Wed.Sep 21, 2011

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The Blog Tree: New Growth. Fruit for Your RSS Feed [Infographic]

It's All About Revenue

by Joe Chernov | Tweet this A couple weeks ago, I attended Content Marketing World , where I presented on the business value of infographics. Although the conference was chock full o’ content marketing goodness, one line rang most loudly: “You’ve gotta go through the eyes to get to the brain.”.

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Buyerology: The New Science of Understanding Buyer Behavior

Tony Zambito

Image by Taz etc.via Flickr Over the course of the past two years, we’ve seen a marked shift in buyer behavior and buying choices.

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5 Simple SEO Tips To Optimize B2B Video

PWB Marketing Blog

Have you heard about Universal Search? It’s Google’s term to describe their search results. Nowadays Google ranks more than just websites. Powerpoint presentations, Adobe pdf’s, photographs, news stories, blogs, videos, and other online content are now shown in search results – making it Universal.

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Best New B2B Marketing Blogs – The Blog Tree (Infographic)

Webbiquity

The best B2B marketing blogs are once again creatively presented by marketing automation provider Eloqua and JESS3 in this year’s Blog Tree. It’s gratifying to see that Webbiquity sprouted a leaf this time out. As Joe Chernov explains in his blog tree post , “All gene pools benefit from healthy DNA, and if the blogosphere is going to continue to evolve, it’s important that new voices are heard.

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5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

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Website Content Must Address What’s Keeping Engineers up at Night

Industrial Marketing Today

Speak to engineers across the board about what keeps them awake at night and you are likely to hear these three words repeatedly: Risk. Security. Compliance. Does your website content address those issues? The content on your industrial site may be missing the mark completely if it doesn’t speak directly to engineers’ pain points. If you are in the process of redesigning your industrial website, pause for a moment and think about the site content first.

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25 Facebook Page Ideas You Haven't Tried Yet

Hubspot

This is an excerpt from our new ebook, 100 Inbound Marketing Content Ideas. For more ideas like these for Twitter and blogging, download the ebook here. Facebook offers a great opportunity to engage your prospects with its business pages.

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Debunking the 80/20 Rule…and 4 Other Sales Force Myths

Marketing Craftmanship

Do the top 20% really bring in 80% of the bacon? The most recent issue of Chief Executive magazine features an insightful piece on “Raising Sales Force Effectiveness,” by the CEO of the Chally Group , and Ohio-based firm that focuses on sales force potential and performance measurement.

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Friends Like These or Why Most Trusted Advisors are Neither

B2B Marketing Unplugged

Is trusted advisor the theme of the week? I have at least half a dozen emails, voice mails and other rubbish asking to be my trusted advisor on everything from social media to something called talent optimization ( which is either bagpipe lessons or a hit squad for employees I don’t like). Forgive the unfortunate visual but asking to be my trusted advisor is a bit like asking to be my strapless bra.

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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.

80% of Social Media Users Prefer Facebook for Connecting With Brands

Hubspot

When communicating with your target audience, it’s important to understand where most people will see and hear your messages as well as where they want to see and hear them.

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Savvy Speaks: Just Give Me a Reason!

Savvy B2B Marketing

Everyone needs a reason to do things. As marketers we are always asking prospects to give us their time, attention, or business. As freelance professionals we do the same things in our own professional lives. This week the Savvy Sisters share the reasons they give that get prospects off the fence.

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4 Mistakes Marketers Make With QR Codes

Hubspot

Question: How do we become cool and trendy inbound marketers? Answer: Try QR codes. Response: Hooray! We’ll put a QR code on our website today. Weeks later.). Question: What were your results? Answer: Uh…?

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Canadian Companies Use of Social Media

MI6 Marketing Agency

The Mi6 Chart of the Day is a new blog series where we feature a chart each weekday that we think is relevant and of interest to our readers. Our readers are comprised of entrepreneurs, business owners, marketing, sales and business development professionals.

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Flip My Funnel - Guide To B2B Account Based Marketing

As modern B2B marketers, we have been lucky enough to witness some of the most dramatic shifts in marketing strategies and technologies.

Answering the tough questions about social media

Biznology

Tweet This Post. Image via Wikipedia. Has your boss started asking you the so-called “tough questions” about social media yet? You know the ones. Is anyone making any money on this? Are we going to make any money? What’s the ROI for this social stuff? When are we going to see some results?

