The Content Factor

Breathe Life into your B2B Marketing Using Humor

The Content Factor

But CIOs are real people with real personality, and I like the innovative approach to show true personality in corporate IT.”. But by then you have hooked them enough with your brand personality, that they should have your undivided attention to help you close the deal.

WHY You Should Avoid Business Jargon and Clichés Like the Plague

The Content Factor

If you don’t truly understand what a person means, how can you believe what they are saying? ” Wait, does that mean everything else is a lie and the person is not typically honest and frank?

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How many licks in your content marketing?

The Content Factor

The person’s plan was to drive people to a landing page, provide a premium piece of thought leadership content (upon the submission of a form), and then turn that “lead” over to sales. Owl, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

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Great Content, But Does It Have Legs?

The Content Factor

But the post got me thinking about one of the most powerful channels: positive word-of-mouth, particularly personal endorsement. Found an interesting post on the MLT Creative blog titled, " Why Top-of-Mind Matters in B2B Marketing. Being memorable, through a consistent message and integrated marketing channels, certainly does help a B2B marketer be "top-of-mind" when it's time for the buyer to buy.

Great Content, But Will it Stick?

The Content Factor

But the post got me thinking about one of the most powerful channels: positive word-of-mouth, particularly personal endorsement. Found an interesting post on the MLT Creative blog titled, " Why Top-of-Mind Matters in B2B Marketing. Being memorable, through a consistent message and integrated marketing channels, certainly does help a B2B marketer be "top-of-mind" when it's time for the buyer to buy.

Building a personal brand? Here’s why you need to ignore SEO

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I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about this idea of “personal branding” in the world today as I prepare to launch an exciting new book called KNOWN: The handbook for building and unleashing your personal brand in the digital age. By Mark Schaefer.

How Personalization Is Changing Content Marketing

Contently

Back in 2015, technology market researcher Gartner published a statistic that sent waves throughout the marketing world: By 2018, companies that have “fully invested in all types of personalization” will outsell companies that have not by 20 percent.

Delivering Results through Content Personalization [Interview]

KoMarketing Associates

Content personalization continues to be a challenge for marketers, as revealed in the “2016 Trends in Personalization” study from Evergage. Although 85 percent of marketers said they were using personalization tactics, 55 percent gave themselves a grade of “C” or lower.

How Personalization Affects Lead Nurturing

B2B Marketing Insider

The post How Personalization Affects Lead Nurturing appeared first on PureB2B. The post How Personalization Affects Lead Nurturing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

Make It Personal: Using Data for Content Personalization

Reachforce

We’ve all been victims of personalization. Whether you find it helpful, creepy, or somewhere in between, personalization isn’t going away – because it works. You receive an email that includes your name, or you’re shown product recommendations based on previous searches.

Personalization Is The Future Of Content Marketing

B2B Marketing Insider

The post Personalization Is The Future Of Content Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. It’s becoming harder and harder to reach today’s consumers. Almost every marketer is creating and sharing new content about their brand every day.

These 7 Brands Take Personalized Marketing to a New Level

Hubspot

They’re my very own personal blogging habits. The retailer, it turned out, was able to predict her pregnancy and subsequently personalize the promotions she received, thanks in large part to a ton of (completely legal) data collection and analysis. 7 Personalized Marketing Examples.

A Special Message for You: The Power of Personalized Marketing

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The answer: relevance and personalization. There’s Power in Getting Personal. Personalized marketing involves targeting your messages, products or services to an individual customer based on data you’ve collected about them (or about a like-minded group of customers).

Can Automated Emails Be Personal?

B2B Marketing Insider

Personal” or “human” are probably not the words you think of when you hear “automated” And essentially, you’re right about that. The post Can Automated Emails Be Personal?

How to Blog for Your Business Using Personality

Writing on the Web

Do you know how to blog for your business using personality yet remaining professional? No, seriously – there’s an ongoing trend to be personal with blogs. If you’re writing for business, you want to connect with your readers by using personal stories.

Chalk Talks: Personalizing Video for Your Sales Outreach

Vidyard

In a world where your prospects are being bombarded by emails, cold calls, and social outreach, personalization and engagement are the new currencies. Put the Person Back in Salesperson. So, how can you get started with personal video today?

Content Personalization Instead of Promotion

B2B Marketing Insider

The post Content Personalization Instead of Promotion appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. With the rise of the Internet, consumers today have access to gazillions of information pieces. Push away push marketing More choices of products and services, brings in the Paradox of Choice.

Your Business Newsletter: What’s Your Brand Personality?

Writing on the Web

The first is an attractive personality. In other words, your brand works when: You develop a distinct brand personality. You repeatedly use personality to establish associations with positive emotions. Three “brand personalities” come to mind: The duck.

Can social media personalities “scale?”

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Social media can really benefit your personal brand. In 2005, I started my personal blog. The dilemma: how do we balance personal connection with the very scalability that makes social media marketing so powerful? Can you scale your personal engagement?

How To Achieve Personalization With Marketing Automation

B2B Marketing Insider

The post How To Achieve Personalization With Marketing Automation appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. What do you think of when you hear the word marketing ‘automation’?

