- Content Marketing
Let's Measure Social Media ROI in a Way That Isn't StupidTo Grow Your Social Marketing Budget, Determining ROI Is a Critical Job SkillWe Need to Rethink Our Definition of Engagement
When Your Customers Become Your Contributors: Brand Journalism Meets TraditionalGoogle Is Changing the Close Variant Matching Option in AdWordsBefore You Invest in Online Advertising, Do This!Native Advertising: The New New Thing or a Race to the Bottom? [VIDEO]
Technology & Data
Social Change Agent Survey: Passion, Skill Set, and Persistence Lead to Career GrowthSandy Carter's 6 Social Business Lessons to Learn from Candy Crush5 Tips for Creating a Company Culture that Connects with Your Sweet Spot ClientsWhy Leadership Should Be a Collaborative Exercise
8 Internet User Statistics Every Small Business Should Know AboutIs Your Small Business Doing Content Marketing Wrong?5 Free and Effective Social Media Tools Perfect for Small Businesses
- Social Organization
Beyond Engagement: Why Advocacy Is Always About the PeopleFormer IBM Senior Advisors Launch Brands Rising to Build Employee Advocacy ProgramsPerformance and Risk Management Through Social Media TrainingEmployee Advocacy Summit: Advocate Stories from the Field
- Customer Service
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With any social media strategy, goals should include positive results, sales, interaction, and an increased customer base. From testing many strategies, we found that remarketing and strategic email capture campaigns have great return-on-investments and help generate substantial customer lists.
Do you want to turn your blog into a red-hot lead generation sales machine? These five things will help you set the blogging world on fire.
Segmenting leads into targeted lists will allow your organization to be more relevant with your messaging and achieve greater engagement through your email marketing efforts.
Lead generation is an important activity for any B2B company. So much so that a lot of B2B marketers spend their time generating the leads, but not doing anything with them.
If we were being honest with one another, we’d have to admit that a lot of what marketers have traditionally sent under the guise of "lead nurturing" basically amounts to unsolicited offers. It might not have been spam in the sense that the messages were about generic medications or overseas casinos, but they weren't really passing the smell test when it came to “requested information,” either.
The sole reliance on Google for getting visitors to your site can leave your sales team vulnerable to shifts that occur in the digital arena whether due to your competitors’ efforts, an algorithm update or unforeseen obstacles. Generating a healthy stream of leads for your business requires a diversified marketing approach that includes Google optimization as well as other channel activities to support your new business goals. There are many tools available to help your business be found and to draw people to your site.
So what does all that mean? Essentially content management is the way to manage and structure content, content marketing is gauging the performance of that content. Also, we're talking marketing, so the gauging performance is one area, another is the actual marketing aspect. And what does that consist of, it's like marketing without your reader perceiving it as marketing.
There are all sorts of untapped marketing benefits available through social media, and when you use it like you know what you're doing, you make yourself - and your company - stand apart from the crowd. Take a look at the B2B benefits from social media use.
One of the biggest misconceptions about social media sites is that they are just only for brand awareness and not for generating leads. If you consider the same, your business is missing out a lucrative marketing channel. Instead, of getting distracted with the counts of Facebook “likes “and Twitter “followers”, focus on the statistics that can contribute to your revenue.
Successful inbound marketing relies on supplying leads with the right information at the right time. The Internet has made buyers much more self-reliant when making purchasing decisions, so it is essential that your business produces top quality content that is relevant to their business pains.