2021

10 Uncomfortable ABM Realities

Howard J. Sewell

ABM may be revolutionizing B2B marketing but it won't solve every challenge. Learn the ABM realities marketers face when planning their first initiative

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The Industrial Buyer’s Journey—What Manufacturing Marketers Need to Know

Industrial Marketing Today

The Industrial buyer’s journey can be complex and typically involves a committee of decision-makers. Sometimes the sales cycles may be as long as 12 to 18 months, for example, custom-engineered systems. Of course, not all industrial sales take that long.

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20 Examples of Best Email Marketing Campaigns

SendX

As marketers, we need a daily dose of inspiration to deliver delight to our customers and get the ROI on email marketing efforts for our business.

One in Six Companies Plans on Investing in IT Security Initiatives

Zoominfo

The effects of the pandemic wield lingering influence on 2021 budgets. To better understand what companies are spending money on, ZoomInfo surveyed over 400 CEOs, IT professionals, and marketers to understand patterns of near-term investment and cost cutting.

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Buyer Intent Data Guide: How to Find Prospects Already Looking to Buy

Collecting and understanding buyer intent is a must for any marketer or salesperson looking for a higher success rate in reaching active buyers. Throughout this eBook, we’ll explore how to monetize intent data, where it's sourced from (and which sources you should be wary of), as well as how to best utilize it within your outbound campaigns in order to drive more pipeline each month.

How To To Enable Your Marketers And Sellers To Truly Understand Target Buyer Personas

Tony Zambito

Marketing and Sales Leaders Must Build Capabilities To Understand New Target Buyer Personas. The roles of marketing and sales professionals have changed quite a bit in the last decade. They are about to undergo even further change and transformation in this decade and beyond.

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The Pros and Cons of Attribution Models: A 2021 Update

Hive9

Note: This post is a timely refresh of a blog we wrote in 2016, The Pros and Cons of Different Revenue Attribution Models. To truly understand marketing ROI, we must first understand marketing influence.

How To Make Marketing An Invaluable Function

Marketing Craftmanship

In its landmark 2018 Pulse Survey of 220 Chief Marketing Officers, the executive recruiting firm Korn Ferry reported that, although financial results were the most important factor in their performance-based compensation, “52% of CMOs say they cannot make a direct and obvious correlation between marketing efforts and company performance.”

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Customer Advocacy is a Two-Way Street

Influitive

You’re on a first date. You know a little bit about this person and are interested in learning more to see if there’s really a spark. The two of you meet at a quaint coffee shop (outdoors of course–social distancing). The barista brings your hot beverages to the table.

Google Ranking Factors You Need To Know for 2022

Marketing Insider Group

Say what? You read it right! It’s hard to believe we’re already well into the second half of the year. As we say goodbye to summer and prepare for the final few months of 2021, it’s not too early to think about what new strategies you want to add to your content marketing plan for next year.

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The Definitive B2B Sales Playbook: Proven Path to $ Multi-Million Revenues

Sales is at the forefront of revenue growth, and so organizations with highly streamlined sales operations consistently outperform competition. How do you create a path to success and fast-track your way to multi million dollar revenues? Read the eBook.

Vision to vocabulary: What to include in your brand messaging playbook

Tomorrow People

We break down 12 essentials of messaging and positioning to help you build a strong and consistent brand. A distinctive and compelling brand needs to be supported by a set of essential messaging, recorded in a playbook.

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9 Tips for a More Effective Email Newsletter

Howard J. Sewell

The humble email newsletter is still a key marketing channel for many B2B companies. Discover 9 tips for newsletter success

Landing Pages for Industrial Lead Generation

Industrial Marketing Today

The importance of landing pages for industrial lead generation cannot be overstated. That’s where conversions happen—visitors turn into leads. Landing pages are where your visitors first land from a marketing campaign or a social.

How to Grow Your Business with Voice of the Customer

SendX

Imagine you’re a consumer on the hunt for a new pair of sneakers. You’ve done some Google searching and scrolled through your favorite brands on Instagram. You’ve even added an item to your cart on a handful of websites, but haven’t yet pulled the trigger.

