Fri.Mar 30, 2012

Channeling Buyer-Based Experiences in SMB

Tony Zambito

© All Rights Reserved I-5 Design and Manufacturer. This is part 4 of a series on the challenge of targeting SMB markets and how the use of buyer-based modeling and buyer-based marketing help organizations to grow their SMB customer base. .

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How (and Why) to Map Your Company’s Digital Landscape

Webbiquity

With more than 90% of companies now using social media to find employees and 82% having a Facebook page , there’s no question that business use of social media has become commonplace. But “use” and “success” are two different things.

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Survey of Surveys: Budgets and Process are Main Barriers to Marketing Technology Success

Customer Experience Matrix

I recently gave a Web presentation comprised almost entirely of slides from different surveys. This was a bit of an experiment and, sad to say, it didn’t seem terribly successful.

Retargeting: Does Bothering Your Customers Really Work?

Tomorrow People

Bothering your customers is tempting. People always seem to think “maybe they didn’t get the message,” and “maybe I should talk with them just one more time,” and then another time, and another, and another.

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5 Key Aspects of Accurate Marketing Automation System Software Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Marketing Automation Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best Marketing Automation software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

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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! Two Key Building Blocks for Creating a Marketing Dashboard Jon Miller, VP of

The Top 10 Qualities of High-Quality List Posts

Hubspot

In an online world where the quality of your blog content is only increasing in importance , the fabled 'list' post commonly gets a bad rap. It's unfortunate, but definitely understandable. You can easily drown in a sea of particularly low-quality, low-value lists posts.

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Google “Slaps” Overly Optimized SEO Sites

Puzzle Marketer

In a great article by Barry Densa on his blog MarketingWitandWisdom.com , Barry identifies the concept of Google penalizing, a.k.a. “slapping”, your website for being overly optimized. He also goes into detail about what that means and would be worthwhile to read the entire post. My (still true) philosophy is creating great content and value on a website that people naturally want to link (vote for) to your website. You can increase site rankings in the search engine if you do this.

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No One is Searching for “Owner” on LinkedIn

B2B Marketing Traction

They’re not searching for “Shareholder,” “Partner,” “Founder,” “Manager,” or “Principal,” either. Yet I can’t tell you how many LinkedIn profiles I see that have been unintentionally set up for failure.

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.

The Ultimate Procrastinator’s Guide to Facebook Timeline for Brands

Vertical Response

So, they’re finally here. Last month, Facebook announced that they would be rolling out the new Timeline design to all brand pages on the social network.

13 Thought Leaders Share Their Favorite Things About SXSW

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jason Miller We decided to do something a bit different during our first year at SXSW Interactive.

Wanted: Social Media Reality

Biznology

Christopher Wilder (Photo credit: Wikipedia). This post is coming into existence purely based on my own personal feelings and positions regarding social media. This is not a treatise on the nature of the social media space. It’s not a predictor of the future of social media.

Can You Solve this Digital Marketing Puzzle? – #2207

Puzzle Marketer

For a fun Friday brain teaser, PuzzleMarketer.com brings you a puzzle using terms out of our digital marketing glossary. See how quickly you can guess what the images below are identifying. Check back every Friday for a new advertising puzzle to solve. Are you stumped?

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

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

VerticalResponse Announces Pixlr Integration

Vertical Response

You may have heard some buzz about Google’s announcement that they are closing the doors on Picnik, their online image editing software, on April 19th. Picnik’s editing suite integrates with many online services, including, of course, VerticalResponse.