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B2B Market Segmentation – Part 2: How to Approach Segmentation

Everything Technology Marketing

In part one of our segmentation series , we discussed the importance of and rationale behind market segmentation. Let's take a closer look at actual implementation of market segmentation.

7 Social Media And Content Marketing Articles You May Have Missed

B2Bbloggers

With the speed at which everything moves today, keeping up can be a difficult thing to do. Over the past several months, I've contributed to a number social media and content marketing blogs around the web

What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity

Until fairly recently, keeping track of your organization’s online presence was relatively easy. Other than your company’s website, most mentions were likely in well-known online news sites or trade industry publication sites. Your PR team was aware of most of these as it often had a hand in generating those placements. A simple tool like Google Alerts would pick up most stray citations. No more.

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The Most Effective Time to Tweet

Sazbean

I crunched some numbers on my Twitter account to see what the most effective time is to tweet (at least for me).

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

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Are Marketers Measuring Their Success or Someone Else’s?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Everyone’s getting squeezed for ROI. This is nothing new but the pressure is even higher for marketers who are looking at proving their revenue contribution. We've all heard the stories about the accolade-winning marketing campaigns that didn't move the sales needle.

Which Types of Form Fields Lower Landing Page Conversions?

Hubspot

This post is a sneak-peak preview of the upcoming Science of Lead Generation webinar where you'll learn about the real data and science behind getting more leads from your website. Register now to reserve your spot.

1-Page SWOT Analysis with Action Items

B2B Marketing Traction

Tweet. A SWOT Analysis may have a simple presentation, but the analysis is the hard part. My clients have really appreciated this 1-page SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) Analysis with Action items.

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Neuroscientists Discover “WIIFM” Center in Brain…

Writing on the Web

Through the magic of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), neuroscientists are able to look inside the brains of consumers while reading marketing messages.

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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.

Twitter success stories: Explaining the ROI of Twitter

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Measurement and ROI are constant themes in the social media world. How do you PROVE the value of Twitter? Like most questions in business, the answer is, “it depends,&# but I’d like to offer a couple practical ideas that might help you when this inevitably comes up at your company.

The Future of Social CRM

Sales Intelligence View

The Future of Social CRM Social CRM is growing up but still in its toddler phase. Being molded as a process to monitor, engage and manage social conversations or relationships with existing customers or prospective customers. The Social CRM can be a stand alone application or integrated within your existing CRM solution like Salesforce.com. The [.]. Sales Intelligence Social CRM b2b sales CRM crm 2.0 Enterprise 2.0

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Be A Hero: Choose Appointment Setting for Your Next Campaign

B2B Marketing Insider

Telemarketing services are continuing to grow in popularity, due to the low cost and high ROI; however, the difficulty lies in which telemarketing tactic to utilize. In my 20 years of sales and telemarketing experience I have

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How a 99¢ iTunes Download Can Change the B2B Software Industry

Digital Body Language

(this post originally appeared on the "It's All About Revenue" blog) With the popularity of iPhone apps, common software price points have dropped from $39.99–$59.99 to $0.99–$1.49. This trend currently dominates the consumer market, but as a B2B software marketer, you should take notice. GigaOM Pro recently forecasted that the market for apps is expected to grow from $183 million in 2010 to $8 billion by 2015.

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.

Marketing to key accounts: It's all about the relationships

Reputation to Revenue

I was interviewing a Key Account Manager for a large tech firm the other day, and was struck by her comment that she wanted the firm's marketing people to be much closer to her customer.

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How, When and Where Buyers Want Case Studies

Stories that Sell

When it comes to customer success stories and case studies, real research comes few and far between. Not many have tried to measure the impact of stories on the sales process. Yet, Eccolo Media is about as close as anyone gets. For the past three years, the organization has spearheaded a B2B Technology Collateral Survey , basically asking buyers of B2B technology what marketing materials they consume during the decision-making process.

Why Is Search…So…Darn…Hard!

