3 Valuable Lessons From the B2B Marketing Forum

Cision

For B2B marketers, the struggle is real. Those Snapchat and Instagram tactics look fun, but they often don’t make sense for B2B companies. “*No personal emotions allowed in B2B!* Best Practices Featured B2B marketing marketing strategy

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How Stone Temple Kills it with B2B Marketing Videos

Flack's Revenge

On the face of it, the idea of using video for B2B marketing in 2017 might not seem that groundbreaking. The post How Stone Temple Kills it with B2B Marketing Videos appeared first on. Branding Interviews Marketing PR Tech B2B marketing SEO video

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5 of the Best Quotes on B2B Marketing from #MPB2B

Cision

Last week, I attended MarketingProfs B2B Forum, a place specifically geared to educate business-to-business marketers. I decided to compile five of the best quotes from the forum for some B2B marketing inspiration. Featured Influencers B2B marketing MarketingProfs B2B Forum

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How Top PR Pros Track Down the Best B2B Influencers

Cision

In the B2B space, on the other hand, finding the right voices — and assessing their true value — is getting increasingly complicated. That’s because sometimes the influence on a prospective customer doesn’t become apparent immediately due to the length of many B2B sales cycles. “So

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Social Media for Consumer vs. B2B: Three Fundamental Differences

PR Expanded

But there’s plenty of quality work in the B2B realm as well. B2B voices, on the other hand, are generally plainer and more understated. B2B companies, on the other hand, are starting to understand the value of sharing media in social channels.

10 Powerful B2B Marketing Influencers You Need to Follow

B2B PR Sense

B2B marketing is a rich, diverse, and sometimes complex field. B2B influencer marketing is a way for you to harness that power to positively impact your brand. 20 Key Resources That Will Keep Your B2B Business on Top of the Marketing Buzz. Blog B2B Marketing

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5 Ways to Transform Your B2B Public Relations

B2B PR Sense

The B2B public relations landscape has changed dramatically in the last 10 years -- primarily driven by social media, blogging, and internet connectivity. Want to take your online B2B public relations to the next level? B2B PR B2B Blogging b2b branding

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8 Innovative Ways to Think Big in Your B2B PR

B2B PR Sense

No matter your size, thinking big is pivotal to success in B2B PR. Learn how you can take your B2B public relations to the next level, and think bigger for your company. The following are 8 ways that you can amplify your company’s content, and meet your B2B public relations goals.

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How to Get Killer B2B Leads at Trade Shows

B2B PR Sense

When it comes to trade shows, you might think that generating B2B leads is a piece of cake. And, although LinkedIn is responsible for generating as many as 80% of all B2B leads , trade shows are still a successful staple of any B2B marketing strategy.

What B2C Can Learn From B2B PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

B2B public relations is widely perceived as the nerdy cousin to consumer PR’s popular girl. Some of this reputation is deserved; it’s true that B2C PR is often more glamorous and accessible than B2B. A classic B2B PR technique is to make the customer smart.

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Attract, Convert, Retain, a B2B Marketing Roundup [UML]

Sword and the Script

This is especially true for B2B organizations, with complex products and prolonged sales cycles. Attract: Get More Mileage out of B2B Content. Previous studies have shown that most of the content B2B produces goes unused. Convert: B2B Website as a Brick and Mortar Store.

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Breaking into B2B Tech PR

Shift Communications

Developing and implementing public relations programs for organizations in the B2B tech space is a unique challenge, whether it’s in the HR, finance, retail, cybersecurity, enterprise storage or marketing/ad tech industry. This is by far the most important thing you can do as a B2B PR pro.

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Influencer Marketing For B2B Brands

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Can influencer marketing work for B2B brands? PR programs that include influencer campaigns are often linked to emerging YouTubers or glitzy Kardashian-type personalities, but influencer marketing works in B2B public relations , too.

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Shooting Down Misconceptions About B2B PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Working in B2B public relations probably isn’t what idealistic young people dream about, but that doesn’t mean misconceptions about it are true. B2B PR has endured as a successful part of many a company’s growth strategy, and it can be an exciting field for PR professionals.

