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Three Tips for Easy Editorial Calendars

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Tweet We’ve all heard it. I see the reminders practically every week in one form or another. And they all say the same thing. Get an editorial calendar. Now if your first thought was “editorial, schmeditorial,” you’re not alone. Whether it’s because planning content is overwhelming or because it’s viewed as administration, many marketers skip this step. And I have to admit, it’s tempting. Title.

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SEO or Gaming the System?

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Tweet Wow. This week has been a crazy one for SEO news. By now, you’ve probably heard the news that JC Penney was outed by the NY Times for engaging in black hat SEO techniques to improve their rankings prior to the all-important Christmas buying season. First, shame on JC Penney. I’ve heard all the “but we didn’t know” arguments and seen how the firm involved was promptly fired. Time will tell.

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K’s Top Five for the Week – March 20

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Tweet This week’s list of top five picks talks a lot about content. Let’s face it, content creation, curation, and management is a big part of B2B marketing these days. But to get results you have to do content right. And that’s what this week’s picks will help you do. Match your content to your goals and to your customer’s interests. Finally, content creation isn’t easy. It isn’t quick.

K’s Top Five for the Week – March 6

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Tweet This week’s top five list focuses on two elements of your marketing mix. First, email marketing. It’s far from dead, but the results you get can change dramatically depending on your approach. This week’s first two picks show how email marketing is about more than the email and whether it’s considered to be interruption or welcome is all in the list. What to create. How far to explore it.

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150 Content Marketing Tips

Drive traffic—and leads—with these tips for SEO, social media, content optimization, email marketing, and more.

K’s Top Five for the Week – February 6

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Tweet Hi everyone, As you can see I’m back to posting again this week. Sorry it’s been so long. I’ve rounded up five articles that I think you’ll find helpful for this week’s top five. Two handle social media, while the others focus on some email marketing science, website performance, and how to test your value proposition. Do you find these weekly roundups helpful? Thanks! loved this post.

K’s Top Five for the Week – April 17

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Tweet This week’s list of picks has some good tips for helping you make the most of your content marketing program. There’s tips on how to choose the right content for your business and how to keep that content in tip-top shape. I’ve also got some posts on how to improve your B2B social media effort, and the impact some good stories can have on making your content more engaging. Tweet This!

K’s Top Five for the Week – March 27

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Tweet This week, my list of top five picks focuses on how to help you improve your content. The first pick is a link to an excellent webinar which showcases how a B2B telecom company used content marketing strategy to dramatically improve their lead generation and lead nurturing campaign results. Let me know what you think, and if you have some other great content to share leave it in the comments.

K’s Top Five for the Week – February 20

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Tweet This week has been another busy one in the world of marketing. Of course, you’ve probably seen the big SEO story about JC Penney engaging in black hat tactics. But all of the posts around that story weren’t the only interesting things happening. There’s also advice on how to know when your marketing needs a makeover and how build a great sales-win story. Enjoy! by @savvy_b2b. Tweet This!

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

We surveyed 2016's content marketing leaders on their biggest issues, hurdles, and goals.

K’s Top Five for the Week – February 13

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Tweet Hope your week was a good one! Mine was certainly busy. attended a couple of excellent webinars that kind of reinvigorated me and gave me some food for thought. This week my top five picks hit everything from mobile marketing to marketing mix to why your customers are avoiding you when you try to reach them. Take a look and let me know which pick you like the best. Check it out. Tweet This!

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K’s Top Five for the Week – December 23

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Tweet I’m getting ready to take a week off for the holidays. Hope you are able to do the same! It’s a great time of year to be with family and remember the things in life that are truly important. Before you rush off to eggnog and mistletoe, I wanted to share with you my top five picks for this week. It’s been an exciting 2010 and I’m sure 2011 will bring much more to learn and share. Tweet This!

