How B2B Tech Marketing on Twitter is Changing (Research)

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter and LinkedIn remain the top two social networks for B2B marketers. Twitter offers some specific capabilities (such as lists ) that make it uniquely valuable for B2B companies. That said, there are some disturbing signs developing for Twitter (and the B2B marketers who rely on the platform). Per recent research , though 77% of B2B marketers say they use Twitter to distribute content, Twitter use is down 8% since 2014.

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Dad Jokes: The B2B Marketing Edition

Oktopost

So to honor them… We’ve gathered some of the funniest B2B Marketing Jokes from around the web and sent CEO, Daniel Kushner and Managing Director EMEA, Colin Day , into battle to tell some of the best B2B Marketing Dad Jokes around. 14 of the Best B2B Marketing Dad Jokes: What is a pirates favorite piece of B2B marketing content? My marketer friend quit her job to start a bakery. How Does a B2B marketer make her boat go?

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6 Key B2B Marketing KPIs to Measure

Oktopost

Every seasoned B2B marketer knows that launching a new campaign can be a venture into the unknown. But once your content is out there, you can start figuring how well it’s working towards accomplishing your marketing goals. 6 B2B Marketing KPIs to Measure.

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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? B2B marketing can be tough, especially when so many campaigns look the same. Since you’re after more than a mere semi-interested glance at what you have to offer, consider adding cats to your marketing materials. Guest post by Emma Williams.

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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.

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. Why should have a video marketing program? 83% of marketers surveyed recently have said “video is becoming more important” as being an essential part of their content strategy.

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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!). The predictions ranged from honing content marketing strategy (popular) to sales-marketing alignment (a bit old?) Here we go… Content Marketing Trends. ” — 2018 Trends: B2B Marketing , Edelman.

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.

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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. In fact, according to the 2017 State of Inbound report , lead generation is the biggest challenge for 63% of marketers. 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.

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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. On topic of agile marketing is what some have called newsjacking, which means responding quickly to news items of the day. But professional service firms often impose inherent drags on marketing response. Market trigger : We knew that the U.S.

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B2B Employee Advocacy Best Practices

Oktopost

Why Employee Advocacy Matters for B2B. It can take months for a B2B marketing team to build up a company’s presence and credibility online. This is exactly why employee advocacy is so powerful: your team is the key to unlocking the true potential of social media marketing. Why Employee Advocacy Matters for B2B. The bottom line is that more and more B2B buyers distrust brands and their distrust is growing stronger every day. Table of Contents.

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Making Sense Outta B2B Social Listening

Oktopost

Ever wonder why B2B social listening is considered a black hole in terms of ROI? Saif amazes us with his compendious knowledge of B2B social listening. Radically Transparent is one of Oktopost ’s popular original podcast shows on our channel, B2B Marketing Now.

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SOLUTION: Your Epic B2B Social Media Marketing Sales Guide

Sociallyin Insider Blog

Searching the internet late at night or even in the office trying to find a solution to your B2B sales problems? Social Media Marketing Social Selling Social Selling Assistant B2B B2B Marketing

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10 Best B2B Webinar Platforms for 2021

Oktopost

So many B2B deals closed, and so many connections made. Back in the B2B world, companies are increasingly shining a spotlight to online lead generation and engagement. So what exactly is a webinar, and why are they so crucial to your B2B strategy in 2021?

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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. I do however, know a lot of marketers out there, who struggle with determining and identifying influence in social media and because of that, can not leverage it; and that’s NOT a commodity! 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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Top Tactics for B2B Growth Hacking

Socialmedia.biz

Growth hacking involves quickfire experimentation across a marketing funnel aimed at rapid growth. Breaking into a market is challenging, and it will not happen without hard work. Before launching a B2B growth hacking strategy, you need management buy-in.

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8 Tips by B2B Marketers for LinkedIn Lead Generation

Oktopost

Not a bad zinger, but here we are four years later and LinkedIn is widely acknowledged as an invaluable resource not just for headhunters and job seekers, but for marketers and sales professionals too. 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.

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3 Amazing Podcast Episodes from B2B Marketing Now

Oktopost

The premise behind B2B Marketing Now , Oktopost ’s original podcast channel, could not be more simple: bring together the best of the best of the B2B marketing space, and episode-by-episode, share their experiences navigating the modern day marketing function.

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LinkedIn Presents Latest B2B Trends for Contrarian Marketers

Social Media Today

This past week, LinkedIn held their 3rd Annual ‘B2B Trends for the Contrarian Marketer’ presentation hosted by LinkedIn’s own Peter Weinberg, a marketing strategist, who shared the five trends that all B2B marketers should keep top of mind

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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). In their haste to produce marketing messages that demonstrate the value of their products and services, many companies default to the text-heavy, jargon-loaded, spec-focused content they relied on in the analog days. Increasingly, B2B brands are taking this maxim to heart. Visual Marketing Magic.

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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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What LinkedIn?s New Features Mean for B2B Marketers

Ignite Social Media

LinkedIn’s new features provide some exciting opportunities for B2B Marketers to continue to grow their businesses. To stay in the know with all of the latest platform updates and what they mean for marketers, use the form below to subscribe to our bi-weekly trends newsletter: The post What LinkedIn’s New Features Mean for B2B Marketers appeared first on Ignite Social Media Agency.

