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Activities, Stats, Trends in Digital Marketing?—Infographic

Arun Sivashankaran (FunnelEnvy) With the digital marketing industry topping $62 billion in the U.S. every scrap of helpful information CMOs can gather is important to the bottom line. Read and Discuss

Apr. 09 2012




FTC Calls For Legislative Oversight of Data Brokers

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a report recommending, in part, that data brokers offer consumers greater transparency into, and control over, data collected and stored. The report also recommends a central web site where consumers can learn about data compilers by name, understand their proceesses, and exercise rights of access to their data.

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Mar. 23 2012




Real-Time Customer Feedback is the New Focus Group 1

Observing customers and monitoring their feedback can offer important insight into their desires and consumption patterns.

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Mar. 19 2012




Lead Management (And Data) Practices Vary Among B2B Marketers 1

A new study shows business-to-business marketers vary greatly on their lead generation, lead nurturing and lead evaluation practices.

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Feb. 21 2012




Prospecting on All Platforms: Chief Marketer’s 2012 Lead Gen Survey 1

Whether your brand sells to consumers or to other businesses, chances are you’re looking for leads in lots of new places.

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Feb. 14 2012




Using Data to Channel-Optimize Marketing

Marketing isn’t taught by the mathematics departments within colleges and universities, but some day maybe it will be. Each day, marketers are more dependent on the numbers. Metrics and measurements talk to marketers, revealing secret insights into campaigns. For example, data analysis shows how channel optimization makes money.

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Jan. 25 2012




IBM’s Social Selling: The Computer Giant Finds B2B Leads in Social Media 4

In B2B marketing, how do you make social media an efficient, cost-effective channel for finding new customers and selling to business clients?

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Jan. 13 2012




Tips for Creating a B2B Social Media Plan 1

Does social media really work in business-to-business marketing? It’s a valid question, especially with the mass media mindset prevailing over much of social media. What B2B marketers and the firms that represent them should really be concerned with is the quality of the social media connections they make rather than the quantity.

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Jan. 12 2012




Marketing Automation Helps Nxtbook Identify Prospects

Marketing automation is helping Nxtbook Media connect with publishers and catalogers looking to take their print editions digital.

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Jan. 09 2012




Marketers Must Focus On Outcome, Not Output, Metrics 1

Not all metrics are good metrics. Merely because a brand is well “liked” on Facebook, or has many followers on Twitter, does not mean it is successfully being marketed. And collecting a fishbowl full of leads at a conference, or sending out a set quota of email blasts, is not the most productive way of measuring marketing’s effectiveness.

The trap many marketers fall into is focusing on output-based metrics, as opposed to outcome metrics, says Laura Patterson, president and co-founder of VisionEdge Marketing.

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