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Getting Towards a Mature Data Infrastructure

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Many business leaders understand this intuitively. As business-users in the organization are forced to make larger number of critical decisions with larger “payloads” on a more frequent basis, the idea that these decisions must be data-driven is at the fore. Business-users work in the “NOW” timeframe while IT has its own rhythms. Intentions are necessary but not sufficient.

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Agile Marketing in B2B

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And we booked business in the first week of the campaign. Agile marketing increasingly is being recognized as a powerful key to content effectiveness. Buyer interest and trends can change in the blink of an eye, in particular as social and other media drive the news. Breaking news creates windows of opportunities, but only if marketers are quick and smart enough to take advantage of them.

Where does Google+ fit into your B2B Marketing plans? [infographic]

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After all, it’s not every day that a social media website goes to great lengths to make your business more visible, but that’s exactly what you’ll get from Google’s services. This handy guide will show you exactly why Google Plus is such a useful tool for businesses and B2B marketing. Don’t wait any longer, make Google + a part of your business plans today!

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Getting Big Data to Actually Work

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So, while most marketers and most companies “talk” about big data they just go on with “business as usual” taking little or no action. Recently, my UK colleague, Richard Petley, director of PwC Risk and Assurance, conducted a survey of 1,800 senior business leaders in North America and Europe. Most marketers I talk with today say they are drowning in data. This is not just my opinion.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

a 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. or very strong indirect) correlation with tangible business outcomes their. content.

The State of Digital Marketing 2015

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So I’d like to offer you some statistics I found eye-opening from a recent report published by Smart Insights: One half (50%) of businesses surveyed do not have a defined digital plan or strategy, although they are active in digital marketing. Nearly 60% of peoples’ time is now devoted to digital marketing activities , showing the importance of skills development in this area.

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Interview with Simon Sinek – Start With Why

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I had a chance to catch up with fellow author, Simon Sinek to discuss his book called – Start With Why at the World Business Forum held in New York at Radio City Music Hall on October 7-8. Branding Innovation Strategy Thought Leadership b2b marketing strategy market positioning Marketing Strategy positioning simon sinek WOBI world business forum Everybody knows what they do.

6 Tips for Turning Big Data into Great Customer Experiences

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Posted in Behavioral Targeting Business Intelligence Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Enterprise 2.0 Yes, big data can fundamentally shift the way you do business. 2) Align big data goals with your individual business goals. Behavioral Targeting Business Intelligence Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Enterprise 2.0 We see this every day. By far.

How Does Social Listening Change the Way You Do Business (and Create ROI)?

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This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of How Does Social Listening Change the Way You Do Business (and Create ROI)? We discussed a ton of ideas on how to capture ROI or create impact using social media! Don’t just listen to social media for listening sake, listen to social media with purpose!

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

a 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. or very strong indirect) correlation with tangible business outcomes their. content.

The Missing Link Between Media and Marketing

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This not only ensures that you get what you paid for from your media investment, it also allows you to more rapidly get down to the business of nurturing and developing customers. It’s apparent that there’s a missing vital component in the quest to modernize marketing. Integration between the two is a critical missing link. Taking action on the missing link is a necessity.

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Social Business Intelligence: Wisdom from the Outside-In

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Social Business Intelligence is all about wisdom – the wisdom to listen, to interpret, and to act authentically and from the outside-in, displaying fidelity to the expressed wants and needs of the billion-plus consumers who offer opinions online. Classic Business Intelligence yields data from the inside out. When interpreted via a sensible methodology, data becomes intelligence.

How Are Serious Games Reinventing Businesses?

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LH: A serious game is a game that we play to solve a business problem as opposed to any other kind of game typically played for entertainment purposes. When I play a serious game, I’m trying to solve some kind of a business problem like managing a complex sale or developing a product-marketing plan. Posted in Crowdsourcing Gaming Innovation. How does that differ from just a game?

Social Data can Adds Years to a CMOs Tenure

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CMOs: Shedding light on marketing performance Businesses use enterprise data and metrics to manage business. Data Mining Social Business Intelligence Social Media chief marketing officer CMO Social DataOver the last few years, marketing publications have reminded us countless times of the dangers of being a CMO, of which the most lamented was the role’s short-tenure.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

a 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. or very strong indirect) correlation with tangible business outcomes their. content.

