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5 Ways to Differentiate Your Company in a Highly Competitive Marketplace

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5 Ways to Differentiate Your Company in a Highly Competitive Marketplace  (click on title to register for this webinar). Date: February 15, 2012 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST Presented by True Influence (“hand selected” Jeff as speaker for this event.). Overview. With prospects drinking from the fire-hose of content every day, their fingers hover over the Delete key. Some actual case studies.

The Mad Marketing TV 2012 Kick-Off Show

Fearless Competitor

If you missed it, here is the our awesome 2012 kickoff show featuring the Celebrity CMO Jeffrey Hayzlett. Compliments of the global marketing firm, Find New Customers. You can learn about the show host, Jeff Ogden, the Fearless Competitor, by visiting his AboutMe profile. Saddle Up and Run the Gauntlet! Interviews & Guest Appearances Mad Marketing TV

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Are You Alive? Why Your Blog is the Heartbeat of Your Business.

Fearless Competitor

As part of my day-to-day activities at the b2b demand generation and global marketing company  Find New Customers , I research the websites of lots and lots of companies. find typically a Resource Page with eBooks, white papers, webinars, etc. Nice stuff. Sometimes (not very often) they have a decent sign-up form. But there’s a problem. I’ve never heard of the firm. That’s your blog. Bingo!

Almost 3 out of 4 B2B leads are NOT sales-ready. Better crank up Demand Generation

Fearless Competitor

In a Marketing Sherpa Case Study  The Complex Sale: Lead scoring effort increases conversion 79%  (click the link for the full case study) But we summarize here. It was found that almost 3 out of 4 leads (73%) being passed to sales are not sales-read y. This is a massive waste of time and money. Find New Customers needs to share this with top executives in B2B companies. By implementing Lead Scoring , the number of leads went down and revenues went up. Fewer leads means higher revenue. Lead scoring needs to be part of your marketing strategy. RESULTS. Converted leads increased 79%.

The Rise of the Customer Marketer

Explore the changes taking place in customer marketing from the perspective of customer marketers themselves.

Mad Marketing TV with the “God-Father” of B2B demand generation – Mac McIntosh

Fearless Competitor

Mac McIntosh is one of the most highly respected and experienced practitioners of b2b demand generation and lead management. So the show host, Jeff Ogden , President of Find New Customers was thrilled to have him as our guest on Mad Marketing TV. sponsored by Act-On Software.). Here are the two shows we did with Mac: Creating Compelling Offers in B2B demand generation.

5 Ways to Differentiate Your Company in a Highly Competitive Market – Webinar

Fearless Competitor

5 Ways to Differentiate Your Company in a Highly Competitive Marketplace  (click on title to register for this webinar). Date: February 15, 2012 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST Presented by True Influence (“hand selected” Jeff as speaker for this event.). Overview. With prospects drinking from the fire-hose of content every day, their fingers hover over the Delete key. Some actual case studies.

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The Future of Newspapers etc.is Digital

Fearless Competitor

The Movie, Music and Newspaper industry is missing the point. Let’s set them straight. As the President of Find New Customers , I’m now in my 50′s and I’ve read newspapers like the New York Times and Wall St Journal in print for decades, but the world is changing fast. The business models of the past are collapsing. Some say people only steal. Let’s look at the debate and share some insights. Newspaper Death Watch  - is a website chronicling the decline of newspapers. Paul was my  guest on Mad Marketing TV , the marketing show I host.). Journal. The answer is no.

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February Fan of the Month – Christine “CK” Kerley

Fearless Competitor

The B2B demand generatio n company Find New Customers is proud to announce our “Fan of the Month” winner for February 2012 – Mobile Marketing guru Christina “CK” Kerley. ( @cksays on Twitter)This young lady is a dynamo and passionate marketing expert. cannot wait to have her as my guest on Mad Marketing TV. Check out her website and awesome content at  [link].

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.

Social Media Camp, February 16, 2012

Fearless Competitor

The B2B Demand Generation and global marketing company  Find New Customers is sponsoring this event in NYC. Jeff Ogden of Find New Customers is also a featured speaker and the host of Mad Marketing TV. New Speaker Added! Corning’s YouTube video “A Day Made of Glass” has over 17.5 MILLION views on YouTube. SMAC2012.com.

Social Media Camp, February 16, 2012

Fearless Competitor

The B2B Demand Generation and global marketing company  Find New Customers is sponsoring this event in NYC. Jeff Ogden of Find New Customers is also a featured speaker and the host of Mad Marketing TV. Social Media Action Camp (#SMAC) is a one day conference designed to provide a digital communications learning environment for small business owners, media enthusiast and entrepreneurs. SMAC2012.com.

Sunday Learning | Why SOPA/PIPA is a bad idea

Fearless Competitor

Sundays are for learning. In less than 20 minutes, you can learn something new. This is our tradition on the blog belonging to the B2B demand generation  and global marketing company, Find New Customers. This one discussed the bills in Congress recently and though SOPA/PIPA is dead for now, it’s good to understand the root issue. Sunday Posts Sunday learning

Does Outsourcing Demand Generation Make Sense for You?

