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The strategy behind the content

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A lot of this reflection is spent on the time I spend creating content. I thought I would share for you my strategic view of the strategy behind the content streams going into 2016. Here’s a summary of where things are headed: Written content. The point of this story is … what is the value of my written content? What is the strategy with video?

19 Ways Your Customers Can Improve Your Content Marketing Strategy In 2017

Influitive b2b

These tips were originally published in our eBook, Inspiring Customers to Create Content for You: A Marketer’s Guide. As a B2B marketer, you have boundless opportunities to turn your happiest customers into content collaborators. Involving customers in your content marketing strategy has lots of benefits, including: Uncovering better content ideas and new customer success stories.

Facebook content strategy is a time bomb for inbound marketing

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Inbound marketing is a term coined by Brian Halligan of HubSpot to describe a way to promote a company through blogs, podcasts , video, eBooks, newsletters, social media marketing , and other forms of content marketing which serve to attract customers. The economics of the social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn are also driven by content, but their metrics are different.

Content marketing strategy: Start with questions, end with insights

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A great way to initiate your content marketing strategy is to “start with answers and end with insights.” A few years ago, YouTube came out with a white paper stating that companies doing the best job building brands on the web used three different kinds of content : Hygiene — The “everyday content” that answers common customer questions.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. And they expect an optimized customer experience from end to end. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Manage the customer experience: great content alone won't save a lousy product or cumbersome experience.

9 Keys To Brand Publishing Success

B2B Marketing Insider

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. Few brands have been successful with content marketing. That’s content marketing.

The art and science of developing an enterprise content strategy

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A few months ago, Kevin Green left his job at a marketing agency to become Executive Director of Marketing, Digital Strategy & Innovation for Dell. There are few companies that are more serious about serving customers through a diverse content portfolio than Dell is. Kevin Green explains how he leads one of the most complex content-juggling acts in the business world.

18 of the Best Content Marketing Strategy Guides of 2013

Webbiquity

Content marketing is a hot topic, primarily in the B2B world but increasingly in consumer marketing as well. And as noted here yesterday , 93% of B2B marketers are now using content marketing, with more than half calling it their biggest priority this year. What are the best practices and frameworks for creating such a strategy? Content Marketing Strategy Guides.

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8 Strategies to stand out when you’re late to the content marketing game

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Content budgets are soaring, content output is exploding. If you’re the first one to dominate a niche with your content, you’re one of the lucky ones. You’re probably keeping a stranglehold on your leading position by publishing relevant, helpful, and interesting content on a consistent basis. Vary the content type. Content quality.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. And they expect an optimized customer experience from end to end. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Manage the customer experience: great content alone won't save a lousy product or cumbersome experience.

You Are Publishing Too Much (and Failing)

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“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” – Michael Porter. I think all of us content marketers need to be mindful of this. As many of you know, I’ve been working with the team on my latest book Content Inc. which will be released at Content Marketing World 2015 in September. Of those, they: Published content using an average of 12 tactics.

Avitage Master Content Publishing Briefing

Avitage

Through our consulting projects and content workshops, many people have asked us for copies of our content publishing briefing to share with colleagues and executives. Taking a page from Tom Peters, we’ve published our Master Content Publishing Briefing on our SlideShare channel, and it is available to download.

The new “liquid” model for content marketing strategy

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I had a great conversation with my friend Jay Baer recently and he commented that he didn’t know what the “spine” of his content marketing strategy should be any more. There is an expectation that your content will be published and discovered everywhere.” To succeed the brand has to surround that customer by publishing all over the place.

How do you build a content strategy when a market is already littered with “experts?”

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There are many brand publishers vying for the attention of consumers. How does a brand build out a content strategy that can feel trustworthy and reputable, while still maintaining the brand’s identity and helping to improve ROI?”. Here is the process I would go through to help this marketing professional navigate in a crowded content market. A big question. Instagram?

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. And they expect an optimized customer experience from end to end. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Manage the customer experience: great content alone won't save a lousy product or cumbersome experience.

What the slow death of B2B publishing means for marketers

Chris Koch

This cartoon making the rounds online captures the frustration journalists have with their online plight--and reveals the opportunity B2B marketers have to fill the content gap. It’s not that the journalists have gotten lazy; it’s a problem with the business model for B2B publishing. Meanwhile, B2B buyers still hunger for good, specific content just as they always have.

What Does a Content Marketing Strategy Mean for Industrial Companies?

Industrial Marketing Today

I’m sure every time you’ve talked with an industrial marketing consultant about content marketing, you’ve been told that you need to start with a “content marketing strategy.” I don’t want to overgeneralize the process of developing a good content marketing strategy because it varies from company to company. There are some guidelines and best practices that most professional marketing consultants follow but that doesn’t mean the strategies are cookie cutter plans. Who: Clearly defining the “Who” of your marketing content is a critical first step.

The ‘Less Is More’ Content Strategy

BuzzSumo

What is the ideal frequency for publishing content? However, you can adopt different content strategies from high frequency publishing through to Jay Baer ‘s advice that you should only publish when you have something worthwhile to say. In this post I want to focus on the “less is more” content strategy. Long form content.

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.

Social media strategy leaders: Lisa Marcyes

Biznology

How has your work brought you to where you are now, a leader in social media strategy? I currently manage all of the social media marketing strategy for Marketo. We like to include social media marketing as a key component of any program within the organization; meaning, I touch everything from corporate social responsibility events to product launches, to content marketing.

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.

