E-commerce: An Important Channel for Industrial Sales

Industrial Marketing Today

I am seeing more and more manufacturers and industrial distributors using e-commerce as a sales channel for growth. The adoption rate has been much slower as compared to the online retail industry but B2B marketers are catching on fast. According to a survey conducted in 2011 by BtoB and Rainmarker Systems, while only 35% of B2B marketers are involved with selling directly online, 58% of those companies have an increasing commitment to the channel.

Automating your marketing through the B2B customer journey: an interview with Rich Herbst

Biznology

The other day, I had the chance to meet with Rich Herbst, founder and managing partner of Ascend Marketing, which is based in Dallas and Austin. When I was working on my MBA years ago, I had in mind a career in strategic marketing, but with some sort of entrepreneurial slant. We started Ascend Marketing in 2004, and it’s been a fun and interesting ride. Our specialty is Journey Marketing – particularly highly automated journeys – and it requires a different approach.

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Getting your sales channel to really follow-up on sales leads

B2B Lead Generation

Recent Posts Learn the New Rules for Selling to Crazy-Busy Prospects BtoB 2010 Lead Generation Guide just published Thoughts on how the human touch impacts marketing performance 5 Steps To Creating A Lead Gen Machine & The Predictable Revenue That CEOs Love 100 Tips for Trade Show Lead Generation LinkedIn B2B Lead Generation Roundtable Group Turns One Lead Generation 2.0 It explains how GE Access Distribution got their channel to close the loop on 95% of leads delivered.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Inquiry management and search marketing strategy

B2B Lead Generation

Recent Posts Learn the New Rules for Selling to Crazy-Busy Prospects BtoB 2010 Lead Generation Guide just published Thoughts on how the human touch impacts marketing performance 5 Steps To Creating A Lead Gen Machine & The Predictable Revenue That CEOs Love 100 Tips for Trade Show Lead Generation LinkedIn B2B Lead Generation Roundtable Group Turns One Lead Generation 2.0 This is true offline and online. This is true offline and online.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: E-mail and the phone have high response rates, DMA report finds

B2B Lead Generation

Recent Posts Learn the New Rules for Selling to Crazy-Busy Prospects BtoB 2010 Lead Generation Guide just published Thoughts on how the human touch impacts marketing performance 5 Steps To Creating A Lead Gen Machine & The Predictable Revenue That CEOs Love 100 Tips for Trade Show Lead Generation LinkedIn B2B Lead Generation Roundtable Group Turns One Lead Generation 2.0 Positioning: How To Test, Validate, And Bring Your Idea To Market

8 Great LinkedIn Groups for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

It is no secret that LinkedIn is a valuable social media platform for B2B marketers. According to a recent report released by Regalix, 91 percent of respondents said that LinkedIn was the most effective channel in terms of helping them reach their target audience. And according to the “LinkedIn Ads Benchmark Report Q3 2015” published by Marketing Mojo, 79 percent of B2B marketers said that LinkedIn was “effective” at generating leads. BtoB Marketing.

Good Reads for B2B Marketing - Staple Yourself to a Lead

Pointclear

Online content in the sales and marketing industries is dynamic and constantly changing. The Marketing Sphere represents recent good reads from our digital circles about B2B marketing selected by PointClear colleagues. Amy Guarino says marketers should follow along as a prospect journeys through the company’s various channels. Via B2B Marketing Insider. Report: Data, content drive email marketing. Via BtoB Magazine.

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Don’t Underestimate Industrial Marketing’s Contribution to Sales

Industrial Marketing Today

I get it that industrial marketing must be held accountable and I firmly believe that it should make a direct contribution to growing sales and revenues. However, ignoring industrial marketing’s role in creating sales opportunities is a fallacy in my opinion. I have had many conversations where I have heard the other person tell me that they’ve never had to actively market their products and services before. Marketing keeps you in sales.” From BtoB LinkedIn group ).

