B2B vs. B2C: How Content Marketing Changes by Target Audience

Hubspot

When discussing content marketing, industry insiders tend to speak more to the experiences of B2C companies that are targeting consumers directly. It’s clear that there are some significant differences to be addressed in the way content marketing changes for B2B versus B2C target audiences.

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RedPoint Offers Broad, Deep B2C Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

That formula fell out of favor when the most prominent CRM system became B2B-oriented Salesforce.com , whose very name reflects its origins in B2B sales automation. Even some of the less prominent B2C products have been acquired recently: Conversen by Experian and Entiera by FICO , although neither of these are enterprise software vendors. The net result of all this harvesting by big buyers has been to clear the ground for the next crop of B2C marketing automation systems.

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Trending Sources

What Great Divide? How Storytelling Erases the Lines Between B2B and B2C Marketing Tactics

Content Standard

Sure, I didn’t have a college degree or work experience in the B2B or B2C marketing fields—and the extent of my industry knowledge was a business plan for a lemonade stand that consisted of a single piece of paper with some very convincing crayon diagrams.

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B2C Marketing: What No One is Talking About 

Modern B2B Marketing

Using rich data is commonplace in the B2B world. B2B marketers have the art of prospecting down to a science. Let’s take a look at some areas that we’ve traditionally thought of as B2B marketing and examine at the process through a B2C lens.

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Infographic: A Marketer’s Guide to Posting on LinkedIn

Contently

Those platforms may be the go-to places for celebrities and “sexy” B2C brands—if Denny’s is ever going to be sexy, this is it—but when it comes to B2B marketing, LinkedIn has them beat. The visitor-to-lead conversion rate on LinkedIn is 2.74

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. So how can companies most successfully use LinkedIn to generate more leads and sales? What’s the best way to start and grow a LinkedIn group?

How to build your social selling system with LinkedIn and Twitter

Biznology

In this Biznology webinar video with Mindi Rosser, you’ll find out how to: Design a compelling personal brand on LinkedIn and Twitter. As a digital native, she has spent nearly a decade working with B2B and B2C companies on developing and implementing strategic marketing programs.

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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. B2B sales and marketing – stuck in a cage. LinkedIn. LinkedIn.

How to Make Your Content More Shareable: An Analysis of 175K Blog Posts From B2B & B2C Companies [New Report]

Hubspot

HubSpot Research and BuzzSumo dug deep into 175,000 B2B and B2C blog posts to give you guidelines on optimizing your own content for the maximum amount of shares per social network. Easy-to-read charts showing the differences between B2B and B2C content.

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Social PPC: 17 Tips for Successful Ads on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook

The Point

Increasingly, however, B2B marketers have other options when it comes to investing pay-per-click dollars. Twitter and even Facebook have shown more limited success, but both can be a good fit for certain B2B companies whose target markets align well with specific interests or keywords.

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33 Inspiring B2B digital marketing case studies

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

If you need convincing, here are 32 B2B digital marketing case studies that prove the potental ROI. In this post, we wil feature case studies in the areas of content marketing, social media marketingm social CRM, social selling, LinkedIn marketing, and webinars.

Study: Facebook Surpasses LinkedIn as Most Important B2B Social Media Platform

KoMarketing Associates

B2B marketers are focused on many of the same social media outlets as B2C marketers, but according to new research , usage and importance varies by network. The vast majority of both B2B (89 percent) and B2C (97 percent) marketers said that they utilize Facebook, and it’s at the top of both lists. However, “For the first time in the history of our study, Facebook has passed LinkedIn as the most important platform for B2B marketers,” noted the authors of the report.

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5 Brands with Highly Successful LinkedIn Marketing Strategies

Content Standard

With 450 million users , LinkedIn is a powerful platform for brands looking to recruit top talent, generate leads, or shore up brand awareness. And given the current social media landscape, it’s no wonder many brands are doubling down on their LinkedIn marketing strategies.

