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

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Five Steps for a B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

SocialFish

Its taken a while, but the business-to-business community is finally jumping onto the social media bandwagon. An effective B2B social media marketing strategy is very different than the ones employed by business-to-consumer companies.

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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 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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22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Image credit: Buddy Media. In the posts highlighted below, 20 (or so) social media marketing pros review more than 200 tools, ranging from popular, widely used tools like Buffer, Hootsuite and Feedly to intriguing but lesser-known apps. by Maximize Social Business.

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Don’t Sell Your Brand’s Soul to the Facebook News Feed Algorithm and Vanity Metrics

Pam Moore

By now we should know that when it comes to social media and digital marketing, the only guarantee we have is change. Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that the news feed algorithm will be changing in a way that impacts brands and publishers. Hiring a Social Media Agency?

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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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What’s the Right Social Media Scheduling Tool for Your Business?

Webbiquity SMM

With so many different social media scheduling tools to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Every business has its own set of goals when it comes to social media marketing, so it makes sense that they’d use different tools based on those objectives.

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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.

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Three Creative Ways to Use Social Media to Promote your Event

Webbiquity SMM

Social networks have become the primary means of keeping friends, family members, and business contacts up to date on what’s happening in our lives. 77% of all Americans have at least one social media profile. Use Targeted Social Media Ads.

Ultimate Social Media Image Sizing Guide for 2017 + Adobe Photoshop Templates

Pam Moore

Are you tired of your Facebook cover image, Facebook advertising images, Facebook Group image, Twitter cover images, Pinterest board covers and LinkedIn images not looking as beautiful as the cool social media kids (aka visual savvy social marketers)?

Twitter Cleans up Spam Accounts

Ignite Social Media

Facebook is not the only social media channel that is trying to build back their reputation. Twitter has been struggling ever since they moved away from their bread and butter of the reverse chronological feed in early 2016.

Riding the Social Media Struggle Bus? You’re Not Alone

Webbiquity SMM

Recent research from MarketingProfs shows that 84% of B2B companies use social media marketing in some form, and the figure is likely higher for B2C firms. In social media, as in physical training, it takes time to see substantial results.

How Does Digital Marketing Differ From B2B to B2C?

agora pulse

Hill once said, “Unless you know your game’s feeding, sleeping and daily habits, unless you plan your hunt in great detail and follow your plan with great precision, you are not hunting at all… you’re just walking in the woods.”. Imagine that B2B is like LinkedIn and B2C is like Facebook.

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5 best growth marketing strategies for B2B

Socialmedia.biz

Target audience: Businesses, brands, B2B marketers, agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs. B2B includes not just blogs but videos, whitepapers, infographics, research reports and gamification. ‘Contact us’ buttons in social media. B2B Social marketing

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2011 Social Media Marketing Trends

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing has progressed from radical new idea to widely adopted practice in a remarkably short period of time. Just 5% of Americans said they were familiar with Twitter in 2008; by the fall of last year, that figure was 87%, and Twitter is now adding 300,000 new users per day. Three-quarters of b2b buyers use social media at some point during their purchase decision process, and marketers are responding with increased spending on social media marketing.

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21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” by Social-Hire.

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.

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Thursday Roundup: Twitter Tips

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media platforms will come and go; but I truly believe that if any recent platform has had a dramatic impact on how we communicate, it’s Twitter. 6 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Followers. 15 People Every B2B Marketer Should Follow On Twitter.

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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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How to Plan a New Product Launch on Social Media: Step-by-Step Guide with Examples

Later

Planning a new product launch on social media can feel daunting, but it’s also a huge opportunity to attract new followers, make sales, and convert your existing audience into customers! Ready to plan your new product launch on social media?

47 Social Media Statistics to Bookmark for 2017

Sprout Social

Right when you think you’re getting a grasp on your demographics, buyer habits and trends on social media , something new changes and turns your data into old news. That’s why it’s absolutely critical for any marketer to stay up to date on the newest social media statistics.

