digital marketing


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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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HubSpot vs MailChimp: Is HubSpot Really Worth the Money?

As with any large purchase, it’s easy to take the price tag as the most important factor when deciding if the expense is worthwhile. But transitioning from Mailchimp to Hubspot is not just a question of money, but also the …

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Low-Hanging Fruit — Simple Website Optimizations for B2B

Making an impact online doesn’t need to come from flashy, yearly redesigns. You don’t even need the latest web trends or a fresh branding package. Simple optimizations can make your B2B website more impactful. We call these quick wins “low …

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The 3 Biggest Mistakes B2B Marketers Make with Lead Nurturing Emails

Author: Nikki Pacitti B2B email marketing is an effective tool for improving lead to sales conversion rates, and lead nurturing improves buyer readiness by sending targeted communications to different audience segments. When companies understand how to effectively nurture marketing leads …

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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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What is a Qualified Lead? How to Set Criteria

At some point in an advanced lead generation strategy you will come across the question: What is a qualified lead? A qualified lead is someone who could become a potential customer to you, based on criteria and identifying information that …

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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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6 Amazing Benefits of Agile Website Design

Agile projects are three times more likely to succeed than projects managed with traditional methods. –Vitality Chicago   Agile website design is the method of launching a lean version of your company’s website, then making software and content improvements over …

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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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5 Advantages of Online Advertising for B2B Marketers

According to Statista, online advertising spend is steadily growing year-over-year, and is expected to grow almost 11% yearly through 2021. Online advertising opens up many possibilities for marketing teams to scale, reach new contacts, and nurture leads through their funnel. …

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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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Creating a Great Landing Page for Sales Leads

Sales leads are new contacts who have opted in to be contacted and have a high likelihood of being ready for a sales outreach. Capturing sales-ready leads is one of the most rewarding benefits of digital marketing. While it’s great …

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