How content marketing offers a foundation for your PR strategy

PR Daily

Your blog and other thought leadership efforts are the building blocks for getting your leaders noticed by important trade press, as well as national outlets. Good content can fuel PR opportunities on its own, and you’ve probably already got a lot of good content.

The Best PR & Content Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2018

Onclusive

The TOP PR and Content Marketing Conferences 2018. If you’re in search of PR and content marketing conferences to attend in 2018, AirPR has pulled together a definitive list of the best and the brightest. Take a look, and hopefully we’ll see you at one of these PR or marketing conferences in 2018. This awards event celebrates the best of the best corporate, agency, nonprofit, and education teams, and the work they produced during the entry period.

What is the Future of Content Marketing?

Ronn Torossian

Content marketing has changed dramatically since the days of 300-word blog posts and half-baked articles. In the past, a company could post a handful of blogs once a month and easily get to the top of the Google search results. In an attempt to deal with the complexity of the content marketing journey, a lot of businesses have begun to churn out more content as quickly as possible – hoping … READ MORE ».

M&A as a Shortcut to Content Marketing Results

Sword and the Script

Content marketing is about the audience. The same dynamic applies to content marketing too. >>> Looking for a consulting partner with the content chops to build a sound strategy and execute?

Announcing PR Daily’s 2020 Content Marketing Awards finalists

PR Daily

The finalists in PR Daily’s 2020 Content Marketing Awards know about the power of storytelling. Content Marketing Assets: Blog. Bethesda: Bethesda Empowerment Blog. Capital Caring Health: Capital Caring Health Monthly Blogs. Content Series.

Guest Post: How to Sell #Content #Marketing to Your Bosses

PR Expanded

Content marketing as a discipline is still relatively new, and it’s evolving into whatever we professional communicators and marketers say it is. How do you most effectively package your company’s unique value propositions and expertise, and deliver it to the market? But I’ve seen first-hand how content marketing can make a significant impact, especially to B2B organizations. So show them how content feeds the sales and marketing machine.

How content marketing bolsters your public speaking

PR Daily

The answer begins with content marketing. Here’s a guide on how you can use content from the minute you get accepted as a conference speaker to weeks afterwards: Before your event. If you aren’t prepping and actively creating content to engage potential conference attendees leading up to the event, then you’re missing an opportunity. You don’t have to exhaust yourself, but here are a few things worth doing: Create a blog post about the event to inform your audience.

Are you ready for the future of content marketing?

PR Daily

It’s a new year, and that means its time to reevaluate your content marketing strategy. As you’re diving into 2019 and figuring out your marketing strategy, you may find yourself expanding your marketing budget. It is also important to allocate resources and money for new content. However, your content marketing efforts should not be viewed as a separate undertaking from your marketing output. It is your marketing.

Thought Leadership vs. Content Marketing

5W PR

Businesses looking to increase brand awareness are already familiar with the popularity of thought leadership when it comes to their marketing tactics. The same thing goes for content marketing, which is frequently praised for creating more leads compared to other strategies.

What to expect from your content marketing campaign

PR Daily

Content creation is a long game, requires heavy investment and dedication, and might not provide immediate results. When it comes to content marketing, patience is a must-have. If you’re embarking on a content marketing strategy and expecting to see a ton of leads flood your site after you publish your very first blog post, then your expectations are way out of whack. Content marketing is a long-term strategy. Content Marketing

Why content marketers shouldn’t overlook niche outlets

PR Daily

Part of creating effective content is knowing where you want it to end up. By outlining your goals and knowing whom you want to reach with your content, you can decide which publication is the best bet for your company. First off, it’s important to understand the difference between the two types of publications you can pitch content to, and what sort of content makes sense for each. a content marketing agency. Content Marketing

How a PR agency can contribute to your communications strategy, and how to select the right agency for your business

Onclusive

A strong PR agency that aligns with and understands your business can be an invaluable strategic adviser and resource for your brand in this endeavor. However, not all brand and PR agency relationships are created equal. Why work with a PR agency, and is it right for your organization?

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Why your whole organization must get involved in content marketing

PR Daily

Without executive buy-in and the right subject matter experts providing valuable insights, your content will struggle to attract a crowd. All too often, clients struggle to initiate and maintain an ongoing content marketing program. After all, it’s usually the marketing and communications departments who shoulder the entire brunt of the effort, without a lot of help from the rest of their organization. Marketing and communications. Content Marketing

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. Here are some of Polaris’ most popular blog posts from 2014, along with the lessons they taught us. Content Marketing Lesson #1: Make it useful and timely. The introduction of this country’s new anti-spam legislation (CASL) on July 1 was one of the biggest marketing developments this year.

