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- Inside Sales Reps: Don't Take "No Budget" For An Answer.
If someone tells you they are all set be cause they are using "xyz" instead.you most likely have ways to combat that by describing what differentiates your product. Maybe your product offers a different pricing structure that would make a purchase worthwhile. Aside from "using a competitor.", It's also one of the toughest to overcome.
WEBBIQUITY Best Cool Web Tools of 2009, Part 1
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2010
Looking for a more powerful way to share presentations online? Consolidate your online profiles and social networking presence? Create a cool Twiiter background even if you’re not the artistic type? Generate word-of-word referrals? Use social media more effectively for research? SlideSix. PeoplePond. DandyID. My Tweet Space. Tell A Friend.
MODERN B2B MARKETING Marketing Automation Maintenance Checklist
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010
While marketing automation may allow your lead nurturing campaigns to be delivered to the right person at the right time and hot leads to pass to sales at the moment they are researching your product, that does not mean that your marketing programs do not need maintenance. Every week. Every Month. Every Quarter.
INBOUND SALES NETWORK How to Position Your Company to Win More Business
| TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011
New research from GroupM and comScore reveals that 48% of consumers who started with a search engine query for products and subsequently purchased, are using social media as a next step in the buying process. Companies spend huge amounts of money on their offerings to establish or maintain competitive advantages. No One Wants to Be Sold.
BIZNOLOGY How the Long Tail AdWords Approach Works for Blogger Outreach
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
You’ll probably also have the sort of marketing budget that would allow you to offer a review product to everyone you engage. Image via CrunchBase. Last week, I explained how to succeed with B-list bloggers, but maybe some of you aren’t convinced. Long-tail blogger outreach is like long-tail Google AdWords advertising.
- How to Fight Your Biggest Sales Competitor (It's Not Who You Think)
Doing nothing is the absolute easiest thing for people to do -- even if the process or products they''re using now aren''t doing a good job. 'Who''s your biggest sales competitor? It''s not who you think. It''s the status quo. Over the years, I''ve always lost about 50% of my identified prospects to no decision. can live with that.
INBOUND SALES NETWORK In-House vs. Outsourced B2B Lead Generation: Which one is better?
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012
You will never waste time on a meeting with someone who hasn’t expressed a clear need for your products/services, or who doesn’t have the necessary budget to acquire them. Hence naturally, it implies that outsourcing can result in higher conversion rate and therefore improves the sales figure of the business. In-House Lead-Generation. Approx.
HUBSPOT How Marketers Should Leverage New Marketing Technologies [Marketing Update]
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011
Marketing Takeaway: The demand for mobile device innovation is constantly growing, and the Kindle Fire’s $199 price tag and features should drive new customers to adopt this product. Last week on Marketing Update , Karen and Mike sat down and talked about new technology for marketers: Kindle Fire, Google+ for all, and Google Analytics.
BUYEROLOGY Seven Buyer and Sales Trends to Watch in 2011
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2010
Branding that has solely a product-centric or a sales-centric orientation will prove to be insufficient to map to the demands of buyer. Image by Benjamin Ellis via Flickr. Reflecting on 2010, one cannot miss the incredible pace of change that is underway in B2B organizations as they adapt to the new state of mind of buyers. Thinking
CK'S B2B BLOG B2B Mobile: 5 Questions Every Marketer Should Be Asking (And Answering)
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
personal wants) that keep their companies running at optimal levels of productivity, performance, and profitability. In the B2C space there's a lot of buzz around mobile marketing, but in the B2B sector it's more likened to a whisper. Forecasts call for 5.8 billion mobile subscribers worldwide by 2013, ballooning from the current 4.3
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX A Framework for Real Time Decision Management: How SAS RTDM Fits In
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
This makes it easy to isolate critical differences among the products. With that framework in mind, let’s take a look at another product in this group: SAS Real Time Decision Manager (RTDM). Deployment has come slower where RTDM is part of a larger multi-channel deployment involving other SAS marketing products.
CHRIS KOCH There is only one objective in social media: create learning networks
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2010
Companies that made commodity products would tell me with straight faces that even their financial processes were unique—GAAP be damned—and that they needed to customize their software to fit “our ways of doing things.” Recommend products and services that you haven’t thoroughly researched and you will most likely be out of a job.
