B2B Content Marketing: Create Intimate Conversations with Narrowcasting

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Mark Wilson of Avaya has found success with a B2B content marketing approach he calls narrowcasting. He described the approach, which focuses on creating intimate conversations with a target audien…

Fabrizio Faraco‘s insight:

Mark Wilson of Avaya has found success with a B2B content marketing approach he calls narrowcasting. He described the approach, which focuses on creating intimate conversations with a target audience, in an interview with CCO magazine.

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Semantic Web and Link Building without Links > The Future for SEO?

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Rand’s recent WBF about co-occurrence was a real wake up call for those still transfixed with link building practices of old.

Fabrizio Faraco‘s insight:

 Google is really trying to clear up the link graph and with it valueless links so that it can clearly understand relevance and associations again

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93% of Companies Using Inbound Marketing Increase Lead Generation [New ROI Data]

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Take a look at the latest data on the ROI of inbound marketing, and its impact on key marketing metrics,

Fabrizio Faraco‘s insight:

The ROI Report is an analysis created in collaboration with HubSpot and MIT. By crunching numbers from our customers, we can not only get a perspective on the successes of our customers, but also a global view of how inbound marketing is working for businesses around the world right now.

 

Read more: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/34209/93-of-Companies-Using-Inbound-Marketing-Increase-Lead-Generation-New-ROI-Data.aspx#ixzz2M2yefGE1

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Are Businesses Invading Consumer Privacy By Listening to Social Media Conversations? – Brian Solis

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al media represents a new frontier in customer engagement. Not only can companies participate in conversations, a dizzying array of tools now help them listen to conversations as well. This isn’t news though.

Fabrizio Faraco‘s insight:

Everyone understands the importance of social media in business right? We all know that customers are demanding that businesses use social media to listen to ideas, engage them in conversations, and also solve their problems when in need. As I’ve often said, the best listeners often make the most engaging conversationalists.

 

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Real-Time Marketing – Harvard Business Review

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Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today’s topics and challenges in business management.

Fabrizio Faraco‘s insight:

consumers have more information about products and more products to choose from than ever before. They have more ways to shop: at giant malls, specialty shops, and super-stores; through mail-order catalogs, home shopping networks, and virtual stores on the Internet. And they are bombarded with messages pitched through a growing number of channels: broadcast and narrow-cast television, radio, on-line computer networks, the Internet, telephony services such as fax and telemarketing, and niche magazines and other print media. Given the proliferation of choices, it’s no wonder consumers view brand names with growing indifference.

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What comes after content marketing? Here are four ideas.

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If content is the new advertising, we may be in for trouble. Here are four ways out of the content marketing black hole.

Fabrizio Faraco‘s insight:

My friend Mitch Joel has also been pondering this topic. In a post entitled The Content Crash, Mitch states that the field has simply “become a pumping ground for a marketing message. Very few (companies) are thinking about utilitarianism marketing and even fewer are thinking about the overall experience.”

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7 Ways to Dominate Your Media Competitor Through Content Marketing

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You can be the leading “media company” in your industry. Make the choice, and bolster your content marketing efforts with these 7 moves that will give you the advantage over your media competitors.

Fabrizio Faraco‘s insight:

In this post, I’m going to share with you secrets that my publishing friends just don’t want you, the non-media company, to hear.  Don’t get me wrong… you’d learn about these publishing tips at some point… but even using a few of the points below may send a shudder down the spine of the leading trade media company in your industry.

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A Visual History of Book Trailers by Brian Solis – Brian Solis

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f you follow my work, you’ve probably learned that I’m becoming increasingly fond of webvideo. As an author, I am fascinated by the different channels and new media opportunities that have been thrust upon the world of book marketing. 

Fabrizio Faraco‘s insight:

Over the years, I often considered how to create book-related videos that provided viewers with something beyond a traditional promo or standard author introduction. While important, they weren’t necessarily conducive for social sharing.

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8 Useful Tools for Identifying and Connecting With Prospects

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Get introduced to eight handy tools that will help you improve your prospect generation.

Fabrizio Faraco‘s insight:

Ah, the elusive prospect. You know they’re out there in need of your service or product, but it can be tough to uncover them at the right time in their search. So how do you find them? And once you find them, what the heck do you do with them? Just poke ’em with a stick?

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2 B2B Content Marketing Challenges Solved with a News-Based Approach

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To create enough engaging content, you need a strategy that defines why you want to publish content, fueled by a renewable pool of relevant topics. Find out how B2B marketers are finding a solution…

Fabrizio Faraco‘s insight:

If you’ve ever felt the struggle of effectively reaching business buyers with web content, know you’re in good company. Content marketing is used by virtually every business-facing brand online, and according to CMI’s 2013 B2B content marketing study, the majority of B2B content marketers report they have trouble creating enough content and creating engaging content.

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