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The business case for SXSW Interactive

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My favorite locale is the blogger’s lounge where I can normally spot some cool folks. It’s not unusual to run into Hollywood celebrities, famous authors and titans of business around the conference center. The post The business case for SXSW Interactive appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Perhaps this is on your mind too?

The 12 Types of People You’ll Meet at a Conference

Hubspot

To all the conference-goers out there, I’d like to challenge you to think long and hard about one simple question: What’s your goal? There are so many different benefits and things you could focus on during a conference, it gets really difficult to choose which one you should go for. So which type of conference attendee are you? Check out the list below to find out.

HGTV Interactive VP explains SXSW strategy

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Home and Garden Television (HGTV) might not be your typical Silicon Valley start-up of high-tech powerhouse but as all media converges many traditional channles linke CNN, ESPN and HBO are getting heavily involved with bloggers and tech influencers. The company practices what it preaches and renovated an old bar from top to bottom and from inside out just for this conference.

23 Outstanding Social PR Guides

Webbiquity

Foremost among these developments is the shift from communicating primarily to a closely-guarded list of traditional “media’ contacts (editors and paid journalists) to working with an amorphous and expanding pool of influencers in specific industries and specialties: vendors, buyers, brand advocates, bloggers, freelance writer, peers, and others. Image credit: PRNews.

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2011 Sales & Marketing Success Conference

Sales Intelligence View

The 2011 Sales & Marketing Success Conference is an event where 36 of the top speakers, bloggers and experts from the sales world are getting together  over a 5 day series to educate and enlighten sales professionals in  succeeding, winning and exceeding expectations. You need to create a personal and trusted relationships via online interactions to beat the competition.

What I Learned About B2B Social Media In Memphis

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Chris Brogan’s presentation and my interactions with close to 100 B2B marketers and business owners reaffirmed my belief that B2B social media is just now moving from innovators to early adopters along the adoption curve. B2B social media is not about broadcasting … it is about conversing, interacting, and engaging. But that promise will go unfulfilled without effort.

Five steps to re-invent your social media business networking

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This may seem odd to you, but Oliver, a successful blogger and Michael Arrington’s first employee at Tech Crunch , had never heard of these people when I mentioned their names. My interaction with Oliver was eye-opening because I just assumed that if you’re in “the biz” you would have heard of most of these folks. Attend a conference outside your industry.

Five Reasons You May Not Be Spending Enough on Content Marketing

Tom Pisello

In many instances, sales forces and channel partners have been disinter-mediated, whereby direct contact with the buyer has been totally replaced with on-line interaction. Tom’s latest endeavor, Alinean, was founded in 2001 to develop SaaS software for changing the way B2B sellers reach frugal buyers with interactive white papers, assessment, ROI and TCO tools.

Marketers Have Gained Their “Seat at the Table,” Now it’s Time to Prove Why They Deserve it

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To help marketing executives navigate this complex course, we are bringing together hundreds of modern marketers from many sophisticated marketing teams for prestigious brands at the Oracle Marketing Cloud Interact 2014 conference in San Francisco, starting today. Of course, no marketing conference would be complete without networking opportunities and a good old-fashioned party.

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Forrester announces Sales Enablement Conference focused on Selling.

Tom Pisello

Thursday, September 09, 2010 Forrester announces Sales Enablement Conference focused on Selling into the New Economy We were excited to hear that Forresters first Sales Enablement Conference will be focused on Selling into the New Economy. Simply put, its a race to see who can develop a selling system that allows client-facing people to add more value to clients, at every interaction.

How your personality aligns with social media content types

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So for example, an extremely extroverted person might like streaming live video and would also enjoy the Facebook Live feature because it allows for tremendous interaction. Mark Schaefer is the chief blogger for this site, executive director of Schaefer Marketing Solutions, and the author of several best-selling  digital marketing books. By Mark W. Schaefer. What do you think?

How to turn social media connections into an actionable audience

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As marketers, our job is to provide these opportunities to interact with our brand that lead people up this curve toward activation. Mark Schaefer is the chief blogger for this site, executive director of Schaefer Marketing Solutions, and the author of several best-selling digital marketing books. Contact Mark  to have him speak to your company event or conference soon. Fowler.

52 MarTech and Marketing Ops Champions You Need to Follow

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Ion interactive co-founder | President & CTO | Agile marketing advocate | Chair of #MarTech Conference | Author of the Chief Marketing Technologist blog. CEO and Co-founder of @Engagio | Former co-founder of @ Mark e to | Marketing speaker and blogger | Entrepreneur | Advisor to @GetScripted and @Newscred. Gary Katz, @garymkatz. Chris Garrett, @chrisgarrett.

13 Events You Should Attend In 2013

It's All About Revenue

From the standard revenue-driven topical conferences, to the newer kids on the event block, the following are 15 can’t-miss events and conferences to kick start your business in 2013: 1.  The NMX Conference and Trade Show bring together Bloggers, Podcasters, Web TV & Video Creators, and Social Business Pros. Email Evolution Conference. Interactivity Digital.

