Mon.Apr 18, 2011

Content Marketing: Connect the Dots and Drive Results

Writing on the Web

How do you master the art of writing content for the Web so that you provide quality information on your web pages, blog, and newsletters that works to convert readers to clients? Ahhh, that’s what I’ve been trying to figure out for the last 12 years.

Social Slam recap: Lessons from 430 house guests

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I had an incredible experience last week that had quite an impact on me. I founded and helped host (along with Social Media Club Knoxville) a social media conference called Social Slam with more than 400 attendees from 17 states and Canada.

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Do You Need to Stop Measuring Marketing?

Digital B2B Marketing

Measurement Love. I’m a bit of a nut for measurement. In fact, I spent the first eight years of my career focused on improving and applying digital marketing measurement. I believe everything needs to be measured. But just maybe, we should stop measuring for a moment.

What’s the Difference Between “Sales 2.0? & “Social Selling”?

Sales Intelligence View

The sales environment continues to evolve. Most if not all companies are familiar with the term Sales 2.0 and now we are introducing Social Selling to the vocabulary of sales leaders. So whats the difference? Like I mentioned in the post Sales 3.0

The Content Marketing Pyramid

The Ultimate Framework To Develop & Execute Your Content Marketing Strategy

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Whose brand does Google want to build?

Biznology

Image via CrunchBase. by Tim Peter. Google announced its Q1 earnings late last week and posted a profit of $2.3 billion. That's billion. With a "B". Pretty good, huh? For GOOG, anyways. But what about for you? If you're like most businesses, you probably rely on Google to help you build your brand online. You're a key contributor to those billions per quarter flowing to Google's bottom line. But, the real question is, whose brand is Google interested in building?

Animoto: Easy, Cost-Effective Video Content to Go

The Point

Good video content engages customers and prospects like no white paper or webinar can. Videos are easily accessible at any time, from any place, and adapt readily to mobile devices. And integrating video content into a campaign microsite or lead nurturing program is an effective way to add spark and visual interest and drive response. So why don’t more B2B companies use video? Well, one reason is cost.

Marketing Goes To Washington: How One Think-Tank Gets The Message Out

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this. This is the second in our Knowledge For Nonprofits series, which is made up of articles, interviews and tips for nonprofits. The first article on social media for good can be found here.

Are You Marketing to Your Customers?

Reachforce

B2B Marketers spend lots of time and money on trying to acquire new customers. After all, you have sales guys breathing down your backs for new leads all the time and quotas to meet for bookings and new customers acquired. But why is it that we only worry about keeping

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

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

He was in grave danger; there was only one way out

ViewPoint

James Obermayer, Executive Director and CEO of the Sales Lead Management Association and President of Sales Leakage Consulting is a regular guest blogger with ViewPoint. The farmer trudged across the farm yard late one night and entered the barn.

5 Tips For Better Business Storytelling

Hubspot

This is a guest blog post written by Brian Tarcy, a journalist, who has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books with business leaders, professional athletes, and medical professionals. He has two blogs: www.freecheezeburgerz.com and www.whatzgonnahappen.com. Who are you?

New White Paper: Twitter Strategies for Colleges and Universities

Fathom

While Twitter has grown to become one of the hottest tools in social media, many colleges are quietly disappointed with the results of their tweets. Not only do these schools struggle to find people passionate about maintaining the account, but … Continue reading → The post New White Paper: Twitter Strategies for Colleges and Universities appeared first on Fathom.

How to Use Your Site to Draw Email Subscribers? [Marketing Cast]

Hubspot

In marketing, having a big email list is like wearing Oakley shades with colorful frames—it emits confidence and demands respect. While everyone aspires to be that cool and attract a lot of email subscribers, doing so is actually a challenge.

The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

Want More Leads or Sales? Make Sure You Are Leveraging the Point-of-Action

Fathom

Whether you are asking users to sign up for a newsletter or refinance their home, there is a moment of truth that occurs when the user decides if they will convert or leave. In this short time frame, often less … Continue reading → The post Want More Leads or Sales? Make Sure You Are Leveraging the Point-of-Action appeared first on Fathom. Paid Advertising/SEM/Display Usability Web Design & Development

If Content Marketing is the Titanic, Could Low Marketer Confidence be the Iceberg?

The ROI Guy

After two economic downturns over the past decade, most executives are scrutinizing budgets much more closely, and marketing is no exception. According to research from Junta42 and MarketingProfs, in surveys of over 1,100 North American B2B marketers, a significant portion (26%) of total marketing budget is spent on content-marketing initiatives, with 51% of B2B marketers planning to further increase their spend on content marketing over the next 12 months.

How to Quickly Crunch Tons of Marketing Data [Excel Tricks]

Hubspot

Ellie Mirman noted in an earlier post that one of the 5 biggest misconceptions about marketers is that we don’t know how to do math. She couldn’t be more correct! Many of us love numbers. And if you’re using a closed loop marketing system , you’ve probably got a lot of numbers to play with. Even if you don't love numbers, it's increasingly important for marketers to use quantitative metrics for decion making. Most of us use Excel to slice and dice our data.