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The Economic Value of Your Company Brand

Great B2B Marketing

When people talk about a company brand, it is often expressed as sort of an abstract concept – we feel good about our brand — or perhaps not so good. For instance, it can be a boon to the stock price, making the entire company more valuable.

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B2B Marketing: Know the Trends, Pick the Right Strategy

Great B2B Marketing

In working with leading global B2B companies, our Fusion Marketing team is extremely familiar with the cost/benefits of various lead generation programs. What key tactics best fit our Marketing Strategy? What B2B marketing tactics are working now for others, and how well?

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How to Rejuvenate a Troubled B2B Brand

Great B2B Marketing

Two months ago, I wrote an article titled The Economic Value of Your Company Brand. The theme of the post: No matter the size and scope of your company, the brand position you hold with your prospects and customers has monetary value in terms of sales, stock prices and even employee retention.

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B2B Sales and Marketing Trends for 2014

Great B2B Marketing

One of the great things about my job is the opportunity to work with some of the leading B2B companies in the US and worldwide. Many gurus stress that the most essential shift in thinking for companies who want to be successful at content marketing is to start thinking like publishers.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. customer/stakeholder goals of my company, and what do I need to make. There will be more companies developing SLAs between sales and.

Database Marketing is Alive and Well

Great B2B Marketing

You can find a lot of definitions for database marketing (just Google the term), but here is the working definition that I employ: “Building a permission-based contact list of suspects and prospects in order to facilitate re-marketing efforts.” I’ve been practicing the B2B marketing thing since the late 1980s, when the term “database marketing” first started being mentioned. Endless articles and entire conferences were devoted to the subject.

B2B Marketing Actions You Can Take Now to Have a Better 2013

Great B2B Marketing

Google+ or Pinterest) or can you better leverage your existing tools? First ask the big question: Is the sales model your company is using the most effective at generating the most revenue at the least cost, or are you simply following the established path? For most people, the end of the year means enjoying holiday celebrations, taking time off work, and making sure tax items are in order before Dec.

Manic Depressive or Social Media Maniac? – by John Leavy

Great B2B Marketing

The company site looks like they have gone out of business. There’s no method to the company’s madness in being a social media participant. Whether the company is a one-person business or a large organization the commitment to social media must be consistent, compelling and informative. Scan Google Alerts for my name and brand – respond as appropriate.

Where to Find B2B Leads – Part 2

Great B2B Marketing

Pay Per Click – Google, Microsoft and Yahoo offer you the ability to bid for specific search terms/phrases. Unfortunately, there are many B2B companies that have few if any lead capture options on their websites. In a recent post, I talked about six direct marketing sources of B2B sales leads. You can view that post here. Let’s now turn our attention to nine more lead sources from two important categories – online media and pull marketing. Pull Marketing.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. customer/stakeholder goals of my company, and what do I need to make. There will be more companies developing SLAs between sales and.

The Dangers of Magical Marketing Thinking

Great B2B Marketing

What the company was selling was names, contacts, raw suspects, but they were definitely not leads. Many companies have spent lots of money on such promotions, only to be severely disappointed when the so-called leads turned into little more than what can be found in the Yellow Pages. Another example: About two years ago, I spoke with a software startup founder who told me his ambition was to be “bigger than Google.”

Where to Find B2B Sales Leads – Part 3

Great B2B Marketing

Capterra offers both free and paid listings and operates much like Google or AdCenter. Information offers – People are always interested in finding new ways to make their companies more effective, as well as make their own positions more fulfilling and productive. I hope you have found my two previous posts on where to find sales leads to be helpful. This week, I will share some ideas on how to fill your sales funnel with leads from events and content marketing.

Why Your Brand Promise Must Be Specific – by Christopher Ryan

Great B2B Marketing

Since I don’t have a favorite chip repairer, I did what you would expect and googled the term: “windshield chip repair Colorado Springs.” The results came back in three general categories: General automotive services companies that also happen to do chip repair. Windshield replacement and repair companies. Windshield chip and crack repair companies. I chose a company from category 3 called Bob’s Windshield Repair.

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How to fix Google+

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Whether you think Google+ is dead, dying, or still on the rise, one thing is certain: something has to change. Google+ was meant to take on Facebook. Facebook was capturing a disproportionate share of our personal information and Google had to do something.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. customer/stakeholder goals of my company, and what do I need to make. There will be more companies developing SLAs between sales and.

Why Martech Companies Should Be Terrified of Facebook, Google, and Amazon

Contently

In ad tech, there’s Facebook and Google, and then there’s everyone else. In the first quarter of 2016, revenue rose 21 percent year over year, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau—but 90 percent of that growth went to Facebook and Google. Hey Google.

Seven Expert Google Analytics Guides

Webbiquity

It’s almost certainly less of a myth that most companies use 10% (or less) of the website visitor data available to them. Google Analytics (GA) is the most popular tool for tracking web visits, used by more than half of all companies , including two-thirds of the Fortune 500.

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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24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity

Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. So what makes Google+ special?

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Is Google really Sauron?

