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  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016
    [Best] How To Project SEO Content Marketing Goals & Performance
    This is for both the levels of social sharing across individual assets as well as the type of assets that perform the best overall. Earlier this year I presented a case study on how we grew our digital presence by more than 200% , in terms of total site traffic, over a two year timeframe. Organic search specifically grew more than 500% period over period, with +150% growth in leads from this channel.
  • PUREB2B  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Best] How to Master Local Lead Generation
    To better serve your local market, it’s best to get to know them first. The information you gather will be a treasure trove of ideas for improving your business in a way that your local audience deems best. Remember that customers are always on the lookout for the best deals, and you already have a location working for you. However, making sure that they are happy, and satisfied doing business with you gives you your best shot.
  • VIDYARD  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015
    [Best] The Pros and Cons (and Hows) of Using Stock Video
    A highly polished stock video scene isn’t always the best way to tell your story and share your message because, as Mat King, our Video Production Manager put it, “High production value does not equal a real moment.”. Before you start your video project, you may want to consider how many shots (and what shots) you want in your video, and how best to achieve those goals. You’ve probably heard the phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words” more than a thousand times.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
    [Best] What Facebook Graph Search Means for Your Business
    What Facebook Graph Search Means for Your Business was posted at Modern B2B Marketing - Marketo Best Practices Blog. | [link]. by Kelly Jo Horton Anyone who is active on Facebook knows that search has never been one of Facebook’s strong points. You can find friends if you know how to spell their name. You can find company brand pages if you know what you’re looking for. But what if you want to find a list of all of your friends who are connected to a specific company, product or place?
  • ACT-ON  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
    [Best] Why Hasn’t the US Adopted Opt-In? It’s Time for a Rethink.
    Industry best practices have improved: Digital marketers know more than ever what’s expected of them and the legitimate companies will always adopt strategies and methods that possibly will allow them to win the battle of the inbox real estate. Best practices in double opt-in: Build Bigger, Healthier Email Lists with Double Opt-ins and Preference Centers. Fair warning: rant ahead. I have been in the email marketing channel since 2003.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014
    [Best] Are you brave enough for digital marketing?
    I spend a lot of my time speaking, teaching, training–use whatever word you like the best. Most of that work is in digital marketing. Because I train approximately 1500 students a year, I have probably seen just about every kind of digital marketing student you can imagine. And the longer that I do it, the more I have become convinced that the most important key to success is not knowledge. It’s bravery. That seems odd, doesn’t it?
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Best] How to Gracefully Terminate an Employee
    Don’t: Apologize , but say you wish things had worked out differently and extend best wishes for the future. While termination is often the best thing for the person, it’s hard for most people to recognize this at the time. Express best wishes and hope for the future. This post originally appeared on the Sales section of Inbound Hub. To read more content like this, subscribe to Sales. To terminate is to bring to an end.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [Best] Get Your Blog On: 4 Steps to Blogging Success
    Get Your Blog On: 4 Steps to Blogging Success was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link] The post Get Your Blog On: 4 Steps to Blogging Success appeared first on Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. Author: Elaine Ip To blog or not to blog, there is no question. I remember when I started my own blog in 2003, when I was an oversharing, bright-eyed teenager.
  • KEO MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
    [Best] How to Optimize Your Business YouTube Channel
    With each new idea, start with strategy and follow through with creating content, optimizing it for best results, promoting it through various marketing channels and then analyzing the results for feedback. This will ensure you get the best return on your investment. YouTube, Google’s video platform, attracts more than 800 million unique visitors each month.
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Best] 4 Steps to Prep Your Search Engine Marketing for the Holidays
    Once you’ve completed your research, you should have a good idea as to who your best customers are, what they’ll most likely be looking for, and where to find them. October marks the beginning of holiday season for many businesses. Halloween, Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), Christmas, Hanukkah, plus Black Friday and Cyber Monday mark some of the biggest and busiest times for all types of businesses.
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
    [Best] Top 10 Website Eyesores to Avoid
    Best practice is the have two to three fonts and colors per page, maximum. Whether you use a do-it-yourself website builder or work directly with a designer, check out the following list of website eyesores that should be avoided at all costs. Does your website have any of these inadvertent eyesores? Anything that Blinks. We’ve all been to those sites where either a text or image is blinking at us just begging for attention. It can be very annoying and distracting.
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
    [Best] Subscribers to Free Content are NOT Leads
    Visitors who sign up to download your white papers, eBooks and other free content definitely grow your list of contacts but calling them leads without taking the next step is premature at best if not a costly mistake. Sales knows best about demographics and marketing has insights into visitor engagement through web analytics. I’ve heard some of my manufacturing clients call their subscribers free content leads.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
    [Best] Is Your B2B Marketing Valuing C2B?
    When developing a new product, ask what features would be best to add, if it’s a later model of an additional product. We know what B2B means, but C2B is consumer-to-business, meaning that the consumer (or customer or even client perhaps) creates or offers something of value to a business, which they then use to turn into a profit or as a key factor into their business decisions.
