Thought Leadership Content Development

Thought leadership marketing has long been important to companies for which expertise is a significant part of their offering. While it began in the professional services sector, in the 1990's the practice spread to the IT industry and since then has increasingly been adopted in other B2B sectors. 

But to be effective, this material must be good. To get clients to respond to their marketing campaigns, firms must demonstrate deep and novel insights on business issues. Such insights capture client attention by making high-stakes, confusing issues coherent, and lowering the risk of them choosing the wrong firm.

From this page, you can access many articles, interviews, and research reports we’ve written on how to produce great thought leadership content. If you’d like us to help you create yours, you can get the ball rolling here. 

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Recent Blog Posts on Thought Leadership Content Development

Most professional services firms today can’t generate enough good material fast enough to put distance between themselves and their competitors.
If I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone say, “No one reads long articles anymore” over the last 26 years, I’d be as rich as Sir Richard Branson.
After 26 years of watching consultants and other advisers successfully use ghostwriters, I was stunned recently to hear a professional services marketer who didn’t believe in th
In a TED talk, Andrew Stanton of Toy Story and Finding Nemo fame, lays out the lessons he’s learned about good storytelling. There is a lot that students of thought leadership can learn from Mr. Stanton.
For B2B content marketers the standard is continually rising for both the quantity of great ideas and how compelling they must be to stand out in an increasingly cluttered marketplace. But to produce anything good is hard. Producing it in quantity is many times harder.

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Articles on Thought Leadership Content Development

The siren song of becoming a best-selling author is strong for many advice-givers. The prospect of having one’s ideas consumed by thousands or millions of people can be difficult to resist. However, it takes a great deal of work to produce a successful book. This article explains how to get it right.
Too many professional services firms unintentionally erode their sizable sales and marketing investments with poor writing. Poor writing makes a firms’ products—the expertise of their professionals—appear inferior. In this article, the authors explain how bad writing happens, and how to ensure it doesn’t.
How can professional services firms ensure that their white papers, articles, website content, research reports, books and email newsletters generate substantial interest in the firm. This article explains how marketing organization holds the key.
Case study research has a pivotal role in developing a compelling point of view.
U.S. professional services firms said having strong intellectual capital (IC) was the most important ingredient of effective marketing—more important than having a compelling brand, big marketing budget, a sound marketing strategy or capable sales force, according to a recent survey conducted by The Bloom Group.

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