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B2B Employee Advocacy Best Practices

Oktopost

Why Employee Advocacy Matters for B2B. Employee advocacy is the promotion of a company by its employees. By sharing company-related content to their personal social media profiles, employees amplify a company’s message. Why Employee Advocacy Matters for B2B.

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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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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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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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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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A Quick Guide to Creating a Great B2B Website in 2015

SocialFish

If developers, marketers and designers can agree on one thing, it’s that the purpose of a website is to increase conversions. But as the target markets of B2C and B2B are considered to be worlds apart, designers often place them at odds with one another.

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4 Fresh Trends in B2B Social Campaigns

Convince & Convert

Consumer brands spent the early years of the social boom using campaigns to collect likes, create conversation, and distribute coupons. Meanwhile, B2B marketers sat on the sidelines waiting for social campaign technology to deliver against their more sophisticated needs.

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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.

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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3 Ways Mobile Insights Are Informing Online and Offline Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Customer Experience Mobile. It’s predicted that shoppers around the world will have purchased about $119 billion worth of goods and services through their mobile phones by 2015. So how can mobile consumer data improve sales and marketing efforts?

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How to Uncover a B2B Brand Voice That Isn’t Boring

Convince & Convert

The B2B world can feel quite stiff sometimes. Not to get too metaphysical on you, but your brand’s voice is already there —it exists in your company, the reasons it was founded, and how you conduct yourselves in your day-to-day work. Take a look at this B2B landing page for printing.

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Best B2B Marketing and Sales Strategy Guides and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Social media, content aggregation and curation , user-generated content and other developments have dramatically changed the B2B buying cycle over the past few years. How can B2B organizations, marketers and sales professionals adjust to, and thrive in, this new environment?

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4 Examples of B2B Native Advertising

Oktopost

Yes, the ubiquitous native advertising companies Outbrain and Taboola are joining forces in order to better compete with Google and Facebook. More importantly, could this merger create new opportunities for B2B native advertising ? Why the Outbrain Taboola Merger is Significant for B2B.

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. 5 Ways CMOs Can Master Their Online Customer Experience As mobile devices continue their gains in popularity and usage.

B2B Social Media: 4 Ways to Sell the Value to Management

Convince & Convert

Guest post by Eric Schwartzman , coauthor of S ocial Marketing to the Business Customer , the first book devoted exclusively to B2B social media communications. Take a step back, and collect evidence of buyer related conversations leading to real purchasing decisions.

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Why it’s easier for B2B to measure content marketing

Convince & Convert

Terry: Do you think communicators are missing opportunities if they don’t have conversion activities or call to actions plans in their campaigns? We talked earlier about companies too often creating content that’s about them, that’s essentially just a fancy brochure.

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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.

4 Lessons from Responsive Design for CMOs

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Advertising Content Marketing Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Design Innovation Interactive Marketing Internet Optimization Web Design. At the beginning of 2013, tablet users were already showing a higher conversion rate than desktop shoppers.

10 Things You Must Know About Your Customer [podcast + ebook]

Pam Moore

Do you know their attitudes toward your product, company and industry? Buyer Persona Worksheet (editable templates for b2b and b2c). Take Action: Download my Buyer Persona Template Pack (editable templates for B2B and B2C).

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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. Monthly conversation theme. Weekly conversation theme.

5 Examples of Account Based Marketing Done Right

Oktopost

For B2B companies who have a few high-value clients, ABM can be a highly effective methodology. GumGum set the gold standard for personalized ABM marketing in their efforts to land T-Mobile as a client. B2B Marketing B2B Marketing Strategy

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

Pam Moore

We don’t want to wait in line or even wait for a mobile web page to load on our device. They optimize their LinkedIn company profiles. As humans, instant gratification is in our DNA. We live in a society that is built on instant gratification.

How to Make the Zero Moment of Truth Work for You

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Behavioral Targeting Business Intelligence Conversion Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Interactive Marketing Internet Search SEO Strategy User Generated Content. Here are some ideas to help win at the Zero Moment of Truth: Mobile Optimization.

#SproutChat Recap: Best Practices for Conversion Rate Optimization

Sprout Social

This week at #SproutChat , Sprout All Star and Inbound Marketing Consultant, Nicholas Scalice , joined us to share his expertise around optimizing conversion rate and avoiding common conversion pitfalls. Most of the time, you don’t have a conversion problem, but rather you have an offer problem. A1: Clear call to actions and conversion path #SproutChat https://t.co/X0pB8y0ec0. From first click to conversion. A3: Make sure to look at the full conversion funnel!

