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  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report Earn Buy-In For Content Marketing's Silo-Busting Benefits

    Business Case: The Content Marketing Playbook
    November 17, 2017 | Ryan Skinner

    Most companies today practice content marketing — in dozens, if not hundreds, of pockets — leading to duplicative activity, over spending, and inconsistent customer experiences. B2C marketers...

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    Report Content Marketing Starts With Strategy

    Road Map: The Content Marketing Playbook
    November 8, 2017 | Ryan Skinner

    Among marketing leaders surveyed by Forrester, more than half said their content marketing activities were "still immature." At the same time, they concede that based on how customers behave and...

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    Report Seize Control Of Your Content Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Content Marketing Playbook
    November 6, 2017 | Ryan Skinner, Erna Alfred Liousas

    Today's empowered and digitally connected customers engage less with traditional advertising messages. However, they are interested in useful and valuable content that can improve their lives, help...

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    Report Deliver Valuable Media And Customer Experiences With Valuable Content

    Vision: The Content Marketing Playbook
    November 3, 2017 | Ryan Skinner

    Today's customers have never had richer options when it comes to accessing media and information from anywhere, on a variety of devices. But with great power comes great ability to avoid unwanted...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Getting A Grip On Seller-Focused Content

    Leverage Content Marketing Best Practices For An Effective Seller Experience
    October 31, 2017 | Caroline Robertson

    B2B marketers have learned great content is a key component for engaging buyers. And they need to apply that learning to internal content to enable and train sales. Marketing, often unknowingly,...

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    Report Get Customer Obsessed With Your Content Marketing Processes

    Processes: The Content Marketing Playbook
    October 27, 2017 | Ryan Skinner

    Traditional marketing processes implode on contact with content marketing because: the rapid and ongoing publishing cycle strains obsolete production and approval machinery; signals from the market...

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    Report Master Content Marketing To Drive Engagement, Credibility, And Preference

    Executive Overview: The Content Marketing Playbook
    October 24, 2017 | Ryan Skinner

    The content marketing playbook helps marketing leadership professionals design and deploy successful content marketing to drive engagement, credibility, and — ultimately — preference by: 1)...

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    Report Content Marketing Platforms Aim To Align Teams

    Tools And Technology: The Content Marketing Playbook
    September 28, 2017 | Ryan Skinner

    Marketing teams turn to specialist software to manage a tremendous variety of content for production, approval, and publication; Forrester calls these specialist offerings content marketing...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Peer Stories And Credible Data Attract And Engage B2B Buyers

    Use Short-Form Interactive Content To Capture Customers' Attention
    September 7, 2017 | Laura Ramos

    Business purchase decision makers want content — supported with evidence- and fact-based viewpoints — that comes from other customers and unbiased sources. They also prefer to consume content...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report The Strategic Messaging Assessment

    Evaluate Your Message Management Discipline
    June 28, 2017 | Lori Wizdo

    Business marketers know that communication can become muddled — affecting customer experience and engagement outcomes — as different stakeholders engage with customers without the connective tissue...

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    Report B2B Marketers Must Step Up Message Management

    A Strategic Messaging Architecture Helps Marketing And Sales Stimulate, Sustain, And Scale Consistent Communication
    June 28, 2017 | Lori Wizdo

    Savvy B2B marketers know that contextual, relevant content helps their company connect with customers in all stages of the life cycle. But communication can become muddled if different stakeholders...

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    Report The Rise Of Content Intelligence

    Next-Generation Technologies Combine To Infuse Content With Value
    May 15, 2017 | Mark Grannan

    As customer expectations fuel personalization efforts, application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders must help content practitioners create more content to suit every context and permutation...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Making Content Customizable Helps Both Sales And Marketing

    Get Off The Ad Hoc Content Treadmill And Embrace Bespoke Content
    April 26, 2017 | Steven Wright

    B2B marketers have a lack of visibility into methods for customizing content and manners in which sellers use it. By leveraging sales enablement automation (SEA) capabilities, sales enablement...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Content Marketing Platforms, Q2 2017

    Percolate And Sprinklr Lead The Field With Brand Orchestration Vision
    April 18, 2017 | Ryan Skinner

    In our 37-criteria evaluation of content marketing platform (CMP) providers, we identified the nine most significant ones — Contently, Kapost, NewsCred, Opal, Percolate, ScribbleLive, Skyword,...

