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What GDPR Means for CMOs: Is All the Hype Justified?

Modern Marketing

By Mark de Groot, Marketing Director, EMEA CX, Marketing Apps & CRM – Regional, Oracle. As a direct link to customers and their data, marketers will be uniquely affected by GDPR. In this Q&A, Oracle’s Marie Escaro and Kim Barlow discuss how GDPR affects marketing teams. How Seriously Should Marketers Take GDPR Compliance?

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What is holding you back in digital marketing?

Biznology

My days are divided between teaching professionals how to change their careers and teaching companies how to change their cultures–both of whom want to embrace digital marketing. But it takes more than giving it a big hug.

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How to Avoid the ABM Trough of Disillusionment

Engagio

Summary: What causes good marketers to execute bad ABM and fall victim to the hype cycle (plus, how to avoid disappointment.). I think we’ve hit peak hype with ABM. These days, you can’t trip over a B2B marketer without hearing them talk about Account Based Marketing (ABM).

Three Powerful Benefits of B2B Marketing Automation Tools

Launch Marketing

Your marketing team has been hard at work generating leads via email marketing, social media, gated content, SEO, PPC and other inbound-based campaigns. Your sales team is also jumping for joy to have all these marketing qualified leads!

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

The One-Person Marketing Plan for Startups

Marketing Insider Group

Struggling to devise a marketing strategy as a one-person startup? We’ve compiled the best advice to help you stop making excuses and create that perfect marketing plan for your startup today. There are well over 22 million one-person businesses in the U.S.,

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27 B2B Marketing Measurement Reports in Google Analytics

KoMarketing Associates

Google Analytics has over 100 different reports available out-of-the-box. Some reports require additional configuration, such as Events, Ecommerce, or Goals, but a majority of the reports will begin showing collected data on your site visitors and marketing behaviors immediately. For B2B marketing measurement , only about 25 percent of these reports will hold valuable insights into the effectiveness of your marketing programs.

Social media marketing is Homo sapiens sapiens social

Biznology

Homo sapiens sapiens. I have been doing social media strategy and planning in one form or another for clients since 2003. Nothing at all has changed. In fact, nothing has changed since Homo sapiens emerged around 300,000 years ago.

How to Optimize Facebook Ads for Leads

Marketing Insider Group

Facebook lead ads have a special appeal that makes them an ultra useful lead generation tool. They’re convenient to prospects. And, when it comes to social media browsing, especially on your target buyers’ mobile devices, convenience is three-quarters of the battle.

Why Engagement On Your Social Platforms Is Important For Your Next Trade Show

Webbiquity

Guest post by Reno Macri. Trade show or event marketing offers an excellent opportunity for businesses and marketers to gain valuable face-to-face time with potential clients, customers and business partners.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Survey: CMOs Struggle to Connect Marketing Efforts with Company Success

KoMarketing Associates

Although marketers are constantly evolving their strategies, CMOs are still struggling to tie marketing efforts to improvements in their overall bottom line. Korn Ferry recently conducted the “2018 CMO Pulse Survey” to determine how many marketing initiatives can be tied back to company success. About half of CMOs (52 percent) claimed that they could not make a direct correlation between their marketing team’s results to company performance.

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3 Storytelling Tips for Marketers in the Age of Social

Modern Marketing

Humans love telling and hearing stories. From children’s nursery rhymes to week-long box-set binges. Stories define who we are and how we understand the world. And that is why storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to breathe life into a brand.

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How to Make Your Emails More Relevant and Effective

Marketing Insider Group

As an email marketer, it’s your job to recognize and pay attention to the needs of your subscribers. When someone signs up for your email list, it’s because they expect to get something worthwhile in return from you.

How Many Influencers Should You be Working with for Maximum Success?

Onalytica B2B

A common topic on people’s minds when starting out an influencer program is around the optimal number of influencers that they should be working with in order to achieve results. And it’s a good thing to be thinking about.

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

B2B Customers Consult About Five Information Sources During Buying Journey

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers strive to deliver content that best suits their customers’ needs, new research indicates that B2B customers still prefer to consult a wide array of assets during the buying process. According to the “2018 B2B Buying Disconnect” report from TrustRadius, B2B buyers consult 4.9 different information sources on average during the buying journey.

Oracle Marketing Cloud Named a Leader in Gartner's Multichannel Marketing Hub Magic Quadrant

Modern Marketing

We are honored to be named a Leader in Gartner’s first Magic Quadrant for Multichannel Marketing Hubs. Being a leader, of the 'Leaders' is particularly flattering considering how important this emerging category is to our customers, partners and employees. Below are some highlights.

5 Expert Tips from Influential Executives to Improve Your Social Media Approach

Marketing Insider Group

Social media has quickly become a go-to resource for marketing and sales. It’s an obvious choice, considering there are 2.8 billion social media users globally. But just because social media is widely used doesn’t mean it’s well understood. Consider this tale of two companies.

Keyword Knowledge Graphs: Using AI to Create Outside-In Taxonomies

Biznology

We’ve changed our webinars to live expert interviews. For our first one, Mike talked with James Mathewson, the program director of content marketing platforms at IBM.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

How to Prove ROI for a B2B Social Media Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

If your organization is struggling to measure the success of a B2B social media strategy, you are not alone in this challenge. As detailed in news coverage last year, a report from Simply Measured discovered that 61 percent of brand and agency marketers were struggling to determine the ROI of their social media initiatives. Fast forward almost 10 months later and challenges are similar despite the rapid adoption of marketing technology to aid in these efforts.

What Romance Novelists Can Teach Us About Pleasing a Tough Audience

Contently

When I was in college, my favorite writing professor told us romance novelists have exceptionally difficult jobs. The students around me rolled their eyes. Most were hoping to write a moody, allegorical novel at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the comparison felt like an insult.

Human Customer Support or Chatbot: Which is Right for Your Business?

Marketing Insider Group

The chatbot revolution is upon us. Many businesses and leaders in marketing are fully embracing chatbots as part of their strategy, meaning you need to start considering it too.

Concentrating on customer experience

Biznology

‘Customer experience’ refers to putting the customer and their needs at the center of everything a company does.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

98% of Marketers Agree Personalization Helps Advance Customer Relationships

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers continue to personalize the customer experience, more are beginning to see the benefits of doing so in terms of strengthening their relationships with clients. Recently, Evergage conducted the “2018 Trends in Personalization” report to determine how customers are responding to personalization efforts by marketers. Furthermore, the report took a closer look at how marketers believe their initiatives are paying off.

The Formula That’s Helping Me Optimize the Most Important Marketing Campaign of My Life

Contently

Eating your own dog food. It’s one of those business sayings I never quite understood. It means using your own product. Why is it dog food and not—you know—pizza? I have no idea. But I recently decided to dogfood Contently for a personal project—the launch of my upcoming book Dream Teams.

5 Common Multi-Channel Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Marketing Insider Group

Every ecommerce business owner wants to see their business grow and profits increase, but no one likes experiencing the growing pains that so often go hand-in-hand with scaling operations.

Getting Back To Marketing Basics

Act-On

Marketing Basics: the best marketing minds are a marriage of seeming opposites that end up working together. Strategic marketers today must balance the right brain that controls creativity and intuition and the left brain that processes information logically and analytically.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!