LinkedIn Is Acquiring B2B Marketing Platform Bizo

LinkedIn announced that it is acquiring B2B brand marketing platform Bizo. The price is about $175 million (subject to adjustment) in a combination of about 10% stock and 90% cash. Bizo offers products to help brands with their display and…

Forrester Looks At The Hows And Whys Of B2B Ecommerce

Forrester has a new report out looking at B2B ecommerce finding what it describes as “solid evidences on the impressive financial successes achieved by companies that have taken the lead in implementing B2B ecommerce.” The report found that 89% of…

Which Social Networks & Types Of Posts Are Working For B2B?

B2B Marketing recently released its Social Media Benchmarking Report for 2014, and pulled some key findings together into an interesting infographic. It looks at the social networks and types of posts that B2B businesses are using, and what’s working. LinkedIn…

Survey: Businesses Not Satisfied With Their B2B Lead Generation Processes

A recent survey from Salesfusion and Demand Metric found that most small and mid-sized companies have lead generation processes in place, but few (less than 10%) think they’re highly effective. Over half (58%) say they don’t produce enough leads. The…

Report: B2B Trending Towards Mobile Before PC

eMarketer has a new report out called, “B2B Mobile Marketing: As Buyers Harken to Mobility, Sellers Hasten to Keep up.” The firm references data from Forrester Research, Forbes Insights, and Google. For one, it says (citing Forrester) that 91% of…

Report: Content Sharing Circles Have Big Impact On B2B Vendor Selection

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and NetLine Corporation recently put out a report (via MarketingProfs) finding that customer content sharing circles strongly impact pre-sale vendor selection. More and more, “insight-hungry” businesses are relying on trusted third-party information to make…

Infographic Looks At B2B Social Media Potential For 2014

UK-based Real Business Rescue has gathered some findings about B2B social media use to project what’s in store for the remainder of the year. Data comes from a bunch of sources including eMarketer, Social Media Examiner, InternetRetailer, BusinessInsider, MediaBistro, AdAge…

Are Chromebooks The Machines Businesses Want?

Are Chromebooks the right choice of computer for businesses? Google certainly thinks so. The company’s rivals (namely Microsoft) obviously disagree. Either way, recent data indicates that the light, low-cost machines are gaining significant ground in the B2B space, not to…

Does LinkedIn Intro Give You ‘Shivers’ Or B2B Email Optimism?

LinkedIn launched a new email tool this week that is actually pretty innovative, and could have a significant impact on business to business email communications. Security experts are not sold on it, however, with one notable industry voice saying that…

Kodak Bankruptcy: Company’s B2B Transition

Eastman Kodak Company, in a 20 August decision filed by the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, received approval for a reorganization plan that may eject Kodak from Chapter 11 bankruptcy as soon as 3 September.…