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B2B Content Marketing: 5 Trends That You Need to Watch in 2020

B2B PR Sense

How has B2B content marketing changed since the start of the pandemic? What challenges do content marketers face? What do successful content marketers do that set them apart from others? 5 B2B Content Marketing Trends That You Should Know.

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How to Boost Your B2B Lead Generation with Content Marketing

B2B PR Sense

But even before someone notices your offer, there's a lot you can do to prime the wheels of the B2B lead generation machine -- and content marketing plays a big part! The Relationship Between Lead Gen and B2B Content Marketing. Many people think of lead generation and content marketing as two completely separate areas. But how you plan your content marketing can have a direct bearing on the number of leads you generate.

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8 Powerful Ways to Energize Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Is your B2B content marketing strategy successful? According to Content Marketing Institute, content marketing leaders experience 7.8 So what sets these two groups apart, and how can you boost your content strategy to generate that kind of success? The answer may lie in your B2B blog content. A reported 80% of B2B marketers include blogging in their marketing strategy. Choose Quality Content Over Quantity.

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How to Use Content Marketing for PR and Social Media Success

B2B PR Sense

The value of content marketing for PR and social media has become a slam dunk when it comes to digital marketing. And if we had any doubts, a new study from Brunswick shows that investors and analysts are making decisions based on the digital content of executives and companies. These statistics prove a direct link between your content and communications and how willing people are to invest in your brand -- aka, your bottom line.

How to Boost Buyers with Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Your B2B content marketing strategy plays a powerful role in a buyer’s journey. We’ve known for years that it helps to build brand awareness and overall trust in a company. But new research shows that a strong B2B content strategy goes beyond simple information; it influences audiences. Content Marketing Institute and SmartBrief joined forces and recently released a study that reveals the impact of a content strategy on the purchasing process.

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Blogging trends for content marketers

PR Daily

Blogging for business has gone from perceived trend to a valuable business tool that helps achieve real marketing objectives. How are bloggers approaching their work in this age of content marketing—and how do marketers’ efforts compare? WEBINAR: Cisco shares its best brand journalism and social media tips. More than half (54 percent) of the 1,000 bloggers surveyed said that they can knock out a blog post in an hour or two.

Content marketing is changing with every passing second – A discussion

Waxing UnLyrical

In today’s hi-tech, fast-moving, cluttered digital world, content marketing is one of the most practical, effective and useful marketing strategies to date. It’s an essential aspect of today’s digital marketing landscape. With 70% of internet users saying they’d prefer to learn through content rather than ads (as per Shonaliburke.com), don’t pass off content marketing as just a buzzword just yet. Infographics.

How to Overcome 7 Top Content Marketing Challenges

Cision

Content marketing has never been more important. A report from Content Marketing Institute (CMI) conducted in 2016 found that 47 percent of enterprise marketers planned to increase their budgets for content marketing over the following 12 months. While it’s indisputable that content marketing is making waves in the business world, many marketers still complain about challenges they face on a daily basis.

Why Content Marketing and Public Relations Need Each Other

Sword and the Script

After several unsuccessful attempts, I re-worked my pitch into a blog post and published it on the company blog. This new trend some were calling content marketing had the hallmarks of a soft and subtle pitch. Media Changes mean PR needs Content Marketing. Brands used to have a controlling influence on information about their products. Credibility: Why Content Marketing also needs PR . PR: The Best Kept Secret in Content Marketing.

5 Must-Have Types of Content Marketing

Cision

When you think of content marketing, you probably think of blog posts. But they’re just one of the many types of content that can help you establish your brand as a thought leader in your industry and attract new leads. By diversifying the types of content that you share, you attract different people with different needs. Let’s look at the types you absolutely need in your content marketing strategy. Blog Posts (All Lengths & Types).

