Fri.Feb 17, 2012

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Our Home Page Work-Over at Find New Customers

Fearless Competitor

I cannot wait to redo the home page of Find New Customers – simple, few words and a clear call to action. It will be beautiful too, just like CopyBlogger. But I cannot wait for the professional to finish, so I did what I could and took pruning shears to Find New Customers. What do you think? Are the changes good or did I prune too deeply? After (28 Words). Find New Customers helps companies rapidly grow revenue by transforming how they attract, engage and win new customers. Grab our awesome free white paper, How to Find New Customers! Before (550 words). Please give us more of them.”

Sazcast Episode 36 – Google Plus with Dave Peckens

Sazbean

Google Plus (Google+, G+) — what it is and how to use, as well as Google’s recent change to their privacy policy, with co-host Dave Peckens. Show notes. Here are the links we discussed in the podcast: Google+ Pages for Business. The Pros & Cons of Google+ for Small Business (Mashable). Search, plus Your World (Google blog). Google+ Tricks That I Know and You Don’t (unbounce).

Laugh and Learn with Find New Customers – Mac vs. PC updated

Fearless Competitor

In his weekly B2B marketing show, Jeff Ogden of Find New Customers  shares an important marketing lesson using wit and humor. Jeff Ogden is the President of the B2B demand generation and global marketing company Find New Customers. He’s also the host of Mad Marketing TV on YouTube. Marketing Laugh and Learn management-best-practices marketing-campaigns

6 Compelling Reasons You Should Use Pinterest for Marketing

Hubspot

Just recently, Pinterest hit more than 10 million unique visitors , making it one of the fastest growing websites ever. In the past six months, visits to Pinterest grew by 4,000% , receiving 11 million hits in just one week. Despite its rapid adoption, I often hear, “I don’t get Pinterest,” or “It’s only useful when planning a wedding.” Take Twitter, for example.

150 Content Marketing Tips

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

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of B2B Marketing

Great B2B Marketing

I recently read an interesting book about the middle ages, titled World Without End by Ken Follet. In it, the origin of the term pitfall was discussed. It seems that the English soldiers had trouble with the French Calvary due to their huge horses and heavy armor. At that point in history this was a big issue because the French and English spent more time fighting than co-existing peacefully.

How to Avoid Sending the Worst Sales Email

It's All About Revenue

by Jody Mooney | Tweet this Has your inbox ever been plagued by a poorly made “sales email”? You’re not alone. Most of us have received one of those cringe-worthy emails from some anonymous seeming sales rep. The wrong name, the impersonal subject line (“XYZ” placeholder, anyone?), the comic sans font, we all know it when we see it. In fact, a quick Google search for “worst sales email” yields a strong sampling of entertaining emails and customer rants. Sales emails play a critical role in finding opportunities, but not if the recipient is left shaking their head. Be Timely. Time kills deals.”

Week in Review: February 17

Savvy B2B Marketing

Perhaps you're gearing up to celebrate President's Day. Or you're anticipating school vacation next week. Either way, it's hard to believe we're more than halfway through February! Just be sure to check out this roundup of this week's favorite posts before all your precious time slips away. And if you are celebrating a holiday next week, enjoy! Think Like a Journalist to Create B2B Content that Connects and Converts by @Write4Results via @MLTCreative. Telling the story makes a difference - in journalism, in marketing, and in B2B. "

Stop Thinking Leads and Lists.Start Thinking Networks

MI6 Marketing Agency

Save Some Time on Us. Some of the better reads we encountered this week. We’ve run a hi-liter through each post/article to emphasize what jumped out at us when reading them. We call these our Fave Five Posts. In 2012 we will focus on: technology trends, community and network development, crowdsourcing & B2B marketing. If you have ideas on how we can provide more and better value to you in sharing these posts let us know below. Our Favourite Posts for Week of Feb 13, 2012. This inspired the headline for this fave five post! See #5 below). Also, be careful regarding recommendations.

9 Ways to Make Your Marketing Analytics Actionable

Hubspot

Tracking your marketing analytics can provide a ton of great insight into the performance of your marketing initiatives, show your boss how marketing is faring, and help you to prove that inbound marketing is really paying off. But that's only a small piece of why analytics are valuable. In fact, the true value of your analytics is what you can do with them. Use Your Analytics To. 1).

