Author: Aaron Agius

Aaron Agius is an experienced search, content and social marketer. He has worked with some of the world’s largest and most recognized brands to build their online presence. See more from Aaron at Louder Online.

By aaron-agius published October 3, 2017

User-Generated Content: Where Does It Fit in Your Content Marketing Strategy?

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User-generated content is powerful because it taps into people’s inherent desire to be recognized and appreciated.

When your brand shares something a customer or fan created, that external recognition not only strengthens the customer or fan’s affinity with the brand, it encourages that person to share the content further with his or her friends (and your brand benefits vicariously).

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By aaron-agius published October 1, 2017

13 Experts Share Their Best Tips on How to Build a Well-Run Content Team

expert-tips-well-run-content-teamContent marketing costs 62% less than traditional marketing yet produces almost three times as many leads. It’s easy to see why 89% of B2B marketers use content marketing as part of their strategies.

However, executing an effective content marketing program is no simple task. It requires a skilled team and a well-run process. To help you build and operate an elite team of editors, strategists, writers, videographers, and designers, follow these tips curated from 13 marketing experts.

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By aaron-agius published September 19, 2017

Why Your Content Marketing Team Needs a Developer

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Most companies that are successful with content marketing typically employ a skilled team of strategists, editors, writers, and designers. You can achieve a lot with a small team but as it grows you may benefit by making a developer your next hire.

For more complex projects, you need someone with technical knowledge, which often has meant leaning on your IT department. However, content production becomes far more streamlined when you have a developer on hand at all times.

A good developer is passionate about testing and understands conversion rate optimization, which is essential if you’re serious about creating content that not only engages but also improves the company’s profits.

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By aaron-agius published July 10, 2017

Hacking Your Buyer Personas: The Only 3 Questions You Need to Ask

buyer-persona-hacksThere’s something to be said for thorough, extensively researched buyer personas.

When you’ve taken the time to answer 150 questions about your target customers, there’s no way the content written for them and the way you market to them won’t resonate.

The data backs this up. Katie Sweet, writing for IBM’s THINK Marketing blog, shares some insight that proves how important understanding your customers is to your marketing campaign’s success, including this statistic: 63% of consumers say they would think more positively about a brand if it gave them content that was more valuable, interesting, or relevant.Continue Reading

By aaron-agius published June 5, 2017

Is It Time to Invest in PPC Campaigns for Your Content?

invest-ppc-contentAt first glance, pay-per-click and content marketing can seem like contrasting ideologies. PPC offers an immediate ROI. Alternatively, content marketing is an excellent tool for improving your brand’s visibility, but it often takes time to gain momentum.

But the two can work together. PPC can act as a secret weapon for your content marketing, supercharging your content campaigns and giving you an edge over your competition.Continue Reading

By aaron-agius published January 18, 2017

Merging Two Blogs: Strategies for Content Success

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Maybe you have two separate blogs that deal with two elements of your overall business. Maybe you’re rebranding your business and need to rebrand your blog. Perhaps you recently acquired another company and want to incorporate its blog into your own. Or maybe you purchased a relevant domain for the SEO juice and need to transfer your existing blog to it.

How do you combine two blogs into one? Here’s how. Before we do anything, though, back up each existing blog.Continue Reading

By aaron-agius published October 7, 2016

Using Content Marketing to Drive Customer Delight

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Your content may sufficiently answer your audience’s questions and help them solve their problems, but how much does it delight them — enough to have a measurable impact?

The better the content experience is, the happier your audience will be and the more likely their delight will continue after they buy. They could even become an advocate for your brand with people they know.Continue Reading

By aaron-agius published September 20, 2016

Will the Content Bubble Burst? What’s Next?

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As much as I love content marketing, when I look around at the sheer number of people using it, I’m reminded of another frenzy that didn’t end well — the dot-com bubble.

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By aaron-agius published July 31, 2016

When Content Backfires: How to Handle Negative Feedback Online

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As your followers and traffic grow, so does the potential for ruthless people to emerge.

Sometimes they have good reason.

Sometimes they’re just trolls who want to squash your content into jelly.Continue Reading

By aaron-agius published June 22, 2016

The New Marketer’s Guide to Perfecting Your Content Promotion Process

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You’ve created your first piece of content, and it’s pretty awesome.

You’ve built yourself an outreach list with sites and sent the contacts a friendly email.

Then you sit back.

Wait.

And …

Nothing.

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