WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SCORE, – www.score.org - the nation's largest network of free, expert business mentors, has gathered statistics on the most effective strategies for business-to-business (B2B) content marketing. 86% of B2B marketers use content marketing, and 42% publish content more than once a week. On average, B2B marketers send content to 4 different target audiences.
White papers are the most consumed B2B content
Different forms of content influence B2B buyers. They rank as follows:
- White papers (49%)
- Product brochures/data sheets (46%)
- Case studies/success stories (36%)
- Detailed technology guides/implementations (36%)
- Video/multimedia files (35%)
- Customer magazines/publications (31%)
- Competitive vendor worksheets (30%)
- Webinars (29%)
- Blog articles (29%)
- E-newsletters/digests (29%)
- E-books (24%)
- Podcasts/audio files (24%)
- Web slideshows (22%)
- Infographics (21%)
Visual content and blogs are more likely to be shared on social media
Visually appealing content is more likely to be shared on social media by B2B buyers. 40% share blog posts, 39% share infographics and 37% share videos.
Marketers who prioritize blogging are 13 times more likely to have a positive ROI. They receive 97% more links to their websites and generate 60% more leads than non-bloggers. Blog posts over 1500 words are more likely to be shared, perform better in search results and generate more links.
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Bridget Weston Pollack
SOURCE SCORE Association