For B2B technology and industrial marketers, social media has become an integral part of the B2B marcom mix. Presenters at a June 28 Business Development Institute panel on B2B Social Communications explained how they’ve integrated social media into their marcom mixes. Companies including AECOM, Affect, Cisco, Citi, and Deloitte shared that embarking on social media is less about the ROI of the specific social media endeavor and more about the integrated effect of social media on the business. Learn more…

Do B2B industrial companies really need social media? For many industrial companies, social media will be unavoidable. But given the resource-constrained B2B industrial marketing department, often consisting of a lone marcom professional who’s doing it all, integrating social media into the B2B marcom mix can be done more easily than you think.
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For many B2B industrial marketers having a website is “good enough” when it comes to their web presence. However, without applying online marketing techniques, your company could be invisible on the internet. This article helps B2B industrial marcom managers increase their company’s visibility on the internet with a good three-step foundation.
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For B2B marcom, channel partners can be a source of good content. Thanks to several new tools, it’s become easier for marcom pros to curate content from channel partners who are active on Twitter and other social networks. Learn how you can aggregate your channel partners’ Twitter tweets into a daily online newspaper. Learn more…

B2B marcom managers can leverage an abundance of PowerPoint presentations by integrating SlideShare into the marcom mix. For many B2B marketers PowerPoint presentations are easier and cheaper to produce than online video. So SlideShare can be a marcom manager’s best friend by enabling him or her to repurpose PowerPoint presentations with the added benefit of online lead generation. Learn how to successfully integrate SlideShare into the B2B marcom mix plus tips on optimizing your presentations for search and the social sphere. Learn more…

The reality of branding from a B2B perspective is that marketers were never really in control. The only control marcom exerts is in communicating the framework for the brand—identifying what the image should be, articulating the brand promise, etc. However, it’s the customer perception that either validates what we communicate or denies it. Learn more…

Should B2B copywriters apply SEO copywriting techniques to landing pages, especially when an email is driving visitors to the landing instead of search? Landing pages should be optimized for conversion first and foremost; however, that doesn’t preclude SEO. Learn more…

The following B2B SEO copywriting techniques for multilingual websites came from a B2B SEO copywriting workshop. The copywriting techniques include how to write SEO-effective meta data, in addition to effective copywriting techniques for corporate communicators.
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The 5 P’s of B2B social media marketing help B2B marcom professionals develop a social media marketing program based on five P’s — social media policy, plan, people, persona and above all, patience. Learn how other B2B companies are handling social media policy, from where they’re getting the social media resources and content necessary to an effective social media program.
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As a B2B copywriter, one of the biggest challenges of writing web content is writing effective engaging content while optimizing it for search. For me, it’s easier to write the content with the reader in mind first, and then optimize the content for search engines. I use the following B2B copywriter’s seven-step checklist and tweak the content until it’s optimized for the reader and for search engines.
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