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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. A survey showed 65% regarded the social web as a “distracting waste of time&#.

10 B2B Social Media Case Studies and Examples

Social Media B2B

As we have learned by writing posts for this site, people are interested in examples of what other B2B companies large and small are doing with social media. It is easier to justify your plans to clients and supervisors by showing successes that other companies have had. UPS launches a B2B social media marketing campaign. from Social Media Influence. How Social Media Helped Cisco Shave $100,000+ Off a Product Launch.

Translate Features into Benefits if You Want Your Marketing.

Industrial Marketing Today

2 comments… read them below or add one } DCaledonia July 8, 2010 at 9:10 am I had heard and read a lot about putting benefits above features but wasn’t sure how to do it. Achinta Mitra July 9, 2010 at 10:32 am I’m glad you found my post helpful.

Ford Has Social Media Personality and its Scott Monty, Plus the Mustang

Marketing Edge

Social media continues to work its way around the innovative companies in the Fortune 500. Ford is laying out a great social media plan for the introduction of the 2010 Mustang model. Monty also authors the Social Media Marketing blog.

Social Media with Email Marketing – is it the Super Combo?

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Social Media with Email Marketing – is it the Super Combo? Can we deliver a powerful 1-2 punch by combining social media and email marketing? Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

7 Strategies for Using Content to Market Industrial Products

Industrial Marketing Today

Community/Customer forums – forums have been around a lot longer than social media and have proven to very effective for engaging the engineering community. BTW, it recently won BtoB Magazine’s BtoB Social Media Awards 2010 in the blog category.

Have Digital Marketing and Social Media Killed the Industrial.

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Have Digital Marketing and Social Media Killed the Industrial Sales Job? And digital marketing and social media are as disruptive as they come. Great pointers on what not to do with social media.

Content Auditing and Mapping it to the Industrial Buy Cycle

Industrial Marketing Today

While conversion may be the ultimate goal, building trust, increasing awareness, improving the company’s reputation, expertise and credibility and encouraging social sharing are all worthy content marketing goals too. Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

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

Industrial Marketing Today

You should spend considerable amount of time in planning your strategy for effective lead scoring. Source: Frost & Sullivan ) Peer referrals: This is primarily social media marketing or the online version of word of mouth marketing (WOM). Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

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

Industrial Marketing Today

Source: CMP (now United Business Media ) Electronics Group’s Global Media Usage Study, 2006) 74% industrial buyers went looking for prices but only 23% of manufacturers published them on their website. Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

Can Industrial and B2B Marketers Learn Creative Problem Solving.

Industrial Marketing Today

by Achinta Mitra on July 20, 2010 in B2B Marketing Collateral , Content Marketing , Industrial Marketing Strategies , Integrated Industrial Marketing , Sales Strategies To be successful in industrial and B2B marketing, one has to engage with prospects and customers in a meaningful manner.

Using Content to Move Prospects Forward in the Sales Cycle

Industrial Marketing Today

Search This Site Browse Industrial Marketing Topics B2B E-Mail Marketing B2B Lead Generation B2B Marketing Collateral B2B Marketing Videos B2B Media Planning Content Marketing Industrial Marketing & Web 2.0 Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

5 Things Industrial Marketers Must Do to Attract Engineers and.

Industrial Marketing Today

Search This Site Browse Industrial Marketing Topics B2B E-Mail Marketing B2B Lead Generation B2B Marketing Collateral B2B Marketing Videos B2B Media Planning Content Marketing Industrial Marketing & Web 2.0 Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

Focus on Content in B2B Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

However, to be successful with social media, you have to provide real value and that usually comes from great content. Junta42 reported that for the third straight year, marketers are planning to spend significantly more on their content marketing efforts.

Top 56 B2B Marketing Posts October 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

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. 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. Social media and leadership.

Old Tweets, New Twitter and B2B

Social Media B2B

Twitter continues to grow and be an integral part of B2B social media plans. For example, Topsy lets you search all the way back to May, 2008. Tags: Social Networks Twitter Hubspot Marketing Profs mashable sazbean Tweetsmarter Yesterday I tweeted a link to a post about searching for old tweets and it really struck a chord with a lot of people.

The Twofold Benefit of Optimizing Marketing Content

Industrial Marketing Today

Keep in mind your marketing content may exist in various forms and formats; company website, blog, email campaigns, press releases, marketing collateral and social networks. Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

Top 60 B2B Marketing Posts and Hottest Topics November 2010

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Here’s what the social signals said was the best content and the hottest topics. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. 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. Twitter for B2B Marketing - MI6 Marketing Agency , November 18, 2010 Author: Chris Herbert.

