Published By: Silverpop
Published Date: Sep 19, 2011
The most successful marketers will be those who stand out by infusing their content with a more human feel. Here are five tips and tactics guaranteed to strengthen your messages and delight your subscribers.
Published By: ForUsAll
Published Date: Jun 18, 2018
The 401(k) market has rapidly changed.Is your plan up to date?
Since 2012, there have been significant changes in 401(k)s which have created new risks and opportunities for small and midsized business 401(k) plans. With this rapid pace of change, many business owners, and even some small advisors and recordkeepers have not been able to keep up. We’ll summarize both changes to the 401(k) industry and the opportunities that exist for you to improve your plan, specifically in the following 5 areas:
1. Staying compliant with increasingly complicated regulations – New government regulations have increased burdens on companies offering both health plans and 401(k)s. What used to be compliant may no longer work. Furthermore, software has improved, allowing many error prone, manual retirement plan administration tasks to be automated.
2. Increasing plan effectiveness by lowering fees – Since 2009, average 401(k) plan costs have dropped by almost 30%*. While average costs have come down, not al
Both are fueled by a drive for progress, for pushing
boundaries and advancing the status quo. In these fields,
new trends are like a currency. Keeping ahead of the
next big trend means being aware of the next big seller
and allocating all the right resources – fashion design,
manufacturing, and marketing – for maximum impact.
Miss the hype and the next fashion season is bound to
hurt the bottom line.
New trends are also important to marketers because
owning a new trend is a way to differentiate in today’s
fast-moving digital landscape. It’s a way to stand out
from the pack by investing strategically in the right
approaches and technologies at the right time, then
reaping the benefits organically by leading where others
follow. Naturally, making these decisions requires a bit
of trial and error. Nobody has a magic crystal ball that
guarantees success. But as a rule of thumb, the companies
winning in digital marketing are the ones willing to
adopt new technologies while keeping an sharp.
Published By: Silverpop
Published Date: Sep 19, 2011
Most marketers make some effort to take advantage of the big buying season, but have your initiatives started getting more lukewarm than a neglected cup of hot cocoa? This season, to really maximize your revenue, freshen up your campaigns by adding some new twists to your traditional holiday marketing initiatives.
Is your well-worn playbook in need of a refresh? What worked best for B2B marketers last year may not help you optimize a moment with a customer or prospect today. All too often, baked in processes get in the way of delighting customers.
If you’re a B2B marketer who wants to be a game changer, you have come to the right place. This reader is for marketers who crave to poke and pull apart the “tried and true”.
Break the cycle of “best practice” rituals and ask yourself these questions:
- When was the last time you made a truly bold move in your marketing?
- Do you have any idea how bad your data problem really is?
-How long will you continue to create sales content nobody uses?
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Une transformation fondamentale englobant le personnel, les processus et la technologie permet aux entreprises de rester compétitives dans l’économie d’aujourd’hui, basée sur l’innovation. Des initiatives telles que la sécurité avancée, les services de détection des fraudes, l’Internet des objets (IoT) avec ses consommateurs connectés, l’expérience de réalité virtuelle ou augmentée, l’apprentissage machine et approfondi et les applications cognitives optimisent les avantages pour l’entreprise comme la maintenance et le marketing prédictifs.
Your customers are asking for it. Your developers are ready for it. Your operations team is demanding it. What’s behind this momentum?
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a fundamental shift away from traditional software licensing to a market-driven subscription model. Keystone engaged 20 ISVs who successfully transitioned to a SaaS model, and found:
New customer segments open thanks to lower adoption and operating costs.
With less complex infrastructure under SaaS, customer TCO drops.
ISV products improve with value-added cloud services and SaaS data capabilities.
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The collection of product usage data increases the speed of product development by 33%. –
A surge in new petrochemical production capacities across China, mainly for paraxylene, is likely to be the key factor that will heavily impact the sector globally, with US-China trade tensions next in line. Both factors have the potential to cause disruptions and change trade flows, while triggering fluctuations in margins.
