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One Big Reason Your Email Marketing Fails: It’s Not Responsive

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A large percentage of your email recipients will open your email on their mobile device. Here’s one critical thing you need to do to make sure they read it! Many businesses missed Google’s algorithm change that requires your website be responsive in order to rank well on searches.

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Getting Visual with Your B2B Marketing: Pinterest or Instagram?

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A client recently asked me which visual social media platform should they choose – Instagram or Pinterest. I didn’t have a quick answer, because, well, it depends.

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Just When You Think You Know B2B Marketing, The Millennials Are Here

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You did the research. You wrote the plan. You know where your B2B target audience gets information and how they buy, right? Not so fast. Just when you think you know your B2B buying audience; it’s changed.

How to Get Marketing Results from LinkedIn Group Discussions

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There is an art to getting followers and engagement on social media platforms like LinkedIn. Here is what has changed and what you need to do to get results. A colleague recently emailed me a question about how to get results from social media.

The Marketing Landscape: Where Data and Content Merge

Understand the importance of good data and good content and how they work together to help your marketing efforts.

B2B Marketers: If You Fail to Plan, You Are Planning to Fail

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So I’m going to say it again. If you want your marketing to work, you have to first plan it, and then you have to execute the plan. Simple, right? You’d be surprised how many businesses fail to write a marketing plan.

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3 New Promotional Product Campaign Ideas for Your B2B Marketing

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Are you wondering if promotional products or giveaways make a difference? Here are three thoughtful promotional campaign ideas to make your marketing stand out.

Why The Most Effective B2B Marketing Tactic May Surprise You

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With all the news and hype about content marketing these days, you would think it’s one of the most effective marketing tactics for B2B marketing, if not the most effective. But, it’s not.

Case Study: Getting Results with Social Media Marketing

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Still on the fence about social media marketing? Here are actual results one of our clients got when we added social media to their marketing mix. In June of last year, I worked with one of my clients to improve their marketing.

Make No Mistake: How Worst-Practices Derail Successful ABM Efforts

This Quick Study Slide Show from Node identifies the common mistakes of ABM executions and offers practical advice to help teams avoid them.

3 Scary Truths about WordPress to Keep You Up at Night

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The advent of open source, templated WordPress websites that non-programmers can create and maintain has been revolutionary. But beware, there are some very scary things that can go on behind the scenes you need to know about and prevent!

Positioning is Key Factor for Social Media (and All Marketing) Success

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If you’re in a market that is growing, even starting to consolidate into a mature market, what is the one key factor that will make you successful in social media? It’s strategic positioning. Strong and consistent positioning is the key to marketing success.

3 Questions to Answer before You Click Send on Your B2B Marketing Email

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Email marketing is easy, right? You decide on a message, create the email using one of many email programs, send a test for review and, when it looks good, hit send! Right? Wrong. A few days ago I got an email from a company announcing their name change.

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Should You Trust LinkedIn with Your CRM Data?

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In the last two years, LinkedIn has quietly added fields and features that can help you manage your contact relationships on LinkedIn. This blog post shows you how that works and what pros and cons of you should consider in trusting your valuable data to LinkedIn.

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Spark New Results from Your B2B Marketing at Mid-Year

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If you haven’t quite gotten to the marketing you planned earlier in the year, it’s not too late. Here are questions to answer and actions to take to get your marketing back on track. First, know that it’s OK to start or restart marketing. Marketing can be challenging.

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.

Google Mobilegeddon: Don’t Panic, Here’s What You Need to Know

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Google changed their search engine algorithm to favor mobile friendly websites. But don’t let a web developer or SEO vendor sell you a bill of goods as a solution. Here’s what you need to know.

3 Tips for Creating Great Posts on LinkedIn and Facebook

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It’s easy to add an update on LinkedIn and Facebook, right? Not so fast! The mechanics seem easy, but making your update effective (eye-catching, compelling, and engaging) is not as easy. Here’s how to do it right. Include an image or photo with your update.

Another Big Reason B2B Marketing Fails: Failure to Engage

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You have a business that sells to other businesses, so you plan to keep your marketing business-like. You don’t want to annoy your target audience of business people with fluffy marketing, right? You have a great product or service. You actually have a marketing budget.

7 Ways to Get Better Results from Your B2B eNewsletter

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You send a regular eNewsletter, but are you getting results? Read this post to find out how to increase the return on your investment in time and money on your newsletter. Set clear objectives for your eLetter. What do you want to accomplish with your eLetter?

