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Timothy (Tim) Hughes

Have We Got Persona Marketing All Wrong?

Persona Marketing

This article by Timothy (Tim) Hughes, questions the common wisdom regarding Persona Marketing. It echoes some ponderings here at Curatti, and is another in our “Great Articles You may have missed” series. Persona Marketing Love the cartoon “Buyer Personas” via @tomfishburne. It reminded me of a time while working at a previous company. Marketing had…


Tony Zambito

Why Context, Not Content, Is King In Marketing

Context in Marketing

This piece from Tony Zambito starts off the new year with the basics of what Curatti is actually all about. Context is the differentiator in Content Marketing. This is another installment in our “Great Articles You may have missed” series. Context Is King The transformation to a digital economy has shifted behaviors considerably in the…


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Daniel Newman

How to Create Brand Attachment Through Customer Experience

Customer Experience

Continuing our “Great Articles You may have missed” series….. In the modern consumer world, customers expect top-notch experiences from reliable brands. Companies must not only meet this need, they must do so while contending with ever-shortening consumer attention spans. Relevance attachment keeps your customers close to your brand by keeping your brand consistently pertinent to their lives. …


Tony Zambito

Understand The Intent and Goals Of Buyers: Transform Marketing

Understanding Buyer Goals and Intent can help marketing

People and professionals in organizations can have different intentions while working towards the accomplishment of organizational, as well as, individual goals.  Understanding the difference between intent-driven and goal-driven behaviors allows for deeper levels of understanding buyers (customers).  Doing so will lead you to more effective online engagement, content design, and sales conversations. The relationship between…


Tony Zambito

Use Buyer Persona Research For Content Personalization

It is clear that one of the top challenges facing marketing, especially B2B marketing, is the ability to connect with potential buyers on a personal level.  Recent surveys of marketing professionals by Rapt Media, Forrester, Seismic, SAP, IBM, and others all indicate that content personalization remains the biggest challenge for marketers this year and for…


Tony Zambito

B2B Content Marketing: Is More Really Less?

Sometimes more is truly less.  When it comes to the state of B2B content marketing and engagement, this proverb is on the mark.   According to a recent study by Track Maven, one among a few on this topic, shows both B2B and B2C marketers have increased their publishing of content in 2015 by as much…


Tony Zambito

 In 2016, we will mark the fifteenth year since buyer personas were first introduced.  The journey, however, continues towards professionals and organizations gaining a true understanding of what buyer persona development entails. What is clear is buyer personas are now entering the mainstream of dialogue when it comes to overall customer understanding.  Incorporating Survey Data…


Tony Zambito

How B2B Marketers Can Help Buyers Achieve Their Goals

Many CMOs today are faced with a dilemma.  As digital interactions and media become more intertwined into everyday life, marketers need to respond.  Respond with content and media that fits into the new world of digital commerce.  Yet, as CMOs invest and allocate more to content and digital media, the returns are not occurring as…


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Ron Sela

7 Advanced Thoughts On Content Marketing

The dream of hordes of customers flocking to business blogs in search of educational content to supplement their buying decisions fuels the content economy. Powered by storytelling, eye-catching visual elements, and favorable statistics, content marketing is taking control of the digital marketing world. Obviously, business goals can be achieved through content marketing, but it needs…


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Jan Gordon

The Connection Between Emotions & Goals In B2B Buying

By Tony Zambito For most of the past few decades, leading up to the advent of the Internet and digital technologies in the 21st century, there has been an accepted paradigm regarding B2B buying decisions.   This paradigm consisted of an unquestioned notion that B2B buying decisions were disciplined, rigorous, process-based, and rational.   In essence, a…


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