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BUYEROLOGY The Seven Phases of the Buyer Experience Journey
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
Mapping the buyer journey provides a basis for making informed decisions on how to align strategies, structure, and go-to-market processes with enhanced relevancy to buyers. Image by david_shankbone via Flickr. The seven experience phases of the buyer journey can be labeled as: Initiative. Research. Assess. Support. Renewal.
HUBSPOT 18 Ways to Guarantee Nobody Misses Your Next Webinar
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
8) Create an informative landing page. Here at HubSpot, we know a thing or two about webinars. We’ve set the Guinness World Record for largest online marketing seminar, we've hosted webinars with partners such as Facebook , LinkedIn and Salesforce and we’re able to host and promote in-house because of the modern marketing team we’ve built!
FEARLESS COMPETITOR Superb guests on Mad Marketing TV this week! Interviewed by Jeff Ogden of Find New Customers
| SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2012
Ross led marketing for an information security software start-up firm and a subsidiary of Ford Credit. This week, Jeff Ogden of the lead generation company Find New Customers had the opportunity to interview two top sales and marketing experts for Mad Marketing TV , the terrific marketing show sponsored by Act-On Software. Maribeth Ross.
FEARLESS COMPETITOR B2B Lead Generation: Edelman Trust Factor 2011: Credentials Count More Than Ever
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
Visit www.edelman.com for more information. Do Salespeople want more leads? Yes, indeed! Trust in experts rises—and after years of being at or near the bottom, CEO s see increase in credibility. If you are looking to improve sales leads using B2B lead generation strategies, you need to build trust with prospective buyers. About Edelman.
CONTENT MARKETING TODAY Shocking! Great Facebook Marketing from Naples, Florida Electrician
| SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011
By contrast, the only local competitors I could find on Facebook provided very little useful information and managed to accumulate fewer than 10 Facebook friends. Solopreneur Firm Understands How to Engage, Educate, and Entertain. There are dozens of electrical firms in Southwest Florida. Many of them have lots of employees.
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX Insights from Eloqua's IPO Registration Statement
| MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
In the absence of real information, I’ll just blindly speculate. Summary: Eloqua's registration statement offers new and interesting details about its business. My analysis is below. Hopefully it's accurate -- I think that SEC rules prevent them from commenting if it's not. Eloqua last week filed for an initial public offering of its stock.
MARKETING CRAFTMANSHIP Finding Elmer in Hurricane Sandy
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
Elmer was there simply to talk to people, to put their situation into perspective, to offer support and to provide helpful information if he could. This is where I found Elmer, the Volunteer Craftsman. On the other side of our front door, Hurricane Sandy lived up to expectations. We are addicted to physical comfort and entertainment.
MARKETING CRAFTMANSHIP An End to B2B Social Media Madness
| SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2013
Their corporate profiles often do not contain adequate information, they do not merchandise blog-related and other relevant content, fail to connect through industry user groups, and their employees’ profiles are inconsistent and sometimes unprofessional. As if CMOs needed another cause for termination. Blog Correctly, or Don’t Have One.
HUBSPOT Answered: 10 Common Social Media Marketing Questions
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010
Such platforms enable you to achieve instant access to information and peer feedback. Can dipping your toe in the water be more detrimental than diving all the way in? Yes, when it comes to using social media for marketing your business. It is not going to change the way you are doing business. How do you add social buttons to your content?
SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW What’s the Difference Between “Sales 2.0? & “Social Selling”?
| MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
When you’re gathering information on a potential sales prospect, there’s an awful lot of places to look. The sales environment continues to evolve. Most if not all companies are familiar with the term Sales 2.0 and now we are introducing Social Selling to the vocabulary of sales leaders. So whats the difference? In the case of Sales 2.0,
MODERN B2B MARKETING Think Creatively About Your Search Ads With These Top Questions
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
As a result, TrueView capabilities provide an ideal forum to test and iterate with varying video content to inform your development efforts. by Dayna Rothman Today’s guest post is from Marlin Gilbert, Industry Head of Advertising and Sales at Google. Marlin manages a team responsible for B2B Technology clients nationally. Lead Quality.
