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FEARLESS COMPETITOR Webinar: 5 Ways to Differentiate Your Company in a Highly Competitive Marketplace
| SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2012
5 Ways to Differentiate Your Company in a Highly Competitive Marketplace (click on title to register for this webinar). Jeff Ogden of Find New Customers will share five creative ways companies today break through the clutter and getting themselves heard. Overview. When everyone’s shouting, no one hears anything. What do you think?
LEADER NETWORKS Does Your Company Inspire Trust? How Online Communities Can Help!
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
The chief executive’s voice is no longer the trusted source for information about the company, the industry or service trends. In a 2007 article entitled “ What is trust worth? ,” published in Qn , the Yale School of Management journal, author Steve LaVoie discusses his company’s experience with the role and value of trust. Not really.
B2B VOICES World-Class Social Practices for B2B Companies
| SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2011
What was particularly noteworthy about the online survey (which was fielded this spring) was its global scope – 1,897 senior executives from larger companies across 50 countries in North America, Europe, Afria, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The average global company still relies primarily on page views.
- Industrial Companies Underuse the One Social Media Tactic with Proven ROI
Social media usage by industrial companies has received some coverage lately. ve read two different survey studies about how companies within the industrial sector use or plan to use social media. The one statistic that stood out for me and is consistent in both these studies is that company blogs rated low for usage across the board.
HUBSPOT A Detailed Anatomy of the New LinkedIn Company Page Design
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
Last Thursday, we announced that LinkedIn Company Pages were getting a nice, refreshing makeover, and provided a brief overview of the changes. Remember: the changes you'll see will affect only the design of your Company Page. Now have a seat, as we walk you through exactly what's changing about LinkedIn Company Pages.
LEADER NETWORKS Online Customer Communities Change Companies
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
They fundamentally change the nature and way a company does business. When launching an online community it is important that companies take a hard look at what the social footprint will do to their operations. When companies first start to engage online they tend to treat all information as equal, but that is not the best practice.
MODERN B2B MARKETING 4 Reasons B2B Companies Should Use Linkedin Company Pages, Plus 4 Examples and 4 Tips to Get Started
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2010
Have you seen the changes to the LinkedIn Company Pages? There is now a Product and Services tab that lets you feature everything about your company and what you sell. In new LinkedIn Products and Services pages you see videos right when they are most desired, when prospects, vendors and friends are viewing your company information.
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B 69% of B2B Companies Ignore Social Media Feedback
| THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
A majority of B2B companies are not paying enough attention to their customers’ social media activities and managing them for effective business outcomes. Many B2B companies are just plain ignoring social media in their day to day operations. 51% of B2B companies have no social media tracking in place at all.
INBOUND SALES NETWORK What’s The One Thing Your Company Must Have?
| THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
There are lots of very valuable companies that exist for a time without turning a profit. The one thing your company must have is customers. Sure it sound obvious, but sometimes this is the biggest thing companies - both big and small - forget. That takes us to the second factor to consider: company size. Project Owner.
HUBSPOT 21 Reasons People Don't Trust Your Company
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
Then why are there still so many companies out there eliciting the stink eye from leads and prospects? You could hire a branding consultant or agency to help your company be more likeable, but I have a better idea. 21 Reasons People Don't Trust Your Company. Don't let your company be one of them. Hey, lean in real close.
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B Google+ Pages for B2B Companies
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
If you jumped into Google+ when personal pages came out and you understand how the platform works, you know what kinds of posts resonate and how important engagement is to the platform, you should absolutely create a Google+ page for your B2B company today. The biggest reason is search. will update this as it changes. Argyle Social. Hubspot.
- 5 ways corporate culture determines social media success
In the lobby of their impressive building, there was a huge plaque with the corporate philosophies of the company’s founder — a man who had died 25 years ago. As I learned about this company, it was apparent that this beloved man’s influence extended far beyond the grave into the daily activities of the company life today!
