Fri.Jan 20, 2012

Friday Wrap-Up: This Week in B2B Marketing Tips


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! Is a Google+ Brand page or Facebook Brand Page Best for Your

10 Types of Updates to Power Your Social Media Presence


Earlier this week, I shared some of the most taboo topics that shouldn't be discussed in social media. And it may have left some people wondering, "What on earth can I post to my company's social media accounts?" While there are plenty of topics still up for grabs, I consolidated some of the best topics to discuss in social media that won't offend and will entertain.

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Palmisano Reflects on a Decade as IBM’s CEO

Paul Gillin

As he retires from IBM after 10 years as CEO, Sam Palmisano reflects on what he’s learned about leadership, making tough decisions and thinking strategically (video, transcript and downloadable audio).

How Customer-Centric Analytics Will Change the Future of Marketing


We have no qualms about beating the following concept into the ground, which is why you've likely heard us say it before: Analytics are critically important to inbound marketing success.

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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New Google Algorithm Update Dings Sites With Excessive Ads


It's been a while since we heard about a major algorithm update from Google (everyone needs a vacation, right?), but it looks like the search giant is back in full swing with a new one.


Three Reasons You Can’t Afford to Ignore the Latest Marketing Trends

Tomorrow People

Market trends 2012. Are they really something your business can afford to ignore? You may think so - or have the belief that if you’re already using tried and tested approaches, you shouldn’t need to change your ways just on the whim of the marketing world.

8 Mistakes That Kill Lead-to-Customer Conversions


Marketers spend plenty of time fretting over what sometimes seems like a lofty lead generation goal. But luckily (for the leads and the sales organization), marketers are also still thinking about what happens to those leads once they enter the CRM.

Life Without Yahoo!


Image via CrunchBase. This week Yahoo’s founder Jerry Yang somewhat abruptly removed himself from all things Yahoo. The net/net is that he is no longer working in the company in any capacity. There is a new CEO, Scott Thompson, who was brought in recently from PayPal (if your eyebrows raised up upon reading that, you were not alone). There is still a business intact. There is still significant traffic going to the Yahoo portal. The trouble is that there is no real Yahoo anymore.

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.

The Cell Phone Crowd - Why (Mobile Optimized) Content is King


When email became widespread during the late 1990s, the gold rush was on. Such inexpensive, wide reach for marketing was previously unheard of -- and advertisers worldwide rushed to adopt it.

B2B Aware: This Week in B2B Marketing-Leadership, Mastership & Relationships

MLT Creative

WEEK OF JANUARY 16-20, 2011 This week in B2B marketing the B2B blogosphere is buzzing about mirroring leadership, mastering new innovation, and building relationships via new means. Stay aware. We appreciate the content contributors who keep the B2B marketing community informed with your reports, thoughts and observations. It's 10 pm. Do you know where your B2B twitter message is?