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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.

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.

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. world wide web

Email Autoresponders 2.0 in B2B Marketing

Anything Goes Marketing

Your marketing automation platform can also help you build signature rules based on other contact information such as geography which allows for a personalized approach even if a web visitor has yet to be assigned to a sales rep. lead nurturing email marketing marketing automation RSS online marketing lead management Twitter lead qualification Web 2.0.Email Autoresponder 1.0

Does Your B2B Sales Team Dominate LinkedIn?

B2B Marketing Traction

Wouldn’t it be great if, when your prospects search on LinkedIn for your products or services, your sales team dominates the results? Adoption of LinkedIn is increasing by B2B professionals in corporations and organizations. Executive and managers are asking questions of their peers about which products and services they prefer in LinkedIn Groups and  the Questions and Answers feature. If your sales team not only participates but is able to dominate these conversations on LinkedIn, you can build your brand and stand out as an industry leader. Tweet. Wrong!

Tutorial: Adding Video to Your LinkedIn Profile in 7 Easy Steps

WindMill Networking

When I wrote my LinkedIn book back in 2009, I had two detailed chapters on how you can embed a video into your profile using two different applications that LinkedIn provides.  cautioned in my book that there is a certain professional atmosphere on LinkedIn, so that any attempt to add video to your profile should only be done so in adding value to your professional brand. 

what's your marketing approach?

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 8:29 pm and is filed under Communication , Marketing Management , Marketing Strategy. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Email Subscription Subscribe to the RSS feed Follow Daniel on Twitter Connect via LinkedIn Follow Me On Twitter! Web Design Webinar Yes, Please Share This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 As marketers, we sometimes fall victims of the routine day-to-day tactical activities and forget why we are doing them.

Social Media will Disrupt every Function in your Company

Buzz Marketing for Technology

What makes this different from the adoption of the Web or CRM is that Social Media is changing so much more than those technologies ever did. Recruiters are clearly already using Social Networks like LinkedIn as their first source of candidates. IT was already on the scene with Web 2.0 We are at an interesting inflection point with Social Media today.

Best of 2009 (So Far): Social Media Marketing, Part 4

WebMarketCentral

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." Tags: Web 2.0 Is Your Online Marketing Strategy All Tweet and No Meat?

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

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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. Here’s why B2B marketers should do the same thing… Read more… Doug Kessler | June 8th, 2009 | no comments Featured post The Content Marketing Workbook It’s here. It’s a nice summary of what legs the ‘web 2.0

The Fun Theory: How to Change Behavior

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Volkswagen launched what became quickly a viral campaign with emails being forwarded, youtube videos with over 1 million hits and comments from all corners of the web. This entry was posted on Monday, November 30th, 2009 at 8:00 am and is filed under Communication , Marketing Strategy , Social Media. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0

Webinar Presentations That Suck « The Effective Marketer

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How do you avoid the same mistakes you see people committing all the time when delivering web presentations? This entry was posted on Monday, May 25th, 2009 at 7:43 pm and is filed under Communication , Webinars. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 Web Design Webinar Yes, Please Share This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Best of 2009 (So Far): Social Media Marketing, Part 2

WebMarketCentral

How can you maximize the business value of tools like LinkedIn and Twitter? How to be a LinkedIn superstar by iMedia Connection Larry Weintraub explains how to get the most out of LinkedIn, from creating the right kind of profile, building connections and soliciting recommendations to working with LinkedIn groups. tools (delicious, Feedburner, LinkedIn et al.),

Best of 2009 (So Far): Social Media Marketing, Part 3

WebMarketCentral

While most of the sites on the list are hardly surprising (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), there are a few unexpected results, like Tagged at #6 and Yuku at #16. Tags: Web 2.0 While most marketers have now embraced social media for monitoring and participating in brand conversations, questions still abound. Sure, online video is hot, but how you optimize video assets?

Social CMO – Will CMO’s miss this opportunity?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Let me explain… 2009 was the year Social hit its tipping point and from here on out we will never be able to go backward. Recruiters are clearly already using Social Networks like LinkedIn as their first source of candidates and this will continue even further. IT was already on the scene with Web 2.0

Trust: Get It, Measure It, Grow It Online or Offline

B2B Marketing Traction

This book discusses why trust is important for social media – a must read if you’re thinking of getting into Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and blogging, and a great read if you’re already into these networks and activities or even if you consider yourself an expert. Internet Marketing Marketing Strategy Role of the CMO Social Media/Web 2.0 Tweet. Very fun to think about.

Social Media Success Stories

Anything Goes Marketing

LinkedIn: Starting an Alumni Group When Linkedin started a groups feature (like Facebook groups) I thought about how I could network with former colleagues. LinkedIn tip : Look for ways that you can create niche groups that pull together people with similar interests. Twitter tip #2: Make sure you add your Twitter URL to your LinkedIn profile. How am I doing this?

