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?”. Their industries range from local firms, established brands, small businesses, and highly technical companies who make stuff many of us would have trouble understanding.

Jumpstart Industrial Content Marketing with Application Notes

Industrial Marketing Today

Application Notes or App Notes are very effective and can help you jumpstart your industrial content marketing, especially if you are stuck because of lack of content. Application Notes are closely related to Case Studies but they are not the same. I’ve heard some people refer to them as white papers. The post Jumpstart Industrial Content Marketing with Application Notes by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.


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

Marketing Craftmanship

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. White paper sponsors sought to educate, inform, raise comfort levels and eventually initiate sales conversations with prospective customers. White papers jumped the shark when they became paid content. Blue Paper? White paper supporters need only be patient.

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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.) Fast forward to today, and we’re still marketing white papers, except an image of that paper is only a right-click away. “Always show an image of the offer.”

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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. Benefits/Applications/ROI (including case studies, if possible).

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Industrial B2B marketers have an untapped digital opportunity


No, you don’t have to be the Amazon of your industry. We especially hear from industrial prospects all the time: B2B has lagged and it’s costing them. Now imagine you work at a scrappy small player in your industry. White Papers and Case Studies.

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?" Jonathan Kantor is the principal and founder of The Appum Group, " The White Paper Company ", and has been producing commercial white papers for the past 11 years. He is also the author of the White Paper Pundit blog. White Paper FAQs.

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Industrial Marketing Content that Helps Buyers

Industrial Marketing Today

It is very common to find marketing content from manufacturers and industrial companies that is all about how great their products are or that their technology is innovative. So ask yourself this question, “Is my industrial marketing content really helping my buyers make a more informed decision and is it moving them closer them to a RFQ?”. They know the “why” but are having a difficult time figuring out “how” publishing content will help them sell more of their industrial products.

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. Across the buyer’s decision-making journey, white papers are leveraged: 35% during the early Discovery phase, for finding new ideas and potential solutions – helping answer “Why Change?” Click here to schedule your free white paper assessment.

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Power up your content marketing strategy with white papers

Integrated B2B

The mention of a ‘white paper’ is likely to send shivers down the spine of any marketing manager today. And it’s no surprise, because the work it takes to produce a good white paper should not be underestimated. But first, what is a white paper?

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How to Create an Effective B2B Case Study

KoMarketing Associates

While blog posts, online guides, and white papers are great “top of the funnel” content assets, you must nurture the lead all the way through to the purchase. Enter: case studies. Case studies can help push your brand to the top of the list of candidates when the buyer has hit the decision-making stage thanks to their ability to show the value of your organization’s products or services. But, how do you create a B2B case study that supports your content marketing strategy ?

Retrofitting Blogs and Converting Industrial Websites into Blog Sites

Industrial Marketing Today

I am seeing more manufacturers and industrial companies willing to try inbound marketing with content. They all want to either add a blog to their static industrial websites or convert them into dynamic blog sites. For a full list of benefits, refer to my earlier post, “Build Industrial Websites as Dynamic Blog Sites.”. Pull a few key points out of an existing technical article or a white paper and expand on those points in your blog post(s).

Use Content Marketing to Manage Industrial Sales Funnels

Industrial Marketing Today

B2B and industrial marketers are usually tasked with two main responsibilities: Fill the top of the sales funnel (ToFU) with high quality leads. That’s why more B2B and industrial marketers are turning to content marketing to lift their lead generation ROI. Several studies have shown that these lead generation challenges hold true across the board in B2B marketing. A similar trend is seen in the industrial sector.

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5 Examples Of Exceptional B2B Case Studies


Case studies are an important part of B2B content marketing. According to a survey done by the Content Marketing Institute, the top three most important marketing tactics for B2B businesses are in-person events, webinars and case studies. Unfortunately, case studies are often difficult to execute on. They can do this by creating high quality case studies using their best customers. Best Practices For B2B Case Studies. Writing An Engaging Case Study.

