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  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014
    [Work] B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Strategies: What's Worked and What's Next
    Within these categories, some strategies have worked better than others. I recently did a study of the strategies of B2B marketing automation vendors. The research identified 28 different strategies which fell into six major groups. Most vendors used more than one strategy. Shading indicates the relative frequency of each strategy.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Work] Is Your SEO Actually Working? 3 Ways to Find Out
    When we consider the big picture of SEO, it’s a good consideration, but—especially in the day-to-day business of SEO work keyword ranking shouldn’t get too much of your time and attention. The truth is, effective SEO—the work that drives real, lasting ranking changes and leads to increased revenue—is long-term work.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Work] 7 Facebook Marketing "Tips" and "Tricks" That Don't Actually Work
    But there''s little evidence to support that these "tips" work. Only a few people have seen anecdotal evidence that this works -- and some haven''t seen anything affected at all. If by "building a following", you mean "increasing number of Likes and Followers," this trick works. billion monthly active users. Yikes. Don''t do it.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Work] How Inbound Marketing Works, From Start to Finish [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Inbound marketing is no cakewalk. Marketers who are embracing inbound have a variety of different channels and tactics to master, including content creation, SEO, social media, lead generation, lead management, and analytics. It's no wonder that marketers new to inbound end up feeling overwhelmed and wondering what to tackle first. Pin It. Pin It.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
    [Work] If you’re looking for job, read Get Back to Work Faster
    Get Back to Work Faster. You have to register for the Sales Lead Management Association , but it’s free and you vote for up to three, Either link works. Get Back to Work Faster  was written some time ago and Jill’s no longer selling it. Please vote for Jeff Ogden of Find New Customers for the SLMA marketing award.
  • CRIMSON MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015
    [Work] Team, Tools and Transformation—How to Build a Demand Gen Program that Works (ft. Mark Roberts, ShoreTel CMO)
    He gives a master class in the team, tools and transformation needed to build a demand gen program that works. The post Team, Tools and Transformation—How to Build a Demand Gen Program that Works (ft. Having a poorly understood or designed digital demand generation program does not produce results. Mark Roberts is the CMO of ShoreTel. 
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016
    [Work] Why Your Inbound Marketing Strategy May Not Be Working
    As a result, now is the perfect time to reevaluate your inbound marketing tactics and ask yourself, “Are these really working?”. Why Your Inbound Marketing Isn’t Working. Here’s why your efforts may not be working for you. 1) You don’t know what you’re trying to accomplish. But even in 2013, 92.7 Inbound Marketing
  • VIEWPOINT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
    [Work] 4 Tips to Power Up Prospecting in 2015: #1 Believe it Works!
    We’ll review each tip one at a time—but first, let''s see what they are: Mike Weinberg’s 4 Tips to Power Up Prospecting in 2015: Part 1: Tip #1 Believe it works. Tip 1: You have to BELIEVE prospecting works. These are the folks who conspire to tell you that prospecting doesn’t work. Simplified.: Part 2: Tip #2 Commit to It.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016
    [Work] Why Emotional Well-Being Matters at Work [Infographic]
    It goes like this: Great work leads to big success, which leads to happiness. Sounds like it should work out that way, right? Happiness isn't a destination; it's a starting point -- one that enables positive outcomes at work. When employees are happy first, they tend to work harder and be more productive.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
    [Work] Why you should merge your traditional and digital marketing work
    But at big companies, the kind that I work with, folks continue to wrestle with whether the old-style marketing organizations ought to be merged with the new cool digital folks. Do we take the people doing the old-fashioned work and group them with the newfangled social/search/local/mobile mavens? But the issue is the same.
  • MARKETRI  |  THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013
    [Work] Why B2B Online Marketing Doesn't Work
    Whatever online marketing work you do, it is important that you find a way to align it with your goals. The search engines really look for these and it undoubtedly works very well for businesses of every size. This guest post is courtesy of The Marketing Eye , our partners in the UK. It originally appeared on The Marketing Eye Blog.
  • CRIMSON MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Work] You Can’t Buy Thought Leadership: How Smart Content Marketing Works
    Content marketing takes work. The post You Can’t Buy Thought Leadership: How Smart Content Marketing Works appeared first on. Let’s face it; buyers are unlikely to take you seriously unless you’re a big-name brand or they have heard about you from an independent source. Wrong. Authenticity Is Key. Do your homework. Be a presence.
