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3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity

Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR. However, most of what’s written about social media functionality on a professional level tends to be focused on businesses that work directly with consumers (B2C) rather than B2B enterprises. Employ Someone Who Knows Social Media, Not Just Your Business.

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. population now has at least one social networking profile; more than half use two or more social networks. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 90% of young adults—ages 18 to 29—use social media (compared to just 35% of those over age 65).

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Why it takes so long to achieve social media success

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If you’re impatient, social media is probably the wrong marketing channel for you. This is data from the recent research released by  Social Media Examiner. Let’s take a close look at what we can learn from the feedback provided by these active social media marketers. Social media success takes time. Weak relational links.

How to Harness the Power of Social Media

Writing on the Web

When it comes to content marketing , social media has become an essential part of most smart professionals’ marketing plans. They know that without a social presence, your online brand can appear outdated and unapproachable. However, social media marketing isn’t as simple as a lot of business owners anticipate. Social Engagement. Facebook Pages.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

There are already plenty of viable ABM channels. 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 strategy leaders: Tory Starr

Biznology

Last month, I launched a new series here on Biznology , interviewing leaders in social media strategy. These folks are paving the way for marketing on these evolving channels. This month we speak with Tory Starr , Director of Social Media at WGBH. Very cool work history for this young woman who is now Director of Social Media for WGBH! INSPIRATION.

25 Nuggets of Essential Social Media Wisdom

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So here are some perspectives on digital marketing, content creation, and social media that might connect with you in a helpful way. Maybe the most important social media measure isn’t ROI. Content fuels the social web. How do you find the time for social media?  We all have the same amount of time. Content fuels the social web. Or film.

There is no community on social media

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Speaking at the  Lithium Technologies  LiNC conference in San Francisco, Forrester Research vice president and principal analyst  Nate Elliott  dropped a bomb on brand managers: you don’t build a community on social or have any meaningful customer relationships on Facebook: There’s no community there. Which leads me to this final point on the nature of social media community … 4.

Social Media is Complicated [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

As introduced to us by Business Insider , Buddy Media’s Social Enterprise Software is a suite of products is “designed to help brands build and maintain relationships with consumers to accelerate their business.” Start sharing content and use social media as another channel to amplify it. ” Why do brands need help with this?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

There are already plenty of viable ABM channels. 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.

Case study: Social media engagement as a point of differentiation

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There was an intersting article in the Sloan Management Review recently about how active social media engagement might be more important than marketing (or maybe it IS marketing). The thing is, Brian and Rachel understand social media and content marketing – indeed, marketing generally as it pertains to 2015 – better than most high-priced marketing directors.

Finally, the truth about social media and customer engagement

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My social media engagement level was still the same, it just became diluted. This is when Snapchat became the new media darling and one of the reasons was “engagement is through the roof.” They had embarked on a social media strategy that included all the usual suspects — Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. By Mark W. Schaefer. Fast forward to 2015.

4 Ways to Survive a Social Media Disaster

B2B Marketing Insider

More than 90% of businesses maintain two or more social media channels. So, it’s no surprise that companies experience social media disasters. The post 4 Ways to Survive a Social Media Disaster appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media Customer Satisfaction & Loyalty Strategy

What are the best social media platforms for your business?

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One of the most common business dilemmas is figuring our where to start with social media marketing. As with anything in life, there is often a trade-off between effort and business benefits and social media is no different. Social media marketing simply opens up the door for connections through weak relational links. Let’s get started. It does not.

5 Social Media Truths, and How To Manage Them

It's All About Revenue

by Lauren Harper | Tweet this While social media is still a channel that many organizations are striving to figure out how to strategically leverage and even monetize, authenticity and transparency are increasingly critical. These were among the key themes highlighted at the  Media Post Social Media Insider Summit , last week in Lake Tahoe, CA. That’s OK!

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

There are already plenty of viable ABM channels. 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.

31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Business and consumer marketers are nearly unanimous in their belief in the importance of social media to marketing activities. As noted below, the money is following that belief: social media now accounts for about 11% of all digital marketing outlays, and spending on social media marketing will total nearly $10 billion this year. Get social PR right.

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7 Ways a small business can use social media resources wisely

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The time and resources needed to be effective in social media is certainly a problem for companies big and small. think we can burst the bubble by now  — social media is NOT free. There seems to be no choice — most companies must develop some competency in this channel. For nearly every organization, establishing a foothold on the social web is essential.

Social Media Marketing: It's Complicated.

Synecore

The idea was partially inspired by a newly published report from Forrester which outlines the relative ineffectiveness of Facebook and Twitter as social engagement tools for brands. Sean’s response : “I would say the question itself is half right or half wrong, depending on how you look at it.”. “I think your starting in the wrong place with a focus on particular social channels.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy. Cross-Platform Social Media Strategy. Social Audience Strategy.

Social media marketing isn’t a popularity contest

Biznology

Businesses striving to bring in that lucrative ROI with social media often fall into trap of thinking that the more followers you have the more success your social campaigns will have. Just like back in the early days of the web when many webmasters believed that hits were a sign of success, having more social followers is a false sign of being successful in that medium.

Case study: Social media success in regulated industries

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Social media and regulated industries: A love story. They are also actively re-purposing content into different marketing channels to get the most economic value from their content investment. The lessons for success with social media in a regulated industry. Social media and regulated industries: A love story. We’re regulated.”. Figure. Out!”.

