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Restricted Writing: Could Banning Certain Words Improve My Copy?

Brandwatch CX

Opinion

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Of dinosaurs and meteors: 2 different (and contentious) models of technology adoption

chiefmartech

Boy, did I kick a hornet’s nest. A couple of weeks ago, I shared an article from MIT Sloan Management Review , Implement First, Ask Questions Later (or Not at All) by Stephen J. Andriole.

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How to Use the K.I.S.S. Principle in Content Creation

inPowered

In many different industries professionals sometimes overcomplicate things when it’s not necessary. Content marketing is no different. Keeping things simple lends itself to more scale and in many cases better results. After serving over 10 years in the US Army one of my greatest professional takeaways was the K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Stupid) principle. It’s never failed me, and it’s been used in many different scenarios. So much so that I’ve incorporated this principle into my writing.

Marie Kondo-ing Your LinkedIn: The LinkedIn Audit Blueprint to Help Your Profile Shine

Buffer Social

We wish for you to have the very best, most fulfilling career possible, doing work that you love. And one of the best routes to that dream job is having a dreamy LinkedIn profile ! We’ll show you how. Today we’re giving you a checklist for a LinkedIn makeover. We’ll provide many different ways to optimize your LinkedIn profile and boost your presence – and the presence of your brand – so that you can shine.

The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling

In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever for SaaS companies to build rock-solid financial models on which they can operate and make key business decisions. The teams at SaaSOptics and Burkland have teamed up to create a comprehensive guide to the most difficult aspect of financial modeling: revenue forecasting.

With Personalization, Less Can Be More

B2B Marketing Directions

There is no longer any doubt that marketers overwhelmingly believe in the value of personalization. Most marketing leaders now view personalization as essential to marketing success, and providing personalized messages and customer experiences has become a top priority in many companies. Numerous research studies have confirmed that large majorities of marketers believe personalization improves marketing and business performance.

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What the Rise of the Robot Content Writer Means for Digital Marketers

Modern Marketing

In an effort to stay competitive, many media companies and news organizations are employing teams of robot reporters to crank out stories using very basic templates created by human editors. It started in the financial services industry, where churning out thousands of stories about quarterly earnings reports could be simplified by having bots write the stories instead of humans.

PR Strategy: 5 Powerful Secrets to Awesome Media Attention

B2B PR Sense

Your B2B PR strategy is a complex machine, with earned, owned, shared, and paid media components all working together. Today, we're focusing on the earned media portion of your public relations strategy. What is earned media ? It is the attention a brand receives through through media or other websites. It is called "earned" since it cannot be bought or owned. It is attained through media relations, such as press releases and pitches to journalists. So how do you get it?

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Reinventing Marketing in the Age of Disruption

Webbiquity

Guest post by Michael Collins. We’re reinventing everything these days. It’s kind of the nature of not just business but the world. Everything we knew yesterday is outmoded today. And who knows what tomorrow will show us? In a constant, quickening cycle of transformation and disruption in technology and business, marketing is forced to be as nimble and inventive as the products, ideas, and brands it serves. We’ve all heard the saying, “Change is the only constant in life.”

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How Employee Engagement Can Power Up Your Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

Employee engagement is traditionally a concern of the HR department rather than the marketing department. Employees who are fully engaged at work deliver benefits, including improved productivity, higher retention, and increased employee loyalty. All these things are great for the business as a whole, and it’s true that if your marketing team is fully engaged, they’ll […]. The post How Employee Engagement Can Power Up Your Marketing Strategy appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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.

Whisper or Shout? How Lead and Demand Generation Differ

Modern Marketing

When you’ve got a secret to tell someone, do you shout? No, you whisper. But when you’ve got a group announcement to make, you know a whisper won’t cut it. Whispering is intimate. If lead generation — the process of creating, maintaining, and monitoring prospect interest — were a spoken conversation, it would be a quiet, one-on-one chat. Shouting, on the other hand, gets attention.

7 Key Principles of B2B Email Creative

The Point

What, Why, How. There are three things your email recipient should see almost immediately, and those are: WHAT the offer is, WHY it’s of value, and HOW to get it. Don’t make the reader hunt or scroll to learn what exactly you want him or her to do, and why. Sell the Offer, Not the Product. The goal of any email is to generate engagement. You generate engagement by convincing the reader of the value of the information on offer, whether that information is a white paper, a Webinar, or a demo.

Six Shortcuts to Grow Your Online Business Fast

Webbiquity

Guest post by Cassy Hathaway. In the digital economy, few things are as valued as quick and sustained business growth. Whether you sell products or services, your business needs to show continuous growth in order to attract investors, new customers and new employees. Image credit: Akil Mazumder from Pexels. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Growing a business requires financial investments, hard work, business savvy, creativity, and a little luck.

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How Your Content Marketing Strategy Benefits All Departments

Marketing Insider Group

Ask the decision makers of any enterprise-level business which department should have responsibility for content marketing strategy, and they’ll undoubtedly name the marketing department. It makes sense at first consideration. After all, it’s a marketing strategy and that is what the marketing team is for. But restricting the responsibility of developing and carrying out your content 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!

