B2B Digital Marketing

Author: Michael Miller
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780132811637
Release Date: 2012-03-07
Genre: Business & Economics

The only 100% B2B-focused guide to high-profit, low-cost digital marketing! Finally, there’s a comprehensive guide to digital marketing specifically for B2B companies. In B2B Digital Marketing, Michael Miller thoroughly explains how to use each leading digital marketing vehicle to successfully market any product or service to your target companies. You’ll start with planning, discovering how to choose your best platforms and strategies for customer acquisition, sales conversion, and retention. Next, master crucial execution skills for web, search, social, and mobile marketing, online advertising, email, blogs, YouTube, online PR, and more. Finally, discover exactly how to measure your effectiveness, refocus based on what you learn, and prepare for the newest developments in B2B digital marketing. Whether you’re a B2B marketer, product manager, sales professional, PR specialist, manager, or entrepreneur, this book will help you use new low-cost techniques to build stronger relationships, close more sales, and earn higher profits—starting today! You’ll Learn How To: • Define realistic, measurable goals for your B2B digital marketing initiative • Segment your audience and identify the best digital platforms and vehicles for connecting with them • Systematically address the entire B2B buying continuum: reach, acquisition, conversion, retention, and loyalty • Create a flexible, actionable B2B digital marketing plan • Design a website that helps B2B buyers quickly find exactly what they need • Optimize your site for today’s search engines and today’s customers • Use tailored, targeted email to reach more customers and prospects at lower cost • Craft online advertising to reinforce organic search, support promotions, and attract web seminar participants • Drive real value from Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Twitter • Effectively utilize blogs, podcasts, and streaming media MICHAEL MILLER has written more than 100 nonfiction books, including The Ultimate Web Marketing Guide; Using Google® AdWords and AdSense; Using Google® Search; The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization; Sams Teach Yourself Google Analytics in 10 Minutes; and Facebook for Grown-Ups. Miller’s books have sold more than one million copies worldwide. He has established a reputation for clearly explaining technical subjects to non-technical readers, and offering exceptionally useful real-world advice on complex topics. More information can be found at his website, www.molehillgroup.com.

Content Marketing

Author: Rebecca Lieb
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780789748379
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Anyone with any kind of digital presence is a publisher. That includes web sites, but also businesses that blog, are present on social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube or Twitter, and even companies that publish and disseminate content digitally, such as white papers, e-books, podcasts, etc. The reason for this shift is clear: it's easier and cheaper than ever to have a digital presence - and to use your digital profile to market to your customers and prospects. Doing so reduces, and in some cases, eliminates, the need for advertising. Why buy media when you ARE the media? But as we all know, with great power comes great responsibility. What kind of content should you publish? In what forms, and on what platforms? How do you ensure that you'll keep having things to say, and how will you say them effectively, in a consistent "voice" unique to your organization? How will you know if your content strategy is working?

Maximizing Lead Generation

Author: Ruth P. Stevens
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132748629
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Genre: Business & Economics

The Hands-On, Up-to-the-Minute Guide to Generating Better-Qualified, Quicker-to-Close B2B Leads! Lead generation is “Job One”: B2B marketers’ single most important objective. Maximizing Lead Generation brings together everything you need to know to do it right. Fast-paced and 100% practical, it will help you achieve outstanding results in any B2B marketplace—from enterprise technology to industrial equipment to professional services. World-renowned expert Ruth P. Stevens helps you bring science and systematization to all facets of lead generation, building on process, best practices, continuous testing, and ongoing improvement. You’ll learn how to maximize the value of tried-and-true B2B tools and the newest social, web, and search technologies. Stevens offers indispensable insights for the entire lead lifecycle, including qualification, nurturing, measurement, and tracking. Organized for clarity, usability, and speed, this book will help you supercharge salesforce productivity—and company profits. You’ll Learn How To: • Develop and refine rules that consistently lead to higher-quality leads • Gain deeper insights into your customers and their buying processes • Build sophisticated, accurate marketing databases • Identify the media most likely to work for you • Execute highly effective campaigns • Drive huge ROI improvements • Use BANT and other qualification criteria • Apply new “nurturing” techniques to convert “duds” into “diamonds” • Track results and quantify the business value of campaigns • Utilize best practices content marketing and marketing automation • Integrate continuous improvement into lead generation • Discover 10 trends that will transform the way you prospect

