October, 2014

Building Your Strategic Lead Generation Portfolio

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet To be successful at lead generation, marketers can’t rely on one specific tactic. Rather, they must leverage a portfolio of channels. The best marketers approach their work like a portfolio manager would run a mutual fund.

8 Key Changes In Google Search B2B Marketers Should Know

KoMarketing Associates

As detailed in an article on Search Engine Land this past month, a new Google eye tracking study outlines the evolution of Google search results from 2005 to today. The key takeaway?

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Top B2B Marketing Blogs: Key Ingredients

ViewPoint

What makes up the perfect B2B marketing blog? First let’s establish that there are marketing blogs—and then there are B2B marketing blogs. Why make the distinction? Consider the all American apple pie.

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3 Ways Brands Can Succeed As Advertising And Technology Evolve

Marketing Insider Group

Well AdWeek is over. We found out that Jerry Seinfeld loves advertising. Or at least getting paid by advertisers. People are still talking about millennials. Even though many of those talking about it are millennials. Video and mobile platforms are growing in importance. Nothing really new there.

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!

Social PPC: 17 Tips for Successful Ads on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook

The Point

It seems only yesterday that “PPC advertising” was synonymous with Google AdWords. Google still dominates search advertising – at last count, it handles roughly two-thirds of all Web search queries , a market share that won’t be decreasing any time soon.

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31 Tips for Improving Sales and Marketing Lead Generation Alignment

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet More often than not, there seems to be a disconnect between Marketing and Sales. Not having these two teams aligned can be a vital — and costly — mistake. How does your sales team perceive the leads Marketing produces? Be honest. They love them — couldn’t be happier!

Can B2B Social Media Marketers Keep Up With Kim Kardashian?

KoMarketing Associates

Whether you love her or hate her, most people would agree that Kim Kardashian effectively markets herself and her brand. Isn’t that the very reason why you decided to click on this post, because for some reason we are intrigued with Kim Kardashian and her controversial self? Kim K.’s

5 Ways to Get More at Dreamforce -by Craig Elias

ViewPoint

The fabled Dreamforce conference with all its innovation, big-name speakers, and craziness is just days away. Are you going to be there? If so, make sure you look for my colleague Craig Elias —who has a lot of information to share about sales leads.

Banner Ads Must Die!!!

Marketing Insider Group

Earlier this week I was asked for my view on which marketing tactic is like “The Walking Dead” of marketing. I was honored to be included on the list of contributors along with amazing thought leaders in marketing like Ann Handley, Joe Pulizzi, Doug Kessler, Neil Patel and more.

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.

Meagen Eisenberg, VP of Customer Marketing at DocuSign: Why “Buyer DNA” Effects Content for Demand Generation Programs [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

Delivering “the right content to the right persona at the right time” could well be the mantra of the demand generation function of business today.

4 Reasons Why Social Media Is The WD-40 Of Inbound Marketing Success

The Forward Observer

Would you like more website traffic, leads, sales and happy customers? Social media can grease the wheels of your inbound marketing. Here''s how. You often hear it said, “You only need two things in life: Duct Tape and WD-40.

Where’s the Passion in B2B Marketing?

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet I’m writing this post at Dreamforce 2014. It’s been an amazing experience, and I’ve loved meeting leaders in sales and marketing from all over the world and being part of this community.

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SMX East 2014: Key Takeaways & Statistics from the Show

KoMarketing Associates

At the beginning of October, Derek and I headed down to New York for SMX East. I was fortunate enough to speak on two panels, Competitive Research for SEO , and what may be my favorite SMX session, SMX Takeaways. Photo courtesy of Akvile Harlow.

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.

Becoming a Sales Freak and Changing the World

ViewPoint

I just finished reading "Think Like a Freak" by the authors of Freakonomics. Rather than talking about the chapter that is so obviously tied to selling – How to persuade people that don’t want to be persuaded – let’s talk about the connection to thinking like a freak.

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What’s the Big Deal About Predictive Analytics? A Conversation with Brian Kardon

The Point

Brian Kardon is a respected marketing thought leader, a “Top 10 Global CMO,” and a seasoned executive with a 20-year track record of success.

Jim Kruger, CMO of Polycom: What to Change in Your Demand Generation Strategy to Double Your Sales Pipeline [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

“It’s not about how many things that you do, it’s really about what results you’re driving.” That is the principle that Jim Kruger, CMO and EVP of unified collaboration solutions provider Polycom, brings to his demand generation strategy.

5 Ways To Know If Your B2B Blog Is Picking Up Steam

The Forward Observer

Are you wondering if your B2B blog is on the right track for successful lead generation? Focus on these five areas to know. All aboard! Your train is pulling away from the station and you’re on it.

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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.

10 Ways to Optimize Your Lead Conversion Rate

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet The ultimate goal of B2B marketing and lead generation is to help the sales team sell. Marketers spend a lot of time and effort creating inbound leads but struggle getting those leads to convert into customers after they hand them off to sales. As I talk to marketers about their lead generation results, I often hear statements like, “We’re generating lots of leads, but they aren’t converting” or “We need to increase lead quantity” or “We need to generate more qualified leads.”

3 Google Analytics Custom Reports to Measure the Impact of Your SEO Efforts

KoMarketing Associates

The typical B2B organization has many unique web pages and content assets.

Sales Thinks The Leads Are Weak - Well Are They? 12 Power Opinions (Pt 2)

ViewPoint

The leads are weak? You’re weak! If you have never seen the movie/play “Glengarry Glen Ross,” do yourself a favor and watch it. Alec Baldwin rips into the late Jack Lemmon for commenting, “the leads are weak,” with a classic Baldwin-esque tongue-lashing: “The leads are weak? The leads are weak! You’re weak!” ” Lead Qualification

Nine Practical Guides to Public Speaking and Presentations

Webbiquity

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.

What the growth of inside sales means to B2B marketers

Biznology

I heard an arresting comment at the LeadsCon conference in New York in August. The speaker claimed that inside sales has outstripped outside sales in B2B, a statistic that both surprised me and got me thinking.

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Market Your Marketing: 4 Ways To Increase B2B Blog Traffic

The Forward Observer

Is your B2B blog traffic slowing down? Here''s how to pick up the pace of your blog marketing to increase awareness, traffic and leads. b2b marketing blogging

Research Report: Lead Gen Not as Easy as Marketers Think

The Point

I just returned from a few days at Dreamforce in San Francisco, the annual circus-slash-conference hosted by CRM leader Salesforce.com, and was struck by the wave of technologies on display that centered on analytics.

Content Marketing and Halloween: 5 Eerie Similarities

KoMarketing Associates

With Halloween fast approaching, I find myself taking a walk down memory lane, back to the days of trick-or-treating with friends from my neighborhood, lugging around pillow cases filled with candy that would usually last until early spring.

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!