Sales and marketing blogs [video]

Indexes of thousands marketing blogs are great for SEO. Make really sticky content. Today we're going to review five of those indexes and explain how, and why, the sites have created those indexes of thousands of marketing blogs. Let's start with I've concluded and then I'll explain why I've concluded that. Number one: find the best blogs that you personally enjoy reading. There's no point creating content that you're not personally interested in. That's inauthentic. Secondly, though edit that list with your audience in mind. Third, summarize the content and link fully. Don't steal copy. You're just READ MORE

Brand identity template for B2B [video]

Brand matters. It matters to you and it matters to your customers, what you stand for, and how you stand for those things really does matter, but how do you create a brand that really stands out? That's why in today's show, I'll give you a great brand identity template for B2B. This week we're going to take a look at brand and specifically through the lens of brand identity template. We'll look at 50 brand identity templates and synthesize them, and then explain why they fundamentally, all of them collectively and individually miss the mark, completely READ MORE

How we produce our weekly video B2B Marketing blog

  If you are committed to a regular schedule of blogging, you'll know that the production needs to be efficient or the process can quickly become unaffordable. Video is a super engaging medium for blogging, but might appear unaffordable at first glance. Great corporate videos on your web site deserve a high quality production, but frequent video blogs need 'good enough' production only. At align.me, we're a long way from the efficiency we think we can achieve, but have mastered the art of good-enough quality video blog production and are pleased to let you under the covers READ MORE

Six steps to building a content roadmap for years of killer content

Want to receive more blogs like this? Subscribe to our twice weekly B2B marketing insights! Get your copy of our 2014 Sales and Marketing Alignment Report Building great blog content scares many away from content marketing. They'll say something like "I don't have that much to say about it (the topic)." Others blog regularly, but their topics are chosen randomly and don't build any kind of brand or slowly sway opinion. The purpose of any blog should be to remain positioned with your market, and to subtly concept-condition them. That is, if your blogs do their job, you'll enjoy READ MORE

How to build blog subscribers – 20 top tips for B2B Marketers

So you’ve set up an awesome blog. And you’re generating really great content. But your Mum is your only subscriber! What now? Well it’s time to spread the word so that you can begin accumulating dedicated readers. Remember that thousands – if not millions – of web surfers are always searching for information to answer the questions they have. In a B2B context, your buyers are searching for information about how to best fix their business pain. Perhaps one of the most effective techniques to spreading the word is guest blogging. Now you have content and a READ MORE

2020-06-03T10:57:01+10:00By |B2B marketing blog, Tactics|

Blogging: The Swiss Army Knife of B2B Marketing

Don’t be fooled by its unglamorous appearance and unassuming nature. Your blog is your most powerful survival tool in the B2B marketing jungle. Just like a swiss army knife, it can perform a multitude of functions required for survival. These functions include : Traffic Generation It doesn’t matter how amazing your website is if nobody comes to visit. But how does one go about attracting new website visitors? Writing blog posts and distributing them via social media, social bookmarking sites, RSS and email will help you to get found by new people. SEO One of toughest challenges in READ MORE

2020-06-03T11:07:08+10:00By |B2B marketing blog, Tactics|

Six steps to build your credibility

Chris Fell, Managing Director of g2m Solutions, writes... A recent blog article from Hubspot focused on how small and medium businesses should take the time to build credibility for their companies. They made the point that with emerging new media technologies and online tools, building reputation as a small business and communicating with customers has never been easier. Let's look at a few ways small business owners can build credibility on their own. 6 steps to building small business credibility 1. Start a blog - Starting a blog for your small business is a way to not only improve READ MORE

Use marketing content to get your business found

Chris Fell, Managing Director of g2m Solutions, writes... Modern marketing is all about engaging with your target audience and creating some interesting content that they would find enjoyable or interesting to consume. Use your creative juices to develop interesting content and then leverage that content in as many ways as possible to engage with your audience. You will develop leads, convert prospects, increase website traffic, get found in searches and develop a reputation as a thought leader. Here are some top tips for getting found: Write a white paper about a new trend in your industry or READ MORE

Social media – think before you tweet

Chris Fell, Managing Director of g2msolutions, writes... It is simply impossible to read a marketing article these days without someone expressing an opinion about social media. I have actively avoided blogging about this phenomenon up to this point because, well, I didn't want to be part of the Twitterati (with the emphasis firmly on the "Twit" in too many cases!) However I can resist no longer! If for no other reason than that I feel the urge to shout from the rooftops that social media is NOT some incredible technological breakthrough that is going to revolutionise our world, READ MORE

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