Three Ways to Annoy People and Produce Great Content
MAY 6, 2011
It’s a perception that most editors learn to accept as the price of doing their jobs well. At first glance, the idea behind content marketing is straightforward and appealing: by publishing great content, you can win friends, influence people, and achieve your marketing goals. But like all great ideas, it’s not as simple or as sunny as it first appears. The problem is this: To make great content, you sometimes have to be a wee bit obnoxious. If you’ve worked much with journalists and editors, you understand. The trait is not genetic, but occupational. They weren’t, and he knew it.
5 Things I Learned from Self-Publishing
JANUARY 31, 2012
So, you might ask, if I’m not in it for the money, why, instead of giving it away, am I selling it (for the bargain price, I might add, of $2.99)? If nothing else, self-publishing is a learning experience. You learn not just about the process, but yourself. It’s not for everyone, certainly, but don’t count yourself out as a self-publisher until you give it some serious thought. Intrigued?
Introducing the New-Media Survival Guide
JANUARY 12, 2012
Today I’m both pleased and relieved to announce the publication of my first e-book, the New-Media Survival Guide. (If you just can’t wait to buy a copy at the bargain price of $2.99, click here now. Not Not that impulsive? Then you might want to read more about it here.). Here are a few reasons why you may want to read or recommend it. It can be read in one sitting.
Three Common Failures in Online News: Are You At Fault?
MAY 2, 2012
Three hours of consulting are included in the purchase price. For most B2B publishers, electronically delivered news content is becoming an increasingly important part of their output. The potential rewards are substantial. In theory, any B2B e-news package consistently delivering relevant, high-enterprise, fast-paced, exclusive content should dominate its competitive space. The studies focused on B2B e-news from well-known trade publishers and included totally staff-written content as well as mixes of aggregated and staff-written material. What accounts for this poor showing?
Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness
price, hiring more full-time employees and freelancers. Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.comBy Jordan Teicher Content. Marketing. 2016 STAFFING, MEASUREMENT, AND. EFFECTIVENESS ACROSS THE INDUSTRY 2Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness Across the Industry I. Introduction II. Methodology III. Key Findings IV. Results and Analysis V. little.
Twitter Challenge Update: 3 Things I’ve Learned So Far
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
You must accept typos, ill-phrased witticisms, and banalities, along with the occasional bon mot and cogent insight, as the price of being a fully fledged Twitterer. Now that I’m halfway through my self-imposed Twitter challenge for February, it’s time for a progress report. My goal is to tweet at least 10 times a day, balancing three types of updates: curatorial, conversational, and promotional. Rather than explain the details here, I refer you to my original post.). The more you put into Twitter, the more you get back. It doesn’t pay to be a deliberate, careful writer on Twitter.
Webcasts Grow Up
APRIL 12, 2011
It’s no doubt priced at a level that puts it out of reach for smaller companies, but it may well set a standard for integration and ease of use that will spread to other platforms. In one of the earliest posts on this blog I complained about the lack of social-media awareness and interactivity in most B2B webcasts. haven’t seen much improvement in the intervening 18 months—until today.
The Yin and Yang of Content Economics
JANUARY 10, 2011
And that means the price falls. It has the look of two trends hurtling toward a head-on collision. Content is getting ever cheaper, but to be effective, content has to get ever better. Sooner or later, one of these trends is bound to falter–but which will it be? Was hoping to eat in 2011.”. We may not like it, but behind this trend is the force of economic law.
A Leap-Day Special
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
To mark the auspicious occasion of leap day, I’ve marked down the price of the e-book edition of the New-Media Survival Guide to just 99 cents (or, if you’re outside the United States, the equivalent in some other currency). Likewise, the price might not return to the regular $2.99 cover price. This is just a one day sale, more or less, so if you’re tempted, don’t wait. I don’t anticipate another discount for some time. Managing one-day sales, it appears, can be a bit tricky. until a few hours after leap day. Will Self-Publishing Save Print?
