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The Results: Is B2B Content "Likeable"

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A few months back, with Facebook’s announcement of a “Like” button for the web, I decided to run a quick, highly unscientific experiment to see if B2B content was “likeable”. Put more simply, is B2B content as likely to be shared in the social atmosphere of Facebook as it is to be shared in the more hybrid social/business atmosphere of Twitter.

Is B2B Content "Likeable"?

Digital Body Language

With all the discussion about Facebook's new "Like" (or "Recommend") button for the web, I thought it would be worthwhile running a small experiment to answer the following question: Do the readers of B2B content share more on Twitter or Facebook? have reduced the automatic "sharing" options on each post to two - one that shares on Facebook, and one that shares on Twitter.

LinkedIn as Facebook for the Business World

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(note, this post was cross-posted on It's All About Revenue last week) I've long been a bit skeptical about the use of Facebook for sharing business content. I'm currently running an experiment to see if B2B content is "likeable" on Facebook , and while I have not compiled the data yet, the answers are looking bleak. Tags: Facebook LinkedIn Social media Discovery Content

Digital Body Language: Our B2B Facebook Marketing Strategy

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At Eloqua, we are lucky to have some of the most interesting, fun, and social customers around (they are marketers, after all), so when we started talking about what one might do with Facebook from a B2B marketing perspective, an obvious answer came up. The idea of discussing the latest whitepaper or marketing best practices did not seem to fit the social vibe of Facebook.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

little data to having too much, leading to the rise of reporting "vanity metrics" such as Facebook "Likes". B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. know which half." Everything is now measurable.

6 Ways For Marketing to Help with Social Media

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The "social media" person manages the Twitter handle, the Facebook page, and the blog. I can almost hear the comments already - shouldn't Marketing be "doing" social media, not "helping" with social media? Sort of. But there's more to it than that. The problem is that in many marketing teams, there's "marketing" and then there's "social media". So what can be done?

Market Relationships, Social Relationships, and B2B Marketing in Social Media

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We have each seen examples of enthusiastic PR teams suggesting that we try to get everyone we know to pass along a great press release to their friends on Facebook. Tags: Facebook LinkedIn Social media Twitter B2B Marketing The meal ends and you pull out your wallet to pay your mother-in-law for the great meal she has provided. Neither type of relationship, by itself, is problematic.

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The Flywheel and the Lightning Strike

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Sure, they have a Twitter account, and may have put up a blog and even a Facebook fan page, but the level of investment falls far shy of the amounts we invest in Google search campaigns, trade shows or sponsorships. There seems to be a bit of schizophrenia in B2B marketing these days. The excitement and interest in social media, and all it can do, is palpable. Why is this?

Social media analysis moves mainstream

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Last week, Webtrends announced that they had extended their customer intelligence capabilities into Facebook. When a blog post is written, Tweeted about, then shared on Facebook this is a natural way that information flows in today’s environment. Facebook, as with almost all social media efforts, has a “flywheel” dynamic to it. What do you think?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

little data to having too much, leading to the rise of reporting "vanity metrics" such as Facebook "Likes". B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. know which half." Everything is now measurable.

The Medium is the Message: B2B Marketing, Social Media, and Conversation Context

Digital Body Language

wrote recently about our Facebook B2B marketing strategy , which leveraged the context of the Facebook medium to guide the message being delivered. Facebook carries a very social vibe, and our goal with our Facebook strategy is to keep our conversations relevant to that context. Tags: Facebook LinkedIn Social media It is the same in social media.

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Simple Metrics and the Business Case for Marketing Automation

Digital Body Language

If contemplated from a framework of film photography, you might look at something like sharing a photo to Facebook and think of digital cameras as offering an efficiency gain; it’s possible with film, you just snap the photo, develop it, scan it, save it to a file, and then upload it. There has been a lot of great discussion lately about the business case for marketing automation.

The Longevity of Fun in B2B Social Media

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Fun content has a habit of being discovered, and rediscovered many times, and each time can lead to another Tweet, another Facebook post, or another share, continuing the cycle. If there’s one thing that B2B marketers seem to be hesitant about it’s having fun in their marketing efforts. We would all agree that fun content is more shareable, and infinitely more likely to go viral.

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Social Media in B2B Marketing: The Importance of the Periphery

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The challenging aspect of leveraging social media in your lead scoring is that you do not control the main sites of social media, such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. The rising interest in social media in B2B marketing leads to an interesting and challenging question; what is the role of social media in lead scoring?

