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Sales Ready Leads: Quality vs. Quantity

Smashmouth Marketing

It's a small world--find out who you or your colleagues know at those companies (use LinkedIn). We wrote a blog post Third Party Vendors for Lead Qualification on this very topic. The topic of Quality vs. Quantity in demand gen has been a constant debate. As David Greenberg, Sr. We just don't have the time to waste managing anything but.". Quality Vendor. Cancel/Reject Rate. 56,000.

Lessons learned while deleting 274 blog posts

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

After more than seven years of blogging I had a lot of clutter. So I started at the beginning of the {grow} timeline and began deleting blog posts. When the dust had cleared, I had trashed 274 blog posts. It was fun to go back and figure out who left the first of 65,000 comments on this blog. Since those early days I have had more than 65,000 comments on the blog.

8 Elements of the Perfect Blog Post

B2B Marketing Traction

What does a perfect blog post look like? recently curated an article on the perfect blog post by Kevan Lee of Buffer. It was chock full of great tips and best practices for blog posts proven by research, but some of my followers commented that the long and detailed article was hard to put into action. Shortened Lines of Text at the Beginning of the Blog. wanting more.

20 LinkedIn Groups Every Marketer Should Join

Hubspot

This is certainly understandable, given all of the projects on their plates on a daily basis -- from setting up workflows , to analyzing blog metrics , to creating premier content. To get a glimpse of just what kinds of popular marketing groups -- and even niche communities within marketing, like blogging and social -- there are on the social media site, check out our list below.

Why are America’s fastest-growing companies killing their blogs?

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Are America’s fastest-growing companies shifting away from blogging as a primary social media platform?  ”Maybe” could be a conclusion based on new research examining the INC 500 from The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts. For the first time in the five years that this research has been conducted, the use of blogging declined.

Rick Short Explains How to Turn Staff Into Prolific Bloggers

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Blog HubSpot TV Contributors Marketing Kit Internet Marketing Blog The HubSpot Inbound Internet Marketing blog covers all of inbound marketing - SEO, Blogging, Social Media, Landing Pages, Lead Generation and Analytics. For Indium Corporation , a supplier of soldering materials and electronics assembly equipment, blogging is now a central piece of the marketing mix.

Does LinkedIn Make Your Phone Ring?

B2B Marketing Traction

So, if I’m getting results, why do many business people still say, “I’m on LinkedIn – now what?” So you’re on LinkedIn – now what? I was the 102,794 th person to create a LinkedIn profile on January 7, 2004. (To figure out what number you were – see Jason’s blog entry, What Number Are You On LinkedIn? Tweet.

what's your marketing approach?

The Effective Marketer

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 8:29 pm and is filed under Communication , Marketing Management , Marketing Strategy. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Email Subscription Subscribe to the RSS feed Follow Daniel on Twitter Connect via LinkedIn Follow Me On Twitter! Blog at WordPress.com.The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking What’s Your Marketing Approach? Create this email here, prepare a webinar there, and send the artwork for publication in that magazine.

What was Linkedin Thinking?

MI6 Marketing Agency

Audience: Linkedin Group Managers, Linkedin Product Managers, Community Managers. In October 2009, Rick Stomphorst and I founded Silicon Halton a grassroots “ unassociation &# for Hitech entrepreneurs, companies and professionals in the Halton Region in Ontario, Canada. The primary tool and channel for our launch and to build the community was our Linkedin Group.

The Top 3 Priorities for 2010 Marketing Budgets

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About | Advertise | Submissions | Write for Us CrowdsourcedFRD Home Advertising Branding Design PR SEO-SEM Social Media Strategy More testchannel AdROCK eBooks Educational Facebook Guest Posts Twitter The Top 3 Priorities for 2010 Marketing Budgets November 2nd, 2009 | By guestblogger By Tom Pick | Online Marketing Executive | KC Associates With a lingering recession, the U.S. Create content on a blog or produce videos, and promote using Digg, Twitter, and other social bookmarking and social networking sites. 3. So how should your prioritize spending for next year? 1. Tweet This!

