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📋 Table of Contents

1. 5 Reasons Marketing Orchestration, Powered by the Right Tech Stack, Is Critical to Your Strategy Execution

2. How Advertising Budgets Are Evolving in 2021

3. Customer Engagement: How to Build a Full-Lifecycle Strategy sponsored webinar

4. On Instagram, Video vs. IGTV Posts: Which Perform Better?

5. Demand Gen Playbook: A Guide MarketingProfs e-book

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5 Reasons Marketing Orchestration, Powered by the Right Tech Stack, Is Critical to Your Strategy Execution
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5 Reasons Marketing Orchestration, Powered by the Right Tech Stack, Is Critical to Your Strategy Execution
To execute marketing strategy, marketers need to synchronize and coordinate—they need to orchestrate—a host of marketing processes. Your tech stack can either empower or undermine that effort. Here are five things you need to know. »
Growth '21: A Virtual Conference Featuring Ann Handley
Growth '21: A Virtual Conference Featuring Ann Handley
What does it take to deliver personalized experiences that can extend the customer lifecycle and elevate your brand? Get answers from marketing leaders Ann Handley, Rand Fishkin, Michael Brenner—and your pick of 20+ useful sessions and workshops. All free. Register now! »
How Advertising Budgets Are Evolving in 2021
How Advertising Budgets Are Evolving in 2021
Most marketers plan to increase their ad spend in 2021 on digital channels, such as social media, search, and video, and either maintain or reduce their spend on traditional channels, such as television. Check out findings from this study. »
MarketingProfs sponsored webinar
Customer Engagement: How to Build a Full-Lifecycle Strategy
These days, we are under pressure to support the full customer lifecycle—to manage customer retention, prevent churn, and build on existing business. We need strategies that engage customers—at scale—all the way through to post-sale. Learn how in this webinar. Register now. »
On Instagram, Video vs. IGTV Posts: Which Perform Better?
On Instagram, Video vs. IGTV Posts: Which Perform Better?
Traditional video on Instagram tends to outperform IGTV (Instagram's long-form, immersive format), according to a recent analysis conducted by Social Insider. Check out the infographic. »
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Demand Gen Playbook: A Guide
If you're ready to win the lead generation game, this playbook will help you clarify your strategy, build your groundwork, and find the perfect plays for you to run. Learn how to build and grow your list, engage and qualify leads, and attract better-paying customers. Get the playbook now. »
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Afoot in the Neighborhood
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Customer experience done well can meaningfully improve your organization's bottom line. But is a customer experience investment worth it—is the ROI worth the effort? MarketingProfs' CX guide has answers (and it's free).
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