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  • Customer-Centric Innovation: How Companies Engage Customers in Product Development and Radical Innovation
    Engaging your customers can help increase satisfaction, loyalty, and brand awareness. This research report will help you understand the role of customers in product development.
  • Email Success Stories: How 11 companies are pushing the (electronic) envelope
    Propel your email marketing efforts beyond the subject line. Read Email Success Stories: How 11 companies are pushing the (electronic) envelope to learn how to convert your emails into money-making machines.
  • B2B Marketing in 2009: Trends in Strategies and Spending
    Get the truth about B2B marketing in a tough economy from people who know the business bestóB2B marketers themselves. Our special report, B2B Marketing in 2009, provides the most current research on trends in strategies and spending, and how they affect your business.
  • The Obama Playbook: How Digital Marketing and Social Media Won the Election
    Want to create a veritable army of customer-advocates to champion your brand? The Obama Playbook: How Digital Marketing and Social Media Won the Election shows you how the Obama campaign masterfully used new media to build awareness, engage prospects, and start a movement. It takes you step-by-step through the new media strategies of the campaign and provides actionable guidance on how you can modify each to benefit your business. Both entertaining and useful, it's an invaluable resource for the savvy marketer who wants to take full advantage of the amazing powers of new media.
  • Benchmark Research: Marketing in the Economic Crisis
    These economic times have everyone concerned and asking, "How does this effect marketing?". Well we surveyed our very own members to help give marketers a sense of how others are dealing and adapting to these tough times.
  • Email Marketing Benchmark Report 2008
    This 150-page Email Benchmark Report 2008 was developed by surveying our very own MarketingProfs members. Find out what the competition is doing so your 2009 email marketing budget makes sense!
  • B2B Lead Generation: Marketing ROI & Performance Evaluation Study
    MarketingProfs research studies the effectiveness and performance of lead generation comparing quantity to quality.
  • Lead Generation How-To Guide
    Learn how you can generate leads, qualify and track them through the sales cycle!
  • Web 2.0 Marketing Guide
    Here's a straight shooting guide on how Web 2.0 can help you grow your business
  • Marketing Strategy Guide
    This Guide explores the three stages of effective marketing, and how you can determine which approaches will give you the greatest bang for your buck.
  • B-to-B Marketing in 2008: Trends in Strategies and Spending
    MarketingProfs research provides B2B marketers guidance for making budget and media mix allocations by exploring the issues and emerging trends in 2008.
  • Direct Marketing How-To Guide: Your Template for Optimal Media Selection for B2B Marketing
    Find out what's new, what's hot and what's not in B2B marketing trends.
  • Small Biz How-To Guide: Positioning, Naming & Taglines
    Spot-on positioning leads to names that attract customers and taglines that sing. Get your small business on the track to marketing success.
  • Benchmark Report: Marketing ROI (Year 3)
    In this 2007 survey, the third annual on ROI, respondents who use ROI for their marketing efforts expect greater growth and enjoy greater confidence from their senior management than respondents who don't use ROI.
  • Small Biz How-To Guide: Market Research
    Need to learn about your customers without the big price tag of market research firms? This guide on do-it-yourself market research will help you get the information you need to position your business without emptying the corporate coffers.
  • Small Biz How-To Guide: Avoiding Key Pitfalls
    Let's face it, more small businesses fail than succeed. Make sure yours is one of the winners with this guide to getting your small business off the ground and solidly on the road to success.
  • SWOT Analysis How-To Guide
    This comprehensive, step-by-step how-to guide will help you assess the position in the market of your product or firm, by identifying the product's Strengths and Weaknesses, by considering the potential Opportunities the product has in the marketingplace, and by assessing the potential Threats posed by either the competition or the marketplace.
  • Online Research How-To Guide
    Set clear objectives and a realistic scope to online research projects. These are just two of the steps that this comprehensive, step-by-step planning guide will help you to accomplish to insure your online research results in the most relevant and useful information possible.
  • B2B Direct Marketing How-To Guide
    Direct marketing is one of the fastest changing disciplines within marketing today. What worked 10 years ago, isn't working today. Heck, what worked last week sometimes doesn't even work today, so keep your skills sharp with his How-To guide, focusing on the B2B market.
  • Market Forecasting Template
    This guide will give you a mini-seminar on the art and the science of forecasting. Learn the four different ways to create forecasting models and choose the ones that best suit your needs. Then follow these easy-to-follow steps to creating a model where you too can predict the future.
  • Benchmark Survey: Voice of the Customer
    Link directly to the raw (aggregate) data in this 2006 survey of the ways companies are incorporating the voice of the customer into their marketing, their product development, and their management. With access to the raw data, you can view the results, and even filter them to see how a subset of companies in your country or industry answered. In this way, you can interpret the data in the most meaningful way for your business.
  • Benchmark Report : Marketing ROI (Year 2)
    This 2006 survey, the second annual ROI study, demonstrates that companies are definitely getting the ROI message. This study shows a significant increase in the number of companies that have implemented some form of Marketing ROI measurements. And let's face it, Marketing ROI is here to stay. Jim Lenskold says, "Marketing ROI will continue to be a priority as long as maximizing profits is a priority for corporations." Well said, Jim.
  • Trade Show Marketing Template
    Trade show marketing is a high-risk, high-reward endeavor. This Template provides a sytematic look at trade show marketing. It walks you through selection and promotion, to follow-up and measurement. This step-by-step guide will insure your trade show marketing is effective, efficient, measurable, and successful.
  • Competitive Analysis Template
    A thorough competitive analysis is a critical component of a solid marketing plan. It is an exercise that will provide you with valuable insights to guide the development of your business strategy. This 20-page template will make the project quick and easy, and you can end up with a leg up on your compeition.
  • Benchmark Survey: Email Marketing
    Link directly to the raw (aggregate) data in this 2005 survey of the ways companies are using email marketing, the cost savings they are experiencing, and the ways they combat list fatigue, declining open rates and other common email marketing challenges.With access to the raw data, you can view the results, and even filter them to see how a subset of companies in your country or industry answered. In this way, you can interpret the data in the most meaningful way for your business.

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