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. Discussions on influence in social have been around since social began. Now B2B marketing? B2B influencers?

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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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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. Where does social media fit in the marketing mix?

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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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Why Social Media Matters for B2B Vendors

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing has clearly been embraced by consumer brands. Pepsi famously dropped its Super Bowl advertising a year ago in favor of a social media campaign. B2B marketing executives, however, tend to be a bit more skeptical.

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How Does Treating LinkedIn Like It Was Twitter Impact Results for B2B? [Research]

Webbiquity SMM

The top two social networks for B2B marketers, LinkedIn and Twitter, are different in several important ways. Consequently, B2B marketers generally post more frequently on Twitter and share more third-party content. Research] appeared first on B2B Marketing Blog | Webbiquity.

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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. According to CMI , 91% of B2B marketers are already using content marketing to generate leads.

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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. This is the great struggle for the enterprise in social media. It’s ticking and you need to figure out real quick where social media fits within your org.

How to Track Conversions from Social Media

Oktopost

For B2B marketers looking to prove the credibility of their work, the most important metrics are the ones that show a real impact on revenue. Your marketing automation and social media teams each have certain KPIs in order to prove the ROI of their marketing initiatives.

What Does B2B Social Media Success Look Like?

Webbiquity SMM

Until recently, most social media case studies have focused on consumer brands. Recently, that’s begun to change a bit as blogs like TopRank and Marketo have highlighted b2b social media success stories. Expanded social media following (e.g.,

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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. Billion spent on social media marketing in the U.S. alone last year , it’s clear that social media is being cemented as a marketing function in most B2B organizations.

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Best Practices in B2B Retargeting

SocialFish

Reaching out through social media to past visitors on the sites that they normally visit each day has proved to be an essential way to bring them back while increasing the opportunity for a sale. It’s clear that B2B retargeting is an area with a lot of opportunity.

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Measuring the Impact of Social Media in B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Forrester recently released a report by Laura Ramos and Augie Ray on How to Assess the Impact of Social Media in B2B Tech Marketing. While B2B marketers have been ramping up social media activities over the past 18 months, not all are seeing the outcomes they’d hoped for.

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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.

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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). B2B Social Media Myth #1.

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Big Announcement! THE Social Media Training Academy and Member Community for Business is Here!

Pam Moore

Do you have social media, digital marketing and branding problems? I am excited to announce that TODAY we officially open the public doors to our brand new Social Profit Factor training academy and member community! Do you have social media problems? .

The Guide To Social Media Marketing Automation

Webbiquity SMM

There are several reasons why marketers may want to partially automate their social media campaigns. First, success with social media marketing comes with frequency (plus quality). Social media platforms and practices evolve constantly.

Let’s Get Real… Does Your Content Convert?

Pam Moore

Is the time you invest researching your audience, learning the social networks and pounding out mounds of content fruitful? Are you one of the 22% of businesses that are satisfied with their conversion rates? Are you increasing your social currency with your actions?

How to Create Content that Inspires, Connects and CONVERTS Lookers to Buyers: FREE Webinar

Pam Moore

Your epic piece of content is shared all over the social and digital web, once again. Or maybe you are trying to stomp those random acts of marketing, yet you just haven't cracked that conversion nut? Social currency on the web today = attention + action.

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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Should you let social media conversations direct your business?

Dave Fleet

Here’s a question for you: Should you let conversations in social media direct your business? If you’ve worked in the social media space, that seems like a pretty straightforward “yes”, right? monitoring social media social media monitoring

Seven Key Categories of Social Media Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Savvy B2B marketers put significant effort into developing a professional, attractive, and highly functional website design —as the company’s website is often the first impression prospective buyers will get of the business and its offerings. Social Media Monitoring Tools.

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Social Media Success Requires a Marriage, Not a One Night Stand

Pam Moore

So why would we think that marketers and business leaders would think any different when it comes to social media? I remember the early days of social media and watching the tweets fly by looking something like this… Free marketing with social media, join my workshop!

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.

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Instagram Hides Likes, What This Means for B2B

Oktopost

If keeping up to date with the latest social media news is one of your favorite pastimes, then you are most likely aware of the rumors circulating about the plan for Instagram to hide the like counter. The future of Instagram, as with every social network, is unbeknownst to most.

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3 More ROIs in Social Media – Conversations Leads and Advocates

Buzz Marketing for Technology

If you follow me you know I talk a lot about the ROI of Social Media since I happen to have stumbled on a great ROI using Social Media in providing support for our customers at Avaya. Social Media for the Boardroom At a recent BlogWell event I got a chance to.

Agile Marketing in B2B

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Buyer interest and trends can change in the blink of an eye, in particular as social and other media drive the news. We wanted to own this conversation. Agile marketing increasingly is being recognized as a powerful key to content effectiveness.

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Easy B2B Tips for Google+ Users

SocialFish

That’s true in any realm, and social media is guided by many of the same principles as more traditional types of media. One of the primary goals of using Google+ for B2B purposes is to demonstrate authority.

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The Absolute Guide to B2B Advertising on Quora

Oktopost

Nowhere is this more true than in B2B marketing, where buyers aren’t (as) swept up by trends and viral ads. B2B buyers are increasingly using social media and user generated content to research their major purchases. This presents B2B marketers with a new playground.

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How Pinterest and Google Plus Can Work for B2B Social Media

Convince & Convert

Other than the MarketingProfs Twitter handle , which is run by Head of Content Ann Handley, Rob runs all of the social media and marketing endeavors for MarketingProfs. “I’m the social hub for the messages that all the units need to get out,” he says.

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Four Benefits of Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing has come a long way over the past decade. Creativity and engagement are essential for a successful B2B or consumer brand social strategy. Here are four key benefits of social media marketing. Increase Conversion Opportunities.

B2B Social Media Gets Intimate

Social Media Marketing

Up to now, one the biggest challenges that social media posed was forcing organizations to decide just how open they should be. Migrating external communications to the social web turns customer service into public relations, and minimizes call center demand.

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4 Fresh Trends in B2B Social Campaigns

Convince & Convert

Consumer brands spent the early years of the social boom using campaigns to collect likes, create conversation, and distribute coupons. Meanwhile, B2B marketers sat on the sidelines waiting for social campaign technology to deliver against their more sophisticated needs.

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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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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). Increasingly, B2B brands are taking this maxim to heart. B2B brands that put a compelling twist on their content stand to reap the benefits.

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Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity SMM

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. Did anybody say B2B is boring? Be human: Not just social media; be social.

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

Webbiquity SMM

As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. What role does social play in a brand’s overall online visibility?