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The Risks of Personalization: When Marketers Cross the Line

Zoominfo

Personalization. It’s one of the most talked-about trends in the marketing world today. Marketers—us included—continue to preach the importance of understanding your customers and delivering targeted, personalized campaigns based on what you know about them. But, what we haven’t discussed are the risks of personalization—or more specifically, what happens when a campaign is too personalized.

4 Tips for Creating a Successful Link Building Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

Nowadays, many businesses leverage search engine optimization (SEO) to boost their credibility, visibility and trustworthiness online. With the online market being so highly competitive and oversaturated, it’s important for companies to have a reliable way to stand out and become more visible. One of the best ways to do that is through SEO. That being […]. The post 4 Tips for Creating a Successful Link Building Strategy appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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6 Reasons CRM Users Should Embrace Social Media Management

Act-On

Are you getting the most from your social media marketing efforts? Learn 6 reasons why you should connect your CRM with your social media management tool. Corporate

4 Little Known Ways to Implement Cross-Channel Marketing

Oracle

It's a great time to be in marketing because there are so many more channels and outlets to reach customers and prospects. Each channel has different expectations and opportunities to connect with your audience. You need to know which channels mean the most to your specific audience. Plus, it's important to determine how to leverage them effectively and how to use them together to increase return. It's a cross-channel marketing strategy that brings all those components together.

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.

The Ultimate List of Marketing Podcasts

Zoominfo

Ten or so years ago, podcasts were just a blip on the average marketer’s radar. Although the medium existed, it certainly wasn’t as common or as popular as it is today. In fact, 48 million Americans listened to podcasts weekly in 2018—that’s 6 million more weekly listeners than there were just a year ago ( source ). Given its rising popularity, podcasting is now an avenue marketers can explore to publish more branded content and reach new audiences.

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Career Advice for a Young Marketer

The Point

A few weeks ago I gave an informational interview to a local university student looking for advice on the best way to jump start his marketing career. The conversation was a handy excuse to catalog some of the lessons I’ve learned over 30 years in marketing, and to document what marketing career advice I’d give myself – if I were suddenly transported back to the late 1980s – knowing what I know now. Here are my 5 tips for new college grads or any aspiring young marketer: 1.

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Why do Marketers Switch Marketing Automation Solutions?

Oracle

(It’s Because Their Needs Outgrow System Capabilities). When speaking with leading enterprise marketers who chose to re-platform, many expressed the need to change their marketing automation system due to issues with vendor support, price, performance, scalability and sometimes their own ability (or inability) to work with IT.

The Definitive Guide to Talent Mapping for Recruiters

Zoominfo

Often, HR departments hire reactively— meaning they only seek to fill positions as they open up. Talent mapping, on the other hand, is a proactive approach used to forecast long-term hiring needs and subsequently cultivate organizational support for new roles over time. Essentially, talent mapping bridges the gap between a company’s goals and the personnel they must hire to reach them.

10 Digital Marketing Tricks Used By Famous Business Brands

Marketing Insider Group

There is no doubt that digital marketing or online marketing is crucial when it comes to the success of any business no matter what industry you are in. Unlike the past where businesses used traditional advertising, today, they are not as effective as online advertising and this has pushed many businesses to adopt online advertising […]. The post 10 Digital Marketing Tricks Used By Famous Business Brands appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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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!

[Book Review] ‘Engage to Win’ - Marketing in a Customer-Centric World

bizible

I had the chance to read Engage to Win by Steve Lucas, the CEO of Marketo (which is Bizible’s parent company). It shatters decades of thinking on marketing execution. The world has changed drastically in just the last few years. It’s become saturated with channels, messages, expectations, and competitors. Customers know this and it’s no secret that they are demanding more.

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Is Your Personalization Strategy Missing How To Be Personal?

Oracle

We’ve all been put off by pushy salespeople. But have you ever been truly pleased with a salesperson? It’s not as often as you’d like, but every once in a while you get a salesperson you feel completely comfortable around, someone who genuinely seems to understand your taste and knows exactly what you want. Inexperienced salespeople seem to either ignore you or follow you around with products that you’ve already put down or even purchased.

10 Modern Marketing Skills You Must Perfect

Zoominfo

What makes a marketer successful? However you answer that question, one thing is for certain—it’s a different answer than the one you’d give five years ago. The marketing industry lives in a constant state of evolution. New trends and technologies emerge regularly and quickly change the way we interact with customers and prospects. Today, we take a close look at the most essential skills modern marketers must possess to keep up with the current marketing landscape.

Data Visualizations for Better Decisions

Marketing Insider Group

Data visualizations are more than pretty pictures, although a nice graph or chart makes the data more appealing. Data visualizations should support decision-making by drawing attention to relationships among data and relationships between your data and influential factors that may not be captured in your data. Data visualizations Take a look at the graphic above. […]. The post Data Visualizations for Better Decisions appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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.

