Thought Leadership Marketing

Once you have a compelling idea, you need to get it to the executives who are potential buyers of your products or services. This used to be done by publishing hard copy white papers and journals, and more recently by publishing them on line. But the world of thought leadership marketing is changing very rapidly today. First the volume of published material is growing fast, so that it is increasingly difficult to cut through the noise. Second, new tools and channels such as e-readers and social networks are continually throwing up new challenges and opportunities.

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From this page you can access articles, interviews,research reports, presentations and white papers on how to most effectively market content. You can also find out about the services we can provide to help.

Recent Blog Posts on Marketing Thought Leadership

The reasons why becoming a thought leader will be much harder this year. 
There's a good reason why thought leadership marketing has become elemental to many B2B companies: Customers demand it.
Keeping your nose to the grindstone may not be the key to success after all.
Companies are confused about content marketing, even as they rush to do more of it. It's up to content professionals to unpack this overloaded suitcase and explain what great content requires.
What distinguishes the consulting firms that get the best results from thought leadership content efforts? A new survey by Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF), The Bloom Group, and Rattleback provides fresh insight.


Articles about Marketing Thought Leadership

This report presents our the findings of research our organizations conducted this spring on how consulting firms are using social media to market their expertise, and how buyers of their services use social media to find consulting expertise. This is our second annual study on this topic. 
A lot has happened in the world of thought leadership marketing this year. In particular, the increasing use of search and social media by the executive suite continues to raise the bar for the quality and quantity of material a B2B firm must produce. This article summarizes the top ten things we think a firm should do to meet the challenges.
In this article, we show how to develop and market a point of view concurrently rather than sequentially, building an audience from Day 1 and long after the article is published. The secret: creating a topic microsite on Day 1 that becomes the go-to place to learn about your point of view.  
Should consulting firms make social media a key piece of the thought leadership marketing mix? And, if so, what do firms need to do so that social media marketing can be effective? To shed light on these questions, we conducted a survey on social media and other thought leadership marketing practices of North American consulting firms.
White papers are essential to thought leadership marketing programs. In this article, we explain how to generate substantially more leads than typical white paper campaigns deliver. In particular, we show the advantages of shifting from directly distributing white papers through "biased" channels, to indirect and "unbiased" channels.