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.

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.

How B2B Brands Can Drive More Leads This Year

Webbiquity SMM

In survey after survey, year after year, lead generation is a top priority for B2B brands. No matter how big or small, B2B businesses can’t survive without new leads. According to CMI , 91% of B2B marketers are already using content marketing to generate leads.

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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.

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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.

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Conversation Gained-How to Determine Influence in B2B Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

Now B2B marketing? B2B influencers? Keep in mind that anyone can “do” social media marketing especially in a B2C setting but can you be the special person that can own it in a B2B setting?

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Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity SMM

But what does this mean for brands, especially B2B vendors, that have traditionally relied on more conservative means of attracting their audiences? Here are nine distinct digital marketing strategies by brands in the B2B space, and how they’re redefining the state of the art in B2B marketing.

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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. B2B messaging gets personal.

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The Case for B2B Marketing on LinkedIn [Infographic]

Social Media Today

LinkedIn has long been recognized as the key platform for B2B marketing, with 575 million professionals signed up. This infographic underlines that case

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Infographic: B2B content marketing trends

Sherrilynne Starkie

Despite continued economic uncertainty, nearly half of B2B marketers plan to increase their marketing spend this year. Source: Ambassador. Related posts: Infographic: colour and logo design. Twitter for companies. Does Facebook affect your brain? PLEASE LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE.

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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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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.

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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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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 post by Ken Mueller.

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Get Creative with B2B Marketing in 2015

SocialFish

B2B is especially susceptible to very high standards and unusual challenges. B2B marketing has to be smarter, sleeker and faster than B2C. However, when done effectively and with taste, it can be quite useful for B2B.

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How Social Is B2B? [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet A lot of brands have proven and established themselves in social media in the B2C industry, but for B2B side of industry, it is still a hard sell. A lot of companies in B2B sector are hesitant to try social media.

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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.

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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). 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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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?

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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.

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How to Improve the Performance of Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy

Social Media Today

Looking to improve the performance of your B2B marketing campaign? Here are some tips

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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.

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Leveraging Emotions in B2B Marketing on LinkedIn [Infographic]

Social Media Today

LinkedIn has released a new infographic which outlines the potential of video content for B2B marketing

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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?

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Where does Google+ fit into your B2B Marketing plans? [infographic]

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This handy guide will show you exactly why Google Plus is such a useful tool for businesses and B2B marketing. Have you made Google Plus a part of your marketing strategy yet? If not, you could be missing out on a great opportunity to grow your audience.

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B2B Marketing is Becoming More Like B2C Marketing – Or is it?

Webbiquity SMM

B2B marketing has traditionally been viewed (correctly) as much different from the promotion of consumer products. Much of the study focused on online commerce, where changes in b2b offerings indeed make sense. So, are B2B marketers really adopting B2C practices?

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3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

However, most of what’s written about social media functionality on a professional level tends to be focused on businesses that work directly with consumers (B2C) rather than B2B enterprises. Here are three tips for using social media more effectively in your B2B marketing.

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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. All of which should sound familiar to B2B marketers.

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LinkedIn Groups Vs. Facebook Groups: The Ultimate B2B Marketing Showdown

Social Media Today

Groups can be a great way to facilitate connection with your audience - but which groups option is better for B2B marketers

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5 Ways B2B Can Learn from B2C Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

But the reality is that B2B buyers are very similar to B2C consumers— whether it’s buying a new car or new enterprise software, consumers want to be educated and informed. I can’t help but think we are leaving leads—and money—on the table as B2B marketers. There is no exception for B2B.

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B2B Branding: The What, Why, and How

Meltwater

What is B2B branding? Is it just your logos and graphics? Or is it something… Read More.

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5 Hot Areas For B2B Marketing

Meltwater

If you are a B2B marketer, gone are the days when you hammered prospects with… Read More.

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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. 93% of B2B buyers believe that all companies should have a social media presence. •

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Easy B2B Tips for Google+ Users

SocialFish

One of the primary goals of using Google+ for B2B purposes is to demonstrate authority. Google+ is an important part of a well-rounded B2B social media strategy. Case Study Content Strategy From the Trenches B2B google social media

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8 New B2B Video Content Marketing Trends

Convince & Convert

This is the sentiment that started the Vidyard Ignite conference – the first-of-its-kind event specifically designed to address the issues that B2B marketers face when it comes to creating video. B2B companies like to give the idea of “humor” in their marketing the brush-off.

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Ultimate Guide to B2B Social Media Marketing in 2017

Meltwater

Social media has entirely reshaped the way the world communicates. Instead of relying on celebrities,… Read More.

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Driving Long-Term B2B Growth with an Omni-Channel Presence

Webbiquity SMM

68% of B2B buyers now purchase goods online via their phone or tablet (and soon maybe their Apple watch). Social Media Marketing b2b marketing omnichannel customer support Robert C. Guest post by Robert C. Johnson.

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Social Media for B2B – 3 Top Tips For Generating B2B Leads Online

The Social Media Incubator

When it comes to generating B2B leads online, do you have a social media strategy or are you just “winging it?” That’s true of B2B leads as well as B2C leads. Keep your focus tight and go to where your prospects are and you’ll find B2B Social success.

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4 Fresh Trends in B2B Social Campaigns

Convince & Convert

Meanwhile, B2B marketers sat on the sidelines waiting for social campaign technology to deliver against their more sophisticated needs. In the B2B space, having people follow you is not enough. To meet these new objectives, B2B marketers are applying new approaches to social campaigns.

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Empathy and Marketing: How to Turn Your B2B Prospects Into People

Webbiquity SMM

Brands know they can’t ignore these platforms (which is why 95% of B2B marketers have created corporate social media accounts) and the successful companies have figured out a way to effectively engage and build strong relationships with their customers. Guest post by Brooke Cade.

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3 Inspiring B2B Social Media Campaigns

Meltwater

B2B companies often feel handicapped in their efforts to market on social media. Typically, they… Read More.

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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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How to Leverage Facebook in Your B2B Public Relations

Meltwater

Does your B2B public relations strategy include Facebook? Many B2B companies dismiss Facebook because of… Read More.

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