Fri.Sep 16, 2011

Why Salespeople Hate Most White Paper Leads

The Point

How is it that a quality white paper on a hot topic can still generate bad leads? It’s got to be the media, right? Wrong. It’s the offer.

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A Business Writer Who Gets SEO is a Marketer’s Best Friend

B2B Marketing Traction

Tweet. Marketers who want to get found online have a dilemma: they need to write for the search engines and for the readers, their prospects.

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Edit Your Content: 12 Things NOT to Miss

Writing on the Web

Here’s a checklist for editing your blog content before you publish. For any content that is vitally important, i.e. sales content or articles delivered to clients, I use Barbara Feiner , a professional editor. She not only corrects errors, but evaluates for clarity and flow. But for blog posts and everyday content creation , I put on my editor’s visor, and act like a grumpy newspaper editor with a red pencil. Here’s what I look for: Language.

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The Content Marketing Pyramid

The Ultimate Framework To Develop & Execute Your Content Marketing Strategy

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Interactive Timeline of FTC Guidelines & “Disruptive Technology” Launches

Modern Marketing

by Joe Chernov | Tweet this Next Wednesday, I will be presenting on a WOMMA webinar alongside the association’s attorney, a key member of the Public Relations Society of America and an assistant director from the FTC. The topic of this webinar is “ The FTC to Update its Guidance for Online Advertising: What Does the Future Hold ?&#.

3 Tips to Optimize Your Lead Management System

Hubspot

Not every lead you generate is "ready to buy," and some leads will absolutely never buy your product. In fact, only 25% of new leads could be considered sales-ready, and upwards of 25% are probably never going to buy from your business.

Friday Wrap-Up: This Week in B2B Marketing Tips

Reachforce

Keyword-Level Demographics I’m a big fan of keyword research and analysis and what follows is a fairly lengthy, step-by-step guide from SEOMOZ to assist you capturing a fair bit of pretty remarkable data that you can use to guide your messaging. The baseline idea involves pulling user data from FaceBook

6 Ways to Capitalize on Twitter’s Promoted Tweets

Hubspot

ClickZ recently reported that Twitter is rolling out an enhancement to its Promoted Tweets program that will allow brands to reach more Twitter users. Promoted Tweets will soon be distributed into the streams of users across the entire Twitter network.

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Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

A framework comprising of best practices to consider and red flags to avoid.

Book Club: Conversations that Win the Complex Sale

Modern B2B Marketing

by Carol Fox We recently reviewed Conversations that Win the Complex Sale , a book aimed at helping sales people rethink their messaging, as part of our B2B Sales and Marketing Book Club.

B2B Webinar Part 2 – Finish 2011 Strong: Six Funnel Focal Points to Maximize Time, Resources and Revenues

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet Your success hinges on what you accomplish in the time you have, and that is never more true than these last few months of the year as we all race to meet projections, quotas and sales goals. At our next B2B Lead Roundtable webinar, I will once again be joined by an outstanding in-the-trenches marketer, Pamela Markey, MECLABS Director of Marketing & Brand Strategy.