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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why Buying Lead Lists Will Kill Future Sales

Earning customers is a challenge in every industry. But marketers make their job even more difficult when they purchase names and send unsolicited promotional communications. By purchasing email lists and sending unsolicited emails (spam), you are putting your business in …

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Sales Enablement Tools For B2B Marketing

As the marketplace has changed, so has the sales process. The dynamic between sales teams and buyers has shifted; salespeople are no longer the information gatekeeper. This forces sales and marketing to become more agile, data-driven, and timely. Sales enablement …

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Lead Generation Mistakes to Avoid

Lead generation was the most important content marketing goal for 85% of B2B marketers surveyed in 2016 by the Content Marketing Institute. Yet even though lead generation is essential to marketing and sales efforts to grow revenue, marketers continue to …

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5 Inbound Marketing Best Practices for IT Value-Added Resellers

The Value-Added Reseller (VAR) drives business value through software, hardware or networking products. Yet communicating that value is essential for the VAR to capture leads and sales opportunities. Amp up the next marketing campaign with these five inbound best practices for IT Value-Added Reseller …

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How to Nurture Sales Leads — 5 Tactics that Work

For those wondering how to nurture sales leads into greater opportunities, we round up five tactics that work–distinctly helping to drive leads further into the buying process. Here are five tips on how to nurture sales leads: #1 Use progressive …

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Nonprofit Marketing KPIs — Metrics That Matter

It’s easy to tout Key Performance Indicator (KPI) analysis to prove you’re getting the job done. Yet smart marketers in nonprofit marketing know that the more important gauge of success is KPIs directly related to sustainability. Accurate and precise data …

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How inbound marketing can boost attendee numbers for business events

Being asked how inbound marketing can boost attendance numbers for business events? Maybe someone is questioning the investment of resources or doubting the value of inbound. There are several responses to give when challenged on taking this approach to increasing turn …

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Sales Nurturing Statistics That Matter

Sales nurturing is an important tool in revenue generation. This collection of sales nurturing statistics that matter highlights the benefits. What is sales nurturing? Just 56% of B2B organizations verify valid business leads before they are passed to sales. — …

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Inbound Marketing Tips for Data Centers

Those working in data centers or colocation businesses are likely to recognize the value of binaries. Here’s a marketing concept in those terms — inbound v. outbound marketing. With inbound focused on informing and educating potential customers during their buyer’s journey, while …

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Best Practices for SaaS lead nurturing

Lead nurturing is an essential component of marketing success across industries, even in the Software as a Service (SaaS) vertical. Adhering to best practices for SaaS lead nurturing can improve your site wide conversion rate, improve demo sign-ups, and increase sales.   …

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Do Trade Shows Improve Sales?

There is always another trade show to sponsor or attend, and the costs add up quickly. The question is “do trade shows improve sales?” In a survey of 100 business owners and marketing managers, 44% said they didn’t calculate their …

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Email Marketing Statistics and Metrics

This might sound like a SNL ad parody, but email overload is real. The average person, in fact, has an average of 1.9 accounts, accounts that are more immediately accessible with technology advances in connectivity and smartphone devices. Email marketing …

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SaaS Market Size Forecast

What is the size of the saas market? Forecasts vary in estimating software-as-a-service (SaaS) market size, but there is consensus the market is poised to expand. The growth is due to organizations of all sizes becoming comfortable with cloud software …

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How to generate leads without cold calling

Put the phone down. You don’t want to cold call. Your prospects don’t want to be cold called. Consider these statistics: The average sales development rep makes 52 calls daily. It takes 18 dials to connect with a single buyer. 84% …

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Inbound Marketing Tips for IT Service Companies

IT service companies are increasingly focused on touting the solutions they offer in a myriad of industry segments. The CMOs at those same companies, though, are focused heavily on the marketing solution to generate more leads and customer conversions. As …

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The Role of Digital Marketing in Customer Relationship Management

Customer Relationship Management, Digital Marketing & Delight The last stage of the inbound marketing cycle often gets the least attention. Delighting existing customers and boosting their loyalty to turn them into brand evangelists is almost an afterthought in customer relationship …

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