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We Launched Fast CMO Magazine, Here's What's Inside


In September 2017 we launched Fast CMO magazine, a B2B marketing management publication that lets readers meet marketing executives and learn how they run marketing. That’s why we published Fast CMO magazine. There’s a product portfolio review.

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The Battle for Customer Attention Starts With Company Culture

Marketing Insider Group

But, in reality, marketing is actually a conversation that you the entrepreneur start by meeting your customers’ needs. It’s this forgetfulness that makes marketing look less like it’s about serving customers and more like it’s about (only) sales and advertising.

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How 3 U.K. Companies Became High-Class Publishers


brands may not see eye to eye on the proper use of the term “football,” whether one puts jam or jelly on toast, or the true definition of the word “pants,” companies from both countries can agree on the benefits of content marketing. While U.K. and U.S.

B2B Blogging Gets Publishing Discipline

Paul Gillin

I’ve spent some time over the last week judging the finalists in BtoB magazine’s annual social media awards. It’s clear to me that the best B2B companies are taking their blogging to the next level. Publishers?

How customer-hero stories help you connect better

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Do you focus on capturing product stories or customer-hero stories? Despite all the time, money, resources spent on improving sales productivity, just 13% of sales people produce 87% of revenue in a typical organization according to the Sales Benchmark Index.

Ignite Your Company To Create Content That Rocks

Marketing Insider Group

And this is causing battle for customer attention between brands, agencies and publishers. So how do brands, agencies and publishers reach the audiences of today and tomorrow? TV, radio, newspaper, magazine. Traditional publishers are struggling as well.

7 Hot Apps That Will Skyrocket Your Productivity at Work


Let’s say, for example, you see someone in a magazine sporting a jacket you really like. Customer service, product marketing, and crowdsourcing are among a handful of other ways that early adopters are making use of the Jelly app from a business standpoint.

4 ways Danish companies can nail B2B marketing in English

Integrated B2B

We know that many of our Danish clients have great stories, ideas or opinions that their B2B customers would love to hear, but they’re reluctant to put pen to paper. Hire specialist writers into your company. Combine your company’s experts with external writers .

How Publishers Can Use Digital to Push Print Sales


Publishing revenues may be moving online , but that doesn't mean print is dead. The bottom line is that print is an untapped revenue opportunity for today’s media companies. Use Online Data to Come Up With Print Product Ideas.

How To Think Like a Publisher


In the age of content marketing, adapting the mindset of the publisher is paramount for businesses who want to give buyers a reason to choose them over the competition … and stay loyal. Traditional publishers understand what their audiences want, and cater content accordingly.

My New Book, ‘Attack of the Customers,’ is now available

Paul Gillin

Eleven months later, Attack of the Customers on sale on Amazon ! In some ways, this book is an update of my first book, The New Influencers , which was published more than five years ago. Most customer attacks don’t go viral, but they can be effective even without big numbers.

6 "Boring" Companies Making Amazing Content


Some marketers may have it harder than others — instead of marketing retail products or snazzy B2B software, they sell paper, brake pads, or maybe even flood insurance. McKinsey & Company. Creating beautiful, interesting content isn’t just for B2C brands or publishers.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012


Note: a slightly shorter version of this compilation was recently published as a guest post on Jeff Bullas’ blog. The average midsize or large company (1000 employees or more) has 178 “social media assets” (Twitter handles, employee blogs, etc.)–yet

The Battle For Customer Attention

Marketing Insider Group

We receive more marketing messages than we can handle and the battle for customer attention has moved from being mainly about the medium to technology to content. If “content is king,” then customer attention is the “Holy Grail.” It used to be so easy.

Brand Publishing in Action: Spotlight on Lincoln Electric


What is Brand Publishing? Gone are the days when a customer’s first interaction with you was to call one of your salespeople. Today, much of a customer’s search happens long before he or she reaches out to your company. Manufacturers as Brand Publishers.

Need Some B2B Blogging Inspiration? Check Out These 10 Companies


They''re the kingpin of customer communication, and the cornerstone of B2B campaigns. This isn''t an exhaustive list by any means -- but maybe it''ll be a small source of inspiration for you to start your own B2B blog for your company (or kick your existing blog up a notch).

Don’t Run A Railroad: Why Publishers Need to Think Like Marketers


There is a fundamental disconnect between what many publishers sell, and what their customers want. Publishers value and sell reach and demographics while their customers value and need campaigns that measurably increase sales pipelines.

Publishers: Thinking of Incorporating Ecommerce Into Your Business?


As our 2014 Digital Publishing Benchmarks Report points out , digital media companies are operating in a volatile time of transition and discovery. Consequently, Media companies are also facing option overload, with options spread thin across multiple channels.

Forbes Magazine Expert Columnist Features Content Marketing

Content Marketing Today

For insight, I turned to Newt Barrett, who’s at the forefront of content marketing and co-author of Get Content, Get Customers , which urges marketers to adopt a brand new marketing mindset. It means to think like a publisher. Simply put: Define an ideal set of customers.

Content marketing makes marketers the new publishers–and vice versa


Content marketing is an emerging term for a new approach to marketing that emphasizes using content to explain, engage with, and persuade customers–usually using search and social media as its means of attracting attention. To do that, marketers have been forced to become publishers.

Brand Publishing in Action: Spotlight on Lincoln Electric


What Is Brand Publishing? Gone are the days when a customer’s first interaction with you was to call one of your salespeople. Today, much of a customer’s search happens long before he or she reaches out to your company. Manufacturers as Brand Publishers.

