Why B2B Advertisers Need Facebook

SocialTimes Facebook

Business-to-business advertisers have long prioritized search-engine marketing as their primary digital path to new customers. With at least one study now showing social media to be a top marketing channel for B2B companies, it’s time for advertisers to re-examine their lead-generation mix. For most B2B advertisers, we’re finding that Facebook generates exponentially more leads at a more efficient rate.

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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 ). Image Credit: B2B Marketing Insider. 55% of B2B buyers say they search for product/vendor information on social media. 12 B2B Marketing Facts and Statistics.

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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.

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Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity SMM

Spread over paid search, video marketing, social media and other online channels , digital is expected to account for more than 46% of all advertising in the next five years. Did anybody say B2B is boring? Unfortunately, especially for B2B brands, that’s often where it stopped.

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Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

If I could offer you a billboard in the middle of Times Square for little to no cost for you to advertise your company would you do it? So let’s go through 3 Tricks to Maximize a Facebook Advertising purchase for B2B Marketers.

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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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. And given that more than 90% of b2b buyers use online sources in their buying decisions, it’s vital to maximize web presence.

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How to Translate B2B Best Practices Into B2C Marketing Strategy

Convince & Convert

Ask marketers to compare B2B and B2C, and many will tell you they’re opposite sides of the same marketing coin. Generally speaking, B2C teams don’t use CRM or sync up with their marketing automation systems as much as a B2B team will. Coax Customers Throughout the Buying Process.

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The Complete, Always-Updated Guide to Facebook Advertising

Buffer Social

Social media has been found to be the most effective digital advertising channel for getting more impressions, clicks, and conversions. You can spend as little as $5 per day on Facebook advertising and see significant results. Pros and cons of Facebook advertising. Advertising

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.

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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 ). The first step is to get the buy-in from a small, but influential team within the company.

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5 best growth marketing strategies for B2B

Socialmedia.biz

Target audience: Businesses, brands, B2B marketers, agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs. B2B includes not just blogs but videos, whitepapers, infographics, research reports and gamification. 2 Social media has become increasingly important for marketing, including B2B.

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Media Fragmentation: 3 Strategies For How Business Marketers Can Keep Up

The Realtime Report

For example, research shows that B2B decision makers today use an average of 10 different sources when making purchase decisions about complex, enterprise-wide technology solutions. This media fragmentation has also affected business buying behavior.

Nine B2B Marketing Lessons from College Visits

Webbiquity SMM

One advantage that university marketers have over their most of their b2b counterparts in optimizing their programs is scale; colleges can learn from and fine-tune their messages and marketing processes based on thousands of interactions each year.

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101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

B2b vendors? B2B Infographics ). Social media…to engage or to advertise? 70% of brand marketers (and 60% of agency professionals) view social media advertising as more valuable for building brand awareness than for driving direct response. B2B Infographics ).

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

mashable.com

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise. B2B prospects are people, too.

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What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

mashable.com

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Business Small business Social media Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise.

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Why Digital Marketers Need to Get More Personal

Buzz Marketing for Technology

When defining them, you must take into account known consumer behaviors, including the various stages that shoppers go through when making any kind of purchase and the fact that they may visit your site several times before actually pulling the “buy now” trigger.

6 Tips for Turning Big Data into Great Customer Experiences

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Craft a custom experience for each visitor, and they’ll buy more. Posted in Behavioral Targeting Business Intelligence Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Enterprise 2.0 Interactive Marketing Online Testing Strategy. The phenomenon of big data certainly comes with big promise.

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103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

How does social media use differ in B2B vs. B2C companies? 93% of online research starts with a search engine, and 68% of consumers check out companies on social networking sites before buying. B2B Marketing Insider ). B2B Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts.

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

mashable.com

Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise. Digital marketing is gaining traction in a number of industries, and business-to-business (B2B) marketers are in on that trend, too.

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"Digital Marketing" Is Not The Same As Marketing

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Last week, Advertising Age published the article, Advice From CMOs: Stop Saying 'Digital' and Practice Straight Talk. Don't confuse digital marketing for new advertising strategies. As a consumer, I've recently looked at everything from buying a car to buying cloud based marketing automation solutions on my mobile device, and the experience left everything to be desired. Try to get information on B2B or a B2C brand. advertising age. advertising agency.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Wondering which social network is most effective at generating b2b leads? B2b marketers believe social media is critical to organic search success. LinkedIn generates more leads for b2b companies than Facebook, Twitter or blogs. Social Media B2B ). Social Media B2B ).

CMOs Win When High-Value Customers Are Treated Personally Online

Buzz Marketing for Technology

According to a new Forrester Research global eCommerce report, e-commerce revenues are going to continue to grow in 2014 as customers’ online buying habits evolve.

Social Pros 6 – Instagram Lessons from a Giant B2B Company

Convince & Convert

I think you are on point there in terms of Google’s ability to capture the long tail in terms of the smaller advertisers. This is Episode 6 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media.

