How to Score the Winning Goal in the E-Commerce Game

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While in the World Cup there can only one winner, many companies can experience success in the game of e-Commerce. There are proven tactics that have helped retailers score. Baynote shows you how to field the best players and a create a dynamic game plan so that your e-Commerce business can bring home a win. Before the season starts, teams must first invest in the … 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

Is Marketing Really Changing Radically?

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This infographic pulls together some great results from a Accenture’s CMO Insights of 2014, but I’m afraid that it opens with a dramatic title that’s misrepresented. It states: 78% of Respondents Agree that marketing is expected to undergo radical changes over the next 5 years. Respectfully, I disagree. Marketing is evolving and digital is in the forefront of most strategies. Budgets are shifting, social and … Continue reading

You Spend 83 Days a Year Emailing

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The average salesperson logs over 2,000 hours per year on business communication, mostly on role-specific tasks (39%) and reading/answering emails (28%). While it would seem that social media is becoming the most popular mode of communication, as 72% of companies are now using social media in some form, email is still the top preference among businesses around the world. According to the McKinsey Global Institute … Continue reading

Adobe dives into Sales Enablement with their Readiness Toolkit App

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Adobe’s Experience Manager (AEM) and Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) combine to allows marketing teams to create, publish and optimize content-centric mobile applications. Because the native Adobe tools are utilized, video, audio, animation and other interactive elements can be utilized along with built in analytics – without the need for any development or third-party migrations. Adobe has launched the Adobe Readiness Toolkit, allowing Adobe sales teams … Continue reading

The Art and Science of Content Marketing

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While much of what we write for companies are thought leadership pieces, answering frequently asked questions, and customer stories – one type of content stands out. Whether it’s a blog post, an infographic, a whitepaper or even a video, the best performing content tells a story that’s explained or illustrated well, and supported by research. This infographic from Kapost really pulls together what performs best … Continue reading

Optimized Marketing: Why You Should Align Brand Segmentation to Activation & Reporting

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With high volumes of data created across multiple marketing channels, brands are challenged to organize and active the right data assets to maximize cross-channel performance. To better understand your target audience, drive more sales, and reduce marketing waste, you need to align your brand segmentation with digital activation and reporting. You must align the why they purchase with the who that buys (audience segmentation) to … Continue reading

More Content, More Problems: The Struggle of a Sales Rep

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We’ve been publishing quite a bit about the tools that align sales and marketing efforts. In my opinion, sales representatives have a much more difficult job to do nowadays. 59% of their time doing tasks other than selling such as researching the account and generating leads. And consumers and businesses are able to do extraordinary research online, evaluating features, benefits, products, services, ratings and reviews. … Continue reading

Accent Accelerator: Align Sales and Marketing Materials

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According to the Aberdeen Group, companies that excel at lead nurturing generate 50% more sales ready leads at 33% lower cost. With content as a strategy, as much as 50% of your new wins can come from older, nurtured leads. Those are amazing stats and they point to one thing… make the information readily available to your audience when they need it, and you vastly … Continue reading