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Meet Simone Verhulst, Demand Generation Manager

Simone has been involved with both the sales and marketing teams at ReadyTalk and is currently the role of Marketing Demand Generation Manager, overseeing outbound marketing...

Why Hosting a Webinar is like Hosting a Dinner Party

I thought this post was most appropriate considering the massive amounts of appetizers, dinner, drinks, desserts and holiday festivities that area being planned in the coming...

ReadyTalk Heads to Eloqua Experience with Hopes for a Markie (or two)

Next week, ReadyTalk will be heading to Orlando for Eloqua’s annual user conference, Eloqua Experience. We’ll be hands-on showing off some new features of ReadyTalk for Eloqua....

1,745 Marketers Help with your 2013 Marketing Strategy

We are quickly approaching the end of 2012, and if the Mayans were right, then we won't have to worry about budgeting for next year. However, I've heard that they did not account...

20 Questions on All Things Webinar and Content Marketing Related - eBook on the way!

We’ve all been on a webinar before. We’ve all checked our email, edited a paper, sent a text, even answered an incoming call while on a webinar. This happens for two reasons: 1)...

Webinar creation and all-around webinar best practices

You're ready to host a webinar. You've checked off all the boxes on your project plan: Determined a topic found a great speaker, Integrated this event into other lead generation...

Driving Higher Conversion Rates Trumps Dreamforce Rockbands (at least in this case)

The season is upon us – you can feel it in the air. No, not fall. Dreamforce season! It’s all the buzz. I mean, if you’re a Salesforce user, this is the event. Red Hot Chili...

Considering a vendor swap? InformationWeek shares some insight on transitioning

We recently teamed up with UBM's InformationWeek to discuss the (often dreaded) subject of conferencing service comparisons and what to expect when, and if, you decide to make the...

The Path to Participation: How to create a webinar that encourages engagement

"People don't pay attention to boring things," says John Medina, author of Brain Rules. Well that seems logical enough, right? So then we can certainly apply this concept to...

How to Pick a Webinar Topic in 3 Steps

Its my job, as marketing demand generation manager, to plan and execute many of our outbound marketing campaigns, one of them being our monthly webinar series. We've split the...

34 Ways to Boost Your Webinar Registration

For those of you just starting a webinar program, hopefully this post is timely. For those of you that have been running webinars for months, maybe even years, this is probably an...

Guest Post: Nurturing = Prospect and Customer Relationship Management

You may or may not have a marketing automation tool, but likely you do have a number of leads that are falling out of the sales and marketing funnel because of a lack of quality...

Do I Hear $500? Top CTO Going Once, Going Twice….

What would you do with 70 CIOs and CTOs standing in a room with more than $1 billion budgeted in projects and your company has the solution for those projects? You’d bid on them,...

The Stall Out: Is your webinar series stuck in neutral?

Webinars are hip, right? Everyone is doing them now. The ROI of webinar is often better than other marketing activities—less costly than a tradeshow, prospects self-select based on...

The Great (event) Debate – Live vs. Virtual…or do they have to compete at all?

I’m a marketer. I’m used to fire drills in the midst of planning. It’s a new year and not-surprisingly, many critical pieces of the marketing puzzle have changed. Rapidly. For most...

Webinar Abstract 101 – Writing an Event Description that Captures the Right Audience

  Not only is ReadyTalk an audio and web conferencing provider but also an event organizer. Many of the best practices we suggest to you, we put into play in our own monthly...

Shoes, Trains, Gangsta Slang – Tips for Social Media Metrics and Executive Buy-in

  Compiling the right social data can be difficult. What the executive team needs to see in order to understand the health of their brand is quite different than what the optimizer...

Automate and Integrate: The Funnel – Part 2

Part two of this three part blog series is a review some of the key takeaways from our webinar, “Movin’ on Down: The Funnel,” and a deeper look at some additional best practices...

Movin' on Down: The Funnel (Part I)

Earlier in the year we sponsored the B2B Marketing Advanced Practices Handbook with MarketingSherpa and also hosted a webinar with on how increasingly complex sales cycles make it...

Capture Me if You Can

Last week, a few people from our marketing team attended the Eloqua Success Tour. The basic function of these events is to interact with like-minded peers who are utilizing the...

ReadyTalk Sponsors B2B Advanced Marketing Practices Handbook Webinar with MarketingSherpa

Complex sales often equal complex campaigns that are targeted at a very specific user persona. This can mean it will take a bit more effort to capture your ideal qualified lead,...