Sat.Nov 17, 2012 - Fri.Nov 23, 2012

Don’t Be a Social Media Harlot!

Tomorrow People

Why one quality online relationship is worth a whole bunch of 'flings'? Tomorrow People’s Online PR Manager, Ahmed Ahmed , thinks that when it comes to social media, a proper relationship beats a fling any day. Do you get around? Be honest.

Lead Generation: 43% say organic search drives most traffic, but only 29% say it drives most conversions

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet In the MarketingSherpa 2012 Lead Generation Benchmark Report , we asked 1,915 marketers about traffic volume and traffic that converts. Here’s what the data revealed …. Q: Which of the following sources generates the GREATEST VOLUME of traffic coming to your site?

Google Encrypted Search: Measuring the Impact One Year Later

KoMarketing Associates

Last week, KoMarketing Associates covered a study released by Optify , which revealed that organic search terms returning “not provided” keyword results have risen to 39 percent; this change represents a 171 percent growth since last year. The study covered traffic associated with 424 B2B sites.

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Giving (Social) Thanks Should Be An All Year Thing

Marketing Insider Group

I love this time of year! The kids start getting excited knowing that Christmas is not too far away. They dream of lots of presents and start making their list and checking it twice. I also think adults and children enjoy the change in the routine that comes with holidays.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

Don’t Be a Social Media Harlot!

Tomorrow People

Why one quality online relationship is worth a whole bunch of ''flings''? Tomorrow People’s Online PR Manager, Ahmed Ahmed , thinks that when it comes to social media, a proper relationship beats a fling any day. Do you get around? Be honest.

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Building and spending social media equity

Biznology

PowerViews with Bob Kelly: Redesigning Sales Process Basics

ViewPoint

I am pleased to have as my guest today Bob Kelly, the Chairman of The Sales Management Association. SMA promotes professional development, peer networking, best-practice research and thought leadership among professionals who manage, coach and support sales organizations.

The Intersection of SEO and Content Marketing. It’s the Unique Message That Generates Backlinks.

NuSpark

SEO isn’t easy, and as Google’s Panda and Penguin updates continue to evolve, the SEO art form has changed. . In the past it was more science; write generic or re-purposed articles, submit to article and blog directory engines, and capture backlinks. There’s a lot more to back linking of course. .

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Should B2B Marketers Ignore Personal Email Addresses? [CHART]

Modern Marketing

by Jody Mooney | Tweet this In B2B marketing, it is conventional wisdom that contacts with personal (gmail, hotmail, yahoo, aol) email addresses are somehow less valuable than those with corporate email addresses.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

New Developments in B2B Loyalty Marketing

Biznology

Photo credit: Wikipedia. Business marketers have much to gain from retention marketing. Business customers tend to be fewer and more valuable—meaning you can’t afford to lose even one. But how do you keep your customers active and buying from you, versus the competition? How do you prevent defection?

5 Ways B2B Can Learn from B2C Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Buying Cycle Conversion Conversion Optimization Customer Customer Experience Personalization Strategy. Business and consumer brands have traditionally approached marketing from two totally different vantage points.

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The three secrets of employee motivation

Savanta

People matter. A marketer’s our raison d’etre is to understand people and influence their behaviour. And for the majority of agencies supporting marketers, people are essentially what they’re selling – their time, their expertise and the experience they create for clients. . So if you’re building a marketing team or running an agency, motivating and retaining the best people is critical. But what’s the secret?

How to Make Your Presentations Wow Like a TED Talk

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Today’s guest post comes from Steve Farnsworth (who you might know as Steveology ). He’s a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Influencer and an advisor to the TEDxSanJoseCA event. He blogs at The Steveology Blog. TED and TEDx talks are all about shining a bright light of insight onto the seemingly ordinary to uncover the extraordinary. So, how do you capture a little of that magical quality when creating your own presentations?

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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!

10 SEO measurements every marketer should know

Biznology

Photo credit: Danard Vincente. “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll probably end up someplace else,” said Laurence Peter. For any brand doing business on the internet, to get where you want to go, an understanding of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is required.

