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New Report: Improve The B2B Buying Process With Social Proof Marketing

Influitive b2b

With the wide array of technology options available, and the ability to easily get opinions from peers online, buyers have a lot of choice and information at their disposal. And they’re using this power to independently narrow down vendors long before they reach out to salespeople.

Top Tips For Successful Community Building on Twitter

Modern B2B Marketing

Are you struggling to build a strong community for your business on Twitter? A company that successfully embraces Twitter and builds its community around it will move beyond likes and followers. It’s time to embrace this feature! Measure Your Impact to Get Optimal Results.

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Are Community Forums Good for Manufacturers and Industrial Companies?

Industrial Marketing Today

Blogging and mainstream social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube get all the attention these days. What about good ol’ community forums? Community forums have been around a lot longer than the newer social media channels.

15 Ideas to Jump Start a Blockchain Blog  

What Works - What Doesn't

Emin Gün Sirer of Cornell University tells the MIT conference how to build blockchains right. What changes to laws and contract terms will individuals and companies need to safely rely on blockchain transactions?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The Bamboo Project Blog. The Power of Blogging ISNT Just in Reading Them. In a few weeks were going to be looking at blogs in the Work Literacy course. A few things that have led me to this place. software that links to networking site (e.g. Week 3-- Blogs.

7 Top Crowdfunding Sites for Nonprofits and Higher-Ed Institutions

Hubspot

Now that you’re excited to get on the crowdfunding bandwagon , you need the tools that best fit your organization or school to execute a successful online campaign. Before evaluating these or any other platforms, remember these three things to look for: Who uses the platform?

How to Run a Successful Time-Based Crowdfunding Campaign

Hubspot

We also took it a step further and focused on the four phases of time-based peer-to-peer campaigns (vs. Rolling, or year-round, campaigns are great types of campaigns in which to utilize inbound marketing tactics. This phase is all about bringing people to your campaign.

5 Essential Functions for Every B2B Website

Biznology

To establish your company as a knowledgeable authority in your field is “job one” for a B2B website. You want to be seen as not only up to date, but trustworthy and helpful. As discount retailer Sy Sims used to say, “An educated consumer is my best customer.”

Fintech 2015: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

Onalytica B2B

This emerging market has seen a burst of activity over the last 5 years, global investment in Fintech tripled to $12.21B in 2014. We analysed the Fintech discussion in a previous blog and we wanted to continue with these reports to show how influencer trends map out over time.

What the Story of Bitcoin Can Teach Financial Marketers

Content Standard

Imagine for a moment a world in which programmers plot to overthrow the world economy. In this world, your tech-savvy and curious neighbor becomes a millionaire overnight, only to lose it all again months later. The Satoshi paper can be a bit of a bear to read for a lot of folks.

Social Business Q&A: 10 Questions with Augie Ray

Modern Marketing

For me, Augie Ray , the executive director of community and collaboration at USAA , is one of those “silent” change agents. When my career began to take a new shape, it was his reports (when he was an analyst at Forrester Research) and writing on “ Experience: The Blog ” that, unbeknownst to him, helped me clarify what I wanted to do, why I wanted to do it, and how I wanted to do it. That is a very kind thing of you to say, Joe!

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Social Buyerology: Listening to the Social Buyer

Tony Zambito

  The second, The Research Methods of Social Buyerology , reviewed the types of research methods needed to attain a deep understanding of the new social buyer persona.    Only then will insights be listened to and responded to. Image via Wikipedia.

10 LinkedIn Groups Every Entrepreneur Should Follow

Hubspot

Trying to highlight the best ones is somewhat of a fool’s errand, but you may be pleasantly surprised by what you find! With that in mind, here are ten recommendations to get you started. In other words, “no blogs, articles or promotions.” Extra Credit: Want to understand prices?

21 Internet Marketing Stats That Will Blow Your Mind

Hubspot

Want hard data to reference so that you can properly forecast and adjust future marketing plans and budgets? Just want to sound smart in board meetings? 3) On average, companies respond to only 30% of social media fans' feedback.

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Did You Make an Impact? How to Tell Your Nonprofit's Story

Hubspot

At the heart of every nonprofit’s ability to engage donors and create movements is its ability to tell a compelling story -- but not just any story. And if you want to learn more about marketing your nonprofit''s impact, join us for a webinar on Thursday, September 29th at 1:00 p.m.

Thom Yorke, BitTorrent, and Content Marketing’s Magic Moment

Hubspot

BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol that''s been used to power hotbeds for pirated content like Pirate Bay, is relishing the present. If appealing to the mainstream factored into either site’s growth plan, it could be time to consider Plan B.

