Video Content that Engineers Value

The cardinal rule in content marketing is to engage your audience quickly. If you don’t, they will click away. It may seem ruthless, but this is the nature of a fast-paced world and short user attention spans. That’s why video content can be such an effective marketing tool. Good videos capture attention. They are faster,... Continue Reading →

Quick Checklist for a Product Launch

One of the most important and stressful responsibilities for a marketing team is supporting a new product launch. Everyone is excited about the upcoming product. Your colleagues and managers are hoping for a big impact. The whole company is looking at their marketing to create a buzz at launch time. Obviously, the worst possible thing... Continue Reading →

Recruiting Engineers? Marketing Can Help

The widespread shortage of technical and engineering skills has been exasperated further by the pandemic. Even though some companies have been forced to downsize due to the pandemic, the demand for engineering talent still far exceeds supply, according to research from Terminal, a company that builds remote engineering teams for its clients. Likely none of... Continue Reading →

How to Master Short-form Marketing Content

Last month, the Maven wrote a post offering tips for writing and producing long-form marketing content, such as white papers and research reports. This month, we’ll explore short form. If long form is anything over 1,000 words, then short form is anything less. The majority of marketing content your company produces is likely short form,... Continue Reading →

Tips for Mastering Long-Form Content

The vast majority of web content is short: listicles of a few hundred words, Snapchats that disappear, tweets with character limits, web pages with more images than the copy. And yet, long-form content—typically 1,000 words or more—is extremely important to both industrial marketers and their audience of engineers and technical professionals. You might be able... Continue Reading →

Simplify ROI Measurement

Demonstrating Return on Investment (ROI) is challenging for many marketers. Executives are demanding more accountability from marketing: What, exactly, are we getting for all this money we spend on marketing? At the same time, marketing is complex, the buying cycle is long, and prospects typically interact with your company and content multiple times through multiple... Continue Reading →

Will Apple’s Privacy Changes Hurt Email Marketing?

Source: primestockphotograpy - stock.adobe.com Apple’s recent announcement about protecting users’ privacy has marketers wondering about the implications for their email marketing efforts. Some pundits are declaring the end of email marketing, while others are mostly shrugging off Apple’s maneuvers. Nothing is scheduled to take effect until September when a new version of the Apple operating... Continue Reading →

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