Publishers and the iPad: No Future in Control
DECEMBER 8, 2010
The publishers want to control the subscription process and have full access to subscriber data; Apple wants to keep that control to itself, skim off 30% of the subscription price, and give publishers limited access to the data. Control. Magazine publishers love it. Especially B2B publishers (why do you think they call it “controlled circulation ?). Or at least they love it until someone else has it. Then it’s evil. To a cynical eye like mine, this seems to be the back story to the ongoing tussle between periodical publishers and Apple over the management of magazine app subscriptions.
The Cooks Source Copyright Outrage: Not the Norm
NOVEMBER 8, 2010
The most irritating offenders were the sleazy market research firms that published high-priced reports based largely on reuse of our content or, worse yet, outright plagiarism of it. One of the hottest Internet memes last week was the story of how blogger Monica Gaudio complained to a print magazine, Cooks Source , that it had used her work without permission and got told that, really, she should be grateful to have it stolen. The incident was covered well by TechDirt , Wired , and many others.). Now it will work well for your portfolio. institution. If only.
Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report
Resolution You’ll Achieve” • “Flowchart: Should I Rent or Buy?” • “7 Signs You’re Ready to Buy a Home” • “ How to Tell a Good Mortgage from. a Bad One” • Mortgage calculator • “ 5 Tricks for Saving on Your Mortgage” • iPad offer • Employee mortgage pricing • Mortage brochure • Dreams of owning a home, but. Content. Methodology: A Best. Practices Report Copyright © 2016 Contently. According.
Dynamic pricing done automagically
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
Replace your pricing strategist with Wiser.com ! There’s the price you’d like, the price you want, the price you’d take, the price you need, and cost. And that price could vary by upwards of 50% or more. The lowest acceptable price. It’s real-time price bidding. Pricing. Wiser. All in real time, dynamically.
How to Implement Dynamic Pricing without Sacrificing Margins or Customers
JANUARY 8, 2016
Dynamic pricing has certainly been gaining traction in the online retail space. Popular in industries like hospitality and sports entertainment, dynamic pricing has led to the retail price tag's obsolescence in those industries. Because it is a symbol of static pricing, a tactic that holds many retailers back from success in the ecommerce landscape.
How do you know your price is too high?
AUGUST 28, 2015
This is a disappointing turn of events for sure, but I wasn’t prepared for the idea that was floated next: let’s cut the price of the product 40%. See, the problem here is that we have no evidence that price is the problem. If any of these are the real problem, lowering the price will have no positive effect, because price isn’t the problem.
Pricing Based on Customer Expectations
MAY 26, 2010
Pricing, when done properly, is one of the most difficult tasks any business faces. Price something too low, and people wonder about the quality. Price too high, and you’re out of budget. Price vs. Quality. Everyone has a certain quality vs price tradeoff that they’re willing to make for any given product or service. What is the highest price charged?
Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program
priced on a per-seat basis. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 3: Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.com By Joe Lazauskas ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY2 I. Introduction 3 II. Crafting a Brand Voice & Mission Statement 8 III. Now that’s ROI!
4 Ecommerce Pricing Strategies You May Not Have Considered
AUGUST 3, 2015
When determining prices for your ecommerce store , you’re likely to consider traditional methods: markup, anchor, and luxury pricing. Free isn’t a price. After all, won’t customers take advantage of the pricing structure to walk away with products at ridiculously low prices? If that’s the case, what benefit do you have in offering a PWYW pricing model?
Raise Prices for B2B Sales Without Losing Your Regular Customers
Sales Prospecting Perspectives
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
Sales Prospecting Perspectives is pleased to bring you a guest blog from Colleen Francis, After three years of selling products and services at the same prices, your company decides a change is in order. It’s time to make a few price increases to better reflect the current market and rising costs. And yet there are several other pricing methods that businesses employ as well.
How Pricing Affects Marketing Strategy for B2B SaaS Companies
FEBRUARY 11, 2016
One of the best ways to break the SaaS vertical into subgroups is by looking at their pricing models. How pricing affects your marketing strategy plays out across several dimensions. SaaS pricing plays a huge role in this decision. But whether you’re doing 80% demand gen and 20% ABM or 20% demand gen and 80% ABM, is largely a factor of your pricing strategy.
