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Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business

Webbiquity

Though business use of social media is rapidly increasing, many executives remain skeptical of its value. Rather than trying to force the proverbial square peg into a round hole by using social media in ways it’s not effective, take a broader view of the business benefits it offers.

The State of the Blogosphere 2010

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The State of the Blogosphere 2010 Since 2004, Technorati has published its annual State of the Blogosphere report. A strong contingent of bloggers also state the sharing views and observations results in the attraction of new business and clientele.

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

Webbiquity

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. 51% of active Twitter users follow companies, brands or products on social networks.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

How do social media marketing strategies in small businesses differ from those in larger enterprises? Americans spent nearly a quarter of their time online on social networking sites and blogs in 2010, up from 15.8 More than 700,000 local businesses have active Pages on Facebook.

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33 (of the) Best Marketing Strategy Guides and Insights of 2010

Webbiquity

As we shift resources from traditional outbound marketing to inbound attraction marketing, how should we (re)organize to support that? Big Ed’s Top 10 B2B Marketing Trends For 2010 by Marketing-Gimbal. 2010: Social Network Advertising and Marketing Outlook by Brian Solis.

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Social Media and the Case for Marketing Optimism

B2B Marketing Insider

In companies across the world, social “experts&# are rising up and taking new positions like “Community Manager&# and “Social Strategist&#. They are the greatest untapped resource in B2B companies.

Top 56 B2B Marketing Posts for September 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

Best of B2B Marketing for September 2010. Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far) - Webbiquity , September 1, 2010 Social media has fundamentally altered the practice of public relations. Social media and the big conversation “fail” - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , September 26, 2010 I am feeling sad and a bit ashamed of myself. Your company is managed according. B2B Voices , September 1, 2010 Image via CrunchBase. Business (299).

Best Website Design Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity

Jacob Gube presents 15 examples of creative and unique ways that organizations have integrated Twitter feeds on their websites, plus five resources to help display a Tweet feed on any site. 5 Things That Websites Need in 2010!

Report: Blogs Are An Important Part Of The Marketing Mix

B2B Marketing Insider

For the self-employed, blogging is a means to attract new business and new clients to their business, whereas “hobbyists&# are simply looking for “personal satisfaction.&# The event is part of a series sponsored by the Social Media Business Council.

The New Marketing Accountability

B2B Marketing Insider

But trust me, aside from those examples, I am 100% with you on showing results and making sure EVERY marketing program has a sound business case or ROI. This also brings marketers into the dicussion around real value created for the organization.

Marketing, Death and Taxes

B2B Marketing Insider

And then there are truly strategic plans that will move our organizations forward. Two recent articles on Harvard Business Review offer some great advice. It means allowing as many employees in our companies to interact with our customers as real people.

11 Myths of Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity

Though social media marketing is rapidly advancing in terms of adoption and sophistication, many marketers and business executives still struggle with it. Social media marketing doesn’t apply to my business.

Case study: Small business content marketing success

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

When I started Pet Sitters Ireland back in 2010 it was really just a way for my husband and I to solve our own pet care needs. When we started the business, we thought traditional marketing methods would bring in customers. And in the first year of business we attracted 40 customers.

The 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today

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But, if you want to organize and harvest the tweets about your posts, this is the plug-in you want. for whatever search terms are important to you and your business. Sheesh, you are busy.

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15 things marketers should stop doing and thinking in 2011

Chris Koch

Companies have a long and pointless history of resisting new forms of communication. From Facebook to email to putting telephones on employees’ desks (remember, the telephone started as a “consumer” communication technology, too), companies think that every new wave is going to lead to gajillions in lost productivity. Guess what companies, people wasted time at work long before Facebook came along. If the company is well managed, people who waste time will get fired.

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55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. 500 companies now call social media “very&# or “somewhat&# important to their marketing or business strategy.

How social media is changing what brands stand for

Biznology

Smart companies welcomed this digital connection opportunity to more fully engage customers and strengthen their bond with them. Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick , dismissed himself from President Trump’s business advisory council after consumers started a movement to delete their app.

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Is The White Paper Dead for B2B Marketing?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In place of a white paper, B2B companies need to create a topic micro site – i.e., a site focused on a single topic and providing a wide range of educational content and interactivity that a white paper alone just can’t provide. s Social Media in Business study found.

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How to Calculate Social Marketing ROI

Paul Gillin

This is a draft of chapter 10 of Social Marketing to the Business Customer by Paul Gillin and Eric Schwartzman. They do assume that a company has a rich set of historical data to work with, which is often not the case. any company, regardless of the financial impact.

15 best Big Data companies and why they stand out

Biznology

Only 18% of companies believe they have the skills necessary to gather and use insights effectively. Only 19% of companies are confident that their insights-gathering processes contribute directly to sales effectiveness. It’s what organizations do with the data that matters.