  • MARKETRI  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
    [Best] Five Methods for Cultivating Referrals for Your Law Firm
    Oftentimes, the best referral sources are people who already have a relationship with your target clients. Existing clients are your best source of new revenue, so how can you leverage these relationships to generate referrals? We’d love to hear what has worked best for you! Referrals are the bread and butter of a law firm’s marketing and business development, but they rarely just happen.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
    [Best] Facebook Timeline Likely Coming to Business Pages Near You
    We believe that brands want to be able to curate how they’re represented in a more visually pleasing way, and we’re in the midst of trying to figure out how best to do that.". Again, while we can only speculate about what's to come for marketers, the best advice we can share is to start getting comfortable with how the new Timeline design works for your own personal profile.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2015
    [Best] The Future of B2B Marketing: Predictions from #FutureM15 Speakers
    He explains that, at best, these types of futuristic portrayals are intellectually dishonest and, at worst, they are insulting. This year marked the 6 th annual FutureM conference, bringing marketing and technology professionals together to envision, discuss and plan for the future of marketing. FutureM attendees gathered from 21 states, 3 countries and 38 different industries. TODAY: 8:30AM #FutureM15 hosted by @HynesBeacon @FutureMBoston [link] pic.twitter.com/wxb1IfFodp.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016
    [Best] Overview of the AdWords Structured Snippets Extension for B2B Advertisers
    The types of information you would place into each category may overlap, so you’ll need to decide which is the most appropriate header to choose: Style is best used for retail and leans more on the B2C side. You can create multiple different combinations of headers and values within the header but, since you don’t manually control which snippets show up, it’s best to limit the number of headers you use.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Best] How To Extend B2B Marketing With Better Social Media Measurement Tools
    While we have access to web reporting tools, metrics specifically within social media platforms have been poor at best. Analysis of when the best times to post content might be and the most relevant / popular post types. One of the key reasons B2B marketers remain skeptical with social media as a primary tactic in digital marketing is the i nability to determine ROI.
  • MODERN MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
    [Best] The Rise of the Unread: How to Avoid the Burial of Your Content
    As new platforms and networks emerge, the best content marketers experiment to discover new ways of reaching customers. The​ ​Unread​ ​(content)​ ​has​ ​risen​ ​and​ ​is​ ​stalking​ ​the​ ​internet. Your​ ​content, yes​ ​that​ ​blog​ ​post​ ​you​ ​spent​ ​hours​ ​crafting​ ​(and​ ​even​ ​more hours​ ​getting​ ​signed​ ​off)​ ​is​ ​already​ ​buried​ ​under​ ​piles​ ​and​ ​piles​ ​of​ ​unread.​
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017
    [Best] Are Infomercials Cool Now? 7 Examples You'll Actually Want to Watch
    We've picked a few of the very best to inspire your next ad campaign. This is the best ad Ive [sic] ever watched, I didnt [sic] skip it. When you hear "infomercial" you might picture a suburban mom on a fruitless quest through her cluttered kitchen cabinets to find a single matching container lid from her 10,000 piece Tupperware collection. Or a hapless man engaged in a heated but ultimately ill-fated wrestling match with his garden hose.
  • ONALYTICA B2B  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
    [Best] Open Source: Top 100 Influencers and Brands
    Be sure to follow them to stay up to date on the best content and resources on Open Source! Open source is the practice of granting universal access to a product’s design or blueprint, and allowing its redistribution, including subsequent improvements to it by anyone. Open source code is meant to be a collaborative effort, where programmers improve upon the source code and share the changes within the community.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012
    [Best] Taking B2B Marketing Mobile: The Pitfalls and Payback
    Best practices will emerge over time. Tweet Mobile marketing for B2B is in one of the newest marketing channels yet, according to the 2011 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report , it ranks second only to whitepaper downloads for growing B2B email lists – even though only 48% of the B2B companies responding have a mobile version of their website. “As As more businesses target marketing to mobile, I expect even better results,” says Meghan Lockwood, MECLABS research analyst.
  • HUBSPOT  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014
    [Best] Social Media Mistakes, Terrible Advice & More in HubSpot Content This Week
    See a roundup of the best of the worst marketing advice in this blog post. Making mistakes is frustrating. As it is, there is never enough time in the week to accomplish everything that you want to get done. Of course, we’ve all heard the saying that mistakes are how you learn, but wouldn’t it be so much better if you could do the learning first and avoid the mistakes altogether?
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
    [Best] Inbound Marketing Basics: How to Attract More Customers
    Inbound marketing works best when you target specific personas or individuals by figuring out what they’re interested in and what challenges they have. That way, you can spend your time and budget on the activities that get the best results and fine-tune the content and campaigns that are under-performing. Create an infographics highlighting industry best practices.
  • HINGE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015
    [Best] Are Your Competitors Flying Under the Radar? Use Competitive Analysis to Adjust Your Firm’s Position
    Collecting the data used in competitive analysis is best obtained through multiple vantage points, specifically through the eyes of your clients and prospects. Discuss the best ways to conduct a competitive analysis with other executives and marketers in our LinkedIn group, the Professional Services Executive Forum. In a recent post , we established that having true, relevant, and provable differentiators will help your firm take the lead in the marketplace.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Best] 20 Enlightening Pearls of Wisdom From Marketing Experts [SlideShare]
    15) "Content is constantly evolving, so brands need to stay ahead of the curve as best they can. It’s important to stay on top of new industry trends and best practices to be an effective inbound marketer. Life is busy. Marketers are trying to stay on top of content creation , messaging, branding, budget, industry trends -- not to mention trying to find time for a personal life.
