November, 2010

Improve Service with a Customer Touch Point Map

B2B Marketing Traction

Tweet. Have you ever bought a product or service where you were excited about your decision to buy (maybe after a rigorous buying process), only to be very disappointed by the delivery? It happens all the time.

Want a Bigger Marketing Budget? Send Less Leads to Sales

B2B Lead Generation Blog

If your 2011 marketing budget is tighter than you want it to be, trying giving sales less leads. According to Marketing Sherpa’s just-released 2011 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report , a whopping 80 percent of the 935 respondents said they pass unqualified leads along to sales. That’s a costly mistake.

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Report: Blogs Are An Important Part Of The Marketing Mix

Marketing Insider Group

The proof is in folks: blogs are an important part of the marketing mix, according to Technorati's recent ”State of the Blogosphere” report. And even though bloggers stated feeling that they aren't treated with the same respect as

Neuromarketing and How Content Marketing Works

Writing on the Web

What are 3 ways to frustrated your reader’s brains? Last week, I presented a speech at the 5th International Customer Media Congress in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Besides sharing what neuromarketing is teaching us about the brain and marketing, there are tips here for most web-based content publications. I hope you enjoy it and learn something. Let me know if you have questions… Blog this on Blogger. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Digg this!

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The Marketing Landscape: Where Data and Content Merge

Understand the importance of good data and good content and how they work together to help your marketing efforts.

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B2B Market Segmentation – Part 3: How to Prioritize

Everything Technology Marketing

The previous B2B market segmentation exercises ( Part 1 | Part 2 ) likely produced a large number of potential target segments. If focus is one of the reasons for segmentation in the first place, then having too many segments will obviously distract from this goal.

Internet Trends From The Web 2.0 Summit

Marketing Insider Group

The 7th Annual Web 2.0 Summit was held on November 15th, 16th and 17th. While I was not able to attend, I was able to view some of the amazing presentations and videos on their website. I suggest you spend the time to watch the videos

Mapping Content to the Sales Funnel AND Buyer types

Buzz Marketing for Technology

You often hear about the concept of mapping content to the sales funnel (especially in B2B Marketing) but it’s not so common in practice. I will self confess that I have ignored this one for a while.

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Make No Mistake: How Worst-Practices Derail Successful ABM Efforts

This Quick Study Slide Show from Node identifies the common mistakes of ABM executions and offers practical advice to help teams avoid them.

LinkedIn Tip 4: Building Connections (Part Two) | Marketri

Marketri

3 Business Blogs with Proven ROI from Industrial Companies

Industrial Marketing Today

A business blog is an important and integral component of inbound marketing. While there are plenty of business blogs from B2B marketing consultants (including this one), industry portals and vertical search engines, there aren’t too many from manufacturers and industrial companies.

Social Media in B2B Marketing - Survey Results

Everything Technology Marketing

The B2B Technology Marketing Community on LinkedIn conducted a survey earlier this year to explore the rapidly changing landscape of social media in the context of B2B marketing. The survey generated over 270 responses from B2B marketers - and the results are in!

5 Ways to Segment Your Lead Nurturing Campaign

The Point

Relevancy is one of the key factors in generating a consistent response from your lead nurturing emails: the more relevant your message to the reader’s job function, industry, interests, and stage in the selling cycle, the more likely he/she will be to respond.

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.

B2B Marketing Predictions For 2011

Marketing Insider Group

Whenever I start to see Thanksgiving turkeys flying out of the grocery store and Black Friday ads start to appear, I know it's that time of year to prognosticate. So here is my list of B2B Marketing Insider predictions for 2011

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

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4 Unique Ways to Get Traffic to Your Blog from LinkedIn Answers

Hubspot

LinkedIn is a great social network for small and large businesses to reach out to relevant prospective customers. LinkedIn Answers in particular allows you to find people publicly stating that they have a specific problem or need that your product or service would solve. It’s pretty awesome.

