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  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Leads] Affiliate Summit East: How to Stand Out in a Crowded Market
    This is a corner of the direct marketing industry I haven't examined in depth although it overlaps with lead generation, online advertising, and performance measurement segments I know well. I spent several hours this morning at the Affiliate Summit East in New York. They are the main audience for the show and, thus, of the speakers.
  • B2B MARKETING UNPLUGGED  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Leads] 12 Reasons Why Bill C-28 is Good News
    Sales has to enter and tag their leads. You know it’s full of crappy leads and missing information. 'After years of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance, it’s time to step up and figure out what we can and can’t do with email, social and mobile interactions, now that Bill C-28 is on our doorsteps. For real. That’s good.
  • SYNECORE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014
    [Leads] HubSpot CRM: Breaking Down the Barriers between Sales and Marketing
    Companies – Segments the leads by company. The tool makes converting prospects down the funnel a breeze by simply dragging the opportunity to the next stage, making it quick and easy to update the lead record. Leave a note, email, call, log activity or create a task within the leads record. Assign yourself or a coworker a task.
  • SYNECORE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Leads] You’re Blogging It Wrong: 5 Common Content Mistakes
    That will enhance your leads, and thereby your sales. You can blog 100 times a month and get the leads you are hoping for (and no sleep), or you can blog about the topics that get results 10 times a month for same number of leads. And as a result, many bloggers are making easily avoided mistakes on a daily basis. You’re busy.
  • SAZBEAN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014
    [Leads] Data-Driven Customer Experience as a Competitive Advantage
    Rather than theorise about potential problems or rely on closely monitoring small samples of test users, we need to let the data lead us to areas of concern. 'ETMS (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Companies are always looking for competitive advantages — what can make them stand out against their competitors.
  • ENGAGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
    [Leads] The Only 5 Content Marketing Metrics that Matter
    Did our content start someone on a path that lead them to eventually make a purchase? “W hat gets measured gets done.” This adage steers every hand writing a to-do list in every profession. In other words, we prioritize our daily lives based on what we’ll ultimately be measured on by our boss, our client, or ourselves. Great.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Leads] 5 Tips for Inside Sales Reps When on the Phone with New Prospects
    Lastly, take notes, as they will come in handy when documenting calls and generating lead write-ups. 'Sales Prospecting Perspectives is pleased to bring you a post from Gillian Sontz , Business Development Representative at AG Salesworks. In B2B inside sales, you will often have to call lists, both warm and cold. Have a plan of action.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
    [Leads] Five steps to re-invent your social media business networking
    This could lead to additional speaking engagements and consulting opportunities. By  Srinivas  Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist. Chances are you’ve never heard of Oliver Starr. But you’ve probably heard of many of the people below: Julien Smith. Mike Stelzner. Jay Baer. Chris Guillebeau. fall into those same incestuous circles!
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Leads] 3 Mobile Trends that Will Last
    Why Marketing Cares : Massive improvement to bounce rates on mobile resulting in higher MQL (marketing qualified leads). Success Factors : Accessibility leads to increase in user adoption and productivity. Why Marketing Cares : Make real-time updates in the database and access the most accurate lead information on-the-go.
  • BUYEROLOGY  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2010
    [Leads] Buyer Persona Insights Joins B2B Marketing Zone
    Buyer Persona Insights is now privileged to be part of a selected group of B2B marketing experts covering such B2B relevant topics as lead generation, sales, content marketing, and several more. 
  • ENGAGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
    [Leads] 4 Ways Bloggers Can Keep Their Content Fresh
    Surprises are gifts that tend to lead to more good ideas, so embrace the other sides of your nature in order to make your content discover them in a natural way. 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. Bottom line?
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014
    [Leads] ANNOUNCEMENT: @CKBurgess and @MNBurgess to Present on #SocBiz at @SocialBizForum #SBF14
    The event, which is organized by OpenKnowledge (@ openknow ), brings together many prominent thought leaders in social business and is considered Europe’s leading event on employee empowerment, customer engagement, and collaborative innovation. See what others are saying about The Social Employee and order your copy today!
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
    [Leads] The 6 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013
    It generated leads, but the leads suck. And the number of leads generated from this blog is much higher than the site average. 'Since it''s New Year''s Eve we''re making lists of things that happened in 2013. Everyone does it. So we''re going to do it too. Steps to a Hunger Games Marketing Budget. Newsjacking! It wrote itself.
