Our latest thoughts on all things content

How to use templates to elevate B2B content

20 March 2017

We use content templates here at Grist and we think you should too. Why? In short because they help structure editorial production and output. They bring order to the process and definition to the copy, without compromising creativity.  ... Read more →

Three ways to bring your B2B clients into the content creation process

06 March 2017

Forward-thinking B2B firms are using interviews, surveys and editorial advisory panels to improve their content marketing programmes. Here’s an opportunity that shouldn’t be spurned. The very people that you are trying to reach through ... Read more →

7 stunning ways to supercharge B2B surveys

16 February 2017

We’ve made the business case for B2B thought leadership surveys, and looked at the survey options available. Now let’s take a look at how you get the all-important results. In our experience, the success of a B2B survey depends on seven ... Read more →

Surveying the B2B research landscape

25 January 2017

As a B2B marketer, thought leadership surveys are one of the most powerful options in your toolkit. A carefully planned and executed survey can help you generate new insight, gain exposure for your brand and support business development. ... Read more →

What's the best time to publish thought leadership?

15 December 2016

At Grist, we wanted to understand when senior executives preferred to read thought leadership content. With the help of the first Value of B2B Thought Leadership Survey this is what we discovered. There’s a phrase for it. It’s called ‘al ... Read more →

Power up: Why B2B surveys are so effective

06 December 2016

Marketers often rule out thought leadership surveys on the assumption that they’re going to be really expensive. They certainly can be if they’re global, pan-sector behemoths, but they don’t need to be – there are leaner, targeted, equally ... Read more →

If there is one thing B2B content marketers mustn’t do, it’s this

29 November 2016

It’s the original sin of B2B content marketing, and according to The Value of B2B Thought Leadership Survey many firms are still guilty of committing it today. Let’s consider the three ‘Ds’ of digital – disruption, democratisation and ... Read more →

The why and how of the content calendar. What every B2B marketer needs to know

23 November 2016

At Grist we believe there are six key editorial tools every marketer should adopt: client personas, content templates, content calendars, article briefs, the editorial style guide and analytics. In this series we have already looked in ... Read more →