True thought leadership is hard to achieve, not because it’s hard, but because some in B2B just can’t get out of their own way. Even those that achieve it…let it slip through their fingers with talent turnover. I got a...Read More
The most effective blogs in B2B marketing tend to publish longer posts, more frequently, with visuals, paid distribution and analytical measurement Blogging doesn’t have the appeal that voice search, personalization or influencer marketing do in B2B marketing, but when it’s...Read More
Somebody said something sometime. That’s the approach some companies are taking with their blog posts and content. First, they removed the dateline, then offed the byline and next, the quality of sources and citations declined. Companies have all sorts of...Read More
Data analysis of millions of articles and surveys thousands of bloggers find long-form content outperforms short form A long time ago an agency owner called me into her office. I was being put on a client account that was deemed...Read More
The case for including datelines on content include context, credibility and user experience; those opposed cite evergreen content Should you put dates on your blog posts and content? There are a lot of strong opinions on the right answer to...Read More
Whether you are tallying up your results for the end of the year, or planning programs for the next year, benchmarks provide context for companions. Benchmarks give us a sense of how well we are resourced and what sort of...Read More
A survey of 1,000 bloggers found the average blog post is about 1,100 words long and takes an average of 3.5 hours to write. While length doesn’t necessarily equal quality, bloggers that write longer posts generally report better results. Writers...Read More
When we think of aesthetics in content, we typically think of graphics and images meant to complement or illustrate the text. Although visuals are important, the aesthetics of the text itself can influence how many people consume content and how...Read More
What separates successful bloggers from those that aren’t can be distilled down to three habits: They invest time. They write quality posts. They do this consistently. That’s according to the results of a survey of 1,377 bloggers conducted by Orbit...Read More
You’ve spent weeks or months pitching a key reporter. You’ve read his or her coverage carefully, you’ve watch the tweets, and you persist in pursuit because you are certain your client or company is a topical fit. You finally get...Read More
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