3 Expert Opinions on Sales and Marketing Alignment

sales and marketing alignmentOnce upon a time, a marketer set out to generate leads through an array of marketing campaigns. They gave it their all, working with their team to perfect content, solidify market segments and determine the most effective advertising channels so the highest qualified leads could be collected for the sales team. Leads came in, deals were closed, bells were rung, and they all lived happily ever after…

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4 Ways Technology Can Improve Diversity Hiring

Diversity initiatives are rarely the number one concern of businesses, and LinkedIn’s 2015 Global Recruiting Trends report demonstrates this perfectly. In fact, only 9% of small companies prioritize diversity recruiting. Large companies fare slightly better with 15% of them making diversity a priority. However, it’s also worth noting that diversity was not mentioned at all in LinkedIn’s 2016 Global Recruiting Trends report. Continue reading “4 Ways Technology Can Improve Diversity Hiring”

The Definitive Guide to Implementing a New Marketing Automation Platform

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We recently reported that, while marketing professionals understand marketing automation can streamline essential processes, many do not leverage these systems to their full advantage. In fact, only 14% of B2B marketers report their use of marketing automation as “good” or better (source). Continue reading “The Definitive Guide to Implementing a New Marketing Automation Platform”

What’s Your Niche? The Top 5 Niches for Financial Advisors

financial advisorWith the addition of robo-advisors and nearly 300,000 advisors crowding the financial sector, differentiation is the key to growing your business (Source: Cerulli Associates). Determining a niche and becoming an expert within it will require hard work and data-driven marketing tactics to successfully build your reputation.

In fact, only 30% of American workers are currently working with a financial advisor, which leaves plenty of room for specialized advisors to grow their market share. Continue reading to learn more about areas of potential growth for financial advisors today. Continue reading “What’s Your Niche? The Top 5 Niches for Financial Advisors”

4 Ways to Reset Your B2B Lead Generation Program

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Have you ever spent months planning a lead generation campaign, only to be disappointed by its results? We’ve all been there. In fact, generating high-quality leads is the biggest challenge for B2B marketers (source).

Even the best B2B lead generation programs fall flat sometimes—regardless of planning, strategy, and effort. If you’re struggling to generate leads, it’s time to take it back to the basics and reset your lead generation strategy for success.

Let’s start at the beginning.

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How to Get More Value From Your B2B Data Purchase

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Data is a big investment—if you research vendors and invest intelligently, it can have a dramatic impact on your company’s financial success and growth; but if you’re not smart about your purchase, bad data quickly becomes a costly mistake.

Don’t let your data come back to bite you. Check out our tips for getting the most out of your purchase.

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The Marketer’s Guide to B2B Blogging Success [Infographic]

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In a world where content is still king, B2B businesses who blog are seeing the most success. Here’s why—consistent blogging has a huge impact on lead generation, web presence, brand awareness, customer relationships, and ultimately revenue.

If you’re not prioritizing your B2B blog, there’s a good chance you’re not reaching important prospects, driving traffic to your website, or communicating with your customers effectively. Check out the infographic below to learn everything there is to know about B2B blogging.

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