The 7 Keys to Small Business Sales and Marketing

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The 7 Keys to Small Business Sales and Marketing

While we assist large businesses with their sales and marketing efforts, we’re a small business ourself. That means that we have limited resources and as clients leave, it’s essential that we have other clients that take their place. This enables us to regulate our cashflow and keep the lights on! It’s a tough situation, though. We often only have a month or two to prepare … Continue reading

How Twitter is Helping You Drive Deeper Engagement

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There’s a huge transition happening in the social media industry that’s pretty exciting. The ability to push the engagement directly to the social interaction rather than having to refer traffic back to your site. Everyone knows that each time you ask someone to click, there’s a drop-off in the response rates. For a company promoting their products or services on Twitter, making a user go … Continue reading

Is Your Business Taking Advantage of Social Video?

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This morning we posted Why Your Business Should Make Use of Video in Marketing. One outlet for use of video that’s driving incredible engagement and results are social video sites, with a huge rise in use and viewership. Companies are taking advantage of these strategies and producing some simple and amazing results that are getting watched more, shared more, and driving deeper understanding of their … Continue reading

Why Your Business Should Make Use of Video in Marketing

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We’ve ramped up our video efforts here on the Marketing Technology blog and it’s been great… engaging deeper on YouTube and social media with 1 to 2 minute Marketing Clips. Unfortunately, there are still many myths out there with regard to the costs and effort required to produce your own videos for marketing efforts. Best of all, you need not work through all of the … Continue reading

2014 B2B Digital Marketing Objectives, Budgets, Activities and Challenges

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Omobono’s latest What Works Where research provides a revealing snapshot of B2B digital marketing in 2014. In partnership with The Marketing Society and Circle Research, they asked 115 senior business marketers about their digital marketing objectives, budgets, activities and challenges. The full report, including survey results, expert analysis and recommendations, will be published this month. To receive your digital copy as soon as it’s available, … Continue reading

12 Steps to Social Media Marketing Success

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The folks at BIGEYE, a creative services agency, have put together this infographic to assist companies in developing a successful social media marketing strategy. I really love the breakout of the steps but I also empathize that many companies don’t have all the resources to accommodate the demands of a great social strategy. The return on building an audience into a community and driving measurable … Continue reading

The Rise of Purpose-Driven Social Marketing

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You’ll often find me in some huge debates online on anything related to politics, religion and capitalism… all the red-hot buttons that most people avoid. It’s why I have personal and branded presences across social media. If you want marketing only, follow the brand. If you want me, follow me… but be careful… you get all of me. While I’m an unabashed capitalist, I also … Continue reading

Optimizing the Path of Converting a Lead to a Customer

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There’s no shortage of companies that need assistance with customer conversion. We’re all extremely busy and we’ve always been great at developing great products and services, but often fall short on providing a smooth path for a lead to be come a customer. Marketing technology provides the tools to bridge that gap and nurture those leads efficiently. In this infographic from ReachLocal, you’ll take a … Continue reading

Follow the Top Social Media Influencers of 2014

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Dr. Jim Barry of the Edu-Tainment Social Content Marketing blog has put together a list of the top social media influencers (with yours truly on it!). The good Doctor has written up a fascinating, detailed post on the 4 archetypes of these influencers, describing the traits and types of influence they have in the industry, including: Educators – provide help and insight Coaches – engage … Continue reading