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Facebook content strategy is a time bomb for inbound marketing

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Every time I write a post that takes a slightly contrarian view to the status quo, I get hammered by the entrenched pundits who spin this into “Mark is saying that marketing is dead”…  or social media is dead … Or that kittens are bad. The goal of inbound marketing. Hubspot tends to view inbound marketing as an engine for leads. You get the point.

If you stopped publishing your social content, would anybody notice?

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By Brooke Ballard, {grow} Contributing Columnist If you’re like me you don’t ever feel comfortable with your social media content publishing schedule. What does this mean for the “little guy” and our social content? Do we curate content or only share our own, original pieces? I’m genuinely very curious to hear what you {grow} readers have to say.

Four ways Facebook Instant Articles will dramatically impact marketing

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Something important is about to happen, and the impact on content marketers will be profound. Facebook announced it would open up Instant Articles -– formatted and optimized to load almost immediately -– to any publisher  without a special approval process. Let’s look at the implications for digital marketers. 1. The Content Shock wave. Of course.

What are the most reliable content channels to connect with customers?

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I recently had a chance to hear entrepreneur and author  Joe Pulizzi speak about his wonderful new book Content Inc  and my mind was buzzing over some of the interesting new ideas he presented. One of these topics was a discussion on the most reliable ways to deliver your content. When you first start publishing content, it might feel like you are simply tossing it into the wind.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

B2B Marketing. Trends for 2016 Edited by Tom Pick and Tony Karrer 25 Thought Leaders Weigh In 0 Executive Summary B2B marketing practices are in the midst of profound change, driven by three powerful trends: • Changing expectations of buyers: as Baby Boomers retire and Millennials move into and up within the ranks of B2B enterprises, buying. relevant and carefully targeted) content.

9 Keys To Brand Publishing Success

B2B Marketing Insider

Brands are struggling to connect with their audience using traditional marketing techniques. And yet we continue to expect brands and publishers to engage with us directly. In order to save marketing, brands need to begin to think and act like publishers, putting promotional messages and interruption techniques aside and seek to connect with their audience through stories they love.

Why Brands Need To Act Like Publishers

B2B Marketing Insider

I was recently interviewed by News 360 on Why Brands Need To Act Like Publishers? This is a huge question on the minds of many marketing leaders and practitioners alike. So here are some excerpts of my views on why brands need to think and act like publishers. Why Content Marketing? We scroll right past the content we don’t want to see. Content Marketing

Interesting content marketing trends to watch for in 2017

Biznology

Strategic content marketing is an integral part of successful businesses, both local and globally. With CopyPress reporting that 84% of digital agencies expect content to become more important in 2017 , now is the time to jump on the bandwagon, if you haven’t already. A new year is upon us and growth is evident with the many changes in content marketing.

Power to the Publishers: Content Is Going Full Throttle

Modern B2B Marketing

But you can break through the clutter by providing valuable content that effectively attracts, reaches, and engages your audience—educating them rather than advertising to them. Technology leaders, including the likes of Google, Facebook, and Apple, are empowering publishers to reach even more of their audience, faster, with new product capabilities for content delivery.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

B2B Marketing. Trends for 2016 Edited by Tom Pick and Tony Karrer 25 Thought Leaders Weigh In 0 Executive Summary B2B marketing practices are in the midst of profound change, driven by three powerful trends: • Changing expectations of buyers: as Baby Boomers retire and Millennials move into and up within the ranks of B2B enterprises, buying. relevant and carefully targeted) content.

Facebook Instant Articles: Bad for Marketers, OK for Publishers, but Great for Facebook

Hubspot

When Facebook recently launched Instant Articles , the internet and publishing community was buzzing. Publishers were excited -- by hosting their own articles within Facebook but still displaying their own ads, they could generate more traffic and attention from the Facebook community. And with the buzz came many important questions for marketers. Maybe.

This Week in Content Marketing: Facebook’s Move to Swallow Publishers

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PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. In this week’s episode, Robert and I discuss two large venture capital investments in the content marketing technology space – Percolate and Kapost. Download this week’s PNR This Old Marketing podcast. Content marketing in the news. million.