- The 3 Act Structure of a Month: Sales Insights
Mid-month and weekly contests that emphasize sales production could always assist, especially if there’s money or other prizes to be had. Most modern stories and screenplays are broken down into three integral parts – the Setup, the Confrontation, and the Resolution.
- Preventing “No Show” Sales Calls Before They Happen.
” In the time that passed from you agreeing to make your own beer and the present, you have totally lost your interest in the product (and you’re sober). No show sales calls are like let down movies. use an hour and a half for a sales call, 30 minutes of prep, 45 minutes of talk time and 15 minutes of note taking. So what to do!?
- 3 Ways Inside Sales Can Overcome “Follow-up with Me in the New Year”
If the need is immediate, it would be helpful for your prospect to optimize ramp-up time for any implementation period your product/solution may have. The lights are up, shoppers are out, and vacation time with friends and family is right around the corner. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, maybe not for teleprospectors.
- Should I Fund A Teleprospecting Program In FYQ4?
Be prepared to have a lower connection rate than you normally would, but the conversations you do have will be much more productive than the usual Monday “I only have 3 minutes before the world ends” scrambles that you normally have to deal with. Here is why. 1) Your competition isn’t. Think of the Friday after Thanksgiving.
- Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap Week Of November 29th
November/December: #3 and #4 Sales Productivity Months Of The Year – Pete Gracey talk about the two months that you would expect to be the worst of the year end up ranking higher than you’d expect. Happy December Everyone! hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and came back as refreshed and recharged as we did!
- Weekly Teleprospecting Recap
A positive by-product of calling into multiple contacts, outside of getting a legitimate reason behind a no interest, is you may uncover an active project after all. Great blogs this week! Chris discussed the similarities of unused utensils in your kitchen pantry to unused tools right at your fingertips for sales opportunities.
JUNTA 42 12 Challenges that Stop Marketers from Creating Epic Content Marketing
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
I asked him, “So, how much of your content is educational and how much is product oriented?” Great content marketing, content that is shared and spread by customers and prospects, is almost never about the company’s products or services. And, by the way, this is not an all encompassing list. Should I repeat that?
HUBSPOT The Ultimate Glossary: 120 Social Media Marketing Terms Explained
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011
Zoho - Zoho is a suite of online web applications geared toward business productivity and collaboration. On the web today, things change fast. New applications launch every day, and existing applications continue to evolve and add new features. Just this year we witnessed the debut of Google+ and the introduction of Facebook Timeline. for $1.65
MANHATTAN MARKETING MAVEN 10 E-Mail Optimization Tactics
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
Third, groups of friends and co-workers are beginning to share e-mail accounts both to create social groups and to productively accomplish tasks. E-mail is the Rodney Dangerfield of digital media. The day-to-day workhorse doesn’t get the respect it deserves. US marketers, according to eMarketer. billion on it this year.
TRADESMEN INSIGHTS What Are Your Thoughts on Buying Groups and Trade Associations?
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012
So my question is for those who don’t belong to a group (and don’t have a unique product), how do you justify going to one of these meetings ? I know there’s been lots of discussions on the pros and cons of buying groups over the years, and I’m not here to try to sway you one way or the other.
HUBSPOT Everything You Need to Run a Successful Social Media Contest
| TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
If you’re making people fill out a form, tell a story about their first experience with your brand, or explain why they love your product, you’re not going to get many entrants if you’re giving away a lousy keychain. So you want to run a contest on social media, eh? Not sure where to start? How to Run a Contest on Facebook.
MANHATTAN MARKETING MAVEN What's Your Twitter Strategy?
| MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
Twitter can be a fast way to get news about brands, products and marketplace or competitive developments out quickly. What is your Twitter strategy? Many brands are on Twitter because they believe its required table stakes. You have to be on Twitter because millions of people and all your competitors are.
