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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. Sort of.

How To Measure A B2B Social Media Program

KoMarketing Associates

A few weeks ago, we covered the “ 2016 State of B2B Digital Marketing ” report from Ascend2 and Marketo. Social media came in at a distant 4th, with only 33% of respondents indicating social media to be effective. More than a quarter (27 percent) of respondents identify social media as an “ indispensable ” channel for content distribution in 2016.

9 Ideas (and 1 Big Lesson) from the Marketo Social Marketing Roadshow

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Last week I attended (and was a presenter at) the Seattle edition of Marketo’s 2012 Social Marketing Rockstar Tour , a roving conference/seminar series being held this summer in cities nationwide. Marketo bills the event as an opportunity to hear, learn, and share advice on B2B social media marketing strategy. Social sharing buttons (Like, +1, Tweet, etc.)

Guide Your Buyers Through the Customer Journey with Social Media

Modern B2B Marketing

Marketers are seeing a tremendous shift in how buyers are researching and buying, particularly on social media platforms. In fact, 55% of B2B buyers do their research by using social networks, according to a Business.com study, and Forbes research revealed that 78% of people say that their buying decisions are influenced by a company’s social media posts. 

Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

So, naturally, she want- ed Marriott to have a blog, and she wanted Bill Marriott. read a blog from me?” blog post at a time. brands experiencing declining social media effective- ness and came to a clear conclusion: " We’ve reached a tipping point where. could be Hollywood, could be Bollywood, could be the traditional media. All rights reserved. brands.

How to Integrate Social Media and Blogging from The Art of Social Media

Modern B2B Marketing

Seth Godin. A few years ago, blogging and social media were separate. Blogging was long-form, serious, and crafted. Social media was short-form, personal, and spontaneous. Some people predicted that social media would replace blogging because of declining attention spans. Logically, of all content, you should share your own blog posts.

How Brands Can Create Lasting Relationships on Social Media

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Lisa Marcyes When I think about what makes social media so unique, I always come back to one thing: relationships. Through social media and analytics, marketers can understand their audience base in ways we never could before. Let’s take a look at the numbers that prove the value of social media further. Social media is the megaphone for content.

3 Key Takeaways from Social Media Marketing World

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Lisa Marcyes Last week, I was in sunny San Diego for Social Media Marketing World, where I had the opportunity to attend several amazing breakout sessions, hear from industry thought leaders, and meet incredible visionaries from the social media field. According to Social Media Examiner’s Michael Stelzner, only 17% of marketers are utilizing live streaming.

What Does B2B Social Media Success Look Like?

Webbiquity

Until recently, most social media case studies have focused on consumer brands. It’s not that B2B companies aren’t finding success in social media marketing, but more (in my experience at least) that they are less willing to publicly reveal their strategies for competitive reasons. Expanded social media following (e.g., Objectives. Results.

The Fundamentals of Increasing Web Traffic from Social Media

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Daniel Kushner Social media marketing, for B2B companies, often means one thing: generating new leads. The trick is, your social marketing should ensure  this happens. With a shrewd social media management strategy, you can create an experience for your followers that naturally funnels them towards what you have to offer, ultimately increasing your web traffic.

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity

Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone? Make more productive use of your time on social networking sites? Find tools to do all of the above and much more in this collection of helpful business, online and social media tools, apps and reviews. Cool Social Media Tools. Storefront Social. Inefegy Social Radar.

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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. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. social media. Look for.

The Secret Life of a Social Media Manager

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Shanna Cook Have you “liked” all of your Social Media Manager’s posts today? Because today is officially Social Media Day! June 30, 2015 marks the 6 th annual global celebration of social media’s  impact on global communications and the contributions that social has made to our lives. Social Media b2b Consumer

Onward and Upward: Research-backed Tips to Rise Above the Noise on Social Media

Modern B2B Marketing

Here are three data-backed tactics you can implement in your social media strategy to ensure success: 1. Probably not often, but messaging this way, especially on social media, is simple, straight to the point, informative, and delivers results. Speaking of mobile, it can’t be an afterthought in your social strategy; it needs to be at the forefront.

6 B2B Marketing Infographics: Social Media, Inbound Marketing & Mobile

KoMarketing Associates

Social media, inbound marketing, mobile marketing, and globalization all are becoming more prevalent in the B2B marketing mix. How Social Is B2B? How B2B Marketers Are Scoring Big with Social Media. Marketing in Social Media: What Works for European Marketers. How Social Is B2B? Source: How Social Is B2B? Return to the Top. LinkedIn?

