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20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Subscribe via RSS. Subscribe via Email. Welcome to Dumb Little Man. Each week we provide a handful of tips that will save you money, increase your productivity, or simply keep you sane. 20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches. For millions of people Google is an indispensable search tool that they use every day, in all facets of their lives. Either/or. dumb | little | man]. Quotes. Wildcard.

Can a social media strategy boost your lead generation efforts?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

came across a blog this weekend that reinforced my thoughts. This post, written by Christian Fea , CEO of Synertegic, Inc., started off with a this statistic that he found on compete.com: Twitter had around 3 million people visiting the site in 2008, and it grew 640% between November 2007 and November 2008. Ok, so how do we harness all of social media’s potential and use it to build a lead generation system? Well, I’ve started to use my Twitter account a lot more, and I’ve found some productive uses for the application: Sent mini survey question and got answers quickly. Offer actionable advice.

How to select the right web design and web development firm

Confluent Forms

Having been on all sides of the process we'd like to pass along a bit of the knowledge we've gained in how you should select your web design and web development partner. to meet your organization's changing needs. 4) Know your own project! Before you even begin to engage others, especially those that you'll be paying money to, define your project to the best of your ability. And finally.

Start-Up PR - Four Tips for Getting Media Coverage

PR Meets Marketing

When you're a start-up, PR can be a difference for the company. The challenge is how to get targeted, quality media coverage on a limited budget and competing objectives. One One of my favorite sayings lately is "by hook or crook." What I mean is what can I do in the short-term to satisfy immediate results while keeping the eye on long-term value. The name of the company is CashTomato.com.

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Six Key Steps to Successful Marketing Automation Adoption

Selecting a Marketing Automation platform can be a daunting task. With so many options out there, your success with Marketing Automation depends on selecting the platform that best fits your needs.

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Copywriting tips for B2B SEO


B2B copywriting is tough stuff. Instead of, “Wipes clean with a damp cloth,” you may find yourself trying to simultaneously explain and extol the virtues of some complex mechanical system while being creative and persuasive at the same time. Copywriting for B2B SEO is even tougher. Here are ten tips to help you succeed. Watch the [.].

The Book: Digital Body Language

Digital Body Language

Marketing is undergoing a major shift that has been brought on by the change in the way people find and consume information. As this transition happens, marketing and sales teams must react. With the shift to online from face to face, the ability to see body language and “read the room” has disappeared.

Marketing - It’s Not Who You Know It’s Who Knows You

Marketing Edge

Time 16:43. About 15 years ago at Atlanta’s Fulton County Stadium, I saw a guy wearing a T-shirt with the following slogan – It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You – Right there and then I thought “That’s it, that’s marketing.”. All the other words on this blog help address that single slogan. He has more than 6000 contacts on LinkedIn, and they all know him. Giving to the community. 2.

Conference Focuses on Making the Most of Customer References


A customer who is willing to provide a reference for your product and company is a tremendous asset for your marketing efforts. But it doesn't take long for your list of potential customer references to grow, and tracking how

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.

The Rapid eLearning Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The Rapid Elearning Blog. Simple Steps to Create Background Images for Your Next E-Learning Scenario. June 24th, 2008. 15 comments. good scenario can make your elearning courses engaging and more real to your learners. It’s a great way to get them to learn to use the course information and make the decisions you want. Needless to say not many of us did. Find Images with Good Backdrops. Media.

Should lead generation ignore current customers?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

”We know more about our prospects (leads) than we know about our current customers” was a shocking statement I heard from a client and it stuck with me. In fact, it's the impetus for this post. When you have a complex sale, it can be easy to think of lead generation as only a process for acquiring new customers rather than a process that can also be applied to generating new or more business from current customers. while back I was in a meeting with a marketing leader of a Global 100 software firm. He shared a story about their new CEO at the time. So, do you have a Customer First Plan

How not to destroy a project during the contract phase

Confluent Forms

Contracts have a funny way of bringing enthusiastic and optimistic partners in a project quickly back to earth and miring them in angry back-and-forth that can soil the project before it even starts. The following article is based on our experience issuing contracts for Confluent Forms LLC as well as reviewing contracts on behalf of clients when performing technology advising services.

