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B2B Sales and Marketing Trends for 2015

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The social sites that used to be mostly promotion-free (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) are now inundated with paid promotion. At the beginning of each year, my team and I publish a report on significant trends in B2B sales and marketing.

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Showcase Your Expertise – Increase Your Market Value

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Meg Rye, head of Design Recruitment at Facebook in the U.K., posted the following letter on LinkedIn. The letter was […]. B2B Marketing market value

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B2B Marketing Leaders: 3 Things that Can Hurt You (And Your Company) in 2015

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Are we really paying people to Tweet and play on Facebook?’. The transition to a new year can be a perilous time for B2B marketing organizations.

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B2B Social Media: To Connect or Not to Connect

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Friends and colleagues occasionally ask me if they should accept the various connection requests from social media platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. On Facebook, I only accept requests from friends or close business colleagues.

Is Marketing Passé? You Be the Judge

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Steve Case, founder of AOL, just wrote an article for Mashable about Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp. Gee, if it were only that easy: Create a product that customers love, let them tell friends and colleagues, watch it go viral, and sell the company to Facebook for $19 billion. The article is titled 10 Lessons We Can Learn From WhatsApp. While I am an admirer of Mr. Case and agree with much of what he stated, I sharply disagree with one of his 10 lessons.

Don’t Drop Your Drawers on the Web – by John Leavy

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On Facebook. Facebook asks for First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Password, Sex and Birthday. Most members assume whatever community they belong to that the community builders such as Facebook or Twitter have taken every step possible to secure their account; sorry to say that’s not true. Based on a recent study, 13% of Facebook members befriend people they don’t even know. Those are the people that might be following you on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

Outbound Marketing versus Inbound Marketing by John Leavy

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Examples of Inbound Marketing include; blogs, landing pages, articles, eZines, social networking, webinars, websites, videos, pod casts, virtual events, Facebook, Twitter et al. . “ In marketing there are those who satisfy needs and those who create wants. ” – Juan Carlos Castillo. . There was a time when the housewife relished the thought of a salesman knocking at the front door; excited to see the latest technology for cleaning the floors.

Coming clean on Facebook reach

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Is there any greater source of emotional debate and mis-information on the web today than Facebook reach? “I’m tired of so much negativity about Facebook,” he said. The truth about Facebook reach. Facebook will make you happy.

21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides

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marketers have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. But the bottom line is, as Amanda DiSilvestro notes in one of the posts highlighted below, “there are two online platforms (marketers) just can’t avoid: Google and Facebook.” Best Facebook Marketing Guides.

Four ways Facebook Instant Articles will dramatically impact marketing

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Facebook announced it would open up Instant Articles -– formatted and optimized to load almost immediately -– to any publisher without a special approval process. Facebook wants to build a content monopoly and there is probably no existing regulation or market force that can stop them.

Has a Facebook Rebellion begun?

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I am amazed at how much Facebook can get away with. I often get asked, ”What competitor will unseat Facebook,” and my answer is “Facebook.” Facebook is the most pervasive social networking platform , with a whopping 80 percent of the U.S.

Facebook, You’ve Failed Us

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There is an unsettling buzz about the future of Facebook. Some analysts report that Facebook usage is declining , or at least slowing in some parts of the world and if that is true, it is a problem of Facebook’s own making. So does Facebook’s.

What will replace Facebook? Six considerations

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A question I often receive in my classes and talks is “What will replace Facebook?” We look to history to see the progression of upstarts replacing established companies — didn’t Facebook replace MySpace? What will replace Facebook? Facebook.

Should Facebook be regulated?

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Should children be exposed to graphic violence on Facebook without your knowledge and consent? Facebook’s “terror policy” is pretty weak. So, for example, if a hostage is live-streaming a beheading, that’s deemed appropriate content for a Facebook live stream.

Facebook Marketers need to take a hint from Wonder Woman

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I not only keep up-to-date with Facebook marketing, I also happen to be an undercover comic book and superhero NERD. Now that Wonder Woman has had her very own debut, I’d like to combine two of my passions and tell you what Diana Prince can teach you about Facebook Marketing.

Adding fuel to the fire: How important is Facebook?

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The research does not necessarily say teens are moving away from Facebook. Only 15 percent of teens in the survey said Facebook topped the list. How important is Facebook? Before declaring Facebook dead, consider that other reports offer a dramatically different view.

Wasting your ad money? All Facebook fans are unequal

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By Brooke Ballard, {grow} Contributing Columnist What if you were given $20,000 to acquire new fans on Facebook? But is there strategy in trying to acquire new fans on Facebook? What would you do with that $20k if you were asked to use it to acquire Facebook fans?

Facebook Tag Bombing is the new telemarketing

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I am increasingly being tagged in stupid Facebook posts like this one: What’s your favorite flavor of lollipop? The post Facebook Tag Bombing is the new telemarketing appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}.

Five reasons to be freaked out by the Facebook experiment

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Like most of the online world, I’m stunned by the Facebook experiment designed to surreptitiously toy with the emotions of its customers. The news emerged that in 2012, Facebook conducted a study to determine whether it could alter the emotional state of its users.

