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The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

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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.

The Top B2B Marketing Trends for 2018 – A Meta-Analysis

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There’s a growing realization that insightful white papers, pithy blog posts, and slick social media graphics don’t mean much if your product is difficult to purchase, implement, or use. Social Media Marketing Trends. Yet another post about 2018 B2B marketing trends?

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115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]

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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? Social In Sixty Seconds.

3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

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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.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

How email and social media can supercharge your lead generation strategies. Lead generation is the process of attracting and converting strangers and prospects into someone who has indicated interest in your company's product or service.

How to Build a B2B Marketing Team

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However, it’s not clear where functions like email marketing, social media management, influencer outreach, and paid online advertising fit into the model. One of the most critical aspects of creating a roadmap for business growth is staff planning.

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The Eight Best Social CRM Tools

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Social customer relationship management (CRM) was being written about as a distinct product category as far back as 2008, but market interest really began to take off the following year. How does social CRM differ from traditional CRM? 26: The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools. #27:

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23 Outstanding Social PR Guides

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This shift has led to today’s emphasis on “social” PR. What are the best practices for social PR? Find the answers to these questions and others here in almost two dozen noteworthy social PR articles, posts, and guides from the past 18 months.

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104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

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What are the top barriers to adopting social business practices? Find the answers to these questions and many others in more than 100 social and online marketing stats from 20+ different sources. Social Fresh ). Social Fresh ). Social Fresh ). Social Fresh ).

35 Stupendous Social Networking Facts and Stats

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Though “social media” broadly encompasses a variety of platforms including blogs (WordPress, Medium, Tumblr), content sharing (YouTube, SlideShare, Instagram), and content curation (Scoop.It, Triberr, Paper.li), the term is nearly synonymous to many for the big social networks.

10 Top Marketing Thought Leaders in Social Media

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If you were asked to name the top thought leaders in marketing today–the 10 marketers you’d definitely advise others to follow on social media–how would you proceed? Biro is an acknowledged thought leader at the intersection of HR, social media and marketing.

5 Easy Tools for Social Selling Success

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Social selling is an awesome way to get things done. But, like the early days of anything on social, it’s difficult, messy, and imprecise. Remember trying to manage your brand’s presence on social media pre Hootsuite? 5 Easy Tools for Social Selling Success.

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Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

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Spread over paid search, video marketing, social media and other online channels , digital is expected to account for more than 46% of all advertising in the next five years. Be human: Not just social media; be social. Use social media to humanize your brand.

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23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

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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.

Fluency of Culture, Not Language, Is Key to Winning Big in Global Online Markets

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On Social Media. There are few digital channels better suited for showcasing a brand’s cultural fluency than social. Worldwide social media adoption rates remain sky-high. The global social media penetration rate is nearly one-third, or more than 2.2

How to Calculate the ROI of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

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Quick: Can you list the goals of each and every one of your social media efforts? So much of social media is on the fly—a response rather than a plan—that it can become a slippery planning slope for companies, especially those that are understaffed.

83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014

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So before it gets replaced by the next trendy buzzwordy term, here’s some marketing-related big data for you: 83 valuable facts, stats, and research findings covering strategy, social media, SEO, online advertising, email marketing, content, blogging, social networking, video and more.

Five Top-Rated Social Media Management Tools for 2016 [Infographic]

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What is the “best” social media management tool out right now? Every social media manager has a preferred one that they always use, and it’s usually one of a handful of the top social media management tools on the market. Guest post by Lilach Bullock.

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The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

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The 20+ tools showcased here enable you to automatically find, source, search, store, organize, annotate, and/or share content from a wide range of publishers and social sources. A hybrid curation app and social network—grab any content from the web and save it to your own Flipboard magazine.

The 15 Best Special-Purpose SEO Tools

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A browser plugin that displays, for any page visited, metrics for search results, markup, links, and social shares. Can get backlinks and social share counts from websites and more. ” — Robbie Richards. Showcase reviews: Kissmetrics, Buffer Social. ” — Social Media Today.

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The 26 Best All-in-One SEO Tool Suites

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Each report covers 6 areas of local SEO including Google+ Local, Local Directory listings, on-site SEO and social media. Majestic also has a nice range of other tools like Social Explorer to help you find the most influential Twitter accounts in a niche.” — Robbie Richards.

