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7 Characteristics of Great Marketing Content

Published By: Act-On     Published Date: Sep 19, 2014
Content drives business, and at any given moment buyers are searching for information that will inform them, educate them, or help them solve a problem. Marketing content needs to speak to the needs of your prospects and customers while being geared to targeted points in your sales process. This guide gives you the top seven characteristics - and also gives you the seven best practices for developing content that resonates with your target audience, no matter where they are in the buying cycle.
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marketing content, business, solve, information, prospects, customers, educate, inform, sales process, guide, characteristics, marketing, targeted, points, audience, buying cycle
    
Act-On

Automating IT Analytics to Optimize Service Delivery Cost at Safeway

Published By: TeamQuest     Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
TeamQuest Director of Market Development Dave Wagner and Chris Lynn, Safeway's Capacity Manager and Performance Analyst, cover the application of automatic, exception-oriented analytics to a wide variety of IT and business metrics in order to simultaneously optimize service performance and IT cost. Multiple conceptual approaches are shared, including pros and cons. Most of the presentation includes real examples by which Safeway has integrated performance, capacity, business, and power data into an automated optimization process spanning 1000s of servers and virtual servers and their applications.
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automated analytics, automated optimization, it cost, power data, application performance management, business intelligence, business process automation, productivity, service management
    
TeamQuest

Digital Body Language: Reading and Responding to Your Prospects’ Digital Buying Behavior

Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
B2B transactions are no longer driven by sales. At least not during the first half of the engagement process. Research shows that more than half of the product and solution information gathering has been done online before a prospect even talks to someone in sales. To succeed in this new business climate, smart businesses are adapting and realizing that the next frontier is to read and respond to the “Digital Body Language” of their prospects. This new body language is revealed through online activities such as website visits, white paper downloads, and email responses. Find out more about Digital Body Language. Download “Reading and Responding to Your Prospects’ Buying Behavior in the Online World"
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digital, body language, sales, responses, transactions, b2b, body language, downloads, engagement, business, climate, product, solution
    
Oracle

7 Steps to Creating and Executing an Editorial Calendar

Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Sep 02, 2014
Content Marketing is white hot right now. Ensure your team has the highly engaging, highly relevant content it needs to meet your current customers and prospects' needs. Stay focused with this how-to-guide on creating an editorial calendar.
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editorial, content, marketing, calendar, guide, engaging, team, customers
    
Oracle

Commerce and Content: the perfect couple or a tumultuous affair?

Published By: Adobe     Published Date: Aug 20, 2014
This report reveals what is driving the convergence between eCommerce and WCM solutions and provides a framework for eBusiness professionals to use when considering the pros and cons of using these historically independent platforms together.
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commerce and content, digital customer experience, mobile marketing, digital presence, ecommerce and wcm
    
Adobe

Best Practices for Setting Up a Lead Scoring System

Published By: Act-On     Published Date: Aug 18, 2014
Today’s marketing departments can ill afford to waste time chasing after the wrong prospects. Budgets are tight, marketing staffers are overworked, and marketing managers have their hands full running the show. But, by taking the time to set up a lead scoring system, you can assign points to potential prospects, target the attributes most often associated with serious customers, and more easily separate the wheat from the chaff.
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act-on, marketing, lead scoring, prospects, automation
    
Act-On

Introduction to Integrated Marketing: Lead Scoring

Published By: Act-On     Published Date: Aug 18, 2014
Lead scoring is a key missing link in many B2B marketing strategies. A growing number of B2B marketers understand this vital role lead scoring plays in the marketing process. Yet they still face challenges getting started with lead scoring and learning how to generate a measureable ROI from their efforts. In this whitepaper you will learn seven foundational steps your company can take to set up a functional and cost-effective lead scoring strategy. These include understanding the fundamentals of lead scoring; learning how to identify the traits that define your ideal sales prospects; and building a system that will grow with your organization over time.
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act-on, marketing, integration, lead scoring, b2b, strategy, roi
    
Act-On

Implementing Unified Communications: 6 Critical Criteria for Selecting the Right Service Provider

Published By: Riverbed     Published Date: Jul 18, 2014
Recent developments and trends such as BYOD, advances in enterprise video technologies, and a proliferation of employee collaboration platforms have prompted more and more organizations to develop comprehensive unified communications (UC) strategies. Compelled by the prospect of reducing communication costs and raising employee productivity, 78% of organizations report they already have a strategic plan and budget in place for at least some components of UC. Download to learn more!
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riverbed, unified communications, communication costs, enterprise video technologies, employee collaboration, remote access, mobile computing, mobile workers, smart phones, wireless communications, collaboration, business technology, mobile device management
    
Riverbed

Language: The Missing Piece in Your Marketing Technology Stack

Published By: Smartling     Published Date: Jul 17, 2014
Today's marketing technology stack offers a simplified, streamlined view of prospects and allows marketers to automate the customer conversion process. You may have a content management system ready to generate compelling content and email and social media marketing systems poised to send that content to prospects in a timely manner. The problem is that many of them don’t speak your language.
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smartling, website translation, translate website, global marketing, marketing technology, fast translation, faster translation, translation speed, speed up translation
    
Smartling

Learn how to fill your funnel with high-quality leads!

