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Why are so many B2B websites… boring?

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Join us for our latest Twitter chat where we’ll discuss these questions and more. “ I’ve worked with several website designs and website redesigns over the years, and one thing that always strikes me about B2B sites is how much they all look the same. With a few exceptions, you’ll most often find a polished, sterile, brochure-like presence which is sure to appease the discerning B2B buyer. But is this what is really needed?

Social Media and Email: Two Separate Worlds? #B2Bchat

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Join other B2B marketers for a lively Twitter chat on Thursday, September 8 (5 p.m. Email marketing and social media marketing – two core marketing channels – were born approximately a decade apart. And among most B2B marketing organizations, social media and email are still handled as two separate entities. Chris Hosford, in his recent article in BtoB Magazine, points out that social and email interactions depend on each other much more than is commonly acknowledged.

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Blogging in the Social Media Ecosystem

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Do your Twitter and Facebook followers read your blog? We’d like to hear from you in our upcoming live Twitter chat, June 23, 2011. Follow the #B2Bchat Twitter stream starting at 5:00 p.m. Should your blog content feed into your social channels, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn?

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Balancing the Demand Equation: a Twitter Chat with Adam Needles on his new book

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b2b marketing #B2Bchat Adam Needles Balancing the Demand Equation book review demand generation twitterThere’s a brand new book that’s making waves in the B2B marketing community. Balancing the Demand Equation, by Adam Needles, addresses the strategy and tactics needed to succeed in modern business to business demand gen.

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and Twitter followers. B2B Marketing.

How to Demonstrate the ROI of Social Media

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Tune in to #B2Bchat on Twitter: Thursday, April 12 at 5:00 p.m. As social media marketing matures from “something we have to do”, to “something we have to do well”, the question of social media ROI begins to rear its ugly head.

Predicting Twitter’s Success in 2006

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Twitter Feasibilty Study Excerpt (2006) from 747 Media on Vimeo. When did you first hear of Twitter? The 20-somethings that were interviewed as part of a study by 747 Media were able to assess the power of Twitter quite accurately, even though they had never used it.

To Follow Or Not To Follow: That is the Question on Twitter

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How do you decide whether or not to follow someone back on Twitter? I fielded the question on Twitter and here are some of the responses I got. Take a look at your newest followers in Twitter and decide who to follow back. Interests of the Twitterer.

Do You Ping.fm?

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Twitter. There are other services, such as the popular Twitter client Hootsuite, that allow you to post to the biggest social networks. socialmedia tools twitter How many social media sites do you update on a regular basis?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

and Twitter followers. B2B Marketing.

Lead Scoring Best Practices

Marketing Finger

In a recent episode of the weekly #B2Bchat on Twitter, we dug into questions surrounding lead scoring. More and more B2B marketers are turning to lead scoring as a way of optimizing lead management.

The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

While Facebook is far and away the largest social network, when it comes to driving B2B website traffic and brand visibility, Twitter and LinkedIn are tops. Twitter’s key strength is in driving traffic to informative online content including news and blogs. (It’s

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The ROI of Twitter, Explained

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Twitter is a mystery to many. You see, to really understand your return on Twitter, you might have to put away your spreadsheet … and that freaks a lot of people out. I have a friend in The Netherlands who I discovered through Twitter — Kitty Kilian.

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Do I need two Twitter accounts?

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Do I need to have two Twitter accounts?” What is the proper balance between personal and professional outreach on Twitter? By trying to force-fit old “broadcast” media thinking into this new platform they are sub-optimizing Twitter at best and hurting their brand at worst.

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and Twitter followers. B2B Marketing.

Introducing Twitter Polls

MI6 Marketing Agency

On October 21st, Todd Sherman, a product manager at Twitter, announced the roll out of Twitter polls which is another signal that Twitter is back on track when it comes to product innovation. Here’s what you need to know about Twitter polls.

The Time for Twitter is NOW

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Are you using Twitter for your business? Maybe the time for Twitter is now if you consider some of the trends on this popular social media platform: Twitter has momentum. It appears that Twitter is preparing a “buy now” button. Christel Quek of Twitter.

The Twitter strategy shift and what it means to you and your business

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Twitter is at a crossroads … and it might be leading down a controversial new path. Let’s look at a recent revelation about a possible Twitter strategy shift and what it could mean to you and your business. I mentioned that Twitter strategy is at a crossroads.

B2B Marketing: Top 100 Twitter Influencers

Onalytica B2B

We match the proportional usage of nouns in your content against an aggregate of what an influencer has posted on Twitter over the past 12 months to return the most relevant influencers. Top 100 B2B Marketing Twitter Influencers. Twitter Handle.

The Future of Twitter

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Twitter is at a crossroads. A bastion for free speech, how will Twitter react when Wall Street pushes back on controversial content? Twitter is also in the middle of placing a bold bet on becoming the go-to “ second screen ” for television viewing.

