The 24 Best Visual Content Creation Tools


Creately offers desktop and online versions ” — Small Business Trends. Showcase reviews: Snall Business Trends. ” — Small Business Trends. Showcase reviews: Snall Business Trends. ” — Small Business Trends. Small Business Trends.

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The Eight Best Social CRM Tools


According to Google Trends , the average number of monthly web searches for the phrase “social CRM” quadrupled from June 2009 to June 2011.

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Trending Sources

12 Lessons I’ve Learned from Writing 1,000 Blog Posts


The New York Times reported back in 2009 that 95% of blogs are abandoned, and there’s little evidence that state has changed much since then. Watching the trends in how visitors find your blog helps optimize each tactic.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)


The first step to improving digital marketing results is to understand the emerging trends and best practices. e-Strategy Trends ). e-Strategy Trends ). Just 139 of the Fortune 500 corporations maintain public-facing blogs, only 29 more than in 2009. ( e-Strategy Trends ).

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50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)


What social media developments and trends should I be watching? Social Media Trends and Predictions. 2011 Trends: Make Your Corporate Site A Social Media Hub by Business 2 Community. Are These Social Media Trends of 2011 Part of Your Strategy?

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010


Social Media Gender Roles Follow Traditional Offline Trends by MediaPost Online Media Daily. 54% of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) were using social media to promote their businesses as of September 2010, double the number using these sites in December 2009. last year (2009).

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55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010


If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. According to a HubSpot study, 71% of marketers viewed Twitter as a useful marketing tool last year, up from just 39% in 2009.

Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog


According to Small Business Trends and HubSpot , the percentage of businesses with blogs has increased from less than half in 2009 to nearly two out of three in 2011. Over the last decade, business blogs have gone from being a novelty to a leading-edge practice to an essential element for any company seeking to optimize its presence on the web.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise


What’s most interesting is that Umair made this statement in June, 2009 when Twitter had recorded approximately 2.5 Since 2009, we have seen revolutionary wars and unspeakable natural disasters.

Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010


Noting that “Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, if used effectively, can help build relationships, identify new trends and help facilitate networking with like-minds throughout the industry,&# Lacey Haines and Adam Vincenzini share a few best practices for pitching journalists through social media, such as keeping pitches short and using a DM rather than a public message when pitching on Twitter.

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50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)


Awareness of Twitter has exploded; 87% of Americans said they were “familiar with” Twitter in a poll taken earlier this year, versus just 5% in 2008 and 26% in 2009.

Book Review: Marketing in the Age of Google


While those figures are now a couple of years old, it’s astounding that as recently as early 2009, more than half of small businesses still lacked a basic web presence. • “Most prepurchase activity involves generic terms and…brand searches tend to happen only close to purchase.&#.

Best Marketing Strategy Insights of 2009


What key trends on the horizon do you need to be aware of? Jodi Harris summarizes highlights from Mandalay Entertainment Founder and CEO Peter Guber’s keynote speech at the 2009 Entertainment Marketing Summit advising marketers to overcome resistance to change, create memorable stories and great content in order to motivate prospects. What strategies and tactics should you employ to maximize business results online?

Best of 2009: SEO Tips, Part 1


Five Tips for Avoiding Deceptive SEO Companies by Small Business Trends. SEO Trends and the Future of SEO by SEO Theory. In this extensive and thoughtful post, Michael Martinez discusses the impact of trends such as personalized search, universal search and social media, and advises SEO professionals to focus on optimizing for query spaces (all the queries and content relevant to a specific topic) in order to capture traffic for long tail keywords.

Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2009


What are the latest trends in search? Searchers Using Longer Queries in 2009 by Small Business Search Marketing. in 2009, while 4-word searches increased from 13.3% Predicting the Present with Google Trends by Google Research Blog. How Google Trends data can help improve forecasts of the current level of activity for a number of different economic time series. in 2009 to 11.3%

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


30% of social media users access a social media site “several times a day,&# up from 18% in 2009. 85% view company blogs as “useful,&# while 71% said the same for Twitter (up from just 39% in 2009). 2009 Twitter Demographics and Statistics Report by iStrategyLabs.

Best Random but Interesting Posts, Articles and Resources of 2009


Chris Campbell provides an outstanding list of tools for gathering insights and information about your competition, including SpyFu (finds competitors’ AdWords keywords), Compete PRO Search Analytics (see what keywords drive traffic to a given site) and Google Trends for Websites (traffic data and geographic visitation patterns of your competitors–pretty cool, though it works only for relatively large, high-traffic sites).

Best Web Analytics Tools and Tips of 2009


But it isn’t the historical measures themselves which are of interest to analysts, rather the trends they reveal and path(s) forward they illuminate. There’s a great scene from the original Cannonball Run in which one of drivers hops into his Ferrari convertible, rips the rearview mirror off of the windshield, tosses it out and then says to his startled co-driver, “What is behind us—does not matter.&#

Best Web and Landing Page Design Tips of 2009


Bannan give examples of 10 excellent b2b websites that meet the test of providing “visitors clear, concise product and company information, reflecting a company’s brand consistently and engaging users in a conversation—whether it’s about an industry trend or about how to take the next step toward a making a purchase.&#. Discover beautiful site designs inspired by nature, mind-blowing microsites, and beautiful icon sets.

Best Interactive PR Articles and Blog Posts of 2009


Sarah Evans offers her list of resources for keeping up on social media trends and performing online PR tasks more effectively, including PitchEngine , BeatBlogging.org and Twellow. Interactive PR, sometimes called social PR, is a combination of search-optimizing press releases, creating social media releases through tools like PitchEngine , blogger outreach and the use of social media to promote company news and announcements.

