Why every business needs a social media business audit

Biznology

While your business may be posting to social media and doing all the right things, you must regularly assess where you stand on your most important social channels. Too many brands and businesses try to “do more on social” before assessing where they are and where they want to go.

How to Build a Productive Company Culture

Hubspot

Every company has a culture, much like every individual has a personality. And like a personality , a company’s culture can develop organically over time. Fostering a Productive Company Culture. A club, for instance, or a company or a country.

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The political company? How business strategy is being re-invented by social media

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One of his recent posts inspired today’s topic … and it’s a juicy one: How social media is upending traditional marketing strategy … perhaps business strategy. ” The implications for branding and business strategy. The post The political company?

10 Businesses With Enviable Company Cultures

Hubspot

Is that really what company culture is all about? For one, companies are working harder than ever to attract the best of the best talent. Employees have come to expect certain perks, leaving companies with a need to get creative in terms of how they sell potential talent on their brand.

Survey says: ANZ Companies use social media for business

Biznology

Isentia’s social media report sheds a great deal of insight into social media usage for individuals and businesses. Tapping social media influencers to showcase your brand is an important strategy for businesses.

Five steps to establish a content-creating company culture

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I’ve worked with a number of large and small companies to help them develop a culture of content creation and there seems to be a few common themes that enable success. Here are some steps that launch a company toward a vibrant culture of content creation: 1.

How to change your company culture for marketing success

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I used to work for a big metals and mining company called Alcoa. It might make more sense if you knew that the company was the subject of the most famous lawsuit against a corporate monopoly in U.S. Obviously something that dramatic would have a powerful impact on the company culture.

Three companies using IT for dramatic transformation

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I used to work for a big global company. ” We discussed the fact that in many companies, the IT Department is still a “cost center” and not strategically integrated into marketing and sales functions. I used to work for a big global company.

Industrial Marketing Company Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Industrial Marketing Today

April 2012 marks a milestone for my industrial marketing company Tiecas, Inc. We are celebrating 25 years in business! That was the impetus for me to quit my management job with an oil country tubular goods (OCTG) manufacturer and take the plunge into starting my own business.

10 Ways CMOs Can Help Grow Their Companies

Modern Marketing

And, while some growth has happened for your company, you might be feeling like you’ve hit a plateau and could use some new marketing strategies that will stimulate further business. The same goes for how you work out at your business.

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Study shows social media usage surging at large companies

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The University of Massachusetts released its annual survey of social media usage at Fortune 500 companies and the trend continued to heat up, although these mega-companies continue to lag INC 500 companies, non-profits and universities in their application of social media to marketing efforts.

Five Videos Every Company Needs

Act-On

What comes to mind when you think about companies using video? Many companies also use video to sell. But video can do even more for your company. Here are five videos every company needs in 2016. For many people, the Dollar Shave Club video is high on the list.

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5 Reasons companies are bringing their marketing in house

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Here’s a significant trend described in a very fine digital marketing research report from SoDA — in the past year there has been a dramatic spike in the number of companies who no longer work with outside marketing agencies — 27 percent, up from 13 percent in the previous year.

Why are America’s fastest-growing companies killing their blogs?

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Are America’s fastest-growing companies shifting away from blogging as a primary social media platform? ”Maybe” could be a conclusion based on new research examining the INC 500 from The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts.

16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats

Webbiquity

This final installment covers some fascinating though sometimes contradictory and confusing stats about business blogging and the value of marketing. For example, what percentage of businesses maintain company blogs? 9 Business Blogging Stats and Facts.

Small Business Marketing Optimization Tips for 2016

Webbiquity

The year is coming to a close, which means it’s time to start looking at the exciting opportunities 2016 will have to offer your small business. but what you should really be doing is focusing on areas you can improve your business every day for the remainder of 2015.

Tips for pulling off a successful business event

Biznology

Business events can be a really big deal for companies that rely on them to generate new customers and increase word-of-mouth endorsements. If this is your type of business, then you know all to well how important a successful business event is.

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The 10 best big company blogs in the world

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There seems to be a lot of noise about the “death of the company blog.” A few years ago, I did a comprehensive study of the best company blogs in America and I thought it was time to re-consider this channel. What is the state of the art in company blogging?

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Video Tech Company Leverages SEM to Drive Enterprise Leads

The Point

Started in 2008 as the world’s first open source video player, JW Player pioneered video on the Web and today has customers in 193 countries, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual bloggers. More importantly, the campaign started to generate real business results.

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12 ways to achieve emotional marketing for your B2B company

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But a study from CEB and Google, From Promotion to Emotion: Connecting B2B Customers to Brands , found that B2B brands receive twice the impact when they connect with buyers through and emotional approach versus focusing on business value. By Brooke Ballard, {gow} Contributing Columnist.

LinkedIn Launches Notification Center for Company Pages

Vertical Response

In a continued effort to support businesses, LinkedIn announced the launch of the notification center for company pages. This new feature has been rolled out globally and is available for use by any company page administrator.

