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.

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

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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. That said, I’ve seen companies spend most of their budget getting people to raise their hands but not putting enough toward progression. Get out your walking shoes, and take a journey with your customers.

4 Most Important Traits of Modern Marketers

Oracle

Several years ago Eloqua coined the term “Modern Marketer.” ” The idea was to communicate that B2B marketers were operating in a new age that involved knowledge at warp speed, change in the buying process, a more informed and sophisticated buyer and a need to modernize marketing of the past. I could not agree more with this assessment and way of thinking.

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75% of World Trade Flows Through Indirect Channels - Are You Enabling the Right People?

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years – and ecosystems are the main reason why. With the vast majority of business conducted through indirect channels around the world and given structural changes in our economy (before and after COVID-19), new buying journeys, subscription/consumption models, marketplace growth, and emerging technologies, most firms are now considering partner enablement as the key ingredient to survival (and success). The future of partnership ecosystems will be focused on driving intra-firm value creation, network effects, and partner co-innovation – a huge opportunity for firms to grow the right partners and enable them effectively.

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. And when they tried to buy Salesforce for $55 billion in the spring, I was feeling pretty cocky for about a week — that would have been an A+ prediction — until that deal fell apart.

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Making ‘human-to-human’ marketing a reality

Savanta

January is the month for predictions. Flicking through the various forecasts of what 2015 holds for B2B, common themes emerge. Some trends are at the start of the adoption curve, e.g. programmatic advertising. Some are about taking a pretty well-established practice and doing it better, e.g. content. And others are about going back to basics, e.g. influencer marketing.

The Mum Community: Top 100 Influencers

Onalytica B2B

Mums are fast becoming a powerful economic force in the economy, and a very influential community. “Mumpreneurs” have apprently generated £7B in the UK and supported 204,000 jobs last year. Many of these mums are running small businesses on eBay but a lot also run blogging sites giving tips on being a mum and everything that comes with parenthood. MAPPING THE MUM COMMUNITY.

The Relationship Between Customer Engagement, Loyalty And Revenue

Influitive

Marketers know that finding ways to increase customer engagement is good for the bottom line. Customer engagement is highly correlated to customer loyalty ,” says Aimee Lucas , Customer Experience Transformist and VP at the Temkin Group , a customer experience research and consulting firm. That’s because loyal customers are more likely to buy again, and buy more than before. “We

10 Marketing Reports Everyone Working Online Should Read

RockContent

It’s no surprise that digital marketing is constantly evolving and adapting to the trends that appeal to our target audiences. Through testing different approaches, marketers can get a sense of what works best for their demographics. Because there is often a lot of content created off the heals of these trends, it can be difficult to get the full scope of what actually works.

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The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling

In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever for SaaS companies to build rock-solid financial models on which they can operate and make key business decisions. The teams at SaaSOptics and Burkland have teamed up to create a comprehensive guide to the most difficult aspect of financial modeling: revenue forecasting.

6 Steps To A More Successful B2B Sales Approach

The Forward Observer

Are you adjusting to the changing way B2B prospects are buying? They want to learn but not be pitched. They prefer a consultative approach. I’ve been going to sales training for over ten years. Occasionally, my friend the sales trainer shows movie clips or tells stories about sales people who are “doing it wrong.” One story he tells is about the car salesman who makes no effort to understand the buyer. The customer appears on the car lot and the salesman asks what they are looking for.

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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. For one recent purchase, I was disappointed to see that the actual flow between the link to review in email and the actual opportunity to review simply took me to the organization’s home page, requiring login.

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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. As more and more consumers download ad blockers on their computers and cell phones, opt-out of telemarketing lists, and cut their cable subscription cords, marketers will start to see the futility of spending so much of their budgets on ads no one wants.

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. Unfortunately, as little as 5 to 15% of all marketing inquiries (aka leads) turn out to be truly sales-ready opportunities.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The Verizon Email Update and the Future Impact to Deliverability

Oracle

Last week I received a notification from Verizon telling me that soon they would be deactivating accounts with no login in the last 180 days. That’s only 6 months of inactivity before they shut down addresses, which should bounce at that point. We’re continuously talking about list quality and how that has such a big impact on Deliverability, and how that funnels to your overall campaign success.