  • TOMORROW PEOPLE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
    [Work] Retargeting: Does Bothering Your Customers Really Work?
    When Retargeting Works and When It Is Nothing but Annoying. This method of advertising can work for both potential customers and businesses, so for many this tactic is very popular. However, there are plenty of reasons that retargeting won’t work. Bothering your customers is tempting. ” remind that so many need.
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    [Work] 3 Ways to Avoid Burnout by Working Smarter, Not Harder
    Think just because you run a business that it’s got to be all work and no play? If you answered yes to any, or all of these questions you may be headed for burnout; an all too common side effect of the ultra busy work life we’ve programmed ourselves to believe is necessary to succeed. Work at home (if you can) one day per week.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
    [Work] How to Make the Zero Moment of Truth Work for You
    ZMOT is a fantastic way to gain awareness on customer interest and satisfaction; putting these various methods to work for you will keep your brand in the forefront of shoppers’ minds and attentions, giving you the ability to trounce your competition and make the sale. 38% comparison shopped online. better than hybrid desktop/mobile ones.
  • THE FORWARD OBSERVER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [Work] Does Modern B2B Lead Generation Really Work?
    Modern Lead Generation Works. And it works, too. Are you struggling to fill your sales pipeline with quality leads? You may need a lead generation mindset change. Here's how to think about it. Do you remember when prospective customers used to contact you as they were starting their buying research? Yeah, those days are over.
  • MARKETRI  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
    [Work] 4 Ways Inbound and Outbound Marketing Can Work Together
    While inbound marketing has tremendous benefits and a lower cost per lead compared to outbound marketing, I believe the two approaches can work together. People often think of these two marketing approaches as silos, operating as separate entities, but you would be surprised at how perfectly they work together. Not the way I see it!
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2015
    [Work] Make Personalization Work by Starting with the Right Data
    Whenever I have the opportunity to chat with a thought leader in the marketing industry, I always like to ask: What trend do you think will be next year’s buzzword? In 2014, many professionals said 2015 would be the year of personalization — a prediction that, as it turns out, may have been a little too hopeful. How Do You Determine the Right Data?
  • SYNECORE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
    [Work] Mobile Advertising Works. So Why is Nobody Doing It?
    We don’t need data points to realize that the world is going mobile. New statistics are coming out almost daily evidencing the increased usage of smartphones and tablet computers by today’s consumers. As such, this blog presupposes the reader has accepted that the world, and with it the Internet, is quickly going mobile. And I don’t understand why.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
    [Work] Predictive Analytics: Should Automated Content Selection Work by Segment or Individual?
    Segment-based systems work best when only a few choices are available. Dynamic content within email campaigns often works exactly this way. Two vendors made the same point with me this week, which is reason enough for a blog post in mid-July. The point was the difference between basing content selection on individuals and on segments.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA B2B  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011
    [Work] Hashtag Stuffing Doesn’t Work for B2B Twitter Accounts
    It doesn’t work. What Works. Hashtags work well if they’re relevant and naturally occur within the conversation. Limited usage of hashtags associated with charitable calls to action (#haiti, #giveasmile) work well. What Doesn’t Work. The thinking behind this is simple. The problem? Background and Methodology.
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
    [Work] Industrial Blogging Lessons Learned from Working with Technical SMEs
    This requires me to work very closely with engineers and technical SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) on a daily [.]. My clients often ask me to write posts for their industrial blogs. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].
  • SOCIAL MEDIA B2B  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Work] Work in B2B? LinkedIn Can Supercharge Your Personal Brand
    Employees at B2B companies know that LinkedIn is the B2B network. It can meet a host of individual and business objectives such as increasing awareness, enhancing SEO, driving website traffic, dripping on prospects and lead generation. asked him what it was. His answer? It’s kind of a digital rolodex that connects people. What do you stand for?
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
    [Work] 15 Hilarious Office Pranks to Pull on Your Work Buddies
    Thanks to The Office, we all know the classic stapler in Jell-O trick. But what other, less conventional pranks are out there to add some color to an otherwise average day at the office? Every company has a story or two about that funny office prank of yore. Here at HubSpot, it''s the "wheat bread leads" story. Here''s what we found.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
    [Work] 11 Reasons Having Friends at Work Makes You Happier [Infographic]
    Having friends at work directly correlates with engagement and productivity at the office. Why should you care about making friends at work? Check out this infographic from Officevibe , which shows how building social ties with coworkers can help everyone work better. But did you know it can also make you better at your job?
