The Point

Trending Sources

7 Creative Demand Gen Tactics to Drive Trade Show Booth Traffic

The Point

LinkedIn Ads – Place sponsored updates on LinkedIn using a custom image with an emphasis on speaking slots, demos, networking events, and specific, compelling reasons to drop by the booth. Brain Teasers – you know those “98% of people get this wrong” brain teasers on LinkedIn that generate thousands of comments? Offer an additional incentive to people who pre-register.). 3.

5 Ways to Expand Lead Nurturing Beyond the Inbox

The Point

Paid Social Media – all three leading B2B social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook) offer variations on “custom audience” programs that enable you to upload lists of customers, prospects, or target accounts and deliver ads exclusively to that audience, or so-called “lookalike” prospects that meet the same criteria. That’s not because email is going away any time soon.

7 Steps to a Successful Account-Based Marketing (ABM) Strategy

The Point

– Paid social advertising on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, via “custom audiences”. Account-Based Marketing (ABM) is certainly the hot topic in B2B circles these days, but like other trends, ABM can encompass a whole range of activity – from something as simple as an email drip campaign to a more comprehensive, sustained, integrated program that incorporates multiple channels.

9 Proven Ways to Increase Webinar Response

The Point

Use LinkedIn Sponsored Updates and LinkedIn Text Ads to target specific demographics in advance of the Webinar. Let’s face it: most business inboxes get flooded every day with Webinar invitations. If your Webinar campaign is getting lost in the crowd, take a look at these 9 proven tips and techniques for increasing registration and attendance at online events. 1. Citrix, Webex.)

SEM 89

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

them the best rather than reaching for more eyeballs. social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. the workforce around social business best practices. in training to enable their teams to make the best use of these new capabilities. technology will determine the best time and day to deliver the message. B2B Marketing. know which half."

Social PPC: 17 Tips for Successful Ads on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook

The Point

Foremost amongst the competition are the big three social networks: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, all of which, to varying degrees, rely on advertising to monetize their huge user bases. Here are 17 tips, techniques, insights and strategies for making the most of your paid social advertising dollars: LinkedIn. 1. Its top 25 US-based search advertisers alone spent more than $1.3

PPC 87

Checklist: 5 Ways to Minimize Webinar No-Shows

The Point

Anecdotally, our experience is that the difference in lead quality between Webinar registrants who show up on the day, and those who don’t, can be minimal at best. These are guidelines, so by all means experiment to find the precise timing and intervals that work best for your audience. LinkedIn used to have an “events” feature but shut it down in 2012. First, a question.

A Really Useful B2B Marketing Benchmark Report from Optify

The Point

Is this because paid search is becoming ineffective as a lead generation vehicle, or is it (as I suspect) because so many companies attempt paid search without a full understanding of basic SEM best practices? You see a lot of so-called “benchmark reports” in B2B marketing circles, and most of them are, well: complete rubbish.

Expand your Offer Strategy to Increase SEM Performance

The Point

However, by limiting paid search (SEM) campaigns (and social ads like LinkedIn also) to prospects who are ready to look at a product, marketers do themselves and their companies a disservice. The best way to expand your SEM offer strategy, therefore, is to set up separate campaigns with separate and distinct offers, keyword groups, and landing pages: • a demo or trial campaign focused on brand, product, or category keywords. • an “early stage” campaign focused on pain points, problems, and opportunities. Actually, I know why it is. There’s also a smart way to do it.

SEM 26

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

them the best rather than reaching for more eyeballs. social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. the workforce around social business best practices. in training to enable their teams to make the best use of these new capabilities. technology will determine the best time and day to deliver the message. B2B Marketing. know which half."

Salesforce “State of Marketing” Report: Better Happy Than Good

The Point

The report covers a wide range of trends and topics, but focuses on the best practices most common amongst “high-performing” marketing teams. In other words, if you’re extremely satisfied with your marketing outcomes, independent of what those outcomes are or the metrics employed, you’re labeled one of the best. You can download a copy of the report here (registration required.).

B2B 43

8 Things Your CEO Can Write About On His/Her Blog

The Point

Best Practices – strategies, tips and techniques for improving results, ROI, efficiency, productivity, value, etc. question you’ve heard from a customer or potential customer, or a question you see online (good online sources for questions are LinkedIn , Focus.com , and Quora.) Launching a CEO blog but the boss isn’t sure what to write about? good place to be controversial. 2.

