How most Social Media experts are wrong about LinkedIn

Biznology

I’ve read from many social media experts (including Jay Baer ) that you should take a scattershot approach to LinkedIn. More Reasons Why I Disagree With Most Social Media Expert’s Shotgun Approach When You Have a High Priced Solution.

There is no community on social media

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

And when I saw that headline reporting on a speech provided by a Forrester executive , it made me pause. I am generally a fan of Forrester and their research but this observation has me dumbfounded. Which leads me to this final point on the nature of social media community … 4.

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The New Market for Social Media Consultants

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To date, most social media consultants have focused on helping organizations use social networks for marketing and customer service. What is social collaboration? Yammer is an enterprise social network used by employees or businesses to share, collaborate, and innovate.

Real examples of how account-based marketing & selling is driving higher revenues on LinkedIn

Biznology

Many social media and social selling experts say “volume” is the key to success on social media platforms like LinkedIn. And, the same thing happens when you do not take a rifle approach and focus on targeted audiences on LinkedIn.

39 More (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity

The notion of using social media for business has gone from cutting edge to commonplace in an amazingly short time. And for those laggard firms still resisting social media, recent changes by Google now make it all but imperative. Social Media Marketing Tips and Tactics.

Test Your Digital IQ with Mark Schaefer’s Social Media Quiz

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How much do you know about social media platforms, facts and trends? Take out a piece of paper and write down your 20 answers to this fun social media quiz! A famous 1999 book prophesized the human-to-human sharing economy that we now know as the social web.

5 Myths of Social Media Marketing

Marketing Action

Have you tied your social media efforts to a positive ROI? Or, have you heard claims that social media marketing just isn’t worth the effort for B2B companies? Myth #1: Social Media is Only for B2C Companies. Not so, says that Forrester report.

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. How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing? How are B2B marketers using social media differently from their B2C counterparts?

55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. 500 companies now call social media “very&# or “somewhat&# important to their marketing or business strategy.

Marketers need to play a stronger sales enablement role on LinkedIn

Biznology

Earlier this year, LinkedIn set out to determine which departments wield the most influence over B2B buyers across a number of different sectors. Even though marketers have the most pull as they add the most value, we have found that in many cases, marketing’s influence on LinkedIn is minimal.

Social Media Audiences Are Great, But Email Audiences Are Better

Act-On

Which would you rather have: 3,000 email newsletter subscribers or 30,000 social media followers? You know that while social media represents a vast potential audience, the engagement rates are awful. Step one: Organic reach on social and deliverability for email.

What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity

The explosion of social media has led to a corresponding need for more sophisticated monitoring tools that can crawl the hundreds of social networking and bookmarking sites and millions of blogs across the globe. You can find a list of more than 150 social media monitoring tools here or close to 200 here , but—that can seem overwhelming. Social Mention. If Google Alerts had been developed with a focus on social media, this would be it.

The Simple, 3-Step Process to Generating Leads and Revenue through Social Media Channels

Marketing Action

Social media is a huge opportunity for businesses to spread their message to a large number of people in a relatively short amount of time. Facebook click rates are unimpressive, LinkedIn sponsored posts are quite expensive, and tweets get lost in the mix.

Social media ROI sucks! (Or, you can prove anything if you send out a survey)

ViewPoint

Social media marketing is now precariously ensconced as a more-or-less mainstream marketing channel. Companies try to dutifully engage with customers and prospects on all the main social channels, plus as many of the secondary ones as possible.

The 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today

delicious b2bmarketing

Also, at my social media speaking engagements hither and yon I’m often asked what tools I use. So, I took a personal inventory and created this overview of the 39 social media tools I use daily. Mobile access to the social Web is a virtual requirement to do it well.

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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. They can research and explore vendor information across a range of platforms and social networks.

78 Tweetable Moments From Social Media Plus #SMPlus

B2B Marketing Insider

This week I attended the Social Media Plus conference in downtown Philadelphia, PA and for the second year in a row, the organizers of the event did an amazing job bringing together some of the best minds in social media in both the speakers and the attendees. LauraDuran: Social media marketing means “engaging with customers” and “driving business” – must do both says @jasonfalls via @BrennerMichael. Forrester Study.

Is social media effective for B2B lead generation?

Sales Lead Insights

What’s all this have to do with social media? I have been working hard, for at least a couple of years now, trying to use social media to measurably move the needle in regard to generating B2B sales leads and driving B2B sales. I’m sad to say I’m not seeing anything beyond anecdotal results, either from my own extensive social marketing efforts, or from those of my clients. I think that thought applies to social media.

Are marketers getting lost in the Dark Funnel?

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The rise of online and social marketing and the vast distribution of content have added another level of complexity to what we used to think of as a sales funnel. Before the explosion of social media and content marketing, marketers probably knew the answers to these questions.

Ascent of the social media climbers: Klout goes mainstream

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Because this excellent piece from Boston Globe reporter Beth Teitell represents one of the first times the concept of social scoring systems like Klout have jumped into the mainstream media. Here is Beth’s fine article: Ascent of the social-media climbers.

Why You Should Consider Using Twitter for B2B Leads

Act-On

Every day there are new B2B opportunities waiting for you on Twitter, LinkedIn and the other social media channels. – Social Media Today , 2014. Using Act-On’s Social Media Prospector tool, he recently won a sale with the Dallas Mavericks.