HUBSPOT LinkedIn Launches New Company Page Design: See What's Changing
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
LinkedIn Company Pages are about to get a little design makeover, the social network announced on its blog today. Company Page Changes: General Overview. All in all, the changes you'll see will affect only the design of your Company Page. The availability of Company Pages on iPhone, Android, and iPad apps. Surprise!
INBOUND SALES NETWORK Why Your Company is NOT Better, Quicker, Faster or Smarter!!!
| THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
These claims are pretty much made by every company out there. If you want to truly differentiate your company or solution in the eyes of your prospect, here is a piece of advice – DON’T START WITH THE WORDS -BETTER – QUICKER – FASTER or SMARTER. Of course, it is all based on their perceived advantage.
THE FORWARD OBSERVER How LinkedIn Company Pages Work Like Magic for B2B Marketers
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer With the new LinkedIn company page, B2B marketers can increase awareness of their company and products, improve search engine rankings and generate more leads. Any B2B company that is looking to connect with industry professionals and generate leads should be using LinkedIn.
MARKETING EDGE 4 Ways A Company Trusts Social Media
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2009
Their new book Trust Agents is a journey for companies and individuals to determine whether each is worthy of trusting each other. After all, all this access to information and opinions makes the world a very uncertain place, and the number one element of fear for companies and individuals is the unknown. Time 16:22. What’s your take?
MODERN B2B MARKETING Why Your Company Blog is Striking Out
| FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
So what happens if the company blog is suffering from a case of no interest? First of all, your communications manager should make sure the problem is not with the company’s reputation. Save the Company Blog! Ask yourself the question, what is the primary purpose of your company blog? Assign a Managing Editor.
JUNTA 42 3 Ways to Extract Brand Stories from Inside the Company
| MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
Now, before we look at some of the ideas below, we all need to realize that almost NO COMPANY has a shortage of raw material for content marketing (this piece on content audits may help). In one technology company we worked with in the past, much of the customer service happened through back and forth email. You’ve done it.
BIZNOLOGY How does your team get digital marketing training?
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
Most of you know that I do a lot of training work, both for individuals and companies, and it has struck me recently that there might not be enough choices in how companies train their teams. offer online training through Fairleigh Dickinson and Cal-Irvine, along with some private training companies. Photo credit: Wikipedia.
MARKETRI Turn Your Company’s Anniversary into a Marketing Powerhouse!
| TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
It doesn’t matter if your company is turning one, five or 25 -- whatever the age, celebrating an anniversary can be a powerful marketing tool. Create a successful teamwork environment to spur your employees’ feelings of company pride and loyalty. Highlight any big news about the future of the company.
MARKETING INTERACTIONS What Nuances Differentiate Your Company?
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2009
Companies can spin numbers to say the same things—or better—than you do. B2B marketers are so used to talking about their products that they forget about what makes them unique to specific markets. You've got to get your marketing content refined down to nuances to attract prospects who will become buyers. Seriously. Think about it.
BIZNOLOGY Do large companies need to specialize in their markets?
| MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
After considering it for a moment, you might say to yourself that maybe large businesses would need to specialize only when they were up against other large companies. Photo credit: Wikipedia. If they’ve got all that money and they can produce whatever amounts they can sell, why would they need to specialize. But you’d be wrong.
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B 10 Reasons Why B2B Companies Are Failing With Social Media
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
Too many B2B companies are flat out failing at social media marketing. This isn’t an attack on the companies. Email marketing has been around for decades and many companies still don’t have that mystery figured out yet. 10 Reasons Why B2B Companies Are Failing With Social Media. It isn’t their fault.
INBOUND SALES NETWORK Does Your Company Blog for Fun, Fame, or Fortune?
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012
The reasons for having a company blog can be numerous: drive traffic, create brand awareness, or generate leads to name a few. The second advantage is often overlooked: when you review a book or a company's products, you'll likely get the attention of the author or company. Blogging to Increase Traffic. The Bottom Line.
HUBSPOT 5 Simple Steps to an Awesome LinkedIn Company Page
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Last month, LinkedIn launched company updates , making LinkedIn Company Pages more important than ever for businesses. Utilizing a company page can help increase your company reach, increase your business' product awareness, and generate leads on LinkedIn. With that in mind, here are 5 steps to complete your company page.