Fearless Competitor

Marketing Outsourcing is growing fast. But does it really make sense for you? Why not hire an in-house person to head demand generation? The CMO of a West Coast software firm posted a job – VP of Marketing and Demand Generation. Undoubtedly, she is flooded with resumes. But is hiring the best approach? think the answer is “No.” ” We believe there are huge advantages to outsourcing. To understand this comparison, let’s look at posting a job for demand generation vs purchasing the Full Demand Generation Program from Find New Customers. Cut to final 2. Pray it sticks.

Replacing “Authentic” in Social Media

Digital B2B Marketing

Authentic. You can’t turn around in the social media echo chamber without bumping into this word. The problem is, beyond the social media land of unicorns, authentic isn’t relevant. As I explored in Don’t Be Authentic: Real Social Media Marketing Advice on SpinSucks , we don’t really want to see authentic in social media. Authentic is the wrong objective.

Six Key Steps to Successful Marketing Automation Adoption

Selecting a Marketing Automation platform can be a daunting task. With so many options out there, your success with Marketing Automation depends on selecting the platform that best fits your needs.

The Single Buyer Model: A Dangerous Road Towards Competitive B2B Marketing

Tony Zambito

Building A Tribe Of Buyers ©All Rights Reserved Kenny Madden. Many B2B Marketers today are faced with the daunting tasks of connecting with buyers in new ways and using new mediums that are still in infancy.  New tactical approaches have been introduced at a rapid rate and some old ideas repurposed with new labels – all in an effort to find the ever flowing fountain of gaining buyer attention. 

Eric Got Me Thinking About The Next Buyer Revolution

Tony Zambito

Image via Wikipedia. In my most recent article, Boost Demand Generation Using Target Ready Buyer Models , a comment was posted by the ever thoughtful Eric Wittlake, author of the blog B2B Digital Marketing and a member of the team at the Integrated B2B Marketing Agency – Babcock and Jenkins.  This comment really got me thinking.  Organization Infrastructure. Research and Insight.

Survey Results: Improving Content Marketing is the #1 Priority for 2012 Lead Generation.

NuSpark

I recently conducted a poll on LinkedIn asking respondents what they believe should be the #1 priority in 2012 for generating leads in B2B firms.  The poll was promoted throughout LinkedIn Groups; a mix of b2b marketing and sales groups that I am a member of.  I received 172 votes and the results were quite interesting. Great content is the fuel to social media messaging, sharing, and engagement.

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Will Content Marketing Destroy Social Media?

B2B Marketing Insider

There was a recent exchange on twitter where a prominent, intelligent and well-respected analyst predicted that content marketing will destroy social media. mean “Whoa!”…The ”…The power of content marketing! The suggestion was that content marketing will result in the rapid erosion of the sacred trust we all have in the established media. Is it blurring? chiprodgers.

8 Ways to Create More Effective Lead Generation Programs

Explore key areas you should focus on with your content syndication strategy in order to help you get the attention of your target audience and build trust.

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity

Reports, surveys, studies and infographics are among the most popular content posted and shared across social networks. We’re all hungry for data. Marketers, we’re told, need to think like publishers. But which networks are most effective for spreading the content produced? How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing? Who is actually consuming all of this content?

The Key Question Marketers Forget to Ask

Conversionation

“What do we want?”. It is the question marketers (and managers) ask each time they consider launching a new project or solving a business question. Answering it is a must if you want to develop a proper strategy. Define the goals, analyze the best ways to achieve them, determine how to measure success, launch, [.]. Blog Customer-centricity customer-centric Kristin Zhivago touch points

25 Non-Financial Benefits of Business Blogging

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

While the use of blogging as a marketing and communications platform continues to grow for many organizations, you still might be facing this question from your boss — “Why are we doing this?” ” The most obvious answer is that you are ultimately trying to influence some behavior or attitude. You want your readers to buy, register, understand, donate, attend, etc.

Taking B2B Marketing Mobile: The Pitfalls and Payback

B2B Lead Generation Blog

She will be moderating a panel discussion, Integrating Mobile Campaigns for the Complex Sale , at the MarketingSherpa B2B Email Summit this Wednesday in Las Vegas.  I caught up with her to preview the discussion and reveal what she expects to be some key takeaways. There’s an immediacy to mobile that captures an audience as they move through their day, especially busy executives. Testing.

A Blueprint for Content Marketing Success

84% of marketers plan to increase their content marketing spend over the next 5 years but less than half have any real confidence such content investments are paying off, based on a recent CEB survey.

4 Problems Killing Thought Leadership Marketing

Digital B2B Marketing

Chris Koch shared Four Reasons to Hate Thought Leadership earlier this week. He made some great points in his call to end the use of the phrase thought leadership, but ultimately I disagree with his conclusion. We don’t need to stop using the phrase, we need to start using it right. The problem is thought leadership has become a catchall for any marketing that includes content. Unfortunately, looking back, it isn’t surprising that this happened. Here are four of the underlying problems that created the situation. 1. Marketing can facilitate, organize and amplify.