How Content Operations Can Create Marketing and Selling Breakthroughs

Avitage

Marketing and selling content operations isn’t sexy. But it could be one of the most important focus areas for marketing leaders. See Is Content Operations Your Next Focus Area? Almost every week I see fresh survey results that continue to reflect the long-standing challenges that B2B marketers face (Content Marketing Institute). More importantly, I speak with people in companies and hear the same issues.

Here’s An Industry Analysis Of The Most Effective B2B Marketing Channels

bizible

We recently published the 2015 State of Pipeline Marketing report and shared our findings on how pipeline marketers track and grow demand. It was a lot of data to share. The coverage was broad, so we are blogging a series of deep dives into our survey data to uncover industry and firmographic trends. For this post we focus on the marketing channels that have the greatest impact on revenue. And if you’re curious whether it varies by industry, you would be correct.

The month in #mrx

Savanta

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.

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

Telecoms: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

Onalytica B2B

Communications technology and the telecoms industry have evolved dramatically over the past 10 years, due to growth in the mobile phone industry and advancement in internet communications. The industry is complex and involves many different technologies which are constantly being improved and updated (3G to 4G for example). This puts a lot of pressure on companies to constantly be investing in the latest technology, and installing new infrastructure to deliver better coverage in rural areas.

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Redefining sales prospecting in an era where no one wants to talk to you

Sales Engine

If you’ve been prospecting for sales recently, you may have noticed some differences in our culture—most importantly the fact that disruptive marketing and sales is out. That means cold calls. That means deleting email pitches. The Internet is crushing a sales rep’s ability to get in front of prospects. So what is a sales rep to do? Companies still need to sell to generate more revenue, right?

Making the Case for Content Marketing: Research & Statistics

RockContent

As the digital landscape evolves, it can be hard to stay on top of the best ways to reach your target market. Whether you’re focused on a B2B or B2C audience, chances are you’re considering a shift toward content marketing. Display advertising is getting tougher, so many marketers are finding more fruitful ground through organic, social, email, and native advertising.

6 Things Your Website Still Must Have To Get Found Online

The Forward Observer

Despite Google''s updates that make on-page SEO less important for search engine rankings, there are a few things that remain vitally important. Have you noticed there are a shrinking number of search engine optimization (SEO) firms these days? Or that some traditional SEO agencies are diversifying into other services as quickly as possible? That’s because Google has dramatically changed the nature of SEO. First, some background. The practice of.

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How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.

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. WERE THERE ANY STATISTICS OR RESULTS THAT SURPRISED YOU? I was very encouraged by the level of success that marketers are having with video. For example, 25 percent are ‘very successful’ – that’s a really good number.

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Top 20 Content Marketing Blogs You Should Read Every Day

Marketing Insider Group

What are the top content marketing blogs you read every day? This is a question I get asked, just about every day. And while there is a long list of blogs and media sites I browse , a bunch of great B2B Marketing blog sites , and many, many more sites I could mention, this is my go-to list of top content marketing blogs I read every day.

Content Marketing Tips for Lead Nurturing

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet I was asked by a reader to provide some examples of what lead nurturing touches may look like. Lead nurturing is something that’s fairly easy to understand, but for many, it’s become a frustrating thing consistently execute for two reasons: Lack of content. No plan for consistency. I’ve found that many marketers get stuck on not having enough good and effective lead nurturing content. My advice is to start accumulating and building your lead nurturing library now.

The Disruptive Forces Reshaping the Marketing Industry

Oracle

Since marketing was first invented, an argument's been raging about whether it's an art or a science. Regardless of which side you're on, there's no argument that the rules of the game are shifting. Disruption is changing every facet of modern business, and marketing is no exception. The rise of the internet and mobile devices is altering the way brands interact with customers and how those customers make purchasing decisions.

SaaSOptics SaaS Metrics Template

Download this template that includes calculations, formulas, definitions and a customizable dashboard. The template includes subscription momentum metrics (ARR, customer count, avg. ARR), churn and retention metrics, and customer lifetime value metrics.