B2B marketing, or business-to-business marketing, refers to the marketing strategies and tactics used by businesses to sell products or services to other businesses or organizations. B2B marketing differs from B2C (business-to-consumer) marketing in that the target audience is other businesses rather than individual consumers.
B2B marketing strategies can include a range of tactics such as content marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, paid search advertising, trade shows and events, and account-based marketing. These strategies are often tailored to the specific needs and preferences of the target audience and are designed to build brand awareness, generate leads, and drive conversions.
Email marketing is a digital marketing strategy that involves sending targeted promotional or informational messages to a group of individuals via email. It is used to build relationships with customers or potential customers, promote brand awareness, increase sales, and drive website traffic.
This type of marketing strategy can include a variety of content, such as newsletters, promotional offers, event invitations, and surveys, and can be personalized and targeted to specific audiences based on factors such as demographics, past purchases, and website behavior. Email marketing campaigns can be managed and analyzed using email marketing software and metrics such as:
The percentage of emails that are not delivered to the recipient’s inbox and are returned to the sender due to a variety of reasons such as an invalid email address, a full inbox, or a technical issue.
The number of times an email has been shared by recipients through various channels such as social media or forwarding to friends and family.
The percentage of delivered emails that are opened by recipients. It’s calculated by dividing the number of unique opens by the number of delivered emails.
The total number of email addresses on a mailing list.
The percentage of emails that are successfully delivered to the recipient’s inbox, calculated by dividing the number of delivered emails by the number of sent emails.
Click-Through Rate (CTR)
The percentage of recipients who click on a link within an email, usually leading to a website or landing page. It’s calculated by dividing the number of clicks by the number of delivered emails.
The percentage of recipients who have read the email. Some email service providers track read rates by using tracking pixels or similar technologies.
The number of recipients who complete a desired action, such as filling out a form or making a purchase, after clicking on a link within an email. This metric is usually tracked through conversion tracking tools or web analytics platforms.
Social Media Marketing
Social media marketing is a digital marketing strategy that involves using social media platforms to promote a brand, product, or service, and engage with customers or potential customers. The most common platforms include: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
This type of marketing aims to create and distribute content that is engaging, informative, and shareable, in order to reach and connect with a targeted audience. This can include posts, videos, images, ads, and stories, and can be tailored to specific platforms and audiences.
Social media marketing can be used to increase brand awareness, generate leads and sales, and build relationships with customers. It can also be used to analyze customer behavior and preferences, and to gain insights into industry trends and competitors.
Marketing strategies are often managed using social media management tools, and metrics such as:
Number of Re-tweets and Shares
The number of times a post has been shared by users on Twitter and other social media platforms.
Number of Fans and Followers
The total number of users who have subscribed to a social media account and can see the content posted by the account owner.
Number of Posts
The total number of updates or pieces of content shared by a social media account owner.
Number of Likes and Favorites
The number of times a post has been liked or favorited by users on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Number of Leads
The number of users who have shown interest in a product or service by providing their contact information or by engaging with a social media post or advertisement.
Growth Rate of Followers
The percentage change in the number of followers over a specific period of time, usually calculated as (new followers – lost followers) / total followers x 100.
The percentage of users who have interacted with a social media post or advertisement, usually calculated as (total engagements / total reach) x 100. Engagements include likes, comments, shares, retweets, clicks, and other interactions.
The number of users who have clicked on a link to a website or landing page from a social media post or advertisement and completed a desired action, such as making a purchase or filling out a form. Referral traffic can be tracked using web analytics tools.
Social Media ROI
The return on investment of your social media marketing efforts, calculated by subtracting the total cost of your social media marketing from the total revenue generated by social media-driven leads or sales.
Paid Search Marketing
Paid search marketing, also known as pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, is a digital marketing strategy that involves placing ads on search engine results pages (SERPs) or other digital platforms, such as social media, and paying a fee each time a user clicks on the ad.
In this type of marketing, advertisers bid on keywords or phrases relevant to their target audience, and their ads are displayed to users who search for those keywords or who fit specific demographic or interest criteria.
Paid search marketing strategies can be used to increase brand awareness, drive website traffic, generate leads and sales, and promote specific products or services. Marketing is often managed using PPC advertising platforms, such as Google Ads or Bing Ads, and metrics such as:
The number of times an ad is shown on a search engine results page (SERP) or other digital platform.
The order in which an ad is displayed on a SERP, with the top position being the most desirable.
Cost Per Impression (CPI)
The average cost of each impression of an ad, calculated by dividing the total cost of the campaign by the number of impressions.
Number of Clicks
The total number of times an ad is clicked on by users.
Number of Leads
The number of users who have shown interest in a product or service by providing their contact information or by engaging with a paid search ad.
Cost Per Lead (CPL)
The average cost of each lead generated by a paid search campaign, calculated by dividing the total cost of the campaign by the number of leads generated.
Cost Per Click (CPC)
The average cost of each click on an ad, calculated by dividing the total cost of the campaign by the number of clicks.
Number of Closed Deals
The total number of sales or conversions generated by a paid search campaign, usually tracked through conversion tracking tools or web analytics platforms.
Click-Through Rate (CTR)
The percentage of users who click on an ad after seeing it, calculated by dividing the number of clicks by the number of impressions. CTR is used to measure the effectiveness of an ad and its relevance to the target audience.
Conversion Rate (CR)
The percentage of users who complete a desired action, such as making a purchase, filling out a form, or subscribing to a service, after clicking on an ad. Conversion rate is used to measure the effectiveness of an ad campaign and its ability to generate leads or sales.
A metric used by search engines, such as Google Ads, to evaluate the relevance and quality of an ad and the landing page it links to. Quality score is based on factors such as ad relevance, landing page experience, and click-through rate, and is used to determine ad placement and cost per click.
Return on Investment (ROI)
A measure of the profitability of a marketing campaign or investment, calculated by subtracting the total cost of the campaign from the total revenue generated by the campaign and dividing the result by the cost of the campaign.
ROI is used to evaluate the effectiveness of a campaign and to make decisions about future investments. A positive ROI indicates that the campaign generated more revenue than it cost, while a negative ROI indicates that the campaign was not profitable.
Website and Content Metrics
Website and content metrics refer to the data and analytics used to measure the performance and effectiveness of a website and its content in achieving specific marketing goals. Some common website and content metrics include:
Number of Page Views
The total number of times a website page has been viewed by visitors.
The number of times visitors have completed and submitted a form on a website, such as a contact form or lead generation form.
The number of times website content, such as blog posts or articles, has been shared on social media or other digital platforms.
The number of times website content, such as whitepapers or ebooks, has been downloaded by visitors.
The percentage of website visitors who complete a desired action, such as filling out a form or making a purchase. Conversion rate is used to measure the effectiveness of a website in generating leads or sales.
The number of potential customers who have shown interest in a product or service by completing a form or other lead generation activity on a website.
The impact of website content on the behavior and decisions of visitors, such as increasing the likelihood of a visitor to become a customer or to recommend the product or service to others.
Annual Contract Value
The total annual revenue generated by a customer, calculated by multiplying the average revenue per customer by the number of customers. Annual contract value is used to measure the revenue potential of a customer or customer segment and to make decisions about sales and marketing strategies.