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5 MarTech Trends That Will Evolve Marketing In 2018

Marketing Insider Group

If you want to know what will shape marketing in 2018, just look where marketing technology is heading. Today, technology is much more than a dynamic arm of marketing – a sea of thousands of tools and resources for marketers to pick and choose from and add to their bag of tricks. Martech, the merging […]. The post 5 MarTech Trends That Will Evolve Marketing In 2018 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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How to Succeed in Public Relations & Spark Change for 2018

B2B PR Sense

Successful PR does not happen by chance. Many variables, including what tactics you use, play a part in your public relations story. If you would like to learn how to succeed in public relations in the coming year, this post will give you some powerful ways to boost your PR strategy.

Should Your B2B Company Be On Instagram?

KoMarketing Associates

When most B2B marketers think of Instagram, they may think of teenagers or millennials who are using it to post photos about their lives and what they are into. But using Instagram in B2B marketing actually isn’t a bad idea: a 2017 Marketing Profs infographic reports that Instagram is the fastest growing platform for B2B marketers and it actually has the highest engagement rate amongst all social media platforms.

The Light Bulbs Have Ears: Why Listening Is Voice-Activated Devices' Most Important Skill

Customer Experience Matrix

If one picture’s worth a thousand words, why is everyone rushing to replace graphical interfaces with voice-activated systems? The question has an answer, which we’ll get to below. But even though the phrasing is a bit silly, it truly is worth asking.

Lead Generation Companies: How to Pick a Right One

Have you ever had a bad experience using a lead generation company? If the answer is yes, you are certainly not alone; fortunately, MarketJoy has put together 4 simple questions that you can use to judge your next potential lead gen partner.

10 Ways to Grow Your Email List Like a Boss

Modern Marketing

Email marketing has long stood in the shadow of its younger, glitzier cousin, social media marketing, as a tool for turning customers into a devoted community of fans.

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Creating SEO Guidelines for Your B2B Organization 

KoMarketing Associates

For most of us, the beginning of a new year allows us to look forward, set goals for ourselves, and imagine all the wonderful things we are going to accomplish in the upcoming year. Of course, we get to the end of the year and realize we didn’t do nearly all of the things we wanted but hey…that was last year. This is a new year and things are changing! Right? One of the problems is we often set our goals too high, making them difficult, if not impossible, to achieve.

5 Tips to Implement In Your Account-Based Marketing Strategy

Act-On

Marketers continue to invest in ABM because it is paying dividends. Here are five tips for implementing your account-based marketing strategy. Account-Based Marketing

Why Next Year’s Marketing Success Will Always Follow Last Year’s Customer Experience

Modern Marketing

The measurement of customer sentiment has evolved over time. We are constantly searching for more accurate methods of understanding what customers will do in the coming days, months and years.

List Builder Bake-Off: MailChimp vs. Sumo

Webbiquity

For bloggers, building an email subscriber list is vital for staying in front of your readers on a regular basis. There are several popular list-builder options among the best email marketing tools and best WordPress plugins , including Sumo , OptinMonster , Thrive Leads , and Hustle.

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7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

B2B Marketers to Invest More in Programmatic Advertising in 2018

KoMarketing Associates

Programmatic advertising has become a more prominent tactic for B2B marketers, but how much are they willing to invest in it in 2018? To learn more about B2B marketers’ dedication to programmatic media, AdweekBrandshare and Dun & Bradstreet recently teamed up to conduct the “B2B Advertising and Marketing Outlook: Programmatic Takes Hold” report. According to the data, 63 percent of B2B marketers now indicate that they buy or sell advertising programmatically.

SEO Strategies and B2B Trends to Watch for in 2018

Act-On

In this Rethink Podcast interview, Webfor’s Kevin Getch discusses SEO strategies to watch for in 2018: voice search, digital assistants, and link-building. AI Marketing Strategy SEO Video

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Leads are Hard 

ViewPoint

A Story From Yesteryear About Reader Service (aka Bingo) Cards. According to Wikipedia: “a reader service card or bingo card" was a reply card inserted in a magazine and used by readers to request free samples and literature from businesses who advertised in the issue. Many advertisers were listed on the reply card. Readers circled the advertisers they were interested in and mailed back (or faxed back) the card to the publisher which then provided their advertisers with the appropriate leads.

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The Value of Pi (Pie?) by Corporate Function

Webbiquity

No 1,000-plus words of wisdom this morning. Just the following graphic for your enjoyment. Gotta pay the bills somehow. There are lots of places to read to read reviews of marketing technology applications. There is one place to buy martech tools.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

Survey: Customer Acquisition Top Priority for Manufacturing Marketers in 2017

KoMarketing Associates

As manufacturing marketers shift their objectives in the new year, research now shows that they were heavily focused on customer acquisition in 2017. The “2017 Trends in Industrial Marketing: How Manufacturers are Marketing Today” from IEEE GlobalSpec recently took a look at which objectives marketing executives in the manufacturing industry focused on last year. The research showed that customer acquisition was still the top priority for 42 percent of respondents in 2017.

Quality and Quantity Content – Can You Really Have it All?

