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My First Award!

Content Marketing for BI

have written several Verizon white papers for my client Pivot Communications (who is terrific to work with by the way). APEX 2011 is the 23rd annual awards program put on by Communications Concepts recognizing excellence in publications work by professional communicators. There were over 3300 submissions in 11 categories. Apex handed out both Awards of Excellence and Grand Awards.

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Make Your Marketing Program Blossom in 2012

Content Marketing for BI

The flower works on healing the wound and getting back on track. Some have since generated paid work! Make Your Marketing Program Blossom in 2012 I love January 1 st ! The noise of Christmas settles down and life promises to get back to normal— whatever that is! But the New Year brings new possibilities. It brings hope and the promises of new and not so new passions. Take a risk.

Read Two Fun Case Studies Delivered to My Client

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Read Two Fun Case Studies Delivered to My Client Been working on a couple case studies for my good client, Strategy Companion. Thought you might enjoy reading them! Sbarro Case Study. CapGemini Case Study. AMC - Content Marketing for BI and High Tech - Freelance Marketer for High Tech with a focus on BI. BI Case Studies Portfolio

Who is Your Real Customer—IT or the Business?

Content Marketing for BI

Employees use their personal devices for work productivity. It used to be that if you were selling technology, you talked to IT. They were the ones who understood and controlled the role of technology, and they knew how to select a product that would support the business needs and still fit within the technical architecture. Then things began to shift. It’s not an either/or.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Ambal Balakrishnan, Head of Marketing and Strategy, Click Documents [link] B2B Marketing Trends for 2016 9 Take Content Marketing to the Next Level Get Over Our Fear of Video 75% of executives watch work-related videos at least once a week, and. get granular with marketing tactics and messages, and plan tactics based on what is likely to work in the. B2B Marketing. know which half."

Holiday Thanks to my Clients

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Since the start of the year, I’ve had steady work  that’s even meant often working weekends and evenings. look forward to working with all of you again. With deadlines looming, it’s easy to remain heads down and not take a moment to reflect on the year. So, I’m taking a few minutes to look back and send my thanks to some wonderful clients. Biometrics.

Who Am I? Regularly Revisiting Your Brand

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Do your design and colors work? would love to find examples you think exemplify a good brand definition – and would love to see examples you think don’t work and why! As the New Year approaches, it’s a good time to take a step back and ask a fundamental question, “Who am I?” I don’t mean this from a personal perspective, though that is always helpful, too. Customers’ needs change.

The New MDM-It’s Not What You Think!

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Don’t even get me started on the whole global warming (weirding) topic!) I’ve often written about corporate sustainability and am enjoying the work I’m doing with Honeywell on marketing their energy management solutions. In doing that work, and some work for one of my other clients, Verizon Business, I’ve been able to learn a lot about energy, including the new “smart grid.”

Organize Passion Create a Movement

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The beauty of organizing passion to create a movement is that it can work for both non-profit and for-profit causes. Essentially, it works like this: Tell a story that resonates with people who want to hear it. I recently watched a Ted Talk video of Seth Godin discussing tribes. No longer is it about money or power. It’s about leadership—the ability to organize passion.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Ambal Balakrishnan, Head of Marketing and Strategy, Click Documents [link] B2B Marketing Trends for 2016 9 Take Content Marketing to the Next Level Get Over Our Fear of Video 75% of executives watch work-related videos at least once a week, and. get granular with marketing tactics and messages, and plan tactics based on what is likely to work in the. B2B Marketing. know which half."

Seeing through your customer’s eyes

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The company you work for is great (lucky you). You have a great idea. You turned it into a product. It’s going to solve all kinds of problems. You see it and you want everyone else to see it too. It’s natural. When you’re passionate and proud of something, you want to tell the world. But guess what? Can you repeat the business problems your customers are dealing with – in their own words?

Will Social Media Replace Traditional Marketing?

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While these statistics are interesting, even surprising in some cases, she cautions that they represent what marketers are doing—not necessarily what is working. Social media is on the tip of most every B2B marketer’s tongue these days. They’re wondering which activities they should be participating in. Should we be blogging and tweeting?” Should we have a Facebook page?”

White Paper Format: Fact or Fiction?

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Curious what has worked for you, either as a reader or a marketer. …back to work, got more white papers to write! White papers are still one of the most popular marketing tools for BI and high tech companies, among others. Proof positive is that I just finished my fifth white paper in almost as many weeks. find some long held beliefs about white papers very interesting.