B2B Marketing Insider

If you're in digital marketing, you know what I mean just reading the title. You're sitting at your desk and the email lands in your inbox with a thud: someone important in your company just did a search in a major search engine on a

B2B Social Selling Meets CRM

Social Media B2B

I recently wrote about how intelligence is different , and much more valuable, than data for the B2B sales professional. I described intelligence as going far beyond the basic facts and figures about companies, and creating a broader view of the prospect, which incorporates recent business events, social conversations and social relationships. In other words, social intelligence. What do B2B sales professionals need to boost their productivity?

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.

If You Want Better Leads, Set Your Content Free

Industrial Marketing Today

I admit my headline is a variation on Sting’s “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” single from his first solo album The Dream of the Blue Turtles. What does that have to do with lead generation and content marketing? Trust me, there is a connection. Let me explain. Traditional lead generation tactics usually involves creating some valuable marketing content such as a white paper to use as a giveaway for the purpose of collecting names and email addresses.

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Marketing Hierarchy of Needs: Achieving.

Tom Pisello

Every year, around Halloween, organizations meet to begin the battle for budget allocations for the New Year. For marketers, the news is good overall. According to research from IDC and Forrester, marketing spending is anticipated to

A Personal Plea for Building Relationships

NuSpark

I thought I’d take a fresh approach to my blog this week, and discuss what I’m really about: building relationships by caring about results. Three things happened this week that lead me to write about this topic: 1. I started researching a topic and came across what I usually find: myriads of articles and blog posts on “how-to,&# “Top 7 reasons,&# “14 ways to,&# “The ultimate guide,&# “the essential guide.&# They all started to look alike.

Twitter feeds - The benefits and pit falls

B2B Marketing Online

Guest blog by Andrew Pearce, CEO of Powwownow. Imagine this: You are at pitch for a new promotion that is about launch. You’re discussing the finer details of the landing page/website and all of a sudden someone pipes up with: “Why don’t we include a Twitter feed?”. Everybody starts nodding in agreement thinking it’s a fantastic idea. Wouldn’t it be great to use this amazing communication channel to get even more people involved and excited?

How to Leverage Content Marketing to Power Your B2B Marketing Automation Funnel

Generate more leads. Better leads. Engage customers, increase upsells, boost revenue and save precious time -- these are the benefits of marketing automation. And content fuels it all.

A Marketer’s Guide to Content Curation

Hubspot

There is an elephant in the online marketing “room,” and the elephant’s name is Curation. Curation is the most important part of online marketing that no one is talking about. With the rise of inbound marketing, content has become front and center in the minds of marketers.

B2B Social Media and the Business Revolution

Social Media B2B

Jay Baer , social media strategy consultant and co-author with Amber Naslund of the Now Revolution , spoke yesterday at Blogworld in Las Vegas. I had a chance to chat with him about the changes he sees in businesses that allow them to take advantage of the real time web.

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New Research Reveals Major Changes in Online Behavior

Sazbean

Earlier this week, the largest ever global research project into online activities and behavior was launched at Digital Life. The results are displayed in an easy-to-understand multimedia application which lets you investigate the findings visually. A must see for every business!

Savvy Week in Review - Oct 15

Savvy B2B Marketing

How can the leaves already be turning?! If like us you feel as though the days are whipping by, sit back, relax, and soak in these great reads. We promise they're worth your time! Are You Defining Now or the Future? by @ardath421 Think your sales and marketing teams are in lockstep?

The B2B Demand Gen Marketing Playbook

To build integrated, data-driven programs, demand gen marketers need diverse, compelling content at every stage of the buyer's journey.

Free Website Strategy and Planning Guides.Now Available

Client Bridge

We, at ClientBridge , are very process-oriented. We have guides, templates and checklists for just about everything we do. In the past, we have only used these tools for our own projects and client projects. But we decided that there are others who could put them to good use.

Sales Prospecting Lessons from New Jack City

The CRAP Report

Where were you in March of 1991? . I was getting ready to graduate high school in a few months. I had been completely immersed in all things hip-hop and R&B, including going nowhere without my black LA Raiders Starter cap.

Choosing a Personal Brand vs. a Business Brand

Sazbean

How to brand yourself is a question vital to any business. Branding drives marketing, product development and everything customer-facing. As a small business, branding takes on more personal meaning — should you brand your business as your name (personal brand) or as a business name?

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