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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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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. Businesses and brands can use LinkedIn to share that type of content on their company pages.

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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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Content Development for B2B Companies

Spin Sucks

Tom DelMonte , senior director of services marketing at SAP, asks, In the B2B space where purchases are done by committee and are in the millions of dollars/euros, what types of ‘content’ do you find works best when trying to engage socially? But content for B2B companies can no longer be ignored. It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)!

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Five Steps for a B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

SocialFish

Many companies plan to increase both their time devoted to social networking and the money they invest in it during the coming year, recognizing the importance of connecting with potential clients and business partners on these platforms. An effective B2B social media marketing strategy is very different than the ones employed by business-to-consumer companies. More like this.

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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. Think again. Follow Your Customers.

B2B Marketers Are Humans, Too

Convince & Convert

The brand wasn’t targeting consumers, but transport companies. 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.

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Social Media Crisis Management for B2B

SocialFish

social media risk strategy should be created and in place well before your company experiences any sort of crisis that may affect its relationships with its industry partners and contracts. That’s because the real-time nature of social media can greatly help troubleshoot the crisis or issue your company is facing before it affects the business’s bottom-line. Create a Strategy.

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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 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.

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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.

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.

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. That’s it.

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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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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. quick share was perfect for the company. YouTube.

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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. Twitter for companies. Source: Ambassador. Related posts: Infographic: colour and logo design. 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 B2B Instagram Feeds You Should Follow Today

Visually SM

In the past couple of years, its user base has exploded and now includes well-known brands and companies who use the platform as a way to reach and engage with customers. 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. DoMore. Microsoft. Number of followers: 39,000.

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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. Is your company using social media? B2B Social Media MediaDon’t wait. Your customers are there.

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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?

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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. Successful brands are utilizing these situations to better market their brand, but surprisingly, many companies are not.

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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. After all, four out of ten companies still ban access to social media sites from the workplace, and many more sharply limit its use. They expect vendors to use it as well.

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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.

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Can Your Customers Find Your B2B Industrial Company Online?

PWB Marketing Blog

Quick, type in your company name in Google. Does your company show up for the first listing? If you’re company isn’t dominating the first page of Google search results for your own company name, you have an Internet visibility problem. B2B customers are using social media. B2B companies that blog generate 67% more leads per month than those who do not.

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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Three Dangerous B2B Social Media Mistakes

PWB Marketing Blog

Social media investment is expected to increase among B2B companies (Source: Worldcom Public Relations, 2011). The lack of competency in three areas is preventing companies from truly getting the most from their social media programs. For B2B companies new to social media, you get credit for being there. Mistakes are costly. It’s holding back social media success.

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B2B Blogging Trends for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Blogging is often viewed as the core component of a B2B social media marketing strategy, and other than discussion forums, it’s the most mature component of social media. So what’s next for B2B blogging? You can get the whole story in B2B Blogging Trends in 2011 , a free (and no registration required) white paper from Aggregage (the software that powers the BMZ site).

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Is Blogging Dead or Are Companies Not Trying Hard Enough?

Spin Sucks

My guess is many people or companies say, “Let’s start a blog!” USA Today  reported this morning that more companies are abandoning their blogs in favor of Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. Only 23% of  Fortune  500 companies maintained a blog in 2011, flat from a year ago after rising for several years. It’s not an easy think to keep up. magazine.

Social Media: The New Company Newsletter? [Infographic]

PWB Marketing Blog

The other day I was asked “Is social media the company newsletter?” Yes, I do think social media can take the place of most of the functions of the company newsletter.  Years ago we’d get news from our companies via beautifully printed “magazines” with articles about the company, news, upcoming events and possibly an employee highlight.

Social Media: The New Company Newsletter? [Infographic]

PWB Marketing Blog

The other day I was asked “Is social media the company newsletter?” Yes, I do think social media can take the place of most of the functions of the company newsletter.  Years ago we’d get news from our companies via beautifully printed “magazines” with articles about the company, news, upcoming events and possibly an employee highlight.

How to Use LinkedIn Ads to Find B2B Leads

agora pulse

Finding B2B leads can’t get much easier than using LinkedIn Ads. LinkedIn B2B leads can be found using LinkedIn’s targeted self-service ad center. These are also called “native ads” as it pushes your company’s updates to a new network to attract new followers which will allow you to build relationships and drive leads. Target Your B2B Audience.

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10+ Ways To Use B2B Social Media In Your Business

PWB Marketing Blog

Social media should be an integral component of everything your B2B organization does including marketing, customer service, sales, and product development. It’s surprising how many B2B companies still overlook this key task. Eleven Different Ways to Integrate B2B Social Media. If your company gets mentioned by a third-party blog, include that in your press room.

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Five Ways to Build Trust with B2B Customers

Spin Sucks

Not long ago, B2B companies thought customers wanted to buy from great companies. Today, a few companies still cling to this old strategy, but the reality is it doesn’t work. Your customers don’t care how great your company and products are. They just want to be able to trust your company can solve their problems. Company AND competitor news.

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22 Effective SEO Tips to Optimize Your B2B Website

PWB Marketing Blog

Do you ever wonder why your B2B website isn’t getting more traffic? The fundamentals for optimizing a B2B site are essentially the same as a B2C site, though there are differences. Information needs are different for B2B buyers, so the type of content and how it’s optimized will be different for B2B. Worried your competition might find out something about your company?

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Why B2B Marketing Must Embrace Ninja Customers

Convince & Convert

To get familiar with the company. The Corporate Executive Board surveyed 1,900 B2B customers to uncover insights about purchasing behavior and found: B2B customers will contact a sales rep only after independently completing 60% of the purchasing decision process. B2B customers are ninjas now, stealthily investigating the company and its wares, right under your nose.

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Six Surprising B2B Content Marketing Ideas

PWB Marketing Blog

One of the biggest challenges B2B marketers have is coming up with new content. Try these six surprising B2B content marketing ideas. Company-Focused Community Site – Instead of reaching your customers on a 3rd party social network, build your social network. Photo Sharing – Let customers share how they’re using your B2B product with photos. Do not pitch your products.

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Social Media and B2B – How To Gain Awesome Leads

SocialFish

———– One of the biggest problems for B2B businesses is gaining more leads. This is especially a problem when you are advertising online, there are a number of things that B2B companies need to worry about that normal companies can ignore. The first one is by buying advertisements, which can be a great thing for B2B companies to test.

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