2017

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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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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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

Strategic ROI vs Attribution: CMOs Must Know the Difference

Modern Marketing

For CMOs, and all marketers tasked with driving revenue, the constantly-looming question we try to answer is, “where should I spend my next marketing dollar to drive the most impact?” ” An entire job function has been built to answer this question, Marketing Operations, and an entirely new marketing discipline has emerged because of it, Marketing Performance Management.

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.

The power of a ‘real-time’ content marketing strategy

Tomorrow People

B2B brands need to own the moment and harness real-time content marketing to be different. The future is here and it’s is real-time. Find out how to harness its power. Real-time is the next frontier in the advancing journey of a content marketing strategy. It’s a logical step when you consider our fast-moving, mobile-first world, and the instantaneous nature of news, entertainment and communication. And it’s not just B2C brands who are embracing real-time content marketing either.

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How to do lead management that improves conversion

B2B Lead Generation

In this post, I’m going to focus on how to do lead management that increases sales conversion. Here’s why: First, B2B lead conversion to actual revenue conversion is low. You may be wondering: how low? According to Forrester, top performers convert 1.54% of leads to revenue. And average performers turn less than 0.75% of leads into closed deals. Source: Forrester US and Europe B2B Marketing Tactics and Benchmarks Online Survey.

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. Now new people-first Digital Boundaries could disrupt advertising and make this a more successful world that includes everyone.

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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? How are they creating their plans and measuring success? The trend is clear: more marketers are using down-funnel metrics, like sales opportunities, pipeline, and revenue as their focal point.

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The Truth about Cold Email

DiscoverOrg

What is spam? What is a cold email? And when is my email against the law? I have gathered from speaking with our sales team here at DiscoverOrg that there is a lot of confusion surrounding these questions. Many people seem to carry the misconception that any cold, or unsolicited, email is spam and that spam is illegal.

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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!

5 Advocate Marketing Success Stories All B2B Brands Can Copy

Influitive

Every year, we recognize some of the most engaging marketing campaigns through The Best Advocate Marketing Awards. Also known as The BAMMIES, these awards shine a spotlight on B2B companies who are using the enthusiasm of their customers, partners and fans to fuel business growth. Honors are awarded in 10 key categories that recognize creative excellence, innovation.

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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

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. As indicated in the recent “ 2016 State of Pipeline Marketing ” report from Bizible , Heinz Marketing , Radius , ReachForce , and Uberflip , SEO ranked 4th amongst tactics used to acquire new customers.

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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

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.

Dear marketers: An open letter about the other side

Modern Marketing

Marketers, suppose for a moment that you’re not who you are. Suppose instead that you’re a Customer Success Manager (CSM). Suppose you have to think of the customer differently, from a different perspective than the one you normally have. You have to think of them as someone who already knows your company (albeit, to a limited extent) so you don’t have to educate them on that point.

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

8 Marketing Tactics That Will Boost Your B2B Strategy

B2B PR Sense

How is your B2B strategy performing? Is it getting you the results you want? As any good coach will attest, you have to continually grow your team’s strengths to keep up with the competition. The same is true with marketing. As modern marketing expands and audiences change, new strategies emerge. If you want to stay on top of your game, you need to regularly add new methods to your playbook.

Stuck on words: how can marketing connect with customers better?

B2B Lead Generation

How can marketers better connect with people we hope will become our customers? Over the past year, I’ve been researching why there’s such a disconnect between marketing and customers so I can understand how to bridge that gap. Because right now, the trust gap between marketers and customers has never been wider. For example, this recent Gallup Poll shows that confidence in the honesty and ethics of marketers and sellers isn’t much higher than Members of Congress.

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How You Can Triple Your Results With a More Personalized, Empathetic Approach

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO and Founder of markempa

Marketing and sales feel pretty tricky right now. What worked before now feels out of touch, but have you made plans for how you'll continue to move forward? You've likely tried everything: expert recommendations, best practices, the latest tools, and automation. But your results are falling short. Here's the thing: All the automation tools, best practices, data analytics won't help get better results now until you master empathizing with your customers. In this webinar, you'll learn how to go beyond rational-logic based sales/marketing and adjust your sales enablement strategy to better understand how buyers feel so that you can connect and help them on their journey.

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?) I try to help them think through what their options are (like any good consultant) but at a certain point, I have to talk to them a bit more forcefully.

10 Tips for Increasing Your Influence

Onalytica B2B

Most content on our own site and across the industry has a strong focus on influencer marketing from the brands’ perspective: why B2B brands should do influencer marketing or how B2B brands can implement a successful influencer campaign – to name a couple.

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A New Generation of Marketing Metrics & the ROI of Better Data

DiscoverOrg

Revenue growth is only possible with a solid understanding of our prospects – and no one knows that better than B2B marketers. When it comes measuring the health of our prospect data, we’re used to showing raw growth in the number of contacts and accounts, or a coverage percentage for target accounts or personas. And we’ve historically used these types of metrics to justify budget requests for investing in more data purchases.

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Five Brand Building Tips for B2B Businesses

Webbiquity

Guest post by Sreeram Sreenivasan. Building a great brand is the holy grail of marketing. It enables your business to occupy a sizeable amount of public mindspace and consistently drive more customers. A memorable brand is self-propelling and can grow a business to dizzying heights. Consider the brand value of companies like Apple, Whole Foods, and BMW. Image credit: Nick Youngson. Many marketers believe that brand building is only for B2C companies like Nike, Coke, and Facebook.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

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

Our Favorite Articles & Blog Posts of 2017

KoMarketing Associates

Keeping on top of changes and trends in our industry is one of the most important tasks we can do for our clients and professional selves. Luckily for us, we work in an industry where there is lots of great content and smart people creating it. Much like our Secret Santa gift exchange, this list of our favorite articles and blog posts from past year has become an annual end-of-year tradition.

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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

How Can Brands Deliver Robust Customer Experiences?

Modern Marketing

According to a study by Walker , customer experience will be the key differentiator for consumers by the year 2020. Currently, price and product are the key drivers for the decision-making process. The speed of change is rapid and companies will learn to adapt quickly or fail based on the inability to effectively compete. Long gone are the days of profiting despite touchpoints being misaligned with the core essence of the brand.

Why Start With Marketing & Sales Alignment

Speaker: Molly Rigatti, Marketing Strategist at SmartBug Media

Before you plan your next sales kickoff or bottom of the funnel marketing campaign or any effort where sales and marketing are both on the hook for performance, you need to check in on your teams. Sales and marketing both oversee a very important part of the pipeline and revenue process for your organization. But that doesn’t mean they should function in silos. When building up your sales enablement program, think about the three “P”s—practicality, productivity, and profit—when defining responsibilities and facilitating communication between your teams.