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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 ).

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.

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.

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.

Social Pros 9 – Christopher S. Penn, WhatCounts

Convince & Convert

Penn , the Director of Inbound Marketing for enterprise email company WhatCounts. Read on for insights from Chris, and Eric’s Social Media Stat of the Week (this week: social media as a B2B lead generator!). Explain to the folks at home why your company is called Argyle Social.

Is Your Social Strategy Proactive or Reactive | Social Media.

Convince & Convert

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.

15 Must-Follow Social Media Experts on Twitter

Hootsuite

His company, “Weigh Your Mind,” offers social media and education, and his accompanying website offers an extremely helpful “ Resources ” page that’s worth bookmarking, as well as a highly informative blog. As a co-founder of one of the first companies to manage online B2B communities, Fray Carey’s expertise is a valuable addition to your Twitter feed. Glen Gilmore has been named #7 on Forbes Magazine Top Social Media Influencers, as well as on the list of Inc.

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

Convince & Convert

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?

15 Must-Follow Social Media Experts on Twitter

Hootsuite

His company, “Weigh Your Mind,” offers social media and education, and his accompanying website offers an extremely helpful “ Resources ” page that’s worth bookmarking, as well as a highly informative blog. As a co-founder of one of the first companies to manage online B2B communities, Fray Carey’s expertise is a valuable addition to your Twitter feed. Glen Gilmore has been named #7 on Forbes Magazine Top Social Media Influencers, as well as on the list of Inc.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? ” Or that49% of B2B journalists write blogs, and 84% are on Twiter? companies now use social media for marketing. 85% of B2B journalists are on Facebook.

Content IS your Brand

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Therefore shoppers (B2C) and buyers (B2B) are armed with more data than ever before and its going to get worse thanks to social media. we saw companies create websites as outposts of their companies and immediately everyone had to have one.

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The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. ” She was named B2B Magazine’s 2012 Digital Marketer of Year.

It's Time for Real-Time

Convince & Convert

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.

Monday Roundup: Integrated Communication Case Studies

Waxing UnLyrical

3 Ways a B2B Software Company Improved Its Integrated Communications. Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps smart businesses make bank by taking their communications from corporate codswallop to community cool™.

88 Expert Content Marketing Posts Worth Another Read

Webbiquity SMM

The New B2B Buyer And The Collaborative Economy by Tony Zambito. Understanding the new B2B Buyer in the Collaborative Economy can be difference between longevity and struggle. Tony Zambito explains why some traditional B2B marketing tactics no longer works—and what does now.

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Many of these were other B2B marketers, but others were social media experts, journalists, PR professionals, or just plain fascinating personalities. A B2B marketer, strategist, writer and Author of eMarketing Strategies for the Complex Sale.

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). Companies Struggle To Manage Social Media by MediaPost.

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

Convince & Convert

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.

36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Founder Mark Zuckerberg was TIME magazine’s person of the year , was interviewed on 60 Minutes simultaneously with new features being rolled out on the platform, and had a movie made about him and Facebook’s beginnings. It’s hard to overstate the impact of Facebook.

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Although content marking is now a nearly universal practice—with 93% of B2B marketers using content marketing— half of all marketers still rank “producing enough content” as one of their top five challenges.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter users are twice as likely to purchase from companies they follow than are Facebook users. 40 Examples Of Creatively Designed Twitter Backgrounds by Tripwire Magazine. Hint: it helps to have a community manager. Twitter for B2B Marketing. by B2B Marketing Insider.

55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

500 companies now call social media “very&# or “somewhat&# important to their marketing or business strategy. 6 Basic Questions For Social-Optimizing Your Company Website by BlueGlass. How to Use Social Media for B2B Marketing by Inc. Magazine.

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20 Killer Facts About Business Blogging

Writtent Blog

About two-thirds of marketers say their company blog is “critical” or “important” to their business. B2B marketers who blog gain a 67% in crease in lead generation over their peers that don’t.

This Week in Social Media – 7/24/2013

Social Media Marketing

customers love to complain on Twitter, Flipboard makes users’ magazines available on the Web, the CIPR issues guidance on social media measurement, the mix of journalism and marketing needed in brand newsrooms, the royal fuss over real-time marketing and more, it''s This Week in Social Media.

