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Creating a Good Pitch

Beyond

Having been in this business for more than 20 years I can safely say that, as with so many things in the universe of marketing and design, there is no one recipe to guarantee perfect results What makes a good pitch?

What businesses can learn from hipsters

Beyond

How one man’s battle with the “hipster” label serves as a lesson for brands

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Did You Have A Nice Christmas? (And Why 2014 Is The Year That Brands Have To Humanise)

Beyond

As we return to the grindstone in 2014, we should remember that there is a key business lesson to learn from the festive period. It''s one that the smart brands know all about. But in amongst all the tinsel, telly and turkey, did you learn anything

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B2B and Customer Experience

Beyond

Customer experience (CX) has always played a major role in B2C marketing; so why is it that in a B2B scenario, CX is only now taking centre stage, and what are the implications for businesses

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Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

effective in measuring business results. only if the external publications are relevant to your business. content to business results. identified budget (34 percent), the inability to measure business. It will keep them busy for a while, but that’s. business content. Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. Marketing is Effective? Introduction 4 II.

Why do B2B buyers decide to buy? The Buyersphere Report reveals thinking behind the buying process

Beyond

Did they do it to help them cope with an expanding business? Why do B2B buyers decide to buy? The question every marketer wants to ask is answered by Part 1 of the Buyersphere Report. If there is a golden moment for B2B marketers, it is the very outset of the buying process. When the blue touchpaper is first lit, and buyers finally decide that they have to buy… At this point the buyer is hungry for information. Open to ideas. Susceptible, even vulnerable. Did they make the purchase to reduce their overall costs? Did they do it to leverage new technology? Download Report here.

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Three Signs your Brand Needs a Facelift

Beyond

Your brand is every single thing you do and say that influences how people perceive you, so it absolutely needs to be at the centre of your business

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The Key To Social Selling: Be Nice

Beyond

Some of the nicest business people on social media also happen to be some of the most successful. Follow best practice and follow what works: if you are going to use social media to sell things, to gain influence and achieve all those hard business-related goals, also remember to be nice. The message is clear. You guys have restored my faith in mankind – I thank you right back

Social Media: Are B2B Buyers Really Using It?

Beyond

So in this year’s Buyersphere research, we asked 500 B2B buyers what they actually did online during the buying process for a recent, significant (over £20,000) business purchase. Look beyond the hype – are B2B buyers really using social media? The answers are here. It’s a painfully repetitive question. We’d rather hear it directly from the B2B buyers themselves.

The Key To Social Selling: Be Nice

Beyond

Some of the nicest business people on social media also happen to be some of the most successful. always thought this was pure coincidence but a recent post by Eric Tung suggests that it is more than that

Data capture fail: Do businesses really need my inside leg measurement?

Beyond

I question the way data capture forms are being used by businesses. There is such a fine, and sometimes blind, line between making sure that people are viewing your content and putting them off with overwhelming data capture forms

Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

concrete business goals: — Ultimate Content Strategist Playbook: Content Road- map — Ultimate Content Strategist Playbook: Content Execu- tion — Ultimate Content Strategist Playbook: Growing Your. Content Marketing: When Figuring out if content marketing is right for your business. with deciding on what business goals. broader business goals. All rights reserved. brands.

How the UK could benefit from an extra £11.5bn through flexible working

Beyond

The Centre for Economics and Business Research has recently carried out a piece of research on flexible working, discussing the benefits the UK could stand to gain from a “work from anywhere” culture

Who is the social media voice for your business?

Beyond

You don't often hear phrases like "305% ROI" attached to discussions about social media, so I was delighted to read, via Kipp Bodnar , about Forrester's recent research into "live chat" as a sales tool. Basically, the point of the research was to show that having a "live" person manning the chatroom, fielding enquiries from prospects, is a sound investment for 'big-ticket' B2B sales.

Listen and learn

Beyond

One of the things I really love about my job is that I'm always learning - in particular about my clients, their responsibilities, their worries, their jobs and their businesses. especially love meeting new people working in businesses, industries, and markets where I know very little. This is a fantastically privileged position to be in. or at least that's what I thought I was doing.

Turning the B2B world inside-out. Or is it outside-in?

Beyond

Which is better and why should B2B marketers care? I was wondering this as I took my seat yesterday at an event yesterday entitled "Outside-in v inside-out: the great debate" hosted by Experian and ABBA (the Association of Business-to-Business Agencies , not the Swedish power-pop combo ). Is your marketing outside-in? Or inside-out?

