If you’re reading this post, you already know it’s important to keep a finger on the pulse of marketing for new, innovative tactics. One such tactic? Influencer marketing.
Proven to increase brand awareness and drive lead generation, influencer marketing has become a vital marketing tactic for many B2C brands. Yet, its popularity has been slow to catch on in the B2B community. In fact, according to one recent report, only 15% of B2B brands are running ongoing influencer programs (source). Continue reading “B2B Influencer Marketing 101”
Over the last decade, QR codes have done a disappearing act. Now you see them, now you don’t. Yet, just when you think they’re gone for good, they reappear.
Just this year, Snapchat released a new feature allowing advertisers to link to outside content using QR codes—launching the technology back into the spotlight. Continue reading “The B2B Marketer’s Guide to QR Codes”
In the last several years, social media has proven to be an effective channel in the B2B marketing mix. In fact, nearly 93% of B2B marketers cite social media as a preferred marketing tactic i (source). It’s not hard to see why. Consider these statistics:
Continue reading “Increase Your B2Bs Social Media Engagement”
The goal of sales enablement is to increase productivity, ensuring that reps have the information, as well as the tools, they need to drive revenue (source: Brainshark). Now, that sounds great in theory. But what does it take to implement this strategy effectively? Continue reading “5 Sales Enablement Tips for B2B Marketers”
There’s no doubt that sales metrics are important, especially for B2B marketers. As a marketer, generating leads isn’t enough. You need to know which campaigns are actually generating engagement, leading to conversations, and creating new opportunities for your sales team. But where do you start?
Continue reading “7 Sales Metrics Every B2B Marketer Should Know”
How can you make the most of your workday? If, like many B2B marketers, you always feel pressed for time, you may want to try the following productivity hacks. These tips and techniques can help you manage your time effectively, even when you’re juggling multiple projects and aligning with your sales team. Continue reading “10 Productivity Hacks for B2B Marketers”
In 2010, we shared our top three B2B sales predictions for upcoming year. A lot has changed since then, but we’re curious: How many of these predictions came true?
In today’s post we follow up on those predictions and explore whether they’re still relevant in 2017. Continue reading “B2B Sales Predictions in 2011: A Follow Up”
Once 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…
Continue reading “3 Expert Opinions on Sales and Marketing Alignment”
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”
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.
Continue reading “4 Ways to Reset Your B2B Lead Generation Program”