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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.

Why Niche Social Networks Like Empire Avenue Matter to Social Media Marketers

WindMill Networking

Social media websites are filled with communities and large numbers of people, and most businesses decide to strategically market to the largest websites that exist: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Empire Avenue is a similar type of niche social networking site for those that are active in social media. minutes LinkedIn 7.6 minutes Digg 4.1

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. How do the audiences differ across various social networks?

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Breaking News: LinkedIn Revolutionizes Social News with LinkedIn Today

WindMill Networking

It was hinted yesterday in TechCrunch that LinkedIn was about to make headlines , and seeing that today is the 1st day of SXSW 2011, the timing of releasing a new application makes sense.  I have already been receiving Industry News update emails from LinkedIn for several weeks and thought they were useful.  So what exactly IS LinkedIn Today?

Using Content to Build Trust in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Using a multichannel approach that leverages traditional and non traditional channels like Social Media is the key. And Social Media can actually help accelerate this stat for you because of the viral effect. Share this on Linkedin. Digg this! Related posts: B2B Marketing: Trust + Community = ROI Trust is not a new thing when it comes to. Tweet This!

Social Media – is it really mainstream in B2B Marketing?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So I ran across some interesting stats last week when I picked up a tweet from Jeff Bullas on the 15 essential social media facts and figures for B2B Marketing. Let me explain …. I don’t know how you feel but I certainly feel like everything I read about Social Media is the same old thing just a rehash of something else I read before. Share this on Linkedin. Digg this!

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Generating a Buyer Persona with Facebook Advertising

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Share this on Linkedin. Digg this! Can your social media activities cost you your job? Will Facebook replace your B2B Marketing email system? Tags: Advertising Crowdsourcing Facebook Marketing Social Media Social Networking Strategy behavioral targeting So do you have buyer personas at your company? Not any more …. How … Facebook! Tweet This!

Sharing is how you build a Brand

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Whether you are a CMO’s of a B2C or B2B Marketing team the key in this next decade is sharing and the key to sharing is Content! As the old adage goes – some people spend more time planning the wedding then they do the marriage and this is true of a lot of what we see organizations do socially. Share this on Linkedin. Digg this! Tweet This!

LinkedIn Launches "LinkedIn Today" - Tips Marketers Need to Know

Hubspot

Today LinkedIn launched a new news aggregation and curation service called LinkedIn Today. Many other websites automatically curate news based on what your friends have liked, shared or voted such as Reddit, Digg, Facebook and tons more. What does the launch of LinkedIn Today mean for marketers? You should be active on LinkedIn. Either way, you need to do it!

Will Facebook replace your B2B Marketing email system?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The point here for B2C and B2B Marketers is that as Facebook makes their platform rich in interaction and captures more users and hence more conversations about your brand – you will need to be there and engage with their user base. still get questions from B2B firms asking if they should start a presence in Facebook and the answer is unequivocally YES.  Share this on Linkedin.

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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. 500 companies now call social media “very&# or “somewhat&# important to their marketing or business strategy. Now that social media has advanced from the “should we do it?&# to the “how do we do it better?&#

It pays to provide Support with Social Media

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In a recent Forrester Report on “ Customer Experience Pays Off as Social Media reduces Obstacles for Real Change ” they have really nailed down the argument I have been making over the last year about why Support is the single best place to build your business case for Social Media. It pays off in any industry (B2C or B2B) and it pays off handsomely! Share this on Linkedin.

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B2B Marketing: Trust + Community = ROI

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Trust is not a new thing in the world of sales either – its a fact that people enjoy buying from people that they trust and in B2B Marketing part of our job is to shorten the time spent building trust so sales can have an easier time and focus on selling. Social Media changes that and elevates Trust to the individual level. This is actually good news for the B2B Marketer.

Twitter IS Social « Digital B2B Marketing

Digital B2B Marketing

In fact, they question if Twitter is more of a broadcast medium than a social medium. Broadcast networks account for nearly 30% of all television time (ABC, CBS, NBC, etc). Twitter may not be a social network if Facebook or LinkedIn define social networking. Twitter creates brand new social connections. Sound impressive? It’s not.

Social Media is Simpler Than You Think

Webbiquity

With the tidal wave of how-to articles , jargon and self-proclaimed “social media experts&# hitting the online world, it’s easy for marketers and business executives to view social media as something akin to the unexplored regions of the earth as presented on medieval maps—&# here be dragons.&# Social Media Demystified. Social Media Listening. Networking.

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! Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Social media is capable of so much more.

