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Is Facebook Still Relevant for B2B?

EMagine B2B Blog

One of the most common questions I get when it comes to social media is, “Do we really need a Facebook?” Our position on Facebook depends on the client. I do believe Facebook still has a place for B2B when done the right way. Why Have a Facebook Page? If your B2B does not have the content, subject matter, or audience for Facebook, then don’t force it.

Content Shock is here. Now what?

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About two years ago, I wrote a blog post called Content Shock: Why Content Marketing is not a sustainable strategy. The premise behind Content Shock is simple. My post was a call to arms, pointing out that what worked in content marketing a few years ago — when content was a novelty — will not work in this era or overwhelming information density.

How To Use Dark Posts on Facebook and LinkedIn to Increase Relevance

Modern B2B Marketing

Dark posts are ads that you can create and promote without publishing them on your company’s LinkedIn page or Facebook timeline. Facebook and LinkedIn both offer this feature (although on LinkedIn it is called “Direct Sponsored Content”). For more tips on social marketing, checkout our updated Cheatsheets for the Social Marketer on Facebook , LinkedIn , and Twitter.

21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

marketers have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. On one hand, not only is it an easy-to-use, low-cost platform with more than a billion members, but 77% of B2C companies and 43% of B2B vendors have acquired customers from Facebook, and the world’s largest social network drives 20% of all internet page views. What are the best page apps for Facebook today? Hell Yes!

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. content.

Video ads: Facebook or YouTube?

Vidyard

The most common types of video ads are previews before another piece of video content, ads in search engines, or paid media on social. For the last decade, the social option has lived almost exclusively in the land of YouTube, but since last year, Facebook has officially become a player in the video field. Facebook has been on the rise in video for the past year. Get the Guide.

Facebook Uses Ad Tech to Dominate the Social Advertising Ecosystem

Synecore

Not only is Facebook the biggest social network on the planet, it’s also the dominant force in social advertising. This is the upshot of a recent report issued by Strategy Analytics , which reveals that Facebook accounted for three-quarters of global social network ad spend in 2014. So Facebook is the dominant player in social media, and by extension, social advertising.

Facebook Tag Bombing is the new telemarketing

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This is a post that is probably going to p**s some people off, but it must be said. I am increasingly being tagged in stupid Facebook posts like this one: What’s your favorite flavor of lollipop? think that is just polite and usually the content is something relevant and interesting. think that is just polite and usually the content is something relevant and interesting.

Where Content Marketing Meets Customer Experience, Part 2: Relevancy

Marketing Action

Act-On sponsored the webinar: “Where Content Marketing Meets Customer Experience” hosted by Social Media Today and moderated by Paul Dunay , Financial Services Marketing Leader for PwC , and author of the Marketing Darwinsim (“Those that don’t adapt become irrelevant”) blog. Relevancy is really at the core of it. It will create that relevancy. Entertaining content.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. content.

Navigating the shifting sands of Facebook marketing

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Have you figured out Facebook marketing? Well, then you will need to catch up with our new episode of The Marketing Companion where we discuss the “secondary advertising ripple” and how it’s creating new complexity for companies trying to figure out what’s happening on their Facebook page. billion people logged into Facebook on a single day last month.

5 Essential tools to attract a relevant audience to your blog

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Let’s look at five great social media tools to ensure you attract a relevant audience to your blog posts. 1. When you are searching through Google for content you often see the authors picture displayed in the search results: The person in the picture is Amy Porterfield.  As I know Amy and value her as an expert in her field I am more likely to click on this post in the search results.

The Nine Best Facebook Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

Along with Google, Facebook is one of the giants of the Internet. According to recent research , 71% of all Internet users have a Facebook profile. 96% of B2C and and 88% of B2B companies use Facebook for marketing. Here are nine of the most popular tools for enhancing Facebook marketing efforts. Google Review Count: 790,000. Look no further than LikeAlyzer! BuzzBlogger.

A B2B Reaction to Facebook Reactions

Social Media B2B

Facebook updated their like buttons to now include five more emotions, so instead of just liking your B2B posts, your customers and prospects can more fully express themselves. While this certainly works on the web version of Facebook, the definitely feels like a mobile-centric update. This has caused many B2B companies to even question if Facebook was the social network for them.

Facebook Releases Smart Content Tools & Improves Analytics

Vertical Response

Facebook just introduced a new set of “publisher” tools that could help get your content in front of the right people. Based on feedback from users, the social media giant released four new tools to allow business pages to reach specific people, interpret social media metrics and find content to share. Facebook has also beefed up its analytics page, Insights.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. content.

