33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
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.
20 Expert LinkedIn Guides
JULY 7, 2014
LinkedIn has made dramatic changes to its platform over the past 18 months, making what was a rather plain but effective business networking tool into a content-rich, visually dynamic, more interactive professionally-focused social network. 7 Guides to Using LinkedIn for Career or Networking.
Social Networking Stats: LinkedIn Is Most Important Social Network for B2B Marketers, #RLTM Scoreboard
The Realtime Report
AUGUST 17, 2012
LinkedIn: 174 million members. LinkedIn Is Most Important Social Network for B2B Marketers. When asked which social media method is most important for their social outreach, LinkedIn was the clear winner among B2B marketers (chosen by 30%) according to new research by BtoB.
Why B2B Advertisers Need Facebook
JANUARY 9, 2017
With at least one study now showing social media to be a top marketing channel for B2B companies, it’s time for advertisers to re-examine their lead-generation mix. Most will look at LinkedIn first because it operates the world’s largest professional network, with more than 467 million members in over 200 countries and territories. For most B2B advertisers, we’re finding that Facebook generates exponentially more leads at a more efficient rate.
26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics
MARCH 27, 2013
Indisputably the largest business-oriented social network, LinkedIn has emerged as a crucial site for professional networking, B2B marketing, hiring and job seeking. How can individuals use LinkedIn most effectively, whether for personal branding, job seeking or networking?
The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy
MARCH 29, 2016
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.
3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing
DECEMBER 27, 2016
However, most of what’s written about social media functionality on a professional level tends to be focused on businesses that work directly with consumers (B2C) rather than B2B enterprises. Here are three tips for using social media more effectively in your B2B marketing.
How to Use LinkedIn Ads to Find B2B Leads
MAY 13, 2016
Finding B2B leads can’t get much easier than using LinkedIn Ads. LinkedIn boasts having the world’s largest professional network which is the ideal pool to find your target audience when dealing with the business to business market. Open LinkedIn Campaign Manager.
Understanding B2B Online Reviews
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
Obtaining online reviews as a B2B industry or organization is not quite as easy or common as it is for your typical B2C business. It is important for B2B organizations to acquire online reviews because B2B customers do more research before settling on a decision.
Top 9 LinkedIn Social Media Marketing Groups
OCTOBER 12, 2015
Here is a list of my nine favorite LinkedIn social media marketing groups that I think you’ll enjoy too. Description: This is the largest and most active social media marketing group on LinkedIn and it includes 20 subgroups for special interests. LinkedIn Social Media Marketing
What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)
AUGUST 27, 2013
There’s no question that B2B marketers have embraced social media. According to recent research , more than 80% of b2b marketers now use the “big 3″ social networks—LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook—to distribute content.
LinkedIn is the Login of Choice for B2B sites [infographic]
FEBRUARY 15, 2011
Tweet The social networking platform LinkedIn has become the login of choice on business-to-business websites. Since its last round-up of social logins in July 2010, the login of choice for B2B sites has grown rapidly. However, now LinkedIn is the platform gaining the position.
Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011
MARCH 21, 2012
While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. So how can companies most successfully use LinkedIn to generate more leads and sales? What’s the best way to start and grow a LinkedIn group?
Social Media is Key to B2B Content Marketing [Report]
JUNE 1, 2013
91% of B2B marketers now use social media as a content marketing tool. B2B marketers are distributing their content on social networks more than ever before. LinkedIn is the top social network when it comes to B2B content marketing.
Five Steps for a B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy
AUGUST 13, 2014
An effective B2B social media marketing strategy is very different than the ones employed by business-to-consumer companies. Here are five steps that every B2B company trying to implement a social media marketing strategy should take.
How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
This struggle is even more difficult for business-to-business (B2B) marketers, who feel so lost trying effectively target business professionals on Facebook that they only put in half the effort or abandon the platform completely.
Using YouTube for B2B
MAY 1, 2014
And despite YouTube’s reputation for being a generator of hilarious posts, it possesses serious marketing potential that is often overlooked for B2B companies. B2C is certainly effective on the Tube, but companies looking for B2B opportunities can benefit from utilizing the site as well.
LinkedIn Tricks for Social Media Professionals
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 23, 2015
Tweetable Moments Treat your LinkedIn page like a website. Viveka von Rosen is known internationally as the LinkedIn Expert. She has written the book on it and consults with businesses to optimize lead generation from LinkedIn. Optimize Your LinkedIn Page.
Why Social Media Matters for B2B Vendors
MARCH 28, 2011
B2B marketing executives, however, tend to be a bit more skeptical. Though adoption is increasing, many b2b marketers still question the true effectiveness of social media for reaching business buyers. 93% of B2B buyers believe that all companies should have a social media presence. •
The Ultimate LinkedIn Lead Generation Guide
JULY 20, 2016
Unlike social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram where users sign up for a variety of purposes, a majority of LinkedIn users are there for business. Most people sign up for LinkedIn for one of three reasons: Networking. Be Active on LinkedIn. Engagement LinkedIn
The B2B End Around
OCTOBER 5, 2011
I’m in B2B, not B2C. Individuals who very well may be on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. But there’s another way, which can work for many B2B’s and it’s what I call the “B2B end-around.” But at the same time you are doing that, you can also be doing the B2B end-around.
