Why Sales Leaders Hate Your Advertising Agency

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Sales leaders perceive advertising agencies with the trifecta of doom; Expensive, Eccentric, and Frivolous. Why is it that most B2B sales leaders hate advertising agencies? They are irked when advertising agencies take too much credit for growth. Content Marketing.

The CMO Guide to Data: Why Your Marketing Database Is Broken, and How to Fix It

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Technology has fundamentally changed the role of Marketing. What was once seen largely as an art, has increasingly become less about fancy pictures, and more about deploying revenue generating messaging to the masses. The rise of radio and television made.

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B2B Programmatic Advertising for Beginners

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As with nearly every other aspect of business— automation, predictive learning, and artificial intelligence have drastically changed the advertising landscape. Programmatic advertising. What are the benefits of programmatic advertising? B2B Marketing

How to Nurture Prospective Leads through Remarketing Advertising

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There is an evolving marketing tactic called ‘ Remarketing ’ that your marketing team should embrace. A world class marketer today leverages remarketing to recapture those prospective leads. Visitors who visited pages designed for buyers personas groups.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

One of the biggest responsibilities and challenges for marketers is generating leads. Lead generation has become much more important because the buying process has changed, and marketers need to find new ways to reach buyers and get heard through the noise.

How to Adapt to the Well-Educated Modern Buyer

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Author: Kelly Bosetti Salespeople once played a significant role in educating buyers about their options and helping them come to a decision regarding a product or service, but times are changing. Because of this, it’s no surprise that the buyer’s journey has undergone a fundamental shift.

7 Quick Wins for Sales and Marketing Alignment

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We hear a lot about sales and marketing alignment: How important it is for B2B, and how so few of us are doing it right. SALES: Marketing leads are crap. MARKETING: Sales is lazy. MARKETING: Maybe if you actually followed up the same day. The buyer is in control. …

The 8 best CRMs for marketing teams

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Effective marketing is about more than just attracting one-time customers. But with the right Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution, you can optimize your marketing to suit the unique needs of every customer, just like you might in a small independent business.

Low MQLs? 7 Digital Marketing Tricks to Keep Leads Coming Back for More

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But if the person doesn’t seem interested, many sales and marketers turn their attention toward existing customers. You have to bring in more marketing qualified leads. Marketing to cold leads and warm leads alike is important. Run re-marketing ads to free content.

Realtors – Your Marketing Message Sucks – Part 05

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Technology through the Internet and social media has changed the real estate market. Educated buyers are now the driving force. Unfortunately, the marketing message by many realtors has not reacted positively to that change.

Your 2014 Marketing Budget Roadmap

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As a marketing leader, the CEO is going to measure your 2014 success in three ways: Leads – Number of Sales Qualified Leads delivered to Sales. Opportunities – Percent contribution by Marketing to the Sales Funnel. Wins – Percent contribution by Marketing to Sales Revenue.

Marketing Hacks

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The way that consumers interact with marketing advances has changed in the last few years. One of the primary goals of the sales and marketing teams are to find new prospects and convert them into customers. How to Market on a Budget. Creating authenticity in marketing.

Low MQLs? 7 Digital Marketing Tricks to Keep Leads Coming Back for More

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But if the person doesn’t seem interested, many sales and marketers turn their attention toward existing customers. You have to bring in more marketing qualified leads. Marketing to cold leads and warm leads alike is important. Run re-marketing ads to free content.

Intent Data Turns a Buyer-Centric World From a Curse into a Blessing

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Intent data has become one of the hottest topics in the B2B sales and marketing space. Intent data is a relatively new term our industry has adopted to encompass signals and data about prospective buyers or businesses actively researching products or services.

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How to Avoid a Marketing Automation Catastrophe

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Marketing leaders must prove their contribution to Sales Revenue. Advertising and tradeshows are not enough. Marketing must produce leads that generate new business. In this environment, many of your peers have turned to marketing automation as the solution.

What’s In Your Marketing Action Plan?

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All small businesses and sales professionals should have their own marketing action plan. These misdirected activities derail the action with any marketing plan. 6 Key Marketing Activities. For simplicity, there are six basic key activities within a marketing action plan.

Is Your Marketing Message Coded?

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Unfortunately, when I asked the associate upon checking out if this store carried the standard not the extended cartridges I receive this marketing message: “We stock the extended because those cartridges are the most popular.”

Want Better Lead Generation? Get Marketing & Sales in Line

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By understanding the discipline of sales enablement and how to prioritize tactics based on marketing and sales objectives, companies of all sizes can reap the rewards. Sales enablement really boils down to how marketing can help make sales more successful, and this can be accomplished through a range of program areas including technology, intelligence, content, analytics, training, and demand generation. Marketing-generated awareness. Marketing-generated demand.

The Ultimate List of Marketing Podcasts

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Ten or so years ago, podcasts were just a blip on the average marketer’s radar. Given its rising popularity, podcasting is now an avenue marketers can explore to publish more branded content and reach new audiences. Keep reading for 50 of the best podcasts for marketers.

Why Successful Marketing is Equal Parts Art and Science

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It’s no secret, data has revolutionized marketing. Where marketers once relied on instinct, they now rely on insights gleaned from careful data analysis. Here on the ZoomInfo blog, we’ve laid out the benefits of data-driven marketing time and time again. The Art of Marketing.

3 Ways Sales Can Help the Marketing Team (and Help Themselves)

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Let’s agree that the goal of your marketing team should be to help your sales team. But as sales professionals, how can you feed your sales intelligence in to your marketing team and how can they use that intelligence to better help you close sales? Buyer personas.

