The State of the Blogosphere 2010

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The State of the Blogosphere 2010 Since 2004, Technorati has published its annual State of the Blogosphere report. In 2009 and 2010, we saw microblogs and tumblelogs such as Posterous and Tumblr gain in prominence and universality.

Top 20 CRM Blogs of 2009

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The Forrester Blog for Business. Read Forecasting Clouds' Top 20 CRM Blogs of 2009 Forecasting Clouds ranked the top 20 CRM blogs based on their content, readability and frequency of posting. I'm honored to have been included on the list. As I read over the list of blogs, I discovered some new ones worth reading along with a number of bloggers I already follow. Here's a partial list of the CRM blogs on their list: PGreenblog and CRM: The Conversation – Paul Greenberg.

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The Top 3 Priorities for 2010 Marketing Budgets

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About | Advertise | Submissions | Write for Us CrowdsourcedFRD Home Advertising Branding Design PR SEO-SEM Social Media Strategy More testchannel AdROCK eBooks Educational Facebook Guest Posts Twitter The Top 3 Priorities for 2010 Marketing Budgets November 2nd, 2009 | By guestblogger By Tom Pick | Online Marketing Executive | KC Associates With a lingering recession, the U.S.

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Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

Americans spent nearly a quarter of their time online on social networking sites and blogs in 2010, up from 15.8 At its current rate, Twitter will process almost 10 billion tweets in 2010. The State of the Blogosphere 2010 by Brian Solis. in the latter half of 2010.

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Top 25 Articles and 8 Topics in B2B Marketing for March 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

March 2010. Great stuff in the world of B2B Marketing for March 2010. We’ve hit a new low: The shittiest social media marketing plan ever - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , March 10, 2010 A local news and media company is getting into the social media consulting business. Real Examples of Social Media ROI - Customer Experience Matrix , March 19, 2010 Summary: some published examples of “hard&# ROI from social media. March 5, 2010. March 12, 2010.

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Best of 2009: Social Media Marketing, Part 1

Webbiquity

Another noteworthy post from this publication is Facebook is a Personal CRM for Baby Boomers , in which Daniel Flamberg reports on an Accenture study showing that in early 2009, “boomers posted a 59 percent increase in use of social networks; a rate of adoption 30 times faster than any other age group.&# Forrester: B2B Marketers Need To Keep Up With Business Technology Buyers On Social Media by Forrester Research.

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Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

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The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist?

Top 32 B2B Marketing Posts and Hot Topics of Social Media Forecast

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April 2010. Five Big Shifts in Social Media Marketing - Webbiquity , April 19, 2010 Social media reflects a larger trend toward buyer empowerment that has changed not only the practice but the underlying philosophies of marketing over the past several years. HP, P&G) to the channel… The Difference Between B2B Leads and Personas - Marketing Interactions , April 17, 2010 B2B marketers have relied on lead definitions to define their marketing programs for years.

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American Business Media - Research & Marketing

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Vital statistics for every B2B marketer

Earnest about B2B

Source: Business.com – 2009 B2B Social Media Benchmarking Study ( [link] ). Source: Forrester Research, How to take B2B relationships from Indifferent to Engaged: Jan 2009. Source: 2009 CSO Report ( [link] ). Use and abuse at your leisure… where possible we’ve tried to accurately cite the source and provide a link to the site where we came across the research. B2B companies are ahead of their B2C rivals when it comes to social media adoption.

Forrester and IDC think Sales Enablement is a Big Deal. and We Agree!

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A new role has emerged at many leading B2B companies, Sales Enablement, and recent research from Forrester and IDC proves this new sales enablement practice as the key linchpin required to help a B2B company bridge the gap between their business strategies and how they execute in the field. According to Forrester, companies are spending worldwide, on average, 19% of their SG&A costs, some $135,262 per quota-carrying salesperson, in sales support-related activities. April 2009).

Email Design Review Gallery « The Effective Marketer

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What I Don’t Like: The ‘download’ button with the Forrester logo on top and right next to the image looks a bit out-of-place, maybe it’s just me? This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 12:15 pm and is filed under Uncategorized.

