Marketing Interactions

Create B2B Buyer Personas that Inform Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Interactions

Do a search on LinkedIn for profiles that match your B2B buyer persona’s definition. The level of activity on LinkedIn – shares, posts written, things they’ve liked, etc.

How to Apply a B2B Buyer Persona to Your Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Interactions

If you look at what people say about them in LinkedIn recommendations, are they often referred to as mentors? If you read their LinkedIn profile, how do they see themselves? In a previous post, I shared a four-step process for creating in-depth B2B buyer personas.

20 Expert LinkedIn Guides

Webbiquity

LinkedIn has made dramatic changes to its platform over the past 18 months, making what was a rather plain but effective business networking tool into a content-rich, visually dynamic, more interactive professionally-focused social network. 7 Guides to Using LinkedIn for Career or Networking.

Are LinkedIn Groups experiencing a crisis?

Biznology

After all of the changes LinkedIn has made to groups, it’s no wonder LinkedIn users and social selling experts are questioning the value of LinkedIn groups for sales and marketing programs. What happened to LinkedIn groups? Are LinkedIn groups still worth your time?

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. LinkedIn Pulse is proving to be a valuable place to publish content, especially for B2B marketers.

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No!! LinkedIn Just Went Klout On Us!

Digital B2B Marketing

If you have viewed a LinkedIn profile in the last couple days, chances are you have seen a new box at the top of the page prompting you to endorse the individuals skills. Comparing LinkedIn to Klout The process to give someone +K on Klout is very similar to LinkedIn. +K-ers

Why this LinkedIn Ad Works: 2 Key Tips for Success

The Point

For many B2B Marketers, advertising on LinkedIn is becoming a demand generation staple. And perhaps it’s because of that simplicity that very few LinkedIn ads, in my view as a dedicated ad watcher, take full advantage of the channel with either copy or imagery that are truly engaging.

LinkedIn Has Opened the Content Marketing Floodgates

Digital B2B Marketing

LinkedIn has gone Tumblr on us and B2B content marketers are drooling. Finally, you can publish directly on LinkedIn, along with people like Bill Gates and Richard Branson. B2B Content Marketing Will Flood LinkedIn. LinkedIn doesn’t make it easy.

10 Ways to Misbehave on LinkedIn

Act-On

But LinkedIn in is a different story. Tis the season, but I beg you not to spread – or smear – political opinions on LinkedIn. Pretty much anywhere else on the web appears to be fair game (especially Twitter), but leave LinkedIn alone. LinkedIn is not Facebook.

How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 1

Biznology

In previous posts, I shared how CMOs at Xerox, Lithium, G2Crowd, Wiley, and XOJet are getting LinkedIn wrong as they simply focused on brand awareness, reach, and filling the funnel. Now, how do these topics relate back to driving demand for LinkedIn profile makeovers?

A guide to getting started on using hashtags on LinkedIn

Biznology

LinkedIn wants you to start using hashtags and I think it’s about time. Up until recently, hashtags were frowned upon when used on LinkedIn because they were a telltale sign of cross-posting content from Twitter (a big no-no). How do hashtags work on LinkedIn?

Why you need a strategic approach to your LinkedIn network

Biznology

Have you ever really stopped to think about who you are–or should be–connected to on LinkedIn and why? The power of your LinkedIn network is not just about how many connections you have. How your LinkedIn network affects social media efforts.

LinkedIn Just Went Into the Publishing Business

Digital B2B Marketing

A number of publishers and blogs covered the launch of LinkedIn’s new follow feature for 150 thought leaders or influencers over the last few weeks. However, labeling it the ability to follow thought leaders (as LinkedIn did) misses the real point.

How To View Any Profile On LinkedIn

Digital B2B Marketing

You look someone up on LinkedIn only to find they are a third degree connection (or not even!) LinkedIn profile access is even more restricted, today you now need a premium account to view third degree connections. Searching in LinkedIn, this is all I was able to see of his profile: 1.

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How to optimize your LinkedIn profile

Biznology

One of the questions I get asked the most on Quora relates to optimizing your LinkedIn profile. If you’re building a personal brand or want to become known as a subject matter expert in your industry, your LinkedIn profile is home base. Because Google and LinkedIn play well together, your LinkedIn profile may rank ahead of your website when someone searches for your business or name online. And if your LinkedIn profile looks like a copy-and-paste of your resume?

Social Lead Validation – The Missing Ingredient From Most Inbound LinkedIn Marketing Programs

Marketing Insider Group

The post Social Lead Validation – The Missing Ingredient From Most Inbound LinkedIn Marketing Programs appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. All sales leads are not equal.

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. By providing very specific, relevant content, our client is getting these leaders to join their exclusive LinkedIn community.

Go beyond brand awareness & drive revenue with LinkedIn

Biznology

This webinar featuring LinkedIn expert Kristina Jaramillo gives LinkedIn strategies to increase your revenue and not just your connections. How your LinkedIn marketing and social selling strategy should focus on the entire awareness-to-revenue customer lifecycle.

How LinkedIn Uses LinkedIn for Marketing [Infographic]

Hubspot

If you've applied for a job within the last several years, you've probably used LinkedIn somewhere along the way. Whether you're updating your resume, applying for a role, or communicating with a recruiter, LinkedIn has become a huge part of the modern job search.

How can you start using hashtags effectively on LinkedIn?

Biznology

Using hashtags on LinkedIn is one of those trends, and here’s how you can use them to your advantage. Weave hashtags into your LinkedIn profile, especially your summary and/or headline. The easiest way to make this change is to turn the keywords in your LinkedIn summary into hashtags.

