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Asking “Why” Makes Your Marketing Content More Effective

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This post is short and sweet, but it also highly important to your success as a B2B marketer. Marketing Content marketing messageAs someone […].

The Evolving Journey of the B2B Buyer

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The post The Evolving Journey of the B2B Buyer appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. Daniel Heimlich posted the following photo on his LinkedIn page. Not sure who the conference speaker was, but the five […].

Crisp Sales and Marketing Execution – A Key to B2B Success

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Planning is great, and having the right marketing and sales strategies in place is imperative, but it can be for […]. Marketing Strategy Sales and Marketing Marketing Execution

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Six Ways Marketing Can Shrink the Sales Cycle

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I often talk about how B2B marketing and lead-to-revenue (L2R) can be massively beneficial to enabling your sales team to […]. Sales Cycle Sales Enablement B2B sales cycle

7 Inspiring B2B Marketing Campaigns

Must-See Examples of Marketing Success That You Can Replicate

For B2B Companies, Selling Better is Not the Answer

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The post For B2B Companies, Selling Better is Not the Answer appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. When challenged, we humans have a tendency to resort to the known and familiar path (not taking “the road less […].

B2B Sales and Marketing Trends for 2015

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At the beginning of each year, my team and I publish a report on significant trends in B2B sales and marketing. We see many B2B companies adopting an end-to-end marketing and sales framework that: Attributes new revenue to specific lead sources.

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The B2B Marketing Valley of Death

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B2B MarketingAs an entrepreneur who has been both the recipient and provider of angel investment funds, I really enjoyed a recent […].

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The Marketing and Sales Gap of Disappointment

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Marketing and SalesThe leads and customers you get this month may not come from something you did this month, but rather something […].

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

B2B Marketing. Pressure to demonstrate ROI: the great recession and subsequent slow recovery have forced B2B marketers to do more with less, and do. Never flush with cash in the first place, B2B marketing groups have been. Marketers need to take the. marketing, revenue.

B2B Sales and Marketing Trends for 2016

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At the end of each year, my team and I publish a report on the major B2B marketing and sales […]. The post B2B Sales and Marketing Trends for 2016 appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. Marketing Trends B2B Marketing B2B Sales

Secure Your Share of Rising B2B Marketing Budgets

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The press release announcing Gartner’s 2016-2017 Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Spend Survey showed that marketing budgets rose for the third […]. B2B Marketing Marketing Budget

Seven Things You Can Do (or Not Do) to Increase Marketing Success

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One of the good things about being a B2B marketing practitioner for so long is the perspective it gives me […]. Marketing Marketing Success

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Can You Really Use Marketing to Shrink the B2B Sales Cycle?

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The post Can You Really Use Marketing to Shrink the B2B Sales Cycle? appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. It seems at least once a week that I talk to a B2B company about how to shrink their sales […]. B2B Sales Sales Cycle Sales Model B2B sales cycle

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

B2B Marketing. Pressure to demonstrate ROI: the great recession and subsequent slow recovery have forced B2B marketers to do more with less, and do. Never flush with cash in the first place, B2B marketing groups have been. Marketers need to take the. marketing, revenue.

Attracting More B2B Buyers by Focusing on Their Interests

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The post Attracting More B2B Buyers by Focusing on Their Interests appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. B2B Buyer Demand Generation Marketing FocusWhat problems are your buyers looking to solve? Like you, I’m frequently bombarded by online ads and self-promoting emails […].

Don’t Break the NEW Rules of B2B Sales and Marketing

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Those of us who have worked in B2B sales and marketing for some time agree that the rules have changed. […]. B2B Sales Sales and Marketing

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How Do Potential B2B Buyers Find You?

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appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. B2B Buyer B2B Marketing Pull MarketingThere are hundreds of articles, blogs and papers on the subject of finding B2B prospects. The conversation goes something like […]. The post How Do Potential B2B Buyers Find You?

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Are You Practicing Sales Enablement or Sales Disablement?

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We marketers like to think we are making a big contribution to revenue, but in fact, we may be doing […]. Sales Enablement Service Level Agreement

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

B2B Marketing. Pressure to demonstrate ROI: the great recession and subsequent slow recovery have forced B2B marketers to do more with less, and do. Never flush with cash in the first place, B2B marketing groups have been. Marketers need to take the. marketing, revenue.

