May, 2019

5 Critical Signs It’s Time to Revamp Your Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

If you’re like most businesses, it took you a long time—and a lot of hard work to knock out a successful content marketing strategy. Just thinking about revamping it is a challenge. But it’s a must if you want your strategy to succeed.

A Useful New Model to Get The Edge in Public Relations

B2B PR Sense

Photo Credit: Frank McKenna. Public relations is changing in the blink of an eye. There’s just one problem. Some Public relations practitioners and many PR clients are running a little behind. PR for eons was laser-focused on earned media — placing a story in media outlets.

The Privacy Multiverse: A Fantasy in Three Acts

Customer Experience Matrix

Jamie knew something was wrong when his alarm clock didn’t greet him by name. Weird, he thought. Things quickly got weirder. The water in the shower wasn’t set to the right temperature. The traffic report mentioned an accident nowhere near his route to work.

The State of Marketing Automation and How to Achieve Ultimate Success

Act-On

Let’s review our recent State of Marketing Automation Report and how you can leverage this information to achieve maximum marketing success. Marketing Automation

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

The Entrepreneur Interview Series #13: Aric Bandy, Agosto

Webbiquity

Minneapolis-based tech consultancy Agosto is today a Tier 1 Google Cloud Premier partner and cloud product development company that works with household-name clients like Groupon, HyVee, Quicken Loans, and Herman Miller.

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How to Write a Content Marketing Plan that Quadruples Your Leads

Marketing Insider Group

Every business wants more leads, and it could be simpler than you think to start generating more of them. In fact, a carefully constructed content marketing plan could quadruple your leads or better.

Driving Engagement Remains a Top Priority and Struggle for Email Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

Increasing engagement remains a top priority for email marketers, but new research suggests that it is also still a primary challenge when it comes to utilizing this tactic.

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Do Customer Data Platforms Need Real-Time Processing?

Customer Experience Matrix

Is real-time processing a requirement for a Customer Data Platform? It’s a deceptively simple question that can’t be answered without resolving two additional questions: What do we mean by real-time processing? How do we decide what is and isn’t a requirement?

Engage Your Customers at the Best Time with These Outreach Strategies

Act-On

Time is of the essence when it comes to attracting, nurturing, and converting new customers. These strategies will ensure you reach your audience at the best time. Customer Journey Email Marketing Automation

The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

Effective Practices for Quickly Growing Your B2B Blog

Webbiquity

By David Gutierrez. No matter for how long you’ve been maintaining your B2B blog, and how successful it’s been in the past—even the most popular blogs tend to reach a plateau eventually.

Customer Lifetime Value (CLV): How and Why to Measure It

Reachforce

What is one of the most powerful metrics you can measure in your business? If customer lifetime value isn't at the top of your list, then you're leading your company down a very dark path. Just take a look at our friends on the other side of the pond.

The Science of Sharing: Who, What, When, Where, Why?

Marketing Insider Group

Social networks have become an increasingly important part of how we market online over the last 20 years or so. Almost half of the world’s population is now using and sharing content on social media – a staggering 3.484 billion users.

Survey: Marketing Budgets on the Rise as Demand Gen Becomes a Top Priority

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers’ budgets fluctuate with changing demands, new research suggests that they are focused more on lead generation, as well as sales and marketing alignment to achieve their primary goals.

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How to Level Up Your Marketing Strategy with Video

Building brand awareness and acquiring customers is never easy, but how can you improve your marketing strategy with limited resources? Vidyard has you covered with their 3-in-1 guide on how to use video across your marketing efforts without breaking the bank.

The New Rules of Engagement with Social Media Influencers

Modern Marketing

If your company or brand is trying to build relationships online with social media influencers , there are several things to keep in mind. Here are the new rules of engagement with social media influencers. #1: 1: Understand the Needs and Interests of These Influencers.

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Tips for Optimizing Your Website for A More Personalized Customer Journey

Act-On

Personalized marketing requires an omnichannel approach that puts your website at the forefront. Learn how Adaptive Web can help you do that! Content Customer Journey Web

Best Brand Monitoring Tools – At Any Price

Webbiquity

Given the increasing importance of reviews, not just for consumer brands but B2B offerings as well—plus backlinks, microinfluencers, and social media conversations—it’s vital to track online brand mentions.

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How to Understand Social Media Marketing Metrics

Reachforce

Explaining to the boss why your social media methods are a must-have requires more than just your word. It needs data to back it up. Social Media

6 Steps to Building Predictable Lead Flow and Revenue

Achieving predictable lead flow and revenue depends on monitoring sales history and developing a robust, flexible lead development process. Download this eBook for 6 clear steps you can take to build that process today.

How Voice-Activated Tech Will Change Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Once nothing more than an entertaining novelty, voice-activated technology is now big business and is fast becoming part of everyday life for many people. There are now almost 120 million smart speaker devices in US homes – a growth of 78% in just one year. The use of mobile devices has also grown.

How to Do B2B Content Marketing That Doesn't Suck

B2B PR Sense

" B2B content marketing is so easy, anyone can do it." I've heard this idea thrown around countless times. And I can't help but shake my head at the notion.Yeah, sure, anybody can write a blog, but that doesn't mean it's going to have an audience.

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Report: Marketers Continue to Struggle to Measure Social Media ROI

KoMarketing Associates

New research suggests that marketers are continuing to utilize social media as a tactic, but they remain unsure of how to measure its overall effectiveness. Buffer recently published its “State of Social” report, which found that the overwhelming majority of marketers (58.8

Conducting Market Research with Limited Resources

Act-On

Most businesses can't afford to conceive, coordinate, and conduct in-depth market research, but that doesn't mean you can't harvest valuable data through other means. Here are several methods for collecting useful market research without spending a dime. Content

Lead Generation Companies: How to Pick a Right One

Have you ever had a bad experience using a lead generation company? If the answer is yes, you are certainly not alone; fortunately, MarketJoy has put together 4 simple questions that you can use to judge your next potential lead gen partner.

Four Great Benefits of Influencer Marketing [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Guest post by Brian Mechem. Marketing budget allocations are being shifted from traditional, offline marketing strategies to more innovative, digital channels. And influencer marketing is one such strategy that’s become increasingly popular.

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What Is Involved in a Market Segmentation Analysis?

Reachforce

Are you aware that personalization is the key to connecting with and converting prospects into customers?

30 Sales and Marketing Stats You Need to Know for 2019

Marketing Insider Group

It’s Q2 2019, do you know where your sales and marketing statistics are? We like to keep a finger on the pulse of the B2B marketing funnels and sales pipelines world and thought we would share some interesting insights with you.

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4 Ways to Increase Customer Engagement

Modern Marketing

Business is about bridging gaps. It’s the work of finding a market need and plugging it with a product, the search that happens to fill a talent hole on the team, or the sale that converts a lead into a customer.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

Beyond the Resume: Next-gen Recruiting Data Identifies More Quality Candidates

DiscoverOrg

A decree signed by Julius Caesar in 55 B.C., housed in the collections of the British Museum, promised to reward soldiers with 300 sestertii (a third of their annual pay) if they recruited another man to join the Roman army.

Want to Build A Stronger Marketing Team? Try Volunteering

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Three More Ways to Get the Attention of Today’s Busy B2B Buyers

Webbiquity

Guest post by Marie Johnson. If you’re in B2B sales or marketing, you know how challenging it is to get the attention of today’s buyers.