HUBSPOT A Marketer's Guide to the 6 Phases of a Website Redesign
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
To avoid delays, take the time to gather all necessary information upfront, before it is needed. Main contact information for current website host. Keith Moehring is business development manager and consultant at PR 20/20, an inbound marketing agency and HubSpot Partner. You can follow him on Twitter at @keithmoehring. The Prep.
IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE 5 Stories About EU Privacy Rules: A Daily Roundup
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
Is it “prior” or “informed”? by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Today was enactment day in the European Union, the date when member states were due to roll out the region’s new opt-in privacy requirements for businesses wishing to track consumers’ behavior online with tools like cookies. But a blog benefits from a diversity of voices. Share email.
B2BBLOGGERS Unleashing Your Revenue Engine - Eloqua Experience | B2Bbloggers.
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010
Joe explained through both his informal polling of customers and Conference Board research, that CEOs care more about revenue growth than anything else. Joe explained the importance of sales and marketing working from one set a metrics and information that is consistent and commonly agreed to. Use a framework. Andre’s answer, “ NOW!
KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES Bark, Meow, Tweet: What Our Pets Can Teach Us About Digital Marketing
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
Gathering information to better provide your customer with relevant messaging and interaction is well worth the effort. Everyone always says pets are smarter than people. Don’t they? What does this have to do with marketing? Well, nothing. But no one ever said that thinking outside the box was easy. What can we learn from Sophie? later.
INBOUND SALES NETWORK How to Shorten Your Revenue Cycle
| TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
Instead of a message of ROI or self-recognition to information technology professionals, you should target the ability to achieve freedom from fear or risk to Chief Financial Officers of your target companies. If you are not, maybe you should be looking for a new line of work. Job security and a paycheck.
HUBSPOT Why List Segmentation Matters in Email Marketing
| TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
This means your contacts are at different points in the sales cycle, and they require different types of information and communication depending on which point they're at. But while most marketers realize that email is here to stay, unfortunately, that doesn't exactly mean certain email marketing best practices have caught on. Think about it.
MODERN B2B MARKETING Social Media Shift Causing Ongoing ‘Sea Change’ in Revenue Process
| TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
Information is power, and with so much information just a search away, the buyer now has the ability to engage the sales process on his/her own terms and timelines. by Phil Fernandez. Do you remember when you finally realized that Facebook (and social media in general) was more than just a flash in the plan?
ENGAGE 4 SEO Reasons Why You Need to Stop Ignoring Google+
| TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt had this to say on the matter : “Information tied to online profiles will be ranked higher than content without such verification…The true cost of remaining anonymous, then, might be irrelevance.”. 'In the two years since its launch, it is no secret that Google+ has had its skeptics—myself included.
SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW From Zero to Hero: Quality of Data VS Quantity of Data
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
Alone these sources provide basic information, but when used together they allow us an insight into our customers lives along with very valuable predictive analytics. SOURCE: [link] Quality data is one of the essential keys to running a successful business in today’s always on, analytics driven world. But how do we do that?” Sales 2.0
WRITTENT 4 U’s of Web Copywriting: Tips for Writing Great Headlines & Copy
| MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
If you found an article that offered unique information or benefits, was very useful, specifically solved a problem, and did it all in a timely fashion, wouldn’t you read the whole thing? So what are the 4 U’s and how can you use them to write more powerful headlines and copy? Urgent. Unique. Useful. Ultra-specific. are timely. useful.
WRITING ON THE WEB 7 Writing Tips to Connect Emotionally with Your Readers
| FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
Try either an informal or more formal survey from time to time. How do you create an emotional connection with your readers? More importantly, how do you get them so inspired they want to take action, like join your list, opt-in, comment, or buy something? Here are some psychological secrets to keep in mind. This can be done several ways.
WRITING ON THE WEB Content Marketing: Connect the Dots and Drive Results
| MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
How do you master the art of writing content for the Web so that you provide quality information on your web pages, blog, and newsletters that works to convert readers to clients? Ahhh, that’s what I’ve been trying to figure out for the last 12 years. In the World Wide Web, there often seems to be no rules. Answer your question.
WRITING ON THE WEB The Real Truth About Mexico
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
According to the latest information available from the International Monetary Fund , Mexico had the second-highest average income per capita in Latin America at $15,323 in January 2010. At the time of publishing my last post about the dangers of living in Mexico , the drug wars and gun laws, I had no idea if such thoughts interest my readers.
