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Seismic Acquires Content Orchestration Platform, Percolate; Aims to Personalize Sales Interactions using Contextual Content

Using Content Orchestration Platform's combined offering, Seismic will provide marketers unprecedented ability to produce and deliver compelling content at enterprise scale across every channel and customer-facing team Sales Enablement platform, Seismic has announced the acquisition of Percolate, a leading marketing campaign orchestration and content management platform. With this acquisition, Seismic strengthens its ability for marketers to deliver personalized and compelling content throughout the entire customer journey…

Why Your Business Needs a Digital Content Strategy

There was a time when a professional-looking website was the only digital asset a business needed to worry about. With that in place, a multi-location retail brand or restaurant could rest assured that when people found their business online, they would see a polished, controlled digital presence. Then came review sites and geo-specific content hubs like Yelp and TripAdvisor. As this gained traction, they started to rise to the top of search results for local businesses. Suddenly, every guest or customer was also a…

MarTech Interview with Michael Umansky, Co-Founder and CEO at INK

"Bots and AI are already ubiquitous in business - from Voice platforms like Alexa to customer support chatbots." Could you tell us about your role and journey into Technology? I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of INK. INK is a Content Technology company (built for writers!) dedicated to the future of Content Performance Optimization (CPO) and driven by a vision of a world where storytellers control their search destiny. As a seasoned ‘starter’ - driven by the power of Next Generation technology to shift the way businesses market…

4 SEO Hacks for SaaS Inbound Marketing

When we launched Kissflow for procurement teams last fall, we faced the same problem every other SEO Analyst faces: how do we grow our organic visitors? The obvious answer was content. We did the obvious things that every single “SEO Best Practices” blog talks about, but we knew it wasn’t enough. Generating quality content consistently and optimizing it for search engines can work wonders for your organic growth and you’ll see how exactly we went about that. Hack 1: Everyone loves a comprehensive article for one…

Best Ways to Increase Inbound Leads

You’re here for two possible reasons. One – you are generating leads but not enough. Two – you aren’t generating leads at all. Whatever you are going through, this guide is for you. Your leads are the lifeblood of your business. They are the fruit of all your marketing efforts. To generate more leads from your Digital Marketing strategy, there are a few things that you must remember. Getting Found Is the Key In a survey conducted by HubSpot among 3,500 marketers, high-performers emphasized programs that get their contents…

Why Marketers Use Call Tracking Software

Digital marketers in Lead Generation have an exceedingly complicated job to do. They are often running multiple campaigns across a variety of different channels in an effort to get more leads and produce a robust return on investment (ROI). While these marketers utilize digital platforms to generate high volumes of traffic and reach prospects, there remains a critical need to track and measure the inbound call leads that they generate. As smartphones have become a dominant force in the lives of consumers, the inbound call…

Is Your Content Marketing Strategy Driving Sales?

The proliferation of digital communications has made the world a noisy place. Marketers know full well to compete in the ‘attention economy’ requires an unprecedented level of Personalization and value in messaging. Be in the right place, at the right time with the right message. Sales is exactly the same. In previous articles I’ve talked about the value of social as a channel for sales to connect with the modern buyer. Now I will address how content plays a central role in building relationships once you’ve connected.…

OnSerro Joins the Zift Zone to Enable Channel Community Communication, Collaboration & Engagement

Zift Zone Strategic Alliance and New Zift Communities Empower Partner Engagement for Channel Sales & Marketing Programs Enterprise Channel Management leader Zift Solutions and OnSerro are working together to deliver advanced digital communication and collaborative capabilities within the Zift platform to increase channel sales and strengthen relationships through community engagement. "Enabling channel leaders to connect their extended partner communities for peer-to-peer discussions empowers proactive engagement,…

MarTech Interview with Ashley Fauset, VP of Marketing at Stardust

"AI and Machine Learning are both growing at a rapid pace within the Entertainment industry." Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Stardust. As VP of Marketing at an early-stage startup, I am acutely focused on tactics that have potential to pack the biggest punch. I have a small, tightly-knit, cross-functional, interdisciplinary team that operates like any Growth Team would within a larger tech organization. Our efforts are aimed at impacting user retention - our North Star - from user onboarding…

How to Raise Your Marketing Strategy to a Whole New Level in 2019?

We’re already way in 2019 but would you say your Marketing strategy is prepared for all these new trends that are completely revolutionizing the Marketing world? Nowadays, Marketing is becoming increasingly important for your business as it connects your brand with your audience on so many levels. And your customers need to feel that connection to make a purchase. To achieve the business results you want, you will need to focus more on Marketing. However, following all these trends can be a bit confusing as you’re not…

In the Digital Age, Why Has Content Marketing Become King?

