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  • HINGE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Best] How to Use SlideShare for B2B Lead Generation
    Here are some best practices to help you get started, get connected, and get more leads online: Let your presentations do the talking. Here are a few tips to bear in mind: Uploaded content will be converted into a SlideShare presentation; for best results, save content in PDF formats. 'Experiencing a plateau in leads? Consider this.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010
    [Best] A strategy for dealing with Twitter spammers
    Best practices” spread at the speed of light and the pyramid schemes can vanish behind the social web’s cloak of anonymity, free access and fake accounts. If enough people take the time to do it, it is in Twitter’s best interest to figure out a way to handle it. Part 5 of a series. What can be done about it? Digg this!
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
    [Best] Digital Innovation – 5 Conclusions From The NYTimes Digital Innovation Report
    ” 222222 ;"> Take-away: use data, tagging and solid technology to serve up the best possible user experience. 'By now, you’ve likely heard about the New York Times Digital Innovation Report. The New York Time is winning at journalism. . The report kicks off. Sulzberger. 222222 ;">Re-Purpose Old Content. team work among staffers.
  • FATHOM  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Best] Making Manufacturing “Cool” for Recruiting Young Talent
    The company’s LinkedIn presence is some of the best around. 'According to ThomasNet’s most recent Industry Market Barometer report, the manufacturing industry is heavily populated by Baby Boomers who are at or nearing retirement age. Of their survey respondents, 78% described themselves as 45-65 years old or older. What works? What works?
  • WRITTENT  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Best] 20 Exclusive Copywriting Tips Even Gurus Will Be Surprised to Know
    Invest in a good editor who can catch the commonly-confused words that even the best writers flub. Consumers buy from companies they know and trust, and writing in a familiar tone of voice can be among the best ways to boost the relevance of your content. What web copywriting tips and tactics have worked best for you? Be Honest.
  • HINGE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Best] 5 Things Every Managing Partner Must Do To Drive Organic Growth
    You can find out what’s best for your firm, what’s best for your clients, and then go where the data takes you. 'At Hinge, we conduct ongoing research on organic growth in professional services industries. In study after study, we’ve seen that high-growth firms aren’t just getting lucky. Focus on fewer markets.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Best] 3 Pieces of Social Media Real Estate You Shouldn’t Overlook
    Pieces of Social Media Real Estate You Shouldn’t Overlook was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link]. 'Author: Carra Manahan Have a big event promotion or new asset launch planned in the near future? Read some more ideas for creative cover photos here.). Social Media
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Best] How to Find the Balance Between Product-Centric and Customer-Centric Marketing
    For every marketing organization, the answer is different, but the best organizations understand how and when to use each approach. One question always come up when creating new B2B marketing content: should we focus on what the product does, or how it helps our customers? Product Centric Approach. Customer Centric Approach.
  • VOICE-BASED MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
    [Best] Why Callers On Hold Hang Up on You: An Ifbyphone Benchmarking Analysis (Part One)
    'A major concern of most businesses is how to best handle calls from prospects and customers: how many of them are answered right away, how long can the others be kept on hold, who should get which call, etc. Medium” companies handled less than 1,500 calls during Q1. Large” handled less than 10,000 calls during Q1. 22% Sent to Voicemail.
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014
    [Best] 2014: What to Expect from LogMyCalls
    We''ll try to provide a roadmap for the upcoming year, as best we know it. 'Earlier today we published a brief article about LogMyCalls in 2013. It was essentially a list of highlights from the year. This article looks ahead with some predictions for 2014, what to expect from LogMyCalls in this new year. That stuff is dumb. That''s it.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
    [Best] 10 Times Personalization Makes You Feel Terrible About Yourself
    10) And finally, when MySpace reminds us all that ten years ago wasn''t our best year. 'Ever feel like technology is mocking you? Like algorithms are trying to ruin your relationships? That personalization tokens know more about you than you know about yourself? Me too. 1) When Google surfaces this ad for a one-person spam recipe.
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012
    [Best] Weekly Wrap-up: March 23rd
    Examples Of B2B Content Marketing Executed With SEO Best Practices In Mind by @ DerekEdmond via @ sengineland. Here in the northeast part of the US, we've been enjoying summer-like weather. There's something about getting out and active in the sunshine that re-energizes the body, mind, and soul. Enjoy! Silos: Good for farming.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [Best] How Are You Providing Value To Your Inside Sales Team?
