By Anthony Power published June 25, 2010

How to Develop Content Based on A Need Stage

There has been lots of good discussion about the role of content and the “sales funnel.” For instance, Robert Rose had a two-part  series on segmenting based on personas and lead stage. There are also good arguments to flip or even … Continue reading

By Sarah Mitchell published June 24, 2010

5 Essential Elements to a Great Newsletter

Editor’s note: For more newsletter insights and advice, check out our updated post, 15 Goals, Tips, Examples, and Lessons for E-Newsletter Perfection. How many newsletters arrive in your inbox every week? How many more land in your mailbox? How many … Continue reading

By Robert Rose published June 2, 2010

A Quick and Dirty Way to Segment your B2B Content Marketing

If you’re a B2B marketer you’ve inevitably heard sales say things like this: “Yeah, we’re getting leads from all that content you guys in marketing are writing – but they’re all tire kickers.” Or (my favorite): “We don’t need more … Continue reading

By Chris Moritz published June 1, 2010

How to Start Your Content Strategy: The Discovery Phase

You want to get your content marketing initiative off to a great start. No, a fantastic start! A ground-breaking, revolutionary, epic launch. Something that will bring in the leads like the Pied Piper and bring on the tears of your … Continue reading

By Keith Wiegold published May 26, 2010

How to Build Personas to Bring Your Targets (Back) to Life

The whole idea of ”targeting” is an odd practice. As marketers we spend so much time and effort, trying to narrow down who our customers are into an age range, a gender, a geographical location, a household income, that type … Continue reading

By Clare McDermott published May 22, 2010

How to Use Information Design to Improve Content Marketing

You have developed a content marketing strategy and assembled your subject-matter experts to provide whip-smart analysis and compelling story-telling. But how will you package your content for delivery to prospects & clients?