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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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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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How To Grow Your Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point. It is a new business with no name recognition apart from the founders… and that too, just in their industry. The founders are industry heavyweights, with incredible backgrounds.

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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6 Tips for Building a Successful LinkedIn Company Page

Oktopost

LinkedIn company pages are now used to define and drive branding. With all that in mind, it is imperative that companies understand and invest in building, polishing, and utilizing a successful LinkedIn company page. B2B – Step into my Office.

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 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. Don’t get us wrong—employees are an important part of every business, no matter the industry. Email is a powerful engine for business services companies.

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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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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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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.

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

Convince & Convert

Instagram is a fantastic platform for B2B marketers. It provides a space for making new connections in almost any industry, at almost any stage in their development. ” Well, what if I told you that 40 percent of the workforce in most average companies is made up of millennials ?

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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 ).

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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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. Why connecting with people outside your industry is just as important as connecting internally.

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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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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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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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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).

How Team Sprout Uses Its LinkedIn Company Pages Report

Sprout Social

As a SaaS B2B company, LinkedIn has become an increasingly important part of our social strategy. That’s why Sprout’s LinkedIn Company Pages Report is so important for our team.

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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 Optimize for “Direct” Website Traffic

Webbiquity SMM

But for most b2b websites, one of the top three sources of traffic—and often the largest single source—is “direct” visits. ” Old friends may include, among others: • Current customers (for example, clicking on a bookmarked link to your support page or user community area).

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

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.

Why You Should Be Using Customer Reviews in Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

SocialFish

The companies have all found a natural fit for expressing their brand message within social media. Of course, social doesn’t always come naturally for B2B organizations. Rightly or wrongly, many B2B groups view social media as not “serious” enough for their message.

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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. Show Empathy: The Truth is Funny Connect on an emotional level by tying your company and offering to a real human challenge that your prospect has. These conversations are something every B2B company can do.

7 Essential Building Blocks to Manage a Corporate Reputation Online

Oktopost

The companies that can ride out events like these are often able to do so because their past actions established a track record of dependability, responsibility, and ongoing improvement. A company’s reputation is based on many factors. Every company makes mistakes.

15+ Proven Content Ideas to Connect You With Your Audience to ZOOM ROI, Leads & Sales in 2019

Pam Moore

Did you know of the highest performing B2B content marketers, 90% say they prioritize their target audience's informational needs ahead of sales and promotional messages from their own companies. How often should you publish content related to industry trends and hot news?

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15+ Proven Content Ideas to Connect You With Your Audience to ZOOM ROI, Leads & Sales in 2019

Pam Moore

Did you know of the highest performing B2B content marketers, 90% say they prioritize their target audience's informational needs ahead of sales and promotional messages from their own companies. How often should you publish content related to industry trends and hot news?

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2018 Content Marketing Trends, Predictions + Editorial Calendar Template

Pam Moore

Smart marketers and leading brands both big and small know that content is at the core of every social conversation with prospects, current customers, online community members and more. Content marketing in 2018 is going to hit a new dimension of importance, organization and integration.

2017 Content Marketing Editorial Calendar Template and Tutorial

Pam Moore

Smart marketers and leading brands both big and small know that content is at the core of every social conversation with prospects, current customers, online community members and more. 70% of B2B marketers plan to create more content in 2017 compared to 2016.

20 Ways to Generate ROI from a Corporate Blog

Webbiquity SMM

On ClickZ, Heidi Cohen reports that even at this stage, only one in three companies are even trying to measure social media ROI, because doing that is hard, though she also outlines five other social media metrics that matter. Highlight your company’s community involvement.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I have an annual tradition of giving back to the community on my birthday, which is why this year is no different. Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list.

LinkedIn Profile Tips for Those Who Want to be Professionals

Devumi

If you want some LinkedIn profile tips that will help you create a perfect page for B2B leads, read on and I’ll cover 6 important points. Every article should be an in depth analysis of a situation in your industry. LinkedIn profile tips: Take references from the company page.

Successful Social Pros Create Their Own Content

Convince & Convert

Even companies who are doing a lot of work in social media aren’t utilizing social listening. At a huge company like SAP , employee advocacy is a great way to harness the passion and knowledge of the people integral to its success. July was a big month for the Social Pros Podcast.