The Enterprise View: How to Make Email Marketing More Effective

Modern Marketing

In January 2019, Oracle Marketing Cloud (OMC) partnered with Ascend2 to work on an email marketing survey to create Email Marketing from the Enterprise Perspective. This research report exclusively represents the opinions of marketers from enterprises with over 500 employees that responded to the survey. Those who responded held an array of different positions within their companies and worked in B2B , B2C , and both. The respondents can be broken down by segment: Role in the Company.

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Successful Marketing Plans Depend on Visibility

Hive9

A marketing plan with visibility (from multiple points of view) is one that’s designed to meet often complex corporate goals tied to specific strategies for growth. And while this might sound fairly obvious, a lot of companies aren’t hitting the mark when it comes to visibility in their marketing plans. Marketing Planning visibility reverse waterfall

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1-in-2 B2B Leaders Believes Marketing Content Does Not Target Their Pain Points

KoMarketing Associates

While marketing content remains critical to the buyer journey, new research suggests that it does not always address important pain points, specifically those of B2B customers. Heinz Marketing and PathFactory recently conducted the “Inside the Head of a Marketing Leader: The Buyer’s Journey” report and found that 92 percent of B2B marketing leaders claim that content plays a critical role in the decision-making process.

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Time To Define Your Internal Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

Your content marketing strategy most likely focuses on your external audience – your customers or followers. This makes sense, after all these people are the ones who’ll spend their money and help your business generate income. However, there is another group of people who can be reached with content marketing that you probably haven’t considered […]. The post Time To Define Your Internal Content Marketing Strategy appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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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.

Poor Email Performance Visibility: You Can’t Fix What You Can’t See

Modern Marketing

Email marketing programs are complex three-dimensional objects. If you don’t look at them from all angles and shine a light into the nooks, you simply can’t see it all. And if you can’t fully see it, you have little hope of fully understanding it, much less optimizing and mastering it. Unfortunately, there’s significant evidence that many brands have poor visibility into their email performance.

Why and How to Craft a Content Editorial Calendar

Act-On

A strong editorial calendar can get you on the right path toward content marketing success. Learn which fields and features to include for great results. Content

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Is Your Marketing Data Missing Your Most Powerful Data Set?

Marketo Events

Interactions with prospects and customers before, during, and after an event don’t just offer a chance for engagement, but also a unique opportunity to further customize your follow-up, communications, and their next event experience, which in turn helps accelerate impact, velocity, and conversion. The problem? More often than not, event data is either being forgotten, spread out amongst several tools, or being inputted manually and inaccurately.

Your Top Content Marketing KPIs to Monitor in 2019

Marketing Insider Group

As technology transforms the digital landscape, the top content marketing KPIs you need to monitor often change with it. In 2019, monitoring key performance indicators gets even more complex when you factor in the purpose of each piece of content, as SEO consultant Benj Arriola points out. Profitability, of course, is a constant. Yet when you dig […]. The post Your Top Content Marketing KPIs to Monitor in 2019 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

SaaSOptics SaaS Metrics Template

Download this template that includes calculations, formulas, definitions and a customizable dashboard. The template includes subscription momentum metrics (ARR, customer count, avg. ARR), churn and retention metrics, and customer lifetime value metrics.

ScribbleLive and MarketMuse: Announcing Our Partnership

RockContent

On the heels of our latest press release , we’re excited to announce our partnership with MarketMuse, a content intelligence and strategy company. Creating content is tough—and in an age of content chaos, it seems to only be getting tougher to be found; let alone, establish topical authority. By partnering with MarketMuse, we hope to alleviate some of the stress that comes with content planning and creation—a stress that every content team knows too well. Who is MarketMuse?

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Developing and Cultivating Strong Company Values

Act-On

These tips will help you develop and cultivate strong company values, improve employee satisfaction, and drastically improve your bottom line. Corporate

B2B Link Building Strategies That Really Work

KoMarketing Associates

The arrival of new technology has made B2B marketing even more difficult. Marketers are spoiled for choice in terms of the number of new marketing channels made available. Although we can now target our ideal client more accurately and attract potential customers off-site, it also brings along some downsides.

5 Reasons Your Enterprise Needs Agile Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

While startups may have an easier time adopting Agile principles, large enterprises can’t afford to be discouraged by the difficulty of introducing new processes into their organization. In fact, enterprises have an urgent need to tackle their process problems or risk disruption by emerging startup competitors. The good news is that leaders of marketing teams […]. The post 5 Reasons Your Enterprise Needs Agile Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Agile Marketing

How You Can Triple Your Results With a More Personalized, Empathetic Approach

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO and Founder of markempa

Marketing and sales feel pretty tricky right now. What worked before now feels out of touch, but have you made plans for how you'll continue to move forward? You've likely tried everything: expert recommendations, best practices, the latest tools, and automation. But your results are falling short. Here's the thing: All the automation tools, best practices, data analytics won't help get better results now until you master empathizing with your customers. In this webinar, you'll learn how to go beyond rational-logic based sales/marketing and adjust your sales enablement strategy to better understand how buyers feel so that you can connect and help them on their journey.