B2B sales


How to Choose a Digital Marketing Agency That Will Drive Results

Are you wondering how to choose a digital marketing agency? If so, you’re not alone. In fact: Companies outsource “between 45 percent and 75 percent of marketing activities” to agencies, according to Accenture. Why is this trend growing? Because the demands on marketers …

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B2B Lead Generation: How to Set Measurable Goals

An important part of any lead generation strategy is setting and meeting goals. Lead generation tactics not based on goals cannot result in measurable success. Consequently, marketers may not know whether or not to repeat certain actions. 68% of B2B …

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LinkedIn Marketing in 2017: What B2B Businesses Need to Know

LinkedIn has a new layout. This means that both brands and individuals must rethink their LinkedIn marketing strategy for 2017. The cleaner, sleeker look will be “more intuitive and focused to bring conversations and content to the forefront,” says LinkedIn. 50% …

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3 B2B Marketing Tips to Help You Understand Your Prospects

It’s important for all businesses to understand their prospects, but this is especially true for B2B companies. These three B2B marketing tips can help you speak your prospects’ language and create relevant brand touch points. Why is prospect research especially important for …

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How to Define Buyer Lifecycle Stages

Phrases such as “buyer’s journey” and “customer lifecycle” are recurring buzzwords in marketing today. Yet how many marketers know how to clearly define buyer lifecycle stages? According to B2B Marketing Research, 68% of marketers have not defined their funnel. Defining …

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Website Metrics That are Critical to Sales Growth (And Measuring Website ROI)

According to a Statista report, 92% of SMEs consider their own websites to be the most effective digital marketing tactic.  But which website metrics are these SMEs monitoring — and do they really indicate sales growth? To tackle this question, we’ll cover …

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Inbound Sales: A Complete Guide for CMOs

The sales process is changing dramatically, and to keep up, CMOs should now take an active role in major inbound sales functions. In fact, companies with a strong sales and marketing alignment achieve 20% annual growth rate, according to Kapost (referencing an Aberdeen …

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HubSpot Funnel: Why It’s Important for B2B Success

HubSpot is a powerful marketing technology. Yet many marketers who pour resources into the marketing tool don’t set up a HubSpot funnel to convert contacts into customers. According to Econsultancy’s Conversion Rate Optimization Report, for every $92 spent acquiring customers, only …

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How to Match Content to Buyer’s Journey Stage

Content is the key for today’s lead generation: According to Curata, 74.2% of companies indicate that content marketing increases both lead quality and quantity. But at the same time, a surprising 87% of B2B marketers struggle to produce content that they find …

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Benefits of Marketing Automation

Marketing automation is “very important” to the overall success of marketing across channels according to 91% of the most successful, according to users in an Ascend2 study. While these marketers already recognize the benefits of marketing automation, some in the …

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Best Practices for Colocation Marketing and Sales Generation

Colocation companies use efficiency and adaptability to meet the needs of their customers. These attributes need to be communicated alongside other distinct value points for colocation inbound marketing, lead generation, and sales generation efforts. Understanding The Colocation Market Small, mid-sized …

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5 Benefits of a Content Audit

Inbound marketers spend many hours generating content to raise awareness, nurture leads, convert sales, and encourage brand advocacy. Inbound focuses heavily on making content a key ingredient for driving engagement, advocacy, and customer acquisition. For many teams, content management can …

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Understanding the Impact of Mobile Commerce in 2017

With Deloitte telling us the average Americans checks her phone within five minutes of waking up, there’s little doubt that mobile is a major force in marketing. At the same time, mobile devices play a role in eCommerce too. Understanding …

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The Digital Landscape is Changing How we Market and Sell

The digital market is a disruptive force. With the majority of us carrying a computer around in our pockets in the form of a smartphone, the power has shifted from seller to buyer. Digital marketing is evolving as the digital landscape …

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Improving Customer Experience: An Rx for CX

