Marketing

5-Minute CMO Guide to the Media Revolution

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The Good Old Days

In the past, marketing was based on amazing creative ideas, delivered via mass media channels to a captured audience.

The Don Drapers of the world would come up with amazing creative concepts on how to position products and services. These ideas were then pushed through mass media channels, such as TV and newspapers, to us – the consumers. We had no choice. TV shows were interrupted by commercials showing the benefits of smoking. Newspapers were filled with ads trying to convince us that if we buy that car we will also become attractive enough to win over the beautiful woman that is lying on it in a seductive pose. So basically, after they came up with a cool idea, admen could relax and have a drink.

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The Shocking Truth about your Email Database

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Truth

One of the first things we ask when assessing a client’s digital marketing situation is what’s the size of its email database. The reason is simple – email marketing is still a viable marketing channel. Not only that, but it could also be used as an ad targeting tool in platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn.

However, the size of the database could be misleading, as size in this case doesn’t really matter. Engagement does. More

Can’t Agree More

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…The primary problem with the funnel is that the buying process is no longer linear. Prospects don’t just enter at the top of the funnel; instead, they come in at any stage. Furthermore, they often jump stages, stay in a stage indefinitely, or move back and forth between them….

Excellent HBR article, that is a must read for every B2B Marketer.

#B2BTalks – How to Scale Your Marketing Operation

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While marketing budgets may not be increasing, your clients’ expectations are. Marketers are tasked with the challenge of doing more with less, without compromising on quality. At our upcoming #B2BTalks, we’ll discuss tips to scale your marketing operation including best practices, technologies, and case studies. More

Webinar on Scaling B2B Marketing Operations: Check!

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We resolved to start sharing more insight and B2B marketing know-how with our audience, and accepted an opportunity to take part in a joint webinar with Oktopost. On Tuesday, January 21st, our CEO, Kfir Pravda, will host that very webinar, entitled “How to Scale B2B Marketing Operations.”

Kfir is going to share a lot of tricks of the trade. The discussion will be about scaling marketing operations. Strategies to be discussed in-depth include social media, operations, integrations, and marketing automation.

Click here to sign up for the webinar, and learn how to scale your B2B marketing activities effectively.

Also – join us for a special #B2Btalks Breakfast Workshop on January 21st, which will focus on use cases for marketing automation. Click here to register. We also invite you to download the latest in-depth B2B marketing paper by Kfir, titled “8 Simple Use Cases for Marketing Automation”. It offers a great deal of valuable insight for B2B marketers struggling to figure out how marketing automation can fit into their processes.

Marketing Automation Fear? The Answer is Here!

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We get many emails and phone calls (almost on a regular basis!) from companies with questions and concerns on marketing automation. This useful tool is aimed at marketing specialists, and we enjoy talking about how to use marketing automation to simplify and improve marketing operations. More

#B2BTalks Breakfast – Marketing Automation Workshop

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Marketing automation, a product aimed at marketing specialists, possibly bears the most misleading and underselling name for one of the most useful technologies out there.

So what exactly is marketing automation? Join us for a special #B2BTalks Breakfast Workshop Tuesday, January 21, at Deca in Tel Aviv. Enjoy a full breakfast buffet at 9am followed by a session led by Kfir Pravda (of Pravda Media Group). For a primer, please download our in-depth paper. More

What technology do you need to build a sales and marketing machine?

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Our first video from the second #B2Btalks event is now live!

In this video, Dori Harpaz, Udi Ledergor, Saar Bitner, and I discussed the technologies involved in building a winning sales and marketing machine.

We also touched the way events fit into the bigger picture, and what the role of content marketing is in creating a sustainable marketing operation. More

#B2BTalks – How to Build a Sales and Marketing Machine

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One of the biggest challenges marketers face is putting the right systems in place in order to build a sales and marketing machine. The speakers we will hear from at this #B2BTalks are considered leaders in this aspect. We’ll talk about the strategy and processes put into place in their companies, as well as the talents and technology required to build the bridge between sales and marketing.

Join us Sunday, December 8 at 6pm and meet with other B2B marketers. There will be a Q&A following the panel – we encourage an open discussion so get your questions ready! Refreshments will be served. For those who can’t make it, you can follow the conversation at #B2BTalks. More

YouTube Takes the Subscribe Button to the Next Level

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YouTube rolled out a shiny new feature: embeddable Subscribe buttons. This has been done in an effort to get viewers to subscribe to more channels (thereby spend more time on the service).

According to the YouTube Developer Doc, “The YouTube Subscribe Button lets you add a one-click Subscribe button to any page. The button lets people subscribe to your YouTube channel without having to leave your site to either log in to YouTube or confirm their subscriptions” In practice, this is just as easy as embedding videos onto ones site, only in this case it will be a one-click Subscribe button that makes it easier for fans to follow on YouTube.

This could work wonders for B2B’s and B2C’s, as it would help boost subscription rates when used effectively. Thankfully, this is available for both free and paid YouTube channels. What’s more- users can choose between basic buttons, and fancier ones which feature company logos.

In typical Google/YouTube fashion, they are staying one step ahead of the game by discouraging channel owners from dishonestly inflating numbers on YouTube. Channel owners can’t offer or promote prizes or rewards of any kind in exchange for clicking on a YouTube Subscribe button – so there goes that tactic.

What do you think about embeddable Subscribe buttons?