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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.

Lead to Revenue Management Programs: How to Invest and Select the Right Agency Partners (Forrester Report Review)

Fathom

It’s written for companies that are evaluating their investment options in a Lead to Revenue Management (L2RM) strategy , a term first coined by Forrester in 2010, categorizing the marketing processes involved from lead generation to sales close. Figure 3  in the Forrester  breaks down the investment categories for a L2RM program by size of firm and type of cost.

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. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn continued to add users in the second half of 2010, albeit at a slower pace than in previous quarters. The State of the Blogosphere 2010 by Brian Solis.

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What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity

Forrester Research has named Nielsen a leader in brand monitoring solutions, saying “the vendor has the strongest strategic vision and currently competes at a scale unmatched by any other competitor.&#. Tags: Social Media Marketing Social PR Alterian SM2 analytics Andy Beal Bacon's clipping service Cision Forrester Research Google Alerts Nielsen BuzzMetrics pricing PRWeb Radian6 sentiment tracking social media monitoring tools Social Mention Techrigy Trackur UberVU Vocus Until fairly recently, keeping track of your organization’s online presence was relatively easy.

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12 Social Media Tools for B2B Pre-Event Marketing

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Kristina Goodrich says: December 1, 2010 at 12:12 am Thank you, Adam! Whether it’s a webinar or a multi-day conference, leveraging social media can help event organizers extend an event’s visibility, attendance and pre-event conversations. If you are running an event, consider promotion in the following areas: 1. Once your event is created, invite your connections to attend.

The More B2B Marketing Changes, the More It Stays the Same

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Here’s a good recap about the Cisco Velocity event by Peter O’Neill at Forrester, “ Cisco Continues To Accelerate Its Partners’ Marketing “ 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.

28 Awesome B2B Social Media Statistics

Social Media B2B

Forecasts : Annual growth in US B2B online marketing spend is forecast at 8% in 2010 and is set to reach 14% by 2012. Forrester predicts B2B interactive marketing spending to reach $4.8 Budgets : B2B product marketers were spending an average of 3.4% of their marketing budgets on social media in February 2010, and B2B services marketers were spending 6.5%. B2B marketing spending on social networking sites is predicted to rise 43.3% in 2010. 39.2% of B2B marketers say they plan to boost their marketing budgets in 2010, 47.5% Source ). Source ). Source ).

FOUND the ROI of Social Media for B2B Marketers!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Don’t take my word for it, a recent Forrester study showed that customers actually prefer a better customer experience compared to everyday low prices and that they would actually be willing to pay an average of 10% more to a company that provided a superior customer experience. It pays to provide Support with Social Media In a recent Forrester Report on “Customer Experience Pays Off.

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Customer Service is the New Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Related posts: 2010 – Welcome to the Age of Customer Service At the end of the last decade we saw Amazon. It pays to provide Support with Social Media In a recent Forrester Report on “Customer Experience Pays Off. Zappos was founded in 1999 and sold to Amazon for $1.2 Billion Dollars just barely over ten years later. But great customer service enabled by social is a no brainier.

Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Data junkies, stats addicts, web trivia buffs rejoice — here are a deluge of social media, search and other marketing research facts and figures from 50 articles and blog posts published so far in 2010. Senior marketing execs see their companies moving to social media in 2010 by The Viral Garden. Facebook: Facts & Figures For 2010 by Digital Buzz Blog. More than 1.5

Is sales enablement dead?

Reputation to Revenue

Forrester's upcoming forum is a great example.). Tags: Collaboration Creating Demand Marketing Sales Strategy B2B enablement Forrester IDC ISBM ITSMA marketing Neil Rackam sales sales cycle sales enablement sales support SAVO solutions Sales Enablement is a huge topic in B2B these days. The activity makes sense. And this isn't just talk. Sales enablement is a big area for investment.

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B2B Social Media Strategy: 5 Steps to Gaining Executive Buy-in.

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Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2. The job is often handed to the PR pros, online marketing executives, customer service managers, or anyone who recognized the power of social media early on. Early on you saw the potential power of social media through direct engagement with customers – and now you’re tasked with setting the social strategy and direction for your company.

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B2B Content Marketing Execution: We’re Not as Mature as We Think

Type A Communications

Today, the Business Marketing Association (BMA), Forrester and the Online Marketing Institute released the results of a survey about the maturity of content marketing practices in business-to-business (B2B) organizations. (In the spirit of full disclosure, I serve as the Vice President of Thought Leadership for BMA and collaborated with the direction of this survey with Forrester.).