Published By: Marketo     Published Date: Jun 03, 2014
Lead generation has become an important strategy for modern marketers, as they strive to create demand and get their messages heard by increasingly sophisticated, multi-channel buyers. In today’s complex world, marketers should use lead generation to build brand awareness, nurture prospects and customers, qualify leads, and ultimately generate measurable revenue.
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marketo, marketing automation, lead generation, crm, crm solutions, marketing solutions, lead nurturing, content marketing, website seo, telesales, content syndication
    
Marketo

Why Online Communities are Essential to B2B Social Marketing Success

Published By: DNN Corp.     Published Date: May 14, 2014
Forrester Research shares key findings from their report on branded communities in B2B marketing in this on-demand webinar. While Facebook and Twitter have failed to reach their full potential, B2B marketers are reaping the rewards of branded communities: driving lead generation and revenue, as community members influence both prospects and customers. Watch this replay as Forrester's Kim Celestre describes the tactics that B2B marketers are finding the most successful and provides a business case for creating and managing your own branded community.
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dnn, online communities, marketing communities, community management, email marketing
    
DNN Corp.

Which are the best days to call and email B2B prospects?

Published By: NetProspex     Published Date: May 12, 2014
NetProspex analyzed the success rate of hundreds of email open rates and thousands of phone calls. The statistics proved that trigger-based emails had significantly higher conversion rates, but email sent on optimized days also did well. Download this guide on the best days to send emails.
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marketing data services, marketing data management, marketing data quality, installed technology list, international contact data, business contact list, marketing database cleansing, marketing database services, database cleansing, b2b data cleansing, b2b data quality, b2b contact database, business contact database, b2b technology data, global contact list, marketo data quality, eloqua data quality, marketo database cleaning, eloqua database cleaning, marketing data enrichment
    
NetProspex

Maximizing Uptime for Mission-Critical File Transfers: Availability and Scalability for Managed File

Published By: Globalscape     Published Date: Mar 21, 2014
This whitepaper provides guidance on common high-availability and scale-out deployment architectures, and discusses the factors to consider for your specific business environment. Three basic models are described for deploying an on-site managed file transfer (MFT) solution. The attributes of each option are described; each has pros and cons and offers a different balance of cost, complexity, availability, and scalability. The paper explains that, no matter how reliable each model is, any deployment can experience outages. The recommendation is to use clustering services to protect your data when the inevitable hardware, software, or network failures occur.
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clustering, uptime, failover, mft, network failure, high volume, scale-out configuration, sla, ha cluster, high availability, load balancer, mission-critical transfers, active/passive, edi, it management, content management system, information management, secure content management
    
Globalscape

Eliminating the Noise: Best Practices for the Five W’s of Sales Intelligence

Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Mar 18, 2014
Much as a journalist is expected to report on the “who, what, when,” etc. when filing their story, professional business-to-business (B2B) sales reps are more likely to open doors, nurture opportunities, and close deals when they know more about their prospect or customer. Sales Intelligence, as a broad category of tools and services within the Sales Effectiveness space, represents a significant opportunity for all varieties of sales-oriented job roles to better understand their buyer both before and during the traditional — and non-traditional — sales cycle. This Research Brief summarizes initial Aberdeen research findings based on recent sales intelligence data collected from 206 survey respondents, and provides specific guidance regarding best practices and technologies that sales leaders and sales operations practitioners are well-advised to adopt.
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oracle, b2b, sales intelligence, sales effectiveness, traditional sales cycle, non traditional sales cycle, sales operations, sales research, customer prospects, data center, research
    
Oracle

The Definitive Guide to Lead Generation

Published By: Marketo     Published Date: Mar 13, 2014
Lead generation has become an important strategy for modern marketers, as they strive to create demand and get their messages heard by increasingly sophisticated, multi-channel buyers. In today’s complex world, marketers should use lead generation to build brand awareness, nurture prospects and customers, qualify leads, and ultimately generate measurable revenue. In this comprehensive, 160 page guide, we cover topics ranging from content marketing and website SEO to telesales and content syndication — all through the lens of lead generation. Packed full of checklists, charts, and thought leadership from the leading experts in marketing today, The Definitive Guide to Lead Generation will teach you how to collect information from prospects across every channel, and deliver the highest quality leads to your sales team.
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marketo, lead generation, defining a lead, seo, landing pages, social media, email marketing, middle of the funnel, optimization, metrics, testing, marketing automation
    
