Sat.Oct 01, 2011 - Fri.Oct 07, 2011

Why Your Marketing Needs Real-Time Data

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Another Advertising Week in New York is upon us and so far I have seen some great presentations from companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Quantcast, comScore, and even Yahoo! However, if there is one thing that is becoming painfully clear to me is the need to be relevant to your audience – whether you are advertising to them, being social with them, or just creating the right kind of conversations about your brand.

7 reasons why social media success has nothing to do with social media

Chris Koch

This week I was asked to speak on a panel about social media to a group of B2B marketers in financial services. It was great getting the perspective of marketers outside of technology. But they call it “financial services” for a reason: They have all of the same struggles as technology services companies—with the added complication of tons of regulatory requirements.

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Why SEO Is The Key To Successful Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Everyone uses a search engine! And yet, not everyone in marketing understands the difference between SEO, PPC, metatags and keywords. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. PPC stands for Pay-Per-Click.

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Buyer Perceived Value (BPV) Scorecard: Qualifying and Quantifying Value

Tony Zambito

Image by J. McPherskesen via Flickr As a follow-up to the article Influence of Buyer Perceived Value (BPV) on Buyer Behaviors and Decisions, offered is a perspective on how to implement a scorecard approach.

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.

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What if There Were Nothing As Sure As Marketing, Death and Taxes?

B2B Marketing Traction

…and Marketing? What if marketing were regulated the way taxes are? Would the world be a different place? As another tax deadline looms I’m reminded of this question that often comes to my mind. What if marketing were regulated and legislated like taxes?

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What is the Social Enterprise?

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Walking into Salesforce.com’s massive Dreamforce conference recently, a long banner greeted you. Welcome to the Social Enterprise,” it declared.

Steal a Chapter from the Sales Strategy Playbook to Improve Marketing ROI

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet A few weeks ago, I wrote about ways to combine sales and marketing knowledge to improve lead generation.

B2B Outbound Marketing Strategies ? Which Are In and Which Are.

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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.

HubSpot's Strategy for Winning the Marketing Automation Horserace

Customer Experience Matrix

Back on September 20, I posted various tips from the Inbound Marketing Summit and HubSpot User Group. Naturally, the conference also included public and private discussions of HubSpot itself, but I thought those were best shared in a separate post. Here goes. The conference yielded a clear picture of HubSpot’s business strategy for the coming year. This strategy has two main elements, which were set out by CEO Brian Halligan in his keynote: - expansion to “middle of funnel” marketing.

Nutritious and Delicious: Eloqua’s Grande Guide to B2B Content Marketing

Modern Marketing

by Joe Chernov | Tweet this Content marketing is the tendon that connects social media muscle to the lead generation bone. Without healthy diet of fresh content, a company’s entire marketing program will never perform at its best.

Worried That Journalist Robots Will Replace You? Say “I”

B2B Memes

They are not going away. After a flurry of attention last year , we hadn’t heard too much in the interim about the robots that were going to displace humans as content creators. Then last month, Steve Lohr of the New York Times revived the issue.

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5 Content Marketing Questions: #3 What’s Possible?

Writing on the Web

#3 Whats Possible?" alt=" 5 Content Marketing Questions: #3 Whats Possible?" />. #3 3 Whats Possible?" width="110" height="73" /> In Maria Velosa’s Web Copy That Sells book, there is a 5-step blueprint for writing on the Web. This is really what content marketing is all about. When you answer the following 5 questions, your writing tasks are simplified and your copy becomes clear. What is the problem (pain, predicament)? Why hasn’t this problem been solved? What is possible?

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.

Modern Media Buying and Enterprise B2B Demand Generation

Digital B2B Marketing

The current trend in digital media is to move online advertising to trading desks, ad exchanges or real time bidding platforms. These platforms provide access to enormous pools of advertising inventory and allow media buyers to cherry pick their exact target audience , based on a wide range of audience data available for targeting. However, for enterprise B2B marketers, these approaches are not mature enough to broadly support demand generation marketing.

The Long Tail of Blogger Outreach

Biznology

Image via Wikipedia. I had breakfast with John Bell of Ogilvy a number of years ago. He didn’t see the value of investing limited budget, time, and resources on the long tail when those treasures would better be used to woo the high-fliers, professionals, top-cows, and A-listers.

Don’t Let the Tail Wag the Dog in Your Marketing Plan

B2B Marketing Traction

Are you thinking of implementing the newest marketing tactics, such as social media, in your next marketing campaign? It’s important to look before you leap, and have a clear understanding of your customers and your industry when you plan your marketing.

