Top-10 B2B Marketing Topics of 2010

Everything Technology Marketing

With 2010 coming to an end, it is time for a quick review of the most popular B2B marketing posts on the Everything Technology Marketing blog. 36) I hope you had a successful and productive 2010.

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. “Are you hoping to connect with bloggers and get the word out about your product or service?&#

PR 52

Trending Sources

Eloqua Experience 2010

LeadSloth

The new Eloqua Cloud Connector product integrates 3rd party applications like JigSaw and Webex in the Program Builder. Another new product is Eloqua Discover for Salesforce.com. So there were lots of new initiatives, products and services that were covered during the event.

The State of the Blogosphere 2010

delicious b2bmarketing

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.

Best Email Marketing Tips, Tactics and Metrics of 2010

Webbiquity

3 items that should be in your 2010 email budget by BtoB Magazine. While social media is the flashy show horse of online marketing, email remains the solid workhorse.

A Simple B2B Marketing Framework

Everything Technology Marketing

Pragmatic Marketing Framework One of the best known frameworks in product marketing is from Pragmatic Marketing. Very clean and structured, it lists all major areas that need to be designed, built, and managed by product marketing and product management.

Leo Suarez, Toshiba’s SVP Marketing & Strategy: Omni-Channel Retailing—A New Paradigm of Product Marketing

Crimson Marketing

They compete with endless aisles and endless comparisons of products and prices online. Leo details some of the technical challenges that retailers must overcome in order to embrace this product marketing opportunity. Winner of International Design Awards in 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.

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 70% of bloggers are organically talking about brands on their blog, and 38% of them post brand or product reviews. The State of the Blogosphere 2010 by Brian Solis.

Stats 77

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

Webbiquity

30 Tips: The Productivity Guide of Social Media by WebStudio 13. 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. 10 Free Social Media Tools Every PR Pro Should Master In 2010 by the COMMS corner.

Top 56 B2B Marketing Posts for September 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

Best of B2B Marketing for September 2010. 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. B2B Marketing Online , September 20, 2010 But surely it must be?

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity

For anyone seeking to expand their professional network online, market to professionals, get advice from peers on business products and services, find a job, or hire the right candidate, LinkedIn has become an indispensable tool.

7 Mistakes To Avoid In Your Next Webinar Invitation

The Point

Sell the offer, not the product. You don’t need to disguise your brand necessarily, but if the goal of the email is to get the reader to register for the event, the less that event appears to be a litany of reasons to buy your product, the better.

The 4 C’s of B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Product. I would argue this killer combo of marketing is mainly for B2C marketing and thus it is best applied to the marketing of products, especially mass retail products. We’ve all heard about the four P’s of marketing. Price. Placement. Promotion.

Digg 83

Improve Service with a Customer Touch Point Map

B2B Marketing Traction

Have you ever bought a product or service where you were excited about your decision to buy (maybe after a rigorous buying process), only to be very disappointed by the delivery? Tweet.

Report: Blogs Are An Important Part Of The Marketing Mix

Marketing Insider Group

Blogs Influence On Buyers When asked “what is your likelihood to purchase a brand, product or service from these information sources?&# 42% reported that blogs influence their purchase behavior. Or from consumer to consumer to relay needed information on products and services.

Want a Bigger Marketing Budget? Send Less Leads to Sales

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Think about it: What if you were able to reclaim 10 or 20 percent of your sales budget by increasing sales productivity? How can you make a water-tight financial case to your CEO to prove that giving marketing more money will help significantly increase sales productivity and revenue capacity?

Internet Trends From The Web 2.0 Summit

Marketing Insider Group

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

The New Marketing Accountability

Marketing Insider Group

I started in sales, then moved into product management with P&L responsibility. Finally, take a poll: ask marketers if they can a) recite the company’s 30-second elevator pitch on why a prospect should pick them vs the competition b) demo their product c) talk to a customer.

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.

Stats 18

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

Webbiquity

Monitor social media discussions of your company or product in real time? Economic conditions may have been tough in 2010, but there was no shortage of online innovation. Most Popular Free Windows Downloads of 2010 by Lifehacker. ** 5 Stars.

Tools 95

How To Focus On Your Marketing Plan

Marketing Insider Group

Think about the entire lifecycle from new product ideas all the way to customer retention. For example, effective demand generation with high quality content that meets customer needs will produce awareness and will drive consideration of your product.

Plan 79

The 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today

delicious b2bmarketing

Radian6 For advanced social media listening, I often recommend my friends at Radian6 , who have – in my opinion – the most robust feature set and product development roadmap of all the widely available social listening platforms.

11 Myths of Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity

This person is answering questions about your products and/or services, responding to or redirecting complaints, sharing interesting content, providing more information…you’ll probably want to be a bit careful about who gets this responsibility. -> 2.

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

Everything Technology Marketing

IDC Reports Slow Growth of B2B Tech Marketing Budgets On the same topic, IDC reports in the “2010 Tech Marketing Benchmark” study that technology marketing budgets are up 3.7% MarketingSherpa asked more than 900 B2B marketers how they expect their marketing budgets to change for 2011.

