In the past, B2B integrated marketing communications was about control—ensuring that the B2B marcom mix had consistent brand messages, tone and approach. Social media is about letting go of control but offering a framework. Learn how B2B social media has impacted B2B marcom managers.More…

Are B2B Are B2B companies really connecting or are we using bullhorn disguised as social media? I’m bringing this up because I’m as guilty as some B2B marcom folks who put out good, relevant content on the various social media outlets, but fail to make a real connection with real people. Continue Reading

Some small to mid-size B2B companies are soliciting the help of others in the organization to contribute to a social media program. In reality, it’s the thought leadership and technical expertise within these companies that adds value far more than marketing messages (social or conventional advertising). Learn more…

The nutrition label lists the ingredients based on volume per package. Items appearing first on the ingredients list are most abundant in each serving. This is where the nutrition label is like SEO copywriting. The keywords on which you’re optimizing your page should be the first few keywords in the meta title and description, as well as in alt image tags and on-page body copy… think up and to the left. This helps search engines determine relevancy of the search query to your web page. (There’s more to relevance than SEO copywriting, but it’s a necessary part of SEO.) Learn more…

If Integrated Marcom Minute looks a little different or you were redirected from Blogger, that’s because I’ve been busy overhauling my entire website, part of which was to incorporate the Integrated Marcom Minute blog… and the reason why I haven’t posted in a while! Of course most of the credit goes to Kim Woodbridge, who […]

Keywords are the glue that ties your B2B integrated marcom program together. It’s also good “lead gen juice.” Whether you’re running a branding campaign or a product- or market-specific program, leveraging your keywords in the content you develop can have a greater positive impact on search results and helps you provide content that your target audience is looking for. As a result, you generate more qualified leads. The first step is to know your keywords and monitor them.

“I’ve been recommending that my B2B marcom clients keep informed of B2B mobile marketing. This article from iMedia Connection offers a good overview of this nascent market. Stay tuned… I’ll continue to share information and insights on B2B mobile and how it may fit within your integrated marcom mix.” The pieces are finally coming together […]

“I don’t know how anyone can do competitive SEO without growing their social network experience.” This was a quote from Lee Odden (@leeodden), CEO of TopRankMarketing, at a PRWeb webinar. It got me thinking about B2B SEO; and B2B companies who aren’t active in social media could have what may become a gaping hole in […]

This is the next in a series of How To’s on B2B social media. Now that you’ve set up your listening posts (Listen Up!… the First Step in Social Media Marketing) and developed your B2B social media strategy (B2B Marcom Managers: Quick Start Social Media Strategy), it’s time to actually participate. For many, participate means […]

A B2B social media strategy should include a conversation calendar. Your conversation calendar lists the media and frequency of all your social media activity. The conversation calendar acts as a dashboard of your owned and earned media and the number of posts anticipated per month. The conversation calendar is especially helpful if you’re a B2B […]