Wooing More Buyers and Reducing Waste Through Intelligent Content

Content marketing’s efficacy has been well documented, yielding 300% more leads at a 62% lower cost than traditional marketing, reports DemandMetric. No wonder sophisticated marketers have shifted their dollars to content, in a big way. The obstacle, however, is that a good chunk of that content (65%, in fact) is hard to find, poorly conceived or unappealing to its target audience. That’s a big problem. “You can have the best content in the world,” shared

How to Mix Up Your Content Marketing

I enjoyed this infographic from JBH and the story and imagery it produces as you think about content. 77% of marketers now utilize content marketing and 69% of brands create more content than they did a year ago. And just as everyone has a taste for their favorite cocktail, it’s important to remember that your audience is diverse – with many enjoying some types of content over others. To help you improve your content marketing

2015 State of Digital Marketing

We’re seeing quite a change when it comes to digital marketing and this infographic from Smart Insights breaks down the strategies and provides some data that speaks well to the change. From an agency standpoint, we’re watching as more and more agencies adopt a wider array of services. It’s been almost 6 years since I launched my agency, DK New Media, and I was advised by some of the best agency owners in the industry

Here’s Why People Hate Your Content

The web is undeniably a key resource of information for all audiences and it’s important to ensure it’s both effective and impactful in order for people and businesses to strive. The digital revolution is demanding. Websites need to be unique, relevant and fresh and content immediately needs to engage the reader. Content needs to be sharp, it needs to be compelling and it needs to be clear. It’s not about keeping up; it’s about leading

The 13 Most Popular B2B Content Marketing Tactics

This was an interesting infographic that I wanted to share from Wolfgang Jaegel. Not simply because it provides insight into what content marketing strategies are being deployed by B2B marketers, but because of the gap that I see in what content is being deployed versus what the impact of those strategies might be. In order of popularity, the list is social media, articles on your website, newsletters, blogs, in-person events, case studies, videos, articles on

Creating An Inbound Website For 2014

Every week on the Edge of the Web Radio podcast, Erin and I stress that the mistake that most companies have is that they believe their site is an online brochure rather than a living, breathing salesperson. When your site is producing great content that’s recent, frequent and relevant… you build momentum and help people to believe in you and your products or services. It’s also important to note that I don’t believe inbound is

Content Marketing Versus Advertising

Whenever I see a versus blog post or article that takes one marketing strategy and pits it against the other, I’m always concerned. In this case it’s a head to head between content marketing and advertising. While investments in content marketing may be accelerating and advertising may be flat or decreasing… it doesn’t mean that you should just take your budget and move it. In fact, content marketing with advertising is a great strategy. Content