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Microsoft’s Future in Digital Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Over the weekend I got to meet with Romi Mahajan the World Wide Director of the Digital Marketing Platform Group at Microsoft. His role is to create the vision for Digital Marketing as it relates to Microsoft SharePoint 2010 for Internet Sites, Microsoft FAST Search Server technology, and Microsoft Silverlight browser plug-ins to create great digital experiences for its customers and leverage its extensive partner network.

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Closed-Loop Marketers More Likely to Reach ROMI Goals

B2B Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading! Critical Success Factor #9 Effectiveness 8 Critical Success Factors for Lead Generation 2.0 Positioning: How To Test, Validate, And Bring Your Idea To Market

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What Percent of Leads Should Sales Close?

Pointclear

There are many factors that impact the percent of leads that should be closed by sales. This blog will take you through five factors that impact lead close rate and a calculation you can use to determine the minimum close rates your product or solution requires. The five main factors in lead close rate are: Market definition. Lead definition. Lead cost. Process for following up on leads. Lead nurturing. per so-called lead.

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: On B2B Demand Generation tools and Lead Generation Dashboards

B2B Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading! Critical Success Factor #9 Effectiveness 8 Critical Success Factors for Lead Generation 2.0 recent exchange he had with Brian Carroll on his B2B Lead Gene.

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Improving B2B Marketing ROI: Thought Leadership With Merry Elrick

Marketo

It's time for B2B marketing professionals to think beyond justifying their existence and start thinking about how they can create long-term return on marketing investment (marketing ROI) for their organizations. Helping arm marketers for this challenge is The Truth About Marketing ROI author Merry Elrick, the subject of the next post in the B2B Marketing Thought Leader Interview Series. Lead generation, lead management and lead nurturing.

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Web 2.0 Expo – cool stuff seen on the floor of the show

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Expo Ascentium – A model for the agency of the future I spoke to the CMO, Romi Mahajan who explained Ascentium 's go-to-market strategy to me. They are the nexus of a digital marketing company mixed with a technology firm that does Microsoft CRM, Business Intelligence and Analytics to provide creative solutions for brand perception and instantiation. Not only do they build cool marketing campaigns but they can connect to your sales process.

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Netline Launches Audience Explorer for Quantifying Content Consumption

Valasys

On 25th of June 2019, NetLine Corporation, known for operating the largest B2B content syndication & lead generation network & for its largest depository of insights related to content consumption, launched Audience Explorer. It is a free tool that equips B2B marketers to unveil the statistics related to content consumption, not only on their primary website but across omnichannel.

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Your questions answered on Lead Generation via Podcasts

B2B Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading! Critical Success Factor #9 Effectiveness 8 Critical Success Factors for Lead Generation 2.0 Our first interactive show will be on lead generation via podcasts.

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10 Advantages of Outsourcing B2B Sales Appointment Setting Services

Valasys

With the fierce increase competition in the B2B dominion, synchronization between the B2B marketing strategy & sales endeavors is an important pre-requisite to optimize the sales’ conversions. According to a report by Resourceful Selling, 91% of the top-performing sales organizations collaborate across all departments to close sales leads. Lead Nurturing: . We, at Valasys Media, take pride in being a leading sales appointment setting service provider.

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Gold Calling vs. Cold Calling

Pointclear

there are four primary differences between quality outbound touches and old-fashioned cold calling or “interruption marketing.”. First, gold calling requires the caller to take strategic approach to call planning, including creating a detailed playbook, identification and segmentation your market, developing lead qualification criteria, efficient reporting on your calls, effective call training, and weekly contact between the callers and the team receiving the leads.

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5 Advantages of Market Basket Analysis in B2B Marketing

Valasys

There are numerous advantages of incorporating Market basket analysis in B2B Marketing. The term ‘Market Basket’ arose from the shopping cart supermarket shoppers that fill up during a shopping trip. Thus, marketers can establish an association between diverse objects from a set.

