B2b And Social Media

  • 10 Profound digital marketing trends to you need to know about now

    … to change. The power has shifted from Madison Avenue to Main Street. It’s time to transcend our marketing arrogance, our traditional organizations and silos, our budgets built on an iteration of what we did last year, and start to market our businesses in a way that reflects reality. 2) Virtual spaces Recently Facebook gave us a glimpse of what…

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  • The future of marketing is about embracing chaos, scaling love

    … are streaming their audio and video content through ad-free subscription services. There are three major forces moving consumer behavior today, all driven by content on social media: reviews, user-generated content, and influencers. I would also throw Facebook/Google ads in there for good measure, too. The interesting thing to me is, of these three…

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  • Building a marketing strategy? Start with empathy.

    … in higher customer satisfaction, more repeat business, and in overall brand sentiment. But customers are people too, and empathy is how we live with and relate to each other. It’s a quality we must all possess. Kerry O’Shea Gorgone is a writer, lawyer, speaker and educator. She’s also Director of Product Strategy, Training, at MarketingProfs. Kerry…

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  • A significant content insight if you’re marketing personal services

    … By Mark Schaefer I recently helped an HR company with a sticky business problem. They were following the “best practices” of content marketing — answering questions, publishing consistently, sharing on social networks — but nothing was happening. In fact their business was in a tailspin. As I reviewed their situation, here are some…

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  • The 30 possible ways you can create customer value

    … By Mark Schaefer I’ve been immersed in the digital marketing world for many years and if somebody asked me, “what is the number one tip shared about content/social media success” it would be this: This may seem like simple — even rudimentary — advice, but it’s also quite true. Any communication we put out there today is not just an expression…

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  • Unraveling the secrets of B2B influencer marketing

    … By Mark Schaefer It seems like wherever you turn these days there is another mention, post or case study about influencer marketing. Without question this is a real and important trend but it’s really just starting to creep into the B2B space. I recently had a chance to catch up with Andrew Grill, global managing partner at IBM, to discuss…

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  • Content monetization, brocial media, and the role of love in business

    … is like streaking down the center of an association hall, shouting ‘hey look at me I’m really great.’ Mark: Well, there are a lot of people who do that. The social media streakers. Phil: I like to call it kind of the brocial media. ‘Hey bro, what’s up!’ That’s fake. I don’t think anybody expects immediate responses on every channel, but they do…

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  • How business strategy is being re-invented by social media

    … a juicy one: How social media is upending traditional marketing strategy … perhaps business strategy. Mitch and I have both written recently about the danger of politicizing a brand. But Mitch makes the additional smart point that brands may not have a choice in the matter — customers may be demanding that we take a political stand. This is a thought…

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  • 10 Epic Shifts that are Re-Writing the Rules of Marketing

    … automation, and algorithmic writing, to name a few! You may find it strange that I don’t include “Big Data” in this list of 10 trends. I see AI as the interface, the translator that makes Big Data accessible and real for marketers. Big Data won’t be a “thing” very soon. It will simply be the fuel for AI. 2) Virtual reality While Artificial Intelligence…

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  • What does digital transformation mean to marketing?

    … Is your head spinning over the prospect of digital transformation and marketing? Certainly the change ahead might seem dizzying. Social media and social selling, Big Data and analytics, new listening platforms, and artificial intelligence are just a few of the ideas gaining momentum. How does a marketing leader manage through this level…

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  • The greatest content marketing case study in history

    … By Mark Schaefer I was going through some old files from classes I taught years ago and came across the most beautiful and wonderful content marketing case study. It is my all-time favorite because it touches so many bases and I thought I would pass this along to you for a little fun and inspiration. First I have to explain that this case study…

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  • The new standards for strategy and social media success

    … the first step is to take a rational look at what is possible. What is the current strategy, if they even have one? What are the obstacles to success, both real and perceived? Is the organization ready for a public social media presence? Are they a conversational brand, meaning, is this a natural fit for the company or will it take extraordinary…

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  • Smart speakers, the streamification of content and big changes ahead

    … By Mark Schaefer I’ve been in marketing more than 30 years and I think we’re facing the period of greatest change in my experience, probably the greatest period of change in the history of marketing. In this new episode of The Marketing Companion, Tom Webster and explore the bold ideas that will have a profound impact on marketers including…

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  • Economist Study: B2B leaders conflicted about content marketing

    … By Mark Schaefer New research suggests that B2B content aimed at establishing thought leadership offers big rewards for those who get it right … but very few companies are getting it right. The Economist recently collaborated with Hill+Knowlton to produce a fascinating study called Thought Leadership Disrupted: New Rules for the Content Age…

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  • Social media pioneer discusses employee advocacy success

    … enjoy this short video… If you can’t view the video above, you can see it here: Juergen Brock The post Social media pioneer discusses employee advocacy success appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. …

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