    We offer our services at AG as a package program, and it’s my responsibility to have daily tasks in front of me to make sure I am making the best use of my time, and being an appropriate resource for everyone in on my team. Sometimes in our business, it’s difficult to stick to a daily agenda or plan.
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011
    [Best] Savvy Week in Review: April 8th
    Though this post is aimed at C-level leaders with the intention of providing gentle but firm advice on how to best work with people who are less comfortable on center stage, I found Lisa Petrilli's advice to be equally as appropriate for marketers trying to reach uninitiated prospects. Give it a read and let me know what you think.
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011
    [Best] Weekly Wrap Up - March 25
    Wondering about the best ways to move prospects through the buying cycle? From blogging to websites to marketing strategy, there are lots of great posts this week. Have others to add to the list? Add them to theh comments below. Enjoy - and have a great weekend! proven alternatives to cold calling by Matt Heinz (@heinzmarketing).
  • PUZZLE MARKETER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Best] 15 Tips to Become Better in Your Career
    Keep focused on the best you can possibly do, recognize when opportunities arise, and have the courage to take chances. Originally posted on EvanCarmichael.com All marketers, or entrepreneurs for that matter, obtain unique experiences and perspectives that drive them forward in their careers. Embrace life-long learning. Become a generalist.
  • LOOPFUSE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
    [Best] How to revive dormant newsletter subscribers
    If an email hasn’t been delivered to a particular address for several sends in a row (meaning you get a hard-bounce back from the recipient’s server), it’s best to take that email out of future sends. This is a guest post by Matt Heinz, President,  Heinz Marketing. Read more on his  Marketing blog. They don’t click, they rarely if ever open.
  • FUNNEL FOCUS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
    [Best] Content Creation & Social Media: Jobs for the Entire Company
    The best marketers turn to one simple technique to ensure they can keep up with the demands of their audience – leveraging the skills of their entire company. For many marketers, content and social marketing presents tremendous opportunities, but also some considerable challenges.  In fact, this blog post started from a recorded interview.).
  • FUNNEL FOCUS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010
    [Best] Q&A: Finding & Implementing the Right Marketing Automation Platform
    In this Q&A excerpt from the recent Webinar " Six Truths About Marketing Automation ," Manticore Technology VP of Marketing Christopher Doran and Bulldog Solutions Director of Field Marketing Amy Bills answer some audience questions about how to find and implement the right marketing automation platform to best support your process.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
    [Best] If Your Writing Sucks, So Will Your Content
    If Your Writing Sucks, So Will Your Content was posted at Modern B2B Marketing - Marketo Best Practices Blog. | [link]. by Jason Miller Content marketing is taking a bit of heat these days as marketers scramble to jump on the latest trend of thinking like a publisher. I agree 100%. Writing sucks, and it’s hard. Writing sucks, and it’s hard.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2010
    [Best] Five Social Media Marketing Reports and Guides Worth Checking Out
    As the introduction here notes, “It’s one thing to pick up a workbook that provides you with best practices. But, it’s an entirely different challenge to implement those best practices into the real world…MarketingSherpa know(s) this better than anyone. Much has been written about content marketing from the delivery side.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013
    [Best] An Editorial Calendar for Facebook? Absolutely.
    was posted at Modern B2B Marketing - Marketo Best Practices Blog. | [link]. by Jason Miller When I started at Marketo over a year ago, I came into a company that had a very solid social media presence. My job was to optimize and grow that presence with an emphasis on Facebook. Tuesdays and Thursdays are mini infographic themed days.
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
    [Best] Three B2B Marketing Mistakes from Kim Kardashian’s Wedding
    ” Similarly, B2B marketing often includes sweeping claims, but too often they don’t hold up to scrutiny or are controversial at best. The Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries wedding made a big splash, but the lasting impact hasn’t been what the couple was likely looking for. Empty promises Kim and Kris’s vows were empty.
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
    [Best] Three B2B Marketing Mistakes from Kim Kardashian’s Wedding
    ” Similarly, B2B marketing often includes sweeping claims, but too often they don’t hold up to scrutiny or are controversial at best. The Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries wedding made a big splash, but the lasting impact hasn’t been what the couple was likely looking for. Empty promises Kim and Kris’s vows were empty.
  • HINGE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014
    [Best] Hinge’s Fab Five: June 2014
    'With so many marketing-related articles online, it’s hard to keep up with the best content! Here are five of the best marketing pieces that have been published so far this month. What You Should Expect From Your Marketing Department. Lee Frederiksen, Hinge Marketing. Tough Questions to Ask About Your Content Marketing Strategy.
