Sat.Mar 10, 2012 - Fri.Mar 16, 2012

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.

The Top 5 Reasons People Don’t Do Social

Marketing Insider Group

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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NASCAR appeals to more than just Sports Fans!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

As fans of the movie Talladega Nights would know, Stock car racing in the United States has its origins in bootlegging during Prohibition, when drivers ran bootleg whiskey made primarily in the Appalachian region of the United States.

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In social media, you don’t need to outrun the bear

Biznology

Image via Wikipedia. The best thing about social media marketing is that you don’t have to be the most popular, have the most followers, or be the most sophisticated, you just have to do a better job than all your direct competitors.

The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.

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Think Your Inside Sales Team Has it Covered? Think Again.

The Point

I’ve made the case previously in this space how one of the easiest way to gain a quick return from any investment in marketing automation is to apply the technology towards more efficient and systematic follow-up to inbound leads.

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8 Questions to Steer Your Marketing Priorities

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet You could be racing the finest Formula One car, but if you’re always steering in the wrong direction, even a horse and buggy will beat you to the finish line. So it is with marketing. Too many marketers think they can lead the pack by leveraging the hottest channels, software and platforms.

Business Blogs and the Parisbas Tennis Open

Writing on the Web

Is your blog like my tennis, a hit or a miss? Are you writing posts that are clear winners for your readers? Are you serving valuable, relevant content within the lines of your readers’ needs?

Recap of #MMChat – The Leadership Gap in Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Last night I had the pleasure of being a guest on the 85th # MarketerMonday chat or # MMChat – hosted by @ JeffAshcroft aka @ TheSocialCMO.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

Avoid the Carnival Barker Approach to Publicity

Marketing Craftmanship

Publicity Must Be More Than Noise. Companies of all sizes believe that more publicity is always better, as a means to raise brand awareness and drive business results. But there are several reasons why this noisy carnival barker publicity is a losing game.

A Content Rules Cheat Sheet

The Effective Marketer

I’ve got to admit, I am a big fan of the “Content Rules” book , by Ann Handley and C.C. Chapman. No, is not groundbreaking or earth-shattering content. Actually, a lot of the stuff you probably are already doing and it kinda seems natural once you read it. But boy, is it actionable.

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17 (of the) Best AdWords and SEM Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

Paid search sometimes gets a bad rap, as various studies have shown that (depending on whose numbers you believe), anywhere from 75% to 85% of all clicks are on organic, rather than paid, links. That high-level analysis is misleading, however.

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How to Blog: What Do I Write About?

B2B Marketing Traction

One of the top questions I get about starting a blog is, “What would I write about?” ” This question is particularly common for B2B marketers. A blog is defined as a web site that contains writings based on experiences, observations, and opinions.

How to Prepare Contact & Account for an Account-Based Marketing Strategy

Among B2B communities, 2017 brought upon several new concepts, trends and technologies… But perhaps none captured more attention than the re-emergence of account-based marketing as a viable growth strategy.

How to Use Google+ for Business

Biznology

Image via Wikipedia. Our monthly Biznology® Webinar yesterday was called “How to Use Google+ for Business” with Chris Abraham. Chris talked for 30 minutes about how to set up your Google+ personal and business accounts.

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Salesforce.com Announces Site.com Web Site Management: Will Marketing Automation Features Follow?

Customer Experience Matrix

Salesforce.com yesterday announced the launch of Site.com , an enterprise-class Web site management system. The news didn’t seem to get much attention, perhaps because Salesforce.com itself pretty much buried it. But Salesforce.com VP of Product Management Anshu Sharma did post a detailed explanation of the rationale on a Salesforce.com blog. My original reaction was “I told you so”, since I’ve been talking about the convergence of CRM and Web site management for years. Here’s a piece from 2009.)

Who owns your brand? B2B brand perceptions research

The B2B Research Blog

Your organisation doesn’t own its brand. It can shape it, manage it, but never own it. That’s because a brand is not what an organisation says it is. It’s what the market believes it to be. It’s a perception developed through the sum of an individual’s experience. Through every encounter they’ve had with your organisation, your employees or products. Through what they hear from you and about you.

How to Implement a Pull Marketing Strategy

Tomorrow People

What every business needs to know about pull marketing. Most businesses rely on marketing to help attract new leads and sales. Yet, too many companies continue to depend on traditional ‘push’ marketing approaches to achieve this. The benefits of pull marketing mean that there are some important things that every business-owner should know: Pull marketing allows you to draw in leads and business with less effort, and at a lower cost than traditional marketing approaches.

