2019

Brand Activation: Why Blending Marketing, HR, and Empathy Is a Winning Combination

Marketing Insider Group

20 years ago, the responsibility of building a company’s brand fell solely on the shoulders of the marketing department. The role of the marketing team is to build a strong brand, increase awareness of that brand, and to manage its reputation. This is still the case, but the responsibilities of the marketing team have now […]. The post Brand Activation: Why Blending Marketing, HR, and Empathy Is a Winning Combination appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Employee Activation

Yes, Gender is a Factor in B2B Buying Decisions: Selling to Men and to Women

DiscoverOrg Sales

Are there differences selling to men and women in a B2B sales process? That was the question we set out to discover. My husband and I are avid remodelers, which means I’ve spent a lot (A LOT) of time at Home Depot and Lowe’s over the last 15 years. I remember clearly, during those Saturday afternoons walking up and down aisles looking for just the right tile, how much I preferred shopping at Lowe’s to Home Depot. My husband thought I was crazy – they were essentially the same store to him!

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Seven Types of Videos You Need to Power up Your Marketing

Webbiquity

Guest post by Victor Blasco. Video is becoming a must for content marketing across industries. Online video offers numerous established benefits: increased brand awareness, site traffic, time spent on the site, conversions, and social media engagement, to name a few. But like any component of content marketing, video requires a strategy in order to have the desired impact. You need a a plan, compelling scripts and images, and the right video editing tools.

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8 Content Marketing Trends That Will Fire Up Your Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Has your content marketing strategy been on the decline, figuratively dwindling to embers? If so, we can help. We've collected content marketing trends designed to blow new life into your strategy and rekindle it into the roaring blaze it once was. We've gathered these trends from across the industry.

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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.

How Industrial Distributors Can Use Content Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

Content marketing for industrial distributors can be very challenging. The biggest problem I’ve seen is that there is very little differentiation between distributors serving the same niche. Their competitors show the same line cards and unless they sell online directly, site visitors can’t see prices, nor do they have any idea about the lead time. Read more The post How Industrial Distributors Can Use Content Marketing by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.

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Facebook B2B Ads: How to Get Better Results

KoMarketing Associates

What’s the most important social media platform? Even for B2B marketers, Facebook wins by a mile. A recent survey found that 48% of B2B marketers say Facebook is their most important platform. While Facebook may still be important, Facebook organic reach continues to fall off. Organic reach is now in the single digits for most marketers, and it’s widely expected to dwindle to zero fairly soon in a phenomenon known among marketers as “Facebook zero.”. But few marketers are abandoning the platform.

Why is No-One Talking About B2B Creative?

The Point

The How, When, and Why of Gating Your Content

RockContent

To gate or not to gate? It’s a question that every content marketing team has had to answer at least once—if not hundreds—of times. In a planning meeting for a new content piece, it’s often the first question that comes up: how are we driving traffic to this content? And how are we capturing that traffic? It might seem as easy as placing a form on the page, but gating, unfortunately, comes with some complexities—and most certainly a list of pros and cons.

Why Clients Don’t Value Your Ability

Marketing Craftmanship

For many decades, in medical school physicians have been taught the “3 A’s” of a sound practice management. They are the 3 qualities that their patients will value most highly, in rank order of importance: Affability. Accessibility. Ability. Regardless of whether your professional field is medicine, law, technology or finance, that same ranking applies to how you will be valued by clients, particularly in B2B businesses.

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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!

What Every Non-Technical Marketer Needs To Know About SEO

Biznology

For many businesses, ranking on the first page of Google is a constant uphill battle. Digital marketers are constantly trying to get more exposure and drive traffic to their websites. The only problem is that staying on top of the latest trends and best practices can be difficult given the increasingly complexity and misinformation surrounding SEO and the constant changes in search algorithms. In this article, we’ll share the top five things every non-technical marketer needs to know about SEO.

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The Risks and Rewards of Data

Modern Marketing

Who distrusts data ? Lots of people, apparently. Or that’s what you could conclude if you’ve been paying even the scantest of attention to the regulatory threats tech companies like Facebook and Google have been facing lately.

