How B2B Tech Marketing on Twitter is Changing (Research)

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter and LinkedIn remain the top two social networks for B2B marketers. Twitter offers some specific capabilities (such as lists ) that make it uniquely valuable for B2B companies. That said, there are some disturbing signs developing for Twitter (and the B2B marketers who rely on the platform). Per recent research , though 77% of B2B marketers say they use Twitter to distribute content, Twitter use is down 8% since 2014.

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B2B Employee Advocacy Best Practices

Oktopost

Why Employee Advocacy Matters for B2B. It can take months for a B2B marketing team to build up a company’s presence and credibility online. Why Employee Advocacy Matters for B2B. Many B2B organizations believe that the future of social media marketing lies in employee advocacy: 64% of companies credit employee advocacy with attracting and developing new business, while 45% attribute new revenue streams to advocacy. B2B Employee Advocacy Customer Stories.

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Top Tactics for B2B Growth Hacking

Socialmedia.biz

To apply B2B growth hacking tactics, a business needs a growth mindset and a predetermined process to follow. Before launching a B2B growth hacking strategy, you need management buy-in. This may involve a presentation explaining B2B growth hacking and how you intend to proceed. .

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Dad Jokes: The B2B Marketing Edition

Oktopost

So to honor them… We’ve gathered some of the funniest B2B Marketing Jokes from around the web and sent CEO, Daniel Kushner and Managing Director EMEA, Colin Day , into battle to tell some of the best B2B Marketing Dad Jokes around. 14 of the Best B2B Marketing Dad Jokes: What is a pirates favorite piece of B2B marketing content? How Does a B2B marketer make her boat go? ” What’s a B2B marketers favorite zoo animal? B2B Marketing B2B

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Making Sense Outta B2B Social Listening

Oktopost

Ever wonder why B2B social listening is considered a black hole in terms of ROI? Saif amazes us with his compendious knowledge of B2B social listening. Radically Transparent is one of Oktopost ’s popular original podcast shows on our channel, B2B Marketing Now.

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10 Best B2B Webinar Platforms for 2021

Oktopost

So many B2B deals closed, and so many connections made. Back in the B2B world, companies are increasingly shining a spotlight to online lead generation and engagement. So what exactly is a webinar, and why are they so crucial to your B2B strategy in 2021?

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6 Key B2B Marketing KPIs to Measure

Oktopost

Every seasoned B2B marketer knows that launching a new campaign can be a venture into the unknown. That might be a big reason why nearly 70% of B2B content ends up unused , because it doesn’t align with what buyers are interested in. 6 B2B Marketing KPIs to Measure.

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Conversation Gained-How to Determine Influence in B2B Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

Now B2B marketing? B2B influencers? The bottom line is this: Influence is a nebulous but nevertheless, powerful “thing” in B2B social media , and you my dear marketer, need to understand how to determine it, identify who is influential within your space, and then decide what you’re going to do about it. Pro Tip #2: You don’t need any tools to do B2B social media marketing effectively.

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Top 10 Data Analysis Tools for B2B Marketing

Oktopost

It’s safe to say that 2020 has become the year of data-driven marketing with 83% of B2B marketers focusing more on data analytics this year. 89% of B2B marketers agreed that data quality is becoming increasingly critical for marketing and sales success. B2B Marketing

Seven Reasons Your B2B Marketing Should Include Cats

Webbiquity SMM

B2B marketing can be tough, especially when so many campaigns look the same. Even in B2B, buyers are actual humans with feelings. If you’re using social media as part of your B2B or account-based marketing strategy (and who isn’t these days?), Using Cats Gives Your B2B Marketing More Authenticity. People (even B2B buyers) crave authenticity and newness. Guest post by Emma Williams. Cats rule the internet—so much so that the topic has its own Wikipedia page.

