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Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

One of the great things about the Facebook is that it provides you access to a large audience of over 550 Million people worldwide at a very low cost so why not take advantage of it. This is why today on Facebook seems so familiar to me – while the buying process is less about keywords and more about precise targeting – the costs seem awfully familiar. Share this on Facebook.

11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Around this time last year I wrote about the 10 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2010 and while I would say 7 out of 10 have already materialized and the others are on their way. So that begs the question – what’s on the horizon specifically for B2B Marketers next year? Here are 11 concrete ways I think the environment in which B2B Marketers operate will evolve in 2011.

36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity

It’s hard to overstate the impact of Facebook. Having long ago passed MySpace as the most popular social network, Facebook recently replaced Google as the most-visited website in the U.S. It started 2010 with roughly 350 million users and is now on its way to 600  million. Facebook Marketing Tips and Guides. Facebook SEO by Blind Five Year Old. ** 5 Stars.

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35 (of the) Best Guides to Facebook Marketing, Advertising, Search and More of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Facebook is an extraordinary phenomenon. Also included are a few posts from Facebook proponents, and skeptics, to help you determine if you even really need to be concerned with any of this — or if your social media marketing efforts might be best directed elsewhere. Facebook Marketing Tips and Tactics. How to set up a Facebook fan page that works by Direct Creative Blog. How to Better Engage Facebook Fan Page ‘Fans’ by Social Media Examiner. Facebook Marketing Tips: Make the Most of Your Fan Page by TopRank Online Marketing Blog. Facebook SEO.

A fascinating “hardcore” B2B social media success

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

With many companies now engaged in social media marketing strategies for nearly two years or more, success stories are starting to emerge, even in the difficult marketing world of industrial B2B.  I discovered a great success story to share with you through a masters thesis being developed by Haakon Jenson of Norway. 378 members in the ShipServ Maritime Network group on LinkedIn.

5 Ways for B2B Companies to Engage on Facebook

Social Media B2B

Recently, I looked at 5 Ways for B2B Companies to Engage on Twitter. If the micro-blogging tool is often cited as a social media marketer’s golden child, Facebook may just as often be considered the red-headed stepchild. Jeff’s post Facebook is Doing it Wrong for B2B Companies touches on many of the ways Facebook is ignoring marketers’ needs, in addition to its shaky privacy policies and recently ill-received Places launch. Here’s a starter kit for B2B companies to better engage on Facebook: 1. Questions. Tagging.

Paul Dunay joins Networked Insights as the CMO

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Like Doug I was experimenting with this new technology in all of its forms from RSS, blogging, podcasts, videos, twitter, social networks, Facebook applications, mobile, location based applications and as you have seen me speak about before I think the role of marketing is changing to one that is becoming more like a Marketing Technologist. The answer was – neither of us knew!

31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website? Search for a brand name or keyword across all of the most popular social networks at once? Economic conditions may have been tough in 2010, but there was no shortage of online innovation. Create animations?

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Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity

LinkedIn is firmly ensconced among the “big 3″ social networks for marketing and business purposes, and though its base of 80 million members is far smaller than the 600 million users of Facebook, its impact in B2B marketing is larger. According to recent research , 32% of B2B marketers use LinkedIn to generate leads, versus just 16% who do so on Facebook.

Generating a Buyer Persona with Facebook Advertising

Buzz Marketing for Technology

How … Facebook! As you may be aware I co-wrote the book Facebook Marketing for Dummies (Wiley) and I am in the middle of working on Facebook Advertising for Dummies (Wiley) right now. And I stumbled upon this concept while working on a Facebook Ad campaign. Frankly that’s buyer persona gold for free from your Facebook Ad campaign. Share this on Facebook.

78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

With the amount of helpful content about social media marketing growing faster than Facebook’s user base or Lindsay Lohan’s court appearances, it’s tough to keep up. Building Social Bookmarking Networks 101 by Search Engine Journal. Andrew Ran Wong provides a valuable list of productivity tips for Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, Google and other social networks to help readers get more done in less time. 10 Principles for B2B Sales by Better Closer. 10 Essential Social Media Tips for B2B Marketers by Mashable. Share this on Facebook.

