All Online Digital Roads Lead to Google Plus

Biznology

Google can’t get any of us to use Google Plus, but they’re still trying. With that caveat, Google’s closing in on its goal of being federated across all of its properties, so be acutely aware. I remember having been there years ago while in Atlanta.

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Study: Half of Marketing Jobs Will Be Replaced by Machine Intelligence

Customer Experience Matrix

This in turn got me thinking about my presentation on machine learning systems at the MarTech conference in March. A quick bit of Googling led to an article that quoted economist W.

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The average enterprise uses 91 marketing cloud services

chiefmartech

The chart at the top of this post reveals one of the more striking findings that she shared (from page 190 in her report, with credit to cloud security provider Netskope ), showing the average number of cloud services an enterprise uses across different categories.

5 Brands with Highly Successful LinkedIn Marketing Strategies

Content Standard

Instagram and Twitter are locked in a battle to out-Snapchat each other. The organization focuses on international politics and business, and its LinkedIn content is aimed at providing analysis and expertise in those issues. Google.

Does Social Media Deliver More Traffic Than Email?

Modern Marketing

Perform a Google search on the subject and it might lead you to think the two are viscous enemies locked in mortal combat. We found that while social referrals are growing fast, email is still pulling in more eyeballs and traffic.

Microsoft buys LinkedIn: the largest martech acquisition in history?

chiefmartech

This is the largest acqusition in Microsoft’s history — over three times the size of its acqusition of Skype for $8.5 billion in 2011 — and one of the largest in the history of the digital age (we’ll graciously look past that whole AOL acquiring TimeWarner fiasco ).

9 Ways to Recycle Your Blog Posts Into Other Content Formats

Hubspot

Squeeze every last drip out of the work you have done by repurposing your blog content in different forms. Email newsletters are a great way to stay in touch with your avid blog readers. Google have openly frowned upon duplicate content and guest blogging for backlinks.

Are 2016 Messaging Apps Finally the Death Knell for Email?

Content Standard

Her phone in hand, she considers hitting “Tap to snooze.” Still lying in bed, one eye open and the other squinting at the screen, she figures: Why not? Whether a healthy or unhealthy habit, checking messages plays a central role in our daily lives.

Discover the Solution to Your Biggest Data Challenges: Act-On Data Studio

Marketing Action

However, acquiring that data – and ensuring that we can get it when we want to, in the format we prefer, and take it where we choose – is where we sometimes run into problems. For some, it’s as simple as a series of Microsoft Excel or Google spreadsheets.

Are 2016 Messaging Apps Finally the Death Knell for Email?

Content Standard

Her phone in hand, she considers hitting “Tap to snooze.” Still lying in bed, one eye open and the other squinting at the screen, she figures: Why not? Whether a healthy or unhealthy habit, checking messages plays a central role in our daily lives.

Top 10 B2B Inbound Marketing Predictions for 2015

KEO Marketing

Mobile’s rapid explosion will continue this year, and this will in turn fuel significant focus on local. Mobile and local go hand in hand, as people who conduct research on their mobile devices want to then take action right away by interacting with a business in their area.

8 Rules For Running Online Display Ads

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this In olden days, when you wanted to drum up interest for your product or business, you could take an ad out in the paper, write a jingle for the radio or buy commercials on TV. But online displays ads still play a vital role in building a wider audience.

In (Partial) Defense of Tracking Cookies

Hubspot

No more feeling like you’re being stalked by those hiking boots you looked at last week, didn’t purchase, but now keep popping up in ads on every site you visit, begging to you to reconsider. And Google. Instead of moving forward, in a lot of places we’d be taking a big step backward.

5 Proven Steps to Creating a Lead Magnet That Attracts and Converts Prospects

Hinge Marketing

Ever wonder why your competitors seem to attract and lock in the best prospects? Assuming you have a decent website, there’s probably one crucial element standing in the way of capturing and keeping your ideal prospects: a lead magnet. Zero in on a format.

Looking for a roadmap to more revenue? Read this book!

Sales Lead Insights

In her new book, Roadmap to Revenue: How to Sell the Way Your Customers Want to Buy , Kristin lays out her methodology and processes garnered from years in the field working with corporate clients, and their customers and prospects.

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Social Media Marketing Laws, Part 2

Marketing Action

Here are the balance of “The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing,” as presented by Target Marketing’s Jim Gilbert in this on-demand webinar. The more channels in which a consumer interacts with your brand, the more likely they are to buy.

BMW can imprint eyelids, we’ll drive demand.

Modern Marketing

Working with DemandGen , we spent two days locked in a room (okay, the doors were open – but you really didn’t want to leave!) Dave Lewis, CEO of DemandGen, led our group in an intriguing conversation about our lead scoring and lead nurturing practices. BMW may have the ultimate driving machine – complete with bright lights with infinite ad budgets - but we’re the ones in the hottest drivers seat. Google Bookmarks.

Can the social web play a role in customer retention?

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And is there a way to leverage the social web to keep your customers … even in the extreme case of a commodity market? There is usually only one winner in a commodity market — the lowest cost supplier — except in periods of high demand when supply falls short.

How Lack of Marketing Content Can Derail Your Website Redesign Project

Industrial Marketing Today

In the words of Jeffrey Zeldman , the renowned web designer, blogger, independent publisher and the king of Web standards according to Business Week, “Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.”

Prediction: Statistical Methods Will Replace Conventional Rules for Marketing Decisions

Customer Experience Matrix

The question this raises in my mind is where the industry goes from here. The more sophisticated vendors will of course continue to add features, but it’s not clear that most marketers will be interested in the additional capabilities or be able to handle the added complexity. But even though there are certainly substantial differences in usability among today’s systems, it’s hard to see why everyone won’t eventually be able to do roughly equal jobs of simplifying their interfaces.