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 [.].

Why Are Marketing Automation Managers So Hard to Find?

LeadSloth

In addition to a marketing automation systems, these are usually CRM systems, content management systems, pay-per-click systems and reporting applications. Even though some vendors have been around for almost 10 years, Marketing Automation is still relatively new. According to Forrester, only 2-5% of B2B firms have invested in full-featured Marketing Automation. But that percentage is rapidly growing.

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The Content Marketing Workbook | Velocity - the B2B marketing acceleration agency for technology companies

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HOME | RSS FEEDS | SITEMAP | CLIENT ZONE | CONTACT US Who we are What we do Our clients About Velocity Our blog The B2B Content Marketing Workbook.by Doug Kessler Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 Your prospects are being buffeted by a firehose of information. Content Marketing is your way to cut through the noise and hop over the barriers. The book of the webinar of the movie: The Velocity B2B Content Marketing Workbook.

TriComB2B: Smart. Strategic. Technical. - Technically Focused B2B Marketing Agency - formerly TriCom Marketing & Communications

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Or see our latest marketing programs to check out our content development and creative abilities. more » News / Press Releases TriComB2B Named as 2009 Best Places to Work Winner.

7 Reasons Why Marketing Automation Projects Fail

LeadSloth

No Interesting Content. For each persona you need to have relevant content: whitepapers, blog posts, case studies, webinars, and so on. Even more: the content should match the phase in the buying process, from awareness to validation.

Learn how to create content that improves your lead gen conversions

B2B Lead Generation Blog

B2B marketing efforts heavily rely on content as a lead generation incentive. To be effective in the lead gen cycle, this content has to be something your prospects yearn to read or view. You’ll want to create content that will actually help your sales team have a valid reason to follow-up. Marketers looking for ways to create this relevant content will get practical training during MarketingShepa’s B2B Webinar Training coming up January 29 from 2 p.m. –

what's your marketing approach?

The Effective Marketer

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 8:29 pm and is filed under Communication , Marketing Management , Marketing Strategy. The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking What’s Your Marketing Approach? An interesting post by Steve Johnson talks about marketing not being a list, but rather an approach to solving customers problems and helping buyers to buy.

The 24 Best Visual Content Creation Tools

Webbiquity

More than 90% of B2B marketers already use content marketing in some form, and spending on content marketing is projected to double by 2019. But content won’t simply be produced in greater volumes, it will also become increasingly visual. HubSpot (Content).

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Interviews and Content Marketing - Ambal Balakrishnan

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

Her recent post: Aggregating the Best Content in B2B Marketing covers a lot of ground on aggregation especially as it relates to B2B Marketing. 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. ClickInsights: What is the biggest mistake to avoid in B2B Content Marketing?

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. write compelling website content Advice on writing content which will best optimise your website for search engine traffic and be compelling for visitors. Edward Appleton 15 June 2009 Alternative marketing goes mainstream Scot McKee 11 June 2009 Dont hurt me Arch.Im

B2B Marketing Zone launched

B2B Lead Generation Blog

The community features content from other B2B marketing bloggers I enjoy such as Ardath Albee ( Marketing Interactions ), Paul Dunay ( Buzz Marketing for Technology ) and Jon Miller ( Modern B2B Marketing ) as well many others. A new B2B marketing community that I am participating in was just launched. The B2B Marketing Zone is a marketing community site that was launched as collaborative effort between Tom Pick and Tony Karrer.

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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Top Automated Marketing Personalization Tactics

Anything Goes Marketing

Personalized email/direct mail content. Content must be created for each segment – this requires resources etc… To make this a personalization a bit easier, technology advancements allow you to add dynamic content sections to mostly generic communications. Emails and direct mail are fairly static while website content can dynamically change on the go. This content should change based on the behaviours that the contact has exhibited over time.

On Lead Nurturing - thinking beyond the send

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Review your options for content that addresses these concerns. Related posts: 5 Lead Nurturing Time Factors to Fine Tune Your Message Content ideas for lead nurturing and tactics to use   Lead Nurturing - Ripening the Right Bananas The challenge today is not in generating leads, but truly connecting with them. That's why lead nurturing matters. This is why I found this post by my friend Ardath Albee titled, " Strategy Beyond the Send " helpful.

5 Secrets of Creating Successful Marketing One-Sheets

B2B Marketing Traction

Bulletize” content like services, background and education, and markets served where possible. Tweet. One of the networks I belong to, ProVisors , advocates the use of one-sheets or one-pagers that describe each member’s differentiators and the benefits of the service(s) they provide.

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Lead Generation Checklist - Part 2: Sales and Marketing – One Team

B2B Lead Generation Blog

I think you’ll find “How to Use Existing Content in B2B Demand Generation Programs” helpful. I’ve started an eight-part series I’m calling the ‘Lead Generation Checklist.’ Each post in the series addresses a step that will help to make your lead generation campaigns work like a well-oiled machine. In the first installment , I discussed tackling your organization’s mindset. Your touches should be conversations not just campaigns. Your “marketing” approach should be more consultative.

5 tips to build more relevant and engaging lead nurturing emails

B2B Lead Generation Blog

As you develop lead nurturing tracks this is extremely useful because you can leverage what you've learned to reuse that content again and again. But, in order to keep it effective, more than ever you’ll have to create meaningful, informative, attention-grabbing content. A recent MarketingSherpa survey of email recipients found that 58% of those who stop reading, disengage, or unsubscribe after cite "lack of relevance" as a key factor.

To register or not, revisited: could there be a third way?

EMagine B2B Blog

One of our earliest posts was “To Register or Not?” – way back in late 2006 – in which we looked at both sides of the burning issue of whether or not to insist on collecting visitors’ strategic information in exchange for allowing them access to some crown jewel of your content suite (typically a [.].

