If I'm wrong, please set me straight. But if you report up to the CMO of your company's org chart — or, for that matter, you are the CMO — chances are you're not in the loop on how your brand is being marketed through its channel partners.
B2B marketers are looking for new ways to drive demand, increase brand awareness and bring more prospective customers into the pipeline. Paid, earned and owned media channel strategies have been practiced for some time, but earned media is growing more and more appealing as the price of paid efforts increases.
Many of you remember cassettes, compact discs and maybe even 8-tracks when you think back to the different music formats you’ve listened to over the years. Well, just as music formats have changed with the times, so have content formats. In one of this week’s Strategy & Planning Series sessions, our sister division Content4Demand is presenting a webcast on Content Marketing Hit-Makers: Audience-Centric Formats You Need to Add to Your…
As Head of CRM & Digital — B2B at Samsung Electronics France, Güçlü Ozsayin built and executed a digital demand generation strategy and continuously collaborates with key stakeholders, and content and technology providers to oversee the implementation of automated lead generation and nurturing campaigns that align with business goals.
The news that Dell EMC’s indirect business will account for more than 60% of its overall revenue by 2020 is not surprising. Already two-thirds of all IT products and services are sold through channels. And it’s estimated that as much as 75% of all global trade is generated through the channel.
Marketers, brace yourselves: machines are coming to take over your jobs. But fear not! A new book from authors Nancy A. Shenker and Jim D’Arcangelo — titled: Embrace The Machine: 111 Ways AI Will Change Your Marketing Job — aims to prepare modern marketers to accept AI, learn about it and embrace the change so both humans and machines can coexist in business.
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.
Content makes the marketing world go ‘round. It is often one of the first ways a potential buyer is introduced to your company, so it is crucial to develop meaningful and relevant content for target audiences.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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…
In the first few years we conducted our B2B Buyer’s Survey, a lot of the focus was around how an increasing amount of the decision-making process took place before a buyer ever engaged with a sales representative.
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.