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Building a Demand Gen Tribe: The Seth Godin Lead Gen Program

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The highlight of my day was listening to Seth Godin, blogger and author on topics b2b sales and marketing folks devour. I was fortunate enough to be asked by Gerhard Gschwandtner , of Selling Power to speak this week at his Sales Leadership Conference in Philadelphia.

We Are All Our Own CEOs - Chris Brogan On #Owner Magazine

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Owner is the brainchild of Chris Brogan , a leading speaker, author and blogger focused on digital business. As a business owner, I manage my tasks, take care of clients, look at my numbers, work hard, attend to quality, work with my team.you name it.

Blogger Freeroll

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Just got knocked out of the Pokerstars Blogger Championship. Great job to Stars! The prize pool was well worth playing - a $12k package to the WPT-PCA, flat screen TVs, iPods, etc. I was more impressed with the weak field. I was actually shocked that people that love the game this much were so sloppy with their play. I got cut in half late in the tourney by a weak Ace out of position catching against my QQ. I raised him good, but it didn't matter.

Blogger Tourney - kewl

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I need to register for the Pokerstars online blogger championship. Great idea Stars! This event is powered by PokerStars. Registration code: 3492002

5 Things You Can Do On Vacation If You Can't Get Work Out Of Your Mind

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Catch up on RSS feeds - peruse all those brilliant bloggers out there that you never have time to read. My vacation read was The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova - an incredibly told story of Dracula from both an historical perspective, a thriller, and a biographical twist.

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B2B Demand Gen Week in Review July 12.16

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For Those About to Rock.Show Up First - Paul Castain, sales trainer and sales blogger at Paul Castain's Sales Playbook , wrote a great article that shares 13 tips on how effective sales people can "show up" and get found, all while weaving Slash and George Lopez into the mix.

Lead Generation Tips: Know Your Competition

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We each have two obvious things in common: We are bloggers and we are lead gen practitioners. Over the past month I've had the pleasure of spending time with four of my "competitors." Within my first conversation with each of them, we mutually realized that we are more about co-opetition than competition. In fact, we bring value to each other. Robert Lesser of Direct Impact Marketing Acquiring Minds blog. Brian Carroll of Intouch: B2B Lead Generation blog. Nigel Edelshain of Sales 2.0:

Lead Generation Tip: Know Your Competition

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We each have two obvious things in common: We are bloggers and we are lead gen practitioners. Over the past month I've had the pleasure of spending time with four of my "competitors." Within my first conversation with each of them, we mutually realized that we are more about co-opetition than competition. In fact, we bring value to each other. Robert Lesser of Direct Impact Marketing Acquiring Minds blog. Brian Carroll of Intouch: B2B Lead Generation blog. Nigel Edelshain of Sales 2.0:

MarketingSherpa Marketing Summit, Kim Albee of Genoo Talks Social Media Lead Gen

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Then consider using a combination of some "warm" marketing like an email subscription with something to drive more leads, like either LinkedIn Answers, Groups, Twitter - or make friends with the bloggers that influence their target market. This past week was the first in a series of two great conferences, the MarketingSherpa's 6th Annual B2B Marketing Summit 2009 in San Francisco. Next week, Oct. 5 and 6, will be the Boston summit. Find me there and say hello.

MarketingSherpa Marketing Summit, Kim Albee of Genoo Talks Social Media Lead Gen

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Then consider using a combination of some “warm” marketing like an email subscription with something to drive more leads, like either LinkedIn Answers, Groups, Twitter – or make friends with the bloggers that influence their target market. This past week was the first in a series of two great conferences, the MarketingSherpa's 6th Annual B2B Marketing Summit 2009 in San Francisco. Next week, Oct 5 and 6, will be the Boston summit. Find me there and say hello.

