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Act-On’s a Leader in the Forrester Wave™ and What That Means to You


So, with that said, we were pretty excited to see Act-On Software named a Leader among lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) platform vendors in the Forrester Research, Inc., report: The Forrester Wave™: Lead-to-Revenue Management Platform Vendors, Q4 2016. “… What Act-On might miss in depth, it reaches in breadth,” writes author Lori Wizdo, Principal Analyst for Forrester Research in the report. When Act-On was listed in Forrester’s 2014 report, our founder Raghu Raghavan called it an “ amazing milestone ” for the company. WIIFY? So, what’s in it for you?

Adding fuel to the fire: How important is Facebook?

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The research does not necessarily say teens are moving away from Facebook. Only 15 percent of teens in the survey said Facebook topped the list. How important is Facebook? Before declaring Facebook dead, consider that other reports offer a dramatically different view. How important is Facebook? Facebook owns Instagram of course. How important is Facebook?

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Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 1


You know the statistics : Facebook is the most popular method for sharing online content. 85% of B2B journalists are on Facebook. 61 of the world’s 100 largest companies maintain Facebook brand pages, as do 71% of B2B firms. Three-quarters of North American advertising agencies say their clients run PPC campaigns on Facebook. Facebook Marketing Tips and Tactics.

8 Interesting Facebook Stats to Help You Increase Engagement [Infographic]


All the evidence suggests that Facebook’s News Feed is now one of the most powerful content channels in the world. Shareaholic research shows social media now drives more traffic to its publishers' websites than search, and that Facebook dwarfs all other networks. According to Shareaholic's latest report , Facebook now drives 25% of all traffic to its publishers' websites.

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There is no community on social media

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And when I saw that headline reporting on a speech provided by a Forrester executive , it made me pause. This notion of “build a community on Facebook,” I’ve never seen any brand successfully build a long-term community on Facebook. The notion that you build a community on Facebook, and that we call people who manage the pages Community Managers, it’s always been a pipe dream.

50 Facts about online consumer behavior not to ignore


95% of Millennials expect brands to have a Facebook presence. 87% of Gen X-ers (30- to 44-year-olds) and 70% of those ages 45 to 60 think brands should, at the very least, have a Facebook page. Forrester ). Forrester ). 81% of consumers research online before buying. ( GE Capitol ). Here are 50 facts about online consumer behavior not to ignore. FINDING YOUR AUDIENCE.

Social Media is a life sentence


So, every morning, you need to line up your day: your daily dose of azathioprine, your daily blog post, your daily tweets, your daily pins, your daily Facebook posts, and your daily dose of comments, responses, retweets, reports, favorites, and the like. Before you take the next step of using social media for business purposes, realize that it’s a life sentence. Every day.

3 Secrets To Having A Two-Way Conversation With Your Brand’s Customers Online

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What Google, Amazon and Facebook all have in common is that they’ve built their entire customer experience across all devices and all channels around customers’ trust and respect. In this “Age of the Digital Customer,” everything consumers like and don’t like is being tracked socially on places such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Don’t treat every customer the same.

Facebook Updates Cover Photo Guidelines to Allow Calls-to-Action


I've always considered myself quite the sneak when it comes to marketing on Facebook. But today, I learned that Facebook has been keeping secrets from me, too. But it turns out I could have stopped all my maneuvering weeks ago when Facebook quietly updated their Facebook Page Terms to allow calls-to-action in cover photos. Updates to Facebook's Cover Photo Guidelines.

Facebook Can Work for B2B Marketers, But You Gotta Know the Rules

Paul Gillin

In my work with B2B organizations, the question of how to use Facebook is invariably front and center. This Is despite the fact that numerous surveys have shown that Facebook is one of the least effective social networks for B2B marketing. Nevertheless, some B2B companies have mined gold out of Facebook’s audience, particularly for recruiting young college graduates.

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The 411 On Facebook Q&As For Marketers

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Does your brand have more than 10,000 Facebook fans? If so, you have access to a unique feature that marketers are just beginning to explore: Facebook Q&A. Although the feature isn’t yet available to pages or individuals with fewer than 10,000 fans, Facebook has indicated the cut-off will eventually be lowered. How to Create a Facebook Q&A. A balancing act.

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Five Facebook Tips for Small Businesses

Paul Gillin

But with Facebook becoming the place you just have to be for businesses of all sizes, a little marketing know-how comes in handy. When we look at what platforms our small business customers are using for social media marketing, 94% of them are on Facebook,” Schmulen said. However, “Most small businesses are doing Facebook without knowing why they’re doing it.”. Tip #5: Measure.