A Social Media Strategy for B2B Marketers

B2B Marketing Traction

Some business to business (B2B) marketers are still hesitant about investing in social media. They may view social media as a business to consumer (B2C) activity or they think that their target audience isn’t on social media. B2B companies are getting traction on social media.

Could LinkedIn Destroy Facebook?

Biznology

LinkedIn is starting to look – and act – a lot more like Facebook and Twitter. Now that you can share news and updates – and group discussions are gaining traction – could LinkedIn change the social networking landscape? Somewhere in early 2005, I started to receive my first connection requests for something called “LinkedIn.” Before long, I started to view LinkedIn as a reasonable substitute for my address book in Outlook. LinkedIn got less attention.

B2B Marketing: Top 100 Twitter Influencers

Onalytica B2B

70% of B2B marketers are creating more content than they did one year ago. This data comes from the 2015 B2B Content Marketing Trends report from the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs. So B2B marketers are furiously creating more content. B2B Marketing.

The Pros of LinkedIn vs. Facebook for Professionals

Writing on the Web

These types of Facebook pages, however, are often most successful when running a B2C business, and your clients consist of consumers who use Facebook on a regular basis. LinkedIn , on the other hand, is great for B2B service providers looking for a more professional social media platform.

6 Tips To Launch A Successful Account-Based Marketing (ABM) Campaign On LinkedIn

bizible

A big component of this change was adding more account-based marketing (ABM) elements to our marketing mix, and a significant chunk of our ABM execution takes place on LinkedIn. Here are six tips that have helped us succeed -- and succeed fast -- with ABM on LinkedIn.

8 Companies Totally Rocking Their LinkedIn Company Pages

Hubspot

Over the past two years, LinkedIn has quickly evolved from a cocktail party for recruiters and job seekers to something much more substantial: an epicenter for content -- particularly branded content. LinkedIn is a huge traffic driver for us," explains Journey Co-Managing Editor Jay Moye.

Four Key Ways To Build Your B2B Brand Online

Webbiquity

Brand-building in the business-to-business (B2B) sphere is a little different from the consumer world. Let’s take a look at how B2B firms can build their brands in this competitive space. Dive into LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a fertile ground for B2B brand-building and lead generation.

Using LinkedIn Ads? See How Your Performance Stacks Up [Benchmark Report]

bizible

A couple months ago, we published the second annual AdWords Industry Benchmark Report , and in this report, we are sharing our data on LinkedIn Ads. The data is broken into three industry groups: B2B Software/Saas, B2B Business Services (e.g. LinkedIn Revenue Per Lead.

What LinkedIn’s New Tool Means for B2B Marketing Strategies

Content Standard

My first marketing job was with a startup that served primarily B2B clients. I had the perfect mix of B2B marketing strategies and tactics to get our landing page out there. But this doesn’t mean that LinkedIn’s platform is going to be saving you work.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy.

6 Important LinkedIn Company Page Strategy Tips

Hinge Marketing

LinkedIn Company Pages are growing in relevance every day as more people start using the platform for both B2B and B2C purposes. So how can you use your company’s page on LinkedIn to see real success? Ask questions in your LinkedIn message content.

30 fascinating facts about organic vs paid social media

Biznology

Over 50% of B2B marketers rank social media as a “very” or “somewhat” low-cost ad option. 43% of both B2C and B2B companies say they use organic and paid social media equally. 30% of marketers cite LinkedIn as their preferred social network.

12 Social Media Tips for B2B Marketers

Salesfusion

Despite what we may have thought just a few years ago, social media marketing isn’t just for the B2C world. In fact, 56% of B2B marketers now consider social media marketing core to their business, with 30% reporting that social media directly produces ROI, according to Demand Gen Report.

7 B2B Advertising Opportunities You Are Probably Missing

Digital B2B Marketing

B2B advertisers generally target smaller, harder to define audiences than consumer advertisers, which puts a major premium on effective targeting in B2B advertising. Today, B2B marketers have many new options available. LinkedIn Data Targeting.

