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How B2B Marketing Automation Produces Dependable Lead Generation Results

Pipeliner

Based on a recent study by Regalix, the top three goals for B2B marketing automation are improving lead quality, improving lead nurturing and increasing lead generation. Yet, most marketers understand how difficult it can be to […]. The post How B2B Marketing Automation Produces Dependable Lead Generation Results appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog.

Missing the Obvious in B2B Marketing Actions

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Sometimes the simplest B2B marketing actions deliver the best results. Unfortunately, these are usually the most obvious and ignored even with the plethora of marketing, selling and overall sales advice. Not having a phone number, email or even physical address turned off B2B buyers by 44% of those surveyed. Would you believe no contact information? Share on Facebook.

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The Power of Empathy in B2B Sales and Marketing

Pipeliner

Your B2B sales prospects don’t want to hear about you. The post The Power of Empathy in B2B Sales and Marketing appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog. They want to hear about themselves.  We all do. They don’t necessarily need compliments and platitudes. But they do want to know that you understand their issues, their needs, their priorities.

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Inside the Rise of B2B Video Marketing

Salesfusion

A look at what’s fueling the growth of video in B2B marketing and how you can tap into this burgeoning field. What’s the next big thing in B2B content marketing? Why is Video Taking Off in B2B Marketing? At a time when having a multi-channel strategy is key to marketing success, it’s not surprising that video is taking off in this way. Video.

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LinkedIn and Effective B2B Marketing Strategies

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LinkedIn closely follows Twitter when it comes to effective B2B marketing strategies according to a survey conducted by Regalix Research. What continues to amaze me is the number of B2B professionals who fail to engage in effective B2B marketing strategies. The best LinkedIn effective B2B marketing strategies are those where you are truly authentic. 

Top B2B Marketing Blogs: Key Ingredients

Pointclear

What makes up the perfect B2B marketing blog? First let’s establish that there are marketing blogs—and then there are B2B marketing blogs. Now that I’ve got you salivating, let’s begin our tasting menu of B2B marketing inspiration. B2B Marketing Guest Blogs Why make the distinction?

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2014 B2B Marketing Trends That Work

Pointclear

As a B2B company, it’s paramount that you stay on top of trends so you know which to adopt and which to nix. This is a standout year for B2B marketing. The Content Marketing Institute recently released the annual North American report titled B2B Content Marketing: 2014 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends—and the findings are impressive.

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B2B Mobile Marketing: 15 Ideas You Can Use Today.

Pointclear

Are you interested in learning more about B2B mobile marketing? If you’re like many people, you can think of a lot of ways B2C companies use mobile marketing. But if you work in the B2B world, then you might be stuck trying to come up with B2B mobile marketing ideas. B2B Marketing Mobile Marketing

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What can B2B Marketers Adopt from Growth Hacking?

B2B Lead Blog

What can you learn from growth hacking and how can it help you develop a mindset to better your B2B marketing? As marketers, we can reject having a growth mindset without realizing it. First, marketers generally follow this approach: We plan, then, we execute. As a marketing pro, do you get an offseason? As I talk with other marketers, I know I’m not alone.

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Think Robots Will Replace B2B Sales Reps?

No More Cold Calling

Have B2B sales reps gone the way of CD players, the Rolodex, and analog radio—replaced by technology that gets the job done faster and better? Some take this to mean that our prospects and clients don’t really need us anymore—that the automation of selling has made B2B sales reps irrelevant. B2B buyer engagement is at an unprecedented low. . Buyer 2.0 needs us more than ever.

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How Do You Sell to a Millennial B2B Decision-Maker?

Anthony Cole Training

How to Sell selling to millennials how to sell to millennials B2B marketingA Guest Post by Salesloft.com.

2014 Planning Metrics for B2B Marketing Leaders

Sales Benchmark Index

The Holy Grail of 2014 Planning: Marketing Contribution as a % of Total Revenue. 2013 is the last year executives accepted activity-level results from marketing. Expectations of marketing accountability have increased to the level expected of sales performance. Executive marketing leaders need to push the debris aside. Marketing Contribution Agreement. Step 1.

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B2B Marketing Blogs

Salesfusion

Gartner Group and Forrester Research Group predict record levels in Marketing Automation (MA) spending and exponential growth in the field. The post B2B Marketing Blogs appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. [one_half valign="middle"]. Partner Portal. Why Partner With SalesFUSION. [/one_half].

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B2B Marketing Strategy

Salesfusion

Gartner Group and Forrester Research Group predict record levels in Marketing Automation (MA) spending and exponential growth in the field. The post B2B Marketing Strategy appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. Best Practices Email Marketing Social Media [one_half valign="middle"]. Partner Portal.

