The Demise of the White Paper is Greatly Exaggerated

The Point

Aaron Dun wrote a great article last month for CMSWire in which he detailed strategies that he believes B2B Marketers need to adopt to stay current in “a highly digital, connected world.” Expand Beyond the White Paper. But is the white paper dead?

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People Don’t Read Your White Papers. Who Cares?

The Point

feedback from his team) suggests that no-one reads his company’s white papers and, he concluded, this rendered the entire purpose of content marketing moot. So, does it matter if your white papers or ebooks or case studies are downloaded but not actually consumed?

Paper 181

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.

Paper 165

Modern White Paper Marketing: How to Create Readable, Shareable, and Successful White Papers

Content Standard

?. Thank you for your interest in white paper marketing! I feel like this is how too many of my white paper experiences begin, and right from the start it leaves a stale taste in my mouth as a reader. The Two Types of White Paper Readers.

Paper 118

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.

Paper 121

White Papers are Not Dead. They’re on Life Support.

Marketing Craftmanship

Have Marketers Killed This B2B Golden Goose? The original purpose of white papers as a B2B marketing tactic was to produce objective information, packaged as quasi-academic research, that might validate a company’s or product’s value proposition. Blue Paper?

Paper 141

Are White Papers Dead?

The ROI Guy

Traditional white papers are likely the staple of your content marketing portfolio, and for good reason. According to several recent studies from IDG and DemandGen Report, buyers still leverage white papers to help make B2B purchase decisions.

Paper 56

5 Creative Ways to Make Your White Paper Irresistible

The Point

I cringe to think of it now, but twenty years ago the task of including an image of the offer – even a white paper – usually resulted in a photo shoot. Yes, I have attended half-day photo shoots in which all we shot was a white paper on a desk.)

Paper 130

Are White Papers Dead?

The ROI Guy

Traditional white papers are likely the staple of your content marketing portfolio, and for good reason. According to a recent IDG survey, 84% of buyers leveraged white papers as a key resource to help them make a purchase decision.

Paper 56

Sample Outline for a Lead Generation White Paper

The Point

Dollar for dollar, white papers continue to be some of the most effective offers for most high-technology marketers. Prospects are usually more likely to download or otherwise register for a white paper vs. a Webinar, free trial, etc. because 1) the time commitment is minimal, and 2) white papers are perceived (not always justifiably) as information of value rather than sales collateral.

Sample 107

How to write blog posts from a white paper

Chris Koch

If you’re a corporate marketer like me, no doubt you’ve been put in the situation I faced this week: you have a white paper that an external content person created for the company and now you need to make that content social. Let’s face it, there are some B2B executives who wouldn’t read a white paper even if you threatened them with lima beans (what, you like lima beans? The white paper has one big idea. White papers are serious.

Paper 107

[White paper] Six Trends in B2B Influencer Marketing | Traackr

Traackr

Coauthored by Mark Schaefer, this white paper draws on insights from 10 influencer marketing experts from the world’s most recognizable B2B technology brands

Paper 55

Now on YouTube: Our White Paper

The Content Factor

Demonstrating how to repurpose B2B content using simple video tools, we present the video version of "Secrets of Case Study Winners," based on our white paper about effective B2B case study programs.

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!”

Paper 184

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?" He is also the author of the White Paper Pundit blog.

Paper 130

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. "Use Visual Enhancements to Engage New Media, Short Attention White Paper Readers.”

Paper 130

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

Paper 130

Permission Marketing Drives White Paper Relevance

NuSpark

Enter the white paper. White papers have become a powerful marketing tool because of two important qualities. First, white papers give readers the information they seek. Second, white papers allow marketers to establish thought-leadership and earn readers’ attention and admiration by becoming their trusted advisors. For businesses that see the demise of their interruption marketing methods, white papers are crucial.

ShoreTel Sophisticated Simplicity Interactive White Paper (IDG)

The ROI Guy

To achieve better engagement, and fuel lead generation campaigns, the ShoreTel Sophisticated Simplicity Interactive White Paper was created. Click here to see the ShoreTel Sophisticated Simplicity Interactive White Paper in action.

