2021

10 Uncomfortable ABM Realities

Howard J. Sewell

ABM may be revolutionizing B2B marketing but it won't solve every challenge. Learn the ABM realities marketers face when planning their first initiative

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7 Ultimate Company Newsletter Ideas To Engage Employees

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The Industrial Buyer’s Journey—What Manufacturing Marketers Need to Know

Industrial Marketing Today

The Industrial buyer’s journey can be complex and typically involves a committee of decision-makers. Sometimes the sales cycles may be as long as 12 to 18 months, for example, custom-engineered systems. Of course, not all industrial sales take that long.

One in Six Companies Plans on Investing in IT Security Initiatives

Zoominfo

The effects of the pandemic wield lingering influence on 2021 budgets. To better understand what companies are spending money on, ZoomInfo surveyed over 400 CEOs, IT professionals, and marketers to understand patterns of near-term investment and cost cutting.

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The Next Level of Sales Enablement: Sales Content Management

Speaker: Deniz Olcay, Senior Director of Product Marketing, and Jake Miller, Senior Product Marketing Manager

In this value-packed webinar, Deniz Olcay and Jake Miller will unravel and debunk the top three SCM myths and explain how to get the most from your SCM solution.

9 Tips for a More Effective Email Newsletter

Howard J. Sewell

The humble email newsletter is still a key marketing channel for many B2B companies. Discover 9 tips for newsletter success

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How To To Enable Your Marketers And Sellers To Truly Understand Target Buyer Personas

Tony Zambito

Marketing and Sales Leaders Must Build Capabilities To Understand New Target Buyer Personas. The roles of marketing and sales professionals have changed quite a bit in the last decade. They are about to undergo even further change and transformation in this decade and beyond.

8 Surprising B2B Use Cases for Chatbots

The Point

If you ask most B2B marketers how they use chat platforms like Drift , the immediate answer would most likely be: converting Web visitors. And indeed, increasing Web engagement and Web conversion rates is still a primary use case for chatbots in a B2B context.

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Why A Buyer Persona Sales System Is Needed In A New Era Of B2B

Tony Zambito

Sales Leaders Will Need To Implement A Buyer Persona Driven Sales System To Adapt To New Buyer Behaviors And Preferences. The past year of 2020 into 2021 will be looked at as one of the more transformative years to hit B2B sales in many a decade.

10 Tough Questions to Evaluate Your Target Account List

The Point

In a far-gone era, when demand generation was “direct marketing,” it was often said that for any campaign to be successful, the list was paramount. Do everything else right (message, offer, creative, etc.), the experts told us, and, if you’re sending to the wrong people, it’s all for nought.

7 Trends in ESG: What PR Pros Need to Know in 2023

What does the evolution of ESG programs mean for communicators? As it turns out - a lot. New challenges are coming into focus, driven by the increasing attention to corporate sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs, and the evolving state of ESG reporting regulations. This new ebook from 3BL Media explores seven trends in detail and unpacks what they mean for communicators. Access your copy for free today.

How to Build and Scale Your Sales Machine

RockContent

Years ago, a company’s salesforce was exactly what the name implies: many people actively reaching out to potential customers and offering products and services. Yes, this is still a viable and necessary effort, but the internet is leveling the playing field, and the competition is rising.

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How Technology Places CMOs at Risk of Losing Their Strategic Role

Vision Edge Marketing

If you had a chance to read the recent Korn Ferry article The CMO is Forever Changed , perhaps the statement “linking marketing activities and business results hasn’t always been the strong suit of CMOs” rang familiar. It did for me.

6 Digital Marketing Strategies To Set Your Small Business Up For Success

SendX

Until a decade ago, big used to matter. Homes. Businesses. The world had a natural affiliation towards everything bigger. Even bigger enterprises were considered to being worthy of calling legitimate businesses. A bigger enterprise meant value was created at scale.

Marketing Ops Needs More Support—How Can You Help?

Hive9

HubSpot and the MO Pros Community recently released a report covering the state of marketing operations professionals, bringing to light some key themes on current pain points and challenges.

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6 Steps to Optimize Your Media Buys

When making media decisions, marketers need to get — and show — results for everything they do. See the 6 steps you can take right now to start optimizing media planning and pacing with a data-driven approach. Get the guide now!

