The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools
MARCH 27, 2017
Monitoring and managing even a moderately active business social media presence can be time-consuming. The number of people using social media continues to grow, usage is increasing, and more networks require attention. Sprout Social. 4) Sprout Social.
Hubspot 3 launches
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
The Hubspot brand is well known for blog posts chock full of actionable information about marketing online. When I tell people I’m a Hubspot partner, the universal reaction is “Ooooh, I love Hubspot, they get it!” Now Hubspot is changing that.
The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. Buffer Social.
Lessons from HubSpot’s State of Inbound Marketing Report
APRIL 29, 2013
HubSpot last week released its 2013 State of Inbound Marketing report, this year weighing in at a massive 175 pages. To get the full story, download the HubSpot report here. Companies spend, on average, about a third of overall marketing budgets on inbound tactics. •
87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012
OCTOBER 16, 2012
Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve. What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Social Media Stats and Demographics.
New Social Media Research Uncovers the Big Problem for Businesses
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 4, 2015
What you want social media to do for your business, and what real people want and expect from businesses in social media are fundamentally different. In Q4 2014, Hubspot released new research called The Social Lifecycle. different social platforms.
22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
Image credit: Buddy Media. In the posts highlighted below, 20 (or so) social media marketing pros review more than 200 tools, ranging from popular, widely used tools like Buffer, Hootsuite and Feedly to intriguing but lesser-known apps. 15 Best Social Media Tools by CodeGeekz.
How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 15 Blogs for Beginners
MARCH 14, 2015
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest can take your marketing to the next level. Of the brands that *are* using social media marketing, many of them don’t do much planning regarding their social media activities.
4 Free Social Media Spring Cleaning Tools
MARCH 28, 2016
Spring has sprung and it’s time to clean up your social media channels! For Blogs: HubSpot’s Website Grader. Simply enter your blog URL, click ‘Get Your Answer’ and the HubSpot Website Grader will give your blog a grade on a scale from 1-100.
The Dirty Dozen Top 12 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid
APRIL 19, 2011
There have been numerous posts written about the pitfalls of social media marketing (including helpful pieces from Online Social Networking , Sysomos , and one I wrote for HubSpot ). Your social media strategist is your public spokesperson.
Why Is Social Media Important for My SaaS?
OCTOBER 27, 2016
Social media is a platform to build authentic relationships with your customers. So, why is social media so important? Social media opens the door to truly express how your SaaS can benefit customers. At its essence, a story isn’t really about your company.
10 Great Posts about #LinkedIn Company Pages
MARCH 24, 2013
If your customers use LinkedIn (Which I’m sure they do) then you should have a LinkedIn company page. We’ve already found that generating leads in Facebook is possible but that having a great page in LinkedIn could be a game-changer for your company.
21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)
OCTOBER 8, 2013
The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” by Social-Hire.
79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012
AUGUST 18, 2012
Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below).
9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool
MARCH 23, 2011
Social media monitoring tools are increasing essential for companies of all sizes as the explosion of social media content renders manual monitoring efforts hopeless. With almost 200 social monitoring tools (and new entrants still coming to market), available at a range of price levels from free to if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it, how does an organization select the right social monitoring tool for its needs?
33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far
AUGUST 28, 2012
Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). ” What exactly is a social graph?
Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010
JANUARY 17, 2011
the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? Social Media Facts and Stats.
20 Creative Ways to Use Social Media for Storytelling
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
But can we actually tell a story on social media? Is it possible to narrate a story with social media posts that are supposed to be short and sweet? It turns out there are many ways to use social media for storytelling! Resources Social Media Marketing
10 Social Lessons for B2B Companies
JULY 20, 2016
The social media landscape is ever-changing, and so is the way people are making buying decisions. Social media is a great tool to attract prospects and customers with your content, and guide them through the buyer’s journey. 2016 Social Marketing Planning Guide Download.
10 Important Skills and Traits Your Social Media Manager Will Need in 2017
JANUARY 25, 2017
A decade ago, the role of a social media manager might not have even existed. Today, however, almost every company is involved in social media one way or another. But what does it take to be a great social media manager? HubSpot (Blog). —.
Five Awesome B2B Social Media Statistics
PWB Marketing Blog
AUGUST 24, 2011
Do you think social media isn’t for B2B organizations? But social media is now mainstream and we have proof B2B companies are generating demand and getting leads using it. We set out to find the top five B2B social media statistics.
The Role of Social Media in Lead Generation [presentation]
AUGUST 5, 2011
Tweet Recently, I wrote a blog post with some simple tips on how to generate leads using social media. Social media is one peace of the puzzle. The presentation starts by making an interesting point about the fact that social media is not magic.