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20 Tremendous Digital Marketing Stats and Facts

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Here are five more key takeaways from the digital marketing stats and facts detailed below: Digital, social media marketing budgets will grow. Social ad spending has doubled over the past two years. 2: 47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts. #3:

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31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts

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Business and consumer marketers are nearly unanimous in their belief in the importance of social media to marketing activities. Still, marketers sometimes struggle with strategy, tactics, and measurement in social media marketing. Get social PR right. Social Media Today ).

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The Real Roadblock to Social Business Success

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Stories about how top executives just don’t “get” social media and the concept of social business were common four or five years ago. ” Expanding a company’s social presence through its employees’ networks requires some give and take.

22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

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In the posts highlighted below, 20 (or so) social media marketing pros review more than 200 tools, ranging from popular, widely used tools like Buffer, Hootsuite and Feedly to intriguing but lesser-known apps. 26 Social Media Monitoring Tools [Reference Guide] by Razor Social. ** 5 STARS.

How to Use Social Media for Event Marketing [Infographic]

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Using social media to maximize the impact of live events (like trade shows, forums and conferences) is where shiny new tools meet old school marketing. Growth in searches for “social media marketing” per Google Trends.

How Does Content Marketing Help with SEO?

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Although it is a best practice for SEOs, creating fresh content on a regular basis can also positively impact on your customer base as your social media schedule can be filled with this new content. Guest post by Sam Allcock.

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22 Tantalizing Content Marketing Stats and Facts

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Content between 3,000 and 10,000 words receives the most social shares—even though publishers are producing 16 times more short-form content than long. In terms of social media content produced by small-business marketers, blogging and visual assets nearly tied at 70% and 71% respectively.

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Five Reasons to Include Video in Your Marketing Strategy [Infographic]

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Video encourages social media shares. Guest post by Adam Chapman. Usually, we try to plan through prediction. Thinking about future, we craft a strategy to proceed based on our expectations. But video shouldn’t be part of your future marketing strategy—it should be a key component today!

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What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)

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There’s no question that B2B marketers have embraced social media. According to recent research , more than 80% of b2b marketers now use the “big 3″ social networks—LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook—to distribute content. The overall results—that social media drives 1.1%

What is Inbound Marketing? The Idiot’s Guide [Infographic]

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Through this infographic from SevenAtoms , you’ll learn about SEO, social media marketing , Pay-Per-Click management (PPC), landing pages, Calls-to-Action (CTAs), email marketing, and more. Guest post by Andy Beohar.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

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Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy.

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

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The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” by Social-Hire.

Three Influencer Marketing Secrets to Drive Traffic

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I recently had the opportunity to speak to a couple classes of high school students, and used my time to dig into what and how they interact on the web and social media. When was the last time you clicked on an ad on social?” Guest post by Tim Brown.

Your Employees May Be Your Best Untapped Brand Advocates

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Hinge Research Institute and Social Media Today recently surveyed companies with employee advocacy programs, and the results speak for themselves: 1% saw increased brand visibility. Social Media Marketing employee advocacy influencer marketingGuest post by Liz Greene.

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103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

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As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. What role does social play in a brand’s overall online visibility? Social Media Today ).

The 23 Best Content Ideation Tools

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Showcase reviews: Online Marketing Institute, Anders Orsander, Shift Communications, BuzzBlogger, Perception, Katie Lance, B2B PR Sense Blog, Cent Muruganandam, Quick Sprout, Marketing Insider Group (Strategy), Blogging Wizard, SmartBug Media, Express Writers, Social Media Examiner, Robbie Richards.

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Five Strategies for Improving Customer Experience

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For example, seek out what your customers are saying about you on social media, and join the conversation in a positive way. Follow the blogs and social media accounts of experts and influencers in your industry. Guest post by Brooke Cade.

The 17 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO and SEM

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Showcase reviews: Social Media Today, Perception System, Smart Bug Media, StoreYa Blog, Robbie Richards. ” — Maximize Social Business. Showcase reviews: Maximize Social Business. Maximize Social Business. Social Media Today.

How to Optimize Events with Social Media [Infographic]

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Nothing promotes event marketing as well as social media. Many marketers use social media regularly, whether for networking or business purposes. As a result, social platforms are a great way to publicize events in real time. Connect with other event attendees on social media.