Oracle Buys ATG: Bad News for Marketing Automation?

Customer Experience Matrix

So… Oracle bought ATG today for $6.00 per share or, as the press release puts it with charming nonchalance, “approximately $1.0 billion”. I can’t exactly say I told you so, since this particular pairing never crossed my mind. But if you look back at my “doughnuts and pizza slices” post on software acquisitions , it does make perfect sense. ATG is a specialist in e-commerce (the ERM doughnut in the online operations pizza slice), an area where Oracle’s traditional ERM products are weak.

7 Common Marketing Mistakes and strategies to avoid them

This white paper addresses the 7 most common challenges marketers hit when marketing products, solutions, or services and offers proven advice on how to avoid these missteps and improve the success of your marketing efforts.

Google Pay-Per-Click Options; Enhancing Your Campaigns

NuSpark

Are Google Pay-per-click ad campaigns frustrating you? There are ways to make Google work better for you! So you’re looking at your Google pay-per-click program, and you scratch your head because you’re in a competitive field, and to be in the top three positions will cost you more than you wish to pay. Google has increased the importance of the top three positions recently with the advent of Google Instant, and the reorganization of how Google Places works.

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7 Questions to Ask When You Hire a Marketing Consultant

B2B Marketing Traction

Tweet. Remember the ad where the two big company consultants sat in front of a corporate business executive’s desk, and when the executive asked them, “What do you do?” ” the consultants said, “Err, we don’t do anything…”?

Content Marketing Matters: What’s Your Brand Personality?

Writing on the Web

What are two key elements to creating content that get results? I stumbled across an interesting quote on a site that gets to the heart of content marketing matters: “Evolution tends to favor action over thinking. That hasn’t changed.

The Three Biggest Mistakes Companies Make with B2B Websites

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Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

If you are a marketer who needs to generate more high-quality leads that will turn into sales opportunities and revenue, register now for this special event that will show you how to get started and moving in a profitable direction.

Are kids Brains Different when it comes to Social Media?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I know it sounds like a crazy idea but hear me out. So you know how your grand parents used to tell you about the Great Depression and how you needed to save for a rainy day.

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LinkedIn: Building Your B2B Social Capital

MLT Creative

An Introduction to Lead Scoring

NuSpark

Lead Scoring for B2B companies can be a very valuable method to ensure that sales people in your organization are spending time with quality sales-ready leads. As potential buyers navigate through their own personal purchase funnels, their level of engagement typically increases as they get closer to their first contact with your sales people.

Online content preferences of B2B technology buyers – research

EMagine B2B Blog

Sometimes it feels like we B2B marketers just grind out content because we always have and think we should …without truly knowing whether it’s helping the cause at all, never mind whether we should be doing more of this vehicle type and less of that one. Well, take heart, dear readers; because now there’s proof [.].

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30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

Trust, support, and transparency: that's what your target buyer really wants. These 30 findings show the path from respect, to relationship, to business win.

What Is a Landing Page and Why Should You Care

Hubspot

If you could do one thing to dramatically improve your marketing ROI today, it would be to use landing pages on your website. What is a landing page? A landing page is a website page that allows you to capture a visitor's information through a lead form.

B2B marketers are stumbling in the dark

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Book Review: Defy Gravity

Webbiquity

In Defy Gravity: Propel Your Business to High-Velocity Growth , Rebel Brown shows business owners and executives how to shed the weight of legacy baggage, filter out the noise and focus on those opportunities which provide the best potential for profitable growth.

Key Things to Avoid for Companies Using Social Media

Sales Intelligence View

This post originally appeared on the Focus.com Group, where InsideView regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology for sales organizations. Companies of all sizes are beginning to see the benefits of being a part of the social media landscape. The top 100 companies in the US have all made a big push into [.]. Web 2.0 twitter facebook linkedin B2B customer 2.0 Inbound Marketing social selling search engine optimization b2b sales

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale.