Free White Paper! Give Your Story Legs

Cision

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. More content does not garner more attention; relevancy does. Cision’s new white paper, “ The 3 Stages of Expanding Your Content’s Reach: Creation, Distribution and Amplification ,” provides a detailed guide to help you create a truly great piece of content and extend its lifespan by distributing it to the right audiences in the right ways.

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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6 reasons your content marketing program is struggling

PR Daily

Content marketing has emerged as one of the most effective ways for organizations to communicate with their key audiences. Through content marketing programs, they can tell compelling stories, highlight their successes, and otherwise engage their current and future audiences.

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. 10 Content Marketing Tools That Will Help You Succeed.

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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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. The “Content Gap” feature tell users where their competitors are ranking for keywords they’ve missed, and the “Keyword Difficulty Score” tool helps content marketers decide where to focus their efforts first. Xtensio makes repurposing content easier.

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. Infographics.

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. Credibility: Why Content Marketing also needs PR . Certainly, brands need content marketing, and PR can help build trust and credibility, but there is something more urgent: communicators need content marketing. PR: The Best Kept Secret in Content Marketing.

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.

5 Ways to Increase Your Content Marketing Success Rate

Cision

Content marketing is an established PR tactic, but it can sometimes feel like wielding a double-edged sword. To increase your content marketing success rate, consider the following five tips: 1. Content marketing often fails because it’s written with an “every man” in mind rather than a specific person. Content needs to be targeted to the people who have a genuine interest in your product or service for a particular reason.

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. Infographics. White papers.

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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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21 rules for content marketers

PR Daily

Content marketing has grown up and no longer deserves a seat at the kids’ table. While it''s something that successful brands do well as part of an overarching marketing portfolio, not all brands are getting it right. If only there were some rules to help guide content marketers and show them the path to success. And if only those rules were disseminated in easy-to-follow infographic format.

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

Sword and the Script

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.”. To borrow a phrase from 1980s-era marketing, content assets are more or less synonymous with the term marketing collateral. If one source doesn’t provide utility in content, another will.

Drive Blog Traffic With These 4 Content Marketing Tools

Cision

When it comes to content marketing, there’s a lot of “been there, done that” out there. Infographics and Graphics. Infographics are another great visual addition to your content marketing arsenal. There are even tools to help you create your own infographics, like Piktochart. Since we know that visual imagery can have a huge impact in engaging an audience online, it’s a content marketing tool worth the time investment.

Announcing PR Daily’s Content Marketing Awards finalists

PR Daily

The finalists in PR Daily’s Content Marketing Awards know that compelling content can capture the attention of busy audiences. Content Marketing for the Purpose of: Brand Awareness. Powerful Content Marketing Helps Customer Deliver Awareness and Business Growth for a Greener Ice Melting Solution, BASF. Smart Marketing Marketing Smart, Stein IAS with Trelleborg Marine & Infrastructure. Employer Brand Marketing, T-Mobile US, Inc.

Survey Finds Tough Grades on B2B Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

If content marketing was a self-evaluated college class, marketers would give themselves a “C.” That’s my sense after reading the new B2B Content Marketing 2016 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends – North America report. The annual report is a joint effort between MarketingProfs and the Content Marketing Institute. Now in its sixth year, the report is derived from a survey of 1,521 North American B2B marketers. Content Marketing Effectiveness.

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The Ultimate Checklist: 20 Points that Will Lead You to the Best B2B Content Marketing

B2B PR Sense

What are your content goals? That’s why we’ve created this ultimate checklist to get your B2B content marketing on track. This checklist has been designed to help you prioritize your content creation, come up with content ideas, and grow your audience over time. When developing the correct content marketing mix you should leverage the newest techniques and platforms so you won't be stuck in the past. Create a B2B Content Strategy.

Long-Form Content is King: 4 Studies Show the Power of Long-Form in Content Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

Data analysis of millions of articles and surveys thousands of bloggers find long-form content outperforms short form. Something similar has happened in content marketing and blogging in the marketing community.

3 ways infographics can power your content marketing campaigns

PR Daily

Despite some naysaying, infographics are thriving. A recent article on infographics on PR Daily reviewed a report from Clutch that stated: “The age of infographics is dying, and most of them are quite bad.”. RELATED: Ragan creates custom content, from white papers to emails to intranets and more! When done well and as part of a larger marketing and PR strategy, a creative infographic can make otherwise dull content more digestible for a wider audience.

The bedtime test of content marketing and PR

Shift Communications

If you need an acid test for compelling content, show it to a literate child at bedtime. Offer to read them a white paper or press release, listen to a webinar, show them an infographic. Vice President, Marketing Technology. The post The bedtime test of content marketing and PR appeared first on SHIFT Communications PR Agency | Boston | New York | San Francisco. Advertising Content Marketing Marketing Press Release Public Relations

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

Marketwired

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. The Marketwired Team wondered what PR, marketing and corporate communications pros are doing with content today , and what they’re going to be doing tomorrow. Check out the survey highlights in our original infographic and read more in our news release.

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11 Simple Ways for PR to Score Content Marketing Points

Sword and the Script

In this case, market research has consistently demonstrated people favor recommendations from peers over brands. While there are several factors leading to the rise of content marketing – the fractured media landscape notwithstanding – the generational impact on information availability is one of the key drivers: content marketing is a path for brands to re-establish trust and credibility as an information source for buyers.

