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?

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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.

Email Marketing: 4 steps to relevancy 85% of B2B businesses probably aren’t taking

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Email marketing is a mature marketing tactic, yet I don’t believe B2B organizations are capitalizing on its potential to generate leads. I realized this when I read MarketingSherpa’s just-released 2013 Email Marketing Benchmark Report.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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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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.

Google Hummingbird - Is your B2B website ready to hum?

BaseOne

Hummingbird is a complete change to Google’s algorithm which is the formula it uses to work out what users are searching for. The new engine knows the ‘keywords’ and apparently understands the intent behind the search terms. Is your B2B website ready for t

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.

How To Develop Keyword Lists for Adwords and Pay-Per-Click Campaigns

NuSpark

Coming up with really good long-tail keywords for your SEO or pay-per-click campaigns can sometimes be daunting if you don’t understand how buyers use Google, what buying cycle they are in, and how your content or offers align with those search terms people use to look for what you do.

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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.

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The Content Factor

Humor

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.

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.

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.

Lead Generation Checklist to Get Better Results Now

You spend time, energy, and money to generate demand and get leads. It's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure. This checklist gives you an easy way to focus on the most critical tasks to get better results now.

Sales-Marketing Alignment: How consistent messaging helped ADP engage customers at a faster pace

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Brian McGuire is one of those rare marketers who started in Sales and has held leadership roles in both Sales and Marketing. This experience provides him the broadest perspective of the entire lead generation funnel, from marketing engagement to close.

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33 Stats On The Future of Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

The growth and interest in Content Marketing is now an undeniable force for businesses and marketing. Content marketing is an imperative for brands who want to reach their buyers in an information-saturated world. We are no longer asking whether content marketing is the future.

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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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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.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

15 Reasons Why Every CMO Must Attend #dreamforce #DF13 #in

Smashmouth Marketing

If you are a Chief Marketing Officer, or report to one, or aspire to be one, you MUST attend dreamforce. Period. I would not normally make such a blanket statement, but I don''t want anyone to miss the point of this article.

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29 Tips to Improve B2B Email Campaign Performance

The Point

Email results not what they should be? Try these techniques to improve the performance of your next campaign: 1. Make sure that critical information (offer, key benefits, call to action – what, why, how) is “above the fold”, i.e. in the top left 2-4 inches (400-500 vertical pixels) of your email.

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.

How to Blog without Boring Readers in the Holiday Season

Writing on the Web

How do you blog about the Holiday Season – without boring your readers? It’s no secret that the holidays are upon us! With one less week between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year and Hanukkah already in full swing, the holidays have arrived.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

5 Key SEO Action Items for B2B Marketers Optimizing For Mobile

KoMarketing Associates

A recent article on MarketingSherpa highlighted responses from B2B marketers regarding the most effective tactics for engaging mobile users.

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Four Incredibly Naive Things People Say About Online Marketing

Tomorrow People

Working as the editorial manager here at inbound marketing agency Tomorrow People , I can’t believe the naive comments about online marketing I hear people state as gospel. Here are some of the worst offenders.

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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Social Media Marketing: Dell reveals how it turns thousands of brand detractors into fans

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Five years ago, Dell had little presence on social media. That changed when the computer company realized 4,000 conversations about the brand were happening online every single day and the company was not present.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.