It’s no secret that social selling can have a huge impact on a B2B organization’s bottom line. In fact, sales reps who leverage social selling are 79% more likely to attain their quota than those who do not (source).
However, as impressive as this looks, B2B sales reps have been slow to adopt social media as an important sales tool. One study reported only 31% of sales reps use social media in their day-to-day sales process (source). Continue reading “The B2B Sales Rep’s Guide to Facebook”
If you’re a regular social media user, you’re likely familiar with social media holidays—but just in case, we’ll give you a quick overview. Sometimes referred to as “hashtag holidays” or “micro-holidays”, social media holidays are just what the name alludes to– holidays celebrated with the primary goal of generating engagement on social media.
Compared to more traditional holidays, such as Christmas or Thanksgiving, social holidays are largely unofficial and commemorate a variety of items, objects, and occurrences. From favorite foods to political movements to animals and everything in between—there is a social media holiday out there for everything imaginable. Continue reading “The B2B Marketer’s Guide to Social Media Holidays”
We recently reported that, while marketing professionals understand marketing automation can streamline essential processes, many do not leverage these systems to their full advantage
In fact, only 14% of B2B marketers report their use of marketing automation as “good” or better (source).
So, what’s holding them back? According to Ascend2, the biggest inhibitor of successful marketing automation implementation is a lack of effective strategy (source). Continue reading “A Guide to Marketing Automation Implementation”
Data is a big investment for any company— but, if you research vendors and invest intelligently, it can have a dramatic impact on your company’s financial success and growth. However, if you’re not smart about your purchase, bad data quickly becomes a costly mistake. Continue reading “How to Get More Value From Your B2B Data Purchase”
B2B marketers have long since understood the benefits of social media—yet many still struggle to leverage its full potential as a demand generation tool. In fact, 49% of B2B marketers rank social media marketing as the most difficult lead generation tactic to execute (source). Continue reading “Social Media Demand Generation: A Q&A”
If you’re reading this post, you already know it’s important to keep a finger on the pulse of marketing for new, innovative tactics. One such tactic? B2B influencer marketing.
Proven to increase brand awareness and drive lead generation, influencer marketing is a vital marketing tactic for many B2C brands. Yet, its popularity has been slow to catch on in the B2B community. In fact, according to one recent report, only 15% of B2B brands are running ongoing influencer programs (source). Continue reading “Influencer Marketing 101: The Beginner’s Guide”
In a 2010 blog post, ZoomInfo discussed the emergence of video as an effective vehicle for B2B marketing communications. At that time, nearly 60% of brand managers planned to invest more resources in online video in the next 12 months.
Today video remains a hugely successful tactic in the B2B marketing world. In fact, nearly 76% of B2B marketing professionals report including video content in their overall digital strategies (source). Consider the following:
Continue reading “7 Ways to Incorporate Video into Your Marketing Strategy”
Since its release, Twitter quickly garnered traction in the B2B marketing realm. In fact, 87% of B2B marketers report using Twitter as part of their social media strategy, trailing LinkedIn as the number one platform by only 6% (source).
However, as the use of Twitter becomes more widespread, marketers continue to be skeptical of the platform as a viable marketing tool. One study suggests that only 50% of B2B marketers are confident in Twitter’s capabilities as an effective B2B marketing tool, compared to LinkedIn’s 62% confidence rating (source).
So, are modern marketers right to be skeptical? Continue reading “The B2B Marketer’s Twitter Handbook”
Performance based hiring is exactly what it sounds like— a process used by recruiters to find and hire top talent. This four-step approach streamlines the standard recruiting processes of sourcing, screening, and interviewing candidates.
In today’s post, we provide you with a step-by-step guide to an effective performance based hiring strategy. Continue reading “The Definitive Guide to Performance Based Hiring”
Over the last several months, artificial intelligence (AI) has taken the business world by storm. From industry events, to blog posts, B2B professionals can’t stop talking about this trending topic and its potential to revolutionize marketing. But, does AI live up to all the hype? Or is it just another martech fad?
In today’s post, we’ll take a further look into the concept of AI and see how this new technology can have a real impact on your marketing strategy.
Continue reading “Artificial Intelligence and Marketing”