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SAL is the Glue that Binds Sales and Marketing in Lead Generation

Industrial Marketing Today

Depends – are you in marketing or in sales? SAL – Sales Accepted Leads is the bridge between Marketing Qualified Leads (MQL) and Sales Qualified Leads (SQL). Quantitative lead definitions reduce the friction between sales and marketing.

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Eloqua Experience 2010

LeadSloth

In short, it is about understanding how marketing and sales drive revenue. It highlights the transition to a more metrics-driven way to optimize sales & marketing for revenue growth. Sales Enablement.

A Simple B2B Marketing Framework

Everything Technology Marketing

We often discuss in this blog how B2B marketing is becoming more complex, and how to manage this complexity. Pragmatic Marketing Framework One of the best known frameworks in product marketing is from Pragmatic Marketing.

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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. B2B Voices , September 1, 2010 Image via CrunchBase.

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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.

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

Webbiquity

Economic conditions may have been tough in 2010, but there was no shortage of online innovation. A handy way to supplement your email contact list with information about those prospects from the most popular social networks.

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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?&# What’s a sales executive to do?

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.

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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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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.

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. 500 companies now call social media “very&# or “somewhat&# important to their marketing or business strategy.

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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. Sales & marketing alignment.

Optimizing the eMarketing Leads-to-Sales Process

NuSpark

The challenge to any business is to optimize every little piece of the eMarketing flow from website visitor to sale. By carefully tweaking the micro elements of the flow, the macro components work better; you’ll generate more leads, more conversions, more sales, increase market share, and be primed for the future. There are three phases of eMarketing strategy: Generate Traffic, Turn Into Prospects: Turn Into Sales.

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Business News Advertising & Marketing Small Business Advice Career Development Money & Finance Business Apps Now Trending : Facebook Status Updates Tell the Story of Romance Gone Awry [INFOGRAPHIC] October 28, 2010 Ben Parr View Comments What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing email share email share Do you like this story? B2B prospects are people, too.

A Framework for B2B Customer Segmentation – Part 1: Why Segment Your Market?

Everything Technology Marketing

Marketing segmentation is about subdividing markets into segments of customers that have similar needs and behaviors. In complex markets, segmentation is not trivial. Often, segmentation is seen as "artificially" reducing the addressable market.

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

Webbiquity

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. Facebook Marketing Tips: Make the Most of Your Fan Page by TopRank Online Marketing Blog. 10 Secrets of a Winning Facebook Fan Page by Palmer Web Marketing. Facebook Marketing Strategy.

5 Outbound Calling Best Practices

Smashmouth Marketing

I'll be presenting these 5 Outbound Calling Best Practices later today (4:00-6:30) at Papa Razzi in Burlington at the AA-ISP meeting ( American Association of Inside Sales Professionals ). This is the most common time of day for prospects to be in a meeting.

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More on Marketo Financials: Despite Past Losses, Prospects Are Bright

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Public data gives some insights into Marketo's financial history and prospects. million) for 2010. Data I've collected over the years shows that Marketo had about 120 clients at the start of 2009, 325 at the start of 2010, and should end 2010 with about 800.

The Brave New World of B2B Marketing - Are You Ready?

Everything Technology Marketing

Your B2B markets are changing rapidly. Today's prospects filter out most attempts by companies to interrupt them with vendor and product focused marketing messages and sales pitches. Brave New B2B Marketing World Welcome to the brave new world of marketing.

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6 Rules for Content Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

Marketers are working hard to create great content that can be used to create sales leads , drive website traffic, promote brand, and educate customers and prospects. It closes a gap – content marketing should answer a business question or problem.

B2B marketers are stumbling in the dark

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Theres a never-ending dialogue about the difference between B2B and B2C marketing. But one thing does seem annoyingly true of B2B marketing departments compared to their consumer peers: B2B departments dont learn. Maybe the long sales cycle in many B2B markets is the culprit.

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Best Google AdWords Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity

According to recent research from eConsultancy, “Paid search consumes the largest portion of online lead generation budgets, accounting for 28% of spending (in 2010), up from 22% in 2009.&# Including Image Ads In Your Marketing Mix by PPC Hero.

