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The Content Marketing Sweet Spot

Content Marketing for BI

From the 2010 Content Marketing Spending Research by Junta42. newsletters – Publish monthly and include product and company news, customer success stories, technical “how-to’s”, and business ideas. It’s not an area you want to hand off to your already busy product managers or the new marketing coordinator you just hired. You can download the report for yourself here.

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Help! My Product is Boring!

Content Marketing for BI

I was recently reading the latest B2B Content Marketing: 2010 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends survey by MarketingProfs and Junta42. The products we sell are not easy to get excited about.”. Either you need to find another product at another company to market—or give up marketing all together. tried to think of some products this survey-taker might be referring to.

Organize Passion Create a Movement

Content Marketing for BI

If your passion is your product, find a way to tell a story that people will repeat. I recently watched a Ted Talk video of Seth Godin discussing tribes. As Seth so clearly describes it, we are at a pivotal moment in time, where we are changing the way ideas are spread. No longer is it about money or power. It’s about leadership—the ability to organize passion. But Nathan didn’t give up.

Seeing through your customer’s eyes

Content Marketing for BI

You turned it into a product. Beneath the business needs that your product may address, you also need to speak to the personal needs of your buyer. The successful vendor or marketer will be the one who knows how to marry the product benefits with real world needs and do so in a way that shows the customer you understand his challenges. You have a great idea. It’s natural.

Embracing Socialytics

Content Marketing for BI

Could be brand or product mentions, could be sentiment. Socialytics. love this word – it perfectly captures what it is — analysis of social media. I’ve only heard it used a couple times but when Michael Fauscette of IDC wrote his post, Socialytics , I decided to investigate it further. wondered who plays in this space today. What are people saying? Are you ready?

Are Some BI Vendors too Quiet?

Content Marketing for BI

They have a nice reporting and analysis product that replaces the need for cubes and their associated processing time. Currently, I only see that they will offer grants for free product, hosting, and training to selected non-profits. Yesterday, I went to a luncheon put on by Qlikview at the Seattle Yacht Club. love these vendor luncheons, not because of the free lunch (though it was delicious), but to keep up on the BI industry and hear first hand from other BI users and managers. really didn’t know much about Qlikview. Ok, that’s very cool. Why do you think that is?

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

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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Eloqua Experience 2010

LeadSloth

The new Eloqua Cloud Connector product integrates 3rd party applications like JigSaw and Webex in the Program Builder. Another new product is Eloqua Discover for Salesforce.com. So there were lots of new initiatives, products and services that were covered during the event. This week I attended the Eloqua Experience, Eloqua’s user conference in San Francisco. Overall.

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.

Leo Suarez, Toshiba’s SVP Marketing & Strategy: Omni-Channel Retailing—A New Paradigm of Product Marketing

Crimson Marketing

They compete with endless aisles and endless comparisons of products and prices online. By understanding the new mindset of the retail consumer and leveraging the product marketing technology available, retailers have the opportunity to create an omni-channel retail marketing system, right in store, that rivals or exceeds the efficacy and intimacy of online shopping. Over 1.1

Best Email Marketing Tips, Tactics and Metrics of 2010

Webbiquity

items that should be in your 2010 email budget by BtoB Magazine. While social media is the flashy show horse of online marketing, email remains the solid workhorse. According to recent research , 92% of marketers consider email to be one of their “most important marketing tools” and 54% plan increased spending on it in the coming year. Well, unlike social media, email is virtually universal.

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

Webbiquity

51% of active Twitter users follow companies, brands or products on social networks. 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. And 52% of journalists say they use Twitter to research stories and discover what’s hot. How you can use it most effectively? And much more.

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Best of 2010 – Increase Sales by Improving Customer Touchpoints

Sazbean

We’re posting the best articles from 2010 to help you get 2011 off to the right start! original on customer touchpoints posted on November 30, 2010) You may think improving your website or your point of sale system or even your after-sales service will help increase your sales. The year in review! They most likely will. How do they accomplish them? image by Patrick Hoesly ).

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 70% of bloggers are organically talking about brands on their blog, and 38% of them post brand or product reviews. At its current rate, Twitter will process almost 10 billion tweets in 2010. The State of the Blogosphere 2010 by Brian Solis. And much more.

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Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business

Webbiquity

Get ideas for product development. And no one knows the benefits and shortcomings of your current products better than your customers. There’s no better source of information than your prospects and existing customers to help generate new product ideas. Though business use of social media is rapidly increasing, many executives remain skeptical of its value. Digg this!

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

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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 do you monitor Twitter?

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity

For anyone seeking to expand their professional network online, market to professionals, get advice from peers on business products and services, find a job, or hire the right candidate, LinkedIn has become an indispensable tool. Mark Walsh reports on company pages, another new feature added by LinkedIn in late 2010. Blogs represent 50%, Facebook 47% and…Twitter scores 41%.”.

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

Webbiquity

30 Tips: The Productivity Guide of Social Media by WebStudio 13. Andrew Ran Wong provides a valuable list of productivity tips for Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, Google and other social networks to help readers get more done in less time. 10 Free Social Media Tools Every PR Pro Should Master In 2010 by the COMMS corner. With the amount of helpful content about social media marketing growing faster than Facebook’s user base or Lindsay Lohan’s court appearances, it’s tough to keep up. Social Media Marketing Tips, Tactics and Guides. by Kuno Creative.

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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. In my company alone we have seen it touch Product Development and R&D, to Billing and Finance, to HR and Recruiting, to Customer Service and the Contact Center. Enjoy! Email this to a friend? Tweet This!

