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. Usually, B2B marketers choose to focus on these goals and metrics: Brand Awareness.

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4 Fresh Trends in B2B Social Campaigns

Convince & Convert

Consumer brands spent the early years of the social boom using campaigns to collect likes, create conversation, and distribute coupons. 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. For B2B marketers, the promise of social is user data, and first generation social campaign technologies just weren’t delivering.

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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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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.

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Going Mobile with B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

As I mentioned in my Top 10 predictions for 2010 – I think the Mobile Marketing in 2010 will become more mainstream. So then it becomes a question of where to start with Mobile and I have been working on this for a while now incorporating Mobile into some of our campaigns. Note: Avaya sells mobile solutions to businesses so I feel its my role to live by example and demonstrate to our potential clients how this might work.

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The Absolute Guide to B2B Advertising on Quora

Oktopost

Nowhere is this more true than in B2B marketing, where buyers aren’t (as) swept up by trends and viral ads. B2B buyers are increasingly using social media and user generated content to research their major purchases. This presents B2B marketers with a new playground.

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Top B2B Brands on Social Media

Social Media Strategies Summit

For B2B brands, social media is growing in importance: 66% of B2B marketers report that LinkedIn is effective, 66% say they plan to boost their organic usage of Instagram, and 56% rate YouTube as important to overall brands success ( Articulate ).

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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.

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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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. Did anybody say B2B is boring? Make it interesting: Mobile gaming. The mobile game app is the perfect example of an idea that is just as educational as it is entertaining.

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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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Why Social Media Matters for B2B Vendors

Webbiquity SMM

Pepsi famously dropped its Super Bowl advertising a year ago in favor of a social media campaign. 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.

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The Human Side Of B2B Social Network For Business

Social Media Marketing

With the increasing competition in the market, successful social media campaigns have become a powerful tool as it gives companies quality leads and produce higher ROI. Yet many of the B2B companies have declined to accept its importance in the market as they think that it has nothing to offer. Furthermore, social marketing come up with some real time interest that always prove to be a game changer for the B2B business. We are the leader in offering B2B social network.

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3 Crazy Account-Based Marketing Campaigns That Actually Worked

Convince & Convert

B2B companies have an attention problem. As marketing technology has improved over the last few years, marketers have fallen back on uninspired tactics like formulaic outbound emails and lackluster drip campaigns. Instead of the traditional “spray-and-pray” mindset so common in the B2B world, account-based marketing is when marketers use a more personalized approach to target one company, one department, or even one individual. T-Mobile, the Reception We Were Looking For.

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

Convince & Convert

The B2B world can feel quite stiff sometimes. They’re just as tired of the B2B business-sounding stiffness as you are. I’ve become really good at decoding B2B speak, but even I’m not sure what that means.). Something better for this example brand (which apparently makes mobile apps) to say instead could be, “The best production process to guarantee your new app kicks ass.” Take a look at this B2B landing page for printing. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

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LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms: 9 Best Practices for Increasing Conversions

Oktopost

Last week we published a piece on Lead Ads and why B2B marketers should harness them into their campaign strategy. This time, we’re zooming in on LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms, which unlike their predecessor, take a mobile-first approach to help marketers capture more quality leads using pre-filled forms. B2B Marketing B2B Marketing Tips Lead Generation LinkedIn

4 Examples of B2B Native Advertising

Oktopost

More importantly, could this merger create new opportunities for B2B native advertising ? Why the Outbrain Taboola Merger is Significant for B2B. When it comes to B2B advertising, content recommendation ads usually tend to cast a wider net than would be advisable for B2B companies trying to reach hyper specific audience segments or is it. Consider your classic ABM campaign. Best Practices for Reaching B2B Customers with Native Advertising.

Why it’s easier for B2B to measure content marketing

Convince & Convert

Terry: Do you think communicators are missing opportunities if they don’t have conversion activities or call to actions plans in their campaigns? For example, we talked about the Columbia Sportswear mobile application. This is the seventh in a series of videos culled from an interview about content marketing I did with Terry Foster of Cision Canada. Cision (the USA version) is also a sponsor of Convince & Convert and our Social Pros podcast.

