2018

How Marketing Automation Makes Businesses Smarter

Act-On

Today's advanced marketing automation platforms can become a company's primary engagement tool when integrated with their website, social media accounts, CRM, and a host of other applications. Marketing Automation

The 7 Biggest Mistakes You’re Making in Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing may be a relatively simple strategy. That doesn’t mean it’s easy. As with any type of marketing, to get the most out of it you need to plan strategically.

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How a great lead generation website will supercharge your content marketing strategy

Tomorrow People

Wanna know the secret sauce to a great lead generation website and how it feeds into your overall content marketing strategy to deliver leads and ROI? Well, you’re in the right place. For content marketers, strategy is a practical part of their marketing. Strategy for lead generation — content marketing’s primary goal — involves looking at what you want your website to do, rather than what it is. Tomorrow People found that over half of marketers aren’t sure they’ve got it right.

Why Are There So Many Types of Customer Data Platforms? It's Complicated.

Customer Experience Matrix

I spend much of my time these days trying to explain Customer Data Platforms to people who suspect a CDP could help them but lack clear understanding of exactly what a CDP can do. At the end of our encounter they’re often frustrated: a simple definition of CDP still eludes them.

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!

Industrial Blogging – An Underutilized Content Marketing Tactic

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial blogging is usually not a favorite subject of discussion with my manufacturing and engineering clients. Probably the most common complaint I hear is, “We’ve been blogging for a while but haven’t seen any tangible results (leads, sales opportunities etc.).”

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12 Powerful PR Trends That Will Shape Your Strategy for 2019

B2B PR Sense

PR trends are like the oil that keeps your car lubricated. A regular check of current, fresh trends will help to keep your public relations strategy running smoothly and limit the chances of its breaking down on the side of the virtual road.

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What’s the Right Social Media Scheduling Tool for Your Business?

Webbiquity

Guest post by Lilach Bullock. With so many different social media scheduling tools to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Every business has its own set of goals when it comes to social media marketing, so it makes sense that they’d use different tools based on those objectives.

[Updated 2018] Ultimate Small Business Marketing Guide

SendX

Setting the Stage. Growing your business is hard. Growing predictably at a fast pace is way harder. Irrespective of the size or stage of your business its success finally boils down to your understanding of various levers of growth & conversion. However, doing that is easier said than done.

9 B2B Sales Closing Techniques You Can Use Today

DiscoverOrg

First things first: People buy from people first, product second , according to Director of Sales Steve Wernke. They want to feel good about who they’re buying from, and they want to walk away feeling good. As they negotiate, they want to feel like they won.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Intentional inventing: own the intellectual property that leads the future

Biznology

Lesson for leaders. Innovations rule today’s world, so everyone wants to innovate. Innovations are filed for patenting and claimed as property before they are launched. If someone else had your idea first and patented it, you might not be able to use it. But when you create something special, the first intellectual property (IP) step is simple: Describe your idea to a patent researcher and ask the FTO question: “do I have freedom to operate ? ”. If no one has a patent, you win.

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How to Help Your Employees Become Influencers

Onalytica B2B

The concept of your employees being influencers may sound odd to some. When most hear the term ‘influencer’ they think of the social media influencers on platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and YouTube endorsing consumer products to their audience in return for a pay cheque.

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5 MarTech Trends That Will Evolve Marketing In 2018

Marketing Insider Group

If you want to know what will shape marketing in 2018, just look where marketing technology is heading. Today, technology is much more than a dynamic arm of marketing – a sea of thousands of tools and resources for marketers to pick and choose from and add to their bag of tricks. Martech, the merging […]. The post 5 MarTech Trends That Will Evolve Marketing In 2018 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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How to Hire The Perfect Person To Run Your Social Media

Act-On

Are you thinking about hiring a social media expert to help with (or run) your social marketing? Pro tips for knowing when, why, who - and how - to hire.

Lead Generation Checklist to Get Better Results Now

You spend time, energy, and money to generate demand and get leads. It's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure. This checklist gives you an easy way to focus on the most critical tasks to get better results now.

When segmenting customers, don’t forget your silent majority

Modern Marketing

Richard Nixon popularized the expression, the silent majority , when he used it to label the broad swath of Middle Americans who are reticent to publicly declare their opinions.

Report Suggests Marketers May Not Want to Fully Commit to AI Just Yet

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers have turned to artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance the customer experience, but is it hurting or helping their overall efforts? To gauge the impact of AI on the customer experience, Invoca and Adobe published the “ Emotions Win: What Customers Expect in the Age of AI ” report.

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I Need Hot Leads, and I Need Them Now

The Point

When you work primarily with high-tech clients , you learn to cope with a great deal of short-term thinking. Tech companies have short-term horizons for a number of reasons: * Many are private and depend on short term results to prove viability and therefore ensure their ongoing funding.

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9 Expert Guides: How to Win at Influencer Marketing

B2B PR Sense

Influencer marketing is no longer the cool kid on the block. In a flash, its moved from cutting edge to a necessary tactic for marketers -- including B2B marketers. Not to worry, though, if you're not there yet or need to up your game. I've got you covered.

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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.

12 Solid Stats Surrounding Social Networking (Plus Four  Timely Tips)

Webbiquity

Though it’s dangerous to assume anything about leadership in the social networking space (Facebook overtook MySpace as the biggest social network less than a decade ago , after all), the landscape does seem to have matured and stabilized somewhat at this point.

The Definitive List of Black Friday, Cyber Monday & Holiday Season SaaS Deals

SendX

Black Friday & Cyber Monday are over. But, SendX is still offering a deal. SendX ?—?SendX SendX is an intuitive, Feature-Rich, Affordable email marketing software that help's businesses run email marketing campaigns at scale.

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The Startup’s 4-step Guide to Building Strong Sales Pipeline

DiscoverOrg

Sales and marketing event season just ended. If you weren’t overwhelmed with the number of technology choices out there, you didn’t go to the same events I did!

Is it Fraudulent to Spend Money on Lead Gen Without an ROI?

ViewPoint

Thinking back on my career, I realized early on that marketing spending of any sort, whether for people or programs, must be rooted in my ability (and our marketing department’s ability) to justify the expense. Nothing else made sense to me then or now.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Do you Really Need to pay Influencers?

Onalytica B2B

What do you think of when you hear ‘influencer marketing’? Do you immediately think of celebrities posting paid-for Instagram posts showcasing consumer products accompanied with #ad?

Best Digital Marketing Tools for Small Businesses

Marketing Insider Group

One of the most exciting aspects of the world of digital marketing is how it levels the playing field for smaller businesses and solopreneurs.

5 Key Differences Between Email Marketing and Marketing Automation

Act-On

Do you need an email marketing solution or a marketing automation platform? Here are 5 factors to better understand the difference between email service providers and marketing automation. Email Marketing Marketing Automation email email marketing marketing marketing automation

5 Reasons Why Your Buyer Persona’s Aren’t Good Enough

B2B Lead Generation

How often do you spend weeks or even months putting blood, sweat, and tears into a new marketing campaign, only to have it fall flat? You swear you did everything right, but when it comes time for the results to pour in, they never show. It’s a marketer’s worst nightmare. The likely culprit? Bad buyer personas. Think about it, your buyer personas are the building blocks of your marketing campaigns. If they’re not good enough, every part of your marketing strategy will suffer.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.