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Buyers today are more informed than ever. They use more information sources than ever, and social media to make informed decisions. Content Marketing is catching more and more attention from players ...

Buyers today are more informed than ever. They use more information sources than ever, and social media to make informed decisions. Content Marketing is catching more and more attention from players like Coca Cola, Cisco, but also Google.

Content Marketing is transforming from an art to a science. The combination of technology and content is becoming a powerful tool in the toolbox of marketers.

What are the big trends fueling this idea of content marketing becoming more and more a science?

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    • RT A SM The rise of CONTENT MARKETING HOW CONTENT MARKETING IS TRANSFORMING FROM ART TO SCIENCE
    • Ad overload Channel overload Changing Buying Behavior Source  :  Qmee Buyers  are  using  social  as  filters  to   cut  information  out  of  the  noise…   @tomdebaere
    • “BUYERS WAIT UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED 60-80% OF THEIR RESEARCH BEFORE REACHING OUT TO VENDORS”. SiriusDecisions
    • THE MILLENIAL EFFECT Use  of  social  media  for  information  or  advice,  by  age 60 The  decision  makers  of  tomorrow   use  social  more  and  more… 50 40 30 Use  in  % 20 10 0 up  to  30 Source : Buyersphere 2012 31-­‐‑40 41-­‐‑50 51-­‐‑60 Older
    • All  of  this  is   changing  the   role  of  sales  and   marketing… @tomdebaere
    • THE LONG LIST Marketing Sales Longlist Shortlist Sale ! @tomdebaere This  is  how  you  used   to  get  on  “the  shortlist”   of  buyers…
    • THE LONG LIST That  long  list  is  less  and  less   influenced  by  marketing  and   sales. So  who  is  influencing   that  list?
    • Yep…them  again… @tomdebaere
    • @tomdebaere
    • We  don’t  trust  CEO’s  or  Marketing,   but  we  DO  trust  our  peers!   @tomdebaere
    • AND THAT’S WHY ALL EMPLOYEES NEEDS TO BUILD TRUST… Customers  and  partners >>> TRUST & INTEREST <<< Marketing Sales Production   &  Logistics Customer   Service ALL YOUR EMPLOYEES @tomdebaere By  answering  questions  to   technical  and  business  issues
    • and  that’s  why  Content  marketing  is   catching  the  a_ention  of  marketers…
    • @  Coca  Cola…
    • @  Cisco…
    • …and  @Google! This  is  what  Google  is  doing… •  Secure  Organic  Search •  Google  Authorship •  Panda  &  Hummingbird @tomdebaere “  Content  is  key  –  clear,   concise,  informative” “Write  for  real  people”
    • Everyone  is   following  the   gold  rush… ©  Velocity
    • Now,  something  interesting   is  happening  down  there… Backbone platforms @tomdebaere
    • 6 BILLION $ IN MARKETING SOFTWARE ACQUISITIONS They  all  happen  to  be  strong   When Buyer advocates  of  content  marketing…   Seller Value 2010 IBM Unica 480  M$ 2012,   2013 Oracle Eloqua,  Compendium,   Responsys 1500  +  30  +  871  M $ 2012 Microsoft MarketingPilot ? 2012,   2013 Adobe Efficient  Frontier,  Auditude,   2500  M$ Day  software,  Demdex,   Neolane 2013 SalesForce ExactTarget/Pardot SAP Still  has  to  buy @tomdebaere 2500  M$
    • CONTENT MAKES SENSE And  in  todays  digital,  content   and  social  driven  world,  it   does  makes  sense…   @tomdebaere
    • SMART CONTENT MARKETING And  that’s  why  content   marketing  is  transforming   from  an  “art”  to  a  “science”… …  about  time  you  explain  me  !
    • PLANNING CONTENT ALONG THE CUSTOMER LIFE-CYCLE WHY we  solve HOW we  solve WHAT we  solve MEANINGFUL Growing Customers New Customers Strangers Visitors Awareness @tomdebaere Leads Consideration Call-­‐‑to-­‐‑action ©  tomdebaere Customers Buying Call-­‐‑to-­‐‑action Promoters Impress Call-­‐‑to-­‐‑action Advocates Enthuse Call-­‐‑to-­‐‑action Advocate Call-­‐‑to-­‐‑action
    • AUTOMATED CONTENT DISTRIBUTION content content content content content content content I’m digging deeper I’m getting ready to buy I’m exploring @tomdebaere
    • RUNNING CONTENT MARKETING AS A BUSINESS Owned •  Conversions,  not  engagement •  End-­‐‑to-­‐‑End  tracking Paid Earned •  Agile  Marketing  techniques •  Darwin  Analytics User   metrics •  Google  Analytics   •  Marketing  automation  suites @tomdebaere ©  tomdebaere Business   Objectives
    • PERSONALIZED AND AUTHENTIC •  Context  –  1  to  1  via  data •  Integrated  marketing  systems  –   using  CRM  and  ERP  data •  Google  Authorship @tomdebaere
    • CONTENT ITSELF IS CHANGING Citrix  Project  Accelerator •  •  •  •  Less  focus  on  SEO Creativity  as  competitive  advantage More  Visual  &  “Snackable” Dynamic  Screen  Experiences •  “Youtulity”  -­‐‑  Content  tools @tomdebaere
    • NEW CONTENT TACTICS •  •  •  •  •  Big  content   Low  effort  content Speed  -­‐‑  Newsjacking  /  Real-­‐‑time Atomization,  Re-­‐‑Use,  Curation “Click-­‐‑baiting”  to  be  avoided @tomdebaere
    • OUTBOUND IS BACK •  •  •  •  About  content,  not  products Email  remains  key Content  promotion   Build  your  community •  Native  Advertising  for  top  of   funnel  content Content ©  tomdebaere @tomdebaere
    • FROM PLATFORM SILOS TO INTEGRATED SYSTEMS •  Single  marketing  platform •  Single  segmentation   •  End-­‐‑to-­‐‑End  reporting •  Consolidation  is  on  its  way  -­‐‑   SAP,  Oracle,  Microsoft,   Salesforce,  Adobe CMS CRM Analytics Marketing   Automation Social   networks Doc Mgmt Webinar tool Lead   nurturing 1 @tomdebaere
    • BUILD COMMUNITIES AROUND BRANDS •  Sounds  very  2008 •  But  soon  great  content   won’t  make  it  on  page  3   of  Google •  Own  the  community @tomdebaere
    • WHAT DOES SMART CONTENT MARKETING TAKE? Vision  and   Strategy Technology Culture  &   organization Digital   marketing   excellence
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