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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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B2B Employee Advocacy Best Practices

Oktopost

Why Employee Advocacy Matters for B2B. By sharing company-related content to their personal social media profiles, employees amplify a company’s message. It can take months for a B2B marketing team to build up a company’s presence and credibility online. Social Selling.

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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. The CMO Survey ).

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10 B2B social media post ideas to stand out in a crowded social landscape

Sprout Social

Creating captivating B2B social media post ideas can be… challenging. If you’re in B2B social, you know it has a bit of a reputation of being kind of dull. Don’t let this misconception turn you off of B2B social.

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Tips for Social Media Advertising this Holiday Season

Ignite Social Media

This past year many marketers struggled with their social media advertising efforts. State of Paid Media Buying in 2020. 2020 was a unique year for social media marketing, but the state of social ad buying specifically had some interesting points we want to address.

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. What is B2B Search Marketing? Your content becomes an engine for conversions.

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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. 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. Still, 61% of marketers want to increase the effectiveness of their SEO to get more visits and conversions this year.

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Essential Tips and Tools for B2B Social Media Marketing

Hootsuite

B2B social media marketing is often written off as boring or unnecessary. The digital media company credits its LinkedIn marketing efforts for closing 42% of its deals in 2018. B2B marketing helps Adobe ink bigger contracts. Why use social media for B2B marketing.

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8 Tips by B2B Marketers for LinkedIn Lead Generation

Oktopost

For B2B marketers, the importance of LinkedIn cannot be overstated. A remarkable 80% of B2B leads that come from social media originate from just one platform, and that’s LinkedIn. Why LinkedIn Lead Generation is Perfect for B2B Marketing. Leverage Conversation Ads.

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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. 83% of marketers surveyed recently have said “video is becoming more important” as being an essential part of their content strategy. Video Marketing B2B Marketing Strategy B2B Marketing Tips

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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. As the report notes, “these social pioneers now ponder whether this new social activity will pay off in business results, and when.

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Top 14 Social Media Management Tools for 2021

Oktopost

Social selling has become an almost inevitable part of B2B selling. Sadly enough, even though social selling is proven to increase company revenue by upwards of 16% , 3 in 4 sales reps don’t implement the strategy. Clearly, your buyers are now all over social media.

Social Media Budget Ratio in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The question is – What is the appropriate level of budget to support social media for a B2B company? First was the post on the Media Budget Ratio (MBR) for a B2B company. Which prompted a question by Scott Zosel about how much should you allocate for Social Media in your budget – and so I created the Social Media Budget Ratio (SMBR) post back in 2008 which was good but it lacked historical data like I have now.

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Best Practices for Using Social Media Listening to Improve Your Marketing Strategy

Social Media Strategies Summit

Want to know why social media listening should absolutely, 100% be part of your marketing plans right now? Social media listening is the same as this but on a massive scale. What Exactly is Social Media Listening (& Why Should I Care)?

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Yes, social media applies to B2B. In fact, social media can be MORE transformative for a B2B company than a B2C company. This is because B2B has a smaller potential customer base, a higher average price point, and a customer decision funnel that is more influenced by word of mouth and reputation. Are there differences between B2B and B2C in social media? This chart shows usage of five major social outposts by organization type.

The Social Media ROI Debate

Webbiquity SMM

Can the financial return on expenditures for social media business activities– in marketing, PR, customer support, HR, product development or other areas — be accurately measured? Can social media costs be justified on the P&L, so that as belts get ever tighter in this stagnant economy, these projects and tasks can be spared the budget axe? Among social media pundits, the debate rages on. Is social media ROI measurable?

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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. B2B audiences have an obviously distinct purpose in mind: to make money. Blogs and social media posting are a given for both B2B and B2C marketers; it’s the platform, depth of topic, and tone that are different.

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4 overlooked B2B market research methods for understanding your customers

Sprout Social

B2B buyers have a lot to consider on their path to purchase, and that path is not linear or simple. In fact, 77% of B2B buyers say their latest purchase was very complex or difficult. This is why B2B market research is critical. Get to know B2B buyers through keyword research.

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. 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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Social Media for Big Companies: 10+ Inspiring Examples

Hootsuite

Social media for big companies has become about as commonplace as human resource departments. Unless you’re Apple, you’re on social media. Customers take for granted that big companies are on social media. How big companies use social media.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. 71% say they are likely to purchase an item based on social media referrals; in fact, consumers report that social media plays almost as big a role in purchasing decisions as does television. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 7 Surprising Statistics About Twitter in America April 29th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Ah Twitter, we thought we knew you.

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Okay, that statistic was made up (though probably not far off the mark), but the social media and digital marketing facts and statistics below are real (or at least from generally reliable sources). For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business. But how do marketers and consumers view social media differently? How do top executives use social media? B2b vendors? Social Media Facts and Statistics.

Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every product marketer’s mind has been how to justify the ROI? If you’re concerned about social media cost justification, you’re not along. A recent Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) survey found that only 20% of CMO’s felt social media produced measurable ROI and 62% hoped it may someday.

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15 Simple Ways to Research Your Target Customer for FREE [podcast + worksheets]

Pam Moore

My agency, Marketing Nutz helps businesses of all sizes research their audience, prioritize their market segments and buyer personas for incredible results with digital, content and social media marketing. How to leverage natural conversation for customer research.

The Case for Letting Your Social Media Managers Get Weird

Hootsuite

It often takes something special to stand out as a brand on social media. Social media has the potential to be a liberating space where our marketing can be more than what we make of it right now. It starts with letting your social teams run faster, funnier, wilder.

19 More Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

While social media marketing has become commonplace, questions about how to optimize the use of social channels and networks, and how to stand out from the crowd, remain. The post 23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides , published here a few weeks ago, answered questions about social media trends, the evolution of social media marketing best practices, and how to optimize use of visual content.

Does Organic or Paid Social Media Work Better for Small Businesses?

The Realtime Report

Does Organic or Paid Social Media Work Better for Small Businesses? Over 70% small businesses use social media , meaning most recognize the value of social media as a channel for customer engagement. The question that small businesses face, though, is whether to invest in paid social media marketing: Can you pay your way to social media success? Organic Social Works for Brand Building and Maintenance.

Five Social Media Marketing Reports and Guides Worth Checking Out

Webbiquity SMM

For those whose job it is to generate leads and sales through content and social media, here are five excellent new resources to help increase your knowledge. 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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5 Social Media Strategy Questions Every CMO Needs to Answer in 2021

Hootsuite

Social media hit historical highs in the CMO budget this year. In fact, spending on social media marketing spiked by 74% to reach 23% of marketing budgets according to The CMO Survey , and marketers anticipate spending will remain close to this new high level as we enter the new year.

The Seven Best Ways to Increase Social Media Engagement for Your Business

Webbiquity SMM

Social media has transformed the way people interact with each other and how businesses market their offerings. But sometimes it’s incredibly frustrating to craft perfect social media posts, and schedule them at the optimal times, yet still get no likes, comments, pins, retweets, or shares on them. So, how do you get your audience to comment on your social media posts? How do you spark your social media engagement ?

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? Which social media platforms are most effective at influencing buyer behavior? How do the audiences differ across various social networks? Social Media Facts and Stats. by Social Media Today.

A Long List of Social Media Advertising Stats

Hootsuite

If you’re looking at the most common topics discussed by social media managers today, it’s probably a toss-up between two things: social media advertising and emojis. It feels like every month a social network unveils a new social media advertising tool. If you’re still not sure why you should put money behind your social media campaigns, we’ve gathered a long list of social media advertising stats that should help motivate you.

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102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. Today’s most effective marketers are optimizing content across channels, coordinating search and social marketing activities with traditional PR, and measuring their web presence and performance with sophistication. What do buyers really want from social media marketers?

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The 6 Dangerous Fallacies of Social Media October 8th, 2008 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet (Amazing Gangsta Chimp image by the talented Matt Cioffi ) You may have heard of social media.

Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business

Webbiquity SMM

Though business use of social media is rapidly increasing, many executives remain skeptical of its value. From a pure lead generation / ROI standpoint, this skepticism isn’t entirely unjustified; research from earlier this year showed that branding metrics (increased brand exposure, webs traffic, email subscribers partnerships)—not strict revenue or ROI measures—topped the list of benefits that b2b marketers realized from social media activities.

Not Tracking Social Media ROI is Your Fault

Convince & Convert

Last week, Susan Etlinger from Altimeter Group published the Social Media ROI Cookbook. It contains significant quantities of solid thinking, and provides a useful framework of six primary ways to measure social media effectiveness. click here to view and download the Social Media ROI Cookbook on Slideshare). If you’re looking to place blame for why you can’t measure social media ROI in your company, grab a mirror.

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A Social Media Budget Breakdown for Every Size of Business

Hootsuite

Every business—small, medium, or large—should have a social strategy , and every strategy should be backed by a social media budget. Plus, without an accurate social media marketing budget, it’s impossible to know the true ROI of your work. There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits all social media budget. Bonus : Get the step-by-step social media strategy guide with pro tips on how to grow your social media presence.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

This is the strategy of creating a Social FAQ. Website surveys, email surveys, Facebook inquiries, focus groups, telephone calls to 25 customers each month. The Key to Social Media Success is Just 2 Letters Why Content Marketing Matters To Me And Should To You [link] Howie at Sky Pulse Media This is what Sky Pulse Media is built on. Thanks for the link back to the social FAQ – I'd lost the link during my busy summer.

How to Find and Target Your Social Media Audience (Free Template)

Hootsuite

Developing a clear understanding of your social media target audience may be the most important thing you do as a social media marketer. Your target audience informs all elements of your social media strategy. How to find your social media target audience.