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How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 1

Biznology

In previous posts, I shared how CMOs at Xerox, Lithium, G2Crowd, Wiley, and XOJet are getting LinkedIn wrong as they simply focused on brand awareness, reach, and filling the funnel. showed how the actions of these CMOs and others are the reasons behind why 8 out of 10 sales and marketing leaders are unable to prove a clear social media ROI on LinkedIn. Like this post?

How most Social Media experts are wrong about LinkedIn

Biznology

I’ve read from many social media experts (including Jay Baer ) that you should take a scattershot approach to LinkedIn. on his blog, in LinkedIn group discussions, on LinkedIn Pulse and even in his presentations (including the one at Social Fresh), Jay mentioned that shotguns trump rifles in social media. Like this post?

Why you are just a resource & how you’re failing to drive demand with your content & social media marketing efforts

Biznology

According to a LinkedIn study reported in their Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide to Thought Leadership eBook, 88% of IT buyers said that thought leadership was important or critical in determining their short list of vendors. So, why aren’t business, sales, and marketing leaders focused on providing specific thought leadership content that’s relevant to extremely targeted, specific audience?

20 Ideas to super-charge your social media network

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Behind every social media strategy you must have a content plan and a network plan. To succeed on the Internet today, you have to create content that ignites and that takes an audience. In fact, if you are a new blogger or content creator you should probably spend MORE time on developing an audience than creating your content. Building your social media network.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. meaningfully with different target audiences. more true, apparently, than in social media. social media.

How to Harness the Power of Social Media

Writing on the Web

When it comes to content marketing , social media has become an essential part of most smart professionals’ marketing plans. They know that without a social presence, your online brand can appear outdated and unapproachable. However, social media marketing isn’t as simple as a lot of business owners anticipate. Social Engagement. Facebook Pages.

25 ideas for your social media network strategy

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Behind every social media strategy you have to have a content plan and a network plan. To succeed on the Internet today, you have to create content that ignites and that takes an audience. In fact, if you are a new blogger or content creator you should probably spend MORE time on developing an audience than creating your content. Building your social media network.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results. What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of?

What are the best social media platforms for your business?

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One of the most common business dilemmas is figuring our where to start with social media marketing. As with anything in life, there is often a trade-off between effort and business benefits and social media is no different. Social media marketing simply opens up the door for connections through weak relational links. Let’s get started. It does not.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. meaningfully with different target audiences. more true, apparently, than in social media. social media.

Your social media strategy plan: Where do you START?

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When I work with businesses, there is often an enthusiastic attitude about moving on to the social web but confusion about how to actually get started. And by the way, your social media initiative doesn’t start with a Facebookpage. Assess the company culture You might be wondering what the company culture has to do with social media success. What did I miss?

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy. Cross-Platform Social Media Strategy. Platform-Specific Social Strategy.

70 Rising Social Media Stars

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Sometimes I weary of social media lists that are simply popularity contests or a cheap way to promote some start-up or PR agency. Who are the unknown stars who will be rocking the social media conferences two or three years from now? 70 rising social media stars. She is currently Senior Manager, Social Media Strategy at CVS Caremark. Jay_zo.

Social Media Marketing: 6 tips for running a valuable LinkedIn group that attracts prospects

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Especially on social media. In early October, the B2B Lead Roundtable Group , this blog’s LinkedIn group, was recognized as one of the top LinkedIn groups for content marketing. Check it out for yourself here: “ 4 Hottest LinkedIn Groups for B2B content marketing.” Then, make sure that LinkedIn is an effective channel to do so. What is its size?

20 Expert LinkedIn Guides

Webbiquity

LinkedIn has made dramatic changes to its platform over the past 18 months, making what was a rather plain but effective business networking tool into a content-rich, visually dynamic, more interactive professionally-focused social network. Guides to Using LinkedIn for Career or Networking. Boost Your Brand’s Visibility With LinkedIn’s New Profile Features by Sprout Social.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. meaningfully with different target audiences. more true, apparently, than in social media. social media.

Social media strategy leaders: Tory Starr

Biznology

Last month, I launched a new series here on Biznology , interviewing leaders in social media strategy. This month we speak with Tory Starr , Director of Social Media at WGBH. Tory Starr has been involved in media of all sorts for most of her adult life, including working on an Academy Award-winning documentary. ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA. INSPIRATION.

22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity

As social media marketing has become ubiquitous ( 88% of marketers say social media is important for their businesses), hundreds of new tools have developed just in the past few years: tools for social media management, monitoring, measurement, automation, identifying influencers, creating graphical content, and more. Image credit: Buddy Media.

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A Social Media Strategy for B2B Marketers

B2B Marketing Traction

Some business to business (B2B) marketers are still hesitant about investing in social media. They may view social media as a business to consumer (B2C) activity or they think that their target audience isn’t on social media. B2B companies are getting traction on social media. LinkedIn. Here is why they are wrong. Twitter.

Social Media Audiences Are Great, But Email Audiences Are Better

Act-On

Which would you rather have: 3,000 email newsletter subscribers or 30,000 social media followers? You know that while social media represents a vast potential audience, the engagement rates are awful. Step one: Organic reach on social and deliverability for email. It’s not a whole lot better on Twitter or LinkedIn. Average engagement rates on social?

How to set up a Social Media Command Center

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Many organizations have established a social media command center as a means to amplify and speed up their marketing and engagement with customers. One particular client established a social media command center without a detailed purpose or dedicated and accountable team members. Social community management. Building the social media command center.

