A fascinating “hardcore” B2B social media success

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With many companies now engaged in social media marketing strategies for nearly two years or more, success stories are starting to emerge, even in the difficult marketing world of industrial B2B.

50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)

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Awareness of Twitter has exploded; 87% of Americans said they were “familiar with” Twitter in a poll taken earlier this year, versus just 5% in 2008 and 26% in 2009.

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Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

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How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? Americans spent nearly a quarter of their time online on social networking sites and blogs in 2010, up from 15.8 At its current rate, Twitter will process almost 10 billion tweets in 2010.

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5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

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The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? How about in the B2B space?

17 Compelling and Highly Usable B2B Marketing Statistics

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This is set to reach 12% by 2013 Source : AMR International B2B Online Marketing Assessment and Forecast to 2013 US business-to-business (B2B) advertising and marketing spending will increase by 0.8%

Deconstructing the Four Stages of the Industrial Buy Cycle

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an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas. webinars website design White Paper Marketing whitepapers YouTube Marketing Matters Marketing Matters is our monthly e-newsletter on best practices in industrial and B2B marketing.

Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2010 (So Far)

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Data junkies, stats addicts, web trivia buffs rejoice — here are a deluge of social media, search and other marketing research facts and figures from 50 articles and blog posts published so far in 2010. How do B2B social media marketing practices differ from B2C companies?

7 Strategies for Using Content to Market Industrial Products

Industrial Marketing Today

It is heartening to see that content is at the center of most discussions about the state of B2B marketing today. BTW, it recently won BtoB Magazine’s BtoB Social Media Awards 2010 in the blog category. Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

Can Industrial and B2B Marketers Learn Creative Problem Solving.

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Can Industrial and B2B Marketers Learn Creative Problem Solving from Fifth Graders? What has been your experience in applying creative problem solving to industrial and B2B marketing?

B2B Websites: To Publish Prices, Or Not To Publish…That Is The.

Industrial Marketing Today

I found a series of blog posts on pricing on your website at Dave Jung’s B2B Blog , some of those articles date back to 2006. Why do we need prices on B2B websites? You can see an example of B2B web design prices from my company’s online marketing division’s website.

Content Auditing and Mapping it to the Industrial Buy Cycle

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Most B2B marketers find it relatively easy to create and use content to gain search engine presence. an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas. Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

Variety of Content is the Key in the Early Stages of the.

Industrial Marketing Today

Social media among IT and business buyers of technology rose 50% over last year and finally pushed to majority status; 55% said they use social media as part of the technology buying process in 2009 versus just 37% in 2008. Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

B2B Marketing Summit Shows Old Problems Persist

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MarketingSherpa is known for quality content and I have attended a couple conferences ( I was a speaker at the Email Marketing Summit 2008) and have always thought that the best you get from attending an event like this is more in the form of networking than in content itself.

Using Content to Move Prospects Forward in the Sales Cycle

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5 Things Industrial Marketers Must Do to Attract Engineers and.

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See B2B Websites: To Publish Prices, Or Not To Publish…That Is The Question ) Lesson #4: Sample kits and CAD drawings The easiest and quickest way to sell to the engineering and industrial marketplace is to have your parts and components “designed in.” Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

Focus on Content in B2B Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

Paul Dunay in his blog post, “4 C’s of B2B Marketing” has defined this very nicely. Now, B2B content marketing’s agenda is to educate and inform customers and prospects. How are you using content marketing in your B2B marketing? Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

2 Mistakes that Cause Content Syndication to Fail

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« Increasing Referrals from Clients & Prospects Not Another Article About How to Market During a Recession » One Comment Ardath Albee Posted November 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Permalink Excellent post, Howard – and an important distinction about lead gen vs. sales readiness.

Blogger: Redirecting

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Yes No Home | Features | About | Buzz | Help | Discuss | Language | Developers | Gear Terms of Service | Privacy | Content Policy | Copyright © 1999 – 2010 GooglePush-Button Publishing You're about to be redirected The blog that used to be here is now at [link] Do you wish to be redirected? This blog is not hosted by Blogger and has not been checked for spam, viruses and other forms of malware.

Top 10 Clichés to Avoid in B2B Marketing Content

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Top 10 Clichés to Avoid in B2B Marketing Content by Achinta Mitra on May 18, 2010 in B2B Marketing Collateral , Content Marketing , Industrial Marketing Strategies You can find plenty of clichés used (overused?)

Industrial and B2B Customer Engagement Simplified

Industrial Marketing Today

However, it is not so simple to measure customer engagement in situations with long sales cycles that’s commonplace with manufacturers, sellers of technical products and B2B consultative solution providers. Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

Creating Relevant B2B Marketing Content: Walk the Talk

Industrial Marketing Today

That is pretty much the mantra of B2B content marketing. Personas do matter in B2B content marketing You would be wasting your scarce resources if you pumped out marketing content without first having a clear and complete understanding of the personas of your B2B buyers.

How Relevant Marketing Content Helps B2B Branding

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Yes, GE and Microsoft sell directly to end-users but they are primarily B2B companies. He suggests that B2B marketers take a cue from their B2C counterparts when it comes to increasing brand awareness. What has been your experience with building a B2B or industrial brand?