Small Budget – Big Impact

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The kingpin of the spend is usually some sort of TV ad spend (if you are B2C) and print/online media spend (if you are B2B). So let me ask you a question – if you could get more mileage out of your existing car – would you do it? Of course you would!

The Business of Social Media: B2B and B2C Engagement by the Numbers | Brian Solis

www.briansolis.com

Indeed, Social Media is not limited to B2C applications, its impact and effects are actively measured and felt in B2B as well as government, education, military, and other prominent verticals. If you’re working in B2B, perhaps this post will provide you with value.

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B2B Marketers Have Little Social Media Engagement

www.marketingcharts.com

Home » B2B Marketers Have Little Social Media Engagement B2B Marketers Have Little Social Media Engagement Almost 60% of B2B marketers have little or no engagement in social media, according to a recent study by digital marketing firm White Horse.

The Hard Things About The Hard Thing Called "Digital Transformation"

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B2B and B2B are both dealing dealing with how this works - both internally to move the operation forward and externally in terms of what the consumer sees, buys and connects with. Businesses think that buying technology is a like buying a house. Tags: advertising agency. You can't throw a marketing professional down a flight of stairs without the words "digital transformation!" tumbling out of their mouth.

Interview with Dave Chaffey of Smart Insights

Buzz Marketing for Technology

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Dave or Smart Insights – Dave Chaffey is CEO of Smart Insights, a publisher of planning templates and articles focusing on Digital Strategy with channels on B2B Marketing and Marketing automation. 1) What do you think the biggest change to Digital Marketing for B2B firms will be in the next year? I think content personalization is the biggest opportunity into 2016 for B2B Marketers.

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Marketing Automation, Set It and Forget It

Puzzle Marketer

Whether you’re a B2B or B2C company, it’s advantageous to manage your customers and prospects in one of the many customer relationship management (CRM) systems. What you probably don’t do is automatically trigger your selective content to send out when a customer is on your website, when a prospect has downloaded your sales whitepaper , or when the system has identified a customer within their annual buying period.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? Social Media Facts & Figures for B2B Sales by Inside View. B2B Marketing and Social Media. 28 Awesome B2B Social Media Statistics by Social Media B2B.

19 More Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

This follow-up post answers several more, such as: what are the best social networks for b2b social media marketing? Five Simple Rules for B2B Social Media Marketing Success by Marissa’s Picks. ” The Top 8 Social Networks For Business by B2B Marketing Insider.

21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

On one hand, not only is it an easy-to-use, low-cost platform with more than a billion members, but 77% of B2C companies and 43% of B2B vendors have acquired customers from Facebook, and the world’s largest social network drives 20% of all internet page views. Many (most?)

35 (of the) Best Guides to Facebook Marketing, Advertising, Search and More of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

4 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook by Mashable. While acknowledging that Facebook may have limited use in b2b marketing , Leyl Master Black nevertheless offers “tips for creating a powerful presence on Facebook that will engage a business audience&# such as becoming an industry resource by sharing blog and webinar content, expanding beyond your wall using ecommerce or lead generation promotions, and “lightening up&# through the use of humor, quizzes and polls.

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7 Ways to Get More Facebook Likes [Infographic]

Pamorama

Even a discount as small as 10% motivates people to buy from you. Sometimes content that answers audience questions or provides educational information is a better incentive than a discount or a prize, especially in the B2B space. Community breeds success on Facebook.

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Top Trends In Digital Marketing [Graphs]

PWB Marketing Blog

Over 40% of all online advertising dollars goes to buying ads on search engines. We advised one client to stop buying Yellow Page ads and buy Google AdWords instead. Top Trends In Digital Marketing.

104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

Webbiquity SMM

72% of marketers think branded content is more effective than advertising in a magazine; 69% say it is superior to direct mail and PR. Internet advertising will make up 25% of the entire ad market in 2015. B2B content matters. Or maybe 93% of B2B marketers use content marketing.

Sophisticated Marketer's Podcast - Pokemon Go, Personal Branding And The Power Of Great Writing In A Video-Rich World

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Currently, he is the Global Content and Social Media Marketing Lead for LinkedIn (now, based in London), he has his own professional rock n' roll photography business called, Rock n' Roll Cocktail (can't wait to see his photo book and buy some prints from him), and he also hosts a fantastic podcast for LinkedIn titled, The Sophisticated Marketer's Podcast (which has a slant towards the B2B side of business). Is it worth advertising to ad blockers? advertising.

Facebook Lead Ads: Coming to Desktop, Carousel, Video, CRM Integration

Jon Loomer

Facebook has started testing and rolling out a series of features to help combat this, including instant articles and the “Buy” button. In particular, most advertisers have seen the issues with collecting information from users while on a mobile device. B2B: Size of company.