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When all the hard work on social media … just doesn’t work

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Nobody has worked harder to build a digital consulting business than Ray. And, it didn’t work. The following post is about the choice I made to leave my company, NewRayCom to work in a Call Center. When social media doesn’t work. And, it didn't work.

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Why Are Marketing Automation Managers So Hard to Find?

LeadSloth

Hire associates just out of college, pay them well, coach them, let them work really hard and they grow into experienced Marketing Automation managers within a couple of years. 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.

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

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more » News / Press Releases TriComB2B Named as 2009 Best Places to Work Winner.

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

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Doug Kessler Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 Your prospects are being buffeted by a firehose of information. David Fideler says: June 12, 2009 at 2:00 am This is the single best overview I’ve yet seen on strategic B2B content marketing — and the design is fantastic. The design and copy work together very well and I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed by the ideas and value delivered.

Rick Short Explains How to Turn Staff Into Prolific Bloggers

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Q: You work at a company that supplies electronics assembly equipment. Many people see blogging as an activity that takes precious time away from their "important" work. Do what works for you. Bloggers are concerned that they can not handle the volume of work required.

5 Things My Father Taught Me About Selling

Smashmouth Marketing

Always be networking - work your social networks, be it sports, college, the neighborhood, charities, the country club or church -- (Bonus Point) 6. Today is fathers day, and my kids lived up to the holiday tradition by surprising me with a baked french toast casserole and bacon.

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5 Steps for Brainstorming Your Marketing Plan

B2B Marketing Traction

What worked and why? What did not work? Park the attitudes of “that won’t work” and “that wasn’t invented here” at the door. Tweet. One of the most fun aspects of marketing planning can be brainstorming.

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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. Web Design Webinar Yes, Please Share This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking What’s Your Marketing Approach?

10 User Generated Content Campaigns That Actually Worked

Hubspot

The company launched The Art of the Trench website in 2009 , where users could upload and comment on pictures of people wearing Burberry products. increase in revenue between 2009 and 2010.

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. Go to the Customer Insight Knowledge Bank CASE STUDY: Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets The bank worked with PH Group to develop a prospect management database to enhance relationships with financial directors. Edward Appleton 15 June 2009 Alternative marketing goes mainstream Scot McKee 11 June 2009 Dont hurt me Arch.Im

Top Automated Marketing Personalization Tactics

Anything Goes Marketing

Yes this method requires additional effort and yes it does mean that your data needs to be in order for it to work but it’s a proven method that brings your company closer to your prospects and customers. An example that I've seen really work well is combining personalized voice messages with email. There is a lot of talk these days that personalization is back in marketing but what does that really mean and what are some of the tactics you can use?

5 Secrets of Creating Successful Marketing One-Sheets

B2B Marketing Traction

I worked in that industry, also! To begin, write down your differentiator, your work philosophy, your values and life philosophy! (To Tweet.

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

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Each post in the series addresses a step that will help to make your lead generation campaigns work like a well-oiled machine. Ensure that marketing is giving sales something to work with. If you already have a statement, make sure both teams are working off the same version. Wish-washy and unfounded statements about the benefits customers get from working with your organization can be the cause of lead generation problems. Communicate what works and what doesn’t.

Podcast: Why sellers don’t have the right tools to help buyers buy

B2B Lead Generation Blog

I wanted to speak with Morgen because I was intrigued with the advice she lends to help with B2B’s major dilemma: How can we successfully work with people from the time they express interest until they decide to buy? A recent lead generation poll showed that converting leads to pipeline revenue (accelerating sales) was the biggest challenge for marketers. What are we doing as sellers that keeps us from closing sales? It’s a tough question, and it’s one that gets a lot of feathers ruffled.

Looking for Social Media Policy Examples?

Everything Technology Marketing

Here is a great collection of social media policies from 123 Social Media's web site to help you create a policy that works for your organization: [link Do you hesitate to jump on the social media bandwagon with your company? Concerned about what happens when an employee shares insider information? Social media is inherently dynamic, even chaotic. Provide no guidance and you likely end up damaging your brand.

Sacramento marketing consulting company | B2B marketing consulting specialists | Business Communications Group

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Closed-loop marketing ROI You’ll find our marketing ROI approach sets us apart from other Sacramento marketing consulting companies - and is why our clients get results like these: Triple-digit marketing ROI Yearly increases in media coverage of over 500% Double-digit, year-over-year revenue growth How direct access means a better experience With every engagement, you’ll work directly with Rebekah Donaldson and her seasoned marketing professionals.