INBOUND SALES NETWORK Does Your B2B Company Have a Retention Marketing Strategy?
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
The cost of acquiring new clients is always much higher than the cost of servicing existing ones, so customer retention marketing should be on the top of all company’s priorities. Companies are so focused on acquisition marketing that they often forget about their most valuable asset, their current customers. Do it Again and Again.
HUBSPOT New LinkedIn Company Pages Are Finally Rolled Out to EVERYONE
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
A few weeks ago, we alerted you to the pending arrival of the new LinkedIn company page design. The new LinkedIn company page design is HERE! If you need a little refresher about what to do to set it up, reference our ridiculously in-depth ebook on the subject, A Step-by-Step Guide to LinkedIn's New Company Pages. Go set it up!
LEAD VIEWS Why Every B2B Company Needs Sales Analytics
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010
Most companies have already created processes to reach out to people who want to be identified – they know what to do when someone responds to an RFP, or fills up a Contact Us form. Knowing the name of the company by itself may not be very useful. By looking at only individuals, the company-wide view of the data is lost.
BIZNOLOGY Employees represent their companies online, like it or not
| FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
The result was a flowery language laced mea culpa by the perpetrator, a relative amount of humble pie consumed and many questions raised about just what responsibility an employee has to his company in the social space and vice versa. Photo credit: Steve Woolf. In the social media age we desperately want to have our cake and eat it too.
HUBSPOT 10 Companies That Totally Nailed Their Taglines
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012
So if you're looking to get a little tagline inspiration of your own, take a look at some of our favorite company taglines -- from past and present! But there's no way Kennedy+Weiden, the agency that established this tagline, could possibly have guessed that that is the direction Nike was headed when the company first debuted.
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B The Revolution of Social Selling for B2B Companies
| MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
However, for the masses, it is only a matter of time before all companies – across all industries – inform their purchasing decisions via peer-to-peer social networks and highly personalized product data. Debunking the Myths of Social Selling for B2B The social selling revolution is well underway for B2B companies. leader.
- Can social media change your company’s culture? I doubt it.
As I pondered this possibility, I’d like to suggest that this scenario is very unlikely, and in fact the opposite is true — company cultures are radically changing the social web! Anybody who has ever worked in a large company knows that corporate culture can be a very mysterious, powerful, and difficult thing to deal with.
SAVVY B2B MARKETING 10 Ways Customer Stories Help Companies Sell
| MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
Read on to see all the ways that companies benefit from customer stories. Here are 10 ways that customer stories help companies market and sell better -- from lead generation to closing deals to selling more to current customers. Example: “Learn how ABC Company Reduced Its Costs by 40%.” ” 3.
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B 31% of Companies Block Employees From Using Social Media
| THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
recently needed the results of a survey that showed how many companies blocked employee access to social networking sites. If you think about social media adoption in the past two years, there’s almost no way that a statistic about companies blocking employees from social media sites from two years ago could have any meaning today.
FEARLESS COMPETITOR How companies miss the boat on experience
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010
Salesrep B – new to the company, but an innovative and top performer. 96% of companies would have hired C — the competitor rep. 3% of companies would have selected A — our experienced salesrep. The single most common requirement in a job description is industry experience. experience, you need not apply.
HUBSPOT How to Cultivate a Company-Wide Social Media Culture
| MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
In fact, now that social media has picked up steam in its conquest of the digital realm, the companies coming out on top are not just those that send out some pre-scheduled tweets; the successful companies actually adapt their entire corporate culture to our social media-oriented world. Today, it's all digital, baby. Yours.
FEARLESS COMPETITOR The One Thing EVERY Company Needs Today
| TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010
She should work closely on your company’s demand generation program and build metrics to track results. Your Chief Content Officer is the person who can own this mission in your company. is a Chief Content Officer. As Paul says “Content is the final battle for marketing.. The need for action is there. What do you think?
