Tue.Dec 05, 2023

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What Would Happen If You Stopped Marketing?

CMO Network

What would happen if CMOs and marketers stopped marketing? Like the "Got Milk" campaign, could a deprivation strategy help CEOs better see marketing's value?

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HubSpot CMS Hub Implementation: A How-To Guide

Aspiration Marketing

A well-structured and user-friendly website is the cornerstone of a successful online presence. It serves as your business's virtual storefront, making the right impression on visitors and converting them into customers. HubSpot CMS Hub stands out as a robust solution that empowers companies to manage their websites effectively. Whether you're a seasoned marketer or a newcomer to website management, this how-to guide will equip you with the knowledge and tools to harness the full potential of Hu

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AI driving an exponential increase in marketing technology solutions

Martech

The martech landscape is expanding and AI is the prime driving force. That’s the topline news from the “Martech 2024” report released today. And, while that will get the headline, the report contains much more. Since the release of the most recent Martech Landscape in May 2023, 2,042 new marketing technology tools have surfaced, bringing the total to 13,080 — an 18.5% increase.

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We wanted to explore consumer misconceptions of social media professionals: Instead, it sparked a dialogue about the need for greater diversity

Sprout Social

“Who do consumers think runs brand accounts?” That’s the question we set out to answer when we surveyed 1,623 consumers from the US and the UK. The results are telling: According to our Q4 2023 Sprout Pulse Survey, respondents believe the average social media manager is: white (65%), female (73%), 25-40 years old (55%), and a part-time employee or freelancer (40%).

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Are Your Impact Comms Resonating With Stakeholders?

Whether your organization is at the start of its sustainability and impact journey or years into it, many brands share a common concern: the uncertainty of whether they are sending stakeholders mixed messages. Creating content that speaks to your audience's “love language” can be a tricky dance. But, worry not! 3BL has put together tips to ensure that your content not only finds its rhythm but also resonates with your target audiences.

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8 Holiday Gifts for the Content Creator in Your Life

Hubspot Marketing

Welcome to The Creative, a series that gives content creators actionable advice from professionals in the creator economy. Whether you're a seasoned creator or just starting out, read The Creative to learn how to grow your platform, improve your content, and stay ahead in the ever-shifting creator landscape. If you're anything like me, you're probably still racking your brain trying to find the perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season.

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AI-powered cold email: A nightmare in the making?

Martech

A successful cold email program — or “prospecting,” if you prefer — takes careful handling. You’re reaching out to strangers one-on-one to persuade them to initiate a business relationship with you. It’s like calling someone you’ve never met to arrange a dinner date. (Do people even do that anymore?) Cold emails take delicacy and precision. You have to show quickly that you know enough about your contact to have a reason for emailing them out of the blue and that engaging with you would drive a

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The Complete Guide to AI Transparency [6 Best Practices]

Hubspot Marketing

Let‘s talk AI. We’ve all dabbled in it, been awed by its potential, and maybe even been a bit overwhelmed. Our State of AI Report found that one in five business professionals use AI and/or automation in their role. In marketing, it’s even higher. But here‘s the catch: AI isn’t just about algorithms and automation. It‘s about creating genuine, transparent connections.

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TikTok Updates: Custom FYP, Ads Features and Tools, Effect Editor, and More

Social Media Examiner

Are you up to date on changes from TikTok? Wondering which recent TikTok updates are important to marketers and business owners? In this article, we explore TikTok changes that affect your marketing. #1: TikTok Feed TikTok Launches New Feed Customization Tool TikTok has introduced a new “Customize Feed” option that lets users provide text guidance […] The post TikTok Updates: Custom FYP, Ads Features and Tools, Effect Editor, and More appeared first on Social Media Examiner.

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How to Get and Give LinkedIn Endorsements

Hubspot Marketing

LinkedIn profiles are the new resumes. LinkedIn shows your skills, featured projects, recommendations, and certifications, to name a few. So, you certainly want to emphasize these skills and ensure they are recognized as your strongest assets. LinkedIn endorsements help you do just that, alongside building credibility, authority, and trust in you as a professional.

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How We Built Our Guest Posting Program

Buffer Marketing

Six months ago, we noticed an interesting phenomenon. Each week, we (the Content team) would receive overflowing inboxes filled with requests to post articles on the Buffer blog. This was everywhere, from our emails to our LinkedIn accounts.  Usually, we’d pay these messages no mind – guest posts just weren’t a part of our content strategy.

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The Resurgence of Direct Mail as a Growth Marketing Strategy

Speaker: Jeff Tarran, COO, Gunderson Direct & Margaret Pepe, Executive Director of Product Management, U.S. Postal Service

Learn the secrets to direct mail success for growth marketers! Industry veterans Jeff Tarran and Margaret Pepe are here to delve into how direct mail has completely evolved in recent years, and has rightfully earned a seat at the table alongside the email and digital marketing plans of SMBs, enterprise companies, and agencies as they look into strategy for 2024 and beyond.