B2B 45

How to Answer a Question: 5 Tips for Making the Most of LinkedIn

The Point

One of the biggest clients of my 15+ year agency career was won as a direct result of a question to which I responded on LinkedIn , the popular business networking site. LinkedIn now boasts more than 60 million registered users , but far fewer than that number are active members in group discussions and in LinkedIn’s “Answers” section. line best practices: [link].

Top 10 Posts on B2B Lead Gen for 2010

The Point

Eloqua’s “Juan Eloqua” Campaign: Email Creative at Its Best. 6. How to Answer a Question: 5 Tips for Making the Most of LinkedIn. Without further ado, here are the top 10 most popular blog posts from our blog, “ The Point ” in 2010 (as measured by page views). Comments after the fold. 1. 26 Must-Have Negative Keywords for B2B PPC Campaigns. 2. Help Our Client Choose a Logo (Poll). 8.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

them the best rather than reaching for more eyeballs. social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. the workforce around social business best practices. in training to enable their teams to make the best use of these new capabilities. technology will determine the best time and day to deliver the message. B2B Marketing. know which half."

Are Social Links the Answer to Lagging Email Response?

The Point

Bebo , LinkedIn and Delicious all performed well. * the average click-through rate on social links is 0.5% (sounds low, but remember: these are clicks over-and-above the click-through rate your email would generate anyway) which Silverpop claims is far higher than CTRs on more standard “Forward-to-a-Friend” links. Test multiple icons ( Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn ) vs. All-in-one icons ( AddThis ). And keep testing until you find what works best for your specific audience. conversely, and as Silverpop acknowledges, social sharing is a relatively new phenomenon.

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.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. Part of the reasoning is that while Facebook is good for sharing coupons, promoting events, and showcasing corporate culture to potential employees, LinkedIn is powerful at generating web traffic and leads. What’s the best way to start and grow a LinkedIn group?

LinkedIn Sponsored Updates: The Best B2B Social Advertising Option Yet?

Digital B2B Marketing

If so, LinkedIn’s new Sponsored Updates may just change your mind. Up until now, advertising on LinkedIn was just advertising. With great targeting options, LinkedIn was compelling, but advertising opportunities didn’t fit the increasingly social framework of LinkedIn. Social Advertising, With LinkedIn Targeting. Fills the Mobile Gap. Your Turn.

28 (of the) Best LinkedIn Marketing Guides of 2014

Webbiquity

As noted in several of the posts highlighted below, LinkedIn is no longer just a hangout for job-seeking professionals, who largely abandon it in between job searches. What’s more, as reported here previously , LinkedIn is the top social network for B2B marketing; 83% of marketers say they prefer to use LinkedIn for distributing B2B content. Image credit: Cox Business.

26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics

Webbiquity

Indisputably the largest business-oriented social network, LinkedIn has emerged as a crucial site for professional networking, B2B marketing, hiring and job seeking. LinkedIn now boasts more than 200 million members across 200 countries, and adds two new members every second; what’s more, 35% of LinkedIn members use the site daily. LinkedIn can help by iMedia Connection.

Are LinkedIn Groups experiencing a crisis?

Biznology

After all of the changes LinkedIn has made to groups, it’s no wonder LinkedIn users and social selling experts are questioning the value of LinkedIn groups for sales and marketing programs. It makes you wonder if LinkedIn groups will experience the same fate as Google+ Communities , deserted after members go elsewhere for relevant discussions and cutting-edge content?

What Does Success Look Like On LinkedIn Ads? A Close Look At Our Best And Worst Performing LinkedIn Ads

bizible

LinkedIn Ads, while appealing in concept, has a lot of B2B marketers confused. Targeting an audience using professional criteria, such as job title or professional skills, while they are also in the right mindset (no cat videos on LinkedIn! But according to the LinkedIn Ads Benchmark Report 2016 , marketers have yet to make up their mind about LinkedIn. Lead Gen is Dead.

