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.

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.

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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

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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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?”

Has Content Marketing Saturation Hit Your Industry?

Marketing Insider Group

At this point, there’s no denying that content marketing is being used by most companies. In this post, we’ll be looking at how to tell if content marketing saturation has hit your industry. What Is Content Saturation? Why Did Content Marketing Saturation Occur?

Simplify Your Blog Writing: Shortcuts to Publishing a Leadership Blog

Writing on the Web

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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.

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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 ).

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.

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.

Writing Smarter: 5 Hacks to Elevate Your B2B Content Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

When done successfully, B2B content writing can drive some impressive business results like increased search traffic, boosted social media engagement, and more importantly, conversions. There are numerous tips and strategies that can help B2B content writers be more effective and efficient. Here are a few hacks to help you start seeing better outcomes from your content marketing : 1. User intent should always be top of mind for B2B content writers.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Why Every Startup Needs a Professional Blog Writing Service

Marketing Insider Group

What exactly does a professional blog writing service do for you, and why do you need one? Have you thought about hiring a professional blog writing service for your new business? There’s nothing to stop you from writing your blog yourself, but this can be a full-time job in itself.

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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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.

2020 Content Marketing Trends – Content for the Buyer Journey

Marketing Insider Group

Understanding the needs of your customers is a vital element in the definition of the content marketing. Those insights lead to one of the biggest trends in Content Marketing: we need to develop content for the every stage of the buyer journey. Content Marketing

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.

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.

How a Small Company with Little Budget Can Rank #1 Through Consistent Blog Publishing

Marketing Insider Group

Consistent blog publishing is the heart of successful content marketing. With the right strategy in place, even companies with a limited marketing budget can produce high-value content that not only ranks #1 in search results but also converts visitors into leads.

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.

Why Every Startup Needs a Professional Blog Writing Service

Marketing Insider Group

What exactly does a professional blog writing service do for you, and why do you need one? Have you thought about hiring a professional blog writing service for your new business? There’s nothing to stop you from writing your blog yourself, but this can be a full-time job in itself.

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.

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.

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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AI and Content Writing: How to Adapt to the Future

B2B PR Sense

Content has ruled digital strategies for the past couple decades now -- and with that reign, we've seen some great content writing, as well as some misfires. We have AI programs designed to mimic human writing styles and improve the content that brands create.

E-A-T vs. YMYL: What You Need To Know for SEO and Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

SEO is something content marketers have to tweak and refine continuously. In this post, we’ll break down the two concepts and examine how they impact SEO and content marketing. E-A-T and YMYL are two principles that Google uses to quantify the quality of content.

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