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A Guide to Integrated Digital Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

Synecore

Marketing is evolving to meet the needs of the consumer in this tech-reliant world. The Internet and the rise of mobile have created an environment in which consmers demand personalization and immediate access to information. To stay competitive, brands must adopt a marketing strategy that is both integrated and digital. Follow @jaceyleigh Follow @SyneCoreTech

Big Data For Marketing: I Want My Real-Time Dashboard

B2B Marketing Insider

“Data is the new oil.” ” That was one of my favorite quotes from a conference I attended earlier this year. The businesses that can harvest and take advantage of big data will prosper and win in today’s hyper-competitive, social-driven and mobile-accessed economy. Second, we need the foresight to look at new technologies and tools to access it. Is this possible? Strategy

Where Marketing Metrics Go Wrong

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jon Miller I recently wrote about how to build a data-driven marketing team. But what metrics should that team track? There are literally hundreds if not thousands of possible marketing management metrics to choose from, and almost all of them measure something of some kind of value.  But it’s best to avoid sharing them with other executives unless you’ve previously established why they matter.

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The 12 Days of Prospecting

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

To keep with the spirit of the holidays, I wanted to provide a light look into some of the things inside sales reps may see within the first two weeks (or 12 days) of a prospecting campaign. Now, I will try to write this in keeping with the original tune, so when reading, be thinking of partridge’s in a pear tree and drummer's drumming. On the first day of prospecting my campaign gave to me….a list of 5,000 contacts. On the second day of prospecting my campaign gave to me…2 mass email scripts. On the third day of prospecting my campaign gave to me….3 mass emails scheduled. edited voicemails.

150 Content Marketing Tips

Drive traffic—and leads—with these tips for SEO, social media, content optimization, email marketing, and more.

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6 New Ideas for Your 2013 Marketing Plan

B2B Marketing Traction

What tactics will get you the best results in 2013? Here are six new marketing ideas for increased success in the coming year. When you write your marketing plan for next year, keep in mind that much has changed. Read my previous post,  If There’s One Thing Constant About Marketing, It’s Change.) Tell your story or have your customers or clients tell your story. What are you doing?

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Content Marketing And The Value of Relationships

Biznology

Photo credit: ilamont.com. Content marketing is getting more and more attention. It’s not entirely a new concept – its roots are in search marketing and social media marketing – but more marketers are looking closely at a holistic approach that puts content at the center. Content marketing holds a lot of advantages (and differences) when compared to traditional marketing. The Network Effect.

How to Run a Last-Minute Holiday Campaign Using PPC

Hubspot

It’s that time of year again. Time to rush around and find those last-minute (but perfect) gifts, bake that extra batch of cookies, and send out your last set of holiday greeting cards. It seems like just about everyone is rushing around this time of year. including search marketers ! But let's face it: Time is a-runnin' out. You guessed it. What Is PPC? First, a quick refresher. Why, yes it can!

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SiteCore Migrates from Web Content Management to Cross-Channel Customer Engagement

Customer Experience Matrix

It’s more than three years since my original post about SiteCore’s plans to transform itself from a Web content management system to a platform for cross-channel customer experience management. It seems to be working out – since that time, revenue has grown 40% per year and the number of clients has nearly doubled from 1,600 to 3,000. The approach to content is a more significant distinction.

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

We surveyed 2016's content marketing leaders on their biggest issues, hurdles, and goals.

Marketing MD. A {growtoon}.

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Join the growtoonists each Friday for a humorous take on marketing, social media, and current business events. Joey  Strawn  is a social media strategist that loves enjoying a good book and then drawing in it. Check him out on Twitter:  @joey_strawn. Comments Just had to say how much I enjoy the Friday growtoons. by perilouspauline Related Stories Finally, we have an answer. A {growtoon}.

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Why SoLoMo is Running in SloMo

Manhattan Marketing Maven

Social, local and mobile are the next big thing; the last mile; where the rubber meets the road, the ultimate game changer. The pundits predicted 2012 would be the year of SoLoMo. Now the same pundits predict hockey stick growth in 2013. Yet in spite of steady growth in mobile adoption, smartphone penetration, soaring text and video volume and the steady growth of local search, the fantasy of immediate, relevant, personal mobile advertising. penetration hasn’t yet materialized.    It’s not for lack of technology.   Phone Sensibility.   Merchants Have Been Burned.

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Three Big Lessons from Social Media and Online Security in 2012

WindMill Networking

Malicious websites attempt to install spyware on readers’ computers. Photo credit: Wikipedia). As 2012 draws to a close, it’s a good time to look back and take stock of what we’ve learned over the past year in terms of online security and social media. The past year has been an exciting one in social media and online security. were compromised. Related articles. Malware Evolution.