Enterprise CRM’s Future is in Company Growth

Zoominfo

Enterprise customer relationship management (CRM) systems aren’t just an upselling gimmick from your standard CRM. Larger (enterprise) companies have different digital asset requirements compared to smaller companies, including their CRM.

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How To Make Marketing An Invaluable Function

Marketing Craftmanship

In its landmark 2018 Pulse Survey of 220 Chief Marketing Officers, the executive recruiting firm Korn Ferry reported that, although financial results were the most important factor in their performance-based compensation, “52% of CMOs say they cannot make a direct and obvious correlation between marketing efforts and company performance.”

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Using CAD and BIM Files in Manufacturing Content Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

CAD and BIM files are not the first things that come to mind when one talks about manufacturing content marketing. However, they are two of the most valuable and effective content assets to use for.

Meet your 2021 Influitive BAMMIE Finalists

Influitive

The Influitive Best Advocate Marketing Awards (BAMMIES) bestow the highest honor for trailblazing companies that are leveraging the collective power and influence of their customers to achieve their business goals, and this was yet another year packed with incredible submissions.

Marketing Through Storytelling: The Secret to Building a Unique Brand Identity

Speaker: Amanda Wener, Award-Winning Content Strategist and Brand Storyteller

In this exclusive webinar with award-winning content strategist Amanda Wener, you’ll learn the benefits of a strong editorial content strategy in building a brand identity, why functioning like a newsroom works, and how a structured approach to content creation and marketing can bring your brand to life.

Why You Should Focus Your Marketing on Trust, Not Sales in 2021 - Bigtincan

Scott Baradell

Learn about the many trust signals that build relationships between brands and buyers and then put those first in our campaigns for clients

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The A to Z Guide to Doing a Content Audit

Marketing Insider Group

In 2021, 82% of businesses use content marketing as part of their larger marketing strategy, but only about half feel that their efforts are successful.

Surprise: Most B2B Advertising Isn’t Good. Or Is It?

The Point

A recent report by LinkedIn and research agency System1 found that the bulk of B2B advertising is ineffective. I’ve written elsewhere in this space about the sorry state of B2B creative in general, so the headline came as no surprise.

What Are Branded Keywords And Why They Are So Important for Content Marketing?

RockContent

A Content Marketing strategy seeks consistent results and leads that are aligned with the business differentials, right? Therefore, the correct choice of branded keywords will make all the difference in more advanced stages of your sales funnel.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Market Validation: The One Step You Can’t Afford to Skip

Vision Edge Marketing

You’ve identified a new segment for growth. It meets all of your opportunity and accessibility criteria. You’re ready to start selling, right? Identify a few potential customers, contact, connect, qualify, and rock on. To that we say, “Whoa, Nelly, market validation comes first.”

7 List Cleaning Tips For Better Engagement (And Tools To Get Started)

SendX

Would you like a huge garden with hundreds of weeds & rough patches or would you like a garden that's small but well maintained? I think most of us would go for a small but well-maintained one. Because we know it's the quality that matters. email list management Email List Cleaning

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The Pros and Cons of Attribution Models: A 2021 Update

Hive9

Note: This post is a timely refresh of a blog we wrote in 2016, The Pros and Cons of Different Revenue Attribution Models. To truly understand marketing ROI, we must first understand marketing influence.

How To Pinpoint B2B Customer Pain Points

Zoominfo

It goes without saying that B2B consumers look for new products in order to make their lives a bit easier. In other words, they have pain points they need fixing. Whether it be something isn’t working as efficiently as it should, or you’re spending too much money on a simple solution.

New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

4 Areas Of Actionable Buyer Insights Can Help You Deliver A Differentiating Digital Buying Experience

Tony Zambito

Marketing and Sales Leaders Can Leverage Buyer Insights To Create Rewarding Digital Buying Experiences For Buyers. One significant outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic is the increasing desire on the part of buyers for digital buying experiences. Not that this type of outcome was ever in question.

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Industrial Blogging Requires Commitment and Perseverance

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial blogging is an important and integral part of manufacturing content marketing. Yet, I’ve found that many manufacturers and engineering companies are not willing to invest the time and resources for industrial blogging.

Customer Advocacy is a Two-Way Street

Influitive

You’re on a first date. You know a little bit about this person and are interested in learning more to see if there’s really a spark. The two of you meet at a quaint coffee shop (outdoors of course–social distancing). The barista brings your hot beverages to the table.