Sat.Dec 01, 2012 - Fri.Dec 07, 2012

Predatory Thinking - Welcome a New Breed of Marketers

Tomorrow People

What is predatory thinking? And how can it help you produce killer strategy? Peter Winter, Performance Consultant at Tomorrow People , says that there are two stages to producing a strategy. First: you need to understand the problem. Then, thinking like a predator can produce the solution.

Your 2013 Social Media Strategy: Grow a Pair.

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

First I would like to explain this strange headline to my international readers. “Grow a pair” (not ot be confused with “grow a pear”) is American slang for stepping up to be tough and bold. Now, on with the show.

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23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity

The Future of Marketing Is Extreme

Digital B2B Marketing

Louder. Bigger. Sexier. Shocking And just maybe: More Useful We are inundated by marketing today. In a bid to stand out in the sea of marketing competing for our attention, marketing continues to move to the extremes. The future will push the boundaries of what we accept and expect in marketing.

The Content Marketing Pyramid

The Ultimate Framework To Develop & Execute Your Content Marketing Strategy

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The 2013 Marketing Predictions Post: Content Marketing And Social Business

B2B Marketing Insider

In my Marketing Prediction post from last year, I did not break any new ground when I predicted that 2012 would be all about social, content and mobile.

What is Responsive Design?

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Today’s guest post comes from Richard Hill , VP & Practice Lead, Marketing Automation at Eloqua agency partner Quarry Integrated Communications , and co-author of “The Savvy Marketer’s Guide to Responsive Web Design”. You’ve seen the stats. Smart phones are everywhere.

Research shows that Pinterest is big, it’s bad, and it’s for real

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

A new report from The Social Habi t focuses on revelations about Pinterest and if you weren’t a “pinner” before, it might be time to get in the game!

13 Free Design Tools for Visual Marketers on a Budget

Hubspot

They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but let's be honest. a pretty cover sure doesn’t hurt.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

A framework comprising of best practices to consider and red flags to avoid.

SEO is the Top Skill for Digital Marketers

Biznology

Image via CrunchBase. In case you didn’t know, I am IBM’s representative to the Google Tech Council, a consortium of B2B tech search engine marketing (SEM) leaders. We meet quarterly at Google’s offices to share best practices and new innovations in SEM.

The 4 Mary Meeker Slides Every Marketer Should See

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Every year, entrepreneurs, investors and businesses wait for analysis from Mary Meeker. Who is Meeker? A former securities analyst, Meeker is a venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

5 Essential tools to attract a relevant audience to your blog

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Ian Cleary, {grow} Contributing Columnist. It is not difficult to drive traffic to your site but what’s the point if visitors don’t stay around and read your blog post, sign up to your email list or buy your product or service?

How to Set SMART Marketing Goals for 2013 [TEMPLATE]

Hubspot

It's the most wonderful time of the year! A time for baking cookies, strategically choosing which gift to select in your office Yankee Swap, and, hopefully, letting some of that strategy pour over into your 2013 planning and goal setting. But wait!

The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

3 Ways To Use the Value of a Like or Follow

Digital B2B Marketing

Dan Zarella and Hubspot gave the “what is your social media audience worth” pot a good stir last week. It doesn’t matter if you like Hubspot’s formula or not (at least not for this article).

Google+ and SEO: How G+ Can Optimize Your Content and Improve Search Results in 5 Easy Steps

Marketri

Ever since I became a content marketer, Google+ has been a bit of an enigma. At first, people questioned whether it would be the social network to battle Facebook and usurp Mark Zuckerberg’s throne.

What the State of Social Media Today Means for 2013 Marketing Plans

Biznology

Photo credit: Great British Chefs. Two new reports on the state of social media and the internet from Nielsen and Mary Meeker should be required reading for digital marketers. As you plan your digital media marketing strategy for 2013, you might want to consider some of these usage statistics.

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6 Tips for Creating Content That Spreads Naturally

Hubspot

We’ve all been there -- you hit publish on a blog post and expect the social shares, page views, and agreeable comments to start rolling in. But sometimes you get pure silence -- crickets, even -- in response.

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Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales.

5 Content Marketing Lessons from Guns N Roses

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jason Miller A few weeks ago I went to see Guns N Roses perform in Las Vegas. It was an amazing show and brought me back to the days when I used to celebrate this band’s entire catalog.

Top B2B Content Marketing Tactics for 2013

B2B Marketing Traction

A recent study of over 1400 B2B marketers showed what tactics they are planning to use to generate more content in 2013. I compared the 2013 results to 2012, and found some interesting factoids. What is changing in B2B Content Marketing from 2012 to 2013?

Upgrade your lame agency website into your social media brand HQ

Biznology

Image via CrunchBase. At the end of the day, none of us own anything we do on Facebook, Twitter , Pinterest, Google +. What we do own is our own properties. No matter how many hours I spend at the Java Shack or Peregrine Espresso, I am just a customer.

8 Insightful Marketing Predictions for 2013 and Beyond

Hubspot

It's that time of year again! 2013 is on the horizon, so whip out your crystal balls, marketers -- it's time to make some predictions about what's in store for next year. Don't have one handy? That's cool. You don't need to be clairvoyant to make a prediction or two.

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Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

Each year B2B organizations spend more than $5.2 billion on content creation.

Direct Mail vs. Email

Direct Response Coach

On the surface, this seems like a no-brainer. Email is faster, easier and cheaper than direct mail. End of story. Right? Well, not so fast. It’s more complicated than that. Let’s take a closer look. —————– I should confess to a little bias here.

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Shaping Marketing Budgets for 2013 with Growth in Mind

Fathom

‘Tis the season to budget! It is 2013 budgeting time, and I just got out of a meeting with our CFO. Thankfully, I survived.

Stepping Outside of Bounds: Taking a Broader Marketing Perspective

Biznology

Photo credit: Christopher S. In a recent blog, Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, talked about the differences between professional allies and acquaintances.

What's the Deal With This Whole 'Context Marketing' Thing?

Hubspot

Several years ago (in internet years, anyway) it became clear to some marketers that one of the best ways to capture market share was through creating amazing content.

Customer Success and Marketing Alignment: The Key to Unlocking Customer Advocacy

Most B2B companies say the customer experience is a priority, but their teams are not prepared or coordinated enough to make this a reality.

What B2B Marketers Can Learn About Social Media From The US Air Force

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer B2B marketers who adopt top-flight social media policies and best practices can lift their profile, generate better quality leads and grow their business.

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Thriving in the Pressure Cooker: 5 tips for optimize your time, knowledge for better lead gen

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet It’s year-end. For marketers and sales professionals, the pressure cooker we live in all year is turned up a few notches. What’s awesome about actual pressure cookers is that you can get great results from them. They cook as much as ten times faster than conventional cooking methods.

Optimizing Twitter for Lead Generation

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jason Miller Think of Twitter as the water cooler for B2B marketing professionals: It’s a vibrant community where businesses can prospect leads and congregate as thought leaders to discuss relevant industry topics.

Do People REALLY Click on the Links in Your Blog Posts?

Hubspot

Internal linking is an oft-cited inbound marketing best practice. A couple reasons. First, there's the SEO value you get from it: If you want to boost a page's credibility, linking to it from other pages on your site should help Google understand that particular page is important.

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5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results