SEO for Mommy Bloggers

WebMarketCentral

At last week's Blogging for Business conference , Shannon Johnson of the What About Mom blog mentioned that someone should write a post about search engine optimization (SEO) for mommy bloggers. figured for sure such a post much already exist, but when a Google search on "SEO for mommy bloggers" came up empty, I decided to fill the void. So where should you start?

5 Things Machiavelli Would Do With His Competitors’ Twitter Profiles

KoMarketing Associates

Network evaluation also helps identify potential publishers, vendors, and bloggers that might become ideal link building targets or social media marketing partners. For example, one of our clients, a provider of industrial equipment, actively participates across many different segments while interacting with manufacturers, suppliers, vendors and more. They Suggested Tools. Twitaholic.

5 Lessons from 5 Years of Online Business and Blogging

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cringe every time some fellow online entrepreneur/blogger blabbers about 3 year to 5 year plans. Only when common sense dawned on me that the internet biz was all about interacting with people did my connection crusade begin. Californian Indian connects me with a German in the UK and invites me to her blogger conference in Berlin, triple check. Would you pay for it?

The Majestic Hope of Social Media

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Movies, television and online publishing are going to be more interactive, more personal and more exciting than ever. These people also deserve to have a voice at the conference podium and I think we’ll see that begin to happen too. 3) A Focus on the Human Experience. But there’s something amazing and wonderful ahead.  Can you feel the hope and momentum building like I do?

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Alinean Launches Interactive White Papers

Tom Pisello

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Alinean Launches Interactive White Papers Overcomes Marketing Information Overload, Transforming Traditional White Papers into Dynamic, Personalized Engagement Tools Alinean, the leading creator of value-based interactive sales and marketing tools for B2B vendors, today launched a new demand generation tool for B2B marketers – Alinean Interactive White Papers.

The Blog Tree: New Growth. Fruit for Your RSS Feed [Infographic]

It's All About Revenue

Although the conference was chock full o’ content marketing goodness, one line rang most loudly: “You’ve gotta go through the eyes to get to the brain.”. We’re calling today’s visual is The Blog Tree: New Growth edition because it celebrates a very important group of bloggers. Lastly, if you want to keep up with these bloggers on social media, be sure to follow our new Twitter list.

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Why the volume and quality of interactions with customers has to pass for social media ROI

Chris Koch

Volume and quality of interactions. And if that’s true, then we should try to increase the volume and quality of interactions with have with customers and prospects through social media, no? Aside from the corporate, a blog is the mother ship of social media interaction and content. 10 Tips for Beginning Bloggers (edtechpower.blogspot.com). Image by LollyKnit via Flickr.

How LeanData Stacks Up

LeanData

At some point, Scott Brinker began to notice a familiar pattern at business conferences. Brinker is the chief technical officer at ion interactive and the influential blogger at chiefmartec.com. He’s also the chair of the annual MarTech Conference. At this year’s conference in February, he announced the five recipients of the 2016 Stackies Awards from among 41 entries.

50 Habits of a Highly Effective Blogger " EdithYeung.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Essential Tips to Get the Most Out of Trade Shows, Conferences & Seminars (Podcast) » Tuesday 13 Nov 2007. 50 Habits of a Highly Effective Blogger. BlogWorld Las Vegas last week was awesome. I met a few celebrity bloggers like Mark Cuban, John Chow and Matt Mullenweg (founding developer of Wordpress) and attended many great sessions about blogging, podcasting, videocasting, SEO and social networking, etc. Their presentation made be stop and think and start evaluating myself as to if I am really doing everything I am supposed to as a good blogger. Speaking.

Is there anything new in blogging? No.

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Running concurrently with this conference — in the same convention center space — was the National Book Expo. Book Fair tech: Interactive exhibit produced by Disney and hundreds of industry exhibitors. understand that for those who are trying to set out as a blogger for the first time, these are really important sessions to attend. Book Fair attendance: 20,000.

Hear About PR & Social Media at the B4B Conference

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8 Key Changes In Google Search B2B Marketers Should Know

KoMarketing Associates

This data is detailed in conference coverage from Search Engine Roundtable. ” SEO Blogger Blind Five Year Old has a more in-depth blog post on this potential issue for large online brands. Squared Interactive (GSQi)’s Glenn Gabe has in-depth write-ups for both updates thus far. The key takeaway? What is the “golden triangle?” Guest Posting for SEO.

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The Commoner’s Guide to Using Social Influence

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Conversationalist —Interacts with large numbers of people in one-on-one or small-group conversations, perhaps through a blog or a social network. Influencer” has become synonymous with blogger and social networking. Social media conferences (40/year). Content marketing conferences (10/year). The Art and Science of Blogger Relations – Updated eBook by Brian Solis.