Establishing Trust with New Cloud Adopters

Fathom

According to a report from 451 Market Monitor, the cloud computing marketplace will reach $16.7B in revenue by 2013. There is no denying that cloud computing is growing at an incredibly rapid pace, so why is there still apprehension in its … Continue reading → The post Establishing Trust with New Cloud Adopters appeared first on Fathom. Technology Industry

Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

745 marketers told us how effective their content marketing is. Between November 5 and November 17, we surveyed 601 marketers with an 18-question online survey. A few weeks later, Adweek sent the questionnaire to 144 additional marketers. As the survey was answered by nearly our entire population target, the calculated margin of error was approximately 1 percent. Here's what we learned.

100 Fascinating Social Media Statistics and Figures From 2012

Crimson Marketing

We recently ran across this Huffington Post article   featuring a great compilation of stats from 2012 that are worth taking a look at, especially as you plan for your 2013 social media campaigns. Here is just a sampling: Websites using the +1 button generate 3.5x the Google+ visits than sites without the button. 625,000 new users on Google+ every day. Check out all 100 facinating statistics here.

B2B Content Marketing Statistics

Client Bridge

The Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs have produced the report, "B2B Content Marketing: 2013 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends". You can see a slideshow here: Lee Odden on TopRank has pulled over a hundred salient statistics from the report. Here are some highlights. Tactics. B2B marketers use an average of 12 content marketing tactics. B2B Content Marketing Tactics in Use.

Mood Matters: Knowing When, and When Not, to Offer the Product

Sales Intelligence View

Regardless of how many facts and figures we put in front of our prospects, the fact remains: They still make decisions based on feelings. In most cases, our prospects see our products as equal to our competitors’ Our prospects aren’t as familiar with competitive differentiators as we are, and often make decisions because one sales rep has demonstrated exceptional integrity. Verbal Cues.

GENWI Wins Inaugural MEF Americas 2012 Award for Mobile Innovation

Genwi

GENWI Recognized as Hottest Mobile Start-Up at MEF’s North and Latin America Regional Conference Last Week in Miami. Rimma Perelmuter, Executive Director, MEF, commented: “Congratulations to GENWI for winning the first ever Mobile Innovation Award at MEF Americas. The The award underlines MEF’s commitment to showcasing and supporting hot mobile start-ups. The breadth of finalists was very exciting, representing the diversity of the mobile ecosystem and demonstrates innovation from across North and Latin America.” ” Read Press Release. Press Releases

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

If you're concerned that your organization's content marketing isn't as effective as it could be, this report is for you.

Smooth Selling: A Voyage of Sales Prospect Discovery

Sales Intelligence View

Engaging a prospect requires efficient pre-call research. Unfortunately, sales intelligence can be faulty and a drain on your time. Follow these tips to put what information you have to best use, regardless of how much or little you have. Get to the Point. No matter to whom you sell, the person you call doesn’t have all day to spend on the phone. Saying, “Hi I’m Gary with Quickapps.com.

Content Marketing Tools Series #9 Evernote

Connect the Docs

About Evernote. Evernote  lets your take notes, sync files across your devices, save webpages, capture inspiration, and share your ideas. Here are interesting 4 features that make Evernote unique. 1. Keep everything in sync. With Evernote, all of your notes, web clips, files and images are made available on every device and computer you use. 2. Remember things you like. Save everything cool and exciting you see online and in the real world. Snap a photo, record some audio and save it. 3. Save favorite webpages. You get the whole page: text, images and links. 4. Research better. Watch the video.

Analyzing B-to-B Ecommerce

Sazbean

As sales channels become more complex, many business-to-business companies — including brand manufacturers — face the dilemma of whether to sell online directly to their customers. Likewise, there are many business-to-consumer stores that are large enough to command low inventory prices from manufacturers and thus can consider selling directly to other businesses or even acting as a wholesale distributor. Does it make sense to try to play both sides? It depends. This article examines a few key differences to consider between B-to-B and B-to-C online stores as you evaluate your strategic plans.

Personality Tests for Business: Powerful, Personal, and Interactive

SnapApp

There aren't many people in this world who enjoy having their internet browsing experience interrupted by irrelevant, obtrusive, or obnoxious ads. Thanks to tons of newly available data sources, however, marketing materials can now become much more relevant and useful based on behaviors, but even then - when the materials have substance and relevance (a.k.a. content) - timing is still a factor. People want to be engaged on their terms. The experience needs to center around their needs, wants, and interests - like a natural conversation. Oh, and good news: there's an app for that !

Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

Brand voice? Editorial calendar? Approval workflow? Learn how to craft the crucial parts of a content marketing program. In the third installment of our five-part playbook series, discover the necessary steps to execute a content marketing program.