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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"?

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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. However, for content like whitepapers, it just does not work.

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

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I just wrapped up a great book – Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely – that discussed, among many other things, the different relationship types we have between people; especially market relationships and social relationships. We provide and receive dinners based on our social relationships frequently, and we receive dinners based on market relationships each time we eat at a restaurant.

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. more true, apparently, than in social media. Look for.

6 Ways For Marketing to Help with Social Media

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

Friends, Avatars, Countrymen, lend me your ears

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As you know we’ve been doing a lot of experimentation with the best way to apply social media in the B2B marketing realm , and David’s post hit on one of the biggest challenges we’re all facing – what to do about Facebook as B2B marketers. The numbers are undeniable, the active population on Facebook is huge. Will this crack the code on B2B marketing on Facebook?

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

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Today's world of social media needs to be viewed in a similar light. As today's marketing organizations consider how to engage in social media forums, not considering the context of the medium being used can lead to a significant change in the overall effect on the message being received. The use of social media for business shares a similar dynamic.

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. Tags: Social media lead management viral marketing B2B Marketing If there’s one thing that B2B marketers seem to be hesitant about it’s having fun in their marketing efforts.

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. more true, apparently, than in social media. Look for.

Social Media in B2B Marketing: The Importance of the Periphery

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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? We’ve talked a lot about lead scoring and how to approach it successfully, but the relevance of social media should be addressed. Tags: web activity Social media Digital Body Language Referrals Twitter

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The Flywheel and the Lightning Strike

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The excitement and interest in social media, and all it can do, is palpable. However, the number of companies that are making significant hard dollar investments in social media as a marketing initiative is not as large as one might expect. However, with social media, investments follow a “flywheel” pattern. Tags: Budgets Social media Marketing Investment Why is this?

Simple Metrics and the Business Case for Marketing Automation

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If you look at what is possible with film cameras, in terms of photo sharing, digital editing, virtually unlimited photo storage, and the social media use of photos, it is clear that digital cameras present an entirely new way of interacting with images. There has been a lot of great discussion lately about the business case for marketing automation. Much less “efficient” but still possible.

Interview with The Funnelholic

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Our conversation ranged across a number of topics, from the evolution of social media and its B2B marketing applicability, to measurement and the challenges of today's CMO. I got a lot out of our conversation, and I hope you will too. From my conversation with Craig Rosenberg, the Funnelholic: Steve: Will social media scale? Commercialization is the biggest problem for social media.

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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. Tags: Social media Mobile SMS Is Text Messaging Relevant for B2B Marketers? Why Text Message? But what about the Teenagers?

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. more true, apparently, than in social media. Look for.

The Rise of the "Fanmium" Products

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Social media has led to a wealth of new ways of thinking about business. Coverage could be anything from blog posts, becoming a fan on Facebook, or joining an online community. Tags: Trials Social media Fanmium 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. Have you considered a “fanmium” offering?

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

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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. You had to deliberately set up a new social service, whether Twitter or Facebook, and then actively make it part of your daily routine. As a B2B marketer, what does this mean? What do you think?

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

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It’s definitely a media type that has been under-utilized recently and has some compelling benefits: [link] Stuart Wheldon on B2B Magazine with a post about SaaS, Social Media, and the economics of educating buyers. Makes for an interesting read in looking at the economic reasons behind why we are more apt to invest in buyer education than ever before: [link] Simon Salt ( @incslinger ) from Inc Slingers provides an Essential Social Media bookshelf of must-reads for social media, and it’s not the list you might expect as he goes beyond pure social media titles.

Should Facebook be regulated?

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Should children be exposed to graphic violence on Facebook without your knowledge and consent? The social web has created amazing opportunities to learn, discover, connect, and have fun. 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.

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.

21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides

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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?

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.

Facebook Uses Ad Tech to Dominate the Social Advertising Ecosystem

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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. Owning the Future of Social Advertising. billion, by 2015. But why is this?

