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Buzz Marketing for Technology

Trust is hard to come by these days

Buzz Marketing for Technology

For years I have kept tabs on the Edelman Trust barometer report , which comes out every January in Davos. And this year was no exception. After last year I figured this years report could make an excellent gauge of the economy worldwide!

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39 More (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity

The notion of using social media for business has gone from cutting edge to commonplace in an amazingly short time. And for those laggard firms still resisting social media, recent changes by Google now make it all but imperative.

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How B2B Leaders Are Understanding Buyers Better With Behavioral Buyergraphics

Tony Zambito

B2B Buying Process Today © All rights reserved by Kenny Madden. In the business-to-business world, the quest to connect with decision-makers has been and most likely will continue to be the main challenge confronting B2B leaders.

Free eBook: How Buyer Trends Are Impacting the Future of Business Thinking

Tony Zambito

Image via Wikipedia. Recently, I embarked on a series of articles related to buyer trends and how they are changing conventional business thinking as we know it. These series of articles, referenced as Buyerology Trends, highlighted 7 areas of where buyer trends are challenging conventional thinking.

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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.

12 Critical Elements Every Homepage Must Have [Infographic]

Hubspot

If you’re considering a website redesign or are wondering how to generate more leads from your website, there are several critical elements you must never forget to include. Let’s first take a look at the homepage. Ah yes, “thee page of all pages.”

The Battle For Customer Attention

Marketing Insider Group

It used to be so easy. With the right amount of budget and the right Madison Avenue “Mad Men,” any business could reach their target audience. But now, the consumer marketplace is fragmented almost beyond recognition.

The Lament of the Inside Sales Team: Data, Data Everywhere, but Who’s Ready to Buy?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet As the MECLABS Research Partnership analyst team, my colleagues and I speak with professionals who attend our events (like the next month’s MarketingSherpa Email Summit in Las Vegas), purchase our publications, and want more information about how MECLABS can help grow their business.

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7 Tips for a Successful PPC Landing Page

The Point

Where do most paid search (PPC) campaigns succeed or fail? Though it’s typical for marketers to invest more time and legwork in the mechanics of search (keywords, bid strategy, campaign structure), I’d argue that the majority of PPC campaigns are won or lost at the close: the landing page.

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.

Content Marketing Advice: Stop Competing with My Children!

Digital B2B Marketing

Today, marketers are locked in a battle for attention. As individuals, we are flooded with more marketing messages than we can consume. Getting our attention requires something exceptional. To date, the currency that purchases our attention is content.

Page’s Seven Principles of Public Relations Management

Marketing Craftmanship

Arthur W. Page (1883 - 1960). Although Edward Bernays is often characterized (largely through self-promotion) as the “father of public relations,” most serious PR practitioners consider Arthur W.

10 Clever Ways Your Email Signature Can Support Your Marketing

Hubspot

You know that you're a true email marketer if every single one of your emails includes a call-to-action. And I'm not talking about email marketing blasts here. What I have in mind are the individual, personal email messages you send on an everyday basis.

Industrial Marketing Content that Helps Buyers

Industrial Marketing Today

It is very common to find marketing content from manufacturers and industrial companies that is all about how great their products are or that their technology is innovative. Sellers may be too close to the forest to see the trees and firmly believe their marketing content is helpful to their buyers. Buyers can easily find information about your products and that of your competition from their online research.

Why Your 2012 Marketing Plan Needs Tablets

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Does your marketing plan include the iPad? Or the Kindle Fire? Or a Nook? If not, you might want to revisit that marketing plan. The holiday shopping season was a boon for the tablet market. Ownership of tablet computers in the U.S.

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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.

Lights, camera, action: Video helps you stay in touch with customers

Biznology

Image via Wikipedia. One problem that plagues B-to-B sales and marketing is coming up with relevant, timely messages for nurturing customer relationships.

4 Content Marketing Goals for a Coach Website

Writing on the Web

How should content marketing be used on the home page of your website? What makes good website copy?

The Phrenology of the Modern B2B Marketer

Modern Marketing

by Joe Chernov | Tweet this We’ve spent the last few years talking about a concept called digital body language – the ability to use technology to decipher purchase intent from online behavior. Heck, our co-founder Steve Woods literally wrote the book on the subject.) But today we have some really, really exciting news. Eloqua’s ability to decode your prospects’ intent is no longer limited to their body language. Now we can actually see inside their minds. Don’t ask us how.

Patience and Persistence – A Powerful Combination in Marketing

Great B2B Marketing

As has been stated in works ranging from the Bible to the Beatles, there is a time for every purpose. Sometimes the best course is to persist and push through the obstacle and sometimes the best course is to apply a little dose of patience. Here are some examples of when to practice persistence. Be persistent in setting goals for your marketing programs. Better yet, make them intentions. How many unique visitors will you have at your website?

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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.

