The Strategies That Are Killing Your Content Marketing #CONEX

Yesterday I shared about how much I learned about building ABM strategies at CONEX, a conference in Toronto with Uberflip. Today, they pulled out all of the stops by bringing in every marketing superstar the industry had to offer – Jay Baer, Ann Handley, Marcus Sheridan, Tamsen Webster, and Scott Stratten to name a few. However, the vibe wasn’t your typical content how-to’s and tips. It’s just my opinion, but the discussion today was much

3 Lessons Content Marketers Should Learn from Retail

Erin Sparks runs Edge of the Web radio, the podcast we sponsor and participate in every week. Erin and I have become good friends over the years and had an amazing discussion this week. I was discussing an upcoming ebook that I had written for Meltwater that will be published soon. In the ebook, I go into great detail about the challenge of developing a content marketing strategy and measuring its results. One idea that’s

The Current State of B2B Marketing Automation

Revenues for B2B marketing automation systems increased 60% to $1.2 Billion in 2014, compared to a 50% increase the year before. In the last 5 years, the industry has grown 11-fold as corporations continue to find value in the key features that marketing automation has to offer. As the industry rapidly matures, the foundations of a great marketing automation platform are pretty much agreed upon and best practices for marketing automation implementation also continue to

14 Different Terms Used Across Marketing Automation Platforms

I’m not sure why marketers always feel compelled to make up their own terminology for virtually everything… but we do. Even though marketing automation platforms have fairly consistent features, each of the most popular marketing automation providers call each feature something different. If you’re evaluating platforms, this could get pretty confusing as you look to the features of one over the other when in honesty, all the same features are present. Sometimes, it sounds like