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The Effective Marketer

this is the second post finalizing the review of the inbound marketing university program from hubspot. here i talk about the final 5 classes. if you haven't done already, check out the review of the first 5 presentations

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The Effective Marketer

last week i attended the inbound marketing university, a free online program put together by hubspot featuring talented well known professionals on blogging, seo, social media, lead nurturing, email marketing, landing pages

5 Things My Father Taught Me About Selling

Smashmouth Marketing

Today is fathers day, and my kids lived up to the holiday tradition by surprising me with a baked french toast casserole and bacon. The joke was (for the big guy that has one stent in place already) that they were out to kill me. We're heading up to my sister's house today to visit with my dad, Roger Damphousse ("Pepere" as the kids call him), and eat again. Dad, here's to you.(see,

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Inbound lead nurturing presentation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

I had a great time with being a professor at the inbound marketing university. Here's my presentation deck on inbound lead nurturing (CV201) via #IMU for those who missed it. #8 IMU: Inbound Lead Nurturing (CV201) View more OpenOffice presentations from Hubspot Marketing. You can check out all the other classes or register at: [link

150 Content Marketing Tips

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

Practical Public Speaking Tips from Janet Jordan of Keynote Communications

Savvy B2B Marketing

In part one of my interview with Janet Jordan of Keynote Communications , she shared her insights into brand communications and the power of storytelling. In part two , she discussed the necessary skills for effective consultative selling. In this final part of the interview, she shares tips for public speaking. Q. These can shut down the body. All of that is psychological noise.

Crunchy, salty, nutritious news & views on B2B marketing for technology companies | Velocity - the B2B marketing acceleration agency for technology companies

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Home > Our blog HOME | RSS FEEDS | SITEMAP | CLIENT ZONE | CONTACT US Our blog About Velocity Our clients What we do Who we are Recent posts The white paper is dead…or is it? presented a webinar the other day where I stated that while white papers are still the staple of content marketing, they’re getting really stale as a communications vehicle for B2B. A few people were so incensed they contacted me to say I was talking nonsense. The book of the webinar of the movie: The Velocity B2B Content Marketing Workbook. Come and get it! Come and get it! World&#.  Zillions of blog posts.

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American Business Media - Research & Marketing

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Truth #5—The Truth about Multi-touch, Multi-media Marketing Programs

ViewPoint

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

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

Savvy Week in Review, June 26

Savvy B2B Marketing

Once again, we've scoured Twitter and the Web for thought-provoking, insightful musings and ideas. Here's some great reading to top off your week. Enjoy! - The Savvy Sisters I Heard What You Said. Now What Did You Mean? Comprehensive article on how to communicate your unique value using differentiated messaging. Twitter Experiments: Getting beyond the "now what?"

Savvy Week in Review, June 26

Savvy B2B Marketing

Once again, we've scoured Twitter and the Web for thought-provoking, insightful musings and ideas. Here's some great reading to top off your week. Enjoy! - The Savvy Sisters I Heard What You Said. Now What Did You Mean? Comprehensive article on how to communicate your unique value using differentiated messaging. Twitter Experiments: Getting beyond the "now what?"

Is Time-of-Day Sending Overhyped?

Digital Body Language

I can't recall the last time I waited in my inbox at 10:01 on a Tuesday clicking the "Send/Receive" button repeatedly eagerly anticipating the next edition of my favourite corporate newsletter. I'm not particularly bothered by what times emails arrive, as a recipient. strongly doubt that I'm alone in that. So why is the email industry enamoured by time-of-day sending optimization? This is not easy.

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Smashmouth Review - Genius.com Accelerates The Close Part 1

Smashmouth Marketing

We all know that accelerating a prospect through the educational/discovery phase onward to a selling cycle and then a buying event takes time. Especially today when the buyer defines the sales cycle, not the seller. Genius.com helps you take back some of that control that the buyers are claiming. As with other product reviews on Smashmouth , this will be an ongoing experiment. Does it work?

