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How to Bake a White Paper from Scratch Series

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If you were to ask me which marketing content product I’ve been asked to create most often, it’s hands-down the white paper. One white paper can serve many purposes and plays a very important role in the sales cycle process. However, there can be a bit of mystery about what exactly a white paper is. For the past four years, I’ve taught the class “Writing White Papers” at Bellevue College.

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The Apple of BI: Tableau Makes the Complex Seem Simple

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BI marketers use a lot of the same buzzwords to describe their products, including self service, rich applications, and agile. Most of the time, the difference between BI their products is shades of gray. The Apple of BI: Tableau Makes the Complex Seem Simple This year I had the privilege of attending the Tableau Customer Conference with 1400 other raving fans.

The Content Marketing Sweet Spot

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newsletters – Publish monthly and include product and company news, customer success stories, technical “how-to’s”, and business ideas. It’s not an area you want to hand off to your already busy product managers or the new marketing coordinator you just hired. I just finished reading this year’s latest marketing survey results over at the Junta42 site. More hits to the website?

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Help! My Product is Boring!

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The products we sell are not easy to get excited about.”. Either you need to find another product at another company to market—or give up marketing all together. tried to think of some products this survey-taker might be referring to. My point is every product – EVERY PRODUCT – should either fill a need or create an opportunity. Seemed like your typical stuff.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Manage the customer experience: great content alone won't save a lousy product or cumbersome experience. Don’t just talk about your product or service. time for B2B marketers to let go of their obsession with perfect production. Define your business strategy: products, prospects, distribution, sales and. develop a highly productive online lead generation system.

How to Write a White Paper from Scratch: Part Three—The Design

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You may already have diagrams that show how your product works or pictures of your product in use. We’re now half way through the white paper creation process. In part one , you defined your purpose and determined your topic. In part two , you got down to business, starting with the outline and then putting the meat on the bones. It just won’t happen. Let’s get started.

How to Bake a White Paper from Scratch: Part Two—The Mix

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You want to delve down into a clearly-defined problem—one that your product or service will solve. The only catch is, you’re not going to say a word about your own product just yet. Your solution – Now it’s time to introduce your company and your product. It’s important that you continue in your educational tone and explain how your product specifically solves the issue.

How to Bake a White Paper from Scratch: Part One—the Recipe

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You might be a product manager who needs supporting collateral for sales, a marketing team member who’s been given the assignment, or perhaps you have a small or mid-size business, without the luxury of a marketing team, writing it yourself. You might brainstorm with your team or your sales rep to identify specific pain points your product solves—or perhaps you already know.

Organize Passion Create a Movement

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If your passion is your product, find a way to tell a story that people will repeat. I recently watched a Ted Talk video of Seth Godin discussing tribes. As Seth so clearly describes it, we are at a pivotal moment in time, where we are changing the way ideas are spread. No longer is it about money or power. It’s about leadership—the ability to organize passion. But Nathan didn’t give up.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Manage the customer experience: great content alone won't save a lousy product or cumbersome experience. Don’t just talk about your product or service. time for B2B marketers to let go of their obsession with perfect production. Define your business strategy: products, prospects, distribution, sales and. develop a highly productive online lead generation system.

Seeing through your customer’s eyes

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You turned it into a product. Beneath the business needs that your product may address, you also need to speak to the personal needs of your buyer. The successful vendor or marketer will be the one who knows how to marry the product benefits with real world needs and do so in a way that shows the customer you understand his challenges. You have a great idea. It’s natural.

Embracing Socialytics

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Could be brand or product mentions, could be sentiment. Socialytics. love this word – it perfectly captures what it is — analysis of social media. I’ve only heard it used a couple times but when Michael Fauscette of IDC wrote his post, Socialytics , I decided to investigate it further. wondered who plays in this space today. What are people saying? Are you ready?

BI Solutions for Sustainability Exist-But Can You Find Them?

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Nothing on the home page under “solutions” but hit the “more products & solutions” link and you’ll find their offering. Making it more difficult, they organize by product and don’t have a menu for solutions. I’m very pleased to see another business intelligence software company has added an offering for corporate sustainability reporting. So I tried SAS. They were a little better.

BI Solutions for Sustainability Exist-But Can You Find Them?

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Nothing on the home page under “solutions” but hit the “more products & solutions” link and you’ll find their offering. Making it more difficult, they organize by product and don’t have a menu for solutions. I’m very pleased to see another business intelligence software company has added an offering for corporate sustainability reporting. So I tried SAS. They were a little better.

