May, 2011

Robert Egger On Why Nonprofits Need To Re-Think Marketing

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this. This article is the final installment in our Knowledge For Nonprofits series, which is made up of articles, interviews and tips for the nonprofit sector. The previous articles can be found here , here and here. Robert Egger is an iconoclast in the nonprofit sector.

Marketing Mistakes: Focusing On Activities Instead Of Results

Marketing Insider Group

Ask sales people what they think is wrong with marketing and they will say the biggest mistake marketers make is too much of a focus on marketing activities instead of results.

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Revenue Performance Management: An interview with Jon Miller, VP Marketing and Co-founder of Marketo

Sales Lead Insights

This is one of a series of occasional interviews with top practitioners on topics of interest to B2B lead generation, marketing and new business development professionals.

Philadelphia Content Marketing Summit Recap from May 13

NuSpark

It was a wonderful day at the Philadelphia Content Marketing Summit held May 13 at the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. It was the first of I hope many such workshops that I put together to help businesses large and small optimize their marketing and lead generation strategies properly.

How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.

How to measure influence in social media marketing

Chris Koch

Image via Wikipedia. Measuring influence is the new obsession in the social media world—adding another layer of anxiety to the dark cloud of existential dread that is marketing ROI.

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DemandCon: Why Storytelling Drives Demand Generation [Video]

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this. Jeff Ernst would like you to know that people don’t give a hoot about your product. They care about why you bothered to build it, package it and sell it.

Marketing For The Small Business: How To Get Started

Marketing Insider Group

I’ve recently spoken to a number of small business owners about how to get started in marketing. Maybe you have hired a freelancer to setup your website or asked anintern to build a Facebook page.

Measuring and Managing Marketing ROI: An interview with Jim Lenskold

Sales Lead Insights

This is one of a series of occasional interviews with top practitioners on topics of interest to B2B lead generation, marketing and new business development professionals.

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SME marketing channel preferences revealed

Savanta

There are 1.3 million of them, they generate half of the UK’s GDP and employ 60 per cent of the private sector workforce. Moreover, they’re big buyers of B2B products and services. Just ask Sage who’s built a £1.4 billion business on the back of them. SMEs are a potentially significant opportunity for many B2B marketers then, but how best to open a conversation? This was puzzling me so I asked 450 buyers of B2B services within SMEs to imagine a prospective supplier wanted to engage with them.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Market Research: The First Step to a Lead Generation Strategy; Interview with Carolyn Frith

NuSpark

Lost in all the buzz on social media and lead generation is the importance of market research as the seeds to a content marketing strategy. Too often, this key approach is not thought of when developing a lead generation or a social media strategy. Below is an interview I recently conducted with our Research Strategist, Carolyn Frith. Paul: Why is it important to conduct market research before developing a content marketing strategy?

What Google and Facebook Hide From You

Writing on the Web

Do you ever wonder what Google , Facebook , and other sites record about your online viewing habits? They know more about you than you realize. And they don’t ask you, they simply assume way too much.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Revenue Performance Management

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this. Today’s guest post on the promise of Revenue Performance Management comes from Ian Michiels , Principal Analyst at research firm Gleanster. Most of us are familiar with the Wizard of Oz.

Top Tips For Driving Marketing And Sales Alignment

Marketing Insider Group

What is the biggest issue facing Marketers today? Tons of recent reports, the latest coverage of major industry conferences, threads on Twitter and also my own site analytics point to the same issue as the biggest challenge for marketers: Marketing and Sales alignment.

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The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

B2B Marketing Automation: Crawl, Walk, Run, Win

Sales Lead Insights

B2B marketing automation, if done right, is an efficient and cost-effective tactic for engaging your prospects and helping them move forward in their buying process; ultimately generating more of the qualified, sales-ready leads that your salespeople and channel partners need to meet your company’s sales, revenue and growth goals.

