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If it is too good to be true, it is! Sales Managers protect yourself…

Your Sales Management Guru

He is more than a guest blogger, John has worked for Acumen Management Group for many years and is re-joining our organization after a long permanent engagement with a former client. If it is too good to be true, it is! KEN: Today I want to introduce John Moroney to you! He provides great insights into the challenges all sales organizations face. Do you remember early on in your career getting really excited when you got a call that went something like this, “Hey John, we are on a fast track to select a vendor this week for our mega project and we hear your company is really good.

Are you a Sales Manager or a Sales Leader?

Your Sales Management Guru

Today, I have a guest blogger, Mark Hunter. Are You a Sales Manager or a Sales Leader? By Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter”. His new book is on my recommended list for all of you., Ken Thoreson, www.AcumenManagement.com. Take a moment and answer this question: “If you are a sales manager – or when you think about the person who manages you – which description rings accurate: Sales Manager or Sales Leader ?”. Far too many sales managers are doing just that – managing rather than leading.  If you’re wondering what the difference is, let me sum it up very simply. Leadership Management

Building a Sales Team that Manages Itself

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You can enjoy even more posts from other exceptional bloggers at their website.  It’s the dream of every person who hires salespeople: “We’ll hire the best people and let them go sell so that we can focus on running the business. Building a Sales Team That Manages Itself.  . Turn your company’s benchwarmers into sales scorers with these tips. This article has been selected for DeFinis Communications’ “Sales Coaching: Top Tips for Increased Productivity” Blog Carnival. Failing to set clear expectations will create frustration for everyone.

The state of earned media blogger outreach

Biznology

I’ve been doing earned media blogger outreach as a profession since 2006 and a lot has changed. To be frank, there are a lot of bloggers with their hands out looking for pay to play these days that it can feel a little daunting. Blogger outreach isn’t remotely sales or marketing, either, because the entire analog of blogger outreach is the PR pitch not the cold call.

The bloggers are the victims of bad blogger outreach

Biznology

I just wrote an article , Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it? wherein I suggested that some bloggers are kinda jerks because they lead any blogger outreach with “here’s my advertising packet.” Bloggers, in fact, are the victims and we digital and PR agencies are the perps. If you’re in your mid- to late-30s — or even 40s, gah!

Trying GroupHigh for Blogger Outreach Campaigns

Biznology

I am hereby making the jump from humans to robots for all my blogger research. In And what was I comparing all of these social CRMs, influencer-identification services, and blogger databases to? I was comparing them to the cost of hiring a team of people to do all of the work by hand. For military bloggers, I need lists that are both American and also pro-military and pro-soldier.

7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid

Writing on the Web

Here are Paul’s 7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid. A Note from Patsi: This week’s guest post is about social media  and it’s really important. Because if you want to engage your business blog readers and grow your reader base, you need to use social media. We’ve been writing about the CAST system for effective blog content: C ontent (compelling). ssets (free).

Four (of the) Worst Practices for Pitching Bloggers

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Brands that are successful at pitching their news and stories to bloggers increase their online presence, gain credibility, and score those coveted “earned” backlinks that Google values as a factor in search rankings. Best practices in blogger outreach , social PR, guest blogging and related topics have been covered here previously. It’s also challenging to do well.

The state of the blogger outreach union ten years on

Biznology

I stared my first blogger outreach agency back in 2006. Ten years on, the state of the union of blogger outreach is good for brands and agencies but great for the bloggers and online influencers. Tell anyone that you’re a blogger or a podcaster and you’ll know what I mean. Blogger Outreach is Hard. Blogging Isn’t Cool. Blogging is Hard. Groan.

Blogger outreach is more PR than social media

Biznology

Back in 2006 I developed a strategy of blogger outreach that allowed my to reach out to more than just 25 top-tier bloggers by hand over time but to 2,500-5,000 bloggers. While I agree that the top-25-50 bloggers do deserve deep, long-term, and personal engagement, spending that sort of time, over time, on “everyone else” would take all the time in the universe.

Take your bloggers and social media influencers to lunch

Biznology

And, it’s so very rare that anyone who pitches bloggers and expects them (us) to do stuff for free ever asks bloggers (us) out to do stuff IRL (in real life). But you also must remember that most bloggers have very rich lives outside of their blogging life. Both bloggers and online influencers have real relationships with their readers and fans. And tweet it.

The blogger’s kryptonite

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Is guest posting a viable strategy to gain attention or a blogger’s kryptonite? The post The blogger’s kryptonite appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Is guest posting a viable strategy to gain attention or a blogger''s kryptonite? When I was starting out on my social media journey, I blogged a lot. blogged for {grow} of course.

Blogger outreach is scary

Biznology

Unlike a few years ago, today everyone at least pays lip service to reaching out to bloggers the same we PR people have always reached out to mainstream media. But I am still surprised that many companies don’t do blogger outreach, even today. Simply put, blogger outreach is scary. It is a case of the abuser blaming the victim, the blogger. Image via Wikipedia.

How to Turn Anyone Into a Blogger

Hubspot

Whether you know it or not, every person that works for you is a potential blogger. Of course, your new blogger can’t write exclusively about mountain biking or pie crusts, but it’s your job to find a way to incorporate their expertise and frame it in a way that applies to your blogging goals. It’s a real ‘teach a blogger to fish’ situation. Set Your Bloggers Free.

Blogger Outreach: Pet Bloggers are the New “it” Girl

WindMill Networking

As many of you already know I am uber passionate about blogger outreach as a marketing tactic because of the roots in authenticity. The latest vertical of influencers that MANY TYPES OF BRANDS are partnering with and seeing fantastic engagement rates is the pet blogger. So, behold, the rise of the pet blogger! I’m Not […]. This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Blogger Outreach: Pet Bloggers are the New “it” Girl by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Blogger OutreachAuthor information.

6 Engagement Marketing Lessons from Successful Video Bloggers

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Elaine Ip If anyone has mastered the art of engaging an audience, it’s successful video bloggers (otherwise known as vloggers). Fashion and travel blogger Laureen Uy of Break My Style YouTube channel , who also co-hosts a fashion TV show in Manila, has learned how to address an audience of individuals effectively. That’s a lot of competition for vloggers. ” — Ron Gelok.

10 Tips for Developing Better Blogger Outreach

WindMill Networking

Do you feel like your blogger outreach strategy lacks some oomph? My career centers around working with bloggers and becoming a go-to source for blogger outreach advice. The following ten tips, I assure you, will take any blogger … Continue Reading. 10 Tips for Developing Better Blogger Outreach by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Related Stories Is it Time for a Blogger Outreach Tool? Blogger Relations Are the Perfect Advertising Foundation Is Your Brand Fan Friendly? Blogger Outreach

What I Learned About Blogger Outreach from Surveying 4,000 Bloggers

WindMill Networking

I recently published the results of a survey in which I reached out to 4,000 bloggers and gathered their perspective on their role in influencer marketing. This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. What I Learned About Blogger Outreach from Surveying 4,000 Bloggers by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Blogger OutreachThis information has been very valuable for all influencer marketing professionals because it’s not very often that you get outreach advice from the people you want to team up with […].

Using Blogger and creating gorgeous websites

Confluent Forms

They'll all gorgeous, functional, easy to maintain, and happen to use Google's Blogger (Blogspot) as their Content Management System (CMS). As a thrifty small business solution a website on Blogger can save time, money, and headaches. big cartel web development blogger blog web design cms small business businessThey were all developed by our firm.

Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it?

Biznology

My definition of blogger outreach has always been about acquiring earned media coverage from bloggers and online influencers. My My definition–and my assumption–has always been that blogger outreach is public relations and not paid media. I may well be mistaken. That’s all well and good but it is not blogger outreach. ” (Wikipedia). Right?

The art of writing the perfect blogger pitch

Biznology

Over the last five years that Abraham Harrison has been pitching bloggers on behalf of clients, we have learned a thing or two about how best to reach bloggers, how to engage them, how to get them to carry our client’s message to their readership. Whether we’re doing an outreach to the bloggers of mainstream media and celebrity blogs or to someone who has just set up a blog for the first time, it all begins with the message model. Bloggers don’t trust PR firms. We We don’t take the blogger’s interest in our pitch for granted. 

