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  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
    [2010] Bringing down the Twitter snobs
    It seems that Mitch Joel and I are becoming the Social Media Odd Couple.  I like Mitch. He’s smart. It’s just that I think he is so frequently wrong. Like in his latest post, “ Being a Twitter Snob is a Good Thing &# when he states “it annoys many people when they follow you on Twitter and you do not follow them back.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
    [2010] The New Marketing World: Conversations not Campaigns
    In just a couple of days, I’ll be in Barcelona speaking at the Cisco Partner Velocity Conference. To say I’m looking forward to this opportunity is an understatement. I'm honored to be asked to share my insights with their channel partners from around the world. The timing of this event couldn't be better. Speak the language of the C-level.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA B2B  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010
    [2010] Top 10 Posts on Social Media B2B in 2010
    2010 has been a great year for SocialMediaB2B.com and we wanted to thank everyone for their support of this site by tweeting, re-tweeting, commenting and linking to their favorite posts. We still have a bit more planned for 2010, but we are looking forward to a great 2011. 11 B2B Social Media Predictions For 2010.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
    [2010] FOUND the ROI of Social Media for B2B Marketers!
    I think it is fair to say that Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every B2B Marketers mind has been where is the ROI? As a result I hear of many Social “science experiments” going on across several organizations that may or may not yield the results the marketer is hoping for. Enter Social Customer Support ….
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
    [2010] Neuromarketing and How Content Marketing Works
    What are 3 ways to frustrated your reader’s brains? Last week, I presented a speech at the 5th International Customer Media Congress in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Besides sharing what neuromarketing is teaching us about the brain and marketing, there are tips here for most web-based content publications. hope you enjoy it and learn something.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
    [2010] Four Must-Have Metrics for Marketing Measurement
    Summary: Four critical metrics tell you most of what you need to show the value of your marketing efforts and to optimize your results. And, here's a funny picture. There’s still time to sign up for my October 7 Webinar on stage-based marketing measurement (sponsored by Marketo and hosted by the American Marketing Association ). Marketing ROI.
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2010
    [2010] 7 Steps For Dealing With Negative Blog Reviews And Comments.
    His book, Spitball Marketing: Using What You’ve Got to Get More of What You Want is due out in early 2010. Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2. someone in your office gasps. Negative blog reviews and negative comments are a reality of the new world order where everyone’s a publisher. Go ahead and engage. Or Does It? 5.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010
    [2010] Mapping Content to the Sales Funnel AND Buyer types
    You often hear about the concept of mapping content to the sales funnel (especially in B2B Marketing) but it’s not so common in practice. will self confess that I have ignored this one for a while. The other version of this is the mapping of content to your buyer types and this too is one I have ignored for a while … until now! would love to know.
  • ANYTHING GOES MARKETING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [2010] 5 Corporate B2B Blogs That You Should Copy
    The importance of blogs in your B2B marketing mix can't be overlooked. Blogs are too important in keeping customers and future customers informed about your industry, your products and your company, driving people to your website, and generating leads. However, anyone that can open a.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
    [2010] It’s The Little Things That Make Inside Sales Teams Perform Better
    Like having your operations director dress up as a figure skater. We don’t play around on Halloween. Store bought costumes and cliché ideas are frowned upon at AG Salesworks. Today is our Halloween party and the office is buzzing. One of our operations directors is dressed as a male figure skater. Absolutely!
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010
    [2010] Don't Fix Your Marketing Process
    Summary: In a constantly changing world, flexibility is more important than optimization. Marketers need people, processes and technology that allow them to react quickly to new opportunities. The always-insightful Adam Needles is running a series of blog posts this week that summarize the “real state” of B2B demand generation.
  • DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010
    [2010] 5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing
    The success of the campaign also prompted Regus to have Affect implement similar campaigns in five additional markets in Q1 of 2010. Submissions once a day till Nov 26, 2010 per category Top 5 per category will advance to finalists round Good luck to everyone! The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010
    [2010] Top 20 Most Useful LinkedIn Blog Posts of 2010
    Although Facebook and Twitter always steal the social media spotlight, 2010 should be remembered as the year where LinkedIn accelerated development and released a plethora of new applications, features, and functionality to their platform for professionals.  My own job search advice using the professional platform for 2010: Jobseeker in 2010?
  • DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010
    [2010] 5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing
    The success of the campaign also prompted Regus to have Affect implement similar campaigns in five additional markets in Q1 of 2010. Submissions once a day till Nov 26, 2010 per category Top 5 per category will advance to finalists round Good luck to everyone! The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise. link].
  • SAZBEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [2010] Predictions for 2011 & Scorecard for 2010
    How well did I predict what was going to happen in 2010? First, let’s look back at my predictions for 2010 : Mobile & Local explosion Blurring of lines when it comes to content Video continuing to be viewed more & more online And how did I do with these predictions?… Hulu also released a paid model in 2010.
  • DIGITAL BODY LANGUAGE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [2010] Can Marketing Really be a Revenue Engine?
    It's a key question in today's business environment - can marketing really be a revenue engine, or is this current energy around marketing driving revenue just a fad that will blow over. I was truly honored to host a panel at Dreamforce to discuss that question with three of the very best in the field.
  • DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
    [2010] What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing
    Submissions once a day till Nov 26, 2010 per category Top 5 per category will advance to finalists round Good luck to everyone! More About Mashable » Mobile Version News Submit News About Us Advertise Contact Us Privacy Policy © 2010 Mashable. The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise. Learn more.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010
    [2010] Is social media creating a generation of cowards?
    I’ve been asked about my perspective on Malcom Gladwell’s article, “ Small change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted.&#   My take on it may surprise you … and provide uncomfortable reading if you are a parent or social media junkie. Social media and leadership. in the 1960s. The end of human social skills? Tweet This!
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
    [2010] Three Views On The Future Of The CMO
    Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2. Technology Transcendence For kids today, technology is omnipresent. It’s just there, in everything they do. They are born digital natives. Technology is just a part of life (kinda like sliced bread is for us). Replace any fear of technology with the acceptance of it. How are you changing your view?
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
    [2010] Want to Engage Senior Executives? Think Mobile. | B2Bbloggers.com.
    May 26th, 2010 | By Jeff Wilson It’s the question that has dogged B2B marketers since the beginning of time, how can we get time with senior executives in large enterprise companies? Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2. Think Mobile. Well let’s start with their perception of time and their need to stay connected. Agree? Disagree?
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010
    [2010] Top 10 Inbound Marketing Ebooks and Webinars of 2010
    As marketers around the world prepare for the budgeting, planning, and execution that will happen in the New Year, the team here at HubSpot has been busy looking at data from 2010. After crunching the numbers, we have determined our 10 most popular webinars and ebooks of 2010. Top 10 Inbound Marketing Ebooks and Webinars of 2010. 1.
  • DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
    [2010] What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing
    Submissions once a day till Nov 26, 2010 per category Top 5 per category will advance to finalists round Good luck to everyone! More About Mashable » Mobile Version News Submit News About Us Advertise Contact Us Privacy Policy © 2010 Mashable. The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise. Learn more.
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2010
    [2010] Practical B2B Blog Strategy | B2Bbloggers.com - B2B Social Media.
    Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2. Common wisdom suggests that: publishing conversational posts engaging with your audience cross-promoting on all the relevant social media channels having a professional blog theme and working with keywords and search engine optimization will give you the best shot at success. clicks down. Or Does It? 5.
  • DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010
    [2010] 4 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook
    jordanercomgo [URL=[link] These are the Air Jordan 2010 DoubleWadeSpecial Edition of the new color, two home white as the main color, and two away as the main color black. link] Werkadoo Weekly Digest: 14 May – 20 May 2010 « Werkadoo [.] View More » Web Video Mull Over 2010 With This Interactive. link]. link].
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
    [2010] The Anatomy Of A Sales Discovery Call
    Last week I wrote about the need for sales executives to go into their meetings with a plan of attack. wrote out a quick anatomy of a sales call, but it was very vague. Realistically, each meeting you have has a different desired outcome depending on what stage of the sales process you are at. Step one of course, the discovery meeting.
  • B2B MARKETING ZONE POSTS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011
    [2010] Top 111 B2B Marketing Posts and 34 Hottest Topics for 2010
    Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. 50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far) - Webbiquity , October 5, 2010. Ten reasons to blog – even if nobody reads it - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , November 7, 2010. Marketing Genius Blog , May 25, 2010.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010
    [2010] The More B2B Marketing Changes, the More It Stays the Same
    I’m back from presenting at the Cisco Partner Velocity Conference in Barcelona; the experience was every bit as meaningful and memorable as I thought it would be. You see, I turned 40 there and brought my family along to celebrate. It was a great experience for all of us. Barcelona is a beautiful city. How do we measure ROI of marketing programs?
