July, 2024

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The Power of B2B Influencers: How to Leverage Influencer Marketing to Drive Success

Trade Press Services Newsletter

Influencer marketing is the practice of collaborating with recognized experts or popular social-media users to drive brand awareness, engagement, and revenue. From viral tooth whitening products to the latest fitness gadgets, influencer marketing is a staple in the B2C marketplace. By partnering with industry influencers, brands can reach new audiences while deepening trust with existing ones.

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Find Your Niche: How to Identify Podcast Topics for Your B2B/B2C Brand

Aspiration Marketing

Podcasts are everywhere! True crime, self-help, even underwater basket weaving (seriously). But with so much content, how can your podcast stand out? This blog tackles the challenge of niche selection, helping you craft a podcast that resonates with listeners and propels your brand forward.

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Google scraps plans to kill third-party cookies in Chrome

Search Engine Land

Google is reversing course and won’t phase out third-party cookies in Chrome as previously planned, instead opting for a new approach that gives users more control, the company announced today. Why we care. This decision marks a significant shift in Google’s privacy strategy and will come as a relief to many in the advertising industry who have been scrambling to prepare for a cookieless future.

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China leads the world in generative AI use

Martech

Eighty-three percent of Chinese business decision-makers say their organizations are using AI. This contrasts with the U.S. (65%) and the U.K. (70%). However, closer questioning reveals that U.S. organizations are ahead in terms of genAI maturity, having fully implemented solutions. These statistics come from an extensive global survey of 1,600 decision makers in genAI strategy or data analytics in organizations across key sectors conducted by Coleman Parkes for data management and analytics ven

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The Best Times of Day to Contact Leads

Ensure you are contacting leads on their schedule with this report! In our study of over 754,000 leads, we looked at what time of day people are most likely to respond, as well as response rates and qualification rates during business hours and after-hours. Download now to learn more.

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5 Steps to Create an Outstanding Marketing Plan [Free Templates]

Hubspot Marketing

Do you take a good, hard look at your team's marketing strategy every year? You should. Without an annual marketing plan, things can get messy — and it's nearly impossible to put a number on your budget for the projects, hiring, and outsourcing over the course of a year if you don't have a plan. To make your plan's creation easier, we've put together a list of what to include in your plan and a few different planning templates where you can easily fill in the blanks.

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Pack a Bigger Punch Writing Character-Limited Descriptions and Posts

Content Marketing Institute

Brief content reigns on Google, YouTube, and other social media platforms. But how do you write great meta descriptions, excerpts, and episode descriptions within their character-limiting requirements? Read on.

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Podcasts for Lead Generation: Convert Listeners into Customers

Aspiration Marketing

Consumers today are bombarded with marketing messages. Attention spans are shrinking, and traditional advertising methods are becoming less effective. This leaves businesses facing a constant challenge: how to attract high-quality leads and convert them into paying customers. But what if there was a way to connect with potential customers on a deeper level, build trust, and establish yourself as an industry authority – all while they're doing the dishes or commuting to work?

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Internal linking for bloggers: 9 mistakes to fix immediately

Search Engine Land

Internal linking is one of the most under-utilized arrows in the quiver of a site owner. Although inbound link building gets all the press, it’s the correct use of internal linking that can really move a site algorithmically when done strategically. Need to provide increased UX to users accessing content ? Use internal linking. Need to promote an inclusive, accessibility-compliant experience ?

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GDPR is a help, not a hindrance, to marketing

Martech

You’ve launched new social campaigns, optimized your website and established thought leadership opportunities. While these are crucial to running a successful business today, there is a critical fourth element that can’t be overlooked: Data privacy. Six years ago, the European Union set global standards for data privacy compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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30 Days of LinkedIn Post Prompts to Help You Build Your Following + Personal Brand

Buffer Marketing

As a professional, there’s no better way to future-proof your career than building your personal brand on LinkedIn. Establishing yourself as a thought leader and building an engaged audience on the platform can help generate new customers for your business, exciting job opportunities, and even paid side projects as a B2B (or B2C) creator.  I’ve been focused on building a personal brand on LinkedIn since mid-2022 (that’s just about two years at the time of writing this),

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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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Experts Reveal the Worst (and Best) Advice on Using Generative AI in Content Marketing

Content Marketing Institute

To some, generative AI is the sun around which the content industry should revolve. To others, it’s a meteor heading for Earth that should be avoided. Over 20 experts share the worst advice they’ve heard and give better advice to follow.