4 Lessons from Responsive Design for CMOs

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Posted in Advertising Content Marketing Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Design Innovation Interactive Marketing Internet Optimization Web Design. Responsive design brings a variety of benefits – both for brand marketers and the consumers interacting with content across multiple devices. Rule #1: Don’t Become Complacent. Rule #2: Always Be Refining. touch, swipe).

3 Ways Social Media can Boost Sales Success

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Posted in Blogging Business Intelligence Communities Content Marketing Conversational Marketing Enterprise 2.0 Facebook Lead Generation Lead Nurturing People Sales Social Business Intelligence Social Media Social Networking Strategy Thought Leadership Twitter. Blogging Business Intelligence Communities Content Marketing Conversational Marketing Enterprise 2.0

Social Data Made Simple: Getting Started with a Strategy

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Big Data Data Analytics Innovation Social Business Intelligence Social Data Social Data StrategyLast week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of Social Data Made Simple: Getting Started with a Strategy. This webinar featured Ira Haberman ( @ irahaberman ) Director of Storytelling at BrainRider, Ned Kumar (@ nedkumar ) Digital Strategist for FedEx and Sean Williams (@ Colorado2NYC ) Consumer Promotions Social Media at JetBlue Airlines. We discussed how to get started with a strategy around social data.

5 Ways CMOs Can Master Their Online Customer Experience

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There’s a reason why Amazon garners such incredible repeat business. Posted in Behavioral Targeting Customer Experience eCommerce Online Testing Optimization. The digital affinity of consumers, who once were bound by a very tactile customer experience of seeing and touching products in-store, has put a lot of pressure on CMOs to become the boss of their online customer experience.

The Social-Shake-Up: A New Breed of Marketer is Coming

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In this new era, business models cannot be limited to what legacy IT is able to support. Instead, all business systems, including monetization platforms, must adapt to deliver the experiences customers want. Social Business Intelligence: Wisdom from the Outside-In When interpreted via a sensible methodology, data becomes intelligence. So what does a CDO do?

10 Ecommerce Predictions for 2013

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True, Real-Time Personalization, for Everyone - Now that this complex technology is made easily available to the masses, we’re going to see major industries like finance, travel and media lead the charge—but also expect businesses in other industries, such as gaming and charity, to take advantage of personalization solutions to offer more custom experiences. You’ll be forgiven if you.

Why Sustainable Competitive Advantage is so 1990

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I had a chance to catch up with Columbia Business School professor and fellow author, Rita McGrath to discuss her latest book called – The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013). So the structure they have today was built to help deliver yesterday’s business.

How to Make the Zero Moment of Truth Work for You

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Posted in Behavioral Targeting Business Intelligence Conversion Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Interactive Marketing Internet Search SEO Strategy User Generated Content. If customers keep seeing the same old commentary on your main site, or your social media sites haven’t been updated in months, they might think you’ve gone out of business—and you’ll lose their business.

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Monitoring vs Analytics [Infographic]

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They “don’t talk sentiment” they are “applying social strategically to business objectives”. Networked Insights – they provide a dashboard called SocialSense (on a SaaS and API basis) as well as stand-alone reports based on business issues. Feel free to let me know how you are using some of these tools to help your company make better business decisions! So lets dig in!

Don’t Blame Facebook: 10 Reasons Low Conversion Rates Are YOUR Fault

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5 Ways B2B Can Learn from B2C Marketers Business and consumer brands have traditionally approached marketing from two. Posted in Advertising Applications Branding Content Marketing Customer Experience Facebook Inbound Marketing Listening Personalization Social Media. So, you’re one of the seemingly millions of brands out there using Facebook to lure people over to your website.

Amazon vs. Wal-Mart: How Online Strategy Can Meet In-Store Opportunity

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When Wal-Mart announced plans to use its retail locations to fulfill online orders last week, the media and business community broke into a collective game of word association. Posted in Commerce eCommerce Strategy. The word? Amazon. Prior to breaking the news, Wal-Mart was already one of the few companies that could compete with Amazon online. Well, and install the lockers. A lot.

Why Digital Marketers Need to Get More Personal

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However, retailers, in tandem with their marketing vendors, must first identify what personalization really means—and what it means to their business and target customers. Posted in behavioral targeting Personalization. What does personalization really mean? You’ll be forgiven if you have absolutely no idea. It makes sense. The problem is, it hasn’t been done successfully thus far.

