Content Marketing Consulting
Business and tech buyers are reasonably curious but terribly distracted: Content consumption behaviors follow suit. Customers want to engage with you, but on their terms. They expect content that is relevant, compelling, and valuable, and they expect to self-serve that content across all the channels and formats they prefer.
Increase demand and generate leads
Digital marketing is the new normal. B2B buyers don’t want sales to be their primary source of research. Fifty-three percent of buyers find going online superior to interacting with a salesperson.
Powerful content is a necessity for any B2B marketing strategy. Forrester’s content marketing offerings help marketers increase demand and generate leads.
Actual outcomes from Forrester content programs:
- 200% increase in pipeline
- 12% increase in lead conversion
- 269 media outlet reposts
75% of buyers will search the internet before engaging in person.
Showcase business value
Business value metrics are critical at each stage of the buyer journey. Decisions to investigate a new solution often start with an economic motivation.
Business and tech buyers tell us that above all else, they need a business case that:
- Is customizable to their organization
- Includes an estimate ROI
- Was prepared by an independent third party
Forrester’s Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) practice develops business value justification content programs that showcase the ROI of your solution, for use at every stage of your customer’s journey.
Nearly 70% of technology decision-makers seek a business case when making a B2B technology purchase.
Position my company as a thought leader
B2B organizations must position themselves as thought leaders to compete. Successful thought leadership engages buyers in a value-based exchange of ideas and information while positioning your company as a trusted resource. Central to powerful and compelling thought leadership is data. Content backed by data is twice as credible than content not backed by data.
Forrester’s Market Impact practice develops custom thought leadership assets, tools, and programs that enable B2B organizations to position themselves as thought leaders in their market and engage their prospects with compelling and visionary stories throughout the customer journey.
Forrester content is backed by data and is twice as likely to be seen as objective compared with other technology vendor content.
Learn content marketing best practices
Powerful content is a necessity for any B2B marketing strategy, yet marketers are missing the mark. Sixty percent of B2B tech buyers say that vendors give them too much material, and 54% say that much of that material is useless.
Content marketing success requires mastering two interconnected content disciplines:
Buyer-centric ideas that compel and provide value to customers
Engaging buyers with content through all the channels and formats they use
Understand Forrester’s perspective and solutions
Business and tech buyers come to Forrester for help with making critical business, technology, and investment decisions. And Forrester’s B2B marketing experts understand what it takes to compete with content. Our analyst insight, data-driven storytelling, flexible asset creation, and buyer credibility can supercharge your content strategy and results.
- Read recent blog posts. Explore B2B Marketing trends and Forrester’s take.
- Get insights from our B2B marketing experts. See Forrester’s data-driven take on the new keys to customer-centric content.
B2B marketers can maximize the value and impact of content by developing rich, data-backed story lines and frameworks that are compelling enough to be reused and brought to life across channels and formats and deep enough to fuel serialized and personalized assets that will serve customers over 12–18 months.
Learn more about Forrester’s custom content offerings. Create rich, credible content that engages in every channel and stage of the buyer journey.
Michael Londgren, VP Marketing, Docusign explains how he partnered with Forrester to create compelling marketing content. (1:15)
“Forrester’s Thought Leadership Paper captured the real-life pain points of the problems faced by modern application development and testing teams and provided a pragmatic view of how service virtualization can help them to improve. We have been able to create many high-quality opportunities for our services as a result. We will continue to utilize the paper to drive awareness of how our customers can derive value from their investments in HP technology.”
Business Development Director — Application Delivery Management Solutions
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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