The 23 Best Content Ideation Tools
MAY 31, 2016
Using this tool, you can…generate new ideas, search keywords to see the trendiest content. 16) Content Idea Generator. simple tool to generate headline ideas. 17) Blog Topic Generator. Enter any three terms (preferably nouns) and HubSpot’s Blog Topic Generator will display multiple headline options. 19) Tweak Your Biz Title Generator. Dig again.
Three Things Smart B2B Marketers Will be Doing in 2016
JANUARY 25, 2016
But not every activity leads directly to revenue or lead generation. What’s the ROI of a thought leadership or “how to” blog post that generates a lot of views but doesn’t tie directly to promoting a product? How about a Facebook post that attracts “Likes” and comments but again, doesn’t directly generate leads or sales?
5 Simple Steps To Turn Readers Into Buyers – Content Marketing That Sells
JANUARY 12, 2016
Learning about lead generation. Guest post by Tom Hunt. So you have set up a blog and social media profiles…. You are pumping out multiple articles per week and sharing them furiously…. And yes you see some small traffic spikes (though they quickly drop off when you stop posting right?). Trust me, I know, I have been there… multiple times. Understand Your Customer’s Desired Outcome.
33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
Lead generation is still a challenge. 68% of B2B marketers rank “generating high-quality leads” as their top priority for this year. But nearly 60% also rank this as their biggest challenge, and just 16% of marketers rate their lead generation efforts as “very” or “extremely” effective. MediaPost ). 5 B2B Lead Generation Stats and Facts. 9.
Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program
B2C Marketers companies that excel at lead nurturing generate. in CMI’s recent survey: ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY14 LEAD GENERATION Through the use of marketing automa- tion software such as Marketo and Sales- force, one can easily track and attribute. how content marketing helps generate. their content marketing efforts—generate. All rights reserved.
Your Employees May Be Your Best Untapped Brand Advocates
JUNE 6, 2016
Passive advocacy can be generated by printing the company logo on tangible items such as t-shirts, water bottles, backpacks, etc. Engaged and motivated employees who understand your brand generate happy clients. Guest post by Liz Greene. If you were asked to rattle off your top marketing strategies, would employee advocacy make the list? It’s simple. Identify. Willingness to help.
22 Tantalizing Content Marketing Stats and Facts
MARCH 8, 2016
Yet more than 90% of marketers connect their content directly to a product or service, and nearly three-quarters measure content marketing success based on the number of leads generated—which causes marketers to produce even more of the types of content buyers want least. Global content marketing revenues (money generated by operators who provide content marketing services) rose 14.4%
The B2B Lead Generation Ecosystem and WPO [Infographic]
APRIL 18, 2016
The “Internet Marketing Lead Generation Ecosystem” infographic below was created by the Chicago SEO agency , Straight North. Its purpose is to serve as a blueprint to demonstrate how multiple online marketing channels can be joined to create one online lead generation campaign. Develop new ways to improve and scale your current campaign.
16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats
MARCH 15, 2016
B2B businesses that blog generate 67% more monthly leads than those that do not. Blog posts continue to drive traffic and generate impressions up to 700 days after they go live. As winter comes to an end, so too does the Winter Wonderland of Marketing Stats series that’s been running here over the past few months. Image credit: Association of National Advertisers. Meghan M.
49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Most B2C marketers (56%) say Facebook has generated some revenue for their business. Though new social networks continue to be launched (e.g. SnapChat , Blab ) and some disappear (anyone remember Pownce or Friendster ?), the “big three” among both consumers and marketers continue to thrive and dominate. As noted below, Instagram is taking off (nearly a third of U.S. Statistica ).
47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts
JANUARY 19, 2016
46% of B2B marketers say they’re not sure whether any social channels have generated revenue for their businesses. 46% of B2B marketers are not sure whether any social channels have generated revenue for their business. Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. 70% of the U.S. billion last year to 2.5 billion by 2018. 70% of the U.S. Of the 7.2
Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program
all generated over 1,000 readers and 3,000 atten- tion minutes, just like they do every month. generates about 150 views on the first day, and about. post still generates about 18 views per day. stories generating traffic, which results in compounding. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY31 Whose job is it to generate story ideas? All rights reserved.
How Small Businesses Can Use Real-Time Case Studies to Acquire New Clients
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
The purpose of case studies is to generate qualified leads. It found that case studies did not really generate targeted leads as such, but still grew revenue of the business by 185%. He works closely with B2B and B2C companies providing the right content that generates social shares, comments, and traffic back to their business blogs. Guest post by Bill Achola. Ned J.
How to Create the Perfect Lead Generation Form [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
While these activities serve a number of purposes—establishing thought leadership, expanding brand awareness, improving customer retention— lead generation remains the top goal. To maximize the odds that will happen, you need to build the perfect lead generation form. Website Design b2b lead generation landing page design lead generationWhere should you start?
