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Is there a formula for viral content?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Srinivas Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist. Every now and then I will write a post that meets the following formula: It has a clickable headline (i.e 7 ways to increase traffic, 5 ways to get more followers, etc). It’s something I think will get shared plenty.

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Is Your Organization Likeable? Are You Attracting the Right Buyers?

Tony Zambito

Sally Field (Image via RottenTomatoes.com).

Search, Social and Content – The Keys To Inbound Marketing

B2B Marketing Insider

If you think SEO is the abbreviation for an airport, then you’re in big trouble. If you think customer-focused marketing is about deciding which segment of customers to SPAM, then you’re in big trouble.

B2B Lead Generation vs B2B Advertising: What You Need to Know

Digital B2B Marketing

Among paid media and advertising tactics, lead generation programs like content syndication are a key source of leads for B2B marketers, especially in the enterprise technology space.

7 Inspiring B2B Marketing Campaigns

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

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How Labels works in Google Adwords; benefits of the new feature

NuSpark

For those who manage multiple paid search campaigns for lead generation (like yours truly) with Google Adwords, or have others do it, I started testing a new feature that was rolled out this week, called Labels.

Google’s Latest Slap – How Un-natural Links May Affect Your SEO

Puzzle Marketer

Google has been one of the leading forces in the search engine industry for several years now and it seems like everything they do tends to set the trend for other search engines. Over the years, they have implemented several new algorithm changes that have effectively slapped webmasters down the rankings when they engaged in things Google didn’t approve of. The latest Google slap dealt with individuals who used unnatural linking practices to achieve higher rankings.

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Social media success also breeds risk

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I’ve occasionally used this blog to document my social media journey and in that spirit it would be impossible not to mention last week’s epic Social Slam event.

10 Ways to Kickstart Your Inbound Marketing Program

Digital B2B Marketing

You are creating great content and your website delivers a great experience with a strong conversion rate. Your initial inbound marketing results are promising, but you need more. Inbound marketing represents a major investment for B2B marketers. Not only do you still need to create content to capture leads, nurture prospects and support sales, you need to create sharable and discoverable content also and then patiently wait before you see the return on this new investment.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

25 B2B marketing thought leaders answer the question "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" The results are amazing insights around content marketing, achieving business results, alignment, employee advocacy, new technologies, customer experience and more.

5 Really Good Reasons LinkedIn Bought SlideShare

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Big happenings in the social media world today as a giant star collided with a smaller, but powerful, cousin. LinkedIn has decided to purchase SlideShare for $119 million in cash and stock. It’s not a deal I can say I saw coming, but it makes total sense. For those of you uninitiated with SlideShare, it’s a platform where you can upload and spread professional presentations. Or what I like to call, the backbone of buying and selling these days.

An Overview of the Google Adwords Recent Changes & New Features

NuSpark

Pity those poor writers who’ve written books on Paid search and Google Adwords. There have been so many modifications in search over the last couple of weeks that it makes those authors scrambling to update. Well, change is normal; just ask Google and Facebook. Many of the paid search changes are welcome; others are drawing controversy. Our challenge as lead generators is to stay abreast of the changes and action what makes sense for our clients. .

Deliver Results With A Search-Driven Marketing Plan

B2B Marketing Insider

Why should any marketer consider a search-driven marketing plan? Can’t we just take what we did last year, do 80% of that and add some new bits? You know, we’ll add in some social strategery and what not. Create some viral videos. Update our Facebook page…no?

Three Requirements as Marketers, Agencies and Publishers Converge

Digital B2B Marketing

In April Crain Communications, the publisher of BtoB Magazine, announced the creation of CrainsSocial , a new marketing services group offering social media solutions to marketers. This is one more introduction in a long line of changes that are blurring traditional roles in the marketing landscape.

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.

Mobile Positioning: A Business Must

Webbiquity

Guest post by University Alliance. Mobile access to the web has surpassed browser usage. Consumers are growing fonder of their smartphones and tablets, using them to access content and make online purchases in staggering numbers. In fact, by 2015 more U.S.

Stop the Insanity; A View on Social Media ROI for Lead Generation

NuSpark

I’m a former Media Director at an ad agency. For years I planned and implemented media strategies for a multitude of clients. I still do when my clients ask me; radio, television, print, outdoor, etc. I currently manage some digital media buys and paid search campaigns, but I don’t include my rates and fees on a cost-per-conversion report. So let’s remove salaries and time fees from any social media ROI calculation.

