Content marketing is more than just a buzzword – it’s a tried-and-true marketing tactic that small businesses can use to reach customers in an authentic way, without having to spend big bucks. In fact, 80% of customers appreciate learning about a company or business through custom content (Demand Metric). Keith Hernandez from Buzzfeed, one of the leaders in the content marketing space, joined us to discuss how small businesses can create and use custom content effectively in their marketing.
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Research shows that 9/10 marketers have a content marketing strategy, but just 30% are effective. So why does a content marketing strategy fail? Simply put: the content focuses too much on the brand, and not on the pain points and daily realities of their customers.
In this marketing conference presentation, Joe Pulizzi, founder of the Content Marketing Institute, talks about how to turn a brand-centric content marketing strategy into one that’s a powerful acquisition channel that churns out real ROI.
Marketers are familiar with the definition of a content marketing strategy: creating valuable, relevant, compelling content on a consistent basis to a targeted audience to see a profitable action. But what we want to do as content marketers is a little different – it’s all about building audiences who will know, like, and trust us over time. In other words, marketers need to change the way they communicate with their customers through the content they create, ultimately creating better customers for their brands.
In this presentation on content strategy in 2015, Joe Pulizzi covers six practical content marketing strategy steps that apply whether you’re in small business marketing, or you’re on an enterprise marketing team.
1) Find your sweet spot: choose your niche and focus on the conversation you want to own. (Go to 09:01 )
2) Discover your content tilt: Take that niche and establish your unique angle (“tilt”) that helps you cut through the clutter and differentiate you from your content marketing competitors. (Go to 13:01 )
3) Build the base: combine content type + platform + consistent delivery + time to create your base of content. (Go to 23:15 )
4) Harvest your audience: build your own subscribers so that you have control over your content marketing audience base. (Go to 28:45 )
5) Diversify: aim to engage your audience on at least 3 different content touchpoints (Go to 37:37 )
6) Monetize: use your data to understand the difference between those who convert and those who do not. (Go to 43:16 )
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