Real examples of how account-based marketing & selling is driving higher revenues on LinkedIn

Biznology

Many social media and social selling experts say “volume” is the key to success on social media platforms like LinkedIn. You see, it’s a wrong message to the wrong audience. And, the same thing happens when you do not take a rifle approach and focus on targeted audiences on LinkedIn. Notice the key word here: “specific.”.

31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Business and consumer marketers are nearly unanimous in their belief in the importance of social media to marketing activities. As noted below, the money is following that belief: social media now accounts for about 11% of all digital marketing outlays, and spending on social media marketing will total nearly $10 billion this year. Get social PR right.

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Does everybody need a social media strategy?

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As the hype of social media begins to die down and companies re-evaluate their efforts with a steely-eyed look at the cost versus benefits, I think it is time to re-visit this important question: Does every company really need a social media marketing plan? Do you need a social media strategy? Should they have a social media component? Get it?

When Social Media Hurts

Haley Marketing

As a team of social media gurus, our team consistently preaches the value of social media to our clients. It’s an awesome tool for strengthening your brand, engaging with your target audiences, and driving targeted traffic to your website. But are there situations when social media can hurt, rather than help? And we truly believe in its power.

3 Social Media Marketing Tips For 2014

It's All About Revenue

by Lauren Harper | Tweet this 2013 was truly a social year. New social platforms continue to emerge, and budgets have swelled, as more companies are beginning to embrace social media presence.  A reported 78% of companies now have a dedicated social media team. Social advertising is also on the rise with an estimated  $10.24

Five often-overlooked reasons senior executives should use social media

Biznology

“I don’t have time to build my LinkedIn profile. hear these objections all the time when speaking to top executives about social media. Their concerns are motivated by a basic misunderstanding of how people use tools like LinkedIn and Twitter. The same applies to online interactions, and that’s why social networks can be so powerful for executives. Sound familiar?

How to Optimize Events with Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Nothing promotes event marketing as well as social media. Many marketers use social media regularly, whether for networking or business purposes. As a result, social platforms are a great way to publicize events in real time. In order to generate social media buzz on your business’s upcoming event, create and share content in the weeks leading up to it.

5 Simple Ways to Segment Your Social Media Audience

Hubspot

"How can I get more leads from social media?". This is a question I get often from marketers who are struggling to find and prove the value of social media to their business. Generally, it's followed by an explanation of the various social media tactics they have tried to address this concern. Segmenting their audience on social media.

Spring-Cleaning: Social Media Tips & Tricks to Organize Your Accounts

KoMarketing Associates

For social media marketers, spring-cleaning takes on an entirely new meaning. It’s no longer washing windows and scrubbing floors, but it’s organizing social audiences, reexamining the competition, and more. By doing a thorough spring-cleaning across accounts, social media marketers will have their affairs in order for the months to come. Enjoy!

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity

The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” You’ve seen the statistics on social media marketing : 93% of marketers use social media for business.

Is there a place for social media in a boring business?

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Is there a place for social media in a “boring” business like insurance, plumbing, or trucking? While I do believe nearly any business can benefit from some social media presence, we do need to take a rational look as to whether it should really be a priority in the marketing mix for a “boring” business. Why would I participate in social media?”

30 B2B Social Media Tips for 2016

KoMarketing Associates

As social media has grown, so has the opportunity for businesses to reach customers and potential customers. In fact, according to the Salesforce 2015 State of Marketing Report , 66% of businesses now have a dedicated social media team. Social media isn’t something you just do. huge part of social media is understanding your audience.

Tips on how to use LinkedIn for Better Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Have you ever wondered about how can you use LinkedIn for better lead generation and business. In this post, I interview Susan Tatum, Partner at The Conversion Company. I met Susan through following her writing on her blog and her work in the LinkedIn community. Brian: What inspired you to do your work with LinkedIn? Why are you running a LinkedIn program? development?

5 Big tips to make LinkedIn ads work for you

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LinkedIn is today’s B2B media powerhouse. If you are a B2B marketer, in nearly any sector, chances are you are paying attention to LinkedIn, as well you should. LinkedIn brings three things that make it stand out from other B2B media companies. According to comScore’s July 2015 rankings, LinkedIn is the 15th largest media property in the US.

How to write for social media

Biznology

This video with Paul Gillin is about the basics of writing engaging social media messages. With so many posts, tweets and chatter filling social media, it’s almost impossible to get a message through. Start by understanding the culture and the medium, speaking the language of your audience and using angles that provoke conversation and response. Like this post?

83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014

Webbiquity

So before it gets replaced by the next trendy buzzwordy term, here’s some marketing-related big data for you: 83 valuable facts, stats, and research findings covering strategy, social media, SEO, online advertising, email marketing, content, blogging, social networking, video and more. What do 40% of B2B buyers say about LinkedIn, that only 19% say about Twitter?

Five ways to calm down and not be overwhelmed by social media change

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It’s impossible for a person — or even a company — to keep up with the constantly shifting platforms that make up our social media world today. But you don’t have to be overwhelmed by social media change, espcially if you can get your head around some fundamental truths about how the web works. Let’s calm your social media nerves … 1.

Your marketing success may hinge on Gray Social Media

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In the last year, a lot has been written about “ dark social media ” — the vast majority of content sharing you’ll never see because it’s occurring through email, direct messages, texting, and other private communication channels. In a recent post, I pointed to research that shows that as much as 70 percent of social sharing is unknown to us.

30+ Statistics Designed To Guide B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy in the New Year

KoMarketing Associates

While we realize that successful B2B marketing programs leverage a combination of investments, social media needs to remain in a part of that mix. More importantly, as detailed in my presentation for Supply Chain Management teams this past October, social media is an increasingly important tool for defining marketing ROI. Social Media Strategy and Budgeting.