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B2B BloggingTrends in 2011

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Business-to-Business (B2B) marketers are finding that publishing valuable and relevant content on their blogs and websites is a sure shot way to gather more leads. Given the rising importance of B2B blogging, Tony Karrer and Tom Pick have brought together the best thought leaders in B2B blogging to answer some key questions in B2B BloggingTrends in 2011. Why or why not? Howard J. Related Links.

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How to Craft White Papers that Generate Quality Business Leads?

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Today white papers have become HOT marketing vehicles, and countless numbers of companies are using them to generate leads and grow their business. In fact, research conducted from leading industry analysts such as Marketing Sherpa, Eccolo Media, Tech Target, and Information Week all show that the vast majority of today’s business decision makers use white papers to make critical purchase decisions and learn about vendor solutions. Now there’s an online class that will teach you every phase of the white paper lead generation. eBook: “Crafting White Paper 2.0: Conferences

Social Media & Content Marketing Predictions 2012

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Content Marketing Institute has published marketing predictions from over 80 contributors. FREE Download. No Registration. What are you waiting for? Grab a cup of coffee and browse this reasure trove to get ready for 2012. Social Media & Content Marketing Predictions 2012 View more presentations from Content Marketing Institute. Here is the my prediction. Tips and Techniques

Annual Content Marketing Retreat 2012

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Do you want to learn what it takes to succeed with content marketing, with a drill down into the latest approaches, tools and services that make measurement, content creation, curation, publication and distribution more effective. Are you ready for the 2nd Annual Content Marketing Retreat in 2012 ? Russell Sparkman. Blog FusionSpark Twitter Fusionspark NewMedia2012.

150 Content Marketing Tips

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

Content Marketing Playbook: Connect with your Customers

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My content marketing heros Jonathan Kranz and Joe Pulizzi have collabrated to create magic again. The brand new version of Content Marketing Playbook has been released! It is a treasure trove of information for marketers. Download the eBook [for FREE with NO subscription form] and read it - TODAY! What are the top 10 content marketing tactics? 1. Blog. 2. Enewsletter. 3. White Paper. 4. Article. 5.

Launch: Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition

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If there is anybody who should write a book on how to launch and grow a new business, it should be Mike Stelzner. Mike is a white paper expert and social media rockstar who launched Social Media Examiner in late 2009. In less than 5 months after launch, Social Media Examiner was declared the #1 small business blog in the world by Technorati and had added more than 13,000 email subscribers.

Content Marketing World 2011

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Joe Pulizzi , content marketing evangelist, is putting together the greatest show on earth for marketers. It is called Content Marketing World 2011. Joe, is the co-author of Get Content. Get Customers. and one of the leading thought leaders behind the content marketing and social media movement. Joe has rounded up the best and brightest marketers on the planet. Conferences

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2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women

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Mothers Day 2011 was indeed a special day. Yes, I got the usual hugs and wishes from my 2 boys, family and friends. My 8 year old son Shakthi brought home a "I love you Mom" painting and also presented me with a "Breakfast Menu"(which included the mandatory cup of coffee for mom!). My 2 year old son Arya was getting on a flight from India to come see mom. Reviews

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

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

Listen. Educate. Engage.

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60 Speakers, 60 Minutes, 60 Ways “Personalization” is Revolutionizing the Field of Marketing as we know It. Tune in for FREE at 1pm EST n Tuesday March 29 for virtual conference Future of Marketing 2. Join me and several other world class marketing experts (including Guy Kawasaki , Charlene Li , David Armano , Bob Gilbreath , Tony Hsieh ) to learn how to personalize marketing. Step 1.

ClickInsights: What was your "Aha" moment in 2010? - Part 1

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It’s almost the end of the year and we will soon start a fresh one. What is amazing about the end of the year is the festive mood it puts us in. It also puts us in a reflective mood as we ponder over what has transpired and how we have come out of this year stronger than we went in. Read on to get their insights. Jonathan Kantor. Blog WhitePaperPundit Twitter Jonathan_Kantor. Jonathan Kranz.

