online marketing


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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Content Promotion: How to Save Time and Improve Your Marketing

In the inbound marketing world, we should all take a second look at the advice “work smarter, not harder.” Just think of how much time a marketing team spends to publish relevant, informative, and entertaining content. Content is a vital strategy to most marketers: Some 96% …

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IoT Marketing Strategy: Understanding the IoT Buyer

The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly becoming a reality. In fact, Cisco estimates that there will be 500 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2030 (compared to 15 billion today). The IoT is growing 2X year-over-year. — Cisco With …

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Using Inbound Marketing to Drive Nonprofit Donations

More nonprofits are using inbound marketing to drive nonprofit donations than ever before. Yet only 26% of nonprofit organizations at a sophisticated/mature level of content marketing maturity, according to the Content Marketing Institute’s (CMI) 2016 Nonprofit report. The majority are in the early phases. …

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Closed Loop Marketing Tactics for Nonprofits

Closed loop marketing aligns marketing and sales to share information and insights in a closed feedback loop. But it’s not just a tactic for B2B marketing teams: For nonprofits, closed loop marketing can generate leads and raise donations thanks to …

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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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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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Search Advertising Statistics and Trends

This overview of search advertising statistics and trends saves marketers from having to find the correct keywords to get the industry information they need. With this view into search advertising, marketers can take the time saved to tweak their search …

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Best Data Analytics Practices for CMOs

Data can be a strategic weapon for marketing decisions when used well. Yet not all marketers are employing data analytics to their best advantage. Create marketing value and opportunities from digital data with these best data analytics practices for CMOs. …

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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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Top Nonprofit Digital Trends for 2017

Nonprofits enjoyed a small uptick in donors (2.0%) and revenue (5.3%) in 2015, according to the 2016 Fundraising Effectiveness Project. Regardless, cash-strapped nonprofits would surely welcome greater increases. What then are the top nonprofit digital trends for 2017? Heather Mansfield, …

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Tips for making marketing teams more agile

The agile methodology began in web development, but can be applied in other areas too — including marketing. Consider these tips for making marketing teams more agile. What is agile marketing? Agile marketing is an adaptive methodology allowing marketers to …

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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 Increasing Importance of Mobile for Marketing

In a year-ending roundup of SEO trends, strategist Gianluca Fiorelli stated “Mobile search is all search.” Observing Google is shifting to mobile-first indexing, he noted, “after 18 years of prioritizing desktop, now we have to prioritize mobile.” This blog addresses …

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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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Banner Advertising Stats and Trends for 2017

Banner ads on websites or in apps continue to generate significant revenue. In fact, banner ad revenue is expected to grow at 7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). The segment, already US $19,554 million in the 2016, is expected to …

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Why Inbound Marketing Matters

Buyers today have more power to do their own research and search alternatives before even interacting with a salesperson. This is exactly why inbound marketing matters. With a focus on attracting, informing, converting and nurturing prospects, inbound marketing meets customers …

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22 Nonprofit Digital Stats That Matter

The need for nonprofits to have a digital presence may seem obvious. Yet, according to the Nonprofit Research Collaborative, in 2015 only 49% of their respondents were using social media to fundraise. These 22 nonprofit digital stats highlight the importance of …

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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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Search Advertising Trends and Stats

At a cumulative US$76.6 billion, the US, China and Europe cover 84% of the global search advertising market. Here are more search advertising trends and stats digital marketers need to know. Search Advertising Stats The pace of search advertising revenue growth …

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Top 10 Skills Needed by Marketers Today

The field of digital marketing is an expanding industry. To help career-mined marketers, we’ve rounded up the top 10 skills needed by marketers today. #1 Strong overall communication skills. Successful marketing communications demand a clear message communicated to a target audience, …

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Top Nonprofit Digital Trends

Nonprofits today are turning to inbound marketing’s collaborative approach to campaign strategy and data focus to boost advocacy and increase donations. Examining top nonprofit digital trends provides insight into the strategies working best online. After all, despite the average American household …

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Online Marketing Trends 2016 to 2017

Digital marketing spend will grow from 57.29 billion US dollars in 2014 to 103.37 billion US. dollars in 2019, per Forrester. These online marketing trends are likely to drive the growth into 2017. Personalized user experiences Marketing personalization is becoming …

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Facebook Marketing Stats and Trends

Facebook this year announced it is putting drones and satellites in the air over developing countries to help bring its social network to new populations. After all, in the US, its saturation is already pretty high (59.17%). These other Facebook …

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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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Small Business Marketing Trends

Small business owners juggle many jobs in keeping their businesses afloat. One of these is often marketing. A review of small business marketing trends indicates nearly half (47 percent) of small businesses take a Do-It-Yourself approach to marketing. The State …

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