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  • A lot of marketing directors are constantly tweaking their messaging—because it just isn't doing what they want it to do. And it's not easy to fix... with so many moving parts. But here are five of the most common issues that show up in marketing messaging of all kinds. Let's straighten them out, shall we?

  • Many B2B organizations simply create more content and increase the number of campaigns in hopes that something will work, only to find that simply doing more does not successfully deliver a good buying experience. So what can you do, then, to improve demand gen results?

  • Demand generation is too often a game of testing and tweaking for a measly 5-10% increase in response and conversion rates. But hold up—do you know what channel routinely gets a 98% open rate and a 50%+ engagement rate? That's right, it's the humble SMS text message. Sponsored by Hustle.

  • Testimonial videos are ideal for the decision stage of the buyer's journey, when prospects are aware of and want to solve a problem, and they are looking for information to help them make up their minds. Help them choose you.

  • Each of these handful of tactics you can use in conjunction with your social media efforts can boost your lead counts. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, however; you'll need to experiment to find which work best for you. Check out these potentially winning lead-gen tactics.

  • If initial holiday sales figures generated between Thanksgiving Eve and Cyber Monday are any indication, 2018 could be a record-breaking year for e-commerce. Check out some of the more interesting stats and initial figures behind that proposition.

  • There's a lot that happens at an event besides the five minutes a particular attendee is chatting with you at your booth. If you can collect and interpret data about the rest of what event attendees are doing and signaling, you'll be far more successful in your follow-ups. Sponsored by Cvent.

  • It's one thing to have data to share. It's another to communicate your data in a way that helps you demonstrate your point. If you want to be persuasive, you have to show your data in a useful way. Here are several types of charts and graphs with explanations of when to use (and not use) each.

  • Many of us make the mistake of treating LinkedIn as simply an online Rolodex or a glorified CV, rather than an inbound marketing channel that can be optimized for sales inquiries. That is a huge misstep. Find out how to turn your LinkedIn profile into a powerful inbound sales asset.

  • These seven steps show you how to increase your marketing budget by thinking of Sales as your customer. Give them the leads they want, and they'll keep coming back for more.

  • Yes, account-based marketing can be an effective way to convert your B2B audience, but make sure you have a strong foundation before your start. Here's what to look for.

  • The traditional marketing and sales funnel doesn't reflect how most B2B sales works these days--how buyers behave and how purchasing decisions are made. Here's how to win in the new environment.

  • Few of us would argue against the benefits of exhibiting at a tradeshow, where we can possibly reach hundreds, maybe thousands, of leads. But many of us focus so much on lead capture that we forget about a follow-up plan for nurturing leads into customers. These six tip should help.

  • Which are the most important metrics to be tracking in your sales funnel? Close more deals by assessing these key comparison metrics.

  • When making the transition to marketing automation, many B2B organizations find scale to be the biggest issue they face. Here are 10 obstacles that pop up when planning and executing campaigns with marketing automation.

  • B2B buying team size has increased dramatically in recent years. Everyone on the team has a different agenda, and a simple comment in a meeting can make or break your deal. But you can guide each one of them to affinity for your brand—and, ultimately, a purchase—if you know how to act proactively. Sponsored by Drift.

  • Account-based marketing isn't new, but many marketers still run into issues with implementation and performance. Here are six common ABM problems--and their solutions.

  • Account-based marketing may seem like a panacea, but the reality is that marketers often don't trust their own data—which makes your ABM program ineffective. These three steps can make your data more usable.

  • Sales emails are often easily overlooked, but adding video to your emails can give your company the competitive edge. Here's a guide on how to do that and which tools can help.

  • B2B marketers increasingly believe data quality is key to successful campaigns but nearly half are not confident in the quality of their own data, according to recent research from Dun & Bradstreet.