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Marketing to the 50+ crowd: A booming opportunity

Martech

Weeks before his 70th birthday, my colleague quipped, “I still don’t like being called a ‘senior.’ Unless there’s a good discount attached.” The joke leans on an aging, coupon-clipping stereotype that should be retired. My boomer colleague is part of an adaptable, active, tech-forward cohort who cannot be overlooked, largely because they also hold more than half of America’s wealth.

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Debunking the “Born Salesperson Myth”: A New Era in Sales

SMEI

The idea that “salespeople are born, not made” has long been a prevailing notion in the sales industry. However, this outdated belief has been disproven by the authors of “Open the Mind and Close the Sale: The secret to success in selling!” This book sheds light on the misconceptions surrounding sales and highlights the skills and strategies required to succeed in this field.

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How Much Should Your Business Invest in Inbound Marketing?

The LeadG2 Blog

Generally speaking, about 13.6% of your company's budget should be spent on marketing. Of that percentage, however, you might spend a portion on inbound marketing, paid advertising, retention and loyalty programs, and many other different types of marketing. Inbound marketing comprises nontraditional efforts to connect with potential customers already searching for services like yours, including non-interruptive channels like SEO and content marketing, social media posts, and organic marketing c

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Web Marketing Checklist: 42 Tactics for Traffic and Sales

Practical eCommerce - Marketing

Our all-new 2024 update includes modern content marketing, SEO, email, podcasts, social media, and more. The post Web Marketing Checklist: 42 Tactics for Traffic and Sales appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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Do's and Don'ts: How to Pitch Your Press Release to Journalists

Speaker: Michelle Garrett, PR Consultant, Author, Speaker

Yes - press releases are still relevant in the world of public relations! 🎯 Ever wondered how to write a compelling press release, or what are current best practices for pitching your news to earn media coverage? In this exclusive webinar with Michelle Garrett, PR Consultant, we’ll cover tips and advice to help you get the most out of each piece of news you pitch!

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Potential TikTok Ban: What It Means for Creators and Influencer Marketing Programs

Traackr

How the potential US TikTok ban could impact creators and influencer marketing programs.

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Competitive insights: 6 essential market factors and how you can collect them

Sprout Social

We already instinctively look over our shoulders to see what the competition is doing. Refining this approach, by regularly conducting a competitive analysis , turns this reactive action into a proactive data source fundamental to marketing strategy. But it can be hard to decide exactly what you’re looking for. That’s where competitive insights come in.

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How to adapt your marketing for the new era of data analytics by Salesforce

Search Engine Land

It’s no stretch to say the marketing data landscape has changed quite a bit over the past two years. For one, the ways companies collect user data have been under the microscope, and policies from Apple and Google are forcing marketing data analytics changes across the board. Also, customers are more thoughtful than ever about what information they’re willing to share and how it’s being used.

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Beyond Ads: Why Inbound Marketing Delivers Sustainable Results

The LeadG2 Blog

Traditional advertising remains a powerful tool for reaching audiences. However, as consumers become increasingly savvy and immune to interruptive marketing tactics, businesses must adapt their strategies to engage with customers in additional meaningful ways. This is where inbound marketing steps in, offering a strategic approach that focuses on building relationships and providing value to customers.

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What Does Google’s Cookie Delay Mean for Marketers?

Customers.ai

About a month ago I wrote a post titled “ Can AI Help Overcome the Loss of Third-Party Cookies? Google Thinks So ”. The post was written in response to Google’s VP of Global Advertising Strategies telling everyone it was time to move on from third-party cookies. That there would be no more delays and marketers needed to shift their focus before it was too late.

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Marketers Spend on New Technologies While Battling Usage and Impact Challenges

The CMO Survey

The 32 nd edition of The CMO Survey examines reoccurring questions related to marketing spending and performance, marketing leadership, and marketing jobs. In addition, managing marketing technology, generative AI, growth, and sustainability are special topics covered in this edition. Here are top takeaways, based on a sample of 292 marketing leaders at for-profit U.S. companies, 94% of whom hold positions at VP-level or higher.