Paid Owned and Earned media – the benefits of owning them all

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Few marketers today have the luxury of being about to combine all forms of media under one umbrella. It takes a certain size company to be able to take one individual and let them control all forms of media.

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Writing simply isn't for bird brains

Biznology

Image via Wikipedia. by Chris Abraham. Universally, the biggest gasp I get when I meet people new to marketing, PR, or advertising is that most ad copy is restricted to a 6th grade reading level.

The Sociology of Social Media: TED TV Talks

Writing on the Web

Having fun while learning has become my idea of a really good time. Forget drugs, booze and rock and roll. Now you can learn all about social media and the sociology of the Internet through video lectures.

How You Can Triple Your Results With a More Personalized, Empathetic Approach

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO and Founder of markempa

Marketing and sales feel pretty tricky right now. What worked before now feels out of touch, but have you made plans for how you'll continue to move forward? You've likely tried everything: expert recommendations, best practices, the latest tools, and automation. But your results are falling short. Here's the thing: All the automation tools, best practices, data analytics won't help get better results now until you master empathizing with your customers. In this webinar, you'll learn how to go beyond rational-logic based sales/marketing and adjust your sales enablement strategy to better understand how buyers feel so that you can connect and help them on their journey.

Facebook Enables Brands To Tag Photos. Proceed With Caution.

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this. Not sure if you heard, but last week Facebook made some changes to its photo tagging feature. Where once only people could be tagged in photos, now pages (brands, celebrities, etc.) can be tagged as well. It might seem small, but for marketers this could represent a boon.

B2B Marketing Predictions – 3 Actions To Achieve Your Goals in 2011

Marketing Insider Group

Is 2011 turning out the way you expected? Is B2B Marketing tackling the big strategic challenges or just slogging along and fighting the organizational fires that tend to consume too many of our days?

Email tips from one of our B2B lead generation and marketing automation experts

Sales Lead Insights

This is the first in an ongoing series of tips from experts in B2B marketing , B2B lead generation and B2B marketing automation.

How to Get Started with a Content Marketing Plan

NuSpark

A content marketing plan has now become an integral component of any digital or traditional marketing strategy. Without a content plan, your firm can lose focus on its messaging objectives, its outreach tactics, its social media strategies, and more. Since the Internet is the number one source for product and service information, valuable content has become the reason buyers purchase from vendors.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

4 Reasons to Fulfill Offer Content via Email

The Point

Congratulations. A prospect just responded to one of your marketing emails, filled out the registration form, and wants the free white paper you offered. There are three basic ways to fulfill that offer content: 1. Direct the reader to a thank you page containing a link to the content.

Content Marketing with Videos: Free Webinar

Writing on the Web

You probably already know you should be using video to attract readers to your website, but you might not know how easy and quick it is. Publishing video on your site is like a client magnet. Trust me on this, you don’t need to buy expensive tools and hire a producer.

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Enter The Ninja: The Anatomy Of An Uncommon Job Title

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this. From Big Commerce's support site. There are ninjas besieging the hallways and conference rooms of Big Commerce. But no one is unsettled by the situation. In fact, the company, a SaaS e-commerce provider, has welcomed them in.

Marketing Attribution: Who Gets Credit For Marketing ROI?

Marketing Insider Group

Hate math? What is the ROI of your marketing program? How much should you spend on one channel vs. another? Unless you are the CMO, chances are that your answers only look at a component of the entire marketing mix.

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Why Start With Marketing & Sales Alignment

Speaker: Molly Rigatti, Marketing Strategist at SmartBug Media

Before you plan your next sales kickoff or bottom of the funnel marketing campaign or any effort where sales and marketing are both on the hook for performance, you need to check in on your teams. Sales and marketing both oversee a very important part of the pipeline and revenue process for your organization. But that doesn’t mean they should function in silos. When building up your sales enablement program, think about the three “P”s—practicality, productivity, and profit—when defining responsibilities and facilitating communication between your teams.