Is Nimble Poised to Become the Definitive Lightweight CRM?

The social media explosion has rocketed forth an interminable cosmos of real-time data, waiting to be leveraged by agile marketers. If correctly mined, then social data can beget actionable insight. While larger customer relationship management (CRM) solutions like Salesforce and Oracle can help brands with complex tasks like lead forecasting, Nimble CEO Jon Ferrara feels [...]

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WordPress Vs. Tumblr: Which Platform is Right for Your Business Blog?

Tumblr is the online equivalent of a boom town. The platform saw 218% year-over-year growth, and every minute, approximately 38,000 tumblogs – short blogs that often contain multimedia – appear on the Tumblr network.  Tumblr doesn’t require self-hosting, and within minutes, you can have your own blog. Given all that, it seems that Tumblr would be an obvious [...]

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5 Promising Cloud Marketing Solutions

In their song “Cut Your Hair”, the rock band Pavement acerbically mused on the ceaseless stream of bands starting up in their music scene. “I saw another one, just the other day … a special new band,” they sang. Nearly two decades later, Pavement could easily rewrite those lyrics to lampoon the tech scene, since [...]

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David Barad on the Future of Facebook Marketing [Interview]

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Santa Monica, CA., Fan Appz helps businesses, celebrities, musicians, athletes, public figures and brand owners grow, engage and monetize their social network fan base through an integrated suite of applications and features. As Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Fan Appz, David Barad keeps his clients [...]

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3 Signs of Extreme Klout Score Anxiety

Just when we thought people were getting real about Klout, PeerIndex and other services intent on measuring your social influence, we’re noticing a fresh wave of anxiety rippling across the tech landscape. Evidence-based marketers can’t help but be attracted to metric-based popularity scores, especially when it comes to the brands they work for. But at [...]

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Social Media Scoring: How to Find Key Influencers

As evidence-based marketers, we are necessarily preoccupied with scoring leads. But as we develop social CRM strategies, lead scoring must be extended to include a means of measuring social media influence. As a Worldcom Public Relations Group survey shows, social media is claiming a bigger slice of marketing budgets. In order to maximize social ROI, [...]

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Three Great Infographics About Lead Nurturing

Lead nurturing is about automating a simple process that sales professionals have known about since the dark ages: window shopping. Brick-and-mortar stores discovered long ago that certain types of shoppers enjoy the thrill of the hunt just as much as the kill, which lead to some very extravagant department store windows.  These days, many B2B [...]

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Michelle Swan On How to Create an Army of Brand Ambassadors [Interview]

Michelle Swan is Senior Director of Communications for Appirio, a cloud solutions provider based in San Mateo, California. While leading the public relations, analyst relations and internal communications functions at Appirio, the company has been recognized by organizations such as Bloomberg BusinessWeek, InformationWeek, Gartner and IDC. Appirio was also recently honored as a 2012 Technology [...]

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Why First Engagements Are Essential To Your Social Media Campaign

  According to social CRM specialists Get Satisfaction, 97.09% of people have bought a product or service from a brand based on their online experience. When several vendors offer the same or similar products, engagement strategy becomes key to a brand’s success. Social Media platforms are continuously offering new ways for brands to engage their [...]

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Will Social Media Marketing Bring the End of the Email Era?

A 2009 article in The Wallstreet Journal proclaimed triumphantly that “The Email Era” had officially come to an end. The article cited the rise of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, stating that social platforms will “rewrite the way we communicate.” There is certainly data to support a shift to the social paradigm. In [...]

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