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How do younger B2B buyers act differently to older B2B buyers?

Beyond

Older buyers are world-weary, politically incorrect and dismissive of social media. Younger buyers are excitable, naive and generally puppy-like. Maybe. But the Buyersphere 2015 Report gives us the facts

Have we reached the tipping point for B2B social media?

Beyond

And there is now evidence to believe that B2B social media has reached a tipping point. Every year we ask the question. But now more than ever, we need to exercise caution

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What have we learned from the B2B Social Media Debate?

Beyond

The publication of the 2013 Buyersphere Report has rekindled the debate over the value of social media in B2B - read an overview of opinion posted online

Emotions and B2B Campaigns

Beyond

Why is it that consumer goods seem to gain traction with such ease on social media? What makes us perceive these campaigns as more successful and creative

The Key To Social Selling: Be Nice

Beyond

Some of the nicest business people on social media also happen to be some of the most successful. Eric took the trouble to create a wordcloud of the language used by 7 of the best known names in social media and noted that a simple "thanks" dominated in most cases.

Social Media: Are B2B Buyers Really Using It?

Beyond

Look beyond the hype – are B2B buyers really using social media? The answers are here

The age of Social Media. Literally.

Beyond

I took part in a pub last week, where my team finished a very respectable joint second. Given that there was a prize for placing so high (a £25 bar tab), but not for third, a tie-breaker was required

Is it social media or just multimedia?

Beyond

As you know, good examples of B2B social media marketing are thin on the ground at the moment. And they are all the harder to find when many B2B companies seem to confuse social media with multimedia.

The 3 big social media questions

Beyond

I have been looking for a way to distil the essence of social media marketing for B2B and, over the course of a number of conversations with clients, it has become clear that there are just 3 things a B2B organization needs if it is going to have a strong, useful presence on the social web.

Good old-fashioned direct mail + social media = wow!

Beyond

Social media marketing is new and exciting. Tags: Brand Communications brand communications direct marketing social media Direct mail is outdated and dull. An easy conclusion to reach these days, but wrong.

Who is the social media voice for your business?

Beyond

You don't often hear phrases like "305% ROI" attached to discussions about social media, so I was delighted to read, via Kipp Bodnar , about Forrester's recent research into "live chat" as a sales tool.

The silver lining of the B2B media buying cloud

Beyond

Right now, B2B media owners have got it tough. Luckily for you, you are probably not a media owner. There are opportunities for media buyers - you just have to look closely. No point pretending otherwise.

Turning the B2B world inside-out. Or is it outside-in?

Beyond

Tags: Beyond Brand Communications Interactive B2B communications inbound marketing social media

Twitter and B2B: don't be fooled by the silent majority

Beyond

If you are thinking of using Twitter - or social media in general - in your marketing, you need to know how it can serve you. Tags: Beyond Brand Communications Interactive buyersphere social media social networking socialmedia twitter

Capture the data. Release the goodwill.

Beyond

Tags: Beyond Communications Interactive data lead generation social media

Myth measurement: what you really need to know about your advertising

Beyond

With media budgets shrinking across the board, it has become even more important to justify every penny spent. In the new era of accountability responsibility and state-authorised bonuses everyone is trying to measure everything.

A stronger, fitter brand in just 3 minutes?

Beyond

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post that postulated the three fundamental questions that a B2B company needed to answer if it was to succeed in social media. Normal.dotm. Base One. 12.0. false. 18 pt. 18 pt. false. false. false.

Twitter, Common Decency and the Corinthian Spirit

Beyond

Tags: Beyond Communications Interactive social media twitter

The Biggest Cocktail Party In The World.

Beyond

Someone once described social media as ‘the biggest cocktail party in the world’ For me, this description tells us less about what it is and more how we should all behave once we’re there.

