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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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 Social Media Strategy for a Post-COVID World

Oktopost

We’re working from home, live streaming classes and get-togethers, and shifting even more of our social lives onto social media. B2B marketing has felt these shifts as much as any other field. These days, it’s not uncommon for tensions to run high on social media.

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How to Optimize Videos Across Every Social Network

Oktopost

From Instagram Stories to Facebook Live, more and more B2B marketing professionals are realizing the potential of social video in driving greater audience engagement, higher conversion rates, and more revenue. Social Media Marketing Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Social Engagement Social Media Strategy Thought Leadership Twitter Video Marketing YouTubeWe’ve all heard the numbers: video is expected to make up more than 80% of all web traffic by 2019.

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. For those that were around in the “early days” of social media will be the first to tell you that today’s social media is a far cry from what it was back then.

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LinkedIn vs Facebook: Which Will be Better for B2B in 2021?

Oktopost

When it’s time to launch a B2B marketing campaign on social media, LinkedIn seems like the obvious platform of choice. There’s no mystery why B2B marketers keep flocking to it – it simply works. Content relevant to B2B decision makers and said decision makers?

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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. Social media analytics.

The Complete Guide to B2B Social Media Management

Oktopost

Once upon a time, the streams of the freewheeling social media world and the seriousness of high-stakes B2B marketing didn’t cross. The B2B buyer’s journey can be long and convoluted, and now it often ventures into the social media landscape. Select your social platforms.

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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. While some are excited for the possibility to lessen social pressure and competition, others believe the update will do the exact opposite by forcing the inevitable creation of a new way to measure popularity. . B2B Marketing Content Marketing Social Media Marketing

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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. Everyday I provide support on the social web to customers.

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The When, Where, How and Why of B2B Social Selling

Oktopost

Don’t call it social selling. Using social media to network has been a concept around since Reid Hoffman founded LinkedIn in 2002. So if it’s not social selling, then what is it? The Power is in the Network. Build a Social Selling Empire.

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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? Social currency = attention + action. 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.

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. SMR has developed a sophisticated methodology for continuously tracking the top brands on social media based on reach, satisfaction and other metrics. B2B marketing executives, however, tend to be a bit more skeptical. 85% of B2B buyers say they want B2B vendors to engage and interact with them online. •

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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 customer support I would argue is the single best place to focus your social media efforts since it can reduce customer churn and increase your retention rates faster than any other program I have ever seen before thereby delivering a strong ROI.

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. In addition, 36% claim tying social to business goals is a challenge, and only 9.4 % are able to quantify the revenue driven by social. Social activities provide indicators of buyer interest.

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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. Unfortunately many marketers confuse social buzz with social bucks. The hottest tools and technology to create, inspire, connect and convert lookers into buyers using the social and digital web of today!

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.

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.

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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. But what does this mean for brands, especially B2B vendors, that have traditionally relied on more conservative means of attracting their audiences? The rules of the game are changing, and establishing a digital presence has gone well beyond having a basic website and occasionally updated social media pages.

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THE BEST SOCIAL NETWORK FOR LAWYERS, OR ANYONE, IS….

Myrland Marketing

Home About Services Social Media Speaking-Training LMA Contact Subscribe Myrland Marketing Minutes Strategic Social Media: Making Social Media Make Sense THE BEST SOCIAL NETWORK FOR LAWYERS, OR ANYONE, IS… by Nancy Myrland on April 6, 2010 An interesting question was posed on a legal marketing forum of which I am a member. The question had to do with a recommendation for the most effective online social network for lawyers.

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. The belief was that information that could be public should be transitioned to social media, but proprietary information should remain under wraps in email, on the phone and in meetings. Migrating external communications to the social web turns customer service into public relations, and minimizes call center demand. guest post social media b2b

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Social Media Listening for B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is managing the flow of information about their brands, products, and services that occurs in social media channels, including microblogs (such as Twitter), social networking sites (such as Facebook), blogs, and online forums. More than ever, customers are using social media to spread the word about the brands they like and perhaps more importantly, don’t like. What’s your Social Media diet?

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What Does B2B Social Media Success Look Like?

Webbiquity SMM

Until recently, most social media case studies have focused on consumer brands. It’s not that B2B companies aren’t finding success in social media marketing, but more (in my experience at least) that they are less willing to publicly reveal their strategies for competitive reasons. 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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Social Media Lead flow in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Word spreads quickly in Social Media – sometimes more quickly than you can keep up with. In the last post we covered Social Media Listening for B2B Marketing and while providing outstanding customer support is always a good choice when it comes to building a business case that will stand up in the boardroom, another very fertile area to consider is creating a stream of leads from all those conversations out there.

