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.

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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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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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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2013 B2B Marketing Priorities [Study]

Puzzle Marketer

Compiled by Software Advice CRM Analyst Ashley Verrill, the survey results show all the most popular marketing channels, as well as a breakdown of that information such as the channels that bring in the highest quality leads, the highest quantity leads, and the costs involved with these channels.

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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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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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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 Complete Guide to Google+ for B2B Marketing [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

This is particularly so in marketing. In fact, Google+ can be friendly and a resource with amazing results when a respective marketer learns how to utilize it in the right manner. Google+ is all about visibility , exponentially so when it comes to B2B campaigning.

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Why B2B Marketers are Flocking to Native Advertising in 2015

Aggregage

The stats from the Content Marketing Institute’s B2B Content Marketing: 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends on B2B marketers plans for content marketing spending in 2015 vs. 2014 were not that surprising.

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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.

Five Steps for a B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

SocialFish

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 Market like a Musician.

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Social Networking Stats: LinkedIn Is Most Important Social Network for B2B Marketers, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

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.

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What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)

Webbiquity SMM

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.

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.

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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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Social Media is Key to B2B Content Marketing [Report]

Pamorama

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. Content marketing is the art of communicating with your customers and prospects without selling.

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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 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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Why B2B Advertisers Need Facebook

SocialTimes Facebook

Business-to-business advertisers have long prioritized search-engine marketing as their primary digital path to new customers. 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. For most B2B advertisers, we’re finding that Facebook generates exponentially more leads at a more efficient rate. The key is differentiating marketing from sales.

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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.

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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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.

Five Awesome B2B Social Media Statistics

PWB Marketing Blog

Do you think social media isn’t for B2B organizations? It’s true B2B tends to be slower to adopt new trends. But social media is now mainstream and we have proof B2B companies are generating demand and getting leads using it. Top B2B Social Media Statistics.

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?

12 Tweetable Statistics Prove B2B Social Media ROCKS

PWB Marketing Blog

Know B2B social media fact from fiction. Fiction: Social media offers limited value to B2B marketers. Fact: 86% of B2B companies are using social media. B2B companies are absolutely using social media to generate leads , connect with customers, and reach business goals.

The B2B Lead Generation Ecosystem and WPO [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

The “Internet Marketing Lead Generation Ecosystem” infographic below was created by the Chicago SEO agency , Straight North. Its purpose is to serve as a blueprint to demonstrate how multiple online marketing channels can be joined to create one online lead generation campaign.

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How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Despite its uncertainty in the stock market, Facebook continues to be an excellent way to connect with your client base and potential customers. But like any other marketing strategy, growing your B2B Facebook community simply requires an investment of time and genuine engagement.

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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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Why B2B Marketers Need to Educate Buyers With Content

Convince & Convert

Marketers are busy planning, creating, optimizing, and analyzing, and for many of us, creating content is just one of many things on our to-do lists. We’ve all seen the stats that reveal B2B marketers are spending more time, budget, energy, happy hours, hackathons, and puppy time on content.

New Research: B2B Video Marketing on the Rise

Convince & Convert

Consumer brands have long understood the importance of using video content as a marketing tool to deliver key messages to their audiences and to build brand affinity. Video marketing has been growing among B2B organizations as well.

70% of B2B Marketers Want More Quality Leads

Convince & Convert

The battle between quality and quantity seems to occur over and over in our lives, especially for B2B marketers. Since we are marketers, let’s focus on leads. What B2B Marketers Value in a Lead Gen Strategy. B2B marketing is all about generating leads.

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Why Social Media Matters for B2B Vendors

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing has clearly been embraced by consumer brands. 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.

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Six Surprising B2B Content Marketing Ideas

PWB Marketing Blog

One of the biggest challenges B2B marketers have is coming up with new content. Try these six surprising B2B content marketing ideas. Photo Sharing – Let customers share how they’re using your B2B product with photos.

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Best Practices in B2B Retargeting

SocialFish

It’s clear that retargeting as a marketing practice is here to stay. What about business to business marketers? Since it has been historically viewed as a business to consumer practice, other marketers have been slow to adopt retargeting.

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Top B2B Instagram Feeds You Should Follow Today

Visually SM

Here are five of the top B2B Instagram feeds and some tips on how big brands use the image-sharing service as part of their business to business marketing strategy. The post Top B2B Instagram Feeds You Should Follow Today appeared first on Visually Blog.

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Using YouTube for B2B

SocialFish

And despite YouTube’s reputation for being a generator of hilarious posts, it possesses serious marketing potential that is often overlooked for B2B companies. Research the Market. Even if you’re not marketing a product, you can answer some kind of question in a how-to video.

A Strong Foundation For B2B Marketing

Twist Image

I do not believe that there is a huge difference anymore, when it comes to marketing. B2B and B2C used to be very different and complex beasts. While the complexity has not changed, both B2B and B2C really do have an entirely new way to think, communicate and connect with prospective clients (thank you, digital!). Because there are so many of them, it's no longer B2B or B2C, but rather how each business builds their own, unique, defendable, marketing empires.

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The B2B End Around

Waxing UnLyrical

Whether it’s marketing or public relations, I often have people tell me: “It’s different for me. I’m in B2B, not B2C. But there’s another way, which can work for many B2B’s and it’s what I call the “B2B end-around.” The B2B End Around. Guest post by Ken Mueller.

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