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B2B Search Marketing: 5 Must-Read Tips - Online Marketing Blog

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Online Marketing Blog TopRank's internet marketing blog on the intersection of social media, digital public relations and search engine marketing.

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Research shows small business owners struggle with Twitter

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The latest research report from Business.com shows that small business owners are still trying to figure out Twitter … but those who do are seeing an advantage. The expansive report covering 1,711 small business decision makers showed that of all the social media channels, Twitter was the least-used.

Making Sense Out of All this Data!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Ok I admit it I am a bit of a data geek but I cant help myself when I see stats like this in a recent study titled How Much Information? 2009 Report on American Consumers. zettabytes of total information used by Americans in their homes far exceeds storage or transmission capacity.

The Elves Are Making Appointments and Leads

Smashmouth Marketing

We hear this all the time, even from our own reps when they are having a slow week: "December is terrible for lead gen. End of year and the holidays.". True, people have other things on their minds.

7 Inspiring B2B Marketing Campaigns

Must-See Examples of Marketing Success That You Can Replicate.

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Making Sense Out of All this Data!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Ok I admit it I am a bit of a data geek but I cant help myself when I see stats like this in a recent study titled How Much Information? 2009 Report on American Consumers 3.6 zettabytes of total information used by Americans in their homes far exceeds storage or transmission capacity.

Facebook —Wake up! You’re a business, now act like one!

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Neicole Crepeau is among the smartest bloggers on my social media radar. Imagine my surprise when out of the blue she sent me this email: “Your blog made me think about some things and I’ve written an article for you. Here it is.&# Isn’t that cool?

Whither Web Content?

The Content Factor

Since the story about AOL's pay-to-play model broke last week, several more stories in the blogosphere raise the question, "What's happening to web content?"This This post on the SEOmoz blog, "Great Content Equals Great Rankings, Right? Wrong." is followed by a long string of comments where quite a few SEO pros argue that content is not king--links are king; quality content doesn't drive.

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ClickLaunch: Bob Gilbreath's The Next Evolution of Marketing

Ambal's Amusings

The old interruptive model of marketing doesn’t work. We know that. So, how do we marketers make meaningful connections with our customers through marketing that is truly valuable to their lives?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

25 B2B marketing thought leaders answer the question "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" The results are amazing insights around content marketing, achieving business results, alignment, employee advocacy, new technologies, customer experience and more.

Social CMO – Will CMO’s miss this opportunity?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

CMO’s have one of the most unique opportunities in front of them that they have ever had and I wonder if they will be able to capitalize on it. Naturally some will and some won’t but those that do have a shot a re-writing the charter for ALL CMO’s going forward. Let me explain ….

Falling in love with Skynet

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

One of the great themes of our “social media future&# discussion was “privacy&# and the ultimate stand we hope people would take to keep companies (like the mythical Skynet) from abusing personal data. I thought a lot about this and Easter Island came to mind.

Why B2B marketing will become more visual, vocal, and mobile

Chris Koch

The mobile phone has long been an object of affection and obsession for people who like to talk incessantly. But now that mobile phones have become computers that happen to ring, they have become irresistible. There’s something about having this little device in our pocket that makes it so much more personal— dear, even—than any phone or laptop. Desktops?

B2B Marketing Zone’s Best B2B Marketing Posts – 2009

Reachforce

If you aren't already subscribing to the B2B Marketing Zone, you should be. Earlier this week they compiled the Top 80 B2B Marketing Posts for 2009. Be sure to check out the list to find great posts you might have missed this year. Shout out to Amy and Suaad who

Customer Success and Marketing Alignment: The Key to Unlocking Customer Advocacy

Most B2B companies say the customer experience is a priority, but their teams are not prepared or coordinated enough to make this a reality.

Social CMO – Will CMO’s miss this opportunity?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

CMO’s have one of the most unique opportunities in front of them that they have ever had and I wonder if they will be able to capitalize on it. Naturally some will and some won’t but those that do have a shot a re-writing the charter for ALL CMO’s going forward. Let me explain ….

This is the future of social media

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With the dawn of the social web, I can’t think of a more exciting time to be in the field of marketing. But I don’t think we have really seen anything yet! Here are 12 developments I believe we will witness in the future … and probably sooner than you think.

