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Breathe Life into your B2B Marketing Using Humor

The Content Factor

If you are considering video, stories matter more than production values – every time. When was the last time someone forwarded a video, adding, “Hey check out the production values!” Many B2C companies know how to leverage the power of humor in their marketing campaigns.

More Cool Tools Applied to B2B Marketing: Video Capture

The Content Factor

How about sending videos that show off a new product feature, explain a new research finding, or show how to do a task? Since email, as a marketing medium, has evolved past "mainstream" and on to "boring," let's get creative and look at some new ways to communicate to buyers. Or even make a sales presenation? read more. Multimedia Tools

How Would a Chef Sell your Product? (And other techniques for break-out ideas)

The Content Factor

For example, what if a chef were writing about your product/service? In the recent B2B content marketing survey from from CMI and MarketingProfs, a whopping 60% of respondents ranked “producing engaging content” a top challenge for 2016.

You Can Get a Year’s Worth of Engaging B2B Content in Just One Day!

The Content Factor

It’s an effective way to focus attention on what’s important to your audience, rather than the features of your newest product release. The workshop is a great place to begin when you need to plan content for product launches, nurture campaigns, or brand awareness.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Manage the customer experience: great content alone won't save a lousy product or cumbersome experience. Don’t just talk about your product or service. time for B2B marketers to let go of their obsession with perfect production. B2B Marketing.

Beware the content inventory exercise

The Content Factor

This is usually a good exercise as it relates to product or service collateral–and should be done periodically to keep assets current. We get asked all the time by clients to do a “content inventory.”

Craft Content to the Buying Cycle: Stage 1, the Unaware Buyer

The Content Factor

If he is an Unaware Buyer, he doesn’t care about your product, even if he needs it. Does your prospect need a whack on the head? And he certainly doesn’t care about your webinar or your trade show booth.

It's Still B2B to Me

The Content Factor

Marketing expert David Meerman Scott blogged last week about Boeing's new web site as a stellar example of brand journalism --a term he defines thus: Brand Journalism is not a product pitch. It is not an advertorial. It is not an egotistical spewing of gobbledygook-laden corporate drivel. read more.

Your Marketing Content is Not a Commodity

The Content Factor

Recently I spoke with a CMO who wanted to market a commoditized IT product. Naturally, his product has its own competitive advantage. But it was clear to me that his target market would be shopping first on price, and that a feature-benefit message would be challenging to push. Early in our conversation, he asked, "How much will a white paper cost?" read more.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Manage the customer experience: great content alone won't save a lousy product or cumbersome experience. Don’t just talk about your product or service. time for B2B marketers to let go of their obsession with perfect production. B2B Marketing.

Enough is Enough. Or Is it?

The Content Factor

BtoB Magazine's recent article "When Enough is Enough" describes how Cisco Systems straddles the fine line between spamming its existing customers, and keeping Cisco top-of-mind.The article quotes John Coe, president of the Sales & Marketing Institute, on the role of content:In fact, Coe said, if your messages bring value to your customers—beyond your company's latest product offerings—there.

How to Build a Productive Company Culture

Hubspot

Or, it can be purposefully molded, shaped using specific values and practices to achieve a particular goal , like productivity. It's about creating a culture that's productive by design. Fostering a Productive Company Culture. Empowerment, then, breeds productivity.

Is Technology Actually Making Us Less Productive? [New Research]

Hubspot

I open up my email app, my calendar app, my organization and productivity app, my grammar-checking app, my note-taking app, my analytics tool, and my blogging tool. Marketers and salespeople are using too many productivity tools and apps, and it’s actually making us less efficient.

The 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Making a Product Video (Learned the Hard Way)

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As product marketers (or marketers in general), we have to try new things every single day, whether because we want to, or have to, depending on the needs of the business. Let’s move on to why we’re here: the biggest mistakes to avoid when making a product video.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Manage the customer experience: great content alone won't save a lousy product or cumbersome experience. Don’t just talk about your product or service. time for B2B marketers to let go of their obsession with perfect production. B2B Marketing.

18 Productivity-Boosting Bots for Marketers

Hubspot

In fact, we've found AI to be pretty helpful in certain situations, especially when it comes to boosting productivity. We rounded up some of our favorite productivity-boosting bots and compiled them into a directory. Directory of 18 Productivity-Boosting Bots for Marketers.

Spring 2016 Product Release Highlights

Captora

This next generation of products and services will simplify marketers’ ability to prioritize, launch, and optimize a portfolio of high performing campaigns across Search, Advertising, and Social channels. New Product Release Highlights. Want to see a full product demo?

Being Busy is Not Being Productive

Puzzle Marketer

One of the most misleading but commonly held beliefs is being “busy” means that you’re being productive and accomplishing a lot. The next day begins a new cycle of non-productivity. Busy but non-productive tasks include: Checking emails Making/returning phone calls Holding meetings Reading the news & blogs Reading/updating social media Wait a second.You’re telling me that I can’t check my email?

How to use Product Hunt to boost your business

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By now you might have heard about Product Hunt – a website and mobile app that ranks new products every day. But it might be a little harder to tell if Product Hunt is the right platform for your own company. Only silly products like “Ship Your Enemies Glitter?”

