2012

The Death of Copy Writing

Tomorrow People

Is copywriting really dying? After all, it plays a central role in creating a company’s brand and credibility. It helps to shape public perception of a business and what it has to offer.

7 Critical Tools of the Trade for B2B SEO Competitive Analysis

KoMarketing Associates

Understanding the SEO strategy of a competitive website is a critical component of a B2B SEO campaign. Both traditional (the companies sales and marketing teams often come across) and keyword (those that rank for target keyword phrases in search engines) competition should be reviewed.

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Universal Lead Definition: Why 61% of B2B marketers are wasting resources and how they can stop

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Confession: I wish I could flash this across every marketer’s computer screen the moment it powered up: A universal lead definition (ULD) clarifies what a lead is to everyone in your organization. It also: Fits the profile of your ideal customer. Has been qualified as sales-ready.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity

A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media.

What Is Marketing?

Marketing Insider Group

Let’s face it, to the average business person, marketing equals promotion. Marketing is what you say and how you say it when you want to explain how awesome your product is and why people should buy it. Marketing is an ad. Marketing is a brochure. Marketing is a press release.

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Generating Leads from a Facebook Fan/Business Page Engagement Strategy

NuSpark

Facebook and B2B lead generation. Have you considered Facebook as a channel for lead generation? Yes I know the jury is still out, but you can’t deny the power of Facebook as it relates to brand building and audience reach.

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MobileIron Harnesses End-User Demand to Drive Mobile IT Sales Leads

The Point

If end users want your product, but their IT department makes the purchase decision, can you leverage that demand to drive IT sales leads? That was the question contemplated by the marketing team at MobileIron , a leading provider of mobile device management technology.

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Tennyson Delivers Skyfall’s British Bulldog Moment

Marketing Craftmanship

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

5 Reasons to Hire a Content Marketing Writer for Your Business

Writing on the Web

“ Content is king. Bill Gates said it, so it must be true. Gates uttered this one-liner way back in 1996, but the flurry of updates to Google search algorithms during 2012 has ensured that his words still resonate.

How B2B brands approach Twitter

Savanta

Social media has become a bit of an obsession for me. Not so much as a participant, but as an observer. I’m the technology equivalent of a bird watcher. I’ve been observing B2B marketers in their natural habitat. Noting their behaviours. Sketching and documenting the different species I see. I call them ‘Twitologies’ and I’d like to share an outline of them here.

Don’t Be a Social Media Harlot!

Tomorrow People

Why one quality online relationship is worth a whole bunch of 'flings'? Tomorrow People’s Online PR Manager, Ahmed Ahmed , thinks that when it comes to social media, a proper relationship beats a fling any day. Do you get around? Be honest.

15 Ways B2B Marketers Can Be Using Twitter

KoMarketing Associates

The ever-growing world of Twitter has unlocked opportunities for every type of user; everyone from emerging artists, celebrities, big brands, news sources, and B2B marketers can find a Twitter niche.

Lead Generation: 81% of marketers use email marketing

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet We surveyed 1,915 marketers for the 2012 MarketingSherpa Lead Generation Benchmark Report , and asked them about their most widely used lead gen practices. Here is what the data says…. Which of the following lead generation tactics does your organization currently use? Click to enlarge.

18 (of the) Best Web Analytics Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

The measurability of the web can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the data should allow companies to monitor every activity, every campaign, to evaluate based on solid data what’s working, what’s not, and where to expend budget, time and effort to improve results.

The Top 9 Social Networks For Businesses

Marketing Insider Group

Are you always wondering which social network is hot and which is not? Which one should be a priority for your personal branding efforts and which one should be a focus for your business? And how many social networks can your business really continue to pay attention to?

Retargeting; An Internet Marketing Tactic to Increase Conversions Rates & Leads

NuSpark

Let’s talk retargeting. For lead generation, conversion optimization, and lead nurturing strategies, retargeting may be the overlooked child, but there’s no question it can be very effective and an efficient tactic to bring prospects back to your website or content.

How LinkedIn Company Pages Work Like Magic for B2B Marketers

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer With the new LinkedIn company page, B2B marketers can increase awareness of their company and products, improve search engine rankings and generate more leads. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional social network.

Webinar Invitations: Sell the Event, Not the Product

The Point

Easily the #1 mistake that tech companies make when promoting Webinars is that they forget that they’re selling an event.

Page’s Seven Principles of Public Relations Management

Marketing Craftmanship

Arthur W. Page (1883 - 1960). Although Edward Bernays is often characterized (largely through self-promotion) as the “father of public relations,” most serious PR practitioners consider Arthur W.

The Pros of LinkedIn vs. Facebook for Professionals

Writing on the Web

You’re probably already on Facebook , sharing photos of your kid’s first birthday party and links to your favorite articles , recipes and videos. After all, Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family.

Oracle Buys Eloqua: Winners and Losers for B2B Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

Oracle announced today that it has agreed to purchase B2B marketing automation leader Eloqua for $23.50 per share, which comes to $871 million. This was a bit of a surprise, given that Eloqua just went public in August. The stock had been hovering around $17.50 recently, so $23.50

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Predatory Thinking - Welcome a New Breed of Marketers

Tomorrow People

What is predatory thinking? And how can it help you produce killer strategy? Peter Winter, Performance Consultant at Tomorrow People , says that there are two stages to producing a strategy. First: you need to understand the problem. Then, thinking like a predator can produce the solution.

5 Reasons Responsive Web Design May Not Be an Answer for B2B SEO Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

Responsive Web Design (RWD) indicates that a website is crafted to adapt to the layout of the viewing environment.

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B2B Public Relations: 7 tactics to pull more leads into the funnel

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet If your organization’s marketing and public relations teams aren’t working hand in glove, you’re missing a key lead generation opportunity.

Brand Reputation Management in a Mobile and Online World

Webbiquity

Guest post by Megan Totka. Today’s social/mobile/local technology makes reputation management a big concern for many businesses.

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10 Predictions For The Future of Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

So how is your 2012 shaping up? Are you achieving the business and personal branding goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year?

Retargeting; A Internet Marketing Tactic to Increase Conversions Rates & Leads

NuSpark

Let’s talk retargeting. For lead generation, conversion optimization, and lead nurturing strategies, retargeting may be the overlooked child, but there’s no question it can be very effective and an efficient tactic to bring prospects back to your website or content.

5 Steps to Measuring B2B Social Media Marketing

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer B2B marketers who properly measure their social media marketing efforts are able to make improvements faster, gain greater customer engagement and increase profitability.

5 Campaign Ideas for When You Have No Content

The Point

For today’s B2B marketer, content is the fuel that feeds the demand generation engine.

14 Do’s and Don’ts of Marketing One Sheets

B2B Marketing Traction

Over the years I’ve assembled a book of sample one sheets that I use to review with clients. With these 1-sheet samples I’ve been able to point out some of the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of creating marketing one-pagers.

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How Blog Readers Find You – A Diagram

Writing on the Web

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: a business blog is the best way to get found online, the best way to connect with potential clients, and the pathway to turning readers into clients. So, what’s your favorite excuse for not blogging for your business?