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B2B Public Relations: 7 tactics to pull more leads into the funnel

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You can share news on your blog, your website, social media, YouTube; you’re no longer solely dependent on journalists to get the word out.”. blogger may grab an image. Journalists and bloggers are very hardworking. Do your homework to thoroughly understand what the journalist or blogger is covering. Use social media to promote it. At right is an example.

Lessons from a B2B Summit Coach: Five Steps to Cut through the Noise, Turn off the Hype and Create a B2B Social Media Program that Works

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Tweet If you’re struggling with managing social media programs in the B2B marketplace, Zuzia Soldenhoff-Thorpe   (pictured at below) has some news for you: Most of your peers are too. social media is one of the most. It’s so unpredictable, yet there’s so much pressure surrounding it – everyone feels like they need to be on every social media channel or else. Know your audience.

The Last Blog: It All Begins with Trust

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Of course, this isn’t my last post, but I like Daniel’s idea and am honored to join other top bloggers in sharing our most important message. As we all know, social media has changed everything. On the other hand, thanks to social media, it’s never, ever been easier to demonstrate why we are trustworthy and why we are worth doing business with. What if someone asked you what your last words would be? In essence, that’s what Daniel Burstein , Director of Editorial Content for MECLABS, asked of me when he requested I publish my last blog post today. know it has for me.

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The Last Blog: It All Begins with Trust

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Of course, this isn’t my last post, but I like Daniel’s idea and am honored to join other top bloggers in sharing our most important message. As we all know, social media has changed everything. On the other hand, thanks to social media, it’s never, ever been easier to demonstrate why we are trustworthy and why we are worth doing business with.  What if someone asked you what your last words would be? In essence, that’s what Daniel Burstein , Director of Editorial Content for MECLABS, asked of me when he requested I publish my last blog post today. know it has for me.

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Top 20 CRM Blogs of 2009

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As I read over the list of blogs, I discovered some new ones worth reading along with a number of bloggers I already follow. Brent’s Social CRM Blog - Brent Leary. Social Customer Manifesto - Chris. Forecasting Clouds ranked the top 20 CRM blogs based on their content, readability and frequency of posting. I'm honored to have been included on the list. Here's a partial list of the CRM blogs on their list: PGreenblog and CRM: The Conversation – Paul Greenberg. Beagle Consulting Blog – Denis Pombriant. Think Customers: the 1 to 1. Jeremy Nedelka. Carfi. Michael Maoz’ Gartner.

101 actionable tips from leading business bloggers

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I was recently asked for some of my best tips on lead generation to include in “101 Tips from 50 Small Business Bloggers.”   They covered the gamut with some actionable tips on everything from the small business advantage to marketing and social media to financial planning and – believe me – everything in between. Check it out and then share the wealth:  “101 Tips from 50 Small Business Bloggers The blog appeared in Open Forum’s Idea Hub, a virtual ‘trading post’ of ideas and insights from industry experts and business owners.

Need to Know Where to Go for Marketing and Sales Insight? Come to The Blog Tree

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Every blogger has some kind of blog roll, but without guessing from the names or clicking through each and every one listed, it’s challenging to know what you can learn from them and what value they provide. Here’s the link list built by Scott Ford Over at the Social Media and Marketing Blog , thanks Scott! And I think the attention is well deserved. Until The Blog Tree.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Off-Topic: On Selling Ideas in 1776

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« Podcast: Interview with MarketingSherpas Anne Holland | Main | Early Stage Leads are too important for Sales People Alone » Off-Topic: On Selling Ideas in 1776 Fellow blogger Tom Pick, over at the The WebMarketCentral Blog tagged me to write something off topic, interesting, seasonal and non-work related this week. In the past, Ive written about giving away ideas.

How to use social media for lead generation

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Still not convinced that you should delve into social media? Maybe you think there’s no way to measure social media’s success. Here’s a case study that MarketingSherpa released earlier this month that follows one company through its social media adventure. In the end, the team’s analysis showed a dramatic correlation between the use of social media channels and the growth of the company’s Web traffic and leads.     Modified press release strategy for blogger coverage. EST to late morning/early afternoon to accommodate West Coast bloggers.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: How a Blog Turns Into a Book Deal: The Story of my book, Lead Generation for the Complex Sale

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number of bloggers I know have become or are in the process of becoming published authors after starting a blog. number of bloggers I know have become or are in the process of becoming published authors after starting a blog. B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. « Optimizing Lead Generation - Whats the Payback?

