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Opinions, best practices and research into B2B marketing strategy and practices

How to flesh out your B2B buyer personas

Know your personas

Buyer personas have been used for years to help marketers hone in on what causes purchasers to make positive buying decisions. They are basically character sketches that lay out your target prospect’s background, demographics, objections, challenges, hobbies, and interests. B2C buyer personas are relatively straightforward. What does your target prospect do for a living? How does he spend his time? What car does she drive? Where do they work? But, that is not the case for B2B.

B2B buyer personas are a tad more difficult. Now you have multiple people in charge of buying decisions, usually stakeholders or board members. So, how can you possibly create an accurate persona when you’re trying to nail down several different personalities, lifestyles, and habits? Continue reading

The beginner’s guide to SMS marketing for B2B

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SMS marketing is a great way to reach out to potential and current customers as well as employees. With a 98% open rate, it’s no wonder text messaging is the most popular form of communication today. Use SMS to send out promotions, alerts, reminders, and so much more!

Four reasons SMS is perfect for your B2B marketing:

●     75% of phones worldwide (4.5 billion) are text-enabled

●     The average millennial sends an average of 67 text messages per day

●     One in five consumers is just as likely to prefer a text message from a business to a phone call

●     Over 80% of people use text messaging for business

To take the first steps into SMS marketing, check out this infographic by Trumpia. Continue reading

4 ways Danish companies can nail B2B marketing in English

It’s not that hard to write a blog post, a Tweet or an article, right?

All you have to do is think about what you want to say, structure it, then start tapping away at the keyboard. At least, that’s pretty much true if you’re a good writer and English is your native language!

Our Danish-based B2B clients, on the other hand, have an added challenge in comparison with competitors from English-speaking regions: producing high-quality English texts when English is their second (or even third) language.

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3 Things B2B Marketers Miss When Analyzing Social Media Contests

While many business owners will argue over the fact that social media is better served for B2C companies, B2B companies can still take advantage of these platforms to connect with their customers, as well as take prospective customers and convert them into clients. It’s true that B2B may have a smaller audience to cater to on social media, but there are several ways to reach new audiences, one of which is by sponsoring social media contests. Continue reading

Marketing technology and the challenges it brings for B2B

Considering the rate at which technology is advancing, it’s a fool’s errand to try to stay in front of the latest developments. Most marketers are more concerned with staying on board with the latest, but that can be pretty confusing too when there are so many concerns on the table. A vocabulary rich in buzzwords won’t get the job done, nor will a whole suite of sophisticated marketing tools that nobody knows how to use properly.

So, for the small- to medium-size business with limited marketing resources, what are some concerns to focus on? Continue reading

Best practices for using social media at a trade show

With exhibits to design and logistics to plan, it’s easy to see why so many trade show marketers neglect social media. Budgetary concerns and tough sales targets make it easy to write off social media marketing as an ‘optional extra’ for a trade show.

Social media and trade shows, however, can work together very well. With the right strategy, the right tactics, and the right best practices, your business can turn every trade show into a lucrative sales opportunity using social media marketing. Continue reading

Social media hiring: Are you hiring a Guru or just a Professional?

The necessity of having someone on your staff who can appropriately manage your social media presence cannot be understated. In absence of a traditional college background for this extremely new job position, how do you determine who is the best candidate? Continue reading

Knowledge sharing platform for a knowledge-intensive company

A new thought leadership platform encouraging stakeholder engagement and subject matter expertise has been launched by a global B2B technology company. Continue reading

How to secure your B2B social media strategy

Any company with a half decent B2B content strategy will be heavily reliant on social media channels to help get their stories out into the world. Even though more and more companies (large and small) have social media accounts these days, more often than not they don’t have a strategy for how they should be operated. This is a big mistake. Continue reading

10 top rated tools for your Social Media Monitoring Toolbox

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Whether you are just getting started or are all about social media this article is for you. Just as a boxer cannot win a fight with his hands tied behind his back, a company cannot maximize its online presence without a robust toolbox to support its social media strategy. A serious social media strategy cannot exist without the support of game-changing tools and, even more importantly, the right people to appreciate and leverage them (you).

Here I look at 10 top rated tools that help B2B companies listen, engage, promote and analyze in the realm of social media. Continue reading