Inspiring Examples of B2B Influencer Marketing in Action

While Instagram influencer marketing is expected to hit $8 billion in spend by 2020, the growth trajectory of influencer marketing is not limited to consumer brands. B2B companies are also realizing the value of collaborating with influential experts for marketing purposes and count the practice as one of the top 4 tactics planned for 2019, […]

Everything Old Is New Again: Why & How to Refresh B2B Content

Content creation—it’s the linchpin of our B2B content marketing strategies. And 56% of B2B content marketers have upped their investment in content creation over the past year—more than any other spending area. Without a steady cadence of fresh, quality content we can’t proactively adapt to our audience’s changing needs nor consistently reach, inform, engage, entertain, […]

20 Podcasts To Elevate Your B2B Marketing

Gaining insight, advice, and new perspectives from top B2B marketing industry leaders is an incredible way to help scale your marketing skills and efforts to new heights. And podcasts, which are exploding in availability and popularity, can be a fantastic medium for getting access to those talented and seasoned industry leaders. From the emerging B2B […]

Q1’s a Wrap, B2B Marketers: Where We’ve Been & What’s Next in 2019

We made it, B2B marketers. Spring is finally in the air and Quarter 1 is officially a wrap. Take a moment to bask in your individual, team, and business successes—you earned it. As is tradition, in just a few short months the digital marketing industry has experienced some newsworthy shifts—from a big Google algorithm update […]

How B2B Marketers Can Strategically Test New Digital Marketing Tactics

When it comes to testing new marketing tactics, B2B marketers often find themselves in one of two camps: Chasing the new, shiny object. (Their motto: Let’s innovate, innovate, innovate!) Maintaining the status quo. (Their motto: We don’t mess with what’s working.) Whichever camp you currently find yourself in, chances are high that you’re intrigued by […]

Hey Alexa: How Do I Bake Voice Search Into My B2B Marketing Strategy?

Can you imagine if we actually talked to one another the same way we’ve historically talked to search engines? It would make for some awkward interactions. “Minneapolis movie showtimes.” “Um… come again?”“Showtimes Captain Marvel 55441.” “Are you –” “Movie showtimes cheapest theater arcade games. I’m feeling lucky.” “Sir, this is a Wendy’s.” It’s only fitting […]

The Intersection of SEO & Influencer Marketing: What B2B Marketers Need to Know

Peanut butter and jelly. Milk and cookies. Steak and potatoes. Wine and cheese. Bread and butter. SEO and influencer marketing. via GIPHY All of these exceptional pairings have something special in common: They work together. Now, I know what you’re thinking. And I get it. From red or white to pungent or salty, there are […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

The Future (& Present) of Marketing: Collaboration, Technology & Innovation

What do you get when you combine an enterprise CMO and a partner at one of the world’s largest professional services firms? I can’t speak for all scenarios but at B2BMX in Scottsdale this week, it led to an entertaining and insightful conversation, from two different perspectives. Jeanniey Mullen, CMO of Mercer and Vince Walden, […]