This Week in Content Marketing: Content Creation Plummeting on Facebook

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PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. In this week’s episode, Robert and I analyze several new digital marketing statistics, including the decline of user content creation on Facebook and consumer use of wearables, and discuss the opportunities and challenges each trend creates for marketers. link]. 3.

Which Content Marketing Metrics Matter?

B2B Marketing Insider

’ The update on metrics by Facebook showed erroneous measurements of how people interacted with content on the platform. statistical error undermined the trust of advertisers and publishers on Facebook, and the social media giant agreed to provide a third party […]. The post Which Content Marketing Metrics Matter?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

B2B Marketing. Trends for 2016 Edited by Tom Pick and Tony Karrer 25 Thought Leaders Weigh In 0 Executive Summary B2B marketing practices are in the midst of profound change, driven by three powerful trends: • Changing expectations of buyers: as Baby Boomers retire and Millennials move into and up within the ranks of B2B enterprises, buying. relevant and carefully targeted) content.

10 Marketing trends to watch for 2017

Biznology

As the end of the year approaches, it is time to look back on the year in marketing and analyze the trends we should expect to see in the coming new year. This helps you, as a marketer or business owner, be prepared for and to properly plan out your marketing for 2017. Here are 10 of the marketing trends to watch for 2017. Content marketing getting better.

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.

Content Marketing Must Focus On Customer Value

B2B Marketing Insider

Most marketers are using content marketing but only one-third think they are effective with it. titled “ Build Your Content Brand By Delivering Customer Value.” According to the report’s author, Ryan Skinner, Content brands are built by becoming reliable sources of valuable content that consumers proactively seek out, engage with and, ultimately, advocate for.

This Week in Content Marketing: Google, Facebook to Purchase Content in 2017

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PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. Download this week’s PNR This Old Marketing podcast. As the holiday week slowed news to a crawl, Robert and I thought we would recap some of the biggest stories and significant trends that impacted content marketing over the past year. This week’s show.

This Week in Content Marketing: Facebook Slowly Eats Media Companies for Lunch

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PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. In this week’s episode, Joe and Robert discuss how Facebook has cleverly tweaked native advertising to benefit its users and give brands greater insights into ad performance, but it may represent a death blow to some publishers. Content marketing in the news.

This Week in Content Marketing: Get Ready for Brands to Take Over Facebook Instant Articles

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PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. In this episode of This Old Marketing, Robert and I talk about the implications of Facebook opening Instant Articles to brands, starting with Intel. We also take a closer look at Facebook’s new Creative Hub. This week’s This Old Marketing example: Investools. Ready?

Five reasons to be freaked out by the Facebook experiment

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Like most of the online world, I’m stunned by the Facebook experiment designed to surreptitiously toy with the emotions of its customers. The news emerged that in 2012, Facebook conducted a study to determine whether it could alter the emotional state of its users. actually think it is understandable that Facebook wanted to conduct this kind of fundamental research.

Break the mold: Why content marketing needs to be like a chalupa

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post called “ 5 Reasons most content marketing is FAR behind where it needs to be.” It’s unlikely that a content strategy that worked five years ago will work today. We need to look to the fashion industry for content inspiration … and maybe even Taco Bell! The content chalupa. Foremost is Content Shock.

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Content Marketers: How to Think and Act Like a Publisher

B2Bbloggers

But one key thing publishers have always focused on that B2B marketers traditionally have not is the profitable creation and distribution of massive amounts of content. So how do you begin to find or create the content you will need to succeed? These posts are for marketers interested in learning how publishers think and act. We are all publishers now.

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity

As it approaches one billion users, Facebook has evolved from a site where friends and family share photos to an online marketing juggernaut rivaling Google. And while its primary marketing value is on the B2C side, more than a third of B2B marketers also rate it as their most active social network. What common mistakes should marketers avoid? Facebook Skeptics.

6 Tips for Turning Big Data into Great Customer Experiences

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Behavioral Targeting Business Intelligence Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Enterprise 2.0 Interactive Marketing Online Testing Strategy. After all, having terabytes of data on customer history and behavior is certainly better than trying to extrapolate from just a few data points. The most successful marketers are optimizing and refining all the time.

