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Are Garbage Leads Trashing Your Brand?

Too often, marketers provision leads from agencies, offshore list sources, internal departments or media channels that are not the result of an opt-in, permission-based, relevant content-consumption process. In other words, they’re garbage. And it gets worse: These leads may be coming from bad actors, such as overseas lead farms cutting corners and outright illicit name scrapers. All of whic... More

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Lead Flow That Helps You Grow

Call it a lead, opportunity or prospect. No matter what the term, sales organizations can never get enough new business contacts from their marketing groups. The question is how wisely they are used and whether that new point of customer access is qualified, primed and ready to write orders.This detailed study from the CMO Council and the Content ROI Center finds that most companies are struggling... More

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BtoB Content Impacts Customer Thinking & Buying Decisions

According to a report released by the CMO Council, 87 percent of B2B buyers say online content has a major or moderate impact on vendor selection. Of those surveyed, 28 percent share valued content with more than 100 colleagues, with email being the most used method for sharing online content. The study also showed B2B buyers value the following sources of online content when researching products... More

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State of Marketing 2012

The outlook is distinctly positive for marketers as executives head into 2013 with renewed confidence in their roles and business performance. Despite a varied and mixed outlook for the global economy, chief marketers report positive outlooks for their roles and functional areas. Nearly 70 percent received a salary or bonus in 2011, and 73 percent expect the same at the end of this year depending ... More

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Better Lead Yield in the Content Marketing Field

Vendor content frequently lacks value and trustworthiness in the eyes of BtoB buyers, who are increasingly turning to more trusted, peer-driven sources of  content along their path to purchase, according to the CMO Council's Content ROI Center. This white paper includes the results of a survey of more than 400 BtoB buyers and content seekers around the world who were reached through NetLine C... More

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State of Marketing 2014

The "State of Marketing"—the most valued annual study by the CMO Council—provides an in-depth view of global marketing vitality and direction and serves as a valuable resource tool to help calibrate, prioritize and make a business case for marketing investments. The benchmark report is based on a 50-point assessment taken by more than 525 senior-level marketers from around the globe. T... More