Sat.Mar 24, 2012 - Fri.Mar 30, 2012

Grow SMB Revenues With Buyer-Based Marketing

Tony Zambito

This is part 3 of a series on the challenge of targeting SMB markets and how the use of buyer-based modeling and buyer-based marketing help organizations to grow their SMB customer base. . Buyer Persona © All Rights Reserved Cristian Cardenas.

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Why You Should Stop Mapping Content Formats to the Buyer’s Journey

Digital B2B Marketing

I have had it with “research” about the content formats B2B buyers prefer at each stage of the buyers journey. Multiple B2B publishers are pedaling this misinformation and as B2B marketers struggle with content marketing, it is diverting their focus.

Trending Sources

Content Curation And 12 More Content Marketing Terms Defined

Marketing Insider Group

“Social Media” is so 91 days and 42 seconds ago….

The Death of Branding [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tomorrow People

What is branding and why does it matter? Branding is a word that is used a great deal these days. But what does it actually mean? The Design Council defines a brand as: “a set of associations that a person (or group of people) makes with a company, product, service, individual or organisation.

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The Marketing Landscape: Where Data and Content Merge

Understand the importance of good data and good content and how they work together to help your marketing efforts.

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How (and Why) to Map Your Company’s Digital Landscape

Webbiquity

With more than 90% of companies now using social media to find employees and 82% having a Facebook page , there’s no question that business use of social media has become commonplace. But “use” and “success” are two different things.

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5 Uses for Your Business Blog

Writing on the Web

Maintaining a business blog is time-consuming. However, if you have clear objectives in mind, the effort very well could be worth your while. As you establish your blog, define your goals to determine whether to keep it alive.

Email marketing: Overcoming message overload

The B2B Research Blog

I’ve always felt my groaning inbox bore testament to the popularity of email marketing. Now my suspicions are confirmed. . The latest report in B2B Marketing’s Benchmark series reveals that a whopping nine in ten (88%) B2B marketers make use of the technique.

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Inbound Marketing: Do You Have A Content Destination?

Marketing Insider Group

B2B Marketers have always been doing content marketing. And the reason is simple: the decision making process in B2B is a bit more complicated than buying a pack of gum. There are colleagues to convince, bosses to educate, accountants to please and more.

Make No Mistake: How Worst-Practices Derail Successful ABM Efforts

This Quick Study Slide Show from Node identifies the common mistakes of ABM executions and offers practical advice to help teams avoid them.

Is the Latest Eloqua & JESS3 Animated Video Art or Marketing?

Modern Marketing

by Joe Chernov | Tweet this These are the questions we asked ourselves as we imagined and developed “ What is Revenue Performance Management? ”, the latest video from Eloqua and JESS3. To be honest, we never came up with a clear answer. I suppose it tastes great and is less filling.

25 Clever Ways to Grow Your Email Marketing List

Hubspot

It's a sad fact, but your email marketing database degrades by about 25% every year. Your contacts' email addresses change as they move from one company to another, they opt-out of your email communication, or they abandon that old AOL address they only use to fill out forms on websites.

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How ECI Telecom Discovered the Surefire Sign that Sales and Marketing Are Aligned

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet If you’re among the roughly half of B2B companies that have strong alignment between your sales and marketing teams, then congratulations! Your salespeople are your biggest fans, right? If not, then you’re probably not as aligned as you think.

Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2011

Webbiquity

One of the most interesting aspects of web presence optimization (WPO) is how frequently bloggers and journalists write about the concept without actually using the term.

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.

Survey of Surveys: Budgets and Process are Main Barriers to Marketing Technology Success

Customer Experience Matrix

I recently gave a Web presentation comprised almost entirely of slides from different surveys. This was a bit of an experiment and, sad to say, it didn’t seem terribly successful.

Dip Your Toe into Content Marketing: 5 Ways to Repurpose Your Blog Posts

Marketri

For professional service firms, billable time is key to keeping the business profitable. I hear the trepidation from some business owners who are wary of keeping their staff from 1.) taking valuable staff off billable time to write and 2.)

3 Ways to Make Your Corporate Blog’s Sidebar Work Harder

The Point

Want a simple way to have your corporate blog show measurable results? Take a hard look at your sidebar. Here are 3 techniques guaranteed to make an impact: 1. Promote subscriptions prominently.

