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Big Data is Buzzing, But Small Data Packs a Punch [Q&A]

Sales Intelligence View

Rand:  Yes, big data has been quite the buzz word out there, but we really need to recognize the value in small data too. Editorial experts analyze vast sample files to assess the accuracy of different sources. A decade ago, “sales-marketing alignment” was not a phrase on the tips of our tongues every time we entered a conversation about lead generation and revenue. But it is now.

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The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools


Social media monitoring, analytics and stats for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, with benchmarking to measure your performance against peers, insights to optimize content, and reporting capabilities. Sample review: “If you want to do general research on Facebook Stats use Socialbakers.” Sample review: “Find interesting content on ANY topic.

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The 23 Best Content Ideation Tools


Sample review:  “It’s a one-stop for gathering all of your thoughts, all of those articles you want to save for later, and so, so much more…The Evernote webclipper plugin allows you to save online articles and info to a notebook of your choice. Sample review:  “Turns your content creation into a magazine, while it can also be embedded on WordPress sites too.”

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Finding profitable marketing niches in unexpected places

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created a book of samples similar to the paint chip books you might find in a hardware store and went on a world tour. Marketing is not all about Facebook. Too often we are obsessed with these digital dynamos that provoke all the buzz. It created quite a buzz when I pulled it off. Facebook will still be here tomorrow. Finding profitable marketing niches. Likes.

How Long Does it Take to Get Results from Content Marketing?


If she wants to serve up a mouth-watering dish, she’ll also sample her cooking during preparation to make sure she blends the ingredients to perfection. You’re building buzz and increasing awareness. Other popular channels are Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. “ Marketing is impatient. Everything we do feels like we need to do it faster.”. – Ann Handley. Be patient. Source ).

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools


Sample review:  “Add and curate content from any public webpage. It’s a great way to capture the buzz from the show floor after a tradeshow, event or conference.” — Maximize Social Business (Drive). Sample review:  “One of the most important tools in a marketer’s tool belt is knowledge. Sample review:  “Recently, Instapaper got a refresh; it looks and feels better-organized.

The Rules of Inbound Marketing Rewritten for Outbound Marketers

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

Inbound marketers aim to generate buzz, and to do so they contribute others’ blogs, build engaged social media communities, host and promote contributed content, etc. lead seed list is a sample segment of leads in a marketing database. Perhaps theirs sales perform so well in the restaurant industry because restaurants are more likely to have social media presence, and all their best customers have Facebook pages. You can find her on Google + ! I cut my teeth in the B2B marketing world at a company that generates leads entirely through events and inbound marketing. thought.

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13 Hilarious Examples of Truly Awful Stock Photography


The more visual nature of Facebook after the release of Timeline. So this post is going to pull out a small sampling of some of the more ridiculous stock photography you might stumble upon in your search for the stuff that's actually good. 12) Generic Buzz Words. Most marketers are pretty convinced of the importance of using visuals in their marketing. Think about it. Meeting.

3 Steps to Executing a Flawless Influencer Marketing Campaign

Modern B2B Marketing

Are they more likely to browse Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or another social media  channel? Also, 92% are active on Facebook, 88% on Twitter, and 76% on LinkedIn. Give them samples of your product to review, or ask them if they’d like to run a contest (and you’ll supply the prizes). The bloggers were so impressed that their excitement produced huge buzz. Has yours?

20 Amazing Examples Of Brand Content Marketing Hubs

B2B Marketing Insider

That post has 23,000 shares and more than 210,000 likes on Facebook! Lesson for brands:  Take the buzz phrase “act like a publisher” literally. The Birchbox Magazine and Men’s Guide provides original content that helps their customers get the most out of samples. have a running list of about 10 sites that I typically use as examples. Adobe GE Reports.

20 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for Tech Geeks & Digital Marketers


You''re the hottest new social network to totally maybe make Facebook irrelevant. 5) Flappy Bird. Here''s a sampling I recommend due to their unique blend of easy-to-recognize and easy-to-execute. Each person should carry a buzzer and, when the buzzword is uttered, buzz at the offender. Know what''s scary? Figuring out Halloween costumes for work. You''re a mobile "app."

Business Blog Writing: Come on, light my fire!

Writing on the Web

In the sample quote I used about a “128-bit secure site,&# wouldn’t it be more interesting if the business blogged about a client who had a bad experience using an unsecured website? Share this on Facebook. Post on Google Buzz. Why is content marketing and persuasion so difficult, and what can you do to set people on fire? Of course, who wouldn’t? Digg this!

