Infographic: 11 Steps to Successful Content Marketing

Do you know what it takes to build a content marketing program that will drives real results for your business? Follow these 11 steps and you will be on the right track.

Infographic: 11 Steps to Successful Content Marketing

Earlier this year, OpenView published It Takes a Content Factory! a comprehensive guide designed to help expansion-stage technology companies create and deliver the high-impact content that they need to attract and retain great customers. 

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The Airing of Grievances: What’s Your Content Marketing Gripe?!?

Does content marketing ever frustrate you? Does it make you want to pull your hair out some days? Here’s your chance to not only let off some steam, but also to share your insights and advice with your peers from around the world.

Content Marketing Airing of Grievances

In honor of Content Marketing World, which is taking place this week in Cleveland, Ohio, today’s post is all about the challenges we content marketers face. And, let’s be honest, there are plenty of them! Whether it’s getting the executive support we need to be successful, generating enough content to meet demand, or simply working with folks who think they can write but can’t, content marketing isn’t always easy.

That’s why today we are giving you the chance to air your content marketing grievances.

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Content Marketing KPIs: 5 Metrics that Matter

Tracking metrics like unique visitors, bounce rate, and conversion are critical to content marketing success. But choosing the right key performance indicators to measure can be a challenge. Slow down and focus on these five to start.

Content Marketing KPIs: 5 Metrics that Matter

Performance improvement expert H. James Harrington once said, “Measurement is the first step that leads to control and, eventually, to improvement.” For anyone trying to take their content marketing efforts to the next level, his words certainly ring true.

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Your Guide to Creating Award-Winning B2B Video Content

Get your acceptance speech ready. Here are all the how-to basics you need to start rolling out Oscar-winning (or at least customer-coverting) B2B video content.

Your Guide to Creating Award-Winning B2B Video Content

Editor’s note: We would like to thank everyone who voted for our first annual B2B Oscars! The results are in and you can view the winners below!

When B2B marketers set out to launch their content marketing strategy, they typically start by tackling some of the more traditional B2B content formats — case studies, white papers, and corporate blogs.

While those are certainly effective, one new study suggests that a very different content tactic is quickly becoming the content format of choice for B2B buyers: Video.

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Slaying Goliath: How Small Companies Can Compete Against Their Large Competitors

OpenView’s latest eBook provides you with the tips and tactics you’ll need to find and leverage your small business competitive advantage to topple your biggest competitors.

Finding Your Small Business Competitive Advantage

If you are an entrepreneur, you may wonder how small companies can compete and win against their big competitors. It can seem like nothing short of a daunting challenge. After all, big companies have more money, more resources, and more market share. But that doesn’t mean they are invulnerable.

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Customer Service Assessment: How Does Your Company Stack Up?

Customer service can make or break your business. Shouldn’t you know how your company is doing? Our new customer service assessment tool can help!

OpenView Customer Service Assessment Tool

Just about everyone has been on the receiving end of bad customer service at one point or another. A less-than-courteous rep on the phone, a slow response to an issue you are facing — no matter what the flavor, bad customer service can have serious implications for the success of your company. It almost always negatively affects a customer’s experience and, when it happens repeatedly, can attract the kind of bad publicity that damages your brand and undermines your business.

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Crowdsourcing Marketing: Leveraging Customer Engagement for Maximum Impact

Is crowdsourcing marketing the key to unlocking your customers’ enthusiasm so that you can build better products, increase brand recognition, and produce the kind of content they want?

Crowdsourcing Marketing: Leveraging Customer Engagement for Maximum Impact

While crowdsourcing — the process of leveraging a large group of people to execute a specific task — has been around for a long time, it’s only more recently that crowdsourcing marketing has become popular. Today, an increasing number of companies use crowdsourcing marketing to engage and empower their customers, and to encourage those customers to interact with their brand. It’s also a tactic savvy companies are leveraging to generate content, fuel campaign virality, and conduct cost-effective market research.

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Your Quick and Easy Podcasting Primer

The latest guide in OpenView’s Content Snapshot series walks you through everything you’ll need to know to start podcasting, step-by-step.

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In recent years, a lot of companies have jumped aboard the content bandwagon by producing things like a corporate blog, white papers, infographics, eBooks, case studies, and bylined articles. And who could blame them? Those forms of content, after all, are fantastic ways of providing critical value to your customers and prospects, and displaying your company’s expertise and thought leadership.

But what about podcasts?

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