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Cracking the Code: Turning Intent Data into Go-to-Market Success

Speaker: Steven Bryerton, SVP of Sales at ZoomInfo & Robin Izsak-Tseng, VP of Revenue Marketing at G2

Join Steven Bryerton, SVP of Sales at ZoomInfo, and Robin Izsak-Tseng, VP of Revenue Marketing at G2 in this webinar where you're guaranteed to walk away with a fresh understanding of and a new perspective on intent data! Turn your go-to-market motions around with intent data! Instead of searching for ways to showcase your products, reach out to the customers that are searching for your solutions — then build your messaging around their needs to set you apart from the competition. 🚀 With

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Power of a Salesperson’s Training, Knowledge, Spirit of Service

SMEI

In the world of sales, it’s a common misconception that a great product is enough to guarantee success. As the excerpt from “Open the Mind and Close the Sale: The secret to success in Selling!” reminds us, building a better mousetrap doesn’t necessarily mean the world will beat a path to your door. In reality, many potential customers may never even hear about your product, and others may find alternative solutions or get used to doing without.

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HubSpot Operations Hub Enterprise Features

Aspiration Marketing

Drowning in data chaos? Spreadsheets are overflowing, information is scattered across systems, and frustrated customers are caught in the crossfire. This is the reality for many businesses struggling to manage their operations. HubSpot Operations Hub Enterprise offers a lifeline designed to streamline your data, centralize information, and empower you to deliver seamless customer experiences.

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Google March 2024 core update rollout is now complete

Search Engine Land

Google’s March 2024 core update is now done rolling out, it started on March 5, 2024 and completed 45 days later on April 19, 2024. This was a big core update, where Google said that this core update is more complex and involves changes to multiple core systems, while also ending the standalone helpful content update. Google did not tell us until April 26th, 52 days after the rollout began, that it finished on April 19th.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Pricing

Hubspot Marketing

Welcome to Creator Columns , where we bring expert HubSpot Creator voices to the Blogs that inspire and help you grow better. In the 5 years I’ve run Nudge, I’ve interviewed dozens of experts on pricing. These aren’t run-of-the-mill LinkedIn gurus. They’re peer-reviewed researchers from some of the world’s most prestigious universities. In this blog, I reveal their top five pricing tips. 5 Secrets About Pricing Recently on my podcast Nudge , a guest told me a secret about pricing. " The truth ,"

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode & Georgette Malitsis, Senior Customer Success Manager, Enterprise at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty and Georgette Malitsis of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm o

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The Power of Professional Selling: Driving Economic Growth

SMEI

In today’s fast-paced business world, professional selling plays a vital role in driving economic growth and innovation. As emphasized in the book “Open the Mind and Close the Sale, 2nd edition,” salespeople are the spark that motivates various groups to action, and their efforts are essential for maintaining a high standard of living.

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Dominate Search Results: A Step-By-Step Guide to Content Optimization

Aspiration Marketing

Content is undoubtedly king. But without SEO optimization, it's nothing: no power, legacy, or impact. Unfortunately, most content creators fail to optimize their content. As a result, they don't see their content anywhere on the first page of SERPs. As a content creator, if you don't optimize your content, you won't be able to turn your aspirations into reality.

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Google CEO says AI overviews are increasing Search usage

Search Engine Land

Google has served “billions of queries” with its generative AI features and plans to “expand the type of queries we can serve our users” even further. That’s according Alphabet/Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking during the Q1 2024 Alphabet earnings call. AI overviews, which Google introduced in the U.S. in late March and the UK earlier this month for a small slice of queries, are also increasing Search usage, according to Pichai: “Based on our testing, we are

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Video ad spend expected to rise 16%, surpassing linear TV this year

Martech

U.S. digital video ad spend is expected to hit $63 billion in 2024, a 16% increase from the previous year, according to projections from IAB’s “2024 Digital Ad Spend & Strategy Report.” For the first time, digital video — which includes CTV, social video and online video — will claim a higher share of budgets than linear TV. Why we care. CTV and other digital video channels have long promised better addressability and measurement than traditional linear TV.

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!

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Don’t Follow Tesla’s Marketing Mistake

Content Marketing Institute

Tesla dismissed its marketing team this month. The layoffs come only a year after a mandate to “try advertising” that Elon Musk later said was “too generic.” But is marketing really to blame? Is there a takeaway for other companies?

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HubSpot Spring Spotlight: Service Hub Reinvention

Aspiration Marketing

Today marks the much-anticipated launch of the reinvented HubSpot Service Hub at Spring Spotlight. This is more than just a product update; it's a revolution in customer service.

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Google Chrome IP masking could radically impact search advertising

Search Engine Land

Google is developing a two-hop proxy to enhance privacy for Chrome users, which has three big implications for advertisers: For ad location targeting, you’ll only have the option to target regions designated by Google, which won’t be accurate. Because Google Chrome will use a proxy to connect to websites, it will mask users’ identities, meaning advertisers cannot distinguish between genuine and bot traffic.

