The Demise of the White Paper is Greatly Exaggerated

The Point

Expand Beyond the White Paper. Look, I’m all for creating a mix of content – ebooks, video, Webcasts, infographics, ebooks, case studies, etc. – But is the white paper dead? It’s because a less text-heavy, ebook-style white paper is easier to read.

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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. Updated product details, new case studies etc.

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. Updated product details, new case studies etc.

Paper 120

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

from SMB Marketing Leaders Brought to you by 2Introduction This study examined priorities, challenges, and trends for B2B marketers. increasing brand awareness—hardly surprising, as these two objectives lead in studies year-after- year. We’re definitely behind on case studies.

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 ?

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. Updated product details, new case studies etc.

Paper 170

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?

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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 115

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 80

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.

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How to Develop B2B Case Studies That Actually Convert

B2B PR Sense

Case studies have a huge potential to convert. Memories of term papers or scientific papers laden with field jargon might immediately come to mind. In this post, we'll examine: The nature of case studies. How you can convince a client to participate in a case study.

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.”

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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 It a Case Study or Just a Testimonial?

WriteSpark

You're excited to have a well-known customer who is happy with your product and ready to talk for case study. In this case, complete as much of the interview as you can, especially for gaining testimonial statements that may be usable before the full case study can be produced.

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 196

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.

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WriteSpark: Best Blog Posts about Case Studies

WriteSpark

In this blog, I frequently write about case studies, white papers, and content marketing for technical products and technology companies. If you are involved in writing or managing customer case studies for high-tech marketing, you'll find useful ideas in these posts: Does your team know what makes a good case study? Tips for saving time and identifying the best candidates when searching for case study prospects. What to do with a "not quite ready" case study.

15 B2B case studies show how content marketing drives ROI

Biznology

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. Do these case studies convince you of the value for content marketing for B2B businesses?

White Paper Success Summit 2010

Ambal's Amusings

White paper marketing works! based on recent study by Eccolo Media ). White papers yield powerful influence: 84% of businesses find white papers either moderately or extremely influential in their purchasing decisions. What is White Paper Success Summit 2010?

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5 Examples Of Exceptional B2B Case Studies

bizible

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. Best Practices For B2B Case Studies.

5 Steps to Creating Powerful Case Studies

Leadspace

Case studies are among the most high-impact pieces of content a B2B marketer can produce. But case studies are also a lot more labor-intensive than most other forms of written content. Here are a few useful tips to follow for creating powerful case studies: 1.

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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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.

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?" He is also the author of the White Paper Pundit blog. White Paper FAQs.

Paper 188

WriteSpark: Best Blog Posts about Case Studies

WriteSpark

In this blog, I frequently write about case studies, white papers, and content marketing for technical products and technology companies. If you are involved in writing or managing customer case studies for high-tech marketing, you'll find useful ideas in these posts: Does your team know what makes a good case study? Tips for saving time and identifying the best candidates when searching for case study prospects. What to do with a "not quite ready" case study.

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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Case Study: Concur Travel Management and Expense System Interactive White Paper

The ROI Guy

The more personalized and relevant interactive white paper is leveraged in marketing campaigns to drive better lead generation and quality. Click here to see the Concur Travel Management andExpense System Interactive White Paper in action.

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.

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

Case Study Winners: It’s a Program, Not a Project

The Content Factor

In a recent post, I told about my favorite discovery as we interviewed B2Bs for our new white paper, “ Secrets of Case Study Winners.” B2B Case Studies Business to Business (B2B) Content Marketing

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?

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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. Jonathan Kantor is 14-year white paper marketing veteran. Question #2: What are the primary ‘take away’ points in your white paper?

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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? IBM video white paper.

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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? There's a lot of slop out there masquerading as a white papers. White Paper FAQs.

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Study: Half of Marketing Jobs Will Be Replaced by Machine Intelligence

Customer Experience Matrix

That’s pretty scary but a second, even more intriguing article quoted a study by Oxford economists Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. In examining the Frey and Osborne paper, I found just two categories that included “marketing” in their title: “Marketing Managers” with a 1.4%

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)? 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?

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Do you need different kinds of video for sales enablement?

Biznology

white papers. customer case studies. Templates and white papers (65.3%) are the most used items during the prospecting phase. Vidyard recently published an infographic that cleverly maps 12 types of video productions (explainers, product info, chalk talks, personalized, etc.)

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Case Study Winners: It’s About the Client

The Content Factor

Our new white paper, “Secrets of Case Study Winners,” outlines quite a few specific strategies for B2B companies to create successful case study programs. The idea for this white paper was borne from my observation that case studies are remarkably difficult for most B2Bs to generate, yet they are usually the most valuable marketing content a B2B can provide for its sales force. B2B Case Studies Business to Business (B2B) Content Marketing