11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Around this time last year I wrote about the 10 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2010 and while I would say 7 out of 10 have already materialized and the others are on their way. So that begs the question – what’s on the horizon specifically for B2B Marketers next year? Digg this!

Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers

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So let’s go through 3 Tricks to Maximize a Facebook Advertising purchase for B2B Marketers. Digg this! Advertising Facebook Interactive Marketing Lead Generation Online Advertising Pay Per Click SEO Social Media Social Networking

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Identifying the Hottest Social Networks and Niche Sites for Your Target Audience

Modern B2B Marketing

by Maria Pergolino In the buyer driven atmosphere of 2011, B2B marketing can’t ignore social media. For the last decade, the net has been morphing into one huge social community with niches of interest breaking off and creating their own networking sites.

31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website?

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How to Choose a Social Media Listening Platform for B2B Marketing

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In the last post we covered how to create a Social Media Lead Flow. There is a growing number of listening platforms devoted to Social Media – everything from highly customized services that are managed for you, to free tools you can manage yourself. Digg this!

Using Content to Build Trust in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Using a multichannel approach that leverages traditional and non traditional channels like Social Media is the key. And Social Media can actually help accelerate this stat for you because of the viral effect. Digg this! B2B Marketing Content: Lure or Lasso?

B2B Marketing: Trust + Community = ROI

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Trust is not a new thing in the world of sales either – its a fact that people enjoy buying from people that they trust and in B2B Marketing part of our job is to shorten the time spent building trust so sales can have an easier time and focus on selling. Digg this!

Generating a Buyer Persona with Facebook Advertising

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Digg this! Can your social media activities cost you your job? Will Facebook replace your B2B Marketing email system? Tags: Advertising Crowdsourcing Facebook Marketing Social Media Social Networking Strategy behavioral targeting

Twitter IS Social « Digital B2B Marketing

Digital B2B Marketing

In fact, they question if Twitter is more of a broadcast medium than a social medium. Broadcast networks account for nearly 30% of all television time (ABC, CBS, NBC, etc). Twitter may not be a social network if Facebook or LinkedIn define social networking.

Social Media for the Boardroom

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At a recent BlogWell event I got a chance to hear Robert Raines from Chevron present his Social Media program and how he reports their activity into the Boardroom. Digg this! Related posts: Understanding the Value of Social Media Data There is a big difference between data and insights.

Sharing is how you build a Brand

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Whether you are a CMO’s of a B2C or B2B Marketing team the key in this next decade is sharing and the key to sharing is Content! Digg this! Related posts: Personal Brands RULE on Social Networks On Facebook you can’t be a Friend of a.

Are kids Brains Different when it comes to Social Media?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I find this same dynamic happening now when I talk to kids today about the Social web. Digg this! Related posts: 3 More ROIs in Social Media – Conversations Leads and Advocates If you follow me you know I talk a lot. What’s your Social Media diet?

It pays to provide Support with Social Media

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In a recent Forrester Report on “ Customer Experience Pays Off as Social Media reduces Obstacles for Real Change ” they have really nailed down the argument I have been making over the last year about why Support is the single best place to build your business case for Social Media.

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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! The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise.

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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! The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise.

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B2B Traffic Strategy: Embedding Content at Third-Party, Social Networking Sites

B2B Marketing Savvy

With great delight, my producer friend, an acknowledged social media advocate herself (thanx Spooner!) Indirectly, bookmarking sites like Delicious and Digg serve a similar virtualized function.

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 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! Thanks again [link] Facebook ja B2B? 4 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook [.]

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Android Mobile 2.0 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! The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise.

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Mobile 2.0 Android 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! The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise.

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The Coming Consolidation in Social Networking

WebMarketCentral

Social media sites are multiplying like rabbits. social tagging sites. As Paul Dunay points out, the explosion of social media sites has spawned its own acronym : YASN (Yet Another Social Network). tags: Social media sites, Alexa rankings, Web 2.0

B2B marketers are stumbling in the dark

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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. Maybe the long sales cycle in many B2B markets is the culprit.

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Which Social Networking Sites Really Drive Business Traffic?

WebMarketCentral

I've written previously about which social networking/tagging/bookmarking sites seemed to work well at driving B2B traffic, but have collected significantly more data since then.

Social Media Listening for B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is managing the flow of information about their brands, products, and services that occurs in social media channels, including microblogs (such as Twitter), social networking sites (such as Facebook), blogs, and online forums.

