Content Marketing has become Video Marketing

Posted by Nathan Jajan on Sep 22, 2017 1:28:27 PM

 

History of Video in the Industry: In 1981, MTV launched the prophetic one hit wonder, “Video Killed the Radio Star”. Remembered by its catchy tune but personified by the sentiment that traditional media was dead. The lyrics, “Rewritten by machine on new technology” seems timeless as marketer’s struggle to adapt to new technologies in the B2B domain in 2017. With an ever-cluttered advertising space, how do companies differentiate themselves in content marketing. The answer is video. From a study done by Animoto, 4 times as many customers would rather watch a video about a product than read about it. The concept of video marketing originated on the television screen in the 1940’s. However, the 21st century has been defined by a different black mirror: the cell phone. The dot com boom brought about the great social media companies that occupy our every waking moment. YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram make up the conglomerate that governs both social and video marketing today.

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Topics: B2B Content, B2B Content Strategy, Video Marketing

Can a Product Be Too Good?

Posted by Josh Brummett on Sep 13, 2017 11:07:12 AM

 

Yesterday, at its Steve Jobs Theater in their new headquarters, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced what he referred to as “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone”, the iPhone X.

"Ten years later, it is only fitting that we are here in this place, on this day to reveal a product that will set the path for technology for the next decade," Cook said, calling the iPhone X "the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone." 

The amazing device has a “super retina” display with unprecedented resolution, it unlocks with facial recognition, it’s faster, it charges wirelessly, it’s configured for augmented reality, and yes it makes phone calls. And it also starts at $999.

Apple has been testing the top of the market for a long time. From its original workstation computers in the 1980’s to the luxury versions of the Apple Watch, the company clearly seeks to intersect its status as an ultra-premium brand with demand for exclusive technology and brand affinity. After all, brands like Louis Vuitton get $2500 for a handbag based on their brand and one could argue Apple’s brand is more popular—why not try for the same thing?

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Topics: B2B Content, B2B Content Strategy

Real Estate For Sale Signs: A Content Marketing Opportunity

Posted by Nick Greco on Sep 6, 2017 11:01:03 AM

 

The humble For Sale sign is such a fixture in residential neighborhoods that you barely notice it. It’s the only thing in real estate that seems to never evolve, as the changes in real estate have mostly been digital. Often consumers find interesting properties online before seeking a realtor, which creates a more informed marketplace. And with so many photos and 360 tours available at their fingertips, consumers can see attributes of a home they like or dislike before visiting a property.

But despite a ton of property-specific content, sellers often struggle to differentiate or command a premium, beyond the externalities within their specific sub-market. Neighborhood comps and price-per-square foot largely dictate what a house will sell for. Location, location, location wins almost every time.

Because its pricing is efficiently driven by the market, it could be argued that real estate is largely a commodity. But any good marketer knows that the goal is to escape commoditization through differentiation—and find buyers who appreciate your product’s premium differentiators.

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Topics: B2B Content, B2B Content Strategy

Content Marketing with 3D Product Animation

Posted by Denis McInerny on Jul 11, 2017 10:13:27 AM

B2B marketers are leveraging new mediums to demonstrate their technology, premium differentiators, and profitably grow within key markets. We work in a digital world with every brand's constant stream of content competes across platforms ranging from social media, to blogs and industry events. No matter what industry you are in you want your brand to have a regular schedule of video postings, social media, and anything possible to engage with your customers and prospects. But the reality is that some products require marketers to go to greater lengths to explain. Some products jump off the page and demand an awesome video while others may require more technical content demonstrating specifications, features and engineering detail. What is the solution for these more challenge marketing opportunities? 

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Topics: B2B Marketing, B2B Content Strategy, animation, 3D

How to Strategize Content Writing for (Distracted) Online Reading Styles (Infographic)

Posted by Owen Matson, Ph.D. on Apr 25, 2017 7:23:57 PM
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Topics: Content Strategy, Content Writing, Content Marketing, B2B Content Writing, B2B Content Strategy

One Brand, Many Targets: Developing Content Across Verticals

Posted by Owen Matson, Ph.D. on Apr 24, 2017 9:02:56 AM

Marketers know all-too-well that successful content strategy requires the ability to engage a target audience.  Engaging a single audiences in is challenging enough. But brands often target markets in multiple verticals.  As a result, Marketers commonly grapple with greater challenges:

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Topics: B2B Content, B2B Digital Marketing, B2B Content Strategy, Marketing Across Verticals

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