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How most Social Media experts are wrong about LinkedIn

Biznology

I’ve read from many social media experts (including Jay Baer ) that you should take a scattershot approach to LinkedIn. More Reasons Why I Disagree With Most Social Media Expert’s Shotgun Approach When You Have a High Priced Solution.

There is no community on social media

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And when I saw that headline reporting on a speech provided by a Forrester executive , it made me pause. I am generally a fan of Forrester and their research but this observation has me dumbfounded. Which leads me to this final point on the nature of social media community … 4.

Real examples of how account-based marketing & selling is driving higher revenues on LinkedIn

Biznology

Many social media and social selling experts say “volume” is the key to success on social media platforms like LinkedIn. And, the same thing happens when you do not take a rifle approach and focus on targeted audiences on LinkedIn.

The New Market for Social Media Consultants

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To date, most social media consultants have focused on helping organizations use social networks for marketing and customer service. What is social collaboration? Yammer is an enterprise social network used by employees or businesses to share, collaborate, and innovate.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? Social Media Facts and Stats.

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Test Your Digital IQ with Mark Schaefer’s Social Media Quiz

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How much do you know about social media platforms, facts and trends? Take out a piece of paper and write down your 20 answers to this fun social media quiz! A famous 1999 book prophesized the human-to-human sharing economy that we now know as the social web.

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5 Myths of Social Media Marketing

Marketing Action

Have you tied your social media efforts to a positive ROI? Or, have you heard claims that social media marketing just isn’t worth the effort for B2B companies? Myth #1: Social Media is Only for B2C Companies. Not so, says that Forrester report.

Marketers need to play a stronger sales enablement role on LinkedIn

Biznology

Earlier this year, LinkedIn set out to determine which departments wield the most influence over B2B buyers across a number of different sectors. Even though marketers have the most pull as they add the most value, we have found that in many cases, marketing’s influence on LinkedIn is minimal.

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity

Reports, surveys, studies and infographics are among the most popular content posted and shared across social networks. How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing? How are B2B marketers using social media differently from their B2C counterparts?

55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. 500 companies now call social media “very&# or “somewhat&# important to their marketing or business strategy.

Social Media Audiences Are Great, But Email Audiences Are Better

Act-On

Which would you rather have: 3,000 email newsletter subscribers or 30,000 social media followers? You know that while social media represents a vast potential audience, the engagement rates are awful. Step one: Organic reach on social and deliverability for email.

What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity

The explosion of social media has led to a corresponding need for more sophisticated monitoring tools that can crawl the hundreds of social networking and bookmarking sites and millions of blogs across the globe. You can find a list of more than 150 social media monitoring tools here or close to 200 here , but—that can seem overwhelming. Social Mention. If Google Alerts had been developed with a focus on social media, this would be it.

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The Simple, 3-Step Process to Generating Leads and Revenue through Social Media Channels

Marketing Action

Social media is a huge opportunity for businesses to spread their message to a large number of people in a relatively short amount of time. Facebook click rates are unimpressive, LinkedIn sponsored posts are quite expensive, and tweets get lost in the mix.

Social media ROI sucks! (Or, you can prove anything if you send out a survey)

ViewPoint

Social media marketing is now precariously ensconced as a more-or-less mainstream marketing channel. Companies try to dutifully engage with customers and prospects on all the main social channels, plus as many of the secondary ones as possible.

The LinkedIn Publishing Platform Puts Power in the Hands of the B2B Buyer

KoMarketing Associates

This past month LinkedIn announced they will be opening up the ability for every user to publish their own content on LinkedIn, through individual profiles. They can research and explore vendor information across a range of platforms and social networks.

The 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today

delicious b2bmarketing

Also, at my social media speaking engagements hither and yon I’m often asked what tools I use. So, I took a personal inventory and created this overview of the 39 social media tools I use daily. Mobile access to the social Web is a virtual requirement to do it well.

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Three Tips to Get Manufacturers Started with Social Media

Savvy B2B Marketing

Business-to-business (B2B) companies are starting to embrace social media to a greater extent these days. According to a report by Forrester , roughly 81 percent of B2B companies reported that they used social media in 2011. A final tool to consider is LinkedIn.

78 Tweetable Moments From Social Media Plus #SMPlus

B2B Marketing Insider

This week I attended the Social Media Plus conference in downtown Philadelphia, PA and for the second year in a row, the organizers of the event did an amazing job bringing together some of the best minds in social media in both the speakers and the attendees. LauraDuran: Social media marketing means “engaging with customers” and “driving business” – must do both says @jasonfalls via @BrennerMichael. Forrester Study.

28 Awesome B2B Social Media Statistics

Social Media B2B

Below are a collection of B2B social media statistics collected from various sources covering a wide range of topics. Usage : 86% of B2B firms are using social, compared to 82% of B2C. B2B firms aren’t as active in their social media activity with only 32% engaging on a daily basis compared with 52% of B2C firms. More than half (53.5%) of marketers surveyed said they currently use social media as part of their marketing strategy.

Are marketers getting lost in the Dark Funnel?

