The Demise of the White Paper is Greatly Exaggerated

The Point

Expand Beyond the White Paper. But is the white paper dead? And neither would all the B2B companies who generate thousands of quality leads every year through content syndication and other white paper marketing channels.

Paper 214

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 183

White Papers: Refresh or Write Fresh?

WriteSpark

Your marketing team 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. Yet many older white papers can deliver renewed value to your promotional efforts with less expense, time, and effort than producing a new one. These papers offer proven performance that you'll want to sustain. Content Marketing Sales Materials White Papers

Paper 120

White Papers: Refresh or Write Fresh?

WriteSpark

Your marketing team 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. Yet many older white papers can deliver renewed value to your promotional efforts with less expense, time, and effort than producing a new one. These papers offer proven performance that you'll want to sustain. Content Marketing Sales Materials White Papers

Paper 120

Report: How Top Businesses Approach Content Creation

1 | Content 2018: How Top Businesses Approach Content Creation Survey Demographics A total of 253 content professionals participated in our survey, spanning a variety of industries and geographies, company. sizes, job functions, and levels of seniority.

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. Here’s how to clean up your white papers, from entry to distribution.

Paper 120

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

Paper 156

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. Why should I read this white paper?

Paper 257

Convert Your Business Value White Papers into Interactive Tools

The ROI Guy

Your customers rely on research white papers to inspire the buyer's journey, and make good purchase decisions. However, lost in a sea of look-alike content, traditional research white papers are becoming less effective, 5% less each year according to Demand Gen Report.

Paper 70

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.”

Paper 151

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 papers jumped the shark when they became paid content. Blue Paper?

Paper 141

WriteSpark: Best Blog Posts about White Papers

WriteSpark

This month's list focuses on my best posts and recommended resources for white papers. If you are a white paper writer or you manage white paper writing projects, you'll want to read these posts: Is your topic worthy of a white paper? Guidance for choosing which topics are really worth the expense and effort of a white paper. Tips to pass along to your engineers and product managers for providing helpful input for a white paper project.

Paper 120

WriteSpark: Best Blog Posts about White Papers

WriteSpark

This month's list focuses on my best posts and recommended resources for white papers. If you are a white paper writer or you manage white paper writing projects, you'll want to read these posts: Is your topic worthy of a white paper? Guidance for choosing which topics are really worth the expense and effort of a white paper. Tips to pass along to your engineers and product managers for providing helpful input for a white paper project.

Paper 120

Is Your Topic Worthy of a White Paper?

WriteSpark

Because white papers have such high levels of proven marketing value, it's tempting to consider every potential topic about a product to be worthy of a white paper. even best presented in a white paper format.

Paper 156

White Papers: Too Much Fat, Not Enough Meat

WriteSpark

It's easy to overload technology white papers with content that is irrelevant and poorly structured for the reader's interest. white papers that don't contain enough technical information are more likely to disappoint than those that possess too much.". The ideas below will help you avoid this problem by trimming the "fat"--unnecessary or excessive content--from your technical white papers. Are you trying to cram too much content into one white paper?

Paper 131

The Lost Marketing Art of Ink on Paper

Marketing Craftmanship

In a pre-pixilated world in the not too distant past, Ink on Paper ruled the world of marketing. In the days of Ink on Paper, marketers reviewed press proofs; they hand-delivered advance copies of newly printed materials to their CEOs, and measured ROI based on Business Reply Card volume.

Paper 184

How to Create a White Paper: Get Found Online and Grow Readership

Writing on the Web

If you want to grow your reader base, that is, if you want to get found and get known online, small businesses and entrepreneurs will offer prospects and clients online information for free, such as a white paper , a report or a compelling article.

Paper 154

Great Tips for White Paper Writers

WriteSpark

Connect the Docs is a terrific blog on content marketing, with a special focus on effective strategies and techniques for white papers. Know thy audience: business and technical white papers (should you write separate white papers for each?). Content Marketing White Papers

Paper 156

White Papers: Too Much Fat, Not Enough Meat

WriteSpark

It's easy to overload technology white papers with content that is irrelevant and poorly structured for the reader's interest. white papers that don't contain enough technical information are more likely to disappoint than those that possess too much.". The ideas below will help you avoid this problem by trimming the "fat"--unnecessary or excessive content--from your technical white papers. Are you trying to cram too much content into one white paper?

Paper 120

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 55

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.) “Always show an image of the offer.”

Paper 130

Is Your Topic Worthy of a White Paper?

