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The State of the Blogosphere 2010

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The State of the Blogosphere 2010 Since 2004, Technorati has published its annual State of the Blogosphere report. In 2009 and 2010, we saw microblogs and tumblelogs such as Posterous and Tumblr gain in prominence and universality.

Lead to Revenue Management Programs: How to Invest and Select the Right Agency Partners (Forrester Report Review)

Fathom

It’s written for companies that are evaluating their investment options in a Lead to Revenue Management (L2RM) strategy , a term first coined by Forrester in 2010, categorizing the marketing processes involved from lead generation to sales close.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

Americans spent nearly a quarter of their time online on social networking sites and blogs in 2010, up from 15.8 At its current rate, Twitter will process almost 10 billion tweets in 2010. The State of the Blogosphere 2010 by Brian Solis. in the latter half of 2010.

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

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

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. Real Examples of Social Media ROI - Customer Experience Matrix , March 19, 2010 Summary: some published examples of “hard&# ROI from social media. March 5, 2010. March 12, 2010.

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Top 11 Ad Agency Predictions for 2011

Blue Focus Marketing

As Forrester said in March, 2010, agencies are “entering into the great race for relevance”. As we turn the page on 2010, here are Blue Focus Marketing’s Top 11 Predictions for ad agencies. Madison Avenue Crystal Ball for 2011.

12 Social Media Tools for B2B Pre-Event Marketing

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Kristina Goodrich says: December 1, 2010 at 12:12 am Thank you, Adam!

B2B Social Media Strategy: 5 Steps to Gaining Executive Buy-in.

B2Bbloggers

And because of the connections they are making online, your customers are using social media now more than ever to make business decisions, according to this report from Forrester. Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2.

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The More B2B Marketing Changes, the More It Stays the Same

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Here’s a good recap about the Cisco Velocity event by Peter O’Neill at Forrester, “ Cisco Continues To Accelerate Its Partners’ Marketing “

Is sales enablement dead?

Reputation to Revenue

Forrester's upcoming forum is a great example.). Tags: Collaboration Creating Demand Marketing Sales Strategy B2B enablement Forrester IDC ISBM ITSMA marketing Neil Rackam sales sales cycle sales enablement sales support SAVO solutions Sales Enablement is a huge topic in B2B these days.

3 Business Blogs with Proven ROI from Industrial Companies

Industrial Marketing Today

Took a leap of faith by investing $70,000 in hiring Forrester to thoroughly research their target audience; implemented every single recommendation for building a community around the audience. A business blog is an important and integral component of inbound marketing.

Ranking B2B Marketing Automation Vendors: How I Built My Scores (part 1)

Customer Experience Matrix

These are conceptually quite different from the dimensions used in the Gartner and Forrester reports* , which are designed to illustrate competitive position. Summary: The first of three posts describing my new scoring system for B2B marketing automation vendors.

Customer Service is the New Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Related posts: 2010 – Welcome to the Age of Customer Service At the end of the last decade we saw Amazon. It pays to provide Support with Social Media In a recent Forrester Report on “Customer Experience Pays Off. Zappos was founded in 1999 and sold to Amazon for $1.2

The More B2B Marketing Changes, the More It Stays the Same

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Here's a good recap about the Cisco Velocity event by Peter O'Neill at Forrester, " Cisco Continues To Accelerate Its Partners’ Marketing

28 Awesome B2B Social Media Statistics

Social Media B2B

Forecasts : Annual growth in US B2B online marketing spend is forecast at 8% in 2010 and is set to reach 14% by 2012. Forrester predicts B2B interactive marketing spending to reach $4.8 of their marketing budgets on social media in February 2010, and B2B services marketers were spending 6.5%. in 2010. of B2B marketers say they plan to boost their marketing budgets in 2010, 47.5%

Do you deliver more Customer Bottom-line Impact than the Competition?

Tom Pisello

Monday, August 09, 2010 Do you deliver more Customer Bottom-line Impact than the Competition? View my complete profile Links Google News Alinean Corporate Website Personal Website Blog Archive ▼ 2010 (118) ► December (5) Social Media Hierarchy of Needs - Best Practices f.

B2B Content Marketing Execution: We’re Not as Mature as We Think

Type A Communications

Today, the Business Marketing Association (BMA), Forrester and the Online Marketing Institute released the results of a survey about the maturity of content marketing practices in business-to-business (B2B) organizations. (In July 16, 2014.

Five Reasons You May Not Be Spending Enough on Content Marketing

Tom Pisello

Evidence of this shift can be found in IDC’s 2010 Customer Experience Survey. Frugalnomics According to Forrester analyst Scott Santucci, go-to-market models always change during periods of disruption, and Great Recession has certainly caused its share of turmoil.

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Predictions for 2011: The End of B2B.

Tom Pisello

Monday, December 06, 2010 Predictions for 2011: The End of B2B Sales & Marketing as We Know It? View my complete profile Links Google News Alinean Corporate Website Personal Website Blog Archive ▼ 2010 (118) ▼ December (5) Social Media Hierarchy of Needs - Best Practices f.

FOUND the ROI of Social Media for B2B Marketers!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Don’t take my word for it, a recent Forrester study showed that customers actually prefer a better customer experience compared to everyday low prices and that they would actually be willing to pay an average of 10% more to a company that provided a superior customer experience.

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B2B Social Media Marketing -- Does It Work?

