5 Interview Questions to Ask Your Next Marketing Automation Hire

How can you sniff out a marketing automation poser vs. a real expert? Here are 5 interview questions to get you started.

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How to Measure Salesforce Marketing Attribution in 4 Steps (Part I of III)

Marketing attribution is like going to the gym. You scroll through social media and see everyone else talking about it. You’ve read a million blog posts about it. You think,…

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Organization 101: Lessons from an Agile Project Manager

If you are reading this, you have already taken the first step to organizational recovery. I am proud of you. High five. It has been a long road of a…

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Partner Qualification

Introduction to All Things Partners A quick note from LeadMD’s CMO, Andrea Lechner-Becker, before getting into the heart of this article. Raise your hand if you’ve heard someone talking about…

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Customer Marketing Framework: A Blueprint for Success

Our Customer Marketing Framework The benefits of customer retention and cross-sell/upsell are well-documented. Common principles like the 80/20 rule and how much cheaper it is to retain, rather than gain…

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December 21, 2020

What you need to know about Bizible

B2B marketing and sales execs have countless tools to choose from for their tech stack, so it can be hard to know the right decisions to make. This begs the question: which solutions are worth their salt and which deserve a pass? More often than not, it’s not the quality of the tool that makes or breaks an investment ––…

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December 17, 2020

Intent Data is Powerful, But It Only Works When You Do

If you Google the words “intent data,” be prepared for an onslaught of articles and think pieces on the new darling of B2B marketing. But don’t get the impression intent data is a shiny new object that will fade away with time. It’s a powerful tool that enables organizations to shine a light on who is actively searching for their…

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December 14, 2020

Why B2B Marketers Should Return to the Basics in 2021

None of us have a crystal ball to see into the future, but decades in the business gives LeadMD CEO Justin Gray unique insights into how the new year may unfold in the wake of COVID-19. And according to Justin, a successful 2021 will hinge on returning to the fundamentals. In a recent episode of The Summit Podcast, host Kyle…

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December 7, 2020

What is Intent Data: Crystal Ball or Hoax?

B2B marketers are a seasoned but skeptical bunch, having been lured by shiny objects in the past and hesitant to fall prey to short-lived trends again. So as intent data continues to gain traction, it gives way to the question: is it a crystal ball or a hoax?  In this webinar, LeadMD’s Andrea Lechner-Becker (CMO) and Kirsten Markson (Go-To-Market Practice…

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November 16, 2020

What 2020 Taught Us About Futureproofing

The B2B world has faced unprecedented disruption in 2020, the long term effects of which are still being sorted out. What we know for sure is that for some, the instability of the markets has proven catastrophic. For others, it’s been a painful, but possible, recovery. In fewer cases, there have been organizations able to not only push forward under…

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November 13, 2020

How to Build Your Marketing Budget for the First Time or the 100th

Of all the courses missing from a modern marketing curriculum, the absence of a Marketing Budgets 101 course is the one we’re addressing today. Most marketers learn how to manage their budget from a few select sources: their boss, peers, vendors or trial and error. My aim with this blog is to provide the basics for first-time budget managers and…

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November 8, 2020

Migrating Marketing Automation Platforms: A Step-By-Step Migration Guide

Don’t believe the “6 Steps” type articles for this topic. Marketing Automation Platform (MAP) migration is a lot of work – and investment – and it’s incredibly custom to your business. Aside from the cost of the software itself, your biggest investment will be the time it takes to make decisions and rebuild. We’ve helped hundreds of companies through this…

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October 20, 2020

Raising a Digital Glass of Bubbly to our Clients and Employees

We’ve had the privilege of working with incredible clients and employees over our decade in business. From CEOs and CMOs to email marketing coordinators and analysts and everyone in between, we’ve seen these teams achieve the loftiest of goals. Yet, in 2020 small wins seem enormous and big wins take on a whole new meaning. That’s why we’re especially excited…

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October 13, 2020

Reimagining 21st Century Tech as Vintage Ads

As long as businesses have existed, so too has marketing. And, as technology has expanded, we’ve grown from newsprint ads to online search ads, but the basic principles remain: eye-catching images paired with copy that people can relate to are the basis for a successful ad! At LeadMD, we’re marketing enthusiasts, and to understand where the industry is going, we…

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October 8, 2020

4 Fixes Most B2B Newsletters Need to See Better Results

B2B newsletters are terrible; you know it. As a journalist and editor who fell into brand strategy and never left, I’ve been working with a half dozen clients on newsletter strategies in Q3. I hear a lot of the same justifications for BNB: Bad Newsletter Behavior. You’re likely doing the same things without even realizing it. Read on and I’ll…

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October 2, 2020

Sales and Marketing Alignment: Critical to Achieve, Difficult to Measure

Surveying B2B professionals is one of the best ways to get a clear picture of what’s really going on in our industry –– and sometimes that means uncovering hard truths. Take sales and marketing alignment. Most people would say they’re pleased with the steps they’ve taken and think things are going better than ever. But a recent study by LeadMD…

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September 23, 2020

What is Content Syndication in B2B Marketing?

Although you may have heard of content syndication and maybe even used it, many of my B2B marketing peers have asked me questions about how to find the best vendors and manage the leads provided. This blog details my many lessons learned in content syndication over ten years. First, here’s a textbook synopsis of what it is: Content syndication is web-based…

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September 18, 2020

How Marketing and Inside Sales Enablement Can Support Field Sales Teams

Imagine being an outside or field sales rep when COVID-19 hit. The face time that helped you build relationships and close deals was suddenly out of the question, and overnight your sales strategy needed to drastically change. Prospects’ needs shifted to survival mode. And while more and more work had been conducted virtually in recent years, those channels were augmentations…

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September 17, 2020

Create an Agile Team to Help Navigate Unexpected Change

If there’s anything 2020 has taught us, it’s that things can change on a dime. For B2B organizations, it proved even the best laid plans can be upended overnight. But there’s at least one silver lining: now we know better. In order to weather storms, figuratively or literally, and continue our paths to success, we have to build a strong…

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September 17, 2020

The End of Marketing Attribution and the Beginning of True Buyer Insight

Marketing has been down a long and perilous path aimed at understanding behavioral customer journeys, all in the name of becoming ‘data driven’. The road hasn’t been easy, laden with integration challenges, data potholes, and rapid technology evolution cycles. And just when you think you have everything dialed in just so, someone comes along and starts asking questions. They want…

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September 11, 2020

A Guide To Marketing Performance Management

When you’re putting together your marketing strategy, you aren’t just doing that for the fun of it. You’re looking for results! The question is, how can you measure those results to evaluate your marketing performance? Your key performance metrics play a major role in how effectively you can measure the effectiveness of your strategy, and it’s critical that you incorporate…

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September 10, 2020

The Importance of Finding Sponsors in B2B Organizations: Interview with Denise Broady

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As the COO/CMO for WorkForce Software, Denise Broady‘s responsibilities reach far. She oversees the global marketing and communications organization, is also responsible for the end-to-end customer experience, including product strategy, product launch, customer operations, customer success, and global support, along with training and enablement. In this Catalyst interview, Denise shares how she’s navigated the B2B world for more than 20…

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August 27, 2020

State of B2B Buyer Intelligence, Targeting and Messaging

How are B2B marketers finding the right buyers & targeting them with the right message at the right time?

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