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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 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.
MARKETING EDGE Companies, Do You Want Continuing Revenues? Help a Customer Out
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
In this second part of a conversation with Twitterville author, Shel Israel and I get into the strategy some companies can use to improve their business in social media. Say do you think banks or credit card companies would do such a thing? maybe, but it underscores the ecosystem companies are trying to understand and participate.
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
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.
LEADER NETWORKS The Market Research Nuggets Most Companies Ignore (at their peril): Comments In Online Communities
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
'A customer shares an insight within your company’s online community. What does your company do with that customer input? They assume that “someone” will take care of it because the customer does have people to talk to in the company. Why aren’t more companies following suit? Should you: Choice #1: Fail to notice it?
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?
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.
INBOUND SALES NETWORK Top 5 Things B-to-B Companies Can Do To Generate High Quality Leads
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
Are you finding it harder and harder to generate high quality leads for your company? This article will reveal the top 5 proven ways to generate high quality leads for your company. Many companies tend to see their company’s website as just a virtual brochure. The greatest challenge may be how you achieve both.
BLUE FOCUS MARKETING The Important (and lucrative) Midsize Companies by @Midmarket Institute
| TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
'As a business executive, you’d like to find the few companies that spend a lot, have growth potential, will stay loyal to your company and provide better than average margins. There is such a group of companies in every country and the largest group is in the U.S. American midmarket companies generate about $3.9 Ram V.
HUBSPOT 63% of B2B Companies Don't Generate Leads From Social Media [New Data]
| MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
Social media lead generation has been notoriously challenging for B2B companies. Looking at data from 2011, we did a study of 3,000+ B2B businesses to understand how B2B companies are succeeding with social media. Shockingly (or maybe not), the data revealed that 63% of B2B businesses were not generating leads from social media.
HUBSPOT Companies That Auto-Publish to Social Media Generate 50% More Leads [New Data]
| MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
recent analysis of leads generated by HubSpot's customers indicates that companies that automatically publish their blog posts to social media get 50% more leads than companies that don't. If you're an inbound marketer, you're probably already on board with the idea that business blogging is an effective way to generate leads.
FEARLESS COMPETITOR Tone-deaf companies
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
B2B Demand Generation | Companies who fail to listen. I’m astounded at the number of companies who are tone-deaf today. Here’s what companies need to do: Respond quickly to incoming messages. “If more companies listened to ( Find New Customers) a lot more would be sold.” It’s not just me.
BIZNOLOGY Specialization is Scary but Required for Digital Marketing
| THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
On Monday, I gave a differentiation example for large companies and on Wednesday I gave an example of a small company needing to differentiate. Specializing makes everyone fraidy-scared–large companies, small companies and every kind of company in between. Photo credit: Wikipedia. And none of that is bad.
MI6 MARKETING AGENCY Canadian Companies Use of Social Media
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
We encourage you to leave a comment below and share your insights and thoughts about this chart and the implications it may have in your role and for your company. Over 50% of Canadian Companies Don’t See Social Media as Important. tweet charts regularly via my Twitter stream which are archived on my Posterous site here.
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
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
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.
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.
HUBSPOT #Hub140 - @HubSpot Acquires Social Media Marketing Company @oneforty - [link]
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2011
Today @HubSpot acquired @oneforty, a social media marketing company based in Cambridge, MA. After Series D funding, CEO Brian Halligan (@bhalligan) said @HubSpot would acquire other inbound marketing companies. Hub140 - [link] Tweet This. Hub140 Tweet This.@oneforty Hub140 Tweet This. Hub140 Tweet This. Hub140 Tweet This.
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.
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX MarketingPilot Offers Integrated Marketing Management for Mid-Size Companies
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011
The company also created special editions for ad agencies, which now provide about 40% of its business. can’t say for sure because there are several companies in the field that I’ve never researched. Average price and client size have also increased steadily, although the focus has remained on mid-size rather than enterprise clients.
THE EFFECTIVE MARKETER Best Companies Don't Need Marketing
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010
The reality is, more and more companies are adopting practices like these (especially telecommuting and flex hours) because technology is such that not only allows you to do it, but makes you more productive. But companies don’t offer these nice perks just because they are run by nice people. Like Be the first to like this post.
BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY Social Media will Disrupt every Function in your Company
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
One that threatens to disrupt and reinvent every function in your company over the next few years. Product companies will have a strong social approach to product development using Social Media. Pure Service companies will work with virtual teams to source and deliver work from far flung parts of the world.
