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How to Use LinkedIn to Generate and Qualify B2B Leads

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jason Miller LinkedIn is often considered a jobseeker-only social media platform. As a result, B2B marketers sometimes overlook the professional social media site’s ability to support lead generation and qualification. LinkedIn enables brands to offer bite size chunks of content that support business objectives. LinkedIn Content Description.

How To Measure A B2B Social Media Program

KoMarketing Associates

A few weeks ago, we covered the “ 2016 State of B2B Digital Marketing ” report from Ascend2 and Marketo. Even though the most significant barrier to B2B digital marketing success relates to inadequate marketing budget, 84 percent of B2B marketers still believe their strategies are successful. Social Network Analysis. Social Media Discovery Attribution.

5 Ways to Increase Your Email Conversion Rates: Key Takeaways from the Marketo Jumpstart Tour

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InsideView  was a proud diamond sponsor of  Marketo’s JumpStart Tour  this summer, which concluded last week in Silicon Valley. The tour was a huge success with great attendance, emphasizing the high level of interest revolving around Marketing Automation and learning about best practices in email marketing, lead management, social marketing and even budgeting.

Social Media Features in Marketing Automation Systems: Who Does What?

Customer Experience Matrix

Social media is arguably overhyped as a marketing trend: it gets well under 10% of marketing budgets (different surveys have figures from 3% to 8%) and results are questionable (it was rated the least effective content marketing tactic in a recent MarketingProfs study ). But social is clearly growing fast and has great potential.

Buying software is easy. Fixing lead generation is hard.

Fearless Competitor

B2B Lead Generation | Buying stuff is easy – fixing problems is hard. Welcome to all our new  followers on Linkedin. And every Friday we do a fun B2B marketing show called Laugh and Learn – teaching a key marketing lesson using wit and humor. SaaS marketing products like Marketo , Hubspot , Eloqua and the like are very, very easy to buy.

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Sneak Peak of The Marketing Nation Summit


It’s like a jolt of electricity each time an “Interesting Moment” email alert from Marketo reaches the LeanData sales and marketing teams. So, yes, Marketo is a fundamental part of our business process. And not only are we a Marketo customer, but the marketing automation powerhouse also is one of our clients. But the connection runs even deeper. Summit.

12 Marketing-Takeways from the B2B Marketing Manifesto

Fearless Competitor

B2B Demand Generation | 12 Marketing Take-Aways. One of our favorite content marketing firms is Velocity Partners in London, creators of a 42 page “rant” called the B2B Marketing Manifesto. Doug Kessler, an American living over there, recently participated in a webinar with Bob Apollo, Inflexion-Point Strategy Partners and John Sweeney of DemandGen in which he shared lessons learned from marketing that content. I’d like to share Doug’s lessons with our fans. First Doug and his team combined great content with marketing automation ( Marketo ).

2012 #Nifty50 Top Men in Technology on Twitter

Blue Focus Marketing

Last year, my colleague Tom Pick ( @TomPick ) and I introduced the #Nifty50 awards , which honored 50 men and 50 women who were leading the way in social media through their active engagement on Twitter. This year, we also decided that honoring the tech sector’s greatest social media advocates on our respective blogs isn’t enough. Mark is the author of “ Socialized!

Infer Infuses Microsoft Power BI with Predictive Intelligence to Deliver Next-Generation Sales Analytics


Infer Inc. , a leading provider of predictive technologies that help companies win more customers, today launched a new sales analytics package for Microsoft Power BI. Designed to deliver deeper insight into the untapped revenue opportunities within a business’ existing pipeline, Infer’s rich reports help sales and marketing leaders easily find deals that will close quickly.

B2B Marketing To Go: Why Mobile Is Crucial To Your Lead Generation Strategy

Modern B2B Marketing

If you haven’t bought into the B2B marketing effectiveness of mobile, it’s time to take a second look at your lead generation strategy.  million people accessed social networking sites or blogs on their mobile devices, an increase of 37 percent from the previous year. Check out these facts about mobile and how the channel can work for your B2B marketing: Almost 40 million U.S.