Content Marketing: Connect the Dots and Drive Results

Writing on the Web

Here’s a sample of what you’ll learn: For example, your content should accomplish these 4 goals: Connect with readers right away (ask them about their problems or challenges). Share this on Facebook. Post on Google Buzz. Ahhh, that’s what I’ve been trying to figure out for the last 12 years. In the World Wide Web, there often seems to be no rules.

The Cloud Must Go On – How to Catalyze a PR Win into Revenue with Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

Marc posted on Facebook that Larry’s Sunday keynote had set a low bar for Marc’s presentation. Event-specific signage and an entire on-site team drove buzz and awareness. Now off of Oracle’s turf, could stream a live video feed of Marc’s presentation on Facebook. The news went viral via retweets, Facebook comments, and more within hours of the cancellation.

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A Brave New World in Book Marketing

Savvy B2B Marketing

Not only did she want to see a 50 page sample, but she also wanted to see my proposal. In my proposal although I mentioned that I would continuing doing presentations and workshops, I also said that I would work Facebook and Twitter to help with promotion. hmm, I think I’ll click on that link and find out what all the buzz is about.). She was interested.

Marketing with Videos: What’s Wrong with the Script?

Writing on the Web

I was shocked to read some sample scripts for video commercials being filmed at the studios of iMotionVideo last week in Orlando. Share this on Facebook. Post on Google Buzz. People are still confusing features and benefits in their marketing messages. Some videos are great to watch, even if you’re not interested in what they’re selling. They try to say too much.

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Monitoring vs Analytics [Infographic]

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Heartbeat is the closest to Radian6 and Alterian is that its just the most recent news and social mentions, where as MAP can operate on a much larger sample of historical data on an unlimited basis (at a higher cost than Heartbeat). They work with firms like RIM to grow their 33 Facebook pages, with built in workflow, scheduling, and in multiple languages. FREE MONITORING SERVICES.

What You Need to Know This Morning: June 6, 2013


Thursday is the worst day of the week, because by now you’re exhausted and you don’t yet have that gleeful “almost there” buzz of Friday, so all you can do is keep slogging on. Here’s a cool promo -- a twist on the old stand-on-the-corner-and-give-out-samples tactic. Pepsi created a vending machine that dispenses a cool, refreshing, delicious soda if you Like Pepsi on Facebook.

How to Tailor Content Distribution Throughout the Fashion Life Cycle

Content Standard

Because the biggest fashion icons are highly sought-after for promotions, it’s not as easy as shipping off a free sample to Blake Lively and having her promote it. Once you’ve generated some buzz about your product and put it on consumers’ radars, it’s time to shift your content strategy to continue this growth. As a retailer, you live the fashion life cycle.

4 Content Marketing Goals for a Coach Website

Writing on the Web

So the video gives a sampling of what it’s like to see and hear him. Share this on Facebook. Post on Google Buzz. How should content marketing be used on the home page of your website? What makes good website copy? No matter what business you’re in, your content must achieve 4 things. Answer questions and educate (by suggesting solutions). What were they? Digg this!

Twitter or Facebook: Which Is Right for Your Business?


Since Facebook announced its new social pluggins designed to become the web's identity system, marketers have been buzzing about Facebook. Clearly there's a lot of potential in Facebook -- but how does it compare to Twitter? looked specifically at the number of followers each company had last week on Twitter and Facebook (we call it their reach on each channel).

2011 B2B Marketing Trends


Generating PR “buzz&# and having  a product perceived as “cutting edge&# were called significant challenges by only about a third of marketers, unchanged from last year. Share this on Facebook. Post on Google Buzz. MarketingSherpa recently released its 2011 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report. Strange.). Both figures were up slightly, but similar to last year. Digg this!

Why Reddit Is Relevant To Marketers [CHART]

It's All About Revenue

Beyond Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, marketers can tap into Reddit for a thriving source of community. As with any good content marketing strategy, if it’s relevant and interesting to your target audience then it promotes positive word of mouth buzz. Successful Modern Marketing takes an integrated approach to social media. This would appear to hold true for Reddit, as well.

Blog Marketing Tactics - 10 Tested, Proven Ideas

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Sample image from 2009 blogger quotes project 7.  Use other social channels for distribution, but focus on your site I don’t do too much to nurture followings in external networks, I simply feed content into Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. The Future Buzz Facebook page is being used primarily as just another way for readers to get content 8.  Exactly. 6. 

