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12 Solid Stats Surrounding Social Networking (Plus Four  Timely Tips)

Webbiquity SMM

Though it’s dangerous to assume anything about leadership in the social networking space (Facebook overtook MySpace as the biggest social network less than a decade ago , after all), the landscape does seem to have matured and stabilized somewhat at this point.

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. Social Media changes that and elevates Trust to the individual level.

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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.

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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.

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

Webbiquity SMM

But obtaining and publishing client ratings and reviews is much more difficult in the b2b world. So, what can you do if you’re a b2b marketer who has an abundance of delighted clients, none of whom can provide public endorsement?

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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. Holy Social!

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. This is something I am working on for FY11 and will be more than just a social network for our best customers.

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. Sure Facebook changes its platform every Tuesday but I mean something more like groundbreaking ideas using social.

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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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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. Here are five steps that every B2B company trying to implement a social media marketing strategy should take.

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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? 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! There is nothing like it on the market today!

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.

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Using Content to Build Trust in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

To me this is the story for any content marketer like myself. Using a multichannel approach that leverages traditional and non traditional channels like Social Media is the key. And Social Media can actually help accelerate this stat for you because of the viral effect.

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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.

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Will Facebook replace your B2B Marketing email system?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Facebook made its initial announcement of Project Titan to the market on February 5th and was candidly thought to be a Google Gmail killer. I still get questions from B2B firms asking if they should start a presence in Facebook and the answer is unequivocally YES.

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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

Subject line reads… “New Social Media Agency Kickoff Meeting Tomorrow.” Just 6 short months ago you were hired to lead the charge with social media. Before you start freaking out, take a listen to episode 241 of the Social Zoom Factor podcast.

2018 Content Marketing Trends, Predictions + Editorial Calendar Template

Pam Moore

Content marketing in 2018 is going to hit a new dimension of importance, organization and integration. Smart and savvy marketers know the days of throwing social spaghetti at the wall and hoping it sticks are over and done. The social web is getting noisier by the minute.

How to Hire and Partner with a Digital or Social Media Marketing Agency to Grow Your Business

Pam Moore

Considering hiring a digital marketing agency, social media agency or branding consultant? Hiring a marketing agency or consultant is a big decision. The truth is that social media is NOT a silo. Have you considered hiring a social media agency but not sure where to start?

B2B Social Media Gets Intimate

Social Media Marketing

Up to now, one the biggest challenges that social media posed was forcing organizations to decide just how open they should be. It is now popular wisdom that Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin are good places for businesses to market their products and services. guest post social media b2

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How to Choose a Social Media Listening Platform for B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In the last post we covered how to create a Social Media Lead Flow. There is a growing number of listening platforms devoted to Social Media – everything from highly customized services that are managed for you, to free tools you can manage yourself.

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

Webbiquity SMM

As marketing becomes more data-driven, it’s vital to use data to keep up with trends, competitor strategies, and developments in your market. of all marketers love blog posts about marketing statistics. For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business.

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. Here are the best practices for using social media marketing to drive B2B sales.

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THE BEST SOCIAL NETWORK FOR LAWYERS, OR ANYONE, IS….

Myrland Marketing

The question had to do with a recommendation for the most effective online social network for lawyers. I’ve spent the past 2 years studying the Social Web in depth, even going through Certification last year because of my passion for this area. Now it’s all social media.

How to Create Content that Inspires, Connects and CONVERTS Lookers to Buyers: FREE Webinar

Pam Moore

Your epic piece of content is shared all over the social and digital web, once again. Or maybe you are trying to stomp those random acts of marketing, yet you just haven't cracked that conversion nut? Social currency on the web today = attention + action.

Why CMOs Should Stop Being Addicted to Pay-per-Click Ads

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Advertising Behavioral Targeting Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Interactive Marketing Lead Generation Online Advertising Online Testing Testing. But what happens when the efficacy of the ad network declines?

