Sat.Jan 25, 2014 - Fri.Jan 31, 2014

6 Stats B2B Marketers Must Pay Attention To in 2014

KoMarketing Associates

We are a month into the new year and there have already been some great studies released (be sure to check out our industry news section for the latest). While most businesses have laid out their marketing strategy and set their budgets, some of the latest facts and figures may have them rethinking current initiatives. From mobile marketing to content curation and revenue data, here are six statistics B2B marketers must pay attention to in 2014: 1.

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Value Proposition: What motivates prospects to buy from you?

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet One day at the office, I decided to put a dollar bill on my cubicle wall. When people walked by, they would ask why I was putting money on my wall. My initial response was that I simply like money. Surprisingly, a couple of people added their own dollar bills to my wall. I don’t really know why they did it, but the dollar wall ended up with about 10 dollar bills on it within a week or two. Change drives growth. Then, my wall became stagnant.


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Is The Corporate Website Dead?

Marketing Insider Group

According to a few trend watchers, some research, and a some live examples, the corporate website as we know it may be ready for some disruptive evolution. . To put it more plainly, the corporate website may be dying a slow and painful death. Corporate website visits for most large brands is declining. Your best content is lost among too much product promotion.

3 Strategic Content Measures Every Marketer Should Take


by Amanda Batista | Tweet this Content is the most critical component that enables marketers to interact and engage with our audiences. The role of content spans across all phases of interaction and at every stage of discussion. In each of our communications we are constantly producing, sharing, and encouraging our audiences to associate with specific content.

Your New Schematic for Next-Level Sales Coaching & Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, President of B2bTrainers

The term “sales enablement” applies to a dizzying array of best practices and technologies. In addition, there is tremendous competitive pressure not to fall behind. No matter where you are in your current sales enablement strategy, one thing is key: success ultimately rides on the habits of your sales managers & marketers. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk will lay out an in-depth schematic for your next-level sales coaching, demonstrate the key activities that comprise success, and walk you through several examples of sales coaching cadences that apply to all salesforce sizes.

Mike Volpe, HubSpot CMO: The Path To Personalized Marketing Automation [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

There’s no denying that marketing is increasingly picking up the pace towards a more technological future. Investments in marketing technology and automation will only continue to rise. With this uncharted future on the horizon, how do you determine the best way for you to use and leverage technology in marketing?

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Are You Marketing Like Groundhog Day? Bill Murray’s Advice For Brands

Marketing Insider Group

This Sunday is not only Superbowl Sunday, and the day we get to see all those expensive ads, it is also Groundhog Day. Here in Pennsylvania, that is kind of a big deal. Maybe even more so since we’ve had 2 or 3 “polar vortex” events and a whole bunch of snow in the last month. So trust me when I say that we are all looking for an early spring.

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3 More Trigger Marketing Tips To Improve Engagement


by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note : Today’s post comes courtesy of Josh Haynam , the co-founder of Interact, a platform for creating lead capture quizzes. He frequently writes about using content effectively and getting the most from it. Follow Josh on Twitter @jhaynam. What makes you take action? Why do we choose to click on some offers but not others? Welcome to part two of a series about trigger marketing tips for interactions that persuade people to make a move.

6 Tips for Easy Ebook Promotion with Social Media

Writing on the Web

with Social Media" src="[link] width="300" height="300" title="6 Tips for Easy Ebook Promotion with Social Media" /> Producing expert ebooks has never been simpler, and promoting them has never been easier. Really? Yes, I did say “easier.”. Since social media has come into being, the way you promote your expert ebook is, in fact, a whole lot easier. It’s not just about promoting your ebook, it’s about promoting YOU! Yes, you are the expert, not the ebook.

Google unmasks the anonymous with Google Authorship


ANONYMOUS (Photo credit: Andrewww26). Google has a goal in mind and it has more to do with visitor identification as it relates to targeted advertising than it has to do with improving the quality, speed, or usefulness of searching or finding. This demands drawing out as many anonymous visitors as possible. This includes members with false names, stage names, brand names, noms de plume, and noms de guerre. Google wants to triangulate real name with as much online behavior as possible.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

A Lack of Content Marketing Strategy Impedes Demand Generation


Once again 2014 will be a year that Content Marketing is front and center for a majority of B2B marketing departments. While the buzz about content marketing continues, it still seems to be quite a challenge for most marketers. According to The 2014 Marketing Score Report by PR 20/20 “Organizations are missing opportunities to generate and nurture leads due to enormous gaps in their content marketing programs.”.

More New Systems Challenge the Marketing Automation Status Quo

Customer Experience Matrix

Last week’s post looked at newer marketing automation systems that focused on small businesses. They shared a similar approach of offering limited features in exchange for lower cost: messaging was largely limited to emails (except in Salesformics ) and campaign flows were basically linear. The general notion is that small businesses are finding existing marketing automation products too hard to use and would be happy with something simpler, especially if it costs less.

6 Easy Tips to Be a Better Blog Writer

Writing on the Web

How can you get to be a better, faster blog writer ? Did the job of blogging or writing fall into your lap? Or have you been a professional writer for some time, who’s now transitioned into blogging for yourself or a business? Bloggers come from all walks of life, that’s one thing that I know for sure. Whether you’re a professional writer or not, here are some tips on how to be more productive and efficient when it comes to writing.

