LinkedIn: the vehicle for global B2B market expansion (Part 3)


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LinkedIn allows sustaining the building of Interest Groups that allows expanding B2B markets based on using the adequate profiles that identify the three levels of functional segmentation that are needed to develop image-driven, sponsor-driven or referral-driven marketing strategies.

You can find the complete information on “B2B Marketing using LinkedIn” in the booklet on “Virtual Marketplace Building” you can find at:
http://www.unicist.org/repo/#Marketing

LinkedIn B2B MarketingThe proven functionality of LinkedIn as a vehicle deals with the development of additional market channels, the building of distribution channels and the building of sponsors in the client’s organization.

To build the specific profiles to develop the marketing strategy it is necessary to integrate the segmentation that corresponds to the specific industry, the segments defined by the participation, the segmentation of LinkedIn as a vehicle and the segmentation of the type of interest group that needs to be built.

This requires managing the fundamentals of these segmentations and having the technical-analytical information that allows transforming a conceptual approach into operational profiles.

The end of this profiling process is a simple accurate description that can be managed by everyone.

Then a bridge between the profiles and the information that is available on LinkedIn has to be built in order to segment, avoiding a bold approach.

Linkedin for B2B MarketingBold approaches generate paradoxical effects because they generate the perception of spamming.

When a message that is sent to an individual is needed, it can never be perceived as a spam. The segmentation and profiling process allows defining what an individual needs.

The more accurate this communication is, the higher the probability of achieving functional results and the less paradoxical results it will produce.

It has to be considered that these paradoxical results generate a double negative effect.

  • They are perceived as an aggression by the one who receives a disruptive communication.
  • They degrade the image of the institution and person who sends the message.

The building of sponsors in B2B markets is the final goal that can be achieved using LinkedIn. These sponsors allow beginning a commercial process that includes users, deciders and gatekeepers.

The advantage of this virtual approach is that it establishes stable active relationships that require little time for all the participants to be maintained.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
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