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Major trends in martech for 2024: the real changes underway in a 99% platitude-free report

Chief Martec

There was a meme circulating around social media last week of an agency marketer rambling in a “thought leadership” interview on TikTok. I have no idea if it was parody or real. Or more accurately, if it was intentional or accidental parody. It was a jumbled jubilee of buzzword bingo – personalization, data, brand, experience, customer-centricity — that wound up saying absolutely nothing at all.

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Before You Start an AI Strategy, Make the Case To Stop

Content Marketing Institute

Generative AI’s integration in your marketing usually doesn’t save your team time. It just adds new items to the workload. So, if you truly want to succeed, you must identify what you’ll stop doing to start the other thing.

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Boost Customer Retention & Drive Loyalty Beyond the Holiday Season

Customers.ai

As we approach the new year, the realization that December is upon us is nothing short of astonishing. Amidst the hustle and bustle of holiday campaigns that have likely consumed our attention in recent weeks, we find ourselves at a pivotal juncture to navigate the post-festive landscape. To help you prepare for this next phase, our CEO and Founder, Larry Kim, teamed up with Lizzie Chapman, VP of Partnerships & Channels at AdRoll to discuss how we can take all the hard work you put in these

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ANA study finds 25% of programmatic ad dollars are wasted

Martech

Of the $88 billion spent on open web programmatic ads, $22 billion is wasteful or unproductive, a study by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) found. The ANA’s Programmatic Media Supply Chain Transparency Study focused on the open web ad market and did not address the opportunity of walled gardens. It included 21 marketers and 12 supply chain companies, and tracked $123 million in total ad spend with 35.5 billion impressions between September 2022 and January 2023.

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What Regulations Will Impact Sustainability Comms in 2024?

Navigating the waters of sustainability reporting disclosures and regulations can be intimidating, to say the least. With various measures set in motion in 2023 to keep companies accountable, there is a lot in store for brands’ impact communication in the upcoming year. 3BL is kicking off this January with our Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Capricorn Edition by highlighting the impact of: The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Climate disclosure rules The European Commission

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Elon Musk And The F Bomb Heard Around The Advertising World

CMO Network

Musk sent a message to advertisers fleeing X that he may have also given himself the same message. Brand safety and guidelines are more important than ever.

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8 winning SEO A/B tests that boost organic traffic by Digital Marketing Depot

Search Engine Land

Are you looking to improve your website’s SEO and increase organic traffic? This white paper from Search Pilot presents 8 real-world examples of SEO A/B tests that led to organic traffic increases between 3-29% for the companies that ran these tests. Readers will discover real examples of: What page changes help SEO rankings and what don’t How to improve click-through rates Getting content indexed faster These are real test results from companies testing changes like removing page el

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8 Holiday Gifts for the Content Creator in Your Life

Hubspot Marketing

Welcome to The Creative, a series that gives content creators actionable advice from professionals in the creator economy. Whether you're a seasoned creator or just starting out, read The Creative to learn how to grow your platform, improve your content, and stay ahead in the ever-shifting creator economy. If you're anything like me, you're probably still racking your brain trying to find the perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season.

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Google’s 2023 releases: A B2B marketer’s review

Search Engine Land

As 2023 draws near a close, marketers have to admit this about Google: they’ve been busy. Between Bard/SGE headlines and antitrust lawsuit admissions of auction gaming, Google has produced its usual share of releases. Sadly for B2B, most are either aimed at ecommerce/B2C or represent minor improvements that don’t make up for the advertising controls Google has stripped or the glaring lack of transparency behind auctions and pricing.

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How to Improve Email Deliverability and Optimize Each Send

Learn how to optimize email deliverability and drive greater email ROI. What lands your email in the customer’s inbox? Understanding those factors, otherwise known as email deliverability, is critical to getting the most return on your campaign investments. But the “rules” around which factors land you in the spam folder aren’t always easy to keep up with.

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Fractional CMO: Reinventing Marketing Strategies

Duct Tape Marketing

Fractional CMO: Reinventing Marketing Strategies written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing  Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I’m doing a solo show, and I’m gonna talk about how Fractional CMOs are becoming increasingly popular among business owners and marketing agencies. Key Takeaway: Strategy is one of the most essential elements to running a successful business today.

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yorCMO Expands Bench of Fractional Leaders

yorCMO

We are thrilled to announce the addition of Chris Daniello, Fractional CRO/CMO to the seasoned group of fractional leaders at yorCMO. The post yorCMO Expands Bench of Fractional Leaders appeared first on yorCMO.

