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How do younger B2B buyers act differently to older B2B buyers?

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Older buyers are world-weary, politically incorrect and dismissive of social media. Younger buyers are excitable, naive and generally puppy-like. Maybe. But the Buyersphere 2015 Report gives us the facts

Have we reached the tipping point for B2B social media?

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And there is now evidence to believe that B2B social media has reached a tipping point. Every year we ask the question. But now more than ever, we need to exercise caution

What have we learned from the B2B Social Media Debate?

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The publication of the 2013 Buyersphere Report has rekindled the debate over the value of social media in B2B - read an overview of opinion posted online

Emotions and B2B Campaigns

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Why is it that consumer goods seem to gain traction with such ease on social media? What makes us perceive these campaigns as more successful and creative

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. social media. media, alignment with sales, collaboration, metrics and more, from 25 top influencers. B2B Marketing.

Social Media: Are B2B Buyers Really Using It?

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Look beyond the hype – are B2B buyers really using social media? And we don’t need social media gurus, online thought leaders or Klout-accredited opinion peddlers to tell us what they think. Which social media channels they used most often. Which of those social media channels they actually found useful. The answers are here. We asked. Download Report here.

The Key To Social Selling: Be Nice

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Some of the nicest business people on social media also happen to be some of the most successful. I always thought this was pure coincidence but a recent post by Eric Tung suggests that it is more than that

Social Media: Are B2B Buyers Really Using It?

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Look beyond the hype – are B2B buyers really using social media? The answers are here

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The age of Social Media. Literally.

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I took part in a pub last week, where my team finished a very respectable joint second. Given that there was a prize for placing so high (a £25 bar tab), but not for third, a tie-breaker was required

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. social media. media, alignment with sales, collaboration, metrics and more, from 25 top influencers. B2B Marketing.

The 3 big social media questions

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I have been looking for a way to distil the essence of social media marketing for B2B and, over the course of a number of conversations with clients, it has become clear that there are just 3 things a B2B organization needs if it is going to have a strong, useful presence on the social web. Sometimes, it’s good to return to the basics. Just three.

Is it social media or just multimedia?

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As you know, good examples of B2B social media marketing are thin on the ground at the moment. And they are all the harder to find when many B2B companies seem to confuse social media with multimedia. You know the kind of thing: people who believe that posting a few corporate videos to YouTube counts as 'social media marketing'.

Good old-fashioned direct mail + social media = wow!

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Social media marketing is new and exciting. Tags: Brand Communications brand communications direct marketing social media Direct mail is outdated and dull. An easy conclusion to reach these days, but wrong.

Who is the social media voice for your business?

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You don't often hear phrases like "305% ROI" attached to discussions about social media, so I was delighted to read, via Kipp Bodnar , about Forrester's recent research into "live chat" as a sales tool. Tags: Beyond Brand Communications Interactive Twitter branding buyersphere social media

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. social media. media, alignment with sales, collaboration, metrics and more, from 25 top influencers. B2B Marketing.

The silver lining of the B2B media buying cloud

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Right now, B2B media owners have got it tough. Luckily for you, you are probably not a media owner. There are opportunities for media buyers - you just have to look closely. No point pretending otherwise. Ad revenue is down, publications are suffering, and many ad sales people are fearing for their jobs.

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Turning the B2B world inside-out. Or is it outside-in?

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Twitter and B2B: don't be fooled by the silent majority

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If you are thinking of using Twitter - or social media in general - in your marketing, you need to know how it can serve you. Tags: Beyond Brand Communications Interactive buyersphere social media social networking socialmedia twitter Apparently, 90% of Twitter traffic is created by just 10% of users. The sub-text here is clear: Twitter is mainly spam.

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Capture the data. Release the goodwill.

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Myth measurement: what you really need to know about your advertising

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With media budgets shrinking across the board, it has become even more important to justify every penny spent. In the new era of accountability responsibility and state-authorised bonuses everyone is trying to measure everything. Most of the time, this is a justification of activity, inactivity, existence or jobs. And all this is beautifully packaged as "analytics". - Measurement v money.

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A stronger, fitter brand in just 3 minutes?

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A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post that postulated the three fundamental questions that a B2B company needed to answer if it was to succeed in social media. Normal.dotm. Base One. 12.0. false. 18 pt. 18 pt. false. false. false. Yes - your B2B brand can be stronger, fitter and altogether more gorgeous. And it takes just a few minutes. Forget the detail, just look at the topline.

