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Your Sales Management Guru

He’s also the award-winning writer of the Webbiquity blog , which focuses on B2B lead generation and Web presence optimization — the fusion of SEO, search marketing, social media, content marketing and interactive PR. . Three Key Social Media Tactics for Sales. Social media may have even more value in sales than in marketing, as marketers still generally deal with prospects in groups, while sales professionals deal with them as individuals—which is where the social media rubber really hits the road. Stay current on what your company is doing with social media. Use LinkedIn.

Sales Management: How Does March Look?

Your Sales Management Guru

As we close down 2010 and your thoughts about January are nestled in your head, its March that you should be considering. You need to know the length of your sales cycle and the correlations of activity to results.  In a typical B2B sales environment, consider 1) the number of monthly sales calls that require a Pre-Sale technical Engineer=future number of proposals/quotes, 2) the number of opportunities/pipeline values in Stage 2 as compared to Stage 7(assuming 7 is your final stage) or 3) the number of new prospect Face to Face sales calls/month. What else?

Sales Leadership, Marketing and Social Media

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If you are in selling in a  B2B business  then B2B Marketing zone is a great resource. have provided the links below… Have a great weekend… B2B Marketing Zone. community collecting and organizing the best information on the web about B2B Marketing. B2B Marketing Zone is a collection of blog posts and articles all around B2B Marketing.  It uses the Browse My Stuff technology to create this topic hub.  The goals of the B2B Marketing Zone are: Collect High Quality Content -. Welcome to Webbiquity, a b2b marketing and social media blog.

Top-10 B2B Marketing Topics of 2010

Everything Technology Marketing

With 2010 coming to an end, it is time for a quick review of the most popular B2B marketing posts on the Everything Technology Marketing blog. Thank you all for participating in this blog - I learned a lot from our discussions this year. See you in 2011

50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

You’ll find the answers to these questions and many more here in 50 of the best Twitter tools, posts, how-to guides and rants of 2010 so far. Brian Solis provides a wealth of statistics that answer these questions and more, e.g., 87% of Americans said they were familiar with Twitter in 2010, up from just 26% in 2009. So what are the best ways to use Twitter for business? Crabs.

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The Best B2B Marketing Ideas of 2010

Fearless Competitor

It’s the first year of Fearless Competitor Favs – my favorite B2B marketing ideas from this past year. Click to download How to Find New Customers, our remarkably popular white paper. We’ll do this each December from now on. I … Continue reading → lead generation sales leadership Sales knowledge marketing funnel Management best practices Marketing Demand Generation Sales 2.0 Remarkable content Leadership

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11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Around this time last year I wrote about the 10 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2010 and while I would say 7 out of 10 have already materialized and the others are on their way. So that begs the question – what’s on the horizon specifically for B2B Marketers next year? Here are 11 concrete ways I think the environment in which B2B Marketers operate will evolve in 2011.

The Best B2B Marketing Ideas of 2010

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MarketingProfs Member Login | About Us | Members Benefits | PRO Members MarketingProfs Daily Fix Blog Home Marketing Resources Online Seminars Conferences Videos Research Store PRO Members Forum Blog Jobs Blog Home Archives RSS/XML Veronica Maria Jarski BIO 12.20.10 The Best B2B Marketing Ideas of 2010 A guest post by Jeff Ogden , president of Find New Customers Although companies like Marketo, Eloqua and Kinaxis have produced terrific written content in blogs, e-books, etc., 19, 2010. Those are a few of the favorites we found in 2010. Thanks. Did we miss any?

A Simple B2B Marketing Framework

Everything Technology Marketing

We often discuss in this blog how B2B marketing is becoming more complex, and how to manage this complexity. Simple B2B Marketing Framework So taking this general concept a step further, I created a simple B2B marketing framework that depicts the hierarchy of B2B marketing strategy and tactics. What frameworks help you organize and structure your B2B marketing efforts

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? Americans spent nearly a quarter of their time online on social networking sites and blogs in 2010, up from 15.8 At its current rate, Twitter will process almost 10 billion tweets in 2010. The State of the Blogosphere 2010 by Brian Solis. B2B Marketing and Social Media. Adam T.