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [2010] 5 Importants Tips You'll Need To Be Successful At Cold Calling
    At times it can be difficult for us to sum up the keys to success for any of our new hires that walk into the door here at AG. The goal during their first week is to get them a general sense of the basic traits required to consistently attain their goals. Set your goals - All too often inside reps don't set specific call goals for themselves.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2010
    [2010] Social media and the big conversation “fail”
    I am feeling sad and a bit ashamed of myself. Something happened — a wake-up call about this notion of social media “community&# and “conversation.&# It’s making me pause and reflect on what we’re really all about here on the social web. What I’m about. would have heard the coughing. would have asked her about it.
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
    [2010] 7 Social Media And Content Marketing Articles You May Have Missed
    Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2. Over the past several months, I’ve contributed to a number  social media and content marketing blogs around the web. Here’s a round up in case you missed them. Has social media for business hit the mainstream? Each one of us had to submit a poll question and provide our analysis. Sign up.
  • SMASHMOUTH MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010
    [2010] 5 Outbound Calling Best Practices
    AA-ISP Meeting Thursday Jan 21, 2010 4:00-6:30 Papa Razzi in Burlington Dialing the phone all day is a task. have one guy who calls it panning for gold. He'll say he just swished the phone 20 times, found 4 shiny objects and none were gold. Then an hour later he'll yell "Eureka!" when he does successfully set an appointment. Don't.
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010
    [2010] B2B Mobile Marketing. there's an app for that | B2Bbloggers.com.
    Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2. reasing brand engagement. A more powerful use of B2B apps is to enable greater personal productivity and connectivity.  Find out what would make your customers and prospects more productive.  For example, a busy plant manager spends a lot of time working throughout the plant.  Thanks! Or Does It? 5.
  • EVERYTHING TECHNOLOGY MARKETING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [2010] Top-7 Challenges for B2B Marketers
    Especially the top-3 challenges have grown significantly from 2009 to 2010: 1) Generating high-quality leads (from 69% in 2009 to 78% today) - Today's B2B marketers are tackling this issue with processes and technologies such as marketing automation and lead scoring in an attempt to only deliver qualified, truly sales ready leads.
  • B2B MARKETING TRACTION  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2010
    [2010] Create a 1-Page Marketing Plan
    Tweet. like working from a one-page marketing plan for my clients and for my own business, whether or not we have a multi-page written plan as well. On one page we can see where we are, what each person has to do, how much we have or will spend, and what results we’ve achieved. One Page Marketing Plan. Do you create a marketing plan each year?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2010
    [2010] Social media and the big conversation “fail”
    I am feeling sad and a bit ashamed of myself. Something happened — a wake-up call about this notion of social media “community&# and “conversation.&# It’s making me pause and reflect on what we’re really all about here on the social web. What I’m about. would have heard the coughing. would have asked her about it.
  • DIGITAL BODY LANGUAGE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
    [2010] Evaluating Marketing Automation - 10 Questions To Ask
    The market for marketing automation software is doing very well these days. This has lead to an unprecedented variety of options for marketers to choose from, and the range of options can be dizzying. While many of the discussions can focus on software and feature/function comparisons, this is only one element of success. How will these be handled?
  • SAZBEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
    [2010] Pricing Based on Customer Expectations
    Pricing, when done properly, is one of the most difficult tasks any business faces. Yet it is usually only given a perfunctory once-over. Customers have a range in mind that they’re willing to pay, but if you ask them, cheaper is always better. Price something too low, and people wonder about the quality. Price vs. Quality. Who are they?
  • WHAT WORKS - WHAT DOESN'T  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010
    [2010] What B2B Readers Want, Circa 2010
    Good news for 2010: The amateur bloggers and Tweeters haven’t completely replaced those of us who make a living (or try to!) by writing. I’ve had a great opportunity recently to learn what B2B customers want in content by – shock of shocks – asking them. Paper is NOT dead. At least one, yes, still has his secretary print it out for him.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010
    [2010] The Ultimate Glossary: 101 Social Media Marketing Terms Explained
    As of June 2010, LinkedIn had more than 70 million registered users, spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide Lurker - A lurker online is a person who reads discussions on a message board, newsgroup, social network, or other interactive system, but rarely or never participates in the discussion. Internet websites. for $1.65
  • AD YOUR COMMENT HERE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010
    [2010] #TEDWomen and social media, with Joanna Blakely
    There was one interesting talk about social media that came out of TEDWomen concerning how social media tools may help reshape societal stereotypes that I thought I’d share. Media has very restrictive rules for demographic breakdowns and targeting: you’re a 35 year old, white, female or whatever.
