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. That and measuring your campaign’s effectiveness. 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.).

Podcast measurement essentials

PR Daily

But as more brands jump into the podcast space they’re asking how they measure results and efficiency. One of the original methods of measurement on radio was providing a telephone number for listeners to call for a special offer. So what method of podcast measurement is most effective?

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6 reasons your content marketing program is struggling

PR Daily

It all comes down to strategy, calls to action and an effective measurement program. Content marketing has emerged as one of the most effective ways for organizations to communicate with their key audiences. It’s a marketer’s dream, right? Your content is not focused.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

How to measure the efficacy of your channels

PR Daily

Typically, we had approached communications from a content-centric perspective, viewing the message as the primary means by which to improve employee engagement. RELATED: Learn innovative strategies to ensure your content is resonating with audiences ]. Additionally, we still needed to evaluate content. Over the next two years, we helped him build an outstanding internal communications function with a strong team, well-curated content and strong norms and governance.

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.

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. Measuring Reader Engagement and Brand Impact. This is the holy grail of communications measurement and creates direct alignment with other marketing and advertising channels.

Integrated PR & Marketing Measurement Begins with Business Goals

Onclusive

CMI’s Robert Rose discusses the challenges and benefits of building an integrated measurement plan. Truly creating a comprehensive integrated communications and marketing measurement plan is a challenge for virtually every brand and company. Rose explained, “The convergence that we’re seeing with content, influencers, PR, and marketing is such an important part of our business. Integrated content & marketing measurement pyramid.

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 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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

What lies ahead in 2020? Predictions from 20 industry experts

PR Daily

What’s ahead for storytelling, the ‘trust gap’ and the vexing matter of ROI measurement? As we in communications and marketing look ahead to 2020, what can we expect? In 2020, you’ll see a lot more ‘content cameos’ where bloggers include quotes from experts in articles. Bloggers will feel like they’re on the cutting edge of organic influencer marketing. How can we truly move our industries forward with thought-provoking content and discussions?

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. Based upon where content marketing is today—and where things are headed—here are the five professionals you must have to build your dream team: 1.

Content Marketing #solopr Twitter Chat

Solo PR Pro

Content marketing has always been integral to public relations, long before the current label. Many Solo PR Pros also wear the integrated marketing hat and are deeply involved in content marketing for clients. On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 1 pm Eastern, we will chat about content marketing in a real-time discussion on Twitter. Among the questions we will discuss: Q1: How much of your PR practice is devoted to content marketing?

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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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. Want even more content marketing tips? Measure everything, too.

Engineering the Enterprise for Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

Thinking Differently about Employees and Content. Janet Fouts , who founded Tatu Digital Media , read this post – Scale Content Marketing: Employees are the Secret – and invited me to a Google Hangout to discuss it (She previously produced The Friday Hangout , a regular weekly show with Steve Farnsworth and Adam Helweh ). Second , this is the third time I’ve embarked on a content marketing program for an employer. The content beast has a voracious appetite.

Conquer Today’s Top B2B Content Marketing Challenges

Shift Communications

This week I was reminded of a post I wrote back in March on jumpstarting your B2B content. MarketingProfs’ latest B2B Content Marketing 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets & Trends report. The report provides some great insight into how B2B marketers are thinking about content and where they’re stuck. Challenge #1: Producing Engaging Content. This will help you further dictate and target your content. Challenge #2: Producing Consistent Content.

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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. Yet that same content can be incorrect, promotional, contradictory, or overly complex. More importantly, what should doctors, hospitals, insurers, and healthcare companies do to improve the state of healthcare content online?

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. This dilemma is the focus of PR Daily’s Media Relations & Measurement Virtual Conference May 14–15. You can join us from the safety and social distance of your home office and hear from industry experts who are working through these problems in real time.

33 Statistics Summarizing the Year in Public Relations, Content Marketing, Social Media and SEO

Sword and the Script

First, I think data provides a wide canvas of the happenings in the industry. It’s good to know where and how other marketers are finding success. We are after all forever students of marketing. In the continuing effort to put a bow on content this year, I went back through each of 80 posts published this year pulling out interesting statistics and linking back to the original piece. Those categories are: Content marketing statistics.

Report: 47 percent of content marketers struggle to measure ROI

PR Daily

If content is king, marketers are making sure it stays on the throne. A recent report by Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs surveyed more than 2,000 communicators around the world in a range of industries and organizations to reveal how they’re using content marketing—and what trends will rise in 2018. Half of marketers said their efforts were “moderately” successful (increased from 45 percent in 2016).

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.

Walmart walks back guns stance, content marketers stay loyal to text, and Forever 21 sued over Ariana Grande ‘lookalike’

PR Daily

MEASURED THOUGHTS. For content marketers in 2019, the written word is still the king. In a report from HubSpot , content creators say they will mostly focus on written content. Video is still important but less valuable than other channels, including email marketing. Almost half of many marketing budgets are spent on content, however, so make sure your creations are ready to stand out from the competition—of which there will be plenty.

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.".

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.

How content marketing has changed PR

PR Daily

Whether it’s media relations, brand journalism or managing corporate communications, content has always played an essential part of effective PR efforts. However, PR pros that don’t sharpen their skills for content strategy, development and measurement are quickly left behind as the future of digital PR evolves. These changes in behaviors and technology represent challenges, but especially opportunities for the public relations industry in several categories: 1.

How the PR industry has changed in the past 25 years

PR Daily

He is president and CEO of PAN Communications, an integrated marketing and PR firm with nearly $25 million in revenue, stemming from six straight years of double-digit revenue growth. But after the dot.com boom and the digital transformation our industry has experienced in the past two decades, we’ve expanded into more of an integrated marketing approach. How do you conduct business differently in the various markets you serve, and what are the unifying aspects? .