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Ten Use Cases for Content Curation in Marketing

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Marketing to Business Executives Blog B2B Marketing Strategies that Work Home About Home > Content curation , Content marketing , Social media management , Thought leadership > Ten Use Cases for Content Curation in Marketing Ten Use Cases for Content Curation in Marketing 01/12/2011 Marketing to Business Executives Leave a comment Go to comments Content curation offers the promise of addressing both information consumers’ and marketers’ challenges in taming the flood of digital information.  Identify new content relevant to customers. 

The Role of Context in Curation: B2B Marketers Take Note

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Every B2B marketer should read Arnold Waldstein’s thoughtful post entitled, “ Context, not content, is king.&#   The context he describes is exactly what B2B marketers need to provide in their content curation.  He points out that, “Few of the curation platform players seem to understand that content without dynamic context is really neither interesting nor that valuable.&#. Marketers who use curation to establish a thought leadership position can’t stand on the sidelines, just aggregating and selecting relevant content.  Neither do I. 

“Curation” gets six tweets per hour…right now!

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Marketing to Business Executives Blog From Insight to Action in B2B Home About Home > Buyer behavior , Content curation , Content marketing , Customer knowledge , Thought leadership > “Curation&# gets six tweets per hour…right now! “Curation&# gets six tweets per hour…right now! No trackbacks yet. Theme: INove by NeoEase

Choosing the Right Topic for Your Content Curation Initiative

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Pawan Deshpande’s post on Crafting the Perfect Content Curation Strategy  raised the important issue of how one chooses the right topic for a content curation initiative. Pawan points to three factors to consider in selection of the right topic: competitors’ content strategies, the volume of content on a subject, and audience interest.  The number one factor in selection of a topic for a content curation initiative is what is compelling to your target audience. How difficult have you found topic selection to be in your content curation initiative?

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Top Eight Reasons B2B Marketers Use Content Curation

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Marketers view content curation as a social as well as a content initiative. True, the search traffic often goes to the microsite used to feature the curated content (which of course also includes your company’s best work). Building that kind of reputation means going beyond publishing top-notch content from third parties. Now customers are asking to be featured.

Segmentation key to content marketing

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What content do you provide? This is exactly how a content marketer thinks.  Who (buyer persona) and why (stage of buying cycle) drive the content agenda, conversion objective and performance measure.  But for content marketers there is more.  Have you connected the dots in your web site, content marketing, and lead management programs?  Buyer behavior Content marketing Lead management Marketing automation Marketing measurement Marketing optimization Marketing technology Implementing marketing automation Marketing Marketing audit

Eqentia content curation gives control to information consumer.

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Eqentia provides tools, included faceted search  and creation of personal content streams, that enable information consumers to browse and drill down into the curated content.  It is a real productivity booster because even curated content can be too much information sometimes.  Eqentia doesn’t make that assumption perhaps because it was built for business professionals.  Eqentia

Games as Content in B2B Marketing

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Share this: Email Print Facebook Share Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Categories: Buyer behavior , Content marketing , Customer knowledge , Games in B2B Marketing , Thought leadership Tags: B2B buyers , digital marketing , Games to educate Like Be the first to like this post. Turns out games have been used in B2B several (many?) times, Check out Coracle Online (www.coracleonline.com) though.

7 Steps to Success with Marketing Automation

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Develop a content strategy and plans. Filed under: Content marketing , Implementation success , Lead management , Marketing automation , Marketing technology , Process Improvement. Content marketing Implementation success Lead management Marketing automation Marketing technology Process ImprovementNobody wins when marketing automation system implementations don’t yield expected results. Yet it happens so frequently that some industry observers predict slow adoption of this important technology because of implementation problems. Have a champion in senior management.

Adobe’s Online Marketing Suite…Looking Good

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They have made progress in improving ease of use, incorporating offline data to provide an end-to-end view of marketing, and taking on the challenge of device-independent content. Adobe also stands out in its explicit recognition of content as part of the marketer’s technology ecosystem. Many times I heard at the Adobe Omniture Summit 2011 that you “segment and then you target content to audiences.” It seems obvious, yet some suppliers treat content as an afterthought. It took me some time to get my arms around the Adobe Online Marketing Suite.

Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 1: Evangelizing Content and Setting Yourself Up for Success Copyright © 2015 Contently. contently.com By Joe Lazauskas ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY2 I. Content Marketing: Why 7 IV. Content Marketing: When 12 V. Content Marketing: How 17 VI.

B2B battleground for content curation « Marketing to Business.

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This focus on quality of content presented to the curator is critical in publishing, where the productivity of editors is a major justification for content curation.  Share this: Email Print Facebook Share Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Categories: Content curation , Content marketing , Social media management , Thought leadership , Uncategorized Like Be the first to like this post.

Finding the Information You Need Quickly, Reliably and Cost-Effectively

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Someone raised the question on Quora a month ago:  Would most users rather have content delivered to them based on interests or by their social connections?  ” Then Romain Goday of Darwin Ecosystem  laid out  five different approaches to content curation : Expert approach: curators. That’s why we need content curation, a filter that helps us find what we want quickly, reliably and cost-effectively. As  Alex Clemmer  noted on Quora, “It is inevitable that most of the interesting content in the world is discovered by people you don’t know.”