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How to Define & Measure Social Media KPIs – Part VII

Valasys

Social media channels are among the primary marketing channels as they are used by billions of people worldwide for entertainment, socialization & consumption of pieces of information including brands’ news & product launches. Therefore, marketers must consider defining the social media KPIs for Reddit or the Reddit KPIs. Marketers can optimize their Social Media KPIs once they define & quantify them aptly to conclude the data points measured. Prologue.

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31 Marketers Share Their Tips for Aligning with Sales

SnapApp

Marketing and sales teams used to have separate responsibilities. Marketing teams were responsible for generating leads, and sales teams converted those leads into customers. But these days, the lines between marketing and sales teams’ responsibilities have blurred. They conduct significant research before reaching out, consuming dozens of marketing assets along the way. We asked 31 marketers to share their best practices for sales enablement.

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7 Reasons to Use Content Marketing for the B2B Lead Generation

Valasys

The very purpose of content marketing has been associated with the feedback mechanisms to trigger lead generation processes for B2B businesses. With the evolution of the content strategies for omnichannel marketing & with the evolution in the algorithms of the search engines, content marketing became an indispensable tool for the businesses, not only to generate leads but also to nurture them. Content MarketingPrologue.

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Creative B2B Marketing Ideas for Small Business Success

Valasys

Democratizing creative B2B marketing ideas for small business success is a daunting, yet essential task. When the budget is limited & the marketers have lots of plans on their platter, they need to develop small business marketing plans that will not only set them apart from other businesses but will also help them develop a competitive benchmarking strategy, strong enough to thrive & stand out in the marketplace. Modern-day marketing isn’t cheap.

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Top 5 Creative Marketing Ideas to Revitalize a Tired B2B Strategy

Valasys

B2B marketing can be a bit boring if you have been doing it the same way for quite some while now. To revitalize a tired B2B Strategy, creative ideas are required or B2B marketing can lose its original essence & can become a bit lackluster if the strategies aren’t split-tested for a while. Marketing strategies may seem to look uninspiring & stagnate fatigued by the same old stuff. Ways to revamp your B2B Marketing Strategy. B2B Marketing

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How Virtual Event Marketing Benefits B2B Businesses

Valasys

As B2B marketers you need to be the flag bearers of innovation to sustain in a tech-savvy and ever-evolving realm. The idea of virtual event marketing was popularized by corporate giants such as IBM and Microsoft to help the idea of real-time customization. Real-time personalization helps develop an excellent environment for lead acquisition, nurturing and finally lead conversions in the form of sales closures. B2B Marketing

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The Ultimate List of B2B Marketing Software for Ambitious Brands

Valasys

So, we have compiled the ultimate list of B2B marketing software for ambitious brands, intending to help you optimize your marketing endeavors for a better Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI). This ultimate list of B2B marketing software for ambitious brands has been articulated to help marketers become more efficient & to enable them to execute deliverables, meet deadlines, develop strategy & measure & optimize the results of their marketing endeavors.

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How to Scale Up Personalization to Streamline B2B Sales Cycle

Valasys

The modern – age B2B marketing is majorly about prioritizing the preferences of the customers. Using personalization, to streamline sales cycle isn’t something new in a data-driven marketing world. Read more on How to Build Customer Loyalty with Content Marketing.

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How B2B Brands can benefit from Programmatic Marketing

Valasys

Thus, programmatic media buying combines creativity & powerful technology to deliver personalized experience s to the customers across multiple screens & is an essentiality for B2B marketers as they continue to compete fiercely to optimize the experiences of their end-users. According to a recent study by IAB, 65% of the marketers who leveraged programmatic advertising, 18% moved it in-house & 47% are planning to bring various functions in-house. B2B Marketing

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Perfect time to make a Sales Call in 2020

Valasys

With 2020 right around the corner, the most obvious question in the minds of the B2B marketers remains what is the perfect time of the day to make a sales call in 2020? The key takeaway being if you get a sales lead – respond promptly. B2B Marketing

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5 Marketing Metrics that Matter to Your CEO

Hubspot

Yesterday, we presented an “Intro to Marketing Metrics” webinar , focusing on the five metrics that matter to your CEO. We discussed some of the challenges that marketers face tying their efforts to revenue, as well as the general uncertainty there is out there when it comes to metrics. Conversion rates - meaning, how good is marketing at getting people interested? Qualified lead volumes, how good is marketing at sustaining interest and engagement?

