Wed.Nov 14, 2012

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Corporate Marketing Meets The Real World

Tomorrow People

Can traditional corporate marketing survive an apocalypse? Alistair Norman, Marketing Director at Tomorrow People, says the corporate marketing dinosaur needs to evolve, or face extinction. Old dog-breath. I’ve put in my time working at the cold face with old dog-breath (aka the unimaginative boss) sat behind me, trying to stimulate the market by churning out what he thinks the market needs.

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Why Digital Marketers Need to Get More Personal

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in behavioral targeting Personalization. What does personalization really mean? You’ll be forgiven if you have absolutely no idea. As trendy catchwords go, “personalization” has become a go-to term for websites and online marketers, laden with all the possibilities of connecting with individual consumers and a departure from the limitations of a one-size-fits-all approach. It makes sense.

What Proctology Exams Teach Us About Social Media

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By {grow} Community Member Chris Reimer. As Hurricane Sandy swept across the Eastern seaboard, killing hundreds of Americans, racking up billions of dollars in damage, and wreaking havoc on millions of lives, certain intrepid bloggers thought it a wise idea to write about “What Hurricane Sandy can Teach us About Social Media.” Do we really need that? Here it is. Proctology Exams.

Pinterest Finally Rolls Out Business Accounts: How to Set Yours Up Today


They're heeeeere. No, its not a Poltergeist sequel. It's Pinterest business accounts! We knew this day was going to come. In fact, we wrote about it in this article about why social networks like Pinterest will never be marketing-free. It was just a matter of time. do you already have a Pinterest account you want to convert into a business account? Well have we got the blog post for you! Voila!

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

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How Blog Readers Find You – A Diagram

Writing on the Web

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: a business blog is the best way to get found online, the best way to connect with potential clients, and the pathway to turning readers into clients. So, what’s your favorite excuse for not blogging for your business? I keep hearing the same reasons, over and over. Top 3 Excuses for Not Blogging: “I don’t have time to blog.”. “My I’m not saying that.

Gartner: Business Will Control 90% of Tech Spending - Are you Ready?

The ROI Guy

According to Gartner , twelve years ago technology spending outside of IT was only 20 percent of total technology spending. In two years , Gartner Inc. Research Vice President Brian Prentice predicts, the percentage of technology spending by the business -- outside of the control of IT -- will reach 35 percent. BYOD - users purchasing their own work tablets, laptops and other devices.

Take Control of Your Reputation Online


Tweet. Yesterday, Chris Abraham of presented our latest Biznology® Webinar about taking back your online reputation. In today’s 24-hour news cycle, crisis response is essential to every company’s communications strategy; however, after all the dust settles and it looks like you’re in the clear, what happens when all of the negative press finds its way onto Internet search?

Facebook Now Testing 'Ranked Comments' on Business Pages


It feels like it's been a while since Facebook launched a new feature or feature test. And by a while I mean, like, a couple of weeks. But good news! They're testing something new! And while many of their recent announcements have centered around Facebook's paid ad platform , I'm happy to announce that this one centers around organic updates. So, what's this new feature in beta? Ranked Comments.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

25 B2B marketing thought leaders answer the question "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" The results are amazing insights around content marketing, achieving business results, alignment, employee advocacy, new technologies, customer experience and more.

B2B Marketers: How to Use LinkedIn Endorsements

B2B Marketing Traction

LinkedIn recently made recommending your connections a lot more easy – maybe too easy, in my opinion! This blog post is about how endorsements work and how to use this new feature in a practical and professional manner. I’ll write about my opinion that it’s too easy in another post. Why Did LinkedIn Add Endorsements? Recommendations are credible, because of this process.

83 B2B Social Media Blog Post Ideas

Social Media B2B

Everyone is busy with other things in their work lives and personal lives, but the core of any social media program for B2B companies has to be creating great content on a blog. While this really needs to be a prime focus of you or your team, sometimes it just gets hard to publish that next blog post. You also need to make sure you are converting this traffic with a call to action.

Is Instagram's New Pinterest-Like Web Platform Worth Your Time?


Vintage is so in right now. There are apps that send in-real-life postcards, and rotary phone handsets that plug into your iPhone. And for a while now, there have been mobile apps like Instagram that recognize this nostalgic desire and give amateur photographers the ability to kick it old school with sepia-toned filters and scratch-ridden borders. Ooooh, visual and social web content?! Make sense?

WriteSpark: Best Blog Posts about White Papers


This month's list focuses on my best posts and recommended resources for white papers. If you are a white paper writer or you manage white paper writing projects, you'll want to read these posts: Is your topic worthy of a white paper? Guidance for choosing which topics are really worth the expense and effort of a white paper. Top 10 ways to be a good SME. Tips to pass along to your engineers and product managers for providing helpful input for a white paper project. Set the purchasing agenda with white papers. A complete and in-depth guide to writing white papers. Crafting White Paper 2.0

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Flip My Funnel - Guide To B2B Account Based Marketing

As modern B2B marketers, we have been lucky enough to witness some of the most dramatic shifts in marketing strategies and technologies.

Sales Motivation: Finding Our Own Keys to Success

Jill Konrath's Fresh Sales Strategies Blog

It was a tough day. I'd been prospecting for hours with no luck and was pretty discouraged. You know - that "why bother" feeling that can stop you in your tracks. Suddenly a song popped into my head ( you can listen to it here ). It was one I'd sung at Young Life in high school. Seek and ye shall find. Knock and the door shall open. Ask and it shall be given And the love come a-trickling down. It was exactly what I needed to hear. And, the original source (Matthew 7:7) was an impeccable one. For years, that song played in my head. If I didn't do the preliminary work (e.g.

