How to Refocus on Your Audience for Better Content Marketing Results

Is your content audience-centric? “Of course it is!” Says the hypothetical person I just made up. “We do intensive research for all our content. We look at questions our audience is asking, we hit up SEMrush and BuzzSumo…our content is all about our audience!” Here’s the big question: Beyond learning about your brand, which will […]

Standing Out From the Crowd: Insights From 12 Industry Leaders

It’s time for B2B content marketers to stand out. You know it. I know it. We all know it.  But capturing attention in a crowded content room is hard to do, especially when content creation has seen the biggest uptick in spending among your fellow B2B content marketers. You can’t be subtle. You can’t be […]

Infographic: 5 Must Have Ingredients for a Great Content Marketing Strategy

If you’re still struggling with establishing your content marketing strategy for 2019, you’re not alone. Only 12% of respondents to a recent survey by the Content Marketing Institute felt successful at their current efforts to strategically manage content. What’s particularly striking about this is that the vast majority of organizations surveyed – 91% – used content marketing to […]

5 Examples of Remarkable Content Marketing in Action

Remarkable content marketing is able to inspire us to reach out and try for newfound levels of success, through powerful storytelling and the kind of compelling and relevant information that provides best-answer results. Here are five recent examples of how this kind of remarkable content marketing wins minds, hearts, and wallets — utilizing tactics that […]

When & Why Net-New Content Creation Makes Sense—And When It Doesn’t

1996: The year content was named “king” in a burgeoning digital world. 2001: The year “content marketing” was officially coined and the modern content revolution began. 130 trillion and counting: The number of webpages currently indexed by Google. One zillion infinities: The number of pieces of content you stand to create during your B2B content […]

The Experience Factor: It’s Time for Content Marketers to ‘Flip the Switch’

I’d love to tell you everything. But in the spirit of brevity and relevance, I’ll cut to the moment it all clicked. While enjoying a lovely dinner with an old family friend last week, he relayed his version of a classic Maya Angelou quote to me: “You know, you meet so many people throughout your […]

Content Marketing Fitness: Are You Ready to Integrate, Optimize and Activate?

I’ve always thought of content marketing as a fast paced, agile and high energy approach to engaging the modern buyer. So why does so much of the B2B content marketing that’s out there feel sluggish, low energy and bloated? eMarketer recently reported that B2B decision makers’ top issues with marketing content reveal that marketers are […]

Everything Old Is New Again: Why & How to Refresh B2B Content

Content creation—it’s the linchpin of our B2B content marketing strategies. And 56% of B2B content marketers have upped their investment in content creation over the past year—more than any other spending area. Without a steady cadence of fresh, quality content we can’t proactively adapt to our audience’s changing needs nor consistently reach, inform, engage, entertain, […]

Want to Prove Content Marketing ROI? You Need an Actionable Marketing Dashboard

Content marketers are believers. We believe our content brings real value to our prospects, clients, and partners. We believe our content is essential for driving demand. And we believe that content marketing is essential for bolstering our company’s bottom line. However, we’re also realistic; as it’s often said: Seeing is believing. So, we need to […]

Carlos Abler of 3M Asks B2BMX Attendees: Can Marketing Save the World?

For many B2B marketers, it can be so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day tactics of marketing to where we don’t take the time to pause and ask ourselves: Can marketing save the world? To help us answer that question, Carlos Abler, Leader of Content Marketing & Strategy at 3M took the stage […]