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B 5 Ways to Use B2B Social Media to Break Company Silos
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
Many B2B companies approach social media the same way they approach other parts of their business. No matter the size of the company, there are separations that reduce efficiency and cause confusion both within and outside the company. Here are some ways to use social media to break down the silos in your B2B company: 1.
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.
DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING Crunchy, salty, nutritious news & views on B2B marketing for technology companies | Velocity - the B2B marketing acceleration agency for technology companies
| MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009
In… Read more… Doug Kessler | May 6th, 2009 | no comments April 2009 ShipServ wins First Tuesday ‘Most Promising Internet Company 2009′ We swelled with pride yesterday when our client ShipServ won First Tuesday’s prestigious ‘Most promising Internet Company in the UK 2009‘ award. World.
LEADER NETWORKS Find your Company's Twitter Voice for Business
| SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2010
to help figure out whether it makes sense or not, as taking on a Twitter account for business is no small task and in *many* cases not a good idea for the company to begin with. The next step after determining the business rationale, is to figure out what is the most appropriate Twitter Voice for the company. What is its main goal?
PWB MARKETING BLOG How Are B2B Companies Using Content To Grow Business? | PWB.
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011
MARKETING EDGE Embarq –ing on Social Media at a Fortune 500 Company
| SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2009
Embarq, a Fortune 500 telecommunications company , had a strategic mission to establish its own identity after it broke away from Sprint and a tactical objective to convert dial-up internet customers to subscribe to high-speed. Time 8:38. This was not a pilot project, nor isolated to a single department.
LEADER NETWORKS Why Every Company Is A Media Company
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010
We are actively exploring the idea that every company is a media company. How can every company be a media company? Why would every company need or want to be a media company? Being a media company is the last thing strategic executives need to have on their minds to excel in today’s global economy!
HUBSPOT 50% of Facebook Fans Prefer Brand Pages to Company Websites [INFOGRAPHIC]]
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
So, you like us. But do you like like us? As in, would you put it up on Facebook? That's the question Lab42 set out to answer -- they asked 1,000 social media users how they felt about 'Liking' a brand on Facebook. And as it turns out, people take Facebook brand pages pretty seriously. Like, it-matters-more-than-your-website serious. Wowza.
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.
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.
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?
B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG B2B Sales and Marketing: How a staffing company gained 242 qualified leads in just three months in a new market
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013
in 2012, it had to start fresh – the company had no reputation to fall back on. The company’s existing sales process was proving to be a dinosaur predicated heavily on “intentions, moods and temperament.” Inspired by a MarketingSherpa article , she decided to outsource a lead generation company to generate leads they could close.
SAVVY B2B MARKETING Every B2B Company Can't Be a Thought Leader -- But That's Okay
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2010
By definition, every company can't be a thought leader. That said, it's understandable why companies pursue thought-leadership initiatives. And while not every company can be a thought leader, any company can be a leader when it comes to content marketing. And that's okay. Get Customers. by Joe Pulizzi and Newt Barrett.)
B2B WEB STRATEGY Company Pages open new marketing doors on LinkedIn
| TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
But that was before the advent of Company Pages, just recently out of beta. With this facility, LinkedIn becomes a much more powerful tool for B2B online marketing …far more useful than the Company Profiles feature that debuted in 2008. [.]. B2B Web Strategy Social Media
JUNTA 42 Are Brands Ready to Be Media Companies? 4 Steps to Yes
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010
All good points, but easier said than done for most media companies. There are a number of things that media brands do that non-media companies should learn from and have a significant advantage. Read an interesting article from MediaPost this morning entitled " Are Media Brands Ready to Be Brands? Why?
FEARLESS COMPETITOR What Makes (and Ruins) Great Company Stories
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
Does your company convey a remarkable story about its products or services? Most companies tell their stories through a mix of media (video, print, web, and audio) across a mix of delivery mechanisms which might include online and print advertising, company Web site, social media, television, events, publicity, or other avenues.
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.
- Why your company may not need social media
So what determines if the social web can be used effectively in any company? To illustrate this concept, let’s look at how four companies — with four very different competitive structures — may or may not use the social web to sell the very same product: cinnamon rolls. Let’s have some fun with my buns.
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.