12 inspiring social media monitoring case studies

Biznology

90% of marketers say social media is important to their businesses. 68% analyze their social media activities. Only 41% are able to measure their social activities. Social Media Examiner ). The numbers indicate almost all businesses now rely on social media for marketing, but less than half can measure if it’s working. Like this post?

Is social media engagement still a thing?

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Remember when social media was about engagement? For example, The hottest apps right now are Meerkat and Periscope, essentially turning you into your own live-streaming channel. Likewise, fast-rising channels like Pinterest and Instagram don’t have the engagement levels we used to see on Facebook and Twitter. The post Is social media engagement still a thing?

Social media strategy leaders: Lisa Marcyes

Biznology

How has your work brought you to where you are now, a leader in social media strategy? Loving the social aspect that communities offered so much, I transferred into a social media channel management role. How has social media influenced the daily work of the business functions you touch? Manage social influencer outreach. Events.

5 Tips For Improving Your Social Media ROI

It's All About Revenue

by Lauren Harper | Tweet this According to Social Media Examiner , 89% of marketers want to know how to measure social media ROI, and yet calculating the social ROI still remains illusive to many companies. And yet, engagement is the name of the game for social media. So just how do we measure what we’re doing on social? Align again!

How IntraLinks Used Social Media to Generate Twice as Many Sales-ready Leads as Any Other Channel

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet Do you think social media is better for researching prospects than for attaining face-to-face meetings where deals are won and contracts are signed? In this high-tech world, social media has revealed itself to be a lead generation goldmine. Twice as many sales-ready leads as any other lead generation channel. B2B Marketing: 7 mobile and social media tactics.

Spring-Cleaning: Social Media Tips & Tricks to Organize Your Accounts

KoMarketing Associates

For social media marketers, spring-cleaning takes on an entirely new meaning. It’s no longer washing windows and scrubbing floors, but it’s organizing social audiences, reexamining the competition, and more. By doing a thorough spring-cleaning across accounts, social media marketers will have their affairs in order for the months to come. inches of snow to melt.

Is there a place for social media in a boring business?

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Is there a place for social media in a “boring” business like insurance, plumbing, or trucking? While I do believe nearly any business can benefit from some social media presence, we do need to take a rational look as to whether it should really be a priority in the marketing mix for a “boring” business. Why would I participate in social media?”

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.

The lost blogging monarchy, the defeat of links, and the war on social media

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At the top of my blog it says “Marketing, Social Media, Humanity” and this post from this remarkable man is an exceptional exploration of this intersection. Social media cul-de-sacs. “Nearly every social network now treats a link as just the same as it treats any other object –- the same as a photo, or a piece of text. Social media cul-de-sacs.

How to Use Social Media for Event Marketing [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Using social media to maximize the impact of live events (like trade shows, forums and conferences) is where shiny new tools meet old school marketing. As noted here previously, trade shows and other live events remain one of the top three lead generation channels for B2B companies, despite the fact they’ve been around for a while (the first trade conferences were in the 1700s).

Twitter leads Fortune 500 social media surge

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After several years bumbling around on social media, Fortune 500 companies are seemingly climbing aboard and approaching the usage levels of their more nimble INC 500 brethren. 77% of the Fortune 500 companies have an active Twitter account, leading all other social media platforms. Are businesses failing to find an ROI in social media? Facebook up 4%.

Does Paid Social Media Work?

It's All About Revenue

It's Friday Five time and this week's topic is Social Media. New Research Reveals Paid Social Media Effectiveness. Do you know where to spend your social media marketing dollars? In this article you’ll discover recent insights on the effectiveness of paid social media marketing. Read the full story on Social Media Examiner.

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Lurkers are the 99.989% of Social Media

Biznology

It’s happened like this over and over: photography, filmmaking, recording, radio, television, computing, the Internet , message boards, blogging, and now social media. Anyways… So, as a result, we’re entering a world with fewer and fewer active Internet-, Web-, Blog-, Social Media - and Content-Creators. Conversion Carries Across Channels and Platforms.

11 Easy Social Media Tips and Tricks

Biznology

Here’s a list, off the top of my head, of things that could and should make your social media and blogging life more full, exciting, passionate, accountable, and fruitful — and maybe a little less intimidating. Add Social Media Information to Print Media. While not widely used, QR Codes can be utilized to make access to social media easier.

A Handy Guide to Optimizing Your Social Media Channels

Hubspot

This post is an excerpt from our latest ebook, How to Optimize Your Marketing Channels. If you''re looking for help taking your blog, landing pages, SEO, email, and social to the next level, download the full guide here. Below are some best practices you can implement and experiments you can run for optimizing your social channels. Social Media Facebook.

Why 9Round should be using SOCi for social media management

Biznology

And I noticed that while there are social media profiles for other local 9Round gyms , the new Penrose location has yet to embrace social media. It occurred to me that both 9Round and all their franchisees are 100% percent responsible for all their social, including creating their social media profiles. And, as a gym, they’re taking over.

Five ways to calm down and not be overwhelmed by social media change

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It’s impossible for a person — or even a company — to keep up with the constantly shifting platforms that make up our social media world today. But you don’t have to be overwhelmed by social media change, espcially if you can get your head around some fundamental truths about how the web works. Let’s calm your social media nerves … 1.

83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014

Webbiquity

So before it gets replaced by the next trendy buzzwordy term, here’s some marketing-related big data for you: 83 valuable facts, stats, and research findings covering strategy, social media, SEO, online advertising, email marketing, content, blogging, social networking, video and more. Which “social” brands aren’t really social at all?