Fri.Oct 28, 2011

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Is Blogging Right for my Business? The Benefits of a Business Blog

NuSpark

The strategy of blogging, especially from a b2b perspective, can be somewhat misunderstood. What are your goals? Thought leadership, SEO, lead generation? How do I get people to read it? How to I build subscribers? Are my audiences really interested in my thoughts? So I thought I’d raise the question on the benefits of blogging to the NuSpark Marketing content alliance team, and get their reaction to the following question. “I’m

Memory + Emotional Attention = Content Marketing

Writing on the Web

How do you write good blog posts that connect emotionally with readers and turn them into loyal fans? Oh, heck, that’s easy. All you have to do is: Grab their attention. Get them emotionally engaged. Make a memorable impact. There you go, right? Easy-peasy.

Why I Hate Fear-based Selling….

B2B Marketing Traction

I hate fear-based selling. You know, the kind where the seller lets you know one way or another that if you don’t buy their product or service you’re going to lose out.

Breaking News: People Who Like Print, Like Print

B2B Memes

There’s been a minor buzz this week in B2B circles about recent survey results suggesting that paper magazines and newsletters remain extremely important to business professionals. I’m sure it’s true. I’m also sure it’s not very meaningful. Just because you like something doesn’t mean it’s not dead.

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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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Savvy Week in Review: October 28

Savvy B2B Marketing

We look forward to Friday for the obvious reasons, but also love that it's time for us to compile our favorite reads of the week. So read on and enjoy! And point us to your faves of the week! 10, 862 Comments Later, I Realize Blog Comments are NOT a Business Model by @TheSalesLion. Marcus Sheridan brings us another a-ha moment with this post that is especially appropriate for B2B bloggers. Six Ways to Challenge Best Practice Plus Measurement by @Soulati.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Creating Awesome Landing Pages

Hubspot

Landing pages are an extremely critical component of lead generation in inbound marketing. Are your landing pages optimized to their best visitor-to-lead conversion potential? If there's any question in your mind about whether your landing pages are up to snuff, take a look at following cheat sheet.

Conversion Rate Optimization Research Shows Blatant Lack Of Strategy

Conversionation

Businesses with a structured way to convert website visitors into customers are more likely to get better conversion rates and boost sales than those that are more disorganized. Econsultancy’s Graham Charlton reported on this finding from the company’s latest Conversion Rate Optimization report in a recent post. It seems obvious but apparently for many marketers [.]. Blog Conversion Research A/B testing conversion optimization conversion rate optimization CRO

Laugh and Learn with Find New Customers | Episode 50 – Let Your Freak Flag Fly

Fearless Competitor

In his weekly B2B marketing show, Jeff Ogden , President of the B2B lead generation company , Find New Customers ([link] shares a key marketing take-away using wit and humor. In this episode, he explains how marketers need to relax and have fun. “Let Your Freak Flag Fly.” ” Jeff Ogden ( @fearlesscomp ) is the President of the B2B lead generation consultancy Find New Customers.

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.

First-Ever HubSpot Halloween Flash Mob [Video]

Hubspot

Over the last two months, HubSpot has secretly been practicing the Michael Jackson "Thriller" dance routine in preparation for an awesome Halloween flash mob! Watch the video below to see how strategic planning, dedication, and practice pays off.

Welcome to Find New Customers newest client!

Fearless Competitor

We welcome Keyedin Corp. to the fast growing family of clients of the B2B Demand Generation company, Find New Customers. Keyedin Corp. is a fast growing software startup based in Milwaukee, WI. Welcome! Filed under: Find New Customers. Find New Customers

Are Local Websites Like the Internet’s Old Gray Mare?

Biznology

Image by Kerri-Jo via Flickr. You know that I talk a lot about local marketing. But more and more what I am noticing is that huge changes occur for local websites so quickly in this industry that itself is not very old.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Socially Optimized Business

Client Bridge

From Dachis Group, here's an infographic on how a business can benefit from embracing a social strategy. View Original Article

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.

Websites With More Content Generate More Customers [New Infographic]

Hubspot

We recently reviewed some of our data from Website Grader pertaining to the size of websites that are run through the application, how often those sites add new content, and then acquire new customers from that content.

17 Marketing Action Items in 140 Characters or Less

It's All About Revenue

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Marilyn Cox , Manager of Marketing Operations and Information Engineering at Cincom Systems. Marilyn is an Eloqua client and attended the 2011 Eloqua Experience conference last week. We asked her to share some of her post-event action items and she generously obliges below. How do you cram three days worth of content heavy conference information into digestible and communicable action items? You tweet of course!

In B2B Marketing, Fear Appeals Can Get Scary Good Results

MLT Creative

In marketing your B2B product or service, you may find yourself in a position in which a fear appeal is a viable strategy. For example, you may offer a product that is federally mandated or a service that’s required for someone’s safety. Whatever the reason, using fear appeals may be an option, and scientific research can be useful in determining if and how to use them. Are they effective?

Are You Lost In A B2B Sales Lead Paradox?

Modern B2B Marketing

by Maria Pergolino. Your B2B marketing department has done its job. They’ve filled the funnel with sales leads. The sales department followed through on the leads provided but somehow your close-ratios are dropping. What happened?

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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.

4 Holiday Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

Hubspot

It's almost that time of year! Christmas songs are starting to play on the radio. The temperature is getting colder. Everyone seems to be extra generous and cheerful as the holidays quickly approach.

Find New Customers Fan of the Month – Antonio Dimitriadis

Fearless Competitor

B2B Lead Generation | Find New Customers Fan of the Month for October 2011. Each month we recognize a special fan of Find New Customers. This month our fan of the month is none other than Antonio Dimitriadis. Antonio has a special place among our fans – he was our very first fan, when we were unknown. According to Linkedin, Antonio is 4 Language Marine Engineering Consultant at Piraeus Marine Services , S.A. in Greece.

4 Ways to Maximize Your Business' Facebook Presence

Hubspot

A recent study by Covario revealed that the Coca-Cola Corporation was the brand with the largest presence on Facebook in August 2011. With over 34 million fans, Coke continues to grow its fan base at nearly 3% monthly.

Friday Wrap-Up: This Week in B2B Marketing Tips

Reachforce

Each week we present a collection of some of the best marketing tips, guides, and best practices from thought leaders around the blogosphere to help you stay informed, hone your craft, and improve your marketing efforts. Enjoy! What You Should Know About Email Deliverability What a great post. Jason Falls from the

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

Complaining Via Twitter? Don't Expect Much.

Hubspot

Yes, that's me -- steaming over the leaks from my brand-new roof installed by a name-brand, big-box home improvement center. It's bad enough that the roof leaked when it hadn't before. And, it was made even less palatable to deal with when one of the leaks was over my side of the bed.