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. Our customers can now measure content effectiveness across the entire consumer journey – from awareness and consideration, to purchase and revenue.

5 cringeworthy content marketing tactics

PR Daily

Consider these content essentials. No one is perfect, but the following five practices could be digging a grave for your content strategy. The point of content marketing is to earn the trust of your readers. Avoid using language in your content that encourages your readers to buy something from you right then and there. Are the keywords you’re using beneficial for the content, or are they a way of trying to climb the search engine ranks?

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The Enduring Characteristics of Winning B2B Content Marketing Programs

Sword and the Script

Effective B2B content marketing programs have a documented strategy, build a subscription audience and use metrics to inform decisions What separates successful B2B content marketing programs from those that underperform?

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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. We've scoured studies from such brands as Content Marketing Institute , Hubspot , and Salesforce -- all leaders in content marketing trends -- with the goal of showing you the very best advice to boost your strategy.

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. According to Content Marketing Institute, content marketing costs 62% less than oubound marketing and generates #X as many leads.". Invest in Video Content.

3 ways PR pros can win with SEO and analytics

PR Daily

Consider these tips to help identify new opportunities, remain competitive and better reach target audiences with your content. SEO is extremely adaptable based on the situation, goal or need,” says Jason White, director of SEO for Texas-based digital marketing agency PMG.

6 meaty content marketing metrics to monitor

PR Daily

Are your content marketing efforts accomplishing anything substantial? There are multitudes of statistics you can glean from your marketing platform or from Google Analytics. Here are six noteworthy stats that help reveal the true merits of your content initiatives: Email clickthrough rates. If your emails are consistently driving high volumes of website traffic, your content is doing its job. If no one’s clicking, your content’s not sticking.

How to Win at Content Marketing During a Pandemic

B2B PR Sense

But what does that mean for your content marketing, thought leadership and personal branding strategies? Can you continue your content marketing during a pandemic? And how can you not just "get by" but excel with your content marketing strategy during this time? Why Your Content Marketing Shouldn't Grind to a Halt. Content is still in high demand. How to Stand Out with Content Marketing During a Pandemic.

9 keys to measuring content marketing success

PR Daily

If you want your marketing campaigns to work, you’d better be ready to work. Brainstorming, content creation, publishing and distribution all take forethought and planning. For example, here’s a helpful snapshot for social media marketing.). Every marketing campaign should have a clear goal, along with specific, measurable KPIs to gauge progress. Social media content metrics. Marketing-qualified leads. Content Marketing Marketing Measurement

All Marketing is NOT Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

Content marketing could quite possibly be the most misunderstood concept in marketing today. Most confuse content marketing as synonymous with content, which is a solid way to make sure your content marketing program underperforms, or worse, fails. Even experienced marketers make this mistake because they assume they already know what it is, after all, they’ve created a lot of content over their careers.

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. Tools have evolved to meet the needs of modern content marketers. What you choose to use will depend on what your B2B content strategy looks like and your priorities. 10 Content Marketing Tools That Will Help You Succeed.

9 New Year’s resolutions for content marketers

PR Daily

Repurposing content, livestreaming, and embracing SEO and metrics should be key elements of your efforts in 2019. The new year brings new opportunities to create content that shines. As you launch into 2019, consider turning over a new leaf with your content marketing efforts. A lot of small-business owners get hung up on content volume —and though it’s important to be consistent in your content development, remember that quality matters more than quantity.

How to Boost Your B2B Lead Generation with Content Marketing

B2B PR Sense

But even before someone notices your offer, there's a lot you can do to prime the wheels of the B2B lead generation machine -- and content marketing plays a big part! The Relationship Between Lead Gen and B2B Content Marketing. Many people think of lead generation and content marketing as two completely separate areas. But how you plan your content marketing can have a direct bearing on the number of leads you generate.

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3 Studies with Benchmarks for Content Marketing, Blogging and Webinars [UML]

Sword and the Script

Fortunately, there are several new studies that have been published about content marketing, blogging and webinars that provide solid benchmarks. These are the focus for this week’s Unscripted Marketing Links (UML), where on the occasional Saturday, I examine three ideas, studies or articles, wrap them in insight and present them here for your consideration. 1) Content marketing benchmarks. Most organizations field a small content marketing team.

