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Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

For anyone in marketing or PR being asked to make “data-driven&# decisions “based on the numbers&# (and doesn’t that include pretty much everyone in marketing and PR these days?), the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. B2B Marketing and Social Media. Adam T.

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Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Read on to learn how social media is changing PR, how pitching bloggers is different from traditional media outreach, how to optimize press releases for search and online distribution, which tools should be in your social PR toolbox and more here in some of the best articles and blog posts on social PR of 2010 so far. by MediaPost Marketing Daily Commentary. Pros & Cons of Applying Social Media to Traditional PR Campaigns by Howell Marketing Strategies. SESNY: 5 Tips To Optimize Press Releases For Search by TopRank Online Marketing Blog. Like what?

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

Webbiquity

Economic conditions may have been tough in 2010, but there was no shortage of online innovation. Create your own online newspaper from Twitter and Facebook updates based on any topic or group of contributors. realtime social search engine that pulls current and recent results for any term from Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz, Digg and Delicious. Post on Google Buzz.

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Best Email Marketing Tips, Tactics and Metrics of 2010

Webbiquity

While social media is the flashy show horse of online marketing, email remains the solid workhorse. According to recent research , 92% of marketers consider email to be one of their “most important marketing tools” and 54% plan increased spending on it in the coming year. How can you grow the size of your email marketing list? Post on Google Buzz.

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. Social Media Marketing Tips, Tactics and Guides. Despite the widespread use of the phrase “social media marketing,&# marketing is not the only business use of social media, as John Jantsch reminds us. Social media has dramatically altered the buying process as well as marketing practices. 10 Essential Social Media Tips for B2B Marketers by Mashable. by Kuno Creative.

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

Webbiquity

Whether you’re anxious to get started marketing on Facebook, already there but looking for better results, or not sure if Facebook is right for your company (despite the eye-popping audience numbers), you’ll find guidance here in some of the best posts on Facebook marketing so far in 2010: tips, tactics and best practices for building Facebook pages, growing your fan (or “like&# ) base, advertising, optimizing for search, using Facebook apps and tools, and more, from experts like Mari Smith, Lisa Barone, Ching Ya, John Haydon, Brian Carter, Marty Weintraub and Shel Holtz.

Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Data junkies, stats addicts, web trivia buffs rejoice — here are a deluge of social media, search and other marketing research facts and figures from 50 articles and blog posts published so far in 2010. How are marketers planning to allocate budgets this year? Which social networking site is used by 92% of senior marketing executives? Content Marketing.

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.

Best Content Marketing Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity

That’s the case because, in an increasingly competitive and noisy market, buyers care not so much about what you sell as about what you know , and what you are passionate about. Get the answers to these questions and more here in some of the best guides to content marketing of the past year. Content Marketing Strategy and Tactics. by Savvy B2B Marketing. Digg this!

A fascinating “hardcore” B2B social media success

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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. Limited marketing budget and employee resources. BACKGROUND.

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. According to a HubSpot study, 71% of marketers viewed Twitter as a useful marketing tool last year, up from just 39% in 2009. How should you integrate social media with other marketing tactics like email?

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. They are even more important online.

33 (of the) Best Marketing Strategy Guides and Insights of 2010

Webbiquity

Sometimes it’s essential to step back from everyday marketing tactics to ask the bigger questions: not just “ how do we get more people to `like’ us on Facebook? &# or “what apps should we be adding to our Facebook page?&# but: why do we even have a corporate Facebook page? What are our key objectives for social media marketing? by Marketing Interactions.

7 Ways to Market to the Subconscious Brain: The Homer Simpson Guide to Content Marketing

Writing on the Web

The Homer Simpson Guide to Content Marketing" alt=" 7 Ways to Market to the Subconscious Brain: The Homer Simpson Guide to Content Marketing" />. Content marketing and the people who write marketing messages must understand how consumers’ brains work if  they want to engage and create trust and loyalty. That doesn’t include marketing, advertising, etc.

Top 25 Articles and 8 Topics in B2B Marketing for March 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

Best of B2B Marketing. March  2010. Great stuff in the world of B2B Marketing for March 2010.  We’ve hit a new low: The shittiest social media marketing plan ever - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , March 10, 2010 A local news and media company is getting into the social media consulting business.  They’re trying to augment sagging revenues from traditional advertising by leveraging their enormous customer base with this hot new add on: social media marketing!  If B2B marketers do nothing else, they should follow these 9 rules.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Word-of-mouth marketing gets BtoB people buzzing

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Recent Posts Learn the New Rules for Selling to Crazy-Busy Prospects BtoB 2010 Lead Generation Guide just published Thoughts on how the human touch impacts marketing performance 5 Steps To Creating A Lead Gen Machine & The Predictable Revenue That CEOs Love 100 Tips for Trade Show Lead Generation LinkedIn B2B Lead Generation Roundtable Group Turns One Lead Generation 2.0

Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity

Web presence optimization (WPO)—using tactics like SEO, PPC, online PR, social media, content marketing and reputation management in a coordinated fashion to maximize your online visibility and business results—is the core theme of this blog. It’s also frequently written about in popular blogs and online publications, though strangely almost no one uses the term.