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A fascinating “hardcore” B2B social media success

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With many companies now engaged in social media marketing strategies for nearly two years or more, success stories are starting to emerge, even in the difficult marketing world of industrial B2B.  I discovered a great success story to share with you through a masters thesis being developed by Haakon Jenson of Norway. BACKGROUND. Limited marketing budget and employee resources. STRATEGY.

The 4 C’s of B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So let’s take a look at another more contemporary framework for B2B marketing – the Four C’s. The 4 C’s of B2B Marketing are: Content – the creation of a steady stream of engaging content. Related posts: 5 Tricks to B2B Marketing Socially Whenever I ask members of sales team from around the. Product. Price. Placement. Promotion. Digg this!

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Is Traditional B2B Marketing Dead?

Everything Technology Marketing

One of the discussions was about the dramatic changes happening in B2B marketing today and what the future will hold. The question "Is traditional B2B marketing dead?" So let's take a step back and look at the big picture. I put together an overview of the key dimensions of B2B marketing that I see changing (see below, click image to enlarge). ignited a lively discussion.

Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So let’s go through 3 Tricks to Maximize a Facebook Advertising purchase for B2B Marketers. If I could offer you a billboard in the middle of Times Square for little to no cost for you to advertise your company would you do it? Trick 1) Place specific Job Titles into the Likes and Interest field. Go big and go broad with the Job Titles. There are tons of ways to target folks on Facebook.

Best Email Marketing Tips, Tactics and Metrics of 2010

Webbiquity

items that should be in your 2010 email budget by BtoB Magazine. Add Google Analytics to Emails and Gain B2B Lead Generation Intelligence by Industrial Marketing Today. Steps to Grow Your B2B E-mail List More Effectively by ClickZ. While social media is the flashy show horse of online marketing, email remains the solid workhorse. Avoid mistakes that will cost you readers?

78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

10 Principles for B2B Sales by Better Closer. 10 Essential Social Media Tips for B2B Marketers by Mashable. Christina Warren tells b2b marketers how to use Twitter effectively, find their “social voice,&# efficiently monitor industry developments through social media, expand their influence and more in this excellent post. 10 Essential Social Media Tools for B2B Marketers by Mashable. 10 Free Social Media Tools Every PR Pro Should Master In 2010 by the COMMS corner. The Potential of Social Media for B2B Markets by The Social CMO Blog. s, 50?s,

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Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Twitter came of age in 2010, growing at a scorching pace —from 75 million users at the beginning of the year to more than 190 million by the end of December. Twitter is used (officially) in 65 of the Fortune 100 companies , 63% of small to midsized businesses, and nearly half of all B2B enterprises. Best of 2010: 14 Ways Every Business Should Be Using Twitter by Inkling Media.

7 Hot Trends In B2B Marketing Analytics | B2Bbloggers.com - B2B.

B2Bbloggers

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 7 Hot Trends In B2B Marketing Analytics October 7th, 2010 | By Maria Pergolino No matter what area of the B2B market you’re involved with, change is a constant.

Marketing Automation Trends for 2010

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Several new vendors appeared on the market, many existing vendors experienced rapid growth, and Marketing Automation as a term gained popularity among B2B marketers. In this post I want to focus on the trends in Marketing Automation for 2010. Adam Needles , Director, Field Marketing and B2B Marketing Evangelist, Silverpop. In 2010 you’ll start to hear about marketing methods. At Marketbright, we believe Agile Marketing will emerge as a popular methodology so marketing professionals can adapt and survive in 2010. predictions. Creation of buyer-centric content.

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35 (of the) Best Guides to Facebook Marketing, Advertising, Search and More of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Whether you’re anxious to get started marketing on Facebook, already there but looking for better results, or not sure if Facebook is right for your company (despite the eye-popping audience numbers), you’ll find guidance here in some of the best posts on Facebook marketing so far in 2010: tips, tactics and best practices for building Facebook pages, growing your fan (or “like&# ) base, advertising, optimizing for search, using Facebook apps and tools, and more, from experts like Mari Smith, Lisa Barone, Ching Ya, John Haydon, Brian Carter, Marty Weintraub and Shel Holtz.