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Score One For Old School Marketing

The Content Factor

Jonathan Weber's interesting story about how that coolest of social media companies--Apple--relies on old media marketing techniques is well worth reading. According to Weber, Apple doesn't tweet, use facebook or do any of those other cool things. They do buy a lot of television, magazine pages and billboards, however

What Trips a SPAM Filter? – B2B Marketing and Sales Tip #272

Reachforce

In a recent post on Al Iverson’s Spam Resource Blog Al answered a question that I think is extremely interesting (more so is the answer) so I wanted to push some of his post back for The B2B Lead Readers. What, exactly, are spam [content] filters picking up from a generic

7 B2B Marketing Strategies You Need to Know About

As B2B marketers, we know that our buyers' needs are ever-evolving, but it's not just our buyers that are changing.

Social CMO – Will CMO’s miss this opportunity?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

CMO’s have one of the most unique opportunities in front of them that they have ever had and I wonder if they will be able to capitalize on it. Naturally some will and some won’t but those that do have a shot a re-writing the charter for ALL CMO’s going forward.

The Importance of Powerful Visuals in Content Marketing

Ambal's Amusings

Content isn’t just about text anymore. In fact, too much text can harm your efforts to engage an audience. With peoples’ shortening attention spans, you need to think visually, and use powerful visuals to attract and connect with your audience. People now post over 14 million photos a day on Facebook. Video content isn’t far behind. Easy-to-use cameras, video cameras and cell phones make it incredibly easy to shoot pictures and record video, and then share it online.

Fixing the Crisis in Marketing

Everything Technology Marketing

I ran across an interesting blog post " The Crisis in Marketing " by Erik Bower from MarketBright where he talks about current Marketing methodologies not keeping pace with the pressures in today’s business environments: volatile markets, pressure to prove marketing's impact on sales pipeline, reduced budgets and headcounts, new tactics such as social media, etc.

The "new" AOL is trying to become a pay-to-play content company

The Content Factor

Last week the Wall Street Journal broke a story about AOL and CEO Tim Armstrong's new strategy to create a content company that is more attuned to what people are searching for and what advertisers want to promote. The plan is to create a network of freelancers that will write copy based on popular searches. Much of the freelancers' compensation will be based on how many times the content is

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

Seven Infectious Diseases of B2B Marketing — And Their Cures: Branderhea

Reachforce

Kathryn Roy, marketing consultant and friend of The B2B Lead, has a great eBook, Seven Infectious Diseases of B2B Marketing — And Their Cures, that we want to share with all of our readers. We will post excerpts that cover the diseases one by one but feel free to download

Aberdeen's B2B TeleServices: The 2009 Buyer's Guide

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Technology Marketing Collateral Trends

Everything Technology Marketing

Here is a recent survey report on B2B technology marketing collateral trends from Eccolo Media that you may find interesting: “ Eccolo Media 2009 B2B Technology Collateral Survey Report ”. Key findings in the report: • White papers – especially those that are long on expert content and light on sales jargon – continue to be the No. 1 form of collateral influencing technology purchasers.

More Free Marketing Knowledge

The Effective Marketer

I love the internet. Free stuff abound and sharing is easy. But there is so much out there that deciding on what to read is a job in itself. That's why I liked when the Modern B2B Marketing blog posted a list of must-read B2B marketing

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Flip My Funnel - Guide To B2B Account Based Marketing

As modern B2B marketers, we have been lucky enough to witness some of the most dramatic shifts in marketing strategies and technologies.

Twin Cities Top 10 Titans in Social Media Announced

WebMarketCentral

Judy Grundstrom at the Just JudyJudyJudy blog yesterday announced the Twin Cities Top Ten Titans In Social Media 2009 , chosen by a distinguished group of judges. It's a very interesting list.

16 Must-Read B2B Marketing Strategy Ebooks

Modern B2B Marketing

B2B marketing is constantly evolving as organizations discover ways to perfect current strategies, new marketing channels emerge, and advanced marketing automation tools are introduced.

Why are You Making it so Hard for People to Mention You in Tweets?

Proteus B2B Marketing Blog

It’s a common practice on Twitter to mention the source of cited content, most often by including a “mention”, the inclusion of the person’s Twitter name, i.e., @twittername. It’s a great thing to do. You get a chance to not only share great content, but to mention the author or contributor. Doing so potentially helps build [.].