July, 2017

Customer Lifecycle Optimization: Why It Matters And How To Improve It

Act-On

Customer lifecycle optimization is thinking of your sales funnel as a whole, not just disparate parts. Target the weakest parts to deliver outsized results. Advocacy & Loyalty Customer Marketing customer lifecycle customer lifecycle optimization customer marketing

Shifts in B2B Buyer Behavior Support New Priorities for Demand Gen Content

The Point

Demand Gen Report has published the results of this year’s “B2B Buyer’s Survey,” and the trends identified merit close attention for those marketers involved in B2B demand generation and content development.

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The three biggest social media problems are NOT social media problems

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. I love coaching people through their marketing strategy problems. This is where I thrive. In fact, there’s nothing I like better than a good business problem to tackle.

How to Brief a Marketing Agency [SlideShare]

Tomorrow People

Getting the most from your marketing agency comes down to one thing: a strong campaign brief. Find out what you need to write an awesome agency brief in this SlideShare. Digital Marketing Agency Content Marketing

The Content Marketing Pyramid

The Ultimate Framework To Develop & Execute Your Content Marketing Strategy

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50 Ways to Use Video Messaging to Make Business Personal Again

Vidyard

The rise of video as the king of content has been quite the sight to behold. Now accounting for 73% of all Internet traffic and more than 25 billion daily views on Facebook, SnapChat and YouTube alone, the pace at which we’re devouring video is staggering.

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Stop blogging until you do these five things

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. I just found this awesome blog on social media measurement. I went down the rabbit hole and read six posts in a row. It was so good that I wanted to subscribe to it but I could not figure out how to do it. There was no subscribe button anywhere on his site! So … I left.

How to do lead management that improves conversion

B2B Lead Generation Blog

In this post, I’m going to focus on how to do lead management that increases sales conversion. Here’s why: First, B2B lead conversion to actual revenue conversion is low. You may be wondering: how low? According to Forrester, top performers convert 1.54% of leads to revenue. And average performers turn less than 0.75% of leads into closed deals. Source: Forrester US and Europe B2B Marketing Tactics and Benchmarks Online Survey.

4 Big Reasons Your Email Campaigns Are Being Ignored

B2B Marketing Insider

If you put email messages, Facebook posts, Tweets, and blog posts in a room and told them to duke it out, last man standing style, I guarantee you, email would win. Your email messages are far more powerful than your other digital channels when it comes to making a marketing impact. Blogs may generate leads […]. The post 4 Big Reasons Your Email Campaigns Are Being Ignored appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

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

Marketers: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Hubspot

The next evolution of marketing is upon us.

Forrester: The Accelerating Death of the B2B Sales Rep

The ROI Guy

Two years ago, I was sitting amongst a shocked audience, listening to analyst Andy Hoar pronounce the “Death of the B2B Sales Rep”.

Best Practices for Prospecting with Video

Vidyard

Personal video messages are a great way to stand out and to boost response rates when prospecting new customers. But to do it right, it takes more than just pressing record and reading the same old script.

CMOs - A High Level View

Modern Marketing

The role of Chief Marketing Officer, CMO to me and you — has undergone a massive amount of change over the past few years. To be successful today's CMOs need to be more than just marketers. A lot more.

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The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

Content Marketing During a Crisis: Is There Ever an Appropriate Level?

Content Standard

You want to talk about marketing during a crisis? Here’s a story for you: I’m sitting at home in South London, scrolling through Twitter; it’s a regular summer day. In my news feed there’s the obligatory rants about Brexit (both for and against—though increasingly against).

These Are The 12 Best Event Marketing Tools

B2B Marketing Insider

Though digital marketing dominates headlines, event marketing remains the indispensable mainstay of brand promotion and lead generation across industries and company sizes. According to recent research, live events remain the top lead generation source for B2B marketers. Writing in Forbes, John Hall contends ” the power of face-to-face interactions in strengthening connections is lost in […].