MODERN B2B MARKETING B2B PPC Optimization: Thought Leadership with Terry Whalen of CPC Search
| THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009
Picture an e-commerce company selling products via credit card on its website. The next interview in the B2B Marketing thought leader interview series is with Terry Whalen, a partner at CPC Search , a full-service SEM agency that optimizes PPC campaigns on behalf of its clients. How is B2B PPC campaign management different from B2C?
INTEGRATED B2B Knowledge-sharing platform for a knowledge-intensive company
| TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
It’s a place where you can get a 360 degree view on NIR and how it can improve food production in general.”. Voice of Industry site is a channel for companies and experts to communicate about solutions and industry-level matters without directly pushing branded products and services. Industry professionals participate.
HUBSPOT Demand Creation vs. Cold Calling
| MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011
I'm not saying it doesn't work, but who would buy a product with the following traits: Doesn't work 90.9% This is a guest post by Teicko Huber. Teicko is the founder of Focus To Grow , a sales and marketing development firm. Since 2007, the social web has dramatically shifted power from sellers to buyers. Don't get me wrong.
- You too can blog like North Korea
“The trigger-happy Steve Jobs has denied our Flash animation product and has tested the will and mettle of the highly alerted people of Adobe. The tension on the Korean Peninsula is no laughing matter but the official North Korean response to the U.S.-South We will not be bowed by these Zuckerberg puppets. Or, call us.. From Adobe.
VIRALLY BLOG Tracking your content marketing is now more affordable
| MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
More of a high-end product, focussed on large corporates. Every business should be using content marketing. Tractor suppliers. Medical consultants. The tooth fairy (well, maybe not). But whoever you are… whoever you sell to… content marketing is the best way to do it. . So, you spend money on content marketing. Events
INBLURBS 3 Free Tools to produce your Inbound Marketing Videos
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
Video is a great way to attract your target audience – buyer persona to your products and services. You can use video to showcase your products and their features and visualize their advantages. You can showcase your expertise when you show solutions to your target audience problems as instruction and help videos. Cam Studio.
INBLURBS Your Reputation is on risk online and how to profit from it
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011
Here are some easy steps to monitor what’s said about you online: Do a Google search for your name, of your co workers, your business name and your products names. Configure Google Alerts with your name, of your co workers, your business name and your products names. All of them communicate online. Thy all have an audience.
B2BBLOGGERS Want to Build a B2B Community? Twitter Chat Offers Advice and How.
| SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2010
The suggestions on starting with your customers especially resonated with me – they know your product and company best, and can provide real-world feedback, rather than a second-hand opinion. Ron_Hudson : Involve existing customers/clients in product/service improvement/development. What are some of the attributes? Not only one.
- How a Global Distributor’s Online Community for Engineers Pays Rich Dividends
The company behind this social community success story is Farnell (part of the Premier Farnell Group ), a UK-based distributor of electronic, electrical, industrial and maintenance, repair & operations (MRO) products and Newark , their U.S. Building a thriving online community around your social media strategy takes a lot of hard work.
MANHATTAN MARKETING MAVEN 3 Convenient Illusions
| TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
If you doubt me ask how many Six Sigma black belts work in your agency or describe which consultants re-engineered your studio or production departments. But they’ve had little or no impact on either the chronically broken agency business model or the productivity, creativity or profitability of agencies.
MODERN B2B MARKETING B2B Social Media – 10 Tips From The Definitive Guide To Social Media
| THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
Provide insight into company & products/services. As B2B marketers, we know the growing importance of B2B social media. We know it’s a necessary tool for seed nurturing and demand generation , but in many cases, B2B marketers are still not sure where to begin. Do you have a buyer persona? What KPIs are important to your brand? Vimeo.
WEBBIQUITY Would You Publish This Comment?
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
If I test a product or service and don’t see value in it, I don’t write about it. It’s always been my practice never to write anything overtly negative on my blog, on the simply philosophy that it never pays to make enemies. If I read a book and think it’s nonsense, I don’t review it. And you all are victims.
MODERN B2B MARKETING FTC & its Do Not Track List: Themes and Terminology
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011
Privacy by Design is the FTC’s umbrella term for “systematically” building privacy protections into the development of new products and services and “everyday business practices”. What ‘Privacy by Design’ means is that privacy can’t be an add-on bolted onto a product or service after it launched. Consumer Choice : (a.k.a.
