How to Run an Effective Agile Marketing Organization (with Vittorio Viarengo, MobileIron’s VP Marketing & Products)

Crimson Marketing

If you are the head of a marketing organization, you always have more tasks than time. So how do you take the most important marketing objectives of the company, prioritize them, organize a team and make sure that goals are met?

Should you stop (organic) social media activity?

Biznology

Instead, Avinash Kaushik , a well-known analytics guru and Digital Marketing Evangelist for Google , says it’s time to “ stop organic social media altogether.” We can take that time and focus our efforts more effectively instead.

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The Telltale 8% Drop In Content Marketing Effectiveness

Tony Zambito

Perhaps not as drastic as the Dow falling by 8%, but to see the percentage of marketers who believe their content marketing was effective drop to 30% from 38% in one year is a revelation. A little more than half (53%) of the most effective content marketers had a documented strategy.

Is Organic Social Reach Dead?

Modern Marketing

The debate over whether organic social reach is dead or not has continued for the last few years, and the answer continues to be a resounding yes and no. Develop more meaningful content for both organic and paid.

Organic vs paid social media: 12 myths vs realities

Biznology

To understand organic vs paid social media, here are 12 myths vs realities. AS MY SOCIAL FOOTPRINT GROWS, SO DOES ORGANIC SOCIAL MEDIA REACH. Organic Facebook Reach has been on a steady decline. LARGE BRANDS WITH LOTS OF LIKES HAVE GREATER ORGANIC SOCIAL MEDIA REACH: Myth.

The prerequisite to effective social media: the idea organization

Chris Koch

I confirmed something I’ve been hearing in my research on idea marketing over the past month: idea marketing requires a deep commitment not just from marketing but from the entire organization. But then this got me to thinking, without a commitment to ideas throughout the organization, all these dollars we’re starting to spend on social media will be wasted. What do I mean by an idea organization? You’ll never create an idea organization if ideas are developed in secret.

How to Drive Sales Effectiveness with Automation

Act-On

A successful sales consultant recently told me a story about an organization that held a webinar that attracted 400 participants. When the two departments are well-aligned in this manner, marketing can substantially support sales effectiveness. What is sales effectiveness?

How Organizations are Leveraging Content Across the Buyer Journey

Modern Marketing

And it shows no sign of slowing down — in 2016, 88% of organizations claim to be using content marketing as a key B2B marketing tactic. The undeniable popularity and widespread usage of content marketing points to the effectiveness of content.

How Effective Managers Organize Their Time: 9 Pro Tips From Real HubSpot Managers

Hubspot

How do effective managers manage their time? How Great Managers Organize Their Time. As a manager, it's especially important to be on top of what's coming into your inbox and to prioritize effectively. 5) They reprioritize effectively throughout the day.

5 Ways B2B Organizations Can Incorporate Video Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

Here are a few examples of B2B organizations already leveraging this tactic: Web conference technology provider PGi offers a range of product and solution-specific tutorials in their YouTube channel and through their learning center.

How to Build a Modern Marketing Organization

Marketing Insider Group

Executives that organize the most productive and profitable marketing departments focus on data and consumer insights. Due to the rapidly changing pace of technology platforms an effective structure should always allow for flexibility and growth.

Skills CMOs Look For When Building a Modern Marketing Organization

Modern Marketing

Enhancing the skill set of the marketing organization has become a top priority for today’s CMOs. As with other digital marketing activities mentioned above, there is a need to build the acumen for leveraging social media platforms within the broader marketing organization.

State Of Buyer Personas 2016: Strong Correlation Between Effectiveness And Goals

Tony Zambito

The journey, however, continues towards professionals and organizations gaining a true understanding of what buyer persona development entails. Nearly 30% of the respondents stated their buyer personas were very to significantly effective – this is double from the previous year.

Six Actionable Steps to Build a Strategic Marketing Plan at Your Organization

bizible

In this post, we’ll go over the key takeaways in the template and how you can apply them to improve the marketing planning strategy at your organization. Building an annual B2B marketing plan is no simple task.

Getting SEO Right: Simple Steps to Better Organic Rankings

Captora

We’ve all seen a lot of changes in Search, both Paid and Organic. However, organic search (SEO) remains mysterious to a lot of marketers. The post Getting SEO Right: Simple Steps to Better Organic Rankings appeared first on Captora Blog.

Why Organizations Should Stop Focusing on Lead Nurturing Campaigns

ANNUITAS

The stats, guides and tips to effective lead nurturing abound in the B2B marketplace and yet with all of this information, still only a fraction of B2B companies are using or effective in the use of lead nurturing according to MarketingSherpa.

Talk to The Data to Become a Data Driven Organization (with Lisa Joy Rosner, Neustar CMO)

Crimson Marketing

Neustar handles 10 billion data elements at a time, but until just over one year ago, had virtually no effective marketing information system in place. The post Talk to The Data to Become a Data Driven Organization (with Lisa Joy Rosner, Neustar CMO) appeared first on.

30 SEO Best Practices for B2B Organizations in 2017

KoMarketing Associates

By successfully implementing these best practices, B2B organizations can improve lead quality, build valuable relationships to support link building efforts, gain brand exposure through online communication, and better understand their target audience. In theory, the more landing pages you create, the more opportunities you have to pick up organic search traffic. With successful implementation of this, we’ve seen organic traffic increase up to 75% year-over-year.

How to Create an Engaging and Effective Presentation

Act-On

Here are some lessons I’ve learned (somewhat painfully) about putting together clear and effective presentations. He’s carved a career niche out of teaching people how to tell effective stories – with simple images. Simple is clear and effective.

