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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Going Mobile – Vital Tips for B2B Digital Marketing Success

Buzzlogix

Achieving B2B mobile marketing success in today’s digital economy means marketing a mobile experience. This includes both mobile-friendly websites and mobile apps. Based on recent business trends , you might be thinking that mobile marketing is really something that will only benefit B2C companies, but this is incorrect. The reality is that you can’t let B2B mobile marketing opportunities pass you by.

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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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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 ).

The Human Side Of B2B Social Network For Business

Social Media Marketing

With the increasing competition in the market, successful social media campaigns have become a powerful tool as it gives companies quality leads and produce higher ROI. Yet many of the B2B companies have declined to accept its importance in the market as they think that it has nothing to offer. Furthermore, social marketing come up with some real time interest that always prove to be a game changer for the B2B business. We are the leader in offering B2B social network.

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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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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. B2B Social Media b2b marketing B2B social media Eric Schwartzman Paul Dunay Paul Gillin social media book

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New Features Added to B2B Marketing Zone and Social Media Informer

Webbiquity SMM

Several great new features were recently added to the B2B Marketing Zone and Social Media Informer by co-founder Tony Karrer. Topics on B2B Marketing Zone include social media , inbound marketing and business 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? 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.

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.

Why it’s easier for B2B to measure content marketing

Convince & Convert

We talked earlier about companies too often creating content that’s about them, that’s essentially just a fancy brochure. ” Sometimes people who work inside the company are so close to it that it’s hard for them to have that distance.

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

SocialFish

All of the social platforms out there have mobile apps that you can download on your smartphone, so you can access your accounts at any time, from anywhere. 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? 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.

10 Ecommerce Predictions for 2013

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Behavioral Targeting Customer Experience eCommerce Mobile Social Media. Thanks to smarter marketing, better technology and consumers speaking out, 2013 just might be the year we see a real shift in how close customers and companies can really get.

30 Remarkable Content Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

Content marketing has become ubiquitous, with 93% of B2B marketers now using it. 93% of B2B marketers are using content marketing—but only 44% have a documented content strategy. ( B2B Marketing Insider ). B2B Marketing Insider ). B2B Marketing Insider ).

2018 Content Marketing Trends, Predictions + Editorial Calendar Template

Pam Moore

Regardless of your industry, niche, age of company or primary communication medium used, you better have a content marketing strategy to connect you and your brand with your target audience, customers, partners and stakeholders.

50 Amazing Mobile Marketing Statistics That Will Move You to Action

Writtent Blog

Mobile isn’t just a trend, it’s a total revolution in the way consumers interface with technology and businesses. In fact, experts estimate that mobile usage will overtake desktop and laptop usage by the end of this year. Worldwide, mobile traffic doubled between 2012 and 2013.

Why CMOs Should Stop Being Addicted to Pay-per-Click Ads

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Back in 2001, when Google AdWords was just launched, I remember the day that my first pay-per-click (PPC) campaign yielded the first batch of leads for the company I was working for.

4 Lessons from Responsive Design for CMOs

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Since the mobile marketplace is extremely dynamic and the mobile consumer is ever changing, don’t become complacent just because you launched a responsive-design site. Moreover, 20 percent of mobile users use it as their primary device.

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.

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.

Why clever companies stop selling and start helping

Danny WhatMough

Why do some companies make it so hard for you to do business with them? I thinking about broadband or mobile phone providers that make you jump over hurdles to switch provider. Especially when we consider the B2B sales process.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Wondering which social network is most effective at generating b2b leads? The average midsize or large company (1000 employees or more) has 178 “social media assets” (Twitter handles, employee blogs, etc.)–yet Social Media B2B ). Social Media B2B ).

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. B2B content matters. 10 Mobile Marketing Stats.

Marketing Automation, Set It and Forget It

Cody Ward

Whether you’re a B2B or B2C company, it’s advantageous to manage your customers and prospects in one of the many customer relationship management (CRM) systems. If you’re like many companies, you employ a marketing individual or team to collect your contacts information and execute campaigns in somewhat of a batch and blast situation. Your programs will also be able to run outside of your companies work hours.

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How Marketers are Using Social Media for Business: New Report

Webbiquity SMM

This new report does point out that the use of social media outsourcing does vary by company size, but still only 25 of medium to large enterprises are taking advantage of outside expertise. It would seem logical that for many companies, marketing costs would be shifted, but not necessarily reduced, by the use of social media. B2B marketers were slightly more likely to report increased sales than than their B2C counterparts.

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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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47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

And that usage isn’t all selfies and cat videos; both consumer and B2B purchases are influenced by social content. 46% of B2B marketers say they’re not sure whether any social channels have generated revenue for their businesses.

Why You Need to Invest in Responsive Web Design

Convince & Convert

In the past, companies didn’t have websites. The same plot has rung true with mobility and multi-device support for websites and cloud-based applications. Although 31% of global internet page views occur on mobile devices, 88.2% History repeats itself once again.

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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.

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.