How to Improve Your B2B Content Marketing

B2B PR Sense

B2B content marketing has become a mainstay in many businesses. The same can be said of content marketing. With that in mind, let's examine content marketing as a whole and see what common mistakes people make and how to address them. The experts over at Marketing Profs and Content Marketing Institute have joined together in a recent study, entitled, B2B Content Marketing 2020: Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends.

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5 cringeworthy content marketing tactics

PR Daily

Is your blog full of sales pitches? 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. The last thing they want is to have another sales pitch thrown in their face while they’re trying to read a blog post and learn something. Those are the kinds of topics your content should be addressing.

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.

B2B Content Marketing: 5 Trends That You Need to Watch in 2020

B2B PR Sense

How has B2B content marketing changed since the start of the pandemic? What challenges do content marketers face? What do successful content marketers do that set them apart from others? 5 B2B Content Marketing Trends That You Should Know.

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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.

How to Do B2B Content Marketing That Doesn't Suck

B2B PR Sense

" B2B content marketing is so easy, anyone can do it." And I can't help but shake my head at the notion.Yeah, sure, anybody can write a blog, but that doesn't mean it's going to have an audience. It takes a lot more than basic writing skills to create successful B2B content. The fact is that not everyone who can write can necessarily create content. Because content marketing is much more than writing. Content marketing goes beyond simple creation.

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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 steps for optimal content marketing

PR Daily

Setting goals, strategizing and conducting research are crucial underpinnings of creating and curating content that will engage your target audiences. Creating snappy content and posting it consistently are only two aspects of a broader content marketing process. Every piece of content has a lifecycle, so you should understand clearly what it is designed to achieve, a strategy for fulfilling that purpose, and a way of measuring success. Create your content.

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. So, how do you keep up, or better yet keep ahead, with your content marketing strategy? Here’s the one thing you must do to future proof your content marketing strategy: Click To Tweet. Offer Long-form Content.

What Goes in a Content Marketing Plan

ReimaginePR

Every day, I see brands diverting money and time into content, and then just throwing it out into the wind with a wish and a prayer. Diverting valuable assets into “content marketing” without any real idea of how it works or what it will accomplish. Delusional brands, on the other hand, are rarely rewarded for diverting assets with no plan beyond blind faith. Sadly, as content marketers we don’t have ghostly voices telling us what to do. Your Blog.

How to Create a Content Marketing Plan

Critical Mention

Did you know that over 60% of businesses don’t have a documented content marketing strategy according to CMI and MarketingProfs? Without a plan, you risk all of your content efforts going to waste. We have 10 steps on how to create your next content marketing plan: What exactly is content marketing? Whether you’re just starting or a seasoned pro, we have 10 steps to create a successful content marketing plan: 1.

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. Perception: Brand indexes/surveys. Marketing-qualified leads.

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. Intelligent Content Conference (ICC). Content Marketing Conference. Content Marketing World.

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.

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

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.

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. These are fantastic outlets with great brands that people trust.

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. Measuring Reader Engagement and Brand Impact. This is the holy grail of communications measurement and creates direct alignment with other marketing and advertising channels.

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. You could develop a content marketing strategy , but that doesn’t mean that it will be a good strategy, or that it is related to the corporate goals in any meaningful way. You could develop content to entertain and never sell, but what if people really want to buy from you?

5 Incredible Content Marketing Examples From Travel Brands

Contently - Strategy

Not a “let me just check my work email” vacation, or a “finishing a blog post on the plane” vacation, but a real, no contact, no schedule, mimosas at 10 am kind of escape? For that, you’ll need some well-rendered travel content examples. We’ve gathered this short list of stand-out content marketing from travel brands and hospitality companies because we believe Americans deserve help when it comes to vacations.

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.

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

Fortune 500 Firms Embrace Blogging, “Unfriend” Social Media

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Fortune 500 companies dramatically increased blogging this year and significantly decreased social media posting. Blog usage more than tripled since its all-time-low of 21% in 2015. The steep jump in corporate blogging may seem to contradict recent digital marketing trends.

3 Ways Patient Advocates Can Boost Your Healthcare Content Marketing

Contently - Strategy

Let’s look at the three biggest ways that patient advocacy can transform healthcare content. It ensures that healthcare content is rooted in specifics that marketing teams may not be able to come up with on their own.

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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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? In other words, it’s telling your brand’s story after a prospect clicks on your website link.

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.

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.

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.

5 Problems the Right Content Marketing Tools Can Solve

Cision

All content marketers run into problems every now and then. Maybe you’re not getting enough traffic to your blog or you’re not ranking well on Google. 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. Not enough people are seeing your content. You aren’t using your audience to amplify your content.

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

Sword and the Script

There’s an opportunity for content marketing as audiences become fatigued with Coronavirus news and marketers reallocate live event funding One of the goals of content marketing is attracting an audience of likely buyers to your web properties and giving them a reason – and the means – to return regularly. There are several strategies for this including: You can help people – content has utility value.

B2C Content Marketing Trends: Key Findings from the 2015 Study

Polaris

The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and MarketingProfs recently released their latest joint study on the use of content in the marketing mix: B2C Content Marketing, 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends—North America. While many of the findings are predictable—the most successful content marketers have a documented strategy—there are certainly some surprises. Email marketing clearly deserves to be near the top of the list.

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How important is YouTube for brand marketing in 2020?

PR Daily

Will your message be able to stand out in a saturated content environment? There are tens of millions of content creators on YouTube, which may lead some to believe that it’s too late, or that it’s not worth it to create your own channel at this point.

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.

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 Grow Your Content Marketing Program

Contently - Strategy

Aesop wasn’t a marketer. Most of his lessons concern life in general, but some apply neatly to business and marketing. It sounds like an off-brand Dilbert that Xerox created in the ’90s to connect with Gen X. (It’s Marketers care about growth. They want bigger budgets, more content, another hire, better results. Growing your content marketing program across the org is just as much about efficiency as it is about expansion.

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.

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. After all, when you try to create content, it probably seems to take forever as you fall further down the never-ending rabbit hole of ideas, tasks, and social media updates. content marketing strategy.