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B2B SEO Content Marketing and PR: Two Heads Are Better Than One

KoMarketing Associates

“Thelma and Louise,” a two-headed Texas river turtle, lives in the San Antonio Zoo. You know that old familiar saying, “Two heads are better than one?” Well, it’s true. Back me up on this one, Thelma and Louise!). It’s a concept that’s been with us since the good, ‘ole Sesame Street days.

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Six Steps For Delivering On The New Vision In Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

A recent report by The Economist Intelligence Unit called “ Visions in Marketing ” highlights the innovations in Marketing, marketing strategy and the practical applications of those marketing strategies in forward-thinking companies.

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The Most Important Force for Increasing Leads and Sales


A version of this post previously appeared on MarketingProfs. There’s been a raft of articles recently proclaiming the “consumerization” of all things business: the consumerization of sales, of IT, and of business-to-business (b2b) marketing most prominently.

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What Makes a Good Marketing Platform? Rules for Platformality

Customer Experience Matrix

That Scott Brinker is such a devil. Last month he goaded me into coming up with a framework for relating marketing technology to business strategy , which I''ll present at the MarTech conference in August.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

An Eight-Step Process for Creating Front-Page B2B Industry News

KoMarketing Associates

As a journalism major in college, I often found myself thinking about the dreaded question: “What do you want to do with your journalism degree when you graduate?” Or, as I interpreted it: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

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Out-of-Office: 4 Time-Saving Social Media Tips to Keep Connected

Writing on the Web

How can you use Social Media tips when you’re away from the office for a week? What can you do to stay in touch with your clients when you’re out of town on a trip or vacation? I’ve been playing hooky: I went to a tennis ranch in Texas where we played tennis six hours a day.

Why Marketers Should Stop Telling Stories


I am now back at my office after spending the better part of last week at the Content2Conversion Conference , hosted by DemandGen Repor t in New York City. It was a great two days of connecting with colleagues and hearing from some great content practitioners.

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Google integrating G+ Pages and YouTube Channels


Yes, Vic Gundotra is leaving Google+ and 1,200 Google+ employees are being moved to other parts of the Google , but Google+ isn’t dead. In fact, it’s becoming more and more embedded into everything that is Google.

Lead Generation: How to speak the language of your prospects

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet At Lead Gen Summit 2013, Keith Lincoln, Vice President, SmartBear Software, discussed the importance of speaking the language of your customers, and, more importantly, when to say nothing at all. “If If you’re ever tired of hearing from us,” the email read, “you can opt out.”.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

3 Measurement Points to Help Maximize Your Analysis Strategy

Modern Marketing

by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes courtesy of Dave Liloia , Director Sales Operations and Marketing Automation at Vertafore. Dave is sales and marketing geek who believes that any problem can be solved by asking the right questions first.

Transforming Your Demand Generation is More Than Improving Skills


There is little doubt that the role of marketing is changing at light speed and many organizations are looking for ways to change and improve to keep up. One of the key areas of CMO-focus in response to this change has been to attempt to acquire the right skill set, a more modern marketing skill set. While acquiring the right skill set is proving to be a challenge for CMO’s, it is not the only place they should be focusing.

5 warning signs that your website sucks


Does your website suck? I’m not asking to be mean. Really. Building a website that meets the needs of your business and your customers is a tricky balancing act. You want to project a robust, yet friendly brand. You want to make sure the site is usable, but also good looking.

5 Insights To Increase Revenue with Big Data and Social Selling [Infographic]

Crimson Marketing

We live in the Big Data era. The volume and variety of data available to marketers from internal sales records and public records, sophisticated marketing analytics applications, social media and a. The post 5 Insights To Increase Revenue with Big Data and Social Selling [Infographic] appeared first on. Corporate Marketing Infographics

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!

5 Tips For Creating Global Marketing and Branded Content

Modern Marketing

by Heike Neumann | Tweet this P&G is the source for recent uproar in Germany’s media landscape initiated by a special edition of one of their well-known laundry detergents.

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Getting started with Content Marketing

Direct Response Coach

Content marketing can be very intimidating. It’s such a broad topic that covers a range of activities like web content, blog content, gated content, search engine optimization, keywords, lead capture, email follow up and social media. There’s too much to know and too much to do.

Eight ideas for building a website that works


Your website needs to work. That’s obvious. But what does “working” really mean? Well, probably just as obviously, that will depend on what your website does and how it fits into your overall marketing.

What Type of B2B Leads Do You Have: IQLs, MQLs, or SQLs?

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer You''ve got leads, but are you focusing on the most promising ones? Use this simple approach to more profitably prioritize your B2B sales efforts. One of the most important roles for B2B marketers is lead generation.

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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.

New Benchmark Conversion Rates for Lead Stages [Infographic]

Modern Marketing

by Eloqua | Tweet this Maribeth Ross, Chief Content Officer and Marketing Effectiveness and Strategy analyst at the Aberdeen Group, recently released new research on how Best-in-Class companies are measuring and reporting conversion through lead stages.

Jumpstart Industrial Content Marketing with Application Notes

Industrial Marketing Today

Application Notes or App Notes are very effective and can help you jumpstart your industrial content marketing, especially if you are stuck because of lack of content. Application Notes are closely related to Case Studies but they are not the same. I’ve heard some people refer to them as white papers. IMO, there’s a difference [.] The post Jumpstart Industrial Content Marketing with Application Notes by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. This is only a content summary.

The end of the digital free lunch


Your social media marketing campaign may become a lot more expensive in 2015. Thank Tom Wheeler for that. In the early days of social media, brands rushed to market their products through the social networks because they could reach targeted audiences for free. Or so they thought.

How to Do a Landing Page A/B Test and Measure Results


If you have not implemented an A/B Testing program for your landing pages you may be missing out on a valuable opportunity to for conversion rate optimization. Although the name implies there are only two versions, A/B Testing compares the success rate for multiple variations of a single landing page. A/B Testing has recently gained in popularity simply due to the fact that it works. A/B Testing Basics.

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.

Mute Represents Everything Wrong with Twitter Today

Digital B2B Marketing

Finally, you can mute on Twitter. Everything that’s wrong with Twitter has been fixed confirmed. If you don’t want to see what someone Tweets, unfollow them. If they are spamming with mentions, favorites or retweets, block them. If that isn’t enough, report them for spam. But mute?

#BADMarketing from DIESEL

Crimson Marketing

If this is what happens while wearing these Diesel shoes, we’ll have to pass on them! Does this make you want to purchase these sneakers? Image: Courtesy of SalesHQ. The post #BADMarketing from DIESEL appeared first on. BADMarketing

Link building basics: Niche analysis


Link building is a bit of a specialized industry, but it remains important in online marketing campaigns. Search engines can drive highly relevant, qualified traffic. These are people who are actively seeking out information, products and services your website can provide.

Infographic: Online Advertising Trends for Education


This year Fathom Education released its first EDU Standard Marketing Report , summarizing all the latest important stats for higher ed in Q1 2014.

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.