12 Tweetable Statistics Prove B2B Social Media ROCKS
PWB Marketing Blog
SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
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. Dispel the myth that social media isn’t for B2B and tweet the truth.
Riding the Social Media Struggle Bus? You’re Not Alone
APRIL 11, 2012
Recent research from MarketingProfs shows that 84% of B2B companies use social media marketing in some form, and the figure is likely higher for B2C firms. In social media, as in physical training, it takes time to see substantial results.
The Four Skills Digital Marketers Need Today
MAY 13, 2015
These skills run the gamut from one year of SEO experience to 10 years of social media experience (which of course digital marketers don’t yet have). Fans and followers are only showing a piece of what’s happening on your social media.
50 Video Marketing Stats to Help You Create a Winning Social Media Strategy in 2017
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
Video is taking over social media. In our end of 2016 social media survey , 83 percent of marketers said they’d like to create more video content if they didn’t have restraints such as time and resources. Social Media Examiner , 2016).
6 Proven Strategies for Successfully Promoting Content Across Social Media
MAY 18, 2016
Social media managers and marketers know that sometimes even the most epic material requires love and hard work when it comes to promoting content across social media. Create unique posts for each social channel. Become a social media outreach expert.
20 Must-Attend Social Media Conferences in 2017
MARCH 9, 2017
Working on social media can be a little lonely at times, especially if you are working as a team of one. Social media conferences are the secret to all that. Let’s jump right in… The 20 Best Social Media Marketing Conferences of 2017.
Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? Social Media Stats, Facts and Research Does Facebook Need To Build A Search Engine? companies now use social media for marketing.
Social Media Scheduling: How to Always Be One Step Ahead
APRIL 5, 2017
While it might have been a few centuries before social media existed, the same sentiment rings true to marketers and community managers today. When you make social media scheduling a priority, you plan for the future and stay one step ahead in an industry that changes so quickly.
9 Indispensable B2B Social Media White Papers
NOVEMBER 2, 2010
Below are a list of 9 B2B white papers that have useful information for B2B social media marketers. Published by Hubspot, May 2010. Social Media for the B2B Sphere. Finding B2B Marketing Success Integrating Social Media and Search.
Five FREE B2B Social Media White Papers
PWB Marketing Blog
NOVEMBER 8, 2011
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. And 41% of B2B companies are getting customers from Facebook.
The Social Media ROI Debate
AUGUST 23, 2010
Can the financial return on expenditures for social media business activities– in marketing, PR, customer support, HR, product development or other areas — be accurately measured? Among social media pundits, the debate rages on. Is social media ROI measurable?
106 More Amazing Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 and 2015
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
Or have too many social media marketing statistics.” ” Well, she actually only said the first part (which is debatable), but certainly would have said the second part (which isn’t) had social media been around in the 1930s. 21 Social Media Statistics.
Is Inbound Marketing Actually Profitable or Just a Slogan
Convince & Convert
AUGUST 27, 2014
Yesterday, HubSpot, the creator of the term “Inbound Marketing,” filed for an IPO. When a company files for an IPO, they submit what is called an “S-1,” which provides financial information for prospective investors.
9 Social Media Goals You Can Set for Your Business (and How to Track Them)
JANUARY 18, 2017
The thing we love most at Buffer is to help you succeed at social media. And a key part of social media success is knowing which goals and targets to set for your team. Let’s get started… 9 social media goals for your team (and how to track them).
Five Step Process for Using the Social Web
MAY 24, 2012
” He relates a story of a small business owner who went to a conference and the social media expert who spoke advised attendees use all of the social media networks because “you never know where your customer is going to be, so you need to be in all of the places.”
From Awareness to Trust: Dos and Don’ts for Lead Nurturing on Social Media
APRIL 13, 2017
Data from HubSpot shows leads range from $11 to $100 each , depending on industry. A quality lead capture system will collect data from those anonymous visitors so you’ll know what companies are visiting your site, and move them seamlessly into your CRM system for appropriate follow-up.
6 Reasons a Blog Should be the Center of Any Social Content Strategy
JUNE 4, 2012
500 fastest-growing companies and just 35% of the Fortune 100 enterprises maintain blogs. Here are six compelling reasons for organizations of all sizes to make blogging the center of their social media and content marketing efforts.
37 Free Marketing and Social Media Classes to Elevate Your Skills Today
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
When I first started out with digital marketing, I was blown away by the sheer amount of online marketing resources and social media classes. The list here includes free online courses in a number of social media-related topics and disciplines. What Is Social?