5 Problems the Right Content Marketing Tools Can Solve

Cision

All content marketers run into problems every now and then. At his recent presentation at Content Marketing World , marketing technology expert Ian Cleary shared how the right tools can help solve your biggest content marketing problems. Here are five problems you can solve using the right content marketing tools: Want more tips & tools for content marketing? Not enough people are seeing your content.

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.

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.

The Power of Content Marketing for Lead Generation

Critical Mention

Back in 1996, Bill Gates said: “Content is king.” Without great content, you lessen your chance of generating leads and conversions. Simply put, content marketing is an effective way to generate and nurture leads, as well as keep your brand relevant in today’s digital world. What is content marketing? Many marketers have embraced that content marketing is a relatively inexpensive, efficient way to attract and nurture leads.

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 company provides the combination of a talent marketplace and content marketing software to manage projects and campaigns. Contently says some “30% of clicks come from bots” which is easy to see in any of the top analytics platforms such as Google Analytics (GA).

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.

Engineering the Enterprise for Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

Thinking Differently about Employees and Content. Janet Fouts , who founded Tatu Digital Media , read this post – Scale Content Marketing: Employees are the Secret – and invited me to a Google Hangout to discuss it (She previously produced The Friday Hangout , a regular weekly show with Steve Farnsworth and Adam Helweh ). Second , this is the third time I’ve embarked on a content marketing program for an employer. The content beast has a voracious appetite.

Get Inspired by These 3 Content Marketing Innovators

Cision

Here are three big names to take a look at for content marketing inspiration: BuzzFeed. This Internet media company has been making waves for almost a decade, focusing on churning out content that spreads. What helps BuzzFeed’s content go viral — whether it’s a listicle, news story or quiz — is the way it writes in different forms depending on which social media platform will share the story. Best Practices Featured content marketing marketing innovation

8 Powerful Ways to Energize Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Is your B2B content marketing strategy successful? According to Content Marketing Institute, content marketing leaders experience 7.8 So what sets these two groups apart, and how can you boost your content strategy to generate that kind of success? The answer may lie in your B2B blog content. A reported 80% of B2B marketers include blogging in their marketing strategy. Choose Quality Content Over Quantity.

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How to Tap Emotions for PR and Marketing Success

Glean.info Blog

Contrary to what many of us may believe, buying decisions are 80 percent emotional and only 20 percent based on logic, says Susanna Gebauer, a marketing blogger at The Social Ms. Determine what emotions to arouse when you consider ideas for content. Image by Pixaline from Pixabay.

15 Metrics You Should Measure in Content Marketing

Waxing UnLyrical

Did you know that 47% of B2B marketers and 34% of B2C marketers don’t measure content marketing ROI? Another reason why marketers don’t measure content marketing ROI is that they simply don’t know how to do it. The solution to these challenges is identifying the right metrics to measure the ROI of your content marketing and using tools to track these metrics. Content marketing and SEO go hand in hand.

3 Content Marketing Strategies From PR You Need to Know

Stern + Associates

Most PR professionals are very good at (and very comfortable with) conducting outreach to journalists in their efforts to “place” and promote clients’ work: groundbreaking research, new product or service, The post 3 Content Marketing Strategies From PR You Need to Know appeared first on Stern Strategy Group. Content Marketing Digital Marketing analytics Blogging communications strategy content marketing Media PR SEO

Top Marketing Data and Analytics Trends for 2019

Critical Mention

They took some time to catch up to other lines of business, but marketing departments are now making data and analytics a huge part of what they do. With that in mind, here are our predictions for the biggest marketing data and analytics trends for the coming year. Often overlooked as a crucial piece of the marketing data ecosystem, accurate, up-to-date customer and prospect information is nonetheless crucial. Because so many marketing tactics rely on it!

