Sat.Apr 28, 2012 - Fri.May 04, 2012

Can You Predict Your Ideal Scenarios For Lead Nurturing?

Tony Zambito

"Sales Checking For Leads" © All Rights Reserved Kenny Madden. Depending on which reports you may read when it comes to lead nurturing, approximately 60% or more of B2B businesses do not have a formalized lead nurturing program.

Search, Social and Content – The Keys To Inbound Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

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.

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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.

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.

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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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

Marketing Insider Group

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

4 Reasons No One Likes Your Email Campaigns

Modern Marketing

by Jennifer Talcott | Tweet this Buyer’s remorse. We’ve all felt it at one point. Sometimes it’s a pair of ill-fitting shoes, in worse cases it’s a fixer-upper that turns into a money pit. Whatever the case, you definitely don’t want to feel remorseful about your email marketing vendor. If you’re launching email campaigns, but you’re not seeing the results you expected, don’t blame the sales guy…yet.

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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The Cost-Per-Lead Fallacy in Measuring B2B Lead Generation Investments (Pt 3 of 3)

ViewPoint

The introductory post in this series addressed the problems and costs of applying the cost-per-lead metric to measure the success of B2B lead generation investments. In the second post, we looked at elements of a complex sale that impact B2B lead generation costs.

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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.

Your followers care about you, but do you care?

Biznology

Over the course of a couple days, my Klout score went from 65 to 67 because my mother died. Not because I had some sort of amazing Klout-gaming strategy but because I have been honestly and openly sharing my grief at the sudden loss of my mother on Google+ , Twitter , but mostly on Facebook.

Is Pinterest a Good Social Media Marketing Investment?

Modern Marketing

by Egan Cheung | Tweet this In the words of Mugatu: “Pinterest, so hot right now”. But, is all the hype warranted? I scoured the web looking for statistics on Pinterest, and I came up with some pretty interesting stuff, which I have pinned right here. Recently, Pinterest has seen its growth skyrocket. There is no shortage of stats showing that it is not just one of the fastest growing Social Networks, but one of the fastest growing sites on the internet.

D-Day Marketing: The Land and Expand Strategy

Great B2B Marketing

Let’s start today’s post by acknowledging one important fact. It is usually much, much (did I say “much”) easier to up-sell an existing customer than it is to find a new customer.

B2B Mobile Marketing – Are we there yet?

MLT Creative

At the April 2012 BMA Atlanta keynote event, mobile marketing expert and Go Mobile author, Jamie Turner, said YES we are there. These unprecedented stats and projections show revolutionary growth in smart phone usage: 5.3 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide (ITU/2010). 60 million U.S.

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.

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.

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.

13 Ways to Create a Cringeworthy Social Media Presence

Hubspot

This week, a new free social media tool called Klouchebag hit the web. If you haven't played around with it already, it's a tool that tells you how. annoying you are on Twitter. Yeah, we'll just go with "annoying" for the sake of this blog post. But it got me thinking: social media can be chock full of valuable content, but it's often buried among the mundane and useless social media updates, or hidden behind poorly constructed social media profiles. And this makes a marketer's job mighty hard.

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

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