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS Company Blog: What Can You Expect From Them?
| TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
We recently won a few pieces of new business from companies that were following us on our blog. These are a few things you should expect from a company blog. Marketing Tips Social Marketing company blog integrated marketing. Blogs can play an important part in your overall marketing plan. 2011-Trends in B-to-B Blogging.
HUBSPOT 7 B2B Companies to Admire for Exceptional Visual Content
| MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
So to help you get out of that non-visual rut and feel inspired to create awesome visual content of your own, we’ve compiled several noteworthy visual content examples from some B2B companies that have it right. Help Scout, a company that makes help desk software, is no stranger to visual content creation. 1) Dropbox. 2) Help Scout.
INTEGRATED B2B Content marketing? Danish companies show you how to do it.
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
Scandinavians companies, and Danish companies in particular, are known for their no-nonsense, modest approach to B2B marketing. Many Danish companies have not built their successes on huge marketing budgets as seen in other parts of the world. How do you approach content marketing at your company?
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B B2B Companies Can Target LinkedIn Updates
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
LinkedIn now lets companies target their status updates by a variety of factors. One of the tactics I mentioned in a post about B2B companies generating leads on LinkedIn was to use status updates to share content with your LinkedIn followers. And remember, only company page admins can post company status updates.
WRITTENT Why Digital Influencers Can Explode Your Company’s Bottom Line
| MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
Given the fact that consumers still care more about recommendations from humans than branded content , your company’s best bet for coming into the center stage is connecting your content marketing strategy with digital influencers. 'Every day, 55 million Facebook statuses are updated. What Are Digital Influencers? How to Find Key Influencers.
CONVERSIONATION Most Employees Have No Idea if Their Company Has a Social Media Policy
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011
A company is a legal entity. Production, communication and all other activities are done by the people within the company and within businesses that collaborate with it. The people in the company operate within a market environment. It does not produce anything. It does not communicate, and it has no activities. A [.].
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B 9 Ways B2B Companies Can Use Location Based Services
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011
Obviously these are more B2C focused examples, but there’s no reason a B2B focused company couldn’t take a similar approach if they know their audience well. Ways B2B Companies Can Use Facebook Places Facebook just announced their location-based check-in system called Places and. Partnerships. Sponsorships and Advertising.
ONPATH Social CRM - How some companies are using it.
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
One of the areas that we did not have enough time to cover is real life examples of companies using Social CRM. How Real Companies are Going Social and Winning. Enterasys Networks , a data-networking company based out of Massachusetts, employs 750 individuals around the globe. Should I care? Watch the recording here. Case Study.
- How Accountable Are You To Your Company's Success?
Last week I had the chance to attend an Oz Principal leadership workshop with my fellow managers. There were a variety of topics covered, and fellow Director Matt Fitts wrote on one of the topics covered. wanted to take the opportunity to discuss one of the other main principles of the workshop, accountability. So, where is your head at?
SAZBEAN Making Your Brand Stand for More than Just Your Company
| TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
But what if your brand is more than just your company? As a B2B company, it can be difficult to have any type of brand recognition. Tags: Business Marketing Social Media Social Networks Strategy brand brand recognition branding communication company cree graphic design lighting mission statements What then? photo by Mr Guep ).
FIFTH GEAR ANALYTICS Mentoring: People Leave Leaders – Not Companies.
| THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
We know that most people leave leaders, not companies. We also know that great performers most often join leaders, not companies. Our company’s most valued and core asset is our people. We try to move forward, intentionally, developing this asset. Over two years ago, we formalized Mentoring program at SIGMA Marketing Group.
HUBSPOT 7 Companies That Totally 'Get' Their Buyer Personas
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012
That exercise has come to manifest itself in what we in the biz call a " persona ," and there are some companies who have done an excellent job at not just figuring out who their target customer is, but marketing to them in just the right way. If you've ever seen a company's marketing campaign and stopped to think, "Wow. Seventeen.
DIGITAL BODY LANGUAGE Cartoon: Who is creating content for your company?
