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Marketo Adds Custom Objects. It's a Big Deal. Trust Me.

Customer Experience Matrix

My first question when Marketo announced its new mobile app connector this week wasn’t, “What cool new things can marketers do?” But one of Marketo’s biggest technical weaknesses has always been an inflexible data model. Sure enough, when I finally connected with Marketo SVP Products and Engineering Steve Sloan, he revealed that the mobile data is being managed through a new custom objects capability – one that Marketo didn’t announce prominently because they felt Marketing Nation attendees wouldn’t be interested. Well, maybe a little.)

How To Use Dark Posts on Facebook and LinkedIn to Increase Relevance

Modern B2B Marketing

Dark posts are ads that you can create and promote without publishing them on your company’s LinkedIn page or Facebook timeline. Facebook and LinkedIn both offer this feature (although on LinkedIn it is called “Direct Sponsored Content”). Here is an example of an A/B test we recently ran on LinkedIn using dark posts. My solution—dark posts!

Anatomy of a Blog Redesign – 10 Best Practices from Marketo

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Jon Miller (@jonmiller) The Marketo Marketing Blog has long been one of Marketo’s most important and valuable marketing strategies. Many sites are embracing the use of bold images and visuals to merchandise their content, including the new Facebook Timeline , LinkedIn Today, and Mashable. The Old Design. But first, here’s what the old design looked like.

Microsoft buys LinkedIn: the largest martech acquisition in history?

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Last week, Microsoft announced that it was acquiring LinkedIn for a whopping $26.2 If you skeptically raised one eyebrow with that last statement, you might be thinking, “Umm, LinkedIn isn’t really a marketing technology company.” LinkedIn Sales Navigator is a great example of the company marketing this capability. Acquiring LinkedIn changes that.

Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

in CMI’s recent survey: ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY14 LEAD GENERATION Through the use of marketing automa- tion software such as Marketo and Sales- force, one can easily track and attribute. than ever—from recommendation widgets like Out- brain and Taboola to hyper-targeting on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to emerging experimental options. The hotel giant.

PPC for LinkedIn, What’s the Difference?

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Rachel Kavanagh Recently a large Enterprise client of mine embarked on a PPC campaign for LinkedIn to promote one of their little known B2B Services Products. So we went back to the drawing board and decided to try LinkedIn advertising. Is LinkedIn the right audience? . Remember that LinkedIn is a networking tool for Professionals. And guess what? It’s no wonder.

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Expert Tips for Optimizing LinkedIn for Lead Generation

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jason Miller There are certain go-to experts when it comes to LinkedIn strategies for b2b marketing professionals and Neal Schaffer is always at the top of that list. Recently I caught up with Neal and he answered some of the top questions facing businesses who are looking to optimize their presence on LinkedIn. consider every LinkedIn group a public forum for professionals.

Contagious Content: Facebook Posts That Get Shared Like Crazy

Modern B2B Marketing

Brian is the author of three social media books including “The Like Economy”, “LinkedIn For Business” and the bestselling “Facebook Marketing” He has appeared on Bloomberg TV and in The Wall Street Brian is a keynote speaker, stand up and improv comic and has an awesome dog named Brad Pitt. Are you attending Marketo Summit next week? Clever.

How to Use LinkedIn to Generate and Qualify B2B Leads

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jason Miller LinkedIn is often considered a jobseeker-only social media platform. LinkedIn enables brands to offer bite size chunks of content that support business objectives. To better understand LinkedIn’s value, it’s useful to understand its usage patterns. At first glance, LinkedIn’s main usage appears to be during the workweek across the U.S., were male. Links.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. little data to having too much, leading to the rise of reporting "vanity metrics" such as Facebook "Likes". social media, data analytics and adwords; and companies such as Marketo and Hubspot. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. know which half." Everything is now measurable. Look for.

Marketo’s Greatest Hits of 2012 – A B2B Marketing Retrospective

Modern B2B Marketing

As the year comes to a close and the threat of the Mayan Apocalypse safely behind us, I thought it would be interesting to collect Marketo’s most popular blog posts from the past year and revisit them as a Greatest Hits collection. Instead I present to you the most popular Marketo blog posts from 2011 based on views and shares. Does Facebook Work for B2B Lead Gen? Hell Yes!

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

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Senior Director of Marketing at marketing automation software provider Marketo, Maria writes for several marketing blogs, and is a frequent contributor to Marketo’s award winning blog, Modern B2B Marketing. A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. ” True, and important, which is why this year’s #Nifty50 is focused on the technology field.

