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What Type of Website Do You Need?

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Websites have become an important part of B2B marketing. If you’re developing a new website, it’s important to decide how the site will support your sales process and marketing campaigns. website has taken the place of the corporate brochure, and it can play an important role in: Generating leads. Nurturing existing leads. Communicating to existing customers. Download it Here

3 Cool Lead Conversion Testing Tools

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Stop Guessing.Start Testing. In lead generation marketing our goal is to get visitors to take action. While we do our best to create compelling campaigns, content, graphics ad landing pages, we never really know how well they will perform until we get real live data. One of the ways to improve results is to continually test for better performing combinations. Google Website Optimizer.

Free Website Strategy and Planning Guides.Now Available

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We, at ClientBridge , are very process-oriented. We have guides, templates and checklists for just about everything we do. In the past, we have only used these tools for our own projects and client projects. But we decided that there are others who could put them to good use. So we are going to start releasing them to the public. Here's the link to the first set.

Are You Creating Marketing Assets for Your Business?

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One of the things that makes inbound marketing strategies and tactics so powerful is that it creates assets for your business. When you run a print ad, commercial or direct mail campaign, it's a one-time event. You take the results of your campaign and that's it.game over. But with Inbound Marketing, the campaign assets are in place forever. adds value to the process.

150 Content Marketing Tips

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

10 Steps to Launch Your Social Media Presence

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Be Social - If you are going to make social media work for your business you (or someone representing your company) are going to have to become actively involved. Keep in mind that blatant promotion rarely works in social media and can kill your social media presence quickly. Start by listing as many social media groups and communities that you can think of for your industry or market.

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Thoughts on Outsourced Lead Generation

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Outsourcing lead generation is always an interesting topic. Some people say that you should never outsource your lead generation.others wonder why you would ever do anything else. So here are a few quick thoughts on lead generation outsourcing: It is impossible for one person to be an expert in all of these areas. There is just too much to know and things move too fast. Stay involved.

B2B Lead Generation - Plan to Succeed

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If you are responsible for B2B lead generation, you probably have a hungry sales team to feed. But do you know how many leads you will need to meet sales targets? If you don’t know, you’re less likely to hit your goals. Try putting together a basic plan to tie your marketing campaigns to sales objectives. For what timeframe do you want to generate this estimate?

ClientBridge Blog Featured in B2B MarketingZone

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If you haven't found it already, I'd like to introduce you to a fantastic resource for B2B Marketing. It's called the B2B MarketingZone. This website offers a collection of the best B2B marketing advice, resources, blogs and articles, all brought together in one community. ClientBridge was recently added to the list of B2B MarketingZone "Official Rockstar Bloggers" that include Brian Carroll, Chris Brogan, Eloqua, Marketo and others. One of the coolest things about the B2B MarketingZone is the navigation. There are many ways to "slice" and "dice" content on the site.

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

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

4 Persuasive Lead Nurturing Statistics

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Lead nurturing is not a new topic, but most businesses still don't take advantage of this powerful sales and marketing tool. Lead nurturing is the process of systematically communicating with leads in order to educate, qualify and build a relationship until they become "sales ready". While this process doesn't have to be automated, much of it's power comes from the ability to make lead follow up "systematic". Automated lead nurturing systems can act like a virtual sales rep, developing leads until they demonstrate enough interest to engage with sales. These numbers are significant.

5 Steps to Getting Started with Lead Nurturing

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For those of us who are involved in the world of online marketing, it's easy to get infatuated with rankings and traffic. But at the end of the day, we all must stay focused on the fact that we do those things in order to not only generate leads but eventually convert leads to customers. Here are 5 steps for building a lead nurturing system that will help convert your list to qualified sales opportunities and customers. Define your funnel - think about the actions that your prospects typically take as they move through your sales process. Write down those steps and number them in sequence.

Social Media Marketing - The New Twitter

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Free Guide: Optimize Your Website

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Developing Your Keyword Strategy

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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.

Dissecting the Search Engine Results Page

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Search Marketing Basics - The 3 Types of Search Results

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Search Marketing Survey

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Tips for Lead Capture Forms on Your Website

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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.

How to Develop Content for Your Website

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How to Find a Hook

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Competitive Positioning: Start with a Market Profile

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Develop Your Search Engine Marketing Strategy

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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.

Business Internet Marketing - Where to Start?

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Integrate Your Social Media Strategies and Tools

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Does Social Media Marketing Apply To My Business?

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Another Software Company Succeeds with Inbound Marketing & HubSpot

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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.

Great Book on Social Media Marketing

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What is Google Buzz - The Next Social Media Marketing Tool?

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Social Media Marketing - Facebook Pages for Business

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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.

Ten reasons to blog – even if nobody reads it

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 . Building an engaged community through a business blog can be extremely difficult — sometimes impossible. Look at companies like General Electric who do an amazing job with their blog and yet have almost no “community&# or comments at all. There must be some good business reason they do it, right? . There better be. Do your competitors have a blog? This is valuable real estate!

A fascinating “hardcore” B2B social media success

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With many companies now engaged in social media marketing strategies for nearly two years or more, success stories are starting to emerge, even in the difficult marketing world of industrial B2B.  I discovered a great success story to share with you through a masters thesis being developed by Haakon Jenson of Norway. BACKGROUND. Limited marketing budget and employee resources. STRATEGY. RESULTS.

Want a Bigger Marketing Budget? Send Less Leads to Sales

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If your 2011 marketing budget is tighter than you want it to be, trying giving sales less leads. According to Marketing Sherpa’s just-released 2011 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report , a whopping 80 percent of the 935 respondents said they pass unqualified leads along to sales. That’s a costly mistake. Let me explain why: For every 100 raw leads, only 4 to 7 are ready to buy.

A Simple B2B Marketing Framework

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We often discuss in this blog how B2B marketing is becoming more complex, and how to manage this complexity. Marketing is getting involved in many more areas that touch the customer along the buying process, multiplied by a dizzying variety of new tactics, online communications and engagement platforms. But that's content for another blog post. Let me know your thoughts about this framework.

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.