12 Social Media Tools for B2B Pre-Event Marketing

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Whether it’s a webinar or a multi-day conference, leveraging social media can help event organizers extend an event’s visibility, attendance and pre-event conversations. LinkedIn Events Setting up an event in LinkedIn is a fairly simple process.

Is Your Social Media Strategy Dynamic?

Marketing Action

Social media, once the province of teenagers and the PR people who work for celebrities, crossed the chasm some time back and has become so mainstream that your grandmother probably has a Twitter handle. Her points underscore a key proposition: Social media is extremely dynamic.

27 surprising facts about salespeople who are Social Selling

Biznology

Social Selling is the use of social media to interact directly with prospects, to answer questions and offer thoughtful content until the prospect is ready to buy. Social selling is not hard selling. Here are 27 facts about salespeople who are Social Selling.

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B2B Social Media Marketing -- Does It Work?

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Log in now ClickZ Interactive Marketing Events Search Engine Watch Search Marketing Conferences Subscribe to Newsletter Subscribe to RSS Feeds Free Webcasts Members Area Forums Advertise You are here: SEW Home › Experts › Social Media Marketing › B2B Social Media Marketing -- Does It Work? Real-Time Activity Stream B2B Social Media Marketing -- Does It Work? How have you seen B2B social media marketing in use?

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How Social Media Helps Marketing, PR, And Sales Become Better Friends

B2B Marketing Insider

I am always trying to address the big issues in B2B marketing—such as integrated marketing, demand generation, and social media—but somehow, the topic comes back around to the relationship between sales and marketing. The answer is social media. Social Media

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How to Leverage LinkedIn for Lead Generation and Recruitment

Marketing Action

Though it might lack the flair its younger siblings on social possess (Facebook, Twitter, et al.), In fact, Forbes reports content sharing on LinkedIn rose by 15% in the third quarter of 2013, at a rate faster than larger content-sharing giants such as Facebook and Twitter.

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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Social Media Hierarchy of Needs - Best Practices for ROI Success

The ROI Guy

From our social media ROI studies, analyzing the investment, popularity, practices and results of social media marketing for the Fortune 500, and select small / medium companies, a key indicator to social media ROI success was level of engagement.

6 Social Media Predictions for 2014

Marketing Action

If you are, like me, an avid user of Facebook and Twitter, you might think about social media and the path it will take in the year to come. Forrester gives social even more weight, declaring that fully 100% of business decision-makers use social media for work purposes.

16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats

Webbiquity

But, seemingly in support of Kundera’s quote above, Forrester Research says marketers are the ““sole source of sustainable competitive advantage.”. 2: 47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts. #3: 6: 49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts. #7:

Best of 2009: Social Media Marketing, Part 1

Webbiquity

With the rapidly increasing use of social media tools for marketing and PR comes growing pressure to demonstrate results. But what metrics are really most appropriate for social media measurement? How can you monitor everything that’s being said about your company, competitors and key industry topics across the social media landscape without spending a fortune on monitoring software? A free DIY approach to social media by iMedia Connection.

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Should Social Marketing Still Get Your Vote?

Act-On

First, let me start by saying that I get social. I was in a variety of product and marketing leadership roles from 2007-2016 for a leading company in the “social business” space, Jive Software. In 2009–2013 throwing money into social with a soft (or no) ROI was acceptable.

The Opportunity Social Media Offers Manufacturers

MLT Creative

The manufacturing industry has been somewhat slow to accept social media as a marketing tool. This is largely because it can be difficult to see how social media plays into the larger business-to-business (B2B) marketing strategy.

What is the Social Enterprise?

Modern Marketing

Welcome to the Social Enterprise,” it declared. The sign introduced a question that would linger on the minds of attendees and that Salesforce executives would try to answer: “Just what exactly is a social enterprise?”. Is it all about social CRM? What is the Social Enterprise?

Top 50 B2B Marketing Influencers On Twitter

B2B Marketing Insider

To answer this question, I looked at a variety of factors including twitter followers, profiles that included “B2B marketing,” the focus of their tweets including the hashtag # B2BMarketing , as well as a variety of social scoring tools using the keyword. Social Media Bouncer.

Top 32 B2B Marketing Posts and Hot Topics of Social Media Forecast

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Five Big Shifts in Social Media Marketing - Webbiquity , April 19, 2010 Social media reflects a larger trend toward buyer empowerment that has changed not only the practice but the underlying philosophies of marketing over the past several years. In the end, you knew if you had briefings with Yankee Group, Gartner, Forrester, Jupiter and Meta Group, you had your bases covered.

Why You Should Consider Using Twitter for B2B Leads

Act-On

Every day there are new B2B opportunities waiting for you on Twitter, LinkedIn and the other social media channels. – Social Media Today , 2014. Using Act-On’s Social Media Prospector tool, he recently won a sale with the Dallas Mavericks.

12 Examples of B2B Companies Managing Impactful Twitter Profiles

KoMarketing Associates

As a matter of fact, an estimated 310 million active users per month have propelled Twitter to number two on the list of most popular social networks, behind Facebook. Additional research shows us that Twitter outperforms LinkedIn and Facebook 9 to 1 for lead generation. Forrester.

Gamification of the Sales Process

Sales Intelligence View

According to Forrester, gamers span just about every demographic. 59% of “social gamers&# (like Farmville…) are women. 23% of the “social gamers&# are Boomers between 45 and 65 years old. Engagement on social media. What is Gamification?