I’ve been asked to do a pre-print review of a content marketing book authored by a leading light in the content marketing world. The key thing that stood out for me was the lack of clarity around what content strategy is versus content marketing. No one seems to agree completely and there are a number […]
Content marketing is a very hungry beast. To drive effective inbound marketing you need to feed that beast frequently. For most businesses creating enough quality, original content can be hard. It takes resource and time to generate, distribute and monitor. This puts many businesses off and underestimating the commitment required will only result in lacklustre results. […]
Businesses are producing vast amounts of content nowadays and much of it isn’t really effective. As the Content Marketing Institute found out only 30% of B2B marketers and 38% of B2C marketers rate their efforts as effective.
From what I see this is mostly because their content is simply dressed up promotional messages aimed at selling […]
The Content Marketing Institute defines content marketing as follows…
“Content marketing is the strategic marketing approach of creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content to attract and acquire a clearly defined audience – with the objective of driving profitable customer action.”
The most important word here is ‘valuable’ and that’s due to the last point about […]
If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then video is worth at least 24 pictures each second, based on the standard frame rate for moving images. Any video marketer worth their salt knows how to make every second of film count, but with audiences bombarded by more and more video content online, from website sidebars […]
While recently writing my talk for the Business Outlook Conference which is entitled ‘Future Proof Your Marketing’ I realised that the growth of the internet has led to a simple but profound arms race between businesses. However, it’s a good race that isn’t leading towards world destruction but hopefully better products and services for customers. […]
Before embarking on these steps make sure you get input from all the stake holders and be realistic about what you can achieve with your available resources.
Analysis – understanding your products or services, business structure, market, competitors and most importantly your customers. This will require some desktop research involving whatever data you have and finding […]
Everyone is into content marketing nowadays and many are getting it wrong. I don’t mean the tactics and technical delivery of it. Especially with automated systems such as Infusionsoft and Eloqua to help out. Where they are getting it wrong is in the content itself. The stuff out there is often loosely disguised press release […]