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  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Marketing] The 2014 Content Marketing Imperative
    78% of CMOs think content is the future of marketing  ( Demand Metric ). 60-70% of B2B marketing content goes unused ( Sirius Decisions ). The answer is easy: content marketing. Content marketing is the process of creating content that our customers actually want or need. Content Marketing InboundWriter ).
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [Marketing] 12 Secrets of the Human Brain to Use in Marketing
    Knowing how the human mind processes information and images—and putting that knowledge to use—can help you become a more engaging and effective marketer. Here’s a look at some fascinating facts about the human mind, from a marketing perspective.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
    [Marketing] 4 Ways of Measuring Marketing ROI
    by Sylvia Jensen | Tweet this Most CMOs believe ROI should be the primary measurement of marketing effectiveness. Thanks to advancements in analytics and marketing automation have put measuring marketing ROI possible. Let’s take a look at some ways to measure marketing ROI. 1. This isn’t me saying that.
  • CMO ESSENTIALS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015
    [Marketing] Marketing Therapy for the Exhausted Marketer
    Tell me how you feel when it comes to your marketing efforts. What do you believe to be the cause of your lingering marketing challenges? Seriously, in my new marketing survey , I’m asking you to vent about the the tangle of tools, technologies, solutions, and services that drive and support your marketing efforts. link].
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Marketing] 13 Suggestions for Content Marketing Inspiration
    The newfound bounty can power content marketing efforts for a few weeks or even longer. So how can a content marketer keep a spark file of fresh ideas and stave off the boring, overdone, or stalled ones? Here are some suggestions for finding your content marketing inspiration. The undeveloped kernel is a type of node. Listen.
  • SALESFUSION  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
    [Marketing] Marketing Automation is More than Email
    The post Marketing Automation is More than Email appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. Email Marketing Nurture Marketing Social Media
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
    [Marketing] Industrial Companies shouldn’t Replace Email Marketing with Social Media
    Right off the bat let me say that this post is not about email marketing versus social media. However, I’ve had conversations with manufacturers and industrial companies where I am asked if email marketing is still relevant and effective since all the talk these days is about social media.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015
    [Marketing] 5 Overlooked Content Marketing Assets That Can Influence SEO
    This experience got me thinking about where B2B marketers may miss out on SEO opportunities because there isn’t a direct connection to SEO performance. Here are five potentially overlooked content marketing opportunities B2B marketers should consider incorporating into their ongoing SEO efforts. EMAIL COMMUNICATION.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Marketing] How To Turn Video Marketing Into a Successful SEO Strategy
    The simple truth is that a majority of search marketing specialists do not invest the necessary resources into the largest video-sharing website in the world. Here is the six-step process we use to ensure tremendous success for your next video marketing campaign. Guest post by Jason Parks. Invest in a Quality Production. Watch video }.This
  • ACT-ON  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Marketing] The Psychology of Color in Marketing
    Food giant Heinz discovered the power of choosing the right color in marketing when they made the kid-friendly EZ Squirt ketchup in spinach green. Colors and Marketing: A Quick Guide. So if color is such an effective marketing tool, how can B2B marketers leverage this tool to drive better results? Patrick’s Day bottling).
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012
    [Marketing] 10 of the Best B2B Internet Marketing Infographics of 2012
    This year, there has been a tremendous amount of visual information presented on internet marketing, SEO, and B2B-related marketing initiatives. As 2012 winds down, here are 10 of our favorite internet marketing infographics related to the B2B sector. Understanding the Content Marketing Explosion. Hope you enjoy!
  • CRIMSON MARKETING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013
    [Marketing] Digital Marketing Ain’t Enough – Why the Data Marketer Will Own the Future
    Many of you are sophisticated in your use of Digital Marketing, and plan to continue investing in this area. But if you want a clear competitive advantage, try shifting your focus to Data Marketing. Being a “Digital” Marketer (i.e., Two factors drive this evolution to “Data Marketing.” Other Data Marketing Advantages.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Marketing] 21 Vital Mobile Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2014
    Find the answers to these questions and more here in almost two dozen facts, statistics and research findings about mobile marketing and web use from the past several months. 1. Blackberry now accounts for just 3% of the market.  ( Heidi Cohen ). 7. Marketers spent $4.4 smartphone OS market share and 71 million tablets.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Marketing] What’s next for digital marketing?