Content Marketing with Emotions: Write with Feeling

Writing on the Web

Content marketing that doesn’t resonate emotionally can’t do a good job of building relationships, inspiring trust, and moving people into taking action. Authors Dan and Chip Heath, in Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard , mention research about emotional words. Post on Google Buzz. Content Marketing Favorites: Brain Based Blogging. Sadness.

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Mobile 2.0 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 : Skype Group Video Calling Comes to Mac November 4, 2010 Erica Swallow View Comments 5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing email share email share Do you like this story? Use Your Phone Number to Make Online. Learn more.

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Android Mobile 2.0 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 : 3 Tips for Maximizing Engagement With Facebook “Likes&# and Shares November 4, 2010 Erica Swallow View Comments 5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing email share email share Do you like this story? Learn more. thanks!

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Business Small business Social media Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise. Why are so many B2B marketers using social media, though? What Tools Will B2B Marketers Use? Learn more. Mobile 2.0

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5 Lessons Content Marketers Can Take Away from the 2014 World Cup

KoMarketing Associates

As my World Cup fever symptoms begins to take hold, I’ve started to draw some comparisons of this year’s event to my job as a content marketer. So, without further delay, here are the 5 lessons I believe content marketers can take from the 2014 World Cup: 1. When starting a content marketing program, it’s important to focus on “small wins” to help get the program off the ground.

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12 of the Best WordPress Guides, Hacks and Plugins of 2010

Webbiquity

An outstanding list of useful WordPress plugins from Andy Beal, author of Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online and the brain behind the Trackur social media monitoring tool. Code to Create Custom Share Buttons for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Delicious by B2B Online Marketing. Post on Google Buzz. WordPress Themes and Plugins. Digg this!

Content Marketing Tips from Computer Games

Writing on the Web

What can we learn from online computer games about content marketing for business? A lot, apparently. My husband, Attila the Honey , plays World of Warcraft , an online game that’s part of the multi-billion dollar gaming industry. Now, after watching Seth’s video on TED , I’m even more curious because they are using game dynamics for marketing tactics.

The Top 3 Priorities for 2010 Marketing Budgets

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About | Advertise | Submissions | Write for Us CrowdsourcedFRD Home Advertising Branding Design PR SEO-SEM Social Media Strategy More testchannel AdROCK eBooks Educational Facebook Guest Posts Twitter The Top 3 Priorities for 2010 Marketing Budgets November 2nd, 2009 | By guestblogger By Tom Pick | Online Marketing Executive | KC Associates With a lingering recession, the U.S. unemployment rate still near 10%, and uncertain prospects for a quick recovery , marketers need to keep two things in mind. Conversations Re: Sales | Marketing | Social Media | Etc.

Neuromarketing Books for Marketing to Brains

Writing on the Web

There are new neuromarketing companies and books galore, and I believe most offer important clues for content marketers. loved this book for it’s ability to translate brain scan results with a marketing  perspective in layman’s terms. Does this new craze for brain imagining  and neuromarketing reveal any really useful information for content marketers? Digg this!

SEO success for your blog in 10 easy steps

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Now I don’t mean to be a buzz-kill, but SEO strategies seem to be multiplying like Justin Bieber fan sites.  So before you overdose on eggnog, I have some homework for you over the holidays. Then, from your keyword research, figure out how you can work in the most relevant keywords in the copy and tags. Find him on his smart marketing blog or, even better, say hi on Twitter.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve.  Increase use of video marketing? The recent 72 Fascinating Social Media Stats post on JeffBullas.com was one of my post popular guest posts ever, so here is an entirely new set of social media stats, facts and research findings. Digital Buzz Blog ).

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(Almost) 100 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Blog Posts and Articles of 2009

Webbiquity

Social media marketing activity exploded in 2009, and so did coverage of these practices. Every social media consultant , corporate marketer and PR professional was challenged to keep up with the latest writing on the topic. So in case you missed any of these, here are almost 100 of the best blog posts and articles covering social media strategy and tactics, measurement, monitoring, research, pitfalls to avoid, policies, tools and more from 2009. Study: Social Media Pays by MediaPost Online Media Daily. Measuring Results in Social Media Marketing by Optimize This.

17 Compelling and Highly Usable B2B Marketing Statistics

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This is set to reach 12% by 2013 Source : AMR International B2B Online Marketing Assessment and Forecast to 2013 US business-to-business (B2B) advertising and marketing spending will increase by 0.8% billion this year Source : eMarketer B2B interactive marketing spending will climb to nearly $4.8 One of the best sources of information is industry statistics.

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Phony Testimonials and Dumb Social Proof

Writing on the Web

Nothing can back fire and destroy trust and credibility more quickly than phony testimonials, as well as vague or anonymous comments. I’ve been working with an old client who’s been working hard to master blogging so he can have a strong online presence. perfect example can be seen on Internet marketing gurus sites. They are notorious for having testimonials from all their friends, you know, those ’same old faces’ you see at all the Internet marketing conferences and product launches. Post on Google Buzz. Buzz up! Authenticity. Liking.

