Marketing Interactions

Create B2B Buyer Personas that Inform Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Interactions

While 89% of B2B marketers have embraced content marketing, only 37% have a documented content marketing strategy, and only 22% say they are extremely successful with their overall approach to content marketing. Market or industry trends, competitor weaknesses, etc.).

A Lack of Customer Advocacy Could Make B2B Buyers Walk Away

Marketing Interactions

B2B Buyers Will Change if Marketers Don’t. And despite the effort B2B marketers are making to roll out more and more content, the impact it’s having with buyers isn’t stellar—in most cases. B2B Marketing b2b buyer engagement b2b buying decisions customer advocacy customer journey

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How to Apply a B2B Buyer Persona to Your Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Interactions

In this post, I’ll discuss how the details of a buyer persona inform a content marketing strategy. Examples: Automate processes to speed time to market by removing inefficient workflows. Due to a market downturn, we need to reduce staff without reducing morale.

A B2B Buyer Persona is Not an Island

Marketing Interactions

If you know me, you know I’m all about creating and using B2B buyer personas to drive content marketing strategy. When built with both qualitative and quantitative data they can help marketers transform the performance of their content marketing programs.

Increase Marketing ROI 10X and Prove It

See how a marketing team demonstrated 10X ROI and increased sales by 35% with marketing automation

The Value of Content Operations for Committed B2B Marketers

Marketing Interactions

Nearly all B2B companies are using content marketing to attract and engage buyers. This is because we haven’t formalized content marketing as a strategy or built sufficient process, workflow, and collaboration around its execution. 37% have a documented content marketing strategy.

The Value of ABM Goes Beyond Marketing

Marketing Interactions

How many marketing meetings have you been in that start with some version of one of the below? While the idea behind Account-Based Marketing (ABM) is not necessarily new, its relatively new name and acronym is picking up a ton of steam in B2B organizations.

Content Marketing Operations Halts Random Acts of Content

Marketing Interactions

One of the biggest values that come with content marketing operations maturity is the ability to say “no” to ad hoc content demands. As B2B marketers have adopted content marketing, many have found themselves on the hamster wheel of content production.

This is What Customer-Centric Marketing Really Looks Like

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See how to create marketing that puts the customer first. That’s true customer-centric marketing. Advocacy & Loyalty Customer Marketing customer centric marketing customer marketing expand marketingCustomer experience is a top priority for many companies.

Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales

Why 78 % of Marketers Struggle with Content Marketing ROI

Act-On

Content marketing has traveled light years since its inception. In fact, the most effective content marketers report allocating 46 percent of their budgets to this type of marketing. Yet, many marketers are still struggling with something very important.

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The 10 most fascinating people in B2B marketing in 2017

Biznology

My list is about the most interesting people that I came across in B2B marketing during 2017. So meet this year’s fascinating B2B marketers, and let’s not forget the outstanding members of my lists in 2016 and 2015. . Katie Martell coined the term “on-demand marketer” to describe herself and her business. Anahi Traba takes B2B marketing to the streets, as CMO of the gigantic construction equipment company Sullair Argentina. Top 10 lists are everywhere this year.

The Top B2B Marketing Trends for 2018 – A Meta-Analysis

Webbiquity

Yet another post about 2018 B2B marketing trends? This piece compiles and analyzes the predictions of more than 100 B2B marketing professionals as published in 10 highly-ranked posts over the past month (best!). Here we go… Content Marketing Trends. But for B2B marketers?

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?

3 Forces Shaping The Future Of B2B Marketing

Tony Zambito

Many executives, particularly Chief Marketing Officers, are in constant pursuit of understanding changing buyer behaviors and markets. In the past ten plus years, we have seen a tumultuous upheaval in both the world of buyers and how marketing is adapting.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

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.

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Marketing Hacks: 10 New Ways to Use Your Marketing Automation Platform

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True or False: Modern marketing departments are dominantly focused on demand generation activities? The lust for leads remains, but marketing’s role has always been broader, and it’s becoming broader still. Marketing is easy to overcomplicate.

Want Better Marketing Automation Results? Think Outside the Inbox

Act-On

When most of us think of marketing automation, we think of email. Automated emails, also called “drip emails,” “drip campaigns,” or “auto-responders,” are the backbone of marketing automation. Marketing automation works, and it works extremely well.

25 Killer Marketing Automation Stats (Pssst! They’re New Ones!)

Act-On

Forget what you heard about marketing automation of the past, check out these brand-spanking-new marketing automation stats.