Why Blog Comments Matter

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Four Steps to a Successful Guest Blogger Program

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2 Parts of a Case Study You Should Never Skip

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Tweet You already know case studies are marketing gold. In fact, Eccolo’s recent survey of technology buyers and influencers showed nearly 80 percent of respondents said case studies were moderately to extremely influential in their buying decision. Now you’re ready to start preparing for next year by getting some new case studies for your company. That’s great! The Problem Solving Process.

Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

745 marketers told us how effective their content marketing is. Between November 5 and November 17, we surveyed 601 marketers with an 18-question online survey. A few weeks later, Adweek sent the questionnaire to 144 additional marketers. As the survey was answered by nearly our entire population target, the calculated margin of error was approximately 1 percent. Here's what we learned.

6 Keys for Creating Compelling White Papers

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Tweet In the latest 2010 B2B Technology Collateral Survey Report business to business technology marketers found out what works when trying to influence their prospects. What was at the top of the list? White papers. Of course not all white papers are created equally. Done poorly, white papers can do more to make you look bad than influence your prospects to buy. And that’s ok. might see it.

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How to Use Analytics to Help Your Blog

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Who Should Blog for Your Company?

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How a Blog Improves Business Credibility

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Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

If you're concerned that your organization's content marketing isn't as effective as it could be, this report is for you.

Why Quality Content Matters

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Tweet Today's  post from the Chamber of Commerce features advice on why quality content matters. Writing for the Web is a particular science all in itself. The rules regarding things like SEO are constantly changing and businesses must evolve in order to best market themselves. One thing is consistent, however – quality of content is vital. Adding quality content is another. Blogs. Articles.

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The Small Business Social Media Advantage

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Tweet Today's  post from the Chamber of Commerce features advice on how small businesses can use social media to their advantage. Social media is so widely used that some would argue it is becoming ineffective. If every company implements a social media strategy, is it really advantageous? In a word, “yes.” Consumers have not yet tired of social media outlets and are not even showing fatigue.

K’s Top Five for the Week – December 10

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Tweet This week’s top five list features an article about the importance of writing as a marketing skill, a nice blogging ebook, and how to develop a social media content strategy. There’s also a nice post that talks about how much marketing has changed over the last few years. It’s a change driven by content marketing and shifting the focus from push to pull. Enjoy! There’s no doubt about it.

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K’s Top Five for the Week – December 3

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Tweet This week’s list of picks features articles and posts with a heavy emphasis on content marketing. As you’ll see in the article from eMarketer, content marketing isn’t really an option anymore. It’s a must-have. And whether you’re an old content marketing pro or just getting started, this week’s top five list will have something that will help you stand out. Enjoy! The title says it all.

Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

Brand voice? Editorial calendar? Approval workflow? Learn how to craft the crucial parts of a content marketing program. In the third installment of our five-part playbook series, discover the necessary steps to execute a content marketing program.

K’s Top Five for the Week – November 19

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Tweet This week my top five picks feature three articles about how to improve your website. Whether its calls to action, landing pages, or making your site mobile-friendly, you'll find something to help your web marketing efforts. The last couple of picks feature information that can help improve your B2B marketing processes. Hope you find something you find helpful. Until next week! Tweet This!

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K’s Top Five for the Week – November 12

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Tweet It’s been an amazing week of indian summer here. It doesn’t feel at all like November, but that’s all about to change…. While enjoying the amazing warm weather, I’ve read some great case studies this week. I put those at the top of the list because it’s always fun to see the real results someone got from changing their approach. Hope you find something you like. Until next week! Take a look!

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K’s Top Five for the Week – November 5

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Tweet Sorry for the long absence! As most of you know, I’ve been working on moving my website both to WordPress and to a new domain. I’m happy to report I’m finally finished, and the new site is working beautifully. Plus it’s a dream to maintain and update. So this week I’m back on track with a top five post and next week I’ll be back with some fresh new content as well. Hope you find them useful.

