Blog Archives: Content Marketing

May 26, 2015: At KoMarketing, we work with B2B marketers who represent the software technology and industrial manufacturing industries. Along with these industries come complex products, which can sometimes lead to the challenge of executing complex content marketing initiatives for the desired audience. There are many solutions to this challenge, one being an extensive research process. Some of my favorite posts on this topic are below:

May 21, 2015: Hitting The Proverbial WallThere are times when a content marketing initiative’s results seem to plateau. Ideas grow stale, motivation might wane, or it may seem like all of the opportunities have been covered. This may happen with every online marketing program, be it content development, SEO performance, or building a presence in social media.

More importantly, this doesn’t just happen with unsuccessful strategies. In fact, some of the most productive B2B content marketing initiatives need the occasional refresh to keep things moving in an upward trajectory.

May 14, 2015: There are a lot of questions when someone starts a new blog and is developing an ongoing blogging initiative. In addition to defining objectives and success metrics, simple concerns on how to actually write an effective blog post arise as well.

This post provides a quick outline of 12 tips and best practices we would recommend when writing better blog posts. It is based off of past experience and what we have seen work for our clients in the past.

May 12, 2015: When your content is written, and the promotion is done, what do you do next? Many marketers simply move on to the next blog post or piece of content, letting the previous posts phase into obscurity (except for maybe an occasional tweet or Facebook post).

Instead of following this all to familiar path, I’d like to challenge you to repurpose your content into other formats, allowing it to have a longer shelf life, often with less overall work and manpower. Here are some of the areas where B2B marketers can repurpose their blog posts.

May 5, 2015: cinco-de-mayoIf you’re anything like me, when you hear the words “Cinco de Mayo,” your mind immediately veers in the direction of a margarita.

But, of course, this holiday celebrated in the U.S. and Mexico is much more than just an excuse to celebrate with tequila. History shows the day commemorates the famous battle of Puebla, in which Mexican liberal forces defeated an occupying French army and its Mexican conservative allies during one of Mexico’s series of 19th century civil wars.

On this anniversary of the historic battle that occurred more than one hundred and fifty years ago, it’s important to keep in mind what it is, exactly, that we’re celebrating.

April 30, 2015: It’s been well-documented that the landscape of marketing has experienced a fundamental shift from outbound to inbound strategies in recent years, largely influenced by the penetration of digital channels. This shift in behavior has opened up an endless need for content, especially among B2B marketers. In fact, The Content Marketing Institute released statistics leading up to 2015, showing that 86 percent of today’s B2B marketers employ a formal content strategy.

B2B Marketers Using Content Marketing

April 2, 2015: Don’t know what to write about when it comes to your B2B website’s blog? This is often a common problem for many bloggers and marketers in almost every industry. However, there are a few areas that any company is able to cover on their blog.

These topics not only provide variety for your blog’s content, but they also help facilitate in telling the story of your brand and why it stands out from the competition.

6 B2B Blog Topic Ideas

March 31, 2015: We’re closing in on the launch of our second annual B2B Website Usability Report. Last year, we learned a lot about the objectives of the B2B buyer and how vendors may miss opportunities to connect and provide further value through their website presence.

This year, not only did we want to see if B2B vendors had improved their efforts, but we wanted further clarity in several points of respondent feedback that left us scratching our heads. One of those points was in the impact of social media and blogging on the vendor selection process.

March 26, 2015: One of the hardest things about being a parent to small children is the music you’re forced to endure. I know all the words to “Let It Go,” a song that rivals “Hey Jude” in length. I’ve heard “Mary Had a Little Lamb” played on the recorder so many times that it’s almost starting to sound good to me.

Perhaps most egregious is the fact that I sometimes forget to turn off my daughter’s “Preschool Favorites” CD after I drop her off at daycare. One such morning as I hummed along to “Make New Friends (But Keep the Old)” I got to thinking about all of the ways content marketing involves relying on friends new and old. (Bear with me here.)

March 9, 2015: For some companies, “outsourcing” a content marketing program carries a negative connotation. It brings up anxiety and visions of rogue freelancers writing content you can never use or blog posts that don’t fit your brand’s voice or style at all. However, when you use high quality partners who are good at what they do, your content marketing efforts can finally take off.

But think about this alternative anxiety instead: according to the 2015 B2B Content Marketing Trends report from the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, the top two challenges, by over half of respondents, was in producing engaging and producing it consistently.

2015 B2B Content Marketing Report

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