Six Best Practices for Marketing with White Papers

Webbiquity

documents are called white papers when they are really just extended marketing brochures), properly produced and promoted white papers remain an effective and vital marketing tool—particularly for b2b technology companies. Promote white papers honestly.

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How B2B Marketers Create and Promote White Papers That Convert

KoMarketing Associates

Thanks to the internet, there are seemingly endless ways for B2B marketers to reach their audiences. According to the “B2B Content Marketing 2018: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America” report, 71 percent of today’s B2B marketers leverage ebooks/white papers for content marketing purposes. When selecting a white paper topic, make sure it aligns with your overall marketing strategy. Next, you should consider the title of the white paper.

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White Paper Alternatives for the Savvy B2B Marketer

SnapApp

And as a B2B marketer, you’re constantly thinking of new ways you can relate to your audience on a more human level. So while tools like white papers are powerful, there are many other content options to consider when you really want to connect with your audience.

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Is The White Paper Dead for B2B Marketing?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In a recent conversation I was having with the Bloom Group they believe “the practice of publishing white papers must come to a close because of the utter proliferation of white papers, and the poor content contained within so many of them.” Kill the white paper!”

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Social Selling White Paper – SellingPower

Sales Intelligence View

Today’s B2B sales teams need to know how to leverage social selling opportunities in order to create relationships and help their companies maintain a strong brand presence in the market. Read this white paper and learn: Quantifiable benefits of adopting social business practices.

The Two Core Elements of B2B Social Media Marketing Success

Webbiquity

Content can be produced in a wide variety of formats: • White papers. Of course, in the B2B realm, your content should be targeted at addressing a specific question or concern of a specific type of buyer at a specific stage of the buying cycle (e.g. On Twitter, search for hashtags relevant to your industry, or peruse Twitter directories like Twellow and WeFollow. Follow them on Twitter.

Top 50 B2B Marketing Influencers On Twitter

Marketing Insider Group

Who are the top B2B Marketing influencers on twitter? Earlier this month, I released the 20 B2B Marketing Blogs you need to read. I hope you find this to be a valuable resource for your B2B Marketing efforts. Top B2B Marketing Influencers – Companies.

5 Campaign Ideas for When You Have No Content

The Point

For today’s B2B marketer, content is the fuel that feeds the demand generation engine. And they can be a refreshing change in what otherwise might be a steady stream of white paper offers and Webinar invites.

3 Ways to Expand Your Content Marketing Strategy Beyond Blog Posts

KoMarketing Associates

For many B2B companies, just simply having a blog at all has been a huge accomplishment. In KoMarketing’s 2014 B2B Web Usability Report , 38% of buyers consider case studies, white papers, articles, and blog posts as “must have” content. White Papers.

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20 Twitter Tricks for B2Bers Who Want to Up Their Game

Act-On

Here: Twitter is old school. That’s not an entrenched belief, but I’m sure you’ve heard a rumor or two of how Twitter has been losing ground over the last year. I’m thinking of when Fizzle pondered if Twitter was still effective (they concluded it was ), or when The New Yorker wrote about “ The End of Twitter ” due to its management woes. Compared to rapid-growth social media networks like Snapchat, Twitter is in kinda shaky territory.

Social PPC: 17 Tips for Successful Ads on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook

The Point

Increasingly, however, B2B marketers have other options when it comes to investing pay-per-click dollars. Twitter and even Facebook have shown more limited success, but both can be a good fit for certain B2B companies whose target markets align well with specific interests or keywords.

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Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Do White Papers Still Engage? They do if.

The ROI Guy

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy This blog is dedicated to the strategies and tools used by solution providers to better prove and improve the value of B2B solutions to frugal buyers - using diagnostic assessments, interactive white papers, ROI calculators and TCO comparisons.

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. Because we’re kinda tone deaf on some key information about them, more specifically what B2B buyers want. I can guarantee that is not what B2B buyers want.

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How to write lead generating white papers?

Ambal's Amusings

White papers are powerful sources of lead generation. We asked our panel of white paper experts "What are the top 2 components of a white paper that is most effective to generate leads?" Blog WhitePaperPundit Twitter Jonathan_Kantor.

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33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

Webbiquity

As noted in the 2016 B2B Marketing Trends report , B2B marketing strategies and practices are in the midst of significant change, driven by new technologies and evolving buyer expectations for more “consumer-like” experiences. B2B messaging gets personal.

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32 Influential B2B Social Media Profiles (People) to Follow on Twitter

KoMarketing Associates

For B2B marketers, there are endless opportunities for leveraging social media platforms and strategies. Research from Optify’s 2012 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report supports these statements. While the report reveals that, in 2012, social media as a whole brought in a smaller fraction (5%) of traffic and leads to B2B websites, it shows great potential. Twitter in particular proved to be the strongest performing platform for generating leads through social media.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity

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. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy.

ClickPredictions: The Short-Attention White Paper

Ambal's Amusings

" Jonathan Kantor is a 26-year veteran of the technology industry, the author of the new book Crafting White Paper 2.0 , and the primary contributor to the WhitePaperPundit.com blog. Blog WhitePaperPundit Twitter Jonathan_Kantor. The White Paper Pundit Blog.

ClickLaunch: Jonathan Kantor's Crafting White Paper 2.0

Ambal's Amusings

What impact does this have on the readers of our white papers? How do we ensure that our white paper is not only read but also acted upon? Jonathan Kantor addresses this question and more in his new book Crafting White Paper 2.0: Crafting White Paper 2.0

New Research: B2B Content is a Dead End

Digital B2B Marketing

According to research from the Content Marketing Institute , B2B marketers are now spending 26% of their budget on content marketing. Best Practice: Enable Self-Directed Research Many B2B websites enable prospects to find the information they need, and they should.

