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Cartoon: Who is creating content for your company?

Digital Body Language

Today's my first attempt at cartooning (okay, not really, all the hard work was done by gifted cartoonist Brady Bonus ). hope you enjoy it! First posted this morning on It's All About Revenue : Tags: Social media Content

Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

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. Social media has fundamentally altered the practice of public relations. And as any blogger can tell you, PR pros understand this, as witnessed by the incredible increase in blogger outreach “pitches&# from corporate PR departments and firms over the past two years.

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15 best Big Data companies and why they stand out

Biznology

Only 18% of companies believe they have the skills necessary to gather and use insights effectively. Only 19% of companies are confident that their insights-gathering processes contribute directly to sales effectiveness. Here are the 15 best Big Data Companies and why they stand out according to sources that rank them highly. Best Big Data companies with the biggest revenue .

The State of the Blogosphere 2010

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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. startups.

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

Webbiquity

Although fewer Americans use Twitter than Facebook, Twitter users “are far more likely to follow Brands/ Companies than social networkers in general. 51% of active Twitter users follow companies, brands or products on social networks. 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.

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Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

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. However, that figure rises if you work for a company generating at least $10 million in annual revenue, or you’re in management (in which case it’s $109,000). And much more.

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Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity

43% of employees at the largest companies in the US use LinkedIn for professional reasons, compared to 11% on Facebook. LinkedIn New Feature – Follow Company by Success CREEations. LinkedIn Launches ‘Company Pages’ by MediaPost Online Media Daily. Mark Walsh reports on company pages, another new feature added by LinkedIn in late 2010. Digg this!

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

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Are America’s fastest-growing companies shifting away from blogging as a primary social media platform?  ”Maybe” could be a conclusion based on new research examining the INC 500 from The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts. 500 is Facebook with 74% of companies using it. Only 24% of the companies have a formal social media policy.

Employees Have No Clue if Their Company Has a Social Media Policy

Social Marketing Forum

53% of the employees find that their colleagues should be disciplined by their employer if they slander the company on social networking websites. An important conclusion is that most employees aren’t aware of possible legal consequences when publicly criticizing their company. Furthermore, 70% has no idea whether or not their company has a policy on the subject. It’s recommended for companies to undertake necessary steps. Adjusting your privacy there is more difficult, and the company is currently under heavy fire because of changing privacy rules.

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., Suitemates This is from the supply chain software company in Ottawa called Kinaxis. 19, 2010.

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

Webbiquity

Noting that “Smart and savvy companies have positioned themselves as authoritative experts and trusted sources of information by creating their own content,&# Gordon Plutsky outlines a six-step process for consistently connecting with prospects through relevant, compelling content. Mark Price summarizes a Fast Company case study on how restaurant chain Houlihan’s engaged their best customers through some exclusive social media programs to increase sales and profits, and what other social media marketers can learn from the chain’s experience. by Kuno Creative.

Marketing Automation Trends for 2010

LeadSloth

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. Read Chris’s full 2010 predictions on the Treehouse blog.

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.

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. Which companies are really succeeding on Twitter, and how are they doing it?

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. Think about it marketers have been given this gift of Social Media which is reinventing areas of your company on the fly. Enjoy! So people are looking for an alternative and that’s Facebook Advertising.

Best Website Design Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity

Hilde Torbjornsen presents a compilation of visually stunning examples of corporate web design, mostly from very large organizations like Sony and Ford Motor Company. Things That Websites Need in 2010! Website design standards continue to evolve and grow more sophisticated. Tables are out; CSS is in. Flash is out (or should at least be used sparingly): HTML5 is (almost) in. Digg this!

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

Webbiquity

Monitor social media discussions of your company or product in real time? Economic conditions may have been tough in 2010, but there was no shortage of online innovation. Sysomos has an impressive blue chip customer list and the company’s recent acquisition by Marketwire gives it solid brand and investment backing. Create video emails? Create animations? Flowtown. Klout.

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Ten reasons to blog – even if nobody reads it

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Look at companies like General Electric who do an amazing job with their blog and yet have almost no “community&# or comments at all. That opportunity would not occur with a press release or status update. . 9) New product development — Many companies use blogs as a way to engage customers to solve problems and create new ideas. There better be. Why not use it?  Digg this!

3 Business Blogs with Proven ROI from Industrial Companies

Industrial Marketing Today

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. Here’s proof that business blogging is an effective inbound marketing strategy for manufacturers, engineering and industrial companies. Exhibit #2: Indium Corporation Blogs.

The Three Biggest Mistakes Companies Make with B2B Websites

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Because of this history, some B2B companies still consider a website an “online brochure,” a misconception that causes a lot of trouble. Here are the three biggest mistakes I see companies make. You’ll also want to consider how your company is positioned compared to your competitors. Dianna’s client list includes large and small companies across the U.S. is good. Admin.

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Social Media Strategy Map: How To Find Your Way

Leader Networks

After Leader Networks developed the strategic frameworks for social media at more than 40 companies, including many large enterprises, we sat down with pen and paper (literally!) double click image to download) This is, of course, a generalized Social Media Strategy Map that will need to be adapted to your company's goals and objectives. Each takes a different approach.

Primer: Understanding Word-of-Mouth Marketing in the Social Media Age

Social Marketing Forum

How often do you discuss a purchase, ask for advice or just share your experiences with a company or product? Word-of-mouth marketing does not only involve products, brands and companies. Firstly it involves experiences and interactions, including with companies: experiences with businesses and products are talked about. Word-of-mouth is not something new. Think about it.