The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

While Facebook is far and away the largest social network, when it comes to driving B2B website traffic and brand visibility, Twitter and LinkedIn are tops. Showcase reviews: Buffer Social, BuzzBlogger, Cent Muruganandam, Social Media Explorer. 22) Social Quant.

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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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Audience Marketing 101: Your #1 Competitive Weapon for 2018 – FREE Webinar

Pam Moore

While your competition is arguing about which social network is going to win… Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook, I'm going to help you build an audience first marketing strategy and plan to zoom right past the competition. WHY you must embrace audience marketing in 2018.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

For anyone in marketing or PR being asked to make “data-driven&# decisions “based on the numbers&# (and doesn’t that include pretty much everyone in marketing and PR these days?), How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes?

The Guide To Social Media Marketing Automation

Webbiquity SMM

There are several reasons why marketers may want to partially automate their social media campaigns. First, success with social media marketing comes with frequency (plus quality). Social media platforms and practices evolve constantly.

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 an internally driven social plan (versus externally created) leads to a trustworthy and speedy network. Adam: You mentioned social ads. Orca Social.

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

Social Media Marketing

Guest post by Ben Hanna, VP of Marketing for Business.com, the Web’s leading portal for business owners. The small business social media study examined the social networks and other social media resources small business owners and managers turn to for business-relevant information.

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Three Things Twitter’s Marketing Team Needs to Do

Webbiquity SMM

Though it’s still one of the top three social networks for B2B marketers, Twitter is struggling. Marketers, PR professionals, bloggers, and journalists have traditional been heavy users. Case in Point: Event Marketing.

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2017 Content Marketing Editorial Calendar Template and Tutorial

Pam Moore

If you are responsible for content marketing in your organization you know the importance of proper planning, organization, work flows and structure of content. The days of throwing social spaghetti content at the wall and hoping it sticks are over and done. What is content marketing?

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. Here are the best practices for using social media marketing to drive B2B sales.

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Search Engine Optimization THEN Blogging THEN Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

They’ve adapted to using online social networks (namely LinkedIn) to identify passive candidates in the last few years and it’s serving them well. So, this recruiting firm is good at networking: online and in the real world. Blogging Supports Social Media Marketing.

Ultimate Social Media Image Sizing Guide for 2017 + Adobe Photoshop Templates

Pam Moore

Are you tired of your Facebook cover image, Facebook advertising images, Facebook Group image, Twitter cover images, Pinterest board covers and LinkedIn images not looking as beautiful as the cool social media kids (aka visual savvy social marketers)?

What is Experiential Marketing and How Can B2B Companies Leverage It

Oktopost

Mature organizations that have cozied up to their customers in the past with traditional marketing channels are now facing a downright breakdown. But what exactly is Experiential Marketing? Experiential marketing aims to create a synergy between meaning, perception, and consumption.

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7 Surprising Differences Between Male and Female Millennials: Webinar Recap

Ignite Social Media

If you missed our webinar last week on the 7 surprising differences between millennial men and women and their social media usage, we’re here to give you a debrief. Read on to determine if your social media marketing strategy should shift to reach these two varying audiences.

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

Webbiquity SMM

But obtaining and publishing client ratings and reviews is much more difficult in the b2b world. So, what can you do if you’re a b2b marketer who has an abundance of delighted clients, none of whom can provide public endorsement?

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11 Big Myths About Social Media and Content Marketing

Convince & Convert

Much of what we’ve come to believe about social media and content marketing is wrong. I crushed them originally a few weeks ago on a webinar for the Content Marketing Institute : Myth 1: My customers are not social. Myth 2: Social is not measurable.

Do you need to be an Extrovert to be in Social Media Marketing?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

But focusing on the Extrovert angle for a second, I began to wonder if you need to be an extrovert to be in social media. Certainly internally in your organization you need to be an extrovert if you want to organize a Tribe or movement in your company to take on social media.

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Social Media Success Requires a Marriage, Not a One Night Stand

Pam Moore

Business and marketing leaders aren’t much different. So why would we think that marketers and business leaders would think any different when it comes to social media? I can help you use free marketing with Facebook NOW! Social media is not a one night stand.