2017

How to save your content marketing strategy from self-destruction

Tomorrow People

Brands are jumping on content marketing as a cash cow — but the yield will be poor unless you can stand out from the herd. Don’t kill your content marketing with mediocrity. Here’s how to differentiate and kill the competition. Guess what?

27 Amazing Facts about B2B Content Marketing

Act-On

Check out these 27 amazing facts about content marketing and how they impact your marketing and your B2B business this year. Content Marketing

What Are Experts Prioritizing in 2018 B2B Marketing Budgets?

KoMarketing Associates

As we wrap up 2017, it’s time to think about top priorities for the new year. Instead of planning for 2018 when you’re already starting it in January, the most prepared B2B marketers already have priorities identified and plans for execution come January 1. We reached out to B2B marketers across different industries and asked them the following question: What are B2B marketers prioritizing in their 2018 budget?

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Chairs are Dead—and Other B2B Marketing Hogwash

ViewPoint

In 2015, I wrote this blog for Sales & Marketing Magazine: Dead is Dead (in Sales & Marketing). It seemed like, suddenly, a lot of things were dying: cold calling was dead; telephone prospecting was dead; outbound marketing was dead … many said that even marketing was dead. Maybe I was just sensitive. I mean, I grew up at a time when Paul McCartney was supposedly dead (he, thankfully, lives on). Poetry was dead. The theater was dead.

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.

The Top B2B Marketing Trends for 2018 – A Meta-Analysis

Webbiquity

Yet another post about 2018 B2B marketing trends? Yes, but wait—this one is different. Promise. Most “top trends” posts either tell what the blogger thinks (good), or curate the opinions of multiple experts (better).

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The Ultimate Guide to Digital Marketing Tools that Won’t Cost a Cent

Marketing Insider Group

From professionally produced marketing videos to influencer campaigns and automation software, staying within your digital marketing budget while still driving growth is easier said than done. While some pieces of your marketing strategy aren’t exactly cost flexible, there are plenty of helpful free resources that digital marketers and small business owners can use to craft, launch, and […].

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How customer-hero stories help you connect better

B2B Lead Generation

Do you focus on capturing product stories or customer-hero stories? The answer can make a huge difference in your sales and marketing results. Let me explain.

An Inside Look Premiere: A True Story of Executing Account-Based Everything

DiscoverOrg

Account-based marketing (ABM) is a hot topic of conversation, and momentum is building to expand this person-first approach from Marketing to Sales and beyond, breaking down department barriers with shared goals: Enter account-based everything (ABE).

New Buyer Insights Needed To Unlock Growth In An Era Of B2B Digital Transformation

Tony Zambito

Illustration entitled Insight by Yu Luck. The digitization of the global business economy has been taking place at an unprecedented rate. Consider this. Approximately forty years ago, 83% of the market value of the S&P 500 were tied to tangible assets – physical products.

Switch the user interface to accelerate growth and leadership

Biznology

Lesson for leaders. Advertising looks like an unstoppable force as it drives Google ’s and Facebook ’s dominance, earning them one-fifth of global ad revenues. But advertising has become increasingly disliked as it has been turned into a weaponized platform that tracks and targets every person.

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7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

Disappointed with your content marketing? Discover the challenges keeping B2B marketers from achieving differentiation and how to fix them.

Tomorrow People

How does differentiation apply to content marketing and what’s stopping you getting attention in a crowded B2B landscape? Well, quite a lot… Read on and find out what’s holding most marketers back and what they can do about it. b2b promotional campaigns

4 Marketing Attribution Trends For 2018

bizible

If you haven’t listened yet, Analytics Today is a marketing podcast focused on technology, big data, and digital marketing. It's hosted by Jeremy Roberts , Senior Director of Marketing at Claimatic, and Sameer Khan , Director of Marketing Operations & Analytics at Alert Logic.

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4 Actionable Insights from Google Search Console Search Analytics Reports

KoMarketing Associates

SEO remains a critical channel for B2B marketers as they shift their focus on a new year’s worth of goals and objectives.

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6 Things Good Lead Generation Vendors Do Right (That You May Be Doing Wrong)

ViewPoint

There’s plenty of mediocrity in lead generation—both in-house and outsourced. However, there are a lot of things good insourced operations and lead generation companies do well. While lead generation (or teleprospecting) is not rocket science, there are a lot of moving parts in a well-run lead generation machine. Failure to execute and coordinate all of the moving parts leads to poor results.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

3 Reasons Why AI Won’t Steal Your Marketing Job

Act-On

Don’t fear – artificial intelligence isn’t going to steal your marketing job ― develop your skills and learn to stay flexible and AI might even help! Adaptive Marketing AI B2B Marketing Content Marketing Digital Marketing Inbound Marketing

12 Habits of Wildly Successful B2B Content Marketers

Marketing Insider Group

Wouldn’t it be helpful if you knew what habits the best content marketers have in common? If you knew what tricks and practices were working for them, imagine how much you could improve your own content marketing strategy. A new report released by the Content Marketing Institute has put together the goals, priorities and the […]. The post 12 Habits of Wildly Successful B2B Content Marketers appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

10 Powerful B2B Marketing Influencers You Need to Follow

B2B PR Sense

B2B marketing is a rich, diverse, and sometimes complex field. The growth of technology and social media add a new layer to this field. Sometimes it even feels like a struggle to keep up. That’s where influencers can make a huge difference.

