How to Do B2B Content Marketing That Doesn't Suck

B2B PR Sense

" B2B content marketing is so easy, anyone can do it." And I can't help but shake my head at the notion.Yeah, sure, anybody can write a blog, but that doesn't mean it's going to have an audience. It takes a lot more than basic writing skills to create successful B2B content.

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Future Proof Your Content Marketing Strategy with These 6 Tips

ReimaginePR

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.

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6 Themes to Watch and 8 Speakers to Catch at This Year’s Content Marketing World

Garrett Public Relations

Content marketing fanatics from all over the world will be converging on Cleveland in a few weeks for this year’s Content Marketing World conference, Sept. The post 6 Themes to Watch and 8 Speakers to Catch at This Year’s Content Marketing World appeared first on PR Consultant Garrett Public Relations Columbus/Worthington OH.

5 tactics to sidestep common storytelling pitfalls

PR Daily

At a time when we have more data than we can possibly use and people connect on social media platforms, storytelling is an ideal tool for PR and marketing. FREE GUIDE: 10 ways to improve your writing today ]. When considerations collide, storytelling suffers.

Why content marketers shouldn’t overlook niche outlets

PR Daily

Part of creating effective content is knowing where you want it to end up. By outlining your goals and knowing whom you want to reach with your content, you can decide which publication is the best bet for your company. a content marketing agency. Content Marketing

5 ways to infuse emotion into your storytelling

PR Daily

So says Miri Rodriguez, Microsoft storyteller and keynoter at Ragan’s “Brand Storytelling and Content Marketing Conference” at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. “AI Storytelling isn’t opinions, data, facts or assertions,” says Rodriguez. “It’s

6 steps to streamline your writing process

PR Daily

There’s no secret formula for great writing. Let’s review six strategies that can help you consistently craft coherent content: Step 1: Define your objective. FREE DOWNLOAD: Timeless secrets for rocket-powered writing ]. Step 3: Write your bad first draft.

5 ways Microsoft’s chief storyteller makes content more human

PR Daily

Storytelling has become a crucial strategy for communicators looking to attract attention from both employees and consumers. Our attention is under attack,” says Steve Clayton, Microsoft’s chief storyteller and general manager of the company’s Innovation, Culture and Stories team. “By

4 storytelling lessons from 100 years of ‘The Hilton Effect’

PR Daily

The hotel chain celebrated a century of business growth by shining a spotlight and crafting content around its biggest champions: Its employees and customers. The whitepaper turned into an entire campaign full of stories and content—many of which provide lessons in storytelling excellence.

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.

6 ways to up your storytelling game

PR Daily

Brand journalism helps organizations rise above the clutter of content on the web. Here are six reasons to take your storytelling to the next level—or maybe the one above that. Your news site allows you to showcase your leaders and experts with thought-provoking content. The post 6 ways to up your storytelling game appeared first on PR Daily. You’ve launched a brand journalism site. Kudos. But it’s time to move on to what’s next. Welcome to brand journalism 2.0.

The marketer’s guide to writing content for Gen Z

PR Daily

The arrival of Generation Z poses a new challenge for the marketers. Marketers have tried to reach Gen Z in many ways, with extremely mixed results. Let’s review three ways to craft content that’s likely to resonate with this diverse, savvy and rising generation.

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. Content Marketing

Survey: Measurement, storytelling cited as top weaknesses

PR Daily

This compares with 68% of PR pros, 81% of social media specialists, 63% of speechwriters, 67% of media relations pros, 69% of marketers, and 63% of human relations communicators. Only among the survey’s marketers and media relations specialists did measurement fall behind other weaknesses.

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How storytellers must adjust for B2C or B2B audiences

PR Daily

No matter what you’re writing, your first consideration should be your audience. When writing for a B2B audience, you’re targeting a group of like people who are typically within a specific industry. On the other hand, when you write for a B2C audience, you’re casting a much wider net.

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A Colorado university’s robust storytelling turns heads

PR Daily

Campus communication might not be a high-profile beat, but storytelling gold awaits those who dig beyond the often-prosaic crust of academia. FREE GUIDE: Brand journalism and content marketing—what’s the difference? ]. Same goes for our video storytelling.

