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Digital Transformation & Content Marketing Technology

Contently - Strategy

The content marketing landscape is changing… and fast. With thousands of MarTech tools on the market, it’s difficult to keep up with the content marketing technology needed to strategize, create, optimize, and measure content.

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 paper traces the use of pageveiws for measurement to online advertising, where CPM, or cost per thousand pageviews, became standard for advertising fees.

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The 2021 Content Marketing Checklist

Contently - Strategy

Every marketing leader on earth needs to focus on developing their team’s content muscle if they want to thrive. In-person events make up over 20 percent of B2B marketing budgets on average, and upwards of 50 percent inside many organizations. Content Strategy.

The Most Underrated Skill in Content Marketing? Fact-Checking

Contently - Strategy

This piece originally appeared on Contently’s The Freelance Creative. When it comes to freelance content marketing , however, the parameters are often less clear. Why accuracy in content marketing is important. Fact-Checking appeared first on Contently.

15 Metrics You Should Measure in Content Marketing

Waxing UnLyrical

Did you know that 47% of B2B marketers and 34% of B2C marketers don’t measure content marketing ROI? And one of the main reasons is that they find it difficult to measure. Another reason why marketers don’t measure content marketing ROI is that they simply don’t know how to do it. Following is a list of 15 content marketing metrics that you should measure: 1. Content marketing and SEO go hand in hand.

Content Marketing: Is Now a Good Time to Double Down? [Coronavirus]

Sword and the Script

Buyers were taking in content before talking to sales even before the Coronavirus hit; now is a great time to double down on content marketing Today is the last day of the first quarter of 2020. Be mindful of your content, your tone, and your cadence.

State of Content Marketing 2019: Creativity Strikes Back

Contently - Strategy

Content marketing just doesn’t work,” they said. I’ve worked at Contently, one of the pioneers in content marketing, since 2013. The truth is a lot of companies have figured out content marketing and turned it into their secret weapon, driving hockey-stick growth and leaving their competitors lingering in the shadows. Creativity strikes back. Millions of people read Monster’s content each month.

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. Measuring it. 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.

AirPR Interview Series: Content Marketing and PR Experts share measurement predictions for 2018

Onclusive

With the explosion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, an increased focus from the C-suite on business- and metrics-driven KPIs, and a new trend toward Growth PR , PR & content marketing measurement is changing – radically and rapidly. We asked experts from across marketing and PR to share their predictions on where the industry is going in 2018. There is such wide disparity in measurement today.

The New PR: The Intersection of Positioning and Content Marketing

Onclusive

At the New PR Conference hosted by AirPR Software in San Francisco, discussion swirled around ‘New PR’ and an evolution of public relations, including PR’s place in the greater marketing mix. Marketing and communication expert and author Andy Cunningham spoke about how to create a company’s positioning and branding as the foundation for success in the New PR. To be successful in the New PR is to identify the intersection of positioning and content marketing.

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.

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. This is why content marketing is the theme for this week’s Unscripted Marketing links [UML]. 1) Marketing content vs. content marketing. What is the difference between content and content marketing? We create this content mainly because someone asked us to.

5 essential roles every content marketing team needs

PR Daily

To create a well-rounded group of creative superheroes, start with a journalist, a graphic designer and a data scientist. 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. The surest way to create original, compelling content is to use data.

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. Often an overlooked (or procrastinated) step in the marketing discipline, the crafting of buyer personas helps a business more precisely target its budget and efforts. This requires a total shift from product-thinking to content-thinking.

Survey Analysis: Competition in B2B Content Marketing Heats Up

Sword and the Script

B2B marketing has overwhelmingly adopted the concept of content marketing, according to the 2018 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets & Trends survey. That may mean content marketing is maturing, but that also means competition for an audience will heat up. In fact, 80% of all respondents, and 92% of the most successful content marketers, said their organization is focused on building an audience. Measuring ROI is hard.

8 essentials for bolstering your content marketing

PR Daily

Content marketing may be a current buzzword, but it isn’t a new concept. Smart marketers figured out how to produce content their customers value as early as 1895, when John Deere published a high-quality magazine ( Outbrain ) to help farmers become more effective and more profitable. Today, audiences are savvier and more connected than ever, prompting an explosion of content across channels and segments. Creative solutions for bathroom ventilation?

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?

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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.".

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. 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 .

In Content Marketing, Marketers Might be Losing Their Way

Sword and the Script

Content marketing is blending the functions of marketing and sales to the extent, marketing has lost its focus on creating demand. That’s my take after listening to Tom Webster evolve a concept over couple of podcasts on The Marketing Companion and finally rendered in a more polished format on Mark W. Shaefer’s {grow}: The dangerous confusion of sales and content marketing. Content proliferation for irrational buyers. by Frank Strong.

Simple Content Marketing Framework

Shift Communications

Content marketing isn’t a panacea. For one thing, you need to re-measure its effectiveness frequently, if you don’t already automate the process of measurement. More important, however, is that content marketing can hit diminishing returns very quickly, in a phenomenon first described by marketing expert Mark W. Earlier this year, Mark Schaefer proposed the idea of what he calls content shock. Put simply, everyone is creating content.

