How storytellers must adjust for B2C or B2B audiences

PR Daily

Whether your audience is B2B (business-to-business) or B2C (business-to-consumer) will make a big difference in your tone and style. On the other hand, when you write for a B2C audience, you’re casting a much wider net. B2C writing should be relatable and easily understandable.

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What B2C Can Learn From B2B PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Some of this reputation is deserved; it’s true that B2C PR is often more glamorous and accessible than B2B. A well-crafted strategic PR campaign can help in either case, but here’s what many B2B PR programs do that B2C programs can benefit from.

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B2B vs. B2C—defining the difference and adjusting marketing accordingly

Agility PR Solutions

The post B2B vs. B2C—defining the difference and adjusting marketing accordingly appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Generally speaking, there are two types of marketing commonly executed in a business marketing strategy.

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B2C Content Marketing Trends: Key Findings from the 2015 Study

Polaris

The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and MarketingProfs recently released their latest joint study on the use of content in the marketing mix: B2C Content Marketing, 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends—North America. What else does the study reveal about B2C content marketing trends?

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4 indispensable tips to perfect your B2C PR

Agility PR Solutions

The post 4 indispensable tips to perfect your B2C PR appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Customers are inundated with ads and marketing messages everywhere they turn. In fact, it has been estimated that the average American sees between 4,000 to 10,000 ads per day.

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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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5 B2C Tactics That Are Sure to Boost Your B2B Marketing Strategy

B2B PR Sense

In what seems like a blink of an eye, B2C and B2B marketing have become strange bedfellows. Other traditionally B2C tools and methods have been implemented within B2B in recent years to good effect. Let’s steal a few more pages from the B2C marketing rule book, and discover 5 ways that B2B marketers can achieve more success with B2C tactics. 5 Ways Your B2B Marketing Strategy Can Benefit from B2C Methodology.

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24 great B2B and B2C brand journalism sites

PR Daily

The good news, for a B2B company, is that you needn’t sit out this trend as flashy B2C companies like Red Bull hog the limelight. Advocate Heath Care is asking whether breastfed babies are smarter. Semiconductor chip maker Intel has insights on the top five most impressive game explosions.

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What’s working in content marketing? The most effective strategies for small B2C companies

Agility PR Solutions

The most effective strategies for small B2C companies appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. A newly released study from small bizcontent marketing platform Matcha illuminates what’s working and what’s not in content marketing for small businesses and e-commerce stores.

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3 Tips We Learned from a Panel of B2C Marketers

PR 20/20

The panel was moderated by Jim D’Orazio ( @jimdorazio ), CSU instructor and president of Practical Web Strategies, and focused on the B2C marketing trends of 2015. The marketing industry is fast-paced; it can shift in the blink of an eye.

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Social Media for Consumer vs. B2B: Three Fundamental Differences

PR Expanded

Most of the work I’ve seen profiled in best practices, case studies, award entries, panel discussions and other channels has been consumer-facing – as in work done by companies or agencies to advance the agenda of a B2C company or a consumer product (Oreo, Dove or Skittles anyone?).

3D Digital Marketing Class To Transform B2B and B2C Strategies

wiredPRworks

The post 3D Digital Marketing Class To Transform B2B and B2C Strategies appeared first on wiredPRworks. It’s time for a transformation – are you ready?

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The Difference Between B2B and B2C Public Relations

TrendKite

That said, there are still some significant differences in how people buy B2B and B2C products and therefore, PR strategies for each require a different approach. One thing I try to keep in mind when thinking about PR strategies for business to business brands is that business buyers are also consumers. The people who buy Oracle or SAP for their organization also buy Coke and iPhones. They subscribe to Netflix and get stuff from Amazon.

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B2B PR vs. B2C PR: What's the difference?

TrendKite

Many fundamental principles of PR apply regardless of whether you are trying to reach a consumer or a business audience. Every buyer is influenced by their perception of a brand. People respond to stories and make emotional decisions at work and at home. After all, business buyers are consumers too.

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Social Media for Consumer vs. B2B: Three Fundamental Differences

PR Expanded

Most of the work I’ve seen profiled in best practices, case studies, award entries, panel discussions and other channels has been consumer-facing – as in work done by companies or agencies to advance the agenda of a B2C company or a consumer product (Oreo, Dove or Skittles anyone?).

Four Ways to Grow Your Company’s Social Media Audience Organically

Reputation Us

Internal Communication PR Best Practices Public Relations Social Media B2B B2C business Content Marketing Organic Growth Partnerships public relations social media target audience writing The following blog is a guest post from Digital Content Strategist Lis Thomas.

How to Attract Your Ideal Customer on Instagram

Cision

CMO Essentials B2C branding customer engagement Facebook instagram social media marketingIf you’re looking for additional channels to market your brand, which of the following are you thinking of using? Twitter, LinkedIn, or Pinterest?

Confusion, Technology and Talent in Marketing; Off Script #26: Frank Pollock on Fundamentals and What He’s Learned from Working in CPG

Sword and the Script

Marketing B2C marketing martech Off ScriptI’ve never met him, but that’s part of the point with the Off Script series. It’s equal parts learning, networking, sharing and giving back to the community.

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#measurePR, Die Hard and Squirrels

Waxing UnLyrical

Here’s a peek: On the differences between B2B and B2C measurement: A1: Both need meaningful KPIs (key performance indicators) but B2B side usually needs more direct alignment w/ business goals #measurepr.