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

49 percent work across B2B and B2C businesses. could fuel better business results. business results, just 10 percent of respondents. content metrics and business results. BUSINESS RESULTS? 5% 25% 22% VERY. Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.comBy Jordan Teicher Content. Marketing. 2016 STAFFING, MEASUREMENT, AND. Introduction II. What paid.

Beyond: The Poems. Order now

Beyond

And in this case, beyond business as usual. You can't write a poem about B2B marketing'. Not just one, anyway. More like seven. It all started just over a year ago with an invitation: our original pink poem in B2B Marketing magazine. Following up in the Beyond blog, we asked all of you involved in B2B to 'debate how and why (if?) But what good is a poem about B2B marketing? Deeper. Really.

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Twitter and B2B: don't be fooled by the silent majority

Beyond

This fact, according to the widely quoted recent report by Harvard Business School , "implies that Twitter resembles more of a one-way, one-to-many publishing service than a two-way, peer-to-peer communication network". Apparently, 90% of Twitter traffic is created by just 10% of users. The sub-text here is clear: Twitter is mainly spam.

Let your people go: the great social media in the workplace debate

Beyond

According to the third annual Deloitte LLP Ethics & Workplace survey , 60 percent of business executives believe they have a right to know how employees portray themselves and their organizations in online social networks. However, employees disagree, as more than half (53 percent) say that employers have no business monitoring their online activity. EMPLOYEE: (indignantly) I am an individual; let me speak for myself! EMPLOYER: (blusteringly) I pay your wages! make the rules! It's a funny situation. Fascinating research, but I think we might be overlooking something here.

16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats

Webbiquity

This final installment covers some fascinating though sometimes contradictory and confusing stats about business blogging and the value of marketing. For example, what percentage of businesses maintain company blogs? One may have thought this question was answered years ago by Milan Kundera who famously said , “Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.”.

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

they compete both against their business competitors and all content creators that vie. returns on business-related goals. have on myriad aspects of the business and driving the goals of specific divisions (e.g., business goals, such as “cost savings, risk. Business Goal Content Objectives KPIs Customer. to the larger business. Content. Methodology: A Best.

The Social Business Shift [Infographic]

It's All About Revenue

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this What’s a  social business  all about? But what social business is truly about a “shift”, a move from enterprises attempting insulate itself from disruption and instead greeting it warmly. The social business shift is leading to a social business economy. What’s your definition of a “social business”?

Small Business Marketing Optimization Tips for 2016

Webbiquity

The year is coming to a close, which means it’s time to start looking at the exciting opportunities 2016 will have to offer your small business. You’re probably thinking, “If only I had more time today!,” but what you should really be doing is focusing on areas you can improve your business every day for the remainder of 2015. Guest post by John Oechsle. Data Management. Social media.

Marketing to Millennial business buyers

Biznology

The Millennial generation has been out in the workforce for a while now, and this cohort is now entering the stage of their careers where they are part of the business buying process. Much has been written about Millennial preferences as consumers, but how about them as business buyers?  These are the product positioning angles that are meaningful to the new business buyer.

Is Inbound Marketing Holding Your Business Back?

Act-On

What real people think really drives business. Here’s what they told us: Most marketers (84%) say both inbound and outbound drive the business. Some companies say inbound or outbound alone drives the business yet they still derive sizable chunks of revenue from both sources. Those who answer: “Inbound alone drives our business” still report 25% of revenue from outbound.

Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

brand publishers aren’t in the business of publishing. business. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY12 While the business goals of your content marketing efforts are import- ant—be it generating leads, sales, brand awareness, industry education, or, more likely, some combination of initiatives—we find it extremely. We do have clear business goals for The Content.

This is Your Real Social Business Strategy Challenge

Social Marketing Forum

A few weeks ago, Altimeter Group published an infographic on the state of social business (see below), meant to promote their research on that same state of social business (in 2013), released in October. Social Business Altimeter Group content marketing Deloitte University Press MIT Sloan Management Review social business strategy social collaboration the state of social business

10 essentials missing from your business website

Biznology

You want a business website that sells. There are two things a solid brand identity and your business website absolutely need to succeed. Almost any business website will benefit from a contact form that allows customers to instantly “reach out” online. form on your website allows customers to interact with you at any time and will keep you from losing business.

