Five levers of relevance for digital authors

Biznology

In my last article, Stop doing short-term campaigns , I said that cognitive effort was the “lever of relevance.” In the case of information, the work involved requires cognitive effort. So if you want to geek out on it, read the book Audience, Relevance, and Search.

6 Ideas to Create More Relevant Lead Nurturing Emails

B2B Lead Generation Blog

But something I wanted to hear more about was relevance. A recent MarketingSherpa survey of email recipients found that 58% of those who stop reading, disengage or unsubscribe later cite “lack of relevance” as a key factor. Photo Attribution: Exact Target Blog.

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Influencer Marketing: How to Identify Your Target Influencers

Onalytica B2B

Personally, I can’t think of anything more crucial to successful influencer marketing than identifying the right influencers to target. In this instalment we take a concise and practical look at the fascinating question: “How do I identify my target influencers?”.

How to Assess the Relevancy of 3rd Party Intent Data

Modern B2B Marketing

We are now living in the Engagement Economy where buyers have more power than brands and expect personalized, relevant interactions at every touchpoint. Now, savvy marketers are turning to intent data to listen to their target audience.

How CMOs Can Make Big Data Relevant to the Sales Team

Crimson Marketing

Author and Futurist John Naisbitt famously wrote, “We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.” You would think that with all of this information and transparency, it would be easier than ever for companies to understand and influence customers through technology marketing.

How B2B Marketers Can Get Better Targeting and Deeper Insights

Modern Marketing

They are grappling with the fact that the always-connected buyer’s behavior and preferences are constantly evolving, and marketers need to maximize the value of customer data in near-real time for better targeting and personalization, as well as to build lifetime value.

Mariana Uses Artificial Intelligence to Build Personas and Find Target Audiences

Customer Experience Matrix

Can computers understand an individual human’s personality (and then, presumably, use that understanding to better target marketing messages)? But many of your marketing targets are less visible. What does Mariana do with this information?

How to get 67% more revenue opportunities using LinkedIn and not just leads that go nowhere

Biznology

How sales, marketing professionals, and social media lead generation companies are focused on only 3% of the target market. This is an account-based marketing approach that focuses on issues that are relevant to targeted organizations, key decision-makers, and influencers.

Be Relevant or Die: The New Nature of Nurture

Modern B2B Marketing

Harnessing relevance in your marketing efforts involves engaging , relevant , personalized content – you’ve heard it all before. Companies who are doing ‘the relevance thing’ well aren’t in the majority. Relevance is the New Game in Town. Time to get relevant!

Boost Demand Generation Using Target Ready Buyer Models

Tony Zambito

Buyer behavior : to make demand generation effective, efforts need to be aligned with sound understanding of buyer behavior relevant to different segments. Enabling Marketing and Sales with Target Ready Buyer Models. ©All rights reserved by Kenny Madden.

3 Ways Mobile Insights Are Informing Online and Offline Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

It’s a goldmine of information for the direction of marketers’ mobile strategies and determining where mobile fits in as both a sales channel and marketing medium. 1. Using data for real-time content targeting. Posted in Customer Experience Mobile.

Online Display Advertising, Targeting, and Capturing Leads

NuSpark

Lead generation and lead nurturing both can be done via a targeted display campaign. Such information to gather includes: • Minimal spend. Services offered- social- retargeting-behavioral targeting, mobile, affiliate. Specific targeting.

Is programmatic advertising relevant in B2B?

The B2B Research Blog

Yet, most B2B marketers still don’t see it as relevant. The problem with this is that a) it’s time consuming doing all those deals and managing results, and b) there’s a lot of potential for wastage as even the most niche website will still have visitors that don’t fit your target audience.

Semantic Search: Keyword Choices and Relevancy

Marketing Action

The report showcases four content factors which the authors feel correlate to higher rankings: Semantically relevant and semantically comprehensive wording. That then gave the pages contextual relevance for terms the page wasn’t optimized for. Proof terms and relevant terms.

