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Nine B2B Marketing Lessons from College Visits

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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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4 Steps to Drive Sales with a Social FAQ | Blogging and Content.

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I also like to look at search data, both the searches that people are conducting about your company on Google ( use this free keyword tool ), (insert Google keyword tool screen shot) and the searches conducted on your Web site (assuming you have a search function). Not in a “here’s our FAQ&# way, but in a vigorous, social media way. You need some clue about lighting, somebody in your company that’s decent on camera, and a loose script.

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Nine B2B Marketing Lessons from College Visits

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

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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 ).

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Yes, social media applies to B2B. In fact, social media can be MORE transformative for a B2B company than a B2C company. This is because B2B has a smaller potential customer base, a higher average price point, and a customer decision funnel that is more influenced by word of mouth and reputation. Are there differences between B2B and B2C in social media? Creating and calibrating a social media strategy for any company should follow the same process.

Is Your Social Strategy Proactive or Reactive | Social Media.

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there’s a schism coming in social media between companies using it for marketing, and companies using it for customer service and CRM. Brand communities, contests, most social listening, and non-promotional tweeting fits into this category. Match Your Social Media Tactics to Your Social Media Goal The problem we’re faced with today is that very few companies seem to be thinking about their efforts in this way.

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When I discuss this concept with companies, however, too often I hear something in the realm of “we don’t know what to provide our customers that would be helpful.&# Because helpfulness hasn’t historically been looked at as a marketing objective (tons of great stuff about this umbrella concept in Scott Stratten’s forthcoming new book UnMarketing – buy it ), identifying areas where help could be provided isn’t in the DNA of most companies – yet.

4 Detective Tricks to Find Your Customers in Social Media | Social.

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Companies should follow, not lead, their customers across the social Web. Rapleaf is better for larger companies. I never experience that issue, and one of the companies I used it at had about 15,000 employees on the roster? I never experience that issue, and one of the companies I used it at had about 15,000 employees on the roster? " -Jay Baer [link] [link] David Burn "Companies should follow, not lead, their customers across the social Web."

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A recent study by Econsultancy called “ The Value of Social Media &# shows that companies are overwhelmingly using the “Big 4″ of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Linkedin for their social media efforts. And while I don’t have any issues with those sites (in fact I wrote about Facebook marketing in-depth here), but is treating social media like a checklist really the best possible solution for your company?

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Because our behaviors on the social Web leave a noticeable fingerprint, smart companies can modify the way they engage and interact with us, based on our social graph, purchase history, etc. But now, social media is enabling companies to make influencer outreach a foundational marketing tactic. If you have income in your database, isolate customers in the upper middle tier (for most companies).

3 Reasons Email is the Coolest Vampire Today

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A driving force behind the company’s SUBSCRIBERS RULE!

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Build Your Brand a Social Content Ladder in 5 Steps | Blogging and.

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Too many companies and organizations are reinventing the content wheel for every social outpost they maintain. Social Mention (or a paid social media listening package like Radian6 , if you have one) Go to www.socialmention.com and search for your company or product name (in quotes), and set the pull-down to “all.&# Twitter Lists How your company or product are referred to in consumer-created Twitter lists can yield important taxonomy insights.

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Social media relies on the premise that we’ll believe what people tell us more readily than if we were told the same thing by a nameless, faceless company. world-wide shows that just 25% of respondents said their friends and peers are credible sources of information about companies – a decline of 20% since a similar analysis in 2008. That’s why it’s more important than ever for companies (in social media or otherwise) to embrace the truth.

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Her company Audience Audit provides strategic marketing support and audience segmentation research that helps organizations understand their customers better. True relevance grows from a deep understanding of what motivates your customers, and ensuring that every contact they have with your organization shows to what degree your company values their reasons for choosing you. According to Jamie Grove, the company’s Director of Evil Schemes and Nefarious Plans (i.e.

6 Required Competencies for Social Organizations | Conferences and.

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because through social media, customers are praising and criticizing companies in public in a way that requires marketing to triage and respond. All of this is happening to companies (maybe yours) every minute of every day. And that puts it in the unique and powerful role of being the ligament that forces intra-company cooperation like never before. If a consumer emails a company, we’ve trained them to expect a response in a day or so.

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Apparel company Diesel – who’s aggressive marketing is consistently noteworthy – has rolled out perhaps the first-ever integration of Facebook “likes&# in a dressing room … Diesel boutiques in Spain now come equipped with the Diesel Cam, where shoppers can try on garments and then instantly take and upload photos to Facebook, where friends can presumably lie about whether a halter top is a good idea.

22 Exceptional Business Blogging Guides, Tips & Tactics

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Why the Company Blog is More Important Than You Think by Business2Community. B2B Blogging: Beyond the Basics by MLT Creative on SlideShare. Take a look around and see how you can re-purpose emails, FAQs, presentations, etc.”).

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It's Time for Real-Time

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Amber is Director of Community for Radian6 , co-proprietor of the influential Brass Tack Thinking blog (formerly Altitude Branding), a cool mom, a motivating force, and a hell of a flautist). We reconfigured our companies to accommodate phone. Not just the big companies, but the every companies. DJ Waldow Director of Community, Blue Sky Factory @djwaldow [link] DJ Waldow As I wrote on Brass Tack Thinking, I have the chills.

Is Your Twitter Addiction Paying Off

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I love the Twitter culture and community, and I spend quite a bit of time using Twitter. Convince & Convert [link] #marketing #b2b [link] Assurance RT @ldiomede RT @jaybaer: Is Your Twitter Addiction Paying Off? Convince & Convert [link] #marketing #b2b [link] Evan E. Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook? | E.