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Additional Twitter Tricks - Twhirl

PR Meets Marketing

Since I first started tweeting on Twitter (thanks Jeremiah !), I have learned some additional tricks for maximizing my time and presence on Twitter. My main difficulty was how to manage more than one account for person and work related tweets. That is until I found out about Twhirl. With Twhirl, I no longer have to constantly refresh my browser for updated tweets. Shorten URLs automatically.

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8 Ways to Create More Effective Lead Generation Programs

Explore key areas you should focus on with your content syndication strategy in order to help you get the attention of your target audience and build trust.

Diagnosing the Gap


Why are architects and engineers less valued than other professionals? In my last post, I offered some pretty compelling evidence of the disparity between A/E firms and other professional service firms. The gap is apparent in more ways than simply lower fees. So how did we get here? don't know that anyone can offer more than an informed opinion in response to that question. Yes, they are. Strateg

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Lead Gen 2.0 - Social Media & Search Alone Won't Attract C-Level Buyers

Smashmouth Marketing

Social media is all the rage right now, and it should be. It is shaping how people communicate, how companies and people brand themselves, how we educate ourselves and how we grow our network. Lead generation in the world of b2b can be enhanced by social media, especially with early adopters, techies, and the net-gen crowd. The best lists we've seen for the money are from Jigsaw hands down.

How to Prevent List Attrition yet Drive Event Attendance

Anything Goes Marketing

This week's blog post was inspired by an idea by Yaro Starak over at Entrepreneurs-journey.com who suggested to look for blog ideas by scanning Facebook groups. decided to do a quick scan on Linkedin instead and found a great topic on email marketing. How often do you email your customers and do you have a format that eliminates multiple emails to the same contacts within a short time frame?

Tips on Leveraging B2B SEO During the Recession


Many people have a “set it and forget it” approach when it comes to SEO. But if you have a good site (in terms of organic search), you should be taking advantage of it—especially during these tough economic times. SEO remains one of the most cost-effective marketing strategies, especially over the long haul. If your site [.].

A Blueprint for Content Marketing Success

84% of marketers plan to increase their content marketing spend over the next 5 years but less than half have any real confidence such content investments are paying off, based on a recent CEB survey.

6 Ways to Get Sales to Adopt CRM Systems

Digital Body Language

As refined as today's CRM systems are, they suffer from an age-old problem; sales rep adoption. They have come a long way in terms of usability, configurability, and universal access, but the problem still remains. The good news is that we as marketers can help to tackle that problem, and in doing so, gain a lot of goodwill with the folks over in sales management. How can you do that?

Can Your Personal Brand Be Too Popular?

Marketing Edge

This post was inspired by Jeremiah Owyang on the topic of personal brands within a corporate community. In some ways this is more an issue of individual popularity rather than a personal brand, but I'll use the term personal brand because it is commonly accepted. The issue of personal brands clashing with corporate brands is something I've commented in the past. Ouch, that's a tough one.&#.

Demand Gen vs. CRM Paper Now Available

Customer Experience Matrix

Over the weekend I completed "Demand Generation vs. Customer Relationship Management", the third in my trio of papers explaining where demand generation systems fit into the larger world of customer management software. Like the other two, they are available at the Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems Web site [link]. It's all good stuff, in my humble and unbiased opinion. Do take a look.

Google Guide--Tutorials on How to Use Various Google Features and Services

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Google Guide is an online interactive tutorial and reference for experienced users, novices, and everyone in between. developed Google Guide because I wanted more information about Googles capabilties, features, and services than I found on Googles website. Nancy Blachman. Start now: Jump to a section: Overview. Contents. Favorites. Query Input. Understanding Results. Search Tools. Services.

