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  • SYNECORE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014
    [Information] Smarketing: What is a Service Level Agreement?
    Use that information to calculate the value of a marketing qualified lead and use that number to set the parameters for your SLA. 'A service level agreement (SLA) outlines the commitment a company''s sales and marketing teams make to each other for the overall good of the business. Kevin and I will tell you more in the video below!
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
    [Information] Industrial Blog Sites Revisited
    They are beginning to look beyond a static informational website and are now seriously focusing on developing a more robust online presence for attracting qualified traffic, generating higher quality leads and positioning themselves as thought leaders in their respective niches. Blog sites as inbound marketing hubs. Content curation.
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
    [Information] Subscribers to Free Content are NOT Leads
    Lead scoring should be done using a combination of BANT (Budget, Authority, Need and Timeframe) and behavioral information (site interactions). I’ve heard some of my manufacturing clients call their subscribers free content leads. That is good advice and it is a proven tactic for inbound marketing. They are prospects by my definition.
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011
    [Information] Content is the Foundation of Good Relationship Marketing
    Add value to them with every visit to your site and/or download and help them make a more informed decision. Building strong customer relationships is probably a close second only to lead generation for most manufacturers and industrial companies. Many of them will also tell you that the bulk of their new business comes from repeat customers.
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011
    [Information] Lead Nurturing Is Not A Marketing Option, It’s A Sales Necessity
    Your content has helped them make a more informed decision. Plenty has been written about the importance of lead nurturing in B2B and industrial marketing. If you need a quick primer, read my earlier post, “ B2B Lead Generation without Lead Nurturing is Doomed to Fail. ”. What does lead nurturing do for sales?
  • VIEWPOINT  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Information] Improve Sales Lead Generation via Marketing Analytics Part 1: Four Steps
    Applications should be used to track the number and frequency of touches, aggregate information, and align data points with outcomes. When it comes to improving sales lead generation results, using marketing technology without analytics expertise and business acumen results in a numbers glut devoid of action items. Segmentation and testing.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA B2B  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Information] 5 Ways to Use B2B Social Media to Improve Content Sharing
    report of this type can be used for lead generation to get contact information for prospects. And prospects are looking for valuable information from you, and a report fits the bill pretty nicely. press release in not enough. And the people quoted in the Forbes article are the head of sales and the director of marketing.
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Information] Join @ckburgess and @mnburgess for a @SocialEmployee book signing at #PivotCon Sponsored by @Dynamic_Signal Oct 15-16 in NYC
    For a full list of speakers, and to get more information on the conference agenda, please visit the Pivot Agenda page. 'If you don’t have your copy of The Social Employee yet, the 2013 Pivot Conference is the time to get it! On October 16 at 10:35 a.m. To register for the conference, click here. Promo code is BlueFocus  .
  • WRITTENT  |  THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
    [Information] Does SEO Copywriting Limit Creativity?
    what keywords they use to find information. To balance all of that information, keep human readers coming back for more, and maintain or improve search engine rankings, SEO content creators have to be creative. 'SEO copywriting might seem boring and uncreative at first, and it can at times be very repetitive. Search Engine Land.
  • VOICE-BASED MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
    [Information] Guest Blogging for SEO: Why All Links Are Not Created Equal
    Because of this new information from Google, marketers who practice guest blogging as part of their strategy need to consider several important factors when crafting content for other blogs, and when accepting guest content for their own. Because over time it’s become a more and more spammy practice.”. Not All Links Are Good Links.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Information] The Marketing Industry According to Google Autocomplete
    When we have a question or are searching for information, Google tries to guess what we’re searching for before we even finish typing out our query. 'You know when you’re so close to another person that they literally finish your sentences for you? Well, Google''s kinda like that person for all of us. Sometimes, they''re puzzling.
  • MARKETING INTERACTIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
    [Information] Using Content for Inbound Marketing: Mine or Yours?
    Only the of a  curation mindset is that you don't silo that information on web page in a list where there's no context, but instead use it for a specific purpose.   Tom's post, Content Aggregation: The Future of (B2B and Consumer) Media? Examples include Junta 42 and The B2B Marketing Zone. Maybe so, maybe not.