HUBSPOT 3 Ways to Make Inbound Leads More Effective for Sales and Marketing
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
People submit their names and email addresses (and perhaps more) to receive samples, download a whitepaper, request more information, get a free trial, or receive some premium content, etc. He is also the founder of Kurlan & Associates , official sponsor of HUGS 2011. The Inbound Promise. Admit it. No more worrying about conversions.
BUYEROLOGY The 10 Rules for Creating a Buyer Persona: Rule 7
| MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010
The outcome being buyer personas resembling a wire mesh of columns and rows that have every conceivable bit of information on the “what” of a buyer persona. An over emphasis on what buyer personas do versus on the insight that can inform customer strategy. Image via Wikipedia.
DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING B2B's Digital Evolution
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
You might even visit a web forum or two that youve gotten valuable information from in the past. For more information, visit executiveboard.com. Think with Google. Search. Featured Insights. Research Library. Planning Tools. Facts & Stats. Forum. Think Quarterly. Creative Inspiration. B2B's Digital Evolution. What do you do? Tweet.
ENGAGE 4 Ways to Get More Mileage Out of Old Content
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2011
I ’m a ’90s baby. grew up during, at least what I believe to be, the peak of Nickelodeon’s programming. was, of course, a devoted viewer and since the end of the ’90s have been missing my childhood roots—the shows that I would watch blissfully for hours on end … and I know I’m not the only one. So what does this have to do with content?
INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY 5 Things Industrial Marketers Must Do to Attract Engineers and.
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2010
Anything you can do to help them find the right information quicker will score big with engineers. If possible, add basic pricing information on your site to offer complete information without leaving your site. should know — I am an engineer too. You need to move beyond the free Google Custom Search tool for websites. Don’t!
WWW.BRAINSHARK.COM Do You Have Your Content Team in Place?
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
• Sales and marketing professionals use Brainshark to produce engaging content to generate leads, communicate important information to prospects and customers, and gauge audience interest. Home Company Contact Us Login Help & Training RSS Feed Linkedin Facebook Twitter GooglePlus YouTube. Ideas Blog. Entire Site. Search. Tweet.
HUBSPOT Glossary: 39 Blogging Terms to Know
| MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010
Search engines, however, quickly came to realize that this piece of information was often inaccurate or misleading and frequently lead to spammy sites. The tags are elements that provide information about a given web page, most often to help search engines categorize them correctly. 39 Commonly Used Blogging Terms you Must Know!
SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW Product Update: August 2011 Release
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011
These are not direct connections that can be found using networks like LinkedIn but more implied connections that look at my past employeers and other information from my profile to identify ways I can be connected to my target. We now identify for you if you are connected through a coworker, a reference account or through previous coworkers.
MODERN B2B MARKETING Why Thought Leadership Is Your Most Valuable Asset
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2009
Whatever type of research you conduct, this information can be especially useful for media and industry analysts. As a B2B marketer, thought leadership is one of the most valuable assets your brand — or you — can attain. In down economies, prospects conduct even more research leading up to the purchase. Every company is now a media company.
HUBSPOT How to Determine if Your A/B Test Results Are Significant
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
Using our example, if each call-to-action was viewed 200 times, with the top one generating 20 clicks and the bottom one generating 6 clicks, save that information. Sometimes, when looking at a test you’ve conducted on your website or in an email, it can be difficult to tell if the difference in performance actually meant something.
HUBSPOT 6 Lessons For Awesome Email Marketing From Threadless
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011
Our newsletter features new tee releases, Threadless Community information and design challenges, (often sponsored by companies like our recent Sharpie and Thermos challenges). Of course, we also include information on sales, coupons, and anything going on in the way of specials. We don’t identify buyer personas per se. It bombs?
DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING Content SEO
| TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010
Longer sales cycles due to more complex products and services and business purchasing processes often require more information. It’s helpful to know what types of documents or information is published as you build out your content strategy and optimization plan. Guru J Great information and comments below. Sub domain?
- Why marketing automation fails: the role of vendors and content
Some channels are more popular among specific target audiences or during specific stages of the path to purchase but in the end they all are important as buyers consult several content sources and information channels. Marketers realize that an omnichannel customer can only be served properly when having a single customer view. The reason?
