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Video Tech Company Leverages SEM to Drive Enterprise Leads

The Point

Started in 2008 as the world’s first open source video player, JW Player pioneered video on the Web and today has customers in 193 countries, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual bloggers. More importantly, the campaign started to generate real business results.

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104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

Webbiquity

What are the top barriers to adopting social business practices? 34% of Fortune 500 companies now maintain active blogs – the largest share since 2008. B2B companies that blog generate 67% more leads than those without blogs. Organic search leads have a 14.6%

How, When and Where Buyers Want Content

Fearless Competitor

B2B Lead Generation | Content Marketing Tips. Prospects consume content in every stage of the buying process , so lead generation depends on content. The formula is simple – great content = sales leads. And the opposite is true – no content, no leads.

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Marketing Automation Venture Funding: Profitable or Profligate?

Fearless Competitor

Lead Generation Companies | Analysis of marketing automation space – great guest post. The financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 slowed funding again, but that was short lived (4). First, Aprimo and Unica lead the chart by raising $76 million and $66 million, respectively.

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B2B Marketing Testing to Optimize Lead Generation Results

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Discovering and knowing what really works and what doesn’t for lead generation is essential for every marketer. The best way to discover this is through the process of testing. Personally, I’ve met only a handful of B2B marketers who are consistently testing their offers to optimize them and generate leads more effectively.

11 Questions to Help Evaluate Your Demand Generation Plan

Fearless Competitor

Is Your Demand Generation Plan as good as it can be? We’re also partners with Marketo, as they sponsored two of the white papers at Find New Customers , the business to business lead generation company, including the popular and highly acclaimed How to Find New Customers.

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The Role of B2B Marketing is Shifting from Lead Generation to.

Industrial Marketing Today

Organizations are spending considerable amounts of time and money on tracking and measuring lead generation metrics. However, the role of B2B marketers is changing and evolving more into revenue generation.

What Works Now in B2B Lead Generation, Part 2

WebMarketCentral

MarketingSherpa's report provides useful advice for incorporating video into B2B lead generation plans, such as best practices in properly tagging corporate videos uploaded to YouTube.

B2B Marketing Lead Generation: Thought Leadership with Amy Hawthorne

Modern B2B Marketing

The next interview in the B2B Marketing thought leader interview series is with Amy Hawthorne, Director of Marketing at B2B lead generation company ReachForce , and frequent contributor to the B2BLead blog. As a long time B2B marketer, Amy is continuously looking for new ways to help companies build their sales pipeline with targeted lead generation initiatives. I love the thrill of the chase, so lead generation has always been my primary focus.

The State of Lead Generation Today (with Jim Dickie of CSO Insights)

Fearless Competitor

B2B Lead Generation | The State of Lead Generation Today. Jim Dickie, Managing Partner of CSO Insights sat down with the Fearless Competitor to share insights and takeaways from their recent Lead Generation Optimization study in which they surveyed 525 companies. Just a bit more than 1 out of 2 salespeople achieved quota in 2008 — down from 61% in 2007, (6 out of 10 made quota in 2010) but 86% of companies are raising quotas in 2009. (95%

The state of lead generation today with Jim Dickie of CSO Insights

Fearless Competitor

Jim Dickie, Managing Partner of CSO Insights sat down with the Fearless Competitor to share insights and takeaways from their recent Lead Generation Optimization study in which they surveyed 525 companies. Just a bit more than 1 out of 2 salespeople achieved quota in 2008 — down from 61% in 2007, but 86% of companies are raising quotas in 2009. Sales leaders told CSO Insights their most important objective is Optimizing Lead Generation.

Deconstructing the Four Stages of the Industrial Buy Cycle

Industrial Marketing Today

In short, this is good, practical and actionable stuff and not some marketing theory. webinars website design White Paper Marketing whitepapers YouTube Marketing Matters Marketing Matters is our monthly e-newsletter on best practices in industrial and B2B marketing.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Improve your online sales lead tracking

B2B Lead Generation Blog

B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. Critical Success Factor #9 Effectiveness 8 Critical Success Factors for Lead Generation 2.0 Determine which visitors become leads. Cultivate your leads.

