White Paper: Want Content Success? Think Outside the Box!

Cision

Content marketing is a crucial piece of content strategies. As technology becomes ever-present, content strategies should include video, podcasts, games, comics, events and more. And as the content competition heats up, brands need to find ways to distribute their content, often through paid means like syndication and native advertising. Social media, e-newsletters, articles on owned websites and blogs make up the four most used content marketing tactics.

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Free White Paper! Give Your Story Legs

Cision

Attention spans have shortened, news cycles have sped up and many brands have come to believe that they must create more content to be seen. More content does not garner more attention; relevancy does. Cision’s new white paper, “ The 3 Stages of Expanding Your Content’s Reach: Creation, Distribution and Amplification ,” provides a detailed guide to help you create a truly great piece of content and extend its lifespan by distributing it to the right audiences in the right ways.

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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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How to Win at Content Marketing During a Pandemic

B2B PR Sense

But what does that mean for your content marketing, thought leadership and personal branding strategies? Can you continue your content marketing during a pandemic? And how can you not just "get by" but excel with your content marketing strategy during this time?

6 meaty content marketing metrics to monitor

PR Daily

Are your content marketing efforts accomplishing anything substantial? 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. If your emails are consistently driving high volumes of website traffic, your content is doing its job. If no one’s clicking, your content’s not sticking.

Announcing PR Daily’s 2019 Content Marketing Awards

PR Daily

Enter your best white papers, videos, social media campaigns and more. The post Announcing PR Daily’s 2019 Content Marketing Awards appeared first on PR Daily. Content Marketing Marketing Media Relations PR PR Daily Awards Ragan Awards Social Media Writing & Editing content marketing awards marketing awardsDon’t miss the early-bird deadline on June 12.

B2B Content Marketing: 5 Trends That You Need to Watch in 2020

B2B PR Sense

How has B2B content marketing changed since the start of the pandemic? What challenges do content marketers face? What do successful content marketers do that set them apart from others? 5 B2B Content Marketing Trends That You Should Know.

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6 reasons your content marketing program is struggling

PR Daily

Content marketing has emerged as one of the most effective ways for organizations to communicate with their key audiences. Through content marketing programs, they can tell compelling stories, highlight their successes, and otherwise engage their current and future audiences.

10 Awesome Content Marketing Tools That Will Up Your Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Your B2B content strategy is like a machine -- it needs regular maintenance to run smoothly. And that's where content marketing tools come in. Tools help you to maintain your content strategy and get the best results. 10 Content Marketing Tools That Will Help You Succeed.

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.

How PR And Content Marketing Can Work Together

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Public relations and content marketing are powerful when they work together, particularly for B2B PR programs designed to educate prospective customers and push them down the funnel to a point of purchase. Many PR practitioners naturally prioritize the generation of earned media coverage over content creation because of its credibility and SEO influence. But when they work in concert, PR and content marketing are a 1+1+3 situation.

Why your whole organization must get involved in content marketing

PR Daily

Without executive buy-in and the right subject matter experts providing valuable insights, your content will struggle to attract a crowd. All too often, clients struggle to initiate and maintain an ongoing content marketing program. After all, it’s usually the marketing and communications departments who shoulder the entire brunt of the effort, without a lot of help from the rest of their organization. Marketing and communications. 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?

Dispelling 6 Myths PR Sometimes has about Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

This is why content marketing plays such a crucial role in media relations , among many other aspects of PR and corporate communications. Myth 1: Content is a commodity. The same is true of content. Some argue content is king, and others say it’s a commodity. Well-research and well-written content that fills a niche is still quite rare. Myth 2: Content marketing doesn’t yield credibility. Myth 3: You can’t pitch reporters with content.

The 5 Biggest Takeaways From Content Marketing World

Cision

Content Marketing World may be at a close, but that doesn’t mean our work is over. Over two short days, Content Marketing World brought the industry’s leading content marketing professionals together to learn, share and have fun with content. The challenge now is to take what the conference has taught, and to apply it to your own marketing strategy. Here are five key takeaways from Content Marketing World: 1.

How to Boost Your B2B Lead Generation with Content Marketing

B2B PR Sense

But even before someone notices your offer, there's a lot you can do to prime the wheels of the B2B lead generation machine -- and content marketing plays a big part! The Relationship Between Lead Gen and B2B Content Marketing. Many people think of lead generation and content marketing as two completely separate areas. But how you plan your content marketing can have a direct bearing on the number of leads you generate.

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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 white paper calls the pageview a “superficial impression of how people behave on the web.” 3 Idealist Content Marketing Metrics.

5 Ways to Improve Your Content Marketing

Cision

No content, no forward motion. Bad content is just like bad fuel. Given what we’ve been hearing about Mark Schaefer’s content shock — people consume 10 hours of content per day, which won’t change, but the Internet is expected to grow 600 percent by the year 2020 — your engine needs some high octane content just to be able to stay ahead of the increased supply. Not everyone has the time or expertise to produce top-notch content.

Repurpose Does Not Mean Regurgitate in Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

Several paragraphs into a white paper, I spotted a sub-headline that stood out from the rest. It wasn’t the title of the white paper – which had long since been prettied up and hung behind a registration page – but it should have been. That is in essence what repurposing is all about – giving content another chance or a calculated second effort with just a little different perspective. Repurposing is built in content disruption.

