2015

7 not-quite-predictions for marketing technology in 2016

chiefmartech

Most people suck at accurately predicting the future. I’m one of them. I took my shot at the prediction hall-of-fame last year , predicting that Microsoft would spend more than $1 billion on acqusition(s) in the marketing technology space in 2015. I thought it was a reasonably solid bet.

What B2B Marketers Can Learn About Buyers Without Trying Too Hard

KoMarketing Associates

People don’t always tell you what they’re thinking. In personal relationships, we use body language, tone of voice, micro expressions, actions, and other intangibles to infer someone’s perspective, attitude, intent, and desires.

20 Experts Provide Their Content Marketing Predictions For 2016

Marketing Insider Group

Last week I ran my own content marketing prediction : A Correction In The Advertising Market. The leading marketing trend of 2016 will be the maturing of the age of ad blocking. I think we’ll see a massive correction in the advertising market.

10 Ways to Use Images for Memorable Marketing Results

Act-On

There’s no shortage of content on the Internet. Every day, more than 2 million blog posts are published. If you’re a content publisher or a company that does content marketing, all that content creates a challenge. How can you stand out? Is there any hope of getting your audience’s attention?

How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

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Making the Case for Account-Based Marketing: Doing the Math

ANNUITAS

Many of our clients have been very interested in Account-Based Marketing, and understanding the implications of adjusting their strategies to focus more on targeted accounts rather a demand strategy focused on volume.

Predictive Marketing Vendors Look Beyond Lead Scores

Customer Experience Matrix

It’s clear that 2015 has been the breakout year for predictive analytics in marketing, with at least $242 million in new funding, compared with $366 million in all prior years combined. But is it possible that predictive is already approaching commodity status?

How To Turn Video Marketing Into a Successful SEO Strategy

Webbiquity

Guest post by Jason Parks. YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, yet the SEO aspect is often overlooked. The simple truth is that a majority of search marketing specialists do not invest the necessary resources into the largest video-sharing website in the world.

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B2B Copywriting: 5 Common Terms & Phrases to Avoid

The Point

Copywriting success may depend on finding the precise mix of language that resonates with your audience, but success or failure can just as easily rest on which words you don’t use.

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.

6 Ways B2B Marketers Are Falling Short Today

Digital B2B Marketing

As I came back from the B2B Marketing Innovation Summit, put on by Demandbase, I couldn’t shake the feeling that we aren’t doing enough. That I’m not doing enough. Sure, marketing is changing faster today than it did yesterday. Blah blah blah.

5 Overlooked Content Marketing Assets That Can Influence SEO

KoMarketing Associates

It is pretty common to email survey and customer feedback requests to customers after a purchase is made online. While I often just delete these communications, I may consider them if I’ve had either exceptional or horrible experiences.

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Anatomy Of The Perfect Blog Post

Marketing Insider Group

If you’ve ever written a blog post before, you know that blogging isn’t as easy as it seems. It takes a lot of time and effort to create a post that people will want to read and share. But blogging has many business benefits and plays a big role in the success of your content […]. The post Anatomy Of The Perfect Blog Post appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Smart Agencies Don’t Neglect the Middle and Bottom of the Marketing Funnel

Act-On

“Demand generation” – it’s a subject that’s top-of-mind for marketing execs who, in addition to orchestrating the myriad facets of their departments, are now also responsible for getting new business and generating revenue. And guess who they’re looking to – yep!

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The Marketing Landscape: Where Data and Content Merge

Understand the importance of good data and good content and how they work together to help your marketing efforts.

B2B Marketing: Top 100 Twitter Influencers

Onalytica B2B

70% of B2B marketers are creating more content than they did one year ago. This data comes from the 2015 B2B Content Marketing Trends report from the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs. So B2B marketers are furiously creating more content.

The Emerging Importance Of B2B Ethnography To Buyer Personas

Tony Zambito

Better, deeper, insightful, and well-rounded understanding of customers and buyers is on the top of the list for many CEOs and CMOs today. In recent studies by IBM and other research studies on CEO sentiments, customer insight and understanding are identified as a top focus for CEOs.

