3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing
DECEMBER 27, 2016
Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR. But with the right knowledge and strategy, social media can be an invaluable part of a B2B online marketing plan. Here are three tips for using social media more effectively in your B2B marketing. Social Media Marketing content marketing institute Hootsuite Larry Altonn
Fluency of Culture, Not Language, Is Key to Winning Big in Global Online Markets
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
The smartest companies are always looking to reach untapped markets. By communicating with online customers in their languages of choice—on their devices of choice—businesses can sell to more markets than ever before. Marketers can face challenges during such expansions, however. Campaigns and content that works for one market often doesn’t resonate with another.
33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
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.
20 Tremendous Digital Marketing Stats and Facts
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
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. combined.
104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)
DECEMBER 2, 2014
Looking at marketing surveys and studies from the past year, a few trends are clear, among them that buyers are firmly (and increasingly) in control of the purchase cycle. In response, marketers are producing an increasing amount and variety of content to support all stages of the decision process. What do marketers rate as the single most valuable SEO tactic? Marketing Land ).
20 Brilliant B2B Marketing and Digital Business Stats and Facts
AUGUST 25, 2015
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. Not quite.
The Complete Guide to Google+ for B2B Marketing [Infographic]
AUGUST 12, 2014
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. This infographic below will have you on track to G+ B2B marketing success. Google+ Social Media Marketing Dave Landry Google infographics Guest post by Dave Landry. Need more details? No sweat!
14 Dazzling Digital Marketing Stats and Facts
JULY 28, 2015
Digital marketing activities and budgets are growing, because they have an impact: more than half of all employed adults say that “digital media has changed the way they work.” Marketers in the U.S. will spend nearly $24 billion on online display advertising this year, and 59% of CMOs view display ads as an effective marketing channel. Image credit: AdWeek.
The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media
Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations
How to Calculate the ROI of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
If you’re like many marketers, those questions probably bring a quizzical look to your face. Those on the pro-ROI side, however, counter that social media is a channel for marketing and customer service. There are other nuances and steps that you’ll want to take too, as this infographic from Salesforce Marketing Cloud details. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats
MARCH 15, 2016
As winter comes to an end, so too does the Winter Wonderland of Marketing Stats series that’s been running here over the past few months. This final installment covers some fascinating though sometimes contradictory and confusing stats about business blogging and the value of marketing. Another apparent contradiction is much more fundamental: does marketing have value?
Your Employees May Be Your Best Untapped Brand Advocates
JUNE 6, 2016
If you were asked to rattle off your top marketing strategies, would employee advocacy make the list? Your employees are one of the most valuable marketing assets available, and if you’re not putting them to use as part of an overall marketing strategy, you’re missing out on an incredible opportunity to increase revenue. Guest post by Liz Greene. It’s simple. Identify. Educate.
10 Top Marketing Thought Leaders in Social Media
MAY 21, 2015
If you were asked to name the top thought leaders in marketing today–the 10 marketers you’d definitely advise others to follow on social media–how would you proceed? Biro is an acknowledged thought leader at the intersection of HR, social media and marketing. Carla Johnson is one of the top experts on enterprise content marketing. Meghan M. centric.
14 Brilliant B2B Marketing Strategy Guides
JUNE 17, 2014
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. How should b2b marketers adjust their strategies to keep up with this evolution? Which long-held beliefs of b2b marketers need to be discarded? Most marketers cannot deliver on these and almost no customer believes them.”
How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto
Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them
49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
SnapChat , Blab ) and some disappear (anyone remember Pownce or Friendster ?), the “big three” among both consumers and marketers continue to thrive and dominate. In addition, 96% of all B2C and 88% of B2B companies use Facebook for marketing. ” 93% of small business owners and marketers use Facebook, and 92% agree that social media is important for their businesses.
23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides
DECEMBER 16, 2014
Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results. What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of? do that for me?”
The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools
JUNE 21, 2016
Cool Web Tools Google+ Social Media Marketing best Google Plus tools BuzzBlogger Catherine Pham CircleCount Circloscope Do Share Chrome Friends+Me Google+ tools GPlusData Katie Lance Post Editor for Google+ RazorSocialDespite its detractors , Google+ remains one of the “big four” social networks and has its share of prominent fans in the business world. Pricing: $47 per year.
Small Business Marketing Optimization Tips for 2016
DECEMBER 8, 2015
Data is proving to be the driver of technology and marketing strategies as 86 percent of marketers plan to integrate big data in their digital game plan. Content Marketing Marketing Strategy Social Media Marketing John Oechsle marketing data management small business marketing tips SwiftpageGuest post by John Oechsle. Data Management.
Content Marketing Strategy? Think Like A Reporter
APRIL 12, 2016
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. The Inverted Pyramid.
13 Great Guides to Growing Your Blog Audience
MARCH 25, 2015
Business Blogging Content Marketing Social Media Marketing Adam Connell Alice Elliott Andy Crestodina blogging for business David Sawyer Eleanor Pierce Jason Chesters Jeff Bullas Lisa Buben Marc Andre Mitt Ray Ruth Zive You’ve put extensive effort into your business blog design, content strategy, research, and execution. Now—how you attract and retain a large audience? Email?