Find the Right Brand Voice With These 5 Brainstorming Exercises

Contently

What you say and how you say it matters. Brands love to talk about voice, but a lot of them end up sounding the same. Every company wants to serve the customer and be conversational—which is fine. Those aren’t bad things, but they’re not differentiators anymore. They’re just table stakes. If your team feels stuck talking in circles about brand voice , you can avoid arguing about tone and POV by playing a few brainstorming games.

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Improving the security of your containers in OCIR with Twistlock

Oracle

Introduction to OCIR. Last May, Oracle introduced a new cloud service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, for container native developers to store their Docker images. Simply, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Registry, or OCIR for short. Usage of this new cloud service has grown rapidly, and its primary use is to store container images used in conjunction with Container Engine for Kubernetes, or OKE for short. A managed Kubernetes service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Does your customer experience track anti-conversions?

Biznology

Just about every digital marketer tracks conversions of some sort. They are those happy events where your customer buys something from you–or at least takes a big step in the right direction. But what do you track when there is no conversion to mark success? If someone comes to your website with a question, and finds the answer, there isn’t necessarily a conversion. Let’s take an example.

How to Make Your Digital Strategy More Personalized

Marketing Insider Group

Personalization is the marketing technique that makes your brand’s messaging standout. Consumers are already ignoring most of the 4,000 to 10,000 ads they see every day. And, with the vast majority of companies using content marketing, there’s a lot of competition out there vying for your audience’s content consumption time. If you want to cut […]. The post How to Make Your Digital Strategy More Personalized appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by Enabling the Right People

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

Video: Why B2B Companies Have a Content Marketing Advantage

Contently

Nearly six years ago, Red Bull shocked the world and live-streamed daredevil Felix Baumgartner falling from space. It was an exciting time for two reasons: One, we hadn’t witnessed brands risking an involuntary manslaughter charge every day, and two, it was the moment marketers seemed to start taking “content marketing” seriously. But that moment also had some side effects.

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Why Don Peppers Advocates for His Favorite Brands & How to Become Besties with Your Customers

Influitive

Don Peppers, best-selling author of the book Customer Experience: What, How and Why Now, believes that like friendship, customer advocacy is priceless. Don is an inductee in the Data & Marketing Association Hall of Fame, and holds the title as SatMetrix’s “world’s most authoritative expert on customer experience” for 2015. So, he definitely knows a.

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How to Organize a Stand-out Marketing Planning Session

Measure Up Marketing

If you’re like many of our customers, right now you are somewhere in the midst of your planning cycle, working with your partners in Sales, Finance, Product, and IT as you crystallize your Marketing plan. Here’s a bit of advice: Our experience has proven that a collaborative Marketing planning session is an essential step in this process. Focus on 5 Areas for Your Planning Session. Organize a Stand-out Marketing Planning Session.

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Making The Financial Case For Your Brand Marketing Plans

Marketing Insider Group

Brand marketing is never easy. It’s a field that is part science, part art form, and part luck. It can also be one of the most capital-intensive parts of a business. That’s a big reason that you tend to see so many articles and strategies that revolve around marketing ROI – because marketing failures can […]. The post Making The Financial Case For Your Brand Marketing Plans appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

The ANNUITAS Perspective on the Adobe Acquisition of Marketo

ANNUITAS

A Memo from CEO Adam Needles to ANNUITAS clients on the Adobe Acquisition of Marketo. Good morning. You probably saw that late yesterday Adobe bought Marketo. And if you didn’t, now you know!). For those of you with Marketo in your Demand Process technology stacks, your next question is probably what does this mean for me ? And what does this mean for our ANNUITAS Perpetual Demand Generation ® (PDG) investments?

The AI genie is not going back into the bottle

Biznology

It’s not a marketing story, but I noted the story of how deepfakes are a threat to national security. You should expect to see more of these stories asking how we can put the AI genie back in the bottle. Given the new suspicion around our massive tech titans, such as Facebook and Google, we should be prepared for more dystopian fears of Skynet.

Transform Your Landing Pages with Interactivity

RockContent

What does a landing page consist of? Simply put, it’s a place where a web user may end up after clicking a link in a social media ad, a banner ad, or on a different web page. The structure of a landing page is often very simple—a form is placed high above the fold and is paired with an image and headline or subheadline.

Agile Won’t Fix Broken Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

No matter how you look at it, Agile marketing is a very powerful force. Its positive impact is felt from the most recently hired individual contributors who are just trying to be better at their jobs, all the way up to the C -suite executives who are just trying to get a handle on what […]. The post Agile Won’t Fix Broken Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Agile Marketing

How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.