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The Telltale 8% Drop In Content Marketing Effectiveness

Tony Zambito

When the Dow tumbled in 2008, the largest single-day drop in the history of the Dow occurred on September 29, 2008. It goes to show you that sometimes, numbers being relative, an 8% drop can be significant and historic. I have seen it in my own qualitative buyer research.

B2B Marketing | Business to Business Marketing Information Portal

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B2B Marketing News SMEs flock to BT Tradespace 10 June 2009, 11:30 GMT BT Tradespace has announced 400 per cent year-on-year growth. The B2B social networking site – which was launched with the ‘specific mission’ of helping SMEs promote themselves, communicate with other businesses and grow – marked its second anniversary this month by signing up its 350,000th member. But too few marketers understand how to use it as a strategic route-to-market. HOW TO.

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Fear not! Think like a savvy investor with lead generation

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This morning I was talking to a marketing leader about his 2008 strategy and he brought up some concerns he had about the economy and its potential impact on him and others. In years past, marketing has been favorite target for cuts by CFOs and CEOs as they look to conserve cash and reinforce their balance sheets for tough times. We have to remember that regardless of the economy, sales people are still expected to perform.

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Chart: Groupon, LinkedIn & The Blurring of B2C and B2B Marketing

Modern Marketing

Both companies cater simultaneously to consumers (B2C) and businesses (B2B). It occurred to me it would be interesting to see how online activity, or digital body language , differs between companies that are either B2B or B2C.

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5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise. Digital marketing is gaining traction in a number of industries, and business-to-business (B2B) marketers are in on that trend, too. Let us know how your brand uses social media for B2B marketing in the comments below.

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17 Compelling and Highly Usable B2B Marketing Statistics

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This is set to reach 12% by 2013 Source : AMR International B2B Online Marketing Assessment and Forecast to 2013 US business-to-business (B2B) advertising and marketing spending will increase by 0.8%

Crunchy, salty, nutritious news & views on B2B marketing for technology companies | Velocity - the B2B marketing acceleration agency for technology companies

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I presented a webinar the other day where I stated that while white papers are still the staple of content marketing, they’re getting really stale as a communications vehicle for B2B. A few people were so incensed they contacted me to say I was talking nonsense. So click here to find out whether they changed my mind… Read more… Stan Woods | June 16th, 2009 | one comment The Content Marketing Workbook It’s here. Seemed to go really well.

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Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2009

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Whether you need data to back up a proposal for investing in social media marketing for CFO, want to understand which online tactics work best for engaging with customers and prospects, or are just an analytics data junky, you’ll find a treasure trove of key insights and happy hour trivia in this collection of the best articles and blog posts on social media and other marketing research of the past year. What social media information source is used by 91% of b2b buyers?

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Marketing Engagement Lessons From The B-52s

Modern Marketing

” They’ve sold more than 20 million albums over their 35 years together, and, thanks to their high energy and colorful dynamic, they are one of rock’s most enduring bands. The event is focused on helping marketers hone in on the tactics central to effective engagement.

2010 B2B Marketing Budgets and Mix Trends Research

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Reviewing the prior survey's results published in April 2009 , I expected that the economy -- and burgeoning interest in social media -- would accelerate the shift toward digital channels throughout 2009 to an unprecedented degree. Note: this research looks at firms of 50 employees or more only. Penetrating even the most conservative marketing organizations, social networking, microblogging, and blog publishing made an impression on the B2B marketing mix in 2009.

Can Industrial and B2B Marketers Learn Creative Problem Solving.

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Can Industrial and B2B Marketers Learn Creative Problem Solving from Fifth Graders? That’s great, if you are a natural born consultant but for the rest of us, we have to learn and master these skills.

B2B Websites: To Publish Prices, Or Not To Publish…That Is The.

Industrial Marketing Today

Have you struggled to answer that question? You are not alone, most business purchases, especially industrial products don’t lend themselves to a simple Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Why do we need prices on B2B websites?

