B2B Social Media
Can social media pay off for Business to Business marketers? You bet. The keys are consistent tactics, measurable objectives, and being social. Being social does not mean robo-linking to content in groups and communities. It means talking directly to the people in those communities. Think of social media marketing as an opportunity to get to know your prospects, just like you might do after hours at a tradeshow.
We publish regularly on B2B Social Media Marketing, and you can attend a series of free Social Strategies Sessions.. Webdirexion also offers Social Media campaign services with a team of experiences social communication experts.
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The Marketer’s Concise Guide to CRO offers a comprehensive review of CRO tools, tactics, and techniques to help marketers grow their businesses in a targeted and meaningful way. With an overview of different site tests and a comparison of online analytical tools, anyone from marketing students to career marketers will find something useful in this comprehensive guide.
Join us on 08.29.13 (last Thursday in August) at 10:00 AM PST/1 PM EST — register now for free. Don’t forget to send your comments and questions to #WebDXSocial via Twitter and Google+ both before and during the session.
After a slow start, Google Plus has come racing to the front of the pack, now surpassing Twitter in its number of active users. Whether they are already actively using Google Plus or not, internet marketers, particularly those in the B2B arena can not afford to ignore its potential. To do so, would be to risk being left in their competitors’ dust as they make use of the network’s robust tool set for marketers.
No matter how much sense it makes to chart new territory however, it is always better to have a guide or two that can show you where the treasure is buried. In this, our third Live Social Strategies session, Webdirexion are proud to introduce three respected social media marketers Michael Procopio, Debbie Horovitch and Ryan Bush. Each will be generously sharing their own tips and experiences of using Google Plus for B2B Marketing. (more…)
Our second broadcast on “Social Media Marketing Power” was on Thursday july 25th at 10am PST. Register now for future broadcast updates.
Okay, is there anybody out there who has not heard of the power of social media marketing? Anybody at all? No, I thought not. If you are in any way, shape or form involved in internet marketing then you already know that you should be creating, executing and tracking your social media campaigns. The trouble is, unless you have already have social media networking experience, where do you start? Once underway, how do you calculate ROI on your efforts and if you have limited time and resources what are the most efficient and effective ways to tackle a social media campaign?
As with many other topics, you can find a lot of practical information on social media networking available on the internet. Often though, no matter how many tutorial type posts you read, you may have a question related to the application of your social media plan or how to track performance. Wouldn’t it be great to (more…)
Last week we got together with three expert panelists on a Google Hangout and “Broadcast” our first of three Social Strategies sessions (you can sample it below). The one hour flew by and I learned a lot about Hangouts “On Air” and also from our experts on, “Is Content Marketing plus Social Media Marketing the New PR?”
Our panelists were Carri Bugbee of Big Deal PR, Lori Weaver of Lexington Business Media, and Pilar Portela of BusinessWire — thanks to each. Thanks also go to our Webdirexion “stream team” of Julie Hume, Wendy Miller, and Danette Sheppard-Vaughn, who monitored the live questions from viewers. There are two more Social Strategies broadcasts coming up the last week of July and August — live viewers win prizes for best questions as judged by the stream team — register now.
Take-aways about the new PR
There are a lot of good tips and strategies on the video, but here are my top three:
- Just posting a press release is not enough — there are less journalists, and they are busy, so they might not see it. You need to reach out via Social Media, and also via “old-school” direct contact tactics.
- You need to (more…)
As social media marketing merges with SEO and the tools evolve, the Webdirexion team has some ongoing tips and social strategies to help you stay on the top of your game.
This week there are three Social Media Marketing tips from our team outlined here with the video below. And remember to join us on the last thursdays of June, July and August for one hour Social Strategies Sessions with experts — you can ask them questions, and win prizes.
This week’s Social Media Marketing Tips:
- Julie Hume – Hashtags to search and get visibility: Use Hashtags to help you find tweets, posts, and influencers in a particular industry, and also use them in your own tweets to extend visibility. Julie mentioned Symplur, which focuses on Healthcare Industry connection tactics (Webdirexion has a focus in Healthcare and Medical Industries). Julie focuses on Twitter marketing for Webdirexion:
Above is Symplur.com — a site dedicated to boosting connections within Healthcare social media.
- Danette Sheppard-Vaughn – SaaS Tool for FaceBook Marketing: Danette put us on to a good new FaceBook tracking service (more…)