  • HINGE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2013
    [Best] Hinge’s Fab Five: November 2013
    This monthly column will help you keep up with the best marketing articles on the web. To gain some insight, Blogging Wizard surveyed 46 experts to know which social media management tools work best for them. 'Top Professional Services Marketing Content from November 2013. Enjoy! How to Optimize Your YouTube Video for Maximum Traffic.
  • INBLURBS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
    [Best] How Private Air Charter can profit from Inbound Marketing
    Content marketing has proven to be the best and most cost effective way to drive traffic to a company website and convert this traffic to leads and customers. Like market leading airlines, private air charter is in a very competitive business. Do you know what’s been talked about you or your competition online? Content creation.
  • INBLURBS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
    [Best] 3 Ways how to use Online Video for Business Lead Generation
    Do a contest for the best crowd sourced video! The average internet user is watching 30 minutes of video online daily! These people mostly lookout for entertainment. This opens wide opportunities for your business to get your products and services in front of potential future buyers when they are looking. Steve Garfield’s video blog.
  • INBOUND SALES NETWORK  |  TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
    [Best] How the B2B Buying Process Has Changed
    This means that the buyer has entered the next stage in their buying process without ever talking to you and is now starting to evaluate vendors to determine which one represents the best buying decision. Ten years ago, all you had to do was leave a voicemail that piqued your customer’s interest to get a call back.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Best] 25 Helpful Sales Blogs You Don't Want to Miss Out On
    So naturally, we''ve written about some of the best inbound marketing blogs on the internet (on our blog), but we hadn''t taken the time to find some of the best sales blogs out there. So, we scoured the internet looking for the best writers and thought leaders in sales. while some may be fresh new voices for you. Dan Pink.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
    [Best] 8 Ways SEO Should Influence Your Marketing Copywriting
    Spelling out best practices for content formatting is a smart ides, too. Make sure these copy editors are well schooled in your team's written style guide and keyword best practices and can spot opportunities for optimization and improvement. Studies show that early morning publishing times, Monday through Thursday, work best.
  • CONTENT MARKETING TODAY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
    [Best] 4 Common Sense Social Media Tips for PR and Marketing Pros
    Yes, you can apply the best of traditional public relations practices to the new world of social media. In fact, as we expand our minds to embrace new technology and new methods, the best of traditional public relations and marketing principles still apply. Myers Fl area. By Kathleen Taylor, APR. "The wisdom’s in the room.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Best] Answers to Your Top 7 Questions About Mastering LinkedIn Marketing
    Think of Facebook as your best friend, dressed-down and ready to party at a rock concert, while LinkedIn is your potential future business partner, suited up and ready to learn about industry success at a business expo. 6) What's the best way to find potential customers on LinkedIn? It almost makes too much sense. Don't fret!
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
    [Best] Trade Shows and ROI Measurement: 5 Key Metrics
    That’s why it’s important for sales and marketing to work together to make sure they get the best bang for the buck. New Study Shows Best Way of Reaching Manufacturing Professionals. Most of you participate in various trade shows from time to time. Enjoy. That’s OK though. Consider Leads: . Cost Per Lead: a. Take
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
    [Best] 7 Tips to Kick Your Next Marketing Webinar Up a Notch
    For truly stellar content, really dig deep into your knowledge repertoire for the best you have to offer. Experiment with different formats such as Q&A, roundtable discussions, and live debates to see which format resonates best with your target audiences. This is evidenced by the rise of webinars as a marketing strategy.
  • CONTENT MARKETING TODAY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
    [Best] B2B Media Burning Bridges to Print While Business Marketers Deliver Outstanding Online Content
    Those early to market with the best solutions will benefit the most—and possibly lock out late comers. Here’s one example: Although there is a brief mention of a Miller product, this video is all about best welding practices. As Content Marketing Goes from Optional to Obligatory for Business, Penton Suffers and Miller Electric Shines.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011
    [Best] HubSpot's Strategy for Winning the Marketing Automation Horserace
    Naturally, the conference also included public and private discussions of HubSpot itself, but I thought those were best shared in a separate post. Back on September 20, I posted various tips from the Inbound Marketing Summit and HubSpot User Group. Here goes. The company is now doing more to help marketers nurture the leads its attracts.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
    [Best] 4 Simple Ways to Make Automated Emails Feel Personal…AND On-Brand
    You might also include a photo of the sender in the email’s signature – try a little A/B testing to find out what drives the best results. Simple Ways to Make Automated Emails Feel Personal…AND On-Brand was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link]. Sender Personalisation and Brand Ambassadors.
