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. Here’s a bonus tip: Mention your company’s offline activities.

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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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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. Humanize Your Company.

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Easy B2B Tips for Google+ Users

SocialFish

Wisely, the company’s Google+ profile is filled with auto industry graphics and news, so it’s a great outreach opportunity that appeals to current and future consumers, as well as vendors and other companies that also focus on the automotive industry.

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3 Differences Between B2C and B2B Social Media Marketing

Oktopost

Generally speaking, these companies were almost exclusively B2C. Even to this day B2B companies are still skeptical of the benefits of social media for their business. Here are 3 significant differences between social media marketing for B2B and B2C: Content.

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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.

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? When we asked “What does digital competitive advantage mean to your company? Communities are organizational orchestras, and marketing is the conductor.

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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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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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Why You Should Encourage Social Advocacy among B2B Employees

SocialFish

When we discuss brand advocates, it often refers to influential persons outside of the company – media and bloggers with a large following, for example. Firstly, your employees know more about your brand and company culture than anyone else. Featured Implementation Open Communit

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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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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. Many companies plan to increase both their time devoted to social networking and the money they invest in it during the coming year, recognizing the importance of connecting with potential clients and business partners on these platforms. An effective B2B social media marketing strategy is very different than the ones employed by business-to-consumer companies.

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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. With eight franchises in two states and many people working at the company, I am not sure if they asked their employees, friends and family of employees to “like” the page.

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. When we asked “What does digital competitive advantage mean to your company? Align community with member retention programs.

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Creating Engagement in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

s Social Media in Business study found that 60 percent of consumers believe they are already interacting with companies on the social Web. Nearly all participants — 93 percent — believe all companies should have a presence in social media. A recent Cone Inc.’s

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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. Showcase Company Culture to Pique Interest.

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

Webbiquity SMM

Online shopping sites host reviews of products and sellers, and Angie’s List built an improbable business on ratings of household services companies. But obtaining and publishing client ratings and reviews is much more difficult in the b2b world.

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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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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.

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Social Pros 6 – Instagram Lessons from a Giant B2B Company

Convince & Convert

This episode features Jonathan Wichmann the head of social media for Maersk Line , the world’s largest container shipping company. Today, on the show, in just a moment, Jonathan Wichmann from the Maersk Line, which is the world’s largest container shipping company.

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

Social Media Marketing

The exception – company blogs – should be backed by both a strategic content strategy and the resources necessary to create this content on an ongoing basis before it allocating IT resources to blog creation or management. Tags: guest post study social media b2b corporate blogging

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Using Content to Build Trust in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The question is – How many times do you need to hear something about a specific company to believe that the information is likely to be true? Related posts: B2B Marketing: Trust + Community = ROI Trust is not a new thing when it comes to. B2B Marketing Content: Lure or Lasso?

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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. ” Well, what if I told you that 40 percent of the workforce in most average companies is made up of millennials ? Here are seven examples of B2B brands doing Instagram marketing the right way.

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103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

How does social media use differ in B2B vs. B2C companies? As many companies have learned the hard way, unanswered complaints on social networks can go viral, causing real damage to a company’s brand. B2B Marketing Insider ). B2B PR Sense Blog ).

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.

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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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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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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.

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How to Combine Social Media and B2B Marketing Automation

Convince & Convert

When you are a B2B company with a product that has an extended buying cycle, it can be difficult to know how and when to engage with your clients through social media. Divide and Conquer.

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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.

5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)

SocialFish

One way to easily find great content to share with your company’s followers is to follow your own employees, partners, and volunteers on social media. respond to your community members, and to engage with other organizations and industry influencers.

How This B2B Brand Marketed With Happy People Instead of a Huge Budget

Convince & Convert

Not to mention, this bootstrapped company didn’t have a huge budget to grow off of. Image via Influitive.com The folks at ReadyTalk , a web conferencing platform had their work cut out for them in marketing their brand against big names such as GoToMeeting, WebEx, and join.me.

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Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? However, that figure rises if you work for a company generating at least $10 million in annual revenue, or you’re in management (in which case it’s $109,000).

20 of the Sharpest LinkedIn Tips for Irresistible B2B Marketing

Writtent Blog

It remains one of the best destinations for B2B marketers, due to the fact it’s niche appeal. The average income of a LinkedIn member is around $109,000 , which is consistent with its reputation as a hub for high-powered professionals and B2B decision makers. Company Pages.

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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.

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

Webbiquity SMM

Online shopping sites host reviews of products and sellers, and Angie’s List built an improbable business on ratings of household services companies. But obtaining and publishing client ratings and reviews is much more difficult in the b2b world.

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

Webbiquity SMM

Rapidly growing companies? B2b vendors? B2B Infographics ). Furthermore–75% of social media users “object to major companies and platforms using their personal information for commercial purposes.” 500 Fastest-Growing Companies Use Social Media.