LinkedIn for Business

Author: Brian Carter
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780133048032
Release Date: 2012-07-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Increase Your LinkedIn Leads, Sales, and Profits: Attract Higher-Quality Leads, Market More Effectively, Boost Your Sales This book delivers a complete system for profiting from LinkedIn. Top social media marketer Brian Carter shows you how to use LinkedIn to supercharge your existing business-to-business marketing, advertising, and sales processes, generate more qualified leads, and build sales in powerful new ways! Through case studies, Carter reveals how innovative businesses of all types are achieving amazing results with LinkedIn and teaches specific, actionable lessons you can apply right now. Whether you’re an advertising expert, content marketer, sales professional, PR pro, B2B executive, or social media specialist, LinkedIn offers you far more power than you may realize--and this book will help you leverage all of it! YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO Identify the fastest, easiest ways to profit from LinkedIn Apply today’s 15 most valuable Internet marketing principles to your LinkedIn presence Network for dollars, with this book’s proven six-step relationship-building process Find hot prospects through quick LinkedIn prospecting and introductions Use LinkedIn as a “passive prospecting platform”: Generate more leads without more work! Attract “mega-leads” through LinkedIn Answers, Events, and Groups Strengthen brand awareness and spread key messages Leverage content marketing (infographics and more) to boost brand awareness and generate more leads Accelerate your sales cycle with LinkedIn Improve your lead funnel and ensure that prospects are qualified before they talk to salespeople Establish efficient weekly LinkedIn marketing routines Optimize LinkedIn ad campaigns to maximize clicks, leads, and sales

Social Media ROI

Author: Olivier Blanchard
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132678020
Release Date: 2011-02-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Use Social and Viral Technologies to Supercharge Your Customer Service! Use this book to bring true business discipline to your social media program and align with your organization’s goals. Top branding and marketing expert Olivier Blanchard brings together new best practices for strategy, planning, execution, measurement, analysis, and optimization. You will learn how to define the financial and nonfinancial business impacts you are aiming for--and achieve them. Social Media ROI delivers practical solutions for everything from structuring programs to attracting followers, defining metrics to managing crises. Whether you are in a startup or a global enterprise, this book will help you gain more value from every dime you invest in social media. You’ll learn how to: Align social communications with broader business goals and functions Plan for effective performance measurement Establish clarity of vision, purpose, and execution Implement guidelines and operations for effectively managing social media Get started by “listening before talking” Integrate social media into long-term marketing programs, short-term campaigns, and brand initiatives Use social media to deliver real-time, optimized customer support Leverage mobility and the “on-the-fly” social media culture Measure FRY (Frequency, Reach, and Yield) Includes a foreword by Brian Solis.

The B2B Social Media Book

Author: Kipp Bodnar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118214305
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Advance your B2B marketing plans with proven social media strategies Learn social media's specific application to B2B companies and how it can be leveraged to drive leads and revenue. B2B marketers are undervalued and under appreciated in many companies. Social media and online marketing provide the right mix of rich data and reduction in marketing expenses to help transform a marketer into a superstar. The B2B Social Media Book provides B2B marketers with actionable advice on leveraging blogging, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more, combined with key strategic imperatives that serve as the backbone of effective B2B social media strategies. This book serves as the definitive reference for B2B marketers looking to master social media and take their career to the next level. Describes a methodology for generating leads using social media Details how to create content offers that increase conversion rates and drive leads from social media Offers practical advice for incorporating mobile strategies into the marketing mix Provides a step-by-step process for measuring the return on investment of B2B social media strategies The B2B Social Media Book will help readers establish a strong social media marketing strategy to generate more leads, become a marketing superstar in the eye of company leaders, and most importantly, contribute to business growth.

