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  • SAZBEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
    [Lead] Old Spice Viral Campaign Increases Sales
    While the Old Spice ad campaign, “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like,&# was amusing to watch, marketers were interested in whether it could lead to increased sales. According to The Nielson Co. Recent sales figures from SymphonyIRI  also show a lift for Old Spice Body Wash products. He  added that Old Spice  is now the No.
  • B2B MEMES  |  MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010
    [Lead] The Coming Content Marketing-Publishing Continuum
    The reason for this, he said, is that “his magazines are most often the first point of contact leading to the sale of all the other services he is now selling.”. Writing on Foliomag.com earlier this month, blogger Josh Gordon spun a comment heard at the Folio: show into a bullish prediction for print magazines.
  • E-QUIP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
    [Lead] How Leaders Undermine Their Own Initiatives
    But in my experience, one reason stands out: Leaders failed to lead. This means that you need to assemble a team with enough authority, influence, and expertise to lead the change process. The potential downside of having a strong team is the temptation to step back from actively leading the effort. That''s no real surprise.
  • B2B MARKETING UNPLUGGED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Lead] Your Customers Want to Talk to You
    The last time I looked, the cost for a decent B2B lead in Canada was well over $20, and even more for an enterprise lead. 'Last week we looked at the Customer Service Theatre that follows a hyper-vigilant Seal Team Six intervention on social media. This week, we should look at the much more pernicious problem of Customer Hide and Seek.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
    [Lead] Time Management Tips for Cold Calling Inside Sales Reps
    Let''s paint the picture on typical Monday: Joanie will come by to ask a business-related question that leads into what happened over her zany weekend. 'Over the years, I found that I innately gravitate towards the part of my job I enjoy doing the most. think we''re all guilty of that at times. The key thing is to set your day up accordingly.
  • B2B VOICES  |  MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
    [Lead] BMA Report: Social Media and B2B are Peanut Butter and Chocolate
    This ignores the benefits that social media brings to search, and the ability to leverage and share the knowledge and expertise imbedded in B2B companies to build and nurture relationships required for lead generation. I got to see my friends Jeffrey L. You’ll recall I published a Q&A with them and a review of their book earlier.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011
    [Lead] What Your Last Facebook Post Says About Your Brand
    by Egan Cheung | Tweet this My last post to Facebook was seeking a recommendation for kiteboarding near Cozumel.  I posted it 17 days ago, and I’ve had more person-to-person conversations about Kite-surfing in the last 2 weeks than I have had …. more or less ever.  The top post is the thing that people will walk away thinking about.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2010
    [Lead] It’s time to unleash your blog
    Check out this quote from Patrick Crane VP Marketing, LinkedIn. “We started the LinkedIn Blog almost three years ago when we were a 60 person company.  Nobody doubts the power of our blog now. In fact they depend upon it.&#. Yet, many companies have been sluggish to climb on board.  Dealing with company politics and blogging . Digg this!
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Lead] 10 Genius Ideas That Changed Marketing Forever
    blog is a long-term marketing asset that brings traffic and leads to your business. This platform, if done properly, can generate tremendous traffic, leads and sales for your business that you otherwise would not have had,” wrote Marcus Sheridan, Partner at River Pools and Spas and Founder of The Sales Lion. That's not right, right?)
  • SOCIAL MEDIA B2B  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
    [Lead] 10 Tweetable Twitter Tips for B2B Marketers
    Tweet offers and links to your landing pages to generate leads. Many B2B companies start their social media adoption with Twitter because it seems to be the easiest platform to jump right in without a plan. Let’s start twittering, the boss says. And the junior marketer complies. Use industry keywords in your Twitter bio.
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014
    [Lead] 3 Easy Ways to Increase Site Conversions
    Your posts may lead readers down the conversion funnel, but they should be useful enough to stand on their own. This leads us to the next tip. Determining which of these leads to higher conversions can help you come up with a conversion optimization strategy that is specific to your website and your readers. All rights reserved.
  • SYNECORE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013
    [Lead] How to Run Your Social Media Marketing Like a Newsroom
    SyneCore has a rather modest following on Instagram, but our use of the prolific, in my humble opinion, hashtag, #RoyalBaby, lead a NYT reporter to snatch it up for a story. 'Some may call it silly. Some may call it a waste of time. But, you just can’t argue with the power of social media. Prepare the royal bottle service! Let’s do it.
