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Best of 2010 – 13 Twitter Tips for Increasing Engagement


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. What works for you? We’re posting the best articles from the year to help you get 2011 off to the right start! While it’s ok to post your blog posts to Twitter, etc.,

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


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?

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How PR and Social Media Can Work Together


Social media and PR would seem to be natural allies. Both are primarily focused on brand awareness, credibility building and image enhancement. Both are critical tools for dealing with bad news or crisis situations. Both require relationships with influential people in one’s industry to be effective. And both rely on the ability to tell an interesting story. Since many (most?) Share this on Bebo.

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Eloqua Experience 2010


It’s the result of 2 years of hard work, and it looks very good. The revamped user interface makes working with Eloqua a lot of fun. This week I attended the Eloqua Experience, Eloqua’s user conference in San Francisco. The big news of this event is the launch of Eloqua 10. Here is a preview: Eloqua 10 Campaign Builder (click to enlarge). They are raving about Eloqua 10.

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? IT really is poor work. If pouring, it is half full.

Best of 2010 – Increase Sales by Improving Customer Touchpoints


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. With touchpoints that are going well, what’s working and what can you learn about it?

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010


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. According to MarketingSherpa research, marketers working in social media report an average 27% conversion rate for organic search traffic, while those not using social media reported a 17% rate.

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The Changing Nature Of Work [Slideshare]

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One of the areas that I am finding really fun to work on and also really important to today’s leaders is the Future of Work. I’ve talked about how HR is becoming the marketing department. Here are some additional insights on the changing nature of work – something important for business leaders in any size organization and in any role. Globalization. Strateg

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Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010


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. Best of 2010: 14 Ways Every Business Should Be Using Twitter by Inkling Media. All You Need to Know About Twitter in 2010 [Infographic] by Mediabistro. What types of information are worth sharing, beyond blog posts?

Best Website Design Guides and Tips of 2010


Writing “web design inspiration can help you stay up to date on current trends, as well as seeing how to structure designs, control color palettes, work with usability, and understand the overall design process,&# Eric Shafer shares a gallery of beautiful and remarkable website designs. Things That Websites Need in 2010! Tables are out; CSS is in. Visual Website Design.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010


Chris Cree details how the “follow company&# capability works on LinkedIn, while noting that rather than trying to incorporate every new feature under the sun (like a certain other popular social network), LinkedIn has been steadily adding new features, selectively, that fit with its corporate and professional focus. 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)


Among these nuggets of fold wisdom: “Be a friend to get a friend,&# “Plan yer work and work yer plan&# and “It is just darn right rude to auto DM when Tweeters follow ya’!&#. 10 Free Social Media Tools Every PR Pro Should Master In 2010 by the COMMS corner. Social Media requires a considerable of time and resources to make it work.&# A toe-in-the-water approach doesn’t work with social media; it requires a commitment and a sustained investment, because while the payback can be considerable, it won’t happen overnight. s, 50?s,

B2B Social Media Marketing -- Does It Work?

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Are you a Search Engine Watch Member? | Log in now ClickZ Interactive Marketing Events Search Engine Watch Search Marketing Conferences Subscribe to Newsletter Subscribe to RSS Feeds Free Webcasts Members Area Forums Advertise You are here: SEW Home › Experts › Social Media Marketing › B2B Social Media Marketing -- Does It Work? Real-Time Activity Stream B2B Social Media Marketing -- Does It Work? Kaila Strong | Dec 6, 2010 | 0 Comments Tweet Arguably, social media marketing for B2B companies is one of the most difficult campaigns to run.

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


He most recently worked as the marketing director at Enquiro, one of North America’s leading search marketing agencies. 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. If a rep. Pacific).

Ten reasons to blog – even if nobody reads it

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 . Building an engaged community through a business blog can be extremely difficult — sometimes impossible. 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 must be some good business reason they do it, right? . There better be. Do your competitors have a blog? This is valuable real estate!

Top 56 B2B Marketing Posts for September 2010

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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. Doesn’t this take a lot of work?  uberVU.

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

A Simple B2B Marketing Framework

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The framework starts at the bottom with the “Market Knowledge Layer” - the foundational aspects of understanding the market opportunity and customer problem - and then works its way up to tactical execution of marketing programs along the customer life cycle. We often discuss in this blog how B2B marketing is becoming more complex, and how to manage this complexity.

Task management is time management: 3 tools that work


Until they invent cloning, we entrepreneurs will have to work smarter with the technology that’s available to us. But that’s so 2010. The post Task management is time management: 3 tools that work appeared first on Biznology. Fortunately, there are some great tools out there that help us better manage our time and make it more fun to run a business. Your Google+ account.

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The Best Email Subject Line For Teleprospecting I've Seen Yet.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

We call it "polite persistence" here at AG and I was very proud that the prospect not only responded to Brad, but took the time to compliment his approach and work ethic. 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. It read " Attention: Jim - Final Follow up". or "do I know Pete"? Next he uses Jim's name.

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SMEs: the great disenfranchised audience of 2010?

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They know how it works: in this case they’ve actively chosen not to use it. The problem here stems back to the fundamental difference between B2B and B2C marketing, and understanding where the line exists between work and home lives. Regardless of who ultimately wins (won) the election, as co-owner of a small business, I’m frankly shocked by the fact that none of the political parties seemed to make any attempt to communicate with me as such. But no-one seemed interested in promoting themselves as being particularly pro-small business. Frankly I feel a bit disenfranchised.