  • EVERYTHING TECHNOLOGY MARKETING  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2010
    [2010] A Framework for B2B Customer Segmentation – Part 1: Why Segment Your Market?
    Marketing segmentation is about subdividing markets into segments of customers that have similar needs and behaviors. This way, vendors can optimize their product offering, marketing, and sales approach to meet the specific requirements of the segment better and more cost efficiently than the competition. In short, they are more profitable.
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010
    [2010] Metrics That Matter in B2B Marketing [#B2Bchat]
    About | Advertise | Submissions | Write for Us CrowdsourcedFRD Home Advertising Branding Content Marketing Lead Gen SEO-SEM Social Media More Strategy Design PR eBooks Educational Facebook Guest Posts Twitter Metrics That Matter in B2B Marketing [#B2Bchat] August 26th, 2010 | By Andrew Spoeth Measure everything! Absolutely not. How often? Q.
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
    [2010] 5 Best Practices for B2B Corporate Blogging | B2Bbloggers.com.
    Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2. From competitors to industry pundits, it is easy to get lost in the shuffle among the social media channels and search engines. Buyers are more likely to buy from you with the confidence that you are a knowledge expert in your field and will share further knowledge once they become customers.
  • SAZBEAN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010
    [2010] Best of 2010 – Consumer Preferences Can Put You Out of Business
    2010 in Review! original on consumer preferences posted on May 6, 2010) I’ve been in Germany this week studying the European business environment at the WHU. We’re posting the best articles of the year to help you get 2011 off to the right start! In studying Germany in particular, we discussed an interesting insight.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011
    [2010] Laugh and Learn featuring the Fearless Competitor – Top B2B Ideas of 2010 – The Winner!
    In this special edition, we announce the winner of the 2010 Best B2B marketing idea. The Linkedin community has spoken too and they agree. Congratulations to our winner! Kinaxis with their remarkable series – SuiteMates.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010
    [2010] Social Media and the Contact Center for Dummies (Wiley)
    One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is managing the flow of information about their brands, products, and services that occurs in social media channels, including microblogs (such as Twitter), social networking sites (such as Facebook), blogs, and online forums. Tweet This! Share this on Facebook. Share this on Linkedin. Digg this!
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2010
    [2010] Get ready. Social scoring will change your life.
    There is an interesting, and perhaps alarming, trend brewing on the social media scene.  Take a look at a couple items in the news last week: The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas is providing perks to guests based on their Klout score (an assessment of social media influence)**. People are now curating lists of the most influential bloggers by Klout score.
  • EVERYTHING TECHNOLOGY MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010
    [2010] The Brave New World of B2B Marketing - Are You Ready?
    Your B2B markets are changing rapidly. It is now harder than ever for B2B vendors to get the attention of our audiences. Power Shift Knowledge is power, and the balance of power is clearly shifting from vendors to the customer. B2B buyers are more sophisticated than ever. Now imagine the information customers are finding is yours.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010
    [2010] Using Content to Build Trust in B2B Marketing
    In the recent Edelman Trust Barometer report they detail out how trust is rebounding in a handful of Western countries especially in the United States where trust in business jumped 18 points to 54 percent. Which was an interesting statistic no doubt for many of us in business today. To me this is the story for any content marketer like myself.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010
    [2010] Teradata Buys Aprimo for $525 Million: More Marketing Automation Consolidation To Come
    But, as Eloqua ’s Joe Payne points out in his own comment on the Aprimo deal , the remaining vendors are all much smaller: while Unica and Aprimo each had around $100 million revenue, Eloqua and Alterian are around $50 million, Neolane and SmartFocus are around $20 million, and Marketo said recently it expects around $15 million in 2010.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2010
    [2010] Predictions for B2B Marketing in 2011
    I don't usually bother with the traditional "predictions for next year" piece at this time of year. But I happened to write one in response to a question at the Focus online community last week. So I figured I'd share it here as well. Marketing automation hits an inflection point, or maybe two. Training and support will be critical success factors.