Networking Your Social Media

Content Marketing for BI

Would love to know what’s working for you. Social media is still fairly new and understanding how to connect the various social media tools is not easy. First, this help assumes you have a hosted blog, particularly Wordpress. It’s a little tricky to set up and configure unless you have a geek-streak like me. Let me know and I can help. How do you let the universe know?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Ambal Balakrishnan, Head of Marketing and Strategy, Click Documents [link] B2B Marketing Trends for 2016 9 Take Content Marketing to the Next Level Get Over Our Fear of Video 75% of executives watch work-related videos at least once a week, and. get granular with marketing tactics and messages, and plan tactics based on what is likely to work in the. B2B Marketing. know which half."

Growth is Not Always Optional

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Like a flower that has been trampled, I struggled to sprout again. I’m finally back to work and have finished the launch of my newly redesigned website. Yes, my posts have been sparse these last 6 months, I admit. The carousel of life threw me off, and when I tried to jump back off it threw me off again, whirling so fast it took a while to catch up and jump back on.

Growth is Not Always Optional

Content Marketing for BI

Like a flower that has been trampled, I struggled to sprout again. I’m finally back to work and have finished the launch of my newly redesigned website. Yes, my posts have been sparse these last 6 months, I admit. The carousel of life threw me off, and when I tried to jump back off it threw me off again, whirling so fast it took a while to catch up and jump back on.

An Example of Creating Customer Passion

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They have a full-time web analytics/search marketing manager who provides input into the web design, helps with web testing, and works to rise Tableau to the top of search results. 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.

An Example of Creating Customer Passion

Content Marketing for BI

They have a full-time web analytics/search marketing manager who provides input into the web design, helps with web testing, and works to rise Tableau to the top of search results. 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.

Product Selling is Dead

Content Marketing for BI

What are we doing to help build trust and likeability? I’m working with a client and made a suggestion to him that I think was a completely foreign concept: offer some valuable content or tool that has absolutely no mention of your product. thought by now, every sales organization practiced solution selling-but I was wrong. It’s been around for a long time.

Product Selling is Dead

Content Marketing for BI

What are we doing to help build trust and likeability? I’m working with a client and made a suggestion to him that I think was a completely foreign concept: offer some valuable content or tool that has absolutely no mention of your product. thought by now, every sales organization practiced solution selling-but I was wrong. It’s been around for a long time.

If We Can't Laugh at Ourselves…

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If we’re not working on a corporate marketing team, we’re trying to find and convince prospects to use our services, trying to stay up with the latest social media trends, and competing with thousands of other independent marketers or agency marketing teams. Marketers today are spending a lot of energy trying to do more with less. My marketing friends need a good belly laugh.”.

If We Can't Laugh at Ourselves…

Content Marketing for BI

If we’re not working on a corporate marketing team, we’re trying to find and convince prospects to use our services, trying to stay up with the latest social media trends, and competing with thousands of other independent marketers or agency marketing teams. Marketers today are spending a lot of energy trying to do more with less. My marketing friends need a good belly laugh.”.

Communicating CSR: Are you ready?

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I still remember my first Earth Day, which was also THE first Earth Day in 1970. I was in 4 th grade (go ahead, do the math… I’ll wait). Preventing littering was about as much as I understood about being environmentally responsible and its relation to Earth Day. Since then, there has been a fair amount of progress, though not near enough, in the almost 40 years since Earth Day started.

The Social Media Marketing Wormhole

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Whereas my daughter and her generation are learning and experiencing this new world for the first time, most of us bring the baggage and resistance to change what used to work before. A few weeks ago, I told of my college daughter’s tale of woe. After 17 years of schooling, she’s about to be thrust into the real world and doesn’t feel ready. No more “build it and they will come” websites.

The Buzz about Social Media Marketing

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Looks like a fun place to work and fun to do business with. So much buzz about social media marketing (Facebook, Ning, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, LinkedIn), it’s almost tough to separate practical information from the hype. In reading dozens of blogposts on the topic, I recently came across a post by Mac MacIntosh who writes the Sales Lead Insights blog that made me go “hmmm….” Blogs – 24%.

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

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Even so, the “post it and they will come” method doesn’t work very well. 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. Now, it’s sitting there, all shiny, just begging to be read. Now it’s time to make it available and get the word out. The first thought is to add it to the resources section of our company website. We need to do more. Tweet about it. Bonus Section.

