What is it about your business that appeals to customers? You might think it’s the high-quality products you make. Another good guess would be the stellar services you provide. In reality, it’s something else altogether: the unforgettable experiences you deliver. Of course, measuring the effectiveness of your experiences can be difficult—especially when you’re collaborating with […]
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Account-based marketing (ABM) is a big undertaking—as many marketers who have kicked off pilot programs will tell you. Among other things, it involves leveraging data to gain account insights, using paid media to conduct contact discovery, and making cross-channel engagement a priority. But to ensure your ABM strategy is successful, there’s one thing you need […]
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It seems that for decades, experts have been telling us to tear down the wall between sales and marketing. “Okay! We say yes! Love it! Let’s do that.” But how? While the general concept of having a united messaging force makes a ton of sense, the precise method of how to align sales and marketing teams […]
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Sich gezielt auf das Kundenerlebnis zu fokussieren hilft den Unternehmen dabei, im Wettbewerb mitzuhalten und in der heutigen, hochgradig kompetitiven Geschäftswelt zu gewinnen – das war das wichtigste Fazit der Keynote-Session, die am 23. März 2019 auf dem Adobe Summit – The Digital Experience Conference gehalten wurde. „Leistungsstarke Erfahrungen verändern die Art und Weise wie […]
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Adobe recently published a report detailing the findings of a survey we conducted of 1,215 marketers and B2B buyers in the U.K., France, and Germany. The findings reveal that European business buyers expect vendors to display traits traditionally associated with consumer brands, demonstrating B2B and B2C landscapes are no longer distinct. The “Creating Epic Customer […]
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Marketing Nation Live, a B2B Marketing virtual event, is bringing together marketers from all over the world on September 18 for a day full of inspiration, education, and social networking. The virtual event has a little bit of something for everyone. Here’s why we think you should register. 1. With two inspiring keynotes and 15 […]
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Your customers provide a huge amount of knowledge about their wants and needs through their data. Customer data can help brands formulate strategies that have more chances of succeeding and improve their conversion and growth rates. Additionally, brands can use customer data to create content that is search engine friendly and optimized according to their […]
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As the axiom goes: “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other gold.” We all know new customers are important but retention is paramount to profitability. In fact, it costs more to acquire new customers than it does to upsell satisfied customers. So, why do customers leave? Research shows that only […]
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Email is dead—or at least that’s what the headlines claim. Sure, getting to “inbox zero” might be everyone’s focus today, but brands shouldn’t count out the power of a well-executed email campaign just yet. Why Email Still Works Marketers have argued about the viability of email campaigns ever since email became widely adopted as a marketing […]
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Offering high-quality products and services to your customers is table stakes for any company to survive. But it’s hardly the be-all and end-all of business success. In today’s digital era of transformation, the experiences your organization provides are equally important. As a reminder, people buy experiences, not just products. And to deliver remarkable customer experiences, […]
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Every business eventually realizes that much of its marketing can be automated. Gone are the days of remembering to follow up with a lead, or websites that present the same offers to every visitor regardless of how they arrived on the page. Marketing automation is a no-brainer for big businesses, who might have hundreds of […]
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With 23.8% of marketers spending at least a week producing a single promotional email, it is quite clear how developing an email marketing strategy is a critical and crucial task. Therefore, it becomes imperative to have an email development process that’s not only well planned and efficient but also runs smoothly and fulfills your business’ […]
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Today’s marketers have a very specific goal: maximize revenue by delivering rich, meaningful experiences that turn prospects into customers and customers into lifelong advocates. Shifting from lead-based marketing–only strategies to combined lead and account-based marketing (ABM) strategies has helped many marketers achieve this. It’s enabled them to collaborate with sales and incorporate an account strategy […]
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When I launched into the wonderful and terrible experience of planning my wedding, I had one budget item I would not budge on: florals. While I appreciate their beauty, the idea that I was supposed to allocate 20% (TWENTY. PERCENT.) of my budget to something that was completely perishable was baffling to me. I scoffed […]
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The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is in full swing with people around the globe watching to see who will take home the cup. In soccer, each team chooses a formation and employs one goalkeeper and ten field players who fill various defensive, midfield, and attacking positions. At the beginning of the game, it is […]
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I am sure most people have quit while waiting for a website page to load. Waiting is a hassle; we all expect fast-loading sites—anything less isn’t worth the wait in today’s time-poor world. If your website is like this, then you probably haven’t upgraded or even thought about your website for a little while now. […]
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Companies that thrive amid constant change and innovation share a common trait: Their leaders encourage employees to think more like entrepreneurs than traditional workers. However, thinking like an entrepreneur does not require setting up a startup inside an organization. It means leaders are inspiring employees to think for themselves, creating a culture where people want […]
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The digital revolution has raised customer expectations massively. People want much more than just a product—they crave a complete experience. The success of your marketing campaign no longer depends on the number of leads you generate. It rests on your ability to maximize your customers’ experience. That’s why forward-thinking marketers are prioritizing account-based marketing—determining together […]
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Inside sales has always been a high-touch and highly professional strategy for reaching out to business buyers with a targeted message. And today inside sales reps are often a company’s first line of communication with existing customers and prospects alike. To make your reps as productive as possible, you want them focused on building relationships […]
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Automation is making waves in the business world as more and more companies are moving towards digital transformation. Companies are allocating large sums of their marketing budgets for technology investments that promise to make their teams more productive and the business more profitable. Furthermore, the greatest benefits that business leaders expect to see from digital […]
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In our previous posts about demand generation, we explored some of the ways to drive an effective demand gen campaign. For our final blog in this series, let’s talk about KPIs—because the cold, hard truth is without metrics, no other aspects of your campaign matter. Let us know when this scenario starts to sound uncomfortably […]
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Interactions with prospects and customers before, during, and after an event don’t just offer a chance for engagement, but also a unique opportunity to further customize your follow-up, communications, and their next event experience, which in turn helps accelerate impact, velocity, and conversion. The problem? More often than not, event data is either being forgotten, […]
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Marketing metrics aren’t one-size-fits-all. For proof, look at how marketers track the effectiveness and ROI in traditional campaigns versus experiential efforts. Customers encounter a traditional campaign and react to it afterward, either through a purchase or detailed feedback. Meanwhile, experiential campaigns collect real-time feedback by observing audience reactions to design, content layout, flow, and other […]
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