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The Power of Social Engagement

Oktopost

As Colin Day, Managing Director, EMEA, and APAC at Oktopost put it: “the B2B buyer’s journey has changed and customers have started to adopt a level of self-sufficiency and proactiveness that no longer aligns with what we would class as a ‘conventional sales model’.”.

How to Use LinkedIn Hashtags

Oktopost

For savvy B2B social media marketers, LinkedIn plays a vital role in online engagement. It’s considered the go-to platform for B2B companies. . Another contributing factor in its resurgence is the wide range of marketing activities that LinkedIn facilitates to B2B marketers.

Which Social Platform Is Right for Your Next Video Campaign?

Convince & Convert

92 percent of mobile video viewers share videos with others. Something to consider: Some tests say people respond more to square videos on mobile , while horizontal videos perform better on desktop, regardless of platform. Those audiences include people outside your brand’s connections, many B2B targets, and the people who are on social media less often or are less active. Or should you focus your ad spend all on one platform that best fits your current campaign?

7 Growth Hacking Strategies for 2021

Oktopost

Growth hacking is an essential tool for smaller businesses in the B2B space that needs to make the most of every human and financial resource. A good example is optimizing your website to be mobile-friendly or upgrading its SEO. B2B Marketing

50 Amazing Mobile Marketing Statistics That Will Move You to Action

Writtent Blog

Mobile isn’t just a trend, it’s a total revolution in the way consumers interface with technology and businesses. In fact, experts estimate that mobile usage will overtake desktop and laptop usage by the end of this year. Cultural shifts can eat a weak marketing strategy for lunch, which is why it’s crucial for small businesses to immerse themselves in the realities of mobile, and adapt to the change. Mobile devices will account for 25% of global internet traffic by 2014.

5 Examples of Account Based Marketing Done Right

Oktopost

The idea, essentially, is to create bespoke marketing campaigns built around each client’s unique needs and desires. For B2B companies who have a few high-value clients, ABM can be a highly effective methodology. GumGum set the gold standard for personalized ABM marketing in their efforts to land T-Mobile as a client. T-Mobile CEO John Legere is very active online on social media, which helped GumGum get a sense of his personality and his likes.

Why CMOs Should Stop Being Addicted to Pay-per-Click Ads

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Back in 2001, when Google AdWords was just launched, I remember the day that my first pay-per-click (PPC) campaign yielded the first batch of leads for the company I was working for. There was no doubt in my mind we were going to scale this campaign. You don’t just have an array of search ads; now there are native ads on Google that replicate the search experience, remarketing display ads, mobile ads, Facebook-sponsored ads, sponsored tweets via Twitter and LinkedIn ads.

Marketing Automation, Set It and Forget It

Cody Ward

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. If you’re like many companies, you employ a marketing individual or team to collect your contacts information and execute campaigns in somewhat of a batch and blast situation. With the expansion of mobile devices and tablets many people continue to work after they get home or into late hours.

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Want More Content Marketing ROI? Stop These 8 Bad Content Marketing Habits Now!

Pam Moore

” Or “what was the ROI on your last content marketing campaign?” Content marketing ROI. Every marketer is talking about it. However, truth is very few actually have it. Few know how to achieve it or measure it. Most marketers know how to throw content marketing up on an Instagram or Facebook virtual wall. However, if you ask them simple questions such as “what are your goals for that piece of content?”

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Fintech Social Media Marketing Done Right

Oktopost

A quick look at the banking and finance category in your mobile app store will show you how crowded the field is right now. They then developed a Twitter-centered advocacy campaign that encourages financial advisors to share their thoughts and engage with people online.

Seven Key Categories of Social Media Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Savvy B2B marketers put significant effort into developing a professional, attractive, and highly functional website design —as the company’s website is often the first impression prospective buyers will get of the business and its offerings. Other common features include: competitive benchmarking; ability to identify top influencers and brand advocates; follower growth tracking; content / campaign performance measurement; and.

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Everything You Need to Know About Instagram Engagement, YouTube Launches Vertical Video, 3 Big Reasons Why Influencer Campaigns Fail, and More!

Buffer Social

We’re also discussing the implications of vertical video on social media and three reasons why influencer marketing campaigns fail. Influencer marketing success depends on a brand’s trust in trust in the influencer and a willingness to stay comitted to the campaign. 10 Common Reasons Why Influencer Marketing Campaigns Fail – SocialMediaToday. Part III – Common reasons why influencer marketing campaigns fail.

