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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.

Content marketing strategy: Start with questions, end with insights

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great way to initiate your content marketing strategy is to “start with answers and end with insights.” Let’s unpack that idea. 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.

Infusing SEO Into Your Content Marketing Strategy

B2B Marketing Insider

Most search marketers would agree that content marketing is an essential cog in the wheel of SEO. Exceptional content that delivers value and purpose can earn links naturally, fueling a website’s authority and overall ranking potential. When content marketing strategies are infused with subtle layers of SEO and keyword targeting, the potential to realize greater […].

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Content Marketing Strategy? Think Like A Reporter

Webbiquity

Although 93% of B2B companies are doing content marketing, less than half view themselves as successful with it. However, companies with a documented content marketing strategy are three times as likely to say their efforts are “very” or “extremely” effective as those without one. So—creating a content marketing strategy is vital.

Why B2B Content Strategies Are Paramount for Generating Quality Leads

Generating demand and ensuring the consistent flow of high-quality, actionable leads is what makes B2B marketers successful

Cognitive content strategy

Biznology

My job involves building content systems and platforms for the world’s largest private digital publisher— IBM. Here is an example of a Twitter conversation related to the topic: The goal is no different for small sites and large sites: you need to help your users find the content that answers their questions in the fewest number of clicks. Cognitive content markup.

Creating a Continuously Improving Content Strategy

Sazbean

Content strategies are no different from any other marketing strategy — they should also be measured, analyzed and improved for the best results. Implementing it is a sure-fire way to not only improve the efficiency of content production, but also to prove that content can most certainly deliver ROI for your business.

30-60-10 B2B Content Strategy

B2B Marketing Insider

Companies struggle to keep up with the content demands of a digital business environment. In the content business, create vs. curate is similar to the traditional business decision of make vs. buy. To the degree companies develop a formal B2B content strategy, deciding this mix is one decision output. Content MarketingWhat if there’s a third way? This […].

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.

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.

25 Content Marketing Stats to Guide Your 2017 Strategy

B2B Marketing Insider

And as the content marketing landscape continues to rapidly evolve, it makes sense to look to research to identify trends and patterns that can help guide your strategy. The post 25 Content Marketing Stats to Guide Your 2017 Strategy appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content MarketingThat’s why we’ve gathered 25 […].

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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.

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. Try a new content form.

How to Align Content Marketing & Social Media Strategies for the Most Effective Amplification

ScribbleLive

Content marketing and social media go hand-in-hand, and sometimes the two disciplines seem interchangeable. For many smaller marketing teams, content and social media marketing are owned and operated by the same person/function, while larger marketing teams separate the two functions entirely. Whether social media is owned by a content team or a specialized social unit, the relationship between the two marketing functions breaks down most simply like this: Content fuels social media with, well, content (copy, visuals, links, etc.). It will be forgotten.

8 Ways to Create More Effective Lead Generation Programs

Explore key areas you should focus on with your content syndication strategy in order to help you get the attention of your target audience and build trust

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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10 Strategies to Battle Content Shock

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In January, I wrote a post called Content Shock which explained that we are entering a new phase in the evolution of content-based marketing. There are primarily two dynamics driving this change: The amount of content on the web is literally exploding. Today an average American spends about 10 hours a day consuming content, a number that has risen steadily year by year.

Content Shock: Why content marketing is not a sustainable strategy

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This post will demonstrate in simple economic terms why content marketing — the hottest marketing trend around — may not be a sustainable strategy for many businesses. But in the world of content marketing, the prices cannot fall because the “price” of the content is already zero — we give it away for free. Paying people to read our content?

Why “rich content” is central to your social media strategy

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Today I’m going to explain that not all content is created equal … that there is a certain kind of content you MUST have in your marketing strategy. lesson in rich content. First — as you know by now — that there is only value in content if it “moves.” lesson in rich content. But first, I need to tell a story. Twitter?

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.

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

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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. never assume a client has an effective marketing strategy and well-defined message.

