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Your Guide to Effective Storytelling in B2B Content Marketing

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a guy who understands content. He was the featured keynote speaker at Content Marketing World three years ago, and his company HitRecord empowers creators to collaborate and produce awesome stuff together. Joseph Gordon-Levitt also understands storytelling. He is an actor, director, producer, and writer who has appeared in numerous beloved movies and TV shows. His work…

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Incredible Content Marketing: 6 Tips for Infusing Credibility into B2B Content

One of my favorite moments from The Simpsons is when the hilariously incompetent physician Dr. Nick burns down a building by mishandling a clearly marked chemical tank, and then exclaims, “Inflammable means flammable?! What a country!” via GIPHY “Incredible” is a word that can spark similar cognitive dissonance for marketers. Sure, it might technically be defined as “impossible to…

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50 Top B2B Content Marketing Influencers To Follow in 2021 #CMWorld

The all-virtual Content Marketing World 2020 is upon us. As the largest content marketing conference in the world, CMWorld brings together a stellar array of talented professionals who are loaded with curiosity for future trends, marketing knowledge, and aspirations for new successes in the post-pandemic world. For the past 12 years leading marketers from all over the world have…

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New Research: How B2B Content Marketers Are Impacted and Pivoting During the Pandemic

Each year, Content Marketing Institute releases a new version of its B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends report, providing a timely contextual snapshot of the discipline at large and its ever-shifting landscape. Needless to say, this year’s edition hits differently. While there is always change and evolution afoot in the annual study’s findings, 2020 has been a year…

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Best of B2B Marketing: Get Inspired for 2021 with These Top 10 Content Marketing Posts

Content encompasses nearly everything we read, view, or listen to this pandemic year, and as our CEO Lee Odden said long ago, it’s also part of the reason the need for search began in the first place. We’re especially proud of the content marketing successes our team at TopRank Marketing have achieved during this topsy-turvy 2020, for a wide-range…

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10 Expert Pointers To Create Better B2B Content With Authentic Influence

How does authentic content help drive better customer experience? And how does influence help optimize B2B content marketing performance? Both of these are important questions for today’s B2B marketers heading into the uncertainty of 2021, where we face falling organic social reach and declining brand trust. To help guide the way we have gathered together the answers to these…

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How B2B Marketers Can Get Closer to Their Customers

Last year I finished up my fifth full year as a B2B marketer. A lot has changed in that half decade. When I started, there was a growing movement: “B2B marketing doesn’t have to be boring.”  Now we’ve finally moved on to, “B2B marketing can’t afford to be boring.” We’ve finally acknowledged that B2B buyers are people — they…

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Pitfall! Steering Clear of 5 Common B2B Content Marketing Missteps

It’s been almost 40 years since Pitfall!, the classic side-scrolling platformer for the original Atari, was first released. David Crane’s creation went on to become one of the first console video game hits, selling more than 4 million copies, and is now remembered as an influential breakthrough for the medium. Why did Pitfall! gain such rampant popularity? Because it…

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