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  • Marketing technology is continually evolving to solve day-to-day problems for companies across industries in efficient, effective and innovative ways. Here are some predictions for 2019 from six martech leaders. They cover a variety of topics—from ABM to Facebook marketing to meeting automation and more. See what these leaders think awaits for you this year.

  • Best-selling author, consultant, and speaker Mark Schaefer returns to Marketing Smarts to share surprising research and insights from his new book, 'Marketing Rebellion: The Most Human Company Wins.'

  • Email: the rock-solid, time-and-customer-tested, Marketing-approved way to keep your customers coming back for more. And here are the stats to prove it--and help you be a better email marketer. So check out this epic compendium of email-related statistics from 40+ sources.

  • Customer lifecycle assessment is all about steady improvement—identifying weaknesses so you can eradicate them. The potential rewards of optimizing your customer retention process is so significant in the B2B world, you wouldn't want to give short shrift. Here's your action plan.

  • If you gather information to gain a strong understanding of your competitive landscape and market environment, you can improve your strategy across every area of marketing. Let's take a look at how to gather intel in three areas to help you stand out against your competition and win.

  • Marketers must stand out: not as the people who make things look pretty, but as the people who drive tangible value for their organization. These metrics can help prove that marketers are indispensable for growing any business.

  • B2B customers are demanding education and advice as part of the sales experience. They see through the bright and shiny marketing speak. They want proof. Real thought leadership is that proof. Take these four steps to identify your company's most powerful thought leaders and their perspectives.

  • As more and more consumers use voice search, they are often following up on those search results via voice as well—by calling the businesses they want to reach. Here's how you can make sure your business is set up for customers to find and connect with you via voice.

  • Thinking hard about how your approach to pricing impacts conversions and sales? When applied with know-how and finesse, the right psychological pricing tactics can turn your customers’ brains into buying machines. Well, almost. Here's how to put the basics of "price psych" into action.

  • "Customer participation" is sometimes used interchangeably with "customer engagement," but the former is so much more than the latter. In today's competitive business landscape, customer participation trumps customer engagement. Here's why the time to invest in customer participation is now.

  • The rise of smart speakers, smartphones, AI, and voice search is changing the SEO landscape before our eyes. Meanwhile, many marketers and businesses are just now catching up to text-based, traditional SEO. This is your opening—your opportunity to gain an edge over the competition.

  • Content on different channels and on different devices is consumed in different ways; as a result, there are more challenges for the storyteller, but more opportunities, too—including transmedia storytelling. Find out about the persuasive capabilities of storytelling across platforms.

  • What will 2019 bring for marketers? These predictions from 19 CMOs can help you figure out what to expect in four key areas, from creating better customer experiences to keeping marketing data secure. See how they can help you plan for a stronger 2019.

  • Your company probably has some social media presence. But if you're not incorporating it into your strategy for marketing to customers, you're missing out. to expand your customer base, keep current customers engaged, and increase profits, take steps to build a social media marketing plan.

  • Baffled. Enthralled. Amused. Maybe insulted. Those are just a few reactions you might experience when encountering a nail polish name. Whatever the emotion, top marketing executives agree the name is nearly as important as the color. That can be true for other products as well. Here's a high-level look at a naming project—along with naming tips and techniques that might prove useful for brand managers and marketing execs.

  • You have a business that specializes in providing a B2B service or product. But all your keyword search terms return results that are B2C. The unpleasant outcome? High bounce rates, irrelevant traffic, and low conversion percentages. So, how can you attract the right kind of audience via search?

  • Although the phone remains the most used customer service channel by consumers, its appeal appears to be declining, according to recent research. See what other channels are being used and by which generations.

  • The beloved American children's classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was published in 1939 by the Montgomery Ward department store. So it's tempting to think of it as yet another lasting piece of seasonal content marketing. Except Rudolph is so much more than that. It's also a handy framework for telling our own brand stories.

  • 21 industry stars, 21 pieces of valuable advice for you to up your marketing game in the new year: don't miss this special yearend video episode of the Marketing Smarts podcast!

  • Dear SEO professionals: Clients don't simply want our SEO recommendations... they want guaranteed results. Why should you offer SEO guarantees? When should you offer SEO guarantees? And what kind of SEO guarantees should you offer? Read on to find out.