The Business Case for Marketing Automation

Act-On

Learn how marketing automation can improve your marketing team’s efficiency and performance and drive ROI across your organization. Marketing Automation Sales and Marketing Alignment

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CCPA: What B2B Marketers Need to Know

The Point

Another new year approaches and, with it, another major data privacy regulation takes effect. This time, it’s the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which becomes law on January 1, 2020. Don’t be fooled into thinking that only California companies need pay attention. Even if you’ve already established more stringent data collection and privacy measures as a result of GDPR.

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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.

What is the Most Trusted Social Media Platform in B2B?

Marketing Insider Group

Marketers spend a good portion of their careers trying to get ahead of the curve when it comes to identifying and adopting the latest marketing trends. In fact, it’s probably one of the reasons why you’re here.

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Want the Best PR? Avoid These 8 Big PR Mistakes

B2B PR Sense

Ah.the good ol' relationship between journalists and PR professionals. Complicated" just skims the surface of their relationship. Sometimes they play well and it results in the best PR opportunities. At other times, the two sides snipe at each other like squalling kittens. But, in the end, the truth is that they need each other. Journalists rely on interesting news pitches to feed their ever-hungry audience. And PR pros rely on journalists for media attention for their brand.

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12 Easy Tweaks to Ask for Reviews via Email

SendX

Collecting customers’ reviews is a game-changer for any business looking to boost their revenue and beat the competition. Customers’ feedback may influence your decision-making process and shape the future of your products or services.

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How do Influencers Impact the Media Agenda in AI?

Onalytica B2B

Artificial Intelligence : what is it? How will it impact our lives? How will it be used? Will it actually take over? As the field emerges and becomes more widely discussed, social media’s role in shaping public debate answering these questions and more has never been more apparent, with more of us turning to social media for news.

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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.

How to Audit your Email Campaigns for Better Results

Webbiquity

Guest post by Emily Johnson. Are your your email campaigns effective? Do they meet the goals you set? Are you sure your messages are reaching the intended recipients? Perhaps it’s time to put your email marketing through an audit. Though it’s a somewhat time-consuming process, the insights you’ll gather after performing an audit are worth the effort.

Industrial Buyers – Their Preferences and How to Market to Them

Industrial Marketing Today

Understanding the mindset of industrial buyers is important if you market to engineers and technical professionals. There are plenty of research reports published on buyer personas and the buying habits of consumers, but they focus mainly on B2C marketing. You can find data on general B2B marketing, but it is somewhat limited when it comes […] The post Industrial Buyers – Their Preferences and How to Market to Them by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.

6 B2B Digital Marketing Strategies Marketers Need to Try in 2019

KoMarketing Associates

When something is working, it’s so easy to get into a rut. As marketing professionals, we tend to stick with what works because our attention is always split between multiple projects and responsibilities. However, to stay competitive in digital marketing, we need to continue to try new strategies and research the latest trends to find more things that work for our clients or organization. Below are some of the top B2B digital marketing strategies that marketers need to try in 2019.

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The 5 Stages of Customer Centric Design

Influitive

Great user experience hinges on your ability to understand how consumers think. It’s all well and good if your product feels intuitive to you, but if your customers don’t feel the same way, they won’t continue using your platform. Involving your user base directly into your design processes is necessary to ensure your product’s user. The post The 5 Stages of Customer Centric Design appeared first on Influitive.

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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.

Optimize for Search and for Trust

Modern Marketing

On the Fly is our ongoing video series with small bites (two mins or less) of marketing advice and training from marketing experts, delivered while they are on the road, at the airport, or traveling somewhere.

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4 Ways to Leverage Your Current Customer Base to Drive More Business

Act-On

Your current customers are the key to better ROI. This blog will explore 4 ways to leverage your current customer base to drive more business. Customer Marketing Marketing Strategy

8 Common LinkedIn Advertising Mistakes

The Point

In a remarkably short time, LinkedIn has grown to become a major player in B2B advertising (at about 20% of total industry spend, according to industry watchers ), quickly rivaling search advertising on Google. LinkedIn’s big advantage over its key competitor – and the reason it’s now cannibalizing so many marketing budgets previously reserved exclusively for paid search (SEM). – is its ability to target specific audience demographics: job title, industry, etc.

How to Create a Marketing Roadmap to Align Your Team

Marketing Insider Group

Everyone knows that in order for you content marketing efforts to be as effective as possible, you need to have a plan. But coming up with a plan is only part of the solution. Aligning your team so that everyone is executing on the plan effectively is another part.

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.