March, 2010

The One Effective Use of Facebook for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity

You’ve seen the eye-popping statistics: Facebook now has more than 350 million active users. If it were a country, it would be the third most-populous on earth , behind only China and India.

7 Mistakes To Avoid In Your Next Webinar Invitation

The Point

I’ve written a number of times in this space about how to maximize response from email Webinar invitations. The campaign below from Parallels , a Swiss-based software company, provides a handy illustration of those techniques by displaying what key mistakes to avoid. For example: 1.

Tell Your Own Stories

WriteSpark

Does your company produce a product that it uses internally? If so, have you written your own case study? Some of the largest technology companies are certainly users of their own products.

Lead Gen Experts Need Disaster Recovery Plans - A Flood of Leads!

Smashmouth Marketing

View of the Shawsheen River at Rt 133 from Green Leads' parking lot Those of you living in New England know that the past four days have been brutal, with constant rain, the White Mountains melting and all of it heading downhill towards towns like Andover.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

How to use social media for B2B

Chris Koch

Image by HubSpot via Flickr. I want to do something ambitious and I’m hoping you’ll help. I’d like to create a guide for how to use social media in B2B that does not involve talking about the specific tools—as least not in the top line.

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Social Media is Simpler Than You Think

Webbiquity

26 Must-Have Negative Keywords for B2B PPC Campaigns

The Point

Success in paid search (PPC) is often defined as generating quality clicks and conversions at the lowest possible cost. But just as often, a successful search campaign depends as much on avoiding bad clicks as it does on generating good ones.

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10 Signals That Your Project Needs a Professional Copywriter

WriteSpark

In an ideal world, you would use a professional writer for every marketing or public relations document produced by your company. But limited budgets likely mean you can assign only the most high-value projects to a freelance copywriter.

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Are inbound leads really leads? I believe the majority are not.

Sales Lead Insights

I think some of the information being touted by companies that have a stake in inbound marketing can be misleading. What I am talking about is the categorizing of all inbound inquiries as “leads.&#. Ask any salesperson if all inbound inquires are leads, and when he or she stops laughing, you will probably get an earful about how inquiries, unless they have been prequalified, are a waste of salespeople’s time.

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

B2B Demand Generation Boot Camp: Next Gen Inside Sales Training

Smashmouth Marketing

Over the past four months Green Leads has been starting new reps on the first Monday of each month. Inside sales seems to be like that, growth and replenishment. In our case, we have pretty stringent criteria for success since we are a performance-based appointment setting company.

How to get others to blog

Chris Koch

One of the biggest challenges for B2B social media marketers isn’t creating content, it’s helping others create content. Marketing is the default head of social media management in most companies. And while marketers can create some social media content, they can (and should) rely on their subject matter experts (SMEs) to create most of the stuff that’s going to build trust and relationships with customers.

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How to Use Article Marketing as Part of Your Social Media Strategy

Webbiquity

Guest post by Beth Hrusch. As you may know by now, article marketing is an effective way to gain credibility and establish yourself as an expert in your field.

Mix Up Offer Content to Keep Nurturing Prospects Engaged

The Point

In a recent article (member access only), Marketing Sherpa offers up some intriguing research into how prospective tech buyers view email offer content, and how those views can differ dramatically from common assumptions held by marketers.

7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

How to Choose a Social Media Listening Platform for B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In the last post we covered how to create a Social Media Lead Flow. And once you have identified the conversations where you think a sales opportunity may be occurring you need to feed that into your listening platform so you can flag those opportunities when they come in.

B2B Marketing University: See you in Palo Alto on April 7th…

Sales Lead Insights

Are you a B2B marketer that is responsible for lead generation? If so, you won’t want to miss this complimentary, half-day B2B marketing seminar on April 7, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Cabaña Hotel in Palo Alto, CA.

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It’s a Contact Data Management “Revolution”

Reachforce

Wikipedia defines “RPM” as Revolutions Per Minute (abbreviated rpm, RPM, r/min, or r•min?1), 1), a unit of frequency of rotation: the number of full rotations completed in one minute around a fixed axis. It is used as a measure of rotational speed of a mechanical component. I’d like to borrow from this

Edit Twice, Measure Once

The Content Factor

There are people who think with numbers, and people who think with words. Numbers people—I will call them the Quantifiers—come off as business focused because they have their eyes on the bottom line: a number. They are the results managers.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

How to Get Coverage in Blogs – Really

Webbiquity

B2b marketers and PR pros know that getting coverage in an industry-specific blog is highly beneficial. Blog links are valuable for SEO. Relevant blogs can drive targeted direct traffic from the blogger’s social media sphere of influence. And coverage from independent bloggers enhances a company’s reputation and credibility. Numerous bloggers have written about how to pitch blogs, such as B.L. Ochman , Christina Kerley , Cece Salomon-Lee and Laura Moncur.

Book Review: Essential Marketing Automation Handbook

The Point

This is a very belated review of a book that has been in my reading pile since December 09. But I’m glad I found the time.

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Will Facebook replace your B2B Marketing email system?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I want to roll the clock back a few weeks to the announcement of an initiative by Facebook called – Project Titan. At the time that I saw it and tweeted about it (of course) it really hadn’t hit me just how important this could be to any business.

Demand Gen Experts Should Ask "How's Your Steak?""

Smashmouth Marketing

Last night we were at my favorite local restaurant for my oversized salad (mandated by my wife and doctor), when I observed each of the servers checking in with their customers within 5 minutes of serving their entrées, "How's your steak cooked?", "Is the salmon to your liking?"

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A Crash Course in B2B Email Creative

Speaker: Howard Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group

Too often, email campaigns are seen as something that "just anyone" on your team can put together. But in today's attention economy, strong creative can be the defining factor that gets your email to stand out in the inbox. Join Howard Sewell of Spear Marketing Group, a leading B2B agency, as he uses real-world examples to highlight tips, techniques and key principles that can make or break your campaigns.

How to Get More From Your In-house Database

Reachforce

To get more from your in-house data for lead generation, you need to keep it clean ? but that’s like hitting a moving target. With companies merging or going out of business and a workforce that is constantly changing, marketing databases get dirtier at an alarming rate. In fact, 2.1%

New Rules of B2B Engagement

The Content Factor

Mark W. Schafer does an excellent job on his {grow} blog in engaging his readers in discussions in the comments of his posts. I participated on the post, “ Wait a minute. read more.

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Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2009

Webbiquity

Whether you need data to back up a proposal for investing in social media marketing for CFO, want to understand which online tactics work best for engaging with customers and prospects, or are just an analytics data junky, you’ll find a treasure trove of key insights and happy hour trivia in this collection of the best articles and blog posts on social media and other marketing research of the past year. What are the latest trends in search?

B2B Email Design – Gallery 2 « The Effective Marketer

The Effective Marketer

Last week I started an email design gallery containing a series of HTML emails I received. This post is another installment of the “gallery” concept so that you have more designs to review and use in your own creative process

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The Rise of the Customer Marketer

From marketing backwater to starring role, this eBook by Influitive explores the changes taking place in customer marketing from the perspective of customer marketers themselves (and explains just why it’s so crucial to customer engagement).