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Conversation Gained-How to Determine Influence in B2B Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

I don’t know a marketer out there that would say that influence in social media is not a commodity, if you know how to leverage it. Discussions on influence in social have been around since social began. Now B2B marketing? B2B influencers?

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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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Conversation Lost-How to Align B2B Social Media Marketing Efforts with the Right Strategy

Direct Marketing Observations

B2B Social media success is like the American ninja warrior TV show. The same holds true for B2B marketers. B2B social media marketing can be brutal but it’s not a loser. Where does social media fit in the marketing mix?

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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

Social media marketing has clearly been embraced by consumer brands. Pepsi famously dropped its Super Bowl advertising a year ago in favor of a social media campaign. B2B marketing executives, however, tend to be a bit more skeptical.

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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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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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The Key to Success in Enterprise Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

Lately, I’ve been thinking way too much about organic B2B social media marketing. This is the great struggle for the enterprise in social media. It’s ticking and you need to figure out real quick where social media fits within your org.

How to Track Conversions from Social Media

Oktopost

For B2B marketers looking to prove the credibility of their work, the most important metrics are the ones that show a real impact on revenue. Your marketing automation and social media teams each have certain KPIs in order to prove the ROI of their marketing initiatives.

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.

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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What Does B2B Social Media Success Look Like?

Webbiquity SMM

Until recently, most social media case studies have focused on consumer brands. Recently, that’s begun to change a bit as blogs like TopRank and Marketo have highlighted b2b social media success stories. Expanded social media following (e.g.,

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Best Practices in B2B Retargeting

SocialFish

Reaching out through social media to past visitors on the sites that they normally visit each day has proved to be an essential way to bring them back while increasing the opportunity for a sale. It’s clear that B2B retargeting is an area with a lot of opportunity.

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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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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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How to Avoid a Social Media Crisis During COVID-19

Oktopost

While clearly, the main focus continues to be mitigating the disease itself, for many companies brand management and communication on social media is becoming even more strategic. Here are 5 Oktopost features that will help you avoid a crisis on social media: Campaign Management.

Video for B2B Marketing [Podcast]

Oktopost

Episode two of our podcast, B2B Marketing Now, was posted last week and we learned so much about video for B2B marketing creating this episode. We invited Paul Carpenter to educate us on the value of video for B2B marketing, covering the why and how with video programming.

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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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Why Transparency Matters in Social Media Management

Oktopost

Beginning as a way for people to stay connected, Social Media has become one of the most mighty vehicles to drive relationships with transparency fueling all aspects of B2B social media management. However, social moves fast.

Destroying the 7 Myths of B2B Social Media

Convince & Convert

Tweet B2B social media is one of the most nettlesome of all social media marketing topics. There are plenty of half-truths and misunderstandings about what, where, why, and how B2B social media works (or doesn’t). B2B Social Media Myth #1.

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Should you let social media conversations direct your business?

Dave Fleet

Here’s a question for you: Should you let conversations in social media direct your business? If you’ve worked in the social media space, that seems like a pretty straightforward “yes”, right? monitoring social media social media monitoring

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

Pam Moore

So why would we think that marketers and business leaders would think any different when it comes to social media? I remember the early days of social media and watching the tweets fly by looking something like this… Free marketing with social media, join my workshop!

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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Seven Key Categories of Social Media Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Savvy B2B marketers put significant effort into developing a professional, attractive, and highly functional website design —as the company’s website is often the first impression prospective buyers will get of the business and its offerings. Social Media Monitoring Tools.

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How Social Media Is Transforming the Customer Experience

Oktopost

What you’re probably not doing is using social media data to find out and understand the person you are trying to engage with and their business situation at the time. And how can social media transform the customer experience? Social Selling is Just Selling.

Easy B2B Tips for Google+ Users

SocialFish

That’s true in any realm, and social media is guided by many of the same principles as more traditional types of media. One of the primary goals of using Google+ for B2B purposes is to demonstrate authority.

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3 More ROIs in Social Media – Conversations Leads and Advocates

Buzz Marketing for Technology

If you follow me you know I talk a lot about the ROI of Social Media since I happen to have stumbled on a great ROI using Social Media in providing support for our customers at Avaya. Social Media for the Boardroom At a recent BlogWell event I got a chance to.

Social Media Attribution with Oktopost & Bizible

Oktopost

No longer can we ignore the fact that social media plays a critical role in the B2B buyer’s journey. When it comes to tracking organic social media activities, Oktopost can enhance Bizible attribution and allow you to see if the buyer’s journey started on social.

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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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Cross-cultural Challenges in B2B Communication

Oktopost

Times are evolving for B2B communication. We are proud to continue the conversation in the Oktopost original discussion series, “The Globalization of Social Media.”. With social distancing being put in place, the fact is, people are all very separated.

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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. Migrating external communications to the social web turns customer service into public relations, and minimizes call center demand.

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Should Companies Play it Safe in Social Media?

Direct Marketing Observations

Is it creating a Twitter profile “in case&# someone maybe be talking about you so that you can claim that you and your company are proactively listening to the conversation? What are they doing with social media that you are not? SEO/SEM social media b2b

How Pinterest and Google Plus Can Work for B2B Social Media

Convince & Convert

Rob Zaleski is in charge of marketing for a company that is all about teaching people how to be marketers. Other than the MarketingProfs Twitter handle , which is run by Head of Content Ann Handley, Rob runs all of the social media and marketing endeavors for MarketingProfs.

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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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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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Instagram Hides Likes, What This Means for B2B

Oktopost

If keeping up to date with the latest social media news is one of your favorite pastimes, then you are most likely aware of the rumors circulating about the plan for Instagram to hide the like counter. The future of Instagram, as with every social network, is unbeknownst to most.

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3 Ways B2B Marketers Can Stay Digitally Connected Through Content

Oktopost

There’s no doubt that when B2B marketers do social media right, they can be a great facilitator in staying connected with prospects and customers through content. B2B marketers must shift their approaches to match the times. Content Marketing B2B Marketing Strategy

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Four Benefits of Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing has come a long way over the past decade. It’s matured as a discipline been embraced by companies of all size, across industries, around the world. Creativity and engagement are essential for a successful B2B or consumer brand social strategy.

Social Media Managers Are Necessary During a Crisis: Here?s Why

agora pulse

A social media manager is vital to every company, especially during a crisis. Unfortunately, some companies choose that time to eliminate that role. Social media managers, in particular, often are the first to be cut.

Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity SMM

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. Did anybody say B2B is boring? Be human: Not just social media; be social.

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The Social Media ROI Debate

Webbiquity SMM

Can the financial return on expenditures for social media business activities– in marketing, PR, customer support, HR, product development or other areas — be accurately measured? Among social media pundits, the debate rages on. Is social media ROI measurable?

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Riding the Social Media Struggle Bus? You’re Not Alone

Webbiquity SMM

Recent research from MarketingProfs shows that 84% of B2B companies use social media marketing in some form, and the figure is likely higher for B2C firms. In social media, as in physical training, it takes time to see substantial results.

Social Media Lead flow in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Word spreads quickly in Social Media – sometimes more quickly than you can keep up with. There are several types of conversations that you can encounter out on the social web anything from a complaint to a compliment to what I like to call the Expressed Need.

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