An Example of Creating Customer Passion

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And what I know is that happy employees make happy teams that make great products. This week I had the opportunity to attend the 2009 Tableau Customer Conference. Tableau is a business intelligence company which is my niche and they specialize in visual analysis  and data visualization. struck a deal with them to do some conference blogging in return for a press pass.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Manage the customer experience: great content alone won't save a lousy product or cumbersome experience. Don’t just talk about your product or service. time for B2B marketers to let go of their obsession with perfect production. Define your business strategy: products, prospects, distribution, sales and. develop a highly productive online lead generation system.

An Example of Creating Customer Passion

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And what I know is that happy employees make happy teams that make great products. This week I had the opportunity to attend the 2009 Tableau Customer Conference. Tableau is a business intelligence company which is my niche and they specialize in visual analysis  and data visualization. struck a deal with them to do some conference blogging in return for a press pass.

The Buzz about Social Media Marketing

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Lucidera takes the opportunity to share information and product examples, and also maintains a BI community forum. So much buzz about social media marketing (Facebook, Ning, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, LinkedIn), it’s almost tough to separate practical information from the hype. And here are the answers: Peers and colleagues – 84%. Vendor, industry and trade Web sites – 69%. Blogs – 24%.

How to Bake a White Paper from Scratch: Part Four – The Consumption

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But, how about adding a small blurb and link on the relevant product page? It’s a perfect way to keep your company and product top of mind. Having been in IT and been pitched by sales folks, I’ve seen many who understand their product but have no clue how it would be used in the real world. So there you have it—a nicely-written, neatly-formatted, white paper. You learned how to choose a topic and create an outline in part one , how to research and write the content in part two , and how to dress it up with graphs, quotes, and images in part three. We need to do more.

TDWI Vendor Panel on the Future of BI – part Two

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And, for the most part, the vendors did a good job remaining neutral and not turning it into a chance to advertise their own products. It’s critical that the open source products have a good following and great support. Collaboration – Many products are beginning to do a better job incorporating collaboration features. Last week I wrote about the TDWI Executive Summit vendor panel discussion on the Future of BI. It was a great chance to hear what was on the mind of the business executive audience and hear what vendors have to say. Here are the rest of the topics discussed.

SAP Sets the Bar for BI CSR

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Nice way to show off their own product functionality. SAP just released their 2009 Sustainability Report and I must say I am impressed. They have really raised the bar for corporate sustainability reporting (CSR). Not only are they one of the top reports in the BI and even the software vendor category, but they’re report is top of the line for all CSR reports. It opens with a video message from the CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer) Peter Graf, who reports directly to both of the SAP CEOs. You can see an 7.5 minute overview video here. They’re truly setting the bar.

Are Some BI Vendors too Quiet?

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They have a nice reporting and analysis product that replaces the need for cubes and their associated processing time. Currently, I only see that they will offer grants for free product, hosting, and training to selected non-profits. Yesterday, I went to a luncheon put on by Qlikview at the Seattle Yacht Club. love these vendor luncheons, not because of the free lunch (though it was delicious), but to keep up on the BI industry and hear first hand from other BI users and managers. really didn’t know much about Qlikview. Ok, that’s very cool. Why do you think that is?

The 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Making a Product Video (Learned the Hard Way)

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As product marketers (or marketers in general), we have to try new things every single day, whether because we want to, or have to, depending on the needs of the business. Let’s move on to why we’re here: the biggest mistakes to avoid when making a product video. I can say that without a doubt, I am the utmost “mistake making” expert in the art of product videos. Quotes. Value.

Benefits of promotional products advertising campaigns

Biznology

Have you used promotional products for advertising and branding for your company? If you have not run a campaign using branded products, then you might be interested to know that according to surveys of promotional product recipients, they really do work to increase branding, favorable sentiment, and sales. Promotional Products Can Show Off Your Brand. Summary.

Why A Content Marketer Needs to Buddy Up with their Company’s Product Marketer(s)

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A content marketer and a product marketer can do really great work together when they make a concerted effort to integrate their specialized talents. well-executed joint product/content marketing plan can build more awareness and interest in a product than both counterparts could accomplish without the help of the other. Our product marketer, Geoffrey Gualano, has poked fun at me for throwing around “Teamwork makes the dream work” on Slack (and he probably should because it’s a painfully cheesy line), but it’s very true within this context. In Conclusion.

How long should your online business video production be?

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But what is the optimal length of an online business video production ? What is the golden rule for how long an online video should be for business? A B2B promotional video that is made for lead-generation, like a landing page, needs to be quick; whereas a online business video production that is used during, or as a follow up to a presentation is very different in length.

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Spring 2016 Product Release Highlights

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This next generation of products and services will simplify marketers’ ability to prioritize, launch, and optimize a portfolio of high performing campaigns across Search, Advertising, and Social channels. New Product Release Highlights. Want to see a full product demo? The post Spring 2016 Product Release Highlights appeared first on Captora Blog.

