7 Special Ingredients that Add Extra Power to White Papers

July 18, 2022 by Leave a comment
7 Special Ingredients that Add Extra Power to White Papers

In my three previous posts, we looked at the various species of white papers and when to use them. Specifically, we examined the three principal white paper archetypes, the best hybrid combinations of the same, and why the numbered list is your best choice when you need a white paper ...

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The White Paper to Create When You Need One Fast

June 13, 2022 by 1 comment
The White Paper to Create When You Need One Fast

What do you do when you need a new white paper in a hurry?

You might need some quick content to promote in your blog or newsletter, or a fresh handout for an upcoming trade show.

Maybe you need to cast doubt on a competitor's hot new offering or ...

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Hybrid White Papers: Dos and Don’ts for Mixing the Three Archetypes

May 17, 2022 by 4 comments
Hybrid White Papers: Dos and Don’ts for Mixing the Three Archetypes

In my previous article, we looked at the three types of white papers identified by Gordon Graham in his book, White Papers for Dummies. In case you missed it, the three archetypes are (1) the backgrounder, (2) the numbered list, and (3) the problem/solution.1

Graham likens each of these archetypes ...

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The 3 Types of White Papers and When to Use Each One

April 23, 2022 by 5 comments
The 3 Types of White Papers and When to Use Each One

A few years ago, I read a book that made a huge impact on my writing business. It helped me establish myself as a white paper expert, and it helped me convince clients to hire me. I'd like to share with you something very useful I found in it.

The ...

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Qualifying Case Study Candidates

March 24, 2022 by Leave a comment
Qualifying Case Study Candidates

A Four-step Process for Ensuring Customer Story Success

Case studies are one of my specialties. I write a lot of them for my clients. Recently, though, I had a couple of case study projects that, through no fault of my own, didn't go so smoothly.

Both were for a client ...

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Compelling Case Studies – Another 5 Quick Tips

February 4, 2022 by Leave a comment
Compelling Case Studies – Another 5 Quick Tips

Case studies are among the easiest types of marketing content to write.

They can also be among the most difficult.

Writing cases studies is easy because they all follow the same, simple formula. It's a formula case study readers are very familiar with, namely: background -> problem -> solution -> ...

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13 Ways to Generate Leads with Social Media, Email or Direct Mail

January 12, 2022 by 2 comments
13 Ways to Generate Leads with Social Media, Email or Direct Mail

One of the most effective ways to generate leads in B2B is with a tweet, LinkedIn update, email, or brief letter offering valuable information to a well-targeted list of prospects.

Here are 13 ways to generate leads for your company with this sturdy, time-tested technique.

1. Offer a free white ...

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5 More Tips for Case Studies that Captivate

December 6, 2021 by 2 comments
5 More Tips for Case Studies that Captivate

Case studies are powerful B2B marketing tools, but they need to be carefully constructed to capture and hold your readers' attention.

So, I didn’t want to stop with the five tips for case studies I presented in my previous essay; I came up with five more! I hope you'll ...

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5 Quick Tips for Case Studies that Captivate

November 8, 2021 by 3 comments
5 Quick Tips for Case Studies that Captivate

Are you taking full advantage of the power of case studies?

Case studies are among the most read and most shared of all marketing content. Surveys of technology buyers by Eccolo Media, for example, ranked case studies third in consumption behind brochures and white papers, and second only to white ...

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How to Get an Executive to Read Your Executive White Paper

October 13, 2021 by Leave a comment
How to Get an Executive to Read Your Executive White Paper

White papers…

They're not just for engineers anymore.

In fact, for many years now, even in technology marketing, engineers are neither the most important nor the most receptive audience for white papers.

In a 2009 survey, Eccolo Media segmented their technology buying respondents into two groups: purchasing decision-makers (mainly C-levels, ...

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