B2B Email Marketing: Interview with Stephanie Miller

Sales Lead Insights

This study tracks with Return Path’s Deliverability Benchmark Report on the first half of 2009, which is based on the data Return Path manages for ISPs and corporate system administrators. The bad news: It’s not about content – so changing words like "Free" or "Click here" won’t make much of a difference. Keep it simple – no one has time to read a lengthy newsletter, even if the content is interesting.

B2B PPC Optimization: Thought Leadership with Terry Whalen of CPC Search

Modern B2B Marketing

We've seen a lot of money being wasted on the Content Network, and we often have some triage to do. We are fans of Content for B2B, don't recommend turning it off completely (see below). How does the Content network perform for B2B accounts, and how has your use of Content shifted in the last year? The Content network has become much more transparent, and the tools to move the levers up and down have gotten better.

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Email Autoresponders 2.0 in B2B Marketing

Anything Goes Marketing

Dynamic Content : This is one of the key areas that makes me smile when I'm reviewing how our customers are getting the most out of our product. Dynamic content in an email allows you to: Simplify the autoresponder email creation.

Break the mold: Why content marketing needs to be like a chalupa

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post called “ 5 Reasons most content marketing is FAR behind where it needs to be.” It’s unlikely that a content strategy that worked five years ago will work today. The content chalupa. Foremost is Content Shock.

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Participating in B2B Marketing Zone

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

There are several ways that you can participate in this content community. There are two main feeds for the site: Best Of - this feed will consist of posts that are limited in number and point to the content that is the best stuff based on social signals. Full - this is a feed of all of the content coming into this topic hub. This can be quite a bit of content. The system is capable of bringing in good content that has been manually marked.

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TechValidate: Marketing Content that Writes Itself

The Point

It’s content. (Or Or rather, it’s LACK of content.) Tags: B2B Marketing Content marketing Database Marketing Installed Base Marketing Lead Management Lead Nurturing Marketing Automation Social Media techvalidate What single hurdle keeps B2B marketers from achieving the best possible results from inbound marketing, social media, and lead nurturing?

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

Customer Experience Matrix

Similarly, functionality is generally comparable although they may be less sophisticated at some tasks such as dynamic content generation (automatically altering an email or Web page based on lead characteristics) and branching campaign flows. Functionally, these are pretty sophisticated products, although they don't usually meet all the needs of very large marketing organizations, such as fine-grained security and advanced content management.

Change the Channel to Ignite Content

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Jeffrey Slater, {grow} Community Member After reading Mark’s new book, The Content Code , I became inspired to think about how I could ignite content on my blog where I provide marketing advice and coaching to small businesses. Same content. Same content.

All your best content may now be considered fake news

Biznology

While we both know you’re not a purveyor of so-called fake-news, if you’re not a proper J-school-certified and verified reporter, you might end up on the wrong side of the social media content filter. The real bloodbath started in 2009.

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35 Content Ideas for B2B eNewsletters

Proteus B2B Marketing Blog

Rather, this is a “What to” article, with 35 B2B eNewsletter content ideas to help you think about “what” to write about. Tags: B2B Email Marketing B2B Blogs B2B Marketing content marketing This is not another “How to” article for creating newsletters. There are in fact, a number of excellent resources with “How to” tips for creating, producing, publishing, and managing newsletters—including our own B2B [.].

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. 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. The book of the webinar of the movie: The Velocity B2B Content Marketing Workbook.

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How To Build a Lead Nurturing Culture Part I

Anything Goes Marketing

Here are the key items that you need to consider in building a lead nurturing culture: Targeted, Engaging Content is King. Content is at the core of your lead nurturing efforts. For more information on this topic, see The Buying Process; Auditing your Content Assets.

Video Content Marketing: The Three Es of Success

ScribbleLive

When I first got into the field of animation, the last place I thought I would ever find myself is the world of content marketing. Despite their accurate and helpful content, they just weren’t that shareable. Want to dive deeper into the data supporting content marketing?

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Building Content Marketing Strategy – 10 Steps

B2B Marketing Insider

As we look back on 2012, I think the award for biggest buzzword for the year should go to Content Marketing. Plus, content marketing has been around for a long time, especially in B2B high-tech marketing. 10 Steps to a Building a Successful Content Marketing Strategy.

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How Much Money Has Been Invested In Content Marketing Technology

B2B Marketing Insider

Of these, over 80, including NewsCred, are listed squarely in “Content Marketing.” It doesn’t take an expert to tell you that the content marketing software industry is exploding. And how much is the content marketing industry actually worth according to marketing budgets?

B2B Email Marketing Best Practices eBook

Proteus B2B Marketing Blog

Our new eBook: Features more than 130 best practices, strategies, and tips for B2B email marketing Focuses on the most popular type of B2B email marketing—content marketing, such as email newsletters Goes beyond the email itself, discussing how to integrate and leverage social media, web analytics, and search engine optimization Covers general email marketing issues, as well as those [.].

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.

Building an Audience Is Not a Chore: 5 Brands That Began with Content

Content Standard

Or a great marketing and content strategy? Your content strategy may just need a fresh dose of inspiration. And as Mint’s head-spinning success story unfolded from 2007 to 2009, experts intensively analyzed the “how.” Content Strategy Marketing

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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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Is Social Media Wasted on PR Agencies?

The Point

use targeted, insightful content to attract and engage with qualified 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. Either that, or they’re just choosing to frame the discussion in such a way as to greatly limit the potential of their clients’ social media initiatives.

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 ? Content Strategy: The Future of Marketing (via Joe Pulizzi with Christine Halvorson). Get Content.

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 ? Since I’ve started a Twitter presence in February 2009, I have been able to build a 4000+ following relatively easily.