    New from The Marketing Companion! One of my favorite activities is thinking and talking about what’s coming next and there is nobody more fun to have that kind of discussion with than Tom Webster as we take on what’s next in digital marketing. Report on the engagement and performance of your content marketing investment.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Marketing] Content Marketing Objectives And KPIs
    Now that I am back to the front line of the challenges we face as marketing professionals, I am going to start answering some of the biggest questions I get asked about marketing in general and content marketing specifically. What are the right objectives and KPIs for content marketing? Marketing is a conversation.
  • ACT-ON  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
    [Marketing] Why 78 % of Marketers Struggle with Content Marketing ROI
    Content marketing has traveled light years since its inception. In fact, the most effective content marketers report allocating 46 percent of their budgets to this type of marketing. Yet, many marketers are still struggling with something very important. But many marketers aren’t measuring anything beyond downloads.
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013
    [Marketing] 6 Cringeworthy Marketing Technology Failures
    Today’s marketing simply wouldn’t exist without marketing technology. From marketing automation to demand side platforms to content management systems, technology puts the right message in front of the right person at the right time. You no longer create your marketing communications. The system does the rest.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
    [Marketing] The World’s Best Digital Marketing Campaigns
    Gregory Pouy is rapidly becoming one of my favorite social media marketing brainiacs! If you love marketing as much as I do, you are going to bookmark this one and have a lot of fun with this presentation! If you can’t view this presentation within the blog, click here: The Worl’ds Best Digital Marketing Campaigns.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [Marketing] Are you mistaking marketing tactics for strategy?
    Diversification (marketing strategy) (Photo credit: Wikipedia). It’s not that he doesn’t care about LinkedIn–far from it–but he is voicing something that is critically important in marketing: understanding the difference between tactics and strategy. ”–what would you say? But that’s the point.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Marketing] How B2B Marketers Will Spend Their Budgets in 2014
    Marketing budget allocations should, of course, always be based on the unique a company’s unique situation: its specific needs, experiences, strengths, market position, market conditions and trends, etc. Old school marketing continues to decline. Marketing Research Marketing Strategy
  • ACT-ON  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Marketing] 6 Success Factors for Adopting Marketing Automation
    Are you getting ready to implement marketing automation? Marketing automation is not rocket science, but it does take strategy, planning, and preparation to make it work well and meet your company’s expectations. Six readiness factors for implementing marketing automation. #1: Get your website in order. Congratulations!
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Marketing] LinkedIn Marketer Shares Her Top Tips For Content Marketing Success
    Touted as the world’s largest social network for professionals, it’s no surprise that 94% of B2B marketers rely on LinkedIn as part of their content marketing strategy to distribute and promote content, according to the 2016 B2B Content Marketing: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends report from Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and MarketingProfs.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
    [Marketing] Four online marketing metrics to obsess about
    One of my blog posts was tweeted by marketing superstar Guy Kawaski , who has a Twitter following roughly the size of France. Four online marketing metrics So what does matter? It might take years for a business connection to be in a position to hire me for a marketing workshop or a speech. Four online marketing metrics.
  • B2B LEAD BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Marketing] Marketing Funnel Management Best Practices
    If you use the marketing funnel, there are some tweaks to the process you can make to yield better results. Here are a few best practices to tweak your marketing funnel to […]. Database Marketing Marketing and Sales Funnel Marketing Automation Big Data Marketing data driven marketing marketing insight
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015
    [Marketing] Inbound Marketing: How a B2B company used a content marketing strategy to improve customer experience
    Tweet Inbound marketing is typically a term reserved for B2C companies striving to draw customers in with flashy social media campaigns, witty tweets and beautiful infographics. Starting off, attracting the right people and the speaking to the right audience is essential in a B2B inbound marketing campaign. Who are we speaking to?
