As social media becomes an important part of business culture, considering the social media impact of decisions has to be part of the process for B2B companies. According to a recent study by the Zeno Group, CEO of all companies, but especially B2B companies, are not taking social media and its impact on their reputation [...]
B2B companies that create content or research reports to drive awareness of their brand, products or services, or even traffic and leads, need to remember social media and their own websites in the mix. A press release in not enough. I always try to link studies back to their original sources, and I would rather [...]
Many B2B companies understand the need to create and curate content to connect with their customers and prospects, but Cisco has done it in a unique place, their newsroom. This very different approach to a social media newsroom was launched in June 2011. At its core, the newsroom, dubbed “The Network,” the winning name chosen [...]
If your B2B company has been diligent in its product research, sales relationship and customer service development, it has developed a core group of fans. These fans love your products and services, and would gladly recommend them to their co-workers, clients and business contacts.
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As a popular blog in the B2B space, SocialMediaB2B.com get lots of pitches from PR firms about a variety of social media topics. Most of them get deleted without even getting read. It is a PR pro’s job to get coverage for their clients and many still don’t understand how to do that in the [...]
Jay Baer and Amber Naslund wrote a book called The Now Revolution about the seven shifts that will make your company faster, smarter, and more social. Thanks to Jay and Amber for giving me a copy of the book to give away to one of our readers. Watch this short video to find out how [...]
As more B2B companies explore social media, the question of ownership always comes up. Many experienced practitioners will tell you that social media needs to pervade an entire organization and one department can’t own it. But reality must rear its ugly head and claim that your company is just getting started, and someone needs to [...]
As you have incorporated social media into communication planning for your B2B company, whether large or small, chances are you worked with the company legal team or outside firm. While these legal teams are in place to protect the interests of the company, some are just not familiar enough with social media to provide appropriate [...]
Your B2B company’s online marketing strategy needs to incorporate social media. The big question now is, “What, exactly, do we need to do?” The web is chock full of answers to that question. And although no two bloggers, companies or marketing and PR professionals agree on everything, the following six ideas have emerged as the [...]
The panelists for the Marketing Profs B2B Forum session, It’s Not Your Mother’s PR, covered both theory (traditional public relations vs. PR 2.0) and practice (case studies from three diverse industries about social media integration with B2B public relations), highlighting what is the perfect marriage of social media and B2B PR.
Beth Harte, Serengeti Communications
Many people [...]