  • B2B MARKETING ONLINE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [Best] The seven key steps for successful marketing campaigns in 2011
    Guest blog by Elle Woulfe, senior marketing programmes manager at Eloqua : Budgeting and forecasting for marketing campaigns can be a headache at the best of times, let alone when businesses are facing a hike in VAT and some economists are predicting a double-dip recession. Demand generation Research 2011 VAT marketing the market
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010
    [Best] Thought Leadership Interview #9 – Eric Goldman of Gossamar
    We’re on a mission to bring our readers the very best. And unless they start again and think about the whole thing holistically, despite threats, bribes, rewards and the best of intentions, they will never achieve their objectives. wish to thank Eric for his contributions to  Fearless Competitor. Here’s the link:  [link].
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
    [Best] Where do you begin in Content Marketing? Answer: Know your Buyers
    What types of visual content work best? 'Understanding of Buyers comes before Content Marketing (says award-winning marketing expert Jeff Ogden). Hey Tampa/St. Petersburg companies: Follow us on Twitter and Connect with Us on LinkedIn is NOT marketing! highly recommend you attend this event, by the way. Terrible. Thank you Adele Revella!
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
    [Best] How do you optimize paid media?
    The best way to do so is to not push people buy products but live and share moments in the world where things happen either for FIRST time or each time has the excitement of the FIRST time. 'Image by None via CrunchBase. Biddable media and story telling. And these things are different for different markets, audiences, and groups. Measurement.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013
    [Best] Top 5 ways to optimize sales enablement efforts
    They work with the customers day in and day out, so they have the best idea of what will speak to your customers. 'Photo credit: Anz-i. Sales and marketing don’t always play nicely together in the sandbox, but they need to, especially when it comes to sales enablement. This is one area where sales and marketing can really work together.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
    [Best] Why Marketers Should Invest in Visual Content Creation
    Explaining what those parts are in a status update would be, frankly, boring, and not the best use of the medium. They've asked customers to upload photos of them enjoying their Dunkin' Donuts on Facebook and Instagram, and are then featuring the best ones on both sites. Not convinced? Gives Your Brand an Identity. Take a look.
  • B2B MEMES  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
    [Best] Should You Edit Guest Posts? 5 Tips for Better Copy
    But you owe it to guest bloggers to show off their work in the best possible light by cleaning up obvious writing goofs. There’s wide agreement in the blogging world about the benefits of guest posts, both for the guest blogger and the blog owner. In a way, I’m asking a trick question. Give fair warning. Choose wisely. Tidy up. Let me know.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Best] How does your team get digital marketing training?
    The hard part of this approach is that the problem I am hired for gets solved, but there typically is no formal approach to transferring the learning to the team, and they hire me again for the next problem, which might not be the best outcome for the client. Photo credit: Wikipedia. The good ones include exercises that cement the learning.
  • CONTENT MARKETING TODAY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
    [Best] 6 Skills You Must Learn Today to Write Kick-Butt Copy for Your Website
    In fact, small business owners often write the best, kick-butt Web copy – their passion and personal touch makes every page a compelling delight. Why You Don’t Need to be an SEO Pro to Crank Out Great Copy. By Heather Lloyd-Martin. Learn these skills and your website results will kick-butt. " Short answer: Heck yes! You bet!
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [Best] 8 Types of Content to Help Engage Prospective Students
    This content can be focused on the top areas of study that your school needs to fill, or the areas for which you''re best known. The best way to show how it is to attend your college (or to take your online courses) is with student stories and testimonials. 'You can''t ignore your prospective students. 1) Career Guides. 3) Campus News.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Best] Innovation in the Nation
    Innovation in the Nation was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link]. 'Author: Phil Fernandez This is my favorite week of the year. No, it’s not my birthday and I am not headed out on vacation. Welcome to the 2014 Marketo Marketing Nation Summit. Welcome to Innovation in the Nation. Phil Fernandez.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [Best] Evolution of the Selfie-Obsessed Generation [Infographic]
    Evolution of the Selfie-Obsessed Generation [Infographic] was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link]. 'Author: Dayna Rothman 2013 was the year of the selfie. The term was added to the Oxford English Dictionary and deemed their “word of the year”! selfiesforlife, #therecanneverbetoomany.
