Successful B2B content marketing is connecting with your archetypal B2B buyer at every stage of their buying journey.
Day in, day out, marketers everywhere create content that goes unnoticed, to content landfill. Doug Kessler calls this a deluge of crap.
Faced with this overwhelming surplus of content, B2B buyers select, filter out, and engage only with content that is relevant to them, their purpose and their passion.
In this post I argue the case for gathering more meaningful B2B buyer insights to construct solid B2B buyer personas to guide our content creation and connect with our prospective buyers.
The connection between B2B buyer insights and content creation
Gathering buyer insights and creating content are closely linked disciplines, the former occurring earlier than the latter, by some margin. To see the relative position of the two disciplines, I've outlined the content marketing spectrum below.
This presentation comes from the Content Marketing Essentials webinar series I produced for Idio, the content intelligence platform, built to help marketers think and act more strategically with their content marketing.