Creating Engagement in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Their platform is good up to 20,000 people and we had 24,000 signed up for our January 19, 2010 virtual event. Related posts: B2B Marketing Content: Lure or Lasso? Influencers vs Advocates in B2B Marketing According to Wikipedia – Influencer Marketing is a form of. A recent Cone Inc.’s Creating Engagement. Measuring Engagement. Tweet This! Share this on Facebook.

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The New B2B Buyer Dialog: A Conversation with Kathleen Schaub

The Point

Most B2B companies will readily acknowledge how much the Web has transformed the way they market their product or service, most visibly in the form of vehicles like search, content marketing, social media, and lead management. Plus, B2B buyers have become expert buyers. This same thing is happening in B2B, just not as fast or as completely. B2B Sales Kathleen Schaub sales 2.0

What Every B2B Marketer Needs to Know About Readability

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B2B marketers have named a perennial problem with producing engaging content. In the Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Profs 2016 B2B Content Marketing Trends report , “Producing engaging content” was the #1 challenge marketers face. Improving readability is a particularly excellent opportunity for B2B marketers. Is the content you publish engaging enough? Typography.

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Is The White Paper Dead for B2B Marketing?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In place of a white paper, B2B companies need to create a topic micro site – i.e., a site focused on a single topic and providing a wide range of educational content and interactivity that a white paper alone just can’t provide. Related posts: Using Content to Build Trust in B2B Marketing In the recent Edelman Trust Barometer report they detail out. Kill the white paper!” Tweet This!

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Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity

LinkedIn is firmly ensconced among the “big 3″ social networks for marketing and business purposes, and though its base of 80 million members is far smaller than the 600 million users of Facebook, its impact in B2B marketing is larger. According to recent research , 32% of B2B marketers use LinkedIn to generate leads, versus just 16% who do so on Facebook. Digg this!

It's Budget Season - B2B Marketing Budget Trends for 2011

Everything Technology Marketing

MarketingSherpa asked more than 900 B2B marketers how they expect their marketing budgets to change for 2011. The results are in: The majority of B2B organizations are increasing marketing budgets for inbound marketing tactics, including social media, virtual events and webinars, SEO and PPC. this year over 2009. last year. last year. last year. last year.

Buyer Personas: Where (and How!) to Start | B2Bbloggers.com - B2B.

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This is such an important step for any type of B2B marketing today. Forget social media and content marketing for a moment, the reason buyer personas matter so much is that B2B buyers and B2B buying has changed. Why do buyer personas matter to me and my b2b marketing anyway? B2B buying just doesn’t happen like that anymore. Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2.

31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Economic conditions may have been tough in 2010, but there was no shortage of online innovation. 12 Social Media Tools for B2B Pre-Event Marketing by Social Media B2B. ** 5 Stars. Most Popular Free Windows Downloads of 2010 by Lifehacker. ** 5 Stars. Looking for an easy way to create a cool graphical email signature with trackable interactive buttons? Create animations?

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90% of B2B Marketers Count on Content Marketing in 2010

Content Marketing Today

Here are some highlights to give you a flavor of why you need to get a copy of this free study : 90% of respondents are using content marketing in 2010. The three following charts illustrate vital content marketing and social media trends within the B2B market segment: Business-To-Business Content Marketers Are Using a Wide Variety of Content Types.

How to Produce and Promote Webinars Successfully [#B2Bchat Recap]

B2Bbloggers

About the B2Bblogger: Andrew Spoeth is an independent marketing consultant who specializes in B2B demand generation. B2Bbloggers.com is an online magazine for B2B marketers. Our goal is to engage, educate, and make it easier for B2B marketers to find the information they care about to do their jobs successfully. Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2. If a rep. Pacific).

Top 56 B2B Marketing Posts for September 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

Best of B2B Marketing for September 2010. Great stuff in the B2B Marketing world in September.  Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far) - Webbiquity , September 1, 2010 Social media has fundamentally altered the practice of public relations. Social media and the big conversation “fail” - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , September 26, 2010 I am feeling sad and a bit ashamed of myself. Should Investor Relations Teams Use Twitter? - B2B Voices , September 1, 2010 Image via CrunchBase. B2B (221). Like what? What I’m about.