The Definitive Guide to Account-Based Experience

ABX is the next evolution of ABM & it’s here to stay. Gifting & direct mail can carry you straight to the hearts of your prospects & customers. Find out how easy it is to create data-driven, personalized experiences at scale with gifting and direct mail.

Enterprise CRM’s Future is in Company Growth

Zoominfo

Enterprise customer relationship management (CRM) systems aren’t just an upselling gimmick from your standard CRM. Larger (enterprise) companies have different digital asset requirements compared to smaller companies, including their CRM.

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Why A Buyer Persona Sales System Is Needed In A New Era Of B2B

Tony Zambito

Sales Leaders Will Need To Implement A Buyer Persona Driven Sales System To Adapt To New Buyer Behaviors And Preferences. The past year of 2020 into 2021 will be looked at as one of the more transformative years to hit B2B sales in many a decade.

How to Build and Scale Your Sales Machine

RockContent

Years ago, a company’s salesforce was exactly what the name implies: many people actively reaching out to potential customers and offering products and services. Yes, this is still a viable and necessary effort, but the internet is leveling the playing field, and the competition is rising.

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Six Reasons Marketers Can Stop Relying on Spreadsheets

Hive9

Useful but impractical, handy but unwieldy, and trusty but untrustworthy, spreadsheets can be a polarizing tool for marketing management. On the one hand, most marketing leaders have always used spreadsheets—it’s understandably what they’re accustomed to using, so why rock the boat?

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A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

Consultants Collective Profile: Rod Thorn

Biznology

We’re pleased to present our latest featured profile, designed to introduce you to our member consultants, advisors, executive coaches, clients, partners, and other extraordinary people.

How Improv Comedy Has Made Me a Better Community Manager

Influitive

When I tell colleagues that I perform improv comedy, I usually get one of the following responses: Blank stare (could be horror, I’m still not entirely clear) Oh cool!

The Resurgence of AR and VR Content in a Post-Pandemic World

Marketing Insider Group

When people hear the terms augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) their minds tend to think futuristically. But the truth is, AR and VR content is here — and it’s not even new.

9 Essential Skills for SaaS Growth Marketers

Tomorrow People

As product marketing grows and business needs evolve, companies are pursuing a new multiskilled breed: the growth marketer. Marketers and the marketing skill set are always evolving as the business landscape changes, new technologies emerge, and customer expectations shift.

How to Increase ABM Performance with Empathy

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

The highest priority for B2B marketers is effective demand generation (increasing lead quality and quantity). However, we can get so caught up in our ABM strategies, systems, tools, and investments that we lose sight of building deep empathy for the people in the accounts. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to go beyond rational-logic-based sales/marketing and adjust your strategy to understand better how buyers feel so that you can connect and help more customers buy.

Surprise: Most B2B Advertising Isn’t Good. Or Is It?

The Point

A recent report by LinkedIn and research agency System1 found that the bulk of B2B advertising is ineffective. I’ve written elsewhere in this space about the sorry state of B2B creative in general, so the headline came as no surprise.

Using CAD and BIM Files in Manufacturing Content Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

CAD and BIM files are not the first things that come to mind when one talks about manufacturing content marketing. However, they are two of the most valuable and effective content assets to use for.

6 Digital Marketing Strategies To Set Your Small Business Up For Success

SendX

Until a decade ago, big used to matter. Homes. Businesses. The world had a natural affiliation towards everything bigger. Even bigger enterprises were considered to being worthy of calling legitimate businesses. A bigger enterprise meant value was created at scale.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

Zoominfo

We all know the residents of the C-suite hold the real power in their organizations. They’re the key decision-makers when it comes to making major investments in their businesses. That’s why every salesperson’s goal is to make their pitch directly to a senior executive — ideally, sooner than later.

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From Planning to Results, How to Choose a Tool to Manage Marketing Projects

With increased channels, tools, and pressure to achieve goals, your work management platform must be able to: Manage complex projects within tight time frames, Harness data from all channels to make decisions in real time, Prove ROI to the broader business. Download the eBook today!