Best of ClickDocuments "Connect the Docs" Blog in 2009

Ambal's Amusings

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

ClickInsights: What was your "Aha" moment in 2009? - Part 2

Ambal's Amusings

I have invited our Panel of B2B Marketing Experts to reflect on 2009 and answer the following question: What was your aha moment in 2009 ? Blogs. Forrester Blog for Interactive Marketing Professionals. Ardath Albee's blog Marketing Interactions.

ClickInsights: What was your "Aha" moment in 2009? - Part 1

Ambal's Amusings

I have invited our Panel of White Paper Experts to reflect on 2009 and answer the following question: What was your aha moment in 2009 ? Blog WhitePaperPundit Twitter Jonathan_Kantor. He is also the author of the White Paper Pundit blog. WritingWhitePapers Blog.

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The Big Question June 2009: Where is Your Time Spent?

B2B Marketing Traction

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B2B Lead Generation Benchmark Study 2009

Sales Lead Insights

With this in mind, please consider: Tweeting "B2B Lead Generation Benchmark Survey: Takes 10-minutes or less & you get a free exec summary – [link] " Mentioning this B2B Lead Generation Study, and providing the link to the survey at [link] , in your own blog or e-newsletter. B2B Lead Generation Benchmark Study 2009. Please participate in this important B2B Lead Generation Benchmarking Study by taking this fast and easy online survey.

Appointment Setting, Blogging and Lead Nurturing - Interview on Marketo's Blog

Smashmouth Marketing

Just a quick post to point readers to an interview of me on Marketo 's blog, Demand Generation and Social Media: Thought Leadership with Mike Damphousse of Green Leads. I noticed you use Twitter frequently and have an active blog.

Top 20 CRM Blogs of 2009

B2B Lead Generation

Forecasting Clouds ranked the top 20 CRM blogs based on their content, readability and frequency of posting. 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. Beagle Consulting Blog – Denis Pombriant. Brent’s Social CRM Blog - Brent Leary. The Forrester Blog for Business.

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Happy Sixth Month Blog Anniversary!

Ambal's Amusings

Six months ago we embarked on the ClickDocument: Connect the Docs blogging journey. ClickIdeas ClickIdeas is a hub for bringing together expert picked blog posts and articles from around the web on these topics: • Content Marketing.

2009 Big List of B2B Marketing and Sales Blogs

Proteus B2B Marketing

With all the micro-blogging, I’ve often wondered whether the number of bloggers who actually create original, substantial content is decreasing. Tags: B2B Social Media b2b blogging B2B Blogs B2B Selling Don’t get me wrong, you can create meaningful thought in 140 characters, but it’s a lot easier to write 140 characters (no matter how well crafted) than it is to consistently create original content for [.].

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Appointment Setting, Blogging and Lead Nurturing - Interview on Marketo's Blog

Smashmouth Marketing

Just a quick post to point readers to an interview of me on Marketo 's blog, Demand Generation and Social Media: Thought Leadership with Mike Damphousse of Green Leads. I noticed you use Twitter frequently and have an active blog.

How Live Blogging Makes You a Better Blogger

B2B Marketing Traction

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Business Value of Social Networking

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Business Value of Social Networking by Achinta Mitra on July 29, 2009 in Social Media Marketing , Social Networking Saw a very interesting video where Seth Godin talks about how useful social media is to businesses.

B2B Lead Generation Blog on list of top 100 blogs

B2B Lead Generation

Take a look at this list of 100 Blogs to Boost your Sales Skills. The list, generated by The Fixer-Upper Blog, is comprised of sites that will offer you tips in the latest sales and marketing techniques.  And, who knows, maybe you’ll find a few new blogs to add to your reading list.    Top 100 Blogs to Boost Your Sales (and Marketing) Skills Looking for tips from expert sales people and marketers across the world?

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The B2B Marketing Party of the Year: The Marketing Cloud Party at Dreamforce 2009

Modern B2B Marketing

If so, on Thursday night you will want to attend what is going to go to be remembered as the Marketing Party of 2009 ! Regis- just one blog from the Moscone center. Tags: Modern B2B Marketing B2B Marketing Dreamforce 2009 Marketing Party Salesforce Integration The Marketing Cloud Are you a B2B Marketer planning to be in the San Francisco Bay area next week? Three Reasons: Awesome Location! I don’t think it gets much cooler than the St. Regis in San Fran cisco.

No More Cash for Blog Posts?

Reachforce

Blogging for pay has always been a touchy subject, some people are rabidly against it, some think it’s ok…really I figure it is like any other paid endorsement, if you tell people that you blog about a product because they pay you to do it then at least I can

Dreamforce 2009: Engaging Effectively with Social Networks using Salesforce.com

Modern B2B Marketing

There are over 200 million blogs and 54% of bloggers post content or tweet daily.

