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Optimizing for Loyalty: Overcoming One of User Acquisition’s Biggest Challenges

Keywee

In the last few years, publishers have had to make some dramatic shifts in order to stay afloat and competitive in a saturated media environment. The decline of print has forced publishers to look to new revenue streams.

The content marketer’s secret weapon: using data as content

Parse.ly

As more companies take content and audience seriously as a marketing function, the bar for audience attention continues to rise. It’s always been incredibly challenging to break through the noise, but we have a secret weapon we’ve been using: data.

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Where is Martech Headed? 3 Trends Explained

Triblio

Businesses are always striving for more efficiency and higher productivity. In B2B, marketers often look to technology for productivity gains. Where is this technology headed?

Lead Qualification; Does PANDA Outstrip BANT in the Long Run?

Inbox Insight

52% of marketers say they provide salespeople with their best quality leads, while salespeople rank marketing-sourced leads last. HubSpot, 2017 ).

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Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

How To Growth Hack Your Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

“Growth hacking” is one of those buzzwords that’s started popping up in digital marketing circles over the last few years. But what exactly is growth hacking and how can you use it to benefit your content marketing efforts?

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SEO Best Practices for Landing Page Optimization

KoMarketing Associates

There’s been a competition going on between PPC and SEO for quite some time. And while there are pros and cons to both traffic-generation strategies , one of the best pro-PPC arguments has always been that PPC drives more targeted traffic.

How Industrial Distributors Can Use Content Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

Content marketing for industrial distributors can be very challenging. The biggest problem I’ve seen is that there is very little differentiation between distributors serving the same niche.

3 Music Promotions That Broke Through the Noise And What Can Teach Content Marketers

Marketing Insider Group

At least once since 2014, you’ve almost certainly turned the key in your car’s ignition, only to hear U2’s “Songs of Innocence” album ring out. It happens to the best of us because it’s happened to almost all of us.

Convertkit Vs Mailchimp - What should you choose?

SendX

We have put these giants through a test, and we will tell you all. I will assume that you have not been living under a rock for the past few years, and you know exactly what are these two companies.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

Modern Marketing Blog Influencer Series: How Marketing Teams Can Use Customer Journey Maps

Modern Marketing

Annette helps her clients map customer journeys as part of their CX improvement efforts. In this blog, Annette explains how marketing teams can use those maps to align with CX activities and/or improve their own CX-related efforts.

Report: Only 45% of All Marketers Say They ‘Somewhat’ Align with Sales on Key Objectives

KoMarketing Associates

Previous research has shown that marketing and sales alignment can be critical to sustaining a company’s overall bottom line, but new data shows that there are still struggles between marketers and other teams.

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5 Examples of Creative Healthcare Content Marketing

Contently

When you’re searching for a healthcare provider, you want more than a scientific expert. You need someone accessible, prompt, and trustworthy. Today’s patients need personalized advice and access to helpful resources.

Prevent Bots, SPAM, and Data Garbage in Your Digital Marketing Forms

Act-On

Tired of retrieving fake or inauthentic form submissions? Read this blog to eliminate bots, SPAM, and garbage data from your email marketing lists. Demand and Lead Generation

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Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

How to Create a Content Calendar in as Painless a Way as Possible

Modern Marketing

Content may be king, but the king could always use some help. It’s hard to be on top if you’re not organized behind the scenes. To produce content in a timely manner, you need a content calendar. It’s what tells the king where to go and when — as well as what to say.

Survey: Marketers’ Budgets Expected to Grow Within the Next 12 Months

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers look ahead to 2020, new research suggests that they will have large budgets at their disposal to achieve their top objectives.

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Empathy Marketing: How to Understand Your Customers, in 10 Steps

Contently

I believe that empathy for your audience is the foundation of good marketing. If you don’t truly understand your customer and the challenges they face, there’s little chance your content or brand message will make a lasting impact.

B2B vs. B2C Marketing: Four Myths, Six Differences, and One Key Similarity

Webbiquity

Business-to-business (B2B) marketing is a passion to those of us who’ve devoted our lives and careers to it. But it’s also widely misunderstood. Common myths and misunderstandings can leave you standing alone in the corner at parties when you try to describe what you do.

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Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

Engage Your Customers with Episodic Content

Modern Marketing

On the Fly is our new video series with small bites (two mins or less) of marketing advice and training from marketing experts, delivered while they are on the road, at the airport, or traveling somewhere. This week’s featured expert is Brian Fanzo , founder of iSocialFanz.

Report: 47% of Marketers Say their Data is “Siloed and Difficult to Access”

KoMarketing Associates

Although marketers have an abundance of data at their fingertips, new research suggests that they are still having trouble leveraging it and integrating it into their strategies.

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How to Successfully Respond to an RFP

Act-On

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6 Essential Elements of Every Successful App

Biznology

Businesses spend billions of dollars on apps. According to BuildFire, smartphone users spend 90% of their time on apps as opposed to web browsers. The proliferation of smartphones isn’t slowing down. Nor is the profusion of app developers, IDEs, and frameworks.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

Holiday Marketing Predictions: What to Expect This Year

Modern Marketing

Every holiday season is a little different because of a variety of factors, including technology trends, consumer sentiment, and the timing of the calendar.

How to Stop Creating Content That Disappoints Your Audience

Content Marketing Institute

It was to be a good read. From the email to the title, the messaging indicated the content offered valuable insights. She handed over her information. Now, she feels cheated. Why do brands produce content that lets their readers down?

8 Free Video Resources to Make You a Video Marketing Pro in No Time

Vidyard

Learning new skills can help keep you engaged, make you more adaptable, increase your career opportunities, and even benefit your health. Plus, it’s one of the big things that high performers—the people who get promoted—tend to have in common.

Is AI All Hype Right Now?

Biznology

Recently on our podcast we talked about a conversation Tim Peter had with a colleague. The discussion revolved around AI. Tim was asked an intriguing question. “Come on. All this AI stuff, when we talk about marketing and all that, that’s all just hype, right?”

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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