  • DIGITAL BODY LANGUAGE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
    [2010] Marketing Dashboard: Passive Discovery
    We spoke recently about various ways of looking at marketing benchmarks and how to better dashboard and analyze the entire revenue performance management process. This thinking needs to be applied to all areas of the revenue engine, and each has its own unique challenges. This view is instructive in two ways.
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
    [2010] What The Japanese Can Teach Us About First Impressions.
    Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2. When you hand someone your calling card, they will take it gently with two hands, and then place it neatly inside of a special protective card holder.  And if you ask them to see your business card two weeks later, they will pull it out in mint condition with the corners still crisp. Or Does It? 5.
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
    [2010] Content Marketers: How to Think and Act Like a Publisher
    Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2. But one key thing publishers have always focused on that B2B marketers traditionally have not is the profitable creation and distribution of massive amounts of content. So how do you begin to find or create the content you will need to succeed? It is by no means exhaustive or all inclusive. Sign up.
  • DIGITAL BODY LANGUAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
    [2010] Calculating the Value of a B2B Marketing Campaign
    It’s the ultimate question in marketing: What effect did this campaign have on revenue? In short buying cycles, where the buyer generally understands the category of the offering, and the transaction is quick and simple, this can be measured relatively easily. Tying the buying event to that marketing campaign is both easy and sensible.
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
    [2010] Print Advertising's Fit Into Today's Marketing Mix #B2Bchat Recap.
    B2Bchat Recap] June 4th, 2010 | By Jeremy Victor Well this week’s #B2Bchat on print advertising and where it fits into today’s marketing mix was a lively discussion. Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2. Enjoy the read and special thanks go to @KentHuffman for moderating this week for me. b2bento: Nowhere! Go where buyers go.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010
    [2010] 1:1 Social Advertising in B2B Marketing
    Imagine a world where B2B Marketers could target specific decision makers in specific companies using Social Media ads. Think that sounds like the future years from now? Think again – it happened to me last week! Read on …. Last week the clever folks at G.1440 targeted me with a personal ad on Facebook that was aimed at just one person – ME.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [2010] 5 Sales Closing Techniques
    Share: Read more from Sales Alignment B2B Marketing , Lead Qualification , Sales Alignment , Telemarketing 6 Comments Post a comment Rhino B2B Telemarketing Oct 9 2010 Love it! Trinity Oct 10 2010 A very good advice. Michael Brenner Oct 11 2010 Thank you Trinity! Dan Rickershauser Oct 18 2010 Nice post Michael! Cha-ching!
  • SAZBEAN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010
    [2010] Best of 2010 – Pricing Based on Customer Expectations
    2010 in Review! original on pricing posted May 26, 2010). We’re posting the best articles from the year to help you get 2011 off to the right start! Pricing, when done properly, is one of the most difficult tasks any business faces. Yet it is usually only given a perfunctory once-over. How does this apply to your business?
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010
    [2010] Marketers Deserve Attention Too
    It shares the best thoughts, ideas, anecdotes and takeaways from marketers in 2010. Have you had some great marketing successes this year? Then you’ll want to let my colleagues at MarketingSherpa know. They’re compiling their ninth annual MarketingSherpa 2011 Wisdom Report. After all, failure is often the best teacher.
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2010
    [2010] Top 11 Ad Agency Predictions for 2011
    squirrel fights ”).   As Forrester said in  March, 2010, agencies are “entering into the great race for relevance”. As we turn the page on 2010, here are Blue Focus Marketing’s Top 11 Predictions for ad agencies. Madison Avenue Crystal Ball for 2011. Period.   The high rate of change keeps us from seeing the future.  Tom Peters.
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2010
    [2010] Building Your Content Brand In The Content Marketing Arms Race
    Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2. We’ve used it to promote our own services (the B2B Content Marketing Workbook has clocked up over 1,000 downloads to date) and we’ve used it to help just about every one of our clients jump out of their crowded markets. But now everybody is in on the game. Today, not having one is unthinkable.
  • SAZBEAN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
    [2010] 8 Ways to Increase Social Media Interaction
    If you’re just getting started with social media, it can be very frustrating if you’re not getting a lot of interaction. You may feel like you’re putting a lot of effort into creating great content and no one is responding. Post it to Twitter, Facebook, Stumbleupon, etc. Chat it Up! Well, don’t wait!