Internet Marketing Expert Brian Carter on Facebook Strategy & Engagement

Modern B2B Marketing

He has 12 years of experience with Google, Twitter and Facebook marketing, both as a consultant and marketing agency director. Brian He is author of  The Like Economy,  the forthcoming  LinkedIn for Business: How Advertisers, Marketers and Salespeople Get Leads, Sales and Profits,  and co-author of  Facebook Marketing. Recently, You have to be like a scientist.

33 Inspiring B2B digital marketing case studies

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In this post, we wil feature case studies in the areas of content marketing, social media marketingm social CRM, social selling, LinkedIn marketing, and webinars. has four Facebook pages, four Twitter feeds and two LinkedIn accounts. It listens to more than 5000 social mentions a day on Facebook, Twitter, and other social channels. million. million. million. million.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. little data to having too much, leading to the rise of reporting "vanity metrics" such as Facebook "Likes". social media, data analytics and adwords; and companies such as Marketo and Hubspot. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. know which half." Everything is now measurable. Look for.

LinkedIn’s Newest Feature: InMaps

Modern B2B Marketing

by Maria Pergolino LinkedIn’s Newest Feature: InMaps. This Beta test from LinkedIn Labs has serious potential for B2B marketers. LinkedIn has a little-known, relatively new feature that may have the potential to increase the power of your professional network. recent creation called InMaps offers a visual representation of what your LinkedIn network looks like.

Jay Baer Debunks 7 Social Media Myths At Marketo Summit (Live Blog)

Modern B2B Marketing

by Dayna Rothman We are halfway through our first day at Marketo User Summit. In fact, 81% of adults use social media, and many of them are on these networks for business purposes.  In fact, there are more people on Facebook then not on Facebook. You need to do more than create a page on Linkedin or Facebook. My head is spinning. Take it away Jay! Think again.

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What Does B2B Social Media Success Look Like?

Webbiquity

Recently, that’s begun to change a bit as blogs like TopRank and Marketo have highlighted b2b social media success stories. number of blog subscribers, Twitter followers, Facebook fans). LinkedIn (much more important in the B2B world than in B2C, particularly in light of recent marketing enhancements to the platform). Objectives. Expanded social media following (e.g.,

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity

Senior Director of Marketing at marketing automation software provider Marketo, Maria writes for several marketing blogs, and is a frequent contributor to Marketo’s award winning blog, Modern B2B Marketing. A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. ” True, and important, which is why this year’s #Nifty50 is focused on the technology field.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. little data to having too much, leading to the rise of reporting "vanity metrics" such as Facebook "Likes". social media, data analytics and adwords; and companies such as Marketo and Hubspot. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. know which half." Everything is now measurable. Look for.

Could Facebook become a Lead Nurturing platform?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

When you think of lead nurturing platforms you typically think of firms like Eloqua, Marketo, Aprimo, LeadLife, Market2Lead, Silverpop, even Salesforce.com is getting into the lead nurturing space. But Facebook? Element #3 – Events – throwing events in Facebook is easy, but taking that data and adding that to a profile isn’t. Share this on Facebook. Tweet This!

3 Ways to Make Your Corporate Blog’s Sidebar Work Harder

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If you post blog content to your Facebook or LinkedIn or Google Plus page, add those also. You can also be notified of new posts by following us on LinkedIn or Facebook.”. 2. Want a simple way to have your corporate blog show measurable results? Take a hard look at your sidebar. Here are 3 techniques guaranteed to make an impact: 1. Promote subscriptions prominently.

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Why Your Website Needs a Good Cleaning

B2B Marketing Unplugged

Here’s the real issue for B2B, though: a small percentage of your customers or prospects will connect to you on Twitter or LinkedIn or Facebook but 100 percent of them will, at some point, visit your website. Here is a terrific infographic from our friends at Marketo about how relevance and retargeting works for re-engaging customers who may have strayed. Let me help you out.

This Week in Content Marketing: Consistent Content Is Key (And Most Brands Can’t Do It)

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We also take issue with Mark Zuckerberg’s assertion that Facebook ads will soon become a welcomed part of the giant social channel’s user experience. Zuckerberg talks about the crowding of ads vs. content (21:54): At a recent Vanity Fair event, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked whether he’s concerned about advertising crowding out content. This week’s show. Walter Thompson.

The Hidden Costs of Content Marketing

B2B Marketing Unplugged

Marketo, Hubspot and Eloqua have been making noises about them for years. Why, there’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+ (yes, that’s still a thing), YouTube, SlideShare, blogs, online communities, websites and that guy you met on the plane who wants you to know his Candy Crush scores. Tired of whiny sales people who don’t know how to close? Curation.

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Revenue Performance Management to Marketing Automation: What Facebook was to MySpace?

