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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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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.

6 Reasons Video Is A Star Player In Content Marketing

Vidyard

It’s no secret that the use of video in content marketing is on the rise. And, it’s certainly not a tactic to be taken lightly. In fact, YouTube is now the second largest search engine on the web and while video marketing is frequently an afterthought, its value demands a front-runner position in your content marketing plan. Here are the 6 reasons why video is a star player in the content marketing landscape and should be in your marketing plan, too. #6. Shift In Viewing Habits.

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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.

Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

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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

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

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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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.

GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

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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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

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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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.

2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.

Interview with Maxine Mackintosh

Onalytica B2B

Maxine Mackintosh – Co-Founder of One HealthTech. Key Topics: Data science, Health Informatics, Women-In-Tech. Location: London, UK. Bio: Maxine is a researcher working at the intersection of data science and dementia at University College London.

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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Video Strategy: The Awareness, Interest, and Decision.

Vidyard

Creating video is not an easy task, one of the most challenging parts of creating video content is ‘what kind of video should I make?’ ’ It sounds like a simple question, but not any video can be used to capture leads, and not all videos should be given away without a small price to pay. An effective video strategy would combine videos that will be distributed to across the masses, multiple channels and sites. We call this Awareness.

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.

Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. But, connecting and building trust with buyers has never been harder. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. Empathy is not just a “soft” skill, it's an incredibly powerful tool to understand customer motivation and increase lead conversion.

Five Ways to Keep Your Marketing Plan on Track

Type A Communications

January 11, 2017 by Dean Kaplan As a business owner, I really enjoy working with my marketing team. I find their creativity and flexibility to be inspiring and they work hard to develop great strategic plans with detailed timelines.

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Hit The Ground Running in 2018 with These Growth Tips for Your Business

Marketing Insider Group

Well, you did it. You worked hard to make it through the holiday shopping season, and now we’re just a few days away from entering into the new year. As an ecommerce business owner, you might be taking some time off to reset, but you’re probably also spending some of your down time thinking about […]. The post Hit The Ground Running in 2018 with These Growth Tips for Your Business appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

Social Listening for B2B Sales: How to Ignite Sales and Buyer Engagement

ScribbleLive

“You were born with two ears and one mouth for a reason…so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”. – 55 AD from Epictetus , the Greek Sage and Stoic philosopher. Listening is probably one of the most important skills we can use in all aspects of our lives – both personally and professionally it shows empathy, a genuine interest and through active listening we can learn a lot about a person.

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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

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.

Interview with Cory Munchbach

Onalytica B2B

Cory Munchbach – SVP of Strategy at BlueConic ?. Key Topics: Marketing Technology, Marketing Strategy, Startups, B2B Marketing, Women in Tech. Location: Boston, MA USA.

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

Is Your Video Infrastructure Ready for 2018?

Vidyard

As the popularity of video multiplies, so do its uses. Yesterday, it was confined to the marketing department and considered expensive. Today, video is cheap, nimble, and available to anyone who wants it. Salespeople use it to retire their quotas. Support managers use it to help customers quickly. Product teams use it to announce , HR teams to inspire , and PR folks to pitch. And we are only just getting started.

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The CMO + Chief Customer Officer: The Beyonce & Jay-Z of the C-Suite

Act-On

By locking arms with the chief customer officer, CMOs can be at the forefront of a cool new approach to driving revenue and customer loyalty. Corporate Customer Marketing Marketing Strategy

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Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

If you are a marketer who needs to generate more high-quality leads that will turn into sales opportunities and revenue, register now for this special event that will show you how to get started and moving in a profitable direction.

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.

Weekend Reading: “Brand Seduction” by Daryl Weber

Marketing Insider Group

For the 157th episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed Daryl Weber, author of Brand Seduction: How Neuroscience Can Help Marketers Build Memorable Brands. For many marketing professionals, “science” is a four-letter word. They see brand-building as an unteachable art guided by their intuition and experience. But at its core, marketing aims to seed […]. The post Weekend Reading: “Brand Seduction” by Daryl Weber appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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Key Digital Branding Tips to Dominate Your Online Presence

Navigate the Channel

In a competitive marketplace where analytics and conversion rates rank high among digital marketing tools, many businesses put the idea of branding on the back burner.

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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

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale.