50+ Business Blog Post Ideas to Win the Internet

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Blogging is one of the most effective ways to build brand awareness. It can create a foundation for engagement with current customers and prospects. But coming up with good blog post ideas can be challenging. It’s difficult to stay inspired, relevant, and creative in B2B marketing.

Staring at a blank, white page can be almost as terrifying as giving a speech. One way to ease blank page syndrome is the writing prompt – a word, phrase, question, photo or other trigger designed to get the creative juices flowing!

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5 Signs You’re Not Tracking B2B Marketing ROI Effectively

b2b marketing roiAs a marketer, your results are directly dependent on strategy and budget. But—to gain buy-in from executives and decision makers, you must be able to confidently demonstrate your ability to contribute to the company’s bottom line.

Enter ROI. Measuring marketing ROI is no longer optional—and while most marketers understand this, it’s a lot easier said than done. In fact, 50% of B2B marketing executives find it difficult to attribute marketing activity directly to revenue results as a means to justify budgets (source).

Continue reading to learn how to identify and fix ROI tracking problems so you can better prove that your marketing efforts are paying off.

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Your Guide to a Healthy Contact Database [Infographic]

contact databaseAlthough the new year has come and gone, it’s time to check in on any resolutions you set. Whether you resolved to eat healthier or to schedule a few extra workouts each week, it’s important to stop and evaluate your progress every now and then.

The same can be said for those marketers and sales professionals who resolved to keep their business database healthy. Have you kept your promise, or has database maintenance fallen from your list of priorities?

Just as a healthy human requires certain things to thrive, so does your sales and marketing contact database. In fact, an unhealthy database can wreak havoc on your business initiatives. Consider these statistics: Continue reading “Your Guide to a Healthy Contact Database [Infographic]”

One Year Later: GDPR Compliance for Marketers

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This GDPR for marketing post is informational only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. The views expressed are based solely upon ZoomInfo’s interpretation of these regulations, do not purport to constitute official guidance, and may not be relied upon. ZoomInfo has no authority or ability to determine or advise anyone regarding how any law or regulation should or will be interpreted by any court or regulatory authority.

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4 Ways to Reset Your B2B Lead Generation Program

b2b lead generation programHave 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. Continue reading “4 Ways to Reset Your B2B Lead Generation Program”

The CEO’s Guide to B2B Marketing and Sales Alignment

b2b marketing and sales alignmentDiscord between marketing and sales departments is an age-old story. The marketing team gets annoyed at the sales team for failing to follow up on leads and in return, the sales team is annoyed with the marketing team for generating low-quality leads in the first place.

As it turns out—neither team is wrong. Research shows the average sales team ignores 50% of marketing leads (source). And, conversely, 61% of B2B marketers send all leads directly to sales, yet only 27% of those leads are qualified (source). So, what’s a business leader to do? Continue reading “The CEO’s Guide to B2B Marketing and Sales Alignment”

The Real Value of Email Hygiene: A Marketer’s Guide

Marketing trends come and go all the time, but email marketing has stood the test of time and it seems as if it’s here to stay. Boasting an ROI of 4400%, or $44 for every $1 spent (source), email marketing remains the go-to channel for leading organizations.

But, no matter how detailed or personalized your email campaigns are, they’ll inevitably fail if you don’t take the appropriate steps to maintain your email lists. In fact– emailing bad contacts is the fastest way to get marked as spam and ruin your email reputation. Continue reading “The Real Value of Email Hygiene: A Marketer’s Guide”

10 Metrics to Measure B2B Marketing Webinars

b2b marketing webinarsB2B marketers have embraced many new strategies to cut through the influx of content in our increasingly digital landscape. Yet, many tried-and-true marketing strategies continue to generate results. Among such strategies, webinars come out on top.

Webinars are live or prerecorded online events, used to teach attendees about a specific topic or service. This format allows companies to engage with prospects and customers and receive feedback in real-time. As these statistics show, webinars have become a favorite tactic of many B2B marketers: Continue reading “10 Metrics to Measure B2B Marketing Webinars”

5 Surprising Sources of High-Quality Leads

high quality leadsFor jackpot-winning businesses in hot sectors, high-quality leads just flow in naturally. However, for the majority of organizations, lead generation is a little more complicated than simply whispering you’re open for business.

In today’s digital age, there is a lot of emphasis on generating leads through blogs, emails, social media, Google AdWords, etc. All well and good, but you should also take a step back and focus on the most valuable lead generation weapon of them all – your networks. Continue reading “5 Surprising Sources of High-Quality Leads”

Automated Data Hygiene: 2019 Database Maintenance

ongoing data hygieneOur stance on B2B data is no secret. Although we’ve said it before, we feel it’s worth repeating: Prospect and customer data is the most critical asset a B2B organization can own.  Think about it, without contact information, how would you sell, market, or provide quality customer service? The short answer is—you wouldn’t be able to.

If you’re like most modern companies, you already have access to some sort of contact database. But, collecting data and having access to it is only one small step toward data-driven success. Data quality and cleanliness is where the real power lies. Continue reading “Automated Data Hygiene: 2019 Database Maintenance”