A Blogging Style to Call Your Own

Industrial Marketing Today

Leave a Comment Previous post: Focus on Content in B2B Marketing Next post: 7 “Rs&# for B2B Marketing Content Planning FREE Marketing Guides Engineers Can Sell™ White Paper: Most people are skeptical about associating engineers with sales. Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

Generating More “Educated Leads” on a Small Budget

Industrial Marketing Today

Leave a Comment Previous post: Social Media and B2B Marketing Do Pair Well Next post: The Distribution Trap – How Innovations Become Commodities FREE Marketing Guides Engineers Can Sell™ White Paper: Most people are skeptical about associating engineers with sales.

Top 10 Clichés to Avoid in B2B Marketing Content

Industrial Marketing Today

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?)

The Distribution Trap – How Innovations Become Commodities

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website The Distribution Trap – How Innovations Become Commodities by Achinta Mitra on April 22, 2010 in Industrial Marketing Strategies , Sales Strategies I read an eye-opening article by Andrew R.

Optimizing Your WordPress Business Blog

Industrial Marketing Today

Search This Site Browse Industrial Marketing Topics B2B E-Mail Marketing B2B Lead Generation B2B Marketing Collateral B2B Marketing Videos B2B Media Planning Content Marketing Industrial Marketing & Web 2.0 Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

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Creating Relevant B2B Marketing Content: Walk the Talk

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Leave a Comment Previous post: Successful Industrial Websites Require Part DiY and Part Professional Help Next post: Social Media with Email Marketing – is it the Super Combo? Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

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Successful Industrial Websites Require Part DiY and Part.

Industrial Marketing Today

Search This Site Browse Industrial Marketing Topics B2B E-Mail Marketing B2B Lead Generation B2B Marketing Collateral B2B Marketing Videos B2B Media Planning Content Marketing Industrial Marketing & Web 2.0 Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

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

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He also said, “Use of information from social media sources and web mining is growing as sales professionals are looking to leverage every piece of intelligence they can find to help progress deals.&# Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

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Industrial and B2B Customer Engagement Simplified

Industrial Marketing Today

With the rising popularity of social media in B2B marketing, it is now more a method of tracking your friends or fans on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to add Google Analytics to your Facebook Fan Page from the Social Media Examiner.

High-Performance Email Marketing for Attracting and Engaging.

Industrial Marketing Today

Social Media with Email Marketing – is it the Super Combo? Leave a Comment Previous post: Have Digital Marketing and Social Media Killed the Industrial Sales Job? Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

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

Industrial Marketing Today

Despite all the hype surrounding social media in B2B marketing, 50% of the marketers said they didn’t blog, 49% don’t use Twitter and 25% don’t use LinkedIn. Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

Is Content Curation an Easy Way for Content Marketers to Do More.

Industrial Marketing Today

by Achinta Mitra on July 14, 2010 in B2B Marketing Collateral , Content Marketing , Industrial Marketing Strategies , Integrated Industrial Marketing Even though “content curation” is not a common phrase, there’s plenty of discussion to be found on the Internet.

Is Your Industrial Website Still Just a Business Card?

Industrial Marketing Today

by Achinta Mitra on August 24, 2010 in B2B Lead Generation , Industrial Websites , Website Design & Development Unless you’ve been on a very long sabbatical from industrial and manufacturing marketing, you very well know that your website should be the hub of your online marketing.

The Disconnect Between B2B Content Marketing and Customer Engagement

Industrial Marketing Today

That was one of the key findings of the “2010 Lead Generation Marketing ROI Study” by the Lenskold Group. Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

How Relevant Marketing Content Helps B2B Branding

Industrial Marketing Today

In the Needs Awareness and Research stages (the first two stages of the industrial buying cycle ), buyers use a broad array of sources, including social media, webinars, e-newsletters, Google, Bing, Yahoo and vertical search engines like thomasnet.com and globalsepc.com.

What Not To Do For Better B2B Customer Relationships

Industrial Marketing Today

Have Digital Marketing and Social Media Killed the Industrial Sales Job? 2 comments… read them below or add one } Bruce Rasmussen July 2, 2010 at 4:59 am The importance of the sales experience is reinforced by the Integrated Sales Executive Council.

Don't Count on Marketing Automation to Solve All Your Lead.

Industrial Marketing Today

2 comments… read them below or add one } Eric Goldman July 18, 2010 at 11:22 am Achinta; This is a great article – thanks for posting it! As with any Process, the best way to design one is to follow the path of Continuous Process Improvements: Think, Plan, Do, Measure and Repeat.

Shortening the Industrial Buy Cycle in 5 Simple Steps

Industrial Marketing Today

Pay attention to the terminology and words your target audience uses when they discuss their problems on social media, forums and blogs. Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

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

Industrial Marketing Today

Use other marketing tactics like article marketing, press releases, forum commenting, social bookmarking and networking to generate high quality traffic to your business blog. This is “social proof” and is how you begin to build a community around your business blog.