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Demand Gen Report / October 1, 2014
An email campaigns fail for a number of reasons. The offer could be uninspiring, or buried deep in the email, or both. Or the campaign could be suffering from design, copy structure or deliverability issues. This superhero-inspired infographic from Spear Marketing Group could help rescue your campaign.Read More
Brian Anderson / The Demand Gen Report / September 24, 2014
While the marketing landscape has become more and more digital, face-to-face interactions continue to have a powerful impact.
This past week I attended an event hosted by DoubleDutch, a mobile applications provider for live events and conferences. Executives shared their insights on how companies can gain value from their live events, while also providing opportunities to network and share past experiences. Here are three takeaways:
1. Face-To-Face Engagement Makes An Instant Impact
Today’s marketing landscape consists of marketers trying to find the perfect blendRead More
Eloqua / September 15, 2014
When Google came out with their Zero Moment of Truth reports, there was a lot of highly compelling data points that made CEOs, CMOs and sales heads have to stop and reconsider almost everything they are doing; at least as it pertains to marketing.
For those less familiar with the Zero Moment of Truth (ZMOT), it can best be defined as “the invisible moment by which a consumer makes a decision about a brand.” It can occur on their mobile device, while chatting on a social network or when they search for information and the results that ensue.
Some of the highlight reel data points of the ZMOT studyRead More
Loni Stark / Content Marketing Institute / September 22, 2014
A core goal of content marketing is to build engaged audiences through the information and experiences they value. It goes beyond just optimizing a single click or purchase path, to generating loyalty. If you want to deliver relationship-building experiences with the right content delivered at the right moment to the right person, you need the right data. In this article, I explore how data can be used to create content that deepens customer relationships — rather than just optimizing a single transaction.
Look beyond IP address
If you’ve ever been on the hiring end of an organization,Read More
Brian Anderson / Demand Gen Report / September 17, 2014
While the role of content continues to mature, many marketers are just beginning to discover its true value — primarily in the data they can obtain through prospects’ interactions with content and its ability to enhance engagement through multiple channels.
At Marketo’s Marketers First virtual event, roughly 20,000 marketing professionals attended sessions throughout the day, highlighting best practices for content marketing, data analytics and social media. A recurring theme was that content needs to build trust and should not be used primarily as a sales tool.