Sat.Apr 07, 2012 - Fri.Apr 13, 2012

B2B Marketing Meets Video: Insights from 21 Marketers

Digital B2B Marketing

Just over half (52%) of B2B marketers are now using video, a 27% increase over the year before. However, that means nearly half of B2B marketers are not using video yet.

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Why Facebook will become the most dangerous company on earth

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Within the next 60 days, an event will occur that may be the most devastating development in the young history of social media and for the businesses and individuals who love it so much. Facebook is going to become a publicly-traded company.

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38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity

Innovation is alive and well in the development of cool free and low-cost web-based tools and apps. It’s great to find a tool that automates some little process or provides a new capability you’ve been looking for, and fun to find a tool you didn’t even know you needed.

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“Fortune 500 CIO” is Not a Target Market – A Conversation with Bob Wright

The Point

I’ve had the pleasure of watching Bob Wright conduct messaging workshops with clients, and there is no-one better in my view at helping companies hone their message and strategy.

The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

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Lead Scoring: How to pick the right ingredients for high ROI

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet Marketers use lead scoring to slice all the potential deals in their pipelines and serve the sales team what it’s hungry for — leads that are ready to buy. Values are assigned to each prospect based on attributes like authority, title, vertical and timing to buy, as well as behavior.

An Inconvenient Truth: Your Advertising is Invisible

Digital B2B Marketing

A growing portion of online advertising is purchased through DSPs and ad networks, and with literally millions of sites that sell ads through these channels, online advertisers cannot rely on knowing every site their ads are on.

An inside view of the blogging process

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Mitch Joel recently threw down the the gauntlet and challenged a number of bloggers to blog about how they blog (does that make sense?) I highly recommend you read his original article called “ Watching me Blog.” ” I only caution you about trying to match Mitch’s pace.

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Content Marketing: 6 Steps To Sell It In [Slides]

B2B Marketing Insider

Content Marketing is all about the battle for customer attention. As most marketers try harder and harder to interrupt their audience, smart marketers are using valuable and helpful content to attract the audience of future buyers. Because all marketing is content.

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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.

4 Ways B2B Marketers Can Take Advantage of Instagram

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this $1 billion. That’s how much social networking giant, Facebook, is paying out for the photo-sharing service Instagram. Not bad for a company without revenue. But who uses Instagram? Teenagers and nostalgia-starved hipsters, right? Believe it or not, at more than 27 million users , Instagram has wide and active group of fans. Yet, B2B companies haven’t taken to those fuzzy filters like their B2C counterparts. That’s too bad.

Four questions you should always ask a branding agency

Tomorrow People

Are you thinking about, or are you working with a branding company to update your business brand? Here are four questions every business-owner should ask their branding agency before going ahead with a business rebrand: 1. How well do you understand my business?

What do I write about?

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In our information-dense world, I know how hard it is to keep coming up with consistent, compelling, original content. And sometimes you just get STUCK.

The Lead Generation-Inbound Marketing- Funnel Optimization Toolkit

NuSpark

In the old days, we had a phone. And a fax machine. If you were in marketing, you had media kits and circulations statements. Rate cards were actual cards. Flow charts were designed on paper with markers and rulers. Budgets determined using Texas Instruments’ calculators. Then computers came. Wordperfect and Lotus123. Then Compuserve and Prodigy … You also had Thomas Register and mailing lists to find leads…. I could go on, but I won’t.

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

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

Can You Solve this Digital Marketing Puzzle? – #3776

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?

The Tyranny of Images: Why Instagram and Pinterest Worry Me

B2B Memes

Today’s news that the mobile photo-sharing platform Instagram has been acquired by Facebook for $1 billion underscores a trend that’s been gnawing at me for the last few months. Mark Zuckerberg clearly understands that images are an increasingly important element in social discourse.

