December, 2012

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?

Oracle Buys Eloqua: Winners and Losers for B2B Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

Oracle announced today that it has agreed to purchase B2B marketing automation leader Eloqua for $23.50 per share, which comes to $871 million. This was a bit of a surprise, given that Eloqua just went public in August. The stock had been hovering around $17.50 recently, so $23.50

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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 Content Marketing Echo Chamber

Marketing Insider Group

Most corporate websites serve as platforms for brands to talk about themselves. Social Media? Amplification of what brands say about themselves and maybe what positive things others are saying about the brand. These are not conversations. They are content marketing echo chambers.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

5 Reasons to Hire a Content Marketing Writer for Your Business

Writing on the Web

“ Content is king. Bill Gates said it, so it must be true. Gates uttered this one-liner way back in 1996, but the flurry of updates to Google search algorithms during 2012 has ensured that his words still resonate.

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4 Ways to Evaluate Keyword Intent

KoMarketing Associates

We all know the backbone of any good SEO program is selecting the proper keywords to target. What does a company offer and what keywords do customers use to search for it? One factor that can often be overlooked when choosing the right keywords is the keyword intent.

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.

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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The 2013 Marketing Predictions Post: Content Marketing And Social Business

Marketing Insider Group

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.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

Are Manufacturers Turning a Deaf Ear to Content Marketing?

Industrial Marketing Today

Despite all the published reports about the great results that businesses are deriving from content marketing, it seems manufacturers and industrial companies are still stuck in their old ways of [.]. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

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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Our Favorite Internet Marketing Blog Posts of 2012

KoMarketing Associates

For KoMarketing Associates, 2012 was a year of growth, collaboration, successes (and challenges), and good fortune. I’m happy to say we won more than we lost and learned from the opportunities missed.

Becoming a social media pro doesn’t require all 10,000 hours

Biznology

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!

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

Webbiquity

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

Marketing Insider Group

“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.

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.

3 Models for Gating Lead Generation Content on Your Website

The Point

Ask a group of B2B marketers whether their Websites’ lead generation content (white papers, archived Webinars, case studies, videos, etc.) should be gated or not, and you’re likely to hear a wide range of opinions.

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.

A KoMarketing Christmas Carol: Ghosts of Content Marketing Past, Present, and Future

KoMarketing Associates

On this “cold, bleak, biting” December morning, it’s easy to recall the Christmases of my youth. As a kid, I got all dressed up and went to see the local theater’s production of “A Christmas Carol” every year with my family.

Vulnerability is essential to your social media marketing success

Biznology

In order to succeed in social media, be it as a tool to build your own personal brand or as part of a marketing strategy for your own interest or for your employer, you will need to get over yourself and deal with some very primal fears you may have that feel a lot like your fear of public speaking.

Seven Expert Social PR Guides and Tips

Webbiquity

Public relations (PR) or media relations has long been treated as its own world, separate from marketing. It was viewed as being about name recognition and industry credibility, not something as mundane as lead generation.

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Social Business And The Next Generation

Marketing Insider Group

The social revolution has officially arrived at most corporate headquarters. Your company has Facebook and Twitter accounts, you’re schmoozing on LinkedIn, and your marketing department is uploading compelling content to your YouTube channel.

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.

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.

SiteCore Migrates from Web Content Management to Cross-Channel Customer Engagement

Customer Experience Matrix

It’s more than three years since my original post about SiteCore’s plans to transform itself from a Web content management system to a platform for cross-channel customer experience management.

2013 New Year’s Resolutions for the B2B Marketing Department

NuSpark

It’s that time of year; a time to reflect, assess, and think about what can be optimized for inbound marketing in 2013. . Internet marketers are under more pressure than ever to deliver high quality leads to the sales folks.

Predictions for B2B digital marketing in 2013

Biznology

Photo credit: Wikipedia. It’s that time of the year when observers can’t resist making predictions about developments on the horizon. I hereby take up that tradition, offering up four random prognostications for where B2B digital marketing is headed in 2013.

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).