Author: Eric Wittlake

Eric Wittlake is the Director of Media at Babcock & Jenkins. He regularly shares his views on B2B marketing at B2B Digital Marketing. Follow Eric on Twitter @wittlake.

By eric-wittlake published August 3, 2014

How Measurement Can Kill Your Content Marketing Strategy

sepia image-arrows-dollar signsThe measurement tail is wagging the marketing dog … and it’s turning your marketing into a dog. Unfortunately, few marketers have the insight needed to illustrate the problem, and even fewer have the guts to take it on within their organizations.

Content marketing strategy begins with an understanding of audience and context — everything from analyzing your competition, to assessing economic pressures and exploring competing priorities. Based on that understanding, you identify the opportunities or challenges marketing needs to tackle.Continue Reading

By eric-wittlake published January 24, 2014

Lead or Demand Generation? Your Content Marketing Plan Can’t Focus on Both

fork in road-two green signsLead generation and demand generation, often used interchangeably, are essentially at odds with each other. When many B2B marketers say demand generation, they mean lead generation — which is to say they will measure success based on the number and value of the leads their efforts bring in.

The problem is this: Demand generation is focused on shaping the audience’s perspective, while lead generation is focused on capturing their informationContinue Reading