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Kaila Strong | Dec 6, 2010 | 0 Comments Tweet Arguably, social media marketing for B2B companies is one of the most difficult campaigns to run. Nearly 85 percent of B2B decision makers are online and using social media to help in their decision making, according to Forrester Research estimates. Article Archives by Kaila Strong Social Syncing: Cross Platform Marketing - Nov 8, 2010 Social Search Commands for Everyday Use - Oct 11, 2010 Search and Social: Are You Missing Out? -

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Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: IDC: Economic Buyers, Digital Overload.

Tom Pisello

Thursday, November 04, 2010 IDC: Economic Buyers, Digital Overload and Sales Enablement Define Marketing for 2011 I just had the pleasure of presenting a webinar with Randy Perry, VP Business Value at IDC. Frugalnomics in Full Effect: Forrester and Gartner.

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 20 CRM Blogs of 2009

B2B Lead Generation Blog

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

Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

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The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist?

Mi6 Briefing #2: Marketing, Lead Generation and Selling to CIOs

MI6 Marketing Agency

Mi6 briefing – sep 2010 v2. North American/European B2B Social Technographics® Online Survey (Forrester, 2010) [blog post]. Lead Generation Optimization, Key Trends Analysis (CSO Insights, 2010) [paid research]. Author: Chris Herbert, B2B Specialist & Founder of Mi6.

Forrester and IDC think Sales Enablement is a Big Deal. and We Agree!

The ROI Guy

A new role has emerged at many leading B2B companies, Sales Enablement, and recent research from Forrester and IDC proves this new sales enablement practice as the key linchpin required to help a B2B company bridge the gap between their business strategies and how they execute in the field. According to Forrester, companies are spending worldwide, on average, 19% of their SG&A costs, some $135,262 per quota-carrying salesperson, in sales support-related activities.

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Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Do White Papers Still Engage? They do if.

Tom Pisello

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Do White Papers Still Engage? Although social media and blog content have the hype, when we look to which marketing content B2B buyers use more than any other in driving decisions, the white paper shines well above all others (MarketingSherpa and IDG 2010).

Top 32 B2B Marketing Posts and Hot Topics of Social Media Forecast

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

April 2010. Five Big Shifts in Social Media Marketing - Webbiquity , April 19, 2010 Social media reflects a larger trend toward buyer empowerment that has changed not only the practice but the underlying philosophies of marketing over the past several years. HP, P&G) to the channel… The Difference Between B2B Leads and Personas - Marketing Interactions , April 17, 2010 B2B marketers have relied on lead definitions to define their marketing programs for years.

It pays to provide Support with Social Media

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In a recent Forrester Report on “ Customer Experience Pays Off as Social Media reduces Obstacles for Real Change ” they have really nailed down the argument I have been making over the last year about why Support is the single best place to build your business case for Social Media.

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It's Official: Forrester Says B2B Buyers Hate Confusing Jargon

What Works - What Doesn't

Now, it’s official – or at least corroborated by a Forrester Research Inc. Only 15% of the exec surveyed by Forrester felt their meetings with salespeople are valuable and live up to their expectations, and only seven percent usually accept a follow-on meeting.

Vital statistics for every B2B marketer

Earnest about B2B

Source: Forrester Research, How to take B2B relationships from Indifferent to Engaged: Jan 2009. Use and abuse at your leisure… where possible we’ve tried to accurately cite the source and provide a link to the site where we came across the research. B2B companies are ahead of their B2C rivals when it comes to social media adoption. 81% of B2B companies maintain company-related accounts or profiles on social media sites versus 67% of B2C.

Engaging Content is Key to Content Marketing Success?

Tom Pisello

Monday, August 09, 2010 Engaging Content is Key to Content Marketing Success? View my complete profile Links Google News Alinean Corporate Website Personal Website Blog Archive ▼ 2010 (118) ► December (5) Social Media Hierarchy of Needs - Best Practices f.

Social Media Hierarchy of Needs - Best Practices for ROI Success

The ROI Guy

From our social media ROI studies, analyzing the investment, popularity, practices and results of social media marketing for the Fortune 500, and select small / medium companies, a key indicator to social media ROI success was level of engagement.

Five Lessons From the Web 2.0 Summit

Paul Gillin

Forrester Research now predicts that smart phones will be the dominant Internet access device in the US within three years. </strong> Forrester Research now predicts that smart phones will be the dominant Internet access device in the US within three years.

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Don't Just "Sell the Problem", Quantify It

Tom Pisello

Thursday, August 26, 2010 Dont Just "Sell the Problem", Quantify It I recently read a great blog post, Sell the Problem, by renowned Marketing Guru and Author Seth Godin. Frugalnomics in Full Effect: Forrester and Gartner. Forrester: Understand and Drive Outcomes for Sales.

B2B Lead Generation without Lead Nurturing is Doomed to Fail

Industrial Marketing Today

Additional research from Forrester , CSO Insights , Brian Carroll and Marketo demonstrates that lead nurturing does produce measurable results as follows: Reduced the number of marketing-generated leads ignored by sales to as low as 25%. Here’s the shocking reality of B2B lead generation – 79% of marketing leads never convert into sales opportunities. Source: Marketing Sherpa/ KnowledgeStorm).

Are the 4Ps Still Relevant or In Need of a Major Reset?

The ROI Guy

As a result, according to research a few years back from Forrester, the 4-Ps of marketing are outdated and in need of a major rethink. The 4-Ps of Outcome / Value Marketing / Selling proposed by Forrester include: Problem - What are the customer’s business objectives and challenges –you are helping them to solve. Sources: Wikipedia: Marketing Mix - [link] Forrester Sales Enablement Conference 2010 Presentation.