October, 2011

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.

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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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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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

How to Improve Your Marketing Automation ROI

Sales Lead Insights

Effective B2B marketing processes plus automation yield outsized returns.

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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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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.

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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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

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.”

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.

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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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

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.

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.

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. .

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.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

5 Ways Social Media Can Drive Revenue

Modern Marketing

by Steven Woods | Tweet this There’s no doubt that social media has been a disruptive force on B2B marketing. Yet, many marketers struggle with how to use social media to go beyond awareness, to actually drive revenue. I’m here to tell you it’s not magic.

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?

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.

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 ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Real-World Results from Web Presence Optimization

Webbiquity

My last post, What is Web Presence Optimization, and Why Should I Care? laid out the definition of and rationale for a web presence optimization (WPO) strategy. But what do the real-world results look like?

30 Smart Quotes on the New Business Marketing

Tomorrow People

With inbound marketing quickly gaining recognition as the most innovative and cost effective form of marketing for business, plenty of people have something to say on the subject. So we’ve carefully selected the best 30 quotes from the world’s greatest branding experts, marketing thinkers and creatives to save you time. Here’s what they have to say on the subject: Why the web takes the lead (and the leads).

Who Won an Eloqua Markie Award

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Phew! What a night. There were cheers, screams and “OMG-I-can’t-believe-it”s. Achieving finalists status for the Markie Awards is tough enough. Winning is especially special.

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Survey: 71% of CMOs Feel Unprepared For Today’s Market

Marketing Insider Group

As CMOs go full-force into planning mode for their 2012 marketing strategy , a recent report suggests that they are ill-prepared for the changes taking place in the larger business world. This is according to the Global Chief Marketing Officer survey from IBM.

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!