Demand Generation Blogs Continued

LeadSloth

In the spirit of Twitter’s Follow Friday I’d like to finally publish the remaining Demand Generation blogs that I enjoy reading. Earlier I published the Top 10 Demand Generation vendor blogs and the Top 10 Marketing Automation Blogs. Of course, there were many great blogs that I forgot to include, so here are the remaining ones! This is more of a meta-blog, aggregating a large number of B2B blogs, including this blog. Net-Results blog.

Top-10 Marketing Automation Blogs

LeadSloth

A couple of people recently asked me which blogs I’m frequently reading. Please send me your favorite blogs, because there must be lots of great Marketing Automation blogs that I haven’t found yet! BTW 1: Some of these blogs are more about lead generation, demand generation or inbound marketing, so maybe the title of this blog post is not ideal. But regardless of the terminology, these are the blogs that I enjoy most :- ).

Where should your corporate blogs live?

Chris Koch

Earlier this year I surveyed B2B marketers about their approaches to corporate blogging. The blogs are an integrated part of the corporate marketing strategy and are usually hosted on the corporate website. They encourage subject matter experts to blog, track what they write about, and offer blogging guidelines and help when needed. They do not set up or tend corporate blogs. The corporate homepage can direct a fire hose of traffic to the blog from the start.

Top 80 B2B Marketing Posts for 2009

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

This technique was also used to generate the Hot Trends in B2B Marketing for 2009. Top 80 Posts - December 1, 2008 to November 30, 2009. How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy - WebMarketCentral , March 24, 2009. PR Meets Marketing , February 16, 2009. Twitter Analytics: Five Practical, Lesser Known Free Tools for B2B Professionals - B2B Marketing Savvy , August 31, 2009. 42+ Social Media Marketing Tools - Junta 42 , June 2, 2009.

101 Tips from 50 Small Business Bloggers

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website 101 Tips from 50 Small Business Bloggers by Achinta Mitra on September 29, 2009 in Industrial Marketing Blog , Industrial Websites , Social Media Marketing I came across an incredible blog post recently that I think every small business owner should read.

Live Blogging Sales 2.0 Event With Twitter - INTENSE Experience

Smashmouth Marketing

Luckily I don't have to write more about the experience tonight, because Jep Castelein of the Leadsloth blog did a quick video interview with me after the event. I survived the first day of doing live twitter coverage of the Sales 2.0 event in San Francisco.

Live Blogging Sales 2.0 Event With Twitter - INTENSE Experience

Smashmouth Marketing

Luckily I don't have to write more about the experience tonight, because Jep Castelein of the Leadsloth blog did a quick video interview with me after the event. I survived the first day of doing live twitter coverage of the Sales 2.0 event in San Francisco.

My List of Demand Generation Vendors, and Who They Sell To

Customer Experience Matrix

I also promised a blog post on the topic. One of the audience members at the B2B Marketing University in Boston asked about demand generation systems for small businesses, and how to distinguish among the vendors in general. My brief answer was that the biggest difference was less functionality than the target markets the different vendors pursue. This has more to do with the degree of personal selling (and after-sale service) than anything else. Here it is.

Hot B2B Marketing Content May 2009

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals from May 2009. How to Use Twitter for Business - WebMarketCentral , May 6, 2009. Buzz Marketing for Technology , May 28, 2009. Marketing Interactions , May 12, 2009. 5 Important Ways Sales can help Marketing - Modern B2B Marketing , May 26, 2009. ZoomInfo, Chris Abraham and Me - A Social Media Case Study - WebMarketCentral , May 26, 2009. Marketing Interactions , May 14, 2009.

Hot B2B Marketing Content May 2009

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals from May 2009. How to Use Twitter for Business - WebMarketCentral , May 6, 2009. Buzz Marketing for Technology , May 28, 2009. Marketing Interactions , May 12, 2009. 5 Important Ways Sales can help Marketing - Modern B2B Marketing , May 26, 2009. ZoomInfo, Chris Abraham and Me - A Social Media Case Study - WebMarketCentral , May 26, 2009. Marketing Interactions , May 14, 2009.

How Live Blogging Makes You a Better Blogger

B2B Marketing Traction

I don’t know about you, but one of the challenges for someone new to blogging is researching and writing entries without spending tons of time. I’m pretty conscientious about my blog entries. I don’t want to put out only my opinion nor do I want to generate fluffy or light blog entries. I want to reference other opinions, videos, blog entries, etc. Last month I live-blogged at a conference. What have you learned about live blogging? Tweet.