How CEOs Can Improve the Value of Sales and Marketing Efforts

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CEOs have likely already conferred with their leadership teams about how they will deliver sales- and marketing-fueled growth for this […]. Marketing Sales Sales and Marketing

Entrepreneur or Not – You Need to Read This

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The post Entrepreneur or Not – You Need to Read This appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. If you are a corporate wage earner — as I was for much of my working life — you may […]. Entrepreneur

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Hard Facts About B2B Marketing and Sales

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One of the most frustrating things about being a B2B marketing and/or sales professional is that there are circumstances and […]. B2B Marketing

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B2B Content Marketing That Drives Results

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There is a lot of buzz in the air about content marketing. Whether your goals are to increase market awareness, drive website traffic, build lead generation, or improve sales funnel conversion, understanding how to create copy that delivers results is fundamental to achieving success.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

Nine Critical Criteria For Selecting Lead-to-Revenue Technology

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CRM Lead-to-Revenue Marketing Automation lead-to-revenue My team and I write lots of content for our B2B clients. We also keep our own content stream flowing […].

How to Validate Your B2B Go-to-Market Plan

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The post How to Validate Your B2B Go-to-Market Plan appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. Marketing Plan Sales Model b2b Go-to-Market Market PlanMy team and I are often asked to comment on – or do a more formal evaluation of – a […].

How to Rejuvenate a Troubled B2B Brand

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Validate the congruence and market readiness for the new brand position. Two months ago, I wrote an article titled The Economic Value of Your Company Brand.

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Marketing Technology – Your Best Friend or Nightmare?

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One of the most important enablers of an effective lead-to-revenue framework is marketing technology, which, combined with CRM and a […]. The post Marketing Technology – Your Best Friend or Nightmare? appeared first on Great B2B Marketing.

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The B2B Demand Gen Marketing Playbook

To build integrated, data-driven programs, demand gen marketers need diverse, compelling content at every stage of the buyer's journey

Are You Marketing to Gain or Pain?

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As a marketing or sales professional, you have a choice in how you message your company and its offerings, with […]. Marketing Content

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The Tao of B2B Buying Behavior – Why Emotion Trumps Logic

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The post The Tao of B2B Buying Behavior – Why Emotion Trumps Logic appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. B2B Buying B2B Marketing B2B BuyerI’ve always wanted to use the word “Tao” in a blog post because the term has such profound (albeit esoteric) […].

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How to Beat Larger Competitors at B2B Marketing and Sales

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This is equally true in smaller market segments. I’ve spent a lot of my career as a so-called market “underdog.” Despite their large budgets, the people inside the massive companies may not be the brightest and the best marketers. The same is true in B2B marketing.

Showcase Your Expertise – Increase Your Market Value

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B2B Marketing market valueMeg Rye, head of Design Recruitment at Facebook in the U.K., posted the following letter on LinkedIn. The letter was […].

Flip My Funnel - Guide To B2B Account Based Marketing

As modern B2B marketers, we have been lucky enough to witness some of the most dramatic shifts in marketing strategies and technologies

How to Achieve Expert Status in B2B Marketing and Sales

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B2B Marketing Expert Status B2B SalesOn my last post, I talked about the huge difference between companies and individuals who are considered experts, versus those […].

11 Rules You Must Follow to Be a LinkedIn Marketing Master

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At my company, Fusion Marketing Partners, we have a policy of not spending money on marketing or sales. We are “pull” (inbound) marketers to the core and this philosophy has served us well. Of course, we do lots of “push” (outbound) marketing for clients, but we try to move them in the direction of pull marketing in order to drive awareness and leads up and drive new customer acquisition costs down. LinkedIn Marketing Social Media Social Media Marketing

How B2B Marketing Supports Sales Enablement

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This is terrific because the marketing department should […]. B2B Marketing Sales Effectivness Sales Enablement Sales Growth Sales effectiveness There is a lot of industry buzz around the term “sales enablement.”

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Six Fast Ways to Improve Your B2B Copy

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As my recent blog post, Do Multiple Authors Create Better Marketing Content , points out, too many cooks in the B2B copy kitchen can spoil the broth. Why is it that most marketers are keen to keep on writing fluff and using gobbledygook?

How to Leverage Content Marketing to Power Your B2B Marketing Automation Funnel

Engage customers, increase upsells, boost revenue and save precious time -- these are the benefits of marketing automation. Generate more leads. Better leads. And content fuels it all