The Science of Sharing: what emotions drive successful campaigns?

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Successful campaigns often are driven by chance and luck rather than science. Most marketers and sales professionals prefer to work from the gut – and their ‘professional instinct – rather than the brain or thru facts. In a world that’s becoming more and more content-inundated, standing out from the clutter and making that right, emotional connection is more imperative than ever before. This applies in business-to-business marketing as well. How can we in B2B get our content best shared by striking the right emotional chord?

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Persuasion: context and content

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Of course content matters. Yet content delivered within the right context is a lot more powerful.

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Royal profile LinkedIn

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Tomorrow is a special day to both Prince Prins Willem-Alexander and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. After a lifetime of preparation, he will start his new job as king. LinkedIn already properly congratulated our soon king to be to this career move as is shown below. 

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Practicing, not just preaching the inbound gospel

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By showing how their respective companies are making a difference, Kieran Flanagan (HubSpot) and Marcel Molenaar (LinkedIn) delivered the most compelling proof of the new marketing pudding. Last week both gentlemen spoke at the New Marketing 2013 (#NM13) conference run by ICT Valley in the Netherlands.

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The elusive customer in B2B

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Definition
The definition of elusive [e·lu·sive] according to Dictionary.com is twofold: 1) hard to express or define and 2) skillfully evasive: ‘a fish too elusive to catch.’

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