Sat.Jun 03, 2017 - Fri.Jun 09, 2017

Modern Marketing Transformation – Why It Won’t Work Without the Right Culture

Marketing Insider Group

The digital experience, the power of Big Data, agile marketing, compelling content strategies, marketing automation, a customer-centric approach – the core tenets of modern marketing weren’t born yesterday. So, why are some marketing teams struggling to keep up? What’s holding back even some really top-notch, creative, and inspired marketers? Change isn’t easy. A full-blown transformation […].

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Transactional vs. Promotional


Senders often approach our team with questions around “transactional” messaging. Sometimes our team receives email examples and are asked whether or not those messages can be sent off their transactional IP. Other times senders will try to “disguise” messages as transactional under the assumption that if they send it off their transactional IP then they are guaranteed inbox delivery.

Why Most Online Communities Are Destined to Fail—And 5 Ways To Save Yours


Listen, if you’re an online community manager, or are responsible for the success of an online community, you might want to know this: According to Gartner, 70 percent of online communities are destined to fail. But wait. There’s more. Despite the billions of dollars being poured into online communities, almost 70 percent of customers never.

Six Actionable Steps to Build a Strategic Marketing Plan at Your Organization


Building an annual B2B marketing plan is no simple task. The plan must provide a strategy to transform business objectives into marketing priorities and goals, while outlining how to execute and reach those goals. According to SiriusDecisions, Inc., this tends to result in the creation of a plan that falls into one of two categories-- overly complex plans that are hard to understand and therefore not actionable, or overly agile plans that create a lot of activity, but not enough business impact.

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.

How to Avoid the Spam Trap


There’s something lurking out there, in the corners of the email marketing world, that scares a lot of people: the Spam Trap. They’re scary because most people don’t really understand how spam traps work or how common they are. While it’s impossible to avoid them entirely, good data hygiene may limit exposure. Unsolicited email isn’t spam – but if you send cold email, you’ll want take precautions to avoid spam traps. What is a spam trap?

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Website User Experience No-No's: 3 Errors that Could Kill Your Lead Generation

Tomorrow People

Generating quality leads is essential for any B2B marketer. A website is a great tool to help with this. It enables you to provide value to your visitors, develop their trust, and take them confidently through the buying cycle. Lead Generation

10 Top Marketing Automation Influencers You Need to Know

Marketing Insider Group

When we want inspiration and guidance in the world of marketing automation, the world wide web is always a good place to start looking. But with so much content and so many ideas doing the rounds, how can we be sure that we are learning from the best? To help to cut through the confusion, […]. The post 10 Top Marketing Automation Influencers You Need to Know appeared first on GetResponse Blog - Online Marketing Tips.

Are Companies Ignoring Their Best Source For Buyer Insights?

Tony Zambito

Illustration by Aneeque Ahmed. In the past few years, the data analytics revolution has continued unabated in the worlds of B2B and B2C. The rise of data analytics is resulting in increased budgets and staff to account for the volume of data that can now be computed and accessed. This growth in the volume of data has spawned numerous types of data analytics services provided for marketing and sales management to deal with the ever-increasing volume of data. Insular We Have Become.

Forrester Names Oracle Marketing Cloud’s BlueKai Data Management Platform a Leader in the.


The Oracle Data Management Platform is proud to be named a “Leader” in the recently released report: The Forrester Wave™: Data Management Platforms, Q2 2017. We are honored to be included and would like to take this opportunity to discuss some of our relative strengths as well as the unique vision for the future of Data Management Platforms and the marketers who use them. So, what does the future hold for Data Management Platforms?

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 to Boost Your Thought Leadership Strategy with Facebook Live

B2B PR Sense

A successful thought leadership strategy needs to stay on top of new tools as they become available. Facebook Live is such a tool. It’s like the newest kid on the playground -- and while some have welcomed him with open arms, others are more skeptical, and hold him at a distance. If you are serious about thought leadership, though, Facebook Live needs to be part of your repertoire. Read on to find out why and the key ways to make it work for you.

5 Ways Startups and SMBs Can Chart Success with Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

The digitalization of services and trade has changed the face of the advertising and marketing forever. Just a couple of decades ago, it would take huge budgets to fund things like TV commercials or radio jingles. Indeed, marketing has for long been like throwing out a giant net and hoping for a good catch. Now, […]. The post 5 Ways Startups and SMBs Can Chart Success with Content Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

On the limited value of branded content


Those who have read our book Outside-In Marketing: Using Big Data to Guide Your Content Marketing know we approach the problem of content marketing head on. Here is my definition of the problem of content marketing: Systematically overwhelming your audience by pushing brand messages on them faster than they are willing to keep up. The problem stems from a common issue: Companies don’t do content marketing from a clear content strategy, leading to what Mark Schaefer calls content shock.

