There are a variety of ways you can contribute to B2B Marketing, including features, case studies, reviews and best practice or how to guides.
Below you can find all the briefs you need to share your B2B marketing experiences and expertise with our readers. Selected articles will appear in both the magazine and online.
If you are looking to contribute a blog, please visit our blog section.
For magazine submissions email firstname.lastname@example.org
For website submissions email email@example.com
- Book reviews
- Case studies
- How to/best practice
- Speaker opportunities
- Foward features
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To contribute a feature, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestion. If this is of relevance, it will be forwarded to the appropriate writer, and an interview will be arranged. Please note: names of authors will not be made available.
Word count: 300 max
All book reviews are approved by the editor and one will be chosen each month to also go in the printed magazine.
Reviews should be:
- Written in the first person
- Submitted within two weeks of receipt of the book (exact dates will be issued when the book is allocated and dispatched to a reviewer).
- Submitted with a high res image of the reviewer (at least 300dpi)
- Written in good English with opinions expressed in a balanced, unbiased way - the language style adopted can be fairly informal due to the nature of review writing, but standard English spelling and grammar must always be used (no slang or colloquialisms).
- Please keep in mind that you are reviewing this book for a B2B marketing audience, and to consider your review from this angle.
Reviewers do not need to return the books to B2B Marketing after the review has been written.
Submit a book review or nominate yourself as a reviewer to email@example.com
Word count: 800
These following areas of discussion are essential. Using each point as the basis of a paragraph or at least section is required.
- Who is the client company? What products/services do they offer? To what target audience? Any other pertinent information - please keep this brief, less is definitely more.
- What was their marketing problem?
- Why did they chose to work with the agency/service provider?
- What solution was devised? How did it work and how did address the business issue.
- This section should make up the bulk of the article. It should explain the approach that was adopted, and why this was chosen, and look at any problems encountered and how they were resolved.
- What results were achieved?
- Quote from the client - this must be attributed to a marketing decision maker within the client company.
- Activity going forward - how is the success being carried forward?
Images: pic of client decision maker quoted, logo of client company and an image of relevant marketing activity
Submit a case study to the firstname.lastname@example.org
How to/Best practice
Word count: 900
These articles are designed to provide marketers with practical tips and guidance on how to achieve a specific marketing objective or business need. This would be made clear in the title. For example: ‘How to... refresh your marketing database'.
They must NOT be a general discussion around the issue with no specific actionable advice - the must deliver clear guidance which is easily accessible.
Structure and style
In terms of structure, to meet the objective of the article, they should be broken down into clearly identified steps or bullet points to help the reader navigate the content quickly and draw out relevant information in the quickest possible manner. This could even be drawn through into the title; for example: ‘Six golden rules for refreshing your marketing database'.
The number of points used could vary between three or six, depending on the subject and the advice on the author's perspective. Obviously the fewer points specified, the more detail will be required.
The article must start with an introduction, briefly explaining the dynamics of the business objective or issue. It is suggested this should be no more than 250 words. The remainder of the article should be devoted to the advice and practical guidance.
It must be written in the first person, and supplied with a print quality (300 dpi) jpg of the person that the article should be attributed to.
Submit a 'how to' to email@example.com
If you would like to be a speaker at one of B2B Marketing's regular training workshops and seminars please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cover: Visual marketing in the digital age
The way visual marketing is changing in the digital age. How the internet has changed how people react to colours, logos, fonts etc. What old techniques still work with regard to creating different emotions, signals, impressions; and what new techniques marketers need to be aware of to achieve visual cut through. (2000 words)
Comment deadline: 09/10/15
Feature: What really matters for 2016
We look ahead to what’s coming up in the world of B2B marketing and give our top five things that marketers will need to be aware of to stay ahead of the game. E.g. predictive analytics, programmatic, wearables.
Comment deadline: 09/10/15
Feature: The top multichannel campaigns of 2015
We run down the five best campaigns of 2015 that harnessed the power of multichannel marketing to deliver a consistent customer experience across a range of channels.
Comment deadline: 09/10/15