Semantic Search: Keyword Choices and Relevancy

Marketing Action

The report showcases four content factors which the authors feel correlate to higher rankings: Semantically relevant and semantically comprehensive wording. That then gave the pages contextual relevance for terms the page wasn’t optimized for. Proof terms and relevant terms.

Using Customer Data to Inform Your Personalization Strategy

Modern Marketing

In fact, your buyers begin to share information about themselves, what they’re interested in, and what their pain points are well before they formally introduce themselves. Capturing client and prospect data and using this information to segment your audiences provides the insight needed to identify what your buyers care about and informs how you build relevant messaging, or in other words, a personalization strategy.

B2B vs. B2C: How Content Marketing Changes by Target Audience

Hubspot

When discussing content marketing, industry insiders tend to speak more to the experiences of B2C companies that are targeting consumers directly. It’s clear that there are some significant differences to be addressed in the way content marketing changes for B2B versus B2C target audiences.

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Q&A with Ardath Albee: Driving Smart Marketing with Digital Relevance

Modern Marketing

Delivering on the promise of relevance is a core goal for all marketers, but it appears that there are significant disconnects in organizations’’ abilities to strategically execute on this across all integrated activities. “ If you think about strategy as defining the job of the content, then content published without a strategy has no job to do,” warns Ardath Albee , marketing expert and author of the book Digital Relevance.

Why the Word Relevant is More Important Than Ever for CMOs

Modern Marketing

From the apps to the games to the videos, there is so much "stuff" that's fighting for the attention of YOUR customer or buyer - the need to be relevant has never been more important. 60% find suggested products/promotions based on their social login profile information useful.

4 Data-Driven Ways to Create More Targeted Ad Campaigns

Hubspot

Marketers can now target specific audiences across multiple devices and measure engagement on each touch point, building comprehensive roadmaps to conversion. You already expect your advertising partners to understand web visitors and only serve your ad to relevant targets.

Geodemographics: Using Location-Based Segments for Targeted Marketing

Marketing Action

Quite a lot, as it turns out – especially to marketers trying to reach all of us with relevant messages. Segmentation strategies have long been a powerful way to target certain audiences, and geographic information is a key piece of the puzzle.

80% Of Our Visitors Take Our Desired Content Path: Using Form URL (Form Page) Data to Inform Our Content Marketing

bizible

Tracking how many times that gets clicked is useful information, but to really understand our content path, we need to know more. We can’t get that information with CTA tracking. We want to make sure we’re providing relevant content to our readers.

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The Never-Ending Cycle: Content Informs Data Informs Content

Marketing Action

The most effective content is informed by strong data. Data should inform all facets of your marketing strategy and go a long way towards removing the guesswork from marketing altogether. Data also informs the best time to reach your customer.

Using Big Data To Target The Right Consumers With The Right Offers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Behavioral Targeting Big Data Customer Experience eCommerce Personalization. What’s more, it’s also difficult to translate that information into “personalizations” that are meaningful and compelling to your customers. The aggregation and use of big data are crucial to segmenting and targeting your individual customers with the appropriate experiences. It requires employing predictive behavioral targeting and optimization techniques to remove the complexity.

5 Practical Content Marketing Tactics to Educate & Inform Your B2B Audience

KoMarketing Associates

In the spirit of educating ourselves on the significance of this festive holiday, let’s take a look at 5 practical content marketing tactics you can take to educate and inform your B2B audience ( we are still in the office until 5:00 pm, after all ): Attend In-Person Events.

Informing Content Strategy with Buyer Persona Development

Tony Zambito

  To inform a content strategy, it strikes me that there are five key areas to evaluate: Buyer understanding :  gaining an understanding of how buyers intend to consume, utilize, and act upon content are the bedrock of a content strategy.  Image by Krista76 via Flickr.

Why you are just a resource & how you’re failing to drive demand with your content & social media marketing efforts

Biznology

So, why aren’t business, sales, and marketing leaders focused on providing specific thought leadership content that’s relevant to extremely targeted, specific audience? Your business value shouldn’t be that you can curate content that would be relevant to them!

Permission Marketing Drives White Paper Relevance

NuSpark

First, white papers give readers the information they seek. They offer quality, relevant educational content. In short, white papers allow you to enter into an educated, informed conversation with your targeted buyer. As terrifying as it may be for many sales and marketing executives to admit, today’s buyers have more control over the sales process than ever before. The Internet has dramatically transformed buyer behavior.

Rethinking Referral Marketing: Understand Your Target Audience

Hinge Marketing

In order to encourage referrals — and ultimately to generate new business — it’s essential that you understand your target audience of buyers and influencers. Better yet, where does your target audience go for advice and insight?

Q&A with Ardath Albee: Driving Smart Marketing with Digital Relevance

Modern Marketing

Delivering on the promise of relevance is a core goal for all marketers, but it appears that there are significant disconnects in organizations’’ abilities to strategically execute on this across all integrated activities. What information might have preceded it to drive interest?

Why account-based marketing is a game changer for Japan

Biznology

I am defining ABM as “strategic marketing that aims to maximize sales revenue from defined target accounts, by integrating customer information within the organization and aligning marketing and sales.”. Why is ABM particularly relevant to the market in Japan?

How to Use User-Generated Content to Inform Your Content Strategy

Content Standard

It’s also one of the reasons why marketers are so reluctant to pull effort away from established keywords in lieu of new target key terms. The post How to Use User-Generated Content to Inform Your Content Strategy appeared first on The Content Standard by Skyword.

How to Find and Target High-Value Keywords for Your Business

Hubspot

I'm going to show you how to uncover new keywords to target and assess if you're already targeting high-value phrases. If you want to generate more organic traffic, it’s necessary to find the sweet spot between easy-to-target keywords and keywords relevant to your business.

Get Into Your Buyer’s Psyche To Create Relevant Digital Marketing

Biznology

A deep understanding of your target audience will do more to shape your digital media marketing plan than nearly anything else. I’ve found myself thinking a lot lately about target audiences and buyer profiling. It’s useful information if you’re marketing to Millennials.

A Quick Rundown of Facebook Targeting Options [Infographic]

Hubspot

Used properly, Facebook can be a great resource for marketers due to its highly active user base and the amount of information it has about individual users.

7 Targeted Social Networks Niche Marketers Should Try

Hubspot

a social network just for events), or B) the users it attracts are much more targeted than those of social networks that cater to a wide range of users (e.g. The beauty of niche social networks is that they take the step of targeting and segmentation out of the marketer's job.

Three Types of Relevant Internal Links to Boost SEO

Biznology

This is what I said: Relevance : Before you rush off and create links from every page in your domain to every other page in your domain, a loud note of caution. The key is to create relevant links. But in the age of Penguin, high-quality, relevant internal links can help with ranking.

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Get More Email Opens and Clicks Using Behavioral Targeting

Modern B2B Marketing

The information gleaned by paying attention to a consumer’s digital behavior is her online body language. This gives you solid and very powerful information to go on. Examples of Behavioral Targeting . Some basic examples of behavioral targeting: Email: .

Use These 8 Sources to Learn Everything About Your Target Accounts

Engagio

Your choice of Aloha shirt is up to you, but as an ABE practitioner, you need to use a wide variety of sources, like Magnum, to build up a complete picture of your target market, account, and persona. Your front-line sales development reps are excellent sources of insight for this information.

Target Like Modern Mark: Episode 1 of the Journey to Modern Marketing Now Live

Modern Marketing

Check out Episode 1 of Modern Mark’s Journey to Modern Marketing , to find out how he has introduced a Targeting strategy to reveal the most likely revenue generating opportunities. Looking for more Targeting best practices? Sneak Peak: Targeting and the Role of a Data Steward.