  • CONTENT MARKETING FOR BI  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [Lead] How to Bake a White Paper from Scratch: Part Four – The Consumption
    For a fee, they will host your white paper on their site, get the word out to their larger community, provide optimized search methods so that your paper will more likely be found, and collect leads from prospects that download. So there you have it—a nicely-written, neatly-formatted, white paper. We need to do more. Tweet about it.
  • REPUTATION TO REVENUE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2009
    [Lead] Aren't we past random acts of "selling"?
    How is this random calling to "qualify" a "lead" based on white paper download a month or two earlier worth anything?   Sigh -- another random call this morning from a telemarketer on behalf of a large tech company:  Caller: "Hi, this is [name] from [company name] on behalf of [tech company]. noticed you downloaded some research.
  • B2B INTERNET MARKETING STRATEGIES  |  SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014
    [Lead] Marketing Engines vs. Marketing Campaigns
    Or you might implement marketing automation, lead nurturing and scoring, drip campaigns, accelerator queues, and so on–all marketing engines that, once running, could almost be left to themselves without a sudden drop in the benefits they yield. 'Marketing campaigns are giving way to marketing engines. SaaS Marketing
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [Lead] The Friday Marketing RANT: Why Wouldn't You Want This Data?
    57% of all the calls analyzed in Q1 were ''Good'' or ''Great'' leads. Is there any way that knowing your lead score would NOT benefit you and cause you to evaluate your campaign ROIs differently? 'This blog post is part of the Blog.LogMyCalls.com series called the Friday Marketing Rant. And the data is very, very cool.
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013
    [Lead] Did the Caller Make a Commitment to Buy? 5 Marketing Automation Actions
    It can extract lead score data, sales readiness data, pricing sensitivity, agent empathy, sales skills, and most importantly, perhaps, whether or not a caller purchased. CRM Lead Status Update - If the phrases and words said on the call indicate that the caller purchased (i.e. This blog post won''t regurgitate that data.
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    [Lead] How Conversation Analytics Knows a Caller Was Confused
    It can tell if the caller was a good lead, if they were price sensitive, and even if the caller was confused. Based on the words and phrases that Conversation Analytics ''hears'' it can determine if a caller purchased, was a good lead, or even if a caller was confused. and How Does Conversaion Analytics Know if the Agent Was Polite?
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    [Lead] Marketing Strategy 101: Affinity Marketing
    These relationships provide valuable sources of leads and synergy in the marketplace. Gain access to your partners lead base. In the SaaS space that we inhabit as a call tracking company, prominent listings in app marketplaces support lead gen strategies as great sources of customers. 'Make friends. Make friends on the job.
  • SYNECORE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Lead] Your 5 Step Approach to Business Blogging
    'You’ve heard it before: in order to generate leads online, your business needs to blog. Then, watch as your leads increase (and then keep writing). So, that''s got you convinced? Awesome. Next step: you need to start. Settle those nerves, folks; I’ve got five steps to help you jump start your business blogging strategy. state? score.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Lead] Cold Calling Sucks, So Have Some Fun With It!
    You’ll have some more conversations, which will lead to a couple more leads and possibly 1-2 more deals. People that haven’t done it have no idea. Unless you have sat at a phone all day and pounded out dial after dial taking beatings all day long, you do not know how mentally taxing it can be to cold call.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011
    [Lead] Are You Calling A List Or Finding Opportunities?
    While it’s easy to pass along marketing generated leads to inside reps and put a script in front of them , this is not the best use of your time or theirs. A targeted list is a great starting point - I can’t emphasize starting point enough. Talented reps with the right prospecting skills will slam dunk a successful campaign.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [Lead] New Hire Training For Inside Sales – Week 1 & Beyond
    Make sure they are setting up follow up tasks, selecting proper lead statuses, and logging activity correctly. An example of this would be to run an activity report that shows prospects in certain lead statuses that don’t have a follow up task associated with them. take the following steps to accomplish this: 1.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
    [Lead] How To Conquer The Fear Of Asking The Dreaded Budget Question
    ” You will find the most success by asking lead in questions like “When purchasing a technology, what is the budget process at your organization usually like?” Inquiring about budget can be one of the most difficult subjects when it comes to qualifying a prospect.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010
    [Lead] 3 Ways To Shorten Sales Cycle
    When I talk to them their love of the product often leads to long discussions on features and functionality. If you are trying to shorten your sales cycle you do not want a ton of unqualified leads coming your way. Sales cycles are longer right now. 1) Sell based on value. good sales person loves the product that they sell.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Lead] 6 Tactics for Turning Trade Show Interactions Into On-Site Sales
    For example, HubSpot's elevator pitch may go along the lines of: HubSpot is all-in-one marketing software that helps businesses of all sizes increase the number of visitors to their website and convert more of those visitors into leads and customers. Making sure content leads to a sale is your next step. 1) Reserve a Room at the Event.
