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Survey Shows B2B Marketers Will Prioritize Email Marketing, SEO, Social Media in 2013

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This is the first ever guest post on this blog in its seven year existence so you know the content is going to be good. This is a guest post from CRM Analyst Ashley Verrill. Much of this verifies what I've been saying for years but it's always good to see this data for yourself for a sanity check. For example, before you go upload that list of emails that you just bought, read the data below

5 Corporate B2B Blogs That You Should Copy

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The importance of blogs in your B2B marketing mix can't be overlooked. Blogs are too important in keeping customers and future customers informed about your industry, your products and your company, driving people to your website, and generating leads. recent study by Hubspot found that those companies that use blogs generate 67% more leads than those that don't. Tags: lead generation social media blogging However, anyone that can open a.

The Modern Marketer's Field Guide: Have You Read it? You Should

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Advocate Marketing B2B blogging content marketing lead generation lead management lead nurturing lead scoring marketing automation marketing metrics social media When it comes to B2B marketing, there are not a lot of great books out there. For the most part, the books that do exist focus on the novice marketer or focus on high level approaches. Matt Heinz has brought us probably the most practical book out there for the more advanced B2B marketer - the modern marketer. The Modern Marketer''s Field Guide is a must read for any marketer that is looking to.

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Rethink Your Approach to Customer Testimonials: Mobilize Your Advocates

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This was a post I originally created for Kapost''s Content Marketeer Blog. “I’m too busy.” “I’m travelling." “It’s end of quarter.” “I never got your email.” How many excuses like these have you seen when you’re asking your customers for a testimonial? How many letters, emails, calls, texts, tweets etc… do you normally have to send before you hear back from your customers? It’s been proven that

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

marketing topics on the Webbiquity blog. ranging from single-person businesses to $1 billion+ corporations. A few recent success stories:  Doubled a large office products company's online footprint, launched a successful blog, increased organic search traffic to its main corporate site by 74% over a two- year period, and grew Web-generated leads by 79% in a challenging economic environment.

Email Autoresponders 2.0 in B2B Marketing

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You can promote corporate blog posts, upcoming events, press releases and the newest white papers/case studies in an RSS feed(s) that you can add to your email either underneath the main "Thanks for registering text" or as a side column. By autoresponder email, I mean the confirmation email that a registrant immediately receives when they fill out a form on a website. Email Autoresponder 1.0

HP Gets it Right With Their "Change Artists" Lead Generation Campaign

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Arguably the whole concept of comments on a blog make blogs authentic and entertaining. On many blogs, a web visitor may find a post with some rich interaction between the original author and some commenters. How can businesses capture the excitement of blogs? I was really inspired when I saw a new campaign by HP called " Stories of the Real World: CEOs, CIOs, and change ".

Tips to Improve How You Segment Your Database

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Between taking a nice vacation, recovering from the vacation and then work travel, the ‘old blog was collecting some dust. Hi everyone. During my travels and discussions with customers, one of the items that keeps coming up is the need for clean, complete and accurate data. Let’s face it, there is no magic wand that will instantly get you the data that you need for your segmentation goals.

How To Build a Lead Nurturing Culture Part I

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How about new parents? I’m still getting the hang of holding my 2 month old son while I check my emails or read a book. I’m getting much better at this juggling act and on some of those nights when he stays up I’ ve been able to generate some blog post ideas – I just didn ’t have the two hands needed to type until now. :) So here we are. Are any of you out there new fathers? Chad H.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

marketing topics on the Webbiquity blog. ranging from single-person businesses to $1 billion+ corporations. A few recent success stories:  Doubled a large office products company's online footprint, launched a successful blog, increased organic search traffic to its main corporate site by 74% over a two- year period, and grew Web-generated leads by 79% in a challenging economic environment.

So You Think You Know Marketing Automation

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If you've recently rolled out marketing automation or are considering it, have a look at this two part series that was orginally published on the "It's All About Revenue" blog: So You Think You Know Marketing Automation Part I Have you recently rolled out a marketing automation platform like Eloqua, have you been using one for awhile, or are you considering one in the near future? Welcome to. marketing automation

10 Tips for Using Twitter And Email Marketing for B2B

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I was told that every blog needs a "top 10 post" and I thought today would be a good day to write one on a topic that is growing in popularity. You can find many other blog posts out there on that subject. That topic is Twitter and how best to use this tool for your B2B marketing efforts. thought I would take a stab at providing tips on blending a tried and true tool like email with Twitter. Let me know what you think and if you have additional tips (let's see if Darren Rowse from Twitip is listening) 10 Tips for Using Twitter And Email Marketing for B2B 1. For example #myevent.

Is your Company Being Blogged About?