HUBSPOT 6 Twitter Tips for Building Relationships and Generating Media Coverage
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011
Reporters and big-time bloggers are incredibly active on social networks, especially when gathering information for stories. The following is an adapted excerpt from our new, free ebook, " How to Use Twitter for Business: An Introductory Guide " for 2011. Download the full ebook here. It's true! Twitter Tools for Finding Influencers.
MANHATTAN MARKETING MAVEN 9 Ways to Assess Blogs
| MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
Furthermore “blogs were found to be the fifth-most trustworthy source overall for information on the Internet” trailing news sites, Facebook , retail sites and YouTube. Reach, credibility and influence are the ultimate objectives of social media marketing. One has volume and global scale.
MODERN B2B MARKETING Social Media: Signs your prospects want to hear from you
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
Whether you are using a product like Radian6 to monitor your brand’s mention, or simply do a Twitter or Google search and see what people are saying, this is the clearest way to see that customers and prospects may want your input and information. Don’t ignore your customers and prospects by ignoring Social Media.
SALES CHALLENGER Matrix Structures: A Practitioner’s Guide
| TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
To ensure this, companies hold regular meetings in which senior management openly disseminates corporate information to employees. We live in a world of growing sales complexity. Sales executives, in response, often reorganize and make principled trade-offs between the benefits achieved by centralized and decentralized arrangements.
SALES CHALLENGER Are Customer Objections Your Biggest, Untapped Asset?
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
And the impact of this information would stretch far beyond front-line managers or Sales Operations. A few years ago we shared an interesting member case study on how the monthly rep pipeline – typically used for tactical, deal-level discussions – could be elevated and transformed into a strategic tool for long-term skill development.
SALES CHALLENGER The Five Major Pitfalls of Account Planning
| MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
Sales organizations know that account planning is important, yet their efforts at it are often sporadic and unfocused. There are many steps in the account planning process and though they all are important, there are a select few that reps and their organizations perennially get wrong. Pitfall #1. Reps prioritize their accounts incorrectly.
PAUL GILLIN Social Marketing Wisdom From a True Practitioner
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
This is what I call really actionable information. An accompanying website provides bonus information that builds on many of the points raised in the book. Stand Out Social Marketing starts a little slow, but if you stick with it you’ll be rewarded with truly actionable insight that can help your whole company become more social.
WWW.BRAINSHARK.COM Sales Team Enablement Content: Ready to Engage
| FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
• Sales and marketing professionals use Brainshark to produce engaging content to generate leads, communicate important information to prospects and customers, and gauge audience interest. Home Company Contact Us Login Help & Training RSS Feed Linkedin Facebook Twitter GooglePlus YouTube. Ideas Blog. Entire Site. Search. Tweet.
HUBSPOT Master Online Lead Generation by Reducing Friction
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
You probably don't really need to know your lead's favorite color, so ask only for the information you need to contact and adequately qualify your leads, and understand that there is a delicate balance between quantity and quality. If you're a marketer, you definitely know it's no easy feat to convert visitors into leads. We do.
LOOPFUSE Friend or Foe (Competitive Assessment) « Loopfuse Marketing.
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
Funding – Funding information is often published and widely distributed. Friend or Foe (Competitive Assessment) October 28th, 2010 by Marcus Tewksbury As Sun Tzu, historical author of the Art of War , once said, “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” Are they bootstrapped startups? Or cash rich incumbents?
HUBSPOT 3 Tips For Better Lead Management
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011
Then, take note of triggering behavior and look at your product and company information to put a process in place in order to send [lead] over to sales. If you don't have a second to view the webinar , no worries! Grab a few quick tips in the meantime: Build and Measure Lead Management. Make your first goal to generate volume, not just leads.
HUBSPOT Why Spam Commenters Are Better At Marketing Than You
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011
Get them the information they need as simply and quickly as possible. Spam is annoying. The problem is, if it didn't actually work, then no one would do it. One of the worst types of spam is blog comment spam. You put you all of your effort into writing an awesome blog post only to find that all the comments on it are spam. So should you.