3 reasons why you should let us write your content

PR Daily

Connect with corporate communicators, PR pros, marketers and more through our sponsored content program. Ragan Communications and PR Daily have more than four decades of storytelling experience. Sponsored content is potent and unique.

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.

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

Cision

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?

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. If you haven’t read Ann’s book, Everybody Writes , go get it! Awesome thing to watch for as you write content!

How can data improve your storytelling?

PR Daily

Unfortunately, a business that prides itself on storytelling and communication may feel threatened by the influx of data-driven PR and marketing methods that leave little room for creativity. Data supports storytelling by bringing credibility to your PR message.

116 Content Marketing Insights Worth Tattooing on Your Body

Cision

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.”

Once Upon a Time …: The Art of Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

The art of storytelling is rooted in the origins of every society. As far back as history can reach, humans have used storytelling to teach the next generation, to connect with others, to protect their culture and much, much more. Guest Post by Elena Bosch.

Wanted: Talented brand storytellers

PR Daily

How has content helped you meet your recruitment, brand awareness, crisis recovery or lead generation goals? Was a piece of internal content particularly successful? We want to know how you tapped into the way people consume content today and used that to your brand’s advantage.

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.

How expressions of love can put heart into your writing

PR Daily

FREE DOWNLOAD: Timeless secrets for rocket-powered writing ]. Painting a verbal picture is the heart of storytelling. I avoid offering the first person in these writings, but that “Pippin” selection holds special meaning for me. Content Marketing Writing & Editing

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. Ann primarily writes about social media and growth hack strategies, SEO and e-commerce. Interactive Storytelling.

Avoiding the Unkindly Cut in Business Writing

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. What does this have to do with business writing? The post Avoiding the Unkindly Cut in Business Writing appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. I don’t smoke. I rarely drink more than two Old Fashioneds at a sitting. If I have a weakness, it’s called WG Yogurt.

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.

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

Cision

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.

Why PR and content marketing make the perfect match

PR Daily

Is it time to increase your PR budget, or would content marketing be a better investment? PR and content marketing work best when they’re working together. Content marketing is the practice of producing content (written, visual, video, audio, etc.)

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.

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.

Content Marketing Lessons Learned From Our Best Performing Blog Posts

Polaris

A quick check of my Twitter feed on Tuesday morning told me it’s that time of year: the end of December when bloggers write about their most popular posts from the last year. Content Marketing Lesson #1: Make it useful and timely.

5 Lessons Learned from Content Marketing World 2018 #CMWorld

PR 20/20

It’s that time again… welcome to the kickoff of marketing conference season! Every year, a handful of PR 20/20 team members head to Content Marketing World ( #CMWorld ) hosted in our very own Cleveland, Ohio. Why is it that marketing teams work in silos? Write to Doris.

11 creative ways to pump up your content marketing game

PR Daily

Jeff Bullas identified eight main barriers to your content marketing plan: 1. Finding inspiration and ideas for the content. CoSchedule outlined the most important questions to ask to determine whether content is a good fit: 1.

Instacart, Amazon employees strike over COVID-19, Macy’s furloughs employees, and Google thanks health care workers in video

PR Daily

Why it matters: Now more than ever, organizations must balance the need to do business in order to stay afloat with the reality of the COVID-19 crisis, and adjust their PR and marketing messages accordingly. What do you think PR and marketing pros should do?

How to Unite B2B PR and Content Marketing for Powerful Results

B2B PR Sense

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.

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Master Multimedia Storytelling With a Free E-Book!

Cision

Electronic media has made it necessary to become a content creator fluent in both text and visuals. From ancient cave drawings to photojournalism and broadcast TV, people have enjoyed visual stories for the speed at which people can consume the content and the emotion it elicits.

Airbnb suspends marketing campaigns, Google cancels April Fools’ Day jokes, and WHO launches app with COVID-19 info

PR Daily

Here are today’s top stories: Airbnb pauses marketing campaigns. The rental company has suspended its marketing efforts as its top executives take 50% salary cuts—and its founders will take no salary for six months.