Marketing Automation Trends for 2010

LeadSloth

In this post I want to focus on the trends in Marketing Automation for 2010. 3) It’s all about the buyer now, so why are you still writing about “my company this, my company that&# ? (4) In 2010 you’ll start to hear about marketing methods. At Marketbright, we believe Agile Marketing will emerge as a popular methodology so marketing professionals can adapt and survive in 2010. Manticore Technology wishes you a full-funnel in 2010.

Get the Most Out of Twitter Hashtags

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media MARKETING Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS OpenX Rackspace Hosting ConVerdge Communities About Us Submit a Tip! The best way to utilize them is when you need to organize information.

B2B Market Segmentation – Part 2: How to Approach Segmentation

Everything Technology Marketing

The biggest segmentation error that people make is to start with the "who" or "what" and segmenting the market using criteria such as industry verticals, company size or geography and other dimensions because this data is easy to gather. Or what really drives value in a certain organization?

Best Content Marketing Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity

It enhances your organization’s image (e.g., How to Take Advantage of the New B2B Buying Behavior by Fast Company. Companies can better capitalize on these investments by reworking, repackaging and re-using white paper content in different formats.

The End of ‘Social Media’

Paul Gillin

Think of how that changes his business. Companies that don’t provide significant value will struggle to survive. Businesses will need to empower all their employees with much more information and education because customer will no longer tolerate “I’ll have to speak to my supervisor.” Organizations will flatten and fragment because vertical hierarchies move too slowly. Corporations will divest non-strategic businesses because slimmer profit margins won’t support them.

12 Social Media Tools for B2B Pre-Event Marketing

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Whether it’s a webinar or a multi-day conference, leveraging social media can help event organizers extend an event’s visibility, attendance and pre-event conversations. Here’s a good guide from Mashable on How To: Organize an Event on Facebook.

Best SEO Guides, Tips and Resources of 2010

Webbiquity

Ranking well in organic search results becomes more imperative every day, particularly in the B2B world. Google Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide 2010- Plain Speak on SEO by WorkingPoint. The Business Of Burying Internet Search Results by NPR.

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Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity

Web presence optimization (WPO)—using tactics like SEO, PPC, online PR, social media, content marketing and reputation management in a coordinated fashion to maximize your online visibility and business results—is the core theme of this blog.

How to use social media for B2B

Chris Koch

First, here’s what we do as part of monitoring: Track conversations about your company. You need to know what’s being said about your company online. Trouble is, we’re finding in our research that most companies stop here. Image by HubSpot via Flickr.

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Digital marketing is gaining traction in a number of industries, and business-to-business (B2B) marketers are in on that trend, too. While the Regus brand has a strong presence throughout the world, there was a lack of awareness in the NYC area about the convenient services and business solutions that the company has to offer.

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5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Digital marketing is gaining traction in a number of industries, and business-to-business (B2B) marketers are in on that trend, too. While the Regus brand has a strong presence throughout the world, there was a lack of awareness in the NYC area about the convenient services and business solutions that the company has to offer.

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! But what about the use of social media between businesses?

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4 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Business Mobile 2.0 Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Leyl has more than 15 years experience driving high-impact communications programs for emerging technology companies. Here are some tips for creating a powerful presence on Facebook that will engage a business audience.

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Business Small business Social media Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! But what about the use of social media between businesses?

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A Framework for B2B Customer Segmentation – Part 1: Why Segment Your Market?

Everything Technology Marketing

Many companies don't segment at all, segment only superficially, or copy segments that seem to be working for their competitors but without really understanding the rationale for selecting target segments. How do you approach segmentation in your organization

Tribes Rule the Hyper-Social Organization

Paul Gillin

I’ve been looking forward to reading The Hyper-Social Organization since I first heard François Gossieaux and Ed Moran discuss the findings of their “Tribalization of Business&# research at a conference two years ago.

Slack, Shopify & Tough Mudder: Business Lessons From 3 High-Growth Companies

Hubspot

Between increased competition, shorter cycle times, and growth hackers finding innovative ways to disrupt a market in record time, scaling your business has become increasingly challenging (and more imperative than ever before). 3 Business Lessons From High-Growth Companies.

The Brave New World of B2B Marketing - Are You Ready?

Everything Technology Marketing

They educate themselves on the nature of their business problem, possible solution options, available vendors and products. Today's prospects filter out most attempts by companies to interrupt them with vendor and product focused marketing messages and sales pitches.

The Future of the Office: 7 Innovative Ways Companies Are Changing the Workplace

Hubspot

That's what facilities managers and office managers around the world are asking themselves about the office spaces they're responsible for organizing. What makes an office environment great is different for every company. 7 Innovative Ways Companies Are Changing the Workplace.

What Is The Future Of The Social Media Role?

B2B Marketing Insider

Skip to content Home About Michael Brenner Appearances B2B Marketing Insider Michael Brenner's Blog on B2B Marketing Content Marketing Demand Generation Mobile Sales Alignment Search Marketing Social Media Strategy December 16, 2010 8 Subscribe What Is The Future Of The Social Media Role?