TopRank Marketing’s Top 10 B2B Content Marketing Trends & Predictions for 2019

It’s that time of year, B2B marketers. As the holiday seasons kicks into high gear and the countdown to a new year accelerates, we all find ourselves looking into our figurative crystal balls to gauge what the new year will bring, and how we’ll improve ourselves and our content marketing strategies, capitalize on opportunities, and […]

Flipping the B2B Marketing Script: 7 Brands That Talk to Consumers, Not Companies

“It feels like I’m talking to a wall.” This is the utterance you might hear from a person whose counterpart in a conversation is not particularly engaged. If you’ve been there, then you know it’s not a great feeling. But one of the biggest issues in B2B content marketing is actually the reverse: people tend […]

Next-Gen Lead Gen: How to Refine Your Marketing to Get More B2B Leads

A few days ago, I was watching a 2005 episode of Doctor Who with my nine-year-old. He saw a strange artifact in a character’s hand. “What’s that thing?” he asked. “An iPod,” I responded. “It’s like a smartphone, but it could only play music and had a black-and-white screen. No, no touchscreen. It held a […]

Step Right Up! 8 Content Promotion Showstoppers For 2019

Welcome to the fifth installment in our “Collective Wisdom” series of content marketing strategy articles. In this issue, we’ll dig into the multifaceted and sometimes daunting world of promoting content, featuring wisdom and examples from some of the world’s top digital marketers. Previously we’ve covered pre-planning for content marketing success, the art of crafting powerful […]

6 Steps for Making Delicious Meals Out of Your Content Marketing Leftovers

What’s the best part about Thanksgiving? Sorry, that was rhetorical. Clearly, there’s only one correct answer and that is: Devouring reimagined leftovers for days to come. Hot turkey sandwiches smothered in gravy. Fried stuffing bites drizzled with cranberry sauce. Turkey a la king. Turkey noodle soup. Turkey pot pie. Turkey … everything. Do I need […]

Tapping Key Takeaways from Recent Research on Fortune 500 Social Media Usage

Blogs are booming. Instagram interest is on the rise. Facebook is forever fashionable. And LinkedIn continues to lead the pack. These all reflect trends found among Fortune 500 companies on social media, according to recent research from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Center for Marketing Research. We scoured UMass Dartmouth’s research in search of key takeaways […]

How Data Insights Can Lead Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy

There’s little doubt among seasoned B2B content marketers that strategy is the key to success. In fact, according to the 2019 B2B Content Marketing Report produced by Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and MarketingProfs, the most successful content marketers (65%) are far more likely to have a documented strategy than their less successful peers (14%). The […]

Don’t Blink: 3 Often-Overlooked Practices for Highly-Effective Content Creation

Welcome to the fourth installment in our multi-part “Collective Wisdom” series of content marketing strategy articles. In this episode, we’ll take a look at the value of specific strategy practices that are sometimes overlooked or underutilized when it comes to creating strong content, featuring insight and examples from some of the world’s best digital marketers. […]

5 Content Marketing Shortcuts That Cost You in the Long Run

You know what they call a shortcut that actually saves time? The route. That was the wisdom my dad gave me the first time we went hiking together. Sometimes when you look at the map, it looks like there’s a better path. But the route is the route for a reason. Chasing a shortcut feels […]