7 key components of successful content marketing

PR Daily

These days, few marketers would dispute the need for a thoughtful and robust content marketing strategy. Most brands are upping their investments and output for content creation and dissemination, but that doesn't mean all those dollars are well spent. The effectiveness of your content marketing will depend heavily on your brand and its marketplace. Effective content marketers aren't defined solely by which channels and tactics they use.

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

Onclusive

. 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.

AirPR Interview Series: Content Marketing and PR Experts share measurement predictions for 2018

Onclusive

With the explosion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, an increased focus from the C-suite on business- and metrics-driven KPIs, and a new trend toward Growth PR , PR & content marketing measurement is changing – radically and rapidly. We asked experts from across marketing and PR to share their predictions on where the industry is going in 2018. I’m hoping that in 2018 marketers look beyond ‘just’ sales in their metrics.

Bitly offers marketers more analytics

PR Daily

Marketers that use Bitly to shorten their links will soon have access to deeper analytics through a feature called “Audience Intel.”. The new tool aims to help marketers “understand how customers interact with their content,” according to a Bitly blog post. With the feature, Bitly aims to give marketers actionable insights that can help inform their content choices.

Big Brands: Content Marketing isn’t a Campaign, It’s a Culture

Sword and the Script

Content marketing is the new branding. Content marketing *is* PR. Content marketing is the new buyer’s journey. But for the vast majority of marketers, especially in large organizations, content marketing is still a new concept, it’s still seeping into the culture. Four Brands that are Becoming Content Publishers. A few weeks ago I saw some referral traffic coming from Forbes in Google Analytics for a corporate blog.

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. With heavy hitters like Buzzfeed and the Denver Broncos using Facebook Live , it’s clear that this tool has marketing clout. But what’s been really interesting is Pokemon Go’s marketing potential for local businesses.

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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. You can also think about these in stages of content marketing maturity, though I’d caution, you never done with any given stage. To build an audience you have to get visitors to your content hub. One of the best examples of this comes from marketing automation vendors.

10 ways to combine SEO and content marketing

PR Daily

Now you must to add content marketing to your arsenal of digital marketing tool if you want to gain search engines’ approval and ultimately win the heart of online users. Given the important role content marketing now plays in the success of online business, it's time that SEO ties the knot with content marketing. Here are 10 ways you can ensure that the two digital marketing tools work in harmony: 1. Create SEO-optimized content.

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3 Content Marketing Trends PR Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore

Stern + Associates

Astonishingly, 84% of people expect brands to produce content, yet 60% of all content created by brands is poor, irrelevant or fails. The post 3 Content Marketing Trends PR Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore appeared first on Stern Strategy Group. Content Marketing Digital Marketing buyer's journey content marketing Data Analytics SEODo you hear that? It’s your wake-up call.

How to Boost the ROI of Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy

B2B PR Sense

When you think of your B2B content marketing strategy, your focus is probably on content creation, not ROI. But more and more content marketers are in a crunch to produce measurable results to allay their executives' financial concerns. But showing ROI in content marketing isn’t always easy. One challenge of a content marketing strategy is that it takes time to see results. How much do you spend on your content marketing?

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Overwhelmed By Content Marketing Metrics? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Stern + Associates

The transition from traditional media relations to content marketing isn’t a sprint. Content marketing strategy focuses on distributing relevant and valuable content to attract, acquire and engage a clearly defined. The post Overwhelmed By Content Marketing Metrics? Content Marketing Digital Marketing analytics content marketing engagement metrics

How to Get the Most Out of Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy

B2B PR Sense

B2B content is the word du jour withmany companies having invested int their own B2B content marketing strategy. Today, it's s no longer a matter of companies implementing content within their marketing plan. The issue now is using that content to its fullest potential. Many companies have tackled the need for content with full gusto, pumping out top-notch content as if their lives depended on it. Create a Content Management Strategy.

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An Analytics Christmas Carol

Shift Communications

Before your analytics start saying bah humbug maybe it’s time you were visited by the three spirits of analytics. Ghost of Analytics Past – Google Trends. If your content marketing strategy seems to be flailing, you should use Google Trends to see the same. But have you used it as a way to boost your own content marketing? You could be using the right content at the wrong time. Ghost of Analytics Present – Benchmarking.