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Employees as B2B Marketing Resources

Salesfusion

The post Employees as B2B Marketing Resources appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. Best Practices Customer Interaction Email Marketing Social Media

B2B Marketing Solutions

Salesfusion

Gartner Group and Forrester Research Group predict record levels in Marketing Automation (MA) spending and exponential growth in the field. The post B2B Marketing Solutions appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. Best Practices Email Marketing Nurture Marketing Website Tracking Partner Portal.

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10 Lead Generation Strategies To Explore In Your B2B Organisation

Pipeliner

Two of the biggest marketing challenges facing your B2B business right now are: How to generate more leads How to enhance the quality of the leads you do generate Not all leads are equal. The post 10 Lead Generation Strategies To Explore In Your B2B Organisation appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog. Sales Effectiveness

Social Media for B2B Marketing

Salesfusion

The post Social Media for B2B Marketing appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. Best Practices Customer Interaction Social Media

LinkedIn Still Remains An Undiscovered B2B Marketing World for Many

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In the B2B  sales world, finding potential customers, strategic partners and even solid information becomes a more time consuming task. LinkedIn is a great resource for those in B2B sales. For me and for my executive coaching and talent management consulting small business, LinkedIn has provided incredible as part of my integrated marketing. Maybe money is another constraint.

PBTO31: Insights on B2B Selling and Leading a B2B Sales team with Alok Goyal

Mukesh Gupta

The subtle shift in B2B buyer behaviour. How the role of marketing has changed and where marketing plays a lead role and where sales plays a lead role in a selling process. The importance of how Marketing and Sales functions can work better together. Some trends that he sees in the market as a VC. Ltd., a large global software company’s India subsidiary.

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B2B ABM: Seven Sales & Marketing Tips for 2017 - Tip #1: Should you leave a Voicemail?

Pointclear

B2B Sales Prospect DevelopmentShould you leave a voicemail? One of the best responses to this question that I have seen is from a somewhat dated (2015) article in Eyes On Sales in which the author asks: “How many callbacks do you get if you DON'T leave a voicemail?”. The following is from my favorite author (“New Sales. Simplified.” and “Sales Management. Now for a real success story.

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Why and How to Improve Audience Segmentation for B2B Marketing

Salesfusion

Bob Dylan may have first shared that anthem with the world in 1963, but the message couldn’t hold more true today in the world of B2B marketing. For marketers, this means it’s all about getting the right message to the right person at the right time on the right channel. With modern marketing technology and the amount of data collected today, the possibilities are endless.

Interim Physicians Streamlines Processes and Scales Growth with B2B Marketing Automation Software Salesfusion

Salesfusion

The post Interim Physicians Streamlines Processes and Scales Growth with B2B Marketing Automation Software Salesfusion appeared first on Salesfusion.

Why Should B2B Companies Strive for Sales and Marketing Alignment?

Pipeliner

According to an article on Forbes.com: “50% of B2B sales staff keep missing their quotas!” If you ask sales, they may blame marketing for generating rubbish leads. And And if you ask marketing, they’ll probably argue that sales don’t try hard enough to close. [.] The post Why Should B2B Companies Strive for Sales and Marketing Alignment?

Webinar Replay: Tips for Using Social Media in B2B Marketing

Salesfusion

Did you miss our #InsightfulMarketer webinar with Oktopost on tips for using social media in B2B marketing? Daniel Kushner, CEO of Oktopost, shared some great insights around social media in the world of B2B marketing and best practices for successfully generating leads through social efforts. B2B Social vs. B2C Social. How many posts per day is ideal for B2B?

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5 Ways to Use LinkedIn for B2B Marketing

Vertical Response

While Facebook and Twitter dominate the B2C space, LinkedIn is the site where B2B marketers go to find clients and make connections. It’s the only social networking platform solely focused on business, making it the perfect place to invest in marketing efforts. To help you maximize your efforts, here are five ways you can use LinkedIn for your B2B marketing needs. 1.

B2B Marketing Events

Salesfusion

Gartner Group and Forrester Research Group predict record levels in Marketing Automation (MA) spending and exponential growth in the field. The post B2B Marketing Events appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. [one_half valign="middle"]. Partner Portal. Why Partner With SalesFUSION. [/one_half].

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B2B ABM: Seven Sales & Marketing Tips for 2017 - Tip #4: How Much Should Leads Cost?

