Content Marketers: Stop Selling + Start Listening

It’s no easy task to come up with content that people actually want to read, especially since content is one area where quality always prevails over quantity. With consumers being inundated with massive amounts of content daily how can you make yours stand out above the rest? Taking the time to listen to your customers will help you create content that resonates with them. While 26% of marketers are using customer feedback to dictate content

Here’s How to Optimize Your Blog for Content Marketing

No matter what kind of content you’re creating, your blog should be the central hub for all things content marketing. But how do you make sure that central nervous system is set up for success? Luckily, there are some simple tweaks that will amplify distribution and ensure that your followers know exactly what they’re supposed to do next. It’s safe to say today that people like pictures. In fact, an article with images is over 2x

How to Score the Winning Goal in the E-Commerce Game

While in the World Cup there can only one winner, many companies can experience success in the game of e-Commerce. There are proven tactics that have helped retailers score. Baynote shows you how to field the best players and a create a dynamic game plan so that your e-Commerce business can bring home a win. Before the season starts, teams must first invest in the top players. When it comes to e-Commerce 5 out of

How the Connected Enterprise Will Create a $47B Identity Security Market

In the last year, the average data breach cost companies a total of $3.5M, which is 15% more than the previous year. As a result, CIOs are searching for ways to keep their corporate data protected while minimizing productivity loss for employees. Ping Identity presents the facts about the identity security market and offers solutions for how companies can enable secure access in the infographic below. Data breaches have a hugely negatively effect on customer

You Spend 83 Days a Year Emailing

The average salesperson logs over 2,000 hours per year on business communication, mostly on role-specific tasks (39%) and reading/answering emails (28%). While it would seem that social media is becoming the most popular mode of communication, as 72% of companies are now using social media in some form, email is still the top preference among businesses around the world. According to the McKinsey Global Institute Report, 87 billion emails are drafted each day. Of Americans

Will Your Branded Content Idea Work? 5 Ways to Know

Branded content is not one size fits all. What works for one brand may not work for all, and it’s good to know if your content idea is likely to work before you pour resources into executing it. Column Five has come up with 5 questions you can ask yourself and your team to see if your brilliant ideas will translate from the meeting room to your target audience and ultimately, success for your brand. The first thing