Sat.Sep 16, 2017 - Fri.Sep 22, 2017

Influencer Marketing: Where are Your Target Audience Being Influenced?

Onalytica B2B

Finally, we’ve reached a point in our influencer marketing blog post series where we can really start getting to it – for the lack of a better phrase. We know what influener marketing is, why we’re doing it and what we want to achieve.

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Dare to be different and make your B2B content marketing really stand out

Tomorrow People

What separates good from great in B2B content marketing and what’s stopping marketers from producing truly differentiated content? Content Marketing Differentiation

Six Steps to a Successful Lead-Management Strategy

Act-On

Follow these six tips for a successful lead-management strategy. Lead Nurturing buyer persona lead management lead management strategy lead strategy marketing personas sales lead management

Five Surprising Findings from the 2017 Marketing Strategy Report

Webbiquity

CoSchedule, a top content planning and research tool vendor, just released its State of Marketing Strategy Report 2017 , based on a survey of nearly 1,600 marketing professionals. Many of the findings were enlightening through not terribly surprising. But a few stood out as…unexpected.

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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.

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Give Your Content Marketing a Boost With Social Keywords

Modern Marketing

Keywords have long been the foundation of every content marketing strategy. Knowing the words and phrases that your audience is using to search for information helps guide your content creation efforts, and land a position at the top of search results.

Interview with Zontee Hou

Onalytica B2B

Zontee Hou – Senior Strategist at Convince & Convert. Key Topics: Content Marketing, Digital Marketing Strategy, Consumer Behavior. Location: Brooklyn, New York.

How to Create a Brand Advocate Army

Marketing Insider Group

What’s the most powerful element of your marketing strategy? High quality content, UX, SEO, live video, unforgettable events? It’s not personalization. It isn’t social marketing lead generation. Not even the use of next gen AI and machine learning hold a candle to the voice of your existing customers. McKinsey puts word of mouth behind […]. The post How to Create a Brand Advocate Army appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Connected consumption is the new customer experience (CX)

Biznology

Lesson for leaders. Today’s marketing is becoming obsolete. It comes from yesterday’s world. Its focus is “find, buy, and deliver.”. Now imagine having an invisible 2-way channel inside everything that is done online.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

Branding as a Framework for Customer Experience Management

Modern Marketing

In today’s digital, social, and app-driven economy; companies face an increasingly complex environment when it comes to managing their customer experience.

Interview with Mark Fidelman

Onalytica B2B

Mark Fidelman – CEO at Fanatics Media. Key Topics: Marketing, Digital Marketing, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Influencer Marketing. Location: San Diego, CA.

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How Customer Loyalty Is Really Earned

Marketing Insider Group

You can’t buy your customers. Promotional offers, special discounts, and giveaways may motivate more sales – during the promotional period. They may gain some brand favor while the free sample is being used or the discounted subscription pricing is in effect. Even loyalty programs have an appeal, but they do nothing to establish brand authenticity. […]. The post How Customer Loyalty Is Really Earned appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

How purposeful branding is driving millennials and social entrepreneurship

Biznology

The world has changed dramatically in the past 10 years or since the 2008 recession. Economic and job growth is coming less from traditional industries or big corporations, but more from entrepreneurial startups.

How to Prepare Contact & Account for an Account-Based Marketing Strategy

Among B2B communities, 2017 brought upon several new concepts, trends and technologies… But perhaps none captured more attention than the re-emergence of account-based marketing as a viable growth strategy.

3 Steps to Success in Omni-Channel Orchestration

Modern Marketing

Press Release: Kaon to be Apple Launch Partner for 3D AR, Showing Interactive 3D Products in Enterprise Environments

Kaon

Kaon Interactive Takes Sales & Marketing Applications to the Next Level with 3D Augmented Reality. Kaon Interactive , the leading provider of 3D marketing and sales applications for global B2B brands, today announced that its augmented reality (AR) solution, Kaon AR ® , is now available on over 340 million Apple devices.

6 Reasons Your Marketing Video Isn’t Going Viral

Marketing Insider Group

It’s not a marketing secret or even a trend. Video marketing has become a sizable slice of the digital marketing pie. B2B, B2C, enterprise level, start-up, mom and pop shop – video does not discriminate. It works for everyone. When more than half of internet users watch videos online – every day – visual media naturally becomes […]. The post 6 Reasons Your Marketing Video Isn’t Going Viral appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Why Brands Need to Stop Chasing Marketing Hype and Start Pursuing Audience Intent

ScribbleLive

Brands waste too much time and effort chasing the next, shiny marketing strategy or buzzword, thinking it’s a silver bullet. Leading with “intent” lets brands put their audience first, and leaves the tactical marketing implementation as a detail, not a key focus.