28 of the Best Chrome Extensions for SEO, Productivity & More

Hubspot

No matter where you click online, it’s easy to be pulled into a black hole of distraction and low productivity. The Google Chrome web store offers a variety of different tools that help you be more productive with just one click. Productivity. Productivity Daily TOFU

What promotional products are on your desk? [survey results]

Biznology

When it comes to promotional products, there is one thing for sure, this marketing method and advertising tool has stood the test of time. Can you name a brand of company/organization featured on promotional products on your desk? The promotional product must be relevant to your brand.

Why A Content Marketer Needs to Buddy Up with their Company’s Product Marketer(s)

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A content marketer and a product marketer can do really great work together when they make a concerted effort to integrate their specialized talents. A well-executed joint product/content marketing plan can build more awareness and interest in a product than both counterparts could accomplish without the help of the other. Together, the two marketing counterparts can help target buyers understand their product within the context of what problem it solves.

9 Willpower Workouts to Maximize Your Productivity

Hubspot

According to author Robert Pozen, regular exercise increases productivity. Although you might put an emphasis on going to the gym for that reason, are you putting enough energy into arguably the most important muscle affecting your productivity -- your willpower?

Benefits of promotional products advertising campaigns

Biznology

Have you used promotional products for advertising and branding for your company? In this article, we will feature statistics from an informative infographic all about promotional product advertising campaigns. Promotional Products Can Show Off Your Brand.

Promotional products: making them effective branding tools for your business

Biznology

Promotional products have really stood the test of time in the marketing world. You may think of promotional products as something that is only used at trade shows or conventions, but they can be effective tools for branding and promotion anywhere and anytime.

Are Pessimists More Productive Than Optimists?

Hubspot

There’s no arguing that positive thinking is a key to productivity. With a multitude of studies backing positive thinking as a key to being productive, is the converse true? As it turns out, according to new research, pessimists might actually be more productive than their colleagues.

The Making of Vidyard’s New Website Product Tour Videos

Vidyard

Being who we are, and believing so strongly in the power of video, we knew that video would have to be front and center in how we told our story and explained our product to our website visitors. Our previous website had included a series of videos that we refer to as our “ Product Tour ”.

How long should your online business video production be?

Biznology

But what is the optimal length of an online business video production ? Then you might have some animated explainer videos, motion graphic videos, or business profile videos on your website that explain, at a high level, about your company or the product/service.

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How to Have a Super Productive Weekend: 12 Helpful Tips

Hubspot

Productivity" has a much wider definition than many of us give it credit for. We tend to equate productivity with doing things, rather than with taking time to think, reflect, and rest. But busyness is not the same as productivity. 12 Ways to Be More Productive on the Weekends.

12 Bad Habits That Are Making You Less Productive

Hubspot

There's a whole host of things many of us are guilty of doing every single day that research shows ends up really hurting our productivity. And the more aware you are of how these things are affecting your productivity, the more proactive you can be at taking responsibility for your choices.

8 Powerful TED Talks on Designing a More Productive Life

Hubspot

For many of us, achieving peak productivity can seem like a Sisyphean struggle. While accomplishing tasks is certainly part of the picture, being productive isn’t just about checking items off a list. 8 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Change How You Think About Productivity.

How to Turn Your Workspace Into a Den of Productivity

Hubspot

And while such advice can potentially be helpful, there's one aspect of improving productivity that we often overlook: our environments. 7 Tips for Making Your Workspace a Den of Productivity. Have any other suggestions for how you can turn a workspace into a den of productivity?

12 Tools That'll Keep You Productive Morning, Noon & Night

Hubspot

When I need to have a very productive day, I tell myself it's going to be easy. So if you want to be more productive throughout the day, you're better off relegating certain activities to certain times, and devoting yourself to doing those activities at those times.

4 Content Marketing Productivity Killers

Modern B2B Marketing

In my experience and in speaking to numerous content marketers over the years, here are some top content marketing productivity killers: 1. When creating content, a big productivity killer is creating content based on your best guess instead of making data-driven decisions.

7 Simple Hacks to Kickstart a Productive Day

Hubspot

Start your mornings off right and set yourself up for a productive day with these seven quick morning motivation exercises. Productivity Daily SyndicationThis post originally appeared on HubSpot's Sales Blog. To read more content like this, subscribe to Sales.

Essential Steps for Productive Creative Kickoffs

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The post Essential Steps for Productive Creative Kickoffs appeared first on Visually Blog. Along with creative briefs and actionable feedback , kickoffs are one of the most critical parts of the creative process.

How to Be Productive After a Long Weekend

Hubspot

How to Be Productive During a Four-Day Week. Plus, this system helps you avoid multitasking , which is estimated to cost businesses billions of dollars in productivity loss each year. Productivity Office Life TOFUWhat could be better than a three-day holiday weekend?

No Internet, No Problem: 12 Tips for Staying Productive Offline

Hubspot

But believe it or not, there are ways to stay productive without internet access. 12 Ways to Stay Productive Without Internet. Get started by reading this blog post that lists six psychology-backed playlists for improving your productivity. Productivity Daily TOFU

Why Product Managers & Salespeople Should be Friends

Your Sales Management Guru

Why product managers and salespeople should be friends. In most companies, the product/service managers have limited interaction with the sale’s team except for the introduction of a new offering or at an annual customer summit. Generally, the product/service manager (PM) is responsible for determining what the future offering should have from a feature/function capability. Better product/services released quicker helps everyone.