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

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Tweet Five years ago, Dell had little presence on social media. In fact, one in 12 of Dell’s more than 105,000 employees have attended its Social Media & Community University , which encompasses up to 12 hours of training on how to best represent Dell online.

Social Media Marketing: 6 tips for running a valuable LinkedIn group that attracts prospects

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Especially on social media. Participation needs to be written into their contracts really, and become a new performance KPI,” advises Tom Skotidas, Founder of Skotidas , a B2B social media lead generation agency and the LinkedIn B2B Social Media Lead Generation Group.

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B2B Social Media Marketing: Focus on leads, not likes

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Do you know where your social media is contributing? Honestly, it’s almost unfair to compare social media engagement to other channels,” Kelly confesses. This is why Baggott advises that every social media post links back to a landing page. Social Media

How IntraLinks Used Social Media to Generate Twice as Many Sales-ready Leads as Any Other Channel

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Tweet Do you think social media is better for researching prospects than for attaining face-to-face meetings where deals are won and contracts are signed? In this high-tech world, social media has revealed itself to be a lead generation goldmine.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

How email and social media can supercharge your lead generation strategies. Lead generation is the process of attracting and converting strangers and prospects into someone who has indicated interest in your company's product or service.

Lead Nurturing: How a social business strategy can help you move from selling to helping your prospects

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So, what is social business exactly? While it would seem intuitive that social business is a social media best practice, that assumption could not be further from the truth. This idea of moving from ‘sell’ to ‘helping your customers buy’ is at the heart of social business.

How giving useful ideas and secrets builds trust

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People use the web and social media for research; they’re looking for fresh ideas, insight, and actionable information. I had coffee with a potential partner, and our conversation ebbed to us talking about business philosophy, marketing, and lead generation.

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B2B Content Marketing: Find the bigger story

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Content Marketing b2b social media content marketing joe pulizzi lead gen Lead Nurturing Tweet “Anybody here think you have nothing to create content around? No exciting stories to tell?”

B2B Marketing: 3 simple tips for creating PPC ads

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Copywriting in a confined space can feel more like an art, especially when you consider crafting social media PPC messaging for a highly targeted audience versus search engines ads, in which a keyword strategy impacts your message.

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Lead Generation: Content among the most difficult tactics, but also quite effective

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Mobile is bigger than social media. My attention was drawn to mobile marketing designated in the social media circle. I believe mobile is bigger than just social media and could have a significant impact on the performance of campaigns in the future.

15 Tips to Generate More Leads in 2015 (Part 1, featuring tips 1-5)

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B2B Lead Generation: 6 social media tactics from 7 experts [MarketingSherpa how-to article]. Tweet It’s a new year, and you’re likely kicking off marketing and lead generation programs to drive more new leads for 2015. Most new leads go nowhere.

Inbound Marketing: How a B2B company used a content marketing strategy to improve customer experience

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Tweet Inbound marketing is typically a term reserved for B2C companies striving to draw customers in with flashy social media campaigns, witty tweets and beautiful infographics.

Building Your Strategic Lead Generation Portfolio

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I’ve updated it to include more content marketing and social media channels. Tweet To be successful at lead generation, marketers can’t rely on one specific tactic. Rather, they must leverage a portfolio of channels.

3 Good Questions to Align Strategy, B2B Marketing, and Sales

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To put that in perspective, Brian, that amount is more than three times what companies spend on all media advertising– Super Bowls, everything else. It’s wasted on social media and other chic tools, and many marketers are ironically proud of that.

How to Use Trigger Events for More and Better Leads

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Posting links to relevant content on your social media pages to capture those experiencing those triggers to engage with your further. People aren’t ready to buy when we want to sell. Think about it. .

How the Halo Effect Drives Lead Generation

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Social Media Dos, Don’ts [MarketingSherpa how-to article]. Tweet Building upon my post from last week , I was reminded of an important lesson I learned on influence that’s served me my whole life.

How to Use LinkedIn to Generate Leads

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Dan Schawbel of Mashable, the social media guide , suggests that you brand yourself for the job you want, not the job you have. Social Media content marketing lead generation Lead Nurturing Tweet You need to rethink the way you use LinkedIn. Without some of us even noticing, LinkedIn developed into a useful publishing platform and lead generation tool for marketers and sales people looking to build relationships with prospects.

Lessons from a B2B Summit Coach: Five Steps to Cut through the Noise, Turn off the Hype and Create a B2B Social Media Program that Works

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Tweet If you’re struggling with managing social media programs in the B2B marketplace, Zuzia Soldenhoff-Thorpe (pictured at below) has some news for you: Most of your peers are too. social media is one of the most. Analyze and monitor their social media.

Value Proposition: What motivates prospects to buy from you?

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B2B Social Media: How do you measure the ROI of a LinkedIn InMail campaign? Tweet One day at the office, I decided to put a dollar bill on my cubicle wall. When people walked by, they would ask why I was putting money on my wall. My initial response was that I simply like money.

15 Tips to Generate More Leads in 2015 (Part 2, featuring tips 6-10)

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Meanwhile, linking to third-party media articles costs you nothing. B2B Lead Generation: 6 social media tactics from 7 experts [MarketingSherpa how-to article]. Tweet For the new year, I’m sharing 15 ideas on how to make your lead management more effective.

Nine Simple Tactics to Drive a Higher Return on Trade Show Investment

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Leverage social media before, during and after the event. If you’re holding an educational or social event, brainstorm with them to see how they can help you attract more and better attendees.

Lead Generation: Balancing lead quality and lead quantity

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B2B Social Media: SAP Latin America boosts followers 900% [Part I] [Case study]. B2B Social Media: SAP Latin America boosts followers 900% [Part II] [Case study]. Tweet Lead generation is somewhat like a tightrope act.

