Stop Wasting Money on Ads and Start Attracting Audiences with Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

While they are a “ necessary evil ” for any marketing strategy, ads can burn through your entire budget faster than you can say “help!” Enter: content marketing. Content marketing is a cost efficient way to get your name in front of prospects most likely to convert.

How to Grow Your Audience with Video Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

As video marketing continues taking the world by storm, more businesses adopt it as a pivotal strategy to educate consumers, generate leads, and boost ROI. Video marketing can be a powerful way to reach new prospects and provide extra value to new and long-term customers alike.

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How Content Marketing Builds Trust

Marketing Insider Group

Data shows that audience trust is becoming increasingly important for brands. Research into the most trusted brands based on social listening gives us some interesting insights into what a brand must do to build trust with its audience. Content marketing gives your brand a voice.

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Top 20 Content Marketing Blogs You Should Read Every Day

Marketing Insider Group

What are the top content marketing blogs you read every day? It’s not easy to stay on top of the latest news and updates in content marketing. Businesses that create consistent weekly content have 2-6 times more leads. Content Marketing Institute.

Stream On or Tune Out: Personalize Your Buyer Journey so Audiences Click Next

Speaker: Randy Frisch, Co-Founder, CMO and President, Uberflip

The way we engage with technology has changed—from the way we watch TV (Netflix), to the way we consume music (Spotify), to the way we exercise (Peloton). We have tuned out on old one-dimensional experiences. Your buyer expects each stage of the journey to be curated so they can stream away! Join Randy as he presents an actionable framework for creating experiences that will engage your buyers to stream through more of your content so they don’t tune out.

Why You Should Stop Selling In Your Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

We often get asked by our customers to create content that is more promotional, or that has a direct product tie-in. Which is exactly the kind of content no one wants. I’ve obeyed as executives asked me to create content to sell people. I watched that content fail.

2020 B2C Content Marketer of Year Finalists Empower Audiences

Content Marketing Institute

In an extraordinary year, extraordinary B2C content marketers rose to the occasion. Here are a group and two individuals who are at the top of their game – the 2020 B2C Content Marketer of the Year finalists.

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How to Build a Content Marketing Manager Job Description

Marketing Insider Group

The role of content marketing manager barely existed ten years ago, but today it’s one of the fastest-growing roles in marketing and one that companies in every industry and size are looking to hire. That’s why content marketing manager job descriptions are so important.

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How Are You Quantifying Content Marketing Initiatives?

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing has the potential to do great things for your brand. However, like any marketing initiative, you need to understand how it’s impacting your organization and the ROI (return on investment) it’s delivering. So, how are you quantifying content marketing?

Content Marketing Is A Strategic Solution To A Strategic Problem

Marketing Insider Group

One of the biggest challenges I see today with content marketing is that it is largely a tactical solution to a tactical problem. Need some content. Create some content. Call it content marketing. An e-book is not content marketing.

7 Key Insights from the "How B2B Marketing is Changing" Report

Speaker: Tom Pick, Independent B2B Digital Marketing Consultant

What are the top priorities, challenges, and trends in B2B marketing as we head into the final stretch of 2018? We conducted in-depth interviews with senior B2B technology marketers to find out. The results included a few expected areas of consensus but also some surprising divergence of opinions. Content marketing, for example, is widely viewed as the most effective lead generation tactic and area for additional spending in the coming year. But doing it effectively to optimize results is also the top challenge marketers face. Meanwhile, marketers report conflicting views about and are seeking guidance on search engine marketing, live events, and inbound vs. outbound tactics. And there's one promising avenue many marketers may be under-investing in. This webinar not only summarizes the issues raised in the study but also offers guidance from multiple sources on how to address the challenges of today's B2B marketers.

Audience Research Led to Tattoo-Worthy Content Marketing

Content Marketing Institute

Surveys show audience research can bring bigger success. Continue reading → The post Audience Research Led to Tattoo-Worthy Content Marketing appeared first on Content Marketing Institute. Learn how one brand used it to create impactful messaging, find the right channels, pick an effective distribution strategy, and create a campaign success confirmed in ink.

B2B Marketers Struggle With Measuring Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Did you know that over 80% of business-to-business (B2B) marketing teams have a content marketing strategy? But only 11% of those teams consider their content marketing strategy as an excellent one! But how do you create a strong content marketing program?

Is Content Marketing Right for My Industry?

Marketing Insider Group

Every year, I have tons of prospects who ask me, “Is content marketing right for my industry?”. Either they think they don’t need content marketing because everyone knows they’re there – or they don’t quite know how to explain what they do and why people need their product.

25+ Experts Weigh In on the Best Ways To Use Social Media in Content Marketing

Content Marketing Institute

You need to engage on the right channels with the right content delivered the way your audience likes to engage. Simply showing up on social isn’t enough anymore. Try these expert tips to update and refine your social media strategy. Continue reading → Company News

Has Your Content Marketing Strategy Evolved?

Here’s 8 easy tips to help transform your company’s content across several channels and effectively communicate your message to different audiences through modern, digital techniques to improve customer engagement.

Content Marketing Strategy: Are You Winging It?

Zoominfo

Creating B2B marketing content is a significant investment of time and money. That’s why it’s essential to understand the reasoning behind all that content. That’s where your content marketing strategy comes in. What Is a Content Marketing Strategy?

The Ultimate List of Content Marketing Podcasts

Marketing Insider Group

Marketers are no exception, and through the years I’ve been lucky enough to be a guest on some really awesome content marketing podcasts. Marketing Smarts by MarketingProfs. Because the alternative is a death spiral into oblivion for a lot of marketers.”