The Beginner’s Guide to Referral Marketing

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There are more answers to that question than ever before, thanks to the variety of tools and channels at a modern marketer’s disposal. We touched on this phenomenon in a recent blog post about word-of-mouth marketing. What is referral marketing? Referral Marketing Examples.

Investing in Marketing Tech: 7 Key Considerations

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The marketing tech landscape changes constantly as new trends emerge and innovative tactics catch on as effective marketing strategies. Subsequently, new technologies have emerged as well, aimed to help marketers achieve specific tasks and objectives. 1. Market Intelligence.

Marketing, Are You In or Out?

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Change your marketing focus from “ inside-out ” to “ outside-in ”. Marketing inside-out versus Marketing outside-in should be common terms and concepts for B2B marketing and sales organizations. It is time understand who your buyers are with an outside-in focus.

6 Ways to Humanize Your Marketing Efforts

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In decades past, the world of marketing was dominated by print advertisements in newspapers and magazines. But, the Internet led to a drastic shift in B2B marketing. Now, modern customers demand authentic, personalized marketing interactions with the brands they buy from.

Content Mapping for Marketing Success

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Sharing the wrong content at the wrong time is a marketer’s worst nightmare. The answer to each of these questions and the key to content marketing success is something called content mapping. Content mapping is the process of strategically aligning your content to your buyer’s journey.

Marketers Just Want To Market: Here’s How

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The best marketing minds are like that – a marriage of seeming opposites that end up working together. Strategic marketers today must balance the right brain that controls creativity and intuition and the left brain that processes information logically and analytically. That’s because the profession is part art, as it’s always been, and part science, thanks to the rise of Big Data, social media targeting and other technology for targeting and nurturing buyers.

45 Top YouTube Channels for Marketing Professionals

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Today we’re closing out this three-part series with a post for our marketing audience. So, if you’re on the hunt for new marketing resources, look no further. 1. Marketing 360. The Marketing 360 YouTube channel offers a wide variety of high-quality video content.

Radio As a Marketing Tool in B2B

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Radio As a Marketing Tool For B2B Marketers and Social Listening. In the digital era, brands shouldn’t write off the radio as a marketing tool – it offers the same key perk of programmatic ad buys: attribution. Paul Brenner, President of Dial Report, the only first-party data attribution and listener intelligence platform measuring the performance of broadcast radio shares his insights on how radio can prove to be a valuable marketing tool for B2B sales.

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4 Essential Marketing Roles for the Modern Marketing Team

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Let’s face it—it’s not easy to build a perfect marketing team. A comprehensive marketing strategy includes a number of different tactics and initiatives—which means your team must include members with a wide variety of skills. Final Thoughts on Emerging Marketing Roles.

3 Reasons to Market Your Small Business Like A Drug Dealer

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Author: Andrew Frazier You need to market your small business like a drug dealer. It does until you take a closer look at their marketing and sales strategy. As part of my coaching, I tell my clients that they need to market their business like a drug dealer.

In Marketing Time Is Relative

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What has changed in marketing is the amount of messages being received by ideal customers and target market. However even with shorter attention spans, what is the best marketing times is still “relative.”. Time in marketing is relative. * * * * *.

Mobile Marketing Tips for Small Business

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So, a potential buyer might see a Facebook post about your latest earrings collection while in line to get his latte, do some research during his commute to work, and purchase a pair by the time he got to his office. As such, mobile marketing is not just an option anymore. One way to boost your visibility and drive qualified leads to your mobile site is through paid advertising, such as Google AdWords or social media marketing.

57 Essential Multichannel Marketing Statistics

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The world of B2B marketing underwent a dramatic transformation in recent years—and unfortunately for us marketers, we no longer have such rigid control of the buyer’s journey. But, how can marketers comply with the varying preferences of their individual buyer?

The Real Gaps Between Small Business Marketing and Reality

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Organizations continue to depend on their small business marketing to attract attention. Email has been proven to be effective in small business marketing campaigns. Research from Strongview and SENSORPRO indicate the following increase in dollars for marketing: Email – 61%.

Are Your Real Estate Marketing Messages Missing the Sales Target?

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What I have learned is 90% or better of the real estate marketing messages we have received are missing the sales target. No we are not running out of time, but you have with these poor real estate marketing messages. Finally there are also the price real estate marketing messages. “How

Poor 'Quality' Marketing Leads for the Dumpster?

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This blog is targeted to marketing leaders frustrated with leads being rejected by the sales force. There are two steps to evaluate why the field ignores/rejects marketing leads. This includes SEO, digital advertising clicks, email responses, social clicks, etc.

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Influencer Marketing 101: The Beginner’s Guide

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If you’re reading this post, you already know it’s important to keep a finger on the pulse of marketing for new, innovative tactics. B2B influencer marketing. To put it simply, most B2B marketers aren’t sure how to make influencer marketing work for them. B2B Marketing

The Discovery Call Questions Marketing Agencies Should Ask Their Prospects

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When we speak with marketing agencies about using our sales playbook software to sell their own services, one of the questions they always ask us is, “What questions should I ask my prospects?”. MEDDIC (Metrics, Economic Buyer, Decision Criteria, Decision Process, Identify Pain, Champion).

35+ Marketing Jokes to Brighten Your Day

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A little bit of humor can go a long way– even in the marketing world. Today’s marketing professionals must juggle a number of high-priority tasks throughout the day, and often, they find themselves under a significant amount of stress. 35+ Marketing Jokes to Brighten Your Day.