The History of Marketing: An Exhaustive Timeline [INFOGRAPHIC]

Hubspot

Ever since people have had something to sell, we’ve been marketing. But the effectiveness of those marketing methods have waxed and waned over thousands of years, and as consumers and their technologies advanced at a more and more rapid pace, marketers have had to change their game. It’s up to marketers to keep pace in this cluttered, fast-paced world if they want their message heard.

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Four reasons to hate thought leadership

Chris Koch

You may have noticed that I’ve changed the name of my blog. I’ve changed it for two reasons. First, because I’ve left ITSMA and joined SAP , where I will focus on marketing the good ideas of the many subject matter experts there. I’m going to share my experiences in helping to build an engine for developing and disseminating good ideas for SAP (with names changed to protect the innocent and guilty alike). I won’t be focusing on B2B marketing in the broadest sense anymore; I’ll be narrowing things to idea marketing (and the role that social media play in it).

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Marketers, Managers and the Parable of the Monkey Tree

B2B Marketing Insider

Sometimes it seems like marketers in the trenches, marketing leaders and our agency partners are all talking different languages. We’re not on the same page… We should all be working toward the same goal of growing our businesses by meeting customer needs. That was the open-ended portion of the study and it evolved just about how we might think. The Parable Of The Monkey Tree. Strateg

Why B2B Content Strategies Are Paramount for Generating Quality Leads

Generating demand and ensuring the consistent flow of high-quality, actionable leads is what makes B2B marketers successful.

The evolution of a blogger

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By  Srinivas  Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist. While it’s tempting to see ourselves as marketers, what we’re really doing is creating art. Through our digital footprints we’re attempting to create our personal masterpieces and leave a mark on humanity. The Novice. As a novice you look to experts, mentors, and those who have come before you for advice. The Mechanic. The Artist. The Entrepreneur.

Teleprospecting Into The Mining Industry: There's Gold in Them Hills!

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

So you wanna start prospecting into the mining industry, huh (no pun intended)? Well, you came to the right place. Grab yourself something to drink and have a seat, because do I have a story for you. No seriously, this is going to take awhile. You might want to get a snack, too. To begin with, the most important thing to understand about the mining industry is that it has seen a lot of hardship in the past few years. Mining was one of the hardest hit industries during the recession, and a significant number of companies are still struggling just to stay afloat. It’s time to get mapping!

Week in Review - Feb 10th

Savvy B2B Marketing

Next week is Valentine's Day. While we're sharing a little love for some of our favorite blog posts today, we're also sending out some virtual XO's to all our fellow B2B bloggers, our clients, and everyone else who brightens our days. Wishing each of you an early warm & fuzzy Valentine's Day. Be good to your loved ones - and yourself! It’s Not What You Sell - It’s How You Sell It by @ InboundSales. Find out why your ability to make a sale is increasingly about delivering a buying experience that woos and wows prospects and customers. Noticing a theme?

Savvy Speaks: Tips for Crowdsourcing

Savvy B2B Marketing

The rise of social media has made crowdsourcing all the rage. Why read the opinions of just one person when you can get the 4-1-1 from a whole host of experts all in one place? But wrangling all those opinions can be a bit tricky. This week the Savvy Sisters share their best tips for crowdsourcing the pros - like a pro! Heather. Ask for a little - Get A Lot! Wendy. The Great and Powerful Internet.

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The B2B Marketer's Field Guide To Customer Engagement

Leverage customer engagement and advocacy to drive brand, demand and profitable growth.

Savvy Toolkit - The Big 5 Mistakes - How not to make a B2B Website

Savvy B2B Marketing

The Savvy Sisters are big fans of the guys at BaseOne in London. They are frequently featured in our Friday Wrap Up and so when they put out this eBook on The Big 5 Mistakes that B2B Companies make on their website , I knew it would be good. It was so good in fact that it was basically a stroll down memory lane for past client projects! Stop the insanity.

What Can a Super Bowl Ad Buy You in Content Marketing?

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So, another Super Bowl gone. For those who advertised during the Super Bowl, the average cost of a Super Bowl ad this year was $3.5 million  to promote their brand in front of 111 million viewers. For those counting, that’s $116,000 per second. Back in 2008 I looked at how much content marketing you could buy for the price of a Super Bowl ad. That bought you A LOT of content. million.

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The Simple Template for a Thorough Content Style Guide

Hubspot

Content creation is central to your inbound marketing success, but as your volume of written content increases, inconsistencies are also bound to arise. That's why most companies that rely on content as a central part of their marketing strategy develop an editorial style guide. Section 1: Grammar. Decide which established style manual you will follow. For example: What do you capitalize? Academic.

Social media truly levels the playing field

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

If you can’t see this video, click here: Anne Reuss on social media and accessibility. Stop what you’re doing and watch this short video. In under two minutes, you will receive a very powerful message. When I first connected with Anne Reuss on Twitter, of course I didn’t know she was deaf. But I did notice that she was looking for a job, so I did what I could to help her. Twitter.

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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.