Sat.May 18, 2013 - Fri.May 24, 2013

Digital Marketing: How to craft a value proposition in 5 simple steps

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet This week, I’ve joined marketers from around the world in Athens Americana – Boston, Mass. for MarketingSherpa and MarketingExperiments Optimization Summit 2013.

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What B2B Trade Show Attendees REALLY Want From Exhibitors

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer In a comprehensive trade show study, the thing an exhibitor can provide attendees that has the highest correlation with purchase intent is new learning. Not models and promotional products. If you’ve attended enough trade shows, you’ve seen them.

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Search: Moving Beyond Your Website in 2013

KoMarketing Associates

When we think of SEO, we think about the big three search engines (Google, Yahoo, and Bing) and how well our website(s) perform in the results of these search engines. It makes sense.

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Marketing And The Internet Of Things

Marketing Insider Group

Talk about Big Data! Did you know there are already almost twice as many “things” connected on the internet than people? And that number is projected to rise to 50 Billion connected devices by 2020. This phenomenon is called the “internet of things,” “Machine-to-Machine” or “ M2M ,” communications.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Marketing Communications Managers Must Know the Sales Quotas!

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. How can marketing communications managers know how much interest to generate if they don’t know their salespeople’s quotas?

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Asking is essential in social media marketing

Biznology

I know I promised a comprehensive HOWTO in last week’s blog post, Your social campaign needs 1000x followers but I was spending time with NPR over the weekend, as heard through WAMU 88.5FM here in DC, and TED Radio Hour came on, titled “Giving It Away” so I had to discuss this instead this week.

Guest Blogging: Just How Important Is It?

Writing on the Web

Having guest bloggers post content for your blog can be a great tool to get more readers to visit your site. Typically, guest blogging involves a good deal of cross-promotion, which can be beneficial for all parties involved.

Good Reads for B2B Marketing - Respect Your Competition

ViewPoint

Online content in the sales and marketing industries is dynamic and constantly changing. The Marketing Sphere represents recent good reads from our digital circles about B2B marketing selected by PointClear colleagues. Michael Chassen''s Rules for Authentic B2B Communications.

Selligent Brings a New B2C Marketing Automation Option to the U.S.

Customer Experience Matrix

I’m writing this post on my old DOS-based WordPerfect software, to get in the proper mood for discussing business-to-consumer marketing automation.*

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Penguin 2.0 Rolls Out This Summer: Please Calm Down

Biznology

Image via CrunchBase. Matt Cutts and the rest of the Google webspam fighting team decided they’d give everyone in the industry a heart attack last week with Matt Cutts latest video. In this longer than average video, Cutts discusses some of things that Penguin 2.0

Find Out How Your Efforts Stack Up with the Modern Marketer Scorecard

Modern Marketing

by Eloqua | Tweet this Marketers are operating in an ever-evolving classroom. To compete for buyer’s attention, marketers are expanding their strategies to deliver more focused, compelling customer communications that can be measured, refined, and mapped back to organizational objectives.

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Just Be Real: 8 Tips to Sell More Effectively

Crimson Marketing

“No one’s going to buy without first developing a trusting relationship.” ” Nothing could be more true. It doesn’t matter what you’re selling, there has to be TRUST before anything else happens. So how do we get started?

Customer Data Platforms: My New Whitepaper Explains the Excitement

Customer Experience Matrix

You may have noticed that I''ve been uncharacteristically aggressive in promoting the Customer Data Platform concept.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Is it even possible to destroy your reputation today?

Biznology

Photo credit: Wikipedia. A lot of what we discuss in the online space surrounds the idea of building, maintaining, and, ultimately, protecting our online reputation. The same basic principles apply for both the individual and the brand.

How To Predict Conversion Rates From Lead to Close With an ‘Exit Criteria’

Modern Marketing

by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note: Today’s blog comes courtesy of Jeff Hoffman , the author of Your Sales MBA™, “Why You? Why You Now?™”, ”, and The Seven Basho Strategies™ sales training programs. The Founder of Basho and M.J.

Friday Inspiration

Crimson Marketing

Opportunities come in all shapes and sizes. If we’re spending too much time thinking or analyzing, we’re not taking action. When we do not take action, we may miss the opportunity. Don’t be afraid to take action! Have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone!

Amazon vs. Wal-Mart: How Online Strategy Can Meet In-Store Opportunity

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Commerce eCommerce Strategy. When Wal-Mart announced plans to use its retail locations to fulfill online orders last week, the media and business community broke into a collective game of word association. The word? Amazon.

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The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Don’t Be a Burden: 4 Steps to Great Guest Blog Posts

Biznology

Excellent blogger outreach programs are about more than great content – you need to be great to work with too. Take a look at these tips for becoming a guest that other bloggers invite back over and over. Content marketing takes many forms and one of the more popular approaches is through blogging.

6 Ways to Eliminate the Demand Gen Blame Game

Modern Marketing

by contributor | Tweet this. Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes courtesy of Frank Donny , founder and CEO of Marseli , a marketing and sales analytics and performance measure software company.

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Silverpop Announces Universal Behaviors to Provide Better Cross Channel Customer Experience

Customer Experience Matrix

At their annual Amplify conference last week, Silverpop unveiled the culmination of a two year project that conveniently matches the Customer Data Platform (CDP) concept I’ve been describing for the past month. While the timing is just coincidental, Silverpop’s Universal Behaviors provide more evidence that a new breed of system is emerging.

How to Create and Market a ‘Cool’ Product with Social Media

Crimson Marketing

We all wonder what is the next big thing? How will it affect our lives, how will it affect the world? And once it’s here, what do we do about it? These cool kids on the block, the got-to-have them products, speak to our sense of self and identity.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

9 Must-Have Content Assets for Successful Industrial Websites

Industrial Marketing Today

Compiling any kind of list is always risky because we all have our own preferences and there is no way someone else’s list can satisfy everyone. This is my list [.]. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. Content Marketing Inbound Marketing Industrial Websites engineering videos Industrial Marketing website content

Google’s Big Secret: What Search Engine Marketing Will Look Like Next Year

Biznology

Image via CrunchBase. Search just ain’t what it used to be. Search engines used to be about helping customers find information. But new products like Google Now, Google Glass, and the redesigned Google Maps are beginning to flip the script, moving to an environment where information finds your customers instead.

Why Jargon Could Be Your Worst Enemy

Fathom

Copywriters, marketers and brand ambassadors of the world, listen up. Jargon might just be your worst enemy. We think using industry terminology or jargon makes us look smarter, but sometimes it can have completely opposite effects and make even the most well-written piece ineffective.

How Do Your Contact Engagement Initiatives Stack Up? [CHART]

Modern Marketing

by Joel Rothman | Tweet this To make the most of every contact interaction, it’s critical for marketers to consider how activities transpire across the entire funnel. Contact activity is an important metric in terms of Marketing Qualified Lead (MQL) generation and conversion.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!