Today Clutch, an independent B2B services research company, published its first report on marketing and advertising agencies in the U.S. The research identifies leading agencies that have competencies across a range of both traditional and digital marketing functions. The full report can be found at: https://clutch.co/agencies/leaders-matrix.
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Paid search advertising can be a great way for B2B marketers to rapidly grow business. It can drive massive traffic to websites but must be managed properly for businesses to succeed. However, to successfully manage Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Campaigns, B2B marketers must put their focus on the following five essential areas.
As a B2B marketer, you're always in search of new customers to grow business. To do so, you've got to "get found" by your target audiences. While the use of search engine optimization (SEO) might have made things easier, there are several mistakes B2B marketers still make when trying to manage an effective inbound marketing strategy. The following SEO management tips will help B2B marketers succeed among stiff online competition.
Let’s say you don’t have a brand manager or a director of lead gen or social media manager. But your executive team understands there is value in all those things and somebody taped a message to your back when you weren’t looking that says "Kick me - I love marketing!" So where do you start. The sales guy wants leads “send out some emails or start a pay per click campaign or something like that” he says. Your CEO wants that sexy PowerPoint presentation he’s never been able to quite pull together. And everyone and their mother is clamoring for “social media.”
How do you connect with your market? That's the question at the heart of marketing. There are many channels and methods to use, digital and otherwise. An explosion of digital devices and the arrival of IoT extends the opportunity to connect, expanding the digital realm. The so called traditional media of print, television, and radio continues to evolve, stubbornly refusing to accept obsolescence. Apps, websites, social media, events, commerce, all make for a complex landscape for a brand to participate in in a meaningful way.
Testing for results lets you navigate all this, of course. Test, measure, and throw your marketing spend at what works. It’s a defensible approach, it’s safe. But you might find yourself shortchanging inspiration and spontaneity if that's your only tactic. The “stuff” of engaging relationships is spontenaity, fun, challenge.
Sure, Facebook is a terrific channel for connecting with consumers, and Twitter is a great way to capture the buzz on the street. But LinkedIn is the social media platform for B2B marketing — hands down. Whether your focus is on inbound marketing, lead generation, building brand awareness, or simply drawing comments from prospective clients, few networks can match LinkedIn in importance or features. Here are the top 10 ways to make LinkedIn a key part of your B2B marketing mix.
You’ve probably heard the saying, “No one ever got fired for buying IBM.”
IBM didn’t get its sterling reputation overnight. It achieved it by creating a superior product, being a leader in innovation, and building trust with its clients to ensure they would return.
Just when you thought the business-to-business (B2B) space couldn't get more exciting, the digital revolution came along and changed the marketing game. No longer are in-person interactions necessary for closing deals. Today’s B2B customers do their research long before signing on the dotted line. In fact, ab2b_marketing staggering 94% turns to the Internet before making purchase decisions, according to a recent study from the Acquity Group.
As a sophisticated B2B marketer, you need to evolve your strategy to keep up with the shifting landscape. But how do you create the most effective marketing plan for your B2B company? Here are four digital marketing tips that are time-tested and proven to work perfectly in the B2B sphere.