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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. I do however, know a lot of marketers out there, who struggle with determining and identifying influence in social media and because of that, can not leverage it; and that’s NOT a commodity! 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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Sales and Marketing Conversion Funnels – The Ultimate Get Started Guide

Pam Moore

SocialZoomFactor · Sales and Marketing Conversion Funnels – How to Get Started. One of the best ways to attract more of your dream customers and turn them into paying customers is to learn how to create and optimize sales and marketing conversion funnels.

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B2B vs. B2C Influencer Marketing: Platforms, Practices, and Packaging

Webbiquity SMM

James Creech has a unique perspective on influencer marketing. As co-founder and CEO of Paladin , he oversees the B2B marketing of a B2C influencer marketing tool. So who better talk to about the similarities and differences between B2C and B2B influencer marketing?

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Agile Marketing in B2B

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Agile marketing increasingly is being recognized as a powerful key to content effectiveness. Breaking news creates windows of opportunities, but only if marketers are quick and smart enough to take advantage of them. On topic of agile marketing is what some have called newsjacking, which means responding quickly to news items of the day. But professional service firms often impose inherent drags on marketing response. Market trigger : We knew that the U.S.

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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. Those challenges, metaphorically speaking, completely exist in B2B social media in 2017. So what is a marketer to do? Where does social media fit in the marketing mix? Social Media was at one point this living, breathing, conversational thing.

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5 Best Social Media Platforms for B2B Businesses

Ignite Social Media

91% of B2B marketers use social media networks to achieve top-of-the-funnel goals like reaching their target audience and driving sales. . If you want successful marketing campaigns, you must choose the best platforms to advertise your products.

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Maximize Marketing ROI with the Most Important Advertising Metrics in B2B Marketing

Koka Sexton

Are you a business marketer looking to maximize your efforts? By understanding these metrics and analyzing them accurately, you can better determine which marketing efforts are working and which need to be improved. Best practices maximize marketing ROI. Conversion Rate.

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B2B Marketers Are Humans, Too

Convince & Convert

So why make a B2B ad that looks like B2C content? The answer is simple: B2B clients are consumers, too (highlight to tweet). In their haste to produce marketing messages that demonstrate the value of their products and services, many companies default to the text-heavy, jargon-loaded, spec-focused content they relied on in the analog days. Increasingly, B2B brands are taking this maxim to heart. Visual Marketing Magic.

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5 Ways B2B Can Learn from B2C Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Buying Cycle Conversion Conversion Optimization Customer Customer Experience Personalization Strategy. 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. There is no exception for B2B.

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The Top 10 B2B Marketing Software Solutions

Oktopost

With multiple diverse platforms to target, intense competition, and jaded audiences, it’s not getting any easier out there for B2B marketers. Customer-centered content delivered in the most-relevant formats — like video, which more than 70% of B2B customers use for purchasing research.

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Natalie Binns on the State of B2B Marketing

Oktopost

Natalie Binns, Oktopost’s newly appointed VP Marketing takes the hot seat today. Listen to the podcast: For more straight-forward thoughts on the state of B2B marketing, check out our Radically Transparent podcast on Apple Podcasts , on Spotify , YouTube or LinkedIn.

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Best B2B Chatbot Examples

Ignite Social Media

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. Last year, the marketing software platform acquired Motion.ai When a conversation is initiated, the bot will ask users what kind of help they’re looking for to qualify them as either prospects or current customers. Social Media Strategy Social Media Tools B2B chatbots Chatbots

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How to Create B2B Videos That Stand Out

Oktopost

Video has been part of digital marketing since the early days of the internet, and it only continues to get more and more relevant. In fact, marketers feel better about their video ROI than ever before, and people now watch twice as much video overall as they did in 2018. B2B Marketin

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Measuring Customer Experience for B2B Marketers

Oktopost

B2B organizations often are remiss in remembering B2B buyers are just B2C consumers wearing a different hat. For B2B, this means buyers expect a personalized, well-developed, enticing customer experience (CX) from first learning of your brand until closing a sale. Marketing KPIs.

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10 Tips for Success with B2B Marketing on Twitter

Oktopost

Marketing is a critical function for a B2B organization of any size. Social media marketing has seen rapid growth, with Twitter following close behind LinkedIn as one of the top two most-used social media platforms for B2B marketers.

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Customer Marketing: The True B2B Game Changer

Oktopost

Many B2B businesses have nailed the lead generation and conversion parts of the sales cycle. That’s where customer marketing comes in. Customer marketing is becoming a necessity in the B2B world. What is Customer Marketing? Types of Customer Marketing.

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Breaking Down Social Listening for B2B: The Full Guide

Oktopost

There is no shortage of imperative marketing tactics that if you don’t do right now, your B2B organization will crash and burn. As marketers, we know the MarTech space is crowded. Like actual listening, social listening can be the glue that holds your marketing strategy together.

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B2B Marketing’s Editor-in-Chief on Making Community the Secret to Success

Oktopost

Joel Harrison, Editor-in-Chief at B2B Marketing takes on community building. Watch the recording: Want to hear more from renowned marketing leaders on building community? Radically Transparent is a podcast geared towards the modern-day B2B marketer.

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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. Why should have a video marketing program? 83% of marketers surveyed recently have said “video is becoming more important” as being an essential part of their content strategy.

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8 Tips by B2B Marketers for LinkedIn Lead Generation

Oktopost

Not a bad zinger, but here we are four years later and LinkedIn is widely acknowledged as an invaluable resource not just for headhunters and job seekers, but for marketers and sales professionals too. For B2B marketers, the importance of LinkedIn cannot be overstated.