How to Make Remote Work Actually Work

Hubspot

One of my favorite things about working remotely -- which I do a few times a month -- is the freedom to get comfortable. When I work from home, I'm usually find myself in one of three positions: sitting up at the table, laying down with my laptop, or buried in a pillow avalanche on my couch. Why is remote work becoming such a big deal? How to Make Remote Work Work.

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How to reach your customers at work or at home

Biznology

On the flip side, consumer marketers can use the capability to broaden the profile of their targets—where they work, their titles, schools attended, past employers, their LinkedIn URL, and maybe even their business email address—all kinds of data points that provide additional insight and access. Offer business people consumer products based on their work status. Like this post?

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Getting Big Data to Actually Work

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Most marketers I talk with today say they are drowning in data. But in reality data they really want sits in disparate systems throughout the organization. Or if their company has invested big money in a traditional data warehouse, the results have fallen short of expectations. This is not just my opinion. And only a small percentage reported effective data management practices.

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Does Paid Social Media Work?

It's All About Revenue

Wondering what works for other businesses? It's Friday Five time and this week's topic is Social Media. New Research Reveals Paid Social Media Effectiveness. Do you know where to spend your social media marketing dollars? In this article you’ll discover recent insights on the effectiveness of paid social media marketing. Read the full story on Social Media Examiner.

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Crafting content that works

Biznology

For too many marketers, content marketing doesn’t work. Here’s a guide to crafting content that really does work. If you can weave a narrative through the individual items you publish and through your work as a whole, you’ll grab your audience’s attention in a way few other approaches can match. The post Crafting content that works appeared first on Biznology. It should.

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How Experiential Marketing Works: 7 Enlightening Tips

Hubspot

It can work on a number of different levels. We’ll talk more about partnering with other brands in a bit, but working with other businesses on these initiatives can benefit everyone involved, especially if it enhances the experience and helps you both reach previously untapped audiences. 3) Transform the space. What makes a good story? Is it the happy ending? We sought to find out.

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Infographic: 12 Phrases You Should Never Say at Work

Contently

This will only take a minute, so pay attention. A new infographic about work from Headway Capital lists 12 common statements that you should never say at the office. And if you have other suggestions for what not to say at work, please let us know on Twitter @contently.). The post Infographic: 12 Phrases You Should Never Say at Work appeared first on The Content Strategist.

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Proof that Account-based Marketing Works

ViewPoint

One healthcare IT solutions company with a complex solution and a finite market learned first-hand just how account-based marketing works. When sales and marketing work together to drive revenue (and that takes process for sure) everybody benefits—the prospect/client, the team members, and the organization as a whole. Companies that spend less on their marketing programs and generate better and bigger deals using a super-targeted approach to marketing are using an approach that you might have heard about—account-based marketing. Here’s a specific example for you. More Leads.

Why working in marketing makes you bitchy

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Part of this irritability may stem from the copious amounts of BS shoveled at us each day, but a new “ State of Marketing Work ” report from Workfront points to some other factors. In fact, reading this report, it’s hard to believe you might work in marketing and NOT be kind of a b h. Some of the highlights of the findings include: Marketers now work 45.9 When asked what gets in the way of work the most, marketers say wasteful meetings (62%) and excessive oversight (51%) are the biggest offenders. Work spaces where people are shoulder to shoulder.

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When all the hard work on social media … just doesn’t work

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Nobody has worked harder to build a digital consulting business than Ray. And, it didn’t work. The following post is about the choice I made to leave my company, NewRayCom to work in a Call Center. When social media doesn’t work. thought I had thrown away the last six years working as a digital marketer. And, it didn't work. What went wrong?

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How Google Works [Infographic]

Hubspot

So how does Google actually work? Ever wonder how Google manages to serve you just the content you''re looking for? You put in a few words, and within a few microseconds, you''ve got pages and pages of results ready to address your query. It''s so fast, so accurate, and so comprehensive, it almost seems like magic. Almost. Check it out below: SEO Daily Weekly

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Infographic of the Week: Social Networking at Work

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Simply Zesty brings us some interesting visuals on how social media is seen at work (in the UK…but let’s be honest, it’s probably similar in the US!). Infographics infographic social networking at workA new set of stats show that two out of every three people agree that social media should be banned in the workplace.