January, 2011

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?

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.

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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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.

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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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 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.

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.

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!

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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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.

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 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.

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.

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.”.

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.

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 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.

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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Calculating Statistical Significance: A Tool for Marketers

The Point

A client asks: “For our next email campaign, we have 6,000 names available. Should we test 3,000 names first with two subject lines and then roll out the remaining 3,000 using the winning message? Or just send out all 6,000 and do an A/B test on the entire list?”.

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.

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.

A B2B Marketing-Lead Generation Fable: “The Lead That Jack Sold”

NuSpark

If you remember the fable, The House That Jack Built , then you’ll enjoy the below. The fable below shows a typical flow of how a b2b lead can become a sale through a solid marketing process and lead management strategy. Have a little fun… The Lead That Jack Sold. This is the lead that Jack sold. This is the CRM that gave the lead that Jack sold. This is the high lead score that … [ visit site to read more ]. Marketing Strategy Uncategorized

E-Newsletter Review: How’s Your Ezine?

Writing on the Web

You may be doing all the right content marketing things (e-newsletter, blog, articles, etc.) and still not get good results ( get found, get known, get clients! ) If all you’re doing is publishing good information, without personality, without offers, what’s the point?

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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Is Salesforce.com a Player in Marketing Automation Software?

Webbiquity

Guest post by Lauren Carlson. Salesforce.com is the cloud computing darling of customer relationship management (CRM) software. They have significant control of mind share in that space, and their legacy in customer service and sales force automation software is strong. However, CRM is a trifecta.

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.