HUBSPOT Boost Your Marketing Offers Through Education & Testing
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
That being said, multiple calls-to-action offer opportunities for different types of conversions—from newsletter subscriptions to product demos. If you are purchasing leads through online directories or other external sources, the chances are that they won’t be well educated about your company and product.
LEADER NETWORKS The New Symbiosis of Professional Networks: Social Media’s Impact on Business and Decision-Making
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009
We now work in an environment where companies have diminished control over the reputation of their brands, products and services as the wisdom of crowds increasingly dictate the rules of reputation management and selling. The research was conducted as part of our 2009 fellowship with the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR).
SAVVY B2B MARKETING Savvy Speaks: How Do You Stay Organized?
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
healthy writer is a happy more productive writer! We Savvy Sisters are BUSY. When we get busy, we're often juggling several clients and dozens of projects (not to mention kids, SO's, pets, hobbies, etc). How do we stay organized? Turns out it's not always as elegantly as we'd hoped. Michele. Wendy. Jamie. Good luck! Heather.
SAVVY B2B MARKETING B2B Marketers: Have You Localised Your Content Plan?
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
Finding: Though white papers ranked highest for effective content in 7 of the 10 countries surveyed, product literature and trial downloads also made the top 3 list of most effective content type for most countries. Hear, hear!] And understanding their online preferences and habits is critical to connecting with these prospects.
SAVVY B2B MARKETING The Truth About Innovation
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
Companies everywhere are oozing with innovative products, ideas, processes, methods, and technologies. If you believe all the marketing you read, everyone - even my dog - is an innovator. Only, they aren't. That's a bad way to start a relationship. may have even used it inappropriately a couple of times. Everyone says it, right?
SAVVY B2B MARKETING The Positively True Story of How Facebook saved a Sprint Customer
| THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010
About the Author: Heather has spent the past 15 years advocating for the customer perspective in her approach to software development and product marketing. Chris Brogan did a piece last year about the ESPN policy that got everyone a flutter. have found it to be a great way to update people on the happenings of my children efficiently.
SAVVY B2B MARKETING Blogging for Position – How to Set Up and Run a Keyword Blog
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
I am going to start of this post by saying, emphatically, that Savvy B2B Marketing is NOT a keyword blog. Savvy B2B is a real blog, with a lot of heart and soul in it, written for the purpose of sharing and discussing ideas about B2B marketing. And they do. This post is about how to write one of those blogs. Share them in the comments section
MARKETING EDGE Marketing Edge
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007
About Us What We Do Spotlight Case Studies Contact Us Team Experience Public Relations Social Media Consulting Digital Content Production Health Care Communication News & Updates Marketing Edge Blog & Podcast Events News & Updates Marketing Edge Blog & Podcast Events Dear Provident Partners, I have a problem. What should I do?
HUBSPOT Is Your Email List Healthy? Take This 5-Question Sniff Test
| TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
By building these lists internally, we’ve made our email marketing program far more productive that it would have been if we had purchased lists. Email list are like milk -- they’re perishable. In fact, rotten email lists can leave you a lot worse then just queasy. And what makes a bad sender score? Sniff Test for Email? Pronto.
JUNTA 42 100 Social Media & Content Marketing Predictions for 2010
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
Get your customers, executives and product champions in front of the camera to tell their story - how you've solved people's problems, why your solution is unique and what value you bring to the table. will actually become the margin potential product. Think about it - people do business with friends, not products.
MANHATTAN MARKETING MAVEN 5 Thoughts on Facebook Photo Sharing
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2011
We live thru the digital lens and we dangle the by-products out online and on Facebook in hope of connecting, drawing tags and provoking comments. Am I the only person in America not madly snapping photos and posting them to Facebook? Apparently Facebook has lapped photo sharing sites like Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket, Shutterfly and Ofoto.
CONTENT MARKETING TODAY Forbes Magazine Expert Columnist Features Content Marketing
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
Under the old rules, marketers created outbound messages about products and services. Lisa Arthur, CMO of Teradata Applications Interviews Newt Barrett on Keeping Content Marketing Real. Lisa wanted to know how you can be sure that your content marketing strategy is authentic. Is Donny right? How have the rules changed?
