Speaking Directly About B2B Direct Marketing With BtoB Magazine

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As much as I rely on blogs and social media for information about B2B marketing, I still look forward to each new issue of BtoB Magazine landing on my desk. Our ideas, musings, thoughts, reviews on b2b marketing topics Whatever your industry, I’m sure you. MLT Creative B2B Ideas @ Work Blog.

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Direct Marketing Doesn’t Have to Suck

Paul Gillin

In the weeks leading up to the Direct Marketing Association annual conference in Boston this week, exhibitors were out strutting their best stuff. And then I thought about what that says about the state of direct marketing today. Is it any surprise that forecasters expect direct-mail marketing to decline nearly 40% over the next two years? Like many people, I’m less interested in reading mass marketing material today than I’ve ever been.

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Lead Generation for the Complex Sale Listed Among BtoB Magazine’s Best Marketing Books

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

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Word-of-mouth marketing gets BtoB people buzzing

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 BtoBOnline Link: Word-of-mouth marketing gets people buzzing.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: White Papers and Lead Generation, Key for BtoB Marketers

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 For many B2B marketing pros (especially those in technology), a time-tested tool is the white paper.

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High-Performance Email Marketing for Attracting and Engaging.

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website High-Performance Email Marketing for Attracting and Engaging Industrial Buyers by Achinta Mitra on October 2, 2010 in B2B E-Mail Marketing , B2B Lead Generation , Industrial Marketing Strategies In today’s “do more with less” industrial marketing environment, email marketing continues to be a productive marketing tool despite all the reports about its declining effectiveness.

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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 Positioning: How To Test, Validate, And Bring Your Idea To Market

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

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Telemarketing big with Xerox

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 Validating direct marketing lists. Following up on direct mail campaigns.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: 10 things marketers will focus on in 2005

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 Lead Generation Blog: Telemarketing is the top lead generation tactic

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 Thanks to Carol Krol over at BtoB Magazine for pointing me to the report.

B2B Lead Generation: Getting on the same page

Sales Lead Insights

Also often called the Sales & Marketing Database or Customer & Prospect Database. Inquirer: A contact who has responded to our company’s marketing (Website, direct marketing, exhibits, advertising, etc.). Inquiry: A response to our company’s marketing (website, direct marketing, exhibits, advertising, etc.). Prospect: A contact who has responded to our company’s marketing (website, direct marketing, exhibits, advertising, etc.)

B2B Marketing Events Around The World - Dec 2011

MLT Creative

Here's what's on tap for marketing industry events for December. December 5-7 Direct Marketing Institute New York, NY: DMA promotes this DMI seminar that will cover the core areas of each marketing channel, from offers and propositions, to copywriting and design. You’ll come away with a firm grasp of direct marketing best practices and the practical strategies needed to implement them. Sources: BtoB, AiMA, AMA Atlanta, BMA Atlanta, DMA, TAG, ILM.

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B2B Marketers Fate Rests in the Hands of a Few

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At the recent ITSMA Marketing Leadership forum I was stunned by a presentation given by Sean Geehan CEO of the Geehan Group author of the upcoming book the B2B Executive Playbook. The big eye opener for me was – B2B marketers are always tasked with getting net new customers when in reality their existing customer base is their most important source of revenue and referrals. Which is what the CEO and the market wants from you anyway!).

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Online Lead Generation and Management Strategies that Get Results

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 While these fundamentals still hold true, the Internet has changed marketing and the fundamentals we apply to it.

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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Social media ROI sucks! (Or, you can prove anything if you send out a survey)

Pointclear

Social media marketing is now precariously ensconced as a more-or-less mainstream marketing channel. And even with concerns over social metrics, the rise of content marketing has rushed in to boost social’s street cred. But things can get murky when marketers are asked to rate social media in terms of contributing to business goals. Some of it is direct marketing, such as email, display, and PPC search.

What Were the Biggest B2B Marketing Disruptions of 2011?

Oracle

What better time to take a moment to ask, “What were the biggest B2B marketing disruptions of last year?” We recently highlighted the history of the biggest B2B marketing disruptions. So we asked 6 experts to sound off on what they thought the biggest B2B marketing disruptions of 2011. Google+ – Stephanie Tilton, Savvy B2B Marketing. The biggest B2B marketing disruption of 2011? Uncertainty – Joel Harrison, Editor of B2B Marketing.

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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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Top 50 B2B Marketing Influencers On Twitter

Marketing Insider Group

Who are the top B2B Marketing influencers on twitter? To answer this question, I looked at a variety of factors including twitter followers, profiles that included “B2B marketing,” the focus of their tweets including the hashtag # B2BMarketing , as well as a variety of social scoring tools using the keyword. Earlier this month, I released the 20 B2B Marketing Blogs you need to read. I hope you find this to be a valuable resource for your B2B Marketing efforts.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: On Alignment between Marketing and Finance

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 " Last week, I read a short BtoB article by Carol Krol that shows that this continues to be a challenge.

Marketing Automation is Not Marketing Strategy

Pointclear

We are republishing this blog by Ruth Stevens (originally run January 29, 2014) because she hits the nail on the head about marketing automation. In the opening paragraph she states: “Marketers sometimes see automation as a silver bullet. Marketing automation doesn’t identify your best target audiences. Too often, these days, I am hearing B2B marketers mouth claims like, ”We got this new [fill in the brand] automation tool, so now we can reduce headcount.”

Election Day: SLMA's 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management

Green Lead's B2B

Trish Bertuzzi - The Bridge Group Karla Blalock - PointClear Bob Bly - Bly.com April Brown - Rubicon Marketing Group Michael Brown - Purple Pig Consulting Michael A. The Sales Lead Management Association has opened up voting for the 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management. I'm on the list, so if I've earned your respect in the world of demand gen and lead generation, I'd love your vote. The list is vast and full of some fantastic peers of mine, and you can only choose 3.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Sales Leads Are Too Valuable For Sales People Alone

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 He shows the folly of marketers who throw sales leads over the wall and expect sales people to catch them.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Webinar: A Multimodal approach to Lead Nurturing for Complex Sales

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 Lead Generation Blog: Lead generation with Podcasts

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 A new article in BtoB Magazine by Karen J. A new article in BtoB Magazine by Karen J.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Article: Why Most B2B Websites Fail To Convert 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 Positioning: How To Test, Validate, And Bring Your Idea To Market

B2B Prospecting Data Just Keeps Getting Better

Pointclear

B2B marketers typically select targets from prospecting lists based on such traditional variables as industry, company size and job role, or title. My colleague Bernice Grossman and I recently conducted a new study indicating that B2B marketers now have the opportunity to target prospects more efficiently than ever before. In fact, you might say that business marketers now have access to prospecting data as rich and varied as that available in consumer markets.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: On building targeted lists for B2B Lead Generation Programs

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 A study by John Coe and the Sales & Marketing Institute showed, “70.8%

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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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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Marketing accountability and ROI Measurement

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 " The key is to look at why are we measuring our marketing ROI in the first place?

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Peformance Measurement, Corporate Culture and the CMO

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 leads to a problem that affects 87% of B2B marketers.

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Research confirms that B2B Companies Continue to Struggle with Lead Generation and Follow-up

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 Lead Generation Blog: MarketingSherpas 10 Best Blogs for 2005: B2B Lead generation blog wins honorable mention again!

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 Lead Generation Blog: Using White Papers for 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 If youre involved in marketing to IT or financial buyers, you should consider using white papers or e-books.

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: How to Become a Thought Leader and Attract Customers

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 Lead Generation Blog: Lead Generation Execution

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