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Too Much Crappy Social Media Content!

Digital B2B Marketing

We all know people that overshare. They are the people that discuss their sex lives, their drinking problems or their last conversation with their probation officer for all to hear. These are all conversations I have overheard recently on public transit). The Oversharing Trap Oversharing generally starts with a reasonable purpose: share valuable content in order to serve and grow an audience.

Gartner: the Growing Role of the Social Customer Experience

Conversionation

Providing great customer experiences and optimizing touchpoints in a consistent way equals successful marketing. It’s as simple as that. We are shifting to a more customer-centric marketing view. In the age of the connected and empowered consumer, providing relevant information and engaging in a mutually valuable way, is a must. The result of doing so is ROI. Guess why? Indeed, social.

Digital, Social, Brands in 60 Seconds [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

I recently attended a digital marketing conference where they showed this very interesting infographic as a slide in their presentation. found it so interesting that I’d thought I’d write a post and share it. The infographic was created by a web design company called Go-Globe. It summarizes all of the activities that happen online in 60 seconds. It just seemed easier.

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Using Klout and social scoring for sales and marketing teams

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

One of the things I have been interested in is examining practical applications of Klout and social scoring to an internal enterprise. If you are unclear about social scoring systems and what they attempt to measure, it might be useful to start with this blog post about Why Klout Matters. began with an overview of the basics behind these systems and what we can really learn from them.

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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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Digital Developments in Event Marketing

Biznology

Getty Images via @daylife. Event marketing has long been a staple in B-to-B, where the face-to-face conversation enabled by a trade show or corporate event plays a valuable role in launching or deepening a business relationship.  Harnessing attendee word of mouth. private social network for attendees. Events designed for both virtual and live audiences. Smart card” badges for richer data capture. 

What the $200 Million Tweet Can Teach You About Personal Influence

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Is this the new face of power and influence? By Contributing {grow} Columnist Stanford Smith. I’ve been thinking about what makes a person influential. Can it come from a single tweet? The other day, I saw an infographic that plotted the hockey stick growth of Draw Something. The addictive Pictionary-like app was released on Feb 6th 2012 and was slowly growing without much fanfare. Think about it.

Content Marketing for Engineers

Industrial Marketing Today

I’ll go out on a limb and state that content marketing for engineers is different. Yes, I do get it that the lines between work and personal lives have blurred thanks to today’s hyper-connected world where everybody is always “On.” And I agree that at the end of the day, marketing to engineers is still all about communicating with people. Call it P2P (Person-to-Person) marketing if you will. However, to engage with engineers and address their needs (WIIFM), your marketing content needs to have a different flavor of storytelling. know it’s Emerson again.

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Free Keyword Research and Landing Page Tools for Paid Search; Google Adwords Campaigns

NuSpark

Google Adwords has some great tools for keyword research, but missing are many tools that can help build strategic keyword lists and ad groups.  For my clients I use many tools; some of my own; and some from others, to ensure I begin paid search campaigns as strategic and relevant as possible.  Pay-Per-Click Tactical Services Video Posts

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

Each year B2B organizations spend more than $5.2 billion on content creation – and yet, many assets fail to provide true ROI. Download the eBook to avoid the three top problems that keep content from living up to its potential.

Pinterest: 3 Reasons To Take Note

Writing on the Web

Even if you’ve never been on Pinterest , you’ve probably heard of it—this hot social network is drawing attention everywhere, from newspapers and magazines to television and political campaigns. Since beginning just a few years ago, it has become the fastest website in history to hit 10 million visitors a month—buoyed to success by loyal fans who spend hours on the network each day. So what’s all the fuss about? What is this latest social craze? Why does it matter? 1. Pinterest Is Visual Bookmarking. all through pictures that link back to their original sources. Pinterest Is a Community.

The wrong place for a Twitter feed

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I would guess at least 50 percent of the websites and blogs I come across feature a widget displaying a real-time Twitter feed. think this is a mistake and I strongly caution my clients against doing it. Here’s why. Done correctly, Twitter is lively, personal and human.  If you display your Twitter feed on your website, you’re displaying one side of a two-sided conversation.

The Most Important Words In Social Media

B2B Marketing Insider

“ I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks. ”  ~  William Shakespeare. And so I offer up to you that the most important words in social media are “thank you!” ” They may be the most important words in, well, the history of words. But in social media , where we only see avatars and not real expressions on real human faces, they are particularly important.

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Don’t Roll Your Eyes at Social Media Influencers

Biznology

I experience a lot of contempt for bloggers and social media influencers. From agencies and marketing firms as well as from self-professed social media experts and social media gurus. Bloggers Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby” and “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.” And you need to be obsessed with it.  Primum non nocere.

