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Tag: content marketing

Video More Popular than Ever with B2B Content Marketers [Report]

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

October 08, 2014 11:09 AM

The numbers don’t lie. Data shows that the use of video continues to rise with B2Bs – and marketers are super-happy with the results.  Fall is here, and that means Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and MarketingProfs have once again joined forces to deliver their annual B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends report. In years past, we’ve seen a steady (and at times dramatic) rise in the use of video content among B2B marketers, and this year’s resu...

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Tags: content marketing, technology, YouTube, video, SEO

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Sales Enablement Content [eBook]

Submitted by: Ann Lambert , Content & Social Media Marketing Manager, Brainshark

September 26, 2014 10:08 AM

You may not have noticed, but sales enablement has quickly become a core responsibility for many B2B content marketers. To facilitate more productive sales conversations, reps are increasingly reliant on differentiating, relevant content to more effectively prepare for meetings and engage potential customers. Unfortunately, the often siloed nature of sales and marketing organizations, and their subsequent failure to communicate and collaborate, can give way to issues that inhibit rather t...

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Tags: content marketing, sales enablement

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Why Marketers Need to Create Conversations – Not Just Content

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

September 18, 2014 09:46 AM

Sales enablement. Content marketing. Anyone still unsure about the link between the two needed only to have their sights set on the quiet banks of Lake Erie last week, where the world’s biggest annual content marketing event was taking place. For the fourth consecutive year (I have the ribbon to prove it!), I made my way to Cleveland for Content Marketing World. It was a great event as always, and more so than any other year, I couldn’t help but notice the common thread of sale...

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Tags: content marketing, tips and tricks, sales enablement

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What’s Your Point? 6 Content Marketing Stats & Why They Matter

Submitted by: Ann Lambert , Content & Social Media Marketing Manager, Brainshark

September 03, 2014 09:46 AM

There’s no doubt about it. Content marketing is becoming the predominant method of acquiring brand awareness and generating leads. Per dollar spent, it generates three times as much as traditional marketing, according to Content Marketing Institute, which is probably why marketers spend nearly a third of their budget on it. Recently, NewsCred’s 50 Stats You Need to Know About Content Marketing illustrates just how integral custom content is to growing business. Although good sta...

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Tags: content marketing

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The Versatility of Visual Storytelling: 4 Powerful Stats for B2Bs

Submitted by: Ann Lambert , Content & Social Media Marketing Manager, Brainshark

August 22, 2014 09:46 AM

Any graphic designer will tell you that visuals are essential to what they do. Visual stimulation is the impetus for audiences to look at, be drawn to, and engage with their work. This is also true for any form of business communications. Whether you are producing the content, enabling sales reps, training staff, or marketing to generate leads, the power of the visual is real. I recently downloaded a NewsCred eBook: The Power of Visual Storytelling. They teamed up with Getty to present the...

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Tags: animation, content marketing, video, social media

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