White Paper: Want Content Success? Think Outside the Box!

Cision

Content marketing is a crucial piece of content strategies. As technology becomes ever-present, content strategies should include video, podcasts, games, comics, events and more. And as the content competition heats up, brands need to find ways to distribute their content, often through paid means like syndication and native advertising. B2B and B2C marketers want to learn more about measurement, automation, video and visual storytelling.

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Free White Paper! Give Your Story Legs

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Attention spans have shortened, news cycles have sped up and many brands have come to believe that they must create more content to be seen. But does that work for your brand? More content does not garner more attention; relevancy does. Struggling to get eyes on your content? Here’s a glimpse at what to consider when building out, or improving, your content marketing strategy: Let Goals and Audiences Guide The Way. Push Content Out Many Doors.

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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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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?

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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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.

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

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?

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.

The 5 Biggest Takeaways From Content Marketing World

Cision

Content Marketing World may be at a close, but that doesn’t mean our work is over. Over two short days, Content Marketing World brought the industry’s leading content marketing professionals together to learn, share and have fun with content. The challenge now is to take what the conference has taught, and to apply it to your own marketing strategy. Here are five key takeaways from Content Marketing World: 1.

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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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. The white paper calls the pageview a “superficial impression of how people behave on the web.” 3 Idealist Content Marketing Metrics.

7 Highlights From Day One of Content Marketing World

Cision

What happens when you place all of the world’s top content marketers in one place? In its fifth year, Content Marketing World brings over 3,500 people from over 50 countries together and covers topics ranging from tools and technology to optimization to the future of content marketing. Here are seven highlights from the first day of Content Marketing World: Couldn’t make it to Content Marketing World?

Scale Content Marketing: Employees are the Secret

Sword and the Script

The biggest challenge is that we are moving from an industry that could create one amazing commercial to reach consumers to an ecosystem with a diversified channel structure,” according to Mike Scafidi , marketing operations with PepsiCo. His commentary was presented in a white paper titled The Future of Content co-produced by The Content Counsel and an AdAge team that writes sponsored content for brands. Frictionless content.

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.

5 Ways to Spice Up Your B2B Content Marketing

Cision

The same holds true with your B2B brand. Don’t share that message with the same, old content marketing tactics. To “spice up” your B2B content creation , consider these five tips: 1. What’s your brand’s story? It determines the shape that other content marketing pieces take. Choose content channels. Make content easy to find, consume and share. How do they consume and share content? Base content channels on those answers.

5 More Outside-The-Box Content Marketing Ideas

Cision

This post was inspired by our free “ Outside-The-Box Content Marketing for PR ” white paper. Not long ago, we had a blog post that described five outside-the-box content marketing ideas. Here are five more outside-the-box content marketing ideas that will take the results of your content creation to the next level. Many brands with successful apps focus on either fun or, as Jay Baer calls it, “ youtility.”

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. The 2017 State of Healthcare Content Marketing , TrueNorth Custom surveyed mostly B2C health care firms, as did DamoDigital in. Content Marketing and the Battle for Attention. Why are marketers creating content?

8 Powerful Ways to Energize Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Is your B2B content marketing strategy successful? According to Content Marketing Institute, content marketing leaders experience 7.8 So what sets these two groups apart, and how can you boost your content strategy to generate that kind of success? The answer may lie in your B2B blog content. A reported 80% of B2B marketers include blogging in their marketing strategy. Choose Quality Content Over Quantity.

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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. These quick-thinking, adaptable content creators use the best tools and tactics to stay ahead of the pack. However, a third of content marketers have never completed a content audit.

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.

Does Your Content Marketing Strategy Tell a Data-Driven Story?

Cision

Content marketing boils down to one simple question: what story is your brand telling? According to CMI’s 2015 Benchmark Report , 55 percent of B2B marketers plan to increase their content marketing budget in the next 12 months—essentially, pouring more money into telling their brands’ stories. Indeed, the same benchmark report shows the top challenge facing B2B marketers today is producing engaging content.

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. As companies adopt a publisher model of content and media creation, many are surpassing the reach and influence of traditional publications in their industry. Some great examples of popular content hubs include Intel IQ , Target’s Bulls Eye View , Adobe’s CMO.com and Dell’s Power More (Dell is a client of mine). Social 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. Why would any publication accept a story pitch, aside from respecting its readership, if they know another brand will pay for the same space? The future of earned media will be reserved for only the sexiest of brands, and preferably those with a budget for sponsored posts. 1) Marketing content vs. content marketing.

