Here’s why your team shouldn’t write white papers

Choosing your internal team to write white papers may seem like an obvious choice, given their familiarity with the information in those white papers, but there are many reasons to look elsewhere for help. Non-writers shouldn’t write white papers Your team members may be skilled writers, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be effective at articulating […]

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Why marketing data and numbers often fail to convince

When it comes to developing marketing and educational messages, many businesspeople and professionals find comfort in numbers. It’s easy to see why, given that numbers are definitive and absolute, without any wiggle room. Sixteen of something is sixteen. $4,863,387.17 is an exact amount of revenue. A specification of 0.0961 inches leaves no room for error. […]

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How complex supply chains and white papers work together

Complex supply chains and white papers are a natural combination, because a single white paper can simultaneously share key messages and advantages with several audiences. As an example, let’s say your company makes replacement gaskets for auto and truck engines. Your direct customers are parts distributors who stock products from manufacturers and sell them to […]

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Direct mail in a digital age

If you’re looking for a better way to get the attention of customers and prospects in this technology-saturated environment, it’s worth taking a look at a channel that was developed in the early 20th century. Many of today’s marketers may dismiss direct mail as a quaint relic, but it remains surprisingly powerful even in an […]

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Disagreeing with you doesn’t necessarily mean I’m being disagreeable

Most people have an inherent distaste for conflict. So somewhere along the way, society concluded that disagreement is an inherently bad thing. Unfortunately, when it comes to business advice and decisions, that can be a deadly conclusion. Despite that aversion, conflict appears to have become the norm these days. I see two factors behind that […]

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