Five FREE B2B Social Media White Papers

PWB Marketing Blog

This has been a pivotal year in the world of B2B social media. More B2B companies are blogging, tweeting, creating online videos, and producing social content than ever before. In fact, 80% of B2B marketers are producing content for the social web according to B-to-B Magazine.

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9 Indispensable B2B Social Media White Papers

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White papers and eBooks can be helpful resources when they’re well-prepared and provide usable information. Below are a list of 9 B2B white papers that have useful information for B2B social media marketers. 15 B2B Marketing Facebook Success Stories.

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B2B Blogging Trends [white paper]

SocialFish

What new challenges might exist in 2011 around B2B blogging? I’m sure you can predict what my answers were (hehe) but do check out the white paper (no registration required and it’s free of course!)

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Is The White Paper Dead for B2B Marketing?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In a recent conversation I was having with the Bloom Group they believe “the practice of publishing white papers must come to a close because of the utter proliferation of white papers, and the poor content contained within so many of them.” Kill the white paper!”

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How To Optimize Your B2B White Papers For Google

PWB Marketing Blog

If you’re like most B2B companies, you have white papers, case studies, articles, product brochures, and a lot of other marketing, sales, and thought leadership documents. It really doesn’t matter how important your white paper is.

Maximize Your Online Visibility: The Web Presence Optimization (WPO) Framework

Webbiquity SMM

Recent research makes clear that, for high-value consumer purchases as well as b2b procurement, being as “findable” as possible online is critical to winning the business.

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. Content marketing spending by B2B marketers is increasing in 2015.

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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. Much of the study focused on online commerce, where changes in b2b offerings indeed make sense. So, are B2B marketers really adopting B2C practices?

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B2B Marketers Are Humans, Too

Convince & Convert

As a consumer, which would you prefer: watching a video of actor and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme do the splits between two heavy haul trucks moving in reverse, or read a white paper about the latest in motor vehicle steering mechanisms?

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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.

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5 Ways B2B Can Learn from B2C Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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. I can’t help but think we are leaving leads—and money—on the table as B2B marketers. There is no exception for B2B.

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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. So what’s next for B2B blogging?

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7 Simple Secrets to B2B Lead Generation Titles that Convert like Crazy

Aggregage

Many content marketers seem to miss out on a key aspect of success – the title of your white paper, eBook, guide, webinar, etc. That said, there’s no reason that B2B lead generation materials can’t push the title so that readers are intrigued and want to click. #2

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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. Boring white papers and boastful case studies are common pitfalls. Try these six surprising B2B content marketing ideas. A white paper can become a series of blog posts.

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What Does B2B Social Media Success Look Like?

Webbiquity SMM

It’s not that B2B companies aren’t finding success in social media marketing, but more (in my experience at least) that they are less willing to publicly reveal their strategies for competitive reasons. How are B2B companies evaluating the results of social media marketing efforts?

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective B2B Websites

PWB Marketing Blog

Are you thinking about building new B2B website or maybe making a small tune-up? Redesigning a B2B website can seem like a daunting task. We’ve built B2B websites since 1998. Covey, the following are seven habits of highly effective B2B websites.

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Need More B2B Sales Leads? Ignore This Research

Webbiquity SMM

While the findings are interesting and no doubt reflect the experience of many b2b marketers, it’s crucial not to misinterpret the results. And given that more than 90% of b2b buyers use online sources in their buying decisions, it’s vital to maximize web presence.

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10 Facebook Tips Every B2B Marketer Should Know

PWB Marketing Blog

Are you one of the 41% of B2B companies acquiring customers through Facebook? Try these 10 quick tips to improve your B2B Facebook Page. Know your buyer personas and their buying process, then develop content (white papers, ebooks, webinars, etc.) What do the best B2B Facebook pages have in common? B2B Internet Marketing B2B Social Media Facebook Industrial MediaIf not, don’t be discouraged. All you might be missing is just a simple fix.

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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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22 Effective SEO Tips to Optimize Your B2B Website

PWB Marketing Blog

Do you ever wonder why your B2B website isn’t getting more traffic? The fundamentals for optimizing a B2B site are essentially the same as a B2C site, though there are differences. If your company isn’t posting your B2B white papers on Scribd , you need to start doing it now.