  • EMAGINE B2B BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
    [Work] Working in the Cloud, Walking on Sunshine
    Without revealing too much about my age, I’ve been doing Internet/Web related work since the early 90′s and an active computer user since the late 80′s. While much has changed since then, perhaps the biggest impact on my personal productivity has been the advent of cloud computing. B2B Web Strategy
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Work] 9 Insider Tips for Native Advertising That Actually Works
    The reason native works is because the advertising is treated as a unit of content on the platform where it lives," is how John Battelle, CEO of Federated Media, explains the appeal of native ads. If you work in inbound marketing, chances are you’re doing some native advertising or at least thinking about it. What Works. Lesson?
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
    [Work] Twitter Opens Advertising to All: Here's How it Works
    Some paid promotion can be a great complement to your organic inbound marketing efforts, so if you''re new to Twitter ads, we''re going to give you a primer on just how they work. How Twitter''s Self-Service Ads Work. Ready to get your hands dirty with some Twitter advertising? Now''s your chance! Step 3: Review Your Campaign.
  • THE FORWARD OBSERVER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
    [Work] How LinkedIn Company Pages Work Like Magic for B2B Marketers
    The users of LinkedIn tend to be affluent and influential , and can easily discover people employed by a certain company, or various types of business someone has worked for. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional social network. Every second, two people join the network of over 160 million users in over 200 countries and territories.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015
    [Work] 6 Email Tips and Tricks That Don’t Actually Work
    After all, why work so hard to build up a database of leads if you never do anything with them? If other marketers have seen success with this method, it’s likely that you’ll want to figure out what worked for them. It’s no secret that email marketing is a critical component of the inbound methodology. Right?!”. Wrong! Right?!”. Emai
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
    [Work] The Psychology of Color & Marketing – What Actually Works?
    The post The Psychology of Color & Marketing – What Actually Works? How do the colors red or purple make you feel? Excited, sophisticated? Hunches behind the psychology of color in marketing have been long-standing and intriguing, but are they actually true? Let’s find out: Color & Branding. Bottom line? Is red the magic color?
  • B2B LEAD BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016
    [Work] Working on Autopilot: How Marketing Automation Fuels Workplace Efficiency
    Marketing automation tools can conquer work for you, while you focus your energy on more pressing tasks. The concept of artificial intelligence (AI) is one that’s become increasingly popular, especially among business owners looking to fuel productivity. This allows you […]. Marketing Automation marketing automation
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
    [Work] 10 User Generated Content Campaigns That Actually Worked
    Tired of struggling to crank out the endless streams of content needed to appease today’s consumers? You’re in luck! There is an option for burned out business owners, and that’s user generated content. In light of these trends, there’s never been a better time to start using user generated content to engage your readers and build trust with them.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
    [Work] The Forgetful Person's Guide to Staying Organized at Work
    In pretty much any setting, being forgetful sucks -- but at work, it can have disastrous consequences. Evernote''s basically a notebook you can use in the cloud -- which means you can use it on your work computer, your home computer, your phone, your tablet, or even that random computer at a hotel on vacation. Multiple inboxes.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
    [Work] Social Works for B2B, So Get Over Yourself
    It took a tremendous amount of time and a lot of trial and error to find out what works for Marketo in particular. hear the same thing over and over again: “Your case is unique and you absolutely have no right to give a blanket statement that your strategy works for all B2B marketing.” by Jason Miller It’s never going to stop.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
    [Work] Why B2C Marketers and Agencies Need to Work Together
    As a result, both groups are reengineering their internal organizations and forging new ways of working with their respective agency or brand counterparts. This is not breaking news by any means but there are currently 7 billion people on our planet right now. Oh sure there was some collaboration—there had to be. That Was Then.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016
    [Work] The most important questions to make your marketing work
    The post The most important questions to make your marketing work appeared first on Biznology. Succeeding at marketing these days really isn’t that hard. Oh, don’t get me wrong, it takes some effort, along with time, money, and resources. Sure, other avenues exist (and are well-worth exploring for your brand and business ). Good question.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA B2B  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016
    [Work] Content and Social Working Together for B2B
    In this fourth installment of the Back to Basics series, CMI will outline the basics of developing a content plan for social media, and will also share key elements of CMI’s plan as a working example.  Real-time feedback on what is working empowers us to improve message quality, creative, channel and offers to quickly improve the outcome.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Work] Why Consumer Brands and Agencies Need to Work Together
    ” He cuts right to the chase because what he says speaks directly to the undeniable need for brands and their agencies to work closer together than they ever have before. If for no other reason consider that fact that there are currently more than 7 billion people on the planet right now. That number is expected to grow to 9.7
  • VOLACCI  |  TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
    [Work] Newsletter Series: Subject Lines That Work
    There isn’t a defined set of rules for subject line creation--what works for one campaign may not work for another. Remember, you know your client-base best--your assessment of whether a subject line works or not will probably be spot-on. It also avoids weird cut-offs when a preview of the email is shown. 2. Coyote).
