Is it really the middle of March?!?
Wild winds are blowing all over the web as SXSW kicks into gear and people start realizing we're "this" close to the end of first quarter. (How the heck did that happen?!?)
This weeks selection of fresh-picked blog posts are sure to get you springing ahead into the new season even as you turn your clocks forward Saturday night (for those of us that have to do that).
So - happy reading, happy weekend, happy almost-spring!
Why Most Marketers Suck - by @aprildunford
Are you having a tough time finidng a great marketer? April Dunford suggests that it's not becasue marketers suck but it's becasue our skills are so specialized.
What the Slow Death of B2B Publishing Means for Marketers - by @ckochster
A thought-provoking post from Chris Koch on the changing business models--and opportunity--for B2B marketers.
How to Write SMART Emails - by @scottgould
Handy acronym that helps you stay focused on five important attributes of "smart" emails.
60+ Ways to Leverage & Use Twitter to Grow Your Business - by @caroljsroth
60+ individual marketers, product developers, and others share their best tips for getting the most out of Twitter.
3 Little Marketing Ideas with Big Reach - by Sidneyeve Matrix via @markwschaefer
This post shares 3 ideas that aren't your usual suspects. Give a read and then let your mind get to work imaging what's possible.
Seth Godin Channels the Grateful Dead to Launch His New Book, Poke the Box - by @dmscott
David Meerman Scott interviews Seth Godin about his new book and talks about how Godin and the Grateful Dead share marketing strategies.
Social Media Minute: For B2B Marketing Influence,use LinkedIn Groups - by Martine Hunter on @B2BLaunchPad
Quick overview of why and how to join LinkedIn groups followed by short list of resources for additional research adn inspiration.
A deep dive into Sales Development from lead generation, through sales development rep nurturing and process FAQ's.