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
    [Marketing] Are Manufacturers Turning a Deaf Ear to Content Marketing?
    Despite all the published reports about the great results that businesses are deriving from content marketing, it seems manufacturers and industrial companies are still stuck in their old ways of [.]. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. This is only a content summary.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
    [Marketing] Why Do Content Marketing?
    Why do content marketing? I get asked this question all the time. The answer is that you should do it because most of your marketing is getting less effective. And please follow along on  Twitter ,  LinkedIn ,  Facebook   and  Google+  or   Subscribe  to the  B2B Marketing Insider  Blog for regular updates. Content Marketing
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
    [Marketing] 20 Stats Every Modern Marketer Should See
    Data is simply exploding as social, mobile and apps change the way we work, collaborate and deliver marketing campaigns. As marketers, we need to be able to represent these changes in an easily understandable way. 51% of B2B marketers currently spend 10% or less of their budget on search. It’s inevitable. It’s for good reason.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014
    [Marketing] The Future Of Digital Marketing
    In this interview I talk about: Content and data are the future of digital marketing. How Content marketers must be content curators and consumers themselves. The cultural shift required to be successful in content marketing. What are you most excited about in the digital marketing space at the moment? And I disagree.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Marketing] Where does Google+ fit into your B2B Marketing plans? [infographic]
    Have you made Google Plus a part of your marketing strategy yet? This handy guide will show you exactly why Google Plus is such a useful tool for businesses and B2B marketing. If not, you could be missing out on a great opportunity to grow your audience. If you don’t believe me, just check out the following infographic.
  • ACSELLERANT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
    [Marketing] The Power of Story for B2B Marketing
    She enters a super market and must duck around a ladder leaning against the wall. Case studies are the most obvious story-based B2B selling tools; but almost all B2B marketing vehicles can leverage story to make them more compelling and more memorable. Stories have the power to influence and persuade. People remember stories.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016
    [Marketing] 8 Practical applications for influence marketing
    In late 2011, I turned in a manuscript for the first book on social influence marketing, Return On Influence. At the end of the book I predicted that influence marketing would become a mainstream activity within two years, a bold prediction since nobody was even using the term back then! Start-ups have a big marketing problem.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
    [Marketing] Predictions for B2B digital marketing in 2013
    It’s that time of the year when observers can’t resist making predictions about developments on the horizon.  I hereby take up that tradition, offering up four random prognostications for where B2B digital marketing is headed in 2013.   My topics include Facebook, content marketing, personal branding, and data hygiene—certainly an eclectic mix.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
    [Marketing] The ultimate content marketing challenge
    The other day I was a witness to content marketing murder. I was eating breakfast in a hotel dining room which was partially occupied by a BNI networking meeting. local marketing “expert” was describing how he propelled a new dentist’s office to the top of the Google rankings through his content marketing genius.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014
    [Marketing] Content Shock: Why content marketing is not a sustainable strategy
    This post will demonstrate in simple economic terms why content marketing — the hottest marketing trend around — may not be a sustainable strategy for many businesses. believe as marketers, we have been lulled into a false sense of security thinking that this consumption trend will continue to rise without end.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015
    [Marketing] Are marketers becoming redundant?
    There is no corporate function that has been transformed more quickly — and more dramatically — by technology than sales and marketing. In this episode of The Marketing Companion, Tom Webster and I look at the state of the art of sales and marketing, and discuss the role and relevancy of this career path in a digital age.
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Marketing] Planning Your Industrial Marketing Strategy for 2015
    I hope you have already started planning your industrial marketing strategy for 2015. You may be wondering why you need to spend the time and effort in creating an industrial marketing strategy when you already know the problem – not enough quality leads generated from your current website. It would be easy to dive right into [.]
