7 Tips for Strategic B2B Marketing Planning

Marketing Insider Group

Every marketer needs to align their marketing plans to the strategic goals of their business – it’s a critical component of Marketing Performance Management. In fact, our research at Allocadia found that companies with strong growth are 2X more likely to align marketing KPIs directly to their contribution to the business, underscoring the need for all marketing […].

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6 Things to Consider When Creating Your 2017 Marketing Plan

Act-On

While the holidays are are in full swing, it’s time to start making some concrete plans for your 2017 marketing team. It may seem late in the game, but it’s definitely not too late to create a solid marketing plan for the new year. Here are some guidelines to help you check all the boxes on your marketing plan and knock 2017 out of the park. The best place to start planning for the future is to look at the past.

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The 7 Building Blocks of a Solid Content Marketing Plan

ScribbleLive

Marketers are creating more content than ever. According to the Content Marketing Institute , 77% of B2C companies and 70% of B2B companies surveyed say that they are creating more content than they did just a year ago. Content marketing is tough.

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The Benefits of a One-Page B2B Marketing Plan

B2B Marketing Traction

This is the time when many organizations and businesses are thinking about planning and budgeting for the next year. A one-page plan for managing and executing planned marketing is something I’ve used successfully for my business and for my clients.

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Six Key Components of a High Performance Marketing Plan

Act-On

So, we as marketers have a new challenge. Plan to keep customers front and center. The first step to creating a high performance marketing plan is to commit to using five distinct objectives to orient your marketing plan throughout the buyer’s journey.

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4 Dimensions of Effective B2B Marketing Plans

Modern Marketing

by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes courtesy of Liz Pate , the marketing communications manager at Bulldog Solutions , a marketing technology company that provides software and agency services to BtoB enterprises. Collaborative Planning.

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5 Tips for Building a High-Performance Marketing Plan

Act-On

As a modern marketer, you have a lot on your to-do list: build the brand, get leads into the funnel, and help keep those customers when it’s time to renew. Moving forward, each piece of content its marketing team creates would be influenced by that theme.

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Five Ways to Keep Your Marketing Plan on Track

Webbiquity

As a business owner, I really enjoy working with my marketing team. I find their creativity and flexibility to be inspiring and they work hard to develop great strategic plans with detailed timelines. Those are great ideas, but if we add them on now we’ll be behind with our plan.

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Why You Need a Living Marketing Plan

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You worked hard on your marketing plan. But once you left that room, what happened to the plan? Marketing Planning Hive9 B2B marketing strategy

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Agility in Marketing Planning

Hive9

Think back on particular plans you’ve made in your life – both in business and in your personal life. Marketing Planning Hive9 B2BHow often do they play out exactly as you intended?

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5 Reasons to Create an Integrated Marketing Plan

Hive9

Enterprise marketing organizations employ a lot of people for different types of work. But if the sophisticated pieces of your marketing plan don’t all fit together, you won’t see the results you need. Marketing Planning Hive9 Integrated Marketing

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Where does Google+ fit into your B2B Marketing plans? [infographic]

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Have you made Google Plus a part of your marketing strategy yet? This handy guide will show you exactly why Google Plus is such a useful tool for businesses and B2B marketing. Don’t wait any longer, make Google + a part of your business plans today!

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Aligning To Revenue: A Complete Marketing Planning Process

bizible

Very often marketers are disconnected from corporate goals. They execute and optimize on an island, disconnected from revenue performance measurement and corporate planning. Clearly, marketing execution, measurement and planning need to be connected. The market is small.

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Jumpstart your 2017 Marketing Plan with these 10 Tips

Marketing Insider Group

In January, many businesses sit down to review and renew their marketing plan. It takes time to build a good plan, so instead of waiting […]. The post Jumpstart your 2017 Marketing Plan with these 10 Tips appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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Is Your Marketing Plan the Right One?

Hive9

Planning is the first step toward successful campaigns. That’s not the sort of topic marketing professionals debate, rather, it’s the kind of thing we all treat as common knowledge. But it’s also one of those things marketing departments never quite manage to sit down and actually do.

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

bizible

Building an annual B2B marketing plan is no simple task. The plan must provide a strategy to transform business objectives into marketing priorities and goals, while outlining how to execute and reach those goals. created “ The Marketing-Plan-on-a-Page Template.”

Which of the 4 Types of B2B Marketing Plans Fits You Best?

Marketri

As it turns out, marketing plans aren’t that different than special life occasions. Just as the nuances of a wedding dictate what guests should wear, a company’s goals and circumstances direct what type of marketing plan it needs to grow.

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Industrial Marketing Plan: A 3-Phase Approach

Industrial Marketing Today

As we go deeper into Q4 with the holidays right around the corner, most industrial companies start to think about their industrial marketing plan for next year. As an industrial marketing consultant, I’m often asked by clients the best way to approach this important planning task.

Top 10 Reasons Why Video Should Take a Leading Role in Your Content Marketing Plan

Vidyard

It’s no secret that the use of video in content marketing is on the rise. In fact, YouTube is now the second largest search engine on the web and while video marketing is frequently an afterthought, its value demands a front-runner position in your content marketing plan.

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A Marketing Plan is not Marketing Strategy

TaylorMadeIn KEW

Do we really understand the difference between strategy and plans in B2B? I ask the question because lately I’ve been listening to a lot of marketers use the two interchangeably and incorrectly. . Much to my surprise, strategy and plan are synonyms in the Oxford English Dictionary.

