Scaling marketing revenue

Traditionally, marketing’s job was to promote your company’s brand and to generate leads for your sales force to follow-up on. Today, its role is much more complex. The marketing department must single-handedly attract, educate and nurture prospects – and make a measurable impact on your company’s revenue. But how can you grow the marketing function…

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Stay top-of-mind in the buying process

To keep your company top of mind, you must communicate with your prospects on a regular basis. But the average business person is bombarded by hundreds of messages per day, making it a challenging task for even the most seasoned marketers. The secret There’s a secret to ensure that your brand captures a top spot…

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Content-marketing-framework-buying-experience

Most business-to-business buying processes are complex and involve multiple individuals. They invest many hours researching potential solutions to their challenges, developing requirements and vetting potential vendors. By acting as a trusted source of knowledge and advice, savvy marketers can generate more qualified sales leads, accelerate the buying process and win more business. According to a…

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Content Allergy

How to speak that engineer marketing language The first rule of marketing is know your audience. Find out what they want. Connect with them and show them how you will solve their problem like no one else. Reach your audience on a personal level. Get in their head. Yet, for right-brained marketing creatives, getting inside…

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Blueprint Content Strategy

Who in their right mind would build a house without a blueprint? You need a detailed blueprint to convert the piles of building materials on your empty lot into a beautiful, finished home. If you try to build it on your own, without a blueprint, you’ll end up with a haphazard structure that will probably…

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RunawayTrain

Today, if you’re not yet on board the content marketing train, you may get run over. It’s that simple. Your customers have changed and you need to adapt the way you’re marketing. If you continue to use the same old ways to communicate with them, you’ll be left in the dust. Today’s B2B customers tend…

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Stop Burning Cash

Would you stack bagfuls of cash into a crude pyramid, and then set it on fire? Of course not! That would be stupid, and you’re not stupid, so you’re not going to ignore inefficiencies in your content marketing initiative, are you? Here are five areas that are especially problematic: 1. You’re producing content, but it’s…

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Grab Audience's Attention

In the classic Spanish novel The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, a nobleman becomes so enamored with stories of brave knights and ladies fair that his perception of reality becomes warped. At one point, he attacks windmills, convinced that he must bravely vanquish these “ferocious giants.” All too…

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Survey Cover

A documented strategy is a must if you want to be successful with content marketing. That’s the conclusion of the first-ever Milwaukee Area B2B Content Marketing survey, conducted by Cultivate. The majority of the marketing managers who responded to this new survey (68%) don’t have one and that limits their ability to be effective with…

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Tame The Content Approval Monster

Lurking in the corner of your office is an unseen threat to the success of your content marketing efforts. It’s the approval monster and his favorite activity is not to dismember, devour and destroy, but rather to plant his fat butt on top of your content, bringing your publishing process to a screeching halt. No…

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