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Insights Into the World of Content Marketing

Last week Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs released their annual B2B Content Marketing Study that dives into the practices and habits of B2B content marketers in North America.Content marketing is a key component for any customer experience strategy and while the overwhelming majority of B2B organizations are producing content, the study shows that successful execution may still be elusive.In looking at this year’s study there are some thoughts and musings I have listed below.

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Getting sales enablement right to increase results

Sales enablement is intended to help raise performance, but a lot of efforts have backfired due to departmental silos. And now there’s growing gap between what salespeople need and what they’re getting to improve performance. For example, Corporate Visions recently surveyed 500 B2B marketers and sales professionals that 20% of organization content creators “just do […]

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How to Attract B2B Buyers with Amazing Content

Content marketing is booming. According to the 2017 B2B Content Marketing Trends, 39% of companies are increasing investment in content marketing. And yet most companies are not creating effective content.  Want proof? Two of the leaders in B2B funnel benchmarking, SiriusDecisions and Forrester, will tell you that inquiry-to-closed-won conversion ratios are often below two percent […]

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7 Tips to Boost Lead Nurturing Email Results Immediately

People aren’t looking for a reason to read your lead nurturing email messages, they’re looking for a reason to delete them. Think about it. It’s important to keep this mind because marketers rely on email as the top lead nurturing tactic and according to Econsultancy, it’s the best digital channel for ROI. However, according to […]

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5 Ways to Transform Your Content From Adequate to Awesome

We’re overloaded with the message that “Content Is King,” but teams are still struggling with where to even start. Some latch onto sales trends that only guide a short-term strategy, while others rely on new technologies to do the work for them. We’re constantly inundated with endless choices as to the way we create, pitch, […]

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Lead Nurturing: 5 Useful Tactics to Get More Opportunities

Lead nurturing is one of those things that’s easy to talk about but hard to do. In this article, I’ll share how to apply lead nurturing to help advance leads through three stages of your lead generation funnel to get more qualified opportunities. Here’s the thing: Our customer’s don’t see our funnels. They only have […]

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B2B Content Marketing: Will Video Kill eBooks?

“With the rise of content marketing, a lot of businesses get stuck in the eBook rut,” saysLinda West (@misslindawest), Director of Digital Marketing at Act-On Software, a rapidly growing company that makes a marketing automation Software as a Service (SaaS). Linda and her team are taking a different path.  “We’re ending our dependency on eBooks.” And […]

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Inbound Marketing: How a B2B company used a content marketing strategy to improve customer experience

Inbound marketing is typically a term reserved for B2C companies striving to draw customers in with flashy social media campaigns, witty tweets and beautiful infographics. B2B companies have the unique challenge of asserting themselves and becoming a voice of authority in their respective industries, and inbound marketing can be a powerful way to do that […]

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