  • REPUTATION TO REVENUE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
    [Information] Why is customer-centric marketing still more talk than action?
    Invest in program integration and information sharing; customer insight is of little value if locked in separate silos . Why do we hear so much talk but see so little action? Shrage’s post reminds us that behind most great innovations lie customers and clients that made those innovations possible. It is happening to some extent, of course.
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Information] Using Pinterest to Build Your B2B Brand
    Most B2B organizations aim to own certain SEO terms and host information about those terms on their websites to drive link traffic and increase their Google search value. Magazine , it is mandatory to have sufficient information on your profile about your business. Some are skeptical that their audience even spends time on Pinterest.
  • B2B LEAD BLOG   |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [Information] How Content Strategy is Transforming an Entire Marketing and Sales Organization
    Provide information responding to business issues your prospects are facing and why it’s smart to leverage third-party resources they respect to do so. View webinar replay: How ECI Telecom Developed a Content-Marketing Program from Concept to Completion and the Surprising Results from B2B Lead Roundtable on Vimeo. What do you want to know?
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Information] Social Data, Structured Data & No Data: SMX East 2013
    The panel, a Q & A on content marketing, was both entertaining and informative, and there were some great takeaways (thanks for the coverage Outspoken!). Be sure to check out my full recap of “ Top Social Tactics for Search Marketers ” over at Search Engine Land for more great social information from the show. And with good reason.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013
    [Information] Ways B2B PPC Advertisers Deal with Ad Blindness on Google AdWords
    This is obviously powerful as people can get information on your products that aren’t typically displayed in paid ads including price, visual qualities, related products, and more. For this exercise let’s assume that all ads are created equally and they all are exactly as compelling to the average B2B buyer. Maximize Real Estate.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Information] 4 Ways B2B Marketers Can Grow Their Retargeting List Size
    People often open and browse the newsletter without really dissecting the information or clicking through to the site. Retargeting (also called remarketing) is the act of serving display advertisements to users who have viewed specific pages on your web site as they browse other sites across display networks on the web.  4) Focus on the ROI.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010
    [Information] How to Use the Social Web to be a Star at Work
    According to Dr. Kelly’s research, one of those key characteristics of a corporate rock star is an ability to effectively network and find information quickly.  A few years ago, I was in a graduate leadership program at Carnegie Mellon University and took a class from a talented educator and author named Robert E. Kelly.  So there. 
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2013
    [Information] 30 Great Tweets from MarketingProfs B2B Marketing Forum #mpb2b
    Fortunately, the twittersphere made attendees and virtual participants feel like they were really there with an amazing stream of updates and shared information. It was great to have the show so close to home but difficult because the temptation to tackle everyday work responsibilities was so close. On B2B Content Marketing. Connect the two.
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
    [Information] Is Content Curation an Easy Way for Content Marketers to Do More.
    searched Wikipedia for information but couldn’t find an exact definition. in Museum Studies, but the idea of acting as a curator of information to post on our website for the benefit of our clients and customers is extremely interesting. Heck, even MS Word kept flagging curation as a misspelled word. What is content curation?
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011
    [Information] 5 Common Stages of B2B Lead Nurturing
    You can do this by pointing them to customer stories on your blog or website, short and fun videos, engage them on your branded social media channels, and deliver informative industry data in the form of digestible e-books. Let’s just say it can feel more like an odyssey than a simple business transaction. Welcome. Progressive. Accelerator.
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Information] How to Get Your Prospects to Call You Back in 2012
    I’m sure there are some good pieces of information you can gather that will give you better personal insights on them. It’s a new year and you have new sales goals but you can’t dismiss the facts gathered from 2011. 92% of executives you try to contact will not return your phone call. Leveraging existing connections.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Information] 13 Little Landing Page Tweaks That Can Make a BIG Difference
    Remember, you're trying to convince your landing page visitors that filling out a form and providing their personal information is worth what they'll get in return. When visitors clearly understand the value of downloading the ebook, and they're more inclined to fill out the form to obtain that valuable information. Does it stand out?