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Content Marketing to Engineers is Tough. And Getting Tougher

Industrial Marketing Today

Every industrial marketer should sit up and take notice of some of the preliminary findings from a recent survey called the Engineering Marketers 2017 Survey conducted by ENGINEERING.COM.

Best Practices for Selling to Government Agencies

The US government spends over $235 billion on goods and services each year. Because of this, selling your product or service to a government agency can be a great way to increase profits. A government buyer also offers consistency, at least for the duration of your contract. However, there are key differences between selling to a customer or business and selling to the government. MarketJoy VP of Customer Success, Curtis Bendt, has used his vast experience in sales industry to craft a list of best practices for selling to government agencies to give you a more specific idea of what the process involves. MarketJoy also provides you with several tips on how to increase your chances of success.

[VIDEO] How to Get 30% Response Rates with Prospecting Emails

DiscoverOrg

Whether you’re in sales or marketing , you’ve probably spent a lot of time thinking about your email messaging.

New Approaches To Understand Customers Needed In A Digital Transformation World

Tony Zambito

Illustration by Nikita Kozin. In numerous surveys of CEOs in the past few years, predictably, you will find growth strategies as one of the top priorities going into any new year.

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity

Although content marking is now a nearly universal practice—with 93% of B2B marketers using content marketing— half of all marketers still rank “producing enough content” as one of their top five challenges. Fortunately, content marketers don’t have to do it all themselves.

10 tech trends that'll shake up your content marketing strategy in 2018

Tomorrow People

From virtual reality, mobile-only, and the march of artificial intelligence (AI), get ready for the new revolution in tech-inspired (and defined!) content marketing. The advance of content marketing continues apace.

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Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based Discounting for the B2B Industry

Competition has increased to new levels of intensity and organizations have begun to look for new ways to acquire customers. Discounted pricing is a strategic tool, which when used correctly can drive a variety of business goals, from marketing through to sales strategy

2017 State of Pipeline Marketing Report: New Data On How B2B Marketers Drive Growth

bizible

Down-funnel metrics are more important than ever before. In the third annual State of Pipeline Marketing Report, we surveyed about 350 B2B and B2C marketers with sales teams to learn how they drive growth at their organizations. What are they prioritizing?

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6 B2B Online Marketing Predictions for 2017

KoMarketing Associates

This year, there are so many great things to look forward to when it comes to what’s next in B2B online marketing.

Cadence—Multi-touch, Multi-media, Multi-cycle Marketing Multiplies Results

ViewPoint

For one client, it takes 9.82 touches to engage with a prospect. The result of these touches is what we call a disposition: PointClear's term for completing contact with a decision maker or company (some programs lend themselves to dispositioning by contact and some by company). This approach yields a 5% lead rate. Our leads are equivalent to what SiriusDecisions calls a Level 4 or 5 lead—well-qualified leads. We invest about 10,000 touches to generate 50 leads.

Customer Lifecycle Optimization: Why It Matters And How To Improve It

Act-On

Customer lifecycle optimization is thinking of your sales funnel as a whole, not just disparate parts. Target the weakest parts to deliver outsized results. Advocacy & Loyalty Customer Marketing customer lifecycle customer lifecycle optimization customer marketing

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

7 Simple Ways to Make Your Marketing More Agile

Marketing Insider Group

It’s very easy to get caught up in the specific processes involved in making marketing Agile. Creating a backlog, conducting retrospectives, and striving for cross-functional teams are all worthy goals, and each of these should be on your Agile marketing roadmap. But the truth is, there are things you can begin doing today that will […]. The post 7 Simple Ways to Make Your Marketing More Agile appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

5 Ways You May Be Damaging Your Candidate Experience

B2B PR Sense

As a hiring professional, you have a lot of responsibilities, and fostering a better candidate experience is one of them. Your job is to find the best fitting, most suitable candidate, but you are not completely sure that the candidate for the job you really want also wants you.

Digital marketing requires millennial marketers

Biznology

I have been talking to more and more clients lately who are up in arms about these entitled millennials that are so hard to work with. Yeah, the complainers are baby boomers like me, or maybe Gen Xers. How did you know?)

Technology is Not a Substitute for Good Industrial Content

Industrial Marketing Today

Some of the people I talk to about industrial content marketing seem to be hung up on adding more technology to solve their lead generation problems. The thinking behind it is that technology will cover up the many holes in their strategy, content and help speed up the process.

The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.