Social Intelligence adds value throughout the Stage Gate Process

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Social data can be a unifying thread of information that supports decision-making at every stage of product development – discovering a new product idea, building a business case for it, developing the product, testing and validation, launch, and post-launch review. Social data is becoming increasingly important in the new product development processes of many companies.

More Traffic? Or More Conversions? No Contest.

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By focusing on the deep analytics and insights gained from testing with online customers, not just boosting traffic, not only improves the efficiency and effectiveness of their e-commerce site, but several other aspects of their businesses as well. In short, they can offer experiences more suited to customer needs and wants — and that is the true goal of any e-commerce business.

There is NO Passive Marketing with Social!

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Advertising Business Intelligence Customer Data Mining Innovation Listening Social Business Intelligence Social Media Social Networking Hail Mary Hope Social Data Strategy TV buyingTraditionally, marketers think of outcomes like they think of the weather – you sit back and see what happens. Well “hope” isn’t a strategy. Not so with Social Media. How important is real-time data?

CMOs Win When High-Value Customers Are Treated Personally Online

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Posted in Advertising Behavioral Targeting Big Data Business Intelligence Commerce Content Marketing Conversational Marketing Conversion Optimization Customer Customer Experience Inbound Marketing Influencer Interactive Marketing Lead Generation Lead Nurturing Leadership Online Advertising Online Testing Optimization Strategy Thought Leadership. Discover unique attributes of unique markets.

5 Ways B2B Can Learn from B2C Marketers

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Business and consumer brands have traditionally approached marketing from two totally different vantage points. B2B sites that don’t aim to play catch-up sooner rather than later will risk losing business, and budget. Posted in Buying Cycle Conversion Conversion Optimization Customer Customer Experience Personalization Strategy. 2) Start testing, seriously.

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It’s Time For CMOs To Tap Into The Power Of Personalization

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Isn’t that what really matters to your business? Posted in eCommerce Optimization Personalization. According to Forrester Research , U.S. e-commerce sales are expected to hit $370 billion by 2017 – that’s 10 percent of retail sales. These are some pretty staggering figures that brands and their CMOs cannot afford to ignore. Consumers today are finicky and want what they want, now.

3 Ways Mobile Insights Are Informing Online and Offline Marketing

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5 Ways B2B Can Learn from B2C Marketers Business and consumer brands have traditionally approached marketing from two. Posted in Customer Experience Mobile. It’s predicted that shoppers around the world will have purchased about $119 billion worth of goods and services through their mobile phones by 2015. So how can mobile consumer data improve sales and marketing efforts?

Social Listening: Harness Marketing Insights from Consumer Conversations

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Business Intelligence Data Analytics Data Mining Listening Reputation Monitoring Social Business Intelligence Social Customer Service Social Media Consumer Insights Consumer Intelligence Social Data Social Insights Social Intelligence Social ListeningThis webinar was sponsored by Brandwatch. We discussed tips and tricks for finding and utilizing Social Listening in your organization!

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Leading Companies for Customer Service, On and Off Social

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Reporting success of your customer service program – be sure to frame your results in a way that is meaningful to the business and not just focused on how you won over a unhappy client. Recently I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of Leading Companies for Customer Service, On and Off Social.

Seth's Blog: How to read a business book

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How to read a business book. A lot of people read business books in just the same way. and business books , though. The stakes are a lot higher when it comes to business. m passionate about writing business books precisely for this reason. There are more business books sold than most other non-fiction categories for the same reason. Seths Blog. preview.

Four Ways to Evolve Your Online Conversions

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Leading retailers have realized that the deep analytics and insights gained from testing with online customers is not only improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their e-commerce site, but several other aspects of their businesses as well. Posted in Conversion Conversion Optimization. Learn from those who are bigger, faster and stronger. Test your theory. Examine outliers.

Making Marketing Agility Cool

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Meanwhile, there are already other departments within corporations that are continually refining their budgets and plans using the latest business intelligence data from enterprise resource systems. Chief Marketing Officers take pride in being the trendsetters around the corporate corral – the arbiters of hip, the sharpest dressers, the consummate gadgeteers. Now that’s cool.

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