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11 Myths of Social Media Marketing


This person is answering questions about your products and/or services, responding to or redirecting complaints, sharing interesting content, providing more information…you’ll probably want to be a bit careful about who gets this responsibility. -> 2. Share this on LinkedIn. This confusion is partly due to some still-common misconceptions about social media marketing.

Marketing Automation Trends for 2010


In this post I want to focus on the trends in Marketing Automation for 2010. 1) We’re at a point where we have lot of data about marketing performance, but it’s a big challenge to turn it into actionable information (2) we’re actively tweeting, blogging and using LinkedIn, but how can that be effectively managed, and how can it be measured? (3) Scott Mersy , VP Marketing and Products, In 2010 you’ll start to hear about marketing methods. Manticore Technology wishes you a full-funnel in 2010. predictions. The Contributors.

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? Sudha believes that a lot of B2B marketers are using it simply as a broadcast platform, when its real value is in making customers your partner.

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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? Social Media Shaping the Product PayPal’s Sudha Jamthe believes we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to B2B social media. Learn more.

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Want to Build a B2B Community? Twitter Chat Offers Advice and How.


Twitter Chat Offers Advice and How-to’s [#B2Bchat Recap] August 22nd, 2010 | By Ksenia Coffman Follow #B2Bchat on Twitter Any company, including B2B, wants a strong community – to provide feedback, evangelize your brand, and stand up for you in times of crisis. Ron_Hudson : Involve existing customers/clients in product/service improvement/development. They paid to belong.

11 Predictions for B2B Social Media in 2011

Social Media B2B

In 2010 social media made huge advances in B2B companies, but based on our review of our 2010 predictions , the adoption curve was not as steep as we anticpated. Offer customers product reviews, dealer locations and other information that can be useful while on the go. While the big three platforms of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn will continue to reign supreme for most B2B companies, niche industry sites and forums will become more important this year. Reps will understand that every response can be broadcast to a wider audience. Mobile, Mobile, Mobile.

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6 Compelling Reasons to Use LinkedIn Signal (with 4 Caveats)

WindMill Networking

LinkedIn Signal was released just two months ago as a new way for professionals to consume information. While the new product was only available in beta for some time, my good friend Glen Loock recently mentioned to me that now anyone can access the application through LinkedIn Labs , or better yet, here’s the official link for Signal. 3) Search Tweets in a Region.

Social Media Hierarchy of Needs - Best Practices for ROI Success

The ROI Guy

This includes promoting and participating in collaborative discussions and engaging users in collaborative product reviews, shared designs and innovation. Engagement, the ability to attract and dialogue with followers, advocates and readers, created a foundation to attract and dialogue new prospects, improve existing customer loyalty and provide a platform for collaborative innovation.

Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every product marketer’s mind has been how to justify the ROI? I don’t care whether you own a community or your rent one from a provider like LinkedIn Groups – but a community is a great place to create a social experience with your customer. Find diehard fans on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Users.

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Social Media Hierarchy of Needs - Best.

Tom Pisello

Thursday, December 23, 2010 Social Media Hierarchy of Needs - Best Practices for ROI Success From our social media ROI studies, analyzing the investment, popularity, practices and results of social media marketing for over 500 companies, a key indicator to social media ROI success was level of engagement. Frugalnomics: Business Productivity and Cost Reduc. They do if they are.

Five Benefits of Blogging for Business


Your website is about your product or service, and the benefits it provides to buyers. Even more importantly, if your product or service is difficult to differentiate, a blog gives you a way to create differentiation via your knowledge. Websites are one-way communication, a broadcast medium. Share this on LinkedIn. Here are five key benefits of blogging for businesses.

Five Big Shifts in Social Media Marketing


B2c and b2b buyers alike are tuning out such messages; they increasingly listen to each other, to key influencers, and to marketers willing to add real value beyond just schlepping their own products and services when making their purchase decisions. Production was active, consumption was passive. This shift has also altered best practices for successful product launches.

The 9 Worst Ways to Use Facebook for Business


You can broadcast messages on their Facebook homepage newsfeed, spark conversations that can provide your company with valuable feedback, and encourage fans to upload their own content. Don’t you want fans sharing pictures of them using your product for the rest of your Facebook audience to see? Free Download: 2010 Facebook Marketing Guide. What would be your #10?

The Mi6 Tweekly: Week of September 27, 2010

MI6 Marketing Agency

Chart: Change in online spending tactics in 2010 by #B2B marketers (Source: BtoB Magazine via/@eMarketer). Use Firefox or IE when updating your Linkedin status updates. Good post from @dklchengre: is software a product or service? Use status updates on Linkedin to share content from your site/blog. Cisco to create next generation broadcast and content operations with Corus. Below are selected tweets that were sent out by Chris Herbert, Founder of Mi6 through his @B2Bspecialist twitter account and his @mi6agency twitter account. Monday. Mi6Tip. Tuesday. Mi6Tip.