  • HINGE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Leads] How To Build a Better Marketing Budget
    Help them define and understand their challenges in a way that leads to the solutions you provide. Spreading limited funds over multiple initiatives will inevitably lead to underfunded campaigns that are doomed to fail even before they start. And because you have no real offer strategy you get few leads. Start with strategy.
  • HINGE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013
    [Leads] Hinge’s Fab Five: July 2013
    You’ve generated leads – check. Your landing pages exist to make sure the right leads get to you. 'Top Professional Services Marketing Content from July 2013. Each month, an enormous amount of content is published on marketing. This monthly column will help you keep up with the best marketing articles on the web. Enjoy!
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010
    [Leads] 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.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Leads] 3 Reasons That Ecommerce Needs Inbound Marketing
    Some say that ecommerce sites have little need for sustained lead or customer cultivation online. Why should an ecommerce site consider distributing free resources or sending periodic updates for lead engagement if its sales cycle is so short? Prospects who abandon shopping carts can be cultivated as leads. Changed mind (56%).
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Leads] Cell Phone Expenses: Next Wave of Employee Class Action Lawsuit?
    After practicing at some of the nation''s leading law firms, James opened his own law office in order to continue to provide his top-notch service at a much more reasonable rate for his clients. 'A new breed of class action lawsuit involving employee use of personal cell phones for work is developing in California and may “go viral.” 
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014
    [Leads] The essential guide to building your business through Twitter search
    This can be a valuable source of leads, ideas, and insight as conversations unfold minute-by-minute. This can be a valuable source of leads, ideas, and insight as conversations unfold minute-by-minute. ' . Many business professionals believe the Twitter search function is the most powerful tool for marketing insight ever created.
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
    [Leads] Tips to Optimize Conversion of Online Forms
    From email marketing, to customer service, lead management & nurturing and even social media: online forms are essential. The progressive acquisition of data during the lead nurturing processes or the further development of relations and interactions with people (think of email marketing) is important. Your online forms as well!
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Leads] What Makes Irresistibly Shareable Content
    '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. Make your content Practical and Personal.
  • VIEWPOINT  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Leads] PowerViews with Bob Kelly: Redesigning Sales Process Basics
    They’re far behind the leading adopters of social media like technology firms, so there’s a lot of ground to be made up there.”. I am pleased to have as my guest today Bob Kelly, the Chairman of The Sales Management Association. Bob earned his MBA from Emory University and his BA from Washington and Lee University. and another 10% in Canada.
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
    [Leads] The Inbound Marketing Propaganda Machine
    Inbound marketers have a lower cost per lead (slide 60). 'If you published 250 blog posts over the last year and saw no benefit to any area of your business from that effort, what would you do? That’s what I thought. Now, consider some of the popular statistics used to support inbound marketing. Well, no duh. Source slides ). Your Turn.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
    [Leads] How to create social media metrics that matter
    Steve Goldner is the Senior Director at MediaWhiz where he leads the social media practice. For years I’ve admired the real-world insights and experienced perspectives of Steve Goldner, perhaps better know as @Social Steve.  By Steve Goldner, Contributing {grow} Columnist. So how do you even go about this?  Do you have a plan? 
  • NUSPARK  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
    [Leads] The Intersection of SEO and Content Marketing. It’s the Unique Message That Generates Backlinks.
    Like any lead generation program, it starts with the message. SEO isn’t easy, and as Google’s Panda and Penguin updates continue to evolve, the SEO art form has changed. . In the past it was more science; write generic or re-purposed articles, submit to article and blog directory engines, and capture backlinks.  Linkworthy Content.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
    [Leads] How to Do Great Marketing with (Almost) Zero Money
    In our case, we turned a popular blog article, 7 Keys to Successful Lead Nurturing into a very slick looking Cheat Sheet. Jeff is the president of Find New Customers , a demand generation consulting company with the theme “Lead Generation Made Simple” and the goal to transform the world of B2B marketing. Or watch this Slideshare: _.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011
    [Leads] Gary Katz on 52 Reasons to Embrace Marketing Operations 2.0
    Marketing Operations tracks leading indicators to manage turbulence. Alignment of data, forecasts & metrics leads to more predictable results. Marketing Operations leads strategy to close talent gap. Leveraged leads. 94% of leads are wasted. 80% of disqualified leads buy anyway. Enjoy! Enjoy! s yang.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012
    [Leads] Personalizing With Purpose
    Disjointed marketing and sales practices are leading to frustrated and disgruntled customers when they are forced to rehash the same details whenever they switch between channels. Posted in CRM eCommerce Personalization. Most e-commerce sites still struggle to leverage the growing wealth of customer data to which they have access. billion.
