The Demise of the White Paper is Greatly Exaggerated

The Point

Lead Funnels? Expand Beyond the White Paper. According to Dun, “the era of the lead-gated PDF as a driver of scale leads is coming to an end … an increasing number of marketers are turning to interactive content to create more dynamic experiences with buyers.”.

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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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Trending Sources

Why Salespeople Hate Most White Paper Leads

The Point

How is it that a quality white paper on a hot topic can still generate bad leads? Even a well-written white paper, by a respected author, on a hot topic of vital interest to your target audience, can still generate leads your salespeople will consider “junk.”

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How To Create A White Paper That Converts

Modern Marketing

White papers are often perceived as the more serious older sibling of the eBook. As such, it’s not uncommon for white papers to be—well, boring. White papers are among most requested resource formats of B2B buyers.

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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.

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17 Ways to Promote Your White Paper for Lead Generation

NuSpark

You’ve written, designed and produced a white paper. Your objective was likely to establish thought leadership, generate leads and perhaps use it to nurture existing leads until they’re ready to buy. Link to your white paper on your home page. Lead Nurturing.

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18 Ways to Promote Your White Paper for Lead Generation

NuSpark

Well, your firm has written and produced a white paper. A quality white paper can one of the most important content marketing vehicles to generate leads within your internet marketing plan. Your ultimate goals with white papers are typically the following: . .

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Not All Industrial White Papers Merit Registration

Industrial Marketing Today

White papers are used most frequently for lead generation and nurturing in industrial marketing. Many of these white papers are very technical and require engineers and other domain experts to [.]. Content Marketing Industrial Lead Generation White Paper Marketing Gated industrial lead generation Industrial Marketing lead nurturing Regsitration Ungated White papers

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A Follow-Up Strategy for Content Syndication Leads

The Point

It’s important to recognize that content syndication leads are not like most sales leads. If you hand off content syndication leads to your sales force without setting these expectations, your program may be doomed to fail.

Beware the Siren Call of Pre-Qualified Leads

The Point

There is a growing trend in the content syndication space, and among Cost Per Lead (CPL) programs in general, for media vendors to offer B2B clients the option of pre-qualified leads. Naturally, you pay a big premium (in the form of a higher CPL) for pre-qualified leads.

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Is Your White Paper a Sales Pitch in Disguise?

Writing on the Web

It doesn’t matter what you call your information (white paper/eBook, microsite/landing page), what matters is using information wisely to get found, get known and get clients. Is Your White Paper a Sales Pitch in Disguise? When was the last time you read a white paper that added real value to your research process? With all of these advancements for content marketing, it’s about time we shred the white paper.

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3 Tips for Choosing a Magnetic White Paper Topic

KEO Marketing

If you’ve ever published a white paper, you’ve probably experienced one of the most challenging aspects of white paper creation: choosing the right topic. To optimize the impact of your next white paper, you need to address a topic that engages your audience.

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

The Point

No one question will help you create content that drives quality leadsleads that convert more readily to pipeline and revenue – more than this one. Personally, I’ve seen some white papers continue to generate leads year after year with only minor updates.

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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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.

B2B Marketers Can Benefit from Creating White Papers

KEO Marketing

By contrast, white papers have been consistently viewed as a type of content that can have an impressive ROI for B2B marketers. In one recent survey conducted by the Content Marketing Institute, 58% of B2B marketers said white papers are an effective marketing tactic.

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White Paper Alternatives for the Savvy B2B Marketer

SnapApp

Sometimes you get tired of the conventional lead-gated eBook and you need something fresh that piques the interest of your audience. 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.

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.

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White Papers: Refresh or Write Fresh?

WriteSpark

Your marketing department may produce dozens of new white papers each year, but how often do you refresh an existing one? For many technology marketers, once a white paper is written and posted it''s instantly forgotten. Content Marketing Sales Materials White Papers

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A Better Way to Go Mobile – Interactive White Paper (powered by Alinean)

The ROI Guy

A mobile application platform provider had an urgent requirement to generate a wealth of qualified leads, particularly connecting and engaging with enterprise web and application managers seeking to take their apps mobile in a timelier, more cost effective manner.

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Why This Holiday Email Campaign Misses the Mark

The Point

One of my favorite lead generation mantras is this (repeat after me): Sell the Offer, Not the Product. If your offer is a White Paper, convince the reader why that white paper is worth the read.

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. Click here to see the New UK CIO Interactive White Paper in action.

