There is often debate about the distinctions between content marketing and content strategy, but whatever their differences, they shouldn’t be working at cross purposes. There is an opportunity for both fields of practice to inform each other as we move into 2014. Find out what content marketing and content strategy can learn from one another.
It’s popular to say that people hate marketing, but it’s not necessarily true. People think they hate marketing because they are more apt to remember and complain about the badly timed marketing interruptions they didn’t want to hear. Learn how to overcome that perception bias by getting the right content in the right place for your audience.
Marketers who don’t have a strategic plan often doom their own efforts. But there are a number of other factors that can spell doom and gloom for your content marketing. In honor of Halloween, we offer 13 scary reasons why your content marketing will fail. But don’t despair, our presentation also offers tips to help overcome the goblins and gremlins in your process.
Find out more about how content strategy and content marketing are separate, but connected. The two are related, and there’s often significant overlap, but as we begin budgeting and planning for 2014, it’s well worth outlining where the differences lie, so that we can resource our strategies effectively.
The ultimate goal of our content marketing efforts is to “move” our audience in some way by offering epic content. Brands do enough talking about themselves. Instead, they need to tell more stories that engage customers. Find out the 6 essential principles of epic content marketing.
Native advertising is really just one aspect of the larger discipline known as branded content marketing. The technique of placing content in the context of a publisher’s site can have significant value, but the term is really a misnomer. Make sure your content always stands out instead of blending in with the crowd.
It’s obvious that more and more businesses are exploring the concept of content marketing and whether it is something they can use to promote their products or services. If your organization is in that position, don’t just dive in and hope for the best. Find out how to build a successful content marketing strategy from scratch with these 7 steps.
Is it content marketing or clever advertising? Many still view content marketing as the Old Spice-style viral campaigns that are fueled by traditional media. Take a look at some examples that help distinguish the art and science of content marketing from other advertising and marketing efforts.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to content marketing. With so many options and choices, it can be difficult to get started. CMI asked several of this year’s Content Marketing World speakers about advising new clients. Find out what tactics the experts recommend for getting on track with the right content strategy.
Throughout his book, “CTRL ALT DELETE”, Mitch Joel offers dozens of ideas that will impact the future of content marketing. Here are six of the notable trends that content marketers will need to know to make informed business and brand marketing decisions.