2017

Chris Koch

The Best Content Marketing Examples

Marketing Insider Group

Last year we published 99 Amazing Content Marketing Examples. There were actually 106 examples there but “99+” felt better. This year, the list has almost doubled. So I’m giving up on counting them (You can count them below.)

How The Content Illusion Is Leading Marketing Astray In The Era Of Digital Transformation

Tony Zambito

Illustration by Hea Poh Lin. In the past five years, the often-unquestioned hymnal has been that to succeed in today’s digital world, businesses must produce content. Produce high-quality content, yes. But, produce massive amounts of it to get in front of customers.

Trending Sources

How to save your content marketing strategy from self-destruction

Tomorrow People

Brands are jumping on content marketing as a cash cow — but the yield will be poor unless you can stand out from the herd. Don’t kill your content marketing with mediocrity. Here’s how to differentiate and kill the competition. Guess what?

An Email is Not a Campaign: the Case for Integrated Marketing

The Point

The reality of life as a professional marketer is that there is rarely, ever, enough time, budget, resources or bandwidth to plan, design, build, launch and manage every campaign as we would if we could. I get that. We all make compromises.

Increase Marketing ROI 10X and Prove It

See how a marketing team demonstrated 10X ROI and increased sales by 35% with marketing automation.

3 Forces Shaping The Future Of B2B Marketing

Tony Zambito

Illustration by Gregor Cresnar. Many executives, particularly Chief Marketing Officers, are in constant pursuit of understanding changing buyer behaviors and markets. Which, for the most part, remains an elusive and challenging endeavor.

Shifts in B2B Buyer Behavior Support New Priorities for Demand Gen Content

The Point

Demand Gen Report has published the results of this year’s “B2B Buyer’s Survey,” and the trends identified merit close attention for those marketers involved in B2B demand generation and content development.

Rethinking Buyer Personas In An Era Of Digital Transformation

Tony Zambito

by Louis Prado. In the past five years, we have seen exponential disruption each year in multiple markets. Digital technologies and resulting transformation turning markets literally inside out.

New Buyer Insights Needed To Unlock Growth In An Era Of B2B Digital Transformation

Tony Zambito

Illustration entitled Insight by Yu Luck. The digitization of the global business economy has been taking place at an unprecedented rate. Consider this. Approximately forty years ago, 83% of the market value of the S&P 500 were tied to tangible assets – physical products.

2017 CMO Survey

The 2017 CMO Survey can provide you with the latest insights into marketplace dynamics, spending, and trends.

5 Reasons Your Sales Reps Aren’t Getting Enough Qualified Leads

The Point

Earlier this year, I talked to a CMO at a B2B tech company whose sales counterpart was lobbying strongly for the company to adopt Account-Based Marketing (ABM) as part of their demand generation strategy. The reason?

B2B Marketers Are Buying Customer Data Platforms. Here's Why.

Customer Experience Matrix

I’m currently drafting a paper on use of Customer Data Platforms by B2B SaaS marketers. The topic is more intriguing than it sounds because it raises the dual questions of why CDPs haven’t previously been used much by B2B SaaS companies and what's changed.

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7 Tips for Building Trust with Your Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Trust is the glue that binds together any relationship. This includes the all-important brand-customer bond. When consumers trust your brand, they will feel more confident in your products and services. Your odds of lead conversion and customer retention go from the toss of a die to the flip of a coin. A study done by […]. The post 7 Tips for Building Trust with Your Content Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Reboot Buyer Insights To Drive B2B Growth

Tony Zambito

Illustration by Gregory Cresnar. B2B companies are faced with the most transformative era in business history.

Is Influencer Marketing B2B’s Golden Egg Opportunity?

Type A Communications

May 16, 2017 by Carla Johnson As much as we’d like to think we’re impartial buyers, everyone’s influenced by someone. When it comes to big-ticket purchases, it’s even more true. read more.

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The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

Modern Marketing Transformation – Why It Won’t Work Without the Right Culture

Marketing Insider Group

The digital experience, the power of Big Data, agile marketing, compelling content strategies, marketing automation, a customer-centric approach – the core tenets of modern marketing weren’t born yesterday. So, why are some marketing teams struggling to keep up?

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The Future of Content Marketing — 3 Predictions You Need To Know

Marketing Insider Group

Just when you believe you’ve caught up with all the greatest techniques and tools, you look up from all your hard work – the riveting video campaigns, your exciting new influencer partnership, hey, you’ve even become agile! only to find out the content marketing landscape is shifting again.

5 Painful Truths Damaging Your Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

Facing the truth isn’t easy. But you have to do when it comes to your content marketing strategy. If not, you risk slowing down your website traffic, losing the interest of your leads, and possibly earning less sales for your business. It’s time to own your reality and do something about it.

Is Your Content Fresh Enough to Attract Google?

