Sat.Oct 15, 2011 - Fri.Oct 21, 2011

Are there any ethical bloggers left out there?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

With your kind support, {grow} has become a fairly popular blog. With this distinction, I’m deluged with requests to do sponsored posts (companies offering to pay for their promotional content to show up as a blog post).

5 ways to use social media for solution marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

It’s easy to get caught up in the buzz, and the hype, around social media. I’ve been working with many B2B companies to help them figure out when and how to use social media in their business. The answer is always a bit different depending on the product or service.

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B2B and B2C Marketing Automation: Understanding the Differences

Customer Experience Matrix

As you might have guessed from my recent list of B2C marketing automation systems , I’ve recently been spending some time helping consumer marketers to select vendors. This is more a return than a departure: although I’ve written mostly about B2B systems for the past few years, my earlier work was largely in consumer marketing. Like any traveler, I’ve returned home with some new perspectives. Here are some observations - consumer marketers have to build databases; B2B marketers don’t.

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Swabbing the Decks of the Titanic: Why You Should Learn Programming

B2B Memes

Last week journalism professor Matt Waite wrote a blog post worrying about the typical defeatist reaction of journalism students when faced with a coding challenge, whether in HTML, JavaScript, or other language: “I can’t do this,” they tell him. This is impossible. I’ll never get this.”

The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

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3 Steps to Making Change Happen

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this People don’t change, right? This fundamental assumption is often what stops potentially great marketers from seeing success. How could we ever convince anyone to change their entrenched habits?

All Media Will Be Social Media

Digital B2B Marketing

This is a forward looking opinion post on the potential future of digital marketing. The future of digital media is social. With the far-reaching tentacles of Google and Facebook, no digital marketer will be able to approach marketing without engaging in some form of social media. Today, companies can choose to ignore social media. Although they cannot stop the conversation, they can ignore the conversation that is happening elsewhere. In the future, social media will be harder to ignore.

Webinar Replay: 2012 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report Reveals How Marketers Can Transform Mounting Pressure, Challenges into Revenue

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet Warning: If you watch only the first few minutes of this webinar, you might get discouraged about the state of marketing today. However, if you watch the webinar through the end, you’re going to be excited about marketing’s potential for driving more revenue than ever before.

The 3 P’s of B2B Lead Generation: People, Process, Platforms

NuSpark

When people ask me what I do, I usually give them my standard 15-second commercial; generate quality inbound leads and shorten sales cycles via lead generation, lead nurturing, and content marketing. I am also active on Google Plus.

Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales.

23 Design, Data Visualization and Presentation Quotes from Edward Tufte

Modern Marketing

by Joe Chernov | Tweet this Infographics have become a high octane fuel for Eloqua’s content marketing engine. We’re proud that our infographics have been embraced by the B2B marketing community and the broader public, alike. But we know we can do even better. That’s why I recently attended “Presenting Data and Information,” a one-day course taught by the world’s best-known expert in data visualization, Edward Tufte.

All Media Will Be Social Media

Digital B2B Marketing

This is a forward looking opinion post on the potential future of digital marketing. The future of digital media is social. With the far-reaching tentacles of Google and Facebook, no digital marketer will be able to approach marketing without engaging in some form of social media. Today, companies can choose to ignore social media. Although [.]. Social Media conversation delicious Facebook Google integration LinkedIn social media summify

Is the Distinction Between Consumer and B2B Media Still Meaningful?

B2B Memes

Writing this week in Folio: , Matt Kinsman asks “Why Do Consumer Stars So Often Fail to Shine in B-to-B?” It’s no criticism of Kinsman, whose work I admire, that after reading this piece I could only ask in return, “who cares anymore?”. In his article he reflects on the departures of Richard Beckman and Michael Wolff from trade publisher Prometheus Global Media.

Writing Compelling Content: What Drives Your Readers?

Writing on the Web

What Drives Your Readers?" alt=" Writing Compelling Content: What Drives Your Readers?" />. What Drives Your Readers?" width="93" height="110" /> In a recent blog post, Compelling Content: What Are Your Readers’ Hot Buttons? , we explored the top 10 hot buttons and the use of emotional words and phrases to tap into these issues. Here’s another model based on only 4 drivers. 4 Drives in a Nutshell. Driven: How Human Nature Shapes Our Choices (Jossey Bass, 2001), by Harvard professors Paul R.

