Best of 2010 – 13 Twitter Tips for Increasing Engagement
DECEMBER 22, 2010
2010 in Review! original on increasing engagement posted October 18, 2010) A major frustration for people trying out Twitter for the first time is figuring out how to get anyone to respond. Ask People to Follow You – Include your Twitter name on your blog, email signature, business card, etc. While it’s ok to post your blog posts to Twitter, etc., Don’t spam!
Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far)
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
Read on to learn how social media is changing PR, how pitching bloggers is different from traditional media outreach, how to optimize press releases for search and online distribution, which tools should be in your social PR toolbox and more here in some of the best articles and blog posts on social PR of 2010 so far. Amy Howell makes the case that “social media DOES NOT REPLACE traditional PR and marketing, but IT IS A WAY TO LEVERAGE what already works through a series of pro and cons of applying social media stragies in a traditional business environment. Like what?
50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)
OCTOBER 5, 2010
While a dwindling number of business executives still dismiss Twitter as a waste of time, recent research suggests it is one of the most valuable social networks for business. Twitter users frequently exchange information about products and services.” 71% of business users now say Twitter is a useful tool, up from 59% a year ago. 62 Ways to Use Twitter for Business by GigaOM.
The State of the Blogosphere 2010
DECEMBER 13, 2010
Brian Solis Home Articles Business – Marketing PR 2.0 – New Communications Social Media Speaking Books Appearances About The State of the Blogosphere 2010 December 13, 2010 View Comments The question we ask ourselves when examining the state of the blogosphere is whether or not the cup is half full or half empty? If drinking from the glass, it is then half empty.
The Best B2B Marketing Ideas of 2010
DECEMBER 20, 2010
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. They all are very entertaining, too.
Best Email Marketing Tips, Tactics and Metrics of 2010
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
items that should be in your 2010 email budget by BtoB Magazine. Email Marketing Benchmarks for Small Business by MailChimp. Ways To Combine Social Media And E-Mail Marketing To Double Your Online Impact by Business Insider. While social media is the flashy show horse of online marketing, email remains the solid workhorse. How can you grow the size of your email marketing list?
Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010
JANUARY 17, 2011
How do social media marketing strategies in small businesses differ from those in larger enterprises? Americans spent nearly a quarter of their time online on social networking sites and blogs in 2010, up from 15.8 More than 700,000 local businesses have active Pages on Facebook. At its current rate, Twitter will process almost 10 billion tweets in 2010. And much more.
Best of 2010 – Understanding Facebook Page Insights
DECEMBER 20, 2010
original on Facebook page insights posted February 26, 2010). Facebook provides some pretty interesting statistics for business pages. The Year in Review! We’re posting some of the best articles from the year to help you get 2011 off to a great start! But what does it all mean? In the upper right corner, you’ll see a number with some stars – post quality.
6 Tips for Understanding the B2B Business Decision-Making Process.
APRIL 28, 2010
content marketing communications strategy that recognizes this as every business buyer’s position can make the difference between an engaged prospect or an unsubscribe, a loyal customer or a lost sale. The decision-making process for purchasing business software, for example, is longer and more complex than that which involves an individual consumer and an impulse buy. Why buy?
Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
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. So how can you get the most out of this business-oriented social network? Ten Ways for Small Businesses to Use LinkedIn by OPEN Forum.
Marketing Automation Trends for 2010
JANUARY 12, 2010
In this post I want to focus on the trends in Marketing Automation for 2010. 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. Social Media Marketing FAIL: In 2010, we’ll see a lot of companies spend a lot of money trying to make a big splash into social networks and many will crash and burn. Manticore Technology wishes you a full-funnel in 2010. Marketers over 2010 will get much savvier about doing this, however.
35 (of the) Best Guides to Facebook Marketing, Advertising, Search and More of 2010 (So Far)
AUGUST 26, 2010
And it’s become an imperative point of presence for businesses (or has it ?). Dean Rieck shares his top 10 tips for creating a managing a successful business Facebook page, from using FBML to create a landing page to promoting your page through email and your company blog. Doug Akin previews six new features (as of May 2010) in Facebook that enable brands to expand the functionality and engagement potential of their Facebook pages. Facebook 101 for Business: Your Complete Guide by Social Media Examiner. ** 5 stars. Facebook is an extraordinary phenomenon.
Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010
JANUARY 31, 2011
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.
Best Website Design Guides and Tips of 2010
MARCH 3, 2011
Things That Websites Need in 2010! Jacob Gube (busy guy) here reviews eight tools for creating mobile websites that are “all aimed at site owners who don’t have any web development/coding experience. They’re perfect solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses because of their cost effectiveness.. Tables are out; CSS is in. Visual Website Design.
Ten reasons to blog – even if nobody reads it
grow - Practical Marketing Solutions
NOVEMBER 7, 2010
. Building an engaged community through a business blog can be extremely difficult — sometimes impossible. There must be some good business reason they do it, right? . Look at companies like General Electric who do an amazing job with their blog and yet have almost no “community or comments at all. There better be. Do your competitors have a blog? Why not use it?
10 Best Posts of 2010
Buzz Marketing for Technology
DECEMBER 29, 2010
This inspired me to do a quick 10 Best Posts of 2010 as we slide into the New Year. 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. Fire your Director of Social Media!
3 Business Blogs with Proven ROI from Industrial Companies
Industrial Marketing Today
NOVEMBER 1, 2010
A business blog is an important and integral component of inbound marketing. While there are plenty of business blogs from B2B marketing consultants (including this one), industry portals and vertical search engines, there aren’t too many from manufacturers and industrial companies. Do you know of other business blogs from industrial companies? Results: 2.7
A Simple B2B Marketing Framework
Everything Technology Marketing
JULY 10, 2010
RocketWatcher Marketing Framework April Dunford at RocketWatcher has recently published a modified version of the marketing framework that I think is excellent because it simplifies things and focuses on the marketing aspects rather than the product management side of the business. We often discuss in this blog how B2B marketing is becoming more complex, and how to manage this complexity.
How to Produce and Promote Webinars Successfully [#B2Bchat Recap]
JUNE 22, 2010
As a publisher and new media marketing agency, Make Good Media advises businesses how to integrate social media and content marketing with traditional marketing tactics to attract, nurture, engage, and convert customers in the brave new B2B world of the social, mobile web. Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2. We put this question to our #B2Bchat audience in our latest session.
Can Find New Customers help my business?
DECEMBER 31, 2010
To learn if your business can benefit from Find New Customers, we have just 3 questions. Do you sell products … Continue reading → Business relationships Buying Process Content marketing Demand Generation lead generation Lead Nurturing Lead Scoring Leadership Leadership Lessons Sales-Marketing AlignmentSomeone asked on Twitter “Aren’t most of Find New Customers clients in tech? Yes, but that is where we started.
A fascinating “hardcore” B2B social media success
grow - Practical Marketing Solutions
JUNE 20, 2010
Business statistics. 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. OBJECTIVES OF THE MARKETING PROGRAM.
55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. 500 companies now call social media “very or “somewhat important to their marketing or business strategy. 11 Practical Business Uses for LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter by GigaOM. Adoption soared. 85% of Inc.
90% of B2B Marketers Count on Content Marketing in 2010
Content Marketing Today
SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
The brand-new and very revealing study from Junta 42 and Marketing Profs reinforces the growing dominance of content marketing in the business-to-business arena. Not only are the vast majority of business-to-business marketers employing content marketing but most will also be increasing the amount they spend. Content marketing is 26% of the total marketing budget.
Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010
DECEMBER 23, 2010
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 Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 December 23rd, 2010 | By Sean Sullivan The following is guest post by Sean Sullivan, security advisor for F-Secure North America. Secure is a global leading provider of security solutions, which are available through over 200 operators around the world and trusted in millions of homes and businesses. 50 Ways To Make 2011 Rock 2.
36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010
JANUARY 10, 2011
It started 2010 with roughly 350 million users and is now on its way to 600 million. So how does a marketer capitalize on this unruly and ever-changing platform to drive business results? People are busy. Simple Tips for Using Facebook to Promote Your Business by Digital Labz. Recent Updates for Facebook Business Pages by Masterful Marketing. As A.J. Really?
33 (of the) Best Marketing Strategy Guides and Insights of 2010
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
Big Ed’s Top 10 B2B Marketing Trends For 2010 by Marketing-Gimbal. C. Edward Brice pretty much nailed the significant b2b marketing developments for 2010 (e.g. 2010: Social Network Advertising and Marketing Outlook by Brian Solis. must-have marketing tools for small businesses by iMedia Connection. 10 Marketing Blunders Many Small Businesses Still Make! Digg this!
11 Myths of Social Media Marketing
MAY 24, 2010
Though social media marketing is rapidly advancing in terms of adoption and sophistication, many marketers and business executives still struggle with it. Social media marketing doesn’t apply to my business. For virtually every other type of business however, someone, somewhere is discussing your brand, your industry or your competitors in social media. Argh, no! Um, no.
Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010
JANUARY 12, 2011
successful marketers reveal their favorite public relations tools by Matt About Business. Cece Salomon-Lee reports on the progress PR firms are making in using social media for their own business as well as their clients’— eating their own dog food so to speak. Among her findings: “While most agencies didn’t link to their social media channels on their website in 2009, 83% included this on their home page in 2010. Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far). How can you amplify and extend new releases through social media? ‘Loser. Stars **.
Top 56 B2B Marketing Posts for September 2010
B2B Marketing Zone Posts
OCTOBER 5, 2010
Best of B2B Marketing for September 2010. 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. Savvy B2B Marketing , September 1, 2010 The other week I had a post on the Content Marketing Institute about how to develop an editorial calendar for content marketing. Business (299). Business to Business (26).
The Best Email Subject Line For Teleprospecting I've Seen Yet.
Sales Prospecting Perspectives
JULY 28, 2010
Brad nailed it here, and to prove it I figured I'd include the actual response he received from the prospect: Brad, You get extra points for being persistent. I do have an interest in seeing a demo of your application and its reports, but I have been quite busy. The best email subject line I've seen in my career came through my Inbox this week. Brad G, one of our inside sales reps shared an email he had received from a prospect praising his persistence in prospecting him. Love to see that. As I was closing out the email I glanced at the subject line that Brad had sent to the prospect.
The 9 Worst Ways to Use Twitter for Business
SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
Twitter is a fantastic network for businesses. Here are 9 Twitter for business strategies to avoid , as well as how to remedy them. 1. Business blogging is a great marketing tactic, and so is sharing your blog posts on Twitter. Also, brand your business on Twitter by having a unique Twitter background. 9. Be Overly Self-Promotional. Of course not. ” Me neither.
Top 10 Takeaways from the 2010 Content Strategy Forum
Content Marketing Today
APRIL 30, 2010
Thanks to two info-packed days I spent at the April 2010 Content Strategy Forum , I’d like to give you a head start. Here are the top 10 takeaways on the how-to’s of content strategy: From the very moment you launch your website, you are in the publishing business. Since you are now in the publishing business, you need to do exactly the same. Amorphous marketing is out.
Is Traditional B2B Marketing Dead?
Everything Technology Marketing
JUNE 12, 2010
New technologies and marketing automation are just one expression and a driver of this change, but it goes much deeper, affecting the way we organize marketing, engage with customers, find new business opportunities, and deliver value to the stakeholders inside and outside our organizations. The question "Is traditional B2B marketing dead?" ignited a lively discussion.
SAL is the Glue that Binds Sales and Marketing in Lead Generation
Industrial Marketing Today
DECEMBER 12, 2010
Assigning a numeric score to business sales leads based on a predefined set of rules, takes away the subjectivity out of qualitative ranking like Hot, Warm and Cold leads. Best practices of lead scoring and management require at least the following: Sales and marketing must work together in defining what constitutes a qualified lead for their particular business. Oh, what a waste!