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K’s Top Five for the Week – April 17

K’s Top Five for the Week – April 17

This week’s list of picks has some good tips for helping you make the most of your content marketing program. There’s tips on how to choose the right content for your business and how to keep that content in tip-top shape.

I’ve also got some posts on how to improve your B2B social media effort, and the impact some good stories can have on making your content more engaging. And last, but not least, there’s a post on how good data can make your marketing program shine.

Hope you enjoy this week’s picks!

 

How to Find the Right Type of Content for Your Business by @tpisello via @junta42 If you want to improve the performance of your content, it’s important to match it with both your goals and what your prospects expect. This post breaks down what types of content will work best for your business, and examples specific ...

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K’s Top Five for the Week – March 27

K’s Top Five for the Week – March 27

This week, my list of top five picks focuses on how to help you improve your content.

The first pick is a link to an excellent webinar which showcases how a B2B telecom company used content marketing strategy to dramatically improve their lead generation and lead nurturing campaign results.

Whether you need to identify more than one ideal customer profile, use more numbers in your writing, or simply make sure your content doesn’t get screwed up there’s some tips here to help you. And the post on improving your website is a nice little checklist you can hang right next to your computer.

Let me know what you think, and if you have some other great content to share leave it in the comments. Enjoy!

 

How Content Strategy is Transforming an Entire Marketing and Sales Organization via @b2bleadblog Ever have to run a campaign promoting a solution that could ...

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K’s Top Five for the Week – March 20

K’s Top Five for the Week – March 20

This week’s list of top five picks talks a lot about content. Let’s face it, content creation, curation, and management is a big part of B2B marketing these days. But to get results you have to do content right. And that’s what this week’s picks will help you do.

Match your content to your goals and to your customer’s interests. Make sure your content is giving fuel to your social media efforts, rather than killing them. And see what a practicing B2B marketing manager considers to be best practices.

Finally, content creation isn’t easy. It isn’t quick. And it absolutely can max out your resources. But that’s just one reason why you may need to call in some help. My last pick talks about some others.

Hope you find this week’s picks to be helpful and informative. Have a great week!

 

Does Your Marketing Content Match Your Goals by ...

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K’s Top Five for the Week – March 13

K’s Top Five for the Week – March 13

This week my top five picks focus on content marketing.

First there’s content creation. The first three picks show you how to properly prepare for content creation, how to write excellent copy, and how to create SMART emails.

But content creation is only part of the battle. You need to properly promote your content and have a good content marketing program to begin with. The last two picks focus on these two areas.

Enjoy!

Discovery Process: The Do-Not Neglect First Step to Creating Fabulous Content by @diannahuff via @Savvy_B2B As a content creator, you can never have too much information. Many times what we call writer’s block is actually lack of enough information. If you’ve ever found yourself feeling like you (or your writer) isn’t getting it, it might be because the best information isn’t always in a brief.

The Apple Guide to Copywriting Magic by @pushingsocial I normally ...

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K’s Top Five for the Week – March 6

K’s Top Five for the Week – March 6

This week’s top five list focuses on two elements of your marketing mix.

First, email marketing. It’s far from dead, but the results you get can change dramatically depending on your approach. This week’s first two picks show how email marketing is about more than the email and whether it’s considered to be interruption or welcome is all in the list.

The other three posts talk about content marketing. What to create. How far to explore it. And where the content creation opportunities lie.

Enjoy!

Email Marketing: Improve conversions with better landing pages via @MktgExperiments Do you think email marketing is just the email? Many things determine the success of an email campaign and the email is only one. Of course the quality of your list is a big one. And the other? The landing page the email points to. Check out this case study on how a team raised ...

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K’s Top Five for the Week – February 27

K’s Top Five for the Week – February 27

 

This week’s top five list features a post discussing an announcement from Google on changes to their algorithm to deal with the problem of high-ranking content farms.

The other four picks have some gems to help you with your content marketing program. Whether you’re looking to bust some myths, integrating social media, wondering about the importance of good design, or trying to figure out what’s going wrong (or right) with your content marketing program, there’s a post to help you out.

Enjoy!

Google Changes Algorithm to Punish Content Farms via @hubspot As someone who is a big advocate of creating good content, it was wonderful to hear about Google’s algorithm change to reduce the rank of content farms. Hubspot has a great post which summarizes what the changes can mean for you and your content marketing program.

The 3 Big Myths of B2B Content Marketing via @junta42 With over ...

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K’s Top Five for the Week – February 13

Hope your week was a good one! Mine was certainly busy. I attended a couple of excellent webinars that kind of reinvigorated me and gave me some food for thought.

This week my top five picks hit everything from mobile marketing to marketing mix to why your customers are avoiding you when you try to reach them.

Take a look and let me know which pick you like the best.

Essential Mobile Marketing Resources via @TopRank If you’ve been watching what’s happening with the convergence between marketing and smartphone usage, you know that mobile is big. Phones aren’t just for calls and texting anymore. Find out some great resources for keeping up with what’s happening in mobile.

5 Steps to Creating an Effective Content Mix via @junta42 With all of the demand to create “fresh” and “remarkable” content it’s no wonder that planning content can get overwhelming. Not to mention ...

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K’s Top Five for the Week – December 23

I’m getting ready to take a week off for the holidays. Hope you are able to do the same! It’s a great time of year to be with family and remember the things in life that are truly important.

Before you rush off to eggnog and mistletoe, I wanted to share with you my top five picks for this week. It’s been an exciting 2010 and I’m sure 2011 will bring much more to learn and share. These five picks highlight some amazing content every B2B marketer should have on their Christmas list.

The Top 10 B2B Marketing Mistakes – And How to Avoid Them by @diannahuff A great crowdsourced ebook compiled by Dianna Huff. It came from a simple question asked on Twitter. “What are the top B2B marketing mistakes you see other marketers make?” This book has the answers…as well as some good solutions.

Top 10 Inbound Marketing ...

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K’s Top Five for the Week – December 10

This week’s top five list features an article about the importance of writing as a marketing skill, a nice blogging ebook, and how to develop a social media content strategy.

There’s also a nice post that talks about how much marketing has changed over the last few years. It’s a change driven by content marketing and shifting the focus from push to pull. If you’re in any doubt about that, check out MarketingSherpa’s announcement that they’re changing the name of their Great Minds newsletter to Inbound Marketing.

Enjoy!

Writing is a Critical B2B Marketing Skill by @ardath421 There’s no doubt about it. Marketing is driven by content. Do you have the critical skills needed to be a player in the new world of B2B marketing?

The New Marketing World: Conversations not Campaigns by @brianjcarroll We’re all in the midst of a radical transformation in how B2B marketing works. Check out ...

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K’s Top Five for the Week – December 3

This week’s list of picks features articles and posts with a heavy emphasis on content marketing. As you’ll see in the article from eMarketer, content marketing isn’t really an option anymore.

It’s a must-have.

And whether you’re an old content marketing pro or just getting started, this week’s top five list will have something that will help you stand out.

Enjoy!

2011 Trends: Content Marketing is Critical via @emarketer The title says it all. Interruption marketing just doesn’t work as well as it used to. Engaging content is the wave of the future.

B2B Lead Nurturing and Social Media by @ardath421 Great article from Ardath Albee. Social media is not some stand alone method. It is integrated into your overall content marketing (and marketing efforts). Read on to see just how much.

The Three Rules of Content Marketing by @juntajoe Companies are publishers. It’s time to face up to that ...

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