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Is Social Conversation a Myth?

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 Is Social Conversation a Myth? Yet, Mitch doesn’t see it happening in social media. He writes: There is not much conversation going on at all.

In B2B Marketing: Content is Media

Buzz Marketing for Technology

But these days for B2B Marketers I think we need to take it a step further and say that “Content is Media&#. Building a solid content creation engine is critical to B2B marketers today. I think B2B marketers really need to think and act more like a media house themselves. Related posts: The 4 P’s to Social Media Marketing Ok ok – based on the great response I got. B2B Marketing Content: Lure or Lasso?

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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. What’s your Social Media diet?

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How to build a better business with B2B social listening

Sprout Social

If you’re a B2B brand, chances are you already have plenty on your plate. However, that’s no excuse to sleep on social listening. Customers and competitors are sounding off like never before on social media, especially in the ever-so-opinionated B2B space. And so the rules of succeeding with B2B social media are changing. With the help of B2B social listening, those answers are just a few clicks away. Look no further than the social space.

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

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Advertising Behavioral Targeting Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Interactive Marketing Lead Generation Online Advertising Online Testing Testing. But what happens when the efficacy of the ad network declines? If a mobile ad is directing smartphone users to your mobile site, have you tested the specific page they’re landing on and optimizing it to drive higher engagement, conversions and cross-channel revenue?

Will Facebook replace your B2B Marketing email system?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The point here for B2C and B2B Marketers is that as Facebook makes their platform rich in interaction and captures more users and hence more conversations about your brand – you will need to be there and engage with their user base. I still get questions from B2B firms asking if they should start a presence in Facebook and the answer is unequivocally YES.

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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. Open, public social networks (e.g.,

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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. This may be a problem with measurement, or with setting the wrong objectives for social media marketing (it’s far more effective for customer service and driving traffic to top-of-the-funnel content than to direct purchase, for example). Social Audience Strategy.

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How to Choose a Social Media Listening Platform for B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In the last post we covered how to create a Social Media Lead Flow. And once you have identified the conversations where you think a sales opportunity may be occurring you need to feed that into your listening platform so you can flag those opportunities when they come in. There is a growing number of listening platforms devoted to Social Media – everything from highly customized services that are managed for you, to free tools you can manage yourself.

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Defining a Strategy To Use Content In B2B Marketing

Mindjumpers

Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « Improve Organizational Efficiency via Social Media-Part II Roskilde Festival is on Foursquare » Defining a Strategy To Use Content In B2B Marketing Posted by admin Jul 1st, 2010 Tweet Mindjumpers collaborates with bloggers associated with the Social Marketing Forum. What is often missing in B2B content marketing is a strategy.

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Need More B2B Sales Leads? Ignore This Research

Webbiquity SMM

But social media (including Twitter, Pinterest and Google+), display ads and online video are among the worst activities for achieving either objective. While the findings are interesting and no doubt reflect the experience of many b2b marketers, it’s crucial not to misinterpret the results. A study from Siriius Decisions found that b2b buyers are typically 70% of the way through their purchase process before they contact a vendor’s sales team.

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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. Social media has reached middle age(d).

The Must-Follow Principles of B2B Social Media Success

Convince & Convert

Please read it, Jonathan has some amazing tips for marketers everywhere, especially in the B2B sector. How an internally driven social plan (versus externally created) leads to a trustworthy and speedy network. Why “social” means “democratic” when it comes to structure. How letting down your competitive guard leads to a successful B2B social presence. Why B2B social exists in more than just the Marketing/Communications Department.

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Streamline Your Social Customer Care With the New Inbox

Oktopost

Today, when remote work has become our new reality, social media is turning into a prime communication channel for people and businesses alike. B2B companies leverage social to deliver fast and responsive customer support as well as tap into conversations that are relevant to their brand.

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Social Media Attribution with Oktopost & Bizible

Oktopost

No longer can we ignore the fact that social media plays a critical role in the B2B buyer’s journey. When it comes to tracking organic social media activities, Oktopost can enhance Bizible attribution and allow you to see if the buyer’s journey started on social.

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B2B & Social Media - A Match Made In Virtual Heaven

Diva Marketing Blog

For the 999,798th time a VIP Marketing Person said to me, "Toby I sort of get how social media can fit into a B2C company but I don't think it's really right for my B2B company." I told him this story - A long time ago, before tweets or status updates on social networks, a smart man said to me, " You don't do business with a company, you do business with the people who work for the company." How are you using social media in a B2B environment?

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