The Top-10 B2B Marketing Trends for 2011

Everything Technology Marketing

It is January and time again for the obligatory 2011 predictions. Many marketing experts have strong opinions on what they think will happen in 2011. I asked you to rank the marketing areas you think will become more important in 2011. Happy New Year!

New Report: 2011 B2B Content Marketing Trends

Everything Technology Marketing

SlideShare views for the new report " 2011 B2B Content Marketing Trends " are off the charts - looks like we have a topic that is really resonating with B2B marketers.

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40 Awesome Marketing Tweets From 2011

Marketing Insider Group

” Here is my 2011 list of favorite tweets.@ e6e6e6 ;'> February 11, 2011 8:32 am via HootSuite Reply Retweet Favorite. e6e6e6 ;'> February 15, 2011 1:22 pm via TweetDeck Reply Retweet Favorite. e6e6e6 ;'> March 4, 2011 8:18 am via UberSocial Reply Retweet Favorite.

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The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity

Cheryl and I thought it would be a great idea to collaborate on this special social media project—and so the process began for creating the 2011 #Nifty50 List of Top Twitter Women. Watch next month (close to Father’s Day) for the Nifty 50 Men of Twitter for 2011.

B2B Blogging Trends for 2011

Webbiquity

You can get the whole story in B2B Blogging Trends in 2011 , a free (and no registration required) white paper from Aggregage (the software that powers the BMZ site). Among the findings: • If you don’t have a blog yet, 2011 is the year to start one.

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity

Find the answers to these questions and many more here in more than 30 of the best articles and blog posts on Facebook marketing of 2011. How to Build the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2011 Edition by techipedia.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity

Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far. Is a Blog Still Important in 2011?

Aha! Marketing Leaders Reveal Their Most Powerful Marketing Insights from 2011

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet At the B2B Summit 2011 in San Francisco, Daniel Burstein, Director of Editorial Content at MECLABS, asked me and a few other attendees to reveal our most important “aha” moments in 2011. 2:40 – Karen Hayward, CMO and EVP of CenterBeam , believes it’s time for marketers to be accountable for results and has been working diligently with her team throughout 2011 to demonstrate that. 2011 was about … owning our accountability.”.

Key Initiatives for 2011 – How are you tackling them?

Reachforce

We kicked off this year asking our customers and marketing leads database (key marketing decision makers) what their priorities were for the New Year (2011). I know you are probably shaking your head and thinking.“Just Just like everyone else.” Yep, just like everyone else.because we wanted to know first hand. While "New

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list.

2011 Marketing Resolutions to Consider

NuSpark

Welcome to 2011. This is a good time to think about your goals for 2011. Everyone seems to be doing their list of resolutions. For b2b marketers, think about your target audiences, and continue to understand how they research products. Have you done any business resolutions? Perhaps the list below can help: 1. You will embrace social media for what it is, and do a better job engaging with prospects. Yes, I had to start with a social media … [ visit site to read more ].

B2B Marketing Insider Top Posts Of 2011

Marketing Insider Group

Whatever the reason for humanity’s obsession, here’s my simple objective: to share with you the B2B Marketing posts that generated the most traffic, conversation and sharing in 2011. I’m not sure why we are obsessed with lists at the end of each year.

Baseone Buyersphere 2011 Report and the Changing B2B Buyer Behavior

Tony Zambito

Baseone, the London based B2B Marketing Agency, released its 2nd annual Buyersphere Report 2011 this   month. 

The Top 10 Marketing Infographics of 2011

Hubspot

It's almost impossible to believe that 2011 is so close to being over. Check these out for a visual look at inbound marking in 2011. The Top 10 Marketing Infographics of 2011.

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5 Big Marketing Fails of 2011

Modern Marketing

In the spirit of moving forward with lessons learned, here are 5 big marketing fails of 2011. 5 Big Marketing Fails of 2011 is from Eloqua’s It’s All About Revenue, a Blog Covering Business To Business Marketing. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Everyone makes mistakes. Marketers are no different. In fact, there are some nightmare scenarios many marketers have come to fear. Most of the time those mistakes go unnoticed or blow over quickly.

The Big SaaS Trends of 2011

Modern Marketing

by Egan Cheung | Tweet this This week, Joe Payne wrote a blog post titled A Very Cloudy Year: How the Cloud Drove Apps, Mobile and Social , discussing the positive effect that Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) businesses have had on Social and Mobile platforms in 2011.

B2B Marketing Automation Growth Slowed In First Half of 2011

Customer Experience Matrix

Here’s the actual data: As of: Client Count Year-Earlier Client Count Change in Client Count Growth Rate June 2011 17,215 11,098 6,117 55% December 2011 14,177 7,212 6,965 97% These figures come from eight vendors including all the industry heavyweights: Infusionsoft , OfficeAutoPilot , HubSpot , Pardot , Marketo , Eloqua , Manticore Technology , and Genius. You know that red-hot B2B marketing automation industry? Don’t look now, but growth is already slowing.

40 (of the) Best SEO Guide, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a key component in designing and developing an effective website , as well as the core of web presence optimization (WPO).

11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Here are 11 concrete ways I think the environment in which B2B Marketers operate will evolve in 2011. 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.

