Sat.Mar 23, 2013 - Fri.Mar 29, 2013

8 Questions B2B SEO’s Should Ask In Buyer Persona Development

KoMarketing Associates

A few weeks back I wrote a column for Search Engine Land on B2B buyer personas. In exploring the persona concept, it further supported my opinion that for SEO to truly be effective for the B2B organization, SEO needs to run hand-in-hand with traditional B2B marketing initiatives.

The Human Touch – Important For Marketing Today and Tomorrow

Marketing Insider Group

In this Future of Marketing series, we have covered topics such as Agile Marketing , Big Data , Customer Experience , Thought Leadership , Culture , Content , and so much more.

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Email Marketing: How to maintain low opt-out rates

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet I had the pleasure of attending MarketingSherpa’s Email Summit 2013 a couple of weeks ago, and while I was there, Jim Ducharme, Community Director, GetResponse, an email marketing vendor, asked me how to maintain low email-marketing opt-out rates. My answer, in a word, was relevance.

The Four Ingredients Needed for Scrumptious Inbound B2B Marketing

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer B2B marketers who artfully blend the four essential ingredients of inbound marketing will have a recipe for consistently delicious success. In a recent Marketing Over Coffee podcast with John J.

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Online Content Marketing: Let’s Put the “We” Back Into Weblog

Writing on the Web

I get calls from small business professionals who want to start a blog or an e-newsletter. They’ve usually invested money in a nice website, and then suddenly realize that something’s missing… like customers and leads!

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12 myths vs. reality on Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Biznology

Photo credit: Wikipedia. A few numbers for your consideration: 80% of visitors to a website begin by typing keywords in the query box of a search engine. 42% click on the website in the #1 position on the search page. 90% click a website on the first page.

If It’s Wednesday, It Must Be a Webinar Invitation

The Point

A client writes: I attended a Webinar recently at which one of the speakers prescribed scheduling lead nurturing emails on different days of the week – for example: newsletters on Mondays, product announcements on Tuesdays, Webinar invitations on Wednesdays, etc.

Marketing Automation Software that Delivers the Most Data Wins!

ViewPoint

James Obermayer, Executive Director and CEO of the Sales Lead Management Association and President of Sales Leakage Consulting is a regular guest blogger with ViewPoint. Software programs that explain the most data, verified by the most evidence, are better than those that do not. i Really, how do you argue you with this?

KoMarketing Heads to ad:tech San Francisco April 9 – 11th

KoMarketing Associates

KoMarketing will be taking the stage at ad:tech San Francisco , April 10th to discuss social media marketing. If you aren’t familiar with ad:tech, it’s billed as “the leading digital marketing event for marketing and technology professionals from all over the world — a marketplace for buying and selling, a community for networking, a forum for exchanging ideas and an opportunity for contributing to industry trends and initiatives.”

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Social Media Listening Is Sound Business Practice

Biznology

Photo credit: highersights. How many times have you had something, whether it was in your personal or professional life, go wrong because of poor communication? If you are honest, there are likely more than you would like to admit.

10 Tips to Help You Become a ‘Superhero’ Marketer

Modern Marketing

by Amanda Batista | Tweet this In the brave new world of Modern Marketing — where digital channels are fueling the need for more sophisticated strategies — marketers need to target, engage, and measure efforts more effectively.

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IDG On Connecting the Dots Between Content and Sales

Avitage

The opening lines, and most of the lines that followed, really grabbed my attention: “Marketers spent more than $40 billion on custom media in 20111.

White Papers are Not Dead. They’re on Life Support.

Marketing Craftmanship

Have Marketers Killed This B2B Golden Goose? The original purpose of white papers as a B2B marketing tactic was to produce objective information, packaged as quasi-academic research, that might validate a company’s or product’s value proposition.

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

It’s a Small (Online) World After All

Biznology

Image via CrunchBase. First, a little recap about what I do for a living. I work for Page One Power who is a link building exclusive company.

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Modern Marketing Lessons From The Godfather

Modern Marketing

by Amanda Batista | Tweet this Modern Marketing isn’t just a catch phrase — it’s how you stay alive, thrive, and avoid sleeping with the fishes. It’s a jungle out there.

5 Ways to Improve your SEO Today

Cody Ward

Originally posted here at USSCOSpeaks.com. Now that you have a website, the next natural question is “How do I get people to come visit it?”. Your options are quite large, although your budget probably isn’t.

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IDG On Connecting the Dots Between Content and Sales

Avitage

The opening lines, and most of the lines that followed, really grabbed my attention: “Marketers spent more than $40 billion on custom media in 2011.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

4 Skills Your B2B Marketing Team Must Have

B2B Marketing Traction

With recent shifts in what business-to-business marketing tactics work, marketing departments have had to acquire new knowledge and new skill sets.

When is Email Deliverability Like a Fine Wine? [CHART]

Modern Marketing

by Egan Cheung | Tweet this When is email deliverability like a fine wine? When it gets better with age. Previously, I have looked at deliverability rates by region , and conversion metrics by industry. So, this week, I decided to have a look at deliverability rates by industry.

In praise of social media mediocrity

Biznology

My advice for blogging and social media marketing alike is as follows: 20-minutes-a-day with an hour once-a-week.

7 B2B Advertising Opportunities You Are Probably Missing

Digital B2B Marketing

B2B advertisers generally target smaller, harder to define audiences than consumer advertisers, which puts a major premium on effective targeting in B2B advertising.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

B2B Marketers: Why You Should Set Your Brand Free

B2B Marketing Traction

I’ve always admired how so many B2B marketers are control freaks. We control details and deadlines and, most importantly, our brand. It’s all about brand and message consistency and uniformity across divisions, products, platforms, people and in some cases countries.

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26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics

Webbiquity

Indisputably the largest business-oriented social network, LinkedIn has emerged as a crucial site for professional networking, B2B marketing, hiring and job seeking.

Marketing Automation Can Put You Ahead of 75% of the Fortune 500

Fathom

Could it be that simple? Well, not exactly. Employing marketing automation as a tactic is the first step, but it requires an expert focused on developing strategies and content taking your lead nurturing to the next level.

B2B Marketing and the Cheap Tchotchke Mistake

Digital B2B Marketing

At a recent conference, I returned to my room to a bag full of tchotchkes from sponsors. Most went straight into the trash. Filling my hotel room with cheap junk is not a good way to make me think fondly of you or your product.

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!