How to Use Social Media for Event Marketing [Infographic]
AUGUST 17, 2015
Using social media to maximize the impact of live events (like trade shows, forums and conferences) is where shiny new tools meet old school marketing. But social media marketing, which emerged as a distinct discipline just eight years ago this month, has proven a powerful tool for maximizing the results from and investment in live event marketing.
31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts
JULY 14, 2015
Business and consumer marketers are nearly unanimous in their belief in the importance of social media to marketing activities. As noted below, the money is following that belief: social media now accounts for about 11% of all digital marketing outlays, and spending on social media marketing will total nearly $10 billion this year. Know your market (B2B).
Five Intriguing Inbound Marketing Stats [Infographic]
JUNE 30, 2015
Inbound marketing is fundamentally about making your company’s website an active component of the sales process rather than static “brochureware.” The most successful marketers though are likely combine both approaches in a coordinated manner. SEO (54%) was cited as the second most important inbound marketing tactic. Inbound Marketing Tactics.
The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy
MARCH 29, 2016
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. It should be measured and analyzed just as any other type of advertising or direct marketing activity.
What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)
AUGUST 27, 2013
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. Facebook LinkedIn Social Media Marketing Twitter But are these efforts paying off in terms of website traffic and leads?
20 Expert LinkedIn Guides
JULY 7, 2014
Whether your goal is use LinkedIn to find your next job, market a business product or service, or just expand your professional network, you’ll find helpful guidance below in 20 of the best LinkedIn guides of the past year or so. ” 10 Expert Guides to Corporate Marketing on LinkedIn. The Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide to LinkedIn, an infographic by WordPress Hosting SEO.
How to Measure Content Marketing Success
JULY 29, 2013
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? Content Marketing Social Media Marketing Web Presence Optimization In terms of “what” to measure, this infographic from Brandpoint recommends three broad areas to assess: • Awareness (e.g., What are your takeaways?
18 of the Best Content Marketing Strategy Guides of 2013
DECEMBER 11, 2013
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. Content marketing: What is more important than strategy?
33 Phenomenal Content Marketing and Copywriting Guides and Tips
APRIL 23, 2013
Content marketing represents the most fundamental and widespread rethinking of marketing practices in decades. Content marketing turns the dominant paradigm of the last half-century—interruption-based mass marketing—on its head. Content Marketing Guides, Tips and Tactics. Corporate Content Marketing for Best in Class Results by Creative Marketing Channel.
12 (of the) Best Content Marketing Infographics of 2013
DECEMBER 16, 2013
Content marketing is more than just text of course, and infographics have become one of the most popular non-text formats. How do infographics fit with other content marketing tactics? What are some of the best tools and resources to help marketers create compelling infographics? Infographics About Content Marketing. Pam is a content marketing rockstar.
This One Thing Has Become The New SEO Reputation Management Secret This Year
AUGUST 4, 2015
Therefore, it is imperative, as a business owner or marketer, to focus on improving and maintaining a healthy reputation in the marketplace. Note: For some markets, like financial services industries, FINRA has issued limits on social media use, but each market can leverage social to their benefit when proper strategies are built.). Guest post by Jon Rognerud.
Five Top-Rated Social Media Management Tools for 2016 [Infographic]
JUNE 27, 2016
Every social media manager has a preferred one that they always use, and it’s usually one of a handful of the top social media management tools on the market. Ian Anderson Gray of the Seriously Social blog partnered with business software review platform G2Crowd to create a comparison between the top five rated social media management tools on the market currently.
35 Stupendous Social Networking Facts and Stats
AUGUST 11, 2015
Though 85% of B2B marketers distribute content on Twitter, only half view it as an effective social media channel, and just 42 Fortune 500 CEOs have a Twitter account (and a third of those haven’t posted anything in the last 100 days). 81% of B2B marketers use Facebook to distribute content. Digital Marketing Philippines ). 4. Digital Marketing Philippines ).
103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)
NOVEMBER 12, 2013
As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. They are refining tactics, integrating social with other marketing channels, taking a hard look at new networks, and continuing to refine their measurements of success. Marketing Pilgrim ).
21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)
OCTOBER 8, 2013
The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” You’ve seen the statistics on social media marketing : 93% of marketers use social media for business. ” phase.
How to Get More Blog Traffic – Content Promotion Checklist [Infographic]
AUGUST 30, 2016
The first imperative for marketers and bloggers is to create better content , specifically content that is carefully targeted, answers distinct questions, and resonates emotionally with readers or viewers. Content Marketing Social Media Marketing CleverClicks content promotion infographicsWhat does that mean, exactly? But those are just table stakes.
The 12 Best Competitive Intelligence and Benchmarking Tools
MAY 3, 2016
When evaluating the results of marketing and PR efforts, it’s vital to consider two perspectives: what is the trend of results (e.g., You can…keep up with your competitors and (determine what’s) causing changes in your competitor’s market.” Marketing Insider Group. increasing social engagement, website traffic over time, etc.) ” — Kissmetrics Blog.
5 Top Online Marketing Trends for the Rest of 2013
JULY 1, 2013
Whether you work in the b2b world, in non-profit marketing or with a brick-and-mortar retailer, you know that having the right online presence can bring even more customers to your organization. While you may have a website and a Facebook page, there is much more to maintaining a successful online marketing presence. Mobile marketing will continue to grow.