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You’re Wasting Your Time on Social Media

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Francesco Montesanto. At some point today, a social media marketer is going to get fired. The reason? They were hired to create socially engaging posts designed to elevate brand reach, skyrocket shareability, and go viral. For many companies, especially B2B vendors, these are completely unrealistic, impractical expectations.

New Report Reveals Internet Usage Is Changing Faster Than You Think

Marketing Insider Group

Think you have internet usage figured out? Think again. According to the new Internet Trends Report for 2018, the way consumers, businesses, regulatory bodies, and the tech titans are interacting with or leveraging the internet is radically different than what was going on just a few years ago. And some of it’s a little alarming. About […]. The post New Report Reveals Internet Usage Is Changing Faster Than You Think appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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3 Ways to Better Market Your Content

Act-On

Are you doing all you can to better market your content. Did you know that most content goes unused once its produced. We recently chatted with Randy Frisch from Uberflip on how marketers can better promote their content. Content Marketing Marketing Strategy

9 Expert Guides: How to Win at Influencer Marketing

B2B PR Sense

Influencer marketing is no longer the cool kid on the block. In a flash, its moved from cutting edge to a necessary tactic for marketers -- including B2B marketers. Not to worry, though, if you're not there yet or need to up your game. I've got you covered. To keep you abreast of the latest trends in B2B influencer marketing, I've rounded up 9 terrific posts. Read on for your Primer on B2B Influencer Marketing. 9 Expert Guides on B2B Influencer Marketing Strategy.

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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.

Choice and Respect Don’t Have to Be Mutually Exclusive

Oracle

There’s a great line in this Wall Street Journal article about airlines and the way they structure and price their fare classes. The CEOs of Delta Airlines and American Airlines were interviewed, and at one point, were each asked to comment on the size of the seats in coach or economy class. Here’s the reporter’s line: “Neither apologizes for packing in more, skinnier seats. Their message: If you want more space, buy it.”

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5 Essential Questions To Ask Yourself Before Launching An Advocacy Program

Influitive

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably put in the research and are ready to start investing in advocacy. Congratulations for coming this far already on your advocacy journey! If you’ve already seen the success that companies like yours have had with their programs, then you know how far advocacy can take you—and hopefully you’re as.

The B2B Marketer’s Guide to Virtual Reality

Zoominfo

In our increasingly digital world, new technologies constantly emerge and change the way we interact with buyers. Some tools become permanent fixtures in marketing strategies, while others fizzle out just as quickly as they enter the scene. But, if there’s one trend that signals what the future of marketing will look like – it’s the rise of virtual and augmented reality.

Getting Down to Earth in Cannes: Intelligent Tires & Bottom-Up Creativity

Oracle

Cannes Lions is one of my favorite events for marketing and advertising professionals. The French Riviera in June provided the perfect setting for the annual International Festival of Creativity on communication, commerce, data, and design. With senior executives from companies like Johnson & Johnson, Lego, PepsiCo, and Pirelli, we had lively debates on two topics that I feel will make a significant impact on the creative services sector.

4 Ways Small Businesses Can Take on Behemoths and Win

Marketing Insider Group

Small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy. In the United States, small businesses make up 99.7% of all employer firms and accounted for 63% of net new jobs created between 1993 and 2013. Why am I telling you this? Because for some strange reason, when we think “economy” we think of the Amazons, Googles […]. The post 4 Ways Small Businesses Can Take on Behemoths and Win appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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!

5 Areas of Local SEO For B2B Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

When it comes to B2B marketing, we are often so focused on the personal approach and difficulty of getting leads, that it’s easy to forget about the basic pillars of best practices. However, it’s these fundamentals that often are what makes up our steady organic traffic and conversions each month.

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The Mobile App Marketer’s Guide to Data Enrichment

Zoominfo

In today’s highly digital, constantly-connected world, massive amounts of data are created and changed every second. In fact, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day. And, if that number wasn’t hard enough to wrap your head around, 90% of the data in the world was created in the last two years ( source ). This unparalleled access to data is typically seen as great news for marketers and businesses.

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Why Social Media Is Vital To Corporate Social Responsibility

Oracle

Today more than ever, companies are under pressure to be good corporate citizens. They are expected to be at the forefront of change in the world. Consumers now expect these companies to be working alongside them to make the world a better place. And the key to making all this happen is social media. Social media is vital to corporate social responsibility for several key reasons.

