How to Intertwine Online & Offline Tactics to Cultivate B2B Influencer Relationships

Effective B2B influencer marketing is rooted in brands developing and nurturing relationships—relationships with individuals who have the relevant topical expertise, reach, and resonance to align with the goals of the brand. Of course, those relationships are often cultivated in the digital realm via social media, email, and audio or video conferencing. And that’s OK. We’ve […]

7 Top B2B Influencer Marketing Trends for 2020

While there are some who think the expression “influencer” is an expired term, the role of influence on B2B buying decisions is irrefutable. According to the World Federation of Advertisers, 65% of multinational brands will increase influencer marketing spending in the next 12 months and there’s good reason for increased confidence: The 2019 Content Preferences […]

Do Your Homework: Selecting the Right Influencers for Your B2B Brand With Tips from the Experts

The influencer identification, validation, and recruitment process is time consuming, resource intensive, and high stakes. Without the right mix of influencers to drive awareness, intrigue, conversation, and action, your marketing initiatives will miss the mark with your audience and fall short of expectations. But how? How do you artfully and strategically find, vet, and entice […]

Trust Factors: The (In)Credible Impact of B2B Influencer Marketing

Trust is a currency. It’s arguably the most valuable currency in today’s B2B marketing environment. And much like real money, it needs to be earned; the risks of attempting to counterfeit trust are grave. In the first installment of our Trust Factor series, we discussed how creating best-answer content serves a long-term trust-building strategy. Today […]

Inspiring Examples of B2B Influencer Marketing in Action

While Instagram influencer marketing is expected to hit $8 billion in spend by 2020, the growth trajectory of influencer marketing is not limited to consumer brands. B2B companies are also realizing the value of collaborating with influential experts for marketing purposes and count the practice as one of the top 4 tactics planned for 2019, […]

Inspiring Examples of B2B Influencer Marketing in Action

While Instagram influencer marketing is expected to hit $8 billion in spend by 2020, the growth trajectory of influencer marketing is not limited to consumer brands. B2B companies are also realizing the value of collaborating with influential experts for marketing purposes and count the practice as one of the top 4 tactics planned for 2019, […]

The Future of B2B Content: Data-Informed, Interactive, and Influential

Before embarking on any new marketing initiative or trying a new tactic, B2B marketers need to answer and essential question: Why? While most B2B marketers won’t admit it, many still practice some “spaghetti/wall marketing” wherein each year they throw new digital tactics “against the wall” to see what sticks without really knowing why a tactic […]

5 Key Trends in B2B Influencer Marketing Plus Critical Do’s and Dont’s

Overall Influencer Marketing attracted a lot of attention in 2018 for some good and not so good reasons. Luckily, most of those unfavorable reasons were in the B2C space. Within the B2B marketing world, influencer marketing has made many advancements and more organizations are evolving their testing, use and sophistication of the practice. There are […]

The Intersection of SEO & Influencer Marketing: What B2B Marketers Need to Know

Peanut butter and jelly. Milk and cookies. Steak and potatoes. Wine and cheese. Bread and butter. SEO and influencer marketing. via GIPHY All of these exceptional pairings have something special in common: They work together. Now, I know what you’re thinking. And I get it. From red or white to pungent or salty, there are […]