How Social Media is Changing Leadership

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Jamie Notter It is hardly breaking news to suggest that social media has changed the marketing landscape. The True Power of Social Media. But the true power of social media goes way beyond marketing. Social media is more than just a collection of tools for connecting, sharing and learning. Traditional vs. Social Leadership Traits.

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. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. social media. Look for.

4 Simple Metrics to Prove the Value of Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Jamie Lewis Most social marketers I know have been hard at work trying to build a robust presence on various social channels, be it Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram. Further, they will fail to get those same executives to focus on the right social strategy because they are not demonstrating the impact of their efforts. The Social Media b2b Consumer

Why Social Media is Like Improv Comedy

Modern B2B Marketing

have 10 years of experience performing improv comedy with ComedySportz , and I have found that many of the skills you learn when taking improv classes can be directly applied to social media marketing. We’ve all seen what happens when brands get defensive and don’t practice the “Yes, and…” skill in social media. Social media is part stand-up and part improv.

The ROI of Paid Social Media Ads

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jon Miller One question we hear all the time from customers is how to measure the ROI of social media. While I won’t talk here about the ROI of all social media, I do want to drill into the return on paid social media advertising. For the last year or so, Marketo has been testing all these channels to determine what works and what doesn’t.

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[Video] The Social Media Lead Generation Trick You Need To Know

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Ellen Gomes We’ve all heard about the many ways that you can use social media to effectively market—grow your followers, measure engagement, use unique URLs—but often a question that social media managers and digital advertisers want to ask is: How can I target my content to specific people without posting it for everyone else to see? And I totally get it.

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. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. social media. Look for.

17 Signs You Eat, Sleep, and Breathe Social Media Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

You give yourself a high five when people personally tell you how great one of your social posts was. You take it personally when people say social media does not work for lead generation , or that it’s a waste of time. 7. You’re not too thrilled when a new social network emerges out of nowhere. 8. You can name 5 social media and content influencers in 10 seconds.

Buying Parity: Thoughts on Marketo’s Acquisition of Crowd Factory

It's All About Revenue

by Joe Chernov | Tweet this Despite what the press releases would have you believe, “social marketing automation” wasn’t born today. Virtually every company in the marketing automation space – from SMB players like HubSpot and Pardot to B2C specialists like Neolane to up-market companies like Eloqua – offers a viable social media component to their demand generation system. Now everyone is betting on the nexus of demand generation and social media. There’s a golden formula in tech PR: Buy a social media company, lace the news with grandeur, get pub.

We Should Be Asking: “Why Didn’t Marketo Raise More?”

It's All About Revenue

When I heard word of Marketo’s $50 million round, my immediate response was, “Good for them; better for the industry,” predictable though it may sound. fully expect this round – which, according to industry observers, brings Marketo’s total raise to $107 million – to brighten the spotlight that’s already shining on  marketing automation and related categories like revenue performance management. When it comes to Marketo’s funding, the question most observers will ask is: Why did they need to raise $50 million just one year after securing $25 million?

How B2B Marketers Are Scoring Big with Social Media [Infographic]

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jason Miller The results of the fourth annual Social Media Marketing Industry Report are in. Conducted by Social Media Examiner, the survey asked more than 3,800 marketers where they focus their social media activities, how much time they invest and what the rewards are for doing so. B2B Marketing Infographic Modern B2B Marketing Social Media

Building a Kick-Ass Social Media Dashboard

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jason Miller If you are tasked with building a social media dashboard to track your efforts, look no further than this post. That means cutting out the everyday metrics that litter and cloud up the social media manager’s real success story. is not important, but those are the vanity metrics that tend to give social media a bad name. Share of Voice.

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The CIO and Social Media: Embracing Change

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Greg Higham Seventy-five percent of Fortune 500 companies have Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media accounts, according to a recent study from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. But times have changed – IT’s reign over social engagement is simply over. Social as a Thoughtful Business Channel. Social Media The Old Way.

The Ultimate Social Media Event Marketing Checklist [Infographic]

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jason Miller Having a solid social media plan in place around your marketing events is essential to boosting engagement and overall awareness. Before an event your social channels are a great way to spread the word while pulling in registrants that are not currently in your database. B2B Marketing Event Marketing Infographic Social Media

Marketo and Facebook—Delivering The Right Message at The Right Time

Modern B2B Marketing

But today, Marketo and Facebook have started to make this goal a reality for social advertising channels. I am excited today to announce that we have teamed up with Facebook to unveil new solutions that make multi-channel marketing a lot easier. Measure the effectiveness of social channels within a holistic marketing program. Engagement Marketing Social Media b2b Consumer

