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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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20 Expert LinkedIn Guides

Webbiquity SMM

LinkedIn has made dramatic changes to its platform over the past 18 months, making what was a rather plain but effective business networking tool into a content-rich, visually dynamic, more interactive professionally-focused social network. Guides to Using LinkedIn for Career or Networking. Boost Your Brand’s Visibility With LinkedIn’s New Profile Features by Sprout Social.

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

The Realtime Report

LinkedIn: 174 million members. 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. Social Media Statistics #RLTM scoreboard b2b b2b marketing btob social networking stats

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26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics

Webbiquity SMM

Indisputably the largest business-oriented social network, LinkedIn has emerged as a crucial site for professional networking, B2B marketing, hiring and job seeking. LinkedIn now boasts more than 200 million members across 200 countries, and adds two new members every second; what’s more, 35% of LinkedIn members use the site daily. Marketing with LinkedIn.

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. And they shouldn’t be used at all on LinkedIn. Image credit: BundlePost. Social Audience 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.

Top 9 LinkedIn Social Media Marketing Groups

Firebelly

Here is a list of my nine favorite LinkedIn social media marketing groups that I think you’ll enjoy too. Description: This is the largest and most active social media marketing group on LinkedIn and it includes 20 subgroups for special interests. While you’re on LinkedIn, why not connect with Firebelly too? LinkedIn Social Media MarketingLearn more ].

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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 short answers are “yes” and “LinkedIn and Twitter.” Facebook LinkedIn Social Media Marketing Twitter

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. Part of the reasoning is that while Facebook is good for sharing coupons, promoting events, and showcasing corporate culture to potential employees, LinkedIn is powerful at generating web traffic and leads. How can you optimize results from LinkedIn advertising?

LinkedIn is the Login of Choice for B2B sites [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet The social networking platform LinkedIn has become the login of choice on business-to-business websites. Since its last round-up of social logins in July 2010, the login of choice for B2B sites has grown rapidly. However, now LinkedIn is the platform gaining the position. great increase for LinkedIn. Similar Posts: Linkedin Steps Up – We Want Your Time.

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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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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 Ultimate LinkedIn Lead Generation Guide

Sprout Social

Unlike social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram where users sign up for a variety of purposes, a majority of LinkedIn users are there for business. Most people sign up for LinkedIn for one of three reasons: Networking. LinkedIn lead generation is a mystery for a lot of companies. LinkedIn Premium is broken into three different levels, based on your goals.

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.

LinkedIn Tricks for Social Media Professionals

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments Treat your LinkedIn page like a website. Viveka von Rosen is known internationally as the LinkedIn Expert. She has written the book on it and consults with businesses to optimize lead generation from LinkedIn. Optimize Your LinkedIn Page. For businesses, that means implementing a few of these pieces of advice: HAVE a company LinkedIn page, to start.

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.

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28 (of the) Best LinkedIn Marketing Guides of 2014

Webbiquity SMM

As noted in several of the posts highlighted below, LinkedIn is no longer just a hangout for job-seeking professionals, who largely abandon it in between job searches. What’s more, as reported here previously , LinkedIn is the top social network for B2B marketing; 83% of marketers say they prefer to use LinkedIn for distributing B2B content. Kevin J.

LinkedIn Analytics: The Complete Guide

Sprout Social

Not that long ago, if you asked most people what they thought of LinkedIn, you’d probably hear comparisons to sites like CareerBuilder or Monster. For some time LinkedIn was seen as a job search platform. While social recruiting is definitely one of LinkedIn’s main functions, it has evolved into much more. LinkedIn offers a full set of features for businesses, and Sprout gives you tools to manage it all. Over the past few years, LinkedIn focused on getting businesses to use the platform for branding and content marketing. LinkedIn Pulse Analytics.

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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How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business: B2B Tips!

Devumi

Learning how to use LinkedIn in a B2B setting can dramatically increase your ability to make connections with the right people at the right companies. The post How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business: B2B Tips! Linkedin Resource b2b content marketing linkedin linkedin marketing social media marketingDon’t worry though, I am going […].

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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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5 Clever Uses of LinkedIn for Unique Customer Experiences

Convince & Convert

While many companies are turning to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, don’t discount what’s possible on LinkedIn. Take KFC’s founder Colonel Harland Sanders may have been born in 1890, but that hasn’t stopped him from embracing modern technology to create a robust LinkedIn profile. Connect with KFC’s Founder. The prize? How did the end result turn out? Endorsement.

