Sat.Feb 03, 2018 - Fri.Feb 09, 2018

24 Enlightening Email Marketing Marketing Stats [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Guest post by Johan Boles. As a marketing professional, you are asked time again to quantify the effectiveness of effective email marketing. Being able to report on results—and justify costs—is especially important when marketing budgets are tight.

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70% of Marketers Are Sharing Video Content on Facebook

KoMarketing Associates

Facebook continues to be a popular platform among marketers, but how big is its return on investment? Furthermore, how does video content perform across the website? To better understand its overall impact on marketing strategies, Buffer and Social Media Week recently conducted the “State of Social 2018.” The majority of respondents (96 percent) claimed that their business is actively using Facebook.

What Determines Cost Per Lead

ViewPoint

How much should a lead cost? Understanding what goes into generating a high-quality B2B lead helps you determine whether you're getting a good deal. It takes a skilled team, a proven cadence, multiple touch points, message testing, market analysis — and plenty of perseverance —t o produce the leads that truly contribute to revenue generation. While most people wouldn't quibble with the above reality, many still measure marketing success based on the cost per lead.

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What is a keyword ontology?

Biznology

A keyword ontology is a knowledge graph describing relationships between the keywords your target audiences frequently use in search queries and the products and services you sell.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

Is Your Business Ready for Mobile-First Indexing?

Webbiquity

Guest post by Chad Crowe. As more than 50% of people now conduct searches from smartphones, Google is moving to mobile-first indexing. Testing has already begun with a small number of websites in preparation for a changeover later this year.

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How Content Marketers Prepare To Write for a B2B SEO Program

KoMarketing Associates

One of the common concerns B2B marketers have with a content marketing-focused SEO program is whether the content will align with target audiences and prospective buyers. While increasing search engine traffic is an exciting premise, B2B marketers know that traffic improvements have to be realized with accurate content, ultimately driving high-quality leads and inquiries.

Command the planet: Lead the exponential digital Earth

Biznology

Lesson for leaders.

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Event Data: The Last Massive Mine, Hiding in Plain Sight

Webbiquity

Guest post by Mark Granovsky. We are in the third decade of a modern gold rush to mine corporate data. As multidimensional data analysis (MDA) continues to accelerate, the hunt has intensified to find new “seams” to explore.

The Only 3 Things B2B Marketers Need to Boost Content Marketing ROI in 2018

Marketing Insider Group

One thing that will be on the CMO agenda every year is increasing return on investment. When you can optimize every dollar spent, your marketing strategy has the power to make a bigger impact, driving leads, sales and customer retention. One of the toughest areas of marketing to measure – and the most critical to […]. The post The Only 3 Things B2B Marketers Need to Boost Content Marketing ROI in 2018 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Best Practices for Selling to Government Agencies

The US government spends over $235 billion on goods and services each year. Because of this, selling your product or service to a government agency can be a great way to increase profits. A government buyer also offers consistency, at least for the duration of your contract. However, there are key differences between selling to a customer or business and selling to the government. MarketJoy VP of Customer Success, Curtis Bendt, has used his vast experience in sales industry to craft a list of best practices for selling to government agencies to give you a more specific idea of what the process involves. MarketJoy also provides you with several tips on how to increase your chances of success.

Paid Social: Facebook Ad Spend Slows in Q4 While Instagram Investment Grows

KoMarketing Associates

Facebook has been a dominating force for digital marketers, but how do other social media platforms compare, particularly when it comes to paid social? To better understand the impact of paid social and marketing in the fourth quarter of 2017, Merkle recently conducted its “Digital Marketing Report.” The statistics showed that Facebook ad spend grew 20 percent year-over-year, but this was a significant decrease from the 40 percent recorded during the first three quarters of the year.

Going back to basics to achieve true transformation

Modern Marketing

Transformation has become an archetypal buzzword. Its connotations are hardwired into technological change, but there’s more to it than simply plugging in a new platform or solution and hoping for the best.

An Interview With Rosetta Stone: How to Make Content That Speaks to Your Audience

ScribbleLive

Every piece of content should be written in a language and tone befitting your audience. But do you know how to create content that speaks to them? Take Rosetta Stone for instance, they grew from a model that was all about language learning and moved into education technology.

How to Use B2B PR in SEO to Boost Your Results

B2B PR Sense

Have you thought about using tactics typically reserved for PR in SEO ? For years now, people have focused on the differences between PR and SEO -- you’re either an expert in one or the other. But recently we have seen the line between these two industries blur and a common thread emerge. When SEO PR service professionals incorporate PR tactics into their SEO strategy, we see an uptick in positive results.

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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 Best Practices for B2B Success with LinkedIn Ads

KoMarketing Associates

Finding the right audience is essential to any B2B paid advertising campaign. To reach that audience, it comes as no surprise that companies are expanding their paid efforts beyond simply search advertising. LinkedIn is especially appealing because it offers advertisers something unique: direct access to over 500 million business-focused individuals.

