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  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
    [Information] Have The Right Content. Help Your Buyers. Get More Customers.
    They research their information needs by stage. Brian Rice , Dan Criel and I created Business 2 Community for the sole purpose of syndicating the valuable information we curated from amazing minds and thought leaders we were meeting in our business and social interactions. I have been struggling with this dilemma for months. content  .
  • EMAGINE B2B BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014
    [Information] How to Work with Your SEO Firm During a Website Redesign and Optimize Before You Launch
    Creating a new information architecture for your website is another required step in the redesign process, and your SEO firm will help you structure site navigation and content in a way that helps future visitors find what they want and lets search engines know how to do the same. A successful website redesign isn’t just about design.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [Information] A Bold Experiment in Paid Content
    Are people going to pay for content or are they permanently conditioned to find their news and information for free? We are about to witness an extremely important experiment in journalism, marketing and the economics of the Internet. After 20 articles, you will have to subscribe. The risks in this plan are significant. 
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
    [Information] The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make on Twitter and LinkedIn (And How to Fix Them)
    Unfortunately, marketers will often flood groups with irrelevant and spammy information. Though social media isn''t some shiny new marketing toy, lots of marketers get tripped up when using it. And when they get overwhelmed, they slip up -- just like the rest of us when we''re learning something new. Check out what to do instead below.
  • LEADER NETWORKS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
    [Information] Make B2B Communities Essential Through Process Improvement
    Unless the community team can deliver this information in a timely, succinct and actionable form, these insights will go to waste. Online community managers often get asked a critical question: what did you do for the company, today? All too often, this nuance is forgotten at the end of a tough quarter. Thanks!
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Information] How to Make Yourself Blog When You Just Don’t Feel Like Blogging
    The problem with easy access to information is that there’s too much of it. Here’s a tip for how to make yourself write a blog post when you’re totally uninspired. Use other people’s inspiration to motivate you. For example, take a look at what you’re reading on the Web right now. ” attitude. “BOOM!”
  • VIEWPOINT  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
    [Information] Good Reads for B2B Sales - Busy People Don't Mean to be Rude
    The more information and other resources your team has, the better they''ll be able to do their jobs," said Thursday Bram of Hyper Modern Consulting. "Do whatever it takes to get them anything they need." Keeping up to date on the latest innovations and opinions in sales can be time-consuming, especially in the the digital space. Via ASTD.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Information] 4 Reasons Why AdWords’ Callout Extension Is a No-Brainer
    Google offers a report similar to Sitelinks that let the advertiser know detailed information on a Callout’s performance. At the beginning of September, Google announced that it was adding another member to its ad extension family in AdWords. The extension is called “ Callouts ” and it adds non-linkable bullet points to any search ad.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
    [Information] 5 Amazing Infographics to Guide Your Online B2B Marketing
    Take a look at these 5 B2B marketing infographics that help breakdown the reams of information into memorable images and data you can use to boost your online marketing efforts: 1. The State Of B2B Social Media Marketing. The numbers show that although more B2B companies are using social media, B2C companies are more active.
  • CONTENT MARKETING TODAY  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2009
    [Information] Give Your Marketing Real Depth to Deliver Offline and Online Results
    Although you can convey important information–and perhaps relevant information, you are extremely limited in how much you can convey. It’s All About the Power of Deep 3 D Content Over Skinny 2 D Content. What’s the difference between 2-D marketing and 3-D marketing you might ask? Plenty! There is no depth to all that stuff.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Information] 5 Marketing Lessons Learned from marketing Find New Customers
    There is no other way to get that useful information. Marketing the new Florida-based company Find New Customers has been an interesting experience and I’ve learned a lot that i wish to share with you. By the way, I came up with this campaign as I was badly hurt and in the hospital. Stop Selling. When the World Zigs, You Zag. Face it.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013
    [Information] How Local Search Will Evolve in 2013 [6 Predictions]
    At Google in particular, we’ve already seen a dramatic decrease in the number of categories that appear on a typical +Local page (from 5 to 1 or 2), which can only mean Google will attempt to pull category information from a broader array of sources than just business owners themselves. The growing ubiquity of mobile payment devices.