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The Detail is in the Retail - Industry Updates

Set Up

With the holiday season in full swing, the Retail industry is heavily on the mind. As a part of our Industry Blog series, we interviewed Angela Johnson , the Chief Innovation Officer at edible, about her thoughts on the Retail space, and what trends she is noticing. Having periodic conversations with marketing leaders not only helps us keep a pulse on every industry, but reveals common trends and challenges that all marketers face. 1.

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Kiss Unveils Digital Avatars: The Path To Brand Immortality

CMO Network

Kiss recently rocked their farewell concert with digital avatars, marking the first US band to announce they will now live as digital avatars forever.

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What Questions Are Brands Asking About Their ESG Initiatives Ahead of 2024?

Temperatures are rising (and not just metaphorically) as key stakeholders anxiously anticipate the outcomes of COP28. While companies reconsider their 2024 environmental sustainability strategies, there is another aspect of ESG that deserves exploring, the social sector. In the latest edition of "Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Sagittarius Edition", 3BL hones in on this sign’s bold quality of asking questions others are burning to know the answers to.

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Boost Customer Retention & Drive Loyalty Beyond the Holiday Season

Customers.ai

As we approach the new year, the realization that December is upon us is nothing short of astonishing. Amidst the hustle and bustle of holiday campaigns that have likely consumed our attention in recent weeks, we find ourselves at a pivotal juncture to navigate the post-festive landscape. To help you prepare for this next phase, our CEO and Founder, Larry Kim, teamed up with Lizzie Chapman, VP of Partnerships & Channels at AdRoll to discuss how we can take all the hard work you put in these

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Competing For Consumer Loyalty Through Co-Branded Offerings

CMO Network

The competition for consumer loyalty often peaks at "tent pole" holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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The Complete Guide to Content Repurposing: How to Get the Most Out of Every Piece of Content You Create

Buffer Marketing

My mom taught me a neat trick when I went to college: Take the leftover veggies from dinner, chop some fine onion, add some hot sauce, and use it as your sandwich spread. I used the hack all the time — sometimes for breakfast on busy mornings and other times for snacking in late evenings. I was always surprised at how different yet familiar the sandwich tasted.

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Top 10 reputation management software and how to select the best tool for your business

Sprout Social

With millions of people signing up daily across social media platforms, keeping track of conversations about your brand online is becoming an uphill battle. What customers say and how they relate with your business can greatly affect your online reputation. It can take as little as one bad review to send all your hard work crashing like a pack of cards.

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5 Inspiring B2B Marketing Campaigns to Take Yours to the Next Level

Your next big B2B marketing idea starts here. Get inspired with these five successful B2B marketing campaigns. Ready to generate more leads, interest, and revenue with your B2B marketing? In this comprehensive eBook, you’ll get: In-depth studies of five successful B2B marketing campaigns spanning a wide range of industries Key takeaways and lessons from each story to implement in your own strategy Resources to help your own B2B marketing thrive By submitting this form, you agree to have your con

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3 tips to tackle the annual marketing budget challenge

Martech

Creating the annual marketing budget is notoriously challenging. Trying to justify every line item to finance teams that don’t understand marketing can be frustrating and overwhelming. This article explores practical tips for navigating the annual budgeting process smoothly. 1. Appoint a lead to run the annual budget planning process In a perfect world, someone on the marketing operations team manages the overall marketing budget, working closely with a trusted finance partner.

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Landing page SEO best practices: A step-by-step guide

AWeber

Landing pages are fantastic at driving leads and sales, but they’re often not so good at bringing in organic traffic. Why? Because the very factors that help landing pages convert visitors — minimal content, few links, and highly promotional messaging — are pretty much the opposite of what search engines like Google are looking for. But, if you follow some tried-and-trusted methodologies, it’s totally possible to build landing pages that rank well, bring in tons of traffic, and achieve sky-high

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The Complete Guide to Content Repurposing: How to Get the Most Out of Every Piece of Content You Create

Buffer Marketing

My mom taught me a neat trick when I went to college: Take the leftover veggies from dinner, chop some fine onion, add some hot sauce, and use it as your sandwich spread. I used the hack all the time — sometimes for breakfast on busy mornings and other times for snacking in late evenings. I was always surprised at how different yet familiar the sandwich tasted.

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Building Success Together: The Ultimate Business Partnership Handbook

Rock Content

A business partnership is a highly effective way to maximize professional resources and achieve success. Here’s a look at how you can determine whether forming one is the right move for your business. Sometimes, two (or more) heads really are better than one, including when it comes to business. Partnering up with another entrepreneur or company can potentially double your resource pool.

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The Silver Lining to Corporate DEI Challenges

In our latest edition of Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Scorpio Edition, 3BL embraces the perspective of one of the zodiac's most misunderstood signs: Scorpio. While this sign often has a darker view of the world, they do not shy away from shining a light on controversial topics. This month we take a deep dive into corporate pullback of DEI and how companies can utilize astrological advice to reinvent its social impact communication.