10 Reasons Brands Fail to Convert Facebook Fans into Paying Customers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Commerce Facebook Interactive Marketing Sales Social Media Social Networking Strategy. According to HubSpot, ninety three percent of adults on the Internet are on Facebook, yet only 1% of a brand’s Facebook fans will ever make their way to the company’s main website. We know, after all, that Facebook users are a highly active and engaged audience.

Don’t Blame Facebook: 10 Reasons Low Conversion Rates Are YOUR Fault

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Advertising Applications Branding Content Marketing Customer Experience Facebook Inbound Marketing Listening Personalization Social Media. So, you’re one of the seemingly millions of brands out there using Facebook to lure people over to your website. The following are the 10 top reasons brands fail to tap into the real potential of Facebook.

Forget Facebook & Twitter: Time to Start Marketing on Pinterest & Instagram?

Synecore

For years now Facebook and Twitter have been the two reliable social standbys, an oft-used, go-to social media marketing pairing equivalent to wine and cheese or beer and pizza (or in my case, wine, cheese, beer, and pizza). Ostensibly, this is said to be done in an effort to provide more relevant content to users. Social Media Marketing: Either Or vs And And.

Facebook Says These Are the 15 Best Brands on Facebook

Hubspot

On April 29, Facebook announced the winners of the third annual Facebook Studio Awards -- Facebook''s way of recognizing brands and agencies from around the world creating great campaigns. The winners of this year''s Facebook Studio Awards were selected based on three criteria: 1) Craft & Execution. Relevance to audience and brand. 2) Scale & Execution.

5 Facebook No-Nos That Turn off Your Customers

Vertical Response

Businesses need to go where their customers are, and the majority of customers are on Facebook,” says Hancock, who manages social media for companies all over California. ?. As more small businesses join the Facebook bandwagon, Hancock has noticed some companies are repelling customers rather than attracting them. Facebook is like a public suggestion box. All rights reserved.

The new psychology of content consumption

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Is the psychology of content consumption changing? Tom Webster and I get into some discussions that are guaranteed to get you thinking about the nature of content and content consumption today. The dramatic behavioral shift in consumer content streaming behavior. Facebook’s random acts of strategy. Our content is free because of their generosity.

Stepping Up Your Facebook Retargeting with Video

Vidyard

That’s the beauty of retargeting with Facebook! Humans are already addicted to it: according to Facebook, there are over 1.65 billion active Facebook users, and 1.51 Think about it: if someone watches your video content, they’re already an engaged lead, especially if they watch it all the way to the end. We can still serve ads for other content assets to these lists.

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35 experts weigh-in: How we create influence on Facebook

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And yet, people do become influential on the Internet don’t they?  I’ve written quite a bit about the special opportunity we all have to create influence through our content. Facebook forces companies and people to compete for attention pixel-by-pixel. You can have all the cute cats and cool photos you want, but ultimately usefulness and relevancy are the keys to success.”

The 23 Best Content Ideation Tools

Webbiquity

Great content—the kind that resonates with your audience—starts with great topic ideas. What are the best tools for finding great content ideas? Here are almost two dozen of the best content ideation tools finding and capturing bursts of inspiration. Sample review:  “Turns your content creation into a magazine, while it can also be embedded on WordPress sites too.”

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Five Facebook Advertising Features You Haven’t Tried Yet

Webbiquity

Since Facebook unveiled its advertising options for businesses, the ads have grown substantially. Looking for the next big thing in Facebook advertising ? Here are five Facebook advertising features you haven’t tried yet. One of the newest ad types to hit Facebook is the carousel ad. Facebook carousel ads require: • Clear images in a 600×600 measurement.

The Pros of LinkedIn vs. Facebook for Professionals

Writing on the Web

You’re probably already on Facebook , sharing photos of your kid’s first birthday party and links to your favorite articles , recipes and videos. After all, Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. There is, of course, the option of creating a Facebook page solely for business purposes, which is a good way to separate your personal and professional networks.

Social Media: How Motorola Solutions uses Facebook to generate more engagement

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet If you think Facebook is no place for B2B marketers, think again. Facebook was one of the first places we started engaging on social media,” Belinda Hudmon, Senior Director, Global Digital Strategy and Operations, Motorola Solutions, said. Firefighters, policeman and other public-safety personnel were engaging on Facebook. Promote the company’s Facebook presence.

