Social Media is Key to B2B Content Marketing [Report]

91% of B2B marketers now use social media as a content marketing tool.

Social Media is Key to B2B Content MarketingB2B marketers are distributing their content on social networks more than ever before. A recent study conducted by the Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Profs confirms that content marketing remains a top priority for  B2B marketers, with the vast majority leveraging the practice as part of their marketing strategy. But many are uncertain about how to successfully employ the many tactics available to them.

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7 Facebook Marketing Case Studies

Learn some inventive ways to integrate Facebook into your social media marketing strategy.

7 Facebook Marketing Case StudiesEvery day, businesses are inspired to bring creative marketing ideas to life on Facebook in ways that have a real impact on their bottom line. Many have discovered how to leverage their Facebook communities to strengthen brand loyalty and communicate directly with customers. As your company invests in the social network for marketing, advertising, and branding, it’s useful to have a few examples of what others have done with the platform. These case studies look at the goals, approaches, and results for several Facebook campaigns.

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Use Pinterest Web Analytics to Jumpstart Your Social Media Marketing

Pinterest Web Analytics gives site owners insights into how people are interacting with pins that originate from their websites.

Use Pinterest Analytics for marketingWith more than 48 million users, Pinterest is one of the most popular social networks on the Web. Rather than telling people about your products, Pinterest makes it possible to show what you have to offer. Companies are increasingly using the platform to reach new audiences, increase visits to their websites, and generate leads and sales — and it’s working.

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The Role of Color in Marketing [Infographics]

Use the right colors to increase brand recognition and drive purchasing.

The role of color in social media marketingIt’s more important than ever for brands to project their value. Marketers in general understand the need for consistency in color and design. But it’s also vital to move beyond the standard logo and tagline and take a holistic approach to evoking emotions among potential customers across all of your marketing channels — including social media sites. You can use color to your advantage.

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Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram Demographics

67% of online adults use social networking sites. But who exactly are the people who use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram?

Social media demographics for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr Some very useful social media demographics are outlined in a recent report by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. The study reaffirmed that young adults aged 18-29 are more likely than others to use major social networks (83%). It also substantiates that women are more likely than men to be on these sites (71% vs. 62%), and that people who live in urban areas are significantly more likely than rural Internet users to use social networking (70% vs. 61%).

The analysis also takes a deeper dive into statistics such as the race/ethnicity, education, and household income of people who use social media sites. This information can help you refine your social media marketing initiatives to find leads, increase sales, and improve branding.

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Blogs Influence Consumer Spending More Than Social Networks

Blogging breeds community, where influence is born.

Blogs Influence Consumer Spending More Than Social NetworksA new survey from Technorati has found that many consumers are turning to blogs when they’re looking to buy something. They rank blogs as the third most influential digital resource (31%) when it comes to making purchase decisions, following retail sites (56%) and brand sites (34%). But it turns out that where brands are spending is not fully aligned with how and where consumers are seeing value and being influenced.

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20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

Looking for some great social media marketing blogs? You’ve come to the right place!

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013Social media is now mandatory for businesses. I’m always trying to keep pace with the evolving social media marketing landscape, and reading many of the fantastic blogs out there helps me stay on top of best practices.

Here are some that I read on a regular basis — I think you should, too! The authors all have unique voices and offer timely information about tools, strategies, and trends that you can use to jumpstart your marketing efforts.

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