Why Social Shouldn’t Scare Email Marketers

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Last year was all about social media, right? Everywhere you turned people were talking about social. It dominated headlines. It was the hot topic at conventions. And several pundits claimed its popularity signaled the death knell for email. But is the outlook for email really that bleak? Let’s consider some facts and figures. The number of registered email accounts reached 3.1

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Blogs and Social Marketing in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry

Industrial Marketing Today

The Upstream Oil & Gas industry, also referred to as the exploration and production (E&P) sector, has a reputation of being very conservative and conventional.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

Answers to Your Google+ for Business Questions, Part 2

Biznology

A couple-few weeks ago, I answered the first of many questions that the participants asked both during and after my recent webinar, Google+ for Business. Below are the next batch of questions and answers. I hope they answer your questions. And I have really enjoyed answering them.

Content Marketing: Stories are Key

Writing on the Web

If you want your content marketing messages to be remembered, you must engage the emotional memories of your readers. Memory formation happens in two ways: 1. You say or do something that makes an emotional connection.

A Cloudy Outlook for Instagram. A {growtoon}.

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Join the growtoonists each Friday for a humorous take on marketing, social media, and current business events. Kacy Maxwell is a guy who loves his work, family and a good challenge. See more of his cartoons at EverythingIsMedia.com. growtoons

Three questions you must ask before you rebrand your business

Tomorrow People

If you’re thinking about a business rebrand, you probably have more questions than answers right now. After all, a rebrand can have a big impact on your company. So it’s essential to start by asking three important questions: 1. What do we want to achieve with this branding?

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.

The CMO Guide to Inbound Marketing [Infographic]

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jason Miller The primary job of the CMO is to position a company for success and to drive revenue. But the trends of information abundance and attention scarcity mean that the tried-and-true ways of accomplishing these goals don’t work as well anymore.

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What Makes You Fascinating?

B2B Marketing Insider

Do you think you are fascinating? What if I told you that you most certainly are fascinating and that there is research to prove it?

Think your Linkedin Company Page is Perfect? Think again.

EMagine B2B Blog

In earlier posts, I have recommended a vast amount of best practices to make your LinkedIn Company Page, and your company presence really shine. In this post, we’ll look at some fine tuning areas that can make you stand out from the masses. Promote your Blog content with a Blog RSS Feed – this is [.]. LinkedIn Social Media

More Influence Hocus-Pocus

Paul Gillin

A Chicago company called Unmetric has just raised $3.2 million so it can develop yet another secret metric that purports to measure online influence. Unmetric monitors brands, not people, but it has the same shortcomings as Klout, PeerIndex and the others: Its methodology is a mystery.

Lead Generation Checklist

You spend a lot of time, energy, and money doing lead generation to capture leads but it's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure.

Tips for Next Gen Digital Marketing and PR Pros

Biznology

Photo credit: Wikipedia. What’s the future of digital media marketing and social public relations? What trends are we, as seasoned digital media marketers, seeing in the marketplace?

Riding the Social Media Struggle Bus? You’re Not Alone

Webbiquity

Recent research from MarketingProfs shows that 84% of B2B companies use social media marketing in some form, and the figure is likely higher for B2C firms.

Web Marketing 3.0: Finding the Right Web Vendor

EMagine B2B Blog

In today’s economy, marketing professionals are being bombarded on all sides. Your budgets and staff are leaner than ever. Long-time valuable clients and trusted vendors are going out of business. The pressure is on to create new markets as the U.S. economy continues to struggle. Add to that mix the need to learn and implement [.]. B2B Web Strategy

6 Lead Nurturing Strategies for Beginners

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this This article comes courtesy of Joe Cordo , Chief Marketing Officer at Extraprise , an Eloqua partner and lead generation services firm. There are tons of articles, posts, even graphics about lead nurturing out there. There all kinds of campaigns and terms to learn: “drip”, “trigger”, “dynamic.”. Nurturing is a critical way to keep prospects engaged and headed down the path to purchase. But what if you’re new to the practice and just want some help to get started.

A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

Content Marketing is essential for anyone who wants continued success and growth.