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How Executive Branding Can Help Your B2B Marketing Efforts

KoMarketing Associates

Executive branding essentially means focusing on the same branding techniques you’d use for entire companies and narrowing it down to the single individual; the executive leader. By focusing on their knowledge, passions, and authority, having executives in the public eye can strengthen a brand’s credibility. Executive branding was included in a Forbes list of the top trends in marketing B2B companies need to watch out for in 2017.

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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.

Time for a New (Automated) CMO?

Tomorrow People

As the client services director in a cutting edge marketing agency I am privileged to engage with a range of businesses and functional leaders from across multiple industries. It’s clear to me that in this ‘always on’ society, time is the true currency of meaning. As organisations become flatter, less formal and more mobile the previous barrier of technology is no longer an excuse. The elephant in the room is surely time or more specifically the lack of it.

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Comprehensive Guide to Creating the Perfect B2B Website in 2017

Marketing Insider Group

We don’t need to remind you how crucial a company website is in 2017. Most interactions with your company will happen online and just as in person, first impressions are everything. In fact, 38% of online users will stop engaging with a website entirely if its content or design is unattractive, according to HubSpot. B2B […]. The post Comprehensive Guide to Creating the Perfect B2B Website in 2017 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

The Best Sales Email I’ve Received All Year

The Point

If you’re like me, your inbox is now bombarded daily with what has politely been called “BDR spam” – automated, multi-touch sales email campaigns made possible by 1) the emergence of sales engagement platforms like ToutApp and SalesLoft , and 2) sales professionals who believe that beating their prospects into submission is the key to success. (“I’m following up on my last 4 emails …”). Most BDR emails that make it to my inbox (i.e.

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Good news for business — costs of B2B video production content is at an all time low!


We know nobody likes to spend money, but at the same time nobody likes to spend money on something and then have that money wasted because the quality of the deliverable is poor. Starting in 2005, the year YouTube launched, the internet has quickly become dominated by video.

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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.

How UserTesting Uses Multiple Multi-Touch Attribution Models To Answer Critical Business Questions


More and more, marketers are being tasked with not only being able to answer questions about top and middle-of-the funnel demand performance (e.g. leads and opportunities), but greater business questions. Where do we need to invest to hit revenue goals this quarter? How do we increase deal velocity? What marketing programs can we enact to help the sales team increase win rates?

In 1958 A Marketing Legend Revealed These Secrets For Creating Powerful Headlines

Marketing Insider Group

The Marketing Legend Who Was Behind the Success of “How to Win Friends…” You might not have heard of him, but Victor O. Schwab is considered to be one of the top copywriters of all time. He was a marketing master. Many people don’t know it, but he was the copywriter who helped Dale Carnegie’s How to Win […]. The post In 1958 A Marketing Legend Revealed These Secrets For Creating Powerful Headlines appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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The 3 Most Effective Ways to Grow Your Email List


As a content strategist, I ask people about their content marketing goals every day. Sometimes I almost feel like a fast food worker. “Would you like some lead gen with that?” ” These goals vary greatly since content can impact everything from sales to customer experience , but there’s one goal that’s pretty universal: growing your email list.

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6 types of content your readers hate


When creating content for your blog, social media profiles, email subscribers, and other purposes, you don’t want to irritate your readers. Unfortunately, some types of content can send readers running in the other direction, especially if you haven’t yet earned their loyalty. If you want to create the best content for your brand and to prevent alienating potential customers, avoid creating these six types of content. Insensitive Content.

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.

Survey: Marketing Is a Balanced Blend of Art and Science

KoMarketing Associates

Marketing has several components, and one survey recently shed light on how much of it is an art compared to a science. Chiefmartec and Third Door Media surveyed 637 industry professionals to gauge where marketing falls in terms of science and the arts. The majority (50.3 percent) said that marketing is both an art and a science. However, the results were more skewed toward the science end of the spectrum as a whole, with 30.6 percent saying marketing is more science than art and 8.5

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6 Customer Profile Videos that Deserve an Oscar

Marketing Insider Group

What’s the best way to connect with your buyers? Step into their shoes. When you can demonstrate to your target market – beyond understanding buyer personas, pain points, and customer preferences – you see them as human beings, and the customer bonds you can form can last a lifetime. Considering the fact that the average […]. The post 6 Customer Profile Videos that Deserve an Oscar appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

How Brands Lost Buyers’ Trust—And How They Can Gain It Back


In a world full of paid social media influencers and confusing “native” ads, every buyer has become a skeptic. In his Advocamp 2016 talk, Robin Hamilton, director of UK-based agency inEvidence, delivers hard-hitting insights about how to build trust with doubtful prospects. Using fascinating examples from human history, Robin presents the one tool brands can.

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Give your social oomph with SocialOomph


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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.