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Sell Me This Pen. Some Advice for Technology Marketers

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Blog Featured GeneralTechnology Marketers Need to Know How To Sell. Today, more than ever, technology marketers need to know how to sell. In fact, if a marketer doesn’t have experience selling it’s a key weakness…well actually an opportunity! The disconnect between sales and marketing is one of the reasons why tech marketers need to develop their sales skills.

Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for July 2016

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This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! B2B Charts Blog Charts General Content Marketing IIoT IoT Marketing StrategyTwo charts will be featured each week with some insights and thoughts from the author. Week of July 4th. We love this chart about charts! Sources.

Head Scratcher and Belly Buster Post: April 2016

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Blog General Branding Donald Trump IoTAbout These Posts. UPDATED: April 15/16. Look for [NEW]. Here the Mi6 Team will post thoughts, quandaries and stuff that makes us scratch our heads, smile and laugh. They’ll be focused around stuff we’re interested in and that keeps us working of course in the areas of tech, B2B, sales and marketing. NEW] Is Twitter's Data Trustworthy?

Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for April 2016

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This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! B2B Charts Blog Charts General Mobile TrendsTwo charts will be featured each week with some insights and thoughts from the author. Week of April 4th. What are Marketers Top Priorities in 2016? Time will tell! Sources. 14 Apr.

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.

Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for February 2016

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This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! ” EduPristine Blog on CFA, Financial Modelling, Digital Marketing, Business Analytics and Big Data. Two charts will be featured each week with some insights and thoughts from the author. You can join our forum here.

Mi6 Roundup: LinkedIn’s Disconnect, Budgets, IoT and Innovation

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Blog Featured Round Ups ibm IIoT innovation IoT LinkedInThis Mi6 Round Up asks if there is a disconnect with LinkedIn management and their members and answers the question “how much should I spend on marketing and sales”. We suggest that IoT will be adopted by enterprises but warn that security needs to be at the core of all IoT products and services. What’s LinkedIn’s vision you ask?

Head Scratcher and Belly Buster Post: June 2016

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Blog General Branding Donald Trump IoTAbout These Posts. UPDATED: . Here the Mi6 Team will post thoughts, quandaries and stuff that makes us scratch our heads, smile and laugh. They’ll be focused around stuff we’re interested in and that keeps us working of course in the areas of tech, B2B, sales and marketing. Steve Ballmer Laughts at the iPhone When First Launched. seriously!

Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for March 2016

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This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! B2B Charts Blog Charts General Content Marketing IIoT Industrial Internet of Things Internet of Things IoTTwo charts will be featured each week with some insights and thoughts from the author. Week of February 29th. Sources.

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.

Head Scratcher and Belly Buster Post: Week of April 4, 2016

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Blog General Branding Donald Trump IoTAbout These Posts. Here the Mi6 Team will post thoughts, quandaries and stuff that makes us scratch our heads, smile and laugh. They’ll be focused around stuff we’re interested in and that keeps us working of course in the areas of tech, B2B, sales and marketing. We’ll keep things light, airy, entertaining and maybe a bit provocative! Do IoT Product Makers Really Care About the Safety of Our Homes? Why is it that no home based Internet of Things products I’ve seen at Best Buy say anything about security? Nothing on their packaging!

Introducing Twitter Polls

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Blog Mi6 Briefings TwitterOn October 21st, Todd Sherman, a product manager at Twitter, announced the roll out of Twitter polls which is another signal that Twitter is back on track when it comes to product innovation. Here’s what you need to know about Twitter polls. Coming soon! We're rolling out the ability for everyone to create polls on Twitter: https://t.co/pH5a8q9Ujz

Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for May 2016

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This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! B2B Charts Blog Charts General Mobile TrendsTwo charts will be featured each week with some insights and thoughts from the author. Week of May 2nd. How Well Are Marketers Measuring ROI? Also, one needs to define ROI. Sources.

Mi6 Roundup: Influencer Marketing, Canada Doesn’t Get Innovation and Issues Facing CMOs

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Blog Featured Round Ups CISO CMO ibm Influencer Marketing innovationThis Mi6 Round Up covers influencer marketing, whether Canadian governments get innovation and startups (nope) and key challenges facing Chief Marketing and Chief Information Security Officers. What’s the key to getting Canada on track when it comes to innovation, creating, growing and keeping companies in Canada? The goal?

Mi6 Roundup: Influencer Marketing, Canada Doesn’t Get Innovation and Issues Facing CMOs

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Blog Featured Round Ups CISO CMO ibm Influencer Marketing innovationThis Mi6 Round Up covers influencer marketing, whether Canadian governments get innovation and startups (nope) and key challenges facing Chief Marketing and Chief Information Security Officers. What’s the key to getting Canada on track when it comes to innovation, creating, growing and keeping companies in Canada? The goal?

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.