MODERN B2B MARKETING One Small Step for Marketo, One Giant Leap for the Marketing Nation
| FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
Large-scale trends, such as increasingly self-directed consumers and broad and instant availability of information online, are changing the role and responsibilities of the marketing department in most organizations around the world. You can read about it and see some pictures here. Thank You Marketing Nation. B2B Marketing
ENGAGE Harvey Levin: Sensationalist or Soothsayer?
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
2010 poll of magazine readers by the Chief Marketing Officer Council found that 90 percent of adult magazine subscribers still prefer to receive information in print, with just 24 percent of respondents saying they plan to eventually switch to an e-reader for personal magazine consumption. “L eave the heavy stuff. Just go.” Real Housewives.
MODERN B2B MARKETING The Top 5 Deal-Breakers for LinkedIn Cold Contacting
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
The law of averages ensures that if you keep up your cold contacting using good manners, valuable information and good old-fashioned persistence, you will see success! by Carol Fox Any salesperson will tell you: cold calling is a fine art. It takes perseverance, confidence and insight to be successful. Think about it. You get the idea.
BUYEROLOGY Future of Buyer Personas is Social - Part 4 ( A New Role and Framework)
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
The term buyer persona is being defined incorrectly as a target profile for content as opposed to an informing process that shapes content strategy. Image by Arenamontanus via Flickr. This is the fourth part of a series of reflective articles on the future of buyer personas. The Science of Buyer Persona Research.
HUBSPOT 5 Creative Hurricane Sandy Newsjacks From Savvy Marketers
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
One Day One Job (ODOJ), a site for entry-level career information, chose to feature an employer that is directly connected to the weather. Here on the Eastern seaboard, we're getting fully prepared for worsening weather conditions with hurricane Sandy creeping up on the area. Here are some examples: 1) Through a Pinterest Board.
ANNUITAS GROUP A B2B Perspective of Dreamforce
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
This maturity was confirmed by many of the exhibitors that we informally surveyed about the level of attendees and the discussions they were having. However, when it came to the “informative” or “thought leadership” content, there was a severe gap. Oh yeah, there were a ton of user sessions too. Industry News Marketing Automation
SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES A New Year A New Take On Inside Sales
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011
With this new position, if I started up my computer this upcoming month, logged onto Salesforce, ran through a few tutorials, threw together some incentives for my team and compiled ramp up information in a pinch, it would be at the minimum, adequate. 2011 kicked off with a good amount to be thankful for. Apply and Practice.
THE ROI GUY Winning the Social Media Engagement Contest
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2010
For more information and resources on Social Media ROI, please visit: [link] The full study can be found at: [link] An expanded discussion of content marketing strategies to drive social media success can be found on Content Marketing Institute (CMI) at: [link]. Content Marketing Institute CMI Pisello Alinean Frugalnomics Social Media ROI
HUBSPOT Amazon's Ebook Sales Now Exceed Printed Book Sales
| MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
They're accessing information on different digital devices and living in an increasingly paperless world, and marketers must be able to adapt their content strategy to satisfy all these types of screens. The shift toward digital media consumption just got even more real. And this doesn't even include the free ebooks Amazon distributes!
HUBSPOT 10 Signs You're Failing at Marketing Automation
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
If you're running multiple systems and need a team of interns just to pull all the information together in Excel, that's not good. What information are you missing in order to do this analysis? What information is your sales team missing in order to convert these leads into customers? It’s actually a good thing.
B2B IDEAS @ WORK Inbound Marketing Bounce Pass: 5 Tips to Creating Inbound Links
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
Use your signature to provide information and a link to your site. With inbound marketing, instead of having a single basketball player toss in the ball, it's like the whole arena is making inbound passes to your website. You've drawn the whole crowd into your game. Good ways to do this include blog posts, white papers, eBooks and profiles.
BLOG MY CALLS Call Tracking 101: The 5 Minute Guide to Set Up
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
All you need to sign-up is some basic information and billing info. 'This week on Blog.LogMyCalls.com we''re focusing on the basics of call tracking. This article is no exception. Our goal here is to provide a basic step-by-step procedure for setting up and using call tracking. Let us begin. The sign-up process takes less than 5 minutes.
