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!). Here we go… Content Marketing Trends.

Seven Reasons Your B2B Marketing Should Include Cats

Webbiquity SMM

Felines have made their way into marketing campaigns from companies like GoDaddy , Ikea , and many others. Even Mercedes Benz has pawed its way on board the cat marketing trend. So should your marketing include cats? Even in B2B, buyers are actual humans with feelings.

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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. Why Visual Content and Marketing Go Hand in Hand [Infographic].

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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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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. Email Marketing. And 23% say that lead generation is the topmost benefit of email 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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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. How should b2b marketers adjust their strategies to keep up with this evolution?

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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. Then and now, and thus, the more data a marketer has, the better the decision they can make. Now B2B marketing? B2B influencers?

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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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Get Creative with B2B Marketing in 2015

SocialFish

One of the best things about marketing is the constant challenge that comes with it. B2B is especially susceptible to very high standards and unusual challenges. B2B marketing has to be smarter, sleeker and faster than B2C. Guerrilla Marketing.

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Three More Ways to Get the Attention of Today’s Busy B2B Buyers

Webbiquity SMM

If you’re in B2B sales or marketing, you know how challenging it is to get the attention of today’s buyers. In such a competitive environment, how can your team connect with today’s B2B buyers? Guest post by Marie Johnson.

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The Top 10 B2B Marketing Strategies for 2019

Oktopost

With all that available, there’s no excuse for running a business-to-business marketing campaign that can be accurately described as, “throwing stuff at the wall and seeing what sticks”. For digital marketers, that’s even more important. Strategy 1: Outbound Marketing.

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How to Use Instagram to Drive Traffic to Your B2B Website

Webbiquity SMM

A lot of B2B marketers make the mistake of thinking their brand has no place on Instagram. Not only are all those accounts feasible direct targets for your B2B marketing campaigns , they are also scores upon scores of possible traffic to drive to all your other online assets.

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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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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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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.

Best Practices in B2B Retargeting

SocialFish

It’s clear that retargeting as a marketing practice is here to stay. What about business to business marketers? Since it has been historically viewed as a business to consumer practice, other marketers have been slow to adopt retargeting.

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Get Creative with B2B Marketing in 2015

SocialFish

One of the best things about marketing is the constant challenge that comes with it. B2B is especially susceptible to very high standards and unusual challenges. B2B marketing has to be smarter, sleeker and faster than B2C. Guerrilla Marketing.

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3 Differences Between B2C and B2B Social Media Marketing

Oktopost

Over time, as the world started to realize the amazing potential of social media marketing, forward thinking organizations began incorporating social media marketing into their overall marketing mix. Generally speaking, these companies were almost exclusively B2C.

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Four Easy Ways To Improve Your LinkedIn Company Page

Webbiquity SMM

When harnessed to its full potential, it’s surprising how powerful LinkedIn can be as a marketing tool. Here are a few tips that will help to boost your company’s profile on LinkedIn. Avoid writing a 2,000 word essay about the history of your company. Guest post by Stuart Cooke.

4 Tips for Selling Your B2B Company on a More Innovative Social Media Presence

Social Media Today

Are you having trouble convincing your organization to adopt new social media marketing strategies? These tips might help

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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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Instagram Hides Likes, What This Means for B2B

Oktopost

The same holds true for B2B organizations, who use Instagram to effectively display the more human, cultural, and light-hearted side of their company. . Instead of fearing the potential hidden like update, there are ways B2B businesses can instead use it to their advantage.

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5 Ways B2B Can Learn from B2C Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Business and consumer brands have traditionally approached marketing from two totally different vantage points. 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.

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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.

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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. Research the Market.

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Nine B2B Marketing Lessons from College Visits

Webbiquity SMM

The adventures have been eye-opening (college life has changed a lot since the 90s) and, sitting late last week in another university presentation, it occurred to me that there are lessons to be learned for social media marketers from the way colleges handle this process: (at least) nine of them.

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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. Since we are marketers, let’s focus on leads. What B2B Marketers Value in a Lead Gen Strategy. B2B marketing is all about generating leads.

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How to Create Profitable Facebook Targeting Audiences for B2B Marketers

agora pulse

Move over, B2C—Facebook is quickly becoming a hugely profitable space for B2B marketers. A whopping 83% of B2B marketers are using social media as a marketing tactic. And 54% of them are reporting lead generation from using social media as a marketing tool.

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5 best growth marketing strategies for B2B

Socialmedia.biz

Image by TopRank Marketing / Creative Commons BY. Target audience: Businesses, brands, B2B marketers, agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs. B2B includes not just blogs but videos, whitepapers, infographics, research reports and gamification. Email marketing.

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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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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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Why B2B Marketing Must Embrace Ninja Customers

Convince & Convert

To get familiar with the company. This is most egregiously true in a category where the transactional stakes are often the highest: business to business marketing. B2B customers are ninjas now, stealthily investigating the company and its wares, right under your nose.

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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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More B2B Marketing on Mad Marketing TV — The After Party

Buzz Marketing for Technology

After last weeks show, guest host Jeff Ogden and B2B marketing expert, Paul Dunay discuss: - Marketing at a small company versus a larger company. MadMarketingTV is sponsored by Act-On Software: Marketing Automation for the Fortune 5 Million.

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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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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. Need for generating higher revenue with lower marketing budgets.

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Changes in B2B Marketing — Mad Marketing TV Ep 13

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Join guest host Jeff Ogden and special guest Paul Dunay, CMO of Networked Insights and author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies, as they discuss: Recent changes in B2B marketing. Facebook’s IPO and what it means for marketers. New social media tools for B2B marketers.

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How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Despite its uncertainty in the stock market, Facebook continues to be an excellent way to connect with your client base and potential customers. But like any other marketing strategy, growing your B2B Facebook community simply requires an investment of time and genuine engagement.

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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.

Why Social Media Matters for B2B Vendors

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing has clearly been embraced by consumer brands. 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.

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2011 B2B Marketing Trends

Webbiquity SMM

MarketingSherpa recently released its 2011 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report. As MarketingSherpa notes, “Year after year, the greatest challenge that B2B organizations face is generating high-quality leads.&#. That leaves only 20% of the market left to fight over.

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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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