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33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

As noted in the 2016 B2B Marketing Trends report , B2B marketing strategies and practices are in the midst of significant change, driven by new technologies and evolving buyer expectations for more “consumer-like” experiences. These changes are affecting tactics, budgets, messaging, and metrics as illustrated in the compilation of B2B marketing facts and statistics below.

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14 Brilliant B2B Marketing Strategy Guides

Webbiquity SMM

Much has been written about how the internet in general, and the explosion of content marketing in particular, has changed the nature of b2b marketing. Today’s  b2b buyers are typically  70% of the way through their purchase process  before they contact a vendor’s sales team. How should b2b marketers adjust their strategies to keep up with this evolution?

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20 Brilliant B2B Marketing and Digital Business Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

B2B marketers today certainly live in “interesting times” (in the sense of the not-actually-Chinese curse ). Image Credit: B2B Marketing Insider. Here are four key takeaways from this research for B2B marketers: •  Sales people won’t disappear, but their role is changing, and many are struggling to adapt. 12 B2B Marketing Facts and Statistics. 1.

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Understanding B2B Online Reviews

SocialFish

Obtaining online reviews as a B2B industry or organization is not quite as easy or common as it is for your typical B2C business. It is important for B2B organizations to acquire online reviews because B2B customers do more research before settling on a decision. One of the methods potential B2B customers use for researching a purchase or service is through online reviews.

Where does Google+ fit into your B2B Marketing plans? [infographic]

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This handy guide will show you exactly why Google Plus is such a useful tool for businesses and B2B marketing. Advertising Facebook Innovation Search SEO Social Media Social Networking Strategy Web Analytics Audience Authorship B2B Marketing Google Google Plus Marketing Strategy Social Networks Have you made Google Plus a part of your marketing strategy yet?

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Research: B2B Buyers Want Content

Social Marketing Forum

Are you looking for proof that content marketing is the way to go in B2B marketing? B2B marketing Content marketing Industry news Research Search engine marketing B2B buyer Base One Buyersphere content marketing social mediaYou have it. There are many resources showing how important content is, how blogging reduces the cost per lead and why content marketing is an essential part of the marketing mix. However, there is just one solid way, besides [.].

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy. Facebook LinkedIn Social Media Marketing Twitter b2b social media social media marketing strategy

Best Practices in B2B Retargeting

SocialFish

In fact, a study ReTargeter performed in 2011 found that B2B retargeting out performs B2C retargeting by 147% on average. It’s clear that B2B retargeting is an area with a lot of opportunity. If you’re new to the game, looking for additional opportunities, or would like to revamp your current tactics, follow these best practices for B2B retargeting. That’s all changing.

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The B2B Lead Generation Ecosystem and WPO [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Content Marketing Marketing Automation and Demand Generation Marketing Infographics Marketing Strategy Social Media Marketing Web Presence Optimization b2b lead generation Brad Shorr Internet Marketing Lead Generation Ecosystem infographic pre-CRM website traffic Straight NorthDevelop new ways to improve and scale your current campaign.

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Why B2B Marketers are Flocking to Native Advertising in 2015

Aggregage

The stats from the Content Marketing Institute’s B2B Content Marketing: 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends on B2B marketers plans for content marketing spending in 2015 vs. 2014 were not that surprising. Content marketing spending by B2B marketers is increasing in 2015. Why is that? Readers are 25% more likely to look at a native ad than they are at a banner. Curation

Five Awesome B2B Social Media Statistics

PWB Marketing Blog

Do you think social media isn’t for B2B organizations? It’s true B2B tends to be slower to adopt new trends. But social media is now mainstream and we have proof B2B companies are generating demand and getting leads using it. We set out to find the top five B2B social media statistics. Top B2B Social Media Statistics. What does this mean for B2B organizations?

Five Steps for a B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

SocialFish

An effective B2B social media marketing strategy is very different than the ones employed by business-to-consumer companies. Here are five steps that every B2B company trying to implement a social media marketing strategy should take. 1. Some B2B companies have a wide focus and target lots of different business segments with their wares. Put One Person in Charge.