How To Create A Kick-ass Newsletter

Savvy B2B Marketing

Newsletters, we’ve all seen them. Our inboxes are filled daily with newsletters from just about anyone who claims to be someone. Without doubt, a well written newsletter grabs attention and generates interest. We click on the links because we want to learn more. We have been captivated. But what about those newsletters we delete without even opening. What are they doing wrong?

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.

If You’re Not Doing This with Twitter Already You Should Be

Savvy B2B Marketing

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Rockstars of Social CRM event in Boston at the Renaissance Marriott, hosted by Chris Brogan and Radian6 (#soccrm for those of you who are interested). In particular, I was interested in what Frank Eliason, Director of Digital Care for Comcast had to say about how they are using Twitter to enhance customer service. He is on twitter as @ComcastCares.

How To Create A Kick-ass Newsletter

Savvy B2B Marketing

Newsletters, we’ve all seen them. Our inboxes are filled daily with newsletters from just about anyone who claims to be someone. Without doubt, a well written newsletter grabs attention and generates interest. We click on the links because we want to learn more. We have been captivated. But what about those newsletters we delete without even opening. What are they doing wrong?

If You’re Not Doing This with Twitter Already You Should Be

Savvy B2B Marketing

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Rockstars of Social CRM event in Boston at the Renaissance Marriott, hosted by Chris Brogan and Radian6 (#soccrm for those of you who are interested). In particular, I was interested in what Frank Eliason, Director of Digital Care for Comcast had to say about how they are using Twitter to enhance customer service. He is on twitter as @ComcastCares.

Genius.com Accelerates The Close Part 1 - Smashmouth Product Review

Smashmouth Marketing

We all know that accelerating a prospect through the educational/discovery phase onward to a selling cycle and then a buying event takes time. Especially today when the buyer defines the sales cycle, not the seller. Genius.com helps you take back some of that control that the buyers are claiming. As with other product reviews on Smashmouth, this will be an ongoing experiment. Does it work?

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.

Genius.com Accelerates The Close Part 1 - Smashmouth Review

Smashmouth Marketing

We all know that accelerating a prospect through the educational/discovery phase onward to a selling cycle and then a buying event takes time. Especially today when the buyer defines the sales cycle, not the seller. Genius.com helps you take back some of that control that the buyers are claiming. As with other product reviews on Smashmouth, this will be an ongoing experiment. Does it work?

Web Leads - Pounce, Pause, Nurture or Wait?

Smashmouth Marketing

A few weeks ago I published a product review of LeadLander. Since then we've had a great experience using it. For what it touts itself to be, it does a great job. It did raise a question though, and before I put much thought into it I decided to ask 7 of my colleagues in the b2b demand gen/sales/marketing space. Now, how aggressively do I go after them? Do I pounce immediately? What do you think?

Effective Consultative Selling, an Interview with Janet Jordan of Keynote Communications

Savvy B2B Marketing

In part one of my interview with Janet Jordan of Keynote Communications , she shared her insights into brand communications and the power of storytelling. Here she discusses the necessary skills for effective consultative selling. Q. Your Consultative Selling training program seems to reflect the approach you take in working with companies to help them strengthen their message.

Great Positioning Spins a Story that Matters to Your Audience

Savvy B2B Marketing

At Savvy B2B Marketing, we thrive on different perspectives and new ideas, which is why we are thrilled to welcome today's guest blogger, Rebel Brown. We enjoy Rebel's blog, Phoenix Rising , where she shares strategies for transformation. More fantastic guests are planned for the weeks ahead, so stay tuned. Today's audience is empowered. They can find out every 'truth' they want to know about you.

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.

Effective Consultative Selling, an Interview with Janet Jordan of Keynote Communications

Savvy B2B Marketing

In part one of my interview with Janet Jordan of Keynote Communications , she shared her insights into brand communications and the power of storytelling. Here she discusses the necessary skills for effective consultative selling. Q. Your Consultative Selling training program seems to reflect the approach you take in working with companies to help them strengthen their message.

