In his 1954 book, “The Practice of Management,” management guru, Peter Drucker, famously declared: Because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two–and only two–basic functions: […]
Top 12 Reasons Why “A Comment is worth a thousand Likes.”
In the B2C world, social media marketers are constantly trying to calculate their true “Cost per Like.” Back in November 2011 an EdgeRank Checker post titled “Comments 4x More Valuable Than Likes” […]
When BI Harry Met SM Sally–Why Business Intelligence Needs Social Media?
It’s a classical marketing conundrum when the logical, left-brained, structured, quantitative world of business intelligence (BI) clashes with the creative, right-brained, random, qualitative world of social media (SM). Some BI purists believe […]
Attention B2Bs! Is your marketing mix social?
After Marc Benioff asked during his opening keynote address at Dreamforce 2011 in San Francisco, “Customers and employees are social. Are enterprises social?” The Marketing Id responded with an enthusiastic “Welcome to […]
Top 5 Ways to Ensure a Customer Awaits at the End of Your Funnel
The Marketing Id has blogged previously about how a proactive B2B always finds light at the end of the tunnel. It’s called Revenue Performance Management and it helps a B2B to more predictively manage […]
How Inbound Marketing Is Driving the B2B Marketing Mix–Viva La 4Ps!
For the past several years B2B marketers have been using inbound marketing techniques for various activities such as: Mastering SEO/SEM across web properties Topping organic and contextual SERP listings Building brand equity […]