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Facebook vs Twitter Infographic

Fearless Competitor

Bottom line – Facebook is bigger but Twitter users are more loyal. If you are into b2b lead generation, you should use both. Focus Roundtable on B2B Lead Generation Jeff Ogden (@fearlesscomp on Twitter) is President … Continue reading → Marketing Social Media Social NetworksVery cool info graphic.

7 Hot Trends In B2B Marketing Analytics | B2Bbloggers.com - B2B.

B2Bbloggers

About | Advertise | Submissions | Write for Us CrowdsourcedFRD Home Advertising Branding Content Marketing Lead Gen SEO-SEM Social Media More Strategy Design PR eBooks Educational Facebook Guest Posts Twitter 7 Hot Trends In B2B Marketing Analytics October 7th, 2010 | By Maria Pergolino No matter what area of the B2B market you’re involved with, change is a constant.

How to use social media for B2B

Chris Koch

want to do something ambitious and I’m hoping you’ll help. I’d like to create a guide for how to use social media in B2B that does not involve talking about the specific tools—as least not in the top line. Some monitoring tools let you segment the different types of social media to determine where conversations are happening—such as blogs vs. Facebook. Image by HubSpot via Flickr.

10 Best Posts of 2010

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Far and away one of the best blog posts I wrote this year was on the new 4′c of B2B Marketing – it was read over 15,000 times and 3X more popular than the next most read blog post of the year. This inspired me to do a quick 10 Best Posts of 2010 as we slide into the New Year. Is The White Paper Dead for B2B Marketing? Fire your Director of Social Media!

Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Twitter came of age in 2010, growing at a scorching pace —from 75 million users at the beginning of the year to more than 190 million by the end of December. Twitter is used (officially) in 65 of the Fortune 100 companies , 63% of small to midsized businesses, and nearly half of all B2B enterprises. Best of 2010: 14 Ways Every Business Should Be Using Twitter by Inkling Media.

Creating Engagement in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Their platform is good up to 20,000 people and we had 24,000 signed up for our January 19, 2010 virtual event. Share this on Facebook. Related posts: B2B Marketing Content: Lure or Lasso? Influencers vs Advocates in B2B Marketing According to Wikipedia – Influencer Marketing is a form of. A recent Cone Inc.’s Creating Engagement. Measuring Engagement. Tweet This!

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15 things marketers should stop doing and thinking in 2011

Chris Koch

From Facebook to email to putting telephones on employees’ desks (remember, the telephone started as a “consumer” communication technology, too), companies think that every new wave is going to lead to gajillions in lost productivity. Guess what companies, people wasted time at work long before Facebook came along. For expensive, complex B2B products and services, social media can improve relationships with customers and increase awareness. The kids have already dumped it in favor of texting and social networking. Social media cause people to waste time at work.

55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. Facebook added more than 200 million users last year, and Twitter more than doubled in size, adding 115 million. How to Use Social Media for B2B Marketing by Inc. The 8 Steps of B2B Social Media Marketing by EngageSciences.

Marketing Automation Trends for 2010

LeadSloth

Several new vendors appeared on the market, many existing vendors experienced rapid growth, and Marketing Automation as a term gained popularity among B2B marketers. In this post I want to focus on the trends in Marketing Automation for 2010. Adam Needles , Director, Field Marketing and B2B Marketing Evangelist, Silverpop. In 2010 you’ll start to hear about marketing methods. At Marketbright, we believe Agile Marketing will emerge as a popular methodology so marketing professionals can adapt and survive in 2010. predictions. Creation of buyer-centric content.

How to Choose a Social Media Listening Platform for B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Share this on Facebook. Related posts: Social Media Listening for B2B Marketing One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is managing. Social Media Budget Ratio in B2B Marketing In my new advisory role for the members of MENG. Social Media Lead flow in B2B Marketing Word spreads quickly in Social Media – sometimes more quickly. Tweet This! Digg this!

Facebook’s Like Button adds Life to your Content

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At last count well over 100,000 websites integrate some form of Facebook’s social plugins (including my site!). They’ve integrated the new Like feature with every product on the site so at a quick view, you can see the number of “Facebookers” who Like the item and maybe even cast your own vote. Share this on Facebook. Could Facebook become a Lead Nurturing platform?

Tapping Social Networks for Business: Interview with @ClaraShih.

B2Bbloggers

After all, Shih created Faceconnector , an application that pulls Facebook profile information into Salesforce.com’s CRM application. She also wrote The Facebook Era , which is chock full of insights on how to use social networks for business purposes. Do you think connecting through social networks will ultimately be part of an expected way that business gets done?

Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

delicious b2bmarketing

The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? Managing these multiple login systems from all these social networks is cumbersome due to changing APIs, protocols. How about in the B2B space?

FOUND the ROI of Social Media for B2B Marketers!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I think it is fair to say that Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every B2B Marketers mind has been where is the ROI? Supporting and retaining your best customers is always a good strategy especially when in B2B where a few customers account for a large part of your revenue. Share this on Facebook. Enter Social Customer Support …. Tweet This!

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Buyer Personas: Where (and How!) to Start | B2Bbloggers.com - B2B.

B2Bbloggers

This is such an important step for any type of B2B marketing today. Forget social media and content marketing for a moment, the reason buyer personas matter so much is that B2B buyers and B2B buying has changed. Why do buyer personas matter to me and my b2b marketing anyway? B2B buying just doesn’t happen like that anymore. Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2.

How to Produce and Promote Webinars Successfully [#B2Bchat Recap]

B2Bbloggers

Use social media to promote via Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. About the B2Bblogger: Andrew Spoeth is an independent marketing consultant who specializes in B2B demand generation. B2Bbloggers.com is an online magazine for B2B marketers. Our goal is to engage, educate, and make it easier for B2B marketers to find the information they care about to do their jobs successfully.

Five Awesome B2B Social Media Statistics

PWB Marketing Blog

Do you think social media isn’t for B2B organizations? It’s true B2B tends to be slower to adopt new trends. 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. Top B2B Social Media Statistics. Source: MarketingSherpa, October 2010.

Practical B2B Blog Strategy | B2Bbloggers.com - B2B Social Media.

B2Bbloggers

But at the end of the day success in the B2B sphere isn’t about conversations and engagement: it’s about sales. Don’t Let Your Focus Wander The “engage, start a conversation&# mantra that seems to be doing the rounds at the moment might be a bit misleading from a B2B perspective. So What’s the Best Approach for B2B blog success? clicks down.

6 Tips for Understanding the B2B Business Decision-Making Process.

B2Bbloggers

Therefore, many of the rhetorical tactics and psychological triggers used in consumer marketing also work for B2B marketing, engaging the people who visit our websites, read our content, and use our products in their professional roles. As B2B marketers, it’s time to place this fundamental concept at the center of every piece of content we create. Why buy? Buyer Personas).

Top 56 B2B Marketing Posts for September 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

Best of B2B Marketing for September 2010. Great stuff in the B2B Marketing world in September.  Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far) - Webbiquity , September 1, 2010 Social media has fundamentally altered the practice of public relations. Social media and the big conversation “fail” - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , September 26, 2010 I am feeling sad and a bit ashamed of myself. Should Investor Relations Teams Use Twitter? - B2B Voices , September 1, 2010 Image via CrunchBase. Even Facebook is building a phone.

Is It Time To Stop With The Social Networking “Addiction” label.

B2Bbloggers

About | Advertise | Submissions | Write for Us CrowdsourcedFRD Home Advertising Branding Content Marketing Lead Gen SEO-SEM Social Media More Strategy Design PR eBooks Educational Facebook Guest Posts Twitter Is It Time To Stop With The “Social Networking Addiction” label? July 2nd, 2010 | By Jeremy Victor Imagine for a moment the following. Group : Welcome, Jeremy. Thank you.

28 Awesome B2B Social Media Statistics

Social Media B2B

Below are a collection of B2B social media statistics collected from various sources covering a wide range of topics. We Usage : 86% of B2B firms are using social, compared to 82% of B2C. B2B firms aren’t as active in their social media activity with only 32% engaging on a daily basis compared with 52% of B2C firms. Forecasts : Annual growth in US B2B online marketing spend is forecast at 8% in 2010 and is set to reach 14% by 2012. Online accounted for 7% of the B2B marketing mix in 2008. We hope you enjoy digging into the numbers. Source ).

Facebook can’t be stopped and here’s why!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I am just putting the finishing touches on the 2nd Edition of Facebook Marketing for Dummies (Wiley) with my co-author Rich Krueger (and BTW we have sold over 20,000 copies in less than a year!). We also just completed Facebook Advertising for Dummies (Wiley) which is due to ship in November. Facebook also overtook Google in page views just recently. Share this on Facebook.