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
Today's my first attempt at cartooning (okay, not really, all the hard work was done by gifted cartoonist Brady Bonus ). hope you enjoy it! First posted this morning on It's All About Revenue : Tags: Social media Content
SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM Employees Have No Clue if Their Company Has a Social Media Policy
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
53% of the employees find that their colleagues should be disciplined by their employer if they slander the company on social networking websites. An important conclusion is that most employees aren’t aware of possible legal consequences when publicly criticizing their company. Of course, users must know these risks too. MyJobGroup.co.uk
LEADER NETWORKS Keeping The B2B Customer Satisfied: Why Companies Need Online Communities
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011
But in a world of fierce global price competition, increasing transparency of business practices, and ever-rising complexity, these customer interaction channels are no longer enough for many B2B companies. We are a research and strategy consulting company that helps organizations succeed in social business and B2B online community building.
BIZNOLOGY Google Plus was born prematurely and you should take advantage
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011
Most of the very early adopters that did not read the explicit terms of service ( ToS ) statement took the opportunity to not only create a G+ account for themselves but also set up Google Plus profiles for their brands and companies as well. This is now becoming old news but it explains everything. remember adding Vin Diesel to my circles.
HUBSPOT 10 Clever Website Error Messages From Creative Companies
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
Taptaptap is a company that 1) creates apps for your iPhone, and 2) knows that everyone loves funny baby pictures. What other companies have creative error messages when their websites are down? But no matter how many resources you put into ensuring your website never, ever, ever goes down. your website will totally still go down.
HUBSPOT How to Boost LinkedIn Lead Gen With Targeted Company Pages
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011
One of the most underutilized features of LinkedIn Company Pages is the ability to target your company's product page based on demographics such as job function, industry, and geographic location. Smart marketers should set up their targeted LinkedIn Company Product Page variations as soon as possible. Congratulations!
STORIES THAT SELL Why Companies Need to F-R-E-E Their Case Studies
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010
A small software company recently ran an experiment… The company, which had been requiring registration to download its customer case studies, decided to unlock those stories on their website. In just one week, the company reported that downloads of its case studies were three times higher than the previous four months combined
- Why Industrial Companies and Manufacturers Struggle with Content Marketing
Many industrial companies and manufacturers struggle with content marketing. If you are the Sales & Marketing Director or the Marketing Specialist in one of these companies, you need to: Sift through the volumes of online information about content marketing. Inviting guest bloggers to post on your company blog if you have one.
HUBSPOT LinkedIn Launches Company Follow Button (How to Add It Now)
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
Looking to generate more followers for your awesomely optimized LinkedIn Company Page ? This morning, LinkedIn made it just a little bit easier to generate company followers with the launch of its new follow button. Convinced you should spend some time building the reach of your LinkedIn Company Page? 69%) and Facebook (.77%).
FEARLESS COMPETITOR Why do some companies prosper – despite a terrible economy?
| THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011
how bad times are and how few companies are hiring. few companies are growing fast and hiring quickly. In fact, those companies are hiring as fast as they can. Who are those companies and why are they doing so well, despite bad economic news? How do the marketing and sales budgets compare in YOUR company? ).
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B 5 Ways to Generate Leads from a LinkedIn B2B Company Page
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
Many B2B companies have been successful at generating leads from LinkedIn , but there are features of a company page that B2B marketers are just not aware of. Most B2B companies have company pages on LinkedIn where they include a keyword-stuffed paragraph or two of marketing-speak. Products and Services. Free Banners.
HUBSPOT How to Cultivate a Content Culture at Your Company
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013
When I talk with inbound marketers about content creation -- specifically, how companies can create a sustainable internal content creation model -- our conversations usually go one of two ways. This might stem from the misconception that they have to write like Shakespeare to get published on, say, your company blog. Poppycock.
MARKETING EDGE Companies, Take Back Your Name
| MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
'As an early user of social media I was an advocate. I believed in the openness, the discovery of new ideas, products, people etc. Sure it was a little wild west, but there were used car salesmen. Hitting on a single topic in marketing, social media and business communications. Quick and to the point.
