Press release: B2B Marketing launch Propolis online community for marketers

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[ 2 February 2021 ] B2B Marketing , a trusted advisor to the global B2B marketing community, have launched Propolis , an online community aimed at boosting marketing performance and sharing of expertise. About B2B Marketing.

How Social Media and Influencers Have Radically Changed B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Social media and influencer marketing have each significantly impacted the work of B2B marketers. But the two combined have changed B2B marketing in profound, evolving, and still not completely understood ways. Social Media Marketing Becomes a Thing.

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How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Despite its uncertainty in the stock market, Facebook continues to be an excellent way to connect with your client base and potential customers. 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. You don’t have to rely on Facebook’s marketing tools to build a loyal following.

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B2B Employee Advocacy Best Practices

Oktopost

Why Employee Advocacy Matters for B2B. It can take months for a B2B marketing team to build up a company’s presence and credibility online. This is exactly why employee advocacy is so powerful: your team is the key to unlocking the true potential of social media marketing.

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Agile Marketing in B2B

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Agile marketing increasingly is being recognized as a powerful key to content effectiveness. Breaking news creates windows of opportunities, but only if marketers are quick and smart enough to take advantage of them. On topic of agile marketing is what some have called newsjacking, which means responding quickly to news items of the day. But professional service firms often impose inherent drags on marketing response. Market trigger : We knew that the U.S.

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Tips and Best Practices for Enhancing Your Social Media Community

Ignite Social Media

2020 has created many challenges for the average person, but it may have created even more challenges for social media community managers across the nation. The Importance of Community Management. 5 Tips for Enhancing Your Social Community.

B2B Social Media Strategy for a Post-COVID World

Oktopost

B2B marketing has felt these shifts as much as any other field. For B2B marketers, the big news about the pandemic-inspired social media renaissance isn’t about vibing on TikTok, but about what’s been happening on LinkedIn. Re-evaluate Your Marketing Strategy.

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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. After all, companies are marketing to people. But in today’s environment, how can B2B brands be more human when interactions have gone digital?

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B2B Marketing: Trust + Community = ROI

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Trust is not a new thing when it comes to marketing and communications as evidenced by one of the most awaited studies in the communications world is always the annual Edelman Public Relations Trust Barometer. 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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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. These changes are affecting tactics, budgets, messaging, and metrics as illustrated in the compilation of B2B marketing facts and statistics below. B2B marketing budgets are shifting to digital and social.

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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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LinkedIn vs Facebook: Which Will be Better for B2B in 2021?

Oktopost

When it’s time to launch a B2B marketing campaign on social media, LinkedIn seems like the obvious platform of choice. There’s no mystery why B2B marketers keep flocking to it – it simply works. Content relevant to B2B decision makers and said decision makers?

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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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How to Create An Effective B2B Social Media Strategy

Social Media Strategies Summit

Social media is an essential component of the marketing strategy of your business. But the way you design your social media strategy might vary depending on the type of business you have, e.g. business to consumer (B2C) or business to business (B2B). LinkedIn for B2B Social.

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Top B2B Brands on Social Media

Social Media Strategies Summit

With its ability to get in front of a wide array of consumers, social media may be the darling of retail and B2C brands, but it is increasingly difficult for ANY business to ignore the power of social media marketing. 1 Hubspot is a Resource for Marketing Decision Makers.

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How to Create a Thriving B2B Advocacy Community

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments Too many marketers these days are like T-rexes, with little, tiny arms. 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.

4 overlooked B2B market research methods for understanding your customers

Sprout Social

Knowing your audience is a lesson from effective marketing 101. Businesses can better market and sell their product or service when they have a clear understanding of customers’ pain points, business needs, goals, constraints and concerns. This is why B2B market research is critical.

How to Create A Linkedin Strategy for B2B Brands

Social Media Strategies Summit

In today’s competitive commercial landscape, marketing professionals increasingly depend on digital channels for assistance. In the US alone, research from Statista shows that B2B marketing spend has already decreased by over 50% in early 2020. Proactive marketing.

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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. We focus a lot of energy on the acquisition part of marketing looking for new customers and getting them up the awareness to consideration to purchase cycle. Related posts: B2B Marketing: Trust + Community = ROI Trust is not a new thing when it comes to.

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. In the marketing realm, there’s a lot of talk about empathy. But do you know how to appropriately use it in a business context, and more importantly, what are you doing to apply it to your marketing strategy?

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Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity SMM

According to recent research from Forrester, digital marketing spend in the US will reach $120 billion by 2021. Spread over paid search, video marketing, social media and other online channels , digital is expected to account for more than 46% of all advertising in the next five years. But what does this mean for brands, especially B2B vendors, that have traditionally relied on more conservative means of attracting their audiences? Did anybody say B2B is boring?

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Essential Tips and Tools for B2B Social Media Marketing

Hootsuite

B2B social media marketing is often written off as boring or unnecessary. The digital media company credits its LinkedIn marketing efforts for closing 42% of its deals in 2018. B2B marketing helps Adobe ink bigger contracts. Why use social media for B2B marketing.