Three Requirements as Marketers, Agencies and Publishers Converge

Digital B2B Marketing

In April Crain Communications, the publisher of BtoB Magazine, announced the creation of CrainsSocial , a new marketing services group offering social media solutions to marketers. View on Pinterest Not only are the trends towards digital, social, mobile and content changing the B2B marketing landscape, the roles of agencies, publishers and marketers in that landscape are blurring as well.

Why Publishers Are a Huge Threat to Ad Agencies

Contently

But few of those niches offer as much value as content marketing. Every brand wants to be a publisher. Meanwhile, legacy publishers have started creating in-house studios, born out of journalistic roots, to meet branded content needs. This system lets media specialists work on content plans while digital experts tailor web offerings. It’s time to move on.

Why Email is Essential for Your Content Marketing Strategy

It's All About Revenue

Go to any digital marketing event and you’re sure to hear one thing: content marketing is important. But the hot new art and science of being an effective brand publisher is actually more than just a trend; it’s becoming the atomic particle of all marketing. Why does content marketing deserve special treatment? The best brand content is evergreen.

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Content shock re-visited, the content marketing myths and realities

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I submit my very best article once a quarter or so, an editor reviews it, she suggests some minor modifications, and then it would be published. A few years ago it certainly would be published. They realize that producing content is a great way to increase awareness for their agendas and brands. In any event, the cost of producing this content is going to go up, up, up.

A Simple Approach to Document Your Content Marketing Strategy

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It’s been almost 10 years now since I’ve been speaking on the topic of content marketing in and around Europe. Over that time, content marketing has become a driving force, maybe THE biggest change I’ve seen in the approach to marketing around this continent. And yet, just as we’ve seen in the United States, marketers in Europe tend to overcomplicate the idea of content marketing.

The Four Pillars of Content Strategy

Crimson Marketing

Having a content strategy isn’t just about developing good content. You need to be able to see the value of your content efforts. When thinking about content strategy, you should consider four main pillars: Space – What space do you want to own? The first pillar of content strategy is “Space.” Engage with those who curate your content.

10 Marketing Trends That Should Influence Your Content Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

As a B2B content marketer, staying on top of the latest news and trends that impact my clients and the B2B marketing space as a whole has become a daily part of my life and a critical factor in allowing me to do my job effectively. And at a more micro level, staying on top of the latest trends that could impact content marketing is no small task in itself. That’s pretty low.

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Is Content Marketing A Sustainable Marketing Strategy?

B2B Marketing Insider

Last week at content marketing world, I was asked to moderate a panel with two very distinguished experts in the content marketing space. And our session was titled “Is The Death Of Content Marketing Imminent?” On January 6th, Mark Schaefer wrote a post on his popular {Grow} site called “ Content Shock: Why Content Marketing Is Not A Sustainable Strategy.”

Customer Facing Content as a Conversation

Avitage

The Four Cs of Content Marketing I’ve written about content as more, and different than, format. While working with clients recently, I’ve heard them wrestle with questions about what content to create, and how to make priority decisions. I think some deeper distinctions about content can help here. Content Marketing Content Publishing Tips & Techniques

How to create a winning strategy with crappy content

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It’s not often that you see a blog post that makes you think, discuss, and maybe even a little sick to your stomach but that’s what Steve Rayson of BuzzSumo achieved with his controversial post “ The Future is More Content.” If you don’t believe me, try competing with Hubspot in the content space. Our content is free because of their generosity.

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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.

Where Should You Publish Your Web Content? On-Domain vs. Off-Domain

Content Standard

Most brands claim to be storytellers, when in reality they continue to exclusively publish articles and other Web content that doesn’t emotionally engage visitors. As a proof point, look at the studies published by the Content Marketing Institute late last year on B2C and B2B content marketing trends in North America. This debate is not new.

B2B Blogging Gets Publishing Discipline

Paul Gillin

Another defined the blog’s mission as being “to provide actionable and thought-leadership content for customers and prospects on…topics the company’s product helps optimize.&#. Two of the four finalists had hired professional journalists to oversee content. A blog post and a writer were assigned in advance to ensure the creation of the content.

21 Questions To Help You Define Your Content Marketing Strategy

B2B Marketing Insider

This year, I have been talking a lot about how marketing has a marketing problem , how banner ads must die and how content marketing is an imperative for every single brand in today’s digital landscape. To help brands scale their content marketing efforts so they can reach their customers in an affordable way by earning their attention instead of buying it. Strategy

The state of the nation on SEO, content strategy and earned media

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In this interview, he discloses powerful and practical insights to help guide your marketing strategy today. Mark: In your book Optimize you stated that, “Content is not just King, it’s the Kingdom.” Lee Odden : Solving marketing problems in terms of the attraction, engagement and conversion is all still very centered around content and strategic content creation.

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Demystifying Content Strategy: Key Takeaways From Intelligent Content Conference 2016

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With all the complex content problems marketers face, our way forward sometimes seems mysterious. Content strategy holds promise for demystifying the things that we can’t always picture; it helps us understand how those things will get us there. Famous fictional detectives were the stars of the Intelligent Content Conference 2016 – Bringing Meaning to the Mystery – posters.

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. Content is the catalyst. When people subscribe to your content, they are saying “Please market to me!”

Big Data Is Driving Content Marketing Strategy

B2B Marketing Insider

Direct Marketer News reports that big data, social media and the proliferation across customer touch points due to the today’s social-mobile consumer is causing huge headaches for businesses across every industry. ” This puts Marketing in the driver’s seat for helping the business get ahead with strategic customer insights. CMOs Shift Budget To Content Marketing.