HUBSPOT How to Calculate & Track a Leads Goal That Sales Supports
| FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
For example, when leads request a product demo (more of a middle-of-the-funnel offer ), they're probably more likely to become customers than leads who download a whitepaper from your website, which is more of a top-of-the-funnel offer. Depending on your product, your average sales cycle may take weeks to months. 4) Set Up Your SLA.
- The Next BIG Ethical And Socially Aware Business Ideas Will Be Giving The FINGER!
An inspiration – in words, thoughts or on film – that shows a new way of creating or transforming a business, or will create a consumer movement that will create demand for better products or services. Business has a responsibility. It shouldn’t take without giving back. Being socially responsible was good for everybody.
BUSINESS GROWTH DEVELOPMENT 16 Things That Top Sales People Don’t Do
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
Top sales people don’t lead with products or technology, instead they lead with a problem or a desire that needs to be fulfilled and show people how they can achieve that. So what is it that top sales people do that makes them the best at what they do ? Less is more. Selling is not telling, and you can’t build trust by pitching at people.
WEBBIQUITY Best Cool SEO Tools of 2011
| THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
Ted’s conclusion: “Bruce’s product is very broad and comprehensive and covers more bases…(than) other tools…and is well worth trying out.” SEO is a blend of art and science. The “art” side relies on knowledge, intuition and creativity. Need to analyze the optimization status of an existing website?
SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW Being Politely Persistent in Sales
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
After the first pitch is made, consider following up the phone call that day with an email or social media message letting them know you appreciated their time and look forward to speaking with them again about how your product could help their company. In sales, money is made when a salesperson goes beyond the initial cold call.
- Get Maximum Impact From Your Sales Technologies
single product) were anything that enabled a salesperson to use, capture, create or present compelling visual media. What sales tools do you use to open doors & close sales? If you’re concerned that you’re not getting the maximal impact from them, check out my interview below with Jonathan London , co-author of Using Technology to Sell.
THE POINT Why Direct Mail & Focus Groups Don’t Mix
| TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011
Recently, a client sent us results of a focus group they had conducted, results that included an evaluation of direct mail concepts we’re developing for one of their products. This reminded me of an article (below) on direct mail and focus groups that I wrote more than 10 years ago. Why Focus Groups Don’t Work for Direct Marketing.
TOM PISELLO Content Marketing and the Forgotten Sales Professional
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
Frugalnomics: Business Productivity and Cost Reduc. Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy This blog is dedicated to the strategies and tools used by solution providers to better prove and improve the value of B2B solutions to frugal buyers. One of the most important, but often forgotten consumers of content marketing programs are sales professionals.
THE EFFECTIVE MARKETER More Free Marketing Knowledge
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009
The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking More Free Marketing Knowledge I love the internet. Free stuff abound and sharing is easy. But there is so much out there that deciding on what to read is a job in itself. What else is out there, you may ask.
THE EFFECTIVE MARKETER B2B Marketers Hold Off on Killing Traditional Media
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2010
Their latest study points out that “The majority of B2B organizations are increasing marketing budgets for inbound marketing tactics, including social media, virtual events and webinars, SEO and PPC. This entry was posted on Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 9:06 am and is filed under Communication , Marketing Budget , Marketing Management.
THE EFFECTIVE MARKETER Selecting the Right Email Marketing Provider « The Effective Marketer
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking Selecting the Right Email Marketing Provider You either have or will have to evaluate and select an email marketing software provider at some point in your marketing career. Like Be the first to like this post.
THE EFFECTIVE MARKETER Marketing Charts and Trends « The Effective Marketer
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking Marketing Charts and Trends With an impressive collection of charts, HubSpot released The Marketing Data Box. Get it for free either in PDF or PPT format. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0
DIGITAL BODY LANGUAGE How much is too much? Frequency management and control
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009
If the messages are in an "active interest" category, you may suppress Low and Moderate Engagement segments from receiving them (up to the minute news, detailed product information, etc), and if the messages are in a "moderate interest" category you may only suppress the Low Engagement segment. conversation. Aunt Hilda? Neighbors?
