The advantages of content marketing approach are almost endless, but there’s also a dark side. It takes quite a bit of time. Not everyone is ready for such a commitment, and your CMO might be one of those people. Luckily, there are many tools that can make a content marketer’s life easier. We’ve listed 21 resources to help you optimize your workflow as you identify, create and distribute your content.
Or is it? Last week we talked about how you can implement content marketing in a B2B and a B2C environment. But what do you do with all those content marketing campaigns? Do they magically gain you sure customers? They don’t. You need to flip your content marketing coin and see that the other side of it is social media. But don’t get them confused, they are not the same thing! Read more
Pinterest might bore you. You might even snub your nose at it. With social media giants like Facebook and Twitter, who has time for Pinterest? Isn’t it just another visual platform where idle housewives go to kill some time looking at ideas for their latest home renovation, newest food trend and a perfect dress for an upcoming party? Isn’t it a site that is full of beautiful pictures that are perfect fodder for inspiration but doesn’t lead to any business results? Yes – and no.
Last week, you learned about Moments of Inspiration (MOI) and how these — with a bit of *magic* — can easily lead to a great return on investment (ROI). I’m sure you can’t wait to apply this knowledge to your marketing campaigns in upcoming 2015. So why don’t we continue where we’ve left off and take a look at another aspect of Content Marketing: how to use it effectively for B2B and B2C. Feeling excited already? Then let’s go!
Do you use Twitter for business? Or, do you feel totally intimidated by it? For some people discovering Twitter is like finding a new candy store. There is an endless supply of people to follow, to read their updates and discover what is happening in their lives. To make a connection and remain in touch – it’s all very exciting and frankly you don’t understand why people make such a big deal out of it. I will help you take the mystery and the overwhelm out of Twitter so that you can have an effective, highly profitable Twitter strategy in 2015. And you don’t have to spend big bucks to outsource this. Read more
With the year coming to an end, we are starting to think of resolutions that could make our new year a raging success. That is why December is the perfect month for a special Content Marketing Monday series where you will be able to learn what content marketing has in store for 2015! Let us start with the foundation of content – the moment of inspiration. Read more
It’s only taken 4 years, but Pinterest now tops 70 million users, knocking Twitter off the top spot to become the fastest growing social network on the web. The gloriously aesthetic site design certainly drives sales – a study by RichRelevance found that Pinterest shoppers spend an average of $169, compared to Facebook at $95 and Twitter $70 – making it arguably the most important social network platform on which you should be marketing your products. Read more
I am sure you are already using some form of content marketing in your business. Whether it is the updates you make on your Facebook page, articles you write for a leading publication in your industry, or writing blog posts for your business blog. You can call it what you want but when you are pushing out content to meet your business goals, you are engaging in content marketing. So it pays to learn to do it right. Read more
Content is king. It’s the king of SEO, and it’s the king of every great website, blog, infographic, Twitter account, and Facebook page out there. Excellent content drives traffic to your site. It’s as simple as that. No image, blog post, video, or anything else that has ever gone viral has contained content that is anything less than excellent – be it excellently funny, excellently informative, excellently shocking, excellently entertaining, or excellently silly, they have all had one thing in common: excellence. Read more
“Have a plan, or plan to fail.” Ever heard that saying? It’s a tidy assessment of why strategy matters. Strategy is especially important for Internet marketers, because we can so easily and so quickly get caught up in the latest shiny new marketing trick, or bogged down in long list of cool tools. Read more