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A Follow-Up Strategy for Content Syndication Leads

The Point

It’s important to recognize that content syndication leads are not like most sales leads. Furthermore, that individual hasn’t downloaded that content from your Website, and may not even be familiar with your brand or even remember your company’s name from the white paper they downloaded mere days ago. references the specific content asset. 2.

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.” You can’t pick a strategy that is going to last five or 10 years. Their strategy flows.

How to Build an ROI-Driven Content Marketing Strategy

B2B Marketing Insider

” Does this sound like the kind of discussion your team is having about content marketing? The post How to Build an ROI-Driven Content Marketing Strategy appeared first on The Elumynt of William Harris. The post How to Build an ROI-Driven Content Marketing Strategy appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content MarketingIt’s not rare.

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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.

Content Strategy 101 - Creating Content with a Purpose

Tomorrow People

Everyone wants their content to be seen, but if your content strategy is lacking purpose then are you creating content just for the sake of it

How The Content Illusion Is Leading Marketing Astray In The Era Of Digital Transformation

Tony Zambito

In the past five years, the often-unquestioned hymnal has been that to succeed in today’s digital world, businesses must produce content.  Produce high-quality content, yes.  According to various statistics on the Internet, we are living in a world where every minute over 200 million items of online content is produced.  The amount of content exploding online is staggering. 

6 Competencies for Enterprise Content Strategy

Avitage

Traditional content creation methods will not meet use case requirements for customer facing digital content (Tweet this) Lack of effective enterprise content strategy practices has masked this problem. It is also a key reason for poor performing content, and low tactical outcomes.

5 Steps to Create a Business-Driven Content Marketing Strategy

Type A Communications

May 24, 2016 Most brands have grabbed hold of the idea of content marketing but many struggle with how to plan and execute it to see meaningful results. B2B Marketing Content Marketing Strategy Revenue Growth Andrew Davis Content Marketing Institute content marketing strategy MarketingProfs Measurement personasWithout exception, read more.

Content Marketing Strategy for Start-Ups

B2B Marketing Insider

You knew you would have to master the art of content marketing before you even launched your start-up. During the early stages of marketing, you’ll mostly rely on content promotion. […]. The post Content Marketing Strategy for Start-Ups appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

2 Content Strategies That Are Destined to Fail

Sales Engine

Content marketing is the way to go, right? But most successful content marketers know that there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes—which is why less than 30 percent of companies that execute content marketing strategies are happy with the results. Here are two common mistakes that companies make when they get into the new world of content marketing.

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

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They realize that producing content is a great way to increase awareness for their agendas and brands. Perhaps they’ve read my book  The Content Code , which articulates this very strategy. I was incredibly disappointed my article didn’t make the cut. In any event, the cost of producing this content is going to go up, up, up. Content Shock.

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Rethinking Market Strategy In A Digital Economy

Tony Zambito

The primary course of conversation in the past few years for CMO’s and their marketing teams has centered around customer centricity, customer experience, and content marketing.  We have also seen organizations struggle with how best to adapt to new market dynamics related to customer behaviors and the role of content in reaching customers. Reframing Market Strategy.

Improve Your Content Strategy with Data

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Content marketing has been one of the biggest marketing success stories of the past few years, with. But like any marketing tactic, you can put resources into content marketing only to watch it fail. 89% of companies focusing on this approach citing positive results. Hive9

25 Content Marketing Tools To Jumpstart Your Content Marketing Strategy

B2B Marketing Insider

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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Content Strategy Before Technology Acquisition

Sales Engine

Content marketing gurus all seem to be talking about the need to create experiences for marketing to engage with buyers, but what does that mean to the average B2B company? In short, creating an experience is more about creating content that pinpoints the issues of the individual buyer, allowing them to engage with you on their own timeframes. Content TechStay with me here!

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.

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. Meanwhile as content marketing rises in importance, email marketing has been enjoying a resurgence in utility as the tried and true channel for reaching people where they gather every day: their inbox. Why does content marketing deserve special treatment? Because it works.

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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.