2016

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Sell Me This Pen. Some Advice for Technology Marketers

MI6 Marketing Agency

Technology Marketers Need to Know How To Sell. Today, more than ever, technology marketers need to know how to sell. In fact, if a marketer doesn’t have experience selling it’s a key weakness…well actually an opportunity! The disconnect between sales and marketing is one of the reasons why tech marketers need to develop their sales skills. Sell Me This Pen. Blog Featured General

Head Scratcher and Belly Buster Post: April 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

About These Posts. UPDATED: April 15/16. Look for [NEW]. Here the Mi6 Team will post thoughts, quandaries and stuff that makes us scratch our heads, smile and laugh. They’ll be focused around stuff we’re interested in and that keeps us working of course in the areas of tech, B2B, sales and marketing. We’ll keep things light, airy, entertaining and maybe a bit provocative!

Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for July 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! Two charts will be featured each week with some insights and thoughts from the author. Week of July 4th. What’s the Best Chart to Use for my Strategy Presentation? We love to create charts to help us plan and make directional decisions.

Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for April 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! Two charts will be featured each week with some insights and thoughts from the author. Week of April 4th. What are Marketers Top Priorities in 2016? Find out how they are trying to solve them. When Do We Use Mobile Devices vs. PCs? 14 Apr.

150 Content Marketing Tips

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

Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for March 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! Two charts will be featured each week with some insights and thoughts from the author. Week of February 29th. What Investments Have Been Made in the Industrial Internet of Things? There will not be millions and millions of “users” of IIoT.

Head Scratcher and Belly Buster Post: June 2016

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About These Posts. UPDATED: . Here the Mi6 Team will post thoughts, quandaries and stuff that makes us scratch our heads, smile and laugh. They’ll be focused around stuff we’re interested in and that keeps us working of course in the areas of tech, B2B, sales and marketing. We’ll keep things light, airy, entertaining and maybe a bit provocative! Nothing more to add to this.

Head Scratcher and Belly Buster Post: Week of April 4, 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

About These Posts. Here the Mi6 Team will post thoughts, quandaries and stuff that makes us scratch our heads, smile and laugh. They’ll be focused around stuff we’re interested in and that keeps us working of course in the areas of tech, B2B, sales and marketing. We’ll keep things light, airy, entertaining and maybe a bit provocative! Do IoT Product Makers Really Care About the Safety of Our Homes? Why is it that no home based Internet of Things products I’ve seen at Best Buy say anything about security? Nothing on their packaging! Nothing on their displays! Time will tell.

Mi6 Roundup: Influencer Marketing, Canada Doesn’t Get Innovation and Issues Facing CMOs

MI6 Marketing Agency

This Mi6 Round Up covers influencer marketing, whether Canadian governments get innovation and startups (nope) and key challenges facing Chief Marketing and Chief Information Security Officers. What’s the key to getting Canada on track when it comes to innovation, creating, growing and keeping companies in Canada? What should you consider when developing and implementing an influencer program?

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

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

Mi6 Roundup: Influencer Marketing, Canada Doesn’t Get Innovation and Issues Facing CMOs

MI6 Marketing Agency

This Mi6 Round Up covers influencer marketing, whether Canadian governments get innovation and startups (nope) and key challenges facing Chief Marketing and Chief Information Security Officers. What’s the key to getting Canada on track when it comes to innovation, creating, growing and keeping companies in Canada? What should you consider when developing and implementing an influencer program?

Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for May 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! Two charts will be featured each week with some insights and thoughts from the author. Week of May 2nd. How Well Are Marketers Measuring ROI? This chart was created from a report done by Oracle and Econsultancy. Just to be clear though!

Should My CEO be on Social Media?

MI6 Marketing Agency

There are many reasons companies, business leaders and CEOs themselves use for not being on LinkedIn or Twitter or any other social media platform for that matter. In the early days of social media (circa 2010 ish) it made sense for CEOs to be cautious and prudent. The reality is however, that many of their peers are now tweeting, blogging and putting themselves “out there”. Cue the music. Sources.

Head Scratcher and Belly Buster Post: Jul 2016

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About These Posts. UPDATED: Jul 9/16. Here the Mi6 Team will post thoughts, quandaries and stuff that makes us scratch our heads, smile and laugh. They’ll be focused around stuff we’re interested in and that keeps us working of course in the areas of tech, B2B, sales and marketing. We’ll keep things light, airy, entertaining and maybe a bit provocative! Brexit. Best of three?

Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for June 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! Two charts will be featured each week with some insights and thoughts from the author. Week of May 30th. B2B and B2C Marketers Following the Same Playbook - With the Same Results. Email for both company types showed the least results.

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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.

Head Scratcher and Belly Buster Post: May 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

About These Posts. UPDATED: May 4/16. Look for [NEW]. Here the Mi6 Team will post thoughts, quandaries and stuff that makes us scratch our heads, smile and laugh. They’ll be focused around stuff we’re interested in and that keeps us working of course in the areas of tech, B2B, sales and marketing. We’ll keep things light, airy, entertaining and maybe a bit provocative!

Mi6 Roundup: The Customer Experience, Shady Data Havens and Collective Creativity

MI6 Marketing Agency

Mi6 Round Ups are published twice a month and feature summaries and opinion on 6 handpicked articles that caught our eye in the areas sales and marketing; technology and the c-suite. Here’s what we’re covering in this Round Up. For sales and marketing professionals we cover the customer experience. Why message boards? Focusing in the various triggers for a purchase is the key.

Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for September 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! Two charts will be featured each week with some insights and thoughts from the author. Week of September 5th. Structuring for Digital Marketing Evolution. What’s the next evolution? How Sophisticated are You? Week of September 12th.