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Interview with The Funnelholic

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Facebook continues to have great 1-to-1 relationship capabilities, and LinkedIn has a ton of potential in this area. There have even been recent reports of teens leaving Facebook. Funnelholic: First of all, I haven’t seen reports of kids leaving Facebook. All I see are kids (and by kids, I mean from preteens to 20s) using Facebook and using it ALL the time.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

little data to having too much, leading to the rise of reporting "vanity metrics" such as Facebook "Likes". B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. know which half." Everything is now measurable.

Text “WhoCares?” to 66863

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On this application platform, a variety of other communication mechanisms, like Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare continue to evolve. 2) Communication Style: in a B2B marketing context, the communication is significantly different from the personal communications of Gen Y on their mobile phones. MySpace demonstrated a new cultural norm in how we communicate and keep in touch with friends, but the underlying technology quickly lost ground to Facebook. Is Text Messaging Relevant for B2B Marketers? Why Text Message? First, let’s look at why text messaging is popular.

The Rise of the "Fanmium" Products

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Coverage could be anything from blog posts, becoming a fan on Facebook, or joining an online community. Social media has led to a wealth of new ways of thinking about business. One of the most interesting, and most discussed, is the ceding of control of the market message to our audiences. While we as marketers may want to get out there and promote the value of our products and services, the most effective way by far is to have our audience do it for us. This leads to an interesting paradox. Cerebrata is very clear on their desire for honest reviews.

The Buzz about Google Buzz – 6 things relevant to B2B?

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You had to deliberately set up a new social service, whether Twitter or Facebook, and then actively make it part of your daily routine. Yesterday, Google announced their next major foray into social media, with the launch of Google Buzz. While the main concepts behind Buzz are very familiar with anyone who is at all familiar with social media – friends, status updates, photo sharing – the way that Google brings it all together, and their sheer weigh in the market, means that this may be quite interesting. As a B2B marketer, what does this mean? What do you think?

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Marketing Automation Weekly Wrap-up - 2009/09/11

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In this week's marketing automation weekly wrap-up, there seems to be a theme of "lists" as lists are published, and list nominations are called for. At the same time, some recent listings of great B2B and Marketing Automation related blogs have surfaced some great writers I did not have on my own reading list previously. Galen De Young ( @GalenDY ) from Proteus B2B Marketing published the 2009 list of B2B marketing blogs, many of which are classics, and many were new to me. Lots of experimentation in this area, but it’s hard to see the ideal path.

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!

Coming clean on Facebook reach

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Is there any greater source of emotional debate and mis-information on the web today than Facebook reach? recently had a little debate on this subject with a person who wrote a glowing article on the promise of Facebook reach — despite what appears to be pretty bad news in this corner of the web. “I’m tired of so much negativity about Facebook,” he said.

Four ways Facebook Instant Articles will dramatically impact marketing

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Facebook announced it would open up Instant Articles -– formatted and optimized to load almost immediately -– to any publisher  without a special approval process. To make it effortless for even small bloggers, Facebook announced in a post this week that it is teaming up with WordPress for a plugin that allows us to publish from our blog directly to Facebook. Time will tell. 3.

10 of the Best B2B Facebook Pages

KoMarketing Associates

Facebook has emerged as a marketing channel that’s been adopted by countless individuals and brands alike. In fact, Facebook, the world’s largest social network, now has more than 1 billion users, including about  15 million brand  pages. We chose the pages that were not only engaging, but that offered an excellent example of how a Facebook page can work for B2B companies.

Should Facebook be regulated?

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Should children be exposed to graphic violence on Facebook without your knowledge and consent? Facebook’s “terror policy” is pretty weak. So, for example, if a hostage is live-streaming a beheading, that’s deemed appropriate content for a Facebook live stream. Kind of a weird line, but that’s the Facebook guideline right now. Or, is it?

Has a Facebook Rebellion begun?

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I am amazed at how much Facebook can get away with. often get asked,  ”What competitor will unseat Facebook,” and my answer is “Facebook.” Facebook is the most pervasive social networking platform , with a whopping 80 percent of the U.S. But are there cracks forming in the Facebook master plan? What can “defeat” Facebook?

What will replace Facebook? Six considerations

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A question I often receive in my classes and talks is “What will replace Facebook?” We look to history to see the progression of upstarts replacing established companies — didn’t Facebook replace MySpace? — and of course assume there is a new idea out there somewhere waiting to unseat Facebook as the leading social network. Facebook.

