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Four Ways to Improve Your Content Marketing

Four Ways to Improve Your Content Marketing

In the past decade, content marketing has become a widely established practice. Companies have hired writers and Chief Content Officers to run departments, create blogs and other materials, and, in the process, some have assured sales people that content marketing can mean the end of cold calling.

via HBR

The Proven Alternative to Marketing Budget Waste

The Proven Alternative to Marketing Budget Waste

Marketers waste an average of 26% of their budgets on ineffective channels and strategies, according to recent survey findings. Half of respondents said they misspend at least 20% of their budgets. A few pessimists even believed they’re squandering more than 80% of their marketing budget. CMOs have a choice.

Story-Driven B2B Marketing – Digital Transformation in Action

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Content Marketing: Few Real Leaders or Visionaries

Content Marketing: Few Real Leaders and Visionaries

Our first finding is that storytelling isn’t so much a tactic as a mindset. And by that we mean, we’re all showing up every day to publish e-books, publish blogs, to get it done one day after another—and that’s good. But we find that Leaders and Visionaries really have a sense of purpose that’s much bigger.

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How to Inspire Story-Driven B2B Marketing in 2018

How to Inspire Story-Driven B2B Marketing in 2018

Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) have a choice, embrace the future or cling to the past. To succeed today, they have to abandon mass-media thinking, and resist the urge to squander their budgets on trivial advertising or paid media. To compete, they must build teams of practitioners that are able to create content, not merely outsource work to agencies and contractors.

via Digital Polymath – David H Deans

How to Select the Best Influencer for Your Business

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Influencer marketing is an increasingly popular component of social marketing, offering new sources of content and greater potential reach into desired audiences. “Choose influencers based on audience reach, brand relevance and their ability to resonate with followers for favorable outcomes,” says Jay Wilson, research director at Gartner.

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B2B Marketers Find Content Downloads Drive Conversions

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Business-to-business (B2B) marketers know what a long haul it can be driving leads to conversions. Unlike the business-to-consumer (B2C) segment, the path to purchase for B2B products can be winding, often requiring the input of many players before a purchase is made.

Source: eMarketer

How to Develop a Winning B2B Content Strategy 

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“Most organizations are plagued with a lot of content rot. According to SiriusDecisions, 65 percent of all B2B content goes unused, either because it’s undiscoverable, irrelevant, or bad.” We can do better. Here’s how…

Source: Contently