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2 key ingredients for successful demand-gen

Remember the famous tagline for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? “Two great tastes that taste great together.” Whether or not you happen to be a peanut butter-and-chocolate fan, content and demand-gen definitely go great together. But to drive qualified leads, you need to combine the two

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Avoiding writer roulette—and the consequences of hiring bad writers

“Writer roulette” is never fun. If you play, you’ll lose.

If you’re reading this post, chances are you’ve played this miserable game. Here’s the typical setup: You’re under pressure to get something produced. It could be a blog post, a white paper, an executive presentation, an

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Is Weak Content Slowing Down Your Lead-Gen Efforts?

Congratulations, marketer.

You’ve implemented your shiny new marketing automation (Marketo, Pardot, HubSpot, or some similar tool). As part of the demand-gen effort, you’ve built personas for the purchasers and influencers involved in your buyer’s journey. You’ve created lead-generation campaigns and assets to capture and incubate leads.

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What makes a smart paper ‘smart’?

You have to get up pretty early to outsmart the competition with content these days. And that often means finding clever ways to deliver your message on smartphones and tablets, as well as the venerable laptop. The challenge for marketers is to connect with customers

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