Opinions, best practices and research into B2B marketing strategy and practices

How NOT to implement B2B content marketing – lessons from the field

I was recently privileged to hear marketing whizz-kid Thomas Webster talking about a project he had been brought in to advise upon for a knowledge-intensive B2B manufacturer. The project’s goal was to bring the company closer to its customers using content marketing. A Voice of Industry (arms-length content marketing) site had been set up, a budget allocated and the project was nearing the end of its first year of operation. But things weren’t going as well as the company had hoped. So Thomas and his team were asked to consult on ways to make the project work more effectively. Continue reading

Content production? Danish companies have got it right.

With content marketing exploding onto the scene of mainstream B2B marketing in 2012, marketers everywhere are scrambling to re-adjust marketing plans to reap the benefits of more comprehensive content strategy and content production. But, while strategic planning, in itself, isn’t an easy task for many companies trying to adjust to changes in B2B buyer behavior, apparently it’s content production that presents the biggest challenge to executing content strategy. Continue reading