How to Convert Employees into Brand Ambassadors on LinkedIn

Webbiquity

There are still a few old-school managers out there who are hesitant to encourage their employees to stay active on LinkedIn. However, most enlightened executives now realize LinkedIn is a powerful tool to transform their already-engaged employees into company brand ambassadors.

10 Tips To Successfully Manage Your Company Page On LinkedIn

KoMarketing Associates

LinkedIn relaunched their Company Pages as LinkedIn Pages last November. The relaunch included a number of new features and upgraded features that let B2B marketers manage a company page on LinkedIn more effectively than before. LinkedIn’s new Pages has this functionality.

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10 of LinkedIn’s welcome new features

Biznology

In the past few months, LinkedIn has added quite a few new features that add more functionality and better usability both on desktop and the mobile application. Conversation-starters: This is a new function in the updated LinkedIn mobile application.

The LinkedIn Publishing Platform Puts Power in the Hands of the B2B Buyer

KoMarketing Associates

This past month LinkedIn announced they will be opening up the ability for every user to publish their own content on LinkedIn, through individual profiles. Platforms and publishers like Linkedin realize (or are realizing) the influence they have in buyer markets.

Survey: Brands Aren’t Ready to Commit to Native Publishing

Contently

The Guardian, which used to turn every piece it published into an Instant Article, is now completely abandoning the format. According to Digiday, other publishers such as the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and National Geographic have also scaled back their efforts.

Deepening B2B customer relationships with “the funnel beyond the funnel”

Biznology

I’ve long observed that B2B marketers focus too much on lead generation, and not enough on current customer expansion and retention, which is, after all, where the bulk of profits lie. When asked, the typical B2B marketer will say that 80-85% of their effort goes to customer acquisition.

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Multi-Channel Publishing From Within Engage

ScribbleLive

When you’re able to make a positive impact, either by helping someone with your product, changing someone’s mind about a negative perception, or ensuring that your customers feel heard, you feel good. Then you publish to Facebook. Introducing Publish & Tweet with Content Studio.

10 Examples of Highly Impactful LinkedIn Profiles

KoMarketing Associates

Last summer I wrote about the importance LinkedIn can be for executing B2B SEO link building. And the first place to start is through your LinkedIn profile. Why LinkedIn Again? Elements of a LinkedIn Profile to Consider. Involvement in Select LinkedIn Groups.

Why Brands Need To Act Like Publishers

Marketing Insider Group

I was recently interviewed by News 360 on Why Brands Need To Act Like Publishers? So here are some excerpts of my views on why brands need to think and act like publishers. American Express’ Open Forum is one great example of a brand acting like a publisher.

9 Keys To Brand Publishing Success

Marketing Insider Group

And yet we continue to expect brands and publishers to engage with us directly. In order to save marketing, brands need to begin to think and act like publishers, putting promotional messages and interruption techniques aside and seek to connect with their audience through stories they love.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity

LinkedIn is firmly ensconced among the “big 3″ social networks for marketing and business purposes, and though its base of 80 million members is far smaller than the 600 million users of Facebook, its impact in B2B marketing is larger. How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile.

20 Expert LinkedIn Guides

Webbiquity

LinkedIn has made dramatic changes to its platform over the past 18 months, making what was a rather plain but effective business networking tool into a content-rich, visually dynamic, more interactive professionally-focused social network. 7 Guides to Using LinkedIn for Career or Networking.

How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 1

Biznology

In previous posts, I shared how CMOs at Xerox, Lithium, G2Crowd, Wiley, and XOJet are getting LinkedIn wrong as they simply focused on brand awareness, reach, and filling the funnel. Now, how do these topics relate back to driving demand for LinkedIn profile makeovers?

LinkedIn for Content Marketing: What You Need to Know

Content Marketing Institute

If you are a LinkedIn member – and there are more than 500 million – you can be a content marketer on the platform. While LinkedIn is primarily a B2B social media platform, both B2B and B2C brands can benefit from publishing on it. There are two main ways to publish on LinkedIn.

8 Great LinkedIn Groups for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

It is no secret that LinkedIn is a valuable social media platform for B2B marketers. According to a recent report released by Regalix, 91 percent of respondents said that LinkedIn was the most effective channel in terms of helping them reach their target audience.

LinkedIn’s Algorithm Is Changing, so Milk It While It Lasts

Single Grain

Professional networking site LinkedIn has long been an effective outlet for businesses – especially B2B ones – to connect with potential hires, partners and, most importantly, customers. Unfortunately, it looks like the golden days of LinkedIn marketing are drawing to a close.

How to Use LinkedIn to Generate Leads

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet You need to rethink the way you use LinkedIn. Without some of us even noticing, LinkedIn developed into a useful publishing platform and lead generation tool for marketers and sales people looking to build relationships with prospects. After using LinkedIn to build my own discussion groups, I’ve discovered that using LinkedIn as a lead generator can be a pretty simple process — if you’re willing to invest a little time sharing your expertise and thought leadership.

Why Your Employees’ LinkedIn Profiles Should Be Part of Your B2B Marketing Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

We’ve covered the benefits of using LinkedIn for B2B marketing before, but many companies fail to see the benefits of helping employees with their own profiles. This is why it’s important to make sure all employees know the basics of a good LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn Pulse.

28 (of the) Best LinkedIn Marketing Guides of 2014

Webbiquity

As noted in several of the posts highlighted below, LinkedIn is no longer just a hangout for job-seeking professionals, who largely abandon it in between job searches. What type of content works best on LinkedIn? How can you maximize the exposure of your content published there?