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Best of 2010 – How-to: Use Netvibes for Social Media Monitoring


2010 in Review! original on social media monitoring posted September 24, 2010). Save your work Make sure you either sign up for an account or sign in to save your work. We’re posting the best articles from the year to help you get 2011 off to the right start! Netvibes is a great way to get an eyeball on what’s going on, all in one dashboard.

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

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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. Hot Topics.

SAL is the Glue that Binds Sales and Marketing in Lead Generation

Industrial Marketing Today

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. A lead is a lead, right? Depends – are you in marketing or in sales? SAL – Sales Accepted Leads is the bridge between Marketing Qualified Leads (MQL) and Sales Qualified Leads (SQL). Oh, what a waste!

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


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. Liza Hausman explains how feeds, traditional search and social network search can work together and steps through “four ‘musts’ of on-site social optimization&# for organizations. Adoption soared. 85% of Inc.

Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Facebook unlike Google works off of the “or” operand not the “and” operand so you can use this to your advantage by placing as many of the companies you want to target into the Workplaces field and thereby target the employees of all of those firms. This will give you a feeling for how the self service system works and perhaps even try some of the tricks above for your initial ad buy.

10 User Generated Content Campaigns That Actually Worked


In 2010, Target pledged to donate $500 million to education and promised to double contributions down the road with a popular college acceptance letter competition. increase in revenue between 2009 and 2010. 8) Pepsi MAX. Tired of struggling to crank out the endless streams of content needed to appease today’s consumers? You’re in luck! Chobani attributes the campaign to a 225.9%

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


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. And “stick to the knitting&# doesn’t always work; change matters. What are our key objectives for social media marketing?

Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010


Twitter Pitching Etiquette: What works, what doesn’t… by COMMS Corner. Working against us, some PR people aren’t quite so savvy and are spamming these bloggers,&# Heather Whaling lays out an excellent model for doing blogger outreach right, including collaboration (“how can we provide content that will drive traffic to their site?&# ) and content (“before you ever think about pitching a blogger, make sure you’re offering something valuable&# ). Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far). Optimize company news for SEO benefit? ‘Loser. PR and SEO.

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The New Marketing Accountability

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Sometimes, the CEO wants to “evolve a brand&# and sometimes sales folks want to work under the cover of a massive awareness blitz. Pages About Michael Brenner Appearances Search Based on Traction Theme by The Theme Foundry Copyright © 2010 B2B Marketing Insider. Late last week, I responded to a post by my new friend Adam Needles, VP Marketing of Left Brain Marketing.

Improve Service with a Customer Touch Point Map

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Recently I worked on a customer touch point map for a department at an educational institution that was founded in 1891. Tweet. 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? It happens all the time. Could that describe your level of service to your customers?

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

Marketing, Death and Taxes

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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 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.

Event Marketing Works, but ONLY if Vendors Add Value

Smashmouth Marketing

I've recently been on the conference circuit, speaking and tweeting whatever sales and marketing goodness I can find. One topic that came up at each conference was the quality of the content presented by the various speakers. Some sessions were brilliant; some were nothing more than veiled commercials. The key as an attendee is to be able to pull the brilliant content out of the commercials. The key as a presenter is to avoid the commercials and present brilliant content. Simple, right? Let's face it. And as attendees, we kind of owe it to them to listen. That said, we want to hear value.

How Do You Define a Quality Sales Opportunity?

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

During my years as an Inside Sales rep, I've always appreciated working with the young hungry territory reps willing to talk to anyone "with a pulse". While I could appreciate that work ethic and the tenacity that hungrier reps displayed, I usually found that passing over anything lukewarm usually resulted in a lead that didn't go anywhere.and generally I was cold calling back into that company months later. On the other side of the coin, I struggled when passing leads to the veteran sales folks who wanted every opportunity completely teed up. Current technology/service in use.

How To Focus On Your Marketing Plan

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Having crafted a few myself, I am writing this article to share my experiences and tips on what has worked and what didn’t. You have gathered a complete set of inputs from far and wide, so now it’s time to become a hunter and focus in on what has worked in the past and why. And while we all try to avoid these topics, the best way to deal with them is straight on. Hogwash! You

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The 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today

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Facebook I don’t use a lot of apps for Facebook, preferring to play it pretty close to the vest there – for now. (I’m working on a Fan Page that will be launching next month). This is one of the plug-ins that doesn’t sync well with Disqus, so it’s not working as well as it used to, pre-Disqus. Honestly Jay, keep up the good work! Smart. Nifty.

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9 Reasons Why Your Social Media Strategy Isn’t Working


If this feeling sounds familiar to you, here are some reasons why your social media strategy might not be working for your business. 1. Social media is the hottest way businesses are reaching out to potential customers. When executed correctly, a social media marketing campaign can bring traffic to your website and generate new leads for your sales team. I’d bet not often.

11 Myths of Social Media Marketing


True, there are techniques that work better than others, guidelines that are good to know, rules of etiquette to follow and common mistakes to avoid , but the general skills called for aren’t all that uncommon, and the specifics are teachable. They wonder if their organizations are doing enough, if they are doing things right, even if they should be involved in social media at all.

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


It started 2010 with roughly 350 million users and is now on its way to 600  million. How can you stand out from the crowd, grow your fan base, get “likers&# to come back to your page, engage your audience, target your prospects, conduct research, and basically prove to the CFO that all of this work isn’t just a colossal waste of time? Facebook Marketing Tips and Guides.

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