Better Business Blogs: Correct Those Broken Links

Writing on the Web

Are you keeping your business blog fresh? If In a perfect world, we would always know exactly what the Big Search Engines want from us and our business blogs, always and without a doubt. We won’t call it “SEO”, but rather a component of content marketing that business owners can get a handle on, without too many technical details. Ah, yes, nirvana. Link rot.

5 Strategic Business Lessons From Game Of Thrones

It's All About Revenue

Below I break down these strategies and highlight how they can be applied to modern day business. Business : Many organizations focus on mitigating their weaknesses instead of playing to their strengths. Before long, it may be your business that rules the Westeros of your vertical. Business : Always be on the lookout for non-traditional ways to outflank your competition.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

better job of linking their efforts to measurable business results. Demonstrate business results: the challenge to tie marketing efforts to measurable business results (e.g., Encourage employee advocacy: a business's employees are (or at least should be) natural brand advocates. What are the business and. my business deliver upon them? B2B Marketing.

The business case for unbranded content

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Let’s take a deeper look at the business case for unbranded content through three interesting case studies. 1. The post The business case for unbranded content appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Let's take a deeper look at the business case for unbranded content through three interesting case studies. 1. The answer?

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Social Business and Big Data: the Business Intelligence Goldmine

Social Marketing Forum

Customer analytics Marketing ROI Social business Social CRM Social media marketing Social media monitoring BDA Big Data Applications business intelligence Jeremiah Owyang Jonas Klit Nielsen Mindjumpers Raj De Datta social analyticsEvery day we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. That’s a lot! Combined, this online data equals Big Data. And [.].

The Real Roadblock to Social Business Success

Webbiquity

Stories about how top executives just don’t “get” social media and the concept of social business were common four or five years ago. Per recent research from GaggleAMP : “Connecting your business with your employees in social media can boost your social media presence. But it’s jarring to still come across such reports today. marketing and HR).

Business volunteering – people or profits?

The B2B Research Blog

Our goal with this project was to help charities attract more volunteers from the business community, and to help businesses implement a more successful volunteering strategy. To do so we surveyed 200 decision makers in London businesses to understand their attitudes, motivations, practices and challenges when it came to volunteering. The The results were fascinating. 

Content Marketing Playbook: Strategy and Roadmap

to really lay out the business case behind GE, and we. group of people who are important to your business, using content to align with their interests at a high. battling with their direct business competitors for. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 2: Strategy and Roadmap Copyright © 2015 Contently. Introduction 3 II.

The Social Business Imperative

B2B Marketing Insider

What is the value of a social business? These are questions that are not just being asked by marketers but by CEOs, business leaders and entrepreneurs around the world. We are rapidly moving beyond the question of why we need to become a social business to how to become a social business. That we truly have a social business imperative. The Social Business Model.

Debunking myths around sales videos for business

Biznology

How to budget and plan for a business video content marketing strategy . Businesses that start using online video content marketing in their daily sales and marketing process stand to gain significant tangible benefits across their entire lead generation and sales cycle.  Business decision makers are consuming video content every day….whether What makes up the cost of a video .

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10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog

The Point

The post 10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog appeared first on The Point. B2B Marketing blog marketing Blogs Content marketing Demand Generation Email Newsletters lead generation SEO Social Media Uncategorized blog content blog design blog lead generation business blogging tips social media agency social media consultants social media design social media ROI

The one social media rule ALL businesses should follow

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach for businesses when it comes to which social media platforms you should have a presence on or what times you should post, and many other areas that marketers will try to stuff down your throat (ugh, blanket statements!). BUSINESS. Or how you’re protecting your business from being locked out of your own accounts. BUSINESS.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

better job of linking their efforts to measurable business results. Demonstrate business results: the challenge to tie marketing efforts to measurable business results (e.g., Encourage employee advocacy: a business's employees are (or at least should be) natural brand advocates. What are the business and. my business deliver upon them? B2B Marketing.

How long should your online business video production be?

Biznology

In the office, commuting to work, and during off hours; on our desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile devices…we are all watching more online videos for business than ever before. But what is the optimal length of an online business video production ? Thus the golden rule for “how long should an online business video be?” is – never make it longer than it has to be. 180 seconds?

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