This was a presentation I did for the Social Media Masters 2011 Conference Series in Kansas City, entitled Corporate Blogging: How to Use Blogging to Drive Leads and Sales.
The presentation provides an overview of the importance of Inbound Marketing, and stats that speak to today's marketers using content marketing strategies to drive brand awareness, traffic, impact SEO and, ultimately attract leads that can be converted to sales.
I also featured in this presentation some of the tools we use at V3 to help analyze data, show us which social media channels are the most effective, and to show us where our traffic is coming from and a host of other data.
Some of our favorite tools are Google Analytics (of course), Get Clicky, Tynt, and Scribe.
When it comes to measuring (or attemptintg to measure) influence, we like to use a combination of PeerIndex, Klout, Twitalyzer and Edelman's TweetLevel to help measure influence and reach.