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13 Hilarious Examples of Truly Awful Stock Photography

Hubspot

Most marketers are pretty convinced of the importance of using visuals in their marketing. Think about it. There's the rise of Pinterest. The more visual nature of Facebook after the release of Timeline. The popularity of infographics. The general population's short attention span coupled with an overall aversion to reading. After all, a picture says 1,000 words, right? just keep clicking. Meeting.

Seeing Past Internet Marketing Silos

Biznology

Photo credit: wattpublishing. Picture this: You are driving through the middle of the US. Let’s just say you’re in Kansas, Nebraska, or somewhere like that. You are on a long straight road that is flat and never seems to have a turn in it. On either side of you are fields. They can be fields of whatever you want them to be but remember where you are. It’s a classic farmhouse.

10 Businesses We Admire for Brilliant Global Marketing

Hubspot

Just a few weeks ago, we looked at the ins-and-outs of Facebook's new Global Pages -- a platform for brands to easily share region-specific content with international markets. Dankeschön, Facebook. No longer is global reach reserved for deep-pocketed brands, nor is it an incredible hassle for already over-burdened social media and community managers. Airbnb is the Craigslist of apartment rentals.

Google Authorship: Are Top Social Media Influencers Using It?

WindMill Networking

Google Author Rich Snippet Search Result. As excited as I have been about the rise of Google Plus, I’ve been even more pumped about a Google feature intimately tied in to Google’s social network: Google Authorship. Authorship was rolled out about the same time as Google+ last year. Anyone who has a Google+ profile can now tell Google where they produce original content. future.

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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[Video] The 3 Best Sales Questions to Beat Status Quo

Jill Konrath's Fresh Sales Strategies Blog

What questions do I recommend salespeople ask? Truthfully, that depends on where your prospect is in the decision process. But let's assume today that your prospect isn't thrilled with the status quo, but hasn't yet decided if it's worth the extra work to change. And, I'm saying that because over 90% of your prospect feel that way. So what do you ask? Find out about the issues.

Do You Know the #1 Rule of Healthcare Content Marketing?

Fathom

Before developing any content for your healthcare company, what is the one need-to-know piece of information you should have? Is it how many pieces of content to create? What your content delivery venue will be? The number one rule … Continue reading → The post Do You Know the #1 Rule of Healthcare Content Marketing? appeared first on Fathom.

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Influencers in B2B Marketing: Building Your Brand

B2B Ideas @ Work

For anyone who was unable to attend MLT Creative’s Revolutionary and Remarkable event recently, Ideas on Influence, I wanted to write a quick blog post to let you know what you missed. The event. MLT Creative B2B Ideas @ Work Blog. Our ideas, musings, thoughts, reviews on b2b marketing topics

Zig Ziglar's Enduring Lessons

Manhattan Marketing Maven

I love working with sales guys. But I’ve always been extremely skeptical of sales trainers and motivational speakers; most of whom are full of it. But the sales and marketing world lost a giant this week with the passing of Zig Ziglar , one of the best and pioneering sales motivators.  He was a humble guy who had an incredible way with people and the ability to size up his audience and tell a story like no one else.   Unlike other speakers, you could remember what Zig said the next day. In a word of blowhards and phonies, Zig was the genuine article. I’ll miss him. 

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

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

Social Media Guru Marcus Nelson Talks Salesforce Social and Employee Advocates

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jason Miller Marcus Nelson is a social media thought leader and Founder & CEO of Addvocate, a social amplification platform turning employees into inbound marketing and lead generation machines. Watch the video to learn: About the early days of social at Salesforce, and how they created  their epic social media command center. Check out the video to hear more of Nelson’s wisdom!

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Content Marketers Must Read Book of the Week!

Connect the Docs

Name: ‘ Content is Currency: Developing Powerful Content for Web and Mobile, ’. Author: Jon Wuebben. Blog Twitter Facebook. In the digital age, content is no longer confined to the written page. It is spread across web and mobile, taking the form of podcasts, webinars, widgets, and blog posts. In Content is Currency, content strategist Jon Wuebben explains the fine art of content development.

Capturing Your Buyer’s Imagination

Buyer Insights

A sales person can provide the buyer with all the information in the world, but if the buyer can’t imagine the seller’s solution in their business there will be no sale. Capturing the buyer’s imagination is an important part of winning the sale. We traditionally associate imagination with poets, writers and artists, yet it plays [.].

Why Quality Content Matters

Agile B2B Copywriter

Tweet Today's  post from the Chamber of Commerce features advice on why quality content matters. Writing for the Web is a particular science all in itself. The rules regarding things like SEO are constantly changing and businesses must evolve in order to best market themselves. One thing is consistent, however – quality of content is vital. Adding quality content is another. Blogs. Articles.

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.

Who’s on Your “A” Team?

Sales Lead Dynamics

Back in the 1980’s “ A-Team ” Members Hannibal, Howlin’ Mad, B.A. Bad Attitude” Baracus, and Faceman, shot, bombed, stabbed, slugged, hacked, connived, cavorted, and charmed their way across the TV screen. They were heroes for hire, looking out for their teammates and their clients. You need an A-Team to look out for you, too. Your A-Team members are your best referral sources. And don’t worry.

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Week in Review - Nov 30th

Savvy B2B Marketing

Here in the states, the turkey is behind us and we're moving into full swing on all manner of holiday, winter, and end-of-year insanity. believe all six Savvy Sisters are accounted for post Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and - though we haven't got much shopping done yet - we've all still been happily consuming our share of blog posts from around the B2B blogosphere and beyond.

Launching a New Affiliate Marketing Program, Part 1: Tracking Platforms

Sazbean

There are four steps involved in launching an affiliate program.  They are: (a) evaluating potential affiliate networks and tracking platforms, (b) implementing and testing the tracking code, (c) developing your creative inventory, and (d) promoting your newly launched program.  I’ll review the first two steps in this article.  As a merchant launching a new affiliate program, you should be able to complete these two steps in a month or so. That will leave the final two steps, which I will cover in next month’s installment. News & Notes

The First Step to Making a Sale

Sales Intelligence View

Life as a salesperson would be great if all our prospects came from warm referrals. However, most of us don’t have large enough networks to rely entirely on referrals. That leaves us, at one point or another, with a list of names and a phone. So if we have to make a cold call, what can we do to make it better? Before a cold call. First things first: know your prospects. Know the company. Sales 2.0

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.

8 ways to come up with great last minute content

Integrated B2B

“If you want to be interesting be interested.” ” Well, sorry to start of a post like that but there is a good deal of truth in that saying and if you’re business is content marketing or depends on your blogging activities you’d do good to keep it in mind. Very hard. This is where the interested part comes in. Show your content creation the interest it deserves too. Listen.