Digital Marketing has rapidly changed over the past few decades — so much so, that what was acceptable just five years ago is now a kiss of digital death. Methods previously used unchanged for decades — print and digital advertisements, mailouts, brochures, etc. — are now being shelved and replaced with rich and engaging content. The main question is, why? Why has content suddenly become so important for businesses? What changed to influence such a huge shift to one single aspect of Marketing? The answer lies within a…

Highspot Swings Sales Strategy into Action with AI-powered SmartPage Technology

Highspot's Fall Product Release Introduces New SmartPage Marketplace, Data Slices, and Web Apps Enable Go-to-Market Teams to Elevate Customer Conversations  In arguably, Sales Team is the revenue engine of any company. Modern Sales teams now rely on advanced set of tools and techniques to convey their messages and engage prospects into engrossing conversations. A majority of successful Sales teams attribute their wins to personalized content delivered through a well-laid out Sales Enablement roadmap. This involves embracing…

B2B Marketers: It’s Time to Start Leveraging OOH

B2B marketers have never been accused of being flashy or adventurous. Most of the time, they focus on driving measurable results in the most efficient way possible. That usually entails Content Marketing, Account-Based Marketing (ABM) or even direct Mail. Out-of-home (OOH) advertising, on the other hand, has traditionally been thought of as a consumer Marketing tactic. But that is changing, especially for technology companies. Businesses like Zoom, ZoHo, Zendesk, Cisco and Salesforce—to name just a few—have all invested…

CoreMedia Partners with Translations.com to Reduce Time-to-Market for Global Content Publishing

CoreMedia Content Cloud has successfully completed the Translations.com GlobalLink Connect Certification Program CoreMedia, global provider of best-of-breed content management platform CoreMedia Content Cloud, announced a strategic partnership based on its certified integration with Translations.com's GlobalLink Connect, the world's friendliest integration tool for multilingual content. GlobalLink Connect provides an all-in-one solution to initiate, automate, control, track, and complete all facets of the translation…

Verint’s September Events Feature Valuable Insights on AI and Automation, Cloud Customer Engagement, Knowledge Management Best Practices and…

Verint Systems Inc., The Customer Engagement Company, announced a line-up of events this month that feature customer insights, steps to build a successful Knowledge Management (KM) program and best practices for measuring the customer journey. “Making your WFM, Training, and QA Teams Your Company's Heroes” The 10 Steps to Building a KM Program that Works Sept 12; CRMXchange Webinar Verint’s Kelly Koelliker, director of content marketing, will present this webinar at 1 p.m. ET. Companies have no shortage of…

Manifest Named Agency of the Year at 2019 Content Marketing Awards

Manifest was named "Agency of the Year" at the 2019 Content Marketing Awards, held during Content Marketing World in Cleveland. The most prestigious honor, bestowed by the Content Marketing Institute, recognizes companies that represent the best-in-class in the content marketing community. The Content Marketing Awards is the largest and longest-running international content marketing awards program in the world. This year's panel of all-star judges reviewed nearly 1,100 entries to choose the best of the best in content…

Google’s SEO Strategy Is Constantly Changing – 4 Ways Small Businesses Can Keep Up

Back in 1998, when Google was just a small startup company in beta mode, there were only 10,000 search queries made per day. Fast forward just two decades to 2019, and a whopping 5.5 billion Google searches are now made daily — establishing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) as a crucial component of every successful business, big or small. As it turns out, the opportunities for small businesses in particular to profit from SEO are huge: 35% of product searches start on Google, and every year, somewhere between 16% and 20%…

Libris by PhotoShelter and Greenfly Announce Strategic Partnership at Content Marketing World

Partnership will enable brands to boost social engagement at scale by sharing visual content in real time with influencers Libris by PhotoShelter and Greenfly Inc. announced at Content Marketing World a strategic partnership to empower effortless content sharing across social media. This relationship unites Libris’ digital asset management platform for visual storytelling with Greenfly’s new product, Greenfly Connect, which fully automates the last-mile content workflow for social media. With the power of Libris and…

Survey Reveals Effectiveness of Marketing Funnels

Every marketer strives to create a funnel that runs smoothly. After all, their investment of time and money to build funnels that attract, nurture, qualify, and convert leads to customers should deliver high ROI. The reality, however, is that few marketers have funnels that perform flawlessly, even some of the time. There is almost always some “friction” in the funnel that limits or prohibits the free flow of leads from attraction to engagement to conversion. Of course, most marketers would agree that it’s easier to…

Snappy Kraken Named ‘Best Overall Content Marketing Company’ in 2019 MarTech Breakthrough Awards Program

Prestigious Annual Awards Program Recognizes Standout Marketing, Advertising and Sales Technology Around the World Snappy Kraken, a MarTech company focused on helping financial professionals automate their marketing and business processes, announced that it has been selected as the winner of the "Best Overall Content Marketing Company" award by MarTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global marketing, sales and advertising…