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Not Too Late: Last-Minute Steps towards GDPR Compliance for B2B Marketers

Speaker: Howard J. Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group, and Anne Angele, Senior Marketing Automation Specialist, Spear Marketing Group

As you likely know, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect May 25. Surveys show that most US-based B2B marketers are still woefully unprepared, even though the regulation affects not only any company actively doing business in Europe, but anyone even communicating with European contacts in his/her marketing database. The penalties for non-compliance with GDPR can be severe – in the millions of dollars. Fortunately, there are a few basic steps that B2B marketers can and should make that will get them closer to full compliance.

How does the CMO role look different in the US when compared to the UK?

Act-On

What’s it take to become a CMO and what does this coveted role demand – both in the US and in the UK? Take a look at our research to reveal the answers. Marketing Life Marketing Strategy cmo Marketing in the UK UK CMO

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A Day in the Life of a Content Strategist

Contently

As of today, 40,427 people have the title of content strategist on LinkedIn. Another 1,389 open roles await the right candidate. And according to recent research from The Creative Group , content strategists currently hold one of the top-paying jobs in the tech and creative fields.

How Ecommerce Brands Should Approach Content Marketing in 2018

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing is changing. In the past, you might have been able to get real ROI from lazily publishing 500-word articles on your blog week after week, but it’s not enough anymore. In order to use content to build brand awareness, differentiate from competitors, secure customer loyalty, drive more traffic to your product pages, and […]. The post How Ecommerce Brands Should Approach Content Marketing in 2018 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

3 costly small business loan mistakes entrepreneurs make

Biznology

When it comes to launching a startup, entrepreneurs know that the most precious thing in the business universe isn’t customers, products, brand equity, or even patents: it’s capital. Indeed, with enough cash, entrepreneurs can steer their startup around obstacles, and exploit opportunities.

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.

Only B2B - Untitled Article

Only B2B

How is content marketing more than “creating” & “marketing” content? A brief analysis of content measurement metrics. Did you know that every minute , 1440 blogs are published and 500 hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube?

Emergency Alert: We Need to Rethink Content Strategy

Contently

Netflix drives how we think about so much: dating, friendship, introversion, internet memes. But I’m a total dork, so when I think of Netflix, the first thing I focus on is content strategy.

Make an Impact: Intelligent Social Media Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Investing in social media is something every business owner is told to do and something that every marketing department has to focus on – that’s a given. But the results can vary, and tracking and monitoring tangible success can be difficult. Return on investment in social media marketing has long been a tricky topic and […]. The post Make an Impact: Intelligent Social Media Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

Kate Sweetman interview: digital disruption and reinvention

Biznology

One of my all-time favorite business jokes involves two guys walking through the woods. Suddenly, the two see a bear charging towards them. The first kicks off his boots and starts pulling running shoes from his backpack. The second guy says, “What are you doing? You’ll never outrun that bear.”.

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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.

11 Automated Emails You Should Be Sending with Your Engagement Platform

Modern B2B Marketing

If you’ve got a substantial email list, there’s no sense in just sitting on it, and letting it stagnate. Make the most of each and every contact on that list, through your targeted email campaigns in order to see the best results.

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Vizury Combines Web Page Personalization with a Customer Data Platform

Customer Experience Matrix

One of the fascinating things about tracking Customer Data Platforms is the great variety among the vendors. It’s true that variety causes confusion for buyers. The CDP Institute is working to ease that pain, most recently with a blog discussion you’re welcome to join here. But for me personally, it’s been endlessly intriguing to trace the paths that vendors have followed to become CDPs and learn where they plan to go next.

Enough of the Guru Worship: Why We Should Demote Our Favorite Experts

Marketing Insider Group

We hear it all the time: We live and work in the “Information Age.” And most of the time, this is something to celebrate! We have more access, more ways to self-express, more choice, more technology, and more opportunities. It’s great! But… The Information Age has a dark side: Advice Overload. It’s just so easy […]. The post Enough of the Guru Worship: Why We Should Demote Our Favorite Experts appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Backfill your corporate history onto your blog for Google

Biznology

You won’t confuse your visitors or p**s off Google Search if you start posting historical newsletters, news items, press releases , product launches, and blog posts — as long as you’re honest.

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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.