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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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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What PR Stands to Gain from Content Marketing

Business Wire

The public relations industry has always been a text-based business. education public relations marketing

Legal Tech News: Content Marketing Tips for Bona Fide Success

Sword and the Script

Legal technology (legal tech) is a vertical market in which I specialize from a marketing and PR perspective. market alone. So, I drafted them up and Legaltech News saw it fit to print: 6 Pragmatic Content Marketing Tips for Bona Fide Success in Legal Tech The key point?

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. We've gathered these trends from across the industry. Let's dive into these must-know B2B PR and content marketing trends 2019 to see how you can fuel your marketing strategy for the coming year.

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. According to Content Marketing Institute, content marketing costs 62% less than oubound marketing and generates #X as many leads.". Invest in Video Content.

9 steps for optimal content marketing

PR Daily

Setting goals, strategizing and conducting research are crucial underpinnings of creating and curating content that will engage your target audiences. Creating snappy content and posting it consistently are only two aspects of a broader content marketing process. Every piece of content has a lifecycle, so you should understand clearly what it is designed to achieve, a strategy for fulfilling that purpose, and a way of measuring success. Create your content.

What clients want from content marketing

PR Daily

Many content marketers have invested heavily in technology and marketing solutions to better measure their efforts. That’s the contention of Edelman U.S. Managing Director Joe Kingsbury in our recent conversation about the future of content marketing, especially for B2B efforts. He points to time-honored PR and marketing questions: “What are the pain points that they’re dealing with day to day? Content marketing’s value.

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. We have 10 steps on how to create your next content marketing plan: What exactly is content marketing? Whether you’re just starting or a seasoned pro, we have 10 steps to create a successful content marketing plan: 1.

9 keys to measuring content marketing success

PR Daily

If you want your marketing campaigns to work, you’d better be ready to work. Brainstorming, content creation, publishing and distribution all take forethought and planning. How you’re performing compared with industry benchmarks. First, set your own general benchmarks, then search for industry benchmarks to see how well you stack up. For example, here’s a helpful snapshot for social media marketing.). Social media content metrics.

The Best PR & Content Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2018

Onclusive

The TOP PR and Content Marketing Conferences 2018. If you’re in search of PR and content marketing conferences to attend in 2018, AirPR has pulled together a definitive list of the best and the brightest. Take a look, and hopefully we’ll see you at one of these PR or marketing conferences in 2018. Intelligent Content Conference (ICC). Content Marketing Conference. Content Marketing World.

Report: 2020 leaves its mark on the PR industry

PR Daily

The post Report: 2020 leaves its mark on the PR industry appeared first on PR Daily. Branding Content Marketing Crisis Communications Marketing Media Relations PR Industry Research Snapshot The Workplace Visual & Video Communications Writing & EditingFor USC’s Annenberg School 2021 Relevance Report, respondents share new priorities and attitudes when looking to a post-COVID future.

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. So, how do you keep up, or better yet keep ahead, with your content marketing strategy? Here’s the one thing you must do to future proof your content marketing strategy: Click To Tweet. Offer Long-form Content.

All Marketing is NOT Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

Content marketing could quite possibly be the most misunderstood concept in marketing today. Most confuse content marketing as synonymous with content, which is a solid way to make sure your content marketing program underperforms, or worse, fails. Even experienced marketers make this mistake because they assume they already know what it is, after all, they’ve created a lot of content over their careers.

Why content marketers shouldn’t overlook niche outlets

PR Daily

However, smaller, industry-centered publications can be just as rewarding. Part of creating effective content is knowing where you want it to end up. By outlining your goals and knowing whom you want to reach with your content, you can decide which publication is the best bet for your company. First off, it’s important to understand the difference between the two types of publications you can pitch content to, and what sort of content makes sense for each.

What to expect from your content marketing campaign

PR Daily

Content creation is a long game, requires heavy investment and dedication, and might not provide immediate results. When it comes to content marketing, patience is a must-have. If you’re embarking on a content marketing strategy and expecting to see a ton of leads flood your site after you publish your very first blog post, then your expectations are way out of whack. Content marketing is a long-term strategy. Content Marketing

Why Now Is the Time for Content Marketing

PRSay

Now is the time for content marketing. The world is dealing with a pandemic, a public health crisis that has disrupted every industry. Content marketing is your way of telling your story — one they’ll want to be part of. Content marketing describes the strategy of continuously producing content that your target audience finds relevant and interesting, which then converts them to leads. It’s the predominant driver in modern marketing.

6 Themes to Watch and 8 Speakers to Catch at This Year’s Content Marketing World

Garrett Public Relations

Content marketing fanatics from all over the world will be converging on Cleveland in a few weeks for this year’s Content Marketing World conference, Sept. The post 6 Themes to Watch and 8 Speakers to Catch at This Year’s Content Marketing World appeared first on PR Consultant Garrett Public Relations Columbus/Worthington OH.

10 Awesome Content Marketing Tools That Will Up Your Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Your B2B content strategy is like a machine -- it needs regular maintenance to run smoothly. And that's where content marketing tools come in. Tools help you to maintain your content strategy and get the best results. Tools have evolved to meet the needs of modern content marketers. What you choose to use will depend on what your B2B content strategy looks like and your priorities. 10 Content Marketing Tools That Will Help You Succeed.

