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?

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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?

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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. Top B2B Social Media Statistics.

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.

Best B2B Marketing and Sales Strategy Guides and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Social media, content aggregation and curation , user-generated content and other developments have dramatically changed the B2B buying cycle over the past few years. How can B2B organizations, marketers and sales professionals adjust to, and thrive in, this new environment?

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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.

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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. But there’s another way, which can work for many B2B’s and it’s what I call the “B2B end-around.” The B2B End Around. Guest post by Ken Mueller.

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Curation a Key Theme in B2B Blogging Trends in 2011

Aggregage

The new white paper – B2B Blogging Trends in 2011 has been released. Several of the contributors pointed out that a big challenge in 2011 is rising above the noise. Clearly one of the ways to address this is discussed in Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation. B2B Bloggers can rely on curation, aggregation and filtering as a technique to produce quality content in an on-going basis.

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?

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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. B2B Social Media Medi

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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.

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Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? ” Or that49% of B2B journalists write blogs, and 84% are on Twiter? companies now use social media for marketing. Is a Blog Still Important in 2011?

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. B2B Blogging Communities. Here are a few B2B blogging communities to consider: B2B Marketing Zone launched in 2009.

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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. What do the best B2B Facebook pages have in common? B2B Internet Marketing B2B Social Media Facebook Industrial MediaIf not, don’t be discouraged. All you might be missing is just a simple fix.

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Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

85% of B2B journalists are on Facebook. 61 of the world’s 100 largest companies maintain Facebook brand pages, as do 71% of B2B firms. Find the answers to these questions and many more here in more than 30 of the best articles and blog posts on Facebook marketing of 2011.

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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.

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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.

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50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing has gone well beyond the hype stage and is now mainstream business practice. Read on for answers to these questions and more from some of the best minds in social media in some of their best blog posts and articles of 2011 so far. by B2B Lead Roundtable Blog.

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

PWB Marketing Blog

From a B2B marketing perspective, it is still too early to use Google+ as a communications tool. As a B2B marketer, what is your wish list? B2B Marketing Social Media Facebook Twitter Video

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

PWB Marketing Blog

Social media isn’t just for B2C marketers. 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.

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PWBlog Now Featured on B2B Marketing Zone

PWB Marketing Blog

PWBlog is now a member of B2B Marketing Zone , a site that brings together top bloggers and topics on B2B marketing in one place. B2B Marketing Zone culls the web for the best B2B bloggers and includes them in their community.

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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.

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B2B Marketing Infographic: How Are B2B Marketers Optimizing Their Funnel?

PWB Marketing Blog

From the top B2B marketing metrics to the most effective demand generation tactics, MarketingSherpa put together a great infographic they shared at the B2B Summit 2011. Their study examines all stages of the B2B purchase funnel from lead generation to sales conversion.

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10 Ways to Use Social Networks for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

With those basics established, here are 10 ways for small (or really, almost any size) businesses to use social networks for marketing and PR. What helps most, however, is having your content shared and passed along by others with high influence in your market space. Perform competitive and market research.

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. If your company isn’t posting your B2B white papers on Scribd , you need to start doing it now.

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The Corporate Social Media Summit 2011

Mindjumpers

The company was established in December 2009 by Nick Johnson , and until now Useful Social Media has put together two conferences about social media in marketing and communications relation. The State of Corporate Social Media 2011. The Corporate Social Media Summit 2011.

Secret to a Killer B2B Social Media Program

PWB Marketing Blog

Second, develop a content marketing strategy. 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. Valuable B2B content can include white papers, industry research, etc.

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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. Advanced LinkedIn strategies for marketers by iMedia Connection. by Market My Career.

2011 B2B Marketing Trends

Webbiquity SMM

MarketingSherpa recently released its 2011 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report. As MarketingSherpa notes, “Year after year, the greatest challenge that B2B organizations face is generating high-quality leads.&#. That leaves only 20% of the market left to fight over.

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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? We know the biggest reasons B2B social media efforts fail and what to do about it. Don’t write off Facebook because you don’t think it’s relevant to B2B. The fact is, 41% of B2B marketers are acquiring customers through Facebook.

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5 Simple SEO Tips To Optimize B2B Video

PWB Marketing Blog

While there are many video sharing sites, YouTube is by far the most popular, even for B2B. B2B companies like Kinaxis and Corning are doing a great job creating videos and promoting them online. B2B Internet Marketing B2B Social Media SEO Google Analytics Industrial Powerpoint Video

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The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Note: This post, a joint effort between Cheryl Burgess and me, originally appeared on the Blue Focus Marketing Blog last month. So, as promised in Tom Pick’s blog, “ 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women ”, in honor of mothers, our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men now honors fathers.

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

As it approaches one billion users, Facebook has evolved from a site where friends and family share photos to an online marketing juggernaut rivaling Google. What common mistakes should marketers avoid? Facebook Marketing Tips & Techniques. Using Facebook for B2B Marketing.

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Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

It has enabled revolutions in real life as well as in digital marketing. So how can marketers and PR professionals use Twitter more effectively? ” The Ultimate Guide to Twitter Marketing by Copyblogger. Twitter for B2B Marketing. by B2B Marketing Insider.

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B2B Blogging Trends [white paper]

SocialFish

If you’ve not started a blog yet, is 2011 the year to do so? Will anything be different in 2011 in marketing your business blog? What new challenges might exist in 2011 around B2B blogging?

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Best New B2B Marketing Blogs – The Blog Tree (Infographic)

Webbiquity SMM

The best B2B marketing blogs are once again creatively presented by marketing automation provider Eloqua and JESS3 in this year’s Blog Tree. ” You can find the interactive PDF version of this very cool infographic here or in Joe’s post.It’s great to see some familiar names like Pam Moore The Marketing Nut , Mack Collier , Savvy B2B Marketing and B2B Bloggers on this year’s tree, as well as a lot of new blogs to check out.

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Can Your Customers Find Your B2B Industrial Company Online?

PWB Marketing Blog

B2B customers are using social media. Consider these statistics: 86% of B2B companies are using social media, compared to 82% of B2C companies. B2B companies that blog generate 67% more leads per month than those who do not. But Wait, My B2B Customers Aren’t On Facebook.

How To Optimize Your B2B White Papers For Google

PWB Marketing Blog

If you’re like most B2B companies, you have white papers, case studies, articles, product brochures, and a lot of other marketing, sales, and thought leadership documents. Use a Social Sharing Site to Host Your B2B White Paper.

2011 Social Media Marketing Trends

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing has progressed from radical new idea to widely adopted practice in a remarkably short period of time. Three-quarters of b2b buyers use social media at some point during their purchase decision process, and marketers are responding with increased spending on social media marketing. “Social is much bigger than marketing and PR. “Social is much bigger than marketing and PR.

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

Marketers, we’re told, need to think like publishers. How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing? How are B2B marketers using social media differently from their B2C counterparts? How are marketers measuring social media success?