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LinkedIn Expands Marketing Solutions With Lead Gen And Nurturing Product

LinkedInLogoLinkedIn has expanded its Marketing Solutions portfolio with the introduction of LinkedIn Lead Accelerator, a lead generation and nurturing product designed to connect companies to the right professionals with the right content as they make their way through the purchase decision process.

This addition reflects the integration and enhancement of Bizo’s Multi-Channel Nurturing product, which LinkedIn acquired in August 2014.

LinkedIn Exec Shares Strategies For Social Selling Success

social media shutterstock 123453199Social media has long been the darling of B2C marketers, as it lends itself to quick, on-the-spot interactions with potential buyers. While the B2B sales cycle is longer and more complex, there are many opportunities to use social media to generate and nurture leads and close more deals.

During a recent webinar, titled: Adding Social Fuel To Demand Generation Programs, Koka Sexton, Sr., Social Marketing Manager at LinkedIn, explained how sales teams can leverage social media platforms to expand their connections and bolster their demand generation efforts.

Adding Social Fuel To Demand Generation Programs


OD calendar templateThis webinar will demonstrate how sales and marketing leaders are adding social selling strategies to accelerate pipeline creation—including lead generation and qualification, and gaining access to multiple decision-makers.

HubSpot Integrates With LinkedIn Company Pages

HubSpot LinkedInUsers of HubSpot’s Social Inbox can now publish and promote content directly to LinkedIn Company Pages from the marketing automation platform.

Prior to adding LinkedIn Company Pages, Social Inbox enabled marketers to publish and share content across Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn Groups from within HubSpot.

Mike Volpe, CMO of Hubspot, said that the marketing automation vendor’s data identified LinkedIn as the highest generator of visitor-to-lead conversion out of all other social marketing channels.

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.

  • Published in E-books

2013 B2B Content Survey: Trust Is A Make-Or-Break Issue For Today’s Buyers

cps 2013More than ever, B2B buyers rely on content – all types of content – to research and make purchasing decisions. That’s good news for content marketers working to validate their approach and secure more resources for their campaigns.

According to our 2013 B2B Content Preferences Survey, however, content marketers also face a growing number of challenges. Many buyers say they are overwhelmed by the amount of content available to them; they are more concerned about finding trustworthy content that focuses on hard data and demonstrable value, rather than still-typical sales messages.

LinkedIn Buys Pulse News Reader

LinkedInLogoThe professional networking site LinkedIn acquired Pulse, a news reader and mobile content distribution platform owned by Alphonso Labs. The announcement comes at a time when users of Google Reader, which is being shut down this summer, are looking for an alternative application.

The transaction is valued at approximately $90 million, subject to adjustment, in a combination of approximately 90% stock and approximately 10% cash. The acquisition is expected to close during the second quarter of 2013.

7 Ways Sales Professionals Drive Revenue With Social Selling

Shadow LinkedIn 7 Ways Sales Professionals Drive Revenue-with Social-Selling ebook v19
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.

  • Published in E-books

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.

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