6 Growth Hacking Strategies You Can Get Started With Right Now

By on August 3rd, 2021
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Growth hacking is a term coined by entrepreneur Sean Ellis in 2010 to describe people and organizations who use creative, experimental approaches to drive fast growth on a budget. Since then, it’s become a marketing industry buzzword and growth hacking strategies are being embraced across industries. But growth hacking has long been associated with startup culture and entrepreneurs, and larger organizations have often found it to be irrelevant for their…

The Resurgence of AR and VR Content in a Post-Pandemic World

By on July 27th, 2021
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When people hear the terms augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) their minds tend to think futuristically. But the truth is, AR and VR content is here — and it's not even new. AR and VR existed in their earliest forms almost 200 years ago (you read that right) when Charles Wheatstone invented the stereoscope in 1838, using separate images for each eye to create a 3D image effect.…

5 Consumer Behavior Trends Marketers Are Watching in 2021

By on July 26th, 2021
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In a year where just about nothing was predictable, consumers actually were. Clear consumer behavior trends have emerged over the past several months, even as circumstances have changed. Marketers are now looking to come out of the pandemic with more innovative approaches and flexible business models to acquire more customers. Delivering on what consumers want (which, spoiler alert, is what content marketing is all about) has become the new business…

Employee Advocacy: 3 Tips to Help Your Content Distribution Strategy Evolve

By on July 20th, 2021

It’s an open secret: for many companies, corporate content marketing just isn’t working anymore. They have trouble contending with data privacy laws, social media algorithms, and the public’s general mistrust of sponsored content. They have trouble reaching an organic audience with an authentic tone by doing what they’ve always been doing. What does this mean? It means that for companies to succeed with online content marketing, they have to adapt.…

The Complete Guide to B2B Pricing

By on July 20th, 2021
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Can you believe that 80% of B2B companies feel their pricing strategy needs improvement? We hardly could either, but it’s true. Despite the fact that just a 1% price optimization improvement can yield an 11% profit increase, many companies are admittedly not prioritizing their pricing strategy. Our guess? The complexity of the process gets in the way. But it shouldn’t. Ineffective pricing means your company is risking lost revenue and…

The Ultimate Guide For Developing Your B2B Sales Content Strategy

By on July 19th, 2021

In today’s B2B sales world, buyers are in charge. The digital era has created a sales landscape where customers are self-educating for months or even years before they indicate interest in a purchase. For brands, this means finding a way to build a relationship with their target audience before ever interacting with them directly, and for B2B brands especially, it means doing so in a way that maintains the level…

Your 20-Step Checklist to Write the Perfect Blog Post

By on July 18th, 2021

The perfect blog post does exist. One that draws in new audiences, keeps readers engaged, builds your brand reputation, improves your SEO rankings, and converts customers. There are more than 70 million blogs published every single month and most get very little traffic and no social engagement. But your blog posts can accomplish exactly what they’re intended to do — whether that’s build readership, grow your subscriber base, improve your…

Carla Johnson on How To Rethink Innovation For CMOs and Businesses Today

By on July 15th, 2021

A few days ago, I interviewed Carla Johnson about her new book, RE:Think Innovation. One of the topics we covered is how to rethink the CMO’s role for today’s businesses. More than anything else, your success in a CMO role hinges on your ability to hire innovative people for their teams, foster processes that lead to innovation, and encourage employees to use those processes to arrive at new ideas. A strange…

10 Innovation Podcasts That Will Foster Growth

By on July 15th, 2021

Marketers rely on creativity as much as they do data sets. What happens, then, when you’re a marketer whose marketing juices have dried up? Or whose leadership skills seem to have lost their edge? Simple: You turn to other experts for a bit of mental and career rejuvenation through resources like books and podcasts. You can certainly read books and articles to get your innovative thinking back on track. However,…

The B2B Marketer’s Guide to Creating Irresistible Lead Magnets

By on July 14th, 2021
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So you're a B2B marketer. You know the ins and outs of what makes your product awesome. You’ve spent countless hours developing content for potential buyers. You’re sure once they visit your website, they’ll be convinced they can’t live without what you’re offering. Sound right? If it does, we’ve got to be honest: no matter how great your product is, your content isn’t going to capture many leads on its…