Marketing Insider Group

So, you publish a new blog post or how-to video twice a week – does that mean your site is fresh as a summer rose? Not to the search engines. There’s more to website freshness than posting new content.

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Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales.

33 Of The Greatest Marketing Quotes To Inspire Your Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

When I first started in marketing, I used to write down what I thought were the best marketing quotes to inspire me to dream big and to do big things. A few years ago I gathered all these bits of paper and sticky notes and wrote down on one piece of paper my favorite marketing […].

5 Bold Ideas for Content Strategists in 2017

Marketing Insider Group

You’re a high-level thinker. A problem solver. And a communicator worth an audience’s attention. So, you understand why bold ideas matter in content strategy. Without the vision to think bigger and better, companies usually get lost in content shock.

4 Ways to Boost Content Marketing with Automation

Marketing Insider Group

Great content requires talent and skill to pull off; it requires a human touch, with a dash of artistry and a hefty serving of creative know-how. To put it simply, content is not something you can automate.

7 Reasons Your Content Marketing Strategy Lacks Content and Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

Not getting the impact you expected from your content marketing efforts? There are two possible reasons this could happen. Either content marketing just doesn’t work (not likely considering it’s a $44 billion dollar industry ) or you’re missing part of the magic formula.

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

Each year B2B organizations spend more than $5.2 billion on content creation.

How to develop buyer personas for B2B marketing

Tomorrow People

Creating buyer personas is a powerful way to build the audience understanding every B2B marketing department needs for success, and an essential part of your campaign research. b2b promotional campaigns buyer personas

Customer Lifecycle Optimization: Why It Matters And How To Improve It

Act-On

Customer lifecycle optimization is thinking of your sales funnel as a whole, not just disparate parts. Target the weakest parts to deliver outsized results. Advocacy & Loyalty Customer Marketing customer lifecycle customer lifecycle optimization customer marketing

7 Creative Demand Gen Tactics to Drive Trade Show Booth Traffic

The Point

Even in this digital age, trade shows are still a core part of many B2B marketers’ 2017 demand generation plans. Generating maximum return from that investment, however, requires careful planning, and close attention to both pre-show and post-show communications strategy.

It’s Time For Marketing That Matters

Marketing Insider Group

We live in a time of tremendous innovation, massive disruption, and constant change. Our customers are rewriting the rules on how they engage with brands, media, content, and each other. As marketers, we need to rethink the way we reach our target audience.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

The Psychology of Colors in Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Design plays an important part in content marketing. An interesting looking site is more likely to retain the attention of visitors than something boring or simply average.

Are Companies Ignoring Their Best Source for Buyer Insights?

Type A Communications

August 17, 2017 by Tony Zambito In the past few years, the data analytics revolution has continued unabated in the worlds of B2B and B2C. The rise of data analytics. read more.

You Need to Understand These 6 Things About What B2B Buyers Want

Act-On

The more we know, the better we can sell – especially when it comes to knowing what B2B buyers want. That seems to be the underlying premise of marketing right now. It’s not a bad premise. It leverages one of the all-time great marketing principles: relevancy.

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9 Digital Marketing Lies You Should Stop Believing

Marketing Insider Group

We all lie to ourselves in one way or another. And this is equally true in Digital Marketing. Fortunately, we are facing the truth that consumers don’t want our banners or need our ads. We know those aren’t helping anyone. We are also facing the truth that marketing has value.

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Flip My Funnel - Guide To B2B Account Based Marketing

As modern B2B marketers, we have been lucky enough to witness some of the most dramatic shifts in marketing strategies and technologies.

ABM is a Strategy, Not a Campaign.

The Point

In the headlong rush to Account-Based Marketing , many B2B companies are, quite naturally, looking to implement ABM in a manner that allows them to dip their toes in the proverbial water.

Adapting an ABM Approach for Account-Based EVERYTHING

DiscoverOrg

This post is an original piece from guest author, Brandon Redlinger, and first published on DiscoverOrg’s blog on 3/27/2017. Brandon is the Director of Growth at Engagio, the Account-Based Everything platform that orchestrates human connections.

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[VIDEO] How to Structure a Successful Sales Team

DiscoverOrg

Does this problem sound familiar? We spend an enormous amount of time searching for and then hiring what we think to be “A” players. We then invest time (hopefully) training those reps before releasing them into the wild, only to ask them to do several different roles.

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How to Align Content Marketing & Social Media Strategies for the Most Effective Amplification

ScribbleLive

Content marketing and social media go hand-in-hand, and sometimes the two disciplines seem interchangeable. For many smaller marketing teams, content and social media marketing are owned and operated by the same person/function, while larger marketing teams separate the two functions entirely.

Lead Generation Checklist

You spend a lot of time, energy, and money doing lead generation to capture leads but it's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure.