Archives for March 2019

Want to Prove Content Marketing ROI? You Need an Actionable Marketing Dashboard

Why You Need an Actionable Content Marketing Dashboard

Content marketers are believers. We believe our content brings real value to our prospects, clients, and partners. We believe our content is essential for driving demand. And we believe that content marketing is essential for bolstering our company’s bottom line.

However, we’re also realistic; as it’s often said: Seeing is believing. So, we need to be able to show proof of content marketing ROI to get our key stakeholders to believe, too.

And to do this, we need a source of truth that artfully and easily shows how we’re performing against our benchmarks, goals, and key performance indicators (KPIs), as well as where we’ve identified opportunities to improve results. We need an actionable content marketing dashboard.

That’s A Wrap: Top Takeaways From 2019’s B2B Marketing Exchange

Last week the TopRank Marketing team had the opportunity to attend the annual B2B Marketing Exchange conference in Scottsdale, AZ. This event featured insights from speakers on everything from marketing for the greater good to encouraging true alignment between sales and marketing teams.

For those of you who weren’t able to attend (or who attended but didn’t have a chance to see everything), here are our top insights from this great event.

B2B Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

TopRank Marketing CEO Lee Odden helped attendees break free of boring B2B marketing when he took the stage and shared examples of brands that are winning with content that excites their audience. Here are some of the key takeaways:

The Real Value of Martech & Automation? The Humanization Potential, According to Liz Cope

Liz Cope at B2BMX

Standing before a room of eager-to-learn marketers at B2B Marketing Exchange, Liz Cope, Director of Marketing Technology and Operations at Ingersoll Rand, was an open, honest, vulnerable … human.

“This is so embarrassing,” she said, admitting that some fundamental marketing functions were missing the mark at her multi-billion-dollar company.

Liz’s candor helped audience members feel right at home and not alone. After all, we’ve all been disappointed to learn that one of our core marketing functions or strategies needed to be reworked, rebooted, or reimagined entirely. Her candid approach also tied well into her session’s theme: Martech, Process and People: Humanizing the Journey to Channel Transformation.

Liz’s presentation was robust, detailing key technologies, processes, and the organizational structure she and her team have put in place to transform their channel marketing strategy. But her message was simple: Automate to humanize.

Digital Marketing News: Google AMP’s ROI Rise, Digital Ad Spend Now Dominant, & New B2B Marketing Studies

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Google touts ROI of AMP display ads, adding they perform best on AMP web pages
Google released data showing that advertisers who use Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) display ads have higher return on investment (ROI) and click-through-rates (CTR) when used on dedicated AMP pages, including a 12 percent increase over 2018. Marketing Land

Do Marketers Think Their Strategies Are Successful? [Study]
Marketing strategy success rates for marketers in both B2B and B2C fields are the subject of new report data, showing that 62 percent view their strategies as only somewhat successful when it comes to achieving primary campaign objectives, one of several key revelations contained in the report. MarketingProfs