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Strategy before technology. Always.

Strategy before technology. Always.

We have a mantra at Modern – ‘Strategy before technology’. But what does that mean in reality? Let me tell you a story… I once did an audit of a company’s tech stack. The person I spoke to said they had 26 pieces of tech across their business. But, when I asked them...

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The power of intent data with marketing automation

The power of intent data with marketing automation

In recent years, the martech world has exploded. So much so, according to Gartner, martech accounts for the largest proportion of marketing budgets (26.2%) with most organisations earmarking new technologies to invest in every year. Yet only 18% of brands have...

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How to create thought leadership that works

How to create thought leadership that works

The term “Thought Leader” is nearly 30 years old. It regularly appears in lists of annoying business buzzwords. But it remains one of the most popular methods for B2B organisations to gain potential customers' attention. Why? Because when it’s done properly, it works....

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Content for every stage of the buyer journey

Content for every stage of the buyer journey

70% of B2B companies are prioritising content creation in 2021 (CMI, 2020). The way B2B business is done has gone digital and content marketing is part of that change. Content marketing allows you to increase brand awareness, share your brand story and values, educate...

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B2B acquisition costs going up? Are they really?

B2B acquisition costs going up? Are they really?

I think I must have had my head under a rock as I hadn’t heard that B2B acquisition costs had gone up until recently, and I certainly hadn’t noticed that much – yet I work in B2B acquisition and live and die by cost-per-lead campaigns. For a recent new business...

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Four B2B digital marketing trends to watch in 2021

Four B2B digital marketing trends to watch in 2021

Our new normal is still taking shape. Businesses and marketers are still learning how COVID-19 has accelerated digital adoption. What we do know is that buyer groups and B2B sellers are facing this new normal together, and we can learn and act from that starting...

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B2B creative: 6 best practices for social media

B2B creative: 6 best practices for social media

Getting your B2B social creative noticed has never been more challenging. According to McKinsey in 2021, a huge 89% of B2B decision makers believe a shift to digital, catalysed by Covid-19, will be sustained in a post-pandemic world. That means more of your...

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