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Information] Why Marketing Automation Software is like a set of nice golf clubs
    They should have published information immediately when these news stories appeared. 'Find New Customers has had many clients who have purchased marketing automation such as Marketo and Act-On Software , but they are using it mainly for email marketing. Expensive software only used for email marketing! I’ve been reading the Wall St.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
    [Information] What Is a Landing Page and Why Should You Care
    landing page is a website page that allows you to capture a visitor's information through a lead form. First and foremost, if you have a valuable offer, your visitors will give up their contact information in exchange for your offer. What is a landing page? Why are landing pages so critical? This is a huge missed opportunity.
  • LOOPFUSE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
    [Information] Why APIs Matter
    For more information on the LoopFuse webservice API, check out our reference documentation on outbound webservice API and lead nurturing nodes. Once they’re using it, it may be a good time to send them additional documentation or support information. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 LoopFuse ,Inc.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012
    [Information] Blog Writing: 5 Tips to Break a Blogging Rut
    You probably have a specific focus for your blog and readers depend on your information in that area. Business blog writing is tough. No matter how long you’ve been writing on your business blog, sooner or later, you’ll find yourself in a blogging rut. How do you break out of blogger’s block ? Read other blogs.
  • CRIMSON MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
    [Information] Tell a Story to Sell a Product
    Take this information and create a customer story that will attract new customers. 'You’re sitting in a stuffy meeting, trying desperately to pay attention to the presentation instead of running down your list of daily to-do’s. How can this be? You’re going to remember this forever. Turn Your Customers Into Heroes.
  • SALES CHALLENGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
    [Information] Breaking the Doom Loop of Sales Hiring
    For more information on this new offering and to begin adding more Challengers to your sales force, please click here to send us an e-mail; we will reply within 24 hours to schedule a subsequent conversation. By Doug Hutton. Sales hiring decisions often lead to classic buyer’s remorse. million.
  • SALES CHALLENGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
    [Information] 3 Steps to Make Your Sales Strategy Actionable
    SEC Members , for more information on the planning and filtering process, see this example of a Strategy Prioritization Toolkit from Schneider Electric or learn more about Toyota’s Problem Reframing Process , which ensures priority setting efforts are aimed at solving the correct problems. It almost feels like someone has pulled a fire alarm. 
  • B2BMARKETINGSMARTS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
    [Information] Where B2B marketing still grabs attention in today’s communication overload.
    Also, messages are read in a momentary calm in the chaotic sea of information, when people take time out of their day to sort their mail. A short business trip last week put me back in front of a copy of USA Today that had been left on my hotel doorstep. It reports, “People are drowning in a deluge of data.
  • B2BMARKETINGSMARTS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2010
    [Information] Two ways to use your B2B customer database as a valuable targeting tool.
    What Hale confirmed for me is that a company’s database has all the information needed to choose the markets a B2B company should target. There are three great experiences to be had from attending an in-person presentation by a B2B marketing expert. There’s the value of networking, of course. Some companies just guess.
  • ENGAGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Information] The Key to Good Health (Content)
    health and wellness information is literally everywhere you look. But they’re useless, not to mention potentially harmful, if they deliver wrong or misleading information. We can’t be so focused on simplifying health information that we end up misrepresenting it. 'My first magazine job out of college was at American Health.
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Information] 12 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2012
    I was recently informed that every marketing blogger must publish their predictions for the year ahead. So to claim my status as a blogger and not put my right to use WordPress at risk, here are my 12 serious predictions for B2B marketing in 2012. Content Marketing 1. Name recognition will rule. Inbound Marketing 4. Social Media 5. Mobile 10.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014
    [Information] Case study: Creating social media benefits in a regulated industry
    People are so thirsty for information if they are in a predicament. People are so thirsty for information if they are in a predicament. 'It’s been wonderful to observe the growth and progress in social media marketing over the years, but certain fields continue to lag behind. Legal. Financial. Pharmaceutical. In the beginning.
  • MARKETRI  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
    [Information] Starting Your Social Networking Journey - A Guide for Professional Services Firms
    There is more detail on these headings in the note , so take a read if you want more information. There is myriad information online describing the various networks. Please contact us if you want more information on any of these. At the tail end of last year, the Law Society issued a practice note on Social Media.
