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#B2BTalks April 26 – When Paid Media Meets Content Marketing

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Digital marketers may find it challenging to find the right balance between paid media and content marketing in order to yield the best results for lead generation. At the next #B2BTalks Sunday, April 26, 6pm – our panelists will offer solutions to this challenge, as well as tips that you can implement in your own digital marketing strategy. More

Calling all Entrepreneurs: Pitchup15 Wants Your Ideas!

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emaze logoSpring is in the air and I think it’s safe to say we’re all excited for the change of season. Among other fresh and bright things that come with spring, this month we’re proud to sponsor an exciting contest, hosted by our friends over at emaze. It’s called PITCHUP15 and it’s open right now for your bright ideas and the chance to win $10,000, plus a trip to DEMO!

I had the opportunity to interview Daniel Glickman, CMO of emaze, to learn more about their fast-growing company and how the idea for PITCHUP15 came about. More

How Mitel Motivated Over 1,300 Employees to Promote Their Company Message

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How do you promote your brand and share your company message? Most of the time, we rely on the expected channels of Twitter or the tedious effort of engaging with those top influential people in the industry, hoping that one day they’ll share your latest blog post. What many companies overlook is their most powerful marketing asset, the employees, who are right within arm’s reach. But with everyone’s busy lives, impossible schedules and over-flowing inboxes, how can you expect your employees to take the time to share your company message and become your next “brand ambassador?”

We found one company with an amazing success story behind their recently launched employee advocacy program. Here, we interview Liz Pedro who initiated Mitel’s advocacy program and saw stellar results beginning on day one. More

#B2BTalks – Digital Transformation of Your Marketing Organization

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grandma_360-1The way buyers interact with companies has changed, and marketing organizations are faced with the challenge of adapting in order to better communicate with them. No longer can marketing efforts be solely based on campaigns; rather, organizations must constantly engage with customers, interacting with them at multiple touchpoints.

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5 of our Best Marketing Blog Posts From 2014

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If you’re like me, it feels like just yesterday I was relaxing on the beach sometime in mid-June. Then I blinked, woke up one morning, scrolled through pictures of Christmas trees on my Instagram, and someone asked me what my New Year’s resolution is. New Years already? Maybe you’re also wondering, what the hell happened to 2014? Well, I’m here to help you out. While I can’t help you with remembering what you did last summer, when it comes to B2B marketing, I’ve got you covered. Here I’ve gathered 5 of my favorite content pieces from our blog this past year.

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How to Get the Innovative Best Out of Your Marketing Machine

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In this #B2BTalks video series, a lively and captivating panel discussed a topic many of us in the marketing world struggle with every single day – how to get your marketing machine performing at its innovative best.

Each panelist came up with some superb tips on how they fire-up innovation in their own marketing machine. Below are just a few words of wisdom garnered from the session – there’s plenty more in the video above! More

8 Expert Tips to Face Your Biggest Marketing Challenges

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We’re moving right along in our third series of #B2BTalks, this time bringing you three marketing experts from vastly different backgrounds. When talking about scaling, it’s important to recognize that every company, no matter big or small, faces similar challenges. Across the board, marketing budgets and people power always tend to be the hot topics. Instead of backing down, with some careful analysis and planning, you can use your challenges to your advantage, moving your business forward. More

Hunt or be Hunted: Content Marketing According to Kevin Spacey

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I’m sure I’m not the only one who was surprised to see Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey walk on stage at Content Marketing World 2014 in Cleveland this fall, one of the largest content marketing conferences out there today. Spacey plays the character of Frank Underwood, ruthless politician on “House of Cards” and is famous for his quotes like, “For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there is but one rule: Hunt or be hunted.” Is this good advice for a digital marketer? Sometimes it can feel this way. More

Quick and Easy Ways B2B Marketing Experts Create Content for Free

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You have an incredible product that blows your competition out of the water and a sales funnel that functions like a well-oiled machine, but if you aren’t getting as many leads from your marketing efforts as you’d like, it’s time to buckle down and focus on creating good content.  More

No Visitor Left Behind

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We all love traffic. No, not the bumper-to-bumper kind that we spend quality time with each morning. But the kind we find online that comes in increasing numbers after you write that clever blog post and share it across your social channels, or the kind that arrives at your carefully-built landing page after you begin an email campaign.

What happens next? We watch the traffic go and can only hope that one day it will return.

According to Marketo, 98% of your website traffic is anonymous, meaning that you don’t have any information about them and therefore no way to connect. You’ve done the work of getting people to your website and now it’s time to make it worth something. More