How to Tailor a Content Marketing Strategy By Company Size

Contently - Strategy

” Too many content marketing teams try to half-ass a bunch of things—blog posts, whitepapers, video, social media, SEO—in the pursuit of a cohesive content program. “We want to be as cool as Apple or as daring as Red Bull ,” someone might say, ignoring the fact that Apple and Red Bull have giant teams and giant budgets devoted solely to content. Level 1: A small, committed content team. Primary goal(s): Brand awareness.

How many blog posts should you publish?

PR Daily

Your content strategy can deliver big returns, but only with the proper investment. There’s no universal magic number of blog posts that every organization should create per month in order to see results. Though the perfect amount of blog content doesn’t exist, there is a range to shoot for. Depending on what your company goals are and what your capacity is for creating content, you can find a blogging sweet spot. A dedicated content editor.

B2B Content Marketing: 12 Master Tips That You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

Only 37% of B2B marketers have a documented B2B content marketing strategy ! While a blog or infographic may seem like an insignificant piece of the puzzle, every piece of content is crucial to your business. A content strategy helps to guide your content creation efforts with tactical precision. So what principles should steer you through your content creation and strategy? The role of content marketing is to serve your audience.

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Infographic: 64 content marketing stats to inform your strategy

PR Daily

Companies with content marketing strategies see six times the conversion rate of businesses that don’t. That’s just a taste of the information contained in an infographic. that looks at the state of content marketing. The infographic focuses on B2B marketing efforts but has takeaways for marketers in all industries. RELATED: Craft engaging stories that inspire audiences, build brand loyalty and more ].

The 7 Worst Mistakes You Can Make in B2B Content Marketing

B2B PR Sense

In B2B content marketing, we’ve almost seen it all: The success when people get it right. The mistakes that cause content to crash and burn. Some of these mistakes are old timers -- others are newbies as the B2B marketing industry has evolved. We've created a comprehensive list tthat will help you ace content marketing. 7 Mistakes That Harm B2B Content Marketing Success. Handpicked Related Content. Infographics. Blog posts.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy

B2B PR Sense

B2B content is the word du jour withmany companies having invested int their own B2B content marketing strategy. Today, it's s no longer a matter of companies implementing content within their marketing plan. The issue now is using that content to its fullest potential. Many companies have tackled the need for content with full gusto, pumping out top-notch content as if their lives depended on it. Create a Content Management Strategy.

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5 moments when it’s time to double down on content marketing

PR Daily

Content creation is a tactic that requires constant attention, but it can be easy to let your efforts slide. There are so many reasons to put off making content marketing a priority. You have a never-ending to-do list, and you don’t have time to think about blog posts or whitepapers. You know you should be working on building your brand, but you’re too busy working in your business. RELATED: Join us for our Brand Storytelling Conference at Disneyland. ].

Why PR Pros Need to Own Content Marketing

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The Content Marketing Institute defines content marketing as “owning, as opposed to renting, media. It’s a marketing process to attract and retain customers by consistently creating and curating content in order to change or enhance a consumer behavior.”. So while it is a marketing process, content marketing isn’t just for marketers. It’s more than an inbound marketing tool. Featured Trends Content Marketing

Infographic: 7 common blog errors to avoid

PR Daily

Blog content is essential for building SEO, developing your reputation within the industry and educating new customers. Are you wearing yourself out trying to publish new content every day? This infographic from Who is Hosting This argues that burning out your writing staff to maintain a breakneck publishing schedule might be shortsighted. In the current digital landscape, the quality of your content matters more than the frequency of your output.

What to Know Before Creating a Content Marketing Strategy

Cision

This post is based on our white paper “ Outside-The-Box Content Marketing for PR.” ” A week into 2014, Mark Schaefer published a blog post that questioned whether content marketing – which he termed “the hottest marketing trend around” – was a sustainable strategy for businesses. Is this the end of content marketing? It means brands will have to invest in content creation.