Content Marketing Predictions for 2011 - Content Snacking will be the Vogue

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Joe Pulizzi has rounded up over 100 of content marketing thought leaders to weigh in on content marketing and social media predictions in 2011. The result is just AWESOME. Download the 2011 content marketing and social media predictions eBook. What is my content marketing prediction for 2011? Information overload is an understatement. Multitasking cannot be avoided. Minimize your content. Reviews

Future of Marketing - Technology Enabled Personalized Marketing

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Customers have very heterogeneous needs. So, it indeed is challenging for us marketers to personalize marketing. Let us address 2 questions. Question 1. What will personalization help us achieve? Personalized marketing will help us marketers engage meaningfully with different target audiences. Question 2. How to personalize marketing? Follow the ICE Formula. I – Identify your Buyer Persona. buyer persona is not just a zombie - but a profile based on your understanding of a real customer and their real wants. C – Create Compelling Content. Engage and educate them. Thought Leadershi

Thesis vs Genesis – Comparing Premium WordPress Themes

Sazbean

Over the Labor Day weekend, I had the pleasure of working on my first website using the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. I say pleasure because it happened to be my husband’s new photography site, and it was the first theme he’s chosen that didn’t lead me to using a string of obscenities that might actually shock people who regularly watch HBO. Thesis vs Genesis. Enjoy! 59.95.

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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.

The Trouble with Klout

Paul Gillin

Estimating influence is a delicate balance of art and science. People are drawn to quantitative methods because scores are easy to understand. The downside of reducing influence to a number, though, is oversimplification. Lately, I’ve been looking at  Klout , the popular new tool that bills itself as “The Standard&# for influence measurement. The more I look at it, the less I like it.

7 Reasons Why Business Websites Are Still Important

Sazbean

With all the hype around Facebook, blogs and Twitter, I often get asked whether a business still needs a website. seriously) Having a good website for your business is even more important now that technologies like Twitter and Facebook make it easier for more people to find you. People search through search engines like Google or Bing, not via Facebook for fan pages. What do you think?

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity

Few phenomena have ever spread as far and grown as rapidly as social media; obviously, this has tapped into something essential to our nature. What is it? The answer may come from the email marketing field. According to a recent study by email service provider Aweber, four simple words virtually guaranteed to get an email opened are: “You are not alone.”. Jennifer Aaker. aaker. Diana Adams. Ambal.

Social CRM and Return on Marketing: Customer Life Cycle Value

Conversionation

No marketing activity is an island. No customer-centric business process should be isolated. Every business should be working on integrating all data platforms, silos, marketing channels and businesses processes right now in order to have a single customer view and 360 degrees social CRM approach. Smart campaigns and branding are crucial for every business. Integrated. People-centric. Why now?

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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 the Term “Marketing-Qualified Lead” Creates Serious Confusion – Part I

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet. SiriusDecisions made a brilliant contribution to B2B marketing several years ago when they created their Demand Waterfall. That “waterfall” is a metaphor for key funnel stages. It seems like everyone I talk to who works in the technology industry, which is an early adopter of marketing innovations, uses the Demand Waterfall framework. What Does “Marketing-Qualified Lead” Mean to You?

Connect Your Blog to Facebook Automatically

Writing on the Web

Are your blog posts fed automatically into Facebook? The other day I was horrified to learn that a dear client was manually posting his blog articles to Facebook. Yikes! No wonder blogging seems tiresome and time-consuming. took my pencil and rapped him on the knuckles, gave him a virtual scowl and promised to write a post about how to do this. How to Automatically Link Blog Posts to Facebook.

Why Klout matters. A lot.

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Yes, this is a real invitation. If you hate Klout … and you probably do … try to take a deep breath and read ahead with an open mind. And, unlike every other blogger on the planet it seems, I’ve come to the conclusion that this is a very important development. In fact, a historically important development. Never has. Never will. Now, for a different perspective. Even me. Right?

6 Reasons Social Media Sucks, But You Need to Use It Anyway

Webbiquity

Amid all of the hype, conferences, and rapid adoption of social media marketing by organizations from sole proprietors to the Fortune 100, there remains an undercurrent of skepticism. This surfaces in posts like Social Media Skepticism , 5 reasons why social media skeptics maybe right and Business social networking: where’s the ROI? Image credit: Spin Sucks. Reasons Social Media Sucks. 1.

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.

Are we killing our customers with engagement?

