2016

Inbound Marketing or Outbound? Which is the Winner?

Act-On

The marketing industry has been buzzing about the rise of inbound marketing and the decline of outbound marketing over the last several years. With the rise of internet-empowered buyers, inbound marketing has helped vendors take control of the initial pieces of the buyer’s journey.

The Content Marketing Debate: More (Better) Is Definitely More

Marketing Insider Group

I have always believed that content marketing means companies leaving behind their tired old promotional ads, brochures, and requests for a demo. That’s why marketers are acting like real publishers focused on helping their audience become educated, informed, even entertained.

Account Based Marketing and its Growing Interest Among B2B CMOs

Modern Marketing

How 3 Top Brands Are Using Long-form Storytelling in their Content Marketing Strategies

ScribbleLive

In the last few years, many marketers have favored short, snackable pieces of content over the longer in-depth counterpart. It was assumed that long-form content (1,200+ words) had no place in a world of tiny phone screens and 140 character limits.

Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

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97 Customer Experience Stats Marketers Need to Know

Type A Communications

December 1, 2016 by Carla Johnson By 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product and the key differentiator between brands. Are you prepared? While most business leaders admit the. read more.

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8 Tips for B2B Christmas Marketing

Onalytica B2B

I know what you’re probably thinking: “Christmas? It’s not even December yet!”- but what use would these tips be if I were to share them on Christmas eve?

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Events – Essential For Every Demand Generation Strategy

ANNUITAS

I had the opportunity to spend last week at the Content Marketing World (#CMWorld) event in Cleveland.

7 Signs that You’re NOT a Thought Leader

Marketing Craftmanship

Thought Leadership is perhaps the most widely used and consistently abused strategy in professional services marketing. There’s diverse opinion regarding what it is, and fuzzy expectations with respect to its benefits.

GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

Neuromarketing: Using Neuroscience to Supercharge Results

Act-On

Advertising legends such as David Ogilvy, Claud C. Hopkins and Leo Burnett understood the power of neuromarketing. Back then, they just didn’t call it that. They vigorously tested strategies for appealing to their target audience , driving more sales and generating greater results.

10 Social Media Tools That Will Wow Your Followers and Make Them Click

Marketing Insider Group

Are you looking for some tools that can take your social media engagement and conversions to the next level? Look no further. Here are our top 10 recommendations for social media tools that will wow your followers and get them to click on your opt-ins.

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CEO Insights: AI-First, the Overhype, and the Last Mile Problem

Ignite Tech

AI is hot, I mean really hot. VCs love it, pouring in over $1.5B in just the first half of this year. Consumer companies like Google and Facebook also love AI, with notable apps like Newsfeed, Messenger, Google Photos, Gmail and Search leveraging machine learning to improve their relevance.

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The 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Making a Product Video (Learned the Hard Way)

ScribbleLive

Some people like to learn by making mistakes. And by “some people” I mean me, and by “like” I mean it just happens. I guess that’s the price you pay when you’re not afraid to try new things.

2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.

Announcing Vidyard’s New Interactive Video Player

Vidyard

Last week I snuck into our R&D lab on the second floor of our awesome new office and saw a few TOP SECRET things that I probably shouldn’t have, one of which was something labeled “ New Vidyard Interactive Player ”. And then I got busted by our VP of Engineering, Tyler Campaigne.

6 Steps to Creating a Successful Instagram Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity

Guest post by Jill Phillips. Instagram has rapidly grown into one of the largest social platforms, boasting more than 500 million daily users. More than fifty percent of Instagram users are followers of different brands on the network.

12 Memorable Memes for Salespeople

DiscoverOrg

Sales is hard. Not hard in the standard sense — sales requires emotional fortitude to survive the daily barrage of objections and quotas. We have a soft spot for sales reps at DiscoverOrg because we sell too.

Infographic: Top 10 Types of Demand Generation Content

The Point

Choosing the right content offer for a demand generation campaign isn’t simply about aligning that content with a particular buying persona. Some content types are best-suited for early stage offers, while others will only appeal to those buyers in the very latter stages of the buying cycle.

Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. But, connecting and building trust with buyers has never been harder. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. Empathy is not just a “soft” skill, it's an incredibly powerful tool to understand customer motivation and increase lead conversion.

Improve Your SEO with Influencer Marketing

Onalytica B2B

Going into 2017, improving your SEO should remain hot on your agenda, as without giving it consideration, finding your website may well be like trying to find a needle in a metaphorical, saturated market haystack.

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MarketingProfs B2B Nuggets of B2B Wisdom

ANNUITAS

This year’s MarketingProfs B2B Forum 2016 is a whirl-wind of data, inspiration, marketing advice, how-to’s and more than a little fun. What makes an event a success from an attendee’s perspective?

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Improve Your B2B Marketing in 30 Minutes or Less

Great B2B Marketing

You are overwhelmed, I am overwhelmed – the whole darned world is overwhelmed. It seems there is so much required of […]. B2B Marketing

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Why (and How) Your Team Should Personalize the Customer Experience

Act-On

We all have good intentions when it comes to customer experience and treating our customers well, but sometimes there are disconnects. The classic example of this is when you get put on hold by a company. They tell you at the beginning of your wait, “Your call is important to us.”

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.

The 60 Best Marketing Speakers To Rock Your Event

Marketing Insider Group

When it comes to developing our skills as marketers, content providers and world-class communicators, it helps to learn from the best marketing speakers the world has to offer. Speaking at Marketing Events and Business Conferences is one of the great honors and passions of my career!

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Rethinking Market Strategy In A Digital Economy

Tony Zambito

by Delwar Hossain. The primary course of conversation in the past few years for CMO’s and their marketing teams has centered around customer centricity, customer experience, and content marketing. For good reasons too.

The Long-form Storytelling Originators: Journalism Examples for Content Marketing Inspiration

ScribbleLive

Previously on this blog, I’ve identified three brands that are excelling at long-form storytelling : Red Bull, Casper and American Express. Now, it’s time to identify the originators – the inspiration for this type of content. Journalists.

The Perfect List of Marketing Technology for Small Businesses [Infographic]

Vidyard

You’re busy doing this, that, and the other thing. And the truth is, you know there’s probably marketing technology out there that could make your job (and life!) way more efficient. But the process of finding the right marketing tech is not efficient.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

If you are a marketer who needs to generate more high-quality leads that will turn into sales opportunities and revenue, register now for this special event that will show you how to get started and moving in a profitable direction.

115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Guest post by Josh Wardini. It’s something that you use almost every day, but how much do you really know about social media? We’re going in-depth, behind the scenes, on a mission to bring you facts.

Account-Based Everything: Is it Time for a New Territory Analyst Manager Role?

DiscoverOrg

As a newly hired sales rep, I began the way I did at every new company, spending the first several weeks typing furiously into a growing Excel spreadsheet. It wasn’t until after my own special brand of analysis, that I would begin full-on selling.

Expert Interview Series: Andrea Bridges-Smith of PostUp On Data-Driven Email Marketing

Reachforce

Andrea Bridges-Smith is the Product Marketing Manager at PostUp where she oversees the company’s marketing programs. PostUp specializes in email marketing solutions. With so many different marketing techniques available, why are you so passionate about email marketing?

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10 Reasons Why We do Influencer Marketing

Onalytica B2B

Influencer Marketing- something you’ve probably heard a lot about recently.

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale.