Tag Archives: Content marketing

Spear TechValidate Survey Report

Which Content, Tactics & Technologies Are Driving Demand Generation ROI?

A recent survey by content automation company TechValidate and B2B agency Spear Marketing Group provides useful insight into the content, tactics, and technologies proving most valuable for today’s B2B marketers. More than 200 marketing VPs, directors and managers responded to the survey, which asked respondents to identify the crucial factors… Read More

symantec email campaign

Email Campaign Gets an “A” on Design, “F” on Offer

At first glance, the email below from security solution provider Symantec seems engaging, attractive, and well-designed. And indeed, it is all those things. From a lead generation perspective, however, the campaign is a hot mess. Here’s why: First and foremost, the offer is devoid of value. Witness the first paragraph:… Read More

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Forrester thinks Content Marketing Isn’t Working – They’re Half Right

Over at Forrester Research, Vice President Laura Ramos recently talked to Advertising Age (“Marketers Still Struggling to Get Results from Content Marketing“) about what she perceives as a general lack of return from the investment so many companies are making in content marketing. It’s a fair characterization to say that… Read More

content syndication

5 Common Content Syndication Mistakes

Though it predates what we think of today as “content marketing,” content syndication is still a cornerstone of many B2B companies’ demand generation strategies. Like other inbound marketing programs – search, social media, and the like – content syndication is one more way to increase the chances that a qualified… Read More

gating lead nurturing content

5 Reasons to Gate Lead Nurturing Content

A client asks: “I notice that you’re recommending we gate our offer content behind landing pages as part of the lead nurturing campaign. Why is that necessary when we already know who these people are? Aren’t we just making it more difficult for people to respond?” As I discussed in… Read More

How to Target a Non-Technical Audience Using Content Syndication

On LinkedIn, John asks: “Does anyone have preferred content syndication channels that target sales and marketing folks? Seems pretty easy to find technology ones, but a little less clear on the business side.” My response: “John, it’s very difficult but not impossible to target sales and marketing titles via content… Read More

Content Selling: How Sales Can Better Leverage Marketing Content

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Daniel Chalef, CEO of KnowledgeTree, developers of an intriguing new solution, built for both Salesforce.com and mobile (iOS), that enables sales teams to instantly find, surface, and present the ideal content in any selling situation. I talked with Daniel and his… Read More