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How to Create An Effective B2B Social Media Strategy

Social Media Strategies Summit

But the way you design your social media strategy might vary depending on the type of business you have, e.g. business to consumer (B2C) or business to business (B2B). Social media and B2B marketing are a better pair than many business people think. LinkedIn for B2B Social.

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Best B2B Chatbot Examples

Ignite Social Media

Today, we examine the best B2B chatbots being used to drive business objectives. B2B Chatbot Examples. If there’s one B2B brand that’s investing in chatbots, its HubSpot. The post Best B2B Chatbot Examples appeared first on Ignite Social Media - The original social media agency. Social Media Strategy Social Media Tools B2B chatbots ChatbotsArtificial intelligence is all around us.

Video for B2B Marketing [Podcast]

Oktopost

Episode two of our podcast, B2B Marketing Now, was posted last week and we learned so much about video for B2B marketing creating this episode. We invited Paul Carpenter to educate us on the value of video for B2B marketing, covering the why and how with video programming. Video Marketing B2B Marketing Strategy B2B Marketing Tips

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12 Ways to Leverage Holiday Email Greetings for B2B Sales [ w/Examples]

Oktopost

But that doesn’t mean you should ignore the B2B email marketing opportunity and (properly) engage your clients and prospects with holiday greetings. . Why use B2B email marketing this holiday season? Top 12 Tips for driving B2B sales with holiday greeting emails. B2B Marketing

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LinkedIn vs Facebook: Which Will be Better for B2B in 2021?

Oktopost

When it’s time to launch a B2B marketing campaign on social media, LinkedIn seems like the obvious platform of choice. There’s no mystery why B2B marketers keep flocking to it – it simply works. Content relevant to B2B decision makers and said decision makers?

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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. B2B marketing budgets are shifting to digital and social. B2B messaging gets personal.

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Top 10 B2B Influencers in 2020

Oktopost

When it comes to B2B marketing thought leaders, the COVID-19 crisis has driven experts and influencers in the field further into the digital realm. But, before we deep dive into social profiles let’s take a step back and realize why is influencer marketing booming for B2B marketing?

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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. How should b2b marketers adjust their strategies to keep up with this evolution? Which long-held beliefs of b2b marketers need to be discarded?

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SOLUTION: Your Epic B2B Social Media Marketing Sales Guide

Sociallyin Insider Blog

Searching the internet late at night or even in the office trying to find a solution to your B2B sales problems? Social Media Marketing Social Selling Social Selling Assistant B2B B2B Marketing

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Three More Ways to Get the Attention of Today’s Busy B2B Buyers

Webbiquity SMM

If you’re in B2B sales or marketing, you know how challenging it is to get the attention of today’s buyers. B2B marketers are struggling more than ever to get targeted prospects to engage; almost 60 percent say it’s a challenge for them to generate new leads, according to Chief Marketers’ 2019 B2B Marketing Outlook report. In such a competitive environment, how can your team connect with today’s B2B buyers? Guest post by Marie Johnson.

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The Top B2B Marketing Trends for 2018 – A Meta-Analysis

Webbiquity SMM

Yet another post about 2018 B2B marketing trends? This piece compiles and analyzes the predictions of more than 100 B2B marketing professionals as published in 10 highly-ranked posts over the past month (best!). ” — 2018 Trends: B2B Marketing , Edelman. It’s popular, easy to consume, mobile friendly, and with Facebook and now even LinkedIn pushing it, video (five votes) will continue to play an expanding role in B2B content marketing.

3 Ways B2B Brands Can Be More Human

Oktopost

The world is a very connected place and B2B brands have long been expected to intertwine more humanity into their marketing efforts. But in today’s environment, how can B2B brands be more human when interactions have gone digital? In our fifth episode of Oktopost’s original discussion series, “The Globalization of Social Media”, Colin Day , Oktopost ’s Managing Director EMEA hosts B2B marketing legend, Steve Lucas , former CEO of Marketo , an Adobe company and current CEO of iCIMS.