Promotional products: making them effective branding tools for your business

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Promotional products have really stood the test of time in the marketing world. You may think of promotional products as something that is only used at trade shows or conventions, but they can be effective tools for branding and promotion anywhere and anytime. Research Shows the Positive Impact of Promotional Products for Businesses. Useful Promotional Products.

Being Busy is Not Being Productive

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One of the most misleading but commonly held beliefs is being “busy” means that you’re being productive and accomplishing a lot. The next day begins a new cycle of non-productivity. Busy but non-productive tasks include: Checking emails Making/returning phone calls Holding meetings Reading the news & blogs Reading/updating social media Wait a second.You’re telling me that I can’t check my email? I can’t make phone calls? If you’re still with me, then let me explain what I mean by labeling these tasks as non-productive.

9 Willpower Workouts to Maximize Your Productivity

Hubspot

According to author Robert Pozen, regular exercise increases productivity. Although you might put an emphasis on going to the gym for that reason, are you putting enough energy into arguably the most important muscle affecting your productivity -- your willpower? Willpower Workouts to Maximize Your Productivity. 1) Eat a hearty meal. Productivity Daily Syndication

Two reasons to invest in online business video production

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They’ll be looking out for online B2B video content, like sales videos, video FAQs, corporate overview videos, and online video case studies that can give them the insight they need into your company, people, products, and services. Although you’re going to invest in your online business video production content today, you can literally extend those benefits for four years.

The Making of Vidyard’s New Website Product Tour Videos

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We didn’t want a lot of fanfare, but we knew it was time to deliver our customers something new and valuable.The previous site had been fairly stagnant for a while, and our product and story had evolved so much that it was time to revisit, readjust, and put our best foot forward so we could deliver to our customers what they deserved: something exceptional. Pre-Production. Production.

5 of my favorite productivity apps

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This isn’t a review so much as simply a subjective sharing of some of the tools I use — and want to use — on a daily basis to make my work — and personal — life productive, collaborative, and organized. The post 5 of my favorite productivity apps appeared first on Biznology. While I aspire to build Gerr.is It makes my head swim. It makes your head swim.

Are Pessimists More Productive Than Optimists?

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There’s no arguing that positive thinking is a key to productivity. With a multitude of studies backing positive thinking as a key to being productive, is the converse true? As it turns out, according to new research, pessimists might actually be more productive than their colleagues. Productivity Professional Development Daily SyndicationW.O.O.P

How to Have a Super Productive Weekend: 12 Helpful Tips

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Productivity" has a much wider definition than many of us give it credit for. We tend to equate productivity with doing things, rather than with taking time to think, reflect, and rest. But busyness is not the same as productivity. Being productive can mean working on a project efficiently, but it can also mean giving your mind a break. See #6.). Want to be a CMO ?

6 Phrases Secretly Sabotaging Your Team's Productivity

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hour workday are actually only productive for about three hours. Given this data, it's more important than ever before for teams to make the most of their productive hours. We've compiled a list of seemingly innocuous phrases that could be secretly sabotaging your team's productivity. Phrases That Secretly Sabotage Productivity. 1) "I need that by the end of the day.".

12 Bad Habits That Are Making You Less Productive

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There's a whole host of things many of us are guilty of doing every single day that research shows ends up really hurting our productivity. And the more aware you are of how these things are affecting your productivity, the more proactive you can be at taking responsibility for your choices. 12 Bad Habits That Are Making You Less Productive. 1) Rushing in the morning.

How to Turn Your Workspace Into a Den of Productivity

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When it comes to improving productivity in the workplace, much of the advice we hear centers around the mindset or motivation of the individual in question -- advice like " You need to set goals for yourself," or "You need to focus on your passion," or "You need to meticulously plan every portion of your day down to the millisecond.". Productivity Office Life Daily TOFUAs Dr. B.J.

8 Powerful TED Talks on Designing a More Productive Life

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For many of us, achieving peak productivity can seem like a Sisyphean struggle. While accomplishing tasks is certainly part of the picture, being productive isn’t just about checking items off a list. Inspiring TED Talks That Will Change How You Think About Productivity. 1) “Try Something New For 30 Days” by Matt Cutts. Morieux thinks we’re facing a “productivity crisis.”

12 Tools That'll Keep You Productive Morning, Noon & Night

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When I need to have a very productive day, I tell myself it's going to be easy. So if you want to be more productive throughout the day, you're better off relegating certain activities to certain times, and devoting yourself to doing those activities at those times. Below, I've collected some of the highest-rated and often-recommended productivity apps for each part of the day.