Adele Revella on How to Avoid the Most Common Buyer Persona Mistakes Made by Marketers

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Adele Revella is the person behind BuyerPersona.com and in this episode, we talk in detail about buyer personas. Adele is a well-known expert that consults with some of the biggest companies around to get deep insights into their buyer personas. She helps them understand:

  • How they buy
  • When they buy
  • Why they buy

We will dive deep into helping you understand the types of qualitative info you need to understand about your target customers so you can attract more of them. Listen in and avoid making buyer persona mistakes that limit your success.

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How the Cleveland Clinic Has Increased Blog Traffic 800% in 12 Months

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Amanda Todorovich is the Marketing Manager of Digital Engagement at the Cleveland Clinic. She oversees all content marketing strategies including the blog, social media, and email marketing. The Cleveland Clinic has been blogging for about a year and traffic has grown from 250,000 visitors per month to over 3 million visitors per month.

In this interview you will hear Amanda explain a couple of really important things that you need to understand if you haven’t started inbound marketing or haven’t yet found success with it. We discuss the importance of buyer personas, how to figure out what to write about, and how to get eyeballs on the content.

The Cleveland Clinic has put a huge amount of focus on Facebook and made a significant investment in building their following there. If you want to learn how to maximize reach and drive traffic to your blog using Facebook, listen closely!

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An Introduction to Agile Marketing

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Jascha Kaykas-Wolff is CMO for BitTorrent, a well know internet brand. Jascha has been in internet technology for 17 years and has worked on projects including Microsoft product stores, social marketing, and workflow management and innovation.

In this episode, we won’t be talking about BitTorrent though, we’ll be talking about agile marketing. If you are not yet familiar with agile marketing, grab some paper and a pen so you can take notes as you learn how to avoid wasting money by evolving away from the legacy mindset of marketing.

We discuss specific tools and tactics and additional resources you can use to increase your education on this topic.

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How to Leverage Reddit to Build Your Audience

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You’ve probably heard of Reddit, but do you know how to leverage it to grow your business? Have you tried Reddit out but found it difficult to figure out how to get results?

Brent Csutoras is a social media strategist and entrepreneur who specializes in social media marketing, content marketing and viral content creation. He’s been involved with the Reddit platform for a long time.

Reddit is a group of thousands of communities. No matter what you are interested in there is a sub Reddit for you to join in on the discussion. The whole purpose of Reddit is to share content that a particular sub Reddit would find interesting and would like to discuss.
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How Salesforce.com Increased Blog Traffic 310% in One Year

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Are you looking for powerful blog management and promotion tips?

In this interview Amanda Nelson shares 10 tips for managing a successful blog. Amanda Nelson is the Director of Marketing for Ringlead.com, a data quality platform for major CRM and marketing automation platforms. In her previous position as content manager for Salesforce.com, Amanda took the Salesforce.com corporate blog from 80,000 visitors per month to 340,000 visitors per month in just one year.

These tips worked at Salesforce and are working at RingLead, so whether you are a smaller company or a large one, these strategies will work very well for you if you implement them the same way Amanda did.

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How to Laser Target Your Best Prospects with Programatic Advertising Technologies

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If you are looking for a way to laser target your absolute best prospective customers, listen to this interview to learn about programmatic advertising. Programmatic advertising is impressive stuff! It is a fairly new vehicle that will allow you to target your customers more cost effectively than ever before.

In this interview Trent interviews Trip Foster, CMO for Brandscreen and Zenovia Exchange. These companies are really focused on programmatic digital media. They offer a demand side platform and exchange for buying and selling of digital display ads.

Are you ready to dive into the details of what programmatic advertising is, why it is important, how you can get started, what it costs, and how your company can benefit?
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How to Leverage Blogger Outreach to Increase Brand Exposure

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In today’s podcast, I interview Kristen Matthews, marketing manager at GroupHigh. Kristen is an outreach expert, and in this interview we talk about blogger outreach. Blogger outreach has fast become a popular way for brands to increase awareness for their products and stimulate word of mouth, mentions on social media, inbound links, and other good stuff.

To promote GroupHigh Kristen does a lot of blogger outreach. Kristen also does case studies for different case study articles and ebooks. And she works with GroupHigh’s top brand clients to give them advice and setup blogger outreach campaigns.

Why is blogger outreach valuable?  Because people trust them!

  • 81% US online population trusts info and advice they get from bloggers – that is almost everybody!
  • 61% online population has made a purchase decision based on recommendation from a blogger.

Stats from BlogHer.com

Ready to learn more? By the end of this episode you will have a very clear path about what you should do to get a blogger outreach program setup within your organization.
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How Salesforce.com Users Can Close the Gap Between Marketing and Sales

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If you are an executive at a larger organization, you may be very familiar with the disconnect between sales and marketing. Marketing talks about leads and lead generation, sales tends to talk about target accounts and outreach to close those target accounts.

You may have encountered issues with deals getting lost when people make calls without knowing if those leads are already a target account, if they are already a customer, or if a deal is already being worked on.

Dan Ziman, CMO for Lean Data explains how LeanDataInc.com solves that problem using their software. Lean Data helps companies with their account based sales and marketing strategies, specifically on Salesforce.com.
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Mastering LinkedIn Lead Generation Campaigns with Josh Turner

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When the company Josh Turner worked for went under, he decided to start his own company. He used LinkedIn to get clients, and then his clients noticed the results he was getting on LinkedIn, and started asking if he would manage their LinkedIn campaigns as well. And so LinkedSelling was born.

I’ve seen a lot of people use LinkedIn poorly, and not nearly as many use it as an effective prospecting system to grow their business. Josh decidedly falls in the latter group.

In this episode, Josh shares how he helps clients with their LinkedIn strategies. He shares a specific Linkedin lead generation case study where he helped his clients position themselves as industry experts and provide a steady flow of leads to their sales team.
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Chris Brogan’s Game Plan for Entrepreneurial Success

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Chris Brogan may be super well-known as a stellar marketer (he was in Ad Age’s Top 100 Marketers), but he’s also very clear that as an entrepreneur you must be an excellent salesperson. In our interview, he shares how he was recently reminded of this, and how he got back to the basics with sales – and unsurprisingly started making a lot more of them! If you’re not making enough sales in your business, you’ll definitely want to listen in on this interview.

He also shares his business model, including how he gets his Fortune 100 clients, and as well offers specific advice for entrepreneurs (listen in on his particularly great 3 step process that all entrepreneurs would benefit from).
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