2014

6 B2B Marketing Lessons From #Inbound14 and #FutureM

KoMarketing Associates

The collaboration of Inbound 2014 and FutureM brought together over 10,000 marketers and “tech geeks” from around the world. As you can imagine, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center was oozing creativity and eagerness to exchange knowledge.

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6 Ideas to Create More Relevant Lead Nurturing Emails

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet I’m writing this post while attending the ExactTarget Connections 2014 event. I’ve learned a lot from listening to the sessions and speakers here. As I listened to attendees and speakers, I frequently heard the same keywords, such as: Personalization. Segmentation. Customer focus.

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2014 B2B Marketing Trends That Work

ViewPoint

As a B2B company, it’s paramount that you stay on top of trends so you know which to adopt and which to nix. This is a standout year for B2B marketing.

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Are B2B agencies adapting quickly enough?

Savanta

Of the 70 agencies that feature in this year’s B2B Marketing Agency League, 10 show no or negative turnover growth. In past years this could be explained away by a recessionary environment. However, the UK economy is once again growing and this is feeding through to B2B marketing budgets.

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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 Content Operations Your Next Focus Area?

Avitage

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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.

14 Brilliant B2B Marketing Strategy Guides

Webbiquity

Much has been written about how the internet in general, and the explosion of content marketing in particular, has changed the nature of b2b marketing. In less than a generation, information has gone from being scarce to overabundant.

The 3 Social Media Networks That Are Best for B2B Marketing

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer. As a B2B marketer, are you overwhelmed by all the available social media networks? Don’t be. Focus on these three to get the most bang for your buck.

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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

What boiled cabbage can teach us about effective content marketing

BaseOne

When I was young, my mother would employ various tricks to make her children eat healthily. And funnily enough, I think we content marketers could learn from her experience

20+ Metrics for Measuring B2B SEO Performance

KoMarketing Associates

Last spring, I had the opportunity to instruct a course for MarketingProfs University’s Search Marketing School 2014.

Lead Nurturing: Why good call scripts are built on storytelling

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet In teleprospecting, it’s not just about what you “ask” prospects; it’s about when you ask them. This is where a lot of teleprospecting gets it wrong. Intuitively, fast, upfront and to the point seems like a sound approach and I’m a big fan of brevity.

Marketing Automation is Not Marketing Strategy

ViewPoint

We are republishing this blog by Ruth Stevens (originally run January 29, 2014) because she hits the nail on the head about marketing automation. In the opening paragraph she states: “Marketers sometimes see automation as a silver bullet. But it’s only a tool.

Lead Generation Checklist to Get Better Results Now

You spend time, energy, and money to generate demand and get leads. It's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure. This checklist gives you an easy way to focus on the most critical tasks to get better results now.

Finding the brand positioning sweet spot

Savanta

Managing a B2B brand isn’t easy. In a recent survey of 100 senior B2B marketers conducted for the B2B Leaders Forum by Circle Research , they named three major challenges: Resources: Brand building is a lower priority than activity which directly builds revenue in the short-term.

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5 Best Business Blog Goals for 2015- And 5 Steps to Get You There

Writing on the Web

What goals have you identified for your blog and website for 2015? Have you created a map to help you reach your goals? It’s true, I don’t believe in making new year’s resolutions.

21 Questions To Help You Define Your Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

This year, I have been talking a lot about how marketing has a marketing problem , how banner ads must die and how content marketing is an imperative for every single brand in today’s digital landscape.

Social PPC: 17 Tips for Successful Ads on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook

The Point

It seems only yesterday that “PPC advertising” was synonymous with Google AdWords. Google still dominates search advertising – at last count, it handles roughly two-thirds of all Web search queries , a market share that won’t be decreasing any time soon.

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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.

83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014

Webbiquity

“Big data” is one of the trendiest buzzwordy terms in marketing/technology/business today.

How Much Should You Be Spending On B2B Marketing?

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer When developing a B2B marketing budget, the smart money is on revenue goals and related lead generation rather than past budgets or competitors. One of the most emotional topics in the world of B2B marketing is budgets.

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.

How B2B made sense of Content Marketing for me

BaseOne

A blog by Richard Gordon on how B2B makes sense for him with content marketing

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

8 Key Changes In Google Search B2B Marketers Should Know

KoMarketing Associates

As detailed in an article on Search Engine Land this past month, a new Google eye tracking study outlines the evolution of Google search results from 2005 to today. The key takeaway?

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Best B2B Lead Posts in 2014: Lead generation, lead nurturing and content marketing

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet The holiday season is always a time of reflection for what we have and what we have accomplished over the past year. However, it is also a time to reflect on all we have learned that can help us improve the blank slate that is 2015.

Should You Gate Your Content? Answer These Questions To Find Out.

ViewPoint

Lead generation today relies heavily on creating quality content aimed at addressing prospects’ pain points and questions as they go through their buyer’s journey. Fantastic! Now that you, Ms. Marketer, have created all this wonderful content, an important question looms … should you gate it?

B2B social media – a two horse race?

Savanta

Social media is time consuming. The average B2B marketing department spends 17% of their time on it. And if you believe in the wisdom of crowds (or self-fulfilling prophecies) then the latest B2B Social Media Benchmark report reveals where you’re likely to get the best return on this effort.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.