For many B2B marketing communications teams, content marketing is in the “majority” phase of adoption. However, some B2B marketers question its effectiveness at driving leads and revenue. Here are five considerations aimed at creating more relevant content. Learn more…

B2B marcom and sales alignment has the potential to drive more qualified sales opportunities (QSOs). The trouble with content marketing is that it often produces more content than qualified sales leads, leaving the sales organization befuddled with the intent of content marketing. Learn more…

Content marketing could be the nexus of sales and marketing. I often hear sales reps complain that what marcom creates doesn’t quite fit the need. Then along comes content marketing, with a specific goal—to provide content that nurtures and helps convert prospects in the sales funnel. Without input from sales, isn’t marcom creating one-size-fits-all B2B content? Learn more…

What should B2B marcom professionals be doing with their content marketing strategies, plans and tactics to be more successful? The B2B Content2Conversion conference discussed numerous ways B2B marketers can better leverage content to drive revenue. Here’s a summary of key issues B2B marcom face and how they can overcome them. Learn more…

For B2B marcom, LinkedIn groups can be a good source of leads as part of the B2B marketing communications mix and content marketing strategy. This post provides tips for resource-constrained B2B marcom teams on how to determine if a group is worth your time. Learn more…

Are you one of the 87 percent of B2B marketers who aren’t capitalizing on SlideShare to generate leads and boost search results? A BtoB Magazine survey shows that 80 percent of B2B marketers use LinkedIn, yet the same survey indicates that only 13 percent of B2B marketers use SlideShare, despite the fact that LinkedIn acquired SlideShare in May of 2012. B2B marcom professionals are missing an opportunity to quickly and easily drive search results and leads by leveraging their existing content in SlideShare. Learn more…

B2B integrated marketing communications… there’s never been a more critical time for the practice of B2B integrated marcom than now. With social media becoming a more prevalent in the B2B marcom mix, a lack of integration of messaging can reduce the effectiveness of your marcom programs. This post takes a look at a few techniques that can improve integration and the effectiveness of your B2B marketing communications. Learn more…

B2B mobile and B2B mobile marketing… what exactly do B2B marketers mean? From a B2B marketing communications perspective, B2B mobile is more than a tactic. It’s a strategy that represents a shift in perspective for B2B marcom professionals from the desktop to the mobile device. Read how mobile will change the way B2B marketers reach their target markets and how B2B marketers are leveraging mobile to generate and nurture leads. Learn more…

When should you curate content and why is explored from a B2B integrated marketing communications perspective. Learn how content curation works, and get additional content curation resources from thought leaders in B2B content marketing. Learn More

Whether you’re a B2B marcom manager who’s taking on social media as a grass roots effort (you and one or two colleagues) or you’ve enlisted a team, content creation can be daunting, even meeting the bare minimum frequency. Like many B2B marcom managers who are beginning a social media program, you and your already burdened staff are responsible for creating most of the content in addition to your day jobs. Before you read any further, make sure you have a content marketing plan and a conversation calendar in place. Then get ready to develop your B2B social media workflow.
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