The Telltale 8% Drop In Content Marketing Effectiveness

Tony Zambito

Perhaps not as drastic as the Dow falling by 8%, but to see the percentage of marketers who believe their content marketing was effective drop to 30% from 38% in one year is a revelation. A little more than half (53%) of the most effective content marketers had a documented strategy.

Efficiency vs. Effectiveness Metrics

VisionEdge

In his book, The Effective Executive, Peter Drucker explained the difference between efficiency and effectiveness: “Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.” What’s really important is effectiveness.

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How the Halo Effect Drives Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

” He didn’t know it the time, but he explained how the halo effect works. The halo effect works like this: By helping thought leaders and subject matter experts build their platform and influence, you will also build your influence and platform.

How to Drive Sales Effectiveness with Automation

Act-On

When the two departments are well-aligned in this manner, marketing can substantially support sales effectiveness. What is sales effectiveness? Let’s start by defining what sales effectiveness actually means. Sales Effectiveness Begins with Using the Right Tools, The Right Way.

Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales

Are You Managing Your Leads Effectively?

B2B Marketing Insider

The post Are You Managing Your Leads Effectively? The post Are You Managing Your Leads Effectively? Some businesses think that slow returns and stagnant revenue are due to not having enough leads. But in reality, poor lead management is often the true culprit.

Effective B2B Marketing Leaders Do This

B2B Marketing Insider

Marketers use technology to help us make smarter decisions, execute more effective campaigns, and drive more revenue. The post Effective B2B Marketing Leaders Do This appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Technology plays a critical role in the success of today’s marketers. But with so many new technologies rising up every day, how does a marketer decide which tools, channels, and metrics to focus on to improve marketing performance […].

Research: Effective B2B Content Marketing

Type A Communications

October 6, 2015 What’s success look like for you? That’s a critical question, and one that B2B marketers need to ask more often. It’s a big message that came out. read more. B2B Marketing Content Marketing Content Strategy

Back to Basics: How to Write Effective Headlines

Act-On

Characteristics of an effective headline. How to write an effective headline. Using all of the above knowledge, you can craft your headlines effectively and expertly. I’d love to hear how you write effective headlines.

8 Ways to Create More Effective Lead Generation Programs

Explore key areas you should focus on with your content syndication strategy in order to help you get the attention of your target audience and build trust

What Makes Effective B2B Content Marketing? [Research]

B2B Marketing Insider

55% of B2B marketers say it is unclear what effective content marketing looks like at their organizations. Content marketing effectiveness emerged as the key theme for this year’s study. The post What Makes Effective B2B Content Marketing?

The Personal Network Effect Makes Walled Gardens Stronger, But There's Still Hope

Customer Experience Matrix

The first is the “personal network effect” that I’ve described previously. Remember that the personal network effect makes it really inconvenient to have more than one primary network provider.

Back to Basics: Writing Effective CTAs

Act-On

A call-to-action (CTA) is a critical component of marketing content. It incites people to do something – to take action. What do you want them to do? Content Marketing b2b content marketing call to action calls to action content marketing lessons content marketing strategy content writing CTA

7 golden steps to creating an effective email newsletter

Vertical Response

Creating a personable, presentable, and effective email newsletter takes work, but it creates a friendship with your customers that most marketing strategies can’t. The post 7 golden steps to creating an effective email newsletter appeared first on Vertical Response Blog. Do you remember the theme song to “The Golden Girls”? Sing it with us: “Thank you for being a friend. Traveled down the road and back again.

How Well Do You Know Your Customers? 4 Tips to Help You Boost Your Marketing Effectiveness

B2B Marketing Insider

4 Tips to Help You Boost Your Marketing Effectiveness appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy customer marketing effectiveness marketingBusinesses spend a great deal of money and effort reaching out to potential customers.

29 Guides to Beautiful and Effective Website Design

Webbiquity

Effectively convert visitors to sales prospects and buyers? Find the answers to those questions and many more here in more than two dozen guides to beautiful and effective website design from the past year. Long gone are the days when websites were essentially static online brochures.

Why Email Marketing Is Still Effective

Modern Marketing

6 Reasons Email Marketing is Still an Effective Tool. Many companies shy away from email marketing because they think it’s an outdated approach, but 59 percent of B2B marketers said email is the most effective channel for revenue generation.

How to Measure Campaign Effectiveness

Salesfusion

You can use the same system that you used to configure the campaign to measure its effectiveness. At the end of the day, measuring the effectiveness of your campaigns is a must because it can help you be more purposeful in your marketing efforts.

The disconnect between social media popularity and business effectiveness

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

On the web, it’s not unusual for tremendous popularity, and influence to accrue apart from business effectiveness. The post The disconnect between social media popularity and business effectiveness appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. By Mark W.

How to Create an Engaging and Effective Presentation

Act-On

Here are some lessons I’ve learned (somewhat painfully) about putting together clear and effective presentations. He’s carved a career niche out of teaching people how to tell effective stories – with simple images. Simple is clear and effective.