  • ANNUITAS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [Lead] Seven Ways to Get The Most Out of Industry Events
    'Erika Goldwater’s post earlier this week  got me thinking about events, that love-it-or-hate-it way that so many of us choose to network with colleagues and peers, learn about industry trends and best practices, generate leads for our business or build our brand presence. Also, don’t forget the reason you are there. Book them while you can.
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010
    [Lead] 6 Tips to Make Your Blog More Successful in Reaching the.
    You must consistently feed your inbound marketing machine with rich content or you will see a slow-down in traffic, search engine results and prospective client leads. No content = no fuel = no traffic = no new business leads. blog should be central to your company’s social media strategy for new business. Be consistent. It’s true.
  • HINGE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013
    [Lead] The Missing Piece to Your Content Marketing Strategy
    The logic is simple: leverage your website as a magnet for prospects by offering valuable educational materials, nurture leads over time, and position your firm as the thought leader. As it turns out, producing content doesn’t necessarily result in new leads and business. Why isn’t your stellar content attracting new leads?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Lead] 31 business building benefits of Buyer Personas
    Creates higher quality lead generation. 'By Rob Petersen, {grow} Community Member. Buyer Personas  rock and I’m about to show you why. Buyer Personas are written characterizations of the real buyers who influence or make decisions about the products, services or solutions you market. TARGETING AND POSITIONING. MESSAGING AND MEDIA.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Lead] Study: Brands Rely on Social Metrics To Measure Engagement
    percent, leads generated at 53.3 Sentiment goes further than a measurement of success; according to eMarketer, brands are stepping into the shoes of audience members to determine what will be attractive and lead to consumption, shares, and comments. study from Outbrain found that 88.9% percent, and referrals from search at 51.1
  • LEDGER BENNETT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Lead] 5 ways Marketing Automation helps Sales Enablement
    So when pre-agreed lead scoring matrices show a warm lead to be ready for handover to sales, they come complete with online behaviour, with what they’ve viewed, downloaded and interacted with. However, it’s not always easy for the sales rep to view automation as positively as peers. 1.      Greater insight. 2.      Improved visibility.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Lead] 3 More Trigger Marketing Tips To Improve Engagement
    'by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note : Today’s post comes courtesy of  Josh Haynam , the co-founder of Interact, a platform for creating lead capture quizzes. He frequently writes about using content effectively and getting the most from it. Follow Josh on Twitter  @jhaynam. What makes you take action? Read part one here. .
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2011
    [Lead] 9 Reasons to Make a Software Purchase in December
    You may be sitting on uncommitted budget, facing a ‘use it or lose it’ scenario; which if left unspent, can lead to lower budgets in future quarters. This type of situation usually leads to wasteful spending, but using Q4 funds to purchase valuable infrastructure proven to generate a nice return kills two birds with one stone.
  • B2B MARKETING TRACTION  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
    [Lead] Should You Outsource Your Marketing? A Cost Analysis
    discusses some of the situations or trigger points that might lead to outsourcing marketing staff. If you’re considering hiring marketing staff, one of your options is to outsource this key function. To decide if outsourcing is an option for you, do a simple cost analysis. What are the costs of hiring versus outsourcing? Salary. Entry.
  • CONTENT MARKETING FOR BI  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
    [Lead] My 3 Wishes from the Marketing Genie
    will look for a well-designed, organized, and complete website, regular newsletters, targeted e-mails, trade show presence, search engine results, and most of all: contact information that leads me to a real person. Remember watching cartoons about Aladdin and the magic lamp? Didn’t you wish you could have three wishes too?
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
    [Lead] Top 5 Social Media Trends For The B2B Marketer
    Tips For Successful Lead Follow-up The 4 Cs of Social Media 6 Steps to Prepare for the Mobile Revolution 10 Reasons Why Mobile is Hot! Michaels B2BMarketingInsider blog is dedicated to sharing the ideas, topics and marketing strategies that drive real results like sales, leads, and higher customer loyalty. and “ what can we achieve ?”