116 Content Marketing Insights Worth Tattooing on Your Body

Cision

Authority Rainmaker brought PR and marketing’s top thought leaders under one roof for a two-day affair bursting with insights on everything from content creation and SEO to pricing and DIY inspiration. “Over time all marketing strategies have click through rates that drop.” “Content never dies, it just sort of fades away.” “Interactive content converts better than passive content and gets shared more.”

9 Content Marketing Trends That Will Rule The Roost In 2016

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Anne Carton is a small business consultant, digital marketing expert and blogger working with Designhill , the world’s largest online graphic design marketplace. With more and more businesses across verticals and industries creating content, people have become desensitized towards brand content. People now look for and essentially demand content that gets them involved, creating a more personalized and memorable experience. Episodic Content .

7 key components of successful content marketing

PR Daily

These days, few marketers would dispute the need for a thoughtful and robust content marketing strategy. Most brands are upping their investments and output for content creation and dissemination, but that doesn't mean all those dollars are well spent. The effectiveness of your content marketing will depend heavily on your brand and its marketplace. Effective content marketers aren't defined solely by which channels and tactics they use.

Why PR and content marketing make the perfect match

PR Daily

You want to build trust with your audience and increase brand awareness. Is it time to increase your PR budget, or would content marketing be a better investment? PR and content marketing work best when they’re working together. Because the terms “public relations” and “content marketing” can drum up about 100 different definitions and opinions on the tactics they involve, let’s quickly define what we’re discussing before we go further.

Why Content Marketing and Public Relations Need Each Other

Sword and the Script

This new trend some were calling content marketing had the hallmarks of a soft and subtle pitch. Media Changes mean PR needs Content Marketing. Brands used to have a controlling influence on information about their products. The web has obviously changed that – a few quick product searches on a mobile device leads a buyer to reviews and commentary from sources other than the brand. Credibility: Why Content Marketing also needs PR .

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. By diversifying the types of content that you share, you attract different people with different needs. Let’s look at the types you absolutely need in your content marketing strategy. White papers & E-books.

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

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. White papers.

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.” ” A week into 2014, Mark Schaefer published a blog post that questioned whether content marketing – which he termed “the hottest marketing trend around” – was a sustainable strategy for businesses. Is this the end of content marketing? It means brands will have to invest in content creation.

10 Content Marketing Tricks That Will Help Your Brand Stand Out

Waxing UnLyrical

You are drowning in emails, ads and brand messages – and so are your prospects and clients. 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. The next time you write marketing copy: Use “you” instead of “we”. Segment your target markets. Let’s say your target market is new parents.

5 Free Blog Editorial Calendars to Improve Your Content Marketing

Polaris

Write marketing content more quickly and more efficiently? 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. Who: Sarah is a UK-based blogger, content marketer, speaker and mom. It’s a versatile template that works well for both B2C and B2B marketers. Who: WebpageFX is a Pennsylvania-based SEO and digital marketing agency.

3 Content Marketing Hacks Driven by Listening

Beyond PR

Every brand listens in one way or another to its audience. Marketers respond to tweets, we receive feedback from surveys and we watch sales trends to determine whether messaging and targeting is effective. Where these types of insights can have the greatest benefit is in content marketing, where knowing what people care about most can deliver impactful results. Knowing when to launch a product or marketing campaign can improve lead conversion and social virality.

B2B Content Marketing: 12 Master Tips That You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

Only 37% of B2B marketers have a documented B2B content marketing strategy ! While a blog or infographic may seem like an insignificant piece of the puzzle, every piece of content is crucial to your business. A content strategy helps to guide your content creation efforts with tactical precision. So what principles should steer you through your content creation and strategy? 12 Expert Tips to Improve Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy.

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How to sell colleagues and execs on content marketing

PR Daily

You''re probably aware of the potential benefits of implementing an inclusive content marketing strategy. You''ve seen how it can transform a brand, and now you''re itching to put the channel to work for your organization. An inclusive content strategy. There''s no denying that selling your organization on content will be tough, but the results make it well worth the effort. building a content marketing strategy. Create a content strategy.

The 7 Worst Mistakes You Can Make in B2B Content Marketing

B2B PR Sense

In B2B content marketing, we’ve almost seen it all: The success when people get it right. The mistakes that cause content to crash and burn. Some of these mistakes are old timers -- others are newbies as the B2B marketing industry has evolved. We've created a comprehensive list tthat will help you ace content marketing. 7 Mistakes That Harm B2B Content Marketing Success. Handpicked Related Content. White papers.

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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. You can also think about these in stages of content marketing maturity, though I’d caution, you never done with any given stage. To build an audience you have to get visitors to your content hub. One of the best examples of this comes from marketing automation vendors.