Destination Canada

Destination Canada pioneers industry-wide UGC network to address content marketing needs

Destination Canada has launched a network to collect, manage and share user-generated photos and videos with other travel and tourism marketing organizations, offering an example of how non-competitive firms in the same industry can work together to solve content marketing challenges. Based on technology from Toronto-based CrowdRiff, the user generated content (UGC) network pulls in […]

G2 Crowd

G2 Crowd CMO’s content strategy aims to stay one step ahead of business software buyers

The new chief marketing officer for business software and review comparison site G2 Crowd plans to elevate its content market strategy by targeting buyers who don’t even know they’re going to want applications and services. Chicago-based G2 Crowd brought on Ryan Bonnici, most recently the senior director of global marketing at Hubspot, as its CMO […]

emotional storytelling

3 Reasons B2B brands should aim for emotional storytelling

‘A rational framework with no space  — at least or less space — for emotions.’ This is a much-believed formula most business-to-business marketers follow without really questioning it. Marketing driven by emotions is considered to be the something that belongs mainly business-to-customer (B2C) marketers, whereas B2B firms rely on logical strategies and appeals to reason. That’s […]

virtual assistants

Cisco offers survey data to prove virtual assistants can handle enterprise admin chores

Cisco is using market research from a survey of knowledge workers across 10 countries to demonstrate potential interest in having virtual assistants take over some of the most mundane administrative tasks in the enterprise: running meetings and conference calls. The networking giant this week released the data as a followup to the launch of Cisco […]

Classification

The most important content question (and how to answer it)

It’s much harder to find a nonfiction book in a library than a fiction book. Why? Because the author is the main search element in fiction, books are usually arranged alphabetically by author last name, sometimes by title. This makes finding what you’re looking for relatively simple if you know some basic information. Sometimes, fiction […]

Jeremy Durant

Inside The Mind Of . . . Jeremy Durant

Jeremy Durant is the business principal and co-founder of Bop Design, a B2B marketing agency headquartered in San Diego, with clients around the world. At Bop Design, Jeremy builds relationships with B2B companies in need of a branding, web design and content marketing strategy in order to generate and nurture ideal client leads. What does Bop […]

Contently

Contently CMO wants to help marketers bring accountability to storytelling

Contently is evolving from a service that connects freelancers and brands to a platform that will make marketers more accountable for the work they do, according to the firm’s CMO. A New York-based startup founded in 2011 just as content marketing was becoming a bigger topic, Contently brought on Kelly Wenzel as its CMO earlier […]

TMX Group

TMX Group global marketing campaign puts the future in closeup

Self-driving cars, delivery drones, robot hands and fields full of solar panels are all starring in a video that marks a rebrand from TMX Group that highlights the importance of public equity to entrepreneurs. The one-minute clip, dubbed “The Future Is Yours To See,” made its debut last week and almost completely fills the TMX […]

MarTech MPB2B

Top 20 Things Heard at MarTech and MPB2B

At every conference we hear statements that stay with us for a long time; some statistics, some insightful, some inspiring, and some just downright funny (especially when taken out of context). I thought I’d share some of these heard at MarTech and MarketingProfs B2B Forum (MPB2B) last week:   “In many use cases talking to […]

LookbookHQ

The One Metric That Identifies Qualified Buyers

Elle Woulfe, VP Marketing at LookbookHQ, began her session at yesterday’s MarTech Conference in Boston with one question, “how did you measure the success of your last campaign?” Most of the room would agree the accepted standard, by tracking: Clicks Downloads Form completions Attribution tied to revenue Marketing has become about the numbers, and whether we’re […]

Xerox

Xerox Recruits Lee Child, Aimee Mann And Others For Digital Literary Project

Best-selling authors, an indie singer-songwriter and a former U.S. Poet Laureate have all contributed to an online-only book-in-progress from Xerox that explores the future of work. The company this week launched the first phase of SetThePageFree.com, which features original stories with Lee Child (author of the “Jack Reacher” thrillers), musician Aimee Mann and poet Billy […]

content social media marketing

Five Reasons Why B2B Companies Fail at Content and Social Media Marketing

In such a rapidly changing environment like the Internet, B2B companies often struggle to understand the concept of content marketing and implement it properly. For some, it’s still reserved for the consumer market, so they abandon the idea. According to 2016 B2B Content Marketing Trends – North America, marketers are predominantly using it but the […]

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt offers three pillars for fostering creativity online

Marketers who want to find new sources of creativity need to move past the ideas of crowdsourcing, free culture and socializing online to community-building, fair compensation and collaboration, Joseph Gordon-Levitt told Content Marketing World 2017. The film and TV actor, who also helms the digital production company HitRecord, closed out the event for brands and […]

thought leadership CMWorld 2017

LinkedIn exec says B2B firms should take a Disney-like approach to thought leadership

The content they create may have little in common with the Avengers, Star Wars or Doctor Strange, but a LinkedIn executive told Content Marketing World 2017 that Disney’s approach to hit movies could help B2B firms improve their thought leadership strategy. In a Thursday session at the conference, which is taking place in Cleveland this […]

content marekting budget

A bigger content marketing budget comes down to one question

Make the boss happy or make customers successful: That’s the difficult choice content marketers may have to make if they want a bigger budget, according to Michael Brenner. The principal of the Marketing Insider Group, Brenner addressed an issue that will likely face many of those attending Content Marketing World in Cleveland this week when […]

SEO and content marketing

CMWorld 2017 sees vendors weave content marketing features into search tools

Search engine optimization (SEO) managers and content marketers may be theoretically on the same team, but some of the products being launched at Content Marketing World 2017 in Cleveland this week are designed to ensure they’re on the same page. New York-based Conductor, for example, announced a new version of its  SEO research platform that […]

Stats Show Millennial Influence and Power in B2B Buying is on the Rise

More than a quarter of Millennials are considered “influencers” in B2B buying, and 13 per cent are now the actual decision-maker, according to research presented at Content Marketing World on Wednesday. Commissioned by SnapApp and conducted by Heinz Marketing, the survey, called The Millennials Are Here!, shows a generational shift where Millennials are involved in […]

GE CMO Tells Content Marketing World Crowd to ‘Change the Lens’

GE will be spending the first week of October appearing where few B2B brands have gone before: on the TV channel owned by Vice Media to promote its DroneWeek series, the firm’s CMO told the Content Marketing World audience. In her keynote speech kicking off the three-day even in Cleveland Wednesday, Linda Boff said Drone […]