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Work] 7 Hot Apps That Will Skyrocket Your Productivity at Work
    Once tasks are created, you can group them into projects, and invite team members so that they can brainstorm, assign subtasks, and work toward accomplishing their goals. This post originally appeared on Insiders , a section of Inbound Hub. For more content like this, subscribe to Insiders. In due time, she picked it up. Scorsese. It''s not.
  • ANNUITAS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Work] BANT for Lead Qualification Just Won’t Work
    The approach to BANT qualification focuses on an individual not a buying committee – yes, I am aware that one of the questions is authority, but rarely will a B2B buyer provide the list of people who are on the buying committee and pave the way to the key decision maker(s) – this will happen once they have a good working relationship with sales.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Work] Why email marketing still matters–and how to make it work
    Andrew Schulkind recorded a webinar on how to make email marketing campaigns work for you. But how do we create email campaigns that work? By knowing how to measure what is working and how to adjust over time. The post Why email marketing still matters–and how to make it work appeared first on Biznology. Like this post?
  • JILL KONRATH'S FRESH SALES STRATEGIES BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013
    [Work] 2 Elevator Speech Examples - One Works, the Other Doesn't
    His elevator speech sounds like this: “I work with only the best companies in the industry. work closely with their CEO, Terry Gucci. I’m sure you’ve heard of her. There are multitudes of ways to answer the question "What do you do?". Your answer has the power to make or break your opportunity with a potential client. Impressed?
  • ANNUITAS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013
    [Work] What’s Working in B2B Content Strategy
    Never underestimate the importance of your website. Once again, the two most used sources for research are general web search and vendor websites. Blog B2B Marketing Buyer''s Jouney content marketing Demand Generation DemandGen report
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
    [Work] A Simple Guide to Motivating People at Work [SlideShare]
    Motivated employees aren't just a joy to be around at work. And if you're the one who's unmotivated, read this blog post for seven ways to get motivated at work again.). Leader's Guide to Motivate People at Work from. They also perform better, are more productive, and contribute to higher morale. Weekdone.com.
  • BIZIBLE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
    [Work] What If Attribution Shows That Your Marketing Isn't Working?
    And when your work can be tied to revenue, it usually leads to being accountable for revenue. Finally, what if attribution shows that your marketing isn't working? Adopting a sophisticated, accurate marketing attribution solution can be scary. On one hand, being able to prove your value with revenue is really exciting. What then?
  • B2B MARKETING TRACTION  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012
    [Work] Does Traditional Marketing Still Work?
    Traditional outbound marketing (advertising, direct mail, email) still works. ” Traditional marketing alone no longer works. But, as Copyblogger indicates in the above graphic (thanks, Copyblogger!),  it is more expensive. With inbound marketing, prospects self-select themselves. You’ve got to be where the buyers are.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
    [Work] Do you need copyright permission every time you quote someone’s work?
    Which copyrighted works you can legally use (and how much you can legally use) present confusing questions, which I’ve covered previously for this blog. On the opposite end of the spectrum are publishers and companies so risk averse that they won’t take a chance on using even tiny snippets of copyrighted works for the purpose of comment.
  • THE POINT  |  MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014
    [Work] But Wait, There’s More! Why Cheesy Copy Still Works.