17 Compelling and Highly Usable B2B Marketing Statistics

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Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2010 (So Far)

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Data junkies, stats addicts, web trivia buffs rejoice — here are a deluge of social media, search and other marketing research facts and figures from 50 articles and blog posts published so far in 2010. 2009 Twitter Demographics and Statistics Report by iStrategyLabs.

7 Strategies for Using Content to Market Industrial Products

Industrial Marketing Today

BTW, it recently won BtoB Magazine’s BtoB Social Media Awards 2010 in the blog category. 4 comments… read them below or add one } Eric Goldman May 17, 2010 at 5:16 pm Achinta; This is a great article with much relevant information in it. Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

Hard Data to Justify Your Marketing Automation Investment

Customer Experience Matrix

It includes five pages of properly sourced industry statistics from Aberdeen , Forrester , Gartner and SiriusDecisions. Eloqua “ The Business Case for Integrated Demand Generation ” offers data from Forrester, CSO Insights and several Eloqua clients. Summary: So you want some hard numbers to prove the value of marketing automation? Here's a bunch. A client asked yesterday if I had some benchmark information to justify the cost of her marketing automation project.

Best of 2009: SEO Tips, Part 1

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He also quotes a finding from Nate Elliot of Forrester that there are “an average of 4.7 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?

Best Email Marketing Strategies and Tactics of 2009

Webbiquity

MarketingSherpa’s 2009 Email Awards Gallery: Get Inspired by These Exceptional Campaigns by MarketingSherpa. for every dollar spent on it in 2009″ and “a November 2009 survey of B2B marketers found that email marketing was likely to see more spending increase than any other form of online marketing bar website development.&#. Forrester Wave Report Cites Email Marketing Service Provider Leaders by Demand Gen Report.

Five Reasons You May Not Be Spending Enough on Content Marketing

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Analysts such as Forrester and Gartner are highlighting “consumerization” of business as a key trend for the next several years, and B2B marketing is one area that will face the ‘consumerization” change, making content marketing and interactive decision support tools more important than ever before.

Forrester Consulting's Moronic Blogging Policy

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On Friday our PR firm sent this post fromSageCirclerelating to Forrester's recent decision (some say it has been in effect since mid to late 2009) to ban all personal blogs from analysts that relate to topics they are researching for.

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Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Do White Papers Still Engage? They do if.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Do White Papers Still Engage? Although social media and blog content have the hype, when we look to which marketing content B2B buyers use more than any other in driving decisions, the white paper shines well above all others (MarketingSherpa and IDG 2010).

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Forrester announces Sales Enablement.

The ROI Guy

Thursday, September 09, 2010 Forrester announces Sales Enablement Conference focused on Selling into the New Economy We were excited to hear that Forresters first Sales Enablement Conference will be focused on Selling into the New Economy. according to Forrester.

Social Business Q&A: 10 Questions with Augie Ray

Modern Marketing

When my career began to take a new shape, it was his reports (when he was an analyst at Forrester Research) and writing on “ Experience: The Blog ” that, unbeknownst to him, helped me clarify what I wanted to do, why I wanted to do it, and how I wanted to do it. In 2009, the challenge was to get companies to start listening and responding on Facebook and Twitter. I go back the Forrester Technographics that I used so often when I was an analyst.

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Net Present Value (NPV) Savings Defined

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Thursday, August 05, 2010 Net Present Value (NPV) Savings Defined NPV Definition: The sum that results when the discounted value of the expected costs of an investment are deducted from the discounted value of the expected returns. Frugalnomics in Full Effect: Forrester and Gartner.

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Tech Marketers May Need to Rethink.

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Friday, October 22, 2010 Tech Marketers May Need to Rethink Budgets for 2011 according to new Harte-Hanks research Technology marketers are challenged today with handling proliferating marketing channels to reach and engage more overloaded, skeptical and frugal buyers than ever before.

Online Marketing News in 2009: The Year’s Hottest Events

Modern B2B Marketing

Here is our 2009 year in review. December 2009 Online Marketing News. Top word of 2009: Twitter. November 2009 Online Marketing News. 40% of Marketers plan to increase their budgets in 2010. October 2009 Online Marketing News. September 2009 Online Marketing News. Neilson report announces US Ad Spending Declined 15% in first half of 2009. August 2009 Online Marketing News. July 2009 Online Marketing News.

