How Performance Marketing Accelerates B-to-B Prospecting

Biznology

Every time you turn around, a new “performance marketing” opportunity turns up for B-to-B marketers. But there are some potholes to consider. Let’s look at how marketers get value out of this approach to finding new customers. . To back up, what is this performance marketing thing, anyway? There are scads of ways performance marketing is being applied across the B-to-B go-to-market spectrum.

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6 Steps to a Successful (B-to-B) Direct Marketing Campaign

MLT Creative

A current campaign I’m involved with got me thinking about my roots in consumer direct marketing. Whenever we launch a campaign that relies heavily on direct, I’m reminded that the rules in business-to-business direct marketing are really the same as they are in the consumer space. Are you trying to generate leads, nurture leads, cross-sell to existing customers or otherwise retain them? across all channels, and direct is no exception.

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: The B2B Lead Generation Blog Wins Best B-to-B Marketing Blog in MarketingSherpas Readers Choice Awards

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FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading! Call for speakers: MarketingSherpa’s B2B Marketing Summit 5 dials to tune in your lead generation process Recent Comments Copyright This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. I won the best B-to-B Marketing Blog in MarketingSherpas Readers Choice Awards!

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Martyn Etherington Speaks: the story of a B2B digital marketing turnaround

Biznology

I had the chance recently to catch up with Martyn Etherington , a marketing leader I’ve long admired. In a reflective mood, he was willing to field some questions about his successes there. You may remember Martyn from his instructive Diary of a CMO , published by Direct Marketing News in 2013. Martyn’s answers reveal what’s working today in B2B digital marketing. Where did you direct them to focus their efforts, and why?

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Speaking at MarketingSherpas B-to-B Demand Generation Summit 2006

B2B Lead Generation

FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading! Call for speakers: MarketingSherpa’s B2B Marketing Summit 5 dials to tune in your lead generation process Recent Comments Copyright This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. This should be just in time to inspire you during your fall budget and planning season.

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Marketing That Reaches Decision Makers In Big Companies

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FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading! Call for speakers: MarketingSherpa’s B2B Marketing Summit 5 dials to tune in your lead generation process Recent Comments Copyright This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. If youre doing marketing or lead generation for a complex sale, youll want to read it.

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Better lead management leads to bigger marketing budgets

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FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading! Call for speakers: MarketingSherpa’s B2B Marketing Summit 5 dials to tune in your lead generation process Recent Comments Copyright This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Positioning: How To Test, Validate, And Bring Your Idea To Market

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Engaging Multimedia Content: Making a Human Connection

B2B Digital Marketer

With sales and marketing being done more at a distance, traditional methods for engaging potential customers are becoming more obsolete. In this episode of the B2B Digital Marketer Podcast, A. He also serves as Global Digital Marketing Manager, at Hexagon Geosystems.

Writing Your Own Book to Establish Authority

B2B Digital Marketer

There’s no doubt that having a book published is a great way to establish authority in the domain you are in. There is a lot of writing and preparation involved and the majority of people are not able to publish a book without having to spend a lot of money on book publishers.

Nicoline Maes: Finding the Right Balance Between Push and Pull Marketing

B2B Digital Marketer

Finding the Right Balance Between Push and Pull Marketing. Content marketing has become a magic keyword in the world of digital marketing. However, despite its popularity, companies still find it hard to strategize and execute on a good content marketing plan.

Linda Ruffenach: How A Personal Relationship Can Make You Stand Out

B2B Digital Marketer

In this episode of the B2B Digital Marketer Podcast , Linda Ruffenach shares why B2B digital marketing is all about building a personal relationship with the customer and solving their problems. Linda has a commitment to giving back to the community.

Joe Apfelbaum: Building a Long-Term Relationship with Your B2B Customers

B2B Digital Marketer

Developing a relationship with B2B customers is different compared to B2C. According to Joe Apfelbaum, it’s going to take a significant amount of planning. Joe Apfelbaum is the CEO and founder of Ajax Union, a B2B digital marketing agency in Brooklyn, NY. The market.