    Effective email copy is not like a letter to your grandma; unless, that is, you’re asking Grandma to sponsor you for the 5K Fun Run at the park. good email campaign isn’t designed to make people feel warm and fuzzy about you, your company or your product, or generate awareness, or promote your brand. ” That’s your decision.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Work] The Right Way to Answer a Work Email
    If you find yourself writing a paragraph that''s more than three sentences long, you''re creating more work for yourself and your recipient than is necessary. 3) Let the most knowledgeable person reply first. Click to tweet: The Right Way to Answer a Work Email - [link] by @DianaUrban at @HubSpot. It''s hard to read emotions in emails.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012
    [Work] Does Facebook Work for B2B Lead Generation? Hell Yes!
    The reason that these ads work is because they are promoting your good content. Does Facebook Work for B2B Lead Generation? by Jason Miller To the folks out there who say that Facebook is not an effective lead generation tool for B2B, I will tell them that they need a new strategy. What’s the takeaway here? Here is the hard data.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016
    [Work] How to Work Faster in Excel: 6 Helpful Tips & Features
    If you’re a frequent user of Excel, there are probably a few features you’ve found yourself using over and over again in your work. These tips and features are designed to help you work faster and smarter. How to Work Faster in Excel: 6 Helpful Tips. 1) Leverage the Tables Tools to organize data and conduct quick analyses.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [Work] Demystifying How Facebook's EdgeRank Algorithm Works [INFOGRAPHIC]
    But as a marketer, it behooves you to get a handle on how it works, since comScore reports that 40% of the time spent on Facebook is in the News Feed -- and only 12% is spent on profile and brand pages. the elusive EdgeRank algorithm. So powerful, yet so misunderstood. with Batman-themed examples. Did you learn anything new about EdgeRank
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
    [Work] 10 Fantastic Instagram Posts and Why they Work
    Let’s look at ten fantastic Instagram posts, why they work, and how you can use these ideas for […]. Peg shares her professional experience working day to day in the trenches of social media, marketing, and blogging. 10 Fantastic Instagram Posts and Why they Work by Peg Fitzpatrick - Maximize Social Business.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Work] Why Ghostwriting Thought Leadership Content Doesn't Work
    The term "thought leadership" has been thrown around a lot lately, often tacked on to industry articles without any consideration as to whether the ideas presented are actually. leadership-worthy. Unfortunately, what should be thought-provoking posts have proven to be simply buzzword-laden pieces of content. Here''s why. Experience. Credibility.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [Work] How to Effectively Work From Home as a B2B Inside Sales Manager
    Also like many others, wanting to stay on top of my tasks I chose to work most of the break from home. I am never usually one to elect working from home, as I prefer the atmosphere of an office. In fact, a recent Stanford study revealed that working from home can increase total productivity by 20 to 30 percent! Happy New Year!
  • SALESFUSION  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016
    [Work] Content Syndication: What Is It and Does It Really Work?
    In order to answer the question of whether or not content syndication works, we first need to explore what exactly this syndication looks like in today’s B2B marketing world. Whether or not content syndication really works depends on which of these two approaches you’re considering. Enter content syndication. It depends.
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [Work] Facebook Ads: Do They Work?
    There are many ways to market your business website. You can do so through paid search, print ads or outdoor advertising, just to name a few. Broadcasting you business name, products, services or brand has never been easier. ” At first I too was stumped. That meant that my Facebook ad campaign should be one to generate more ”Likes.”
  • SALES ENGINE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
    [Work] 6 Reasons Your Content Marketing Isn’t Really Working
    Why is it working for some companies and not others? In fact, the entire sales and marketing process needs to be reworked to be able to capitalize on the one-to-one conversations (digitally AND personally) to adequately work prospects through the funnel. That’s a big disconnect. So what’s the problem? But it doesn’t stop there.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
    [Work] How to Find Time to Meditate at Work [Infographic]
    Everyone gets stressed at work at one time or another. When you're under some pressure and your brain's working hard, it can make you more efficient and productive in the end -- and you may even find more satisfaction with your work when it is done. And hey, sometimes, that can be a good thing. Meditation.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015
    [Work] How Can Marketers & Designers Work Better Together? [Infographic]
    It's not uncommon to feel like marketers and designers speak different languages. You have marketers focusing on the timeline, designers focusing on the creation process, and neither of them understanding where the other is coming from. But at the same time, 39% of designers say it’s difficult to estimate the scope of projects in the first place.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [Work] Proof That CEOs Will No Longer Accept Marketing That Doesn’t Work
    Marketers, agencies, and publishers who can’t prove that their marketing investments work. The post Proof That CEOs Will No Longer Accept Marketing That Doesn’t Work appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. And what’s killing it? Content Marketing
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2012
    [Work] Does Gamification Work On a Customer Community? [CHART]
    Does Gamification Work On a Customer Community? by Heather Foeh | Tweet this Gamification is a hot topic these days. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it refers to taking the motivational and reward aspects of video games and adding them to non-game places, such as websites, software, etc.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011
    [Work] Developing an Integrated Content Marketing Strategy that Works – Guest Post
    Content curation  is the concept that we become the “expert filter” for our customers and deliver the best of what the industry has to offer, similar to a museum curator who presents only the best works of art. B2B Lead Generation | Guest Post from Joe Pulizzi of the Content Marketing Institute. Full bio follows the post.). Joe Pulizzi. _.
