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Marvel Marketing Minute – Surefire Ways to Establish Thought Leadership

Marvel Marketing Minute – Surefire Ways to Establish Thought Leadership

“Thought leadership” is one of those buzzwords that gets tossed around all the time. But unlike other buzzwords that are trendy one day and groan-worthy the next (I’m looking at you, “guru”, “blogosphere”, and “low-hanging fruit”), this one is actually vital to your marketing efforts.

As a thought leader, you’re a go-to authority in your industry. You’re the first person (or company) that everyone thinks of. You’re the one that everyone looks to when there’s a new industry development. In other words, you’re the top dog.

So, how do you actually establish thought leadership?

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Posted by Nicole Pytel in Brand Awareness, Content, Lead Generation, Marvel Marketing Minute
Strategize Your Way to Video Marketing Success with This Superhero Step-By-Step Guide

Strategize Your Way to Video Marketing Success with This Superhero Step-By-Step Guide

Whether they’re product demo videos, videos that welcome people to your website, or video newsletters that nurture leads, video marketing is one of the best tools in a marketer’s arsenal.

Just how effective can video marketing be?

  • 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every single day
  • 100 million hours of video are watched on Facebook every single day
  • Marketers who use video grow revenue 49% faster than marketers who don’t 
  • Using video in an email can lead to click-through rates that are 200%-300% higher
  • Including video on a landing page can increase conversions by 80%
  • 90% of viewers surveyed say that product videos help them make purchasing decisions

However, with so much competition in today’s landscape, you can’t post a video or two and call it a day. One-offs will not lead to success. Instead, you need a bonafide video marketing strategy.

Here’s a three-step plan for creating one:

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Posted by Nicole Pytel in Brand Awareness, Content, Lead Generation
Hosting a Webinar? Here’s Your 7-Week Prep Plan

Hosting a Webinar? Here’s Your 7-Week Prep Plan

Planning a webinar? Got the topic and speaker already figured out?

Great!

Now what?

The prep work you do now will determine how successful your webinar actually is. And you have to start early. Check out this superhero-approved 7-week prep plan:

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Posted by Marvel Marketers in Best Practices, Brand Awareness, Content, Education, Lead Generation
Did You See All of Those Big Content Marketing Lessons During Super Bowl LIII?

Did You See All of Those Big Content Marketing Lessons During Super Bowl LIII?

The end of football season is officially upon us. If you’re a New England Patriots fan, you’re probably exhausted from celebrating, while all other fans are busy saying “wait til next year.”

In between all of the action on the field, did you notice that there were some big content marketing lessons during Super Bowl LIII?

Here’s how you can use America’s most-watched sporting event to your content marketing advantage.

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Posted by Nicole Pytel in Brand Awareness, Content, Lead Generation
What is Content? The Answer is More Complicated Than You Think!

What is Content? The Answer is More Complicated Than You Think!

“What is content?”

It sounds like a really easy question, right? All of the stuff you see published on the web (including this blog post!) is content.

At the end of 2018, 50% of organizations surveyed said they planned on increasing their content marketing budget over the next year. If you want to increase your brand awareness, thought leadership, and ROI, you have to dig deeper into the definition of “content.”

So, what makes for great content?

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Posted by Nicole Pytel in Brand Awareness, Content, Lead Generation

Spelling out a Successful Content Marketing Strategy

In most companies, content marketing is either considered a blessing or a curse.

Organizations that have access to professionals who can strategize and create proper content know it’s a blessing because they’re establishing thought leadership, brand awareness, and relationships with prospects. But for the companies that don’t have a content strategy in place—or a specialist to actually carry it out—it can feel like you’re cursed to play second-fiddle to your competitors forever.

But what exactly is “proper” content? How do you create the right strategy?

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Posted by Marvel Marketers in Best Practices, Brand Awareness, Content, Lead Generation

The Marketo Webinar Features You Should be Using, Like, Now

Our superheroes just hosted a great webinar on Marketo’s new Data Retention Policy, and we want to share some of our success strategies with you! Hosting a webinar can raise awareness for your business, help you develop trust with your target audience, and boost your email list. Luckily, Marketo makes it easy to set one up–-but are you using webinars to your full potential?

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Posted by Marvel Marketers in Best Practices, Brand Awareness, Content, Education, Marketing Automation, Optimization
4 Quick Tips on How to Jump into Marketo for Newbies

4 Quick Tips on How to Jump into Marketo for Newbies

You’ve already purchased Marketo, so you know what a great tool it is and how it can take your marketing to new heights. But where to start?

Here are a few tips on how to dip a toe (or 4) into this deep pool of complex software before you dive in.

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Posted by Marvel Marketers in Additional Resources, Brand Awareness, Education, Marketing Automation

How to Tell if Your Content Deserves a Crown (or Exile)

I know you hear it.

That not-so-subtle chant of “Content is king!” ringing in your ears.  But I won’t bother reminding you why content should be the driving force of your overall marketing (and marketing automation) strategy, because you already know.

Instead, I’d like to discuss the real topic at hand: How to spot the really great content from the “just OK” stuff.

Whether you produce your content internally or outsource it, telling the difference between the good, the bad and the just plain ugly copy isn’t always easy. To help you determine whether or not your content is deserving of its kingly status, or needs some lessons in royal behavior, here’s a few questions you can ask: Continue reading →

Posted by Marvel Marketers in Best Practices, Brand Awareness, Content, Marketing Automation, Optimization, Social Media