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7 reasons why social media success has nothing to do with social media

Chris Koch

This week I was asked to speak on a panel about social media to a group of B2B marketers in financial services. But when the panel was over, I realized something scary: Most of the success factors we wound up talking about had nothing to do with social media. They had to do with other things that companies have to do before they can successfully engage in social media. But I talk to them all the time and I know that’s not the case for most of them.

4 Reasons Why Facebook Stinks for B2B Marketing

Chris Koch

Seemed a bit harsh, but I had to admit that I had been harboring my own doubts about the value of Facebook for B2B for a long time. There are just too many people passing through those turnstiles not to put up a sign somewhere. So I think B2B businesses should have a Facebook page that shares whatever content the company is already producing. Relationships, right? And I just don’t see what’s good about Facebook for creating relationships in B2B.

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The crisis of buyer information in B2B and how to fix it

Chris Koch

Could it really be that someone I knew was trying to get hold of me? So, like a fool, I finally called back (the iPhone makes it so easy to do!). If you would like us to stop calling you press…”. Obviously, this is less of an issue in B2B than B2C.

The crisis of buyer information in B2B and how to fix it

Chris Koch

Could it really be that someone I knew was trying to get hold of me? So, like a fool, I finally called back (the iPhone makes it so easy to do!). With the kind of maddening irony that makes me flash on doing capital punishment-inducing physical harm to a fellow human, I heard a recorded voice say, “Thanks for calling back. If you would like us to stop calling you press…”. You should have seen what they did to doddering seniors’ life savings via the telephone.

7 reasons why social media success has nothing to do with social media

Chris Koch

This week I was asked to speak on a panel about social media to a group of B2B marketers in financial services. But when the panel was over, I realized something scary: Most of the success factors we wound up talking about had nothing to do with social media. They had to do with other things that companies have to do before they can successfully engage in social media. But I talk to them all the time and I know that’s not the case for most of them.

How B2B and B2C Marketing Are Different

Paul Gillin

My fourth book, Social Marketing to the Business Customer , came out this week. While the purpose of this e-mail is ultimately to convince you to buy it, I hope to also impart some insight I gained from immersing myself in business-to-business social marketing for six months.

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The Pond Just Got More Crowded: Google, Salesforce.com and Sequoia Invest in HubSpot

Customer Experience Matrix

This could be a real game-changer in the small business marketing automation landscape. It’s selling to small and mid-size companies and business-to-business marketers, who are just dipping their toes into marketing automation.

An interview with Stephen Cheliotis: CEO, Centre for Brand Analysis

Savanta

It’s pretty clear to me through my work on Business Superbrands that branding is becoming more important in many b2b categories. That said there is still a battle for marketeers working in business-to-business to convince some of their peers that it’s important, but I think for most there is a feeling that they’re starting to win that battle. In Business Superbrands we look for three core factors, namely quality, reliability and distinction.

How Facebook Factors Into Lead Generation [Data]

Hubspot

HubSpot's latest research takes a look at real data from 4,000 businesses -- all HubSpot customers -- and reveals how they successfully generate traffic and leads. The data shows that: Businesses with 501 to 1,000 Facebook fans generated 4 times more leads than those with 1 to 25 fans.

What Can We Learn from 7 Awesome Corporate Blogs?

delicious b2bmarketing

By Cameron Chapman on Oct 8, 2010 11 Comments Share Tweet Share A winning corporate blog can bring new traffic to your website and added attention to your company. It adds value to new and existing customers, and can make you stand out from your competitors.

B2B is Dead – Long Live B2P

DiscoverOrg

B2B vs B2C vs B2P. The terms B2C (business-to-consumer) and B2B (business-to-business) are essential, elementary for a person beginning the journey into the professional world. Consumers generally evolve and conform to the “beat of the brand drum.”.

Content is King in B2B Marketing, but Customers are the Power Behind the Throne

MLT Creative

Most marketers, especially those in B2B, understand the importance of customer relationship management. CRM tools like Salesforce , Sugar , SAP CRM and others have made it easier to integrate marketing automation with sales opportunities among a company’s current customers, in addition to nurturing leads from non-customers. Anyone in marketing who’s not listening to sales or customer service for insights is working in the dark.

5 Prevalent B2B Marketing Myths to Abandon in 2020

Circle Studio

As firms look to optimize their marketing efforts in 2020, it’s imperative that business-to-business (B2B) marketers are laser focused on doing what is most likely to drive growth and make an impact. Just as many great minds once thought the world was flat, there are plenty of B2B marketing misconceptions that are widely held and need to be abandoned in 2020. Here are five to consider: Myth 1: B2C marketing has little relevance in B2B.

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Convertr look to provide integration in an increasingly crowded martech ecosystem

ClickZ

30-second summary: Convertr is an API-first data routing and optimization platform, which was launched in 2011 by entrepreneur Emma Bowkett. Convertr is looking to advance its integration and workflow capabilities. This will allow their customers to better connect and manage data points across their tech stack. . One company looking to help marketers do just that is Convertr. We need to think about the human element.

What’s the next big idea in B2B?

MLT Creative

As I was pondering this topic the other day, it occurred to me to Google “B2B predictions” to see what others may have said on the subject. There were many articles from this time last year full of insightful predictions for 2010, and a few recent ones for 2011.

15 B2B Marketing Books You Need to Read

Directive Agency

The best B2B marketers are always looking to improve their craft and hone their skills, which is why the following fifteen B2B marketing books are required reading for any marketer looking to create and foster lasting inter-business relationships.

What is a Marketing Technology Stack? Definitions, Stats and Examples.

SnapApp

In this post, we’ll not only answer that question, but also take a look at why marketers are investing more in the stack, and look at common frameworks and examples to get you going. . . Check out our post 47 Tools and Resources to Build a Ridiculously Powerful Content Tech Stack.

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B2B marketers are stumbling in the dark

delicious b2bmarketing

Theres a never-ending dialogue about the difference between B2B and B2C marketing. But one thing does seem annoyingly true of B2B marketing departments compared to their consumer peers: B2B departments dont learn. Or (God forbid) its down to the calibre of the average B2B marketer.

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Top 37 B2B Marketing Posts and Hot Topics August 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

Ten social media and technology mega-trends to watch - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , August 10, 2010 I just read a fascinating (and lengthy!) report from McKinsey on tech-enabled business trends to watch and thought it was important enough to summarize for our community. 35 (of the) Best Guides to Facebook Marketing, Advertising, Search and More of 2010 (So Far) - Webbiquity , August 26, 2010 Facebook is an extraordinary phenomenon. B to B (18).