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
    [Marketing] Social advocacy marketing gains legitimacy
    Possibly no trend has captured the attention of marketers more than the opportunity to tap into the emerging group of Citizen Influencers. Propelled by their content and legions of loyal fans, true product advocates are seen as an extremely powerful force for any online marketing mix these days. The conversation has changed. Examples?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012
    [Marketing] Why marketing doesn’t suck
    Over the past few weeks I have seen a strange series of blog posts expressing that the marketing profession is slimy or one step above a snake oil salesperson. Let me tell you why I am so lucky to be in marketing. Marketing did THIS?  I wanted to be part of it!  I wanted to drive growth and put people to work. How about you?
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015
    [Marketing] Is Data the New Marketing?
    I don’t know if it’s just me, but all these global startups seem to go crazy about collecting and leveraging data for their go-to-market. Well, there’s one reason behind it which I call the "90% revolution“ and - spoiler alert - it will probably change the way we go-to-market forever.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [Marketing] 11 Infographics Marketers Should Keep Near Their Desks
    For marketers this kind of visual organization is invaluable for one simple reason: we’ve got a lot on our minds. With that in mind, we wanted to present 11 infographics marketers will probably want to download, print out and keep near their desks. 1. The State of Email Marketing. Data is not the sexiest topic for marketers.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016
    [Marketing] Mobile Marketing Trends for 2016
    This week's topic: Mobile Marketing. Top 10 mobile marketing trends for 2016. Five Mobile Marketing Trends for Emerging Markets in 2016. Some 2016 forecasts call for further changes within the industry landscape, one of the biggest being rapid mobile growth in emerging markets. Mobile Marketing
  • SALESFUSION  |  MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014
    [Marketing] Sales and Marketing Automation
    The post Sales and Marketing Automation appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. Best Practices Nurture Marketing Sales CRM
  • B2B MARKETING TRACTION  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Marketing] A Social Media Strategy for B2B Marketers
    Some business to business (B2B) marketers are still hesitant about investing in social media. It is on social media that marketers are able to share content, and content marketing is what helps buyers find you online. There is a very practical way to set up social media for B2B marketing. Facebook for B2B Marketing?
  • CMO ESSENTIALS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
    [Marketing] Content Marketing Street Cred: 7 Marketers Share Their Secrets
    Do you have content marketing street cred? Have you taken risks, faced failures, or overcome obstacles in your content marketing efforts and still delivered results despite such challenges? Radical Honesty in the World of Content Marketing: This is a challenging time for content marketers. Is it through sponsored content?
  • ACT-ON  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016
    [Marketing] What Every B2B Marketer Needs to Know About Readability
    B2B marketers have named a perennial problem with producing engaging content. In the Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Profs 2016 B2B Content Marketing Trends report , “Producing engaging content” was the #1 challenge marketers face. Is there a problem with readability in B2B marketing content?
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Marketing] 5 Ways to Deal with Change for Successful Marketing
    Tweet As marketers, we deal with a lot of change. The B2B marketing world is exploding with touch points, channels and marketing technology, just to name a few blasts of change. Your company needs you and your marketing leadership more than ever. Even our customer buying process has changed. But how do we do it?
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
    [Marketing] Common Concerns With Marketing Automation: Where Do You Rank?
    Jennifer merges theoretical planning with hands-on experience as a marketing automation expert focusing on lead scoring, closed loop reporting and advanced segmentation. Follow You might have seen the most recent survey by the B2B Technology Marketing Community , which highlighted usage of marketing automation. Size matters.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
    [Marketing] The New 4 P’s of Marketing
    It’s hard to name a field that has faced as much disruption and change as marketing. And for young marketers just entering the job market – or even those of us who have been here a long time – applying what you learned can be difficult when the day-to-day is topsy-turvy. Marketing today is extremely personal. Personality.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014
    [Marketing] Lead Generation: 2 tips to transform your content marketing
    Tweet Content marketing can be an effective tactic for lead generation as customers look to your brand as an authority in the marketplace delivering relevant information that is useful to their needs. B2B Content Marketing: Find the bigger story [More from the blogs]. Tip #1. Develop a highly focused, targeted strategy. Tip #2.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016
    [Marketing] How Has Content Marketing Valuation Matured?
