Category Archives: Creative

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Why Are People Not Engaging With Our Content?

According to a recent report, “The Content Marketing Paradox,” content marketing output increased by 35 percent in 2015, while engagement dropped 17 percent. The author of the report, digital marketing solutions provider TrackMaven, theorized that the primary reason for the discrepancy is that there’s a “limit to how much content… Read More

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Step Away from the Email Software and No-One Gets Hurt

Marketing technology is a dangerous weapon in the wrong hands, and nowhere is this more evident than in the recent surge of interest in automating BDR campaigns and other sales communication. In both technology (see companies like InsideSales.com, ToutApp, and others) and application, sales enablement is a hot topic in… Read More

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B2B Copywriting: 5 Common Terms & Phrases to Avoid

Copywriting success may depend on finding the precise mix of language that resonates with your audience, but success or failure can just as easily rest on which words you don’t use. Here are my candidates for 5 common terms and phrases that every B2B writer should eliminate from his/her vocabulary:… Read More

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Why This Holiday Email Campaign Misses the Mark

It’s that time of year again, and B2B marketers everywhere are dusting off the usual holiday clichés in an attempt to weave good cheer into their demand generation campaigns. Take the email campaign below from security vendor Symantec. Sure, they can be forgiven the holiday theme (gift boxes, fir trees,… Read More

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Email Critique: When a Good Offer Just Isn’t Enough

Here’s a list of the things I love most about the email below from Allocadia, a Vancouver, BC-based developer of Marketing Performance Management (MPM) software: 1. The offer image. Yeah, that’s about it. Seriously though, that is one gorgeous white paper. It’s visually stunning, professional, colorful, even the title is… Read More

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Does Creative Still Matter in B2B Marketing?

At Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit last month in San Francisco, there was much talk about the shifting function of marketing towards a more strategic, data-driven role within the modern corporation. You see similar sentiments echoed throughout the marketing press. Marketers are no longer the “arts and crafts” people, we’re told…. Read More

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Above the Fold Still Critical for B2B Email Design

“Above the fold” is a term that originated in the heyday of print advertising and direct mail. Generally speaking, it’s a principle of advertising design that suggests that advertisers, in order to engage the reader and drive that individual to act, should present key selling information in a location within… Read More