The Top B2B Marketing Trends for 2018 – A Meta-Analysis

Webbiquity SMM

Yet another post about 2018 B2B marketing trends? This piece compiles and analyzes the predictions of more than 100 B2B marketing professionals as published in 10 highly-ranked posts over the past month (best!). Here we go… Content Marketing Trends.

Seven Reasons Your B2B Marketing Should Include Cats

Webbiquity SMM

Felines have made their way into marketing campaigns from companies like GoDaddy , Ikea , and many others. Even Mercedes Benz has pawed its way on board the cat marketing trend. So should your marketing include cats? Even in B2B, buyers are actual humans with feelings.

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Agile Marketing in B2B

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Agile marketing increasingly is being recognized as a powerful key to content effectiveness. Breaking news creates windows of opportunities, but only if marketers are quick and smart enough to take advantage of them. Market trigger : We knew that the U.S.

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Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity SMM

According to recent research from Forrester, digital marketing spend in the US will reach $120 billion by 2021. 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.

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The Guide to B2B Influencer Marketing for CMOs [Infographic]

Social Media Today

While influencer marketing is most commonly associated with B2C, B2B brands are making the connection, and utilizing influencers to boost their efforts

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Infographic: B2B content marketing trends

Sherrilynne Starkie

Despite continued economic uncertainty, nearly half of B2B marketers plan to increase their marketing spend this year. Why Visual Content and Marketing Go Hand in Hand [Infographic]. Content Marketing Tips: 10 Tips and Tricks for Creating Content.

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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. Email Marketing. And 23% say that lead generation is the topmost benefit of email marketing.

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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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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. How should b2b marketers adjust their strategies to keep up with this evolution?

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20 Brilliant B2B Marketing and Digital Business Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

B2B marketers today certainly live in “interesting times” (in the sense of the not-actually-Chinese curse ). Image Credit: B2B Marketing Insider. 55% of B2B buyers say they search for product/vendor information on social media. B2B PR Sense Blog ).

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How to Build a B2B Influencer Marketing Strategy for 2020 [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Influencer marketing offers significant opportunity for B2B brands - check out these tips

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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. Then and now, and thus, the more data a marketer has, the better the decision they can make. Now B2B marketing? B2B influencers?

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The Top B2B Influencer Marketing Trends for 2020 [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Influencer marketing is not confined to the realm of B2C brands, B2B influencers are also having a major impact. Take a look at this infographic listing of major B2B influencer trends

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How to Use Instagram to Drive Traffic to Your B2B Website

Webbiquity SMM

A lot of B2B marketers make the mistake of thinking their brand has no place on Instagram. Not only are all those accounts feasible direct targets for your B2B marketing campaigns , they are also scores upon scores of possible traffic to drive to all your other online assets.

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Three More Ways to Get the Attention of Today’s Busy B2B Buyers

Webbiquity SMM

If you’re in B2B sales or marketing, you know how challenging it is to get the attention of today’s buyers. In such a competitive environment, how can your team connect with today’s B2B buyers? Guest post by Marie Johnson.

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B2B Marketers Share Their Best Tips for Instagram

Social Media Today

How can B2B marketers tap into the power of Instagram to reach their social media goals? We spoke with our friends on #SMTLive to get others opinions on the matter, and here is what we learned

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Best B2B Chatbot Examples

Ignite Social Media

Today, we examine the best B2B chatbots being used to drive business objectives. B2B Chatbot Examples. If there’s one B2B brand that’s investing in chatbots, its HubSpot. Last year, the marketing software platform acquired Motion.ai

Study: B2B Marketers Underestimate The Power of Thought Leadership

Social Media Today

A recent study conducted by Edelman and LinkedIn surveyed B2B business decision-makers, content creators and salespeople to see the differences of how each group perceived the value of thought leadership

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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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B2B Marketing is Becoming More Like B2C Marketing – Or is it?

Webbiquity SMM

B2B marketing has traditionally been viewed (correctly) as much different from the promotion of consumer products. Image Credit: Lydia’s Marketing Blog. Much of the study focused on online commerce, where changes in b2b offerings indeed make sense.

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The Top 10 B2B Marketing Strategies for 2019

Oktopost

With all that available, there’s no excuse for running a business-to-business marketing campaign that can be accurately described as, “throwing stuff at the wall and seeing what sticks”. For digital marketers, that’s even more important. Strategy 1: Outbound Marketing.

