Category Archives: Content marketing

B2B email creative

The Dismal State of B2B Email Creative

I review B2B email campaigns regularly in this space, and though I’m not one to be sparing in my opinions, I do try to be conscious of the type and size of company responsible for the campaign, with the thought, I suppose, that some marketers just may not know better…. Read More

competitive campaign

Tips for a Successful Competitive Campaign

It’s a perennial fixture in any marketer’s calendar that, every so often, the boss will decide that it’s time to drop the proverbial gloves and go after the competition. There are many, legitimate reasons for why it may make sense to mount a concerted, integrated campaign to target a competitor’s… Read More

B2B Content Preferences

8 Key Takeaways from New Survey on B2B Content Preferences

The team at Demand Gen Report just released their 2018 Content Preferences Survey Report (free download, registration required), yielding fresh insights – and a few surprises – on the types of content today’s B2B buyers prefer, and why. The report is a useful resource for B2B marketers planning content development… Read More

analyst reports

How to Market an Analyst Report

Technology marketers love analyst reports. Sure, they’re expensive to license, but they’re instant fodder for all sorts of content marketing, they bring credibility and name recognition to a campaign, and – bonus – they say nice things about your product. However, in my experience, most tech companies don’t know how… Read More

marketing content

People Don’t Read Your White Papers. Who Cares?

New marketing technologies like Uberflip make it increasingly easy to track content consumption beyond just clicks and downloads. This functionality not only generates additional insights for marketers as to just how much of their content prospects are actually reading, but also enables more sophisticated lead qualification methods, for example: granting… Read More

Personalized Content

Driving B2B Engagement with Personalized Content

Earlier this month I co-hosted a Webinar with Greg Kelly of Vidyard and Jason Oakley of Uberflip on “Driving B2B Engagement with Personalized Content.” During the event, we discussed trends driving the interest in content personalization, addressed some of the key challenges, and presented examples of B2B companies having real… Read More

lead nurturing success

Why Lead Nurturing Success Means Not Asking for the Sale

I was left a voicemail earlier this week by a sales rep that I talked to (briefly) about 6 months ago. His message today was, in summary: “Are you ready to engage with us yet?” Now, not only was I not ready, I barely remember what his company does. That’s… Read More