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Three Media Tips for Your B2B PR Program

Shift Communications

Many of our B2B PR programs focus heavily on media relations. One of the most common requests we get from B2B tech clients is an increase in business press coverage. b2b Media Public Relations b2b PR media

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Creating a Content Strategy for B2B & B2C Marketing Success

Polaris

If you’re creating content to help market your business, you know there’s a ton of competition for your prospects’ attention. So how do you ensure your brand stands out?

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Creative Storytelling as the Soul of B2B Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

It’s far too easy to say that B2B technology is dull. The vast majority of B2B content centers on features, functions and benefits. Even in B2B technology, marketers will find better success focusing on story in which the prospect sees themselves.

5 Ultimate Press Release Components That Will Boost Your B2B Marketing

B2B PR Sense

In fact, as a B2B PR and marketing agency, we frequently send releases on behalf of our clients. Yet those few, well-chosen words contain enough power to make or break your B2B press release! Getting your press release headline right is a vital b2b best practice.

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The Only B2B PR Event You’ll Ever Need

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Compared to consumer PR, B2B public relations is more highly targeted, and usually more limited when it comes to the range of tactics that are truly effective. Read on for the key ways to customize a discussion event for your B2B brand.

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5 Important B2B Content Strategy Lessons That Will Shape How You Use Social Media

B2B PR Sense

Every company needs a solid B2B content strategy, including for social media. The powerful content marketing gurus at Hubspot and BuzzSumo have joined forces to conduct research into what works and what doesn’t in B2B and B2C content. What B2B Content Strategy Lessons We Learn.

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Finding Leads: 6 Takes from the 2018 Chief Marketer B2B Lead Gen Report

Sword and the Script

The biggest challenge in B2B lead generation underscores the biggest challenge in B2B lead generation: it might lead some to overlook the fact lead generation campaigns don’t work in isolation for long. That’s my take on some of the data from the 2018 Chief Marketer B2B lead gen report.

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How to Measure the Results of B2B Influencer Marketing

B2B PR Sense

This illustrates why B2B influencer marketing is growing in power and popularity among many marketers. The Future of Influencer Marketing Report of 2017 reported that only 11% of B2B businesses have adopted an ongoing influencer marketing program. B2B Marketing

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The Top 5 Things Every B2B PR Plan Needs

Shift Communications

As my colleague Amanda Munroe pointed out recently , the B2B tech space has many challenges. In order to produce an effective and impactful plan for B2B PR program you need the following five things: Alignment with Audience. Public Relations Strategy B2B b2b PRPR planning.

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Survey Analysis: Competition in B2B Content Marketing Heats Up

Sword and the Script

B2B marketing has overwhelmingly adopted the concept of content marketing, according to the 2018 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets & Trends survey. It looked at the 870 responses from B2B organizations in North America out of the 2,190 worldwide that took the survey.

B2B Customers Want Thought Leadership

Sword and the Script

According to an eMarketer report – Don’t Forget About B2B Tech Buyers Post-Purchase – some 80% of B2B survey respondents are looking for thought leadership content after a purchase. 3 Reasons to Include Customers in a B2B Content Program.

5 Things You Should Know About B2B PR

B2B PR Sense

Now, narrow it down to the specialized field of B2B PR, and you may even receive a few blank stares. Is B2B PR really that difficult to define? By the end of this post, you'll know: How to define B2B PR. The Definition of B2B PR Isn't Nuclear Physics -- It's Easily Understood.

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B2B Marketing Underestimates Effects of Thought Leadership on Sales, Study Finds

Sword and the Script

The conclusion is derived from a survey the two companies fielded to 1,300 business-to-business (B2B) professionals on LinkedIn with titles ranging from manager to CEO. Where and How B2B Marketing Generates Leads it Likes [Study]. Marketing B2B marketing surveys thought leadership

7 Killer B2B PR Trends That Will Ring In New Opportunities for 2017

B2B PR Sense

B2B PR constantly changes and evolves from year to year -- so it’s no surprise that on the brink of 2017 we find ourselves faced with new B2B PR trends that will shape our content and strategies for the upcoming year. A lot happened in 2016 in and out of the B2B PR sector.

