2014

6 Ideas to Create More Relevant Lead Nurturing Emails

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet I’m writing this post while attending the ExactTarget Connections 2014 event. I’ve learned a lot from listening to the sessions and speakers here. As I listened to attendees and speakers, I frequently heard the same keywords, such as: Personalization. Segmentation. Customer focus.

6 B2B Marketing Lessons From #Inbound14 and #FutureM

KoMarketing Associates

The collaboration of Inbound 2014 and FutureM brought together over 10,000 marketers and “tech geeks” from around the world. As you can imagine, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center was oozing creativity and eagerness to exchange knowledge.

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2014 B2B Marketing Trends That Work

ViewPoint

As a B2B company, it’s paramount that you stay on top of trends so you know which to adopt and which to nix. This is a standout year for B2B marketing.

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Are B2B agencies adapting quickly enough?

Savanta

Of the 70 agencies that feature in this year’s B2B Marketing Agency League, 10 show no or negative turnover growth. In past years this could be explained away by a recessionary environment. However, the UK economy is once again growing and this is feeding through to B2B marketing budgets.

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

Is Content Operations Your Next Focus Area?

Avitage

'Target Audiences: VP of Marketing / CMO; CEO/CFO; Marketing / Content Operations head Purpose: Provide insights from business consultant on important trends that impact business, marketing, content strategy and operations: the digital enterprise, digital marketing, content and content operations, and their implications for business strategy Make evident the need for enterprise content strategy that is different from traditional marketing content strategies for websites and content projects Setup the need to make enterprise content strategy operational, with a new, leveraged, efficient, enterprise content operations model Topics: Content is a strategic imperative and driver of top enterprise objectives To meet new requirements, challenges and business imperatives, enterprises must embrace a new content (digital) mindset Enterprise organizations need a content strategy, that goes beyond marketing, websites and content projects, to support ALL customer facing, content dependent groups, including sales, sales training, customer service, HR (talent acquisition), and the sales channel Organizations must make operational enterprise content strategies, through a new, more leveraged, efficient and effective content operation. The traditional, project oriented, creative craftsman approach to content cannot meet new requirements. Business-to-business enterprise marketing executives are accountable for uniting all customer facing activities associated with capturing new customers, growing revenue, and creating exceptional customer experiences across all touch points and the entire customer lifecycle. Many B2B executives and their organizations are not innovating fast enough to capitalize on the competitive advantages available to early movers, or to get on the learning curve to become proficient with modern marketing practices. This post will introduce […] The post Is Content Operations Your Next Focus Area? appeared first on Avitage. Content Operations Strategy business trends Content marketing content operations digital enterprise digital marketing enterprise content strategy'

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10 Tips for a Successful Trade Show Follow-up Campaign

The Point

Research has long suggested that the majority of leads generated by trade shows never receive follow-up by company representatives. A 2010 study concluded that fewer than 70 percent of exhibitors have any formalized plan or process in place for how leads are followed up after the show.

14 Brilliant B2B Marketing Strategy Guides

Webbiquity

Much has been written about how the internet in general, and the explosion of content marketing in particular, has changed the nature of b2b marketing. In less than a generation, information has gone from being scarce to overabundant.

A Lack of Content Marketing Strategy Impedes Demand Generation

ANNUITAS

Once again 2014 will be a year that Content Marketing is front and center for a majority of B2B marketing departments. While the buzz about content marketing continues, it still seems to be quite a challenge for most marketers.

The 3 Social Media Networks That Are Best for B2B Marketing

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer. As a B2B marketer, are you overwhelmed by all the available social media networks? Don’t be. Focus on these three to get the most bang for your buck.

Win Sales Calls with Webinar Production

Speaker: Dawn Baron, President, Passion Profits Consulting, and Shelley Trout, Webinar Producer, Aggregage

As a B2B marketer in 2020, you are being asked to do a lot: brand building, create content, build position as thought leader, generate leads, create ongoing touchpoints with prospects, and ideally generate sales calls. And do all of this with limited resources and time in a crowded world that is fighting you for attention. That’s a big challenge, and we believe a key part of the answer to that challenge is the smart application of webinars for B2B audiences. If you have held back on doing webinars because of the level of effort, or if you want to up your webinar effectiveness, then you won’t want to miss this unique presentation with expert webinar producers Dawn Baron and Shelley Trout.

Kevin Akeroyd, GM of Oracle Marketing Cloud: 2 Über Trends in Corporate Marketing Every CMO Must Know [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

We all understand by now the importance of data to the corporate marketing organization. What has not been as clear is the best way for CMOs to manage and leverage this data.

Lead Nurturing: Why good call scripts are built on storytelling

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet In teleprospecting, it’s not just about what you “ask” prospects; it’s about when you ask them. This is where a lot of teleprospecting gets it wrong. Intuitively, fast, upfront and to the point seems like a sound approach and I’m a big fan of brevity.

20+ Metrics for Measuring B2B SEO Performance

KoMarketing Associates

Last spring, I had the opportunity to instruct a course for MarketingProfs University’s Search Marketing School 2014.