Looking for Surprises in the 2015 B2B Lead Generation Trend Report
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
This year’s B2B Lead Generation Report from Holger Schulze of the B2B Technology Marketing Group on LinkedIn was recently published, detailing key trends, best practices, and challenges for B2B marketing professionals. Lack of resources such as staff, funding and time remains the biggest obstacle to successful B2B lead generation. So, were there any surprises in the findings?
20 Brilliant B2B Marketing and Digital Business Stats and Facts
AUGUST 25, 2015
Trade shows remain the top source for B2B lead generation, with 77% of marketers saying they generate a significant quantity of leads. Good old-fashioned trade shows remain the top source for B2B lead generation, with 77% of marketers saying they generate a significant quantity of leads, and 82% saying they generate high-quality leads. Death of the salesman?
Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report
generation Lead generation: Create. Content. Methodology: A Best. Practices Report Copyright © 2016 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.com by Rebecca Lieb and Joe Lazauskas 2Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report I. Definition II. Why a Content Methodology Is Needed III. Culture of Content: The Foundation. for Content Methodology IV. Components of a Content Methodology V.
34 Compelling Content Marketing Stats and Facts
JUNE 16, 2015
Brand awareness was the second-most-popular goal with 88% adding it to their top five, while 21% ranked lead generation as their No. Content marketing is now ubiquitous, with 93% of all marketers saying they do content marketing (it’s not clear what the other 7% are doing). Based on the research detailed below, here are five key takeaways: • Tell, don’t sell. Want to know more?
How To Turn Video Marketing Into a Successful SEO Strategy
MAY 12, 2015
Merely posting any video onto YouTube though will not generate desired results. A marketing strategy behind the video must be in place in order for Google to recognize the content as compelling and deserving of a rank on the first page of Google’s search results. Moreover, the video has generated an influx of clients for the tennis club. Specifically, the Watch video }.This
104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)
DECEMBER 2, 2014
Companies that publish new blog posts 15+ times per month (3-4 posts per week) generate five times more traffic than companies that don’t blog at all. B2B companies that blog generate 67% more leads than those without blogs. 57% of B2B marketers say SEO has the biggest impact on lead generation. 34% of marketers use Twitter to successfully generate leads. Forbes ).
13 Great Guides to Growing Your Blog Audience
MARCH 25, 2015
How can you generate more organic search traffic? Guest author Jason Chesters details four key strategies for generating more search traffic to your blog, such as starting with keyword research after you write (“remember this rule: Great content first, keyword research second! Now—how you attract and retain a large audience? Simple—but not easy. Image credit: GreenPal. Email?
Advocate Marketing Creates B2B Relationships That Lasts A Lifetime
essential to market to and through your advocates, and not simply generate one-off testimonials, because: › social opens up a new world of advocacy opportunities. During one three-week challenge, we generated. intend to help.1 to generate prized customer testimonials, stop trying to harvest customer generosity. Advocate Marketing Creates B2B Customer. engage with peers. enjoy?”
Small Business Marketing Optimization Tips for 2016
DECEMBER 8, 2015
Nearly 60 percent of marketers indicated that social media improved lead generation , which is great news for your small business since you will be able to dedicate even more time and attention to your social audience than your larger competitors. Guest post by John Oechsle. Here are a few areas to look at in order to optimize your small business’ potential for growth in 2016.
17 Excellent Email and Mobile Marketing Stats and Facts
JULY 21, 2015
Even with the continual introductions of shiny new tools for marketers, email remains the workhorse for lead generation. Most CMOs view it as effective and volume continues to grow. But its popularity has led to overstuffed email inboxes. Consumers and business buyers alike have raised expectations of what’s required for marketers to get, and keep, their attention. AdWeek ). 3.
The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy
MARCH 29, 2016
Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. Image credit: BundlePost. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy. Cross-Platform Social Media Strategy. Platform-Specific Social Strategy.
14 Fortuitous SEO and SEM Stats and Facts
MARCH 1, 2016
After events, company websites are viewed as the second-most effective lead generation tool by B2B marketers, followed by SEO at #3—which is a bit confused, as organic search is the top source of traffic for most B2B websites. Search remains the cornerstone of digital and content marketing efforts. Internet users. Image credit: MarketingProfs. Blogging has gone from eccentric to essential.
Content Marketing Playbook: Strategy and Roadmap
Our blog generated 2 million views. essential to Moz, a company that generates all of their. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 2: Strategy and Roadmap Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.com By Joe Lazauskas ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY2 I. Introduction 3 II. Back at GE and in. emerge.
14 Dazzling Digital Marketing Stats and Facts
JULY 28, 2015
” The ability to analyze the vast amounts of data generated by digital marketing activities, and translate that analysis into digital marketing strategies and tactics, will be key skills for marketers in the next decade. Image credit: AdWeek. But that figure is projected to jump to 75% within the next five years. Marketers in the U.S. 14 Digital Marketing Stats and Facts. 1.
Four Key Ways To Build Your B2B Brand Online
MARCH 10, 2016
LinkedIn is a fertile ground for B2B brand-building and lead generation. Guest post by Irma Hunkeler. Brand-building in the business-to-business (B2B) sphere is a little different from the consumer world. Isn’t it all about rational decision making, not emotions? Not necessarily. Let’s take a look at how B2B firms can build their brands in this competitive space. Dive into LinkedIn.