How Live Blogging Makes You a Better Blogger

B2B Marketing Traction

I don’t know about you, but one of the challenges for someone new to blogging is researching and writing entries without spending tons of time. I’m pretty conscientious about my blog entries. I don’t want to put out only my opinion nor do I want to generate fluffy or light blog entries. I want to reference other opinions, videos, blog entries, etc. Last month I live-blogged at a conference. What have you learned about live blogging? Tweet.

Top-10 Demand Generation Vendor Blogs

LeadSloth

In my previous post I listed the Top-10 Demand Generation blog by marketers and consultants. Today I’ve put together a list of vendor blogs. Most of these vendors blogs really get ‘online marketing’, so they talk about best practices rather then just touting their products, and they post regularly. In alphabetical order: ActiveConversion B2B Marketing Blog. For Eloqua I’m following two blogs. Hubspot Internet Marketing Blog.

6 Easy Steps to Increase Leads from Your Corporate Blog

The Point

If your blog post showed up in a Google listing, would someone click on it? Tags: B2B Marketing Blogs Social Media blog marketing lead generation b2b demand generation b2b lead generation Demand Generation Title your posts for Google and Twitter. Forget nuance. Is it short (well short of 140 characters) so that someone can easily retweet it without editing? Does it immediately communicate, in specific, tangible terms, what the [.].

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Blog Content to Drive Traffic - B2B Marketing and Sales Tip #255

Reachforce

As the person here at ReachForce ultimately responsible for having a regularly updated blog, I know how very difficult it can be to continually come up with new blog post ideas. Lucky for me Kipp Bodnar has created a great list of 20 Ideas For B2B Blog Content To Drive

New FTC Disclosure Guidelines for Testimonials and Endorsements

WriteSpark

In October 2009, the U.S. These resources will help you understand the new FTC guidelines and principles to adopt for your own marketing communications: Start with the thoughtful analysis provided by John Bell of Ogilvy PR in several posts on the Digital Influence Mapping Project blog.

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. October 2009 Online Marketing News. Technorati release their state of the blogosphere - shows that most bloggers are just hobbiest and number one use of Twitter is to promote blogs. A Robert Half Technology study announces 54% of companies blog social media sites. September 2009 Online Marketing News.

Content Creation Made Easy

Industrial Marketing Today

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? That led me to other popular search terms like blog content creation, content creation help, online content creation etc.

Blog Posts I'll Never Write (With Apologies to Borges)

Customer Experience Matrix

In that same spirit, here are summaries of three blog posts I doubt I’ll ever have time to actually write. This is a reaction to a blog post Do CRM Analysts Provide Value for Money? Basically he concludes that the ‘big-name’ analysts don’t tell him much that he he can’t pick up from his own experience or other sources like blogs, books and academic papers. Jorge Luis Borges wrote surreal stories that dealt largely with the nature of literature and authorship.

Are You Creating Irresistible Offers with Your Email Marketing?

Industrial Marketing Today

by Achinta Mitra on November 16, 2009 in B2B E-Mail Marketing Do you know the key component of email marketing that generates more high-quality leads and drives sales? Just adding a sign up form in the sidebar of your site or blog stating “Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter for the latest news and handy tips” may be a direct call to action but is it really an irresistible offer or incentive?

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Generating Blog Traffic (and Leads) Using Email Subscriptions

The Point

Either by the time you read this (or, if not, soon thereafter) this blog will have undergone a design facelift, its first since we launched it two years in April 2007. Tags: B2B Marketing Blogs E-mail Installed Base Marketing Lead Management Lead Nurturing Marketing Automation RSS Social Media blog promotion email marketing enewsletters

LeadSloth Marketing Automation Blog – Survey Results

LeadSloth

LeadSloth Marketing Automation Blog – Survey Results. About two weeks ago I posted a survey that asked the LeadSloth readers what they wanted to read about. As it goes with surveys, it took some effort to get people to fill it out. But this week it reached critical mass, so I was able to draw some interesting conclusions. The Most Requested Topics. The top 6 topics mentioned in the survey were: Metrics & ROI. Marketing Automation Best Practices. Lead Nurturing / Drip campaigns.

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Decision Makers Like Details

WriteSpark

Yet the 2009 Media Consumption Benchmark Report from the media/research firm TechTarget found that these media are ranked lower by IT buyers. I recently participated in a group to evaluate the effectiveness of sales materials produced by an insurance company.

Best Business Blogging Tips of 2009, Part 2

Webbiquity

How can you develop a steady stream of new topic ideas to write about on your blog? Attract more blog traffic? Which highly successful blogs should you emulate, and what can you learn from them? What common blogging mistakes should you avoid? How do blogging and other “real time&# activities like social media posting affect Google search results? 5 outstanding corporate blogs by iMedia Connection. How to find topics for your blog posts by My Blog.