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B 4 B2B Insights from Salesforce.com’s Acquisition of Radian6
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011
Even if you don’t use either product. Today Salesforce.com announced the acquisition of Radian6. Here’s a link to the press release if you want details. From a business perspective, this is a big deal because the leader in one space has acquired the leader in another space. Raise the Profile of Marketing in the Organization.
DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING B2B Video Content Marketing on Youtube
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010
Teaching prospects about the problems that your products and services solve is extremely important. If a company has the greatest product of all time, but prospects don’t understand the fundamental problem that the product solves, then the company is in deep trouble. In God We Trust; All Others Must Bring Data W.
MODERN B2B MARKETING 5 Ways to Get Started With Closed Loop Marketing
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
In a nutshell, with a Closed Loop Marketing approach, marketers are responsible for more than branding and product updates, and need to watch customer reaction to marketing, to ensure their sales funnel doesn’t have any leaks. It is difficult to imagine the world without them now! Lead Scoring: Have a good lead scoring program in place.
MODERN B2B MARKETING High Momentum B2B Marketing & Sales Strategies: A Revenue Revolutionist’s Secrets To Success
| THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
by Jon Miller Many factors contribute to a company’s success: continual innovation , a high velocity sales and marketing model , great products, happy customers. But one thing the fastest-growing companies have in common is great people — and great leaders. What are their secrets to success, and how can I apply them to my own business?
BUYEROLOGY Buyer’s Goal Orientation Make Decisions More Than a Matter of Choice
| SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2010
In a B2C market, understanding persona goals and aligning strategies to help consumers accomplish their goals determines how a product or service is positioned. Understanding each set of goals can clearly make a difference in how a product is positioned and where it is placed for distribution.
EB2BLEADS Why SME's Need Meaningful Analytics To Measure Marketing
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
Google AdWords are being promoted widely to SMEs as a direct and cost-effective way of raising brand awareness and boosting sales of products and services. smallbusiness.co.uk That is shocking, though not surprising! An Inbound Marketing Agency can turn this on its head. Its an optimised data led marketing process.
EB2BLEADS Building A Social Media Strategy For Business And Supporting Policies
| MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
The other questions being asked by business leaders are related to the impact of productivity on staff during their involvement in social media which includes questions like: How are staff going to get any work done when they’re busy chatting with friends all day ? You’re a marked target no matter what you do.
EB2BLEADS Measuring Marketing Effectiveness Online
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
Search Rank For Generic Term - Measuring your ranking for generic search terms (not your brand) like "xx product" or "yy service" in Google and other engines. Are you measuring marketing effectiveness online for your digital marketing activities ? For many its a graph that looks a bit like this. Article written by eb2bleads.
EB2BLEADS Simple Social Media Marketing Strategy
| FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011
It’s not about advertising your products or services answering questions and helping others that will get you. You may have talked about it, some think they already do it, but what actually is social media marketing ? Think of social media as an online meeting room where people can share and discuss ideas anywhere and at anytime.
EB2BLEADS Differences In Sales Lead Qualification
| MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
Marketing led leads are usually individuals or organisations that have demonstrated an interest in your product or service but may, or may not be, ready to buy or possess the actual desire to engage with you in a formal business discussion. The one exception could be leads that are generated through referrals. over time.
INBLURBS Show me the social media Return on Investment
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
Inbound marketing is the marketing strategy that focuses on getting found by customers when they research online for products and services your business also has to offer. When your audience researches for products and services from your industry they go to Google first. Social media is a communication channel. Tweet this on Twitter!
HUBSPOT 7 Deadly Sins of Marketing Automation
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
Before you even ask your lead to think about purchasing your product, you have to build a relationship with them and show them they can trust you. Marketing automation is an often misunderstood tactic in two extremes. Some think it's an evil, robotic tactic that should never be utilized in marketing. Lust (Going in Right for the Sale).
HUBSPOT The 3 Biggest Challenges Facing Marketing Agencies
| THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
Potential customers are increasingly less tolerant of outbound marketing practices and search for the products and services they seek to buy. This article was written by Mike Goulet and Tyler Orfao. This blog post provides a glimpse into the biggest challenges facing the marketing services industry today. Not Generating Enough Leads.