Why research firms are screwing up content marketing

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Companies like Forrester and Gartner — who used to make their money providing expensive and exclusive research reports — are finding it impossible to “contain” the data. A company VP added fuel to the fire with an “open letter” to Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook called the claims “irresponsible.”

39 More (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011


Facebook is the largest social network and is unlikely to fall to any “Facebook killer” application anytime soon; Google is going to keep trying to build its own social network until it manages to create one that attracts more users than lawsuits), many practices are still evolving. Forrester: 5 Stages Of Social Media Growth by MediaPost Online Media Daily.

It’s Time For CMOs To Tap Into The Power Of Personalization

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According to Forrester Research , U.S. According to Forrester’s 2012 North American Brand Performance Study, being indispensable commands greater preference, and that means a higher likelihood that customers are going to keep spending their hard-earned dollars with your brand across multiple channels. Posted in eCommerce Optimization Personalization. Make data your best friend.

The Future of Social Customer Service: Seamless Customer Experience

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It’s subsequently extremely important to provide customer service at the right touch point, whether it be on Facebook or on your website. by Scott Ayres Related Stories Facebook Ads Update: What it Means for Ecommerce and Why it’s Awesome 5 Design Principles That Drive Social Customer Experience Marketing The U.S. Social Media for Customer Support channels company Customer Customer experience customer service customers department Email Facebook Forrester Research Las Vegas manager media mobile platforms the social time Twitter view Website 1 paragraph?

Pinterest and Facebook: A Foreseeable Rivalry for Retailers?

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While Facebook undoubtedly still remains the King of the social media scene, its growth has seemingly slowed. Even Forbes recently said , “Just as retailers are losing faith in Facebook as platform for e-commerce, it seems, they’re warming up to Pinterest.” Moreover, only 1% of Facebook users interact with brands. What does this mean for Facebook?

What B2B Marketers Need to Know About Facebook News Feed Changes

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Facebook provided new insight into their news feed algorithm , as well as announced a subtle change to its functionality. This is critical information for B2B marketers who use Facebook to connect with customers and prospects. According to a recent study by Forrester , 39% of B2B decision makers use Facebook for business purposes. 57% liked a brand or vendor on Facebook.

12 Tweetable Statistics Prove B2B Social Media ROCKS

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FACT] 41% of B2B companies are acquiring customers through Facebook. FACT] B2B #socialmedia spending set to explode to $54M over next 5 years per @Forrester ( Source ) TWEET THIS. B2B Internet Marketing B2B Social Media Blogging Content Marketing Facebook Media TwitterKnow B2B social media fact from fiction. Fiction: Social media offers limited value to B2B marketers.

What is the Social Enterprise?

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“The ‘social enterprise’ to me refers to a business that connects employees to each other and to customers, through the power of social technologies,” says Zach Hofer-Shall , an analyst at Forrester Research. Facebook and Twitter are fluffy social media tools that are consumer oriented and not enterprise class,” he adds. Is it all about social CRM? Michael Krigsman.

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Innovators Wanted: Marketing to Generation Live


According to the Forrester Research report, “ How to Build Your Brand with Generation Z ,” they are the first generation to consume more online than offline. ” Some other attributes of Generation Live, according to Forrester: 84% multitask in front of the TV with an internet connected device – an average of 1.5 Photo credit: MikeMonello. Gen Y and Gen Live Personas.

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This Week in Content Marketing: A Content Marketing Approach Is Strategic, Actually

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We also go inside Accenture’s efforts to become a worldwide leader in content marketing, and explore Facebook’s latest attempt to enhance the ad experience from both sides of the equation. As reported in AdAge , Facebook’s preferences will now show users which advertisers are targeting them, and present them with the option to stop receiving ads from those brands.

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


It may not catch everything, but it finds a lot (via blogs, Twitter, social news sites and Facebook public pages) and presents the information through useful charts and graphs. Forrester Research has named Nielsen a leader in brand monitoring solutions, saying “the vendor has the strongest strategic vision and currently competes at a scale unmatched by any other competitor.&#. Share this on Facebook. Until fairly recently, keeping track of your organization’s online presence was relatively easy. No more. Budget: $0 (I have no budget, I need something free!).

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DemandCon: Why Storytelling Drives Demand Generation [Video]

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Ernst, a Principal Analyst at Forrester Research , who spends the majority of his time talking to CMOs, dedicated his entire presentation at DemandCon today dispelling what he considers common myths of marketing. Facebook. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this. Jeff Ernst would like you to know that people don’t give a hoot about your product. People don’t buy into your product. Share email.