How to Build the Perfect LinkedIn Company Page

Sprout Social

Be honest: when’s the last time you updated your LinkedIn company page? Although the platform may not seem to be scoring as many headlines as Facebook or Instagram, companies can’t afford to sleep on their LinkedIn presence. LinkedIn’s rapidly growing user base of nearly 600 million professionals speaks for itself, especially in the B2B space. At a glance, running your LinkedIn company page might seem pretty simple. Creatives and copy for your LinkedIn company page.

Marie Kondo-ing Your LinkedIn: The LinkedIn Audit Blueprint to Help Your Profile Shine

Buffer

And one of the best routes to that dream job is having a dreamy LinkedIn profile ! Today we’re giving you a checklist for a LinkedIn makeover. Keep reading below to find out the best ways to make over your presence on LinkedIn … today! How does your company benefit its customers?

6 Social Media Publishing Best Practices

Modern Marketing

Believe it or not, there are still companies that have not embraced social media as a means to improve marketing, customer service, lead generation and product development. One of the biggest mistakes brands make is not establishing a consistent cadence of publishing.

How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile and Increase Your Influence

SmartBug Media

A few years ago, LinkedIn was a place to feature your resume and perhaps land a job offer. LinkedIn has now evolved into a content marketing platform with nearly 600 million members and over $1 billion in quarterly revenue. Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile. Publish Content.

Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile With These 10 Key Elements

KoMarketing Associates

In my latest column for Search Engine Land, I discussed how we use LinkedIn as a B2B link building tool, designed to research, identify, and communicate to potential third party publishers. The second point of impression in a LinkedIn profile is the headline (or tagline).

7 LinkedIn Marketing Tactics Designed To Boost B2B SEO Performance

KoMarketing Associates

Earlier this year, we highlighted LinkedIn’s significance on B2B internet marketing initiatives. As a result, B2B marketers need to reassess how their organizations’ LinkedIn strategies can benefit SEO. LinkedIn Share Buttons. LinkedIn Groups.

5 Tips for Creating Shareable LinkedIn Posts

Contently

Publishing a post on LinkedIn is easy. According to Content Marketing Institute’s report, “ 2016 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America ,” 94 percent of B2B marketers use LinkedIn to distribute content. Media Social Featured LinkedIn

10 LinkedIn Best Practices That Will Accelerate Your Business

B2B PR Sense

LinkedIn is the secret weapon that has the power to push your B2B social media strategy into high gear -- and we have the LinkedIn best practices to help you use it to its fullest potential. Now we use LinkedIn for research, marketing, and thought leadership -- with phenomenal results. Why Use LinkedIn for Your B2B Business. LinkedIn is a powerhouse of opportunity that helps your business reach its goals. Using LinkedIn puts your brand on their radar.

The Next Generation of Social Publishing with Oktopost

Oktopost

Planning, writing, and publishing content is a considerable part of a social media manager’s work in a B2B company. Today, we’re delighted to announce our brand new post console, packed with dozens of new features and improvements that make our customers’ lives better.

Why you are just a resource & how you’re failing to drive demand with your content & social media marketing efforts

Biznology

According to a LinkedIn study reported in their Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide to Thought Leadership eBook, 88% of IT buyers said that thought leadership was important or critical in determining their short list of vendors.

What B2B Brands Need to Know to Succeed on LinkedIn

Content Marketing Institute

My answer is always the same: “B2B customers are people too.”. We talk about so many more things,” says Claire Austin, content marketing evangelist for LinkedIn Australia. LinkedIn ranks high as B2B social media platform. LinkedIn Publishing Trends Every Marketer Must Know.

How We Generate An Avalanche of B2B Leads on LinkedIn™ (6 Easy Steps)

Prospectr

LinkedIn is Dead!” ” — loudly proclaim all the B2B sales professionals around the world as soon as they fail to generate B2B leads and sales on LinkedIn… The. In fact, we get 10-15 leads and 200+ new connections on LinkedIn every week.

It’s Time To Act Like A Publisher [Slides]

Marketing Insider Group

We need to use data-driven insights and business results to show that acting like a publisher will bring more prospects to know, like and trust us enough to buy from us. My message: It’s time to start acting like a publisher. . I’m mad.

9 Fantastic LinkedIn Ad Examples (& Why They Work)

Hubspot

LinkedIn is undeniably an important platform for distributing content. 94% of B2B marketers use LinkedIn as a content distribution channel, compared to just 89% on Twitter and 77% on Facebook and YouTube. However, LinkedIn's popularity among marketers means its a crowded space.

The Best Practices for LinkedIn: How to Fire Up Your Strategy

B2B PR Sense

When did you take a long, hard look at your LinkedIn strategy? Staying on top of the latest best practices for LinkedIn will rejuvenate your strategy -- and ensure it's firing on all cylinders. LinkedIn constantly improves its offerings, becoming a hub for creative and professional networking. At last count, LinkedIn had around 562 million users worldwide -- with 133 million in the United States. 7 Best Practices for LinkedIn That Will Help You Succeed.

How to Run LinkedIn Ad Campaigns: A Beginner's Guide

Hubspot

LinkedIn is a highly valuable tool to network with like-minded professionals. But here's something we don't talk about as much as we should: LinkedIn is also a highly useful inbound marketing platform. You have more power at your disposal with LinkedIn than you might realize.

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. These can serve as an example of LinkedIn’s potential when companies are more experienced with LinkedIn Ads.

Essential LinkedIn Guides and Resources for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

LinkedIn recently launched it’s second annual “ State of Sales 2017 ” report. LinkedIn for B2B Digital Marketing. Resources like LinkedIn’s State of Sales 2017 report further support why this social media network can be so impactful for B2B marketers. That said, my experience has shown that many B2B marketers focus in specific aspects of LinkedIn’s offerings. LinkedIn Platform-Specific Resources. The Definitive Guide for Marketing on LinkedIn.