  • CLIENT BRIDGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
    [Information] Maintaining a Blogging Schedule
    Provide Specific Information - Avoid over-generalization. Just as important as producing quality content for your blog is producing content on a regular basis. From Michelle Linn at Content Marketing Institute, some suggestions on how to keep your posting on a consistent schedule. Decide on Posting Frequency - Start small and ramp up.
  • CLIENT BRIDGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [Information] Reasons to be Cautious with Facebook Marketing
    If an account is disabled, accessing its information is impossible. Facebook has become a staple in the marketing industry, essential to most business strategies. But marketing on Facebook is not without caveats. From Marketingprofs.com, some things to keep in mind when developing your strategy. Users have no choice but to accept the changes.
  • PR MEETS MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009
    [Information] Tiananmen Remembered – 20 Years Later
    Social networking sites, such as Twitter, are being blocked to stem the flow of information coming out of China. By Grant Neufeld via Flickr. The incidents in Tiananmen were eye-opening, shocking and maddening at the same time. Fast forward 20 years. The anniversary sort of crept up on me. There is barely any mention of the anniversary on TV.
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
    [Information] B2B Social Marketing 101
    We can use this information to target exactly the right audience, and, in turn, originate impressive lead to opportunity rates. You can get this information from Google Analytics on your website, and you can use this knowledge to better target future campaigns. Is Social Media Marketing for Everyone? . Why Social Media Marketing? .
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
    [Information] Which country search index is your page in?
    Most Web sites are designed to use such URL patterns, so this is not very hard to do, but still I see many sites whose pages are in the wrong index because they haven’t taken a few hours to update Google and Bing with the right information. Photo credit: Wikipedia. People love to talk about whether you Web page is in the search index. 
  • CRIMSON MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
    [Information] 4 Reasons Why Google+ is a Killer B2B Social Media Platform
    Consider this: because Google+ users can circle your company page, it means  they have opted in to receive information from you without having to fill out  any forms or communicate via email. This means you can provide that person  with highly useful and specific information, instead of just a general  communication blast. Google Now.
  • JUNTA 42  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
    [Information] 35 Ways to Market Your Blog
    long as the information is relevant and valuable. Focus on information your customers really need. If you provide valuable, relevant and compelling information via your blog, chances of success are good. It never fails. Almost all the businesses we come in contact with continue to look for ways to promote their blog. Guest post.
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
    [Information] Give Customers Something to Yelp About
    However, another site you should highly consider is the ever-informative review site, Yelp. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll have the ability to provide as much information about your business as you can. ” For local small businesses, Yelp is a critical component to conducting commerce in today’s environment.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011
    [Information] Battling Post Qualification Anxiety Disorder
    Before the prospect knows it, they have been thoroughly qualified and given quite a bit of important information to someone they are only talking to for the first time. We’ve all had it happen. You’ve built great rapport with a prospect. It’s the decision maker or direct pass down. Nobody likes feeling anxious.
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010
    [Information] Who says B2B is boring!
    Roche Applied Science took a more deliberate approach in their campaign to bring information about their products to the B2B masses through video by creating a Spinal Tap inspired Metal band and spreading the message through their Cell Death Tour 2009. I love Mad Men. The 60’s with all its amazing fashion and brewing social revolution.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
    [Information] 50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)
    Twitter users frequently exchange information about products and services.” 71% of business users now say Twitter is a useful tool, up from 59% a year ago. Am irreverent yet informative post that could have been included instead in the most-entertaining-of-the-year category, but is too helpful not to put here, on how to get more retweets.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2012
    [Information] Social Media Policy for Employers: 6 Additional Key Policies To Update
    Confidential Information/Trade Secret Policy – Employers often have policies and/or agreements prohibiting employees from revealing company trade secrets and/or confidential information.  Before social media, employees would reveal such information orally or by copying documents, formulas, customer lists, etc. 
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [Information] How to Keep Up with News & Emerging Trends [Marketing Cast]
    Information overload is a challenge for many marketers. How do you keep up with the constant flow of information to take advantage of emerging trends and new media technologies? Though it might be difficult to do so at first, you will have to learn to pick and choose your information intake. Pick & Choose What's Important.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014
    [Information] The Secret To A Better Customer Experience
    Most marketing personalization today utilizes stated customer preferences (80%) and purchase history (68%) but in the future, marketers will look to social sentiment (79%), contextual behaviors (77%) and inferred emotional states (53%) in addition to time of day/week (73%) and location information (59%). The Age of Personalization. Strategy
  • SYNECORE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Information] Small Businesses: Is Your Website a Novelty or a Utility?