Presenting Effective Charts « The Effective Marketer

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How to Ensure Your Message is Clear Before creating a chart showing the latest web analytics, or the trends in email clickthrough rates explaining the recent results in webinar registrations, think about what exactly you are trying to say. This entry was posted on Sunday, July 12th, 2009 at 8:15 pm and is filed under Communication. Stop doing charts in Excel. The fix?

The New Symbiosis of Professional Networks: Social Media’s Impact on Business and Decision-Making

Leader Networks

The research was conducted as part of our 2009 fellowship with the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR). The big three have emerged as leading professional networks: LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter The average professional belongs to 3-5 online networks for business use, and LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are among the top used. Is this person knowledgeable?

How old-school data capture is poisoning marketing and what to do about it

Chris Koch

In our recent Web 2.0 survey, (all ITSMA clients can download this executive summary ), we found that “increased web traffic&# was the most frequently cited benefit of Web 2.0 Now that may be due in part to the fact that most B2B marketers have only recently begun using Web 2.0 in their marketing—fewer than 35% of marketers in our survey have been using blogs or podcasts for more than one year, and just 3% have been using social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) efforts so far (by 67% of respondents). for at least that long.

Which is Better for Driving B2B Blog Traffic - Twitter or LinkedIn?

WebMarketCentral

I recently did a little test to determine whether Twitter or LinkedIn was more effective at driving traffic to a few specific posts on this blog. Various posts were promoted on Twitter (with retweeting encouraged) and to three relevant and popular LinkedIn Groups focused on social media, PR and b2b lead generation. Tags: Web 2.0 The results? Social Tagging

Going on a Business Trip? Use the LinkedIn Events Application and Windmill Network!

WindMill Networking

If you’ve followed my Windmill Networking blog for awhile or read my LinkedIn book , you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of the LinkedIn Events Application. So the next time you are on a business trip, follow this procedure to create a way for people to meet you through the LinkedIn Events Application and Windmill Network! windmill windmills world wide web

The 4 C's of Social Media

WebMarketCentral

These can take the form of interaction on a social sharing site like Searchles , blog comments, Twitter replies, LinkedIn messages, writing on a Facebook wall, or other means of online dialog. Tags: Web 2.0 Social media is a bit like art—most of us are pretty sure we know what it is, but articulating a common definition can be challenging. Social Tagging

Business Value of Social Networking

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Business Value of Social Networking by Achinta Mitra on July 29, 2009 in Social Media Marketing , Social Networking Saw a very interesting video where Seth Godin talks about how useful social media is to businesses. But like many b-to-b marketers, I’m not sure how it has impacted my business. All Rights Reserved.

What's Next for B2B Social Media? FYIndOut Now

WebMarketCentral

In addition, FYIndOut lets each vendor know who else is getting the lead (so vendors can position themselves accordingly when they contact the buyer) and provides LinkedIn information from the buying company (so the vendor can check for connections there). Social Tagging Web Marketing Tags: Web 2.0 How can b2b firms approach social media more strategically?

How NOT to pitch a blog | Online Marketing Blog

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We would like you to make a blog post about our Affiliate Program and Web Directory. In return, we will offer you either 5,000 free header banner impressions at ——— or we can give you a free listing at ——— Web Directory for one year. Drainedge Link Tank » Links From Around the Web says: August 30, 2007 at 11:18 am [.] Ruby Web says: September 9, 2008 at 2:53 am Great article. Online Marketing Blog TopRank’s internet marketing blog on the intersection of digital PR, social and search engine marketing. Please don’t.

The Networker's Dream

The Effective Marketer

By gathering information from your LinkedIn, Facebook, Yahoo, Gmail (not Hotmail, mind you), and other social media sites you belong, it maps out your connections and the connections of your connections. Is like LinkedIn on steroids, because not only you can see who’s connected to whom, but also HOW they are connected. Look forward to meeting up with you at BOS 2009.)

Magic Quadrant or Magic Numbers? A Judge Will Decide. « The.

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 at 12:30 pm and is filed under Marketing Planning , Marketing Strategy. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 Suit over Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Big Marketing Ploy « The Effective Marketer says: November 6, 2009 at 12:10 pm [.] Judge Will Decide. Stay tuned! Judge Will Decide.

The Buzz about Social Media Marketing

Content Marketing for BI

So much buzz about social media marketing (Facebook, Ning, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, LinkedIn), it’s almost tough to separate practical information from the hype. Vendor, industry and trade Web sites – 69%. Web events or virtual trade shows – 40%. They leverage LinkedIn, Ning, YouTube, and Twitter. And here are the answers: Peers and colleagues – 84%. Blogs – 24%.