32 Influential B2B Social Media Profiles (People) to Follow on Twitter

KoMarketing Associates

It’s no secret that social media is an important channel of digital marketing. For B2B marketers, there are endless opportunities for leveraging social media platforms and strategies. Research from Optify’s 2012 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report supports these statements. ” Follow Artillery Marketing at https://twitter.com/ArtilleryMarket. SM/PR/Marketing/SEO/Brand ninja. Kipp Bodnar (@kippbodnar) : “Inbound Marketing @HubSpot.

Content Marketing: Think Like a Publisher, Act Like an Investor

Industrial Marketing Today

Thriving in today’s content-driven online marketing world, demands that you think like a publisher. That’s the battle cry among content marketers. Just as publishers start by learning everything about their target audience and what information they want, content marketers must realize it is not about them but about their customers. That mindset is even more important today if you don’t want to drown in the deluge of online content.

PowerViews with Christopher Hosford – CRM/Marketing Automation/Social Convergence

Pointclear

He is East Coast Bureau Chief for BtoB Magazine. He is former editor-in-chief of Sales & Marketing Management magazine, and has written for Architectural Record, Inc. Click to start video at this point — Christopher notes the importance of the maturing of social media marketing in the last year by saying, “It’s no longer a hobby. Companies are hiring social media people through their existing marketing budgets or recruiting social mavens in-house.”

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PowerViews with Chris Hosford – CRM/Marketing Automation/Social Convergence

Pointclear

He is East Coast Bureau Chief for BtoB Magazine. He is former editor-in-chief of Sales & Marketing Management magazine, and has written for Architectural Record, Inc. Click to start video at this point —Chris notes the importance of the maturing of social media marketing in the last year by saying, “It’s no longer a hobby. Companies are hiring social media people through their existing marketing budgets or recruiting social mavens in-house.”

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Attack of the Customers Press Release

Paul Gillin

New Book Explores Recent Epidemic Of Online Customer Assaults on Businesses. ‘Attack of the Customers’ Helps Marketers and Business Owners Manage and Prevent Reputation Threats Carried on Blogs and Social Networks. Attack of the Customers ,” by award-winning author Paul Gillin and customer relationship management pioneer Greg Gianforte, arrives as online attacks are becoming a top concern for business and government leaders.

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: E-Mail Marketing Relevance Tips And Resources For B2B Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation

Recent Posts Learn the New Rules for Selling to Crazy-Busy Prospects BtoB 2010 Lead Generation Guide just published Thoughts on how the human touch impacts marketing performance 5 Steps To Creating A Lead Gen Machine & The Predictable Revenue That CEOs Love 100 Tips for Trade Show Lead Generation LinkedIn B2B Lead Generation Roundtable Group Turns One Lead Generation 2.0 On the other side, Ive heard numerous speakers and bloggers declare e-mail marketing dead.

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Best Email Marketing Tips, Tactics and Metrics of 2010

Webbiquity

While social media is the flashy show horse of online marketing, email remains the solid workhorse. According to recent research , 92% of marketers consider email to be one of their “most important marketing tools” and 54% plan increased spending on it in the coming year. Email marketing remains one of the top spending priorities for online, after search and display advertising. How can you grow the size of your email marketing list?

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Reaching Decision Makers

B2B Lead Generation

Recent Posts Learn the New Rules for Selling to Crazy-Busy Prospects BtoB 2010 Lead Generation Guide just published Thoughts on how the human touch impacts marketing performance 5 Steps To Creating A Lead Gen Machine & The Predictable Revenue That CEOs Love 100 Tips for Trade Show Lead Generation LinkedIn B2B Lead Generation Roundtable Group Turns One Lead Generation 2.0 Link: Redmond Channel Partner Online | Feature: Reaching the Decision Maker.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Embattled CMOs share strategies to improve marketing influence

B2B Lead Generation

Recent Posts Learn the New Rules for Selling to Crazy-Busy Prospects BtoB 2010 Lead Generation Guide just published Thoughts on how the human touch impacts marketing performance 5 Steps To Creating A Lead Gen Machine & The Predictable Revenue That CEOs Love 100 Tips for Trade Show Lead Generation LinkedIn B2B Lead Generation Roundtable Group Turns One Lead Generation 2.0 Positioning: How To Test, Validate, And Bring Your Idea To Market

B2B Marketing Events Around The World - November 2011

MLT Creative

Here's what's on tap for marketing industry events for November. London, UK: a FREE to attend exhibition and seminar program about delivering effective integrated communications across digital, social and print media for marketers November 2, Social Media Marketing Strategy & ROI Workshop. November 3, Vermont Web Marketing Summit. Atlanta, GA: A HUGE week-long series of events celebrating the technology and new media marketing achievements of Atlanta.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Google Makes Web Analytics Free but will it help your lead generation?