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liked this site because it graphically represented the trends on a timeline and allows you to drill into them to see the actual blog posts. B2B B2C social media blogging Web 2.0.Last week I mentioned how you can track your company's brand on twitter. Incidentally I did predict Obama winning the election and also the Dolphins beating the Seahawks today so I'm on a roll! Chad H.

Customer Service at its Best: Wind Mobile

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For someone who lives and breaths customer service as part of my profession I am very critical with companies I deal with as I have a high expectation on the type of service I should receive. I’ve finally found a company that does a fantastic job at servicing its customers across many channels and you know I have to blog about it. Enter Wind Mobile into the picture. It’s 2010 Wind Mobile!

Wake up and Send More Email

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Review your website and other sources such as blogs and previous campaigns and look at ways that content can be repurposed (I talk more about this here: The Recession is Here - Time to Become an Eco-Marketer ). If you have a blog, Twitter account and/or YouTube channel, consider blending the best content from these different sources into an email that can be shared by your email subscribers.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

marketing topics on the Webbiquity blog. ranging from single-person businesses to $1 billion+ corporations. A few recent success stories:  Doubled a large office products company's online footprint, launched a successful blog, increased organic search traffic to its main corporate site by 74% over a two- year period, and grew Web-generated leads by 79% in a challenging economic environment.

Feed Icons Library Part II for Blogs

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I wanted to do a follow up post from my original Feed Icon Library post as there are so many new icons out there that you can add to your blog! Be Original with Your Blog Why use a different feed subscribe icon? Blogging is all about being different so enjoy these icons below and make your blog stand out. Tags: Feed Icons blog design Chad H.

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Microsites, Blogging and Business Blogshit

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This includes the use of blogs as well as other web 2.0 Business Blogshit Revealed Blogs have a lot of potential but already we are seeing it being abused with fake blogs such as Wal-Mart's Wal-Marting Across America which was written by an "old couple" that were paid to spew happy praises about Walmart. that we keep things real - the way that blogging was meant to be.

5 Mistakes B2B Marketers Need to Avoid in 2010

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highly recommend that you subscribe to resources such as the Marketing Insights blog , MarketingSherpa , MarketingExperiments , SiriusDecisions , ClickZ , and MarketingProfs to name just a few of the great resources that I use on a daily basis. 2009 has been a long year but as I reflect back on my many conversations, I've created a top 5 list of items to avoid in 2010: 1.

B2B Marketing Trends From Eloqua Experience 09 Via Twitter

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While I could write a number of blog posts on my own findings from this event, I decided to let Twitter write the post for me. Earlier this month I left my newborn and poor wife at home for an unforgettable week at Eloqua Experience in San Francisco. This sold out event brought together some of smartest marketers from all over the world. Because it’s real. It’s in the moment. Silos must go.

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Anything about marketing - top 10 marketing blogs

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Seth's Blog 3. Search Engine Watch Blog 6. This is my personal Blog about my adventures trying to make a living online 7. PS - Remmeber to use Technorati to search for blogs and/or items of interest. Tags: blogging anything goes marketing Since it is labour day, I thought I would raise a glass to those top marketing bloggers as defined by technorati. This is.

Blog content tip - Don't let your content go to waste

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You may be saying to yourself, what should I blog about today? You would be surprised (perhaps shocked) at all of the great content that you already have on your blog that you can reuse. Here are some tips on recycling your blog content: Come up with a topic and then search your blog and see what posts already exist. Here's a good one - look at your blog comments.

The Recession is Here - Time to Become an Eco-Marketer

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During my research, I stumbled upon a great article by the Canadian Marketing Blog called " 2009 B-to-B Demand Creation Trends " eh (Canadian joke). You should even consider creating a blog and reposting your newsletter articles on it. For example, you can mention on your twitter profile that you've just released a new blog post or newsletter. Reuse your live presentations.

Well Blog My Ass - Blogging is growing like crazy!

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million blogs out there and that 75,000 blogs are created each day. Technorati tags: technorati , blog , ass , blogging , blogging assTechnorati has recently reported that there are 35.3 Holy crap Batman. To all you bloggers out there, this ones for you! Chad H.

Latest B2B Marketing Trends From SiriusDecisions Summit 09

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If you’re looking for an eloquently written post on how B2B marketing has changed and recommendations on what you should do, you’ve come to the wrong page. What I have done is reviewed the tweets from the latest SiriusDecisions Summit 2009 and captured points that I thought were interesting and categorized them. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to go (not without trying!) Chad H.

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Sharing Space: Marketing and Sales

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Heather Foeh over at the Marketing Insights blog has delved further into some tactics that marketers can employ which I would recommend having a look at. This can be in the form of a newsletter, webcast, blog or podcast. personally wouldn’t have it any other way. You may have the following reactions: I don’t think this is a big deal. Why should sales get their own parking spaces?

