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4 out of 5 Marketers are Zombies! [Infographic]

Digital B2B Marketing

What, it’s changing? Quick, call it dead! Write an article about how social media is killing advertising! Advertising is Dead. SEO is Dead. Television is Dead. Magazines are Dead. Newspapers are Dead. Websites are Dead. Agencies are Dead. Media companies are Dead. Did TV kill radio?

8 Indispensible Tools to Improve Your Social Media Efficiency

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By {grow} Community Member Ian Cleary. Being organized with your social media efforts is essential because it can be so time consuming. It’s easy to spend many hours on social media but are you using that time effectively?

Maximize Your Online Visibility: The Web Presence Optimization (WPO) Framework

Webbiquity

Recent research makes clear that, for high-value consumer purchases as well as b2b procurement, being as “findable” as possible online is critical to winning the business.

Five Simple Steps to Make You a King (or Queen) of Content Marketing

Tomorrow People

With so much guff floating around on the Internet you need to make sure your website can stand out and take the crown. Content marketing is a great way to attract curious visitors to your site. Follow these five simple rules to secure your reign in the online domain. #1

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5 Key Aspects of Accurate Marketing Automation System Software Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Marketing Automation Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best Marketing Automation software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

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Social Media Gone Wrong … and How to Avoid Making the Same Mistakes

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Advertising Branding Social Media. We’re all human. We all make mistakes. However, when your mistake involves social media, it’s not that easy to make amends. Take, for example, the case of the (now) infamous KitchenAid tweet about President Obama’s dead grandmother.

How Much Time, Money Do Small Businesses Spend on Social Media? [Infographic]

Vertical Response

We just wrapped up a survey asking almost 500 of our small business customers how much time and money they spend on social media (if you participated, thank you!).

Facebook, You’ve Failed Us

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Neicole Crepeau, Contributing {grow} Columnist. There is an unsettling buzz about the future of Facebook. Some analysts report that Facebook usage is declining , or at least slowing in some parts of the world and if that is true, it is a problem of Facebook’s own making.

A Super Simple Explanation of Inbound Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

Hubspot

As extreme inbound marketing advocates, we love when we see businesses drink the inbound marketing Kool-Aid, eat the inbound marketing dog food, sip the inbound marketing champagne, or just, you know -- adopt the inbound marketing methodology.

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.

How to set up Google authorship by using rel=”author”

Biznology

Image via CrunchBase. One of Google’s biggest goals is to provide the content of the highest quality and relevant search results to it’s users.

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7 Ways Your Sales and Marketing Can Align

Modern Marketing

by Sylvia Jensen | Tweet this Here’s what we know. When sales and marketing are on the same page, performance is better. 88% of best performing companies have aligned their sales and marketing teams. But in many companies, a cultural shift is required for the teams to truly work together. How to do it? Here are some ways that leading companies are achieving sales and marketing alignment: 1. Ride Together. No, not fun days out together.

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The ultimate content marketing challenge

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

The other day I was a witness to content marketing murder. I was eating breakfast in a hotel dining room which was partially occupied by a BNI networking meeting.

43% of Small Businesses Spend 6+ Hours Per Week in Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Hubspot

If you're a small business owner, I'm sure you can easily relate: Your head is likely adorned by quite a few different hats on any given day.

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

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

A good reputation online is an essential marketing strategy

Biznology

When speaking about what Reputation.com does, people often think of Online Reputation Management (ORM) as a defensive strategy. And for some, it is. However, Google is often the first impression anyone gets when they’re introduced to your brand online.

SEO Success Story: How an engineering firm moved from obscurity to the #1 ranking for critical local search terms

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet If you think that using websites for lead generation is for other businesses, but not yours, consider GHT Limited.

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What is the Difference Between Email Marketing and Marketing Automation?

Modern B2B Marketing

by Dayna Rothman What is the difference between email marketing and marketing automation? And how do you know if your company is ready to make the switch? These are questions we get asked all of time by both small and large businesses.

