B2B marketers, being early adopters of social platforms and tools external to the corporate environment, are well conditioned to help drive enterprise social media. Good B2B marketers understand the 360 degree impact of social media in garnering attention, facilitating engagement and helping drive revenue. This post discusses how B2B marcom teams can contribute to a successful enterprise social media program behind the firewall. Learn more…

For many B2B marketers there’s little or no “experimental” marketing communications budget, leaving social media out of the mix—or at least underfunded. Here are a few B2B marcom mix suggestions for integrating social media into your marcom mix without breaking your budget.
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Integrated Marcom Minute provides Twitter handle advice for B2B marcom professionals. Learn how to set up Twitter handles, what B2B companies need to consider to optimize their Twitter presence. Should B2B companies use a logo or an image of a person to accompany theirTwitter handles? See examples of how several B2B companies have set up their Twitter handles. Learn more…

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…

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…

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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According to an eMarketer study–courtesy of David Dean’s post on MarcomProfessional–B2B marketers are laggards when it comes to social media. The study indicated that half of B2B marketers surveyed are not even using content marketing tools such as blogging. Social media is not optional for B2B marketers. It represents a fundamental shift in the way your prospects and clients communicate and interact on the internet. Learn more…

Whether you’re a B2B marcom manager who’s taking on social media as a grass roots effort (you and one or two colleagues) or you’ve enlisted a team, content creation can be daunting, even meeting the bare minimum frequency. Like many B2B marcom managers who are beginning a social media program, you and your already burdened staff are responsible for creating most of the content in addition to your day jobs. Before you read any further, make sure you have a content marketing plan and a conversation calendar in place. Then get ready to develop your B2B social media workflow.
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The B2B integrated marcom manager’s role is expanding thanks to social media optimization (SMO). Marcom managers must connect the social media objects that their companies produce. Social objects are content introduced online such as blog posts and comments, Twitter tweets, videos, etc. that can become catalysts for conversation. These objects are all dangling out there in cyberspace. Individually they lack impact, but collectively, they are more impactful to marketing efforts. By developing content optimization guidelines, B2B integrated marcom managers are enabling social objects to connect, which will drive search results and business results.