Agile Marketing is Evolution, Not Revolution, and Why You Must Adopt It

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Agile Marketing is Evolution, Not Revolution, and Why You Must Adopt It

From building buildings to building software. In the 1950’s the Waterfall Development Model was introduced into software design and development. The system is a relic of the manufacturing industry where, by necessity, the right answer had to be devised before work started. And, in that world, the right answer makes sense! Could you imagine a scenario where you decided to build a skyscraper differently half … Continue reading

2014 B2B Digital Marketing Objectives, Budgets, Activities and Challenges

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Omobono’s latest What Works Where research provides a revealing snapshot of B2B digital marketing in 2014. In partnership with The Marketing Society and Circle Research, they asked 115 senior business marketers about their digital marketing objectives, budgets, activities and challenges. The full report, including survey results, expert analysis and recommendations, will be published this month. To receive your digital copy as soon as it’s available, … Continue reading

The Marketing and Sales Benefits of Marketing Automation

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Is Marketing Automation for Sales or Marketing?

According to CSO Insights, companies with mature lead generation and management practices have a 9.3% higher sales quota achievement rate. This is where sales automation platforms like our sponsors at Salesvue have had a dramatic impact on improving both reporting and efficiency of teams utilizing Salesforce – providing a prospecting to pipeline automation solution. It’s not just sales automation that’s assisting sales representatives become more … Continue reading

The Surprising Science Behind Influence and Persuasion

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I’ve been vocal about my disdain on the latest panacea of how influence marketing is being sold online. While I believe influencers have great reach and some influence, I don’t believe that they have the power of persuasion independent of other factors. Influence marketing still requires a strategy beyond throwing some tickets at an influencer or getting a retweet. According to Dr. Robert B. Cialdini, … Continue reading

Not Everyone Who Interacts With You Is a Customer

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Not Everyone Who Interacts With You Is a Customer

Online interactions and unique visits to your website aren’t necessarily customers for your business, or even prospective customers. Companies often make the mistake of assuming that every visit to a website is someone who’s interested in their products, or that everyone who downloads a single whitepaper is ready to buy. Not so. Not so at all. A web visitor can have many different reasons for … Continue reading

The Playbook for B2B Online Marketing

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This is a fantastic infographic on the strategies deployed by just about every successful business-to-business online strategy. As we work with our customers, this is fairly close to the overall look and feel of our engagements. Simply doing B2B online marketing is not going to maximize success and your website isn’t going to just magically generate new business because it’s there and it looks good. … Continue reading

The B2B Sales Pipeline: Turning Clicks into Customers

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What is a sales pipeline? In both the business to business (B2B) and the business to consumer (B2C) world, sales organizations work to quantify the number of leads they are currently trying to convert into customers. This provides them with a prediction as to whether they are going to meet the goals of the organization as it pertains to acquisition counts and value. It also … Continue reading

What is Analytics? A List of Analytics Technologies that Drive Marketing Decisions

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Sometimes we have to go back to basics and really think about these technologies and how they’re going to assist us. Analytics at it’s most basic level is the information resulting from the systematic analysis of data. We’ve discussed analytics terminology for years now but sometimes it’s good to get back to basics. What is Analytics – A Video from IBM As it pertains to … Continue reading