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.

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8 Tips by B2B Marketers for LinkedIn Lead Generation

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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.

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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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Going Mobile with B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

As I mentioned in my Top 10 predictions for 2010 – I think the Mobile Marketing in 2010 will become more mainstream. As a marketer I always like to play the “odds not the lottery&# and to me when you have a market of 3.3 So then it becomes a question of where to start with Mobile and I have been working on this for a while now incorporating Mobile into some of our campaigns. Tags: Advertising Buzz Marketing Mobile

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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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Lead Ads vs. Landing Pages: 7 Reasons Why B2B Marketers Should Make the Switch

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Unlike landing pages, Lead Ads take a mobile-first approach to increasing conversions. Here are 8 reasons why B2B marketers should make the switch. B2B Marketing Facebook Lead Generation LinkedIn Social Media Strategy

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The Absolute Guide to B2B Advertising on Quora

Oktopost

Nowhere is this more true than in B2B marketing, where buyers aren’t (as) swept up by trends and viral ads. B2B buyers are increasingly using social media and user generated content to research their major purchases. This presents B2B marketers with a new playground.

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Top B2B Brands on Social Media

Social Media Strategies Summit

With its ability to get in front of a wide array of consumers, social media may be the darling of retail and B2C brands, but it is increasingly difficult for ANY business to ignore the power of social media marketing. 1 Hubspot is a Resource for Marketing Decision Makers.

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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. But what does this mean for brands, especially B2B vendors, that have traditionally relied on more conservative means of attracting their audiences? Did anybody say B2B is boring?

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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. 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. You don’t have to rely on Facebook’s marketing tools to build a loyal following.

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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. 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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4 Fresh Trends in B2B Social Campaigns

Convince & Convert

Meanwhile, B2B marketers sat on the sidelines waiting for social campaign technology to deliver against their more sophisticated needs. In the B2B space, having people follow you is not enough. For B2B marketers, the promise of social is user data, and first generation social campaign technologies just weren’t delivering. To meet these new objectives, B2B marketers are applying new approaches to social campaigns.

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B2B Marketing Stats from HubSpot’s Marketing Data Box

Webbiquity SMM

HubSpot last week released the Marketing Data Box , a 3.4 megabyte, 65-slide data dump of marketing facts and statistics from a variety of sources. Here are some of the most interesting observations for B2B marketers: Slide 10: B2B magazines continue to struggle. While print in general has taken a beating over the past decade, B2B publications have been particularly hard hit, leading to speculation about the future of B2B trade magazines (content marketing?

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? Here are 11 concrete ways I think the environment in which B2B Marketers operate will evolve in 2011. Mobile it totally optin and you need to start building your mobile optin list now.

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Going Mobile – Vital Tips for B2B Digital Marketing Success

Buzzlogix

Achieving B2B mobile marketing success in today’s digital economy means marketing a mobile experience. This includes both mobile-friendly websites and mobile apps. Based on recent business trends , you might be thinking that mobile marketing is really something that will only benefit B2C companies, but this is incorrect. The reality is that you can’t let B2B mobile marketing opportunities pass you by.

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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 ). While search, social media, ecommerce and content marketing have dramatically altered the roles of buyers and sellers, a number of traditional channels (that is, pre-dating millennials) remain highly effective. Image Credit: B2B Marketing Insider. 55% of B2B buyers say they search for product/vendor information on social media.

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Book Review: The B2B Social Media Book

Webbiquity SMM

With The B2B Social Media Book: Become a Marketing Superstar by Generating Leads with Blogging, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Email, and More , authors Kipp Bodnar of HubSpot and Jeffrey L. Cohen of Salesforce Radian6 have literally written the book on social media best practices for B2B marketers. The opening chapter, “Why B2B is Better at Social Media than B2C,” helpfully lays the groundwork for the book with two key sections.

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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. B2B products and services don’t generally make the same kind of emotional connection with buyers that consumer brands do, and tactics that work for b2c marketers (e.g.

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3 Ways Mobile Insights Are Informing Online and Offline Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Customer Experience Mobile. It’s predicted that shoppers around the world will have purchased about $119 billion worth of goods and services through their mobile phones by 2015. Which means, as a sales channel, it will either supplement or replace other marketing platforms—namely, brick-and-mortar store locations, online stores like Amazon and eBay , and/or standalone ecommerce sites. So how can mobile consumer data improve sales and marketing efforts?

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2018 Content Marketing Trends, Predictions + Editorial Calendar Template

Pam Moore

Content marketing in 2018 is going to hit a new dimension of importance, organization and integration. Smart and savvy marketers know the days of throwing social spaghetti at the wall and hoping it sticks are over and done. If you are ready to once and for all see a real return on your investment in social media and digital marketing you need to look deeper than the follows, clicks and retweets. 2018 content marketing trends, statistics and predictions.

How to Hire and Partner with a Social Media Marketing Agency for Maximum Success and ROI

Pam Moore

Hiring a social media marketing agency is a big decision. Same goes for a digital marketing or branding agency. Unfortunately many business and marketing leaders think they can quickly hire a social media agency to generate some fast buzz and a viral video. They need to understand your target market, existing customers, competition, branding and messaging architectures and much more. Need some help with social media marketing?

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CheatSheet: 4 Mobile Ad Platforms That Work

Convince & Convert

Whether your brand is B2B or B2C, marketing to your consumer is becoming more and more difficult, fragmented, and sophisticated. Because of media fragmentation as well as the on-the-go nature of today’s consumers, it is important to leverage all mediums possible to reach your target audience, including mobile. As mobile devices become more widely adopted by the minute, brands are turning their sights to mobile media as a new delivery channel.

Why it’s easier for B2B to measure content marketing

Convince & Convert

This is the seventh in a series of videos culled from an interview about content marketing I did with Terry Foster of Cision Canada. to read my ebook on the 4 types of content marketing metrics, go up to the top left of this page and click on the “+” for ebooks and select the “Field Guide to Content Marketing Metrics” ~ jay) Terry: How do you think companies who don’t have dedicated resources can create branded content?

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The Human Side Of B2B Social Network For Business

Social Media Marketing

With the increasing competition in the market, successful social media campaigns have become a powerful tool as it gives companies quality leads and produce higher ROI. Yet many of the B2B companies have declined to accept its importance in the market as they think that it has nothing to offer. Furthermore, social marketing come up with some real time interest that always prove to be a game changer for the B2B business.

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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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Fintech Social Media Marketing Done Right

Oktopost

A quick look at the banking and finance category in your mobile app store will show you how crowded the field is right now. There’s a good reason for this astronomic growth — the rewards are huge and the market has all kinds of directions to grow in. .

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve. Increase use of video marketing? Marketing Pilgrim ). 90% of marketers now use social networks in their marketing efforts, but growth has plateaued; the figure was 89% in 2011. 91% of experienced social marketers see improved website traffic due to social media and 79% are generating more quality leads. Earnest B2B ).

7 Steps to Develop a Profitable Social Media & Digital Marketing Plan [podcast]

Pam Moore

· 7 Steps to a Profitable Digital and Social Media Marketing Plan. Developing a digital marketing and social media marketing plan that delivers measurable results requires more than a few pretty visuals or snazzy bite size videos you post on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

Want More Content Marketing ROI? Stop These 8 Bad Content Marketing Habits Now!

Pam Moore

Content marketing ROI. Every marketer is talking about it. Most marketers know how to throw content marketing up on an Instagram or Facebook virtual wall. ” Or “what was the ROI on your last content marketing campaign?” Developing content that actually helps you achieve your business and marketing goals requires more planning, knowledge and effort. Maybe you are falling to some lazy content marketing tactics without even knowing it?