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.

5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Learn to Love Facebook

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Are you holding back on Facebook marketing just because you’re in B2B? It was reinforced by what felt like a bait and switch when Facebook killed organic reach. And because most everyone in B2B seemed focused on LinkedIn, I figured I could maybe just ignore Facebook. I had a Facebook page all along, of course. Next is just how plain ubiquitous Facebook is. Third?

Facebook content strategy is a time bomb for inbound marketing

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Every time I write a post that takes a slightly contrarian view to the status quo, I get hammered by the entrenched pundits who spin this into “Mark is saying that marketing is dead”…  or social media is dead … Or that kittens are bad. The economics of the social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn are also driven by content, but their metrics are different.

Adding fuel to the fire: How important is Facebook?

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A new survey adds more fuel to the swirling debate about how social media usage is changing, especially among teens. In a  Piper Jaffray  survey of American teens, one-third described the photo-sharing app Instagram as their most important social network. The research does not necessarily say teens are moving away from Facebook. How important is Facebook? teens. teens.

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. See you in the social sphere! Guess what?

Has a Facebook Rebellion begun?

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I am amazed at how much Facebook can get away with. And yet, their self-inflicted problems and arrogance have not made a dent in their seemingly inexorbale march toward world social media dominance. often get asked,  ”What competitor will unseat Facebook,” and my answer is “Facebook.” But are there cracks forming in the Facebook master plan?

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.

49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts

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Though new social networks continue to be launched (e.g. But there are no guarantees that leadership will last, and the social networking landscape is constantly evolving. Image credit: Social Media Examiner. An incredible 71% of all Internet users are on Facebook, including more than half of all online adults aged 65 and older. 18 Facebook Stats and Facts. 1.

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Why social media strategy should NOT start with a drive for Facebook fans

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Why does every social media strategy seemingly start with a company cajoling people to come “like” their Facebook page? This post will explain why that is usually a bad strategy if you are aiming at creating long-term, loyal customers. I’ve been honored to be selected to help judge a global company’s internal social media competition. Tweet.

10 of the Best B2B Facebook Pages

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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. Facebook Page :  [link]. Facebook Page :  https://www.facebook.com/IngramMicro. Think we missed one? Enjoy! 1. Honeywell.

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

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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. Twitter and even Facebook have shown more limited success, but both can be a good fit for certain B2B companies whose target markets align well with specific interests or keywords. Facebook.

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Enterprise Social Networking Platforms: Think Amazon, Not Facebook

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“This is just Facebook for the Enterprise” is the most common way most people describe enterprise social networking platforms. After all, the look and feel of those platforms borrow a lot from the Facebook interface: status updates, @mentioning, groups, walls, profile pictures, direct messages, and so on. amazon.com (Photo credit: soumit). Read on to understand why.

The Business Case for Buying Facebook Likes

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It’s a hilarious moment, but a common example of “social proof” that has been used in the advertising world for decades. Social proof is not always true or accurate, it just has to provide an effective impression of authority. The essence of social proof. Perhaps the most prestigious symbol of social proof today is the Facebook “Like.”  My instinct said no.

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If the Beatles ran Facebook

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More changes from Facebook … You know … sometimes I just wish they would Let It Be. When I find myself immersed in Facebook, Zuckerberg will come to me. Although your stock was cut in half, do we really need a social graph? The post If the Beatles ran Facebook appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. How about you? Let it be!

Your brain is wired for Facebook (really)

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There is mounting evidence that social networking sites like Facebook tap into a need for connection that is embedded in our DNA.  We may be actually chemically-predisposed to wasting time on social networks. “Many studies have emerged about the importance of human social interactions to our well-being. Neuro-Facebook. Not ads. The new economic battlefield.

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? It seems to be coming from the social media gurus and demi-gurus. It seems to be coming from the social media gurus and demi-gurus. Perhaps that surprises you? Why would they?