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Making Mobile Part of Your Lead Gen Strategy

The need to make mobile media part of your lead generation strategy today is obvious. What isn’t so obvious is how to integrate mobile in a way that will effectively engage consumers and not run afo

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Oct. 01 2011




Texas Instruments Aims B-to-B Marketing at its Target Audience: Product Designers 5

When your business is selling integrated circuits and microchips to be used in electronic products, you want to build and foster relationships that bring you closer to your end-user. TI defines that customer as the design engineer

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Sep. 30 2011




Multichannel Attribution Helps Determine Which Mediums Influence Sales

Attributing a sale to the last customer touch can result in skewed channel effectiveness calculations. Paradysz’s Rob Stagno offers thoughts on the complexity of multichannel attribution.

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Sep. 28 2011




Green & Black’s Chocolates Live Events: Part Focus Group, Part Lead Gen

Green & Black Organic Chocolate has three flavor suggestions (from among its 13 varieties) for chocolate lovers who feel like kids again when they eat chocolate, who prefer sporty dress styles and who like to spend their leisure time networking. How is Green & Black determining which consumers possess these attributes? It’s asking them, through a series of quick surveys at live events and on its Facebook page.

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Sep. 13 2011




How to Effectively Execute a Sample Program

As marketing times change fast check out these new rules for conducting sampling programs.

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Sep. 12 2011




Data Helps Expo Washable Markers Find Best Party Hosts

Mothers who weren’t chosen to host one of the at-home parties held for Expo Washable Markers on June 11 shouldn’t feel slighted: Only 1800 hosts were selected from more than 24,000 applicants. That’s an acceptance rate of less than 7.5%.

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Sep. 08 2011




Dream Team: How Toshiba Medical Systems Built a Strong B-to-B Marketing Staff

To better serve the company and create a better perception in the marketplace, Toshiba America Medical Systems combined two separate internal staffs

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Sep. 08 2011




Craft a Winning B-to-B Email Strategy from the Start

If you want to have a great B-to-B email program that generates solid leads, the beginning is a great place to start. That means asking the right questions on your sign-up form, crafting an engaging welcome email and enticing your prospects to open that email with a solid subject line. Megan Feltes, sales content specialist with email marketing service Emma, shares some best practices she’s learned through working with clients and crafting the company’s own lead-gen strategy.

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Sep. 08 2011




Lead Flow Planning: How Many Leads Are Really Enough For Your Sales Team?

When it comes to leads, it’s tempting to think that more is better. But the truth is, enough is

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Aug. 15 2011




When Does Reactivation Modeling Make Sense?

The ability to ask the right questions is a critical factor for effective analytical work. This is the key point I made in a recent article, “Asking the Right Questions in Data Analysis” http://chiefmarketer.com/direct/non-print/data-listtalk-0415bnv9.html. I also noted that asking the right questions typically does not require an advanced degree in statistics.

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Aug. 11 2011




Hoover’s Connects With IT for Better B-to-B Sales

How can you get IT street cred and build a rapport with the technology professionals who will ultimately help approve and implement your solution? Stephen Bergmann offers some thoughts on how Hoover’s has connected with IT pros to market its Application Programming Interface (API) products.

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