Thu.Mar 08, 2012

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Is Your Content Boring? Here’s 6 Steps To Great Content

B2B Marketing Insider

Does your content bore your audience to death? You may be surprised if you asked them, or tracked the amount of engagement your content receives or looked at how often your audience shares your content with their friends and followers.

7 Components That Comprise a Comprehensive Brand Strategy

Hubspot

Your brand’s strategy should be based on company goals. And just like James Bond wouldn't have gotten too far without a plan, your business will eventually hit a wall without a cohesive brand strategy.

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The 5 New Must-Have B2B Marketing Skills

Modern Marketing

by Elle Woulfe | Tweet this It always comes down to skills. When marketers talk about what’s holding them back – skills. When the demand generation engine is stuck in neutral – skills. When the CMO is unimpressed – skills. B2B marketing is changing. And lots of modern marketing departments lack the fundamental skills they need to keep and drive real demand. And many of these skills may not be top of mind.

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grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Join the growtoonists each Friday for a humorous take on marketing, social media, and current business events. Joey Strawn is a social media strategist that loves enjoying a good book and then drawing in it. Check him out on Twitter: @joey_strawn.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Marketing Automation System Software Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Marketing Automation Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best Marketing Automation software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

Facebook Launches 'Interest Lists' (Why Marketers Should Care)

Hubspot

Taking a page out of the Twitter playbook, today Facebook revealed its launch of "Interest Lists," strikingly similar to Twitter Lists, which have been around since October of 2009. According to TechCrunch , Facebook will be rolling out Interest Lists to users over the next few weeks.

It Might Be Time for Sales Intelligence – 5 Signs That You Need It

Sales Intelligence View

“ Sales intelligence is the combination of not only business data, but social context, how you’re connected to a lead or prospect, valuable news insight, and real-time triggers that inform you when to take action. In fact, we’re delivering 35 million unique news trigger events to our users a year to help them sell better and generate more revenue. ” -Umberto Miletti, CEO of InsideView. You are buying lists for your sales team.

This is the week that was: Don’t put all your eggs in one digital basket

Earnest about B2B

As Apple announce their brand new iPad and get the twitter and blogsphere buzzing; this week a new member arrived at Earnest towers and we put the finishing touches to two big campaigns, set to launch later in the month (keep your eyes peeled for the case studies).

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Measuring B2B Marketing Success

Great B2B Marketing

Get a bunch of B2B marketing professionals together and ask them: What are your most important criteria for benchmarking performance and how do you define marketing success? You’ll probably get some blank stares and muddled answers. Well, we find that in this world of Web 2.0, commitment to advertising synergy…” blah blah blah. But the fact is that good marketing is both an art and a science.

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.

Do Your Website Visitors Feel Like They’re on Another Planet?

B2B Marketing Traction

Do visitors on your site feel like they’ve landed on another planet? Or, do they feel like they do when they walk into your lobby, where your logo is prominently displayed along with articles about your company, awards you’ve received, and a display of products?

This is the week that was: Don’t put all your eggs in one digital basket

Earnest about B2B

As Apple announce their brand new iPad and get the twitter and blogsphere buzzing; this week a new member arrived at Earnest towers and we put the finishing touches to two big campaigns, set to launch later in the month (keep your eyes peeled for the case studies). Marketing measurement of the week: When planning any traditional marketing campaign, benchmark figures can provide a good indication of those are likely to reply, how many will turn into hot leads and how many will convert to a sale.

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It Might Be Time for Sales Intelligence – 5 Signs That You Need It

Sales Intelligence View

“ Sales intelligence is the combination of not only business data, but social context, how you’re connected to a lead or prospect, valuable news insight, and real-time triggers that inform you when to take action.

The Value of Honesty Impacts Revenue

Modern B2B Marketing

by Phil Fernandez. Fundamentally I believe that we need to live in a world of facts — a real world where there’s good news and sometimes not so good news. All too often people, particularly in the revenue function, spend time trying to focus on what they wish were true.

Do tricky marketing claims really help you as a marketer?

Biznology

Image via Wikipedia. “Drivers who switched to us saved an average of $538.” ” Maybe you’ve seen that claim on TV commercials or online. So it sounds like their auto insurance is cheaper, right? Well, maybe not. This is actually a tricky claim, designed to fool us.

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

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

Facebook Fan Engagement: 5 Ways to Boost Your EdgeRank Score(s)

SnapApp

Join us on 3/14 for a live webinar To Prepare Your Page for Facebook Timeline. With 1 billion members projected by August, 20 Million Page Likes each day and 5 billion bits of content shared each week it's no wonder marketers have embraced the giant.