Facebook, You’ve Failed Us

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There is an unsettling buzz about the future of Facebook. Some analysts report that Facebook usage is declining , or at least  slowing in some parts of the world  and if that is true, it is a problem of Facebook’s own making. The Facebook is foremost a place to connect with family and friends. Secondarily, Facebook provides a place for self-expression.

Why Should You Verify Your Facebook Page?

Haley Marketing

Within the competitive Facebook space, every inch you can gain over the competition helps. Just over 1 month ago, Facebook began to roll out verification status for pages. How To Verify Your Facebook Page. Verifying your staffing firm’s Facebook page is as as easy as following the 6 steps below. Click Call Me Now to allow Facebook to call you with a verification code.

6 studies show why Facebook organic reach is declining so quickly

Biznology

50,000,000+ businesses have a Facebook page. 1.48 is the average number of times these brands post each day. 2% is their Facebook organic reach and it’s declining (source: DMR ). Why is Facebook organic reach declining so fast? TOO MANY POSTS, TOO LITTLE SPACE ( FACEBOOK ): Facebook studied the average user to find 1,500 posts appear in their feed each day.

How to Reach More People on Facebook without Spending Any Money

Haley Marketing

spend a ton of time on Facebook analyzing what’s working and, more importantly, what’s not. And while certain reports are saying organic reach is down , by following this simple strategy, you can reach a sizable portion of your Facebook audience without spending additional money on boosting posts. Facebook updates too frequently for this to stick around forever. Great Content.

Update to Facebook Promotions

Vertical Response

Facebook announced today that they updated their Page Terms  allowing businesses to run promotions directly on Page Timelines not just in apps as before. According to the Facebook for Business blog , you can now: Collect entries by having users post on the Page or comment/like a Page post. The post Update to Facebook Promotions appeared first on VR Marketing Blog.

How to Compel & Not Repel Customers on Facebook [Infographic]

Vertical Response

How do you get more Facebook Likes? What are major Facebook no-nos you should seriously avoid? Ask no longer because we’ve put together an infographic addressing what you should or shouldn’t do as a business on Facebook. © 2013, VR Marketing Blog. The post How to Compel & Not Repel Customers on Facebook [Infographic] appeared first on VR Marketing Blog.

Adding fuel to the fire: How important is Facebook?

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The research does not necessarily say teens are moving away from Facebook. Only 15 percent of teens in the survey said Facebook topped the list. How important is Facebook? Before declaring Facebook dead, consider that other reports offer a dramatically different view. How important is Facebook? Facebook owns Instagram of course. How important is Facebook?

Video ads: Facebook or YouTube?

Vidyard

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. November 2015 marked the first month where more videos were uploaded to Facebook than posts containing links to YouTube. Facebook has been on the rise in video for the past year. The New Adwords is Video.

Wasting your ad money? All Facebook fans are unequal

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By Brooke Ballard, {grow} Contributing Columnist What if you were given $20,000 to acquire new fans on Facebook? But is there strategy in trying to acquire new fans on Facebook? Just a few months ago I was begging for more Facebook ad dollars for my client accounts and our own unique page simply because Facebook said so. Sounds thrilling, right? Or is it fruitless?

Study: No One Uses Facebook Reactions

Contently

If any emoji could represent Facebook right now, it would be. According to a new study by quintly, a social analytics platform, Facebook’s hullabalooed Reactions buttons account for only three percent of all interactions on the social network. When Facebook officially launched six Reactions in February, it was a big deal. Social Emojis facebook Featured

The Impact of Facebook’s Algorithm Change, in 5 Charts

Contently

Last week, Facebook dropped a stink bomb in the media locker room when it announced that its algorithm would start prioritizing the posts of friends and family in the News Feed over those of publishers. Folks started to panic, with good reason— over 40 percent of publisher traffic comes from Facebook. But Facebook shares—a decent barometer for organic reach—have fallen ever since.

Did Facebook Just Deliver a Crushing Blow to Native Advertising?

Contently

Everyone assumes that if Facebook were to drop an anvil on media companies, it’d come in the form of an algorithm reconfiguration, a change in the revenue split on Instant Articles, or some combination of the two. But for the increasing number of publishers that rely on native advertising to make ends meet, Facebook may have already delivered a brutal blow. The tag.

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity

As it approaches one billion users, Facebook has evolved from a site where friends and family share photos to an online marketing juggernaut rivaling Google. So, as Facebook continues its never-ending stream of changes, what are the current and emerging best practices for marketing on Facebook? How can Facebook be used to support an SEO strategy? running Facebook ads).