How To Generate ROI (Return On Interesting) With Content Marketing

B2B Marketing Insider

He is one of SAP’s most prolific bloggers and a self-described “ technology evangelist.” Which, he explains, involves lots of time interacting with customers via social media and at conferences. He He has presented 30 conference keynotes this year, mostly on the topic of  Analytics  (so check out his website to learn more or to secure him for your next event.).

Tech Media Publishers looking more Like Interactive Marketing.

Tom Pisello

In the recent BtoB magazine article, " Tech Media Evolution a Bellwether ", the major technology publishers were examined to understand how quickly the shift to interactive marketing was occurring. Steve Weitzner, CEO of Ziff Davis Enterprise, explaining the drivers and shift to interactive marketing: “Advertisers used to pay us to get a message in front of our audience.

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity

She describes herself as a “small business coach, speaker, corporate trainer, blogger, singer, lover of life, dreams, family and God.” She’s an entrepreneur, marketer, blogger, and alum of Wharton and Purdue. She’s been named by Forbes.com as one of 20 top Women Social Media & Marketing Bloggers. What is it? The answer may come from the email marketing field. aaker. Ambal.

Your Klout Score: Why You Need to Care Now

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What is Klout?  In basic terms, Klout measures your online influence and your ability to drive interaction on the web. But there are very few that allow us to see how the sum total of our interactions are perceived and what actions they inspire. At the Exact Target conference a few weeks back, I had the pleasure of listening to Matt Thomson from Klout. So should you.

The New Social Buyer Ecosystem

Tony Zambito

  I’m influenced by David Armano who came up with the concept of influence ripples or circles to depict blogger spheres of influence as far back as 2006.    We are finding that many interact with connections through social networks and other forms such as email or telephone.  Image via Wikipedia.   The pace in 2011 has noticeably quickened. 

The future of groupware in the interactive workplace. | Technology > Software Services & Applications from AllBusiness.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Business Bloggers |. The future of groupware in the interactive workplace. On the sophisticated end of the range are interactive systems linking employees with one another and with customers. HOW GROUPWARE CAN HELP HR TODAY The groupware industry and human resources share a common fundamental goal - to promote and improve interaction among individuals. As groupware applications become more sophisticated, HR will be able to realize more benefits from these interactive employee systems. Thus the employees involved need to interact and work out a solution.

Are You Falling Out of Love with Your Blog?

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When I started blogging many years ago, I looked up to other amazing bloggers out there who generated massive amounts of content. Very fancy stuff … and a bit intimidating for a first time blogger! Then it just became a chore. I hit a wall, the ideas stopped and all the romance of being a professional blogger evaporated. By Amber Osborne, {grow] Contributing Columnist.

3 essential steps to build a powerful personal online brand

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Here are three ideas to help: Take speaking engagements and attend conferences that will allow you to convert these weak links to string links. Once people begin interacting with your content, find new ways to interact with them. To be a great blogger, put on your b h mittens Lessons on building a marketing and social media business. We live in such an amazing time!

The Most Important Words In Social Media

B2B Marketing Insider

recently read Tweet Smarter Not Harder by Rachel Thompson (@ RachelintheOC ) and I was reminded about how simply saying “thank you” has helped me make amazing connections on the social channels where I interact with people, sometimes and often on a daily basis. ”  ~  Winston Churchill. I met Bill Lublin  (@ BillLublin ) at a social media conference here in Philadelphia.

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4 Content Strategies for B2B Corporate Blogging

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Content for Community Development Soliciting the contribution and participation of other bloggers and site owners can be a powerful way to gain awareness and links. Develop badges, awards, and general ways bloggers can showcase recommendations. Solicit quick and easy contributions from other bloggers in the industry, providing links and references in exchange for assistance.

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How Will 50 Billion Connected Devices Affect The Future of Marketing?

B2B Marketing Insider

He is also a speaker, blogger, consultant and the CEO of TopRank Online Marketing, a digital marketing and online PR agency that specializes in a 360 degree approach to growing new business and enriching both brand and community engagement online. 1. How do they interact? Imagine the inevitable Future of Marketing  with 50 billion connected devices! What inspires your blogs? .

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The Backstory of Account-Based Marketing

LeanData

Scott Brinker , the chief technical officer at ion interactive and the blogger at chiefmartech.com , was a speaker at the recent annual ITSMA marketing conference. Dinner parties usually are where good stories are told. But here’s a case of where one of the best stories in business today actually had its beginning at a social gathering. Bev Burgess, SVP ITSMA Europe.

12 Marketing Techniques to Increase Your Firm’s Visibility

Hinge Marketing

Media and Blogger Outreach. Media and blogger outreach will demonstrate your expertise to a wider audience. Webinars have the added benefit of interaction with your audience by being able to answer questions and take comments. Connect with relevant industry events or conferences within your target market to inquire about other speaking engagements. Social Media.