7 Reasons Why No One is Watching Your Video Content

Hubspot

You did it. You finally produced and posted your first series of marketing videos. You wrote the scripts, filmed them, edited them, and uploaded them to an online platform. All that’s left to do is sit back, relax, and watch the views roll in. Ha ha. Funny story, right?

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Read this article before you start a social media program

Biznology

Are you a B2B business exec whose instincts are saying you should be doing something with social media, but you’re not sure what? You’re not alone.

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.

Control the Conversation with Disruptive Video Storytelling

Vidyard

How does market disruption occur? Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t begin with technology. For every super successful company, there was nearly always someone who did the same thing before. For YouTube, there was Shareyourworld. Before Dropbox, there was Microsoft SharePoint.

The Big and Small ‘T’ In Digital Marketing Transformation

Modern Marketing

Much is said and written about digital marketing transformation by marketers, technologists, analysts and organizations of varying shapes and sizes.

Email Newsletters Are Experiencing a Renaissance

Content Standard

Forget VR goggles and chatbots. These days, the rising star of audience engagement is an unlikely candidate: the humble e-newsletter. Despite the competition from apps and social platforms, email newsletters are experiencing a bona fide revival.

Must-See Content Marketing Infographics From the First Half of 2017

B2B Marketing Insider

By Ayana Lage, The Daily Infographic Ever feel overloaded when you try to find informative articles about content marketing? That’s where visual content comes in––you’re able to digest a lot of information quickly, which makes it easier to sift through the massive number of content marketing resources on the Internet. Our team at The Daily […]. The post Must-See Content Marketing Infographics From the First Half of 2017 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

Each year B2B organizations spend more than $5.2 billion on content creation.

14 Video Production Tips to Enhance Quality and Drive Views

Hubspot

Video content can be a valuable asset in your inbound marketing content mix. In fact, by the end of this year, video content is expected to represent nearly three-quarters of all internet traffic.

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Using Your Website to Upsell Your Way to ROI Success

Tomorrow People

Marketing automation and website personalisation can increase your upsell opportunities. Read on to find out more. Lead Generation

How to use Video in your Email Marketing Campaigns

Vidyard

Email campaigns are a great way to share your video content, but people are still a bit unsure about how to include video effectively. In this post I’ll share some tips and tricks to help everybody add the special sauce and really amp up their nurturing campaigns.

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6 Articles CMOs Should Read This Weekend

Modern Marketing

Since this past Tuesday was a holiday here in the states, we did not run our normal Tuesday CMO Corner post. Allow me to try and make up for that absence. Here's X articles I think CMOs should read this weekend: How The CMO Can Leverage AI Internally And Externally.

Customer Success and Marketing Alignment: The Key to Unlocking Customer Advocacy

Most B2B companies say the customer experience is a priority, but their teams are not prepared or coordinated enough to make this a reality.

Just Released: AdWords Industry Benchmark Report 2017

bizible

In collaboration with DWA, we’re excited to share tons of great data and insights on how B2B marketers are using AdWords to drive business in the third annual AdWords Industry Benchmark Report. AdWords has long been a critical channel for B2B marketers.

7 Tips for Strategic B2B Marketing Planning

B2B Marketing Insider

Every marketer needs to align their marketing plans to the strategic goals of their business – it’s a critical component of Marketing Performance Management. In fact, our research at Allocadia found that companies with strong growth are 2X more likely to align marketing KPIs directly to their contribution to the business, underscoring the need for all marketing […]. The post 7 Tips for Strategic B2B Marketing Planning appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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When and Why to Use Landing Pages

Modern B2B Marketing

Marketers have started to realize that most web pages have a major fault: They’re not designed to win customers. Mostly, they’re distracting, they’re overwhelming, and they’re bad at guiding prospects through the marketing funnel.

Tone: it’s not what you say, it’s what people hear

Biznology

While we’ve been trained to believe that snark rules online and that all of social media is populated by 4channers and redditors — and Presidents ! Well, today is the 4th of July , America’s Independence Day ! Even the most rubeboi and rudegrrl are more than one thing.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results