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Podcast: How to Optimize Teleprospecting Vendors

B2B Lead Generation Blog

More companies than ever are using third party providers for teleprospecting and lead management operations, however there is little information on how to select, engage, and measure these vendors who will add that essential human touch.

20 LinkedIn Groups Every Marketer Should Join

Hubspot

Keeping up with industry trends and reading content from the best and brightest industry experts are two tasks many marketers struggle to find time for. Created: March 3, 2008. Created: February 2, 2008. Created: November 4, 2008. Created: August 6, 2008.

64 B2B Marketing Tools and Resources

Modern B2B Marketing

There is an amazing amount of great content about B2B marketing out there, ranging from trends in demand generation to best practices in lead nurturing, lead scoring, and landing page optimization to how to buy and select marketing automation systems. Seven Lead Nurturing Tools and Resources. Lead nurturing is the process of building relationships with qualified prospects regardless of their timing to buy. Lead Nurturing 101 (blog post).

Sales and marketing alignment: tips for getting it right with lead generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

According to the 2008 Miller Heiman Sales Best Practices Study, only 37% of respondents agreed that their sales and marketing organizations are aligned in what their customers want and need. Sales and Marketing must collaborate on defining leads and marketing objectives. Then, create the Universal Lead Definition of a "sales-ready lead." In developing a lead generation program, it is incumbent on marketers to view the sales team as the customer.

Best of 2007: Articles and Blog Posts on SEM

WebMarketCentral

A well-crafted search marketing program can provide not only broad brand exposure at a very reasonable cost (with CPMs of $10 or less), but also high-ROI lead generation.

Jeff Ogden, President of Find New Customers, is Nominated for SLMA’s Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management 2011

Fearless Competitor

. Jeff Ogden, the Fearless Competitor and President of Find New Customers , is Nominated for SLMA’s Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management 2011. Voting Open to Public Until November 30 for top b2b demand generation experts. Find New Customers “Demand Generation Made Simple”, announced today that Founder and President and CEO Jeff Ogden been nominated for the 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management.

Marketing Automation and Strategy: Thought Leadership with Robert Moreau

Modern B2B Marketing

Moreau, author of the B2B Marketing Best Practices blog and EVP Sales and Marketing for Rubicon Marketing Group , a marketing agency based in Portland, Oregon that specializes in defending marketing investments with marketing automation, marketing strategy, and demand generation expertise. Whether you are building a brand, managing direct marketing or driving leads for a large technology firm's sales team, you must in today's landscape understand: Analytics.

Testing Your B2B Marketing: Thought Leadership with Hunter Boyle

Modern B2B Marketing

Hunter's passion for finding what works and what doesn't work in optimizing marketing communications has equated to best practices to help marketers generate leads more effectively. As you speak to the value of optimizing Marketing communications, what are your top 3 tips to help B2B marketers generate more qualified leads through optimization? With lead generation, the form can often make or break your efforts.

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7 Important PR Lessons Every Content Marketer Needs to Learn

Hubspot

But PR is a more strategic, sustained practice than that, and it’s a field content marketers need to understand as owned, earned and even paid media continue to intersect. How can content marketing teams best align with PR? I tried to explain public relations to my grandmother once.

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The 2 Biggest Mistakes of B2B Sellers

Fearless Competitor

Leads from salespeople: In 2008, over 1/2 of all company leads are self generated by salespeople, according to CSO Insights. to find leads — they’re not selling. Jeff Ogden, aka The Fearless Competitor, is an expert in sales and demand generation. Tags: Demand Generation Lead Nurturing Management best practices Marketing lead generation sales leadership

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50 Things We Learnt About Content Marketing This Year

BuzzSumo

Research is important as it can provide insights into content trends and how we can improve our content to generate better results. 56% of leading business bloggers are hiring additional resources in the next 12 months ( Curata ). How to’ and Practical Content.

