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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.

Ranking Fluctuations, Engage Prospects on LinkedIn, Google Kills DMOZ Snippets, Speedlink 23:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. Rankings fluctuations can be panic-inducing, but they happen to everyone. In this Whiteboard Friday video below, Rand discusses why ranking fluctuations occur, the importance of keeping your cool during those darker moments, and how to identify when you should actually be concerned. Ranking Fluctuations: […]

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Productivity Hacks

I don’t know anyone who feels as though there are enough hours in the day. Whether you want more time to spend with your family, to chase a new business opportunity or to pursue that big dream you’ve always tucked in the back of your head – you could always use an extra hour or […]

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Your 2017 Content Marketing Insights Guide for B2B Marketers

Gain data-driven insights to optimize your demand generation content strategy. In the past 12 months, long-form business content engagement and download activity increased by 36%. Further, 51% of the active audience consumed more than one piece of content and 20% consumed five or more pieces of content. The demand for long-form content to service the […]

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B2B Marketers: Your Lead Generation Strategy is Missing Key Influencers

New research proves B2B marketers are making mistakes with their targeting strategy that harms lead generation, pipeline development, and revenue potential. [Post originally appeared on Marketing Insider Group] As a B2B marketer, one of the primary goals for your department is to run lead generation initiatives to fill your pipeline with revenue driving opportunities. Most […]

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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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