Deep Insights on Customer Experience and Technology

B2B Digital Marketer

Business operations and marketing efforts are becoming more automated and less personal. However, as we enter into this new digital age, does it also change the way we do our marketing? 00:36 – John’s background in B2B Digital Marketing. Click to access unedited transcript.

Standing Out in LinkedIn with Simple Strategies

B2B Digital Marketer

They’ve heard of LinkedIn as a great platform to stand out but don’t necessarily know the LinkedIn best practices , strategies, tactics, engaging multimedia content and more to leverage it for their business. 08:04 – How to avoid being banned in LinkedIn.

B2B Digital Marketing is About Relationships and Trust

B2B Digital Marketer

Are relationships and trust important to B2B Digital Marketing? Majority of digital marketing involves a transactional relationship with the customer, but in B2B it is totally different. 01:20 – Joey Knecht’s background in B2B Digital Marketing.

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Ethan Beute: Rehumanizing B2B Digital Marketing

B2B Digital Marketer

Rehumanizing B2B Digital Marketing. With technology advancing and our world rapidly changing, automation and digital communication becomes the modern approach to marketing. The human connection is gone and marketers are no longer able to build a relationship with their customers.

Paul Slack: B2B Digital Marketing Has Never Been Easier

B2B Digital Marketer

B2B Digital Marketing Has Never Been Easier. B2B Digital Marketing started as early as the internet boom in 1990’s. However, compared to that time, access to the internet and digital resources is much easier now and provides companies more opportunities to get into digital marketing.

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Social media ROI sucks! (Or, you can prove anything if you send out a survey)

Pointclear

Social media marketing is now precariously ensconced as a more-or-less mainstream marketing channel. Companies try to dutifully engage with customers and prospects on all the main social channels, plus as many of the secondary ones as possible. And even with concerns over social metrics, the rise of content marketing has rushed in to boost social’s street cred. 1 in providing the greatest business value to companies. It’s hard to believe.

The 5 Top Media for Cold Prospecting

Pointclear

Ruth is also author of Maximizing Lead Generation: The Complete Guide for B2B Marketers. But what are the most effective outbound marketing channels for kicking off a business relationship? These are the five essential channels you can rely on for generating a steady stream of inquiries that you can then convert to qualified leads, and have a prayer of closing enough sales to meet your revenue quota. That compares to $7 billion spent on direct mail and $4.5

What’s the hardest part of B2B inbound marketing?

MLT Creative

This question was recently posed to a LinkedIn Group of which I’m a member, and it got me thinking, because it’s a question you could approach from a few different angles. With that in mind, I’m an agency guy, so from an agency perspective in the B2B space, the number-one hardest thing seems to be getting buy-in from our clients. There have been other challenges for sure, but these are the ones that seem to surface more often than not.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: MarketingSherpa Demand Generation Summit 2007

B2B Lead Generation

FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading! Call for speakers: MarketingSherpa’s B2B Marketing Summit 5 dials to tune in your lead generation process Recent Comments Copyright This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. B-to-B Marketing; How to Measure & Manage Leads and more.

Craft a Compelling Offer for Paid Search Marketing

Biznology

The best way to motivate a click online is to make a compelling offer and provide an urgent call to action. This is not news to Internet marketers. But when it comes to search engine advertising, like Google AdWords, you need to think about your offer and call to action a bit differently. Two important considerations undergird this point: You only have 95 characters, spread over 4 lines of type, to play with. Image via CrunchBase.

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Think Outside the B2B Trade Show Booth

MLT Creative

Here’s a quick B2B case study outlines how we helped our client turn another trip to a trade show into an opportunity to generate leads by integrating outbound tactics with their inbound marketing program. Our client invested in a booth at an industry trade show and wanted to generate leads while promoting their presence at the show. As a standard course of action, our approach is to promote the client before, during and after the trade show.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Better Sales and Marketing Integration

B2B Lead Generation

FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading! Call for speakers: MarketingSherpa’s B2B Marketing Summit 5 dials to tune in your lead generation process Recent Comments Copyright This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Email is worst way to do it. Marketing must take control of nurturing leads.