Great Positioning Spins a Story that Matters to Your Audience

Savvy B2B Marketing

At Savvy B2B Marketing, we thrive on different perspectives and new ideas, which is why we are thrilled to welcome today's guest blogger, Rebel Brown. We enjoy Rebel's blog, Phoenix Rising , where she shares strategies for transformation. More fantastic guests are planned for the weeks ahead, so stay tuned. Today's audience is empowered. They can find out every 'truth' they want to know about you.

5 Tips for Optimizing your Facebook Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

One of the great things about the Facebook platform is that it provides you access to a large audience of over 200 Million people worldwide at a low cost. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a strategy in place for what you are trying to achieve. So let’s go through some of your options when it comes to the tactics of social networking marketing. Be sure to get your employees involved.

Web Leads - Pounce, Pause, Nurture or Wait?

Smashmouth Marketing

A few weeks ago I published a product review of LeadLander. Since then we've had a great experience using it. For what it touts itself to be, it does a great job. It did raise a question though, and before I put much thought into it I decided to ask 7 of my colleagues in the b2b demand gen/sales/marketing space. Now, how aggressively do I go after them? Do I pounce immediately? What do you think?

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.

5 Things My Father Taught Me About Selling

Smashmouth Marketing

Today is fathers day, and my kids lived up to the holiday tradition by surprising me with a baked french toast casserole and bacon. The joke was (for the big guy that has one stent in place already) that they were out to kill me. We're heading up to my sister's house today to visit with my dad, Roger Damphousse ("Pepere" as the kids call him), and eat again. Dad, here's to you.(see,

Brand Communications & Storytelling: Interview with Janet Jordan, Keynote Communications

Savvy B2B Marketing

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Janet Jordan of Keynote Communications. Since 1989, Keynote Communications has worked with large and small companies to strengthen their messages and their storytelling. Here Janet shares her insights into brand communications and the power of storytelling. Q. Why are these so critical to enhancing communications? A. Connection is also personal.

Brand Communications & Storytelling: Interview with Janet Jordan, Keynote Communications

Savvy B2B Marketing

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Janet Jordan of Keynote Communications. Since 1989, Keynote Communications has worked with large and small companies to strengthen their messages and their storytelling. Here Janet shares her insights into brand communications and the power of storytelling. Q. Why are these so critical to enhancing communications? A. Connection is also personal.

Marketing strategy & social media: Some rationality, PLEASE!

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I LOVE marketing and tend to think in marketing terms all the time, which is problematic in a romantic relationship. Me (at baseball game): Look at that billboard for hotdogs in right field. If it asked you to Tweet, could we all be tweeting to each other during the ballgame? Could I get a coupon for a hotdog on my cellphone? Could I tweet-redeem it? Wife: Please shut up. Puh - leeeeeze !!!!

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.

How do you handle a crowd of followers?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

My article on "Why do I need 10,000 followers" seemed to tap into the frustration and anxiety of many people who are struggling with the meaning of our new Twitter relationships. One Twitter friend, who I have never met, called me and discussed the issue for an hour! If you haven't read some of the blog reader comments, please do -- they're great! Is his group more valuable than mine?

The REAL math behind your followers, Mr.Twitter Bigshot!

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Photo credit: This is an ACTUAL photo of the species Twitterus Poppycockus appearing at a social media forum last week. attended a webcast featuring a famous consultant and blogger (Let's call him Twitter King) who mentioned that he had could exert influence over his 80,000 Twitter followers. REALLY? Let's be generous and say if they found this fellow they're sticking it out more.

A Primer on Lead Nurturing

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I'm pleased to feaure my friend Michele Linn as a guest blogger on {grow}. Michele is a freelance marketing writer ( [link] ) specializing in creating buyer-focused B2B marketing content, such as white papers, research reports, feature articles and case studies. I got to know who her through her contributions to the excellent blog Savvy B2B Marketing. Want to learn more?

Why do I need 10,000 followers?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Photo credit: I don't know. Probably some porn site. This is an actual Twitter follower of the guy mentioned in the article. If this is a picture of you and you're not in the porn industry, I apologize. I was just trying to make a point. Now go put on a tee shirt. Is that part of your strategy? Just looked-thought it would be more. At first I felt defensive. Well -- I LIKE my 400 followers. Right??

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.