Announcing PR Daily’s 2019 Content Marketing Awards

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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.

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?

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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.

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

Dispelling 6 Myths PR Sometimes has about Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

She did review it and ended up writing about it too. 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.

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. Carry a notebook with you and write down those things that catch your attention.

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.

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. Write it down. 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. Get our free white paper to see how!

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?

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. We’ll help you reach your business goals with new content and distribution on our globe-spanning news sites. Sponsored content is potent and unique. Share your thought leadership with a Ragan-written downloadable practical guide, white paper or shareable article. If we build your content, they’ll read it.

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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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?

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. Ann primarily writes about social media and growth hack strategies, SEO and e-commerce. With more and more businesses across verticals and industries creating content, people have become desensitized towards brand content. Want to deliver valuable content in 2016? 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.

5 Must-Have Types of Content Marketing

Cision

When you think of content marketing, you probably think of blog posts. But they’re just one of the many types of content that can help you establish your brand as a thought leader in your industry and attract new leads. By diversifying the types of content that you share, you attract different people with different needs. Let’s look at the types you absolutely need in your content marketing strategy. Also diversify the types of posts you write.

Content marketing is changing with every passing second – A discussion

Waxing UnLyrical

In today’s hi-tech, fast-moving, cluttered digital world, content marketing is one of the most practical, effective and useful marketing strategies to date. It’s an essential aspect of today’s digital marketing landscape. With 70% of internet users saying they’d prefer to learn through content rather than ads (as per Shonaliburke.com), don’t pass off content marketing as just a buzzword just yet. White papers.

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. Who: Sarah is a UK-based blogger, content marketer, speaker and mom. It’s a versatile template that works well for both B2C and B2B marketers. Who: WebpageFX is a Pennsylvania-based SEO and digital marketing agency.

5 Ways to Increase Your Content Marketing Success Rate

Cision

Content marketing is an established PR tactic, but it can sometimes feel like wielding a double-edged sword. To increase your content marketing success rate, consider the following five tips: 1. Content marketing often fails because it’s written with an “every man” in mind rather than a specific person. Content needs to be targeted to the people who have a genuine interest in your product or service for a particular reason.

B2B Content Marketing: 12 Master Tips That You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

Only 37% of B2B marketers have a documented B2B content marketing strategy ! While a blog or infographic may seem like an insignificant piece of the puzzle, every piece of content is crucial to your business. A content strategy helps to guide your content creation efforts with tactical precision. So what principles should steer you through your content creation and strategy? 12 Expert Tips to Improve Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy.

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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. You can also think about these in stages of content marketing maturity, though I’d caution, you never done with any given stage. To build an audience you have to get visitors to your content hub. One of the best examples of this comes from marketing automation vendors.

7 Business Writing Sins PR Pros Commit Regularly

PR News

Whether they’re writing media pitches, RFPs, blog posts, white papers, social posts, content marketing pieces or press releases, PR pros are usually serving several entities. The post 7 Business Writing Sins PR Pros Commit Regularly appeared first on PR News Blog. These entities could include clients, direct supervisors, the C-suite, customers, would-be customers, boards of directors, organization members, journalists and influencers.

7 Reasons Your B2B Content Marketing Program Fails to Deliver that You Probably Haven’t Heard Before

Sword and the Script

There’s are several industry organizations that field annual surveys about content marketing and they are gearing up. Last year, the data overwhelmingly found every business says they are doing content marketing. This year, I predict satisfaction with content marketing will slide and many won’t understand why. Most of them do this with gated content and in a bit of sleight of hand, pass that captured email off to an SDR to follow up.

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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. That’s my take after listening to Tom Webster evolve a concept over couple of podcasts on The Marketing Companion and finally rendered in a more polished format on Mark W. Shaefer’s {grow}: The dangerous confusion of sales and content marketing. Content proliferation for irrational buyers. by Frank Strong.

Drive Blog Traffic With These 4 Content Marketing Tools

Cision

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. Since we know that visual imagery can have a huge impact in engaging an audience online, it’s a content marketing tool worth the time investment. Both ebooks and white papers are fantastic for providing additional information on a topic, and boosting your email subscription list.

10 Knock-Their-Socks-Off Press Release Headline Writing Tips

Cision

Write as if it were a front page article. James, marketing director at The Curtis Group takes that idea one step further. She says writing your headlines as they’d look in a reporter’s article can “show the reporter the article through his/her readers’ eyes.”. This is a great strategy to appeal to journalists who you want to write about your news. The style of your writing in the headline is as important as the words you use to attract readers.

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. That means you need to write messaging that’s completely client-concentric. The next time you write marketing copy: Use “you” instead of “we”. Write like you talk. Segment your target markets. Offer consumable content ….

Long-Form Content is King: 4 Studies Show the Power of Long-Form in Content Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

Data analysis of millions of articles and surveys thousands of bloggers find long-form content outperforms short form. Something similar has happened in content marketing and blogging in the marketing community.

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. When developing the correct content marketing mix you should leverage the newest techniques and platforms so you won't be stuck in the past. Create a B2B Content Strategy.

How to create a unique voice for your content marketing

PR Daily

Yet tone of voice simply refers to how you sound in your writing. In marketing, your tone of voice can be a significant differentiator (along with a few other key things ) and a strong advantage, because a lot of companies aren't thinking about it. Marketers call this developing a "brand positioning statement" or sometimes a "mission statement.". Write down three words that best define who you are. Write it down.

11 Simple Ways for PR to Score Content Marketing Points

Sword and the Script

In this case, market research has consistently demonstrated people favor recommendations from peers over brands. While there are several factors leading to the rise of content marketing – the fractured media landscape notwithstanding – the generational impact on information availability is one of the key drivers: content marketing is a path for brands to re-establish trust and credibility as an information source for buyers.

Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Writers and Content Marketers?

PR 20/20

Editor's Note: This post was originally published on Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute (MAII), a new community for modern marketers created and powered by PR 20/20. Gartner predicts that a full 20 percent of business content will be written by machines starting in 2018. The analyst firm says: “Business content, such as shareholder reports, legal documents, market reports, press releases, articles and white papers, are all candidates for automated writing tools.”.

The Aesthetics of Text: Writing Readable Blog Posts

Sword and the Script

When we think of aesthetics in content, we typically think of graphics and images meant to complement or illustrate the text. Although visuals are important, the aesthetics of the text itself can influence how many people consume content and how long they spend engaged with it. This why a good content marketer can take a dense white paper, identify the most interesting parts , re-write it for the web, and then watch it get more traction than the first time around.

3 ways to overcome content marketing obstacles

PR Daily

Content marketing has generated enough consistent success to become a mainstream marketing activity. A recent study of 1,000+ marketers shows that 74 percent have seen an increase in lead quality and quantity as a result of their content marketing efforts. However, many companies lack a documented content marketing strategy, and many of those organizations’ marketers feel they’re just not doing it right. The content marketing pyramid.

3 Ways to Promote Content Marketing with Press Releases

Beyond PR

As a content marketer, I’m always on the lookout for whatever edge will improve my content’s reach. But with so many other brands also using content marketing, the task can seem Sisyphean at times. Digital advertising and cross-promotion of content across owned channels: also useful, but still not enough. And with so much content bombarding your audience, credibility is key to breaking through the noise. Content Teaser.