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BlogNotions Marketers Blog, previously known as SmartMarketers.com, provides savvy B2B Marketers insightful information on hot topics from industry thought leaders. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers leading edge perspectives and serves as a tool for B2B Marketers to find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Smart mobile marketing is scarce at best

As people spend more and more time on their mobile devices (phones, tablets and phablets), it only makes sense that budgets are being shifted in that direction. But there are several challenges with mobile marketing that most advertisers still have not figured out. The creative is not all that effective and is usually a banner […]

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Do you recycle?

I admit it – I hate re-inventing the wheel. There’s nothing more debilitating to a To Do list than the belief that everything you do needs to be custom created. In this era of content creation, we all need to be brilliant recyclers. There are several advantages of re-using copy/visuals throughout your marketing efforts. We […]

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TOPO Summit 2017 – Post Event Insights

Do you remember playing the old game “Connect the Dots” (or “Pigs in a Pen”) as an adolescent? You typically played it when you didn’t care to hear the teacher’s lecture or when recess was called indoors due to poor weather conditions—because let’s be honest, it otherwise wouldn’t be played. But it serves a good […]

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What does your welcome mat say?

What does your welcome mat say?  A couple of summers ago, I spent some time in Europe with my daughter celebrating her college graduation and even though I was on vacation, I couldn’t help but see things through a marketing lens. One of the places we visited was Madrid, Spain and neither of us spoke […]

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Optimizing Your Demand Generation Strategy with New Content Research

Research proves B2B marketers are making major mistakes with their content-based demand generation strategy. Robert Alvin, CEO and Founder of NetLine Corporation shares some new insights and research to show how marketers can optimize their content. *Post originally appeared on MarTech Advisor. Show of hands, what marketers made tactical changes to their demand generation strategy […]

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8 steps to make your marketing GDPR-compliant

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) kicks in on May 25th, 2018 for all companies processing personal data of citizens in the EU, regardless of where they are based. This essentially means the majority of marketing organizations across the globe. According to research regarding GDPR compliance and awareness, most US companies are well aware […]

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The changing marketing technology stack in 2017

The marketing technology ecosystem is about to be expanded with more emerging technologies. An interesting phenomenon, however, is that there seem to be major differences between the technologies that marketers want to use more in 2017 in the US and those which are ranked highest on the list of marketers in other countries. If we look […]

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Customer experience and the Internet of Things: a reality check

The largest potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) from a customer experience – and marketing – perspective is generally seen in next generation smart devices, appliances and applications in the consumer space. The glue that needs to make it happen: data, put into context and turned into actionable intelligence. However, the so-called Consumer Internet […]

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4 Revenue Sources Most ROI Calculators Miss (Part 2 of 2)

This is Part Two of a two-part blog (read part 1 here) about how to improve accuracy in lead/revenue projections in organizations with a complex sales process: To recap part one, simple lead generation calculators miss these four things: They don’t take critical metrics (like last year’s revenue) into account They have too much confidence […]

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4 Revenue Sources Most ROI Calculators Miss (Part 1 of 2)

This is Part One of a two-part blog about how organizations with a complex sales process can improve accuracy in lead/revenue projections. Most ROI calculators I see published are flawed. Many of the tools are designed to determine how much revenue an organization needs and where that revenue came from. However, that is overly simplistic […]

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