Social Media Success Stories

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Twitter: Maximize Your Travel In the past, I had blogged about why I use Twitter so it’s exciting for me to provide a success story for Twitter. Blogger: Blogging is the Differentiator Some people may have written off blogging and I admit that I have a love/hate relationship with it but in 2009 I’m definitely seeing it as even more important social media tool. Beautiful day!

Looking for some helpful business blogs?

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It's the end of the month so here is my monthly blog roll or blogtipping as Easton calls it. These blogs will: Help you improve your search ranking Improve your blog copy (content) Provide eternal life. Ok - no one has written a blog about that yet (at least that I know of). Business Blog Consulting - This contains auuthors from some of the biggest and best out there.

How are business blogs making out?

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Working for a marketing software company that focuses on B2B, I find myself more and more talking about blogs. It's not surprising though that adoption for blogs is slow for businesses as indicated in a recent eMarketer article. Just like I've found, it takes a strong commitment to keep writing interesting and informative blog posts. The people who blog have to want to do it.

Twitter and Customer Service - Potential PR Nightmare

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PLEASE add your own experiences by commenting on this blog. If you notice, it's recommended that all customer blog posts be followed up on. Valeria Maltoni wrote a blog post on her experiences with Skype. hope that you have found this discussion helpful and I highly encourage you to share your thoughts and experiences by commenting on this blog post. Who should respond?

How to Prevent List Attrition yet Drive Event Attendance

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This week's blog post was inspired by an idea by Yaro Starak over at Entrepreneurs-journey.com who suggested to look for blog ideas by scanning Facebook groups. Unfortunately, the question on Linked in was closed so I couldn't post my answer but that's why I have my blog. hope you have found this useful and maybe inspired you on how to generate posts on your blog as well.

New blog design for Anything Goes Marketing - what do you think?

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Ok, it's been a few days since I launched my new blog design. Tags: anything goes marketing blog design What do you think? Do you like this better then my old design? I'm getting used to Blogger Beta but I still can't adjust the template myself - grrrr. Chad H.

Writing for the Reader: Preview Pane and Blog Feeds

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When you're designing a website, blog or email template do you ever think about how your users will actually see it? When I wrote a post on How to convert blog traffic into loyal readers I mentioned that it's important to make it easy for your readers to subscribe to your blog. Applying this to blogs, remember that people will be reading your blog in multiple ways.

To blog or not to blog, this is the question for execs

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Yet, a recent article on emarketer claims " Executives at top companies are slow to come to grips with recognizing [blogs'] importance in building a dialogue with customers and other stakeholders." Lets go people - get with it. I see blogs every day driving increased web traffic to companies' main websites. Get blogging! Is that a bad thing? You really don't have much to lose.

Latest Trends in Email Marketing: RSS and Calendar Reminders

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You may recall I blogged about a concept called the Blogletter (combo of email newsletter and blog posts). don't hold anything against the blog readers out there who unsubscribed from my feed en mass after that post (OK, well a few of you I do). For those of you who have feeds already (which include blogs) this would mean that you don't have to update content in multiple areas.

Lead Nurturing - How to track ROI?

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I'm not going to reinvent the wheel here so check out Brian Carroll's blog post for a more in depth explanation. The concept of lead nurturing is something that is complex for some but very straightforward for others. To keep it simple, I look at it as a way of keeping your company top of mind to your potential customers or existing customers who are qualified but not yet ready to buy.

The Right Way to Generate More Leads on Your Site

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PS: I just changed my blog updates sign up form text - we'll see if it improves conversions. It's been a very busy month with lots of travel thrown in. From that conference, combined with a very good study on email tactics in retail I've been inspired to write a post on this topic. What's in it for me? For example: "Send me Product Alerts". Don't assume anything. You need to spell it out.

Email and Video: Tactics you can use Today

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This can be used in an email, blog, main website etc. Tags: video email marketing business blog youtube I may be getting older but I had a crazy flashback yesterday. went to the movies to see August Rush (I give it 1 thumbs up) and of course I was forced to sit through about 20 commercials that mostly focused on gifts I must buy before the move started. Looks difficult? percent.

Blogging Simplified

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From a great blog that I read Business Blogwire , I found this new blog that I just added to my blog roll called Simplenomics: Blogging Simplified I like the author's attitude and he wrote this great post on how to make money blogging. Technorati tags: Blogging simplified , making moneyChad H.

How to Start a Business Blog or Corporate Blog

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If you do a search for " How to start a blog " you will get a ton of results - from a 3 year old that started their first blog about losing their teeth to a 98 year old that started a blog about losing their dentures. This post isn't for starting just any blog. It provides authoritative tips for those that want to start a business blog (corporate blog). Tips to help start your business blog (corporate blog): Starting a Business Blog - BBB Quick Guides Starting a Corporate Blog? Tags: business blog blogging