The Enemy of Productivity

The Effective Marketer

Stress vs. Productivity from www.hrmreport.com If your office is anything like mine, your colleagues send you Youtube videos, web links, and other stuff that although very entertaining doesn’t help you get your projects done on time. This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 at 8:15 am and is filed under Communication , Marketing Management , productivity.

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are you paid enough? new salary survey released

The Effective Marketer

Other sources for salary comparison can be found at: AQUENT | AMA 2009 Survey of Marketing Professionals PayScale.com Website Salary.com Website SimplyHired Website MarketingHire.com has some interesting links Glassdoor.com has salaries and reviews of companies And I would be negligent not to mention the always thought-provoking posts from Seth Godin, this time about the myth of big salaries.

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Social CMO – Will CMO’s miss this opportunity?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

2009 was the year Social hit its tipping point and from here on out we will never be able to go backward. Recruiters are clearly already using Social Networks like LinkedIn as their first source of candidates and this will continue even further. IT was already on the scene with Web 2.0 Share this on Linkedin. Let me explain …. For Example …. Tweet This! Digg this!

Social CMO – Will CMO’s miss this opportunity?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

2009 was the year Social hit its tipping point and from here on out we will never be able to go backward. Recruiters are clearly already using Social Networks like LinkedIn as their first source of candidates and this will continue even further. IT was already on the scene with Web 2.0 Share this on Linkedin. Let me explain …. For Example …. Tweet This! Digg this!

Kindle Marketing Lessons « The Effective Marketer

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This entry was posted on Friday, May 29th, 2009 at 2:43 pm and is filed under Marketing Planning , Marketing Strategy , Pricing. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 Responses to Kindle Marketing Lessons Steve Bain says: May 29, 2009 at 11:12 pm The WSJ rather than Amazon is the likely cause of the price increase. appealed to me. FIFTY percent!

effective marketer principle 8: say “we” rather than “i”

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This entry was posted on Friday, February 6th, 2009 at 10:20 pm and is filed under Communication , Teamwork. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Email Subscription Subscribe to the RSS feed Follow Daniel on Twitter Connect via LinkedIn Follow Me On Twitter! He says “listen first, speak last”. United States License.

effective marketer principle 6: focus on opportunities rather than.

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This entry was posted on Sunday, January 18th, 2009 at 9:31 pm and is filed under Communication , Decision Making , Marketing Planning , Marketing Strategy. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Email Subscription Subscribe to the RSS feed Follow Daniel on Twitter Connect via LinkedIn Follow Me On Twitter! It prevents damage.

effective marketer principle 5: take responsibility for communicating

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This entry was posted on Saturday, January 17th, 2009 at 3:26 pm and is filed under Communication , Marketing Management , Teamwork. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Email Subscription Subscribe to the RSS feed Follow Daniel on Twitter Connect via LinkedIn Follow Me On Twitter! Like Be the first to like this post.

marketing action plans

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There’s a whole discussion around marketing ROI that we should have at a later date, I think most of you are already developing plans with specific goals in mind be it lead generation, web traffic, referrals, and even sales. This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 at 10:17 pm and is filed under Marketing Planning , Marketing Strategy. Spreadsheets abound, and ideas flow.

tools of the trade: webinars and online presentations

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm and is filed under Communication , productivity. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Email Subscription Subscribe to the RSS feed Follow Daniel on Twitter Connect via LinkedIn Follow Me On Twitter! Why not kill three birds with one stone? United States License.

if you're gonna copy, make it right

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This entry was posted on Sunday, February 15th, 2009 at 10:02 pm and is filed under Communication , Marketing Planning , Marketing Strategy. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 One Response to If you’re gonna copy, make it right Jason Cohen says: February 16, 2009 at 10:14 am Thanks for the great write-up! Why do I care? Let me explain. Maybe.

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how to use social media - lessons from ama digital conference

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Talking of which, all deserve credit here: Deana Goldasich, from Magnetic , gave a thought-provoking presentation on web usability that took us for a ride on the evolution of websites since the early 90′s until today. I got a couple pages worth of notes from her presentation. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 The guy really knows his stuff.

free stuff that sells. maybe.

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This entry was posted on Saturday, June 13th, 2009 at 7:36 pm and is filed under Communication , Marketing Management , Marketing ROI , Marketing Strategy , Social Media , Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 Simon Mason says: June 16, 2009 at 12:25 pm Hi Daniel, Interesting post. Maybe. Effective marketing is about generating sales.

because you can't beat free marketing training

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Class: Analyzing Inbound Marketing (AZ401) Professor: Marshall Sponder, Monster.com , Web Analytics Association for Social Media In this class Marshall takes you through a tour of web analytics and how to track and measure your efforts related to social media, web, and more. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 Welldone! But it is not.