The 10 Don’ts of Twitter for B2B Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

Twitter has transformed the way that B2B marketers communicate with their target audiences by providing another place to engage, address questions, and emphasize what they stand for. Why is it so important to avoid Twitter bad practices?

10 reasons why Twitter is content marketing’s best friend

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Twitter is much more than “what I had for breakfast.” ” But seriously, Twitter is an essential component of any content marketing strategy, which might seem surprising since we are pretty limited with what we can accomplish in 140 characters, right?

The essential guide to building your business through Twitter search

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. Many business professionals believe the Twitter search function is the most powerful tool for marketing insight ever created. But if you search Twitter, the results are real-time conversations. This is your ideal Twitter community, right? I use the Twitter advanced.

How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips

Webbiquity

From humble beginnings, Twitter has grown to become an indispensable source for online news alerts as well as a vital marketing tool. The microblogging site now boasts more than 255 million monthly active users , and 53% of Twitter users recommend products in their tweets at some time.

The Top #Nifty50 Women Writers on Twitter for 2013

Webbiquity

Each year, the #Nifty50 awards honor 50 men and 50 women who actively engage on Twitter. In 2012, the #Nifty50 recognized the top men and women on Twitter in the technology realm. and who actively engage on Twitter.

This is why you must use Twitter

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If you’re like me, you probably hated Twitter when you first tried it. If I told you Twitter helped keep you safe, would you believe it? As the fierce winds arrived, we lost power and all communication … except for Twitter.

10 Reasons Twitter is essential to your content marketing plan

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10 Reasons Why Twitter is Content Marketing’s Best Friend from Mark Schaefer I gave a rousing talk about Twitter and its essential role in marketing at the recent Content Marketing World event. Plus I''m on Twitter more than other social.

Here’s why 100,000 people unfollowed me on Twitter

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The other day, I was cleaning up my Twitter account and clicked on an analytics button that I had not used before. I currently have about 60,000 people following me on Twitter, all of them are real people to the best of my knowledge.

The Twitter Book that changed everything

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I have been working in business for 30 years and I’ve had a lot of great accomplishments but when I reach the twilight of my career, what people may remember me for is a little Twitter book I wrote in 2011. What does Twitter mean today? What does Twitter mean today?

7 Reasons to Start Your Own Twitter Chat TODAY!

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What is a Twitter Chat ? To me, I like to think a Twitter Chat is like having a discussion over coffee, only online. On Twitter, however, it WORKS ! Twitter Chat is just too powerful to ignore! Today, more companies are realizing the power of Twitter Chats.

Who Owns Twitter (Marketing or Sales)?

NuSpark

For anyone who really loves social media, there’s simply no substitute for Twitter. Twitter is a very good place for advertising (as long as you understand the market), but I think the platform’s real value comes from its potential as a relationship-building medium.

10 Ways to Say “Thank You” on Twitter

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A few weeks ago I was surprised to find that one of the most influential bloggers on the social web replied to me on Twitter to say “thank you” after I had shared one of his posts. Let’s be honest: people don’t say “thanks” very often on Twitter.

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. Many marketers recognize Twitter’s usefulness for engagement and brand awareness. B2B marketers who use Twitter generate twice as many leads as those who don’t.

The wrong place for a Twitter feed

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I would guess at least 50 percent of the websites and blogs I come across feature a widget displaying a real-time Twitter feed. Done correctly, Twitter is lively, personal and human. Of course if your Twitter stream is simply company links and press releases you’re safe.

29 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Infographics of 2013

Webbiquity

Twitter became a publicly traded company on November 7 and saw the price of its shares climb 73% on the first day of trading. Does anyone still thing Twitter is for the birds? What are the best ways to drive website or blog traffic with Twitter? Utilize Twitter advertising?

The Ultimate Twitter Profile [Infographic]

Vertical Response

Whether you’re the cream of engagement crop on Twitter , or just getting started, knowing how to put your best tweets forward is essential for social media growth. But crafting retweet-worthy content isn’t the only key to unlocking the kingdom of Twitter engagement.

Has your Twitter engagement recently dropped?

Biznology

In the last couple weeks, the notifications I have been receiving via my @chrisabraham Twitter handle have plummeted. So, I did some searching and it looks like either Twitter or I had changed some settings on the account. The post Has your Twitter engagement recently dropped?

The implications for PR if Twitter goes away

Biznology

The reports of Twitter’s death have been greatly exaggerated — but what if they’re not? Personally, I feel like PR people might be happy when Twitter finally gives up its ghost or falls into disuse. The truth is, everyone does advertising better than Twitter.

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The future of Twitter is as a protected essential public utility

Biznology

Sally sent me a series of questions about what I think the the future of Twitter will be in light of a fourth quarter revenue miss based on analysts’ expectation. SF: What’s your take on the future of Twitter? CA: Twitter isn’t going anywhere.