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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. Whether you turn these moments of opportunity into high-quality leads is up to you. B2B marketers who use Twitter generate twice as many leads as those who don’t.

8 Powerful Tips for Going Viral on LinkedIn Pulse

Act-On

Somebody publishes a post on LinkedIn, and nearly overnight it goes viral, soliciting massive amounts of traffic, shares, and comments — and, consequently, a sharp spike in both leads and sales. There is some confusion about posting previously published content to LinkedIn Pulse.

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26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics

Webbiquity

Indisputably the largest business-oriented social network, LinkedIn has emerged as a crucial site for professional networking, B2B marketing, hiring and job seeking. How can individuals use LinkedIn most effectively, whether for personal branding, job seeking or networking?

10 Ways to Misbehave on LinkedIn

Act-On

If we happen to be in sales or consulting, or if we might want a new job soon, the stakes get higher. I’m talking about stuff an otherwise sane person, in a moment of weakness (or in the desperation to make a sale or land a client), might be susceptible to. LinkedIn is not Facebook.

How to build your social selling system with LinkedIn and Twitter

Biznology

It’s no longer enough to do social media marketing and hope that your company’s inbound marketing strategy generates leads, which turn into qualified prospects and eventual buyers. Whether you are in sales or marketing, you must stand out against competitors.

How to Spot a Lead on Twitter [Flowchart]

Hubspot

This post originally appeared on HubSpot's Sales Blog. To read more content like this, subscribe to Sales. To many salespeople, "social selling" equates to "LinkedIn." Use it to save time and prioritize your Twitter engagement.).

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Why The Analysts Are Wrong About Twitter’s Ad Platform

Digital B2B Marketing

60% said Facebook delivers the best ROI, 25% picked LinkedIn and just 5% chose Twitter. Sell Twitter. They expect Twitter’s stock price to fall to $32 (it closed at $62.53 And Twitter will be just fine. Why Media Buyers Don’t Like Twitter.

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. Whether you turn these moments of opportunity into high-quality leads is up to you. B2B marketers who use Twitter generate twice as many leads as those who don’t.

Who should own lead generation for a complex sale?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

So, who should own B2B lead generation: sales, marketing or both? Sales and marketing aren’t doing a great job of executing lead generation because they both believe it’s the others job. Companies don’t typically call what salespeople do “lead generation” or “demand generation.” Even with the increase of content marketing and inbound marketing, I find salespeople get stuck carrying the load of prospecting for their leads. Lead Generation

New B2B Persona Research From Salesforce and LinkedIn Study

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Starting in the fall of 2014, Salesforce started to analyze more than 15 million data points, spanning a four-year period, from two of the largest B2B databases: Data.com and LinkedIn. That’s the reverse, such as they were in support, and now they moved over into sales, hence making them a part of our persona. Mathew Sweezey: So I am @msweezey on Twitter. Lead Nurturing: 5 Useful Tactics to Get More Opportunities. Lead Generation

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 Twitter Tricks for B2Bers Who Want to Up Their Game

Act-On

Here: Twitter is old school. That’s not an entrenched belief, but I’m sure you’ve heard a rumor or two of how Twitter has been losing ground over the last year. I’m thinking of when Fizzle pondered if Twitter was still effective (they concluded it was ), or when The New Yorker wrote about “ The End of Twitter ” due to its management woes. Compared to rapid-growth social media networks like Snapchat, Twitter is in kinda shaky territory.

5 Really Good Reasons LinkedIn Bought SlideShare

Modern Marketing

LinkedIn has decided to purchase SlideShare for $119 million in cash and stock. If you’re scratching your head on just why LinkedIn would spend all that dough on SlideShare, let me offer five big reasons. It Makes LinkedIn More Engaging. While LinkedIn started out essentially as the combo of an online resume and rolodex, it’s tried a variety of tactics to make the site itself more sticky by getting people to share content. Disclaimer: LinkedIn is an Eloqua customer.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity

A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. We’re proud to acknowledge these 50 women from 41 different organizations as the top #Nifty50 women of technology on Twitter for 2012. Liz also writes the Lead With Intuition blog.

