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Plea to Citigroup: Stop Emailing Me Part Deux

PR Meets Marketing

Since my original email about Citibank spamming me , I wrote directly to William R. Rhodes, CEO of Citibank (see Citibank Letter ). Typically, writing to the CEO gets an immediate response. I sent this out on September 31, 2007. And what happens? No, I didn't hear anything from Citibank. I know I said I would write to the BBB and DMA in my last post. Boy was I wrong. .

Blogger: Redirecting

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Handvertising Cool idea - not sure B2B buyers will like this as much as B2C buyers (tags: advertising) The Devaluation of Traffic Steve Rubel discusses the changing economics behind traffic on the web - will this be an issue for

Neolane Offers a New Marketing Automation Option

Customer Experience Matrix

Neolane , a Paris-based marketing automation software vendor, formally announced its entry to the U.S. market last week. I’ve been tracking Neolane for some time but chose not to write about it until they established a U.S. presence. So now the story can be told. Neolane is important because it’s a full-scale competitor to Unica and the marketing automation suites of SAS and Teradata , which have pretty much had the high-end market to themselves in recent years. You might add SmartFocus and Alterian to the list, but they sell mostly to service providers rather than end-users.)


PRMeetsMarketing Weekly Articles: October 18, 2007

PR Meets Marketing

Here are the weekly articles that I found interesting. There were so many that I'm posting a day early. I may revise my schedule to get this up on Thursdays instead of Fridays, because frankly, I can think of better things to do on my Friday. Here you go: . Hello, hello hello? Andy Beal of MarketingPilgrim points out the problem with the multitude of top blog lists and the risk of creating an echo chamber of self-importance. . All a Twitter B.L. Ochman provides some great reasons why marketers should consider Twitter. The issue is, do marketers really listen? =) . The cool part? Exuberance?

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.

Citibank Email

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Citibank Spam Email

Blogger: Redirecting

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Listening to [music on] the radio the other day (Two for Tuesday!), a thought struck me: the way radio was supposed to work, in the pre-payola days, the most popular tunes as requested by listeners got played the most and received the

Party Like It's 1999: Web 2.0 Exuberance?

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Lately I've been feeling a case of deja vu. Industry Standard is being resurrected. The umpteenth company being funded for video sharing, online video, social networking - select the focus and someone's funding it. Here are the Top 7 Signs of the Web 2.0 Exuberance - the replay of the days?: Though the valuations may be lower, it's eery how most start-up seem to have business plans based on - advertising. And if the business plan isn't based on advertising, then the hope is. acquisition. High flying IPOs anyone? VMware , Compellent are just the beginning. 16) and others. is Web 2.0,


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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.

7 Things I Didn’t Get Out of SMX Social Media and 2 Important Things That I Did

KoMarketing Associates

Heading from NYC last night, I started thinking about what I would tell the rest of my colleagues as it relates to how and what was learned from SMX Social Media. Well here are some things that didn’t happen : I still don’t feel comfortable adding Danny Sullivan or Neil Patel to my Facebook network. No one gave me the social media “quick fix” idea that I thought would be worth risking my profile or IP getting banned in respective communities. In fact, I didn’t hear anyone contradict the notion that it takes real time and effort to be successful in social media.

Where's the passion in B2B marketing?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

I spoke yesterday at MarketingSherpa's Demand Generation Summit and I felt led to go off topic for a bit to address why I do, what I do. Personally, I've been pondering the idea of passion and what role it plays in our careers as marketers or leaders. Read Mike Volpe's summary of my presentation at the the Small Business Hub Blog. In my short aside, I ended up talking about things we marketers often don't talk about. Our heart. What drives us? What role does the heart play in our job as marketers? Can you market something without passion and still be successful? If so, why would you want to?

Blog Marketing for Non-Bloggers


Rarely do I drop what I'm doing to read a newsletter article, but that's what happened when I came across Elge Premeau 's Using Blogs to Attract Attention (Without Having Your Own) in the RainToday newsletter. She helpfully provides advice on how to find relevant blogs to comment on, track them, and write appropriate, productive comments.

Turning a Blog into a Book

My Travels on the Net

Earlier this week I had the great pleasure of attending a lecture on personal branding by Thom Walters of Coraggio Group. Mr. Walters, formerly of Wieden & Kennedy, has worked with several Fortune 500 companies on building and promoting their brand. I came to the lecture skeptical about the whole concept of branding. You can try but you're just going to get all wet. More about that later.

How to Leverage Content Marketing to Power Your B2B Marketing Automation Funnel

Generate more leads. Better leads. Engage customers, increase upsells, boost revenue and save precious time -- these are the benefits of marketing automation. And content fuels it all.

WMC Interviews: Dale Underwood


This week I caught up with Dale Underwood, CEO of EchoQuote , an automated lead capture web service provider. EchoQuote enables B2B companies to automatically create customized price quotes based on the requester's email address and distribute lead information to an internal sales team or channel. EchoQuote fills that gap, on a pay-as-you-go pricing model that minimizes risk.

Smart Marketing: Benefits v. Solutions; Dont make this basic small business marketing mistake

Smart Marketing

my marketing boot camp is now underway and the first exercise for the boot campers highlighted a basic marketing mistake most small businesses make. in the exercise, i had each boot camper write up what the solution was they offered