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Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog

Webbiquity

Over the last decade, business blogs have gone from being a novelty to a leading-edge practice to an essential element for any company seeking to optimize its presence on the web. According to Small Business Trends and HubSpot , the percentage of businesses with blogs has increased from less than half in 2009 to nearly two out of three in 2011. Why are so many companies now embracing blogging? blog helps on all three fronts much more than a standard corporate website. Will the blog be part of your corporate site or have its own unique URL ? Location.

How to Blog: What Blog Categories Should I Create?

B2B Marketing Traction

A successful blog has carefully thought-out categories under which you group your blog posts. The irony is that it’s often not until you’ve blogged for a while that you figure out what you want those categories to be. Blog Post Categories Should Mirror Your Products and Services. Create Blog Categories for Topics Readers Like. Have you changed them?

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B2B Email Marketing: Interview with Stephanie Miller

Sales Lead Insights

Stephanie, why is this happening and what should this blog’s readers do about it? This study tracks with Return Path’s Deliverability Benchmark Report on the first half of 2009, which is based on the data Return Path manages for ISPs and corporate system administrators. Include links to your LinkedIn profile and other social network sites, and encourage subscribers to "Share this" by providing auto-status update links at each article or call to action. My guest today is Stephanie Miller , email expert and co-author of Sign me up! Yikes! Yes and yes.

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

It's All About Revenue

Last year, storytelling, influence and curation came together in  The Blog Tree , a collaboration between Eloqua and JESS3 that turned a hackneyed “top blogs list” into a rich, playful visual that not only listed top marketing blogs, but also showed the interrelationships between and among them. The Blog Tree: New Growth. Every leaf links to the corresponding blog.

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10 Steps to Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing

WindMill Networking

LinkedIn just announced their earnings last week for the first time since going public, and it was good to see that their membership (now at 115 million members ) and website traffic ( #11 in the U.S., #13 in the world ) continue to grow. Still don’t think your business needs to be on LinkedIn? If Facebook were the White Pages, LinkedIn is the Yellow Pages.

Email Autoresponders 2.0 in B2B Marketing

Anything Goes Marketing

You can promote corporate blog posts, upcoming events, press releases and the newest white papers/case studies in an RSS feed(s) that you can add to your email either underneath the main "Thanks for registering text" or as a side column. By autoresponder email, I mean the confirmation email that a registrant immediately receives when they fill out a form on a website. Email Autoresponder 1.0

Do you want your customers to be able to reach you?

Junta 42

Every time we update the Junta42 Top 42 Content Marketing Blogs list, one of the jobs is to get the name and email for each blogger.  For this go around, there are 44 new blogs to be added to the list – so there are 44 people to find and get an email address.  I find connections to Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.  This not only includes SEO, blogging and producing content that will drive people to your site (gaining credibility and trust), it also includes them actually being able to get in touch with you.  Are you?   HA!  

90 Tips to Make Your Blog Rock

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Jeffbullas's Blog Internet Marketing Home Bio Speaking Grade your Site Marketing Resources Twitter Jeff’s YouTube Contact Congratulations: You have successfully subscribed! Sometimes we need to find that inspiration to write that next post or optimize the blog so that maybe one day you will be able to monetize your expertise and content and retire to the Bahamas. Thanks!

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RFP Etiquette: Dos and Don’ts for Business Matchmaking

Confluent Forms

The following interview/article was conducted by Vince Giorgi, Vince President of Hanley Wood Marketing for his blog, Touch Point City. The original article was posted here on July 21, 2009. Mike Wolfsohn, Ignited’s EVP-executive creative director, wrote a Sunday post for his agency’s blog describing Ignited’s experience during a recent Zappos agency search. His post tells of the agency’s chagrin at seeing, via Google analytics, that Zappos viewed only five pages of Ignited’s 25-page proposal (submitted as a blog), with an average page-view time of just 14 seconds.

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102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity

B2B buyers are most likely to share useful vendor content via email (79%), followed by LinkedIn (53%), Twitter (39%) and Facebook (18%). Women make up the larger share of users on Facebook (58% to 42%) and are a slightly larger share on Twitter (52% to 48%) while men are the predominate users of LinkedIn (63% to 37%) and Google+ (71% to 29%). Conductor Blog ). AddThis Blog ).