Volatile upstream markets, such as crude oil and naphtha, are not making these markets any more predictable either, and 2019 is set to be a year full of challenges.
This special outlook report takes an in-depth look at the key themes expected to shape key Asian petrochemical markets in the months ahead.
Published By: TrendKite
Published Date: Apr 25, 2018
Sometimes a perfect storm comes together to signal a radical shift or rebirth of an industry. But it’s not enough to say public relations is in flux or rapidly changing. It’s more impactful to discuss the evolution of the change, understand the potential gaps, and be early to capitalize on opportunities created by these gaps.
The path for change in the PR industry has been tumultuous. And understandably so. The irrationality of basing performance on vanity metrics is so ingrained in the profession that the left-brain, rational piece has been pushed aside. This has created a culture of estimating based on vanity metrics like AVE (ad value equivalency), leading to a dynamic where the C-suite craves that WSJ or TechCrunch story, yet doesn’t believe PR’s reporting on the value of that coverage. When everyone in the marketing stack is crunching numbers and showing real, tangible value, PR is holding onto air. Why keep setting the profession up for failure by perpetuating the cycle of abstr
Published By: Godfrey
Published Date: Oct 02, 2008
A key difference between consumer and business-to-business branding is the influence of selling channels, including sales reps, dealers and distributors. While many consumer products are also sold through a channel, the marketer generally reaches past the channel with branding messages, relegating the channel to the status of a local point of sale. By contrast, in many B-to-B markets, the local dealer or distributor really “owns” the end customer and can control access and communications to and from the customer.
Published By: Riskified
Published Date: Aug 06, 2019
Cross-border eCommerce sales are set to reach $627 billion by 2022, with the highest growth rate projected in regions outside of North America and Western Europe. Yet US merchants are not capitalizing on these global markets. Only 42% of surveyed US merchants said their eCommerce website accommodated global business. When looking for new growth potential, international eCommerce represents a huge opportunity for North American merchants. Understanding and encouraging overseas consumers is essential for retailers looking to drive online sales and expand internationally.
Among all the trends and buzzwords currently shaking up the marketing industry, one concept is emerging as the one
to watch: customer experience (CX). Providing individual customers with the best possible experience is becoming the
top priority at the moment, even to the point where experience outshines product quality(!) as the main differentiator.
This is confirmed by a recent Gartner1
survey, in which 86 percent of participating companies listed customer experience
as the main factor for gaining a competitive advantage, compared with merely 36 percent in 2012.
It’s no secret that data-driven marketing (DDM) is top of mind for brand and agency executives. But what is surprising—shocking, in fact—is how vital first- and third-party information is for creative and execution strategies today. Case in point: 70% of senior marketing executives from brands, agencies and related industry segments say data-driven marketing is a core element of a majority of their campaigns, according to a new Oracle-Forbes Insights survey.
This full immersion in data and analytics—more than what many industry insiders may have realized—shows how quickly brands and agencies have recognized the potential benefits and rushed to replace outdated “gutfeel” decision making with quantifiable research. This was another recurring theme in the Oracle-Forbes Insights study, which found that marketing executives rely on advanced analytics to increase sales, attract new customers and expand brand awareness. In addition, 71% of respondents feel they effectively use it to identify
Published By: Silverpop
Published Date: Sep 19, 2011
To gain a better understanding of how today's marketers are using-and plan to use-various mocial mediums to communicate with customers, Silverpop polled more than 500 online marketers regarding their use of social, email, mobile and local forms of communication.
IBM Planning Analytics is the fast, flexible, planning solution that helps you align financial plans with corporate objectives linked to operational tactics and market events. In this quick, 10- minute guided demo, you’ll get hands-on experience with IBM Planning Analytics by building a book for revenue planning.
