What Is Marketing?

Marketing Insider Group

Let’s face it, to the average business person, marketing equals promotion. Marketing is what you say and how you say it when you want to explain how awesome your product is and why people should buy it. Marketing is an ad. Marketing is a brochure. Marketing Strateg

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5 Key Differences Between Email Marketing and Marketing Automation

Act-On

Do you need an email marketing solution or a marketing automation platform? Here are 5 factors to better understand the difference between email service providers and marketing automation. Email Marketing Marketing Automation email email marketing marketing marketing automation

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Digital marketing requires millennial marketers

Biznology

I fancy myself a pretty good marketer and I know that I have a lot to teach. But I couldn’t survive without working with millennial marketers who are teaching me. The post Digital marketing requires millennial marketers appeared first on Biznology.

Marketing to Millennial Engineers

Industrial Marketing Today

Marketing to millennial engineers requires a deep understanding of the age differences among the engineering workforce. I have talked about this in the past and it was also a key talking point of my presentation at the Industrial Marketing Summit, Content Marketing World 2019.

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Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

Why the Best Marketing Is Adaptive Marketing

Act-On

Adaptive marketing is what happens when you bring in all the biggest trends of marketing right now: personalization, big data, customer-first, real-time.

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27 Amazing Facts about B2B Content Marketing

Act-On

Check out these 27 amazing facts about content marketing and how they impact your marketing and your B2B business this year. Content Marketing

Weathering Market(ing) Uncertainty

Kaon

The BBC reports that an intensified, sustained outbreak of the Coronavirus could halve global market growth this year. In all of these cases, the majority of companies typically reduced spending, particularly affecting marketing budgets. For marketers with any length of experience who have faced uncertain times before, this current situation may present familiar anxiety. Innovative Digital Marketing and Sales Platforms Help to Weather the Storm .

Why Is Marketing Automation Maturity Still Woeful?

The Point

Almost 5 years ago, our agency conducted a survey to determine whether B2B companies were getting maximum value from their investment in marketing automation. Why does marketing automation as a whole continue to suffer from gross underutilization?

Content Marketing and Thought Leadership’s Role in Marketing Transformation

Marketing Insider Group

Marketing transformation isn’t just a buzzword. Marketing has to evolve in order to keep pace with our changing world and shifting customer habits. In any industry, marketers are facing fierce competition and a much more educated buyer. Content Marketing

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

Three Top Challenges for B2B Tech Marketers

Webbiquity

If your team is like most B2B marketing groups, you’ve likely faced one or even all of the challenges below. While offline channels (print, radio, direct mail) are still used, marketing dollars are increasingly moving online. Content has become the cornerstone of B2B marketing.

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How to Market an Event: 15 Event Marketing Tips

Marketing Insider Group

These event marketing tips will help you get the word out about your event, reach the right audience, and build buzz for your conference, trade show, or corporate event in the run-up to its launch. Quick Takeaways An integrated marketing strategy is essential to maximize […].

Marketing 101: What Is Content Marketing?

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing, when you peel away all the layers of techniques, trends, and possibilities, is a business opportunity. Unlike other methods, there is something special that makes content marketing stand out as the golden boy of modern marketing. Content Marketing

What Marketers Can Learn From Digitally Native Brands

Marketing Insider Group

The post What Marketers Can Learn From Digitally Native Brands appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy digitally native brands marketing marketing strategy omnichannel marketing Online marketing Retail retail marketing

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Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

3 Quick Marketing Tactics B2B Marketers Can Borrow from B2C

Marketing Insider Group

B2B marketing has a bad reputation. Marketing materials targeted at businesses are not exactly known for their innovative and exciting ideas. Research shows that B2B marketers are lagging behind their B2C peers in several areas, including technology use, analytics, and innovation.

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Report: 91% of Marketers Now Believe Influencer Marketing is Definitively Effective

KoMarketing Associates

As more marketers look for ways to resonate with their target audience, new research shows that they are putting more effort into influencer marketing as a tactic. The Ongoing Growth of Influencer Marketing.

