Why You Need a Content Marketing Plan [+ Free Templates]

Litmus

“Small but mighty” is the perfect way to describe most content teams. A 2020 Content Marketing Institute study found that a third of B2B teams don’t have a dedicated content team at all and 52% of B2C companies have a content department of one.

Effective Health Tech Content Marketing Plans

nDash

Is your health technology company publishing content online, but you aren’t seeing any results? Do you have a health tech content marketing plan in place? If you aren’t sure how your health tech digital marketing is producing ROI, then a few tips might help.

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How to Start a Content Marketing Plan in 7 Easy Steps

Marketing Insider Group

That same logic applies to content marketing. But how do you start a content marketing plan? Not exactly, but there are certain steps you should follow that will give you the best chance at succeeding with content marketing. Content pillar.

How to Create a Marketing Plan for Your Small Business

Marketing Insider Group

If you think your small business doesn’t need a marketing plan, think again. A marketing plan for small business owners and teams keeps your strategy on track and focused on the right goals. Despite this, only 50% of small businesses have an actual marketing plan.

The 7 Building Blocks of a Solid Content Marketing Plan

RockContent

Marketers are creating more content than ever. According to the Content Marketing Institute , 77% of B2C companies and 70% of B2B companies surveyed say that they are creating more content than they did just a year ago. However, producing more content is only productive when you have a solid plan in place. So why not get started on the right foot and nail down a solid plan? Step 3: Cater to them with content. Create engaging content.

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How to Create a COVID-era Event Marketing Plan

Webbiquity

As event professionals know, even the best-planned gathering can fall flat without the right marketing. Here’s an effective eight-step approach to creating a marketing plan for your event. Plan for a Strong Web Presence. Have a Serial Content Strategy Ready.

Have You Tried Performance Video in Your 2020 Content Marketing Plan

Marketing Insider Group

And video marketing for these companies can still be cost-effective if done correctly. Social media video advertising gets attention, and performance analytics make sure marketers see a solid return on their investment. Getting More from Performance Video Marketing.

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How to Write a Content Marketing Plan that Quadruples Your Leads

Marketing Insider Group

In fact, a carefully constructed content marketing plan could quadruple your leads or better. There are many different ways you can generate leads for your business online, but content marketing should certainly form a major part […]. The post How to Write a Content Marketing Plan that Quadruples Your Leads appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Manufacturing Content Marketing—The Year It Was and Looking Forward

Industrial Marketing Today

I just received an advance copy of Manufacturing Content Marketing Benchmark, Budgets, and Trends (Thanks, Amanda!) published by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI). Refer to my post, Industrial Marketing: What. This is only a content summary.

Industrial Marketing Plan: A 3-Phase Approach

Industrial Marketing Today

As we go deeper into Q4 with the holidays right around the corner, most industrial companies start to think about their industrial marketing plan for next year. As an industrial marketing consultant, I’m often asked by clients the best way to approach this important planning task. My preferred way is what I call the 3-phase […] The post Industrial Marketing Plan: A 3-Phase Approach by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.

How To Build Your Content Marketing Plan With Keyword Search Intent

Marketing Insider Group

And in turn, content marketers need to become more sophisticated as well. The post How To Build Your Content Marketing Plan With Keyword Search Intent appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content MarketingEvery day, the Google search engine becomes more sophisticated as it continues on its quest to get its users the best, most relevant, and high-quality search results when they type a query into the search bar.

Is Marketing Strategy Different from a Marketing Plan?

DivvyHQ

Isn't a marketing strategy the same thing as a marketing plan? It's easy to get hung up on theory and semantics, but instead, let’s set out a working definition of each term and put both strategy and planning to work to boost your corporate bottom line!

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How to Create the Ultimate Customer-First Content Marketing Plan via @sejournal, @semrush

Search Engine Journal

Learn how to create a content marketing plan that's tied not just to your objectives, but also to what your customers need in this guide. The post How to Create the Ultimate Customer-First Content Marketing Plan appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Six Key Components of a High Performance Marketing Plan

Act-On

A marketing plan that produces the best results is one revolving around one thing: your customers. Find out six key components of a high performance plan. Content Marketing Marketing Strategy marketing plan marketing strategy

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How to develop a content marketing plan

Sprout Social

Say you’re sitting on a lot of content. Do you have specific goals tied to your content? If you can’t answer these questions, then you need a content marketing plan. What is a content marketing plan? Who is creating the content?