The 18 Best Infographics of 2015

ScribbleLive

The world got a whole lot more complicated this year, which is to say it was just like any other year. The amount of data we all generate continued its exponential expansion, while content marketers redoubled their efforts to get their content in front of an audience who’s busier and busier.

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Infographic: What’s Trending In Marketing for 2015?

Crimson Marketing

It’s old news now that your buyers are educated on your products and services before ever speaking to a sales rep. Popular content research sources for B2B buyers are: whitepapers – 78%. case studies – 73%. webinars – 67%.

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Make No Mistake: How Worst-Practices Derail Successful ABM Efforts

This Quick Study Slide Show from Node identifies the common mistakes of ABM executions and offers practical advice to help teams avoid them.

Customer Data Platforms Revisited: The Future of Marketing Data

Customer Experience Matrix

It’s nearly two years since I introduced the concept of a Customer Data Platform , defined as a marketer-controlled system that builds a multi-source customer database and exposes it to external execution systems.

13 Great Guides to Growing Your Blog Audience

Webbiquity

You’ve put extensive effort into your business blog design, content strategy, research, and execution. Now—how you attract and retain a large audience? The short answer is to write great content and then promote it effectively. Simple—but not easy. Image credit: GreenPal.

Lincoln Electric Changes Perception of Industry with Brand Storytelling

Type A Communications

July 7, 2015 Great storytelling starts with a narrative bigger than yourself. But getting buy-in for an approach to building an audience that’s unconventional isn’t easy for B2B marketers –. read more. Brand Storytelling B2B Marketing content marketing storytelling

The Best B2B Marketers Invest In Attribution For These 3 Reasons

bizible

Consumer purchasing stories in the B2B market have become complex and unpredictable. The next prospect takes an alternate buying journey to the one before, and they take their sweet time along the way.

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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.

7 Steps to a Successful Account-Based Marketing (ABM) Strategy

The Point

Account-Based Marketing (ABM) is certainly the hot topic in B2B circles these days, but like other trends, ABM can encompass a whole range of activity – from something as simple as an email drip campaign to a more comprehensive, sustained, integrated program that incorporates multiple channels.

5 Things That Need to Change in B2B Marketing 2016

ANNUITAS

Every year around this time, I, along with many others think about how quickly this past year went by. It seems like a millisecond ago, my team and I were assembled at our 2015 kick-off making plans for the coming year and alas here we again, the end of another year and looking forward to 2016.

Five Ways to Be a Content Marketing Hero

Act-On

What’s a Hero? When everyone is inundated with nearly obscene amounts of content across every conceivable digital channel, how do you create content that is going to stand out and grab the attention of your future customer? By being a content hero!

Cloud: Top 100 Influencers & Brands

Onalytica B2B

We are creating more and more content than ever before on our computers, notebooks, tablets and smart phones. 90% of the world’s content was generated in the last two years alone!

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7 Common Marketing Mistakes and strategies to avoid them

This white paper addresses the 7 most common challenges marketers hit when marketing products, solutions, or services and offers proven advice on how to avoid these missteps and improve the success of your marketing efforts.

Mapping Buying Experiences: Creating Growth Through Aligning With Buyer Goals

Tony Zambito

Engaging new buyers and repeat customers are the lifeline to achieving growth. While the context of these fundamental challenges has changed via digital technologies, they nevertheless are constant pressures.

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The 24 Best Interactive Websites of 2015

ScribbleLive

Everyone’s been raving about the popularity of web video this year, but a less talked-about form of visual content—interactive websites—can be way more engaging.

Stacey Epstein, Banjo CMO: Keeping it Real with Big Data and Data Analytics

Crimson Marketing

Big Data. Data Analytics. Predictive Data. MetaData. There’s no denying the buzzword status of data at the moment. Yet, the impressive volume and velocity of data marketers have access to is only as useful as what you do with it.

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suitecx Offers Industrial-Strength Customer Journey Maps and More

Customer Experience Matrix

Customer journey mapping is now the buzziest of buzz words. Every self-respecting marketing automation system offers something called a “customer journey map,” even if it’s exactly the same as last year’s campaign designer or does nothing more than connect functionless icons on a virtual whiteboard.

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.