Future Proof Your Content Marketing Strategy with These 6 Tips


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. Here’s Why a Customer-Centric Content Market Strategy is Crucial.

Guitar Center: Content Marketing and Storytelling at Their Best


Guitar Center’s YouTube channel beat out hundreds of leading brands, including Target, Four Seasons and General Electric, to snag the Project of the Year award at Content Marketing Institute’s 2014 Content Marketing Awards. Content Marketing

4 Ways to Align Your Content Marketing with Your Holiday Promotions


And while it’s easy to mark your products down 40% in an effort to attract Black Friday traffic, it’s more difficult to remember to include your content marketing efforts in your holiday marketing strategy. Content: 50 Gift Ideas Under $25.

Effective Visual Storytelling

The Proactive Report

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Harness the Power of Visual Storytelling


It’s called visual storytelling, and very few brands know how to effectively use visual content to communicate with their audience. There’s nothing quite as visceral, captivating, immersive or spellbinding as visual storytelling. What Exactly Is Visual Storytelling?

Digital PR and Content Marketing

The Proactive Report

Content marketing as part of Digital PR has been the buzz phrase of choice for the past couple of years. Almost every company, BtoC and BtoB, has jumped on the content bandwagon. However, only 37% of BtoB firms regard their content strategy as effective. Gartner’s recent research that shows how marketing practices evolve, puts content marketing in what they call the Trough of Disappointment. Is the Content Marketing honeymoon over?

Digital PR and Content Marketing

The Proactive Report

Content marketing as part of Digital PR has been the buzz phrase of choice for the past couple of years. Almost every company, BtoC and BtoB, has jumped on the content bandwagon. However, only 37% of BtoB firms regard their content strategy as effective. Gartner’s recent research that shows how marketing practices evolve, puts content marketing in what they call the Trough of Disappointment. Is the Content Marketing honeymoon over?

Native Advertising: Where Content Marketing and Journalism Overlap


Bernie Borges is executive producer of Social Business Engine , CEO of Find and Convert , an IBM Futurist , a Dell Social Influencer and frequent speaker at marketing conferences and private events. Context conscious content. Navigation – How will people find and experience the content?

9 Content Marketing Trends That Will Rule The Roost In 2016


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? Interactive Storytelling. Episodic Content .

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5 Essentials of an Effective Content Marketing Strategy


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. Content Marketing

Content Marketing Writers, Are You Teaching or Preaching?

Rock the Status Quo

I was putting together Thursday’s #PRprochat questions for Ann Handley this morning, thinking about writing skills and storytelling. It should absolutely be a well-thumbed (or bookmarked) book every marketer has on their bookshelf. Awesome thing to watch for as you write 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.

Drive Blog Traffic With These 4 Content Marketing Tools


When it comes to content marketing, there’s a lot of “been there, done that” out there. Infographics are another great visual addition to your content marketing arsenal. Want to master multimedia storytelling? Content Recycling.

What to Know Before Creating a Content Marketing Strategy


This post is based on our white paper “ Outside-The-Box Content Marketing for PR.” He coined “ content shock ” and argued that though more and more businesses give away more and more content, people have only finite time to consume it.

20 Golden PR and Content Marketing Ideas that will Outlive 2017

Sword and the Script

PR professionals know storytelling is powerful, but science is beginning to show just how stories trigger powerful learning reactions in the brain. What started as a marketing experiment, has grown into a process that supports audience development.

Why PR Pros Need to Own Content Marketing


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

PRSA NJ Panel on Brand Storytelling and Content Marketing [PODCAST]

Stern + Associates

Justin Gianninoto, director of digital strategy, presented at PRSA NJ’s “Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing” seminar to discuss how to get results for your company or organization with great storytelling. The post PRSA NJ Panel on Brand Storytelling and Content Marketing [PODCAST] appeared first on Stern Strategy Group. In the News content marketing podcast

Does Your Content Marketing Strategy Tell a Data-Driven Story?


Content marketing boils down to one simple question: what story is your brand telling? Most, if not all, companies know the importance of storytelling, but few have figured out how to tell them in engaging, altruistic and entertaining fashions. Want to create standout content?

How To Turn “Once Upon a Time” Into A Secret Storytelling Weapon For Your Business


The post How To Turn “Once Upon a Time” Into A Secret Storytelling Weapon For Your Business appeared first on Prowly Magazine. Content Marketing content marketing PR storytelling

116 Content Marketing Insights Worth Tattooing on Your Body


Authority Rainmaker brought PR and marketing’s top thought leaders under one roof for a two-day affair bursting with insights on everything from content creation and SEO to pricing and DIY inspiration. “Over time all marketing strategies have click through rates that drop.”