HUBSPOT 8 Questions to Evaluate if That New Social Network is Worth Your Company's Time
| FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012
Today, the company boasts more than 800 million daily users, with nearly two-thirds of small businesses using Facebook for marketing purposes. Whether it’s Facebook or Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+, a company’s online presence and brand is often enhanced through engagement and interaction on such social media sites. Please. Bonus!
SALES CHALLENGER And The Best Company for Service Is…
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
This year, CCC asked nearly 1,000 customers the question, “What is the best company for customer service?” Think about that for a minute…when we asked nearly 1,000 customers to tell us who is the best company for providing customer service, the #1 answer on the board by far was “Can’t Think of One”. Visit the original here!
THE POINT Why Companies Buy Marketing Automation Software
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
As part of a team that works regularly with companies who are either actively considering marketing automation, or have just invested in the technology, we get a first-hand view into what drives people to take the leap. Here are a couple of other factors that often figure prominently: Desire for Marketing Efficiency. The email blast is dead.
INBOUND SALES NETWORK Warning To ALL Companies: Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation (Bill C-28) could Have You Paying $10,000,000 in Fines
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011
While the law is not set to be implemented until mid-2012, for many companies this law will drastically change how they market to Canadian companies and individuals. If there is no existing business relationship, companies have to get consent before the law is enacted and enforcement starts. In short, it covers everything.
DIANNA HUFF - B2B MARCOM Is Your Company Ready to Combat an Internet Rumor?
| FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011
Her team’s response, and how the company generated over 560 media placements to combat the rumor, makes for an exciting and informative story. One rumor — whether based in fact or not — can set off a firestorm that can knock your company flat on its butt — if you’re not prepared. — loved.
BIZNOLOGY Answers to Your Google+ for Business Questions, Part 2
| TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
When it comes to having a proper office with business hours, I am still undecided as to whether one should choose “Local Business or Place” or “Product or Brand” or “Company, Institution, or Organization” except to consider scope. Below are the next batch of questions and answers. Thanks again!
MARKETING ACTION Act-On Elected to Forbes “America’s Most Promising Companies” list
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013
Our biggest company news last week was landing a coveted spot on the Forbes “America’s Most Promising Companies” list. based, privately held, high-growth companies. It’s an honor we share with two other Portland, Oregon-area companies: Elemental Technologies and Jama Software.
LEADER NETWORKS Do Customers Expect Companies To Have Online Customer Service?
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011
I have been wondering lately if we have we reached the point where companies are expected to have an online customer service presence. Are companies being held accountable in new and different ways? Where does a company's social media accountability begin and end with their customers? The must have a Twitter account. thought.
BLOG MY CALLS Research: Big Companies Slower to Adopt Social Media
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Great research published by the University of Massachusetts indicates that Fortune 500 companies are lagging behind Inc. 500 companies and smaller businesses, but that social media adoption among corporate gians is increasing. Eight of the top 10 companies [market with Facebook] (Exxon and Berkshire Hathaway do not).
LOOPFUSE Lead Capture for Small-to-Medium-Sized B2B Companies
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
Today, we are adding another white paper to the LoopFuse Marketing Best Practices Exchange, Lead Capture for Small-to-Medium-Sized B2B Companies. No question, Lead Capture is a critical piece of the marketing automation puzzle. Thought Leadership lead capture Lead Capture Best Practices SMB
FEARLESS COMPETITOR Happy Birthday, sales lead generation company Find New Customers – belatedly
| FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
'Buffer On February 13, 2009, the sales lead generation company Find New Customers was born. Find New Customers, the demand generation company, is led by the award-winning marketer Jeff Ogden , who’s also the creator of the very popular and highly syndicated online TV show, Marketing Made Simple TV. That is nearly everyone.).
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.
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS 2012 Looks Like Companies Will be Investing More Into Social Media
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
According to a recent report in eMarketer.com , companies are looking to invest more in social in 2012. Marketing Trends Social Marketing 2012 social media planning booz&co buddy media companies investing more in social media social mediaI can’t believe it’s budget time already. All this is good news.
AD YOUR COMMENT HERE 5 Tips for Selling the Value of Social Media Inside Your Company
| MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010
Why would our company want to participate in that?. “What if a customer posts something negative about our company or product? One of the biggest challenges for the social media marketer today is assuming the role of evangelist within his or her own company. Find her on Twitter and LinkedIn. You’re not alone.
HUBSPOT Why We Are Proud to Be a Boston Company Today
| TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
Before we return to our blog''s regular content, we wanted to take a moment as a company to express our sincere condolences to everyone impacted by yesterday''s tragedies. 'The Boston Marathon has long been an event that celebrates human triumph. Yesterday ended very differently. The events of yesterday will not define who we are as a city.
