February, 2012

How to Get the CEO to Support Your Next Marketing Plan

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet On the way home from the MarketingSherpa Email Marketing Summit, I caught up with one our clinic coaches, Craig Mullenbach. A Program Manager for MECLABS, Craig used his decade-plus years of experience in lead-generation and content strategy to help attendees at the event.

What is SEO? 10 Free SEO Videos for Beginners

KoMarketing Associates

What is SEO ? Data from Google’s Keyword Tool tells us that as of today, people search for this term 18,000 times per month. We’d like to help beginners to wrap their heads around the SEO concept and according to Wikipedia 60% of the general population are visual learners.

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Why Now Is The Time To Build Your Personal Brand

Marketing Insider Group

Brands used to be only for businesses. And we, the employees, were expected to uphold and support the principles of the brand. Some of us in marketing were even lucky enough to help our businesses build their brands.

3 Risks of Using Traditional Telemarketing Services

Tomorrow People

What’s wrong with traditional telemarketing services? Telemarketing services have probably been around not long after the first phones were installed.

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!

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the fastest-growing social network ever. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It will fundamentally change SEO. It’s a pain in the arse because it’s yet another social network to join.

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B2B Lead-Gen: Top tactics for a crisis-proof strategy

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Do you remember the fire drills at school? The alarm went off, students got excited, and teachers marched them to the exits. They were a test of the schools evacuation plan — a calm, orderly process to follow should an emergency strike. ?

How B2B brands approach Twitter

Savanta

Social media has become a bit of an obsession for me. Not so much as a participant, but as an observer. I’m the technology equivalent of a bird watcher. I’ve been observing B2B marketers in their natural habitat. Noting their behaviours. Sketching and documenting the different species I see. I call them ‘Twitologies’ and I’d like to share an outline of them here.

Lead Generation or Demand Generation? It’s All Just Content Marketing!

Marketing Insider Group

Last week, Eric Wittlake (@ wittlake ) wrote a great post called Lead Generation is Crippling Demand Generation where he argued that these two marketing activities were working against each other due to the different outcomes each is trying to achieve.

10 Signs Something is Missing from your Marketing Strategy

Tomorrow People

Is your marketing strategy missing something crucial? It could be, if you’re finding that you’re not converting prospects into sales as effectively as you’d like. Or if you’re not maximising the sales potential of the internet.

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.

The Pros of LinkedIn vs. Facebook for Professionals

Writing on the Web

You’re probably already on Facebook , sharing photos of your kid’s first birthday party and links to your favorite articles , recipes and videos. After all, Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family.

Improve Sales Lead Generation via Marketing Analytics Part 1: Four Steps

ViewPoint

When it comes to improving sales lead generation results, using marketing technology without analytics expertise and business acumen results in a numbers glut devoid of action items. And analytics expertise without leveraging technology results in uninformed “what ifs” and conjecture.

Taking B2B Marketing Mobile: The Pitfalls and Payback

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Mobile marketing for B2B is in one of the newest marketing channels yet, according to the 2011 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report , it ranks second only to whitepaper downloads for growing B2B email lists – even though only 48% of the B2B companies responding have a mobile version of their website. “As

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Lead Scores Too High? Maybe They Need An Expiration Date.

The Point

In the early stages of a recent client engagement, it became apparent that the schema already in place to determine and assign lead scores was, well: broken.

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.

Will Content Marketing Destroy Social Media?

Marketing Insider Group

There was a recent exchange on twitter where a prominent, intelligent and well-respected analyst predicted that content marketing will destroy social media. I mean “Whoa!”…The ”…The power of content marketing!

How to Fall in Love with your Marketing for Valentine’s Day 2012

Tomorrow People

Valentine’s Day 2012. It’s not just about hearts and flowers for your personal life. Why not use this auspicious date to re-ignite your passion for your own marketing strategy?

Survey Results: Improving Content Marketing is the #1 Priority for 2012 Lead Generation.

NuSpark

I recently conducted a poll on LinkedIn asking respondents what they believe should be the #1 priority in 2012 for generating leads in B2B firms. The poll was promoted throughout LinkedIn Groups; a mix of b2b marketing and sales groups that I am a member of.

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Improve Sales Lead Generation via Marketing Analytics Part 2: Two Examples

ViewPoint

In the first article on marketing analytics , I discussed the best-practice processes involved in the review, assessment and continuous enhancement of sales lead generation programs to achieve improved results.

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.

Don’t Ignore Message Boards in Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

Biznology

The problem with most social media marketing agencies is that we’re fickle. We tend to keep rushing into the future, adopting anything and everything hot and new and throwing the way the rest. When it comes to online forums, I believe the baby has been thrown away with the bath water.

Seven Guides to Better Copywriting

Webbiquity

In this age of inbound marketing, content is king. And all content, regardless of format—text, video, audio, presentation—begins with the written word. The ability to arrange words and phrases in ways that capture interest and compel action is a skill at a premium. But good writing isn’t easy.

Why Your Social Media Marketing Stinks

Marketing Insider Group

Social networking is as old as humanity, and even the term social media has been around for quite a while. But as a function within marketing, social media management is only 3 years old at best for the majority of organizations.

Why Your Prospects Love Inbound Marketing

Tomorrow People

Your prospects love inbound marketing. But they don’t know it yet. This is because inbound marketing gives both you and your customers a great deal more than a conventional marketing strategy.

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.

5 Ways to Get Readers to Respond

Writing on the Web

You spend a lot of time writing content on your blog but if the only comments you get are from people looking for free marketing, maybe it’s time to revise your content strategies. Here’s a guest post from Chris Peterson at Straight North integrated marketing services in Chicago.

Should I Remove Offer Content from My Website During a Campaign?

The Point

A client asks: “If we’re planning on using a particular white paper as part of a lead generation campaign, or even for lead nurturing , is it a good idea to remove that same content asset from our main Website?

The Quantum Mechanics of Blogger Outreach

Biznology

Image via Wikipedia. My long tail blogger outreach strategy is periodically challenged or criticized as being too aggressive.

Email Summit: What’s the best lead generation tactic? All of them

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet That’s the word from our own Brian Carroll, who made that proclamation in an interview at the MarketingSherpa Email Summit this week. Paradoxically, this is why it’s critical to be strategic. He explains there’s a lot of ways to acquire leads, but there’s no determining which ones work best without testing. But what compounds the situation is that marketers don’t have the time or resources to test every potential tactic.

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!