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Measurement And Revenue Optimization Has Officially Arrived, As Dedicated Gathering Launches In San Fran

Next week, I’ll be heading to one of the first conferences for B2B marketers to focus exclusively on measurement and revenue optimization. Circulate 2017, taking place Sept. 14-15at the W San Francisco, will bring together thought leaders and practitioners from different roles — all with the common interest in measuring and optimizing marketing and sales performance.

How OpenText's Buyer-Focused Campaign Saw Surprising Results While Resonating With Their Audience

As marketers push on in their strive for buyer centricity in their campaigns and messaging, a lot of tweaking and fine tuning comes into play. And while buyers' paths to purchase certainly aren't linear, today's technology allows marketers to gain vast insight on target audiences. But even with all that insight, there is always a possibility that something just works and catches everyone by surprise.

B2B Marketers Rethinking Lead Nurture Strategies As Acceleration Programs Stall

Given the long sales cycles most B2B organizations have, lead nurturing is typically a critical part of marketing strategies. However, a sneak peek at the preliminary results from our annual Lead Nurturing & Acceleration Benchmark Survey reveal that B2B marketers are struggling with the results of their campaigns to maintain or advance the initial interest of prospects.

Why Is It So Hard To Create Personal Content?

I ask myself the above question far too often — and I go through A LOT of content while researching new story topics or potential news to share with all our loyal subscribers. Nothing upsets me more than coming across a “5 Innovative Ways To Boost Your Demand Gen Efforts” type E-book, in which these five “innovative” ways are blatantly specific features within the author’s main product offering.

Triblio’s Andre Yee Makes A Case For ABM At #Bii17

I’m sure you’ve heard about a little marketing strategy called account-based marketing (ABM). You may even be sick of the term. Whatever your thoughts are, it’s hard to deny the benefits of taking an account-first approach. B2B companies far and wide have benefitted from ABM — (enter shameless plug for our sister publication ABM In Action, #sorrynotsorry) — but why should others consider it?

Reviews Are In: Sneak Peek Into How B2B Brands Are Tackling The Growing Influence Of Peers

B2B buyers are more reliant on peer reviews and ratings to validate and find new solutions. According the 2017 B2B Buyers Survey Report, 94% of B2B buyers reported that reviews from industry peers were important in making a purchasing decision. Input from other users gives prospective buyers transparent insights into aspects such as ease of use, ROI and deployment time. It should come as little surprise that 42% percent of…

Q&A: Making The Move To A Buyer-Centric Content Strategy

There is a shift taking place among B2B marketers, moving from simply driving leads to developing deeper dialogs with key decision makers. And marketers are also quickly realizing that true “dialog” can now be built with a product pitch. To create real conversations with buying groups, marketers are focusing much more on the unique needs and pain points of different stakeholders.

Does Your Content Stink? 5 Things To Check Before You Panic

We’ve all been there before. We spend weeks — even months — developing a piece of content. And we do all the right things: we receive buy-in from all key stakeholders, interview subject-matter experts, conduct extensive research and collaborate with design to ensure everything was executed flawlessly. But when we finally launch the asset, we find that it’s not generating the leads we expected. What went wrong?

5 B2B Social Specialists You Should Be Following

When it comes to marketing—whether it’s B2B or B2C—social media has grown into a prominent channel for engaging prospective customers. That will only continue to increase as more and more millennial and next-generation marketing professionals start to take over seats at the buying table.

“Top Of Mind” Author John Hall Shares Tips For IDEA Communication Through Content

There’s no better way to drive opportunities—and revenue—than with content. However, it’s especially difficult to create content that keeps your brand at the center of your target audience’s attention. In the book “Top Of Mind,” written by Influence & Co. CEO John Hall, building trust within your target audience is the focal point of delivering consistent value for target audiences. The book features a step-by-step guide for developing content that…

Supply And Demand Fuel Continued Growth Of Marketing Automation Landscape

If you (like me) thought that the marketing technology landscape was going to begin consolidating as tech users searched for a healthy balance of integrated technology—you were sadly mistaken. In all, there are more than 5,300 technology solutions according to the newly announced 2017 Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic—a 39% increase from last year.
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