Marketo

The Definitive Guide to Lead Generation

Published By: Marketo     Published Date: Mar 11, 2014
Lead generation has become an important strategy for modern marketers, as they strive to create demand and get their messages heard by increasingly sophisticated, multi-channel buyers. In today’s complex world, marketers should use lead generation to build brand awareness, nurture prospects and customers, qualify leads, and ultimately generate measurable revenue. In this comprehensive, 160 page guide, we cover topics ranging from content marketing and website SEO to telesales and content syndication — all through the lens of lead generation. Packed full of checklists, charts, and thought leadership from the leading experts in marketing today, The Definitive Guide to Lead Generation will teach you how to collect information from prospects across every channel, and deliver the highest quality leads to your sales team.
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marketo, lead generation, defining a lead, seo, landing pages, social media, email marketing, middle of the funnel, optimization, metrics, testing, business technology
    
Marketo

Social Selling: An Overview for Sales Executives

Published By: uberVU via HootSuite     Published Date: Jan 17, 2014
In the era of social media, social selling isn’t a revolution — it’s just common sense. Today’s highly informed buyers need salespeople who can provide relevant knowledge and help them tackle business challenges. Social selling practices will enable your reps to connect with prospects at the right time, with the right information, and close deals fast.
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social media, social media management, enterprise, hootsuite, executives, social selling
    
uberVU via HootSuite

The Grande Guide To Lead Scoring

Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Nov 21, 2013
Lead scoring is an objective ranking of one sales lead against another. This not only helps align the right follow-up to the corresponding inquiry, it also helps marketing and sales professionals identify where each prospect is in the buying process.
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grande guide, lead scoring, lead generation, management, big data, marketing, digital marketing, oracle, eloqua
    
Oracle

The Grande Guide To Lead Nurturing

Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Nov 21, 2013
Lead nurturing is the process of cultivating leads that are not yet ready to buy. Successful lead nurturing anticipates buyer needs, and keeps prospects engaged. Lead nurturing is the process of cultivating leads that are not yet ready to buy. Successful lead nurturing anticipates buyer needs, and keeps prospects engaged.
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grande guide, lead nurturing, nurturing, lead generation, management, big data, marketing, digital marketing, oracle, eloqua, business intelligence, data integration, data mining
    
Oracle

Brainshark for Sales Enablement: Customer Success Stories

Published By: Brainshark     Published Date: Nov 05, 2013
Breaking through to customers and prospects is harder in the midst of constant competitive messaging. Inside this E-book, you’ll learn about some of the innovative ways companies have used Brainshark’s solutions to identify the hottest prospects, engage customers, better enable their sales teams, and improve their processes.
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sales enablement, sales training, sales productivity, sales effectiveness, sales revenue, sales costs, product marketing, content marketing, onboarding sales, sales new hires, mobile sales, sales mobility, powerpoint, ppt, presentation, video, video training, ipad, iphone, video marketing
    
Brainshark

Why Partner With a SAM Provider?

Published By: CDW     Published Date: Nov 05, 2013
As IT infrastructures evolve, the complexity of software assets is constantly increasing, creating headaches for IT pros whose responsibility it is to keep track of it all. In response, many are turning to software asset management (SAM) software. Chances are your organization may already have an asset management product in place that you think is adequate.
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cdw solutions, sam provider, software asset management, sam software, it process, software tco improvement, cio pushback, telecommunications, digital assets, delivering business value, hybrid approach, software management, sam program, it management, business management, change management, ebusiness
    
CDW

How to Qualify Prospects to Rock Your Sales Goals

Published By: Salesforce.com     Published Date: Oct 28, 2013
The way salespeople qualify prospects has changed. According to sales experts, rather than chase prospects away with an endless string of qualifying questions, you need to learn about them, while they learn about you and your company. Read How To: Informally Qualify Prospects Research before a Meeting Interact with Buyers Spot Bad Leads Download this ebook, loaded with practical advice from noted sales leaders, so you can qualify the right prospects and rock your sales goals.
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customer experience strategy, crm, best practices, australia, salesforce, research, business performance, customer interaction service, customer satisfaction, customer service, business technology
    
Salesforce.com

Brainshark for Sales Enablement: Customer Success Stories

Published By: Brainshark     Published Date: Oct 16, 2013
Breaking through to customers and prospects is harder in the midst of constant competitive messaging. Inside this E-book, you’ll learn about some of the innovative ways companies have used Brainshark’s solutions to identify the hottest prospects, engage customers, better enable their sales teams, and improve their processes.
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sales enablement, sales training, sales productivity, sales effectiveness, sales revenue, sales costs, product marketing, content marketing, onboarding sales, sales new hires, mobile sales, sales mobility, powerpoint, ppt, presentation, video, video training, ipad, iphone, video marketing
    
Brainshark

Transaction-Centric vs. Infra_Centric APM

Published By: Dell Software     Published Date: Oct 03, 2013
Download Transaction-Centric vs. Infrastructure Centric Application Performance Management from TRAC Research to examine the major differences between the two approaches, the pros and cons of both in difference use cases, and finally which technology better fits your organization.
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transaction, dell foglight, apm, infrastructure, technology, application performance management, best practices, knowledge management, enterprise applications, data management
    
Dell Software
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