Many marketers believe that both the strategies of gaining more customers, increasing market penetration or customer acquisition, and selling more to existing customers, retention or loyalty strategy, are equally good. However, the loyalty strategy is often the chosen route due to the cost of acquiring new customers.Continue reading
What is a copywriter and do you need one?
When I tell people I work as a copywriter, I’m usually faced with a blank look or a slight nod of the head, followed by the question, “So what do you do?” Truth be told, I didn’t even know what a copywriter was when I applied for the job! What I’ve learnt is that we are a special breed, not everyone is good at it and that I’ve developed a skill for life.
I delve into the nooks and crannies of what a copywriter is – you can decide whether this is a skillset you would like to get a hold of.Continue reading
How to use LinkedIn when events are cancelled
This is the final blog post in a three-part series covering B2B marketing and LinkedIn. In this post, I take a look at how LinkedIn can be used for lead generation at any stage in the buyer journey in the case of events being cancelled.Continue reading
How to interpret your LinkedIn company page analytics
There is no doubt that LinkedIn is the most successful social media channel for B2B marketing. Whether it’s used for content marketing, recruitment or account-based marketing, the opportunities stretch far and wide.
In this three-part blog series, I will cover how to make the most of your LinkedIn company page analytics, best practices for distributing content on LinkedIn and how to use LinkedIn when B2B events or shows are cancelled. This blog post is the first of three and delves deep into LinkedIn analytics.Continue reading
The 7 steps to improving your digital B2B experience
In the midst of uncertain times, growing numbers of B2B companies are amping up their digital content strategies and seeing positive results. What is the ultimate digital B2B buyer experience and how can you achieve it?Continue reading
How to win B2B market share in tough times
They say that, when times get tough, the tough get going. And that’s probably why, in a time where many companies have reduced or even stopped spending on marketing efforts for fear of COVID-19’s impact, we’re seeing a growing number of companies turning the current situation to their advantage.
Right now, companies are in a battle for market share and, in some cases, survival. Some, however, fight smarter than others.
Watching our clients around the globe during the past month, we have noticed three different ways people are reacting to these tough times:Continue reading
Power up your content marketing strategy with white papers
The mention of a ‘white paper’ is likely to send shivers down the spine of any marketing manager today. And it’s no surprise, because the work it takes to produce a good white paper should not be underestimated.
But it’s worth it! Here, I’m going to look at some of the key reasons you should start planning your white papers now!Continue reading
Why a content hub is the core of an ABM strategy
As writers, we have all experienced that moment when we think to ourselves, why the heck am I writing this if no one is going to read it? And if your marketing department has been focused on content for basic demand generation, then your marketers have probably experienced that same thing. They’ve put a lot of time and energy into creating content with the hope of turning MQLs into SQLs, but unless the right people are finding it, all of that work goes down the drain.Continue reading
ABM is nothing new – or is it?
Since starting down the ABM track ourselves, we’ve presented the concept and workings of ABM to top management and sales and marketing leaders on many occasions. One comment we often hear early in our presentations, usually from salespeople, goes something like this: “In many ways, we’ve been doing ABM since forever. We just didn’t call it ABM.” And they’re right – in many ways.Continue reading
cylindr’s top 10 blog posts of 2019
As 2020 blows full speed ahead, we wanted to take a moment to appreciate some of the finer things in life from 2019—like all the super helpful, astute blog posts we produced.Continue reading