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The rise of online and social marketing and the vast distribution of content have added another level of complexity to what we used to think of as a sales funnel. Before the explosion of social media and content marketing, marketers probably knew the answers to these questions.

Is social media effective for B2B lead generation?

Sales Lead Insights

What’s all this have to do with social media? I have been working hard, for at least a couple of years now, trying to use social media to measurably move the needle in regard to generating B2B sales leads and driving B2B sales. I’m sad to say I’m not seeing anything beyond anecdotal results, either from my own extensive social marketing efforts, or from those of my clients. I think that thought applies to social media.

10 New Websites to Add to Your Social Media Blog List in 2013

WindMill Networking

Looking for new blogs to follow in 2013 for unique and insightful information on social media? We are always looking for new insight as to how we can be better utilize social media for our business. and my personal favorite Mythbusting in the Social Media Echochamber.

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Ascent of the social media climbers: Klout goes mainstream

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Because this excellent piece from Boston Globe reporter Beth Teitell represents one of the first times the concept of social scoring systems like Klout have jumped into the mainstream media. Here is Beth’s fine article: Ascent of the social-media climbers.

Why You Should Consider Using Twitter for B2B Leads

Act-On

Every day there are new B2B opportunities waiting for you on Twitter, LinkedIn and the other social media channels. – Social Media Today , 2014. Using Act-On’s Social Media Prospector tool, he recently won a sale with the Dallas Mavericks.

27 surprising facts about salespeople who are Social Selling

Biznology

Social Selling is the use of social media to interact directly with prospects, to answer questions and offer thoughtful content until the prospect is ready to buy. Social selling is not hard selling. Here are 27 facts about salespeople who are Social Selling.

12 Social Media Tools for B2B Pre-Event Marketing

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Whether it’s a webinar or a multi-day conference, leveraging social media can help event organizers extend an event’s visibility, attendance and pre-event conversations. LinkedIn Events Setting up an event in LinkedIn is a fairly simple process.

Is Your Social Media Strategy Dynamic?

Marketing Action

Social media, once the province of teenagers and the PR people who work for celebrities, crossed the chasm some time back and has become so mainstream that your grandmother probably has a Twitter handle. Her points underscore a key proposition: Social media is extremely dynamic.

How Social Media Helps Marketing, PR, And Sales Become Better Friends

B2B Marketing Insider

I am always trying to address the big issues in B2B marketing—such as integrated marketing, demand generation, and social media—but somehow, the topic comes back around to the relationship between sales and marketing. The answer is social media. Social Media

B2B Social Media Marketing -- Does It Work?

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Log in now ClickZ Interactive Marketing Events Search Engine Watch Search Marketing Conferences Subscribe to Newsletter Subscribe to RSS Feeds Free Webcasts Members Area Forums Advertise You are here: SEW Home › Experts › Social Media Marketing › B2B Social Media Marketing -- Does It Work? Real-Time Activity Stream B2B Social Media Marketing -- Does It Work? How have you seen B2B social media marketing in use?

How to Leverage LinkedIn for Lead Generation and Recruitment

Marketing Action

Though it might lack the flair its younger siblings on social possess (Facebook, Twitter, et al.), In fact, Forbes reports content sharing on LinkedIn rose by 15% in the third quarter of 2013, at a rate faster than larger content-sharing giants such as Facebook and Twitter.

It pays to provide Support with Social Media

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In a recent Forrester Report on “ Customer Experience Pays Off as Social Media reduces Obstacles for Real Change ” they have really nailed down the argument I have been making over the last year about why Support is the single best place to build your business case for Social Media.

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Social Media Hierarchy of Needs - Best Practices for ROI Success

The ROI Guy

From our social media ROI studies, analyzing the investment, popularity, practices and results of social media marketing for the Fortune 500, and select small / medium companies, a key indicator to social media ROI success was level of engagement.

Winning the Social Media Popularity Contest

Tom Pisello

Thursday, December 09, 2010 Winning the Social Media Popularity Contest Alinean Research of Fortune 500 Popularity on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Winning the Social Media Popularity Contest Seeing ROI in the Cloud?

Canadian Companies Use of Social Media

MI6 Marketing Agency

Over 50% of Canadian Companies Don’t See Social Media as Important. If you think social media should play a role, find out if the markets and customers you serve are using social media first. Consider using Forrester’s POST framework.

6 Social Media Predictions for 2014

Marketing Action

If you are, like me, an avid user of Facebook and Twitter, you might think about social media and the path it will take in the year to come. Forrester gives social even more weight, declaring that fully 100% of business decision-makers use social media for work purposes.

Help! I Need a Marketing Automation Vendor with Social Media Savvy

WindMill Networking

I’ve found the following lists to be helpful: RaabGuide Top SEOs Business Software Forrester , via Marketo The lists above include vendors with varying degrees of focus on Web 2.0 Which Marketing Automation Platforms Integrate Social Media? Monitor with CoreMetrics Social.

It’s Time to Kill Off Your Dreary Customer Reference Program

B2B Marketing Unplugged

This is the pool of customers to which you return every time a Sales Squirrel needs a reference, every time a P-Cuber needs to check off that they have checked up, every time the media call looking for someone who will support the drivel in your latest product announcement.

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