  • VIDYARD  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
    [Work] No marketing tactic works well Forrester says, it’s all about strong content
    The post No marketing tactic works well Forrester says, it’s all about strong content appeared first on Vidyard. Content marketing has cut itself a lion’s share in the marketing world. It’s pretty simple when you think about it, technically every part of your marketing mix should revolve around promoting content. Blog Content Marketin
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
    [Work] Lead Generation Effectiveness – What Works and What Doesn’t?
    In this world of virtual contact, it is remarkable to see how well Executive Events, Trade Shows and Conferences, and Direct Mail work.  As I like to say “The email in-box is overflowing but the physical mailbox is empty (except for junk).” ” That’s why direct mail works so well. How can you use this chart?
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014
    [Work] Why Work Emails Can Create Tension in the Office [Infographic]
    The freedom -- and the obligation -- to be on email at work all day is a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, if you have a question for Joe in HR, you can usually expect him to have read your email within the next hour or two. Whether he responds is another story.). Email is then a distraction, welcome or not. The abuse of reply-all?
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
    [Work] 4 Ways to Unleash Marketing Creativity at Work
    Find a system that works for you—create a file folder of tear sheets and clippings, or pin things to a bulletin board. At work, set aside creative tasks or brainstorming sessions for the end of the day when fatigue has set in. All of its R&D scientists devote that time to working on their own pet projects. the Post-It Note.
  • JILL KONRATH'S FRESH SALES STRATEGIES BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
    [Work] Sales Objection: "We're Already Working with Another Company"
    Then they invariable say, "We already work with another company for that." Unless your product or service is truly groundbreaking, you should always assume that your prospect is already working with a competitor. Share a Case Study: "In our work with other medical device firms, we've found some gaps in how they were handling things.
  • MARKETRI  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014
    [Work] Why Isn’t My B2B Marketing Working?
    Here are the top 10 reasons your B2B marketing is not working: You mistake “collateral” for “marketing”: Inexperienced in-house marketers who don’t have someone to train or guide them accumulate a massive amount of print and online marketing collateral and promotional items. if you are unsure.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Work] Work Together, Not Apart: A Bird’s Eye View of Content Marketing Collaboration
    To illustrate this philosophy at work, let’s take a look at a few recent examples of the KoMarketing team collaborating both internally and externally: Internal Collaboration. For our team, this type of work requires an “all hands on deck” approach to successfully place content on relevant industry sites. Bear with me here.).
  • VIDYARD  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016
    [Work] 8 Non-Work Related Exercises to Strengthen Your Marketing Muscles
    But what about when you’re not working? Are there things you can do that won’t feel like work (since who wants to work 24/7? Promise, they won’t be too much work, and you could even have fun! 1. You can think about what’s working and what doesn’t work. Follow industry blogs. Learn from a mentor. Ask why.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016
    [Work] 8 TED Talks About Work/Life Balance That'll Change the Way You Think
    Everyone and their mother seems to have a strong opinion about work-life balance. Others argue that the concept of "balancing" your work and your life, which implies that the two are on par with one another, is plain old wrong. Curious what the smartest people out there have to say about work-life balance?
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015
    [Work] Getting Your First 100 Customers: Strategies That Work
    The post Getting Your First 100 Customers: Strategies That Work appeared first on B2B Marketing Insider. Ok I realize I usually and generally deal with and write about brands that are way beyond their first 100 customers. It can take a great deal of groundwork and preparation, not to mention money and sweat, to locate and capture them. As Ms.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015
    [Work] How Ad Blocking Works: Everything You Need to Know
    There's a fair amount of confusion around what ad blocking applications are, how they work on iPhones and iPads with iOS 9, how they affect websites, and what marketers like us should do about them. How Do Ad Blockers Work? Here's what we recommend. 1) Evaluate how well your ads are actually working for your audience. But alas.
