October, 2011

Use Content Marketing to Manage Industrial Sales Funnels

Industrial Marketing Today

B2B and industrial marketers are usually tasked with two main responsibilities: Fill the top of the sales funnel (ToFU) with high quality leads. Maximize the middle of the funnel (MoFU) for converting more leads into sales opportunities.

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Webinar Replay: 2012 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report Reveals How Marketers Can Transform Mounting Pressure, Challenges into Revenue

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Warning: If you watch only the first few minutes of this webinar, you might get discouraged about the state of marketing today. However, if you watch the webinar through the end, you’re going to be excited about marketing’s potential for driving more revenue than ever before.

12 Internet Trends You Need To Know From Mary Meeker

Marketing Insider Group

Every year I look forward to the amazing insights provided by Mary Meeker at the Web 2.0 Summit. Mary moved from Morgan Stanley to join the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins.

10 Commandments of Email Copywriting

The Point

Thou shalt not direct people to “Learn More.” ” “Learn more” is the worst possible call to action. It means absolutely nothing. Be specific, be tangible. What is it that you’re offering exactly? Thou shalt tell people What, Why, and How.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

Parallels: Social Manufacturing & Outsourcing Manufacturing Lead Generation

ViewPoint

An interesting post by SoftwareAdvice.com’s Derek Singleton— What Does Social Manufacturing Look Like? —noted the Dreamforce announcement of Salesforce.com’s support for Kenandy , a cloud-based manufacturing solution that incorporates the social tool, Chatter.

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Are Community Forums Good for Manufacturers and Industrial Companies?

Industrial Marketing Today

Blogging and mainstream social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube get all the attention these days. What about good ol’ community forums? Community forums have been around a lot longer than the newer social media channels.

Steal a Chapter from the Sales Strategy Playbook to Improve Marketing ROI

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet A few weeks ago, I wrote about ways to combine sales and marketing knowledge to improve lead generation.

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Why SEO Is The Key To Successful Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Everyone uses a search engine! And yet, not everyone in marketing understands the difference between SEO, PPC, metatags and keywords. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. PPC stands for Pay-Per-Click.

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How to Improve Your Marketing Automation ROI

Sales Lead Insights

Effective B2B marketing processes plus automation yield outsized returns.

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

The 11th Question to Ask Before Buying a Marketing Automation Solution

ViewPoint

A good read I discovered recently is a post by Lauren Carlson, What Do You Wish You Had Asked Your MA Vendor? , on the Marketing Automation Software Guide blog.

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Zoober - Inbound Marketing Methodology to Outflank Your Competition

Tomorrow People

Staying ahead is what business is all about. But how can a five step inbound marketing approach help you get - and stay - in front of your competitors? What’s actually involved with this innovative and proven approach to outflanking the competition?

Can Barnes and Noble engage Borders customers?

Biznology

Image by markhillary via Flickr. Celebrating at a funeral is in bad taste, so I’m sure the folks at B&N had to think carefully about to address the contacts they got from a recent acquisition of Borders customer data.

Webinar: 2012 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report Reveals How Marketers Can Transform Mounting Pressure, Challenges into Revenue

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet I am especially looking forward to the next B2B Lead Roundtable webinar. You should be, too, if you’re eager to find out how you r peers are responding to today’s marketplace, and how this represents an unprecedented opportunity to drive the highest performance from your marketing efforts.

7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

Do You Know The New 4 Ps of Marketing?

Marketing Insider Group

Marketing has changed drastically since I started almost 18 years ago. And if you speak to senior marketers and advertising agency heads they will generally agree that finding and keeping talented marketers is one of their toughest challenges.

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What is Web Presence Optimization, and Why Should I Care?

Webbiquity

Web presence optimization (WPO) is the art and science of being found online. As indicated in the masthead of my blog, it has both an explanational definition (The fusion of SEO, search marketing, social media, reputation management, content marketing and social PR) and a reasonal one (Being omnipresent on the web for the search phrase that uniquely describes you or your organization.) It’s the evolution of search engine optimization (SEO), or alternatively, SEO on steroids.

