Fri.Nov 18, 2011

What Does Social Media Have to Do with Crossing the Chasm?

B2B Marketing Traction

I have a “strong suggestion” for you entrepreneurs, start-ups, spin-offs, R&D folks, developers, CTOs, CEOs, COOs, CMOs, PR and crisis communications peeps – well, everyone involved in getting the word out about some “new thing.” ” Connect strategically now.

How Science is Changing Sales As We Know It

Sales Intelligence View

Too many sales managers are trying to build their business by using methods that have been outdated for a decade. Imagine going to a doctor that is still practicing medical advice from 1990? Sure they can give some insights and may even be able to help you with whatever is troubling you but their ability to make an impact on your health is determined on old information. Wouldn’t you rather have a doctor that is up to speed on the latest medicines, research and technology?

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Content Marketing that Speaks to the Old Brain

Writing on the Web

You get better results with your content marketing when you speak to the “ old brain ,” the one that’s also known as the primitive brain or the survival brain. Knowing how the brain works will help you write better as well as help you with presentations to influence others. There are a few principles to remember, and here’s a great story that makes this come alive… A Marketing Moment with a Homeless Man….

Everything Marketers Need to Know About Google's Panda Updates

Hubspot

We all learned a lot after this year's Google Panda updates. Some site owners felt vindicated by finally seeing their efforts at legitimate SEO paying off. Others were punished severely in the SERPs for grey and black hat tactics.

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The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

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25 Jaw-Dropping Marketing Automation Stats [Data]

Hubspot

Marketing automation is a hot topic among marketers these days, and even though we believe in the power (for both good and evil ) of marketing automation, there are still some people that are a little squeamish about the concept.

Book Review: “Successful Selling” by Matt Heinz

Modern Marketing

by Chad Horenfeldt | Tweet this As someone who engages daily with b2b marketers looking to drive alignment between sales and marketing , there are plenty of books, podcasts and blogs out there full of platitudes but short on practical advice.

The Best Formats Are Invisible

B2B Memes

MUD day 18: It’s a new dawn and I’ve awakened with my usual optimism and generosity of spirit restored. Today I see things a bit differently. Magazines aren’t dying , they’re simply transmigrating. You see, the soul of a magazine is not to be found in its format. LIke every other kind of communication, a magazine is expression, transported in a vehicle. If you pay undue attention to the vehicle, the format, you’ll miss the important thing being expressed.

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! Top findings from the Marketo Email Marketing Benchmark Earlier this week, we partnered with DemandGen

Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales.

Mr. Executive: What Are You Really Saying About Internet Marketing?

Biznology

Image by Getty Images via @daylife. Part of what I do for a living is educate business people from the rank and file up through the C-level in organizations regarding Internet and social media monitoring. What I find fascinating is the resistance that many VPs, EVPs and C-level types put up with regard to them actually learning something about the Internet space. Typical responses when talking about their own level of education in this mission critical space include. I don’t have the time.

10 Dos and Don'ts of A/B Testing

Hubspot

When was the last time you tested some part of your marketing? If it takes a bit of thought, you're probably not doing it enough. The problem with that is, even just a minor test can go a long way, improving traffic, leads, and even sales if done right.

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The B2B Marketing Roundup: Week of November 14th - 18th | Marketri

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How to Make Sure Your Lead Management Strategy is Kick Arse!

Modern B2B Marketing

by Maria Pergolino Every game requires strategy…and managing leads is no different. It is not enough for a company to want to increase leads. To be successful, a brand’s leaders must develop a comprehensive plan to win more sales.

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

Each year B2B organizations spend more than $5.2 billion on content creation.

Content Marketing Starts With Your Brand

The Effective Marketer

Branding used to be a high-level exercise bigger companies went through as part of their strategic marketing processes. You get an agency, brainstorm cute pictures, logos, and tag lines, come up with the visual guidelines, and move on. Every now and then you refer back to those branding guidelines that tell you the correct position for your logo and the approved color scheme. Fast forward to today.

Social Media Measurement and Analysis: What Metrics to Track and Why

SnapApp

There are many components to an effective social media marketing campaign--conveying your message,?targeting?your targeting?your your audience, reaching new customers and more. How do you know if your social media efforts are getting the results you want? Tracking Your Social Media Campaign.