7 Ways B2Bers Can Rock Lead Gen Via Social Media

Act-On

Social media is one of best ways to get leads. In Ascend2’s 2015 Leads Nurturing Trends Survey , social media holds third place for the most effective online channel for generating leads. The view gets even better if you look at cost per lead. 1) Get smart with LinkedIn.

Lead Gen: A proposed replacement for BANT

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet According to the MarketingSherpa 2012 Lead Generation Benchmark Report , 24% of marketers ask a timeline-to-purchase question on their lead capture forms. Q: Please select the most important fields that you need to collect from your leads on the lead generation form.

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B2B Paid Content Distribution: Facebook vs. LinkedIn

Contently

We only want to use LinkedIn.” I get the instinct to assume LinkedIn is the only worthwhile place to pay for content distribution if you’re a B2B company. LinkedIn has incredible ad targeting for B2B brands. On LinkedIn, it’s pretty much required.

43 Bright Ideas for Promoting Your Lead Gen Content

Hubspot

So you just created a piece of content for lead generation -- congrats! . Did you know, tweets with images generate 55% more leads than Tweets without images?!). LinkedIn. 38) Use LinkedIn’s Sponsored Updates feature to promote the Company Page update related to the content.

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8 Ways to Transform LinkedIn from Just Another Time Suck to a Qualified Lead-Gen Machine

Marketing Action

While many B2B marketers continue to question the effectiveness of most social media platforms, LinkedIn stands apart. There are LinkedIn successes – and then you have people like Lewis Howes , who started a seven-figure business by leveraging LinkedIn in multiple ways.

5 Underutilized LinkedIn Features B2B Marketers May Be Missing Out On

KoMarketing Associates

LinkedIn has been found to be the most effective social media lead generator for B2B marketers, with 60-80% of those surveyed (depending on the study) stating that they have gotten real leads from the platform. Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile With These 10 Key Elements.

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How We Drive Quality Leads With Ungated Content On LinkedIn

bizible

LinkedIn is a powerful place to market to a business audience. Every B2B persona should include job titles and professional skills, which happens to perfectly match LinkedIn’s targeting options. Here’s some information on how to create great B2B personas with LinkedIn.

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LinkedIn Adds Display Network and Lead Gen Suite

KEO Marketing

LinkedIn has just unveiled a new suite of products aimed at business-to-business (B2B) marketers, and it looks like this could mean big things for marketers, especially those looking to maximize their online marketing budgets.

Lead Generation via Influencers and Experts in 4 Steps

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet Proactively building relationships with influencers and industry experts and is a powerful way to generate leads and positive word of mouth (WOM). You can also use tools like Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Alerts.

What Does Success Look Like On LinkedIn Ads? A Close Look At Our Best And Worst Performing LinkedIn Ads

bizible

LinkedIn Ads, while appealing in concept, has a lot of B2B marketers confused. Targeting an audience using professional criteria, such as job title or professional skills, while they are also in the right mindset (no cat videos on LinkedIn! Three Of Our Top Performing LinkedIn Ads.

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How To Use Social Media To Convert More B2B Leads With Daniel Kushner

Act-On

On a recent Rethink Podcast, he discusses how to use social media to convert more B2B leads. And the question was: ‘How many leads?’ It’s all about the number of leads. Am I generating leads? Is social media helping push leads down the funnel?

8 Killer Tips for Harnessing the Power of SlideShare

Act-On

Business owners are receiving 500 percent more traffic from SlideShare than from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn. It can fuel growth, generate leads, and capture more organic traffic as you establish your company as a thought leader in your space.

How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 2

Biznology

In my last post , I started to show how even the most recognized social media and social selling authors, experts, and consultants are getting LinkedIn wrong. Here is the actual LinkedIn summary for Judy Schramm , CEO of ProResource Inc., There was no lead validation and qualification.

8 Examples of B2B Businesses Managing Powerful LinkedIn Pages

KoMarketing Associates

There’s no doubt that LinkedIn is one of the most effective social media lead generators for B2B marketers, offering businesses the chance to tell their brand story in a unique and meaningful way. These are two questions that you should aim to answer on your LinkedIn Company Page.

