mindfulness

Editor’s note: Why mindfulness is critical for marketers, sales execs, IT leaders and other B2B professionals

I have totally been lying to everyone for months. Ever since I started using a meditation app, Insight Timer, back in February my sessions have been immediately broadcast on my Twitter account afterwords. When friends and business acquaintances bring it up I’ve been feigning ignorance, acting almost embarrassed that I haven’t turned that feature in […]

Social Media Marketing: The Movie

Behind the scenes with the star of ‘Social Media Marketing: The Movie’

For most people, getting up to speed on social media marketing could take weeks, if not months. In Social Media Marketing: The Movie, John Lincoln gives himself 24 hours. The CEO of San Diego, Calif.-based digital marketing agency Ignite Visibility gave himself a major challenge in Social Media Marketing: The Movie, which will premiere online […]

Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk has one piece of social media advice for B2B firms, and it’s super simple

Maybe it’s force of habit, or maybe it’s out of genuine concern, but Gary Vaynerchuk can’t seem to resist offering me some unsolicited career advice. The man known across digital marketing circles as “Gary Vee” was the star speaker at Haste & Hustle: Generation Now, which brought together young entrepreneurs in Toronto this week to […]

Square Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey sums up Square’s competitive advantage in attracting independent merchants

Just as the character limits on Twitter are getting longer, Jack Dorsey says merchants can expect an expanded suite of tools from Square following the launch of its contactless chip card reader in Canada — and he’s not worried about the competition from Shopify. The CEO of both Square and Twitter was in Toronto Tuesday […]

employee advocates

Survey: Only 27% Act as Employee Advocates on Social Media

Companies that want their employees to act as their advocates on social media need to have clear policies, a consistent approach and possibly even financial incentives, according to new research. The Marketing Advisory Network report, which was based on a survey of close to 500 professionals this past spring, showed that only 27 per cent […]

content marketing

B2B Trending Conversations: Content Marketing Benchmarks, Social Marketing, the Future of Big Data

Welcome back to another edition of B2B Trending Conversations, our weekly roundup of what’s buzzing about B2B on social media. This week we’ve got a bumper crop of B2B goodies, including the just-published B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends survey, tips on using Twitter lists as well as Snapchat and Instagram to improve your […]

Twitter launches call-to-action buttons for Promoted Tweets

In hopes of drawing even more engagement to its Promoted Tweets, Twitter now gives companies the option of adding a call-to-action button. Called “conversational ads,” Twitter announced the beta launch on Tuesday. As the blog post explained, marketers have resorted to using a combination of pictures, videos and compelling hashtags to drive engagement. Conversational ads are […]

Incredible stats to justify your employee advocacy-social media programs

More B2B marketers are using social media in their content marketing programs, and employee advocacy programs continue to be top-of-mind for many B2B CEOs. Should you get your employees involved in your social media marketing even if they’re not on your official social media team? Short answer: Yes, you should. Foster the people The long answer […]

Twitter adds new analytics tool to help brands learn what users are saying about them

Twitter announced a new suite of analytics tools to helps advertisers “quickly understand their brand’s share of conversation, key audiences, and trends about their brand’s conversation,” as a blog post states. Brand Hub offers metrics that help marketers glean insights from real-time conversations about their firm. Today we’re excited to announce Twitter Brand Hub, the newest addition to […]

Investigating social media’s spam-bot problem

Need some users for your firm’s social media account? There’s a bot—er, app—for that. For a few dollars, marketers can populate their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even LinkedIn accounts with thousands (millions? DONE.) of followers. Like some highs, it feels good for a while, but marketers are increasingly coming around to the conclusion that the […]