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity

Reports, surveys, studies and infographics are among the most popular content posted and shared across social networks. But which networks are most effective for spreading the content produced? How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing?

In B2B Marketing: Content is Media

Buzz Marketing for Technology

But these days for B2B Marketers I think we need to take it a step further and say that “Content is Media&#. Building a solid content creation engine is critical to B2B marketers today. I think B2B marketers really need to think and act more like a media house themselves.

Content Curation in B2B Marketing

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The curation of useful content for B2B marketing serves as a productive and manageable solution for providing prospective customers a steady stream of useful information from trusted sources. For B2B marketers, content curation provides the best of both worlds.

Social Media Lead flow in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Word spreads quickly in Social Media – sometimes more quickly than you can keep up with. There are several types of conversations that you can encounter out on the social web anything from a complaint to a compliment to what I like to call the Expressed Need. Digg this!

Social Media Budget Ratio in B2B Marketing

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The question is – What is the appropriate level of budget to support social media for a B2B company? First was the post on the Media Budget Ratio (MBR) for a B2B company. Digg this! What’s your Social Media diet?

Social Media – is it really mainstream in B2B Marketing?

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So I ran across some interesting stats last week when I picked up a tweet from Jeff Bullas on the 15 essential social media facts and figures for B2B Marketing. Sure Facebook changes its platform every Tuesday but I mean something more like groundbreaking ideas using social.

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Best Social Media Management Tools for Small Business Owners

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Everyone knows that social media needs to play a role in their marketing efforts, but managing all of the different social networks can seem daunting. Price : Free up to five social profiles; $9.99/month for unlimited social profiles, plus additional features.

Will Facebook replace your B2B Marketing email system?

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The point here for B2C and B2B Marketers is that as Facebook makes their platform rich in interaction and captures more users and hence more conversations about your brand – you will need to be there and engage with their user base. Digg this!

Analog Bridges Help Cross the Social Media/Digital Divide ~ScoopD

B2B Marketing Savvy

Read time = 2 minutes) For me – getting a handle on the “social media” marketing landscape is easier if I simply connect the new stuff to my trusted, old and faithful outbound and marketing roots. This will be way to simplistic for some, but hopefully a way to lessen the confusion, for others.

Analog Bridges to Help Cross the Social Media/Digital Divide ~ScoopD

B2B Marketing Savvy

Read time = 2 minutes) For me – getting a handle on the “social media” marketing landscape is easier if I simply connect the new stuff to my trusted, old and faithful outbound and marketing roots. This will be way to simplistic for some, but hopefully a way to lessen the confusion, for others.

5 Ways Mobile Marketing is Affecting Social Media

Marketing Action

How often do you check social media on your phone? And, since our lives are increasingly intermingled with social networks – with 1 billion users around the world accessing Facebook in a single day – life without social media can become quite inconceivable.

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

Webbiquity

What are our key objectives for social media marketing? As we rely more on all of our employees (not just marketing and PR) to represent our company through social media, how do we train and motivate them to do so effectively? Are B2B Marketers Missing the Point? Digg this!

Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Data junkies, stats addicts, web trivia buffs rejoice — here are a deluge of social media, search and other marketing research facts and figures from 50 articles and blog posts published so far in 2010. Which social networking site is used by 92% of senior marketing executives?

Nine Expert Guides to Local SEO

Webbiquity

Given that, as Laurie Sullivan reports below, “70% of survey respondents view search engines, online Yellow Pages or social networks as their primary sources of local business information,&# how can you make your business stand out in local search? Digg this!

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The B2B Inbound State of Mind: Build the Brand

MLT Creative

According to Courtney Wiley of iMedia Connection , “The B2B buying process is fundamentally changing. 93% of B2B buyers use search to begin the buying process and 37% post questions on social networking sites when looking for suggestions."

Facebook can’t be stopped and here’s why!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

And a question I get asked in every meeting when I present social media is – “so who is going to become the next Facebook?” I am here to tell you that Facebook is in the same position as they make everything more social by sticking the “like” button on everything and adding mobile features.

Do you need to be an Extrovert to be in Social Media Marketing?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

But focusing on the Extrovert angle for a second, I began to wonder if you need to be an extrovert to be in social media. Certainly internally in your organization you need to be an extrovert if you want to organize a Tribe or movement in your company to take on social media. Digg this!