Read this report by Forrester Research, Inc. for a better understanding of customer life-cycle marketing systems, a look at the landscape of CLCMS technology providers, and key recommendations for CMOs to prepare for and adopt these new but necessary tools.
Fragmentation of the customer journey, due to the growth of digital channels, platforms and content, has forced marketing to be more relevant and responsive. In this paper, Forrester calls on CMOs to adopt the customer life-cycle as a guiding framework and deploy “customer life-cycle marketing systems” (CLCMS). Learn more by downloading the report.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Jun 03, 2014
Lead generation has become an important strategy for modern marketers, as they strive to create demand and get their messages heard by increasingly sophisticated, multi-channel buyers. In today’s complex world, marketers should use lead generation to build brand awareness, nurture prospects and customers, qualify leads, and ultimately generate measurable revenue.
If you have been keeping up with email marketing trends, you know that personalization is a hot topic. Delivering personalized, timely messages allows you to stand out in the ever competitive inbox, but how is this executed? With a blended content strategy.
Published By: Meltwater
Published Date: Oct 14, 2015
What can you do to make sure your content gets noticed? While many companies are spending an inordinate amount of time and money crafting and promoting content for prospects and customers, 60% to 70% of this B2B content goes unused. It’s time to explore the nuances of customer motivation and decision-making and find those moments when we can inspire and engage our customers. Download our e-book on mapping content to complex and unpredictable customer journeys, by Douglas Karr, founder of the Marketing Technology Blog.
Published By: Crownpeak
Published Date: Jul 21, 2016
This Ultimate Guide to Mapping the Buyer's Journey will show you how to:
- Identify and develop customer personas specific to your business
- Map your buyer's journey from consideration to purchase based on persona
- Create content based on every stage of the buyer's journey
- Effectively reach customers by aligning your content with their needs
Published By: LiveHive
Published Date: Feb 16, 2016
Recent studies have shown that the lack of integration between sales and marketing systems can cause the biggest gap between top sales performers and under-achievers. Yet less than 1 out of 10 B2B companies report good alignment between sales and marketing organizations, according to Sirius Decisions.
Download the white paper “How Top Performing Companies Drive Sales and Marketing Alignment” to learn more about how content personalization, analytics, and process automation can help you build a stronger relationship between sales and marketing.
Published By: CMO.com
Published Date: May 10, 2016
Marketers should make it their goal to build brand affiliation with individual Millennials on their own term because brand loyalty has the potential to generate an optimal lifetime value with your business.
Published By: CMO.com
Published Date: Mar 16, 2017
Content marketing has many different meanings to many different CMOs. From messaging and branding to customers and product, every marketer seems to have an opinion. One thing is certain, though: Content marketing is at the top of the 2017 CMO agenda, with PQ Media forecasting it to be a $300-plus billion industry by 2019.
Webinars have much in common with real-world events and can deliver a similar quality of leads, at a lower cost per lead. Producing a webinar provides its own set of unique challenges, but with strategic planning, a project approach, and attentive execution, you’ll find yourself creating thoroughly professional webinars.
From Facebook and Twitter to blogs and videos, social media has become part and parcel of modern marketing efforts. However, convincing the C-suite to spend resources on social media can be a tough task for marketing trailblazers. Some executives have yet to be convinced that social media is a worthy marketing strategy; some wonder if it’s not just the latest black hole for marketing dollars. A marketer’s best course of action is managing social efforts to generate demonstrable return on investment. In this whitepaper, we’ll cover five best practices to help you do just that.
Over the last 12 years, a massive amount of material has been written about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Much of this material remains applicable today; However, there are a growing amount of out-dated tactics still being touted as best practices (exact match domain names, keyword density targets, exact anchor text, and so on). In this eBook, you’ll learn the current best practices in SEO that companies of all sizes can use to increase site visibility, increase traffic, and most importantly, improve conversion rates.
Content drives business, and at any given moment buyers are searching for information that will inform them, educate them, or help them solve a problem. Marketing content needs to speak to the needs of your prospects and customers while being geared to targeted points in your sales process. This guide gives you the top seven characteristics - and also gives you the seven best practices for developing content that resonates with your target audience, no matter where they are in the buying cycle.
New customer acquisition is the lifeblood of many businesses, but it can be costly. Comprehensive lead management strategies have been developed to maximize lead value and bring order and efficiency to the top of the marketing funnel. Such strategies emphasize quality, precision, and the increased probability of conversion. When well-executed, lead management strategies can produce significant savings, reduce time spent in the funnel, and bring sales and marketing into closer concert.
It’s all about the leads. It’s true. B2B marketers spend their day focused on generating enough of them to fill their sales funnel. But that’s not always an easy task. So how do today’s marketers fill the funnel? They use content marketing. Learn essential ways to use content to generate top-of-funnel leads.
42% of marketers cite the lack of a content marketing strategy as their main challenge to achieving content marketing success (Ascend2 research). Our eBook will give you six best practices to develop and deploy a content marketing strategy that drives results.
Account-based marketing (ABM) is a combination of people, processes, and technology that, if deployed intelligently, will complement existing marketing programs to close bigger deals more efficiently.
Account-Based Marketing: A Practical Guide is your manual to achieving that alignment and running efficient ABM.
We’ll provide practical, actionable advice and tips on all aspects of ABM, with a bottom-up approach that asks and answers the question: “How?”
How to set goals and objectives? How to select target accounts and specific roles? How to create a compelling buyer journey and, in turn, align content around it?
We’ll then show you, step by step, how to roll out ABM campaigns and, critically, how to structure your CRM and marketing platforms around them. As a performance marketing platform that allows you to collect, analyze, and act on your data at scale, AdRoll is uniquely positioned to demonstrate how you can achieve this.
So, if your company depends on closing long-cycle, mu
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