10 B2B Content Marketing Productivity Tools You Need to Use Today

While you’re reading this, you likely have no less than a dozen other tabs open and a to-do list that’s growing by the minute. As B2B marketers, we have our plates full. We’re producing more content than ever, using an average of 13 content marketing tactics from case studies to white papers to blog posts. …

Fill Up Your B2B Content Calendar With This Great Resource

Planning, creating and scaling content can be a challenge. A lot of time and hard work can go into content production, and we’re all looking for ways to maximize our content and increase our productivity as B2B marketers. This week, I wanted to share a great resource that I came across that can help you …

7 Questions to Ask When You Create a B2B Content Marketing Strategy

Content marketing has gone mainstream. Most B2B companies now use content to raise brand awareness and stand out from their competitors. However, new research from the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs has some surprising statistics. According to the B2B Content Marketing 2016 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends report, only 30% of enterprise B2B marketers think their content …

The Top Dogs Of B2B Content Marketing [Infographic]

B2B marketers use an average of 13 content marketing tactics – from blogging to webinars. But with so many choices, what types of content will help you attract the most leads and turn them into customers? Here are five winning B2B content marketing tactics …

11 Things That You Must Include in Your Next Blog Post

Woo-hoo! You’re ready to publish your latest blog post and bring more readers back to your blog. But before you queue your post, take a moment to review this checklist to make sure that it contains all of the pieces you need to engage readers, increase your social shares and drive conversions. Here are 11 …

The Most Important Question You’re Not Asking Your B2B Customers

If you had the opportunity to meet your customers face-to-face, what questions would you ask them? Unfortunately, many B2B marketers leave out the most important question … “You must get to know your customers.” We’ve all heard this a million times. But how do you actually do this? Last week, I attended SpiceWorld 2015. I …

How to Attract B2B Customers With Personalized Content

Personalizing your content can help you attract more customers and stand out from the competition. And it may not take as much time or effort as you think … Today’s marketers are producing more content than ever. According to the 2015 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends report, 70% of B2B marketers are creating …

Copywriters or Content Writers: Who Can Best Help You Achieve Your B2B Marketing Goals?

White papers … ghost blogging … sell sheets … Different marketing tactics require different writing skills. If you have limited resources, will a copywriter or a content writer help you achieve the best results? As a B2B marketer, you’re likely tasked with producing a ton of content. According to the 2015 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, …

How to Scale Your Content Across Regions – Lessons from “Global Content Marketing”

Much has been written on content marketing. However, there’s not a lot of information for marketers who need to scale their content across regions. Pam Didner’s new book, “Global Content Marketing,” fills this gap. The book defines global content marketing as “the process of developing and sharing relevant, valuable and engaging content with target audiences …

5 Keys to Creating B2B Content That Engages Different Verticals

According to new research by the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, B2B marketers create content for an average of four audiences. The 2015 B2B Content Marketing: Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends – North America report also states that B2B marketers use an average of 13 different content marketing tactics. This tactics include blogs, e-newsletters, case studies, …

3 Ways to Make Your Technology Marketing More Human [Insights from SpiceWorld 2014]

IT professionals love robots. They can chat for hours about R2-D2, Data and K-9. However, they don’t feel the same about robotic marketing. I attended SpiceWorld 2014 and had the opportunity to sit down with Jennifer Slaski, executive director of marketing communications at Spiceworks. She offered advice on how technology marketers can make their content …

Why IT Buyers Aren’t Responding to Your Content [Insights from SpiceWorld]

According to a new report from Spiceworks, technology marketers are missing the mark when it comes to engaging IT buyers.   The How to Win Friends and Influence IT Pros report states that IT pros want to have honest conversations with their peers and brand reps when they make buying decisions. However, technology marketers place …

5 Things B2B Marketers Can Learn From “The Tao of Twitter”

I’m a big fan of Twitter.   A few years ago, I traced 50% of my business to Twitter. The percentage was so high that I decided to put more effort into other channels in case Twitter went bust and I lost all my leads.   However, I still spend a lot of time on …

3 Lessons Learned During My First Week on LinkedIn Publisher

  Earlier this year, LinkedIn opened its publishing platform to all of its members. This allows you to blog directly on LinkedIn. You might have heard this news and thought, “Not another blogging platform!” However, LinkedIn Publisher offers a number of benefits: Your posts are automatically featured in your LinkedIn profile, which gives your connections …

11 Red Flags That Your B2B Content Is Boring

One of the biggest challenges in B2B marketing is creating content that engages your target audience. Not only must your content attract leads, but it also must engage those leads throughout your entire sales cycle. Plus, as more B2B companies dive into content marketing, you’ll have more competition for the same audience. So, how do …

The #1 Way to Avoid Embarrassing and Costly Typos in Your Marketing Copy

Photo source I’m a big believer in having an extra set of eyes review my copy before I publish it or send it to a client. It’s easy to miss typos when you’re focused on producing a lot of content and meeting tight deadlines. At the least, a typo is a nuisance. You may receive …

Should You Use Social Media or Traditional Marketing to Engage IT Buyers? [IT Pros Sound Off]

When it comes to making the best use of your marketing time and resources, should you: Send more emails or post more content to your blog? Create a direct mail campaign or run ads on LinkedIn? Host a webinar on your website or a Hangout on Google+? With so many options, it can be hard …

7 Ways to Promote Your White Papers to Get More Downloads, Leads and Shares

White papers, guides and ebooks are time-intensive content marketing projects. It’s surprising that many B2B marketers put lots of time and resources into developing white papers and then simply post them on their websites and hope leads will pour in. Unfortunately, it’s not this easy. Here are seven ways you can promote your white papers …

3 Ways to Make Your B2B Marketing Timely: Lessons from “Weird Al” Yankovic

#452226178 / gettyimages.com Have you caught any of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s new videos? He released one a day for eight days, and they’re all hilarious. Here’s one of my favourite videos from his new album, Mandatory Fun. It’s a parody of “Blurred Lines”, in which he rants about bad grammar in “Word Crimes”: “Weird Al” …

How to Write Killer B2B Headlines That Drive Readership, Shares and Conversions

  There’s been a lot of talk about the importance of headlines and why you should devote more time to writing and testing them. It’s standard marketing knowledge that while 80% of your audience will read your headline, only 20% will go on to read the rest of your content. This means that your headlines …