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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.

How to to Double (Yes, We Mean Double) the Impact of Your Content Strategy

Does great content really make a difference? How does content quality relate to key business metrics, such as conversions, trust, and purchase? Our research report answers these questions and more as we conclusively prove the connection between content quality and business results.

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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.

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

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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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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Report: How Top Businesses Approach Content Creation

In this report, content professionals from brands like IBM, Oracle, Dropbox and Mastercard share how they approach content creation. Download and learn the strategies, tactics and tools they use to overcome today’s content challenges.

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.

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

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.

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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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

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

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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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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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.

Watch Your Tone! The Ultimate Guide to Developing Your Company’s Tone of Voice

Watch Your Tone! takes you step-by-step through the process of developing your tone of voice. It's loaded with practical advice from some of the world's most noted tone of voice experts, and includes useful guides, examples, and worksheets.

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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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

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.

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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The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.

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.

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

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.

Study: Teenagers Are Now Facebook’s Kryptonite

Contently

Late last year, I wrote an article for Vice News about whether humans can fall in love with artificial intelligence. Spoiler alert: We can. Normally, I’d link you to the webpage so you can read it to learn more, but in this case, I can’t.

eBook: The 9 Ingredients Your Need to Create Better Content

Our content chefs have assembled this recipe book of best practices to help you produce content that stands apart and meets your business objectives. Download and learn the 9 key ingredients of effective content, how they add to your process and how technology helps create content that audiences love to gobble up!

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.

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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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.

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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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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