Sat.Nov 11, 2017 - Fri.Nov 17, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Digital Marketing Tools that Won’t Cost a Cent

Marketing Insider Group

From professionally produced marketing videos to influencer campaigns and automation software, staying within your digital marketing budget while still driving growth is easier said than done. While some pieces of your marketing strategy aren’t exactly cost flexible, there are plenty of helpful free resources that digital marketers and small business owners can use to craft, launch, and […].

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Helping CMOs Look At The Digital Space From A Human Perspective

Oracle

If continually bombarded with data and technology, it can at first feel overwhelming. Despite initially creating confusion soon after its introduction, we then realize the benefits of a new technology. From there, it leads to a new norm, helping us understand our own intentions and behaviors. At first, we had millions of data points. However, we solved that by creating new marketing roles like that of data scientist. Five years ago, no one knew what that was.

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Empathy, Web & People: Improving The B2B Customer Experience

B2B Lead Generation

Some businesses make it hard to work with them. It seems at times that many B2B organizations have made it so complex and uncomfortable to work with that customers are forced to find an alternative even if their current provider offers a better product or solution. As connected consumers, we want ease, we want a good experience, we have an expectation of those with whom we spend our money. We have seen this with 1-click ordering, same day delivery, and improved e-commerce experiences.

Why your content marketing strategy is failing — and how you can up the ante with a dose of differentiation

Tomorrow People

If differentiation and bravery in a content marketing strategy is crucial why are 42% of marketers not brave enough to really stand out and what’s holding them back? “To To make headway in a flatlining economy, businesses need to reconsider how they are perceived in their markets.”. In our hyper-competitive world, standing out from the crowd has never been more important.

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.

Weekend Reading: “The Perfect Close” by James Muir

Marketing Insider Group

For the 149th episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed James Muir, author of The Perfect Close: The Secret To Closing Sales. If you think the world of marketing has changed a lot, sales professionals will argue that their world has changed even more. In this era of the super-informed buyer that can avoid […]. The post Weekend Reading: “The Perfect Close” by James Muir appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Sales Alignment

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Spotlight: Meet Some Of The Kick-Ass Women Speakers Of Advocamp

Influitive

As we get closer to Advocamp 2017 (this Dec. 6-8 in San Francisco), the excitement is building around our amazing lineup of presenters. Advocamp is the biggest customer experience, engagement & advocacy event of the year, uniting hundreds of marketing, sales, and CS leaders from across the world. We’re thrilled to highlight some of the.

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SEO for Business: How to Strengthen Your PR with Links

B2B PR Sense

When people first started to use SEO for business , it was viewed as a completely separate tactic from public relations. As time goes on, however, we’ve seen a relationship form between the two. Now businesses are seeing the benefit of using PR in SEO to get better results. How so? Public relations puts a company in the spotlight, building brand awareness and credibility through press coverage and mentions.

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How to Launch a New Brand & Website the Right Way

Marketing Insider Group

The climate of relevance is always shifting when it comes to business; it’s a constant battle to stay current against competitors and evolving industry trends. Reinventing your website or brand is a smart way to stay afloat – but successfully launching either can be a daunting task, to say the least. Luckily, there are steps […]. The post How to Launch a New Brand & Website the Right Way appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

How to Create a Mutually Beneficial Influencer Marketing Relationship

Oracle

One of the most important elements of growing a business is marketing. When it comes to getting the word out about your brand, products, or services, there are numerous avenues you can use, from online and offline advertising, to search engine marketing, e-newsletters, social media , and more. However, these days, in a world where more and more people look to trusted names for recommendations and/or inspiration , there is a growing trend in using influencer marketing.

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!

Online Display Advertising; An Overview & Benefits

NuSpark

Don’t underestimate the value of online display advertising. When promoting your business, there are three important factors to consider: visual interest to grab attention, enough frequency to maximize exposure, and relevancy to optimize response. With its creative and targeting capabilities, display ads offer many benefits to a business. Think of display ads like Billboards or outdoor advertising in a sense.

How Experimentation Keeps Brands Competitive – Even Against Players Like Google

RockContent

The launch of Google’s job search functionality , which followed its foray into travel , might leave businesses in other verticals worried their industries are next – and how they could ever compete with the search giant. But no matter where Google goes next, it’s not doom and gloom – at least not for forward-thinking players willing to evolve.

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How to Get Incredible (and Free) PR for Your Business

Marketing Insider Group

These days, ecommerce companies are having to work harder than ever before to build brand awareness, differentiate from competitors, and attract the right people to their online stores. The internet is noisier, product categories are more competitive, and traditional methods are much less effective than they used to be. As an ecommerce owner, it’s up […]. The post How to Get Incredible (and Free) PR for Your Business appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Report: Marketers Struggle to Leverage Tech to Better Understand Customers

KoMarketing Associates

Research now shows that although marketers are interested in providing a personalized customer experience, they still lack the tools and data to do so on a consistent basis. The CMO Club and Conversant recently released the “5 Ways to Win Customers with Tech” report, which exhibited the opinions of 60 senior marketers. The research showed that 61 percent of marketers’ top digital strategy is to build customer relationships.