Social media and thought leadership: The virtuous circle for B2B marketing

Reputation to Revenue

As such, they're beginning to slice and dice thought leadership content into blog posts, tweets, videos, and the like -- and use Twitter , LinkedIn , Facebook , YouTube , SlideShare and other platforms to promote that content as widely as possible in the social sphere. In fact, isn't this just a more refined version of the same old one-way broadcast mentality? Make sense?

How to Write a Social Media Policy


Even one offhanded remark about a coworker, customer, product or financial situation can damage a company’s reputation. LinkedIn, Facebook, Plaxo, Hi5, etc.). Twitter is a conversational platform, not a broadcasting medium. Share this on LinkedIn. Why is having a social media policy in place so critical? Essential Topics for an Organizational Social Media Policy.

The NEW “Four P’s” of marketing

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Place, product, price and promotion. Everybody’s a video star, a rock star, a broadcaster, an author. From a coupon on their phone automatically sent to them by an RFID/GPS system while they are standing next to your product in the grocery store? Share this on Linkedin. We all learned these basic marketing principles in college and they still stand up today.

Five Social Media Marketing Reports and Guides Worth Checking Out


The book will explain why old-school broadcast practices are waning and new conversational methods are on the rise. 10 Key Online Marketing Trends for 2010 (3 pages). For example, the report predicts that by the end of 2010, more than 3/4 of companies will use targeting and personalization on their websites. 2010 Lead Generation Marketing ROI Study (32 pages). Digg this!

Top 56 B2B Marketing Posts October 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far) , October 5, 2010 While a dwindling number of business executives still dismiss Twitter as a waste of time, recent research suggests it is one of the most valuable social networks for business. October 10, 2010 I’ve been asked about my perspective on Malcom Gladwell’s article, “ Small change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted.&# Twitter success stories: Explaining the ROI of Twitter , October 11, 2010 Measurement and ROI are constant themes in the social media world. Linkedin (90).

19 New Featured Sources on the B2B Marketing Zone


Add WordStream’s Advanced Keyword Tools to Your Website for free , June 8, 2010. Pricing Based on Customer Expectations , May 26, 2010. June 7, 2010. Great B2B Marketing Stats (in a GREAT format!) , June 13, 2010. March 18, 2010. June 8, 2010. Slideshow) , February 19, 2010. Content Marketing Results: Landing Pages Rule , July 12, 2010.

Extra, Extra: To Get More Leads, Harness the Power of the Press Release

Sales Lead Dynamics

You can send your press releases to: The Media – newspapers, magazines, wire services (such as AP), and broadcast outlets. Social Media sites – LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter. Prospects may read about you on LinkedIn, a blog post or Twitter, for instance. After all, you don’t release new products, open offices, acquire companies, or issue earnings statements. Award.

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Why Your Agency Sucks at B2B

B2B Marketing Unplugged

I could almost (almost) understand it when things weren’t digital and production art was complicated and incredibly stressful to produce on time and properly. In consumer marketing mass advertising is still king, even if it’s moving from broadcast to online. Agencies Understand Agencies and Hair Gel: Agencies understand creative process, production, demographics, direct mail, branding, media buying, design, typography, out-of-home, copy and, certainly, billing. Hair products too. Okay maybe your agency doesn’t suck at B2B marketing. Things like: Profitability.

Is Social Media BS?


You have to jump in all the way, and involve your best people: the ones who know your products and services inside and out, and understand the issues your customers face. In the old days (pre-2003 or so), brands were carefully crafted by agencies, creatively packaged, and presented to the public via one-way broadcast communications (TV, magazines, direct mail). Share this on LinkedIn.

Measuring the Impact of Social Media in B2B Marketing


It’s about engaging with customers, prospects, industry press, analysts, bloggers and other key influencers to increase the amount of positive conversation about your company, product or service. LinkedIn, Facebook). What’s most important, however, is to treat social media as an engagement channel rather than a broadcast medium, and structure measurement appropriately.

Book Review: Social Media Marketing


You can’t just ‘leave your mark’ and expect success…Members of social media communities are no longer swayed by a coupon for 10% off or an invitation to try a new product. Social Networking (Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, etc.). Share this on LinkedIn. Don’t automatically assume they use the most popular social networks. Social Events (e.g., Blogs.