32 B2B Marketers to Add to Your Google Plus Circles

KoMarketing Associates

Building a network in Google+ could be the next critical tactic when it relates to B2B search engine optimization and broader social media initiatives. SEO impact aside, recent statistics indicate Google Plus is on pace to overtake Facebook (the current leader) in social shares by 2016. Douglas Burdett (Artillery Marketing)  - Marketing strategist for defense contractors.

20 B2B Marketing Blogs You Need To Read

B2B Marketing Insider

When I created my own B2B Marketing Blog almost 3 years ago, I looked out across the blogosphere and asked “what do I have to say that is unique, valuable and helpful?” ” And so I created the B2B Marketing Insider to help provide an insider’s point of view. The Best B2B Marketing Blogs. B2B Digital Marketing  by @ Wittlake Eric Wittlake. CMO4Hire.

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Core Competencies of the Marketing Operations Leader: Setting Up The Marketing & Sales Technology Core [PART 1 of 4]


Over the last decade, the growth of B2B marketing teams that have adopted marketing automation platforms (MAPs) as a fundamental tool in their marketing stack has given rise to the marketing automation specialist. But today, marketers are being tasked with and being held accountable to more than just attracting visitors and nurturing leads. Attribution.

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Develop a Marketing Breadcrumb Trail to Lead Prospects Home

Modern B2B Marketing

by Maria Pergolino Despite what many marketers would like to believe, the digital marketplace is not quite the place where “if you build it, they will come”. You’ve got to create a savvy mix for B2B marketing success and carefully place your messages where buyers can find them at the right time. Include Q & A features within social media streams.

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Join the Big League: 7 Reasons to Go Digital with Your Advertising

Modern B2B Marketing

Digital advertising is now the new norm—it’s the fastest growing marketing channel with no signs of slowing down, according to Strategy Analytics. In fact, most companies spent more on digital marketing in 2015 than they did in 2014, and plan to increase spending in 2016. This shouldn’t come as a surprise—marketing has always been about three things: location, location, location.

Lead Scoring: What’s Hot and What’s Not

Modern B2B Marketing

by Rick Siegfried When we say a lead is “hot,&# what do we mean? Exactly when is a lead “cooked” enough to go to sales? Such is the eternal struggle of sales and marketing teams across the world. The most essential aspect of lead scoring is that it is a shared methodology between sales and marketing. It’s kind of a subjective description, isn’t it?

How to Sell Digital Marketing to the C-Suite

Modern B2B Marketing

by Maria Pergolino Evolving your B2B marketing mix is becoming more of a requirement than a nice-to-have in today’s changing business climate. Without their stamp of approval, the long-term nature of some digital marketing will likely erode confidence and can lead to program funding cuts. Emphasize marketing analytics. Align with company goals.

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The 5-Step Graduate’s Guide to Shaping Your Personal Brand

Modern B2B Marketing

The tips below can help you market yourself at any stage in your career, especially if you’ve blocked out what it’s like to be the low (wo)man on the totem pole. The tips below will help you navigate your new personal and professional independence by building a solid base for marketing your personal brand. And how do marketers make sure these messages resonate? Double win!

Join the Big League: 7 Reasons to Go Digital with Your Advertising

Modern B2B Marketing

Digital advertising is now the new norm—it’s the fastest growing marketing channel with no signs of slowing down, according to Strategy Analytics. In fact, most companies spent more on digital marketing in 2015 than they did in 2014, and plan to increase spending in 2016. This shouldn’t come as a surprise—marketing has always been about three things: location, location, location.

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Mega-List of Features in Marketing Automation (That You Won’t Find in CRM)

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jon Miller A common question I hear from marketers is “I already have a CRM system (e.g., Microsoft Dynamics CRM), so why do I need marketing automation ”? Many CRM systems have a module for marketing. Given this positioning, it’s no wonder that marketers often think they may not need anything else to run their modern marketing departments.

