December, 2012

How To View Any Profile On LinkedIn

Digital B2B Marketing

I’m sure it has happened to you too. You look someone up on LinkedIn only to find they are a third degree connection (or not even!) and you get a profile page with basically no information.

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24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity

Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? It’s certainly gaining traction, with over 500 million users now on board, already half of Facebook’s total.

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Predatory Thinking - Welcome a New Breed of Marketers

Tomorrow People

What is predatory thinking? And how can it help you produce killer strategy? Peter Winter, Performance Consultant at Tomorrow People , says that there are two stages to producing a strategy. First: you need to understand the problem. Then, thinking like a predator can produce the solution.

Your 2013 Social Media Strategy: Grow a Pair.

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

First I would like to explain this strange headline to my international readers. “Grow a pair” (not ot be confused with “grow a pear”) is American slang for stepping up to be tough and bold. Now, on with the show.

The Content Marketing Pyramid

The Ultimate Framework To Develop & Execute Your Content Marketing Strategy

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17 Tragically Common Copywriting Mistakes to Avoid

Webbiquity

With more than 80% of b2b and high-value consumer purchasing decisions now starting with online research, content marketing is hot. Consider: Buyers want content. According to J-P De Clerck , “87% of surveyed buyers look for advice before buying a product, service or solution.

The Great Social Customer Service Race [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tomorrow People

How do big brands measure up on social media? The Great Social Customer Service Race" was created to evaluate how efficiently the nation's top brands provide consumer support on Twitter. We wanted to learn what kinds of tweets received a response, and how quickly.

A cautionary tale: Putting your business in the hands of Facebook

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

As I enjoyed a mega-popular Kebab restaurant on my street, I wondered about the “secret” of their success. Certainly one factor is the kebab itself — a delicious jungle of salad, meat, and fresh herb sauce that melted like Angel cream on your tongue. Mmmmmm.

10 of the Best B2B Internet Marketing Infographics of 2012

KoMarketing Associates

This year, there has been a tremendous amount of visual information presented on internet marketing, SEO, and B2B-related marketing initiatives. As 2012 winds down, here are 10 of our favorite internet marketing infographics related to the B2B sector. Do you have a favorite that we’ve missed?

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

A framework comprising of best practices to consider and red flags to avoid.

The Future of Marketing Is Extreme

Digital B2B Marketing

Louder. Bigger. Sexier. Shocking And just maybe: More Useful We are inundated by marketing today. In a bid to stand out in the sea of marketing competing for our attention, marketing continues to move to the extremes. The future will push the boundaries of what we accept and expect in marketing.

The Social Business Shift [Infographic]

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this What’s a social business all about? Is it about having your brand on Twitter or Facebook? Is it about private social networks? Certainly, these all play a part.

23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity

Predatory Thinking - Welcome a New Breed of Marketers

Tomorrow People

What is predatory thinking? And how can it help you produce killer strategy? Pete Winter, Performance Consultant at Tomorrow People , says that there are two stages to producing a strategy. First: you need to understand the problem. Then, thinking like a predator can produce the solution.

The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

Research shows that Pinterest is big, it’s bad, and it’s for real

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

A new report from The Social Habi t focuses on revelations about Pinterest and if you weren’t a “pinner” before, it might be time to get in the game!

3 Ways Mobile Insights Are Informing Online and Offline Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Customer Experience Mobile. It’s predicted that shoppers around the world will have purchased about $119 billion worth of goods and services through their mobile phones by 2015.

Marketing In Real-Time – The New Trading Room Floor

B2B Marketing Insider

By Brian Kardon - CMO, Lattice Engines. I vividly remember a lunch with my friend, David Meerman Scott – author, digital, speaker extraordinaire and recovering CMO.

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MindMatrix Adds Sales Support to Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

One easily predictable trend in B2B marketing automation is that vendors will tailor their systems to specific industries. This is happening to some extent, but not as quickly as I had expected.

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.

Does B2B Content Marketing Really Help Buyers Buy?

Digital B2B Marketing

In B2B marketing organizations, content marketing aims to help buyers buy. Right?

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Emails Reach Their Best Results In the 1st Hour [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

Every company, every industry, and even every department in a single company can have different results. If you want to truly want to know how to get the best from your marketing, then you need to make testing a priority.

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The Paradox of Social Media Popularity

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

B y Srinivas Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist. The paradox of popularity is that it can create a paralysis that inhibits you from creating the work that made you popular in the first place!

5 Stats You Need to Know About Online Video Marketing [Infographic]

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Today’s infographic comes courtesy of Brainshark, Inc. , the cloud-based solution for creating, sharing and tracking online and mobile video presentations, and an Eloqua partner.

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Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

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

The 2013 Marketing Predictions Post: Content Marketing And Social Business

B2B Marketing Insider

In my Marketing Prediction post from last year, I did not break any new ground when I predicted that 2012 would be all about social, content and mobile.

Future of Marketing Automation: Grow or Die

Customer Experience Matrix

‘Tis the season for industry predictions. I’ve already fielded a couple of requests for my thoughts, which usually requires some pondering before I reply.

18 Ways to Promote Your White Paper for Lead Generation

NuSpark

Well, your firm has written and produced a white paper. A quality white paper can one of the most important content marketing vehicles to generate leads within your internet marketing plan. Now what? How do you promote it? Your ultimate goals with white papers are typically the following: . .

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5 Critical Roles that Need SEO Skills

Biznology

Photo credit: Wikipedia. Last month, I said that SEO is the top skill for digital marketers. This might seem outrageous to one who has not read that post. Even to those who have read it, it might seem controversial. Many people in my Twitter stream are calling SEO the bane of the web.

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Customer Success and Marketing Alignment: The Key to Unlocking Customer Advocacy

Most B2B companies say the customer experience is a priority, but their teams are not prepared or coordinated enough to make this a reality.

The results are in: An experiment in social influence

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

As many of you know, I recently asked fans of {grow} to support a charitable cause through a post entitled “ The kid who wanted a door for Christmas.” ” I’d like to examine the results of this appeal as an example of “social influence” in action.

Oracle and Eloqua Agree to Combine to Accelerate Modern Marketing

Modern Marketing

by Joe Payne | Tweet this Today Eloqua announced that it has signed definitive agreements to be acquired by Oracle in an all cash deal valued at $23.50 per share. Read the whole press release here.

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Big Data For Marketing: I Want My Real-Time Dashboard

B2B Marketing Insider

“Data is the new oil.” ” That was one of my favorite quotes from a conference I attended earlier this year. The businesses that can harvest and take advantage of big data will prosper and win in today’s hyper-competitive, social-driven and mobile-accessed economy.

B2B Email Lists: How Publishers Use (or Abuse) Your Email

Digital B2B Marketing

In B2B marketing, and particularly in enterprise technology marketing, publishers lean heavily on email lists for lead generation programs, including whitepaper and webcast promotions. B2B email lists also still command high rental rates ($300+ CPMs are very common).

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results