Is Anyone Leading Lead Management?

ViewPoint

Sales Lead Management is a complicated process. Sales lead management is a tough subject to truly get your arms around. There are dozens of outside vendors who say they manage some portion of the sales lead process and more than two dozen internal departments that contribute to the process and the decision making. There may be a half-dozen outside vendors managing some aspects of lead management: Sales Lead Management and Fulfillment Firm.

The Basics of LinkedIn Marketing

Content Standard

Back when it started, LinkedIn was a simple digital Rolodex. LinkedIn is where professionals go to find jobs, learn more about their industries, and research prospective companies. Today, about a quarter of all online adults use LinkedIn, according to Pew Research Center.

5 Ways to Expand Lead Nurturing Beyond the Inbox

The Point

Email may still be the workhorse in how B2B companies build relationships, maintain awareness, qualify leads and nudge prospects along the sales cycle, but these days, it pays to think about “lead nurturing” as more just an email campaign.

12 Examples of B2B Companies Managing Impactful Twitter Profiles

KoMarketing Associates

Nowadays, Twitter, its tweets, and hashtags seem to be everywhere around us. An impressive amount of individuals as well as groups and brands are leveraging Twitter to deliver messages (in 140 characters or less!) Twitter Profile : @Intel. Twitter Profile : @Cisco.

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity

Cheryl and I thought it would be a great idea to collaborate on this special social media project—and so the process began for creating the 2011 #Nifty50 List of Top Twitter Women. One source of inspiration was Twitter’s Top 75 Badass Women by Diana Adams ( @adamsconsulting ) and Amy D.

What is a Marketing-Qualified Lead? What MQL Really Means

Act-On

Definitions were set, processes were tested, sales and executives bought in across the board, and the panacea of the Lead Marketing Funnel brought peace to all. Marketing Qualified Lead (MQL ). The term is broadly used across marketing and sales. Lead Scoring for MQLs.

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10 Groups to Join on LinkedIn if You’re in Marketing

Act-On

With over 450 million users in 200 countries, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. From growing your business connections, learning best practices, and staying up to date on trends, LinkedIn is a one-stop-shop for marketers looking to advance their skills and career.

Top 50 B2B Marketing Influencers On Twitter

Marketing Insider Group

Who are the top B2B Marketing influencers on twitter? The list is not in any particular order and I’ve created a B2B Marketing Influencers Twitter list as well. Marketing automation, social campaigns, inbound marketing, sales apps, ROI reporting – all in one place.

The Eight Best Online Tools for Sales Professionals

Webbiquity

It’s hardly news that B2B sales and marketing teams aren’t always on the same page. And it’s not just arguments over lead quality. According to research from IDC , over 40% of all marketing materials aren’t used by sales teams. Sales Tools.

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Chalk Talks: Personalizing Video for Your Sales Outreach

Vidyard

And smart salespeople know that video isn’t just engaging – it’s also one of the easiest ways you can add personalization to your sales cadence. I’m a Sales Development Manager here at Vidyard! There are two types of videos you can use in your sales cadence.

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

Hubspot

LinkedIn is a highly valuable tool to network with like-minded professionals. You have more power at your disposal with LinkedIn than you might realize. That's because LinkedIn has a powerful ads platform. How to Run LinkedIn Ad Campaigns. LinkedIn Ad Reporting.

Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Twitter came of age in 2010, growing at a scorching pace —from 75 million users at the beginning of the year to more than 190 million by the end of December. And that leads to questions, like: What are the best ways to attract more (relevant) followers? Twitter Tools.

Integrating RSS Feeds, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, a Primer for Managing your Social Media Time Efficiently

NuSpark

I’m taking a break from the usual material on lead generation strategy and tactics to do a post on managing my social media time. Accounts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Search and install the following extensions: Gooce+ that lets you view your LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter feeds from Google+. Facebook and Twitter. LinkedIn sharing. In the Name field, type LinkedIn.