When to Start Activating Your Employees for Marketing Success

Marketing Insider Group

When your internal experts become a part of the industry conversation, your audience will pay attention. But, in order to gain this marketing advantage, you need the right climate for activation. You need an engaged team. Once you do successfully motivate your employees to share branded content, create their own, and to build their reputations as thought leaders […]. The post When to Start Activating Your Employees for Marketing Success appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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.

Survey: Usefulness is Top Attribute for Marketing Content

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers are constantly putting out a wide array of content for their customers and prospects to consume, but what type resonates the most with their target audience? According to a new report, usefulness and timeliness may be the factors that rise above the rest.

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Press Release: Kaon Interactive Adds 11 Major Accounts to its Enterprise Client Roster

Kaon

Kaon Interactive , the leading provider of 3D marketing and sales applications for global B2B brands, is poised for significant global user growth in 2018 with the recent addition of 11 major new clients. Kaon’s transformative applications allow B2B companies to more effectively communicate a product or service’s differentiated value to prospects through interactive experiences across the buyers’ journey. These solutions, in turn, help to drive increased sales and reduced marketing costs.

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Integrate sales and marketing to focus your efforts

Sales Lead Insights

Integrating marketing and sales is a valuable process for companies to keep lead generation and nurturing productive. Many organizations look for a quick fix such as sharing data sources or changing incentive plans without looking at the whole picture. Instead, create a plan to address a complex set of barriers. Here are some ideas to […]. The post Integrate sales and marketing to focus your efforts appeared first on Sales Lead Insights. B2B marketing marketing and sales integration

CMO Insights: Putting People Before Data

Marketing Insider Group

It’s that time of the year – when all marketer’s stop to evaluate the performance of their brand and retool for the second half finish. How’s the awareness? What about your brand’s share of voice? How’s the customer experience during each stage of the purchasing journey? Do you feel like the brand resonates at each […]. The post CMO Insights: Putting People Before Data appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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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.

[Expert Insight] Planning is Critical Step for Email Marketing Campaigns

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers look ahead to the future, new research suggests that they are turning to content planning to measure the ROI of their efforts. The “2018 State of Email Workflows” report from Litmus found that 55 percent of marketers now use a content calendar year-round – but is this trend bound to continue? How dedicated are marketers to future planning? For answers to these questions and more, we spoke to Chad White, research director at Litmus.

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Everyone says their marketing is “data driven”

Biznology

I used to like the term “data-driven marketing.” ” I really did. But I kept running into people telling me that they were doing data-driven marketing when it just didn’t seem to be the case. They collect data, yes. They report data, yes. But the “driven” part, not so much. Data-driven means that you make decisions based on the numbers. It means that you start with a projection of what the numbers will show if it works.

3 Ways to Better Market Your Content

Act-On

Corporate

Weekend Reading: “The 1-Page Marketing Plan” by Allan Dib

Marketing Insider Group

For the 186th episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed Allan Dib, author of The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand Out From The Crowd. There’s a lot of confusion and mystification (particularly with non-marketing management) about what actually should go into a marketing plan. Many view marketing plans […]. The post Weekend Reading: “The 1-Page Marketing Plan” by Allan Dib appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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.

Report: Email Marketing Effectiveness is on the Rise

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers continue to turn to email to achieve a wide range of objectives, new research suggests that they are seeing increased success with this marketing tactic. DemandMetric in partnership with Return Path recently conducted “The State of Email Marketing” report to determine how email is being leveraged by marketers to achieve top objectives. Seventy-eight percent who said their effectiveness is improving are using email to build brand awareness.

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How do you measure customer experience?

Biznology

Customer Experience is perhaps the hottest trend in digital marketing. Many of my clients have titles such as VP of CX or Director of CX–and they take their jobs very seriously. They want to dramatically improve the experience for customers. But how do you measure whether their experience is improving? It’s not always possible to know what customers are trying to do–their task–but we spend less time trying than we should.

How Marketing Automation Helps Credit Unions Serve Their Members

Act-On

Credit unions are taking advantage of marketing automation platforms, such as Act-On, to adapt, evolve and better serve their members along their financial journeys. Credit Unions Marketing Automation

How to Best Utilize Retargeting to Improve Your Conversion Rates

Marketing Insider Group

Did you know that the average documented shopping cart abandonment rate is almost 70%? This means that only 30% of people who visit a website actually convert and make a purchase. Or financially speaking, your bottom line is highly affected by this customer behavior. But, things don’t have to be this bad because unlike brick-and-mortar […]. The post How to Best Utilize Retargeting to Improve Your Conversion Rates appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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.