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What Is the Google BERT Search Algorithm Update?

Single Grain

Google BERT stands for Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers and is an update to the core search algorithm aimed at improving the language understanding capabilities of Google. BERT is one of the biggest updates that Google has made since RankBrain in 2015 and has proven successful in comprehending the intent of the searcher behind a search query. We’ve helped Fortune 500 companies, venture backed startups and companies like yours grow revenues faster. Get A Free Consultation.

Effective Content Marketing for B2B Companies: What Will it Take to Succeed in 2020?

Convert

As a B2B organization, you’re dealing with more than just your typical consumer. You’re dealing with decision-makers in your target company, and they’re more difficult to convince than your average person. They’ll want more solid information upfront and are less likely to make a spur of the moment decision. The thing is: That makes it. Marketing

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How to Use Trademarks, Service Marks, and Copyrights in B2B Branding

Marketing Insider Group

Trademarks, service marks, and copyrights all protect distinct creations. Whether you’re copyrighting a logo, trademarking a slogan, or branding an entire company, it’s important to protect your intellectual properties (IPs). Since B2B branding and marketing frequently involves the creation and use of IPs , knowledge of these concepts is especially important. Once you understand the basics, it’s easy to determine which protection is right for your needs.

What Would Shakespeare Say About Modern Marketing? 7 Quotes from the Bard Content Creators Can.

Oracle

What would William Shakespeare , the Immortal Bard, say about modern-day marketing and content creation? Short of discovering how to time travel, we’ll never know. However, his works might give us some idea or at least a little inspiration. “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.” ” As You Like It , Act 2, Scene 7.

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.

Survey: 47% of Marketers Only ‘Somewhat Successful’ At Achieving Goals Customer Experience

KoMarketing Associates

Although most marketers have developed a customer experience strategy, new research suggests that they are still facing numerous challenges to achieving their top objectives with these tactics in place. Ascend2 recently published the “Strategies, Tactics and Trends for Customer Experience” survey, and statistics showed that 47% of marketers are still only “somewhat successful” at achieving their primary objectives through their customer experience strategy.

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4 Trends You Need to Know On Martech’s Evolution

Marketing Insider Group

Technology should make life easier, not harder. So far, martech tools have delivered in both directions. While some tools empower marketing departments to accomplish more with fewer resources, many would-be miracle cures only lead to more headaches. Fortunately, martech has begun to mature. A few years ago, the landscape was doubling or tripling annually; last year, it grew by just 36%. As the dust settles, the arc of its evolution is becoming clear: 1.

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5 Lead Management Best Practices That Build Account-Based Marketing Success

Oracle

Originally published at: [link]. Lead generation and lead management both play an equally important role in fueling the revenue engine for your business. Where lead generation creates interest among your target audiences, lead management tracks, manages, and engages these leads to qualify them for sales. However, the rules of B2B engagement are quickly changing.

LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms: Pros And Cons For B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

I want to start by saying I really like LinkedIn Ads as a tool for most B2B marketers. No other platform can offer its targeting options and LinkedIn has done a great job of positioning itself as a key player for showcasing professional endeavors and achievements. This means that user data is always up-to-date! That being said, nothing is perfect and LinkedIn is not an exception by any means. Its advertising platform is known for being slow, expensive and generally counterintuitive.

A Quick Guide to Bootstrapping Your Digital Marketing Efforts With SEO

Webbiquity

Guest post by Sean Dudayev. Many companies don’t have the budget to launch a full-scale digital marketing campaign. Startups and small businesses have to be clever enough to stay lean and still find ways to scale their business growth. That’s no easy task, and it requires a lot of sweat equity investment from the team—though not necessarily a lot of spending.

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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!

2020 Marketing Trends You Need To Know

Marketing Insider Group

As we’re rapidly approaching the end of the year, it’s a great time to look ahead at where we’re going and the marketing trends we’re likely to see more of in 2020. I’ve already touched on how we can expect marketing to evolve on a strategic level , and in this article, I’ll be looking in more detail at some of the specific trends to look out for. Technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, so of course, some of these trends are focused around technology.

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Build Your Conversational Case to Better Serve Your Customers

Oracle

On the Fly is our new video series with small bites (two mins or less) of marketing advice and training from marketing experts, delivered while they are on the road, at the airport, or traveling somewhere. We are thrilled to have Tamsen Webster as our expert On the Fly this week!

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How To Streamline App Workflow

Biznology

Everyone wants to make their quick fortune by coding the next TikTok and entering the billion-dollar unicorn club. Recently I had to become an expert in the space for a client who wanted me to consult her on the best way to promote a broad portfolio of products and services, some of which include iOS and Android apps.

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Squash the Beef! How Marketing Automation Can Help Bring Sales and Marketing Together

Act-On

Let’s explore how marketing automation can help bring sales and marketing together to create amazing campaigns with key insights throughout the customer journey. Marketing Automation Sales and Marketing Alignment

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.

