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Marvel Marketing Minute – Driving Engagement in Latin America

Marvel Marketing Minute – Driving Engagement in Latin America

If you work in a global demand center or your company conducts business internationally, then you’ve likely been faced with the challenge of generating leads and pipeline in Latin America. Being a generally overlooked region with endless opportunities, marketers have to be innovative and strategic in their efforts.

Like in the US, content plays a major role in helping marketing and sales drive engagement, but in slightly different ways. I’ve had the chance to work with teams based in Latin America, and here’s what I’ve learned:

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Posted by Jenelle Madrid in Content, Lead Generation, Marvel Marketing Minute, Social Media
Marvel Marketing Minute – Optimize Your Way to Email Nurturing Success

Marvel Marketing Minute – Optimize Your Way to Email Nurturing Success

According to research done by Marketo, 96% of people who come to your website are not ready to buy. You have to do something to take them from unsure prospect to confident customer, and one of the most effective “somethings” is email nurturing.

According to the Content Marketing Institute, lead nurturing emails are the second-most common type of email that B2B marketers use for their content marketing efforts. (Event emails are the most common.) However, it’s estimated that 80% of new leads never turn into sales.

How can you improve that statistic for your leads? By optimizing your email nurture strategy.

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Posted by Nicole Pytel in Content, Marvel Marketing Minute, Optimization
Marvel Marketing Minute – Testing Strategies That Create Irresistible Subject Lines

Marvel Marketing Minute – Testing Strategies That Create Irresistible Subject Lines

Our superheroes just gave you some great advice about A/B testing different things in your emails, but what about A/B testing to see what makes your audience open emails?

Subject line A/B testing is part-science and part-art, and over time, it will tell you what words, phrases, and formats are most likely to grab your audience’s attention. But how exactly do you perform these tests?

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Posted by Nicole Pytel in Content, Marvel Marketing Minute, Optimization
Marvel Marketing Minute – The GDPR-Safe Way to Share Lists Outside of Marketo

Marvel Marketing Minute – The GDPR-Safe Way to Share Lists Outside of Marketo

In just a few weeks, your company will be hosting the world’s most exclusive conference, #Hoolicon2019, and you are responsible for the email campaign to promote it. You were already given the exact audience criteria, so you build your smart list accordingly, ensure your smart list produces the desired results, and prepare to add it to your Marketo send campaign.

What could go wrong?

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Posted by Janice Lee in Best Practices, Marketing Automation, Marvel Marketing Minute
Marvel Marketing Minute — Digital Marketing Channels Most People Don’t Consider

Marvel Marketing Minute — Digital Marketing Channels Most People Don’t Consider

Growing up, I had every intent on a career in science. I didn’t consider marketing or sales as a profession of choice and knew nothing about business. I admit, I am probably one of many who believed that marketing was only responsible for print material, the “pretty” brochures. Now, when I hear others define it as such, my heart slightly cringes. Fortunately, I learned early on in my career how marketing is defined across various channels and its role as part of a business strategy. As a digital marketer, it’s always fun for me to help explain to my peers what exactly is digital marketing and why it’s important.

Digital marketing is a way for companies to advertise their products and services through online channels, and it is only one of several channels that a marketing department is responsible for. Others include events, demand generation, social, distribution, partner, etc. Some of these channels could branch out to their own specific sub-channels and tactics, and digital marketing is a great example of this.

Here are the different types of digital marketing channels I’ve come across—all of which can produce big results for your business:

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Posted by Michelle Rodriguez in Brand Awareness, Lead Generation, Marvel Marketing Minute
Marvel Marketing Minute – Surefire Ways to Establish Thought Leadership

Marvel Marketing Minute – Surefire Ways to Establish Thought Leadership

“Thought leadership” is one of those buzzwords that gets tossed around all the time. But unlike other buzzwords that are trendy one day and groan-worthy the next (I’m looking at you, “guru”, “blogosphere”, and “low-hanging fruit”), this one is actually vital to your marketing efforts.

As a thought leader, you’re a go-to authority in your industry. You’re the first person (or company) that everyone thinks of. You’re the one that everyone looks to when there’s a new industry development. In other words, you’re the top dog.

So, how do you actually establish thought leadership?

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Posted by Nicole Pytel in Brand Awareness, Content, Lead Generation, Marvel Marketing Minute
Marvel Marketing Minute – It’s OK to Manage Your Manager

Marvel Marketing Minute – It’s OK to Manage Your Manager

Really, it’s okay to manage your manager!

I don’t mean to micro-manage your manager by walking to their office, demanding answers, and giving them tasks. You’d have to have one heck of a professional working dynamic to pull that one off.

Instead, my definition of “managing your manager” is to reach a point where the communication between you and your manager becomes bi-directional, and you feel empowered to provide valuable input and drive conversations. As a senior level marketer, I’ve been extremely fortunate to have come across strong and passionate leaders that encourage this type of interaction, and who provide their team opportunities to grow their skills.

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Posted by Michelle Rodriguez in Best Practices, Marvel Marketing Minute
Marvel Marketing Minute – Making the Most Out of Adobe Summit 2019

Marvel Marketing Minute – Making the Most Out of Adobe Summit 2019

As one of the official sponsors of Adobe Summit 2019, we’ve gotten some behind-the-scenes details about the year’s premier digital marketing event. If you’re going to be in Las Vegas from March 24-28, here are some superhero tips to help you make the most out of your trip:

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Posted by Marvel Marketers in Education, Marvel Marketing Minute
Marvel Marketing Minute – 3 Things You Have to Do to Make Marketo Programs and SFDC Campaigns Work Together

Marvel Marketing Minute – 3 Things You Have to Do to Make Marketo Programs and SFDC Campaigns Work Together

As marketers, we are always trying to find ways to make sure our marketing efforts are tracked and receive credit when they drive or influence sales deals. Before we can start taking credit to closed deals, we need to take a few steps back and make sure we have our Marketo programs, channels, and status set up and in-sync with our SFDC Campaigns.

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Posted by Cassie Lloyd in Best Practices, Marketing Automation, Marvel Marketing Minute