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  • It's easy for us marketers to assume our jobs are not to deal with inbound phone calls. Our awesome marketing gets prospects on the phone, the reps make the sales, we call it a day. Not so fast!

  • What can you really achieve with a solid email marketing strategy? What is a realistic email goal for your business? This article walks you through four real-world examples of businesses that set goals and used email to achieve them.

  • In a digitally driven world, the human element can get lost. Nothing can replace face-to-face rapport, which is why events can do wonders for your sales—certain types of events more than others, depending on your brand and positioning. These three types of events can boost your sales.

  • Nearly 30% of Americans, that's some 70 million people, regularly listen to at least one podcast. For any business, that's a huge opportunity to tap into a market hungry for content, especially in niche areas of interest. Your podcast audience is waiting for you...

  • Modern B2B buyers are acting more like consumers and demanding frictionless, convenient buying experiences. But delivering those experiences is easier said than done. Here are five key considerations for enabling your marketing and sales teams to exceed buyer expectations.

  • Your welcome emails set the tone for the relationship with your subscribers. If recipients come to know, like, and trust you, they're more likely to open, click, and buy from your future emails. Here are five elements of a welcome email series that'll tip the scales in your favor when you're ready to promote your offers.

  • Are you still using the sales funnel as your model for marketing? Stop. There's a better, far more accurate way that also aligns with lead nurturing and trust-building via content marketing. It's lifecycle marketing, and here is how it works.

  • Sellers—and marketers—are crazy if they don't take advantage of the vast amounts of information about their buyers that's available on social media. And yet, they don't. Those who do... have a great advantage. Here are ways to research buyers on social platforms.

  • Lead generation is a detailed process. This infographic provides insights that help you understand that process and lays out tips and best-practices to set up a lead-gen system in six steps.

  • To get the maximum return on investment from their content marketing and sales teams, company executives need to create a culture that enables those teams to work together. Here's a three-step guide to creating that kind of company atmosphere.

  • You'd think we'd be naturals at this whole "talking to other humans" thing. After all, even though we're marketers, we never stop being customers ourselves, and we're more familiar than most with how brands grab our attention successfully (or not). Here's how our marketing can be more human—and more effective.

  • Strategic adviser and sales-alignment expert Ian Altman shares insights from the new edition of his book Same Side Selling: How Integrity and Collaboration Drive Extraordinary Results for Sellers and Buyers.

  • We need to ditch our old conversion funnels and tactics for one obvious reason: Consumers have become smarter than our old methods of converting them. And we need to change our conversion-marketing playbook accordingly. Here are two key ways to do that.

  • As a small business owner or marketer, the last thing you want is an unhappy customer who can take to review sites and social media to undermine your hard work. Do you know what your clients or would-be clients expect from service providers like you? This infographic will help.

  • Webinars are a great tool for any stage of the buyer's journey, but you're probably not going to get the level of attention and engagement you're after if your webinar is a sales presentation in disguise. Take these four basic actions to ensure better ROI for your webinar efforts.

  • Companies that use lead scoring benefit from a 77% increase, on average, in lead generation ROI vs. those that don't. But you have to do it right. Go through this checklist to ensure your lead-scoring is sophisticated enough to work well.

  • Buyers are becoming increasingly fussier. Without a delightful and error-free experience with your brand or website, it's likely you're losing out on conversions, leads, and clients. These five conversion rate optimization (CRO) principles will increase lead volume and help you surpass your targets.

  • In a world full of "READ THIS!" "BUY NOW!" and "CLICK HERE!" sometimes the only action customers want to take is to click away. And we marketers shouldn't blame them. So, what do we do? How else can we inspire action?

  • Infographics, a type of long-form visual content, are often created by marketers primarily to boost engagement on social media and drive traffic to websites. But infographics can work great for lead generation, too.

  • Home is where purchase decisions are made, finds a study of how direct mail influences consumer purchase decisions and whether those decisions involve various members of the household. Check out the findings.