  • ENGAGE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
    [Best] Social Media Friends … with Benefits
    The best time to get started in social media was years ago. The second best time is today. M arketers are courting people on social media and the relationship has evolved past the early days when it was all about making friends. Much to the delight of CFOs everywhere, social media has entered the era of “friends with benefits.&#
  • WRITTENT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014
    [Best] 10 Content Marketing Failures – Do Not Try This at Home
    Some of the world’s best and most-revered content brands buy blog posts. However, it’s not that simple, which is why your organization’s best chances of developing a winning marketing idea depend on your ability to monitor and react to your blog metrics. 78% of CMOs think content is the future of marketing ideas and strategy.
  • HUBSPOT  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2013
    [Best] How to Create a Google+ Event [Quick Tip]
    Be as specific and explicit as possible, and make sure you fill out every form as best you can. Tip: It''s best to include both a start and end time for your event so folks using Google Calendar can add the event to their calendar without any question about the event''s end date. What a time saver! So, what do you say? Great! But wait.
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013
    [Best] The Dirty Secret of Content Marketing
    But, it does mean that you should spend SIGNIFICANT time to come up with the sexiest and best title possible. 'Everyone has a dirty secret, a few skeletons in the closet, a few things you are grateful no one knows about. Everyone. Content marketing is no exception. The Dirty Secret Explained. They''re generally between 15 and 25 pages long.
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
    [Best] 6 Reasons Authorship Matters So Much for Google SEO
    Then, on Thursday, the best-selling SEO author of all-time, Michael Fleischner, said on a LogMyCalls webinar on that authorship is increasing CTR and will be an ever-increasing element of the Google Algorithms. SEO is, fundamentally, changing again. Basically Google wants to tie every piece of content to an author. Why do they care so much?
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014
    [Best] Useful Google Analytics: Goals and Attribution Models
    Instead of getting lost in an endless cascade of analytics, it’s best to determine what you’d like to measure and set appropriate goals. This will allow you to put more effort into the social media sites or landing pages that are getting you the best results. Then you can make changes as needed. All rights reserved.
  • WRITTENT  |  MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
    [Best] 9 Takeaways from SME’s 2013 Social Media Marketing Report
    Takeaway: The  2013 Social Media Marketing Industry Report author, Michael Stelzner, sums it up best: “as more and more businesses become social, those who best engage will stand out.” 'Ever wonder how your fellow marketers are using Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to generate brand awareness? Social Media Is Still Growing.
  • ENGAGE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
    [Best] How Google Reads Your Blog
    But at the very core, the algorithm is just trying to put itself in the shoes of the customer conducting a search and trying its best to think like him or her. S mart businesses know that in order to truly serve their customer, they need to put themselves in their customers shoes and learn to think like them.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
    [Best] 10 Social Media Risks MOST Companies Are Too Afraid to Take
    Just go take a look at Best Buy's @Twelpforce for another stellar spin on the concept. Best Buy's account is managed by over 3,000 Best Buy employees who can feel free to share content and be themselves without constantly worrying they're "doing something wrong.". the era of experimentation. Oooh, I like this era! Loosen up!
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Best] Unveiling New Logo for #Nifty50 Kids
    For complete guidelines and to nominate an innovative man or woman in technology who actively engages their colleagues on Twitter, please complete the nomination form and tell us why you think your nominee ranks among the best of the best. Nifty50 Kids Looking for a 2012 Corporate Sponsor. This year our focus is technology. Nifty50
  • WRITTENT  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Best] 25 Reasons Your Content Marketing Strategy is a Snooze
    'It’s no secret that content marketers don’t always get the best rap. It’s why you need to aim for your “sweet spot,” where you relay the things your company does best, in a way that resonates with your prospects’ priorities. Often, marketers smooth over the truth to present their product in the best light. Clarity. Attitude.
  • VOICE-BASED MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Best] How to Be a Customer Service Unicorn
    For non-critical customer questions—and occasionally complaints—social media is your best bet. 'The only thing that a customer remembers more than a bad customer service experience is an amazing one. Meanwhile, 15% of your customers—and potential prospects—hung up the phone already and possibly called your competitor. Here are some tips.
  • B2B MARKETING ONLINE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
    [Best] Is a degree really valuable?
    It's a subject I'll be doing my best to be helpful about at a local school careers evening tomorrow night. There's an interesting debate going on in Higher Education of course, centring on the value of a degree. The question I always get asked is 'should I do a marketing degree if I want to get into marketing?' What does everyone else think?
