Jonah Berger’s 3 Social Influence Secrets That All Sales And Marketing Teams Should Know

Influitive b2b

No one likes to think they’re being influenced by others when they buy something or make a career choice. The truth is that you are swayed by your environment (the things you see and hear), and the people in your life (friends, family, peers—even strangers on the subway). We’re all individuals with independent thoughts, right?

The 3 Golden Rules of Peer-to-Peer Social Sharing

Modern B2B Marketing

by Dayna Rothman One of the best ways to engage your audience is by providing them with a compelling reason to share your message across social networks in a way that is natural and seamless. So how do you get your audience to engage and share?

The Power of Peer-to-Peer Amplification for Marketers [Video Motion Graphic]

Modern B2B Marketing

I happened to be looking for a solid mic to take with me on the road for interviewing marketing thought leaders for the Marketo blog and rock n roll bands for the music blog I write in my spare time (shameless plug), so this seemed like the perfect solution.

New Report: Improve The B2B Buying Process With Social Proof Marketing

Influitive b2b

With the wide array of technology options available, and the ability to easily get opinions from peers online, buyers have a lot of choice and information at their disposal. And they’re using this power to independently narrow down vendors long before they reach out to salespeople.

How To Balance The Risks And Returns Of Your B2B Marketing Investments

Influitive b2b

If you’re a B2B marketing executive, you have to fill a number of roles: Leader. You have a million and one ways to spend your budget in attempts to move the needle, one lead at a time. How do you know when to take risks and which investments will pay off?

What CMOs Really Think About Account-Based Marketing

Modern Marketing

But what are modern CMOs considering as they attempt to implement effective ABM programs at scale? As part of that survey, the research sought to discover how essential ABM is to B2B marketing leaders and where they see ABM fitting into the marketing programs of tomorrow.

Matt’s App of the Week: Voray

Heinz Marketing

Most have to do with sales, marketing and productivity. Field events can be a critical component of your B2B marketing channel mix, especially if you’re trying to gain attention and engagement with high-demand senior decision makers. One of the best event formats we’ve seen work for the past 1-2 years is a highly-curated set of peers at a classy dinner. A lightly moderated topical discussion over dinner, drinks and peer-to-peer networking.

Exploring the World of Blockchain Transactions

Buzz Marketing for Technology

” In my last post, we delved a little into the topic of blockchains, those public ledgers that allow digital currencies like bitcoin and others to be sent to others as a form of payment. Transactions in a public blockchain have to be broadcast across the whole network.

How Data-Driven Are Today’s Modern CMOs?

Modern Marketing

CMOs must challenge their teams to interpret and then take actionable steps toward using data to drive marketing strategies. The results of this survey led to some surprising findings about the data-driven efforts of today’s CMOs and their teams.

What is a Reputation Management System & Do You Need One?

Modern Marketing

Most Marketers today are looking at new ways to improve brand advocacy through online crowd sourcing platforms. Prospects are expected to buy on platforms with a larger volume of reliable reviews. Participants work hard to achieve these awards, titles, likes etc.

Listen. Ask. Share. It’s Time For Agile Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

According to Sandra Zoratti, the VP of Marketing at Ricoh, agile marketing is all speed, collaboration and taking an iterative approach to marketing. I love to create. In college, I switched my major from Marketing to Chemical Engineering so that I could solve problems.

Twitter and B2B: don't be fooled by the silent majority

BaseOne

This fact, according to the widely quoted recent report by Harvard Business School , "implies that Twitter resembles more of a one-way, one-to-many publishing service than a two-way, peer-to-peer communication network".

Keep It Simple and 4 More Things I Learned at the 2016 CMO Club Europe Summit

Modern Marketing

The objectives for the day were set out early on: To help CMOs solve their biggest problems. To enable CMOs to build real peer to peer relationships. To have fun. Don’t forget to keep things simple and focused on the business.