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New Features Added to B2B Marketing Zone and Social Media Informer

Webbiquity SMM

Several great new features were recently added to the B2B Marketing Zone and Social Media Informer by co-founder Tony Karrer. For example as I’m writing this, I see a few great posts right up top: • 3 Questions To Ask About The Qualified Lead You Just Received… • Do B2B Editors Get Twitter? • The evolution of social media power and influence. Topics on B2B Marketing Zone include social media , inbound marketing and business blogging.

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5 Examples of Account Based Marketing Done Right

Oktopost

What is the defining challenge of marketing in the current era of digital commerce? One approach that has been gaining ground recently is account based marketing (ABM), which flips the traditional flow and perspective of marketing models. Instead of trying to narrow down a wide prospective market into a smaller subset of leads, you identify and target the specific customers you want to convert. Then you market directly to them in an individualized way.

How to Uncover a B2B Brand Voice That Isn’t Boring

Convince & Convert

The B2B world can feel quite stiff sometimes. And while we all technically know that it doesn’t have to be that way, we find ourselves defaulting to that stiffness within our marketing, over and over again. They’re just as tired of the B2B business-sounding stiffness as you are. I’ve become really good at decoding B2B speak, but even I’m not sure what that means.). This kind of wording sounds more like something you’d look for if you wanted to get a mobile app created.

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Sales and Marketing Conversion Funnels – The Ultimate Get Started Guide

Pam Moore

SocialZoomFactor · Sales and Marketing Conversion Funnels – How to Get Started. One of the best ways to attract more of your dream customers and turn them into paying customers is to learn how to create and optimize sales and marketing conversion funnels.

Are You Making These Costly Holiday Mobile Mistakes?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Customer Experience eCommerce Mobile. And if you’re a retailer, hopefully you haven’t just primed your in-store and online offers, but your mobile presence as well. population are avid mobile Internet users, according to 2011 U.S. If we put two and two together, it’s safe to say it’s going to be a busy holiday season for eTailers, and their mobile sites will be no exception. Are you planning the same for your mobile site?

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LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms: 9 Best Practices for Increasing Conversions

Oktopost

Last week we published a piece on Lead Ads and why B2B marketers should harness them into their campaign strategy. This time, we’re zooming in on LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms, which unlike their predecessor, take a mobile-first approach to help marketers capture more quality leads using pre-filled forms. B2B Marketing B2B Marketing Tips Lead Generation LinkedIn

Best B2B Marketing and Sales Strategy Guides and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Social media, content aggregation and curation , user-generated content and other developments have dramatically changed the B2B buying cycle over the past few years. Marketers need to think like publishers not only to improve their company’s visibility in search (which is where 93% of B2B buying cycles now start ) but also to address the differing information needs of buying team members, at different stages during the decision process. B2B Sales Trends and Strategies.

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Why is Google Scared and What it means for B2B Marketing!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At a recent dinner with a buddy of mine from Microsoft (who helped launch Bing) – I learned a lot more about the search market and a very important trend that can effect the future of B2B Marketing. If you look at the share of mobile search that the Google app has it is minuscule compared to their share of the browser based search market. OK so what does this mean to B2B Marketers?

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Marketing Automation, Set It and Forget It

Cody Ward

Whether you’re a B2B or B2C company, it’s advantageous to manage your customers and prospects in one of the many customer relationship management (CRM) systems. This obviously allows you to match your customers with sales transactions, but more importantly for marketers it allows you the option of layering on a marketing automation system that can deliver targeted messages at the right time without continuous management by additional personnel.

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B2B Social Media: 4 Ways to Sell the Value to Management

Convince & Convert

Guest post by Eric Schwartzman , coauthor of S ocial Marketing to the Business Customer , the first book devoted exclusively to B2B social media communications. When it comes to selling soap, marketing to Facebook’s 500 million members is a no brainer. But when it comes to selling specialized products and services to business customers, the value of B2B social media marketing can be murky to even the most seasoned business-to-business decision makers.

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