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Storytelling strategies for a B2B Marketer

Socialmedia.biz

The human brain specifically System 2 (a term coined by Daniel Kahneman in his book Thinking fast and slow) is wired to connect to the emotional aspect of every conversation and make decisions through it. As marketers, we are in the business of grabbing people’s attention.

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B2B Employee Advocacy Best Practices

Oktopost

Why Employee Advocacy Matters for B2B. It can take months for a B2B marketing team to build up a company’s presence and credibility online. This is exactly why employee advocacy is so powerful: your team is the key to unlocking the true potential of social media marketing.

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8 Essentials for Success with B2B Email Marketing

Oktopost

It’s no secret that a flooded email inbox comes with the territory of being a B2B marketer. Between social media messaging, video conferencing apps, and workplace communication tools such as Slack, B2B marketers have no shortage of tools to streamline effective communication.

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Top 10 Data Analysis Tools for B2B Marketing

Oktopost

It’s safe to say that 2020 has become the year of data-driven marketing with 83% of B2B marketers focusing more on data analytics this year. 89% of B2B marketers agreed that data quality is becoming increasingly critical for marketing and sales success.

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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. How should b2b marketers adjust their strategies to keep up with this evolution? Which long-held beliefs of b2b marketers need to be discarded?

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Reduce B2B Lead Generation Costs

Your Escape From 9 to 5

B2B marketers love the notion of getting more qualified leads while spending less, whether it be pay per click campaigns, email marketing or print advertising. So if your marketing finances are suffering from high lead generation costs, here are three actionable ways to streamline your marketing activities, measure important KPIs, and reduce cost per lead. Utilize Marketing Automation. Create Harmony Between Marketing & Sales.

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The Top 11 Best B2B Marketing Podcasts for 2022

Oktopost

It’s no wonder that savvy B2B marketers are taking advantage of this popular and portable format to create value-packed audio programs. B2B podcasts are a powerful form of outbound marketing. Jump to Best B2B Podcasts. What is a B2B Podcast? B2B Growth.

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Paid Social Media for B2B: Strategies that Get Results

Oktopost

There are few things in a B2B marketer’s toolkit that can deliver as much ROI as paid social media marketing. But what if you could get more out of your current organic social media marketing strategy by using the power of paid ads and sponsored content instead? .

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B2B Marketing Automation Strategy for 2021

Oktopost

This is especially true for knowledgeable B2B marketers streamlining their workflow by relying heavily on the latest marketing automation strategies. . As a result, B2B marketers have adapted by implementing solid marketing automation practices to meet growing online demands. .

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How to Succeed with B2B Facebook Ads

Oktopost

Though it’s still the most widely-used social network in the world , B2B marketers don’t always see it as a viable platform for generating leads. Easy, but wrong — because with the right strategy, Facebook is a viable channel for B2B 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. These changes are affecting tactics, budgets, messaging, and metrics as illustrated in the compilation of B2B marketing facts and statistics below. B2B marketing budgets are shifting to digital and social.

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6 Key B2B Marketing KPIs to Measure

Oktopost

Every seasoned B2B marketer knows that launching a new campaign can be a venture into the unknown. But once your content is out there, you can start figuring how well it’s working towards accomplishing your marketing goals. 6 B2B Marketing KPIs to Measure.

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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. In fact, according to the 2017 State of Inbound report , lead generation is the biggest challenge for 63% of marketers. Before we jump into exploring the nuances of the lead generation game, let’s take a look at some of the proven methods of acquiring leads tried and tested by B2B marketers.

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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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What Is B2B Event Marketing and Why You Should Still Consider it in 2021

Oktopost

B2B event marketing has been proven to be as good as gold for this goal. . of its marketing budget for events. 99% found unique value in this B2B marketing strategy that they did not get from other channels. What are some types of event marketing.

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Why B2B Marketers Need to Educate Buyers With Content

Convince & Convert

Marketers are busy planning, creating, optimizing, and analyzing, and for many of us, creating content is just one of many things on our to-do lists. We’ve all seen the stats that reveal B2B marketers are spending more time, budget, energy, happy hours, hackathons, and puppy time on content. Most of those people are not ready to have a sales conversation. That means marketers want more people who download their content to become marketing qualified leads.

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Making Sense Outta B2B Social Listening

Oktopost

Ever wonder why B2B social listening is considered a black hole in terms of ROI? Saif amazes us with his compendious knowledge of B2B social listening. Radically Transparent is one of Oktopost ’s popular original podcast shows on our channel, B2B Marketing Now.

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How to Create An Effective B2B Social Media Strategy

Social Media Strategies Summit

Social media is an essential component of the marketing strategy of your business. But the way you design your social media strategy might vary depending on the type of business you have, e.g. business to consumer (B2C) or business to business (B2B). LinkedIn for B2B Social.

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The Essentials of B2B Search Marketing

Oktopost

If you’ve ever gone searching for information on the internet about a product you were interested in buying, you’ve replicated one of the critical parts of the B2B customer purchasing journey. As a result, having an effective Search Marketing strategy is more important than ever.

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B2B Social Media Strategy for a Post-COVID World

Oktopost

B2B marketing has felt these shifts as much as any other field. For B2B marketers, the big news about the pandemic-inspired social media renaissance isn’t about vibing on TikTok, but about what’s been happening on LinkedIn. Re-evaluate Your Marketing Strategy.

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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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Let’s Get Real… Does Your Content Convert?

Pam Moore

It's time to get real about the real return on the investment you make in content marketing. Is the money and time you are investing in content marketing helping you achieve your business goals? Are you one of the 22% of businesses that are satisfied with their conversion rates? I will be sharing with you the same methods and tools we leverage to obtain a 50-80% conversion rate on our own content consistently. Want the blueprint for social marketing success right now?

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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? Here are 11 concrete ways I think the environment in which B2B Marketers operate will evolve in 2011.

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