  • JILL KONRATH'S FRESH SALES STRATEGIES BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014
    [Information] Pick Up the Damn Phone — or Suffer the Consequences
    But even if you gather all the social intelligence available on a prospect, that information isn’t going to give you much of an advantage over your competitors, who have access to the same tools and information. After hearing that bold statement, I knew I needed to share her thinking with you. Check out my interview below. JILL: Wow.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [Information] Top 5 Inbound Marketing Articles to Start the Week: Essential Content Strategies
    Because your prospective customers are constantly seeking information about your company, your business must produce content that is educational and builds trust. Yeah, yeah, yeah, you've heard it before: 'Content is king.' By now it's probably been beaten into your head. Content as an Essential Strategy. Think creatively about your content.
  • 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. 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!
  • WRITTENT  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
    [Information] Top Blogging Statistics: 45 Reasons to Blog
    online consumers trust information and advice from blogs. business websites lack a form-fill option to enable consumers to request information. Wondering if you need to set up a blog ? Not sure if your blogging efforts bring the necessary results? Curious to know how your readers behave online and what content they pay attention to?
  • MARKETING INTERACTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010
    [Information] Webinar Q&A: How to Build an eMarketing Strategy to Drive Sales
    Give them information they find valuable, in formats they want to consume, in places where they spend their time. Just as in B2B marketing, give them information they value. Thanks to the attendees of today's Swiftpage Thought Leader webinar series - you were terrific. Someone has to monitor for Step Backs. Email Subject Lines.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Information] Swyft Offers Low-Cost Interaction Management Software as a Service
    The system can import and store additioinal information if real-time access is not appropriate. Summary: Swyft offers a Software-as-a-Service real-time interaction manager. It costs less than traditional versions of those products but has similar features. You’ll note that both of these are single-channel examples.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
    [Information] Silverpop's Latest Release Targets Sophisticated Marketing Automation Buyers
    But it now feeds Salesforce all campaigns that touched the lead and flags both the original source and the campaign that generated contact information. Summary: Silverpop has continued to extend the marketing automation capabilities of its Engage platform. The latest release adds features that are most important to enterprise marketers.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011
    [Information] Whatsnexx Manages Customer States, Not Campaigns
    These alerts (technically, XML messages via a SOAP protocol) include whatever contextual information is needed for Whatsnexx decisions. Whatsnexx offers itself as a radically easier way to manage customer and prospect interactions than conventional marketing automation. Whether it’s radically simpler is another question.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2008
    [Information] How to use social media for lead generation
    As I’ve written before, using social media tools like Twitter for lead generation , I have found Twitter to be helpful in this way.The company in the Case Study used tweets to post notices of new blogs and webinars, trivia questions, and informal focus group questions. I’ve been blogging for over five years. Shifted release time from 8 a.m.
  • SYNECORE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014
    [Information] HubSpot CRM: Breaking Down the Barriers between Sales and Marketing
    There’s a happy medium of information that needs to be shared with the sales team so they can perform their task efficiently. View up-to-date information about your contact. So what do we do with all of this data? The Internal Operations Problem with Big data as it Relates to Sales and Marketing. Assign yourself or a coworker a task.
  • SYNECORE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
    [Information] Welcoming Augmented Reality to the Digital Marketing Team
    As marketing professionals continue to saturate the internet with a wealth of information, the challenge becomes how to deliver content in an innovative way. 'The Fantasy Football draft is done, your picks are set, now all you have to do is sit back and let the games begin. Enter the world of digital technology. ve never heard of it!''
  • WRITTENT  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    [Information] Blog Strategy? How to Go From 0 to 1000+ Visits/Day in
    Curated and well-researched information is useful. They save your readers’ time and solve your potential customers’ need for information. Aim to be the best informational resource in your industry, and you’ll outperform your competition. 'So here you are – thinking about your blog strategy and what the results could be.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Information] What to Seek in an Engagement Marketing Solution
    'Author: Dayna Rothman As a marketer, you no longer control the flow of information that buyers seek about your products and services. Instead, today’s self-empowered buyers find the information they want online. After all, there’s more than enough information at their fingertips on just about any topic. Is easy to use.
