B2B Marketing News: Rising B2B Ad Spend, Top B2B Marketplaces, Influencer Marketing’s Resiliency, & WhatsApp’s New Business Search

The Top 50 B2B Marketplaces: A New Ranking
B2B marketplaces have raised more than $1.7 billion during the first nine months of 2021, with Faire, Joor, and Indigo AG topping the list of B2B marketplace startups, according to newly-released report data of interest to digital marketers. Modern Distribution Management Why influencer marketing, still a small slice of digital budgets, seems recession-proof
U.S. organizations are expected to spend $6.16 billion on influencer marketing during 2023, climbing from the $5 billion seen during 2022, as influencer marketing has appeared to be more resilient than other forms of marketing, with influencer marketing budgets staying strong, according to recently-published forecast data. Insider Intelligence 20% Of Media Buyers Report Investing In The Metaverse
52 percent of decision-makers at brands and agencies have said ...
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How to Increase Your Sales by Analyzing Your Marketing Funnel

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Your marketing funnel is the process that your potential customers go through as they move from awareness of your product or service to purchase. The funnel narrows at each stage, from the many people who are aware of your brand to the few who actually buy from you. Understanding your marketing funnel is essential to improving results and driving conversions.Let's say you're trying to increase sales. You need to understand how your marketing funnel works so you can make changes that will lead to more sales. Here are four steps you can take to analyze your marketing funnel and improve results:
  1. Define your marketing funnel stages
  2. Set conversion goals for each stage
  3. Identify bottlenecks in your funnel
  4. Test and experiment to ...
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3 Timeless Elements of Storytelling That Will Grow Your Business

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. I run a digital marketing agency. If we are able to track a client's revenue and connect it to the ads we run (an ecommerce client, for example), we can tell them — to the cent — how much they make in revenue for each dollar they spend on ads. If that sounds like a numbers game ... it is. But when I pitch clients, I don't lead with numbers.When I pitch a client, I don't tell them we can generate $34.12 for every $1.00 they spend on ads. Surprisingly, that's not what seals the deal. Don't get me wrong, the numbers are important, and I share numbers in every pitch I make, but they're not the ...
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