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Does the AIDA Model Hold Water for Sales in 2024?

Marketing Insider Group

Understanding sales and marketing frameworks is crucial for success as you grow your company. One such model, the AIDA Model, or Attention, Interest, Desire, and Action, continues guiding marketers as it has for over a century. Image Source But as we stride into 2024, does this classic model still hold water? With digital transformation reshaping consumer behavior and the emergence of new marketing channels , it’s essential to reassess traditional methods.

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Best Days to Cold Call in 2024: Data From 1.4 Million Sales Calls

Zoominfo

You’ve got a killer product, a clear value prop, loads of customer proof and an airtight list of good-fit prospects. Calling these leads should be a breeze — so why aren’t you connecting? Like it or not, even the most well-prepared sales rep can crash and burn by simply timing their cold calls wrong. Thankfully, there are data-driven insights that improve cold calling outcomes if you apply them.

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Increase Customer Retention: Why Multichannel Marketing Is an Underrated Tool

Act-On

Winning new customers is an exciting accomplishment. But most marketers also know the real work begins after that. The cost of acquiring a new customer is estimated to be five to seven times more than retaining an existing one. Retention issues translate to lost dollars and more work for marketing teams who strive to battle the vicious cycle of churn.

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How Georgia-Pacific seeks to leverage AI to its full marketing potential

Martech

The author is SVP of CPG Marketing and CX for Georgia-Pacific. While navigating AI can be challenging, understanding its capabilities and investing in the right programs can reduce repetitive tasks, generate ideas, identify best practices and improve decision-making. This saves money and allows marketers to fully bring brands to life. At Georgia-Pacific, our marketing team has embraced a disciplined approach to identifying opportunities, experimenting and scaling AI and various types of technolo

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WorkCast's Ultimate Webinar Handbook 2024

Elevate your webinar game with WorkCast's Ultimate Webinar Handbook! Packed with insights from our seasoned webinar experts, this comprehensive guide is your go-to resource for mastering the art of B2B webinars. Learn the fundamentals, from defining webinars to exploring their benefits and diverse use cases. Discover the key elements of running a successful webinar, avoiding common mistakes, and making your sessions more engaging.

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CMO Circle: Tom Wentworth’s Unconventional Approach to Long-Term Marketing Success

CMSWire

Discover Tom Wentworth’s outside-the-box approach to marketing and running a full-fledged news organization at Recorded Future. Continue reading.

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How To Market Your Marketing To Marketers [New Research]

Content Marketing Institute

Marketers are a tough crowd. On one hand, they appreciate brands that offer extensive thought leadership. On the other hand, they know every content and marketing tactic in the book. New research offers insights (and a peek inside your peers’ opinions).

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AI Is Killing Traditional Organic Search Engine Optimization for Your Company

Square 2 Marketing

We’ve all heard that artificial intelligence is coming to take our jobs. It’s already here helping us write speeches, send emails and optimize our websites. When it comes to search engine optimization, AI has already changed our browsing experience, and you should be changing how you think about using traditional SEO to help your business get found.

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Will you ever trust a B2B tech vendor?

Martech

Trust in business is not quite the same as trust in our personal lives. I think everyone recognizes that. You’ll never trust Salesforce or HubSpot the way you trust your family or your best friend, and I think the people at those companies would whole-heartedly agree on that point. When it comes to trust, the best a B2B tech vendor can hope for is to be where IBM stood when someone coined the phrase, “No one ever got fired for buying IBM.

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APIs are “very important” to martech buyers today, but they’ll be crucial for the coming wave of AI agents

chiefmartech

Take a guess at filling in the blank here: __ is to AI Agents as Data is to AI Models The answer, as you likely surmised from my headline, is APIs. Let’s discuss why… Data is the differentiation in AI models For the past year and a half, the hyper hype cycle of AI madness has agreed on only one clear truth: data will be your most strategic asset in the Age of AI.

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The Top 3 Tips for Writing Successful White Papers

In the B2B marketing toolkit, white papers can be a powerful option for reaching decision-makers and experts, presenting them with interesting information that improves their perception of your organization's competence and thought leadership. That said, a poorly executed whitepaper will not only be unable to influence your desired audience but will also come with significant costs that other assets won't incur.

