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Content Marketing for the Multitasking Age

Content Standard

Before you go any further in this article, I want you to count a couple things. First, how many objects are currently within your reach or line of sight that could deliver a marketing message to you?

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It’s time to introduce search engine optimisation topics into your content marketing strategy

Tomorrow People

Why your content marketing strategy should focus on search engine optimisation (SEO) topics — not just keywords — to differentiate your B2B marketing. A great shift is taking place in the world of search engine optimisation (SEO) results.

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4 Marketing Attribution Trends For 2018

bizible

If you haven’t listened yet, Analytics Today is a marketing podcast focused on technology, big data, and digital marketing. It's hosted by Jeremy Roberts , Senior Director of Marketing at Claimatic, and Sameer Khan , Director of Marketing Operations & Analytics at Alert Logic.

Why Content Marketing Projects Need Project Managers

ScribbleLive

There used to be a time when I didn’t fully understand what Project Managers actually did within content projects! Your job is to tell others to stay on track, right? I’m a Project Manager in the dad part of my life, I guess.

30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

Trust, support, and transparency: that's what your target buyer really wants. These 30 findings show the path from respect, to relationship, to business win.

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Finding your CMO 2.0: 5 Attributes for Longevity in the C-Suite | Traackr

Traackr

In response to Harvard Business Review’s The Trouble with CMOs, Traackr’s CEO divulges five attributes companies should seek in a long-lasting CMO

Putting Purpose Over Profit: Marketing Lessons from Purpose-Driven Brands

Marketing Insider Group

Purpose-driven brands such as Google, 3M and Chobani are all in on a little marketing secret. The best way to make money is to not prioritize profits. This is because the only way to become successful – and to sustain that success – is to have something that is unaffected by external forces as the foundation of […]. The post Putting Purpose Over Profit: Marketing Lessons from Purpose-Driven Brands appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Moving from Volume to Value with Artificial Intelligence (AI) Built for Marketers

Modern B2B Marketing

As a modern marketer, you know all too well how challenging it is to satisfy today’s demanding buyers. You’re doing your best to meet their ever-growing expectations for personalized and relevant experiences in the moment.

Micro-Influencer Marketing is the new Influencer Marketing

Biznology

Every 365-days, Shashi Bellamkonda invites me to guest lecture to his Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies communications class, Social, Mobile and Search Marketing, XCPD-732. Fresh-faced students on a Saturday morning? Yes, please!

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale.

Why Contextual Relevance Is Everything, Marketers

Modern Marketing

Back in 2014 my colleague and Forbes contributor Steve Olenski wrote a post entitled The Nine Letter Word Every Marketer Needs To Remember At All Times. The word Steve was referring to was relevance.

One Question to Ask When Selecting a B2B Marketing Agency

The Mx Group

Over the last 25 years, I’ve seen companies go through countless scenarios when selecting a B2B marketing agency — from detailed RFPs to chance meetings at networking events.

What’s the Deal with Nostalgia in Marketing?

Content Standard

Yes, this article’s title is a deliberate Seinfeld reference. Did it hit you in the feels? See, that’s what nostalgia in marketing is about: We grab your attention by reminding you of a bygone era, get you feeling all warm and fuzzy, and hope that makes you more susceptible to buying.

The resurgence of values-based branding for restoring trust

Biznology

The scary decline of trust in all facets of our society has created a new challenge for brands: how can brands overcome the growing skepticism and lack of credibility caused by this distrust to authentically relate to their customers?

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Increase Marketing ROI 10X and Prove It

See how a marketing team demonstrated 10X ROI and increased sales by 35% with marketing automation.

How Lenovo Boosted Engagement with Movable Ink’s Signals

Modern Marketing

Email marketing personalization is one of the best ways to boost engagement and make your customers happy. With the power to drive 2.5 times higher click-through rates and 6 times more sales, it’s easy to see why so many marketers are putting a personal touch on their campaigns.

How to Write Well: 10 Timeless Rules From Legendary Ad Exec David Ogilvy

Hubspot

Writing is easy. Most people can do it. If you’re reading this, you can write. But can you write well ? Does your writing connect with people? Does it engage readers, compelling them down the page? Does your writing inspire action, selling things or services or ideas?

