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New Research: Top-Performing Marketers Prioritize Audience Needs, Leverage Email And Educational Content For Nurturing

Ninety percent of best-in-class marketers put their audience’s informational needs above their company’s sales/promotional messages, according to new research from the Content Marketing Institute, MarketingProfs and Conductor.

The report, titled B2B Content Marketing 2019: Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends — North America, surveyed responses from 771 B2B marketers and analyzed strategies for improving content marketing efforts and driving success. Additional findings include:

  • Email and educational content are the top two ways B2B marketers nurture their audience;
  • 56% of marketers have increased their spending on content creation in the past year and 37% have increased their content marketing staff; and
  • The three main content marketing concerns are changes to SEO/search algorithms (61%), changes to social media algorithms (45%) and making content marketing a revenue center (41%).

“It’s terrific to see how many content marketers are putting the audience first,” said Lisa Murton Beets, Research Director at the Content Marketing Institute, in a statement. “This was a novel concept to many traditional marketers 10 years ago … [but] now it’s a common practice among the most successful content marketers surveyed [and] we can see how much marketers have adjusted their thinking.”

Forward-Thinking B2B Marketers Partner With Influencers To Create Cross-Channel, Long-Term Campaigns

Risk aversion is becoming a top motivator for B2B buyers. Research shows 78% of buyers are dedicating more time to researching solutions and are increasingly turning to peers and thought leaders for relevant insights. Demand Gen Report’s 2018 B2B Buyers Survey demonstrates the growing influence of third-party sources and outside opinions on the buyer journey. According to the report:

Industry Experts Share Their Best Social Media Marketing Advice

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As a Millennial, I’ve been an advocate of social media since the early days of MySpace. Peer recommendations continue to be a major selling point in both B2B and B2C communities, and I can’t help but be fascinated with the role social media marketing plays in today’s 140-character limit world.

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Study: 62% Of B2B Marketers Find Success With Content Marketing

CMI study imageContent marketing is getting better by the year, according to The Content Marketing Institute.  The organization released its seventh annual research report with MarketingProfs, titled: B2B Content Marketing: 2017 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends — North America, which shows that more than half (62%) of B2B marketers surveyed said their organization’s overall content marketing approach is much more or somewhat more successful than one year ago — compared to 91% of top performers.

Study: Technology Marketers Make Progress With Content Marketing Strategy

1CMIWhile most technology marketers have embraced content marketing, their practices have changed over the past year, resulting in lower overall effectiveness this year compared with 2015. A study released by the Content Marketing Institute, titled: B2B Technology Content Marketing 2016: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America, shows that even though the effectiveness of the practice has decreased from 34% last year to 30% this year, technology marketers are still making progress in content marketing.

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