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.

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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.

Paper 126

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.”

Paper 89

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.

Paper 88

How B2B Marketers Create and Promote White Papers That Convert

KoMarketing Associates

According to the “B2B Content Marketing 2018: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America” report, 71 percent of today’s B2B marketers leverage ebooks/white papers for content marketing purposes. From the report: “Among the content types, distribution formats, and social media platforms that respondents use, they rated ebooks/white papers, email, and LinkedIn as most effective at helping their organizations achieve specific objectives.”

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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 35

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 29

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 101

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. Link to your white paper on your home page. Find out how in a free white paper.”

Paper 57

[White paper] Six Trends in B2B Influencer Marketing | Traackr

Traackr

Coauthored by Mark Schaefer, this white paper draws on insights from 10 influencer marketing experts from the world’s most recognizable B2B technology brands

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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? The white paper has one big idea. White papers are serious.

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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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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. Set the purchasing agenda with white papers. Crafting White Paper 2.0

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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.

Programmatic Audience Development Global Trends [White Paper]

Modern Marketing

The white paper titled, “Going Global: Programmatic Audience Development Around the World,” published by Winterberry Group in partnership with the Interactive Advertising Bureau , explores these dynamics to present a snapshot of how publishers, marketers, and technologists are “going global” in their practice of programmatic audience development across each of 12 markets. The proliferation of data and technology is reshaping the media business.

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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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The Importance of Your Brand’s Digital Fingerprint [White Paper]

Golden Spiral

Changes in consumer experiences, interactive new channels, and buyer expectations have ushered in a new level of information and transparency available to customers, reducing or eliminating the need for human interaction throughout the sales process.

White Paper Alternatives for the Savvy B2B Marketer

SnapApp

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. How to get started: Pull from your existing materials (white papers, eBooks, etc.)

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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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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.

Paper 29

End Death by PowerPoint and a 1,000 White Paper Cuts

The ROI Guy

Most organizations spend a significant portion of their marketing budget on creating content to fuel demand generation programs, and to arm sales reps to have better conversations and engagements. Unfortunately, the majority of this content spend is currently wasted.

Paper 35

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

Paper 24

A Follow-Up Strategy for Content Syndication Leads

The Point

When someone registers to download a white paper or podcast or case study about the business challenge that your product solves, he or she is expressing an interest in that topic, not necessarily in your product. Adapted from the white paper, “ 8 Tips for Content Syndication Success.”.

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!”

Paper 58

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.

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

The Point

Personally, I’ve seen some white papers continue to generate leads year after year with only minor updates. Let’s be clear here – we’re not saying you should convert your white paper into sales collateral.

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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Guidelines for White Papers and Case Studies

Marketing Action

This was often difficult to read and interpret, and soon evolved into the white paper, which simplifies research findings and states benefits backed by facts. Guidelines for white papers. A few typical white paper topics are: -Introductory information about new technology.

Beware the Siren Call of Pre-Qualified Leads

The Point

For a larger discussion of this same topic, download our white paper on “ Lead Recycling: A More Cost Effective Approach to Demand Generation for High-Technology Companies.”.

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

The ROI Guy

The Interactive White Paper fueled an Alinean crafted email marketing campaign to select prospect communities, promoting the Better Way to Go Mobile Interactive White Paper. Click here to run the Better Way to Go Mobile Interactive White Paper for yourself.

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

The ROI Guy

To make the study results more personalized and relevant, and to drive better lead generation and quality, Dell and Intel worked with Alinean to create an Interactive White Paper, customizing the research results, findings and recommendations based on the prospects’ industry and size.

Customer Intelligence: The Hidden Power of Interactive Content

The ROI Guy

The reach-out is no longer about downloading a white paper or viewing a video, but specific and insightful regarding each prospect’s unique challenges, solutions and business value benefits.

Why This Holiday Email Campaign Misses the Mark

The Point

If your offer is a White Paper, convince the reader why that white paper is worth the read. In the Symantec campaign, the value of the white paper is (apparently) learning why you need to buy their product, Norton Shopping Guarantee.

Social Selling White Paper – SellingPower

Sales Intelligence View

Read this white paper and learn: Quantifiable benefits of adopting social business practices. Social Selling: How to connect and engage with the modern buyer. It used to be that companies controlled the flow of information to potential buyers and customers.

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.

When are Interactive White Papers best used in the sales & marketing process?

The ROI Guy

Interactive White Papers can be used at various stages to help facilitate the buyer’s decisions, depending on the content of the white paper itself. Interactive White Papers that contain personalized research, simple diagnostic assessments, relevant case studies and personalized solution recommendations serve best during this stage. interactive smart content interactive white paper Demand Generation Pisello Alinean

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Why this LinkedIn Ad Works: 2 Key Tips for Success

The Point

What we see is actually an image of the offer, but rather than use some boring white paper cover, Salesforce created a desktop vignette that represents various elements of the “guide” being consumed – on a tablet, a clipboard, and a smartphone (the video at upper right).

Repurposing Content – Making Blog Posts into White Papers

EMagine B2B Blog

In the world of B2B, content is king. But marketers often struggle keeping up with the sheer volume of content necessary to create thought leadership, attract visitors and gain authority on their targeted areas of expertise. When we speak of content, we often are referring to web content, blog posts, whitepapers, videos, webinars and social [.]. Blogs, Blogging Content Development

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Top 3 Marketing Metrics You Should Measure In Google Analytics [White Paper]

EMagine B2B Blog

If you are that novice user that is currently struggling with deciphering your data, we’ve developed a new White Paper that can help. When it comes to website metrics, there are few better free tools at a marketer’s disposal than Google Analytics (GA).