Let your people go: the great social media in the workplace debate

Beyond

Tags: Beyond Communications Interactive HR social media

The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools

Webbiquity

Monitoring and managing even a moderately active business social media presence can be time-consuming. The number of people using social media continues to grow, usage is increasing, and more networks require attention. 26: The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools. #27:

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The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. ” — Social Media Today.

Understanding Generational Social Media Preferences

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I’m starting to wonder if marketers are too caught up with millennials to really think about generational nuances on social media. I’ll unpack the most important stats here to underscore the generational nuances every social media marketer should know. By Brooke B.

115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity

It’s something that you use almost every day, but how much do you really know about social media? Social Media Is The New Newspaper. Did you know that Reddit is the most popular social media platform as a source of news? Guest post by Josh Wardini.

Five social media courses make one social media strategy meal

Biznology

Most social media marketing strategies are like my mum and me in Genova : we were supremely blissed-out happy with our experience of the authentic, delicious, “to the tooth” spaghetti al pesto.

Social Media Explained. Really.

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With every client I meet, every class I teach, and every speech I give, there is always a group of people who desperately need to understand social media marketing but don’t have the time to do it. But this is not just another social media book. The post Social Media Explained.

3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity

Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR. But with the right knowledge and strategy, social media can be an invaluable part of a B2B online marketing plan. Employ Someone Who Knows Social Media, Not Just Your Business.

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 90% of young adults—ages 18 to 29—use social media (compared to just 35% of those over age 65).

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How to Get More Leads From Social Media

Act-On

What’s your impression of how hard it is to generate leads on social media? My impression used to be that social media lead generation is unusually hard—much harder than content marketing. But in a recent survey of marketers from Ascend2 , content marketing actually surpassed social media in terms of difficulty. And today even generating leads from social media is no longer impossible. How we track and measure and publish on social media has improved.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results.

Why it takes so long to achieve social media success

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If you’re impatient, social media is probably the wrong marketing channel for you. This is data from the recent research released by Social Media Examiner. Let’s take a close look at what we can learn from the feedback provided by these active social media marketers.

The first step in social media marketing is not social media

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“I’m kind of overwhelmed,” he wrote me, “I’m trying to get a social media program going and I really don’t know where to start.” Shouldn’t I dive into social media for them? Social media marketing doesn’t start with social media.

The Future of Social Media

B2B Marketing Insider

The post The Future of Social Media appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social MediaSocial networks are becoming more and more popular. In 2016, about 70% of Internet users are social network users and these figures are expected to grow.

70 Rising Social Media Stars

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Sometimes I weary of social media lists that are simply popularity contests or a cheap way to promote some start-up or PR agency. Who are the unknown stars who will be rocking the social media conferences two or three years from now? 70 rising social media stars.

Earned-media micro-influencer marketing primer

Biznology

It used to be thousands of dollars-per-post, but now brands and agencies are signing partner contracts with digital, social media , and online influencers. And then there’s earned media marketing. The post Earned-media micro-influencer marketing primer appeared first on Biznology.

How to turn social media connections into an actionable audience

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Probably the biggest myth — and mistake — I see regarding social media marketing is the idea that audience equals action. Most of the time, your social media connections begin as “weak relational links.” ” Building social media connections that work.

7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid

Writing on the Web

A Note from Patsi: This week’s guest post is about social media and it’s really important. Because if you want to engage your business blog readers and grow your reader base, you need to use social media. S ocial Media. Ignoring social media return on investment.

The new standards for strategy and social media success

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I was recently interviewed for an international business magazine and offered my views of digital marketing transformation, social media success and the skills needed to succeed today. Is the organization ready for a public social media presence? By Mark Schaefer.

Your social media strategy plan: Where do you START?

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And by the way, your social media initiative doesn’t start with a Facebookpage. Assess the company culture You might be wondering what the company culture has to do with social media success. Social media policy Any company, large or small needs to have a social media policy.

Re-thinking social media engagement

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In this edition, I re-visit the idea of social media engagement and the notion about approaching it strategically. The post Re-thinking social media engagement appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}.