Thought Leadership Guide: Tips and Trade Secrets for Success
Thought leadership as a marketing discipline has been around for several decades. Some credit large consulting firms that published research (e.g. The McKinsey Quarterly, Deloitte Review). Defined as positioning a company or individual as an expert through current, relevant and valuable content, thought leadership marketing (TLM) is intuitively appealing because customers seek information, education, and expertise when evaluating options, or making important decisions.
As you might expect, there are many challenges to effective thought leadership marketing including a growing quantity and quality of competitors, and the consequent oversaturation of marketing, communications and sales targeting the same executives. No question time and resources are always a consideration when implementing a new marketing program.
This Thought Leadership Marketing Best Practices Guide will provide insight into these challenges, and how an effective thought leadership marketing not only overcomes challenges, but if implemented correctly, TLM can achieve significant and measurable results. A case study illustrates a real-life implementation, along with a marketing dashboard that captures and reports results. Finally, a Top 10 Keys for Thought Leadership Marketing Success summarizes the process. Enjoy!
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