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Content Marketing And Local SEO For B2B Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Is there an intersection between content marketing and local SEO for B2B businesses? The post Content Marketing And Local SEO For B2B Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Report: Video Marketing and ABM Remain Popular Among B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

As 2019 continues to roll on, new research suggests that video marketing and account-based marketing (ABM) strategies will grow in prominence, specifically among B2B marketers. In terms of which trends are looming, influencer marketing strategy (48 percent) is gaining ground.

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Forrester Research Report: How Sales and Marketing Intelligence Drive Improved Business Outcomes

In 2019, DiscoverOrg commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate sales and marketing intelligence practices in the B2B space. The primary takeaway? Forrester found only 1.2% of companies achieved a score indicating maturity in data management practices. However, organizations are fighting back - and winning.

What is Content Marketing?

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing is a strategic marketing and business process focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience, and ultimately, to drive profitable customer action. The post What is Content Marketing?

How Marketing Automation Makes Businesses Smarter

Act-On

Today's advanced marketing automation platforms can become a company's primary engagement tool when integrated with their website, social media accounts, CRM, and a host of other applications. Marketing Automation

Digital Marketing Best Practices for Insurance Companies

Act-On

Read this blog to learn more about digital marketing best practices for insurance companies and how to implement them at your agency. Demand and Lead Generation Lead Management Marketing Automation

Report: Marketing Automation Incentives are Fueling Marketers’ Success

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers don’t always have incentives to use more automation to drive their activities, but those who do often see more benefits across the board, according to new research. Marketers’ Success with Email Marketing Automation.

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3 Mistakes Organizations Make While Developing ABM Programs

While B2B research suggests organizations are thriving through successful ABM programs, getting just one campaign off the ground is more difficult than it seems. From building an account universe to understanding to orchestrating sales and marketing alignment around touchpoint and messaging, there are a number of variables to consider before launching a program.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2018

Act-On

Planning your marketing for 2018? Add something from each one of these eight B2B marketing trends if you want to keep up with (or ace) your competitors.

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Inbound Marketing or Outbound? Which is the Winner?

Act-On

The marketing industry has been buzzing about the rise of inbound marketing and the decline of outbound marketing over the last several years. But are marketing teams really migrating away from outbound marketing?

How Creative Marketers Can Get What They Need From Data

Marketing Insider Group

The best marketing is no different. To be effective for its audience, creative marketing needs to be data-led—but the data deluge can be overwhelming. Data is incredibly powerful, and it can do wonderful things in the hands of a capable marketer.

2019 Content Marketing Survey: Marketers Focus On Content Creation

Marketing Insider Group

2018 was quite a year for content marketing! As is true with technology, content marketing has evolved at a rapid pace. The post 2019 Content Marketing Survey: Marketers Focus On Content Creation appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead

61% of B2B Marketers with a Content Marketing Strategy Have Seen Improved Performance

KoMarketing Associates

More B2B marketers are finding opportunities via content marketing , but new research suggests that they still face challenges when it comes to achieving their top objectives. That being said, B2B marketers still face a number of challenges when it comes to content.

Email Marketing Automation Strategies to Optimize Your Marketing Funnel

SendX

One option that you may have never thought to use is email marketing automation. Understanding Email Marketing Automation – What You Need to Know Before diving into how to make the most of email automation to nurture your leads, you need to better understand what this is.

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My Top 3 Content Marketing Case Studies

Marketing Insider Group

While innovation and thinking outside the box are important for success in marketing, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel every time. By studying the best content marketing examples, we can learn the most effective techniques and take inspiration to use in our own content marketing strategy.

How Industrial Distributors Can Use Content Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

Content marketing for industrial distributors can be very challenging. Read more The post How Industrial Distributors Can Use Content Marketing by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

The Key to Marketers’ Happiness

Speaker: Matt Snodgrass, Director of Marketing for MarketingProfs

Every year marketers are bombarded by research that covers the top tools, hottest trends, and latest marketing ideas, but there's almost no research that focuses on the marketer as a person. Very little of that focuses on YOU. Until now. Join MarketingProfs Director of Marketing Matt Snodgrass as he recaps the findings from the latest MarketingProfs Marketer Happiness Report!

A Guide to Content Marketing by Generation

Marketing Insider Group

For your marketing messages to be successful, it’s essential that you tailor them to your different audiences and markets. Generational” marketing is the term coined for segmenting and targeting your markets by age rather than other demographics such as gender, location, or income.