Social Media and the Case for Marketing Optimism

Marketing Insider Group

Get Ready to Lead - Social media and inbound marketing is providing marketers with a unique opportunity to lead our companies to our greatest innovations in demand generation, new products, higher customer retention, and a lower cost of sales.

Fantasy Football Sacks Productivity – Infographic

Sales Intelligence View

Sales Data Social Selling Technology B2B business productivity cowboys da bears delaware facebook fantasy football football fun facts indiana linkedin lost productivity mean machine moral boost north dakota raiders sales productivity social media team building twitter warriorsFantasy Football is one of the most popular games played in corporate America.

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. How can you “train&# your CEO to use social media productively?

5 Corporate B2B Blogs That You Should Copy

Anything Goes Marketing

Blogs are too important in keeping customers and future customers informed about your industry, your products and your company, driving people to your website, and generating leads. The importance of blogs in your B2B marketing mix can't be overlooked. A recent study by Hubspot found that those companies that use blogs generate 67% more leads than those that don't. However, anyone that can open a.

How to Calculate Social Marketing ROI

Paul Gillin

The basic features of the free Google Analytics service match the capabilities of products that cost thousands of dollars just a few years ago. This is a draft of chapter 10 of Social Marketing to the Business Customer by Paul Gillin and Eric Schwartzman.

ROI 57

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. Unless you are selling products, and inexpensive ones at that, it is impossible to track a tweet or a blog post directly to a sale. Creating compelling offers and descriptions of products and services is an art, it really is.

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

Webbiquity

Doug Levy contends that marketing has passed into its third major era—as we’ve moved from the primacy of product information through consumer persuasion to a new focus on sustainable relationships—and lays out five principles for success in this new realm.

Top-7 Challenges for B2B Marketers

Everything Technology Marketing

2) Generating a high volume of leads (35% to 44%) - Certainly a big challenge in an environment of shrinking marketing budgets and declining productivity of traditional marketing tactics. According to MarketingSherpa , the top challenges for B2B marketers are becoming, well, more challenging.

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

Writing on the Web

8 out of 10 new product launches fail. The Homer Simpson Guide to Content Marketing" alt=" 7 Ways to Market to the Subconscious Brain: The Homer Simpson Guide to Content Marketing" />.

Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

We’ve seen these before—meaningless, over-used goobledygook buzzwords in press releases—but here Adam Sherk provides an updated list for 2010, topped by “leading,&# “unique,&# “solution&# and “innovator&# and proceeding through “customer-centric,&# “outside the box&# and “peak performance.&# Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far).

PR 47

Don't Fix Your Marketing Process

Customer Experience Matrix

But even though Ford kept driving down his costs, he ultimately lost to a General Motors that was able to change its products more quickly. Summary: In a constantly changing world, flexibility is more important than optimization. Marketers need people, processes and technology that allow them to react quickly to new opportunities. The always-insightful Adam Needles is running a series of blog posts this week that summarize the “real state” of B2B demand generation.

Get the Most Out of Twitter Hashtags

delicious b2bmarketing

Submissions once a day till Nov 26, 2010 per category Top 5 per category will advance to finalists round Good luck to everyone! Purchase Tickets Nominate Now Recently Trending Digg Founder “Burned Out,&# May Leave by End of 2010 View Comments The Case For Social Media in Schools View Comments 10 iPhone Apps for the Global Foodie View Comments New Twitter Design Based on the Golden Ratio [IMAGE] View Comments Which Words Does Google Instant Blacklist?

Marketing Automation Trends for 2010

LeadSloth

In this post I want to focus on the trends in Marketing Automation for 2010. Scott Mersy , VP Marketing and Products, Genius.com. In 2010 you’ll start to hear about marketing methods. At Marketbright, we believe Agile Marketing will emerge as a popular methodology so marketing professionals can adapt and survive in 2010. Manticore Technology wishes you a full-funnel in 2010. Marketers over 2010 will get much savvier about doing this, however.

B2B Market Segmentation – Part 2: How to Approach Segmentation

Everything Technology Marketing

What are the specific use cases of your product to realize the value customers are looking to unlock? Are there innovative or "exotic" uses of your products that you observe with new customers that might indicate a new or bigger market segment that is currently untapped?

5 Outbound Calling Best Practices

Smashmouth Marketing

The productivity increases are phenomenal. AA-ISP Meeting Thursday Jan 21, 2010 4:00-6:30 Papa Razzi in Burlington Dialing the phone all day is a task. I have one guy who calls it panning for gold. He'll say he just swished the phone 20 times, found 4 shiny objects and none were gold.

The End of ‘Social Media’

Paul Gillin

Weak products will disappear quickly from the market, and advertising won’t be able to save them. Our range of options for buying and selling products and services will expand by orders of magnitude thanks to global connectivity. This is the time of year when a lot of people make predictions. I’ll resist that urge, though, and instead present a plea: Let’s make 2011 the year we stop talking about “social media.”. It’s not that social media is no longer important.