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Angela Connor speaks at the Durham Chamber of Commerce as part of the ChamberU series on B2B social media.

Angela Connor speaks at the Durham Chamber of Commerce as part of the ChamberU series on B2B social media.
Feb. 20, 2013

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  • Attended a class at The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce where Ms. Connor presented this information and was a great benefit and opened my mind to areas that I need to focus on. It is easy to see she is very knowledgeable about her profession and I plan on continuing to reach out to her as I plan to possibly grow a new business.

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B2B Social Media: A Roadmap for Success B2B Social Media: A Roadmap for Success Presentation Transcript

  • B2B Social Media: A Roadmap for Success Angela Connor; Senior Vice President, Group Director Feb. 20, 2013Angela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • WHAT TO EXPECT • I pledge to be: • Candid • Insightful • Passionate • Helpful Angela Connor • Enlightening aconnor@capstrat.com • FunnyAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • ClientsB2CB2BAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial 3 View slide
  • Social Media is not a fad. It’s a fundamental shift in the way we communicate.Angela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial View slide
  • • 43% of small businesses spend 6+ hours per week in social media. -HubspotAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • • 86% of small businesses said they used Facebook professionally every day. -The Cargo AgencyAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • How are small businesses using social media?Angela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  •  Promote products. B2B marketers use social sites to promote new offerings and spotlight current products.  Engage with influencers and brand advocates. By engaging with influencers, fans and advocates, B2B companies are building their online reputations and encouraging sales.  Showcase content. Content marketing is a top tactic used by US B2B marketers, and many are adapting it to the social media marketplace.  Capture and amplify word-of-mouth. Social media allows marketers to capture buzz and word-of- mouth, and then amplify it, which has proven successful for B2C brands.Angela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Top 3 Priorities for the Marketing Funnel Source: Marketing Sherpa, “2011 B2B Marketing Benchmark Survey,” July 29, 2011Angela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Angela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Where do leads come from? Source: Optify, “2012 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report, “Jan. 23, 2013Angela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Capstrat Approach to Social MediaAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Align goals with your business Integrate internally Find your target audience Provide value and engage Measure what mattersAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • What are your goals? • Thought leadership • Increase media coverage • Generate leads • Fan engagement and • growth • Raise awareness • Educate on an unknown • Drive traffic to website/blog topic • Promote events • Change behaviors or move people to action • Increase sales • Connect with a particular population • Engage with customersAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Angela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Align goals with your Business Integrate internally Find your target audience Provide value and engage Measure what mattersAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • From Centralized to Decentralized: Corporate Communications Marketing and “Expect that social media will be Sales integrated into every part of business – a cross-pollination of individuals, strategies, engagement topics and conversations that address the diverse Customer Service needs of a diverse stakeholder base.” -Forbes HR and RecruitingAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial 17
  • Align goals with your Business Integrate internally Find your target audience Provide value and engage Measure what mattersAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Twitter Example • If Radiologists are your target audience… Find them, and follow them.Angela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • TwitterAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Twitter ExampleAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Identify Hashtags and Relevant Tweetchats (Human Resources) • #HR • #leadfromwithin • #Tchat • #TNLive • #leadership • #in • #FF • #healthcare • #HFchat • #HRTechChat • #dthr • #HRtech • #Diversity • #management • #SHRM • #recruiting • #jobs • #USGuys • #CES • #career • #job • #NextChat • #businessAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Facebook ExampleAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Align goals with your business Integrate internally Find your target audience Provide value and engage Measure what mattersAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Guiding Principles• Focus on the members. It is a must that you have content that draws people in and keeps them coming back. User-experience is a key component.•Angela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Guiding Principles• Focus on the members. It is a must that you have content that draws people in and keeps them coming back. User-experience is a key component.• Provide value. Give participants information they can‟t find elsewhere. Educate them. Help solve their problems. Provide insight on topics they care about.•Angela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Guiding Principles• Focus on the members. It is a must that you have content that draws people in and keeps them coming back. User-experience is a key component.• Provide value. Give participants information they can‟t find elsewhere. Educate them. Help solve their problems. Provide insight on topics they care about.• Listen and respond. Be present. Find out what they like and don‟t like and do something about it. Be open. Ask for opinions and feedback. Respect your members.•Angela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Guiding Principles• Focus on the members. It is a must that you have content that draws people in and keeps them coming back. User-experience is a key component.• Provide value. Give participants information they can‟t find elsewhere. Educate them. Help solve their problems. Provide insight on topics they care about.• Listen and respond. Be present. Find out what they like and don‟t like and do something about it. Be open. Ask for opinions and feedback. Respect your members.• Repurpose and remix. Existing content can be used and reused. It will always be new to someone. Showcase user-generated content. The well is never dry when you find ways to breathe new life into archives and take a different approach.•Angela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Guiding Principles• Focus on the members. It is a must that you have content that draws people in and keeps them coming back. User-experience is a key component.• Provide value. Give participants information they can‟t find elsewhere. Educate them. Help solve their problems. Provide insight on topics they care about.• Listen and respond. Be present. Find out what they like and don‟t like and do something about it. Be open. Ask for opinions and feedback. Respect your members.• Repurpose and remix. Existing content can be used and reused. It will always be new to someone. Showcase user-generated content. The well is never dry when you find ways to breathe new life into archives and take a different approach.• Make it easy for everyone. Membership is the goal but lurkers matter. It could take months for a participant to actually join a community. Provide some content that doesn‟t require membership and encourages conversion. •Angela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Purposefully Repurpose Content• Shorten blog posts for newsletters• Create tweets based on press releases• Turn internal training documents into blog posts for the intranet• Reuse infographic content• Rewrite or refresh older content or write a “Best-of list”• Turn an interview into a pithy „Q and A‟• Extract content from blog posts for Facebook and Twitter.• Use sales collateral and web copy• Transcribe podcasts and videos – Use content elsewhere• •Angela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Align goals with your business Integrate internally Find your target audience Provide value and engagement Measure what mattersAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Capstrat’s Analytics FrameworkAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Capstrat’s Analytics Framework - SampleAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Social Media is Always Changing But YOU Should be ConsistentAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Parting Thoughts • Social networks influence B2B decision-makers as they research purchases • Branding and awareness-building are important social media objectives for B2Bs. • B2B Social Media is a growing focus for marketers. • B2B marketers rely on a mix of social media sites for digital marketing • Social efforts must be unified internally.Angela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial
  • Resources Questions?Angela ConnorAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial #capstratsocial
  • Thank You! Angela Connor SVP, Group Director 919-573-6307 aconnor@capstrat.comAngela Connor Twitter: @communitygirl #capstratsocial