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Give Your Content Marketing a Boost With Social Keywords

Oracle

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. What many marketers don’t realize, is that the keywords that work for SEO and PPC advertising aren’t always as effective for social media marketing.

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

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Why Lead Nurturing Success Means Not Asking for the Sale

The Point

I was left a voicemail earlier this week by a sales rep that I talked to (briefly) about 6 months ago. His message today was, in summary: “Are you ready to engage with us yet?”. Now, not only was I not ready, I barely remember what his company does. That’s because I haven’t had any communication from him or his company in the last 6 months that wasn’t a direct solicitation to do business with the firm.

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

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.

Branding as a Framework for Customer Experience Management

Oracle

In today’s digital, social, and app-driven economy; companies face an increasingly complex environment when it comes to managing their customer experience. Customer touch points are diversifying — spanning apps, websites, social platforms, chats, advertisements, live events, physical locations, virtual and augmented reality and more — making it more important than ever for brands to develop strategic frameworks for managing the customer experience.

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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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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

3 Steps to Success in Omni-Channel Orchestration

Oracle

Before I get to the aforementioned steps, if you're in marketing and are reading this and are not convinced the majority of people AKA consumers AKA your customers (yes this applies to you B2B marketers) use more than one channel to do pretty much everything — well, you may want to sit up take note of the world around you. Consumers today, on average, use six channels with nearly 50% regularly using more than four. In the US alone 98% switch between devices in the same day.

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. Bio: Zontee Hou is the founder & president of Brooklyn-based consultancy Media Volery and co-lead of the respected Convince & Convert Consulting team. Her 10+ years of work in the marketing industry has garnered multiple awards including a Forrester Groundswell Award.

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.

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. When countless products and services become connected, personal customer-vendor relationships will be added. Marketing’s focus will add the new life cycle stages of “install, use, service, and upgrade.”.

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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10 Must-Have Features In Your Advocate Marketing Software

Influitive

How are you managing your customer, employee, or partner advocacy programs? Today, most advocate marketers are organizing advocate activity through separate applications, and—our favourite—spreadsheets and emails. (If If you’re still wondering what exactly advocate marketing is, read this primer first!) But there are two big problems with this approach: 1. You can only engage a handful.

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. Bio: Mark Fidelman is the CEO for Fanatics Media , a Full Service Digital Marketing Agency with a focus on B2B and B2C Influencer marketing. Mark has been named a 2016 Top 20 influencer of CMOs by Forbes Magazine , a Top 25 Social Media Keynote Speaker by Inc Magazine , and a Huffington Post Top 50 Most Social CEO.

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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!

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. Historically, this involved business entrepreneurs, but today, it is the social entrepreneur that has taken center stage. A key driver for this trend is the emerging values of millennials and purposeful branding.

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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

How To Use Marketing Attribution Data In Your Next Board Meeting

bizible

The contents of a board meetings should be carefully chosen by marketing executives who strive for a greater stake in the organization. Understanding the big picture, having a vision or plan for growth, and showing accountability to financial metrics are a few ways marketing executives can excel during board meetings. In this post we show you how to use revenue data and marketing attribution successfully in your next board meeting. Show Good Financial Performance.

6 actions for sales leaders to get the right sales content

Avitage

Sales performance suffers due to poor or missing situation-ready sales content. However, this is still a near universal B2B selling problem and performance constraint. Despite significant investments in sales and marketing content management technology, most B2B organizations don’t provide their sales and channel sales organizations enough of the right content. Sales content simply isn’t designed or created “on purpose.”

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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.

NO OVERKILL: How creatives and content marketers need processes and systems

RockContent

We can just write and produce stories. Give me some space to be creative here.”. And while that may work for some projects, it doesn’t work that well in a high-performance job environment, especially when a project has lots of stakeholders (i.e. more than two). So, systems can help on many fronts. “A A few years ago when I got my first job, I was overwhelmed by not knowing where we were at over the course of a project. Was a project done? What’s the first step? What do we do next?

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.

How Jellyvision Used Direct Mail and Marketing Attribution to Achieve a 52% Opp Conversion Rate

bizible

What happens when the the most engaging employee communication platform in the universe joins forces with the leading tactile marketing automation solution and the world’s best B2B marketing attribution software? Magic, that’s what. And trackable returns on investment that reach beyond the stars. But how did the magic happen?

Microcontent — the most important content type you don’t manage

Avitage

Microcontent isn’t widely understood or consciously used. When it is, it’s usually by marketing for social media content. But micro-content may be the most important content type you have, and you probably don’t manage it. Microcontent is simply what the words imply. The term is credited to user experience expert Jakob Nielsen: “microcontent is a small group of words which can be skimmed by the reader to understand the wider message of the article.”

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.

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.”. And the first guy replies, “I don’t have to outrun the bear; I just have to outrun you!”.

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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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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. Strategists typically earn between $81,000 and $115,000, a jump of more than 5 percent from last year.

Micro-content — the most important content type you don’t manage

Avitage

Micro-content isn’t widely understood or consciously used. When it is, it’s usually by marketing for social media content. But micro-content may be the most important content type you have, and you probably don’t manage it. Micro-content is simply what the words imply. The term is credited to user experience expert Jakob Nielsen: “micro content is a small group of words which can be skimmed by the reader to understand the wider message of the article.”

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.