January, 2011

Why Your Sales Funnel May Run Dry Without a Business Blog

Industrial Marketing Today

Happy New Year! Are you leaving additional sales leads and revenues on the table? Industrial marketers who don’t use a business blog are missing a key component of feeding the top of their sales funnels.

36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity

It’s hard to overstate the impact of Facebook. Having long ago passed MySpace as the most popular social network, Facebook recently replaced Google as the most-visited website in the U.S. It started 2010 with roughly 350 million users and is now on its way to 600 million.

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Social Media Marketing: 2011 Trends Report

Marketing Insider Group

You may have seen my recent posts on how I think “ The Future of B2B Marketing: It’s Social “ and also what I believe “ Is The Future Of The Social Media Role?

10 Tips to Writing Crafty, High Impact B2B Marketing Content – B2B Marketing and Sales Tip #309

Reachforce

Content Marketing continues to be all the rage. In fact, while I was getting my thoughts together for this blog post, 4 tweets related to content marketing popped up…content marketing and SEO, content marketing predictions for 2011, content marketing best practices, and the list goes on. Since content marketing is such

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

Near Boston or New York City? Get up to speed on BtoB marketing automation on your way to work

Sales Lead Insights

To quickly get up to speed on BtoB marketing automation and the benefits it may bring your company—and to learn about some fast, easy and affordable ways to put it to work—please join us for this Executive Breakfast Briefing: What BtoB marketing Automation is all about, and why you should care.

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How Landing Pages Can Make or Break Lead Generation Campaigns

Industrial Marketing Today

Your landing page may be the culprit if your lead generation campaign is performing poorly. I realize that successful lead generation depends on many factors but the landing page is where your site traffic and email clicks convert into qualified prospects and leads.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

For anyone in marketing or PR being asked to make “data-driven&# decisions “based on the numbers&# (and doesn’t that include pretty much everyone in marketing and PR these days?),

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Social Sharing Might Get You Sued: Social Media And Copyright Law

Marketing Insider Group

. That’s right, you better watch what you share on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, because you could end up getting into trouble. You could even get sued. And the penalty might be more than a little slap on the wrist.

HOW TO: Grow your Facebook Page by 17% in 1 week!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

No this isn’t a scam or a trick to get you to buy one of my books (but please don’t let that stop you from doing so).

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

How One SaaS Company Doubled their Lead Volume from Paid Search

The Point

What does a software company do when their paid search program is working well but just not generating enough leads?

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8 Marketing Metrics Keeping the Revenue Engine Humming – B2B Marketing and Sales Tip #310

Reachforce

B2B Marketers listen up. If you haven’t already heard the finish line has moved. It’s not at large numbers of impressions anymore (and uh oh if you are). Double digit email open and click thru rates won’t get you there. And, while still cool, it’s not about seeing which social media

Engaging Content that Solves and Sells

Industrial Marketing Today

As all good content marketers know, engaging marketing content moves the needle. It persuades readers to take action and guides them along in their sales cycle in a logical manner.

31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Looking for an easy way to create a cool graphical email signature with trackable interactive buttons? Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites?

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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!

Is Social Media Really Living Up to Expectations?

B2B Lead Generation

Over the holidays, I had some time to really dive into the LinkedIn B2B LeadGen Roundtable discussions. One started by Ann Thornley-Brown , President & CEO, Executive Oasis International, Toronto, caught my attention. She started the discussion in August, yet members continue to provide feedback. Ann wanted to know how happy the group was with the lead generation results of their social media campaigns. Are your efforts on LinkedIn and Twitter paying off?” she queried.

News Feed Optimization (NFO) is the new SEO!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

One of the big mistakes I often see with companies when they are setting up a Page on Facebook is they spend more time planning “the wedding than they do the marriage” as I like to say.

The Top-10 B2B Marketing Trends for 2011

Everything Technology Marketing

Happy New Year! It is January and time again for the obligatory 2011 predictions. Many marketing experts have strong opinions on what they think will happen in 2011.

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16 FREE Ideas for Spreading Your News – B2B Marketing and Sales Tip #308

Reachforce

We’ve got some big news coming up in the next few weeks here at ReachForce. So as we’re writing and editing our announcements we’re also putting together a list of places and ways we can get the news out. Here’s a list of 17 ways we came up with to get

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.

Content Marketing: Think Like a Publisher, Act Like an Investor

Industrial Marketing Today

Thriving in today’s content-driven online marketing world, demands that you think like a publisher. That’s the battle cry among content marketers. Just as publishers start by learning everything about their target audience and what information they want, content marketers must realize it is not about them but about their customers.

Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Twitter came of age in 2010, growing at a scorching pace —from 75 million users at the beginning of the year to more than 190 million by the end of December. Twitter is used (officially) in 65 of the Fortune 100 companies , 63% of small to midsized businesses, and nearly half of all B2B enterprises.

10 Inside Sales Predictions for 2011

ViewPoint

Comment on The Bridge Group's ten predictions for inside sales in 2011. Trish Bertuzzi and Laurie Page start the new year off with some surprising predictions. Roles will continue to segment. No longer will the Inside Sales Rep be a “jack of all trades” Roles will be clearly defined and measured based on specific desired outcomes. Hunters will go after new business while farmers will cultivate the customer base.

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The Real Truth About Mexico

Writing on the Web

At the time of publishing my last post about the dangers of living in Mexico , the drug wars and gun laws, I had no idea if such thoughts interest my readers. I’m experimenting with personal stories as part of content marketing strategies for professionals using blogs and online content.

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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.

Moving from Demand Generation to Revenue Performance Management

B2B Lead Generation

We had no more announced the subject of our last B2B Lead Generation Roundtable Webinar – 2011 Lead Generation Trends and Challenges , presented by our own selling expert and Director of Best Practices, Dave Green – when Eloqua posted this blog about the “next frontier of competitive advantage.”.

ReachForce Welcomes New Partner MK Capital

Reachforce

We have BIG news today! If you haven't seen it already, here it is - Today we announced the closing of $4.6 million in growth financing (WOO HOO!!). MK Capital, (also backed Aprimo and master data management leader, Initiate Systems) led the round with participation from our current investor, GSA Venture

More Manufacturers Are Using Videos For Content Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

According to a new report released by the Content Marketing Institute, manufacturers have some of the highest adoption rates for content marketing tactics as compared to other industries. Videos (48%) are the preferred content format over other digital tactics (podcasts, virtual conferences and e-books) by a wide margin.

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Best Google AdWords Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity

According to recent research from eConsultancy, “Paid search consumes the largest portion of online lead generation budgets, accounting for 28% of spending (in 2010), up from 22% in 2009.&# In addition, more than half of companies that use paid search increased their budgets for it last year.

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).