How To Align Marketing With Sales

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 September 30, 2010 29 Subscribe How To Align Marketing With Sales Share This is arguably the single most important topic for marketing: how to align with sales. And…Marketing needed lots of help.

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5 Steps to B2B Marketing Success

Everything Technology Marketing

By Holger Schulze Major shifts are taking place in B2B marketing that started a few years ago but have accelerated in recent months – in the marketplace as well as inside vendor organizations. Prospects and customers are becoming more sophisticated and better informed than ever before.

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What Really Matters in B2B Selling

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A two-question quiz for anyone who manages a business-to-business sales force: Which is the better prospect, a) a potentially ideal customer that's mildly interested in your offerings, or b) a less-than-perfect fit who expresses a lot of interest? After a prospect registers on your web site for the first time, is it better to a) spend two weeks crafting a highly customized email to the target or b) send a less-customized message within 24 hours? Tags: Internet Sales

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Thought leadership is still dead; long live idea marketing

Chris Koch

Then Gartner did what it always does; it coined an acronym: TLM, or Thought Leadership Marketing. Gartner’s definition of thought leadership marketing is this: “The giving—for free or at a nominal charge—of information or advice that a client will value so as to create awareness of the outcome that a company’s product or service can deliver, in order to position and differentiate that offering and stimulate demand for it.”. Idea marketing isn’t easy.

Why PR Doesn't Drive Sales

Hubspot

A common goal among many companies that hire public relations agencies is: "We want to use PR campaigns to increase sales.". In reality, sales success and public relations campaigns do not have a direct correlation. Why PR Doesn't Drive Sales.

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Translate Features into Benefits if You Want Your Marketing.

Industrial Marketing Today

What I do want to talk about here is the how and not the why of you should translate your features into tangible benefits if you want your marketing content to engage with prospects and convert them into customers. and professor of marketing at the University of Missouri.

Top 111 B2B Marketing Posts and 34 Hottest Topics for 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. 50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far) - Webbiquity , October 5, 2010. Ten reasons to blog – even if nobody reads it - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , November 7, 2010. Marketing Genius Blog , May 25, 2010. How to Calculate Social Marketing ROI - Paul Gillin , June 24, 2010. B2B Marketing Online , September 20, 2010.

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B2B Social Media Marketing -- Does It Work?

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Log in now ClickZ Interactive Marketing Events Search Engine Watch Search Marketing Conferences Subscribe to Newsletter Subscribe to RSS Feeds Free Webcasts Members Area Forums Advertise You are here: SEW Home › Experts › Social Media Marketing › B2B Social Media Marketing -- Does It Work? Real-Time Activity Stream B2B Social Media Marketing -- Does It Work? How have you seen B2B social media marketing in use?

B2B Marketing Predictions For 2011

B2B Marketing Insider

So here is my list of B2B Marketing Insider predictions for 2011. 2010 was the year social media moved from cutting edge to mainstream (right?). Too many marketers and business executives still question the value of social media (mostly in private).

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Is Sales Training a Component of Sales Enablement?

Sales Intelligence View

This post originally appeared on the Focus.com Group, where InsideView regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology for sales organizations. Companies of all sizes that focus on their sales teams have to put effort in building them into superstars. If the sales people are going to be unleashed into the world to follow [.]. Prospecting Sales 2.0 Sales Intelligence B2B b2b sales CRM crm 2.0

10 Signals That Your Project Needs a Professional Copywriter

WriteSpark

In an ideal world, you would use a professional writer for every marketing or public relations document produced by your company. The project is important for generating sales, attracting publicity, educating analysts and investors, or producing other results for your company.

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Lead Gen Tips from Yogi Berra

Smashmouth Marketing

Then after 5 minutes or so, the prospect accepted the meeting and offered to bring two of his direct reports. I would say a majority of insides sales reps may have bailed on this call after the second objection. Was Yogi Berra hip to outbound marketing?

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The Three Biggest Mistakes Companies Make with B2B Websites

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Today’s B2B website is a living, breathing, dynamic marketing asset. As such, it’s a real-time extension of your business culture, your marketing and sales department, your help desk, and your HR department – to name only a few functions.

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. First, that it’s important to continue investing in marketing through the downturn.