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Building better relationships with content marketing

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We don’t need to sell you on the benefits of content marketing. When compared with other forms of marketing, content marketing has the potential to form a meaningful and long-lasting relationship with your customer or prospect. Content and channel audit.

10 creative ideas to emerge from COVID-19 ennui

PR Daily

If your creativity is flagging, sagging or bone-dry, try these ideas to spark a bit of fresh inspiration. Please tell me I’m not alone in feeling a lack of creative spirit these days. Creativity is flagging. Your creativity suffers when you only follow news.

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6 steps to streamline your writing process

PR Daily

There’s no secret formula for great writing. Let’s review six strategies that can help you consistently craft coherent content: Step 1: Define your objective. FREE DOWNLOAD: Timeless secrets for rocket-powered writing ]. Step 3: Write your bad first draft.

11 creative ways to pump up your content marketing game

PR Daily

Jeff Bullas identified eight main barriers to your content marketing plan: 1. Finding inspiration and ideas for the content. CoSchedule outlined the most important questions to ask to determine whether content is a good fit: 1. Without a solid plan—that includes creating, drafting and scheduling your posts at least a week at a time—content marketing can feel overwhelming. Repurpose your organization’s blog posts. the agency’s blog.

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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How video listicles can still offer content marketing success

PR Daily

Is the listicle still an effective content type? Erika Montgomery argues the video format still offers big results for marketers and PR pros. The masses love this easily digestible format and marketers will have to pry it from their hands before they give it up. While listicle-based videos and articles may be getting old for writers and marketers to create, they are still an effective marketing tool, especially for social media. Choose a marketing keyword.

20 Golden PR and Content Marketing Ideas that will Outlive 2017

Sword and the Script

I was reminded of this recently as I flipped through a slide deck with 75 quotes from blog posts I’ve published over the last year or so. What started as a marketing experiment, has grown into a process that supports audience development. I save these slides and quotes as an individual JPG ( see photo hack #2 ) – and use them as an embedded image in blog posts as an effort to draw a reader in, provide an easy takeaway, and serve as another digital asset to share – like this one.

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).

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.

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.

5 indispensable content marketing resources

PR Daily

Content might be king, but creating it doesn’t have to be a royal pain. There’s no easy path to ruling the content marketing kingdom. As a content marketer, you must discern what your target audience is looking for. Say you're a marketer at a dog-washing company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This means you could be crafting content such as "The Correct Way to Give a Dog a Bath" or "Top 3 Dry Shampoo Brands for Dogs.". HubSpot's Blog Ideas Generator.

The Aesthetics of Text: Writing Readable Blog Posts

Sword and the Script

When we think of aesthetics in content, we typically think of graphics and images meant to complement or illustrate the text. Although visuals are important, the aesthetics of the text itself can influence how many people consume content and how long they spend engaged with it. This why a good content marketer can take a dense white paper, identify the most interesting parts , re-write it for the web, and then watch it get more traction than the first time around.

Drive Blog Traffic With These 4 Content Marketing Tools

Cision

When it comes to content marketing, there’s a lot of “been there, done that” out there. After all, everyone’s blogging, so how can you stand out? It takes a little creativity, but once you break through the doldrums, you’ll find these to be quite effective tools to help you connect with your audience. I am admittedly not a designer, and I don’t have the budget to hire a graphic artist for all my blog posts. Content Recycling. LinkedIn Blog Posts.

The Content Marketing Intern’s Syllabus

Contently - Strategy

When I started as an editorial intern at Contently, the first thing I realized was that I had a lot to learn about content marketing. Like many people entering the job market, I wanted to write and edit, and I was interested in exploring different ways to make a living with those skills. And when I showed up for my first day at Contently, the marketing team had a list of links ready for me to read through. Content marketing is its own language.

PR and Content Marketing Insights from the Edelman Trust Barometer

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Other readers liked these related posts: The Future of Marketing Looks More like Public Relations. In reviewing the study, I think it has implications for business in public relations and content marketing. You can and should run content marketing like a publisher. You can be an ethical and persuasive PR pro or marketer without selling your soul. I do work in, and write about, business and there’s plenty of propaganda there too.

B2B Solved the Biggest Content Marketing Challenge Yesterday

Sword and the Script

Content marketing surveys consistently demonstrate the biggest barrier facing marketer is feeding the content monster. For example, 54% percent of 1,800 respondents said, “creating engaging content” was the top content marketing challenge in the 2015 B2B Content Marketing survey by the Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Profs. In essence, B2B marketers solved their biggest problem yesterday.