The Complete Guide to LinkedIn Events

Oktopost

Attendees can connect and converse with each other in the event feed. A LinkedIn Event organizer either be an individual profile or a company; page admins can create events for company pages. Attendees can also start conversations and post media to the event feed.

Why Digital Marketers Need to Get More Personal

Buzz Marketing for Technology

With the right personalization strategy and tools, companies can create an online equivalent of a brick-and-mortar store, where anything a consumer might want is located in a single aisle. Segmenting and measuring the conversion impact of every detail (e.g.,

3 Foolproof Ways to Ruin Your Conversion Rate

ProBlogger

Perhaps you have experienced a decrease in conversions, or maybe your conversion rate is not as high as you would like it to be. How to Ruin Your Conversion Rate. Before purchasing, 90% of mobile users research and compare prices.

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? Mobile internet activity is different, however, with the dominant share of time (42%) spent on email, and just 11% on social media. 80% of Twitter use is on mobile devices.

Five Social Media Marketing Reports and Guides Worth Checking Out

Webbiquity SMM

A B2B Marketer’s Guide to Great Facebook Pages from HubSpot (29 pages). Though Facebook is generally more effective for b2c marketers than on the b2b side (as even this report notes), there are nevertheless b2b companies standing out from the crowd by getting results through Facebook.

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The Top 10 Marketing Attribution Software Solutions

Oktopost

Especially, for B2B and Considered Purchase marketing. digital companies now have a veritable plethora of viable and effective marketing channels available for lead generation. Considered purchase funnels are not quite there yet but moving in the direction of B2B funnels.

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

How does social media use differ in B2B vs. B2C companies? How do marketers separate hype from reality in mobile? As many companies have learned the hard way, unanswered complaints on social networks can go viral, causing real damage to a company’s brand.

3 Crazy Account-Based Marketing Campaigns That Actually Worked

Convince & Convert

B2B companies have an attention problem. Last year, Econsultancy reported that only 22 percent of companies were satisfied with their conversion rates. T-Mobile, the Reception We Were Looking For. T-Mobile CEO John Legere is incredibly active on social media.

104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

Webbiquity SMM

91% of people have unsubscribed from company emails they previously opted into. Nearly half (46%) of people say a website’s design is their number one criterion for determining the credibility of a company. Videos on landing pages increase conversions by 86%.

Time For Digital Transformation

Twist Image

It really was an incredible evening (and book launch) that hosted over three hundred guests, who came and watched a conversation about the book with Seth Godin (you can watch the full video of the presentation below). Google has bought a bunch of robotic companies. digital company.

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. Weekly conversation theme.

Eloqua, TopRank, Demandbase and More – OMS Minneapolis Wrapup

Webbiquity SMM

Here’s a recap of a few of the key sessions and conversations from the summit. But few companies have sufficiently sophisticated analytics in place today to do this properly. • A common issue for B2B vendors: how do you sell “boring stuff&# online?

Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

What percentage of Fortune 100 companies are on Twitter? How do B2B social media marketing practices differ from B2C companies? Third, the survey was heavily consumer-oriented; b2b figures would be different. 80% of Twitter use is on mobile devices.

5 Expert Tips for Engaging Your Webinar Audience

Convince & Convert

Consider External Thought Leaders as Speakers vs. Internal Company Experts. Culture Shock: Shake-Up Your Company, Your Store, Your People and Sales Increases Will Follow. Mobile phones or any devices that are wireless can also be spotty and run the risk of running out of battery.

47 Social Media Statistics to Bookmark for 2017

Sprout Social

Mobile accounts for 86% of Twitter’s ad revenue. Twitter is accessed through a mobile device by 82% of its monthly active users. 94% B2B organizations rely on LinkedIn for content marketing and distribution. Mobile accounts for nearly 80% of time spent on social media networks.

5 Easy Black Friday Marketing Tips You Still Have Time For

Cody Ward

Black Friday (November 23, 2012) is going to be the most popular shopping day of the year in the United States and your company has the opportunity to participate. Whether your business is a retail store, local restaurant, or complex B2B software provider, you can take advantage of the hype of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (November 26, 2012). If someone shares your message, take the time to thank them and start a conversation.

Social Pros 15 – Marcus Sheridan, The Sales Lion

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. Of course, Argyle Social , Eric’s company, data driven, social media management software.

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. Given its utility, value, and reach, one might presume B2B event planners consider Twitter as essential as their mobile phones.

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102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. Just 4% of marketers said their companies were “very effective” at measuring social marketing in 2012.