Marketing Insider Group

If you’ve read up on content marketing or you’re involved in the “industry” you’ve inevitably heard about this debate that’s been swirling through blogs and Twitter accounts for some time now: quantity versus quality. The idea is that you can’t possibly write quality content if you’re producing it frequently. It might be something you’ve thought […]. The post Quality and Quantity Content – Can You Really Have it All? appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Things I do to optimize for Google search engine discoverability

Biznology

I am sure most of these show me as superstitious, but I always makes sure I do these few things before hitting the Publish button in Biznology ‘s WordPress compose window. I do them anyway because I assume that while it may not help, it can’t hurt. In my magic realism world, Google spiders, bots, and algos appreciate every little bit of extra data, description, and definition they can.

How I Learned the Hard Way Not to Associate My Company With Buzzwords

Hubspot

"Ladder -- a growth hacking company" had a nice ring to it when I started my company a few years ago.

Best Practices for Selling to Government Agencies

The US government spends over $235 billion on goods and services each year. Because of this, selling your product or service to a government agency can be a great way to increase profits. A government buyer also offers consistency, at least for the duration of your contract. However, there are key differences between selling to a customer or business and selling to the government. MarketJoy VP of Customer Success, Curtis Bendt, has used his vast experience in sales industry to craft a list of best practices for selling to government agencies to give you a more specific idea of what the process involves. MarketJoy also provides you with several tips on how to increase your chances of success.

Marketing and Sales Content – Differences That Matter

Avitage

What IS the difference between marketing and sales content? This is a good question to ask across your organization. The answers will reveal people’s thinking and understanding about “content” in general. Notice how clear, specific, consistent and actionable the responses are. Or not. Why does this matter? Effective sales content is a strategic imperative when selling in a digital age of hyper-connected, hard to engage, low attention span buyers.

Agile Marketing Examples & Case Studies

Marketing Insider Group

The theory of Agile marketing sounds great. I mean, of course we all want to be more nimble and responsive; nobody is standing in line to be slower and less adaptive to change. But the same questions continually come up: if this is so great, where are the Agile marketing examples? Where can I find […]. The post Agile Marketing Examples & Case Studies appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Agile Marketing

Make your life easier with social media marketing tools and apps

Biznology

It’s 2018! The new year is here and that means it is time for all those New Year’s resolutions. Most people make personal resolutions, but do you make resolutions about your work? One of the most popular work-related resolutions is to work more efficiently and make work easier. If you are a marketer, that is exactly what will happen if you take advantage of some of these social media marketing apps that are designed to help you work efficiently and make things much easier for you.

How to Make an Emotional Narrative Work For Your Brand

Contently

I want to tell you about the last time I cried. A few months ago, inside a little laboratory in Claremont, California, I was hooked up to a machine that measures your brain activity from an armband.

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Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based Discounting for the B2B Industry

Competition has increased to new levels of intensity and organizations have begun to look for new ways to acquire customers. Discounted pricing is a strategic tool, which when used correctly can drive a variety of business goals, from marketing through to sales strategy

Optimize Conference Networking and Content-Creation Opportunities

Act-On

In this Rethink Marketing Podcast, Aaron Orendorff discusses best strategies for conference networking and making the most of resulting content. Content Marketing Marketing Life Marketing Strategy

A Storytelling Approach to Internal Communications

Marketing Insider Group

At most companies, internal communications is broken. Emails that no one reads, fliers pinned to bulletin boards no one notices, and all hands meetings in which the entire audience is checking social media on their phones. Why won’t employees pay attention? Why do they complain about company culture, but never participate in it to make […]. The post A Storytelling Approach to Internal Communications appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Six roadmaps multiply your exponential growth

Biznology

Lesson for leaders. How should you plan on having your business destroyed by Facebook ‘s, Amazon ‘s, and Google ‘s roadmaps? If you don’t pay Facebook, Amazon, or Google, they make you disappear online. They can then turn to your company and sell you access to your own customers and markets! They’ll call it advertising and retail. Their platforms will leave you out of tomorrow’s digital-first economy.

Facebook’s Algorithm Change Is An Apocalyptic Move for Brands, Publishers, Users, and Facebook Itself

Contently

Whenever Facebook tweaks its algorithm and decreases the reach of news stories, publishers usually treat it like a lover’s quarrel.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

Job Hunting: How To Wow Prospective Employers… and Yourself

Act-On

Job hunting can feel scary, frustrating, and hopeless. With these tips, young professionals can enjoy success both before and after finding their next job. Corporate Marketing Life

Tips For Keeping Your Marketing Legal

Marketing Insider Group

Everybody, including the FTC, customers, competitors, and random people on the street, are looking to catch your business in a lie. If they do catch your business doing something wrong, especially in your marketing, it can mean a major payday for them, typically in the form of a lawsuit. As the public face for the […]. The post Tips For Keeping Your Marketing Legal appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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Some of the best organic search posts from Biznology

Biznology

We don’t often run compilation posts here, but we ran one of popular organic search posts from Biznology last year, so below are more popular organic search posts from across the years that hold their relevance today: How do I avoid the duplicate content penalty? Are you optimizing for search engines or for customers? Learn SEO from your spouse. Is your site ready for search marketing? See No Evil” s no way for big companies to deal with search spam. Organic search marketing needs words.