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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. B2B marketing budgets are shifting to digital and social. B2B messaging gets personal. Direct Marketing ).

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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 ). While search, social media, ecommerce and content marketing have dramatically altered the roles of buyers and sellers, a number of traditional channels (that is, pre-dating millennials) remain highly effective. Image Credit: B2B Marketing Insider.

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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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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. The core of this content strategy is the belief that buyers will be driven to do business with you if you provide valuable information to them on an ongoing basis.

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

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Have you made Google Plus a part of your marketing strategy yet? And, with every comment, mention and +1 your content receives, you will rank higher on one of the most popular search engines in the world. This handy guide will show you exactly why Google Plus is such a useful tool for businesses and B2B marketing.

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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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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. Image Credit: Lydia’s Marketing Blog. Much of the study focused on online commerce, where changes in b2b offerings indeed make sense. So, are B2B marketers really adopting B2C practices? Multimedia content, including video.

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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). In their haste to produce marketing messages that demonstrate the value of their products and services, many companies default to the text-heavy, jargon-loaded, spec-focused content they relied on in the analog days. Visual Marketing Magic.

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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).

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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? Curation

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.

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

Webbiquity SMM

This is particularly so in marketing. In fact, Google+ can be friendly and a resource with amazing results when a respective marketer learns how to utilize it in the right manner. 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.

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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.

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. Email Marketing Generates the Highest Quality Leads.

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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.

The B2B Lead Generation Ecosystem and WPO [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

The “Internet Marketing Lead Generation Ecosystem” infographic below was created by the Chicago SEO agency , Straight North. Its purpose is to serve as a blueprint to demonstrate how multiple online marketing channels can be joined to create one online lead generation campaign. Brad Shorr , director of content strategy at Straight North, contributed to this post.

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8 Free Content Marketing eBooks

Pamorama

Become a better content marketer with these free resources. Content marketing  — the creation and sharing of content to promote a product or service — should be a primary focus of your marketing activities. The more useful your content is, the more likely your readers will be to share it with others via social media and amplify your brand’s reach.

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20 Tremendous Digital Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Digital marketing budgets continue to rise, often at the expense of offline advertising spend. But digital marketers must continue to evolve practices as they strive to make their content an asset, rather than an annoyance, to prospective buyers. Spending on digital marketing is projected to increase by 12% to 15% on average. General Digital Marketing Stats. 1.

Best Practices in B2B Retargeting

SocialFish

It’s clear that retargeting as a marketing practice is here to stay. What about business to business marketers? Since it has been historically viewed as a business to consumer practice, other marketers have been slow to adopt retargeting. In fact, a study ReTargeter performed in 2011 found that B2B retargeting out performs B2C retargeting by 147% on average. Back It Up.

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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. So how do you find new content that engages audiences? Try these six surprising B2B content marketing ideas. Photo Sharing – Let customers share how they’re using your B2B product with photos. Supplement the photo sharing with discussion threads and other content.

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Get Creative with B2B Marketing in 2015

SocialFish

One of the best things about marketing is the constant challenge that comes with it. B2B is especially susceptible to very high standards and unusual challenges. B2B marketing has to be smarter, sleeker and faster than B2C. Hitting them with smart, unexpected marketing strategies is a good way to grab their attention. Guerrilla Marketing. Social Media.

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5 Ways B2B Can Learn from B2C Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Business and consumer brands have traditionally approached marketing from two totally different vantage points. 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. Light-boxing” a video player applies the same technique, while keeping the focus on the sole content.

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Content Marketing Strategy? Think Like A Reporter

Webbiquity SMM

Although 93% of B2B companies are doing content marketing, less than half view themselves as successful with it. However, companies with a documented content marketing strategy are three times as likely to say their efforts are “very” or “extremely” effective as those without one. So—creating a content marketing strategy is vital.

New Research: B2B Video Marketing on the Rise

Convince & Convert

Consumer brands have long understood the importance of using video content as a marketing tool to deliver key messages to their audiences and to build brand affinity. Video marketing has been growing among B2B organizations as well. Although four out of five B2B marketing professionals reported.

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. Whether we are talking about content, customers, or leads, there it is. Since we are marketers, let’s focus on leads. What B2B Marketers Value in a Lead Gen Strategy. B2B marketing is all about generating leads. highlight to tweet).

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Customer-Focused Content Marketing Strategy

Spin Sucks

By now it should be clear to most that content marketing strategy is embroiled in a saturation problem. This has been evolving over time, and was really brought to the forefront for many marketers in Mark Schaefer’s post on  Content Shock. Content Marketing Strategy: The Devil is in the Details. The quality of content at many sites is faltering.

7 Steps to Successful Content Marketing [Infographic]

Pamorama

Content marketing is a way of communicating with your customers and prospects without pitching your products or services. . Also known as  inbound marketing , content marketing is non-interruptive. This form of marketing may create recognition, but it’s rejected by consumers about 90% of the time. . Create a content marketing calendar. 4.

The Future of Content Marketing is Now

Spin Sucks

By Gini Dietrich Content marketing exhaustion. Content marketing overload. Content marketing is king. In the information age, we all have so much content coming at us at every second of the day that we are becoming immune to it. Because there is so much out there, a backlash around content marketing is building. No, it’s prince.

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.

25 Questions I Ask About B2B Content Marketing

Convince & Convert

At Convince & Convert we’ve been doing a lot of content marketing strategy work for B2B companies lately, and while every client circumstance is different (which is what makes consulting an interesting endeavor), I’ve definitely found some common themes and typical areas for improvement. 25 Questions I Ask About B2B Content Marketing. views.

30 Remarkable Content Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

Content marketing has become ubiquitous, with 93% of B2B marketers now using it. And it continues to expand: 82% of marketers plan to increase their budgets for content marketing in 2014. In addition, nearly half of marketers say they are unable to measure the value of their content marketing efforts. Image Credit: Robert Rose.

18 of the Best Content Marketing Strategy Guides of 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Content marketing is a hot topic, primarily in the B2B world but increasingly in consumer marketing as well. And as noted here yesterday , 93% of B2B marketers are now using content marketing, with more than half calling it their biggest priority this year. Content Marketing Strategy Guides. by GO Marketing.

Four Ways to Optimize Content for B2B Search

Spin Sucks

Not long after that article, CNET published a story about how Google plans to penalize “over-optimized” sites to make it fair for sites that produce high quality content which may not be optimized for search. The focus of B2B content is to educate potential buyers and inspire them to action. B2B organizations invest in content production primarily for lead generation.

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Using YouTube for B2B

SocialFish

The site’s content ranges from official music videos to homemade cat clips, with so much in between. And despite YouTube’s reputation for being a generator of hilarious posts, it possesses serious marketing potential that is often overlooked for B2B companies. Research the Market. SEO tactics are on every marketer’s radar. Content Strategy Implementation

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. Content Marketing Social MediaDoMore. photo posted by Microsoft (@microsoft) on Dec 22, 2014 at 11:34am PST.

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The 4 C’s of B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

We’ve all heard about the four P’s of marketing. The four P’s were created mainly to describe the ideal “marketing mix&#. The term “marketing mix&# became popularized after Neil H. Borden published his 1964 article, Concept of the Marketing Mix. If I had a dollar … Last week, I was interviewed by a technology services marketing.

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How to Measure Content Marketing Success

Webbiquity SMM

With more than 90% of companies now doing some form of content marketing , the logical question is: how do you know if you’re doing it well? Nearly two-thirds (65%) of prospective buyers learn about new products and services through social media. • 61% of people say they trust companies that deliver custom content. What are your takeaways?