The 10 Best PR & Content Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2019

Onclusive

PR and content marketing are rapidly evolving with new access to data and insights, new methods of measurement and more channels to reach your audience than ever. Attending conferences can not only be an effective way to sharpen your skills, but can provide you with lots of networking with other PR and marketing pros navigating our evolving industry. Content Marketing World. Content Marketing Conference. Confab, The Content Strategy Conference.

5 Free Blog Editorial Calendars to Improve Your Content Marketing

Polaris

Do you want to be better organized in your blogging? Write marketing content more quickly and more efficiently? If you said yes, the solution is simple: get a blog editorial calendar. A blog editorial calendar is a calendar filled with the schedule of your upcoming posts. The style of calendar you use will vary depending on the objective of your blog, the kind of content you create and the type of organization you work for. Business Blogging

5 Important Planning Considerations from a B2B Content Marketing Study

Sword and the Script

B2B organizations that find content marketing effective are committed to these programs. These organizations have a content marketing plan in writing. Those are among the top-level findings from an annual survey of content marketers by the Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Profs. For responses to be included, the respondent’s organization had to be using content marketing for at least one year.

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Dispelling 6 Myths PR Sometimes has about Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

This is why content marketing plays such a crucial role in media relations , among many other aspects of PR and corporate communications. Myth 1: Content is a commodity. The same is true of content. Some argue content is king, and others say it’s a commodity. Well-research and well-written content that fills a niche is still quite rare. Myth 2: Content marketing doesn’t yield credibility. Myth 3: You can’t pitch reporters with content.

Repurpose Does Not Mean Regurgitate in Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

That is in essence what repurposing is all about – giving content another chance or a calculated second effort with just a little different perspective. What repurposing content is not, is a cut and paste of verbatim copy and transferring it from one website to another. Repurposing is built in content disruption. It produces a better return on content investments. Most B2B marketing organizations don’t do this enough. Many B2B agencies are good at content.

The 5 Stages of Content Marketing Grief

Sword and the Script

The recent commentary on content marketing by Gartner Research may have given B2B tech marketers motivation to reconsider the concept. Every B2B tech marketer is familiar with the analyst firm because of the implication the four corners of one certain magical graphical quad chart can have on a short list of vendors. And the tech analyst firm called content marketing the future of marketing. Content marketing values: utility over hype.

How to Get PR and Content Marketing Right: Think Like a PR Person

B2B PR Sense

Both content marketing and public relations can alone make the difference between meh and stellar results. Let's consider why PR and content marketing are a good combination, and how you can use the two effectively. But first, let's consider what some pessimists say about using PR to create content and consider the facts involved in this discussion. Public Relations: Friend or Foe of Content Marketing? Content Amplification.

Blogging Tips for PR Pros

PR Expanded

Fast forward almost ten years and blogging is so ubiquitous that not only are blogs supplanting traditional media channels as sources for breaking news, practically every single company I can think of has one. A good public relations professional will counsel their client to have a blog or content hub as a way to showcase thought leadership, earned media placements, company news, and announcements, and engage with fans and followers. Your blog is your community.

3 Content Marketing Ideas for Health Care Communicators

Cision

Content marketing can be challenging for health care communicators, especially at the local level — hospitals, clinics, and medical practices. So how do you do health care content marketing? Here are three ideas you can add to your content marketing strategy to try to both catch people when they need you, and still avoid privacy concerns. Some read blog posts and articles on their laptops, others watch videos on their mobile phones.

PR for Content Marketers

PR Fuel

In this day and age, many people still consider PR and content marketing to be mutually exclusive. While content marketers create quality material to inform readers while also branding that company in a certain way and with a certain voice, traditional PR generally aims to get stories and other material to the “news.”. 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.

The Page 4 Simple Secret to Successful Content Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

Overall, the study found roughly one-fifth (22%) of 1,102 B2B marketers based in North America that answered the annual survey described their content marketing as “extremely successful” or “very successful.” Page 4 shows us why these B2B content marketers are successful. Among this exclusive group of “top performers” the graphic on page 4 finds: 91% say the organization is committed to content marketing. Not marketing.

Is the corporate blog still content marketing’s “home base”?

Communications Conversations

Drive all social traffic back to our corporate blog and/or web site. We own that content. Drive all social traffic back to our corporate blog and/or web site. Dave Kerpen is a agency owner and big-time influencer in the social space. ” Dave’s business is social media and digital marketing consulting. His company has a corporate blog. Dave blogs using LinkedIn’s publisher feature on a regular basis.

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. In the continuing effort to put a bow on content this year, I went back through each of 80 posts published this year pulling out interesting statistics and linking back to the original piece. Those categories are: Content marketing statistics. Social media marketing statistics. Marketing measurement statistics.