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Infographic: How marketers vary on social media

PR Daily

The answer has a lot to do with whether your organization is a B2B business, selling products and services to other organizations, or B2C retailers offering goods to the public. This infographic from Grazitti Interactive shows how B2B marketers differ from their B2C colleagues.

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Join our workshop: ‘Building and Leveraging a LinkedIn Profile’

Axia PR

Whether your company specializes in B2B sales or B2C sales, it’s critical that you understand LinkedIn. LinkedIn now has roughly 630 million users. The social platform is growing rapidly with two professionals joining every second.

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

B2B PR Sense

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. Their report delves into the nature of B2B versus B2C content, and provides insight into what works best on social media for each one.

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A Handy Guide to Working With B2B Influencers

TrendKite

When most people think of influencer marketing, they think of B2C. How do things work differently with B2B influencers? Our VP of Corporate Communications explores the similarities and differences

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9 Expert Guides: How to Win at Influencer Marketing

B2B PR Sense

When influencer marketing first arrived, it was viewed as primarily a B2C marketing tool. Discover the key differences between B2B and B2C influencer marketing and how to include influencers in your B2B marketing strategy. Influencer marketing is no longer the cool kid on the block.

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What’s new and what’s working with today’s CX planning—or is it all for nothing?

Agility PR Solutions

It’s all about the customer experience these days for product retailers, whether B2B or B2C—but most brands and businesses are dropping the ball at one point or another along the CX journey.

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Statistics to punch up your content marketing game

PR Daily

Perhaps that’s why 70 percent of B2B marketers said they would spend more on content marketing in 2017 than compared to last year—and why 73 percent of their B2C counterparts said they would drop more on content marketing this year compared to last.

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What’s hindering your content marketing efforts?

PR Daily

The 2017 State of Healthcare Content Marketing , TrueNorth Custom surveyed mostly B2C health care firms, as did DamoDigital in. Of the B2C health care firms polled, 69 percent say they already are engaging in content marketing and 17 percent plan to start creating content in 2017.

More than 90% of small businesses say reviews are critical—how’re yours looking?

Agility PR Solutions

Whether they’re crowdsourcing for big-picture opinions or just seeking a few tales of user experience, you can bet that prospective buyers—whether B2B and B2C—will make a critical stop at product and service review sites to find out what their user peers think before committing to a purchase.

Performance Storytelling: Norton Lifelock CMO, Ty Shay, Provides a Roadmap

Onclusive

Shay uses the B2C packaged goods industry as an example of how marketing has evolved: “In B2C marketing, I think there was a phase where consumer packaged goods companies were selling to retailers. Shifting from traditional marketing and communications to the concept and model of Performance Storytelling isn’t easy.

Marketing Communications

Onclusive

At the same time, ever since Trout & Ries published *The Battle for the Consumer’s Mind* , B2C marketing executives have known that reach and frequency are key to winning purchase decisions that are made by a single individual with little or no review.

Holiday emails from brands generate higher conversions—what’s the secret?

Agility PR Solutions

Email marketing remains one of the most viable and rewarding strategies for B2C brands and businesses, but new research reveals that holiday-themed emails reap an even more bountiful ROI.

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Video: Using LinkedIn Company & Showcase Pages for PR

Rock the Status Quo

I hope you enjoy this five-minute video talking about my ideas for using LinkedIn showcase pages for audience segmentation and company pages as your newsroom. Let me know what you think!

Loyalty in 3D—how food retailers can earn more shopper devotion

Agility PR Solutions

As with any B2C brand, the best way for food retailers to gain an advantage over e-commerce companies and other competitors is to have a large, loyal customer base.

B2B brands aren’t prepared for today’s high-stakes issues—how to get ready

Agility PR Solutions

New research analyzing the role of high-stakes leadership in today’s Post-B2B world—where the lines between B2B and B2C marketing are blurred, end-user and consumer audiences collide, and high expectations towards all brands are persistent—reveals that 8 in 10 business leaders would end a relationship with a partner based on the failure to address high-stakes communications […].

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5 Tips for Brands New to Influencer Marketing

PR News

Then the pool of full-time journalists and the outlets that employed them began evaporating as the internet hacked away at b2b and b2c media brands’ business… Continued. Getting your brand covered fairly or favorably by a respected journalist in a respected media outlet—that’s what perceived authenticity used to be. It was the brass ring for communicators.

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Infographic: How content marketing builds trust and brand loyalty

PR Daily

The majority of both B2B and B2C marketers report using paid channels to distribute owned media. Marketers are always looking for ways to engage potential consumers and build a relationship with new audiences. Here’s how this approach can help you achieve your most ambitious goals.

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Flack's Revenge

Whether B2B or B2C, it’s about finding those that you can tap into the community that can help your brand be heard; to cut through the noise and be known, liked and trusted. If I‘m a B2C brand, I am still investing somewhat in Facebook.

Study: Content marketers find meetings, plans integral to success

PR Daily

A recent Content Marketing Institute study took a look at some of the major differentiators of how B2B and B2C brand managers approach content marketing. There are many differences between business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketers.

5 B2B Social Media Best Practices That Will Up Your Marketing Game

B2B PR Sense

In the past, many businesses have assumed that B2B and B2C are two different animals where social media is concerned. In reality, though, B2B social media best practices require a B2C approach. Social media has proven its worth within the marketing realm beyond a doubt.

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PR and Social Media: How to Adapt Your PR Strategy

B2B PR Sense

For the purposes of today's post, we're going to discuss how social media can empower both B2C and B2B PR strategy. This shows the growing importance of social media strategy for B2B and B2C business.