B2B marketers are facing the biggest driver of change since the arrival of inbound marketing: the transformation caused by Account-Based Marketing (ABM). For those who may not know the term, the general principle of ABM is, to loosely quote ad giant David Ogilvy, no longer counting the people you reach, but instead, reaching the people who count.Continue reading
Have you forgotten what thought leadership is truly about?
Public service announcement: this serves as a gentle reminder for why you set about adopting thought leadership in the first place.
If you work in a B2B company and haven’t yet implemented a content marketing strategy with a thought leadership undertone, then you are way behind. While not a novel concept (it came to a head around eight years ago), not all B2B companies have adopted the approach. On the other hand, some have been doing it for years.
For old time’s sake, let’s revisit the definition of thought leadership:Continue reading
Copywriting tips for politically correct content
With the globalized world becoming more aware of the sensitivities of diverse cultures and lifestyles, this guide provides tips, red flags, and resources to ensure your words don’t offend others. Specifically, this guide touches on gender, race and sexual orientation.Continue reading
How to be a stellar technical content writer
Technical content writing is not for the faint-hearted. You need to be prepared for a wild adventure, step into the unknown and embrace a broad approach. What makes a good technical content writer and how can you ensure that your content is maximizing your return on investment?Continue reading
Content is king – but only in the right place at the right time
With a six times higher conversion rate than other methods, it’s no wonder that more and more companies are integrating content marketing into their marketing strategy.
Whether it’s a company targeting cement plant owners in the Middle East or another launching a new seed brand in Eastern Europe, many B2B companies use content to engage their audiences.
So, we know that content marketing works, but how do you decide what content works best – and when?Continue reading
Words to watch out for – if English isn’t your native business language
cylindr’s home market is Scandinavia. And, while the Scandis (thanks to one of my colleagues last week for proving to me that the word “Scandi” has become mainstream these days) are known for being well-versed in the English language, there are still a few common errors that squeeze through the cracks in the world of business.Continue reading
Engineering speak meets marketing magic
The bridge between product development and bringing a product to market can be a tricky one to cross. Without due care, the hard work of engineers can be lost in a sea of marketing messages. Technology expert Mogens Abel-Bache shared some insights with me into how marketers can help tech companies get their products into the hands of the people it’s designed to serve.Continue reading
6 ways to strengthen your content marketing in 2019
It’s nearing the end of February and that new year resolution to get fit is starting to fizzle. But the year is still young and it’s not too late to start planning your next content marketing move. Here are six handy tips to help flex your content marketing muscles.Continue reading
What does content marketing have to do with quantum physics?
Early this morning, I watched a YouTube video where five physicists attempted to explain the key concepts of quantum physics to a well-educated, yet largely non-physicist audience. The group had roughly an hour to get their messages across and were, of course, keeping it simple – it’s just that ‘simple’ and quantum physics don’t tend to go together.
Comparing content marketing to quantum physics might be a bit of a stretch, but if you’ve got the attention of management or the sales department for just an hour, communicating its workings and benefits can be no less difficult. How do you cut to the chase and get the organization on board as quickly and convincingly as possible?Continue reading
What human connections do for marketing
For today’s B2B brands, there is a key element to help you forge strong connections with your customers. Humans.Continue reading