4 Steps That Will Help You Sell Content Marketing to Your Boss

Contently - Strategy

Before joining Contently last year, I ran my own consulting business for five years. During my time helping others develop their own content strategies, I worked a lot on setting goals, analyzing competitors, and developing brand voice. What metrics do they use to measure those goals?

3 Data-Driven Content Strategy Solutions for the Next Era of Content Marketing

Contently - Strategy

In 2017, I shared a stage at Collision Conference with Alicia Hatch, the CMO of Deloitte Digital, when she captured the biggest problem plaguing most marketing teams. What brands get wrong about data-driven content. Data-driven content marketing isn’t a two-step process.

Vaccine makers share strategy for Omicron variant, what communicators are measuring in 2022, and Best Buy touts employee safety

PR Daily

MEASURED THOUGHTS. A new study from Muck Rack found that 60% of PR pros plan to measure both social media shares/mentions alongside social media engagement. Fifty-seven percent plan to measure their website traffic and 56% plan to measure audience reach.

3 marketing trends that will define 2021

PR Daily

Marketers largely started last year from a place of strength with bigger budgets and confident growth strategies. Then 2020 caught even the most seasoned of marketing pros off guard. RELATED: Discover best practices in measurement, data and strategies to boost brand awareness ].

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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.

How to measure the impact of communications during COVID-19

PR Daily

A good measurement strategy is based upon expected outcomes. You outline what effect you hope to have before executing a plan, and then establish systems to measure key performance indicators. Measurement and PESO.

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?

22 expert tips to help plan your 2022 marketing strategy

PR Daily

A round-up of solid advice from 22 top marketing pros to make your next year the best one yet. As we make plans for the new year, what marketing advice for 2022 should we focus on? It’s wild to me that so few marketers do this! Marketers don’t make meaning, people do.

Survey: Measurement, storytelling cited as top weaknesses

PR Daily

A wide range of communicators—from public relations pros to human resources specialists—perceive measurement as their major Achilles’ heel. A Ragan survey of 576 communication professionals reveals that most place measurement at or near the top of their weaknesses. A majority of internal communicators, PR professionals, social media specialists and human resources communicators placed “Measuring the impact of your role” at the top. Measuring the impact of your role: 50%.

3 Data-Driven Content Strategy Solutions for the Next Era of Content Marketing

Contently - Strategy

In 2017, I shared a stage at Collision Conference with Alicia Hatch, the CMO of Deloitte Digital, when she captured the biggest problem plaguing most marketing teams. What brands get wrong about data-driven content. Data-driven content marketing isn’t a two-step process.

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.

4 Ways to Measure Podcasting Success

Cision

Downloads is one of the few numbers podcasters keep tabs on, but it shouldn’t be the end-all be-all of your measurement strategy. By making your current followers aware of new content, you will likely see an increase in subscribers. Images: Paul Mason , Sören ( Creative Commons ). Best Practices Featured content marketing measurement podcast

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.

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. We need to produce high quality content to capture our audience, otherwise we will lose them in an increasingly cluttered media space—especially with recent updates to Google algorithms and the rise in ad blockers. Use mobile responsive email marketing.

6 Reasons B2B Marketers are Unsatisfied with their Own Content

Sword and the Script

B2B marketers say too much work, too few resources and too much interference forces them to choose between quality and completion. Most B2B marketers aren’t thrilled with their own content. 3% don’t like any of their content. But everyone thinks they can do marketing.”.

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Basic, Advanced and Bridge Building: Boldness in Content Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

A new survey of 2,400 B2B marketers suggests content marketing is the top priority this year – and by a wide margin. According to Marketing Charts , 37% of the respondents cited content marketing as the most important initiative. Not only is content marketing by far the top digital priority for B2B marketers this year,” wrote the publication, “but it’s also the discipline most likely to get a spending hike this year.”.

Announcing PR Daily’s 2018 Content Marketing Awards finalists

PR Daily

The platforms we use to tell our stories, along with how those stories meet larger business goals, can make all the difference when measuring content marketing success. PR Daily’s 2018 Content Marketing Awards was all about highlighting unique, powerful content. CONTENT MARKETING FOR THE PURPOSE OF …. CONTENT MARKETING ASSETS. B2B Blog: A Destination for Thought Leadership Content, Women's Marketing Inc.

BuzzFeed to acquire HuffPost, YouTube launches audio ads, and Nintendo issues marketing rules for ‘Animal Crossing’

PR Daily

Hello, communicators: As Nintendo’s “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” continues to grow, more brands are hopping on the bandwaggon, through creating virtual clothing and artwork , interacting with players or sharing game-related content across social media platforms. MEASURED THOUGHTS.

5 content marketing tips from the kick-ass women on ‘Game of Thrones’

PR Daily

However, its leading ladies can also give you guidance on everything from career moves to the creative spark you didn’t know your marketing campaign was missing. Below are five crucial content marketing pillars, told by the women of “Game of Thrones”: 1. Stark exemplifies why it’s important to outline your objectives before diving into creating or disseminating content. Olenna Tyrell: Create memorable content. Content is here.