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By Neicole Crepeau, Contributing {grow} Columnist. Facebook is seeing a decline in use. Studies show that users are un-Liking business pages. Consumers are getting savvy and more jaded about businesses use of social media—and they’re responding negatively. The thing is, it’s our own fault. So, lots of companies have done just that. Sure, there are exceptions. Those customers are a minority, though.

7 ideas to turn PowerPoint slides into social media marketing gold

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Although PowerPoint has been around for years, it is still the king of presentation software tools.  It is an absolutely critical arrow in my business marketing quiver … and for some reasons that might surprise you! Here are seven ideas to use PowerPoint slides to create new value for your social media marketing efforts: 1. Populate Slideshare. Do it. 2. Spice up a blog post. Make an eBook.

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Social media marketing has gone well beyond the hype stage and is now mainstream business practice. Still, questions remain: how do I use social media most effectively across the enterprise? Which social media monitoring tools should I use? What should I monitor for? How do I use my time and resources most effectively? What social media developments and trends should I be watching? What to do?

Content Marketing: What Content People Share And Why They Do It

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Why do people share content? It’s a simple question but when looking at it, you’ll quickly discover the answer is all but easy, depends on many factors and requires a good deal of psychological insights. However, in trying to answering it, one can find a lot of value for his business and “target groups” in this social media and multi-channel marketing age where content plays an increasing role and content marketing is a hot topic. Content is an enormously broad concept that we use every day without really defining it. We seldom talk about what it is. Thus context. Or are we both?

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.

The Three Most Dangerous Social Media Metrics

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By Srini nvas Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist. while back I said that metrics and measurements have a tendency to limit our potential. What I failed to realize was that this is only the case when we measure the wrong things.  As bloggers it’s really easy to get caught up in comparison and competition. As a result we end up measuring the things that don’t have a strong impact on our business.

Social Media is Lowering Our Content Standards

Digital B2B Marketing

Sharing has ceased to be an endorsement of the quality of content. Social media has created the expectation that we share content, and in the drive to meet the content demands social media places on us, our content standards are falling. …&# or “+100 RT …&# ). As Jessica Northey wrote recently, Don’t Should On Yourself and instead, find what works for you. Forget the Rules.

Monitoring vs Analytics [Infographic]

Buzz Marketing for Technology

After two years at the helm of Avaya’s social media strategy which produced a very strong ROI in the Social Customer Support area, I am happy to say we finally got that strategy institutionalized within the Support organization so I found myself with a rare opportunity to evolve our strategy from brand monitoring and reputation management to something higher order like Social Insights.

The making of a social media slut

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I crossed the line.  I think I have become a social media slut. Before I tell my tale, let me relate a few of my experiences this week … A very talented friend told me he was rejected for a job at a major ad agency because his Klout score was too low. A B2B marketing agency Managing Director told me he chose between two qualified candidates based on their Klout score. Oh my God. Filthy. 

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.

What a Hotel Manager Taught Me About the Future of Business

Paul Gillin

Scott Wright is the general manager of the Wyndham Wingate Hotel in Erlanger, KY, and in a 15-minute ride to the airport yesterday morning he taught me something about the future of business. The fact that the manager of the hotel was driving me to the airport was unusual in the first place, but Wright makes it part of his routine. Customer service is number two. Certainly not with advertising.

The New Social Buyer Ecosystem

Tony Zambito

Image via Wikipedia. From a B2B market view, the new social buyer ecosystem continues to undergo a rapid evolution.    The pace in 2011 has noticeably quickened.    A new social buyer ecosystem is developing with implications on our conventional thinking about how B2B buyers in particular may actually go about researching and buying. New Buyer Perspectives Evolving.

20 of the world’s most clever Twitter bios

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Last year I started “collecting” great Twitter bios and kind of got hooked. When I decided to publish “The All-Time Best Twitter bios,” and “The 20 Funniest Twitter Bios,”  readers of {grow} seemed to get hooked too!  So here we are with the third edition. These are all real Twitter bios … @MichaelACaruso. I’ve learned I don’t know anything. 

The Ultimate Truth About Klout and Influence

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An analysis of Klout, the use of it and the concept of influence from the Klout and social network perspective. Let me start by disappointing you. I do not know the ultimate truth. just wanted to grab your attention. That’s what you do with a post title now and then. However, now that you’re [.]. Opinion Social media marketing Eloqua influence Joe Fernandez K+ Klout Klout score PeerIndex

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.