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Here's A Content Marketing Plan That Delivers Results! [Infographic included]

Here's A Content Marketing Plan That Delivers Results! [Infographic included] | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it

I selected this piece was written by Chris Sietsema for convinceandconvert blog because the post plus the infographic lays out a very clear and concise plan to create your content marketing strategy and I found it to be very useful.


Here are a few highlights from the article:


He compares selecting and producing content to what he calls "bricks" and "feathers".


Bricks are referred to as research reports


**are larger content productions such as research reports, events, white papers        .

    video series, mobile apps, etc


**have the potential to make a larger splash when executed and promoted correctly.


Feathers are comprised of simple text and photo content published via popular social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, etc.


**Less intensive than bricks from a production budget standpoint, feathers are created consistently to maintain an ongoing stream of communication between a brand and its audience.


The infographic shows you how to discern what content to use and illustrates the how, what, why and when to use it.


Curated by Jan Gordon covering, "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"


Read article and see infographic here: [http://bit.ly/A6NhFb]

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Beth Kanter's comment, February 26, 2012 9:26 AM
I like this analogy/metaphor. It is easy and quick to make feathers from your bricks, but the bricks take time. Can a curated collection of feathers be made into a brick? :-)
janlgordon's comment, February 26, 2012 10:10 AM
Beth Kanter
I'm glad you liked the article! I love your question, I do think a curated collection of feathers around a particular theme can be turned into a brick. What comes to mind, if you're distilling the comments from the posts (feathers) it's possible that this could evolve into a (brick) research reports, white papers, the possibilities are endless:-)
Beth Kanter's comment, February 26, 2012 10:23 AM
What comes to mind is that a smashed brick is a lot of feathers .. and that you can lead them back to the brick ... for example, I work with some advocacy folks who have these huge bricks called policy papers. They could tweet key points w/links back to the papers on Twitter. Have them cued up for a month in advance .. as you say the techniques are endless .. What I found most helpful was the objectives and metrics ..
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Content Marketing Sweetens the Mix [Infographic]

Content Marketing Sweetens the Mix [Infographic] | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it
Content - How popular has branded content marketing become this year? According to recent research, brands and agencies continue to increase their spending for branded content marketing. Check out the following infographic ...
janlgordon's insight:

Lovely and delicious infograph about content marketing from marketingprofs.


Here are some highlights:


According to the following infographic, 70% of brands and 77% of agencies have used branded marketing for advertising purposes


 Some 32% of brands said an increase in sales was "their preferred method of content marketing measurement," and some 30% of agencies said brand lift was theirs.


Brands and agencies continue to increase their branded content marketing spend. Some 72% of brands did so in 2013. Meanwhile, 71% of agencies increased their branded content marketing spend. 


Selected by: Jan Gordon for Curatti covering "The Evolving World of Marketing"


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janlgordon's comment, June 12, 2013 9:36 AM
Jesus Hernandez Thanks for sharing this!
Ricard Lloria's comment, June 12, 2013 9:38 AM
You´re Wellcome Jan!! Have a nice day!
Brandon Olander's curator insight, June 26, 2013 8:04 AM

A very detailed infographic around how content is king and "content marketing" is a fresh direction.

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Here's How to Use Inbound Marketing to Attract, Convert, Close & Delight

Here's How to Use Inbound Marketing to Attract, Convert, Close & Delight | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it
janlgordon's insight:

This article is from Hubspot and is one of the best articles I've seen so far that explain what you have to do to attract your ideal customer, convert them and keep them coming back for more. I love the graphic because it clearly shows you how to move your customer through the sales funnel.


In today's marketplace attention is scarce and it's crucial that you present great information at the right time, where your customers are in an attractive manner.


It's importand to be clear on what inbound marketing is and how you can use this effectively for your business.


Here's what caught my attention:


Make marketing people love.


By publishing the right content in the right place at the right time, your marketing becomes relevant and helpful to your customers, not interruptive. Now that’s marketing people can love.


Understanding Inbound Marketing:


Sharing is caring and inbound marketing is:


  1.creating and sharing content with the world.

 

  2.creating content specifically designed to appeal to your dream   

     customers

 

  3.attracts qualified prospects to your business and keeps them coming 

     back for more


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Randy Bauer's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:45 PM

A Great look at a sales funnel strategy by +Hubspot that gets all the information right in front of you.