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3 Steps for Effective Sales Lead Follow Up (none are the Hail Mary)

ViewPoint

The ways sales executives follow up on leads is a little like trying to win games with the Hail Mary. There are three main reasons why sales rep follow-up on leads is relatively ineffective: The leads suck. They simply don’t know how to follow-up a lead.

Integrating RSS Feeds, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, a Primer for Managing your Social Media Time Efficiently

NuSpark

I’m taking a break from the usual material on lead generation strategy and tactics to do a post on managing my social media time. Accounts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Search and install the following extensions: Gooce+ that lets you view your LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter feeds from Google+. Facebook and Twitter. LinkedIn sharing. In the Name field, type LinkedIn.

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Lead Generation Lies That are Wreaking Havoc with Your Sales

ViewPoint

Last August I wrote a blog for Top Sales World titled “Lead Generation Hogwash: The Top 7 Lies.”. I detailed 7 lies to be aware of to avoid a lead generation disaster (read the blog for the specifics): Any list will do. Automated systems accurately score (prioritize) leads. More leads are better than fewer leads. A form completion is a lead. Their fear that you’ll turn on the hard sale based on that form is one reason they lie. Leads suck.

How to Generate Qualified Leads and Delight Your Sales Team

bizible

We know the age-old process: the marketing team delivers a bunch of leads to sales team and pats themselves on the back for hitting their leads goals. The sales team follows up, but only closes a small percentage of the leads they received.

Five Reasons Why Sales Strategy Doesn’t Work for Many Small Businesses

Webbiquity

Many small companies fail to achieve desired sales goals despite having adequate resources. Although each one of them faces unique challenges, the following are some common pitfalls that eventually lead to the failure despite a sound sales strategy. Lack of Lead Segmentation.

Youth, Lead Quality, Social Selling, Inside Sales and Outbound Marketing

ViewPoint

Nick Stein, Vision Critical, Youth Meets Experience in Sales Force. Click to start video at this point —The young people entering the sales force are changing the dynamic between managers and their reps. Not so long ago, managers and their sales team were in one centralized location. But with the rapid growth in technology, a manager’s sales team can be spread out. Matt Heinz, Heinz Marketing, The Quality of Sales Leads is Abysmal.

10 Most Popular B2B Lead Blog Posts of 2016

B2B Lead Generation Blog

I’ve compiled a list of the 10 most popular and shared posts on the B2B Lead Blog, chosen by marketers, just like you, to help you get ready to have a great 2017. My methodology was compiling the aggregate social shares across Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+.

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B2B Sales and Marketing Trends for 2015

Great B2B Marketing

At the beginning of each year, my team and I publish a report on significant trends in B2B sales and marketing. We see many B2B companies adopting an end-to-end marketing and sales framework that: Attributes new revenue to specific lead sources.

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Expert Tips for Optimizing LinkedIn for Lead Generation

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jason Miller There are certain go-to experts when it comes to LinkedIn strategies for b2b marketing professionals and Neal Schaffer is always at the top of that list. Marketo: What are your top tips for a company to build an engaging and well optimized LinkedIn business page?

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list.

Need More B2B Sales Leads? Ignore This Research

Webbiquity

According to recent research conducted by InsideSales.com and reported by MarketingProfs , websites, blogs and search are among the most effective tactics for both lead generation and brand awareness. The single leading source of traffic for most b2b websites remains organic search.

10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog

The Point

Here are 10 proven ways to generate more leads from your blog. Therefore, the #1 way to drive blog traffic, and more sales leads, is to ensure that 1) the title of each post is optimized for search, and that 2) the language drives interest and engagement.

How to Use LinkedIn to Generate and Qualify B2B Leads

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jason Miller LinkedIn is often considered a jobseeker-only social media platform. As a result, B2B marketers sometimes overlook the professional social media site’s ability to support lead generation and qualification. LinkedIn Content Description.