Everything Technology Marketing

Crossing the Divide: The Art of Closing the Sale

Everything Technology Marketing

Say you’re a small accounting firm that works primarily with small businesses. Work with clients to solve their problems -- or chart a path toward the solution -- in a way that leverages both your strengths and the buyer’s in unison, creating a new and unique capability set.

A Simple B2B Marketing Framework

Everything Technology Marketing

The framework starts at the bottom with the “Market Knowledge Layer” - the foundational aspects of understanding the market opportunity and customer problem - and then works its way up to tactical execution of marketing programs along the customer life cycle.

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Why Your Technology Firm Needs a Content Marketing Strategy

Everything Technology Marketing

The key to marketing success online is educating prospects. If a technology firm is going to have a successful online marketing campaign, it needs to revolve around the educational content being produced. Content is king. Why, you ask?

The Top-10 B2B Marketing Trends for 2011

Everything Technology Marketing

8 – Focus on marketing intelligence Marketing automation, online marketing, and CRM systems create tons of data that is revealing buying patterns, customer preferences, and insight into what is working and what is not. Happy New Year!

8 Tips for Marketing SaaS and Software in the Cloud

Everything Technology Marketing

Pick the predominant segment in your market and focus on growing it instead of trying to be all things to all people – that hardly ever works. (7) Nobody has the right answers and best practices, so try new things and see what works. The cloud is all the rage these days.

The Brave New World of B2B Marketing - Are You Ready?

Everything Technology Marketing

Identify those 20 percent - remember the goal is to work smarter, not harder :) 6 - Content Delivery to Engage Audiences Now that you have planned and created compelling content, how are you going to get it in front of your target audience? Your B2B markets are changing rapidly.

B2B Market Segmentation – Part 3: How to Prioritize

Everything Technology Marketing

What segmentation approach worked for you? The previous B2B market segmentation exercises ( Part 1 | Part 2 ) likely produced a large number of potential target segments.

5 Steps to B2B Marketing Success

Everything Technology Marketing

With sophisticated analytics and reporting, MA tools will also give you insight into what is working and what not so you can adjust and improve your campaigns.

Looking for Social Media Policy Examples?

Everything Technology Marketing

Here is a great collection of social media policies from 123 Social Media's web site to help you create a policy that works for your organization: [link Do you hesitate to jump on the social media bandwagon with your company? Concerned about what happens when an employee shares insider information? Social media is inherently dynamic, even chaotic. Provide no guidance and you likely end up damaging your brand.

How to Call to Action

Everything Technology Marketing

What are your secrets for making your call to actions work While marketing strategy and planning are critical to success, marketing often fails on the execution side. Take online campaigns, for example. Here you can often see campaigns break down not because of lack of a compelling offer or properly segmented audience but because the call to action is not powerful enough to trigger a response.

New Report: Alliance Marketing Trends 2014

Everything Technology Marketing

A majority of alliance professionals (62 percent) expect the number of partners they work with to increase over the next 12 months. The results from our new study on Alliance Marketing are now available! Download it here.

Is the In-House B2B Marketing Department Going Away?

Everything Technology Marketing

Is the future for the majority of marketing professionals a freelance model of working for dozens of clients at the same time? My last post triggered a heated debate (mostly in the LinkedIn B2B Technology Marketing Community ) about the dramatic changes we see in the B2B marketing function.

Leveraging Actionable Customer Data for Revenue Growth

Everything Technology Marketing

About Laura Patterson Laura Patterson’s marketing and sales career spans nearly 30 years having worked for both large public companies such as State Farm and Motorola and as well as start ups. By Laura Patterson Peter Drucker is attributed to having said, “the purpose of business is to create a customer.” Delving deeper into what matters to your customers is the key to growing revenue.

Lead Generation Checklist - Part 2: Sales and Marketing as One Team

Everything Technology Marketing

Unless both sales and marketing teams work hand in hand and agree on the lead generation goals, process, and qualification criteria, your lead gen money and efforts will go to waste. Here comes part two of the lead generation checklist series by Brian Carroll. The first part was about engaging prospects and customers in conversations and taking a consultative rather than transactional approach to marketing.

Lead Generation Checklist - Part 1: Conversations, Not Campaigns

Everything Technology Marketing

The previous transactional approach isn't working anymore, prospects dont want to be sold to but engaged in a conversation about their challenges and learn how a vendor can help solve problems. Lead generation tactis are changing rapidly. Think of lead generation as a series of conversations with your audience, not campaigns. Show your prospects that you understand their industry, and specific issues, and that you are interested in building a long term relationship.

Put an End to Flying Blind: A Ten-Step Process for Creating a Go-to-Market Tactical Plan

Everything Technology Marketing

Step One: Working from an Ecosystem Map The first step is to understand the lay of the land. About Laura Patterson Laura Patterson’s marketing and sales career spans nearly 30 years having worked for both large public companies such as State Farm and Motorola and as well as start ups. by Laura Patterson Many organizations can achieve substantial growth by entering a new market with a well thought out and flawlessly executed plan.

How co-working spaces are revolutionizing the workplace

Biznology

Recently, however, companies are slowly adopting a more open and collaborative work environment through co-working spaces. Studies have shown that co-working spaces allow employees to thrive far more than traditional offices, as per Harvard Business Review.

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How to Make Remote Work Actually Work

Hubspot

One of my favorite things about working remotely -- which I do a few times a month -- is the freedom to get comfortable. When I work from home, I'm usually find myself in one of three positions: sitting up at the table, laying down with my laptop, or buried in a pillow avalanche on my couch.