  • CONNECT THE DOCS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009
    [Leads] ClickLaunch: Jonathan Kantor's Crafting White Paper 2.0
    Jonathan's experience with white papers is also coupled with over 25 years of enterprise business experience with leading industry innovators such as Apple Computer, Microsoft, Digital Equipment Corporation, and J.D. This translates into greater leads, and a better opportunity to turn a potential customer into an actual customer.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
    [Leads] The Future of Marketing [Slides] – From SAP CMO Jonathan Becher
    The event included more than 100 Chief Marketing Officers from some of the world’s leading brands. '“Innovation and inspiration aren’t just nice words for a conference – they’re an imperative.”. We are at an inflection point.”. At the same time, pressure increases on natural resources and social services. Check out the slides below.
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010
    [Leads] 15 Social Selling Articles to Start Your Week and a Fun Video.
    B2B Lead Generation Blog Why Buyers Don’t Like Salespeople – Eye on Sales Call Me Back, Please! Finding an “In” – B2B Buzz Why Lead Management [.]. Closing the loop: Why don’t sales people update the CRM and what can be done about it? – Dig It! The Rise of Social CRM – Sales 2.0
  • SALES CHALLENGER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
    [Leads] The Challenger Approach to Opportunity Management
    Instead of shaping demand through insight, these sellers gravitate to customers with pre-defined needs – a siren song leading to many RFPs and low win rates. 'It may have taken less than a day; or perhaps a week, for those on vacation. What took so little time? or, “How do I embed this in my CRM?”. Wrong.
  • B2B MEMES  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
    [Leads] E-Books: The Next Front for Journalists in Transition
    Will it make them a lot of money or lead to a more traditional book contract? Over the weekend, I read a couple of blog posts that highlighted for me the shifting battlefront in the digital-media wars. Twitter is no longer a matter for debate among thinking journalists. The next front is something quite different: e-books. Probably not.
  • SAZBEAN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 2011
    [Leads] 7 Social Media Resolutions to Improve Customer Engagement
    Here are some social media resolutions that can improve your customer engagement and lead to true return on investment (ROI). Being on social media is nothing new. lot of businesses are on social media. Many are even spending a lot of time and effort on social media. But are they using social media to actually engage their customers?
  • LEDGER BENNETT  |  SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013
    [Leads] Sirius Decisions Summit summed up in tweets
    Dell reports a 1 day delay in sales response has a 10pt reduction in lead conversion. Not every lead is an opportunity handed on a plate; there''s works that needs to be done. Lead scoring should be simple for end-user (sales); keep complex. Content Marketing. Let''s start with the hot topic of 2013, Content Marketing. Meryl K.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
    [Leads] Why Direct Mail Can't Help Your Business Grow
    Measure Success by Traffic & Leads. By following the traffic growth and lead volume stemming from specific marketing campaigns, you will be able to determine which offers are truly effective. Instead of investing in disposable resources used for direct mail, you can invest in remarkable content that leads to long-term results.
  • CONTENT MARKETING TODAY  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012
    [Leads] Is Clever Better? Witty versus Search-Engine-Optimized Headlines–Kuno Creative
    after Jeremy Lin came out of nowhere to lead the New York Knicks to several straight wins. Written by Brianne Carlon. good goal for headlines is to evoke emotion in some way. Whether it is amusement, curiosity, joy or sorrow, intriguing a reader is the biggest responsibility of a headline. Linsanity!” Admittedly, these are amazing headlines.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014
    [Leads] The Fundamentals of Inbound Marketing [Free Training Deck]
    It covers what inbound marketing is (the methodology), why it works (the philosophy), and what digital tools inbound marketers use to attract leads and customers online (the playbook). 'Has anybody -- perhaps by a colleague or client -- ever asked you what exactly “inbound marketing” means? content marketing. permission marketing.
