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The 10 Best Corporate Blogs in the World

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

My reaction to most company blogs: “Blah, Blah and Double Blah!&#. recently taught a class on corporate blogging at the amazing social media marketing graduate program at Rutgers University.  In my research for the class, I pored through hundreds of websites looking for examples of the best company blogs in the world. IBM, SAP and Oracle are examples of innovative and remarkable blogs.

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The Top-10 B2B Marketing Trends for 2011

Everything Technology Marketing

Happy New Year! It is January and time again for the obligatory 2011 predictions. Many marketing experts have strong opinions on what they think will happen in 2011. asked you to rank the marketing areas you think will become more important in 2011. With content moving to the center of attention, marketers often struggle to create magnetic content in the right formats and quantities.

HOW TO: Grow your Facebook Page by 17% in 1 week!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

No this isn’t a scam or a trick to get you to buy one of my books (but please don’t let that stop you from doing so). This is a really basic technique that a number of Fan pages are still missing out on and that is … make sure your landing page for first time visitors of your page is a welcome tab that consists of a nice big arrow pointing to the like button. Bingo that’s it! see photo below).

Social Marketing Hangover

Paul Gillin

I was recently quoted on making the following prediction: “Look for marketing’s love affair with social media to give way in 2011 to the sobering reality that a Facebook fan page and Twitter account don’t solve problems of poor products or positioning. responded that no slight was intended. Blaming the Tools. Disillusionment is starting to set in. Lack of patience.

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A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

Content Marketing is essential for anyone who wants continued success and growth.

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2011 Marketing Resolutions to Consider


Welcome to 2011. Everyone seems to be doing their list of resolutions. This is a good time to think about your goals for 2011. For b2b marketers, think about your target audiences, and continue to understand how they research products. Have you done any business resolutions? Perhaps the list below can help: 1. You will embrace social media for what it is, and do a better job engaging with prospects. Yes, I had to start with a social media … [ visit site to read more ]. Marketing Strategy

E-Newsletter Review: How’s Your Ezine?

Writing on the Web

You may be doing all the right content marketing things (e-newsletter, blog, articles, etc.) and still not get good results ( get found, get known, get clients! ) If all you’re doing is publishing good information, without personality, without offers, what’s the point? I got an email from a client who lamented the poor results from her emailed newsletter. call to action. Digg this!

Mi6 Chart Topper

MI6 Marketing Agency

#10: 2011/2012 Prediction for Tablet Sales in US (Source: @eMarketer) [ Link to chart ].

50 Ways To Make 2011 Rock | - B2B Social Media and.


The importance of both personal and professional development has never been more important. Here's a list of 50 ways to make 2011 rock for you and your company

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.

Is Social Media a Marathon or a Sprint? – by Christopher Ryan

Great B2B Marketing

 I have seen a repeated pattern when it comes to using social media in B2B marketing.  A company executive or marketing manager drinks the social media Kool-Aid and decides to make it a big part of their pull marketing strategy.  The next thing you know, he or she is posting, tweeting, responding, bookmarking and otherwise fully engaged in every social networking outlet they can find.  This goes on for a few weeks or months until the person quits when they figure out the social media didn’t produce much results in terms of generating awareness, leads and revenue.  Happy New Year.

Savvy Week in Review - January 7

Savvy B2B Marketing

If you're looking for inspiring ways to kick off the new year, look no further. We've rounded up some of our faves from the past week. Enjoy! And Happy New Year! Is Content Curation the New Black? - by @JonathanFields Think you have to create all your own content? Think again. Some of the most successful blogs (and some of the most popular posts on high profile blogs) are curated content - but there is a secret to making other people's content work for you. worth a read and a bookmark.

2011 The Year of The Groupon

Marketing Edge

Time 25:03 Groupon is getting plenty of press regarding their growth, currently valued at $4.75 billion, or Groupon’s current round of funding raising, $950 million, or turning down a $6. Hitting on a single topic in marketing, social media and business communications. Quick and to the point. Time 25:03 Groupon is getting plenty of press regarding their growth, currently valued at $4.75 billion, or Groupon’s current round of funding raising, $950 million, or turning down a $6 billion offer from Google. advertising marketing retail small business discounting Groupon online coupons

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Common Sense Guidelines for the Legal Use of Social Media


There are legal and best practice guidelines for how social media should and can be used by companies ( Disclaimer: I don’t claim to be a lawyer. For legal guidance on these issues, please seek one out). The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has governance over trade and advertising in the U.S. and they have set up guidelines for how social media should be used by companies. Thoughts?

The Rise of the Customer Marketer

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

Laugh and Learn featuring the Fearless Competitor – Top B2B Marketing Ideas of 2010 – #4

Fearless Competitor

This is the first of our weekly posts sharing the best B2B marketing ideas of 2010. Of the four nominees, here is #4 and each Friday we’ll share one till we get to #1, on Friday, January 28th. If you … Continue reading → Demand Generation Funny Laugh and Learn Leadership Management best practices Marketing

Looking backward to look forward

Savvy B2B Marketing

It's the beginning of the New Year and for many that means we get rid of a lot of clutter, things that aren't useful, things that didn't work. In our house we have a family tradition where on New Year's day each family member is given 6 small green paper leaves. Whatever the occasion, each is privately written down on a leaf. On the other 3 leaves we write down our goals for the next year.