MODERN B2B MARKETING Defining the Perfect Sales Lead – 4 Tips to Getting it Right
| FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011
Prospects will generally fit into 3 buying stages: New information seekers: These make up the vast pool of anonymous individuals within your lead universe. by Andrew Spoeth. There are myriads of technology choices and philosophies on how to generate, nurture and manage leads. 1. Get sales and marketing on board at the start.
IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE 8 “Rules” for Social Advertising
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
As part of a social media marketing plan, you need to spend time researching which networks your potential buyers frequent for community interaction and information. Social customers choose which brands they listen to — and attributes like human , entertaining and informative tend to be the qualities people find most connection-worthy.
BUYEROLOGY Are You Still Selling Like It’s 1999? (Or Have You Adapted To New Buyer Behavior?)
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
Some new buyer behaviors, such as informational search, are no longer emerging but have crossed over into accepted reality. Image by Dallas1200am via Flickr. As we’ve entered into a new decade with new web and social technologies continuing to advance at warp speed, new buyer behaviors continue to emerge. Technology.
BUYEROLOGY Seven Buyer and Sales Trends to Watch in 2011
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2010
B2B organizations will look to develop comprehensive buyer strategies with particular focus on investing in resources to acquire informing buyer insights as well as market insights. Image by Benjamin Ellis via Flickr. Buyer behavior as a result is changing significantly on two fronts.
BUYEROLOGY Buyer Interaction Shapes Buyer Experience Design
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
Fueled by qualitative buyer insights that informs on buyer experience strategies, buyer interactions can be a significant part of the buyer experience design process and help to determine just how to design experiences for segmented buyers and channels. Image via Wikipedia.
BUYEROLOGY 3 Pillars for Aligning B2B Marketing Content with Buyer’s Goals
| MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010
Whether they are informative or evaluative type of requirements and goals, B2B Marketers will need to understand how and when content should be readily accessible and consumed at each stage of the buying process. Image by Getty Images via Daylife. Similarly, the world of B2B Marketing and Content Marketing must contend with parity.
HUBSPOT 3 Keys to a Strong Online Brand
| MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011
Within a network, the individuals that are identified as sharing information about a given topic are the people crucial to expanding or solidifying a brand. This is a guest blog post written by Louise Sinnerton, social media marketing specialist with PeerIndex. Personal brands and commercial brands have gone hand-in-hand for a long time.
HUBSPOT A Simple Guide to Creating Lovable Marketing Offers #LoveMarketing
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
Make a habit of finding multiple ways to package and distribute the same information in different formats. This blog post is an excerpt from " The Step-by-Step Guide to Lovable Marketing Campaigns." Download your free copy today to read more about how to make your marketing lovable. The creative coupon. The helpful ebook. But how do you know?
- Social Media vs Teleprospecting: Integrate it, Don't Replace it
Chances are that if you are reading this, it is via one of the many excellent information outlets that have popped up over the past 4 years or so. Over the years I have seen a lot of different marketing tools come out that will lessen the need for cold calling. Everyone will know about it and want to hear more. All we need is content.
- Teleprospecting Tips For Uncovering Leads In The WLAN Industry
It seems they really want to know what their neighbors are up to so “information sharing” tends not to be an issue. I’ve been lucky enough to have been managing wireless networking projects here at AG since 2005. At the time we had a couple of things working in our favor. Bottom line is they are not afraid to talk.
- 3 Ways Inside Sales Can Overcome “Follow-up with Me in the New Year”
The first step is informing them on what your solution will deliver in 2012 and letting them know what they need to plan for from a budget standpoint. The lights are up, shoppers are out, and vacation time with friends and family is right around the corner. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, maybe not for teleprospectors.
- Should I Fund A Teleprospecting Program In FYQ4?
Aside from a case of the “heebie jeebies” that you caught from the guy that had a wet hand when you shook it, you don’t retain a lot of the information of the people you meet. The common theory is that during the last two thirds of FYQ4 people are not around, so why use resources calling people that aren’t even there?
- Tips For Opening Your Sales Prospecting Calls
Saving the prospect time and money is extremely important, but that information can come a bit later in the conversation. As Mike Brooks expressed, I completely agree that you only have a few seconds to make a connection with your prospect and that you need to have a good opening in advance. What would you like to see differently?