3 Ways Patient Advocates Can Boost Your Healthcare Content Marketing

Contently - Strategy

Let’s look at the three biggest ways that patient advocacy can transform healthcare content. It ensures that healthcare content is rooted in specifics that marketing teams may not be able to come up with on their own.

The Biggest SEO Mistake Content Marketers Make

Contently - Strategy

This summer, I conducted empathy interviews a bunch of our clients and prospects to understand their content marketing challenges. SEO remains a huge part of content marketing, as it should be. High-ranking content creates long-term value for your brand. It’s a key part of what Tomasz Tunguz calls the compounding returns of content marketing. i.e., “What makes good content marketing,” “content marketing tips”).

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15 crucial content marketing resources and tools

PR Daily

Today, when it comes to content marketing, there really is an app for that—no matter what sort of communication task lies before you. Here are 15 invaluable tools for content marketers: 1. Ahrefs describes itself as “powered by the best and the most complete data in the industry” for tracking and ranking backlinks. Ahrefs can help content marketing teams construct a roadmap to achieve impressive SEO results. Content Marketing

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. When I think about that statistic in today’s context – this is another moment for true content marketing. It’s a great time for content marketing to shine “The answer (as you might expect) is ‘yes’. Be mindful of your content, your tone, and your cadence.

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.

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.

5 Problems the Right Content Marketing Tools Can Solve

Cision

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. Here are five problems you can solve using the right content marketing tools: Want more tips & tools for content marketing? Not enough people are seeing your content.

AirPR Acquires Content Marketing and Analytics Company; Changes Corporate Name to “Onclusive”

Onclusive

The acquisition brings together AirPR’s industry-leading communications measurement solution with Ozmotik’s content marketing and analytics offering, creating a unified platform for companies to discover their most valuable earned media and to deliver it to its intended audience at scale. Our customers can now measure content effectiveness across the entire consumer journey – from awareness and consideration, to purchase and revenue.

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.

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. Attendees are inundated with knowledge, advice and interesting thoughts from the industry’s top thought leaders – but not without having a little fun, too.

Marketing opportunity: Be the resource content marketers rely on

PR Daily

Share your expertise, ideas and products at the Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Disneyland. Make magic happen as a sponsor at Ragan’s Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Disneyland , Sept. Communicators from an array of industries will attend, seeking new strategies for telling their brands’ stories to today’s increasingly distracted and time-pinched audiences.

3 Studies with Benchmarks for Content Marketing, Blogging and Webinars [UML]

Sword and the Script

Benchmarks give us a sense of how well we are resourced and what sort of results others in industry are providing. Fortunately, there are several new studies that have been published about content marketing, blogging and webinars that provide solid benchmarks. These are the focus for this week’s Unscripted Marketing Links (UML), where on the occasional Saturday, I examine three ideas, studies or articles, wrap them in insight and present them here for your consideration.

Here’s How to Fix a Big Mistake in Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

One of the biggest mistakes I see in content marketing is when organizations and businesses do not treat it like a distinct channel. A page with industry analysis and commentary has the same structure as every other page on your site. This boxes your approach to content marketing into a corner and removes options. The point of content marketing is to carve out a separate space that functions as a distinct media or trade publication.

The Power of Content Marketing for Lead Generation

Critical Mention

Back in 1996, Bill Gates said: “Content is king.” Without great content, you lessen your chance of generating leads and conversions. Simply put, content marketing is an effective way to generate and nurture leads, as well as keep your brand relevant in today’s digital world. What is content marketing? Many marketers have embraced that content marketing is a relatively inexpensive, efficient way to attract and nurture leads.

B2C Content Marketing Trends: Key Findings from the 2015 Study

Polaris

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. While many of the findings are predictable—the most successful content marketers have a documented strategy—there are certainly some surprises. Email marketing clearly deserves to be near the top of the list.

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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. by Frank Strong.

How to Grow Your Content Marketing Program

Contently - Strategy

Aesop wasn’t a marketer. Most of his lessons concern life in general, but some apply neatly to business and marketing. Marketers care about growth. They want bigger budgets, more content, another hire, better results. Growing your content marketing program across the org is just as much about efficiency as it is about expansion. Producing more content without clear goals or objectives isn’t an accomplishment.

How to Get PR and Content Marketing Right: Think Like a PR Person

B2B PR Sense

Both content marketing and public relations can alone make the difference between meh and stellar results. Let's consider why PR and content marketing are a good combination, and how you can use the two effectively. But first, let's consider what some pessimists say about using PR to create content and consider the facts involved in this discussion. Public Relations: Friend or Foe of Content Marketing? Content Amplification.

Gender pay gap persists in content marketing—men are earning 5 figures more than women

Agility PR Solutions

PR is a gender-unbalanced industry, as we know, when it comes to sheer numbers in the workforce compared to pay equity and leadership presence—but it’s not the only comms space with such issues. Public Relations content

The 10 Best PR & Content Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2019

Onclusive

PR and content marketing are rapidly evolving with new access to data and insights, new methods of measurement and more channels to reach your audience than ever. Attending conferences can not only be an effective way to sharpen your skills, but can provide you with lots of networking with other PR and marketing pros navigating our evolving industry. Content Marketing World. Content Marketing Conference.

3 Content Marketing Ideas for Health Care Communicators

Cision

Content marketing can be challenging for health care communicators, especially at the local level — hospitals, clinics, and medical practices. So how do you do health care content marketing? Here are three ideas you can add to your content marketing strategy to try to both catch people when they need you, and still avoid privacy concerns. Want to rise above the content clutter?