B2B Blogging Gets Publishing Discipline

Paul Gillin

Blogs may be declining in importance in the consumer realm as Facebook and Twitter grow in popularity, but they are still the most valued social platforms for B2B marketers as evidenced by recent research (see p. Two of the four finalists had hired professional journalists to oversee content. blog post and a writer were assigned in advance to ensure the creation of the content.

This Week in Content Marketing: Most Brands Failing at Customer Experience

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PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. In this week’s episode of This Old Marketing, Robert and I ponder whether or not the future of advertising will resemble Big Brother in George Orwell’s famous novel 1984. We wrap up the show with a This Old Marketing example from Maui Electric. Content marketing in the news.

5 Reasons most content marketing is FAR behind where it needs to be

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So if you think marketing is tough in your business, step into the shoes of a newspaper publisher to really see what pressure is! These are people who go to work every day knowing they need to move content like their careers depended on it … because it does. Sure, we might be lucky and get somebody to click on one piece of content … and maybe even read it.

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.

Facebook Releases Smart Content Tools & Improves Analytics

Vertical Response

Facebook just introduced a new set of “publisher” tools that could help get your content in front of the right people. Based on feedback from users, the social media giant released four new tools to allow business pages to reach specific people, interpret social media metrics and find content to share. Facebook has also beefed up its analytics page, Insights.

A solution to the content marketing measurement puzzle

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Here is a common question I hear from many of my clients and students: My boss is looking at the leads we generated on advertising versus social media or content marketing and is questioning why he is putting money into content instead of doubling down on ads. It kind of looks like this: Isn’t this what marketing is about in one simple chart? Advertising works.

Finally, the truth about social media and customer engagement

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Brands caught on, flooding the Twittersphere with their own weird idea of customer engagement. The amount of content on Twitter literally exploded. This is Content Shock in an intimate setting … my setting. Here is a question I received on a podcast interview this week: Should our listeners be on Facebook Live? The real story of customer engagement.

Turn Your Customers Into Marketers

Salesfusion

Top five reasons to curate user-generated content. As marketers, we all know that there’s nothing better than having a third party promote our brand. Having advocates outside the company is extremely powerful in increasing the reach of our message and our credibility in the market. We also know that in today’s digital, always-on world, content is king. The Rise of UGC.

Platform Push: How Big Changes From Facebook, Snapchat, and Pinterest Will Affect Marketers

Contently

One of the biggest trends in content marketing over the past couple years has been a move away from the open web to the closed walls of platforms. Previously, publishers would post content on a website and then push out a link to distribution platforms like Facebook or Twitter. The switch has huge consequences on the power dynamics of the publishing world.

How Facebook Instant Articles Could Change the Game for Content Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Ellen Gomes Last October, Facebook quietly launched Instant Articles for iPhone, “a beautiful new way to read articles in the News Feed that is faster and more interactive than ever before,” according to the company. Initially, it was rolled out to a select group of premium publishers—think along the lines of National Geographic, The Atlantic, and The New York Times.

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity

You know the statistics : Facebook is the most popular method for sharing online content. 85% of B2B journalists are on Facebook. 61 of the world’s 100 largest companies maintain Facebook brand pages, as do 71% of B2B firms. Three-quarters Three-quarters of North American advertising agencies say their clients run PPC campaigns on Facebook. ” Ouch.

The LinkedIn Publishing Platform Puts Power in the Hands of the B2B Buyer

KoMarketing Associates

This past month LinkedIn announced they will be opening up the ability for every user to publish their own content on LinkedIn, through individual profiles. The B2B buyer controls the marketing message. Platforms and publishers like Linkedin realize (or are realizing) the influence they have in buyer markets. Marketers need to consider value beyond SEO.

The Disruptive Technology that will Replace Facebook

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By Neicole Crepeau, Contributing {grow}  Columnist. A few months ago, I published a post here with my prediction that Facebook would decline in popularity, and that it would do so, in part, because it doesn’t put users first. Some disagreed with my assertion that Facebook as a destination would become a thing of the past. We aren’t loyal to Facebook, though. The