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Thought Leadership Interview #7 – Scott Mersy of Genius.com

Fearless Competitor

We’re on a mission to bring our readers the very best. CSO Insights recently found that quota achievement was at its lowest rate ever, lead generation budgets were flat or cut, and quotas were being raised. Thanks for leading off with a question about B2B Sales! How can a robust online presence help generate leads? Today, a robust online presence is essential to generate leads. What’s the best mix of programs to drive deals?

Generating More “Educated Leads” on a Small Budget

Industrial Marketing Today

How does one generate high quality, educated leads, not just site visitors on a marketing budget that is less than 1% of the projected revenue?

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

Industrial Marketing Today

Let’s get one thing straight from the get go, if you are in a declining market with low demand for your products and services, no amount of automation will help you generate new leads. To most C-level execs that really means answering the question, “How much revenue did it generate?”

Is Social Media Really Living Up to Expectations?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Ann wanted to know how happy the group was with the lead generation results of their social media campaigns. How many leads have you generated? Our first benchmark guide was published in 2009, which analyzed the use of social media in 2008. It was at the ‘all-hype’ stage then: there were no clear objectives or best practices beyond the soft objectives of building customer awareness. They have clear objectives and practices.

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity

Find the answers to these questions and many more here in more than 40 of the best reports, studies, videos and other sources of social media, search, and other marketing facts and statistics of the past year. How can B2B companies best take advantage of social media?

Marketing Minds: Christine Feeley – CMO @ Amptopia

Puzzle Marketer

One of the best ways to evolve as a marketing professional is to generate, collaborate, and nurture ideas among like-minded peers. Christine Feeley CMO @ Amptopia A passionate marketer with a laser focus on accelerating qualified lead generation for both B2B and B2C organizations.

Translate Features into Benefits if You Want Your Marketing.

Industrial Marketing Today

It was Charles Revson (the pioneering cosmetics industry executive who created and managed Revlon Cosmetics through five decades) who clearly understood and practiced this marketing principle when he said, “ In the factory we make cosmetics; in the drugstore we sell hope.”

Is Social Media Really Living Up to Expectations?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Ann wanted to know how happy the group was with the lead generation results of their social media campaigns. How many leads have you generated? Our first benchmark guide was published in 2009, which analyzed the use of social media in 2008. It was at the ‘all-hype’ stage then: there were no clear objectives or best practices beyond the soft objectives of building customer awareness. They have clear objectives and practices.

Web Inquiry Management: Interview with Mike Wallen

Sales Lead Insights

This is one of a series of occasional interviews with top practitioners on topics of interest to B2B lead generation, marketing and new business development professionals. My guest is Mike Wallen , CEO of The Lead Dogs , a B2B lead development company that provides sales lead generation, telemarketing and telesales services. At The Lead Dogs, we define a web inquiry as a completed form on a website or landing page.

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

delicious b2bmarketing

The following five case studies lend insight into how B2B marketers can use social media to generate leads, create specialized communities, improve SEO, become knowledge sources, and strengthen marketing campaigns. Generate Leads There are two types of marketing departments — those that are cost centers and those that bring in leads and sales. Along with these social accounts, the “ Win an Office &# sweepstakes was a great source of leads, as well.

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

delicious b2bmarketing

The following five case studies lend insight into how B2B marketers can use social media to generate leads, create specialized communities, improve SEO, become knowledge sources, and strengthen marketing campaigns. Generate Leads There are two types of marketing departments — those that are cost centers and those that bring in leads and sales. Along with these social accounts, the “ Win an Office &# sweepstakes was a great source of leads, as well.

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63 Digital Advertising Terms Every Marketer Should Know

Marketing Action

This is because the goal of these tests is to determine which variables generate the best responses from the audience. Above the fold: the top half of the New York Times, July 2, 2008. Lead : A potential customer.

Brand and Demand Convergence Required

Modern B2B Marketing

Specifically the convergence of branding and demand generation. This leads to 2008 with the emergence of social media. Now in 2011, everything has come together into one conglomerate of automated demand generation, nurturing processes, and active engagement.