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12 Ways to Leverage Holiday Email Greetings for B2B Sales [ w/Examples]

Oktopost

But that doesn’t mean you should ignore the B2B email marketing opportunity and (properly) engage your clients and prospects with holiday greetings. . Nearly two-thirds of all buyers are more likely to open and read marketing emails during the holidays. B2B 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? The genesis for the presentation was the research done a few months ago in conjunction with Tony Karrer , asking the expert B2B blogging contributors to the B2B Marketing Zone one simple question as shown to the right.

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5 Essential Social Media Best Practices for B2B Marketers

Oktopost

B2B social media marketing success doesn’t have to be difficult. Unless, you’re a B2B business.That’s a whole different ball game. Most social media networks, other than LinkedIn are not set up for B2B marketing. Create content B2B buyers like. “If

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Top 10 B2B Influencers in 2020

Oktopost

When it comes to B2B marketing thought leaders, the COVID-19 crisis has driven experts and influencers in the field further into the digital realm. Last year, influencer marketing spending demonstrated a 70% growth rate year-over-year , reaching $2.6 Social Media Marketing

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How to Create An Effective B2B Social Media Strategy

Social Media Strategies Summit

Social media is an essential component of the marketing strategy of your business. But the way you design your social media strategy might vary depending on the type of business you have, e.g. business to consumer (B2C) or business to business (B2B). LinkedIn for B2B Social.

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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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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. B2B marketers are struggling more than ever to get targeted prospects to engage; almost 60 percent say it’s a challenge for them to generate new leads, according to Chief Marketers’ 2019 B2B Marketing Outlook report. In such a competitive environment, how can your team connect with today’s B2B buyers? Guest post by Marie Johnson.

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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 The post Best B2B Chatbot Examples appeared first on Ignite Social Media - The original social media agency. Social Media Strategy Social Media Tools B2B chatbots ChatbotsArtificial intelligence is all around us.

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. They dismiss this photo-sharing platform as a tool to engage with their market simply because they believe their consumers, who all happen to be companies, corporations, and other businesses, aren’t on this particular social medium. One of these tools is Instagram ads, which ultimately boosts your content to ensure views among your target market of choice.

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3 Ways B2B Marketers Can Stay Digitally Connected Through Content

Oktopost

There’s no doubt that when B2B marketers do social media right, they can be a great facilitator in staying connected with prospects and customers through content. However, in a world where no work day is the same from day to day, B2B marketers are being presented with a new challenge of generating value-driven content that resonates with their audiences. B2B marketers must shift their approaches to match the times.

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How to Create a B2B Video Marketing Strategy

Oktopost

More than half of surveyed marketing professionals believe that videos provide the best return on investment of any media format available to them. Companies that market directly to consumers have quickly figured out that they have to reach their audience through video. So, why are B2B marketers lagging behind? One obvious answer is that traditionally, B2B marketers are, well, traditional. About Video Marketing. B2B Marketing Inside Oktopost

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Cool B2B Marketing Tools for Marketo Users

Oktopost

As Marketo users ourselves, finding new b2b marketing tools to enhance our own experience is a win and we wanted to share that with our readers. Digital marketing and the technology that supports it is changing every day, and b2b marketing tools offer stronger support for lead generation efforts than ever before. Metadata has created an ABM platform that consistently and reliably delivers marketing KPIs with minimum time and effort.

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3 Ways B2B Brands Can Be More Human

Oktopost

The world is a very connected place and B2B brands have long been expected to intertwine more humanity into their marketing efforts. After all, companies are marketing to people. But in today’s environment, how can B2B brands be more human when interactions have gone digital? Together, they talk openly about how B2B brands can demonstrate more human aspects across their marketing initiatives. B2B Marketing B2B Marketing Tips

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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. Social Media Strategy 3M b2b marketing GE how to make b2b sexy humanize your brand ISS Social Media Marketing storytelling visual storytelling

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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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6 B2B Marketing Lessons Facebook Taught Us

Oktopost

B2B Marketing Facebook Marketing Strategy Social SellingThere’s no doubt that Facebook is a force to be reckoned with. A meteoric growth, combined with a successful acquisition strategy, made it a social powerhouse, with 2.2 billion monthly active users. But lately, it hasn’t been smooth sailing for the social giant, which faced growing privacy and misuse concerns. The tactics Facebook has used […].

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The Value of Social Listening in B2B Digital Marketing

Oktopost

In recent years, B2B marketers have started to see the value of social listening and incorporate it into their marketing strategy. This year, just over half of leading marketers are using social listening as one of their primary sources for timely consumer information.

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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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Creative Vs. Analytical: How B2B Marketers Can Become Invaluable

Oktopost

But in today’s digital era, B2B marketers are expected to be a “jack of all trades”, juggling multiple roles, understanding the functionalities of various teams, and possessing complementary skill sets. Are you a right-brain marketer or a left-brain marketer?Click B2B Marketing Marketing Automation Marketing Director Marketing Tips Marketing Trends Thought Leadership10 years ago, being strong on one side was enough.

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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. Facebook, Twitter and even newer tools like Quora may be sexier and get more attention, but blogs are the workhorses essential to making social media marketing work. So what’s next for B2B blogging?

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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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