What Can We Learn from 7 Awesome Corporate Blogs?

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KISSmetrics Home About KISSmetrics What Can You Learn from 7 Awesome Corporate Blogs? By Cameron Chapman on Oct 8, 2010 11 Comments Share Tweet Share A winning corporate blog can bring new traffic to your website and added attention to your company. According to one study, businesses that blog get an average of 55% more traffic on their websites than those who don’t. It’s that simple.

6 Qualifications for an eCommerce Click and Mortar Business


Transforming your brick and mortar store into a click and mortar business could be a very profitable and wise decision for your business in 2011. The introduction of the internet and eCommerce has drastically affected the way our society shops, and thus the way businesses need to operate. Should you turn your brick and mortar business into a click and mortar store to compete? Connect with HubSpot

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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.

What was the best B2B Marketing Idea of 2010?

Fearless Competitor

We’re publishing our ideas on which is best each Friday for four weeks, but we want to hear from you. Whom do you think has the best idea? Great ideas from Eloqua, Marketo, Kinaxis and, gulp, me, but we want to … Continue reading → Content marketing Demand Generation Laugh and Learn lead generation Leadership Management best practices Marketing

Savvy Speaks: Marketing Principles that Never Go Out of Style

Savvy B2B Marketing

If there's one thing you can count of in the world of marketing, it's that there's always something shiny and new to chase down. In fact, you're not alone if you feel like your head's spinning with all the new tactics and strategies you need to get your mind around. So take a deep breath and get the whirlwind under control by getting back to these tried-and-true basics. After all, there's no sense adding bells and whistles if you don't have a firm foundation in place. Go where your customer is. One of the most overlooked parts of a marketing plan is the "where" strategy. Heather. Michele.

Why Host a Blog on Your Corporate Website?

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› Home › Column › Search › SEO Why Host a Blog on Your Corporate Website? Mark Jackson | August 18, 2010 | 0 comments ); //]]> Share Tweet My company has recommended blogging to many of our search engine optimization clients. Some folks jump right on the bandwagon, and still others are something less than enthusiastic about going down this path. White papers?

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Twitter Usage Per Capita: How States Compare [Infographic]


Ever wonder how your state stacks up to others in terms of Twitter usage? year ago we posted an infographic illustrating how states performed relative to each other based on their average Twitter Grade. This year, we used data from HubSpot's Twitter Grader to look at overall usage per capita. We also looked at how the 50 states ranked in terms of growth from 2009 to 2010. Connect with HubSpot

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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.

2010 in review for Fearless Competitor

Fearless Competitor

Virtual Edge Institute – An Inside Look at Event PR and Marketing

PR Meets Marketing

From January 12-13, 2011, hundreds of people will gather in Las Vegas and online to attend the Virtual Edge Summit 2011. have had the pleasure of assisting the Summit

Virgin America tackles cross-identity marketing

Digital Body Language

I just took a flight on Virgin America from San Francisco to Toronto. With the holidays, Google Chrome and Virgin America have teamed up to provide inflight WiFi for free, so I was more productive on the flight than any flight I have taken before. I’ve become a big fan of Virgin America as they seem to be innovating quite a bit on the inflight experience. At the same time, an interesting thing happened that caught my attention and made me wonder about their innovations in the marketing realm also. Sure enough, within 30 minutes, Twitter notified me that Virgin America was following me.

25 Ways to Increase Sales and Lead Generation


Want to increase your company’s profitability from your website? Generating traffic is only half the battle. You can spend months focusing on doubling traffic to your website, but if you don’t have compelling offers, effective calls-to-action , and convincing lead nurturing campaigns, you won’t have a way to turn that traffic into leads and ultimately profits. And be specific.

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.

5 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Blog ROCK!

Fearless Competitor

Many bloggers struggle to create a frequently updated blog. I’ve even heard people say not to blog frequently because they believe you can’t create quality and post frequently. The CMO of Satmetrix, Deb Eastman told me she can barely get … Continue reading → Demand Generation inbound marketing lead generation Lead Nurturing Management best practices Marketing marketing campaigns marketing funnel marketing sales

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16 Ideas for your B2B Content Marketing Library – B2B Marketing and Sales Tip #305

B2B Lead Blog

Content Marketing, it’s the newest shiny object in the B2B world of Marketing.  We need content and lots of it to ensure we are getting the most ROI we can from each channel and vehicle we are using for brand awareness and lead generation. We all agree that content is an

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Sales Enablement and The Economic-Buyer

Tom Pisello

With two recessions over the past 10 years, buyers have become more focused on quantifiable bottom-line proof points for most large investments. Even though a recovery is at hand, there remains significant pressure to do-more-with-less, and the economic buyer is firmly in control, demanding even more financial accountability on each purchase. How Do You Fight Frugalnomics? April 2009.

Top 111 B2B Marketing Posts and 34 Hottest Topics for 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. How do we come up with these - well it’s based on social signals (clicks, views, twitter, delicious and more).  So, really, you’ve been voting on this all year long just based on your activity. Congrats to all for making the list! 50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far) - Webbiquity , October 5, 2010. Ten reasons to blog – even if nobody reads it - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , November 7, 2010. Do I Really Need a Content Strategy? Marketing Genius Blog , May 25, 2010. What’s Up, Blog?

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.