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Does corporate storytelling work? Some mega-brands say no.

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But as you’ve seen today, sometimes even the biggest and most successful brands who are throwing everything at their “story” can’t make it work. The post Does corporate storytelling work? By Mark Schaefer.

How to reach your customers at work or at home

Biznology

On the flip side, consumer marketers can use the capability to broaden the profile of their targets—where they work, their titles, schools attended, past employers, their LinkedIn URL, and maybe even their business email address—all kinds of data points that provide additional insight and access.

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Infographic: 12 Phrases You Should Never Say at Work

Contently

A new infographic about work from Headway Capital lists 12 common statements that you should never say at the office. And if you have other suggestions for what not to say at work, please let us know on Twitter @contently.). Voices Infographic language work

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Does Native Advertising Work?

Content Standard

For those who are unfamiliar, let me explain: imagine your team is working with a journalist to create your next native ad. The post Does Native Advertising Work? “Look, you’re going to love this piece! No more smashing your customers in the face with ad hammers.

Creative Work Relies on Failure

Hubspot

According to Adobe's State of Create report, "At work, there is tension between creativity and productivity." Rather, they keep experimenting until they find what works. Conversely, doing good creative work requires comfort with risk.

Getting Big Data to Actually Work

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Most marketers I talk with today say they are drowning in data. But in reality data they really want sits in disparate systems throughout the organization. Or if their company has invested big money in a traditional data warehouse, the results have fallen short of expectations.

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Does Paid Social Media Work?

Modern Marketing

Wondering what works for other businesses? It's Friday Five time and this week's topic is Social Media. New Research Reveals Paid Social Media Effectiveness. Do you know where to spend your social media marketing dollars?

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Crafting content that works

Biznology

For too many marketers, content marketing doesn’t work. Here’s a guide to crafting content that really does work. The post Crafting content that works appeared first on Biznology. There’s a growing chorus against content marketing, and with good reason.

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Modern Marketing Transformation – Why It Won’t Work Without the Right Culture

B2B Marketing Insider

The post Modern Marketing Transformation – Why It Won’t Work Without the Right Culture appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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Why walking meetings can be wonderful at work

Biznology

This works for many of today’s most successful business leaders and there is really very little reason why you shouldn’t adopt this concept. If you don’t have a nature path near your office, a walk down the street will work too.

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Why working in marketing makes you bitchy

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Part of this irritability may stem from the copious amounts of BS shoveled at us each day, but a new “ State of Marketing Work ” report from Workfront points to some other factors. In fact, reading this report, it’s hard to believe you might work in marketing and NOT be kind of a b h. Some of the highlights of the findings include: Marketers now work 45.9 Work spaces where people are shoulder to shoulder. By Mark Schaefer.

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When all the hard work on social media … just doesn’t work

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Nobody has worked harder to build a digital consulting business than Ray. And, it didn’t work. The following post is about the choice I made to leave my company, NewRayCom to work in a Call Center. When social media doesn’t work. And, it didn't work.

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How Google Works [Infographic]

Hubspot

So how does Google actually work? Ever wonder how Google manages to serve you just the content you''re looking for? You put in a few words, and within a few microseconds, you''ve got pages and pages of results ready to address your query.

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Digital Transformation Works — So Why Are Companies Struggling to Transform?

B2B Marketing Insider

The post Digital Transformation Works — So Why Are Companies Struggling to Transform? The post Digital Transformation Works — So Why Are Companies Struggling to Transform? Digital transformation isn’t an overnight process; it takes time and commitment.

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Creative Work, Blogging, Writing and Resistance

Writing on the Web

Everyone encounters resistance when it comes to blogging, writing, and creative work. When it comes to doing work – putting words on the page… or electrons on a screen – you can’t escape getting stuck. Work requires you to actually do something.

Trade Shows Can Work!-new idea!

Your Sales Management Guru

Trade Shows Can Work-new idea ! NOTE: Several weeks ago I wrote a blog on “ Why Trade Shows Don’t Work” , shortly after a good friend, Todd Schnick, wrote me a note to discuss how he makes trade shows work!

5 Big tips to make LinkedIn ads work for you

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Stop expecting people to work that way. One of the best converting offers I’ve worked with was a piece of content promoted with the line “we’ve read all the books so you don’t have to.” And it worked extremely well.

When social media marketing doesn’t work

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Sure there can be a social component at some point, but in this situation, advertising still works. The post When social media marketing doesn’t work appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}.

How Experiential Marketing Works: 7 Enlightening Tips

Hubspot

It can work on a number of different levels. We’ll talk more about partnering with other brands in a bit, but working with other businesses on these initiatives can benefit everyone involved, especially if it enhances the experience and helps you both reach previously untapped audiences.

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56 Reasons Why Content Marketing Works

B2B Marketing Insider

56 Reasons Why Content Marketing Works: 2014 Edition from NewsCred. Marketers work in very small teams: 81% of all content teams contain fewer than six people. The post 56 Reasons Why Content Marketing Works appeared first on B2B Marketing Insider.

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10 Marketing Reports Everyone Working Online Should Read

ScribbleLive

Through testing different approaches, marketers can get a sense of what works best for their demographics. Because there is often a lot of content created off the heals of these trends, it can be difficult to get the full scope of what actually works.

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How Account Based Advertising Really Works

Digital B2B Marketing

Or to put it a little bit differently, how do all of these companies most of us have never heard of know where we all work? Think of it like a billboard outside an office: nearly anyone working in that location has the potential to see it.