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August 25th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Today’s post is a collaboration with Clinton Bonner , community connectivity expert, futurist, and blogger at Everything to Everything. Starbucks could use their SDN to reinvent themselves as a key member of any local community, and not as a coffeehouse, but as the best-possible advertising platform available in every city and town in the country.

Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2010

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Seven Ways to Revive a Neglected B2B Blog by MLT Creative. In you guessed it–another guest post–Wayne Howard describes his method for quickly building the following for a new blog, using tactics such as Facebook postings, the BloggerLuv community, Twitter, LinkedIn and contests.

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47 Things to Tweet That Will Electrify Twitter Engagement

Rebekah Radice

If you’re a brand or agency, use tailored trends to find a cause or topic important to your company. Show your followers that you care about their opinion by asking them for feedback about your company or business. This works in multiple ways: Builds community rapport.

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Huge thanks to data-driven social media management software company Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft , Janrain , and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch. They asked B2B companies, “What was your best social media format?

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47 Things to Tweet That Will Electrify Twitter Engagement

Rebekah Radice

If you’re a brand or agency, use tailored trends to find a cause or topic important to your company. Show your followers that you care about their opinion by asking them for feedback about your company or business. This works in multiple ways: Builds community rapport.

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link] Go2Mach2 Thanks Jay…Your chart is a good description of how the “process&# of Social Media Marketing should be viewed by most companies. We can see other companies taking advantage of Social Media; but, we are still trying to find the best way to develop more meaningful relationships as we integrate social media strategies into our own marketing mix – [link] The key to the process is “willingness.&# link] jaybaer Congrats on the new company!

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If someone signs up to follow your company on Twitter, when you tweet will that person see it? That’s because Facebook’s EdgeRank formula ensures that only status updates from companies that consumers routinely interact with show up in their news feed (unless the Facebook member changes their News Feed preferences to “Most Recent&# – anecdotally Facebook acknowledges that fewer than 5% do so).

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Online Community With Purpose and a Plan May 5th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Lisa Beatty was at a cross-roads. Company launches a media content destination for women.

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Inevitably, when corporate America seeks a PR agency to support their communications effort, the Request for Proposals (RFP) asks for critical capabilities that can help a company sift through the myriad of options available and narrow them down to the few that make sense for their specific needs. But “sound” judgment needs to back up every tactical path taken – and not just when a company is in a crisis mode.

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An Open Letter to Facebook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

With the initiative for Facebook to be open and to empower businesses to host pages that celebrate their business, offering deals and giving the community the ability to converse directly with the business or entity these pages represent, you forgot about accountability.

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co-authored with Clinton Bonner ) Is Your Company More Interesting Than My Wife? link] Aaron Lee Thanks for sharing this great blog post Jay, I’ll try to play around with the title and coming up with titles like “Is Your Company More Interesting Than My Wife?&# All blog owners should do this to see what their community prefers. Every community is different and will respond to different triggers.

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Personality I am compelled by the fact that the bottom line objective of social media is to add human elements to companies that have acted like inhuman, robotic cyborgs for the past 40 years. It’s a benefit, not a drawback that (despite what others might proclaim) there is no social media playbook that can taken off the shelf and executed in rote fashion for all companies. The second is the humanity that companies are able to bring using social media.

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In his post, Social CRM is Just the Beginning , Brian Solis writes: I believe that among the chief attributes of social media, the ability to identify active communities of relevance, trace channels and voices of influence, and also discern and dissect the various stages of decision making, all in real-time, is nothing short of profound and transformational. That seems short-sighted and workable only for very small companies with a minimum of online chatter about them.

Is Social Conversation a Myth?

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it’s really not possible for a company (or even an individual like me) to have true conversations within social media – and certainly not with any real scale or breadth. That’s why “ humanization &# is – at least to me – a better and more accurate description of what companies and individuals can and should aspire to achieve on the social Web. Remember, social media makes big companies seem small again.

Blastoff for My New Social Media Newsletter

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Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

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She leads the agency’s social media group, and has more than 20 years experience in consumer, technology, B2B and social media marketing. As the world continues to watch the devastation caused by the BP oil spill, it shines the light much brighter on the impact that major companies have on society while increasing consumer concerns about business practices. If a company is “doing good,” don’t be shy about talking about it.

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Whether B2B or B2C, customers are buying based on what they need. It’s balanced, and always gives your company the opportunity to foster more behaviors. They didn’t employ a secret formula or best practice from outside the company. Rather to organize yourself… your department… and/or your company in a way that makes this part of the daily routine. I'm curious as to how you see companies identifying the needs of their audiences?

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Very helpful as our company moves forward with our plan for Social Media. Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

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A collaboration between RESMARK Systems (a provider of hospitality software), Western River Expeditions (an adventure tour company), Compendium (provider of corporate content creation software), and ExactTarget (provider of enterprise messaging software) shows how this can be done day-to-day. Note to readers: all of these companies are Convince & Convert clients. Allowing for and creating communities.

Why Content Marketing Matters To Me And Should To You

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Is Your Company in the Content Marketing Industry? What formerly was the sole bastion of the media, is now also a company bailiwick. Consider a company like Kodak. Kodak (and thousands of other companies) are writing blogs, taking photos, uploading videos, making presentations and creating all sorts of other content. If you purchase a magazine ad to promote your company, that ad might generate a lot of new customers. I like the idea of building a community.