Successful campaigns often are driven by chance and luck rather than science. Most marketers and sales professionals prefer to work from the gut – and their ‘professional instinct – rather than the brain or thru facts. In a world that’s becoming more and more content-inundated, standing out from the clutter and making that right, emotional connection is more imperative than ever before. This applies in business-to-business marketing as well. How can we in B2B get our content best shared by striking the right emotional chord?
Stop, think, act. This key motto from my very first scuba lessons in Australia kept resonating in my head, a few years ago off the Costa Rica’s west coast. My dive buddy, a german underwater cameraman sporting mega fins and an even larger ego, had disappeared. The strong current made it impossible for me to follow him. And he was too busy do his own thing to notice. Unfortunately I happened to be at 25 meters depth.
Completing the Marketing 2020 survey proved to be a time-consuming chore last week (probably its completion felt to last at least 30% longer due to the tropical circumstances). However, the questions addressed some very interesting topics and thereby enticed me to complete the full questionnaire.
Earlier today I ran into this great overview* of the plethora in B2B marketing technology platforms currently available. At the same time, to many this chart may well be an overwhelmingly intricate maze too.
Almost simultaneously this week 2 studies were published on the trends and effectiveness of content marketing in B2B. What is their common denominator, and what prove to be the key insights and opportunities in B2B content marketing in 2013?