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The Future of Websites

Sazbean

When you’re talking about the future it’s hard not to get carried away. The future of almost everything seems exciting. Futuristic cars, houses, and of course, websites, will seemingly be able to perform almost any function, thanks to creativity and advances in technology. So our imagination runs wild.

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Case Study: ShoreTel TCO Tool (powered by Alinean)

The ROI Guy

The Unified Communications market is extremely competitive, and in order to move the discussion forward with today's more skeptical / frugal buyer, ShoreTel needed to quantify and prove the head-to-head cost advantages and superior value compared to competitive offerings.

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10 Key Digital Media Happenings to Get You to the End of the Week

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Brain Zap Facebook glam media Google netflix ning qwikster

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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.

Case Study: Windows Azure TCO Tool

The ROI Guy

The Windows Azure team needed to prove that its cloud platform made fiscal sense, comparing the TCO savings of its cloud platform to existing on-premise options.

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Hey Technology Sellers: Here's something just for you!

Jill Konrath's Fresh Sales Strategies Blog

If you're selling technology, you know how hard it can be to get your customers to understand the performance-enhancing business value that your company actually provides. 

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4 Ways to Keep Facebook Fans From 'Unliking' Your Page

Hubspot

Your Facebook fan base is an incredibly powerful marketing asset. You should be aiming to grow the number of fans of your business page in order to continually expand your reach. At the very least, you should be looking to retain the fans you already have.

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The Evolution of a Marketer

Modern B2B Marketing

by Maria Pergolino B2B Marketing: The Evolution of a Marketer. According to Merriam Webster, by definition, evolution is “a process of continuous change from a lower, simpler, or worse to a higher, more complex, or better state.”

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Lead Generation Checklist

You spend a lot of time, energy, and money doing lead generation to capture leads but it's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure.

Facebook Enhances News Feed and Introduces Ticker

Hubspot

If you thought Facebook was going to sit back and just watch Google+ take over, you were greatly mistaken.

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4 Ways to Confront Social Media Zombies

Manhattan Marketing Maven

How many zombies are among your Facebook fans or Twitter followers?    New research conducted by DDB indicates that fans and followers “unlike” brands who are too blabby or too irrelevant. Yet the numbers of disaffected fans who take the time to unlike your brands are in the minority. For every “unliker,” there are five former fans who have bailed out but not bothered to click the unlike button. 

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Is Social Media a waste of money

Wondering Out Loud

According to Gordon Beattie of Beattie Communications, social media is a waste of time and money for many companies.For those on a limited budget, and who doesn’t claim that to be a reality, Beattie suggests they are better off: getting their websites to the top of the search engines or grabbing the headlines in the press and media is going to give them a much better return than a social media marketing campaign.

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4 Simple Ways to Optimize Your Website for Local Search

Hubspot

The following post is an adapted excerpt from our new ebook, How to Increase Awareness and Generate Leads With Local SEO. For more tips on how to leverage local SEO, download the free ebook here. Leveraging local SEO can be a great way to get your business found by local searchers.

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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.

Marketing Profs Blog – Ditch B2B and Think B2P

ANNUITAS

The world of B2B marketing continues to change at an incredibly rapid pace. Just when it seems that marketing automation and social media are finally being adopted, we have pundits proclaiming them passé and that more cosmic shifts are underway. Yet in the midst of all this transformation in the B2B marketing landscape, reports have shown that many are still missing the mark and drawing the ire of CEOs. Press & Social News

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Challenge Creates Happiness

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

I recently heard from one of my regular readers who challenged a premise I made in my most recent post, For Sales: Practice makes perfect. I was thrilled to hear from Bob Terson , who is an accomplished sales guy and author, for two reasons. First, I was happy to know that I actually had a regular reader, and second I love being challenged.

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You want creative website copy…really? (Part I)

Tony Zambito

Since I moved into our agency’s interactive department almost a year ago, I’ve noticed something surprising. B2B companies are very unconformable with creativity…especially when it comes to their website. Ironically, creativity is the #1 quality marketers seek from an agency when they hire them, but they rarely approve the creative ideas. I guess the client/agency [.]. content Creative Interactive

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