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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. What is the strategy with video? Everything.

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.

Is B2B Content Engagement Heading In The Wrong Direction?

Tony Zambito

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. 

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.

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.

18 of the Best Content Marketing Strategy Guides of 2013


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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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.  It is slowly evolving from a product-centric to a more audience-centered strategic approach. Develop 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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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.

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?”. A big question. Here is the process I would go through to help this marketing professional navigate in a crowded content market. Instagram?

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You Are Publishing Too Much (and Failing)

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“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” – Michael Porter. 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.

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.

Customer Facing Content as a Conversation


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. think some deeper distinctions about content can help here. Content Marketing Content Publishing Tips & Techniques

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.

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 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.” That’s very good advice but what does it really mean if you are on the other side of the table and are responsible for marketing your industrial company? I don’t want to overgeneralize the process of developing a good content marketing strategy because it varies from company to company. Who: Clearly defining the “Who” of your marketing content is a critical first step.

10 Digital Marketing Trends That Should Influence Your 2016 Content Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

I wrote a post six months ago highlighting ten marketing trends that should influence your content strategy. While it feels like that was published yesterday, we all know today’s digital marketing trends change with the blink of an eye, whether it’s due to a new channel, updates to search algorithms, or any other factors. Digital Content Growth. Data Management.

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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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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 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.

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.

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. Platforms and publishers like Linkedin realize (or are realizing) the influence they have in buyer markets. LinkedIn publishing has to be a new action item in the editorial calendar. Final Thoughts.

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.

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.

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? You almost certainly have a lot of content available to you. Publish on Other Social Properties.

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.” He

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

5 Insightful B2B Content Marketing Strategy Videos

KoMarketing Associates

Content is king, and the king is everywhere we turn on the web. Today’s internet has become a competitive gauntlet for content marketers that have high hopes of having their content appear on the screen (or desk) of a decision-maker, hoping to increase brand awareness or even lead to a future sale. It’s very important to establish and gain your customers trust.

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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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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.

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!”

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. blog post and a writer were assigned in advance to ensure the creation of the content. Holy cow!

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.

Publish or Perish and What It Means For CMOs

It's All About Revenue

A staggering 93% of CMOs believe they need to become publishers. They hold this belief because " well organized and high quality content has become the fuel that runs modern digital, mobile and social marketing systems" according to a Forbes research paper entitled Publish or Perish. How well do their solutions support our customer focus? 3. SO: Final thoughts.

Keep Your Customers Coming Back in Times of Content Overload

It's All About Revenue

Randy Frisch and I had the chance to connect with some of the best professionals in content marketing, and we kept you in mind every step of the way. Choose a Content Pros podcast and press play. Thomas , and Jay Baer share their content marketing expertise. How incorporating Wikipedia management into marketing leads to a deep SEO strategy. Content Marketing

Your social media strategy plan: Where do you START?

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Marketing strategy I know this seems so basic but there is no way to have an effective social media marketing strategy if you don’t have a company marketing strategy to begin with … and many companies don’t! Here is a trick to see if you truly have a marketing strategy. Are they ready to be publishers? You need rich content.

Content Marketers: How to Think and Act Like a Publisher


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. Sign up.

5 Tips For Maximizing Your Published Content

Hinge Marketing

You’ve published your content, now what? If you haven’t heard it, listen closely… Your content is begging to be shared and consumed by eager audiences , so don’t let all your hard work go to waste. Extending the reach of your content has many benefits including building brand awareness, increasing inbound leads and developing thought leadership.

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. Channel/device. 6) Aim for real-time optimization, customer by customer.