    According to the research of E-Marketer et al., of those small businesses that do have a website, many suffer from limited functionality: 80% offer general information, 45% provide customer service, 30% have lead capture capabilities, while only 13% post a blog. Many Consumers Prefer Small Businesses. This is not surprising to me. Do you?
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
    [Information] The Long Tail of Blogger Outreach
    People have only a finite amount of time, so their consumption of content, information, news, reviews and alerts are limited.  Image via Wikipedia. I had breakfast with John Bell of Ogilvy a number of years ago. The value comes from penetration, permanence, perseverance, and persistence.  The Internet is such a gift.  They take time. 
  • MARKETING INTERACTIONS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
    [Information] Format is Not a B2B Persona Question
    Then, regarless of their circumstances, your personas will have access to the format that meets their needs in regards to obtaining that information. I am often asked which content formats to use in which stages of the buying process. B2B marketers often arrive at this question during the creation of buyer personas and content flows.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA B2B  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011
    [Information] 5 Ways to Socialize Your B2B Content to Increase Leads and Sales
    Asking for basic contact information is usually that first step. We hide them behind a form and ask for contact information in exchange for sharing industry knowledge. Just include a call to action at the end of the paper that leads to a form where you can collect contact information. Slideshare Presentations. White Papers.
  • B2B IDEAS @ WORK  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011
    [Information] Early Lessons to Shape Your Content Marketing Program
    And they’re now delivering useful and frequent information that customers and prospects actually find interesting. I love hearing about B2B companies that have decided to adopt a content marketing approach. They’ve loosened their grip on the hard-sell, call-now ads and brochures. Ramping up your program, though, isn’t easy.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA B2B  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010
    [Information] 5 Steps for Selling to B2B Customer 2.0
    Leveraging social information emerges as the key to successfully building a customized and personalized database of your customers. But whether your process is automated or manual, locating where they communicate will streamline the process of gathering information and maintaining the most up-to-date prospect intelligence for your sales team.
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Information] Product Update: New Interface, Number Ordering, and More Awesomeness
    LogMyCalls has been optimized to access call recording information faster. This means your information on the Home, Track, Listen, Score, and Reports sections will load faster. CSV Exports: With LogMyCalls you can export call detail information. Call us for more information: 855-889-3936 These updates are filthy awesome.
  • HINGE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Information] 5 Things Every Managing Partner Must Do To Drive Organic Growth
    The answer is simple: people are increasingly heading online to gather information. Whether they’re educating themselves on the issues, finding and evaluating new vendors, looking for insight from colleagues, or searching for a new job, a wide range of information is easily available online. Focus on fewer markets. Provable.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012
    [Information] Does Facebook Work for B2B Lead Generation? Hell Yes!
    For more information and details around how we use social media for inbound marketing, check out our brand new ebook How to Optimize Social Media for Lead Generation. by Jason Miller To the folks out there who say that Facebook is not an effective lead generation tool for B2B, I will tell them that they need a new strategy. Hell Yes!
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014
    [Information] The Rise of Social Leaders #SocBiz25 #SocBiz
    Big data also factors into this model of engagement, since any interaction can yield valuable information. By understanding that a purchase decision is not the only beneficial result, we are teaching brands and advertisers to broaden what they consider a positive business outcome and how to use that information to their advantage.
  • SALES CHALLENGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Information] Overcoming Sales’ Unpredictability
    The results of this dramatic shift to our sales approach?  A world of high variability—driven by an increase in information access for customers and our reduced access to them. The “old world” of selling was defined by being a highly efficient, “Six Sigma” sales organization, meant to outperform our competitors to meet customer needs.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
    [Information] The Art of Marketing: 6 DIY Design Projects to Try
    How do they organize the information? While science can inform us at every step along the way, it can''t actually do the work for us. As co-founde r & CCO of Visage, Ross Crooks, noted in a recent blog post , " By visualizing information, our brains can synthesize and retain content more effectively, increasing its impact.
