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Top-10 B2B Marketing Topics of 2010

Everything Technology Marketing

With 2010 coming to an end, it is time for a quick review of the most popular B2B marketing posts on the Everything Technology Marketing blog. The 10 Most Popular Blog Posts (by number of re-tweets) 1 - 5 Steps to B2B Marketing Success (100) 2 - The Brave New World of B2B Marketing - Are You Ready?

Internet Trends From The Web 2.0 Summit

Marketing Insider Group

The 7th Annual Web 2.0 Summit was held on November 15th, 16th and 17th. While I was not able to attend, I was able to view some of the amazing presentations and videos on their website. I suggest you spend the time to watch the videos

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12 Social Media Tools for B2B Pre-Event Marketing

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FOUND the ROI of Social Media for B2B Marketers!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I think it is fair to say that Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every B2B Marketers mind has been where is the ROI?

WOM 28

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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Five Lessons From the Web 2.0 Summit

Paul Gillin

I had a chance to attend the recent Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco and hear from some of the business leaders of the new Internet, including the CEOs of Google, Facebook, Yahoo! and Twitter. Here are five key insights I took away.

What Is a Landing Page and Why Should You Care

Hubspot

If you could do one thing to dramatically improve your marketing ROI today, it would be to use landing pages on your website. What is a landing page? A landing page is a website page that allows you to capture a visitor's information through a lead form.

Are You A Player?

ViewPoint

We're pleased to have a new guest blogger with this post. James Obermayer is Executive Director and CEO of the Sales Lead Management Association and President of Sales Leakage Consulting. He can be reached at JObermayer@salesleadmgmtassn.com. The coach gave his pep talk and the team was ready to take the track. One of the players hung back and was quiet. The coach asked, ‘What’s wrong Jim? Why are you down?”

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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.

10 Ways to Use Facebook as a List Building Tool

Writing on the Web

( Annalaura Brown is guest blogging this week, while Patsi’s on vacation.). Facebook can be a powerful list building tool if you know how to use it properly as such. Here are ten ways you can use FB to build your email list and increase your online business income. Share your blog posts.

Confessions Of A B2B Marketer

Marketing Insider Group

Just in case you are wondering, I am not going to start spilling crazy secrets that might put my job in jeopardy. I wish I knew all the secrets so I could transform the world of B2B Marketing forever with a tell-all book

Twitter Proven to Impact Search Engine Rankings

Hubspot

Over the past 3 years most of us involved with marketing have heard of Twitter. At the same time businesses have prioritized their adoption of Twitter differently. Some business have made it a core part of their inbound marketing strategy, while others have delayed adoption in favor of other tactics.

3 DiY SEO Mistakes to Avoid When Optimizing Industrial Websites

Industrial Marketing Today

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend (here in the U.S.) with your family. Now, back to work. Attempting do-it-yourself (DiY) search engine optimization (SEO) is common among industrial companies since they tend to have dedicated IT departments.

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.

7 Mistakes Speakers Make with Presentations

Writing on the Web

We’ve often heard the brain can only hold seven things in mind. The brain research behind this is valid, and in everyday life we experience it with 7-digit phone numbers.

Five Reasons You May Not Be Spending Enough on Content Marketing

The ROI Guy

Can Google Make Ebooks Like Water?

Hubspot

Today The Wall Street Journal reported that Google Inc. is in the fine stages of launching Google Editions, the company’s own online ebook store that would compete with Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble and others. Reports state that Google Editions could launch by the end of 2010.

An Open Letter to Jimmy Wales

Webbiquity

Hi Jimmy. Got your fundraising appeal for Wikipedia. Let me start by saying I’m a huge fan of Wikipedia; it is a truly amazing tool and a tremendous accomplishment. It’s a phenomenally time-saving research tool. I believe in what you are doing, I’ve contributed financially in the past, and I’d love to do so again. However, a few changes really need to be made. Call off the dogs. The Wikipedia cabal. The Priesthood.

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 Social Media is Transforming the B2B Buying Experience

Tony Zambito

Image by dusan.writer via Flickr. This past year we’ve witness a meteoric explosion of social media, social business, and many other peripheral digital communications channels. 

Throw Away Your Slides! (Maybe.)

B2B Memes

Whenever I attend a webinar, I find myself getting frustrated with the format’s limitations, occasionally to the point where I complain about it in this blog. Someone, somewhere has probably put together the perfect webinar, but I haven’t seen it.

LinkedIn Releases Offical Share Button

Hubspot

Today, LinkedIn, the social network targeted towards business professionals, released it's offical share button. The button allows LinkedIn users to easily share content they find interesting and relevant with their network.

How’s Your LinkedIn Profile?

Writing on the Web

( Note from Patsi who is on vacation: This week I asked Phyllis Miller to write a guest post on social media resources. This is excellent advice you need to know and act on. And, if you haven’t already, connect with me on LinkedIn …).

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.

The top 50 in sales lead management: Who do you pick to be on the list?

Sales Lead Insights

Don't miss your opportunity to vote for your top three candidates to be among the fifty most influential people in sales lead management in 2010. Because the Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) is closing the polls at Midnight Pacific Time (UTC-8) on Friday, November 30th.

Improve Your Blog Posts with Nut Graphs

B2B Memes

In a typical day, I read all or part of 25 to 30 blog posts on B2B communications and journalism. Often, one or two of those stories will share something special—a new way of looking at a problem, a brilliant insight, or an argument that I find compelling.

How to Add Email Lists in Facebook for Page Promotion

Hubspot

If your business is using Facebook as a part of its inbound marketing strategy, then it is likely that a goal of your marketing team is to expand your reach by attracting more people to like your Facebook page. For a long time marketers have faced a challenge in inviting new users through Facebook.

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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.

Maximize Your Trade Show Investment – B2B Marketing and Sales Tip #297

Reachforce

In light of Dreamforce coming up this week, we've been busy planning as I'm sure many of you have. In an effort to boost our traffic and ROI from the event, I've been scouring various blog posts and best practices recently, and I've found a lot of great information. Brian

HubSpot Expands Its Services But Stays Focused on Small Business

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: HubSpot has continued to grow its customer base and expand its product. It's looking more like a conventional small-business marketing automation system every day. You have to admire a company that defines a clear strategy and methodically executes it. HubSpot has always aimed to provide small businesses with one easy-to-use system for all their marketing needs.

Convincing Your Boss in the Value of Social Media [Marketing Cast]

Hubspot

Have you faced challenges when explaining to your senior management that social media is worth your time and effort? In this episode of the Weekly Marketing Cast , David Meerman Scott outlines a few ways to make this argument more convincing. People Are Fearful of New Technology. David points out that people are often fearful of emerging technologies and of "investing time and money into something that is new."

Your Content May Be a Commodity, But You’re Not

B2B Memes

Of all the reasons not to update your blog, post a Tweet, or take part in an online conversation, the most powerful may be the fear that you have nothing new or unique to offer. In a world where everyone’s a publisher, content is a commodity. Any information you have to share has most likely been published elsewhere, and more than once. But so what? It doesn’t matter if your content is a commodity, as long as you’re not.

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

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