Insightful articles and engaging content creates a dialogue that engages your audience, educates your prospective buyers, and keeps them coming back for more.
Here are 5 reasons that content marketing will attract technology buyers to your company and convert website visitors into leads.
1. Thought Leadership
A thought leader is a person or business recognized for innovative ideas and industry expertise.
According to Wikipedia: “A thought leader is an individual or firm that is recognized as an authority in a specialized field and whose expertise is sought and often rewarded.”
For most of our clients, the “specialized field” is ERP or business software and technology. And the “reward” is a new customer and implementation project.
You can establish yourself as a thought leader by sharing your perspectives on technology through articles on your website, email newsletters, blog posts, case studies, white papers, videos, and more.
All of this great content provides your prospects with a window to your expertise – and thus begins the process of them looking to you as a thought leader (and the person or company they are likely to choose when they are ready to buy).
2. Buyers are in Control
ERP software and technology solutions are big ticket items that come with a long evaluation process. Your prospects are making a major decision and want to be educated before they spend money. You can’t sell until they’re ready to buy.
So what do you do in the meantime? Provide them with great content (articles, case studies, etc.) to keep them engaged and ensure that your company and solutions stay top of mind until they’re ready to buy.
3. Cut Through the Clutter
It’s no secret that technology buyers go straight to the web when they begin to research ideas and solutions to solve their problems. And while there’s plenty of free information on the internet, there’s also a lot of noise, clutter, and distraction. Great content rises to the top, engages buyers, and drives them to your company.
4. Better SEO
The more content you have on your website, the easier you are to find. Especially if that content is optimized for keywords. But remember, the volume of content gets them to your website; the quality of content keeps them.
5. Competitive Advantage
Great content can differentiate you from competitors that are constantly selling, pitching features and functions, and trying to push boxes of software out the door.
Before they even engage you, prospects will probably check your website, case studies, client testimonials, press releases, and industry articles to form an initial opinion about your capabilities and experience. If all you have on your website are brochures, biased sales collateral, and a ‘Contact Us’ form, you probably lost an opportunity to make a great first impression.
P.S. For even more Content Marketing Insights, head over to SlideShare and download the slides from our Content Marketing Excellence workshop delivered at the ITA Spring Collaborative.
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At Juice Marketing, we provide content to ERP software providers and technology companies just like yours. From customer case studies and press releases to email newsletters and blog articles, we’ll put some JUICE in your MARKETING that’ll have your customers and prospects thirsting for more.