Influencer Relations For B2B Brands

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For B2B companies, third-party influencers can require more time and effort to cultivate, but they yield far-reaching results over the long term. 6 Sources of B2B influencers. The post Influencer Relations For B2B Brands appeared first on Crenshaw Communications.

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5 Rules To Break In B2B PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

After all, each client is distinct, and every B2B PR program is unique. Here are some B2B and general public relations “rules” that were made to be broken – at least occasionally. B2B PR rules that don’t always apply.

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PR Tips For Stellar B2B Bylines

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Bylined content helps establish a B2B executive as an industry expert or brand voice, and it’s also a strong way to boost SEO for an individual or company. Within a thought leadership campaign, B2B bylines should offer value to the reader.

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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.

8 PR Tools for B2B Thought Leadership

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Thought leadership is part of public relations best practices, and it’s particularly powerful in B2B and technology categories. Here are 8 tech PR tools for a B2B thought leadership plan. The post 8 PR Tools for B2B Thought Leadership appeared first on Crenshaw Communications.

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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B2B PR Tips For Speaking on Panels

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Public-speaking engagements are a strong component of a good B2B PR thought leadership plan. Most importantly, a young B2B tech brand can begin to cultivate real brand voice, credibility, and point of view, all of which establishes a solid reputation for competitive advantage.

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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.

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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Marketing Budgets to Grow: 5 Datapoints from the CMO Survey for B2B Marketers

Sword and the Script

This latest survey polled 362 senior marketers and I’ve culled through the 95-page report to review the data from B2B product segment and the technology vertical, which are the markets I serve. Here are five points I think are relevant for B2B marketing leaders.

Original Research: B2B Content Sweet Spot

The Proactive Report

While B2C brands have been hitting content marketing full-bore, B2B companies have been a little more circumspect. Many B2B marketers have discovered that creating effective content that gets results is not the easiest task.

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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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Trust is a Flywheel of B2B Marketing and a Key Point of Differentiation

Sword and the Script

A new study by TrustRadius underscores the importance of trust in B2B marketing. The company recently published a report that compares and contrasts two aligning surveys of 678 B2B respondents, which counts 438 buyers and 240 vendors. B2B Customers Want Thought Leadership.

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7 Reasons Your B2B Content Marketing Program Fails to Deliver that You Probably Haven’t Heard Before

Sword and the Script

In my experience doing this, and I’ve done it for a long time in many different B2B environments, here’s where things usually fall apart. Research shows B2B organizations spend an average of $150 for every email address they capture. The surveys have started.

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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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Are Facebook Ads Any Good for B2B Marketing?

Sword and the Script

If you’re not using Facebook ads because you don’t think they work in B2B marketing , then you are among thin ranks. Several surveys reviewed by eMarketer suggest social media advertising continues to advance – and Facebook is often voted the most effective paid platform – even for B2B.

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How Does a B2B Customer Story Crack The Wall Street Journal?

Ishmael's Corner

For B2B players, this quest presents an additional hurdle in shaping a story that the average Joe will understand, much less care about. For those who toil in the B2B arena, the pursuit of business media is not a job for squeamish. The post How Does a B2B Customer Story Crack The Wall Street Journal? The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

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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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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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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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How to Adapt to the Future of B2B Inbound Marketing

B2B PR Sense

B2B inbound marketing started some 10 years ago in response to growing frustration with traditional, outbound marketing tactics. Meanwhile, the methods and priorities of b2b marketing strategies grow and evolve. How to Boost Your B2B Marketing Plan with Social Media.

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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.

Five B2B Companies Killing it on Instagram

Barokas

Rather, my opponent in this debate didn’t understand the value of Instagram for a B2B company, and while I understood her rationale, I didn’t agree with her conclusion. Still, it’s a huge challenge for B2B brands to figure out what content to post on Instagram.