How to use social media for B2B

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want to do something ambitious and I’m hoping you’ll help. I’d like to create a guide for how to use social media in B2B that does not involve talking about the specific tools—as least not in the top line. B2B buyers value peer connections above all else. Using mobile applications to engage with others is going to become important in B2B in the coming years. Engage. Manage.

6 Tips for Understanding the B2B Business Decision-Making Process.

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Therefore, many of the rhetorical tactics and psychological triggers used in consumer marketing also work for B2B marketing, engaging the people who visit our websites, read our content, and use our products in their professional roles. As B2B marketers, it’s time to place this fundamental concept at the center of every piece of content we create. Why buy? Buyer Personas).

Practical B2B Blog Strategy | B2Bbloggers.com - B2B Social Media.

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But at the end of the day success in the B2B sphere isn’t about conversations and engagement: it’s about sales. Don’t Let Your Focus Wander The “engage, start a conversation&# mantra that seems to be doing the rounds at the moment might be a bit misleading from a B2B perspective. So What’s the Best Approach for B2B blog success? clicks down.

The New Marketing Accountability

B2B Marketing Insider

In “ Revising Our Demand Generation Definition as B2B Marketers &# Adam does an excellent job of thoroughly putting a call to action out to all marketers that demand generation needs to be end-to-end. Share: Read more from Demand Generation B2B Marketing , Inbound Marketing , Lead Qualification , Online Demand Generation , Sales Alignment , Strategy Click here to cancel reply.

Augmented Reality For B2B Marketing in 2011? | B2B Marketing Insider

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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? Summit The Secret To B2B Social Media? Whoa – quite a mouthful!

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10 Best Posts of 2010

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Far and away one of the best blog posts I wrote this year was on the new 4′c of B2B Marketing – it was read over 15,000 times and 3X more popular than the next most read blog post of the year. This inspired me to do a quick 10 Best Posts of 2010 as we slide into the New Year. Is The White Paper Dead for B2B Marketing? Fire your Director of Social Media!

7 Mistakes To Avoid In Your Next Webinar Invitation

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28 Awesome B2B Social Media Statistics

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Below are a collection of B2B social media statistics collected from various sources covering a wide range of topics. We Usage : 86% of B2B firms are using social, compared to 82% of B2C. B2B firms aren’t as active in their social media activity with only 32% engaging on a daily basis compared with 52% of B2C firms. Forecasts : Annual growth in US B2B online marketing spend is forecast at 8% in 2010 and is set to reach 14% by 2012. Online accounted for 7% of the B2B marketing mix in 2008. We hope you enjoy digging into the numbers. Source ).

B2B Marketing Metrics That Matter [#B2Bchat Recap] | B2Bbloggers.

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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 Recap] August 27th, 2010 | By Andrew Spoeth Measurement is close to the heart of many marketers, and B2B marketing is no exception.

Laugh and Learn featuring the Fearless Competitor – Top B2B Ideas of 2010 – The Winner!

Fearless Competitor

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. Congratulations to Kirsten Watson, Director … Continue reading → Content marketing Demand Generation Fearless Competitor Laugh and Learn Leadership Management best practices Marketing Marketing Automation

B2B Marketing Predictions For 2011

B2B Marketing Insider

So here is my list of B2B Marketing Insider predictions for 2011. 2010 was the year social media moved from cutting edge to mainstream (right?). Customer satisfaction, loyalty and retention re-emerge as key metrics B2B marketers will use to measure the performance of their holistic marketing programs. Michael Brenner Nov 18 2010 Hi Chris, Thanks so much for your comments.

Laugh and Learn featuring the Fearless Competitor – Top B2B Marketing Ideas of 2010 #2

Fearless Competitor

In this episode, we explore the second best b2b marketing idea of 2010. Next Friday, we share the winner of the BEST B2B marketing idea of 2010. Don’t miss it. Congrats to the second place winner. Marketo, and their VP … Continue reading → Demand Generation

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