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janlgordon's comment, May 18, 2013 9:58 PM
Randy Bauer - Thanks you! I thought the whole article was very informative - love the graphic too - happy you liked it!
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A 2-Step Editorial Calendar Template that Can Boost Your Content Marketing Productivity

A 2-Step Editorial Calendar Template that Can Boost Your Content Marketing Productivity | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it

This is really a great piece by Roger C. Parker for Content Marketing Institute. We can all use a little help to increase our content marketing strategy, I found this two-step approach very useful and wanted to bring it to your attention:  


Looking to increase your content marketing productivity? Get yourself started with this two-step approach to creating an editorial calendar.


Here are the benefits you'll receive by following this approach:


*Perspective: The Monthly Editorial Calendar work sheet creates a birdy-eye, big picture view of your editorial calendar, helpinng you focus attetion on your prospects' key goals and objectives


**Easier decision-making: Focusing on 12 mothly themes at the beginning of y our content development process helps reduce the  number of decisions needed and increase the likelihood of getting a consensus on your ideas


**Consistency: Multiple projects that address different aspects of each month's theme reinforces your firm's key messages on a regular, ongoing basis


**Scalability: The two-step approach to creating an editorial calendar is efficient enough for small firms and self-employed professionals, yet it can be upgraded to create robust applications for larger corporations


**Efficiency: Identifying overarching themes that can be reinforced on a weekly basis also simplifies your efforts to reformat, repurpose or recycle your key messages across multiple media channels


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"


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How to Build a Strong Captive Audience Through Content [Infographic]

How to Build a Strong Captive Audience Through Content [Infographic] | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it

I selected this piece posted by Frank Reed from Marketing Pilgrim and infographic from BlueGlass which pulls on the experience of Copyblogger who is one of my trusted sources.  I personally use these suggestions and they work.


Here are some highlights:


**Share and promote other's who have great content


**Make insightful comments on content, this starts a conversation that can lead to potential opportunities, partnerships, joint ventures, mutual support


**Add links of posts that can add value or insightful information to the content you're posting or curating


Increasing your Subscriber Account


**Ask for the subscription


Offer free extra content


**Let people know they can get a report, Ebook, Audio Series, Ecourses


One of the most important aspects of your content is your headline


**80% of people will read your headline


**20% of people will read the whole post


**50% of your emphasis when writing should be on your headline's quality


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"


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14 Unique Types of Content Every Marketer Should Try

14 Unique Types of Content Every Marketer Should Try | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it

I selected this piece (by Allyson Galle for Hubspot) because there are some great tips for using under-used content to shake up your routine and keep things interesting and different.


Here are a few that caught my attention:


Concept/Content Visualizations


**These are not to be confused with infographics - you should use this when you have an abstract or difficult-to-understand concepts that are hard to describe through text.


**Content visualizations can serve as great trump cards in the back pockets of content creators when it comes to getting prospects and leads to understand difficult concepts that your products and services help to solve.


**In this article, there is a graphic that shows how this is done by illustrating the concept of closed-loop marketing. It's easy to understand and pleasant to look at.


Livestreaming Video


**This serves a dual purpose, content and traffic


**This is excellent for real-time engagement, traffic will be flooding into your site, Create a hashtag to accopany your livestreamed content, you can start a discussion before the event


**You can insert calls-to-action or product/service information if you'd like, but don't turn this into an infomercial


Jan Gordon - This is one of my favorites


Memes


**Get to know what popular memes currently circulating the internet (they do have proper form) see if you can adapt them for your marketing purposes.


**Memes are catch, fun and memorable and they can help you establish your brand's personality


The example of "What People Think I Do/What I really Do" Meme Hugspot used on their FB page generated 460 likes, 53 comments, 337 shares!


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Marketing, Social Business and Beyond"


Read full article here: [http://tinyurl.com/7pyfh4p]

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3 Keys to Increasing Content Conversions

3 Keys to Increasing Content Conversions | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it

Rachel Foster interviewed Scott Armstrong of Brainrider for Content Marketing Institute and I found their discussion very valuable.


Intro


Are you aware of how well your content is working for you? Many marketers don't know how well they're doing or how to go about finding out


Scott Armstrong says there are three areas to look when it comes to optiizing your content


Here's what you should do:


Findability


**Keywords are important but you should think about your meta description as the first 160 characters that will draaw people into your content and motivate them to click your link


Relevance


**When you're creating content, think like your customer, ask yourself whether you're addressing concerns or questions in an engaging manner


**Consider the state of your customer's buying cycle as this can influence the type of content they will find most relevant

 

Value


What do my customers want to know, and am I creating content that answers their questions?”


A tool that can help you in this area is a content framework, or a template that outlines your customers’ needs, pains, and desired information. This will help you stay focused when you create content.