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How to Use Instagram to Drive Traffic to Your B2B Website

Webbiquity SMM

A lot of B2B marketers make the mistake of thinking their brand has no place on Instagram. Not only are all those accounts feasible direct targets for your B2B marketing campaigns , they are also scores upon scores of possible traffic to drive to all your other online assets. So the obvious question now isn’t why Instagram, but how: how can you use Instagram, and Instagram marketing tools , to explode your B2B brand and drive traffic to your site?

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5 Ways Boring B2B Brands Can Kill It With Content

Convince & Convert

B2B brands have the challenge of engaging fans despite boring content. These illuminating examples prove that B2B can have fun with content marketing. Social Media Strategy 3M b2b marketing GE how to make b2b sexy humanize your brand ISS Social Media Marketing storytelling visual storytelling

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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. So what’s next for B2B blogging? To answer those questions, the founders of the B2B Marketing Zone asked 22 of the most influential b2b marketing and PR bloggers—including Roxanne Darling, Jay Baer, Ardath Albee, Erik Qualman and Chris Abraham—for their prognostications.

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Agile Marketing in B2B

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Agile Marketing Content Marketing Innovation Strategy agile marketing B2B Marketing ITSMA Lean Processes MEA Awards Platinum Marketing Excellence AwardAgile marketing increasingly is being recognized as a powerful key to content effectiveness. Buyer interest and trends can change in the blink of an eye, in particular as social and other media drive the news. Breaking news creates windows of opportunities, but only if marketers are quick and smart enough to take advantage of them.

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8 Tips by B2B Marketers for LinkedIn Lead Generation

Oktopost

For B2B marketers, the importance of LinkedIn cannot be overstated. A remarkable 80% of B2B leads that come from social media originate from just one platform, and that’s LinkedIn. It’s not like LinkedIn’s efficacy is a secret— 94% of B2B companies use LinkedIn for marketing. Why LinkedIn Lead Generation is Perfect for B2B Marketing. Along with that, LinkedIn offers more accurate targeting geared toward B2B, minimizing wasted money and effort.

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The B2B End Around

Waxing UnLyrical

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.” But at the same time you are doing that, you can also be doing the B2B end-around. The B2B End Around. Guest Posts Marketing Social Media b2b marketing creating demand creativity ken muellerGuest post by Ken Mueller. Whether it’s marketing or public relations, I often have people tell me: “It’s different for me.

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7 Steps to Jump-Start Your B2B Instagram Presence

Oktopost

Just when B2B marketers feel they have finally proven ROI with a solid social strategy, along comes another social media platform to shake things up. While Instagram has been around since 2010, it’s only recently evolved as a platform to fuel engagement through building rapport and reach future audiences who will one day become B2B decision-makers. Connect with other B2B companies in your industry with a similar audience profile.

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3 Amazing Podcast Episodes from B2B Marketing Now

Oktopost

The premise behind B2B Marketing Now , Oktopost ’s original podcast channel, could not be more simple: bring together the best of the best of the B2B marketing space, and episode-by-episode, share their experiences navigating the modern day marketing function.

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LinkedIn Presents Latest B2B Trends for Contrarian Marketers

Social Media Today

This past week, LinkedIn held their 3rd Annual ‘B2B Trends for the Contrarian Marketer’ presentation hosted by LinkedIn’s own Peter Weinberg, a marketing strategist, who shared the five trends that all B2B marketers should keep top of mind

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B2B Marketers Are Humans, Too

Convince & Convert

So why make a B2B ad that looks like B2C content? The answer is simple: B2B clients are consumers, too (highlight to tweet). B2B marketers, however, are just as hungry for engaging messaging as their B2C counterparts and deserving of content that’s driven by utility and enjoyment. Increasingly, B2B brands are taking this maxim to heart. B2B brands that put a compelling twist on their content stand to reap the benefits.