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New Heights for the Outreach Customer Community. Introducing: The Peak

Outreach

We’re excited to announce some big news surrounding our customer community! The purpose of the community is for Outreach customers to freely exchange tips, tricks, thoughts, and feedback, as well as pose questions about the Outreach products and business. Peer Advice.

KEO Marketing’s Sheila Kloefkorn Appointed Facilitator of Arizona Technology Council’s 2016 Marketer’s Network

KEO Marketing

Exclusive Peer-To-Peer Group of Marketers Help Each Other Solve Marketing and Sales Challenges . Kloefkorn will leverage her extensive business background to help create a successful forum in which marketing executives receive trusted advice from their peers.

How Video is Reviving Culture for Remote Employees

Vidyard

Today, 63% of workers are remote (for at least one day per week) according to The New York Times , up from 34% in 2005. ” With no commute or line-of-sight supervision, employees had time to handle personal matters and were overall more productive.

Message Personas: 40 Questions for your Buyer Personas

Reachforce

Your Message Persona, that’s the touchy feely pieces you need to really connect with your buyer and ensure your message doesn’t fall on deaf ears. Here’s a list of 40 questions to ask your target personas: Demographics: Who are you? What attracted you to your current job?

How Small Businesses Could Start Using Blockchain in the Near Future

Aberdeen

There may also be considerable potential for small businesses to use it in certain niches. You don’t want to identify a hammer and then go looking for nails,” says Brownworth. User Authentication: Making Peer-to-Peer Services Safer.

Virtual Presence: How to Engage a Distracted Virtual Audience

Launch Marketing

CEO & Executive Coach Rasheryl McCreary led a Citrix Webinar with loads of helpful tips to revitalize your virtual meetings via revamping your virtual presence. Many of her ideas translate to in-person meetings as well. What do they have to gain on the call?

B2B Social Marketing Universe: The Vast Anatomy of a Successful Campaign [Infographic]

Modern B2B Marketing

Businesses that understand the importance of adding social elements to their marketing campaigns empower customers and prospects to share with their networks. This peer-to-peer word of mouth messaging is highly trusted and very effective in amplifying the impact of your campaigns.

7 Top Crowdfunding Sites for Nonprofits and Higher-Ed Institutions

Hubspot

Now that you’re excited to get on the crowdfunding bandwagon , you need the tools that best fit your organization or school to execute a successful online campaign. Before evaluating these or any other platforms, remember these three things to look for: Who uses the platform?

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Are You Ready For The Sharing Economy? Interview With Jeremiah Owyang

Marketing Insider Group

And it is forcing all businesses to re-think how we manage resources and take advantage of new business and social networks. In the latest installment of our Future of Networks interview series, we spoke to Jeremiah Owyang ( @ jowyang ).

Digital Learning: Beyond the copycat model

Biznology

As organizations progress through their digital transformation journey, one of the areas that have the biggest potential to be revolutionized by a novel approach is Enterprise Learning. They can, and they will, for years to come.

B2B Marketers still struggle with lead nurturing

Biznology

I thought it was widely understood by now that staying in touch with a prospect who has shown some interest in your product or service can triple, even quadruple, lead-to-sales conversion rates. I was struck by the mere 35% of responders who say nurturing is essential to their business.

6 Ways to Include Customers in Your Content

Modern B2B Marketing

After all, they provide the revenue to keep your establishment running strong—the fuel to your engine, the peanut butter to your jelly, the milk to your mustache—too much? The best way to capitalize on this is by including your customer in your content marketing strategy.

How to Turn Customers Into Brand Promoters on Facebook [Infographic]

Hubspot

To read more content like this, subscribe to Ecommerce. Not only has Facebook sent volumes of friend traffic to ecommerce stores, this traffic has converted at a high rate, boosting retailers’ profits. Encourage customers to perform social sharing of purchases.

