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Tips on how to use LinkedIn for Better Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Have you ever wondered about how can you use LinkedIn for better lead generation and business. In this post, I interview Susan Tatum, Partner at The Conversion Company. I met Susan through following her writing on her blog and her work in the LinkedIn community. Brian: What inspired you to do your work with LinkedIn? Why are you running a LinkedIn program?

20 Expert LinkedIn Guides


LinkedIn has made dramatic changes to its platform over the past 18 months, making what was a rather plain but effective business networking tool into a content-rich, visually dynamic, more interactive professionally-focused social network. Guides to Using LinkedIn for Career or Networking. Boost Your Brand’s Visibility With LinkedIn’s New Profile Features by Sprout Social.

Lead Generation: 5 tips to generate leads faster on LinkedIn

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet Wouldn’t it be great if you could just collect hot leads by spending a few minutes a day on LinkedIn? member of our B2B Lead Generation Roundtable LinkedIn Group was likely dreaming about this when he asked the group for a way to generate leads through LinkedIn that “doesn’t require a lot of time, engagement and endless keyword searches.”. Guess what?

How to Use LinkedIn to Generate Leads

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet You need to rethink the way you use LinkedIn. Without some of us even noticing, LinkedIn developed into a useful publishing platform and lead generation tool for marketers and sales people looking to build relationships with prospects. But if you’re looking for an easy lead source, you won’t find it here. After using LinkedIn to build my own discussion groups, I’ve discovered that using LinkedIn as a lead generator can be a pretty simple process  — if you’re willing to invest a little time sharing your expertise and thought leadership.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

distribution and lead nurturing, to more effectively communicate with prospective buyers at each stage of funnel. To get a more granular view of how B2B marketing professionals are adapting to these trends and pressures, we asked 25 leading influencers. preference, lead generation) isn't new, just more intense. its role beyond lead gen. Tom has been published on leading.

How We Drive Quality Leads With Ungated Content On LinkedIn


LinkedIn is a powerful place to market to a business audience. Every B2B persona should include job titles and professional skills, which happens to perfectly match LinkedIn’s targeting options. And even though it’s tedious in its current state, you can even do account-based marketing on LinkedIn. On LinkedIn, we’ve found that images have a big impact on CTR. RESULTS.

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What Microsoft's Acquisition Of LinkedIn Could Mean For B2B Marketers


Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn holds enormous potential for helping B2B marketers reach their audiences and improve revenue generation. Announcing the reinvention of productivity and business processes, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, explains : As these experiences get more intelligent and delightful, the LinkedIn and Office 365 engagement will grow. But what about Outlook?

8 Great LinkedIn Groups for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

It is no secret that LinkedIn is a valuable social media platform for B2B marketers. According to a recent report   released  by Regalix, 91 percent of respondents said that LinkedIn was the most effective channel in terms of helping them reach their target audience. B2B Sales, Marketing, Social Media & Lead Generation. eMarketing Association Network. Google Analytics.

Go beyond brand awareness & drive revenue with LinkedIn


This webinar featuring LinkedIn expert Kristina Jaramillo gives  LinkedIn  strategies to increase your revenue and not just your connections. Kristina Jaramillo , of , says: “Social media reach without engagement that leads to revenue means NOTHING!”. The post Go beyond brand awareness & drive revenue with LinkedIn appeared first on Biznology.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

distribution and lead nurturing, to more effectively communicate with prospective buyers at each stage of funnel. To get a more granular view of how B2B marketing professionals are adapting to these trends and pressures, we asked 25 leading influencers. preference, lead generation) isn't new, just more intense. its role beyond lead gen. Tom has been published on leading.

10 Examples of Highly Impactful LinkedIn Profiles

KoMarketing Associates

Last summer I wrote about the importance LinkedIn can be for executing B2B SEO link building. And the first place to start is through your LinkedIn profile. While I detailed several key LinkedIn profile elements that help convey trust, the objective of this post is to provide even more examples through exemplary LinkedIn user profiles found online. Why LinkedIn Again?

How most Social Media experts are wrong about LinkedIn


I’ve read from many social media experts (including Jay Baer ) that you should take a scattershot approach to LinkedIn. on his blog, in LinkedIn group discussions, on LinkedIn Pulse and even in his presentations (including the one at Social Fresh), Jay mentioned that shotguns trump rifles in social media. You see, it’s a wrong message to the wrong audience. Like this post?

7 Tips to Supercharge Your Content on LinkedIn Pulse


B2B marketers are charged with creating massive amounts of content, primarily to fuel inbound marketing, social media, lead nurturing, and pipeline acceleration. It’s also probably no surprise that a huge majority of marketers (about 94 percent ) are using LinkedIn for content marketing and promotion … but not all of them are doing it effectively. Post to LinkedIn Groups.

IT buyers are calling for a change in how you market & sell to them on LinkedIn


According to LinkedIn ‘s report “The Social Bridge to the IT Committee,” B2B buyers seek insights and conversations with vendors on social media. So IT buyers are willing to reveal themselves and engage with B2B sales and marketing leaders on LinkedIn. Even if it is LinkedIn!). From there you can drive demand, leads, and sales opportunities.