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: E-Mail Marketing Relevance Tips And Resources For B2B Lead Generation

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On the other side, Ive heard numerous speakers and bloggers declare e-mail marketing dead. On the other side, Ive heard numerous speakers and bloggers declare e-mail marketing dead. B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. Critical Success Factor #9 Effectiveness 8 Critical Success Factors for Lead Generation 2.0

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Revised Lead generation strategy map for complex sales

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Read More] Tracked on March 30, 2005 at 10:32 PM » Sales Lead DNA from TopLeadGenerators.courtesy of blogger and author Brian Carroll. B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. Critical Success Factor #9 Effectiveness 8 Critical Success Factors for Lead Generation 2.0 went back my earlier mind map and I revised it.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Sales Leads Via RSS via Salesforce.com

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RSS is still bleeding edge especially for non-bloggers. Bloggers over-hype RSS. RSS is still bleeding edge especially for non-bloggers. Bloggers over-hype RSS. B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. Critical Success Factor #9 Effectiveness 8 Critical Success Factors for Lead Generation 2.0

B2B Lead Generation Blog: State of the Art Lead Tracking

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IT Must Help Marketing and Sales Collaborate with Lead Generation Fellow blogger, Jim Berkowitz and his CRM Mastery E-Journal provides excellent insight into the lead tracking issue. IT Must Help Marketing and Sales Collaborate with Lead Generation Fellow blogger, Jim Berkowitz and his CRM Mastery E-Journal provides excellent insight into the lead tracking issue.

7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid

Writing on the Web

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. Here are Paul’s 7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid. Did you know it is now possible to buy followers and likes from certain social media networks?

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.

Blogger outreach is more PR than social media

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The current catch-all these days for what I do is social media; unfortunately, when what you do is described as social media, people tend to think Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest , and maybe Google+. 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.

The bloggers are the victims of bad blogger outreach

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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

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I am hereby making the jump from humans to robots for all my blogger research. In In the last decade I have seen social media marketing and digital PR mature as a practice, I have seen social media metrics and analytics evolve by leaps-and-bounds. For military bloggers, I need lists that are both American and also pro-military and pro-soldier. Tricky. Related articles.

Four (of the) Worst Practices for Pitching Bloggers

Webbiquity

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. ” Perfect!

Take your bloggers and social media influencers to lunch

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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). Share their posts on your personal social media profiles. But you also must remember that most bloggers have very rich lives outside of their blogging life. Bloggers and their readers know each other. When

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.

The blogger’s kryptonite

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When I was starting out on my social media journey, I blogged a lot. 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}. 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.

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. Social PR Strategies and Tactics.

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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.

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. 

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. Use Social Media Strategically. ” — Ron Gelok.

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

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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. ” I quickly responded, “Funny. I am an “earned media” social media marketer.

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

How to engage bloggers down the long tail

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Outreach marketing, formerly known as blogger outreach, is a powerful tool with almost zero barrier to entry — just your time and attention. Remember, each and every one of the billions of real social media profiles around the world represents one or more human souls. How to Engage Bloggers Down the Long Tail from Chris Abraham. It’s free and online so register !

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 […].

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. But it always lands, like the FTC landed on Deutsch LA for having employees post about Sony’s PlayStation Vita on their personal social media feeds …without mentioning that Sony was an agency client. Add “[Client]” to your tweet.

Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers

Writing on the Web

With the onslaught of social media in the last 10 years, the ever constant question is, what can it do for my business and my business blog? First, why should you bother with social networking sites ( Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter ) if you’re in business? Let’s be clear: Social networking now accounts for 22% of all time spent online in the US. Over 25% of U.S.

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.

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.

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.

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?

The Quantum Mechanics of Blogger Outreach

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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.

12 Subject Lines for Better Blogger Outreach

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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+.

I am a blogger. In other words, a piece of meat.

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If I did something like this in the “real business world” I would probably get fired, yet on the social web, this is a common and accepted practice. If you are a blogger, expect to be copied, cheated, and ransacked. third book used my original ideas about “citizen influencers” and social scoring without credit. The post I am a blogger. by Mark W.

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7 Tools for Finding & Connecting With Influential Bloggers

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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.).

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