Sat.Feb 16, 2013 - Fri.Feb 22, 2013

PowerViews with Bob Perkins: Inside Sales is Here to Stay

ViewPoint

My guest today is Bob Perkins, Founder of AA-ISP and Vice President of Inside Sales at Merrill Datasite. Bob shared his perspective on how inside sales strategies have grown in popularity as companies strive to improve customer service and boost sales as efficiently as possible.

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Is Thought Leadership The Future of Marketing?

Marketing Insider Group

In our last interview, Steve McKee asked if Big Data was the future of marketing. In previous interviews, Doug Kessler talked about creating a content culture , Todd Wheatland predicted that content and technology would combine to drive the future of marketing.

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Which Downton Abbey Characters Would Survive as Modern B2B Marketers?

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer. Amidst the revolution in the modern B2B marketing world, many executives and their marketing world view remain stuck in the past, while others are evolving and thriving. Here's how you can reign supreme.

SEO: 3 Things Journalists and Bloggers Can Learn

Writing on the Web

From what I see, many bloggers aren’t using hyperlinks when they publish blog posts. Worse, in some cases, they aren’t teaching writers about this in online writing courses. I just attended a week-long writer’s conference in San Miguel.

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!

Top Takeaways for B2B Marketers from The Complete Social Media Community Manager’s Guide

KoMarketing Associates

Marty Weintraub and Lauren Litwinka, our friends over at AimClear , recently published The Complete Social Media Community Manager’s Guide: Essential Tools and Tactics for Business Success.

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Tomorrow People Leaves Salesforce.com in Favour of Workbooks CRM

Tomorrow People

Tomorrow People has selected British Cloud CRM provider Workbooks.com to replace its Salesforce.com CRM system after two years of using the Salesforce Professional Edition. Tomorrow People will use Workbooks to manage its customer details and interactions.

Learnings From A Content Strategy Hangout

Avitage

I “watched” last week’s Google+ Hangout lead by the team at Velocity Partners in the UK: Content That Stands Out: A Content Strategy Google+ Hangout. The link will take you to the recorded show, or click the video image below.

Mea maxima culpa marketing

Biznology

Something’s always going to go wrong. Murphy’s law demands it. It is your mandatory tithe into the Universe. This is true about everything. I guess character is what shows when things go wrong. And it’s what you do when things don’t go right that defines you.

Sales and Marketing: The technology behind CRM

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Customer relationship management (CRM) is defined a number of different ways. However, the most expansive definition takes a total end-to-end look at every interaction a person has with a company from simply becoming aware of the company at the very top of the sales funnel, all the way through customer service contact after the final conversion to a closed deal.

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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.

3 Ways Interactive Content Can Boost Email Performance

Modern Marketing

by contributor | Tweet this Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Seth Lieberman, CEO of SnapApp , a marketing platform used by companies to create interactive content to generate leads and drive revenue across the web, mobile, social and email.

Why Your Business Should Go Mobile

Cody Ward

Originally posted here at USSCOSpeaks.com It is not surprising that mobile searches have grown four times since 2010 (Google Mobile Optimization Webinar, 2011). Take a look around at all the devices that have been released out into the marketplace.

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Do we care if web content is “above the fold”?

Biznology

Photo credit: Wikipedia. When I started working at Page One Power as a fresh faced link builder, one of the first terms that caught my ear like a poor cast was the term “above the fold.”

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LinkedIn Recommendations: Why Less is More

B2B Marketing Traction

What is the right number of LinkedIn recommendations on your profile? Should you have 5? Most professionals I know suggest fewer quality recommendations over quantity. Of course, this depends on your level of experience and the number of positions you’ve held.

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.

8 Ways To Use Vine To Engage With Video

Modern Marketing

by Amanda Batista | Tweet this Video is perhaps one of the most challenging marketing channels, because we understand the value of it, want to do more of it, but without the bandwidth or expertise, it often ends up on the never-ending marketer’s wish list. You’ve probably heard of Vine by now.

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How the Irreplaceable Past Affects Sales and Marketing Performance!

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. Ben Franklin said, “Time lost is never found again.” Yet it isn’t the time lost but the things unaccomplished in that time which become a huge problem for sales and marketing people. Let’s take a look at how this affects Sales and Marketing. The Principle of the Irreplaceable Past.

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Google’s Enhanced Search Campaigns: What You Need to Know

Biznology

Photo credit: Search Influence. Not long after I talked about building search campaigns that convert , Google rolled out its “Enhanced Campaigns” feature. Designed to integrate mobile campaigns into AdWords more completely, the change has been met with a number of questions and concerns.

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Responsive Web Design Becoming Important to Industrial Companies

Industrial Marketing Today

Lately I have been fielding a lot of questions about responsive web design from companies that are planning an industrial website redesign. In case you are wondering what the heck [.]. 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.]. Industrial Websites Website Design & Development Industrial Marketing Mobile marketing Responsive design Responsive web design Website redesign

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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.

Which Types of YouTube Videos Garner the Most New Subscribers? [CHART]

Modern Marketing

by Andrew Stanbridge | Tweet this. In previous Charts of the Week, we’ve focused on how YouTube videos are an important channel being used for documentation and product support.

HubSpot Reports 82% Revenue Growth

Customer Experience Matrix

HubSpot released its 2012 Year in Review today, reporting 82% revenue growth, to $52.5 million. Number of clients grew by 42%, to 8,440. The figures are in line with my expectations, so they don't require any adjustments to my previous estimates of industry size or growth rate.

16 case studies prove ROI of mobile marketing

Biznology

Photo credit: Wikipedia. Are you paying attention to your mobile marketing yet? After years of being the next big thing, mobile might finally be the current big thing. But there is a big problem–most people don’t know how to prove it. A joint study by the ANA (Association of National Advertisers) and MediaVest shows marketers are excited about opportunities for mobile marketing but frustrated about the ability to prove return on investment (ROI). Are you one of them?

Tomorrow People Leaves Salesforce.com in Favour of Workbooks CRM

Tomorrow People

Tomorrow People has selected British Cloud CRM provider Workbooks.com to replace its Salesforce.com CRM system after two years of using the Salesforce Professional Edition. Tomorrow People will use Workbooks to manage its customer details and interactions.

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.

Why Facebook Ads Can Be a Great Alternative to Google AdWords

Fathom

With all this fuss these days around Google AdWords Enhanced Campaigns, advertisers might consider testing more of their digital advertising budget through other advertising channels, such as Facebook Ads.

5 Steps to Humanize Your Brand

Crimson Marketing

Humanizing your brand builds brand/customer loyalty by allowing you to create an emotional connection with your customers. We recently ran across an article with these 5 steps to help guide you in the process: Have a plan. Know thyself. Create brand ambassadors and evangelists.

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Digital Marketing on a Vine–Twitter’s New Video Venue

Biznology

Image via CrunchBase. Twitter’s new Vine has some social media and marketing experts tumbling with excitement. Within a month of its launch, it’s already being declared the next big thing in digital media marketing. But is it, really? How long does it take you to tell your brand’s story? Can you do it in just six-seconds? In video? With sound? Does 140 characters suddenly seem excessive? Welcome to Twitter’s visual challenge.

SEO Has Changed, So Stop Your Whining

B2B Marketing Traction

SEO constantly changes, but in the last few years it’s changed significantly. SEO changes used to be mostly about keeping up with algorithm changes. Google algorithms, Yahoo algorithms, etc.

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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!