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013
    [Leads] 4 Unique Ways You Can Optimize Your AdWords Campaign After Implementing Call Tracking
    The overall lead volume would therefore remain the same. However, we like having 5-15 minutes in order to analyze a lead when it first comes in. Imagine you could link 50% extra inbound leads directly to your efforts. 'This is a guest blog from Andrew Lolk , CMO and Co-Founder of White Shark Media. Let me give you an example.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
    [Leads] How to Become the Awesomest Marketer EVER
    That includes your customers, leads, prospects, neighbors, children, etc. Example: In 2007, HubSpot had 10 beta customers, 5 employees, and generated roughly 60-90 leads per month. Today, we have 4,500 customers, 200 employees, and generate 40,000 leads per month. Want to become The Awesomest Marketer EVER? STEP 2. NO LONGER.
  • VIDYARD  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [Leads] The Ultimate Sales Enablement Combo: Video and CRM
    Sending the video out to our pre-conference leads along with a map to our booth, we had 12% of contacts watch the entire video all the way through. As it stands, you currently share content with contacts to remove roadblocks in the buying process and you know that leads respond especially well to video. Video’s impact on pipeline.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014
    [Leads] How to Write an Effective Sales Prospecting Email
    Along with a short and organized email format, persistence is also necessary when trying to gain qualified leads. 'You wake up in the morning and check your email on your phone, tablet, or laptop. You get to work and you check your work email. You delete some emails, save some for reading later, and reply to others right away.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
    [Leads] Big Data Usage Benchmarks and Performance By Industry [Chart]
    Life Sciences, Services, and Retail are leading the way in the use of data analytics. 'by Marilyn Cox | Tweet this Big Data, Big Deal? Big Data is, well, a big buzzword right now. Solution providers are working furiously to solve the challenge of big data. ” According to The CMO Survey , approximately 5.5% Who’s Out Front?
  • MARKETING INTERACTIONS  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Leads] B2B Marketers Need to Understand Technology
    Analytics that Lead to Insights. 'I attended a webinar this morning, What Marketers Need To Know To Achieve Content Marketing Success , with Robert Rose and Steve Walker. It was a good session focused on the technology needed to empower content marketing. You should go listen to it. Robert answered the question with the notion of awareness.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Leads] Study: LinkedIn Is More Effective for B2B Companies
    Participants were asked to indicate if their business had acquired a customer from a lead generated by Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or the company blog. The latest findings from HubSpot's 2011 State of Inbound Marketing report show that the effectiveness of particular social media channels varies according to the type of business.
  • DIGITAL VOICES  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [Leads] 3 SMAC Stack Predictions for the New Year
    In order to raise your brand’s awareness and generate leads organizations are going to have to run specialized, targeted and socially engaging campaigns. Recent statistics claim that Gamification can lead to a 100% to 150% pickup in engagement metrics. 'From a technology perspective, 2013 was an exciting year to be a marketer.
  • THE FORWARD OBSERVER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012
    [Leads] What B2B Marketers Can Learn About Social Media From The US Air Force
    Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer B2B marketers who adopt top-flight social media policies and best practices can lift their profile, generate better quality leads and grow their business. Because of limited understanding and skill sets, many B2B companies have not fully embraced social media. Air Force.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
    [Leads] How Opting People OUT Can Actually Improve Your Email Marketing
    From there, you can order your names by the random number and select a grouping of leads. Your ESP and CRM should make it easy for you to create a segment of unengaged or unreachable leads that you can easily target with a custom message. Another strategy could be to create a list of leads that haven’t opened any of your emails.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011
    [Leads] Communicating With Your Customers: A Marketer’s Analysis
    HubSpot communicates actively with its leads as well as its customers post-sale. Landing pages and capture forms help to associate direct traffic with lead conversion from inbound content. In one case, there was a six-month window between a lead filling out a form and first contact by a sales representative. Photo by: msandy.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Leads] Does Content Marketing Really Have a Confidence Problem?
    You may measure leads and traffic. You may measure leads and traffic. 'By Eric Wittlake, {grow} Contributing Columnist You’ve seen the CMI  content marketing research stat: only 42% of B2B marketers believe they are effective at content marketing. What’s going on here? Low confidence in success. But are they really?
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014
    [Leads] Getting back to marketing basics
    While social sites can be a wonderful place to listen and engage in the conversation, focusing only on the “squeaky wheels” can lead one astray.  '(Photo credit: Wikipedia). They cite increases in followers, likes and visits and celebrate their successes.  Too often this distinction is not thought through. 
