July, 2016

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If you post it will they come?

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I work harder promoting my online content than I do writing the posts themselves. And so does everyone else, including mainstream media. If you build it, they won’t come unless you get the party started yourself. Not even revolutions just happen. Everything requires a  vanguard of the proletariat , a catalyst , a shove , a newsie , a  royal entrance fanfare , even the King ! Like this post?

I’m an influencer, pay me more!

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Back in January I had the honor of being a guest on Shel Holtz ‘s premier PR podcast,  For Immediate Release. It must have gone well because I was back on a panel of PR professionals yesterday , joining Shel,  Zeno Group EVP Frank Eliason , and Cision SVP Heidi Sullivan. Lucky for me, a major focus of our time together was influencer marketing. Kindness opens many doors online.

Why don’t more marketers use keyword research?

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I recently had the privilege to sit in on FIR B2B episode 45 : a podcast by Paul Gillin and David Strom. When my wife heard it, she said they sound like the “Click and Clack of tech.” Needless to say, it was a lot of fun. I had a few belly laughs and we also covered some serious topics. brief description: you build digital experiences using the words and phrases of your target audience.

Earned media influencer outreach is alive and well

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As I mentioned last month in Influencer Marketing Tools of the Trade , Dan Krueger and I are in the midst of an earned-media blogger outreach campaign on behalf of Skinny & Co.  We just finished our first week and we’ve already delivered products to 47 bloggers and have another 60 queued up for delivery this week — and we’ve only reached out once so far. The Skinny & Co.

150 Content Marketing Tips

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

Social media, echo chambers, and the decline of discourse

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When I fell in love with social media a decade ago, I was convinced that media democratization would be the best thing for informed political discourse since the invention of television. Unfettered access to a diverse world of perspectives would make us more enlightened, tolerant, and aware. could not have been more wrong. The U.S. How did access to information actually make us less informed?

The best salesman ever?

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I once worked with a software company who, upon retaining me, described all the problems that they were having in product development. They needed my help because the software developers were not moving fast enough, not delivering the features the clients wanted, and losing ground to competitors. These are serious problems, but I have faced them before. So, I went to work. soon found out why.

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How most Social Media experts are wrong about LinkedIn

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I’ve read from many social media experts (including Jay Baer ) that you should take a scattershot approach to LinkedIn. Now, don’t get me wrong, I usually love Jay’s blog content on ConvinceandConvert.com. on his blog, in LinkedIn group discussions, on LinkedIn Pulse and even in his presentations (including the one at Social Fresh), Jay mentioned that shotguns trump rifles in social media.

Is your marketing telling customers to go away?

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I travel a lot for business. Not  Up in the Air level travel, but I probably do 4-5 hotel nights a month. So, I am not the top customer ever, but I figured I was someone worth pursuing. At least I thought so, since I seem to watch ads trail me all over the web every time I am booking a trip. Sure, I understand that the Ritz-Carlton is differentiated from the Red Roof Inn. Hampton Inn and Courtyard?

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

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

What’s the killer app in B2B marketing? Face-to-face events

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I was teaching B2B digital marketing in Buenos Aires this month, and found some of my students to be dismayed by one data point that came up again and again in the course: of all tactics in the B2B marketing toolkit, the most valued, the most used, and the most effective is face-to-face events. It’s not digital, except tangentially. Why is this the case, and what does that mean for us marketers?

Is your website’s newsroom missing key pieces of content?

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If one of your company’s goals is to gain media attention, then your website can be a supporting factor with the information that the press and even your customers might be looking for. Sending out press releases and advertising on a regular basis will garner the attention you are looking for; but what happens if they come to your website looking for information? Contact Information. Summary.

The EU brand, Brexit, and millennials – a lost opportunity for all

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In many ways, the EU (European Union) was the ideal brand, because its core promise to all Europeans involved sharing and connecting across all borders. But the tumultuous impact of Brexit on the future viability of the EU brand is a good example of what happens when an outside event undermines its basic brand positioning. The EU brand meant more to Millennials than older people. as well.

Machine Learning: a digital Cambrian explosion about to happen

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Evolution as understood by Charles Darwin was supposed to happen very slowly and gradually. That’s why he, and many other scientists, were puzzled by an event that happened about 540 million years ago, known as the Cambrian Explosion. Over the last several years, technology pundits have been gravitating around the big data + mobile + cloud + social as the big game changers of our time.

Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

745 marketers told us how effective their content marketing is. Here's what we learned.

Is your marketing running on excuses?

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One of my daughters was in her first year of college when she spoke to her professor about how to turn in her assigned essay outside of his class. The teacher assured her she could come to his office later that day, and if he wasn’t there, that she should just slip it under his office door. At that point, my daughter questioned whether it was safe to slip the homework under the door.

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Content marketing and SEO, a relationship of evolution

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Does your current content marketing strategy stand alone? Have you wondered why your best content isn’t bringing the organic traffic you expected? It’s not a chicken or the egg scenario. Content marketing has an innate relationship with SEO. Tyler covers the following: A contextual history of content marketing and its ever-evolving state of flux. Thanks to all our sponsors!

Why brands need a different kind of content.

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There’s been a lot written about content creation, placement, and promotion in recent months. In fact, you know Content Marketing is gaining in importance when universities start creating CM course curricula and incorporating them into their digital marketing programs. I’m going to attempt to connect some dots touching on all three of those CM disciplines beginning with this short blog post intro.