- Pulling In Multiple Contacts Into Your Sales Prospecting Process
Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Sales Prospecting Perspectives is pleased to bring you another guest entry from one of our BDRs, Jill Ryan. was thinking the other day about how nice and helpful the most unqualified prospects can be. Warm Regards, Jill Ryan XYZ Company 000-000-0000. It’s not effective.
- Weekly Teleprospecting Recap
How exchanging contact information, allowing calendar invites, listening in on calls and keeping them in the loop is key to getting the best out of your inside sales team. Great blogs this week! Chris discussed the similarities of unused utensils in your kitchen pantry to unused tools right at your fingertips for sales opportunities.
CONTENT MARKETING TODAY Focus. Focus. Focus: To Pop to the Top on Google
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2010
There is only one way to make that happen–by creating a niche for your business that precisely targets the information needs of your best customers. Pair of Seattle Personal Injury Law Firms Prove the Content Marketing Point. " On the web, there are two important meanings when it comes to the word "location." Focus. Focus.
HUBSPOT Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Realtors
| THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010
Be honest and forthcoming with a wealth of information and opinions. Solicit and gather feedback through informal polls or via free services like TweetBeep or Google Alerts. Most real estate agents have a social media presence, but are they really giving home buyers and sellers want they crave? That’s where social media comes in.
CHRIS KOCH How to create B2B social media policies
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
Social media is supposed to be fun, informal, conversational and open. One of the cornerstones of a social media strategy is having a clear set of corporate social media guidelines or policies. Thanks to Kent Huffman for giving me a great starting point for this post): Invite employees into the process. This [Choose. Blog, Space.] Intel.
EARNEST ABOUT B2B The big barriers to big data for b2b marketers
| FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
The crux of the issue is that sales don’t think they are getting the right insight and information about the prospects (and whether they are in fact a warm, qualified lead) and marketing often doesn’t get feedback, information and insight into what is ticking the right boxes for prospects to shape future communications. 'Metrics.
DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING 4 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010
Why not funnel this content onto Facebook and make your Page the go-to place for insights and information on your particular industry? Within 24 hours, the company had generated fifteen new customer references and were able to immediately turn this information into media coverage. Include photos or even a short video. link]. link].
MODERN B2B MARKETING 5 Critical Components of Lead Management Software
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
If you’re not tracking this information, you have no idea if your content is inline with people online. In today’s digital marketplace, information is the key to a driving more leads at a lower cost per lead. Dependable Database Efficiency. Having an efficient database also streamlines marketing and sales alignment. Money Saved.
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS Why Do B-to-B Companies Ignore Social Media Feedback?
| TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
The object of the medium is to engage with like-minded people who are looking for information or products. It still boggles my mind that companies who rush into social media ignore feedback once they do get it. wonder if they do that with traditional feedback? Why get into it if you aren’t going to participate?
HUBSPOT How to Fix 6 Failing Marketing Metrics Your CEO Actually Cares About
| MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
'Due to the wealth of real-time analytical information now available through today’s software, being a marketing director is much like being a bookkeeper during horse racing season; jubilation can shift to humiliation pretty darn quickly. Months are no longer tracked and measured on the 31st. So what happens when our KPIs are underperforming?
INBOUND SALES NETWORK If You Want Your Customers to Take Action - Give Them Bad News
| TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011
Using 3rd party data or information is helpful here, because it forces customers to see the challenge to the status quo coming from the outside forces they must reckon with, instead of seeing you as simply trying to force a change because you have a new widget to sell. So if you don’t do it, someone else will. Lodge your provocation.
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B Live Preview of B2B Social Media Lead Generation Framework
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
Other speakers at this event are Jason Falls , Christopher Penn and Frank Eliason , so it is bound to be helpful and informative for you. B2B marketers need to understand how social media can drive leads and sales for their businesses. This is the core of our new book, The B2B Social Media Book. This will save you 15% on your registration.
MARKETING INTERACTIONS Does Curated Content Drive Vendor Preference?
| FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010
Is it because they're looking for information and they just happen to like the stuff other people are writing that shows up in your feed? I've read quite a bit lately about the suggestion that marketers become content curators in lieu of developing content of their own. Second, they need to be interested enough to digest the ideas.
