The Top B2B Marketing Trends for 2018 – A Meta-Analysis

Webbiquity SMM

Yet another post about 2018 B2B marketing trends? This piece compiles and analyzes the predictions of more than 100 B2B marketing professionals as published in 10 highly-ranked posts over the past month (best!). ” — 2018 Trends: B2B Marketing , Edelman.

Why B2B Companies Need to Get Started with Facebook Live

Convince & Convert

However, while people are increasingly familiar with live video—particularly thanks to Facebook Live—there is still hesitation from companies in adopting this strategy to grow their business. Any B2B brand trying to increase trust and awareness can and should go live on video.

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How B2B Brands Can Drive More Leads This Year

Webbiquity SMM

In survey after survey, year after year, lead generation is a top priority for B2B brands. No matter how big or small, B2B businesses can’t survive without new leads. According to CMI , 91% of B2B marketers are already using content marketing to generate leads.

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3 Innovative Ways Healthcare B2B Companies Use Twitter in 2018

Meltwater

The B2B healthcare industry is going through a transformation in the way healthcare providers, insurers, and life science companies carry on their online communications.

Four Easy Ways To Improve Your LinkedIn Company Page

Webbiquity SMM

Here are a few tips that will help to boost your company’s profile on LinkedIn. Your company logo and header banner are the very first things people will see when they land on your company page. Avoid writing a 2,000 word essay about the history of your company.

Conversation Gained-How to Determine Influence in B2B Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

Now B2B marketing? B2B influencers? Additionally and theoretically, by ‘owning it,’ you should now know by default the answers to the below questions that slightly resemble a SWOT analysis: What makes your company great? What does your company not do well?

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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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Best B2B Chatbot Examples

Ignite Social Media

So, which companies are in this space, and how are they executing chatbots successfully? Today, we examine the best B2B chatbots being used to drive business objectives. B2B Chatbot Examples. If there’s one B2B brand that’s investing in chatbots, its HubSpot.

14 Brilliant B2B Marketing Strategy Guides

Webbiquity SMM

Much has been written about how the internet in general, and the explosion of content marketing in particular, has changed the nature of b2b marketing. Today’s b2b buyers are typically 70% of the way through their purchase process before they contact a vendor’s sales team.

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20 Brilliant B2B Marketing and Digital Business Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

B2B marketers today certainly live in “interesting times” (in the sense of the not-actually-Chinese curse ). Image Credit: B2B Marketing Insider. 55% of B2B buyers say they search for product/vendor information on social media. 12 B2B Marketing Facts and Statistics.

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How Social Is B2B? [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet A lot of brands have proven and established themselves in social media in the B2C industry, but for B2B side of industry, it is still a hard sell. A lot of companies in B2B sector are hesitant to try social media.

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B2B Marketers Are Humans, Too

Convince & Convert

The brand wasn’t targeting consumers, but transport companies. So why make a B2B ad that looks like B2C content? The answer is simple: B2B clients are consumers, too (highlight to tweet). Increasingly, B2B brands are taking this maxim to heart.

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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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Best Practices in B2B Retargeting

SocialFish

In fact, a study ReTargeter performed in 2011 found that B2B retargeting out performs B2C retargeting by 147% on average. It’s clear that B2B retargeting is an area with a lot of opportunity. For example, let’s look at Hermance Machine Company.

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B2B Blogging Trends for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Blogging is often viewed as the core component of a B2B social media marketing strategy, and other than discussion forums, it’s the most mature component of social media. So what’s next for B2B blogging?

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Infographic: B2B content marketing trends

Sherrilynne Starkie

Despite continued economic uncertainty, nearly half of B2B marketers plan to increase their marketing spend this year. Twitter for companies. Source: Ambassador. Related posts: Infographic: colour and logo design. Does Facebook affect your brain? PLEASE LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE.

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Book Review: The B2B Social Media Book

Webbiquity SMM

With The B2B Social Media Book: Become a Marketing Superstar by Generating Leads with Blogging, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Email, and More , authors Kipp Bodnar of HubSpot and Jeffrey L. All of which should sound familiar to B2B marketers.

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Why Social Media Matters for B2B Vendors

Webbiquity SMM

B2B marketing executives, however, tend to be a bit more skeptical. Though adoption is increasing, many b2b marketers still question the true effectiveness of social media for reaching business buyers. 93% of B2B buyers believe that all companies should have a social media presence. •

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5 Ways B2B Can Learn from B2C Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

But the reality is that B2B buyers are very similar to B2C consumers— whether it’s buying a new car or new enterprise software, consumers want to be educated and informed. I can’t help but think we are leaving leads—and money—on the table as B2B marketers. There is no exception for B2B.

