Category Archives: Content marketing

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

B2B Buyers Survey

Shifts in B2B Buyer Behavior Support New Priorities for Demand Gen Content

Demand Gen Report has published the results of this year’s “B2B Buyer’s Survey,” and the trends identified merit close attention for those marketers involved in B2B demand generation and content development. This year’s report (download a copy here – registration required) is striking in the degree and pace of change… Read More

demand generation content

8 Questions to Help You Decide if Your Content is Good Enough

The best demand generation campaigns start with content that your prospects want. Even the best data, and sparkling creative, can’t save you or your campaign if your content and offer isn’t up to scratch. Here are 8 simple questions to help you decide whether that content is good enough. 1…. Read More

white paper marketing

The Demise of the White Paper is Greatly Exaggerated

If you can say anything about marketers, it’s that we love obituaries. Yes, we love to declare things dead. Inbound Marketing? Dead. The MQL? Dead. Lead Funnels? Dead. Outside the rarified air of marketing punditry, however – i.e. in the land of marketing practitioners – all three of these concepts… Read More

integrated campaign

An Email is Not a Campaign: the Case for Integrated Marketing

The reality of life as a professional marketer is that there is rarely, ever, enough time, budget, resources or bandwidth to plan, design, build, launch and manage every campaign as we would if we could. I get that. We all make compromises. And yet it’s because of those compromises that… Read More