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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Archive for the 'B2B Marketing Tips' Category

‘L2RM Automation Is Powering A B2B Marketing Transformation’ – Forrester Blogs

Lori Wizdo says, “Forrester just published The Forrester Wave™: Lead-To-Revenue Management Platform Vendors, Q4 2016.  Our research uncovered a robust market in which Act-On, Adobe, IBM, Marketo, and Oracle lead the pack; bpm’online, HubSpot, Salesforce, and Salesfusion offer competitive options; and CallidusCloud and Right On Interactive are Contenders.  Forrester’s Wave ™ process is comprehensive (we evaluated the products across 36 different criteria); rigorous (the process comprises executive briefings, detailed product review and demo, all validated with customer references);... [...]

‘B2B digital marketing trends for 2017: Finally catching up with B2C?’ – Econsultancy

Arliss Coates says, “The latest B2B Digital Trends report is here! In association with Adobe, Econsultancy has surveyed more than 1,000 professionals working in digital B2B to craft an idea of what the future holds, and where the pack is going. The before and after Content marketing is, as ever, on the minds of B2B digital marketers. However, our research shows a slightly changed picture from the B2B world of last year (and the three before, since Econsultancy began producing B2B Digital Trends reports in 2012) – customer experience is taking on a greater, and substantial, role in... [...]

‘5 Tips to Build a Scalable B2B Sales Enablement Program’ – Business.com

Derek Pando says, “A few years ago I started a new job where I was tasked with the sales enablement portion of a major product launch that was set to happen just a few months after my start date. Very quickly after starting my job I realized that the sales reps were in a state of panic. The reps did not know how the new product worked or how to sell it. The reps were reaching out to the support team, marketing and product team flooding them with questions. Each of these organization started having trouble working effectively because of the constant interruptions. Not only was this a drain... [...]

‘Eight Missed Opportunities in Your B2B Content’ – MarketingProfs

Dan Stelter says, “Just 30% of B2B marketers rated themselves as “effective” at content marketing in 2015. That’s down from 38% the previous year, according to Content Marketing Institute’s and MarketingProfs’ joint Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends report. And the content output for brands increased 35% from its highest to lowest points in 2015, but engagement with that content fell, on average, 17%, TrackMaven found. So what gives? Why do you hear everyone trumpeting content as “king,” but just a few companies experience great results? It... [...]

‘Should you be using LinkedIn Ads?’ – Marketing Land

AJ Wicox says, “All too often, I hear two complaints about LinkedIn Ads: It’s too expensive. It doesn’t work. Generally, when I hear this feedback, it’s from those who don’t have the right business to be advertising on LinkedIn. So I thought I’d share what types of businesses should be using LinkedIn, as well as those that should avoid the platform. Who should advertise on LinkedIn The three verticals that tend to work best are: high-value B2B products & services; recruiting efforts; and higher education. High-value B2B products & services Subscription services (like... [...]

‘Forrester’s Predictions For B2B Marketing Professionals In 2017’ – Forrester Blogs

Peter O’Neill says, “Just like many other research groups at Forrester Research in the past weeks, our team has gotten together, discussed, and agreed on a series of predictions for 2017 that will affect business-to-business (B2B) marketing professionals’ work. Forrester’s clients can review these in full detail in the published report, but here are some of the highlights. We have grouped our predictions into three sections. Part 1: Account-Based Marketing Will Come Of Age In 2017 In 2016, vendors and consultants seriously hyped account-based marketing (ABM) — such that B2B marketing... [...]

‘7 Google Analytics reports that demystify your B2B audience’ – Marketing Land

Stela Yordanova says, “In my previous article, I discussed ways to measure and analyze website traffic, engagement and conversions. In this piece, I share seven of my favorite Google Analytics reports that help B2B marketers further analyze and understand website visitors. 1. Geographical report If you target certain regions or are running advertising campaigns in particular markets, the Geographical (Geo) report will help you analyze how users from these areas behave on your website. B2B marketers can use this data to determine advertising effectiveness and identify needed improvements (specific... [...]

‘How to Write Effective B2B Sales Letters to Land Six-Figure Contracts’ – Business.com

Danny Wong says, “Writing a sales letter is not an easy task. If it was, everyone would easily score six-figure contracts in a snap. In order to make a sales letter effective as well as specially designed for a large contract, here are some considerations you need to keep in mind. Be appropriately brief The kids don’t use the phrase TL;DR (too long, didn’t read) for nothing. Your sales letter needs a similar approach. While there is an endless debate as to how long the ideal sales letter should be with no magic bullet solution, one thing that all sales experts agree on is that... [...]

‘How to Write Effective B2B Sales Letters to Land Six-Figure Contracts’ – Business.com

Danny Wong says, “Writing a sales letter is not an easy task. If it was, everyone would easily score six-figure contracts in a snap. In order to make a sales letter effective as well as specially designed for a large contract, here are some considerations you need to keep in mind. Be appropriately brief  The kids don’t use the phrase TL;DR (too long, didn’t read) for nothing. Your sales letter needs a similar approach. While there is an endless debate as to how long the ideal sales letter should be with no magic bullet solution, one thing that all sales experts agree on is that... [...]

‘What You Missed At The B2B Marketing Forum — If You Weren’t There’ – Forrester Blogs

Peter O’Neille says, “Wow! It may have taken place seven days ago, but I am still exhausted — and exhilarated — from our inaugural B2B Marketing Forumin Miami last week. Here is a short recap of what we covered during the two days. Day 1: Obsess On Customers; Orchestrate A Relationship; Conduct An Engagement The opening main session began with Forrester’s James McQuivey, who inspired us all to understand both how to understand customer obsession and how to drive the necessary organizational, process, and even cultural change. Molly Murphy, from Eaton Industries, presented a best... [...]