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John Legend Coming to Interact 2014

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Writing about Legend for Time’s 2009 tally of the 100 most influential people, Jones noted, “We’ve seen only the tip of the iceberg. John Legend has revealed several personas during his award-winning career. Singer/Songwriter. Musician. Producer. Philanthropist. Entrepreneur. To quote music industry pioneer Quincy Jones, the nine-time Grammy winner is simply “a genius.” The fun begins now.

According To CMOs This Is Priority One For Consumers

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Look at the undeniable parallel between price and service from 2009 to 2015? Earlier this year, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business released its latest iteration of its CMO Survey. They've been doing it twice a year since 2008. Among the many findings on a wide array of topics was the response to the question to CMOs to identify in their minds what they think will be most top of minds for consumers in 2015. Their choices were: Superior Product Quality. Excellent Service. Low Price. Trusting Relationship. Superior Innovation. Brand. Product quality? Low price? Trust?

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5 Digital Marketing Campaigns Inspired By Women

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In 2009, two journalists embraced this moral challenge by writing the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Today marks International Women’s Day , globally celebrating women’s achievements in a call for greater equality. This year’s theme is “Make it Happen,” encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women. Over the course of history, marketing has played a significant role in advancing various causes – equality for women included - politically, socially, and emotionally.

The Blog Tree: New Growth. Fruit for Your RSS Feed [Infographic]

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The Blog Tree: New Growth cheers about 60 active, insightful blogs launched (or significantly re-engineered) after January 1, 2009.  It’s truly a collection of the freshest voices on the Web. by Joe Chernov | Tweet this A couple weeks ago, I attended Content Marketing World , where I presented on the business value of infographics. The social Web is a noisy place. New ones. link]. link].

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10 Fast Facts About Facebook

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Between 2009 and 20120 revenue grew 154% and grew 88% between 2010 and 2011. But interestingly the percentage ads represent dropped off this past year to 85%. (In 2009 it was 98% and 2010 it was 95%.) by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this We all knew the day was coming. Now it’s here. Today, Facebook filed its intention to be traded on the public markets in an IPO that could value it at $100 billion. Being the resident financial document nerd, I’ve pored through the filing to pull some fascinating Facebook facts. Here they are in all their glory. Everyday We’re Facebookin’. The Costs.

Chart: How Many Streaming Videos Do We Watch?

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compiled some of Nielsen’s reports from October 2009 to December 2011 and plotted a time-lapse bubble chart for 5 of the consistent top-10 sites. That means that the average number of videos watched by each visitor is a whopping 137  per month on those sites (up from 81 in 2009). by Egan Cheung | Tweet this How much streaming video do we watch?

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10 Fast Facts About Groupon

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Between June 30, 2009 and March 31, 2011, subscribers grew from 152,203 to 83.1 Groupon’s revenue in the second quarter of 2009 was $3.3 The company saw more than 2,000% increase in revenue between fiscal 2009 and 2010. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this The inevitable happened yesterday. Groupon officially filed to be traded on the public market. Cutting Groupons. 70 million. Reddit.

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7 Misconceptions About the New EU Privacy Regulations

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The directive was actually passed in 2009. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Today, May 25 th , is the day that all member states of the European Union are expected to enact region’s new privacy directive, which requires businesses to get explicit permission to track online users’ behaviors. Some might say it’s doomsday for cookies. But, like other very recent end-of-the-world predictions, the day will probably come and go without much fanfare. Nevertheless, the new directive does mean changes for marketers in the EU. This creates a uniform privacy law across the entire European market!

What End-of-Year Purchasing Behavior Means to B2B Marketing & Sales Reps [Chart]

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As you can see, there is a spike of activity in both 2009 and 2010 right around the end of the year. by Joel Rothman | Tweet this Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means that Christmas and Hanukkah are just around the corner. For many of us, that means slowing down a little at work, spending time with our families. But, what does the year end mean for business? Not a chance!

The Four Pillars Of Revenue Performance Management

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By 2009 our CEO, Joe Payne, was talking about indicators that would would help marketers standardize reports like income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements. by Paul Teshima | Tweet this. Every revolutionary business strategy can usually be traced back to an initial challenge. For Eloqua that challenge was in 2002. We had just launched a succesful campaign to sell residential condos in South Beach, Miami that resulted in 2,600 legitimate “leads.”  But with only two in-store agents to follow up on them, how could they respond before the leads went cold? Share email.

