January, 2011

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?

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?

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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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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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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!

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.

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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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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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How to Approach Business Social Media Strategically

Webbiquity

A big part of the appeal of social media is its simplicity. Any teenager can set up a Facebook page and start sharing status updates with their friends. Any mom or dad can set one up to share pictures of their kids (and keep tabs on their teenagers).

25 Billion Tweets And More: A Year In Online Activity

Marketing Insider Group

Ever wonder just how big the internet is? Or how much data is shared by web users across the world? Well Pingdom , a Swedish company that provides website monitoring, has the answers for you. The company culled through reams of research reports and statistics – all perfectly sourced.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.”.

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.

Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Social media marketing, online PR and SEO are three tactics that are all powerful on their own, but have far more impact when used in a coordinated, synergistic manner. How can you amplify and extend new releases through social media? Optimize company news for SEO benefit? Effectively connect with bloggers and other key online influencers in your industry? Which online tools are most helpful for PR pros? What does the future hold for online / interactive / social PR?

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The State Of The Union In B2B Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

I wish I could say “the state of our union is strong.&# And although I’m usually a very optimistic person, I find it hard to say these words today.

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2011 B2B Marketing Outlook, According to Google

The Point

Our agency recently developed a report summarizing the results of a B2B marketing survey commissioned by Google and conducted by research company Ipsos OTX. In the survey, more than 600 B2B marketing executives answered questions about their budgets, marketing mix, and key challenges for 2011.

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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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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.

Learn the secrets to generating more B2B leads and sales for less

Sales Lead Insights

Are you interested in learning how to generate more B2B leads despite your too-small marketing budget and too-few marketing people?

What’s a Twintern anyway?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Sitting around the dinner table a fellow marketer the other day I heard this term I never heard before … a Twintern.

How to Sell, Even if You Hate Selling

Webbiquity

Most people hate the idea of “selling&# themselves, whether a job seeker vying for a new corporate role or an independent consultant looking to develop business for his or her services. It’s not comfortable. Doesn’t seem natural.

Mobile Marketing In 2011 – Are You Ready?

Marketing Insider Group

Mobile Marketing has appeared on many B2B Marketing lists of things to watch in 2011. But are consumers ready to receive promotional messages on their mobile device?

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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!