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5 Ways to Reimagine Your Content Leftovers

Content4Demand

by Tonya Vinas, Director of Content Strategy. It’s that time of year when Ralphie bemoans the loss of his family’s turkey after the Bumpus’ hound dogs abscond with it in the movie A Christmas Story : “ The heavenly aroma still hung heavy in the house. But it was gone, all gone! No turkey! No turkey sandwiches! No turkey salad! No turkey gravy! Turkey hash! Turkey a la king! Or gallons of turkey soup! Gone, ALL GONE!”. These days people don’t treasure leftovers as much.

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Report: Customers Seeking Less Promotional Email From Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers continue to target their audiences with email, new research suggests that they may benefit from leaning more on the informational side than the promotional when it comes to content. Adobe recently conducted the “2018 Adobe Consumer Email Survey” and discovered that the majority of customers (39 percent) would prefer brand emails to be less promotional and more informational.

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The ties that bind us: content marketing proven to foster trust and comfort with customers

Tomorrow People

When content marketing is done well, successful companies will build trust and comfort with an audience — without the hard-sell treatment. This infographic puts in the numbers, but successful marketers agree it’s all about the relationship. As any successful sales executive knows, selling isn’t about the sale.

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6 Examples of AI Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Technology is evolving and the world of online marketing is evolving along with it. Artificial intelligence and machine learning now make a wide variety of marketing tasks easy; even those which would have been impossible only a few years ago. We’re still in the very early stages of using AI in marketing but even so, there are some […]. The post 6 Examples of AI Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Artificial Intelligence

Your New Schematic for Next-Level Sales Coaching & Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, President of B2bTrainers

The term “sales enablement” applies to a dizzying array of best practices and technologies. In addition, there is tremendous competitive pressure not to fall behind. No matter where you are in your current sales enablement strategy, one thing is key: success ultimately rides on the habits of your sales managers & marketers. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk will lay out an in-depth schematic for your next-level sales coaching, demonstrate the key activities that comprise success, and walk you through several examples of sales coaching cadences that apply to all salesforce sizes.

6 Ways Marketing Automation Is Evolving for CMOs

Oracle

As a CMO, your job is to be ready for every marketing development. You’re never allowed to stand still, because the moment you do, something in your industry will change, and you’ll fall behind the competition. Unfortunately, turnover for marketing jobs is increasing. One survey revealed that the average tenure of a marketing CMO is less than four years, and burnout is the number one cause. Automation is the solution to avoiding this burnout.

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Word of Mouth Marketing: How to Spark Positive Conversations

B2B PR Sense

What is word of mouth marketing? And what makes it such a powerful tool? Let's start with an example. Say you catch an ad on social media for a new product. It claims to be the best of its class and will transform your business. With such outsize claims, you're likely to dismiss the product as a sensationalized gimmick -- and you wouldn't be alone in thinking that. Let's push pause and go back. Now take that same product, but instead of an ad, you hear about it from a trusted friend or colleague.

How to Give Yourself Profit-Building Clout with Blog Posts

Marketing Insider Group

“I should write a book,” said one exasperated pediatrician whose patients’ after-hours questions kept her up practically all night. She meant, perhaps, that she should chronicle her trials and tribulations with an autobiographical work—as British country veterinarian James Herriot (of All Creatures Great and Small) did with great success. As someone who specializes in marketing, I’d […].

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Ceremonial Adoption - I Am Sure You Have Come Across It Before!

Oracle

What is a common and fairly regular feature of Digital Transformation and Customer Success initiatives? I am sure you have seen it before. It starts with a CEO presentation on stage at the annual Company All-Hands, where they present the company's focus or the new vision. This announcement could be linked to the Big T the company is engaged on like becoming a digital-first business or putting the customer at the heart of everything the company does.

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Customer-Powered Success: Why Advocates Play a Crucial Role in the Post-Sale Journey

Influitive

Modern B2B enterprises must provide a flawless post-sale customers experience to drive high customer satisfaction and growth. Instead of only focusing on internal metrics like churn, retention, and NPS,” says Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight, “the most sophisticated companies are looking from the outside in, starting with the customer’s experience and desired outcomes and working.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

13 Lead Generation Tactics That Will Explode Your PR Campaign

B2B PR Sense

A skilled coach on the field has a game book of several tried and true plays that are designed to maximize the performance of his or her players. In the same way, every brand needs a "game book" of lead generation tactics to maximize the effectiveness of its campaigns. In this post, we will discuss: A reliable lead generation marketing definition. What comprises a good lead generation and PR campaign. Specific tactics that will boost your marketing and lead generation efforts.

What is Content Marketing?

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing is a strategic marketing and business process focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience, and ultimately, to drive profitable customer action. Good content resonates with the viewer because it fits with their goals or general interest. Great content maps to their desire, […]. The post What is Content Marketing? appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Meet the New Markie Awards

Oracle

The Markie Awards have celebrated achievements in digital marketing since 2007, and over the years, we’ve been surprised, intrigued, and inspired by the successes we’ve witnessed from marketing leaders in every industry. And as innovation so often does, this has broadened our perspective about the possibilities ahead. The customer experience looks much different than it did in 2007.

The B2B Marketer’s Ultimate Guide to Reddit

Zoominfo

Since Reddit’s creation in 2005, the platform has earned its title as the “frontpage of the Internet.” Reddit, a popular social networking site and forum, has over 300 million users, 140,000 active communities, and boasts over 14 million monthly pageviews ( source ). Considering this expansive reach, it only makes sense for marketers to wonder how they can use Reddit to their advantage. In a recent blog post, we offered some tips on using Reddit to conduct market research.

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

Deloitte CMO Annabel Rake on why staff need personalization just as much as your customers

Tomorrow People

“80% of my budget goes on people, which is a lot. I want people who are happy and engaged. If I don’t create the right environment, they’ll leave,” says Annabel Rake CMO of Deloitte. To deliver any of the above, marketing leaders must build and grow a strong team set for the future. Annabel Rake, partner, and CMO, Deloitte explains that to retain and motivate the best employees, you must cater to their individual needs. The world of work is changing.

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Make the Most of the Holiday Marketing Season (and Beyond)

Marketing Insider Group

By Steve Olenski In the middle of this holiday shopping season, there are some strong indications that it could be record-breaking for many companies. Amazon reported a Cyber Monday shopping record, surpassing its own previous record earlier this year on Prime Day. And for the five-day period from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, the retail giant […]. The post Make the Most of the Holiday Marketing Season (and Beyond) appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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Report: One-to-Three-Month Mark is Most Critical During the B2B Buyers’ Journey

KoMarketing Associates

B2B marketers have an ample amount of time to reach out to their target audience, but new research suggests that the first one-to-three months of the buying process are critical. Demand Gen recently conducted the “2018 B2B Buyers Survey” and found that the first one-to-three months of the buying process are critical to getting customers’ attention. By this specific mark, 38 percent of B2B buyers have already developed an informal list of potential providers.

How Marketing Operational Excellence Facilitates Growth

Measure Up Marketing

IBM’s Modern Marketing Mandate posited that “CMOs have always needed to take their industry’s pulse and devise appropriate competitive responses … today, the mission needs to extend beyond market research and marketing campaigns. CMOs have a broader responsibility to analyze and predict trends.” Betsy Rohtbart, vice president of Digital Marketing at Vonage, described this as being “prepared for the expected unexpected.”

How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by Enabling the Right People

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

When looking outward with your content marketing, don’t forget conversations with customers are two-way

Tomorrow People

Most marketers use email and web content to educate customers — but far fewer turn those communications into conversations. This blog uses research by the CMI to illustrate the value of keeping the talk two-way. Let’s keep the discussion going. A huge proportion of content marketers — nearly nine out of ten as found in the CMI’s latest research — use email to talk to their audiences. Almost as many (77%) use educational content (like blogs and downloads) on the web, too.

Building B2B Relationships With Trust and Empathy [Interview]

Marketing Insider Group

We have more sales and marketing technology and channels to reach our customers, but they’re increasingly tuning us out. In short: we’re getting more disconnected from customers. Something is missing. Even though our tools have become smarter with AI and machine learning, connecting and building B2B relationships has never been harder. The question is: How can […]. The post Building B2B Relationships With Trust and Empathy [Interview] appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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Five Sales Enablement Tactics B2B Marketers Need to Master

Webbiquity

Guest post by Mary Ade. Sales enablement significantly drives higher conversion rates and revenue. Nearly 75 percent of organizations using sales enablement tools say it greatly influenced sales growth over the past 12 months. Even though it’s been around for a while, sales enablement has undergone several improvements, with dozens of tools for sales professionals , solutions, and software platforms to make it easier and faster for reps to do their job.

How Marketers Can Put Data to Work Next Year

Biznology

Marketers continue to struggle with using data to grow their brands and businesses. But it’s clear that what will separate winners from the also-rans as we move forward in 2019 is your ability to put data to work. You already have an immense amount of data about your customers and their interactions with your business every single day. You also have an enormous opportunity to gather even more data from your customers.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

3 Tips for Using Predictive Intelligence to Fuel Your Content Strategy

RockContent

Superpowers. We daydream of having them, flood the cinemas to watch the Avengers’ latest woes and foes in dealing with having them, and use technologies that have brought us scarily close making them a part of our reality. Of course, we can’t predict the future—and we (unfortunately) can’t use AI to reveal the winning lottery numbers.

Do You Need an Agile Marketing Certification?

Marketing Insider Group

Agile marketing certification: a waste of time and money, or a crucial stepping stone on the path to true agility? This question is part of a larger, ongoing debate in the larger Agile community. So this Agile Marketing Minute video attempts to tame the certification circus, at least for marketers. Agile Training Options Some members […]. The post Do You Need an Agile Marketing Certification? appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Agile Marketing

How to Avoid Common Website Design Flaws

Webbiquity

By David Gutierrez. A lot of work goes into building a website. No matter if you’re starting from scratch or using a template—creating a unique design, populating your site with compelling content, and optimizing all elements—takes time and energy. No one wants to go through that whole process only to end up with a subpar web presence. Image credit: The Blue Diamond Gallery. Do yourself a favor and take some time to make sure you’re avoiding these common website design flaws.

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The Secret Value of Site Search

Biznology

While rushing to close 2018 deals, business teams everywhere are also finalizing 2019 plans. Business cases have been calculated, lists have been prioritized and they’re getting to green light 2019 initiatives. All of these are focused on yielding the greatest return for businesses. Increasingly, site search is on the list because of the hidden value in this capability.

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How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.