HUBSPOT 6 Lessons for Spreading Ideas from TED
| MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
When planning for mobile content, you have to think about it from the very begining of production. June Cohen, executive producer at TED , took the stage in Austin, TX at South By South West Interactive to talk about radical openness and spreading ideas. TED changed its business from an elite gathering to an open ecosystem.
BUYEROLOGY Value Creation Through Buyer Experience
| THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
In the new buyer experience economy , it is less about the product or service and more about creating value through experience. The quality and usage of a product or service will always matter. Businesses producing inferior products or services will fall off the radar screen of buyers.
B2B CONVERSATIONS NOW Adopt Zero-Time Selling and Boost Sales Now
| MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
Given the trove of information available on the Internet about every type of product and service, if a buyer still has a question for a seller after doing their online research, then their need for an answer is, by definition, urgent and critical. The book details 10 essential steps that can accelerate sales for companies large and small.
- How Lack of Marketing Content Can Derail Your Website Redesign Project
Learn to connect the dots – many times product managers and engineers have very deep knowledge about their products and the problems they can solve. Be a ruthless editor – business owners and product developers are passionate about their offerings. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.” of Tiecas, Inc.
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B The B2B Social Media Book as a Social Network
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Align with the product or service of the business? Prospects don’t want to hear about your products. Now that the Kindle version of The B2B Social Media Book has been out for about six weeks, we’ve noticed something interesting. This tells us (as authors of the book) which ideas most resonate with readers. Does your offer: 1.
WEBBIQUITY What’s So Funny About Social Media and Online Marketing? 2010 Edition
| MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
Laugh, sigh and cringe at this collection of actual agency client quotes, e.g., on social media: “I get it but I’m worried that people will start talking about our product without us.. Anyone can tweet, post or email a funny or clever link and waste a few minutes of your day. This post is more ambitious: wasting your entire day.
MARKETRI Nine Habits of Highly Engaging Content Marketers
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
Someone recently told me she was an “advertiser's dream” because whenever she sees a commercial or hears of an offer, she is immediately convinced she wants or needs that product. Well, I think I'm a content marketer's dream.and maybe most marketers are. Make sure your Web site is up to the task. What does this mean?
B2BMARKETINGSMARTS Ancient secrets for getting B2B email opened and read
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010
Every recipient has raised a hand and asked for information related to the product or service being offered. The more the message is focused on what the product or service can do for that individual in his or her workday (while benefiting the company), the better it will perform. Is it a “neener, neener moment? They are.
HUBSPOT What the Death of Google Reader REALLY Means
| FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013
now the search engine giant is reducing its products to a core list. Pack your bags, Google Reader. It was nice knowing you. For those of you who didn't catch wind of the news last week, Google has made the decision to retire its RSS feed reading platform after eight years, effective July 1. Information in a Social World. whaddya know? Pulse!
- Building a Sales Management Program
Ken Thoreson provides motivational keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance. Ken@AcumenMgmt.com www.AcumenManagement.com. As you would expect, the first reaction to an “outside consultant” is resistant. PLEASE SCORE Circle a Rating: 1-5, with 5 being HIGH. . 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. .
B2B MARKETING UNPLUGGED Please Stop Sending Bad Holiday Greetings
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
Like the company that sent this email, promising goodies and surprises… …but actually gave me testimonials and product descriptions. The Slow Elf’s Tale. Gather ‘round, boys and girls and let me tell you about how we did company Christmas, excuse me, Mutli-Denominational Winter Holiday (MDWH) cards in the olden days. Really?
MODERN B2B MARKETING The Top Takeaways from Marketo Summit to Bring Back to Your Office and Implement
| MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
So if your product’s sales cycle is like ours (we are B2B), there are many people involved in one sale. 'by Dayna Rothman Today we would like to welcome Mason Power as our guest blogger. Mason is CMO of iLevel Solutions in New York and markets a cloud-based software platform to private equity firms worldwide.
