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How to save your content marketing strategy from self-destruction

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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?

The ties that bind us: content marketing proven to foster trust and comfort with customers

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When content marketing is done well, successful companies will build trust and comfort with an audience — without the hard-sell treatment. This infographic puts in the numbers, but successful marketers agree it’s all about the relationship.

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Persona to person: new research shows the payback of customer personas — but too few marketers are joining the dots

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Content may be intended for millions, but it’s read by an individual. With statistics from recent research, this infographic shows how personas are keeping it real for content marketers. What creates the more vivid picture in your mind? Metropolitan Male 5-40, blue collar CD2”?

How a great lead generation website will supercharge your content marketing strategy

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Wanna know the secret sauce to a great lead generation website and how it feeds into your overall content marketing strategy to deliver leads and ROI? Well, you’re in the right place. For content marketers, strategy is a practical part of their marketing. Strategy for lead generation — content marketing’s primary goal — involves looking at what you want your website to do, rather than what it is. Tomorrow People found that over half of marketers aren’t sure they’ve got it right.

Lead Generation Companies: How to Pick a Right One

Have you ever had a bad experience using a lead generation company? If the answer is yes, you are certainly not alone; fortunately, MarketJoy has put together 4 simple questions that you can use to judge your next potential lead gen partner.

The 8 key trends shaping the future of content marketing for energy and utility brands

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Content marketing is always evolving, so what's next? Simon Cox offers his views on how the water industry can embrace new trends in content marketing. The water industry is often stereotyped as old-fashioned, and it is this perception that will either make or break our industry. Fortunately for us at Hydro International, we have been looking into combining our ‘hard’ sell of technical products alongside the more ‘soft’ storytelling marketing.

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Correlation… or causation? How great content marketing goes hand-in-hand with business success

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Businesses with great content marketing enjoy more market awareness. This infographic explores what drives what, backed by data from the Content Marketing Institute’s B2B Report. As any statistician knows, there’s a big difference between correlation and causation.

Return on content: a review of how spending patterns on content marketing are changing

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Content marketing is a growing sector, but are increased budgets leading to better outcomes? This blog summarizes some recent research from the Content Marketing Institute. There’s a famous four-box diagram called the Growth-Share Matrix , from the equally renowned Boston Consulting Group.

Disappointed with your content marketing? Discover the challenges keeping B2B marketers from achieving differentiation and how to fix them.

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How does differentiation apply to content marketing and what’s stopping you getting attention in a crowded B2B landscape? Well, quite a lot… Read on and find out what’s holding most marketers back and what they can do about it. b2b promotional campaigns

When looking outward with your content marketing, don’t forget conversations with customers are two-way

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Most marketers use email and web content to educate customers — but far fewer turn those communications into conversations. This blog uses research by the CMI to illustrate the value of keeping the talk two-way. Let’s keep the discussion going. A huge proportion of content marketers — nearly nine out of ten as found in the CMI’s latest research — use email to talk to their audiences. Almost as many (77%) use educational content (like blogs and downloads) on the web, too.

10 tech trends that'll shake up your content marketing strategy in 2018

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From virtual reality, mobile-only, and the march of artificial intelligence (AI), get ready for the new revolution in tech-inspired (and defined!) content marketing. The advance of content marketing continues apace.

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7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

Microsoft CMO Scott Allen on the trends shaping the future of content marketing

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“Transformation is the new norm — it’s about more than data and digital,” says Scott Allen, CMO of Microsoft. Your customers have fallen in love with tech, but that doesn’t mean you should rush to deploy more yourself. Successful transformation boils down to people, process and tools. Scott Allen, CMO of Microsoft shares his experiences. As a leading tech company, Microsoft and its CMO Scott Allen are at the heart of transformation.

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Fujitsu’s head of ABM on why personalization is the future and how content marketers can use ABM to achieve it

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“A culture of customer obsession starts with ABM. Understand and apply the principles and your marketing strategy will resonate with your customers,” says Andrea Clatworthy, head of ABM at Fujitsu. Customers want to feel heard, understood and have a connection. They want bespoke solutions marketed in an even more personalized way. Andrea Clatworthy, head of ABM at Fujitsu and guru in account-based marketing, explains why ABM is the best solution. Account-based marketing (ABM) is taking over.

