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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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?

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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.

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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.

Paper 120

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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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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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 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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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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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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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.

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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?

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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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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.

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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.

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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?).

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.

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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.)

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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? For example, a common white paper topic for many technical products is a discussion of the product architecture.

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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.

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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 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.

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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?).

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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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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

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

Paper 107

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.

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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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.

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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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New Best Practices White Paper

Customer Experience Matrix

As promised, I've written a white paper with the 37 Marketing Automation Best Practices listed in last week's post. This is in the Resources section of the Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems site; you have to register and then log in. Registration is free.

[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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