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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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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August 18, 2020

4 Steps to Cleaner Marketing Data: A Guide for Marketers

Marketers aren’t traditionally “data” people. Historically, data has been an IT function. But today, marketing technology (MarTech) empowers marketers to collect and manage marketing data on their own. This data is used to make real-time decisions and dynamically adjust messaging to align to buyer pain points. All this can happen regardless of data quality, but it only happens well when…

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August 14, 2020

Digital Lead Generation – Learn About Lead Generation Techniques

Lead generation sounds so easy. Throw a form on your website and BOOM! … leads generated. But, of course, generating the right leads can be complex and difficult to do. And even more challenging to do well, in a way that drives impactful business outcomes. But targeted lead generation can be a complex and difficult strategy to integrate into your…

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August 12, 2020

How to Align Teams During Times of Transition: Interview with Deborah Sweeney

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Deborah Sweeney is the Leader of MyCorporation.com, an online business filing company helping 1 million+ small business owners and entrepreneurs since its founding in 1998. In this interview, she shares how she spun My Corporation out of Intuit during the Great Recession and how she’s navigating her team through COVID-19. Subscribe to the Podcast to receive alerts as new episodes…

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August 11, 2020

How to Perform a Website Audit for Lead Generation

A website is among the top three most effective B2B lead generation tactics, according to IDG’s B2B Lead Generation Marketing Trends survey. In fact, almost 40% of respondents said their website was “very effective” in generating new leads. Is yours? Let’s talk about website audits, through the lens of lead gen and conversion best practices. Why the website? Whether you’re…

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