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. Longer Content Takes a Back Seat.

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.

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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. 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. Once you set your goals, you can set KPIs to measure your content’s success.

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. Here’s Why a Customer-Centric Content Market Strategy is Crucial.

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.

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.

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

PR for Content Marketers

PR Fuel

In this day and age, many people still consider PR and content marketing to be mutually exclusive. However, I venture to say that the best content marketers and the best PR people use a mixture of both worlds to achieve the greatest results. Blog Marketing

5 essential roles every content marketing team needs

PR Daily

When company leaders decide to invest in content marketing, they often redefine the roles of their marketing team. Too often, the people working in traditional marketing departments lack the skills needed to carry out a successful content marketing initiative.

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.

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. Best Practices Featured content marketing marketing innovation

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. 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.

Straight Talk for Laywers and Legal Marketers on Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

For some, the term content marketing seemed to come out of nowhere – and with such urgency. While it’s not new , this perception has created a lot of confusion among lawyers and legal marketers, and in the broad legal space, over what it is, what it isn’t, and how to do it effectively.

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.

When Content Marketing Lets You Down

Waxing UnLyrical

Ah… content marketing. “Let’s do some content marketing!” When content marketing lets you down. So instead I posted it on Facebook, where several of us laughed over it together. And of course, then I decided to blog about it.

PR and Content Marketing Insights from the Edelman Trust Barometer

Sword and the Script

To prove otherwise, she pulled out her phone, opened up Facebook, scrolled to find the article and then handed me the phone. He then injected this gossip into Facebook and drew visceral reactions from people like my friend – which the algorithm rewarded with more exposure.

What’s hindering your content marketing efforts?

PR Daily

How are health care marketers handling content strategy, and which key issues keep them from delivering engaging communications? Tandem surveys found that content marketing has become mainstream for health care organizations. Content Marketing and the Battle for Attention.

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].

How to Apply Reciprocity to 10x Your Content Marketing Results

Buzzstream

Content marketing takes time and effort. And, unfortunately, average tactics such as blogging, keyword-optimized landing pages and the occasional guest post will only get you average results (at best!). Reciprocal marketing in a nutshell. Content Promotion

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. But new research shows that a strong B2B content strategy goes beyond simple information; it influences audiences. 4 Important Tips for Using Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy to Get More Buyers.

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Avoid these 11 content marketing mishaps

PR Daily

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 content to entertain and never sell, but what if people really. Edit your content.

7 tech mistakes content marketers make

PR Daily

If you aren't allocating ample time to the tech side of content marketing, you're probably wasting a lot of time. It's easy to become consumed with creating content, but smart content creation requires a lot of thought and planning. Not optimizing content for Google.

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. Want to deliver valuable content in 2016? Episodic Content . Influencer Marketing . Visual Content .

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.

One Prediction Each for PR, Content Marketing and Social Media  

Sword and the Script

Some see them as fun and a break from the usual content routine. Here are my predictions for PR , content marketing and social media ; one each. Recommended Reading: Why Content Marketing and Public Relations Need Each Other.

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.

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.

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.

3 reasons content marketing and PR need each other

PR Daily

Content marketing is not new, but many marketers are still trying to figure how to make it effective. Just 30 percent of business-to-business marketers say they are effective at content marketing, according to the Content Marketing Institute’s annual study.

5 essential roles every content marketing team needs

PR Daily

When company leaders decide to invest in content marketing, they often redefine the roles of their marketing team. Too often, the people working in traditional marketing departments lack the skills needed to carry out a successful content marketing initiative.

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?

Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation

Waxing UnLyrical

If there’s one thing you take away from today’s post on content marketing, please let it be this: just because you build it, doesn’t mean they’ll come. Content Marketing: a scenario.

Survey: LinkedIn joins Facebook and YouTube as a video marketing go-to

PR Daily

A new survey from explainer-video company Wyzowl also reveals other information into the latest video marketing practices and trends that can help guide PR and marketing. YouTube, used by 88% of marketers, remains the favorite channel for video marketing, followed by Facebook (76%).

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. Share Your Content Yourself.

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.

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.

Going viral: 6 mistakes content marketers make

PR Daily

Have you wondered why you’ve never created viral content? It could be that habits you’ve developed in creating ordinary content prevent you from creating it. Other habits that work well enough for daily posts can block you from writing content fit to spread far and wide.

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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. Repurpose your organization’s blog posts.

Buzzfeed and Twitter seek to turbo-charge content marketing

PR Daily

Content marketing and social media sharing are trends that have become cemented in the day-to-day lives of brand managers, but that doesn’t mean they won’t evolve. recently introduced Pound, a technology that tracks a piece of content’s spread across social media platforms.