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New on WMC: Marketing Webcasts and Videos


WebMarketCentral, the portal site with resources for interactive marketing professionals, continues to expand with the recent addition of marketing, sales and CRM-focused webcasts and videos powered by Insight24. This is the place to see the latest expert rich media presentations from sources like Jill Konrath, author of Selling to Big Companies; the Business Intelligence Network; HubSpot; Microsoft; Entellium; and SalesRoundup. It's a one-stop page for marketing-focused intelligence from market leaders.

A valuable resource for sales and marketing practitioners, the new webcasts and videos page is likely to join the web's most comprehensive marketing events calendar, directory of advertising and marketing trade publications, and Marketing, Advertising and Sales Career Opportunities as one of the most-visited pages on the site.

Looking for engaging content from leading sales and marketing experts? Check out the new Webcasts and Videos page on WebMarketCentral.

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