How to Market to the New Mass of Influencers

Digital B2B Marketing

If cable and online video fragmented TV audiences, then audiences are shattered when everyone produces their own channel or subscribes to a handpicked list of channels produced by their friends, influencers, entertainers and chosen brands. Once upon a time (approximately 1,500 days ago) companies could reach out to influencers individually. They could brief them and spend time with them.

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Why B2B Telemarketing Needs to Change

Tomorrow People

B2b telemarketing is changing. Yet many businesses still rely on the old way of finding new leads and customers - despite the cost and time involved. They’re missing out on more effective telemarketing approaches, using inbound marketing to boost leads and revenue.

Nimble Adds Social Data to CRM

Customer Experience Matrix

I had an intriguing demonstration yesterday from social CRM vendor Nimble. Since “social CRM” could mean just about anything, it’s important to explain what Nimble actually does: it combines traditional contact management with automated access to social media information about those contacts. That might not sound like much, but in practice it’s pretty darn slick. Here’s how it works. Say you’re selling a product related to, oh, circuit boards.

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4 Reasons to Get Recommendations on LinkedIn First

B2B Marketing Traction

Ask your customers for testimonials and recommendations on LinkedIn first. Then you can repurpose them for your print pieces such as one sheets and for your website. In my opinion there is little reason to ask for testimonials outside of LinkedIn.

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.

Five Facebook Tips for Small Businesses

Paul Gillin

Most small businesses are terrible at marketing in general and online marketing in particular. That’s understandable: The founders are usually more passionate about what they do than about promoting themselves.

25 Motivational Sales Quotes

Sales Intelligence View

You all know and love that middle of the afternoon feeling when the coffee seems to wear off and all of life’s endeavors seem to focus on the goal of making it to 5p.m. All future and present employers please disregard that last sentence) One fantastic way to get through this midday funk is to find a really inspiring quote. I often find that tweeting a great little quote will find more retweets and responses than any other tweets.

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31 Fluffy Buzzwords Marketers Overuse and Abuse

Hubspot

Let's be honest—marketers have quite the repetitive vocabulary , and we tend to get in the habit of using the same words obsessively around like-minded people.

5 Google+ Tricks to Dominate Google Search Results

Hubspot

There are a number of ways using Google+ for marketing can have a beneficial impact on your business' search engine optimization efforts. Because Google is so eager to provide plenty of incentives for people to actively use the network, it has tied the platform very closely to all of its Google Search features as well.

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.

Measure Your Social Media ROI with Google Analytics Part 1: Campaign Tagging

EMagine B2B Blog

Google’s induction of “Google Plus Your World” has made B2B marketers everywhere feel compelled (and rightly so) to incorporate social media into their marketing. The question from the corner office often becomes “how do I measure my ROI from social media activity?” ” Believe it or not, it can actually be done, and with Google Analytics. [.]. B2B Web Strategy Google Analytics

Is It Really B2B, Or Something Different All Together?

ViewPoint

Jason Falls is an author, speaker and CEO of Social Media Explorer. He is also co-author of the book No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing , available on Amazon and in bookstores everywhere. Marketing to the business consumer takes a special pedigree.

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6 Ways to Get Booted From Twitter's Search Results

Hubspot

For a few years now, there have been murmurs of Twitter censorship, algorithmic filtrations of user content, and subtle squashing of free speech. If you're looking for an exposé on those claims, this blog post is not it (but feel free to debate it in the comments!).

The Ultimate Checklist for Integrated Marketing

Hubspot

Successful inbound marketing requires a hand in a number of different marketing channels, from blogging , to social media, to email, SEO, PPC, and even live events.

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9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

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

Five Steps to Effective B2B Inbound Marketing

Marketri

In today’s economy, businesses with their dwindling budgets are constantly being forced to try to do more with less. The good news is that even companies with limited marketing resources can engage prospects and win new customers. The solution is inbound marketing!

10 Reasons You Can’t Get Found Online

B2B Marketing Traction

It’s critical that qualified prospects find your business on the Internet. If you’re not getting found, you’re losing leads and potential revenues. Your website uses outdated programming code. Your website doesn’t have relevant content. You use flash in your website.

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Facebook Timeline Likely Coming to Business Pages Near You

Hubspot

Earlier this week, Facebook announced it will finally be rolling out Facebook Timeline to all users in the next few weeks, replacing the design of existing personal profile pages. While Timeline won't directly affect the look of your Facebook business page (yet), the rollout does have some powerful implications for marketers. You can read more about those implications here. Timeline Design Likely Coming to Facebook Business Pages. But, notice how we said yet ?

Will Self-Publishing Save Print?

B2B Memes

Last month in this blog, I made a statement that at the time seemed obvious, but now seems rash. Most writers,” I wrote in declaring that print is effectively dead , “don’t care in a meaningful way about the physical presence of a book. They just want to tell a story, or convey information, or to create works of art out of their words.”. Since then, I’ve had cause to rethink my position. Print, it seems, isn’t dead, but just retired.

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Increase Marketing ROI 10X and Prove It

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