Five Social Media Marketing Reports and Guides Worth Checking Out

Webbiquity

Much has been written about content marketing from the delivery side. For those whose job it is to generate leads and sales through content and social media, here are five excellent new resources to help increase your knowledge. A B2B Marketer’s Guide to Great Facebook Pages from HubSpot (29 pages). Social Media Marketing GPS (91 pages). Post on Google Buzz.

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: B2B online marketing continues ascent.

Tom Pisello

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 B2B online marketing continues ascent despite tough economy Rapid 12% annual growth led by Social Media, Lead-Gen Micro-Sites and Online Marketing Services B2B online marketing continues to grow, with research firm AMR predicting an annual compound growth rate of 12% into 2013. Is Marketing Too Busy?

5 B2B Marketing Infographics You Can’t Go Without

Modern B2B Marketing

As marketers, we thrive off data visualization using graphics, charts and images to educate ourselves and tell our stories. Whether your B2B marketing efforts can use more information on social media, content marketing or demographics, your marketing mix can’t afford to go without these 5 useful infographics: 1. Buzz coming in last. 2. Who Participates Online.

Content Marketing Ideas: Rethinking Blogging

Writing on the Web

There was a time I was in love with blogging … I had already been in the business of content marketing for 5 years on the Web, using an old-fashioned website platform. blog is still “The best darn content marketing tool on the planet!&# But it’s not about “the blog…&#. Applied to copywriting and web design, marketers can improve click rates and results.

Content Curation in B2B Marketing

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November 7, 2010 Content Curation in B2B Marketing Posted by: Lee Odden of Online Marketing Blog on 06/29/10 1 Comment : Linking Blogs : Add to del.icio.us : Many of the B2B companies that publish corporate blogs have long realized the value of publishing useful content in the form of white papers, case studies, webinars, newsletters and other types of educational content.

7 Mistakes Speakers Make with Presentations

Writing on the Web

The brain research behind this is valid, and in everyday life we experience it with 7-digit phone numbers. This week in Las Vegas, at Chris Farrell’s and Mike Filsaime’s Affiliatedotcom.com event , many speakers presented “7 Steps&# to better internet marketing. Post on Google Buzz. Content Marketing that Speaks to the Old Brain. Try 3-4 things instead.

Best Business Blogging Tips and Guides of 2010 (So Far), Part 1

Webbiquity

Learn how to make your blog the center of your social media efforts, build traffic, write great posts and more here in some of the best tips, tactics and guidance for blogging of 2010 so far. 100+ SMB Blogging Ideas to Kick Start 2010 by Small Business Trends. How to Never Run Out of Blog Topics to Write About by Internet Marketing for Business Owners. Ten Must Read Tips to Start a Small Business Blog by TopRank Online Marketing Blog. Marketing Your Blog: 10 Essential Tips You Should Know by Hongkiat. Post on Google Buzz. Want more comments?

Brain Scans Reveal 3 Elements of “Buying Brain”

Writing on the Web

As more brands are being studied in laboratories around the world, consumers are being hooked up to brain imaging machines, fMRI , EEG and other devices so that they are monitored while they read marketing messages and make decisions. Neuromarketing is extremely expensive market research to do, but fortunately most brains work the same, with some exceptions for age and gender. Post on Google Buzz. Related posts: Emotional Attention + Memory = Content Marketing. Neuromarketing: This is your brain on advertising… The Brain Science of Online Persuasion.

Social Networking for Business: What’s Right for Yours?

Writing on the Web

Nothing is more frustrating than spending your efforts pursuing a particular marketing strategy only to find that it generates ZERO results.  Marketing you and your services is simply about educating your target audience about how you can solve their problems. Take the time to do your research and find out EXACTLY which social networks your target market is hanging out in. By taking the time to research the ideal social networks, you will demonstrate that you are committed to helping others and serving their needs. Post on Google Buzz. Digg this!

Best of 2009: Social Media Marketing, Part 1

Webbiquity

With the rapidly increasing use of social media tools for marketing and PR comes growing pressure to demonstrate results. This post suggests that marketers should focus on a different ROI when calculating the value of social media efforts: “return on insight.&# Facebook Lets Users Open Up Profiles by MediaPost Online Media Daily. Is Your Online Marketing Strategy All Tweet and No Meat? Video search 101: Marketing and optimization by iMedia Connection. Noting some statistics on the explosive growth of online video, David L. by HubSpot.

Social Media: Making Friends for Fun & Profit

Webbiquity

Excerpted from my new booklet, Effective Online Marketing In A Nutshell , here are some tips that will help: LinkedIn. 1.  The jury is still out on Facebook’s effectiveness for the B2B market.  We’ve got some useful first steps in the booklet on Facebook specifically, as well as additional tips on both LinkedIn and Twitter. To your Internet Marketing Success! Facebook.

Content Marketing Tasks: Practice Makes Progress

Writing on the Web

If you’ve spent your career avoiding certain marketing tasks because you don’t think you’re any good at them, you struggle each time you try, and you end up with weak results, take heart. Other people tend to focus their online marketing on content; they write books and they publish blogs and newsletters… and they hate speaking. Post on Google Buzz.