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Information] 6 Lead Scoring Lessons for Better Lead Conversion
    For sales, the context and background of the campaign can help them drive educated and informative conversations with prospects.  We can glean great information from a lead score throughout the whole buying cycle.  Do you need to bubble up clients that have interacted with recent whitepapers? The lead scoring caveat. watch the webinar.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011
    [Information] The Importance of Thinking Outside-In
    Where do they turn for information? Lead Generation Companies | Think Outside-In rather than Inside-Out. As I browse B2B websites, I’m struck by a very common mistake I see over and over. estimate. as many as 9 out of 10 companies think Inside Out today. Inside-Out means you look at buyers through the lens of the business.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Information] Buyer Personas Gone Stale? Use Agile Techniques
    So how do you go about acquiring this information? While it might now give you the robust information that an automation platform provides, it''ll be a start in better understanding your target audience. 3) Leverage your attribution models. Unfortunately, timing can sometimes cut the schedule short. Flexible vs. rigid planning.
  • WRITTENT  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
    [Information] 10 Reasons You Need to Create a Cool Infographic
    They’re easily-packaged, bite-sized bits of information in a gorgeous visual format. Did you know that 90% of the information transmitted to the human brain is visual? Did you know that only 80% of information consumed on a daily basis isn’t retained? Or that the human brain filters out over 99% of sensory information?
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Information] 5 Biggest Marketing Time-Wasters
    How many marketers have created some sort of product collateral or informational document--something they spent hours writing and designing--and then no one reads it? We simply send everyone to our website for more information. 1) Getting Bogged Down in Technology. They''ve made marketing easier for everyone. They just won''t.
  • VOICE-BASED MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
    [Information] Don’t Blame Your PPC Ads for Poor Lead Success Just Yet
    Before we said “before your blame your PPC ads…” and now we’re going to say “before you blame your agents…” Just because your agents aren’t handling calls ideally doesn’t mean it’s all their fault: you may not be providing them with the information they need to successfully handle and close your PPC leads. Is something wrong with the ad copy?
  • SYNECORE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
    [Information] Why is SoLoMo Beneficial for Business?
    Furthermore, it is necessary to ensure you have information about your business readily available. As a local business, you may have come across the term SoLoMo. The concept is a fusion of three separate, but equally important, elements of digital marketing: social, local, and mobile. Think Local. Spend on Mobile. Follow @deannabaisden.
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013
    [Information] How Sales Can Use “Content Prospecting”
    Provide lead activity history to sales reps so they know which emails were opened, what web pages were visited, and the frequency of visits; they can structure warm conversations based on this information. Use informed peer-level appeals targeted towards prospects’ area of responsibility or interest. Ready for more information?
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014
    [Information] Getting back to marketing basics
    When in doubt, it is prudent to conduct either informal or formal market research among one’s key target segments.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia). They cite increases in followers, likes and visits and celebrate their successes.  Just because this is the digital age does not mean that the marketing basics do not apply.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012
    [Information] Inside Sales: Questions That Lead To Meaningful Answers
    To me this says just about everything we need to be teaching to our reps and practicing ourselves because when we are interacting with potential prospects we need to ensure that we are asking questions that are going to uncover meaningful information. All of these interactions include having a conversation.
  • LOOPFUSE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2010
    [Information] The Future of Marketing Automation « Loopfuse Marketing Automation.
    Customers are sharing more data than ever before and the smart marketer will use that to inform their creative, improve their offers, and begin a dialog with their customer. agree that the capture, and more importantly digestion, of the online behavioural information is key in understanding buyers. Pinging is currently not allowed.
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Information] Five Facebook Tips for Small Businesses
    Each company matches its offer to its goal, whether it’s a free trial, information or downloadable assets like ringtones. Most small businesses are terrible at marketing in general and online marketing in particular. That’s understandable: The founders are usually more passionate about what they do than about promoting themselves.
  • MI6 MARKETING AGENCY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010
    [Information] CSO Insights Lead Generation Report Summary
    Our goal is to provide you with added value by providing useful and actionable information and insights. Author: Chris Herbert. Audience: Senior Executives, Marketing and Sales Professionals. About the survey. Over 635 companies participated in this year’s survey, up from 550 the previous year. 139 earned revenue between $50M – $500M.