How to engage bloggers down the long tail

Biznology

Outreach marketing, formerly known as blogger outreach, is a powerful tool with almost zero barrier to entry — just your time and attention. How to Engage Bloggers Down the Long Tail from Chris Abraham. In a post-Internet world, this is best handled online, for efficiency’s sake. It’s free and online so register ! Now that’s when the magic starts happening.

Why most marketers should ignore A-List bloggers

Biznology

The D-List bloggers! And those D-list bloggers influence the C-List, who influences the B-List, and then the A-List. The post Why most marketers should ignore A-List bloggers appeared first on Biznology. Admit it. You look at those stories in Huffington Post and Mashable and ask yourself, “Why isn’t my company getting their message in there?” Like this post?

Brands and Bloggers: Keep Your Sponsored Content Legal

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Marketers, bloggers, brands and other content publishers are legally required to mention if they have a relationship that could bias the opinions they share. Brands, bloggers, and influencers, you’re on notice: the FTC expects disclosure. Smart brands tell bloggers and influencers that they expect them to disclose in accordance with the law. Add “[Client]” to your tweet.

The Top 100 Bloggers On Triberr

B2B Marketing Insider

For a couple of years I have been using   Triberr as a way to connect and share some of my favorite blogger’s content in one easy-to-use dashboard. Triberr is an influencer platform that connects you with other bloggers in “Tribes” usually based on the topics you are interested in and write about. The post The Top 100 Bloggers On Triberr appeared first on B2B Marketing Insider.

Have You Hugged Your Blogger Today?

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Over the past few years I have had the pleasure to get to know many of the great marketing bloggers I admire so much. Most bloggers do the work out of love, passion, and a drive to make a difference … not for money. ” Now THAT is something to keep a blogger going! blogging business relationships Communty-building benefits of blogging Hug a Blogger Week

The evolution of a blogger

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By  Srinivas  Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist. While it’s tempting to see ourselves as marketers, what we’re really doing is creating art. Through our digital footprints we’re attempting to create our personal masterpieces and leave a mark on humanity. The Novice. As a novice you look to experts, mentors, and those who have come before you for advice. The Mechanic. The Artist. The Entrepreneur.

5 Trends from New Blogger Survey That Probably Won't Surprise You

It's All About Revenue

Orbit Media Services conducted a survey of over 1,000 bloggers for the second year in a row to see how this core content marketing tactic is changing. How Frequently are Bloggers Publishing? There are more bloggers that are blogging 2-6 times per week, although that number is down slightly from last year. What Media are Bloggers including in their Content?

12 Subject Lines for Better Blogger Outreach

WindMill Networking

One of the biggest pain points in blogger outreach is getting the attention of the bloggers you know are the perfect fit for your brand. If you follow this blog or the content I write on blogger outreach you should be all caught up on the best practices in pitching bloggers. This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. 12 Subject Lines for Better Blogger Outreach by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Blogger OutreachBut, one of the […]. Author information. Kristen Matthews. Kristen on Google+.

The next generation of bloggers is here. And they are computers

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Illustration courtesy Flickr CC and Justin Aerni The post The next generation of bloggers is here. The writing bots are here. Computer scientists in Finland have created an algorithm that can programmatically create better rap lyrics than actual rappers. The site bot or not challenges to you choose whether a poem was created by a human or an algorithm. Last year the L.A. Brainstorming?

How NOT to pitch a blogger

Biznology

Last week, I talked about how blogger outreach is scary , and I talked about why this fear exists for most people before they start talking to bloggers.  In great measure, these fears exist because of the horror stories that have resulted from wrong-headed approaches. Bloggers will always call you out if they sense you’re just calling it in. Tweet This Post.

Blogger and Google+, using them together to great effect

Confluent Forms

There has been lots of discussion on Google+ , speculation about the future direction of the platform, how to best use it, but also what it means for the future of Blogger. What does Blogger have to do with it? As a fan of Blogger, but also as a content strategist, I disagree. The blogger as himself/herself strategy Back to Mike Elgan's strategy.

7 Tools for Finding & Connecting With Influential Bloggers

Hubspot

Bloggers are trusted voices who can bring in customers and help you build your community. Reaching out to potential blogger is a more intricate process nowadays than it was even five years ago. Great bloggers are constantly getting pitched by marketers, making it all the more important for you to stand out from the crowd if you want them to pay attention. Here''s an example.).