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Lead] How do You Sell Marketing Automation to Internal Stakeholders?
    But first make sure you incorporate the advice of the leading marketing automation experts in order to make sure you have the right positioning. Increase the rate and volume of qualified leads passed to field sales. Increase the number of pipeline opportunities by more effectively marketing to existing leads.
  • CHRIS KOCH  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Lead] How Manchester United Revolutionized Sports Marketing
    'Ask me which English soccer, uh, football team I would support and I would say Liverpool. Not for any defensible reason; it’s just because that’s where the Beatles are from and because I know next to nothing about that kind of football (I think they made us play it once in gym class when I was in 7 th grade). Have a Backstory. Fantasy sports.
  • VIEWPOINT  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [Lead] Sales 2.0 2013 Conference - My Featured Tweets #S20C
    Rules to lead: ask employees, involve everyone, chart progress, reward good/confront bad, fire people, mood is everything @ jeffreyhayzlett. 'Day two of Sales 2.0 Conference featured outstanding presentations by Jeff Hayzlett and Nathan Kievman. Here are a few tweet highlights. Dan McDade (@dandade) April 9, 2013. Day two Sales 2.0
  • NUSPARK  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
    [Lead] It Might Be Time to Make Age One of Your Segmentation Criteria
    Any demand generation expert worth her salt (and consulting fee) will advise you to segment your sales leads. In its simplest form, segmentation is the process of sorting the names in your lead database into neat little piles. Not unlike what you do on laundry day. These categories help establish the context for your value proposition.
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
    [Lead] The Hottest Sales Trends of 2013
    Rather, salespeople need to carefully comb through gathered data and employ lead qualification techniques to spot leads with the highest possible returns. Instead of betting on these worn-out horses, salespeople need to embrace new sales strategies (such as Twitter’s new ‘Advertising Card’ lead generation tool).
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Lead] 5 Most Controversial Marketing Blogs We've Ever Written
    Call tracking should provide lead score, call content, agent skills, buying readiness, pricing sensitivity, and a host of other data. 4) Sales vs. Marketing: Why Do They Disagree About Lead Quality? 'If you haven''t heard, we''ve written a lot of blogs lately. Some blogs been pretty bland. How did we do this? And most people loved it.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
    [Lead] Attend a LIVE Taping of Marketing Made Simple TV at Social Media Action Camp NYC next week
    Ranked by Forbes as one of the top 10 influencers in social media , he has been called “ an unstoppable force of nature ,” “ the best corporate social media lead on the planet ,” and Alan Mulally, the CEO of Ford Motor Company, called him “ a visionary.” Sign up now at SMAC-NYC ). and Social Media Club.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
    [Lead] How to Build a Value Proposition that Sells
    Jeff Ogden ( @fearlesscomp ) is the President of the B2B lead generation consultancy Find New Customers. One of the most difficult things entrepreneurs and salespeople struggle with is describing. Mike Schultz. the value of what they offer. And this is a biggie when it comes to sales success because you can’t sell what you can’t describe.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
    [Lead] Doing what’s right – a full decade later
    Jeff Ogden ( @fearlesscomp ) is the President of the B2B lead generation consultancy Find New Customers. B2B demand generation | Making things right (fits with Core Values posted earlier today). The All-Time Worst Experience of My Career.). was ashamed and humiliated. Go sell something else.”). ”). Years passed. What do you think?
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
    [Lead] Business Blogging: How to Optimize Older Posts
    Yes, writing with passion is great, but as long as you’ve got readers on your blog, lead them to older posts. 'Clearly, one of the most important things that you can do when it comes to a business blog is to share new content. But what about those older blog posts that are hanging out on your blog somewhere? It uses the YARPP plugin.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Lead] Content Marketing: Get Trained Up [Slides]
    Convert (Leads, Revenue and Happy Customers). We all create content. But But let’s face it, most of it is simply awful! How many emails do you get that you struggle to read? How many 5 minute voice mails do you delete? And how many PowerPoint slides contain way too many words? Last month I wrote “ Is Your Content Boring?
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010
    [Lead] 22 Educational Social Media Diagrams
    Free Download: Marketing Data: 50+ Marketing Charts and Graphs HubSpot has complied over 50 marketing charts and graphs on topics including Lead Generation, Blogging and Social Media, Marketing Budgets, Twitter and Facebook Download the ebook now! Everyone learns differently. 22 Amazing Social Media Graphics 1. Social Media Process v.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
    [Lead] 5 Educational Email Marketing Infographics
    Considering all of the conversations online and offline about new social media applications, when it comes to lead generation, email is a major driving factor. HubSpot has compiled over 50 original marketing charts and graphs on topics including lead generation, blogging and social media, marketing budgets, Twitter and Facebook.
