Posts by Farhana Rahman:

Webinar on Scaling B2B Marketing Operations: Check!

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We resolved to start sharing more insight and B2B marketing know-how with our audience, and accepted an opportunity to take part in a joint webinar with Oktopost. On Tuesday, January 21st, our CEO, Kfir Pravda, will host that very webinar, entitled “How to Scale B2B Marketing Operations.”

Kfir is going to share a lot of tricks of the trade. The discussion will be about scaling marketing operations. Strategies to be discussed in-depth include social media, operations, integrations, and marketing automation.

Click here to sign up for the webinar, and learn how to scale your B2B marketing activities effectively.

Also – join us for a special #B2Btalks Breakfast Workshop on January 21st, which will focus on use cases for marketing automation. Click here to register. We also invite you to download the latest in-depth B2B marketing paper by Kfir, titled “8 Simple Use Cases for Marketing Automation”. It offers a great deal of valuable insight for B2B marketers struggling to figure out how marketing automation can fit into their processes.

Marketing Automation Fear? The Answer is Here!

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We get many emails and phone calls (almost on a regular basis!) from companies with questions and concerns on marketing automation. This useful tool is aimed at marketing specialists, and we enjoy talking about how to use marketing automation to simplify and improve marketing operations. More

YouTube Takes the Subscribe Button to the Next Level

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YouTube rolled out a shiny new feature: embeddable Subscribe buttons. This has been done in an effort to get viewers to subscribe to more channels (thereby spend more time on the service).

According to the YouTube Developer Doc, “The YouTube Subscribe Button lets you add a one-click Subscribe button to any page. The button lets people subscribe to your YouTube channel without having to leave your site to either log in to YouTube or confirm their subscriptions” In practice, this is just as easy as embedding videos onto ones site, only in this case it will be a one-click Subscribe button that makes it easier for fans to follow on YouTube.

This could work wonders for B2B’s and B2C’s, as it would help boost subscription rates when used effectively. Thankfully, this is available for both free and paid YouTube channels. What’s more- users can choose between basic buttons, and fancier ones which feature company logos.

In typical Google/YouTube fashion, they are staying one step ahead of the game by discouraging channel owners from dishonestly inflating numbers on YouTube. Channel owners can’t offer or promote prizes or rewards of any kind in exchange for clicking on a YouTube Subscribe button – so there goes that tactic.

What do you think about embeddable Subscribe buttons?

Why B2B’s Should Consider Using LinkedIn Sponsored Updates

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In an effort to position itself as the leading destination for B2B content, LinkedIn started to roll out Sponsored Updates in late July. These are similar in fashion to sponsored posts on Twitter, and promoted pages on Facebook – allowing sponsored content to be pushed to specific audiences. Sure, it may get pricy for smaller B2B’s, but it would be worth the investment nonetheless.

LinkedIn takes pride in offering “content marketing in the world’s only professional feed,” and it would certainly be beneficial for B2B’s to consider using this as a part of their marketing and outreach efforts. In addition to the typical geo-targeting options, publishers can also select audiences by company, title, job function, and seniority levels. These updates could be promoted in 20 languages across 200 countries, with the potential to reach 225 million active members who regularly update their profile/feed.

Sponsored Updates will work wonders for brand awareness, and directing traffic towards press releases, job postings, and product pages on company websites. It would also increase the reach of thought-leadership pieces on company blogs, white papers and webinars. B2B’s could also strategically use Sponsored Updates for crowdsourcing purposes, and for lead generation. Targeted audiences would have access to social options to comment/like/share the post, in addition to follow the company in one click.

What do you think about Sponsored Updates? Do you think it would take off? Some big names already have their fair share of success stories. Here is the official link to get started with Sponsored Updates.