Content Marketing: Building A Web of Influence

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Can you name the last time you stopped to look at a spider’s web? Every part of the web is connected, making it both complex and powerful. Chances are, if you hate spiders, it was not recently. But there is much to be learned from these intricately designed feats of art and engineering.

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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. Longer Content Takes a Back Seat.

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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.

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. Content marketing is a valuable tool in the communications arsenal.

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?

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.

15 crucial content marketing resources and tools

PR Daily

Whether your team needs help with web design, SEO, social media or video production, this list is bursting at the seams with helpful digital assets. Today, when it comes to content marketing, there really is an app for that—no matter what sort of communication task lies before you.

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. “Prettying up mediocre content won’t make it any better.

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. Frictionless content. by Frank Strong.

Three Steps to Developing a Content Marketing Program

Solo PR Pro

We have heard the drumbeat of the importance of content marketing for years. Long before it was labeled “content marketing,” communications pros were utilizing the tactic in client work. Content Marketing is a valuable tool in the communications arsenal.

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 white paper calls the pageview a “superficial impression of how people behave on the web.”

Repurpose Does Not Mean Regurgitate in Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

That is in essence what repurposing is all about – giving content another chance or a calculated second effort with just a little different perspective. What repurposing content is not, is a cut and paste of verbatim copy and transferring it from one website to another.

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

Sword and the Script

For most businesses, organic search is the single largest source of web traffic. 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?

Get Inspired by These 3 Content Marketing Innovators

Cision

Here are three big names to take a look at for content marketing inspiration: BuzzFeed. This Internet media company has been making waves for almost a decade, focusing on churning out content that spreads. Best Practices Featured content marketing marketing innovation

Engineering the Enterprise for Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

Recently a puzzle like the one nearby made rounds on the web. Thinking Differently about Employees and Content. Second , this is the third time I’ve embarked on a content marketing program for an employer. How to Energize the Enterprise for Content Marketing.

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? Another reason why marketers don’t measure content marketing ROI is that they simply don’t know how to do it. Guest Post by Brandon Brown.

Better vs. New: How Content Marketers Can Reset Their Priorities

Contently - Strategy

If there’s one thing every content marketer loves, it’s the grind. I was high on the grind myself recently, fresh out of Uberflip’s stellar Conex conference and sitting in Cleveland for Content Marketing World , typing so fast my laptop was (almost) billowing smoke. Marketers don’t slow down. If a sales team’s motto is Always Be Closing , the marketing team’s motto is Always Be Creating.

PR is the Best Kept Secret in Effective Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

At the time, my client had a product for a nascent web economy that would fuel small businesses build a web presence. Related Content: Content Marketing *is* PR. Why PR Should Embrace Content Marketing. by Frank Strong.

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. Strategy and Quality Drive Content Success. B2B marketers are also claiming success.

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One Prediction Each for PR, Content Marketing and Social Media  

Sword and the Script

There’s more than one way to look at the annual cycle of prediction posts that surface on the web, as the final days of another calendar year wane. Some see them as fun and a break from the usual content routine. PR is the Best Kept Secret in Effective Content Marketing.

Use CHAOS to improve your content marketing

PR Daily

In this post, we will discuss using this method to create or fix a content marketing strategy. Strengthen your content marketing strategy by communicating with the people who can provide the information you need. Provide content that reflects that.

Here’s Why GDPR is Good News for PR and Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

Like many American marketers, I didn’t pay too much attention to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) until recently. In other words, GDPR requires marketing organizations to get permission from people to market to them.

One Bold Content Marketing Prediction for 2016

Sword and the Script

Joe Pulizzi has often noted there are two choices in content marketing – build and audience or buy one. This generally means interrupting people with advertising while they are engaging in content they actually want to read or view (ala Grantland). by Frank Strong.

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. Content is the currency for building social relationships that can boost earned media. TopRank Online Marketing.

Interview Series: CMO of UL Discusses How PR & Content Marketing Are Evolving in 2018

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. Kathy Seegebrecht is SVP and Chief Marketing Officer for UL (Underwriters Laboratories). Kathy has also worked in a variety of marketing and sales roles at Navistar and BP. Kathy: I am the SVP, Chief Marketing Officer at UL. AirPR: How do you view Integrated Marketing?

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. Want to deliver valuable content in 2016? Episodic Content . Influencer Marketing . Visual Content .

7 tech mistakes content marketers make

PR Daily

If you aren't allocating ample time to the tech side of content marketing, you're probably wasting a lot of time. It's easy to become consumed with creating content, but smart content creation requires a lot of thought and planning. Not optimizing content for Google.

Content Marketing Consistency: How Often Should You Publish?

Sword and the Script

How often should a business publish content in order to achieve a level of effectiveness in content marketing ? More than anything else, consistency is the single most valuable attribute in content marketing. But We Produce a lot of Content.

Avoid these 11 content marketing mishaps

PR Daily

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 content to entertain and never sell, but what if people really. Edit your content.

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 . PR: The Best Kept Secret in Content Marketing.

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

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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.

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. Shaefer’s {grow}: The dangerous confusion of sales and content marketing. Content proliferation for irrational buyers.

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.”.

The 4 Engines You Need to Pull Off Content Marketing Successfully

Sword and the Script

Everyone is doing content marketing these days. In fact, some 80% of respondents say they are doing content marketing according to 2017 survey data. To build an audience you have to get visitors to your content hub. What content coverts subscribers?

10 ways to combine SEO and content marketing

PR Daily

Now you must to add content marketing to your arsenal of digital marketing tool if you want to gain search engines’ approval and ultimately win the heart of online users. Here are 10 ways you can ensure that the two digital marketing tools work in harmony: 1.

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Content Marketing - Channeling Your Inner Charles Osgood

The Stalwart Blog

It’s a style that should be mirrored by other news organizations and, more importantly, by bloggers and corporate marketers alike. What I do propose is that us marketers convey our messages in a story telling format; one that puts the audience in the middle of the scene.

Content Marketing Lessons Learned From Our Best Performing Blog Posts

Polaris

Hopefully we learn a few content marketing lessons by reviewing the past year, then use that information to develop even more effective editorial calendars in 2015. Content Marketing Lesson #1: Make it useful and timely. Don’t wait until December to evaluate your content.

Content marketing – it’s not just content for contents sake

Prohibition

Consider the changing shape of the comms industry, and you will undoubtedly come across the phrase ‘content marketing’. But what does content mean? At the risk of teaching you to suck eggs, content is – in a nutshell – what makes the communications industry go round.

10 Content Marketing Tricks That Will Help Your Brand Stand Out

Waxing UnLyrical

The best way to stand out from the noisy crowd is by employing a few tricks of the content marketing trade. As you work on your content marketing strategy, keep these in mind: Talk to your audience, not at them. Segment your target markets. And long-form content.

5 Free Blog Editorial Calendars to Improve Your Content Marketing

Polaris

Write marketing content more quickly and more efficiently? The style of calendar you use will vary depending on the objective of your blog, the kind of content you create and the type of organization you work for. 3: Content Marketing Institute.