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.

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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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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Search Engine Optimization THEN Blogging THEN Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

I did a website analysis and custom demonstration for a local IT recruiting company recently. This is a very successful company. They need a pipeline of companies that want to hire them to recruit on their behalf. By Peter Caputa.

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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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. B2C is certainly effective on the Tube, but companies looking for B2B opportunities can benefit from utilizing the site as well. Perhaps your company has overlooked YouTube, thinking it irrelevant in meeting your specific objectives. Start uploading today to see what YouTube can do for your B2B efforts

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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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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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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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A Quick Guide to Creating a Great B2B Website in 2015

SocialFish

But as the target markets of B2C and B2B are considered to be worlds apart, designers often place them at odds with one another. While B2B websites need to be detail oriented, informative and professional, they still cater to businesses that rely on consumers.

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A Quick Look at the State of B2B Social Media Content

agora pulse

B2B firms are extremely bullish about the effectiveness of social media content and plan to continue to invest heavily in it, according to recent research from Walker Sands.

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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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Websites and Search Engines are Far from Dead

Webbiquity SMM

Search engines are going away. Soon no one will care about the traditional commercial site focused on a company and its products. Imagine, for example, that you’re tasked with finding the best social media monitoring tool for your company. Websites are dead.

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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How Your Competitors Will Shift Their Digital Marketing Strategy in the Next Two Years

Webbiquity SMM

More than half of companies with revenue under $50 million already spend the majority of their marketing dollars online. But the channels they focus on change as their companies grow. Which Channels Companies Will Invest the Most in Over the Next Two Years.

How to Create Your B2B Dream Team

Convince & Convert

If you’re a B2B company, then you know just how important your people are to your company’s success. But in some cases for some B2B companies, especially those in the Services realm, your people are your product. Showcase Company Culture to Pique Interest.

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Social Networking Stats: LinkedIn Is Most Important Social Network for B2B Marketers, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

via Search Engine Land. LinkedIn Is Most Important Social Network for B2B Marketers. When asked which social media method is most important for their social outreach, LinkedIn was the clear winner among B2B marketers (chosen by 30%) according to new research by BtoB.

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11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Around this time last year I wrote about the 10 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2010 and while I would say 7 out of 10 have already materialized and the others are on their way. So that begs the question – what’s on the horizon specifically for B2B Marketers next year?

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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? These differences can and should provide valuable lessons for B2B marketers.

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Creating Engagement in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

s Social Media in Business study found that 60 percent of consumers believe they are already interacting with companies on the social Web. Nearly all participants — 93 percent — believe all companies should have a presence in social media. A recent Cone Inc.’s

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Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

If I could offer you a billboard in the middle of Times Square for little to no cost for you to advertise your company would you do it? So let’s go through 3 Tricks to Maximize a Facebook Advertising purchase for B2B Marketers.

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

Webbiquity SMM

Online shopping sites host reviews of products and sellers, and Angie’s List built an improbable business on ratings of household services companies. But obtaining and publishing client ratings and reviews is much more difficult in the b2b world.

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In B2B Marketing: Content is Media

Buzz Marketing for Technology

But these days for B2B Marketers I think we need to take it a step further and say that “Content is Media&#. Building a solid content creation engine is critical to B2B marketers today. I think B2B marketers really need to think and act more like a media house themselves.

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10 Ways to Use Social Networks for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Social networks are essential for expanding your web presence —not only for creating social signals now a key component in search engine rankings, which makes your website and blog easier to find in search, but also by giving you more places to be found online. Links from your profiles and social network posts / updates all help to increase the authority of your website and blog with the search engines, leading to higher rankings.

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

Social Media Marketing

The exception – company blogs – should be backed by both a strategic content strategy and the resources necessary to create this content on an ongoing basis before it allocating IT resources to blog creation or management. Tags: guest post study social media b2b corporate blogging

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

Webbiquity SMM

How does social media use differ in B2B vs. B2C companies? As many companies have learned the hard way, unanswered complaints on social networks can go viral, causing real damage to a company’s brand. B2B Marketing Insider ). B2B PR Sense Blog ).

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

Webbiquity SMM

Rapidly growing companies? B2b vendors? Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are the most popular social networks with search engine marketers. B2B Infographics ). 500 Fastest-Growing Companies Use Social Media. Only one-third of the companies in the Inc.

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 letting down your competitive guard leads to a successful B2B social presence. Why B2B social exists in more than just the Marketing/Communications Department.

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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. In fact, a recent survey found 92% of B2B marketers use social media as a content marketing tactic to drive sales.

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87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve. 90% of companies with 100 or more employees use social media in their marketing mix. Fortune 500 companies tend to be antisocial. Earnest B2B ).

Seven Expert Social PR Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

In the online realm, PR, search engine optimization (SEO), social, advertising and marcom are all vital and intertwined elements of web presence optimization , and as such need to be measured and managed to coordinate efforts for maximum online visibility.

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Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. So how can companies most successfully use LinkedIn to generate more leads and sales? How can you maximize the visibility and impact of your LinkedIn company page?

5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)

SocialFish

One way to easily find great content to share with your company’s followers is to follow your own employees, partners, and volunteers on social media. Do you want to know even more tips about how to best use social media as a social good company?

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? However, that figure rises if you work for a company generating at least $10 million in annual revenue, or you’re in management (in which case it’s $109,000).

Small Business Lessons from B2B Brands with Amazing Content Strategy

Writtent Blog

To inspire you to a more original small business strategy that’s built to weather an era where literally every company blogs, Tweets, and pens eBooks, we’ve taken inspiration from some of the hardest-working companies on the block: B2B companiess with brilliant content.

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. In fact, a recent survey found 92% of B2B marketers use social media as a content marketing tactic to drive sales.

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

Webbiquity SMM

Online shopping sites host reviews of products and sellers, and Angie’s List built an improbable business on ratings of household services companies. But obtaining and publishing client ratings and reviews is much more difficult in the b2b world.

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How to Drive Word of Mouth in B2B Online Marketing

Bill Hartzer

What’s the best way for B2B companies who market to small businesses to drive word of mouth? When you find disgruntled customers airing their grievances in public – for example, in online reviews of your company’s products or services – jump in and try to make it right, said Jantsch. Give different functions within your company a chance to respond directly to online comments and inquiries, right up to the CEO, said Jantsch. By Erika Penzer Kerekes.

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How to Optimize for “Direct” Website Traffic

Webbiquity SMM

One of the most valuable features of Google Analytics is the ability to drill into detail on traffic sources; not just how much traffic came from search or social media, but how much came from each specific search engine or social networking site.

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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.

19 More Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

This follow-up post answers several more, such as: what are the best social networks for b2b social media marketing? Five Simple Rules for B2B Social Media Marketing Success by Marissa’s Picks. ” The Top 8 Social Networks For Business by B2B Marketing Insider.

Interview with Simon Sinek – Start With Why

Buzz Marketing for Technology

My goal was to go a bit more in-depth on how to get started for B2B marketers, hope you enjoy the interview. I mean what’s your purpose, what’s your cause, what’s your belief, why does your company exist. Can every company have a why? It’s the reason why they started the company.

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Choosing your keywords for SEO

Cody Ward

Before you start making radical changes on your website, in an effort to rank higher in the search engines, you first need to decide what keywords you’re going to rank for. It also doesn’t only relate to B2B.

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