  • VOICE-BASED MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
    [Information] Why the Best Customer Service is Unsexy and What You Can Learn From Zappos
    Whisper messages—a “whispered” audio message to the call center rep that only they hear before the call that provides information about the customer’s situation—are also very helpful for businesses focused on excellent customer service: the more information you have to solve their problem, the better and more efficient the interaction will be.
  • FIFTH GEAR ANALYTICS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014
    [Information] Don’t Ignore These 10 Financial Services Marketing Trends
    Financial institutions have always been faced with this challenge and were early adopters of the MCIF (Marketing Customer Information File), CIF (Customer Information File), and other capabilities to capture important customer data. Here are 10 key trends that should be on the radar of every bank and financial service marketer: 1.
  • HINGE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
    [Information] Optimizing the B2B Content Marketing Funnel: Turning Contacts into Clients
    The goal is to get a direct contact form submitted in which you can require additional information such as a phone number, company, role, etc. At this point, it is much less likely that your prospect will feel that your request for additional information is intrusive as they are giving you consent for direct contact. Be Patient. Wrong.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014
    [Information] Where do B2B and B2C Sales and Marketing Overlap? What Lessons Can We Learn?
    Amazon and Google are paving the way for delivering the right information for each customer’s search. Sales Prospecting Perspectives is pleased to bring you a guest post from Beth Cohen King, Director of Marketing at Ve Interactive. It doesn’t matter if we work in B2B sales and marketing or provide sales and marketing for B2C clients.
  • DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
    [Information] Get the Most Out of Twitter Hashtags
    Twitter hashtags like #followfriday help spread information on Twitter while also helping to organize it. When a hashtag starts to trend, it gets even more difficult to parse the information stream. Twubs : Twubs, which we recently reviewed , uses a wiki system to help disseminate information on a hashtag. If you a. Charles E.
  • LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
    [Information] Interesting Infographics: The Power Of Brand Storytelling
    Across all age groups, humorous stories were viewed as the most relatable and interesting, while inspirational, dramatic, and informative stories also drew attention. That’s just as true with branding your company, as this report from Headstream demonstrates. So what makes a good story? business audience is like any other community.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2008
    [Information] Cognitive apprenticeship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    This model is supported by Albert Banduras (1997) theory of modeling, which posits that in order for modeling to be successful, the learner must be attentive, must have access to and retain the information presented, must be motivated to learn, and must be able to accurately reproduce the desired skill. Cognitive apprenticeship. fadesâ??
  • STORIES THAT SELL  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010
    [Information] Customer Stories Actually RELIEVE Your Best Customers
    Then ensure the writer is equipped with that information. "I’m so glad we’re finally doing this interview because maybe I won’t have to take as many calls." That’s an actual quote from a customer being interviewed for a case study. Imagine how many thought that but didn’t say it? Simple. It actually can.
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011
    [Information] CRM+ When Regular CRM is No Longer Enough
    For example, it’s a no-brainer to have current contact information on a prospect, but what about a holistic view of how you’re connected through former reference customers? InsideView’s CRM+ provides just that to ensure all users are looking at the same information, improve KPI, and create more meaningful one-to-one relationships.
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Information] Saucy Tips to Boost Sales via Pinterest
    With a product pin, your audience can see real time information about a particular product like its price and whether or not it’s in stock. Pin Business Info - Give your customers a little extra information about you, your company and your products on Pinterest. Lea Richards has a unique title and a unique business. ” 4.
  • CHRIS KOCH  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
    [Information] 6 Freaky, Funny, and Scary Abilities of Computer Organisms
    I intended to write this blog about some of the amazing, helpful, and scary things that robots can do today, but even a quick look at the information out there demonstrates that robot is already an archaic term, like calling a car a horseless carriage. Robots can’t do anything better than a computer except move. Make humans shed tears.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011
    [Information] Marketing Automation Interfaces Need Radical Surgery
    I'm certain that creative design can pack more information into a simpler package. Several vendors have shown me their new campaign management interfaces recently. All were refined, attractive, and thoughtful. Each had subtle features that appeal to a connoisseur: floating tool pallets! Fly-over icon labels! Dynamic menus! touch screen.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013
    [Information] The Essential Cheat Sheet for Social Media Cover Photo Dimensions [+ Pre-Sized Templates]
    According to 3M Corporation , 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. The rapidly growing user bases of photo-centric sites like Instagram and Pinterest, and the recent image-focused redesign of Facebook's News Feed are two of many indicators that visual content is a force to be reckoned with in marketing. Pinterest pins.