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2011
    [Best] Find & Engage Your Target Audience By Marketing Like Batman
    Embed this content marketing infographic on your web site: Find & Engage Your Target Audience By Marketing Like Batman was posted at Modern B2B Marketing - Marketo Best Practices Blog. | [link]. by Maria Pergolino Besides a penchant for wearing capes, what does Batman have in common with B2B Marketers ?
  • THE TOP LINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
    [Best] Digital Marketing: 4 steps to success
    Optimization refers to the ongoing experimentation that digital marketers perform, to identify the best combination of marketing strategies and tactics for achieving their goals. Digital marketing: How B2B marketers can use it to pick the best marketing strategies. Segmentation. Integration. Automation. Optimization. Tweet This!
  • CONTENT MARKETING TODAY  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2009
    [Best] Terrific New Social Media Research Study Means It’s Time for Small Business to Get with the Program
    And, you don’t want to wait until all the best social media territory is taken. If you’ve been dragging your feet on social media, it’s time to take both of those feet and jump right in. Their research, 2009 Business Social Media Benchmarking Study makes it clear that even small business owners need to take social media very seriously indeed.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
    [Best] 5 Signs Your Call-to-Action Needs a Makeover
    So it’s also important that you follow landing page best practices to ensure that your landing page matches the CTA and offer. Free Webinar: Website Redesign Best Practices. A call-to-action (CTA) is an image or text that tells your readers what action they should be taking next on your site. Free whitepapers. Free webinars.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2012
    [Best] Be True to Your Business this Holiday Season
    Your best bet is to just say nothing. Guest post by Megan Totka. Tis the season, right? ve noticed a recent trend when shopping during the Christmas season. People are very un-jolly. After asking around a bit, I realized this unhappiness was actually bottled up confusion. Are workers allowed to wish their customers a “Merry Christmas?”
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011
    [Best] Five ways to stay ahead of the digital arms race
    Cultivate a learning ecosystem  - One of my best friends is a guy named Jeremy Floyd. The other day I was talking to my favorite web developer Holly and encouraged her to begin moving her company toward mobile optimization and complementary apps. Very true.  It’s also inhuman. We yearn for stability … literally homeostasis. For
  • DIGITAL BODY LANGUAGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2009
    [Best] Top-of-Funnel Analysis - Net New Names, Inactive Leads, and Reactivated Interest
    The best way to account for this, is to have a rigorous process of eliminating inactive names from an “Interested” stage at the top of the funnel. Analyzing marketing actions at the top of the funnel has some interesting nuances. In looking at the top of the funnel, it is critical to be able to carve out these “inactive names” from the rest.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA B2B  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
    [Best] 5 Ways to Get More LinkedIn Company Followers
    The best way to draw attention to your LinkedIn company page and increase your followers is to write a blog post about LinkedIn in your industry and include a link to your company page. B2B companies now have the ability to share updates with their followers on LinkedIn. Based on executive remarks, more functions are coming to company pages.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011
    [Best] 4 Considerations to Help Tackle the Changing Nature of Buyer Behavior
    This makes it clear why the best demand generation strategies employ not only well-executed content, but sites that can deliver that content, either in text or mutli-media formats, immediately after a single click. The best practices are those that combine lead generation, scoring and nurturing, and marketing analysis.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
    [Best] Lead Generation: Have You Evolved Past Cold Calling?
    With a new focus on sales and marketing alignment, companies are ensuring the two teams work together to focus on what they do best. The best Sales 2.0 was posted at Modern B2B Marketing - Marketo Best Practices Blog. | [link]. With the new changes in B2B sales, namely Sales 2.0 Thanks to Sales 2.0 Using 2.0 We can help!”)
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011
    [Best] Online Games Teach Kids Valuable Work Skills
    The goal is to develop the best products you can with what you have, through hard work and creativity. They’ll turn to talk with one another frequently, discussing who will do what part, suggesting ideas, debating the best approach, and coordinating the work.  . By Neicole Crepeau, Contibuting {grow} Columunist. There’s more, though.
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
    [Best] How #NonProfits Become the Worlds Greatest Marketers by @SimonMainwaring #WeFirst
    If you’re interested in building the reputation, fundraising and impact of your non-profit brand, the We First Social Branding Blueprint reveals the best practices of the smartest for-profit brands so you can take advantage of them. In 2010, Melinda Gates said something truly profound at TEDxChange. This is important for several reasons. 