B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG Lead Generation: How golf sponsorship generates prospect inquiries for a software company
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
Meet with executives at a Fortune 500 company? KeyedIn Solutions , a software technology and consulting company, has achieved it all with the sponsorship of up-and-coming golfing professional, Scott Piercy. Tweet How can a marketer, in one fell swoop …. Capture the attention of millions of potential prospects? It was a smart decision.
FEARLESS COMPETITOR Find New Customers – the Unmarketing Company
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
We talked about our company policy of zero paid advertising. Does this sound like the kind of company you’ll like to work with? Find New Customers helps companies dramatically improve revenue results by transforming the way they attract, engage and win new customers. Start Engaging.” ” We live that.
INTEGRATED B2B Is Marketing hurting your company?
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012
The marketing department of almost any B2B company is a busy place. Its staff are, as a rule, hard at work trying to figure out what the market needs and match the content and offerings of the company to those needs. Could it, in fact, be limiting your company’s potential? The post Is Marketing hurting your company?
HUBSPOT Who Should "Own" Social Media at Your Company?
| TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
Just who should be responsible for managing my company's social media presence ? For most companies, social media management is a function of the marketing department, but there is a slew of social applications for your customer service and sales teams , too. It's a common debate in many businesses. Sales? Marketing? Customer Service?
DIGITAL B2B MARKETING Selfless Giving and Selfish Companies: A Social Media Conundrum
| TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
Selfish Behavior in Social Media Marketing When social media professionals and consultants talk about humanizing companies in social media, the inability of companies to be selfless , to give gifts without expectation of a return, is a sticking point. Companies do not do something and expect nothing in return. Gifts.
INBOUND SALES NETWORK What are Sales Playbooks? Why Does Your Company Need Them?
| THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
You’re a quarterback and you’re down by four points. It’s fourth and goal at the nine-yard line with 10 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. You need a touchdown for the win—you need a play. So many variables come into your mind. Do you have the right personnel on the field? What play should you call? The Bottom Line.
FATHOM Shaping Marketing Budgets for 2013 with Growth in Mind
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
Company News Act-On BrightEdge budget cold-calling 2.0 ‘Tis the season to budget! It is 2013 budgeting time, and I just got out of a meeting with our CFO. Thankfully, I survived. Predictable Revenue roi
FEARLESS COMPETITOR The Best B2B marketing companies…and Jill
| SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
B2B Lead Generation | The Best B2B Marketing Companies. This Saturday, I want to share what I consider the very best B2B marketing companies. 99% of b2b sellers today cannot touch these smart and savvy companies. was contacted by the CEO of a French software company wanting to expand to the USA. Hubspot. Kinaxis. Eloqua.
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS Have You Started a Company Blog? Maybe You Should.
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
Marketing to the professional tradesman in the Construction, Industrial and MRO markets Home About Me Contact Market Overviews Newsletter Podcasts Services Have You Started a Company Blog? While personal blogs have stalled in recent years as consumers move towards social networking and microblogging, company blogs are on the rise.
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B 4 Ways B2B Companies Can Translate Tweets
| THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010
Twitter is a global platform with more than 60% of users outside the United States and one way B2B companies can grow their business is to monitor and engage with customers and prospects in other languages. Are there other translation tools that allow you to connect your B2B company to people who do not speak your language? Tweetdeck.
INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY 3 Business Blogs with Proven ROI from Industrial Companies
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
While there are plenty of business blogs from B2B marketing consultants (including this one), industry portals and vertical search engines, there aren’t too many from manufacturers and industrial companies. Here’s proof that business blogging is an effective inbound marketing strategy for manufacturers, engineering and industrial companies.
FEARLESS COMPETITOR Content Marketing – How the Total Lack of Understanding Hurts Some Companies
| FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012
As this image from the Kapost/Eloqua ebook on the ROI of Content Marketing shows, Content Marketing dramatically outperforms paid search, but only if a company is willing to invest and be patient. They created one lonely eBook (written by Jeff Ogden of sales lead generation company Find New Customers ) and stopped. What do you think?