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How Connected TV Advertising Can Transform Your Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

Many individuals in today’s society have become accustomed to getting everything on-demand. This includes TV shows, live broadcasts, movies, and other similar types of entertainment. Gone are the days when consumers were trapped by the limits of pre-programmed, linear TV. Now, streaming has allowed households to cut out cable—or never connect with it at all.

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7 ideas explaining why the B2B SaaS sector is sluggish right now

Sword and the Script | B2B

Too many B2B SaaS companies went after ‘bad fit customers’ under a mandate of ‘growth at all costs’ – along with these other trends – is the cliff notes on what’s thwarting sales and marketing in the tech sector In the years following the dot-com bubble, I had the good fortune of representing a $180 million venture capital (VC) fund (they are much bigger now).

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Did GA4 Overpromise and Underdeliver? An In-Depth Analysis

Goodish Agency

The answer is nuanced. While GA4 has introduced innovative features and capabilities that mark a significant step forward in digital analytics, it has also.

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AI is a game changer, but not generative AI

Martech

The generative AI arms race may be over before most people know it’s begun. Take the case of genAI as an assistant, helping users find their way around their dashboards, their messaging apps, their datasets, summarizing documents and chats and answering questions posed in natural language. Everybody’s doing it This week at PegaWorld I heard a lot about Pega’s Knowledge Buddy, an assistant trained on an organization’s own data and also plugged into an LLM, in this case Ope

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21 Advanced ChatGPT Prompts To Take Your Social Media to the Next Level

Upgrade your social media game with our in-depth playbook: "21 advanced ChatGPT prompts for social media managers". These powerful prompts are tailored to supercharge your content creation, strategy development, and results analysis. Say goodbye to writer's block and hello to endless creativity as you effortlessly generate engaging posts, come up with original strategies, and optimize your social media performance - all in a fraction of the time.

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Email Scrubbing: How to Clean Your Email List & Skyrocket Conversions

Optinmonster

If you’ve grown your email subscriber list to a number you’re proud of, it can be painful to purposely reduce that number through email scrubbing. However, maintaining a clean email list, free of incorrect addresses and lapsed subscribers, is an essential part of successful email marketing. In my 15 years of sending promotional emails , I’ve seen just how important it is to clean your list regularly.

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How To Use Technology To Unlock Content and Marketing Potential

Content Marketing Institute

Don’t let fears around the tech revolution thwart your marketing success. See AI and other technologies as the opportunity to do things on behalf of your brand and audience that you could only imagine a few years ago.

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Cookie Deprecation: Crunch Time for Marketers, Take 3

CMSWire

Cookie deprecation is still months away. What should marketers do in the meantime? Continue reading.

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How Architects Can Use Video Marketing as a Promotional Tool

Navigate the Channel

Using video to help market your architectural firm is intuitive, as the medium puts your process and projects on glorious visual display in a way unmatched by static photos and text-heavy collateral materials. Drone footage, social media video reels, website videos, including how-tos, and video leave behinds at architectural presentations are all ways to enrich your messaging, build awareness and position your business using video.

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The Resurgence of Direct Mail as a Growth Marketing Strategy

Speaker: Jeff Tarran, COO, Gunderson Direct & Margaret Pepe, Executive Director of Product Management, U.S. Postal Service

Learn the secrets to direct mail success for growth marketers! Industry veterans Jeff Tarran and Margaret Pepe are here to delve into how direct mail has completely evolved in recent years, and has rightfully earned a seat at the table alongside the email and digital marketing plans of SMBs, enterprise companies, and agencies as they look into strategy for 2024 and beyond.

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Spotlight on the expert: Shama Hyder

Martech

Shama Hyder is OG social media marketing. At the University of Texas, Austin, she wrote her thesis on Twitter — back when it had 2000 users. She was at SXSW’s first-ever event about interactive. At one point in the interview, Shama says social media marketing is one of the few things she’s good at. You don’t have to talk to her long to know that isn’t true.