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4 content marketing lessons from Caterpillar

PR Daily

When you think of cutting-edge marketing companies—brands such as Coca-Cola that consistently dominate the advertising world—there’s a good chance your mind doesn’t immediately jump to Caterpillar. Believe it or not, Caterpillar’s marketing department is experiencing a bit of a renaissance thanks to one of its most recent campaigns, which includes a group of YouTube videos demonstrating the quality of their products in a series called “Built For It.”.

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.

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?

9 Content Marketing Trends That Will Rule The Roost In 2016

Cision

Anne Carton is a small business consultant, digital marketing expert and blogger working with Designhill , the world’s largest online graphic design marketplace. Ann primarily writes about social media and growth hack strategies, SEO and e-commerce. With more and more businesses across verticals and industries creating content, people have become desensitized towards brand content. Want to deliver valuable content in 2016? Episodic Content .

Creative PR: 4 Idea Generation Techniques

Shift Communications

In 1926, psychologist Graham Wallas outlined the basic creative process, which has been the overall framework for understanding and fostering creativity for almost a century. The Wallas process has four general stages: Preparation : loading up your mind to be creative. One of the ways we train people to think about how to use social media and write effective headlines is to move laterally one step away from the core idea. What do they write about?

The Beginner’s Guide to Blogging 10/10: Bulk Blog Topics Generation

Shift Communications

Blogging isn’t going out of style any time soon; with the ascent of content marketing, blogging, podcasting and video are on the minds of marketers and PR professionals all the time. In this 10-part Beginner’s Guide to Blogging series, we’re going to explore what makes a blog great and give you some structures and frameworks to help make blogging easier. Beginner's Guide to Blogging Series: Part 1: Blog Core Values.

10 creative ways to optimise your B2B content

Doctor Spin

Inbound marketing and B2B content publishing is giving brands lots of control. It’s common dismiss blogging as a bygone phenomenon. And in terms of how everyone used to have a blog, they’re not wrong. Step 4: Writing headlines and subheads for scanning.

What content marketers should be ungrateful for

PR Daily

It’s that time of year when many write about how blessed they are and about the things they are most grateful for. Here are two things every content marketer should be ungrateful for— more and mediocrity. We’ve heard countless times that most companies are creating more content. It’s loaded with expectations and pressure to just crank out content. There is a false presumption that more content means better results.

How many blog posts should you publish?

PR Daily

Your content strategy can deliver big returns, but only with the proper investment. There’s no universal magic number of blog posts that every organization should create per month in order to see results. Though the perfect amount of blog content doesn’t exist, there is a range to shoot for. Depending on what your company goals are and what your capacity is for creating content, you can find a blogging sweet spot. A dedicated content editor.

The Beginner’s Guide to Blogging 9/10: In Media Res

Shift Communications

Blogging isn’t going out of style any time soon; with the ascent of content marketing, blogging, podcasting and video are on the minds of marketers and PR professionals all the time. In this 10-part Beginner’s Guide to Blogging series, we’re going to explore what makes a blog great and give you some structures and frameworks to help make blogging easier. Beginner's Guide to Blogging Series: Part 1: Blog Core Values.

Content marketing is changing with every passing second – A discussion

Waxing UnLyrical

In today’s hi-tech, fast-moving, cluttered digital world, content marketing is one of the most practical, effective and useful marketing strategies to date. It’s an essential aspect of today’s digital marketing landscape. With 70% of internet users saying they’d prefer to learn through content rather than ads (as per Shonaliburke.com), don’t pass off content marketing as just a buzzword just yet.

Creative PR: 4 Idea Generation Techniques

Shift Communications

In 1926, psychologist Graham Wallas outlined the basic creative process, which has been the overall framework for understanding and fostering creativity for almost a century. The Wallas process has four general stages: Preparation : loading up your mind to be creative. One of the ways we train people to think about how to use social media and write effective headlines is to move laterally one step away from the core idea. What do they write about?

5 Tips to spark creativity and improve writing

Media Bullseye

Writing can be a therapeutic, relaxing way to share ideas and express yourself. Writer’s block is frustrating, especially when you’re unable to even think of an interesting topic about which to write. With the prevalence of content marketing, blogging, and social media posting, PR professionals and communicators are expected to generate interesting content from a fresh perspective to drive traffic to their organization’s site and build stronger relationships with a growing audience.

