Published By: CrownPeak
Published Date: Jun 30, 2009
This is the second of a three part CrownPeak White Paper exploring Why Content Marketing Is Online Marketing. In this series we present the new idea that Web content marketing is the central and most important tenet of online marketing. Today, the function of online marketing revolves around the Web which, itself, revolves around content. So as we talk about online marketing/marketers and content marketing/marketers consider them and yourself one and the same. Learn more today!
How can you, the modern marketer, create an efficient business process that facilitates content marketing and achieves your specific goals?
The answer: by planning strategic marketing campaigns, establishing streamlined processes, and organizing your team to execute initiatives in a more aligned and productive way. Bridging the content gaps in your organization helps you coordinate the efforts of your teams, but also enables you to create superior customer engagements because you’re presenting a more united front to those who consume your content.
This eBook will show you how to do just that. It will describe how to execute a cohesive plan aligned with your company’s goals, organize your campaigns, and coordinate content distribution across departments and stages of the funnel.
Today, the internet has changed the way buyers discover solutions. More people are meeting and researching vendors online than ever before. Your ideal customers are reading blog posts and articles, checking Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles, and forming opinions based on what you say and share online. Before they call to get to know your company better, they turn to Google for answers and information. If a competing vendor appears smarter, more interesting, or more reliable than you, your buyers will reach out to them first.
These online engagements have changed the rules of buyer/brand communications. So how can you and your company form meaningful relationships with buyers who are getting to know you long before they’ve been introduced?
Over the past 10 years, the Internet has provided unprecedented access to information. Consequently, B2B buyers are constantly online learning about industry trends and innovative solutions to their pain points. Given their busy schedules, buyers have grown accustomed to the convenience of researching and comparing multiple options online, narrowing their choices independently of the vendor and, only then, engaging with sales.
While buyers have always made the final purchase decision, in today’s world, the vendor is not given an opportunity to engage until the buyer is close to a choice. Today, the buyer is in control of their own journey.
Just about everyone claims to be doing content marketing, but far fewer organizations have a thought-out plan. According to Content Marketing Institute, only 44% of B2B marketers and 39% of B2C marketers have a documented content strategy.
But as organizations scale content operations, workflows, distribution, and promotion, many are seeking tools to centralize, manage, and improve the process.
That’s where content marketing software comes in. This software can help organize, automate, and visualize your efforts to create original content, as well as curate the content of others.
• Business is changing faster than ever, and disruptors doing things in digital ways are leading the charge in just about every market. If you're not already managing your content in the cloud, it’s time to make a shift.
• With Box, teams are unified, collaboration is sped up and productivity is amplified. This ebook illustrates how real Box customers are using the power of the cloud to get every part of their extended enterprise working together, from mobile productivity to streamlined business processes.
o Marketing collaboration is integrated when internal teams and external partners work from one digital hub
o Sales teams and workers in the field are empowered across any device with mobile productivity
o HR streamlines processes for better team workflow and a stronger onboarding experience
• To read how Box customers are using Cloud Content Management to enact practical transformation across teams, and to find out how you too can use Box to benefit every line of business within
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