• http://foxadv.blogspot.com personalchef

    Yes they have pretty good tools too, Their News letter Daily-Briefing, White papers are pretty awesome for IT and related Industry. Their Alerts are pretty handy and got a lot of useful information. Just like Search engine land,it delivers Daily Briefing to your inbox.
    Thank Danny
    Suresh

  • http://foxadv.blogspot.com personalchef

    Yes they have pretty good tools too, Their News letter Daily-Briefing, White papers are pretty awesome for IT and related Industry. Their Alerts are pretty handy and got a lot of useful information. Just like Search engine land,it delivers Daily Briefing to your inbox.
    Thank you
    Suresh

  • http://www.gowholesale.com Kari

    There are some other B2B networking sites that don’t just target IT professionals. I came across an interesting one that targets small business owners, entrepreneurs, marketers, etc. called Free IQ. Members can post their own content in the form of videos, podcasts, and PDFs. It’s not a social bookmarking site, although IMO that’s what it should evolve into so it’s not just a place for people to blatantly promote themselves.

    Robert – it’s interesting that you mention that when participating at social networking sites, that one should be honest and transparent about who they are in order to be accepted. I’ve always heard the opposite – members don’t want to be marketed or sold to, so one should not portray themselves that way. I guess it’s different when it comes to B2B – if someone is using the site to find and share content having to do with their business, then they want to receive what the B2B marketer is sharing; however, marketers should become a part of the community at the same time in order to open channels of communication with prospects in a more personal fashion.

  • http://www.craftcentral.com stevebrocons

    Yes I agree that B2B decision are not 100% influenced by face to face interaction but with face to face interaction there is always an element of doubt. Decisions are influenced more by unknown members in the community whom we feel are sharing experience rather interacting to evoke a particular response. We run B2B portals on various industries and have followed their buying behavior over a period of time.