  • VIEWPOINT  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
    [Best] Three “Lies” That Plague B2B Businesses Today (Part Three of Three)
    The handoff of prospects from marketing to sales is clunky at best (if it truly exists at all). The Three “Lies” That Plague B2B Businesses Today Are: Cold calling is dead. 57 – 90% of the buying process is complete before a sales rep needs to get involved. Marketing and sales are aligned. Do you agree these are lies? In late August I asked industry experts that same question and asked them to substantiate their response.
  • THE ROI GUY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Best] SiriusDecisions Interview - From Pitching Products to Selling Value
    And you need the coaching to reinforce the best conversation practices and get better. What are the best practices in Value Messaging? What are the best practices in Value Selling Tools? In the middle of the decision making process, its proving that low-risk solutions are available that can help with a good ROI and quick payback– Justify the Gain, and in later phases, proving that your solution is the best choice – Prove your not the same.
  • WRITTENT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
    [Best] 17 Powerful Persuasive Writing Techniques
    Focus On Your Best Audience. Image source. Writing persuasive copy is the goal of every professional copywriter. Persuading readers to agree with you can help convert them into paying customers. While it can prove challenging at times, persuasive copywriting can be learned and perfected by following some basic techniques.
  • ACT-ON  |  FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016
    [Best] How Email Marketing Campaigns are Like the U.S. Elections
    political conventions occur only every four years, the possibility of sharing knowledge and best practices on a regular basis is limited. Make yourself worth voting for (adopt best practices and make the right offer) and, If you’ve made the case for yourself over your competition, you just might win the day. What does the coming U.S. presidential election teach us about email marketing and deliverability?
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
    [Best] Mobile Positioning: A Business Must
    First, they should recognize the benefits of creating a mobile strategy that their best customers will respond to. Guest post by University Alliance. Mobile access to the web has surpassed browser usage. Consumers are growing fonder of their smartphones and tablets, using them to access content and make online purchases in staggering numbers. In fact, by 2015 more U.S. Internet users will access the web through smartphones than through PCs, according to technology site Mashable.com.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Best] Bringing Pinterest to Life – 3 Social Media Lessons from Nordstrom
    Bringing Pinterest to Life – 3 Social Media Lessons from Nordstrom was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link]. Author: Carra Manahan The holidays have officially arrived, and social media is surely making a statement in the retail world. If you’ve begun your Christmas shopping or were brave enough to battle the crowds of Black Friday, you may have noticed little tags with a red “P” in certain stores — specifically at Nordstrom.
  • CAPTORA  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Best] 14 Hacks for Improving Your B2B Paid Social Campaigns
    The LinkedIn ad platform will automatically optimize your campaigns by showing your best performing ad more in your ad rotation. Like Twitter’s Lead Gen Cards, Facebook’s Lead Ads eliminate the extra steps involved when you send someone out to a landing page – and that’s not even the best news for B2B marketers. One of the best optimization tips for any campaign is to include exclusions in your targeting criteria so that your ads don’t reach irrelevant people.
  • ACT-ON  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017
    [Best] 8 Content Marketing Mistakes to Avoid in the New Year … and Always
    Don’t focus on yourself ‒ focus on the buyer instead: “I’d argue that marketers who do not build buyer insights or develop personas will forever revert to content that’s oriented around products, because that’s what they know best. Content marketing is at its best when it’s used to pull everything together so that an experience in one channel makes sense or adds value when the audience switches to another channel. Marketing requires us to play the long game.
  • NUSPARK  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [Best] The missing topic on b2b digital lead generation: advertising
    Related Posts: New eBook: Pay-Per-Click for B2B Lead Generation; The Ultimate Guide to Paid Search It Might Be Time to Make Age One of Your Segmentation Criteria Sales Best Practices include Marketing-Sales Alignment. Remember advertising? Remember media plans? If you believe all those social media experts and SAAS platforms, you’d think advertising has gone away. Don’t believe it.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Best] The 5 Questions You Should Ask to Nail Your Product Messaging
    Often, the "needs" questions we covered in the first section will help you zone in on the best features to push. Once you've completed message testing, compile all the data you've collected to determine how it should best shape your product positioning. In 1990, Coors Brewing introduced a revolutionary new product. It was going to change everything. It was going to be in high demand. It was going to be a very good year. It was called Coors Water. And it totally belly flopped.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    [Best] A 13-step crash course in digital marketing
    But it’s in best interest of marketers to leverage the strength of social channels for the storytelling abilities; like Twitter (real time), Facebook (a digital cafeteria), Blogs (long-form storytelling) and LinkedIn (collect and categorize business contact information) to make them as tell-able as possible says Stan Smith in Chapter 7, Social Media Marketing. Did you know that in this decade, digital is the only media channel to grow every year?
