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Social media strategy for B2B: what’s required and what’s optional

Chris Koch

ITSMA research shows that there are other ways to reach these people that are much more effective than social media, such as small, thought leadership-based events, content-rich websites that are optimized for search, and robust reference programs, to name a few. But the mistake I think many companies make is assuming that if there is no reason for actively marketing the company through social media then there is no reason to invest in a social media strategy. Here’s why: In marketing, we have a traditional bias towards being active. think that’s short sighted. Engage.

Social media strategy for B2B: what’s required and what’s optional

Chris Koch

ITSMA research shows that there are other ways to reach these people that are much more effective than social media, such as small, thought leadership-based events, content-rich websites that are optimized for search, and robust reference programs, to name a few. But the mistake I think many companies make is assuming that if there is no reason for actively marketing the company through social media then there is no reason to invest in a social media strategy. Here’s why: In marketing, we have a traditional bias towards being active. think that’s short sighted. Engage.

Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market

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However, many tech buyers visit vendor Web sites many times to learn about and compare products, yet few register or leave evidence of their activity. would put Demandbase here along with firms like Active Conversion, Hubspot, iHance, Leadlander, Sales Genius, and Zoominfo. (I’m sure I forgot a few. would also put another group — one more focused on helping marketing align with, support, and enable sales: firms like BrightMarket, einsof, Longwood Software, and Salesforce.com with their Saleforce Content offering, to name a few. Feel free to chime in if I did.