  • EVERYTHING TECHNOLOGY MARKETING  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010
    [2010] B2B Market Segmentation – Part 2: How to Approach Segmentation
    In part one of our segmentation series , we discussed the importance of and rationale behind market segmentation. Let's take a closer look at actual implementation of market segmentation. Focusing on WHO a buyer is makes for more easily observable and actionable data that can be used to define segments and their boundaries. Regulatory drivers?
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
    [2010] The 9 Worst Ways to Use Twitter for Business
    Twitter is a fantastic network for businesses. You can monitor your brand to garner valuable feedback, keep tabs on the competition, engage your customers in conversation, or even choose to use Twitter as a customer service channel. But there are several common mistakes that companies make on Twitter. Be Overly Self-Promotional. Of course not.
  • DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
    [2010] Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’
    The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? Managing these multiple login systems from all these social networks is cumbersome due to changing APIs, protocols.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010
    [2010] The More B2B Marketing Changes, the More It Stays the Same
    I’m back from presenting at the Cisco Partner Velocity Conference in Barcelona; the experience was every bit as meaningful and memorable as I thought it would be. You see, I turned 40 there and brought my family along to celebrate. It was a great experience for all of us. Barcelona is a beautiful city. How do we measure ROI of marketing programs?
  • DIGITAL BODY LANGUAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010
    [2010] 5 Things You Shouldn’t Expect from Marketing Automation
    Marketing automation is becoming a vital tool in today’s B2B space, as more marketers need to gain a better understanding of their customers’ buying cycles and increase their ROI from every campaign. Define buyer personas. For your marketing and sales efforts to succeed, you need to understand your buyers’ challenges.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
    [2010] CMO Council: CMOs and CIOs Are Not Aligned
    Summary: a CMO Council survey shows that CMOs and CIOs agree they need to cooperate, but disagree on how well they're doing and what their roles should be. Both sides need to work harder to close an increasingly-unacceptable gap. This affects marketing automation vendors too, since they sell to both sides. CMOs and CIOs select tools separately.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA B2B  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010
    [2010] 11 Predictions for B2B Social Media in 2011
    In 2010 social media made huge advances in B2B companies, but based on our review of our 2010 predictions , the adoption curve was not as steep as we anticpated. While 2010 saw the beginnings of daily deals and group buying benefits in the B2B space, the changes this will cause in 2011 are deeper than many realize. With 4.6
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010
    [2010] How Simple Is Your Strategy?
    August 11th, 2010 | By Jeremy Victor This tweet by @MarkYolton inspired me today. I was struck me by its simplicity. Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2. And, by the ease at which you can tell Mark wrote it. SAP is a 50,000 employee company being guided by a 72 character strategy. How simple is your strategy? Every conversation?
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010
    [2010] 5 Ways Marketing Automation Can Funnel Better Leads to Sales
    Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2. By design, it’s a software program to help better align marketing and sales to improve efficiency by automating repetitive tasks based on specific criteria about leads, opportunities and prospects. Lead Nurturing One of the most noteworthy features of marketing automation is lead nurturing.
  • CHRIS KOCH  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
    [2010] How to make social media add up to thought leadership
    Back in the eighties, when newspapers were only beginning to disappear, I worked for a local paper in a very competitive (journalistically, anyway) part of the world: the moneyed, New York City suburban area of Fairfield County, CT (Greenwich, Stamford, etc.). neighborhood might get really angry and stage a rally protesting development, for example.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010
    [2010] Augmented Reality For B2B Marketing in 2011? | B2B Marketing Insider
    Skip to content Home About Michael Brenner Appearances B2B Marketing Insider Michael Brenner's Blog on B2B Marketing Content Marketing Demand Generation Mobile Sales Alignment Search Marketing Social Media Strategy December 21, 2010 4 Subscribe Augmented Reality For B2B Marketing in 2011? Michael Brenner Dec 22 2010 Excellent case study.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2010
    [2010] 2011 Social Media Forecast: Digging deeper
    Facebook have been dipping its toe into micro payments in 2010 by giving out free credits to help condition customers use the new credit system. I saw a Facebook “gift card&# in the stores for the first time this month.  It’s traditional to make predictions for the upcoming year but I hate being traditional. 