Iron Mountain Cost Savings Advisor Interactive White Paper

The ROI Guy

Alinean worked with Iron Mountain subject matter experts to create the Cost Savings Advisor Interactive White Paper. A few questions answered by the prospect produces a completely relevant, personalized and compelling 6-page white paper. The Alinean powered Interactive White Paper campaign produced more qualified leads, better opportunities and shorter sales cycles than traditional white paper campaigns.

B2B Marketers Are Turning Away Prospects

Digital B2B Marketing

According to recent research from IDC, lead generation is a top B2B marketing priority , and in the next four years Sirius Decisions predicts 75% of all registrations will be captured online. White papers have the largest spread between very valuable and little value.

What is business video content marketing and how to get started

Biznology

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.

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How to Write a Better Content Syndication Abstract

The Point

However, a well-written abstract can make an enormous difference in helping your content asset stand out from the crowd and, ultimately, driving both increased lead volume and improved lead quality. This paper reveals how Acme Security EndPoint Protection 3.0

Sales Lead Generation: Saving Money – Killing Performance

ViewPoint

Bye-bye Bosch appliances, Kohler fixtures, Pella windows and white oak floors. The point is, not all sales lead generation firms are created equal, just as not all houses are the same. Instead of highly qualified sales leads, our would-be client will end up with the equivalent of 8’ popcorn ceilings. What else, besides labor costs, factor in to the costs of lead generation? Lead Generation Cost Per Lead Sales Leads White Papers

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.)

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.

5 Common Content Syndication Mistakes

The Point

The primary appeal of content syndication to B2B marketers is that a) it’s targeted (you can typically filter on basic demographic criteria at little to no cost) and b) it guarantees performance (most publishers will negotiate deals on a cost per lead basis.) Poor Lead Follow-up.

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How to Generate More Opt-ins With Your Email Marketing Campaign

Modern Marketing

For instance, you could offer a complimentary white paper or case study download, available exclusively to those who subscribe to your communications. This technique works great for leads that are coming in via inbound marketing methods or through social campaigns.

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5 Reasons Your Sales Reps Aren’t Getting Enough Qualified Leads

The Point

Though the marketing team was doing a great job generating raw inquiries at the top of the funnel, the sales reps weren’t receiving the number of “sales ready” leads they needed to hit their pipeline targets. The lead funnel is obsolete.

What Happens When You Need B2B Content but Have No Budget?

emedia

Have you been tasked to create fresh content to generate leads but have no budget? Ebook Content Creation Lead Generation White Papers Inbound Leads Blog Blog Post Infographics Homepage Resources

Are Your White Papers Accomplishing Your Lead Generating Goals?

NuSpark

Many companies have noticed that their white papers aren’t attracting the attention they once did. With all the shiny new toys available in marketing today, some are even asking the question, “Is the traditional white paper dead?”. A better question to ask might be, “Am I using white papers correctly?” Sadly, often the answer is “No.”.

3 Blog Posts on Crafting Amazing B2B Content

emedia

Surveys show 3 widely popular kinds of content: white papers, infographics, and eBooks. Ebook White Paper Development Homepage Content Creation Lead Generation White Papers Blog Repurposing Content Blog Post Infographic Development Resources Infographics Ebook Development Content MarketingSome of our best recent posts on content creation, we hope you find them helpful!

5 Campaign Ideas for When You Have No Content

The Point

But when lead generation, lead nurturing , customer marketing and social media programs all require a constant feeding of new, compelling content, what do you do when the pace of new programs outstrips your ability to generate that content?

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.

What Lead Filters Should I Request For My PPL Campaign?

The Point

A client asks: “I know I can filter our Pay-Per-Lead ( content syndication ) leads on geography and company size. Can I also limit leads to certain job titles?”. My response: To best answer the question, let’s discuss what lead filters are and how they work.

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How to Build Your Content Portfolio with Fresh eBooks

emedia

Content Ebook Webinars Homepage Content Creation Lead Generation White Papers Q&A Blog Blog Post Ebook Development B2B ResourcesWant to see how you can produce fresh eBooks with existing content? Get ideas and inspiration here. eBooks are worth investing in for 2016.

Top 5 Content Marketing Trends You Need to Know for 2015

The ROI Guy

The research is in and it shows some significant changes are in store for Marketing in 2015 – trends you need to be aware of to succeed: Trend 1: More Leads = Same Revenue? IDC reports that it now takes 50% more leads to generate the same amount of revenue as just two years ago.