Mon.May 02, 2011

4 Content Marketing Goals for a Coach Website

Writing on the Web

How should content marketing be used on the home page of your website? What makes good website copy?

How to Get Started with a Content Marketing Plan

NuSpark

A content marketing plan has now become an integral component of any digital or traditional marketing strategy. Without a content plan, your firm can lose focus on its messaging objectives, its outreach tactics, its social media strategies, and more. Since the Internet is the number one source for product and service information, valuable content has become the reason buyers purchase from vendors.

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Thanks to Social Media, I No Longer Mistake Terrorists for Water Dispensers

B2B Memes

Though I think of myself as a well-informed, up-to-date kind of guy, I have a history, shared with my wife, of drifting unconsciously out of the event stream and becoming completely unaware of what’s happening in the world. We’re not the kind of people who seek out media and keep a TV or radio on at all times. In the past, if we weren’t directly involved in major events, it sometimes took us a while to find out about them.

Manufacturer’s Marketing Video Becomes a YouTube Sensation

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial and manufacturing marketing doesn’t have to be dull and boring. Here’s proof. Corning, a manufacturer of specialty glass and ceramics created a marketing video called “A Day Made of Glass” to demonstrate future applications of its specialty glass. Even though the original intent was to create a sales tool for its manufacturing customers, it went viral in a big way after the company posted it to YouTube.

The Marketing Landscape: Where Data and Content Merge

Understand the importance of good data and good content and how they work together to help your marketing efforts.

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Low-Hanging Fruit, “Operation Bounty” and the Problem with Having Too Many Orchard Crates

ViewPoint

Today we're honored to have guest blogger Nancy Nardin share her thoughts on delivering the 'right' leads to sales. Nancy is Founder and CEO of Smart Selling Tools , a leading online marketplace that helps connect Sales professionals with the right Sales Software vendors.

LinkedIn Lead Gen Tip: When a Face Makes the Difference

Smashmouth Marketing

Guest Post from Gareth Morfill, Inside Sales Blackbelt at Green Leads. If you were talking to a prospect face to face, do you think that would make you pitch any differently? More confidently? We feel that it absolutely does. The simple act of having a real person to look at while you are having the conversation makes the building of rapport much easier. If they have a photo in their LinkedIn profile, look at it. You may even be able to click on it and enlarge it. Science backs this up.

Facebook Send Button Reminds Marketers that Email isn’t Dead, it’s Evolving

Modern B2B Marketing

by Maria Pergolino Last week you may have noticed news of the new Facebook Send button. It was a super hot topic on many blogs read by marketers including Mashable and Marketing Pilgrim. And for good reason, as this added functionality brings us a new way to share our content socially. .

The Online Anatomy of a Spreading Story

Hubspot

Last night, U.S. forces killed “ the most wanted face of terrorism ,” Osama bin Laden. However, this is not a political blog post or a commentary on the event. Instead, it is an examination of how technology has drastically changed the word-of-mouth spread of information.

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.

Alinean and Content Marketing Institute Launch Content Marketing Assessment Tool

The ROI Guy

Report Offers Industry Competitive Comparisons on Marketing Effectiveness Alinean and the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), the go-to source for practical how-to content marketing advice and consulting, have announced the development and launch of a new Content Marketing Assessment Tool. The interactive assessment is designed to help B2B content marketers compare spending, tactics, effectiveness and success, benchmarked compared to peers.

Which Social Networks Should You Be On? [Marketing Cast]

Hubspot

As new social media channels sprout up from the ever-evolving Web, marketers face the challenge of constant reevaluation of important networks. Which platforms should one be active on? Maybe being on all possible channels isn’t quite as effective as focusing on a few of them.