11 Content Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

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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

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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. Yes, you know you need blog content on your business site.

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Finding The Content Marketing Sweet Spot

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Last year, 90 percent of B2C marketers used content marketing, but only 34 percent felt they were successful. And while 69 percent are creating more content than years past, few are being heard. One day Andy bought a few chickens at a local farmer’s market.

Guitar Center: Content Marketing and Storytelling at Their Best

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Guitar Center’s YouTube channel beat out hundreds of leading brands, including Target, Four Seasons and General Electric, to snag the Project of the Year award at Content Marketing Institute’s 2014 Content Marketing Awards. Content Marketing

The importance of strategy for social media and content marketing. Here’s an excellent case in point …

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I talk a lot about the need for strategy when embarking on a social media and content marketing program, and for good reason! When becoming your own media publisher and producing content via social and your owned media channels, it is so easy just to ‘do stuff’ But without purpose and strategic direction (locked back to your… MORE. The post The importance of strategy for social media and content marketing.

The Relationships You Must Commit to for Content Marketing Success

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With just one statistic, Joe Pulizzi delivered a stark wake-up call to this year’s Content Marketing World attendees. It’s not necessarily about content or technology, he explained in his keynote. Users create 20 times more content than what the LEGO brand creates.

Content Marketing: Building A Web of Influence

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PR Education Ann Handley content creation content marketing content marketing strategy earned media media relations owned media PR public relations spiderwebCan you name the last time you stopped to look at a spider’s web?

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B2C Content Marketing Trends: Key Findings from the 2015 Study

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The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and MarketingProfs recently released their latest joint study on the use of content in the marketing mix: B2C Content Marketing, 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends—North America. Best-in-class content marketers (i.e.,

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The 5 Biggest Takeaways From Content Marketing World

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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.

5 Expert Strategies to Add to Your Content Marketing Playbook

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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.

How PR And Content Marketing Can Work Together

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Public relations and content marketing are powerful when they work together, particularly for B2B PR programs designed to educate prospective customers and push them down the funnel to a point of purchase. But when they work in concert, PR and content marketing are a 1+1+3 situation.

4 Ways to Align Your Content Marketing with Your Holiday Promotions

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And while it’s easy to mark your products down 40% in an effort to attract Black Friday traffic, it’s more difficult to remember to include your content marketing efforts in your holiday marketing strategy. Content: 50 Gift Ideas Under $25.

Seven Principles of Content Marketing

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Content marketing remains the hottest topic of discussion among marketers and communicators. Even accounting for things like content shock , marketers continue to place a premium on content creation. Follow a 70/30 Rule – 70% of content curated, 30% branded.

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

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It’s easy to get the connection between content marketing and business-to-business brands. The link between content marketing and consumer brands, on the other hand, is not as obvious. Much has been written about the content these brands are producing.

Content Marketing: Chipotle Cultivates Thought with Celebrated Authors

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Not as any kind of marketing tool. In fact, Chipotle is no stranger to interesting branded content. Content marketing lessons for smaller brands. Create intelligent marketing. If you need help developing a content strategy, get in touch. Content Marketing

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

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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?

Drive Blog Traffic With These 4 Content Marketing Tools

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When it comes to content marketing, there’s a lot of “been there, done that” out there. Infographics are another great visual addition to your content marketing arsenal. Because you should never give away a piece of larger content like this for free.

5 Ways to Spice Up Your B2B Content Marketing

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Don’t share that message with the same, old content marketing tactics. To “spice up” your B2B content creation , consider these five tips: 1. It determines the shape that other content marketing pieces take. Choose content channels.

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

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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

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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?

Simple Content Marketing Framework

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Content marketing isn’t a panacea. More important, however, is that content marketing can hit diminishing returns very quickly, in a phenomenon first described by marketing expert Mark W. Put simply, everyone is creating content. Lots and lots of content.

