Three tips for a content marketing plan that makes your customers the central focus

In an era of constant digital distractions, how do we compete long enough to convert? The trick is to make your content as customer focused as possible

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Three tips for a content marketing plan that makes your customers the central focus

Get 2018 started with an updated multi-channel digital marketing strategy

Did you know that 15 years ago the average consumer used two touch-points when buying an item, while consumers today run through an average of almost six touch-points ?

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The 2018 guide to B2B Sales, Part 1: Demand gen and demand capture

If you’ve ever made the switch from B2C or ecommerce to B2B marketing, you know there’s a world of difference. B2B offerings are generally much more expensive, with a very long lead-to-close time, and marketing needs to be addressed in a different and strategic manner. In B2B marketing, you must reach users at every point of the funnel – and keep educating them in stages along the way

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The 2018 guide to B2B Sales, Part 1: Demand gen and demand capture

How to align your content strategy with your sales funnel

Nine times out of ten, a person will journey down a sales funnel prior to becoming a customer. Whereas in the past you could count on single touchpoint, bottom of the funnel marketing strategies, it’s now increasingly necessary to push consumers down the buying funnel by creating omni-channel strategies. Mapping content to buying stages can help you maximize the benefit of your omni-channel strategies.

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A search marketer’s guide to using paid social media

The battle between those who specialize in certain marketing practices is prevalent throughout the industry. Individuals, departments and indeed agencies are all involved. After all, they are often competing for the same budget, beating their chests and promoting their own channel as the most valuable.

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A search marketer’s guide to using paid social media

Evolving past last-click attribution in paid search

“Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.” That famous quote applies to the many marketers who default to last-click attribution , even with its well-documented failure to take the entire customer journey into consideration. During ClickZ’s latest Masterclass on paid search optimization , in association with Fospha and Kenshoo , we surveyed 800 marketers on their greatest challenges. 36% cited maximizing return on their advertising spend, while an additional 24% consider “accurately attributing value to each marketing channel” to be their biggest struggle.

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Evolving past last-click attribution in paid search

6 lesser known tools to power your content marketing

It seems like a small selection of tools just keeps traveling from article to article these days. Opening a freshly-published article on a popular blog, I feel like I’ve already read it, because I know all the listed tools.

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6 lesser known tools to power your content marketing

Common PPC keyword mistakes (Understanding broad match vs. phrase match vs. exact match)

Google AdWords offers three major keyword match types – broad match, phrase match, and exact match. It’s safe to say that if not you don’t know how to use each correctly, you could be wasting your PPC budget. Choosing the right keyword match types can help you target your ads better so you get higher-quality traffic to your site.

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