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Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Read on to learn how social media is changing PR, how pitching bloggers is different from traditional media outreach, how to optimize press releases for search and online distribution, which tools should be in your social PR toolbox and more here in some of the best articles and blog posts on social PR of 2010 so far. by MediaPost Marketing Daily Commentary. Pros & Cons of Applying Social Media to Traditional PR Campaigns by Howell Marketing Strategies.

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36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity

It’s hard to overstate the impact of Facebook. Having long ago passed MySpace as the most popular social network, Facebook recently replaced Google as the most-visited website in the U.S. It started 2010 with roughly 350 million users and is now on its way to 600 million.

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11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Around this time last year I wrote about the 10 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2010 and while I would say 7 out of 10 have already materialized and the others are on their way. So that begs the question – what’s on the horizon specifically for B2B Marketers next year?

The State of the Blogosphere 2010

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On Facebook this month, the average user created 90 pieces of content and contributed to the more than 30 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) Content Marketing Blogging without an audience is merely a public journal.

Best Email Marketing Tips, Tactics and Metrics of 2010

Webbiquity

While social media is the flashy show horse of online marketing, email remains the solid workhorse. According to recent research , 92% of marketers consider email to be one of their “most important marketing tools” and 54% plan increased spending on it in the coming year.

4 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Business Mobile 2.0 Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! A couple of months ago, we talked about ways to engage your fan base on Facebook.

Ten reasons to blog – even if nobody reads it

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Every corporate marketing activity must somehow be tied to creating shareholder value and blogging is no different. Search engines give preference to websites that have fresh, relevant content. Your content keeps working for you month after month! . Share this on Facebook.

11 Myths of Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity

Though social media marketing is rapidly advancing in terms of adoption and sophistication, many marketers and business executives still struggle with it. This confusion is partly due to some still-common misconceptions about social media marketing. Social media marketing is new.

The 4 C’s of B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

We’ve all heard about the four P’s of marketing. The four P’s were created mainly to describe the ideal “marketing mix&#. The term “marketing mix&# became popularized after Neil H. Borden published his 1964 article, Concept of the Marketing Mix.

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7 Ways to Market to the Subconscious Brain: The Homer Simpson Guide to Content Marketing

Writing on the Web

The Homer Simpson Guide to Content Marketing" alt=" 7 Ways to Market to the Subconscious Brain: The Homer Simpson Guide to Content Marketing" />. But marketers continue to write messages as if people were paying attention. Share this on Facebook.

78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

With the amount of helpful content about social media marketing growing faster than Facebook’s user base or Lindsay Lohan’s court appearances, it’s tough to keep up. Social Media Marketing Tips, Tactics and Guides. Andrew Ran Wong provides a valuable list of productivity tips for Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, Google and other social networks to help readers get more done in less time. 12 Social Media Marketing Myths by Roxana Portalatin.

Creating Engagement in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Over the last few years of writing this blog I have talked a lot about the virtues of creating a steady stream of content that is consistent in its frequency to bring people back to your site time and time again. Share this on Facebook. A recent Cone Inc.’s

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A fascinating “hardcore” B2B social media success

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With many companies now engaged in social media marketing strategies for nearly two years or more, success stories are starting to emerge, even in the difficult marketing world of industrial B2B. Limited marketing budget and employee resources. Share this on Facebook.

35 (of the) Best Guides to Facebook Marketing, Advertising, Search and More of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Facebook is an extraordinary phenomenon. Also included are a few posts from Facebook proponents, and skeptics, to help you determine if you even really need to be concerned with any of this — or if your social media marketing efforts might be best directed elsewhere. Facebook Marketing Tips and Tactics. How to set up a Facebook fan page that works by Direct Creative Blog. How to Better Engage Facebook Fan Page ‘Fans’ by Social Media Examiner.

Best Content Marketing Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity

How many times have you heard the expression “content is king?&# That’s the case because, in an increasingly competitive and noisy market, buyers care not so much about what you sell as about what you know , and what you are passionate about. How Much B2B Content is Enough?

The New Marketing Accountability

B2B Marketing Insider

You can review both How To Align Marketing With Sales and Marketing Leads: Quality Vs. Quantity for more detail on the emerging need for marketing to drive real sales and to quantify efforts. I’m not sure NPV is the right metric for all marketing tactics.

Top 56 B2B Marketing Posts for September 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

Best of B2B Marketing for September 2010. Great stuff in the B2B Marketing world in September. Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far) - Webbiquity , September 1, 2010 Social media has fundamentally altered the practice of public relations. Social media and the big conversation “fail” - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , September 26, 2010 I am feeling sad and a bit ashamed of myself. How Do You Make Time For All This Content?

Marketing, Death and Taxes

B2B Marketing Insider

As a marketing professional, I am not proud of our reputation as SPAM-ers. It seems as if the lower our outbound marketing response rates get, the greater the number of emails, phone calls, pop-up ads and other interruptions we throw at our weary populace.

Neuromarketing and How Content Marketing Works

Writing on the Web

Besides sharing what neuromarketing is teaching us about the brain and marketing, there are tips here for most web-based content publications. Share this on Facebook. Related posts: Neuromarketing Books for Marketing to Brains. Emotional Attention + Memory = Content Marketing. Neuromarketing: This is your brain on advertising… Content Marketing that Speaks to the Old Brain. What are 3 ways to frustrated your reader’s brains?

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Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity

LinkedIn is firmly ensconced among the “big 3″ social networks for marketing and business purposes, and though its base of 80 million members is far smaller than the 600 million users of Facebook, its impact in B2B marketing is larger. Share this on Facebook.

Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Twitter came of age in 2010, growing at a scorching pace —from 75 million users at the beginning of the year to more than 190 million by the end of December. As adoption skyrockets, marketers are striving to optimize their use of the world’s most popular microblogging platform.

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

Webbiquity

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. Facebook added more than 200 million users last year, and Twitter more than doubled in size, adding 115 million.

Report: Blogs Are An Important Part Of The Marketing Mix

B2B Marketing Insider

Michaels B2BMarketingInsider blog is dedicated to sharing the ideas, topics and marketing strategies that drive real results like sales, leads, and higher customer loyalty. But using Twitter, and Facebook are also necessary for giving other information.

15 things marketers should stop doing and thinking in 2011

Chris Koch

From Facebook to email to putting telephones on employees’ desks (remember, the telephone started as a “consumer” communication technology, too), companies think that every new wave is going to lead to gajillions in lost productivity. Guess what companies, people wasted time at work long before Facebook came along. That’s why employees and subject matter experts should be on the front lines of social media rather than marketers or PR people. Mobile is just a content channel.

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How To Focus On Your Marketing Plan

B2B Marketing Insider

It’s that time of year for creating your marketing plan. If you are looking for a more formal approach, check out The Marketing Leadership Council which offers a marketing planning tool called MarkPlan and recently held a series of workshops on marketing planning.

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Best Website Design Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity

Tim Garrigan recommends providing site search capability that gives visitors multiple ways to find content and using labels in your navigation that are clear to visitors (and not based on internal lingo) among other tips for optimizing the user experience on your site. Share this on Facebook.

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity

In this example, a press release is distributed online, posted to the company’s Facebook and Twitter updates, and used to create a social media release (using a tool such as PitchEngine ). Share this on Facebook. Social media and PR would seem to be natural allies.

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Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business

Webbiquity

The bottom line is that while social media marketing definitely provides benefits (such as a higher conversion rate for organic search traffic ), it’s not generally effective as a direct promotion tool. Share content (your own and others’). Share this on Facebook.

Is The White Paper Dead for B2B Marketing?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In a recent conversation I was having with the Bloom Group they believe “the practice of publishing white papers must come to a close because of the utter proliferation of white papers, and the poor content contained within so many of them.” Share this on Facebook.

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31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

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Economic conditions may have been tough in 2010, but there was no shortage of online innovation. Create your own online newspaper from Twitter and Facebook updates based on any topic or group of contributors. Most Popular Free Windows Downloads of 2010 by Lifehacker. ** 5 Stars.

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Social Media and the Case for Marketing Optimism

B2B Marketing Insider

In many ways, Social Media is simply another proof point of the power of customer-driven, inbound marketing. Push vs. Pull The battle has raged within B2B Marketing departments since the dawn of the web: push vs. pull, traditional direct marketing vs. newer inbound techniques like search.

Top 25 Articles and 8 Topics in B2B Marketing for March 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

Best of B2B Marketing. March 2010. Great stuff in the world of B2B Marketing for March 2010. We’ve hit a new low: The shittiest social media marketing plan ever - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , March 10, 2010 A local news and media company is getting into the social media consulting business. Inside the Mind of the B2B Buyer – New Paths to Purchase - Fearless Competitor , March 1, 2010 How the B2B buying cycle has changed.

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33 (of the) Best Marketing Strategy Guides and Insights of 2010

Webbiquity

Sometimes it’s essential to step back from everyday marketing tactics to ask the bigger questions: not just “ how do we get more people to `like’ us on Facebook? &# or “what apps should we be adding to our Facebook page?&# from MySpace to Facebook).

Internet Trends From The Web 2.0 Summit

B2B Marketing Insider

Skip to content Home About Michael Brenner Appearances B2B Marketing Insider Michael Brenner's Blog on B2B Marketing Content Marketing Demand Generation Mobile Sales Alignment Search Marketing Social Media Strategy November 30, 2010 Subscribe Internet Trends From The Web 2.0

How to Calculate Social Marketing ROI

Paul Gillin

This is a draft of chapter 10 of Social Marketing to the Business Customer by Paul Gillin and Eric Schwartzman. This chapter focuses on how to calculate ROI of social media and Internet marketing programs in general. A lot of marketers would probably like to be in Susan Popper’s shoes.

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The 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today

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I find it to be especially valuable and hassle-free for updating Twitter, Facebook, and LInkedin simultaneously. It doesn’t have the advanced functionality of Tweetdeck (such as cross-posting to Facebook), but it’s so easy-to-use that it’s my favorite Twitter app.

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Case study: Small business content marketing success

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When I started Pet Sitters Ireland back in 2010 it was really just a way for my husband and I to solve our own pet care needs. After researching the market, we realized that pet sitting was a service that other pet owners just like us wanted and needed. Share Your Content.

Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Social media marketing, online PR and SEO are three tactics that are all powerful on their own, but have far more impact when used in a coordinated, synergistic manner. The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases by Adam Sherk. 5 successful marketers reveal their favorite public relations tools by Matt About Business. contention that “You don’t need a PR agency.&# SEO Press Releases Extend Your Coverage by Adventive Marketing.

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Marketing Automation Trends for 2010

LeadSloth

2009 was the year in which Marketing Automation really took off. Several new vendors appeared on the market, many existing vendors experienced rapid growth, and Marketing Automation as a term gained popularity among B2B marketers. In this post I want to focus on the trends in Marketing Automation for 2010. Integration of Social Media, Inbound Marketing and Marketing Automation. Creation of buyer-centric content. Marketing has none.

12 Social Media Tools for B2B Pre-Event Marketing

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Facebook Events Facebook doesn’t have the most elegant option for managing events, but it can be effective. If your event or organization does not have a Facebook presence, just set up your event in Facebook Events and invite all your friends.