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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. Email Marketing. And 23% say that lead generation is the topmost benefit of email 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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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. How should b2b marketers adjust their strategies to keep up with this evolution?

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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. Last year, the marketing software platform acquired Motion.ai

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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5 best growth marketing strategies for B2B

Socialmedia.biz

Image by TopRank Marketing / Creative Commons BY. Target audience: Businesses, brands, B2B marketers, agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs. B2B includes not just blogs but videos, whitepapers, infographics, research reports and gamification. Email marketing.

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How Your Competitors Will Shift Their Digital Marketing Strategy in the Next Two Years

Webbiquity SMM

More than half of companies with revenue under $50 million already spend the majority of their marketing dollars online. And roughly 70% plan to increase the share of budget devoted to digital marketing over the next two years. Which Channels Drive the Most Conversions.

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. Need for generating higher revenue with lower marketing budgets.

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The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

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.

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Why B2B Marketers Need to Educate Buyers With Content

Convince & Convert

Marketers are busy planning, creating, optimizing, and analyzing, and for many of us, creating content is just one of many things on our to-do lists. We’ve all seen the stats that reveal B2B marketers are spending more time, budget, energy, happy hours, hackathons, and puppy time on content.

Why Social Media Matters for B2B Vendors

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing has clearly been embraced by consumer brands. 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.

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How Does Digital Marketing Differ From B2B to B2C?

agora pulse

One of the most basic and fundamental rules of marketing is undoubtedly “know your audience.” Without this vital piece of information you won’t be able to find your market, appeal to them, and close the sale (you’re basically just “walking in the woods”).

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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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Need More B2B Sales Leads? Ignore This Research

Webbiquity SMM

According to recent research conducted by InsideSales.com and reported by MarketingProfs , websites, blogs and search are among the most effective tactics for both lead generation and brand awareness. Company websites: these are of course at the core of digital marketing.

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Let’s Get Real… Does Your Content Convert?

Pam Moore

It's time to get real about the real return on the investment you make in content marketing. Is the money and time you are investing in content marketing helping you achieve your business goals? Are you one of the 22% of businesses that are satisfied with their conversion rates?

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. number of blog subscribers, Twitter followers, Facebook fans).

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Measuring the Impact of Social Media in B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Forrester recently released a report by Laura Ramos and Augie Ray on How to Assess the Impact of Social Media in B2B Tech Marketing. While B2B marketers have been ramping up social media activities over the past 18 months, not all are seeing the outcomes they’d hoped for.

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Social Media Budget Ratio in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In my new advisory role for the member s of MENG I have been getting a bunch of questions from the members that are making great fodder for blog posts. The question is – What is the appropriate level of budget to support social media for a B2B company?

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Social Media Lead flow in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

You must keep a constant eye on mentions of your brand, your products and your services in order to survive in this market landscape. Social Media Listening for B2B Marketing One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is managing.

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Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses

The Realtime Report

Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses By Jingcong Zhao. Billion spent on social media marketing in the U.S. alone last year , it’s clear that social media is being cemented as a marketing function in most B2B organizations.

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In B2B Marketing: Content is Media

Buzz Marketing for Technology

But these days for B2B Marketers I think we need to take it a step further and say that “Content is Media&#. If you have been following my thoughts on the 4 C’s of Marketing – it all starts with content. B2B Marketing Content: Lure or Lasso?

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How to Create Content that Inspires, Connects and CONVERTS Lookers to Buyers: FREE Webinar

Pam Moore

It is not driving real traffic to your blog or website. Or maybe you are trying to stomp those random acts of marketing, yet you just haven't cracked that conversion nut? Unfortunately many marketers confuse social buzz with social bucks.

Social Media Listening for B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is managing the flow of information about their brands, products, and services that occurs in social media channels, including microblogs (such as Twitter), social networking sites (such as Facebook), blogs, and online forums.

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Easy B2B Tips for Google+ Users

SocialFish

The type of product or service you provide will greatly shape your marketing techniques. One of the primary goals of using Google+ for B2B purposes is to demonstrate authority. Also, when publishing things on Google+, add some open-ended questions that encourage conversation.

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PR needs to Focus on Conversations

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The impact of that can be felt in B2C as well as B2B Marketing. There are fewer numbers of print publications remaining and every company’s marketing department wants to garner more traditional press. PR becomes this amorphous blob that can move into many adjacent markets.

Is The White Paper Dead for B2B Marketing?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In a recent conversation I was having with the Bloom Group they believe “the practice of publishing white papers must come to a close because of the utter proliferation of white papers, and the poor content contained within so many of them.”

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

Webbiquity SMM

As marketing becomes more data-driven, it’s vital to use data to keep up with trends, competitor strategies, and developments in your market. of all marketers love blog posts about marketing statistics. B2b vendors? B2B Infographics ).

7 Powerful Ways to Boost Conversions on Your Ecommerce Site

Pixlee

A good website can establish credibility and serves as the foundation for digital marketing efforts. Luckily, there is a lot you can do to make users spend more time on your website to increase your chances of conversion. Conversion Rates and Personalization. eCommerce Marketin

B2B Marketing Content: Lure or Lasso?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I really liked the idea of content having dual purposes and not just the purpose of posting to your website or blog. Gary defines in the how to build your personal brand sense of commenting on blogs and inserting yourself in to conversations.

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Destroying the 7 Myths of B2B Social Media

Convince & Convert

Tweet B2B social media is one of the most nettlesome of all social media marketing topics. There are plenty of half-truths and misunderstandings about what, where, why, and how B2B social media works (or doesn’t). Destroying the 7 Myths of B2B Social Media.

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Defining a Strategy To Use Content In B2B Marketing

Mindjumpers

This guest blog is written by J-P De Clerck , who is an experienced interactive marketing journalist and blogger. What is often missing in B2B content marketing is a strategy. 4) Interaction with the content Content marketing is not broadcasting.

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Why it’s easier for B2B to measure content marketing

Convince & Convert

This is the seventh in a series of videos culled from an interview about content marketing I did with Terry Foster of Cision Canada. Terry: Do you think communicators are missing opportunities if they don’t have conversion activities or call to actions plans in their campaigns?

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Six Keys to Make It With Influencer Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Influencer marketing is becoming an increasingly popular, and powerful, tool for marketers. As recently noted on the V3*Broadsuite blog: “The beginning of the year brought the usual deluge of posts about trends and predictions for marketing in 2017.

The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

While Facebook is far and away the largest social network, when it comes to driving B2B website traffic and brand visibility, Twitter and LinkedIn are tops. Twitter’s key strength is in driving traffic to informative online content including news and blogs. (It’s

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Does Bit.ly convert for B2B Marketing – a case study

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Our plan was simple – to blog, tweet and post content leading up to the event that used only a single customize bit.ly Related posts: Influencers vs Advocates in B2B Marketing According to Wikipedia – Influencer Marketing is a form of.

Four Benefits of Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing has come a long way over the past decade. Creativity and engagement are essential for a successful B2B or consumer brand social strategy. Here are four key benefits of social media marketing. Increase Conversion Opportunities.

Rocket Content – Your B2B Secret Weapon

Convince & Convert

Tweet Guest post by Ian Greenleigh , the Social Media Manager at Bazaarvoice – the market and technology leader in hosted social commerce applications. He also blogs at Dare to Comment.

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19 More Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

While social media marketing has become commonplace, questions about how to optimize the use of social channels and networks, and how to stand out from the crowd, remain. This follow-up post answers several more, such as: what are the best social networks for b2b social media marketing?

How to Uncover a B2B Brand Voice That Isn’t Boring

Convince & Convert

The B2B world can feel quite stiff sometimes. And while we all technically know that it doesn’t have to be that way, we find ourselves defaulting to that stiffness within our marketing, over and over again. They’re just as tired of the B2B business-sounding stiffness as you are.

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How to Choose a Social Media Listening Platform for B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

And once you have identified the conversations where you think a sales opportunity may be occurring you need to feed that into your listening platform so you can flag those opportunities when they come in. In the last post we covered how to create a Social Media Lead Flow.

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