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
    [Information] 5 Inside Sales Trends to Expect in 2012
    Seize the Hidden Sales Cycle  - The new normal now is our self-sufficient customers who are engaging later and alter in the sales cycle, and coming in much more informed than ever before. These 5 trends are derived from a very, very interesting Inside Sales Trends Report: 12 in 2012 Inside Sales Trends  by Josiane Feigon. trends
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010
    [Information] Social Media for Sales
    For more information on essential tactics for social media use by sales pros, see my recent guest post on the Your Sales Management Guru blog. One of the challenges in measuring the ROI of social media marketing is that the use of social networking and social sharing tools isn’t confined to the marketing group. Share this on Bebo.
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
    [Information] 10 Steps to Create A Content Marketing Blueprint For Small Business
    Use this information to discover how to set the direction and focus of your small business brand. By now, you have heard all the hype about content marketing. Although this powerful marketing strategy is one of today’s biggest buzzwords, many brands are still hesitant to jump into the mix. Enter the Content Marketing Blueprint.
  • EMAGAZINE B2B BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
    [Information] eMagine Launches New Websites
    Founded by innovators in next-generation sequencing (NGS), genetics, molecular biology, and information science, the company delivers tools that enable researchers and clinicians to make better decisions regarding drug development and patient care. We use this blog to provide educational material for our visitors on these subjects. Galatea.
  • SAZBEAN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
    [Information] Digging in the Cache – Clarus the Dogcow (says Moof!)
    It’s, unfortunately, more difficult to find information on the dogcow these days. Digging in the Cache is a series where we go back in time to look at fun tidbits of Internet and computer history. Apple even released a Tech Note (31) which included a description of the dogcow: Somewhere along the line I baptized the dogcow “Clarus.”
  • B2B MEMES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011
    [Information] Why Aggregation Is Not Distasteful
    Any journalist who ignores or deprecates such a useful tool for sharing information with readers is doing them a disservice. What is it about aggregation that riles so many journalists? understand the competitive motives behind the objections of legacy publishers like Rupert Murdoch and the New York Times. Curious why Web is different.”.
  • SAZBEAN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011
    [Information] Content and Fair Use Online
    That’s really a big part of what social networking is — sharing information with those in your network. Content curation is HUGE online. We all share links to articles, videos, pictures, etc. However, there’s a big difference between sharing links to content and republishing. Content
  • SAZBEAN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010
    [Information] ASICS uses Facebook App to Find New Spokeswoman
    As fans engage with the brand for the contest, they can also get product information, view behind the scenes videos, and get a list of upcoming marathon events. This expands on their strategy of recruiting runners at last May’s Paris Marathon. Whether this campaign will resonate with ASICS fans remains to be seen. What do you think?
  • SAZBEAN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
    [Information] The Drawbacks with Too Much Social Media Automation
    It’s very difficult to offer information that’s not available elsewhere, and people are on social networks to be social. Social media takes time… and patience… and commitment. Following through on those requirements is difficult for many businesses, large or small. No Interaction. No Personality. What do you think?
  • CONNECT THE DOCS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
    [Information] Time to Analyze your Content: What Worked and What Failed?
    If you're thinking that it's wrong to "give away" this kind of information, you should know that others are doing it already. As the end of the year approaches, it's a good idea to shift focus from content to analysis. What has worked for you the past year and what hasn't? What was hot and what was not? Not effort. Results.
  • CONNECT THE DOCS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009
    [Information] ClickInsights: How to choose a white paper syndication partner?
    White Paper Syndication Options for Technology Marketers report has great information on the following: List of Syndication Partners. What type of information do you collect on the registration form, and can I customize it to collect information that fits my lead definition? How do you market your white papers? IT Business Edge.
  • ENGAGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
    [Information] 4 Ways Bloggers Can Keep Their Content Fresh
    It’s fine if you think newspapers are dying and that information on what’s going on in the world is gleaned better online than in any other form. More information leads to more nuanced views and helps your audience develop opinions of their own rather than just accepting yours. Be human. Don’t be boring. Surprise Yourself. Bottom line?
