Ignite Your B2B Content Marketing Effectiveness at #C2C16
By Knute Sands
The opportunity to surround yourself with top content thought leaders and practitioners is one that you should always take. That’s just what we will be doing February 15 -17 at the 2016 B2B Content2Conversion conference in Scottsdale Arizona.
We’ll be packing our bags and leaving the cold Minnesota climate for warmer weather and three days filled with top-notch B2B content marketing education. But before we dig into that, lets review the current state of content marketing for B2B marketers and why conferences like this are so essential.
A recent Content Marketing Institute study revealed that a full 88% of B2B marketers have adopted some form of content marketing. Go a layer deeper in this same study and you’ll discover that 55% of these same folks are unsure what B2B content marketing effectiveness really looks like. Is it time to pump the brakes on content marketing? Or, are half of B2B marketers simply missing the mark?
At TopRank Marketing, we’ve had the pleasure of partnering with amazing brands and thought leaders on numerous B2B content marketing initiatives. And the picture of success is slightly different for each program. But despite these differences, there’s one common thread among effective B2B content marketing initiatives: we know exactly what success looks like before we publish a single piece of content.
There are countless resources and tools available online for B2B marketers looking to ignite their content marketing skills. But in truth, the best way to learn is from peers. Which is exactly I plan on doing at this great upcoming conference. Below is a preview of some of the sessions I’m most excited about attending at this years B2B Content2Conversion conference.
SEO for Content Marketers
Speaker: Lee Odden, CEO, TopRank Marketing
Date & Time: Wednesday February 17th, 2:40pm
As search engine algorithms continue to evolve, so too should the nature of our SEO skill-set. According to LinkedIn data, SEO is one of the most in-demand skills for 2016. With today’s increasingly self-directed business buyers, content that is easily found through search is even more crucial and important for marketers. This presentation will cover how smart B2B marketers are integrating SEO with content. Other topics include the importance of mobile and other recent changes with Google that B2B content marketers need to be aware of. Lastly, this presentation will cover content SEO best practices.
For a rare one-on-one session with Lee, also check out:
Content Tune-up session at C2C:
Date & time: Wednesday, 2/17, 10:45 – 11:30 AM
Content Tuneup – 15-Minute 1:1s With The Expert
Location: North Foyer Hallway
The New Rules And Realities of Sales And Marketing
Speaker: David Meerman Scott, Author, The New Rules of Marketing & PR
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 16th at 8:45am
There are new rules for growing business, spreading ideas and generating attention in our always-on, Web-driven world. Advanced planning is out – speed and agility are in! Scale and media buying power are no longer a decisive advantage. …read more
Source:: Top Rank Blog