Fri.Nov 25, 2011

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.

How To Become A Social Business

B2B Marketing Insider

I have been giving this presentation on “ Integrating Social Media Into Your Marketing Mix ” for over a year now. And recently I was honored to deliver an updated version of it at two local universities in Philadelphia, PA. The first was my very own St.

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The Two-Step for Sales Enablement

Modern Marketing

by Melissa Madian | Tweet this There was a time I would experience a what-if-no-one-reads-my-stuff panic before sending information out to the sales team. After all, great content produces little results if sales doesn’t know of its existence. Sales Enablement is kind of like a dance where delivering the right content requires ryhthm, just about posting another piece of collateral to the internal sales portal then wondering why no one was reading or using it.

SEO vs. Marketing

Tomorrow People

SEO vs. Marketing. Sounds contradictory doesn’t it? Why would you have an SEO marketing approach that conflicts with your marketing strategy? Surely both have the same aim – to help a business win more customers and make more revenue? The two should fit together. After all, an average 22% of total business marketing budgets is spent on SEO marketing , according to the companies surveyed recently ( Source: UK SEM Benchmark Report 2011 ).

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The Content Marketing Pyramid

The Ultimate Framework To Develop & Execute Your Content Marketing Strategy

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This is the night that was: Earnest wins 6 B2B Marketing Awards

Earnest about B2B

It’s sore heads and big smiles a plenty in Earnest Towers as we dote over the spangly array of awards that now adorn our office. The B2B Marketing Awards bash is now a firm fixture on the industry calendar – and just gets bigger and more sparkly every year. This year – with a record breaking number of award entries by the great and the good in B2B – it was never going to be plain sailing. Little did we think this would be Earnest’s year.

7 Fascinating Black Friday Infographics


Black Friday is a big day for marketers. Not only does it mark the launch of the busiest shopping season of the year, but it also provides marketers with a ton of valuable insights into consumers' shopping habits. How are shoppers using technology to find and access promotions and deals?

I am thankful for the Internet industry


Image via Wikipedia. I don’t usually go with obvious themes but today I will. It’s about time because, looking back, looking around, and looking forward, I have a lot to be thankful for.

5 Ways to Repackage Existing Content to Create MORE Content


With the holidays just about here (can you believe it?), content creation is getting more and more difficult. With everything your marketing team needs to get done, it seems like there is no time left in the day to produce valuable content.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

A framework comprising of best practices to consider and red flags to avoid.

Personal vs. Corporate: Six New-Media Principles, No. 3

B2B Memes

In last Wednesday’s post, I described how new media make the reader an equal partner in journalism, able to talk back to, as well as compete with, the journalist. The same dynamic similarly changes the journalist’s relation to his or her employer. Journalists no longer need a traditional publisher in order to talk with readers. Formerly, most journalists were, to readers, little more than a name on a page.

Friday Wrap-Up: This Week in B2B Marketing Tips


Each week we present a collection of some of the best marketing tips, guides, and best practices from thought leaders around the blogosphere to help you stay informed, hone your craft, and improve your marketing efforts. Enjoy! 8 Technologies Marketers Should be Thankful For Couldn’t very well let this one go