How do you involve your experts in social media?

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This includes a brand-compliant microsite that sits on the customer’s Web site for publishing curated content, the aggregation and routing software that finds relevant social media mentions and routes them via email to appropriate experts and reviewers, as well as newsletter distribution and social media publishing capabilities. . Combining content curation with workflow management and an email-based user interface addresses two factors that limit many companies’ engagement with social media: the time required of experts and the volume of content needed to maintain a consistent presence.

7 not 3… actions for marketing automation implemenation success

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Jeff Ernst from Forrester has just come out with a new report, “B2B Marketers must Prepare Better for Marketing Automation,&# that raises a critical issue but doesn’t go far enough.  He points out that marketers, “… need to prepare for the use of the technology by having 1) a lead-to-revenue process model to automate; 2) content to support the message and responses; and 3) a marketing organization that is ready to support the technology.&#  . Develop a content strategy and plan. Without question this is true.  Have a champion in senior management.

Content Marketing Playbook: Strategy and Roadmap

ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 2: Strategy and Roadmap Copyright © 2015 Contently. contently.com By Joe Lazauskas ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY2 I. Conclusion 31 Table of Contents ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY3 In 2008, General Electric CMO Beth Comstock had just.

Marketing: The New Finance…with a technology ecosystem to support it

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Content: creation and management of all types of original and third-party content for use in testing and implementation. Filed under: B2B marketer's job , Business management , Content marketing , Customer knowledge , Governance of the marketing function , Marketing technology , Marketing Technology Ecosystem Tagged: Adobe Omniture Summit 2011 , Ecosystem , The New Finance. Think about it. Finance tracks the value chain of the business. It’s important, but mostly inward facing. By contrast, marketing faces outward and see’s where the business is heading. Do you agree? 

New Research on Why CRM Fails…Also Lessons for Marketing Automation

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While some scoff at my contention that today’s marketing is harder than ever before, these insights from the research support that view. Enough MIT Sloan Management Review (Spring 2011) published new research on CRM in an article titled, “Why CRM Fails and How to Fix It.&#   This is fantastic reading; truly an energizing piece pointing to down-to-earth advice.  The four key insights that the authors drew from their research are equally applicable to marketing automation.  Enough of the left brain/right brain argument.  Enough of the data/experience fuss.  Back to the article. 

Evidence:the heart of your business (and marketing) plan.

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B2B battleground for content curation RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo! Their research shows that businesses that try to execute their business plans flawlessly usually fail.  Most successful businesses did not start out intending to be in the business that succeeded for them. ( Read the book for some great examples.) Marketers need to start operating in this same way.  What

Content marketers: throw out your editorial calendar!

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The first recommendation in Accenture’s publication, Social Media:  Rewriting the Rules on Content Management , is to throw out your editorial calendar.  Shocking!  Isn’t the editorial calendar the tool you use to keep a regular flow of relevant content moving out to constituents?  These same reasons make a strong argument for content curation in marketing.  Through content curation, marketers can harvest timely, relevant topics from news articles, blog posts and social mentions.  Shocking!  The calendar ignores today’s news and recent developments.

Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 3: Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program Copyright © 2015 Contently. contently.com By Joe Lazauskas ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY2 I. Staffing Your Content Team 24 VI. Pros, Cons, and Costs of the Top 10 Content Distribution.

Sorting through content curation options

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Marketing to Business Executives Blog B2B Marketing Strategies that Work Home About Home > Content curation , Content marketing , Lead management , Marketing technology , Social media management , Thought leadership > Sorting through content curation options Sorting through content curation options 01/13/2011 Marketing to Business Executives Leave a comment Go to comments Let’s say you are serious about establishing a thought leadership position in an area of keen concern to your customers.  There are dozens of content curation tools out there. 

Need a quick news fix in a speciality area?

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Whether you curate to grab competitor intelligence, stay up to date on developing issues in your industry or to create more content for engagement with customers, Eqentia’s content curation platform is worth a look. . I’ve written more about the platform for Patricia Seybold Group.  Filed under: Content curation , Content marketing Tagged: Content marketing , Eqentia , Social media. Content curation Content marketing Eqentia Social mediaEqentia curates news into all these channels and most of them are available to the public for free. 

The 23 Best Content Ideation Tools

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Great content—the kind that resonates with your audience—starts with great topic ideas. What are the best tools for finding great content ideas? Here are almost two dozen of the best content ideation tools finding and capturing bursts of inspiration. Sample review:  “Turns your content creation into a magazine, while it can also be embedded on WordPress sites too.”

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Should your content generate leads or relationships?

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His business goal was to generate an ever-increasing number of leads from his company’s blog content and he wanted my ideas on what they might try to kick the number up. “Should your content be aimed at building short-term leads for cold calls, or for building real business relationships?” Should content generate leads or relationships? ” I asked.

