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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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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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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

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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.

How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Despite its uncertainty in the stock market, Facebook continues to be an excellent way to connect with your client base and potential customers. 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.

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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.

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.

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

The Realtime Report

Facebook: 955 million active users. 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. Facebook  followed with 19%, Twitter with 16%. via  CNET. Twitter: over 500 million users.

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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. For example, an automotive parts manufacturer can repost industry-related news to their Facebook page and share content posted by car dealerships. Murphy’s Law states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Create a Strategy. photo credit ).

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Why Social Media Matters for B2B Vendors

Webbiquity SMM

Coke, Starbucks and Disney are among the top brands on Facebook , with millions of fans. 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. Still, social media is rapidly becoming an essential component of the b2b marketing mix.

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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. Does Facebook affect your brain? PLEASE LIKE  MY FACEBOOK PAGE. Source: Ambassador. Related posts: Infographic: colour and logo design. Twitter for companies. Related articles. Why Visual Content and Marketing Go Hand in Hand [Infographic].

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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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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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10 Facebook Tips Every B2B Marketer Should Know

PWB Marketing Blog

Are you one of the 41% of B2B companies acquiring customers through Facebook? Try these 10 quick tips to improve your B2B Facebook Page. Utilize Facebook to provide thought leadership in your industry, spot trends in what services businesses want, and provide a face for your organization. Post on Facebook three to five times a week. Select 15 minutes intervals throughout the day to check Facebook and respond to comments. What really matters on Facebook is not the number of fans, but getting fans to have a conversation with you. Be human.

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Generating B2B Leads on Facebook

Koka Sexton

I am always amused when people talk about the value of Facebook in B2B and that it can’t generate leads. Facebook’s site says they have one billion monthly active users as of October 2012. We know it works because all of the content links are associated to a Facebook campaign that we can track in our CRM. cost per lead. Image by Daily Infographic.

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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. Facebook, Twitter and even newer tools like Quora may be sexier and get more attention, but blogs are the workhorses essential to making social media marketing work. So what’s next for B2B blogging?

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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). For B2B companies new to social media, you get credit for being there. Are you making any of the following three dangerous B2B social media mistakes? Or they have a Facebook Page and think they’re “doing” social media. Mistakes are costly. Wrong.

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Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

One of the great things about the Facebook is that it provides you access to a large audience of over 550 Million people worldwide at a very low cost so why not take advantage of it. This is why today on Facebook seems so familiar to me – while the buying process is less about keywords and more about precise targeting – the costs seem awfully familiar. Share this on Facebook.

How to REALLY Increase B2B Blog Traffic

PWB Marketing Blog

Explode Your B2B Blog Traffic. We write a lot about ways B2B organizations can use social media to generate demand and acquire leads. We submitted our blog to Social Media Today which has 44,191 Facebook fans and 70,500 Twitter followers. B2B Blogging Communities. Here are a few B2B blogging communities to consider: B2B Marketing Zone launched in 2009.

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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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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. B2B companies that blog get 67% more leads per month than companies that do not blog.

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective B2B Websites

PWB Marketing Blog

Are you thinking about building new B2B website or maybe making a small tune-up? Redesigning a B2B website can seem like a daunting task. We’ve built B2B websites since 1998. Covey, the following are seven habits of highly effective B2B websites. 1.     Design for Humans. The top B2B marketers have a call-to-action on every landing page.

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Three Stats Prove B2B Social Media Set To Explode [Charts]

PWB Marketing Blog

Or if Facebook were a country, it’d be the 3 rd largest in the world? B2B organizations are getting leads and generating demand using social media. We rounded up three stats that prove B2B social media is not only here, it’s set to explode. Fact 1: B2B Companies Are Using Social Media. Fact 2: B2B Companies Continue to Spend More on Social.

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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. Individuals who very well may be on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. 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.

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What Does B2B Social Media Success Look Like?

Webbiquity SMM

It’s not that B2B companies aren’t finding success in social media marketing, but more (in my experience at least) that they are less willing to publicly reveal their strategies for competitive reasons. Recently, that’s begun to change a bit as blogs like TopRank and Marketo have highlighted b2b social media success stories. Objectives. Leads and new business.

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10 Social Lessons for B2B Companies

Simply Measured

Here are ten social lessons for forward-thinking B2B companies. 1. Being present on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter may not be the best strategy for every company. If you notice developers are active on Twitter, as opposed to Facebook, adapt your strategy and focus on Twitter. 10 Tips for Increasing Brand Engagement on Instagram Download. Get Blogging.

