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The Most Important B2B Marketing Metrics for CEOs

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet CEOs expect their marketing leaders to provide metrics and be accountable in meeting their numbers, just like their expectations for sales leaders. Oftentimes, CEOs’ marketing leaders only have various activity KPIs and some squishy metrics, such as brand recognition.

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Building an Inside Sales Lab: 10 Essential Tips for Success

ViewPoint

Why build an Inside Sales Lab in your own office? Testing is an excellent way to grow sales. Most firms with significant inside sales already test alternative scripts, lists, and/or prices, but they do so casually as part of day-to-day activities.

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3 Reasons Mobile Optimization Should Be in Your B2B Marketing Mix

KoMarketing Associates

The mobile platform is something that marketers are beginning to catch hold of, but haven’t quite fully embraced yet. Unlike most social media platforms, mobile is something that any industry, especially B2B, can fully embrace and have success with.

65 Experts Chime In On How To Stay Motivated To Write

Marketing Insider Group

One of the biggest questions I get is how do you find the time to write? Which, of course, I already answered a while back. Because that’s what a good content marketer does right? We are supposed to define the questions our audience is asking. And then simply answer them !

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

HubSpot's 2014 State of Inbound Marketing Report: 21 Tweetable Pearls

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer Got leads? HubSpot''s State of Inbound Marketing Report has the data you need to budget, plan, execute and measure inbound marketing and selling.

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Are there naked photos of you online?

Biznology

If you’ve discovered revealing photos of videos of yourself online, here’s what you do next: Call a Lawyer Immediately.

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Peter Isaacson, CMO of Demandbase: Why You Have a Bad Relationship with Sales—and What to Do About It [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

“How is your relationship with Sales?” That is the question that Peter Isaacson, CMO of B2B marketing technology company Demandbase, posed to some of the 400 digital marketers at a recent GE marketing summit.

Blogging Tips: Unique Ideas to Boost Your Blog

Writing on the Web

I feel like we hear a lot of the same blogging tips over and over again. While it is definitely useful to know your blogging basics and how to boost readership, how about we change it up a little and offer some ideas on how to boost your blog in ways that you’ve maybe not thought about before?

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How Unqualified Leads Bog Down Sales Pipelines for Industrial Companies

Industrial Marketing Today

I have yet to come across a manufacturer, a distributor or an engineering firm that didn’t ask for more leads. No surprise there! The more I probe, the clearer it becomes what they really want are more requests for quotes or proposals. This is understandable since the sales pipeline needs to be full and active at [.] The post How Unqualified Leads Bog Down Sales Pipelines for Industrial Companies by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. This is only a content summary.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Calls to action in content marketing

Biznology

The bottom line for any content marketing is getting your audience to take action. Ideally, your goal is to strengthen the relationship you are building with them and move them toward becoming a client. .

What Marketers Lost Sight of Over the Summer

Modern Marketing

Schools bell ring across the land as kids all over the world head back to school. Visions of summer vacations dance in their heads and there’s probably not a lot they remember from the previous school year. The summer has that effect on people of all ages. It’s not a sin by any means.

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#BADMarketing from Esurance

Crimson Marketing

Reminder: make sure your billboard is just as readable from far away as it is up close. BADMarketing. Image: Courtesy of AdWeek. The post #BADMarketing from Esurance appeared first on. BADMarketing

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Why Can’t Companies Be More Like the Iroquois?

Chris Koch

English: Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy, Hiawatha Belt Français : Drapeau de la Confédération Iroquoise (Photo credit: Wikipedia). If ever there was a cooperative organization that had less reason to endure until today, it is the Iroquois League.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Content marketing is for salespeople, too

Biznology

You probably heard that content marketing is kinda important. All the cool kids are doing it. If you’re doing it right, you probably have learned a lot about which content moves your audience. You’ve got your metrics, you’re optimizing, and you are driving leads to the sales team.

Celebrate the 2014 Markie Award Finalists!

Modern Marketing

It’s that time again! Finalists for the Markie Awards have been announced! Winners will be revealed at the Global Markie Awards ceremony at during Modern Marketing Experience Europe in London, October 15, 2014. The Markies honor strategic, collaborative, and tactical marketing and sales innovation. Check out the 2014 Markie Award Finalists: Best Cross-Channel Marketing Program. ADP | Rockwell Automation | Tivoli | W.W. Grainger. Best Data Orchestration.

19 Excellent Guides to SEO Link Building

Webbiquity

Contrary to articles and blog posts claiming link building is dead , the reality is that it’s not—as even Google’s Matt Cutts has confirmed. But like SEO more generally, it has evolved. Image credit: SEO Book.

HubSpot Jumps into the CRM Marketplace

Customer Experience Matrix

Hell probably didn’t freeze over today but there might have been a light frost: after years of rejecting the option, HubSpot today announced it will offer a CRM system. The news was the climax of the founders’ keynote at the company’s annual Inbound Conference, which has yet again doubled to reach 10,000 attendees. Audience response was predictably enthusiastic, since CRM features have been much desired by HubSpot users and resellers for years.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

3 Lessons for marketers from the Ray Rice affair

Biznology

By now, the free world has become privy to the awful video of Ray Rice ‘s lowest moment, when he leveled his then-fiancee. The emergence of that footage has galvanized everyone around the plight of abused women , and I hope that some good comes out of this.

3 Marketing Musts You’ll Learn at Modern Marketing Experience Europe [Session Preview]

Modern Marketing

The customer experience onus on marketers expands regularly. It’s not enough just to create stellar campaigns, or even to create maximized measurement points to track program success. Creating meaningful customer experiences is the name of the game, and we’ll explore how to do just that during Modern Marketing Experience Europe , 14-16 October in London. Here are 3 core lessons every marketer can benefit from learning more about during sessions at the show. Join us in London!

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Direct Marketing Formats: A strategic look at 9 mailer options

Direct Response Coach

Direct marketing is a complex business with many elements to consider. Chief among your considerations should be your list and your offer. These two elements will have the greatest impact on your response rate. Have you heard about the 40-40-20 rule?

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Digital Marketing Directions: Key Trends Driving Your Marketing Next Year

Biznology

Yesterday, our author Tim Peter presented our latest Biznology webinar about digital marketing trends for the next year. Is your competitive environment moving ever faster, challenging you and your business to keep up? Are you struggling to stay on top of changing customer needs?

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How Technology Helps Marketers Maximize Stellar Customer Experiences (New Guide)

Modern Marketing

Knowledgeable; opinionated; peer empowered, and technologically fueled decision makers. These realities are just a few ways to describe our customers, who heavily affect each other’s decisions and buying behavior. Their likes and dislikes, reviews and comments, network and peer interactions, can make or break your brand in a matter of minutes. Have you ever purchased a product via an e-Commerce site, only to be retargeted on Facebook, or emailed the next day with a similar offering? Bummer!

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How CMOs Can Make Big Data Relevant to the Sales Team

Crimson Marketing

Author and Futurist John Naisbitt famously wrote, “We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.” Mind you, that was in 1982— before we texted, tweeted, linked, liked, posted or pinned.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!