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10 Simple Ways To Think About Content Marketing

68% Don't Have A Written Content Plan - Gerry Moran

Content marketing is not as complex and complicated as we make it be.  You don’t have to be an Einstein to be successful. Einstein himself said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” So, let’s talk about a simple content marketing strategy! Many marketers and sales professionals still struggle with the concept of modern marketing. They struggle with social media profiles, improving their reputation currency, and using content to develop an audience – so the by-product of all of these actions is more sales and higher…
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3 Easy Ideas To Get Customers To Pay For Content

Content Marketing | MarketingThink.com | @GerryMoran

Is your gated content worth the relationship currency you’re asking your customers to pay? What you think is valuable content may be considered worthless to the customer on their buying journey! Like a toll road, gated content full of how-to insight and relevant research is likely the quickest way for your client to reach their decision destination. However, this swift and easy access comes at a price. Do your customers value your content marketing enough to provide their contact information, email address or social sign-in credentials? This CRM contribution is…
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Stop Being Snubbed On The Buyer’s Journey!

If you were a hitchhiker on the B2B highway, would customers pick you up? Or, would they stick their disapproving and down-turned thumb out? Many new prospects and consumers might consider you a traditional selling stranger – who will scare, bother and inundate them with unwelcome emails – and an unworthy candidate to help them solve their business challenges. Today’s sales reps need to be social selling and content marketing experts to help position them as a stop-over  on their customer’s journey. The Social Selling Facts 92% of customers would…
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If You Blog And No One Reads It Did You Really Write It?

If you write a blog post and no one reads it, did you really write it? Hmmm. Now that’s a question for a content marketing guru, ninja or king to answer. Many marketers have met the challenge of finding and motivating co-workers, internal thought leaders and executive leadership to write blogs. These subject matter experts (SME) are an excellent reputation-building resources a brand. This blogging ‘win’ is huge, since only a few years ago finding in-house content creators was like finding a four-leaf clover. While some marketers have solved the…
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Can Content Marketing Accelerate Sales Pipeline?

ontent Vs. Phone | MarketingThink.com | @GerryMoran

Can posting the right content for the right customer on the right channel at the right time really speed up a sale? When it’s put that way, that type of sales success sounds more like it’s driven by publishing instead of selling, right? I thought only call-blitzing sales rep could make a sale close faster. So, here’s a news flash! Successful sales reps and marketers need to be good at publishing, too. Good content skills speed up the quota-busting long game. If you are not integrating your content marketing strategy…
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Social Selling Is More Than A Set Of Tools

Social Selling Tools | MarketingThink.com | @GerryMoran

You can’t build a house without the right tools. Just because you have the right tools does not mean you can build a house that is sturdy and will inspire people to visit or buy it. The same goes for social selling. You need the right social media and content tools to succeed, or at least come closer to meeting quota. However, the tools, like LinkedIn Navigator, alone do not equate to building a winning social selling program. You Need 3-part Blueprint To Succeed At Social Selling Successful sales organizations will…
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Break Off The Social Media Engagement

Social Media Engagement | MarketingThink.com | @GerryMoran

We need to end the love affair we have with the social media engagement metric. It’s time to break off the engagement and begin to ask the hard questions to understand how to measure the meaningful triggers that convert customers into long-term relationships. How many times have you heard a marketer who sets a business goal to drive ‘engagement?’ What does that metric really mean, anyway? The definition of social media engagement is so broad that it’s almost meaningless in the context with the ability to impact business. The Definition…
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Is Your Kingdom Interested In Your Content?

Content Is King | MarketingThink.com

80% of B2B decision makers visit vendor-independent communities, vendor-sponsored forums, and LinkedIn at least monthly for business purposes, says Marketing Charts. I’d call these communities the customer conten kingdoms! This analogy derived from when I read bedtime stories to my children, Reily and Taylor, and I got to the story about the king. You know, where content is king. My kids always loved that part and invariably asked me “What if the kingdom does not think the king is interesting? Doesn’t the kingdom need to be interested in what the…
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15 Resources To Help Improve Your Personal Branding

Personal branding | MarketingThink.com

Strong personal branding will help you sustain a solid career, develop a deeper relevant network and help you advance your agenda. You probably are not doing it as good as you could.     You see, the biggest barrier to your personal branding success is the lack of planning, strategizing and goal-setting. You need to do a little soul searching, self-assessment and checking out what’s underneath your ‘hood’ to get the most out of your personal brand on LinkedIn, Twitter and blogging. Before you jump and make changes, you need…
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5 Content Marketing Plays To Win At Social Selling

Content Marketing Play | MarketngThink.com

Content marketing or social selling success is not as easy as turning on a switch. Using content for sales plays to connect with audiences to drive specific results has proven successful for many marketers and sales organizations. Having a content action plan or play on your chalkboard will help you move the move the sale forward toward the goal. 5 Ways To Use Content To Become A Better Social Selling Rep 1. Blogging is the 24-7 extension of your brand – helping you articulate your expertise and point of view…
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