This Week in Content Marketing: Facebook’s Move to Swallow Publishers

Junta 42

In this week’s episode, Robert and I discuss two large venture capital investments in the content marketing technology space – Percolate and Kapost. We also debate whether Facebook’s launch of its Instant Articles service represents the end of times for publishers or a stairway to heaven. Content marketing in the news. This week’s show. million. Sponsor (38:49).

5 Brands with Highly Successful Facebook Marketing Strategies

Content Standard

At this point, everyone and their mother (or, in my case, father ) has a Facebook. Sixty-six percent of Facebook users log in every single day to their accounts, and 48 percent of users log in first thing in the morning. Yes, that means Facebook comes before coffee. Log into your personal Facebook—you can tell your boss it’s for work—and look at those around you.

Get Into Your Buyer’s Psyche To Create Relevant Digital Marketing

Biznology

The more specific you can get, the easier it is to pick the most effective marketing tactics and distribution channels and to develop highly relevant content marketing. I’ve found myself thinking a lot lately about target audiences and buyer profiling. I’m at the start of a couple of new projects and that always gets me thinking about people. Photo credit: Wikipedia. Nielsen.

Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm to Balance Content From Friends Vs. Pages

Hubspot

Today, Facebook announced three brand new updates to the News Feed algorithm specifically meant to improve user experience. Every time Facebook updates its algorithm, brands and marketers freak out. Update 1: If users run out of content to see but want to spend more time reading their News Feed, more (and possibly duplicate) content will show up.

5 Essential Tips to Consider before Boosting a Facebook Post

KoMarketing Associates

It should come as no surprise to marketers that organic reach for Facebook posts has been taking a hit over the past few years. Even as recent as this year, with Facebook limiting the reach of “promotional posts ,” the percentage of fans a company reaches organically continues to decrease. Promoting new content or blog posts. Understand all available options on Facebook.

This Week in Content Marketing: A Content Marketing Approach Is Strategic, Actually

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In this episode, Robert and I debate a TechCrunch article’s claims that content marketing isn’t actually strategic. We We also go inside Accenture’s efforts to become a worldwide leader in content marketing, and explore Facebook’s latest attempt to enhance the ad experience from both sides of the equation. Content marketing in the news.

B2B Content Marketing: Find the bigger story

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet “Anybody here think you have nothing to create content around? ” Joe Pulizzi, Founder, Content Marketing Institute, has heard this issue from a lot from B2B marketers. Many do not think they have any content that is relevant or exciting enough to share to their audiences. million Facebook page likes (now at 1.8 No exciting stories to tell?”

How Facebook changes our behavior

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” What makes people think that Facebook is NOT the real world? We create our personality on Facebook. But Facebook is also creating our personality. Facebook changes our behavior. Recently, Facebook demonstrated how it can alter our moods by manipulating our content. Content competition and the homogenization of our streams. Seriously.

The Anatomy of a Successful Facebook Post

Hubspot

When it comes to using Facebook for business, many people wonder what the secret for success is. We’ve dissected the key elements of successful Facebook posts so you can properly optimize yours. And now, check out the top six things that make up a truly valuable Facebook post. 1) Has a Clear Goal. The key to a successful Facebook post is to start with a clear objective.

How to Use Facebook Live: A Complete Guide

Hubspot

In their continued effort to promote video content in the News Feed, Facebook recently launched Facebook Live , a live video streaming service that lets anyone broadcast live videos from their mobile device straight to their Facebook News Feed. Why are marketers getting so excited about Facebook Live? How to Broadcast on Facebook Live. Step 12: You're done!

How the News Feed Algorithms Work on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

Hubspot

You're connected with hundreds of people -- maybe even thousands -- on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. It started with Facebook in 2006 , and then Twitter nine years later in 2015. To help get it all straight, we've put together this simple guide on how the news feed works on the three most popular social networks: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Relevancy Score.

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Why WordPress Isn’t Scared of Facebook, Snapchat, or the Future of Publishing

Contently

I reached out to five tech companies for this story: Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Medium, and WordPress. Medium and WordPress are the obvious ones: They’re both well-known content management systems. At this point, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat are practically publishing platforms, even if they may not define themselves that way. Facebook asked to comment only on background, which defeated the purpose of receiving the brand’s thoughts. The influence of Facebook, you can see cracks in it as Snapchat has started to amplify,” Hernandez offered.