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.

11 Content Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

Cision

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. “Prettying up mediocre content won’t make it any better.

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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.

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. The white paper calls the pageview a “superficial impression of how people behave on the web.”

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

Sword and the Script

For most businesses, organic search is the single largest source of web traffic. 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?

One Bold Content Marketing Prediction for 2016

Sword and the Script

Joe Pulizzi has often noted there are two choices in content marketing – build and audience or buy one. This generally means interrupting people with advertising while they are engaging in content they actually want to read or view (ala Grantland). by Frank Strong.

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.

Digital advertisers seek transparency, Facebook fights content ruling, and PR faces a gender trust gap

PR Daily

For President Donald Trump, a miscalculation resulted in his tweet being struck down by Twitter’s content moderators. Go to the tweet this morning, and you will find a note from Twitter saying the copyright holder has asked for the content to be taken down.

The 4 Engines You Need to Pull Off Content Marketing Successfully

Sword and the Script

Everyone is doing content marketing these days. In fact, some 80% of respondents say they are doing content marketing according to 2017 survey data. To build an audience you have to get visitors to your content hub. What content coverts subscribers?

Content Marketing Lessons Learned From Our Best Performing Blog Posts

Polaris

Hopefully we learn a few content marketing lessons by reviewing the past year, then use that information to develop even more effective editorial calendars in 2015. Content Marketing Lesson #1: Make it useful and timely. Don’t wait until December to evaluate your content.

Content marketing – it’s not just content for contents sake

Prohibition

Consider the changing shape of the comms industry, and you will undoubtedly come across the phrase ‘content marketing’. But what does content mean? At the risk of teaching you to suck eggs, content is – in a nutshell – what makes the communications industry go round.

Buzzfeed and Twitter seek to turbo-charge content marketing

PR Daily

Content marketing and social media sharing are trends that have become cemented in the day-to-day lives of brand managers, but that doesn’t mean they won’t evolve. recently introduced Pound, a technology that tracks a piece of content’s spread across social media platforms.

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? The upside of this content-rich era is that most of us are sophisticated and discerning news consumers.

Report: Social media leads the way in online advertising

PR Daily

analyzes how companies are marketing themselves online, getting responses from 501 marketers from across the U.S. The findings show how companies can expand their advertising operations, and they reveal hot trends across the online marketplace.

The Dynamic Web: Pop-ups, Persistence and SERP [UML]

Sword and the Script

There’s a tag I’ve kept on this blog over the years called “ dynamic web.” It’s a personal interest in just how much the web shifts and changes – and the impact that has on marketing and PR. Lines blurred to the extent that marketing looks more like PR.

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Basic, Advanced and Bridge Building: Boldness in Content Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

A new survey of 2,400 B2B marketers suggests content marketing is the top priority this year – and by a wide margin. According to Marketing Charts , 37% of the respondents cited content marketing as the most important initiative.

5 Amazing Facts You Must Know About Facebook Advertising

Cision

As a content marketer, you spend tremendous time and money to create content – be it brand awareness, thought leadership or lead generation pieces. Instead, we must now actively push our content out to our intended audience. I am interested in digital marketing.”.

Is it time to get more aggressive with your content marketing?

PR Daily

Content marketing is essential in business today. Now that both audiences and commerce are online, it’s crucial that you produce engaging, high-quality digital content to attract those audiences to your site. That content should include.

Most Powerful Free SEO Tools

ReimaginePR

It’s the marketing discipline which helps visitors easily find your site in popular search engines like Google. Basically you want to design your site in a way that the Web at large can easily understand it and share it with your target audience. [link].

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Change Agent Spotlight: Content Marketing Institute Leader Gives Inside Look at Model Inbound Approach

PR 20/20

These marketers aren't afraid to take risks to make an impact. In this spotlight, we’ve featured Cathy McPhillips ( @cmcphillips ), Vice President of Marketing at Content Marketing Institute ( @CMIContent ). Q&A with VP of Marketing at CMI.

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Why Earned Media Matters to Content Marketing

Beyond PR

However, earned media is also a wise (I’d even say, essential) pursuit for marketers who want their content to reach new audiences and boost conversion rates. Here are 6 ways that earned media will help you reach your content marketing goals.

30 Pragmatic Marketing and PR Predictions for 2020

Sword and the Script

As I’ve done in recent years, I’ve asked a whole bunch of smart people for their marketing predictions or PR predictions for the next year. And now on with the marketing and PR predictions for 2020. 1) Marketing embraces sustainability. 5) Marketers will slow down.

AI in Content Marketing: What It Is, How to Use It and Companies to Demo

PR 20/20

This post originally appeared on the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute's blog. The Marketing AI Institute was created and is powered by PR 20/20. No matter what content you write or what stories your brand tells, there’s a good chance a machine can help you do it better.