Content Marketing: How to Get Ridiculously Awesome Reach With Minimal Effort

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If I did a better job of creating content, it could be even better! Can you imagine the fantastic reach you could earn for your content if using SlideShare with dedicated time and energy – backed by a specific, focused content strategy? Content Marketing

Why PR Pros Need to Own Content Marketing

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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

Key Stats and Trends in Content Marketing [Infographic]

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Content remains an important cornerstone of public relations strategy. Long before the term “content marketing” was coined, public relations practitioners were utilizing the strategy to inform and engage audiences.

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Content Marketing – Your Weapon to Fight Against the Crisis

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Content Marketing – Your Weapon to Fight Against the Crisis. The post Content Marketing – Your Weapon to Fight Against the Crisis appeared first on Prowly Magazine. How To content marketing crisis communication how toWarren Buffett said some time ago: “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” Well, now, thanks to the digital communication society we live in, it takes just a few seconds.

5 Problems the Right Content Marketing Tools Can Solve

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All content marketers run into problems every now and then. At his recent presentation at Content Marketing World , marketing technology expert Ian Cleary shared how the right tools can help solve your biggest content marketing problems.

Why Consistency in Content Marketing Matters

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Consistency in content marketing is so important because everything else follows. If you are not consistent, you will have endless discussions about proving the value of content marketing but never get started. Marketing content marketing integrated marketing measurement

How to build influence using content marketing for PR

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The post How to build influence using content marketing for PR appeared first on PR Warrior | Trevor Young. Content marketing Owned media Public Relations charity water David Meerman Scott NASA

Native Advertising: Where Content Marketing and Journalism Overlap

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Bernie Borges is executive producer of Social Business Engine , CEO of Find and Convert , an IBM Futurist , a Dell Social Influencer and frequent speaker at marketing conferences and private events. Context conscious content. Navigation – How will people find and experience the content?

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

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Content marketing boils down to one simple question: what story is your brand telling? Indeed, the same benchmark report shows the top challenge facing B2B marketers today is producing engaging content. Want to create standout content?

Post, Ping and Pray is *Not* a Content Marketing Strategy

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Today I wanna talk about a fundamental error I see many companies make with regard to Content Marketing. But if you make the resource investment in content creation you need to make an even bigger investment in marketing that content.

The 5 Stages of Content Marketing Grief

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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.

4 Proven Tips to Consider for Your Content Marketing Strategy

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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.

Content Marketing vs. Marketing Content: Analyst Firm Gartner Weighs In

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The technology analyst firm Gartner recently weighed in on the difference between “content marketing” and “marketing content.”. Marketing content, according to Gartner, is “All content assets created by marketing teams.”.

Content Marketing Writers, Are You Teaching or Preaching?

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It should absolutely be a well-thumbed (or bookmarked) book every marketer has on their bookshelf. I was trolling through her Table of Contents as inspiration for chat questions, when this one stopped me in my tracks. Awesome thing to watch for as you write content!

This is one of the best examples of small business content marketing you’ll see anywhere in the world

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When it comes to social media and content marketing, The Goulet Pen Company leaves behind most businesses. The post This is one of the best examples of small business content marketing you’ll see anywhere in the world appeared first on PR Warrior | Trevor Young. Brands Case Study Content marketing Social media Brian Goulet The Goulet Pen Company

Content Marketing Lessons Learned From Our Best Performing Blog Posts

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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. Content Marketing Lesson #1: Make it useful and timely. Don’t wait until December to evaluate your content.

The Facebook Frozen Frog and Fodder for Content Marketing

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The Frozen Frog Lesson of Content Marketing. Given that most website traffic comes from organic search , in fact, more than half , this exercise bears several important, if not transcending, lessons in content marketing. Organic search is target marketing.

Why Earned Media Matters to Content Marketing

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However, earned media is also a wise (I’d even say, essential) pursuit for marketers who want their content to reach new audiences and boost conversion rates. Here are 6 ways that earned media will help you reach your content marketing goals.

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

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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.