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Do You Have a Marketing Plan for 2010?

B2B Marketing Traction

Tweet. If you haven’t yet done your marketing plan for 2010, don’t panic. There is still time. If you have already done your plan, check it against some of our marketing planning success tips below. Marketing Plan Success Tips. Keep it simple.

Best of ClickDocuments "Connect the Docs" Blog in 2009

Ambal's Amusings

2009 was the first year of Connect the Docs. A big thank you to all our readers, guest bloggers and interviewees for helping us build Connect the Docs. Enjoy the following collated list of best blog posts from Connect the Docs in 2009. Top 5 Blog Posts. Content Marketing - The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. You and I live in an era when creating and distributing content have become democratized.

Great Web Content Raises the Hairs a Bit

The Content Factor

Here's #6 of a 10-part series on the "The 10 Hallmarks of Great Web Content." Read the full white paper, or view all the blog posts in the series.Hallmark of Great Web Content #6: Great Web content is emotional. It raises the hairs a bit.Whether you’re selling financial services to consumers or databases to businesses, remember: Companies don’t buy things; people do. So their purchase decisions.

What's the Plan?

Ambal's Amusings

As you head into to 2010, no doubt you'll be thinking about business goals. Perhaps you already have a mental to-do list: blogging and Tweeting more, networking more, starting a Facebook group or uploading video content. Once New Year's has worn off, you just want to jump in and get started. They're great intentions, but you'll never achieve them without a plan.

How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

B2B Marketing Strategies for Small Companies: An Interview with Dianna Huff

Sales Lead Insights

This is one of a series of occasional interviews with top practitioners on topics of interest to business-to-business lead generation, marketing and new business development professionals. My guest today is Dianna Huff of DH Communications. Dianna helps businesses with their B2B marketing communications content strategy and implementation.

Why B2B marketers need to embrace deal marketing

Chris Koch

Honestly, why do we think that sophisticated B2B buyers are going to follow our brands on Twitter or become our fans on Facebook? The answer is we don’t. Even if we believe deeply in the power of social media, we all have that gnawing feeling deep in our guts that says that there’s little reason for a busy, intelligent person to want to receive frequent updates about our brands when those brands produce complex services and products with two-year sales cycles.

Best of 2009 (So Far): Social Media Marketing, Part 4

WebMarketCentral

With the rapidly increasing use of social media tools for marketing and PR comes growing pressure to demonstrate results. But what metrics are really most appropriate for social media measurement?

Best of 2009 (So Far): SEO Guidance, Part 4

WebMarketCentral

Which factors are really most important in search engine rankings? How do search engines treat different forms of keywords? How can you get the most of out of Google's free webmaster tools to improve rankings? What other tools are worth checking out for keywords, linking and website analysis?

2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.

Best of 2009 (So Far): Twitter Tips and Tactics, Part 2

WebMarketCentral

What are the four stages of Twitter enlightenment? How important is Twitter for business? How can you get more retweets and efficiently manage unfollowers? How exactly did Dell generate so much revenue by Twittering? What are the "secrets" of top corporate Twitterers?

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7 tips for improving your email marketing effectiveness

EMagine B2B Blog

Due to its heightened importance in these tight times, we’ve run a couple of posts recently about email marketing: its pitfalls, plus tips for getting more “oomph” from it …so our regular readers may think of this as this as another in that series. Start from recent research by ReturnPath showing that about 28% of B2B [.].

Big Ed’s Top 10 B2B Marketing Trends For 2010

Marketing-Gimbal

The great global economic meltdown of 2009 has passed, and we are still here and breathing, mostly a sigh of relief. It’s been a tough year for B2B marketers as many of us had to deal with decreased budgets, staff.

B2B Lead Nurturing in 2010

Modern B2B Marketing

As we move closer to 2010, New Year’s resolutions are top of mind. From promises to drop a few pounds to vows to stick to a savings plan, both young and old are making plans for improvements this time of year. . As a B2B marketer, there’s no better time than the present to resolve to maximize conversions of leads. With effective B2B lead nurturing, that resolution is as good as done. .

Steps to achieving a successful thought leadership program

EMagine B2B Blog

We’ve often bogged about the many benefits of thought leadership, going back to one of our earliest posts. Recently, Chris Koch wrote a posting on his blog providing an actual five-step recipe for B2Bs seeking to attain thought leadership, which we felt was well worth a quick summary here (and a click over for the [.].

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.