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Corporate Guide to Pride—Companies Who’ve Gotten it Right (and Wrong)

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Best banner ads: examples of remarkable display advertising

Bannerflow

The best banner ads are a combination of many different elements. They can feature impactful imagery, unique interactivity, brilliant copy, or highlight the very best in advertising technology. Yet, great online advertising not only needs to capture a viewer’s attention, it must also fulfil the purpose it is designed for. From brand awareness to retargeting. Here are examples of the best display advertising campaigns around: Hallon.

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Why Employee Engagement Is The New Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

When developing a content marketing strategy for your business, you probably put a lot of thought into your goals, audience, content channels, and the types of content you will produce. But many businesses overlook one of the most effective strategies: engaging their employees and turning them into employee advocates. Employee Engagement and Content Marketing Most […]. The post Why Employee Engagement Is The New Content Marketing Strategy appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

Emails and Text Messages: How Many Is Too Many for Marketers to Send?

Oracle

The marketing industry is full of tough questions, but few invite controversy quite like the question of how many emails and texts marketers should be sending to their customers. Some entrepreneurs swear that emailing customers every day is the key to building a six-figure business. On the other end of the spectrum, a quarter of companies send just a single email per month.

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11 Email Deliverability Strategies to Reach the Inbox

With nearly 1 in 5 emails from U.S. senders failing to reach the inbox, deliverability challenges still plague senders and prevent email campaign success. Check out this deliverability guide for actionable strategies and real-world examples of companies applying smart inboxing tactics.

12 B2B Sales Questions to Close Deals Faster

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When it comes to B2B sales calls, the primary goal of the sales rep is to extract valuable information from the other person on the line. If you’re a seasoned sales professional, you already know the best way to get information is to ask smart questions. But this is often easier said than done. Good questions and the answers they produce can make a huge difference in your ability to close deals faster. So keep reading as we provide you with our top 12 B2B sales questions to close deals faster.

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Content Marketing And Local SEO For B2B Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Is there an intersection between content marketing and local SEO for B2B businesses? That’s what we want to explore in this piece. Google and Bing have leaned a lot into local SEO on their search engine results pages. It’s become a lot easier for local businesses to get a high placement on SERPs than in […]. The post Content Marketing And Local SEO For B2B Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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How Automated Email Templates Help You Scale Up Your Personalization

Oracle

When you’re marketing to an audience who number in the millions, manual personalization becomes an impossible task. In the past, many businesses tried to ignore this challenge by simply sending identical emails to every subscriber on their list — and racking up numerous unsubscribes as a result. More recently, organizations have aimed to “split the difference” between mass emailing and personalization by segmenting their subscriber lists.

5 Must-Follow B2B Sales Influencers

Zoominfo

In a recent post, we explored the qualities that made someone an influencer. We also introduced you to some of our favorite B2B marketing influencers —including the socially-savvy Ann Handley, Joe Chernov, and Joe Pullizi, just to name a few. However, the B2B marketing world isn’t the only industry boasting some big names in the social sphere. The B2B sales arena has a few social celebs of its own. Wondering who they are? Well, you’re in luck!

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How SAP Concur’s Ellie Wu Attracts Enthusiastic Brand Champions From Day One

Influitive

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You get a request for a reference, guest speaker, or success story. You scan your list, realize it’s incomplete, and jog over to your customer success team to ask, “Hey, know anyone who’d be a great fit?” If that’s you, you’re limiting the quality and diversity of your advocates, The post How SAP Concur’s Ellie Wu Attracts Enthusiastic Brand Champions From Day One appeared first on Influitive.

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Developing Your Training Content So That It Actually Moves the Needle

Speaker: Bryan Naas, VP of Sales Productivity at Braze

Getting reps & marketers to engage in your content is half the battle of providing value that can ultimately impact the bottom line. How do we break through the noise? In this session, Bryan Naas will detail what it takes to build training and content resources that reps will actually take the time to engage with so you can help them reach their goals.

The Best Ice Breaker Ideas to Drive Engagement at Your Next Event

Marketing Insider Group

Ice breakers have earned themselves a bit of a negative reputation in corporate events but they serve an important purpose. The best ice breaker ideas help your event attendees to warm up, network with each other, get to know the event facilitators, and they can create a memorable experience for everyone involved. Bad ice breakers […]. The post The Best Ice Breaker Ideas to Drive Engagement at Your Next Event appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Event Marketing

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Smarter Email Marketing: Tips on How to Reach More Email Audiences

Oracle

In the last decade, email marketing in India has grown by leaps and bounds. In the past, it was just your inbox and spam folders to be checked. Now, we have categorized tabs, such as inbox , social, and promotions, to look through. Helping with email categorization is a smart move by inbox service providers aiming to retain their customer base, which includes increasingly sophisticated digital citizens.

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How to (Nicely) Push Back on Buyers Who Don't Tell You the Full Truth

The Forward Observer

People lie all the time. In fact, one study found most adults can’t last 10 minutes without lying. Yet while you can probably overlook the occasional fibs from your friends, family, and coworkers, you should never ignore dishonesty from a prospect.After all, your ability to help them depends on having the right information. If they don’t give you the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, you’re going to develop recommendations that are wrong for their needs.

