In this post (originally published on B2B Marketing Magazine), I dedicate a poem to my fellow B2B marketers. It’s a poem about avoiding publishing marketing content that totally sucks. I’ll get to it in about three minutes, but first I thought I’d share with you the disappointing B2B marketing circumstances that inspired me to write it. I have a sneaking suspicion the scenario will be all too familiar to you… … Your marketing sucks – a B2B poem
“To deliver marketing activity that stacks the odds in your favour of delivering growth, the first step is a great brief. You must challenge and work with the business to understand:
1) where your best sources of growth lie;
2) what is stopping the business from unlocking those opportunities; and
3) how will we know if we’re on the right track?”
courtesy of Stack for Business
This great 2017 chart from BBH, based upon research from Kantar Millward Brown, shows that delivering one message is more effective than delivering many.
There’s a lesson in here for all marketing communicators… Bill Bernbach’s letter to the owners of Grey Advertising on Fifth Avenue where he was Creative Director. (Via ‘Letters of Note’ and @VikkiRossWrites).
Following my team winning the Content Marketing Campaign of the Year award at last year’s B2B Marketing Awards (#ShamelessHumblebrag ;-), I was delighted to be interviewed by B2B Marketing Magazine earlier this year for one of their print editions. The topic of conversation was how to prove the value of content marketing. Here are the questions and I was asked, and a quick summary of the opinions I offered… … 5 helpful tips to prove the value of your B2B content marketing
I make a prediction about B2B marketing below – one that I’m fairly certain of – but first, some sunshine… … Here’s an absolutely certain B2B marketing prediction 😉