Should We be Storytelling or Story Making?

The Proactive Report

David Berkowitz, CMO of the digital agency MRY in New York City, has a different idea: he sees storytelling as just another broadcast activity, when in fact, the power of story lies in the response you evoke in the audience. Story making allows the content to roam free across social media.

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?

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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.

How Storytelling Connects Paid, Earned, and Owned Media


Breaking down silos between Paid, Earned & Owned media through continuous storytelling. In December 2009, Forrester defined what it called the three new media options for interactive marketers: “paid, earned and owned.” Earned media had traditionally been the responsibility of public relations, while paid and owned media had been part of the marketing mandate. Marketing? The new continuous storytelling cycle.

3 Ways You’re Already a Content Marketer—& Didn’t Know It!


If you’re a PR professional in the year 2015, you are probably well aware of a little tactic known as content marketing. for a while now in the communication world, but the PR industry is finally starting to realize that creating and owning content to tell a story is a great complement to more traditional methods. What you may not realize is that for all the “how-to’s” out there for getting started with content marketing, you—or your clients—may already be doing it.

How to Turn Your Personal Story Into a Compelling Brand


The most important part of branding is storytelling. And the most important part of storytelling is connecting with your audience. Does the content on your “About Us” page only serve as navel gazing?

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Kicking Ass With Multimedia Content Marketing


The Rise of Videos, Images and Content in Media Relations. These days, we hardly notice how much we are surrounded by multimedia content. As marketers, we tend to notice quality business-oriented multimedia content when it’s time for us to try and tell our company’s story.

5 steps to outstanding content marketing

PR Daily

By now, most organizations realize that content marketing should be a crucial part of their PR and marketing strategies. Fortunately, by counting to five, you can remember the crucial tenets of content marketing: 1.

The True Value of Storytelling: Nail your Brand Narrative

Waxing UnLyrical

Why Storytelling is So Effective. In a world that’s saturated with marketing, it’s more important than ever for brands to make a lasting impression with their customers. Guinness is a brand who knows the power of emotional storytelling. Guest Post by Matt Press.

PR is the Best Kept Secret in Effective Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

Related Content: Content Marketing *is* PR. Why PR Should Embrace Content Marketing. PR is the Best Kept Secret in Effective Content Marketing. This line of thinking that content marketers would do well to embrace. by Frank Strong.

What’s hindering your content marketing efforts?

PR Daily

How are health care marketers handling content strategy, and which key issues keep them from delivering engaging communications? Tandem surveys found that content marketing has become mainstream for health care organizations. Content Marketing and the Battle for Attention.

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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? Visual content. Video content. User-generated content. Content Marketing Institute.

Content Marketing Lessons Learned From Our Best Performing Blog Posts


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.

Statistics to punch up your content marketing game

PR Daily

Making a case for deeper investment in content marketing has never been easier. Nearly every statistic you read shows that organizations that do content marketing the right way are reaping rewards.

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How to Use eBooks to Grow Your Authority


Let’s talk about why an ebook is an essential element for your content marketing strategy, and how to create and promote one for maximum effect. The audience who reads and reacts positively to your content is much more likely to join your community of followers.

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Monday Roundup: Compelling Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

When it comes to storytelling, quality over quantity is a pretty standard rule of thumb. Compelling storytelling can expand your audience and strengthen the bond you have with your customer base. This week’s roundup is chock full of advice to spice up your storytelling.

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. If they manage to stay engaged for more than a minute, then you’ve clearly got the hang of good storytelling. If they’re immediately bored, then your storytelling isn’t compelling.

Storytelling vs Story Making: Interview with David Berkowitz

The Proactive Report

Here’s a sneak peek – I’ll be asking him questions about storytelling and why brands should rather be doing what he calls story making with customers. Content Marketing Internet Marketing Strategy media Online PR proactive report story telling webinar

Caine’s Arcade: How Powerful Storytelling Can Make a Difference


Stories—and storytelling—are powerful. Content Marketing They help charities secure more donations, persuade juries in trials and sway opinions in politics and the boardroom.

Monday Roundup: Measuring Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

Every PR pro knows the importance of storytelling. Here are some tips on getting started measuring your storytelling efforts. Why: “And as any good PR pro knows, storytelling is also key to a successful campaign—yet it’s only half of the equation.