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  1. Using Social Media Strategy andROI Metrics To Increase B2B Sales Skip Reardon Director of Digital Marketing

  2. Here’s What I’ve Heard So Far Today

  3. During the next 60 seconds… • 2,000,000 searches on • 500,000 “Likes” on • 90,000 tweets on • 7,600 searches on • 600 videos uploaded to

  4. Social Media Investment Trends NOTE: Social media is NOT just for marketing!! Source: John Bell, Olgivy, 2011

  5. The Marketing Mix Has Changed …Or Has It? 1990’s 1960’s Product Price Promotion Place TODAY People • Consumer model • Cost (of ownership) • Communications • Convenience TODAY • Community

  6. Social Media Tools • Understanding the primary tools • Facebook • LinkedIn • Twitter • YouTube • Why? B2B decision makers are the most socially engaged in the world - when compared to average internet users. 

  7. A Few Recommendations…

  8. The Traditional Sales Funnel

  9. The Social Media Funnel

  10. Social Media Strategy • What is your social media strategy based on? • What do B2B leaders do when we have questions? We SEARCH • “How can I help you solve your business problem?” • 2,000,000 Google searches per minute! • ….and search is becoming increasingly social

  11. Social Media Strategy “How Can I Help You Solve Your Business Problem?” • Yet only 29% of sales reps are really prepared to understand customers’ business problems • 40% of survey responders: biggest challenge – getting sales to challenge and collaborate more with customers • How can we solve this? • Create relevant content to solve business problems • Make your experts available • Revise your approach to relationship building • Remember– it’s ALL social selling

  12. Measuring Social Media’s Impact • What are the metrics/measures? • Relevant Awareness/Engagement : website visitors, page ranking, followers, FB Likes, LI’s Shares, Google’s +1 • Advocacy/Conversion: comments, RTs, reviews, WOM • Loyalty: repeat products/services sold, cross-sales of products/services, testimonials, referrals

  13. Measuring Social Media’s Impact • How can we measure them? • Websites/blogs: Google Analytics • Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube - all have built-in analytics • 3 M’s • Monitor – watch and track mentions • Measurement – of engagement data • Metrics – KPIs for social media measurement

  14. What Actions Do You Take? Lagging Indicators Leading Indicators Short-term measures of success that offers some predictive insight into future outcomes. Sales leads, direct orders, inquiries • Quantitative campaign measures over a period of time • Website visitors, “Likes”, Shares, followers, comments, subscribers, reviews, page ranking • But - ROI should not be the sole measure of performance

  15. A Look Toward The Future • “Skate to where the puck is going to be…” • Social will “no longer matter” • It’s “just” communications • Mobile – smartphones, tablets • Social impact on e-commerce

  16. Finally, A Quick Recap… Strategy Execution Apply freshness and frequency to content Monitor measures frequently Make changes mid-stream when something is not working – it takes time Revisit strategy regularly Rinse, repeat….. • Create relevant content to solve business problems • Make your experts available • Choose social media tools wisely • It’s ALL social selling

  17. Questions & Answers Skip Reardon sreardon@SixDisciplines.com Twitter: Sreardon LinkedIn: Skip Reardon Facebook: SkipReardon