YOUR SALES MANAGEMENT GURU Traits of Successful Companies-rate yours
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
During the past 13 years of working consulting we have developed a list of traits and values that characterize successful companies: Corporate culture is deep and consistent. Business strategies come first. Business development effectiveness is essential . The best practices are consistent from industry to industry. Teamwork prevails.
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.”
BIZNOLOGY All SEO Service Providers Are Not Created Equal
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011
Since many companies or Web site owners don't have much SEO knowledge or time to dedicate to the process, they look to hire an SEO service provider. What some prospects don't realize is that there are vast differences from one SEO service provider or company to the next. Image via Wikipedia. by Nick Stamoulis.
LOOPFUSE Yes, Virginia, marketing automation is good for your company
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
At Salesforce.com’s recent Dreamforce event, Mike Volpe, CMO of Hubspot, held a session entitled “Death by Marketing Automation and launched his company’s #DeathbyMA program to encourage marketing automation users to upgrade to their inbound marketing solution. The folks at Hubspot are great and super smart.
FEARLESS COMPETITOR How to do lead nurturing in a complex product company
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011
Just learned this company needs help with B2B lead generation. They have a new marketing head, Karen Steele, and she is undoubtedly driving the focus on lead generation programs.
HUBSPOT 9 Companies We Admire for Creating Marketing People Love
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
Any company can "do" marketing. But the companies that can consistently create marketing people love are the companies that really get noticed. please share the many other companies out there that do this in the comments. Moosejaw is a outdoor apparel and sporting goods company. 1) Moosejaw. 2) Naked Pizza.
- Is your company built to blog?
Every company is getting into blogging it seems but somany people seem to be struggling with it What would you guess the biggest problem is? Your company has to have the right culture to sustain a blog. . If your company blog is floundering, keep reading. Not enough content? Not enough budget and/or resources? No, not usually.
B2B MARKETING TRACTION Your Facebook Company Page: How to Show Posts by Others
| MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
'If you’re puzzling over why you no longer see posts by others directly on your Facebook company page, puzzle no more. Facebook simply made yet another change that affects the way we manage pages. This issue has not come up that much for my clients. Select “Allowed on Page” so that the post shows in your timeline.
INTEGRATED B2B Generate new power and real thought leadership with subject matter experts
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
While the comparison should probably stop here the same qualities – deep knowledge, infectious enthusiasm, and strong personalities – that super powered the “nerds”, on the screen and in theaters, exist amongst experts and specialists within your company. Why: two reasons subject matter experts can change how prospects view your company.
B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG Things a B2B company can do to be more social now
| MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
Check out: 10 Things a B2B Company Can Do to be Social Now I think the hardest part in participating in social media is defining a clear strategy on WHY you're doing it. Then the execution (actually doing it) becomes much easier. The post has some great tips that I think most B2B marketers can incorporate quickly.
TOM PISELLO B2B Companies are Really Content Companies, But is Content.
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 B2B Companies are Really Content Companies, But is Content Publishing Enough? Tom then served Gartner as a Managing VP.Post Gartner, Tom was responsible for launching and maturing several innovative companies including FullArmor, Connotate Technologies, DigitalOwl, OurBeginning.com and PuertaBella.com.
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS What's Your Company Value Proposition?
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
Marketing to the professional tradesman in the Construction, Industrial and MRO markets Home About Me Contact Market Overviews Newsletter Podcasts Services What’s Your Company Value Proposition? Does your company have one? One Response to What’s Your Company Value Proposition? If not, why should someone buy from you?
HUBSPOT How to Painlessly Transition Your Company to Inbound Marketing
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
That means if you're really interested in transitioning your company to inbound marketing, it's time get a little sneaky. It's time to integrate your inbound marketing campaigns with your company's more traditional marketing campaigns. Start writing posts on your company blog -- and if you don't have one, set one up!
B2B VOICES Guest Post: How B2B Companies Can Use Video/Photos in Social Media
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
In addition to tagging, I make certain that each photo has my company URL in the “description” of the photo. A former client who is a corporate communications manager of a leading flexible packaging company gave me some great insight on how he employs video for social media marketing. By Leyla Arsan , Lotus Marketing Services. Flickr.
FATHOM Do Health IT Companies Need Social?
