Content marketing works best when you get the right content to the right people at the right accounts at the right time and in the right format. So when you pair account-based marketing, which is all about micro-segmenting your market for relevant messaging, with content marketing, you have a winning duo.
Now your goal is to turn one-size-fits-all content into information that speaks directly to an industry, organization, or a role. To fuel an account-based marketing program with customized content, however, may seem like a mammoth task. Find out the steps you can take to move toward that goal.
You cannot expect results from content marketing overnight. But what is reasonable? In this article you’ll find some guidelines against which you can gauge your success and some tips on how to speed up your results.
As a technology marketer targeting CIOs, you’re likely aware that roadblocks stand in the way of communicating with them. Despite the challenge, your sales and leadership team continually ask you to produce qualified leads. Naturally, you wonder, “How can I break through the protective barriers around CIOs to promote our solution?”
Here’s some food for thought.
If you’re like many B2B companies, your personas bear a heavy imprint from those who speak the loudest and with the greatest self-assurance within your organization. There’s nothing from those who really know what’s going on—your customers (and even prospects who walked away). Instead of helping you, they act as imposters who lead your content strategy astray. If you let them guide the way, you likely will fail to create content that attracts buyers and directs them step by step through the buying journey.
Case studies are bursting with promise for use in B2B lead generation and sales. I contend, however, that only a minority achieve their full potential. Why? Most are mind-numbingly dull. This article details where marketers are going wrong with case studies and how, instead, to write stories that engage and persuade.