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10 Tips for Integrating Social Media and LinkedIn in to Your Job Search in 2011

WindMill Networking

How about, “I received all of these LinkedIn invites, but I thought they were such a nuisance!&# Indeed, the only positive thing to come out of not digging our wells before we are thirsty is to finally realize the power of LinkedIn in helping us build out our personal brand, professional networking, and ultimately being instrumental in helping us land a job. Thanks! 1.) Analyze. 

Blogging, social media use skyrocketing at universities

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100 percent of colleges and universities studied are using some form of social media, up from 95 % last year, 85% in 2009 and 61% in 2008. Eighty-four percent have a school Twitter account (up from 59%) and 66% have a blog (up from 51%). College admissions professionals are flocking to LinkedIn with 47% on the professional networking site, up from 16% last year.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: New Book on Corporate Blogging

B2B Lead Generation Blog

B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. « Webinar: Eight critical success factors for lead generation | Main | New E-Book Offers Great Advice » New Book on Corporate Blogging Its exciting when someone you know launches a new book. This is the perfect time to release a book on corporate blogging.

How To Build An Army Of Volunteer Contributors For Your Blog

B2B Marketing Insider

Back in 2009, two of my employees helped me start B2B Marketing Insider  for my own rants and raves in content marketing, social media and marketing strategy. Step 1: I identified all the internal employees who were already blogging on the topics I thought our audience was interested in. But you only have a tiny budget. And you want to maintain a high level of quality. Let me explain.

Best of 2009: Social Media Marketing, Part 1

Webbiquity

Compelling thought-leadership content, blog posts, white papers, video and SEO efforts support and create long-term value for social media tactics. Another noteworthy post from this publication is Facebook is a Personal CRM for Baby Boomers , in which Daniel Flamberg reports on an Accenture study showing that in early 2009, “boomers posted a 59 percent increase in use of social networks; a rate of adoption 30 times faster than any other age group.&# 11 Reasons You Can’t Ignore Social Media in 2009 by Digital Labz. How to be a LinkedIn superstar by iMedia Connection.

B2B Search Marketing: 5 Must-Read Tips - Online Marketing Blog

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Online Marketing Blog TopRank's internet marketing blog on the intersection of social media, digital public relations and search engine marketing. For one client in the B2B marketing industry, TopRank devised a blog strategy incorporating industry thought leader interviews. This tactic contributed to a nearly 50% increase in organic traffic to the blog. Enjoy!]

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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? So click here to find out whether they changed my mind… Read more… Stan Woods | June 16th, 2009 | one comment The Content Marketing Workbook It’s here. Read more… Doug Kessler | June 11th, 2009 | 3 comments Choose your patients carefully The most respected surgeons in the world have the best survival rates. Zillions of blog posts. Come and get it!

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6 Reasons to Embrace Social Media Today

Content Marketing Today

Millions of web users, both in the business to consumer and business-to-business markets, are reading blogs and listening to podcasts daily. Organizations as diverse as law firms, interior designers, real estate agents, and roofing companies are using blogs, podcasts, videos, and user communities such as Facebook to demonstrate their expertise and thought leadership. Not next week.

How NOT to pitch a blog | Online Marketing Blog

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Online Marketing Blog TopRank’s internet marketing blog on the intersection of digital PR, social and search engine marketing. Home About Resources Archives Subscribe Consulting Contact How NOT to pitch a blog 29 Comments | Posted by Lee Odden on Aug 29th, 2007 in Blog Marketing , Blogging , Online Marketing , Online PR In the past I’ve written about blogger relations offering tips on how marketers or PR professionals ought to present their story ideas to bloggers. There is no editorial calendar or story board in place with 99% of blogs.

10 New Websites to Add to Your Social Media Blog List in 2013

WindMill Networking

Looking for new blogs to follow in 2013 for unique and insightful information on social media? On a daily basis, however, it is the blog posts of individuals, and a growing number of companies, which might have the biggest impact on our understanding of social media. As a rule, I also did not include any blogs that I recommended you follow in the previous years. Enjoy!