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How to leverage Facebook for business – II

EMagine B2B Blog

This is the second of a three-part series aimed at helping our readers understand how best to use Facebook for their companies’ benefit. It assumes some casual familiarity with Facebook, but nothing approaching wizard level. The third part will appear here in 1-2 weeks. In the first installment of this mini-series, I discussed how to [.]. B2B Web Strategy Social Media

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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.

Your Lead Scoring Blind Spot: The Internet

Digital B2B Marketing

Marketers have a huge blind spot when it comes to nurturing and lead scoring. It does not matter if you have built a sophisticated lead management and nurturing system, driven by content consumption, engagement and response. Your blind spot is there.

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How to Write B2B Blogs: Your Story is Your Service

Modern Marketing

by Andrew Moravick | Tweet this I sat in on a live session of #blogchat at the MarketingProfs B2B Forum not too long ago and a provocative question was asked of the group – “are you blogging to tell a story or are you blogging to sell a service?” Points and counter points emphasized either the story or the service. I listened closely and, having yet to find my full confidence as a marketer, held my tongue. As time for the session slipped away, I could no longer contain myself.

Direct Marketing Doesn’t Have to Suck

Paul Gillin

In the weeks leading up to the Direct Marketing Association annual conference in Boston this week, exhibitors were out strutting their best stuff. Last week I got two letters in the mail that appeared to be personally addressed to me in a feminine hand (right).

LinkedIn Launches Company Status Updates [How to Get Started]

Hubspot

To follow HubSpot's updates on LinkedIn, follow the HubSpot Company Page. As we hinted at last week , we were awaiting LinkedIn's AdWeek announcement with bated breath this week. The announcement was just as we expected.

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.

Your Lead Scoring Blind Spot: The Internet

Digital B2B Marketing

Marketers have a huge blind spot when it comes to nurturing and lead scoring. It does not matter if you have built a sophisticated lead management and nurturing system, driven by content consumption, engagement and response. Your blind spot is there. The problem is, you only see how people respond to your content and your [.]. Demand Generation B2B marketing lead management lead nurturing lead scoring marketing automation

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Welcome Luke – To A Social World

Marketing Insider Group

My son, Luke William Brenner, was born on Wednesday October 5th at 4:25am. He weighed in at 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 22 inches long. My wife Elizabeth and the baby are both doing great as we plan to return home from the hospital today.

Inbound Marketing Must Set the Table for Industrial Sales

Industrial Marketing Today

In my conversations with industrial companies about inbound marketing, I find my audience agreeing with me up to a certain point and then there is a big disconnect. I see heads nodding in face-to-face meetings or hear plenty of “Uh-huhs” on the phone when I talk about the benefits of inbound marketing. They agree it helps them get found in search engines early and often, drives hordes of traffic to their site and fills the top of their funnel with qualified leads at a lower cost per lead.

Demand-Gen Report Interview on Need for New Sales Enablement Tools

The ROI Guy

A Demand-Gen Report interview with Thomas Pisello, The ROI Guy, Chairman & Founder of diagnostic / ROI sales tool provider Alinean Inc. Can you speak to how the changing buyer has increased the need for sophisticated sales enablement solutions? First, today’s B2B buyer is more empowered than ever before.

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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.

10 Ways to Never Run Out of Blog Ideas Again

Hubspot

Regularly coming up with awesome content ideas is one of the toughest challenges business bloggers and inbound marketers face. Oftentimes, coming up with the blog article idea itself is half the battle.

15 Great Posts About Sales Enablement You May Have Missed

Sales Intelligence View

Sales 2.0 is the bread and butter of what we do here at InsideView. Essentially, we want salespeople to incorporate sales intelligence into the new generation of sales where social selling comes into play. Unfortunately, this methodology of sales 2.0 is skewed in various definitions and discussions of its effectiveness. As a result, I have had the privlidge of gathering 15 great sales 2.0 posts that provide some solid definitions, rich in content.

Buyer Perceived Value (BPV) Scorecard: Qualifying and Quantifying Value

Tony Zambito

Image by J. McPherskesen via Flickr. As a follow-up to the article Influence of Buyer Perceived Value (BPV) on Buyer Behaviors and Decisions , offered is a perspective on how to implement a scorecard approach. 

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Why You Should Be More Like Steve Jobs

Biznology

Image via CrunchBase. Steve Jobs’ tragic death yesterday resulted in great accolades, making it easy to forget that he took a lot of criticism for his leadership style during his tenure at Apple.

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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.