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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 Boost Your B2B Lead Generation with Content Marketing

B2B PR Sense

But even before someone notices your offer, there's a lot you can do to prime the wheels of the B2B lead generation machine -- and content marketing plays a big part! The Relationship Between Lead Gen and B2B Content Marketing. How to Generate More B2B Leads with 6 Easy Strategies.

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Improve B2B PR With Better Bylines

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Timely, authoritative and well-written bylined articles – contributed pieces for business and trade publications – can elevate a B2B public relations effort exponentially, if executed correctly. The post Improve B2B PR With Better Bylines appeared first on Crenshaw Communications.

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How to Create B2B Content That Drives Leads

B2B PR Sense

Your B2B content drives your site -- either moving leads toward a designated goal -- or, if your content fails to resonate, to a holidng pattern or dead-end. Well-crafted and quality content is obviously at the root of success for many B2B companies.

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Want Powerful B2B Content? You Need These Tools

B2B PR Sense

Every industry has its own tools of the trade -- carpenters, hair stylists, and yes, even B2B content marketers. These tools are specifically designed to help you create killer content to reach your B2B content marekting strategy goals. b2b content marketing B2B Tools

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Survey Finds Tough Grades on B2B Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

That’s my sense after reading the new B2B Content Marketing 2016 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends – North America report. Now in its sixth year, the report is derived from a survey of 1,521 North American B2B marketers. B2B Customers Want Thought Leadership. by Frank Strong.

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10 Reasons Why No One Is Reading Your B2B Blog

B2B PR Sense

Despite all your efforts, does your B2B blog get about as much traffic as a back alleyway? Don’t be too hasty to put the brakes on your B2B blogging efforts. So.What’s Holding Your B2B Blog Back? There is no excuse for B2B blogging that reads like a dusty college textbook.

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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.

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3 Cases Studies of Augmented Reality in B2B Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

As the landscape stands today, I tend to be more bullish on augmented reality (AR) than virtual reality (VR) in B2B marketing. This week’s Unscripted Marketing links [UML] reviews three case studies of AR in B2B organizations. Why is this relevant to B2B marketing ?

How Does a B2B Customer Story Crack The Wall Street Journal?

Ishmael's Corner

For B2B players, this quest presents an additional hurdle in shaping a story that the average Joe will understand, much less care about. For those who toil in the B2B arena, the pursuit of business media is not a job for squeamish. The post How Does a B2B Customer Story Crack The Wall Street Journal? The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

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Refining your B2B Social Media Strategy

The Hoffman Agency

When you think of brands that are absolutely crushing it on social media, the top 10 names (or 20) you think of are probably B2C, so there is little to no point in B2B companies embarking on them, right? In fact, most B2B companies are guilty of subscribing to that school of thought.

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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 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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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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12 Ways to Leverage Your Existing Investment in B2B Webinars

Sword and the Script

Webinars have long been a staple of B2B marketing. Below are 12 ideas on precisely how to drive better results from your B2B marketing webinars. Don’t miss these useful posts: The B2B Advantages of Working with a Boutique PR Firm.

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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.

B2B PR Trends: How to Give Journalists What They Really Want

B2B PR Sense

But to help you up your effectiveness, we've highlighted the key B2B PR trends you need to know to appeal to journalists. 5 Top B2B PR Trends That Will Help You Create Press Release That Get Read. How to Unite B2B PR and Content Marketing for Powerful Results.

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Using Google Analytics to Inform your B2B Tech PR Program

Shift Communications

I work on the B2B tech team, and leveraging Google metrics and analytics to dig deeper into a media hit has helped show our clients the value of securing mentions in niche technology publications. You may have noticed already that we talk a lot about data-driven PR at SHIFT.

How to Engage Clients in Your B2B Public Relations

B2B PR Sense

Nothing improves B2B public relations like a happy customer’s voice. Positive customer feedback translates into opportunities to boost your B2B PR, and get the attention you deserve. Recommended Reading: The Power of B2B Marketing Case Studies. B2B PR

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