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    Report Content Intelligence: Algorithms Assign Meaning And Value To Content

    How Artificial Intelligence Technologies Help Marketers Resolve The Content Paradox
    March 23, 2017 | Erna Alfred Liousas, Ryan Skinner

    Your content is dumb — the systems that store and deliver it have no inkling of what it's actually about. Tagging is, at best, unsystematic; at worst, it's absent or inappropriate. Content...

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    Report Breakout Vendors: Content Intelligence For Marketing

    Acrolinx, Idio, And Persado Use Content Intelligence To Raise Brands' Content Quality
    March 23, 2017 | Erna Alfred Liousas, Ryan Skinner

    Marketers understand the crucial role that content plays in their brands' growth and business development, but they lack the manpower, budget, or — sometimes — the capability to maintain and...

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    Report Empathetic Content: The Key To Engaging B2B Buyers

    Benchmarks Show That B2B Marketers Must Humanize Website Content To Captivate Customers
    March 13, 2017 | Laura Ramos, Jacob Milender

    Engaging content can catalyze new business opportunities as well as cross-sell and upsell conversations. Nowhere does the struggle to produce compelling business-to-business (B2B) content continue...

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    Report Your Brand Needs Content Governance Now

    Better Content Management Models Make Marketing Content More Accurate, On-Brand, Reusable, And Effective
    February 22, 2017 | Ryan Skinner, Jessica Liu

    Your brand is churning out all kinds of content at a high rate, but inconsistencies in that content are confusing your customers. Content marketers make things worse with their quixotic...

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    Report Five Marketing Asset Management Secrets

    Marketers Need Defined Processes, Roles, Templates, Metadata Strategies, And Rules
    February 21, 2017 | Ryan Skinner

    Asset management has evolved in a few short years from a quick fix for sharing or storing large, rich media files to a crucial differentiator of successful marketing teams. As dispersed teams...

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    Report Valuable Content Is Every Marketing Team's Job

    Organization: The Content Marketing Playbook
    January 30, 2017 | Ryan Skinner

    Content marketing asks something more of marketers' content; it demands storytelling and a focus on building audiences and maintaining interest. Marketing organizations have long possessed only the...

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    Report How To Measure Social Programs

    Performance Management: The Social Marketing Playbook
    January 9, 2017 | Melissa Parrish, Samantha Ngo, Jessica Liu

    Social measurement is the bane of many marketers' existence. Marketers feel stuck with engagement metrics that don't tell them anything about the business impact of their social programs. This...

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    Report Stop Pushing Unwanted Content To Customers

    Landscape: The Content Marketing Playbook
    January 5, 2017 | Ryan Skinner

    Customers have abundant sources of information to drive their purchases, and a new one's never more than a click away. This dynamic hurts marketers who push unwanted content and rewards those who...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Increase The Payoff For B2B Events With Digital Immersion

    Four Digital Best Practices Make Events More Contextual And Engaging
    January 4, 2017 | Laura Ramos

    In a post-digital world, business-to-business (B2B) buyers expect fluidity between digital and physical experiences. Representing the largest chunk of the marketing budget, events fail to take full...

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    Report The State Of Marketing Content Spending

    US Marketers Will Spend 8% Of Their Marketing Programs' Budgets On Content This Year And Digital Agencies Will Benefit
    December 12, 2016 | Ryan Skinner

    Marketing leaders increasingly recognize how content facilitates purchase journeys, customer service, and customer relationships, leading to greater and greater content investment. Marketers will...

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    Report Better Content Insights From Better Dashboards

    Build Or Adopt Better Tools To Ensure Content Performance Is Informed By Business Outcomes
    December 8, 2016 | Ryan Skinner

    Creating relevant content that helps customers and generates results for the business is hard. Those who commission, create, manage, and distribute content need to be able to see, quickly, what...