“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 […]

At a very high level, SEO is comprised of linking, on page/meta data content and other website mechanics (e.g. redirects, trusted URL, etc.). This post speaks to the page content element that B2B copywriters need to know. Start by examining your keywords… Many B2B companies underestimate the importance of this exercise. From a marketing standpoint, […]

What’s the ROI of a brochure? Too granular, right? Doesn’t the same hold true for social media in B2B marketing? It’s the aggregate affect of the B2B marcom mix on sales and not the component level affect. Socialnomics author, Erik Qualman puts it into perspective in his 4-minute video. What do you think?

For B2B’s greenest marketers, green marketing is not simply another initiative. Green has been integrated into the way they do business… it’s part of their corporate culture. Newsweek’s innaugural Green Ranking lists America’s largest 500 companies and ranks them based on their environmental sustainability efforts. Many of the B2B companies on the list have extensive […]

David Meerman Scott addressed the Business Marketing Association at their annual meeting in June 2009. One of his key messages was that B2B marketers need to overcome the fear of losing control over their marketing. Thanks to social media, B2B marketers aren’t in control anymore, and trying to control social media often backfires. David cites […]

Here’s the second in a series of “How To’s” to help you add social media to your integrated marketing communications program. Integrated Marcom Minute interviewed Katherine Watkins, Marketing Communications Manager, Eastman Chemical Company, to learn how she and her marcom team integrated social media into their marcom mix. Research took them down an unexpected path… […]

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OK so you’ve setup your social media listening posts and developed your social media policy. Before you participate you need to develop your social media strategy. Here are several resources offering guidance on what your social media strategy should consider. The most important question you need to answer is why social media? How will it […]