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  • The ability to engage meaningfully with customers matters more now than ever. It starts with empathy and an ability to prioritize the marketing activities that will create the most connection. Sponsored by UserTesting.

  • Lead gen is responsible for one of your company's most valuable assets—customers. But establishing an effective lead generation process is no small feat. To create a process that yields high ROI demands contribution and investment from the leadership team. Here's how, exactly.

  • Storytelling is one of the most effective ways to build a connection with your audience. But how can marketers build narratives that resonate with customers on an emotional level? Here's what brand storytelling involves, why using empathy to drive narratives is important, and how to do it.

  • As marketers, we know that effective marketing puts the customer first. But how do we do that? How can we harness our most human of superpowers to deliver real value both to the customer and to the business? Start using empathy in marketing.

  • The B2B customer journey is undergoing rapid transformation—accelerated by the ongoing pandemic. To reach today's—and tomorrow's—self-directed buyers, marketers must personalize. But, soon, even that won't be enough. You need to prepare for that already-near future.

  • The pandemic has disrupted business (and life), and everyone is scrambling to adapt. Instead of enticing buyers with a promise of "better" as you likely did before COVID-19, you now need to do more: You need to make your sales offers far more valuable than ever.

  • What if you could serve your customers' most pressing needs in the moment? This would boost their loyalty and your bottom line. It can be done, and it starts with internal alignment and the right tools to support your efforts. Sponsored by UserTesting.

  • COVID-19 pandemic-related shutdowns have affected a host of industries and sectors in various ways. Part of the fallout has been the change in Web-use behavior, as well, along with digital marketing initiatives by major search and social media platforms. This infographic offers an overview.

  • Because of the pandemic, companies are reconsidering how they communicate with their audiences. Many are unsure whether they should communicate at all, and some are uncertain what form their communication should take. This flowchart will help you make the right decisions.

  • The needs and wants of customers have shifted dramatically in the past two months, and companies that continue to move forward without adjusting will struggle for some time to come. Here are four ways B2B companies can provide helpful, impactful, and timely customer experiences during this crisis.

  • To turn your first encounter with potential clients into an effective account-based marketing (ABM) relationship, you must engage your audience, establish credibility, and ask them for an easy "yes." Here's what you need to know.

  • With the Coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on businesses around the world, companies may be unsure of what role their customer advisory board (CAB) might play during the crisis. But now is an ideal time for your CAB to take a proactive, leadership role during the current crisis.

  • Upselling makes sense when business is booming, but how about in times of economic uncertainty—like now? Companies that can strategically and compassionately navigate business development conversations in these times will be the ones that emerge intact and in good standing.

  • It's been nearly 40 days and 40 nights since the US got serious about acknowledging and responding to COVID-19. Like everyone else, marketers have been overwhelmed. The floodwaters surrounding us may be muddy now, but as the currents calm the sediment will settle. Then what?

  • The instability created by the pandemic makes it tricky to simultaneously navigate brands' most pressing and longer-term needs. But one thing is clear: It's more important than ever for Marketing to stay agile, relevant, and ready to adapt—if necessary again and again. Here are a few emerging best-practices.

  • Our CX efforts are not selfless: We provide a positive customer experience because it drives repeat purchases and long-term loyalty. But what happens when there is a once-in-a-century pandemic? CX can't be about maximizing lifetime value.Yes, it's time to get real about customer-centricity.

  • Marketers know that marketing initiatives can take months before achieving ROI. Clients, though, may want to see immediate results after launching a campaign. Setting expectations is necessary, but it can be difficult. These five tactics will help set lead-gen expectations.

  • No matter how much value you provide, some customers will drift away. But if you put in some effort, you can create an offboarding process that leaves a positive impression and keeps the door open for future business. Here's what you need to know.

  • Search is often the first, and sometimes only, channel that customers can use to tell you what they want from you. It can also be an opportunity to build credibility, engagement, and loyalty. As you "listen" to customers' searches, you'll want to ask (and answer) these six questions.

  • Five rules form the cornerstone of an effective customer management program in a time of supply disruption. If you get it right, the upside is enormous. If you get it wrong, you will suffer consequences for years to come.