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

B2Bbloggers

Not sufficiently promoting the event in advance Not sharing the content afterwards Droning on about “company capabilities&# esp. Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2. What advice do marketers have when it comes to producing, promoting, and following up on webinars? We put this question to our #B2Bchat audience in our latest session. Here is what the experts had to say: Q.

Best of 2010 – How-To: Setup Social Media Monitoring in HootSuite

Sazbean

2010 in Review! original on social media monitoring posted September 13, 2010) A vitally important part of achieving success with social media is responding when someone does reach out to you. Repeat step 4, but enter your company name in the search query Repeat and add search streams for your company name, product names, your actual name (i.e,

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity

To be sure, some agencies and companies get it, and do an effective job integrating social media and PR efforts. In this example, a press release is distributed online, posted to the company’s Facebook and Twitter updates, and used to create a social media release (using a tool such as PitchEngine ). Smart companies and agencies are putting this together. Since many (most?)

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A fascinating “hardcore” B2B social media success

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

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. Over 600 views of the company videos. BACKGROUND. STRATEGY. RESULTS.

A Simple B2B Marketing Framework

Everything Technology Marketing

To close the loop, and ensure continuous improvement, the feedback process (bottom) loops back to inform changes to strategy or adjustment of goals and tactics to more closely reflect the reality of external market dynamics as well as internal company resources and competencies. We often discuss in this blog how B2B marketing is becoming more complex, and how to manage this complexity.

2010 in review for Fearless Competitor

Fearless Competitor

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5 Ways for B2B Companies to Engage on Facebook

Social Media B2B

Recently, I looked at 5 Ways for B2B Companies to Engage on Twitter. Jeff’s post Facebook is Doing it Wrong for B2B Companies touches on many of the ways Facebook is ignoring marketers’ needs, in addition to its shaky privacy policies and recently ill-received Places launch. However, Facebook has more than 500 million reasons for B2B companies to create and foster an interactive, informative community for employees, partners, customers, retailers and distributors. Here’s a starter kit for B2B companies to better engage on Facebook: 1. Questions.

55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

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. Basic Questions For Social-Optimizing Your Company Website by BlueGlass. Adoption soared. 85% of Inc.

36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity

It started 2010 with roughly 350 million users and is now on its way to 600  million. Ways for B2B Companies to Engage on Facebook by Social Media B2B. Paul Dunay provides three brilliant tips for b2b marketers to optimize their use of Facebook advertising, such as “Put the 20 top companies you want to target into the Workplaces field. Facebook Marketing Tips and Guides.

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Report: Blogs Are An Important Part Of The Marketing Mix

B2B Marketing Insider

According to  Kit Eaton , from Fast Company magazine in his article “ State of the Blogosphere “: There’s plenty more data in there, but the headline summary would seem to be that blogging is rapidly becoming more professional, and it’s challenging the mainstream media in terms of influence over consumer spending habits. Michael Brenner Nov 11 2010 Thanks Andrew!

Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010

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 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. After all, there’s nothing more painful than spending the New Year working with IT to fix an issue that permeated your company’s network or hanging your head in shame as you hand in an infected laptop.

Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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 2) Put the 20 top companies you want to target into the Workplaces field. If they are friends perhaps they share a common interest and one of those interests could be your company. Go big and go broad with the Job Titles. Tweet This!

Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Optimize company news for SEO benefit? 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). Social media marketing, online PR and SEO are three tactics that are all powerful on their own, but have far more impact when used in a coordinated, synergistic manner. How can you amplify and extend new releases through social media? Effectively connect with bloggers and other key online influencers in your industry? Stars **.

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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. Small companies spend more of their budget on content than large companies. Most companies combined in sourcing and outsourcing. Content marketing is 26% of the total marketing budget.

Internet Trends From The Web 2.0 Summit

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 November 30, 2010 Subscribe Internet Trends From The Web 2.0 Internet Leadership: Mary shows a chart of leading Internet companies in 2004 and 2010. Holy Cow!

Top 56 B2B Marketing Posts for September 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

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. Your company is managed according. uberVU.

The New Marketing Accountability

B2B Marketing Insider

Finally, take a poll: ask marketers if they can a) recite the company’s 30-second elevator pitch on why a prospect should pick them vs the competition b) demo their product c) talk to a customer. I bet most marketers fail this simple test by getting 0 or 1 of those answers right. Late last week, I responded to a post by my new friend Adam Needles, VP Marketing of Left Brain Marketing.

11 Myths of Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity

Because social media is fundamentally about conversations, the individual(s) behind your social media activities is often perceived as the public face of your company. Thoughtful companies keep their SEO efforts local (to avoid link-spamming , for example) and after evaluating all of the costs, many are even moving call centers back onshore. Social media marketing is really hard.

Marketing, Death and Taxes

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 October 26, 2010 1 Subscribe Marketing, Death and Taxes Share So Marketing may not be as unavoidable as death and taxes , but  lately it is becoming harder and harder to escape.

Top 10 Takeaways from the 2010 Content Strategy Forum

Content Marketing Today

Thanks to two info-packed days I spent at the April 2010 Content Strategy Forum , I’d like to give you a head start. relatively small number of companies are really clued in to their prospects’ online information needs. Why An Effective Content Strategy is Fundamental to Effective Content Marketing. We hope you’re a firm believer in the value of content marketing.

Want a Bigger Marketing Budget? Send Less Leads to Sales

B2B Lead Generation Blog

It’s no wonder that the 1,800 companies surveyed as part of CSO Insights Sales Performance Optimization Report said their sales teams spend 20 percent of their time generating leads. If your 2011 marketing budget is tighter than you want it to be, trying giving sales less leads. That’s a costly mistake. Let me explain why: For every 100 raw leads, only 4 to 7 are ready to buy.