Stop Investing in Content and Start Investing in Consistency

By on October 14th, 2019

You already know how important it is to publish content that’s both high in quality and sufficient in quantity. A few blog posts here and there isn’t enough – you need to create a significant amount of content for it to have an effect. But quantity isn’t everything. Content consistency is just as important in developing an effective content strategy, and you could argue that consistency is even more important than quantity.…

24 B2B Lead Generation Strategies To Implement Now

By on October 10th, 2019

The beginning of the final quarter of the year always signals a reevaluation of old strategies and the hunt for newer ones to stay competitive in your industry. Driven by a host of emerging technologies and an influx of new insights, consumer behavior continues to evolve at breakneck speeds. Understandably, B2B marketers are hard-pressed to recalibrate their lead generation strategies in this ever-shifting landscape. The explosion of content addressing consumer…

3 Music Promotions That Broke Through the Noise And What Content Marketers Can Learn

By on October 9th, 2019

At least once since 2014, you’ve almost certainly turned the key in your car’s ignition, only to hear U2’s “Songs of Innocence” album ring out. It happens to the best of us because it’s happened to almost all of us. Although Apple’s stunt of throwing the album in every iTunes user’s library without permission was widely known, it wasn’t widely loved. (Full disclosure: I do not mind — and sometimes…

How To Growth Hack Your Content Marketing

By on October 7th, 2019
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“Growth hacking” is one of those buzzwords that’s started popping up in digital marketing circles over the last few years. But what exactly is growth hacking and how can you use it to benefit your content marketing efforts? The clue is in the name – growth hacking is all about growing your business rapidly with a limited budget. The term came about from start-ups who needed to grow their fledgling…

What Is Smart Content And How Can It Work For You?

By on October 4th, 2019

Digital marketing is a fast-paced industry and one that seems to attract lots of buzzwords. Sometimes it can feel like you’re speaking a different language when you’re talking to your content marketing agency! “Smart content” is one of those terms that has popped up in the last few years. There’s definitely a lot of excitement around its possibilities. If you’ve heard about smart content but don’t understand exactly what it…

How to Develop Your Own Content Marketing Roadmap

By on September 30th, 2019

Think of content marketing as a journey. Like any journey, you need to know the destination. When you have a content marketing roadmap in hand, though, you can focus on where you want to go and the best way to get there. As Forbes’ Brian Sutter puts it, “It’s really hard to hit a target when you don’t know what the target is.” But as he points out, there are quite a few…

Exploring Manufacturing Audiences: Real-Time, Custom Content Consumption Insights

By on September 26th, 2019

Gaining actionable insights into what your buyers are doing and how you can create a strategy that engages them doesn’t have to break your budget. In fact, these insights are free if you know where to look. The Audience Explorer tool we've been using for the past 3 weeks is a no-cost, interactive search tool for B2B content marketers to discover real-time consumption insights on custom audiences. Moving onto Part…

Why Documenting Your Content Marketing Strategy Is So Important

By on September 23rd, 2019

Do you have a content strategy? If you’re reading this, you probably have a working interest in content marketing, and so your answer is probably “yes”: you have some kind of method for producing and publicizing content. But do you have a documented content strategy? If you answered “no” to the second question, you’re not alone. According to research by the Content Marketing Institute, over 60% of B2B marketers don’t have a documented…

Exploring HR Audiences: Real-time, Custom Content Consumption Insights

By on September 19th, 2019

B2B marketers are feeling the heat. With a focus on building campaign strategies around targeted personas and customized content, the pressure is on. Last week I introduced you to one of my latest favorite tools, NetLine's Audience Explorer, which allows you to search and analyze custom buyer engagement insights across the B2B web in real-time. I started with looking at the IT audience. Back with Part 2 of my series,…

4 Content Distribution Strategies That Make Web Traffic Soar

By on September 17th, 2019

According to Hubspot, Content Marketing costs 62% less than traditional marketing. But it still takes time to produce. And, as they say, time is money. Make every piece of content that you write, photograph, or film count. With more effective content distribution strategies, you can make your web traffic soar to the moon and back. Even average content marketing produces nearly three times more leads than traditional marketing does, so…