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Command Attention by Telling Your Company’s Story

Waxing UnLyrical

Every company, every organization, every person, needs to do a better job telling their story. That goes for agencies and companies, big brands and boutiques, nonprofits and associations — even government entities. and make the company itself the character. The company itself?

Driving Long-Term B2B Growth with an Omni-Channel Presence

Webbiquity SMM

68% of B2B buyers now purchase goods online via their phone or tablet (and soon maybe their Apple watch). For customers, an ad hoc approach means a lack of continuity, with customers forced to repeat their name, product and issue whenever they contact the company via a different channel.

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8 New B2B Video Content Marketing Trends

Convince & Convert

This is the sentiment that started the Vidyard Ignite conference – the first-of-its-kind event specifically designed to address the issues that B2B marketers face when it comes to creating video. B2B companies like to give the idea of “humor” in their marketing the brush-off.

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Get Creative with B2B Marketing in 2015

SocialFish

B2B is especially susceptible to very high standards and unusual challenges. B2B marketing has to be smarter, sleeker and faster than B2C. However, when done effectively and with taste, it can be quite useful for B2B. A quick share was perfect for the company.

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3 Inspiring B2B Social Media Campaigns

Meltwater

B2B companies often feel handicapped in their efforts to market on social media. Typically, they… Read More.

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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. Guest post by Brooke Cade.

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4 Fresh Trends in B2B Social Campaigns

Convince & Convert

Meanwhile, B2B marketers sat on the sidelines waiting for social campaign technology to deliver against their more sophisticated needs. In the B2B space, having people follow you is not enough. To meet these new objectives, B2B marketers are applying new approaches to social campaigns.

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5 best growth marketing strategies for B2B

Socialmedia.biz

Target audience: Businesses, brands, B2B marketers, agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs. This impressive growth was achieved by companies that used specific development strategies with efficient marketing tactics and future profits analysis. B2B Social marketing

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How to Leverage Facebook in Your B2B Public Relations

Meltwater

Does your B2B public relations strategy include Facebook? Many B2B companies dismiss Facebook because of… Read More.

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Five Steps for a B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

SocialFish

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. Humanize Your Company.

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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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70% of B2B Marketers Want More Quality Leads

Convince & Convert

The battle between quality and quantity seems to occur over and over in our lives, especially for B2B marketers. What B2B Marketers Value in a Lead Gen Strategy. B2B marketing is all about generating leads.

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How B2B Marketers Are Boosting Employee Engagement with Social Advocacy

Oktopost

For many B2B companies, increasing employee engagement can feel like an ongoing battle. If your people aren’t engaged, they’re less happy, less productive, and less likely to stay at your company. Employee Advocacy B2B Marketing Social Engagement Social Media Thought LeadershipWhile HR managers are often the first to jump in and help, in recent years we’ve seen marketers tackling this issue head-on with a […].

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Why B2B Marketing Must Embrace Ninja Customers

Convince & Convert

To get familiar with the company. The Corporate Executive Board surveyed 1,900 B2B customers to uncover insights about purchasing behavior and found: B2B customers will contact a sales rep only after independently completing 60% of the purchasing decision process.

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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. alone last year , it’s clear that social media is being cemented as a marketing function in most B2B organizations. Most B2B marketers are still using a social media playbook developed by B2C companies.

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The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy.

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Using YouTube for B2B

SocialFish

And despite YouTube’s reputation for being a generator of hilarious posts, it possesses serious marketing potential that is often overlooked for B2B companies. Perhaps your company has overlooked YouTube, thinking it irrelevant in meeting your specific objectives.

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Need More B2B Sales Leads? Ignore This Research

Webbiquity SMM

While the findings are interesting and no doubt reflect the experience of many b2b marketers, it’s crucial not to misinterpret the results. And given that more than 90% of b2b buyers use online sources in their buying decisions, it’s vital to maximize web presence.

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Top B2B Instagram Feeds You Should Follow Today

Visually SM

In the past couple of years, its user base has exploded and now includes well-known brands and companies who use the platform as a way to reach and engage with customers. IBM highlights people over products to reinforce the company’s global reach and innovation.

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How to Find Profitable Targets in Facebook Advertising for B2B Marketers

agora pulse

So why not join the 54% of B2B marketers using social as a powerful lead-gen tool? If you are in the B2B space and you aren’t targeting prospects on Facebook yet, there’s a real chance you are missing out on a massive chunk of leads. Don’t just target companies, either.

How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business: B2B Tips!

Devumi

Learning how to use LinkedIn in a B2B setting can dramatically increase your ability to make connections with the right people at the right companies. The post How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business: B2B Tips!

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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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What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)

Webbiquity SMM

There’s no question that B2B marketers have embraced social media. According to recent research , more than 80% of b2b marketers now use the “big 3″ social networks—LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook—to distribute content.