Why Personalisation Is the Future of B2C Content Marketing

Long gone are the days when traditional forms of advertising – TV and radio commercials, newspaper ads, cold calls, etc. – were enough to satisfy consumers’ demands for company and product information. Today, your customers want to be engaged and even entertained as they embark upon the buyer’s journey from product discovery through to purchase – a journey that now takes place primarily online.

However, what’s engaging and entertaining for one customer may not be so for another – and that means that brands need to find ways and means to connect with their customers on an individual level.

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Categories: Blogging / Vlogging, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Website
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Beyond the Blog: Why Content Marketing Is Much More than Just Blogging

Content marketing. It’s become the marketer’s weapon of choice over the past few years. 86% of B2C organisations now use content marketing, according to the latest figures from the Content Marketing Institute, as do a massive 91% of B2B organisations.

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Why are so many companies committed to content marketing?

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Categories: B2B Content Marketing, Blogging / Vlogging, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Marketing, SEO, Social Media
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How to Market to Millennials

As one of the largest living generations in the world, millennials – defined as being born between 1981 and 1997 – are now well into adulthood. They have money to spend, and make up an extremely large percentage of the global consumer base. As such, companies all over the world need a robust millennial marketing strategy to target them – but it’s important to understand that millennials are an entirely different breed to the generation Xers and baby boomers that came before them.

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Categories: B2B Content Marketing, Blogging / Vlogging, Branding, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Marketing, Social Media
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Why Content is Still King of Today’s Marketing Initiatives

The phrase “Content is king” may have turned into something of a cliché, but clichés become clichés for a reason – they speak a fundamental truth.

In the past, content marketing was a tactic deployed only by the most forward-thinking companies, who understood early on that they could set themselves apart from competitors by providing audiences with insightful, entertaining and relevant content that added value to the overall brand.

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Categories: B2B Content Marketing, Blogging / Vlogging, Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing, SEO, Social Media
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What Marketing Really Is, and Why Every Company Needs It

At the heart of all successful businesses is strong and ongoing marketing.

Practically every aspect of your business absolutely depends on your ability to market your services and/or your products. You could be offering the best, most desirable, innovative and life-changing solutions or merchandise in your industry – but without marketing, none of your potential customers would have any clue that they exist at all.

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Categories: Digital Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Marketing, SEO, Social Media
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5 Tactics for Inbound Marketing Success

Today, traditional outbound marketing has fallen by the wayside – and for good reason. Who really likes a quiet evening at home being interrupted by cold calls from pushy sales people? And what about all those TV commercials in the middle of our favourite shows, or marketing emails that we never signed up for invading our inbox?

No. Many consumers have simply had enough of businesses forcing such marketing messages upon them – especially in such invasive and unsolicited terms.

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Categories: Digital Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Marketing
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6 Phases of an Effective B2B Content Marketing Strategy

Content marketing is fast becoming one of the most widely used marketing tactics in the B2B realm. Today, 88% of B2B organisations use content marketing – a practice defined by the Content Marketing Institute as “a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience – and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action.”

However, despite high adoption rates, it may (or may not) surprise you to learn that, according to the B2B Content Marketing 2016 report, only 30% of B2B marketers say their organisations are effective at content marketing – down from 38% in last year’s report.

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Categories: B2B Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Marketing
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