How to write a kickass content marketing brief

Tomorrow People

A strong, strategic brief is vital for effective content. The importance of a strong brief in for content. Great marketing content doesn’t happen by accident. This applies equally to internally and externally facing content. How to produce awesome content briefs.

10 Easy Rules for Content Marketing Writing

ClearVoice

Marketing writers have a variety of responsibilities, but the right one will depend on the specific requirements of a client. A marketing writer must be flexible in considering the client, the product or service being marketed, and the audience that’s being targeted.

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Simplify Your Blog Writing: Shortcuts to Publishing a Leadership Blog

Writing on the Web

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Unique Challenges in Manufacturing Content Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

Manufacturing content marketing has its own challenges and frustrations as many industrial marketers have experienced. I touched on some of them in my last post about writing technical blog posts. While the age-old problem of “What should we write about?”

Writing Technical Blog Posts for Engineers and Industrial Professionals

Industrial Marketing Today

Writing technical blog posts is not the most popular topic of discussion for many manufacturers and engineering companies. In my experience, industrial blogging is an underused content marketing tactic for many of these companies. This is only a content summary.

Is Content Marketing Right for My Industry?

Marketing Insider Group

Every year, I have tons of prospects who ask me, “Is content marketing right for my industry?”. Either they think they don’t need content marketing because everyone knows they’re there – or they don’t quite know how to explain what they do and why people need their product.

Content Distribution: Why Writing and Publishing Content Alone is Not Enough

DivvyHQ

If you publish it, they will come. One of the most essential ingredients in your content marketing toolbox is an effective method to distribute your content, post-creation. This is certainly not the case these days.

The Ultimate Content Marketing Strategy Template

Marketing Insider Group

Does the thought of having to develop a content marketing strategy give you anxiety? It’s a big lift — one made easier with a content marketing strategy template. A content marketing strategy is the roadmap for all your content efforts.

Why Does Most B2B Content Marketing Suck?

Marketing Insider Group

Let’s get real about B2B content marketing. The truth is, your content doesn’t have to boring or stuffy. In this post, we’ll review why B2B content marketing sucks and how to improve it so that it delivers a true ROI (return on investment). Content Marketing

35 Content Marketing Tools To Drive Your Content Marketing Success

Marketing Insider Group

Are you looking for content marketing tools to drive your content marketing plans? One of the content marketing questions I get asked most often is how a small business can get started with content marketing on a limited budget. Content Ideas.

Is Content Marketing Becoming the New SEO?

Marketing Insider Group

If you were to step back in time into a marketing conference from a decade or so ago, content marketing SEO would be the buzzword you’d hear on everyone’s lips. But back then, content was only a vehicle for injecting keywords into blog posts and other website content.

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How Content Marketing Directly Improves Sales

Marketing Insider Group

While some invest a tremendous amount of money in traditional advertising channels, many use the power of content instead. Content marketing directly improves sales in many ways, and typically costs much less and has higher returns than ads. Build a Content Strategy.

Content Marketing Agency Vs In-House Writers

Marketing Insider Group

The measure of any marketing strategy is in its effectiveness. In content marketing, we measure effectiveness by the amount of organic search traffic and rankings we deliver for our clients. Because that is our goal: content marketing ROI. Tightly regulated content.

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How to Use Content Marketing for Customer Retention

Marketing Insider Group

With content marketing. Fuel the momentum needed to retain your customers by offering your followers relevant and engaging content at every stage of the buyer’s journey. The Power of Customer Retention Marketing. 9 Customer Retention Strategies That Use Content Marketing.

Content Marketing Editorial and Writing Services: What to Look For

Marketing Insider Group

Good content writing is critical for the success of your content marketing strategy. 59 percent of web browsers say they would avoid doing business with an organization that publishes content with spelling or […]. The post Content Marketing Editorial and Writing Services: What to Look For appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

How Much Should Content Marketing Cost?

Marketing Insider Group

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the cost of content marketing today. Each business’s content marketing costs will depend on how developed their existing content strategy is, what the content should achieve and whether an in-house team or outsourcing is a better fit.

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Why So Many Businesses Are Shifting to Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Who is the one true king of marketing? What if I told you the answer was quality content? Content is king today and will still be on the throne tomorrow. In 2020, 70% of marketers were already actively investing in content marketing ( HubSpot ).

10 Great Writing Books & Tools For B2B Content Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

Content marketing is more than just a knack for putting words on paper or coming up with the right budget and platform. Being a great writer is a valued skill that now goes beyond teaching in a classroom or being an author in today’s market. Below are some great classes, books, and other resources for B2B content marketers who want to hone their writing skills. Content Marketing Books. Yes, this is a creative writing book , but hear me out.

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.

The Importance of Content Marketing

Oracle

Each year, marketing trends lists tout the ongoing trend of content marketing. It can be written content, visual content, or video content. But, it’s all about providing the audience with the most relevant, valuable content for them. Like most other types of marketing tactics, content marketing influences how other aspects of your marketing strategy do. Building Relationships Through Content Marketing.

