March, 2007

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: On building targeted lists for B2B Lead Generation Programs

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Would you buy this business card? When you buy a list of names, you are basically buying business cards on a list. But there is no such thing as buying the perfect list, especially if you have a complex sale

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How do you allow prospects to get closer to your product?

Anything Goes Marketing

Have you ever been miffed when trying to test out a product from a website? It amazes me at times when I go to websites and when I want to demo or test drive a product I'm either given a message such as "Fill out a form and someone will contact you", sent to a fact-sheet with boring statistics or a powerpoint presentation opens that shows me nice pictures of happy people. That isn't what I want!

More Mobile Campaign Management Systems

Customer Experience Matrix

It turns out the world of mobile marketing systems is further developed than I thought. Either that, or these people are really good at putting up impressive Web sites.) A bit more research turned up a number of vendors who appear to have reasonably sophisticated mobile marketing systems. Those that seem worth noting include: MOVO , Flytxt , Kodime , MessageBuzz , Velti , Wire2Air , and Knotice. These are in addition to the firms I mentioned yesterday: Enpocket , Ad Infuse and Waterfall Mobile. suspect most fall into the latter category.

Showtime - Dexter on Showtime- Watch The Killer Season of Dexter, only on Showtime

Smashmouth Marketing

Michael C. Hall, David of Six Feet Under, stars in Dexter on Showtime. I'm late to the game, but my buddy Carl recommended I check it out. found the first two episodes on Showtime's website and I'm hooked! The cleverness of the concept is wonderful. Hall plays Dexter, a blood spatter forensics expert for the Miami police, who has his own form of learning.he is a serial killer. He's not the creepy Firstname "Wayne" Lastname type serial killer though, he only kills bad guys. Check it out.

The Rise of the Customer Marketer

Explore the changes taking place in customer marketing from the perspective of customer marketers themselves.

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Landing Page Strategies and Lead Qualification

Anything Goes Marketing

Here are some quick tips from the experts - Google that is - on how to improve your landing pages. Check out the Top 7 Landing Page Strategies on the Google Analytics blog. found #4 interesting: "Using qualifying copy". This strategy is used by marketers to try and limit the form submissions to only those people who are truly interested in your product or service. Google recommends that you should add certain requirements such as "A minimum order is required" etc. How do you Increase Conversions yet Ensure that the Leads are Qualified? This is the magic question for some marketers. Chad H.

Enpocket Makes Mobile Advertising Look Mature

Customer Experience Matrix

As you know from Monday's post , I’ve been poking around a bit at mobile marketing software. One company that turned up is Enpocket , a Boston-based firm that has developed what appears—and I’m basing this only on their Web site—to be an impressively complete system for managing mobile advertising campaigns. Its two main components are a marketing engine that sends messages in pretty much any format (text, email, Web page, video, etc.), and a personalization engine that builds self-adjusting predictive models to target those messages. that enpocket doesn’t mention.

Free iTunes Downloads

Smashmouth Marketing

What a greet RSS feed to add to your collection, Free iTunes Downloads is exactly that, posts free media links for iTunes. I'm always game for a free song or two. Nice way to find new artists.

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Blogger: Redirecting

Buzz Marketing for Technology

You're about to be redirected. The blog that used to be here is now at [link] Do you wish to be redirected? This blog is not hosted by Blogger and has not

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.

Marketing Edge

Marketing Edge

Social Media 2007 preview: Nuts about Southwest Airlines Blog. In another preview of the Social Media 2007 conference, I chat with Paula Berg, manager of public relations and strategic communication at Southwest Airlines

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Webcast: How to Precisely Define a "Lead" Before Marketing Begins

B2B Lead Generation Blog

if you are like most b2b marketers, lead generation is at top of your priority list. but as you may already know, generating tons of "leads" doesn't guarantee sales will follow. does the sales department either ignore your hard-won

I Invented the Word Blogletter

Anything Goes Marketing

According to Veronica Brown over at the Content Factor , I co-invented the word "blogletter" which is a combination of a blog and an enewsletter. This is based on my blog post called: Where Do Your Email Newsletters Go? Email Heaven? Becuase I did publish my blog post first on this subject, I'm taking full credit for this - yeah baby! Chad H. PS - Ok, the term blogletter has been used for many purposes but it seems that this was the first time it was used for this purpose - prove me wrong!

