Crafting Next Generation White Papers for a Social Media Oriented Reader – Mad Marketing TV Episode 16

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Without a doubt, social media has changed the way we share and absorb online content. Formats that support concise messaging, like Twitter and Facebook, make it easy for today’s reader to quickly scan hundreds of messages. So how do you make traditional marking pieces, like white papers, appealing to today’s short-attention readers?

White Papers 2.0

When it comes to white papers, Jonathan Kantor is one of the foremost experts. Having personally written over 350 B2B white papers, Kantor is also the acclaimed author of the book: “Crafting White Paper 2.0.”

According to Kantor, “if today’s marketers choose to build in elements that appeal to today’s expanding short-attention reading audience, then white papers will remain a strategic part of the B2B marketing toolbox for the foreseeable future.”

In this episode of Mad Marketing TV, join guest host Jeff Ogden and special guest, Jonathan Kantor, as they discuss:

  • How social media promotes short attention spans
  • Why traditional “all-text” white papers are becoming less effective
  • How to craft a Next Generation “White Paper 2.0” for the Social Media Reader

Want to learn more about how you can begin to craft white papers that appeal to the short attention span of today’s online reader? Register today for Kantor’s upcoming Target Marketing webinar: “Content Marketing to Woo the Executive: Designing white papers that grab prospects, nurture leads, get shared and produce sales.”

Mad MarketingTV is sponsored by Act-On Software.

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