Last week, nearly 170,000 business professionals touched down in sunny San Francisco, CA for the largest and most anticipated tech conference of the year, Dreamforce 2017.
This event features daily keynotes presented by some of the most reputable speakers in the world, hands-on workshops where attendees are able to fine-tune their skills, expert panels for discussing industry trends, late night networking parties, and even a headlining concert. The Dreamforce fun never stops. Continue reading “9 Can’t-Miss Moments from Dreamforce 2017”
The B2B marketing landscape is an exciting place to be—the constant stream of new tools and technologies, ever-changing buzzword tactics and strategies, and of course innovative, advanced ways to reach customers and prospects. Exciting as it is, it can also be enough to make a person’s head spin.
As marketers, it’s easy to become so burnt out that we forget to stop and appreciate the things that make our jobs a little easier. That’s why we put together the following infographic—to show you the top six things we’re thankful for this year. Continue reading “A B2B Marketing Thanksgiving [Infographic]”
In today’s marketing landscape, personalization has quickly become the gold standard—and for good reason! In this content-saturated marketplace, personalized marketing is the only way for companies to stand apart from the competition.
Luckily, as technology advances, it’s easier for marketers to personalize their efforts. Today, we show you 26 statistics that prove the importance of personalized marketing. Keep reading! Continue reading “26 Personalization Statistics for the B2B Marketer”
Imagine you’re the owner of a jewelry shop and you have the highest-quality items around—but you stash them away, in a back room, out of sight. It’d be pretty obvious why your business wasn’t making any sales.
Unfortunately, this is the mistake that many businesses make on the web. Of course, no brand intends to hide from their prospects. But, with an unfocused or outdated digital marketing strategy, that’s precisely what happens. Continue reading “Expand Your B2B Brand Reach: A Beginner’s Guide”
If you’re a loyal reader of our blog, you already know the drill. But if you’re not, welcome!
Our content team has been hard at work collaborating with other B2B publications to create articles, guides, and blog posts. We thought we’d share some of our favorites from the month of October. Continue reading “B2B Blog Post Round Up: Personalization, Live-Streaming, and Global Marketing”
There’s no way around it – prospect and customer data is one of the most valuable assets a B2B organization has access to. Think about it: without accurate information, how can you market, sell, or provide customer service to your target audience?
Unfortunately, low quality data is a real problem for many companies—simply because B2B data decays so rapidly. Consider these statistics (source): Continue reading “B2B Marketing Meltdown: The Impact of Bad Data”
When it comes to B2B marketing tactics, no strategy has stood the test of time quite like the trade show. A recent survey done by the Content Marketing Institute shows 75% of respondents believe in-person events are an effective marketing tactic. In fact, in-person events ranked highest on the list, above tactics such as webinars/webcasts (66%), case studies (66%) and white papers (63%) (source). Continue reading “6 Ways to Stand Out in a Trade Show Exhibit Hall”
As a B2B sales rep, you already know objections are an unavoidable part of your job. Yet, as we explained in a recent blog post, there are many tips and tricks sales reps can use to bypass common objections during the sales cycle.
Research shows price objections are the number one objection sales rep face—but half of all price objections are phony (source). Most of the time, when a prospect says, “I can’t afford it,” they’re not usually talking about price at all. They’re really saying, “You haven’t demonstrated the value of your product and therefore, I’m not ready to spend my money on it.” Continue reading “4 Ways to Establish Value in the Face of Price Objections”
Social media platforms are ever-evolving – new tweaks and features, some minor and some massive, are announced regularly and often without warning. As marketing and sales professionals, it is our job to recognize and adapt to these changes without skipping a beat. Continue reading “Twitter’s New Character Limits and Your B2B Marketing Strategy”
All sales and marketing tools make big promises—more leads, more engagement, higher click-through rate, better sales—but none more so than marketing automation.
Continue reading “Get the Most Out of Your Marketing Automation Platform”