2015

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.

Digital Marketing for Manufacturers: Making a Business Case

Industrial Marketing Today

Imagine this all too common scenario if you are a manufacturer, distributor or an engineering company. Sales are slow; you need to do something right now to make the phones ring.

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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?

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica whitepaper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

4 Steps to Lead Nurturing: Walking the buying path with your customers

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Lead generation can take you on a long hike. The one thing I can guarantee you about the journey is that more is not better if you don’t know how to nurture. The goal of lead nurturing is to help progress leads from initial interest toward purchase intent. It’s about progression.

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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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Is Twitter the Next Big Player in Big Data Marketing?

Reachforce

All the buzz around social media madness to this point has surrounded the immense revenue potential for advertising. Basically, that’s what drove the worth of Facebook to $200 billion and Twitter’s estimated value to $17 billion.

PowerOpinions: Making Lead Scoring a Success Part 2 [Expert Advice]

ViewPoint

We recently asked top industry experts the following question: As we enter the second half of 2015, have companies made the adjustments necessary to utilize lead scoring or is the status quo killing results? Why did we ask?

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.

The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

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.

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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Effective B2B Marketing Leaders Do This

Marketing Insider Group

Technology plays a critical role in the success of today’s marketers. Marketers use technology to help us make smarter decisions, execute more effective campaigns, and drive more revenue. But with so many new technologies rising up every day, how does a marketer decide which tools, channels, and metrics to focus on to improve marketing performance […]. The post Effective B2B Marketing Leaders Do This appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Demand Generation

Email Marketing for Manufacturers and Industrial Companies

Industrial Marketing Today

Email marketing often gets a bad rap because most people are fed up with the deluge of promotional emails they receive every day. That is the same reaction I got from a client who is an industrial distributor when I spoke to him about email marketing.

How to Level Up Your Marketing Strategy with Video

Building brand awareness and acquiring customers is never easy, but how can you improve your marketing strategy with limited resources? Vidyard has you covered with their 3-in-1 guide on how to use video across your marketing efforts without breaking the bank.

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.

Lead Generation That Converts Leads into Sales Opportunities

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Ask most executives and marketers what salespeople need to sell in this economy, and they will say one thing: more leads. That’s why many marketing and lead generation programs tend to focus on quantity.

Business volunteering – people or profits?

The B2B Research Blog

Last year we started a volunteering programme here at Circle. We’d always supported various charities through donations or fundraising, but felt that perhaps our time might be just as valuable.

What Is Pull Marketing and How Does It Add Brand Value? (with Gilad de Vries, SVP Strategy at Outbrain)

Crimson Marketing

Today’s buyers are able to respond to marketing with two choices they never had in the past: They can ignore, skip or block ads through ad-blocking software or tools like Tivo, and they can also talk back to brands through social media.

6 Steps to Building Predictable Lead Flow and Revenue

Achieving predictable lead flow and revenue depends on monitoring sales history and developing a robust, flexible lead development process. Download this eBook for 6 clear steps you can take to build that process today.

Is Content Marketing Still Effective for Online Lead Generation?

Reachforce

For the past few years, the buzzword in online lead generation was content marketing. Marketers have blogged about, wrote articles about, developed whitepapers on, and created videos on how to use optimized content to create an inbound marketing engine.

The Skinny on Lead Nurturing - 11 Experts Weigh In (part 1 of 2)

ViewPoint

This year I've been talking a lot about Nurturing. It's a critical component in the sales and marketing process; yet, most companies aren't implementing it effectively—that is, if they are at all.

Empathy and Marketing: How to Turn Your B2B Prospects Into People

Webbiquity

Guest post by Brooke Cade. Social media has changed the way we interact with each other. Not only on a personal level, but also of course in business.

INFOGRAPHIC: Marketers vs. Creatives

ScribbleLive

Great marketing requires a lot more than great ideas. The best strategy in the world won’t amount to much if marketers aren’t able to bring their concepts to life. Enter the creative team.

Lead Generation Companies: How to Pick a Right One

Have you ever had a bad experience using a lead generation company? If the answer is yes, you are certainly not alone; fortunately, MarketJoy has put together 4 simple questions that you can use to judge your next potential lead gen partner.

Marketers Continue to See Benefits In Video Content Marketing [Interview]

KoMarketing Associates

The “ Video Marketing Strategy ” report released by Ascend2 showed that marketers are beginning to see an increase in the effectiveness in video content. To learn more about the report and its results, we spoke to Todd Lebo , Chief Marketing Officer of Ascend2.

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The 15 Best Content Marketing Videos Of 2015

Marketing Insider Group

We’ve got news for you, content marketers: video isn’t going anywhere. By 2016, Cisco predicts that online video traffic will account for 55% of total consumer traffic on the internet.

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Lead Generation for Industrial Companies is a Process not a Campaign

Industrial Marketing Today

I hear too many manufacturers and industrial companies talking about creating campaigns because they want to pump up their lead generation. That mode of thinking is outdated and simply doesn’t work today where you are dealing with mostly invisible and self-directed industrial buyers.

Marketing Technology of the Future: Beyond the Customer Data Platform

Customer Experience Matrix

The last three minutes of my MarTech Conference presentation are driving me crazy. The preceding portions cover the current state of Customer Data Platforms. I have no trouble talking about that.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

15 Tips to Generate More Leads in 2015 (Part 1, featuring tips 1-5)

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet It’s a new year, and you’re likely kicking off marketing and lead generation programs to drive more new leads for 2015. Most new leads go nowhere.

The month in #mrx

The B2B Research Blog

Every four weeks we here at @circle_research find the most popular Tweets about market research (#mrx in Twitter talk) and take a look at what’s hot. What do surveys and Bollywood have in common? This month saw an unusual collision of two worlds.

Jackie Yeaney, Red Hat’s EVP Strategy & Marketing: Mad Men No More— How Marketing Has Changed

Crimson Marketing

Marketing tactics have evolved from a creativity-driven, “push” approach to a customer-driven “pull” paradigm. Buyers are not just passively consuming marketing messages—they are commenting, creating their own blogs and responding in ways that marketers cannot control.