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10 Commandments of Email Copywriting

The Point

Thou shalt not direct people to “Learn More.” ” “Learn more” is the worst possible call to action. It means absolutely nothing. Be specific, be tangible. What is it that you’re offering exactly? Thou shalt tell people What, Why, and How.

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Social Media Marketing and Darwin: Evolution or Irrelevance

Buzz Marketing for Technology

“If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.” ” – General Eric Shinseki, former U.S. Army Chief of Staff. The media landscape has evolved tremendously over the last quarter century.

Savvy Speaks: What's Your Keyword Strategy?

Savvy B2B Marketing

Like everything else to do with the web, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) theory has changed a lot in the last several years. So we decided to share how our own SEO web copywriting strategies have evolved to keep up with the latest in search engine science. Wendy. Keywords.

An insider view of social media research

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

How is the Internet and social media affecting our lives, our families, our careers? Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet and American Life Project is leading the charge to help answer these questions and more.

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Customer Success and Marketing Alignment: The Key to Unlocking Customer Advocacy

Most B2B companies say the customer experience is a priority, but their teams are not prepared or coordinated enough to make this a reality.

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4 Reasons Why LinkedIn (and not Facebook) Might be the Better Choice for Your Company

WindMill Networking

Successful social media marketing is about knowing where your customers are and establishing a presence there.

8 Million Sales Triggers Delivered

Sales Intelligence View

Summer of Sales Intelligence: InsideView Sees Huge Gains in Customers and Major CRM Platforms, Delivers 8 Million Sales Triggers in Recent Quarter. Ten times more companies started using intelligence to sell better in 2011′s Q3 than any other quarter. That’s according to the latest numbers from InsideView, the leading provider of sales intelligence for the enterprise.

Surprise – powerful way to engage prospective buyers

Fearless Competitor

B2B Lead Generation | Harnessing the Power of Surprise. In an earlier article, we discussed how doing the unexpected is a great way to engage the minds of prospective buyers in your B2B demand generation programs. This is so important, we should look at other examples. Let’s look at an illustration from the book Made to Stick. The television commercial for the new Enclave minivan opens in a familiar way — sitting in front of a park.

Fuel Your Online Marketing Machine with Dynamic Content

B2B Marketing Traction

Does your online content make your phone ring? It did mine recently – I received a call about a post I did in 2009 from an executive at a financial services company on the East Coast.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

25 B2B marketing thought leaders answer the question "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" The results are amazing insights around content marketing, achieving business results, alignment, employee advocacy, new technologies, customer experience and more.

Know Thy Customer

Paul Gillin

In his book, The New Know , Thornton May makes a case for data analysis becoming the next frontier of corporate evolution.

7 Ebooks to Write ASAP to Generate More Leads

Hubspot

Content creation is an important part of inbound marketing success. Content generates leads, educates customers, and shortens the sales cycle. However, inbound marketing content is more than just blog posts and product web pages. Think of blog posts as a primer on a topic.

A Busy Day in Marketing Automation Software

Fearless Competitor

B2B demand generation | Marketing automation software. Yesterday was a very busy day in the marketing automation space with big announcements from Marketo and Act-On Software. Marketo Launches Spark. Marketo launched Spark , their new product for the SMB market, starting at $750 per month. At Find New Customers we interpret this move as broadening their market in two ways: On the high-end, it frees up their flagship offering to move up-market against Eloqua.

12 Reasons Your Business Blog Is Failing

Hubspot

Let's say that a couple of months ago, you decided to really start drinking the inbound marketing Kool-Aid, and you took the plunge: you started a business blog. You put in the time to get it going, published a few posts, and waited for the leads to start rolling in.

7 B2B Marketing Strategies You Need to Know About

As B2B marketers, we know that our buyers' needs are ever-evolving, but it's not just our buyers that are changing.

Should I Open A New Social Channel? 5 Questions To Ask Yourself

Modern B2B Marketing

by Maria Pergolino As the social media terrain becomes more populated with websites, the choices for B2B social media marketing stretch far and wide. Beyond the old (can we really say that? Facebook, has only been around for seven years, after all!)