  • MARKETING INTERACTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
    [Leads] Is Your B2B Content Just a Pit Stop?
    Reading more than one piece of content on a topic should increment lead score and even trigger more to test the level of that interest. 'B2B marketers have taken up the challenge to create great content. They're investing time, effort and money into content marketing. People are reading their content. But, effectiveness remains elusive.
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
    [Leads] Savvy Speaks: What Makes a GREAT Case Study?
    Because today's empowered prospects don't need to interact with your sales reps for content, your case studies need to lead them to the next logical step in the process. Ah, the case study. short, sweet and to-the-point story with a happily ever after ending that is sure to have clients clamoring for your solution. Be conversational.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Leads] 44+ Mobile Marketing Statistics for the B2B Internet Marketer
    This trend is also happening across the third party platforms that drive traffic and leads to the organization. The content marketing assets B2B marketers are using to acquire leads are being accessed at an increasing rate through mobile browsers and sites with greater mobile accessibility. Still not sold on these development? and U.K.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013
    [Leads] Stop Whining about Edgerank and Do Something About it
    If Facebook decided to go the Twitter fire-hose route it would lead to a cluttered newsfeed disaster of crap content. Giving up on Facebook or any of these channels too early will only lead to missed opportunities. 'Author: Jason Miller It continues to happen each and every day. Why Edgerank is a Good Thing. Of Course You Are.
  • ANNUITAS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014
    [Leads] From How Much Content to How to Stand Out – Q&A with Robert Rose
    But, primarily, my role is to lead and manage CMIs Consulting/Advisory, Education and Technology divisions. So, I work with companies (mostly larger enterprises) to both conduct workshops on Content Marketing, as well as lead consulting and advisory services for helping enterprises operationalize the practice of content marketing.
  • MEASURABLE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
    [Leads] Email Content: Best Practices Every Marketer Should Be Aware Of
    Whether it’s attracting new customers, nurturing leads, developing loyalty or transactional messaging, there are standard best practices for email content. Email marketing plays a fundamental role in today’s. marketing efforts. • Is the privacy policy clearly accessible? Engagement. Action. Word-of-Mouth. Metrics.
  • AGILE B2B COPYWRITER  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010
    [Leads] K’s Top Five for the Week – December 3
    B2B Lead Nurturing and Social Media by @ardath421. Tweet This week’s list of picks features articles and posts with a heavy emphasis on content marketing. As you’ll see in the article from eMarketer, content marketing isn’t really an option anymore. It’s a must-have. Enjoy! 2011 Trends: Content Marketing is Critical via @emarketer.
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Leads] An Act-On Conversation: Charles Besondy and Leo Merle on How Marketing Can Contribute to Revenue
    The conversation can’t stop at “Just give me leads and I’ll be happy.” In well-aligned companies, marketing generated leads have a. In other words, how is marketing assisting with the progression of buyers through that funnel – right to the point, and maybe even after the point, that they hand off that lead to sales?
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
    [Leads] 3 Steps for Marketers to Take Leadership
    This is a guest blog post by Mike Gospe, an author of The Marketing High Ground and a speaker at our Lead Generation Quick-Start Series. Instead, the real long-lasting value a marketer can bring is to rise to the role of leading the executive team, and by extension the rest of the organization, to the high ground. Far from it.
  • THE ROI GUY  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
    [Leads] Alinean Builds on Momentum for a Strong Second Quarter 2011
    Our customers have embraced the fact that interactive, relevant, value-focused content aligned to facilitate the buyer's decision making process leads to higher conversions, shorter sales cycles and less discounting," said Jefre Futch , President and CEO of Alinean. Pisello Alinean
  • BUSINESS GROWTH DEVELOPMENT  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011
    [Leads] How To Get Referrals
    As long as your costs are covered offer a reduced price to customer who are willing to pass you a set of warm leads. Stipulate the number of leads, say 3 or more and ensure that your customer have spoken to each lead and they are open to you reaching out to them. So what should you be doing to get more referrals ?
  • BUSINESS GROWTH DEVELOPMENT  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011
    [Leads] How To Get Referrals
    As long as your costs are covered offer a reduced price to customer who are willing to pass you a set of warm leads. Stipulate the number of leads, say 3 or more and ensure that your customer have spoken to each lead and they are open to you reaching out to them. So what should you be doing to get more referrals ?
