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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.

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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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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!

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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!

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. Maybe tied to Google's social goals?

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.

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 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!

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!

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

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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.

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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!

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.&#

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 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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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.

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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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!

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

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.

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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.

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

7 Keys to BtoB Social Media Success

Fearless Competitor

B2B Demand Generation | 7 Keys to BtoB Social Media Success. Social media is young and red-hot, but businesses, especially companies that sell complex products (software, hardware, insurance, etc.) To help you navigate this new world, we share our 7 Keys to BtoB Social Media Success – tips to help you navigate this new and exciting world for marketers.

5 Ways Mobile Marketing is Affecting Social Media

Marketing Action

How often do you check social media on your phone? And, since our lives are increasingly intermingled with social networks – with 1 billion users around the world accessing Facebook in a single day  – life without social media can become quite inconceivable. For the B2B marketer, all this can be summed up in a small yet powerful statement; we need to adapt.

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-.

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

Webbiquity

What are our key objectives for social media marketing? As we rely more on all of our employees (not just marketing and PR) to represent our company through social media, how do we train and motivate them to do so effectively? Big Ed’s Top 10 B2B Marketing Trends For 2010 by Marketing-Gimbal. C. 2010: Social Network Advertising and Marketing Outlook by Brian Solis.

4 Things Triberr Reminded Me about Twitter

WindMill Networking

Many a blogger has wondered, “Why don’t I get as many views and/or retweets even though my content is better than [social media rockstar name]?&# Authentic Curation). A lot of people complain that Triberr is all about what is bad in how some marketers exploit social media in quid pro quid fashion disregarding their community and treating Twitter followers as mere numbers.

Content Curation in B2B Marketing

delicious b2bmarketing

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. Email us.

Best Social Media Management Tools for Small Business Owners

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Everyone knows that social media needs to play a role in their marketing efforts, but managing all of the different social networks can seem daunting. There are numerous tools that make populating your Twitter feed, Facebook page, and other social media outlets relatively painless, and some are completely free. This post describes some of the best, low-cost social.

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.

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.

In B2B Marketing: Content is Media

Buzz Marketing for Technology

But these days for B2B Marketers I think we need to take it a step further and say that “Content is Media&#. Building a solid content creation engine is critical to B2B marketers today. think B2B marketers really need to think and act more like a media house themselves. Digg this! B2B Marketing Content: Lure or Lasso? What is your publishing calendar?

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!

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.

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!

Nine Expert Guides to Local SEO

Webbiquity

Any business that primarily relies on customers within it’s local geographic area—which includes not just restaurants and dentists but also some types of b2b vendors, such as IT services and of course marketing and PR firms—needs to understand the ins and outs of local search engine optimization (SEO). How important is social media to local search success? Digg this!

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