It’s puzzling to me that B2B Marketers will often deploy a plethora of campaigns and produce an endless stream of content or social media updates without the very basic minimum, well-produced content library that every prospect is seeking when researching their next partner, product, provider, or service. The base of your content must directly feed your buyers’ journey. If you don’t… and your competitors do… you’re going to miss your opportunity to establish your business
As part of an overall search strategy, we used to have companies focus on recent, frequent, and relevant content driven by keywords that could increase organic ranking and conversions. Writing numerous short articles is one of those bits of advice that we’ve abandoned in recent years. There are a few reasons why: Deep content – search engines rank by the popularity of the content, period. Popularity is based on quality, and so it’s not a
There’s plenty of articles out there already on how terrible most content is. And there are millions of articles on how to write great content. However, I don’t believe either type of article is especially helpful. I believe the root of poor content that doesn’t perform is just one factor – poor research. Poorly researching the topic, the audience, the goals, the competition, etc. is resulting in terrible content that lacks the elements necessary to
Most of the companies who come to us for social media assistance look at social media as a publishing and acquisition channel, severely limiting their ability to grow their brand’s awareness, authority, and conversions online. There’s so much more to social media, including listening to your customers and competitors, expanding your network, and growing the authority your people and brand have online. If you limit yourself to just publishing and expecting a sale here and
With a decade of helping companies grow their businesses online, we’ve solidified the processes that ensure success. More often than not, we find that companies struggle with their digital marketing because they attempt to jump directly into execution rather than taking the necessary steps. Digital Marketing Transformation Marketing transformation is synonymous with digital transformation. In a Data Study from PointSource – Executing Digital Transformation – data collected from 300 decision-makers in Marketing, IT, and Operations points
You’ve heard the saying everywhere, Content is King. I don’t believe that’s changed, nor do I believe it ever will. Whether it’s companies writing about their products and services, earned media outlets writing about them, shared media outlets sharing them, paid media outlets promoting them… it’s content that drives influence, authority, and purchase decisions. The problem comes when everyone is under the belief that their content is king. Let’s be honest, most content is terrible.
A good friend of mine for many years is Steve Woodruff, a self-proclaimed (and very talented) Clarity Consultant, continues to share some rather ridiculous marketing-speak amongst websites and social media profiles. He shared his all-time favorite with me from a couple of years ago: We have pioneered a new model for sustainable, consumer-driven growth based on principles of complex adaptive systems. This is a new premise for strategy for a world undergoing deep structural change:
Last night, I attended an event put on by PactSafe. PactSafe is a cloud-based electronic contracting platform and clickwrap API for Saas and eCommerce. It’s one of those SaaS platforms where I met the founder while he was just ramping up and now Brian’s vision is now a reality – so exciting. The speaker at the event was Scott McCorkle of Salesforce fame where he was CEO of the Salesforce Marketing Cloud. I had the