Most Users Click 2 Minutes After Content Is Shared [Infographic]

Hubspot

Successful inbound marketers should always be promoting the content they create via such tools as email and on social media sites like Facebook , Twitter , and LinkedIn. But what happens when that content gets shared? When do users click on it? What's the shelf life of the share?

INFOGRAPHIC: The Science of Word of Mouth Marketing

Client Bridge

From Column Five Media, here's an infographic that explains what word-of-mouth marketing is, how it works, and how to be successful at it. View Original Article

Removing The Barriers

ANNUITAS

MarketingSherpa recently surveyed 1,700 marketers to ask them, What barriers exist to overcoming your top B2B marketing challenges? The results ranged from not having sufficient staffing or budget (62%), to lack of time to think strategically (39%), to not being educated in terms of best practices (26%). The summation of the research indicates that marketers must overcome these challenges before they will be seen as part of the revenue equation at their companies.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

25 B2B marketing thought leaders answer the question "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" The results are amazing insights around content marketing, achieving business results, alignment, employee advocacy, new technologies, customer experience and more.

B2B Social Media Can Increase Both Quantity and Quality of Leads

Social Media B2B

B2B marketers are constantly striving to improve the quality of leads that they generate with their marketing programs. In the traditional split between sales and marketing, the quality of leads always comes up. This causes marketers to focus on lead quality over lead quantity, but I would say that it is the same thing.

How to Use Guest Blogging for Effective Link Building

Hubspot

Behind every successful search engine optimization strategy is a great link-building plan to bring in new inbound links to your website's best pages. This is also the step where many SEO strategies fall apart. Link building is hard work, and it's very different than what many people have done before.

How to build a predictable and sustainable business using mathematics

Business Growth Development

Creative elements, unless they are absolutely direct and specific are just unknown quantities that are difficult to define in terms of what measurable and quantifiable results they actually bring to a business.

Visual.ly: Infographics Explain B2B Marketing Concepts | Marketri

Marketri

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5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

Lee Rainie

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

How is the Internet and social media affecting our lives, our families, our careers? Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet and American Life Project is leading the charge to help answer these questions and more.

Marketers must ask themselves, “What’s your story?”

Biznology

Image by ntr23 via Flickr. If I asked you what’s the most important part of your marketing, what would you answer? Would you choose search? Social? Email? Remarketing? Display? What if I told you the answer is none of the above? Search, social, email and the rest are excellent marketing tools.

10 Ways To Grow Your Blog’s Community

Sazbean

As a small business owner, you love your blog. Your blog is where your community goes to hear your insight, it’s where they learn more about you, and it’s where they put a human face on your logo. Or, it would be all of those things if anyone was actually reading your blog.

How to Outflank Your Competitors With Inbound Marketing?

Tomorrow People

As a continuation from Monday's Zoober - Inbound Marketing Methodology to Outflank Your Competition post on listening to your potential customers talking , we will be elaborating more on the next two steps you need to take in order to make inbound marketing work for your business. Creating. Creating is another essential step in the Zoober methodology.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

25 B2B marketing thought leaders answer the question "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" The results are amazing insights around content marketing, achieving business results, alignment, employee advocacy, new technologies, customer experience and more.

Do What You Love!

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

We have all heard the saying. “Find a job doing what you love and you will never have to work another day in your life.” ” I have always thought that was nice and all but I have to make money; as much as possible and as soon as possible. Skiing, yoga and sailing is not likely to get me there. I’m going to have to work hard, harder than my peers, in an industry where the top performers make big money. Off I went to Boston to work for one of those big investment houses.

How to build a predictable and sustainable business using mathematics

Business Growth Development

Creative elements, unless they are absolutely direct and specific are just unknown quantities that are difficult to define in terms of what measurable and quantifiable results they actually bring to a business.

Fathom Presents “Navigating Online Marketing for the Tech Industry” Webinar

Fathom

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