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
Throughout my experience at HIMSS earlier this month, I discovered that many health technology companies, including start-ups, ignored social media entirely. Usually B2B companies face the question: … Continue reading → The post Do Health IT Companies Need Social? appeared first on Fathom.
INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY Inbound Marketing Alone May Not Be Enough for Industrial Companies
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011
However, it has been my experience that the realty on the ground is very different for many manufacturers and industrial companies. The bulk of new sales comes from referrals and repeat business for many manufacturers and industrial companies. Yes, a company blog does enhance their reputation and social media does increase their reach.
PWB MARKETING BLOG New Research: 64% of Companies Have A Mobile Website | PWB.
| MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
FEARLESS COMPETITOR Global social media leader at Ford @scottmonty on Marketing Made Simple TV at Social Media Camp NYC
| THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013
Marketing Made Simple TV is a production of the sales lead generation company Find New Customers and is the creation of host Jeff Ogden , The show is directed by Craig E Yaris of Social Ribbit and is supported by our wonderful sponsors. 'Buffer. This episode of Marketing Made Simple TV is fun, engaging and features awesome quality.
SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES Top Down & Bottoms Up: The Collective Attitude Of A Sales Company
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
Sales can be the genetic makeup of a company’s entire existence or it can be one operational department of a collective whole containing different parts and functions. It doesn’t matter because at the core within that unique framework resides human beings. All I’m saying is never ignore the human element of your organization.
SAZBEAN What Does Your Website’s Design Say About Your Company?
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
Most companies have a website these days and most of these websites are gawdawful ugly — or just are. They have some text about the company that no one reads because it sounds like it was written for a brochure — which it probably was and no one reads those either. What does that say about your company? Dated.
HUBSPOT 8 Unlikely Companies Successfully Newsjacking Super Bowl XLVII
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
That's why I thought it'd be fun to hear about the companies out there that have nothing to do with the Super Bowl, but are still, somehow, getting a lot of attention as the big game approaches on Sunday. So let's take a look at eight companies that have newsjacked Super Bowl XLVII. Super Bowl XLVII is quickly approaching. betting.
HUBSPOT 10 Social Media Risks MOST Companies Are Too Afraid to Take
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
There was a time when just being in social media was a risk for companies. Joe Chernov at Eloqua not only tweeted it, but with some kind words, at that : That @ hubspot included @ eloqua in its "10 B2B Companies that Create Exceptional Content" post = classy. 5) Letting Employees Get Social for Your Company. Loosen up! genius.
CLIENT BRIDGE Content Marketing - Large vs. Small Companies
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
Research from Junta42 and Marketing Profs showed various content marketing tactics across industries and companies of all sizes. The attached article discusses the different ways that large companies (1000+ employees) and small companies (10-99 employees) use content marketing. View Original Article
SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW Save Your Company from Sales Data Overload.
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011
Given changing customer behaviors and demands, engaging today’s socially-savvy customer – Customer 2.0 – requires a lot more than a grasp of the basic facts and figures about their companies. So what is holding companies back? It requires relevance at the time of engagement. Sales 2.0 customer 2.0 Enterprise 2.0
JUNTA 42 Smaller Companies Spend More on Content Marketing
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010
One thing that caught our attention was the difference in content marketing spending and tactics between small companies and larger business-to-business companies. few key highlights: Small companies (those with less than 10 employees) blog more than large companies (over 1000 employees) at nearly double the rate (64% to 39%).
THE FORWARD OBSERVER How B2B Companies Can Know If Their Trade Show Marketing Works
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer B2B companies who measure their trade show ROI are able to increase the effectiveness of their marketing investment and determine which shows are working. For many companies, trade show marketing is driven by one the most powerful forces on the planet: inertia. And which aren’t.
REVENUE JOURNAL Please stop selling me! Can't we just talk?
| TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
Sales Sales Management Sales Pitches Selling Selling software Selling through representatives Selling to Large Companies Selling tools Successful sellingI answered the phone. The salesman was a little nervous. “I’m new at this,” he said, as I corrected the way he said my first name. read more.
SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES Do You Know What Your Companies Key Results Are For 2013?
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012
AG has been in business for over ten years. thought, until recently, I knew what our Key Results were. Growth, more revenue, higher margin. Well maybe, maybe not. As it turned out, I was correct on a couple but missed a couple as well. As I wrote in my last blog, we recently sent our management team to the OZ Principle one day training.
