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2009 Big List of B2B Marketing and Sales Blogs

Proteus B2B Marketing Blog

With all the micro-blogging, I’ve often wondered whether the number of bloggers who actually create original, substantial content is decreasing. 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 [.].

Rick Short Explains How to Turn Staff Into Prolific Bloggers

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My real challenge was getting my staff to warm to the concept of being a blogger. That was the voice of many of my bloggers at one time or another. posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 at 10:02 AM by Jack Leblond Jack - thanks for the comment.

Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers

Writing on the Web

Twitter processed more than one billion tweets in December 2009 and averages almost 40 million tweets per day. internet page views occurred at one of the top social networking sites in December 2009, up from 13.8%

Top 20 CRM Blogs of 2009

B2B Lead Generation Blog

As I read over the list of blogs, I discovered some new ones worth reading along with a number of bloggers I already follow. 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. Here's a partial list of the CRM blogs on their list: PGreenblog and CRM: The Conversation – Paul Greenberg. Beagle Consulting Blog – Denis Pombriant.

Interviews and Content Marketing - Ambal Balakrishnan

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

Some other bits of background about Ambal: Ambal’s book “Content Marketing Tweets: Bite sized tips on creating compelling content your customers and prospects will love&# will be published in late 2009. Several of our readers and fellow bloggers have told us they have found great value in the Interviews. My friend/business-partner Rajesh Setty , fellow blogger Francis Raymond and development team StressLimitDesign (Justin Evans and Colin Vernon) need a special mention.

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

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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. Read more… Doug Kessler | June 11th, 2009 | 3 comments Choose your patients carefully The most respected surgeons in the world have the best survival rates. We… Read more… Neil Stoneman | May 8th, 2009 | 4 comments Why we steal from our clients.

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The Fun Theory: How to Change Behavior

The Effective Marketer

This entry was posted on Monday, November 30th, 2009 at 8:00 am and is filed under Communication , Marketing Strategy , Social Media.

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

B2B Marketing Traction

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Is Social Media Wasted on PR Agencies?

The Point

The stated objectives of said plan were: * increase awareness amongst bloggers, influencers and prospects. First, let’s get this out of the way: I know some very smart people in the PR field. Yes, some of my best friends are PR people. But good grief. I’m ready to conclude that many PR agencies don’t really get it when it comes to social media.

Webinar Presentations That Suck « The Effective Marketer

The Effective Marketer

This entry was posted on Monday, May 25th, 2009 at 7:43 pm and is filed under Communication , Webinars.

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Eight reasons to monitor social media and a list of tools for doing it

Chris Koch

Furthermore, a vanity search cannot distinguish whether what’s being said about your brand is coming from a blogger with 2000 readers that include your most important customers or from a grad student whose RSS feed goes to his Mom. If you read this blog regularly, you know that I think that monitoring social media is one of four key aspects of a social media engagement strategy.

Why marketers must become the new publishers

Chris Koch

Marketers need to talk to subject matter experts inside the company, influencers outside the company (analysts, academics, bloggers, journalists), and customers. One of the great trends were seeing at ITSMA is increased automation of the lead process. It’s great because the software acts as a battering ram for alignment between marketing and sales. But this trend has an unintended side effect: it exposes our content development processes (or lack thereof).

Who are the bloggers?

The Content Factor

Among them: bloggers are far more well educated and wealthy than the population as a whole and 35% of bloggers have a journalistic pedigree in that they worked for a newspaper, magazine or broadcast outlet.What many are saying in terms of the ongoing ying and yang between traditional media andThis interesting report from Technorati, just published in October has some interesting findings.

Top B2B marketing posts for 2009 (hint: social media)

Chris Koch

I’m happy to say that traffic to my blog has quadrupled (I’ve gone from a D-list blogger to a C-list, I think) in 2009 thanks to you. Who says B2B marketers are lagging in social media? If they are out there, they aren’t reading this blog. Of the top ten posts on my blog this year, only one did not involve social media. Though I’m supposed to be an objective researcher, I have to admit bias here.

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.

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. Click here to read 101 Tips from 50 Small Business Bloggers.

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.&# She explains how to use tactics like blogger outreach, social networking and social news marketing to create engagement with prospects and move them toward your solutions.

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How Live Blogging Makes You a Better Blogger

B2B Marketing Traction

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Best New B2B Marketing Blogs – The Blog Tree (Infographic)

Webbiquity

The Blog Tree: New Growth cheers about 60 active, insightful blogs launched (or significantly re-engineered) after January 1, 2009. ” You can find the interactive PDF version of this very cool infographic here or in Joe’s post.It’s great to see some familiar names like Pam Moore The Marketing Nut , Mack Collier , Savvy B2B Marketing and B2B Bloggers on this year’s tree, as well as a lot of new blogs to check out.

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How NOT to pitch a blog | Online Marketing Blog

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Home About Resources Archives Subscribe Consulting Contact How NOT to pitch a blog 29 Comments | Posted by Lee Odden on Aug 29th, 2007 in Blog Marketing , Blogging , Online Marketing , Online PR In the past I’ve written about blogger relations offering tips on how marketers or PR professionals ought to present their story ideas to bloggers. Pitching bloggers and print journalists are somewhat similar, but in the end, they can be very different things.

Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Effectively connect with bloggers and other key online influencers in your industry? Social Media Press Releases and Blogger Outreach. The 5 Cs of Blogger Relations by prTini. ** 5 Stars. Noting (very accurately I might add) that “The top bloggers receive hundreds of pitches a day. Even bloggers with less traffic to their site are still being pitched on a regular basis.

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How Live Blogging Makes You a Better Blogger

B2B Marketing Traction

See Bruno Giussani’s Tips for Conference Bloggers. I also got value from the PDF that Bruno wrote with blogger Ethan Zuckerman. Tweet. 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.

How Live Blogging Makes You a Better Blogger

B2B Marketing Traction

See Bruno Giussani’s Tips for Conference Bloggers. I also got value from the PDF that Bruno wrote with blogger Ethan Zuckerman. Tweet. 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.

How to be a friendly ghost (blogger, that is)

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

You know what is so cool? Having a job where you have a bona fide excuse to communicate through cartoon characters. I simply must work in Bugs Bunny soon. Love that wabbit. My recent post on ghost blogging ( Can you out-source authenticity? generated a "spirited" discussion.

Work with Bloggers

Aggregage

I’m often asked about whether it’s necessary to work with bloggers when you create a topic hub. However, the practical answer is that it’s always better to work with bloggers and other content sources rather than just taking their content without any outreach. But it is still seems better to work with bloggers. The strict answer is that likely it’s not an issue if you abide by certain use principles.

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How Trade Publications Can Capitalize on Content Marketing and Social Media

WebMarketCentral

Bloggers could do this independently, but few have the resources to do a thorough job. Last week I asked the question: will content marketing kill trade publications ?

Blogger: Redirecting

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This blog is not hosted by Blogger and has not been checked for spam, viruses and other forms of malware. Push-Button Publishing You're about to be redirected The blog that used to be here is now at [link] Do you wish to be redirected? Yes No Home | Features | About | Buzz | Help | Discuss | Language | Developers | Gear Terms of Service | Privacy | Content Policy | Copyright © 1999 – 2010 Google

101 actionable tips from leading business bloggers

B2B Lead Generation Blog

I was recently asked for some of my best tips on lead generation to include in “101 Tips from 50 Small Business Bloggers.” Check it out and then share the wealth:  “101 Tips from 50 Small Business Bloggers The blog appeared in Open Forum’s Idea Hub, a virtual ‘trading post’ of ideas and insights from industry experts and business owners. The response was so overwhelming I wanted to share it with you. 

Best of 2009 (So Far): SEO Guidance, Part 3

WebMarketCentral

Blog SEO: 5 Tips To Improve Ranking and Increase Traffic by PCWorld Mike Keller offers a helpful set of tips for new bloggers to optimize their blogs for search, covering basics such as variable title tags in Blogger (note: this won't work with all templates), meta tags and setting up RSS feeds.

Social Media Success Stories

Anything Goes Marketing

Blogger: Blogging is the Differentiator Some people may have written off blogging and I admit that I have a love/hate relationship with it but in 2009 I’m definitely seeing it as even more important social media tool. StubleUpon , Digg , Facebook , Blogger , web 2.0

Best of 2009 (So Far): SEO Guidance, Part 2

WebMarketCentral

Blog SEO Tips: Top SEO Mistakes to Avoid by Blogsessive Alex Cristache details five common SEO mistakes bloggers make that cause their sites to fare more poorly than necessary in search engine rankings. What two simple words answer almost every SEO question?

Finding and Connecting with Bloggers - 30+ Resources

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A big value proposition that comes with Browse My Stuff is that it provides a great opportunity to build a relationship with bloggers in a particular field. Along the way, I’ve come to realize that there’s quite a bit to learn about how to effectively work with other bloggers. Blogger Relations: Two Approaches For PR. How to launch a successful blogger-outreach program in one day - The Viral Garden. Enough With Blogger Strategies! Blogger Outreach.

Best of 2009 (So Far): Social Media Marketing, Part 2

WebMarketCentral

He also quotes a HubSpot study finding that three-quarters of bloggers in small to midsize companies say that " their company blogs were 'useful,' 'important,' or 'critical' to their business." Social media, and discussions of its value for PR and marketing, have become ubiquitous.

Best of 2009 (So Far): Cool Web Tools, Part 1

WebMarketCentral

Find them all and others here in the first set of the best cool web tools for 2009. Mail), social networking sites (Facebook, MySpace), blogging platforms (WordPress, Blogger, TypePad), media sites (Flickr, YouTube) and more. Looking for a slick tool to easily build branded widgets?

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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. 34% of bloggers post opinions about products and brands.

Three reasons why Microsoft is cool again

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One of the points that differentiates me from other bloggers: I’m old enough to remember when Microsoft was cool. They were the college drop-out geeks who conquered the world. Then David turned into Goliath. And nobody likes Goliath.

Is blogging a man’s job?

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It was about a woman who could only find success as a blogger and freelance writer after she posed as a man (under the name of James Chartrand). I read a blog post yesterday that staggered me.