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B2B Marketers Enhance Budgets, But Not Methods

| | DM News - Al Urbanski
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A joint study of B2B marketers conducted by Forrester Research and the Business Marketing Association found that B2B video marketing ranks as a top tactic for 2014. B2B marketers are turning to video communications as a way to connect with buyers and customers. Video content offers an easy way to communicate with prospective customers. Read the full article »

Custom Video Content Best Practices

| | MediaPost's Content Marketing Insider - Andrew Ettinger
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B2B video marketing content can be an effective way for organizations to demonstrate thought leadership and showcase products while increasing sales lead gen. The key to a successful B2B video marketing initiative is to create content that entices audiences, not internal stakeholders. Poor video content can be worse than not creating video communications. It can better to produce one great video than a mediocre content series. Read the full article »

B2B Marketers to Up Spend on Content, Mobile in 2014

| | eMarketer
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There will be a 75 percent increase in B2B marketing spending in 2014, according to the results of an Advertising Age December 2013 study. Over 63 percent of respondents said that more budget will be allocated towards B2B video marketing. More B2B marketers will be investing in email marketing campaigns along with social media communications. Seven out of ten marketers indicated that B2B video marketing initiatives are successful. Read the full article »

5 Brands That Prove B2B Can Thrive On Vine

| | CMO.com - Giselle Abramovich
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Short-form video content can be successfully incorporated into B2B video marketing campaigns. A number of organizations are leveraging Vine and other social video applications to create video content for B2B marketing purposes. Videos created using Vine are being distributed via other social media networks, including LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Read the full article »

Mobile, Content New Focus for B-to-B in 2014

| | Ad Age | B to B - Kate Maddox
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Advertising Age's 2014 BtoB Outlook: Marketing Priorities and Plans survey found that more B2B marketers are shifting budget to digital communications, to be able to take advantage of social media and B2B video to reach target audiences. Nearly 80 percent of B2B marketers will be moving budget to digital media and interactive communications. Read the full article »

B2B Marketing Budgets to Increase; Online Video a Growing Medium

| | Marketing Charts
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The B2B sector is expected to make a big shift from traditional media to digital communications n 2014, with 38.7 percent of all B2B marketers devoting 30 percent of their budget to interactive media. This is according to the 2014 BtoB Outlook: Marketing Priorities and Plans survey. More than six out of 10 B2B organizations plan to create and distribute B2B video marketing campaigns in 2014. Read the full article »

These Clever Ads Prove the 'B' in B-to-B Doesn't Stand For Boring

| | AdAge | BtoB - Ann-Christine Diaz
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Video content and video communications created for B2B marketing need not be trite or boring. B2B video marketing provides organizations with an opportunity to tell a compelling story using visual and audio content. Marketers should not shy away from producing video content with a humorous message. B2B organizations can also create video demonstrating their products in a unique fashion, similar to Moen's video of the company's faucets designed to appear as jewelry. Read the full article »

Online Video Marketing Will Be An Essential Part of the B2B Marketing Mix for 2014

| | Flimp Blog - Jenn O'Meara
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B2B video marketing will remain an essential tactic in 2014 for organizations that sell products or services to other businesses. Online video marketing offers B2B organizations the opportunity to clearly communicate with customers and prospects. Video communications generate a higher ROI than static messaging and video content plays an important role in sales lead-gen efforts. Read the full article »

On B2B Lead Generation Content and the Rise of Videos

| | Business 2 Community - Belinda Summers
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B2B video marketing content can influence prospective customers. A study recently conducted by Forbes found that 80 percent of senior executives watch videos, with 75 percent viewing business-related videos at least once a week. Sixty-five percent of B2B prospects will visit a vendor's website after viewing video content. Read the full article »

B2B Video Doesn’t Have to B Boring, Just B Yourself

| | Business 2 Community - Phillip Barnhard
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B2B video marketing content does not need to be staid. Video content is a fantastic way for businesses to demonstrate products and services. B2B videos do not need to consist solely of taking heads or clip-art images. Producing out-of-the-box video content will draw in viewers. B2B organizations should consider applying B2C styles when creating video content. Read the full article »

B2B Marketers Use Stories for Successful Digital Video

| | eMarketer
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The new “B2B Video Marketing: Best Practices for 2014" report authored by eMarketer illustrates why B2B video marketing has become a mainstream communications tactic. Video content has become a standard element of B2B lead generation efforts because video communications engage viewers. Video is an effective way to tell a story and connect with target audiences. Read the full article »

Infographic: B2B Marketers Find Success With Content Marketing

| | MarketingTech Blog - Kelsey Cox
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According to research conducted by MarketingProfs and the Content Marketing Institute for LinkedIn, 73 percent of B2B organizations actively create and distribute B2B video marketing campaigns. YouTube ranks as the fourth most popular social media site used for B2B marketing campaigns. Sixty-three percent of marketers believe video communications are effective for B2B sales lead generation. Read the full article »

Business videos that drive qualified leads

| | Citi Small Business Resource Center - Robert Weiss
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Video communications is a key element in the sales / lead-generation cycle. Video content can enhance B2B communications. Organizations can take a 10 to 15 minute and condense it to :60 to :90 seconds within B2B video marketing communications. Read the full article »

B2B Marketing Secret: Video, Video, Video

| | Inc. - Janine Popick
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Forty-three percent of customers will watch B2B video marketing content when research products or services. With two-thirds of B2B customers considering three or more companies when making a purchase decision, video communications becomes a necessity for organizations marketing to other businesses. Video content can also play an essential role with sales lead-generation efforts. Read the full article »

GE Tells the Secret of Making Geeky Cool

| | Advertising Age - E.J. Schultz
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B2B video marketing does not need to be boring or staid. General Electric has created a number of different video communications that create an emotional connection to B2B prospects. From long-form video content through six-second Vine social video spots, GE is focused on producing good marketing content. Read the full article »

2014 B2B Content Marketing Research: Strategy is Key to Effectiveness

| | Content Marketing Institute - Joe Pulizzi
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According to the B2B Content Marketing: 2014 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America, co-authored by the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, 73 percent of B2B organizations actively create and distribute B2B video marketing content. From a video distribution perspective, 40 percent of B2B marketers felt YouTube was effective, while 40 percent believe Vimeo is a good platform for B2B video content. Read the full article »

Nearly Half of B2Bs Expect a Marketing Budget Bump in 2014

| | eMarketer
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A survey conducted by Sagefrog Marketing Group found that 37 percent of B2B marketers in the US are using B2B video marketing messaging. Digital marketing tactics were the top four most popular channels for B2B marketing. Video communications within the B2B space has grown over the past few years. Read the full article »