Tools, links and services we found this week
Greplin - still in private beta but sign up to get on the list – this is a browser search add on that will allow you to search all the places you have content on the web.
MyNextCustomer – this tool is gives businesses a simple way to measure phone calls, web leads and sales from social media, seo, paid search and offline marketing campaigns.
Buddy Press – Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress.
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How to Create a Win with a Non-Profit Partner
By John Jantsch
Creating a partnership with a non-profit agency can have a dramatically positive marketing impact if handled correctly. I’ve worked with countless non-profit agencies over the years, and while they they’ll take contributions from businesses all day long, what they really want is something much more valuable. Read the rest at AMEX OPENForum
Posts from my personal blog reader
FOUND the ROI of Social Media for B2B Marketers!
I think it is fair to say that Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every B2B Marketers mind has been where is the ROI? from pauldunay
How to Devise a Strategic Email Marketing Plan for 2011
2011 is quickly approaching and you need to gain a clear understanding of what your new email marketing plan will look like. How are you going to meet your new goals in 2011? from hubspot
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Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online
Daily Accountability Marketing Metrics
What is this form? It is the form your employees will love to hate. I know I did. It makes people accountable? Shit, you mean I have to do that work? Yea. Anyway, this is a form I started using and try to give to everyone I work with. from okdork.com
Trends in Small Business
The One-Paragraph Start-Up Plan
During the earliest stages of starting a business, the last thing you should concern yourself with is writing lengthy plans or long-winded executive summaries. It's time to kill the traditional business plan in favor of a realistic, practical tool: a one-paragraph startup plan. from entrepreneur.com