What would Eric Clapton say about marketing technology if he were coming to MarTech?

chiefmartech

While Slowhand sadly won’t be coming to the MarTech stage next month, we do have a pretty amazing line up of marketing experts, executives, and seasoned practitioners who will show you how they use it. How is blockchain really going to impact marketing over the next year, no BS?

How blockchain technology will revolutionize advertising

chiefmartech

To download the free e-book, please click here. One Forrester analyst claims that publishers who remove middlemen can increase CPM from $1 to $5. To top it all off, bots inflicted $7.2 Awareness is critical and advertising is a necessary component to driving consideration.

A Quick Guide to Snapchat for Nonprofits

Hubspot

The popular photo-sharing and messaging app is becoming so big that even other social networks - like Facebook and Instagram - are beginning to incorporate their own versions of Snapchat's unique features. Snap to it. Swiiiiiipe right or ask us how to find it

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Customer Advocacy: How to Create Campaigns That Create Community

SnapApp

With so much emphasis on gaining new leads and new exposure, it can be easy to neglect campaigns that focus on the power of strong customer advocacy. So what’s a marketer to do? Want to start planning your new interactive content campaign?

How to Run a Successful Time-Based Crowdfunding Campaign

Hubspot

We also took it a step further and focused on the four phases of time-based peer-to-peer campaigns (vs. Rolling, or year-round, campaigns are great types of campaigns in which to utilize inbound marketing tactics. This phase is all about bringing people to your campaign.

People Make 80% Larger Nonprofit Donations in December [INFOGRAPHIC]

Hubspot

People are already in the "giving" mood, and with many trying to get their donations in before the end of the year for tax deduction purposes, there's no better opportunity for nonprofit marketers to make sure their particular cause is top of mind. Click infographic to enlarge.).

Customer Advocacy: How to Create Campaigns That Create Community

SnapApp

With so much emphasis on gaining new leads and new exposure, it can be easy to neglect campaigns that focus on the power of strong customer advocacy. . So what’s a marketer to do? Want to start planning your new interactive content campaign?

Hindsight 20/20 Series: 4. Your social business platform as a shopping mall

Biznology

Otherwise, instead of solving a problem, you are simply adding to it by fragmenting the communications framework even further. What is the real unique benefit your social platform brings to your organization that you didn’t have before it?

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The Skinny on Lead Nurturing - 11 Experts Weigh In (part 1 of 2)

ViewPoint

I feel so strongly that nurturing needs to be a focus, I asked a panel of 11 experts to weigh in on the best lead nurturing programs (and processes) and what to expect in the coming year. First to respond was Carlos Hidalgo , CEO and Principal at ANNUITAS.

Top Tips For Successful Community Building on Twitter

Modern B2B Marketing

Are you struggling to build a strong community for your business on Twitter? Their activities work to inspire identification with their brand and empower social customers to act, which translates into a willingness to purchase and spend. It’s time to embrace this feature!

Are Community Forums Good for Manufacturers and Industrial Companies?

Industrial Marketing Today

According to a survey done by GlobalSpec (Social Media Use in the Industrial Sector – 2011), 33% of industrial companies provide an online discussion community for customers, and 32% provide one internally for employees. s “From One Engineer to Another®” blogs.

Blockchain-based digital tokens: the new brand logo?

chiefmartech

The following is a follow-up guest post by Jeremy Epstein , CEO of Never Stop Marketing , to his previous articles on blockchain marketing and blockchain brand promises. To put it in context, a Bitcoin is simply a digital token that gives you a right to participate in the Bitcoin network.

Video & Marketing Automation: One Marketer’s Tale

Sharpspring

People want to consume video, and we need to meet them there when we’re promoting our marketing automation platform. I had cut my teeth on video marketing in a previous role where I had the comfort of an in-house videographer and a long runway to deliver.

3 Reasons Why Video is Ideal for Internal Communications

Vidyard

According to Hubspot , 87% of marketers use it and according to Google , 50% of customers expect it. Video allows you to get your point across in less time. Are you starting to see the possibilities?

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