Pointclear

Here are a few examples that will help you understand your cost per lead: Example #1 We once worked with the marketing director at a division of one of the world’s largest software companies. From one vendor alone they bought 6,000 leads. I was having breakfast the SVP of sales one day and he told me that they received no leads from marketing. Marketing & Sales Alignment

Inbound Marketing for B2B Companies

Salesfusion

Why Partner With SalesFUSION. [/one_half] [one_half_last valign="middle"] [frame style="none"] [/frame] [/one_half_last] [divider style="simple"] Gartner Group and Forrester Research Group predict record levels in Marketing Automation (MA) spending and exponential growth in the field. Best Practices Customer Interaction Email Marketing Lead Nurture Nurture Marketing Website Tracking

The Most Important B2B Marketing Metrics for CEOs

B2B Lead Blog

Tweet CEOs expect their marketing leaders to provide metrics and be accountable in meeting their numbers, just like their expectations for sales leaders. Oftentimes, CEOs’ marketing leaders only have various activity KPIs and some squishy metrics, such as brand recognition. Thus, their marketers are constantly reminded that more leads are needed, as fast as possible.

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3 Good Questions to Align Strategy, B2B Marketing, and Sales

B2B Lead Blog

Have you intentionally linked your sales, b2b marketing, and strategy? . thought Frank had a practical approach to aligning sales and marketing. Frank: Despite decades of attention to so-called strategic planning, there is remarkably little research about how to link strategy with the nitty gritty of field execution especially sales efforts [and marketing]. Question 1.

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Five B2B Social Strategy Myths

Salesfusion

Gartner Group and Forrester Research Group predict record levels in Marketing Automation (MA) spending and exponential growth in the field. The post Five B2B Social Strategy Myths appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. [one_half valign="middle"]. Partner Portal. Why Partner With SalesFUSION. [/one_half].

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Designing a B2B Marketing Website

Salesfusion

Gartner Group and Forrester Research Group predict record levels in Marketing Automation (MA) spending and exponential growth in the field. The post Designing a B2B Marketing Website appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. [one_half valign="middle"]. Partner Portal. Why Partner With SalesFUSION. [/one_half].

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The Most Untapped Leverage Point For B2B Growth

DiscoverOrg Sales

Throughout the life of a lead, from Marketing to Sales Development to Sales to Customer Success, good data facilitates and maximizes growth. Marketing: Better Leads, Higher ROI. First, let’s take a look at Marketing. Marketers fight a constant battle against bounces, and their success depends heavily on inbox placement and the integrity of their email lists.

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B2B ABM: Seven Sales & Marketing Tips for 2017 - Tip #6: Nurturing Triples Marketing’s Return

Pointclear

Lead nurturing triples marketing's ROI, but only if done properly. propose that nurturing is the most underutilized marketing activity at a marketer’s disposal. A new era of accountability starts in 2017 and nurturing (additional contact using multiple touches and multiple media—including phone, voicemail and email—across multiple cycles) is well worth the time and modest increase in expense. Nurturing programs increase the overall program leads rate significantly: Standard B2B lead-generation programs produce an average 5% lead rate. Marketing Pipeline.

How to Determine the Right Size for Your B2B Marketing Budget

Sales Benchmark Index

Marketing leaders struggle with top-down allocated marketing budgets. Begin leveraging best practices when planning your marketing budget amount. World class firms perform marketing budget planning from two dimensions: Top-down – The business allocates a % of total revenue to marketing based on past history and known thresholds in the industry for marketing spend.

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What Did 700 Executives Say About B2B Marketing Strategy?

Sales Benchmark Index

The right marketing strategy provides: Twice the job tenure. CMO Resources CMO Marketing Strategy Double the personal brand presence. Performance that beat EPS (Earning Per Share) estimates 88% of the time. Are you performing at this level?

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A Sales Perspective on B2B Marketing Challenges

Salesfusion

The post A Sales Perspective on B2B Marketing Challenges appeared first on Salesfusion. Marketing Automation

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10 Most Popular B2B Lead Blog Posts of 2016

B2B Lead Blog

The year 2016 is quickly coming to an end and the holiday season is a time for reflection and preparation. I’ve compiled a list of the 10 most popular and shared posts on the B2B Lead Blog, chosen by marketers, just like you, to help you get ready to have a great 2017. The Biggest Contributor to B2B Revenue. Read  The Biggest Contributor to B2B Revenue. 2. Here’s why.

B2B ABM: Seven Sales & Marketing Tips for 2017 - Tip #3 Should Marketing Be All In On Inbound?

Pointclear

Should your company be all in on inbound marketing. What other organizations say about the subject: CEB - One fascinating trend we uncovered recently is that average performing reps tend to gravitate more toward inbound, marketing generated leads—because they view them as easier to close (due to the customer being more than halfway through their purchase process, already scoped out their needs, etc.). Heinz Marketing – “Inbound marketing can be both highly effective and highly inefficient. Don’t be all in on inbound marketing. Short answer: no. Read more here.