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. Facebook. Facebook for B2B Marketing?

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.

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How to Align Content Marketing & Social Media Strategies for the Most Effective Amplification

ScribbleLive

Content marketing and social media go hand-in-hand, and sometimes the two disciplines seem interchangeable. For many smaller marketing teams, content and social media marketing are owned and operated by the same person/function, while larger marketing teams separate the two functions entirely. And social media provides content creators with listening capabilities and a delivery mechanism. Below are some tips to unite content and social media.

21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

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.

Social media strategy leaders: Sarah Nilson

Biznology

Welcome to the next post in a series celebrating leaders in social media strategy. I am happy to introduce Sarah Nilson , Corporate Web Strategy Specialist at QuintilesIMS , a biopharma and healthcare data and privacy company.

Generating Leads from a Facebook Fan/Business Page Engagement Strategy

NuSpark

Facebook and B2B lead generation. Have you considered Facebook as a channel for lead generation? Yes I know the jury is still out, but you can’t deny the power of Facebook as it relates to brand building and audience reach. All Facebook pages can like related business pages.

5 Brands with Highly Successful Facebook Marketing Strategies

Content Standard

At this point, everyone and their mother (or, in my case, father ) has a Facebook. The social media phenomenon has infiltrated our culture over the past decade, becoming a vital part of our daily routines. Yes, that means Facebook comes before coffee. Marketing Social Media

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9 Proven Tactics of a Successful Local Facebook Marketing Strategy

Hubspot

billion active users, it might seem like turning followers into paying customers on Facebook would be easy. Unfortunately, targeting a local market on Facebook is a little more challenging than that. 9 Tactics for Your Local Facebook Marketing Strategy. With 2.2

5 Overlooked Features of Your Facebook Marketing Strategy

Content Standard

For months, your Facebook marketing strategy has been lagging—ignored and set aside—other marketing initiatives taking priority, your current strategy half-baked. There has to be more you can do to make sure your strategy is a cornerstone of your social media efforts.

Social media strategy leaders: Tory Starr

Biznology

Last month, I launched a new series here on Biznology , interviewing leaders in social media strategy. This month we speak with Tory Starr , Director of Social Media at WGBH. Very cool work history for this young woman who is now Director of Social Media for WGBH!

Video ads: Facebook or YouTube?

Vidyard

The most common types of video ads are previews before another piece of video content, ads in search engines, or paid media on social. November 2015 marked the first month where more videos were uploaded to Facebook than posts containing links to YouTube. The Video Strategy Workbook.

30+ Statistics Designed To Guide B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy in the New Year

KoMarketing Associates

While we realize that successful B2B marketing programs leverage a combination of investments, social media needs to remain in a part of that mix. Social Media Strategy and Budgeting. 82% of marketers agree that social media marketing is core to their business.

7 Essential Steps In Developing A B2B Social Media Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

As detailed in coverage earlier this year, CMO’s remain committed to growing their investment in social media. percent of their marketing budget on social media, they expect to increase this percentage to 12.9 Furthermore, B2B CMO’s foresee social media spending rising to 18.5 As investment in social media continues to be on the rise, B2B marketers also face greater pressure to attribute their programs to broader business outcomes and revenue.

Social media strategy leaders: Kerry Gallagher

Biznology

Welcome to the next post in a series celebrating leaders in social media strategy. These professionals are pioneers, laying the groundwork for future social media marketers. I’ve spoken with leaders in media, marketing technology, higher education and now finance!

Social media strategy leaders: Robert Bochnak

Biznology

How has your education and career brought you to where you are now, a leader in social media strategy? I am the Director of Social Media for the Harvard Business School Office of Alumni Relations. At that time, social media was one of a number of areas I covered in the job.

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

Webbiquity

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. Facebook Skeptics.

Social media strategy leaders: Lisa Marcyes

Biznology

How has your work brought you to where you are now, a leader in social media strategy? Loving the social aspect that communities offered so much, I transferred into a social media channel management role. I currently manage all of the social media marketing strategy for Marketo.

10 Reasons Brands Fail to Convert Facebook Fans into Paying Customers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Commerce Facebook Interactive Marketing Sales Social Media Social Networking Strategy. According to HubSpot, ninety three percent of adults on the Internet are on Facebook, yet only 1% of a brand’s Facebook fans will ever make their way to the company’s main website.

B2B Paid Content Distribution: Facebook vs. LinkedIn

Contently

A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting down with a prospective client from a large financial institution, trying to help the marketing team craft its 2017 content strategy. “We don’t think anyone’s looking for our content on Facebook.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. ” — Social Media Today.

Should you stop (organic) social media activity?

Biznology

Here’s the deal: your inability to crack the social media code and get more likes, retweets, and shares may not be you. ” Avinash’s post highlights social media posts from big-brand companies and breaks down their actual success metrics (rather than just focusing on likes).

Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity

Spread over paid search, video marketing, social media and other online channels , digital is expected to account for more than 46% of all advertising in the next five years. Cisco’s marketing strategy, both online and offline focuses on imagining and defining the future of the internet.

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Salesforce Simplifying B2B Facebook Marketing?

Navigate the Channel

Perhaps unjustly, Facebook has never been known as a hub for B2B lead generation. This is not for lack of potential – plenty of companies use Facebook for surfacing contact info. No longer – Salesforce Lead Analytics for Facebook brings the sales funnel together.

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Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity

You know the statistics : Facebook is the most popular method for sharing online content. 85% of B2B journalists are on Facebook. 61 of the world’s 100 largest companies maintain Facebook brand pages, as do 71% of B2B firms. Facebook Marketing Tips and Tactics.

3 Tips for Creating Great Posts on LinkedIn and Facebook

B2B Marketing Traction

It’s easy to add an update on LinkedIn and Facebook, right? Everything is more visual on social media. Facebook can pose some challenges for display of photos on company pages. I tend to be more factual on LinkedIn updates and more conversational on Facebook.

The Nine Best Facebook Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

Along with Google, Facebook is one of the giants of the Internet. According to recent research , 71% of all Internet users have a Facebook profile. 96% of B2C and and 88% of B2B companies use Facebook for marketing. ” — Social Media Examiner. Social Media Examiner.

Social media strategy leaders: an intro to the series

Biznology

This is my first post – the introduction to a series spotlighting leaders in social media strategy. The “social media manager” – job title was not common ten years ago. Since even Facebook was in its infancy in 2006, the title probably did not even exist.

Content Marketing Strategy? Think Like A Reporter

Webbiquity

However, companies with a documented content marketing strategy are three times as likely to say their efforts are “very” or “extremely” effective as those without one. So—creating a content marketing strategy is vital.

8 Steps To An Effective Social Media Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

Developing and executing a social media strategy is hard work. An effective social media strategy will drive more web traffic for you, help you build deeper customer relationships, and improve your customer satisfaction, retention and ultimately sales. Social Media

How to save your content marketing strategy from self-destruction

Tomorrow People

You need to be sure that you’re putting out great quality content in your marketing strategy that’s compelling enough to grip and engage the people you need to reach. Ready to take the bull by the horns and steer your content marketing strategy to pastures new?

Social Media: How Motorola Solutions uses Facebook to generate more engagement

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet If you think Facebook is no place for B2B marketers, think again. Facebook was one of the first places we started engaging on social media,” Belinda Hudmon, Senior Director, Global Digital Strategy and Operations, Motorola Solutions, said.

Facebook’s Algorithm: 3 Must-Know Changes

Modern B2B Marketing

Facebook is always tinkering with its algorithms and it can be challenging to keep track of everything. This summer, Facebook’s key updates included demoting spammers, screening out fake news, testing AI with a personal assistant “M,” as well as bringing emojis and new filters to Facebook Messenger. The name of the game for Facebook advertising is quickly becoming Facebook Messenger. directly through their Facebook messenger app.

Facebook’s Algorithm Change Is An Apocalyptic Move for Brands, Publishers, Users, and Facebook Itself

Contently

Whenever Facebook tweaks its algorithm and decreases the reach of news stories, publishers usually treat it like a lover’s quarrel. To be clear, this change isn’t just going to hurt publishers and marketers trying to reach audiences on Facebook.

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

The Point

Foremost amongst the competition are the big three social networks: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, all of which, to varying degrees, rely on advertising to monetize their huge user bases. Facebook. It seems only yesterday that “PPC advertising” was synonymous with Google AdWords.

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Why You Need A Content Marketing Strategy For Your Blog And Social Media Posts

Modern Marketing

In today’s digital marketing landscape, a growing number of social media platforms and channels are competing for a limited number of marketing resources. That’s why you need a content marketing strategy for your blog and social media posts.

5 Psychological Concepts That'll Strengthen Your Social Media Strategy

Hubspot

However, social media is changing more than just our immediate behavior. Any interaction your brand has with a potential customer on social media influences both their conscious and unconscious perception of your brand or company -- you probably know that already.

104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

Webbiquity

Despite all the hype about online, 67% of B2B content marketers consider event marketing to be their most effective strategy. As one would suspect, Facebook is the most popular method for sharing interesting content. 15 Social Media Marketing Stats. 7 Facebook Marketing stats.

Why C-Levels Need To Think Differently About Social Media Strategy

Modern Marketing

Don’t think customer service is an issue your social media team needs to worry about? Whether you’re prepared for it or not, social media affects more areas of your company than marketing alone. So what do you need to know as you begin evaluating your own strategy?

12 of the Best Facebook Post Ideas for Facebook Lead Generation

Hubspot

Most marketers know by now that Facebook is an important business tool for companies of every size and industry. But what about using Facebook for lead generation? And yet, we find that only about half of marketers use Facebook to source leads. Image Credit: Facebook.

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 90% of young adults—ages 18 to 29—use social media (compared to just 35% of those over age 65).