7 Tips to Supercharge Your Content on LinkedIn Pulse

Act-On

It’s also probably no surprise that a huge majority of marketers (about 94 percent ) are using LinkedIn for content marketing and promotion … but not all of them are doing it effectively. Master LinkedIn Pulse: 7 Tips for Success. How many visuals should your LinkedIn post contain?

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. So how can companies most successfully use LinkedIn to generate more leads and sales? What’s the best way to start and grow a LinkedIn group?

10 of LinkedIn’s welcome new features

Biznology

In the past few months, LinkedIn has added quite a few new features that add more functionality and better usability both on desktop and the mobile application. Conversation-starters: This is a new function in the updated LinkedIn mobile application.

29 LinkedIn Tips for Professional Networking, Business & Marketing

Hubspot

In April, LinkedIn announced it had reached 500 million members, making it one of the most popular social networks for professionals and one of the top social networks overall. But are you using LinkedIn to its fullest potential? What Is LinkedIn? About LinkedIn.

Remember LinkedIn for social media marketing

Biznology

LinkedIn is not just an optional social network to use when you’re either between jobs or looking for a business upgrade. LinkedIn isn’t simply an SEO placeholder for your brand, your company, or your name. Completely Fill Out Your LinkedIn Profile.

How to get 67% more revenue opportunities using LinkedIn and not just leads that go nowhere

Biznology

When it comes to LinkedIn marketing and social selling, where do you think everyone’s focus is? LinkedIn marketing and social selling has become a volume play. And your efforts on LinkedIn are nothing more than a cost center.

Should businesses use LinkedIn groups or Slack for prospecting? Part 1

Biznology

If you’ve checked out your LinkedIn groups lately, you may notice that LinkedIn groups are not what they used to be. As much as I had hoped that LinkedIn’s changes to groups would have a positive effect, not much has changed in the user experience.

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

Marketing Insider Group

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. Content Marketing LinkedIn LinkedIn Marketing linkedin social selling social media marketing

How to Get Marketing Results from LinkedIn Group Discussions

B2B Marketing Traction

There is an art to getting followers and engagement on social media platforms like LinkedIn. The social media platform in question is LinkedIn. “I have a LinkedIn question. Last year I started an aggressive LinkedIn campaign. What LinkedIn changed In Groups.

How Even Social Media & Social Selling Experts Are Getting LinkedIn Wrong – Part 1

Marketing Insider Group

In previous posts, I shared how CMOs at Xerox, Lithium, G2Crowd, Wiley and XOJet are getting LinkedIn wrong as they are simply focused on brand awareness, reach and filling the funnel. Social Media LinkedIn LinkedIn Marketing linkedin social selling social selling

How to Get 67% More Revenue Opportunities Using LinkedIn and Not Just Leads That Go Nowhere

Marketing Insider Group

When it comes to LinkedIn […]. The post How to Get 67% More Revenue Opportunities Using LinkedIn and Not Just Leads That Go Nowhere appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media Kristina Jaramillo LinkedIn LinkedIn Marketing linkedin social selling social media marketingIn the “Ultimate Sales Machine”, Chet Holmes mentions that only 3% of your target market is ready to buy!

LinkedIn Sponsored Updates: The Best B2B Social Advertising Option Yet?

Digital B2B Marketing

If so, LinkedIn’s new Sponsored Updates may just change your mind. Up until now, advertising on LinkedIn was just advertising. With great targeting options, LinkedIn was compelling, but advertising opportunities didn’t fit the increasingly social framework of LinkedIn.

28 (of the) Best LinkedIn Marketing Guides of 2014

Webbiquity

As noted in several of the posts highlighted below, LinkedIn is no longer just a hangout for job-seeking professionals, who largely abandon it in between job searches. What type of content works best on LinkedIn? How can you make the most of LinkedIn groups?

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.

4 Reasons to Publish on a LinkedIn Blog

Writing on the Web

Do you know about LinkedIn blogs? And are you blogging yet on LinkedIn ? Since early 2014, LinkedIn opened its publishing platform to its 300+ million users. The importance of using a LinkedIn blog is that it will add dimension and help in building a well-documented profile.

IT Buyers Are Calling for a Change in How You Market & Sell to Them on LinkedIn

Marketing Insider Group

The post IT Buyers Are Calling for a Change in How You Market & Sell to Them on LinkedIn appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing B2B B2B Marketing LinkedIn LinkedIn Marketing linkedin social selling

Top 3 LinkedIn profile mistakes that professionals make

Biznology

When LinkedIn launched in 2002, it was met with a fair amount of scorn, derision, and outright mockery. However, despite the fact that a LinkedIn profile has now become part of the standard operating toolkit for professionals—especially for those in sales—the fact remains that in my observation, most professionals aren’t optimizing the value of their LinkedIn territory. Granted, some LinkedIn users guilty of this transgression aren’t being lazy (though admittedly, some are).

IT buyers are calling for a change in how you market & sell to them on LinkedIn

Biznology

According to LinkedIn ‘s report “The Social Bridge to the IT Committee,” B2B buyers seek insights and conversations with vendors on social media. So IT buyers are willing to reveal themselves and engage with B2B sales and marketing leaders on LinkedIn.

Should businesses use LinkedIn groups or Slack for prospecting? Part 2

Biznology

In my previous article, I introduced the up and coming Slack tool and how it serves as an alternative for LinkedIn , which is closing its groups. COULD LINKEDIN GROUPS MAKE A COMEBACK? WILL SLACK REPLACE LINKEDIN GROUPS?

Why aren’t you already cross-posting on LinkedIn?

Biznology

Well, if you aren’t already, why aren’t you already cross-posting on LinkedIn? If you’re already a member of LinkedIn, you’re already a Pulse writer, so get started right now (I don’t mind if you bail on this post–go git ‘em, Tiger!).