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The Danger of Automatic Feeds in Social Media

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Note: This is a guest post by Brad Shorr is Director of Content & Social Media for Straight North. Participating in social media is time consuming, so it’s only natural that people look for shortcuts. However, some shortcuts become disastrous detours, and this is often what happens when a company relies on automation for significant portions of its social updating. Fully automatic feeds publish to a social media platform without any human intervention. Ignoring them only renders your social media activity less effective. Why to Avoid Automatic Feeds.

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How to Get Sales and Marketing on the Same Page

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Brad Shorr is Director of Content & Social Media for Straight North, an agency that does web marketing in Chicago. This is a guest post by Brad Shorr. Internal struggles between sales and marketing are commonplace in organizations of all sizes. Sales and marketing can make beautiful music together in the form of more leads and sales! Here are a few thoughts on how to make it happen.

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The New Rules of Lead Generation: Book Review

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Social Media Advertising. I was fortunate to receive a copy of “ The New Rules of Lead Generation “, by David T. Scott, for review. As I read the book I couldn’t help but notice that the author not only goes straight to the point (which is refreshing), he also shows a good deal of experience illustrating each lead generation tactic with clear examples. The author, David T.

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The State of Demand Generation

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There are over 20 presentations available, ranging from Social CRM and Lead Generation, to Case Studies and Sales Enablement. SiriusDecisions says that to drive best-in-class performance, sales and marketing must align around five waterfall-based jobs: Seed (use of traditional and social media to set the stage for demand creation). Here are some of my notes. MQL to SAL: 66%. deals.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. Look for.

It’s Time for CEO’s to Get Social

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We’re talking about social media, which seems to either be fully embraced by some companies while shunned by others as something that “doesn’t work for us” If you are trying to get your CEO or company execs to embrace social media the following infographic by MBAOnline.com should help. The Social CEO, via MBAOnline.com.

Marketing Automation Catching On Fire

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Some have even suggested that marketing automation market is floundering , but it is such a new market and offering that is innevitable to have doubts, especially with these many vendors in the space. With time, a shake out is likely (in fact, the recent acquisition of Unica and Aprimo may point to consolidation ) and the evolution of solutions will ensure marketing automation has a place in most marketing organizations, much like CRM is now standard for sales departments. Interesting to note that the majority of the players only came to existence not even 5 years ago. What do you think ?

A Buyer Persona Template for the B2B Marketer

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Another interesting development that is shaking the B2B space is the increase influence of social media in buying decisions. Buyer Persona Insights makes a good argument when it says that buyers in B2B marketplaces are becoming more social in their interactions. “B2B buyers today are becoming more social and not just in technology usage but in terms of what the influence of the technology has done to make buyers behave more socially.&# – Buyer Persona Insights. Infrastructure. Process Planning. Program Execution. Measurement. Map your content.

How to Build a Content Development Plan for Your Site

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Brad Shorr is Director of Content & Social Media for Straight North, a Chicago Internet marketing firm. Note: this is another great guest post by Brad Shorr. See his bio at the end. Have you ever visited a website that looked like a teenager’s bedroom – content strewn about everywhere, overflowing with information yet impossible to find what you’re looking for? This often happens when a firm fails to make a long-term content development plan a component of its new site launch. Prospects who are ready to buy get confused, frustrated, or lost on the site – and fail to convert. About.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. Look for.

The Rise of the Content Marketer « The Effective Marketer

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Besides the rise of social media as marketing channel, the emergence of marketing technology, more specifically Marketing Automation systems, in which you can configure the automated distribution of content to customers and prospects has been changing the way marketers see and create conent. What used to be clear roles (i.e. Does it sound familiar? And scary? United States License.

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Why Sales and Marketing Don't Get Along « The Effective Marketer

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Possibly related posts: (automatically generated) Why Social Media Needs to Die What Type of Marketer Are You? from the marketing guy and “Their leads suck!&# from the sales guy. No news there. But why is that this fight on lead quality continues? What information is required before leads are passed to sales? You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0

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what's your marketing approach?

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The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking What’s Your Marketing Approach? An interesting post by Steve Johnson talks about marketing not being a list, but rather an approach to solving customers problems and helping buyers to buy. As marketers, we sometimes fall victims of the routine day-to-day tactical activities and forget why we are doing them. Create this email here, prepare a webinar there, and send the artwork for publication in that magazine. Like Be the first to like this post.

Aberdeen Shows How to Do Email Marketing Right

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The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking Aberdeen Shows How to Do Email Marketing Right The new research report from Aberdeen Group “ Email Marketing: Customers Take it Personally ” has some very interesting insights. In their research they also classify companies according to their results in email marketing usage.