4 Essential Graphic Design Trends For 2020

Marketing Insider Group

Keeping up with what is popular in the graphic design world can almost feel like a full-time job. I mean every day there are thousands of amazing graphics published across the world. However, once you look at enough of those examples you start to see some patterns and tendencies. But you don’t have time for that. Thankfully I have done all that hard work and distilled those examples into a few popular trends!

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Modern Marketing Blog Influencer Series: Building Your Dream Martech Stack - Success Over the.

Oracle

In the first blog of this two-part series, Shane answered questions that can help you define parameters for your martech stack. In this blog, he provides guidance on choosing the right tools for your current marketing strategies and future ones. Q: How can you design your martech stack to support your marketing vision? First, it’s crucial to start by outlining all the steps involved in fulfilling that vision.

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3 Studies with Benchmarks for Content Marketing, Blogging and Webinars [UML]

Sword and the Script

Whether you are tallying up your results for the end of the year, or planning programs for the next year, benchmarks provide context for companions. Benchmarks give us a sense of how well we are resourced and what sort of results others in industry are providing. Fortunately, there are several new studies that have been published about content marketing, blogging and webinars that provide solid benchmarks.

Tech Tips to Improve Your Client Communications Strategy

Biznology

Quality and effortless communication is the nerve center of retaining loyal clients. However, with the rapid tech evolution, your clients’ demands have changed. Quarterly in-person meetings or phone calls are not enough to keep them satisfied. They now expect brands to be transparent, as well as to provide them with personalized and real-time support. Fortunately, you can use the latest automation and artificial intelligence technologies to take client communication to the next level.

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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.

Top 20 Graphic Design Trends to Look Out for in 2020

Bannersnack

We’ve all encountered design trends. The kind that inspire you and the kind that make you question how they even became trends. Like beveled and embossed everything in the 90s—that was never a good idea. Or comic sans. Or worse, intense drop shadows. Nonetheless, trends are drivers of growth and a means of educating creatives […]. Design

Maximizing Your Email Audience Potential: Turning Email Addresses on File into Opt-Ins

Oracle

Everyone wants more subscribers who are regularly converting. While going out and attracting new, high-value subscribers is one path that every brand should explore, it’s also the most expensive. That’s because these subscribers are at the very top of the Email Audience Potential Pyramid. Thankfully, there are many other paths open to marketers to achieve their goals when they take a step-by-step approach to maximizing their email audience potential.

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Grow Your List for Free with ConvertKit Landing Pages & Forms

ConvertKit

Something magical is happening on the web: more and more creators who were stuck on the sidelines are now launching their ventures as the tools get better and easier to use. What used to require buying a domain, setting up hosting, installing WordPress, choosing a theme, and adding opt-in forms—all just to validate a creative idea—is now available in one tool with ConvertKit. Best of all, it’s now free!

How to Create Beautiful Instagram Highlight Covers (40 Free Icons)

Hootsuite

Instagram Highlight covers are a great way to make a good first impression. Located right below the bio section of your Instagram profile, they provide a polished look for your Instagram Highlights and draw attention to your best Instagram Story content. Covers are an easy win for any brand that banks on aesthetics. And on Instagram, that’s everyone.). The good news is that even if you don’t have a graphic design department in your back pocket, they’re easy to make.

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.

Marketing to C-suite Executives

Hinge Marketing

It was late one Tuesday afternoon when my office phone rang. I braced myself for another annoying cold call. It would be the fifth or sixth of the day—I’d lost track. As the Managing Partner of our firm, I’m on the receiving end of a steady stream of calls from people who want to “partner” with us. And by “partner,” they mean writing them a check for whatever they are selling. You don’t know me,” the caller started out. Surprisingly honest for a sales call, I thought.

Tapping into the Experience Economy - Trends and Best Practices with Dan Gingiss

Oracle

Originally published at: [link]. Ignited by his marketing and customer experience (CX) background at Fortune 300 companies, Dan Gingiss is on a burning mission to “make the brand lovers louder than the haters by creating experiences they can’t wait to share with their friends and followers.” ” Gingiss is a keynote speaker, experience consultant, co-host of the “ Experience This!

Build Your Business Online with an Expert SEO Company

Webbiquity

Guest post by Michael Holder. Is your business ready to take that next step forward in growing your online visibility and website traffic? Or have your results gone stagnant and you’d like to re-evaluate your digital marketing strategy ? If you are thinking about hiring an SEO specialist, there are numerous factors to consider. Image credit: Gerd Altmann on Pixabay.

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Facebook Live Video: The Complete Guide to Live-Streaming for Business

Hootsuite

Facebook Live launched in 2016 and since then more than 3.5 billion broadcasts have been sent from the platform. Not only that but more than 2 billion people have watched a Facebook Live video. That’s more than a quarter of the entire population of the world. What does this mean? Simple: Facebook Live is a fantastic way to increase social media engagement. Facebook Live videos also get six times more interactions than regular Facebook videos.

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.