The traditional buying cycle is no longer a linear process. Online marketing content has empowered buyers to take a DIY approach to researching and evaluating products without interacting with sales until later stages of the buy cycle. By properly predicting what your prospect wants, and how they desire to interact with online content, it’s still very possible to reach them.
These days, we know that content is essential for building your business. But what kind of content should you create? Infographics or web-based video? Case studies or white papers? Which work best?
Nothing says Fourth of July like fireworks, especially those large-scale displays at theme parks and shopping malls. If you pay close attention to such displays, you’ll notice that you’re not seeing just one type of pyrotechnic, but a multitude integrated together for maximum impact. Like pyrotechnicians, marketers increasingly understand that just one form of outreach is no longer adequate for fully grabbing the attention of busy buyers these days.
We all have them—those periodic major announcements that give us something to really blow our horns about. But what do you talk about in the lull between the “big stuff” like new product launches, key customer wins or industry partnerships? To augment those major announcements you have a time or two each year, it’s important to generate a secondary, regular flow of interesting content to keep your marketing momentum going in between.