Posts Tagged: content marketing

Delivering Content that Connects with Your Audience

Just because you wrote it, doesn't mean they'll read it. Follow these steps to be more relevant.

Content is an important tool to help engineers and industrial professionals make informed, educated decisions at all stages of the buying process. Research indicates that the average buying cycle is 12 weeks long, with the typical engineer involved in four projects per year. This means that purchasers and influencers are continuously conducting research and needs… Read more »

Tools of the Trade: Native Advertising

Online ad program underperforming? Overcome audience apathy with native advertising.

“The greatest danger to our future is apathy.” —Jane Goodall So, what is “Native Advertising?” In the simplest terms, native advertisements are paid placements within a content channel where the ad units mimic the style and tone of the surrounding content. So, if it’s a news outlet, the paid placement will look and read like… Read more »

How to Calculate a B2B Marketing Budget

Stop basing your marketing budget on guesswork. Start using goals and analysis.

If you came here looking for a rule-of-thumb recommendation for setting a B2B marketing budget based on revenue, that’s easy — you should budget between two to seven percent of your previous years’ sales. Feels a little arbitrary, right? That’s because it is. Alternatively, you could base your figure on what others are allocating for their B2B marketing budgets…. Read more »

What Is Content Curation and How Can B2Bs Benefit?

Have an aggressive content marketing mandate? Consider an approach involving content curation.

Content curation is a popular topic on the web. If you do a search, you’ll find that there are dozens of tools that can be used to pursue this activity, which helps speed up your content production, makes your content more relevant to your target audiences, and expands the reach of your content and brand…. Read more »

Marketing United: The State of Digital Marketing

A compilation of our favorite insights from Emma's Marketing United conference in Nashville.

From April 29 to May 1 this year, marketers from every industry gathered in Nashville, Tennessee to attend Marketing United, a conference hosted by email marketing innovator Emma. Conference sessions covered nearly every aspect of digital marketing — from SEO to branding — and included speakers from brands such as Warby Parker, Life Is Good, Garden… Read more »

Post-Industrial Content Marketing

Content marketing can learn from industrials as it seeks to balance quality and quantity.

In a recent interview with Contently, Seth Godin, the “godfather of modern marketing,” critiqued current trends in content marketing that emphasize quantitative approaches to content production and ROI measurements. Both of these issues are hot topics with content marketers, who are trying to figure out the quantity-quality balance while also developing methods for demonstrating the value… Read more »

Industrial Digital Marketing Roundup

The latest trends that could affect your digital marketing program.

It’s a new year and time to look at the newest trends in digital marketing for 2015! With every new year comes new projections and predictions about what the “hottest” and “niftiest” digital marketing trends are going to be, but with niche markets, such as industrial B2B (business to business), it’s not that easy to… Read more »

How Big Should Your B2B Marketing Budget Be?

The amount really depends on you, but here's what others are doing.

A big question that comes up in any discussion about marketing planning is, “How much should I be spending on marketing?” Of course, there’s the internal factor of how much your awesome marketing plan will cost to implement, but more often than not this question is about industry standards. In the industrial sector, there isn’t… Read more »