Thought Leadership Strategy

Many firms have content development and marketing groups which often include in-house as well as outside research and writing resources. Maximizing the return on these investments requires several things: a portfolio of topics that are relevant to the target market; judicious choice of which topics the company “owns” versus those on which it simply has an adequate point of view (“breakthrough” versus “informative”); and processes for the development and dissemination of intellectual capital that exploit the strengths and culture of the firm.

Approaches to Thought Leadership Development (Source: Bloom Group Research, 127 consulting firms)

From this page you can find a host of articles, presentations and other materials that can help navigate these choices. You can also find out what we can do to assist.

 

 

Articles about Thought Leadership Strategy

An interview with Steve Cokkinias, VP Marketing and Sales, FMG Leading, about the company's journey.
Companies that embrace thought leadership can soon have misgivings about the investments if they lack an overall strategy.
Seemingly everyone wanted to be viewed as a thought leader in 2014. In the new year, we expect B2B companies, especially professional services firms, to try even harder to position themselves as experts in their domains. Toward that end, we'd like to see five things happen in 2015.
Five reasons why executives can't resist a great concept.
Producing and disseminating good thought leadership – the kind that differentiates your firm from the competition – and getting it read is not simple. How does one impress upon a prospective buyer that maybe, just maybe, you know more than he does?

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Recent Blog Posts on Thought Leadership Strategy

I hate to dampen any firm’s enthusiasm about investing in thought leadership.
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.
What to look out for when the SEO salesmen come knocking. 
Many B2B companies (and not only professional services firms) are investing vast sums today to be regarded as “thought leaders” – as renowned experts on the issues their products and services address.
Anyone who invests in thought leadership wants a good return on their investment, whether in leads generated, engagements closed or reputation enhanced. But there are many ways companies can make sure they don’t get a good payback. Here are the 10 worst ones we commonly see.

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