    I recently spoke with author and senior content marketing manager Liz Bedor about her views on the discipline of content marketing. Liz is a frequent speake r on the topic of content marketing ROI, and in 2015 published a book with co-author Michael Brenner about how to measure content marketing success in business terms.
  • BIZIBLE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Marketing] What Microsoft's Acquisition Of LinkedIn Could Mean For B2B Marketers
    Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn holds enormous potential for helping B2B marketers reach their audiences and improve revenue generation. As marketers we took a close look at the implications for online advertising. Account-based marketing is surging in popularity this year. B2B marketers may have a lot to look forward to.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [Marketing] Marketing in the Express Lane: 14 Tips From 14 Experts
    by Amanda Batista | Tweet this The New Year offers a ton of great insight, forecasting posts, benchmark reports, and tips to manage the evolving technologies and trends that marketers should be leveraging to best serve our audiences. Matt Heinz of Heinz Marketing on getting your process right. Are you marketing in the express lane?
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [Marketing] Link-Builders versus Content Marketers
    Like Reece’s, link-builders and content marketers need to combine forces because they’re two great tastes that taste great together. Link Builders are from Mars, Content Marketers are from Venus. Without the content marketers and copywriters, there’s no there there. And self-promotion. And shamelessness.
  • ACT-ON  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Marketing] 10 Very Smart People Weigh In on How to Rethink Marketing
    We reached out to ten people we think are smart and interesting, and we asked them: What does it mean to “rethink marketing?” One fundamental way to rethink marketing is to replace the notion of making an offer with the idea of delivering value. Marketing, at its core, is an information-based service. How might you do that?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015
    [Marketing] Do People Trump Content in Marketing?
    Now if you live in the world of B2B marketing, you have been inundated with statistics for the last four years claiming sales is being disintermediated by today’s empowered buyer, with statistics like “57% of the buying process is complete before a buyer talks to sales” or “70% of the buying process is now digital.”
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
    [Marketing] Are you taking advantage of B2B marketing data?
    Frequent readers know that most of my marketing experience is B2B rather than B2C, and that virtually everything I do is data driven. So, perhaps you might think that I didn’t have much to learn when I picked up  B2B Data-Driven Marketing by fellow Biznology blogger Ruth Stevens and Theresa Kushner. Wrong. Like this post?
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Marketing] 10 Top Marketing Thought Leaders in Social Media
    If you were asked to name the top thought leaders in marketing today–the 10 marketers you’d definitely advise others to follow on social media–how would you proceed? Biro is an acknowledged thought leader at the intersection of HR, social media and marketing. But—what if you had to answer on the spot? Meghan M.
  • PUZZLE MARKETER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014
    [Marketing] 9 Steps to Digital Marketing Greatness [Infographic]
    The post 9 Steps to Digital Marketing Greatness [Infographic] appeared first on Puzzle Marketer. Content Marketing Email Marketing Lead Generation Mobile Marketing Online Advertising Paid Search Search Engine Optimization Social Media Feel free to use this infographic in your website, as long as you link back to.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
    [Marketing] Say hello to Outside-In Marketing
    After a lot of effort (most of it by my co-author James Mathewson ), we’re happy to announce the availability of  Outside-In Marketing , a new book that helps you use big data to drive your content marketing efforts. So, just what  is outside-in marketing? You must constantly adjust your messaging to improve the odds.
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013
    [Marketing] Storytelling in Industrial Content Marketing
    If storytelling sounds too “Kumbaya” to you for hardcore industrial marketing and sales, then I suggest you read on for a fresh perspective. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. Content Marketing Industrial Lead Generation Inbound Marketing Industrial Marketing storytelling
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014
    [Marketing] Digital Marketing’s Massive Measurement Lies
    Digital marketers are getting hooked on reporting bigger numbers, but in the process your marketing may actually be making a smaller and smaller impact. Marketers are making a land grab, including in their reporting big swaths of results that were not driven by their marketing efforts. Marketing Influenced. Yikes!