Contently Included on Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Companies List for Second Consecutive Year


Exactly one year ago, I published a post about Contently making the 2015 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies. ’s last list: We acquired a company and enhanced our technology. We won awards for the Contently platform , our content , and our company culture. We published “ Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report ,” a summary of what we’ve learned about content marketing from six years in the industry.

Industrial Marketing Company Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Industrial Marketing Today

April 2012 marks a milestone for my industrial marketing company Tiecas, Inc. Magazine about a coming revolution called “desktop publishing.” I owe a big debt of gratitude to the late, great Steve Jobs and his innovative products.

Why Media Companies Are Struggling (And How Inbound Can Help)


Magazines, newspapers, TV stations, radio stations, and online publishers -- let’s call them media companies -- have been producing news content for years, with the aim of attracting an audience. Why Media Companies Are Struggling.

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Attack of the Customers Press Release

Paul Gillin

New Book Explores Recent Epidemic Of Online Customer Assaults on Businesses. ‘Attack of the Customers’ Helps Marketers and Business Owners Manage and Prevent Reputation Threats Carried on Blogs and Social Networks. How to create a culture that puts customers first.

22 Companies With Really Catchy Slogans & Brand Taglines


So if you're looking to get a little slogan inspiration of your own, take a look at some of our favorite company slogans from both past and present. Companies have slogans for the same reason they have logos: advertising. 22 Companies With Really Catchy Slogans & Taglines.

Manufacturing Marketing Ideas: From Brand Awareness to Brand Publishing


In an industry ruled by specs and regulations that require your products to ‘fit in’, it can be difficult to come up with manufacturing marketing ideas to help your company stand out. Put yourself in your customers’ shoes —and solve their problems through a compelling story.

3 Ways Your Company Is Screwing Up Its Digital Marketing


Let’s get this out of the way: you have an awesome company. Your products and services are top-notch, your employees are dedicated and knowledgeable, and your leadership team is second-to-none. Start Transforming Yourself Into a Media Company. Listen: we need to talk.

B2B Magazine Digital Strategies Netmarketing Recap – San Francisco

Modern B2B Marketing

B2B magazine publisher Bob Felsenthal kicked off the event with some interesting stats from a recent survey; 76 percent of marketers plan to increase their online spending and how the top areas of spending are website development, email marketing, and social.

Unify Your Publishing Database to Turbocharge Your ROI


Publishers have faced several challenges with the explosion of digital media over the past ten years. Many companies have their print magazine subscriber data files in an in-house fulfillment management system or an outside fulfillment house.

The Best Content Marketing of February: 7 Brands That Mean Business


Most days, I sit at my desk writing and editing articles, working on Contently’s marketing collateral, and trying not to let our company Slack take over my life. All brand publishers have to start somewhere; the trick is to commit and start executing.

CCO Opens the Idea Garage for Inspiring B2B and B2C Content Marketing Examples

Content Marketing Institute

Natalya Minkovsky finds some of the best examples for her Idea Garage column appearing in each Chief Content Officer magazine. Car companies are looking to New York as a place to try novel car ownership, leasing, and sharing models.

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)


How does social media use differ in B2B vs. B2C companies? As many companies have learned the hard way, unanswered complaints on social networks can go viral, causing real damage to a company’s brand. marketers have obtained at least one new customer through LinkedIn.

Customer Success Story: How Malwarebytes Created Award-Winning Content


Here is the first in our new Customer Success Story series, where we’ll be featuring rock star content marketers who will be sharing how they achieved their content goals, and providing tips on how to create your own award-winning content. The customer-first approach is key.

‘You Can’t Hit What Your Eyes Don’t See’: How Time Inc. Became a Media Company Built on Data


the publisher of the most iconic magazine covers of the 20th Century, is in the business of sending shockwaves throughout the media. As a media company, Time Inc. to learn more about the relationship between data and content inside the company. During our interview, Hammerman touched on the impact of targeting, why artificial intelligence could help publishers, and what advantage Time has over Facebook and Google. and other publishers? Time Inc.,

Editorial Quality Vs. Revenue: A False Dichotomy

B2B Memes

On its blog earlier this month, the American Society of Business Publication Editors published an anonymous and despairing note from one of its members. In it, the magazine editor described a frustrating planning meeting with his counterparts in advertising sales. Indeed, the editor now feels like a publishing pariah: “I don’t feel like I can talk to anyone at my company without seeming as though I was anti-revenue.”

Attack of the Customers: The Pampers Dry Max Crisis

Paul Gillin

This an excerpt from the opening chapter of Attack of the Customers: Why Critics Assault Brands Online and What You Can Do About It by Paul Gillin and Greg Gianforte. It’s due to be published this fall. During that time you’ve got a mix of the old and new product on the market.”

The Loss of Content Distribution: What’s Happening and What Media Companies Can Do


Media companies are beginning to experience something that is akin to a hypothetical zombie apocalypse. Audience fragmentation is the new norm , and media companies are struggling to hold on to their audiences. Use this data to create new advertising offerings for your company.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise


Penenberg’s ( @Penenberg ) Fast Company article: “Social Networking Affects Brains Like Falling in Love” examines research by neuroeconomist Paul Zak that suggests social networking triggers the release of the generosity-trust chemical in our brains: Oxytocin (known as the cuddle chemical).

How to Fail at Content Marketing? Make it Advertising


In my career I’ve held a variety of positions: operations manager, marketing director, director of business development, customer success manager, regional sales manager. Often that solution takes the form of customer-focused content. It was about the customer, not the product.