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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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.

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.

Email Marketing Automation Strategies to Optimize Your Marketing Funnel

SendX

You have likely put quite a bit of time and effort into generating new leads. Made use of landing page campaigns and social media lead generation strategies – do you know what’s next? You have to figure out how to nurture all of these leads in an effort to build your actual sales conversions. The bad news is, this isn’t always a simple task. One option that you may have never thought to use is email marketing automation.

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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.

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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.

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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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.

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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5 Key Psychological Biases That You Can Leverage to Drive Sales

InsightSquared

Our biases can make us do silly things. Our biases can also be leveraged to influence our decision-making. The best sales professionals and marketers understand how important it is to study human psychology and use that knowledge to create stories, messages and strategies that drive results. Psychological or cognitive biases are subjective perceptions that we fall back on as we process information.

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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.

Artificial Intelligence for Sales: Discover How Sales is Changing

Zoominfo

Artificial Intelligence. If you’ve been online in the last few years, you’ll see talk of AI everywhere. Experts across the globe are offering up their own take—trying to be first to tell you exactly how artificial intelligence will impact your industry, your company, your product, your job. And, at ZoomInfo, we’re no exception. We recently discussed AI in the following post: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on B2B Marketing.

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!

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.

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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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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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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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.

5 Stock Photo Sites That Will Make Your Content More Inclusive & Diverse

Contently

Some stock photos are bad. Some stock photos are good. Most are bland, by design. But there’s also a weird subsection of stock imagery that emphasizes stereotypes. Given that the U.S.

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How to Create Engaging Videos Using Buyer Personas and States of Being

Cintell

Video marketing is officially the top content format B2B marketers used in 2019. And it’s no surprise. People are watching more video across various platforms. While video has become a quintessential component of today’s content marketing strategy , it’s like any other medium.

How To Streamline App Workflow

Biznology

Everyone wants to make their quick fortune by coding the next TikTok and entering the billion-dollar unicorn club.

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8 Questions to Ask Before Investing in Marketing Attribution

The Point

[Thanks to Anne Angele, Spear’s esteemed Director of Marketing Technology, for this month’s guest post.]. Marketing attribution is a hot topic these days in B2B circles. Yet, for all the interest, precious few B2B companies achieve the holy grail of knowing exactly how – and where – their marketing investment impacts revenue.

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.

Sales Operations: The Guide They Never Gave You

InsightSquared

“What was your first job?”. It’s one of my favorite questions to ask a fellow professional in sales operations. Some of the answers include: Elementary school teacher. Recruiter. Pharmacy Tech. Insurance sales rep. Cosmetics consultant. Account Manager. Financial analyst. Why the wide range? Sales Operations is Still Developing. Sales operations as a profession is growing, yet it is a comparatively new function in businesses. I didn’t hear of sales ops until years after entering the workforce.

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Of the 3 Sales Prospecting Attitudes, 2 Guarantee Failure. Which One Do You Have?

The Forward Observer

The number one reason for failure in sales is the failure to prospect. And the most important ingredient for success is having the right, realistic, practical attitude about prospecting. T uesdays with Chad. A series inspired by my regular attendance at Sandler Training Sales Mastery, lead by Chad Stenzel in Norfolk, Virginia. Do you hate and dread going through airport security as much as I do? Do you also hate and dread prospecting, as much as I do? They're both a means to an end.

12 B2B Sales Questions to Close Deals Faster

Zoominfo

When it comes to B2B sales calls, the primary goal of the sales rep is to extract valuable information from the other person on the line. If you’re a seasoned sales professional, you already know the best way to get information is to ask smart questions. But this is often easier said than done. Good questions and the answers they produce can make a huge difference in your ability to close deals faster. So keep reading as we provide you with our top 12 B2B sales questions to close deals faster.

Industrial Lead Generation for Sales – It’s Complicated!

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial lead generation is the lifeline for manufacturers, distributors and engineering companies when it comes to accelerating their pipelines and growing sales. However, turning new leads into sales is not straightforward or simple. Just like the hit movie, it’s complicated! There are many reasons for the failure of industrial lead generation to convert into wins … Industrial Lead Generation for Sales – It’s Complicated!

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.

Email Open Rates Best Practices

SendX

Think about all the time you spend crafting great content, writing irresistible CTAs and compelling, engaging copy. You want people to read your emails, right? And ideally, you want them to take an action off the back of them – whether that’s clicking through to your latest blog post or signing up for a product demo. So imagine how you’d feel if fewer than one in five people who received your emails bothered to open them, let alone read them.

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.

Take your Network of Brand Advocates Global with Localized Marketing

Influitive

The old Dale Carnegie adage is true: “Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” People thrive on personalization—the feeling that something is special and unique to them—and this is especially true in business. While email blasts tend to go out to thousands of people, The post Take your Network of Brand Advocates Global with Localized Marketing appeared first on Influitive.