  • CLIENT BRIDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
    [Lead] Content Marketing Lessons for Small Business
    Always be consuming." - Consuming content can lead to great insights and learning. The TopRank Online Marketing blog has 17 lessons about content marketing for small businesses. Whether you’re a big or small business, content is content." - Regardless your company's size, the same rules apply. You're more likely to do something you enjoy.
  • INSIGHTIQ BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [Lead] ESPN: Maximizing Audience Data to Drive Revenue Growth
    The right infrastructure : The ability to support data volumes, run complex ad hoc queries, automate online campaigns, and provide industry-leading campaign reporting that will improve performance with reduced effort and cycle times. What does this mean to them?  That's a tidy little sentence with a tremendous amount of team effort behind it. 
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
    [Lead] Question B2B SEO Tactics That Don’t Involve Strategic Marketing
    Is there an opportunity to generate quality leads through directory inclusion? lead generation, product marketing, or specific marketing segment)? A client emailed me this weekend with a message about a potential guest blogger for their website. Article Spinning and Article Directories. Link Exchanges/Reciprocal Linking. Splogs.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Lead] 6 Signs Your Email Newsletter is Failing (and How You Can Fix It)
    Because of the way they are laid out, you can solve for lead generation, lead nurturing, sales, and customer " delightion " all in one swoop. No matter what your goals are -- generating leads, closing customers, or developing a vibrant, happy customer community -- your list should be bigger from month to month. So you give in.
  • CONNECT THE DOCS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009
    [Lead] ClickInsights: What is your favorite case study? Why do you like it?
    feature story style means the story starts immediately with an engaging feature lead, instead of an "About the Customer" section. Jonathan Kranz's eBook: Making Your Case: Everything You and Your Colleagues Need to Write Compelling, Lead-Generating Case Studies. Case studies come in all shapes and forms. Cindy King's Tip.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011
    [Lead] 8 Ways to Use the Web to Write Amazing Headlines
    PPC Advertising - You might be using pay-per-click advertisements on Google, Bing or Facebook to help drive leads for your business, but if you are willing to spend a little money, you can also use these platforms to conduct some broad title testing. Let's say that you are about to launch an important new ebook for lead generation.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Lead] 9 Excellent Examples of Brands Using Facebook's New Page Design
    You can apply this concept to all of your content offers -- slide decks, ebooks, webinars, ebooks -- just be sure to include a call-to-action at the end of each piece of content so that when your fans are done consuming the content, you can convert a new lead or reconvert an existing one. Best Use of Stars and Pins. Software company Jive!
  • REPUTATION TO REVENUE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
    [Lead] Is sales enablement dead?
    We all know the B2B sales cycle keeps getting longer, more and more people are involved in big purchase decisions, and lead nurturing is incredibly important. Sales Enablement is a huge topic in B2B these days. Forrester's upcoming forum is a great example.). The activity makes sense. And this isn't just talk. Well, I wonder. Indeed not.
  • VOICE-BASED MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013
    [Lead] 4 Social Media Tips to Start 2014 Off Right
    Facebook still isn’t the number one place to generate leads, but it remains a great place to develop fans, and it will be even better for you when you utilize Facebook Interest Lists. Download our free guide, B2B Lead Generation for Social Media. As always, we want to help. Because we’re helpful. Interact on Google+. Honestly?
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
    [Lead] Marketers, Managers and the Parable of the Monkey Tree
    few highlights: CMOs / VPs are most concerned with the “what” of marketing: ROI, alignment between sales and marketing and generating more quality leads (a common complaint from sales leaders). Directors want to get the messaging and content right to drive leads. 10% of the campaigns are driving 90% of the leads.”.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
    [Lead] A Review of the Book B2B AtoZ by Bill Blaney
    Myth 5: Blogging automatically leads to new customers. 'A Review of a good book on B2B Marketing. recently received a reviewer’s copy of the book B2B AtoZ by Bill Blaney – which covers B2B marketing. get many books sent to me, especially since I’m the host of the extremely popular online TV show, Marketing Made Simple TV.