CPL 74

The 15 Best LinkedIn Pulse Articles On Marketing

B2B Marketing Insider

I am always looking for what kind of content works for others and how to emulate those best practices in content marketing. Earlier this year, I took advantage of the opportunity to join the LinkedIn Pulse program. So In the spirit of learning from the best, here are the 15 best LinkedIn Pulse articles on Marketing. Check out my own LinkedIn Pulse articles.

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. Digg this!

LinkedIn Just Went Into the Publishing Business

Digital B2B Marketing

A number of publishers and blogs covered the launch of LinkedIn’s new follow feature for 150 thought leaders or influencers over the last few weeks. However, labeling it the ability to follow thought leaders (as LinkedIn did) misses the real point. Since LinkedIn has also been called the best social media site for B2B marketing, this is a change and you should care about.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity

Get analytics for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram,  and blogs. Monitor brand, product, topic and keyword conversations across Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn. But you still get all the other big ones, including Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest and LinkedIn.” Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58%

Tools 71

Best of Series: As Seen on LinkedIn

emedia

These LinkedIn articles will keep you informed as you wrap up the year. LinkedIn Pulse has become an excellent resource for B2B marketers. Blog Social Media Best Of Marketing/Sales Management Content Blog Post Audiences Homepage ResourcesThis article discusses some of our favorite Pulse posts.

5 Big tips to make LinkedIn ads work for you

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

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. Scale. Scale.

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?

The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

While Facebook is far and away the largest social network, when it comes to driving B2B website traffic and brand visibility, Twitter and LinkedIn are tops. Analyzes your tweets and your followers’ tweets to show you the best times to be active on Twitter. Tweroid can produce reports that reveals the best days and times to tweet based on your followers activity.” — 

Tools 63

10 Ways to Misbehave on LinkedIn

Act-On

But LinkedIn  in is a different story. 1. Tis the season, but I beg you not to spread – or smear – political opinions on LinkedIn. Pretty much anywhere else on the web appears to be fair game (especially Twitter), but leave LinkedIn alone. LinkedIn is not Facebook. wonder if the experts might have responded differently if the negative post had been published on LinkedIn.

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. They want relationships first.

What are the best social media platforms for your business?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Today I would like to introduce a few high level ideas to help you decide where to put your time for the best results for your business. ” This post contains broad generalizations — you still have to use common business sense to determine what fits best for you.  OK? And of course, ultimately, LinkedIn still owns the audience. Let’s get started. It does not.

4 Reasons to Publish on a LinkedIn Blog

Writing on the Web

Do you know about LinkedIn blogs? And are you blogging yet on LinkedIn ? I’m not yet, but I will be right after I write this blog post! Since early 2014, LinkedIn opened its publishing platform to its 300+ million users. The importance of using a LinkedIn blog is that it will add dimension and help in building a well-documented profile. We forget that sometimes.

Infographic: A Marketer’s Guide to Posting on LinkedIn

Contently

Those platforms may be the go-to places for celebrities and “sexy” B2C brands—if Denny’s is ever going to be sexy, this is it—but when it comes to B2B marketing, LinkedIn has them beat. According to a new infographic from WebpageFX , 80 percent of B2B social media leads come from LinkedIn. The visitor-to-lead conversion rate on LinkedIn is 2.74 and 6 p.m.,

10 Examples of Highly Impactful LinkedIn Profiles

KoMarketing Associates

Last summer I wrote about the importance LinkedIn can be for executing B2B SEO link building. And the first place to start is through your LinkedIn profile. While I detailed several key LinkedIn profile elements that help convey trust, the objective of this post is to provide even more examples through exemplary LinkedIn user profiles found online. Why LinkedIn Again?

In case you missed it, the best marketing posts of 2016

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Do you see my writing on Facebook or LinkedIn? In any event, even the biggest fans of the blog miss a lot of the best ideas every year. So I’ve summarized some of the best writing on {grow} for 2016 by. a) reader popularity and. b) my personal favorites. This is the episode you liked the best this year: The silver lining in the bad news about content marketing.

Best 88

The 26 Best WordPress Plugins

Webbiquity

Here are more than two dozen of the best WordPress plugins to optimize the performance, appearance, and popularity of your website or blog. 1) Publicize. Use this plugin to make sure your posts look great when shared on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and others. WordPress is far and away the most popular content management system (CMS) for websites. Pricing:  free.