Announcing PR Daily’s Content Marketing Awards finalists

PR Daily

The finalists in PR Daily’s Content Marketing Awards know that compelling content can capture the attention of busy audiences. Content Marketing for the Purpose of: Brand Awareness. Powerful Content Marketing Helps Customer Deliver Awareness and Business Growth for a Greener Ice Melting Solution, BASF. Smart Marketing Marketing Smart, Stein IAS with Trelleborg Marine & Infrastructure. Content Marketing Assets.

Infographic: 55 blog post ideas to captivate your audience

PR Daily

Keeping up with the internet’s insatiable appetite for content is exhausting. However, industry experts suggest that a quantity over quality approach will damage your brand. Marketers and content creators must produce a steady stream of captivating, informative posts. For marketers who feel they are running out of ideas, Digital Marketer has put together an infographic that contains 55 ideas for different blog posts.

Infographic: What trends signal a bright future for content marketing?

PR Daily

The sea of content that floods the internet is not subsiding—and lackadaisical marketers risk missing the tide. Casting out scores of mediocre blog posts, videos and social media posts, hoping for audiences to bite, is a poor substitute for a robust strategy. Instead, identify your target audience and develop a content marketing strategy that produces useful, engaging content that readers want to consume. According to An infographic.

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Should an e-book Be Part of Your Content Marketing Strategy?

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When it comes to content marketing, the best strategies go beyond just churning out a lot of blog content. Whitepapers, e-books, infographics, video, podcasts…all are fair game when it comes to reaching your audience. They’re definitely a proven component of a smart marketing strategy, but are they right for your brand? Do We Have the Content to Support an e-book? If you have a decent amount of blog content, the answer is probably yes.

Survey Finds Tough Grades on B2B Content Marketing

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If content marketing was a self-evaluated college class, marketers would give themselves a “C.” That’s my sense after reading the new B2B Content Marketing 2016 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends – North America report. The annual report is a joint effort between MarketingProfs and the Content Marketing Institute. Now in its sixth year, the report is derived from a survey of 1,521 North American B2B marketers. Content Marketing Effectiveness.

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The Ultimate Checklist: 20 Points that Will Lead You to the Best B2B Content Marketing

B2B PR Sense

What are your content goals? That’s why we’ve created this ultimate checklist to get your B2B content marketing on track. This checklist has been designed to help you prioritize your content creation, come up with content ideas, and grow your audience over time. When developing the correct content marketing mix you should leverage the newest techniques and platforms so you won't be stuck in the past. Create a B2B Content Strategy.

4 ways brand managers can amplify content-marketing efforts

PR Daily

Content marketing is an important component of every digital-marketing strategy. It serves several purposes, such as: Building brand awareness. Though most businesses know they need to do content marketing , many don't gain much traction. In an effort to help you improve your content-marketing efforts, here are some tips that will greatly improve your results. Many businesses just throw up blog posts without a plan.

How to Boost the Wow Factor of Your B2B Content Marketing with Visuals

B2B PR Sense

B2B content marketing without visual content has become the ignored stepchild of content marketing. Here's the takeaway: In a content-flooded world, you won't stand out without engaging visuals. Do you hold back from investing in visual content for fear of complicated programs and a large investment? Visual content creation is easier -- and more essential -- than ever before. Why You Need to Leverage Visuals in Your B2B Content Marketing.

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3 ways infographics can power your content marketing campaigns

PR Daily

Despite some naysaying, infographics are thriving. A recent article on infographics on PR Daily reviewed a report from Clutch that stated: “The age of infographics is dying, and most of them are quite bad.”. RELATED: Ragan creates custom content, from white papers to emails to intranets and more! When done well and as part of a larger marketing and PR strategy, a creative infographic can make otherwise dull content more digestible for a wider audience.

How PR pros invented content marketing

PR Daily

That was the advent of content marketing. Many years and lots of technology upgrades later, content marketing and public relations seem to have drifted apart, taking on identities of their own. However, a great public relations practitioner knows content marketing like the back of their hand. Why, through content, of course. Content marketing vs. public relations. Five examples of content marketing.

