Previously, our blog outlined how and why content marketing is so effective in generating leads. This blog will focus more on the nitty-gritty of making targeted content and how best to use it for marketing, especially when looking at B2B lead generation. The type of content you choose to publish can have a great effect on how quickly you generate leads, or if it will generate any at all. It is important to release content that is attractive and entertaining, as the larger your audience, the greater your chances of lead conversion. But not all content is created equal, especially considering the vast variety of online information available to the world at large. So how do we determine which type of content is best for our business, and how do we use it effectively?
The effectiveness of content marketing is widely known. 93% of business-to-business (B2B) marketers agree that it’s responsible for generating more leads than traditional marketing tactics.
However, proper content marketing is about more than just writing a great article and putting it onto your website. Yes, the essential foundation for successful content marketing is indeed well-thought-out and executed copy. However, if this copy is not seen by those people who will buy it won’t make a difference. This is why it is crucial to use lead generation tactics in conjunction with content marketing.
The day that companies have been hearing about for years has finally arrived – the time when connected devices have gone from visionary fantasy to market place.
Though far from ubiquitous, the Internet of Things (IoT) has clearly joined mainstream, and with consumers widely embracing everything from connected lighting products to intelligent cars, the market is forecast to reach $457 billion by 2020
“The shift to smart products and devices will transform marketing in many ways; one of the biggest impacts will be on content, everything from how pieces are distributed to what is consumed.”
There are four things that marketers should keep in mind about connected devices when developing their content strategy:
If someone saw your content on a different channel, or without your logo attached, would they know that it came from your brand? Without careful planning, you could end up with content produced in a jumbled assortment of tones and voices which may not use language consistently or provide a clear and consistent image of your brand.
More common in larger organizations and often exacerbated by external entities like agencies and freelancers, an inconsistent brand experience can nevertheless be a problem for businesses of all size.
Though some might think a brand that sounds human is more important than one with a consistent tone, a brand voice isn’t necessarily about sounding non-human: it just means creating a voice that is consistent, and positioning your organization as an authoritative and easily recognizable source of information for your area of expertise.