Some things never go out of style, and that includes the rules for great content. Almost seven years ago, before content marketing was really a “thing,” The Content Factor published a piece about writing white papers. I often think that we should update it. Yet, whenever I read it, I am amazed at how relevant.
For the last few years, surveys and studies show that B2B content marketers rank “producing engaging content” as one of their top challenges. I’ve wondered about this, as there are plenty of great agencies and talented writers who would love to help these companies overcome that particular challenge. Then it struck me. It’s not really.
OK, so I used a cliché in the headline, but there is definitely a pestilence of business jargon in today’s workplace. This epidemic is evidenced by the popularity of the video, “Stuff Business People Say,” the infographic, “50 Horrible Clichés You Need to Stop Writing and Saying Right Now,” and the dozens of articles with.
In the recent B2B content marketing survey from from CMI and MarketingProfs, a whopping 60% of respondents ranked “producing engaging content” a top challenge for 2016. Hmm. It seems that for many B2B content marketers, one of the hardest parts of the job is creating the actual content. No surprise here. One of the most.