4 Creative Experiential Marketing Examples That Are Raising the Bar

Marketing Insider Group

Rooted in event marketing, experiential marketing encompasses the traditional event concept – as well as any brand-audience interaction that fosters an experience. Think of experiential as in-person events, out of the box. An experiential marketing campaign is just as likely to promote art, culture and innovation as it is to provide the learning, networking and inspirational […].

The Big Difference Between the Ads People Love and Ads People Hate

Contently

A few years ago, researchers at Johns Hopkins University examined Super Bowl ads to see who was getting the best bang for their buck. A Super Bowl ad on CBS costs $166,666 per second. That’s $10 million per minute.

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4 Unconventional Ways to Promote Blog Content on Social Media

Content Marketing Institute

Remember when you could write an amazing blog post, paste the link with a featured image, and hit share on social to see your web traffic grow? The same old content promotion tactics don’t work anymore.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

Warning: You’re ignoring your company’s best salesperson — and it just might be killing your business

Biznology

Here’s a scenario for you: imagine you have an amazing salesperson who develops a deep connection with customers, beginning with their very first interaction.

New research: Boost organic growth from current customers

B2B Lead Generation

CEOs and sales leaders have long wondered: how can we drive organic growth and increase sales from existing customers? But it’s elusive. In fact, the traditional approach is no longer working. According to CEB, now Gartner, “Only 28% of sales leaders report that account management channels regularly meet their cross-selling and account growth targets.”

Event Marketing Experts Predict 3 Emerging Trends

Marketing Insider Group

The last year witnessed an explosion in event marketing, with over 63% of marketers planning to invest more in 2018 according to a study done by Bizzabo. With event marketing comprising 20-25% of overall marketing budgets, it is obvious that event marketing is here to stay. Clearly, not everyone needs a giant ferris wheels […]. The post Event Marketing Experts Predict 3 Emerging Trends appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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Three questions travel marketers should ask to create the right customer experience

Modern Marketing

It is no secret that travel is one of the most mature online markets in the UK. Unlike emerging industries, which are still growing and have yet to settle into regular consistent patterns, travel is now an online veteran and follows repeatable seasonal trends.

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.

Reinvent your marketing plan assignment in 10 easy steps

Biznology

An effective marketing strategy is a must for the success of even the best product of industry. Reaching the minds of target buyers in the right way is essential for making sales. There are two aspects of a marketing plan assignment: marketing strategy and marketing plan.

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Are Webinars Dead? How to Make a Webinar that Works in 2018

Hubspot

As an acquisition marketer, I hear questions like this all the time: "Is the PDF dead? Is the webinar dead now too? How should we continue generating leads for our sales team while continuing to innovate on the content formats we produce and gate behind a form?".

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Facebook News Feed Case Study: Maybe the Sky Isn’t Falling After All

Marketing Insider Group

On Jan. 4, Mark Zuckerberg announced his New Year’s resolution to “fix Facebook.” When it comes to your news feed, family and friends are in—brands and publishers are largely out. Regular Joes rejoiced over the idea of a less cluttered social media experience that shows them only the stuff they really want. Meanwhile, in offices […]. The post Facebook News Feed Case Study: Maybe the Sky Isn’t Falling After All appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

How Cisco Turned IT Professionals Into Rockstar Advocates And Boosted Customer Engagement By 58%

Influitive b2b

As an Advocate Marketing Manager at Cisco, I’m always striving to make our customers happier and more successful. We’re very lucky to have established a large, global community of Cisco certified professionals who are passionate about our products and lifelong learning since we launched our training and certifications program in 1993. For example, our.

Maximize Your ABM

Speaker: Jeff Marcoux, VP Product Strategy & Marketing at TTEC

If you are considering implementing account-based marketing, chances are you have also explored technology options. The process of buying new tools along with the massive organizational shift required for ABM can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned marketers. This session will help you start off on the right foot. Whether you've never implemented ABM, or tried before but felt unsuccessful, you can get started in the right direction. You will even be able to take advantage of the data you have coming in to utilize ABM across your entire cycle.

Virtual online community and social media article roundup

Biznology

Online communities predate February 2004. Social networks lived before Friendster did on March 22, 2002. Virtual online communities even predate the WELL ‘s birthdate, circa 1985.

Crimes against the content marketing brief: how to write a kick-ass brief for your agency

Tomorrow People

Working with a content marketing agency isn’t all skinny jeans, free coffee and frolics. Writing a content marketing brief can bring out the villain in all of us. Learn how to superpower your content. In our last blog, we looked at how clients can click with agencies during the kick-off phase. This week, we’re uncovering the biggest criminals of the client-agency relationship. The last two secrets we revealed in our Stripped Bare series were great, sure. But our third secret is a big one.

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Everything You Need To Know About Chatbots For Your Online Business

Marketing Insider Group

Online shopping doesn’t follow a single path. Instead, there’s an abundance of ways to make an online purchase — apps, email, social media. These multiple options can be disorienting to customers if there isn’t one clear route for reaching businesses. Enter “conversational commerce,” or businesses and buyers connecting through messaging apps. Companies today can use […]. The post Everything You Need To Know About Chatbots For Your Online Business appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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