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!). ” — 2018 Trends: B2B Marketing , Edelman.

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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Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity SMM

But what does this mean for brands, especially B2B vendors, that have traditionally relied on more conservative means of attracting their audiences? Here are nine distinct digital marketing strategies by brands in the B2B space, and how they’re redefining the state of the art in B2B marketing.

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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. 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.

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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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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. 12 B2B Marketing Facts and Statistics.

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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. B2C is certainly effective on the Tube, but companies looking for B2B opportunities can benefit from utilizing the site as well.

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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. All of which should sound familiar to B2B marketers.

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Why Social Media Matters for B2B Vendors

Webbiquity SMM

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. •

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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. To meet these new objectives, B2B marketers are applying new approaches to social campaigns.

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A Quick Guide to Creating a Great B2B Website in 2015

SocialFish

But as the target markets of B2C and B2B are considered to be worlds apart, designers often place them at odds with one another. While B2B websites need to be detail oriented, informative and professional, they still cater to businesses that rely on consumers.

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

Oktopost

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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How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

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.

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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?

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B2B Marketing Stats from HubSpot’s Marketing Data Box

Webbiquity SMM

Here are some of the most interesting observations for B2B marketers: Slide 10: B2B magazines continue to struggle. The corporate website is the focus of marketing efforts (as Vanessa Fox suggests ) according to 88% of marketers overall, but 93% of B2B marketers (see chart below).

LinkedIn is the Login of Choice for B2B sites [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Since its last round-up of social logins in July 2010, the login of choice for B2B sites has grown rapidly. And lastly, it makes good sense that LinkedIn is the login of choice for B2B sites, since it is a business platform of self-promotion.

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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. So how can mobile consumer data improve sales and marketing efforts?

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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. How can B2B organizations, marketers and sales professionals adjust to, and thrive in, this new environment?

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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. Your Site Needs to be Mobile-friendly.

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The Human Side Of B2B Social Network For Business

Social Media Marketing

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. Besides this, there are several, B2B brands who come up with forward thinking and accept the importance of B2B social network for business. We are the leader in offering B2B social network.

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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.

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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.

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

Convince & Convert

The B2B world can feel quite stiff sometimes. 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.). Take a look at this B2B landing page for printing.

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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. B2B Social Media b2b marketing B2B social media Eric Schwartzman Paul Dunay Paul Gillin social media book

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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. Topics on B2B Marketing Zone include social media , inbound marketing and business blogging.

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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. OK so what does this mean to B2B Marketers?

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Why it’s easier for B2B to measure content marketing

Convince & Convert

For example, we talked about the Columbia Sportswear mobile application. This is the seventh in a series of videos culled from an interview about content marketing I did with Terry Foster of Cision Canada.

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101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

B2b vendors? B2B Infographics ). Facebook = mobile. Half of all mobile web traffic in the U.K. Non-mobile users spend an average of just three minutes per month on the site, and 30% of users who make a public post never make another one. B2B Infographics ).

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

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Half of all Facebook users use it on mobile devices, at least occasionally. Of Twitter’s 165 million users, half access Twitter on mobile devices at least occasionally. ( HubSpot ). Earnest B2B ). Just 11% use mobile content and only 9% create eBooks. Earnest B2B ).

A Strong Foundation For B2B Marketing

Twist Image

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. That feels like it could be the story of a B2B or B2C opportunity. . b2b content marketing.

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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. Understanding how to partner with your agency can make or break your success in both the short and long term.

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10 Ecommerce Predictions for 2013

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Behavioral Targeting Customer Experience eCommerce Mobile Social Media. Mobile and tablet revenues will continue to increase. Responsive Design as the Rule - A site that’s designed for optimal viewing no matter which mobile or tablet device is being used is the new norm.

Why CMOs Should Stop Being Addicted to Pay-per-Click Ads

Buzz Marketing for Technology

You don’t just have an array of search ads; now there are native ads on Google that replicate the search experience, remarketing display ads, mobile ads, Facebook-sponsored ads, sponsored tweets via Twitter and LinkedIn ads.

4 Lessons from Responsive Design for CMOs

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Since the mobile marketplace is extremely dynamic and the mobile consumer is ever changing, don’t become complacent just because you launched a responsive-design site. Moreover, 20 percent of mobile users use it as their primary device.

Interview with Dave Chaffey of Smart Insights

Buzz Marketing for Technology

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Dave or Smart Insights – Dave Chaffey is CEO of Smart Insights, a publisher of planning templates and articles focusing on Digital Strategy with channels on B2B Marketing and Marketing automation. 1) What do you think the biggest change to Digital Marketing for B2B firms will be in the next year? I think content personalization is the biggest opportunity into 2016 for B2B Marketers.

Social Pros 6 – Instagram Lessons from a Giant B2B Company

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 6 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. This episode features Jonathan Wichmann the head of social media for Maersk Line , the world’s largest container shipping company.

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Media Fragmentation: 3 Strategies For How Business Marketers Can Keep Up

The Realtime Report

For example, research shows that B2B decision makers today use an average of 10 different sources when making purchase decisions about complex, enterprise-wide technology solutions. Shifting the B2B Media Research Model.

30 Remarkable Content Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

Content marketing has become ubiquitous, with 93% of B2B marketers now using it. 93% of B2B marketers are using content marketing—but only 44% have a documented content strategy. ( B2B Marketing Insider ). B2B Marketing Insider ). B2B Marketing Insider ).

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.

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

How does social media use differ in B2B vs. B2C companies? How do marketers separate hype from reality in mobile? B2B Marketing Insider ). B2B Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts. Just 38% of b2b marketers say they have a defined social media strategy.

50 Amazing Mobile Marketing Statistics That Will Move You to Action

Writtent Blog

Mobile isn’t just a trend, it’s a total revolution in the way consumers interface with technology and businesses. In fact, experts estimate that mobile usage will overtake desktop and laptop usage by the end of this year. Worldwide, mobile traffic doubled between 2012 and 2013.

The Top 10 Marketing Attribution Software Solutions

Oktopost

Especially, for B2B and Considered Purchase marketing. In 2015, the average B2B nurture funnel was 12 months long with the full marketing and sales funnel taking about 512 days from lead to sale on average! In some markets, all the action is happening on mobile apps. Attribution.