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What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

delicious b2bmarketing

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business Business 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! Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Social media is capable of so much more.

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5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

delicious b2bmarketing

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Android Mobile 2.0 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! Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Social is not an isolated activity.&#

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

delicious b2bmarketing

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Mobile 2.0 Android 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! Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Social is not an isolated activity.&#

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Social Media Listening for B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is managing the flow of information about their brands, products, and services that occurs in social media channels, including microblogs (such as Twitter), social networking sites (such as Facebook), blogs, and online forums. Share this on Linkedin. Digg this! What’s your Social Media diet? Tweet This!

Overcoming the B2B Marcom Manager's Content Conundrum

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 Overcoming the B2B Marcom Manager’s Content Conundrum April 29th, 2010 | By Joan Damico B2B marcom managers solve the content conundrum with a social media workflow.

4 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook

delicious b2bmarketing

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Business Mobile 2.0 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! Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Thanks again [link] Facebook ja B2B?

Social Media Lead flow in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Word spreads quickly in Social Media – sometimes more quickly than you can keep up with. There are several types of conversations that you can encounter out on the social web anything from a complaint to a compliment to what I like to call the Expressed Need. Share this on Linkedin. Digg this! Related posts: Why is measuring Lead Gen in Social Media so hard?

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. Which social networking site is used by 92% of senior marketing executives? What social media tool helps small business double their reach on Twitter? While social.

8 Share Spiking Tips For Empire Avenue

It's All About Revenue

The latest social media measurement tool to takeoff is Empire Avenue. But it’s actually a startling addictive new social media engagement site. Part game, part ratings system, Empire Avenue works by allowing users to create a ticker linked to their activity on various social media profiles like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube. LinkedIn. There are some issues.

B2B Traffic Strategy: Embedding Content at Third-Party, Social Networking Sites

B2B Marketing Savvy

With great delight, my producer friend, an acknowledged social media advocate herself (thanx Spooner!) Indirectly, bookmarking sites like Delicious and Digg serve a similar virtualized function.  The set-up:   An upcoming product launch would be augmented by social media outreach and promotion: some traditional content (collateral, whitepapers, etc.), Welcome!

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The Coming Consolidation in Social Networking

WebMarketCentral

Social media sites are multiplying like rabbits. social tagging sites. Wikipedia lists more than 100 social networking sites , and Social Media Trader recently compiled an even more exhaustive list of 115 social news and bookmark sites rated by PageRank, number of inbound links and dollar value of each site. tags: Social media sites, Alexa rankings, Web 2.0

Could Facebook become a Lead Nurturing platform?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Share this on Linkedin. Digg this! Social Media Lead flow in B2B Marketing Word spreads quickly in Social Media – sometimes more quickly. Will Facebook replace your B2B Marketing email system? But Facebook? Element #2 – Email – the most critical element of a lead nurturing platform is email. Tweet This! Share this on Facebook. Share this on Reddit.

(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. Social Media Measurement. Social Media Ad Metrics Definitions (PDF) by The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).

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Customers don’t care about Channels

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Let’s face it at this point social media has gone mainstream. Customers are not only surfing the web looking for information but more and more they are relying on social media to get their information. Your customers can seamlessly move from web to social to call center to your front door. Share this on Linkedin. Digg this! didn’t think so. Tweet This!

Which Social Networking Sites Really Drive Business Traffic?

WebMarketCentral

While clearly not a statistical sampling, LinkedIn and Facebook were mentioned prominently by nearly all respondents. I've written previously about which social networking/tagging/bookmarking sites seemed to work well at driving B2B traffic, but have collected significantly more data since then. StumbleUpon and del.icio.us were common second choices.

Review: Postling for Social Media Management

Sazbean

Postling is a web-based application for monitoring and managing brands on social media. It connects up to a variety of social networks, as well as provides tracking of keywords on the web, and tracking of RSS feeds (which can be hooked up to Google Alerts or searches). The number of social media networks and services Postling connects to is not bad. Dashboard: C-.

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Social Media Budget Ratio in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The question is – What is the appropriate level of budget to support social media for a B2B company? First was the post on the Media Budget Ratio (MBR) for a B2B company. If you blow up the chart you can see that Social Media as a percentage of your overall interactive spend has grown from 13 percent of budget to 14 percent of budget for B2B Technology Marketers.

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity

Reports, surveys, studies and infographics are among the most popular content posted and shared across social networks. But which networks are most effective for spreading the content produced? How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing? How are B2B marketers using social media differently from their B2C counterparts? hours to 6.3