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.

B2B 197

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. For them, it’s a way to become thought leaders within their professional communities by sharing insightful and educational content provided by their company. Why Employee Advocacy Matters for B2B. The bottom line is that more and more B2B buyers distrust brands and their distrust is growing stronger every day.

B2B 83

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

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?

B2B 104

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. Once you have crafted your ideal audience profile, you can start exploring your Instagram community.

B2B 102

B2B Marketing: Trust + Community = ROI

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Trust is not a new thing in the world of sales either – its a fact that people enjoy buying from people that they trust and in B2B Marketing part of our job is to shorten the time spent building trust so sales can have an easier time and focus on selling.

ROI 197

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.

B2B 159

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? Ask them what they want to hear from your brand and if your current B2B messaging is on point.

B2B 99

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. However, some B2B companies still utilize standard methods like paid advertising and cold calling. Here are some steps to create an effective B2B social media strategy for your business. LinkedIn for B2B Social.

B2B 100

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 ).

B2B 161

Agile Marketing in B2B

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Nope … it was and is of keen interest to an immense financial services community. 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.

B2B 152

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. Whether the goal is to receive feedback, ask ‘yes or no’ questions, or want to engage a community interactively, polls are a welcome addition to LinkedIn. During this time of uncertainty , one thing we can be sure about is that social platforms will continue to find ways to accommodate their users.

B2B 70

How to Create a Thriving B2B Advocacy Community

Convince & Convert

jtroyer Tweet This Giving Back to Your Top Influencers Back in 2003, VMware ‘s online community was centered around a forum. Today, despite the fractured social media landscape, their community still has one central home on the web: the VMware Community site. This one page aggregates all of the data from Twitter, Facebook, blogs, the community forums, and any other place online where VMware chatter might be going on.

B2B Marketing needs to Curate a Vibrant Community

Buzz Marketing for Technology

If you ask the members of my leadership team – they will tell you I keep talking about how I think we have B2B Marketing backward. Related posts: B2B Marketing: Trust + Community = ROI Trust is not a new thing when it comes to.

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. When you are clear on how your customer sees the world around them, you can better anticipate their needs and how your product or service can benefit them. • Seeing: How do your customers view their community?

B2B 219

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? Share your expertise: Online communities and forums. Unfortunately, especially for B2B brands, that’s often where it stopped.

B2B 191

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. alone last year , it’s clear that social media is being cemented as a marketing function in most B2B organizations. The biggest reason for this challenge has to do with the mindset with which B2B marketers have approached social. Most B2B marketers are still using a social media playbook developed by B2C companies.

ROI 175

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.

B2B 218

How To Grow Your Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point. The truth is, to grow a Facebook community you must bring people from outside Facebook into your Page. But once you start growing your community, you will find many benefits to your business, especially now that social media allows your customers to participate in your business directly on a personal level. How To Grow Your Facebook Community is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical.

B2B Testimonials: Seven Things to Do When Clients Won’t (or Can’t) Talk

Webbiquity SMM

But obtaining and publishing client ratings and reviews is much more difficult in the b2b world. So, what can you do if you’re a b2b marketer who has an abundance of delighted clients, none of whom can provide public endorsement? Create a private customer community: again, clients who can’t speak publicly may be much more open within a controlled environment.

B2B 168

Creating Engagement in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Related posts: B2B Marketing Content: Lure or Lasso? Influencers vs Advocates in B2B Marketing According to Wikipedia – Influencer Marketing is a form of. A recent Cone Inc.’s

B2B 222

B2B Social Media Gets Intimate

Social Media Marketing

When it comes to B2B social media uses like privileged discussions between manufacturers and resellers or internal discussions between sales and marketing personnel, you'd need a more intimate social network. Have you seen interesting examples of B2B social media?

B2B 146

Why More Members, Money, and Ads Don’t Always Mean More Success: A B2B Marketer’s Survival Guide

Webbiquity SMM

So the question is–are there things that today’s B2B marketers can learn from history, specifically, the tremendous success of Facebook and the rise, fall and possible resurrection of Myspace? How can the respective histories and behaviors of these two companies inform the best practices for B2B marketers? These differences can and should provide valuable lessons for B2B marketers. Facebook Social Media Marketing b2b marketing MySpace Guest post by Ariel Applbaum.

B2B 181

Big Announcement! THE Social Media Training Academy and Member Community for Business is Here!

Pam Moore

We have been working the past year on a game changing online social media training academy and member community to help solve your biggest problems and challenges related to social media marketing, digital marketing, and branding. I am excited to announce that TODAY we officially open the public doors to our brand new Social Profit Factor training academy and member community! Step 2: Enroll / buy your virtual seat and you will be inside the academy and community within minutes!

How Does Digital Marketing Differ From B2B to B2C?

agora pulse

However, in this newer age of digital marketing, many companies are neglecting to design their marketing strategy with the differentiation between B2B and B2C marketplaces. Imagine that B2B is like LinkedIn and B2C is like Facebook. B2B audiences have an obviously distinct purpose in mind: to make money. Blogs and social media posting are a given for both B2B and B2C marketers; it’s the platform, depth of topic, and tone that are different.

B2B 113

Social Media – is it really mainstream in B2B Marketing?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So I ran across some interesting stats last week when I picked up a tweet from Jeff Bullas on the 15 essential social media facts and figures for B2B Marketing. How to Choose a Social Media Listening Platform for B2B Marketing In the last post we covered how to create a.

B2B 257

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. Only the largest b2b enterprises approach that level of sales activity. So, here are several lessons b2b marketers can take from that high-volume learning.

