2013

10 of the Best B2B Facebook Pages

KoMarketing Associates

Facebook has emerged as a marketing channel that’s been adopted by countless individuals and brands alike. In fact, Facebook, the world’s largest social network, now has more than 1 billion users, including about 15 million brand pages.

5 Things Every Good Community Manager Does

Tomorrow People

Social media professional Sookie Shuen makes the case for community managers everywhere. Social media is an effective tool to engage your target audience, drive website traffic and, ultimately, boost sales. So why do so few companies employ a social media community manager?

Which B2B Marketing Automation Features Actually Get Used? Here's Some Data.

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve been writing a paper on the stages that marketers go through when deploying their marketing automation systems, the basic point being it’s important not to stop with just one feature.

PowerViews with Dan Waldschmidt: Changing the Conversation

ViewPoint

Joining me today is Dan Waldschmidt, founder of Waldschmidt Partners International. Dan's privately-owned firm specializes in executive strategy and business strategy. They've helped companies worldwide change the conversation and dominate their industry.

6 Steps to Building Predictable Lead Flow and Revenue

Achieving predictable lead flow and revenue depends on monitoring sales history and developing a robust, flexible lead development process. Download this eBook for 6 clear steps you can take to build that process today.

Social Media Usage by Engineers and Industrial Professionals

Industrial Marketing Today

Last week I downloaded and read the new research report, “Social Media Use in the Industrial Sector” published by IHS GlobalSpec. Some of the findings are consistent with their reports [.]. 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.]. Social Media Marketing Social Networking Google+ Industrial Marketing Lead generation LinkedIn videos YouTube

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The Top #Nifty50 Women Writers on Twitter for 2013

Webbiquity

Each year, the #Nifty50 awards honor 50 men and 50 women who actively engage on Twitter. 2011 was the inaugural year. In 2012, the #Nifty50 recognized the top men and women on Twitter in the technology realm.

Infographic: 10 Commandments of Email Copywriting

The Point

Email copywriting is more than simply an exercise in brevity. A successful email grabs the reader, sells the offer, and closes the deal. Good email copy is engaging, personal, never boring, and focuses the reader on a single action: response.

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6 Tips for Turning Big Data into Great Customer Experiences

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Behavioral Targeting Business Intelligence Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Enterprise 2.0 Interactive Marketing Online Testing Strategy. The phenomenon of big data certainly comes with big promise.

Why Buyer Personas are a Potential Obstacle to Demand Generation Success

ANNUITAS

What most organizations fail to do is document the buyers approach to the purchase (this is more than just interest, consensus, evaluation, decision). Blog B2B Marketing Buyer intersection points Buyer persona Content Marketing Institute Demand Generation Strategy DemandGen report

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

Inbound B2B Marketing: Why Content Is The New Coin Of The Realm

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer Quality content is becoming more important than marketing budgets. Here''s why. In marketing, one of the biggest shifts created by the internet is from space to attention. Before the Internet, marketing''s core constraint was space.

7 LinkedIn Marketing Tactics Designed To Boost B2B SEO Performance

KoMarketing Associates

Earlier this year, we highlighted LinkedIn’s significance on B2B internet marketing initiatives.

How is Mobile Changing Business? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tomorrow People

The mobile world is where we all live now. Globally, more people own a mobile phone than own a toothbrush. And over 20% of these 5 billion phones are smartphones - with advanced capabilities to connect to the Internet, browse and buy.

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Marketing Automation User Satisfaction: Clearly, There's Room for Improvement (and maybe a little vodka)

Customer Experience Matrix

Last week’s post on marketing automation and its discontents prompted several questions about whether the level of dissatisfaction is any higher with marketing automation than other systems.

The SaaS Guide to Customer Engagement, Retention, and Advocacy

After onboarding, most SaaS customers have to find their own way to success. This ebook by Influitive is a compilation of some of the best examples of programs designed to drive customer retention and advocacy, with examples from some of the world’s largest and most innovative SaaS vendors.

