Category: Marketing

B2B Marketing Summit 2009 Roundup

The Viewstream team just got back from Marketing Sherpa’s B2B Marketing Summit ’09. It was a great two-day event for B2B marketers across verticals interested in ramping up sales funnels online through content, social media, SEO and digital strategy. Highlights today included a great presentation with Bob Johnson, Vice President and Principal Analyst at IDG… Read more »

NEW! Viewstream eGuide – Evaluating Social Media Claims for 2010

As we roll through the last half of 2009, social media has carved out a permanent place in marketing. There’s been a social media frenzy as marketers rush to be a part of the latest trends. With the acceptance that it is here to stay, it is important to take another look at what social… Read more »

Content Marketing: Seven Ways

Today we presented our webinar, Your Prospect Is Your Champion: Seven Ways To Increase Sales Ready Leads with Content Marketing. In the presentation, I shared some insights into how tech marketing departments can achieve better sales-ready leads, execute more effective lead-nurturing strategies, and sustain competitive advantage using uninterruptive, informative content. If you missed the webinar, download… Read more »

Webinar on Content Marketing

I will be doing a webinar on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at 10:00AM Pacific, on Content Marketing. The webinar will focus on companies that need a persistent content marketing strategy – and how to create engaging content to bring that strategy to life. I will present the seven ways to use content marketing in your marketing… Read more »

Viewstream Launches, a startup that has developed a better way to do IT research, launched today. Viewstream worked with ITDatabase on the product launch, including branding, website design/development, messaging, landing pages, product demos/videos and SEO/SEM.Congratulations to the whole ITDatabase team, and to CEO & Founder Travis Van. You guys have a great solution and we wish… Read more »

Example of a Great Viral Marketing Campaign Great example of Viral Marketing Focused — only insiders (i.e., the target customer of this company) will get it. Hilarious — anybody in the web dev world will truly appreciate the irony in “saving IE6”. Viral – many ways to spread the word, easy to do so, and clean friendly design. Good job to… Read more »

Why Click Through Rates Are Not So Important

Anyone interested in the web advertising industry should check out this ComScore white paper. The paper argues that the Click Through Rates (CTR) fail to quantify the value of Online Ads. The reason is simple: users will often seek via search or through offline methods the brand and then purchase the product. Clicking right there… Read more »

Facebook Turns Off Whopper Campaign

Viewstream’s favorite advertising agency (Crispin Porter) recently launched a brilliant campaign for Burger King — offering a free Whopper to any Facebook user who removed 10 friends. (Tagline: “You like your friends. But you love the Whopper.”) The marketing campaign, dubbed the “Whopper sacrifice”, prompts users to download an application to their Facebook profile. The… Read more »

72% of IT Prospects Use Online Video to Make Purchase Decisions

Couple of points from this TechTarget Presentation: 1 — Prospects WANT video — shows that marketers produce less video then prospects want. 72% of users use online video to research tech solutions. 2 — Syndication is critical (one video leveraged to many places). Prospects view video content on multiple sites (youtube, corporate sites, content providers,… Read more »

How To Make Product Demos Sell

Flash Presentations, Flash Demos and Online Demos are VERY effective tools to help sell your products and solutions. Most companies have product demos on their websites, and most of them are not very good. Considering that if you look at web analytics, product demos are the type of content that people actually click on and… Read more »