  • VIEWPOINT  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016
    [Work] How to Turn Sales Leads into Revenue, Not Just Work
    Marketing’s responsibility is to work with sales to identify the challenges or pain points of their target audience and create tailored content to speak to those challenges. Post lead follow-up, sales should give marketing feedback on what content or offers worked, and what didn’t. Find the Pain. Qualify Your Lead. Sales Leads
  • BIZIBLE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
    [Work] Attribution Heat Map: Where the Most Advanced B2B Marketers Work Today
    The B2B marketing attribution scene has been expanding across the US over the past few years. More and more B2B companies are realizing its unique and transformational benefits as they seek to track marketing’s direct impact on revenue. The heat map below shows the concentration of attribution users across the United States. click to view larger).
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
    [Work] Six Seconds? Bah. YouTube Says Long Videos Sometimes Work Better
    We caught up with Pappas to talk about what’s going on at YouTube and get some tips on how brands can best work with the platform. Miniature video has been in the news a lot lately, thanks to Twitter’s Vine app where you make six-second movies, and Instagram’s new 15-second video feature. But the channel didn’t get much traction.”.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Work] Web Design 101: How HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Work
    Ever wondered how computer programming works, but haven''t done anything more complicated on the web than upload a photo to Facebook? Markup languages work in the same way as you just did when you labeled those content types, except they use code to do it -- specifically, they use HTML tags, also known as "elements." But you can!
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
    [Work] How Lead Scoring and Nurturing Work Together
    The post How Lead Scoring and Nurturing Work Together appeared first on Marketing Action Blog - Act-On. Any outreach strategy can be overdone, including nurturing. Lead scoring can help. What’s lead scoring? Attending a webinar could be an indication of strong interest or intent in your industry; if so it should get a high score. Actions.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
    [Work] Data Proving Your Work BFF Is the Best [Infographic]
    According to LinkedIn’s Relationships @Work Study , having strong personal relationships with our coworkers is essential for a happy, productive, and fulfilling professional life. Work Relationship Statistics. Got your own work BFF? And don''t forget to share it with your workplace BFFs.). Tweet This Stat ).
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013
    [Work] 'Being Full of Sh*t Doesn't Work Anymore'
    It’s not to say that advertising doesn’t work. Some ads work extraordinarily well and can do extraordinary things. There’ll always be a case study about a cool ad that really works, but for every one of those, there are thousands that are failures. But being full of s**t doesn’t work anymore. Q. How has the movie done? A.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
    [Work] The Art of Being a Great Coworker: 13 Ways to Improve Your Work Relationships
    Think about it: If you work 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, that's over 2,000 hours a year spent with the same people -- give or take a vacation or two , of course. This makes building positive relationships with the people you work with a priority -- or in some cases, a means of survival. well, you get the point. Want more on this?
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014
    [Work] Great work with Find New Customers client Mintigo yesterday
    Yesterday, I was working with their content marketing expert, Sophia Wong.  I told Sophia about the Salesforce.com blog post publishing on October 20th called “ The Importance of Attitude.” Soon she emailed me that my advice worked and their infographic published at VentureBeat.   The DNA of Salesforce Users.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016
    [Work] 11 Useful Photoshop Tutorials That'll Help You Work Faster
    Created by the Adobe Photoshop team, this tutorial feels more like a free webinar class: You have a friendly teacher who shows you the basics of how Photoshop works with Adobe Bridge, and then shows you ten basic techniques to get you going. There’s no doubt that Photoshop is an incredibly powerful tool for marketers. Time: 46 min.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
    [Work] Google Universal Search – what works?
    Three things work today. Now that link-building, the backbone of the search marketing industry is gone, what will happen?  Time to fire your search marketing company, I think.) In order of importance: Videos. Images. Seems the blog is no longer a nice to have. Thank God Fearless Competitor is so popular!
