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.

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.

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.

7 guidelines for content marketers to craft winning listicles

PR Daily

Some content marketers—and readers—have grown weary of listicles. Defined as “writing or other content presented wholly or partly in the form of a list,” listicles communicate succinctly. They lend themselves to online sharing and increase web traffic.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Unite B2B PR and Content Marketing for Powerful Results

B2B PR Sense

There’s an interesting proverb that I stumbled on recently: “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.” But what about two seemingly different teams, such as B2B PR and content marketing ? What is B2B Content Marketing? Your Content Can Fuel Press Relations.

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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.”.

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.

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.

Infographic: How to use color to draw more web visitors

PR Daily

Whether you’re an interior designer or a web designer, colors play an important role not only in injecting life to the work itself, but also in eliciting a certain reaction from the people who lay eyes on it. FREE GUIDE: Brand journalism and content marketing—what’s the difference? ].

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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.

Report: Most consumers recognize content marketing, but say it’s useful

PR Daily

The typical consumer is bombarded with marketing messages as they surf the web and interact on social media. Communicators can no longer ignore content marketing—and consumers, too, recognize the trend. A recent content marketing survey by Clutch.

12 content marketing secrets from the pros

PR Daily

A recent survey by the Custom Content Council. pegged the amount of money spent by businesses on production and distribution of custom content at nearly $44 billion. This includes print, Web, email, video and other types of content. Get more mileage from your content.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

11 Simple Ways for PR to Score Content Marketing Points

Sword and the Script

The web has obviously changed that – a few quick product searches on a mobile device leads a buyer to reviews and commentary from sources other than the brand. The web has completely changed attitudes and behaviors of buyers – the same way significant events change generational outlook (i.e.

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.

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.

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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Basic, Advanced and Bridge Building: Boldness in Content Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

A new survey of 2,400 B2B marketers suggests content marketing is the top priority this year – and by a wide margin. According to Marketing Charts , 37% of the respondents cited content marketing as the most important initiative.

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.

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.

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. Increased adoption of content marketing.

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Why SlideShare should be part of your content marketing plan

PR Daily

If you’re in any way involved in content marketing, SlideShare had better be part of your strategy. The presentation (and PDF) sharing platform is an ideal venue for marketing materials that go beyond the bounds of a tweet or status update.

The Dynamic Web: Pop-ups, Persistence and SERP [UML]

Sword and the Script

There’s a tag I’ve kept on this blog over the years called “ dynamic web.” It’s a personal interest in just how much the web shifts and changes – and the impact that has on marketing and PR. Lines blurred to the extent that marketing looks more like PR.

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