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“Land, ho!” Landing pages are good destinations

— for B2B customer prospects and marketers

“Are we capturing leads from our marcomm activities?”

“Can we measure the results of our ad program?”

“Are prospects finding the information they want on our website?”

If you’ve been pondering any of these questions, there’s one phrase that should come to mind. Landing pages. A landing page is a webpage that [...]

By | April 28th, 2015|Social media, Strategic Planning, Website Development|

Social media channels for B2B marketing

Social media is more like broadcast media than print, so the word “channel” is used to denote the various social media vehicles. The top three channels are Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. However, engineers are more likely to use LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube. Here is an overview of each channel for a commercial/industrial marketer.

Facebook

  • By far the most popular channel, with over a billion users.
  • Think of it as a cross between a block party, a cocktail party and a family reunion.
  • Personal contacts are called “friends.” Companies/brands have “likes.”
  • There is a distinction made between individuals and companies. The rules are different for each. [...]

Can B2B marketing be social?

The consumer marketing world is all abuzz about social media and how to use it for promotion. But what about business-to-business brands? How can a commercial or industrial marketer benefit from this medium?

What is social media?

Social media refers to a class of website that allows users to share information quickly with a designated group of individuals. That information may be quotes, news about a person or company, opinions, comments or photos. Anyone can put almost anything on social media. There’s almost no censorship and certainly no editing. What appears on social media sites runs the gamut from the trivial, like what I’m having for dinner, to major news of breaking world events. Social media is more like broadcast than print, in that social media channels are on 24/7/365. However, unlike broadcast media [...]

By | August 26th, 2014|Media Planning, SEO and Pay-per-click, Social media|

Is CCC full of Mad Men?

As a woman in advertising there’s a lot I don’t like about AMC’s hit series, Mad Men: The way women are treated in the workplace and in marriages. The drinking. The smoking. What do I like? The fashion’s fun. The acting’s very good. It’s true to the era. And it’s certainly a truer portrayal of the darker side of this business than I’ve seen elsewhere. However, being involved in B2B marketing—rather than the heady world of consumer brands the TV series covers—means I look at the show with different eyes. CCC doesn’t have a bunch of off-the-wall, cut-throat Mad Men or Women on staff, for a couple reasons: […]

By | August 5th, 2014|Branding and Creative, Public relations, Social media|

Pack of volunteers builds new website for animal-lovin’ non-profit

As the public face of an organization, a website is an essential marketing tool for any business or non-profit. For non-profits especially, website development, maintenance and updating can get lost in more pressing needs like [...]