If you want to use curation but are not sure how it could fit into your content marketing strategy, consider these four business benefits.
1. "Taming the firehose of content"
Many content marketers still struggle with “feeding the beast” of content and look to content aggregation tools to help them filter — and provide topical relevance to — content they may want to deploy for any of the approaches mentioned above.
2. Faster, more agile content marketing
Beyond social listening tools, content curation and aggregation tools (especially those that also pull in conversations) can help a brand be “in tune” with what’s happening in real time.
3. Adding points of view and distinct experiences
Many content curation tools approach the curation idea from this perspective — where the content marketer has not only the capability to aggregate the content in a “portal” type of interface, but also to organize and add new content, and package it all in a way that may create an entirely new type of experience.
4. Empowering and engaging target audiences
Jeff Ernst, Vice President of Marketing at Forrester Research, has been quoted as saying, “Consumers don’t buy your product or service, they buy your approach to solving their problem.” This is certainly a core tenet of content marketing, and the idea of giving audiences both the incentive and the power to aggregate around a branded approach to a particular topic is an attractive one.
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Via Giuseppe Mauriello