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30 Brilliant Social Media Marketing Tips From 2011


study from Argyle Social shows that (in their sample) tweets with hashtags got 5% fewer click-throughs than those without hashtags. Remember that Twitter , Facebook , or whatever platform you’re using isn’t the strategy; it’s a tool to distribute your message. This will require you to step back and think about why you are tweeting, or why you have a Facebook Page.

7 Ways to Optimize Your SlideShare Presentations for More Traffic & Leads


While this strategy works for all of your past SlideShare presentations as well, from my experience, building buzz for a new presentation is the best way to get it on the homepage. As an example, you can take a large ebook (like we did with our " 75 Customer Service Facts, Quotes & Statistics ") and create a slideshow that showcases just a sampling of the content -- not the whole book.

Etch A Sketch Wins, Then Loses with Social Media

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couldn’t find any article or post from the company directly about the happenings, except for a small formal statement on their Facebook page. Possibly samples of the candidates as an Etch a Sketch in multiple posts. Done right, Etch A Sketch could continue this story for months after all the buzz is gone. It’s like Etch A Sketch,” he said. Well, not so much.

Getting Started with Pinterest

WindMill Networking

Pinterest has attracted a lot of buzz, and our own Windmill Networking contributor Debbie Miller ‘s recent post on Pinterest for the Hospitality Industry  actually has more Pins than Stumbles or Pluses! In fact, one Pinterest infographic puts the Facebook Fans for Pinterest at 97% female. There are a few options for your profile photo, but if you have an optimized Facebook image, use that as it gives you the most real estate for your branding on your page. Pinterest creates some sample boards for you which you should edit. Who Enjoys Pinning? Not necessarily.

Book Review: Social Media Marketing


With Social Media Marketing: Strategies for Engaging in Facebook, Twitter & Other Social Media , the inimitable Liana “Li&# Evans has provided the definitive handbook for social media marketers. Social Networking (Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, etc.). Share this on Facebook. Post on Google Buzz. Instead, they want to connect. Social Events (e.g., Blogs. Amen!).

Go On Get Your Blog On: How to Empower Employees as Blogging Champions

Modern B2B Marketing

Referencing Ann Handley’s Content Rules  sample blog template , we found this to be a fantastic tool in eliminating barriers that employees might have to writing a post. Engaging in Facebook and Twitter conversations. Sharing valuable insights, company news, and relevant industry posts can help spread the buzz on Marketo and our partners. Marketo blogging basics.

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Small Email Marketing Changes = Big Results

Vertical Response

Content is the #1 most important factor, which I’ve covered extensively in other posts, but besides providing killer content, you can make the following small changes that may produce big results: Try adding the following: (Points coordinate to the numbers in red in the image of our own VR Buzz newsletter header below). 1. To learn more about alt text check out this post. 4.

Study shows Twitter users are powerful consumers

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– 20 percent of consumers indicate they have followed a brand in order to interact with the company — more than become email subscribers or Facebook fans for the sake of interaction. While these statistics are powerful, they may be even more powerful if the sample was taken from MY tribe … or yours.  Share this on Facebook. Post on Google Buzz.

Create a Winning Influencer Marketing Program – 9 Questions Marketers Must Answer


What’s different now is the rise, prevalence and scale of numerous social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine, YouTube and Snapchat. Once you identify which influencers to invite into your program, you can use emails or social communication, such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram direct messages, to invite them into your brand’s influencer marketing program. 4.

No More Geek-Speak: SEO for Smart Bloggers

Writing on the Web

Here is a sample analysis… As you can see, each post or page is graded on search engine standards. Share this on Facebook. Post on Google Buzz. How can you learn basic search marketing for blogging in 5 minutes or less? Scribe SEO Copywriting is a practical tool you install and use for each blog or web pages you want to publish. Trust me, I’m no geek. Digg this!

Content Marketing Biases: Your Attitude Is Showing

Writing on the Web

They appear as statistically “large&# effects that are often shown by majorities of samples of Americans. Share this on Facebook. Post on Google Buzz. How biased are you about peoples’ faces, ages, skin tone, body size, ethic origins? Scientists know that our attitudes and prejudices are subconscious. We may think we’re fair and all-inclusive , but our brains operate surreptitiously, sending us intuitive messages that influence our speech, our decisions and our behavior… and if you’re a content marketer, it will permeate the content you write

How to Become a Stellar Guest Blogger

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When Ann submitted this article to me, she included some of her sample work along with the names of blogs she had been featured on. FaceBook Fans Let’s Discuss Blogging Latest blogging discussions on Lisa’s Note: This is a very solid article by Ann, so I hope you take the time to absorb her information.  Guest posting works best when done regularly.