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11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Around this time last year I wrote about the 10 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2010 and while I would say 7 out of 10 have already materialized and the others are on their way. So that begs the question – what’s on the horizon specifically for B2B Marketers next year? Here are 11 concrete ways I think the environment in which B2B Marketers operate will evolve in 2011. Enjoy!

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Changes in B2B Marketing — Mad Marketing TV Ep 13

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Join guest host Jeff Ogden and special guest Paul Dunay, CMO of Networked Insights and author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies, as they discuss: Recent changes in B2B marketing. Facebook’s IPO and what it means for marketers. New social media tools for B2B marketers. Social data and what it means to B2B marketers. Influencer strategies and why they’re important.

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Need More B2B Sales Leads? Ignore This Research

Webbiquity SMM

While the findings are interesting and no doubt reflect the experience of many b2b marketers, it’s crucial not to misinterpret the results. study from Siriius Decisions found that b2b buyers are typically 70% of the way through their purchase process before they contact a vendor’s sales team. Company websites: these are of course at the core of digital marketing.

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Content Development for B2B Companies

Spin Sucks

It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! Are you ready for this week’s Facebook question? 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?

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5 best growth marketing strategies for B2B

Socialmedia.biz

Target audience: Businesses, brands, B2B marketers, agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs. B 2B marketing continues on its torrid pace: The sector grew by 17 percent last year and continues to attract new businesses and customers. B2B includes not just blogs but videos, whitepapers, infographics, research reports and gamification. Feel free to contact him on his Facebook page.

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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. For instance one of the biggest struggles that B2B companies have is just getting in communication with a decision maker.

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How to Turn B2B Prospects into Customers

Convince & Convert

You’ve successfully converted your B2B leads into prospects. Though he writes about software startups, his advice applies to any B2B business. Adding a personal touch and making the potential customer feel like you’re there for them is what will separate you from other B2B businesses. Does your B2B business successfully convert prospects into customers?

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The Two Core Elements of B2B Social Media Marketing Success

Webbiquity SMM

Of course, in the B2B realm, your content should be targeted at addressing a specific question or concern of a specific type of buyer at a specific stage of the buying cycle (e.g. “Like” their Facebook pages. Social Media Marketing AllTop American Idol amplification case studies content Content Marketing ebooks elements of b2b social media marketing success Field of Dreams infographics key influencers LinkedIn Groups presentations reports Twitter directories Twitter hashtags video viral video webinars white papersContent is like singing a song. On American Idol.

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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. Select Your Desired B2B Audience. Now that you’ve selected your audience, you need to decide how much money you want to spend on acquiring your B2B leads. Target Your B2B Audience. School. Degrees.

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More B2B Marketing on Mad Marketing TV — The After Party

Buzz Marketing for Technology

After last weeks show, guest host Jeff Ogden and B2B marketing expert, Paul Dunay discuss: - Marketing at a small company versus a larger company. Related posts: Changes in B2B Marketing — Mad Marketing TV Ep 13 Join guest host Jeff Ogden and special guest Paul. Buyer personas and the importance of knowing your buyers. Visit [link] to learn more.

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Why You Should Encourage Social Advocacy among B2B Employees

SocialFish

80% of B2B buyers are spectators, reading blogs, watching videos and witnessing discussions without actually participating (Source – Top Rank ). For example, a personal account in Facebook can see trending topics, viral videos friends are sharing and join groups, but business pages can’t. Guest post by Daniel Kushner, CEO of Oktopost.com. Source: Holtz ).

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Secret to a Killer B2B Social Media Program

PWB Marketing Blog

Businesses spend hours publishing blog posts, sending out tweets, and posting on Facebook how great their product is, promoting speaking events, sharing staff updates, discussing company news, and pushing out special sales and promotion. The secret to a killer B2B social media program is to have a content marketing strategy that defines your company’s buyer personas and their buying process.

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What Are Your First Impressions Of Google+ As A B2B Marketer?

PWB Marketing Blog

Google+ is outpacing Facebook and Twitter by leaps and bounds. To put that number in perspective, it took Twitter and Facebook nearly three years to reach 20 million users. From a B2B marketing perspective, it is still too early to use Google+ as a communications tool. Only time will tell whether Google+ will complement or compete with Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Why Your B2B Social Media is Failing (And What to Do About It)

PWB Marketing Blog

Are your B2B social media efforts failing? Is no one reading your blog, responding to your Facebook posts, or tweeting your stuff? We know the biggest reasons B2B social media efforts fail and what to do about it. Remember, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are tools, not a social media strategy. Don’t write off Facebook because you don’t think it’s relevant to B2B.

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