  • EB2BLEADS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
    [Lead] B2B Viral Marketing
    B2B Marketing specialist in online Lead Generation and Lead Nurturing You've probably seen or heard of those campaigns that got a ton of people in just a few hours watching they’re video or reading a blog post. Viral marketing doesn’t have to be about big numbers, it can also be small. On the web you are what you publish.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010
    [Lead] Use Twitter to Rank #1 in Google in Less Than Five Minutes
    Five minutes from now you really could be generating leads using Twitter. Download this free eBook for tutorials in website optimization, lead nurturing, social media marketing and more! Rank number one in Google in five minutes? Must be black hat , right? Wrong. And, in some cases it can be used to outrank behemoth competitors.
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Lead] The Friday Marketing RANT: The Google Keyword Gravy Train Screeches to a Halt
    possible motive for the change by Google is that less data leads to less accurate AdWords decisions which increases ad spend.". 'This blog post is part of the new Blog.LogMyCalls.com series called the Friday Marketing Rant. We rant about something marketing related every Friday morning. Yes, you read that correctly. That''s a big deal. Maybe.
  • VISIONEDGE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
    [Lead] Is Your Marketing Measurement Resolution on Track?
    The metrics you  selected will demonstrate our Marketing is impacting the business and serve as good leading indicators.  . 'Happy New Years Eve to everyone! 2013 is coming to a close and we are on the threshold of 2014; for those of you across the globe, happy New Year! If so, join the ranks of tens of thousands of marketers who did.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012
    [Lead] The Art of Opening Social Conversations
    can’t promise you that an amazing lead will always walk through them. By {grow} Community Member Jennifer Kane. Successful social media engagement is about more than content. It’s also about communication – the ways in which you initiate, nurture and conclude conversations with others about your content. Let me show you to your table.”.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012
    [Lead] My five biggest blogging mistakes
    ” Basically, all paths lead to Chris Brogan, right? I am creeping up on 1,000 blog posts —  I’ve probably blogged “a bible!” ”  So I’ve been reflecting on what I would have done differently if I had to start all over. am not good at the patience part. ” What a waste of time. Arrrgh.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
    [Lead] Ghost Writers Needed: For Business Blogs Everywhere
    Not publishing frequent blog content means you lose leads for business, can you afford that?). Because: Not publishing frequently on a business blog costs you money in lost leads, by not getting found in search pages. 'Many professional business blogs need ghost writers. What about you and your blog? There are many who need work.).
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
    [Lead] 7 Tactics to Delete From Your Social Media Strategy NOW
    Social media strategies overloaded with junk that doesn't help drive business objectives use up precious resources and ultimately lead to the failure of the entire strategy. That said, many marketers primarily use it as a tool to build reach and generate leads at the tip-top of the funnel. Stop this today. situation.
  • VIDYARD  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Lead] 3 Tips For Boosting Landing Page Conversions With Video
    successful landing page should target not only your desired customer, but also indicate a specific action they should perform to lead them further into your campaign or sales funnel. 'A high-conversion landing page can be the difference between your business thriving and, well, going out of business. entertain, or simply pique interest.
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    [Lead] The COMPLETE Conversion Funnel
    What about connecting brand touches to an identified lead? 'Guest blog by Josh Krafchin, Founder of Clever Zebo. Clever Zebo is a team of hands-on marketers who deliver revenue by helping companies understand their true conversion funnel and how to optimize it. Conversion funnel" has become a popular phrase in the online marketing industry.
  • JILL KONRATH'S SELLING TO BIG COMPANIES  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Lead] Speaking Truth to Stupid: An Important Conversation With Yourself
    read one interesting article which leads to another and then another. The other night I was watching premier of "The Network", a new HBO show about the decline of journalist integrity. There's a great scene in in which the new executive producer (Emily Mortimer) takes on the popular news anchor who'll do whatever it takes to get the ratings.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014
    [Lead] 7 Marketing Skills You Need to Get a Promotion
    2) Create unique and valuable offers to generate leads. An ineffective marketer creates a bunch of generic "contact us" landing pages on his website and thinks the leads will automatically start rolling in. Since the content is bringing in some leads, he''s afraid to mess with what''s working. 'Are you vying for a promotion?
  • DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2009
    [Lead] Consulting Pulse: 13 powerful reasons why LinkedIn is THE site for B2B marketing, job hunting and searching for resources
    Converted by Blogger Buster Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us Tribes are groups of people aligned around an idea, connected to a leader and to each other. Tribes will help you understand whats at stake, and why YOU should lead a tribe of your own. skip to main | skip to sidebar Home Frontpage Network Join here On Twitter? In fact.
  • ENGAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011
    [Lead] 7 Things Good Marketers Have in Common
    Being likable, retweetable, and ultimately generating leads and developing new partnerships is more art than it is science. I t takes more than a snarky attitude and knowledge of hashtags to be successful in social media. But which personality traits separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to social media marketers?
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011
    [Lead] Engaged Social Media Users Spend Up to 40 Percent More [Data]
    Use this and other information to understand how to use social media to better communicate with leads and customers. Social media has grown rapidly, and marketers have been working hard to step into the social media world to drive increased revenue for their companies. Marketing Takeaway. What do you think about this new data?
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Lead] How to Manage Your Marketing Budget [Free Templates]
    'Here''s a hypothetical for you: Your company has decided to invest in a website redesign so you can improve lead generation, and you''re responsible for managing the project. Naturally, one of the first questions you have is, “How much is this website redesign going to cost?” ” The answer, of course, is “it depends.”
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
    [Lead] Content Marketing Lessons From The New York Times Innovation Report
    Your content generators and producers should be leading the charge when it comes to promoting the content that falls under your brand’s umbrella. 'by Steve Olenski | Tweet this It is surely not news, breaking or otherwise, surrounding The New York Times and the now infamous Innovation Report. Or maybe it did. Em)power to the people.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014
    [Lead] Why CEOs Shouldn’t Trust Marketing
    statistical background required for reading) that it is nearly impossible to measure the return on advertising separately from other more impactful variables and show that widely varying advertising ad expenditures don’t necessarily lead to varying business results. 'By Eric Wittlake, {grow} Contributing Columnist. Or the Tweet.
  • VISIONEDGE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Lead] Weaving Contextual Data into Models
    Communication that is contextual is more personal and as a result feels more authentic, shows value, and leads customers want to act. 'Many companies are developing opportunity scoring models which essentially assign a predetermined numerical score to specific behaviors or statuses within a database. Keep in mind, timing is everything.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
    [Lead] Why You Should Stop Using Google Rankings as Your Primary SEO KPI
    This is not ideal, though, as the search terms may not be driving leads and sales -- and with Google''s latest encryption update , you won''t be able to drill down into indivisual search terms. Leads and sales from organic search are also very good KPIs. For many companies, these changes have been disastrous. 2) Too Much Risk.
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [Lead] B2B Marketers: Have You Localized Your Content Plan?
    About the Author: Stephanie Tilton is a content marketing consultant who helps B2B companies craft content that nurtures leads and advances the buying cycle. If one thing has become clear, it’s that IT professionals search online for information to support their buying decisions.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
    [Lead] 13 Questions Marketing Should Ask the Sales Reps
    They need to know leads’ prospects needs, buying actions…their digital body language. by Michael Martin | Tweet this As marketers, we all want to deliver sales with the resources they need to close more deals…more often…and faster. If you want to understand what sales really needs, you have to know what questions to ask. Sales reps need data.
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [Lead] Fascinating Metrics from 337,488 Email Sends
    Asset #4 = BIA/Kelsey Research: How Businesses Generate and Optimize Inbound Phone Leads. 'We''ve partnered with a large media company to market LogMyCalls for the last 9 months or so. We produce a White Paper or report, we then pay them to email the report to selected segments of their email list. Total Sent = 88,503. Total Opens = 11,286.
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
    [Lead] Our Foray Into LinkedIn Sponsored Updates
    When we see that a piece of content isn''t producing clicks OR that those clicks are not producing leads, we''ll kill the content and test some more. 'We''ve read a lot recently about the success some companies are having with LinkedIn Sponsored Updates. These companies promote content like blog posts and White Papers on LinkedIn. It works.
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013
    [Lead] Unfair Rap on Gates
    Most people would agree that capitalism in its purest form creates imbalances that lead to lead to things like the Great Depression, and that’s why some regulation is needed. Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum ,2007. Photo credit: Wikipedia). For one thing, Gates didn’t trash capitalism in general. Related articles.
  • ANNUITAS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
    [Lead] Follow Up – My 2014 Content Marketing Predictions
    If your strategy and tactics change, but your KPIs don’t — and the C-Suite is still expecting to see “net new leads” and web traffic instead of engagement and nurture metrics based on your new content plan (don’t forget to gather baselines for comparison!) — you’re definitely going to have a hard time. Director of Content Marketing at ON24.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Lead] I Wish Every Year Was An Election Year!!