Wickedly Effective Storytelling: Exercise of the 5 Whys

Type A Communications

February 16, 2016 There’s one critical element that makes a great story a great story. Relevance. In working with hundreds of companies and even more marketers on how to become. read more. Brand Storytelling Content Marketing Content Strategy 5 Whys content marketing content mission content strateg

How To Elevate B2B Data Accuracy With Customer Network Effects

Radius

“Your data is limiting your marketing effectiveness”. That’s why we’re so excited about a key foundational aspect of our product (and the topic of discussion in this post) – Customer Network Effects. Facebook It”: The Idea Behind Customer Network Effects.

How To Effectively Segment Your Email List

B2B Marketing Insider

The post How to Effectively Manage Your Contacts List appeared first on PureB2B. The post How To Effectively Segment Your Email List appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. We all know that email marketing isn’t dead.

Five habits of highly-effective entrepreneurs

Biznology

Below are five habits of highly effective entrepreneurs that you should consider following in order to increase your chances of success. The post Five habits of highly-effective entrepreneurs appeared first on Biznology.

8 Tips to Create an Effective Email Subject Line

Salesfusion

How effective is your email marketing? So how can you craft more effective subject lines to give your email marketing efforts a boost? The post 8 Tips to Create an Effective Email Subject Line appeared first on Salesfusion.

How to Use Storytelling for More Effective Content Marketing

Webbiquity

The following tips will help you to more effectively use storytelling as a marketing tool. For maximum effect, your storytelling should follow a basic structure. Guest post by Natalie Smith.

Effective Marketing Strategies for B2B Companies

KEO Marketing

Successful lead generations campaigns leverage effective marketing strategies that will draw prospects in and keep them interested in your offerings. When determining effective marketing strategies for your B2B business, you cannot leave out social media.

Machine Learning: Why the Most Effective Marketing Strategy is Invisible

Modern Marketing

In fact, most of the industry’s most effective form of digital disruption is invisible. This is particularly effective because the user or customer is completely unaware of what is going on. Innovative technology in the retail world doesn’t always mean flashy gadgets.

5 Effective Ways To Reach Millennials

B2B Marketing Insider

The post 5 Effective Ways To Reach Millennials appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. We’re almost 3 months into 2016. It’s time. We’re going to do things better, faster, and more high-quality than ever. We will even do things like humanize our content to reach more millennials.

How To Run An Effective SMS Marketing Campaign

Modern Marketing

SMS has become a popular marketing platform for businesses in recent years and for good reason. Its affordable cost and high ROI make it an irresistible marketing strategy. But marketers should be aware that SMS is not a DIY marketing plan.

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4 Effective Google AdWords Tactics to Supercharge Your Lead Generation

Modern B2B Marketing

Single keyword ad groups are one of the most effective strategies for generating more leads. This is an effective way to make your landing pages more aligned to what users are searching for and, therefore, increase the conversion rates and the number of leads being generated.

How to Plan & Execute Effective 'Welcome' Emails

Hubspot

On average , 'welcome' emails receive an unusually high open rate of 50% -- making them 86% more effective than newsletters. How to Plan & Execute Effective 'Welcome' Emails. After an initial activation email, Wistia sends out a simple, bright, and effective 'welcome' email.

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Four new effective presentation techniques you can use right now

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Tom Webster did something I had never seen before in a presentation and it was very effective. This was particularly effective on a large stage where literally the spotlight was on Tom and nothing else.

5 Effective Options For B2B Advertising on Social Media

KoMarketing Associates

Social media isn’t most B2B marketers’ first choice for most effective platform, but highly targeted advertising campaigns are starting to change that line of thinking.

How to Align Content Marketing & Social Media Strategies for the Most Effective Amplification

ScribbleLive

Content and social planning should be done together to ensure that both functions are helping each other execute effectively. The post How to Align Content Marketing & Social Media Strategies for the Most Effective Amplification appeared first on ScribbleLive. Content marketing and social media go hand-in-hand, and sometimes the two disciplines seem interchangeable.

6 Steps To Building An Effective Content Marketing Strategy

B2B Marketing Insider

The post 6 Steps To Building An Effective Content Marketing Strategy appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. If you’re completely new to content marketing, developing your content marketing strategy can seem like a rather daunting and impossible task.

Are You Getting Effective SEO and Digital Marketing in 2013?

Tomorrow People

The World Wide Web changes daily and so it’s more important than ever for your digital marketing agency to deliver effective SEO and digital marketing, argues Duncan Cumming. Research Keywords Effectively.

How to Communicate Effectively at Work With Your Boss

Hubspot

As a marketer, it's imperative to communicate effectively with your boss to avoid this executive divide. I interviewed Rick Kranz about effective communication with his marketing team. I asked Kranz what he thinks is the most effective way for your marketing team to talk to you.

Effective Industrial Content Marketing Requires Working Closely with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

Industrial Marketing Today

If you are responsible for industrial content marketing at your company, you know it is a challenge and can be a daunting task to engage with engineers and technical buyers.

Everyone Hates Your Most Effective Online Ads

Digital B2B Marketing

Banner ads work. Banner ads don’t work. Banner ads are just wallpaper. It doesn’t matter what your opinion is of banner ads, someone out there has a study that will agree with your position.