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014
    [Best] Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap - Week of January 10, 2014
    Disagreements between sales and marketing, sales and IT, and sales and customer service should be dissolved through alignment and integration of departments so everone can do their job to the best of their ability. 'Happy Friday, Sales Prospecting Perspectives readers! At AG Salesworks, we often hold contests for inside sales reps.
  • DIGITAL VOICES  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
    [Best] This Week in Digital Strategy 3.7.14
    In order to become the best social media marketer you can be check out the following superpowers that every social media marketer needs to possess. It’s been said that in regards to the question of which mobile platform is the best to target for development, the answer is to develop for the mobile web. 'Happy Friday, everyone!
  • SALES LEAD DYNAMICS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013
    [Best] How to Meet Your Ideal Prospect
    Your best referral sources are other professionals who call on your prospects. The best referral relationship is a two-way street. 'You’ve done your homework. You’ve created a profile of your ideal prospect. In fact, you have a list of 50 executives who fit the profile. You know their titles. You know how you can help them.
  • HINGE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013
    [Best] Hinge’s Fab Five: September 2013
    This monthly column will help you keep up with the best marketing articles on the web. The 13 Best Industry Blogs. The Sherpa team asked their blog audience to rank the best marketing blogs out there. 'Top Professional Services Marketing Content from September 2013. Enjoy! Locations for Your Calls to Action. By Mark Di Somma.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011
    [Best] Secrets of Lead Generation Superstars
    Instead, he says, you should experiment extensively with lead generation techniques to learn what works best for your company. Secrets of Lead Generation Superstars was posted at Modern B2B Marketing - Marketo Best Practices Blog. | [link]. Do the lead generation superstars have a special gift, or a bag of tricks the rest of us don’t?
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011
    [Best] Does Your Drip Marketing Leak Leads?
    The best practices use message mapping to align lead nurturing goals and content before the actual work begins. was posted at Modern B2B Marketing - Marketo Best Practices Blog. | [link]. by Maria Pergolino Does your drip marketing leak?  More info means more response. Actually not true. It’s all about the email.
  • VIDYARD  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Best] Distribution Checklist: Where to Share Your Videos for Maximum Reach
    For some best practices for video in email, and some cool examples, check out this post on why video and email is the perfect marketing combo. When distributing your videos, social channels are your best friend. First off – don’t stress, we’ve all done it. Get Your Video The Attention It Deserves. YouTube. Email campaigns.
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
    [Best] The Dark Future of Native Advertising
    There is still a short-term opportunity for native publishing, but long-term the best marketers will work to build their own audience. 'Native advertising, and specifically native publishing programs, will struggle in the future. It comes down to a marketplace issue that, over time, will be a thorn in the side of native publishing. Or is it?
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012
    [Best] A Marketer's Guide to Picking the Perfect Analytics Tool
    To figure out what type of analytics you need , it's best to go back to the start and think about what makes your company unique, then find an analytics tool that matches those needs. If not, it's best to prioritize something that is easy to use. Stop me if this sounds familiar. You log in to your analytics program and poke around.
  • THE ROI GUY  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013
    [Best] How to Unseat an Incumbent?
    'I was recently asked by one of our technology services customers how best to help their sales teams unseat an incumbent solution provider, and if it could be done proactively and provocatively. If you are the challenger, in almost half the cases where a change occurred it was the business case that made the difference.
  • TOM PISELLO  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Best] Is there an ROI from Social Media? Latest Research Indicates Yes and No.
    Our research shows that ROI results are mixed at this time, with some companies, industries and best practice leaders reaping a payback on social media marketing investments, while others struggle with low engagement levels, high costs, and poor returns. As social media marketing efforts increase, so does the investment required.
  • MANHATTAN MARKETING MAVEN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
    [Best] 4 Social Media Mining Metrics
    Over time, norms and best practices will emerge. But for the moment, these four pathways provide the best approaches to understand and utilize what customers are saying about us and our brands. Social media potentially offers clues about customer mindsets, sensibilitities and brand affinity and awareness. and Addictomatic. INTENSITY.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013
    [Best] Case study: Fox Sports connects social media to advertiser revenue
    Related Stories 5 social media tools to kickstart your business 5 Essential tools to attract a relevant audience to your blog 8 Indispensible Tools to Improve Your Social Media Efficiency How to do Social Media Management on the cheap The Best Digital Campaigns of 2012. By Ian Cleary, Contributing {grow} Columnist.
