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The Buyerology of the Buyer: How B2B Leaders Respond to the Psychology of Buyer Choice

Tony Zambito

© All Rights Reserved Kenny Madden. This is part 3 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. .

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.

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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.

A new eBook; Content Marketing Templates for Lead Generation

NuSpark

If you’re a content marketer, then you know the challenges you face. A sound content marketing plan is critical to the success of your lead generation efforts. Some of the biggest challenges we see are: 1. Producing well-written quality content that engages prospects to convert.

Increase Marketing ROI 10X and Prove It

See how a marketing team demonstrated 10X ROI and increased sales by 35% with marketing automation.

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Changes in B2B Marketing — Mad Marketing TV Ep 13

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Join guest host Jeff Ogden and special guest Paul Dunay, CMO of Networked Insights and author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies, as they discuss: Recent changes in B2B marketing. Influencer strategies and why they’re important. Facebook’s IPO and what it means for marketers.

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

B2B Lead Generation Blog

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. ?

44+ Mobile Marketing Statistics for the B2B Internet Marketer

KoMarketing Associates

Should B2B marketers be focused on a mobile marketing initiative? We don’t get that question as much as we should. I suspect part of that reason is the ever growing list of marketing responsibilities are clients have on their plate, satisfying short and long-term marketing goals.

Is Focusing On Your Audience Getting In Your Way?

Digital B2B Marketing

Of course not! As B2B marketers, focusing on your audience is absolutely critical. However, you must look forward, at where your audience will be. Research and observation tell you where your audience has been and what they have been interested in.

2017 CMO Survey

The 2017 CMO Survey can provide you with the latest insights into marketplace dynamics, spending, and trends.

Five Ways to “Get Real” With B-to-B Social Media

Biznology

Image by Getty Images via @daylife. Today, 89% of B-to-B marketers in the U.S. are using social media, says a study conducted by iTracks and the Business Marketing Association (BMA). In fact, B-to-B use of social media may have even eclipsed that of consumer marketers, according to another report from White Horse Productions. But the B-to-B marketers I talk to still sound confused. What should I be doing,” they ask. What’s really worth my time?”

ComScore Data Illustrates But Also Obfuscates

Paul Gillin

This graphic, which appeared in The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday , says a whole lot about Facebook’s success and Google+ ‘s struggles, but it’s an incomplete picture of the true value of social networks. Here are some thoughts on what the numbers indicate and what they hide.

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3 Networking Tips with LinkedIn Groups for Business

Writing on the Web

LinkedIn is today to working professionals what Facebook was to college students when it first launched: a networking tool with a specific audience and purpose in mind.

Why You’re Going to Buy More Google AdWords [Chart]

Modern Marketing

The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

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.

SEO for YouTube: How to Search Optimize Video for B2B Marketing

Hubspot

Publishing a lot of content and optimizing that content so it gets found in search engines is an important part of inbound marketing. And when we say "content," we don't just mean the written word.

Marketri LinkedIn Tip 13: Setting Up a Company Page on LinkedIn

Marketri

You’ve set up a profile for yourself on LinkedIn, and hopefully your employees have also. You are connecting and engaging with others to build your personal and professional network. Now it’s time to draw some of the focus to your current business and not just on individuals.

17 (of the) Best Email Marketing Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

As figures below show, email marketing remains a vital element of modern B2B and B2C marketing programs. More than four out of five internet users check their email first when they go online for business each day, and nearly three-quarters check email six or more times per day.

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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.

3 Cool Lead Nurturing Programs You’re Not Running

Modern Marketing

by Jennifer Talcott | Tweet this I’ve been in the marketing automation community for about 7 years. In that time, I’ve seen lead nurturing go from “nice to have” to a hard-set business requirement for major, fast-growing businesses. What gets me really excited, though, is the sheer creativity that I’ve seen. While there’s something to be said for the standard use case meant to educate prospects, lead nurturing can do so much more. Let’s explore three really cool use cases.

The Complete Guide to Setting Up the New Facebook Page Design

Hubspot

Our social media team had a nice little surprise upon logging into Facebook this morning. We hinted at it last month , but it looks like the day has already come.

The Monkees, Davy Jones, and Good Marketing/Content Strategy

NuSpark

The passing of Davy Jones on February 29, 2012 has given me some time to reflect on the phenomenon on what the Monkees were at the time, and the role of marketing played in turning actors to beloved and still well-known musicians to this day. Although not in the rock and roll hall of fame, if you ask someone today who grew up in the 60s to name famous rock groups of the 60s, more than likely, you’ll hear Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, and Monkees.

Best Cool SEO Tools of 2011

Webbiquity

SEO is a blend of art and science. The “art” side relies on knowledge, intuition and creativity. The “science” side can be made more effective and more efficient by using tools like the ones highlighted here—enabling SEO practitioners to focus more on the art part.

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Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

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

Dear Marketing Department, Please Stop Sending Us Crap Leads. Love, Sales

Modern B2B Marketing

by Seth Resler Have you implemented a formal lead scoring and qualification process? If not – the email below may strike a little close to home: Dear Marketing, As a small company, there’s a lot of work to be done, and not enough people to do it.

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The iPad and the False Distinction Between Consumption and Creation

B2B Memes

Listening yesterday to Leo Laporte’s podcast, This Week in Tech , I was reminded how technology is constantly befuddling those who believe in a clear distinction between content consumption and creation.

LinkedIn Launches Company Follow Button (How to Add It Now)

Hubspot

Looking to generate more followers for your awesomely optimized LinkedIn Company Page ? (It It is awesomely optimized, right?) This morning, LinkedIn made it just a little bit easier to generate company followers with the launch of its new follow button.

Best Place to Eat at 4AM (And 8 Other SXSW Tips)

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this It’s that time again. South By Southwest is upon us, and tech geeks, film aficianados and music lovers will soon converge upon Austin, Texas for about two weeks of mayhem.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

5 CEO-Worthy Metrics for Demonstrating Inbound Marketing Success

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jon Miller Are you using the right metrics to measure and demonstrate the success of your inbound marketing efforts? There are hundreds of possible inbound marketing metrics to choose from, and almost all of them measure something of some kind of value.

How to Transform Social Media into a Powerful Marketing Tool

Tomorrow People

Want to be part of the social media revolution? There’s no escaping the rising business use of social media networking sites. But many companies are still getting it wrong when it comes to social media marketing. This is because they have failed to take on board some important resources and approaches. Here’s how to turn those social networking sites into social media marketing : Apply insight. Social media marketing requires just as much of a plan as other marketing approaches.

Balihoo Offers "Local Marketing Automation" for Channel Partners

Customer Experience Matrix

One of first marketing automation systems I ever saw – this would be during the Reagan Presidency – was a custom-built dial-up network to distribute collateral to farm equipment dealers. This and similar seeds have since sprouted into a forest of products that help brand marketers work with dealers, distributors, franchisees, and agents. Some of these channel marketing systems focus on lead distribution, some on locally-customizable promotion materials, and some on campaign management.

How to Conduct Competitive Analysis to Step Up Your Content Strategy

Hubspot

When you ask marketers who their competitors are, they can rattle off a list quite quickly, and perhaps a few anecdotes about notable differentiators like product features, sales techniques, and site structure. Maybe they'd like to know more information about them (say, their marketing techniques?)

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Flip My Funnel - Guide To B2B Account Based Marketing

As modern B2B marketers, we have been lucky enough to witness some of the most dramatic shifts in marketing strategies and technologies.