The Real Roadblock to Social Business Success

Webbiquity

Stories about how top executives just don’t “get” social media and the concept of social business were common four or five years ago. Per recent research from GaggleAMP : “Connecting your business with your employees in social media can boost your social media presence.

6 Business Challenges Every Small Business Struggles With (And How to Fix Them)

Hubspot

In the first few years of business, small companies come up against a lot of different challenges. Bureau of Labor Statistics , about 20% of small businesses fail by the end of their first year. 6 Small Business Problems & How to Fix Them. Business Daily

Trends come together to diminish the need for company apps

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But things change and we all have to face the music … even when it’s your company’s smartphone app. Gartner reports that by 2020, 20 percent of all companies will be abandoning their apps. Contact Mark to have him speak to your company event or conference soon.

How to establish your company’s Social Media Lead Team

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I have written a lot about the critical importance of company culture to social media marketing success. For many companies this is a dramatic and difficult change. In some companies this might include Legal, HR, PR, IT, Marketing, and Sales.

Online Marketing Strategies of Successful Companies

KEO Marketing

When creating your online marketing strategies , you should see what accomplished companies have done and how they got there. To get you started, here are some ways that successful companies have carried out their online marketing campaigns.

Cost areas that make up a business video marketing communication

Biznology

If you are planning to make an investment in business video marketing communication, but don’t yet have precedent of ROI and/or analytics, then you may be only looking at the purchase price as the main decision making criteria.

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Marketing Performance Benchmarks for Software/SaaS Companies

bizible

What channels are software/SaaS marketers turning to in order to generate business? In the past two months, we’ve published two channel benchmark reports to better understand how marketers are generating business and creating value.

Five companies with a human social media presence

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Right now “being human” is an important theme for businesses. I spent time looking around the web and thinking back to experiences I have had and these five businesses stood out in a human way. It is awesome when a company shows they appreciate you :).

Does every business need content marketing? A reality check.

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Does every business need content marketing? He recently became president of a company whose primary line of business is producing highly-engineered rolls for the steel manufacturing process. Business is hard. As a public company, it has never turned a quarterly profit.

Damage Control: 3 Steps to Handling a Company Mishap

Vertical Response

We teamed up with Agnes to put together the following steps to take in the event of a company mishap: 1. The continual updates were also posted on Facebook and Twitter, including both steps to take and updates on progress being made on the company’s end.

What is business video content marketing and how to get started

Biznology

Business decision-makers LOVE online B2B marketing videos because it gives them the most amount of information in the shortest amount of time. That is the same approach to create a sound business video content marketing strategy.

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How to Protect Your Company’s Reputation on Social Media

Modern B2B Marketing

Companies well-versed in social media marketing have taken all these steps to grow and establish their brand’s online presence, but are they doing enough to protect it? Simply go to your Facebook Business Manager page and follow the steps listed.

Why ad agencies need to become software companies

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Businesses need to find … Math to estimate influence. There are many companies that have competed in this manner for years in a little industry called the software business. Buying companies that have software specialities. Businesses need to find ….

Please. Stop making your company blog suck.

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Company blogs suck. Business networking through the social web. Business blogging. The three things all small businesses should know about social media. Or, are you too busy to really look through something like this? Mark Schaefer on Blogging. Let’s face it.

Understanding Your LinkedIn Company Page Analytics [VIDEO]

Vertical Response

Most people know LinkedIn as the premier social network dedicated to business. One of its key evolution points was the launch of Company Profile Pages in March of 2008. In this episode of Tips in 2 , we take you on a quick tour of LinkedIn Company Page Analytics.

Name to fame: Strategizing your company title

Vertical Response

Plans for your new company are underway, but a great name for your venture still hasn’t sprung to mind. That’s troubling since it can be daunting to find a catchy, meaningful, attention-grabbing moniker that will stand the test of time and cast your company in an all-positive light.

8 Companies Totally Rocking Their LinkedIn Company Pages

Hubspot

That''s been great news for brands, since it''s given them a new audience to reach with their content, via their Company Pages on LinkedIn. Mashable made LinkedIn''s list of the Best LinkedIn Company Pages of 2013 (which was presented, of course, in a SlideShare) and it''s easy to see why.

13 Customer Loyalty Best Practices for B2B Companies

Act-On

There’s nothing like reducing “the hassle factor” to cement loyalty, whether you’re a business or a consumer. Existing customers interact with several departments in your company. An example of a survey that is probably trying to access the company’s Net Promoter Score. However marketing executives disagree; 66% believe loyalty programs are still a way for consumers to show how loyal they are to their business.“. What could your company do?

Overcoming the Challenge of Marketing to Busy Engineers

Industrial Marketing Today

Engineers from different fields probably make up a large part of your target audience if you are a manufacturer, distributor or an engineering company.

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