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
    [Best] Reproduce all your own stuff on your professional page
    Why Is All Your Best Writing on Other Peoples’ Sites? It’s time to call all of your content home. Like you, I have writing on the web going all the way back to 1993, most all of it either no longer online or not currently living on sites that feed into my sales funnel. For example, I am writing this article for Biznology, an esteemed source of industry news. It’s time to call all of my content home!
  • EARNEST ABOUT B2B  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017
    [Best] This is the week that was in B2B: from HP printergeddon to Accenture rebrand
    Basically, this new infographic explores each type of content and explains when it is best used and why. In a week where we learned that small biz rates are set to soar , talking dolls can be a security threat and you should never ask Joe Public to design a smartphone , the B2B world put on a right royal show of creativity. Yes, really. Sit back – this is the week that was in B2B: ‘Wolf’ of the week….
  • WRITTENT  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Best] 15 Rocking Content Marketing Tools with Advice from Experts
    Share the best-performing content on the web! With 9 in 10 organizations marketing with content , it’s evident that we need effective tools to create, publish, distribute, and analyze content published online. Needless to say, there are lots of tools out there, but which are the ones worthy to give a try? Here are some options that could be a great test drive for you.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
    [Best] 9 Silly Pinterest Mistakes Only Rookies Make
    A study of 11,000 pins found that best practice is 100 to 200 characters. You may be following all of the best practices but still may not know if Pinterest is actually bringing in the return on investment for your company. With over 70 million active users on Pinterest , some are bound to be making mistakes. Some of the mistakes we make can be pretty bad, though not that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2011
    [Best] 10 Ways to Use Social Networks for B2B Marketing
    LinkedIn: it’s best to have some familiarity (real world or online) before trying to make a connection. Social networks are essential for expanding your web presence —not only for creating social signals now a key component in search engine rankings, which makes your website and blog easier to find in search, but also by giving you more places to be found online. Creating your profile on each of the major social networks is a first step, but just that.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
    [Best] Critical guidelines to help you determine your optimal online advertising partner
    Media companies that serve your audience These are the outlets you probably know best. Post them in the comments below or ping me on Twitter ( @wittlake ) and I’ll do my best to answer! These are the outlets you probably know best.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
    [Best] 10 Outstanding Twitter Feeds By B2b Publishers
    They're definitely hitting some proven Twitter best practices in their feed: no more than two hashtags; using images. Best of all, they personalize each account. Twitter is a busy place, with more than 500 million tweets flying out into the world each day. This global conversation among people, companies, brands, and industries is reshaping how B2B publishers communicate. And frankly, some are transitioning better than others.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012
    [Best] What is the Difference Between Email Marketing and Marketing Automation?
    was posted at Modern B2B Marketing - Marketo Best Practices Blog. | [link]. by Dayna Rothman What is the difference between email marketing and marketing automation? And how do you know if your company is ready to make the switch? These are questions we get asked all of time by both small and large businesses.
  • MODERN MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
    [Best] 5 Customer Experience Cues From Retail
    During these few days, we’ll get the inside scoop on what marketing and engagement best practices are on the horizon, and how new technologies will help improve the customer experience. by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note : Today’s post comes courtesy of Alicia Fiorletta , Senior Editor of Retail TouchPoints , an online publishing network for retail executives, offering content focused on optimizing the customer experience across all channels.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Best] Marketers Will Define Company Strategy
    Marketers Will Define Company Strategy was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link]. Author: Sanjay Dholakia We’re living in a Marketing First world. If you haven’t yet experienced this shift for yourself—bear with me; it’s coming.
  • CONTENT STANDARD  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
    [Best] Skyword’s Top Takeaways from Content Marketing World 2016
    This is best summarized through the words of Scott Borchetta, founder of Big Machine records and discoverer of Taylor Swift: “I encourage our artists to dig deep and always do their best work. Keynote – A Look Back at the Best Marketing of 2017 , Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer, MarketingProfs. For Handley, the best example of this was the Boyfriend Pillow. Make sure in-house marketers are producing content (they know the brand story best).
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015
    [Best] 9 Reasons “Home Alone” Is Absolutely Clutch for Content Marketers
    Leverage the best performing content for bigger campaigns. The long and the short of it is that Home Alone isn’t just the greatest holiday movie ever made: It’s also loaded with content marketing tips and best practices. There are a lot of things I love about the holiday season. A crackling fire (Duraflame logs, represent!). Christmas lights. The ugly sweater tradition. Anything at all related to peppermint. But my all-time favorite holiday tradition?
  • CONTENTLY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
    [Best] The 6 Most Important Social Media Trends of 2017
    Because whether you’re advertising, marketing, or providing customer service, platforms like Facebook will do everything they can to be a marketer’s best friend. Social media—once a competitive, dynamic space—has gotten predictable. Facebook added a hundred million users in a quarter? What else is new ? Facebook is in trouble for failing to stop fake news , extremist messages , and child pornography ? Par for the course. Facebook shamelessly copied another Snapchat feature?
