One of the keys to attracting and converting B2B prospects is routine engagement and consistent messaging. That way, prospects become familiar with your brand and what it stands for, and when they feel like they know you, they’re more likely to listen to you.
But that engagement journey isn’t happening as effectively as it should, according to the newly released “B2B Content Marketing 2020 Report” from the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs. The report examines benchmarks, budgets, and trends in North American content marketing.
For instance, 58% of B2B marketers in the report say their organization isn’t sophisticated or mature in their content marketing. That means that more than half of organizations are still experiencing growing pains creating strategy, or measuring and scaling their efforts, or, in 4% of cases, haven’t even begun to make content marketing a process.
We can follow the breadcrumbs from another response to get a fuller explanation of why these organizations aren’t yet mature: 56% of respondents say they have one or no full-time person dedicated to content marketing. And if an organization isn’t able to dedicate the resources to content marketing efforts, they’ll naturally struggle to optimize the customer engagement journey.
With those tiny—or non-existent—resources for creating content marketing, companies are turning to outside help: Half of the respondents said their organization outsources at least one content marketing activity, usually content creation. If you’re like nearly half of the B2B marketers in the report and your organization will prioritize improving the quality and conversion of audiences in the coming year, BayCreative can help overcome staffing shortages. Please just let us know.
All the best,
- Team BayCreative -