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B2B Marketing Trends 2016-2020: Social Media Breakfast Wrap

Webbiquity SMM

What trends will drive B2B marketing over the next three to four years? Where should savvy B2B marketers invest their resources to optimize results over the next few years?

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The Ultimate Guide to a Rock-Solid B2B marketing Strategy [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Check out these B2B marketing strategy tips and notes to help refine your approach Looking to improve your digital strategy?

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Leveraging Emotions in B2B Marketing on LinkedIn [Infographic]

Social Media Today

LinkedIn has released a new infographic which outlines the potential of video content for B2B marketing

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Where does Google+ fit into your B2B Marketing plans? [infographic]

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Have you made Google Plus a part of your marketing strategy yet? This handy guide will show you exactly why Google Plus is such a useful tool for businesses and B2B marketing. If not, you could be missing out on a great opportunity to grow your audience.

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3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR. But with the right knowledge and strategy, social media can be an invaluable part of a B2B online marketing plan. Guest post by Larry Alton.

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3 Differences Between B2C and B2B Social Media Marketing

Oktopost

Over time, as the world started to realize the amazing potential of social media marketing, forward thinking organizations began incorporating social media marketing into their overall marketing mix. Now the messaging within a social post itself is a type of content marketing.

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5 Ways Boring B2B Brands Can Kill It With Content

Convince & Convert

B2B brands have the challenge of engaging fans despite boring content. These illuminating examples prove that B2B can have fun with content marketing.

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Understanding B2B Online Reviews

SocialFish

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.

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The Case for B2B Marketing on LinkedIn [Infographic]

Social Media Today

LinkedIn has long been recognized as the key platform for B2B marketing, with 575 million professionals signed up. This infographic underlines that case

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Get Creative with B2B Marketing in 2015

SocialFish

One of the best things about marketing is the constant challenge that comes with it. B2B is especially susceptible to very high standards and unusual challenges. B2B marketing has to be smarter, sleeker and faster than B2C. Guerrilla Marketing.

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8 New B2B Video Content Marketing Trends

Convince & Convert

This is the sentiment that started the Vidyard Ignite conference – the first-of-its-kind event specifically designed to address the issues that B2B marketers face when it comes to creating video. B2B companies like to give the idea of “humor” in their marketing the brush-off.

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5 Ways B2B Can Learn from B2C Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Business and consumer brands have traditionally approached marketing from two totally different vantage points. But the reality is that B2B buyers are very similar to B2C consumers— whether it’s buying a new car or new enterprise software, consumers want to be educated and informed.

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5 Hot Areas For B2B Marketing

Meltwater

If you are a B2B marketer, gone are the days when you hammered prospects with… Read More.

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Empathy and Marketing: How to Turn Your B2B Prospects Into People

Webbiquity SMM

Brands know they can’t ignore these platforms (which is why 95% of B2B marketers have created corporate social media accounts) and the successful companies have figured out a way to effectively engage and build strong relationships with their customers. Guest post by Brooke Cade.

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Nine B2B Marketing Lessons from College Visits

Webbiquity SMM

The adventures have been eye-opening (college life has changed a lot since the 90s) and, sitting late last week in another university presentation, it occurred to me that there are lessons to be learned for social media marketers from the way colleges handle this process: (at least) nine of them.

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Instagram Hides Likes, What This Means for B2B

Oktopost

The same holds true for B2B organizations, who use Instagram to effectively display the more human, cultural, and light-hearted side of their company. . Instead of fearing the potential hidden like update, there are ways B2B businesses can instead use it to their advantage.

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7 B2B Marketing Challenges (And How CRM can Help)

Oktopost

How do you align your B2B marketing approach with the shifting technological landscape? B2B Marketing CRM GDPR Marketing TrendsDo you embrace new tools and trends? Or do you sit back, waiting to see how these developments play out, while your competitors dive in head first? At the rate of change we’re seeing today, being an early adopter can keep you […].

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B2B Blogging Trends for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

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?

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Ultimate Guide to B2B Social Media Marketing in 2017

Meltwater

Social media has entirely reshaped the way the world communicates. Instead of relying on celebrities,… Read More.

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