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50 Stats to Help You Choose The Right Social Networks for Your Brand

Modern B2B Marketing

The social landscape is changing quickly and in order to win, social marketers need to listen and engage where their audience is, rather than expecting audiences to come to them. The challenge is, there are more social channels than ever before. LinkedIn. LinkedIn.

LinkedIn and Twitter Advertising and Marketing Options; A Primer

NuSpark

LinkedIn and Twitter provide unique advertising opportunities for those who wish to target messages towards those audiences within these networks. If you’re buying online display for lead generation, you should consider social media advertising opportunities. LinkedIn.

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Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every product marketer’s mind has been how to justify the ROI? FOUND the ROI of Social Media for B2B Marketers!

Retargeting; A Internet Marketing Tactic to Increase Conversions Rates & Leads

NuSpark

Retargeting via digital advertising (banners and search) allows you the opportunity to show advertisements across websites, networks, and ad exchanges, targeting audiences who’ve been to your website, landing page or even blog, but did not perform a desired conversion.

Online Display Advertising, Targeting, and Capturing Leads

NuSpark

It’s time to take another look at online display advertising strategy now that Google has revamped its ad planner tool; now calling itself the Google Display Network Ad Planner, and eliminate site research from non-GDN sites. Ad units and rich media.

5 Ways to Make Your Social Media Marketing Rock

Modern B2B Marketing

Navigating the social media landscape can sometimes feel like a rock concert as well, with 1.71 billion monthly active users on Facebook, 313M active monthly users on Twitter, and over 450 million registered users on LinkedIn—all with different demographics and preferences.

Don’t be Fooled by LinkedIn’s Leads Accelerator, and a LinkedIn Advertising Wish List

NuSpark

There’s no denying the power of LinkedIn when it comes to targeting messages to the audiences most likely to respond to an ad; you can target by industry, job title, company size, and more. LinkedIn Lead Accelerator. LinkedIn Advertising Wish List. Maybe an option for LinkedIn?

Part 2: 10-Point Checklist: Getting C-Suite Buy In for Social Media

LEADership

Continuing this from my last piece, let’s look at: The Next 5 Steps to Help You Get C-Suite Buy In for B2B Social Media. And they are often wary of social media for this same reason—they don’t know enough about it and they have not tried it.

Eloqua’s Grande Guide to the Social CMO

Modern Marketing

It’s Social Media Week … what better time to unveil our latest e-Book: The Grande Guide to the Social CMO. One of our clients, Bazaarvoice , in concert with The CMO Club , recently published an epic report: CMOs on Social Marketing Plans for 2011.

Set Clear Goals For Your Strategic Social Media Marketing Plan

KEO Marketing

Much has been written about how to use social media to get more exposure and reach more audiences. Long before you consider the tactics you are going to use, you must set business goals when you are creating a strategic social media plan. Social Media

Your corporate website needs to become a trap

Biznology

I just started as Director of Social Media at Unison Agency in Washington’s historic Georgetown. And, if you have no activation plan and are just collecting name, company, email, and phone number, then you have a block to your marketing plan. Social media is a trap.

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Social Media For B2B Marketing – How To Get Started

Marketing Insider Group

One of the best things about social media: we’re all still learning and figuring this thing out. Whether you’re in B2B Marketing, Social Media or any business, the world is getting smaller and great ideas come from all over the globe. . Why Does Social Media Matter.

Developing a Social Media Plan For Your Indirect Channel

Computer Market Research

Social Media – it’s the enterprise buzz word of the decade. More often than not you’ll hear some industry leader boast about the value of using social media for business. Probably the most obvious and commonly used social media strategy.

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.

Business Value of Social Networking

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Business Value of Social Networking by Achinta Mitra on July 29, 2009 in Social Media Marketing , Social Networking Saw a very interesting video where Seth Godin talks about how useful social media is to businesses.

17 Lead Generation- Demand Generation 2015 New Year’s Resolutions

NuSpark

In the last two-three weeks, I participated in 3 webinars and 5 software demos, with more planned this week. Major categories for me are content marketing, marketing automation, SEO, paid search, analytics, online display (programmatic and retargeting), mobile, conversion optimization, social media marketing, and social selling. This year look for one on Marketing Analytics and an update on social media lead generation. Paid Media. Social Media.

Top 5 Social Media Trends For The B2B Marketer

Marketing Insider Group

And despite any reservations you may have, social media can help you get ahead. As social media usage continues to grow, the big debate in B2B Marketing involves questions like “ what is our role ?” Follow Me: Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Recent Tweets Have any B2B examples?

The Tactics You Need to Capitalize on the Fast Pace of Social Media

Hubspot

News happens in a flash, and thanks to social media, it travels even faster. So when an issue arises in social media, whether it’s a breaking news story or a customer complaint, you need to be agile enough to respond in real time. Set Up Social Monitoring.

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7 Biggest Content Marketing Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Marketing Insider Group

In that time, Liz has totally upped her game on her personal blog , Twitter , Linkedin and Instagram (pretty amazing photos there Liz). A 1979 Harvard MBA study asked students, “Have you set clear, written goals for your future and made plans to accomplish them?”

7 Common Content Marketing Mistakes And How to Avoid Them

Marketing Insider Group

A 1979 Harvard MBA study asked students, “Have you set clear, written goals for your future and made plans to accomplish them?” The result, only 3% had written their goals and plans, 13% had ideas of goals, but did not have them in writing and 84% had no goals in their heads or on paper.

