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.

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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?

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.”.

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).

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

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 ].

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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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.

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.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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?

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.

Best Quora Guides and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity

According to Compete.com, traffic to the site did fall off sharply in February and March of 2011 after an initial surge, but has rebounded to new highs since then (though half a million unique visitors per month isn’t particularly impressive for a social media site).

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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?

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the fastest-growing social network ever. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It will fundamentally change SEO. It’s a pain in the arse because it’s yet another social network to join.

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Top 10 Industrial Marketing Posts of 2011

Industrial Marketing Today

As we wind down 2011, this is a good time to review all the industrial marketing posts that I have published here and been viewed by you, my readers, during the year. Not all the posts were written in 2011, one was way back from 2008. There you have it, my top 10 list of industrial marketing blog posts for 2011. If there is one important takeaway from this exercise, it is that blog posts live forever and continue to attract traffic long after they have been posted.

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.

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

B2B Marketing Insider

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.

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.

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.

The World’s Best Digital Marketing Campaigns

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

BEST DIGITAL CAMPAIGNS 2011 by gregory pouy. View more presentations from Gregory Pouy. Gregory Pouy is rapidly becoming one of my favorite social media marketing brainiacs!

2011 Social Media Forecast: Digging deeper

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Yes, those are big ideas for 2011. What is energizing you about 2011? ROI and measurement Social scoring futurist 2011 social media forecast klout social media predictions social media trends social scoring

24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011

Webbiquity

Top 10 Blog Directories 2011 by SEO Wizardry. Despite any recent recent rants you may have seen about how blogging is dead or blogs are passé , the fact of the matter is that business blogging is now more important than ever.

39 More (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity

YouTube etiquette for 2011 by iMedia Connection. And Tumblr is among the fastest-growing networks, tripling its user base in 2011. Social Media Report: Q3 2011 by Nielsen Research.

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