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

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

Teleprospecting: When cutting response time is a priority (and when it’s not)

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet When you’re converting inquiries into qualified leads, it’s widely believed that time is of the essence. Even research published in the Harvard Business Review says you’re almost seven times more likely to qualify a lead if you respond by phone within five minutes than if you respond an hour later. The results were surprising, as you’ll see in a moment. Absolutely not.

Is Blogging Dead or Are Companies Not Trying Hard Enough?

delicious b2bmarketing

When I speak to CEO organizations , I typically run through a series of quick slides that show where technology is right at this moment. But the stat I want to talk about today is the number of blogs on the Internet. According to Technorati , there are 158 million blogs floating around, which is partly why I’m so surprised to keep reading that blogging is dead. I get it. magazine. So, I see.

Marketing & Sales Alignment; We’ve Aligned to Optimize Your Lead Funnel & Pipeline

NuSpark

Content drives leads into the funnel; content nurtures leads into sales opportunities. But real revenue growth depends on the quality of your salespeople, and how they convert those opportunities into wins. Below is our joint press release.  If you’re a marketing executive, call me, and I’ll bring Frank in. Why the alignment?  From there, the Marseli services take over.  610) 604-0639.

PeerIndex Founder reveals social marketing developments

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Click here is you can;t see this video interview with Azeem Azhar, founder of PeerIndex. I had a chance to catch up with PeerIndex founder Azeem Azhar at his homebase in London. Azeem is prominently featured  Return On Influence and this was a golden opportunity to catch up with him about some of the newest developments. In this interview we cover: Is social scoring getting traction?

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.

Cold Calling Sucks, So Have Some Fun With It!

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

People that haven’t done it have no idea. Unless you have sat at a phone all day and pounded out dial after dial taking beatings all day long, you do not know how mentally taxing it can be to cold call. You get sworn at, hung up on, chastised and some people even have the nerve to tell you how you should have cold called them in order to get them to talk to you…which they won’t… and then they hang up on you. have often likened it to walking into a mall and asking people what color their undergarments are. That one person is your win for the day.

B2B Sales and Marketing Integration

Digital B2B Marketing

Last week Danny Hanssel ( @dannyhanssel ) us as the guest moderator and leader for #B2Bchat. Danny lined up a great set of provocative questions for the group on aligning B2B sales and marketing. As always, the #B2Bchat participants shared a range of perspectives from both sales and marketing experiences. Follow @B2B_chat for announcements of the topic each week.

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Savvy Week in Review: April 27

Savvy B2B Marketing

TGIF, people! Another week, another tasty selection of fabulous posts from around the blogosphere. Welcome to our smorgasbord of the best B2B blogging tidbits this week. We hope you enjoy them and then go unplug for the weekend - spring is coming into full swing all over the place and you ought to go out and have some fun in it. Happy reading & see you next week! Are You Worthy of Social Media?

IBM’s Beck: Social Business is About Enablement, Not Control

Paul Gillin

Social business isn’t about tools and promises. It’s about giving people at every stage in the sales cycle the incentive to adopt tools that make their jobs easier and contribute to customer satisfaction. Photo via NigelBeck.com. IBM started with that simple premise when it tackled the task of convincing its sales and marketing people to adopt a new way of doing business.

Content Strategy for Marketing

Learn about the benefits and key considerations in developing a content strategy for marketing that's sustainable, scalable and sale-able.

What’s So Funny About Social Media and Online Marketing? April 2012

Webbiquity

Let’s face it; lots of people consider spending one’s days with online games, tinkering in PhotoShop, “working” in Facebook, and using words like “viral” and “targeting” in decidedly non-lethal ways a funny way to make a living. Why not laugh with `em? Sh*t People Say (Various Sources). Funny even if you’re not seeing them for the first time.

What’s The Meaning of a Klout Score? The Pros and Cons of How Social Influence is Measured

WindMill Networking

Almost six months ago I blogged that marketers would decide on the fate of Klout. However, with the continued buzz about Klout scores that I hear from new and potential social media consulting clients, as well as the continued presence of its main competitor PeerIndex and the emerging metric for influence Kred , the debate over how social influence is measured continues to rage on.

Why You Need Social Media, Even if Your Customers Don’t

Sazbean

Well, here’s the thing: your customers probably are on social media. Can any B2B company make the case that its target audience isn’t on LinkedIn? Are there B2C companies without potential customers on Facebook? guess it’s possible , but it certainly won’t stay that way for long. 79% of US adults use social media (if you were tuning into our webinar with Facebook today, you would have heard that very stat)! And eMarketer predicts there will be 1.43 billion worldwide social media users in 2012. News & Notes

6 Amazing Retail Content Marketing Examples

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In doing some research for a retail-oriented content marketing workshop, I learned one thing: retail content marketing case studies and examples are hard to find. That said, I was able to find a number of print and digital content marketing examples that impressed me. Here are six of them. …and, if you have some you’d like to share, please add them to the comments below.

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.