5 Ways to Improve Your Landing Pages for Better Conversions

As a B2B marketer, you put a lot of effort into getting your target audience to visit your website and opt in for your white papers, videos and reports. However, if your landing pages don’t entice people to request your content, a lot of your hard work will be lost. That’s why I wanted to provide advice on how to improve your landing pages …

The #1 Way to Improve Your B2B Marketing

The B2B market is changing. A few years ago, buyers were more likely to contact a sales representative to learn about a product. Now they prefer to conduct their own research – either through online search or their social networks – and wait to speak with a sales representative. If you want to generate more […]

How to Select a White Paper Topic that Drives Leads

White papers can be a key element in your lead generation mix, especially if you sell technology products or services. According to the Eccolo 2010 B2B Technology Collateral Survey Report, 83% of technology buyers said “white papers were moderately to extremely influential in helping them make their final purchase decision.” However, many white papers miss the mark when it comes to engaging an audience and driving leads. One reason could be because readers don’t relate to the topic …

The 5 Biggest Questions About Creating Social Media Content that Drives Action

Many B2B marketers are turning to social media for lead generation. However, with an overwhelming amount of information shared within social media channels, it is becoming harder for companies to stand out and engage their target audiences. In my recent live chat on Twitter with host The Social CMO, I answered the top questions on “How to Create Social Media Content that Drives Action.” Here’s a summary …

3 Keys to Creating Social Media Content that Converts

Originally published by the Content Marketing Institute.   According to a recent study by FUSION b2b, the top B2B marketing priority for 2011 is lead generation. This supports what I’ve been hearing from my clients and peers – that their biggest challenge is attracting high-quality leads their sales teams will love. More marketers are turning to […]

B2B Content Marketing Roundup

Sometimes it seems like I do so much guest posting for great B2B publications that I start to neglect my own blog. That’s why I’d like to invite you to check out some of my recent posts for The Content Marketing Institute. These include “The 3 Big Myths of B2B Content Marketing,” “3 Keys to Creating Social Media Content that Converts” and more.

3 Easy Ways to Find Your Big Stories

One of my clients recently came to me with a problem. Their corporate brochure didn’t reflect how they were different from their competitors. When I spoke with the owner, I discovered that they regularly performed amazing feats of customer service. For example, a member of their team flew halfway around the world to get a client what they needed on time-with only 48 hours’ notice. What a story!

Even if you’ve never personally flown around the world for a client, you may have similar stories about your unmatched service or amazing products. However, you could be taking these stories for granted or you simply don’t know how to find stories that will “wow” potential customers. Here are 3 ways to uncover your hidden gems:

Do White Papers Still Work?

Lauren Carlson from Marketing Automation Software Guide sent me a link to a blog post that questions the value of white papers. She argues that, “Once scholarly in their ambition, white papers have devolved into thinly-veiled, lengthy sales pitches that no longer appeal to the educated buyer’s shortened attention span.” She recommends companies find new […]

5 Ways to Promote Your White Papers and Generate Leads Online

Although many marketers take the time to create white papers, their messages may only reach a fraction of their potential audience. This is because some marketers simply post white papers on their websites, sit back and hope their ideal customers will find them. If you want to increase your readership and the amount of leads you generate, you must make it easy for your target audience to find your information. This post contains 5 ways you can promote your white papers online and direct more leads to your website.

5 Ways Content Marketing Can Benefit You

Content marketing is one of the hottest B2B marketing developments. According to Compendium, content marketing will be to 2011 what social media was to 2010. That’s because marketers are discovering how important it is to use compelling content to educate and entertain their target audience. Read on to discover 5 benefits you can achieve when you implement a content marketing strategy.

What You Must Know When You Use Social Media to Attract Customers or to Position Yourself as a Leader in Your Industry

Do you want your social media efforts to lead to high-quality leads and recognition from your industry? While both of these goals can be reached, many marketers attempt to accomplish too much at once. They may use only 1 social media profile to try to bring leads to their websites and share the latest industry trends with their peers. This post will show you the key differences between using social media to generate leads versus displaying thought leadership.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Using Jargon in Your B2B Marketing Copy

Communicating with jargon is understandable. Since you are immersed in your field on a daily basis, it may only seem natural that others should speak your language.

However, using jargon in your communications can confuse your readers and make them feel alienated. If your message gets lost under layers of complex technical talk, your prospects will look elsewhere for answers to their problems.

Here are 5 tips to help you understand when to use jargon and when to avoid it:

Discover How to Use Case Studies to Get More Customers (Live Presentation)

Case studies or customer success stories serve as powerful endorsements for your services and can help you turn more prospects into customers. However, they are also one of the most underused marketing and sales tools. Join me as I identify why you need to add case studies to your marketing mix. I’ll also explain the […]

7 Ways Case Studies Can Help You Attract More Customers

Case studies are one of the most powerful – yet most underused – marketing and sales tools. While most people place advertising low on their credibility list, they will often believe information about your company when it comes from a third party. This post will show you 7 ways to use case studies to attract more customers.