The Ultimate Guide to Content Experience

The process of content marketing has typically been defined by a three-pillar system that consists of “Creation”, “Distribution”, and “Insights”. However, this system neglects to include the significant fourth pillar of content marketing: Experience.

Share your marketing 'wisdom' with Sherpa readers worldwide

B2B Lead Generation Blog

I wanted to be sure to let you know that MarketingSherpa is gathering content for its seventh annual “wisdom report.” It’s a great opportunity for you to share your top 2008 story – and get back lessons learned from colleagues worldwide. Marketing Wisdom from the Field Report” will be published in January and distributed free to all MarketingSherpa readers. Here are a few suggestions for ‘wisdom’ stories: -Test campaign that worked better (or worse) than anticipated. Deadline for quotes for the ‘wisdom report’ is December 31. Here’s the link: [link

Not all Requests for Proposals are worth a proposal

Confluent Forms

In an earlier article we wrote about how you could increase your RFP win percentage by being selective about the Requests for Proposals that you choose to respond to. Writing a good proposal can take an inordinate amount of time, and when time = money, proposals can be expensive propositions. So how do you know when is the right time to sit down and start writing a proposal response to a RFP? Educate them and help them see why your solution is the best for them, but also find out who, if anyone, assisted them in the creation of their RFP as a Situation #3 might be in hiding.

Let the 2009 Trend Lists Grow

PR Meets Marketing

  One of my most popular posts last year was my summary of 2008 trend lists. I’m a little late this year, but better late than never =) When I look back at my three trends, it seems odd that I selected the growth of blogomerates, social media connections for PR and long tail PR. To me, these seem almost second nature! So what do I think will be top trends for 2009? Here are my top three:  .

Technology PR Sessions at 2008 PRSA Conference


Although I don't attend every year, I have always found the annual conference of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) very worthwhile for keeping up with the latest trends in the field and making valuable contacts

Why B2B Content Strategies Are Paramount for Generating Quality Leads

Generating demand and ensuring the consistent flow of high-quality, actionable leads is what makes B2B marketers successful.

Lead Gen 2.0 - Social Media & Search Alone Won't Attract C-Level Buyers

Smashmouth Marketing

Social media is all the rage right now, and it should be. It is shaping how people communicate, how companies and people brand themselves, how we educate ourselves and how we grow our network. Lead generation in the world of b2b can be enhanced by social media, especially with early adopters, techies and the net-gen crowd. The best lists we've seen for the money are from Jigsaw hands down.

The Recession is Here - Time to Become an Eco-Marketer

Anything Goes Marketing

When I say that you should become an eco-marketer, I don't mean that you should add some corny green recycle image to your website (who would do that?) or support a "Save the Whales" campaign. Although I'm a big supporter of environmental issues and started my career running an environmental organization , I would like to focus on eco-marketing in terms of demand creation. Did I just write in caps?

10 Commandments of Successful Marketing Management

Smart Marketing

Here are my 10 Commandments of Successful Marketing Management: I. Thou shalt learn from mistakes - If you're not taking risks, and making mistakes, you'll never progress past the point of what you already know. Thou shalt apply every worker to the task - Each marketing team member (and quite a few members who aren't on the team) brings a unique skill set to the marketing team. It's your job as marketing manager to discover each worker's value, then apply that to the overall marketing task. Thou shalt commit to generating momentum and activity - Without either, your effort will grind to a halt.

Decorative Cakes and Social Media Policy

Digital Body Language

I just happened upon a friend of mine's blog. She does incredibly ornate, customized cakes for special occasions. Fun stuff like Mini Coopers, McDonald's Happy Meals, cowboy hats, etc. And I know for a fact that she does not have dedicated web team creating content. So why is it that getting into social media is so difficult for many companies. Minimal rules, just guardrails. link].

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.