Five Ways to Draw Traffic to a Blog Post
MARCH 22, 2016
Post user-generated content. You can grab user-generated content from your social media sites (i.e. Utilizing user-generated content is also a time saver, and takes some of the work out of coming up with an original post. Guest post by Kylie Ora Lobel. However, simply creating content and posting it is not enough to get seen. Repost where your audience lives.
How to Use Social Media for Event Marketing [Infographic]
AUGUST 17, 2015
As noted here previously, trade shows and other live events remain one of the top three lead generation channels for B2B companies, despite the fact they’ve been around for a while (the first trade conferences were in the 1700s). Using social media to maximize the impact of live events (like trade shows, forums and conferences) is where shiny new tools meet old school marketing.
Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness
OF IMPORTANCE TO YOUR COMPANY By average By first place votes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 LEAD GENERATION (7.5/150) ENGAGEMENT RATE (7.2) Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.comBy Jordan Teicher Content. Marketing. 2016 STAFFING, MEASUREMENT, AND. EFFECTIVENESS ACROSS THE INDUSTRY 2Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness Across the Industry I. But brands.
48 Phenomenal SEO Guides, Tips & Tactics
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Is it optimized for lead generation and conversions? Except that he really didn’t; he only said that spammy guest-blogging purely for the purpose of generating backlinks is dead. Note this post generated nearly 700 comments. It automatically generates a source code for me to use, so I don’t need to know much about coding.” But change is.” by Forbes.
14 Brilliant B2B Marketing Strategy Guides
JUNE 17, 2014
In less than a generation, information has gone from being scarce to overabundant. How To Do It Right: Demand Generation by Forbes. Tactics that Are Working for B2B Lead Generation Today by CustomerThink. Much has been written about how the internet in general, and the explosion of content marketing in particular, has changed the nature of b2b marketing.
20 Expert LinkedIn Guides
JULY 7, 2014
Berrie Pelser shares an infographic he calls “a strategic guide full of interviews and tips from marketing thought leaders combined with expert insights from the LinkedIn Marketing Solutions team (designed to help marketers) embrace the vast opportunities that await—increase awareness, influence perception, generate leads, and ultimately drive revenue.” Want a Job? links.”
83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014
APRIL 14, 2014
However, just over a third of marketers view each channel as valuable for lead generation. Among different display ad formats, large rectangle ads (336 x 280 pixels) generate the highest CTRs on average at 0.21-0.33%, while full banners (468 x 6) generate the lowest at 0.04%. ( B2B companies that blog generate 67% more leads than those that don’t. SocialTimes ).
What is Predictive Marketing?
Predictive marketing = predictive demand generation + predictive scoring
23 Outstanding Social PR Guides
JULY 22, 2014
Lou Hoffman offers “three thoughts for pushing out of the comfort zone and generating greater results” with PR, such as using tools like HARO and ProfNet to build lists of freelance journalists, because “As media properties have reinvented themselves to make the economics work, they have greater dependence on freelancers. Image credit: PRNews. The world has changed.
In B2B Marketing, Don’t Forget the Basics
MARCH 10, 2015
But lead generation remains the top priority for B2B marketers, and when it comes down to what pays the bills, it’s imperative not to lose sight of the basics, of what works. Other than social media and content marketing (no surprise), the top three sources for B2B lead generation are email (87%), trade shows & conferences (62%), and direct mail (49%). Wearables?
Six Expert Guides to Measuring Content Marketing Results
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
Kieran Flanagan here contends “there is no single metric you can show your boss that will categorically give the ROI of the content you produce”–though he does outline a variety of ways to measure the impact of content on filling the sales funnel, attracting the right types of site visitors, and generating sales opportunities. Seth Godin proclaimed back in 2008, “Content marketing is all the marketing that’s left!” ” Seven years later, that message clearly seems to have resonated, as 93% of marketers now say they do content marketing.
21 Spectacular SEO and Search Marketing Stats and Facts
JUNE 23, 2015
While it’s great to be #1—the top result still generates nearly one-third of all organic search clicks—the share garnered by results two through four has increased significantly in the last decade. Lead generation (cited by 61% of corporate marketers) and Web site traffic (57%) are the top SEO objectives for marketers at enterprise companies in 2015. eMarketer ). MediaPost ). 5.
B2B Marketing Trends for 2016
The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. preference, lead generation) isn't new, just more intense. inbound lead generation with more targeted, proactive campaigns. ABM to become a standard part of any B2B marketer’s demand generation. CEO can understand, including revenue generation, client acquisition and.
How to Optimize Events with Social Media [Infographic]
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
In order to generate social media buzz on your business’s upcoming event, create and share content in the weeks leading up to it. Let those not present at the event know what your business is doing and generate additional interest for those who are. Guest post by Dave Landry. Nothing promotes event marketing as well as social media. Connect with other event attendees on social media.