Craig Spiezle and David Fowler Talk About Trusted Data and Marketing

Act-On

People like to be on the receiving end of personalized marketing; it does raise response rates. We’re here today to explore the issues and the role every CMO and vice president of marketing can play in keeping customer data safe and keeping trust levels high.

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Creating a Transactional Email Campaign? Check Out These 15 Excellent Examples

Hubspot

When most people think about email marketing, they picture one-off emails sent to targeted portions of their database. They come with valuable real estate and a captive audience, which can be used creatively to turn the end of one transaction into the beginning of the next.

Blog Posts I'll Never Write (With Apologies to Borges)

Customer Experience Matrix

This was a brilliantly efficient conceit, allowing Borges to analyze the themes and issues of these stories without going to the trouble of actually creating them. In that same spirit, here are summaries of three blog posts I doubt I’ll ever have time to actually write. This is a reaction to a blog post Do CRM Analysts Provide Value for Money? As a ‘niche’ analyst myself, I tend to agree. The goal is to make this as non-intimidating as possible.

6 Content Marketing Trends to Help Plan Your 2016 Budget

Content Standard

I’ve been so focused on becoming a better writer lately that I spent about 30 minutes over lunch thinking of the most creative way to start this post. At the same time, I had a vision for this post, and I wanted the utility of the information to stand on its own. Get to Planning.

Top 5 Social Media Trends For The B2B Marketer

Marketing Insider Group

As user-generated content becomes a greater part of professional workflow, it is important for B2B marketers to understand not only where their customers are interacting, but also their motivations when they are consuming or participating in these communities.

7 Strategies for Using Content to Market Industrial Products

Industrial Marketing Today

It is heartening to see that content is at the center of most discussions about the state of B2B marketing today. However, industrial marketers face a challenge when it comes to producing a steady stream of fresh content to keep their target audience engaged.

Content and Social Marketing: Connecting and Engaging with 10K+ Engineers

Industrial Marketing Today

Nine out of ten B2B marketers are now using content marketing to grow their businesses, according to the recent study released by MarketingProfs and Junta42|Content Marketing Institute. One-fifth say that “producing enough content” (21%) and “budget to produce content” (19%) are their greatest challenge in content marketing. B2B marketing tactics to use right now. What drove TI to adopt content and social marketing? Click here to view the embedded video.

Why internal Social Business Platforms matter

Biznology

As Social Business Platforms make their headway into corporate environments, many people start asking why we are trying to change something that served us so well for many years. You didn’t have to triage or make executive decisions. Search and Geocities communities.

PKM and the Organization - Pollard

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. I n North America at least, Knowledge Management (KM) budgets are under constant siege, KM leaders salaries and department headcounts have been cut back, the Knowledge Director role has been relegated to a subordinate back-office role, and many CEOs are searching for ways to outsource the function entirely. Automatic peer-to-peer publishing and subscription.

Top 5 Inbound Marketing Articles to Start the Week: Content Sources

Hubspot

Where do you get ideas for blog posts ? And what do you do when you just aren't inspired to create anything remarkable? Georgina's blog post categorizes content sources in two ways: internal sources, or those that exist within yourself and your audience (e.g. Be up to date.

How to Save the World

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. A fter Nancy White pointed me to Chris Lotts articles on Northern Voice, and on love, and Chris replied to my Tuesday post on how easily we unintentionally hurt each other through our actions, I did a bit more research on Chris work and discovered the remarkable chart above on Information Fluency. This ability to integrate is social fluency. SEARCH BLOG.

Personal Knowledge Management - Pollard

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Since I havent written about this in awhile I thought Id bring you up to date on whats happening in this space, and some of the discussions I have had with others on the subject. Id been asked to investigate a leveling-off of use of the firms award-winning centralized knowledge resources, and decided to do the research through personal interviews with non-users , rather than the usual user surveys. Was there too much content to wade through? How to Save the World.

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How to Save the World - PKM An Update

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Since I havent written about this in awhile I thought Id bring you up to date on whats happening in this space, and some of the discussions I have had with others on the subject. Id been asked to investigate a leveling-off of use of the firms award-winning centralized knowledge resources, and decided to do the research through personal interviews with non-users , rather than the usual user surveys. Was there too much content to wade through? How to Save the World.

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Social Search at LinkedIn Beats Google - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I just found a more useful way to search than Google. Long time readers of this blog know that I have already chronicled my success at using LinkedIn for both business development and recruiting. So it is not a surprise to me that LinkedIn is seeing easily the highest growth rate among social networking sites. I have been in business for 30 years and have worked across many markets, in many countries and I have worked the LinkedIn system to get those contacts usable.

Digital Health 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

Onalytica B2B

The goal of digital health is to ultimately improve the quality of our healthcare and our daily lives. According to Startup Health 2016 has already seen 4 deals over $100M, as compared to 7 in all of 2015. They demand access to their personal health information wherever they are.