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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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? B2B Marketing B2B Marketing Tips

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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. 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.

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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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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.

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

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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 Award

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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.

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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. In addition to using it to grow your leads list, it can also be helpful if your company is teaming up with other local businesses to jointly participate in community events like trade shows or conferences.

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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.

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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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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STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they link the community to competitive advantage? Communities are organizational orchestras, and marketing is the conductor. Align community with member retention programs.

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. Most B2B marketers are still using a social media playbook developed by B2C companies.

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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.

Why You Should Encourage Social Advocacy among B2B Employees

SocialFish

80% of B2B buyers are spectators, reading blogs, watching videos and witnessing discussions without actually participating (Source – Top Rank ). Featured Implementation Open Community Guest post by Daniel Kushner, CEO of Oktopost.com.

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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. How To Grow Your Facebook Community is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical.

Social Media and B2B – How To Gain Awesome Leads

SocialFish

———– One of the biggest problems for B2B businesses is gaining more leads. This is especially a problem when you are advertising online, there are a number of things that B2B companies need to worry about that normal companies can ignore.

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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?

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Social Business for B2B in Healthcare [case study]

SocialFish

This short and sweet B2B case study discussed by Sandy Carter of IBM shows us some numbers on how Premier , an alliance of 2500 community hospitals, leverages their online community.

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. The following is a guest post by Eleonora Israele.

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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? These differences can and should provide valuable lessons for B2B marketers.

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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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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. Build community to create a movement.

STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they link the community to competitive advantage? To get answers to these critical questions, Leader Networks conducted a survey of nearly 300 marketing and community leaders that resulted in The Business Impact of Online Communities Study. Communities are organizational orchestras, and marketing is the conductor. Align community with member retention programs.

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Five Steps for a B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

SocialFish

It’s taken a while, but the business-to-business community is finally jumping onto the social media bandwagon. 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. Some B2B companies have a wide focus and target lots of different business segments with their wares.

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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.

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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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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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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

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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

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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?

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. The post Top 4 Components of the Ultimate B2B Social Media Strategy appeared first on Stay N Alive.

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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.

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