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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.

Empathy, Web & People: Improving The B2B Customer Experience

B2B Lead Generation

Some businesses make it hard to work with them. It seems at times that many B2B organizations have made it so complex and uncomfortable to work with that customers are forced to find an alternative even if their current provider offers a better product or solution.As connected consumers, we want ease, we want a good experience, we have an expectation of those with whom we spend our money. We have seen this with 1-click ordering, same-day delivery and improved e-commerce experiences.

Why Marketers Shouldn’t Shy Away From Long-Form Content

Marketo

There are numerous studies confirming that long-form content works. It performs better in search and attracts organic traffic. But while everyone agrees that long-form content is the most efficient way to gain attention, not everyone can write as well as a professional journalist and keep the readers engaged. There is increasing pressure to write long-form content, but the attention spans of users are getting shorter each day.

10 Influencer Marketing Tips to Reach New Audiences

Marketing Insider Group

Influence cannot be gained overnight. Much like any other authority figure, a person is considered to be an influencer when they can influence audiences because they’re well-respected in the industry. It’s built on hard work, passion, and excellent relationship skills. Also, having a captivating or likable personality never hurts. By the book, influencer marketing focuses […]. The post 10 Influencer Marketing Tips to Reach New Audiences appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

5 Steps to Successfully Map Your Content Strategy for the New Year

KoMarketing Associates

With the holidays nearly upon us, you’re likely planning meals, making lists of gifts to buy, coordinating family visits, and much more. Each of these tasks involves some level of preparedness, and without proper planning, things can become stressful in a hurry. The same type of stress can happen if content strategies aren’t ready for the year ahead.

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.

Five Secrets of Engaging Video Content

Webbiquity

Guest post by David Gutierrez. As online marketing becomes more about storytelling, video content has a crucial role to play. Video can add drama, comedy, poignancy and other aspects to a message that is challenging to convey in other content formats. From simple animation to Hollywood-budget efforts, if a video isn’t part of your message, you could be missing out.

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3 steps to lead online marketing in tomorrow’s digital Earth

Biznology

This 30-minute webinar recording will show you how to take back leadership from the giant tech platforms, with new exponential growth publishing strategies, technology, and resources. Giant tech platforms are winning the wars in advertising revenues, content displays, and escalating e-commerce. Empowered by the amount of time and priority they receive from users, they intend to capture every relationship possible.

3 Engagement-Driving Examples of B2B User Generated Content

Marketing Insider Group

Looking at how hard and fast social media has taken the world’s bandwidth and free time by storm, the digital world has clearly experienced a massive transformation over the past decade. In the wake of this digital tsunami, marketers have been left with a few priceless gems. One of the most notable: the phenomena of […]. The post 3 Engagement-Driving Examples of B2B User Generated Content appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Report: On-page Content is Top Tactic for SEO Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers refine their SEO objectives, they are finding that on-page content is the most effective tactic in terms of achieving their goals. The “Search Engine Optimization Tactics Survey” from Ascend2 recently looked at how marketers are aligning their SEO goals with their tactics. The report discovered that for the majority of marketers (57 percent), on-page content is the most effective strategy when it comes to meeting SEO objectives.

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.

Geolocation-Based Marketing in 2017: The Impact on Businesses

Oracle

The ongoing use of mobile devices by consumers means that companies have a much better way of tracking where their customers are going. Knowing where they are thanks to geolocation technology means that a new marketing opportunity has emerged that can maximize the return you invest in marketing. Now, companies can leverage geolocation-based marketing to reach out with personalized, local messaging, promotions, and other strategies designed to raise leads and encourage impulse purchases.

Keyword-optimized-for-SEO domain names need either full commitment or registered and fully ignored

Biznology

Sometimes a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. The moment a CMO truly discovers search they go on a domain name buying spree with the desire to buy every domain name available with the keywords they associate with their products and services. This isn’t a bad idea, but not for the reason they assume; also, if you do buy up all the domains, aliasing, forwarding, and 301 or 302 redirecting the domain to your main company page isn’t the way to game Google.

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What About AI For Sales? Why It’s More Than A Buzzword

Marketing Insider Group

Let’s chat a bit about what role AI could play in enterprise selling, what would be a natural fit? And the question that’s been on every salesperson’s mind: Can AI help sales do anything of real value in 2017? Why are people making a big deal about a software that recognizes cats and wins jeopardy; […]. The post What About AI For Sales? Why It’s More Than A Buzzword appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

Marketers See Improvements in Video Content ROI in 2017

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers increasingly use video marketing to reach their target audience, they are seeing more success and a greater return on investment. The “State of Video Marketing 2017” report from Vidyard and Demand Metric discovered that 44 percent of marketers have improved their video marketing ROI this year. Marketers also appear to be benefiting from utilizing advanced metrics when measuring ROI.

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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.