The Like Economy

Author: Brian Carter
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780789751362
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

The #1 Plan for Profiting from Facebook: Now Updated with New Tools, Techniques, & Strategies! Brian Carter's complete, step-by-step Facebook sales and marketing plan has helped thousands of companies supercharge their online sales and profits. Now, he's completely updated it to reflect new Facebook features and tools, share all-new examples and experiences, and deliver actionable new insights about Facebook's users…your customers! Carter focuses on techniques proven to pay off and steers you away from expensive techniques that no longer work. You'll discover today's best ways to attract more prospects at lower cost, convert more of them into profitable buyers, repel “brand-bashers,” and attract fans who'll help you sell. This is a book for doers, not talkers: entrepreneurs and marketers who want results, fast! • Compare Facebook's five routes to profit, and choose your best strategies • Craft a Facebook program that reflects your unique offerings and customers • Avoid eight key mistakes that kill Facebook profitability • Continuously optimize your presence to reflect your experience and performance • Sell the dream: Go beyond benefits to arouse your fans' desires • Attract super-affordable, targeted visitors and fans with Facebook ads • Deepen engagement by applying new insights about Facebook users • Improve branding, positioning, and customer service along with revenue • Master 13 proven influence tactics for transforming casual visitors into buyers • Employ time-tested sales tactics, including testimonials and upselling • Build a community you can translate into profits • Create a cost-effective B2B marketing program that works

The Invisible Sale

Author: Tom Martin
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780133431278
Release Date: 2013-09-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Build a High-Impact, Low-Hassle Digital Sales Prospecting System That Works! Hate cold calling? Stop doing it! Build a supercharged, highly automated digital sales prospecting system that attracts more qualified leads, shortens sales cycles, and increases conversion rates—painlessly! In The Invisible Sale , Tom Martin reveals techniques he’s used to drive consistent double-digit growth through good times and bad, with no cold calling. Martin’s simple, repeatable process helps you laser-target all your marketing activities, sales messages, and sales calls based on what your prospects are actually telling you. Martin boils complex ideas down to simple, straightforward language…real-life case studies…easy-to-understand templates…and actionable solutions! • Discover the “invisible funnel,” where self-educated buyers are making decisions before you know they exist • Leverage Funnel Optimized website design to identify your prospects’ key challenges before you ever speak to them • Integrate social media, content, and email to optimize the entire prospecting process • Make every sales call count with behaviorally targeted email prospecting • Leverage Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to efficiently “prospect at scale” • Use the science of propinquity to choose “outposts,” strategize social networking, and drive offline campaigns • Save money by rightsizing production quality to each marketing requirement • Rapidly create keyword-rich text content, and use it widely to promote self-qualification • Create webinars and tutorials more easily and painlessly than you ever thought possible • Choose low-cost devices, apps, software, and accessories for quickly creating high-quality DIY media content • Learn how to apply Aikido Selling Techniques to close self-educated buyers

Social Location Marketing

Author: Simon Salt
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132653702
Release Date: 2011-01-25
Genre: Computers

Front cover “Too many people are running around nowadays calling themselves ‘social media experts.’ Simon doesn't call himself that. His clients do. And they're right. I'll read anything this man writes.” –Peter Shankman Back cover Social Location Marketing Breakthrough social location marketing techniques for promoting your service, product, or venue! Social Location Marketing offers powerful new ways to promote practically any product, service, or venue. Now, pioneering expert Simon Salt shows exactly how to make the most of it! Salt introduces Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp, and other apps, helping you choose your best options, and build cost-effective marketing programs that work. Through real examples, you’ll learn how to reach your key audiences and segments…craft and execute winning strategies on realistic budgets…measure activity and calculate ROI…avoid costly mistakes…and much more! Whatever your goal, role, or industry, this book will help you find new customers where they are, strengthen loyalty and retention, and supercharge profits! You’ll Learn How To: • Understand how social location marketing works and what it can (and can’t) do for your business • Learn the surprising realities about who uses social location software • Know your customers and their motivations–and build marketing plans around them • Develop communities of customer advocates who’ll work on your behalf • Use games, competitions, time-limited offers, and other innovative approaches • Successfully reach teens, tweens, women, or men • Discover proven approaches for fashion, retail, hospitality, and restaurants • Effectively handle criticism, and transform negatives into positives • Preview brand-new social location tools, including Google Hotpot • Understand the privacy issues associated with social location marketing SIMON SALT is a key social media influencer who works with large brands and international PR companies. After participating in three succes1tups, he now leads his own marketing communications firm, whose client list includes Fortune® 500 companies. Salt is now conducting a Social Media roadshow, speaking on social location sharing across the United States. He has spoken at major conferences including BlogWorld, Internet Summit, and will speak at SXSW 2011.