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How Does Digital Marketing Differ From B2B to B2C?

agora pulse

One of the most basic and fundamental rules of marketing is undoubtedly “know your audience.” Without this vital piece of information you won’t be able to find your market, appeal to them, and close the sale (you’re basically just “walking in the woods”). 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.

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Big Announcement! THE Social Media Training Academy and Member Community for Business is Here!

Pam Moore

Do you have social media, digital marketing and branding problems? 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. I am excited to announce that TODAY we officially open the public doors to our brand new Social Profit Factor training academy and member community!

Creating Engagement in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

You can call it Inbound Marketing (like the folks at HubSpot do) or you could call it Content Marketing (like the folks at Junta42 do) but whatever you call it this is the basis for all your online activity. Years ago on this blog I remember saying “measuring engagement is hard since there is no one button you can push as a marketer to measure it&#. Related posts: B2B Marketing Content: Lure or Lasso? A recent Cone Inc.’s

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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. Make sure that on your invoices, website, dealings with customers, marketing literature, email signatures, etc. 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. Twitter Google+ LinkedIn How To Grow Your Facebook Community.

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. Billion spent on social media marketing in the U.S. alone last year , it’s clear that social media is being cemented as a marketing function in most B2B organizations. Yet, 61% of marketers claim measuring ROI is a top challenge. Why is social media’s ROI so elusive, despite marketers’ increased focus on this function and despite the proliferation of social marketing tools?

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How to prove (and grow) your B2B social media ROI

Sprout Social

Social media is a crucial channel for B2B marketers. Although social is a prime place for content distribution and lead generation, only 23% of marketers use social data to measure their ROI. How to measure your ROI from B2B social media in 5 steps.

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10 B2B social media post ideas to stand out in a crowded social landscape

Sprout Social

Creating captivating B2B social media post ideas can be… challenging. If you’re in B2B social, you know it has a bit of a reputation of being kind of dull. Don’t let this misconception turn you off of B2B social. Still searching for more B2B social media post ideas?

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How to Hire and Partner with a Social Media Marketing Agency for Maximum Success and ROI

Pam Moore

Hiring a social media marketing agency is a big decision. Same goes for a digital marketing or branding agency. Unfortunately many business and marketing leaders think they can quickly hire a social media agency to generate some fast buzz and a viral video. They need to understand your target market, existing customers, competition, branding and messaging architectures and much more. Need some help with social media marketing?

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How to Quickly Upskill Your Marketing Team

Oktopost

Upskilling your marketing team is always a good idea. And who can marketers of any level turn to define or refine an ideal marketing job or career in today’s climate? Radically Transparent is one of Oktopost ’s popular original podcast shows on our channel, B2B Marketing Now.

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B2B Marketing With Social Media

Stay N' Alive

Because businesses and their marketers can not only find, but target their potential customers for very little cost! 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 . Although most FB users are not B2B clients, no other online resource provides the same opportunity!

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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. Wow — “mistrust, uncertainty and ridicule&# — obviously not the objectives of any marketing activity.

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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. Seems as if more B2B Marketers are engaged in Social Media then B2C marketers (actually data point from the article – 81 % of B2B companies have accounts on social media sites compared to 67% of B2C) which leads me to think Social Media has gone mainstream in B2B.

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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? This question is particularly compelling today as we see Facebook set new records in terms of users, market valuation and revenue growth and wait with anticipation to see if Myspace can reinvent itself after conceding its market leadership position in social networking back in 2008.

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The BCG Growth Matrix in Digital Marketing

Oktopost

Today, the BCG Growth Matrix still holds value and can offer a unique view of your business’ digital marketing strategy. Its aim was to help companies decide which markets and products were most worthy of investment. . Yet, that nets out given a market’s rapid growth.

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. This webinar featured Meagan Fish ( @ iRobot ) Global Social Media Manager, iRobot, Andrew Ashton (@ @AndrewLAshton ) Digital Marketing Specialist, Pizza Hut and Jordan Slabaugh (@ jordanv ) Vice President of Marketing, Wayin.

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3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR. 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. But with the right knowledge and strategy, social media can be an invaluable part of a B2B online marketing plan. Guest post by Larry Alton.

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Influencers vs Advocates in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

According to Wikipedia – Influencer Marketing is a form of marketing that has emerged from a variety of recent practices and studies, in which focus is placed on specific key individuals (or types of individual) rather than the target market as a whole. It identifies the individuals that have influence over potential buyers, and orients marketing activities around these influencers.

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Nine B2B Marketing Lessons from College Visits

Webbiquity SMM

The adventures have been eye-opening (college life has changed a lot since the 90s) and, sitting late last week in another university presentation, it occurred to me that there are lessons to be learned for social media marketers from the way colleges handle this process: (at least) nine of them. Only the largest b2b enterprises approach that level of sales activity. So, here are several lessons b2b marketers can take from that high-volume learning.

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