7 Components of a Successful B2B Marketing Strategy for 2019

b2b marketing

As Heidi Taylor wrote here mere months ago, it’s time for B2B marketers to think differently. 

Marketing, especially digital marketing can be a roller coaster of shifting best practices, consumer behaviors, and guidelines.

For example, in May 2018, a new European privacy regulation called GDPR was enforced that can profoundly change businesses in terms of collection, storage, and usage of customer data. Deloitte found that only 15% of organizations expected to be compliant with these new privacy regulations by the May deadline, which means it’s something many marketers are still dealing with. And given that 57% of B2B marketers think personalization is a key trend for the next year, changes to tracking and data storage can have a huge impact.

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We’re also emphasizing different phases of the funnel than we used to. ClickZ’s B2B marketing survey found that more marketers are moving their attention away from audience building and lead generation at the top of the funnel to nurturing and converting those. While 45% of respondents said growing traffic was a priority, 50% are now demanding leads that are fed into the middle and bottom. It’s a stark difference from the top-of-funnel focus in so many conversions in years prior. 

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7 Steps to Start Your Own 7-Figure Digital Marketing Company

Digital Marketing Company

Building your own marketing company can be a difficult task; it needs time, money and expertise. There are no shortcuts to start a business, let alone a digital marketing company. You need to take the steps necessary but in your own way.

Only you can transform a small startup into something huge. There are not any good resources or guides out there that show you how it is done. You want to take your business somewhere, but you do not know how, and it can be frustrating.

However, there are some key points you have to keep in mind if you want to succeed. In this article, we will highlight some steps that every startup digital marketing has to take in order to become a 7-figure company.

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5 Digital Marketing Tips for SMEs on a Budget

Digital Marketing

If you’re an SME, you’re probably working to a tight budget and wondering how you can justify spending that much money on digital marketing to your accountants. You don’t want to spend much, you want value for your money, and you want things to work.

Unfortunately, when the money is running low, marketing is one of the first things to go.

But this shouldn’t be the case — digital marketing is a crucial part of your business strategy, and it’s how you’re going to boost your brand, reach new clients, and retain your current ones.

Luckily, there are plenty of digital marketing techniques that don’t cost the earth and have a high ROI. And the great news? You can do many of these on your own without having to outsource to an expensive agency or download premium software.

Here are some of our easy tips for digital marketing on a budget for your SME.

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5 Engaging Types of Video Content that People Love to Watch

Video Content

People love Internet videos – it’s gotten to the point where a full 85% of people in the United States watch videos online at least a few times during the average week. Videos are naturally compelling and engaging and, thanks to the use of relevant visuals, are an opportunity to convey even complicated topics in the most simplistic way possible – all of which are major reasons why people can’t get enough of them.

But using video content is less important than the type of content you use.  Different formats bring their own unique advantages to the table, and by varying up your content you stand the best chance at really resonating with your target audience. If you really want to increase engagement, improve conversion rates and increase social shares, there are a few key types you need to be aware of.

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8 Trends That are Expected to Dominate Influencer Marketing in 2018

Influencer Marketing Trends 2018

The past decade has seen the rise of influencer marketing as one of the most important and common marketing techniques for many businesses and brands. In fact, as per stats, the field of influencer marketing has grown by around 200% in the year 2017 alone. Here are some other interesting stats about influencer marketing:

  • In the past year, there has been a 325% increase in the Google search for the term “Influencer Marketing”.
  • Almost 70% of the marketing firms have increased their budgets allocated for influencer marketing.
  • There is almost twice the increase in the number of influencer marketing platforms and agencies.
  • 51% of the business owners think that they get better leads from influencer marketing.
  • Studies show that businesses generate more than $6 for every $1 invested in influencer marketing.

Now as we approach the third quarter of 2018, businesses have begun reviewing and analyzing their influencer marketing plans and strategies. Most businesses no longer think of it as just a social media marketing technique, in fact, influencer marketing is termed as the best for ROI and the fastest growing marketing technique.

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7 Conversion Rate Optimization Tips for Your Small Business

Converstion Rate Optimization

When you improve website conversion, you increase the amount of revenue that you earn per visitor. Whether the user is navigating a website on their laptop or mobile phone, you must be ready to convert them to your cause. Optimizing conversion rates allows you to get the best results from visitors that you already receive, and you can attract new visitors simultaneously.

Differentiating what is most unique and valuable about your company and offer from those of competitors is a primary step, but you can do more than that. Consider these simple website conversion optimization tips to boost conversions for any purpose.

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How to Leverage LinkedIn to Generate Sales for Your Small Business

LinkedIn

It’s no secret that a trusting relationship is a key part of any sales process. Building rapport is a great way to show your prospects that you’re knowledgeable about your product or service without coming off as a pushy salesperson.

The problem most salespeople take with building a relationship, however, is that they wait until they are actually talking to the prospect to do it. They are missing crucial opportunities to build a relationship with their prospects digitally before they ever talk to them.

Before social media, it was nearly impossible to build a relationship with someone without taking out personal ads. Potential clients could be aware of a company name, but the actual people working for that company would be relatively unknown to them.

This would mean no matter how well known your product or service was to a prospect, you would still have to build rapport with them from scratch. Nothing is initially wrong with this, but it can be time consuming and disingenuous. You can only talk about the weather and music for so long before it gets tedious.

With the creation of LinkedIn and advanced targeting, there are more ways than ever to reach the right kind of prospects without having to spend an overboard amount of money on advertising.

I have used these techniques personally and it has generated qualified leads and sales not only for myself but also for the clients that I work with. While this isn’t a complete list of what I do to leverage LinkedIn, this in-depth analysis should give you a valid foundation for securing leads and sales on the platform.

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How AI Powered Social Media Marketing Drives Success to Your Marketing Campaign?

AI Powered Social Media Marketing

For the past few years, the world has been actively discussing and gaining an increasing interest in artificial intelligence. This technology has made the world evolve into an era where many of the activities and tasks we used to conduct manually on a daily basis, are now performed by computer programs without any input from any user.

Artificial intelligence is being integrated into many departments of human life, and also in the business world. The technology is being used in many different ways to provide companies and website owners with a method for improving their general operations by offering an opportunity to automate certain tasks; thus leading to a reduced need for physical labor, a faster turnaround time for business operations, and a significant reduction in the costs involved in keeping a business running and successful.

Social media marketing is a particular department where artificial intelligence is becoming more useful in the modern day, with quite a few tools on the market already that utilize artificial intelligence to drive marketing efforts on social media networks.

In this article, we’ll consider how social media marketing can be improved and become more effective through the implementation of artificial intelligence, and we’ll take a look at things you can do to ensure you take full advantage of artificial intelligence to achieve better results.

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