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.

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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B2B Messaging: Why it Matters More in Times of Crisis

Oktopost

Businesses are being forced to rethink B2B messaging. There is a whole new work-from-home culture that is now present. What lessons can be learned from the global economy to help marketers deploy new B2B messaging in this current climate? Be there and be present.

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Cross-cultural Challenges in B2B Communication

Oktopost

Times are evolving for B2B communication. As the world depends on video-conferencing amidst the crisis, cross-cultural issues are becoming ever more present. Yet, one of the biggest failures happening today is how companies are unwilling to talk openly about past issues.

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Four Easy Ways To Improve Your LinkedIn Company Page

Webbiquity SMM

Here are a few tips that will help to boost your company’s profile on LinkedIn. Your company logo and header banner are the very first things people will see when they land on your company page. Avoid writing a 2,000 word essay about the history of your company.

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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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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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). Destroying the 7 Myths of B2B Social Media.

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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. alone last year , it’s clear that social media is being cemented as a marketing function in most B2B organizations. Most B2B marketers are still using a social media playbook developed by B2C companies.

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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.

Command Attention by Telling Your Company’s Story

Waxing UnLyrical

Every company, every organization, every person, needs to do a better job telling their story. That goes for agencies and companies, big brands and boutiques, nonprofits and associations — even government entities. and make the company itself the character. The company itself?

How Does Digital Marketing Differ From B2B to B2C?

agora pulse

However, in this newer age of digital marketing, many companies are neglecting to design their marketing strategy with the differentiation between B2B and B2C marketplaces. Imagine that B2B is like LinkedIn and B2C is like Facebook.

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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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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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How is B2B Online Marketing Different?

Small Business Mavericks

If your target market is technology companies, many of them are on Google+. Many times, you can connect and establish relationships with company big wigs on their own forums. Technology company employees in particular tend to use their own forums a lot. B2B marketing principles are a lot like B2C marketing principles, but businesses can often be easier to sell to. After that, it’s just presenting the right proposal.

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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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Top B2B Brands on Social Media

Social Media Strategies Summit

For B2B brands, social media is growing in importance: 66% of B2B marketers report that LinkedIn is effective, 66% say they plan to boost their organic usage of Instagram, and 56% rate YouTube as important to overall brands success ( Articulate ).

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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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Need More B2B Sales Leads? Ignore This Research

Webbiquity SMM

While the findings are interesting and no doubt reflect the experience of many b2b marketers, it’s crucial not to misinterpret the results. And given that more than 90% of b2b buyers use online sources in their buying decisions, it’s vital to maximize web presence.

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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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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.

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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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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The Two Core Elements of B2B Social Media Marketing Success

Webbiquity SMM

Presentations. Of course, in the B2B realm, your content should be targeted at addressing a specific question or concern of a specific type of buyer at a specific stage of the buying cycle (e.g. Truly “social” content will go beyond those basics, and also be: • Optimized: content is more likely to be found and spread if it contains the words and phrases your buyers are using, rather than jargon or internal company terminology.

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How To Get Your Company On Board With Content Marketing Culture

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments Content is the blood that flows through all organs of the company. Carlos_Abler Tweet This Carlos Abler was given the opportunity to jump in as the “content czar” at 3M after he had been working for the company as a contractor in 2010.

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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What is Experiential Marketing and How Can B2B Companies Leverage It

Oktopost

As more companies are producing a proliferation of offers and bland advertising messages, people have become more desensitized and cynical about the general mindless consumerism. . How B2B Companies Can Leverage Experiential Marketing. B2B Marketing B2B Marketing Tips

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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. You see, the challenge in your organization as it is in every other B2B organization, is that solving for X in social media, boils down to closing the chasm between conversations and conversions.

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 Marketers Fate Rests in the Hands of a Few

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At the recent ITSMA Marketing Leadership forum I was stunned by a presentation given by Sean Geehan CEO of the Geehan Group author of the upcoming book the B2B Executive Playbook. But in many cases, 20% of a B2B company’s’ customers are responsible for 80% of the revenue.

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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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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. Women tend to be somewhat more present and active on social media than men, though the shares vary widely by site. 500 (fastest-growing companies) CEOs. (

The Evolving Relationship Between Marketing and Information Technology

Oktopost

Technology evolutions have impacted people and companies profoundly over the last decade leaving many B2B marketers in a beautiful world of so much tech. Join the discussion by searching for B2B Marketing Now wherever you listen to podcasts and subscribing to our channel.

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How B2B Brand Storytelling Can Benefit Your Business

Writtent Blog

There once lived a valiant B2B marketer named Lance. This new audience wasn’t just there to listen, and suddenly the company’s sales were higher than ever before. Unless their profits turned around, the company wouldn’t survive three months.

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Streamline Your Social Customer Care With the New Inbox

Oktopost

B2B companies leverage social to deliver fast and responsive customer support as well as tap into conversations that are relevant to their brand. We’ve had a major update to the Inbox in the works for the past month, and today we’re happy to present it to you.

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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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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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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. Instead, how about showing them that you, more than any other B2B vendor, recognize them for the one-of-a-kind individuals that they are? Everybody likes getting presents.

Sprout Social named a highest rated private cloud computing company to work for by Battery Ventures

Sprout Social

Sprout Social is honored to be recognized as one of the 50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies To Work For in a list released by Battery Ventures , a global investment firm and cloud investor, with data specifically provided by Glassdoor , one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites. Thank you to every member of Team Sprout for their passion and commitment to this company and each other.

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Social Pros Podcast – Scott Monty, Ford Motor Company

Convince & Convert

This episode features Scott Monty , the global head of social media for Ford Motor Company. Huge thanks to Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch. B2B teams tend to be more spread out. Very classic B2B.

The Complete Guide to LinkedIn Events

Oktopost

A LinkedIn Event organizer either be an individual profile or a company; page admins can create events for company pages. It is also the top social media platform for B2B lead generation by far. Social Media Marketing B2B Marketing Tools

Social Pros Podcast – Scott Monty, Ford Motor Company

Convince & Convert

This episode features Scott Monty , the global head of social media for Ford Motor Company. Huge thanks to Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch. B2B teams tend to be more spread out. Very classic B2B.

How to Reap the Revenue Rewards of Smarketing

Convince & Convert

In most companies – especially B2B firms – sales and marketing don’t get along. Yet, they are required to work together to accomplish company-wide objectives.

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