Lead Nurturing: You can’t automate trust

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet I recently had coffee to catch up with my friend Jill Konrath and we were talking about new opportunities, ideas for the improvement of lead nurturing and I’m currently pondering my next book. If you’re not familiar with Jill, she’s the best-selling author, sales guru and is a featured keynote speaker at companies like LinkedIn, HubSpot and many others. As you might guess, we both experienced lead nurturing follow-up after those visits. Build trust with lead nurturing.

How to Use LinkedIn to Generate Leads

B2B Lead Generation Blog

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. But if you’re looking for an easy lead source, you won’t find it here. Here are some ways to make the most of LinkedIn for lead generation: 1. Create a polished and personally branded profile on LinkedIn.

The Time-Crunched Marketer's Guide to Creating Lead-Gen Offers

Hubspot

But the more landing pages you have, the more opportunities you have to generate leads. Well, before you generate leads, before you create a landing page, before you even craft your call-to-action, you need something to offer your leads.

4 Genius Ways to Use LinkedIn Group Statistics for Lead Gen

Hubspot

One of the coolest new features that LinkedIn recently launched is the ability to access statistics of any LinkedIn Group you want to join or are currently a part of. Here are 4 ways you can use LinkedIn's Group Statistics to optimize your business' lead generation efforts.

8 Lead Generation Ideas for Startups

PureB2B

Lead generation can be challenging for startup companies. As you build your business and its operations, you need to employ effective, scalable lead generation techniques to keep your sales funnel filled as your requirements and capacities increase.

How to Craft Perfect Posts for Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter [SlideShare]

Hubspot

Select Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. To walk you through the mechanics of a successful status update on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, I developed the following presentation. LinkedIn Best Practices. Let''s look at the LinkedIn-specific best practices.

2013 Year in Review: Top 6 focus areas for B2B marketers this year

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet As the holiday season quickly approaches an end, and marketers prepare to make 2014 their best year yet, we pulled together the top blog posts on the B2B Lead Roundtable Blog to share the most popular topics, chosen by marketers just like you. Use social media to generate leads and connect with prospects. This post was the most tweeted B2B Lead Roundtable Blog post in 2013 with, at the time of this writing, 199 shares. Capitalizing on email for lead gen.

How to Craft Perfect Posts for Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter [SlideShare]

Hubspot

I don''t know about you, but I''m tired of hearing "social media gurus" compare the effectiveness of Twitter versus LinkedIn, or Facebook versus Twitter, or Linkedin versus Facebook, or whatever other comparison you bring to the table. LinkedIn Best Practices.

8 Lead Generation Ideas for Startups

PureB2B

Lead generation can be challenging for startup companies. As you build your business and its operations, you need to employ effective, scalable lead generation techniques to keep your sales funnel filled as your requirements and capacities increase.

Building a Demand Gen Tribe: The Seth Godin Lead Gen Program

Smashmouth Marketing

LinkedIn Groups. Lead with leaders. Find the leaders of your tribe and get them to lead by example. Be it Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn Groups, or your blog.

A Complete Strategic and Tactical Sales Guide

HG Data

A friend of HG Data published this very useful reference – The Sales Development Bible – all about managing lead-generation teams and monetizing the leads they produce. You can contact and learn more about Mike via his LinkedIn profile. . Technology and data are great, but good selling techniques and good sales management cannot be overlooked.

Make Lead Generation Quicker And More Efficient With This Simple Tool

Leadspace

Few things can be more frustrating in B2B lead generation than the experience many in sales sometimes encounter – particularly SDRs. Why can’t marketing provide you with enough qualified leads? At times like this, B2B lead generation feels like eating soup with a fork.

13 Brands Using LinkedIn Company Page Features the Right Way

Hubspot

Back in November, I set out to write a post to highlight businesses that were using LinkedIn's company page features effectively. As a marketer, particularly if you're in the B2B game, how could you not leverage that awesome lead generation potential ?