30 B2B Social Media Tips for 2016

KoMarketing Associates

And of the 95% of B2B marketers who have created corporate social media accounts, half still aren’t regularly active on social media and just 10% feel they are able to articulate the business value of social media efforts. Think Beyond B2B. Steal from B2C.

LinkedIn 277% More Effective for Lead Generation Than Facebook & Twitter [New Data]

Hubspot

Social media can be a huge contributor to a company's lead generation efforts in both B2B and B2C. LinkedIn's conversion rate also outranked social media as a channel overall. But how efficient are the various different social channels in directly driving leads?

PPC for LinkedIn, What’s the Difference?

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Rachel Kavanagh Recently a large Enterprise client of mine embarked on a PPC campaign for LinkedIn to promote one of their little known B2B Services Products. So we went back to the drawing board and decided to try LinkedIn advertising. Is LinkedIn the right audience? .

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49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

In addition, 96% of all B2C and 88% of B2B companies use Facebook for marketing. ” LinkedIn is tops for B2B marketing, but…not for advertising? That’s likely because 74% B2B decision makers use LinkedIn to help make purchasing decisions.

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Future Of B2B Marketing And Sales: 20 Experts Share Their 2017 Predictions

Radius

But this continues to be a pervasive challenge for B2B go-to-market teams. To help answer this question, we reached out to thought leaders in the B2B space. B2B marketing and sales predictions from experts. To succeed in B2B markets, you must embrace this. Marketing and Sales continue to gain big data, AI and automation intelligence within B2B use cases. 9) Garrett Scott, Marketing Director, Quip – LinkedIn.

Five Brand Building Tips for B2B Businesses

Webbiquity

Many marketers believe that brand building is only for B2C companies like Nike, Coke, and Facebook. But’s it’s also vital for businesses like Microsoft and IBM that drive a significant amount of revenue from B2B customers. Guest post by Sreeram Sreenivasan.

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5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Learn to Love Facebook

Act-On

Are you holding back on Facebook marketing just because you’re in B2B? It’s really only for B2C people, right? And because most everyone in B2B seemed focused on LinkedIn, I figured I could maybe just ignore Facebook. But all my real focus was on Twitter and LinkedIn.

3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity

However, most of what’s written about social media functionality on a professional level tends to be focused on businesses that work directly with consumers (B2C) rather than B2B enterprises. Here are three tips for using social media more effectively in your B2B marketing.

5 Social Media Enhancements That Benefit B2B Marketers

Modern Marketing

by Amanda Batista | Tweet this Remember that time when B2B marketers sought a way to cultivate a presence on social because B2C had all the ‘fun’? Then there was that other time, when B2B marketers realized that social business is a reality.

B2B Social Media: An Underutilized Method for Improving SEO Performance

KoMarketing Associates

From Facebook to LinkedIn, every generation is socially active. With the significant popularity growth of social media, it’s no surprise that B2C marketers have found it to be a great channel to reach consumers. So, Why Does Social Matter to B2B Companies?

The 6 Most Important Takeaways From CMI’s Annual Study

Contently

One statistic frequently thrown around is that, in both B2B and B2C, the majority of marketers do not use documented content strategies. Below, you’ll find out why, in addition to five other major takeaways from CMI’s reports on B2B and B2C marketing.

How To Make a B2B Company “Sexy” with Social Media [Infographic]

Crimson Marketing

If you work for a B2B company, you’ve most likely noticed that it’s not as fast or easy to grow your social media presence as it is for a B2C company. Here’s how to improve social media growth in the B2B community! 82% LinkedIn. 83% on LinkedIn.

5 Ways to Modernize Your B2B Branding and Marketing Online

KoMarketing Associates

Oftentimes, B2B organizations get the stigma of being out-of-date and slow to respond to what’s popular in technology and today’s market. A good example of this is Zuora (which was first referenced in a Hubspot article about great B2B logos), which offers subscription billing.

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