HUBSPOT 41 Fresh Blog Post Ideas For Your Company Blog
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
Create a music video for your company and post it on the blog. Tag the Slideshare presentation with relevant keywords for your company to leverage SEO benefits of the platform. Do an in-depth case study about one company, or offer a few examples of how other companies do something successfully. Multi-media and Visuals.
SMASHMOUTH MARKETING Lead Gen Companies Should Not Dictate Your Pace
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
On a recent sales call, the prospect told me he is working with a pay-for- performance appointment setting company like Green Leads. The difference, and the reason for the call, is that he wants more meetings per month, but the other vendor is " dictating the pace " at which he gets them. Was I dreaming? Did I hear that right? list issue?
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B Only 8% of B2B Companies Heavily Engaged in Social Media
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
According to a recent study by Accenture , only 8% of B2B companies would describe their social media usage as extensive. We keep seeing studies about social media adoption that are wildly different from the reality we see when talking to B2B companies. It’s important to look at the data beyond the headlines.
- Should Your Company Invest More in Building its Sales Pipeline?
In both instances the answer is the same: Yes, you should always invest more in building your company’s pipeline! Without a strong pipeline, your company’s ability to succeed and meet customer and stakeholder expectations is greatly diminished. Tom is an expert in helping companies grow more, predictably.
INBLURBS Why to do Search Engine Advertising with Top SEO Companies?
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
making use of some professional search engine optimization company’s which can provide you search engine optimization services to enhance your sites visibility and rating. You can take help of a search engine optimization company which can assist your site with quality links. Link building services. Optimization services.
B2B WEB STRATEGY How to drive more traffic to your company blog
| TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010
So let’s say you took our advice and started a company blog; how do you ensure that it doesn’t become the proverbial “candle under a bushel,” but instead becomes popular enough to bring you all [.]. We’ve blogged several times about why blogging is one of the best ways to support your B2B’s online marketing effort.
WRITESPARK Content Marketing Insights for Technology Companies
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
As a possible reason for this rating, the report concludes that the content produced by tech companies is not matched to the different information needs of buyers at different stages of their decision cycle. Has your company made this analysis? Content Marketing Sales Materials
SAZBEAN Impact of Google Algorithm Change on B2B Companies
| THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011
They’ve found that: The change in Google’s algorithm generally has worked in favor of B2B companies. For most of the companies in this report, their website traffic either improved or remained constant. If you’re a B2B company, what changes have you seen in your Google traffic? News & Notes
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B Why Should B2B Companies Care About Facebook’s Changes?
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
Everyone should remember that Facebook is, in fact, a large B2B company that sells advertising to other businesses. The media is already dissecting yesterday’s Facebook event, where the company unveiled major new changes to their platform. Hey Facebook, B2B Companies Have Fans Too. Let us know in the comments below.
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B Who Owns Social Media at Your B2B Company?
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011
As more B2B companies explore social media, the question of ownership always comes up. But reality must rear its ugly head and claim that your company is just getting started, and someone needs to owns it. This is meant to be instructive and mildly amusing, and any resemblance to your actual B2B company is purely coincidental.
FEARLESS COMPETITOR You’d Make a Great Company Evangelist!
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
“You would make a great company Evangelist.. What is the business value a company would get from an Evangelist? Company Evangelist. Usually they have some kind of personal platform that combines with a company platform and both are synergistically promoted. Does this sound like something your company needs?
- Are B2B companies that refuse to engage in social media facing extinction?
In fact, I am struggling to recall one case study where a B2B company used social media to dominate a market and extinguish a competitor … and I watch for these things. And let’s not forget the powerful applications for HR, PR, and many other parts of the company. “No.. Oh puhleeeze. Let’s see.
GREAT B2B MARKETING Marketing Statements that Show Your Company is Out of Touch
| MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
B2B companies have been implementing the “hire more sales reps” strategy for years and most of the time, this doesn’t work. If you can’t be enthusiastic about what you are doing, do yourself and your company a favor and find a new position. Why should we spend any more time working on the website? It is that simple.
B2B WEB STRATEGY What Does Facebook’s Graph Search Mean to B2B Companies?
