To all my fellow North Americans ... can you believe next week is Thanksgiving?!? Where did November go? How many days left until the holidays? OMG!
Despite the impending chaos of the season, we still made time to read our favorite blogs and the ones below are our faves for the week.
We hope you find them as enlightening and entertaining as we did. If you've got other picks, please feel free to leave them in the comments!
Thanks and have a GREAT weekend!
The Changing Dimensions of Lead Flow by @stevewoods
Looking to create an effective plan to manage your revenue performance? Steve Woods of Eloqua spells out the prospect characteristics you need to pay attention to at each stage of the buying cycle.
Is it Time to Reframe the Sales and Marketing Alignment Debate? by @TonyZambitoTony Zambito offers an intriguing -- and timely -- idea on how to ease the seemingly never-ending tension between sales and marketing.
Repurpose Your Blog Posts Into Bite-Size Audio Tips - by @DeniseWakeman
Denise Wakeman of the BlogSquad delivers a bite-sized post about how to extend the life and reach of your blog posts by transforming them into quickie audio clips using a cool called cinch.
Pubcon 2010 Notes and Key Takeaways - by @ignitesma
Brian Chappell's nutshell version of the highlights at the Pubcon 2010 conference includes tidbits about Twitter, SEO, reputation management, and social media measurement.
Content Marketing Tips: The Brain Runs the Show - by @patsiblogsquad
The best content blends science and art and this post does the same by providing scientific support for why using "feelings" in marketing is such a strong strategy.
Why Flash Mobs Work for T-Mobile - by @pennolson
I admit that I'm sharing this one partly because I LOVE the flash mob videos; but the points made in this post about WHY they work so well are great & worth a read.
Social Business Takes a Human Touch, No Really - by @briansolis
This meaty post dives into some Big Ideas about the true revolution behind the integration of social technologies into business. Get a hot cup of coffee for this one.
Enlightenment = Less Content - by @eatmedia
This post from Ian Alexander is spot-on: we don't simply need more content but rather we need the right mix of content to gain trust, get traffic, provide information and inspire action.