Digital Body Language and Economic Health [Chart]

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It was surprising how closely the activity mirrored the S&P 500 – even though many of the companies we analyzed were not in the S&P 500.  In particular the gap between Q4 2008 to Q3 2009 was intriguing.  by Paul Teshima | Tweet this think we can all agree that it has been quite a roller coaster ride since 2008. 

Leave The Flip-Flops: A SXSW Survival Kit

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Let me take you back to SXSW 2009. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this. You see it every year at South By Southwest, and it breaks your heart. Teeming masses flooding the streets of Austin whose early smiles shift to a zombie-like bewilderment by their third day in town. Yes, SXSW is a blast with all the music, movies and technology. With that mental image in mind, we present the SXSW Survival Kit.

10 Fast Facts About Zynga

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Since 2009, a Zynga game has been the most popular game on Facebook every month. Zynga has also paid Pincus approximately $900,000 over 2009 and 2010 to rent office space he owns and approximately $125,000 over the same period in connection to an aircraft he owns that was used for business travel. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this It’s that time again…Time for us to bring you another edition of 10 Fast Facts plucked from a company’s S-1 filing. As our 4 th of July gift to you, we deliver 10 Fast Facts About Zynga. Read it, and then go fire up the BBQ! Massive Multiplayer. million.

10 Fast Facts About Zillow

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million in 2009, a 38% increase. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this. Zillow is looking to find a new home on the public market. That’s right, yesterday the Seattle startup that provides information on homes for sale and rent on the Web and smartphones, filed for an IPO with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Zillow hopes to raise around $50 million. Zesty Stuff. Unique Growth. million.

5 Stories About EU Privacy Rules: A Daily Roundup

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The outlet said most countries are ignoring today’s due date , despite the fact that the directive was passed in 2009. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Today was enactment day in the European Union, the date when member states were due to roll out the region’s new opt-in privacy requirements for businesses wishing to track consumers’ behavior online with tools like cookies. We already dispelled some of the common misconceptions about these regulations earlier today. But a blog benefits from a diversity of voices. ZDNet let us know that businesses in the UK will get some breathing room.

2009 Big List of B2B Marketing and Sales Blogs

Proteus B2B Marketing Blog

With all the micro-blogging, I’ve often wondered whether the number of bloggers who actually create original, substantial content is decreasing. Don’t get me wrong, you can create meaningful thought in 140 characters, but it’s a lot easier to write 140 characters (no matter how well crafted) than it is to consistently create original content for [.].

Sales Ready Leads: Quality vs. Quantity

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The topic of Quality vs. Quantity in demand gen has been a constant debate. Whether it's inbound marketing or outbound marketing there are costs associated with a lead, there are costs associated with the time and effort needed to convert that lead to an opportunity, and there are costs tied to the quality of those leads and how that impacts conversion rates. As David Greenberg, Sr. Quality Vendor.

6 steps to writing a better Request for Proposals, a primer

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We believe strongly in Requests for Proposals (RFPs) as a tool for companies to find the best products and services at competitive prices, but also as an evaluation method for finding that elusive "best fit". However, too often the RFP process is run by people who have never experienced the process before, either from the issuer or vendor side, and essentially don't know what to say or what to ask.

2009 Junta42 Golf for Autism Another Success - $30k in Proceeds in 3 Years

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  Our original goal for 2009 was $12,000. 2009 was our first year and we have every intention of participating next year. It was another perfect day for an amazing cause.    On August 14th, nearly 100 golfers and over 80 sponsors and contributors came together to raise more than $10,000 to help get children with autism get speech therapy services. All proceeds for the event go to Easter Seals Northern Ohio. By late 2008, it was apparent that this year was going to be much more challenging. All told, we feel pretty good about surpassing the $10k level. Thanks Joe!

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Top 20 CRM Blogs of 2009

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Read Forecasting Clouds' Top 20 CRM Blogs of 2009 Forecasting Clouds ranked the top 20 CRM blogs based on their content, readability and frequency of posting. I'm honored to have been included on the list. As I read over the list of blogs, I discovered some new ones worth reading along with a number of bloggers I already follow. Here's a partial list of the CRM blogs on their list: PGreenblog and CRM: The Conversation – Paul Greenberg. Beagle Consulting Blog – Denis Pombriant. Brent’s Social CRM Blog - Brent Leary. Think Customers: the 1 to 1. Jeremy Nedelka. Carfi. Blog - Michael Maoz.

