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.

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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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.

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.

Blogging trends for content marketers

PR Daily

Blogging for business has gone from perceived trend to a valuable business tool that helps achieve real marketing objectives. How are bloggers approaching their work in this age of content marketing—and how do marketers’ efforts compare?

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.

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

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.

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

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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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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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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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?

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

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.

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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?

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.

What to Know Before Creating a Content Marketing Strategy

Cision

This post is based on our white paper “ Outside-The-Box Content Marketing for PR.” He coined “ content shock ” and argued that though more and more businesses give away more and more content, people have only finite time to consume it.

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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.

Why Earned Media Matters to Content Marketing

Beyond PR

Earned media – or a mention of your brand by journalists, influencers and other third-party sources – has long been considered a goal for PR professionals only. Here are 6 ways that earned media will help you reach your content marketing goals.

The evolution of PR through content marketing

PR Daily

Brands are answering the call to create more value for customers and their community by publishing their own news and editorial content. RELATED: Join us at LinkedIn Headquarters July 30-31 for our Content Marketing and Brand Journalism Summit. ]. Blog Posts.

12 content marketing secrets from the pros

PR Daily

A recent survey by the Custom Content Council. pegged the amount of money spent by businesses on production and distribution of custom content at nearly $44 billion. This includes print, Web, email, video and other types of content. Commit to blogging.

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.

4 reasons why brand managers should embrace content marketing

PR Daily

Not sure if content marketing is right for your business? As one of the few marketing strategies with very little up front cost and the potential for high ROI, I highly encourage you to rethink your stance. Content marketing will supplement your current marketing strategy.

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4 Proven Tips to Consider for Your Content Marketing Strategy

Beyond PR

Do you know that at least 70 percent of B2B marketers will create more content in 2017 compared to 2016? Creating more content is usually always a good thing, but successful content marketers know that it takes more than just creating more content to get results from 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. Content marketing and becoming human. It’s not just marketing.

How PR pros invented content marketing

PR Daily

That was the advent of content marketing. Many years and lots of technology upgrades later, content marketing and public relations seem to have drifted apart, taking on identities of their own. Why, through content, of course. Content marketing vs. public relations.

5 Brilliant Ways to Build Your Brand at a Conference

Polaris

Increasingly, marketing-savvy conference goers are showing up at events armed with plans to create awareness and build their brands. Here are 5 brilliant ideas from Content Marketing World held in Cleveland last September. content marketing.