Content Marketing: A Key Component of Professional Services Marketing Plans

Hinge Marketing

Content marketing is changing the way professional services are bought and sold. And educational content is the new currency of the professional services marketplace. Content marketing is the strategy that turns that content into profits. Traditional Marketing 101. In traditional services marketing, a firm goes out into the world and steadily builds awareness and trust —through networking, public speaking and word of mouth referrals.

What Does A Content Marketing Plan Look Like?

Marketing Insider Group

Whether you are new to content marketing or not, developing a successful content marketing strategy can be very challenging and time-consuming. How do you know if the content you’re producing will reach your target audience and generate more leads or sales for your business? What Does An Effective Content Marketing Plan Look Like? Here are 8 steps to help you create content marketing that works. Content Marketing

6 Steps to a Content Marketing Plan that Can Drive Conversions

Act-On

B2B Marketing Content Marketing Demand & Lead Generation Lead Generation Buyer Personas call to action calls to action content content marketing content marketing strategy content strategy marketing

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4 Strategies to Increase Content Relevance and Reignite Your B2B Content Marketing Plan

Hinge Marketing

A version of it goes something like this: The greek goddess Atalanta plans to take a run to the end of a certain well-beaten path. Many B2B marketers find themselves in a predicament similar to Atalanta’s. Download Research as Content: A Guide for B2B Marketers.

7 Must-Read Tips To Simplify Content Marketing Planning

Marketing Insider Group

Well, if that is the case then we should stop being stupid with our content marketing planning. Too many brands have an enthusiastic, scattershot and complex approach to their digital and content go-to-market strategy. Sales, marketing and content creation have converged. If we are Modern Marketers (and sellers and publishers), then we should think how to connect better with our Modern Buyers in today’s digital, social, and customer-centric time.

A Checklist for 2012 Content Marketing Plans

Writing on the Web

2012 Content Marketing – how did we get here so fast? Here’s a checklist for reviewing your 2011 content marketing results so you can know where to spend your time and energy in 2012: What were your most effective blog posts in terms of numbers of page views? Most importantly, how did you do in 2011, and what are your plans for 2012? Content marketing is easier when you can outsource some of the writing and researching to qualified writers.

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How To Launch A Successful Content Marketing Plan In 6 Weeks

Marketing Insider Group

So you’ve just gotten the green light from the leadership team to launch a content marketing program. The post How To Launch A Successful Content Marketing Plan In 6 Weeks appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content MarketingCongrats! But there’s a problem: they want you to do this within the next month or so.

Three customer insights for your marketing plan

Savanta

As birds migrate north to secure nesting ground, gaggles of marketers flock to secure budget for their marketing plans. The most fruitful of these plans are built on customer insights. We all know that successful marketing propositions perfectly align with customer needs and wants. That’s why a regular customer satisfaction survey should be a staple in any marketing plan. What marketing channels work? . Spring.

22 Free Content Marketing Tools To Drive Your Content Marketing Plans

Marketing Insider Group

One of the content marketing questions I get asked most often is how a small business or even a large business can get started with content marketing with very little or no funding. While there is a strategic approach to answering that question, at some point you have to get down to the dirty job of producing content. I include the content marketing tools that allow you to determine which topics are resonating for your audience around those keywords.

The Impact of COVID-19 on B2B Marketing Plans: Tech vs. Non-Tech

Webbiquity

The abrupt shutdown of vast swaths of economy and the entire live events industry, to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, has dramatically impacted plans for B2B marketers. More than 450 B2B marketing professionals gave their input to this study. Online Event Plans.

The Comprehensive Guide to Content Marketing for ABM

DivvyHQ

Account-based marketing (ABM) offers organizations a strategic approach to engaging their highest-value prospects. For those enterprises that want to execute this practice, ABM needs to integrate with all your other efforts, including content.

The Anatomy of a Strategic Demand Marketing Plan – Part 2: The Insight Phase

ANNUITAS

Last week, we discussed what we really mean when we talk about demand marketing. This week, as we dive deeper into the anatomy of a Strategic Demand Marketing Plan , we introduce you to the first step in our process: the insight phase.

