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How to Do Better with Online Marketing Content

13 Jul

Globally, an overwhelming number of companies utilize content marketing as part of their online efforts. According to the Content Marketing Institute: “Content marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience — and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action.” Rather than “sell” goods and services to customers, companies strive to “provide truly relevant and useful content” to both their prospects and their customers — so as to “help them solve their issues.”

 

Take a look at this infographic from One Productions (‘Ireland’s leading video production agency’). It includes a lot of good information on how to do better with content marketing.


 

Don’t Have Bad Content on Social Media

5 Dec

Of course, not all social media content is great — or even good. But some B-to-C and B-2-B companies write especially weak social media content.

As Nicole Karlis reports for the Scripted blog:

“Many marketers are turning to content marketing to increase brand awareness, search rankings, boost leads and more — but there’s a dark side that many neglect to talk about. As content marketing continues to increase in popularity in every industry, more marketers are focusing on the value it can bring to the table. It’s true, content marketing is a great way to reach a new audience, generate brand awareness, educate consumers and more — but it also can be very detrimental to a marketing strategy, especially if it isn’t done the right way.”

“In the following infographic, we decided to focus on the part of content marketing that marketers are often hesitant to talk about: the dark side. Scroll through below to learn more about the dark side of content marketing, in addition to advice on how to avoid becoming one of these scary statistics.”

[Note: Scroll to the bottom of this post for some resources on content marketing.]

 

Resources from Nicole Karlis:

 

B2B Content Marketing: 2014 Benchmarks

10 Sep

Starfleet Media recently conducted a study on content marketing — The 2014 Benchmark Report on B2B Content Marketing and Lead Generation:

“While there was already good research out there on B2B content marketing (kudos to the Content Marketing Institute, in particular, for their outstanding work over the past 5 years), we found that there remained a number of unexplored areas that warranted further investigation. We believed that capturing the right data – from hundreds of marketers with first-hand experience – and gaining actionable insights into these areas, could benefit not only our company, given our purview, but countless others, as well.”

What exactly does content marketing entail? According to the Content Marketing Institute:

“Basically, content marketing is the art of communicating with your customers and prospects without selling. It is non-interruption marketing. Instead of pitching your products or services, you are delivering information that makes your buyer more intelligent. The essence of this content strategy is the belief that if we, as businesses, deliver consistent, ongoing valuable information to buyers, they ultimately reward us with their business and loyalty.”

Key findings from the Starfleet Media report have been summarized by MarketProfs. Click the image to see the summary.
 

 

What’s Ahead for Business-to-Business Online Marketing?

6 Oct

What will business-to-business firms be doing in 2014 with regard to online marketing?

In the infographic shown below, “CMI and MarketingProfs report that 93 percent of B2B organizations rely on content marketing for brand building and demand generation. Most importantly, B2B marketers are getting better at content marketing; in fact, 42 percent of respondents indicated that they are more effective at content marketing in 2013, compared with 36 percent in 2012.”

Click the infographic for a larger image.

by km4c. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s
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