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

Content. Practices Report Copyright © 2016 Contently. Why a Content Methodology Is Needed III. Culture of Content: The Foundation. for Content Methodology IV. Components of a Content Methodology V. Create a Content Plan VI. Contents “ If you want to learn. content possible based. the content creation and. Competitive Content.

7 Content Marketing Mistakes Costing You Time and Money

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Content marketing is getting harder. Ironically, it’s because of the content itself. There’s just a crazy amount of content available right now. Here’s what the increase looks like year over year: That rate of content publishing – sometimes called content “velocity” – isn’t going to stop. Because it appears the more content we publish, the less engagement we get.

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22 Tantalizing Content Marketing Stats and Facts

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With the near-universal embrace of content marketing— 93% of B2B marketers are using content marketing , and B2C marketers are close behind—the amount of brand content being produced has exploded. Already widespread, content marketing will continue to grow. Visual and video content will become increasing important. Stats About Content Marketing Use and Trends. 1.

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25 Content Marketing Tools To Jumpstart Your Content Marketing Strategy

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Creating and finding good, relevant content to share with your target audience is hard work. But thankfully there are lots of great time-saving content marketing tools out there to make this process easier for you. have listed some of my favorite tools below to help you brainstorm content ideas and put together great content […]. Content Marketing

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The business case for unbranded content

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In this age of overwhelming content, our consumers can steer around what bore them. You could have a massive marketing budget and team of writers and designers, but if no one engages enough to share your content and ideas, then it’s just not working. Why would you create content and not even take credit for it? Using unbranded content when branding is impossible.

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Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

Copyright © 2015 Contently. contently.comBy Jordan Teicher Content. Contents GOING LONG: HOW 5 B2B TECH BRANDS BUILT VALUABLE AUDIENCES THROUGH HIGH-QUALITY, LONGFORM CONTENT CONTENTLY3 Brands aren’t just publishing. Introduction 4 Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness Across the Industry Red Bull has long been the strongest example of this.

The 12 Hottest Tools for Content Promotion

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Content marketing is nothing without good promotion. There are a lot of people furiously writing great blog posts, spending hours a day, hoping that an insane amount of new customers will magically find their content and purchase their app, solution, merchandise or something else. Promotion was important before content marketing […]. Content Marketing

How to Create Dynamic Social Content

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Dynamic social content is content that evokes responses, earn shares, and meets a need. One way to determine whether or not your content is dynamic is to ask yourself if you would share that content if it came across your newsfeed. The post How to Create Dynamic Social Content appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

Is B2B Content Engagement Heading In The Wrong Direction?

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When it comes to the state of B2B content marketing and engagement, this proverb is on the mark.   According to a recent study by Track Maven , one among a few on this topic, shows both B2B and B2C marketers have increased their publishing of content in 2015 by as much as 35 to 40%. The Track Maven study found that content engagement decreased by 17% in the same period. 

10 Hacks for Content Marketers Who Have Little Time

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Yes, this entire content marketing thing is great. Heck, if done right the struggle for eyeballs might turn into a struggle for content, to satisfy the many readers you’ve got. The post 10 Hacks for Content Marketers Who Have Little Time appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing Content content curation content marketers guest blogging Social Media

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. content. B2B Marketing.

Industrial Content Marketing’s Role in Sales

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You’ve probably read all the buzz surrounding industrial content marketing. The Content Marketing Institute found that 81% of business-to-business (B2B) manufacturers in North America said that their organizations were using content marketing (Source: 2016 B2B Manufacturing Content Marketing Trends—North America). This is only a content summary.

How To Lead With Customer-Focused Content

Tony Zambito

The explosion of content in the digital world is an unprecedented phenomenon just a few could have predicted twenty-five years ago.  Content is ubiquitous in all phases of life and in business.  In fact, it is getting harder and harder to find a slice of time where content is not invading precious personal or business space. by Creative Stall. New Dilemmas For Marketers.

The uncomfortable state of content marketing metrics

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In a post titled Content Marketing – It’s About to Get Weird , my friend Joe Pulizzi revealed disappointing findings from an annual research survey. Here’s Joe goes on to paint a hopeful picture of content marketing’s future by plugging this problem into the Gartner’s “hype cycle” model. Fixing the content marketing problem. It sucked.

Content Shock is here. Now what?

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About two years ago, I wrote a blog post called Content Shock: Why Content Marketing is not a sustainable strategy. The premise behind Content Shock is simple. My post was a call to arms, pointing out that what worked in content marketing a few years ago — when content was a novelty — will not work in this era or overwhelming information density.

Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

Copyright © 2015 Contently. contently.com By Jordan Teicher Study: How Much of Your Content. 700 content marketers. CONTENTLY STUDY: HOW MUCH OF YOUR CONTENT MARKETING IS EFFECTIVE? Content marketing is having a moment. billion dollars on content marketing this year, and that number is growing fast. Our content measurement survey from. 68% 16.7%

The strategy behind the content

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At the end of each year I reflect on what I need to do more of or less of … what is working now and what will be working in the coming year. A lot of this reflection is spent on the time I spend creating content. thought I would share for you my strategic view of the strategy behind the content streams going into 2016. Content has no value unless it is seen and shared.