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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.

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!

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Read on for answers to these questions and more from some of the best minds in social media in some of their best blog posts and articles of 2011 so far. 2011 Trends: Make Your Corporate Site A Social Media Hub by Business 2 Community. How much does Social Media cost companies in 2011?

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?

Take the 2011 B2B Content Marketing Survey

Everything Technology Marketing

Take the 2011 B2B Content Marketing Survey It may sound easy to create crisp definitions of market segments, buyer personas, and buying stages, and then to build compelling content for each relevant intersection of these three (or more) dimensions.

Social Commerce Trends – July 2011

Sazbean

JWTIntelligence conducted a study to find out what trends are important in social commerce: Social Commerce (July 2011). Wondering whether opening a storefront on Facebook is worth it? Need to know why social commerce is important?

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 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women

Blue Focus Marketing

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.

2011: The year of personal brands

Chris Koch

This is the year that the personal brand begins to do battle with the corporate brand. I think we need to let the personal brand win—especially in B2B. Featuring big pictures and bios of your subject matter experts on your website is a good start, but it is the equivalent of paid search. It’s relevant but still a step removed from the truly personal connection. We need the equivalent of organic search, where our people rise to the top on their own, independent of their corporate affiliations.

50 Ways To Make 2011 Rock | B2Bbloggers.com - B2B Social Media and.

B2Bbloggers

Here’s a list of 50 ways to make 2011 rock for you and your company. Here’s to your continued success in 2011. 50 Ways To Make 2011 Rock 2. B2B Marketing Predictions: Six Things That Won’t Happen In 2011 4. b2bchat: 2011 Planning: To Bigger and Better Things, or True and Tried?

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

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).

Internet Trends via Mary Meeker — October 2011

Sazbean

Summit on October 18, 2011. Mary Meeker's internet-trends oct 2011 Web Summit 2011. If you want to know what the latest trends are for the Internet, Mary Meeker is the absolute expert. Here is her presentation from the Web 2.0

2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men

Blue Focus Marketing

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.

Marketing Trends for 2011

Blue Focus Marketing

In 2011, it’s more about measuring the true value of social media. In 2011, marketers will focus on understanding the needs of multicultural markets, developing powerful brand stories and messages to attract and engage these markets. Get the tools to help you win in 2011. >>>>CLICK

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. 

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 ].

Savvy Speaks: Social Media Day 2011

Savvy B2B Marketing

” In honor of Social Media Day 2011, the Savvy Sisters share some valuable lessons we have learned along the way in Social Media. Thursday, June 30 th is the second annual Social Media Day.

4 BtoB Marketing Action Items for 2011

Fearless Competitor

Now that it’s March of 2011, it is time to revisit this important post for the new year. This week some prognosticators predicted lots of growth in 2011. I hope we leave the recession in the rear view mirror and you have a great 2011.

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The 25 Best Social Media Books of 2011

WindMill Networking

Time flies so fast and 2012 is just around the corner, so it’s time to reveal my picks for best books of 2011. There were simply too many great additions to literature that exists on social in 2011 to be limiting.

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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B2B Marketing Insider Top Posts Of 2011

B2B Marketing Insider

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.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity

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

The Power of B2B Blogging in 2011

Fearless Competitor

B2B Blogging Trends in 2011. B2B Lead Generation | The Power of Blogging. Blogs are a great tool for organic search (every blog post is a new webpage), demonstrating thought leadership, and sharing great content with prospective clients. They can even make you famous – sort of.

5 Big Marketing Fails of 2011

It's All About Revenue

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

It's All About Revenue

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 Blogging Trends 2011: Towards an Integrated Approach

Conversionation

You can read a summary of the trends and their thoughts and tips in the B2B Blogging Trends 2011 white paper. B2B Blogging Trends 2011. In many organizations, blogs are still seen as almost separate entities. Several other organizations have no blog at all.

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

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.

Is this the best commercial of 2011?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I found this commercial to be brilliant on every level. It tells a great story, the nuanced looks and expressions of the actresses are priceless, it’s memorable, and it’s HILARIOUS. This is a work of art and there is no doubt it had to be shared with the {grow} community! What are your thoughts? What would you name as your all-time favorite commercial of this or any other year? If you can’t view this commercial within the blog, please click here to view it.

2011 The Year of The Groupon

Marketing Edge

Time 25:03 Groupon is getting plenty of press regarding their growth, currently valued at $4.75 billion, or Groupon’s current round of funding raising, $950 million, or turning down a $6. Hitting on a single topic in marketing, social media and business communications. Quick and to the point. Time 25:03 Groupon is getting plenty of press regarding their growth, currently valued at $4.75

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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.

The Edelman Trust Barometer 2011

Fearless Competitor

B2B Lead Generation – Trust is the Critical Ingredient. Every CEO needs to hear this! What is the state of Trust in Business today? How can corporations build trust? Hint: It’s no longer the corporate party line and CEO speeches. Sorry, but you don’t control your brand anymore.). What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this study results.

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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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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.