Predictions for B2B Marketing in 2011

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: 2011 will see continued adjustment as B2B lead generators experiment with the opportunities provided by new media. This will eventually lead to a backlash against marketing automation, although that might not happen until after 2011. Marketers in 2011 will still be confused about how to make best use of the many opportunities presented by social media. 2011 predictions demand generation marketing automation industry trends

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Number One Sales Priority for 2011: Show Buyers the Money

The ROI Guy

Improving sales’ ability to show benefits / value to prospects is the number one tactic to drive B2B sales performance in 2011, according to a recent survey by CSO Insights. The CSO Insights Sales Management survey for 2011 examined responses from sales executives at 850 firms.

30 Brilliant Social Media Marketing Tips From 2011

Hubspot

With so many great social media marketing tips getting shared in the blogosphere, we wanted to pass along some of the best tips and ideas that came up in 2011. What social media marketing tips helped you out in 2011?

B2B Marketing Predictions – 3 Actions To Achieve Your Goals in 2011

Marketing Insider Group

Is 2011 turning out the way you expected? So figuring these two data points are pointing to a trend, I thought I would offer my update on the state of B2B Marketing in 2011.

Technology Marketing Budgets Recover With Strength into 2011

The ROI Guy

According to IDC’s annual “Tech Marketing Barometer Study”, marketing budgets are recovering with strength in 2011, with an expected 8% annual increase over 2010 levels. The latest marketing spending survey results are out and the budget news is finally good for technology marketers.

Metallica Will Be at DreamForce 2011 #DF11 (maybe?)

Sales Intelligence View

This is the first mentions of Salesforce having Metallica as their featured performer at their annual Dreamforce 2011. Metallica known for songs like The Unforgiven, Master of Puppets, Fade to Black. I was skeptical about the news but the profile is owned by a Salesforce.com sales rep.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity

The 11 Twitter Tools and Apps I Use Every Day in 2011 by Business2Community.

2011 Social Media Marketing Trends

Webbiquity

A new report from Focus, 2011 Trends Report: Social Media Marketing presents observations and predictions from eight leading social media experts (and me) about social media trends and developments to watch for in the coming year. Social Media Marketing b2b social media Focus Frank Days Jay Baer Lee Traupel Maggie Fox Mark Schaefer Michael Brenner Paul Dunay social media marketing trends social media predictions for 2011 social media report Stephanie Marx Twitter

My social media marketing posts from 2011

Biznology

I have been writing for Biznology every Tuesday since January 18th, 2011, so there are quite a few posts that may well be useful for you now that you never had an opportunity to read before — before you knew about Biznology or me.

Sales Intelligence & Microsoft Dynamics – Convergence 2011

Sales Intelligence View

InsideView is sponsoring the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics Event – Convergence 2011 April 10-13 in Altlanta Ga. Top Five Reasons to Attend Convergence 2011 Atlanta: Learn how you can get the most out of your Microsoft Dynamics solution to drive sales productivity. The best reason to attend Convergence 2011 is to be in the Geekiest party of the year. Conferences Social CRM B2B b2b sales convergence 2011 CRM crm 2.0

The New Social Buyer Ecosystem

Tony Zambito

  The pace in 2011 has noticeably quickened.  Image via Wikipedia. From a B2B market view, the new social buyer ecosystem continues to undergo a rapid evolution. 

B2B Marketing 2011 Year In Review

Marketing Insider Group

What did you learn in 2011? Next week I will be joining my good friends Adam Needles (@ abneedles ), Ardath Albee (@ ardath421 ) and Craig Rosenberg (@ funnelholic ) for a round table discussion on # B2B Marketing – 2011 Year in Review and predictions for 2012. Hey B2B marketers!

Content Marketing in a Blink: The Content Grid v2 [Infographic]

Modern Marketing

Enter June 2011. by Joe Chernov | Tweet this Last June, Eloqua published the first infographic on the then-nascent content marketing industry. We called it The Content Grid. The public seemed to like the visual.

Social Media is Lowering Our Content Standards

Digital B2B Marketing

Sharing has ceased to be an endorsement of the quality of content. Social media has created the expectation that we share content, and in the drive to meet the content demands social media places on us, our content standards are falling.

Monitoring vs Analytics [Infographic]

Buzz Marketing for Technology

They have 150 people in Toronto, New York, and London and have plans to double that in 2011.

Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every product marketer’s mind has been how to justify the ROI? Never is that more true than at budget time.

March 2011 Release – New Company Profile Design, Prospect List Sorting, and seamless export to Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Sales Intelligence View

We are happy to announce our March 2011 release. Filed under: Product Updates , Sales 2.0 , Sales Data , Sales Intelligence Tagged: InsideView v61 , list sorting , March 2011 release , Microsoft Dynamics , new company profiles , prospect lists , sales productivity.

Financial benchmarks for B2B marketing agencies

The B2B Research Blog

The 2011 B2B Marketing Agency League Table , compiled by B2B Marketing Magazine and Circle Research , fills in the gaps. . The UK’s top ten B2B marketing agencies by turnover in 2011: IAS B2B (£12.6m). B2B market research B2B Marketing Magazine column B2B Marketing Agency League 2011Are you normal? . As a business I mean. . If you’re running a B2B marketing agency do you really know how your firm performs relative to competitors?

#NewNewTwitter: A New Opportunity for Marketers

Digital B2B Marketing

Twitter announced a new interface, rolling out over the next few weeks, this morning. You can preview the interface and the new features at fly.twitter.com. Compared to this change, the previous change to New Twitter (the current interface) was minor.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing.

The Trouble with Klout

Paul Gillin

Estimating influence is a delicate balance of art and science. People are drawn to quantitative methods because scores are easy to understand. The downside of reducing influence to a number, though, is oversimplification.