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. Social currency on the web today = attention + action. Unfortunately many marketers confuse social buzz with social bucks. Want the blueprint for social marketing success right now?

10 Important Skills and Traits Your Social Media Manager Will Need

Buffer Social

A decade ago, the role of a social media manager might not have even existed. Today, however, almost every company is involved in social media one way or another. But what does it take to be a great social media manager? Social Media Examiner (Blog). —.

55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. According to a HubSpot study, 71% of marketers viewed Twitter as a useful marketing tool last year, up from just 39% in 2009.

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How to Succeed on Social Media When You Have No Idea What You’re Doing

Rebekah Radice

How do you define social media success? Even when you have no idea what you’re doing, you can still create success on social media. Today I launch a new book, “ Social Media Mastery: A Comprehensive Guide to Social Media Success.”

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31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website?

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Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

Reports, surveys, studies and infographics are among the most popular content posted and shared across social networks. How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing? How are B2B marketers using social media differently from their B2C counterparts?

Talking The Social Media Walk

Waxing UnLyrical

All the comments were thoughtful, but there were a few that made me think a lot more about this whole “social media&# thing. Social media, which by definition is about being communal and sociable, making someone move towards the other end of the spectrum?

130 most important social media acronyms and slang you should know

Sprout Social

If you’ve been observing social media conversations, you might have come across a ton of lingo or acronyms that take you a while to figure out. Social media acronyms like TFW, TBH and LMK get thrown around very casually in comments, captions and conversations between people.

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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. B2B Services: 20.5%.

7 Truths About Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Thanks to books like The New Community Rules , written by yours truly, Engage , Social Media 101 , and others, social media marketing is, for the time being, going to still be on people’s minds as they discover this bright and sunny marketing opportunity.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter’s 200 million users collectively tap out a billion tweets per week. Nearly 3/4 of active Twitter users are bloggers. Twitter users are twice as likely to purchase from companies they follow than are Facebook users. How can Twitter to used to support SEO efforts?

How to Use Your CEO’s Twitter Account to Build Brand Loyalty

Convince & Convert

A dramatic number of consumers have come to expect an executive presence on social media, particularly Twitter, as a means of accessing brands 24/7/365. For marketers, this means it’s time to drag your CEOs into Twitter Town, if they aren’t already there.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list. Tony blogs at Social CTO.

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

Convince & Convert

Tired of chasing shiny objects, and setting up Twitter and Facebook accounts with clear direction, or success metrics? I presented today at Social Media AZ , a new conference for Arizonans interested in, and practicing social media. This presentation: “Why Before How: The Keys to Developing a Social Media Strategy in 7 Steps&# also formed the basis for my recent MarketingProfs Webinar. How Does Your Audience Use Social Media?

78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

With the amount of helpful content about social media marketing growing faster than Facebook’s user base or Lindsay Lohan’s court appearances, it’s tough to keep up. Social Media Marketing Tips, Tactics and Guides. Building Social Bookmarking Networks 101 by Search Engine Journal. HOW TO: Create Custom Backgrounds for Twitter, YouTube, & MySpace by Mashable. What is Social Media Optimization and Why Should I Care?

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20 More of the Best Twitter Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

As the fourth-largest social network, and the fastest growing in 2012 , Twitter has emerged as a serious platform for business professionals to share breaking news, promote thought-leadership content, and engage with customers, prospects, peers and industry influencers.

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The 25 Top Social Media Management Tools for Businesses of All Sizes

Buffer Social

How do you stay on top of all your social media marketing tasks? From creating and publishing content to analytics and reporting, it can be pretty overwhelming to think of all the jobs social media marketers have to complete every day. Social networks supported.

9 Social Media Hacks I Use Every Day

Convince & Convert

Social media isn’t inexpensive, it’s just different expensive. To do it well requires a tremendous time commitment, and regardless of what your life and lifestyle entails, the time you spend on social comes with an opportunity cost price tag.