The More B2B Marketing Changes, the More It Stays the Same

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Here's a good recap about the Cisco Velocity event by Peter O'Neill at Forrester, " Cisco Continues To Accelerate Its Partners’ Marketing 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.

Top 11 Ad Agency Predictions for 2011

Blue Focus Marketing

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. If you think 2011 will be the same as this year, get ready to strap on an extra seat belt.  Tom Peters. The opportunities abound.

3 Business Blogs with Proven ROI from Industrial Companies

Industrial Marketing Today

Results: About 2,000 daily visitors; 15 to 20 email messages per day, including an invitation to bid on a large, new plant that could total hundreds of millions of dollars; top rankings for Emerson in Google for terms such as “process controls,” “process management” and “compressor surge control” and the winner of Best Corporate Blog by BtoB magazine in 2010. Results: 2.7

Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

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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? Share This Post: This entry was posted on Monday, September 27th, 2010 at 8:28 am and is filed under Social CRM , Social Media. Or do I interpret this wrong?

Top 20 CRM Blogs of 2009

B2B Lead Generation Blog

The Forrester Blog for Business. Forecasting Clouds ranked the top 20 CRM blogs based on their content, readability and frequency of posting. I'm honored to have been included on the list. As I read over the list of blogs, I discovered some new ones worth reading along with a number of bloggers I already follow. Here's a partial list of the CRM blogs on their list: PGreenblog and CRM: The Conversation – Paul Greenberg. Beagle Consulting Blog – Denis Pombriant. Brent’s Social CRM Blog - Brent Leary. Think Customers: the 1 to 1. Jeremy Nedelka. Social Customer Manifesto - Chris. Carfi.

The Top 3 Priorities for 2010 Marketing Budgets

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About | Advertise | Submissions | Write for Us CrowdsourcedFRD Home Advertising Branding Design PR SEO-SEM Social Media Strategy More testchannel AdROCK eBooks Educational Facebook Guest Posts Twitter The Top 3 Priorities for 2010 Marketing Budgets November 2nd, 2009 | By guestblogger By Tom Pick | Online Marketing Executive | KC Associates With a lingering recession, the U.S. 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.

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It pays to provide Support with Social Media

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In a recent Forrester Report on “ Customer Experience Pays Off as Social Media reduces Obstacles for Real Change ” they have really nailed down the argument I have been making over the last year about why Support is the single best place to build your business case for Social Media. Someone can come in and undercut you (think Sam Walton against every major retailer). Tweet This! Digg this!

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Five Reasons You May Not Be Spending Enough on Content Marketing

Tom Pisello

Analysts such as Forrester and Gartner are highlighting “consumerization&# of business as a key trend for the next several years, and B2B marketing is one area that will face the ‘consumerization&# change, making content marketing and interactive decision support tools more important than ever before. Frugalnomics in Full Effect: Forrester and Gartner. Death of a Salesman?

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Ranking B2B Marketing Automation Vendors: How I Built My Scores (part 1)

Customer Experience Matrix

These are conceptually quite different from the dimensions used in the Gartner and Forrester reports* , which are designed to illustrate competitive position. I'll describe how I handled this in tomorrow's post. _ * “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision” for Gartner, “current offering”, “market presence” and “strategy” for Forrester. But they’re ultimately just my opinion.

7 Strategies for Using Content to Market Industrial Products

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website 7 Strategies for Using Content to Market Industrial Products by Achinta Mitra on May 14, 2010 in Content Marketing , Industrial Marketing & Web 2.0 , Industrial Marketing Blog I am a big fan of Content Marketing or as some people like to refer to it as Inbound Marketing. Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

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Five Lessons From the Web 2.0 Summit

Paul Gillin

Forrester Research now predicts that smart phones will be the dominant Internet access device in the US within three years. You Need a Mobile Strategy, and Faster Than You Probably Thought.</strong> Forrester Research now predicts that smart phones will be the dominant Internet access device in the US within three years. I had a chance to attend the recent Web 2.0 and Twitter.

Do you deliver more Customer Bottom-line Impact than the Competition?

Tom Pisello

Monday, August 09, 2010 Do you deliver more Customer Bottom-line Impact than the Competition? View my complete profile Links Google News Alinean Corporate Website Personal Website Blog Archive ▼ 2010 (118) ► December (5) Social Media Hierarchy of Needs - Best Practices f. Frugalnomics in Full Effect: Forrester and Gartner. According to D. according to Mr. Piques.

