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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100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

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.

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Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

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.

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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Email Marketing: Best Practices for Every Stage of the SaaS Customer Journey

SendX

Email is a huge part of any marketing strategy. Even with the rise of other channels, email marketing still delivers an incredible 4,200% ROI

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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LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

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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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.

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.

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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A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

The Future of Digital Marketing: Predictions for 2022 and Beyond

Marketing Insider Group

The digital marketing landscape changes so much and so frequently that it’s almost impossible to imagine what the future of digital marketing may offer in terms of opportunities.

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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The Case for Allowing Personal Emails on Lead Gen Forms

The Point

Should you allow prospects to enter a personal email address when they fill out lead gen forms? B2B marketers seem divided on the question.

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.”

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Pandemic Pivoting: Four Successful Marketing Strategies from Big Brands

Hive9

When it comes to business and consumer needs, the pandemic has changed things, in some way or another—whether minimally or significantly—for every brand out there.

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37+ Best Mailchimp Newsletter Examples & Newsletter Templates [2021]

SendX

We all have this sensation… you need to launch an email campaign. You want something well designed, well crafted in order to impress the people that will open your message. Besides the message content, you think that looking professional is a must as well

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.

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.

The #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

Join Tim Hughes, Author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers and Co-Founder/CEO of Digital Leadership Associates, as he details how investing in sales coaching will teach your team how to navigate social media and therefore create greater sales success.

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.

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.

Vision to vocabulary: What to include in your brand messaging playbook

Tomorrow People

We break down 12 essentials of messaging and positioning to help you build a strong and consistent brand. A distinctive and compelling brand needs to be supported by a set of essential messaging, recorded in a playbook.

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