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Making Content Marketing Convert

Digital content is indispensable in driving business opportunities, market education and customer engagement in 2020. Yet, many marketing organizations lack the necessary capabilities and processes to keep pace with a growing content marketing imperative. This report sheds light into the problems marketing organizations face in elevating the business impact of content development, distribution and... More

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Authority Leadership Marketing

B2B marketers today must introduce strategic themes and advocacy platforms that resonate with customer decision makers sweating business issues, problems and challenges. By assuming a trusted authority leader role and evidencing intimacy with market needs and requirements, vendors become credible sources of relevant information and conversation. This often requires linkages with peer networks and... More

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Are Garbage Leads Trashing Your Brand?

Too often, marketers provision leads from agencies, offshore list sources, internal departments or media channels that are not the result of an opt-in, permission-based, relevant content-consumption process. In other words, they’re garbage. And it gets worse: These leads may be coming from bad actors, such as overseas lead farms cutting corners and outright illicit name scrapers. All of whic... More

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State of Marketing 2012

The outlook is distinctly positive for marketers as executives head into 2013 with renewed confidence in their roles and business performance. Despite a varied and mixed outlook for the global economy, chief marketers report positive outlooks for their roles and functional areas. Nearly 70 percent received a salary or bonus in 2011, and 73 percent expect the same at the end of this year depending ... More

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Better Lead Yield in the Content Marketing Field

Vendor content frequently lacks value and trustworthiness in the eyes of BtoB buyers, who are increasingly turning to more trusted, peer-driven sources of  content along their path to purchase, according to the CMO Council's Content ROI Center. This white paper includes the results of a survey of more than 400 BtoB buyers and content seekers around the world who were reached through NetLine C... More

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State of Marketing 2014

The "State of Marketing"—the most valued annual study by the CMO Council—provides an in-depth view of global marketing vitality and direction and serves as a valuable resource tool to help calibrate, prioritize and make a business case for marketing investments. The benchmark report is based on a 50-point assessment taken by more than 525 senior-level marketers from around the globe. T... More