CMOs fail to go beyond brand awareness on LinkedIn


Recent studies show 87% of B2B sales and marketing leaders are using LinkedIn and other social media platforms, but less than 1 in 5 can clearly prove and demonstrate social media ROI. Xerox CMO John Kennedy mentioned that they are using LinkedIn to share content with their followers.  Wiley is Focused on Click-Through Rates and Leads (Even if the Leads do not move further).

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

distribution and lead nurturing, to more effectively communicate with prospective buyers at each stage of funnel. To get a more granular view of how B2B marketing professionals are adapting to these trends and pressures, we asked 25 leading influencers. preference, lead generation) isn't new, just more intense. its role beyond lead gen. Tom has been published on leading.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011


While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. Part of the reasoning is that while Facebook is good for sharing coupons, promoting events, and showcasing corporate culture to potential employees, LinkedIn is powerful at generating web traffic and leads. How can you optimize results from LinkedIn advertising?

5 Underutilized LinkedIn Features B2B Marketers May Be Missing Out On

KoMarketing Associates

LinkedIn has been found to be the most effective social media lead generator for B2B marketers, with 60-80% of those surveyed (depending on the study) stating that they have gotten real leads from the platform. LinkedIn is allowing more and more individuals into its long-form content publishing platform on a rolling basis. Find the Perfect Job Candidates. Final Thoughts.

Why Your Employees’ LinkedIn Profiles Should Be Part of Your B2B Marketing Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

We’ve covered the benefits of using LinkedIn for B2B marketing before, but many companies fail to see the benefits of helping employees with their own profiles. This is why it’s important to make sure all employees know the basics of a good LinkedIn profile. Many potential hires or clients search job titles at specific companies on LinkedIn to find the right person to talk to.

How to Get Marketing Results from LinkedIn Group Discussions

B2B Marketing Traction

There is an art to getting followers and engagement on social media platforms like LinkedIn. The social media platform in question is LinkedIn. “I have a LinkedIn question.   Last year I started an aggressive LinkedIn campaign. From what you know about LinkedIn, does this ring true?  If so, is there a way to circumvent the system?  for group member viewing.

How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 2


In my last post , I started to show how even the most recognized social media and social selling authors, experts, and consultants are getting LinkedIn wrong. Here is the actual LinkedIn summary for Judy Schramm , CEO of ProResource Inc., You will be proud of the way you look on LinkedIn. Or take advantage of our LinkedIn training and coaching programs. Have a great day.”

Focusing on Cost-Per-Lead is Giving Marketers a False Sense of LinkedIn Success or Failure

B2B Marketing Insider

Forrester reports that 99% of leads do not convert. LinkedIn reports that 87% of leads do not convert. So why are marketers so focused on lead goals and cost per lead when it comes to LinkedIn marketing and social selling? believe this is giving marketing a false sense of LinkedIn success or failure. Here […].

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5 Simple Strategies for Growing Your LinkedIn Influence

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Can positioning yourself as an influencer on LinkedIn really help you achieve your personal and professional goals? Building LinkedIn influence is the key to becoming both the trusted authority and the likable expert in your industry. The good news is, not that many people on LinkedIn are interested in building influence, which means you can really stand out and take the lead!

4 Reasons to Publish on a LinkedIn Blog

Writing on the Web

Do you know about LinkedIn blogs? And are you blogging yet on LinkedIn ? I’m not yet, but I will be right after I write this blog post! Since early 2014, LinkedIn opened its publishing platform to its 300+ million users. The importance of using a LinkedIn blog is that it will add dimension and help in building a well-documented profile. We forget that sometimes.

28 (of the) Best LinkedIn Marketing Guides of 2014


As noted in several of the posts highlighted below, LinkedIn is no longer just a hangout for job-seeking professionals, who largely abandon it in between job searches. What’s more, as reported here previously , LinkedIn is the top social network for B2B marketing; 83% of marketers say they prefer to use LinkedIn for distributing B2B content. Image credit: Cox Business.

8 Examples of B2B Businesses Managing Powerful LinkedIn Pages

KoMarketing Associates

There’s no doubt that LinkedIn is one of the most effective social media lead generators for B2B marketers, offering businesses the chance to tell their brand story in a unique and meaningful way. This study found that B2B companies actually get 20 times more engagement on Instagram than on LinkedIn, despite having much smaller audiences on the platform. Ernst and Young. Adobe.

How We Revamped Our LinkedIn Ad Strategy For Full-Funnel Marketing


After seeing the new and more accurate data, we knew that we had to re-think how we used our paid social channels, primarily LinkedIn. This post will walk through how we now use LinkedIn for full-funnel marketing. Building Awareness With LinkedIn Ads. We used to only do top of the funnel ads on LinkedIn. Our LinkedIn marketing is now much more efficient. linkedi

Beyond Clicks And Leads: How To Optimize Your LinkedIn Ads For Revenue


LinkedIn has become one of the most effective B2B marketing channels. In fact, according to a 2015 benchmark report by Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, LinkedIn has been the top social media channel for B2B content distribution for the last three years, edging out Facebook and Twitter. Here at Bizible, LinkedIn is an important part of our marketing channel mix.

