Newsletter | December 23, 2020

12.23.20 -- Follow Your Buyer's Top 10 Articles You Missed In 2020

 
     
 
     
 
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FROM THE EDITOR

 

Follow Your Buyer's sister publications send a Top 10 newsletter right before the holidays. It looks back on the most popular content from the year.

 

We're doing something a bit different: Sharing content that didn't make our Top 10 list. Content that deserves more eyeballs. Content that is written to actually help B2B marketing and sales teams.

 

Enjoy these hidden gems. Thanks for reading. Happy holidays,

 

-Abby

 

(PS - Please enjoy this photo of my dog with Santa and the Grinch)

 

Abby Sorensen

Chief Editor | Follow Your Buyer

asorensen@followyourbuyer.com
 


 

     
5 Stages Of B2B Content Marketing Maturity
 
 

Regardless of company size, industry, or experience, most B2B marketers go through these 5 stages of content marketing competency and maturity.

 
 
 
 
     
The Risk Of Confusing Thought Leadership With Selling
 
 

B2B buyers engage with – and find immense value in –thought leadership content, but only when marketers focus on helping during the early stages of the buyer’s journey (not on selling).

 
 
 
 
     
Write For Someone, Not For Everyone
 
 

Developing accurate buyer personas and tailoring content might sound easy, but it’s arguably the most difficult – and the most important – part of the content marketing process.

 
 
 
 
     
The New Normal In B2B Marketing Is Already Here
 
 

This is a watershed moment for B2B marketers to reallocate marketing budgets to better align with the buyer's journey.

 
     
Imagining An Ideal Application Of Behavioral Analytics In B2B Marketing
 
 

Marketers have a blind spot when it comes to differentiating interest vs. intent, but there is a way to expand the view into the buyer’s journey.

 
     
Outcomes Driven Marketing (ODM): A Model for Business Growth In The Information Age
 
 

Today B2B solution-providers face a very different environment in which prospects, rather than sellers, exercise control over the buyer’s process. The buyer’s ability to discern meaningful value is far greater than the influencing power of a traditional sales pitch.

 
     
The Trouble With Silos
 
 

No one gets excited about adding another meeting to their schedule, but the right kind can offer immediate improvement if you suspect important information is getting trapped in your separate marketing and sales silos.

 
     
The Best Content Marketing Can’t Outperform Bad Sales Follow-up
 
 

A perfectly executed content marketing strategy won’t lead to more revenue unless sales follow-up is existent, effective, and consistent.

 
     
2 Missing Pieces Of Your Marketing Attribution Puzzle
 
 

Measuring ROI in B2B marketing is easier with multi-touch and multi-contact attribution models that shed light on the entire buyer’s journey.

 
     
From The Editor: An Insider’s Take On B2B Events
 
 

I love B2B events, sales reps love events, some marketers love events – but that doesn't mean events should eat up so much budget that you can’t effectively reach your target prospects in other, more cost-effective ways.