Mi6 Agency’s Top Charts for September 2016

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This blog series is updated every week with charts that focus on: B2B sales and marketing, industrial technologies (no consumer stuff) and areas that we play in! Somewhere between a blog and customized, predictive delivery are where B2B Marketers can place themselves on this scale of digital marketing sophistication. Week of September 5th. Structuring for Digital Marketing Evolution.

Mi6 Roundup: How Marketers Buy, Canadian Startups and Innovation

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Blog Featured Round UpsThis Mi6 Round Up includes a glimpse into how marketers buy technology; Buffer’s challenges with declining web traffic from social media channels and the challenges (and opportunities) facing startup ecosystems in Canada. Finally, find out the role “simplicity” plays in branding and innovation. There are two primary reasons why they are hunting for solutions.

Mi6 Round Up: Social Selling, Startups, Tech Innovation & the Chief Digital Officer

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Blog Round UpsThis Mi6 Round Up includes tips on social selling, Vancouver’s Startup Ecosystem getting downgraded, the importance of technology innovation for countries and a look into the evolving role of two c-suite roles. Sales and Marketing. This Guy Gets Social Selling. Is Twitter now the number one choice, over LinkedIn, for sales and marketing professionals? Technology. Suite.

Career Advice From Three Canadian CIOs

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Blog CIOs Video The DNA of the CIO. At Mi6 Agency, we’re focused on learning as much as we can about the key leadership roles in organizations. We apply these learnings to the programs we develop and execute with and for our clients. We also like to share what we’ve learned with you. have the courage to step outside of your comfort zone and accept challenges in order to innovate.

Should My CEO be on Social Media?

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The reality is however, that many of their peers are now tweeting, blogging and putting themselves “out there”. 29:33 Learn more about Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross:   Corporate Bio | Blog | LinkedIn | Twitter. Blog Featured CEO LinkedIn Social Media Social Networks TwitterIn the early days of social media (circa 2010 ish) it made sense for CEOs to be cautious and prudent. Sources.

Head Scratcher and Belly Buster Post: Jul 2016

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Blog General Brexit GE IoTAbout These Posts. UPDATED: Jul 9/16. Here the Mi6 Team will post thoughts, quandaries and stuff that makes us scratch our heads, smile and laugh. They’ll be focused around stuff we’re interested in and that keeps us working of course in the areas of tech, B2B, sales and marketing. GE's Datalandia Invasion of the Cattle Snatchers. Brexit. Best of three?

Head Scratcher and Belly Buster Post: Jul and Aug 2016

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Blog General Brexit GE IIoT IoTAbout These Posts. UPDATED: Aug 22/16. Here the Mi6 Team will post thoughts, quandaries and stuff that makes us scratch our heads, smile and laugh. They’ll be focused around stuff we’re interested in and that keeps us working of course in the areas of tech, B2B, sales and marketing. Is Donald Trump Really, Really Rich and Successful? Brexit.

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Win Tickets

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Blog Featured Draws EventsEnter Our Draw for Free Tickets to The Art of Marketing Conference. Riding the heels of a sold out tour in 2010 this years event includes a stop in Toronto on Monday March 7th, 2011. Five Fabulous Speakers. This year’s line up of speakers include Guy Kawasaki , Jeffrey Hayzlett , Gary Vaynerchuk , Dr. Sheena Iyengar and Avinash Kaushik. What We’re Offering. Tweet.

Twitter for B2B Marketing

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think a B2B marketing plan shouldn’t include twitter w/o inbound strategy, magnetic website, blog and content to link to. Def great for increased readers for blog posts or new product features and upcoming events. Blog Featured business development how to recommendations tools twitterAdvice from Marketing Peers. Every Thursday night Jeremy Victor and a group of B2B marketers hold a B2B Twitter Chat session. These sessions are a tremendous source of ideas, insights and data. Mining For Gold in the Chatstream. Learn more here ). For some that’s good enough. Tweet.

Linkedin for B2B Marketing

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The event app, WordPress blog app, & Slideshare are most useful for clients on LinkedIn. Annoying when ppl post their blog post as a “discussion&#. Blog Featured Business Development Lead Generation Linkedin Social Media Social Prospecting TwitterAdvice from Marketing Peers. Every Thursday night Jeremy Victor and a group of B2B marketers hold a B2B Twitter Chat session. These sessions are a tremendous source of ideas, insights and data. Mining For Gold in the Chatstream. Learn more here ). Therefore, opportunities like these #B2Bchat sessions are valuable. sorry.

The Emerging Role of the CMO

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Blog Featured Industry News: B2B Marketing B2B Business Development Buying Process Content Marketing Online Marketing Social Media TrendsThe B2C and B2B Buyer Controls the Sales Process. If you haven’t read IBM’s CMO Study it’s a core piece of research marketers should have sitting on their desks and on their screens. Key Points from the Video. This applies to B2B and B2C.

