Content marketing is one of the most important lead generation tools. It’s been commanding a greater share of marketers’ attention and budgets for the past few years, and 2015 doesn’t seem to be any different. Content is crucial for nurturing leads in the business-to-business sector, and it can inform their purchasing decisions. Even though content has been a major trend in marketing for the past several years, some companies still struggle to do it effectively.
In 2014, Forrester Research studied 30 different B2B brands to determine how well their content resonated with their audiences, according to Click Z. Unfortunately, only 4 out of the 30 companies succeeded in this area. Marketers need to focus on creating content that buyers want to read. Otherwise, marketing materials often are reduced to product features and why a particular company has the best offering. B2B marketing is highly complex, but marketers need to provide relevant information for prospects. While each brand and its audience is different, conducting tests can reveal which types of content are the most effective.