There’s a seat for everyone at the Thought Leadership table, says Morten Floee Knudsen, Thought Leadership Content Manager at global engineering company FLSmidth. In a highly competitive market with discerning buyers, thought leadership is an important tool in the B2B marcomms toolset.
“People can be intimidated,” said Morten Floee
Knudsen, when I asked him about thought leadership as a marketing mechanism in heavy
“The idea of spending resources on creating or sharing inspiring, thought-provoking content that does not talk about your product and won’t sell products tomorrow can be a scary thought. But raising issues and debating broader industry challenges show that you care, that you take ownership of the market, and that you speak the same language as your customers.
Promoting your B2B brand, its products and services is an essential part of successfully marketing yourself. But it can be tricky to navigate the multiple media types and with a lot of marketing jargon flying around.
What is the difference between paid, earned, owned, shared media? And what is gated and non-gated content? Here is a quick overview of how you can use these four media types to enhance your content marketing strategy.
Public service announcement: this serves as
a gentle reminder for why you set about adopting thought leadership in the
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:
This year’s annual BBN owners’ conference offered a unique privilege to hear input from marketers working all over the world. At the conference, we shared our own reflections on the state of play of B2B marketing and what the future holds.
In Denmark, small- to medium-sized B2B companies are emerging as sustainability superheroes – supported by powerful storytelling. In a market where the Sustainable Development Goals are hot, how might your company use storytelling to gain a competitive edge and bolster partnerships?
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.
Shifting the perspective of your communications and taking on the role of an industry advocate can bring many benefits for your company. Offering customers valuable, objective advice on your industry can boost your credibility, website traffic, social media engagement – and give you better sales leads.
A blog can be many things. Fashion, food and lifestyle bloggers saturate the internet with millions of posts daily. But in B2B, do engineers have the same love affair with blogs?
Engineers from the Nordic countries may be wizards at turning innovative ideas into reality in everything from sustainable energy to medical devices. But on camera, some can come across a little, uh, uncomfortable. Here’s a quick (and yes, a little dirty) trick to bring the most wooden of engineer-on-video performances to life.
1500 hours of after-hours work. That’s what it took to complete my MBA. The only thing remaining now is graduation and the party! As valuable as the actual studies have been, in many ways, it’s all about the party. But more about that later.
Now all that hard work is over, I want to reflect on the journey. Why did I do it? Do those reasons hold up three years later? It’s probably too early to tell, but let me look into the crystal ball and see what the future may hold.
For others considering an MBA, this may help put some decision-making criteria into perspective. This is by no means a definitive list of what to think of if you’re considering an MBA when you’re well into your career. But I hope it does give some ideas to help make up your mind. Continue reading