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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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.

PSA – Twitter, LinkedIn Updates for B2B Marketers

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Twitter new profile

Twitter and LinkedIn are important traffic, lead generation and engagement platforms for B2B marketers.

Both are changing their profile and company pages in the next couple of weeks: More

Social Media Planning Tool for CMOs

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Here’s a great infographic by Adobe that shows the value each social media platform could provide when it comes to traffic generation, SEO, customer communication and brand awareness. When it comes to B2B, LinkedIn is way more important, but still there’s a lot of valuable information here.

Enjoy!

 

The CMO

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Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

#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

Revenue Attribution 101

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First, let’s get in the mood for this post.

While in the past, in the corporate arena, this question was mainly targeted at the VP of Sales, today marketing folks are feeling the pressure to perform based on tangible, business KPIs. More

5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Choosing Between Marketo, Pardot, Act-On, and any other Marketing Automation Platform

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The need for Marketing Automation is booming, with old and new vendors pushing their offering aggressively. After almost two years of helping companies evaluate these solutions, we identified the main challenges some of these companies face when comparing the different solutions in the market. Here are the main ones: 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