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Video Tech Company Leverages SEM to Drive Enterprise Leads

The Point

Started in 2008 as the world’s first open source video player, JW Player pioneered video on the Web and today has customers in 193 countries, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual bloggers.

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Apparently It’s Now Safe (Again) to Use “Free” in a Subject Line

The Point

In follow-up to the recent 2013 Marketo Summit , the marketing team at ReachForce , a leading provider of B2B data services, sent a message to attendees (including this blogger) crowing about the success of their traffic builder campaign , an email that generated a 42.8%

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Measuring the True Impact of Marketing Campaigns: A Conversation with Bonnie Crater

The Point

Bonnie Crater is a five-time Vice President of Marketing, a former colleague of this blogger from our days at Oracle in the late 80s, and in 2000 was named one of the “Top 20 Female Executives in Silicon Valley” by San Jose Magazine.

5 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Next Email Campaign

The Point

If it’s the campaign below, received this week from Lyris , an email marketing software company, the answer is (in the view of this blogger): yes. Can a campaign about how to improve email design be a prime example of how NOT to design an email?

When Emails Go Bad: A Lesson in How to Apologize

The Point

Boingo is a leading global network of Wi-Fi hotspots (if you travel, you’ve likely used their service at an airport) and a few days ago they sent a very befuddling email to a significant pool of users – this blogger included – something to do with how my account was changing to a different plan.

Book Review: Essential Marketing Automation Handbook

The Point

Published by the folks at marketing automation software company Genius.com , and authored by respected consultant, author, and blogger Ardath Albee , this is a valuable primer that would serve as a useful resource to anyone just getting started with a marketing automation system.

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.

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).

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.

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 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.

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.

Why CMOs Should Engage With Niche Bloggers

Modern Marketing

Networking with niche bloggers is a powerful way to get genuine, professional reviews in-front of your target customer. Winning Over the Wildcard Niche Blogger. That’s why I approach micro-bloggers with a friendly and transparent message.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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).

Does Business Blogging Still Get Results in 2017? New Data from 1,000 Bloggers [Infographic]

Hubspot

2017 marks the fourth consecutive year Orbit Media Studios has tapped the insights of 1000+ business bloggers to publish a research report on blogging statistics and trends. The vast majority of bloggers are seeing rewards from their efforts and meeting their goals, whatever they might be.".

The Top 100 Bloggers On Triberr

Marketing Insider Group

For a couple of years I have been using Triberr as a way to connect and share some of my favorite blogger’s content in one easy-to-use dashboard. Dashburst compiled the 100 top bloggers on Triberr so you know who to pay attention to on the site and blogging circuits.

The Ultimate List of Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark

Hubspot

All bloggers have a number of websites that they visit every single day. What are some of the best websites that all bloggers should add to their bookmark bar? 22 Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark.

The art of writing the perfect blogger pitch

Biznology

Over the last five years that Abraham Harrison has been pitching bloggers on behalf of clients, we have learned a thing or two about how best to reach bloggers, how to engage them, how to get them to carry our client’s message to their readership. Whether we’re doing an outreach to the bloggers of mainstream media and celebrity blogs or to someone who has just set up a blog for the first time, it all begins with the message model.

How to engage bloggers down the long tail

Biznology

Outreach marketing, formerly known as blogger outreach, is a powerful tool with almost zero barrier to entry — just your time and attention. How to Engage Bloggers Down the Long Tail from Chris Abraham.

Tumblr Shuts Down Popular Blogger: Who's Next?

Hubspot

That’s exactly what happened to a popular blogger who goes by the name Bohemea. Worse, Bohemea claims other Tumblr bloggers have been similarly wiped out. But shutdowns like the one that happened to Bohemea could scare business bloggers away, Balboni says.

How to Become the Best Blogger in Your Niche

Hubspot

So here’s my thesis: If you are the best blogger in your niche, you can be the most successful in your niche. If blogging is the core of content marketing, and content marketing is the path to success, then we must conclude that being a kickass blogger is the path to marketing success.

Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it?

Biznology

My definition of blogger outreach has always been about acquiring earned media coverage from bloggers and online influencers. My definition–and my assumption–has always been that blogger outreach is public relations and not paid media.

Earned-media micro-influencer marketing primer

Biznology

was endlessly generous with the hundreds of bloggers who responded to our outreach of thousands. Yes, you heard me right, we pitch thousands of bloggers in search of the perfect match. Back then we called it blogger outreach and blogger engagement.

How NOT to pitch a blogger

Biznology

Last week, I talked about how blogger outreach is scary , and I talked about why this fear exists for most people before they start talking to bloggers. Bloggers will always call you out if they sense you’re just calling it in. Bloggers did not fall of a turnip truck.

Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers

Writing on the Web

With the onslaught of social media in the last 10 years, the ever constant question is, what can it do for my business and my business blog? First, why should you bother with social networking sites ( Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter ) if you’re in business? It’s the numbers.

Measuring Feedback: Separating Needs from Noise

Salesfusion

Guest Blogger Techie Stuff The post Measuring Feedback: Separating Needs from Noise appeared first on Salesfusion.

The Quantum Mechanics of Blogger Outreach

Biznology

My long tail blogger outreach strategy is periodically challenged or criticized as being too aggressive. The argument generally goes as follows: if you send thousands of email pitches to topically- and demographically-relevant bloggers and online influencers in one go, you’re spamming.

Blog2Social makes bloggers a marketing one-man band

Biznology

The post Blog2Social makes bloggers a marketing one-man band appeared first on Biznology. I have been using my sports blog, rnnr.us , as both a writing meditation towards health, fitness, and weight loss and also an SEO and blogging laboratory (pronounced la-bore-ah-tory ).

Why Bloggers Abandon Their Blogs Too Early [Video]

Hubspot

This phenomenon must be frustrating, if not demoralizing, for corporate bloggers who need to prove they are driving results, and prove it quickly. Occasionally, one stumbles upon a stop-you-in-your-tracks statistic.

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4 Promotion Strategies Used by the Best Business Bloggers

Modern Marketing

70% of business bloggers have had their blogs for more than two years. ?44% 44% of business bloggers have more than two blogs. There is an exclusive group of business bloggers, which we’ll call “The 10K Club”, who receive more than 10,000 page views per month.

5 Trends from New Blogger Survey That Probably Won't Surprise You

Modern Marketing

Orbit Media Services conducted a survey of over 1,000 bloggers for the second year in a row to see how this core content marketing tactic is changing. How Frequently are Bloggers Publishing? What Media are Bloggers including in their Content?

New Blogger? Get Started on WordPress.com

Marketing Action

For bloggers with limited technical experience or no time to spend on that aspect of managing a website, wordpress.com is the way to go. The first step to becoming a WordPress blogger is to register your account. The post New Blogger?

Expert Blogger Shares Secrets to Success: Wit & Wisdom

Marketri

For you reluctant bloggers out there, I wanted to share my recent interview with expert blogger, Mark Goodfield, a tax partner and managing partner of Cunningham LLP in Toronto, Canada. But, I jumped right in, and once I started to blog I began paying more attention to other bloggers and interacting with them, leaving them comments and sharing information. MG: While I reached out to reporters and other bloggers by email, I also shared my posts on LinkedIn and Twitter.

4 Promotion Strategies Used by the Best Business Bloggers

Modern Marketing

70% of business bloggers have had their blogs for more than two years. ?44% 44% of business bloggers have more than two blogs. There is an exclusive group of business bloggers, which we’ll call “The 10K Club”, who receive more than 10,000 page views per month.