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Future-Proof Your Website: 3 Must-Have AI Tactics for Marketing Leaders

Hubspot Marketing

Which AI tactics will keep your site relevant and engaging as website strategies shift from broad audience capture to hyper-personalization? The days of designing websites solely for broad audience capture and search engine optimization are well behind us. The future now lies in hyper-personalization, where websites cater to the specific needs and preferences of each visitor.

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What Are Sales Battle Cards, and How Do I Use Them?

Aspiration Marketing

Ever feel lost during a sales call, struggling to answer a tough objection or explain your product's edge? You're not alone. Unpreparedness can sink deals. But don't worry; there's a secret weapon: sales battle cards. These handy quick-reference guides empower you with essential product knowledge, competitor insights, and objection-crushing responses.

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The Google Maps pin scam: A new Google Business Profile threat

Search Engine Land

There’s a scam going on in the world of Google Maps / Google Business Profile. Competitors can move Google Map pins to a new location which can negatively impact rankings. This has been happening for several months and impacted many Google Business Profile listings. It’s easy for scammers to make this change using the Suggest an edit feature on a Google Business Profile and then editing the map location.

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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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4 inbox-altering changes to watch for

Martech

Email marketers are losing ground in the battle for the inbox, thanks to technology changes that give mailbox providers more control over everything from message design to longevity. Marketers have never had 100% control over how an email message appears in an email client. Right now, I’m tracking four changes that take away even more control over our messages and how our recipients can view and act on them.

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The biggest mistake content creators make today

Businesses Grow

The topic for this blog post came to me in a dream. I woke up from my dream thinking, “Yes, it’s true. There really is one big mistake content creators make. I should tell others about it!” I’m sorry this dream wasn’t more exciting or titillating. Maybe my other dreams will be a story for another day. Or not. Before I reveal my dream-truth, I need to review a basic content marketing philosophy: Content must be unleashed.

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When is the Best Time to Post on Twitter in 2024?

SocialPilot

Twitter (now X) wants its users to post more because of its ephemeral nature. In fact, social media statistics reveal that 500 million posts are sent per day—that’s like 6,000 posts each second! Isn’t that overwhelming? How are you even going to cut through this noise and get more engagement and clicks on your Twitter timeline? Well, one of the contributing factors to getting maximum clicks and engagement is publishing witty and captivating content while your audience is online.

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ChatGPT for SEO: Everything We Know So Far

Hubspot Marketing

Everyone knows that ChatGPT can generate content on nearly any topic you can imagine (some information might be made up, but that’s a story for a different article). So, while I’m not a fan of using it to create articles, I must say that I’m impressed with how helpful it can be for SEO. In this post, I put together different ways you can use ChatGPT to improve your search rankings – whether it’s through keyword improvements, proper linking, or other tactics.

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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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What is Behind HubSpot AI?

Aspiration Marketing

Are you curious how HubSpot uses artificial intelligence (AI) to power its marketing tools? We were, too. As marketers, we leverage these tools daily, but the inner workings of AI can feel impossible to grasp. But not to worry! This blog post will peel back the curtain and reveal what's behind HubSpot AI.

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Google Ads makes broad match default for new search campaigns

Search Engine Land

Google Ads made broad match the default setting when creating new Search campaigns, a departure from its previous default of having broad match turned off. Why it matters. This change could significantly impact campaign performance and budget spend if advertisers aren’t vigilant. Key details: Broad match is now enabled by default for new Search campaigns Could lead to increased costs if proper negative keywords aren’t in place Between the lines.

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5 big ways to turn up the voice of your customer in your marketing

Martech

To know and be known is the essence of a relationship. To know — and understand — your customers, you need to listen to them. It seems so obvious, yet many marketing efforts miss this perspective. For all the claims of being “customer-obsessed,” brand stories focus too much on the brand itself and not the reason for its existence. B2B buyers need even more empathy, information and reassurance when deciding to purchase.

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How curiosity fuels your marketing

Businesses Grow

The two most important “soft skills” in marketing are empathy and curiosity. I realized that I’d written more than 3,000 blog posts and had never written about curiosity. How un-curious of me. Curiosity is the spark that ignites innovation in marketing. It’s the fuel that propels us beyond the mundane and into the realm of the remarkable.

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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 innovative automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!

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17 AI Content Tools You Need To Try

CopyBlogger

Most people know about ChatGPT, but I recently discovered many other AI content tools that are more effective at scaling. Continue Reading The post 17 AI Content Tools You Need To Try appeared first on Copyblogger.

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Planning your next omnichannel campaign? Here’s why you should include out-of-home advertising

illumin

As digital out-of-home (DOOH) continues to grow and measurement capabilities become more robust, there’s never been a better time for advertisers to incorporate the medium into their omnichannel strategy. Leveraging DOOH-specific and omnichannel demand-side platforms (DSPs), marketers now have powerful tools at their disposal to seamlessly integrate OOH into their media mix, creating high-impact, cross-channel campaigns that resonate with consumers.

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How to Craft a Compelling Narrative Podcast

Aspiration Marketing

Podcast listenership is booming, with massive audiences eager to be transported by engaging narratives. But unlike movies or TV shows, podcasts rely solely on audio to captivate their audiences. There are no fancy visuals, just the power of your voice and the listener's imagination. It's a unique challenge, but one that narrative podcasts are conquering in incredible ways.

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Meta’s ad attribution update gives clearer view of conversions

Search Engine Land

Meta has introduced new attribution settings in its Ads platform, allowing advertisers to distinguish between all conversions and first-time conversions. How it works. Advertisers can now choose between two attribution options: All Conversions: Shows every conversion after an ad view or click First Conversion: Displays only the first conversion after an ad view or click Why we care.

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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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Essential KPIs to measure generative AI’s success in marketing

Martech

No marketing technology series would be complete without discussing the ever-important measurement of success or KPIs. I have been writing about KPIs and ROI my entire career, with the topic becoming especially hot and heavy during the dawn of social media. I recall discussing the topic at a digital marketing dinner about 15 years ago, where after several glasses of wine, the bold consensus was to forget direct ROI and instead find inherent value in the new relationships we could garner on socia

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Your personal brand is not about you (surprise!)

Businesses Grow

In a coaching call this week, I was reminded about an important lesson about personal brands. A passion is about you. A hobby is about you. But the sustainable interest behind a personal brand is about how you serve others. What is the problem you solve? How do you uniquely solve it? I was working with a guy who wants to work with CEOs to “raise the consciousness of the world through ancient wisdom.” But if I’m the CEO at Nike or Amazon, am I worried about the consciousness of

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Embracing Humor in Your Writing: The Funny Side of Business

Social Media Examiner

Want to make your marketing more relatable? Wondering how humor could help? In this article, we’ll explore how to embrace humor in your writing. Why Use Humor in Marketing? Humor can be a powerful marketing tool that can increase brand awareness an customer loyalty, but many marketers shy away from using it. They worry about […] The post Embracing Humor in Your Writing: The Funny Side of Business appeared first on Social Media Examiner.

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Involving Physicians in Your Healthcare Marketing Strategy

Kuno Creative

The patient experience begins online, which should put digital marketing at the top of every healthcare organization’s priority list. As for the success of a comprehensive healthcare marketing strategy ? The devil is in the details. Setting specific goals and ensuring proper representation through healthcare marketing initiatives are crucial. What organizations say and how they say it can have massive implications, which explains why so many healthcare marketers tread lightly.

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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.