4 Networks That Should NOT be at the Forefront of Your B2B Social Strategy

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Below we explore what these four platforms offer your business-to-business marketing strategy and if the benefits outweigh the resources that go into creating this rich and entertaining media.


Pinterest allows users to help mark interests and organize them as images on boards. Group boards also are available so that you can pin with users interested in similar content. Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social media networks but women make up almost 70% of the 70 million users.

Because of the focus on visuals and primarily female user base, Pinterest has proven that it is a great platform for lifestyle brands like cooking, fashion and wedding plans.

What it offers B2B Brands:

  • Posting data charts, eBook covers, infographics
  • Linking Landing Pages in pin descriptions
  • Two types of followers
    • Overall followers
    • Specific board followers

Here are some examples of companies using Pinterest successfully on a B2B scale

By providing strong visual assets you have the potential for lead generation as Pinterest has a higher click-through rate than any other social network.  However, your success on Pinterest is tied directly to understanding who your target customer is.

If you have the ability to post relevant eBook covers, infographics, events, community projects, and data charts often enough to keep your following interested then Pinterest could be a great addition to your B2B marketing strategy.


Vine is a video-sharing app acquired by Twitter, which allows its users to create a (very) short film of six seconds or less. A Vine video plays on a continuous loop, which makes it distinctive from the other platforms mentioned.

While Vine has the smallest user base (40 million), according to Heather Taylor, a vice-president at Ogilvy “Brand Vines are shared 4x more than other online videos, and 5 Vines are shared every second on Twitter.”

What it offers B2B Brands:

  • Showing happy customers using your product
  • Presenting your product as a working model
  • Giving a tour of your workspace

Something to consider: team up with famous Vine users to showcase your brand

Here are some examples of successful Vines done by some well-known B2B brands

Vine is about making short creative videos, which are usually entertaining and well made. However, this can be difficult to translate into a successful B2B strategy. Video can be resource intensive to create and there’s no guarantee of getting ROI back, especially with only 40 million users at this point.



Because these platforms are based around media and visuals, they are only a viable fit if your target audience is using these networks. Think of the primary benefit as branding/general exposure along with showing your company culture.

This means it’ll be more difficult to focus on lead generation while costing you significant resources (time and money) because you have to create rich and entertaining media.

You may have also noticed that the successful brands on these platforms are already established businesses, with resources to spare in order to create great visually stimulating content.

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Written by Aseem Badshah

Aseem Badshah is a successful entrepreneur, marketing expert, and writer. He was a contributor to, where he focused on social media automation, digital marketing, and business growth strategies. is a platform that provides social media optimization, automation, and audience-targeting services for businesses. In this role, Aseem helped companies expand their online presence, increase potential clients, and improve sales performance.

Before joining Socedo, Aseem founded a digital marketing and social media strategy company called Uptown Treehouse. As the CEO, he was responsible for developing marketing strategies, establishing social media platforms, and offering diverse digital marketing services to clients.

Aseem holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. His unique insights into digital marketing, social media, and business development have made him a prominent figure in the field.