Interview Series: CMO of UL Discusses How PR & Content Marketing Are Evolving in 2018

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. Kathy Seegebrecht is SVP and Chief Marketing Officer for UL (Underwriters Laboratories). She joined UL in 2015 and is responsible for brand and marketing strategy, communications, public relations and crisis management, corporate social responsibility, events, customer experience, digital marketing and social media, as well as the marketing organization at large. Kathy has also worked in a variety of marketing and sales roles at Navistar and BP.

Why You Can Run a Campaign Inside Content Marketing, but Not the Other Way Around

Sword and the Script

You cannot run content marketing like a campaign. You can, however, run campaigns inside a content marketing program. Campaigns are how every marketer is trained to think. Campaigns in B2B marketing are common around product launches, where traditionally these include basics such as: a press release announcing the new product to the market. It might even be integrated marketing. Can your agency bring big ideas and execute on them?

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. The 2017 State of Healthcare Content Marketing , TrueNorth Custom surveyed mostly B2C health care firms, as did DamoDigital in. Content Marketing and the Battle for Attention. Why are marketers creating content?

PR, Social Media and the Imperative of Content Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

You can’t tell – even digitally savvy marketers can’t tell – the difference between “content” and “ads” anymore. This is why content marketing is the theme for this week’s Unscripted Marketing links [UML]. The UML is a weekly roundup of just three articles or blog posts that I’ve vetted, analyzed, added commentary and recommend for further reading. 1) Marketing content vs. content marketing.

Agency Work/Life Balance

Critical Mention

When other industries think of creative agency hours, they go EEK! If you’re at a creative agency, this means breaking ties with clients and projects that aren’t beneficial to you. If you prioritize, shed the dead skin, and come up with a good system, you can have both balance and greatness, even at an agency. The post Agency Work/Life Balance appeared first on Critical Mention - Media Monitoring. It’s common knowledge that working at a PR firms means longer hours.

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. Connect your content. If you create amazing content, make sure you link it together in appropriate places so your fans and customers can easily find it.

Survey Analysis: Competition in B2B Content Marketing Heats Up

Sword and the Script

B2B marketing has overwhelmingly adopted the concept of content marketing, according to the 2018 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets & Trends survey. That may mean content marketing is maturing, but that also means competition for an audience will heat up. In fact, 80% of all respondents, and 92% of the most successful content marketers, said their organization is focused on building an audience.

Survey Finds Improving Optimism in Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

Marketers are reporting better results stemming from content marketing. That’s according to a recent survey published by Ascend2 titled 2016 State of Content Marketing Survey Summary Report. The study found the vast majority of the 219 respondents to the June 2016 survey were fairly upbeat on content marketing effectiveness. Marketing: Investment, Cost or Profit Center? Marketing Curiosity: The Cliff Notes to 5 Recent Surveys.

How Long Should a Blog Post be in 2019? [And Other Key Blogging Statistics You Should Know]

Sword and the Script

Writers that report success with blogging share the following characteristics: They are more likely to write longer or more in-depth content; They tend to spend six or more hours writing a post; They are 2.5 To that end, I started blogging for business before starting this blog, which celebrated 10 years of publication earlier this month and eventually became a natural platform for starting an agency three years ago. 1) How long should a blog post be?

4 trends that prove content marketing is on the rise

PR Daily

You’ve probably come across the same marketing trends, posts and research studies that everyone else has. You’ve seen that video content continues to dominate social media. Still, it’s important to note that all the technology, tools and tactics in the world mean next to nothing without a talented content marketing team behind the wheel. RELATED: Create powerful corporate content that engages both internal and external audiences ]. a content marketing agency.

18 Content Marketing Resources for Proven Results in 2019

Tribe Builder Media

Why is it that content marketing is touted as one of the best online marketing strategies for business exposure? OK, that’s great, but exactly how do you go about perfecting the art of content marketing ? Content marketing resources… lots and lots of resources —that’s how! 18 Popular Content Marketing, Statistic, and Thought Leadership Resources for Proven Results in 2019. ? Content Marketing Idea Resources.

Can you Profit Directly from Content Marketing? Proceed with Caution

Sword and the Script

Regular readers know I bought into the concept of “ content marketing ” many years ago. It was in effect the coining of a term that characterized a strategy my team and I was already working on across traditional PR, digital marketing and social media. This idea is being promoted in a new book and recently I wrote a glowing review of Killing Marketing. The authors have documented case studies used to support the notion of profitable content marketing.

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. Yes, effective content marketing will aid your company in search engine optimization, support inbound marketing, and generate more sales leads, but marketing support is just the tip of the iceberg. Content marketing and becoming human.