Defining Process is Key to Selecting Software

Customer Experience Matrix

Readership of this blog picks up greatly when I write about specific software products. I’d like to think that’s because I am a famous expert on the topic, but suspect it’s simply that people are always looking for information about which products to buy. Given the volume of information already available on the Internet, this seems a little surprising. But given the quality of that information, perhaps not. Still, no matter how pleased I am to attract more readers, nothing can replace talking directly to a software vendor. So how do you know when you know enough to buy? That’s the tricky part.

Six Key Steps to Successful Marketing Automation Adoption

Selecting a Marketing Automation platform can be a daunting task. With so many options out there, your success with Marketing Automation depends on selecting the platform that best fits your needs.

This Omnivore's Dilemma

Smashmouth Marketing

Having taken my share of carbon from the world and packing it into my sizable body, my brother-in-law Jason recently recommended I read The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. To say it may change the way I think about food is an understatement. I am one of those people that takes a hobby or cause to a new level and make the term "type A personality" seem soft, but this is one mission I believe I may make a permanent one. Thanks for the recommendation Jason! The first section on the book will do two things for you. See what it does for you.

Blogger: Redirecting

Buzz Marketing for Technology

You're about to be redirected. The blog that used to be here is now at [link] Do you wish to be redirected? This blog is not hosted by Blogger and has not

Marketing Edge

Marketing Edge

the social media 2007 conference, sponsored by business capital edge, is being held april 5 and 6 in chicago. it will cover essential issues about corporate blogging and podcasting and will include presentations from southwest airlines

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Going beyond the sales lead

B2B Lead Generation Blog

ultimately, the purpose of b2b marketing is to help the sales team sell. but marketers often get so wrapped up in driving activity that they seem to forget it's about driving sales conversion. for example, ask most executives and

8 Ways to Create More Effective Lead Generation Programs

Explore key areas you should focus on with your content syndication strategy in order to help you get the attention of your target audience and build trust.

Email Tools and Forrester's Best & Worst of Email Marketing

Anything Goes Marketing

Are you looking at different ways to evaluate your email effectiveness? There are few different ways that you can evaluate email usability, effectiveness and ROI. I've found a few email tools and resources that you may find useful. Many of these tips are fairly obvious but how often are you checking to make sure that you and your team are following these best practices? Do you actually measure your overall email effectiveness in terms of ROI? Measuring Email Usability / Effectiveness If you're asking the following questions: Is my email sign-up process fully optimized? How do you do this?

Lifetime Value is More than Another Way to Spell ROI

Customer Experience Matrix

One of our central propositions at Client X Client is that every business decision should be measured by its impact on customer lifetime value. This is because lifetime value provides a common denominator to compare decisions that are otherwise utterly dissimilar. How else do I choose whether to invest in a new factory or improve customer service? I was presenting this argument yesterday when I realized that you could say the same for Return on Investment. That brought me up short. Is it possible that we’re really not adding anything beyond traditional ROI analysis?

Sanjaya Malakar is Benefiting by a Complex System Anomoly

Smashmouth Marketing

I watch American Idol. I'm not ashamed. My daughter Melissa got me into it. But one thing my daughter listens to all week is how I complain about the voting format. The audience is presented with 10 contestants and can vote for their favorites. The dynamic that takes place is unfair. The standout singers get the votes, and the people that did really bad and need to be saved get the votes. The middle ground, those contestants that should survive another week, get lost in the action. But he survived. Absurd.