Which Channels To Focus On In Your Internet Marketing Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

With so many options for Internet marketing, how does a company figure out which ones to focus on? There are no pat answers or secret formulas, because every company is different. Look before you leap, though: SEO is not a great option for every company.

Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

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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78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Noting that “Smart and savvy companies have positioned themselves as authoritative experts and trusted sources of information by creating their own content,&# Gordon Plutsky outlines a six-step process for consistently connecting with prospects through relevant, compelling content. 10 Principles for B2B Sales by Better Closer. A Cheat Sheet to Help You Conquer Social Media by Fast Company. 10 Essential Social Media Tips for B2B Marketers by Mashable.

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38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

CommerceTools uses cloud-based technology to help companies streamline the distribution of products, supplies, services and content to individuals or groups by simplifying and automating order and fulfillment processes. The 5 Best Free Tools For Making Slick Infographics by Fast Company.

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How to Use Social Media for Personal Branding

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Are you looking to become an industry expert, or are you focused on establishing your company’s name, or both? For example, Tamar Weinberg is the community manager for Mashable, and she has written for Lifehacker.com and other mega blogs.

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10 Ways Marketing Agencies Rock the Web with Content

Writtent Blog

Pace: Four Seasons Magazine. Nashville, Tennessee-based content agency Hammock wasn’t given a small task by B2B organization Health to You. The content would be implemented and publicized by hospital, employers, and other companies.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

40 Key Elements to Getting Started in Social Media (Louis Gray): Mike Fruchter writes an awesome blog post on Louis Gray’s blog about how to get involved in social media, from branding to blogging to Twitter to community. Here are 10 reasons why you as a company entity should avoid it.

57 Notable and Unique Content Marketing Ideas

Writtent Blog

Online Communities. The Home Depot is one of several brands with a highly-popular online community. Company Manifesto. LinkedIn and Google+ Communities. Really, the sky is the limit when it comes to professional guide ideas for B2B content marketing.

Social Pros 18 – Ike Pigott, Alabama Power

Convince & Convert

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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How to Get an Influencer's Attention

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Mark Frauenfelder Mark Frauenfelder is a co-editor of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE Magazine. For example, I write a lot about AOL, and after the recent layoffs, I wrote how the entire mobile advertising team took a voluntary buyout and quit the company.

9 Unique Ways to Explain Social Media Marketing to Pretty Much Anyone (Even Your Boss)

Buffer Social

The campaign that brought in 100 new attendees for a company event. If you ask your CEO, “Is it important for the company to be on social media?” Let’s say one of your company’s biggest priorities right now is generating better leads. You: Welcome to the coolest company ever!

Your Guide to the Crowdsourced Workforce - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Crowdsourcing, a term coined by Jeff Howe in a June 2006 issue of Wired magazine, is a model of labor that has been fully embraced on the Internet over the past couple of years. Weve written about a number of companies that employ crowdsourcing to produce their product or service here on ReadWriteWeb, but in this post well specifically look at companies that allow you to leverage the crowd to get something done. ReadWriteWeb. RWW Network. ReadWriteWeb. ReadWriteTalk. Last100.

Social Pros 20 – Katie Morse, Billboard

Convince & Convert

Read on for insights from Katie and our Social Media Stat of the Week ( this week : 47% of B2B companies do not track brand mentions on social media). Jill’s company, Argyle Social, providers of data driven social media marketing software.

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Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

She has written for major sites like Mashable and Smashing Magazine as well as published the book Internet Famous: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Online Celebrity. Her blog, Kommein , covers blogging, business, community management, social media, and more.

44 Blogging Questions and Answers

Kikolani

Question: How to convince a company that you work with how important blogging can be to their company’s success? Answer: I would say the easiest way to convince a company to use blogging is to find a competitor that is using it successfully. B2B and B2C?

Social Pros Podcast 6 – Chad Pollitt, Kuno Creative

Convince & Convert

Instead of Jim the author and super cool guy, pretend you’re Jim the Social Media Manager at a software company or a brand. Jim: It depends on the company. If it’s a company that really does a lot of customer service, then I’ll take Twitter every day of the week.