28 (of the) Best LinkedIn Marketing Guides of 2014
JANUARY 20, 2015
As noted in several of the posts highlighted below, LinkedIn is no longer just a hangout for job-seeking professionals, who largely abandon it in between job searches. What type of content works best on LinkedIn? How can you make the most of LinkedIn groups?
B2B Blogging Trends for 2011
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
Blogging is often viewed as the core component of a B2B social media marketing strategy, and other than discussion forums, it’s the most mature component of social media. So what’s next for B2B blogging? Share this on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn Analytics: The Complete Guide
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
Not that long ago, if you asked most people what they thought of LinkedIn, you’d probably hear comparisons to sites like CareerBuilder or Monster. For some time LinkedIn was seen as a job search platform. While social recruiting is definitely one of LinkedIn’s main functions, it has evolved into much more. LinkedIn offers a full set of features for businesses, and Sprout gives you tools to manage it all. LinkedIn Analytics focuses on three main areas: Company updates.
20 of the Sharpest LinkedIn Tips for Irresistible B2B Marketing
APRIL 23, 2013
LinkedIn doesn’t have the same mass appeal as Twitter, or the billion members of Facebook, but that’s just fine. It remains one of the best destinations for B2B marketers, due to the fact it’s niche appeal. LinkedIn members have the option of joining up to 40 groups.
How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business: B2B Tips!
OCTOBER 30, 2015
Learning how to use LinkedIn in a B2B setting can dramatically increase your ability to make connections with the right people at the right companies. The post How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business: B2B Tips!
The New Formula for Connecting with B2B Buyers [Infographic]
Social Selling Masters
NOVEMBER 6, 2016
Here are 3 ways social selling has changed the B2B sales process. 92% of B2B buyers choose to engage with industry thought leaders. Step up your game today with LinkedIn ’s network and Sales Navigator tools to reach out to your potential B2B customers.
Engaging the Right Audience on LinkedIn
APRIL 12, 2012
LinkedIn, one of the established social networks, is making strides in advancing how businesses can leverage the platform to engage followers. This week LinkedIn launched two new products that allow companies to more effectively engage the followers they have.
5 Clever Uses of LinkedIn for Unique Customer Experiences
Convince & Convert
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
While many companies are turning to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, don’t discount what’s possible on LinkedIn. KFC’s founder Colonel Harland Sanders may have been born in 1890, but that hasn’t stopped him from embracing modern technology to create a robust LinkedIn profile.
The Two Core Elements of B2B Social Media Marketing Success
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
Of course, in the B2B realm, your content should be targeted at addressing a specific question or concern of a specific type of buyer at a specific stage of the buying cycle (e.g. On LinkedIn, search for relevant groups, then connect with members of those groups. Join the same groups on LinkedIn.
5 LinkedIn “Must Haves
Social Media Citizens
MAY 13, 2011
With everyone going on about the wonders of Facebook and Twitter, our poor friend LinkedIn sometimes gets left out in the cold. With millions of people from all over the globe taking part in the conversation on LinkedIn, it is definitely a place online where your audience thrives.
Six Surprising B2B Content Marketing Ideas
PWB Marketing Blog
OCTOBER 5, 2011
One of the biggest challenges B2B marketers have is coming up with new content. Try these six surprising B2B content marketing ideas. Or, create a LinkedIn Group around a shared interest of your customers.
Four Ways to Optimize Content for B2B Search
MARCH 26, 2012
Because Google is still the top search engine used, B2B marketers need to, now, more than ever, create quality, engaging content and include meta data to have it display in search engine results. The focus of B2B content is to educate potential buyers and inspire them to action.
Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
LinkedIn is firmly ensconced among the “big 3″ social networks for marketing and business purposes, and though its base of 80 million members is far smaller than the 600 million users of Facebook, its impact in B2B marketing is larger. How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile.
B2B Marketing With Jason Miller From LinkedIn - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast
SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
By day, he also leads global content and social initiatives for LinkedIn Marketing Solutions helping marketers understand how to use LinkedIn to achieve their marketing goals and deliver real ROI. Before entering the B2B space, he spent ten years at Sony developing and executing marketing campaigns around the biggest names in music. b2b marketing. linkedin. linkedin marketing solutions.
What Does B2B Social Media Success Look Like?
MAY 23, 2011
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. How are B2B companies evaluating the results of social media marketing efforts?
Social Media and B2B – How To Gain Awesome Leads
OCTOBER 30, 2014
———– One of the biggest problems for B2B businesses is gaining more leads. This is especially a problem when you are advertising online, there are a number of things that B2B companies need to worry about that normal companies can ignore.
How People & Businesses Are Using LinkedIn [infographic]
JULY 18, 2011
Tweet In March this year, the professional networking service LinkedIn hit the 100-million-user milestone. LinkedIn is growing so quickly that it’s adding a new member every second. Gaining more and more members, LinkedIn is naturally getting more powerful and widespread.
Need More B2B Sales Leads? Ignore This Research
NOVEMBER 6, 2013
While the findings are interesting and no doubt reflect the experience of many b2b marketers, it’s crucial not to misinterpret the results. And given that more than 90% of b2b buyers use online sources in their buying decisions, it’s vital to maximize web presence.
10 Social Lessons for B2B Companies
JULY 20, 2016
Here are ten social lessons for forward-thinking B2B companies. Being present on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter may not be the best strategy for every company. — LinkedIn Marketing (@LinkedInMktg) May 23, 2016.