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Putting the “Fun” into the Fundamentals of Social Media Monitoring

Modern B2B Marketing

by Rick Siegfried NEWS FLASH: B2B marketers must learn to leverage social media. Sometimes it seems like all you hear about is how important it is to integrate social media into your marketing processes, but do you honestly know why you should do it? It can sometimes be difficult to quantify the benefits of investing large amounts of time into social media.

6 Essentials Steps to Increase Lead Conversion

Sales Intelligence View

Are you looking to increase your lead conversion rates? According to MarketingSherpa , “79% of marketing leads never convert into sales. Lack of lead nurturing is the common cause of this poor performance.” Several techniques must be taken into consideration when contacting your leads and to increase the likelihood of a sale. Don’t overlook lead data.

Could Facebook become a Lead Nurturing platform?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

When you think of lead nurturing platforms you typically think of firms like Eloqua, Marketo, Aprimo, LeadLife, Market2Lead, Silverpop, even is getting into the lead nurturing space. Element #2 – Email – the most critical element of a lead nurturing platform is email. Share this on Linkedin. Will Facebook replace your B2B Marketing email system?

‘More Social’: Part Two of Owning a Seat at the Revenue Table

Modern B2B Marketing

by Phil Fernandez In my previous blog post , I discussed the ongoing conversation in marketing circles about having a “seat” at the senior management table. noted last week that by adopting RPM, marketers (together with their sales counterparts) would create a powerful new revenue engine that demonstrably is more agile, more social, more connected , and more intelligent.

Inbound Marketing & Marketing Automation


The Marketing Automation industry is evolving continuously. Many digital marketers are using marketing automation tools to automate lead nurturing. But if you want to expand your business, you also need to continuously add new leads to your database. Traditional lead sources are tradeshows or lead programs with magazines. Those are definitely useful, but the number of leads is low and the cost per lead is high. It may be attractive to shift more budget to generating leads via your company’s website. Conclusion.

Is It Time Now For A Chief Marketing Technologist? [#B2Bchat Recap]


About | Advertise | Submissions | Write for Us CrowdsourcedFRD Home Advertising Branding Content Marketing Lead Gen SEO-SEM Social Media More Strategy Design PR eBooks Educational Facebook Guest Posts Twitter Is It Time Now For A Chief Marketing Technologist? are key qualities in a modern marketer. that are available to a “Marketing Technologist&# ?

B2B Lead Generation Blog: 7 Tips to Improve Sales Follow-up & Close More Leads

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B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading! Does the sales team either ignore your hard-won leads or complain about their quality?

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8 Important Takeaways from the B2B Virtual Edge Event for B2B Marketers

Modern B2B Marketing

Check out our Definitive Guide to Lead Nurturing which provides you a worksheet to map this out). Lead nurturing and lead scoring are key to B2B marketing success. Integrate social media into your marketing automation to make social marketing automation (I like this one because Marketo kicks butt with B2B social media marketing.). Buying behavior has changed- make sure your marketing changes with it. Marketers are using social media to gain competitive advantage – make sure you are too.

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All About Lead Nurturing (Really Customer Nurturing) [#B2Bchat Recap]


The chat zoned in on hot questions that dealt with the various lead nurturing strategies that would work, the kinds of content that would have the most impact and success, the significance of lead scoring, the tools that can be used, etc. What strategies work for lead nurturing, what doesn’t, and what could be improved upon? How can it be effectively marketed?

ClickInsights: How can B2B marketers use content effectively for demand generation?

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B2B marketers are producing, managing, and distributing marketing content to reach prospects and turn them into customers. Recommended Resources from B2B Marketing Experts. Forrester Blog for Interactive Marketing Professionals. Ardath Albee's blog Marketing Interactions. Brian Carroll's blog B2B Lead Generation Blog. Marketo's Modern B2B Marketing.

The Content Marketing Question: To Gate or Not To Gate?

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How should marketers leverage content? Which content should be gated to genereate leads? We asked B2B Marketing experts: " How should B2B marketers balance the need for free content (helpful for prospects decision making) Vs. the need to have content that produces a steady flow of good leads (that can directed to sales team)? Marketo's Modern B2B Marketing.