Pitney Bowes Interaction Optimizer and Dialogue Offer Unified Inbound/Outbound Marketing Campaigns

Customer Experience Matrix

In his classic Harvard Business Review article Marketing Myopia , Theodore Levitt argued that railroad companies could have survived the rise of the automobile had they considered their business to be providing transportation, not running trains. Someone at Pitney Bowes clearly got the message.

The three secrets of employee motivation

Savanta

People matter. A marketer’s our raison d’etre is to understand people and influence their behaviour. And for the majority of agencies supporting marketers, people are essentially what they’re selling – their time, their expertise and the experience they create for clients. So if you’re building a marketing team or running an agency, motivating and retaining the best people is critical. But what’s the secret?

23 Marketing Technologies We’re Thankful For

Modern Marketing

by Christina Pappas | Tweet this Thanksgiving often puts us in a grateful mood. And if you’re in marketing, you have plenty to be thankful for. As technology has advanced marketers have reaped the benefits. In fact, the road to modern marketing has been paved with new technologies. As a result, marketers have far more opportunities to reach a larger set of buyers, find their niche and actually see the results.

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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.

Video — it doesn’t have to be this way

Avitage

Your colleague walks through your office door and announces, “let’s make a video!” ” Quick, what images come to mind? What feelings hit your gut? “We need: cameras, lights, production people, someone to shoot, where, when is it needed, how long will it take, what will it cost, how will we use it, …? This feels […] The post Video — it doesn’t have to be this way appeared first on Avitage. Video Vignettes business video Video vignettes

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5 Easy Black Friday Marketing Tips You Still Have Time For

Cody Ward

Black Friday (November 23, 2012) is going to be the most popular shopping day of the year in the United States and your company has the opportunity to participate. Whether your business is a retail store, local restaurant, or complex B2B software provider, you can take advantage of the hype of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (November 26, 2012). Why are these days important to your business? Customers are in the emotional mindset to spend money.

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Technology Companies Use Marketing Automation to Surpass their Competition

Fathom

Is your company’s wide variety of online marketing tactics and media outlets making your online marketing objectives difficult to track? Marketing automation is a way to organize your many online marketing efforts. It helps score and nurture your leads through … Continue reading → The post Technology Companies Use Marketing Automation to Surpass their Competition appeared first on Fathom. B2B Email Marketing Technology Industry marketing automation

ZenDesk: You Are Their Hero

Sales Intelligence View

ZenDesk knows a thing or two about customer appreciation. They have recently created and hosted an event for that sole purpose. The 2012 Customer Service Hero Tour hit most major cities in the US, kicking off in LA in March and ending in NYC in October.

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.

Video — it doesn’t have to be this way

Avitage

Your colleague walks through your office door and announces, “let’s make a video!” ” Quick, what images come to mind? What feelings hit your gut? “We need: cameras, lights, production people, someone to shoot, where, when is it needed, how long will it take, what will it cost, how will we use it, …? This feels daunting, are we up to this, can we succeed, is it worth it, does this even make sense …? It would be nice, but ….”

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The Evolution of Content Marketing – An SEO View: The US Edition (Part 2)

Modern B2B Marketing

by Kieran Flanagan We are back with the second part of our post “The Evolution of Content Marketing – An SEO View”, this time with our experts from the US.

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How to Use YouTube to Promote Your School

Fathom

YouTube has created an option to help educators reach a wider audience through YouTube EDU. YouTube EDU is a resource that contains high quality educational content worldwide, such as instructional how-to videos and videos from educational institutions. YouTube divides these … Continue reading → The post How to Use YouTube to Promote Your School appeared first on Fathom. Education Industry Video

2 Underused B2B Social Selling Strategies

Sales Intelligence View

Using Memes to Generate Leads. Internet memes have become a huge phenomenon. The Oxford American Dictionary named Gif the 2012 word of the year. Memes and gifs are very easy to consume, take little time to create, and gets shared widely across every type of social network.

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.