A plan to challenge the Facebook monopoly

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A very frequent question I am asked is “What will be the next Facebook?” However I do think Facebook has a seam of vulnerability and could be trounced, and I will riff on that too. Let’s look at Facebook’s obvious flaws … and why they don’t matter.

The “Be-Attitudes:” Creating influence on Facebook

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How to Become Powerful On Facebook from Mark Schaefer. I wanted to let you all know that I’ve created a cool new eBook for you called “The Be-Attitudes: Creating Influence on Facebook.” Related Stories A plan to challenge the Facebook monopoly Dear Facebook.

Facebook content strategy is a time bomb for inbound marketing

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The economics of the social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn are also driven by content, but their metrics are different. Here is a prediction: Facebook will eventually begin to acquire content sites and produce their own original content like Netflix).

B2B Paid Content Distribution: Facebook vs. LinkedIn

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At one point, I explained that experimenting with paid Facebook distribution could be a cost-efficient way to grow its target audience. “We don’t think anyone’s looking for our content on Facebook. Think about the people you engage with most on Facebook.

If the Beatles ran Facebook

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More changes from Facebook … You know … sometimes I just wish they would Let It Be. When I find myself immersed in Facebook, Zuckerberg will come to me. The post If the Beatles ran Facebook appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}.

Dear Facebook. Please let me pay you.

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There is probably nothing more debated, despised, and dissected on the social web than Facebook’s ever-changing scheme to monetize its vast audience. My Facebook mobile stream is now dominated by banner ads. Facebook, you’re just p **g off people every day.

Why Facebook Live is not ready for prime time

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” Here’s the number one marketing prediction I see everywhere: “This is the year of Facebook Live. When I posted this sentiment on Facebook I received a strong reaction. facebook streaming video mark schaeferBy Mark Schaefer.

Navigating the shifting sands of Facebook marketing

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Have you figured out Facebook marketing? 1 billion people logged into Facebook on a single day last month. We discuss Facebook as a sociological driver of community and connection. Have you figured out Facebook marketing?

Your brain is wired for Facebook (really)

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There is mounting evidence that social networking sites like Facebook tap into a need for connection that is embedded in our DNA. Neuro-Facebook. Facebook is brain crack for a generation. In the long run, this may be the real business benefit of Facebook for many companies.

The new urgency to create sticky content for Facebook

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Just when you think you’ve figured out Facebook, it moves and morphs in interesting new ways. A few days ago, Facebook announced that the algorithm it uses to determine which content is prioritized in user News Feeds will now take into account how long users spend viewing posts.

Carthage must be destroyed – and Facebook competition too.

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Facebook is out to get all of the other social networks. Back when Facebook was in its infancy, changes and additions were usually harder to pinpoint and callout as being a direct result of another network’s feature usage. What is Facebook’s Motivation? The economics of Facebook.

The Business Case for Buying Facebook Likes

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Perhaps the most prestigious symbol of social proof today is the Facebook “Like.” Among many companies, there is a Facebook arms race in progress as competing brands do anything necessary to gain the upper hand on this important metric.

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Update to Facebook Promotions

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Facebook announced today that they updated their Page Terms allowing businesses to run promotions directly on Page Timelines not just in apps as before. According to the Facebook for Business blog , you can now: Collect entries by having users post on the Page or comment/like a Page post.

How to Compel & Not Repel Customers on Facebook [Infographic]

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How do you get more Facebook Likes? What are major Facebook no-nos you should seriously avoid? Ask no longer because we’ve put together an infographic addressing what you should or shouldn’t do as a business on Facebook. © How do you garner more engagement?

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 2

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As it approaches one billion users, Facebook has evolved from a site where friends and family share photos to an online marketing juggernaut rivaling Google. How can Facebook be used to support an SEO strategy? Facebook Marketing Tips & Techniques. running Facebook ads).

The Disruptive Technology that will Replace Facebook

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A few months ago, I published a post here with my prediction that Facebook would decline in popularity, and that it would do so, in part, because it doesn’t put users first. Some disagreed with my assertion that Facebook as a destination would become a thing of the past.

How to Effectively Use Facebook Ads + Email

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On the last day of Social Media Marketing World , Facebook continues to be one of the most popular trending topics of discussion. A common theme amongst speakers at the conference in response to Facebook backlash: Don’t build on rented land.

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10 of the Best B2B Facebook Pages

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Facebook has emerged as a marketing channel that’s been adopted by countless individuals and brands alike. In fact, Facebook, the world’s largest social network, now has more than 1 billion users, including about 15 million brand pages. Facebook Page : [link].

Marketing Technology Needs to be Facebook-ized

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And Be Like Mark: Take the Facebook Approach. Think about Facebook for a moment. Marketing technology has come a long way since the fictional Harry Crane got a mainframe installed at Sterling Cooper.

New research shows Facebook impacting behaviors in formative years

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My friend Mark Schaefer wrote a provocative piece in this very space yesterday about why Facebook will become the most dangerous company on earth. When we talk about social media in this country we are talking about Facebook, plain and simple. Facebook) is remarkable, to say the least.

35 experts weigh-in: How we create influence on Facebook

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So I asked a few of my friends … What do you think it takes to become powerful on Facebook? Facebook forces companies and people to compete for attention pixel-by-pixel. To create real influence on Facebook, community managers need to be present when the fans are ready to talk.