Content Marketing & Content Strategy
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Content Marketing & Content Strategy
Models. Tools & Steps To Executing A Content Strategy
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HACKS - Content Marketing Hacks That Will Help You Stand Out

Keeping content fresh, exciting and bringing back visitors is a challenge for all businesses. Startups, government bodies and Fortune 500 companies all struggle

Via Peg Corwin
Peg Corwin's curator insight, November 28, 2013 8:27 PM

Learn how to make your CONTENT stand out by doing such things as embracing blogger relationships, writing guest posts, and collecting emails.  Click for all 9 hacks.

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Develop an Audience-Centric Content Strategy

Develop an Audience-Centric Content Strategy | Content Marketing & Content Strategy |
An audience centric content strategy begins with a well defined persona analysis prior to keyword search as part of your discovery process.

Via digitalassetman, Brian Yanish -, Martin (Marty) Smith, Gregg Breward
Stefano Principato's insight:

Primary objective in this exercise is to define an audience-centric content strategy. Understanding the relationship between themes that are advertorial, industry informational and highly relevant to your targeted audience’s interests will help you stay focused.

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, April 30, 2013 10:08 AM

Unique Customer Aspirations
I do something very similar as this post suggests, but I reverse the process preferring to do keyword research first. Keywords are vox populi, the voice of the mob, and so represent raw, unfiltered demand. If you listen carefully enough you can hear semantics too (how customers FEEL about something). 

Keywords also represent how customers think about your product, service or company. Whenever possible use THEIR language not yours, so I start with Keywords and work to personas. 

This post goes into intricate detail on persona creation and, in their model, I can see why they fit keys to personas. My personas are created from keys and patterns in our site's Google analytics. 

If you do either end of this exercise well the rest is somewhat moot. A great keyword set can drive a great persona and it works just as well in the other direction.

I agree with the core idea very much. As marketers we have what the Heath brothers called a "curse of knowledge" (Made To Stick). We LIVE our marketing. Customers DON'T live for our marketing. They live to raise great kids, experience special moments with people they love and experience life at its fullest.

This is why I like to connect with UCA (Unique Customer Aspirations) another way of saying "develop an audience-centric" content strategy.

UCA Post  

Robin Martin's comment, May 15, 2013 10:43 AM
Wow Marty...your own post is perfect! Our shop is professional/organizational learning within the University of Michigan. We have our own website, catalog and very few social media sites. Actually, we have never even used Google keywords/AdWords on our site. I'm thinking this is a definite no-no. Some of us feel it is not necessary since our customers are internal. What is your take on it?
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, May 15, 2013 12:09 PM
Robin, first thanks for all the RT love today you ROCK. Now lets talk PPC. Can PPC play an important role inside of the Uof M? Maybe. If you have specific goals around list creation or have something to sell in a fairly immediate way PPC can provide an important dimension to the rest of the relationship building you do. Not sure how or what content you are monetizing, but I could see a "free UofM" study or white paper that would get my email into your list. Once there you could nurture those on your list with segmented drip campaigns. Clearly tagging those from PPC will give you the ability to judge ROI. Feel free to email your specific use case to me Martin.Smith(at) and I will spend some time thinking about IF or HOW PPC might help. Least I can do for your sharing my content with your great tribe of followers :). Marty