Engaging the Right Audience on LinkedIn

Adam Cohen

LinkedIn, one of the established social networks, is making strides in advancing how businesses can leverage the platform to engage followers.  Several weeks ago, LinkedIn launched the LinkedIn Follow Button allowing followers to follow a company page on LinkedIn directly from owned assets like web pages and blogs. (Cross posted on the Fleishman-Hillard DNA blog ).

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. On LinkedIn, search for relevant groups, then connect with members of those groups. Join the same groups on LinkedIn. Content is like singing a song. Amplification (done well) is like singing that song into a microphone. On American Idol. Late in the season. Content can be produced in a wide variety of formats: • White papers. Case studies. Video. Podcasts. Presentations. Blog posts. Checklists.

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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. Archer Technologies is an example of a B2B company that built their own community for customers to interact, share best practices, and provide feedback to help product development. So how do you find new content that engages audiences?

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5 LinkedIn “Must Haves&#

Social Media Citizens

With everyone going on about the wonders of Facebook and Twitter, our poor friend LinkedIn sometimes gets left out in the cold.  With millions of people from all over the globe taking part in the conversation on LinkedIn, it is definitely a place online where your audience thrives. About 60% of my business comes from LinkedIn.  Here’s why: you’re not doing anything.

Four Ways to Optimize Content for B2B Search

Spin Sucks

Because Google is still the top search engine  used, B2B marketers need to, now, more than ever, create quality, engaging content and include meta data to have it display in search engine results. 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. So does Google.

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Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

LinkedIn is firmly ensconced among the “big 3″ social networks for marketing and business purposes, and though its base of 80 million members is far smaller than the 600 million users of Facebook, its impact in B2B marketing is larger. According to recent research , 32% of B2B marketers use LinkedIn to generate leads, versus just 16% who do so on Facebook.

20 of the Sharpest LinkedIn Tips for Irresistible B2B Marketing

Writtent Blog

LinkedIn doesn’t have the same mass appeal as Twitter, or the billion members of Facebook, but that’s just fine. It remains one of the best destinations for B2B marketers, due to the fact it’s niche appeal. The average income of a LinkedIn member is around $109,000 , which is consistent with its reputation as a hub for high-powered professionals and B2B decision makers.

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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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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. — LinkedIn Marketing (@LinkedInMktg) May 23, 2016. The social media landscape is ever-changing, and so is the way people are making buying decisions. Get Blogging. Set Goals and KPIs.

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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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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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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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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. LinkedIn. B2B Social marketing

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How People & Businesses Are Using LinkedIn [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet In March this year, the professional networking service LinkedIn hit the 100-million-user milestone. LinkedIn is growing so quickly that it’s adding a new member every second. Gaining more and more members, LinkedIn is naturally getting more powerful and widespread. But what are people and businesses actually using LinkedIn for? LinkedIn users in numbers.

B2B buyers and professional social networks in the purchase decision

Social Email Marketing

In case you believed we can forget about social media in marketing and business, here’s a wake-up call: according to the latest Social Buying Study from IDC, 75% (!) of B2B buyers “studied social media” to SUPPORT purchase decisions. Content marketing Research Social media marketing IDC LinkedIn Social Buying Study social networks

How to Turn Your Employees into LinkedIn Content Superstars

Meltwater

A B2B client approached us last week with a problem we’ve heard over and over… Read More.

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LinkedIn Is What It Is: Personal, Employer, Business

Geoff Livingston

I opened the new LinkedIn Android app the other day and saw an unexpected message, “The One Stop Shop to Manage Your Personal Brand.” But like it or not, LinkedIn has become the place to manage your professional reputation. LinkedIn offers brands an ideal platform for employee communications — future (e.g. remember when LinkedIn launched in the early 2000s.

10 Ways to Strategically Grow Your LinkedIn Connections

Social Selling Masters

When it comes to lead generation, social selling , and growing strategic connections, LinkedIn outranks all other social media platforms in terms of effectivity. Just recently, Content Marketing Institute’s 6th annual B2B content marketing research indicates that: LinkedIn is the social media platform of choice for 94% of organizations when it comes to distributing content.