Customer experience is such a catchphrase in marketing today it even gets its own trendy acronym: CX. Improving customer experience requires integration, collaboration, data analysis and more. Companies focused on maximizing satisfaction, with regard to the entire customer journey, have …

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Forecasting the Cloud Computing Market [Report]

In 2015, the global cloud systems management software market had a value of $2.8 billion. Forecasting the cloud computing market makes the future look even more promising, per a recently released Cisco report. Cloud Computing Market Growth More businesses today …

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Lead generation tips for IT service companies

Judging by Bureau of Labor Statistics, the majority of Information Technology (IT) service companies are small (10 – 99 workers) or even micro-sized establishments.  Yet, the demands for differentiation, marketing effectiveness, and sales are increasing and forcing IT service companies …

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Content Marketing for Manufacturers — Report

Some 85% of manufacturer marketers use content in their marketing efforts, according to the 2017 Manufacturing Content Marketing (MCM). The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and MarketingProfs report highlight valuable trends to guide content marketing strategy for manufacturering companies. Content marketing …

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Top Social Media Advertising Trends

Globally social media advertising accounts for 13% of today’s digital ad market at about $26.4 billion US. Defining Social Media Advertising Social media advertising leverages the network newsfeed to raise awareness, prompt action or sell products or services. Ads in …

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Email Marketing Statistics and Trends

Email marketing has legs. Doubters could consult an Exhibitor study showing 50% of trade show marketers and exhibitors planned to increase spending on this marketing medium in 2016. These other email marketing statistics and trends should also help prove “you’ve …

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B2B Marketing Statistics and Trends

B2B marketing statistics and trends illustrate the global B2B marketing industry is still going strong. It’s predicted to grow annually through 2018. Digital in particular will continue to garner attention with a 12.9% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), per PwC. B2B …

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Startup Marketing Plan Essentials

Inbound marketing works well for startups for many reasons: lower customer acquisition costs compared to traditional advertising, wider audience reach, shortened sales cycle and more. Grow a startup business and edge out the competition with these inbound essentials for a …

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Smart home market size — Trends and projections

Home automation is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Instead, we see Alec Baldwin on TV planning a party with the help of Alexa, while the latest iOS update for iPhones offered a default smart home app. Certainly smart …

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Does Web Content Have an ROI?

Content is still king. Inbound marketing requires quality content to drive traffic, visibility and leads. Content needs to exist for each stage of the buying process. So, when asked “Does web content have an ROI?” illustrate the return on investment …

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Digital marketing spending trends in the US and globally

Digital marketing spending trends in the US and globally offer valuable insight into the industry today. One encouraging finding is Forrester Research’s forecast that digital marketing spending will continue to rise through 2019. The research firm forecast an increase from …

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Best Practices for IT Value-Added Reseller Company Websites

In an ever-evolving landscape roiled by big data, mobile, turn-key applications, and cloud computing, value-added resellers (VARs) are forced to reinvent themselves as broad IT solution providers. Seeking to adapt in a volatile arena, the VAR marketer might ask: How can …

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Marketing Tips for Enterprise Software Companies

There is growing demand for software and cloud services, such as file sharing, online backup, storage, payroll, HR, accounting softwares, and more. The opportunities for enterprise software are countless. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) market is poised to top $112.8 billion by 2019, according to …

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Do lead lists work? Why buying leads can harm your business.

Do lead lists work? Not if you measure success by leads generated, sales conversions, or the prospects’ positive experience. Lead lists don’t help build relationships. Here are some other ways buying leads can harm your business.  Buying Leads Harm Your Business By …

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Content marketing statistics and trends. Considerations for 2017.

Content is still king. A Regalix 2016 survey found 96% of marketers identifying content marketing as a core part of their strategy. We gathered a list of relevant content marketing statistics and trends to help marketers plan their 2017 strategies. …

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How website redesign drove measurable business value for a leading artificial intelligence company.

An Ironpaper Client Success Story. Arago (www.arago.co) has an underlying mission to give people back the time they are currently spending in mindless processes—helping to drive more value from human endeavors. What they do with operations automation is reminiscent of …

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