Social CRM for Small Business

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Blog Featured Marketing Integration Series Business Development Lead Generation Social CRM Social Media Social ProspectingAn Interview with Jon Ferrara, Nimble Founder. In this episode of the B2BSpecialist podcast I interview Jon Ferrara, founder and CEO of Nimble. wanted to learn more about Jon, why he founded Nimble and his vision for the product. But, Nimble is much more. love it!

Mi6 Round Up: LinkedIn advertising, IBM’s Watson and Startup Enterprises

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Blog Featured General Round UpsThis Mi6 Round Up includes tips on advertising on LinkedIn, IBM’s Watson and the weather, a glimpse into Salesforce’s enterprise SaaS investment strategy and enterprises thinking and acting as startups. . Sales and Marketing LinkedIn Sponsored Updates the Way to Go? Or they could be! The sponsored update below was targeted to me. It’s clearly off target.

Mi6 Quick Tip #5

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Blog Featured Mi6 Quick TipsBringing social and email messaging together. Trying to keep up with the all the messages you are getting from key contacts? Tracking emails is hard enough but what if they use Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook? How can you ensure you don’t miss that important message from them? Fortunately there are some tools that help you address this issue. Picture too blurry?

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Mi6 Chart Topper

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#10: 2011/2012 Prediction for Tablet Sales in US (Source: @eMarketer) [ Link to chart ].

Mi6 Quick Tip #2

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Ask them to “post an update” on their Linkedin profiles promoting a new blog post, a special offer or an interesting piece of news. Yakidoo [ Website Blog ], an Mi6 client, helps companies cut costs through process automation, document digitization and content management. They share insights and knowledge on these topics on their blog. Using Linkedin To Generate Web Traffic.

What is Marketing?

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Blog Featured Marketing Integration SeriesWho Needs Marketing? It boggles my mind that marketing is seen “nice to have&# or “other duty as required&# in some small to medium sized companies. It confuses me that organizations see marketing as separate and distinct from sales. cringe when I hear the term “marketing fluff&#. Great marketing and sales work together in order to establish a positive perception about your company and its product, creates demand and generates revenue. It’s that simple. The Marketing Mix. Not to be confused with the value it delivers.

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Head Scratcher and Belly Buster Post: Sep 2016

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Blog Head Scratcher and Belly Busters Advertising Facebook LinkedIn TwitterAbout This Post. Here the Mi6 Team will post thoughts, quandaries and stuff that makes us scratch our heads, smile and laugh. They’ll be focused around stuff we’re interested in and that keeps us working of course in the areas of tech, B2B, sales and marketing. It’s Time to Reinvent Advertising. Or Else.

Building Your B2B Brand

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Blog Featured Marketing Integration Series BrandingWhat Is A Brand? Don’t be led to think that branding and advertising are the same thing. Branding isn’t about what you say it’s about what people think and feel about you, your people, your product and your company. Let’s take a look at examples from each extreme. Pets.com. During the.com/.bomb Nothing! Red Bull.

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Mi6 Quick Tip #1

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Create a blog post about the event, what was covered. If you have a specific call to action add it to your blog post. Blog Featured Mi6 Quick Tips Quick Posts Blogs Event Marketing Flickr Online Marketing PhotographyUsing Flickr to Tell a Story About Your Events. Remember the phrase: “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”? Wikipedia definition ]. Do you take photos at your events? Pictures help people visualize what the event was like and if they attended what the experience was like. Flickr is a good tool to use to organize your photos. To Consider. Related Posts.

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Inbound vs. Outbound: What’s Better?

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The Mi6 Chart of the Day is a new blog series where we feature a chart each weekday that we think is relevant and of interest to our readers. Blogs fall under social media, but I like the fact they’ve separated it in this chart. Blog Chart of the Day Featured Blogs Charts Content Marketing Direct Mail Event Marketing Lead Generation Social Media Marketing

Groundswell Blook Report, Chapter Three: The Social Technographics Profile

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If more people in your market are joiners then the national average then focus on them… don’t create a community where joiners can blog and upload content…because the won’t. 3) The Groundswell is about human psychology & sociology. Author: Chris Herbert. Audience: Senior Executives, Marketing and Sales Professionals, Social Scien. Chapter 3. tags: social media ).

B2B Company Websites

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Video, an easy to read blog with frequent posts, and a scrolling twitter feed of relevance to the visitor. Linking a blog and consistently blogging is one of the fastest ways to spruce up a b2b website. Blog Featured Marketing Strategy Online Marketing Social Media Web DesignAdvice from Marketing Peers. Every Thursday night Jeremy Victor and a group of B2B marketers hold a B2B Twitter Chat session. These sessions are a tremendous source of ideas, insights and data. Mining For Gold in the Chatstream. Learn more here ). For some that’s good enough. Ditto that.

Mi6 Quick Tip #7

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Next, lets check their blogs and twitter feed to see if they are dormant or active. Heck ya they are blogging! In fact there are five with one being a behind the scenes blog called “Sunnyview&#. Why should you care that they are blogging? You need to organize feeds from Twitter and blogs based on context. Subscribe to my blog (box on the right hand side).