The days of the email blast are over. Once one of the key tools in the B2B marketer’s toolkit, the general email blast has, thanks to marketing automation, gone the way of the fax machine. It’s been replaced by customized and personalized interactions, tailored directly to your prospects’ information needs and buying stage – and presumably delivering more valuable leads than any generated through an email blast approach.
Growth marketing for B2B is based on the techniques honed by “growth hackers,” who use data and experimentation to boost growth for internet startups. These data crunching experts are the marketers behind the huge growth rates at companies like Dropbox, Airbnb, Uber, Facebook and others.
There’s a lot of buzz today about growth hacking, or growth marketing. The growth hacking concept has been around since 2010, when it was created by Sean Ellis, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and startup advisor. Ellis defined a “growth hacker” as a marketing expert who could generate explosive growth by using a product itself to gain more customers. Ellis’ concept applied to startups launching a new software or application. These new companies have to grow fast or they die, so they need innovative marketing approaches to jumpstart growth, and also to compensate for a lack of marketing resources.
We hear a lot about how the B2B sales process has changed. From push to pull, from outbound to inbound, from talking to a live person to receiving automated marketing replies …. The funnel looks a lot different now than it did 10, or five, or even two years ago.
If you’re a B2B marketer, you need to understand the algorithms that determine what content users see, across all key social media platforms. These elusive, ever-changing formulas are incredibly powerful. Knowing how to work with them can make the different between posting content that hardly anyone sees, and posting content that helps you meet your marketing objectives.
If you manage a B2B Facebook page, you know that organic reach is declining. There are several reasons for the decline – the recent changes to Facebook’s News Feed algorithms, the increase in Facebook pages and related marketing content, and the sheer increase in the number of Facebook users, now more than two billion worldwide.
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