It's All About Revenue

think we’ll see one of the two marketing automation leaders – Eloqua or Marketo – emerge as a billion dollar company and own 40% market share. Revenue Performance Management is to Marketing Automation as: Facebook is to MySpace. Facebook has succeeded by appealing to a broader audience through a more interactive experience. It’s great for marketing teams to have a Twitter and Facebook account, but if you aren’t tracking metrics such as behavior, conversions, discussion topics, etc., Facebook. LinkedIn. Here’s what she had to say.

Is Social Media Going to Kill Email?

Modern B2B Marketing

Social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter are changing the way we as individuals, and as businesses, communicate.  A study by the advertising research company Nielsen showed that nearly 25% of the time Americans spend online is spent on social networks, an increase of 43% over the previous year. was posted at Modern B2B Marketing - Marketo Best Practices Blog. | [link].

Secrets of Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook and Guest Posts Revealed!

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Contagious Content: Facebook Posts That Get Shared Like Crazy. You will find advice on how to do it with real examples based on Marketo’s research. Among other creative marketing ideas you use, it is smart to share photo albums for your offline events, and it is also effective to encourage your fans to like or share your Facebook stuff for community building.

Help! I Need a Marketing Automation Vendor with Social Media Savvy

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Sure. I’ve found the following lists to be helpful: RaabGuide Top SEOs Business Software Forrester , via Marketo The lists above include vendors with varying degrees of focus on Web 2.0 Publish content and landing page URLs through Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Encourage recipients to share marketing content on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Where Do I Start? dynamics.

[Video] The Social Media Lead Generation Trick You Need To Know

Modern B2B Marketing

Dark posts are ads that you can create and promote without having to publish them on your company’s Facebook timeline or LinkedIn page. Facebook and LinkedIn both offer this feature (although on LinkedIn it’s called “Direct Sponsored Content”). And I totally get it. So, what’s the answer? Dark posts. Enter, Dark Posts. How have you used dark posts?

Interview with Dave Chaffey of Smart Insights

Buzz Marketing for Technology

We were looking at optimizing targeted landing pages through Siebel for different search behaviors even then before some of today’s well-known marketing automation services like HubSpot, Marketo and Salesforce were even established. Paid media, remarketing or retargeting through AdWords, LinkedIn or Facebook helps remind prospects about your services so it’s a mistake to miss this – it gives probably the best paid digital media ROI available. think content personalization is the biggest opportunity into 2016 for B2B Marketers.

What’s New in Social? Video Takes Center Stage

Modern B2B Marketing

According to TechCruch, Facebook now sees 8 billion average daily video views from 500 million users and Snapchat users watch 6 billion videos every day. YouTube recently rolled out a mobile live streaming feature on their app which allows you to broadcast live footage and chat with your audience, similar to other social platforms like Periscope and Facebook Live. . and Japan.

B2B Social Media Planning Needs Focus

Social Media B2B

from Marketo. Who Uses Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, & MySpace? The most obvious is the leveling off of growth of Facebook and Twitter, but of greatest interest is the clarification of who is using the Social Media tools. New LinkedIn Plugins for Companies to Use Now. LinkedIn has been on a blistering pace in the past year with a bunch of new updates. Communications Facebook LinkedIn Social Networks TwitterEvery Thursday night or Friday morning I begin looking for several posts from the week that I want to share in a Friday post.

7 Tips To Get New Facebook Fans For Your B2B Business

Modern B2B Marketing

With over 500 million active users, Facebook is a formidable platform to establish a social presence and more than likely a part of that strategy.  Becoming proficient in Facebook marketing is an essential ingredient for modern marketing success. One of the most effective ways to utilize Facebook marketing for your B2B business is to create a fan page. Create An Active Wall.

Holiday Greetings from Marketo, in Verse

Modern B2B Marketing

So here at Marketo we did a quick list, of our views and misses and targets and hits. On LinkedIn, on Facebook, on blogs, on Twitter, Your prospects finding you is all the sweeter. Holiday wishes from your friends at Marketo. Tags: Modern B2B Marketing holiday Marketo Two weeks before 2010. Just a click to enter, no wink and no nod.

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6 B2B Marketing Infographics: Social Media, Inbound Marketing & Mobile

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B2B Marketing: Facebook vs. LinkedIn. B2B Marketing: Facebook vs. LinkedIn. LinkedIn? Facebook? Source: B2B Marketing: Facebook vs. LinkedIn Return to the Top. The B2B marketing landscape continues to evolve. Social media, inbound marketing, mobile marketing, and globalization all are becoming more prevalent in the B2B marketing mix.