Effective B2B social media marketing tips

B2B companies benefit from marketing on social media sites. However, there are several strategies that will serve companies better than others. 

The do's

A great way to establish a brand's image and customer trust at the same time is by interacting in online forums devoted to a specific topic (1). 

Have a guest blogger write a post for the company website. Make sure he or she is an expert in the field with a healthy online presence and following. This will draw more site viewers and help establish a strong connection with the industry experts. 

The don'ts

Avoid making social media expressions more about the corporation than the customers (2). One major component of online media is that it can be turned off or tuned out. If the posts are too company-centric, viewers will be more likely to exit out of them. 

There are so many different social media platforms today available to B2B marketers. It's important to remember that each one is different; do not try to utilize LinkedIn and Twitter in the same way; it will result in missed opportunities to connect. 

With customers experiencing more power today than ever before, they are able to connect across a variety of platforms from just about anywhere. Don't get left in the dust. Do invest in B2B marketing!

1. "20 Ways to Get Your Content in Front of Early-Stage B2B Buyers"

2. "7 Sins of Social Media Marketing"

Sheila Kloefkorn (1029 Posts)

With more than 20 years of hands on marketing strategy and operations experience, Sheila Kloefkorn is dedicated to developing marketing strategies and plans that help clients succeed. Some of the world's largest brands have depended on Sheila for marketing programs that delivered tangible and substantial results. Specialties: B2B marketing, lead generation, lead nurturing, sales strategy, marketing strategy, competitive marketing strategy, social media, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), mobile marketing,, email marketing, website design, marketing plans.