The Truth about Social Media Leads

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jason Miller There are hundreds of differing opinions regarding the effectiveness of using social media for lead generation. This is my opinion and it comes from over two years of trial and error using what I consider to be the best tools available for the social media marketer. Social media leads must be nurtured. Modern B2B Marketing Social Media

4 Things You Can Learn From Non-Profit Social Media Success

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Shanna Cook Many brand marketers at for-profit companies are accustomed to working with a large marketing budgets that fund their vast array of marketing activities from events, to syndicated content to paid social media advertising. What can brand marketers learn from non-profits about effectively using social media ? Social Media b2b Consumer

Engagement is Everywhere: Marketo’s Spring 2015 Product Release

Modern B2B Marketing

For the first time, we are making it possible for marketers to engage their customers on any channel–-email, web, social media, digital advertising, and more—all from Marketo. Here’s a look at our new products, unveiled today at the Marketo Marketing Nation™ Summit : Marketo Mobile Engagement : With over 7.2 It’s time to finally break down these silos.

28 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2013

Webbiquity

Maintaining a company blog has numerous benefits for businesses of almost all shapes and sizes: blogging is an SEO best practice; it drives more website visitors lead conversions; it draws new visitors, expanding the reach of the company website; and it’s core element of a content marketing and online presence optimization strategy. Optimize your blog for search? Stop It!

Prepare for 2015 with Marketo’s Marketing Predictions

Modern B2B Marketing

To answer this question, we caught up with Marketo’s internal thought leaders to hear about the changes they anticipate in the coming year and how they think marketers can prepare. We covered almost every area of marketing, from a birds-eye view of the organization, down to changes in social media and marketing operations. Modern Marketing b2b Consumer

[Ebook] Introducing Our Big Social Media Brand Profile Lookbook Spring/Summer

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Dayna Rothman Social media is all about the visuals. We’ve all heard the saying ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’—and it’s especially true on social. Which elements do you need to consider when thinking about visuals for social? Instagram is a powerful social network where photos are king. Social Media Consumer

New Year, New Audience: 10 Essential Social Media Tactics to Get Your Content Seen

Modern B2B Marketing

But aside from simply posting it across your social media channels, what else can you do? Use the Problem-Agitate-Solve (PAS) formula on social media. PAS is a common technique that’s used when creating content, but it can also work to encourage more clicks back to your content when you post on social networks. Create social banners.

Bringing Pinterest to Life – 3 Social Media Lessons from Nordstrom

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Carra Manahan The holidays have officially arrived, and social media is surely making a statement in the retail world. The Pinterest logo has now been placed on items that were most frequently “pinned” on visually-driven social networks. Here are 3 tips we can learn from this social media and retail collaboration: 1) Don’t Do Social, Be Social.

Epically Awful Social Media Blunders and Why Your Business Should Care

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: John McMalcolm Social media is growing in importance as a marketing tool , and it has enabled many large and small businesses to reach out to their target consumers more effectively. However, not every business has been able to make social media work for them. Here are a number of social media blunders that you should try to avoid. Social Media

3 Pieces of Social Media Real Estate You Shouldn’t Overlook

Modern B2B Marketing

If you’re a marketing pro, you’ve probably prepared your messaging for social posts and scheduled your emails, but do you have a plan for the visual space on your social channels? In recent years, content marketers have learned to leverage visuals, and social marketers should be following suit. Social Media Read some more ideas for creative cover photos here.).

Top 10 Demand Generation Resolutions for 2014

The Point

If you don’t have that capability in place, look at marketing automation platforms like Marketo or reporting solutions like Full Circle CRM that can give you the data you’re looking for. 2. Make your blog count. Blogs have long been the exclusive province of the PR team, but demand generation marketers are starting to realize the potential for blogs to generate leads in a big way.

Marketo’s 1,000th Blog Post: Our Modern Marketing Definition Revisited

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Jon Miller (@jonmiller) This is the 1,000th post to Marketo’s blog.  It seems fitting to commemorate the occasion by revisiting our very first post, “ Modern B2B Marketing Defined ”, and commenting on what’s changed – and what hasn’t – since August 8, 2006. Buyers are harder than ever to reach using traditional channels and media outlets. The social media revolution.

No Leads from Social Media? No Excuses.

The Point

In a recent post , the folks over at Silicon Angle applied their usual insightful analysis to the results of an industry survey by marketing automation company Pardot , a survey that reports fully 42 percent of respondents (all B2B Marketers) have failed to generate any leads from their social media campaigns. Navicure uses Marketo and Salesforce.com to track marketing ROI.).

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