Artificial Intelligence and Marketing

artificial intelligence and marketing

Over the last several months, artificial intelligence (AI) has taken the business world by storm. From industry events, to blog posts, B2B professionals can’t stop talking about this trending topic and its potential to revolutionize marketing. But, does AI live up to all the hype? Or is it just another martech fad?

In today’s post, we’ll take a further look into the concept of AI and see how this new technology can have a real impact on your marketing strategy.

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3 Essential Types of Interactive Content

types of interactive content

We recently explored the idea of interactive content in the blog post, “3 Creative B2B Lead Generation Tactics.” In the original post, we explain that interactive content is specifically tailored to facilitate engagement with your prospects. Unlike its traditional, static counterpart, interactive content is inherently participatory and provides prospects with an immersive and compelling experience.

As content marketing continues to grow in popularity, it has become increasingly important for B2B marketers to find ways to cut through the noise and deliver content that stands out from competitors. For many, interactive content is the answer to this problem – and for good reason; consider these statistics:

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Your Guide to Choosing a B2B Data Provider

b2b data purchaseMany B2B data providers claim to have the “best” data, but have you ever stopped to think about where these companies get their data and what makes it better than the rest?

Data is a big investment – and as a buyer, you should never trust a data provider without first understanding where their data comes from. Today, we look at three major data sources and discuss the pros and cons of working with each. Continue reading “Your Guide to Choosing a B2B Data Provider”

Your Guide to B2B Brand Storytelling

b2b brand storytellingAs mentioned in a previous blog post, storytelling has recently become a viable and effective B2B marketing tactic. In fact, 41% of marketers cite storytelling as a top priority for their marketing teams in 2016 (source).

Though storytelling has become commonplace in the B2C realm, B2B marketers still struggle to find a place for the tactic within their campaigns—and for good reason. How can you tell a story within an ebook, a datasheet, or whitepaper?

We admit it’s difficult. But, when done correctly, stories have an innate ability to form deeper, more meaningful connections with prospects. Continue reading to learn how you can generate more success with your marketing campaigns using the age-old art of storytelling. Continue reading “Your Guide to B2B Brand Storytelling”

The B2B Marketer’s Twitter Handbook

twitter for b2b marketing

In a recent post, we explored the value of Twitter as a B2B sales tool. Today, we’re re-examining this topic, but this time we’re looking at Twitter from a marketing perspective.

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The Situation

Since its release, Twitter quickly garnered traction in the B2B marketing realm. In fact, 87% of B2B marketers report using Twitter as part of their social media strategy, trailing LinkedIn as the number one platform by only 6% (source).

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3 Nurture Campaign Workflows for B2B Lead Generation

nurture campaign workflowA well-designed nurture campaign can improve your B2B lead generation, allowing you to educate potential buyers until they develop into sales-ready leads. This strategy can be applied to all campaigns, from whitepapers and webinars to conference follow-ups and current customer engagement.

However, in order to make the most of these different initiatives, you need to have clear processes in place from start to finish. Continue reading “3 Nurture Campaign Workflows for B2B Lead Generation”

What is Brand Storytelling: A Q&A

what is brand storytelling

There is no greater asset to your company’s content marketing strategy than the ability to tell a good story. Commonly thought of as a B2C tactic, brand storytelling has gained immense popularity in the B2B realm over the last few years. In fact, 41% of B2B marketers agree that improving storytelling tactics is a top priority for their team (source).

While many B2B marketers recognize the importance of storytelling, they still struggle with the concept. What is it, and why exactly has it become a necessity? In today’s post, we tackle your toughest questions regarding storytelling.

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B2B Lead Generation Best Practices For Email

b2b lead generation best practicesLove it or hate it, email marketing is not going anywhere any time soon. In fact, it’s still one of the best and most cost-effective ways to generate high-quality leads for your sales team. That is, as long as you have the right strategy in place.

And while we certainly don’t recommend sending out the same cookie cutter email to all your potential buyers, there are a few best practices, which can be applied to almost any campaign. Continue reading “B2B Lead Generation Best Practices For Email”