B2B Marketers Are Humans, Too

Convince & Convert

So why make a B2B ad that looks like B2C content? The answer is simple: B2B clients are consumers, too  (highlight to tweet). B2B marketers, however, are just as hungry for engaging messaging as their B2C counterparts and deserving of content that’s driven by utility and  enjoyment. Increasingly, B2B brands are taking this maxim to heart. The Value of Video.

B2B Marketing is Becoming More Like B2C Marketing – Or is it?

Webbiquity SMM

B2B marketing has traditionally been viewed (correctly) as much different from the promotion of consumer products. Driven by shifting customer expectations and demands, “B2B vendors clearly feel that they need to evolve to more closely resemble their B2C counterparts,” according to recent research reported on by MarketingCharts. B2B buyers are people too.

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Social Media is Key to B2B Content Marketing [Report]

Pamorama

91% of B2B marketers now use social media as a content marketing tool. B2B marketers are distributing their content on social networks more than ever before. LinkedIn is the top social network when it comes to B2B content marketing. Social Media is Key to B2B Content Marketing [Report] is a post by Pam Dyer on Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog.

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The Complete Guide to Google+ for B2B Marketing [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Google+ is all about visibility , exponentially so when it comes to B2B campaigning. Learning about Circles, Communities, Influencers and Authorship is the first key to G+ B2B domination. This infographic below will have you on track to G+ B2B marketing success. Guest post by Dave Landry. This is particularly so in marketing. But it doesnt have to be that way. No sweat!

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B2B Marketing Trends 2016-2020: Social Media Breakfast Wrap

Webbiquity SMM

What trends will drive B2B marketing over the next three to four years? Where should savvy B2B marketers invest their resources to optimize results over the next few years? The initial product of that research was the eBook, B2B Marketing Trends for 2016: 25 Thought Leaders Weigh In , previously summarized here. Paul ( #SMBMSP90 on Twitter).

2013 B2B Marketing Priorities [Study]

Puzzle Marketer

Towards the end of 2012, Software Advice , CMO.com , and Eloqua teamed up to ask marketing professionals their priorities in 2013.The study titled B2B Demand Generation Benchmark Surve y, gives marketers a complete view of the current status of the marketing sphere as well as a look at what’s to come. The post 2013 B2B Marketing Priorities [Study] appeared first on Puzzle Marketer.

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How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

This struggle is even more difficult for business-to-business (B2B) marketers, who feel so lost trying effectively target business professionals on Facebook that they only put in half the effort or abandon the platform completely. But like any other marketing strategy, growing your B2B Facebook community simply requires an investment of time and genuine engagement. Go Viral.

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Social Media Crisis Management for B2B

SocialFish

The goal of your B2B social media  risk strategy should be to build a relationship with suppliers, customers and even employees. Related Posts How to Lead Your Way to a Social Organization Using YouTube for B2B [Cool video Friday] How to keep us safe inside Twitter Freedom of Speech and Social Media in the UK A Little Privacy, Please! This remains true in the world of social media.

Social Networking Stats: LinkedIn Is Most Important Social Network for B2B Marketers, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

LinkedIn Is Most Important Social Network for B2B Marketers. When asked which social media method is most important for their social outreach, LinkedIn was the clear winner among B2B marketers (chosen by 30%) according to  new research by BtoB. YouTube was significantly less popular with just 8%, and Google+ was most important for only 1% of B2B marketers. via  CNET. via  CNET.

What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)

Webbiquity SMM

There’s no question that B2B marketers have embraced social media. According to recent research , more than 80% of b2b marketers now use the “big 3″ social networks—LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook—to distribute content. The figures here are based on a small, but presumably representative sample of 10 B2B technology websites.

Using YouTube for B2B

SocialFish

And despite YouTube’s reputation for being a generator of hilarious posts, it possesses serious marketing potential that is often overlooked for B2B companies. B2C is certainly effective on the Tube, but companies looking for B2B opportunities can benefit from utilizing the site as well. Start uploading today to see what YouTube can do for your B2B efforts. Think again.