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
On January 15th, Facebook announced it’s new “social graph search” functionality to the masses. Now, you can not only search for people and businesses in the search field, but for things like restaurants, books and music that your friends may have liked or recommended. “Graph Search advertising is different.
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B 5 Ways B2B Companies Can Use Facebook Timeline
| THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
B2B companies who want to succeed on Facebook must now develop and share content that doesn’t just provide value, but that catches peoples’ eyes. recent study has already shown that many large brands don’t get that much fan engagement on Facebook, so this can be even more challenging for many B2B companies. Sort of.
CONTENT MARKETING TODAY Herman Miller: Great Chairs, Great Company, Great Content Marketing
| FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2009
A Company That Gets It on so Many Levels Minimizes Traditional Marketing Expenditures. After all, this is a company that was into sustainability before it was cool–and before Al Gore was invented global warming (or was that the Internet?). Herman Miller tends to be well ahead of the curve on almost every business front.
INTEGRATED B2B What’s your company’s Return on Know-how?
| SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013
Knowledge-intensive companies are full of them: highly knowledgeable, intelligent experts who can wrap their minds around a problem in their field and deliver fantastic solutions. At times, their ideas and energy can open sales opportunities the company never knew existed at its customers or prospects. And that’s what it is, for sure.
- How do I find the “voice” on my company blog?
Your company blog should be aligned with your marketing and business strategies, otherwise … why do it? Aligning your “voice with the company’s can be difficult, but not impossible. 4) Relaxation — Company begins to trust the content developers and the process. Your company might be right.
B2B IDEAS @ WORK The LinkedIn Company Profile: Is your B2B in the top 1%?
| FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010
But what about your company ? Many business owners don’t even have a Company Profile on LinkedIn. And even if they do, their Company is not being found by their B2B clients. For the simple reason that their company is not correctly named, nor is the description content optimized properly. instead of Corp., Products.
PWB MARKETING BLOG How Are B2B Companies Using Content To Grow Business?
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011
The data showed that companies that generated more content generated more sales leads. The most successful B2B companies are integrating social with traditional media. These are all important ways B2B companies are using content to generate leads and grow their business. New research shows more content means more sales leads.
PR MEETS MARKETING Five Tips for Launching a Memorable Start-Up Company
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
So you’re launching your company in a few weeks. You’re focused on getting the product to work. If you’re one of the lucky ones who was selected to launch and
INBOUND SALES NETWORK Why 61% of Companies Are Doing Content Marketing Incorrectly
| FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
That means that 61% of those companies are not leveraging content marketing to its fullest potential. The following are the three key stages in the customers’ buying process: Awareness Prospects need to become aware of a problem that a company’s product or service solves. 'There is no question that in the digital world content is king.
SMASHMOUTH MARKETING Green Leads Acquires Target 250 – Forms Fastest-Growing B2B Demand Gen Company in North America and Europe
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2011
Merger Provides Global Enterprise Software and Technology Companies with Deeply Integrated, Quality Pipeline Generation Services. The companies are combining to provide global enterprise software and technology companies with deeply integrated quality pipeline generation programs in both North America and Europe. and Europe.”
HUBSPOT Study: LinkedIn Is More Effective for B2B Companies
| TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
The study surveyed over 600 professionals knowledgeable about their company's marketing strategy. Participants were asked to indicate if their business had acquired a customer from a lead generated by Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or the company blog. Live Webinar & Report: 2011 State of Inbound Marketing. Connect with HubSpot
GREAT B2B MARKETING How to Build Company Value in a Down Economy – Part Two
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
Last week’s blog post discussed three major ways to use B2B marketing and sales to build company value in a tough economy. Differentiate your company. Building company value has a huge payoff to all stakeholders including founders, shareholders, employees, partners and customers. To recap quickly, they are: 1.
FATHOM HIPAA Compliance for Digital Marketing Companies
| THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
When it comes to online healthcare marketing, companies need to approach HIPAA compliance with significant care and due diligence—so they don’t have to be the ones paying at the end.… … Read the rest The post HIPAA Compliance for Digital Marketing Companies appeared first on Fathom. has gone viral.
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