How to Move Your B2B Company into a Fully Data Driven Strategy

  There is very little room for your company to interpret marketing as a “soft skill.” With the overlap of marketing with tech, marketing with data, and marketing with finance, successful companies will incorporate a data driven strategy into the marketing department. Below are a few ways to move your B2B company into a fully data-driven format…

Measure Value, Not Activity

Are You Measuring the Right Results? Open rates, click through rates (CTRs), and conversions are just a few of the metrics most B2B marketers tend to use when determining the results of their work. But are those really the best metrics for determining success? According to new data from Forrester, not necessarily. More and more…

3 Reasons to Renovate Your Website (And 3 Sites That Are Getting It Right)

An Outdated Website May Have Bigger Consequences Than You Think   Guest Contributor: Chris McCutcheon, Interactive Manager Websites. We see and interact with them every day, and it seems there is one for just about everything. As an interactive manager at ER Marketing, I’ve seen it all when it comes to websites—the good, the bad, and…

Content Marketing & SEM: Stats Any B2B CMO Should See

Why Content Marketing Should Be Part of Your Digital Strategy   Content marketing. Heard of it? If not, you probably haven’t been reading much Navigate-the-Channel. We’ve spoken a lot about how content is an incredibly effective B2B strategy to provide more information to customers at the early stages of their buyer’s journey, establish companies’ trust…

Book Review 1/3: Built to Sell

Building Something with a Life Beyond You   As part of a blog series, I’ve decided to complete three reviews of three separate books. The books are about topics like marketing, business, and leadership. My goal with this series is to draw out some teachable lessons for anyone attempting to grow—personally, professionally, or otherwise. In…

IBS 2016: “The New Big Thing” Is…

My Key IBS Takeaway for Building Products Marketers We’ve talked a lot about the 2016 International Builders’ Show (IBS) throughout the course of the last few weeks. You might even say we’re a little obsessed. But the reason why is that, for building products marketers, trade shows are a big deal. And there is perhaps…

7 Tips for Effectively Communicating Marketing Results

  How You Share Your Results Is Just As Important As the Results Themselves Guest Contributor: Matt Bartlett, Account Manager A couple of years ago, I was tasked with presenting campaign results to a few C-Suite level contacts by one of my clients. I was extremely excited and wanted to give the best and most detailed…

Proving B2B ROI Is Hard, But You’re Still Responsible for It

Don’t Ditch Lead Generation—Do Lead Generation Better As B2B marketers, how do we quantify the results of our work? How do we prove the effectiveness? The ROI. That’s the constant challenge we face, especially when it comes to the building industry, where we have to be that much smarter. The numbers prove it: 32% of…

B2B Marketers: This Year, Be Classic—Not Trendy

2016 B2B Trends Report Proves the Need to Get Back to Basics There is often a tendency for B2B marketers to get caught up in the latest technology and trends. I get it; they’re new, they’re exciting, and they can even be effective when paired with the proper strategy. But flair is only as good…

B2B Marketers: It’s Okay to Be an Enabler. (Sometimes.)

New Findings Prove the Effectiveness of Sales Enablement   I’m an enabler. No, not the kind you’re thinking—a different kind of enabler. I’m referring, of course, to one of my favorite topics: sales enablement. I’m an enabler in that anyone who knows me knows that I talk about this topic a lot because I have…

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