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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 Digg 4.1 Empire Avenue Social Media Marketing

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. Digg this!

Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So let’s go through 3 Tricks to Maximize a Facebook Advertising purchase for B2B Marketers. Digg this! Advertising Facebook Interactive Marketing Lead Generation Online Advertising Pay Per Click SEO Social Media Social NetworkingIf I could offer you a billboard in the middle of Times Square for little to no cost for you to advertise your company would you do it?

Identifying the Hottest Social Networks and Niche Sites for Your Target Audience

Modern B2B Marketing

by Maria Pergolino In the buyer driven atmosphere of 2011, B2B marketing can’t ignore social media.  For the last decade, the net has been morphing into one huge social community with niches of interest breaking off and creating their own networking sites. Internet users now visit a social network each month, with the average visitor spending more than 4 hours monthly.

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

Webbiquity

Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? 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?

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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. How do the audiences differ across various social networks?

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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? As a result I hear of many Social “science experiments” going on across several organizations that may or may not yield the results the marketer is hoping for. Enter Social Customer Support …. Digg this!

How to Choose a Social Media Listening Platform for B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In the last post we covered how to create a Social Media Lead Flow. There is a growing number of listening platforms devoted to Social Media – everything from highly customized services that are managed for you, to free tools you can manage yourself. Digg this! Social Media Budget Ratio in B2B Marketing In my new advisory role for the members of MENG.

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. Digg this! Related posts: B2B Marketing: Trust + Community = ROI Trust is not a new thing when it comes to. B2B Marketing Content: Lure or Lasso? Tweet This!

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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.

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. Digg this! Tweet This!

Social Media for the Boardroom

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At a recent BlogWell event I got a chance to hear Robert Raines from Chevron present his Social Media program and how he reports their activity into the Boardroom. It all starts with the Pulse Report that Chevron had produced by Edelman (their PR firm) using their Alterian’s SM2 social media monitoring tool. Digg this! Email this to a friend? Share this on Facebook. Tweet This!

Generating a Buyer Persona with Facebook Advertising

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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 Kadient, a software as a service provider, has a number of buyer personas – 2 in fact – one named Anya and one named Luke.

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. Digg this! Why you need to build your Social Capital? Tweet This!

Are kids Brains Different when it comes to Social Media?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

find this same dynamic happening now when I talk to kids today about the Social web. Grant it my kids are awesome in fact they impress me which how they are utilizing the social web but they are clearly growing up in a very liberal open and transparent time where sharing everything on the web is almost expected. Digg this! What’s your Social Media diet? Tweet 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!). Research is showing that we will use the Like button for many things because its is one of the easiest social actions (easier than share) and can signify you like certain content,  show you like a certain product, approve of an advertisement, or share your feeling for a video.

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.  Digg this!

3 More ROIs in Social Media – Conversations Leads and Advocates

Buzz Marketing for Technology

If you follow me you know I talk a lot about the ROI of Social Media since I happen to have stumbled on a great ROI using Social Media in providing support for our customers at Avaya. Listening for and spotting a customer issue, responding to them and solving their problem in minutes using social media not only lets you conquer social media but delight your customers in the process.

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.

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! Digg this!

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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. Maybe tied to Google's social goals?

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.

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

Buzz Marketing for Technology

And a question I get asked in every meeting when I present social media is – “so who is going to become the next Facebook?” In my Top 10 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2010 blog post last year I called that day to be February 14, 2010 (betting on the social activity that the holiday brings) but I was actually 2 months late – the first time Facebook surpassed Google was on Christmas day 2009.

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

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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.

Social Customer Support: AT&T is doing it Right!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

To make matters worse it is almost impossible to use in my home but that is a network issue rather than an iPhone issue. So recently AT&T sent me a letter offering me a FREE 3G Microcell, which is like a mini cellular tower for your home!  It connects to AT&T’s network via your existing broadband Internet service and is designed to support up to five simultaneous users in your home. quickly asked my social network if it was worth it and I got a unanimous YES back from my Twitter and Facebook connections. Digg this! So I decided to give it a try.

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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.

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. Digg this! What’s your Social Media diet? Tweet This! Share this on Facebook.

4 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook

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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?

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 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.&#

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. Digg this! Related posts: Why is measuring Lead Gen in Social Media so hard? Tweet This!

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.

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!

Brand Advocates vs Brand Adversaries – it’s a Very Thin Line!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Everyday I provide support on the social web to customers. But what’s becoming clear to me is that real time communications is essential in this new multi channel world where you better be listening for your customers and delighting them with Social Customer Service. It’s a great double sided ROI story for Social Customer Support. Digg this! Email this to a friend?

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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

Breaking News: LinkedIn Revolutionizes Social News with LinkedIn Today

WindMill Networking

And then using Social CRM applications like Nimble to use as your communications dashboard within the Professional Graph.  Now it’s your turn: What do YOU think about this new social news application? LinkedIn Business Facebook Social network StumbleUpon TechCrunch Twitter Wall Street JournalThese will be subjects of future blog posts.

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.

(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).

Could Facebook become a Lead Nurturing platform?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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? Tags: Advertising Content Marketing Data Mining Events Facebook Inbound Marketing Lead Generation Lead Nurturing Social Media Social Networking email Marketing

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. Digg this! But do you treat them the same in each channel? didn’t think so.

B2B marketers are stumbling in the dark

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Events Conferences Digital Cream 2011 Digital Cream Dubai Past Conferences Social Events Digital Ski 2011 Past Social Events Jobs View Jobs Post a Job More Blog Press Releases Consulting Services Supplier Directory Member Directory Forums Best Practice Supplier Selection Other Topics Innovation Awards How to enter Why enter? Theres no reason why b2b marketers cant be in the mix too.

Which Social Networking Sites Really Drive Business Traffic?

WebMarketCentral

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. The WebMarketCentral Blog - Top SMO Sources of Referral Traffic Technorati - 6.05% StumbleUpon - 2.15% Searchles - 1.75% Facebook - 1.07% Digg , del.icio.us and Zimbio —about 1% each.

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.