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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.

Shifts in B2B Buyer Behavior Support New Priorities for Demand Gen Content

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IMPACT : Use retargeting ads not only to generate net new leads, but also to maintain awareness throughout the buying cycle; expand lead nurturing “beyond the inbox” to include ads on platforms like LinkedIn.

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Stop Asking Your Marketing Agency for Client References

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Use LinkedIn to identify clients/past employers directly. If I were hiring an agency, I’d review that list and either a) find a company where I already know people on the marketing team, or b) choose a company in a similar category and search on LinkedIn to find possible connections.

7 Creative Demand Gen Tactics to Drive Trade Show Booth Traffic

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LinkedIn Ads – Place sponsored updates on LinkedIn using a custom image with an emphasis on speaking slots, demos, networking events, and specific, compelling reasons to drop by the booth.

22 Potential Touchpoints for Your Next ABM Sales Play

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Comment on a LinkedIn post the prospect wrote (or one he/she commented on). View the prospect’s LinkedIn profile. Connect with the prospect via LinkedIn. Send Inmail via LinkedIn.

Infographic: 17 Tips for Generating Leads from Social PPC Advertising

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Before you get started, check out this infographic (adapted from an earlier post ) for handy tips on how to make the most from advertising on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Looking to include social media advertising as part of your demand generation mix in the new year?

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

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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. Competition for ‘Sponsored Update’ campaigns is substantially greater vs. ‘LinkedIn Ad’ campaigns.

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7 Steps to a Successful Account-Based Marketing (ABM) Strategy

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– Paid social advertising on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, via “custom audiences”.

10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog

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That’s why it’s important to offer as many subscription options as possible, including RSS, Email, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and aggregation services like Flipboard.

ABM & the Marketing Hype Cycle

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An interesting question popped up in my LinkedIn feed this week: “Does anyone remember all those times we used ABM before it was called ABM?”.

Origami Logic Scores Gold with “Brand Olympics” Campaign

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Origami Logic is driving traffic to the microsite, and awareness for the campaign as a whole, through an integrated online program that includes ads on Google AdWords and LinkedIn. “We’ve Origami Logic is a marketing analytics company and a global leader in marketing performance measurement.

Is B2B Lead Generation Really This Difficult?

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Results are in from a recent survey on B2B Lead Generation by the B2B Technology Marketing Community on LinkedIn ( free report download here ), and the numbers tell a disheartening story.

9 Proven Ways to Increase Webinar Response

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Use LinkedIn Sponsored Updates and LinkedIn Text Ads to target specific demographics in advance of the Webinar. Let’s face it: most business inboxes get flooded every day with Webinar invitations.

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An Accident of Timing: The Case for Always On Marketing

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Think Google AdWords, paid social advertising on LinkedIn and Facebook, Content Syndication , account-targeted display ads. There was a not too distant time when virtually all B2B demand generation was outbound. You millennials won’t remember this.)

Step Away from the Email Software and No-One Gets Hurt

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As just one example of where automating sales emails had far from the intended effect, take this recent rant posted on LinkedIn: “As if spray-and-pray emails from marketing automation wasn’t bad enough … now we have BDR follow-up email spam.

Observations from the 2017 Marketo Summit

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For a more detailed recounting of those early events, read this great article on LinkedIn by Sandra Freeman.). This week was my eighth consecutive Marketo Summit, all of them as a sponsor/exhibitor.

Checklist: 5 Ways to Minimize Webinar No-Shows

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LinkedIn used to have an “events” feature but shut it down in 2012. You should still encourage people to share your event via LinkedIn, as well as post Webinar information to your company page as an update, but neither will have the same effect as a reminder. First, a question.

Programmatic Ad Buying: What Does It Mean for B2B Marketers?

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HS) I remember back in 2012 when companies like Demandbase and Bizo (now part of LinkedIn ) first announced “company targeted advertising.”

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A Really Useful B2B Marketing Benchmark Report from Optify

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You see a lot of so-called “benchmark reports” in B2B marketing circles, and most of them are, well: complete rubbish. The reason many of these reports are worthless, in my view, is that they’re based on non-randomized surveys, and thus the results are influenced heavily by who chooses to respond.

Expand your Offer Strategy to Increase SEM Performance

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However, by limiting paid search (SEM) campaigns (and social ads like LinkedIn also) to prospects who are ready to look at a product, marketers do themselves and their companies a disservice. In an era when the average business buyer only contacts a brand when he/she is 67 percent through the buying process , there’s every reason to make sure that you’re reaching prospective customers at every stage of their research, not just when they’re ready to buy.

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B2B Display Ads with Demographic Targeting: Why Doesn’t Google Do This?

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You can even make comparisons to the display advertising offered by Internet darling LinkedIn , through whom B2B marketers can also target prospects by industry, company size, even job title.

Salesforce “State of Marketing” Report: Better Happy Than Good

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Question: does advertising on LinkedIn “count” as social media, or should it really be viewed as another advertising channel, i.e. Social PPC ? (I’d

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5 Campaign Ideas for When You Have No Content

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Especially in the context of lead nurturing , the more ways a prospective customer is connected to your company – by email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, etc. For today’s B2B marketer, content is the fuel that feeds the demand generation engine.

3 Ways to Make Your Corporate Blog’s Sidebar Work Harder

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If you post blog content to your Facebook or LinkedIn or Google Plus page, add those also. You can also be notified of new posts by following us on LinkedIn or Facebook.”. Want a simple way to have your corporate blog show measurable results? Take a hard look at your sidebar.

How to Target a Non-Technical Audience Using Content Syndication

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On LinkedIn, John asks: “Does anyone have preferred content syndication channels that target sales and marketing folks? Seems pretty easy to find technology ones, but a little less clear on the business side.”

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8 Things Your CEO Can Write About On His/Her Blog

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question you’ve heard from a customer or potential customer, or a question you see online (good online sources for questions are LinkedIn , Focus.com , and Quora.) Launching a CEO blog but the boss isn’t sure what to write about?

How to Answer a Question: 5 Tips for Making the Most of LinkedIn

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One of the biggest clients of my 15+ year agency career was won as a direct result of a question to which I responded on LinkedIn , the popular business networking site. Here are 5 tips for making the most of your participation on LinkedIn. Tags: Social Media linkedin

Top 10 Posts on B2B Lead Gen for 2010

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How to Answer a Question: 5 Tips for Making the Most of LinkedIn. Without further ado, here are the top 10 most popular blog posts from our blog, “ The Point ” in 2010 (as measured by page views).

Are Social Links the Answer to Lagging Email Response?

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Bebo , LinkedIn and Delicious all performed well. * Test multiple icons ( Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn ) vs. All-in-one icons ( AddThis ). Email marketing and marketing automation provider Silverpop just released a timely white paper (registration required) that gives new hope to B2B marketers looking for creative ways to increase response from email campaigns.

Is Direct Marketing Relevant Anymore?

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This prompted a discussion on LinkedIn wondering if the change augured tougher times ahead for direct marketers. DM News, the venerable tabloid that I remember reading while cutting my direct marketing teeth back at Oracle in the late 1980s, is switching from a weekly to bi-weekly publication schedule. On the contrary: after almost 20 years [.].

20 Expert LinkedIn Guides

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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.

8 Powerful Tips for Going Viral on LinkedIn Pulse

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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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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?

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

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.

Are LinkedIn Groups experiencing a crisis?

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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?

10 Ways to Misbehave on LinkedIn

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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.

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

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