Fri.Feb 08, 2013

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How Inbound Marketing Aligns With the New Purchase Loop


In 1898, Elias St. Elmo Lewis developed the Purchase Funnel, the now familiar pathway customers travel from consideration to purchase. There are four steps in the process that have always been integral to every CMO's approach to marketing: Awareness, Interest, Desire, Action. The Purchase Funnel.

Social business, the forest and the garden: Your intranet is not the Internet


Photo credit: Wikipedia. The last 20 years have witnessed many success stories over the net: sites such as Yahoo!, Altavista, Geocities, AOL, Google, Amazon, WordPress, eBay, Hotmail, Wikipedia, MySpace, Flickr, Delicious, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Quora, Pinterest all had their days of glory.

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8 Times When You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Using PPC


Many marketers are moving away from using pay-per-click (PPC) advertising in lieu of more cost-effective lead generation methods, like blogging, social media marketing, and creating excellent offer content that drives net new leads and reconversions.

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Creating a Sales Incentive Program that Works

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The right sales incentive program motivates your employees to make more sales, and injects a little extra fun into their day-to-day jobs. However, not all sales incentive programs are made equal. An incentive program that your reps find lackluster will have the opposite of the desired effect.

7 Inspiring B2B Marketing Campaigns

Must-See Examples of Marketing Success That You Can Replicate.

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Lessons to be learnt

Earnest about B2B

Sitting in a meeting a couple of weeks ago a jovial sales chap began to rib the marketing director about the extent of his role. You marketing lot just stick a few pictures in PowerPoints and brochures don’t you?’. How we giggled. While these views are clearly archaic, it does highlight an on-going issue that we marketers face – ‘how do we show the real value we add to the business?’. For the majority of other departments this job is easy.