5 Things You Can Do On Vacation If You Can't Get Work Out Of Your Mind

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I banged out 4 that I'll use for fillers in the future) Catch up on RSS feeds - peruse all those brilliant bloggers out there that you never have time to read Paint a picture - I've had a diagram that I've wanted to do for a presentation that has been lingering in my mind for months. My vacation read was The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova - an incredibly told story of Dracula from both an historical perspective, a thriller, and a biographical twist.

b2b Demand Gen Marketers & Barack - Simplicity, Consistency & Relevance

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It is debatable whether a blogger should build some level of personal brand with off-topic content. What can Obama teach us b2b marketers? I was recently in a debate with a friend about Obama's marketing efforts. He had read an article about how the campaign was based on three simple tenants: Simplicity, Consistency and Relevance. I started exploring how the same three guidelines can be applied to marketing, especially as it pertains to demand generation.

b2b Demand Gen Marketers & Barack - Simplicity, Consistency & Relevance

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It is debatable whether a blogger should build some level of personal brand with off-topic content. What can Obama teach us b2b marketers? I was recently in a debate with a friend about Obama's marketing efforts. He had read an article about how the campaign was based on three simple tenants: Simplicity, Consistency and Relevance. I started exploring how the same three guidelines can be applied to marketing, especially as it pertains to demand generation.

Smashmouth Marketing - Untitled Article

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I have to admit, using Blogger was extremely easy to setup. I used my site's stylesheet in the Blogger template, created a container page to hold it, and voila! So my father wants to know.What is a Blog? A Blog is a "weB-log". If it's said fast, it sounds like ".Blog". Blog". It is basically a web diary or journal. Now I am able to type anything from any web browser and have it published to this page.

7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid

Writing on the Web

Here are Paul’s 7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid. A Note from Patsi: This week’s guest post is about social media and it’s really important. Because if you want to engage your business blog readers and grow your reader base, you need to use social media.

Four (of the) Worst Practices for Pitching Bloggers

Webbiquity

Brands that are successful at pitching their news and stories to bloggers increase their online presence, gain credibility, and score those coveted “earned” backlinks that Google values as a factor in search rankings.

Trying GroupHigh for Blogger Outreach Campaigns

Biznology

I am hereby making the jump from humans to robots for all my blogger research. And what was I comparing all of these social CRMs, influencer-identification services, and blogger databases to? What My Clients Have Taught Me about Blogger Outreach (business2community.com).

The state of earned media blogger outreach

Biznology

I’ve been doing earned media blogger outreach as a profession since 2006 and a lot has changed. To be frank, there are a lot of bloggers with their hands out looking for pay to play these days that it can feel a little daunting.

The bloggers are the victims of bad blogger outreach

Biznology

I just wrote an article , Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it? wherein I suggested that some bloggers are kinda jerks because they lead any blogger outreach with “here’s my advertising packet.” That said, these bloggers are the victims.

The blogger’s kryptonite

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Is guest posting a viable strategy to gain attention or a blogger’s kryptonite? The post The blogger’s kryptonite appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Is guest posting a viable strategy to gain attention or a blogger''s kryptonite?

Take your bloggers and social media influencers to lunch

Biznology

And, it’s so very rare that anyone who pitches bloggers and expects them (us) to do stuff for free ever asks bloggers (us) out to do stuff IRL (in real life). But you also must remember that most bloggers have very rich lives outside of their blogging life.

Blogger outreach is more PR than social media

Biznology

Back in 2006 I developed a strategy of blogger outreach that allowed my to reach out to more than just 25 top-tier bloggers by hand over time but to 2,500-5,000 bloggers. So, what my team and I developed is the equivalent of blogger-brand speed dating.

The evolution of a blogger

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As I’ve observed bloggers from all walks of life, writing about every subject imaginable, and as I’ve taken the journey myself, I’ve found that there is an evolution that takes place. By Srinivas Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist.