5 Ways to Get More Blog Reads With Social Media

Cision

Marketing is more than the sum of its parts. While each component of your marketing strategy (email, PR, social media, blogs) should bring you results, it’s often better when two or more components work together. Take blogging and social media. You can write knock-’em-dead content, but without a push from other places, your blog may see little to no traffic on its own. Here’s how you can boost your blog’s traffic with a few social media tricks.

4 Creative PR Ideas for Crisis Communications

Sword and the Script

Constraint breeds creativity. Writing on the Ignite Social Media blog, Bruna Camargo gave the vehicle manufacturer good grades for its response, “Instead of issuing some lame press release about how they’re sorry their guy couldn’t be more eloquent, they embraced it, rolled with it, and are now about to bank on it. The company is getting accolades from other reputable marketers. If there was a way to plan that — marketers would!

My Top Do’s & Don’ts For Pitching & Writing Guest Blog Posts

Rock the Status Quo

Content marketing is on my mind quite a bit this week, for a variety of reasons, so we’ll use that as our topic. I landed a new digital agency client for strategic work in repackaging what they package, sell and deliver to their clients as they change from link-building services to content marketing – so my mind has been tackling some of their major issues in preparation for launching work. THE DO’S Think like a publisher, not a marketer.

How to Create a Winning Content Marketing Strategy: Q&A With Gini Dietrich

Cision

Content marketing has the power to turn your brand into a driving force in your industry, but with so much competition in the marketplace, how can you ensure that your content makes an impact? Gini Dietrich, CEO of Arment Dietrich and author of Spin Sucks , recently took the time to answer a few of our biggest questions on content marketing. What other challenges do you see brands facing in terms of content? Can they download a larger piece of content?

7 Reasons Your B2B Content Marketing Program Fails to Deliver that You Probably Haven’t Heard Before

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There’s are several industry organizations that field annual surveys about content marketing and they are gearing up. Last year, the data overwhelmingly found every business says they are doing content marketing. This year, I predict satisfaction with content marketing will slide and many won’t understand why. Most of them do this with gated content and in a bit of sleight of hand, pass that captured email off to an SDR to follow up.

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Putting Your Blog to Work: 4 Milestones to Hit Before Trying to Turn Your Blog into Your Business

Shift Communications

Blogs are like opinions — nowadays, it seems like everyone has one. So, say you have a blog, but you want to take it to the next level and turn it into something profitable. Here are 4 milestones you need to meet before you try to make your creative outlet into a brand, a business, and beyond. Steps to take after this will be covered in an upcoming content series! 1) Offer reliably awesome content. To do that, you need unique, consistent content.

State of Healthcare Content Marketing: 5 Trends Transforming the Industry

Contently - Strategy

” Good medicine, like good content, comes down to trust and results. But the rise of digital health content has complicated the way people think about healthcare. So it’s never been easier to search and find health content online.

3 Creative Ways Public Relations can Partner with Human Resources and Recruiting to Attract Talent

Sword and the Script

At the time of this writing, the rate is currently 3.8%. While the rate has been trending down since 2010, it’s still largely been an employer’s market since the housing market popped a couple years before then. To that end, here are a few creative PR ideas to help the recruiting shop out. There’s a clear benefit for the employer, but what’s the benefit to talent in a market that’s 96% employed? 2) Think creatively: guerilla recruiting tactics.

Should Content Marketers Fear Artificial Intelligence?

PR 20/20

This post originally appeared on the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute's blog. The Marketing AI Institute was created and is powered by PR 20/20. What happens when you’re a content marketer who discovers an artificial intelligence system that could take your job? Johnson is a content marketer who wrote an article for Skyword’s Content Standard about natural language generation (NLG), an AI technology that automatically writes data-driven narratives.

The Well Written Press Release: Write the Article For Them

ISEBOX

People always talk about finding your “angle” when referring to writing. Find the right angle for the personas you’re writing for, and create an article (or multiple articles if you’re distributing to multiple personas) for distribution. If you do the legwork of writing a story for your journalists, they can easily find their way to taking that article and adding to it, or editing for their audience. The Well Written Press Release #3: Write for Personas.

10 Content Marketing Tricks That Will Help Your Brand Stand Out

Waxing UnLyrical

The best way to stand out from the noisy crowd is by employing a few tricks of the content marketing trade. As you work on your content marketing strategy, keep these in mind: Talk to your audience, not at them. That means you need to write messaging that’s completely client-concentric. The next time you write marketing copy: Use “you” instead of “we”. Write like you talk. Segment your target markets. Offer consumable content ….