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.

Infographic: Tips for creating ‘big rock content’

PR Daily

How do you ensure your content strategy will create something your audience can’t ignore? When building a content strategy, it’s important to start with something big. FREE DOWNLOAD: How to create content that converts leads into sales ]. Steps for creating “big rock content”.

3 ways to overcome content marketing obstacles

PR Daily

Content marketing has generated enough consistent success to become a mainstream marketing activity. A recent study of 1,000+ marketers shows that 74 percent have seen an increase in lead quality and quantity as a result of their content marketing efforts. However, many companies lack a documented content marketing strategy, and many of those organizations’ marketers feel they’re just not doing it right. The content marketing pyramid.

Infographic: How to create content that produces results

PR Daily

Your content marketing efforts aren’t just an exercise. You want your content to do something. Even if you’re just trying to raise awareness, you should try to create content that gets your audience to interact. This infographic from Spiralytics offers tips for creating content that serves a clear purpose. Tips include: Content created for engagement should key on social media shares and page views. Content Marketing Infographics

Take advantage of these top B2B content marketing tactics

PR Daily

Anyone who’s worked in business-to-business marketing knows that it’s a much different game than the business-to-consumer approach. The B2B space has tended stay behind the curve, with B2C marketers taking on the most innovative work. Social media and content marketing has leveled the playing field, with value-packed content continuing to win the day. RELATED: Ragan creates custom content, from white papers to emails to intranets and more!

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How to use consumer insight to hone content marketing efforts

PR Daily

One of the best ways you can improve your content is to understand how audiences interact with it. If your audience can’t get enough of your infographics that give a specific number of tips and takeaways and you find that they’re widely shared, you might want to create more. Data can tell you a lot about your users’ experience with your website and online content. RELATED: Ragan creates custom content, from white papers to emails to intranets and more!

8 outstanding tools for content marketers

PR Daily

If only content marketing were as easy as crafting a few blog posts, sitting back and watching your empire grow. The reality, though, is that content marketing is a multi-faceted, nuanced and ever-evolving journey. Content creation is just where it starts. RELATED: Ragan creates custom content, from white papers to emails to intranets and more! This infographic can help

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Influencer Roundup: Top 5 Content Marketing Trends for 2017

PR 20/20

As content marketing continues to evolve, businesses across the globe have adopted it at a rapid pace. So what’s predicted to become of content marketing this year? Forbes ( @Forbes ) describes content marketing as a digital trend that is evolving fast , which means companies must jump on the bandwagon ASAP. Some aspects featured in this article that will continue to progress and impact content marketing strategies include: Mobile.

PR Daily’s Content Marketing Awards finalists chosen

PR Daily

We wanted to know how you engaged a global audience with enticing video content, interactive social media, revealing blog posts or content series. We sought to recognize the best marketing and communications professionals who put their passion into writing, editing or film to create appealing content to promote a brand or organization. Next, our judges will go over the semi-finalists in eleven categories and name the top content marketing experts in the field.

2016: The Year of Content Marketing

The Stalwart Blog

A few months ago, our agency learned that more of our clients and prospects were in need of greater content marketing assistance. While we’ve always been a PR and Marketing agency, the majority of our work has primarily been focused on media relations. It means putting out quality content on a continuous basis. That content varies from writing to photos to video and can be shared on a blog, e-newsletter and social media channel.

How To Get Started with Content Marketing [SlideShare]

MaccaPR

It may go without saying that content marketing is one of the most discussed topics among public relations professional and marketers this year, a practice which centers on really great, high-quality content. As proof, a Content Marketing Institute survey found 70% of B2B marketers are creating more content than they did one year ago. Here at MaccaPR, we've blogged about content marketing a number of times (e.g."

How to Unite B2B PR and Content Marketing for Powerful Results

OpenText Information Management

But what about two seemingly different teams, such as B2B PR and content marketing ? Recently there have been a variety of strong opinions circulating about PR and content marketing. Some believe that PR and content marketing are different strategies, and don’t mix well. According to these individuals, you should either have PR or content marketing -- not both. What is B2B Content Marketing? Infographics.

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3 ways content marketers can sweep customers off their feet

PR Daily

Valentine’s Day is the first major consumer holiday of the year, making for a great opportunity for organizations to share the love and capitalize on romance-driven content marketing. Those most likely to read Valentine’s related content are women (77 percent), Generation X consumers (44 percent) and millennials (41 percent). Personalized content can produce excellent audience follow through. Holidays are evergreen, and content can be recycled.

5 keys to successful media relations right now

PR Daily

Creating owned content, such as blogs, brand journalism , white papers or infographics, allows you to have greater control over important messages during a time when misinformation, fear and uncertainty are weighing on the public.

3 Tips for Effective Infographics: Data, Design and Distribution [UML]

Sword and the Script

Infographics remain high on the marketing list of tactics. It’s versatile content piece that can complement and add powerful visuals as part of an integrated campaign. This week I looked at Google search data for the word “infographic” (and variations) and found interest continues to grow at a steady pace. We see infographics in content marketing survey results as well. But Those Troubled Infographics.