Implementing B2B Content Marketing

Author: Bob Oord
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 154674889X
Release Date: 2017-06-21
Genre:

B2B marketing has changed for good. B2Bs need to think, act and communicate from the buyers perspective. With loose promises, swirling service descriptions and so-called unique selling points, the information hunger of business decision-makers can no longer be set. Those who wish to build a good relationship in an early stage of the buyer journey will have to focus on the buyer's context. Transparency, knowledge sharing and authenticity have become conditions for success. B2Bs are turning to blogs, social media, animations, webinars, e-books and white papers, hoping to generate qualified sales leads. But how can you set up an effective strategy? How do you attract, engage and convert your audience? And how can you effectively use marketing technology? Use the seven-step approach in this book as a guide to success.

The Complete Guide to B2B Marketing

Author: Kim Ann King
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780134084640
Release Date: 2015-03-23
Genre: Business & Economics

To succeed at B2B marketing today, you must excel across all areas: from getting your message out, to generating demand, to enabling sales teams. New technologies and new techniques make excellence possible. Now, top B2B marketer Kim Ann King brings together all the best practices and tools you need to make excellence real. In The Complete Guide to B2B Marketing , King helps you succeed by focusing on the three pillars of cutting-edge B2B marketing: automation, personalization, and experimentation. Drawing on her pioneering experience at companies like Akamai and Open Market, King shows how to: Systematically assess your context and customer, via personas, profiles, and other powerful techniques Choose among today's panoply of marketing options, tools, and techniques Build a more agile B2B marketing organization, and link its goals more tightly to strategy More accurately estimate marketing spend and ROI Systematically optimize demand generation and many other key functions Leverage higher-value approaches to web/mobile, SEO, and customer community-building Gain more value from corporate standards and your creative services vendors Discover what worked and what didn't, and use this knowledge to improve more quickly You'll find comprehensive, actionable resources, including best-practices checklists for every tactic, vendor checklists for evaluating new marketing technologies, a complete corporate marketing plan outline, and a start-to-finish marketing communications case study. If you're a B2B marketer, you'll find The Complete Guide to B2B Marketing invaluable – whatever your company's size, product, service, or industry.

The Rebel s Guide to Email Marketing

Author: DJ Waldow
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780133048148
Release Date: 2012-08-15
Genre: Business & Economics

A No-Nonsense, Take-No-Prisoners Plan for Earning Positive Return on Your Email Marketing! “They” say email is dead. Baloney! 94% of Americans use email. Passionate social networkers use email more, not less. Mobile email is huge. Email offers marketers more opportunities than ever...opportunities to guide customers from consideration and trial to repeat purchase, loyalty, even advocacy! But email has changed. Email users have changed. To get breakthrough results, you must break the rules! Whether you’re B2B or B2C, Fortune 500 or startup, this is a complete no-nonsense plan for transforming your email marketing. Discover radically better ways to handle every facet of your campaign: lists, From names, Subject lines, calls to action, social network integration...everything! Learn how to Discover which email marketing “rules” are obsolete--and when to break the rest Optimize every component of your message and campaign Drive list growth that translates directly into the top line Encourage opt-in by systematically simplifying signup Bring real humor and creativity back into your email Write a great main call to action--and great secondary and tertiary calls, too Take full advantage of tools ranging from QR codes to texting to grow your email list Make better technical decisions about prechecked opt-in boxes and other attributes Know when to deliberately introduce “imperfections” into your emails Use email marketing and social media to power each other Prepare for the short- and long-term futures of email marketing