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The Benefits of a One-Page B2B Marketing Plan

B2B Marketing Traction

This is the time when many organizations and businesses are thinking about planning and budgeting for the next year. A one-page plan for managing and executing planned marketing is something I’ve used successfully for my business and for my clients. In a fast-changing business and marketing worlds, it’s important to be flexible and agile when it comes to your strategic marketing plan. Marketing Planning b2b marketing plans

You’re Only as Strong as Your Annual Marketing Plan

Marketing Insider Group

Your annual marketing plan is the all-important, over-arching benchmark for your marketing goals for the next 12 months. The post You’re Only as Strong as Your Annual Marketing Plan appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content MarketingIt reveals where you are now and where you want to be in a year.

5-Step B2B Marketing Plan for Covid-19

LeadCrunch

Five new realities redefine marketing starting now: The most obvious first: Events disappear in 2020 and then return slowly; forcing marketers to find new ways to generate leads. DiscoverOrg, D&B, and the rest of the data market just became almost useless to marketers.

Making The Financial Case For Your Brand Marketing Plans

Marketing Insider Group

Brand marketing is never easy. That’s a big reason that you tend to see so many articles and strategies that revolve around marketing ROI – because marketing failures can […]. The post Making The Financial Case For Your Brand Marketing Plans appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content MarketingIt’s a field that is part science, part art form, and part luck.

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Important Templates You Need To Update Your Marketing Plan AGAIN Post Covid-19

Pam Didner

Does my marketing strategy need to be revised for the changing economy? My clients asked me if they need to revise their marketing plan, and marketing plan templates AGAIN when the economy starts to reopen, Post COVID-19.

Jumpstart your 2017 Marketing Plan with these 10 Tips

Marketing Insider Group

In January, many businesses sit down to review and renew their marketing plan. It takes time to build a good plan, so instead of waiting […]. The post Jumpstart your 2017 Marketing Plan with these 10 Tips appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content MarketingBut is January really the best time to begin your revisit? Probably not. In fact, now is the time to start reflecting on what worked for you and what didn’t.

How to Get Started with a Content Marketing Plan

NuSpark

A content marketing plan has now become an integral component of any digital or traditional marketing strategy. Without a content plan, your firm can lose focus on its messaging objectives, its outreach tactics, its social media strategies, and more. Since the Internet is the number one source for product and service information, valuable content has become the reason buyers purchase from vendors. Marketing Strategy

Service Marketing – Planning And Strategy Guide

Unbound B2B

Introduction: What is Service Marketing. Services have increased in prominence globally, prompting the need for more expertise in service selling and marketing. But marketing a service is not a walk in the park. Service marketing mix. Strategies for marketing your service.

Two Controversies That May Disrupt Industrial Digital Marketing Plans

Industrial Marketing Today

In the past week, I have read several blog posts about two content marketing controversies that have set the blog world on fire. This is only a content summary. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. Content Marketing Digital marketing Industrial Marketing Manufacturing marketing Mind you, these bold predictions are not [.]. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

10 Elements All Digital Marketing Plans Should Include

The Marketing Blender

10 Elements All Digital Marketing Plans Should Include. Digital marketing plans are critical to any and all marketing efforts. But what are digital marketing plans, why are they important, and how do you build a digital marketing plan? .

10 Best Content Marketing Blogs Every Marketer Should Follow

RockContent

So, you’re a marketer. You work a lot every day to achieve the best results with Content Marketing. You can get some by following the best Content Marketing blogs on the internet. Content Marketing Institute. Contently strategist.

How to Plan Your Content Marketing Calendar

Marketing Insider Group

As the year 2016 winds to a close, it is yet again time to fine-tune or create a unique content marketing plan for your business in the year 2017. Your marketing needs are as real and urgent as those of any multinational, […]. The post How to Plan Your Content Marketing Calendar appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing content marketing strategy marketing plan

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Bolster your Go-to-Market plans by prioritizing the metrics that matter

Tomorrow People

As you organize and implement your Go-to-Market plan, you must: Find a real market problem that your product or service will solve. Marketing leaders have always been expected to do a lot. Marketing Qualified Lead (MQL) Not all leads are created equal.

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