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. You also need to continuously analyze your campaign’s effectiveness so you can improve and work towards your business goals. If you simply dive in and […]. The post The 7 Biggest Mistakes You’re Making in Content Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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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 fundamental reason is that CDPs are not simple: the industry has rapidly evolved numerous subspecies of CDPs that are as different from each other as the different kinds of dinosaurs.

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.

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.).” Another major concern is that it is too time consuming to create fresh and relevant […] The post Industrial Blogging – An Underutilized Content Marketing Tactic by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.

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When segmenting customers, don’t forget your silent majority

Oracle

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. To counter what he felt was a biased media, he appealed to them to emerge from the shadows and vocalize their support for his administration’s Vietnam War policy. He wasn’t the first to use the expression.

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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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. These trends run the gamut from the bubble of Influencer marketing, to the need for storytelling and the growth and impact of artificial intelligence. I am joined here today with 11 of the most thoughtful PR pros I know.

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B2B Marketers Expect Budget Increases and More Investment in Digital

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers look ahead to the remainder of the year, those in both the B2B services and B2B product sectors expect their budgets to grow in the coming months. The CMO Survey” from Deloitte, The Fuqua School of Business at Duke, and the American Marketing Association discovered that B2B product marketers expect a 9.3 percent increase in their marketing budget in the next 12 months. B2B services marketers foresee an 8.5 percent increase.

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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.

[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. It really doesn't matter whether you are running an e-commerce shop or are a small real-estate company. Whether you are a professional blogger or just getting started with your SAAS software businesses.

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. Employees don’t quite fit this definition. But if we actually take a step back, what do we really mean by the term ‘influencer’?

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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. Social Media Marketing hiring recruiting recruitment social marketing social media social media experts social media for business social media 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!

What is a content marketing strategy? Your checklist to secure content success

Tomorrow People

If you wanna be the best marketer with the greatest content marketing strategy in town, you should get a load of this. Start with the basics and work your way to content superstardom. What’s this content marketing strategy thing all about? Content is one of life’s essentials. It can be anything from the conversation you have with a friend, to important news you receive by email, to a blog post that helps you decide where to go on holiday. Content also has a big part to play in business.

What Is Sales Intelligence? An Interview With DiscoverOrg CEO, Henry Schuck

DiscoverOrg

The term “Sales Intelligence” is frequently thrown around in sales and marketing, but there’s a lot of confusion about what it actually refers to. What is sales intelligence? How is it different from a lead list? To explore the subject, we sat down with DiscoverOrg cofounder and CEO Henry Schuck, to find out exactly what sales intelligence means – and what it means for sales and marketing professionals. Q: What is sales intelligence?

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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.

6 Ways Marketing Automation Is Evolving for CMOs

Oracle

As a CMO, your job is to be ready for every marketing development. You’re never allowed to stand still, because the moment you do, something in your industry will change, and you’ll fall behind the competition. Unfortunately, turnover for marketing jobs is increasing. One survey revealed that the average tenure of a marketing CMO is less than four years, and burnout is the number one cause. Automation is the solution to avoiding this burnout.

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.

Inbound Marketing: Everything You Need to Know

Webbiquity

Guest post by Nick Rojas. Being at the forefront of marketing sometimes requires shifting resources away from old practices. That’s why 52% of outbound marketers say their marketing efforts are “ineffective”. In fact, inbound marketing is starting to be used more than outbound marketing. By understanding the effectiveness of inbound marketing, business-to-business (B2B) companies can achieve marketing goals in a faster, more efficient manner than previous efforts. “33%

The Top 25 B2B Marketing Experts You Need to Follow Here.

B2B PR Sense

B2B marketing is constantly evolving, with new innovations and strategies that used correctly can stake your success. But how do you stay on the leading edge of these innovations and ensure that your business thrives? Social media just might hold the key. Along the social corridors of Twitter and LinkedIn you will find many experts -- including many of the top B2B marketers in the field. These individuals are not just far-off celebrities.

70% of B2B Marketers to Increase DemandGen Budget in 2018

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers look ahead to the remainder of 2018, new research suggests that they are shifting their focus to demand generation. Recently, DemandGen Report conducted its “2018 Demand Generation Benchmark Survey Report” to gauge how B2B marketers intend to utilize their budget over the coming months. Approximately 70 percent of respondents said that they expect their demand gen budgets to grow this year. Thirty-six percent claimed that they predict that it will increase by up to 10 percent.

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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. With its Opti-Send technology, SendX can drive up to 2X more open rates for your email marketing campaigns. Deal - 25% OFF across all MONTHLY plans.

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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.

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? Or do you think of brands organically building relationships with influencers to form an army of brand advocates? If you think the latter, then great, we are on the same page!

Weekend Reading: “Do Good” By Anne Bahr Thompson

Marketing Insider Group

For the 162nd episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed Anne Bahr Thompson, author of Do Good: Embracing Brand Citizenship to Fuel Both Purpose and Profit. For many businesses, success comes in unexpected ways. Toms grew into a $600 million company by giving away 35 million pair of shoes. Patagonia’s profits have climbed year […]. The post Weekend Reading: “Do Good” By Anne Bahr Thompson appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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

Gainsight’s CEO On Why You Must Invest More In Customer Success

Influitive

Every company knows that keeping customers happy leads to higher retention rates and up-sell opportunities. Increasing customer loyalty often falls on the customer success team. However, many brands don’t realize the value this department has to build long-term growth. Creating an amazing experience often turns customers into advocates. These happy users will promote your product.

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.