You’ll play the role of a financial planner and learn how to:
• Create a book for revenue planning in Planning Analytics Workspace
• Adjust the plan by increasing sales through an online channel by 20%
• Review the impact of your changes on net profit
Millennials are different than any other generation before them. They are making major decisions later in life—from choosing a career, getting married, buying a home and yes, investing in life insurance. And while they are more tech savvy than their predecessors and want to make purchasing from any device of their choosing, they still value face-to-face interaction, contrary to popular belief. Insurance and financial companies need to understand the unique dynamics of the millennial generation in order to better service and exceed expectations of this growing consumer base. They need to meet their tech-savvy expectations, while also understanding Millennials still value one-to-one attention. In fact, 48% of Millennials said they would be more likely to make a speedy financial or insurance-related decision if a person who they trusted took the time to explain the benefits and risks. Download this whitepaper and learn how to better tap into the growing millennial market.
service bureau, ASO,
PEO… it’s little wonder the
market for payroll solutions
has a reputation for being
confusing and hard to
navigate. Where does one
solution end and the other
begin? And how do you
know which one you need?
This complexity is the
reason we’ve created a
Businesses have a wide
spectrum of payroll options
to choose from, and there
are big differences between
them, so like-for-like
comparisons aren’t possible
Before you start comparing
vendors head-to-head, you
need to decide which payroll
style is best for you.
And before you make that
decision, you need to know
what you want in return.
Are you looking to save
money? Save time?
Eliminate errors? Do you
want help minimizing tax
There are plenty of options
available, and they all come
with different pros and cons.
Businesses of all sizes struggle with aging gear and lack of storage. In fact, in a 2018 Enterprise Storage Forum survey, IT and business leaders cited these concerns as their two biggest storage infrastructure challenges. But in mid- to enterprise-sized businesses, where every dollar counts, fixing these problems can feel like a tall order. If you’re going to upgrade your storage, you need to make sure you’re getting an efficient array that will help you maximize the value of your storage and your data.
We tested two storage arrays to see which could best help organizations meet these goals: the Dell EMC™ Unity™ XT 880F, and an all-flash offering in the entry-level market from a competitor (“Vendor A”). In our hands-on testing, the Dell EMC Unity XT array processed up to 93 percent more input/output operations per second (IOPS) in an 8KB 100% random read test and reduced 129 percent more data. It also carried out common management tasks faster, cutting the number of deployment steps i
Published By: Silkroad
Published Date: Aug 01, 2017
The Sources of Hire Report is back for 2017 and is more comprehensive than ever, covering more than 14 million applications, 655,000 interviews, and 329,000 hires. The job market is back—and so is increased competition for top candidates.
Get ahead by starting where the candidate journey begins.
Download this report to learn data-driven insights, including:
Internal vs. external sources
Online vs. offline sources
Top 5 branded job boards
Hot issues and best practices
As a B2B Marketer, you spend a lot of your time coming up with new ways to reach the right prospect, at the right time, with the right message. Account-Based Marketing (ABM) is a tried-and-true strategy to help you do all three. By treating each account as a market of one, you can deepen your relationships with individuals at key accounts and ultimately increase revenue.
For more ways ABM can help you up your marketing game, download this eBook.
In the digital economy, big IT budgets, lots of brick sand mortar and an established market presence are no longer at the foundation of a competitive advantage. What matters now is the agility and speed to ensure that customer centricity is supported as an overriding priority of business operations and decision making.
Game-changing ideas are developing and competitive threats are emerging at a rapid and unpredictable pace. The resulting digital disruption is not just occurring at the margins or within isolated pockets of industry and commerce. It’s the new normal and its consequences are far reaching. The essential question for every organization in every sector is simply: Will we be the disruptor or will we allow ourselves to be the disrupted?
Today, customers make decisions about brands on a moment-by-moment basis. They expect personal and authentic experiences that build connections and deepen relationships with their favorite brands. New technology makes it possible to deliver on these expectations and succeed in today’s new era of marketing.