November, 2012

Don’t Be a Social Media Harlot!

Tomorrow People

Why one quality online relationship is worth a whole bunch of 'flings'? Tomorrow People’s Online PR Manager, Ahmed Ahmed , thinks that when it comes to social media, a proper relationship beats a fling any day. Do you get around? Be honest.

A New Way To Connect Twitter To Lead Generation

Digital B2B Marketing

B2B marketers are so anxious to generate leads from social media they are turning Twitter into a list for cold calls and mass email blasts. In the last couple weeks, two companies have emailed or called me because I follow influential sales and marketing accounts on Twitter.

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Is Modern Marketing an Art or Science? [Infographic]

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this You know the old lines and adages. Marketing is a dark art.” “I I know half my marketing budget isn’t wasted, I just don’t know what half.”. These are common refrains of the marketing world.

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Social Media Marketing: 6 tips for running a valuable LinkedIn group that attracts prospects

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet How easy it is for the mighty to fall. Especially on social media. In early October, the B2B Lead Roundtable Group , this blog’s LinkedIn group, was recognized as one of the top LinkedIn groups for content marketing.

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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5 Ways B2B Can Learn from B2C Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Buying Cycle Conversion Conversion Optimization Customer Customer Experience Personalization Strategy. Business and consumer brands have traditionally approached marketing from two totally different vantage points.

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Here Are 40 Charts Marketers Can’t Live Without

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Did you know that dynamic content can improve conversions by 50%? Or that emails sent on a Saturday get the highest number of click-throughs? Were you aware that when influencers share your content on social it can result in a dramatic increase in traffic and conversions?

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Trade Show Follow-Up: 5 tips to optimize response

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet For the past seven years, trade shows have surpassed websites, email marketing and paid search to secure the top spot as B2B marketers’ biggest investment, according to the MarketingSherpa 2012 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report. But, do marketers make the most of this investment?

Why Inbound Marketing Will Cost More

Digital B2B Marketing

Inbound marketing leads, according to Hubspot, cost 62% less than leads from outbound marketing. But don’t expect that cost advantage to last. One of two things is happening: Inbound isn’t really more cost effective.

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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.

The Most Toxic Words In Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

When done right, effective marketing will generate a quantifiable “multiplier effect.”

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Don’t Be a Social Media Harlot!

Tomorrow People

Why one quality online relationship is worth a whole bunch of ''flings''? Tomorrow People’s Online PR Manager, Ahmed Ahmed , thinks that when it comes to social media, a proper relationship beats a fling any day. Do you get around? Be honest.

Why Digital Marketers Need to Get More Personal

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in behavioral targeting Personalization. What does personalization really mean? You’ll be forgiven if you have absolutely no idea.

5 Charts That Could Change Your Email Marketing

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Email is a solid part of the modern marketing mix. It’s not going anywhere. But like any practice, it can get stale, even ineffective, if you’re not trying different tactics and using fresh data.

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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.

A Salesperson's Wishes from Marketing

ViewPoint

James Obermayer, Executive Director and CEO of the Sales Lead Management Association and President of Sales Leakage Consulting is a regular guest blogger with ViewPoint. “So, So, what do you want from Marketing?” I asked the gathered salespeople. Don’t hold back; tell me like it is.

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How LinkedIn Company Pages Work Like Magic for B2B Marketers

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer With the new LinkedIn company page, B2B marketers can increase awareness of their company and products, improve search engine rankings and generate more leads. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional social network.

16 Slides On The Future Of Digital

Marketing Insider Group

This week I attended Business Insider ‘s Ignition conference where the topic was “The Future of Digital.” ” The topics ranged from digital content to advertising, to the rise of the mobile web and e-commerce to social media and technology start-ups.

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Seven of the Best Guides to Marketing with Pinterest of 2012

Webbiquity

While consumer brand marketers are embracing Pinterest enthusiastically, many B2B marketers are still in a quandary about the visual sharing site. On one hand, it’s highly engaging, rapidly growing, and has more than 11 million users.

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.

Four Ways to Evolve Your Online Conversions

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Conversion Conversion Optimization. When you think about it, the Darwinian idea of evolution is not a far cry from the way we as marketers adapt and change to new technology.

4 Ways of Measuring Marketing ROI

Modern Marketing

by Sylvia Jensen | Tweet this Most CMOs believe ROI should be the primary measurement of marketing effectiveness. This isn’t me saying that.

Why Your Email Subject Line Shouldn’t Be a Yes/No Question

The Point

If the secret to success of an effective email subject line is to grab the attention of someone with a potential interest in your product or service, you can be forgiven for thinking that the simplest way to determine that interest is to ask a Yes/No question.

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17 Inspirational Sales & Marketing Quotes to Honor Zig Ziglar

Hubspot

Today, we're very sad to have lost the legendary Zig Ziglar after a short battle with pneumonia at age 86.

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.

In A Social Business The Marketing Nerds Will Win

Marketing Insider Group

There is one clear sign of a vibrant and growing marketing team: it attracts more of the right people and sheds the rest. In the digital marketing age, that means 3 things: digital and social business leaders who use analytics to drive their decisions.

Anyone with a New Idea is a Crank Until the Idea Succeeds

Webbiquity

I was reminded of that famous quote from Mark Twain recently in a Twitter exchange about the web presence optimization framework.

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4 Ways Your Website Can Replace Focus Groups

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Behavioral Targeting Conversion Optimization Online Testing Web Analytics Web Design. While focus groups attempt to simulate and gain insights on what the customer potentially thinks, nothing can substitute truly anonymous, honest and unbiased feedback.

20 Stats Every Modern Marketer Should See

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this If you were at Eloqua Experience last week, you probably heard a lot of stats cited. It’s inevitable. At every event we hear statistics rattled off as speakers and attendees attempt to quantify the world around them. It’s for good reason. Data is simply exploding as social, mobile and apps change the way we work, collaborate and deliver marketing campaigns. As marketers, we need to be able to represent these changes in an easily understandable way.

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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.

Lead Generation: 43% say organic search drives most traffic, but only 29% say it drives most conversions

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet In the MarketingSherpa 2012 Lead Generation Benchmark Report , we asked 1,915 marketers about traffic volume and traffic that converts. Here’s what the data revealed …. Q: Which of the following sources generates the GREATEST VOLUME of traffic coming to your site?

10 Clever Website Error Messages From Creative Companies

Hubspot

Website up-time -- the amount of time a business' website is up and functioning -- is an important metrics for marketers and IT professionals to track. But no matter how many resources you put into ensuring your website never, ever, ever goes down. your website will totally still go down.

The 2013 Social Business Marketing Manifesto

Marketing Insider Group

Planning season is well underway and I think it is never to early to look at the B2B Marketing 2012 year in review and start to make some predictions for Marketing and Social Businesses in 2013.

The Intersection of SEO and Content Marketing. It’s the Unique Message That Generates Backlinks.

NuSpark

SEO isn’t easy, and as Google’s Panda and Penguin updates continue to evolve, the SEO art form has changed. . In the past it was more science; write generic or re-purposed articles, submit to article and blog directory engines, and capture backlinks. There’s a lot more to back linking of course. .

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

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