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Benefits of Content Personalization for B2B Marketers

Valasys

Benefits of Content personalization for B2B marketers are innumerable as it is the future-proof way for the marketers to attract, engage, convert as well as retain the customers in an era of digitization of everything. Furthermore, Gartner’s research shows that spending on ad & marketing technology is at the highest, amounting to a stunning 29% of the total marketing budget, thus, making it the single largest area of investment. B2B MarketingPrologue.

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Top 10 Email Marketing Tools & Why You Need Them

Valasys

Email Marketing always has been the most effective means of communication for businesses. To aid the effectiveness of email marketing & maximize the ROI from the email marketing endeavors, several email marketing tools came into being & eventually evolved to simplify the vital tasks related to email marketing such as personalization, context & timely delivery. Undoubtedly email marketing is one of the best marketing options available.

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How Omnichannel Reputation Management Assists in B2B Branding

Valasys

With the popularity of the internet & social media arose the multi-channel & omnichannel marketing tactics which ultimately obliged & gave birth to the strategies for omnichannel reputation management, together with approaches for managing public relations as an essential part. Before the concept of online omnichannel reputation management picked up, companies used to rely exclusively upon offline word-of-mouth-marketing (WOMM). B2B MarketingPrologue.

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10 Benefits of Employing a Powerful Content Syndication Strategy

Valasys

It’s too often that marketers are worried about increasing SEO or driving traffic that they don’t pay attention to finding sites that match their brand’s messaging and positioning.”. Cost syndication is a cost-effective approach to trigger your content marketing strategies to go further. Syndication is about accentuating your content marketing strategies. Marketers can benefit from both free as well as paid content syndication. Content MarketingPrologue.

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How Many Blog Posts Should a B2B Company Publish Per Week?

Valasys

Well, the answer varies as per the different schools of thought and as per your operative niche, company size, industry & sales & marketing strategies. According to a study by the Content Marketing Institute, about 91% of the marketers are doing content marketing.

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How to Define & Measure Social Media KPIs Part V

Valasys

Having omnipresence in an era of multi-channel marketing is essential for marketers to target the right set of audiences with the right pieces of information to streamline the sales’ conversion cycles. When it comes to social media marketing, marketers need to define social media KPIs to quantify their marketing endeavors. How to define social media KPIs is a question on the mind of every marketer today. Social Media MarketingPrologue.

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How to Define & Measure Social KPIs – Part 4

Valasys

For the B2B brands quantifying the endeavors of their social media marketing endeavors ha always been an important pre-requisite to optimize their marketing endeavors. To analyze whether social media efforts have the right impact on the target market, marketers need to define the vital Social Media KPIs & align it with the short & long-term business objectives of their brands. Source: Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide to LinkedIn). Social Media Marketing

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How to use Account-Based Marketing to Acquire High-Value Customers

Valasys

Prologue: Account-Based Marketing is an approach wherein the B2B companies, particularly those seeking to reach the key decision-makers of specific accounts, prioritize and customize their marketing approaches for converting the most promising potential customers. Account-based marketing (ABM), also known as key account marketing, is a highly orchestrated approach to business marketing. With ABM, marketers can manage who will see their marketing content.

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8 Reasons to Attend “CMO & Future of Marketing Middle East”: A Marketing Summit Sponsored by Valasys Media

Valasys

Sep 2019, will mark the opening of one of the grandest marketing events in the Middle East which will help the marketers delve deeper into the concepts such as the modern scenario of digitized audience experiences & indulgence, intelligent & predictive content strategies & assimilation of data-driven insights into the critical business decisions of the brands. B2B events marketing is a central theme to B2B marketing. B2B Marketing

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How to Incorporate Personalization in the Email Marketing Campaigns

Valasys

Emails are invisible tools in the marketing arsenal of B2B companies. With approximately half of the total population of the world using Email marketing , it certainly is a tool that B2B companies have always relied on for a consolidated return on their marketing investments (ROMIs). Another report by content.myemma.com implies that 59% of the B2B marketers consider emails to be the most effective channel for lead generation. Email Marketing

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21 Steps to be Successful in B2B eCommerce

Valasys

To be successful in B2B eCommerce marketers need to run a B2B eCommerce channel which is inherently complicated as compared to B2C and involves the following challenges: Payment methods are vast including PO., Making the site launch and ongoing marketing a success. Time to market).

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How B2B Marketers can Attract Gen Z to Improve Their Brand Value

Valasys

Several experts argue that the next generation is always smarter & probably we have enough reasons to believe that as well. For a major part of the last decade, the marketers invested numerous time & effort to attract the most inscrutable generation that ruled at our times – the Millennials. Nevertheless, after owning & dominating & some of them even playing the role of marketers in the B2B industry for over a decade, the millennials grew up.

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SEO beyond Search Engine Optimization: Convergence with Content Strategy & Towards a Holistic Strengthening of Digital Capability

Valasys

At a time when the inbound marketing & content marketing strategies were intermingling, to assist the marketers in their bottom-line objective of optimizing the website conversions; other digital realms also started aiding to the standard practices of SEO. The increase in the reach is one of the prime objectives for the marketers worldwide – be they in any specific industry; the other most important being targeting specific prospects. Social Media Marketing

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How to Define & Measure Social KPIs – Part – 2

Valasys

For B2B marketers the social KPIs are paramount to measuring the successes of their social media advertising campaigns. According to Hootsuite, 75% of the B2B businesses market on Twitter. Twitter is one of the most vibrant channels for marketers to run their ad campaigns & for promoting their brands. To turn the brand followers into customers & further into brand advocates, the marketers need to analyze the type of engagement of the audiences on Twitter.

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10 tips to Architect Prevalent B2B Marketing Strategies for Optimized Sales Conversions in 2019

Valasys

Prelude: B2B marketing is an ever-evolving field. Marketers need to constantly upgrade their marketing strategies & can’t really settle for stagnant ones. As soon as, the marketing teams find themselves mastering one particular technic, they might feel overwhelmed to know that the expectations of the buyer personas have evolved. Isn’t B2B marketing tough? Using brand segmentation, brands get more specific about their target market.

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How to Define & Measure Social Media KPIs – Part VI

Valasys

Social Media KPIs form an important part of the marketing endeavors for the brands worldwide. KPIs are the lifelines for social media marketers. Along with the in-built analytics sections for the popular social media platforms, companies also do extensive research to define and measure the Social Media KPIs as parts of their marketing strategies. “How to set Social Media KPIs” remains a vital question at the back of the head of every marketer. Prologue.

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5 Imperatives of B2B Content Marketing

Valasys

Seth Godin, the famous American author & entrepreneur stated the importance of content marketeering as follows: “Content Marketing is all the Marketing that’s left.”. Any business is driven by a sense of awe that needs to be applied across all of its marketing sub-sets, including the content strategies, to inspire innovation. Having the brains for awe is something that lays the foundation for the marketers to introspect & think beyond the established patterns.

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How Content Strategies optimize the number of followers on LinkedIn

Valasys

Moreover, according to a blog by the Hootsuite, 80% of the B2B leads generated on all the Social Media channels, come exclusively through LinkedIn. Therefore, the content marketers need to have high-quality & well-synchronized content strategies in place to attract, engage & convert an increased number of audiences on the platform. The B2B marketers need to have a comprehensive B2B marketing strategy particularly when it comes to content. Prologue.