2017

Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses

The Realtime Report

Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses By Jingcong Zhao. With $5.4 Billion spent on social media marketing in the U.S. alone last year , it’s clear that social media is being cemented as a marketing function in most B2B organizations.

ROI 148

Digital Transformation as an Expression of Business

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In much of industry, the idea of “Digital Transformation” has taken root. At the core of this process is the need to replace antiquated and “slow” processes, products, and service offerings with agile, automated, and “smart” processes, products, and service offerings.

Energy 106

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media.

Tools 106

The Great AMS Shakeup and what to do about it

SocialFish

With the current shakeup in the association technology space with the merger of Abila, YourMembership and Aptify , association executives are left to wonder what will happen to services and products–not to mention their long-term relationships with their existing AMS partners–as a result.

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

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Social Media Case Study: How Red Bull Built a Strong Fan Base Online

Devumi

Red Bull is one of the most popular brands on social media. How they pulled it off is an inspiring social media case study. Discover Red Bull’s secrets to being the energetic brand with the incredible video and social media marketing.

Is Facebook advertising worth it?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Is Facebook advertising worth it? The numbers speak for themselves: about 3 million businesses are spending more than $30 billion on Facebook ads each year. It’s because they are more potent than most of the options.

Research Reveals 7 Keys to Lead Generation Success

Aggregage

We’ve recently concluded a significant research effort across our different sites/newsletters that evaluated the effectiveness of different lead generation pieces. This represents more than 1,000 titles across 10 industries.

The Worst Advice We Got from Social Media Gurus: Our Social Media Expert Roundup

agora pulse

Chances are, if you’re trying to market your business, you will be introduced to a “social media guru” who will purportedly take your Facebook page to otherworldly heights. Before you hand over a penny to this person, listen up.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Why Transmedia Is The New Viral Gold For Influencer Marketing

The Realtime Report

Why Transmedia Is The New Viral Gold For Influencer Marketing By Dr. Chester Branch. The old form of content marketing is dying. It’s become nothing more than ‘white noise.’ ’ So marketers are relying on influencer marketing as a way to break through the clutter and be heard.

Remix 109

Getting Towards a Mature Data Infrastructure

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Data is the watchword in organizations large and small. In fact, how an organization frames data is the single most important determination of future success or failure. As some put it, Data is the new “oil,” the commodity of most value in the modern age.

Data 69

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Although content marking is now a nearly universal practice—with 93% of B2B marketers using content marketing— half of all marketers still rank “producing enough content” as one of their top five challenges. Fortunately, content marketers don’t have to do it all themselves.

7 Steps for Finding Work/Life Balance While You’re Trying to Save the World

SocialFish

By Meico Marquette Whitlock. ——-. You’re deeply committed to your organization and doing whatever it takes to make life just a little bit easier for your members and the community you serve.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

To Cision, With Love

Waxing UnLyrical

Dear Cision, Healthcare shmealthcare, you totally stole the show this week with your B.I.G. N.E.W.S. You know… that not-so-little bolt from the blue that you’re going public. And that you’ll have “ an anticipated initial enterprise value of approximately $2.4 billion.”

When Is It Appropriate To Hide, Block Or Delete On Social Media?

Firebelly

As a social media manager, you are bound to come across unsavory comments on your social channels. They come in various forms; complaints, cursing, inappropriate photos or comments and so on. So how do you handle them? When is it appropriate to hide, block or delete on social media?

Working with Empathy

Janet Fouts

While it’s general policy to train your team in the technical elements of their job, you may be leaving out a crucial component; empathy. You probably already know empathy is not something that comes naturally to everyone, yet this skill is essential to a modern, conscious business.

Social Media Demographics to Inform a Better Segmentation Strategy

Sprout Social

The best marketers you’ll come across don’t sleep until they have a better idea on their audience and segmentation strategy. It truly pays to have your message reach the right people at the right time. In the social media industry, your audience demographics can change in what seems like overnight.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Top five: New features tools and services from the ‘Big Three’ (plus Pinterest)

Sherrilynne Starkie

I’m bringing back the weekly top five that was such a popular feature on this blog many years ago. Each week, I’ll highlight the five most important social media news stories of the week (according to me!). This week we have new innovations from Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Pinterest. REPORT.

4 LinkedIn Tools that Will Change the Way You Think About LinkedIn

Razor Social

If you are in B2B marketing or otherwise tasked with sourcing leads for your company, LinkedIn is one of the most powerful platforms you can use to grow your business.

Hiring A Social Media Manager? Ask Them These Questions.

agora pulse

With the discovery that — yes, social media isn’t a fad — more and more businesses have decided to hire a full-time social media manager.

8 Google Analytics Tricks For Marketers

The Realtime Report

8 Google Analytics Tricks For Marketers. By Varun Sharma. When someone wants a tool to analyze the traffic coming to their website, nothing comes close to Google Analytics (GA).

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager: How to Spend Time on Social Media in 2017

Buffer Social

One of the questions I get asked most as the social media manager here at Buffer is: How do you break up your day in order to get the most out of social media? . Up until recently, I hadn’t really thought about it much.

Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Cheryl Joy. According to recent research from Forrester, digital marketing spend in the US will reach $120 billion by 2021.

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STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they measure expenditures, revenue, and cost savings? How do they link the community to competitive advantage?

Study 96

Ultimate Guide to B2B Social Media Marketing in 2017

Meltwater

Social media has entirely reshaped the way the world communicates. Instead of relying on celebrities,… Read More.

B2B 58

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

Why Snapchat Content and the Longevity of Social Media Content are so Similar

Direct Marketing Observations

Follow me here. The principal concept of Snapchat is that pictures and messages are only available for a short time before they become inaccessible. They become obsolete if you will.

Average Time On Social Media, Are You Using It Wisely? #Infographic

Janet Fouts

How much time are you using on social media sites? Here's an infographic with data on that, and some tips to use your time wisely for your business. mindful social social business social media black hole

Data 85

47 Social Media Statistics to Bookmark for 2017

Sprout Social

Right when you think you’re getting a grasp on your demographics, buyer habits and trends on social media , something new changes and turns your data into old news. That’s why it’s absolutely critical for any marketer to stay up to date on the newest social media statistics. Don’t believe us?

How Twitter & Facebook are making social media ads more transparent

Sherrilynne Starkie

Fake news is nothing new (think of the National Enquirer founded in 1926), but with last year’s Brexit and US election votes, it’s certainly become more sinister. A certain leader of the free world bandies the term about to denigrate negative media coverage but that’s not an accurate definition.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.