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Know When To Fold ‘Em

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Well, I’ve got to tell that when you’re dealing with business development reps, sometimes you really do need to know when to fold ‘em. Ah yes – you know where that line comes from, don’t you?  While country music is not necessarily my go-to choice of music genres, I really love the song The Gambler by Kenny Rogers.  I love it for a couple of reasons, really.  We’ve all had them, right? 

Before You Build an In-House Teleprospecting Team

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John Maxwell calls it the Law of the Lid in his book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – “…your organization or business will not rise beyond the level your leadership allows.” I’m not saying you can’t do it, I’m saying that if you’re going to, you’ve got a lot to learn. If you’ve never worked IN business development from a teleprospecting perspective, then how do you know what metrics are the most important? So you’re thinking about building an in-house teleprospecting team, huh? mean, someone has to follow up on all of those inbound leads you’re getting, right?

No Time Today…

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Been real busy today, so unfortunately I have nothing original to share with you. . Hey everybody! Do not fret, though! . Craig Rosenberg, marketing and  lead generation expert also known as the Funnelholic, has come to the rescue!  Today, Craig posted a great blog article over at his site, where he is creating The Marketing Hipster Dictionary.  What a great idea!  Basically, what he’s doing over the course of a couple of different entries (today and next Thursday), is compiling a list of terms that are used not only on his site, but throughout the sales and marketing space. 

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Top 100 Qualities of a Great Teleprospecting Rep – #36: Determined

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Great teleprospectors determine within themselves that regardless of the list presented them, they’re going to set appointments and pass leads that have actual potential to close business. That, in case you weren’t aware, sums up Steve Spielberg’s The Goonies.  They had a lot of different characters to the group:  Mikey was the leader.  Determined to find leads. 2.  Thanks!

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.

Teleprospecting Teams – 3 Ways to Get What You Need From Them

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Sales closes the business, but it’s the appointment setting team, the teleprospecting team, the BDR’s who are making the calls to put sales in front of the prospects who are (hopefully) going to buy.  You know, I think depending on the age of the person you talk to, they’re always going to tell you that “their&# era of NBC’s Saturday Night Live was the best. 

Follow Friday Blog Post, Take Two

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justinlevy – Justin Levy is the Director of Business Development, Corporate Strategy, and Client Services at New Marketing Labs. Justin is a prolific tweeter and his tweets are often a mix between the personal and business, but they’re always good. Justin has a blog, Justin Levy , which explores social media and its impact in the business world. Inbound marketing.

Follow Friday Blog Post

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gerhard20 – Gerhard Gschwandtner shares great info on Sales topics, from his recent posts about using his iPad for business to Sales 2.0 paul_mccord – Paul McCord, Business Development Strategist and all around nice guy.  funnelholic – Craig Rosenberg, the Funnelholic , offers great demand generation information, and presents it in a way that I find really enjoyable to read. 

Interview with David Meerman Scott

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One philosophy is that you want to try to generate leads, sales leads, and I think that’s a fine way to do business, particularly if you have a sales force.  So, without further adieu, here’s my interview with David Meerman Scott: What was the impetus for writing “The New Rules of PR and Marketing?”. I’ve been doing a lot of the things in the book before I wrote the book.  You needed a .edu

You Can’t Expect to Hear “No”

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Tomorrow we can make more calls, talk with more prospects, qualify more of them in OR out of our sales process, and close more business.  Did you ever have a Magic 8-Ball ?  You remember that, right?  You ask it questions, shake it up, and then look at the bottom of the ball to see which side of the twenty-sided die inside floated to the top.  And what do you think happened?  What about you? 

Greasing Marketing and Sales

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HubSpot’s blog featured a guest entry yesterday from Sales 2.0 CEO Nigel Edelshain, entitled “ What the Heck is Sales 2.0 (& Why Should I Care)? ”  Nigel, as I found out in the article, is the man who coined the term “Sales 2.0:”. Sales 2.0 is about sales people using Web 2.0 tools and social media to sell more effectively. Photo Credit:  ralphbijker via Flickr.

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 Do Your Prospects Want to be, well, Prospected?

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You’ve probably got a list or a database chock full of folks that you really want to do business with.  Sure you want to do business with them because that means money for you and your organization, but I’m sure there are those that you want to do business because of the weight that their name carries in their respective industries.  Think about your prospects for a minute.  Now take a minute and think about how you reach out to those folks, from a teleprospecting perspective.  Frichol’s article, Are You Selling or Facilitating Buying for Customers? Who makes the decision? 

16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats

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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.”.

The Social Business Shift [Infographic]

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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

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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.

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.

Marketing to Millennial business buyers

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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.

This is Your Real Social Business Strategy Challenge

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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

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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.

Is Inbound Marketing Holding Your Business Back?

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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.

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.

Better Business Blogs: Correct Those Broken Links

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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.

Social Business and Big Data: the Business Intelligence Goldmine

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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

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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).

The business case for unbranded content

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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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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.

The Social Business Imperative

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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.

Business volunteering – people or profits?

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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. 

10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog

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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

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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.

Debunking myths around sales videos for business

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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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How long should your online business video production be?

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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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Has social business finally arrived?

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Based on what has been written by advocates of social business, one might have expected radical changes to have already occurred across the business landscape. While many start-up companies have adopted new technologies and business models, the majority of businesses, however, have been relatively slow to change. The post Has social business finally arrived?

The Top 8 Social Networks For Business

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Recently, Adobe’s CMO.com released their 5th annual CMO Guide to The Social Landscape highlighting the top 8 social networks for businesses. And while Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube should be top of mind for any marketer, not all businesses are creating content specifically for these channels. It is also one of the top sites for business professionals.

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.

Two reasons to invest in online business video production

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To get informed and educated quickly, the people who make decisions are watching more and more online business videos every single day for a reason. The reason is pretty simple – online business video marketing content gives them [decision makers at any stage, from lower level recommenders to ultimate budget holders] the most amount of information in the shortest amount of time.

29 Quotes On The Future of Business

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And many businesses are struggling to keep up. In an attempt to tell that story, I have covered the future of marketing and now I’m looking for the best quotes, studies and predictions on the future of business. Please comment below with any quotes you think help to tell the story that the world is changing and we need to adapt to succeed in the future of business.

Nine Arguments Against Business Storytelling

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I’ve noticed a content marketing backlash, recently, with a particular vitriol directed toward business storytelling. In Storytelling: For And Against , a Content Director made cases for and against business storytelling. Business, on the other hand, has always been self-serving. Every business solves problems for a fee. Two more articles showed up this week. PR spins.

Interesting Marketing Trends of Small Businesses [Infographic]

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Small businesses face challenges of small budgets and scarce resources, causing them to be even more selective of their decisions in growing their top line. Small businesses therefore test, pivot, and analyze to recognize where their dollars would be best spent. This infographic outlines some of the tactics and observations that help small businesses advertise. Postal Service.

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 Blab: Trust Acceleration

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The business case for Blab. The post The Business Case for Blab: Trust Acceleration appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. The business case for Blab. The post The Business Case for Blab: Trust Acceleration appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Is it really this good? For brands?

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