The essence of content marketing is creating valuable content to pull and convert customers toward a product or service. You’re informing, entertaining, and educating through engaging and optimized web content, eBooks, white papers, infographics, video, and blog posts so that they recognize, like, and trust your brand enough to do business with you.
You already know this, but do your organization’s CMOs, CFOs, and CEOs get it? They may hear whispers that “content is king,” but are not yet sold on the idea of investing in a full-scale content marketing initiative. In fact, “AdAge” recently reported that marketers are spending an average of 12 percent of their budgets on content marketing, while traditional advertising still commands the bulk of the share.
As an in-house marketing professional, it’s your job to convince and convert your top leadership to buy into a content marketing plan for your business. But where do you start?Continue Reading