HUBSPOT How to Be an Awesome Blog Commenter
| MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
If you have a post addressing a specific question at hand, then it is ok to include that link into a comment , along with a summary of the information provided on your site. will use this information to improve the comments I leave for my business in the future. Keep Your Signs Off Other People’s Yards. Connect with HubSpot
BIZNOLOGY Is there still room for new social networks?
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
They all ask users to sign up, to populate their profiles with public and/or personal information about themselves, and (most importantly of all) to start sharing. Image via Wikipedia. The business results of all those social networks indicate that you responded the same way that I did, which is to ignore those invitations. Except it exists.
MANHATTAN MARKETING MAVEN Friending 2.0
| SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011
They circles as a tool for creating a virtual private network suitable for informing and activating followers. The non-reciprocal easy-to-use friend finder and sorter introduced on Google+ calls the question on the proper protocol for friending. On Facebook you are friends because each party agrees to follow each other. Will we be insulted?
INBLURBS SHOCKING: How to Destroy your Business Reputation? BUY leads!
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
With inbound marketing businesses earn their way to the customer, by publishing helpful information on a blog, in social media and forums. Today as I went through LinkedIn a group got my attention. It was the group about Online Lead Generation which I am a member of and where I contribute if there is a topic where I can help? You ask why?
MARKETING INTERACTIONS Forgettable Follow-up on B2B Content Offers
| MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2009
Company] Okay, well the reason I'm calling today is to see if you need any more information. Prospect: If I have no frickin clue what I downloaded, what information would I want?] Company] Okay, I'm going to email you my contact information in case you think of something I can help you with. download a lot of stuff.
HUBSPOT 5 Obvious Ways to Grow an Email List That You’re Ignoring
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
This not only allows you to collect more information for lead generation purposes but also ensures subscribers are truly interested in what you have to offer. This is a guest post written by Pam Sahota. The simplest and easiest tools and tips are sometimes also the ones that are most ignored or easily forgotten. Simplify Your Email Opt-In.
INSIGHTIQ BLOG Key Online Metrics Advertisers Should Care About
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
This also sets a baseline on what incremental value you incur when an anonymous user registers, which ultimately informs what you should ‘pay’ to drive a registration How do you measure engagement on media sites? The primary method used in the past was unique users (UUs) over time (UUs per month). Cost per click? That’s only half the story.
HUBSPOT How to Save Ecommerce Sales With Abandoned Cart Emails
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Be sure to include contact information at the end of the email in case the customer had an unanswered question that will help complete the transaction. great way to recover these customers without investing a lot of cost and effort is through the deployment of abandoned cart emails. Tab/browser accidentally crashes/closes.
SAVVY B2B MARKETING Savvy Speaks: How Do You Measure Up?
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
By aggregating this information, you can track the impact of your content on prospective buyers. The saying goes: "If you can't measure you can't manage." " This week, we'd like to share some of the ways we measure the impact of the work we do. Michele. Measure results against a defined objective. Wendy. Stephanie.
SAVVY B2B MARKETING Pacing Your Product Marketing Launch for Success
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010
It led to me getting a wealth of information including an attendee list from last year to evaluate for the type of job titles, etc I should be targeting. I ran a half marathon last Sunday. It was a big endeavor for me. hadn’t run a distance like that in over a decade. Assess Your Terrain. Map Out Your Plan. Measure Your Pace.
SAVVY B2B MARKETING 7 Critical Steps to Getting Effective Survey Results
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
When you have special data needs, often you are left with the only viable solution to get the exact information you need: a custom survey. We are very pleased to have Wendy S. Cobrda, President and Founder of Earthsense as a guest blogger this week. So, you’ve been tasked with finding facts on product usage by your customers.
SAVVY B2B MARKETING Blogging for Position – How to Set Up and Run a Keyword Blog
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
If you can, include a link to more information somewhere in the article. I am going to start of this post by saying, emphatically, that Savvy B2B Marketing is NOT a keyword blog. Savvy B2B is a real blog, with a lot of heart and soul in it, written for the purpose of sharing and discussing ideas about B2B marketing. And they do.
WEBBIQUITY The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise
| MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
On David’s blog you will find more information on Brand Relevance as well as all his other books he has published. Based in Washington, DC, Holger is director of marketing for information security vendor SafeNet. These men are indeed using Twitter to rewire and reorient the Web. But, by no means, is this list complete. Adam L.
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