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Managing paid search campaigns in a B2B world is different to B2C. Here's the inside scope from the B2B PPC marketers at Banner Corporation.

Managing paid search campaigns in a B2B world is different to B2C. Here's the inside scope from the B2B PPC marketers at Banner Corporation.

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  • Not just b2b, but smaller geographical markets and niche products...
  • Super tight campaign structure: 1 to 1 creative and keywords
  • What about impressions?
  • What about impressions?

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  • Search in a B2B World
  • The B2b difference
    Setting the scene
  • Passionate vs keeping the job
    “This $2 million CRM system looks very solid, with great support service and 3rd party development adoption”
    “The new iPad is so sleek and shiny, I must have it!”
    At the office
    At home
  • Remember the technology adoption curve?
    Image CC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology_adoption_lifecycle
  • Are we talking Brand or Demand?
    “I want Brand Awareness! ...but we need to also hit our sales numbers!”
    “I want Sales! ...but we also need to increase brand awareness!”
  • Clear Objectives
    Brand
    • Share of Voice
    • Impression Share
    • Impressions
    • Clicks
    • Avg. Position
    Demand
    • Web Leads
    • Marketing Leads
    • Sales Leads
    • Closures
  • Keyword research
    Getting the basics right
  • You’re not the Keyword Expert
  • Getting into the mindset of the audience
    “reduce company carbon footprint”
    “hd video conference system”
    CTO
    CEO
  • Keyword Conflicts
    Expect cross-over between divisions and product lines
    Be strategic - Balance objectives and keyword performance
    Be tactical - Adjust budgets and scheduling to maximise opportunity
    CAD for Architects
    CAD forCivil Engineering
  • Small sample sizes
    Statistics that matter
  • Blue Widgets Size 3
    www.store.comIn Stock and only £29 . Order now for overnight delivery!
    RELEVANCE and CTR achieved !
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  • Split Testing for CTR and CR
    Days required if we need at least 100 clicks or 20 sales to pick a winner
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  • Structure Campaignfor Efficient Split-testing
    Size of circle: Number of keywords in ad group
    Number s: Ad group impressions
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  • Wise use of Dynamic Keyword Insertion
    Relevance is Evaluated in Real-time – what the user sees – inserted search phrase counts as much towards Quality Score (relevance factor) as a hard coded keyword
    {KeyWord: Blue Widgets Size 3}
    www.store.comIn Stock and only £29. Order now for overnight delivery!
    Blue Widgets Size 3
    www.store.comIn Stock and only £29. Order now for overnight delivery!
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  • Be aware of:
    Still require strict structure to optimise deep links
    Disqualify by misspellings, incorrect grammar or punctuation
    Generally dodgy results
    *PPC ads sourced by yourppcsucks.com
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  • The buying cycle
    Call to action and gated content
  • Have the Right Bait
    Understand where the audience are in the buying cycle
    3rd party articles
    Case Studies
    AIDA
    White papers
    Tech solution sheets
  • ...and Ask the Right Questions
    Awareness
    Lead Generation
    Download Whitepaper
  • SEM in a box
    Driving demand through the channel
  • Case Study: Avaya Unified Communications
    Opportunity:
    Improve local reseller online presence across EMEA partners
    Lead generation and Co-branding opportunity
    Scalability:
    • Pre-defined price packages
    • Review
    • Optimisation
    • Reporting
    • Content themes
  • Keys to success
    Finding the right partners – not too digitally savvy or too analogue
    Solid education package and manage expectations
    Formalise agreements of service levels with mutual deliveries
    Makes monetary sense for Brand, Re-seller and Agency
  • B2b gets personal
    Mobile and Social
  • Are you where your customers are?
    “30% of SMB and Enterprise employees expected to use a smartphone by 2013”
    - Forrester 2009
  • “The average search query length on a smart phone is about three keywords, same as for a desktop computer”- Google (2.9) and Bing (2.7)(IAB UK Mobile Seminar, 2010)
    “Approximately 30% of mobile searches have a location intent”(Michael Schipper, Google, 2010)
  • Where do you start?
    Use analytics to check what percentage of traffic already mobile
    Pages should be “on rails”
    Mobile/3G friendly assets
    Simplified lead forms and call-tracking
    Separate desktop and mobile campaigns
  • LinkedIn Direct Ads
    334,000 people in Norway
    100,000 working in 500+ companies
    10,500 C-level figures
    Target by
    Company size
    Job function
    Industry
    Seniority
    ...and of course Geography, Gender and Age
    Increase reach through the Linkedin Audience Network
    CPC typically starts around 25-30 kr
    Can only selectfourtargeting options at once
  • Facebook for B2B marketing?
    Good for
    Targeting specific companies
    Possibly low CPC
    ...but
    • Don’t know their position
    • or if they even tell the truth
  • Three Top Tips
    Keyword research: Ask the experts
    Keyword overlap: Have a central owner of search
    Landing pages: Know when to ask for info, how much and when not
  • Want more B2B Marketing Insights?Visit B1.com