Pokémon Go and the virtual future of storytelling

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Not playing Pokémon Go yet? Think it’s just for kids? If your specialty is digital marketing, and you haven’t tested it yet, it’s time. The game is wildly popular. Combining augmented reality, GPS, and mobile devices, it creates a social experience enabling players to explore the real world. Why Gaming is Good for Business. Virtual Reality and the Future of Marketing.

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Definitive Guide to Planning a New Content Initiative

Are you kicking off new content initiatives this year? This comprehensive ebook from DivvyHQ asks the 10 most vital questions that should be answered (before you start executing anything) to ensure the success of each new content initiative.

Kindness opens many doors online

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There are a lot of a s online, though very few of them are dyed-in-the-wool. They’re simply exceptionally guarded , armored against all the other a s online. It’s a vicious cycle. We’ve all been hurt before, but it’s a Mexican standoff. Reddit, right ? Facebook, right ? Twitter? Lewis. and attention-seeking. You want to be loved and appreciated. That’s it.

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.

3 Things Jerry Seinfeld Can Teach Us About Creating Quality Content

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Jerry Seinfeld’s show “ Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee ” is not just good fun – it’s also built on a simple foundation of quality content gold, which you can replicate without breaking the bank on antique automobiles. Yes, that’s Margaret Cho cracking up at something Jerry Seinfeld just said. Ferrell, for the last time, we're going to ask you to put the cigar out.”.

No I Do Not Want To See Your Demo

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A few weeks ago I had the privilege and opportunity to deliver the closing keynote for the B2B Summit in London.  The event, hosted by B2B Marketing , was a one-day event that delivered multiple sessions focused on best practices on everything from content, measurement, demand generation and Account-Based Marketing (ABM) strategies. Then, they ask if I have time for a 30-minute demo. ”   .

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.

45 Impressive Marketing Operations Champions You Should Follow [Infographic]

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Marketing operations success continues to grow in importance. The marketing operations function allows organizations to deliver the right message to the right segment at the right time. Who are these unsung heroes? We gathered together a variety of marketing operations professionals spanning numerous industries. We encourage you to follow and connect with them on social. Kimi Abdullah. Ryan Abrams.

How Understanding The Goals And Intent Of Buyers Can Transform Marketing

Tony Zambito

Transformation by Yu Luck. People and professionals in organizations can have different intentions while working towards the accomplishment of organizational, as well as, individual goals.  Understanding the difference between intent-driven and goal-driven behaviors allows for deeper levels of understanding buyers (customers).  The relationship between intent and goals is a very important one. 

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How to turn social media connections into an actionable audience

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By Mark Schaefer. Probably the biggest myth — and mistake — I see regarding social media marketing is the idea that audience equals action. It doesn’t. Most of the time, your social media connections begin as “weak relational links.” ” It’s like a handshake. It simply means the door has been opened. Don’t believe me? Let me prove it to you. Fowler.

5 Essential Elements to Include in Every Sales Pitch

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Guest post by Ken Sterling. Effectively closing sales is the bread and butter of your business. Here’s how to hit a home run every time. According to researchers at the University of Florida, 20% of all salespeople make 80% of all sales (also known as the 20/80 rule or the Pareto principle ), which makes securing a spot in that top 20% crucial to running a competitive and profitable business.

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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.

Emoji marketing? You better believe it!

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By Hannah Chapple, {grow} Community Member. Emoji marketing is one of the hottest trends for brands and marketers right now. Yes, the small cartoon icons which have often been thought of as a passing millennial trend are here to stay and extend far beyond teen texting. In fact, emojis are the fastest-growing digital language. In 2015 the Oxford Dictionary chose an emoji as the word of the year.

Industrial Content Marketing Fails to Engage with Target Audience

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial content marketing used by manufacturers, distributors and engineering companies is failing to engage the target audience – engineers, technical professionals and industrial buyers. This is not a new problem. Back in 2014, Forrester had published their research report titled B2B Content Fails The Customer Engagement Test. This is only a content summary.

How to Use Trigger Events for More and Better Leads

B2B Lead Generation Blog

People aren’t ready to buy when we want to sell. Think about it. . This common statement has big implications if you’re doing account-based marketing (ABM) and lead generation. Why doing more lead generation activity doesn’t help  . CEB discovered that a typical for B2B customer is 57% into their purchase process before they directly engage a sales rep or talk to a supplier. Conclusion.

Batman, Pokemon, and an essential lesson from the heart of marketing

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Let me tell you about me and Batman. When I was a little boy, I would eagerly await each new episode of the old Batman TV series. It was campy and funny, but to me, Batman was real, and my first true hero. ordered a Batman utility belt from my cereal box, I collected Batman cards, I even drew up plans to build a Batmobile in my basement. dwelled in a cardboard Bat Cave. How did this happen?

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10 Key Marketing Trends for 2016

Learn how you can deliver the outstanding cross-channel experiences your contacts want.

BANT Criteria in a Buyer-Centric World? No More

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Everyone in sales and marketing knows what BANT stands for – Budget, Authority, Need and Timeframe. This concept was first introduced by IBM in the early 2000s and was the gold-standard for qualifying sales and marketing “leads.” It was used religiously to determine sales-ready leads and almost every sales representative (inside as well as outside) and marketer knew the value of these qualifiers.

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