7 Common Marketing Mistakes and strategies to avoid them

This white paper addresses the 7 most common challenges marketers hit when marketing products, solutions, or services and offers proven advice on how to avoid these missteps and improve the success of your marketing efforts.

6 Ways Competitive Analysis Benefits Your B2B Marketing

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In today’s fast-moving business-to-business world, competitive analyses can yield surprising benefits. Here are some of the ways a competitive analysis can help your B2B marketing. Identify what kind of marketplace your business competes in. Is your industry new and fragmented?

B2B Marketers Must Be Transparent to Build Trust

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Doing business today requires transparency, which builds trust with your customers and partners. It leads to increased business, since people buy from people they know, like and trust. Last night I attended Peter Coffee’s Annual Tech Update at the AITP Chapter meeting in Los Angeles.

Content Marketing: How This Software Company Achieved More with Less

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A majority of B2B marketers still haven’t adopted content marketing even though there is proof that it works. Learn why and how a software company doubled organic traffic to their website and increased leads with less content marketing.

Where in the Product Lifecycle is SEO?

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If you’re just now thinking that it might be a good time to invest in SEO, you should proceed with caution. SEO developed slowly over time, but as an “industry,” it’s now in decline.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

If you are a marketer who needs to generate more high-quality leads that will turn into sales opportunities and revenue, register now for this special event that will show you how to get started and moving in a profitable direction.

30 Creative Ideas for Your B2B Video Marketing

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According to eMarketer , adults spend (on average) five and a half hours on video content every day. It’s time to produce some videos to help your prospective customers learn about what you do. It seems easy to come up with ideas for videos for consumer products.

How to Increase Customer Loyalty through B2B Marketing

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Many B2B marketers get so caught up in new lead generation, their marketing and communications to existing customers can fall by the wayside. Now we have more tools to stay in front of our customers, keep them engaged and increase their loyalty.

11 B2B Website Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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Since 1998 we’ve developed many successful business-to-business websites that generate leads and revenues for our clients, and we’ve also seen how B2B websites can go terribly wrong. Here are eleven website mistakes and tips on how to avoid them.

Your Baby’s Ugly and Other Difficult Things Marketing Consultants Have to Tell Clients

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A good marketing consultant delivers solutions, implementation and results. But sometimes we have to deliver some not-so-pleasant news to clients. Here are a few of the top “bad news” messages marketers have to deliver and how to present them as painlessly as possible.

30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

Trust, support, and transparency: that's what your target buyer really wants. These 30 findings show the path from respect, to relationship, to business win.

Don’t Make Me Play Whack-a-Mole with your Marketing Popups

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Today successful marketing programs include automation and technology. But it’s important to remember that marketing systems and tools don’t ensure success. It’s the quality of the content and user experience that make a difference.

Do LinkedIn Endorsements Drive You Crazy?

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Do your connections endorse you for skills you don’t even have? Do you wonder how these endorsements get on your LinkedIn profile? Do you want to turn off LinkedIn endorsements altogether?

Why LinkedIn is a No-Brainer for your B2B Social Media Marketing

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Still haven’t dipped your toe into business-to-business social media marketing waters? Here is the easiest and most foolproof way to get started. A professional services company found me online last week and inquired about my outsource marketing services.

5 Creative Ways B2B Marketers Can Use Twitter’s Vine

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I don’t know much about Vine, and I like it already. Here’s why – have you ever NOT watched a video because all you want is the few seconds that show you how to do the thing, and the video is 4 minutes long? That’s what I’m talking about.

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale.

3 of My Favorite Strategic Marketing Models

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Tweet. Blog entry excerpted from the Marketing chapter written by Jennifer Beever in The Book on Business from A to Z. I have several favorite tools and models for analyzing a client’s marketing strategy.

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Discipline and a Plan Are Keys for Success in Content Marketing

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Content marketing requires strategy and discipline for successful results. I recommend creating a strategic plan and schedule for execution. For success in content marketing, you need to be strategic and disciplined.

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What Marketing Content Works Best for B2B eNewletters?

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Deciding what kind of content to include in your B2B eNewsletter isn’t easy. It’s a challenge to stand out when your prospects’ email inboxes are overflowing with hundreds – maybe thousands – of emails begging for their attention.

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Why B2B Marketers Must Pull Up From Boring Product Marketing

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I’m still seeing a real reluctance on the part of many B2B businesses to get human with their marketing and really tell their story. For too long, B2B marketers have put products and services first, believing that all they had to do was “build it and they will come.”

Increase Marketing ROI 10X and Prove It

See how a marketing team demonstrated 10X ROI and increased sales by 35% with marketing automation.