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7 Common Marketing Mistakes and strategies to avoid them

This white paper addresses the 7 most common challenges marketers hit when marketing products, solutions, or services and offers proven advice on how to avoid these missteps and improve the success of your marketing efforts

5 Smart Ways to Automate Your Marketing

Act-On

It’s a common challenge for marketers today. You want to be like Johnathan Cordeau, the Director of Marketing for Response Mail Express (RME). Marketing automation. Many companies start with a marketing automation pilot program. Writing a massive 40-page marketing automation plan is great, but sometimes it’s better to jump in and fail fast. You’ll need to visualize your marketing systems as a whole. Here’s where marketing automation shines.

The Telltale 8% Drop In Content Marketing Effectiveness

Tony Zambito

The annual Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs B2B Content Marketing Benchmark Study 2016 is quite startling. There is a strong correlation between buyers indicating content received is useless and marketers who believe their content marketing is not effective.

Rethinking Market Strategy In A Digital Economy

Tony Zambito

The primary course of conversation in the past few years for CMO’s and their marketing teams has centered around customer centricity, customer experience, and content marketing. Missing out on important correlations that can illuminate both important customer and market dynamics.

5 Key Differences Between Email Marketing and Marketing Automation

Act-On

You begin to look at the options for marketing software, and. There are hundreds of different marketing software tools out there, most offering some variety of automation, email, and analytical functionality. Email marketing tools track a recipient’s behavior within your email campaign.

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 Plan Your Video Marketing Strategy

Vidyard

You’ve done it, you savvy good-looking marketer. You got the necessary approvals, budget, and executive buy-in to start with video marketing for your brand. Your sales team will share your marketing videos to close more deals faster (alignment for the win, baby!),

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Account-Based Marketing, By the Numbers

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As you may have noticed, account-based marketing is getting a lot of ink, and it’s getting the online version of massive air time. If you want proof that account-based marketing works, take a look at this infographic.

Which Department Owns Influencer Marketing?

Onalytica B2B

Influencer marketing will play a significant role in brands’ 2017 marketing and communication strategies, with 84% of marketers saying they will launch at least one influencer campaign within the next 12 months. Market Positioning.

How to Build a B2B Marketing Team

Webbiquity

The structure of the overall sales and marketing group will vary based on the extent the company is pursuing a high-volume/ low-price model (for example, email service providers or SEO keyword rank tracking tools ) versus a low-volume / high-price model (e.g.,

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The Marketing Landscape: Where Data and Content Merge

Understand the importance of good data and good content and how they work together to help your marketing efforts

Is Influencer Marketing B2B’s Golden Egg Opportunity?

Type A Communications

Branding Marketing Sales ANA Masters of B2B Marketing B2B Marketing Carla Johnson Chicago digital marketing Influencer Marketing Lee Odden Top Rank Marketing Type A Communications

20 Tremendous Digital Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Digital marketing budgets continue to rise, often at the expense of offline advertising spend. But digital marketers must continue to evolve practices as they strive to make their content an asset, rather than an annoyance, to prospective buyers. 5 General Digital Marketing Stats.

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5 Ways Outbound and Inbound Marketing Complement Each Other

Act-On

What kind of marketer are you? That sounds like the beginning of a diverting quiz, but it speaks to a perception among marketers that just may have run its course. If you’re like many marketers right now, you’d answer that question either with “inbound” or “outbound” as your answer.

PPC V Influencer Marketing; Clicks V Sales

Onalytica B2B

Marketing trends are ever-changing as consumers change the way in which they vet brands and approach their decision process. INFLUENCER MARKETING: THE PROS . Influencer marketing drives sales. Influencer marketing has better ROI. Influencer marketing allows for creativity.

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Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel.

Informed Customer Understanding Should Guide Marketing

Tony Zambito

At the start of every year, CMOs and their teams can be besieged by proclamations of the three, four, five, or six things that they must do to succeed in marketing. One thing that is clear is the dynamics of markets, customers, and sellers continue to unfold in new ways.

How to Add a Personal Touch to Your Marketing Automation

Act-On

The days of “one size fits all” marketing are over. Most of us (successfully or not) are really trying to achieve the one to one marketing ideal that Don Peppers and Martha Rogers wrote about more than 20 years ago. And that’s largely thanks to marketing automation.

3 Ways Personalized Marketing Improves the Consumer Experience

Act-On

Find out three killer ways to improve your customer experience with personalized marketing in this blog. Marketing Automation Marketing Strategy marketing personalization personalization personalized marketing

Goal-Directed Marketing: How Marketers Can Help Buyers Achieve Their Goals

Tony Zambito

As digital interactions and media become more intertwined into everyday life, marketers need to respond. Plenty has changed in terms of marketing media in the last fifteen years. Additionally, the effectiveness of B2B content marketing is dropping. coaching by Gilbert Bages.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

A framework comprising of best practices to consider and red flags to avoid