17 Compelling And Highly Usable B2B Marketing Statistics

Modern B2B Marketing

Knowing what’s happening in the B2B marketing industry is key to understanding current and future trends. B2B advertising spend on social media and lead generation sites is forecasted to grow at an annualized rate of 21% and 17% respectively to 2013.

Variety of Content is the Key in the Early Stages of the.

Industrial Marketing Today

In Needs Awareness and Research phases, the first two stages of the industrial buy cycle (see my earlier post Deconstructing the Four Stages of the Industrial Buy Cycle ) your prospects and customers use a variety of online content to find solutions to their current problems and needs.

Deconstructing the Four Stages of the Industrial Buy Cycle

Industrial Marketing Today

But not easy to execute because there usually is a disconnect between what your prospect wants to hear and what you want to say about your company and its products and services. an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas.

Industrial and B2B Customer Engagement Simplified

Industrial Marketing Today

However, accurately defining and measuring customer engagement in complex business or industrial sales is still elusive. The most simplistic approach to evaluating customer engagement is to measure conversion rates. The trick is to learn how to use all its power.

Creating Relevant B2B Marketing Content: Walk the Talk

Industrial Marketing Today

That is pretty much the mantra of B2B content marketing. In other words, it is time to walk the talk! Even if you have carefully segmented your target audience by demographics, different people within the same company can and do react differently to your content.

How Relevant Marketing Content Helps B2B Branding

Industrial Marketing Today

Yes, GE and Microsoft sell directly to end-users but they are primarily B2B companies. According to a study done by Professor John A. He suggests that B2B marketers take a cue from their B2C counterparts when it comes to increasing brand awareness.

7 “Rs” for B2B Marketing Content Planning

Industrial Marketing Today

The instant gratification mindset of B2B content consumers means they’re demanding more content, faster. Not just any content, but ideas, information and expertise they find relevant and helpful for answering questions they have about problems they’re trying to solve.

B2B Marketing Summit Shows Old Problems Persist

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MarketingSherpa is known for quality content and I have attended a couple conferences ( I was a speaker at the Email Marketing Summit 2008) and have always thought that the best you get from attending an event like this is more in the form of networking than in content itself.

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What Not To Do For Better B2B Customer Relationships

Industrial Marketing Today

It helps a great deal if you first learn what turns off your B2B customers in order to avoid making simple mistakes that can damage a customer relationship. There is a big difference between what B2B customers say they want and what really drives their purchasing decision.

The Disconnect Between B2B Content Marketing and Customer Engagement

Industrial Marketing Today

The majority of Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) consider customer engagement as their top priority according to a recent study done by Forbes Insights and George P. Fifty-six percent of the participants were primarily B2B marketers and the remaining 44% were B2C.

Social Media and B2B Marketing Do Pair Well

Industrial Marketing Today

I’m happy to see that’s no longer the case. Just this week, I received two invaluable reports with charts and graphs to answer many of the questions that B2B marketers have about using social media. Don’t forget to check out Social Media Success Summit 2010.

7 Strategies for Using Content to Market Industrial Products

Industrial Marketing Today

It is heartening to see that content is at the center of most discussions about the state of B2B marketing today. However, industrial marketers face a challenge when it comes to producing a steady stream of fresh content to keep their target audience engaged.

How to Use a B2B Blog to Win Customers and Influence Prospects

Industrial Marketing Today

As a B2B marketer, we want to reach our ideal prospects and communicate with customers to maintain top-of-mind awareness throughout their buying cycle. A B2B blog is the perfect online tool to accomplish that. Are you using a blog as part of your B2B marketing?

Marketo’s 1,000th Blog Post: Our Modern Marketing Definition Revisited

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Jon Miller (@jonmiller) This is the 1,000th post to Marketo’s blog. It seems fitting to commemorate the occasion by revisiting our very first post, “ Modern B2B Marketing Defined ”, and commenting on what’s changed – and what hasn’t – since August 8, 2006.

ClickInsights: How B2B marketers should forge customer relationships by providing compelling content?