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
    [Best] 5 Ways to Assess the Success of Your Logo
    That’s probably the best you can hope for; more quantifiable rates of return tend to prove elusive with logo design. 5 Ways to Assess the Success of Your Logo was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link]. Author: Alex Bigman For most businesses, acquiring or changing a logo feels like a momentous step. A logo, after all, is the face of your brand. McDonald’s is inextricable from its arches.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2015
    [Best] The Problem With The Story You Are Telling
    I’ve been doing a lot of reading and researching on the update (and its impact on content marketing) for our clients, and while there are many different opinions on how to best handle the changes to how Google evaluates your site, everyone seems to agree on one thing: if you are creating content that is engaging and that people actually read, you will do well on Google and with SEO. Good, relevant content is more important than ever, because of a Panda.
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    [Best] Email Deliverability: You Are the Master of Your Own Fate
    If your rates aren’t what they should be , download Act-On’s newly revised “How to maximize email deliverability for greater campaign success: Best Practices in Email Deliverability.”. Best Practices in Email Deliverability ” covers: The Importance of Email Deliverability. Best Practices for List Management. Appendix B: Best Practices for Retention Email. Appendix C: Best Practices for Acquisition Email. Appendix D: Best Practices for Transactional Email.
  • REACHFORCE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [Best] Friday Wrap-up: This Week in B2B Marketing Tips
    Each week we present a collection of some of the best marketing tips, guides, and best practices from thought leaders around the blogosphere to help you stay informed, hone your craft, and improve your marketing efforts. Enjoy! How People use Their Smartphones [Infographic] I’ve been thinking about mobile quite a bit
  • REACHFORCE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
    [Best] Friday Wrap-Up: This Week in B2B Marketing Tips
    Each week we present a collection of some of the best marketing tips, guides, and best practices from thought leaders around the blogosphere to help you stay informed, hone your craft, and improve your marketing efforts. Enjoy! 6 Core Benefits of Well-Defined Marketing Personas While this post from HubSpot provides a
  • MODERN MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Best] Study Shows SMB Marketers Want to Communicate Value with Metrics
    In the study, SMB marketers were asked to compare how they stack up against a hypothetical best-of-breed modern marketer while rating a number of aspirational marketing capabilities. This is why SMB marketers say the implementation of Modern Marketing best practices will help to increase revenue performance and differentiate with preferred customer experiences.
  • BULLDOG SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016
    [Best] Beware of the Herd
    The truth is while I learned a lot about chainsaws, I honestly couldn’t figure out which one was best for me. We obsess over the best ways to mine valuable information from customers and prospects (demographic, firmographic and behavioral) so that we can deliver truly personalized, contextual and relevant communications that help guide them on their specific journey. I just bought a chainsaw.
  • FATHOM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Best] 3 Tips for Hospitals To Fuel Content Marketing with SEM Data
    The best stance is to be proactive when dealing with these challenges. As many of us know, SEM/PPC is an established source of patient acquisition for health systems and hospitals. Fathom has certainly seen great results with structured campaigns promoting specific service lines that send users to relevant landing pages with prominent calls-to-action.
  • CRIMSON MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
    [Best] Social Competitive Intelligence: One-Up the Competition
    By comparing what they are doing to best practices (and to what you are doing), you can create an unfair advantage. . You just do what works best. As B2B companies reach new levels of maturity in their social media marketing, the savvy ones recognize the golden opportunity available to them by studying what their key competitors are doing through social competitive intelligence.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Best] What the Board of Directors Expects from Marketers Today
    What the Board of Directors Expects from Marketers Today was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link]. Author: Brian Kardon We’ve all heard (and will continue to hear) about the increasingly prominent role of the Chief Marketing Officer, or CMO. This is clearly a win for marketers, but with increased prominence comes increased scrutiny from your Board of Directors – especially for venture-backed companies.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010
    [Best] Why PR Doesn't Drive Sales
    Leads, Not Impressions The best PR campaigns should bring you the most qualified leads. The best way to do that is to drive traffic to a landing page and get a lead to convert. A common goal among many companies that hire public relations agencies is: "We want to use PR campaigns to increase sales.". In reality, sales success and public relations campaigns do not have a direct correlation. The key factor in bridging the gap that most people miss is marketing efforts.
  • THE FORWARD OBSERVER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Best] What B2B Trade Show Attendees REALLY Want From Exhibitors
    Click here to download a copy of “ What Attendees Tell Us About Best Exhibiting Practices.” Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer In a comprehensive trade show study, the thing an exhibitor can provide attendees that has the highest correlation with purchase intent is new learning. Not models and promotional products. If you’ve attended enough trade shows, you’ve seen them.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008
    [Best] YouTube - Informal Learning in 10 minutes
    Watch Oprahs Best Advi. Close. Sign Up. QuickList ( 0 ). Sign In. Site: Home. Videos. Channels. Community. Upload. Videos. Channels. advanced. Loading. Informal Learning in 10 minutes. Rate: 23 ratings Sign in to rate. Views: 14,848. Share. Favorite. Playlists. MySpace. Facebook. more share options ). fewer share options ). This video will appear on your blog shortly. Loading. Loading. Loading. Loading. Thank you for sharing this video! Saving. close ).