    For those of you that don’t know, Marketing and Sales departments within technology companies pay us to run fully qualified lead generation initiatives for them. With the non-stop press coverage of the coming election I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and share some election year related data with all of you.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012
    [Lead] The Ultimate Guide to Creating Compelling Case Studies
    That means every once in a while, it's good to dedicate some time to collecting your customers' stories so you can share them with your leads and help make their buying decision a little bit easier. Often, leads question whether or not your solution is really the right choice for them. and obviously seeing fantastic results!
  • FIFTH GEAR ANALYTICS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
    [Lead] Winning With Customers – B2B Playbook Review
    And, how I can apply that knowledge to the lead generation process to bring more differentiated value to those companies that I’m not yet doing business with. George Hollister. m reading a newly published book – “Winning with Customers – A Playbook for B2B” by Keith Pigues and Jerry Alderman.  Start with “Friendlies”. Tweet This!
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
    [Lead] 4 Simple Steps to an Optimized Twitter Presence
    Make sure your updates also include links to landing pages, a technique that will enable you to generate leads from Twitter. In this way, your social media efforts will directly impact lead generation. Many of you probably joined Twitter to market a business. If you haven’t, keep reading. Your Twitter Background. Your Photograph.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Lead] Does Your Website Have Too Much Social Media Scenery?
    While we engage in social media to build community and communicate with our customers and prospects, we also use social media to attract social media users to our websites from a lead generation perspective. Now that they have finally found our website, why are we leading them away? Let’s take a step back now. think not.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
    [Lead] The 4 Critical Elements of an Effective Business Website
    bold, conservative, leading-edge, safe, sophisticated, intelligent, friendly)? How can you help move them through that process, and convert them into identifiable leads? The first step in optimizing your online presence is making sure you have a website worth optimizing. It’s like planning a large event or party in your home.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
    [Lead] Spredfast Offers Systematic Management for Social Media Campaigns
    Similarly, Spredfast makes no attempt at relating social media programs to business results such as leads or revenue. Summary: Social Agency’s Spredfast helps marketers schedule social media campaigns the same way they schedule paid advertising. Silly me. should have known that marketers talk first and listen later. links for each event.
  • BUYEROLOGY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
    [Lead] Buyer Interaction Shapes Buyer Experience Design
      Paul Greenberg , a prolific speaker and leading thinker on Social CRM and author of CRM at the Speed of Light has written and spoken often on the notion that customers and buyers are not expecting just a product but are expecting experiences.  Image via Wikipedia.
  • CRIMSON MARKETING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013
    [Lead] Why B2B Customers Are Not Hearing Your Brand Message
    There is a strong theme similarity in leading B2B companies, suggesting a herd mentality instead of unique brand messaging. 'You work extremely hard on creating and maintaining your brand message. But what if your brand messaging doesn’t match up with your customers most valued characteristics? So what does this mean for you?
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
    [Lead] How Inbound Marketing Can Fuel Native Advertising
    And within inbound marketing, you're using that content to cultivate and generate leads through marketing offers (e.g. Additionally, the use of content extends to many other marketing methods like search engine optimization , lead management , and marketing automation. In plain English, that means paid editorial.
  • B2B MARKETING MENTOR  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
    [Lead] How Marketo Got 10,000 Registrants for Their “Good to Great” Virtual Event
    'Here at Marketo, we’ve found virtual events to be highly successful in driving leads and opportunities. What’s more, they’re highly effective at increasing brand awareness, generating leads, engaging and educating customers and showcasing your organization’s industry expertise and thought leadership. Featured
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
    [Lead] Foundation Capital, Emergence Capital , Rembrandt Venture and Greenhouse Capital Invest $12 Million in InsideView
    Foundation Capital the investor behind great companies like Netflix , Chegg , Financial Engines , Rearden Commerce , MobileIron , Coverity , and SimplyHired is leading this latest round of Series C funding. Our technology helps sales teams be more productive, successful, and increases company’s top-line revenue by at least ten percent.
  • B2B IDEAS @ WORK  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
    [Lead] In B2B Inbound Marketing, Don't Be a Jerk
    Now I start jumping up and down (figuratively) when we’ve increased website visitors month after month and a continuously improving traffic ranking that generates sales leads. I remember cracking up at the naiveté of Steve Martin’s character, Navin R. Millions of people look at this book every day!”
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