In our last post, we explored what it takes to become effective at content marketing. Now that your mind is filled with amazing content ideas that reflect your brand and will no doubt engage your audience, a new question arises… How will I package and deliver this content to my audience?
What makes an effective content marketer? It’s not all about the writing, that’s for sure…
It is an age old question in marketing, and one that mostly every organization struggles with on a regular basis. The essence of marketing involves fulfilling perceived needs. One viewpoint could be that there are more tools than ever available to marketers to examine customer behaviors and interactions, yet it appears marketers aren’t fully optimizing how they are using tools. Optimization of tools available plus the right mindset towards delivering innovative changes will be what gets us closer to a time when marketers & consumers can really understand each other.
Numerous analysts and marketing publications are recommending that organizations take a hard look at incorporating a Multi-Channel Distributed Marketing Platform into their enterprise marketing strategy. In fact, just this week Forrester published a new report titled “Emerging Technologies for CMO’s to Watch: Q3 2012” where again, distributed marketing technology was highlighted as something that many large organizations should be evaluating in the second half of 2012 if they haven’t already. So why are enterprise distributed marketing technologies getting so much attention as of late? Put simply, its because almost all marketers today have a huge content distribution problem. Up until Read More
Distribion, Inc., Marketing Automation Software Provider, Listed Among the Fastest Growing Technology Companies in Dallas Fort Worth
Distribion, Inc., which provides a web-based, multi-channel marketing automation software offering a solution that optimizes marketing distribution while maintaining brand and regulatory compliance for large enterprises, recently announced it was named to the list of “2012 Fastest Growing Technology Companies” in Dallas-Fort Worth. The list was compiled by the Metroplex Technology Business Council, which is the largest technology trade association in Texas. Distribion attributes their rapid growth to a low risk, 90-day quick start program that provides prospects with the opportunity to test their marketing automation software and review tangible results they can reference in order to justify the costs Read More
Satisfied, happy customers extolling the virtues of a product or service after they’ve tried it and gotten the results they wanted. It’s the one sales and marketing message that never goes out of date, and never gets old. Finding customers willing to do that isn’t always easy, which is why using case studies isn’t first on every marketer’s to do list, every day. Some of our largest clients consider our products to be part of their “secret sauce” and won’t let us name them. Yet one of the key selling points we make in every sales presentation is based around proven, Read More
We are partnering with the Aberdeen Group on an important new survey on distributed marketing management. Individuals who take the 20-minute survey will receive a complimentary copy of the $399 research report on empowering local marketing through distributed marketing best practices when it is published. Individual responses are kept strictly confidential, and data is used only in the aggregate. The survey is open to corporate and field marketing professionals who work in a distributed marketing environment (where strategy and creative is managed centrally, but campaigns are executed at both the national and local level). To participate, click on this link. Distributed Read More
As marketers, we all want to “build a better mousetrap” — that is, to market a product or service that’s perfectly positioned to entice and encourage customers to buy it. So market research, and predicting consumer behavior is a critical part of our jobs. On February 16, 2012, Forbes carried an article titled, “How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant before Her Father Did.” It stirred up a lot of controversy about the data that retailers collect, and how it’s used. Scott Anthony’s book The Little Black Book Of Innovation: How It Works, How to Do It hasn’t Read More
One of the most common questions I am asked in my role as the head of the professional services team at a company that sells multi-channel distributed marketing automation solutions is how our clients measure distributed marketing success. I don’t want to sound like a dissembling politician trying to cover up a scandal, but it depends on the definition of “marketing success”. Last year, we embarked on a review of our clients to see how they were using our products, and what kind of results they achieved. We came up with a summary of “typical” results that looked like this: Read More
Mobile web traffic has quickly become one of the fastest growing segments for businesses. More & more people rely on mobile devices to conduct transactions using their smart-phones, tablets, iPads and even an ebooks. As Marketers, we have to be ready to reach consumers all day, every day. Many companies are already catering to mobile consumers by offering direct updates via text, mobile apps and/or mobile optimized websites, while others haven’t developed a mobile strategy yet. Does my business really need a mobile site? If your business is having trouble deciding whether to develop a mobile optimized version of your Read More