The Quantum Mechanics of Blogger Outreach

Biznology

My long tail blogger outreach strategy is periodically challenged or criticized as being too aggressive. The argument generally goes as follows: if you send thousands of email pitches to topically- and demographically-relevant bloggers and online influencers in one go, you’re spamming. This is not to say this sort of quantum blogger outreach is easy. Image via Wikipedia.

Why it pays to be a patient blogger

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But that is not necessarily an ideal quality to have as a beginning blogger! Uber blogger Chris Brogan famously said that it took him three years to attract his first 100 blog subscribers. Help others, Support other new bloggers. I have a “healthy impatience.” ” Most successful business people do. You have to work hard and have A LOT of patience. Patient.

The Ultimate List of Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark

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All bloggers have a number of websites that they visit every single day. What are some of the best websites that all bloggers should add to their bookmark bar? 22 Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark. What are your favorite websites to bookmark that help you be a more efficient blogger? That's exactly what bookmarks are for. But trust me, it's easy. Safari. Firefox.

Blogger Relations Are the Perfect Advertising Foundation

WindMill Networking

Blogger Relations Are the Perfect Advertising Foundation by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Why Marketers Should Go Rogue with Blogger Outreach. Blogger Outreach While advertising in the traditional sense (strictly self promotion) doesn’t work anymore, with the right foundation of modern marketing and content acquisition, some traditional advertising tactics are still very relevant and useful. We now know that consumers are “ad blind” and want to hear about your brand from someone other than your brand itself. But, … Continue Reading.

Why Marketers Should Go Rogue with Blogger Outreach

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Why Marketers Should Go Rogue with Blogger Outreach by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Blogger Outreach Author blogger bloggers brand Business Clients communication example follow for your image IT marketing outreach PR rules strategy time WHO One of the principals that I follow when it comes to marketing is to not follow any principals. I’m a fan of embracing all aspects of marketing as one giant grey area and I stray away from strategies where people try to assign rules or draw strict black and white lines. When I coach … Continue Reading.

What Should Brands Offer Bloggers in Exchange for Posts?

WindMill Networking

But the area of what exactly you should offer bloggers for brand mentions can be a little murky. Some marketers just don’t have a big budget and if that’s the case, there are other things you can offer to make it a mutually beneficial … Continue Reading What Should Brands Offer Bloggers in Exchange for Posts? At this point, you know not to expect something for nothing.

7 Ways to Make Bloggers Dislike Your Marketing

WindMill Networking

I can honestly say that blogger outreach as part of a marketing strategy can create phenomenal brand lift on many levels. To do it right, marketers need to consider the POV of the bloggers they want to work with and what it means to one’s time and life to run a blog. […] Author information Kristen Matthews This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Kristen on Google+ | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn | 7 Ways to Make Bloggers Dislike Your Marketing by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Blogger OutreachWhen done right.

Brands Take Note: Bloggers are Journalists in the Eyes of the Law

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The best blogging makes a statement, but if that statement is negative in nature, the blogger might get sued for defamation (making an untrue statement—written or verbal—that tends to damage someone’s reputation). Historically, brands have argued that bloggers should not receive the same First Amendment protections as members of the institutional press, but the 9th U.S.

5 Ways Brands are Getting Creative With Blogger Outreach

WindMill Networking

As blogger outreach becomes a tactic implemented by more brands than not, the need for creativity lies in the type of partnerships formed […]. This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Ways Brands are Getting Creative With Blogger Outreach by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Blogger OutreachAs both technology and the consumer mentality evolve into a process that caters to real information, real opinions and real-time—marketers are obviously evolving their marketing partnerships and digital strategies to keep up.

Six Tips to Beat the Wintertime Blogger Blues

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The post Six Tips to Beat the Wintertime Blogger Blues appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. The post Six Tips to Beat the Wintertime Blogger Blues appeared first on Schaefer. By Amber Osborne, {grow} Contributing Columnist. Until you want to scream …”Stop sucking the life out of ME!”. Maybe they just need an outlet for the inner S.A.D,