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. During my corporate career, I somehow found my way into a series of transformational challenges, like brand relaunches and new product work – which was really invigorating.

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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.

BtoB Leading Edge Virtual Event: 3 Key Marketing Takeaways

Marketo

The bi-annual BtoB Leading Edge Virtual Event is one of the best thought leadership events for marketers focused on driving leads and accerlerating deals for their company. In our booth we had lots of people play our online marketing game modelled after You Don’t Know Jack. Shouldn’t we always view Marketing as fun and gratifying? Where we frequently try different tactics and strategies to discover what works best for our company?

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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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BtoB Leading Edge: 10 Sharp Tips taken from the Cutting Edge Demand Generation Virtual Conference

Marketo

Yesterday’s BtoB Leading Edge, Demand Generation in the Digital Age was a great way to make sure your organization’s demand generation programs are best-in-class.   With almost 5,000 registrants, it is clear that B2B marketers are concerned about getting the most out of their demand generation and lead management programs.   But with so much on a marketer’s plate these days, not all 4300 could attend this half day event.

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The Danger of Email Marketing Benchmarks « The Effective Marketer

The Effective Marketer

The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking The Danger of Email Marketing Benchmarks A recent article from BtoB Online about email deliverability reminded me of how dangerous this whole thing of email marketing deliverability numbers can be. I work for a B2B software company and we do regular email blasts.

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

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

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

Online Reputation? 4 Tips

Writing on the Web

Thanks to the worldwide web — which sometimes feels as vast as a universe-wide web — monitoring your online reputation demands serious attention. Only a few belittling remarks can spread like wildfire online, and damage your online image in no time. In fact, having a good online reputation is essential to branding yourself or your business. Just last week, BtoB Magazine Online reported that Dow Jones hired an online marketing company.

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: E-book: Why Naked CRM Doesnt Work

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 remains a hot topic for many sales and marketing leaders.

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Direct mail for the complex sale that really works

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 seems that many marketers consider their database an afterthought.

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The Art of Advanced B2B Email Marketing: Email Rendering

Hinge Marketing

We’ve reviewed beginners’ B2B email marketing techniques , intermediate techniques , and A/B testing. These techniques are getting you one step closer to a well-rounded email marketing engine. The top 10 email clients and their percentage of the market share as of March 2014 are: #1 Apple iPhone 26%* #2 Outlook 14%* #3 Apple iPad 12% #4 Gmail 11% #5 Apple Mail 8% #6 Google Android 7% #7 Outlook.com 6% #8 Yahoo! Online Marketing

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Lead Generation for the Complex Sale on wsRadio.com

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

10+ Essential Research Reports & Guides for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

B2B marketers struggle with common challenges. Research, guides, and marketing surveys help guide B2B marketers down the right path. Other times they reinforce the existing direction of marketing tactics and strategy. Here are ten B2B marketing related research reports and guidelines we recommend for review, and a brief explanation on why they are important. Optify’s 2013 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report. BtoB Research Defining the Modern Marketer.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: RSS Your Press Room for better search engine visibility

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: Online Marketing Blog: RSS Your Search Engine PR - Daily Search Marketing News.

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Speaking at MarketingSherpas B-to-B Demand Generation Summit 2006

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: Off-Topic: On Selling Ideas in 1776

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: Closed Loop Feedback: The Missing Lead Generation Huddle

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 works wonders! It works wonders!

B2B Lead Generation Blog: B2B Marketing and PR Internship

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: Participate in MarketingSherpas IT Marketing Metrics Survey

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 Survey is focused exclusively on IT Marketers. This Survey is focused exclusively on IT Marketers.

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Marketing to Small-Medium Businesses Via IT Consultants & Resellers

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: MarketingSherpa.com : How to Market to Small-Medium Businesses Via IT Consultants & Resellers.

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Closing the loop to improve lead generation performance

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 Their initial marketing budget was cut in half because their market size was much smaller.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Lead generation for the complex sale (book update)

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 « SWOT Team: Adding webinars to the marketing pool | Main | The Revenue Roundtable launched!

Content Anticipation: E-mail Holds Interest between Issues

Biznology

Sometimes, I have to stop and look at which online marketing techniques I respond to. I have that relationship with BtoB Magazine and their other properties that centers on this very concept. I look forward to getting the latest issue of BtoB Magazine. BtoB Magazine is usually a quick read with good information presented in a clear manner. BtoB has done a nice job of making me a fan and I recommend their suite of offerings to anyone.

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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 ).

4 Steps for Better Lead Generation

Marketing Action

What’s your single biggest marketing headache? If you answered “lead generation,” welcome to the club; the majority of us marketers are here with you. Online Marketing’s Major Challenges. BtoB and Bizo did a study comparing marketing challenges in 2012 with those in 2013. The number-one problem for both years was “Generating more leads,” given by 61% and 60% of marketers respectively. Integrating offline and online marketing is tough.

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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Top 40 Twitter Feeds You’re Not Following

Oracle

Sharon Baker – A freelance writer with corporate clients, Sharon finds and shares tips on content marketing and writing. Daniel Burstein – Daniel oversees all content coming MarketingSherpa and MarketingExperiments, and provides provactive opinions on marketing. Dan Darcy – Dan, VP of Product Marketing for salesforce.com, shares views on tech, social media and business. John Ellett – CEO of digital marketing agency nFusion, John finds great content on the digital world.

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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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.

What eMagine Customers are Saying: Client Recommendations

EMagine B2B Blog

eMagine is proud to have worked with some of the best and brightest clients on Website Design, Hosting, and Online Marketing in the technology, health care, medical device and other B2B industries. Today we take a look at some client testimonials on our work with them: Jeff Kubick, Vice President, Marketing at DSCI Corporation , Greater Boston Area. I’d recommend them and would work with them again.”

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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 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.