By Michele Linn published July 27, 2017

How Content Influences the Purchasing Process: Tips for Content Marketers [Research]

Want to know how content affects the purchasing process? Gain insight from the latest research from SmartBrief and CMI exploring what type of content is most influential, how decision-makers perceive content from vendors, and more. Continue reading

By Aaron Agius published July 10, 2017

Hacking Your Buyer Personas: The Only 3 Questions You Need to Ask

If you have the time for extensive buyer personas, that’s great. But what if there’s a quicker way? You won’t get the same meticulous data, but you will have a solid foundation – and the time – to create relevant content. Continue reading

By Andy Vale published July 7, 2017

Data-Driven Creative: How to Use Twitter Data to Inform Your Marketing

Fred Graver, a four-time Emmy-winning television producer and former head of Twitter TV, uses social data to fuel his new creative series. Learn why he thinks Twitter is a go-to resource and how you can use it to inform your marketing. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published June 29, 2017

Bingeable Content: How to Move Buyers Through Your Sales Cycle Faster

What if you delivered content like Netflix? Enticing prospective customers with content they can binge on? If you did, you’d never waste another click to a dead-end content asset. You’ll keep people hooked after they click. Here’s how. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published June 1, 2017

What Are Your Customers Thinking? Search Secrets Hiding in Plain Sight

What would you give to read your customers’ minds? Read these tips from the self-proclaimed search guy for getting as close as possible to mind-reading by using resources hiding in plain sight. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published April 27, 2017

Are Your Buyer Personas Ready to Take on the World?

Customers’ concerns vary across regions and cultures. Yet, many companies don’t consider regionalization in their buyer personas and miss valuable business opportunities. Learn from three companies that recognized their persona mistakes. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published April 17, 2017

What to Do When Your Buyers’ Journey Isn’t Linear (Hint: It Never Is)

Your buyers may take a journey, but they rarely follow a straight-line path. So how can you reach them with the right content when they want it and where they’ll find it? Read on. Continue reading

By Kane Jamison published April 11, 2017

5 Questions to Ask Your Customer Support Team to Help Build Buyer Personas

The customer support team knows why people contact your company. Do you? Reach out to your customer support team members to better understand your audience so you can improve your buyer personas and deliver more relevant content. Continue reading

By Andrea Fryrear published April 11, 2017

New Way to Build Personas Over Time

The era of agile is here, and personas need to change with the times. This in-depth Q&A shows you how to produce a minimum viable persona, and then build it up as you learn about your audience. Continue reading

By Daniel Hochuli published April 9, 2017

2 Funnels Are Necessary for Content Marketing

Following a purchase funnel to shape your content marketing goals sets you up for limited success. Not all content subscribers will become customers. That’s why you need to create and add a content marketing funnel to your program. Continue reading