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Automotive Search Engine Optimization Experts – GoBeyond SEO

Go Beyond SEO

Did you know that 93% of online experiences begin with a search engine? That means if you’re not ranking well on search engine result pages, you’re missing out on a significant amount of potential customers for your automotive dealership. That’s where GoBeyond SEO comes in as automotive search engine optimization experts. GoBeyond SEO is a team of experts specializing in automotive search engine optimization.

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Acrolinx’s Latest Generative AI Capabilities

Acrolinx

Learn about Acrolinx's latest generative AI features which are making content creation and governance even easier for the enterprise. The post Acrolinx’s Latest Generative AI Capabilities appeared first on Acrolinx.

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Are You Ready for the B2B Ecommerce Gold Rush?

CMSWire

Could you turn your B2B strategy into an ecommerce powerhouse? Continue reading.

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What Regulations Will Impact Sustainability Comms in 2024?

Navigating the waters of sustainability reporting disclosures and regulations can be intimidating, to say the least. With various measures set in motion in 2023 to keep companies accountable, there is a lot in store for brands’ impact communication in the upcoming year. 3BL is kicking off this January with our Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Capricorn Edition by highlighting the impact of: The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Climate disclosure rules The European Commission

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Is It OK for Platforms to Train Their AI With Your Content?

Content Marketing Institute

This past week, people grew outraged over Adobe’s update to service terms for its Creative Cloud, and Meta let UK and European users know their information can be used to develop its AI products. What should marketers make of all this?

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How to bridge the gap between creative marketers and marketing analysts

Martech

Data-driven marketing organizations must create a conduit of information between their data teams and creative teams. However, legacy organizational structures, specialty skills and a lack of shared information often hinder this flow. Let’s explore the roots of the divide between creative marketing teams and marketing analysts and uncover practical solutions to bridge this gap.

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Target High-Value Accounts With ABM Intent Data

Only B2B

You know that sensation of smoothly cruising through a series of green lights, each one seamlessly transitioning to the next? Or the moment when a new checkout lane opens up at the grocery store just as you’re about to reach the front of the line? The feeling is pretty good right? Now imagine giving this feeling to your potential customers by delivering the right marketing message at the exact moment when they are actively seeking your solutions.

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The Power of Leading with Kindness: Its Transformative Effects on the Workplace

Trade Press Services

In today’s fast-paced business world, kindness isn’t a strategic priority for most organizations. In fact, it is often considered a weakness. After all, nice guys finish last. Or do they? International leaders such as Mother Theresa, Princess Diana, Mahatma Gandi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nelson Mandela are recognized for inspiring millions and changing the world with kindness.

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The AI-Enabled CMO: Practical Tips for Today's B2B Marketers

Speaker: Paul Slack, Vende Digital CEO

On October 11th, understand how to navigate the AI landscape confidently, turning insights into groundbreaking strategies that set you apart. Why attend? You'll learn: Practical applications/Use cases How to find and assess the right AI technology Prioritizing quick wins Mastering prompt engineering Solving marketing challenges efficiently Strategies to launch pilot programs Case studies of B2Bs building smarter businesses with AI Exclusive bonus content: Actionable frameworks to get started qui

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28 Color Combinations That Work Like Magic in Social Media

Bannersnack

16 minutes read Creating something visually pleasing does require a fair amount of talent and inspiration, but it’s not as subjective as we’re often led to believe. While tastes differ, human perception is programmed at a primal level to notice and admire harmony, whether it’s the sound of music or the shapes and colors that surround us.

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Meet Curt Raffi: Acrolinx’s New Chief Product Officer

Acrolinx

Get to know Acrolinx's new Chief Product Officer, Curt Raffi, in this interview blog. Curt chats about the future of AI and content. The post Meet Curt Raffi: Acrolinx’s New Chief Product Officer appeared first on Acrolinx.

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Marketo’s June 2024 releases upgrade Interactive Webinars, Dynamic Chat Flows

Martech

Adobe Marketo’s June updates improve the functionality of the platform’s Interactive Webinars and Dynamic Chat Conversational Flows. Also this month comes word that LinkedIn LaunchPoint connections in Marketo will require re-authentication before Dec. 15, 2024. Templates for Interactive Webinars Marketo users now have the ability to create custom templates for room layouts in Interactive Webinars.