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Tips for Creating a B2B Social Media Plan

|  by Chief Marketer Staff

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.

Marketers Must Focus On Outcome, Not Output, Metrics

|  by Beth Negus Viveiros

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…

Tips for Using Your Database to Drive Revenue

|  by Beth Negus Viveiros

Direct marketers usually aren't very creative about how they take advantage of their marketing databases. Sure, modern marketing databases are used to make general decisions about whom to promote. Typically this is done with rules-based logic such as recency, frequency, monetary value (RFM) cells or—even better—with statistics-based predictive models. However, this is just scratching the…

Five Things B2B Marketers Need to do Before Going Social

|  by Chief Marketer Staff

Here's a reality check for business-to-business firms engaging in social media: Content isn't king, at least as far as tweets and posts to other forums are concerned. Greg Ott of Demandbase offers five prerequisites B-to-B marketers must have in place to maximize the return of their social media endeavors.

New Database Helps Las Vegas Sands Focus on Profitability

|  by Beth Negus Viveiros

The Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s new data system places a stronger focus on the full spectrum of visitors' activity, and therefore their total profitability. Traditionally, casino patrons are ranked and marketed to based on what they spend, either during a single trip or in aggregate. But this doesn't allow for subtleties such as their rate…

Hearst, Experian Team Up To Model And Score Commitment

|  by Beth Negus Viveiros

When a marketer delivers goods in advance of payment, as in a "bill me" situation, there is a greater possibility of a lack of commitment on the prospect's part. And that can result in higher levels of non-paying customers. Unfortunately for magazine publishers, bill me options for subscription requests are fairly standard. For Hearst Magazines,…

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by Chief Marketer Staff

“Trapped in Advertising” sounds like a hashtag you might use after a bad day at work, but for Pringles and Adult Swim, it was a year-long, pop culture-forward campaign aimed at ad-averse 18- to 35-year-old “Rick and Morty” fans. The goal was to sustain engagement and become part of the cultural conversation in order to…

	
        

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