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Your own personal Fappening

Biznology

While the storm surrounding the leak of the intimate and personal photos of 101 starlets, actresses, singers, and athletes seems to be abating, the Gigabytes of collected photos and videos, ranging from PG-13 to X, will never be erased off the Internet.

Personalized content for more effective content marketing

Biznology

In today’s B2B world, your prospects don’t want to hear from you until much later in the buying process, so attracting, engaging and nurturing them until they’re ready to talk to a sales person is no longer a nice way to supplement the top of your funnel. Don’t call them, they’ll call you.

How to Make Audience Segmentation Truly Personal

Act-On

So the big question is: How do you get the right content to the right person? When this is done on an individual level it is called personalization. Our data at BrightInfo shows that companies who use content personalization increase conversion rates by up to 80%.

Personal brand or company brand? The new realities of life online

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I’m not supposed to be part of the news story so how do I build a personal brand? Am I a personal brand or a company brand? So it appears personal branding is in the air these days! Here are a few thoughts on the perils and promise of building a personal brand.

Why (and How) Your Team Should Personalize the Customer Experience

Act-On

That’s why personalization, and optimizing the customer experience have become one of the top goals for marketing teams and their executives. As Ascend2 notes in this survey summary report : Personalization is part of the customer experience. But what about personalization?

Using Link Targeting for Improved Inbox Personalization

Modern Marketing

Currently, the email industry is undergoing another boom with real-time email content - bringing live content and personalization to the inbox. Email marketing has become more contextual and now has the power to personalize messaging as emails open in the inbox.

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3 essential steps to build a powerful personal online brand

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Thanks to the Internet, anybody with the time and willpower can build a powerful personal brand. Every person can find their voice, find their niche. Even if you are comfortably working in a company somewhere, I recommend that everyone devote some time to building a personal brand.

5 Ways to Win with Web Personalization

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Jessica Minasian Here’s a public service announcement for all of my fellow marketers: you should crave web personalization. Web personalization is gaining a lot of traction among marketers and for good reason. Personalized Ad Remarketing.

Personalizing With Purpose

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in CRM eCommerce Personalization. Amazon.com certainly set the gold standard for best practices in personalization—with its unparalleled ability to recognize and deftly exploit consumers’ online browsing and buying habits.

#BADMarketing from Hitachi Personal Finance

Crimson Marketing

The post #BADMarketing from Hitachi Personal Finance appeared first on. Being cute isn’t a quality to look for in a loan provider. But why compare them to a hairless cat? BADMarketing . BADMarketing

Customer Experience, Transformation and Personalization at #MME16

ANNUITAS

Thinking about last week’s Oracle Modern Marketing Experience #MME16, there were three themes that stood out to me – Customer Experience, Digital Transformation and Personalization. Personalization: Personalization and how that relates to content was the final theme for #MME16.

Sailthru Offers End-to-End Omnichannel Personalization for B2C Marketers

Customer Experience Matrix

The corporate home page says “Sailthru makes it easy to personalize every channel for every customer,” which is accurate enough. But plenty of other companies also help with omni-channel personalization. A marketer looking for personalization solutions might add Sailthru to her list of options, but wouldn’t know whether it''s a good or poor fit without digging much deeper. Emails can be personalized using scripts written in Sailthru’s own Zephyr language.

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Put a Little Personality into Selling

Your Sales Management Guru

Put a Little Personality into Selling. The concept of selling based on your buyer’s personality style has been around for a while, but I’m often surprised at how many sales professionals aren’t familiar with it.

Introducing The Definitive Guide to Web Personalization

Modern B2B Marketing

Marketers now know and understand that effective email marketing is targeted and personal. And that’s where web personalization comes in. What Is Web Personalization? The Benefits of Web Personalization. Targeting and Personalization b2b Consumer

Behind the Scenes of Marketing Personalization

Hive9

Hive9 Marketing PersonalizationEvery day we’re marketed to in a fashion that has nothing to do with us. We’ve grown so used to this phenomenon, in fact, that most of us hardly see poorly matched advertisements or emails anymore.

How your personality aligns with social media content types

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I have always had this fantasy about trying to align Myers-Briggs personality types with people successful on the social web, but alas I have not had the time or resources to do so. I believe there is some alignment between where you choose to publish and your personality type.

Pulling our pants down: Personal branding with Chris Brogan

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I’m convinced that branding — and specifically personal branding — is more important than ever. I had the pleasure of having an amazing conversation with Chris about the current state of personal branding on the web.

Overcoming The Content Personalization Challenge With Buyer Persona Research

Tony Zambito

It is clear that one of the top challenges facing marketing, especially B2B marketing, is the ability to connect with potential buyers on a personal level. For example, in a survey of 500 marketing professionals by Rapt Media, over 80% stated content personalization as their biggest challenge.

Three Value Perspectives: Business, Functional and Personal

The ROI Guy

Personal Value - Simply put, “What’s in it for me”, how your solution makes the champion and other key stakeholders lives better on a personal rather than business basis.

How To Boost Conversions With Personalized Remarketing

Modern B2B Marketing

There are a variety of tools that you can use to do this, but recently we did a webinar that focused on how combining the power of Marketo’s Real-Time Personalization and Google’s Remarketing can help accomplish these tasks. Targeting and Personalization b2b Consumer