November, 2011

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INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding Marketing Automation

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From Hubspot, here's an infographic about how to use technology to move prospects and leads through your sales funnel. Understanding Marketing Automation. From: HubSpot Marketing Software. View Original Article


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As defined by Google, black hat search engine optimization tactics are “unethical, overly aggressive marketing efforts where a company tries to manipulate search engine results in an unfair way.” ” From, here's a horror movie themed infographic that shows why black hat tactics are bad for business. View Original Article

Marketing with Video

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Video is an excellent way to connect with customers on a deep level, whether audio or visual. Videos can also improve your SEO as the search engines become more savvy. From, here are some tips for integrating video into online marketing efforts. Value Whether a tip, a resource or just a laugh, every video should include something of value. Don't record just for the sake of having video. To get started, consider recording video FAQs. Call to Action Always include a call to action.


VIDEO: World of Social Media 2011

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From, here's a video with the latest facts and figures about social media. Watch on YouTube

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.


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Cyber Monday, the first Monday after thanksgiving, was a term coined by to describe the trend of increased online sales on that day. From, here's an infographic that looks at the statistics of Cyber Monday. View Original Article


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Here's a couple of infographics about the marketing phenomenon know as Black Friday From SkimLinks: From

INFOGRAPHIC: Black Friday Optimization

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From Marketing Zeus, here's an infographic with statistics about and marketing tips for the weekend after Thanksgiving. View Original Article

INFOGRAPHIC: Content Life Cycle

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From Digital C4, here's an infographic that illustrates how content is gathered, curated, written, published, shared and recycled. View Original Article

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.

Trends in Social Media

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Social media guru Jeff Bullas predicts some trends in the field on his blog. Social Mobile" Smart phones with high speed Internet have altered society. Facebook and Twitter apps let people interact with their social networks from anywhere. Socialization of Search" Increasingly, Google and Bing take social networks into account (social signals) when tweaking their search algorithms.

INFOGRAPHIC: Email Marketing Checklist

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From Pure 360, here's an infographic checklist for email marketing campaigns. View Original Article

VIDEO: Strategic Sales Advice

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From, here's a short video in which sales training expert Grant Cardone shares an idea for finding new customers. Grant will be available today at 3PM EST for a live online Q and A on View Original Article

INFOGRAPHIC: Inbound Marketing Budget Trends

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More businesses are realizing that traditional marketing is no longer as effective as it once was. As a result, companies are moving to inbound marketing methods like social media, email marketing and search engine marketing. From 6S Marketing, here's an infographic showing how marketing budgets are changing to accommodate this trend. View Original Article

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.

Tips for Creating a Business Video

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Video tours, a way of showing potential customers the steps in a process or the benefits of a product or service, can be a great marketing tool. And almost anything can be "toured". From MarketingProfs, here are some tips for making your own video tour. Put Yourself in the Customer's Shoes" Be honest and consider your customer's perspective. Focus on the things that will differentiate your product/services from the customers point of view.

INFOGRAPHIC: Viral Marketing Cheatsheet

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A "viral" campaign is really nothing more than inspiring other people to spread your message. From KISSmetrics, here's an infographic guide to creating a successful viral campaign. View Original Article

INFOGRAPHIC: What Spooks Social Media Pros?

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From Shoutlet, here's a Halloween-themed infographic about issues that cause social media professional to worry. View Original Article

INFOGRAPHIC: Inbound vs. Outbound Marketing

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From Voltier Digital, here's an infographic that shows how traditional, intrusive marketing tactics are giving way to strategies that focus on getting found by customers. View Original Article

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

Find Out What Companies Are Viewing Your Website - New HubSpot App!

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HubSpot just launched a new version of the Prospects application. This application let's marketers see information on which companies have visited their website and how they got there. Also, the newly updated app now offers even more detail including visitors from each company, content viewed, a map of their location and more. This is yet another tool to provide additional insight so that HubSpot users can more effectively market and sell to prospects.

INFOGRAPHIC: Social Media Pushes B of A to Drop Fee

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Bank of America announced on September 29 that they would begin charging a $5 monthly fee for debit card holders. Thirty four days later, B of A cancelled plans for that fee. What happened? An outpouring on social media taken up by the Occupy Wall Street movement. From Social Context and the CMO Site, here's an infographic that looks at how that social media movement coalesced. View Original Article


INFOGRAPHIC: The Business of Social Media

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From Hua Marketing, here's an infographic about how businesses use social media effectively. View Original Article

VIDEO: Low Cost Ways to Generate Leads

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From Coaches Corner on, here's a short video interview with Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, about cost effective ways to market a business. View Original Article

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.

VIDEO: Improving Your Online Brand

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From Behind the Brand on, here's a short video interview with Chris Brogan about low-cost ways to improve your online presence. View Original Article

7 ideas to turn PowerPoint slides into social media marketing gold

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Although PowerPoint has been around for years, it is still the king of presentation software tools. It is an absolutely critical arrow in my business marketing quiver … and for some reasons that might surprise you!

5 ways corporate culture determines social media success

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A while back I was working with a new client in New York. In the lobby of their impressive building, there was a huge plaque with the corporate philosophies of the company’s founder — a man who had died 25 years ago.

Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan

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Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every product marketer’s mind has been how to justify the ROI? Never is that more true than at budget time.

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.

15 ways to use Twitter to toast your competition

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There are lots of success stories and case studies documenting business success through Twitter. Here are a few of my favorite ways to leverage this platform for new business benefits.

Social media pioneer says technology will transfom education

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LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman is sitting on top of the digital world. Hoffman helped create one of the world’s most successful social media platforms. He dominated his niche and monetized his idea.

How to create social media metrics that matter

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For years I’ve admired the real-world insights and experienced perspectives of Steve Goldner, perhaps better know as @Social Steve. I’m pleased that Steve has agreed to be the newest Contributing Columonist to {grow} and I know you’ll enjoy his work!

Key to digital marketing success? Be less digital.

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One of the things that distinguishes me in the world of social media blogging is that I am old … at least old enough to remember how things used to be before we were digitally tracked, sliced, diced, priced, immersed, consumed, and tethered to these social platforms.

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How to Leverage Content Marketing to Power Your B2B Marketing Automation Funnel

Generate more leads. Better leads. Engage customers, increase upsells, boost revenue and save precious time -- these are the benefits of marketing automation. And content fuels it all.

The World’s Best Digital Marketing Campaigns

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BEST DIGITAL CAMPAIGNS 2011 by gregory pouy. View more presentations from Gregory Pouy. Gregory Pouy is rapidly becoming one of my favorite social media marketing brainiacs!

As Business Goes Social, CIOs Sit on Sidelines

Paul Gillin

The disconnect between CIOs and the emerging world of social business became clear to me at a conference I attended about two years ago. I entered the room late, but figured I could quickly catch up on the proceedings by checking the Twitter stream of attendees.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1


Sure, teenagers spend a lot of time on YouTube, but did you know that three-quarters of business executives watch work-related online videos weekly? Or that 73% of U.S. companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)?

Making Marketing Agility Cool

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Chief Marketing Officers take pride in being the trendsetters around the corporate corral – the arbiters of hip, the sharpest dressers, the consummate gadgeteers. But when it comes to using data to support decision making, the CMO is likely not to be the smoothest operator.

The B2B Demand Gen Marketing Playbook

To build integrated, data-driven programs, demand gen marketers need diverse, compelling content at every stage of the buyer's journey.