5 steps to outstanding content marketing

PR Daily

By now, most organizations realize that content marketing should be a crucial part of their PR and marketing strategies. However, it can get overwhelming to remember to update your blog regularly, distribute your newsletter on a consistent basis and focus the necessary time on social media marketing. Fortunately, by counting to five, you can remember the crucial tenets of content marketing: 1. on the agency’s blog.

64% of PR and Marketing Pros Will Increase Content Marketing Efforts in 2016: Marketwired Survey and Infographic

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If you’re curious about content marketing, a quick Google search will serve up no shortage of information on trends, best practices, benefits for B2B and B2C companies and what it all means as 2016 approaches. The Marketwired Team wondered what PR, marketing and corporate communications pros are doing with content today , and what they’re going to be doing tomorrow. Check out the survey highlights in our original infographic and read more in our news release.

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11 Simple Ways for PR to Score Content Marketing Points

Sword and the Script

As author and keynote speaker Dan Pink has articulated in his talks for the last 18 months or so, brands used to have a controlling influence on information about their products. The web has obviously changed that – a few quick product searches on a mobile device leads a buyer to reviews and commentary from sources other than the brand. In this case, market research has consistently demonstrated people favor recommendations from peers over brands.

State of Healthcare Content Marketing: 5 Trends Transforming the Industry

Contently - Strategy

” Good medicine, like good content, comes down to trust and results. But the rise of digital health content has complicated the way people think about healthcare. So it’s never been easier to search and find health content online. Yet that same content can be incorrect, promotional, contradictory, or overly complex. More importantly, what should doctors, hospitals, insurers, and healthcare companies do to improve the state of healthcare content online?

Infographic: Why content marketing is a must for your small business

PR Daily

Content marketing is a potentially powerful tool—especially for small businesses without robust advertising budgets. Of course, content marketing can be a massive waste of time, resources and energy, but according to this infographic from Muffin Marketing , it can “drive traffic to your website for years to come.”. If you shuffle out materials laden with lousy writing, poor graphics and irrelevant subject matter, your brand profile will suffer.

16 content marketing resolutions for 2016

PR Daily

As PR pros, we should consider making a few to guide our content marketing efforts in 2016. Produce higher quality content. Bad content. is the nemesis of content marketing. We need to produce high quality content to capture our audience, otherwise we will lose them in an increasingly cluttered media space—especially with recent updates to Google algorithms and the rise in ad blockers. Use mobile responsive email marketing.

Basic, Advanced and Bridge Building: Boldness in Content Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

A new survey of 2,400 B2B marketers suggests content marketing is the top priority this year – and by a wide margin. According to Marketing Charts , 37% of the respondents cited content marketing as the most important initiative. While that percentage is a plurality, the next highest priority, brand building, trailed with 24% of the votes. And that’s the theme for this week’s Unscripted Marketing links [UML].

Infographic: 21 writing tips to add juice to your content

PR Daily

Brand managers keep churning out content seeking better SEO and more sales leads, but lackluster efforts will produce meager results. Your blog serves a crucial purpose for your organization. Long-form writing about your industry and product offerings helps search engines rank you higher on their results pages, and regular updates help consumers make purchase decisions and develop a relationship with your brand.

12 Months of Content Marketing

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Generating a stream of interesting and engaging ways to reach your audience through content marketing can be a pain. as an offer, use this month to brainstorm the kinds of content — like an ebook, whitepaper, special report or discount — that people will gladly trade their email to get. February: Strategize Your Blog Content for the Future. A lot of businesses come up with blog topics in the moment rather than planning in advance.

Report: More than half of content marketers publish daily

PR Daily

Content is king, and many brand managers are vying for its crown. TheManifest.com surveyed more than 500 digital marketers and revealed that more than half (53 percent) of organizations dedicate time and money to content marketing. TheManifest.com reported : “Even 10 years ago, content marketing was seen as a new buzzword,” said Lauren Fairbanks, partner and CEO of S&G Content Marketing. What type of content does best?