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5 Ways to Expand Lead Nurturing Beyond the Inbox

The Point

Email may still be the workhorse in how B2B companies build relationships, maintain awareness, qualify leads and nudge prospects along the sales cycle, but these days, it pays to think about “lead nurturing” as more just an email campaign. The post 5 Ways to Expand Lead Nurturing Beyond the Inbox appeared first on The Point. That’s not because email is going away any time soon.

What Does Success Look Like On LinkedIn Ads? A Close Look At Our Best And Worst Performing LinkedIn Ads


LinkedIn Ads, while appealing in concept, has a lot of B2B marketers confused. Targeting an audience using professional criteria, such as job title or professional skills, while they are also in the right mindset (no cat videos on LinkedIn! But according to the LinkedIn Ads Benchmark Report 2016 , marketers have yet to make up their mind about LinkedIn. Lead Gen is Dead.

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Marketers need to play a stronger sales enablement role on LinkedIn


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. What’s Wrong with the Role Marketers Play on LinkedIn Now…. You can’t!

What is a Marketing-Qualified Lead? What MQL Really Means


Definitions were set, processes were tested, sales and executives bought in across the board, and the panacea of the Lead Marketing Funnel brought peace to all. Marketing Qualified Lead (MQL ). At its simplest, a “marketing qualified lead” is a lead that has met some benchmark(s) that identifies it as having enough potential to warrant attention from your marketing department.

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The Basics of LinkedIn Marketing

Content Standard

Back when it started, LinkedIn was a simple digital Rolodex. LinkedIn is where professionals go to find jobs, learn more about their industries, and research prospective companies. For businesses, LinkedIn is the place to recruit top talent, build partnerships, generate leads, and exercise thought leadership. Why Brands Love LinkedIn. LinkedIn for the Future.

Infographic: 17 Tips for Generating Leads from Social PPC Advertising

The Point

Before you get started, check out this infographic (adapted from an earlier post ) for handy tips on how to make the most from advertising on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Looking to include social media advertising as part of your demand generation mix in the new year? Which social media platform makes most sense for your business? What’s the difference between the various ad formats?

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LinkedIn Purchase Will Spark Brands into Buying Media Companies

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Microsoft acquires LinkedIn. A few weeks back, Microsoft agreed to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner talked about the synergies between the two companies, from scaling MS Office to online training to redefining social selling. Still others believe the move was a data play, while even more have no idea why Microsoft would buy LinkedIn. billion in cash.

7 LinkedIn Marketing Tactics Designed To Boost B2B SEO Performance

KoMarketing Associates

Earlier this year, we highlighted  LinkedIn’s significance on B2B internet marketing initiatives. As a result, B2B marketers need to reassess how their organizations’ LinkedIn strategies can benefit SEO. Here are 7 LinkedIn marketing tactics that can be beneficial to B2B SEO initiatives: Status Updates: Profile and Company. LinkedIn Share Buttons.

Mi6 Roundup: LinkedIn’s Disconnect, Budgets, IoT and Innovation

MI6 Marketing Agency

This Mi6 Round Up asks if there is a disconnect with LinkedIn management and their members and answers the question “how much should I spend on marketing and sales”. Finally, we share great insights from leaders on what it takes to lead in today’s business climate and new ways to innovate using agile methods and teams. What’s LinkedIn’s vision you ask?

New Chapter for the B2B Lead Blog

B2B Lead Generation Blog

You may have noticed the B2B Lead Blog has a new look. Over the next few months, I’ll be starting a business and working on my next book, a sequel to  Lead Generation for the Complex Sale. Back when I started this blog in 2003, I couldn’t find any place where people were sharing ideas related to lead generation and the complex sale. Image credit: PhotoDune.

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5 Really Good Reasons LinkedIn Bought SlideShare

It's All About Revenue

LinkedIn has decided to purchase SlideShare for $119 million in cash and stock. If you’re scratching your head on just why LinkedIn would spend all that dough on SlideShare, let me offer five big reasons. 1. It Makes LinkedIn More Engaging. While LinkedIn started out essentially as the combo of an online resume and rolodex, it’s tried a variety of tactics to make the site itself more sticky by getting people to share content. LinkedIn would love nothing more than to have its members treat it like the Facebook of career-related content. The C-Level Loves It.

Why LinkedIn Is Now Such a Powerful Content Marketing Tool


And then there’s LinkedIn. Previously, only 150 “influencers” had access to the tool, but now any LinkedIn user, rather than trying to drive traffic from his LinkedIn profile to a standalone blog, could cross-post his articles directly to the platform and capitalize on the site’s network effect. LinkedIn members are primed for reading business-related content.