It's Official: Forrester Says B2B Buyers Hate Confusing Jargon

What Works - What Doesn't

Now, it’s official – or at least corroborated by a Forrester Research Inc. Only 15% of the exec surveyed by Forrester felt their meetings with salespeople are valuable and live up to their expectations, and only seven percent usually accept a follow-on meeting. I’ve been yelling for years that technical jargon in marketing content turns off B2B business buyers. report.

B2B Social Media Marketing -- Does It Work?

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Kaila Strong | Dec 6, 2010 | 0 Comments Tweet Arguably, social media marketing for B2B companies is one of the most difficult campaigns to run. Nearly 85 percent of B2B decision makers are online and using social media to help in their decision making, according to Forrester Research estimates. 2010 All rights reserved. What is a reasonable conversion expectation from click to form fi. Why dont some of my keywords show, even though we bid very high? Why do my Bing adgroups show a DRAFT status? how do I set up for ecommerce tracking? Small business professionals can too.

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10 B2B Social Media Case Studies and Examples

Social Media B2B

Related posts: According To The 2009 Forrester Groundswell Awards B2B Social Media Is Still Mostly Tech Focused Since we started Social Media B2B we have spent a. Updated] 10 Examples of B2B Facebook Fan Pages July 2010 Update: This post was written seven months ago. As we have learned by writing posts for this site, people are interested in examples of what other B2B companies large and small are doing with social media. It is easier to justify your plans to clients and supervisors by showing successes that other companies have had. from Social Media Influence. Continue reading.

Forrester and IDC think Sales Enablement is a Big Deal. and We Agree!

The ROI Guy

A new role has emerged at many leading B2B companies, Sales Enablement, and recent research from Forrester and IDC proves this new sales enablement practice as the key linchpin required to help a B2B company bridge the gap between their business strategies and how they execute in the field. According to Forrester, companies are spending worldwide, on average, 19% of their SG&A costs, some $135,262 per quota-carrying salesperson, in sales support-related activities. Source: Uncovering The Hidden Costs Of Sales Support, Forrester Research, Inc., April 2009).

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Predictions for 2011: The End of B2B.

Tom Pisello

Monday, December 06, 2010 Predictions for 2011: The End of B2B Sales & Marketing as We Know It? Sources: • SiriusDecisions B-to-B Buyers Survey 2010, on an online survey of more than 600 b-to-b marketers • IDC Executive Tele Briefing on Sales and Marketing Strategies for 2010 Posted by Tom Pisello at 8:55 AM Email This BlogThis! The Death of a Salesman?

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: IDC: Economic Buyers, Digital Overload.

Tom Pisello

Thursday, November 04, 2010 IDC: Economic Buyers, Digital Overload and Sales Enablement Define Marketing for 2011 I just had the pleasure of presenting a webinar with Randy Perry, VP Business Value at IDC. Within digital marketing, analyzing the allocations from 2009 to 2010, IDC found that 2010 spending on digital marketing programs is not changing dramatically year over year.

Innovators Wanted: Marketing to Generation Live

Biznology

Kids born between 1996 and 2010 are sometimes called Gen Z, the post-Millennials, or Generation C (for connected). According to the Forrester Research report, “ How to Build Your Brand with Generation Z ,” they are the first generation to consume more online than offline. Photo credit: MikeMonello. It’s a little more complex for this cohort. Unlike He’s Generation Live.

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Measuring the Impact of Social Media in B2B Marketing

Webbiquity

Forrester recently released a report by Laura Ramos and Augie Ray on How to Assess the Impact of Social Media in B2B Tech Marketing. The report concludes by recommending that marketers use a combination of value chain analysis and total economic impact (I’ll leave the explanation of these to Forrester) to assess the impact of social media investments on B2B marketing success.

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B2B Lead Generation without Lead Nurturing is Doomed to Fail

Industrial Marketing Today

Additional research from Forrester , CSO Insights , Brian Carroll and Marketo demonstrates that lead nurturing does produce measurable results as follows: Reduced the number of marketing-generated leads ignored by sales to as low as 25%. Here’s the shocking reality of B2B lead generation – 79% of marketing leads never convert into sales opportunities. Source: Marketing Sherpa/ KnowledgeStorm). B2B marketing and lead generation experts point to a lack of lead nurturing as the primary cause of this poor performance. Why is lead nurturing important? What is lead nurturing?