Sat.Apr 27, 2024 - Fri.May 03, 2024

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Expanding Business Contacts in Large Accounts: Strategies for Success

Iannarino

Discover how increasing your business contacts can drive larger deals and deeper engagement in enterprise clients.

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Neuro-Loyalty: New Speaker Reel For Roger Dooley

Neuromarketing

Roger Dooley, international keynote speaker and author, just launched a new, three-minute speaker reel video featuring highlights of his Neuro-Loyalty speech based on the ideas in his award-winning book, FRICTION. The post Neuro-Loyalty: New Speaker Reel For Roger Dooley appeared first on Neuromarketing.

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Small review site lost 91% of its Google traffic to affiliate-focused SEO content

Search Engine Land

HouseFresh, a small, independent product review website that called out Google after being consistently outranked by larger publishers – has lost 91% of its Google traffic following the March 2024 core update. In a new blog post, HouseFresh has virtually disappeared from Google Search results. Now what? , Gisele Navarro highlighted ongoing issues with Google’s product search results favoring “affiliate-focused SEO content” from big media brands, what they’ve learned and w

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“It’s Better To Look Good Than Be Good….”

Partners in Excellence

Andy Paul and I were having what I’ve labeled “The Old Fart Conversations About Selling.” Neither of us feel we are out of touch with modern selling, the challenges both buyers and sellers face. Both of us embrace all sorts of technologies very quickly, as an example we both are actively developing AI based tools. Each of us talk to thousands of sellers and customers every year, and Andy’s podcasts reach 10s to 100s of thousands more.

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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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A Short Success Plan for B2B Sales and Enterprise-Level Clients

Iannarino

Nurture Customer Relationships in Sales Environments : In a world where sales strategies lean toward transactions, fostering strong customer connections sets you apart. Your triumph hinges on these relationships. In an era dominated by digital screens, the profound advantage of investing time with your contacts cannot be overstated. As artificial intelligence reshapes industries, relationships reign supreme.

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3 ways brands can build trust with privacy-concerned consumers

Martech

Digital marketers are facing an increasingly regulated environment when it comes to reaching the right customer at the right time. And this new environment exists for a reason — consumers value their privacy. A recent study by marketing automation company Marigold and digital marketing consultancy Econsultancy took a closer look at how consumers feel about marketers’ messages and tactics.

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AI And Buyer Confidence

Partners in Excellence

All credit for this post goes to Scott Gillum and his fantastic post: Why Relying on AI Won’t Improve Customer Experience. Reading it caused me to start reflecting on how much we misunderstand about AI and how we leverage it in selling. Without a doubt, AI will have a huge impact on both how we manage/lead our organizations and on how we effectively and efficiently engage our customers in their buying process.

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Unveiling the Traits That Drive Sales Success: A Comprehensive Guide

Iannarino

In The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need , you will find the idea that success is individual. This is why you see salespeople who work for the largest and most successful companies fail to succeed. When you consider success to be connected to an individual, it is easier to understand why a salesperson with the best solution may not find their way to success.

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Modern email marketing: Data privacy, bulk email restrictions and more

Martech

Developing an effective email marketing strategy requires being aware of the constant change while continuing to strategize around the best way to bring value to your audience. Among the areas of change: Data privacy regulations, which remain a patchwork on a global and national level in the United States. New email regulations from companies like Google and Yahoo, which are trying to reduce spam and protect their email revenue stream.

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Did Google really lose search market share to Microsoft Bing in April?

Search Engine Land

Statcounter has updated its search engine market share stats for April – and the results are shocking. If they’re true. I’m doubtful – but hoping Statcounter will confirm whether these numbers are indeed accurate. By the numbers. Google’s U.S. search market share in the U.S. fell to 77.52% in April, down from 86.94% in March and down from 88.8% in April 2023.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Usercentrics’ Adelina Peltea on the Emerging Trend of Privacy-Led Marketing

G2

For decades, marketers have thrived on a seemingly endless supply of user data. Third-party cookies, once the cornerstone of targeted advertising, are crumbling under growing privacy concerns and stricter regulations.

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Second Thoughts: The Dilemma of Technological Advances

Iannarino

A deep dive into the perils and promises of technology from the lens of a tech enthusiast.

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New ways to identify B2B buying group members

Martech

Understanding and engaging the buying group is critical for B2B success. When companies need to make major purchases, they typically assemble an internal team — known as the buying group, buying committee or buying center — to evaluate options and make the decision. This group can comprise anywhere from a handful to over a dozen members, each with their own roles, responsibilities and agendas.

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7 ways to use the ‘inspect element’ tool for SEO

Search Engine Land

The Inspect feature on Chrome (also called “inspect element”) lets you check under the hood of any page or website. You can use it to diagnose problems, test changes on your site and even spy on your competitors. Right-click on any page and scroll down to Inspect to see the code with which the site is built. You’ll see the page on the left window and different tabs on the right with all the site’s code.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Corporate Social Responsibility Trends for 2024

G2

The commitment to good corporate citizenship has taken a firm footing in today’s business environment. The landscape of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is rapidly evolving to meet the challenges of our world. With overwhelming issues like war, public health crises, and rapid climate change afflicting people across the globe, corporations have come to realize they have a growing moral and ethical obligation to take action.

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Uncertainty and the Age of Decision Making

Iannarino

Discover how to thrive in the unpredictable terrain of modern sales by mastering decision making.