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Cross-cultural Challenges in B2B Communication

Oktopost

Times are evolving for B2B communication. In our second episode , Kyle Hegarty , known as an expert on cross-cultural leadership, Managing Director of Leadership Nomad and author of the upcoming book, ‘ The Accidental Business Nomad ’, joins Oktopost’s Managing Director of EMEA, Colin Day , to discuss lessons learned from failures on cultural realities, language differences and the future they have on B2B global communication. Understand the B2B Social Media Landscape.

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Book Review: The B2B Social Media Book

Webbiquity SMM

With The B2B Social Media Book: Become a Marketing Superstar by Generating Leads with Blogging, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Email, and More , authors Kipp Bodnar of HubSpot and Jeffrey L. Cohen of Salesforce Radian6 have literally written the book on social media best practices for B2B marketers. The opening chapter, “Why B2B is Better at Social Media than B2C,” helpfully lays the groundwork for the book with two key sections.

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B2B Messaging: Why it Matters More in Times of Crisis

Oktopost

Businesses are being forced to rethink B2B messaging. What lessons can be learned from the global economy to help marketers deploy new B2B messaging in this current climate? Listen to the podcast: Or watch the live broadcast: Key Take-Aways from Scott Vaughan: Get on your Front Foot: Now is not the time, as a B2B marketer, to sit back and wait for things to happen. Ask them what they want to hear from your brand and if your current B2B messaging is on point.

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5 Essential Social Media Best Practices for B2B Marketers

Oktopost

B2B social media marketing success doesn’t have to be difficult. Unless, you’re a B2B business.That’s a whole different ball game. Most social media networks, other than LinkedIn are not set up for B2B marketing. Create content B2B buyers like. “If

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B2B Marketing Trends 2016-2020: Social Media Breakfast Wrap

Webbiquity SMM

What trends will drive B2B marketing over the next three to four years? Where should savvy B2B marketers invest their resources to optimize results over the next few years? The genesis for the presentation was the research done a few months ago in conjunction with Tony Karrer , asking the expert B2B blogging contributors to the B2B Marketing Zone one simple question as shown to the right.

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What LinkedIn?s New Features Mean for B2B Marketers

Ignite Social Media

LinkedIn’s new features provide some exciting opportunities for B2B Marketers to continue to grow their businesses. To stay in the know with all of the latest platform updates and what they mean for marketers, use the form below to subscribe to our bi-weekly trends newsletter: The post What LinkedIn’s New Features Mean for B2B Marketers appeared first on Ignite Social Media Agency.

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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. As a B2B company, your customers know the angles, and they know the game.

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7 B2B Marketing Challenges (And How CRM can Help)

Oktopost

How do you align your B2B marketing approach with the shifting technological landscape? B2B Marketing CRM GDPR Marketing TrendsDo you embrace new tools and trends? Or do you sit back, waiting to see how these developments play out, while your competitors dive in head first? At the rate of change we’re seeing today, being an early adopter can keep you […].

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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. Still, social media is rapidly becoming an essential component of the b2b marketing mix.

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How to Create a B2B Video Marketing Strategy

Oktopost

So, why are B2B marketers lagging behind? One obvious answer is that traditionally, B2B marketers are, well, traditional. This is not to say that B2B marketing doesn’t exist but that despite its massive potential it’s still being used mostly to illustrate the complexities of the product in an easy to digest way: the classic “product demo” video. For most traditionalists, video doesn’t work for for B2B marketing for two reasons.

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3 Ways B2B Marketers Can Stay Digitally Connected Through Content

Oktopost

There’s no doubt that when B2B marketers do social media right, they can be a great facilitator in staying connected with prospects and customers through content. However, in a world where no work day is the same from day to day, B2B marketers are being presented with a new challenge of generating value-driven content that resonates with their audiences. B2B marketers must shift their approaches to match the times. Content Marketing B2B Marketing Strategy

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