Three Words That Should Never Be Used With Social Media


To be sure, there are many helpful social media tools that make certain tasks, such as monitoring, more productive. The business value of blogs, Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, LinkedIn connections, etc. Marketers who focus on relationship building and interaction rather than broadcasting and promotion will achieve the greatest returns. Share this on LinkedIn.

Twitter for B2B Marketing

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Audience: Business Development Professionals, Marketing Managers, Channel Managers, Customer Service Professionals, Product Managers. Social media ain’t gonna help you if you have a mediocre product/service. Worst reason to be on twitter is to push your product/service shamelessly. Def great for increased readers for blog posts or new product features and upcoming events.

Corporate Websites vs. Blogs – Similar Goals, but Very Different Tools


You don’t update your product features every day, the descriptions of your services stay pretty much the same, your hours of operation don’t change, your address doesn’t change unless you move the business (an infrequent event for most enterprises), and your “about the company&# is only revised when major developments occur. Website: broadcast. Blog: dialog.

Jobseekers: Start Thinking Like a Social Media Strategist

WindMill Networking

In 2010, the landscape for jobseekers continues to change as the world around us changes. As a part of that, and in order to network outside of their network, which is where the value of networking lies, most have already created a LinkedIn profile and are using the site in one way or another. Social media marketing is not just about networking and it is not just about LinkedIn.

Proper Care and Feeding of a Blog


The best blogs communicate with readers rather than just broadcasting to them. There will be times when someone (such as a prospect with a product or pricing question, or a journalist looking for the right expert to quote) needs to contact you directly rather than just posting a comment. Share this on LinkedIn. My daughter is hooked on those pet rescue shows on Animal Planet. What I’ve learned from my more occasional viewing is that despite the many joys of pet ownership, not everyone is cut out for it. Here are seven tips for a healthy blog and a happy blogger.

Social Media and the Contact Center for Dummies

Fearless Competitor

“ One of the biggest challenges for organization today is managing the flow of information about their brands, products and services that occurs in social media channels, including micro blogs (such as Twitter) social network sites (such as Facebook), blogs and online forums. Social media is more than connecting and broadcasting. It’s that important. Get used to it.

100 Social Media & Content Marketing Predictions for 2010

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Here are some of the key trends I found while reading through our expert predictions: Video will be big in 2010. Don't say it - more offline content in 2010??? The Question What is your prediction for how brand marketers will create and distribute their own content in 2010? 2010 will be about figuring out how to use it well.    Online video will emerge as the most important tool for marketers in 2010.   With the low price and technology and easy to use technology anyone can assemble a HD-broadcast quality studio.

When I Win, YOU Win: Giving Away FREE Social Media Books to Those Who Participate in Social Media!

WindMill Networking

Yesterday, I issued a press release talking about how my LinkedIn book , “Windmill Networking: Understanding, Leveraging & Maximizing LinkedIn &# won and Honorable Mention for Best Non-Fiction Book of 2009. The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Build Better Products, Reach New Audiences, and Sell More Stuff by Clara Shih. What do you need to do? Do it!

10 Tips to Plan B2B Content Marketing and Maximize Lead Generation


MarketingSherpa offers a detailed case study but here’s a snapshot of the results—since embracing a content marketing strategy in 2010, the company has seen: 400% increase in site traffic in the past two years. Many of us forget this tried and tested rule of traditional marketing because digital media allows for instant broadcast communications. Let’s look at one example of this.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012


Prior to being named GE’s first Chief Marketing officer in more than 20 years, she held a succession of roles at GE, NBC (including President of Integrated Media at NBC Universal), CBS and Turner Broadcasting. Based in Toronto, April is currently Vice President Marketing, Enterprise Products at telecom services provider Huawei. That will be our top focus for next year. Stacey Acevero.

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B2B Marketing Online

For example, LinkedIn claims to have 65 million members in over 200 countries. What level of engagement is there with your product category? This will drive the level of interest in you or anything product related you might have to say. In situations where there is low engagement the question then becomes how you might add value in other ways not directly related to your product area. You’ll need to watch the video for the detail but essentially in cases where community identity is weak then social media is either irrelevant or simply another broadcast tool.

March Mi6 Chart Toppers

MI6 Marketing Agency

use Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter (Source: Wedbush Securities via @eMarketer). and Linkedin is third with just under 12%. #4 Asia-Pacific and Europe may be using Fan pages to broadcast and appear not to be engaging and interacting with their customers. #5 There are links below to some cool infographics that provide in-depth demographic information for Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. They use Twitter as a broadcasting medium. Mobile Users Access Twitter via Mobile Devices Jan 2010 vs Jan 2011 (Source: comScore via @eMarketer). March 2011. Top 10 Charts.