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Last week we talked about blogging for lead generation.  Among the issues is developing enough content to make blogging - and other social media efforts - effective.

We thought you’d like to know what others are doing:

According to a MarketingSherpa survey - they asked nearly 1,000 B2B marketers to about the most effective tactics helping them to develop marketing content and messaging.

Many organizations have a library of marketing content at their disposal, including press releases, blog posts, whitepapers, etc., and this content typically only reaches a small percentage of an organization’s target audience. This is why repurposing and reformatting existing content has been rated as the most effective tactic in helping organizations develop marketing content and messaging.

Recruiting authors internally from other departments can be a tactic that is not always well-received by individuals outside of the marketing department. Despite the sometimes challenging task of recruiting new authors, 48% of B2B organizations still find this to be an effective tactic.

Outsourcing to a consultant or agency has not been rated as a highly effective tactic. Developing marketing content requires an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the brand and its target audience and at times, this can be difficult for a consultant or agency to acquire. Only when an organization finds a consultant or agency that is a good fit for their organization can this be an effective means of producing marketing content and messaging.