B2B Marketing

October 2, 2018

LinkedIn B2B Marketing: How These 8 Influencers are Crushing It

80% of all B2B leads generated via social media come from LinkedIn, according to this Oktopost infographic. Being recognizes as a thought leader or influencer through mastery of LinkedIn B2B marketing can deepen engagement with high-value audiences and provide significant visibility for your company and brand. Of the network’s 500 million members, 61 million hold senior leadership positions and 40 million are B2B decision-makers.

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September 25, 2018

B2B Marketing Technologists: This is How You Execute a Data Management Strategy

As the end of 2018 nears, we’re already in the midst of intensive planning for next year. All of us marketers are planning for 2019 with an objective to create innovative marketing strategies and power them with world class technologies, like artificial intelligence, predictive, real-time marketing, personalization, cross-channel orchestration and more. Rightly so. That should be our goal. But before we mire ourselves in big plans, let’s first step back and evaluate the readiness of the most important, foundational piece of our current and future successes. It’s the 4-letter word that we use every day: “DATA”.

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September 13, 2018

15 Tactics for Successful B2B Social Media Marketing

For 20% of B2B marketers, social media is one of the top three sources for qualified leads, according to the Chief Marketer B2B Lead Gen Outlook report. The role of social media in demand generation has evolved to encompass targeted lead generation, influencer outreach, lead nurturing, social listening and research. B2B marketers who want to successfully build an engaged following on social media must master new skills as well as embrace the uniqueness of social media marketing.

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September 11, 2018

Account-Based Marketing Metrics: What to Track and Why

Account-based marketing (ABM) is a strategic approach to driving engagement with target accounts. Jon Miller, CEO and Co-Founder at Engagio, defines ABM as,

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September 5, 2018

Top-Funnel Demand Gen Inefficiencies: How Much Do They Cost Your Sales Pipeline?

A version of this post was originally published on CMSWire. B2B marketing teams are increasingly being evaluated on their contributions to the sales pipeline or even revenue. Understandably, demand-generation marketers have as a result focused more on optimizing down-funnel efforts rather than first fixing more problematic top-funnel inefficiencies. Shifting focus to down-funnel efforts is based on false logic. The failure to scale marketing-influenced pipeline is rarely just a consequence of bottom-funnel roadblocks. In fact, assessment of numerous marketing teams has shown top-funnel inefficiencies are more likely the cause of pipeline scale challenges, which trigger significant impacts all the way down the marketing funnel. In this article, we’ll look at several ways top-funnel inefficiencies may be leaving a lot of money on the table by:

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August 28, 2018

A 7-Part Framework for Doing 3rd-Party Demand Generation Right

Integrate and Inverta just released a new, co-branded guide on the topic of 3rd-party demand gen…very creatively titled “Getting Started with 3rd-Party Demand Generation.” This resource provides a 7-part framework of step-by-step guidance for effective 3rd-party demand gen programs. Further, it comes on the heels of a webinar Kathy Macchi of Inverta and Kate Athmer of Integrate recently hosted on the subject, which you can watch on demand here. The webinar and guide go well together. We created the guide after numerous conversations with B2B marketing teams pointed to the need for a resource that would help demand gen marketers better leverage 3rd-party sources to drive pipeline and revenue. These are the trends we’re seeing:

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August 21, 2018

4 B2B Marketing Experts Discuss Content Syndication’s Resurgence

Inbound marketing is important. But, as so many B2B marketing teams have discovered over recent years, an inbound marketing strategy alone isn’t enough to drive pipeline and achieve increasingly daunting revenue goals. Account-based revenue strategies have only compounded the problem; as B2B sales and marketing organizations prioritize ABM programs, traditional inbound tactics aren’t providing the quantity or quality of decision-makers needed to convert target accounts into pipeline opportunities.

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August 16, 2018

How to Combat the High Cost of Prospect Acquisition: A Seasoned Marketer’s POV

The importance of top-funnel marketing efforts continues to rise, driven by the need to more precisely target, identify and engage prospects. As demand generation strategies focus more on quality versus quantity and B2B marketing teams face greater pressure to show direct revenue impact, the cost to acquire a qualified lead or contact is going up rapidly. It simply takes more effort to get the right information on the right decision-makers. Precision is now key – the need for greater intelligence in our initial outreach attempts and each subsequent follow-up to generate positive engagement among target audiences. While techniques and tools like predictive modelling, intent data and account-based targeting hold promise, there are alternative strategies and tactics.

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August 14, 2018

6 Powerful B2B Marketing Tools for Integrated Campaign Management

As B2B marketers increasingly deploy and integrate more channels into the marketing mix, there’s a need for tools dedicated to integrated campaign management. Creating a unified customer experience across inbound, outbound, owned, earned, experiential and digital touchpoints are essential to seamless omnichannel customer experiences. But, it’s nowhere near simple to coordinate.

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August 9, 2018

10 Most-Common Content Syndication Mistakes Made By B2B Marketing Teams

As B2B marketing and sales organizations prioritize account-based revenue strategies, traditional inbound tactics alone can’t provide the quantity or quality of decision-makers to convert target accounts. You simply can’t wait for prospects to find your website through inbound marketing tactics – it won’t scale quickly enough to hit goals. That’s where 3rd-party demand generation and content syndication come in. As Dawn Colossi, CMO at FocusVision, once said, successful revenue marketing requires “Paying attention to other sites and treating them like our own – thoughtful of the content we put on them, what they were doing and how they are performing – is key to our strategy’s success.” Unfortunately, 3rd-party programs can be incredibly time-consuming and frustrating to manage without the right tools, making it very tempting to take shortcuts or “guess” instead of dedicating the time required to properly plan, launch, measure, and evolve content syndication programs. Does the phrase “We have to move quickly” sound familiar? Here’s a list of the 10 most-common content syndication mistakes we see our customers make, as well as some guidance on how to get it right.

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