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? Jonathan Kantor is the principal and founder of The Appum Group, " The White Paper Company ", and has been producing commercial white papers for the past 11 years. White Paper FAQs.

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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. Well, like Stephen Covey said, "You begin with the end in mind" We asked our panel of white paper experts "W hat are the 3 key questions you ask before starting a white paper project? Jonathan Kantor is 14-year white paper marketing veteran. Generating More Leads with Video White Papers. White Papers.

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Content Can Differentiate Industrial Companies When There’s Parity in Value Propositions

Industrial Marketing Today

Yet, if you read the content on most industrial websites, they tend to sound similar within each industry. Most manufacturers and industrial companies make generic claims that are often copied by their competition and lack validation. However, my clients look to me for answers for overcoming their lead generation challenges using my knowledge and experience in industrial marketing. Case studies and testimonials for proof of performance.

B2B Case Study Best Practices: Real Results & Happy Customers


History has given us many experiments and studies; often learning the hard way, colleges publish scientific papers regularly to prove or disprove hypotheses and theories – even Barack Obama wrote and published the most popular scientific paper of 2016. Within those scientific journals, a Case Study demonstrates the evidence behind the science. But wait… What is a Case Study? There is no one definition of case study research. Case Study Guidelines.

9 Ways to Use Customer Case Studies in Your Marketing

SmartBug Media

However, one form of content that routinely leads the pack is the customer case study. In fact, according to Hawkeye , 71 percent of B2B buyers in the awareness stage and 77 percent in the evaluation stage cited testimonials and case studies as the most influential types of content.

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? What are components of a good video white paper?" " A video white paper combines information with a real person to create a very unique delivery mechanism " Michael Stelzner's Bio. White Paper FAQs.

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Are Community Forums Good for Manufacturers and Industrial Companies?

Industrial Marketing Today

Traditionally used as customer support tools by manufacturers and industrial distributors, the discussion threads were primarily text-based. According to a survey done by GlobalSpec (Social Media Use in the Industrial Sector – 2011), 33% of industrial companies provide an online discussion community for customers, and 32% provide one internally for employees. How do industrial companies benefit from a community forum? Examples of industrial community forums.

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? We have invited White Paper Experts to shed light on the following question: "What is the ideal length of a white paper?" " We have invited White Paper Experts to shed light on the following question: "What is the ideal length of a white paper?"

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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)? Jonathan Kantor is the principal and founder of The Appum Group, " The White Paper Company ", and has been producing commercial white papers for the past 11 years. He is also the author of the White Paper Pundit blog.

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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? We asked white paper experts " How should a white paper that is addressed to a Technical Decision Maker be different from a white paper that is addressed to a Business Decision Maker? "Technical white papers are radically different from business-oriented white papers in size, format, and use of terminology." White Paper FAQs.

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Most Industrial and Manufacturing Websites are Still Stuck in Web 1.0

Industrial Marketing Today

Lead generation from their Websites is the number one objective of most manufacturers and industrial companies that I talk to. Google it and you’ll find plenty of research studies to back that up. Instead of dismissing those visitors as time-wasters, I suggest that you rethink your online strategy if you are serious about using your industrial Website as a lead generator. Is your current industrial Website driving sales or turning them away?

ClickInsights: How to choose a white paper syndication partner?

Ambal's Amusings

In ClickInsights Expert Interview Series we feature top notch industry experts and thought leaders and get their insights, opinions and predicitions. We also ask for their suggestions on what reports, whitepapers etc to read to keep abreast with latest trends in their industry. How do you market your white papers? Can syndication partners take your white paper to your prospects? Costs to syndicate your white papers. Find White Papers. White Paper FAQs.

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Making Your Industrial Website Be All It Can Be

Industrial Marketing Today

What does any of this have to do with industrial websites? I can’t think of a single conversation about website redesign that I’ve had with industrial companies that didn’t start with or include the following, “We want our website to be on the first page of Google for … (fill in your own keywords and phrases).”. Nothing per se, however, driving traffic to industrial sites is only half the battle. That’s what I call making an industrial website (or a blog) be all it can be.

