Our tools will make you smarter.


Trending: Keyboard Shortcuts for Social Media

We all know that social media is a crucial part of any marketing plan. But when something takes as much time and effort as managing your social media accounts, wouldn’t it be great to have a few shortcuts to help save time? Well, Makeawebsitehub.com put together a very handy infographic that shows keyboard shortcuts for Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr and Google+. Check it out: Social Media Keyboard...

By IDG Enterprise Marketing· Aug 23, 2016

10 Data & Analytics Bloggers to Follow Today

Data is the new currency in our always changing technology environment, but it’s not easy to harness that data, or create value from it. According to the IDG Enterprise 2016 Data & Analytics research, only 26% of organizations have already deployed their data-driven projects, and 43% are still planning their data implementations. As marketers of data focused products and solutions, it is essential...

By IDG Enterprise Marketing· Aug 10, 2016

What Does the Future of Content Marketing Look Like?

The term “content marketing” has been around for a while, and most organizations are using some kind of content (blogs, infographics, white papers, videos) to identify and/or nurture leads through their chosen channel (websites, social, email). But what does the future hold for content marketing? Turns out, just like our technology clients, whose businesses are being turned inside out by the digital...

By Barbara R. Call· Aug 3, 2016

SEO Tips
Using Content Quality to Improve Your SEO Results

There has been buzz in the search engine optimization (SEO) community about some recent changes to the way Google’s algorithm ranks sites for organic search. It is part of the ongoing efforts to deliver results that provide searchers with the payoff to their questions and queries. When IT buyers want answers to vexing tech solution questions they usually turn to Google first and see what kind of...

By Gordon Plutsky· Jul 22, 2016

Enterprise Architects: Educating Their Way to IT and Business Alignment

As we know from previous IDG Enterprise research – InfoWorld’s The Rise of the Developer persona study – enterprise developers hold both strategic and technical roles within their organizations. Now, based on an additional persona study, we know the future role of many of these individuals will hold – enterprise architects, aligning business and IT. The enterprise architect role is growing...

By IDG Enterprise Marketing· Jul 20, 2016

Brand Journalism

There are many parts to a journalism strategy. In a recent Huffington Post article Sachin Kamdar provides five tip for to be a successful brand publisher. Understand the difference between content marketing and brand journalism. Connect with people through human interest stories. Connect content back marketing and communications goals. Don’t make it about your brand. Keep it simple. Read the full...

By IDG Enterprise Marketing· Jul 19, 2016

The Power of Insights

Companies focusing on customer experience as a key differentiator are able to stand apart in a sea of sameness. Lately, I’ve been intrigued by the insights that come from this focus on the “cumulative experiences across multiple touchpoints and in multiple channels over time,” as customer experience is described in an article from Harvard Business Review. L.L. Bean and Nordstrom have built their...

By Josh London· Jul 8, 2016

Connecting Content Marketing to Sales

We have all heard the Forrester stat that tells us the buyer is 60-90% through their purchase process before they connect with a vendor – whether that be them reaching out to engage, or when they accept the outreach of the vendor sales team. The bottom line is that IT decision-makers (ITDMs) don’t want to be sold to. Let’s be honest, no one does. During the IDG Enterprise Engage events, there...

By IDG Enterprise Marketing· Jun 29, 2016

Millennials as B2B Buyers: How to Respond

In part one of our look at millennial B2B purchase behavior we reviewed new research from IBM and Sacunas that illustrates how Gen Y behaves when evaluating products for their company. While this research covers purchases of all types of B2B products and services we can apply the insights to technology products and services. Millennials tech savvy puts them on the front line researching and evaluating...

By Gordon Plutsky· Jun 15, 2016

How to Become a Trusted Source of Information Through Inbound Marketing

We’re in a time where prospective customers continually search for relevant information to help educate them during their purchase process. But the question is, what makes these customer and prospects read the specific content they do? Smart Business spoke with Jonathan Ebenstein, Partner, Strategic Marketing Services, at Skoda Minotti, who claims inbound marketing is the answer. Some highlights...

By IDG Enterprise Marketing· Jun 15, 2016