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
    [Leads] Fulfill your resolution to blog in 11 steps
    King of all blogs is Seth Godin and he uses TypePad as his blog hosting site, sethgodin.typepad.com — so, even though I tend to lead with clever domain names and sassy titles, you really don’t need them. 'So “blogging” is on your 2014 New Year’s resolution. Good for you. Blog wasn’t built in a day. Blogger.
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Leads] Industrial and B2B Customer Engagement Simplified
    Some B2B marketers are using more sophisticated ROI measurement tools to track activities over the entire life cycle of a lead. For example, at Sopheon , a software provider, measures qualified leads by their source, their region, volume per region, the speed of aging, movement through the sales cycle and other metrics. of Tiecas, Inc.
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2010
    [Leads] High-Performance Email Marketing for Attracting and Engaging.
    Are you interested in lead generation, lead nurturing and/or building authority and brand awareness? Case study #1: B2B lead generation through better segmenting and more focused email content Business challenge: FreightCenter wanted to change its customer mix of 70/30 (B2C/B2B) to a more B2B-centric mix. per week in 2006.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011
    [Leads] Into the Matrix: Revenue Performance Management at Dreamforce #DF11
    That meant moving from a “hunt and peck mentality&# – randomly choosing which leads to nurture without data. Instead, Involver invested in marketing automation and lead scoring. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this When it comes to marketing, you can take the red pill or the blue pill. “One of my philosophies,&# she added.
  • SYNECORE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013
    [Leads] Reality is Mobile
    This mobile search query then lead me to take action – to another local Goodwill to find the perfect set of second-hand chairs to furnish my apartment (note: project still in progress). opened up my Google Search app and began typing “Goodw-“ and chose “Goodwill MN” from the suggested search queries. So yes - #magical. relevance). proximity).
  • GREAT B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Leads] Pull Marketing vs. Push Marketing – The Shifting Battleground
    In some cases, you may have a lead requirement that can only be met with push marketing techniques. If so, by all means use the necessary techniques to meet your lead objectives.  Even though I make my living as a marketer, I get as bothered as any other consumer by the constant intrusiveness of unwanted promotions. Here’s the problem.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
    [Leads] Are Facebook Clicks Totally and Utterly Meaningless?
    We also look at the cost per lead, and I think that metric is what's most important, because we do a bunch of different campaigns -- from ad campaigns to Sponsored Stories. If we can do less work (spend less, and get more leads) we're going to focus on that. Clicks don't matter. Wait, what? The "Clicks Don't Matter" Argument.
  • THE POINT  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [Leads] What Response Rate Should I Expect From My Campaign?
    Today when more and more companies are marketing to their house lists vs. rented lists, the degree to which that database is maintained and updated, and the source of those names (inbound leads, purchased, fell-off-the-back-of-a-truck) will have more impact on campaign response than the choice of offer or the quality of the creative.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Leads] A Busy Sales Executive's Guide to Effective Social Monitoring
    Anytime one of our leads tweets, it appears on a separate feed. 'I talk to sales executives a lot via networking. More often than not, my discussions with them pertain to best practices. One best practice I like to bring up is social media monitoring, which, to me, is something executives need in order to be wholly effective in their jobs.
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Leads] 10 Crazy Stats About Content Marketing
    They''re figuring out that content marketing drives traffic, leads, and customers. Content marketing produces the lowest cost leads compared to display ads, PPC ads, and other paid marketing tactics. 'We''re fans of content marketing. In fact, we''re big fans of content marketing. It did both. Content marketing works.
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
    [Leads] 5 Steps to Effective Content Marketing
    Do you want to get clients and leads from your blog? Calls are more valuable and better leads than clicks. 'We''ve received a fair amount of publicity recently for our 150 blog posts in 50 days content marketing effort. We can help you with that! Here''s our first installment: 5 Steps to Effective Content Marketing. 1) Set Goals.
  • MARKETING EDGE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
    [Leads] How to Implement The New Rules of Marketing and PR
    This leads to understanding a situation more thoroughly so you can report it with perhaps greater sensitivity and depth. Time 22:50. The second printing of best selling author David Meerman Scott’s New Rules of Marketing and PR demonstrates A) these rules work and B) it’s OK to learn as we go. 1) Who Cares? 2) Do You Care ?