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3 Ways to Get the Most from Case Studies

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Tweet What’s one of the most valuable pieces of collateral you can have in your B2B marketing toolkit? Case studies. Customer stories. Success stories. Whatever you like to call them, they’re marketing gold. And survey after survey shows customers value them. Take Eccolo’s recent survey of technology buyers and influencers. Here’s three ideas on how to do exactly that. #1: Be Strategic. Tweet This!

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2016 Email Marketing Metrics Benchmark Study

To build a world-class marketing program, it's crucial to compare yourself to the best performers - but competitor data can be scarce.

K’s Top Five for the Week – October 1

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Tweet Boy the weather has turned here in Ohio over the last week. Talk about going from the dog days of summer to fall-time breezes! But I was ready for the change. If you want to change some thinking and turn assumptions on their head, I’ve got a couple of posts for you. Check out the first two on the pick list. All are great reads. Until next week! Are B2B Marketers Shooting for the Wrong Target?

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B2B Technology Marketers Find Out What Works

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Tweet Last week Eccolo Media released the 2010 B2B Technology Collateral Survey Report. This survey gathered preferences of 500 U.S.-based based respondents who were influencers or decision makers on a technology buy. And here’s what they shared…. Brochures and data sheets are the most frequently consumed content (83%). White papers are the most influential content. The number one disappointment?

K’s Top Five for the Week – September 24

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Tweet This week’s top five starts with analysis of a fresh batch of research from Eccolo Media on what B2B Technology Buyers like in their collateral. It’s followed by some posts on how to be a thought leader and become a trusted expert resource. All content is meant to have prospects take some sort of action. Last, but not least, see some metrics on the impact of Google Instant. Until next week!

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3 Reasons Why You Need a Creative Brief

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Tweet When you think “creative brief” you may automatically think “ad agency.” And that’s ok. Creative briefs are well within the traditional stomping grounds of agencies. Many won’t start a project without one. Interestingly, while clients seem happy to provide key project information for a creative brief, they often look at it as an agency product. It’s not. Even if it’s an internal project.

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Content Marketing Playbook: Strategy and Roadmap

Every brand’s content roadmap is different; each path to success is unique to that brand’s story, perspective, assets, and goals. But there is an overarching approach that’s proven to work—one we’ve refined after helping hundreds of brands reach their content marketing goals and after speaking with some of the brightest minds in the industry.

Moving Location…

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Tweet Just a quick note to let you all know that I won't be posting again until late next week. I'm in the process of moving my website and integrating it into WordPress so for simplicity's sake I'm not going to add any new content until that process is complete. Thanks for your patience and I'll be back next week! Kristina. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Share this on Facebook. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Share this on Technorati. Tweet This! Stumble upon something good? Get Shareaholic.

7 not-quite-predictions for marketing technology in 2016

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Most people suck at accurately predicting the future. I’m one of them. took my shot at the prediction hall-of-fame last year , predicting that Microsoft would spend more than $1 billion on acqusition(s) in the marketing technology space in 2015. thought it was a reasonably solid bet. So I earned a solid “F” on my one concrete prediction. ” (A). Martech is going mainstream.

The 9 Circles of B2B Marketing Hell

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B2B marketing and sales is a drawn out process that takes months, or longer, to convert leads to customers. That extended timeframe means tons of touchpoints, multiple leads from single accounts, lots of nurturing, and too many opportunities to fall into marketing hell. But, if you know what to avoid, it’s much easier to navigate the marketing landscape and steer clear of traps. Think about it.

Why Context Is More Important Than Content In Marketing

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Workspace by Universal Icons. The transformation to a digital economy has shifted behaviors considerably in the past decade.  Meaning marketers today must account for how to adapt to behavioral shifts caused by the omnipresence of digital and online information. As a for instance, people today have no more than a 7 to 10-second span of attention when online.  Context Connects. Enjoy.).

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

25 B2B marketing thought leaders answer the question "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" The results are amazing insights around content marketing, achieving business results, alignment, employee advocacy, new technologies, customer experience and more.