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. Across the buyer’s decision-making journey, white papers are leveraged during the: Early Discovery phase, for finding new ideas and potential solutions – helping answer “Why Change?”

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What is business video content marketing and how to get started


If you look at your marketing and sales process you do a mixture of activities like run-advertising and marketing campaigns to build awareness, send out email marketing, create sales brochures, white papers, case studies, and constantly crank out blog posts and new website content. So instead of arming your sales teams with PDFs, make sure your business video content marketing strategy includes many B2B sales videos for all the product, service, and industry segments you serve.

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Case Study: The New UK CIO Interactive White Paper (by IDG & sponsored by Dell | Intel)

The ROI Guy

In a study of UK CIOs, IDG Research Services determined that CIOs desired to spend more time leading change efforts, over the next 3-5 years, driving business innovation and developing new go-to-market strategies. With this Interactive White Paper, Dell | Intel were able to connect and engage with CIOs more effectively, challenge CIOs on key opportunities for improvement, and consultatively recommend next-gen technology to transform IT.

Eloqua Lead Nurture: Deltek Case Study

Eloqua Tips and Tricks

Eloqua Lead Nurture: Deltek Case Study. Industry relevant case-studies (planned). Download a case study. Download white paper. Eloqua Lead Nurture: Deltek Case Study. Eloqua Persona Development: Return Path Case Study.

15 B2B case studies show how content marketing drives ROI


Here are 15 B2B case studies. ADP : Developed a content marketing campaign to connect and engage with their target audience on a ADP solution using white papers and a diagnostic assessment tool. Content tactics included: executive briefs, case studies, infographics, checklists, Q and A, and Brainshark video. Do these case studies convince you of the value for content marketing for B2B businesses?

Content Auditing and Mapping it to the Industrial Buy Cycle

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Content Auditing and Mapping it to the Industrial Buy Cycle by Achinta Mitra on September 3, 2010 in B2B Lead Generation , Content Marketing , Industrial Marketing Strategies , Integrated Industrial Marketing These days it is popular to say “Content is marketing currency.” Industrial giants have deep pockets to create marketing content on a daily basis. Get Engineers Can Sell white paper now.

Lincoln Electric Changes Perception Of Industry With Brand Storytelling

Marketing Insider Group

But getting buy-in for an approach to building an audience that’s unconventional isn’t easy for B2B marketers – especially if you work for an industrial company. But stepping outside the norms of what people expect is exactly how Lincoln Electric, an icon in industrial welding, has made the entire welding profession sit up and take notice – not just customers and prospects. Coffey : The industry is losing welders at an astonishing rate.

What is an Interactive White Paper?

The ROI Guy

An Interactive White Paper dynamically customizes the content of a white paper for prospects based on the prospect’s registration profile (if available), and inputs to a few profile questions. Based on the profile, the white paper content intelligently fine tunes itself to be more relevant and personalized for a prospect’s particular research and needs. interactive smart content interactive white paper Demand Generation Pisello Alinean

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5 Steps to Creating Powerful Case Studies


Case studies are among the most high-impact pieces of content a B2B marketer can produce. Unlike many other forms of marketing content — for example blogs, ebooks, white papers or reports — case studies give you an opportunity to directly demonstrate the real-life value your solutions are providing to customers. But case studies are also a lot more labor-intensive than most other forms of written content.

ClickInsights: What is your favorite white paper? Why do you like it?

Ambal's Amusings

White papers come in all shapes and forms. Our Panel of White Paper Experts have written and reviewed thousands of white papers over the years. Which white paper stands out in their mind? We have invited White Paper Experts to answer this query: "Give one example of your most favorite white paper and why you like it" Read on to get their insights. Michael Stelzner's Favorite White Paper -- The Expanding Digital Universe. White Papers.

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