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2010
    [Leads] 2010 Will Bring New Features to Demand Generation Systems
    There's no question in my mind that such cooperation will appear: it's inevitable as marketing’s role expands beyond lead generation to long-term relationship management. Summary: the demand generation market will continue to grow in 2010, and it may attract some new, big competitors from outside the industry. What will 2010 bring?
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013
    [Leads] The Secret Sauce for SMB Success
    How many leads are you getting for the money you''re spending? 'What is the difference between an SMB that fails and an SMB that succeeds? Obviously this is a complicated questions, and there are a lot of factors. Everything from marketing tactics and business plan to work ethic and capital investment matter. That would be market analysis.
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013
    [Leads] Ironman Exclusive: Did Tony Stark Create Advanced Call Tracking?
    Following are 5 evidences that lead us to believe Tony Stark invented conversation analytics and that LogMyCalls and Bernard Beaver are merely benefitting from Tony and his hard work. 'Ironman 3 has made $994 million dollars. It is expected to eventually earn nearly $2 billion dollars in theaters alone. 1) Ironman uses speech analytics a lot.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013
    [Leads] Teens increasingly moving the conversation to Twitter
    by Barry Ricks Related Stories Social media research, customer insight, and the power of the one 5 Great ideas to unleash business benefits from Twitter Lists Few brands driving online influence and advocacy, study shows Twitter leads Fortune 500 social media surge Is time running out for establishing your social media strategy?
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
    [Leads] 6 Ways to Make Your Marketing to Tradesmen More Effective
    But things like trade show leads, direct mail and online programs are measurable. The quality of your sales leads is far more important. If you adhere to the previous five suggestions, you will deliver better-quality leads, which will improve your bottom line and make everybody happy. Focus On What You Can Control.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Leads] Marketing Transformation: 3 Leadership Skills You Need To Succeed
    After seeing the report, I reached out to SAP’s CMO, Jonathan Becher (@ jbecher ) who is leading the marketing transformation effort here at SAP. 'Has the rise of digital, social and mobile technologies affected your marketing organization? Simple advertising campaigns and tactical approaches to gain new customers are no longer enough.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
    [Leads] For Social Business, Remember the 90-9-1 Rule
    According to recent research from McKinsey , “companies that adopt social technologies can see a 50% increase in customer satisfaction, 48% increase in business leads, and 24% increase in revenue. ” This was hogwash of course. Sales is Sales’ job.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
    [Leads] Trust Me: Why Trust is Crucial for Business Success, and How to Built It
    That’s why blogging is important (as a way to educate, inform and even entertain, without blatant selling) as is social media (for answering questions and building online relationships that lead to positive third-party coverage and comments). Half-jokingly, I told her not to worry, I can build her business without her. Before the Sale.
  • VIEWPOINT  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Leads] Good Reads for B2B Sales - Selling at Every Level
    successful integration will provide valuable data, enhance customer retention and help ensure that your sales team is responding to qualified leads in a timely manner. 'Keeping up to date on the latest innovations and opinions in sales can be time-consuming, especially in the the digital space. Via Marketo B2B Marketing and Sales Blog.
  • VIEWPOINT  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011
    [Leads] The Top Ten Actions to take from the book: "Social Marketing to the Business Customer"
    They go on to say that online interactions that morph into a sales pitch are likely to send all but the latest-stage leads running in the other direction. First, I like the format. The book is broken down into three sections: Tools, Technology, Tactics. This is a win-win-win situation. Dell wins because clients connect with Scott.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Leads] Eight Ways to Rock at Your Job (or Get a Better One)
    However, being able to say that social media produces sales leads at x % lower cost than other sources and furthermore that these leads have a y % higher close rate will get C-level attention. You’re smart, hard-working, and loyal as a dog. So why hasn’t your career taken off the way you had hoped? Be Passionate. Be Social.
  • YOUR SALES MANAGEMENT GURU  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Leads] Sales Leadership: Gaining Insight & Accountability
    In several clients this concept has lead to client meeting days where ALL clients are invited to learn, share idea’s and provide the partner organization an opportunity to show appreciation. Sales Leadership: Gaining Insight and Accountability. What can you do to improve on these two critical blind spots?  Client or Industry Advisory Board  .
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Leads] 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.”
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
    [Leads] The Secret History of Pinterest — REVEALED!