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

Each year B2B organizations spend more than $5.2 billion on content creation.

5 Reasons Thought Leadership Marketing Matters

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this The more than 1,000 sales and marketing pros heading to Eloqua Experience tomorrow are in for an insightful mix of best practices and big picture strategies. And of those people delivering a big picture talk will be Jeff Ernst , principal analyst at Forrester Research.

Now connecting with the sexiest bloggers is easy

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Klout just got sexy. And I called this one … Unfortunately. A year ago in the first article I wrote about Klout ( Get Ready.

How Dare You Call That Article a Whitepaper?

B2B Marketing Traction

If I see another online article masquerading as a whitepaper, I think I will scream! It is not OK to slap a few paragraphs together, upload the finished document, and invite visitors to your website to “Download Our Whitepaper.” ” It happened a few years ago.

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Are You Telling or Selling?

B2B Marketing Insider

I don’t have much of a post today. I’m sleep-deprived from my newborn ‘s late-night party habits and juggling new projects, old projects and 2012 planning at work. But I do have a question for us all to consider: Are you telling or selling?

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

Facebook Tips for Midsize Businesses

Paul Gillin

With Facebook presenting a tempting target of 800 million potential customers, small businesses are flocking to social network as a fast and easy way to generate business.

The Rise of the Marketing Nerds

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this If Mike Hilton is a nerd, he’s the kind of nerd you envy. He was a co-Founder of the fast-growing Concur, the CEO for a time and the CTO later. These days, he runs Worldwide Marketing for the automated travel and expense service company.

Are Community Forums Good for Manufacturers and Industrial Companies?

Industrial Marketing Today

Blogging and mainstream social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube get all the attention these days. What about good ol’ community forums? Community forums have been around a lot longer than the newer social media channels.

Inbound Marketing the Way God Intended

Biznology

Image via Wikipedia. Last week I asked my management team if what we do at Abraham Harrison is inbound marketing.

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.

Meet the growtoonists Kacy Maxwell and Joey Strawn

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

During a recent visit to Nashville I had the opportunity to catch up with two of my favorite guys for the very first time — the growtoonists! Kacy Maxwell and Joey Strawn add a fun and unique flavor to {grow} each Friday with their nutty social media cartoons.

Who Won an Eloqua Markie Award

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Phew! What a night. There were cheers, screams and “OMG-I-can’t-believe-it”s. Achieving finalists status for the Markie Awards is tough enough. Winning is especially special.

Real-World Results from Web Presence Optimization

Webbiquity

My last post, What is Web Presence Optimization, and Why Should I Care? laid out the definition of and rationale for a web presence optimization (WPO) strategy. But what do the real-world results look like?

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Alinean Introduces Interactive Content Connectors for CRM / Marketing Automation Integration

The ROI Guy

Lead Generation Checklist

You spend a lot of time, energy, and money doing lead generation to capture leads but it's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure.

Hot Air Balloon Craftsmanship

Marketing Craftmanship

Denny Fleck -- Hot Air Balloon Craftsman. When he was 21 years-old, Denny Fleck took his first hot air balloon ride. He was hooked for life.

The Anatomy of an Effective Facebook Business Page

Hubspot

Successful inbound marketers understand the value of an effective Facebook presence complete with an engaging business page that attracts a lot of 'Likes' (By the way, have you liked HubSpot on Facebook yet? ;o).

What to Expect at Eloqua Experience

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Today’s the day. Eloqua Experience 2011 kicks off after much anticipation. We’ve already detailed a breakdown of who is attending the event.

B2B Marketer: Are You a Hedgehog or a Fox?

B2B Marketing Traction

In business there are hedgehogs and there are foxes. I believe the concept applies to marketers, too. In the book Good to Great , Jim Collions wrote that great companies acted more like hedgehogs – simple, dowdy creatures that know one thing and stick to it.

A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

Content Marketing is essential for anyone who wants continued success and growth.