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ClickInsights is an Expert Interview Series brought to you by Connect the Docs (ClickDocuments blog). We also ask for their suggestions on recommended reading resources to keep abreast with latest trends in their industry. Recommended Resources from B2B Marketing Experts.

Content Auditing and Mapping it to the Industrial Buy Cycle

Industrial Marketing Today

What does it really mean to an industrial marketer, especially if you work for or are a small to mid-size manufacturer or engineering company? Industrial giants have deep pockets to create marketing content on a daily basis. He/she must take a desired action for that to happen.

Benchmarking shows B-to-B marketing budgets have been cut by roughly 44 percent, but spending on pipeline acceleration programs has doubled

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However it appears that some B-to-B marketing initiatives are getting more funding rather than less. In my opinion B-to-B marketers traditionally spent too much of their marketing budget on lead generation, but spent too little on lead development. Tags: B2B marketing

Benchmarking shows B-to-B marketing budgets have been cut by roughly 44 percent, but spending on pipeline acceleration programs has doubled

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However it appears that some B-to-B marketing initiatives are getting more funding rather than less. In my opinion B-to-B marketers traditionally spent too much of their marketing budget on lead generation, but spent too little on lead development. Tags: B2B marketing

Shortening the Industrial Buy Cycle in 5 Simple Steps

Industrial Marketing Today

Even though her article is about the B2B buy cycle in general, it is a perfect follow up to my earlier post “Deconstructing the Four Stages of the Industrial Buy Cycle.” She has focused on identifying the problem and providing a 5-step solution to shorten the buy cycle.

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Social Media with Email Marketing – is it the Super Combo?

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Social Media with Email Marketing – is it the Super Combo? This long time staple has become the Rodney “No Respect&# Dangerfield of B2B and industrial marketing.

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High-Performance Email Marketing for Attracting and Engaging.

Industrial Marketing Today

According to SirrusDecisions research, the B2B buyer receives 20.3 And that reality of the flooded inbox is very evident from steadily dropping response rates of only 1% to 3% range for traditional email marketing. WHAT : What do you expect your list to do?

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Don't Count on Marketing Automation to Solve All Your Lead.

Industrial Marketing Today

Of course, Marketing Automation alone cannot live up to those hyped up expectations and has to take the brunt of the blame. However, B2B and/or industrial marketers must learn to use it correctly in order to harness its true power.

Content Creation Made Easy

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Content Creation Made Easy by Achinta Mitra on August 24, 2009 in Content Marketing , Industrial Marketing Blog Are you struggling with creating content? However, to be successful in your online marketing, you must come up with fresh and interesting content regularly. Content creation doesn’t have to be hard. Just follow my 5Rs of content creation and things will start to flow a lot more smoothly.

How to Make Your Business Blog Be All It Can Be

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website How to Make Your Business Blog Be All It Can Be by Achinta Mitra on May 3, 2010 in Industrial Marketing & Web 2.0 , Industrial Marketing Blog Remember the U.S. Lead them to it.

5 Rules of Website Redesign for Engaging Engineers and Industrial.

Industrial Marketing Today

Today, technical buyers and engineers expect suppliers to have a substantial online presence with a website packed with relevant content in a variety of formats and easily searchable. This will lead to your visitors bookmarking your site for future reference and becoming a valuable resource.

How Lack of Marketing Content Can Derail Your Website Redesign Project

Industrial Marketing Today

In the words of Jeffrey Zeldman , the renowned web designer, blogger, independent publisher and the king of Web standards according to Business Week, “Content precedes design. Is your website redesign project on hold waiting for marketing to deliver content?

Driving Traffic to Your Homepage All the Time May Be a Big Mistake

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Driving Traffic to Your Homepage All the Time May Be a Big Mistake by Achinta Mitra on October 26, 2009 in Industrial Websites , Website Design & Development You’ve read up on all the traffic generation tactics and optimized your site to rank high on major search engines. You begin to see great results with hundreds of new visitors coming to your site everyday.