content marketing


4 Sales Lead Generation Techniques for the B2B Digital Funnel

Generating sales leads is clearly of great interest to both your marketing and sales teams. The definition of a sales lead is different to every company, but as a common definition, a sales lead has “raised a hand” by freely …

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Inbound Marketing and Agile are the Perfect Fit. Here’s Why.

According to Forbes and CMG partners, 93% of CMOs who employ Agile practices say their speed to market for ideas, campaigns, and products has improved.   Agile process management, and by extension agile marketing, are used by enterprise teams who …

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Nurturing Sales Leads 101

Sales leads are often expensive to generate, so when you have a lead ready for outreach, you need to nail down the nurture strategy. It’s often not as simple as sending a single generic email asking for time on someone’s …

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Why ABM is the Best Marketing Strategy for IoT Companies

By its nature, IoT is a decentralized investment. It crosses traditional organizational barriers and breaks down silos. As a result, IoT often impacts several different departments, ranging from executives to IT and operations. Each stakeholder needs to understand their individual …

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Keyword Strategy Mistakes to Stop Doing Now

A keyword strategy is definitely a must-have for businesses that want to generate leads online. In this article, we are going to address some common keyword strategy mistakes that businesses should curb.   Google receives over 63,000 searches per second …

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How to Excel at Targeted Marketing for B2B Tech Companies

Targeted marketing is the practice of aiming at an audience target with your campaigns like a bow and arrow, rather than casting a wide net to a general audience. It’s a highly effective way to get the right people to …

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6 Smart Account Based Marketing Examples for B2B Companies

Account based marketing covers a set of strategic tactics to bring in very specific leads and accounts into your sales funnel. ABM allows you to optimize your marketing spend and resources towards a smaller net of leads, increasing your chance …

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10 B2B Content Ideas for Websites to Generate Leads

  Year-over-year growth in unique site traffic is 7.8x higher for content marketing leaders compared to followers, according to Kapost citing Aberdeen.   By now, we all know the benefits of having content on our website. But in case you …

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Where Does Content Fit into My B2B Marketing Funnel?

A great content marketing strategy requires an investment into copywriting, research, editing, and oftentimes design and marketing distribution. Content marketing generates over three times as many leads as outbound marketing and costs 62% less, according to DemandMetric. So it makes …

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What is Content Marketing?

In order to define what is content marketing, we also want to define the most effective types and define its purpose. Content marketing is a marketing strategy in which you create and publish various educational and sales materials to generate …

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Key Stages + Stats for the B2B Customer Journey

The “old way of sales” for B2B on its way out—prospect, cold call, email repeatedly, hiding pricing info, and pressure to close. If you don’t believe me, consider this statistic:   The vast majority of B2B buyers do research online …

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How to Drive B2B Sales Leads with Problem-Focused Content Marketing

Article by the Ironpaper team. Content marketers, beware: The people who buy technology products and services don’t care how many awards your company has won or how long you’ve been in business. Buyers crave valuable, educational content that helps them …

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Shorter Isn’t Always Better — How to Boost Conversions Without Cutting Content

By Arielle Hurst We hate to break it to you, but there are aren’t any universal silver bullets that will instantly improve your conversion rates. Although some marketers may strike gold during an A/B test and announce, “Orange buttons tripled …

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15 Types of Content Marketing (Including Some You Haven’t Thought of Yet)

While there are many types of content marketing imaginable and you are only limited by your creativity, sometimes it can help to start with ideas for inspiration. Content marketing doesn’t need to refer to just the written word (although “crawlable” …

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Landing Page vs Homepage: 5 Strategic Differences 

Both landing pages and a strong homepage are necessary for your digital marketing strategy and website presence. But what is the difference between the two? It’s a great question and one we can answer in a few different ways. In …

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4 SaaS Marketing Strategies to Generate and Retain Users

SaaS marketing should be used to generate leads and new users who are a qualified fit for your business. Unlike shorter term sales, SaaS companies need to generate a large pool of leads who have a clear problem that can …

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5 Ways Content Can Aid the B2B Sales Process

40% of salespeople say earning a response from prospects is getting harder, according to HubSpot.   In part, this is because buyers have more research and insight available online without talking to a salesperson. So how can sales reps bridge …

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How to Iterate and Test an Account-Based Marketing Campaign

Iteration and optimization are the two words that should define your account-based marketing campaign. If you want to lower your cost-per-acquisition and scale up reliably, you need to be lean with your campaign launch and test from a few different …

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Creating Value With B2B Sales Enablement

Sales is changing rapidly, with a new focus on providing value for buyers. Sales reps of old focused on hitting daily quotas for outreach. They didn’t seek to truly connect with their prospects or providing individualized value. And they didn’t …

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How B2B Marketers Can Use HubSpot for ABM

HubSpot is not often advertised as a platform to support account-based marketing. Therefore many businesses don’t consider it when they transition into ABM strategies — that is, targeting specific accounts rather than casting a wide net. But did you know …

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B2B Marketing Myths to Drop This Year

B2B marketing is a constantly changing game, and everyone has something to say about best practices. You can read thousands of blog posts about tips, listen to podcasts and webinars, and attend conferences for the latest industry news. But while …

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How to Succeed With Account Based Marketing on LinkedIn

More B2B marketing teams are turning to account-based marketing for lead generation, especially as GDPR and privacy concerns make cold outreach harder and potentially legally risky, too. With account-based marketing, you push marketing campaigns to specific audiences and accounts rather …

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13 Critical Inbound Marketing Statistics for B2B in 2019

While the methodology behind inbound marketing is evergreen, the tactics used to grow and stay relevant are always evolving year to year. It’s important to follow the data and see where customers — and competitors — are heading. Here are …

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SEO vs. SEM: What’s the Difference?

Simply speaking, SEO (search engine optimization) refers to improving your website for the purpose of generating organic traffic once people search for keywords in search engines like Google and Bing. On the other hand, SEM (search engine marketing) generally refers …

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Digital Marketing Funnel: B2B Strategies for 2019

Digital marketing in 2018 was defined by several major trends — there was more targeting, more technology and automation, and of course more concern about privacy as spurred by GDPR. B2B marketers moving into 2019 should know some critical things …

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Behavioral Targeting Examples for a Strong B2B Campaign

You may be familiar with behavioral targeting for consumer brands — you see it in action every time you search for a product online and see that product “chase” you around the web in different advertising slots. This can make …

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Must-Have B2B Lead Generation Strategies for 2019

Did you meet your lead generation goals for 2018? Whether you were right on, above, or just below the bar, 2019 can be a year of even greater growth. You may need to get back to basics while also trying …

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The Complete Guide to Structuring Effective Blog Posts

By Justin Champion Think back to the last blog post you read. Did you skim through it as opposed to reading it because the introduction didn’t keep your attention? Did the content seem to ramble as opposed to getting to …

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Marketing Goals Examples for B2B Marketing Teams

In the past, marketing teams were concerned with softer metrics like social media shares, video views, and webpage visits. These metrics spoke to marketing value, but not business value i.e. revenue, and it was hard to convince stakeholders to invest …

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Benefits of a Landing Page for B2B

You’ve probably heard about how much you need landing pages on your website. You might also know best practices for a landing page and how it differs from your home page. These are all good tidbits to learn. But if …

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