Best Cool Web Tools of 2009, Part 1


An outstanding list of tips and tools for using social media to conduct both primary and secondary research, monitor trends, create alerts, analyze information and organize your data. Looking for a more powerful way to share presentations online? Consolidate your online profiles and social networking presence? Create a cool Twiiter background even if you’re not the artistic type? Generate word-of-word referrals? Use social media more effectively for research?

19 New Featured Sources on the B2B Marketing Zone


What Works ( Vendor Government PR Trends Spending Release ). The hard questions about social media for B2B solutions providers , June 11, 2009. Blog as hub, site as spoke , June 23, 2009.

Best of 2008: Amusing, Creative and Just Plain Odd


In another noteworthy post, Ian presciently warns readers about 11 Internet Marketing Trends To Ignore in 2009 , such as “Vertical Search. I hate to kick that dead dog again, but it sucked in 2007, it sucked in 2008, and it’ll continue to suck wind in 2009.&#. Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang running an ad agency. How Internet marketing is like a ruptured disc. Bizarre yet real images on the web. Ads that never should have seen the light of an LCD screen.

Sales Ready Leads: Quality vs. Quantity

Smashmouth Marketing

It's not a litmus test, so look for trends and patterns: If they keep talking about LOTS of meetings and production - beware. The topic of Quality vs. Quantity in demand gen has been a constant debate.

The 6 Most Important Social Media Trends of 2017


Here are six social media trends that marketers should know about. That may seem obvious, but in 2009, only 46 percent of online adults used social media, according to Pew Research. The post The 6 Most Important Social Media Trends of 2017 appeared first on The Content Strategist.

Tracking Video Music Trends: How to Stay Current


Unfortunately, the ability to follow trends and stay ahead of the curve is still agonizingly difficult. It’s the job of a music supervisor to stay current with the latest trends in music. NYC based company ‘Next Big Sound’ launched in 2009 and they currently lead the charge in analytics tracking of artists all over the planet. Think of what’s trending on Soundcloud as being six months ahead of pop radio. Blog Video Marketing Trends

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.

New Infographic: B2B Lead Generation & Content Marketing Trends


The infographic summarizes key data from a variety of research reports covering B2B and technology lead generation, media strategy, and content marketing trends, from initial solution research to lead nurturing. BtoB magazine: Emerging Trends in B2B Social Marketing, April 2011.

C-Level Prospects - Make the First Appointment By Phone

Smashmouth Marketing

Being that b2b introductory meetings is Green Leads ' business, we have noticed a trend over the past several years. For Con-call/Web-meetings there is a trend of delegating to lower-level staff prior to secondary/follow-on activity. When I was recently at the Sales 2.0

7 Tech Trends in Email for Marketers

Modern B2B Marketing

But email made for desktop (600px) looked congested in mobile (320px) and by 2009, the need for email to be responsive grabbed speed. In this blog, I’ll cover what tech trends marketers should keep top-of-mind when planning their 2018 email strategy. .

5 tips to build more relevant and engaging lead nurturing emails

B2B Lead Generation Blog

I realize that new social media trends have opened up many avenues in which marketers can create and nurture relationships. 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. This is hugely important because most marketers rely on email as their main lead nurturing tactic.

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

Modern B2B Marketing

We think this will continue to be a trend. The next interview in the B2B Marketing thought leader interview series is with Terry Whalen, a partner at CPC Search , a full-service SEM agency that optimizes PPC campaigns on behalf of its clients. This interview is focused on search engine marketing as it relates specifically to B2B. Prior to running CPC Search, Terry led marketing initiatives at Citrix’s GoToMyPC, and before that he received his MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

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Human-to-Human Marketing: A Trend for 2015 and Beyond


DiGiorno Pizza made a big mistake with their real-time marketing by hopping on the trending #WhyIStayed hashtag with what was declared the absolute worst brand tweet of 2014. Imagine walking into your favorite coffee shop. It still looks and smells the same, but something is off.

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. We also ask for their suggestions on recommended reading resources to keep abreast with latest trends in their industry.

Email Autoresponders 2.0 in B2B Marketing

Anything Goes Marketing

In this post, I want to highlight some of the interesting trends I'm seeing in marketing automation - specifically the autoresponder email and how you can take advantage of this often neglected marketing gem.

It's Budget Season - B2B Marketing Budget Trends for 2011

Everything Technology Marketing

The growing trend of utilizing inbound marketing tactics is a result of the changed buying behaviors of B2B buyers and the perceived cost effectiveness of these marketing channels. this year over 2009.

Data-Driven Marketing: 10 Trends for 2013

Marketing Action

A few cherry-picked numbers: The US GDP grew slowly, ~2%; the S&P grew ~15%; unemployment fell below 8% for the first time since 2009. Among the findings: Email spend continues to grow, despite open and click-through rates that fell to 2009 levels.

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#FF, QR Codes, & Like-Gating: 6 Outdated Internet Trends We Should Leave Behind


Sometimes, when I think back to internet trends that came and went, it can put a big smile across my face. Googling it doesn''t really help -- all the articles are from five years ago, and they all seem to think that trend is all the rage. Do you or did you follow any of these trends?

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

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Mary Meeker's Newest Internet Trends Report a Must-Read for Marketers


Meeker, a former top Wall Street analyst, puts out a big report once a year laying out the most important trends on the internet. KPCB Internet Trends 2013 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Meeker believes the trend will continue with wearables.