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Social media strategy for B2B: what’s required and what’s optional

Chris Koch

But the mistake I think many companies make is assuming that if there is no reason for actively marketing the company through social media then there is no reason to invest in a social media strategy. Here’s why: In marketing, we have a traditional bias towards being active. We could control the public conversation because our audience had few public outlets for giving or receiving information. But moving from stage 3 to 4 is moving from passive to active participation.

Social media strategy for B2B: what’s required and what’s optional

Chris Koch

But the mistake I think many companies make is assuming that if there is no reason for actively marketing the company through social media then there is no reason to invest in a social media strategy. Here’s why: In marketing, we have a traditional bias towards being active. We could control the public conversation because our audience had few public outlets for giving or receiving information. But moving from stage 3 to 4 is moving from passive to active participation.

Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market

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Home Forrester Research « I was recently briefed by | Main | Going Corporate » August 26, 2008 Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market [Posted by Laura Ramos ] In a recent survey of over 2100 IT professionals who buy or recommend telecom and networking solutions, we found buyers turn to peers and colleagues first, followed by vendor, industry trade, or professional Web sites, to inform their purchase decisions.