Why Empathetic Marketing Matters and 7 Steps to Achieve It

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We’ve moved from traditional advertising to social media, content marketing and beyond. Tweet I am at the earliest stages of developing a sequel to Lead Generation for the Complex Sale. It’s been a decade since the first draft and I’ve been contemplating how much business has changed since then. Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox: There have never been more opportunities to reach customers; yet reaching them has never been more challenging.

Lead Gen Tactics from 4 MarketingSherpa Case Studies

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B2B Lead Generation: 6 social media tactics from 7 experts [How-to article]. Tweet Our sister publication, MarketingSherpa, publishes three weekly newsletter case studies, and in the B2B beat in particular, those weekly articles routinely feature a story covering marketers tackling lead generation for the complex sale. For this B2B Lead Roundtable Blog post, I want to offer four of those case studies published over the last couple of years addressing that very topic.

Lead Generation: 5 tips to generate leads faster on LinkedIn

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Stay specific to your social network, for instance, LinkedIn news does well on LinkedIn. Related Resources: Social Media Marketing: 6 tips for running a valuable LinkedIn group that attracts prospects. Social Media Pays Off Big for Over 1,000 Marketers Reporting 150% ROI or More.

Is Social Media Really Living Up to Expectations?

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Ann wanted to know how happy the group was with the lead generation results of their social media campaigns. Her question, and too many of her 30-plus responses, illustrated the disconnection between the expectations of marketers who are out on the frontlines every day and marketing gurus proclaiming the wonders of social media. After all, if you Google ”Top 10 B2B Trends in 2011” you’ll see social media listed on every one of them.

Lead Generation: 43% say organic search drives most traffic, but only 29% say it drives most conversions

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We have over 1,500 clients, and they concur with your research findings … a lot of people in the market over the last two years have been asking me about what they should be doing on social media,” said Tracey Voyce, Director, Bloomtools.

Trade Show Follow-Up: 5 tips to optimize response

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Invite them to subscribe to an online newsletter, attend online events, or connect via social media.

Digital Marketing: How to craft a value proposition in 5 simple steps

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We can integrate into any social media platform”. Exclusivity: 5.0 – While there may be other players in our market; our business intelligence has determined that we are the only ESP currently capable of integration into every social media platform.

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

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Laura Sturaitis, Executive Vice President of Media Services and Product Strategy, Business Wire , a press release distribution company. You can share news on your blog, your website, social media, YouTube; you’re no longer solely dependent on journalists to get the word out.”.

Buy, Build or Both Part 2: The basics of list building

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Make sure they’re represented in your website’s code, like title tags and meta tags , as well as in content and social media. Build your social media presence. 30-Minute Marketer: How to Integrate Social Media with Email and SEO.

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Content Marketing: How a technology company used its employees to generate quality content [Video]

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Educating departments on the use of social media and recognizing talents and abilities within the team increased the quality and reputation of the content that the company generated. Content Marketing B2B Summit 2012 content marketing lead gen summit 2013 social media

Marketing 101: How to get started in lead generation

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There are many ways to learn this – surveys, social media monitoring, interviews with current customers, A/B testing, conversations with Sales, Services and Customer Support …. Value Proposition: How to use social media to help discover why customers buy from you. B2B Social Media: 4 steps to get your listening dashboard started. Social Media Marketing: 4 basic tips for getting started.

2013 Year in Review: Top 6 focus areas for B2B marketers this year

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In 2012, the top focus for B2B marketers was understanding and leveraging social media. Use social media to generate leads and connect with prospects. Social Media Marketing: Dell reveals how it turns thousands of brand detractors into fans. Andrea Johnson, Copywriter, MECLABS, revealed how Dell leveraged social media to reach out to customers and monitor conversations online.

SEO Success Story: How an engineering firm moved from obscurity to the #1 ranking for critical local search terms

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Develop a Winning Combination for Social Media Integration: 9 tips from a recent MarketingSherpa webinar. Content Marketing content marketing landing page optimization Marketing research social media marketing

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Gamification: How Siemens got 23,000 engineers to learn about its brand

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In the morning, it was introduced to more than 60,000 employees at Siemens via their managers, who underwent communication training about the program and provided a toolkit, including a review of social media policies. That afternoon, there was a paperless launch to the media, which leveraged Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Related Resources: B2B Social Media: Gamification effort increases Web traffic 100%, employee collaboration 57%.

Email Marketing: How to maintain low opt-out rates

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8 Questions to Steer Your Marketing Priorities – Find out the value of asking a handful of customers questions directly – not through surveys, focus groups, digital body language or social media.

Communicating Value Helps Double Inbound Leads and Increase Revenue, Site Traffic and More

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Monitoring social media. Social media has made organizations transparent. Leverage social media. Marketing Strategy competitive analysis consistent messages direct mail newsletters social media value

Lead Generation: 2 questions every marketer should ask themselves about prospect motivation

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Or do you have targeted PPC ads on social media or a very specifically themed blog? Tweet The most important factor to keep in mind when creating your landing page is your prospects’ motivation. Highly motivated prospects can make for highly motivated leads if your landing pages deliver the right message to the right prospect at the right time. However, it’s the prospects who are not highly motivated that you need to worry about.

Can a social media strategy boost your lead generation efforts?

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Ok, so how do we harness all of social media’s potential and use it to build a lead generation system? I came across a blog this weekend that reinforced my thoughts. This post, written by Christian Fea , CEO of Synertegic, Inc., started off with a this statistic that he found on compete.com: Twitter had around 3 million people visiting the site in 2008, and it grew 640% between November 2007 and November 2008.