May, 2007

B2B Lead Generation Blog: 10 Lead Generation (Prospecting) Tips for Sales People

B2B Lead Generation

Sales people often lack the support of a dedicated marketing team that is able to execute lead generation programs on their behalf. This is particularity true in small companies. Still, those sales people succeed in spite of it all

I Want My LTV Shirt!

Customer Experience Matrix

I received my custom-printed “LTV RULES!” t-shirts yesterday. Naturally, you buy these over the Internet. The customer experience was painless at www.designashirt.com and I’d highly recommend them. What’s interesting from a Client X Client point of view is that the company offered a $.50

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Culture in The Can

Smashmouth Marketing

I have a couple fun things I do on a regular basis. Things that make me feel good because I'm making others feel good or learn something new. I love sharing knowledge and good fortune. The first is just silly. When I'm walking somewhere and realize I have a penny in my pocket, I'll drop it. I imagine making someone's day when they find their "lucky penny" and spend the rest of their day on a semi-high. The second thing I do is not as silly.

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How to Improve Your Email Newsletter

Anything Goes Marketing

Do you have an email newsletter? Many B2B and B2C companies produce a newsletter or newsletters that are geared to a specific audience or audiences.

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!

Blogger: Redirecting

Buzz Marketing for Technology

rblogger Robert Scoble is truly one-of-a-kind. For those who don't know him, he gained fame as a technology evangelist at Microsoft and then quickly became the company's most outspoken and influential blogger

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: The Difference Between ROI and Marketing Accountability

B2B Lead Generation

what's the difference difference between roi and marketing accountability? my post a few weeks ago, "on b2b demand generation tools and lead generation dashboards," started an email exchange between me and jeffrey eisenberg on the

Zoomix Bridges Statistical and Reference-Based Matching

Customer Experience Matrix

Tuesday’s post on matching technology prompted a contact from Zoomix , a data quality software vendor just entering the U.S. market. Zoomix makes the best case I’ve seen for the use of statistical methods without predefined reference data within data quality systems. Basically, they apply machine learning techniques that let users train systems for specific data quality applications. Part of this training involves inferring general rules for matching and data cleansing.

Ubuntu - No More Tech Support

Smashmouth Marketing

After years of removing viruses and pop ups and ad-ware from my kid's computers, I finally tried an experiment, which led to another experiment. Like most of us, I have old computers in storage. In my case, I have 3 or 4 just stacked up. Not even real old, mind you, but in the 700 Mhz - 1Ghz range.decent little boxes. So after reading about Ubuntu for months on LifeHacker , one of my favorite blogs, I decided to give it a shot.

Don't Use "Click Here" in Emails", Use This Instead.

Anything Goes Marketing

Stefan Pollard over at EmailLabs has provided some good tips for creating call to actions for your emails in his article called: " 8 Tips for a Stronger Call to Action ". Here are the main points that I took away from it: Stop using "Click here" in your emails! Enough already!!

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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.

Blogger: Redirecting

Buzz Marketing for Technology

You're about to be redirected. The blog that used to be here is now at [link] Do you wish to be redirected? This blog is not hosted by Blogger and has

Web 2.0 Social Tagging Sites, Part 4: B2B Traffic Building

WebMarketCentral

Does Web 2.0 social tagging help drive B2B web traffic?

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Collaboration Huddles and 35 Other Ways to Improve Sales and Marketing Teamwork

B2B Lead Generation

I just got back from speaking at the New Marketing Summit and it was great. But it seems that I can't attend a marketing conference with out hearing marketers swap complaints about their sales teams. I don't know about you

SAS Survey on Marketing Measurements Gives Odd Results

Customer Experience Matrix

SAS Institute recently released a survey of senior executives’ attitudes towards marketing performance measurement. The primary result was what you’d expect: depending on the medium, just 7% to 14% of executives rate their marketing measurements “very effective”. But the details were perplexing.

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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.

4 Final Tables In A Row

Smashmouth Marketing

Well, I'm batting 1000 as it pertains to visits. I've visited Seabrook 4 times in two months and made 4 final tables. Three cashes, two of which were chopped 1st and 2nd place. There were two other entries in the 4 visits that resulted in early exits, but thus far, I have $450 in entry fees, $2800 in cashes (after tips) for a nice 500% return.

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Elect Susie! Here is Some Creative Viral Marketing

Anything Goes Marketing

10 year old Susie Flynn has just announced her intention to run for the US presidency and if I was American, I just might consider her. She is trying to raise awareness for children in America without health insurance. There is in fact 9 million children in America without health insurance!

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Blogger: Redirecting

Buzz Marketing for Technology

You asked for it, so you got it. The number one most popular podcast in my series of podcasts has been "How to Start a B2B Community" with Mukund Mohan, CEO of Canvas Group. So I shared this information with Mukund and asked who I

Web 2.0 Social Tagging Sites, Part 2: The Worst

WebMarketCentral

Although I generally try to keep the tone of this blog positive and avoid disparagement, it's important to expose what doesn't work as well as what does. Saves you the time and trouble. With that in mind, here are 11 Web 2.0 social tagging sites to avoid.

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.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: How Lead Nurturing Improves Lead Generation ROI

B2B Lead Generation

i know there's a lot of emphasis on lead generation (that's a good thing) but, getting a ton of leads doesn't guarantee that increased sales will follow. in a complex sale, my experience is, most of the selling actually happens when the

Convergence of Matching and Search

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve been looking at name and address matching software recently. This is a field I’ve stopped following closely because action has moved to the higher planes of Customer Data Integration and Master Data Management. If there’s any trend in the matching field, it’s the development of generic string matching techniques that can be used on any data, not just names and addresses. Like all matching engines, these return a score indicating how closely two strings resemble each other.

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Big Mike's Still Got It

Smashmouth Marketing

The past few years have been interesting as it pertains to poker. My decision to get a divorce resulted in my having to focus on a steady income and taking care of my kids, which is my highest priority. Let's face it, poker can provide a good income if you work at it, but the variance that all poker players live through is not conducive to taking care of a family. I also found a wonderful woman, Linda, and her addition to my life has balanced it out completely.

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Web 2. Slowww - Low Adapatation by Corporations

Anything Goes Marketing

The discussions around web 2.0. continue to peak my interest and a recent article from emarketer.com shows how little progress large corporations have made in this area.

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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.

Blogger: Redirecting

Buzz Marketing for Technology

You're about to be redirected. The blog that used to be here is now at [link] Do you wish to be redirected? This blog is not hosted by Blogger and has not been

Quick Update: Donut PR Guy Gets Hired

WebMarketCentral

PR guru Greg Hoffman , who taped his resume to a box of Dunkin Donuts in order to get the attention of the hiring manager at Think Partnership , has landed the job. The news was actually broken earlier today by Shawn Collins at the Affiliate Tip Blog.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: B2B Lead Generation Blog is todays TypePad Featured Blog

B2B Lead Generation

Greetings and welcome new readers! I'm honored that the B2B Lead Generation Blog was chosen as today's Typepad featured blog. I've been using Typepad to power my blog since October of 2003 and I think it's a super blogging tool

On Second Thought, Maybe Web Advertisers Will Dominate Web Marketing Systems

Customer Experience Matrix

Wednesday’s post about online marketing systems generated some interesting discussion. You’ll recall it drew a picture of several systems (Web ads, mobile messages, email, paid search, unpaid search) feeding traffic to a Web site, which in turn was served by several more systems (behavioral targeting, site optimization, Web analytics, real time interaction management) that manage customer treatments.

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!