Mon.Feb 27, 2012

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“You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know” – the Problem with Insular Thinking

Fearless Competitor

I think the insular thinking problem affects a lot of companies. While it’s imperative that companies look outside and at other industries for ideas, some companies are insular.

Missed the Webinar, but the Truth is Ugly

Fearless Competitor

Virtually everyone raising sales quotas, few companies feeling confident in making the number and companies adding even more salespeople – sounds to me like a prescription for disaster! I missed this webinar by CSO Insights, so I did not get all the details from Jim and Barry = but the facts in their email were scary indeed.

Sales Management & The Impact of Social Media

Your Sales Management Guru

Sales Management and the Impact of Social Media. Ken Thoreson. While in the process of writing a future magazine column on the future of sales and social media I interviewed three people and posed several questions in order to get their view points. I thought for this week’s blog I would also introduce you to my current thinking and I would really enjoy hearing your thoughts on the direction of sales and the use of social media.

Lead Scores Too High? Maybe They Need An Expiration Date.

The Point

In the early stages of a recent client engagement, it became apparent that the schema already in place to determine and assign lead scores was, well: broken.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

Understanding the Difference between LinkedIn Company Pages and Facebook Fan Pages

WindMill Networking

LinkedIn Company Pages are actually a combination of a number of different modules that are rarely maximized by businesses.

The iPad and the False Distinction Between Consumption and Creation

B2B Memes

Listening yesterday to Leo Laporte’s podcast, This Week in Tech , I was reminded how technology is constantly befuddling those who believe in a clear distinction between content consumption and creation.

LinkedIn Launches Company Follow Button (How to Add It Now)


Looking to generate more followers for your awesomely optimized LinkedIn Company Page ? (It It is awesomely optimized, right?) This morning, LinkedIn made it just a little bit easier to generate company followers with the launch of its new follow button.

How One Comic Genius NewsJacked the Entire 2012 Oscars

Content Marketing Today

Sasha Baron Cohen Grabs the Spotlight with Only a Beard, a Uniform, 2 Pretty ‘Security Guards’, and the ‘Ashes’ of Kim Il Jung. Every year the American Academy Awards attracts tens of millions of viewers, no matter how boring the 3+ hour television event might be.

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.

Best Place to Eat at 4AM (And 8 Other SXSW Tips)

It's All About Revenue

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this It’s that time again. South By Southwest is upon us, and tech geeks, film aficianados and music lovers will soon converge upon Austin, Texas for about two weeks of mayhem.

20 Fresh Stats About the State of Inbound Marketing in 2012


HubSpot's 2012 State of Inbound Marketing Report is now available! The report is based on a survey conducted in January 2012 of 972 marketing professionals. The study includes data and insights about marketers' costs, budgets, lead quality, and priorities.

Fueling Your Inbound Marketing Strategy: Staff and Budget

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jon Miller So your company is committed to an inbound marketing strategy; in which kind of resources should a CMO invest on a sustainable basis? Success with inbound marketing will not happen by itself.

SEO is Only One Part of an Integrated Marketing Strategy


People are constantly using the Internet. Whether they are browsing from a desktop computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet, the Internet is always “on”. When people are looking for information and researching products and services, they turn to the Internet.

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.

SEO FYI: 9 Tips for B2B Website Lead Generation Improvement

B2B Ideas @ Work

The B2B website home page plays a major role in lead generation and positive return on marketing investment. B2B marketers must drive qualified visitors to the website and convert them to qualified leads with a persuasive call-to-action. Visitors can then access an offer by providing contact information on a landing page. These conversions can then be nurtured with marketing automation and passed on to sales for further follow-up and ultimately converting to new customers.

How To Cold Call A Sales Executive

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

Cold calling can be hard enough, never mind cold calling into sales prospects who are professionals in the very process you are trying to engage them in. As in any other role, sales professionals have business challenges just like any IT, finance, marketing, or HR exec.

What everyone needs to know about content


If there is one theme that resonates on this blog, it’s Content. My definition of content, as it relates to Content Marketingis; the message we share in order to attract the right people’s attention and then earn their interest, to their betterment and the development of our company and personal brand.

This is the week that was: Is the world ready for change?

Earnest about B2B

While we are treated to one day of glorious sunshine in London, and share stories from a very Earnest night out; we look back on a week in which all the talk was about the Pinterest craze swooping the internet.

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.

This is the week that was: Is the world ready for change?

Earnest about B2B

While we are treated to one day of glorious sunshine in London, and share stories from a very Earnest night out; we look back on a week in which all the talk was about the Pinterest craze swooping the internet. Amid all the pinning, however, we managed to dig out the best blogs, articles and resources to keep you knowledge thirsty B2B marketers going for another week.

INFOGRAPHIC: Guide to Social Media Success

Client Bridge

From Simply Business, here's an infographic flowchart for business owners implementing a social media strategy. Click image to open interactive version (via Simply Business ). View Original Article