What to Do in Your First 30 Days as a Content Marketing Manager

What to Do in Your First 30 Days as a Content Marketing Manager

Recently, I decided to take a new role as a Senior Content Marketing Manager at Bluecore, an email marketing automation startup. Bluecore had been doing content marketing for some time, but was looking for someone who could bring a new perspective and strategy to the program. Today, I’m six weeks into the role and needless to say, it has been a whirlwind. While …

9 Facets of a Revenue-Driving Content Strategy

9 Facets of a Revenue-Driving Content Strategy

It’s not enough to just have a content strategy and hope it pays off. You need to identify clear goals that content marketing can help you achieve. Then you can research and create content specifically catered to that purpose. Here are the most common content marketing goals for B2B content marketers over the next 12 months: What you choose will …

The Five Most Important Digital Marketing Skills for 2017

The Five Most Important Digital Marketing Skills for 2017

As marketing technologies, channels, and platforms evolve, the skill sets of digital marketing professionals must evolve as well if businesses are to be able to successfully execute digital marketing strategies in 2017. Does your marketing team have the most important skills it needs for continued success and enhanced efforts? To identify potential talent gaps you’ll need to hire for, check …

Making The Business Case For Customer Success

Making The Business Case For Customer Success

The fast growing recognition of Customer Success is a survival tactic for most SaaS companies today. However, with Customer Success, the customer is the beneficiary of an exceptional customer experience and is extracting the maximum value from the product or service they have purchased from you. In the end, it will be a win/win for all. Despite the obvious, if a …

5 common marketing automation mistakes

5 common marketing automation mistakes

Did you know that many world renowned marketers use marketing automation to reach out to their audience? The statistics further claim that 63 percent of companies successful in Marketing Automation plan to increase their Marketing Automation budget. However, there is always the question of whether companies are making the best use of marketing automation technology for the best results. For …

Marketing for Social Selling Success

Marketing for Social Selling Success, an interview with Timothy Hughes

This post is a follow up to “The rise of the Sales Influencer, an interview with Timothy Hughes,” and the second in our interview series with Timothy Hughes, UK Business Development Director at Oracle Corporation.  Q1 – What is the role of marketing for social selling success? “Some people are adding an S to the word to make it “smarketing,” which highlights …

Seven Marketing Automation Predictions and Best-Practices for 2017

Seven Marketing Automation Predictions and Best-Practices for 2017

It’s safe to say that 2016 will go down in history as one of the strangest in modern times: Trump, Brexit, Leicester City’s winning the Premier League, and the death of so many iconic artists. Fortunately for marketers, it was a great year for marketing automation (MA). Some of the highlights of 2016: approximately 55% of B2B companies are now …

Three Game-Changing Trends for Mobile Marketing in 2017

Three Game-Changing Trends for Mobile Marketing in 2017

2016 was a big year for mobile marketing, but 2017 will be even bigger. A few tech trends looming on the horizon are going to make an impact on the work of all mobile marketers—whether they know it or not. Predictive analytics, chatbots, and intelligent marketing automation are going to dominate the coming year in mobile marketing, according to research …