Content Wars: Of Robots and Writers


Two developments in content marketing have me thinking that total online chaos is just around the corner: 1) Brands are becoming publishers, 2) Robots are too. Taken together, I believe these two developments foreshadow the great online Content Wars, coming to an iPad near you. In my reverie, I was overwhelmed by a deluge of content of biblical proportions. Everywhere I turned, there was content.

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Marketing Campaign Success Starts and Ends With Quality Data

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

Over the years I've worked on a wide range of marketing campaigns for our clients and without fail each and every campaign represents a new and unique challenge to the team. We love it! One thing I've found is that rarely, if ever, can we apply the same template to each project and expect any kind of consistency across the board. Don't get me wrong, there are some similarities in the way we launch our campaigns. For example, this could be anything from the amount of dials we put into a C-level titles to the scripts we use when reaching out to Director/Manager level titles.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

25 B2B marketing thought leaders answer the question "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" The results are amazing insights around content marketing, achieving business results, alignment, employee advocacy, new technologies, customer experience and more.

Webinar: 2013 SEO Trends and Predictions

KoMarketing Associates

KoMarketing’s Director of Online Marketing Casie Gillette will be participating in a free webinar Thursday, November 29th at 2pm EST. The webinar, featuring five industry thought leaders, will discuss SEO predictions for 2013. Webinar Summary. 2012 might have been the biggest year of change yet in the SEO industry. Hold on to your hats because 2013 could be even more exciting!

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How much time should you spend researching prospects?

Sales Intelligence View

How much time is the right amount of time to spend on pre-call research? Should sales reps spend three to five minutes before calls, or should they allot three to five hours? The answer is difficult to pin down, and often varies between companies and sales roles. The majority of sales reps don’t spend enough time researching prospects before they attempt to call them. Sometimes this works.

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Brave New World: Understanding Security Risks Around Mobile Devices

WindMill Networking

Social Media and Online Security: What are your mobile device security risks? For this month’s Social Media and Online security column, we’re going to get a bit more techy and talk about hardware. Specifically, this month, I want to focus on the topic of security and devices. Or put another way: I want to cover some of the risks you face using something other than an old-fashioned PC or Mac.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Small Business Spending on Social Media

Client Bridge

From the Hubspot Blog, here's an infographic about how much time and money small businesses spend on social media. View Original Article

Lead Generation Checklist

You spend a lot of time, energy, and money doing lead generation to capture leads but it's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure.

The Evolution of Ecosystems: from Biology to Technology to Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

by Robin Bordoli Today Marketo is excited to announce the launch of our new partner ecosystem, Marketo LaunchPoint. You can check it out at and see the 65+ partners which make this the most complete marketing ecosystem available today. But before diving into the details we should discuss 3 important questions. What is an ecosystem? Why are ecosystems important?

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How Content Marketing Blurs the Line Between B2B and B2C Marketing


What's the difference between Business to Business marketing and Business to Consumer marketing? I'd love to have a snappy punch line for the answer, but honestly, it seems like it's not all that clear anymore. After all, for both B2B and B2C, we're still marketing to people. We still have to change behaviors and influence decisions. ve consumed. . So what's the final verdict?

Fathom Core Value Stories: November 2012 Edition


Every month at company meetings, a handful of Fathomers are recognized in front of the group for extraordinary manifestations of our four core values (“everyone a leader,” “be the consigliere,” “make order from chaos,” “reward sustainable results”). This space immortalizes their accomplishments for the world … Continue reading → The post Fathom Core Value Stories: November 2012 Edition appeared first on Fathom. Company News Core Value Stories core values

Good To Great – Marketing Nation #mktgnation- Team ReachForce!

B2B Lead Blog

We’re so excited to have our booth at the Good to Great Marketing Nation event going on now. Come chat with Team ReachForce!! We’re slammed but having a blast answering your questions. We have a giveaway every hour – just take our survey! You can still register and join – just click here! Lead Nurturing #mktgnation Marketing Nation

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

25 B2B marketing thought leaders answer the question "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" The results are amazing insights around content marketing, achieving business results, alignment, employee advocacy, new technologies, customer experience and more.

Insights into the Latest Research: B2B Content Marketing and Consumption

Savvy B2B Marketing

If you’re like me and love getting your hands on the latest research into B2B content marketing, you should check out these three reports: B2B Content Marketing Trends 2012 – produced by Holger Schulze and sponsored by IDG Enterprise. B2B Content Marketing: 2013 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends–North America from Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs.

Open Social Collaboration: The Missing Piece of Your SEO and Content Marketing Strategy


At Tracky, we are all about open social collaboration, all the time. We constantly strive to find ways to work better, not more, and to empower our customers to do the same. And, just like you and any online-focused business, we plan search engine optimization (SEO) and content engagement (CE) strategies. Through working for a startup, I know these strategies can take a significant amount of time and effort to plan and execute. So, I set out to find a better way to manage our SEO and CE planning process and provide better content (i.e. Open only comes into play when it’s time and/or necessary.

Member Engagement – Real Questions


We had a fantastic session by Tom Morrison on Maximizing Member Engagement as part of the Member Engagement Webinar Series. Link to the Recording. Slides: What struck me were the wonderful questions that Tom posed for associations. Why People Join Associations: Organize themselves. Coordinate their efforts (cause). Leverage the costs over many people. The 5th bullet is the lynch-pin. Curation