B2BMARKETINGSMARTS A B2B marketing and sales book everyone has time to read.
| TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
The first chapter alone was a list of smart ideas for getting more hours out of each day and being more productive. In the introduction to his book, Successful Selling : How to Attract, Manage, Close and Keep More Business in a Buyer-Centric World, Matt Heinz describes me perfectly. So why add another book about sales to the pile?
B2BMARKETINGSMARTS B2B marketers should watch their words.
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2011
We consult and collaborate with our clients to deliver products and solutions that are highly specialized, practical, realistic and feasible.. Yet, that’s how I am. love words. Used well, words not only communicate information but express the emotion behind the information. Actually, in B2B marketing, it’s just the opposite.
B2BMARKETINGSMARTS The dollars and sense of inbound vs. outbound marketing.
| TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
For companies selling high-end enterprise systems, this approach is affordable and productive. The economic downturn over the past few years has driven many talented yet unemployed people to start their own businesses. Just such an individual contacted me last week. OUTBOUND. Testing just two lists brings the cost up to $4000-$7000. INBOUND.
HUBSPOT Search and Email Still Trump Social Media as Top Online Activities [Data]
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011
Getting news online and buying products online have also moderately increased since 2002. According to data released this month by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 92% of adults use search engines, with 59% using one on a typical day. That figure has more than sextupled to 69% in 2011. Marketing Takeaway. Connect with HubSpot
HUBSPOT 4 Easy Fixes for Customer Relationships That Turn Sour
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
After you've fixed the issue, invite the customer to offer input about other components of your product, or create a platform that makes customer feedback easier. You never want a good customer relationship to go bad, but sometimes things can get a little rocky. Reason 1: They are mad at you. It happens. Keep an open ear to the feedback.
B2BBLOGGERS 5 Ways To Use Data Insight In Marketing Strategies
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
Knowing what new technologies are out there to automate these complex processes and making sure they are updated as soon as cutting edge products appear is the best way to cut time, human and financial resources as well as stay ahead of competition. Today many changes are taking place in content marketing. Keep data up-to-date.
LEAD VIEWS Is offering Free Trial ‘Green’?
| TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010
Well, depends on the confidence you have in your product and how hands-on are the ‘researchers’ in your domain. Free trial remains most comprehensive form of evaluation for any product or offering. cite some examples) in the industry to the latest entrants offering free trials for their products and services?
SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW On Lithium
| SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2010
have some experience in these areas not only because I’ve worked on products to support Community Management and Social CRM (a.k.a. This past Thursday and Friday I attended Lithium’s annual customer conference on Community Management and Social CRM: LiNC 2010. CRM 2.0) Community Community Management Lithium Techologies
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B Top 10 B2B Social Media Posts of 2012
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013
No one wants to hear about your products. As each year passes the growth of social media for B2B companies continues. Looking at the top posts of the year is a good way to see what resonates with B2B marketers. How to more effectively use Facebook and LinkedIn, especially for generating leads and sales seems to be a running theme.
- Real Editors Don't Just Retweet
As a marketer, your “reporters” are your developers, your salespeople and your product managers. “Content marketing” – using material such as white papers, podcasts and videos to sell to customers – is the latest buzzword as companies try to grab market share in the recovering economy. That’s what real editors do.
HUBSPOT 8 of Our Absolute Favorite 2012 Holiday Campaigns
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012
Rue La La is an online store with discounted prices on luxury products. It's that time of year again! The malls are packed. Discounts are everywhere. People are looking for opportunities to volunteer or donate to charity. Advertising and marketing promotions are jam-packed with colorful lights and holiday ditties. And glitter. The game?
MI6 MARKETING AGENCY Our Fav Posts, Week of November 7
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
He spends on after 4-6 hours per week reading and researching areas related to marketing, business and relationship development, innovation, social media, content production, technology adoption and community development. Helping Unlock the Marketing Puzzle. Here’s the posts he read, annotated and shared last week. for Week of Nov 7, 2011.
MI6 MARKETING AGENCY Our Fav Posts, Week of October 31
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011
He spends on after 4-6 hours per week reading and researching areas related to marketing, business and relationship development, innovation, social media, content production, technology adoption and community development. Helping Unlock the Marketing Puzzle. Here’s the posts he read, annotated and shared last week.
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