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Meet your community by hosting an IRL Meetup

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While influencers really want respect and to get compensated for their time and reputation and brands want visitors, subscribers, emails, followers, friends, Likes, conversions, sales, and ROI , there is something else you might be able to add your holy of holies —your KPIs—meetups!

You’re doing SEO wrong: it’s all about authority

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Most people get the theory of SEO: You find the keywords and phrases that compose the search queries of your target audience, and you build content that answers the questions implicit in those queries. But a lot of marketers I talk to are skeptical about how to do it. They did the keyword research.

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Intentional inventing: own the intellectual property that leads the future

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Lesson for leaders. Innovations rule today’s world, so everyone wants to innovate. Innovations are filed for patenting and claimed as property before they are launched. If someone else had your idea first and patented it, you might not be able to use it. But when you create something special, the first intellectual property (IP) step is simple: Describe your idea to a patent researcher and ask the FTO question: “do I have freedom to operate ? ”. If no one has a patent, you win.

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Attribution: The secret sauce of digital marketing

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One thread that binds my career is top-of-funnel content. I’ve co-written two books on the importance of early-stage content and how to identify and capitalize on those opportunities.

How to to Double (Yes, We Mean Double) the Impact of Your Content Strategy

Does great content really make a difference? How does content quality relate to key business metrics, such as conversions, trust, and purchase? Our research report answers these questions and more as we conclusively prove the connection between content quality and business results.

How to win friends and influence influencers

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As an influencer marketer, you should aspire to become so much more than just pitcher. Cold calling might very well be where every bouncing baby salesman, saleswoman, PR agent, marketing professional, and talent agent start, but it’s not the goal.

Have you thought your CMS, SEO, and site-hosting strategy through?

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While tools like cPanel can install CMS platforms like Drupal and WordPress into $3.95/month web hosting services with the click of a button, there’s the cheap and easy way and there’s the right way. As they say, measure twice, cut once.

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Online Reputation Management (ORM) definition and process

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Content marketing is online reputation management. Registering all your brand and personal domain names is online reputation management. Registering, populating, maintaining, and updating all your brand and personal social media and social network sites is online reputation management.

What kind of video do you need in sales communication?

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“Are Salespeople Relevant to the Modern Buyer?” is the question posed in an article by Tamara Schenck about about CSO Insights’ 2018 Buyer Preferences Study. At first glance, its results seem to say “Sometimes.” Most buyers only engage with salespeople after they have identified their needs.

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Report: How Top Businesses Approach Content Creation

In this report, content professionals from brands like IBM, Oracle, Dropbox and Mastercard share how they approach content creation. Download and learn the strategies, tactics and tools they use to overcome today’s content challenges.

Your online reputation abhors a vacuum in Google search

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Cygnus X-1. Before you embark on a costly campaign to repair your first two pages of Google search results after you, your company, your brand, or your product have been slandered or besmirched online, understand that it’s a life sentence.

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Influencer marketing done right can drive all the traffic to your brand-spanking-new freshly-launched website

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Unless you already have a bursting-at-the-seams Rolodex and a stable of superfans who are waiting impatiently for anything and everything you give birth to in the world, you might be cutting the ribbon of your new business, blog, site, app, community, or nonprofit to a fever-pitch crowd of bumpkiss.

Should a brand take a stand on social issues?

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Every CEO today is feeling the growing pressure to take a position on some social or cultural issue that has become mainstream in our digital, partisan world. It is a quandary for many companies.

How to triage customer experience projects

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Right now, 9 out of 10 companies say they need to transform, and upwards of 60% of companies worldwide are in the midst of digital transformation. Their goal is to disrupt themselves and dramatically improve how their customers experience their brand.

3 digital marketing tactics that will increase conversions now

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If you pause for a moment, you will realize that digital marketing is quite amazing. Even twenty years ago, marketing options for a small business included a radio or television ad (if you had the money).

Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based Discounting for the B2B Industry

Competition has increased to new levels of intensity and organizations have begun to look for new ways to acquire customers. Discounted pricing is a strategic tool, which when used correctly can drive a variety of business goals, from marketing through to sales strategy

Inspiration for your transformation, part II

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In last month’s post , we reviewed a number of examples of legacy firms who’ve made successful — and inspiring — digital transformations. Walmart, Pitney Bowes, JPMorgan Chase and the city of Cary, North Carolina.

Digital marketing requires millennial marketers

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I have been talking to more and more clients lately who are up in arms about these entitled millennials that are so hard to work with. Yeah, the complainers are baby boomers like me, or maybe Gen Xers. How did you know?)

Social media marketing is Homo sapiens sapiens social

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Homo sapiens sapiens. I have been doing social media strategy and planning in one form or another for clients since 2003. Nothing at all has changed. In fact, nothing has changed since Homo sapiens emerged around 300,000 years ago.