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010
    [2010] 4 BtoB Marketing Action Items for 2011
    As 2010 comes to an end, this blog post is more important than ever. Happy New Year from Find New Customers! Fortunately, the economy seems to be improving, despite the recent unemployment rise. sales challenges Sales knowledge sales leadership Sales-Marketing Alignment
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
    [2010] 7 Ways to Market to the Subconscious Brain: The Homer Simpson Guide to Content Marketing
    The Homer Simpson Guide to Content Marketing" alt=" 7 Ways to Market to the Subconscious Brain: The Homer Simpson Guide to Content Marketing" />. Content marketing and the people who write marketing messages must understand how consumers’ brains work if  they want to engage and create trust and loyalty. billion in US alone. How do we know?
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2010
    [2010] Influencers vs Advocates in B2B Marketing
    According to Wikipedia – Influencer Marketing is a form of marketing that has emerged from a variety of recent practices and studies, in which focus is placed on specific key individuals (or types of individual) rather than the target market as a whole. They are non partial and therefore they write about many firms. Tweet This! Digg this!
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
    [2010] 3 Business Blogs with Proven ROI from Industrial Companies
    times increase in registration of community members; double-digit growth in paid subscriptions for their SaaS product RapidResponse and a BtoB Social Media Awards 2010 winner. A business blog is an important and integral component of inbound marketing. They need to see verifiable results and not just screen shots in our online portfolios.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA B2B  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
    [2010] 9 Indispensable B2B Social Media White Papers
    Published by Hubspot, May 2010. Published by Radian 6, September 2010. Published by: Business.com, September 2010. Published by Marketo, June 2010. Published by Microsoft, February 2010. Published by B2Bento, February 2010. Published by HiveFire, March 2010. Published by Business.com, November 2010.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010
    [2010] Lead Generation 2.0 Critical Success Factor #9
    Related Resources Methodology 2010 Online Marketing ROI Tour I recently wrote about the 8 critical success factors for lead generation 2.0. The unofficial #9 came into my inbox earlier today – effectiveness. Simply put, make the most of what you have. just got a copy of the MarketingExperiments Quarterly Research Journal.
  • DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010
    [2010] B2B social media case studies - 3 you can learn from and why they work
    Sep, 2010 in Uncategorized There’s no shortage of social media case study posts online these days. Communications Conversations Conversations about digital PR strategy Home About Arik Work With Me Around The Web Speaking Contact Subscribe From The Blog 3 B2B social media case studies and why they work Posted by arikhanson on 17. Cheers!
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
    [2010] 11 Mind-Blowing Mobile Marketing Infographics
    Smart phones, tablets, laptops and mobile broadband cards have all changed the way we access the internet. According to Pew Research Center, 59% of adult Americans go online wirelessly. With the proliferation of wireless connectivity and devices, online marketers have many more screens to worry about than just the standard computer screen.
  • DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
    [2010] The Top 3 Priorities for 2010 Marketing Budgets
    unemployment rate still near 10%, and uncertain prospects for a quick recovery , marketers need to keep two things in mind. First, that it’s important to continue investing in marketing through the downturn. And second, that funds will be limited and must be spent very carefully. So how should your prioritize spending for next year? 1. Tweet This!
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010
    [2010] What a Trifecta of a Year!
    This just came out on November 16, 2010 according to Amazon. And appeared on the Facebook Halloween episode of HubSpot TV (my favorite web TV show) all in one week! I was in awe of what you can accomplish, I was even more touched when I heard my 16 year old son say “I have no idea how Dad does it all” (thanks buddy). Not a shabby list.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010
    [2010] Webbiquity 2010 Christmas Card
    Wait for it… Rudolph in red-hosed rain gear. Merry Christmas from Webbiquity! Share this on Bebo. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Digg this! Share this on Facebook. Share this on FriendFeed. Post on Google Buzz. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on Mixx. Share this on Reddit. Stumble upon something good?
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
    [2010] The New Marketing World: Conversations not Campaigns
    In just a couple of days, I’ll be in Barcelona speaking at the Cisco Partner Velocity Conference. To say I’m looking forward to this opportunity is an understatement. I’m honored to be asked to share my insights with their channel partners from around the world. The timing of this event couldn’t be better.