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
    [Marketing] New 2015 Marketing Budget Benchmarks
    The Econsultancy Marketing Budgets Report 2015 , created in association with Oracle Marketing Cloud, delves into marketers’ expected spend for the coming year. Winning areas include marketing technologies and digital marketing, as a result of stronger boardroom support. Benchmarks Modern Marketing in Action
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010
    [Marketing] 11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011
    Around this time last year I wrote about the 10 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2010 and while I would say 7 out of 10 have already materialized and the others are on their way. So that begs the question – what’s on the horizon specifically for B2B Marketers next year? Enjoy! It’s all based on Facebook’s algorithm called EdgeRank.
  • ACT-ON  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2015
    [Marketing] 7 Predictions for Content Marketing in 2016
    2016 holds a lot of promise for content marketers. If you’ve already figured out your content marketing strategy for the new year, kudos to you. There are a lot of things shaping content marketing right now, and quite a few opportunities to enjoy. But most content marketers say they’ll be creating more next year. Sorry.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013
    [Marketing] Where to Get an Education in B2B Content Marketing
    I recently got my hands on a copy of Joe Pulizzi’s new book, Epic Content Marketing , and I can’t say enough good things about it.  Truth is, as content marketing has exploded in the last couple of years, a jillion books on the subject have come along.  But this is the one to acquire for your marketing library, for two reasons.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016
    [Marketing] 25 Content Marketing Tools To Jumpstart Your Content Marketing Strategy
    But thankfully there are lots of great time-saving content marketing tools out there to make this process easier for you. The post 25 Content Marketing Tools To Jumpstart Your Content Marketing Strategy appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Marketing] Two Database Marketing Principles to Increase Email Marketing ROI
    Here are two strategies for optimizing the investment made in building a house list for email marketing efforts. Database marketing is not just about the automated front-end, and where it lands your prospects / clients once the automation ends. Email Marketing Daniel Faggella email marketing Guest post by Daniel Faggella.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JULY 6, 2015
    [Marketing] The new “liquid” model for content marketing strategy
    I had a great conversation with my friend Jay Baer recently and he commented that he didn’t know what the “spine” of his content marketing strategy should be any more. For the first time in history, our marketing strategy is dictated by the channels and platforms, instead of the other way around. Probably not. Agree?
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Marketing] Content marketing is NOT link building
    It seems that many people are confusing content marketing with link building or portraying content marketing as “the new link building”. However, this belief is misguided, as link building and content marketing are fundamentally different. Content Marketing. Both practices have strengths and weaknesses: Content Marketing.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Marketing] Where’s your marketing plan? The most important marketing tool.
    Marketing Plans are an incredibly useful, but frequently overlooking tool for marketers” wrote Bill Blaney, author of B2B AtoZ. As the Creator and Host of the extremely popular show Marketing Made Simple TV , I get many books sent to me by prospective show guests. How much is your marketing budget? Education.
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016
    [Marketing] Industrial Content Marketing Boosts Sales for Distributors
    My conversations with distributors about industrial content marketing almost always start with them needing help in growing their sales. The solution therefore must be this new-fangled thing called […] The post Industrial Content Marketing Boosts Sales for Distributors by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
    [Marketing] Why conversation hierarchy is important to your marketing strategy
    One of the biggest challenges I face as a marketing strategist is unrealistic customer expectations when it comes to social media marketing. Recently I announced I have been working on a new way to measure content marketing success. But most people have not thought about Facebook marketing this way. They’re not.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
    [Marketing] Your Marketing Strategy Needs to Keep Pace with Digital Culture
    But as consumers quickly ditch in-store shopping in favor of the speed, ease of use, convenience and massive array of product options made possible by online and mobile devices, a brand’s digital marketing culture matters, a lot. We spend our marketing dollars and resources in search of ways to “one-up” our competitors. Not much.
  • B2B MARKETING TRACTION  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011
    [Marketing] 3 of My Favorite Strategic Marketing Models
    Blog entry excerpted from the Marketing chapter written by Jennifer Beever in The Book on Business from A to Z. have several favorite tools and models for analyzing a client’s marketing strategy. The Marketing Persona – know thy customer. Sample Marketing Persona. Tweet. Know thy customer; 2. Your industry?