How did marketers let GDPR happen?

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I teach classes for the Rutgers Business School Executive Education, so I cross paths with savvy digital marketers on a constant basis.

Watch Your Tone! The Ultimate Guide to Developing Your Company’s Tone of Voice

Watch Your Tone! takes you step-by-step through the process of developing your tone of voice. It's loaded with practical advice from some of the world's most noted tone of voice experts, and includes useful guides, examples, and worksheets.

Why are marketers afraid of data?

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One of the toughest transitions for marketers making the move to digital is getting accustomed to data-driven decision making. Digital, at its core, is all about the numbers.

If you haven’t already transitioned your website to being HTTPS-compliant by July 1, 2018, your website is probably already being blocked as not secure

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According to Search Engine Land , if you haven’t already transitioned your website to being HTTPS-compliant by July 1, 2018— last Sunday! your website is probably already being blocked as not secure. That’s right.

Automating your marketing through the B2B customer journey: an interview with Rich Herbst

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The other day, I had the chance to meet with Rich Herbst, founder and managing partner of Ascend Marketing, which is based in Dallas and Austin. Rich agreed to discuss what he and his team have been doing in B2B, and share what they’ve learned in recent years, as business buying behavior evolves.

Steal this Online Reputation Management process

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Steal This Book. Steal This Book , written by Abbie Hoffman in the 70s, mainly focused on ways to fight the government. Steal this Online Reputation Management process has the same goal but is mainly focused on ways to fight the first two-pages of Google Search.

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The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.

Your content marketing must sell solutions, not stuff

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I’ve written in the past about the importance of selling solutions rather than stuff , but it’s an idea worth diving into from another angle. Said in another way, to be successful today, marketing has to be bigger than your products and services.

What is holding you back in digital marketing?

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My days are divided between teaching professionals how to change their careers and teaching companies how to change their cultures–both of whom want to embrace digital marketing. But it takes more than giving it a big hug.

Video marketing’s multi-use versatility makes it a great investment

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What does content versatility mean to you? Whatever your subjective understanding is, video marketing content will blow your mind more than you may expect. The benefits are enormous and the R.O.I. is close to an absolute guarantee.

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Online reputation management (ORM): don’t forget Google when you’re in crisis mode

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eBook: The 9 Ingredients Your Need to Create Better Content

Our content chefs have assembled this recipe book of best practices to help you produce content that stands apart and meets your business objectives. Download and learn the 9 key ingredients of effective content, how they add to your process and how technology helps create content that audiences love to gobble up!

10 tips for your career in marketing

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Before I begin my post, I’d also like to invite you to the next Biznology webinar on July 10th, where Mike Moran is going to interview me about trends in B2B marketing. Having been happily self-employed for half my marketing career, I hesitate to give career advice.

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Even online reputation pros require a year to influence Google Search

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In response to negative search results on the first two pages of Google, even $30,000-a-month Enterprise level campaigns demand 12-month campaign contracts from their clients.

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Why your sales team thinks marketing is useless

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If you are in marketing, you are used to handing off your leads to the sales team and hearing two complaints back: First, the leads are no good. Second, there aren’t enough of them. It has always reminded me of the old joke where two guys are complaining about the restaurant they are eating in. “The

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Why you need testimonials to persuade your customers

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Everyone knows they need testimonials, but I recently saw a graphic example of how true this is. I have been helping a very smart client in their RFP process to select a vendor for their marketing campaign.

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

You should consider doing a reddit IAmA or reddit AMA

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While reddit is the elephant in the room of social media marketing , it’s too powerful, influential, and amazing to ignore.

Reputation management is not about dressing up mistakes

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If you want to fix your online reputation , writing big checks to an online reputation agency isn’t enough over the long haul — you’ll also really need to get your own house in order.

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You can’t eat bare hands

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Antilocapra americana. In your business, how risky is your Plan A? Are you only chasing the big wins? If you don’t land the big gig, will you come home to your partners and staff completely empty-handed, putting your business tribe at risk of not living through the night, the month?

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An apology is not enough to be forgiven

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Step one after your reputation is publicly eviscerated: retain a lawyer, a crisis manager, a PR shop, and an online reputation management agency like mine, Gerris Corp.

Togetherness: Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

Speaker: Jeff Davis, Founder, jd2 Consulting Group

Jeff Davis is here to help you think differently about how Sales and Marketing should interact. With increased scrutiny for marketing to prove ROI on their activities and it becoming increasingly hard for B2B salespeople to even get in front of customers, the old way of doing business is no longer an option. This webinar will use evidence-based research and empirical knowledge to propose real-world strategies that work.