Why Are Marketing Automation Managers So Hard to Find?

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Even though some vendors have been around for almost 10 years, Marketing Automation is still relatively new. According to Forrester, only  2-5% of B2B firms have invested in full-featured Marketing Automation. But that percentage is rapidly growing. Increasingly, B2B companies realize that Marketing Automation software requires skilled operators. But – if you decide to hire a Marketing Automation manager – what should you look for, and where do you find them? New technology requires people with a new set of skills, nothing new about that. But that’s for web analysts.

TriComB2B: Smart. Strategic. Technical. - Technically Focused B2B Marketing Agency - formerly TriCom Marketing & Communications

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more » News / Press Releases TriComB2B Named as 2009 Best Places to Work Winner. We get it. From writing technical bulletins for your sales force to composing a speech for your CEO, our technically oriented staff of engineers, account managers and marketers will produce deliverables that make sense for your business with results you can measure. We are distinctive due to our technical aptitude , industry knowledge and business acumen. Contact TriComB2B to learn how our focus on technical products and services can help make your marketing efforts more effective. All Rights Reserved.

Cold calling and the Complex Sale: observations you can learn from (thanks to my daughter)

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I was somewhat shocked to find out that my 14-year-old daughter had searched YouTube recently for any mention of her dear old dad. She stumbled across a video that included a recent mention of my book, Lead Generation for the Complex Sale. Isn’t it just amazing how easy it is in today’s world for our children to get the goods on their parents? But, excuse me, I’m digressing. With it.

13 Top Books for CMOs - Recommended by The CMO Club

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Pete Krainik of the CMO Club posted thirteen books that members of the CMO club have recommended. Great list : Breakthrough Marketing Plans: How to Stop Wasting Time and Start Driving Growth. Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant. Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur. Clued In: How to Keep Customers Coming Back Again and Again. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High. Leading Change. Marketing Champions: Practical Strategies for Improving Marketing's Power, Influence, and Business Impact.

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Annoucing a new family member

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I seldom write personal posts but I'm making an exception to share my joy. Lydia Faith Carroll was born on 7/8/09. She is 7lbs 6oz and 19 inches long. Mindy and Lydia are doing great! Lydia getting some rest : ). Our first family photo with Lydia. happy family of five! feel very grateful and blessed

What Exactly IS Digital Body Language?

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I've been using the term "Digital Body Language" on this blog quite a lot for obvious reasons. However, I have not really taken a moment to define the term, as I realized recently after a presentation on the topic. So what is it? What we are referring to when we talk about Digital Body Language is the aggregate of all the digital activity you see from an individual.

Fire your Director of Social Media!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At a recent ANA conference I was interviewing Brian Wallace VP of Digital Marketing and Media for RIM when I heard him say “2 years from now- if I still have a Director of Social Media – I should be fired!&# and after thinking about that I can’t help but agree with him. Said differently how do we make social part of the very DNA of the firm? What’s your view? Tweet This! Digg this!

Inbound Marketing University | inboundmarketing.com

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Subscribe by RSS InboundMarketing.com Home News Jobs Forums University Search this site: Home Inbound Marketing University Posted May 5th, 2009 by Rick Burnes Register for IMU | Class Schedule | Professors | Student Tools | IMU Badges | Partners | Student Bulletin Board >>Click here to attend this weeks classes! **By clicking the above link, you will have access to the upcoming and recorded webinars. June 15-19, 2009: Inbound Marketing University Classes June 22, 2009: Review Session and Certification Exam New feature! Program Schedule: ( Cant make one of the classes?

5 quick tips to writing better proposals (RFP responses)

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We're frequently asked for any tips we might have for people writing proposal responses to Requests for Proposals (RFP) that they've received. After finding us through the RFP Database , seeing the abundance of RFPs that it contains, and knowing that all of those RFPs are open competitions, the natural question is "if I'm going to spend time writing a proposal it has got to be a winner". Faced with the situation of having to read 300+ pages of different vendors' proposals many people read the first page and then start skimming, and if they're not skimming, their minds are probably going numb.

The Content Marketing Workbook | Velocity - the B2B marketing acceleration agency for technology companies

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Doug Kessler Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 Your prospects are being buffeted by a firehose of information. First Name (required) Last Name (required) Email (valid email required) Company (required) cforms contact form by delicious:days Tags: Add new tag , B2B content marketing , B2B Demand Generation , B2B lead generation , B2B social media Posted in Featured Paper , Papers | Comments The Velocity B2B Content Marketing Workbook | Velocity - the B2B marketing acceleration agency for technology companies says: June 11, 2009 at 2:25 pm [.] Add Comment Click here to cancel reply.