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Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for September 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! Two charts will be featured each week with some insights and thoughts from the author. Week of September 5th. Structuring for Digital Marketing Evolution. What’s the next evolution? How Sophisticated are You? Week of September 12th.

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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.

Head Scratcher and Belly Buster Post: Sep 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

About This Post. Here the Mi6 Team will post thoughts, quandaries and stuff that makes us scratch our heads, smile and laugh. They’ll be focused around stuff we’re interested in and that keeps us working of course in the areas of tech, B2B, sales and marketing. We’ll keep things light, airy, entertaining and maybe a bit provocative! It’s Time to Reinvent Advertising. Or Else.

Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for August 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! Two charts will be featured each week with some insights and thoughts from the author. Week of August 1st. Tech Innovation’s Most Recognized Brands. What’s the Most Effective Content for B2B Sales Reps? Week of August 8th. Sources. 15 Aug.

Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for August 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! Two charts will be featured each week with some insights and thoughts from the author. Week of August 8th. More Comprehensive Analytics for B2B Marketers. Week of August 1st. Tech Innovation’s Most Recognized Brands. Sources. N.p., 8 Aug.

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Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for July 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! Two charts will be featured each week with some insights and thoughts from the author. Week of July 4th. What’s the Best Chart to Use for my Strategy Presentation? We love to create charts to help us plan and make directional decisions.

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.

Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for July 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! Two charts will be featured each week with some insights and thoughts from the author. Week of July 4th. What’s the Best Chart to Use for my Strategy Presentation? We love to create charts to help us plan and make directional decisions.

Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for July 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! Two charts will be featured each week with some insights and thoughts from the author. Week of July 4th. What’s the Best Chart to Use for my Strategy Presentation? We love to create charts to help us plan and make directional decisions.

Head Scratcher and Belly Buster Post: Jul and Aug 2016

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About These Posts. UPDATED: Aug 22/16. Here the Mi6 Team will post thoughts, quandaries and stuff that makes us scratch our heads, smile and laugh. They’ll be focused around stuff we’re interested in and that keeps us working of course in the areas of tech, B2B, sales and marketing. We’ll keep things light, airy, entertaining and maybe a bit provocative! Brexit. Best of three?

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Sell Me This Pen. Some Advice for Technology Marketers

MI6 Marketing Agency

Technology Marketers Need to Know How To Sell. Today, more than ever, technology marketers need to know how to sell. In fact, if a marketer doesn’t have experience selling it’s a key weakness…well actually an opportunity! The disconnect between sales and marketing is one of the reasons why tech marketers need to develop their sales skills. Sell Me This Pen. Blog Featured General

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.

Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for June 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! Two charts will be featured each week with some insights and thoughts from the author. Week of May 30th. B2B and B2C Marketers Following the Same Playbook - With the Same Results. Email for both company types showed the least results.

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Head Scratcher and Belly Buster Post: June 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

About These Posts. UPDATED: June 29/16. Here the Mi6 Team will post thoughts, quandaries and stuff that makes us scratch our heads, smile and laugh. They’ll be focused around stuff we’re interested in and that keeps us working of course in the areas of tech, B2B, sales and marketing. We’ll keep things light, airy, entertaining and maybe a bit provocative! Brexit. Pretty funny.

Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for May 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! Two charts will be featured each week with some insights and thoughts from the author. Week of May 2nd. How Well Are Marketers Measuring ROI? This chart was created from a report done by Oracle and Econsultancy. Just to be clear though!

Head Scratcher and Belly Buster Post: May 2016

MI6 Marketing Agency

About These Posts. UPDATED: Jul 14/16. Here the Mi6 Team will post thoughts, quandaries and stuff that makes us scratch our heads, smile and laugh. They’ll be focused around stuff we’re interested in and that keeps us working of course in the areas of tech, B2B, sales and marketing. We’ll keep things light, airy, entertaining and maybe a bit provocative! Star Tech. Star Trek.

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.

Mi6 Roundup: Are there cracks showing on Linkedin, Email Marketing, COBOL and the role of the CIO and CMO

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This Mi6 Round Up asks if there are cracks showing on LinkedIn and we share a recent report whether marketers are becoming better (or not) at email marketing. On the technology side of things we break the bad news that IT spending will be anemic until 2020 and surface the idea that learning to program in COBOL could be a good career move for developers. It remains a powerful platform!

What Social Network Hit the $2B in Revenue Mark in 5 Years?

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If I were to tell you that I knew of a company that in four years went from $44M in revenue to over $1B would you take notice? Would you wonder how that achievement compared to other companies that hit the $1B mark at such a rapid clip? Would you think to yourself that this company, and the others that hit the $1B mark so fast, were viable businesses with market traction and a pretty bright future?

5 Simple Steps To Turn Readers Into Buyers – Content Marketing That Sells

Webbiquity

Guest post by Tom Hunt. So you have set up a blog and social media profiles…. You are pumping out multiple articles per week and sharing them furiously…. And yes you see some small traffic spikes (though they quickly drop off when you stop posting right?). Trust me, I know, I have been there… multiple times. Understand Your Customer’s Desired Outcome. What does your customer truly want?

Three Things Smart B2B Marketers Will be Doing in 2016

Webbiquity

What will successful B2B marketers to be doing more of, or differently, in 2016? That question was recently posed to the expert contributors at the B2B Marketing Zone , and two dozen responded with a range of insights about content marketing, measuring results, employee advocacy, customer experience and other topics. Here are three key takeaways plus some additional musings.

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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.