15 crucial content marketing resources and tools

PR Daily

Today, when it comes to content marketing, there really is an app for that—no matter what sort of communication task lies before you. Here are 15 invaluable tools for content marketers: 1. The “Content Gap” feature tell users where their competitors are ranking for keywords they’ve missed, and the “Keyword Difficulty Score” tool helps content marketers decide where to focus their efforts first. Xtensio makes repurposing content easier.

7 Highlights From Day One of Content Marketing World

Cision

What happens when you place all of the world’s top content marketers in one place? In its fifth year, Content Marketing World brings over 3,500 people from over 50 countries together and covers topics ranging from tools and technology to optimization to the future of content marketing. Here are seven highlights from the first day of Content Marketing World: Couldn’t make it to Content Marketing World?

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.

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 Ways to Spice Up Your B2B Content Marketing

Cision

Don’t share that message with the same, old content marketing tactics. To “spice up” your B2B content creation , consider these five tips: 1. It determines the shape that other content marketing pieces take. Choose content channels. Make content easy to find, consume and share. How do they consume and share content? Base content channels on those answers. Spice up your content marketing with outside-the-box tactics.

3 Content Marketing Ideas for Health Care Communicators

Cision

Content marketing can be challenging for health care communicators, especially at the local level — hospitals, clinics, and medical practices. So how do you do health care content marketing? Here are three ideas you can add to your content marketing strategy to try to both catch people when they need you, and still avoid privacy concerns. Want to rise above the content clutter?

5 More Outside-The-Box Content Marketing Ideas

Cision

This post was inspired by our free “ Outside-The-Box Content Marketing for PR ” white paper. Not long ago, we had a blog post that described five outside-the-box content marketing ideas. Here are five more outside-the-box content marketing ideas that will take the results of your content creation to the next level. Want even more content marketing tips? Best Practices Featured Content Marketing

Why You Can Run a Campaign Inside Content Marketing, but Not the Other Way Around

Sword and the Script

You cannot run content marketing like a campaign. You can, however, run campaigns inside a content marketing program. Campaigns are how every marketer is trained to think. Campaigns in B2B marketing are common around product launches, where traditionally these include basics such as: a press release announcing the new product to the market. a white paper that makes the case for solving a problem in a new way.

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? The answer may lie in your B2B blog content. A reported 80% of B2B marketers include blogging in their marketing strategy. Choose Quality Content Over Quantity.

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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. The 2017 State of Healthcare Content Marketing , TrueNorth Custom surveyed mostly B2C health care firms, as did DamoDigital in. Content Marketing and the Battle for Attention. Why are marketers creating content?

B2B Solved the Biggest Content Marketing Challenge Yesterday

Sword and the Script

Content marketing surveys consistently demonstrate the biggest barrier facing marketer is feeding the content monster. For example, 54% percent of 1,800 respondents said, “creating engaging content” was the top content marketing challenge in the 2015 B2B Content Marketing survey by the Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Profs. In essence, B2B marketers solved their biggest problem yesterday.

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How to become a content marketing fox

PR Daily

According to a survey by Curata , more than three quarters of content marketers plan to boost their content marketing investment in the coming year. I have a name for content marketers that are the most savvy with their content marketing budgets: foxes. These quick-thinking, adaptable content creators use the best tools and tactics to stay ahead of the pack. However, a third of content marketers have never completed a content audit.

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.

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? According to CMI’s 2015 Benchmark Report , 55 percent of B2B marketers plan to increase their content marketing budget in the next 12 months—essentially, pouring more money into telling their brands’ stories. Indeed, the same benchmark report shows the top challenge facing B2B marketers today is producing engaging content. Want to create standout content?

The evolution of PR through content marketing

PR Daily

Brands are answering the call to create more value for customers and their community by publishing their own news and editorial content. As companies adopt a publisher model of content and media creation, many are surpassing the reach and influence of traditional publications in their industry. Some great examples of popular content hubs include Intel IQ , Target’s Bulls Eye View , Adobe’s CMO.com and Dell’s Power More (Dell is a client of mine). Social Content.

PR, Social Media and the Imperative of Content Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

You can’t tell – even digitally savvy marketers can’t tell – the difference between “content” and “ads” anymore. This is why content marketing is the theme for this week’s Unscripted Marketing links [UML]. 1) Marketing content vs. content marketing. What is the difference between content and content marketing? We create this content mainly because someone asked us to.

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.” “Content never dies, it just sort of fades away.” “Interactive content converts better than passive content and gets shared more.”

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. With more and more businesses across verticals and industries creating content, people have become desensitized towards brand content. People now look for and essentially demand content that gets them involved, creating a more personalized and memorable experience. Episodic Content .

7 key components of successful content marketing

PR Daily

These days, few marketers would dispute the need for a thoughtful and robust content marketing strategy. Most brands are upping their investments and output for content creation and dissemination, but that doesn't mean all those dollars are well spent. The effectiveness of your content marketing will depend heavily on your brand and its marketplace. Effective content marketers aren't defined solely by which channels and tactics they use.

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. Because the terms “public relations” and “content marketing” can drum up about 100 different definitions and opinions on the tactics they involve, let’s quickly define what we’re discussing before we go further. 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 . Certainly, brands need content marketing, and PR can help build trust and credibility, but there is something more urgent: communicators need content marketing. PR: The Best Kept Secret in Content Marketing.