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013
    [Work] How to Create Content Maps That Actually Work in Sales Lead Generation
    How to Create Content Maps That Actually Work in B2B Demand Generation. This is how to create content maps that actually work (and how not to). The post How to Create Content Maps That Actually Work in Sales Lead Generation appeared first on Fearless Competitor. Content is critical in B2B sales lead generation. Evaluation.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
    [Work] How I Work with Jeff Ogden of Find New Customers
    Matt Heinz of Heinz Marketing.contacted me about his How I Work series and he asked me to answer a series of questions. Periodically moving forward we will feature a new B2B sales, marketing or business leader here answering what have become the standard “ How I Work ” questions. That process really works and I recommend it highly.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
    [Work] The Science Behind Why Native Ads Work [Infographic]
    Publishers and brands need another option that works, and that's why native advertising has become the shining star of the industry. But why exactly do native ads work so well, compared to other media formats? This post originally appeared on HubSpot's Agency Post. To read more content like this, subscribe to Agency Post. Media
  • CONTENTLY  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
    [Work] Infographic: How Much of Your Workday Do You Spend Actually Working?
    How many hours are you going to spend at work today? Here’s a better question: How many of those hours will you actually  work ? Are you reading this article instead of working? ” It turns out that most of us spend more than 40 percent of our days doing non-work tasks. Like this one. That’s okay!).
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012
    [Work] Our Home Page Work-Over at Find New Customers
    As the  Fearless Competitor , I believe we should all work hard and play hard. I cannot wait to redo the home page of Find New Customers – simple, few words and a clear call to action. It will be beautiful too, just like CopyBlogger. What do you think? Are the changes good or did I prune too deeply? After (28 Words). Before (550 words).
  • HUBSPOT  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016
    [Work] Working Late? Here Are 21 Tips to Make Your Nights More Productive
    Every so often, though, you’ll have a counterproductive day at work and need to pick up the slack before bed. But this situation raises an important question: If you’re going to stay up late working, how do you stay productive? 21 Tips to Stay Productive When You're Working at Night. 1) Practice yoga or meditation. 14) Stand up.
  • B2B MARKETING TRACTION  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Work] B2B Marketers: Is Your Online Brand Working?
    According to analyst Sheryl Pattek of Forrester Research , by the time Business-to-Business (B2B) buyers engage with you online, they are 60% or more done with their buying process. It’s critical to have a strong presence online to attract buyers and then to engage with impact as they make their decision. How do you get there?
  • SAZBEAN  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
    [Work] A Story of Team Work, Community Support & Fun #ignitedetroit
    Group Working as a Team Like any event, this one took a lot of team work to get it off the ground with a lot of discussions via email and in person. Sometimes when you work in a group, certain people will take over and others will sit back. special thank you also to all the volunteers that helped make our event work so well!
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Work] How to Network Successfully on Google Plus. Are You Networking or is it not Working?
    Peg shares her professional experience working day to day in the trenches of social media, marketing, and blogging. Are You Networking or is it not Working? Networking on social media is a crucial element of success. Enter networking! Peg is a social media strategist, writer, and speaker. Social media is her passion. And her job.
  • JUNTA 42  |  SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016
    [Work] This Week in Content Marketing: Long-Form Content Actually Works on Smartphones
    Multichannel networks contend with ad buyer fatigue (24:49): Some ad buyers are starting to wonder whether working with multichannel networks (MCNs) is worth all the trouble. The post This Week in Content Marketing: Long-Form Content Actually Works on Smartphones appeared first on Content Marketing Institute. by 2020. Sponsor (37:34).
  • SAZBEAN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Work] Facebook Works for B2B Too
    by Dennis Yu The post Facebook Works for B2B Too appeared first on Sazbean. facebook engancha (Photo credit: Wikipedia) As a Business-to-Business (B2B) company, you may feel like you have to uphold a very professional image, so Facebook doesn’t make sense for you. What about you? We all know the B2B sales cycle is long.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Work] USC Business School predicts Americans will stop working, eating, and having sex by 2015
    Media consumed while at work is not included.” You mean if we counted content consumed during working hours, that number would be even higher? Oh wait … we don’t have time for work any way because we’re going to be playing Farmville and Watching Duck Dynasty 15.5 So between consuming content for 15.5
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2016
    [Work] From Coffee Shops to Cat Videos: 12 Unexpected Productivity Hacks That Actually Work
    suppose what I'd really meant was that all I did was work: I got to work early, worked through lunch, broke for dinner, and then proceeded to sign back online to wrap a few things up after that. Many of us have this distorted idea of productivity where the more hours you put in, the more work you put out. What gives?
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