March, 2012

5 Key Elements of Modern Inbound Marketing

Digital B2B Marketing

Last week, I made the case for a new definition of inbound marketing , or as Michael Brenner ( @brennermichael ) called it in the comments, a “call to arms” for inbound marketers.

3 Ways To Connect With Today’s B2B Buyers

Tony Zambito

Image via Wikipedia. This is part 4 of a limited series on why buyer choice modeling is the new view B2B Business must adopt to improve revenue performance and develop long lasting relationships with buyers. Connecting with today’s B2B buyers is on the minds of most CEO’s and their teams today.

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Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity

As it approaches one billion users, Facebook has evolved from a site where friends and family share photos to an online marketing juggernaut rivaling Google. And while its primary marketing value is on the B2C side, more than a third of B2B marketers also rate it as their most active social network.

7 Reasons Your Content Marketing Strategy Isn’t Working

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Guest post by {grow} Community Member Sarah Goliger. As marketers, we know that the best way to generate quality leads for our businesses is by creating great content.

The Content Marketing Pyramid

The Ultimate Framework To Develop & Execute Your Content Marketing Strategy

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Your Top Priority Is Growing The SMB Revenue Base – Now What?

Tony Zambito

Do Your Research Before You Pick Up The Phone © All Rights Reserved Kenny Madden. This is part 1 of a series on the challenge of targeting SMB markets and how the use of target buyer modeling and buyer-based marketing help organizations to grow their SMB customer base. .

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Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing.

My five biggest blogging mistakes

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I am creeping up on 1,000 blog posts — I’ve probably blogged “a bible!” ” So I’ve been reflecting on what I would have done differently if I had to start all over.

Content Curation And 12 More Content Marketing Terms Defined

B2B Marketing Insider

“Social Media” is so 91 days and 42 seconds ago….

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

A framework comprising of best practices to consider and red flags to avoid.

Online Persuasion: Seeing Through the Eyes of Customers

Writing on the Web

There’s an important shift in content marketing tactics that affects professionals who want to get found, get known and get clients online. And that shift means a different mindset. Not too long ago I came across a great blog post.

Pinterest: Who Pins Your Content & How Much Traffic Do They Drive

Digital B2B Marketing

The latest report shows Pinterest now drives more traffic than Twitter. You may want to know not just how much traffic Pinterest is driving but also what users are pinning your content and driving the most traffic. Fortunately for marketers, Pinterest is one of the easiest platforms to track.

Grow SMB Revenues With Buyer-Based Marketing

Tony Zambito

This is part 3 of a series on the challenge of targeting SMB markets and how the use of buyer-based modeling and buyer-based marketing help organizations to grow their SMB customer base. . Buyer Persona © All Rights Reserved Cristian Cardenas.

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12 (of the) Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Techniques of 2011

Webbiquity

What is the distinction between “traditional” public relations (PR) and online / interactive / social PR? Is there really a difference anymore—or is the boundary blurring?

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The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

How to turn blog readers into brand advocates

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By Srinivas Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist. If you have been blogging for more than a few months than you have super fans whether you know it or not. You just have to keep an eye out for them. Fortunately there some key indicators. They comment regularly. They send you personalized emails.

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The Top 5 Reasons People Don’t Do Social

B2B Marketing Insider

There is an observation in social media called “ Participation Inequality “ or the “ 1% rule “ that says that 1% of us create content, 9% of us share content and 90% of us are pure consumers of the content created.

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The Death of Branding [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tomorrow People

What is branding and why does it matter? Branding is a word that is used a great deal these days. But what does it actually mean? The Design Council defines a brand as: “a set of associations that a person (or group of people) makes with a company, product, service, individual or organisation.

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Why You Should Stop Mapping Content Formats to the Buyer’s Journey

Digital B2B Marketing

I have had it with “research” about the content formats B2B buyers prefer at each stage of the buyers journey. Multiple B2B publishers are pedaling this misinformation and as B2B marketers struggle with content marketing, it is diverting their focus.

Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales.

How To Get To Know The New SMB Buyer

Tony Zambito

© All Rights Reserved Peter Schofield. This is part 2 of a series on the challenge of targeting SMB markets and how the use of buyer modeling and buyer-based marketing help organizations to grow their SMB customer base. . In the first article of this series, we visited two new realities.

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12 Benefits of Blogging for B2B Marketers

B2B Marketing Traction

Is blogging worth it for B2B marketers? Here are 12 benefits business to business marketers can gain from blogging. Add value for prospects and customers.

Straight Talk on Social Media Gurus

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By Stanford Smith, Contributing {grow} Columnist. I love experts. These folks have invested their own time and money learning something so I don’t have to.

How (and Why) to Map Your Company’s Digital Landscape

Webbiquity

With more than 90% of companies now using social media to find employees and 82% having a Facebook page , there’s no question that business use of social media has become commonplace. But “use” and “success” are two different things.

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

Each year B2B organizations spend more than $5.2 billion on content creation.

The Death of Pay Per Click Advertising (PPC)

Tomorrow People

Is PPC past its Sell By date? For something that’s been around for just a few years, PayPer Click advertising , or PPC has become an established part of online marketing for many companies.

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Marketing Gimmicks versus Value: A Disappointing Example

Digital B2B Marketing

B2B marketing often includes thought leadership in areas that are outside a company’s core product or service focus. Omniture (now Adobe) wants to be a leader on driving business results with digital marketing, not just measurement.

Channeling Buyer-Based Experiences in SMB

Tony Zambito

© All Rights Reserved I-5 Design and Manufacturer. This is part 4 of a series on the challenge of targeting SMB markets and how the use of buyer-based modeling and buyer-based marketing help organizations to grow their SMB customer base. .

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5 Uses for Your Business Blog

Writing on the Web

Maintaining a business blog is time-consuming. However, if you have clear objectives in mind, the effort very well could be worth your while. As you establish your blog, define your goals to determine whether to keep it alive.

Customer Success and Marketing Alignment: The Key to Unlocking Customer Advocacy

Most B2B companies say the customer experience is a priority, but their teams are not prepared or coordinated enough to make this a reality.

Always measure your social media effort. Except when you shouldn’t.

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Matt Ridings is one of the most intellectually challenging and entertaining friends I have made on Twitter.

Industrial Blogs and Their Benefits-Challenge Duality

Industrial Marketing Today

Blogging is proving to be just as as paradoxical for industrial companies as the wave–particle duality in quantum physics.

Is Your Content Boring? Here’s 6 Steps To Great Content

B2B Marketing Insider

Does your content bore your audience to death? You may be surprised if you asked them, or tracked the amount of engagement your content receives or looked at how often your audience shares your content with their friends and followers.

It’s 10:00 PM. Is Your Content Where It Belongs?

Digital B2B Marketing

Comscore recently issued a release showing 31% of banner ads from a sample of advertiser had no opportunity to be seen. The problem is, advertisers often do not know where their ads are running. Increasingly, marketers don’t know where their content is either.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results