Three reasons social media marketing favors small businesses

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For example, I sat through a Forrester presentation on new social web marketing analytics and their ideas on measurement took resources that were way out of reach of the small business owner, meaning … most of us. If you have a moment to spare, I encourage you to watch this three minute news story about a small bakery’s use of Facebook. Coca-Cola. It’s about caring.

Social Business Q&A: 10 Questions with Augie Ray

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When my career began to take a new shape, it was his reports (when he was an analyst at Forrester Research) and writing on “ Experience: The Blog ” that, unbeknownst to him, helped me clarify what I wanted to do, why I wanted to do it, and how I wanted to do it. In 2009, the challenge was to get companies to start listening and responding on Facebook and Twitter. Ask for an education in the practical aspects of Facebook and Twitter. I go back the Forrester Technographics that I used so often when I was an analyst. Readers, meet my friend Augie.

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Why You Should Question Most Video Marketing Stats You See


That claim, attributed to Dr. James McQuivey of Forrester Research, gets cited by marketers all over the globe. ” I’ve been told that the statement originates from a 2008 Forrester report titled “ How Video Will Take Over The World ,” but the full text is behind a paywall. Brands Voices data eMarketer facebook videoWe all know the value of a good stat.

The Customer Service Arms Race


At the same time, the meteoric rise of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and other instant messaging services promises a whole new environment and approach to customer service. New research from Forrester shows that 73 percent of adults say valuing their time is the most important thing a company can do to provide good online customer service. Chat with us. Have a question about Olark?”

Content Marketing Must Focus On Customer Value

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That is according to a March 2014 report by Forrester Research, Inc., Forrester conducted in-depth interviews with marketers, agencies and publishers in order to gain insights into the importance of content marketing, and the top strategies for how brands can become more effective with it. Most marketers are using content marketing but only one-third think they are effective with it.

Three Stats Prove B2B Social Media Set To Explode [Charts]

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Or if Facebook were a country, it’d be the 3 rd largest in the world? Forrester Research predicts that B2B firms will spend $54 million on social media marketing in 2014, up from just $11 million in 2009. B2B Social Media Blogging Facebook MediaSocial media has reached prime time. Did you know more searches are done on YouTube than Yahoo? Is your B2B company using social media?

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The Facebook Factor: Chicken or Egg?

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The crux of the Facebook advertising pitch is that the 800-pound guerrilla social network drives business for the brands that use it. New research from Forrester suggests that the chicken or egg question still remains open.    In a new reported titled “The Facebook Factor” Gina Sverdlov and team admit that quantifying the RI of Facebook investments is difficult and then go on to run regssions against survey data.   They focused on Best Buy , Coke, Blackberry and Wal*Mart – all iconic brands with lots of Facebook fans and large consumer audiences.

7 Awesome B2B Facebook Pages


A little while ago I wrote a post about 20 great Facebook Fan Pages. Like the general idea of Inbound Marketing can be applied to both B2C and B2B companies, so too can the Facebook marketing techniques portrayed in the previous examples. Just like a company blog, if your Facebook Fan Page is rarely updated then people aren't going to have much incentive to "Like" your page.

Strong IT Spending Growth Predictions from Forrester Assures IT.

Tom Pisello

Tuesday, August 03, 2010 Strong IT Spending Growth Predictions from Forrester Assures IT Sales & Marketing Success? George Colony, CEO of Forrester, in Forresters most recent earnings conference call, indicates that: "As we move beyond mid-year, Forrester continues to predict growth in the IT market both here and abroad." in the U.S. for the full year 2010, and 7.8%

12 B2B Facebook Cover Photos to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing


Too boring for Facebook, right? B2B marketers have just as many opportunities on Facebook as their B2C brethren, and if you're a regular reader of this blog, you know we're dead set on proving it -- we've actually written a post that outlines exactly how B2B marketers can succeed on all the big social networks. 4) Forrester Research. B2B is sooo boring. Pshh, no way! 2) Intel.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010


Facebook is the world’s most visited social media brand with 54% of the worlds internet population visiting the brand. More than 700,000 local businesses have active Pages on Facebook. Facebook, Twitter Growing As Video Referral Sources by MediaPost Online Media Daily. Are Twitter Followers Better Than Facebook Fans? Facebook reaches 57% of the U.S. Adam T.

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55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010


Facebook added more than 200 million users last year, and Twitter more than doubled in size, adding 115 million. Dan Neely discusses which social networking sites get the most attention from marketers (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, no surprises there), how marketers can best use social media for branding and business development, and concerns about the use of social media in brand planning.