Twitter, Common Decency and the Corinthian Spirit

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The Biggest Cocktail Party In The World.

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Someone once described social media as ‘the biggest cocktail party in the world’ For me, this description tells us less about what it is and more how we should all behave once we’re there. Having seen the subject of etiquette spring up time and time again recently online, I thought it was maybe time for a quick summary. Ignore the etiquette and no one will talk to you.

Let your people go: the great social media in the workplace debate

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Understanding Generational Social Media Preferences

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I’m starting to wonder if marketers are too caught up with millennials to really think about generational nuances on social media. I’ll unpack the most important stats here to underscore the generational nuances every social media marketer should know. Personalities of the social web social media Social Media best practices Social Media Strategy baby boomers Brooke B.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

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Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. 71% say they are likely to purchase an item based on social media referrals; in fact, consumers report that social media plays almost as big a role in purchasing decisions as does television. Showcase reviews: BuzzBlogger, Social Media Today.

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115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]

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It’s something that you use almost every day, but how much do you really know about social media? Social Media Is The New Newspaper. Did you know that Reddit is the most popular social media platform as a source of news? Younger people are more likely to be making the change to news on social media. Guest post by Josh Wardini. It is. You’re Hired.

Healthcare needs social media influencers and influence

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Our campaigns didn’t include products, but were earned media informational campaigns: information on how to prevent HAIs, about handwashing, issues with call phones, with neckties, with the curtains separating beds and even the evil doorknob. The post Healthcare needs social media influencers and influence appeared first on Biznology. Tens of thousands. Like this post?

Social media strategy leaders: Sarah Nilson

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Welcome to the next post in a series celebrating leaders in social media strategy. With a background in communications and public relations, Sarah has been at QuintilesIMS for almost three years now in several roles touching social media. Can you please share what brought you to where you are now, a social media leader in the healthcare industry? Welcome Sarah! Merger campaign.

Social Media Explained. Really.

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With every client I meet, every class I teach, and every speech I give, there is always a group of people who desperately need to understand social media marketing but don’t have the time to do it. If you are thinking to yourself, “This world does NOT need another social media book,” you’re partially correct. But this is not just another social media book.

3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

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Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR. However, most of what’s written about social media functionality on a professional level tends to be focused on businesses that work directly with consumers (B2C) rather than B2B enterprises. Here are three tips for using social media more effectively in your B2B marketing.

The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools

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Monitoring and managing even a moderately active business social media presence can be time-consuming. The number of people using social media continues to grow, usage is increasing, and more networks require attention. Add multiple companies (as an agency or social media consultant may manage) and it borders on overwhelming. 26: The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools. #27:

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47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

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Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 Social media now plays almost as large a role in purchasing decisions as does TV, and 57% of consumers say they’re influenced to think more highly of business after seeing positive comments or praise online. 70% of the U.S.

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How to Get More Leads From Social Media

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What’s your impression of how hard it is to generate leads on social media? My impression used to be that social media lead generation is unusually hard—much harder than content marketing. But in a recent survey of marketers from Ascend2 , content marketing actually surpassed social media in terms of difficulty. And today even generating leads from social media is no longer impossible. There was a time, just a few years ago, that lead-gen efforts on social media were kinda … disappointing. How we track and measure and publish on social media has improved.

The Future of Social Media

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The post The Future of Social Media appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social MediaSocial networks are becoming more and more popular. In 2016, about 70% of Internet users are social network users and these figures are expected to grow. A few years ago, we were happy to get likes from friends and relatives; today, we share tips and skills, promote services and buy goods, etc.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

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Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results. What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of? Social Media Marketing Guides.

Why it takes so long to achieve social media success

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If you’re impatient, social media is probably the wrong marketing channel for you. This is data from the recent research released by Social Media Examiner. Let’s take a close look at what we can learn from the feedback provided by these active social media marketers. Social media success takes time. But social media connections are weak relational links.

The new standards for strategy and social media success

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I was recently interviewed for an international business magazine and offered my views of digital marketing transformation, social media success and the skills needed to succeed today. Is the organization ready for a public social media presence? They can surround themselves with people who can set up a social media account or create Facebook ads, for example. It doesn’t.

The first step in social media marketing is not social media

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“I’m kind of overwhelmed,” he wrote me, “I’m trying to get a social media program going and I really don’t know where to start.” Shouldn’t I dive into social media for them? Sometimes the first step in social media marketing … is NOT social media! Social media marketing doesn’t start with social media.