    Where will this all lead? Do you feel like you woke up a week ago and Pinterest had taken over the world? I read on Twitter (so it is true, of course) that Pinterest is now bigger than Google, will be running for President of the United States, and is recording an album of Justin Bieber cover songs. Except me. have it all figured out. I know!
  • SALES CHALLENGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Leads] Three Ways to Change Customers’ Minds
    If reps commercially teach their customers about this problem effectively, they will lead the customer to how they are uniquely positioned as a supplier to solve it. These approaches are based on how familiar customers are with the problem at hand, and whether or not they have already developed an understanding of the solution.
  • SALES CHALLENGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
    [Leads] 5 B2B Marketing Trends for 2012
    As marketing automation, segmentation and targeting continue to evolve and penetrate marketing activities, there comes a tipping point at which creating version X+5 of an email for sub-segment Y  to be delivered at trigger Z in the lead nurture program simply becomes unsustainable.  1) Voice-of-Customer 2.0. 2) Skill Set Reset. 3) Disruption.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
    [Leads] How Social Media Drives Better Email Results
    by Michael Brenner, July 6, 2010 Related Posts: Need to Drive Leads? Michaels B2BMarketingInsider blog is dedicated to sharing the ideas, topics and marketing strategies that drive real results like sales, leads, and higher customer loyalty. Email is a proven and somewhat traditional technique for getting the word out.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
    [Leads] Time to Ramp Up Your Pinterest SEO: Bing Now Includes Pins in Image Searches
    Thanks to this latest update, you can drive even more traffic and leads to your website through two of Bing''s sexiest features: the unencrypted keyword search data and the Pinterest integration. 'Bing is in a really sweet place right now. As a marketer, Bing gets a gold star just for that in my book. Take a second to let that sink in.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [Leads] How to Run Marketing Team Meetings That Don't Suck
    Who will be leading each discussion. While every business will likely review something different depending on their business model, here are some ideas for you: Leads waterfall. Volume of marketing qualified leads (MQLs). Paid vs. organic leads breakdown. How many leads are being generated? Meetings suck. Big Wins.
  • MEASURABLE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
    [Leads] Mobile Websites for Higher Education
    It’s more than clear that young people are leading the growth in usage of smartphones and mobile web in North America - 42% of people aged 18-29 go online mainly via mobile phone ( eMarketer , 2011). If you find this post useful, check out our webinar, Mobile Web: A Crash Course , along with our Higher Education Resources. Homepage.
  • AGILE B2B COPYWRITER  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010
    [Leads] K’s Top Five for the Week – December 10
    How would you like to increase your web traffic and qualified leads? Tweet This week’s top five list features an article about the importance of writing as a marketing skill, a nice blogging ebook, and how to develop a social media content strategy. It’s a change driven by content marketing and shifting the focus from push to pull. Enjoy!
  • WHAT WORKS - WHAT DOESN'T  |  TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
    [Leads] Using Online Games To Sell Complex B2B Software
    Which leads me to ask whether you should wait to offer a prospect an online game until they are willing to invest all the time required to wait for screens to load, understand the rules of the game, work through the scenarios, and cope with problems like crashing browsers? OK, World of Warcraft it ain’t.   Maybe.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Leads] You’ve hit marketing gold when the dog doesn’t bark
    In our busy world, it is easy to rely too heavily on the analytics at face value without taking the time to consider the nuances, the quirks, the little shivers in The Matrix that lead to real insight and truth. Each week he would guide us through detailed business case studies like a detective hunting for clues to a mystery. This was a clue.
  • THE ROI GUY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
    [Leads] Why Buy vs. Build Your Own Value-Based Sales / Marketing Tools?
    Once the team migrates, they are free to focus more resources on training, adoption and deal support, leading to a superior allocation of resources and greater impact on deal flow. We sometimes encounter companies who have developed their own ROI / TCO Tools software. TCO Calculator Pisello Alinean Build vs. Buy ROI Calculator
  • BLOG MY CALLS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014
    [Leads] The 4 Secrets Call Tracking Providers Don't Want You To Know
    Consider: - 65% of businesses say phone callers are their best leads. 1 phone call produces the revenue of 4 web leads. A caller is 10x more likely to purchase than a web lead. 'We''re going into the vault on this one. We''re letting you see behind the curtain. 1) We HATE when you ask about pricing for numbers and minutes.
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