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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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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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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20 Tremendous Digital Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

That’s perhaps why the growth in B2B digital ad spending over the past two years has been due largely to increased spending on native ads, while display has become less important. The CMO Survey ). The CMO Survey ). B2B digital ad spending increased 15% to $5.8

New Research: B2B Video Marketing on the Rise

Convince & Convert

Video marketing has been growing among B2B organizations as well. New survey results show that trend is likely to continue, and that the potential return on investment is significant for those brands that can overcome initial hurdles in building a storytelling culture.

Why B2B Marketing Must Embrace Ninja Customers

Convince & Convert

The Corporate Executive Board surveyed 1,900 B2B customers to uncover insights about purchasing behavior and found: B2B customers will contact a sales rep only after independently completing 60% of the purchasing decision process. Image from BigStock.com.

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Survey of 100 Inbound Marketers: 73% Say Their #1 Blog Metric Is…

Writtent Blog

According to the survey results, most inbound marketers not only create content, but they do so every week. Both this survey and our survey results reveal content creation to be the greatest challenge inbound marketers face. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this survey.

Why You Should Encourage Social Advocacy among B2B Employees

SocialFish

80% of B2B buyers are spectators, reading blogs, watching videos and witnessing discussions without actually participating (Source – Top Rank ). In a study done by Microsoft , 46% of people surveyed said social media helped increase their productivity.

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How Social Is B2B? [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet A lot of brands have proven and established themselves in social media in the B2C industry, but for B2B side of industry, it is still a hard sell. A lot of companies in B2B sector are hesitant to try social media.

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How Does Digital Marketing Differ From B2B to B2C?

agora pulse

However, in this newer age of digital marketing, many companies are neglecting to design their marketing strategy with the differentiation between B2B and B2C marketplaces. Imagine that B2B is like LinkedIn and B2C is like Facebook. The following is a guest post by Eleonora Israele.

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B2B Marketing Infographic: How Are B2B Marketers Optimizing Their Funnel?

PWB Marketing Blog

From the top B2B marketing metrics to the most effective demand generation tactics, MarketingSherpa put together a great infographic they shared at the B2B Summit 2011. Their study examines all stages of the B2B purchase funnel from lead generation to sales conversion.

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16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

86% of B2B companies surveyed are currently blogging, along with 77% of B2C companies. 62% of B2B technology companies use a blog to market their products. 80% of B2B marketers include blogs in their content marketing strategy. The CMO Survey ). The CMO Survey ).

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It’s that time again: The Third Annual Association Content Marketing Readiness Survey

SocialFish

And, for the past two years the Association Content Marketing Readiness survey has looked into how they were doing with their content strategy. What will the 2014 survey results reveal about your work in the past year? Take the 5-minute survey here. By Monica Bussolati.

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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56% of B2Bs Will Spend More on Social Media Marketing in 2013

Pamorama

But B2B social media marketing in general remains a lower priority than Web development and email marketing. According to a November survey by BtoB Magazine, 2013 Outlook: Marketing Priorities And Plans, Web development is the highest priority for for the majority of U.S.

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5 best growth marketing strategies for B2B

Socialmedia.biz

Target audience: Businesses, brands, B2B marketers, agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs. B2B includes not just blogs but videos, whitepapers, infographics, research reports and gamification. 2 Social media has become increasingly important for marketing, including B2B.

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Is The White Paper Dead for B2B Marketing?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In place of a white paper, B2B companies need to create a topic micro site – i.e., a site focused on a single topic and providing a wide range of educational content and interactivity that a white paper alone just can’t provide. Creating Engagement in B2B Marketing A recent Cone Inc.’s

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Why Your CEO Should Be Active On Social Media [Study]

Mindjumpers

Survey Results: The majority of survey respondents, 78%, said CEO participation in social media leads to better communication, while 71% said it leads to improved brand image and 64% said it provides more transparency. Tweet.

How This B2B Brand Marketed With Happy People Instead of a Huge Budget

Convince & Convert

Image via Influitive.com The folks at ReadyTalk , a web conferencing platform had their work cut out for them in marketing their brand against big names such as GoToMeeting, WebEx, and join.me. Not to mention, this bootstrapped company didn’t have a huge budget to grow off of.

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

Webbiquity SMM

B2b vendors? B2B Infographics ). B2b companies that maintain blogs generate, on average, 67% more leads per month than non-blogging firms. ( War of Words: Myth-Busting Social Media, SEO & Content Marketing ). B2B Infographics ). B2B Infographics ).

2012 Social Media Marketing Industry Report

Mindjumpers

This study is based on a survey conducted for more than 3,800 marketers, with the goal of understanding how they are using social media to grow and promote their businesses. Similar Posts: The State of Social Media Marketing– Annual Survey Report.

