Sales Navigator allows users to discover “hidden” decision makers at large accounts, and engage with them based on their activity. As a fellow member of LinkedIn, you are able to see where their interests lie, what they’ve done in the past, and who their contacts are. This enables you to build data on them, and if you’re using a robust predictive analytics program you’ll be able to identify precisely what the best marketing approach would be. See how it contributes to lead generation.
Promoting a quality product or service alone isn’t typically enough to move the needle on Twitter. You need to back it up with the kind of brand connection that can only come from building relationships, so it’s critical to learn, engage, and most importantly, listen. Who should be using Twitter more, Marketing or Sales? The fast-paced nature of the platform becomes much more manageable when you lock in on your target B2B audience, listen to what they have to say, and plan your engagement accordingly. In this article, we discuss who needs to take the initiative and why.
Nurturing leads may not be in an executive’s job description, but social media broadens the scope of what nurturing is, who can participate and how it is done. B2B prospects who feel a “high brand connection” to a supplier are 60% more likely to consider, purchase and even pay a premium than they are to suppliers with which they have “low brand connection.” In conjunction with content planning, marketing automation, paid advertising and phone calls, incorporate social more fully to create a deeper emotional connection with prospects for a true omni-channel approach to nurturing.
Advancements in social communication and data collection are reshaping the consumer’s experience with B2B brands, and they also give brands the tools for learning how to enhance that experience. However, while marketing departments are adept at using social platforms like LinkedIn to disseminate information and collect data, statistics show that sales teams are getting short shrift when it comes to social training and sales enablement. The roles between sales and marketing may be blurring, but there is still much work to do. This article takes a look at the numbers and what we can learn from them.
Many B2B companies value social channels for sourcing leads, but few have a documented content marketing plan that converts them. Learn about the 3 keys to successfully converting leads with a social content strategy.
Who influences you, and whom do you influence? For years there’s been talk about creating “brand advocates” with social media. Everybody wants thousands of raving fans singing their praises on social channels, but few are willing to do the real work that advocacy (and influence) requires—relationship building. We see companies build elaborate social profiles and advertise to get more fans, and then wonder in a few months why no one spreads the word about them.
More and more brands are finding out that social media is more about building influence than harvesting leads. So how do you develop social influence, and how does it benefit your company in the long run?