This piece was written by Shel Holtz he has some good suggestions for companies to move curation beyond entry level and show them how to create more innovative ways to use this powerful tool and that produces more targeted results.
There’s plenty of evidence that business is adopting content curation, but the practice hasn’t been around long enough for organizations to understand how to us it in a way that will strengthen their content marketing strategy.
Here are some of the ways companies can apply curation that will give them more visability and beyond.
** To start applying content curation, communicators need to pay attention to how others are using the crop of curation tools that have found acceptance online.
**Curating news that the media isn’t covering can lead to media coverage. And, by extension, it can improve and expand on stories the media are covering.
The process would look something like this:
Any company news is a potential curated collection.
Think about a product launch, or financial events.
**criteria for selecting curators should begin with their familiarity with the topic. The key to a solid curation effort is the selection of the best, most relevant and representative posts.
**With the curator in place, it’s time to develop key words and set up a monitoring plan.
**This can be as simple as establishing a few Google Alerts or as sophisticated as tapping into a monitoring service the organization is already using, like Radian 6.
Select and comment on the best content:
**Curators need to cull through the many items people have posted in order to find the right posts to create an accurate overview of the news.
**Moreover, adding context is one more curation chore.
When appropriate, adding commentary improves the value of the collection.
Here's the takeaway:
Companies are increasingly focused on content marketing. Curating company news fits nicely into the content marketing bucket, where it can both fill a gap in mainstream media reporting and serve as an impetus to getting that coverage.
**It’s only a matter of time before some organizations move beyond entry-level curation efforts and start curating their news.
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Via Giuseppe Mauriello