2014

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results.

The Top 200 Content Marketing Brands And Influencers

Marketing Insider Group

One of the biggest questions buyers ask in their online journey from awareness, to consideration, to selection is “who is influential?” ” on the topic.

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Marie Hattar, CMO of Check Point: Connect, Combine and Simplify—3 Visions for Better Corporate Marketing [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

The increased transparency and access that recent years’ developments in online connectedness has brought, with it has also come increased vulnerability for corporations doing business online.

Infographic: 29 Tips to Improve B2B Email Campaign Performance

The Point

An email campaign that fails to perform up to expectations could be failing on any number of fronts. The list could be bad (in which case, no attempted “fix” of the email itself will make that much of a difference.) The offer could be uninspiring, or buried deep in the email, or both.

Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

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Social Media – Driving Competitive Advantage for B2B Marketers

Great B2B Marketing

eMarketing Strategy’s Ruth Stevens, one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of B2B marketing, posted the above graphic on LinkedIn. Based on our experience speaking with many B2B organizations, these results pass the smell test.

A Lack of Content Marketing Strategy Impedes Demand Generation

ANNUITAS

Once again 2014 will be a year that Content Marketing is front and center for a majority of B2B marketing departments. While the buzz about content marketing continues, it still seems to be quite a challenge for most marketers.

Marketing Automation 2014 Industry Overview: What the Surveys Tell Us

Customer Experience Matrix

The Interwebs have delivered an unusually rich trove of data about the marketing automation industry in the past few weeks.

Today we welcome LoopFuse into our family.

Salesfusion

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GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

Webbiquity

Looking at marketing surveys and studies from the past year, a few trends are clear, among them that buyers are firmly (and increasingly) in control of the purchase cycle. They prefer searching to being found, and will often be close to their final decision point before talking to a salesperson.

3 Ways Brands Can Succeed As Advertising And Technology Evolve

Marketing Insider Group

Well AdWeek is over. We found out that Jerry Seinfeld loves advertising. Or at least getting paid by advertisers. People are still talking about millennials. Even though many of those talking about it are millennials. Video and mobile platforms are growing in importance. Nothing really new there.

Kevin Akeroyd, GM of Oracle Marketing Cloud: 2 Über Trends in Corporate Marketing Every CMO Must Know [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

We all understand by now the importance of data to the corporate marketing organization. What has not been as clear is the best way for CMOs to manage and leverage this data.

10 Tips for a Successful Trade Show Follow-up Campaign

The Point

Research has long suggested that the majority of leads generated by trade shows never receive follow-up by company representatives. A 2010 study concluded that fewer than 70 percent of exhibitors have any formalized plan or process in place for how leads are followed up after the show.

2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.

What You Probably Didn’t Know About Editors

Paul Gillin

This morning I spent 45 minutes cutting an article by a technology marketer by one-third. When I finished, the piece was better than when I started. And that made me happy. I love editing, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.

5 Tips to Make Your Interview-Style Videos More Engaging

Vidyard

It seems like video interviews are everywhere these days.

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Where does Google+ fit into your B2B Marketing plans? [infographic]

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Have you made Google Plus a part of your marketing strategy yet? If not, you could be missing out on a great opportunity to grow your audience.

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B2B Marketing: Know the Trends, Pick the Right Strategy

Great B2B Marketing

What key tactics best fit our Marketing Strategy? What B2B marketing tactics are working now for others, and how well? Where should we emphasize or deemphasize our marketing focus?

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Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. But, connecting and building trust with buyers has never been harder. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. Empathy is not just a “soft” skill, it's an incredibly powerful tool to understand customer motivation and increase lead conversion.

Content Creation Fundamentals

ANNUITAS

People have an irrational fear of writing I think. To be fair, I have a degree in journalism, so writing is not usually a struggle for me, however, there are times that I find the idea of writing daunting and I get stuck. Why do people struggle creating content, even short blog posts?

Bottlenose Offers Real-Time Trend Intelligence For Social Media and Beyond

Customer Experience Matrix

I had an interesting briefing a few weeks ago from Bottlenose , which sells what it calls a real-time “trend intelligence” system. The general idea is almost boringly straightforward: monitor events as they occur and pick out new and interesting information.

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Salesfusion Customer Generates $1.5 million in Revenue from Marketing Automation

Salesfusion

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21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

Many (most?) marketers have a love-hate relationship with Facebook.

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.

20 Amazing Examples Of Brand Content Marketing Hubs

Marketing Insider Group

As a content marketer , I am always looking for brands creating content I wish I created , the best video content , and general business and marketing inspiration. But I’m also continuously asked for sites I think are doing an amazing job of executing a branded content experience.

Eric Porres, Rocket Fuel CMO: Learn From Your Marketing Programs Or Miss Out [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

Do opportunities lie within Big Data or is it all a bunch of hype? Eric Porres shares his expert insight on how you can use marketing technology to understand the big. The post Eric Porres, Rocket Fuel CMO: Learn From Your Marketing Programs Or Miss Out [Podcast] appeared first on.

Infographic: 17 Tips for Generating Leads from Social PPC Advertising

The Point

Looking to include social media advertising as part of your demand generation mix in the new year? Before you get started, check out this infographic (adapted from an earlier post ) for handy tips on how to make the most from advertising on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Stop Talking! I’m Trying to Listen!

Paul Gillin

Three years ago I routinely advised clients to spread their content around liberally through multiple channels as a way to reach the largest possible audience. I recommended setting up multiple Twitter accounts for different functions like customer service and marketing.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

If you are a marketer who needs to generate more high-quality leads that will turn into sales opportunities and revenue, register now for this special event that will show you how to get started and moving in a profitable direction.

Mute Represents Everything Wrong with Twitter Today

Digital B2B Marketing

Finally, you can mute on Twitter. Everything that’s wrong with Twitter has been fixed confirmed. If you don’t want to see what someone Tweets, unfollow them. If they are spamming with mentions, favorites or retweets, block them. If that isn’t enough, report them for spam. But mute?

CMOs Win When High-Value Customers Are Treated Personally Online

Buzz Marketing for Technology

50 Statistics About B2B Sales and Marketing (Mis)Alignment

Type A Communications

June 17, 2014. It’s hard to imagine a 2014 topic hotter than Jimmy Fallon right now. I mean, who would’ve imagined that lip syncing would have such a come back?

Why Process Transformation Fails

ANNUITAS

Recently I was presenting a Demand Generation Strategy that our team had developed for one of our B2B clients. As we walked through the Demand Process approach we needed to take, one attendee from our client made mention of past attempts to “do things differently” and the resulting failure.

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale.