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Author: Brendan Cournoyer

Is Video the Most ‘Precious’ Content for Prospect Engagement?

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

July 09, 2013 09:35 AM

What types of content delivers the highest ROI? That’s the focus of an inforgraphic I came across recently from the folks at Content Crossroads, which looks at the wealthiest content in B2B marketing. While some of the data is expected (Did you know lots of companies have blogs these days?), it’s always interesting to see how marketers are taking advantage of online video content. For example, the infographic lists video among its most “precious” content assets, noting...

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Tags: content marketing, sales enablement, video

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Increasing Sales Productivity – Does Content Hold the Key?

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

July 01, 2013 09:24 AM

More companies are looking to expand their content efforts with an eye on increasing sales productivity and effectiveness. I’ve written a lot recently about how sales enablement should be a major component of a good content strategy.  In a recent Q&A, for example, sales coach Bob Apollo spoke about how important it is for marketing messages to be aligned with sales conversations, and content marketing is certainly a big part of that. But while content is obviously a major marke...

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Tags: sales enablement, video, content marketing

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5 Ways to Improve SEO for Your Company Webpages

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

June 21, 2013 09:12 AM

Let me get this out of the way from the very beginning – when it comes to content marketing, traffic isn’t everything. That said, it’s still a critical piece of the marketing puzzle, and studies show that web traffic remains the most common metric of measurement for an effective content strategy. Of course, not all traffic is created equal. To truly boost the ROI of your content efforts, you need to drive people to the right pages. From an inbound marketing perspective, thi...

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Tags: tips and tricks, video, SEO

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How to Compress Your PowerPoint Files Down to Size

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

June 18, 2013 09:43 AM

Picture this – you’ve finally finished that PowerPoint presentation you’ve been working on. The data is compelling, the slides are tight, and the visuals are strong. Then you click Save and realize it’s also GIGANTIC. Like 30,000 KB huge. This is no good, since oversized and bloated PowerPoint files can be difficult to share and challenging to upload for others to see. The performance of your slides can even suffer at times too. So here we are – as the great Jon...

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Training Retention: 4 Ways to Make Your eLearning Stick

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

June 13, 2013 09:07 AM

Are you doing enough to increase your team’s training retention? When it comes to training, most organizations have pretty straightforward goals: increase value and reduce costs. That’s a big reason why so many companies have incorporated eLearning into their strategies – and why on-demand video has become a preferred format for online training content. Studies show that audiences retain information at a much higher rate when they can see and hear it. In fact, Forrester Rese...

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Tags: internal communications, tips and tricks, video

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