CMO Challenges in Driving Data into Insights

Buzz Marketing for Technology

A recent Forrester report called The Intelligent Approach to Customer Intelligence does a good job outlining the challenges of creating data that can truly be used for driving strategic marketing decisions (what they call Strategic Intelligence).

CMO Challenges in Driving Data into Insights

Buzz Marketing for Technology

A recent Forrester report called The Intelligent Approach to Customer Intelligence does a good job outlining the challenges of creating data that can truly be used for driving strategic marketing decisions (what they call Strategic Intelligence).

Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics

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2010 Tech spending to increase > 5%

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Both Forrester Research and Gartner independently released IT spending forecasts for the remainder of 2010, and both have adjusted their targets higher for the year. Gartner has accelerated its forecasts for 2010 spending increases from 3% to more than 5.3%, with worldwide IT spending is expected to reach $3.4 trillion in 2010, (growing from $3.2 trillion in 2009). Two IT analyst firms speak of better times to come for IT solution providers.

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. Two of my recently published Forrester reports take a deeper look at marketing mix effectiveness and program spending trends.

Top 60 B2B Marketing Posts and Hottest Topics November 2010

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Ten reasons to blog – even if nobody reads it - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , November 7, 2010 Building an engaged community through a business blog can be extremely difficult — sometimes impossible. Social Media in B2B Marketing - Survey Results - Everything Technology Marketing , November 16, 2010 The B2B Technology Marketing Community on LinkedIn conducted a survey earlier this year to explore the rapidly changing landscape of social media in the context of B2B marketing.

Creating Relevant B2B Marketing Content: Walk the Talk

Industrial Marketing Today

The chart below from a research study done by Forrester illustrates this point very clearly. Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

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copywriting that sells: powerful copy is easier than you think

The Effective Marketer

This entry was posted on Sunday, July 5th, 2009 at 9:43 pm and is filed under Communication , Online Marketing. 4 Responses to Copywriting That Sells: Powerful Copy is Easier than You Think 519studio says: July 6, 2009 at 7:45 am Hi Thanks for the nice information.

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Industrial and B2B Customer Engagement Simplified

Industrial Marketing Today

Defining B2B Customer Engagement Forrester Research has proposed a definition of customer engagement that makes a lot of sense to me. Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

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Top 20 Tweets from Sales 2.0 Conference

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sales20 jepc : Gerhard Geschwandtner: " Trend 6: customers create companies instead of companies creating customers " #sales20 damphoux : @IDC "companies that reduce their investment in sales in 2009 will be gone in 2010" #sales20 greenleads : "Sales 2.0 The following are what I thought were the top 20 take home tweets from the Sales 2.0 conference. Ok, 22 of them, but they are all worthy.

Top 20 Tweets from Sales 2.0 Conference

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damphoux : @IDC "companies that reduce their investment in sales in 2009 will be gone in 2010" #sales20. damphoux : Brett Wallace, @forrester - the key to a good engagement is starting with a solid introductory appointment #sales20. The following are what I thought were the top 20 take home tweets from the Sales 2.0 conference. Ok, 22 of them, but they are all worthy.

Gerhard - The Sales 2.0 Host

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Below are a few questions for Gerhard on the topic: Mike : Given the economy, some people instinctively think "cut budgets", but I think it was Forrester at the last Sales 2.0 Gerhard : It wasn't Forrester who said that, it was IDC. The exact quote was: "Companies that significantly reduce their sales and marketing investment in 2009 will be gone by 2010." Back in the late 90s, I was the founder of a software company called Pangaea.

Gerhard - The Sales 2.0 Host

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Below are a few questions for Gerhard on the topic: Mike : Given the economy, some people instinctively think "cut budgets", but I think it was Forrester at the last Sales 2.0 Gerhard : It wasn't Forrester who said that, it was IDC. The exact quote was: "Companies that significantly reduce their sales and marketing investment in 2009 will be gone by 2010." Back in the late 90s, I was the founder of a software company called Pangaea.

What’s Worth More?

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However, if you look at the various studies that have been conducted by Sirius Decisions, Gartner, Forrester and others, up to 70-80% of generated leads don’t receive the proper follow-up. Aberdeen, 2009.