The Fun Theory: How to Change Behavior

The Effective Marketer

This entry was posted on Monday, November 30th, 2009 at 8:00 am and is filed under Communication , Marketing Strategy , Social Media. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Email Subscription Subscribe to the RSS feed Follow Daniel on Twitter Connect via LinkedIn Follow Me On Twitter! Blog at WordPress.com.How are you changing your customers and your prospects behavior?

ClickInsights: What was your "Aha" moment in 2009? - Part 1

Connect the Docs

have invited our Panel of White Paper Experts to reflect on 2009 and answer the following question: What was your aha moment in 2009 ? Blog WhitePaperPundit Twitter Jonathan_Kantor. He is also the author of the White Paper Pundit blog. Since I’ve started a Twitter presence in February 2009, I have been able to build a 4000+ following relatively easily.

ClickInsights: What was your "Aha" moment in 2009? - Part 2

Connect the Docs

have invited our Panel of B2B Marketing Experts to reflect on 2009 and answer the following question: What was your aha moment in 2009 ? Blogs. Forrester Blog for Interactive Marketing Professionals. Ardath Albee's blog Marketing Interactions. Rebel Brown's blog Phoenix Rising. Brian Carroll's blog B2B Lead Generation Blog. via Beth Harte).

Webinar Presentations That Suck « The Effective Marketer

The Effective Marketer

This entry was posted on Monday, May 25th, 2009 at 7:43 pm and is filed under Communication , Webinars. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Email Subscription Subscribe to the RSS feed Follow Daniel on Twitter Connect via LinkedIn Follow Me On Twitter! Blog at WordPress.com.How do you avoid the same mistakes you see people committing all the time when delivering web presentations?

3 Winning Examples of B2B Blogs Done Right

WindMill Networking

Over the last few years blogging has become a recognized marketing tool as a component of a social media strategy.  While businesses used to scratch their head as to why they should be fiddling with something that was originally created for individuals, B2B marketing professionals should now realize that a blog can and should play a central role in their content marketing efforts as well as provide the foundation for their social media engagement. Become an Industry Resource – Blogging shouldn’t be about you – it’s about them , your target customers! 

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Is LinkedIn Really a Social Network?

Vertical Response

If you’re on LinkedIn, you more than likely have your work history on it. But does all this type of activity justify calling LinkedIn a social network? But even with the definition fitting the general LinkedIn makeup, would you really put it in the social ranks of Facebook and Twitter? Or do people still think of LinkedIn as a site where you put your resume?

Smashmouth Review - LeadLander - Who's Really Visiting Your Site?

Smashmouth Marketing

We are keeping the reviews independent--actually using the products/services, and then critiquing them. I had heard about LeadLander from a competitor (surprisingly, not all competitors are enemies.that's another blog post). Installed LeadLander on both our company website, www.green-leads.com, and on the Smashmouth Marketing blog. Published a blog interview with Joe Galvin of SiriusDecisions. Promoted it on Twitter , on LinkedIn , and through other channels. We did this by using one link for Twitter , one for LinkedIn , and one for an email blast. Day 1.

6 Reasons Why Your Blog Is Your Most Important Social Media Tool

Content Marketing Today

Your blog is your secret social media weapon. Thanks to free or inexpensive blogging tools, any individual can be on the same technological footing as the New York Times or Business Week. What I think is less obvious is that your blog is every bit as much a social media tool as Twitter, Facebook or MySpace. Nothing works better than a blog to achieve that objective.

Top 25 Most Useful LinkedIn Blog Posts of 2009

WindMill Networking

As the year comes to a close, it is time to look back, before looking forward to 2010, at all of the informative and insightful blog posts that the world has created in the past 365 days concerning LinkedIn. LinkedIn itself, while beginning 2009 at a slow start, ended the year announcing 50 million members, [.] Related posts: By Reading Your Blog I Know What a LinkedIn LION is. Today I received a LinkedIn invite from someone who had. Is Your LinkedIn Profile More Accurate Than Your Resume? But What is a TRUE LION?

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Podcast: Tradeshow and Event Marketing with Ruth Stevens

B2B Lead Generation Blog

B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading! Critical Success Factor #9 Effectiveness 8 Critical Success Factors for Lead Generation 2.0