Inbound Marketing Analytics 101

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In the eBook you will see metrics for the following marketing tactics: Social Media. Book Review Content Marketing Email Marketing Lead generation Marketing Automation Marketing ROI Online Marketing Blogging hubspot inbound marketing Landing Pages Lead Nurturing marketing analytics SEO Social Media websiteHubSpot does it again, taking content that is not necessarily new or revolutionary and putting it in a nicely formatted eBook that makes reading it a pleasure. With “ An Introduction to Inbound Marketing Analytics “, you get an overview of what to measure and why.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. Look for.

How to Maintain Great Content Curation

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Interact with other webmasters on social media and encourage them to send you interesting links. A guest post by Lior Levin. On the surface, content curation sounds like a great way to generate content with little to no time or effort. However, doing content curation well means a lot more than just plastering your site with a bunch of synopses and links. Participate in Your Community.

Why Seeding Your Content is Key to Making it Viral

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Is great to see scientific research being done on social media, viral videos, and marketing in general (see previous post on the New Science of Viral Ads ). Hubs tend to be better informed because of their social links and they can also influence their networks (hey, if I got this from Bob it must be good!). Problem is, many research papers contradict each other.

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When Inbound Marketing Goes Wrong

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They explain that while inbound marketing supports your newly created content by sharing it on social channels, making it faster and easier for your content to be found, outbound marketing (paid sponsorships, banner ads, etc.)can The fact that Inbound Marketing is taking over traditional marketing methods is not news. It seems that every eBook, blog post, and webinar is now touting content marketing and inbound marketing as the go-to strategies for the new marketers. Marketing is evolving , there is no denying that. Why Your Inbound Program Isn’t Working. Capture your target.

How Viral Marketing Can Kill You

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Book Review Communication Marketing Planning Marketing Strategy Social Media engagement failure scott stratten success story unmarketing Viral MarketingViral Marketing, or the spread of ideas (also called Word of Mouth Marketing) is usually thought of as a good thing. You create a video or a campaign and everyone starts talking about it. You go home happy and maybe even get a promotion.

Upcoming Marketing Conferences « The Effective Marketer

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This entry was posted on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 at 10:05 am and is filed under Email Marketing , Marketing Training , Online Marketing , Social Media. The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking Upcoming Marketing Conferences It’s February already and you keep thinking “what the heck happened to January&# ? Sure, budget is short and you can’t attend every single event, but is good to know what’s coming up so that you can prepare yourself and pick the ones you should go.

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Getting the most out of conferences and events « The Effective.

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The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking Getting the most out of conferences and events If you feel like you keep going to conferences and events but don’t have time to apply what you learned when you get back to the office, you’re not alone. You will suddenly realize not all sessions are really good.

A Brief History of Marketing

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Sure, I get it that they want to focus on the ‘old’ broadcast systems to contrast with the ‘new’ marketing tools (email, social media, marketing automation), but by leaving them out makes the “Evolution of Marketing Automation” topic a bit of a mismatch with the content. I was made aware of the new infographic “ The Evolution of Marketing Automation ” by Jaclyn from BlueGlass , the company that worked on it for Marketo. Although interesting, I am not sure the infographic format is the best way to visualize this information.

Email Design Review Gallery « The Effective Marketer

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Design #1 Email Sender: Marketo Email Title: Social Best Practices for Marketing in the Cloud What I Like: Clean design; date and time of the webinar on top easy to find; orange “Free Webinar&# button calls attention to the important action (register now!) Design #9 Email Sender: Eloqua Email Title: Using Social Channels What I Like: This is a really nicely designed email.

Proven Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic

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Participate in Social Sharing Communities Like Reddit + StumbleUpon. Thanks to Christopher S. Penn and his newsletter  I read this amazing post by SEOmoz  on “ 21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic “ It not only validates some of my personal beliefs but also gave me additional tactics to apply to my own blog as well as companies I work with. The tactics discussed in the article are: Target Your Content to an Audience Likely to Share. Participate in the Communities Where Your Audience Already Gathers. Make Your Blog’s Content SEO-Friendly. Participate in Q+A Sites.

Ten Tips On How To Promote Your Website Through Content

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Social media promotion – The most important aspect for promoting your site through content. Google ranks websites depending on indicators from social media. Content Marketing Online Marketing Social Media Web Design content marketing David Tully personas SEONote: This is a guest post by David Tully. See his bio at the end. and “what benefits are there to me?”

What Makes Ads Go Viral?