Using Blogger and creating gorgeous websites

Confluent Forms

They'll all gorgeous, functional, easy to maintain, and happen to use Google's Blogger (Blogspot) as their Content Management System (CMS). As a thrifty small business solution a website on Blogger can save time, money, and headaches.

Have You Hugged Your Blogger Today?

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Over the past few years I have had the pleasure to get to know many of the great marketing bloggers I admire so much. Most bloggers do the work out of love, passion, and a drive to make a difference … not for money. ” Now THAT is something to keep a blogger going!

The state of the blogger outreach union ten years on

Biznology

I stared my first blogger outreach agency back in 2006. Ten years on, the state of the union of blogger outreach is good for brands and agencies but great for the bloggers and online influencers. Blogger Outreach is Hard.

How to Turn Anyone Into a Blogger

Hubspot

Whether you know it or not, every person that works for you is a potential blogger. Of course, your new blogger can’t write exclusively about mountain biking or pie crusts, but it’s your job to find a way to incorporate their expertise and frame it in a way that applies to your blogging goals.

Blogger and Google+, using them together to great effect

Confluent Forms

There has been lots of discussion on Google+ , speculation about the future direction of the platform, how to best use it, but also what it means for the future of Blogger. What does Blogger have to do with it? As a fan of Blogger, but also as a content strategist, I disagree.

Blogger outreach is scary

Biznology

Unlike a few years ago, today everyone at least pays lip service to reaching out to bloggers the same we PR people have always reached out to mainstream media. But I am still surprised that many companies don’t do blogger outreach, even today. Image via Wikipedia.

6 Engagement Marketing Lessons from Successful Video Bloggers

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Elaine Ip If anyone has mastered the art of engaging an audience, it’s successful video bloggers (otherwise known as vloggers).

Beauty Bloggers: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

Onalytica B2B

Where it used to be most common for high profile celebrities to be spokespeople and endorse beauty products, the ever-expanding phenomenon of bloggers and vloggers are increasingly being seen to take over this role. Hayley (TPB) – Beauty and Lifestyle blogger at Tea Party Beauty.

The next generation of bloggers is here. And they are computers

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Illustration courtesy Flickr CC and Justin Aerni The post The next generation of bloggers is here. The writing bots are here. Computer scientists in Finland have created an algorithm that can programmatically create better rap lyrics than actual rappers.

7 Tools for Finding & Connecting With Influential Bloggers

Hubspot

Bloggers are trusted voices who can bring in customers and help you build your community. Reaching out to potential blogger is a more intricate process nowadays than it was even five years ago. Want to achieve worthwhile results from your blogger outreach efforts?

Why it pays to be a patient blogger

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But that is not necessarily an ideal quality to have as a beginning blogger! Uber blogger Chris Brogan famously said that it took him three years to attract his first 100 blog subscribers. Help others, Support other new bloggers. I have a “healthy impatience.”

Brands and Bloggers: Keep Your Sponsored Content Legal

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Marketers, bloggers, brands and other content publishers are legally required to mention if they have a relationship that could bias the opinions they share. Brands, bloggers, and influencers, you’re on notice: the FTC expects disclosure. By Kerry Gorgone, {grow} Contributing Columnist.

10 Tips for Developing Better Blogger Outreach

WindMill Networking

Do you feel like your blogger outreach strategy lacks some oomph? My career centers around working with bloggers and becoming a go-to source for blogger outreach advice. The following ten tips, I assure you, will take any blogger … Continue Reading. 10 Tips for Developing Better Blogger Outreach by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Related Stories Is it Time for a Blogger Outreach Tool? Blogger Outreach

Blogger Outreach: Pet Bloggers are the New “it” Girl

WindMill Networking

As many of you already know I am uber passionate about blogger outreach as a marketing tactic because of the roots in authenticity. The latest vertical of influencers that MANY TYPES OF BRANDS are partnering with and seeing fantastic engagement rates is the pet blogger. So, behold, the rise of the pet blogger! This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Blogger Outreach