Paper 52

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? "Technical white papers are radically different from business-oriented white papers in size, format, and use of terminology."

Paper 130

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?

Paper 130

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. Jonathan Kantor is 14-year white paper marketing veteran. Generating More Leads with Video White Papers. White Papers.

Paper 130

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?

Paper 130

The B2B Marketer's Guide to Interactive White Papers

SnapApp

Say you’ve created an amazing white paper that’s jam-packed with important information for your audience. Maybe it’s time to make your white paper interactive. At a basic level, an interactive white paper is a dialogue , whereas static long-form content is a monologue.

Paper 62

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.

Paper 68

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? There's a lot of slop out there masquerading as a white papers.

Paper 130

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)? Generating More Leads with Video White Papers.

Paper 130

How to Craft White Papers that Generate Quality Business Leads?

Ambal's Amusings

Today white papers have become HOT marketing vehicles, and countless numbers of companies are using them to generate leads and grow their business. In fact, research conducted from leading industry analysts such as Marketing Sherpa, Eccolo Media, Tech Target, and Information Week all show that the vast majority of today’s business decision makers use white papers to make critical purchase decisions and learn about vendor solutions.

Paper 100

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.

Paper 130

New White Paper: Top 10 Tips for Lead Nurturing Success

The Point

Learn more in Spear’s newest white paper : “Top 10 Tips For Lead Nurturing Success: How to Get the Most From Your Lead Nurturing Program, and How to Plan for Success if You’re Just Getting Started.”. Download your copy of the white paper here.

Lead generation using white papers

Anything Goes Marketing

How are B2B companies generating leads these days? I found a great blog on of these lead generation methods that focuses on white papers. If you're looking at creating a white paper or trying to spice up an existing one, check out Michael Stezlner's Writing White Papers blog. Do you think that adding white papers to your business blog is a good idea? It's a great example of how blogs can use white papers.

Paper 100

8 Questions to Help You Decide if Your Content is Good Enough

The Point

Personally, I’ve seen some white papers continue to generate leads year after year with only minor updates. Let’s be clear here – we’re not saying you should convert your white paper into sales collateral.

Alinean Launches Interactive White Papers

The ROI Guy

Overcomes Marketing Information Overload, Transforming Traditional White Papers into Dynamic, Personalized Engagement Tools Alinean, the leading creator of value-based interactive sales and marketing tools for B2B vendors, today launched a new demand generation tool for B2B marketers – Alinean Interactive White Papers. Alinean Interactive White Papers help B2B marketers better attract and connect with today's overloaded, skeptical and frugal buyers.

Paper 40

White Papers Prove to Be Strong B2B Conversion Tool

Content Standard

A new report suggests that while email maintains several critical features that drive its value, white papers prove two times more effective at driving audience conversions. To a large extent, these benefits are inherent to the longer form of white paper content.

Paper 52

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Using White Papers for Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. Call for speakers: MarketingSherpa’s B2B Marketing Summit 5 dials to tune in your lead generation process Recent Comments Copyright This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

End Death by PowerPoint and a 1,000 White Paper Cuts

The ROI Guy

This is why more than 30% like interactive storytelling and 20% leverage diagnostic assessments and ROI calculators to help research and drive B2B purchase decisions, and these numbers are increasing every year.

Paper 62

B2B Marketers Can Benefit from Creating White Papers

KEO Marketing

However, for B2B marketers, this form of content is unlikely to be worthwhile enough to justify a large outlay of time or money. By contrast, white papers have been consistently viewed as a type of content that can have an impressive ROI for B2B marketers.

Paper 68

A Follow-Up Strategy for Content Syndication Leads

The Point

When someone registers to download a white paper or podcast or case study about the business challenge that your product solves, he or she is expressing an interest in that topic, not necessarily in your product. Adapted from the white paper, “ 8 Tips for Content Syndication Success.”.

Lead 161

Writing a White Paper? Read The Following Book

Anything Goes Marketing

Whichever the case, creating a white paper will help your organization generate new leads and help close out sales. The next question is - How do I create a white paper? Writing a White Paper - Where do I Start?

Paper 130

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.

Paper 130