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Sarah Quinn / Social Media Today / January 17, 2015
2014 was a great year for content marketers. We saw our social feeds fill up with everything from blogs, infographics and e-books, to white papers, podcasts and videos.
We created and posted more content than ever before, which has resulted in 93% of organizations now using content to market their brand.
As a fellow content marketer, I understand that you need stats to help you create powerful content that actually works. Data driven content is the only thing that people care about. It makes people sit up and listen, it adds value, and above all, it encourages people to action.
So here’s 7 statsRead More
George Stenitzer / Content Marketing Institute / January 15, 2015
As CMI research shows, marketers with a documented content marketing strategy are more effective than those who don’t have a written strategy. Yet, only 27% of B2C and 48% of B2B marketers have developed a plan.
If you lack a written strategy, a one-page plan is a great place to begin. If you have a detailed strategy but struggle to gain traction, boiling it down to one page will make it easier. A one-page strategy can help you:
- Crystalize your content marketing strategy
- Gain stronger buy-in more quickly from executives or clients
- Keep content producers strategically aligned
Larry Kim / Social Media Today / January 8, 2015
As marketers continue to get more comfortable with content marketing strategy and tactics, one question still plagues the industry: what’s the best way to measure the effectiveness of your content?
We’ll always have the old standby metrics – social shares, pageviews and the like. But do they really tell the whole story? Do these metrics help you understand how well your content resonates with audiences, converts lookers to buyers, and works toward the achievement of your business goals?
For that, we need content analytics.
Pawan Deshpande, CEO of Curata, recently undertookRead More
Demand Gen Report / January 7, 2015
Many B2B marketers are increasingly relying on visual content — particularly video — to reach potential buyers and generate leads. This infographic, courtesy of KnowledgeVision, outlines how marketers are using video to keep their sales funnel full of hot leads.Read More
Brett Relander / Social Media Today / December 23, 2014
For years, marketers have been told that content is king. As search engines, particularly Google, have made repeated tweaks to their algorithms, the emphasis on quality content has increased. As a result, the onus has been placed on brands to step up their game in terms of content marketing. From blogs to social media posts, the demand for high quality online content produced in a consistent manner has increased.
As is the case with all other forms of marketing, content marketing requires brands to constantly think of new waysto reach their consumer base. At the same time, it is imperative forRead More