Perfect alignment? How content marketing gets all your people acting in concert

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According to a new report by the Content Marketing Institute, a good content marketing strategy does more than engage with customers — it fosters stronger relationships within your internal teams, too. Thanks to your content marketing, your audience have a well-rounded, broadly accurate view of who you are and what you do. They like the way you’re helpful without getting in their faces; you’re on their list of sources when they need information.

The 8 content marketing trends software marketers need to know for 2019

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“ If you're serious about your content marketing strategy, you have to realize you're writing for an ever-changing audience , says Jaime Bailey, Vice President of Marketing at VHT. For a long time, the customer journey has been frustrating. As customers seek access to more kinds of information, brand marketers can no longer rely on mass media advertising campaigns to deliver brand awareness and service utility.

If you’re a tech marketer, you need these 8 content marketing trends for 2019

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Tim Lozier, marketing director at ETQ, gives his insights into the future of content marketing, why webinars will become more critical, and how storytelling marketing has changed the software industry. The market of software technologies is one of the most rapidly changing industries nowadays, and we at ETQ recognize this. Clients are no longer passive consumers — they want active results and real answers to solve real problems.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

How to win the war of B2B marketing differentiation

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B2B brands must fight to differentiate their content marketing and emerge victorious instead of playing the Game of Clones. b2b promotional campaigns

Thomson Reuters’ head of content and campaign marketing on why emotional marketing is an unmined gem

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“Customers will feel less likely to leave you if they are connected to you in a way that’s not transactional,” says Antonia Wade. Traditionally seen as a trick deployed only in consumer marketing, savvy B2B marketers are learning how to track, measure and market to the customers’ emotions. Antonia Wade, head of content and campaign marketing at Thomson Reuters tells us how she rebuilt the marketing function, putting customer emotions at the center.

How to differentiate your content marketing strategy in highly regulated verticals

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Content marketing is fantastic for pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and financial services, as long as you play the game of differentiation. Some industries have it tougher than others when it comes to creating a quality content marketing strategy.

Why B2B Marketers Should Be Building Their Website Around Their Lead Generation Strategy

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It's time to put your website to work for the business! Lead Generation

Best Practices for Selling to Government Agencies

The US government spends over $235 billion on goods and services each year. Because of this, selling your product or service to a government agency can be a great way to increase profits. A government buyer also offers consistency, at least for the duration of your contract. However, there are key differences between selling to a customer or business and selling to the government. MarketJoy VP of Customer Success, Curtis Bendt, has used his vast experience in sales industry to craft a list of best practices for selling to government agencies to give you a more specific idea of what the process involves. MarketJoy also provides you with several tips on how to increase your chances of success.

It’s time to introduce search engine optimisation topics into your content marketing strategy

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Why your content marketing strategy should focus on search engine optimisation (SEO) topics — not just keywords — to differentiate your B2B marketing. A great shift is taking place in the world of search engine optimisation (SEO) results.

Why Differentiation is Crucial for Content Marketers in 2017

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50% of B2B content marketers are doing the same or worse than their competitors — and that’s by their own admission. Make sure you’re not one of them…. b2b promotional campaigns

Verint VP of EMEA marketing Marjie Gould on why the future of content marketing is about principles as much as your product

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“Put customers at the heart of your marketing strategy. The future is not all about technology, it’s about people too,” says Verint’s VP of EMEA marketing, Marije Gould. Marije Gould, VP marketing, EMEA at Verint used a futurologist to map her customers’ growing concerns. Far from it being just about the product or price, her customers care deeply about the ethos of the business they buy from, including its privacy, personalization, and ethics. We all know the value of listening to the customer.

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What is a content marketing strategy? Your checklist to secure content success

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If you wanna be the best marketer with the greatest content marketing strategy in town, you should get a load of this. Start with the basics and work your way to content superstardom. What’s this content marketing strategy thing all about? Content is one of life’s essentials. It can be anything from the conversation you have with a friend, to important news you receive by email, to a blog post that helps you decide where to go on holiday. Content also has a big part to play in business.

Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based Discounting for the B2B Industry

Competition has increased to new levels of intensity and organizations have begun to look for new ways to acquire customers. Discounted pricing is a strategic tool, which when used correctly can drive a variety of business goals, from marketing through to sales strategy

Content marketing en MaaS: 8 reasons why your content marketing agency is your new competitive advantage

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How to build meaningful competitive advantage with your content marketing agency to differentiate your offering and stand out from the crowd. Remember 2010?

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Dare to be different and make your B2B content marketing really stand out

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What separates good from great in B2B content marketing and what’s stopping marketers from producing truly differentiated content? Content Marketing Differentiation

How to Use Your Website to Enhance your Marketing Automation

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Discover how you can utilise marketing automation to improve conversions across your website. Lead Generation

The power of a ‘real-time’ content marketing strategy

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B2B brands need to own the moment and harness real-time content marketing to be different. The future is here and it’s is real-time. Find out how to harness its power. Real-time is the next frontier in the advancing journey of a content marketing strategy. It’s a logical step when you consider our fast-moving, mobile-first world, and the instantaneous nature of news, entertainment and communication. And it’s not just B2C brands who are embracing real-time content marketing either.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

Six Ways CMOs Can Capture Audience Attention in the Online Community

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Stand our in the digital landscape and with the right content to attract attention and create an online community.

How to develop buyer personas for B2B marketing

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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

How committed are you to content marketing in 2018?

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Watch our latest webinar to discover the latest benchmarks, budgets and trends in content marketing. 40% of marketers surveyed said they’re doing a fair or poor job in content marketing. Are you one of them? If you are, your content strategy could face failure in the coming year.

How to work with a content marketing agency on creative design

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Top content creators aren’t just wordsmiths. They’re digital designers, too. We’ll show you how to work with your team and why the strategy behind their designs is just as important as the appearance. Everyone’s got an opinion on design. Let’s face it, we’ve all lifted a brush at some time in our lives. But just as reading 50 Shades of Grey won’t turn us into bestselling content writers, having an opinion on art doesn’t make anyone an expert on audience response.

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The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.

How to plan the digital engagement of your content marketing strategy

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Having well designed content isn’t good enough. You need to have an excellent digital content distribution strategy and your marketing agency has the experts who can help. A generation ago, digital was a rounding error in marketing budgets, with success measured in hundreds of pageviews rather than millions of customers. Today, it’s the greater part of ad spend worldwide — with global groups like WPP reporting 60% or more of their revenues coming from stuff seen on laptops and phones.

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How committed marketers are getting real results in manufacturing using content marketing

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Watch our latest webinar to discover how content marketing can help manufacturers generate leads and improve customer experience. To stand out in the manufacturing industry, you need to raise awareness about your company’s products and services.

Marketing metrics: symptoms of poor b2b marketing campaign performance

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Discover what your marketing metrics are saying about the performance of your B2B marketing campaigns, and why high numbers don’t necessarily equate to good news. b2b promotional campaigns

5 Key Website Tools to Improve Your Lead Generation

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How to get those quality leads and prospects flowing in. Lead Generation

Your Recipe for Inbound Success

Speaker: Jen Spencer, VP Sales and Marketing, SmartBug Media

Recent studies have shown what a lot of B2B marketers already know - it’s hard to build a successful inbound marketing program. Join Jen Spencer, VP of Smartbug Media, as she discusses how to grow an inbound strategy and framework in your organization to attract leads and establish your brand. And the best part is, it can apply to content for all stages of your funnel! Jen will dive in deep how she did this at a fast-growing SaaS company that shows, among many other things, how you can use buyer personas and establish a cadence to ensure that your content is seen at the right stage of the buyer's journey. And while a good inbound program gets started with the marketing department, a great inbound program gets other departments involved. Your marketing team may build perfect personas and have excellent research, but if the sales and operations team aren’t aligned, you're missing out on opportunities to move potential buyers to the next stage of the funnel.