Sat.Oct 13, 2012 - Fri.Oct 19, 2012

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve. Should you include Pinterest in your mix? Increase use of video marketing? Is blogging coming back or trailing off?

The Social Business Imperative

Marketing Insider Group

What is the value of a social business? How do we become one? Can you create one? Or is it more about culture, motivation and the enablement of social forces already in play in today’s workforce?

A Tour of Online Display Advertising; DSP, DMP, RTB, Ad Exchanges

NuSpark

Ever wonder how a banner ad finds you? Nowadays, exposure to banner ads continues to be rising. With Facebook getting into the exchange business, it’s time to briefly review the display industry, focusing on demand side platforms, and how those ads appear on the websites you read.

Microsoft Buys Marketing Automation Vendor MarketingPilot: Start of Something Big?

Customer Experience Matrix

Microsoft today announced the acquisition of marketing management system vendor MarketingPilot , which will become part of its Dynamics CRM group. Financial terms were not disclosed. MarketingPilot is best described as integrated marketing management for mid-tier companies.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

Lead Generation: 81% of marketers use email marketing

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet We surveyed 1,915 marketers for the 2012 MarketingSherpa Lead Generation Benchmark Report , and asked them about their most widely used lead gen practices. Here is what the data says…. Which of the following lead generation tactics does your organization currently use? Click to enlarge.

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Outsourcing your social media isn’t all or nothing

Biznology

I just got off the phone with Andrea Howard, president of Social Media Maxima after having reached out to her on behalf of Reputation.com. While I was boning up on what her agency did, I fell in love!

Question B2B SEO Tactics That Don’t Involve Strategic Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

A client emailed me this weekend with a message about a potential guest blogger for their website. The blogger’s proposal was written concisely, the objective clearly stated, and the message illustrated a basic understanding of the client’s website initiatives. However, we turned the guest blogger down because the individual’s experience did not reflect any affiliation or relationship (direct or indirect) with the organization’s industry and market.

How to Make the Phone Ring: Turn Prospective Customers into Paying Ones

Tomorrow People

We've all been there. Work's crazy, business is booming and you've been run off your feet to such an extent you've had to send your shoes in for a retread. All's looking rosy and projected growth levels and revenue targets are increasingly within sight.

What to Know Before You Start Your Blog

Webbiquity

Guest post by Darcy Leutkemeyer. Whether you’re starting a business, documenting your travels or writing for self-expression, transferring great ideas to the Web is a step-by-step process.

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

Secrets of Social Media ROI Revealed by 166 Case Studies

Biznology

Yesterday’s Biznology Webinar by our blogger Rob Peterson was about measuring Social Media ROI. “How How do I measure social media return on investment (ROI)?”

Everyone is Talking about Social CRM. Few are Doing It.

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this If your organization hasn’t adopted social CRM , don’t feel so bad. Most folks are in the same boat as you. Social CRM may seem like the topic du jour, but in reality most of the market isn’t adopting the principles or technology needed to truly make it work.

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Not Just a Pretty Face: Moving Your Website from Cosmetic to Strategic [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tomorrow People

"Build it and they will come." Many businesses think all they need is a website (sparkly or non-sparkly) for internet domination. Yet some 41% of businesses do not use any optimisation techniques to improve search engine rankings.

How Buyer Personas Can Sharpen B2B Marketing

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer B2B marketers who develop a composite picture of the real people who buy, or might buy their products can form a bond of customer trust that most rivals can not overcome.

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!

Winning The War: Content Marketing Adoption Widens

Biznology

Content page-2 (Photo credit: Wikipedia). Photo credit: jrhode. We’re winning the war. Content marketing is being integrated more frequently and more fully by marketers of every stripe and size.

How to Make Your Data Squeaky Clean

Modern Marketing

by Sylvia Jensen | Tweet this Data can get out of hand. No question it’s a valuable part of your marketing, but sometimes it can feel like a big mess. But you don’t need to throw your hands in air. Some of the data you think is useless can be revived.

B2B Display Ads with Demographic Targeting: Why Doesn’t Google Do This?

The Point

Infor Epiphany Marketing and Interaction Advisor: Good Examples of B2C Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

Epiphany was one of the high-fliers of an earlier marketing automation boom: launched in 1997 with an initial public offering in 1999, it traded stock for a variety of customer management systems before its price collapsed.

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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.

More Marketing Will Be Outsourced in 2013

B2B Marketing Traction

More businesses are considering outsourcing staff in the future, according to a study by Randstad. What does this mean for business owners and marketers? The study included a survey by Harris Interactive involving 225 HR managers and 2,035 employed adults.

3 of the Biggest Challenges for Asset Management Marketers

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this There are common principles that define all of marketing. Who can forget the four P’s , after all? But when you drill down – industry by industry – you’ll find unique challenges.

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Who’s going to stock the pond?

Avitage

I love to look for paradox in life. Take content, for example. Content creation is undergoing a major shift from a few, centrally managed professionals, to many people, through out the organization, with varying skills, process understanding and techniques, who aren’t often managed in this process at all. And yet, we wonder why this content “sucks.”

Google finally gives you a way to escape Negative SEO

Biznology

Image via CrunchBase. Some of you might have a high opinion of SEO people. (C’mon, C’mon, aren’t there a couple of you out there?) If you have that high opinion, then don’t read this story, because there a few people who are less than ethical out there. Google had an announcement this week that has been a long time coming–you can now disavow links to your site. Some of you might be asking, why would you ever want to do that? Links to your site are good, right?

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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.

Is Blogging Right for Every Industrial Company?

Industrial Marketing Today

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How Social Collaboration Can Change the 80/20 Rule [CHART]

Modern Marketing

by Egan Cheung | Tweet this If you are not already familiar with the 80/20 rule, or the Pareto Principle, it is a common rule of thumb applied in business to prioritize what 20% of causes can deliver 80% of the desired outcome.

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Marketing’s Wish List to the Sales Department

ViewPoint

James Obermayer, Executive Director and CEO of the Sales Lead Management Association and President of Sales Leakage Consulting is a regular guest blogger with ViewPoint. "So So what do you want from your salespeople?” I asked the marketing manager. Little did I know that she would launch into a stream-of-consciousness, pre-Christmas/New Year’s/birthday gift list that she had apparently been holding back to regurgitate at just the right moment. It was awesome. I could not write fast enough.

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“I don’t use Twitter because I don’t care what you had for lunch”

Biznology

Image via CrunchBase. For those of us who do use Twitter, how many times have you heard that one? Somewhere along the way, it became the fashionable way to sidestep the real question, “If your customers are on Twitter, why aren’t you?” ” Now, if you aren’t in marketing, what you do with your time is purely up to you. If you think Twitter is a waste of time and want to avoid it, that’s fine.

5 Imperatives of a Rockstar ABM Program

Speaker: Danny Nail, Sr. Director, Head of Global Account Based Marketing, SAP

Want to get started with ABM, but not sure where to begin? It's all about understanding: understanding your customers, understanding on an organizational level what your definitions, approaches, and ideal outcomes are, and having the understanding - and support - of your stakeholders. Join Danny Nail, Head of Global Account Based Marketing at SAP and SAP Marketer of the Year, as he explains five concrete steps your organization can take to achieve ABM excellence.