How to Hire an Awesome Inbound Marketing Manager

Modern B2B Marketing

Because we believe that to continue our fast growth we need to scale both paid programs as well as inbound programs including SEO, Social Media, and Content Marketing. But what qualities are key in an inbound or social media expert?

Book Review: Social Media Marketing – An Hour a Day

Webbiquity

Despite its airy title, Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day by Dave Evans is anything but a lightweight treatment of this topic. The book begins with a fascinating trip through the early days of the web and the foundations of social media. Share this on LinkedIn.

33 (of the) Best Marketing Strategy Guides and Insights of 2010

Webbiquity

What are our key objectives for social media marketing? As we rely more on all of our employees (not just marketing and PR) to represent our company through social media, how do we train and motivate them to do so effectively? Share this on LinkedIn.

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Social Media with Email Marketing – is it the Super Combo?

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Social Media with Email Marketing – is it the Super Combo? Can we deliver a powerful 1-2 punch by combining social media and email marketing?

Social Media and B2B Marketing Do Pair Well

Industrial Marketing Today

Just this week, I received two invaluable reports with charts and graphs to answer many of the questions that B2B marketers have about using social media. Don’t forget to check out Social Media Success Summit 2010. Social Media with Email Marketing – is it the Super Combo?

Do CEOs Have an Obligation to Support Social Media Marketing Strategies?

Content Standard

A report from CEO.com finds that 61 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs have zero social media presence whatsoever. Even the CEOs who are active on social tend to rely on one channel only—LinkedIn. Of those who use social media, 70 percent utilize just one key platform, LinkedIn.

7 Metrics Every Marketer Should Check Weekly (And How to Improve Them)

Hubspot

You should use this information to plan out your next few weeks of content so you''re writing the posts that will drive the most views, and help you hit your monthly goals. 3) Social Media Reach. Why is a large social reach valuable? How to Improve Your Social Reach.

10 Winning B2B Marketing Habits to Adopt in 2011 – Part Two

Great B2B Marketing

Habit 6: Work your social media plan. This is the year to really make social media work for your organization. If you haven’t already started in social media, now is the time to jump in. And if you are already swimming in social media waters, then this is the time to make your program effective. Be careful to utilize a realistic number of social media outlets. Habit 7: Relentlessly build your network.

Changes in the Professional Services Marketing Mix: Traditional vs. Online Marketing

Hinge Marketing

Word of mouth marketing is being transformed: There was a day when networking at the country club, church or local chamber event could connect someone with prospects, and prospects could quickly investigate the reputation of a provider. Google and social media continue to open new frontiers.

Have Digital Marketing and Social Media Killed the Industrial.

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Have Digital Marketing and Social Media Killed the Industrial Sales Job? And digital marketing and social media are as disruptive as they come. Great pointers on what not to do with social media.

14 Inbound Marketing Myths Nonprofits Should Stop Believing

Hubspot

If your organization has a website, is on social media, and has ever sent an email, you''re ready for inbound marketing. Meanwhile, a British marketing firm also found that 29% of social media users are between the ages of 45 and 64.

12 Tips For B2B Marketers to Excel in Twitter

Modern B2B Marketing

Any successful B2B social media plan includes strategies and tactics to forge relationships and build a brand. Building a brand through social strategies doesn’t happen overnight – it requires a sustained commitment using effective strategies for engagement and relationship building. This holds true when marketers consider building a presence on Twitter – only marketers who use the right strategies build and contribute to lasting social engagements.

Getting the Most From Live Events: A Guide for Attendees, Hosts & Participants

Hubspot

When people think about attending an event, one of the first things they think of is the networking possibilities. But networking is much easier said than done. It isn't enough just to hear executives at companies speak; you should network with the companies who are similar to you.

Translate Features into Benefits if You Want Your Marketing.

Industrial Marketing Today

Search This Site Browse Industrial Marketing Topics B2B E-Mail Marketing B2B Lead Generation B2B Marketing Collateral B2B Marketing Videos B2B Media Planning Content Marketing Industrial Marketing & Web 2.0

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Deconstructing the Four Stages of the Industrial Buy Cycle

Industrial Marketing Today

Here are some stats, results and recommendations that I found very useful: In the Needs Awareness and Research stages, buyers use a broad array of sources, including social media, Webinars, e-newsletters, search engines and [vertical search engines like] GlobalSpec.

Focus on Content in B2B Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

However, to be successful with social media, you have to provide real value and that usually comes from great content. Junta42 reported that for the third straight year, marketers are planning to spend significantly more on their content marketing efforts.

Content Auditing and Mapping it to the Industrial Buy Cycle

Industrial Marketing Today

While conversion may be the ultimate goal, building trust, increasing awareness, improving the company’s reputation, expertise and credibility and encouraging social sharing are all worthy content marketing goals too.

7 Strategies for Using Content to Market Industrial Products

Industrial Marketing Today

Community/Customer forums – forums have been around a lot longer than social media and have proven to very effective for engaging the engineering community. BTW, it recently won BtoB Magazine’s BtoB Social Media Awards 2010 in the blog category.

Is Content Curation an Easy Way for Content Marketers to Do More.

Industrial Marketing Today

Google News, aggregating content via RSS feeds and social bookmarking sites have been around for a while. dbrazeal- The Old Spice Social Media Campaign by the Numbers http-tinyurlcom-2arm6m9 Achinta Mitra July 16, 2010 at 1:44 pm David, Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Variety of Content is the Key in the Early Stages of the.

Industrial Marketing Today

You should spend considerable amount of time in planning your strategy for effective lead scoring. Source: Frost & Sullivan ) Peer referrals: This is primarily social media marketing or the online version of word of mouth marketing (WOM).