2020

How Coronavirus Has Changed Email Behavior

Oracle

The coronavirus has disrupted most people’s lives, changing how they work, socialize, eat, and educate their children. It has also changed email behavior in profound and sometimes surprising ways. Let’s look at some of the changes in email behavior that we’ve seen in our Oracle CX Marketing data and how marketers can adjust their email programs : Open times have shifted. Because people are at home more than they previously were, their normal daily rhythms have changed.

How to Use Instagram Stories for B2B Lead Generation 

KoMarketing Associates

Ah, Instagram. The place your company posts…. Photos of your company’s events and community service events. Inspiring quotes laid out in a visually compelling way. Visually-appealing excerpts from any pieces of content you’ve published lately. Hip photos of your company’s employees focusing on their work or collaborating with peers. And the occasional dog photo. Instagram can be a useful platform for a B2B company.

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10 Top AI-Based Tools for Marketing and Sales

Webbiquity

There’s a lot of excitement and new technology developing around artificial intelligence (AI) and marketing. There is also a bit of nervousness and some dangerous myths. Here’s what you need to know, along with several tools that can help you enhance your marketing efforts with AI today.

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7 Reasons To Update Your Buyer Insights And Buyer Personas

Tony Zambito

We have all encountered an experience where we happenstance upon a picture. Seeing an old picture in a new light. Perhaps it is a picture of your children. Or a photo of a relative in their later years and no longer with us.

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 Key Stats That Point to the Future of Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

I just read that in the year 2100, Nigeria will be the 2nd most populous country. And that by 2100, populations will plunge a lot across what we call the “developed world” (hate that term – it’s so condescending isn’t it?).

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Top SEO Trends to Boost Your Online Visibility and Generate More Leads

UpCity

Stay up to speed with current trends in SEO to help you increase your visibility, build greater credibility, and drive more online conversions

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100 Email Marketing Statistics: Ready Reference to Why Email is the King

SendX

Statistics that help you make the best-informed decision on why to go for email marketing The Case for Email Marketing As marketers, we often have to make complex choices, and are always faced with the challenge of backing our decisions with tonnes of research, facts and figures. Email marketing continues to be the dominant type of marketing, in spite of the rise of social media marketing.

How to Plan Your Marketing Budget for 2021

RockContent

Is your marketing department ready for 2021? The development and execution of successful campaigns depend, among other things, on the planning of a solid marketing budget.

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Resilience: The New 2020 Marketing Theme?

Hive9

The year 2020 has demonstrated why clear visibility into plans more than just once a year, half or even quarter is essential for marketing leaders. If you can’t see what’s happening in the first place, you’re not going to be able to adjust accordingly for sudden market changes.

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.

How to Create A Content Strategy

Benchmark Email

A content strategy is valuable. It helps you map out your plans and the type of content you're creating. Here's how to put one together

Embrace the Zero When You Don’t Have the Data

Measure Up Marketing

We hear a number of reasons for why performance target-setting efforts grind to halt. Among the most frequent is the lack of data or lack of confidence in the data. While it is always better to have data or better data, our suggestion is to embrace the zero!

How to Map Content Marketing to Revenue, in 3 Steps

Contently

When I was making the transition from journalism to marketing, my first big epiphany came from a caveman cartoon. The cartoon was in Moz co-founder Rand Fishkin’s Slideshare on Why Content Marketing Fails , which has over 6 million views and does a fantastic job illustrating why many companies struggle with content marketing ROI: Some marketers expect content revenue to have a linear path.

PR and Marketing: How to Communicate During COVID-19

B2B PR Sense

There is no denying that these are stressful times -- COVID-19 is changing the face of many businesses. But how should this affect your PR and marketing strategies ? That's the all-important question at the moment for many brands. A recent study from Kantar gives some insight into how consumers expect businesses to act during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the study, 75% of respondents felt that companies should not exploit the health crisis to promote their brand.

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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!

Is It Time to Reconsider and Reprioritize Your Marketing Metrics in the Time of Coronavirus?

Tomorrow People

A closer look at what marketing tactics seem to be working – and what to watch out for.

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The Hidden Costs of Using the Wrong A/B Testing Tool

Convert

Using the wrong A/B testing tool can cost you money and time. Here’s why you can’t reduce churn, increase revenue, improve user experience with the wrong testing tool

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When Should I Stop Nurturing a Lead?

The Point

A client asks: “I know the answer is probably “it depends” but curious if you think there’s a best practice for how many follow-up nurture emails to send TOFU content syndication leads before you stop due to non-engagement?”.

Bend but Don’t Break: Creating Resilient Teams for Uncertain Times

Full Circle Insights

It’s important now, more than ever, to make sure you are creating resilient teams within your organization. Here are a few tips to make sure your marketing team thrives during this time

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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.

Key Brainstorming Techniques to Unlock Your B2B Marketing Creativity

Launch Marketing

Brainstorming is a critical part of any creative process, whether you are writing copy or creating your next big product. Once defined as simply a collaboration of ideas, the term has since transformed into any visionary or inventive planning done independently and in groups.

How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Lead Generation

Marketing Insider Group

When it comes to lead generation, most marketers prefer to be doers , meaning that they enjoy coming up with ideas and then executing them.

LinkedIn for Business: 4 Ways B2B Marketers Can Reach Their Target Audience

KoMarketing Associates

I recently wrote about 5 ways B2B marketers can optimize their LinkedIn advertising, including tips around ad copy, creative, targeting, and utilizing specific types of campaigns.

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A/B testing: how to optimize your conversions and generate more results

RockContent

Whenever we discuss the benefits of Digital Marketing , we constantly reiterate that your strategy’s approach is particularly crucial to achieving genuine results.

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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.

10 Crucial Email Marketing Mistakes (With Tips to Avoid Them)

SendX

“Email marketing is dead!” That’s what some marketers would say. The pace of technology’s innovation as well as the number of resources that are available to marketers today is extraordinary.

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Manufacturing Marketing in the Age of Industry 4.0

Industrial Marketing Today

As I was researching the topic of manufacturing marketing for industry 4.0, I found a ton of online articles when I did a Google search for “marketing for Industry 4.0.” My search yielded 192,000,000 results. Read more The post, %Manufacturing Marketing in the Age of Industry 4.0%

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The Perfect Elevator Pitch Formula You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

You step into a conversation at a networking event and someone asks that ominous question, "So what do you do?" Anyone who has ever had a business or personal brand knows this question all too well. How do you answer? This is where a good elevator pitch can make all the difference.

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10 Expert Tips for Marketing During a Crisis

Oracle

A crisis can turn things upside down for everyone. It can put many people and businesses into tough spots where they have to prioritize and concentrate on what’s really important and what will help them pull through a period of anxiety and uncertainty. During such a time, marketers can keep marketing, but effective messaging tries to be human, helpful, and mindful.

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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.