Industrial Content Marketing Fails to Engage with Target Audience

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial content marketing used by manufacturers, distributors and engineering companies is failing to engage the target audience – engineers, technical professionals and industrial buyers. Back in 2014, Forrester had published their research report titled B2B Content Fails The Customer Engagement Test. This is only a content summary. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

Is Content Marketing Becoming the New SEO?

Marketing Insider Group

If you were to step back in time into a marketing conference from a decade or so ago, content marketing SEO would be the buzzword you’d hear on everyone’s lips. But back then, content was only a vehicle for injecting keywords into blog posts and other website content.

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Organic Growth Strategy: How to Leverage Market Collateral Around Social Media

Speaker: Akilah Murrell, Sr. Director of Channel Marketing at Channel Maven

Join Akilah Murrell, Senior Director of Channel Marketing at Channel Maven, for this how-to session on engaging your buyer base through social media.

Why AI-Generated Content Marketing Can’t Fully Replace Humans

Marketing Insider Group

But what about AI-generated content marketing? Can machines generate quality digital content that engages real human customers? There’s no doubt that AI-generated content marketing writing is getting smarter and more “human” as time goes on. Content Marketing

4 Content Marketing Lessons Influencers Can Teach SMBs

Marketing Insider Group

Remember when actual brands set the trends for successful marketing? Today, it’s influencers who are in charge, showing brands what it means to really connect with an audience and successfully promote new products on social channels. Influencer marketing: a quick history.

Why Does Most B2B Content Marketing Suck?

Marketing Insider Group

Let’s get real about B2B content marketing. It doesn’t add value to your audience and can seem completely irrelevant. The truth is, your content doesn’t have to boring or stuffy. Bad content isn’t going to propel a company forward. What makes content marketing suck?

B2B Content Marketing Budgets Set to Grow in 2022 [Research]

Marketing Insider Group

As the year is quickly approaching an end, content marketers are scrambling to secure that 2022 budget. Content marketing budgets are expected to grow in 2022 – yay! It’s the marketers’ job to keep this upward trend going. Solidify Your Content Plan.

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How to Relate to Your Audience with Empathy in Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

But for marketing material? The idea of a brand’s marketing expressing empathy almost seems laughable: Marketing exists to generate money and sales by convincing people to buy stuff. But without empathy, your content marketing will always fall flat.

5 Content Marketing Lessons from the Fastest Growing SaaS Companies

Marketing Insider Group

Debate raged for a long time about whether SaaS companies really needed content marketing. In 2022, that debate is dead — content is a critical piece of successful digital marketing for every SaaS brand. Topics covered in SaaS content are often technical.

Has Content Marketing Saturation Hit Your Industry?

Marketing Insider Group

At this point, there’s no denying that content marketing is being used by most companies. As companies realize it’s a proven way to attract audiences and convert them, its adoption continues to trend up. What Is Content Saturation? Write 10X Content.

How Content Marketing Directly Improves Sales

Marketing Insider Group

While some invest a tremendous amount of money in traditional advertising channels, many use the power of content instead. Content marketing directly improves sales in many ways, and typically costs much less and has higher returns than ads. Build a Content Strategy.

5 Best Content Marketing Videos of All Time

Marketing Insider Group

One of the best ways to learn more about great content marketing is hearing advice straight from the experts. We’ve compiled 5 of the best content marketing videos of all time. Empathy is at the foundation of successful content marketing. Content Marketing

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Forget Views and Shares: Choose Metrics More Relevant to Your Content Marketing Goals

Content Marketing Institute

Take better aim at success by evaluating data more relevant to the content marketing goal, from brand awareness and lead gen to sales enablement and audience engagement. Stop wasting time on the basic metrics.

What’s the Best Content Marketing Course for Beginners?

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing is one of the fastest-growing professions in the business world today. This beginners’ course in content marketing will take you from the bare basics to having marketable skills that can help you command a better salary or grow your business.

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Why So Many Businesses Are Shifting to Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Who is the one true king of marketing? What if I told you the answer was quality content? Content is king today and will still be on the throne tomorrow. In 2020, 70% of marketers were already actively investing in content marketing ( HubSpot ).

Using Memes in Content Marketing: How to Do It Right

DivvyHQ

But is using memes in content marketing a good idea? Content Marketing Content Strategy brand personality community content analytics digital entertainment humor marketing memes promotion social media target audience visual visuals voice

What is Audience Segmentation and Why is it Important for Content Marketing?

DivvyHQ

Getting the right content in front of the right buyer is the heart of well-deployed content marketing. But this scenario may not come to pass often if you haven't introduced audience segmentation into your content strategy.

How Much Should Content Marketing Cost?

Marketing Insider Group

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the cost of content marketing today. Each business’s content marketing costs will depend on how developed their existing content strategy is, what the content should achieve and whether an in-house team or outsourcing is a better fit.

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My Prediction for The State of Content Marketing 2022

Marketing Insider Group

Every year, Semruush releases their state of content marketing report. After downloading a copy, I am happy to report that the state of content marketing is strong. One proof point: 47% of companies plan to grow their content teams in 2022. AI-Generated Content.

10 Google Sheet Templates for SEO and Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Using a Google sheet for content marketing planning and SEO management is one of the most effective ways you can keep your strategy on track. It’s true that there are tons of powerful technology tools out there for different content marketing needs. Content Strategy.

B2B Content Marketing Strategy: Building an Effective Approach

Industrial Marketer

Building a marketing strategy for a B2B company is a long and complex process. Having a B2B content marketing strategy is one of its constituent elements. That is an effective way for a brand to attract the target audience and make it loyal while building a sales funnel.

Measuring Content Marketing Effectiveness

Biznology

Oh, to live in the world of B2C marketing, where you can easily draw a line directly from your marketing work to the revenue generated. Sure, it’s helpful that there’s a “buy” button at the end of the marketing process much more often in B2C sales than in B2B.