The Top 10 Marketing Attribution Software Solutions

Oktopost

Especially, for B2B and Considered Purchase marketing. In 2015, the average B2B nurture funnel was 12 months long with the full marketing and sales funnel taking about 512 days from lead to sale on average! Considered purchase funnels are not quite there yet but moving in the direction of B2B funnels. Neustar’s attribution platform is able to bring in data from mobile and offline marketing channels. In some markets, all the action is happening on mobile apps.

10 Tips and Strategies for a Better Facebook Marketing Campaign

ProBlogger

With over 1 billion daily users , 934 million mobile daily users as of April 2016, one thing is obvious: you simply must market on Facebook if you want to reach highly targeted users. 10 Tips for a Better Facebook Marketing Campaign. With that in mind, we are going to look at ten handy tricks and strategies that will improve your Facebook marketing campaign instantly. So, it is a great B2B marketing tool that gives you an extremely targeted audience to advertise to.

10 Tips and Strategies for a Better Facebook Marketing Campaign

ProBlogger

With over 1 billion daily users , 934 million mobile daily users as of April 2016, one thing is obvious: you simply must market on Facebook if you want to reach highly targeted users. 10 Tips for a Better Facebook Marketing Campaign. With that in mind, we are going to look at ten handy tricks and strategies that will improve your Facebook marketing campaign instantly. So, it is a great B2B marketing tool that gives you an extremely targeted audience to advertise to.

Why Looking in the Mirror Make an Ass Out of U and Me

Convince & Convert

Here are some recent examples I’ve encountered where companies make social media and digital marketing decisions based on personal biases and beliefs, when the truth is both available and testable: CEOs (especially B2B companies) assume that because they aren’t using social media, that their customers aren’t either. finds that purchasers of B2B technology products and services actually use social media far more than the average American consumer.

Buyer Personas 101: What, Why & How to Use for More Customers! [template + podcast]

Pam Moore

The best way to ensure your marketing campaigns, content and programs perform at their highest potential is to make sure you are targeting, inspiring, and attracting the RIGHT audience. Take Action: Download my Buyer Persona Template Pack (editable templates for B2B and B2C).

CMOs Win When High-Value Customers Are Treated Personally Online

Buzz Marketing for Technology

But the reality was, and still is today, that people who interact with a brand frequently aren’t necessarily going to be the ones that have the most value from the perspective of consistent engagement, conversions and sales across multiple channels – from being inside a physical store to making a last-minute purchase on their mobile devices or shopping from their PCs. Move away from campaign analysis; bring it back to the customer.

7 Ways to Lighten Up Your Marketing and Generate Conversation

Convince & Convert

To date, there haven’t been many great examples of humor in B2B. Imagine a portable GPS with an identity crisis in the wake of mobile apps that render it obsolete. These conversations are something every B2B company can do. So we created a campaign called, “When Millennials Rule the World!” This audience loves humor and the campaign successfully up-ended perceptions about this credit union being low-tech. There is risk in any campaign.

Time For Digital Transformation

Twist Image

Think about this: the rise of connected devices has already relegated the PC to an accessory for mobile. That is the primary question that this report asked CMOs from all over the world (this includes both B2C and B2B professionals with varying sales and from emerging and mature markets). Mobile will account for over 50% of the marketing budget. marketing campaign. mobile. How much will marketing change in the next five years?

Should You Use a QR Code?

Waxing UnLyrical

Instead, I was taken to the non-mobile friendly MAC website. So the main point is this: don’t let the flashy, shiny thing – whether it’s a QR code or whatever hits the marketing circuit next – distract you from asking the questions you should ask before every marketing campaign. If you answered all of these questions and QR seems to be the right fit for your campaign, by all means, go for it. Guest post by Mikinzie Stuart.

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2017 Content Marketing Editorial Calendar Template and Tutorial

Pam Moore

70% of B2B marketers plan to create more content in 2017 compared to 2016. Top 3 B2B goals of content marketing are lead generation (85%), sales (84%), lead nurturing (78%). 94% of B2B marketers use LinkedIn as part of their content strategy. 53% of email are opened on mobile devices (campaign monitor). If you are responsible for content marketing in your organization you know the importance of proper planning, organization, work flows and structure of content.