B2B Content: Publish or Perish

B2B Content: Publish or Perish

We arrived early for this year’s Business Marketing Association International Conference in Chicago and took advantage of a pre-conference workshop entitled “Unleash Your Inner Publisher.” Although we thought that we already did a pretty good job at blogging and tweeting and all the other things that customers read, we quickly realized that this workshop was a worthwhile investment. Paul Gillin, a thought leader in the B2B marketing world, […]

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Holiday Carol: The Twelve Days of Foursquare

Holiday Carol: The Twelve Days of Foursquare

Following a last year’s mischief, we are posting holiday carols for the tech/marketing/social crowd. With such hits as O Little Town of Twitterville, Talking In A Mobile Wonderland, S-E-O, S-E-O, S-E-O!, and Eloqua Fideles, we decided to give this year some spirit lifting anthems.  Here’s the first carol for 2010: Sung to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas“ On the first day of Foursquare, my true love gave […]

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2010 B2B Twitterer of the Year Awards

2010 B2B Twitterer of the Year Awards

Once again, it’s time for the B2B Twitterer of the Year Awards.  Now in its third year, the Awards recognize B2B organizations for outstanding contributions in practicing, promoting, and/or enhancing business via the micro-blogging/social networking sensation Twitter. The nomination deadline is Friday, December 17th. This year should be bigger than ever, and Allinio is pleased to be working with MLT Creative, Make Good Media, HubSot, and NetProspex on making this year’s Awards a success.  Additionally, […]

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Tap11′s Intelligence Helps You Tap More Out of Twitter

Tap11′s Intelligence Helps You Tap More Out of Twitter

At TWTRCON this past June, we found out about Tap11, a Twitter business intelligence platform that allows companies to track, engage, and increase their audience with great data mining, metrics & measurement, and business intelligence capabilities.  Earlier in the spring, the San Francisco based company launched with over 100 major brands and marketing firms and is VC backed.  Allinio had the privilege of asking Adam Zbar (@zman47), Tap11′s CEO, a […]

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Marketing Automation Chicken or CRM Egg?

Marketing Automation Chicken or CRM Egg?

Last week Jep Castelein (@jepc) of LeadSloth posted a great blogging entry entitled “Best CRM for Marketing Automation: Salesforce.com, Microsoft, or Oracle?” and explained pragmatically what you need to think about when making the move to a Marketing Automation platform.  One of the most important questions he asked is “Should you look at Marketing Automation options first?”  There’s at least one Marketing Automation vendor out there that says it’s […]

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Holiday Carol: O Little Town of Twitterville

Holiday Carol: O Little Town of Twitterville

Sung to the tune of the carol “O Little Town of Bethlehem.”  O little town of Twitterville, Thy Tweeps are far and wide, And with their sweet and endless tweets, The hashtags all go by. Yet though the Fail Whale cometh, When they want news the most, Thy conversations keep them warm, And happy coast to coast. When at their work or in their homes, Short text they […]

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A Virtual Underworld Connection

A Virtual Underworld Connection

This weekend The Marketing Consigliere spent some time checking out Moviestorm, a British firm with an application that allows you to make your own scripted virtual world videos.  It had been a while since he toyed on Second Life, which almost seems passe now (and besides, you can’t get good cannoli there); but this sounded too cool. He was really curious so downloaded the 25Mb installer and […]

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There’s No “I” in Social Media!

There’s No “I” in Social Media!

OK, there are actually two “i”s in “Social Media,” but The Marketing Consigliere’s point is based on the real popular phrase he lifted this blog’s title from: “There’s no “I” in “Team.” Social media obviously implies groups of individuals communicating or collaborating. And in a Marketing group, there’s no difference. Leadership must learn that Social Media, in order to be successful, must be a team effort. This […]

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