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Four profound marketing megatrends for 2016 and beyond

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Yes folks the air is crisp, people are planning holiday parties and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for 2016 trend predictions!

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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.

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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.

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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The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

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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.

5 Reasons Snackable Content is (Still) Awesome

ScribbleLive

If you’ve ever heard the expression “big things come in small packages,” you already know a little something about snackable content.

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?

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.

Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales.

What are the most reliable content channels to connect with customers?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I recently had a chance to hear entrepreneur and author Joe Pulizzi speak about his wonderful new book Content Inc and my mind was buzzing over some of the interesting new ideas he presented. One of these topics was a discussion on the most reliable ways to deliver your content.

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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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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Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

Each year B2B organizations spend more than $5.2 billion on content creation.

Anatomy Of The Perfect Blog Post

B2B Marketing Insider

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

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.

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.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

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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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.

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.

From newbie to expert, here are the best social media tools for your business

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Kiki Schirr, {grow} Contributing Columinst. When people ask, “what are the best social media tools I should be using to be a better social media marketer?” ” I have difficulty answering.

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Flip My Funnel - Guide To B2B Account Based Marketing

As modern B2B marketers, we have been lucky enough to witness some of the most dramatic shifts in marketing strategies and technologies.

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 10 Capabilities CMOs Look for When it Comes to Creating a Modern Marketing Organization

Modern Marketing

A few weeks ago in London during Modern Marketing Experience Europe, we released some new research.

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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4 Stages of a Thought Leadership Maturity Model

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Here is a great piece on the maturity of a company’s Thought Leadership program by ITSMA. Last year I was asked by ITSMA to collaborate on this piece with them. They also tapped into companies like Deloitte, E&Y, IBM, Coginzant, SAP and more.

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Lead Generation Checklist

You spend a lot of time, energy, and money doing lead generation to capture leads but it's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure.

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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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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3 Steps to Improve Marketing and Sales Alignment

ANNUITAS

Whether you’re more like Ham or Smalls, chances are you’ve had a conversation with sales that included some miscommunication.

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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.

A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

Content Marketing is essential for anyone who wants continued success and growth.