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.

5 Must-Have Types of Content Marketing

Cision

When you think of content marketing, you probably think of blog posts. But they’re just one of the many types of content that can help you establish your brand as a thought leader in your industry and attract new leads. Blog Posts (All Lengths & Types).

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How to Overcome 7 Top Content Marketing Challenges

Cision

Content marketing has never been more important. A report from Content Marketing Institute (CMI) conducted in 2016 found that 47 percent of enterprise marketers planned to increase their budgets for content marketing over the following 12 months.

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.

The Best PR & Content Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2018

AirPR

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. Intelligent Content Conference (ICC).

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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5 Expert Strategies to Add to Your Content Marketing Playbook

Cision

Content is a lot like football–the ball must keep progressing, otherwise it’s just a bunch of huddles. Consider using these five, expert-recommended, forward-moving content rules and strategies as this year’s NFL playoffs begin: 1.

Content Marketing: How S. Pellegrino Uses Content to Appeal to Foodies

Polaris

It’s easy to get the connection between content marketing and business-to-business brands. Blog posts, ebooks and webinars are tools well suited to moving a business customer through this type of sales cycle. 3: International brand = international content.

5 Places to Listen to Ensure Your Content Marketing is Spot-On

Cision

Feedback is huge when it comes to developing a successful content marketing strategy. Here, we identify five sources that can prove invaluable to you in crafting your content. Content fodder! What is nobody covering in their content? Featured Content Marketing

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. So don’t do that for your blog, either! blogging Content PR 2.0

64% of PR and Marketing Pros Will Increase Content Marketing Efforts in 2016: Marketwired Survey and Infographic

Marketwired

If you’re curious about content marketing, a quick Google search will serve up no shortage of information on trends, best practices, benefits for B2B and B2C companies and what it all means as 2016 approaches. Survey shows 64% of #PR and marketing pros will Click To Tweet.

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?

Why PR Pros Need to Own Content Marketing

Cision

The Content Marketing Institute defines content marketing as “owning, as opposed to renting, media. It’s a marketing process to attract and retain customers by consistently creating and curating content in order to change or enhance a consumer behavior.”. So while it is a marketing process, content marketing isn’t just for marketers. It’s more than an inbound marketing tool. Featured Trends Content Marketing

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. The post Is Content Marketing Better than Advertising?

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. And the tech analyst firm called content marketing the future of marketing. Content marketing values: utility over hype.

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. Here are five problems you can solve using the right content marketing tools: Want more tips & tools for content marketing?

5 Tips to Nurture Your Brand Fanatics

Cision

Customers who are quick to tell all their friends and social networks how much they adore your brand. I call these brand fanatics. Now, these people may be willing to spread the word about your brand for you, but in my experience, a little nurturing of that relationship never hurts.

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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. The future of earned media will be reserved for only the sexiest of brands, and preferably those with a budget for sponsored posts.

Should an e-book Be Part of Your Content Marketing Strategy?

Cision

When it comes to content marketing, the best strategies go beyond just churning out a lot of blog content. They’re definitely a proven component of a smart marketing strategy, but are they right for your brand? Do We Have the Content to Support an e-book?

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. Four Brands that are Becoming Content Publishers. 6 Keys to Content Marketing for Big Brands.

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.

3 Ways You’re Already a Content Marketer—& Didn’t Know It!

Cision

If you’re a PR professional in the year 2015, you are probably well aware of a little tactic known as content marketing. for a while now in the communication world, but the PR industry is finally starting to realize that creating and owning content to tell a story is a great complement to more traditional methods. What you may not realize is that for all the “how-to’s” out there for getting started with content marketing, you—or your clients—may already be doing it.

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’s business is social media and digital marketing consulting. His company has a corporate blog.

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. Strategy and Quality Drive Content Success. B2B marketers are also claiming success.

How to Create a Keyword Library for Your Brand

Cision

Using keywords that will help the right people find your website is essential for every facet of your marketing strategy from search engine optimization to social media to blogging to PR. At Cision, our marketing team is all about working smarter.

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How Long Should a Blog Post Be? [A Data-Driven Answer for B2B]

Sword and the Script

If you’re looking for a short and easy answer to blogging questions, here you go: How long should a blog post be? How long should it take to write a blog post? How often should I publish blog posts? Two Comprehensive Studies about Blogging.

How to Get Quality Leads on Your Blog

Cision

Blogging can (and should) do more than just update readers on the latest news and events of the day. For those unfamiliar with marketing speak, this process is known as collecting leads. How to Collect Quality Leads for Your Blog. If you use marketing automation software (e.g.

Why Content Marketing and Public Relations Need Each Other

Sword and the Script

After several unsuccessful attempts, I re-worked my pitch into a blog post and published it on the company blog. This new trend some were calling content marketing had the hallmarks of a soft and subtle pitch. Media Changes mean PR needs Content Marketing.

What is Brand Journalism?

Cision

What is brand journalism? Brand journalism is no different than content marketing. However, brand journalism is different. That is, they attempt to create a dividing line that says blog posts belong in one camp while interviews belong in another.

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. Marketing: Investment, Cost or Profit Center?

16 content marketing resolutions for 2016

PR Daily

As PR pros, we should consider making a few to guide our content marketing efforts in 2016. Produce higher quality content. Bad content. is the nemesis of content marketing. Use mobile responsive email marketing. Your company blog?

3 tips for better content marketing goals

PR Daily

As 2017 unfolds, the importance of content marketing is growing. The challenging aspect of content marketing is that it’s easy to lose track of where you are. If this is true, then why wouldn’t you have specific content marketing goals as well?

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: 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].

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Apple vs. Chevron Revenue? It’s Content Marketing out of Context

Sword and the Script

The Facebook Frozen Frog and Fodder for Content. Teaching and Relevance: The Last Mile in Marketing. The Shocking Beef about Feeding the Content Monster. If we look at California with Apple vs. Chevron, there is a large discrepancy between market value and total revenues.

Write With Purpose: Your Content Marketing Needs a “Why”

PR 20/20

Widmer is a content marketing expert and freelance writer. Content marketing isn’t a sprint—it’s a marathon. If you’re just putting content out there for the sake of putting it out there, it’s highly unlikely you’ll see a high level of success. Content

How to become a content marketing fox

PR Daily

According to a survey by Curata , more than three quarters of content marketers plan to boost their content marketing investment in the coming year. I have a name for content marketers that are the most savvy with their content marketing budgets: foxes.

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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How To Get Started with Content Marketing [SlideShare]

MaccaPR

It may go without saying that content marketing is one of the most discussed topics among public relations professional and marketers this year, a practice which centers on really great, high-quality content. Step 2: Document Your Content Marketing Strategy.

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.