Lead Generation and Appointment Setting—Know When to Pull the Trigger and Outsource

ViewPoint

Ken Murray is a 30 year veteran of the Inside Sales space. He has designed and built inside sales campaigns for numerous Fortune 500 companies. His sales teams have sold over 168,000 products annually and produced north of 700 million dollars in annual sales.

Steve Jobs said: "You can't just ask customers what they want."

Tomorrow People

Why buyer behaviour has changed. “To be successful and grow your business and revenues, you must match the way you market your products with the way your prospects learn about and shop for your products.” ” Brian Halligan , Co-Author of Inbound Marketing, Chief Executive Officer, Hubspot. “as you’ve noticed, people don’t want to be sold to. What people do want is news and information about the things they care about.”

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

Can Barnes and Noble engage Borders customers?

Biznology

Image by markhillary via Flickr. Celebrating at a funeral is in bad taste, so I’m sure the folks at B&N had to think carefully about to address the contacts they got from a recent acquisition of Borders customer data.

Inbound Marketing Must Set the Table for Industrial Sales

Industrial Marketing Today

In my conversations with industrial companies about inbound marketing, I find my audience agreeing with me up to a certain point and then there is a big disconnect. I see heads nodding in face-to-face meetings or hear plenty of “Uh-huhs” on the phone when I talk about the benefits of inbound marketing. They agree it helps them get found in search engines early and often, drives hordes of traffic to their site and fills the top of their funnel with qualified leads at a lower cost per lead.

Are You Telling or Selling?

Marketing Insider Group

I don’t have much of a post today. I’m sleep-deprived from my newborn ‘s late-night party habits and juggling new projects, old projects and 2012 planning at work. But I do have a question for us all to consider: Are you telling or selling?

Financial benchmarks for B2B marketing agencies

Savanta

Are you normal? . As a business I mean. . If you’re running a B2B marketing agency do you really know how your firm performs relative to competitors? It’s tough to answer this question with confidence. After all, your competitors only share the legal minimum of information about performance. Information which is also usually opaque and outdated. . Despair not though. The 2011 B2B Marketing Agency League Table , compiled by B2B Marketing Magazine and Circle Research , fills in the gaps. .

A Crash Course in B2B Email Creative

Speaker: Howard Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group

Too often, email campaigns are seen as something that "just anyone" on your team can put together. But in today's attention economy, strong creative can be the defining factor that gets your email to stand out in the inbox. Join Howard Sewell of Spear Marketing Group, a leading B2B agency, as he uses real-world examples to highlight tips, techniques and key principles that can make or break your campaigns.

Who is teaching the CMO how to sell?

ViewPoint

Debbie Qaqish is Principal Partner and Chief Revenue Marketing Officer for demand generation agency, The Pedowitz Group. A nationally recognized thought leader and innovator in revenue generation, Qaqish has over 30 years of experience helping organizations connect marketing to revenue. She is a pioneer in marketing automation—first as a beneficiary of the technology and now as an advocate and expert. Her first book, " The Rise of the Revenue Marketer ® ," will be published in 2012.

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How to Increase Your Revenue Performance in 2012?

Tomorrow People

Know your customers. Positioning yourself as the solution to your customer’s needs is central to effective revenue performance management. To achieve this you need to understand your particular customer-base completely. This vital insight covers several key aspects: A specifically identified target market. An understanding of that market's prioritie s and levels of discretionary income. An understanding of that market's core values, wants, needs and desires.

Inbound Marketing the Way God Intended

Biznology

Image via Wikipedia. Last week I asked my management team if what we do at Abraham Harrison is inbound marketing.

Making Your Industrial Website Be All It Can Be

Industrial Marketing Today

Remember the old US Army commercial – “Be All You Can Be?” It was one of the most popular and successful recruiting slogans and the army used it for over twenty years. It was created in 1981 by E. Carter (he was awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Award for his efforts) when he was with N. Ayer & Son, the first advertising agency in the United States. Source: Wikipedia ). What does any of this have to do with industrial websites? Plenty as it turns out.

The Rise of the Customer Marketer

From marketing backwater to starring role, this eBook by Influitive explores the changes taking place in customer marketing from the perspective of customer marketers themselves (and explains just why it’s so crucial to customer engagement).