  • CMO ESSENTIALS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015
    [Marketing] Quick Reads: The Content Marketing and Marketing Automation Convergence
    Content marketing and marketing automation, independently, have become ubiquitous topics in the B2B marketing community. The Case for Aligning Content Marketing and Marketing Automation: Why should more marketers be combining and aligning their content marketing and marketing automation efforts?
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
    [Marketing] The End of Traditional Marketing
    And, like the contemplations of communication theorist Marshall McLuhan, they have taken on new meaning with the collision of traditional and digital marketing strategies. In 2009 Forrester issued a report that outlined the world of interactive marketers in the digital space. It’s about the death of traditional marketing.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014
    [Marketing] BlueConic User-Driven Marketing Maturity Model: Surprises on the Road to Customer-Centric Marketing
    But the best part of my recent presentation with BlueConic was listening to the voice of someone else’s experience: in this case, the experience of more than 60 BlueConic clients, distilled into a maturity model that traced the stages they passed through on their way to full customer-centric marketing. Coordination later. Segmentation.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016
    [Marketing] Marketing Automation Technology and What Marketers Need to Look For
    Since marketers love a good stat, let's start this post off with one: 2567%. 58% 58% of top-performing companies; where marketing contributes more than half of the sales pipeline, have adopted marketing automation. Rest assured there are many more such stats that support the need for marketing automation.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2013
    [Marketing] What comes after content marketing? Here are four ideas.
    I’ve been thinking and writing a lot about the evolving role of content in the marketing world — from the challenges of the “physics” of social media marketing , to Coke’s bold vision for a content-based marketing strategy. Are content marketers the new snake oil shills? Radical trust.
  • TOMORROW PEOPLE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013
    [Marketing] Online Marketing: the Musical!
    With plenty of great tips about online marketing, you simply must read about this spectacle. Tomorrow People copywriting intern and keen amateur showperson, Naomi Pelkiewicz , presents an all-singing, all-dancing duo: show business and the business of online marketing. Before the Performance: Preparing Your Marketing Strategy.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015
    [Marketing] Recovering from my complete content marketing failure
    by Giuseppe Fratoni, {grow} Community Member. I am a content marketing failure. Despite following what I thought were all the best practices, my last year in the content marketing trenches has been a complete fiasco. The content marketing failure begins. Ultimately, content marketing is simply “marketing.”
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
    [Marketing] 9 Marketing Resolutions for 2014
    Now that you’re back at your desk and ready to put 2014 marketing plans to work, here are some inspirational ‘resolutions’ to help you recharge your strategy: Get to know your cohorts. The old ‘work backwards’ approach can help ignite your most creative marketing campaign yet. Start a research-based content marketing program.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015
    [Marketing] The dangerous confusion of sales and content marketing
    In his speech, he asked an audience of roughly 14,000 marketers “How many of you sell?” Sounds a lot like content marketing, doesn’t it? Why you should be worried about content marketing. Are we sure that’s marketing?  Frankly, I’m worried about content marketers. Are we sure that’s marketing
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014
    [Marketing] The Complete Guide to Google+ for B2B Marketing [Infographic]
    This is particularly so in marketing. In fact, Google+ can be friendly and a resource with amazing results when a respective marketer learns how to utilize it in the right manner. This infographic below will have you on track to G+ B2B marketing success. Google+ Social Media Marketing Dave Landry Google infographics
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015
    [Marketing] 6 Ways B2B Marketers Are Falling Short Today
    As I came back from the B2B Marketing Innovation Summit, put on by Demandbase, I couldn’t shake the feeling that we aren’t doing enough. Sure, marketing is changing faster today than it did yesterday. It doesn’t matter how fast marketing is changing! That I’m not doing enough. Blah blah blah. Your turn.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013
    [Marketing] 10 reasons why Twitter is content marketing’s best friend
    ” But seriously, Twitter is an essential component of any content marketing strategy, which might seem surprising since we are pretty limited with what we can accomplish in 140 characters, right? Let’s expand our view of Twitter as an essential component of a content marketing strategy. Twitter as ignition point. As you.
