Jon Miller

The Five Stages of Marketing Accountability

by: Jon Miller

The five stages of Marketing Accountability are:

1. Denial

"Marketing is an art, not a science. It can't be measured. The results will come, trust me!"

At first, the CMO may deny the need to be accountable for results. Becoming stuck in this stage often leads to Marketing's isolation from other departments and executives.

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7 Strategies To Building Sales-Marketing Alignment

by: Jon Miller

As buyers take more control over their buying processes, building alignment between Sales and Marketing teams is now more important than ever. Yet despite the fact that they are pursuing common objectives (growth and revenue), Sales and Marketing all too often suffer an antagonistic relationship. Why can’t we all just get along?

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80% of Your New Customers Think They Found You

by: Jon Miller

According to MarketingSherpa’s Business Technology Marketing Benchmark Guide 2007-08, 80% of decision makers who made a technology purchase believe that they found the vendor – as opposed to the vendor targeting them.

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What's Wrong With Social Media For B2B Marketing

by: Jon Miller

I believe social media has an inherent bias against the realities of B2B marketing. This is the topic of my new article "What’s Wrong With Social Media For B2B Marketing", now available as part of Search Engine Land's Strictly Business column.

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Updates to Big List of B2B Marketing Blogs

by: Jon Miller

Here are 13 more blogs about b-to-b marketing, bringing the total on the complete Big List of B2B Marketing Blogs to 89 blogs.

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Are You a CMO or a VP of Marketing?

by: Jon Miller

What's the fundamental difference between a Chief Marketing Officer and a VP of Marketing? It's not a question of experience or organizational size, and it doesn't matter what your business card says (mine says VP Marketing). It's a question of how you act, the extent and scope of your responsibility, and how you are perceived by the organization.

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B2B Marketing Budgets - Data From SiriusDecisions

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Updates to Big List of B2B Marketing Blogs

by: Jon Miller

Here are 22 new B2B marketing blogs. Thanks to everyone who liked the list and who let me know about new blogs. As always, here is the complete Big List of B2B Marketing Blogs as well as the updated B2B marketing blog OPML file. (Right click and and save-as, then import to your reader).

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The YouTube Approach to Lead Nurturing

by: Jon Miller

Content is critical for lead nurturing. Whether it is a case study, new research on some aspect of your industry, a how-to guide, or a whitepaper, content is what makes your lead nurturing programs work – and lead nurturing is what helps marketing drive more revenue to sales.

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B2B Branding - Why Branding Matters in B2B Marketing

by: Jon Miller

Strewn around my house are pens, coffee cups, calculators, USB memory sticks, and assorted swag from various companies I've met over the years. What is the purpose of all this stuff? Does having a leather portfolio with a vendor's logo on it make me more likely to buy their products?

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