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. For example, here’s a helpful snapshot for social media marketing.). Every marketing campaign should have a clear goal, along with specific, measurable KPIs to gauge progress. Social media content metrics.

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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5 cringeworthy content marketing tactics

PR Daily

How are you measuring your success? Consider these content essentials. No one is perfect, but the following five practices could be digging a grave for your content strategy. The point of content marketing is to earn the trust of your readers. Avoid using language in your content that encourages your readers to buy something from you right then and there. Those are the kinds of topics your content should be addressing.

6 meaty content marketing metrics to monitor

PR Daily

Are your content marketing efforts accomplishing anything substantial? How are you measuring the weight and worth of your efforts? There are multitudes of statistics you can glean from your marketing platform or from Google Analytics. Here are six noteworthy stats that help reveal the true merits of your content initiatives: Email clickthrough rates. However, go beyond measuring mere “open rate,” which doesn’t tell you much.

The Enduring Characteristics of Winning B2B Content Marketing Programs

Sword and the Script

Effective B2B content marketing programs have a documented strategy, build a subscription audience and use metrics to inform decisions What separates successful B2B content marketing programs from those that underperform?

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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.

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.

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.

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?

How to develop a content marketing program

PR Daily

We have heard the drumbeat of the importance of content marketing for years. Long before it was labeled “content marketing,” communications pros were using it in client work. Yet, with heightened focus (and more dollars spent) on content marketing these days, many pros are doubling down and ensuring that they have a masterful grasp on what is needed to create and sustain successful content marketing programs.

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.

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.

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.

What Goes in a Content Marketing Plan

ReimaginePR

Every day, I see brands diverting money and time into content, and then just throwing it out into the wind with a wish and a prayer. Diverting valuable assets into “content marketing” without any real idea of how it works or what it will accomplish. Sadly, as content marketers we don’t have ghostly voices telling us what to do. You need a Content Marketing Plan. Subscribe here to get your free Content Marketing Plan checklist!

3 Content Marketing Trends for 2019

The Proactive Report

The Need for a Documented Content Strategy. Only 37 percent of US companies have a documented content strategy. Not according to the 65 percent of brands who say that their success with content marketing is a direct result of a documented strategy. A complete content marketing strategy starts with research, not setting goals. You also need to know what content you have now, what’s working and what’s not. A New Content Creation Model.

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.

Guest Post: How to Sell #Content #Marketing to Your Bosses

PR Expanded

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? But I’ve seen first-hand how content marketing can make a significant impact, especially to B2B organizations. So show them how content feeds the sales and marketing machine.

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.

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

11 Content Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

Cision

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. You could develop a content marketing strategy , but that doesn’t mean that it will be a good strategy, or that it is related to the corporate goals in any meaningful way. You could develop content to entertain and never sell, but what if people really want to buy from you?

Study: Effective Content Marketing Has One Element

Sword and the Script

It was the 5 th annual B2B Content Marketing Survey which conjured up that memory – from perhaps a more frightening part of my mind. The study, which is co-produced by the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs , surveyed 1,820 marketers and had one overarching conclusion: “Marketers who take the time to document their content marketing strategy are more effective than those who don’t.”.

9 New Year’s resolutions for content marketers

PR Daily

Repurposing content, livestreaming, and embracing SEO and metrics should be key elements of your efforts in 2019. The new year brings new opportunities to create content that shines. As you launch into 2019, consider turning over a new leaf with your content marketing efforts. A lot of small-business owners get hung up on content volume —and though it’s important to be consistent in your content development, remember that quality matters more than quantity.

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.

How Edmunds measures the quality of earned media

PR Daily

With access to millions of real transactions and other Edmunds data, Edmunds’ expert analysts developed insights into how consumer shopping behavior has been altered during COVID as well as other market trends in the automotive industry.

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.

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.

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

Sword and the Script

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. 1) Content marketing benchmarks. Most organizations field a small content marketing team.

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.

Why Consistency in Content Marketing Matters

Sword and the Script

Consistency in content marketing is so important because everything else follows. If you have a plan, then you will measure it. If you are measuring it, the overall quality will progress. If you are not consistent, you will have endless discussions about proving the value of content marketing but never get started. If you enjoyed this post, you might also like: Why Content Marketing and Public Relations Need Each Other .

The 5 Stages of Content Marketing Grief

Sword and the Script

The recent commentary on content marketing by Gartner Research may have given B2B tech marketers motivation to reconsider the concept. Every B2B tech marketer is familiar with the analyst firm because of the implication the four corners of one certain magical graphical quad chart can have on a short list of vendors. And the tech analyst firm called content marketing the future of marketing. Content marketing values: utility over hype.

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.

5 Essentials of an Effective Content Marketing Strategy

Polaris

Content marketing is all the rage nowadays. And there’s no shortage of marketing firms touting content marketing as the latest bandwagon you don’t want to miss. Yet, truth be told, content marketing is nothing new. Whether you’re a neophyte content marketer or a grizzled pro, you’ll get better results if you approach content marketing as a strategic discipline. 3: Conduct a Content Audit.

3 Comparative Metrics if Organic Search is Your Raison D’etre for Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

Organizations that publish content with answers to those questions have a solid chance of showing up in a search page with potential answers. In fact, you must publish content in order for it to be indexed and returned in response to search. That’s the gist of a piece Michael Brenner wrote for the Content Marketing Institute last week titled The Best Reason to Do Content Marketing? b) Integrated marketing. Here are three easy measures.

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.

Go From Invisible to Expert with a WIRED Content Marketing Framework

wiredPRworks

How do you package your brand marketing content to go from being invisible to rising up an expert? First, you need to have a message and then you need to market it. Let’s explore how to go from invisible to expert with a WIRED content marketing framework.

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.

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.