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Sales and Marketing Plans Need to be Aligned

Great B2B Marketing

As a B2B marketing outsource provider, my team and I usually work very closely with the sales department at our client companies. The goal is to achieve effective alignment between what the marketing and sales teams are doing: driving to a common goal and reaching agreed-upon revenue targets.

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What Does a Content Marketing Plan Look Like?

Type A Communications

September 22, 2015 by Michael Brenner Whether you are new to content marketing or not, developing a successful content marketing strategy can be very challenging and time-consuming. Content Marketing Content Strategy Marketing content marketing content strategy

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Four Things to Add to Your Marketing Plan

B2B Marketing Traction

Now more than ever B2B marketers must focus on their existing and prospective customers. Here are four key things you need to focus on your customers in your marketing plan for next year. What’s in your marketing plan for next year?

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Why Many a B2B Marketing Plan Goes to Waste

Marketri

If your company has invested in a good strategic marketing plan , it’s safe to assume that the plan will be enacted. Strategic Marketing Plans B2B Marketing Strategies B2B Strategy B2B Marketing Planning

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Why Budgeting Requires Better Marketing Planning

Hive9

Budget allocation, to some degree, is part of every marketer’s role. While different at varying levels of authority, the process is never easy. Hive9

4 Ways to Make Your Strategic Marketing Plan Better

Marketri

B2B Marketing Plans B2B Marketing Strategies Strategic Marketing ConsultingWe’ve all hit those problems. The stifling sort, that puzzle and stump, that confound and frustrate. But we’ve also experienced moments of solution.

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How Marketers in 2017 do Marketing Planning [State of Pipeline Marketing Data]

bizible

For the first time, in the 2017 State of Pipeline Marketing Report , we asked marketers how they do planning. They answered questions about budget, planning metrics, confidence in hitting revenue goals and ROI. of responses from those marketers compared to just 50.6%

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Is Your Marketing Plan SMART?

B2B Marketing Traction

One Page Marketing Plan. If there is one thing I’ve learned as a marketing consultant, strategic marketing plans must be SMART to be successful. Especially in tough economic times, they have limited resources to spend on marketing. Tweet.

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Steps to Get Your Marketing Plan Under Way

Reachforce

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a bourgeoning startup, marketing strategies compose the very heart of your operation. When looking to develop an effective marketing strategy, you need to approach the process strategically; the goal is to implement an effective strategy from the start.

[Interview] How B2B CMOs Manage and Develop Marketing Plans 

bizible

We recently published our first issue of Fast CMO magazine and in doing so learned a great deal about how today’s B2B CMOs approach marketing planning. Fast CMO magazine is a compilation of interview stories featuring marketing executives from B2B companies. Market Share Data.

Should your B2B Marketing Plan Include Company Personas?

Cintell

The idea of creating buyer personas has long been used by marketers to create a human profile of our buyers. Developing company personas means understanding companies in our target market beyond superficial attributes like headcount, revenue size, or location.

What Should You Do if Your Marketing Plan Stalls?

Marketri

Does your professional services firm have an annual marketing plan and budget? Whether you created the plan internally or hired an external marketing consultant, coming up with a strategic and/or tactical marketing plan for your firm is no easy feat.

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B2B Marketing Plan Best Practices: 5 Simple Rules to Follow

Marketri

“We’ve tried a lot of marketing tactics but nothing seems to work.” Most of these companies have a reactive marketing program, which means they don’t have a comprehensive marketing plan to guide their marketing spend.

Create a 1-Page Marketing Plan

B2B Marketing Traction

I like working from a one-page marketing plan for my clients and for my own business, whether or not we have a multi-page written plan as well. One Page Marketing Plan. I list the marketing tasks to be done in a left side column. Tweet.

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22 Free Content Marketing Tools To Drive Your Content Marketing Plans

Marketing Insider Group

One of the content marketing questions I get asked most often is how a small business or even a large business can get started with content marketing with very little or no funding. And finally, I have listed out the free content marketing tools I use for sharing content.

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What Does A Content Marketing Plan Look Like?

Marketing Insider Group

Whether you are new to content marketing or not, developing a successful content marketing strategy can be very challenging and time-consuming. This simple guide can help you overcome the most common problems in content marketing plans and get to a successful and continuous process to deliver successful and rewarding content marketing plans. What Does An Effective Content Marketing Plan Look Like? Step # 1 : Get Buy-in For Your Plan.

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Content Marketing Plan Methodology

Marketing Action

Content marketing is the new “buzz” of today, and for good reason – it works. Identify objectives – Most people go into content marketing without establishing a benchmark, which down the road makes it difficult to track their shortcomings.

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Does Your Law Firm Need More Than One Marketing Plan?

Marketri

When a law firm goes to market, it wants to communicate and engage groups of buyers with similar needs, which is otherwise known as a market segment. Market segmentation is sometimes referred to as “Target Marketing” or “Niche Marketing.”

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Benefits of Marketing Planning Across the Organization

Hive9

Your marketing organization sits down and really does the work of outlining their goals and creating a marketing plan. Then, as the organization’s different departments get mired in the day to day of doing their jobs, the plan is deviated from and ultimately forgotten.

How To Focus On Your Marketing Plan

Marketing Insider Group

The best approach to dealing with uncertainty is to be prepared and to have a plan. It’s that time of year for creating your marketing plan. The Hunter – Gatherer Model One of the biggest mistakes a marketer can make is to create a plan in a vacuum.

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