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B2B Marketers: Integrate Marketing for Response Compression

B2B Marketing Traction

Blog entry excerpted from the Marketing chapter written by Jennifer Beever in The Book on Business from A to Z. B2B marketers are wondering how to stay “top of mind” with their prospects and customers. One way to do so is to integrate your marketing.

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7 Common Marketing Mistakes and strategies to avoid them

This white paper addresses the 7 most common challenges marketers hit when marketing products, solutions, or services and offers proven advice on how to avoid these missteps and improve the success of your marketing efforts.

4 Key B2B Mobile Marketing Takeaways from #SESNY

KoMarketing Associates

How important is mobile marketing to your B2B strategy? According to MarketingSherpa’s 2012 B2B Marketing Benchmark report , mobile marketing has yet to hit even close to the top of the priorities list for B2B marketers. Even still, we are seeing significantly increased mobile device usage percentages year over year and period over period for the majority of our clients.

Choosing your keywords for SEO

Puzzle Marketer

Before you start making radical changes on your website, in an effort to rank higher in the search engines, you first need to decide what keywords you’re going to rank for. There are two types of keywords. Short-tail and long-tail keywords.

Retargeting: Does Bothering Your Customers Really Work?

Tomorrow People

Bothering your customers is tempting. People always seem to think “maybe they didn’t get the message,” and “maybe I should talk with them just one more time,” and then another time, and another, and another.

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How Do You Appeal to the Distracted Buyer?

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Here’s the good news: people are consuming more content on a daily basis than ever. Here’s the bad news: they seem to be consuming it all at once. The amount of time we spend in front of the TV, the computer, our mobile devices – it’s all going up.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

If you are a marketer who needs to generate more high-quality leads that will turn into sales opportunities and revenue, register now for this special event that will show you how to get started and moving in a profitable direction.

Houzz: New Marketing Tool for the Building Construction and Design Industries

Marketri

One of the most fun things about my job at Marketri is that I get to research and test out new social media and marketing tools.

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How to Analyze Facebook Insights to Improve Your Content Strategy [With Video!]

Hubspot

Your Facebook business page is a haven for well-crafted status updates, photos, and links -- it's the ultimate content-sharing platform.

7 Ways Sales Intelligence Gives You Super Powers

Sales Intelligence View

Guest post written by Tom Meriam . Tom Meriam is the VP of Sales at Spear Marketing Group, a B2B Marketing Agency , and writer for his personal website: ROI Marketing Insights. Tom has spent over the last 15 years in the sales and executive levels.

3 Strategies Pro Golfers Could Teach Sales and Marketing

Modern Marketing

by Sheldon Buytenhuys | Tweet this Ben Hogan famously said golf is 20% talent and 80% management. This week every golfer arriving at the Augusta National, one of the most demanding courses of the PGA Masters Tournament, the Augusta National, will have talent. But the player who wins the green jacket is the pro who most efficiently managed his way around the course. Turns out this 20/80 rule holds true for sales and marketing.

30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

Trust, support, and transparency: that's what your target buyer really wants. These 30 findings show the path from respect, to relationship, to business win.

Craft a Compelling Offer for Paid Search Marketing

Biznology

Image via CrunchBase. The best way to motivate a click online is to make a compelling offer and provide an urgent call to action. This is not news to Internet marketers. But when it comes to search engine advertising, like Google AdWords, you need to think about your offer and call to action a bit differently.

Pinterest vs. Google+: Which New Social Network Is Worth Marketers' Time?

Hubspot

We've all gotten used to the idea of using Twitter, Facebook, and even YouTube for marketing -- even if the platforms aren't always as brand-friendly as they could be. And why should they be? They started as social networks meant for people to talk to people, not companies to talk to consumers.

Is Rex Hammock the Groucho Marx of New Media?

B2B Memes

In his autobiography, The Last Laugh , S. Perelman recalls that his first book included the following blurb from Groucho Marx: “From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.”. Perelman doesn’t say how he felt about it, but given his admiration of the Marx Brothers, he was surely delighted.

Kwanzoo Builds Content for Cross-Channel Marketing

Customer Experience Matrix

I first bumped into Kwanzoo about a year ago at a conference trade show and was frankly puzzled at what they offered. The mechanics were clear: a tool to generate HTML-based forms, surveys, banner ads, and social sharing links that could be used on Web sites or embedded in emails. What puzzled me was the advantage of this over anyone else’s HTML content, including the content that could be generated using standard tools within most marketing automation systems.

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale.