Sat.Feb 09, 2013 - Fri.Feb 15, 2013

Content And Technology Will Define The Future of Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

In the previous posts from the Future of Marketing series, we published insights, guidance and advice from some of the best minds in our industry. To review, Mark Schaefer discussed culture and the future of search. Marcus Starke predicted the rise of the science of marketing.

Get Real with your Search Engine Optimization; Practical Advice to Drive Traffic

NuSpark

I’ve been managing multiple SEO campaigns (mostly Philadelphia area based) recently because clients have asked, and I do it well, and in my observations of the practice, I have a word of advice: Get Real.

11 Things B2B Marketers Can Learn About Social Media From the US Army

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer. B2B companies looking to use social media to increase awareness, preference and qualified leads can learn a lot from one of the foremost social media marketers outside the business world: the U.S.

5 Lessons Content Marketers Can Learn From Valentine’s Day

KoMarketing Associates

Venture into any drugstore or supermarket this week and you’ll find yourself swimming in a sea of pink and red cards, candy, and flowers.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

Traditional Marketing is Alive and Well for Industrial Companies

Industrial Marketing Today

Despite all the buzz about digital marketing and proof of results, manufacturers, engineering and industrial companies continue to use traditional marketing tactics such as trade shows, print ads and telemarketing. [.]. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

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20 More of the Best Twitter Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2012

Webbiquity

As the fourth-largest social network, and the fastest growing in 2012 , Twitter has emerged as a serious platform for business professionals to share breaking news, promote thought-leadership content, and engage with customers, prospects, peers and industry influencers.

Build some social media marketing backbone you big wuss

Biznology

I recently received a comment chastising me for suggesting that your web site should be a trap from Peter Johnston , who said, “This attitude has no place in modern marketing. In a social world, trapped customers scream loudly enough for everyone to hear.

Three customer insights for your marketing plan

Savanta

Spring. As birds migrate north to secure nesting ground, gaggles of marketers flock to secure budget for their marketing plans. The most fruitful of these plans are built on customer insights. But insights into what exactly? Here are three things that would top my list. What really matters? We all know that successful marketing propositions perfectly align with customer needs and wants. But here assumption and guess-work abound. The remedy is a two-step process.

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How to Sell Marketing Automation to Your CEO (& Other Burning Questions)

The Point

Recently I was asked to contribute some thoughts to Marketo’s new ebook, “ The Definitive Guide to Marketing Automation.”

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

Ensure Your Business Looks Good Online

Webbiquity

Guest post by Carrie Bauer. Before the Internet, making a good first impression often meant face-to-face interactions at business meetings, conferences and lunches. With so much commerce now taking place online, impressions are a given in cyberspace.

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In Digital Marketing, Good Writing Matters, Too

Biznology

Photo credit: MarkGregory007. Many of the other bloggers here on Biznology focus on the technological aspect of digital marketing, i.e., coding the content so it is likely to be found more easily via search.

Oracle and Eloqua: Driving the Modern Marketing Era

Modern Marketing

by Joe Payne | Tweet this By Joe Payne, CEO, Eloqua and Steve Miranda, Executive Vice President Application Development, Oracle. As of last Friday, February 8, 2013, Oracle completed the acquisition of Eloqua, and Eloqua’s products will become a core component of the Oracle Marketing Cloud.

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Measuring the True Impact of Marketing Campaigns: A Conversation with Bonnie Crater

The Point

Bonnie Crater is a five-time Vice President of Marketing, a former colleague of this blogger from our days at Oracle in the late 80s, and in 2000 was named one of the “Top 20 Female Executives in Silicon Valley” by San Jose Magazine.

7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

B2B Sales and Marketing: How a staffing company gained 242 qualified leads in just three months in a new market

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet TERRA Staffing Group has been serving the Seattle area for three decades. It built a strong reputation for excellent service and was extremely well networked in that community. However, when TERRA opened a new division in Portland, Ore., in 2012, it had to start fresh – the company had no reputation to fall back on. Jenifer Lambert, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, TERRA, decided to use this opportunity to launch her sales efforts into the 21 st century.

An Entire Organization Should be On Board with SEO

Biznology

Photo credits: www.roadtrafficsigns.com. When it comes to executing SEO on behalf of a business website, a company essentially has two options. The SEO work can be done in house or outsourced to an SEO firm.

3 Email Strategies to Engage Subscribers and Impact Marketing Results

Modern Marketing

by Amanda Batista | Tweet this. Creating value for prospects and customers is everybody’s key objective — you’ve got to get the right message to target buyers, in a timely manner. Smart Modern Marketers are employing all sorts of content assets to provide educational, informative resources.

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4 Common Blog Writing Stumbling Blocks

Writing on the Web

There are many reasons to have a business blog but the most important is that it’s great for retaining clients and customers. Business blogs offer insights into your services, product updates, and compelling relevant content that solves the problems of your clients.

A Crash Course in B2B Email Creative

Speaker: Howard Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group

Too often, email campaigns are seen as something that "just anyone" on your team can put together. But in today's attention economy, strong creative can be the defining factor that gets your email to stand out in the inbox. Join Howard Sewell of Spear Marketing Group, a leading B2B agency, as he uses real-world examples to highlight tips, techniques and key principles that can make or break your campaigns.

Why Is B2B Marketing Automation Growing So Slowly?

Customer Experience Matrix

Let me start by saying that the 50% revenue increase I’m projecting for B2B marketing automation in 2013 is a very healthy one. In actual dollars, the $250 million gain is much larger than the $175 million growth in 2012. So if you’re working in the industry, don’t circulate that resume just yet.

Common Content Marketing Mistakes To Avoid

Biznology

Photo credit: DigitalRalph. You’ve always been marketing. First it was search marketing, then social media marketing, and now you’re looking at the latest thing–the combination of search and social called content marketing.

Four Strategies for Transforming your Demand Process

ANNUITAS

Read today’s post for Software Advice from Carlos Hidalgo @cahidalgo CEO and Principal, ANNUITAS. In their State of Marketing Audit , the CMO Council dubbed 2013 as “The Year of the Marketer.”

4 Keys to Building Trust with Inbound Marketing

B2B Marketing Traction

Inbound marketing is the art of attracting and engaging the right people to your website through traditional and social media marketing.

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4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

3-Point Checklist: Leverage Your Online Brand Presence To Boost The Bottom Line

Modern Marketing

by Nick Bell | Tweet this. You spend time, money, and resources to develop your online brand presence. Not so great at managing it? Looking for ways to tie your hard work back to the bottom line? Check out this 3-Point Checklist for maximizing your online brand presence.

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KISS for Sales

ViewPoint

Andy Gray is a senior marketing professional with proven expertise in directing, centralizing, and strengthening how customers are acquired and retained as well as how companies are positioned through marketing strategies, demand generation, sales support and enablement programs, market research and product development. You can connect with Andy on LinkedIn or via email. I keep hearing, we all keep hearing, “Marketing doesn’t give us enough good leads.”.

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On LinkedIn, If You Won’t Share, Then I Won’t Care

Biznology

Image via CrunchBase. This post will be a relatively quick one that is a mini-rant. If you are “rant-averse,” then turn away now. My rant has to do with a piece of LinkedIn etiquette. LinkedIn is becoming increasingly important in the world of business networking. I am hesitant to call the service a social network. It’s really a business networking play which takes out a lot of the silly minutiae that sharing on Twitter and Facebook can enable.

What to Do if the Competition Stalks Your Customers Online

B2B Marketing Traction

I manage marketing and social media for some of my clients, and imagine my surprise when I found that a marketing services vendor in my network was following not one, not two, but many of my clients or customers on Twitter.

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5 Imperatives of a Rockstar ABM Program

Speaker: Danny Nail, Sr. Director, Head of Global Account Based Marketing, SAP

Want to get started with ABM, but not sure where to begin? It's all about understanding: understanding your customers, understanding on an organizational level what your definitions, approaches, and ideal outcomes are, and having the understanding - and support - of your stakeholders. Join Danny Nail, Head of Global Account Based Marketing at SAP and SAP Marketer of the Year, as he explains five concrete steps your organization can take to achieve ABM excellence.