Is Content Marketing Better than Advertising?

Sword and the Script

As a result, the refrain “content marketing is better than advertising” is bounced around the marketing echo chamber. Though a seasoned PR professional, I am also a serious advocate of content marketing. Pay-per-click advertising?

8 Content Marketing Trends That Will Fire Up Your Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Has your content marketing strategy been on the decline, figuratively dwindling to embers? We've collected content marketing trends designed to blow new life into your strategy and rekindle it into the roaring blaze it once was. Longer Content Takes a Back Seat.

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Future Proof Your Content Marketing Strategy with These 6 Tips

ReimaginePR

They say the only thing constant is change, and that’s certainly true in the world of content marketing. Every month, or so it seems, there’s a new must-do-or-you’re-toast trend in content marketing. Here’s Why a Customer-Centric Content Market Strategy is Crucial.

Content Marketing Tips: How to Attract Your Audience

B2B PR Sense

B2B content marketing has become the white bread of content marketing. It's on every B2B marketer's menu and unfortunately a lot of it is as exciting as white bread. Simply content without a strategy it isn't a solid part of B2B marketing strategies.

3 steps to choosing between native advertising and content marketing

PR Daily

A fight is brewing in the world of marketing when it comes to brand budget dollars: How do you choose between native advertising and content marketing? Brands must wade through a plethora of information to decide what is best for them.

10 Awesome Content Marketing Tools That Will Up Your Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Your B2B content strategy is like a machine -- it needs regular maintenance to run smoothly. And that's where content marketing tools come in. Tools help you to maintain your content strategy and get the best results. 10 Content Marketing Tools That Will Help You Succeed.

Content Marketing: Is Now a Good Time to Double Down? [Coronavirus]

Sword and the Script

Buyers were taking in content before talking to sales even before the Coronavirus hit; now is a great time to double down on content marketing Today is the last day of the first quarter of 2020. Be mindful of your content, your tone, and your cadence.

Everything You Need to Know About Content Marketing When You Don’t Have Time

ReimaginePR

Do you ever wonder how great brands manage to post so much relevant, awesome content as often as they do? You may assume that creating a similar content marketing strategy will be too complicated for your business to handle. content marketing strategy.

Why content marketing fails

PR Daily

Not only were there fashion tips from the likes of Punky Brewster , there were loads of Barbie fashion spreads , dramatic storylines , and ads just as enticing as the content itself. All that said, I’m not here to hold up Barbie Magazine as an example of a content marketing win.

Native Advertising: Where Content Marketing and Journalism Overlap

Cision

Bernie Borges is executive producer of Social Business Engine , CEO of Find and Convert , an IBM Futurist , a Dell Social Influencer and frequent speaker at marketing conferences and private events. shared her perspective on native advertising in a recent podcast recording.

AirPR Acquires Content Marketing and Analytics Company; Changes Corporate Name to “Onclusive”

Onclusive

The acquisition brings together AirPR’s industry-leading communications measurement solution with Ozmotik’s content marketing and analytics offering, creating a unified platform for companies to discover their most valuable earned media and to deliver it to its intended audience at scale.

Content Marketing is the New Conference and Trade Show During Quarantine [UML]

Sword and the Script

There are several strategies for this including: You can help people – content has utility value. You can captivate people – content has entertainment value. Obviously, we cannot congregate today, and marketing and PR are scrambling to defend or reallocate their budgets.

Scale Content Marketing: Employees are the Secret

Sword and the Script

The biggest challenge is that we are moving from an industry that could create one amazing commercial to reach consumers to an ecosystem with a diversified channel structure,” according to Mike Scafidi , marketing operations with PepsiCo. Frictionless content. by Frank Strong.

How to Turn Your Personal Story Into a Compelling Brand

ReimaginePR

The most important part of branding is storytelling. You must cultivate a brand story that adds context and meaning to what would otherwise be dull facts and figures. Your brand story should be authentic, relatable, and deeply human. Think of your brand as a person.

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Simple Content Marketing Framework

Shift Communications

Content marketing isn’t a panacea. More important, however, is that content marketing can hit diminishing returns very quickly, in a phenomenon first described by marketing expert Mark W. Put simply, everyone is creating content. Lots and lots of content.

We Should Measure Content Marketing by Relationships

Sword and the Script

As a metric for content marketing, pageviews are flawed according to a white paper – Why Content Marketers Are Using All the Wrong Metrics – published by Contently. Shares are a poor metric because research shows people share content blindly. by Frank Strong.

Finding The Content Marketing Sweet Spot

Cision

Last year, 90 percent of B2C marketers used content marketing, but only 34 percent felt they were successful. And while 69 percent are creating more content than years past, few are being heard. One day Andy bought a few chickens at a local farmer’s market.

5 More Outside-The-Box Content Marketing Ideas

Cision

This post was inspired by our free “ Outside-The-Box Content Marketing for PR ” white paper. Not long ago, we had a blog post that described five outside-the-box content marketing ideas. Want even more content marketing tips? Native Advertising.

8 essentials for bolstering your content marketing

PR Daily

Content marketing may be a current buzzword, but it isn’t a new concept. Smart marketers figured out how to produce content their customers value as early as 1895, when John Deere published a high-quality magazine ( Outbrain ) to help farmers become more effective and more profitable.

Straight Talk for Laywers and Legal Marketers on Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

For some, the term content marketing seemed to come out of nowhere – and with such urgency. While it’s not new , this perception has created a lot of confusion among lawyers and legal marketers, and in the broad legal space, over what it is, what it isn’t, and how to do it effectively.