SAZBEAN Are You a Media Company or a Technology Company?
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2011
Okay, now that we have the truth out of the way, let me ask you a question: “Is your company a media company, or a technology company?” – Are You a Media Company or a Technology Company? Two Truths. Let’s start with two truths. One Question. News & Notes
HUBSPOT How to Structure a Kick-Ass Marketing Team for Any Company
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
Companies are taking note of inbound marketing and revamping their strategy and talent pool to generate higher quality leads at about a 60% lower cost per lead than outbound marketing. First, let's define what we mean by different company sizes. Here's how: Talent. Midsized Business = Somewhere between 101-1,000 Employees. GREAT!
DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Company Blog
| THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
Mashable | The Social Media Guide Viral Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video About Mashable Company About Us Advertise Submit News Contact Us Announcements Resources Guidebooks Lists How To Trending Mashable Awards Subscriptions Partners W3 EDGE Rackspace Concentric Sky Dynect DNS Intridea Welcome to Mashable! Have an account?
HUBSPOT How 5 Companies Are Using Inbound Marketing to Succeed in Competitive Markets
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
To show you just how effective inbound can be, we''ve identified some companies that are crushing it against larger competitors. So grab your pom-poms and get ready to cheer on some underdog companies dominating giant competitors with inbound marketing. Jackson Coffee Company Consistently Beats Corporate Giants With Email Marketing.
CONTENT MARKETING FOR BI Does Your Company Have Energy Intelligence?
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2010
With more and more companies creating a career path and C-level positions for sustainability leadership, business intelligence vendors and corporate BI teams need to step up and educate organizations about the use of performance management for energy intelligence. The Copenhagen Climate Summit has come and gone. It’s a number that the Dept.
NUSPARK Targeting B2B Companies with Online Display and Social Media Advertising
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012
For this post, I’ll review the opportunity to target actual businesses and company names. You’re targeting a very specific company type and size, and want to minimize waste. You wish to nurture existing customers at these companies, or reach out to new key influencers at target companies. Really. . LINKEDIN. FACEBOOK.
WEBBIQUITY Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010
| MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011
However, that figure rises if you work for a company generating at least $10 million in annual revenue, or you’re in management (in which case it’s $109,000). have a company page on at least one social networking site (but only 39% blog and just 26% tweet). Social Media Use in Big Companies. And much more. Adam T.
- Is Mobile Marketing Right for Industrial Companies?
Does your industrial company have an active mobile marketing strategy in place? The current buzz about mobile marketing is probably second only to the hype surrounding social media. There is a good reason for industrial marketers to seriously consider and/or revisit their mobile marketing strategies. Click on the Visitors tab and then Mobile.
NUSPARK Does Your Company Focus on Lead Generation or Lead Management?
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2010
It’s a little troubling that so many companies don’t have an optimal lead management process, and thus are losing quality sales-ready leads to their competition. Consider the following statistics: 80% of companies have not aligned sales and marketing; leads are lost through the funnel; they are not followed-up.
MODERN B2B MARKETING Can the website of an enterprise technology company really truly engage?
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012
These very technologies persuade us to take risk with our personal information, our company’s financial and business data and in some cases our own well being. There are many companies who have defined new categories. Three examples of companies I have recently worked with come to mind. Choose an enterprise technology brand.
BIZNOLOGY Are You a Good Online Spokesperson For Your Company?
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
One of the more astonishing things about the social media revolution is that companies have had to dramatically loosen the reins on employees speaking publicly about their workplace over just the past few years. Until For most employees, though, speaking about your company online isn’t central to the job. Don’t have key messages?
FEARLESS COMPETITOR 3 out of 4 companies say lack of quality leads is #1 problem
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
According to MarketingSherpa‘s 2011 and 2010 B2B Marketing Study: In 2010, over 2 out of 3 (68%) of B2B companies said generating high quality leads was their biggest problem.
INBLURBS Studies: 65 percent of customers expect companies to be active on social media
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011
Studies show that companies can increase brand value and customer satisfaction by up to 35% when they are actively engage and communicate with their audience on social media. By being active in social media company’s show that they care about their customers and that they are interested in their opinion. Decreasing costs of marketing.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL Social Media + Email Marketing: One Company Doing It Right
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
Though social media is all the rage, email marketing also remains strong, with 85% of companies planning to increase spending in this area in the second half of 2009 according to a recent study. One example of a company executing this combination well is Aquent , a marketing temporary help agency based in Boston.
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