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I think the more important story here is how Silicon Valley companies continue to grow and thrive the more they become like Sauron , the evil power of The Lord of the RIngs fame. Most Silicon Valley companies still see customers as “users.” Is Google really Sauron?

12 Noteworthy Examples of B2B Companies on Instagram

KoMarketing Associates

So, what does this mean for B2B companies? This is the key element I am referring to: Instagram allows companies to tell their story without any interruption. In this webinar, Rand Fishkin discusses why building a brand is essential to generating search traffic with Google.

12 ways to achieve emotional marketing for your B2B company

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But a study from CEB and Google, From Promotion to Emotion: Connecting B2B Customers to Brands , found that B2B brands receive twice the impact when they connect with buyers through and emotional approach versus focusing on business value. By Brooke Ballard, {gow} Contributing Columnist.

18 Expert Guides to Using Google+ for Business

Webbiquity

Despite the reputation Google+ has in some circles for being the social network that everyone has joined but no one uses , marketers are increasing viewing it as a vital platform for branding and engagement. So what are the best practices for posting and sharing content on Google+?

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Why Google Plus is Our Company Content Hub (and should be yours)

Avitage

This post will explain how the nature of Google+ participation is different from LinkedIn and other social sites, and why that should make it a primary hub for all your customer facing content.

How to be a Google+ success

Biznology

It just occurred to me, after spending a week deep-diving into Google+ , that Plus is not a social network — or even a social layer — it’s a global reboot of the message board. There are cooler, smarter, funnier people on Google+ than we have in our own lives now.

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Google Becomes Part of New Alphabet Company

KEO Marketing

In a somewhat puzzling announcement that had more than a few observers initially speculating as to whether it was some sort of prank or publicity stunt, Google just announced that it is becoming a subsidiary of a new larger conglomerate started by two original founders of Google.

Google is a lying liar that lies

Biznology

The following list of Google lying liar lies all have exceptions to the rules. And, Google does make examples of bad actors. That’s all Google has and that’s really all you have when it comes to whether or not someone clicks on your content or not.

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What content to blog for Google search success

Biznology

Expertise: a deeper dive into your expertise as a person or as a company is always the first thing anyone goes to when it comes to content marketing. The post What content to blog for Google search success appeared first on Biznology.

Google integrating G+ Pages and YouTube Channels

Biznology

Yes, Vic Gundotra is leaving Google+ and 1,200 Google+ employees are being moved to other parts of the Google , but Google+ isn’t dead. In fact, it’s becoming more and more embedded into everything that is Google. Google+ as Social Layer.

Google+ on its Third Birthday

Biznology

I have been covering Google Plus since its inception three years ago. Before I go into G+ as a social network or social media platform, let me remind you that not even Google calls G+ a social network, it calls it a “social layer” and an “authorship tool.” Is G+ Google’s Ellis Island ?

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Why Google+ Needs to be Jay-Z

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Google+ is probably not gaining enough ground to go mainstream as a social media platform and to do so, they need to “go Jay-Z.” ” This is what I mean … Has Google+ been successful in attracting a large and engaged audience? About 25% had Google+ accounts.

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The changes to Google+ are great. But they don’t matter

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What an exciting week of announcements from Google! Of course many of us in the social media space were focused on the interface improvements on Google+, but the company also announced: It is re-charging the crucial Maps effort, including graphics, animations, and local landmarks.

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Google Retires Google Authorship

Vertical Response

Google announced yesterday that after three years, the company has retired Google Authorship. Authorship joins other retired Google products like Google Reader to face an early Google grave. Did you use Google Authorship?

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It’s Google’s latest attempt at social media, and they finally got it right. Google Plus Tips, Tactics and How-To Guides.

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Google+ for SEO? Don’t Focus on Your Brand Page!

Digital B2B Marketing

Google, Plus Your World was rolled out just over a week ago, and the online world has adopted the rallying call to get onto Google+ for the SEO benefits. The problem is, Google+ Brand Pages are not the ticket to SEO success.

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Five Videos Every Company Needs

Act-On

What comes to mind when you think about companies using video? Many companies also use video to sell. But video can do even more for your company. Here are five videos every company needs in 2016. For many people, the Dollar Shave Club video is high on the list.

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Google demands your papers with the Hummingbird algorithm update

Biznology

Why is Google being such a dick? Because there’s not only billions of dollars being spent of getting to the top of Google, but everything to lose — losing just one spot, going from 2nd to 3rd, to say nothing about going from a top-three organic result on Google to the fifth spot.

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Google’s plan for world domination — REVEALED!

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I’ve figured out Google’s grand plan for world domination. Google’s business is built on collecting data about people and then selling those people highly targeted ads. That’s why they introduced Google +. Google wants the text messages!

Apple, Google & Starbucks: Inside the Web Design Style Guides of 10 Famous Companies

Hubspot

You might be familiar with the concept of content style guides , which align members of a company on all the grammar and punctuation rules they should follow. It's a manual that sets the design standards for a company's brand identifiers, like documents and signage. 2) Google.