LinkedIn Pulse: The Next Content Marketing Must-Have?

MaccaPR

Not too long ago, you , as a marketer, signed in to LinkedIn to check your messages , catch up on an old colleague, and maybe update your new profile picture. Rebranding to “LinkedIn Pulse” in late 2013 , the app has quickly become a key part of making LinkedIn a content marketing machine.

3 Ways to Promote Content Marketing with Press Releases

Beyond PR

As a content marketer, I’m always on the lookout for whatever edge will improve my content’s reach. But with so many other brands also using content marketing, the task can seem Sisyphean at times. Content Teaser. Content Round-up.

The Old “New Media” and Marketing Tools with Novel Twists [UML]

Sword and the Script

Avid podcast listeners consume an average of five a week – listening for four hours and 10 minutes (chart nearby used with permission by The Marketing Companion ). Not only is this a significant amount of time – but it’s quality time and so marketing has joined the crowd.

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Content Marketing Is So Last Year

Flatiron Communications

One would be hard-pressed to find a media event (or rather, an “activation”) today that did not employ one or more social media “influencers” as part of its marketing mix for driving branded buzz. For content publishers, it’s no longer about driving eyeballs to a news site’s homepage.

Twitter suspends Grindr from ad network, Spotify offers pet playlists, and Pinterest surpasses Snapchat

PR Daily

The social media platform suspended Grindr from using its advertising network following a report by the Norwegian Consumer Council asserting the app was one of several that shared users’ data with marketers. FREE DOWNLOAD: 10 ways to spin content marketing leads into gold ].

10 tips for making website content easily accessible by voice search

PR Daily

With Siri, Alexa and other mechanized listeners helping consumers find everything from pizza to piñatas, marketers must tailor their online presences with an eye—and ear—to that trend. Voice search has become a crucial element in digital marketing. Content Marketing

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Content Curation’s Last stand?

Flack's Revenge

Quora recently sent me an email asking about my favorite content curation examples. But now we’re all exhausted from content overload. The problems start with Free; the assumption that it is our God-given right to access content and apps at low or no cost.

5 essentials for creating a stellar podcast

PR Daily

The medium might be perfect for your content marketing strategy, but it’s not as simple as just hitting “record.” Since [2004], the audio platform has grown in popularity, both in terms of listeners and resulting advertising dollars,” says Kent Lewis, president of Anvil Media.

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Ad Blockers: A Home Run (Or a Strike Out) For PR, Social and Content Marketing?

MaccaPR

The near-collapse of much of US journalism employment and the seeming vulnerability of PR coincided with America’s top marketers who - smitten with digital advertising - diverted billions of dollars from their traditional ad budgets into online. Quality content at no cost.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

Candidates can expect strong competition for jobs at advertising and public relations firms and organizations with large media exposure. RELATED: Share the content that captivated audiences ]. Here are 30 of the top new jobs in PR and Marketing: Senior PR manager—Walker Sands, Illinois.

Designing Deliberate Questions, Content and Customer Experiences [UML]

Sword and the Script

CThere’s an old saying that good marketing will make a poor product fail faster. There’s something similar at play in those B2B organizations facing challenges in content marketing. Certainly, the most successful content marketing is very deliberate.

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7 mistakes to avoid when targeting more than one location

PR Daily

At first glance, marketing a multi-location business seems similar to marketing a single-location business. Though there’s plenty of overlap in tactics, there’s also something decidedly different about multi-location and franchise marketing. Multi-location firms often make these seven marketing mistakes, which should be avoided at any cost: 1. You’re not localizing your web offerings. That’s why developing localized web offerings is so important.

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26 Thoughtful Marketing Predictions that Could Actually Happen in 2019 Across PR, Content, Digital, Social Media and Customer Success

Sword and the Script

As I’m wont to do at year’s end, I ask many brilliant marketing and PR types for their take on what might transpire over the next twelve months. 5) Alignment of marketing and customer success. “A 6) Marketing spend rationalization. More content marketers will get frequency right.

Huffington Goes Viral with Data Science – You can Too

Flack's Revenge

They reported the experiences of social teams and editors at some of the largest broadcast, print daily and native web outlets. Those featured, however, didn’t go into detail on the role of advertising to boost reach. Data across the Content Life Cycle.

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How to tailor your Instagram for millennial audiences

PR Daily

Younger consumers won’t respond well to traditional advertising, so your social media strategy must get creative. The chance to advertise curated products and services to a nearly unlimited number of potential buyers is too good to pass up. 6. Crowdsource your content.

Must-Have Checklist: Digital Earned Media Strategies

Critical Mention

As the importance of earned media continues to grow, PR pros and marketers are seeking alternative ways to drive brand awareness without spending on advertising and then access all of their mentions across the web. Priscilla is the marketing coordinator for Critical Mention.