Salesforce.com Webinar Invitation Gets It Right

The Point

There are many things that work well in the Webinar invitation below from Salesforce.com, but one of my favorite elements is the smallest: the link at the top left corner that reads: “View on a PDA.” Click and you’re linked to a hosted, plain text, narrow-column version of the same message. In a [.].

Getting Your First 100 Customers: Strategies That Work

B2B Marketing Insider

Here’s how she tells her story: “It was in the summer of 2009 when I was shopping for a hotel and a flight to California on one of the online booking sites. The post Getting Your First 100 Customers: Strategies That Work appeared first on B2B Marketing Insider.

5 tips to build more relevant and engaging lead nurturing emails

B2B Lead Generation Blog

  If you’re not prepared to do the work it takes to stay relevant with your prospects, then at least prepare for more “emotional unsubscribes.” 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 Email Marketing: Interview with Stephanie Miller

Sales Lead Insights

Stephanie describes herself as a customer advocate who, through her work with email performance company Return Path , helps marketers reach the inbox and connect with prospects and customers via email and social marketing. 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.

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

Modern B2B Marketing

Start smaller, and spend your time tweaking (or cutting your losses on) the poor performers and scaling and further optimizing the things that are working. 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.

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Top 10 Triggered B2B Email Marketing Campaigns

Anything Goes Marketing

One of the themes for marketers in 2009 is “doing more with less”. It’s at times like this when you need a bounce in your step and powerful tools that will make it easy to keep you engaged with customers and prospects but allow you to leave work at a reasonable hour.

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. Are the interviews working well for you? Ambal Balakrishnan and I have been having some interesting conversations around her interview series and how it relates to B2B Marketing , visible networking and Browse My Stuff.

Email Autoresponders 2.0 in B2B Marketing

Anything Goes Marketing

How has it worked for you? Reflecting back on a long week I had the pleasure of meeting a number of new clients and seeing what they have accomplished as part of their online marketing initiatives.

Should You Strive for Work/Life Balance? The History of the Personal & Professional Divide

Hubspot

It’s the self-help topic du jour: achieving “work/life" balance. Implementing them could yield you a happier, more fulfilling life -- both in terms of your work life and your life. In fact, at HubSpot, we often encourage "work/life" balance in employees.

Do Psychographics work in B2B Marketing & Sales?

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skip to main | skip to sidebar The Marketing Mélange A blog on all things Marketing with Strategy & Information Technology focus Blog Archive ▼ 2009 ( 22 ) ▼ June ( 2 ) Strategic Insights from Calculating Lifetime Custo. Do Psychographics work in B2B Marketing & Sales? If you are a B2B marketer, do you use psychographics and if so, how do you collect the data, and how has this worked for you? March 20, 2009 1:17 PM Kenji said.

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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2013 Marketing Survey Results: What Worked Best?

Marketing Action

In business, as in life, we often tend to find our best paths forward by looking to the past – by taking stock of what we’ve done previously, of what has and hasn’t worked, and charting a course accordingly. Clearly, marketers are investing in what works.

How To Build a Lead Nurturing Culture Part I

Anything Goes Marketing

For this to happen, marketers are going to need to roll up their sleeves and get to work. Are any of you out there new fathers? How about new parents? I’m still getting the hang of holding my 2 month old son while I check my emails or read a book.

B2B: How To Get Marketing and Sales To Work Together And Stop Fighting

The Forward Observer

But marketing and sales CAN work better together and be aligned. For Marketing to speak this it needs to do some math and work backward from sales: 1. If marketing and sales sit together at work, it helps communication dramatically.

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. Web Design Webinar Yes, Please Share This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Webinar Presentations That Suck « The Effective Marketer

The Effective Marketer

All the great presentation techniques they teach when you have to deliver a presentation in person will most likely not work. This entry was posted on Monday, May 25th, 2009 at 7:43 pm and is filed under Communication , Webinars.

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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 ? B2B Lead Generation Benchmark Study 2009. "How to use technology to really make relationship marketing work?"

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.

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

Chris Koch

The bad news is that gaining real insight from that data is difficult—though a horde of software developers is working on it. But the developers acknowledge that using computers to determine the tone of human conversation is still a work in progress at this point. 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.

B2B Lead Generation Checklist: 22 Success Tips

Sales Lead Insights

The fun part is I get to work with some of the best people at the best companies in the business. The rewarding part is I get to see first-hand what works best (and what doesn’t) when it comes to generating, nurturing and identifying the qualified, sales-ready leads that salespeople, reps, resellers and distributors need. Speaking of what works best, here are 22 tips for getting better results from your B2B lead generation programs: ?

Why marketers must become the new publishers

Chris Koch

And the publishing process works better than the marketing content development process because the publishing process developed without an overlord (e.g., 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).