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
    [Best] Three Views On The Future Of The CMO
    The CMO’s role is to open the door to collaboration and work together with your sales counterpart to determine the next best moves to optimize revenue growth. Experimentation Is The New Best Practice 6. Technology Transcendence For kids today, technology is omnipresent. It’s just there, in everything they do. Sign up.
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011
    [Best] Lead Nurturing Is Not A Marketing Option, It’s A Sales Necessity
    Most of the lead nurturing best practices guides and articles that I’ve read are from a marketing perspective. Plenty has been written about the importance of lead nurturing in B2B and industrial marketing. If you need a quick primer, read my earlier post, “ B2B Lead Generation without Lead Nurturing is Doomed to Fail. ”.
  • VIEWPOINT  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Best] Improve Sales Lead Generation via Marketing Analytics Part 1: Four Steps
    Following are the processes or lever types that make up best-practice marketing analytics reviews. When it comes to improving sales lead generation results, using marketing technology without analytics expertise and business acumen results in a numbers glut devoid of action items. Data tracking, aggregation and measurement.
  • NUSPARK  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011
    [Best] The 3 P’s of B2B Lead Generation: People, Process, Platforms
    Related Posts: Sales Best Practices include Marketing-Sales Alignment Integrating RSS Feeds, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, a Primer for Managing your Social Media Time Efficiently An Email to Bob in Sales: Thanks for aligning with us in Marketing. I am also active on Google Plus. How boring.  A closer look: People. Process.
  • NUSPARK  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011
    [Best] The 3 P’s of B2B Lead Generation: People, Process, Platforms
    Related Posts: Sales Best Practices include Marketing-Sales Alignment Integrating RSS Feeds, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, a Primer for Managing your Social Media Time Efficiently An Email to Bob in Sales: Thanks for aligning with us in Marketing. I am also active on Google Plus. How boring.  A closer look: People. Process.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [Best] 10 Free Tools Every Business Blogger Should Bookmark
    You won't be able to track things like inbound links, keyword performance over time, and how your rankings compare to competitors, but you will be able to identify which keywords are best to target in your content creation! helping you identify the best, most compelling words for your blog post title! Got a computer? Woo hoo! Oh look!
  • LEADER NETWORKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2010
    [Best] Three Keys To The Secret Garden: Credibility, Selectivity and Balance
    Often the best practice issued for B2C social media is dialectically opposite B2B best practice. That is why they are often best created by a notable company or authoritative association. Credibility, Selectivity and Balance - these are very important parts of gated online communities. Tweet about top discussions!
  • MARKETING INTERACTIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
    [Best] Using Content for Inbound Marketing: Mine or Yours?
    Assess your ability to grow the traffic and exposure you need to your own site and choose to take advantage of the type of syndication that serves you best.   Tom's post, Content Aggregation: The Future of (B2B and Consumer) Media? discusses how enterprises, publishers and PR firms can benefit from aggregation and curation. 
  • REPUTATION TO REVENUE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
    [Best] Why is customer-centric marketing still more talk than action?
    These are your best customers, folks! Michael Shrage’s recent Harvard Business Review post, Great Customers Inspire Great Innovations , got me thinking: Why, amid so much evidence of the power of customer-centric business, are so many companies still mired in inside-out operations? Why do we hear so much talk but see so little action?
  • REPUTATION TO REVENUE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010
    [Best] The continuing rise of Account-Based Marketing: Four keys to success
    Client Collaboration: The best ABM programs are not only transparent to the client (i.e., Over the last 10 years, more and more B2B firms have invested in account-based marketing: treating individual accounts as "markets" and devising focused campaigns just for them. One would certainly hope so!) Don't skip this step! Is ABM here to stay?
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
    [Best] 3 Reasons Why Black Hat Tactics are like Drugs – Just Say No
    If you find yourself being coerced with the following propositions, we’ve armed you with best practice information to remain above the influence. The truth is, the best links are those that are produced organically, period. color and underline) to make the link look like body text. Marketing Takeaway. Photo Credit: [link].
  • INBOUND SALES NETWORK  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011
    [Best] Does Groupon Work for Your Business?
    Once you’ve spent the money to get new customers in the door, your highest priority should be to deliver the best possible services to ensure that they return. The attraction of huge numbers of customers from collective buying sites, such as Groupon , can be hard to resist for most small businesses. That’s like $15 free!”
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