  • FATHOM  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016
    [Best] 19 Reasons Why I Love My Job at Fathom
    My colleagues – regardless of background, title, or experience – encourage me, inspire me, guide me, and challenge me to be my absolute best. With generous work from home privileges, the flexibility to go on a run mid-day, or the freedom to go to a café for a change of scenery, Fathom supports the times and places we produce our best work. I wasn’t fresh out of college when I arrived at Fathom. In fact, I was the quintessential job hopper.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Best] How to Create a Link to Jump to a Specific Part of a Page [Quick Tip]
    The best part about it all is that it''s super easy to do yourself, even if you don''t have extensive HTML knowledge. When most people think of links, they think of connecting two different webpages together. You use hyperlinks to connect two of your blog posts, or a blog post and a landing page, or a blog post and a product page, or a tweet to your website. But that''s not all hyperlinks can do. With a little tweaking, you also can set up hyperlinks to link to content on the same page.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
    [Best] Facebook Finally Introduces Embedded Posts: What You Need to Know
    4) Best Practices and Examples. Yesterday, Facebook launched a new feature that we''ve always wanted: the ability to embed Facebook posts on websites. Just like tweets, this new feature will allow you to embed all public statuses, photos, videos, and hashtags -- and users will be able to interact directly with the embedded content. They can like and share the post, like or follow the post author, or view the author''s Timeline without leaving the page the post is embedded on.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013
    [Best] Email Expert Laura Atkins on How to Make Sure Your Emails Hit the Inbox
    We wanted to include insights and best practices from some of the leading minds in email marketing. Finding out what works best for your audience, whether through preference centers, through A/B testing, or other methods is a long term investment in email delivery and profits. Email Expert Laura Atkins on How to Make Sure Your Emails Hit the Inbox was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link].
  • SNAPAPP  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
    [Best] Big Spring for SnapApp: A New Home and a New Platform Release
    In the meantime, stay up to date with content-creating best practices and cutting-edge demand gen strategy by subscribing to the SnapApp blog! SnapApp’s got some new digs! With one week in the books, our #Countdown2Copley has officially ended. Over the past 10 days, Snapsters have packed up our old headquarters in Newton, MA and settled into our new home at 222 Berkeley street in Boston’s Copley Square. It’s been quite a journey. Catch all the action you missed on our facebook page.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [Best] On Amy Adams, or, Why You Must Post Blogs You Hate
    On Amy Adams, or, Why You Must Post Blogs You Hate was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link]. Author: Scott Yates In the office of BlogMutt, where I work, we have this disagreement about Amy Adams. Half of us love her. We think that she elevates so-so movies (like Man of Steel or Julie & Julia ) and she makes good movies great. We identify with her even when she portrays someone we know nothing about in real life.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014
    [Best] How to Promote Your Content Using Paid, Earned & Owned Media
    The graphic and explanations below detail some of the best paid and earned media tactics for promoting content. Some are more conducive to blog content and visuals while others are best suited for landing pages. This post originally appeared on the Insiders section of Inbound Hub. To read more content like this, subscribe to Insiders. Some people think content promotion isn’t complicated.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [Best] Brands and Bloggers: Keep Your Sponsored Content Legal
    Here’s the litmus test: if a moron in a hurry wouldn’t realize that your post was sponsored content, or that your research firm has a relationship with the brand you find to be the best in its product category, you need to expressly say so. Here’s the litmus test: if a moron in a hurry wouldn''t realize that your post was sponsored content, or that your research firm has a relationship with the brand you find to be the best in its product category, you need to expressly say so.
  • REACHFORCE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
    [Best] Friday Wrap-up: This Week in B2B Marketing Tips
    Each week we present a collection of some of the best marketing tips, guides, and best practices from thought leaders around the blogosphere to help you stay informed, hone your craft, and improve your marketing efforts. Enjoy! A/B Testing Email Marketing Strategies – A Quick Guide Although most marketing teams are
  • MODERN MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016
    [Best] Key Email Deliverability Insights Into the Big 4 ISPs
    So, while Gmail may think that you deserve to be in the inbox, Hotmail may think you’re best suited for the spam folder. Oftentimes, marketers will glance at their overall deliverability and assume that there are no issues because their overall metrics are above problematic thresholds. Looking at deliverability metrics in this manner is better than not looking at them at all, but this method can miss the mark in showing the whole truth about an email program’s deliverability.
  • MODERN MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Best] How Sage Does Social Demand Generation
    Best of all, they are actually engaging and generating leads through social. At best, shameless self-promoters get ignored. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this When it comes to social media plenty of companies like it, want it, can’t get enough it. But many demand generation marketers don’t know what to make of it. Sage , a global provider of business management software and services however, has made social a key part of its demand activity.
  • EMAGINE B2B BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015
    [Best] 10 (More) Marketing Terms You Need To Know
    A search engine marketer can pull a SERP report and find out where their company ranks for a specific query like “Best Web Design Agency in Boston, MA”. Anyone working in Digital Marketing can tell you that the acronyms for marketing terms often leave you thinking, “WTF?” To keep your own head from spinning, I have searched high and low for the terms that even the most qualified marketing expert has questioned.