11 Pricing Page Examples To Inspire Your Own Design
DECEMBER 2, 2015
Whether you're in the market for software or a new coffee pot, searching for price is a natural part of any customer's buying decision. The means that the majority of people who have made it down the funnel far enough to consider buying from you will likely look at your pricing page. If your pricing page isn't well designed and user-friendly, you're going to lose people.
Capitalizing on Pinterest Rich Pins price notifications
DECEMBER 1, 2013
This functionality enabled (for this purpose) "Product pins for things like clothes and furniture with pricing, availability, and where to buy (updated every day!)" Then, in August 2013 Pinterest added notification emails of price drops on products that you had pinned. So what generates a price notification? How much does the price need to drop? How huge? no coupon code!)
Big Data and Marketing Intelligence Help Make Better Pricing Decisions
JULY 10, 2014
Did you know that an average 1% price increase equals an 8.7% Yet it’s projected that roughly 30% “of the thousands of pricing decisions companies make every year fail to deliver the best price” leading to a significant loss in revenue. The answer of how to make better pricing decisions lies in big data and marketing intelligence. Automate.
The price of poor language
MAY 29, 2015
For example, did your company recently win a price ? Let’s take a look at a handful of the most common bungles: Companies win prizes, not prices. The price versus prize is a mix-up that we see in Denmark all the time. It makes little sense to a native-English reader who doesn’t necessarily know that the word “pris” in Danish can mean either “price” or “prize”. Period.
Earn Your Success, Pay the Price
Your Sales Management Guru
APRIL 21, 2013
Earn Your Success Pay the Price. good friend of mine always told me that you “earned success” and you had to accept the fact that their normally was price to pay for that success. Paying the price to develop, nurture and expand your network pays results. First ; it’s creative time. What else can you do to win? Second; it’s professional. eventID=74422.
7 Pricing Mistakes That Can Seriously Stifle Sales
JANUARY 29, 2013
When it comes to evaluating price, most of us don't have a clue what we're doing. According to Priceless author William Poundstone , much of our strategy boils down to "just winging it," and that's not an effective way to do business: “People tend to be clueless about prices. How can you stay ahead of the curve and price your offerings the smart way? There's only one problem.
How B2B Companies Can Avoid Marketing on Lowest Price
The Forward Observer
MARCH 12, 2013
Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer B2B companies who systematically measure and monitor their customer engagement can lessen their dependence on lowest prices – and increase revenues and profitability. And the higher up you go on your customers’ engagement hierarchy, the more you can move the relationship from price to advice. But in fact, the reverse is true.
How to Talk About Pricing Without Scaring People Off
DECEMBER 12, 2012
Pricing. After all the excitement of attracting a potential new customer, pricing seems like such a killjoy. But pricing is just as important a concept to communicate as the features of your product or the benefits of your service. But when is the right time to talk about pricing, and what's the right way to go about it? Should You Put Pricing on Your Website?
Good Question: How is Docalytics Priced?
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
For those who have spent any time researching our product offerings on our website , you’ve probably noticed that in some instances we’ve omitted pricing details. To publish pricing or not to publish has been a hotly debated topic in the SaaS world since the advent of pricing pages some time ago. Docalytics PricingStill not satisfied with the information above?
Pinterest Rolls Out Price Alerts to Encourage More Sales
AUGUST 1, 2013
And today, Pinterest released another exciting feature to help achieve that goal: price alerts for Product Pins that you''ve pinned. Now, when those shoes you''ve pinned that are just out of your price range but you can''t help but long for them go on sale, you''ll get an email alert and see the reduced price directly on the pin. and you didn''t have to do any of the work.
Your Pricing Is Wrong: One Critical Mistake Most Agencies Make
JANUARY 15, 2014
Recently one of HubSpot''s very best partners decided to redo their well-regarded pricing page, saying "That model of ''here''s everything for $X'' is broken, and has been either un-qualifying us when we should be qualified or setting us up for failure.". Why Getting Pricing and Packaging Right is Crucial. If you price too high you get beat out by the competition needlessly.
[Video] 4 Tips to Avoid Pure Price Competition
Jill Konrath's Fresh Sales Strategies Blog
JUNE 26, 2013
It''s just pure price competition.”. Here are 4 tips to help you overcome price competition in sales. 1. And you can’t do it by quoting a price. And, you’ll avoid pure price competition Sound familiar? It’s happening everywhere. And, to make matters even more challenging, today’s customers have done tons of research online and think they know what’s going on.
