Twitter can teach you better B2B content engagement

First, it was text messages that had a limited number of characters, then Twitter arrived, and we had to hone our skills at writing succinctly while grabbing attention.

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And yet when we are writing B2B content for platforms where there aren’t restrictions we seem to forget we need to work just as hard to get people interested.

Just because you have more space to fill with words doesn’t mean readers have more time to read.

Most B2B content is consumed in a digital format rather than print now. We scroll headlines, and social media feeds to find interesting content, often making snap decisions about whether to engage – click through – and read based on just a few words.

The discipline of writing succinctly for a Tweet – although more characters are allowed now – is a good one. It teaches you to get to the point in an engaging way.

In just a sentence or two, you need to say something interesting or intriguing or useful. Or you want to make them feel something or react.

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Video: Is now the right time to publish B2B content?

With the world in the midst of the coronavirus crisis which is having a fundamental impact on personal liberty and how businesses operate it might not seem like the right time to be publishing B2B content.

In this video, I talk about about the challenge and why writing and creating B2B content is a good idea.

➡️ Same rules of quality and appropriateness content apply.

➡️ Important to be visible.

➡️ Huge appetite for information, analysis and shared experience.

➡️ Comment and engage if you are still concerned but want to stay visible.

Why you should park the ego when writing B2B content

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B2B content writing is an exercise in parking the ego.

There’s a lot of talk about content that adds value but in order to add value, you need to focus on your target audience and what is valuable and interesting to them.

It’s not about putting yourself and business first but putting your audience – and the point of interest – first.

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