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What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Business News Advertising & Marketing Small Business Advice Career Development Money & Finance Business Apps Now Trending : Facebook Status Updates Tell the Story of Romance Gone Awry [INFOGRAPHIC] October 28, 2010 Ben Parr View Comments What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing email share email share Do you like this story? What Tools Will B2B Marketers Use?

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2011 B2B Marketing Trends

Webbiquity SMM

MarketingSherpa recently released its 2011 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report. As MarketingSherpa notes, “Year after year, the greatest challenge that B2B organizations face is generating high-quality leads.&#.

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

Webbiquity SMM

How does social media use differ in B2B vs. B2C companies? Just 9% of B2B decision makers consider vendor content trustworthy vs. 67% who trust research from professional associations, 50% from industry organizations, 44% from analyst reports, and 40% from independent product reviews. (

The State of Digital Marketing 2015

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So I’d like to offer you some statistics I found eye-opening from a recent report published by Smart Insights: One half (50%) of businesses surveyed do not have a defined digital plan or strategy, although they are active in digital marketing.

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Social Pros 6 – Instagram Lessons from a Giant B2B Company

Convince & Convert

Forrester’s consulting division did a survey of over 100 V.P. What I find interesting and appealing about all of this is that a survey was conducted of VPs and C- level marketing professionals and they had some intelligent things to say about social media.

26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics

Webbiquity SMM

Indisputably the largest business-oriented social network, LinkedIn has emerged as a crucial site for professional networking, B2B marketing, hiring and job seeking. ” Social Media Minute: 25 B2B Marketing Uses of LinkedIn by MLT Creative.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Earnest B2B ). B2C companies who blog regularly see an 88% increase in median monthly leads and B2B companies who blog see a 67% increase in leads. ( V3 Integrated Marketing ). Earnest B2B ). Earnest B2B ). B2B companies that maintain active content (e.g.,

The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

While Facebook is far and away the largest social network, when it comes to driving B2B website traffic and brand visibility, Twitter and LinkedIn are tops. ” That’s why, as reported here previously , 88% of B2B marketers in North America use Twitter for content distribution.

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The Business of Social Media: B2B and B2C Engagement by the Numbers | Brian Solis

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Indeed, Social Media is not limited to B2C applications, its impact and effects are actively measured and felt in B2B as well as government, education, military, and other prominent verticals. If you’re working in B2B, perhaps this post will provide you with value.

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B2B Marketers Have Little Social Media Engagement

www.marketingcharts.com

Home » B2B Marketers Have Little Social Media Engagement B2B Marketers Have Little Social Media Engagement Almost 60% of B2B marketers have little or no engagement in social media, according to a recent study by digital marketing firm White Horse.

BtoB Magazine: Email, Content and Social Key Priorities for B2B Marketers

Social Email Marketing

According to a survey by BtoB Magazine, stead on is the way to go when considering online business-to-business marketing tactics.78.5% of the respondents expect their online budgets to go up this year. Let’s take a look at where they expect the money to be going. 70% of respondents will spend more.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. Recommendations: LinkedIn’s Customer Reference Program for B2B Brands by iMedia Connection.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? Marketing Salary Survey: Social Media Marketing by Aquent. Social Media Facts & Figures for B2B Sales by Inside View. B2B Marketing and Social Media.

19 More Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

This follow-up post answers several more, such as: what are the best social networks for b2b social media marketing? Five Simple Rules for B2B Social Media Marketing Success by Marissa’s Picks. ” The Top 8 Social Networks For Business by B2B Marketing Insider.

7 Ways to Lighten Up Your Marketing and Generate Conversation

Convince & Convert

To date, there haven’t been many great examples of humor in B2B. And, according to a global Nielsen Survey of Trust in Advertising conducted in September 2013 (58 countries), almost half (47%) of respondents said that humor resonates more than any content approach.

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.

89% of CMOs Say Social Data Has Influenced Their Decisions

The Realtime Report

The survey asked members of the CMO Club (a forum for top marketing executives) how they value social data, as reported by MIT Sloan Management Review. In general, CMOs surveyed expressed a high opinion about the value of social data.

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Marketing Automation, Set It and Forget It

Puzzle Marketer

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. Engaged / Unengaged Survey – Segment your audience by how engaged they are with your website, content, and emails. Take the time to craft a short survey and get a feel for how you’re doing.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Content for SEO

SocialFish

In MarketingSherpa’s latest Search Marketing Benchmark report, content came out a winner, named a top-performing strategy by survey respondents.

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