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How B2B Companies Can Bring Method to the Social Media Madness

Ishmael's Corner

I saw a LinkedIn study that claimed that 84 percent of B2B executives source social media to make a purchasing decision. Yet, there’s an even greater fundamental reason for B2B companies to get the social media religion.

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How to Conquer the 10 Hurdles to Successful B2B Marketing Strategies

B2B PR Sense

A lot has changed in the realm of B2B marketing strategies over the past year. 10 Hurdles That Today’s B2B Marketing Strategies Face. You might also use a solution like Marketo or Kapost to get a wider view of your B2B content marketing strategy and its impact. How to Boost the ROI of Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy. As long as you can show a proven ROI for your B2B content marketing strategy, it's likely your budget needs will be met. B2B Content Marketin

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How to Boost Buyers with Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Your B2B content marketing strategy plays a powerful role in a buyer’s journey. But new research shows that a strong B2B content strategy goes beyond simple information; it influences audiences. 4 Important Tips for Using Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy to Get More Buyers.

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The B2B Small Business Marketing Guide to Crushing it on Social Media

B2B PR Sense

Can a boring, unsexy B2B company rock social media? Marketing guru, Jay Baer , says it best: "Social media can be MORE transformative for a B2B company than a B2C company. because B2B has a smaller potential customer base, a higher average price point.".

How B2B Marketing Can Get More out of Trade Shows

Sword and the Script

In person events like trade shows and conferences usually rank high on the list of priorities for B2B marketing organizations. For example, the most recent B2B lead generation report by Chief Marketer listed live events as the second top source of leads.

How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

This struggle is even more difficult for business-to-business (B2B) marketers, who feel so lost trying effectively target business professionals on Facebook that they only put in half the effort or abandon the platform completely.

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Time for B2B Marketers to Pay Attention to Slack?

Shift Communications

And given the long engagement cycles with prospects, B2B would certainly benefit from a the personalized experience Slack offers. cta] The post Time for B2B Marketers to Pay Attention to Slack? Analytics Marketing Marketing Technology Strategy B2B marketing Slack

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B2B Thought Leadership: How to Promote Your Brand with Social Media

B2B PR Sense

B2B thought leadership is the pinnacle of success for any business leader. As a B2B thought leader, you know the importance of defining yourselt in a way that sets you apart from the swarms of self-appointed experts flooding today's business world. B2B Social Media

8 Marketing Tactics That Will Boost Your B2B Strategy

B2B PR Sense

How is your B2B strategy performing? 8 Tactics That Will Beef Up Your B2B Strategy. B2B buyers are inundated on a daily basis with advertisements and marketing pandemonium. How can you break through this noise and earn the trust of B2B buyers in your industry?

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5 Ways to Spice Up Your B2B Content Marketing

Cision

The same holds true with your B2B brand. To “spice up” your B2B content creation , consider these five tips: 1. What’s Cinco de Mayo without some spicy salsa—extra cilantro, please—tortilla chips, pico and guac? Not much of a Cinco, I’d venture.

7 Surprising Ways that B2B Influencer Marketing Has Evolved

B2B PR Sense

B2B influencer marketing wields incredible power for marketers, and is not a tool to be ignored. Not too long ago, we published a post entitled, Why the Best B2B PR Campaigns Use Influencer Marketing , and outlined how to leverage the power of influencers in your various campaigns.

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B2B Social Media: How to Use Social to Improve Your PR Strategy

B2B PR Sense

B2B social media has been essential to the development of modern public relations. Learn how social media for B2B has taken off, and how to use it effectively in your PR strategy. Let’s now look at 8 specific ways that you can use your social media for B2B PR and maximize your results.

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