2013

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.

Your Marketing Strategy Needs to Keep Pace with Digital Culture

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Innovation. In a company, the term “culture” is often defined by qualities such as an organization’s business values, overarching mission statement, operational style, working languages, technology and operating systems, personality traits and in-office habits.

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LinkedIn Sponsored Updates: The Best B2B Social Advertising Option Yet?

Digital B2B Marketing

Have you felt like social advertising just wasn’t right for your B2B marketing? If so, LinkedIn’s new Sponsored Updates may just change your mind. This looks like the most compelling social advertising offering yet for B2B marketers.

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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The Content Marketing Pyramid

The Ultimate Framework To Develop & Execute Your Content Marketing Strategy

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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.

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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7 Digital marketing trends to embrace NOW

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Usually bloggers write “trend” posts at the end of the year but at the speed of change in this business, maybe we should make it every six months! As we hurtle into the second half of 2013, here are the digital trends I seem to be following the most right now.

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How To Make a B2B Company “Sexy” with Social Media [Infographic]

Crimson Marketing

If you work for a B2B company, you’ve most likely noticed that it’s not as fast or easy to grow your social media presence as it is for a B2C company. Here’s how to improve social media growth in the B2B community! Why should B2B companies invest in social media?

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

A framework comprising of best practices to consider and red flags to avoid.

33 Phenomenal Content Marketing and Copywriting Guides and Tips

Webbiquity

Content marketing represents the most fundamental and widespread rethinking of marketing practices in decades.

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Using Hashtags as Strategic Objects

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Hashtags Twitter. Hashtags have been around for a while. At first it was just a neat way to call out a particular sentiment or be associated with a trending story on Twitter; they’ve now made it into our vernacular and expanded to other platforms including Instagram and Google+.

B2B Marketing’s Measurement Problem

Digital B2B Marketing

No one makes a million dollar decision based on one white paper, one email or one Google search. The buying process may take 12 to 18 months. 20 different people may be involved in the decision. Peers, consultants and analysts will provide their input.

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.

The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

Are You Getting Effective SEO and Digital Marketing in 2013?

Tomorrow People

The World Wide Web changes daily and so it’s more important than ever for your digital marketing agency to deliver effective SEO and digital marketing, argues Duncan Cumming.

2013 B2B Marketing Priorities [Study]

Puzzle Marketer

Not Dead Yet: Blogging’s Popularity Surges Among F500

Paul Gillin

There’s no fluff in the press release, so I’ll just excerpt it word for word.

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.

Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales.

HubSpot Signals Product Review "She just read the email" (from #Inbound13)

Smashmouth Marketing

Last week at Inbound, HubSpot announced a new product, Signals. In simple terms, Signals is a Chrome extension that tracks and notifies you when someone has activity on emails, LinkedIn, Salesforce and HubSpot.

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The future of business: Six layers of customer engagement

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Over the past few years I have been giving a speech about the “six layers” of customer engagement. It has been a hit with my audiences and it occurred to me that I have never shared this idea with you. So, let’s change that.

Top 50 B2B Marketing Influencers On Twitter

B2B Marketing Insider

Who are the top B2B Marketing influencers on twitter?

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.

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

Each year B2B organizations spend more than $5.2 billion on content creation.

3 Secrets To Having A Two-Way Conversation With Your Brand’s Customers Online

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Branding Communities eCommerce Interactive Marketing Mobile Optimization. No matter where you look, brands are all trying to crack the code of having a two-way conversation with their customers wherever they are – be it in-store, online, on a smartphone, on a tablet or on social media.

Two Killer Google+ Mistakes

Digital B2B Marketing

Last week WSJ ran an article entitled “ There’s No Avoiding Google+ ” on the front page. In short, it highlighted the drive by Google to make Google+ pervasive across other Google services.

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Email Marketing 101: No-One Cares About Your Product

The Point

An effective email campaign has one goal and one goal only: getting the reader to respond to your campaign. This means that, in order to succeed, every word of copy should be focused on selling the offer, i.e. the primary reason why any individual would want to respond.

Are You Getting Effective SEO and Digital Marketing in 2013?

Tomorrow People

The World Wide Web changes daily and so it’s more important than ever for your digital marketing agency to deliver effective SEO and digital marketing, argues Duncan Cumming.

Customer Success and Marketing Alignment: The Key to Unlocking Customer Advocacy

Most B2B companies say the customer experience is a priority, but their teams are not prepared or coordinated enough to make this a reality.

Tips for Fixing Email Template Code Problems Infographic

Puzzle Marketer

If you’ve ever developed an email before, you know that the coding doesn’t stop when your design looks good in the browser. In fact, it doesn’t stop when it looks good in every browser (FireFox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari).

8 Data Points about the Importance of Customer Experience

Paul Gillin

I was asked to prepare some background information on the importance of delivering a positive customer experience, and I thought I would share some of the research with you. How much does the market reward companies that deliver excellent customer experience?

Acquisitions Reshape the Marketing Automation Industry: Growth at the Bottom, Room in the Middle, Fog at the Top

Customer Experience Matrix

Raab Associates officially released the new edition of our B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Selection Tool (VEST) yesterday.

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.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results