B2B 168

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. But with the right knowledge and strategy, social media can be an invaluable part of a B2B online marketing plan. Here are three tips for using social media more effectively in your B2B marketing. Guest post by Larry Alton.

B2B 200

From Community to Commerce: Making the ROI Connection

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of From Community to Commerce: Making the ROI Connection. Conversion Conversion Optimization Optimization ROI B2B Marketing iRobot Pizza Hut Social Media Wayin

ROI 147

B2B Marketers Fate Rests in the Hands of a Few

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At the recent ITSMA Marketing Leadership forum I was stunned by a presentation given by Sean Geehan CEO of the Geehan Group author of the upcoming book the B2B Executive Playbook. But in many cases, 20% of a B2B company’s’ customers are responsible for 80% of the revenue.

B2B 222

Influencers vs Advocates in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

But the group that excites me the most is the Advocates – I want to grow that budding community – I want to offer them special access to news and previews of our latest product.

B2B 212

7 Skill Sets for Nurturing Open Community

Convince & Convert

Tweet Guest post as part of the virtual book tour by Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer to explore concepts from their new book Open Community : a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. You Don’t Have to Own A Community to Build Community.

Skills 116

B2B Marketing With Social Media

Stay N' Alive

Thus, its obvious why B2C (Business 2 Community) marketers need social media, but what about B2B (Business 2 Business) Marketers? Here’s how B2B marketers can and should utilize social media marketing: Lead Generation . Although most FB users are not B2B clients, no other online resource provides the same opportunity! The post B2B Marketing With Social Media appeared first on Stay N Alive.

B2B 41

How to Create Your B2B Dream Team

Convince & Convert

If you’re a B2B company, then you know just how important your people are to your company’s success. But in some cases for some B2B companies, especially those in the Services realm, your people are your product. For B2B brands such as design or ad agencies, executive recruiting firms, law firms, or consultancies, company culture is a very important aspect of building a great team.

Team 70

9 B2B Social Media Marketing Tips for Social Media Managers

Hootsuite

Business-to-business social media marketing is no longer just an innovative way to boost sales—it’s essential to your organization’s survival in the competitive B2B market. In fact, a recent survey found 92% of B2B marketers use social media as a content marketing tactic to drive sales. Traditionally, social media was seen as a more fitting channel for business-to-community (B2C) marketing due to its informal nature. 9 Ways Social Media Marketing Can Help B2B Companies.

B2B 63

Why B2B and B2C Connections Are Meaningless

Ari Herzog

That’s why in my books and lectures I emphasize that success on the social web is no longer in the form of B2B or B2C. Francois Gossieaux opened my eyes to the P2P model three years ago when he wrote about the similarities between B2B and B2C communities. Even the Harley community is not built around bikes, it’s built around a shared lifestyle of the community members. Are B2B and B2C communities not meaningless?

B2B 98

Study: Most Effective B2B Social Media Tactics are IT ‘Lite’

Social Media Marketing

B2B social media marketing initiatives require Marketing and IT to work closely together to prioritize projects, allocate resources, manage execution and maintain new systems and features. Tags: guest post study social media b2b corporate blogging

B2B 158

Using Content to Build Trust in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Related posts: B2B Marketing: Trust + Community = ROI Trust is not a new thing when it comes to. B2B Marketing Content: Lure or Lasso?

B2B 262

Your CEO Hired a New Social Media Agency? Here’s How to Partner With them and Not Get Fired

Pam Moore

If you work in any size organization as a social media manager, community manager, content manager, digital marketing manager or any type of role and have been shocked to find your superior(s) have hired an agency without you knowing, this podcast is for you. It's Monday morning. You arrive into the office, grab your cup of java, open up your laptop and start digging into your email. One particular email grabs your attention. It's from your boss or maybe even your CEO.

7 B2B Brands Using Instagram the Way You’re Supposed To

Convince & Convert

Instagram is a fantastic platform for B2B marketers. In this guide, we’ve rounded up several examples of B2B brands leveraging Instagram to get closer to customers and drive real results. Here are seven examples of B2B brands doing Instagram marketing the right way. At the end of the day, B2B is really just people selling to people on behalf of organizations and brands.

B2B 96

9 B2B Social Media Marketing Tips for Social Media Managers

Hootsuite

Business-to-business social media marketing is no longer just an innovative way to boost sales—it’s essential to your organization’s survival in the competitive B2B market. In fact, a recent survey found 92% of B2B marketers use social media as a content marketing tactic to drive sales.

B2B 52

Will Facebook replace your B2B Marketing email system?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The point here for B2C and B2B Marketers is that as Facebook makes their platform rich in interaction and captures more users and hence more conversations about your brand – you will need to be there and engage with their user base.

System 233

Top 4 Components of the Ultimate B2B Social Media Strategy

Stay N' Alive

PSA to all the naysayers who claim that social media can’t yield a profit in the B2B Community: You aren’t executing the right strategy. Here are four steps to follow if you want to create the best possible B2B strategy on social media: Follow your prospects on social media and engage with them. The post Top 4 Components of the Ultimate B2B Social Media Strategy appeared first on Stay N Alive.

B2B 48

The Must-Follow Principles of B2B Social Media Success

Convince & Convert

Please read it, Jonathan has some amazing tips for marketers everywhere, especially in the B2B sector. How letting down your competitive guard leads to a successful B2B social presence. Why B2B social exists in more than just the Marketing/Communications Department. Now, you are part of the consultancy Orca Social, which helps B2B organizations do great social media. There’s an opportunity here because so many companies are in the B2B space.”

B2B 76