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
    [Marketing] 5 Signs Your Marketing Isn’t Integrated
    Integrated marketing is hard. Every single marketing touchpoint should be working together. However, integrated marketing isn’t an exact science, there is not a simple litmus test that tells you if your marketing is integrated. Often it is easier to spot the signs your marketing is not integrated. Your Turn.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015
    [Marketing] 5 Reasons companies are bringing their marketing in house
    Here’s a significant trend described in a very fine digital marketing  research report from SoDA — in the past year there has been a dramatic spike in the number of companies who no longer work with outside marketing agencies — 27 percent, up from 13 percent in the previous year. have a few thoughts about it. One
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [Marketing] Content Marketing Tips for Lead Nurturing
    No plan for consistency. I’ve found that many marketers get stuck on not having enough good and effective lead nurturing content. One marketing consultant purchased bulk copies of my book (and shipped them to me to autograph; I happily obliged) and mailed an autographed book to each of his clients and top prospects. Guides or e-books.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Marketing] The slippery slope of influence marketing
    “Have we hitched a ride on the influence marketing train?” But influence marketing can be a house of cards for both companies and individuals. The post The slippery slope of influence marketing appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. How did I get on their list? have no idea.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
    [Marketing] Push versus Pull Marketing: In B2B, You Need Both
    The other day, a marketing colleague told me she was feeling under pressure to move all her efforts to inbound, or “pull,” marketing.  Inbound marketing is all the rage today.  With the new popularity of pull marketing, B2B marketers may be under the mistaken impression that push marketing is dead—or should be. 
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
    [Marketing] Why content marketing is a “do-over” for social media
    My friend Stanford Smith wrote a thought-provoking article last week,  The Difference Between Content Marketing and Social Media and Why You Should Care  and it got me thinking about how these trends are intertwined. think the buzz on “content marketing” is an opportunity for redemption from years of social media silliness.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
    [Marketing] MindMatrix Adds Sales Support to Marketing Automation
    One easily predictable trend in B2B marketing automation is that vendors will tailor their systems to specific industries. The reason may be that B2B marketing automation products have a narrower scope than B2C systems, meaning there’s less advantage in creating vertical editions. I'm sure plenty of other specialists exist as well.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Marketing] Content marketing strategy beyond the first degree(s): value chains
    Content marketing Ram Charan
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
    [Marketing] Five B2B marketing beliefs and trends debunked
    B2B is a market. The definition of business-to-business is and never was meant to be a description of a market, but rather the type of organization that is sold to by a company vs. consumer, government or institution. That’s why market segmentation is the first process needed, and is so critical to achieve marketing and sales success.
  • SALESFUSION  |  MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
    [Marketing] 3 Inbound Marketing Tips You Can Try Today
    The post 3 Inbound Marketing Tips You Can Try Today appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. Best Practices Customer Interaction Email Marketing Nurture Marketing
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
    [Marketing] Are marketers getting lost in the Dark Funnel?
    The buyer’s journey has twisted and turned in a way which leaves many marketers struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. The behavior of customers has become an evolving maze and marketers are always trying to stay one step ahead. The Dark Parts of the Marketing Funnel. Influence Marketing Analytics.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015
    [Marketing] Marketing Technology of the Future: Beyond the Customer Data Platform
    But it somehow got into my head that the last section should look at how CDPs will fit into the long-term future of marketing technology. As anonymity becomes increasingly unavailable, marketers will know exactly who is receiving their advertising messages. and More on Marketing To Things. have no trouble talking about that.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013
    [Marketing] 30 Remarkable Content Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)
    Content marketing has become ubiquitous, with 93% of B2B marketers now using it. And it continues to expand: 82% of marketers plan to increase their budgets for content marketing in 2014. In addition, nearly half of marketers say they are unable to measure the value of their content marketing efforts.
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