Organic Networking: 3 Tips for Natural Success

Hubspot

But how do you most effectively represent and market your company or personal brand without seeming opportunistic, inappropriate, or intrusive? Every interaction you have, with everyone from your pet sitter to your massage therapist, is an opportunity to network professionally.

Back to Basics: How to Write Effective Headlines

Act-On

Characteristics of an effective headline. How to write an effective headline. Using all of the above knowledge, you can craft your headlines effectively and expertly. If you’ve got the bandwidth, organize an A/B test to see how well headlines perform.

6 studies show why Facebook organic reach is declining so quickly

Biznology

2% is their Facebook organic reach and it’s declining (source: DMR ). Why is Facebook organic reach declining so fast? For large brand pages with more than 500,000 Likes, organic reach hit 2%. Facebook is a global network and organic reach can’t be controlled by region.

What Makes Effective B2B Content Marketing? [Research]

Marketing Insider Group

55% of B2B marketers say it is unclear what effective content marketing looks like at their organizations. Content marketing effectiveness emerged as the key theme for this year’s study. The post What Makes Effective B2B Content Marketing?

4 Helpful Tools for Organizing Your Social Media Calendar

Hubspot

By now, most marketers recognize that social media plays an integral role in an effective inbound marketing strategy. And with so many social networks to manage and publish on, it’s important to stay organized and have a plan for when and what you’re going to share on these platforms.

Is Your Organization Ready For Market Strategy In A Digital Economy?

Tony Zambito

Digital disruption means organizations must stay alert to how an existing market strategy may have to undergo reinvention. In essence, developing a periscope capability to understand how markets will be affected and what opportunities present themselves to their organization.

How a CMO Can Build a Modern Marketing Organization

Modern Marketing

Part of the above is culled directly from a new report from The CMO Club and Oracle Marketing Cloud entitled, appropriately enough: The CMO Solution Guide – Building A Modern Marketing Organization. There are new skills the team must incorporate to become effective modern marketers.

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Is Your Organization Likeable? Are You Attracting the Right Buyers?

Tony Zambito

While there is much focus given to demand generation, content marketing, lead generation, lead management, and opportunity pipeline management, recent significant changes in buyer behaviors calls for serious examinations of whether organizations are attracting the right buyers.

11 Habits of Highly Effective Marketing Technologists

chiefmartech

Marketing technologists will leverage data across an organization’s operations, the dynamic marketplace, and through customer engagement to serve and adapt. More organizations require vision and the dynamic thinking to transform and meet the needs of a changing landscape.

29 Guides to Beautiful and Effective Website Design

Webbiquity

Effectively convert visitors to sales prospects and buyers? Find the answers to those questions and many more here in more than two dozen guides to beautiful and effective website design from the past year. Long gone are the days when websites were essentially static online brochures.

How B2B Organizations Can Create More Effective “About” Pages

KoMarketing Associates

I recently caught a tweet from SEO Mike Arnesen highlighting an article on Medium about “ The Future of About Us Pages “ The article provides perspective into why the “About Page” (or section) should become a more central piece of an organization’s story and brand.

How Machine Learning Is Dramatically Improving Paid And Organic Search

Marketing Insider Group

Machine learning is helping paid search to become insanely more effective. Not only are ML-supported accounts more effective at conversions, they have also been linked to a lower churn […]. The post How Machine Learning Is Dramatically Improving Paid And Organic Search appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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How To Adopt ABM Predictive Analytics at Your B2B Organization

bizible

Organizations across the globe are counting the cost and realizing the high ROI of predictive analytics, and account-based marketers are no exception. They should know which personas are most influential along the buying journey so they can create the most effective nurturing processes.

The 10 Capabilities CMOs Look for When it Comes to Creating a Modern Marketing Organization

Modern Marketing

As with other digital marketing activities mentioned above, there is a need to build the acumen for leveraging social media platforms within the broader marketing organization. A few weeks ago in London during Modern Marketing Experience Europe, we released some new research.

3 Online Marketing Elements The B2B Organization Should Not Overlook

KoMarketing Associates

When many people think of the B2B organization, they imagine large factories or manufacturing companies, turning out large orders to other big companies. Indeed many of the organization’s social media mentions and inbound links can be realized through localization efforts.

The 1 Secret to Effective Customer Engagement at Any Scale

Modern B2B Marketing

Customer engagement is the key to effective digital marketing in the Engagement Economy. Your customer engagement efforts won’t be effective without internal alignment. Demonstrate how your competition is better at customer engagement than your organization.

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James Thomas, Allocadia CMO: What Marketing Metrics Matter the Most to Your Organization? [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

A new sort of CMO: The role of the CMO is changing, James says, with data science and marketing technology becoming a more and more important aspect of the marketing organization. James shares the two things that CMOs today need to do to effectively respond to this change.

Effective Social Selling = Mindset over Tactics

NuSpark

However, 75% of respondents said they were given no training in effective use of social media. Their experience with the people in your organization builds their perception of your brand. So why aren’t more resources allocated to helping salespeople use social channels effectively?

6 Freaky, Funny, and Scary Abilities of Computer Organisms

Chris Koch

They are as dependent on the computing environment that surrounds them as living organisms are on their ecosystems. In other words, robots are one of just many species of life-like computer organisms. Support life for lower robotic organisms.

5 Effective Options For B2B Advertising on Social Media

KoMarketing Associates

Social media isn’t most B2B marketers’ first choice for most effective platform, but highly targeted advertising campaigns are starting to change that line of thinking.

How to Align Content Marketing & Social Media Strategies for the Most Effective Amplification

ScribbleLive

Content and social planning should be done together to ensure that both functions are helping each other execute effectively. For most organizations, a successful social media strategy starts with a strong library of content assets. A digital asset management tool that organizes content based on tags, format and other parameters will help ensure that social managers share content more than once over an extended amount of time.