  • BIZIBLE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
    [Best] Why B2B Marketers Don’t Like Articles on Sales Alignment
    We throw our best efforts into the digital void and hope they return as impressive revenue figures, productive KPI reports, and a positive impact on the bottom line. B2B marketers are constantly looking for ways to improve, optimize, and increase the ROI of the marketing they do all day, every day. How well the marketing team works with the sales team is one of the influential factors in this larger strategy.
  • LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016
    [Best] Interesting Infographics: When and How to Update Your Social Media
    This infographic from Start a Blog 123 is a handy guide to scheduling your social media updates in the best way to reach the people you want to reach. While blog posts are best posted between 8am and 1pm Monday to Thursday, social media posts are better timed for the periods when your audience is bored or tired at work or school. Many people spend the first half of the week catching up on emails and projects, so Wednesday to Friday are the best days to post your important updates.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
    [Best] 5 Amazing Infographics to Guide Your Online B2B Marketing
    5 Amazing Infographics to Guide Your Online B2B Marketing was posted at Modern B2B Marketing - Marketo Best Practices Blog. | [link]. by Maria Pergolino The magnitude of the Internet’s size and scope can be overwhelming when determining how to incorporate the countless B2B marketing facts and strategies you can find on the Web.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Best] The Evolution of HubSpot's Email Marketing Strategy: An Insider's Story
    This was also around the time that HubSpot launched our own email tools and we made the best and final ESP switch. The best part for us, the marketing team, was that so much of our experience -- what we had liked, what we hadn''t, what we had hacked in our previous tools -- went into some of the product development. Test every practice to see if it''s truly "best" for your business. Over the last eight years, lots of things have changed in HubSpot''s marketing.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
    [Best] 7 Trends That Will Change Social Media in 2017
    This year, video streaming will represent almost 75% of all internet traffic , and since audiences want more video content , brands should continue experimenting with different formats -- including virtual reality -- to see which audiences respond best to. For more ideas on how to brainstorm ephemeral content ideas for Snapchat or Instagram, here’s a roundup of some of the best brands on Snapchat right now.).
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
    [Best] Becoming a social media pro doesn’t require all 10,000 hours
    Remember, 10,000 hours signifies mastery of the sort that is considered world-class — do you need to be the best in order to make a living? While Malcolm Gladwell posited, in his book Outliers: The Story of Success , that one needs to engage in a challenging 10,000 hours of experience and practice before becoming a master, don’t let the belief that you need to accrue all 10,000 hours of challenging practice and experience before you sell yourself as a social media maven.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    [Best] 4 Elements that drive B2B direct marketing results
    Therefore, why not offer a soft, nurturing, and hard offer in the initial communication and allow the suspect to select the one that best matches their buying stage. The best B2B copywriter I know is Bob Bly ( rwbly@bly.com ). Do You Know the Basics? Over the past few months, I have gotten a number of calls from individuals who are seeking new sales leads for their company. They range from marketing managers to sales managers, and even presidents of smaller firms.
  • REACHFORCE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [Best] Friday Wrap-up: This Week in B2B Marketing Tips
    Each week we present a collection of some of the best marketing tips, guides, and best practices from thought leaders around the blogosphere to help you stay informed, hone your craft, and improve your marketing efforts. Enjoy! 9 UnMarketing Tips For Online Audience Engagement No doubt you’ve heard of author and
  • KEO MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016
    [Best] Modern Website Design: Design With The End in Mind
    The best websites are created to lead the visitor to accomplish that objective. Are you planning a website redesign? Before you invest time looking at all the new web design trends, think of this: Today’s modern website design is all about results. It is about compelling your web visitor to stay on your site and take the actions you need to drive your business. So how do you get them to stay? First, we will look at why they do not stay.
  • CONTENTLY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
    [Best] Storytelling Is Not a Strategy
    However, I’m hopeful the industry will take big strides in 2017, putting more thought into setting proper goals and telling the best stories that will serve a specific business outcome. At the start of 2017, I made the shift from ad tech to martech. In the last decade, I had helped build and steward the brands of two successful ad tech firms recognized for their innovation and amazing cultures, but it was increasingly difficult to ignore the headwinds facing the old media model.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2015
    [Best] Why Most Marketers Make Bad Storytellers
    However, if you’d still prefer to organize campaigns to target , engage , and capture your audiences, it’s best to leave storytelling to the more empathetic within the organization. I founded the StoryHow™ Institute to teach business communicators how to tell their stories. My goal was to create a method for building a story that used familiar language instead of entertainment terms such as inciting incident , rising action , falling action , or dénouement.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Best] 3 Tips to Inform Your Content Marketing Strategy (Courtesy of Skyword/Outbrain)
    I recently caught a webinar sponsored by Skyword and Outbrain that offered a number of best practices for building an online brand presence and amplifying content marketing efforts. On the promotion side specifically, we identified a number of best practices we’ve used to amplify content distribution, including informing individuals (or companies) of new content via social mentions, utilizing email to share new material, leveraging social communities (e.g.,
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014
    [Best] 7 Of Our Favorite B2B Link Building Tactics in 2013 and Beyond
    As such, it’s important for B2B marketers to get the best return possible for their event marketing investments. Sometimes the best link building ideas simply come from understanding initiatives clients and business units already have in the works. Link building remains a critical component of SEO performance.