How to Use LinkedIn Emails to Generate Loads of Leads

Hubspot

Earlier this year, a HubSpot study found that when it comes to generating leads, LinkedIn is 277% more effective than Twitter and Facebook. The tricky thing with LinkedIn is that there isn't just one single place to attract leads. What are LinkedIn Announcements?

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.

Lead Gen Tips: Use Google to Search LinkedIn

Smashmouth Marketing

Since I was spouting all about LinkedIn at Chris Brogan's New Marketing Experience last month, he has recently been on a LinkedIn crusade to find all the tips and tricks burried inside. Although I love taking a little credit, his recent articles have been full of LinkedIn Goodness.

LinkedIn Launches Company Follow Button (How to Add It Now)

Hubspot

Looking to generate more followers for your awesomely optimized LinkedIn Company Page ? (It This morning, LinkedIn made it just a little bit easier to generate company followers with the launch of its new follow button. No navigating to the LinkedIn website required!

LinkedIn B2B Lead Generation Roundtable Group Turns One

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Last year, I launched the B2B Lead Gen Roundtable Group on LinkedIn. It started with a simple goal: to create a group to discuss and share ideas that focus on the many aspects of B2B lead generation such as lead nurturing, lead management, teleprospecting, social media and more. Join the B2B Lead Gen Roundtable on LinkedIn

LinkedIn Lead Gen Tip: When a Face Makes the Difference

Smashmouth Marketing

Guest Post from Gareth Morfill, Inside Sales Blackbelt at Green Leads. If they have a photo in their LinkedIn profile, look at it. Looking at the photo means you have to look at their LinkedIn profile first -- scan it. If you were talking to a prospect face to face, do you think that would make you pitch any differently? More confidently? We feel that it absolutely does.

Lead Gen Strategies: Sales People Should Be Selling, NOT Prospecting

Smashmouth Marketing

This past week a prospect commented that she wanted to explore a third-party lead gen program because their sales reps were spending too much time prospecting and not selling. She said that if they had enough leads they would be SELLING and CLOSING -- not having to do lead gen.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity

What’s the key to generating more inbound marketing leads? B2B buyers are most likely to share useful vendor content via email (79%), followed by LinkedIn (53%), Twitter (39%) and Facebook (18%). Social media may be good for 99 things, but lead generation ain’t one of them.

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SnapApp of the Week: CEB's 54% Increase in LinkedIn Click-Throughs

SnapApp

Getting prospects to engage on LinkedIn can be difficult. CEB markets primarily to executives, so LinkedIn has been a great channel for their lead gen efforts. SnapApp helped the CEB marketing team make their jobs easier and brought in better, more qualified leads.

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Lead Gen Tips: Find LinkedIn Names That Aren't In Your Network

Smashmouth Marketing

Most sales people today have found that using LinkedIn as a research tool to identify specific prospects has been a fantastic way to find the needle in a haystack of potential leads. If you have any LinkedIn tips, or Lead Gen Tips in general, please share them

Top 10 Posts on B2B Lead Gen for 2010

The Point

Blog Makeover Nets Sales Leads for Software Company. How to Answer a Question: 5 Tips for Making the Most of LinkedIn. In fact, I’ve written much more in the last 12 months about social media and lead nurturing, yet many of those posts didn’t make the cut.

Lead Gen 2.0 - Social Media & Search Alone Won't Attract C-Level Buyers

Smashmouth Marketing

Lead generation in the world of b2b can be enhanced by social media, especially with early adopters, techies and the net-gen crowd. Some are using twitter and LinkedIn , and some have great staff members who are passing the value up the chain. Call it Lead Gen 2.0,

Lead Gen 2.0 - Social Media & Search Alone Won't Attract C-Level Buyers

Smashmouth Marketing

Lead generation in the world of b2b can be enhanced by social media, especially with early adopters, techies, and the net-gen crowd. Some are using twitter and LinkedIn , and some have great staff members who are passing the value up the chain. Call it Lead Gen 2.0,