B2B Lead Generation

Recent Posts Learn the New Rules for Selling to Crazy-Busy Prospects BtoB 2010 Lead Generation Guide just published Thoughts on how the human touch impacts marketing performance 5 Steps To Creating A Lead Gen Machine & The Predictable Revenue That CEOs Love 100 Tips for Trade Show Lead Generation LinkedIn B2B Lead Generation Roundtable Group Turns One Lead Generation 2.0 Positioning: How To Test, Validate, And Bring Your Idea To Market

Twitter - Content - Social Media - B2B Marketing Best Of June

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

B2B Marketing Hot List. You can subscribe to receive the best from around the web on B2B Marketing by visiting the B2B Marketing Zone and subscribing to the Best Of. 7 Tips on how B2B marketers can leverage social media - B2B Lead Generation Blog , June 29, 2009. Socialize B2B Customer Advocacy - Marketing Interactions , June 25, 2009. Email and Social Media- 7 tips for getting the most out of your campaigns - Modern B2B Marketing , June 29, 2009.

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: How Podcasts Impact B2B Purchase Decisions

B2B Lead Generation

Recent Posts Learn the New Rules for Selling to Crazy-Busy Prospects BtoB 2010 Lead Generation Guide just published Thoughts on how the human touch impacts marketing performance 5 Steps To Creating A Lead Gen Machine & The Predictable Revenue That CEOs Love 100 Tips for Trade Show Lead Generation LinkedIn B2B Lead Generation Roundtable Group Turns One Lead Generation 2.0 Positioning: How To Test, Validate, And Bring Your Idea To Market

Top 35 B2B Marketing Posts for May 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

Best of B2B Marketing. Great stuff in the world of B2B Marketing this month. 9 Social Listening & Tracking Tools - Marketing Genius Blog , May 7, 2010 Here is a list of 9 social media tracking and monitoring tools. 11 Myths of Social Media Marketing - Webbiquity , May 24, 2010 Though social media marketing is rapidly advancing in terms of adoption and sophistication, many marketers and business executives still struggle with it. May 2010.

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ClickInsights: How can B2B marketers use content effectively for demand generation?

Ambal's Amusings

B2B marketers are producing, managing, and distributing marketing content to reach prospects and turn them into customers. Recommended Resources from B2B Marketing Experts. Forrester Blog for Interactive Marketing Professionals. Ardath Albee's blog Marketing Interactions. Mac McIntosh's Sales Lead Insights: A B2B marketing Blog. Marketo's Modern B2B Marketing. Content Strategy: The Future of Marketing (via Joe Pulizzi with Christine Halvorson).

Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Web presence optimization (WPO)—using tactics like SEO, PPC, online PR, social media, content marketing and reputation management in a coordinated fashion to maximize your online visibility and business results—is the core theme of this blog. It’s also frequently written about in popular blogs and online publications, though strangely almost no one uses the term. Social Media Affecting BtoB Buying Behavior by The Proactive Report.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

Sure, teenagers spend a lot of time on YouTube, but did you know that three-quarters of business executives watch work-related online videos weekly? companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far.

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Leaders indicate Growing Investment in.

The ROI Guy

Friday, September 17, 2010 Leaders indicate Growing Investment in Smart Digital Content The migration of B2B marketing budgets from traditional marketing vehicles toward digital channels continues according to a study by Booz & Co. Survey results indicate that over the next 2 to 3 years, 67% plan to increase spending on social media, and 64% continue to increase spending on digital and online marketing. Your Sales & Marketing Ready to Do Business with F.