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Some people share it for ‘status’, or to rank up higher in social media circles, or to be seen as savvy in a subject. Content Marketing Social Media hbr viral ads viral videoLooking for a recipe to get your new video to go viral? Utilize “Brand Pulsing”: weave your brand throughout the ad instead of placing it front and center. The Science Behind Viral Videos.

Survey Highlights Email Marketing Effectiveness and ROI

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ROI for email marketing is still there, despite many talking about the demise of email as social channels become more prominent. “70% of company respondents rating email as “excellent” or “good” in terms of ROI”. Greater understanding of social media and email as complementary channels. Why is email still a major force in the marketer’s arsenal? 52% engage in regular list cleaning.

Email Adoption High But Lacking Best Practices

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Other channels are also expected to gain in terms of effectiveness, such as: Social Media (blogs, podcasts, widgets, discussion forums). Embed Social Media Into Email Content. A Forrester Research “ How US Maketers Use Email &# Report sheds some light into the use of email by B2B and B2C companies. Best Practices in Email Marketing. Marketing Budgets and Email Effectiveness.

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How Everybody Wins with HubSpot's Funding « The Effective Marketer

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The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking How Everybody Wins with HubSpot’s Funding As everyone in the marketing industry surely knows by now, HubSpot raised $32 million in additional funding. Everyone Wins But it also means something else. Market Segmentation And here is worth pausing for a moment.

WordPress Plugins for Marketers

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at 9:05 am and is filed under Content Marketing , Online Marketing , Social Media. To make it easier for everyone I’ve compiled the suggestions from the group into an easy-to-read list (sorted alphabetically). An Excel file is available at the end of the post with all this info. Let us know! Like Be the first to like this post.

Making the Most of Your Webinars

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The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking Making the Most of Your Webinars A recent report from On24, “ Webcast Benchmarks and Best Practices for Lead Generation “,  has some interesting numbers when it comes to how webinars are being used and their effectiveness at lead generation. United States License.

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Marketing Technology Focus in New Startup Competition

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Instead of looking for the next mobile-social-facebookish-type startup, the winner will be a marketing technology startup. I’m excited about a new startup competition coming up soon. The best thing about the event, though, is that it will attempt to pair big brands with promising marketing technologies. If you are a startup founder developing some cool software or service for marketing or big brands, this is worth checking out. Read more about the EXPANDMYBRAND startup competition in this blog post at Startup Grind.

The Fun Theory: How to Change Behavior

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This entry was posted on Monday, November 30th, 2009 at 8:00 am and is filed under Communication , Marketing Strategy , Social Media. The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking The Fun Theory: How to Change Behavior How do you change people’s behavior? Some food for thought. United States License.

Webinar Presentations That Suck « The Effective Marketer

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The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking Webinar Presentations That Suck You are not even 3 minutes into the webinar and you know it: The presentation will suck. How do you avoid the same mistakes you see people committing all the time when delivering web presentations? Practice. Like Be the first to like this post.

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The Challenges in Adoption of Marketing Technology « The Effective.

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Not a new trend, but rather a need that has ben greatly amplified by the prevalence of social media channels which in turn is making companies look for technology solutions. New tools on the block (social media monitoring and others are the likely candidates) may have a tough time showing solid ROI, therefore their purchases being delayed. Based on a recent report on Marketing Technology Adoption for 2011 , the findings of their research shed some light on the challenges we face when it comes to marketing technology. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0

What Makes a Great Creative Brief? « The Effective Marketer

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The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking What Makes a Great Creative Brief? similar question was posted on Quora and elicited a number of different but very interesting responses. It just goes to show that there is still a lot of controversy when it comes to creative briefs in marketing. If you come from the agency side, you are used to a certain format. Big companies and small companies have different needs, and so their briefs are also formatted differently. Like Be the first to like this post.

It???s Time for CEO???s to Get Social

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We’re talking about social media, which seems to either be fully embraced by some companies while shunned by others as something that “doesn’t work for us” If you are trying to get your CEO or company execs to embrace social media the following infographic by MBAOnline.com should help. The Social CEO, via MBAOnline.com.

Best Practices for Webinar Landing Pages

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You want people to recognize the landing page whether coming from an email clickthru, a social media link or a Skype IM. 2. Webinars are a great way to generate leads in the B2B world because not only of the fact that you will have a captive audience for the duration of most of the presentation, it also yields a ton of content possibilities. My suggestion is for you to not do it this way.

The New Rules of Lead Generation: Book Review

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Social Media Advertising. I was fortunate to receive a copy of “ The New Rules of Lead Generation “, by David T. Scott, for review. As I read the book I couldn’t help but notice that the author not only goes straight to the point (which is refreshing), he also shows a good deal of experience illustrating each lead generation tactic with clear examples. The author, David T.