If You're In B2B Marketing, Get Your Head Around Social Media ROI

MLT Creative

If you’re like me, you’re a bald, 30 something, B2B marketer. If you only fit into one of those categories, and you’re reading this post, chances are you may have come across MarketingSherpa’s 2011 B2B Market ing Benchmark Report. This report covers just about everything under the sun in terms of what marketers are doing, how they’re doing it and how it’s working for them.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Word of Mouth Marketing relies on reputation not branding

B2B Lead Generation

FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading! Call for speakers: MarketingSherpa’s B2B Marketing Summit 5 dials to tune in your lead generation process Recent Comments Copyright This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Should reputation take a back seat to branding?

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Budget Wars: Sales & Finance vs Marketing

B2B Lead Generation

FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading! Call for speakers: MarketingSherpa’s B2B Marketing Summit 5 dials to tune in your lead generation process Recent Comments Copyright This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Many financial executives still view marketing as an expense, a.k.a.

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2011 B2B Marketing Predictions

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Search/ Close Home About Team Approach Marketing Results Services Branding Business Marketing Collateral Communications Plan Digital Marketing Strategy Direct Marketing Emerging Marketing Tools Killer Presentations Marketing Plan Public Relations Sales Tools Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Social Media Marketing Trade Shows Web Site Design and Development Clients Testimonials Current Satisfaction Survey Pick me!

It’s the End of the B2B Inbound Marketing Funnel as We Know It…

MLT Creative

If there was an underlying theme to the 2011 HubSpot User Group Summit (#HUGS2011), it was MoFu. For the uninitiated, “MoFu” refers to "Middle of the Funnel." As the name suggests, it refers to the area in your inbound marketing funnel (ahem, the middle) where all of your leads congregate before becoming your customers, your competitor’s customers, or otherwise becoming unqualified. What if your visit to lead percentage jumped from 4% to 20%?

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Targeting Your B2B Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation

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B2B Marketing Events Around The World - Dec 2011

MLT Creative

The changing nature of our industry propels us to stay on top of the latest trends. Here's what's on tap for marketing industry events for December. December 5-7 Direct Marketing Institute New York, NY: DMA promotes this DMI seminar that will cover the core areas of each marketing channel, from offers and propositions, to copywriting and design. As an added bonus, your attendance will ensure a chance to win wonderful gifts and prizes!

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: On Alignment between Marketing and Finance

B2B Lead Generation

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Inquiry management and search marketing strategy

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FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading! Call for speakers: MarketingSherpa’s B2B Marketing Summit 5 dials to tune in your lead generation process Recent Comments Copyright This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Its simply unrealistic to expect advertising to sell business solutions.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Your questions answered on Lead Generation via Podcasts

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: MarketingSherpas 10 Best Blogs for 2005: B2B Lead generation blog wins honorable mention again!

B2B Lead Generation

FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading! Call for speakers: MarketingSherpa’s B2B Marketing Summit 5 dials to tune in your lead generation process Recent Comments Copyright This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. A big thank you to everyone who voted! A big thank you to everyone who voted!

B2B Lead Generation Blog: MarketingSherpa Seeks Best Marketing Blog

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FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading! Call for speakers: MarketingSherpa’s B2B Marketing Summit 5 dials to tune in your lead generation process Recent Comments Copyright This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Be sure to let them know about your favorite Marketing, Advertising, and PR blogs.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Lead qualification and scoring for better leads

B2B Lead Generation

FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading! Call for speakers: MarketingSherpa’s B2B Marketing Summit 5 dials to tune in your lead generation process Recent Comments Copyright This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. My company wanted to focus mainly on business seminars to improve customer relationships.