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2010
    [2010] Tips For Making That “Networking” Meeting More Fruitful
    Back in the early days of my career, I made a point to go on frequent informational interviews. These meetings, which were usually conducted in person, gave me a chance to sit down with people who were successful in their field and to learn from their experience. never overtly asked people for a job or anything more than a little of their time.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010
    [2010] The One Effective Use of Facebook for B2B Marketing
    TechCrunch predicts that “by this summer (2010) well over half of all Internet users will likely visit Facebook each month.&# It’s now the second most-visited site on the web , behind only Google. You’ve seen the eye-popping statistics: Facebook now has more than 350 million active users. Not even close. Digg this!
  • LEADSLOTH  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010
    [2010] 25 Great B2B Content Marketing Articles
    While doing research for my upcoming webinar on creating content that converts , I found many great articles on B2B Content Marketing. Here are the 25 articles that I liked best. Most are blog posts, but I’ve also included some eBooks. My focus is on B2B, rather than B2C. Often, some of the basics are the same, but not always. Personas.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2010
    [2010] Ranking B2B Marketing Automation Vendors: Part 2
    Summary: Yesterday's post described the objectives of my product fit scores for B2B marketing automation vendors and how I set up the original weighting for individual elements. But the original set of scores seemed to favor more complex products, even for small business marketers. Here's how I addressed the problem. Hooray for me!
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010
    [2010] How to Engage Hyperactive Tech Buyers: Insights from TechTarget
    In my last post , I summarized key findings of the newest research from TechTarget: A Profile of TechTarget’s Hyper-active IT Researchers. Here Marilou Barsam, Senior Vice President of Client and Corporate Marketing for TechTarget, shares further insights from TechTarget’s interviews with the participants in the survey.
  • MI6 MARKETING AGENCY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2010
    [2010] Groundswell Blook Report, Chapter Three: The Social Technographics Profile
    Author: Chris Herbert. Audience: Senior Executives, Marketing and Sales Professionals, Social Scien. Groundswell is broken down into three parts. Part one (chapters 1-3) focuses on understanding the groundswell. Chapter 3. The Social Technographics® Profile. Defines a data tool for analyzing social behavior of any group of customers.
  • DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010
    [2010] The Three Biggest Mistakes Companies Make with B2B Websites
    The main focus was the printed product brochure. Once the brochure was complete, it was then added to the website, usually in the same format in which it was printed. Because of this history, some B2B companies still consider a website an “online brochure,” a misconception that causes a lot of trouble. Do your messages sound the same? is good.
  • CONFLUENT FORMS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010
    [2010] Your proposal lost. Conducting a RFP post-mortem
    The harsh reality is that more often than not your proposal will not win the project during a Request for Proposals. You won't win 50% of the time, and you might not win even 25% of the time. If you don't have a thick skin when it comes to rejection you might want to consider a different business. Do you know why you lost? Were you too expensive?
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
    [2010] The Ultimate Giving Tree #theblogtree | B2Bbloggers.com - B2B.
    Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2. It is one that I was very fond of as a child, The Giving Tree. The Giving Tree is a story about the relationship between a young boy and a tree in the forest. The tree’s love for the boy was so powerful that she willingly did anything to make the boy happy. promise to always sit in your shade. Sign up.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010
    [2010] Generating a Buyer Persona with Facebook Advertising
    I am a big fan of David Meerman Scott’s work and I am in the middle of re-reading his book the New Rules of Marketing and PR 2nd edition ! Translation – it provides a rich target for your marketing, you may even put a name or a face to it as one of his blog post detailed called How Well do you Know your Buyer Personas ? Not any more …. Tweet This!
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010
    [2010] Top 10 Tips for Increasing Online Conversions
    This is a guest post from Michelle Strassburg, Head of Sales and Marketing at online wooden worktops vendor Wood and Beyond. Michelle has over 10 years experience managing online sales and today shares with us her top 10 tips for increasing online conversions. Here are 10 tips to help you increase online conversion rates for your B2B site.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
    [2010] Social Media for the Boardroom
    At a recent BlogWell event I got a chance to hear Robert Raines from Chevron present his Social Media program and how he reports their activity into the Boardroom. It all starts with the Pulse Report that Chevron had produced by Edelman (their PR firm) using their Alterian’s SM2 social media monitoring tool. Email this to a friend? Tweet This!
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
    [2010] Location is important for your Contact Center too!
    Location Based Services (LBS) are becoming all the rage now. Start up companies like Foursquare which is a web based check in service where you can declare your location to your friends, and even popular sites like Twitter and Facebook are getting into the act and attaching location based information about your status updates. Tweet This! Digg this!
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