Aberdeen’s Content Marketing survey revealed that while 95% of marketers are using or considering using a content marketing strategy, there are some distinct differences between those using content well and those just using content. The Best-in-Class are not only creating content at volume, they are taking a much more data-driven approach to their content marketing strategy — and it’s paying off. Find out how.
More and more, Open Source presents not only a cost alternative, but instead an innovation alternative, to proprietary enterprise software products. This paper compares the total cost of ownership of the Open Source Social Publishing Drupal solution to various proprietary Content Management systems.
Storytelling has long been a staple of good brand marketing. But the concept has taken on more urgency in the digital space, where brands now have the power to engage directly with their customers through web and mobile channels.
The mandate for more sophisticated brand content has introduced a new set of challenges for online retailers—namely, how to integrate traditionally separate marketing and commerce operations to deliver a unified experience to shoppers.
Content is king. But as the line between publishers and brands are blurring, all brands are finding themselves in both the content and the commerce games. And customers expect this.
As Alexis Maybank, founder of Gilt Groupe described it, “If I go into a restoration hardware store, for instance, I understand they’re selling that product, but I’m not just interested in seeing rows of lamps on shelves. I want to be shown how to set up a room and create a look. That’s what I’m craving: the ability to see a product, understand how to use it, and be given the tips and tools to imagine how that might change my interior.”
Consumers are very savvy today, and being able to attract and build a relationship with the consumer is key to brand success.This eBook will help you understand how to think like a publisher and turn your commerce site into a content machine.
The Issue: The Content and Commerce Divide
Commerce and digital marketing teams tell a familiar story. The commerce team launches an online store on a commerce platform. Commerce and IT focus on the platform and evolve it as the online business grows—focusing on basics such as PCI compliance and product information and expand-ing to more complex integrations. Now they want to add content, such as reviews and engaging media, that will inform and guide shoppers.
Meanwhile, the digital marketing team regards the online store as a missed branding and engagement opportunity and tries to jump in and contribute only to find that the system can’t meet their needs. So marketing goes outside to a digital agency, pays for a separate microsite, and takes their creative production needs elsewhere. And thus a classic divide is formed.
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Published By: Acrolinx
Published Date: Apr 01, 2015
Content marketing is one of the highest priorities for today’s marketers, with growth rates for content development and distribution skyrocketing. According to the Content Marketing Institute, for example, 70 percent of marketers are investing more in content marketing than ever before. A recent research report from global market intelligence firm IDC further underscores the point, noting that “building out content marketing as an organizational competency” is one of CMOs’ most important initiatives, second only to measuring ROI. Read this white paper to learn more about the Global Content Impact Index.
You'll improve your marketing results when you target your messaging to segments, rather than blasting the same campaign out to all your prospects. Learn how to segment your prospects into groups with shared needs and concerns.
Webinars have much in common with real-world events and can deliver a similar quality of leads, at a lower cost per lead. Producing a webinar provides its own set of unique challenges, but with strategic planning, a project approach, and attentive execution, you’ll find yourself creating thoroughly professional webinars.
From Facebook and Twitter to blogs and videos, social media has become part and parcel of modern marketing efforts. However, convincing the C-suite to spend resources on social media can be a tough task for marketing trailblazers. Some executives have yet to be convinced that social media is a worthy marketing strategy; some wonder if it’s not just the latest black hole for marketing dollars. A marketer’s best course of action is managing social efforts to generate demonstrable return on investment. In this whitepaper, we’ll cover five best practices to help you do just that.
Over the last 12 years, a massive amount of material has been written about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Much of this material remains applicable today; However, there are a growing amount of out-dated tactics still being touted as best practices (exact match domain names, keyword density targets, exact anchor text, and so on). In this eBook, you’ll learn the current best practices in SEO that companies of all sizes can use to increase site visibility, increase traffic, and most importantly, improve conversion rates.
Content drives business, and at any given moment buyers are searching for information that will inform them, educate them, or help them solve a problem. Marketing content needs to speak to the needs of your prospects and customers while being geared to targeted points in your sales process. This guide gives you the top seven characteristics - and also gives you the seven best practices for developing content that resonates with your target audience, no matter where they are in the buying cycle.
New customer acquisition is the lifeblood of many businesses, but it can be costly. Comprehensive lead management strategies have been developed to maximize lead value and bring order and efficiency to the top of the marketing funnel. Such strategies emphasize quality, precision, and the increased probability of conversion. When well-executed, lead management strategies can produce significant savings, reduce time spent in the funnel, and bring sales and marketing into closer concert.
Your website can be your best source for more, and better, leads. Learn 7 proven lead generation tactics you can use to make the most of your website’s potential. See also the surprising results of a real-world landing page testing scenario.
It’s all about the leads. It’s true. B2B marketers spend their day focused on generating enough of them to fill their sales funnel. But that’s not always an easy task. So how do today’s marketers fill the funnel? They use content marketing. Learn essential ways to use content to generate top-of-funnel leads.
42% of marketers cite the lack of a content marketing strategy as their main challenge to achieving content marketing success (Ascend2 research). Our eBook will give you six best practices to develop and deploy a content marketing strategy that drives results.
42% of marketers cite the lack of a content marketing strategy as their main challenge to achieving content marketing success (Ascend2 research). While many marketers are using content marketing, an effective content marketing strategy doesn’t create itself. It requires careful planning and focused execution. So how do you get started? Our eBook will give you six best practices to develop and deploy a content marketing strategy that drives results.
Happy, engaged, and loyal customers lead to a strong business - and more opportunities for growth. Keeping track of customer engagement will set your company up for long-term success. Marketing automation can help you uncover the story of how your customer interacts digitally with your brand, your content, and the people in your company, throughout the entire lifecycle. Our 8-step guide will walk you through the steps needed to build quality, lasting relationships with your customers.
Landing pages are the foundation that supports successful inbound marketing campaigns. Once you’ve done all the work of attracting visitors to your site, they’re the key to making the connection – and getting the conversion.