33 Statistics Summarizing the Year in Public Relations, Content Marketing, Social Media and SEO

Sword and the Script

It’s good to know where and how other marketers are finding success. We are after all forever students of marketing. Those categories are: Content marketing statistics. Social media marketing statistics. Paid media and advertising statistics.

PR for Content Marketers

PR Fuel

In this day and age, many people still consider PR and content marketing to be mutually exclusive. However, I venture to say that the best content marketers and the best PR people use a mixture of both worlds to achieve the greatest results. Blog Marketing

Livestreaming, Pokemon Go & Branded Content: Marketing Trends to Stay on Top of

Cision

As frequently as marketing changes, it’s important to stay ahead of the curve as much as possible. Here are three marketing trends you need to be aware of as we head into the final quarter of the year. Branded Content Creators Note Important Facebook Changes.

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4 reasons why brand managers should embrace content marketing

PR Daily

Not sure if content marketing is right for your business? As one of the few marketing strategies with very little up front cost and the potential for high ROI, I highly encourage you to rethink your stance. Content marketing will supplement your current marketing strategy.

9 Content Snacks from the Story of Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

The best way to excel at content marketing is to “be the story.” ” That’s according to the new documentary by the Content Marketing Institute : The Story of Content. Large brands include John Deere, Proctor & Gamble, Red Bull, GE and Marriott.

Strong Media Brands: the answer to Native Advertising Concerns

Flack's Revenge

So is native advertising (sometimes called brand journalism or, more generally, content marketing) a curse or cure all? Is it good for what ails online advertising? That does not mean that there isn’t the potential for abuse in native advertising.

Did Outbrain Try to Pitch Content Marketing at Cannes?

Sword and the Script

Outbrain is one most recognizable brands in advertising technology (adtech). The online advertising firm Outbrain – accused in the past of spreading clickbait – wants video ads to lure people in with attractive content, rather than being seen as a necessary evil.

What’s hindering your content marketing efforts?

PR Daily

How are health care marketers handling content strategy, and which key issues keep them from delivering engaging communications? Tandem surveys found that content marketing has become mainstream for health care organizations. Content Marketing and the Battle for Attention.

Give Your Content Marketing a Human Face

Waxing UnLyrical

Content marketing does much more for your brand than just aid your marketing. Effective content marketing shapes your brand by giving it a face to know, like, and trust. Content marketing and becoming human. It’s not just marketing.

How to Boost Buyers with Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Your B2B content marketing strategy plays a powerful role in a buyer’s journey. We’ve known for years that it helps to build brand awareness and overall trust in a company. A strong B2B content strategy goes beyond simple information; it influences audiences CLICK TO TWEET.

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3 content marketing lessons from 'BoJack Horseman'

PR Daily

By creating its own shows in a line of "original series," the streaming service is proving that content marketing is here to stay. The writing you use for content marketing should be created the same way as a blog post, social media updates or a pitch letter.

Content Marketing: Don’t Make Home Improvements to Rental Property

Sword and the Script

It’s almost cliché, except the advice is sage: when it comes to content marketing , don’t make home improvements to a rental property. Survey Finds Improving Optimism in Content Marketing. The Psychology of More in Content Marketing and Social Media [UML].

How content marketing has changed PR

PR Daily

Whether it’s media relations, brand journalism or managing corporate communications, content has always played an essential part of effective PR efforts. That connectivity enables consumers and brand managers to create, consume, publish, interact and transact anywhere, at anytime.

4 content marketing lessons from Caterpillar

PR Daily

When you think of cutting-edge marketing companies—brands such as Coca-Cola that consistently dominate the advertising world—there’s a good chance your mind doesn’t immediately jump to Caterpillar. Marketing isn’t always about money (at least immediately).

9 Content Marketing Trends That Will Rule The Roost In 2016

Cision

Anne Carton is a small business consultant, digital marketing expert and blogger working with Designhill , the world’s largest online graphic design marketplace. Want to deliver valuable content in 2016? Episodic Content . Influencer Marketing . Visual Content .

Avoid these 11 content marketing mishaps

PR Daily

If you're developing digital content in any capacity, you've probably run across some of the following advice: Develop a content strategy. Write "good" content. You could develop content to entertain and never sell, but what if people really. Edit your content.

3 Comparative Metrics if Organic Search is Your Raison D’etre for Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

Organizations that publish content with answers to those questions have a solid chance of showing up in a search page with potential answers. In fact, you must publish content in order for it to be indexed and returned in response to search. That’s the gist of a piece Michael Brenner wrote for the Content Marketing Institute last week titled The Best Reason to Do Content Marketing? b) Integrated marketing.

Brands Start To Open Up

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The past two months have been extraordinarily challenging for brand communications and PR people. In the initial weeks of the COVID-19 shutdown, brands struggled to find the right response. Many brands see an opening. ” So what’s a brand to do?

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The story of content: New documentary film on content marketing

Stuart Bruce

Content marketing is one of the hottest topics in marketing communications and public relations. So not only is it too long, it’s also too American – you do see some international voices and brands, but not many. Source: Content Marketing Institute.

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Why and how to use IGTV for content marketing

PR Daily

According to a recent study , nearly half of adults ages 22 to 45 don’t watch content on traditional TV platforms anymore. RELATED: Join us at Intel HQ for the Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference. ]. Best practices for IGTV content marketing.