How the Recommendation Engine Explosion is Changing Martech and Content Consumption

Content Standard

The recommendation engine is one of the biggest martech innovations of the last few years, and it’s shaping our entire digital experience. For example, let’s say I visit the Harvard Business Review website and read about manufacturing marketing tactics (as one does).

How B2B Marketers Create and Promote White Papers That Convert

KoMarketing Associates

Thanks to the internet, there are seemingly endless ways for B2B marketers to reach their audiences. However, choosing the right form of content can be a challenge as a result. According to the “B2B Content Marketing 2018: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America” report, 71 percent of today’s B2B marketers leverage ebooks/white papers for content marketing purposes.

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2017 CMO Survey

The 2017 CMO Survey can provide you with the latest insights into marketplace dynamics, spending, and trends.

Make your email marketing more effective

Biznology

Email marketing is still an important part of just about any digital marketing program. Here are a few tips for making it more effective–and making it work better with your website. Personalize.

HTTP vs HTTPS and SEO : HTTPS Chrome Warning Starting in October 2017

Brightedge

Google called for “HTTPS Everywhere” (secure search) at its I/O conference in June 2014 with its Webmaster Trends Analyst Pierre Far stating: “We want to convince you that all communications should be secure by default,” and it anticipated some resistance and skepticism from the SEO industry.

Martech and the modern marketing org (study results)

chiefmartech

At the MarTech conference in Boston earlier this month, we unveiled the winners of The Stackies: Org Edition.

Top 5 Content Marketing Trends for 2017

Navigate the Channel

Content marketing trends change often due to advances in technology, search engine preferences and changes in advertising. While the primary goals remain the same, strategies and techniques vary dependent on audience and industry.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

A framework comprising of best practices to consider and red flags to avoid.

Where to start your B2B video marketing project

Biznology

Business video marketing services are attractive to many businesses today for numerous reasons. Business video marketing helps clearly communicate what the customer wants to know in order to move to the next stage of the sales process.

Are Your Reps Armed to be Superagents?

Akoonu

Really good enterprise sales people are a lot like 007 “superagents.” They are resourceful, fast-acting and masterful users of the best tools of their trade. They know how to scan and assess a situation for opportunities and dangers, and perfectly time when and how they take charge.

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Data Quality: The Make or Break Key to Successful Segmentation

Reachforce

By now, you know the positive impact good customer segmentation can have on your marketing efforts.

The 5 Elements of an Effective Digital Marketing Strategy for 2017 and Beyond

Modern B2B Marketing

A digital marketing strategy is a marketing plan that draws on insights from almost every department within a company to design and implement seamless brand communications across every digital channel.

The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

Using Social Media for Customer Service

Navigate the Channel

There are many ways that B2B companies are different entities than B2C companies, but social media usage is not one of them. Because the fact is that your prospects, existing customers and employees are all on social media, probably every single day.

10 Easy Ways to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Content [Infographic]

Hubspot

The most effective marketers have their content strategies firing on four cylinders: Planning. Content creation. Content promotion. Analytics. The list I just presented is the order in which effective content marketing gets done, but it's NOT a priority list. Each tactic is vital.

How much does outsourced lead generation cost (vs. keeping it in house)?

ViewPoint

Tastes great, less filling—that’s not only one of the greatest campaigns ever ( AdAge says it’s 8 th on the list), it has a corollary in the sales lead generation space. Just as Miller Lite excels in two conflicting arenas (palatability and how full it makes you feel), outsourced teleprospecting does as well. By outsourcing your lead generation, qualification and nurturing activities you get better results for less cost, and I can prove my claim. Costs Less.

5 steps, questions and actions for thinking different in B2B marketing

TaylorMadeIn KEW

In my last post, I wrote about 3 fallacies that are currently dominating our thinking in B2B marketing. In fact, last year Adobe did a study where they found that an astonishing 76% of marketers feel that marketing has changed more in the past 2 years than in the previous 50.

Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales.