sales and marketing

Sales and marketing data providers: How to choose the best from the rest

Poor or inaccurate contact sales and marketing data results in significant losses in revenue and customer retention – both things no business can afford to lose.  In addition, implementing a sales contact data solution purely in the spirit of “cost effectiveness” can be a fatal mistake. On the flip side, good sales contact data can […]

Javed Khan

Inside The Mind Of . . . Javed Khan

Javed Khan’s company, EMpression: A Marketing Services Company, works with highly motivated entrepreneurs and organizations, with an aim to help them “breathe innovative ideas and long-term vision into their business marketing plans.” With two decades of experience in marketing, brand and communications, Khan has worked with many top level financial services firms, including Trimark Investments […]

G2 Crowd

G2 Crowd CMO’s content strategy aims to stay one step ahead of business software buyers

The new chief marketing officer for business software and review comparison site G2 Crowd plans to elevate its content market strategy by targeting buyers who don’t even know they’re going to want applications and services. Chicago-based G2 Crowd brought on Ryan Bonnici, most recently the senior director of global marketing at Hubspot, as its CMO […]

B2B SEO

How to boost the benefits of B2B SEO with the right social media strategy

We live in the times of integrated digital marketing. It’s not feasible any longer to manage your marketing efforts in silos. Now is the time to fuse your B2B SEO and social media success together to achieve success before your competitors do. Why is B2B Social Media Marketing Different from B2C Social Media Marketing? A […]

Jill Rowley

Social selling expert Jill Rowley shares her best advice for connecting with buyers

B2B sales professionals will be increasingly displaced by search engines and social networks unless they can demonstrate value to customers with empathy, storytelling mastery and a focus on advocacy, according to startup advisor Jill Rowley. Speaking at the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) in Toronto this week, the former sales leader at Eloqua urged her colleagues […]

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LinkedIn exec says B2B firms should take a Disney-like approach to thought leadership

The content they create may have little in common with the Avengers, Star Wars or Doctor Strange, but a LinkedIn executive told Content Marketing World 2017 that Disney’s approach to hit movies could help B2B firms improve their thought leadership strategy. In a Thursday session at the conference, which is taking place in Cleveland this […]

employee advocates

Survey: Only 27% Act as Employee Advocates on Social Media

Companies that want their employees to act as their advocates on social media need to have clear policies, a consistent approach and possibly even financial incentives, according to new research. The Marketing Advisory Network report, which was based on a survey of close to 500 professionals this past spring, showed that only 27 per cent […]

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Microsoft’s CMO Seeks Common Customer ID For All MarTech Systems

Microsoft’s CMO wants to develop a common customer identification system that would allow B2B marketers to log on to software applications from almost any vendor and ease the process of analyzing the work they do. During the closing keynote of Uberflip’s The Content Experience in Toronto on Wednesday, Grad Conn showed a screenshot of all […]

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Social Saturday: ABM, Content Marketing and Wearable Tech

Welcome to our new weekly segment, a weekly roundup of conversations and trends in the social B2B world!  This week, we’ll look at ABM, how to repurpose your existing content, and see where wearable tech is going. ABM  Without Account Planning, #ABM Is Just Account-Based Muck by @jgraymatter of @myleadmd via @linkedin https://t.co/FtP0PnnG6M — Jon […]

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B2B Trending Conversations: Big Data, LinkedIn Lead Gen, Emotion and B2B Buying

While much of the business world is reeling in the wake of Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency, life — and business — goes on. And so we’re back again with another edition of B2B Trending Conversations, our weekly roundup of who’s talking and what’s trending in the B2B space. This week, we’ll compare inbound and […]

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B2B Trending Conversations: Spooooky Marketing Stats (and Other Stuff)

Welcome back to another edition of B2B Trending Conversations, our weekly selection of buzzworthy B2B tweets and posts. As Halloween fast approaches, we’ve embraced the trick-or-treat spirit with a treat of an infographic with scary marketing stats and helpful tips. We’re also running another infographic on building customer success as well as links to articles […]

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B2B Trending Conversations: Content Marketing Benchmarks, Social Marketing, the Future of Big Data

Welcome back to another edition of B2B Trending Conversations, our weekly roundup of what’s buzzing about B2B on social media. This week we’ve got a bumper crop of B2B goodies, including the just-published B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends survey, tips on using Twitter lists as well as Snapchat and Instagram to improve your […]

B2B Trending Conversations: B2B Mobile & Apps

We’re back! After a brief hiatus we’re up and ready to talk all about B2B mobile and apps. From Microsoft’s blockbuster acquisition of LinkedIn to surging B2B mobile ad spending, sophisticating ordering apps, “must-have” apps and more, here’s an easy-to-read roundup of what’s trending on Twitter and other social sites in the past seven days. […]

Why LinkedIn isn’t the recruiting powerhouse it used to be

LinkedIn is at the heart of a fundamental shift, one which is little-known outside of recruitment circles but which is already changing the way top talent acquisition executives find and pursue promising personnel—and threatening the primacy of “the world’s largest professional network” in the recruiting space. For the TLDR crowd: LinkedIn might have been a recruiting sweetheart […]