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Five Little Tips for Big Results in Using Pinterest to Target IT Managers

posted by Margaret Spencer on June 6, 2012

Pinterest is fast becoming the next big social media phenomenon. Within a matter of a few months, site traffic has increased five-fold while its user base has grown around 150% since the start of 2012, giving new opportunities in social media marketing. Companies are now using Pinterest to boost marketing activities such as growing their B2C or B2B database.

B2B database, B2B database provider, IT managers databaseBut unlike B2C brands which have the luxury of being able to pin eye-catching images of their products, B2B marketers such as those from IT companies looking to expand their lists of IT managers may find it quite challenging to represent their products or services in attractive pictures. But with a bit of creative thinking, B2B marketing specialists can effectively use Pinterest as part of their social media marketing strategy. Here are five tips to help you achieve this:

1. Use visually-appealing images.
IT-related products and services can be very difficult to capture in a nice image, but there are tons of other visually-appealing alternatives that indirectly refer to your company or brand. You can pin pictures showing your company culture or a bunch of happy customers. You can also use visualizations from blogs, articles, or pages that focus on building your B2B database. You can also use book covers, slides, and software screenshots.

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Top 5 Tips for Sending B2B Mobile Emails That Get Read and Acted Upon by CEOs

posted by Margaret Spencer on June 5, 2012

Mobile devices are creating new B2B marketing opportunities and challenges. Right now, email marketing is one of the areas being revolutionized by mobile devices. With statistics all pointing toward a shift in email consumption toward mobile devices, traditional email marketing methods and practices may no longer apply. We have to rethink our campaigns to facilitate […]

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How to Fine-Tune Your Social CRM to Capture Leads From the C-Suite

posted by Margaret Spencer on June 4, 2012

Recent studies reveal a rising trend of C-level executives participation in social media, and there’s evidence to believe this will extend well into the future. The fifth Global CEO Study by IBM highlights a significant percentage of CEOs are seeing a shift toward social media in the next 3 to 5 years. For B2B marketers, […]

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Software Marketing Survival Guide: Tip #10 – Best Practices for Building and Maintaining Trust

posted by Margaret Spencer on June 1, 2012

The lack of trust from customers and prospects is one of the causes of failure not only in marketing but also in business as a whole. That’s why this blog post focuses on five best marketing practices to develop and maintain trust not merely to convert your IT leads into paying customers but to build […]

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Software Marketing Survival Guide: Tip #9 – How to Plan a Successful Product Launch

posted by Margaret Spencer on May 31, 2012

As much as 80% of products launched in 2011 failed. Perhaps no other group feels this pressure more than software developers because of the rapidly-changing industry they work in. In order to be successful and generate enough software leads or buyers, a new software launch must be carefully planned, and here’s how: Apply the 4 […]

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Software Marketing Survival Guide: Tip #8 – Checklist for Writing Press Releases

posted by Margaret Spencer on May 30, 2012

Any publicity is good publicity. WRONG! Nothing could be further from the truth, especially when it comes to writing and distributing press releases. In order to get good responses, generate fresh leads, or improve brand awareness, your press releases must not only be noticed but also read and acted upon. Follow the “checklist” below to come […]

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Software Marketing Survival Guide: Tip #7 – Avoid These Email Marketing Tripwires

posted by Margaret Spencer on May 29, 2012

According to a recent study, inbox placement rates (IRPs), a key metric in email deliverability, have decreased to 76.5% in 2011. Return Path, an email certification company, attributes this decline to tighter screening measures by ISPs and an increase in the number of companies engaged in email marketing. That’s why you need to avoid the […]

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Software Marketing Survival Guide: Tip #6 – How to Build a Software Community

posted by Margaret Spencer on May 28, 2012

From a B2B marketing standpoint, the value of a well-established software community is priceless. It’s a dynamic venue for generating feedback, bringing users and prospects together, growing software/IT leads database, and promoting your brand. If you’re wondering how you can build one for your own product, take a look at the following guidelines.

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Software Marketing Survival Guide: Tip #5 – What to Blog About

posted by Margaret Spencer on May 25, 2012

As much as 80% of blogs created end up being abandoned within two months of their existence. Despite the major role that active blogging plays in communicating with our target prospects, growing our B2B database, and promoting our brand, this percentage shows how little many people think of blogging as a marketing device. As a […]

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Software Marketing Survival Guide: Tip #4 – Sharpening Your Shareware Conditions

posted by Margaret Spencer on May 24, 2012

By offering trial-ware versions of their commercial products, software developers are not only improving the marketability of existing or new applications but are providing value to customers and prospects as well. But these offerings do also have their own set of special issues. This blog post takes a hard look at the factors to consider […]

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