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.

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.

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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?

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.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

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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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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2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

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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.

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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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.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

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.

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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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.

Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

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.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

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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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.

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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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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