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Data literacy: The key to correcting the C-suite trust deficit

Martech

Take a moment to search “CMO tenure” and you’ll find a wide variety of content discussing the short tenure of CMOs and how it’s among the shortest of roles in the C-suite. If you dive deeper, you’ll find that CEOs don’t seem to trust CMOs. Boathouse’s CMO Insights study (registration required) noted several sobering conclusions: 34% of CEOs have great confidence in their CMOs. 32% of CEOs trust their CMOs. 56% of CEOs believe their CMO supports their long-term vision.

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Google expands Performance Max to online marketplaces

Search Engine Land

Google expanded Performance Max to help merchants drive sales directly through online marketplaces, such as Amazon. The big picture. Performance Max for Marketplaces allows sellers to create Google ad campaigns that send traffic to their product listings on third-party ecommerce platforms, without needing a website or Merchant Center account. Why we care.

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1st, 2nd, and 3rd Party Intent Data: Which Is Right for You?

How do 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party intent data compare? 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party data each have specific advantages and disadvantages. It comes down to four factors: accuracy, cost, control and quantity. This infographic explains the pros and cons of each and helps you understand which one is best for meeting your business objectives. Intent data can be a great way to fill your pipeline and close more deals.

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Why Founders Leave After Acquisitions

SaaStr

Why do founders leave after their companies are acquired? There are many nuanced answers, but in the short and medium term, it’s incentives. Acquirers use 3 incentives to get founders to stay: Sticks. If you leave, you lose X% of the consideration. Acquirers try to put 30%-40% of the founders’ consideration at risk, if they can get away with it. This sort of works, but it leads to “rest-and-vest” behavior if not thoughtfully combined with Carrots (next point).

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Transforming Sales Training: From Basic Techniques to Consultative Selling

Iannarino

Discover how evolving from a traditional salesperson to a consultative business advisor can drastically improve your B2B sales success.

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Google launches new AI-powered features for Performance Max campaigns

Martech

Google Ads introduced six new AI-powered features for Performance Max campaigns. Customer Value mode. This new PMax feature, in beta, is meant to help PMax advertisers who use purchase conversion goals to acquire high-value customers. New customer acquisition goals are now available for Search Ads 360 advertisers. Customer retention goal. This PMax feature, also in beta, is designed to help you win back lost customers through the use of targeted strategies built on behavior patterns discovered

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Reminder: New Google Search reputation abuse policy starts soon

Search Engine Land

Google’s new Search spam policy around reputation abuse – or what SEOs have referred to as “parasite SEO” – will take effect “after May 5,” according to Google. May 5 is this Sunday. We knew this was coming. Google told us this change was coming in March, when Google announced multiple search enhancements , which also included the March 2024 core update (which completed April 19 ) and spam updates (which completed March 20 ).

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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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The Future of Service is Here: 7 Game-Changing Field Service Management Trends

G2

The way we handle the field services business is changing — and fast. From drones surveying construction sites to predictive maintenance anticipating equipment failure in advance, technology continues to evolve and integrate deeper into construction workflows.

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The Continued Hollowing of B2B Selling

Iannarino

Discover how to thrive in the unpredictable terrain of modern sales by mastering decision making.

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The future of marketing is social by Edna Chavira

Martech

Is your social media strategy keeping pace with the latest industry trends and innovations? Deloitte’s comprehensive “State of Social Media” report reveals that social-first brands are achieving remarkable outcomes – including an average 10.2% revenue increase – by repositioning social at the core of their entire brand and customer experience.

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Localized SERPs: Winning traffic and leads with service area pages

Search Engine Land

Google’s local search results have been shifting quite a bit since the start of 2024. As with the rise of Reddit and other forums , Google is trying to serve users more relevant and relatable content – and in the local space, that means showing users more localized content. Specifically, we have seen a major shift in the pages Google shows for searches they think have a local intent.

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2 Retail Sectors That Are Completely Changing the Game: FMCG & Q-Commerce

Speaker: Joe Heather, Deliverect GM (UK&I) & Noah Hayes, Deliverect GM (US&CA)

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Quick Commerce (Q-commerce) are two vibrant sectors that have undergone significant transformations with the advancements in digital technology. With growing internet penetration and the proliferation of smartphones, consumers' purchasing habits have unsurprisingly evolved. They now demand quick, convenient, and seamless shopping experiences, which both FMCG and Q-commerce sectors strive to provide.

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3 Reasons a Pre-Trained LLM is an Easier Path for your Business

Salesforce

Your company may be using generative AI to analyze vast datasets, shape business strategies, streamline interactions, and provide personalized responses to customers. So you may be at the point where you’re asking a critical question about your tech stack: “Should we train our own large language model (LLM) or license a pre-trained LLM?” It’s an important question and, for the majority of companies, taking the pre-trained LLM path is often the smarter choice.

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Dear SaaStr: What Was Your #1 Hack to Increase Trial Conversions to Paid?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: What Was Your #1 Hack to Increase Trial Conversions to Paid? The quickest hack I did was answer all calls and chats immediately. I opened up a remote phone bank / set of agents just to answer trial users’ questions; and I made sure every chat that was in a trial was answered in real-time where practical. There are many product-level things you can do.

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The great debate: Activity vs. results

Martech

The age-old marketing question: Should we prioritize activity or results? It’s been the topic of heated discussions in boardrooms and around water coolers for as long as anyone can remember, and people have some pretty strong opinions on this one. In pursuit of activity In the activity corner, we’ve got the folks who believe that consistent effort is the secret sauce to long-term success.

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The future of SEO in an AI-powered world

Search Engine Land

The Google interface we know today will be gone in less than three years. As ridiculous as this prediction may seem, I remember back in 2004 when Google.com finally overtook Yahoo.com. For eight years, no one thought that would ever happen, but it did. Why? Simply put, Yahoo had the best user experience on the web for 10 years, but Google provided a better one.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.