PowerViews with Michael Brenner: The Battle for Customer Attention

ViewPoint

My guest today is Michael Brenner, Vice President of Marketing and Content Strategy at SAP and Managing Editor for the SAP Business Innovation site. At SAP, Michael’s challenge is to transform social business and content marketing to reduce cost-per-acquisition of new customers.

Storytelling in Industrial Content Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

If storytelling sounds too “Kumbaya” to you for hardcore industrial marketing and sales, then I suggest you read on for a fresh perspective. There is a very good reason centuries [.]. 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.]. Content Marketing Industrial Lead Generation Inbound Marketing Industrial Marketing storytelling

The 25 Best Slideshare Presentations Of 2013

Marketing Insider Group

You may have heard me talk about how Slideshare is one of the greatest opportunities in content marketing.

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18 of the Best Content Marketing Strategy Guides of 2013

Webbiquity

Content marketing is a hot topic, primarily in the B2B world but increasingly in consumer marketing as well. The number of Google searches for the phrase have increased 400% since January 2011.

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Lead Generation Companies: How to Pick a Right One

Have you ever had a bad experience using a lead generation company? If the answer is yes, you are certainly not alone; fortunately, MarketJoy has put together 4 simple questions that you can use to judge your next potential lead gen partner.

Top 10 B2B Lead Scoring Mistakes (Part 1 of 2)

The Point

Lead scoring has quickly become an integral part of a demand generation marketer’s arsenal.

Don’t Blame Facebook: 10 Reasons Low Conversion Rates Are YOUR Fault

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Advertising Applications Branding Content Marketing Customer Experience Facebook Inbound Marketing Listening Personalization Social Media. So, you’re one of the seemingly millions of brands out there using Facebook to lure people over to your website.

Learn How to Maximize Lead Generation

Reachforce

Anyone with a blog can call themselves a thought leader – but how do you find the real deal? If you’re lucky, you meet Ruth P. Stevens (her incredibly impressive bio is at the end of the article).

What B2B Trade Show Attendees REALLY Want From Exhibitors

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer In a comprehensive trade show study, the thing an exhibitor can provide attendees that has the highest correlation with purchase intent is new learning. Not models and promotional products. If you’ve attended enough trade shows, you’ve seen them.

The Rise of the Customer Marketer

From marketing backwater to starring role, this eBook by Influitive explores the changes taking place in customer marketing from the perspective of customer marketers themselves (and explains just why it’s so crucial to customer engagement).

32 B2B Marketers to Add to Your Google Plus Circles

KoMarketing Associates

Building a network in Google+ could be the next critical tactic when it relates to B2B search engine optimization and broader social media initiatives. Recent data analysis from Moz illustrates a positive correlation between Google+ activity and search visibility.

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Online Marketing: the Musical!

Tomorrow People

It’s here! The new musical you’ve all been waiting for. With plenty of great tips about online marketing, you simply must read about this spectacle.

Bislr: A "Marketing Operating System" That Includes Marketing Automation As An App

Customer Experience Matrix

There was a really interesting discussion this week over on Scott Brinker’s ChiefMartec blog about the evolution of marketing automation systems into “platforms” that each support a swarm of satellite applications connected through open APIs.

PowerViews with Chad Burmeister: Sales is More Scientific Nowadays

ViewPoint

Field sales is flat while inside sales is up 20 percent in the last few years. That’s part of the new landscape, and so is the ubiquitous use of technology.

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7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

Blogging Still Lagging in Industrial Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

Compared to most B2B marketers, blogging still plays a minor role for most manufacturing and industrial companies. Look at these charts from two different surveys to illustrate my point. The [.]. 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.]. Business Blogs Industrial Blogs Blogging Blogs Industrial Marketing

The Top 9 Videos From Brands This Year

Marketing Insider Group

It’s that time of year to start thinking about what have we done well, as an industry. And recognize the success of those brands who got it right. Who created content that didn’t just pitch their products. But touched their audience in some way.

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What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)

Webbiquity

There’s no question that B2B marketers have embraced social media. According to recent research , more than 80% of b2b marketers now use the “big 3″ social networks—LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook—to distribute content.