Know Thy Audience: Business and Technical White Papers

Ambal's Amusings

Do you know your white paper audience? Are those concerns being addressed in your white papers? Blog WhitePaperPundit Twitter Jonathan_Kantor. He is also the author of the White Paper Pundit blog. Such elements are rare in a technical white paper.

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The Biggest Challenge in Creating and Marketing White Papers

Ambal's Amusings

Business decision makers don't read white papers just because a product or service is "cool" They have real business problems they are trying to solve. We asked white paper experts: " What is the biggest challenge in creating and marketing a white paper?

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Killer Questions to Ask Before Starting a White Paper Project

Ambal's Amusings

How can you create a white paper that serves it purpose - create high quality leads, provide useful information to potential customers etc. Blog WhitePaperPundit Twitter Jonathan_Kantor. Jonathan Kantor is 14-year white paper marketing veteran. White Papers.

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How to enhance information absorption for your white paper?

Ambal's Amusings

Many companies are producing video white papers as online presentations based on information that would normally go into a printed white paper. We asked our panel of white paper experts "In what scenarios should video white papers be used?

B2B Content Marketing: Will Video Kill eBooks?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Like a lot of B2B companies, the Act-On team was using eBooks and live-casting webinar videos to drive a high volume of the leads. The Most Successful B2B Companies Are Using Video. It’s ungated and published on YouTube and Twitter. appeared first on B2B Lead Blog.

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ClickInsights: What is the ideal length of a white paper?

Ambal's Amusings

How do you concisely convey the information you want to present in your white paper? How long should a white paper be to convey information and yet hold readers interest from start to end? Blog WritingWhitePapers Twitter Mike_Stelzner. Who needs white papers anyway?

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The White Paper Question: To Gate or Not To Gate?

Ambal's Amusings

We asked white paper experts: " How should marketers balance the need for free content (helpful for prospects decision making) Vs. the need to have content that produces a steady flow of good leads (that can directed to sales team)? Blog WhitePaperPundit Twitter Jonathan_Kantor.

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B2B Marketing’s Measurement Problem

Digital B2B Marketing

No one makes a million dollar decision based on one white paper, one email or one Google search. It is called a complex sale for a reason, but B2B marketers keep trying to fit it into a simplistic measurement framework: where did we get that lead?

ClickInsights: How to choose a white paper syndication partner?

Ambal's Amusings

How do you market your white papers? Can syndication partners take your white paper to your prospects? Stephanie Tilton has published a timely 14-page report on White Paper Syndication Options for Technology Marketers. Costs to syndicate your white papers.

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5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Learn to Love Facebook

Act-On

Are you holding back on Facebook marketing just because you’re in B2B? And because most everyone in B2B seemed focused on LinkedIn, I figured I could maybe just ignore Facebook. But all my real focus was on Twitter and LinkedIn. Cause that’s where B2B people get results, right?

10 Tips for Using Twitter And Email Marketing for B2B

Anything Goes Marketing

That topic is Twitter and how best to use this tool for your B2B marketing efforts. I thought I would take a stab at providing tips on blending a tried and true tool like email with Twitter. Let me know what you think and if you have additional tips (let's see if Darren Rowse from Twitip is listening) 10 Tips for Using Twitter And Email Marketing for B2B 1. Add a link to your company's Twitter account to all mass email communications.

Five Brand Building Tips for B2B Businesses

Webbiquity

But’s it’s also vital for businesses like Microsoft and IBM that drive a significant amount of revenue from B2B customers. Brand building for B2B businesses is a little different from that for B2C companies. Guest post by Sreeram Sreenivasan.

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6 B2B Online Marketing Predictions for 2017

KoMarketing Associates

This year, there are so many great things to look forward to when it comes to what’s next in B2B online marketing. Below are some of my predictions for the hottest new features and campaign strategies in B2B digital marketing in 2017.

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Demand more from today’s B2B marketer

Sales Engine

When it comes to B2B marketing—whether it be social media, email marketing, blogs, white papers or attending trade shows—it has to be about lead generation. It’s great when content shows up in one of our prospect's Twitter feed because of a targeted hashtag.

Three Things Smart B2B Marketers Will be Doing in 2016

Webbiquity

What will successful B2B marketers to be doing more of, or differently, in 2016? Download the eBook to read all of the thoughts from these experts regarding the keys to B2B marketing success in the coming year.

What Does B2B Social Media Success Look Like?

Webbiquity

It’s not that B2B companies aren’t finding success in social media marketing, but more (in my experience at least) that they are less willing to publicly reveal their strategies for competitive reasons. How are B2B companies evaluating the results of social media marketing efforts?

Book Review: The B2B Social Media Book

Webbiquity

With The B2B Social Media Book: Become a Marketing Superstar by Generating Leads with Blogging, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Email, and More , authors Kipp Bodnar of HubSpot and Jeffrey L. All of which should sound familiar to B2B marketers.

5 Shared Traits Among Today’s B2B Buyers

KoMarketing Associates

With this challenge in mind, I’m going to share some of the traits (backed by data) that I believe will help paint a clear picture (one that will hopefully be more accurate than Tom Brady’s courtroom sketch ) of today’s B2B buyer. B2B Buyers Do More Research Than Ever Before.

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A Really Useful B2B Marketing Benchmark Report from Optify

The Point

You see a lot of so-called “benchmark reports” in B2B marketing circles, and most of them are, well: complete rubbish. The metrics reported by B2B benchmark reports can also be grossly misleading.

ClickInsights: What is the biggest mistake to avoid when writing a white paper?

Ambal's Amusings

White papers can be really valuable tools to educate your prospects. So you invest time and money in creating and marketing white papers. Before embarking on this journey, stop and learn what not to do in awhite paper. White Paper FAQs. White Papers.

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