Why B2B Marketers Need to Educate Buyers With Content

Convince & Convert

We’ve all seen the stats that reveal B2B marketers are spending more time, budget, energy, happy hours, hackathons, and puppy time on content. 68% of B2B marketers say that increasing conversion rate is their leading objective for lead nurturing, according to a December 2015 study by Ascend2. That If it’s Friday, it must be my day to create some content. But to what end?

8 New B2B Video Content Marketing Trends

Convince & Convert

This is the sentiment that started the Vidyard Ignite conference – the first-of-its-kind event specifically designed to address the issues that B2B marketers face when it comes to creating video. B2B companies like to give the idea of “humor” in their marketing the brush-off. The “play” button is the most compelling action on the web. It’s About the Experience. People Love to Laugh.

Get Creative with B2B Marketing in 2015

SocialFish

B2B is especially susceptible to very high standards and unusual challenges. B2B marketing has to be smarter, sleeker and faster than B2C. However, when done effectively and with taste, it can be quite useful for B2B. B2B marketing still needs to follow the same guidelines – keep it short, informative and on topic. Guerrilla Marketing. Social Media. YouTube.

5 Ways B2B Can Learn from B2C Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

But the reality is that B2B buyers are very similar to B2C consumers— whether it’s buying a new car or new enterprise software, consumers want to be educated and informed. While there are always going to be distinct differences between b2b and b2c marketing practices, B2B websites must make some B2C-inspired adjustments to keep up with savvy consumers.

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12 Tweetable Statistics Prove B2B Social Media ROCKS

PWB Marketing Blog

Know B2B social media fact from fiction. Fiction: Social media offers limited value to B2B marketers. Fact: 86% of B2B companies are using social media. B2B companies are absolutely using social media to generate leads , connect with customers, and reach business goals. Dispel the myth that social media isn’t for B2B and tweet the truth. Source ) TWEET THIS. 2.

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Infographic: B2B content marketing trends

Sherrilynne Starkie

Despite continued economic uncertainty, nearly half of B2B marketers plan to increase their marketing spend this year. Source: Ambassador. Related posts: Infographic: colour and logo design. Twitter for companies. Does Facebook affect your brain? PLEASE LIKE  MY FACEBOOK PAGE. Related articles. Why Visual Content and Marketing Go Hand in Hand [Infographic].

Driving Long-Term B2B Growth with an Omni-Channel Presence

Webbiquity SMM

68% of B2B buyers now purchase goods online via their phone or tablet (and soon maybe their Apple watch). With many areas of B2B procurement beginning to look more like consumer transactions, 83% of B2B sellers  understand long-term success is dependent upon implementing an omnichannel strategy; however, most have yet to create one. Guest post by Robert C. Johnson. Robert C.

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Top six reasons why you should use LinkedIn as a B2B marketer

Social Marketing Forum

B2B marketing Social media marketing B2B LinkedInLinkedIn is far most the important social network to reach out to business byers and connect with professionals in general. The network allows you to build relationships, establish thought leadership, generate leads, gain insights, do market research, improve reputation and build online communities. 1. Create awareness and improve reputation. LinkedIn is an ideal platform to [.].

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70% of B2B Marketers Want More Quality Leads

Convince & Convert

The battle between quality and quantity seems to occur over and over in our lives, especially for B2B marketers. What B2B Marketers Value in a Lead Gen Strategy. B2B marketing is all about generating leads. Because many B2B sales cycles can be lengthy, leads are the best indicator of future sales success. Do you want to get more done, but not the most important things?

The B2B End Around

Waxing UnLyrical

Whether it’s marketing or public relations, I often have people tell me: “It’s different for me. I’m in B2B, not B2C. But there’s another way, which can work for many B2B’s and it’s what I call the “B2B end-around.” But at the same time you are doing that, you can also be doing the B2B end-around. The B2B End Around. Guest post by Ken Mueller. Horsefeathers!

