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7 Ways Sales Professionals Drive Revenue With Social Selling

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QUICK TIPS: This E-book also features 7 easy-to-share tips from Koka Sexton, one of the top thought leaders in the selling space and a new member of the LinkedIn Sales Solution marketing team.


Much of the face- to-face networking that traditionally took place at events is now happening online, and introductions are happening via social connections.

This new E-book from Demand Gen Report features best practices directly from executives at LinkedIn and other leading digital brands.

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Marketo Program Puts Focus On Customer Community, Partner Ecosystem


Marketo
announced today the creation of its Marketo Program Exchange, a community-driven platform designed to support the company's marketing automation users and connect them with third-party tools and services.

Marketo Program Exchange is being positioned as the first major piece of Marketo's Marketing Nation – a unifying concept for the company's partner ecosystem, user community, application hooks and other components.

Why Effective Multi-Channel Marketing Requires Customer Intelligence

By Joe Cordo, CMO of Extraprise

Editor's note: this is the second in a two-part series. Read Part One here.

Joe_CordoLast week, we discussed how to tie mobile and social profiles to the customer lifecycle in order to deliver the right kind of marketing to customers and prospects regardless of the channel. Today, we take it one step further by discussing the role of personalization and how it can be applied across multiple channels.

Silverpop Partners With Janrain, Adds Social Sign-In Email Address Collector Via LinkedIn


Silverpop
, a digital marketing technology provider, today announced a partnership with Janrain to collect email addresses of prospects who register for offers using their LinkedIn credentials.

“Social Sign-In benefits both buyers and marketers, making registration processes simpler, thus decreasing the possibility of form abandonment while also getting the marketer closer to the social behaviors of each contact,” said Bryan Brown, Product Strategy Director at Silverpop, in a company press release. “For B2B marketers, while the information collected from social networks like Facebook and Twitter is certainly valuable, the likelihood of attaining a contact’s business email address is low. With LinkedIn accounts, individuals are more likely to include their business-related information.”

Mid-Year Review: Social Media, Video, Leading The Pack In Demand Generation Tactics

In a world of digitally-empowered buyers equipped with the information and tools to make more informed purchase decisions, B2B organizations must rise to the challenge of interacting with customers in meaningful ways – and doing so across a constantly growing number of channels.

For sales and marketing teams, the name of the game here is alignment: Working towards the same goals, pursuing the same customer-facing strategies and measuring their progress against the same metrics. It's also more important than ever to provide content that speaks to buyer pain points, builds trust and keeps customers engaged.

Mid-Year Review: Social Media, Video, Leading The Pack In Demand Generation Tactics

In a world of digitally-empowered buyers equipped with the information and tools to make more informed purchase decisions, B2B organizations must rise to the challenge of interacting with customers in meaningful ways – and doing so across a constantly growing number of channels.

For sales and marketing teams, the name of the game here is alignment: Working towards the same goals, pursuing the same customer-facing strategies and measuring their progress against the same metrics. It's also more important than ever to provide content that speaks to buyer pain points, builds trust and keeps customers engaged.

Mid-Year Review: Social Media, Video, Leading The Pack In Demand Generation Tactics

In a world of digitally-empowered buyers equipped with the information and tools to make more informed purchase decisions, B2B organizations must rise to the challenge of interacting with customers in meaningful ways – and doing so across a constantly growing number of channels.

For sales and marketing teams, the name of the game here is alignment: Working towards the same goals, pursuing the same customer-facing strategies and measuring their progress against the same metrics. It's also more important than ever to provide content that speaks to buyer pain points, builds trust and keeps customers engaged.

Pardot Research Shows Gap Between BtoB Social Media Usage & Measurement Of Impact


BtoB marketers are spending millions of dollars annually on social marketing programs, though nearly 30% are not tracking the impact of social media programs on lead generation and sales, according to a survey conducted by Pardot.  

The survey, which included input from dozens of companies, aimed to shed light on the developing role of social media in marketing.  Survey questions focused on social marketing etiquette, the influence of social media on lead and sales, the most useful social media tools and the cost to operate social marketing programs.  

The survey found that social media use among BtoB marketers is on the rise —95% of respondents indicated they use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube or corporate blogs to reach prospects.  Yet despite the increased use of these services, only 70% are monitoring the return on spend for these programs.  And among those who do, about 42% of marketers replied that zero or an uncertain number of sales leads resulted from social media programs.  

5 Ways To Leverage Social CRM To Drive Community Interaction and Member Engagement


Social media certainly provides powerful opportunities to send member engagement soaring, thanks to the natural connections that arise from posting, sharing, linking and “liking.” But in order to best take advantage of these new ways to develop a two-way dialogue with members and boost their loyalty to the organization, you’ll need to develop a strong, clear strategy.

According to analyst firm Gartner, the worldwide social customer relationship management (CRM) market is forecast to reach over $1 billion in revenue by the end of 2012, up from approximately $625 million in 2010. But Social CRM is not just about technology. At its heart, it is a philosophy supported by the right technology and tactics.

On Wed. May 30, at 2 p.m., DemandGen Report will host a webinar in conjunction with Avectra to highlight key trends in CRM, new tactics for building two-way relationships and tips for driving member engagement.

Nimble Helps Marketing Organizations Turn Social Media Communities Into Customers


Nimble,
a social business and CRM platform, is now available in the Google Chrome Web Store. The solution is designed to help organizations build relationships with prospects and customers via social media, as well as track and manage sales opportunities.

Using the Nimble platform, organizations can manage all social network accounts, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+,  in a central location. Marketers also can stay up-to-date on the most popular discussions and networks, engage with customers and prospects, and communicate effectively by identifying and tracking relevant topics.

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