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Friday Wrap-Up: This Week in B2B Marketing Tips

B2B Lead Blog

Each week we present a collection of some of the best marketing tips, guides, and best practices from thought leaders around the blogosphere to help you stay informed, hone your craft, and improve your marketing efforts. Enjoy! 1. The 5 Most Inspiring Marketing Books I’ve Ever Read This post walks through

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

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

The Ultimate Glossary: 44 Email Marketing Terms Marketers Must Know

Hubspot

Email marketing is a central part of your inbound marketing strategy, but it can be an intimidating tactic to tackle if you're a newbie. Heck, even seasoned email marketers are continually learning new terms (we learned some new ones for this post!) and must keep up to date with ever-changing laws that affect how you do your job. Email Marketing Glossary: 44 Terms to Know. A. 25 per email address.

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Team Obama Talks Digital Vision: Strategies and Tools for 2012 and Beyond #SMWReuters #SMWNYC #SMWGov

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Discussion: In 2008, the Obama campaign’s online and social media teams set a new high watermark for digital strategy and execution in politics, while also developing concepts and tools that influenced countless organizations, from non-profits looking to fundraise to companies seeking to better connect with customers. This panel is part of Social Media Week NYC. This wasn’t easy. New tool?

Never Take It Easy When You're On Fire

Jill Konrath's Fresh Sales Strategies Blog

Ron Karr , author of Lead, Sell or Get Out of the Way , learned a critical sales success strategy when his boss chewed him out after closing a big order. And, what really ticked him off was that another rep, who wasn't doing well at all, never got yelled at. Feeling full of myself, I walked into my manager's office to gloat. She immediately put me into my place by asking what deal was next on tap.

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4 Characteristics of a Winning Social Enterprise Strategy

Sazbean

What is the social enterprise? Traditionally, the term has referred to an organization’s social mission of philanthropy, charity or furthering a noble cause. However, in the past few years, Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, has used the phrase to define organizations that are pioneering a new level of connectivity within the corporate world. Made possible through cloud computing, the social enterprise mirrors personal social networks like Facebook that leverage the social grid to share information and ideas. The value of the social enterprise is simple. News & Notes

Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

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

B2B Magazine Digital Strategies Netmarketing Recap – San Francisco

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jason Miller Yesterday I attended the B2B Netmarketing breakfast here in San Francisco. love these events because it’s a giant room full of B2B marketers who are there to learn and network. Striking up a conversation is as easy as walking around the room, zeroing in on someone’s nametag and saying hello. First up was Scott Anderson, Vice President of Customer Communications at HP. Great stuff!

A Friday Kickstart to Get You Started in B2B Social Media

Social Media B2B

Many B2B marketers are still exploring social media and wondering where to get started implementing it for their B2B companies. Today I have collected a series of posts that provide some simple guidelines and ideas around getting started. They are not complex. They are high level. And it will get you thinking in the right direction. There’s some of the what and some of the why. No matter how many statistics I read about social media adoption by B2B companies, I still come back to my conversations with marketers every day. So I present that to you today. from 41 Stories. Read more.

INFOGRAPHIC: The 17 Rs of Mobile Marketing

Client Bridge

From the Hubspot Blog, here's an infographic of advice for getting started with mobile marketing. 17 R's of Mobile Marketing Infographic. From: HubSpot Marketing Software. View Original Article

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. 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].

Advocate Marketing Creates B2B Relationships That Lasts A Lifetime

Read this report to learn how B2B marketing professionals are developing strategies and programs to engage buyers in shaping opinion and sentiment about offerings. And learn how advocate marketing builds longstanding relationships that persist even when individuals move from one career opportunity to the next.

Facebook’s Frictionless Sharing Creates Real Friction

Biznology

Image via Wikipedia. Earlier this week I read a post by Amber Naslund over at her Brass Tack Thinking blog. She did a nice job of actually thinking about something that I feel is an affliction rather than a development in the social space: frictionless sharing. This idea was brought to us by the folks at Facebook. Great idea, right? Social is all about sharing, right? couldn’t disagree more.

E-Quip Blog: Maximizing Your Sales Leads

E-Quip

As noted in my last post, most A/E firms seem to struggle in identifying enough viable leads to keep their sales funnel adequately filled. The recession, of course, makes that task even tougher. All the more reason, then, to learn

Combined Arms: Synergizing Your Mobile Message With Other Platforms

SnapApp

Mobile marketing is powerful. It reaches customers quickly and inexpensively, with a short enough turnaround time that you can make changes in real time. But it's even more powerful when combined with your other marketing efforts. In fact, the more interwoven your different advertising impressions are, the more effective each will be. Synergy is when multiple elements combine to create something greater than the total of their individual contributions. In marketing, this happens best when you observe a handful of best practices. Include QR codes and keywords in your visual media. Don't panic.

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