Marketing Automation is Not Marketing Strategy

ViewPoint

We are republishing this blog by Ruth Stevens (originally run January 29, 2014) because she hits the nail on the head about marketing automation. In the opening paragraph she states: “Marketers sometimes see automation as a silver bullet. But it’s only a tool.

Key Trends in Marketing: Thought Leadership

Thought leadership is a highly effective marketing strategy that highlights an organization’s talent, experience and passion while answering the most pressing questions faced by its target audience.

Finding the brand positioning sweet spot

Savanta

Managing a B2B brand isn’t easy. In a recent survey of 100 senior B2B marketers conducted for the B2B Leaders Forum by Circle Research , they named three major challenges: Resources: Brand building is a lower priority than activity which directly builds revenue in the short-term.

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How Industrial Content Marketing Builds Stronger Relationships Based on Trust

Industrial Marketing Today

Strong relationships have always been the cornerstone in complex industrial sales. That hasn’t changed and won’t change in the foreseeable future. How we start and build new business relationships have changed in today’s digital age. Ask any successful salesperson and s/he will tell you that trust is the key to building strong and sustainable relationships. [.]

Millennials Are Not Impressed With Your Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

By NewsCred Contributor, Dawn Papandrea. Millennials – also referred to as digital natives or Gen Y – created the art of consuming copious amounts of content across multiple devices at all times.

Social PPC: 17 Tips for Successful Ads on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook

The Point

It seems only yesterday that “PPC advertising” was synonymous with Google AdWords. Google still dominates search advertising – at last count, it handles roughly two-thirds of all Web search queries , a market share that won’t be decreasing any time soon.

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5 B2B Marketing Trends that You Can't Ignore in 2020

Speaker: Pam Didner, Marketing Consultant, Author and Speaker

Pam Didner, B2B tech marketing consultant, speaker, and author of Effective Sales Enablement and Global Content Marketing, will present the essential marketing trends you need to know in 2020. She'll discuss digital challenges that marketers commonly face and share actionable solutions and templates you can apply to your job in real-time.

83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014

Webbiquity

“Big data” is one of the trendiest buzzwordy terms in marketing/technology/business today.

Demand Generation: Why Marketing Gets it Wrong and Sales Doesn’t Get It At All

ANNUITAS

A new report called The Reinvention of B2B Marketing , from eConsultancy shows there is still quite a disparity between B2B marketing and sales organizations.

How Much Should You Be Spending On B2B Marketing?

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer When developing a B2B marketing budget, the smart money is on revenue goals and related lead generation rather than past budgets or competitors. One of the most emotional topics in the world of B2B marketing is budgets.

Marie Hattar, CMO of Check Point: Connect, Combine and Simplify—3 Visions for Better Corporate Marketing [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

The increased transparency and access that recent years’ developments in online connectedness has brought, with it has also come increased vulnerability for corporations doing business online.

Maximize Results Of Attending A Trade Show

Attending trade shows helps your business find new prospects and make connections. By downloading this white paper, you will learn how setting goals and adding pre-planning to every trade show and industry event you attend makes a considerable difference.

Best B2B Lead Posts in 2014: Lead generation, lead nurturing and content marketing

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet The holiday season is always a time of reflection for what we have and what we have accomplished over the past year. However, it is also a time to reflect on all we have learned that can help us improve the blank slate that is 2015.

8 Key Changes In Google Search B2B Marketers Should Know

KoMarketing Associates

As detailed in an article on Search Engine Land this past month, a new Google eye tracking study outlines the evolution of Google search results from 2005 to today. The key takeaway?

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Should You Gate Your Content? Answer These Questions To Find Out.

ViewPoint

Lead generation today relies heavily on creating quality content aimed at addressing prospects’ pain points and questions as they go through their buyer’s journey. Fantastic! Now that you, Ms. Marketer, have created all this wonderful content, an important question looms … should you gate it?

B2B social media – a two horse race?

Savanta

Social media is time consuming. The average B2B marketing department spends 17% of their time on it. And if you believe in the wisdom of crowds (or self-fulfilling prophecies) then the latest B2B Social Media Benchmark report reveals where you’re likely to get the best return on this effort.

A Guide to B2B Marketing Essentials

As modern B2B marketing expands and audiences evolve, new best practices for B2B marketing emerge. To stay on top of their game, marketers need to regularly add new methods to their playbook.

The Cardinal Rule of Industrial Content Marketing: Know Thy Buyers

Industrial Marketing Today

It may seem obvious to say that you must build your industrial content marketing strategy around your buyers but it doesn’t happen with regularity with most manufacturers, distributors and engineering companies. At least, that’s been my experience with industrial clients. I often hear my clients tell me they know their customers very well. They can [.] The post The Cardinal Rule of Industrial Content Marketing: Know Thy Buyers by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.

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The Top 200 Content Marketing Brands And Influencers

Marketing Insider Group

One of the biggest questions buyers ask in their online journey from awareness, to consideration, to selection is “who is influential?” ” on the topic.

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Sorry, But “How Many Touches Does it Take to Make a Sale?” is No Longer a Valid Question

The Point

On a recent conference call with a prospective client, the Vice President of Sales chimed in with a question: “How many touches do you think it takes before someone becomes a lead?”.