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Information] The Anatomy of an Awful Marketing Email
    Make sure your ESP helps you avoid mishaps like these by providing default content where customer information is MIA. You still need to invite your recipient to do something with the information you've just provided. How often do you think about junk mail? So what if we just. stopped producing awful marketing emails entirely? Wrong.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011
    [Information] 5 Important Things Japan Taught the World about Twitter in 2011
    Twitter has a rich culture of link-sharing and engaging with content, and if you are looking for a way to navigate through the Internet for targeted information, there is no better way to do this than for searching for it right in your timeline of tweets.  Thank you. We all know that Twitter is much more than that.  Faster Than CNN.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013
    [Information] Don't Want Your Face Plastered All Over Google? You Have a Few Options
    Here''s what you can do if you don''t want your personal information used for Google ads. How to Prevent Your Personal Information From Appearing in Google Ads. 'Last week, Google announced it''d be using users'' pictures (age 18+ only) in its advertisements, starting November 11, 2013. Great. but really? You know. Balance.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2011
    [Information] How to Avoid Problems with Hyphens and Dashes…
    Because of the informal nature of writing on a blog , or for online ezines , people now write like they speak – you know what I mean? Have you ever encountered this problem when blogging or writing content marketing ? Instead of commas or semi-colons, everyone uses dashes to interject phrases – just like the way we talk.
  • THE POINT  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Information] Social PPC: 17 Tips for Successful Ads on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook
    For B2B advertisers in particular, they make it easier to capture more robust lead information compared to Lead Generation Cards. 'It seems only yesterday that “PPC advertising” was synonymous with Google AdWords. Its top 25 US-based search advertisers alone spent more than $1.3 Billion with Google in 2013. Twitter. Facebook. General.
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Information] 12 Super Cool, Time-Saving Apps and Tools
    Project managers can select who has access to information for any given project within the system, and people can even respond via email. 'The surprising part of running a business is how much time is spent on tasks that aren’t core to your key mission. Keep extraneous tasks at bay with time-saving tools and apps. Why is it time-saving?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010
    [Information] A strategy for dealing with Twitter spammers
    Use strong passwords that are long, a mixture of letters and numbers, and nonsense words unrelated to any personal information. Don’t visit their sites or ask for more information, even in fun. Part 5 of a series. Writing a series of posts on Twitter scams has been pretty depressing. What can be done about it? Just do your part.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013
    [Information] Content Curation for Lead Nurturing
    Your newly generated prospects may not be ready to talk with your sales team when they first meet you – especially if they are a modern, digitally empowered buyer who uses easy access to information to delay engaging with sales.  The Content Challenge. You need different content for each buying profile, e.g. each target persona.  An Example.
  • 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  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014
    [Information] ANNOUNCEMENT: @CKBurgess and @MNBurgess to Present on #SocBiz at @SocialBizForum #SBF14
    For further details, announcements, and information on the forum’s agenda, please visit the Social Business Forum website. And stay tuned to the Blue Focus Marketing blog and Twitter feed  for more information and content relating to the forum in the coming weeks. Please check out @SocialEmployee media buzz! FOR EWORD by David C.
  • NUSPARK  |  SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2010
    [Information] Set the Record Straight: Marketing Automation vs. Email Programs
    By knowing this information, you can customize your sales pitch and make it relevant; and that means enhancing relationships and more sales. From that we downloads another case study; this time the web form asks a little more information, like company name and job title. Standard email programs are limited in identifying hot prospects.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012
    [Information] The Business Case for Irrelevance
    The argument in favor of algorithms is that without them we would drown in a sea of irrelevant information. By {grow} Community Member Paul Mayze. Algorithms are the magic of the Internet. Algorithms are the most closely guarded secrets of the internet giants. Suppose I Google “elephant.” Try it yourself. Try it and let me know!).
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Information] How to Build a Perfect B2B Product Page
    Whether the buyer is signing up for a service or product, B2B purchases often require more information, research time, and ultimately more decision-makers than a typical consumer purchase. Where do users go to gather information about HubSpot? B2B purchase decisions, on the other hand, tend to take a bit longer. Here''s how to do it.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
    [Information] Facebook Pages Offically Killing FBML In Favor of iFrames
    While you may not be the person that actually does the code for your cusotmer Facebook tabs and applications, that doesn't mean you shouldn't be informed about the new advantages that iframes bring to Facebook Pages. Last week Facebook, made some big changes to its Pages platform. How Do iFrames Benefit Facebook Marketers?
  • VISIONEDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
    [Information] Creating a Strategy Roadmap for Marketing Operations
    Once you have the information from the first step, the next step is to assess the current marketing operations capabilities and performance and to compare this against other marketing operations practitioners. 'Not long ago few B2B companies had a marketing operations function. Lead the charge for marketing performance measurement processes.
  • VISIONEDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012
    [Information] The Five Metrics that Must be on Your Marketing Dashboard
    Again, we can use this information to reallocate the budget to ensure that marketing is contributing to each of the business outcomes identified by the senior leadership team. 'by Laura Patterson, VEM and Julie Schwartz, ITSMA. Marketers are always asking us, “What are the five most important metrics that should be on our marketing dashboard?”
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
    [Information] Images Might Define Your Online Image Moving Forward
    Are you able to help the over-informed get to your point as quickly as possible through eye candy? It looks like we are rapidly moving toward the point where we are going to be communicating in flash cards of images–and words may be an unsettling extra, if needed at all. Historically, images are a big part of any Internet presence.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013
    [Information] Spin A Story That Stands Above The Noise: Content Marketing Tips From ?Ardath Albee
    Albee: Get into the nitty-gritty details and provide helpful information about solving problems that specific prospects care about. 'by Amanda Batista | Tweet this Storytelling is one of the last opportunities marketers have to differentiate their companies, brands, and products. Stories are difficult to copy. Well, that’s the point, really.
  • VOICE-BASED MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Information] Help Me Help You: 4 Solutions to Strengthen the Franchisor/Franchisee Relationship
    Utilizing multi-criteria measurement and reporting technologies, franchisors can collect information from each lead and determine how best to service questions or concerns. The more information gathered on the lead, the easier it is for franchisees to provide satisfactory service and close a sale. Match made in heaven! Wrong. You bet!Utilizing
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Information] The Tactics You Need to Capitalize on the Fast Pace of Social Media
    holding statement is something you can put up on your website or blog that lets your audience know you're working on a large-scale issue and will update them when you have more information. In the event of a crisis, what information would you need to trust that the situation is being handled well? Why is it important to be fast? hours.
  • B2B MARKETING UNPLUGGED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
    [Information] Forget the C-Suite, the Money’s in the P-Cube
    The P-Cube takes its strategic priorities (we hope) from the C-Suite so you may find some of the hot buttons for procurement in that information. You have to pity sales people in the summertime. What with all the golf days, baseball games and other client entertainments they barely have time for a manicure. An ugly pen and pencil set?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
    [Information] Four ideas to overcome content saturation in your niche
    Related Stories Standing out in a world of information density Does Content Marketing Really Have a Confidence Problem? 'Here is the sneaky little secret of content marketing nobody likes to talk about. Often, to create an effective strategy, you don’t have to produce the best content. Content saturation is a legitimate strategy. Hello.
  • 3D2B  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
    [Information] What Your Optometrist Can Teach You About Email Marketing
    The doctor gains a little more information about your eyes with each test, and discovers the best prescription to help you see more clearly. For more information about 3D2B, visit www.3D2B.com or call +1 718-709-0900 or +39 06 978 446 60 (EMEA). 'A/B Testing for Eyes and Email. Test, measure, and optimize with A/B testing. Open Rates.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013
    [Information] Is Your Industry Hitting the Click Through Rate Mark? [CHART]
    and that the information sent is normally what that keeps the relationship alive. 'by John Katsoulis | Tweet this Our marketing efforts only matter if people respond or click through our requests to engage with them. So for this week’s chart, we got right in the weeds and compared Average Click Through Rates (CTRs) across industries. 7.03%.