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Curation a Key Theme in B2B Blogging Trends in 2011

Aggregage

The new white paperB2B Blogging Trends in 2011 has been released. B2B Bloggers can rely on curation, aggregation and filtering as a technique to produce quality content in an on-going basis. You still need to think through the issues raised in the white paper: who’s the audience, what do they really need, etc. But B2B bloggers don’t necessarily need to produce vast quantities of original content.

Secret to a Killer B2B Social Media Program

PWB Marketing Blog

The secret to a killer B2B social media program is to have a content marketing strategy that defines your company’s buyer personas and their buying process. Valuable B2B content can include white papers, industry research, etc. Frustrated.

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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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4 Stages of a Thought Leadership Maturity Model

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Traditional format for thought leadership has been the white paper but in this era of digital and social that isn’t enough. Here is a great piece on the maturity of a company’s Thought Leadership program by ITSMA.

21 Things to Know When Pricing a B2B Website

PWB Marketing Blog

Pricing a website – whether B2B or B2C – really comes down to outlining a clear scope of work for the project. Pricing a B2B website is different than B2C because business audiences’ needs and buying behaviors are different. Many factors influence the price of a website.

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How Can SEO Hurt Your B2B Business?

PWB Marketing Blog

Make sure you have actions people can take (such as downloading a white paper, signing up for an e-newsletter, registering for a webinar) that are indicators of buyer interest. B2B Internet Marketing SEOYour site may have content that is the greatest thing since the invention of fire, but if people can’t find it in a search engine, your site practically doesn’t exist.

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Growing your Email Subscriber List: Seven Tips (and Some Social Media)

Social Email Marketing

Email marketing B2B marketing choice clarity confirmation mail content conversion-oriented interactive marketing CRM cross-channel customer-centricity data data-driven e-commerce email list email marketing email subscriber list frequency interactions mini-form opt-in rules privacy policy relationship relevant content subscribing subscribing process support tickets timing trust unsubscribe unsubscribes white papers“The money is in the list”.

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10 Ways to Use Social Networks for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Rather, once you have a network established, use social media to promote “gated” content like white papers or reports, invite followers to register for webinars, and promote your newsletter on your blog and other content pages in order to build a list for lead nurturing.

Growing your Email Subscriber List: Seven Tips (and Some Social Media)

Social Email Marketing

Email marketing B2B marketing choice clarity confirmation mail content conversion-oriented interactive marketing CRM cross-channel customer-centricity data data-driven e-commerce email list email marketing email subscriber list frequency interactions mini-form opt-in rules privacy policy relationship relevant content subscribing subscribing process support tickets timing trust unsubscribe unsubscribes white papers“The money is in the list”.

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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 ).

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. (

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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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 : 3G Mobile Internet Comes to Mount Everest 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? The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise.

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Does Your Content Have Superpowers?

PWB Marketing Blog

A LinkedIn post might lead to a white paper on your web site, expanding on the post topic. B2B Marketing blogging Demand Generation Facebook LinkedIn Marketing social media Twitter YouTube

5 Proven Strategies 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 : Skype Group Video Calling Comes to Mac November 4, 2010 Erica Swallow View Comments 5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing email share email share Do you like this story? The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise.

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5 Proven Strategies 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 : 3 Tips for Maximizing Engagement With Facebook “Likes&# and Shares November 4, 2010 Erica Swallow View Comments 5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing email share email share Do you like this story?

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Get Content First Format Content Later

Convince & Convert

A lot of times in organizations, especially big B2B companies they’ve determined that they need to create more content than ever. But what often happens is marketers say, “Hey we’ve got a blog and we need you to write a blog post, and we need you to work on this white paper.

Social Media Success Requires a Marriage, Not a One Night Stand

Pam Moore

Supporting Resources: How to Get Your Social Marketing Budget Approved (white paper). 8 Steps to Develop a Social Business Strategy and Plan (white paper). As humans, instant gratification is in our DNA. We live in a society that is built on instant gratification.

How Your Brand Should Tell A Beautiful Story

Twist Image

It is called, Worn Wear: a Film About the Stories We Wear, and I do believe that every brand (whether you are B2B or B2C) should watch it, take notes and think about it before they do any kind of digital marketing. People who know me, know how much I laothe case studies and white papers.

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How Social Media Examiner Became the Biggest Site in Social

Convince & Convert

What he did was recognize and capitalize on a growing trend in the market – the white paper. “A So, Mike wrote How to Write a White Paper: a White Paper on White Papers and established himself as a thought leader in this part of the industry.