Blogger: Redirecting

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Yes No Home | Features | About | Buzz | Help | Discuss | Language | Developers | Gear Terms of Service | Privacy | Content Policy | Copyright © 1999 – 2010 GooglePush-Button Publishing You're about to be redirected The blog that used to be here is now at [link] Do you wish to be redirected? This blog is not hosted by Blogger and has not been checked for spam, viruses and other forms of malware.

Top 56 B2B Marketing Posts October 2010

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Great content this month via the B2B Marketing Zone. 50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far) , October 5, 2010 While a dwindling number of business executives still dismiss Twitter as a waste of time, recent research suggests it is one of the most valuable social networks for business. October 10, 2010 I’ve been asked about my perspective on Malcom Gladwell’s article, “ Small change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted.&#

7 “Rs” for B2B Marketing Content Planning

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The instant gratification mindset of B2B content consumers means they’re demanding more content, faster. To get the most from your content, embrace the 7 “R&# s of B2B Marketing Content Planning: Re-use - ideas for content development must be expanded to create multiple assets.

The Disconnect Between B2B Content Marketing and Customer Engagement

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Fifty-six percent of the participants were primarily B2B marketers and the remaining 44% were B2C. That was one of the key findings of the “2010 Lead Generation Marketing ROI Study” by the Lenskold Group. Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

What Not To Do For Better B2B Customer Relationships

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It helps a great deal if you first learn what turns off your B2B customers in order to avoid making simple mistakes that can damage a customer relationship. There is a big difference between what B2B customers say they want and what really drives their purchasing decision.

Social Media and B2B Marketing Do Pair Well

Industrial Marketing Today

Just this week, I received two invaluable reports with charts and graphs to answer many of the questions that B2B marketers have about using social media. Don’t forget to check out Social Media Success Summit 2010. The second report on social media and b2b marketing is from HubSpot.

B2B Lead Generation Using a Business Blog

Industrial Marketing Today

On the other hand, the sales team is probably complaining about the quality of B2B leads generated by your marketing team. The chart below shows the difference between B2C and B2B companies. Clearly B2B marketers can improve their lead generation efforts by using a business blog.

The Role of B2B Marketing is Shifting from Lead Generation to.

Industrial Marketing Today

However, the role of B2B marketers is changing and evolving more into revenue generation. The recently released B2B Marketing Skills Survey jointly done by Genius and BtoB Magazine reveals some new trends and contradicts certain popular beliefs. Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

Survey Finds Growth in Pipelines and Sales Cycles for B2B Lead.

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The top findings I got out of the release were: 47% of the sales professionals reported a slight increase in the size of their B2B pipelines this year as compared to last year. an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas.

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Getting Ripped Off on B2B Web Development and SEO?

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I got an inkling that all was not right in the web development and SEO world in 2008. Then again in January 2010, I requested bids for a client that needed a web site update and ongoing SEO. In 2005 I placed more emphasis on positioning and marketing my B2B CMO for Hire services.

Is Sunday the New Tuesday for Email Marketing?

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An AOL survey in 2008 found that 62% of people check work email on the weekends. was posted at Modern B2B Marketing - Marketo Best Practices Blog. | [link]. Tags: Email Marketing Testing b2b marketing email best practices Modern B2B Marketing There have always been “rules” around what day you should send email marketing messages. I’ve heard numerous timing strategies that all make logical arguments for their method.

2010 B2B Marketing Budgets and Mix Trends Research

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Reviewing this year's survey results I was surprised that, while B2B marketers experimented enthusiastically with social networking sites (Facebook, LinkedIn) and microblogging (Twitter), social media have yet to create budgetary or business impacts on the marketing mix. Here are some of the more interesting things found in the January, 2010 survey: 1) Social media became the hot new marketing tool. 3) B2B marketers clung to unimaginative spending habits.

How to Use a B2B Blog to Win Customers and Influence Prospects

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As a B2B marketer, we want to reach our ideal prospects and communicate with customers to maintain top-of-mind awareness throughout their buying cycle. A B2B blog is the perfect online tool to accomplish that. Are you using a blog as part of your B2B marketing?

Top 60 B2B Marketing Posts and Hottest Topics November 2010

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Really great content around B2B Marketing again this month. Ten reasons to blog – even if nobody reads it - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , November 7, 2010 Building an engaged community through a business blog can be extremely difficult — sometimes impossible. The survey generated over 270 responses from B2B marketers - and the results are in! Twitter for B2B Marketing - MI6 Marketing Agency , November 18, 2010 Author: Chris Herbert.

Social Media Budget Ratio in B2B Marketing

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The question is – What is the appropriate level of budget to support social media for a B2B company? First was the post on the Media Budget Ratio (MBR) for a B2B company.

Best Day to Send B2B Email Marketing Campaigns

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As a B2B marketing consultant, I’m often asked what day of the week is the best day to send promotional email. In earlier days of B2B email campaigns, the school of thought was that the best days were Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday. Tweet.