Tableau, Looker, and Origami Logic Acquisitions Show Analytics Is In Fashion

Customer Experience Matrix

One of the unwritten laws of punditry is that one event is random, two events are interesting, and three events make a trend. By that measure, the purchases of data analytics vendors Looker by Google , Tableau by Salesforce , and Origami Logic by Intuit within a three week span must signify something. Is it that martech suites must now include business intelligence software? I think not. Even though the acquired products were fairly similar, each of these deals had a different motivation.

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!

Reflections on the 2019 B2B Thought Leadership Impact Study

Marketing Insider Group

Late in 2018, the powerhouse global communications firm Edelman teamed up with LinkedIn for an in-depth study on the impact thought leadership has on market demand. Here are some key takeaways from the study: Groundbreaking research starts with a thought-provoking question. Edelman’s research staff had a burning one on their minds: Thought leadership earns attention but does […]. The post Reflections on the 2019 B2B Thought Leadership Impact Study appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

11 Powerful Email Marketing Tips You Need to Know

Search Engine Journal

Struggling to get good returns from your email marketing campaigns? Learn 11 powerful email marketing tips that you need to know right now

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Better Together: Lattice Engines Enters Agreement to be Acquired by Dun & Bradstreet

Lattice

I am really proud to share some big news, Lattice Engines has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Dun & Bradstreet, the largest and most comprehensive provider of B2B data. Lattice Engines will operate under the Dun & Bradstreet banner once the deal closes

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Funny Sales Video: Real People, Real Sales Intelligence

DiscoverOrg

We could spend all day telling you what DiscoverOrg actually does and how people use it. But we thought it would be more interesting to SHOW you with real people. Our gracious host is determined to show two newcomers – from sales and marketing, respectively – how real sales intelligence powers a larger pipeline, more conversations, and faster revenue growth. Check out our funny sales video showing off how marketing and sales intelligence really works! Picture a large warehouse.

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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.

How to Scale Your Account Based Marketing Efforts Faster

Marketing Insider Group

There’s no double that Account Based Marketing (ABM) is hot amongst B2B marketers. Everyone is talking about it. After all, who doesn’t want larger deals, better close rates, and more loyal customers? I know there are a few definitions out there for Account Based Marketing, but we define it as a go-to-market strategy that coordinates […]. The post How to Scale Your Account Based Marketing Efforts Faster appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Six Creative Ideas for Your Next Corporate Event

Webbiquity

Guest post by Amanda McPhail. Planning and executing a corporate event is one of the most important components in corporate marketing. And no matter the occasion or situation—whether for employee appreciation, an investor and shareholder meeting, or a conference for clients—it needs to be executed perfectly. Typically, a small core team is responsible for putting the event together, but it’s the business name attached to the event with a reputation and public image at stake.

When Will Content Marketing Count as Prestige Art?

Contently

The art world’s relationship with content marketing is in the middle of a vast sea change. Tech giants like Apple, Amazon, and Facebook have begun to reshape themselves with content, in the mold of media companies like Disney. The business world is following their example. Mainstream media companies and marketing firms are even starting to resemble each other.

SearchChat Podcast: How AI Drives Value for Your Business

Biznology

In this episode Steve Zakur and I are curious about the ways AI can be used to drive greater value for your company. We have our opinions about our own software of course, but this is a bigger question: how can you use AI to make your entire team and business smarter? What companies need to think about right now is AI augmentation — augmenting decision making. Sometimes we’re thinking way too big about AI, instead of in a targeted fashion about what it can do for us now.

5 Key Elements for Building a Successful Data-Driven Product

When selecting data providers, companies must ensure they’re tapping into comprehensive, high-quality streams of fresh information which can be easily integrated into their products in a privacy-compliant manner.

Workfront CMO: How to Get Sales and Marketing Operating as One

Marketing Insider Group

We’re all familiar with the divide between sales and marketing. They often feel like they live on separate islands. But it doesn’t have to be this way. That’s why I interviewed Heidi Melin (@heidimelin), CMO at Workfront on how to get sales and marketing operating as one team. Brian: Can you tell us a little […]. The post Workfront CMO: How to Get Sales and Marketing Operating as One appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing Marketing Strategy

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The Founders Interview Series #16: Tracy Fuller, InnovativEvents

Webbiquity

Every entrepreneur struggles with the timing of their business launch, pondering questions like: is the technology infrastructure in place to support my idea? Is there pent-up market demand? Is my target audience ready for my idea? Do I have time right now to devote to making this work? Tracy Fuller struggled more than most business founders, and with questions that went well beyond those above.

For Whom the Bell Tolls: What the D&B/Lattice Acquisition Means for B2B Marketers

LeadCrunch

Well, the data-driven company acquisition race continues at full throttle. As we mentioned in our post discussing what recent moves by Google could signal for the future of PPC and SEO , quality data is king. And just as I hit publish on that post came the news that Google has entered into an agreement to acquire Looker , the data analytics company.

How To Reply To Online Reviews

Biznology

Business owners often dismiss the importance of online reviews. However, according to Podium’s survey from last year, online reviews are actually important to brand reputation and consumers’ decision-making. Sixty percent of consumers read reviews once a week, and out of that population, more than 90% use the reviews to inform their consumer decisions making. Essentially, online reviews should be a key element of any 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.