  • SAZBEAN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Information] Now What Do I Do?: 5 Tips for After Kickstarter Project Funding
    Order business cards with all your vital contact information, including company name, address, telephone numbers, fax number, website and email address. 'You’ve developed a product idea, used a creative funding platform to generate money and your project is fully funded. Now what do you do? The post Now What Do I Do?: Marketing
  • SAZBEAN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011
    [Information] Thoughts on the History of Social Networking [Infographic]
    Social networking has been around for longer than Twitter and Facebook (one could argue that social networking has been around longer than computers, but we’ll save that argument for another day). Digital social networking started the day that two computers could communicate with each other and send messages between people. News & Notes
  • SAZBEAN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011
    [Information] The “ME” in Social Media is not about You
    Remember what the “me&# needs are The “me&# needs of your company aren’t just marketing and advertising, you’re also getting valuable feedback and information for sales, customer service and product development. The “ME&# in social media refers to individual consumers, not to you personally.
  • PHOENIX RISING  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009
    [Information] Stop with the 4 Letter Words!
    So stop with the argument that they want technical sales information. I brought the soapbox out to talk about both 3 and 4 letter words - those pesky acronyms that seem to permeate technical and complex B2B product marketing.    I just spent some time reviewing materials from a potential new client.   Which is fine. 
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
    [Information] 78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)
    Noting that “Smart and savvy companies have positioned themselves as authoritative experts and trusted sources of information by creating their own content,&# Gordon Plutsky outlines a six-step process for consistently connecting with prospects through relevant, compelling content. Social Media Marketing Tips, Tactics and Guides.
  • SYNECORE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014
    [Information] Casting a Social Net: How to Get People to Naturally Share your Site on Social Media
    For instance, readers must feel there is some gain in sharing, such as providing the information to other like-minded people, or supporting a specific cause by making certain knowledge known. Make Sharing Simple. One way you can make this possible is by including social share buttons in very visible areas on your site. Follow @cameronjohnso
  • HINGE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Information] Marketing Automation: What it is and How to Know if Your Firm Needs it
    Four days have passed and the prospect hasn’t contacted you or visited your website for more information, so an email is sent offering an eBook on their topic of interest. 'What is marketing automation, and what can it do for your firm? Two days later, the prospect has opened the email but did not click the link to download the eBook.
  • MI6 MARKETING AGENCY  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
    [Information] B2B Company Websites
    But, it can be hard sorting through the tweets to find that shiny gold nugget of information. The challenge is serving diverse contact and information needs. Advice from Marketing Peers. Every Thursday night Jeremy Victor and a group of B2B marketers hold a B2B Twitter Chat session. Mining For Gold in the Chatstream. Learn more here ).
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010
    [Information] ?Tis the Season for Website Redesigns: 7 Lessons Learned from Redesigning Industrial Websites
    It usually gets asked by an admin assistant or a trusted influencer who is responsible for gathering initial information. They may not know and/or be authorized to discuss additional information about their website redesign. A New Year and a new website mean new leads and sales opportunities. Content comes before design.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
    [Information] 12 Reasons Your Business Blog Is Failing
    They want to obtain information. Let's say that a couple of months ago, you decided to really start drinking the inbound marketing Kool-Aid, and you took the plunge: you started a business blog. You put in the time to get it going, published a few posts, and waited for the leads to start rolling in. So why haven't you noticed a difference?
  • B2B IDEAS @ WORK  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
    [Information] Brogan to B2B Marketers: "I See You" at BMA Engage 2010
    Take a look a my case studies for more information. The last day of the BMA Engage 2010 conference in Chicago last week began on a high note, with Chris Brogan delivering a rousing keynote. His easy glibness, dry wit and a delightful proclivity for tangents delivered valuable insights into B2B and the social media world. Be Agent Zero.
  • 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?
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2010
    [Information] How Social Media are Challenging the Old Media Business Models
    There are quite a few media business (revenue) models which come in different classifications and structures, but I find this diagram organized by Paul Bradshaw most suitable to discuss the subject, mainly because it is very clear, informative and well structured. Source: Paul Bradshaw ). But the times are changing. Madness? The outcomes.
  • E-QUIP  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014
    [Information] What Client Surveys Tell Us
    Clients depend on timely information and updates to meet internal deadlines, manage budgets, satisfy reporting requirements, and allocate time and resources. 'I''m in the midst of doing another client survey, this one the sixth I''ve performed for a very successful engineering firm and long-time client of mine. This is stating the obvious.
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