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Digital Marketing Puzzle – #8889

Puzzle Marketer

For a fun Friday brain teaser, PuzzleMarketer.com brings you a puzzle using terms out of our digital marketing glossary. See how quickly you can guess what the images below are identifying. Check back every Friday for a new advertising puzzle to solve. Are you stumped?

Lead Generation: Phone calls turn first-time webinar into million-dollar leads

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet What’s a marketer to do when leadership dismisses marketing and insists that a superior product will sell itself? Follow the lead of Jeremy Scully and take a high-stakes gamble: Put your reputation on the line to prove marketing’s value.

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.

Why Twitter Needs to Change to Keep Up with Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity

Guest post by Nisha Kaushal. Twitter has long dominated the social media scene in terms of spreading the word to a lot of people at once. The reach of Twitter is incredible. For every one person that reads a comment of yours on Facebook , there’s a chance that a dozen will read it on Twitter.

Defining Link Metrics that Impact SEO Link Building Development

KoMarketing Associates

As SEO becomes more involved in the marketing initiatives of the organization, search marketing professionals work in greater coordination with additional team members and departments. Last week our SEO team met with an organization’s marketing communications team.

6 Boards to Consider for Your Pinterest Brand Page

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Pinterest is one of those sites where you log on for five minutes and end up staying for 45. A visual smorgasbord, the now third most popular social media site in the world is highly addictive. Yet, Pinterest’s fast rise to fame and users has confused some marketers. Maybe you’re used to Facebook and LinkedIn, but what kind of presence should your brand have on this rapidly growing network? Pinterest is all about getting others to “pin” your content to their “boards.”

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SO A SLAM DUNK! The 2012 SOCIAL SLAM Delivers All Day Long

Marketri

For anyone who believes the best social media ideas come of out of New York, Chicago or other major cities, you better think again.

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5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

Are you a Sales Manager or a Sales Leader?

Your Sales Management Guru

Are You a Sales Manager or a Sales Leader? By Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter”. Today, I have a guest blogger, Mark Hunter. His new book is on my recommended list for all of you., Ken Thoreson, www.AcumenManagement.com. Take a moment and answer this question: “If you are a sales manager – or when you think about the person who manages you – which description rings accurate: Sales Manager or Sales Leader ?”. Far too many sales managers are doing just that – managing rather than leading.

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Re-boot your company, re-boot yourself.

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Click here if you can’t see this video interview with Mitch Joel. Mitch Joel rocks. He really does. You may know him as a blogger, podcaster and author of the seminal book Six Pixels of Separation but he is also a business leader, husband, father and generous friend.

How to Reduce Unsubscribes Using Subscription Management

The Point

I’ve written previously in this space about how to reduce unsubscribes by giving prospects and customers the option to update their contact information rather than forcing them to opt out of email entirely.

The 9 Must-Have Components of Compelling Email Copy

Hubspot

Email marketing has come a long way in just the past few years, but with all the fancy new functionality brands are utilizing, you know what’s kind of funny? A well-written plain text email can perform just as well, if not better, than a highly designed email with tons of bells and whistles.

Flip My Funnel - Guide To B2B Account Based Marketing

As modern B2B marketers, we have been lucky enough to witness some of the most dramatic shifts in marketing strategies and technologies.

What My Paper Route Taught Me about Content Marketing

The Effective Marketer

Note: This is a guest post by Brad Shorr. See his bio at the end. My career in content marketing started at age 12. Every day I’d load up my red Schwinn Varsity bicycle with The Aurora Beacon News and head out to make deliveries, learning valuable lessons about digital content marketing that just starting to sink in lately. Here are a few of these lessons, which I’m sure you will pick up a lot faster than I did! 1. Content Marketing Is Hard Work.

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Think of a House – Website Builds Demystified

EMagine B2B Blog

One of the greatest challenges in working on a web project is that so much of the planning work feels abstract, and the building of the site itself is mostly behind the scenes. If you’ve ever done any type of home building or remodeling project though, you already have the understanding you need. With web [.]. B2B Web Strategy

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You’ve Got Traffic. Now What?

Industrial Marketing Today

You’ve done all the hard work of optimizing (SEO) your industrial website and now you have a steady stream of traffic to your site. Congratulations! Sorry to rain on your parade but that is only half the equation. The other half is all about converting that traffic into leads and customers. I find there is a strong but mistaken belief among industrial companies that somehow their site visitors will interrupt their online activities and pick up the phone to call their sales people.