  • B2B LEAD BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013
    [Information] 3 Ways (Smart) Data Maintenance Can Improve B2B Marketing ROI
    Email deliverability issues, gaps in customer information, poorly targeted marketing campaigns, and, worst of all, a poor return on every marketing dollar spent. It covers email best practices, targeting and segmentation, and sales and marketing alignment, and will be released in the next couple of weeks. Brunner Inc., The good news?
  • FATHOM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
    [Information] Content Marketing: How to Grow Your Business by Growing Your Audience
    That means growing a targeted audience and delivering content that’s useful, informative and solves problems. For more information about Fathom’s approach to content marketing, contact us today. Growing your audience is important for growing any business. But what exactly does that mean? Content marketing can help with that. People.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
    [Information] The 25 Most Important Mobile Media Apps
    If you wish, you can use it to store other personal information, too, such as your Social Security number and credit card numbers. News and Information Applications. The Weather Channel : The Weather Channel’s app and the mobile version of Weather.com provide up-to-date weather information, text alerts, animated maps, and more.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Information] The Ultimate List of Email SPAM Trigger Words
    Important information regarding. Information you requested. Writing the subject lines for your emails can be one of the most stressful steps of email marketing. Is it engaging? Too short? Too long? Too boring? Will people click 'delete' because of it? Or will they open it? Will it even get to them, or will it trigger SPAM filters?
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Information] Expert Ebooks: Getting Reader Research Right
    But pay attention to the quality of information you get online. As an expert, however, your experience can guide you when using these online research tools: Google or other search engines : Use the same keyword phrases you imagine an ideal reader would use to find information on a problem. How should you go about reader research?
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
    [Information] Trust and the Big Lie of Lead Generation
    B2B Lead Generation : Capturing Accurate Information on Forms. People put fictitious information on registration forms on your landing pages. When asked why they put in fake information, almost 3 out of 4 cited “Avoid follow-up sales calls or marketing contacts.” It’s exactly the theme of this post.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
    [Information] The 140 Conference on Long Island
    Passionate” “Informative” “Personal” “Inspirational” “Fast-Paced” “Unpredictable”. Jeff Ogden | 140 Social Media Conference | Long Island. 140 Social Media Conference | Long Island. My talk  on the “ 7 Keys to Marketing Success using Social Media &# starts at 12:45pm. I’d love to see you there. Here is the full list of speakers.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
    [Information] Find New Customers releases “7 Keys to Successful B2B Marketing”
    This new cheat sheet has clickable links on each one of the 7 Keys – each one takes you to a landing page with more information on that Key. B2B Lead Generation | 7 Keys to B2B Marketing Success. “Your customers are frazzled – crazy-busy. They are in endless meetings. Their To-Do Lists are overflowing.&#
  • WRITTENT  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014
    [Information] 9 Data-Driven Copywriting Tips
    But today’s content marketers have an immense amount of information at their fingertips. If you’re not data-driven, you’re probably missing out on a wealth of information. Image source. Copywriting is creative work. Today, you’re in luck. Check it out: 1. Use Peer Pressure. Use Pictures of Babies and Women.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
    [Information] Data Driven Fundraising Is on the Rise for Universities and Nonprofits
    And with data comes analytics -- and analyzing all the information you''re collecting. With the information you collect, you’ll be able to tailor your content to your different audiences, whether they''re first time donors or long time major givers. Here''s how. Benefits of Data Driven Fundraising. Realistic Goal Setting.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Information] 5 creative lessons I’ve learned from my enemy
    Like many, I can be a lazy thinker and run on auto-pilot,  I may repeat information and opinion snippets from other blog posts and gossip, without EVER checking whether these facts had any validity to begin with. By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist. Since my early childhood, there has been a guy in my life that I can’t stand.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
    [Information] 20 Stats Every Global Social Media Marketer Should Know
    Well, stop guessing for one -- instead, use data to help inform your social media strategies! That means you should ensure there's plenty of customer reviews and useful information about your product online. "Social media is a lot like sex. Everyone talks about it. Everyone wants to do it. Nobody knows how.". at 47.7%. Fifth.
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
    [Information] Mobile Apps: Manufacturers, Are You Using Them to Build Customer Loyalty?
    Most common reasons were: customer communications, customer service and product information. Potential apps that you might consider would be: Product information. Most folks are familiar with mobile apps, but I think we associate them more with retail/consumer applications instead of the B-to-B world. You need to be customer centric.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015
    [Information] 5 Ways You Can Bring More Creativity into Brainstorming and Kick-Start the Flow of Ideas
    She's a bit of a data nerd and loves seeing how pieces of the informational puzzle come together to paint a creative picture. Editor's Note: Today's post comes courtesy Katrina Pfannkuch, who is a creativity consultant specializing in writing, editing, content strategy and creative coaching. The game of brainstorming is changing.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
    [Information] Marketing Horror Stories
    in the morning telling you that an email can no longer go out because some of the information it contains has changed. Author: Phillip Chen If clowns or ghost stories get your heart racing with fear, then you haven’t experienced the panic that ensues when marketing goes wrong. Happy Halloween everybody, and enjoy! Scream in horror!
  • SOCIAL MEDIA B2B  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
    [Information] More Ways to Connect B2B Sales Team with Social Media
    This information can be used to spotlight customers and their own efforts via social media, showing support, interest and recognition of customers and potential customers on another level. 2. In a previous post I addressed the gap between B2B social media marketers and the B2B sales teams. What do B2B salespeople care about?
  • GREAT B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
    [Information] Database Marketing is Alive and Well
    This means making sure that you send plenty of non-sales information that is aimed at helping your prospects do their jobs better, and less of the sales-pitch variety. I’ve been practicing the B2B marketing thing since the late 1980s, when the term “database marketing” first started being mentioned. Find your right contact tempo. 
  • FATHOM  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Information] Infographic: Online Advertising Trends for Education
    But if you’d like to stay, I’ll offer up some suggestions on how you can utilize this information: Online Advertising : Over 50% of inquiries come from Google/Bing. This year Fathom Education released its first EDU Standard Marketing Report , summarizing all the latest important stats for higher ed in Q1 2014. What does this mean?
  • VOICE-BASED MARKETING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2013
    [Information] 3 Ways Sales and Support Can Do Less Labor Year Round
    Callers can also access information like your businesses hours, office and store locations, and even listen to and update their own account information without ever talking to a live representative. When a lead calls your sales team, you want that rep to be focused on selling, not on manually hunting for information in your CRM.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010
    [Information] 10 Steps to Effective Online Marketing For Small Businesses
    Generosity is Also King – Another key part to attracting customers is your generosity in giving away information, access to tools, etc., Calls-to-Action – It’s important to provide something of value that solves a problem for visitors in exchange for their contact information. image by: ExtraNoise ).
  • FUNNEL FOCUS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
    [Information] Video Content for Asure Software
    This archive can be used for clients looking for information on the company or for new employees in an on-boarding process. For more information, check out our portfolio or visit our video library. For two days, the studio was buzzing with collaboration. The video shoot is great,” said Steven W.
  • WRITTENT  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014
    [Information] 7 Lies About Freelance Writers You Believe
    While a degree means the writer probably has a good grasp of language and style, it’s no guarantee that they are educated with up-to-date information on  content and SEO , formatting, social media, trends, etc. Image source. Have you considered hiring a freelance writer but have a few preconceived notions that are holding you back? We wish. 
  • FATHOM  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
    [Information] Will Your Website Help Your Manufacturing Company Grow in 2014?
    56% of industrial professionals don’t contact a vendor until at least the comparison and evaluation stage of the buying cycle, so it’s important to make sure that you have all the information they’re looking for. According to the latest figures, the manufacturing industry is on pace to help the U.S. economy grow in 2014.
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
    [Information] 5 Email Metrics that Matter to Marketers
    Make it easy to sign up by asking for as little information as possible. Visitors must provide their information before they can download a white paper or watch a video. The great thing about email marketing (well, one of the many great things) is the instant insight you get after sending a message. Did your audience love it?
  • SYNECORE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013
    [Information] Is Blogging Really a Necessary Marketing Tool?
    great way to do this is by creating an informative and engaging blog. By blogging on a regular basis, you will become a trusted source of information for your prospects and customers. You customers and prospects encounter content every day. Some of it good, most of it is forgotten immediately. Building The Connection.
  • GREAT B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
    [Information] Lower the Cost and Boost the Productivity of B2B Sales
    By training, I don’t mean the traditional “how to close reluctant prospects” type of education, but rather, teaching sales reps to add tailored information above and beyond what the prospect can find online, and how to be and service-minded partners to your customers. The average tenure of a sales manager is 19 months. Lack of training.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Information] The 19 Best Content Marketing Blogs From 2014
    And while the information is basic, it’s highly effective. Yep that’s right! It’s roundup time. Time to list our favorite stuff from 2014 so we can reflect on what we learned, what we found interesting, and what we shared. These are in no particular order, grouped by publisher. 1. The ideal length of a Headline is 6 words.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011
    [Information] Overcoming the 5 Barriers to B2B Social Media Marketing Success
    Leveraging social channels involves creating unique and informative content for your audience over a long period of time. Creating and distributing quality information is only half the battle.  Become a master at using Google and similar tools to find information to inspire your writing and help you put together winning content.
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
    [Information] Savvy Speaks: Got a Newsletter? See How Yours Measures Up
    informative article, tips, survey/survey results, download offer, etc.) In tone: Be informative, timely and relevant with content. It seems like these days EVERYONE sends out their own email newsletter (or eNewsletter). Some we look forward to all month, some we trash right away. Make calls to action prominent (i.e.,
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Information] Putting Customer First in Practice: a Humble Example
    People who come to learn from her, have been heard, will be satisfied and served in a well-informed way. Sometimes ‘small’ examples and experiences can help you illustrate a more important point. Somewhere else in the same hotel are the speakers. Among them, Kristin Zhivago. You’re maybe even bored with the message. You could say I am.
  • JILL KONRATH'S FRESH SALES STRATEGIES BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Information] Why Half-Baked Ideas Are Perfect Sales Conversation Starters
    This is high value information. It happened again last week. I was speaking at a sales kickoff meeting, stressing a key message—that sellers, not their products or services, are the key differentiator today. said, "Be an idea person. Today’s crazy-busy prospects love it when you bring them ideas on how to improve their business.". WRONG!
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
    [Information] YouTube - Education Today and Tomorrow
    Information R/evolution. Sign Up. QuickList ( 0 ). Sign In. Worldwide. English. Close. Set Your Country Content Preference. Close. Set Your Language Preference. Videos. Channels. Community. Upload. Videos. Channels. advanced. Loading. Education Today and Tomorrow. Rate: 182 ratings Sign in to rate. Views: 171,510. Share. Favorite. Playlists.
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Information] 5 Event Ideas that Attract Customers
    Make sure you include all the necessary information in your email. If you’re hosting a physical event, include the full address of the venue, parking information, etc. Customer events are outstanding ways to create excitement and attract new prospects and loyal customers to your business. How to Get the Word Out.
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
    [Information] A New Season, a New Reason to Follow Savvy B2B Marketing
    As we change our style, we look forward to continuing to add valuable B2B content that inspires and informs. After over 18 months and 403 blogs posts, the Savvy sisters are ready to switch things up a bit. So as the leaves change, so do we (and not just into boots and thick sweaters). What exactly does that mean?
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014
    [Information] How to Conduct Market Research on a Tight Budget
    Questions to Ask: How often would you want to receive information from our company? When you share information about companies and the products or services they offer, which of the following do you use? You can learn a lot from product failures. In 2000, Heinz debuted a brand new ketchup -- it was p urple. It''s understandable.
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [Information] Herding cats? The Hidden Costs of Multiple Marketing Tools
    How do you use them to know where a prospect is in the sales cycle, and effectively share that information with sales? It’s a lot more information…and better results… for the same investment of time. That’s the good news. But on the flip side… How do you use these tools so they augment each other? An answer.
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