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B2B Social Media On The Rise [Infographic]

PWB Marketing Blog

Are you one of the 86% of B2B companies using social media? B2B social media is huge and we have proof. In a previous post we brought you 12 Tweetable Statistics Prove B2B Social Media ROCKS ; now, we bring you even more data in the form of an infographic. B2B Social Media MediaDon’t wait. Your customers are there. Why aren’t you? Is your company using social media?

Should businesses ignore Facebook for B2B marketing?

Social Marketing Forum

The first social network that comes to mind when thinking about B2B marketing is obviously LinkedIn. B2B marketing Infographics Social media marketing B2B Facebook LinkedInHowever, what about Facebook? Is it suitable for business-to-business? Of course it all depends on your market, goals and target groups. An overview and an infographic. Business buyers are people and they also use Facebook. Although Facebook is generally [.].

Top B2B Instagram Feeds You Should Follow Today

Visually SM

Here are five of the top B2B Instagram feeds and some tips on how big brands use the image-sharing service as part of their business to business marketing strategy. The post Top B2B Instagram Feeds You Should Follow Today appeared first on Visually Blog. Instagram was once the digital playground of hipsters and teens looking for a place to share pictures of frappes and puppies. FedEx.

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Empathy and Marketing: How to Turn Your B2B Prospects Into People

Webbiquity SMM

Brands know they can’t ignore these platforms (which is why 95% of B2B marketers have created corporate social media accounts) and the successful companies have figured out a way to effectively engage and build strong relationships with their customers. Though this is a consumer marketing example, the principles apply equally well to B2B marketing.). Guest post by Brooke Cade.

Why Social Media Matters for B2B Vendors

Webbiquity SMM

B2B marketing executives, however, tend to be a bit more skeptical. Though adoption is increasing, many b2b marketers still question the true effectiveness of social media for reaching business buyers. B2B products and services don’t generally make the same kind of emotional connection with buyers that consumer brands do, and tactics that work for b2c marketers (e.g.

Five FREE B2B Social Media White Papers

PWB Marketing Blog

This has been a pivotal year in the world of B2B social media. More B2B companies are blogging, tweeting, creating online videos, and producing social content than ever before. In fact, 80% of B2B marketers are producing content for the social web according to B-to-B Magazine. And 41% of B2B companies are getting customers from Facebook.

7 Simple Secrets to B2B Lead Generation Titles that Convert like Crazy

Aggregage

That said, there’s no reason that B2B lead generation materials can’t push the title so that readers are intrigued and want to click. #2 Power Words. And you can find many examples of B2B lead generation pieces that take advantage of them: Get 5 Strategies to Simplify Your HR and Benefits Administration—and Love Your Work Again! Understand B2B Lead Generation Before You Regret.

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4 Fresh Trends in B2B Social Campaigns

Convince & Convert

Meanwhile, B2B marketers sat on the sidelines waiting for social campaign technology to deliver against their more sophisticated needs. In the B2B space, having people follow you is not enough. For B2B marketers, the promise of social is user data, and first generation social campaign technologies just weren’t delivering. In most B2B environments, one touch is not enough.

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New Research: B2B Video Marketing on the Rise

Convince & Convert

Video marketing has been growing among B2B organizations as well. Although four out of five B2B marketing professionals reported. Read the whole entry. » Social Media Research b2b marketing brand awareness content marketing resources demand metric marketing budget video marketing video marketing challenges video marketing objectives vidyard website hub

Whitepaper: B2B Blogging Trends in 2011

Social Marketing Forum

B2B blogging can be tricky, but rewarding all the same. That’s one of the questions the folks from Aggregage posed to a number of B2B blogging thought leaders in a new whitepaper titled: B2B Blogging Trends in 2011. [.]. B2B marketing Blogging Brand marketing Content marketing PR Research Social media marketing B2B blogging content marketing corporate blogging corporate blogging tips tips & tricksThe hardest question may well be whether you even want to start one in the first place.