WriteSpark

Because white papers have such high levels of proven marketing value, it's tempting to consider every potential topic about a product to be worthy of a white paper. even best presented in a white paper format. How do you choose which topics should be covered in a technical white paper? The following criteria can help you decide; consider a white paper for a topic that: Explains the design, implementation, or application concepts built into the product or technology.

Paper 120

White Paper Do’s and Don’ts

emedia

These do’s and don’ts for white papers will make your content shine. With the market inundated with white papers, you want yours to stand out. Follow these simple rules for successful white paper writing.

Paper 62

17 Ways to Promote Your White Paper for Lead Generation

NuSpark

You’ve written, designed and produced a white paper. If you subscribe to the theory of “if you build it they will come,” your white paper is dead in the water. There is a myriad of methods to promote your white paper, generate interest, and help it climb Google’s search engine rankings.

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 55

Set the Purchasing Agenda with White Papers

WriteSpark

Many companies use white papers at the beginning of the sales cycle to attract prospects. A white paper can set the agenda for a purchase decision by convincing the reader that the areas where your product is better than its competition are the most important to consider.

Great Tips for White Paper Writers

WriteSpark

Connect the Docs is a terrific blog on content marketing, with a special focus on effective strategies and techniques for white papers. I've contributed ideas as a guest expert for two posts: Killer questions to ask before starting a white paper project (selected as one of the top 5 posts on this blog for 2010). Know thy audience: business and technical white papers (should you write separate white papers for each?). Content Marketing White Papers

Paper 120

3 Reasons to add pay-per-lead white paper syndication to your digital marketing plan

Sales Engine

3 Reasons to add pay-per-lead white paper syndication to your digital marketing plan There are three challenges every B2B marketer faces as they try to build a lead generating engine to feed their sales team: 1. By creating quality content like blog posts, white papers, eBooks, infographics, videos, podcasts, and case studies, you can connect with potential buyers in meaningful ways that help solve their most pressing problems.

Paper 146

White Paper Success Summit 2010

Ambal's Amusings

White paper marketing works! White papers yield powerful influence: 84% of businesses find white papers either moderately or extremely influential in their purchasing decisions. How do you leverage the power of white papers in your marketing?

Paper 130

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 109

White Papers: Does Your Writer Have an Eye for Detail?

WriteSpark

Given that a white paper is usually a showcase marketing piece for your product and company, you have every right to expect that the writer has done the detail work to create a quality draft. A professional writer will understand that checking for these details can avoid the negative impression left by a sloppy white paper-- and perhaps the bigger problem of a legal issue or lost sale. An obvious typo. A usage that shows a clear misunderstanding of the word's meaning or proper use.

Paper 120

White Papers: Does Your Writer Have an Eye for Detail?

WriteSpark

Given that a white paper is usually a showcase marketing piece for your product and company, you have every right to expect that the writer has done the detail work to create a quality draft. A professional writer will understand that checking for these details can avoid the negative impression left by a sloppy white paper-- and perhaps the bigger problem of a legal issue or lost sale. An obvious typo. A usage that shows a clear misunderstanding of the word's meaning or proper use.

Paper 120

Atlanta B2B Marketing Agency Leader Learns Lessons from Pedaling Papers

MLT Creative

For the homeowners on my paper route, I was the internet. The post Atlanta B2B Marketing Agency Leader Learns Lessons from Pedaling Papers appeared first on MLT Creative. I was a suburban paperboy in the late Sixties.

Paper 77

AVNET Interactive White Paper

The ROI Guy

Challenge AVNET wanted to deliver thought leadership insights on potential opportunities and solutions to each prospect, and accomplish this without having to develop and maintain separate white papers for each industry. Click here to see a sample of a customized white paper.

Paper 52

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? ITSMA research shows that buyers want the whole menu of content—not just a white paper here or a video there.

Paper 107

The Long-Form, Text-Heavy White Paper is Dead

WriteSpark

Does this mean I think white papers are no longer effective as marketing documents? Content Marketing White PapersEvery time I see a long-form, copy-heavy sales document these days, my first reaction is "Why do marketers still think prospects will read this?"

Paper 156

New Paper -- Which Social Media Marketing Methods Are Best For You?

Customer Experience Matrix

The good people at CommuniGator , a UK-based marketing automation system, were kind enough to sponsor a paper along those lines. You can download the actual paper here. The actual mechanics of relating these factors are something you’ll best understand by downloading the paper.

Paper 181

Google demands your papers with the Hummingbird algorithm update

Biznology

Show me your papers ( Papiere, bitte ). You want to make sure that when — not if — your site is pulled over and Google asks for your papers, you have current, stamped, and legal papers on your person to profer. Why is Google being such a dick?

Paper 166

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: . .

Paper 151

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.