demand generation

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

Content marketing is not just the written word (although “crawlable” text content is excellent for SEO.) Content can be static or dynamic, audio or visual, sent via email, downloaded on a landing page or shared in a more personalized way. …

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5 Demand Generation Best Practices for IT Service Companies

The IT services industry must grapple with growing competition. From other providers to the evolving self-help SaaS industry, competitors come in all shapes and sizes. There is also enormous opportunity in the IT services industry. Gartner predicts that worldwide IT …

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Top of Funnel Marketing: Strategies for Acquiring More B2B Leads

The marketing funnel describes the stages of the customer journey: from when an individual first discovers a product to when they make a purchasing decision. Top of funnel marketing targets potential customers at the beginning of the customer journey in …

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Creating a Great Landing Page for Sales Leads

By Nicole Cappella, Content Specialist Digital marketing has transformed the way that businesses reach new audiences, and identify which contacts are ready for sales outreach. This process requires that sales and marketing work together closely, to ensure the right qualifiers are …

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Creating Value With B2B Sales Enablement

Using value-added communications to improve the B2B marketing to sales handoff. B2B sales enablement techniques to drive opportunity creation.

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15 Critical Inbound Marketing Statistics for B2B in 2021

Updated March 2021. Inbound marketing best practices seem to change constantly. It’s essential to follow the data and see where customers and competitors are heading to keep up with trends. Here are thirteen current inbound marketing statistics that highlight this …

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Blogging for B2B lead generation marketing

How to use blogging for B2B lead generation. Example blog article types for B2B marketing.

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4 Sales Lead Generation Techniques for the B2B Digital Funnel

Generating sales leads is necessary for success. Learn about four B2B lead generation techniques to close more deals.

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How to Succeed With Account Based Marketing on LinkedIn

How to Succeed With Account Based Marketing on LinkedIn. ABM Marketing tips for Linkedin. Is Linkedin a good platform for account-based marketing?

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Where Does Content Fit into My B2B Marketing Funnel?

Using content in your B2B marketing funnel. Defining the purpose and approach for using content in B2B marketing. Tips to audit your funnel.

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5 Ways Content Can Aid the B2B Sales Process

Content is a powerful tool for B2B sales nurturing. Use content to make the sales process more relevant for buyers. Sales lead nurturing tips.

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How B2B Marketers Can Overcome ABM Challenges

Account-based marketing (ABM) is an increasingly popular strategy in the B2B industry. Known for closing more qualified leads, ABM yields a higher ROI; 71% of ABM marketers cited a higher return compared to traditional marketing initiatives. ABM budgets have increased …

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How to Do Content Marketing Effectively (and Earn More Results & Outcomes)

Content marketing is effective for any business that wants to be seen as an industry thought leader, make their website a business-growth driver, improve sales nurturing, and gain visibility with prospective buyers. In fact, content done right can serve many …

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Targeted Advertising Examples for IoT Companies

Selling and marketing your IoT solution? For your prospects, implementing the Internet of Things is a company-wide decision. But individual stakeholders need to get on board, and they have specific pain points and challenges unique to their role. To win …

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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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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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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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Account-Based Marketing on LinkedIn: Does it Work for B2B?

LinkedIn is one of the most successful channels for account-based marketing that we’ve seen for our clients at Ironpaper. When it’s paired with other ABM channels and strategies, LinkedIn can be used to create demand generation and engagement among your …

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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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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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6 Ways to Automate Your Marketing and Sales Alignment With HubSpot

Marketing and sales teams are understanding that they need to align their KPIs and goals to be successful.   In fact, when sales and marketing teams work together, companies see 36% higher customer retention and 38% higher sales win rates, …

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Tips for More Digital Marketing Conversions

If you’re thinking about digital marketing conversions, your head is already in the right place. More than just a static brochure for your business, a business website can convert new leads and bring in business to your sales funnel. And …

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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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How to Build Your Own Business Email List

Over 700 people per month search “business email list” into Google, with many others searching variations on the term. Clearly, marketers and salespeople are still trying to purchase their way into building a contact database.   But purchasing a business …

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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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How Remarketing Works to Nurture B2B Leads

What is remarketing? A broad definition of remarketing refers to activities, including retargeting, that seek to recapture attention and information from known leads or previous website visitors. Some remarketing strategies include launching paid advertisements to existing leads or to visitors …

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Targeted Advertising and ABM: A High-Converting Strategy for B2B

It’s no mystery that marketing campaigns are becoming more and more targeted. People expect relevancy online. And fewer people have the patience for emails, ads, and other interruptions that aren’t relevant to them.   40.5 percent of survey respondents prefer …

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How to Gather Lead Intel With Progressive Profiling

As B2B marketing teams adopt better CRM technology, they can do more advanced things to manage and convert business leads. Read more: What is Progressive Profiling? Progressive profiling is a great tool for growth teams. It allows marketers and sales …

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Optimizing a Website Homepage for B2B Technology Companies

Your homepage is often the first impression many prospects will see of your company. Sure, they may click an advertisement or find you through a social media post — but your website homepage is your major chance to own the …

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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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