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Copywriter Shifts to X Ads, Scales Brands

Practical eCommerce - Marketing

Chris Orzechowski, an ecommerce writer and marketer, grew frustrated with Meta. Then he switched to X. The post Copywriter Shifts to X Ads, Scales Brands appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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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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#OpenToWork: Are LinkedIn Photo Frames Actually Helpful?

Hubspot Marketing

Welcome to HubSpot Perspectives , a series where HubSpotters weigh in on the latest business and marketing trends. “The biggest red flag on LinkedIn is the ‘open to work’ symbol.” This hot take is brought to you by former Google recruiter Nolan Church. And the dialogue continues. As I browse through my LinkedIn feed, there are still ongoing conversations about the #OpenToWork profile photo frame.

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The Benefits of Content Staging for a Website Redesign

Aspiration Marketing

Imagine hitting the "publish" button on your website redesign. only to discover a number of broken links on your homepage. Website revamps are exciting, but the thought of glitches and disruptions during the process can send shivers down any web designer's spine. Content staging is your secret weapon to a flawless website launch. It allows you to meticulously craft, test, and refine your new website content in a separate staging environment without affecting your live site.

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Google Publisher Center to stop allowing you to add publications

Search Engine Land

Google will stop allowing publishers to add publications to the Google Publisher Center manually. Instead, Google will automatically add eligible publications pages later this year. This change will likely lead to even more confusion around Google News inclusion , which we have had for years since Google changed the inclusion process back in 2019. What Google said.

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Legal risks loom for Firefly users after Adobe’s AI image tool training exposed

Martech

Adobe’s Firefly was designed to give enterprise users generative AI image tools they could trust. “A lot of our very big enterprise customers are very concerned about using generative AI without understanding how it was trained,” Adobe chief strategy officer Scott Belsky told TechCrunch last year. “They don’t see it as viable for commercial use in a similar way to using a stock image and making sure that if you’re going to use it in a campaign you better have the rights for it — and model releas

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Sales & Marketing Alignment: How to Synergize for Success

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, Co-Founder & CEO of Digital Exhaust, Author, International Keynote & TEDx Speaker

Recent research shows that only 50% of B2B organizations state that they have good alignment between their marketing and sales teams. This lack of alignment tremendously impacts the ability to meet business goals, and is a limiting factor for building and maintaining customer relationships. While many B2B organizations continue to struggle with aligning their marketing and sales teams, they can take practical steps to unify both teams and simplify their overall approach.

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A Beginner's Guide to Social Media for Solopreneurs

Buffer Marketing

Unique circumstances will forever mark the first half of the 2020s, but those alone won’t capture the decade's legacy. A layer deeper, we see how the events accelerated new trends that shape our world today, like the rise of solopreneurship. A solopreneur is any business driven exclusively by one person. Modern solopreneurs commonly run their businesses, at least in some part, through the Internet.

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Is Your Website Static and Outdated? Produce Better Website Results!

Aspiration Marketing

Imagine your website as a conversation, not a monologue. Static websites are like one-sided lectures: they bore visitors and fail to capture their attention. In today's dynamic online world, you need a website that engages in a two-way dialogue, keeping your audience hooked and driving results.

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Google delays third-party cookie phase-out to 2025 (maybe)

Search Engine Land

Google has postponed the deprecation of third-party cookies in Chrome this year due to multiple challenges and increased scrutiny from the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Why we care. Brands now have extra time to prepare and explore alternatives to third-party cookies. However, this is just another delay. Third-party cookies will eventually go away – just not this year.

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AI content creation: Ushering in the unimaginable

Martech

Sam Altman’s proclamation that “movies are going to become video games and video games are going to become something unimaginably better” is more than just a prediction — it’s a vision of a new frontier in entertainment and content creation. movies are going to become video games and video games are going to become something unimaginably better — Sam Altman (@sama) April 5, 2024 Artificial intelligence (AI) is already blurring the lines between passive viewing and a

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How to Leverage Behavioral Science Insights for Direct Mail Success

Speaker: Neal Boornazian, President and Nancy Harhut, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer - HBT Marketing

Direct mail has consistently remained a powerful tool in the marketer's arsenal, but in an age of digital dominance, its effectiveness hinges on the strategic integration of behavioral science. 💡 When you incorporate powerful behavioral science principles into your direct mail marketing strategies, you can prompt the hardwired decision-making shortcuts your audience relies on — and that automatically unlocks new avenues for engagement, conversion, and brand loyalty.