Marketing automation is not marketing strategy


(Photo credit: Wikipedia). Too often, these days, I am hearing B2B marketers mouth claims like “We got this new [fill in the brand] automation tool, so now we can reduce headcount.” Or, “Once this automation system is installed, it will take our marketing to the next level.” This worries me. Marketers sometimes see automation as a silver bullet. But it’s only a tool. Marketing automation doesn’t identify your best target audiences. It can’t develop value propositions.

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The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

Who’s Quarterbacking Marketing?


With the Superbowl fresh on my mind, I can’t help but make an analogy as to how most marketing organizations are run (or not run) today. What would happen if the Broncos didn’t have Peyton Manning to call the plays and ultimately ensure that the Broncos put points on the scoreboard? The notion seems ludicrous doesn’t it? Yet most marketing organizations today are built in silos with no one in the quarterback role to determine the Demand Generation Strategy.

Guest Blogging; SEO; Matt Cutts. A Point of View


Latest Developments in SEO: Uproar over Guest Blogging. Over the last week, with Matt Cutt’s public announcement about guest blogging, what became apparent is that many people in the blogging community have let their desire to get backlinks to their website skew their view of what quality, white hat SEO can actually do for their site. When one concentrates on one particular aspect of SEO, such as link building or back linking, there’s always the risk that you lose sight of the bigger picture. .

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Write an Expert Ebook: How Are a Book and a Speech Alike?

Writing on the Web

and a Speech Alike?" src="[link] width="300" height="225" title="Write an Expert Ebook: How Are a Book and a Speech Alike?" /> If you want to write an expert ebook , here’s another way to make it simple and easy. Think about this: writing a speech is similar to writing a book. Many of the executive coaches and consultants I work with are great speakers. They tell me, “I can’t write, I’m a speaker!”

Should guest blogging still be part of your SEO strategy?


(Photo credit: Wikipedia). Recently, Google’s head of webspam Matt Cutts said guest blogging is dead , citing its overuse by search marketing companies as part of their link-building activities. Now, it’s easy to assume that guest blogging is dead simply based on Matt’s comments. After all, he ought to know. But the reality is more complex. Guest blogging, when done well, isn’t only about links.

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How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by Enabling the Right People

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

#BADMarketing presented by Crimson Marketing

Crimson Marketing

Not the message you were expecting to see? We think so too, #BADMarketing. How would you react if this was your beverage? Share your thoughts below! Image: Courtesy of Search Engine Journal . The post #BADMarketing presented by Crimson Marketing appeared first on. BADMarketing

How Jimmy Fallon Redefined the Celebrity Biography

Chris Koch

English: Jimmy Fallon CES 2009 in Las Vegas, NV (Photo credit: Wikipedia). Jimmy’s Fallon’s career – and much of who he is as a person – can be summed up in eight minutes. Look, I don’t mean that as an insult. Fallon has risen to become a star by doing just one thing: being himself. And that self is on full display in an eight-minute video made in 1998. According to a profile of Fallon in the February issue of Vanity Fair (an unsatisfying excerpt of which is available online.),

Write an Ebook: How Are Books and Blogs Alike?

Writing on the Web

and Blogs Alike?" src="[link] width="300" height="240" title="Write an Ebook: How Are Books and Blogs Alike?" /> How do business bloggers write an ebook ? The same way a chef creates a gourmet meal or a singer delivers a concert. One step at a time. Anytime I think about starting a large project, however, I start to put it off because – well, it’s just so huge! One way to go around this is to break it down to simple chunks.

What PPC offers are retailers running after the holidays?


We’ve all come to expect that retailers will flood the search engines during the holiday season with ads containing very strong, compelling offers to purchase. Not only is the holiday season when retailers have the opportunity to end the year in the black, it’s also an incredibly competitive time of year. They need to roll out the big guns if they want to catch their shoppers’ attention.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Best Practices for Webinar Landing Pages

The Effective Marketer

Webinars are a great way to generate leads in the B2B world because not only of the fact that you will have a captive audience for the duration of most of the presentation, it also yields a ton of content possibilities. But what good is all the work in putting together a nice webinar if your registration rates suck? The problem could be with your webinar registration or landing page.

Content Marketing vs. Content Strategy


At the risk of getting Inside Baseball on you, I want to call out something first brought to my attention in the most recent episode of “ PNR: This Old Marketing.” ” That something is a debate by the show’s hosts Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose over the meanings of “content marketing” vs. “content strategy,” inspired by the use of these terms in a new free online class from Northwestern University on content strategy.

Blog to Book: The Secret Behind Expert Ebooks

Writing on the Web

Turning a blog into a book is nothing new. There are software programs that will help you do this. Experts, however, will need a more polished ebook if they want to create credibility as a thought leader. Unless you’re a fantastic writer in a sexy cutting edge topic, you’re not likely to be discovered and land a huge book deal just from your blog. Sure, it’s happened and those people are “almost famous,” at least in the Blogosphere.

Salesfusion Acquires LoopFuse to Expand Midmarket Presence


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How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.