  • MODERN MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Best] Tear Down the Silos: 5 Steps to Improving Customer Acquisition
    It is critical marketing executives gets serious about tearing down silos that are inhibiting the best performance possible. Reaching and creating new customers can be difficult in today’s hyper-connected world. Marketers are deploying a myriad of programs, processes and technologies to deliver on their customer acquisition goals.
  • VIDYARD  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016
    [Best] Why You Should Be Using Video to Strengthen Employee Engagement and Loyalty
    It helps your audience feel like you’re there with them because it’s the next best thing to being there in person. That way, employees can access the best company-created content, but only content that is safe for external eyes and ears. Where do the most engaged, loyal employees come from? Every company wants them. But where do engaged, passionate employees come from? Does HR hire them? Or does your company ‘make’ them?
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [Best] Get Found Faster: 10 Tips for Successful Local SEO
    Understanding SEO can be murky at best, and local SEO can be even murkier still. This is not an exhaustive list of everything you could do for your local SEO, but it is designed to deliver the best ROI for your time. If you can afford it, a listing from your local Chamber of Commerce is one of the best listings you’ll get. Local SEO best practices change especially quickly. Local searches are big business.
  • MODERN MARKETING  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
    [Best] Defining the Modern Marketer: Why Grit Matters Most
    You can spend inordinate amounts of time identifying the best marketing solutions to meet just a few of your immediate business goals. by Contributor Friendly | Tweet this Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes courtesy of Roland Smart, Vice President of Social and Community Marketing at Oracle. He joined Oracle as part of its acquisition of Involver, a social technology platform and an early Facebook Marketing Developer. Follow Roland on Twitter @rsmartly.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Best] The Difference Between Hard Bounces and Soft Bounces [FAQs]
    You should keep an eye on these addresses -- if you notice that the same ones are popping up over and over again, it''s best to remove them. When I first tried my hand at email marketing, I was blown away by how many terms I needed to learn. I kept drawing blanks on what terms actually meant for the first few months I was learning about email marketing. The terms that gave me the most trouble? Hard and soft bounces. Sure, I knew that these were email deliverability terms.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
    [Best] Hiring a PR Firm? Read This First
    Strategy, planning, messaging, content, customer stories, regular updates, reviews, and shared best practice are all building blocks for successful ongoing partnerships. Read This First was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link]. Author: Liz Smyth You’ve spent days, weeks, maybe months defining your messaging and creating a great communication strategy to go with it. Well done – that’s definitely the hard part!
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
    [Best] Is Context The Future Of Customer Experience?
    The proof will be in the pudding on this, as the ones who do this best will see the strongest growth. We recently launched an e-book on slideshare covering The Future of Customer Experience. The e-book is a compilation of interviews we conducted with 19 experts on #custexp. Here, I often talk about the need for customer-centricity in marketing and the cultural challenges inside businesses to put customers first.
  • REACHFORCE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [Best] Friday Wrap-Up: This Week in B2B Marketing Tips
    Each week we present a collection of some of the best marketing tips, guides, and best practices from thought leaders around the blogosphere to help you stay informed, hone your craft, and improve your marketing efforts. Happy Veteran’s Day! Enjoy! Animated Story Aims to Sell Some Tissues We’ve talked about the
  • REACHFORCE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011
    [Best] Friday Wrap-Up: This Week in B2B Marketing Tips
    Each week we present a collection of some of the best marketing tips, guides, and best practices from thought leaders around the blogosphere to help you stay informed, hone your craft, and improve your marketing efforts. Enjoy! What You Should Know About Email Deliverability What a great post. Jason Falls from the
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
    [Best] How 8 Agencies Are Building Their Brands on Snapchat
    8 of the Best Agency Snapchat Accounts. When Snapchat first emerged on the scene back in 2011 , it was excusable to dismiss the ephemeral photo-sharing platform as just another shiny piece of millennial bait. But things have changed. The once niche app has grown into one of the least ignorable social media forces in the industry, wooing marketers with its command of more daily active users than Twitter. But does any of that matter for agencies?
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016
    [Best] The Single Most Important Element for Increasing B2B Lead Gen and Sales
    Better example: while the vast majority of us have only a rudimentary understanding at best of the inner workings of a smart phone, any moderately bright gradeschooler can use one. This post originally appeared on MarketingProfs. A spate of articles recently have expounded on the “consumerization” of all things business: the consumerization of sales, of IT, and of business-to-business (B2B) marketing most prominently.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
    [Best] Avention DataVision Gives Sales and Marketing Systems Unified Access to B2B Customer Data Quality and Alerts
    Whether Avention is your best choice will depend on your specific situation. My look last week at True Influence’s InsightBASE , a relatively new-fangled approach to intent data, was karmically balanced by a conversation with Avention , a old-line data aggregator that traces its roots to CD-ROM business lists from Lotus OneSource. The folks at Avention had reached out to discuss their latest product, DataVision , which extends Avention’s reach from sales enablement to marketing systems.
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