Why Technology Marketers Should Go All In on LinkedIn

Why Technology Marketers Should Go All In on LinkedIn

I’ve been doing a lot of LinkedIn presentations lately to software and technology clients. The discussions afterward have been really interesting and left me a little surprised at how underutilized this network really is. Most technology marketers I speak with have decent company pages, post fairly regularly (as on other networks), and may have dabbled in

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3 Customer Engagement Lessons Every Technology Marketer Needs

3 Customer Engagement Lessons Every Technology Marketer Needs

In our recent B2B Technology Marketing Survey, we had a section focused on customer engagement. After 23 years marketing technology solutions, I am 100% convinced that the single best asset any marketer has is our customers. Bringing your customers to the center of your marketing helps you tell compelling stories to your prospects and, more

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The Marketing Curmudgeon: Why You’ll Never Succeed at Nurture Marketing

The Marketing Curmudgeon: Why You’ll Never Succeed at Nurture Marketing

I’ve been advocating for nurture marketing as an essential component to every successful marketing plan for years. That said, the recent results of our 2016 Technology Marketing Survey around nurture marketing were disturbing to say the least.
A full 44% of respondents have NO nurture program in place (although in fairness, half that amount said

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What is Nurture Marketing?

What is Nurture Marketing?

In our recent 2016 B2B Technology Marketing Survey we asked several questions about nurture marketing. While more than half of respondents reported having some type of nurture program in place, it was surprising to learn that 44% had no nurture program. We asked why they weren’t nurturing their customers and prospects and their answers were:

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Software Publishers: 4 reasons your channel marketing program isn’t working

Software Publishers: 4 reasons your channel marketing program isn’t working

According to a recent report by Sirius, “channel marketers report that less than 20% of their partners regularly participate in demand generation efforts.” Other surveys show that partners use less than 10% of materials provided by software publishers they work with. Wonder what’s driving this lack of interest in your channel marketing program?

A

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Channel Partners: The pros and cons of using duplicate content from software publishers (Part 2)

Channel Partners: The pros and cons of using duplicate content from software publishers (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this blog series, I talked about using duplicate content from software publishers and whether or not it will hurt you in terms of your search engine ranking (in short—it won’t—but it won’t help either). Wouldn’t it be great, though, if this existing content COULD help get you found and drive conversions?

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Channel Partners: The pros and cons of using duplicate content from software publishers (Part 1)

Channel Partners: The pros and cons of using duplicate content from software publishers (Part 1)

In our recent survey on marketing trends for channel partners and ISVs, most indicated coming up with consistent, original content was one of their biggest marketing challenges. At the same time, 67% of B2B buyers rely more on content to research and make purchasing decisions than they did a year ago (1).
Faced with a

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7 Creative Ideas for Content Distribution

7 Creative Ideas for Content Distribution

In my last blog, 3 tasks to keep your marketing content from collecting dust, I talked about the importance of content distribution and promotion and how it’s missing from many marketing plans. I mentioned the lack of ideas as one barrier to efficient distribution. I thought it might be helpful to explore some often overlooked

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3 tasks to keep your marketing content from collecting dust

3 tasks to keep your marketing content from collecting dust

In a blog interview with the Content Marketing Institute, Andy Crestodina, the co-founder of Orbit Media, expressed the opinion that it’s common to see people “spend 80% of their time on content and 20% of their time marketing it.”
From my experience with our clients, as well as my blogs and content pieces, I have to

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12 Apr 2017

Digital Transformation: What does it mean to you and your clients?

Digital transformation has been a message and movement we have seen grow throughout many partner and ISV organizations over the past year. It has become a hot marketing topic for the technology industry. With all the buzz, we thought we’d ask some of our clients their thoughts on digital transformation.
For starters, what is digital

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05 Apr 2017

Why Technology Marketers Should Go All In on LinkedIn

I’ve been doing a lot of LinkedIn presentations lately to software and technology clients. The discussions afterward have been really interesting and left me a little surprised at how underutilized this network really is. Most technology marketers I speak with have decent company pages, post fairly regularly (as on other networks), and may have dabbled in

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28 Mar 2017

5 Ways to Tell It’s Time to Outsource Your Marketing

As part of my investment strategy, I own a number of rental properties that are managed by a professional property management company. Although they do a great job of managing the day-to-day needs of the tenants and they provide owner’s statements monthly, I still have to track the income and the expenses.
Is outsourcing the

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01 Mar 2017

A Day in the Life of Our Virtual Marketing Directors

Software and technology partners and ISVs come to us seeking marketing assistance, but are often unclear as to what exactly they need. What they do know is they want to improve their marketing, build an effective marketing plan, establish a regular cadence and create powerful content they can stand behind. Getting there is the challenge.

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23 Feb 2017

How and Why You Should Now Write Compound Blog Posts

Gloom, despair and agony (a nod to a classic Hee Haw skit) is often the reaction when I ask our clients—primarily our ERP and CRM resellers, ISVs and accounting professionals—about their blogging strategy. Most struggle with producing enough content to meet the schedule on the editorial calendar (if they even have one), much less think