Webinar on Effective Lead Management: How to Convert Marketing Leads into Sales Pipeline

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Research shows that about 80% of leads marketers generate end up getting lost, ignored or discarded. So, instead of continually struggling to find new leads for Sales, marketers should begin focusing on developing effective lead management processes for converting more leads into sales pipeline. In fact, in a recent lead generation poll I conducted through my LinkedIn group, I found that converting leads to pipeline revenue was the biggest challenge for marketers. The key is to look back at your past marketing activities to find the gold that’s been lost in the Sales and Marketing pipelines.

7 Reasons Why Marketing Automation Projects Fail

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Needless to say, Marketing Automation software is very popular today. It can be used for email campaigns, drip marketing, lead nurturing, lead scoring, landing page management and for brewing coffee. It is often positioned as something that will solve all your marketing problems for a couple of thousand dollars per month. Okay, I made up the part about brewing coffee. Unclear Prospect Profile(s).

Lead Generation Tips - Take 3 Hour Lunches

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There were days in my lead gen life where I could have easily left for lunch and not come back for four hours. MIT data shows that that might have been a good idea! Gerhard Gschwandtner of Selling Power just highlighted last year's MIT / InsideSales.com study of outbound prospecting lead conversion. It got me thinking. Layer the times together and stagger them for time zone.

Rick Short Explains How to Turn Staff Into Prolific Bloggers

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Posted by Magdalena Georgieva on Mon, Jun 29, 2009 @ 07:40 AM COMMENTS Been searching for an answer.everyone (nearly) agrees that blogs are a great way to bring eyes to your pages. posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 at 10:02 AM by Jack Leblond Jack - thanks for the comment. posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 at 11:25 AM by Rick Short Rick, Great blog topic - enjoyed reading. Wrong.

Is social media effective for B2B lead generation?

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I’m probably biased, but I believe the primary objective of business-to-business marketing is driving sales of the company’s products and services. Of course branding and awareness are also roles that can be played effectively by B2B marketing, but from my point of view these are only supporting roles—secondary to the primary objective of helping drive sales. Yet many of these same companies eventually come to the realization that not every prospective customer is ready to buy now. What’s all this have to do with social media? about a survey they recently conducted. Not bad!

5 Things My Father Taught Me About Selling

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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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5 Steps for Brainstorming Your Marketing Plan

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Tweet. One of the most fun aspects of marketing planning can be brainstorming. Here are ways to make sure your marketing brainstorming is fun and productive. 1. Invite the right people. Don’t brainstorm in a marketing silo. Invite others who deal with your customers, including customer service, product development, sales, distributors and possibly suppliers or strategic alliance partners. Worst?

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10 Most Popular Content Marketing Posts of 2009

Content Marketing Today

In fact, visitors searching our site for the phrase “content marketing” increased by 85% in 2009 over 2008. In 2009, most small businesses do have websites and the term, ‘content marketing,’ has gone from obscure to fashionable. Thanks to everyone for their support in 2009! It’s been a very good year for content marketing. Want to Attract and Retain Great Customers? But now.

Podcast: Why sellers don’t have the right tools to help buyers buy

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A recent lead generation poll showed that converting leads to pipeline revenue (accelerating sales) was the biggest challenge for marketers. What are we doing as sellers that keeps us from closing sales? It’s a tough question, and it’s one that gets a lot of feathers ruffled. However, this is one question that Sharon Drew Morgen isn’t afraid to tackle. spoke with Morgen recently to ask her about her take on the question and her new book Dirty Little Secrets: why buyers can’t buy and sellers can’t sell and what you can do about it. Basically: How do we convert leads to sales?

Lead Generation Checklist - Part 2: Sales and Marketing – One Team

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I’ve started an eight-part series I’m calling the ‘Lead Generation Checklist.’ Each post in the series addresses a step that will help to make your lead generation campaigns work like a well-oiled machine. In the first installment , I discussed tackling your organization’s mindset. Your touches should be conversations not just campaigns. Your “marketing” approach should be more consultative. The post received a lot of great comments. Ardath Ablee was fascinated by one and wrote about it in her blog. think you’ll find “How to Use Existing Content in B2B Demand Generation Programs” helpful.