Not Too Late: Last-Minute Steps towards GDPR Compliance for B2B Marketers

Speaker: Howard J. Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group, and Anne Angele, Senior Marketing Automation Specialist, Spear Marketing Group

As you likely know, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect May 25. Surveys show that most US-based B2B marketers are still woefully unprepared, even though the regulation affects not only any company actively doing business in Europe, but anyone even communicating with European contacts in his/her marketing database. The penalties for non-compliance with GDPR can be severe – in the millions of dollars. Fortunately, there are a few basic steps that B2B marketers can and should make that will get them closer to full compliance.

White Papers: Does Your Writer Have an Eye for Detail?

WriteSpark

An obvious typo. A usage that shows a clear misunderstanding of the word's meaning or proper use. A statement of quantitative results where the math doesn't add up. A missing or incorrect source citation. These errors seem small on their own, but when they appear multiple times within your materials, they diminish your credibility in a reader's mind. Worse yet, even a simple spelling error can result in a large loss of online sales.

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Facebook Pages for B2B Marketers: 10 Examples of B2B Facebook Page Covers

KoMarketing Associates

At the end of March, Facebook will be launching their new design for fan pages. This launch includes both visual and functional changes to the page, which B2B marketers need to become familiar with in the near future.

How to Build a Content Development Plan for Your Site

The Effective Marketer

Note: this is another great guest post by Brad Shorr. See his bio at the end. Have you ever visited a website that looked like a teenager’s bedroom – content strewn about everywhere, overflowing with information yet impossible to find what you’re looking for? This often happens when a firm fails to make a long-term content development plan a component of its new site launch.

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Pull Marketing Strategy: 3 Steps to Attracting More Customers

Tomorrow People

Attracting customers is the lifeblood of every business. Yet drawing in new leads and converting them into sales can be a time consuming and costly process. Apply these steps to your business to attract more customers with less effort. Track your market. A crucial aspect of boosting business is tracking your market. This means listening to what your potential customers are saying and understanding what interests them.

GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

White Papers: Does Your Writer Have an Eye for Detail?

WriteSpark

An obvious typo. A usage that shows a clear misunderstanding of the word's meaning or proper use. A statement of quantitative results where the math doesn't add up. A missing or incorrect source citation. These errors seem small on their own, but when they appear multiple times within your materials, they diminish your credibility in a reader's mind. Worse yet, even a simple spelling error can result in a large loss of online sales.

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Industrial Companies Underuse the One Social Media Tactic with Proven ROI

Industrial Marketing Today

Social media usage by industrial companies has received some coverage lately. I’ve read two different survey studies about how companies within the industrial sector use or plan to use social media. Depending on which study you read, the results can be confusing. Here’s one example of the confusion that I’m referring to. The study done by GlobalSpec reported “Only 22 percent of industrial companies use Twitter, which reflects its low value among engineers as a social media resource.”.

Siri, Advertising and Reality

Biznology

Image via CrunchBase. In light of all the brouhaha over Google’s supposed changes to how they do search that the Wall Street Journal published yesterday it’s rather interesting that one of the new faces of search, Apple’s Siri, is in the headlines as well.

Lead Nurturing & Behavioural Marketing

Tomorrow People

Here's a Prezi presentation view on our blog post last week on Never Waste an Opportunity: The Value of Lead Nurturing. View it on full screen. If you are not quite sure where to begin, or if lead nurturing will work for you, take a look at some of our success stories

Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

12 Photos from SXSW Interactive

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Another South By Southwest Interactive festival is wrapping up. The luminaries of techs are boarding planes and heading home. It was a week beset by torrential downpours and followed by blinding sun. People huddled in sessions, then took to the streets.

Manufacturers Need Lead Management to Close the RFQ Gap

Industrial Marketing Today

Talking to manufacturers and industrial companies on a daily basis has convinced me that when they say they need help with their lead generation, they really want more RFQ (Request For Quote) opportunities. Generating new leads, qualifying and nurturing them until they turn into a RFQ is too much work for them. For a real-life example of this lead generation disconnect, read my post, Manufacturers: Don’t Start a Lead Generation Campaign without Sales.

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Content Marketing Tools Series #3 SlideDeck

Ambal's Amusings

Brainshark: Online and Mobile Video Presentation Tool. Normal. 2012-03-15T02:44:00Z. 2012-03-15T02:44:00Z. 10.2625. Clean. Clean. MicrosoftInternetExplorer4. Content Marketing Tools Series #3 SlideDeck. About SlideDeck. It’s not necessary that you have a great content, you present it to people and they readily appreciate it. How you present that content is equally crucial for its success and reach.

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2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.