Want a Bigger Marketing Budget? Send Less Leads to Sales

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Think about it: What if you were able to reclaim 10 or 20 percent of your sales budget by increasing sales productivity? How can you make a water-tight financial case to your CEO to prove that giving marketing more money will help significantly increase sales productivity and revenue capacity? That’s a costly mistake. How much revenue could that potentially drive?

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. Here are the top items based on social signals.

A Simple B2B Marketing Framework

Everything Technology Marketing

Pragmatic Marketing Framework One of the best known frameworks in product marketing is from Pragmatic Marketing. Very clean and structured, it lists all major areas that need to be designed, built, and managed by product marketing and product management. We often discuss in this blog how B2B marketing is becoming more complex, and how to manage this complexity.

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. 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 video emails? Flowtown.

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Fantasy Football Sacks Productivity – Infographic

Sales Intelligence View

Sales Data Social Selling Technology B2B business productivity cowboys da bears delaware facebook fantasy football football fun facts indiana linkedin lost productivity mean machine moral boost north dakota raiders sales productivity social media team building twitter warriorsFantasy Football is one of the most popular games played in corporate America. Over $500 Million dollars is put on the line every year by 27 million employees hoping to win the office pool and bragging rights till next season.

7 Mistakes To Avoid In Your Next Webinar Invitation

The Point

Sell the offer, not the product. You don’t need to disguise your brand necessarily, but if the goal of the email is to get the reader to register for the event, the less that event appears to be a litany of reasons to buy your product, the better. There’s simply no reason to mention the product here. For example: 1. Lead with compelling benefits, not just facts. See #1 above.

Top 25 Articles and 8 Topics in B2B Marketing for March 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

March  2010. Great stuff in the world of B2B Marketing for March 2010.  Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2009 - Webbiquity , March 31, 2010 Whether you need data to back up a proposal for investing in social media marketing for CFO, want to understand which online tactics work best for engaging with customers and prospects, or are just an analytics data junky, you’ll find a treasure trove of key insights and happy hour trivia in this collection of the best articles and blog posts on social media and other marketing research of the past year. March 5, 2010.

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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. How can you “train&# your CEO to use social media productively? Use your community to help you promote your products…Customer advocacy drives sales.&#. Adoption soared. 85% of Inc. Mistakes were made. Magazine.

Case studies: Using the social web for new product development

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I’m delighted to present today eight exciting new mini-case studies which demonstrate the power of social collaboration to create business value through new product development. Results: The program received more than 250 new product ideas and 5,000 customer votes in just one month. Results: CDC cut the time of product delivery from 24 months to 12-16 weeks. states.

The 4 C’s of B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Product. would argue this killer combo of marketing is mainly for B2C marketing and thus it is best applied to the marketing of products, especially mass retail products. We’ve all heard about the four P’s of marketing. Price. Placement. Promotion. The four P’s were created mainly to describe the ideal “marketing mix&#. Share this on Facebook. Digg this!

33 (of the) Best Marketing Strategy Guides and Insights of 2010

Webbiquity

Doug Levy contends that marketing has passed into its third major era—as we’ve moved from the primacy of product information through consumer persuasion to a new focus on sustainable relationships—and lays out five principles for success in this new realm. Big Ed’s Top 10 B2B Marketing Trends For 2010 by Marketing-Gimbal. C. Which emerging trends do we need to keep an eye on?

Report: Blogs Are An Important Part Of The Marketing Mix

B2B Marketing Insider

Blogs Influence On Buyers When asked “what is your likelihood to purchase a brand, product or service from these information sources?&#  42% reported that blogs influence their purchase behavior. Or from consumer to consumer to relay needed information on products and services. Michael Brenner Nov 11 2010 Thanks Andrew! Who Blogs? Overall great article.

Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

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? Optimize company news for SEO benefit? Effectively connect with bloggers and other key online influencers in your industry? ‘Loser.

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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 Commerce: Mary talks about how the rate of product improvement is unprecedented. Holy Cow!

Ten reasons to blog – even if nobody reads it

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Wegman’s grocery store employees blog about seasonal recipes and show how to use their food products in new ways. . 7) Indirect sales — Featuring blog-only promotions and offers or opt-in content can expose new sales leads. . 8) PR – Blog posts have the opportunity for massive reach. Caterpllar has blogs dedicated to each major product line. There better be.

Improve Service with a Customer Touch Point Map

B2B Marketing Traction

Have you ever bought a product or service where you were excited about your decision to buy (maybe after a rigorous buying process), only to be very disappointed by the delivery? Even though the department provided an excellent product and customer service, we found some touch points that needed attention. Tweet. It happens all the time. “What’s that?”

The New Marketing Accountability

B2B Marketing Insider

started in sales, then moved into product management with P&L responsibility. 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.

Best of 2010 – Understanding Facebook Page Insights

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original on Facebook page insights posted February 26, 2010). This can give you some feedback on which posts have done better than others and what your fans are engaging with.  On the right you’ll see some demographic data about the fans who are interacting and posting on your page, which may help you tailor your message (and possibly your product). The Year in Review!

How To Focus On Your Marketing Plan

B2B Marketing Insider

Think about the entire lifecycle from new product ideas all the way to customer retention. For example, effective demand generation with high quality content that meets customer needs will produce awareness and will drive consideration of your product. Major tradeshows, online events, product announcements and other major communications. Hogwash! You All rights reserved

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

Everything Technology Marketing

IDC Reports Slow Growth of B2B Tech Marketing Budgets On the same topic, IDC reports in the “2010 Tech Marketing Benchmark” study that technology marketing budgets are up 3.7% The top response was product line (25.1%), followed by customer segment (19.6%), solution (16.4%), campaign or theme (16.0%), industry (15.8%), job role (5.8%) and other (1.3%). this year over 2009. last year.