An Industry Breakdown of Google's $100 Million Per Day Advertising Revenue [INFOGRAPHIC]

Hubspot

$100 million per day ? That's a whole lotta moola. Are you one of the marketers contributing to that big wad of cash? Don't worry -- with smart execution, spending some marketing dollars on advertising is nothing to feel icky about.

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7 Inspiring B2B Marketing Campaigns

Must-See Examples of Marketing Success That You Can Replicate.

Better Blogging: Messages that Inspire Desire…

Writing on the Web

Why should you be writing and publishing blog posts and Web content for your business? No, it’s not because of search engines in order to get indexed and found. That’s important but it’s a side-effect of doing Content Marketing right.

Gartner Reveals Changing IT Buyer Landscape for 2013 - Are You Ready?

The ROI Guy

At the annual Gartner Symposium, the world's most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives in our hometown of Orlando, new and important IT spending research and trends are always presented.

Balancing Inbound Marketing and Outbound Marketing

Digital B2B Marketing

Inbound marketing has captured the attention of B2B marketers, and no wonder. According to Hubspot, leads from inbound marketing cost 62% less than leads from outbound marketing. However, opinions and knowledge of inbound marketing vary widely among B2B marketers.

Why B2B Marketers Might Want to Cozy Up to LinkedIn Ads

Hubspot

When it comes to pay-per-click (PPC) ads , Google is the undisputed heavyweight champion. In Q2 2012, Google racked up a 42% year-over-year increase in paid clicks.

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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.

You Need Sherlock Holmes to Solve Industrial Marketing Mysteries

Industrial Marketing Today

I’m a big fan of “Whodunit” movies and TV shows. I can sit through reruns of one of these mysteries even though I know who’s done it. What’s the connection [.]. 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 Marketing Strategies Industrial Marketing Industrial marketing assessments Industrial marketing consultants Marketing consulting

Intro to Behance: New Marketing Tool for A/E/C Firms

Marketri

A college professor once told me on the first day of class: “Whatever work you do, be absolutely proud to put your name on it.” ” It’s advice I’ve always remembered because it applies so aptly in life, marketing, and any other profession.

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Slidecast: Getting Leads (and More!) From Your Blog

The Point

If you’ve ever wondered how to turn a boring corporate blog into a vibrant, engaging lead generation machine, here’s your opportunity. Access my free Slidecast on “ Getting Leads (and More!) From Your Blog: 10 Tips for Higher Blog ROI.”

The Somewhat Surprising State of Online Advertising [New Data]

Hubspot

Online advertising. What do you think of it? Annoying? Effective? Come a long way? Waste of money? Don't even notice it? And when you're answering, are you answering as a marketer, or as a consumer? Or (gasp) both? Some of us do fall into both buckets, after all.

7 B2B Marketing Strategies You Need to Know About

As B2B marketers, we know that our buyers' needs are ever-evolving, but it's not just our buyers that are changing.

How the Internet has made your B2B sales process outdated

Biznology

Photo credit: eric.delcroix. I’m old. 30 years ago, I learned how IBM qualified leads for sales. At the time, I know now, it was unusual to even have a process for such a thing, but that is how IBM worked (and still does).

Reactivating Your Database – Key Steps to Getting Your Leads to Re-engage

Modern B2B Marketing

by Maria Pergolino Marketers typically spend the largest chunk of their budgets on lead generation, in order to find potential customers. These names are often fast-tracked over to sales, and then tossed back to marketing if they are not yet ready to purchase.

Bark, Meow, Tweet: What Our Pets Can Teach Us About Digital Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

Everyone always says pets are smarter than people. Don’t they? Well, maybe not, but it can certainly be argued that animals, that lovable Lucy or that mischievous Milo, understand more human language than we give them credit for. What does this have to do with marketing? Well, nothing.

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6 Playfully Spooky Marketing Campaigns Just in Time for Halloween

Hubspot

Happy Halloween, everyone! Some people love being scared, some people hate it, some people (like yours truly) hate it so much they love it. So it's no wonder that lots of brands get into the Halloween spirit every year, finding ways to celebrate this fun and festive holiday with some tricks.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results