Blogger: Redirecting

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Ok, I couldn't help myself when I saw this statement, in print no less, for not adopting Web 2.0 tactics – so I just had to point this one out: "This group has been burned by being on the leading edge of technology," said a leading

A Blueprint for Content Marketing Success

84% of marketers plan to increase their content marketing spend over the next 5 years but less than half have any real confidence such content investments are paying off, based on a recent CEB survey.

Marketing Edge

Marketing Edge

get real about the virtual world with linda zimmer. in another preview of the newcomm forum, i chat with linda, who's president and ceo of marcom:interactive. we discuss the real world of marketing opportunities in the virtual world of

Insight24 - YouTube for B2B Podcasts and Video?

WebMarketCentral

Webcasting and rich media producer ON24 is beta testing a new portal / directory site for B2B webcasts , podcasts , corporate videos, and online demos called Insight24. With content in over 30 business and technology categories, Insight24 has been called " YouTube for B2B podcasts, webcasts etc." but the better analogy might be that it's KnowledgeStorm for online audio and video.

Lead Generation "Insights". Yeah Right!

Anything Goes Marketing

RainToday which is typically a pretty good source for small B2B companies looking to market professional services almost blew it with their new research report called " What's Working in Lead Generation ". While I didn't purchase the complete report, I had a look at the executive summary and wasn't impressed until the last few points. In the downloadable PDF, they provide 6 lead generation insights for 2007. These insights are really not that insightful. Here they are: Brand Matters. Note the heavy sarcasm. Know Your Target Market. Are they serious? This seems pretty obvious. This is crucial.

Why You're Going to Replace the Mobile Marketing Software You Haven't Even Bought Yet

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve seen several (well, two) articles recently about mobile marketing software. That’s one mention short of a trend, but I figured I’d be proactive and see what was going on out there. The general idea behind the articles was that new products are now making it easier to do serious campaign management for mobile promotions. Somewhat to my disappointment, a quick bit of Googling showed there are many more than two products already present in this space. Most seem to be SMS bulk mailers—very much the equivalent of simple software for sending direct mail or mass emails.

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Why B2B Content Strategies Are Paramount for Generating Quality Leads

Generating demand and ensuring the consistent flow of high-quality, actionable leads is what makes B2B marketers successful.

Smart Marketing: Trying to find marketing articles? Here are two marketing articles Ive just written

Smart Marketing

some of you may be trying to find marketing articles and tips. i've recently written some marketing articles that have been posted on other sites. here are two of them: my marketing article 3 must-have metrics for your marketing staff

Blogger: Redirecting

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Last summer a former colleague referred me to an article, “Marketing is a Conversation” written by David Maister and Lois Kelly. A few months later I found myself speaking at an event along with Lois, and I got to better understand her

ClickFox Generates Detailed Experience Maps

Customer Experience Matrix

I’m just finishing a review for next month's DM News of ClickFox , a product that visualizes the paths followed by customers as they navigate interactive voice response (IVR), kiosks, Web sites and other self-service systems. John Pasqualetto, ClickFox’s Director of Business Development, tells me the product is easy to sell: basically, the company loads a week’s worth of interaction logs, plots them onto a model that classifies the different types of events, and shows customer paths through that model to the prospective buyer. The value jumps right out,” according to John.

Survey Highlights Interest in Marketing Performance Measurement

Customer Experience Matrix

According to The CMO Council , “the majority of marketers feel that their top goal in 2007 is to quantify and measure the value of marketing programs and investments (43.8%)” and “respondents tapped [marketing] performance dashboards as the top automated solution to be deployed in 2007.” This is happy news for Client X Client, since that’s the pond we swim in. The Grinch in me points out that 43.8% is not a majority and that the actual survey question asked about “issues or challenges”, not goals. It’s interesting stuff and available for free (registration required

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The B2B Marketer's Field Guide To Customer Engagement

Leverage customer engagement and advocacy to drive brand, demand and profitable growth.