B2B Marketing needs to Curate a Vibrant Community

If you ask the members of my leadership team – they will tell you I keep talking about how I think we have B2B Marketing backward.

Let me explain …

We focus a lot of energy on the acquisition part of marketing looking for new customers and getting them up the awareness to consideration to […]

Closed Loop Marketing – still a long way to go

Ok I know we all talk a good game about Closed Loop Marketing and I don’t want to burst anyone’s bubble here but frankly we aren’t there yet.

Yes we forced the loop to close with some great technologies over the last few years. CRM systems, MRM systems, Lead Nurturing systems and the list goes […]

Could Facebook become a Lead Nurturing platform?

When you think of lead nurturing platforms you typically think of firms like Eloqua, Marketo, Aprimo, LeadLife, Market2Lead, Silverpop, even Salesforce.com is getting into the lead nurturing space.

But Facebook?

Lead nurturing starts by taking many touch points and pulling them all together into one spot so you can see patterns of activity across your […]

Social Media Lead flow in B2B Marketing

Word spreads quickly in Social Media – sometimes more quickly than you can keep up with. You must keep a constant eye on mentions of your brand, your products and your services in order to survive in this market landscape.

In the last post we covered Social Media Listening for B2B Marketing and while providing […]

In B2B Marketing: Content is Media

For some reason there is a lot of confusion about the word Content lately. Back in the late 90s when the internet was just heating up we all heard alot about how “Content is King”. But these days for B2B Marketers I think we need to take it a step further and say that “Content […]

B2B Marketing Content: Lure or Lasso?

I picked this saying up from Gary Vaynerchuk’s new book called Crush It.

I really liked the idea of content having dual purposes and not just the purpose of posting to your website or blog.

The lure part is really about a steady stream of content that is consistent in its frequency which is why […]

The 4 P’s to Social Media Marketing

Ok ok – based on the great response I got from my readers on my last blog post The 4 C’s of B2B Marketing I thought I would try to apply the same principle to Social Media Marketing. Frankly, I have been brewing this post for a while now and its time to let it […]

The 4 C’s of B2B Marketing

We’ve all heard about the four P’s of marketing.

Product Price Placement Promotion

The four P’s were created mainly to describe the ideal “marketing mix”. The term “marketing mix” became popularized after Neil H. Borden published his 1964 article, Concept of the Marketing Mix.

I would argue this killer combo of marketing is mainly […]

If I had a dollar …

Last week, I was interviewed by a technology services marketing team looking to improve their Demand Generation activities.

They had a very cohesive but small team and they wanted to ramp up activities to drive brand awareness and lead generation. But as you might expect they had limited funds and bandwidth (don’t we all).

I […]

World Wide Rave – Works!

In David Meerman Scott’s ebook Lose Control of your Marketing he talks a lot about the spread of ideas. Note his ebook is a preview for his upcoming book called World Wide Rave due out in March

There are some great examples of how ideas spread in his ebook on the Top 10 unsigned bands […]