4 Little-Known Truths About Content Marketing Agencies

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing is leading the way for effective marketers. Many businesses hire content marketing agencies to help develop and distribute their messaging. However, there are some potential content marketing agency problems you want to consider.

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Content Marketing Requires the Mindset of a Publisher

Sales Engine

The answer is critical for anyone in B2B marketing today. Content marketing uses the same skills and tactics as publishing a magazine—only the distribution methods, audience-building techniques, and analysis tools are different. B2B content marketing today is really about generating leads for sales by replacing the one-to-one conversations that salespeople used to be able to get more predictably. Good writing and pithy headlines are the key to success.

Content Marketing Tip: Start with Ready-to-Publish Articles

Writing on the Web

Content marketing is easier when you can outsource some of the writing and researching to qualified writers. A great way to short-cut the time needed to research, write and publish quality online content is to find a good writer to supply articles. For example, as a former executive coach and psychologist, I write for other coaches and consultants who are too busy with clients to write their own newsletters and blogs.

10 Secrets To Help You Succeed In B2B Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing is a great way to do so: When you generate informative, useful, and interesting content for your audience, you can also directly or indirectly sell your products or services to them. Top Priorities & Unique Challenges for B2B Content Marketing.

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The Simple Content Marketing Strategy for Startups

Marketing Insider Group

A content strategy? Unless you’re independently wealthy, you’re going to need some way to market your business. The best way to do that – and statistics back it up – is content marketing. That’s the power of a robust content strategy. Content Marketing

Google Makes It Official: Content Marketing Is Now the #1 Ranking Factor

Marketing Insider Group

Google has finally made it official: Content marketing is now its number one ranking factor. If your company has dragged its feet on making content marketing the hub around which all its other marketing efforts revolve, you need to do an abrupt about-face.

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A Quiz: Test Your Content Marketing and Blog Writing Knowledge

Writing on the Web

While that may sound obvious – (“Of course, why would I write something ho-hum boring?”) Not everyone agrees on what quality content is. Quality content scores high with readers, your target clients, and with search engines. If you want to get found, get known and get clients online, you need to write and publish quality blog posts that resonate with your readers. It can also help identify what drives your readers; what content resonates with them.

Where Do Case Studies Fit into Your Content Marketing Strategy?

Marketing Insider Group

Case studies are one of the most powerful forms of content to have in your marketing repertoire. The longer-form content goes more in depth to describe a problem, solution, and outcome – all while keeping the customer at the center of the story. Incorporate into Email Marketing.

Opinionated Content Marketing: Why You Should It?

Marketing Insider Group

In today’s “cancel culture,” many businesses and other organizations are thinking it might be best to avoid opinionated content marketing. The hide in their vanilla content cave, their figurative tail tucked between their legs. Content Marketing

Top Content Marketing Ideas for Ecommerce Brands

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing is helping e-commerce brands like never before. In the past, you might have been able to get real ROI from lazily publishing 500-word articles on your blog week after week, but it’s not enough anymore. How Content Marketing is Changing.

5 Ways to Leverage Content Marketing to Expand Your Business into New Markets

Marketing Insider Group

You’ve decided to open up new markets for your products, but you have a major challenge: how to build brand awareness among your new target customers. When you leverage content marketing to expand your business into new territory, you’ll be a step ahead of your competitors.

Content Marketing Tip: Use Ready-to-Publish Articles

Writing on the Web

Content marketing is easier when you can outsource some of the writing and researching to qualified writers. A great way to short-cut the time needed to research, write and publish quality online content is to find a good writer to supply articles. For example, as a former executive coach and psychologist, I write for other coaches and consultants who are too busy with clients to write their own newsletters and blogs.

Why the Best Days of Content Marketing Are Still Ahead of Us

Marketing Insider Group

With businesses conducting more of their communication online even before the pandemic’s onset, content marketing has taken on a greater role. Content marketers can provide that relevance, as long as they deliver it in the ways that their audience wants to receive it.

How to Improve Your Content Marketing Results

Marketing Insider Group

What’s the goal of content marketing ? For most companies the goal of content marketing is to get business results – outcomes that drive profitable action. Remember that content marketing is a long-term strategy – a marathon, not a sprint.

9 Content Marketing Mistakes That Are Hurting Your Brand

Oracle

A re your content marketing strategies companies creating value or distaste among consumers ? “ My biggest — and only — pet peeve in content marketing is when companies chase quick wins rather than long-term gains.

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How to Write a Content Marketing Blog Post

Writing on the Web

Here’s a little review of steps involved in writing and publishing a blog post: Once you have written the body of the post, it’s time to check for effectiveness: Before you publish, here are a few smart things to check for: And now you are ready for important final steps… What is missing here? What additional steps should smart content marketers take to get results from blogging? How to Write Like You Talk.

Do Content Marketers Need To Have Writing Skills?

Marketing Insider Group

In my recent post on the top skills for content marketing strategists, I listed 7 skills you should look for when hiring a content marketing strategist. I think there are many different ideas about what a content marketing strategist or content marketing team lead is or does in a corporate brand role. There were a few comments in that post that questioned whether content marketing strategists should have writing skills.