How to Measure Social Media

Author: Nichole Kelly
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780133099829
Release Date: 2012-10-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Your 100% Actionable, Proven Framework for Delivering Rock-Solid Social Media Business Metrics—Painlessly Think social marketing is worth it? Prove it. If your boss hasn’t demanded that yet, he will. Then what? Hand him some jive about “return on conversation”? Think that’ll fly? You’ll be gone so fast you won’t know what hit you. You know damn well what your boss cares about: Sales Volume. Costs. Revenue. This book will help you measure all that: credibly, accurately, and in drill-down detail. Bet you can’t wait to see his face when you walk in with metrics that stand up to his most brutal questions. We’re not just talking about getting “buy-in” or begging for your proverbial “seat at the table.” We are talking about numbers that make careers. This book will prove your indispensability to even the most clueless executive in your company. Here’s the best part: It’s not hard. You won’t need to become a math nerd. The tools are cheap (or free), and you’re probably sitting on most of the data. This book will give you everything else, including simple step-by-step techniques for creating measurable strategies and getting the data to prove they deliver. You’ll also get super helpful hands-on exercise worksheets where you can jot down your answers and notes. Nichole Kelly has been refining this stuff for 14 years. She’s helped hundreds of marketers prove their value to bosses and boardrooms. Now it’s your turn. If you’re a marketer or agency pro, this is a game you have to play. Win it. Reliable answers to questions like: How much revenue did our activities on social media platforms generate this month? Are social media prospects more likely to convert to customers? Which status update delivered the highest conversion rate? How long do we retain new social media customers? Do they spend more or less than customers from other channels? Do they make repeat purchases more often than other customers? And much more…

The Social Trade Show

Author: Traci Browne
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780132918039
Release Date: 2012-05-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Today's new social and virtual platforms and technologies can help you transform the way you market through tradeshows, exhibits, and events - helping you supercharge performance on every metric that matters to you. The Social Tradeshow is the first practical guide to using these new tools to reach more prospects, close more sales, and earn more profits. Renowned industry consultant and thought leader Traci Browne covers every step of the process, revealing what works (and what doesn't). She offers practical advice, realistic examples, and actionable ideas for companies of all sizes, in both B2B and B2C markets. Discover how to: * Create goals, measurable objectives, and strategies * Identify the tools and techniques most likely to work for you * Integrate social media and virtual events with existing pre-show, at-show and post-show tactics * Avoid older "virtual" techniques that have been proven to fail * Make the most of live streaming, video interviewing, mobile polling, and other innovations * Expand and enhance your community of customers and prospects year-round * Demonstrate the value of social media to key decision-makers

9 Best Kept Secrets of B2B Digital Marketing

Author: Greg Gutkowski
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692499784
Release Date: 2015-07-27
Genre:

Companies that are successfully implementing B2B digital marketing are seeing an average increase in sales of 10 to 20% or more. By developing a digital marketing strategy and integrating the related tools with existing marketing processes, businesses can dramatically increase both leads and sales. Unfortunately though, a lot of companies do not know where to start. Or they are making mistakes and misinformed about how to accomplish these goals, costing them time, money, and resources. And ignoring B2B digital marketing is costly as well. You may not go out of business tomorrow if you are not being found on the Internet today, however you will be slowly losing business to more knowledgeable competitors. 9 Best Kept Secrets of B2B Digital Marketing separates the facts from the fads and gives you a template for building a solid digital marketing strategy that will strengthen any sales plan to get more business clients. Author, Greg Gutkowski provides the rare insight and valuable guidance for internet marketing that can only come from having worked with some of the world's largest and most sophisticated marketing companies. From top down and bottom up you will discover best practices and strategies for integrating digital marketing including: * How to get found in a digital world and the right way to engage prospects and customers online * How to generate leads and sales 24/7 with internet marketing * Why data integration is essential to your success and how to accomplish this * Why B2B companies must approach social media marketing differently than B2C companies * The biggest mistakes that companies make with ecommerce and how to avoid these * Which digital resources provide the biggest ROI * And much more! Whether you are a sales manager wanting to maximize lead generation or a CEO looking for a high level resource on marketing for executives, 9 Best Kept Secrets of B2B Digital Marketing will provide you with the tools, techniques, and insights to successfully integrate B2B marketing. Order your copy today!