Getty's New Free Stock Photos Come With a Price
MARCH 6, 2014
It''s not fun fighting off lawyers when you thought you were using an image under a fair use clause. Where do you find images if you think you''re going to get sued, anyway? Well, now Getty''s attempted to make it a little easier to find high-grade stock photos that are legal for most people to use. To find images you''re allowed to embed, click here and then enter your search terms.
Embrace the Controversial: Why You Should Publish Pricing on Your Website
JULY 25, 2013
One of the most controversial decisions for almost any business owner is whether to post pricing information on their website. So, why won''t people put price on their website? Own the Price Conversation. Here are some compelling reasons that reticent business and site owners should start including price. They will continue to search until they find a price.
Solution or Price - Which comes first?
B2B Conversations Now
APRIL 22, 2011
As a follow-up to a recent piece I wrote about why prospects want pricing first , I found an interesting article by Dave Brock and supporting article by Ardath Albee. Dave Brock, President and CEO of Partners In EXCELLENCE, just wrote a good piece on his Partners in Excellence blog titled, Price is Never the only decision criteria! 100% of the time, the response is Price!
Stop Talking Price, Start Talking Time
B2B Marketing Unplugged
MARCH 10, 2014
If you’re struggling with a sales team that can’t seem to stay out of the pricing discussion, try training them to talk ROTI and flip the whole thing to a value conversation instead of a price conversation. Every Wednesday, I rearrange the colour-coded pens and precisely aligned office accessories on my colleague’s desk. It’s a thing to look forward to. My email is not on file.
BI Vendor QlikTech Reveals QlikView Pricing: I Modestly Help to Clarify
Customer Experience Matrix
MARCH 7, 2012
Business Intelligence software vendor QlikTech * officially published its price list last month, after years of keeping it a not-very-closely-held secret. I was personally pleased, since people occasionally ask me what QlikView costs. Just in case anyone else is also confused, here’s what they told me: - The lowest entry price for a fully functional version is $1,350. Let me state clearly that as a confirmed QlikView fan, I think this is a terrifically low entry price. qlikview price business intelligence software qliktech
Is Social Media Just Winning Price Sensitive Customers?
Digital B2B Marketing
AUGUST 23, 2011
Content Social Media alienware Jay Baer preference segment pricing social media twitterIn social media, marketers buy attention with promotions or discounts. And research shows consumers expect this from marketers. 44% connect with brands on Twitter for discounts (source). The problem is, buying attention is an old school mindset, plopped into a new communication paradigm. For social media to become an important part of the marketing mix [.].
It’s Time to Get Your Pricing House in Order
B2B Marketing Unplugged
JANUARY 30, 2014
May I suggest you spend some time now getting very intimate with your pricing? The Sales Squirrels view pricing somewhat differently. So the price book our product managers worked so hard to build and defend is really just a lovely guideline. The first thing we ought to do is to raise our prices. If you haven’t raised your prices in more than a year, it’s time.
Now is The Time to Change The Scope of Our Free Offering
Sales Intelligence View
MAY 19, 2015
Products & Technology crm prices insideview editions insideview prices insideview pricing insideview product insideview tiers market intelligence pricing sales insights pricingIn the software vendor world, the freemium model is pop […].
B2B Websites: To Publish Prices, Or Not To Publish…That Is The.
Industrial Marketing Today
JUNE 12, 2010
Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website B2B Websites: To Publish Prices, Or Not To Publish…That Is The Question by Achinta Mitra on June 12, 2010 in Industrial Marketing Strategies , Sales Strategies , Website Design & Development Do you show prices on your B2B website? Why do we need prices on B2B websites? There is no secrecy.
21 Things to Know When Pricing a B2B Website
PWB Marketing Blog
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
Many factors influence the price of a website. Pricing a website – whether B2B or B2C – really comes down to outlining a clear scope of work for the project. Pricing a B2B website is different than B2C because business audiences’ needs and buying behaviors are different. What other considerations would you include in determining the price of a B2B website?