**Learn how many people are willing to give up their contact information for your content


**Ask your readers what they would find useful vs trying to make your content interesting


Here are some ways you can do this:


*How-to-guides

*Matrixes

*Statistics

*Comparisons

*Templates

*Frameworks


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"


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Content and the Ripple Effect of Shiny-Object Syndrome

Content and the Ripple Effect of Shiny-Object Syndrome | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Ardath Albee, I selected it because I thought her insights were right on the money.


To paraphrase:


Everything has changed, B2B executives need to change their mindset to fit the realities of the "always connected consumer" They are bombarded with too much information. It's important to shift your thinking and change the way you relate to them. The old way won't work.


Excerpt:


"Selling content marketing to B2B executives is hard. At least harder than it should be. But what strikes me as odd is their willingness to requestion their decision after they've finally been convinced".


Here are some highlights:


**Content marketing is not a campaign  With no stop date, it violates the nature of traditionalist marketers to be able to box in a final result and say "it worked"


or "it could have been better." At least not quickly


**content marketing isn't three touches and a sales pitch, your department may not be shuffling as many leads to sales.


**If the change we make isn't driven by what our buyers want, it's driven by what we want. What we want isn't going to convince buyers to buy. Especially over the longer-term, complex buying process.


**Here is two things to do to combat Shiny Object Syndrome:


First - determine ways to measure your incremental wins with content marketing that tie to business KPIs. That's one thing that marketing automation technology and analytics can help you with.


It's also something that salespeople can help you with. When's the last time you spoke with them about the leads you sent over?


Here are more insights from Matt Johnson who  has more to say about KPI's


"Only by compartmentalizing our distinct lives as brand stewards, lead generators and media mavens, can we help educate others (CEOs, peers, our teams, ourselves), who may think of “marketing” as a monolithic and mysterious blob......


Second - put some fun into your content marketing!


**Take a look at your personas and figure out a new way to approach them. Put a new spin on a topic you've grown bored with


**Use a new format. Do it to engage yourself as much as you do it to engage your buyers.


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"


See full article here: [http://tinyurl.com/73xam22]

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E-Books in America [infographic]

E-Books in America [infographic] | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it
An infographic showing the popularity of infographics in America.


**While printed books remain the top choice for readers those reading e-books with e-content reportedly spend more time reading.


**With e-content a reader is allowed to get more involved in what they’re reading. Through the simple click of a link an e-book will show you a video or take you to a website full information.


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"


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Infographic : How to get Killer Content Ideas for Websites • 7Boats

Infographic : How to get Killer Content Ideas for Websites • 7Boats | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it
Infographic on how to get killer content ideas for your websites or blogs. 14 ways to create compelling content when you don't have a clue.
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Websites With More Content Generate More Customers

Websites With More Content Generate More Customers | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it

This infographic from Hubspot posted October of 2011 is surely as relevant today as it was then. 
 
We've long known that business blogging, social media, and great content creation are the keys to successful inbound marketing


** To learn more about how often you should be blogging, curating or creating content and how your website traffic increases as your social media presence grows, check out this infographic, "Act Big to Get Big"


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


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How to Create Demand Through Compelling Content

This slideshare is from Eloqua and Jess3 exploring the nexus between content marketing and demand generation.


A few things that caught my attention:


**Buyers are interested in what you know rather than what you sell


**They refer to "suspects" as anyone who either shares your content or

    buys your products


Interesting to follow the process through these images - can help you to tighten your content marketing strategy.


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"


See slideshare here: [http://slidesha.re/KFruVw]

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Jesse Soininen's curator insight, December 12, 2012 1:32 PM

Compelling content is the key

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The DNA Code for Building Great Content | Content Marketing Institute

The DNA Code for Building Great Content | Content Marketing Institute | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it

This piece was written by ahava-leibta for contentmarketinginstitute


"They all have four key elements that make up the code for building great content".


Here are some highlights:


There are some basic steps you need to follow before you apply these elements to have a successful campaign:


**Branding/messaging: Who are you, and what do you represent and offer? What       do you need to say?


**How can you provide value to your customers?


**User profiles or personas: Who are you trying to reach?


**What do they care about?


**Where and across what channels do they consume content?


**Define the campaign


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"


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Savor The Flavor Of The Eloqua Grande Guide To Content Marketing--The Key To Success For B2B Marketers

Savor The Flavor Of The Eloqua Grande Guide To Content Marketing--The Key To Success For B2B Marketers | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it
B2B Content Marketing is the best way to create top-of-the-funnel excitement that translates to revenue down the road.
 

Businesses that succeed in developing timely, relevant, non-promotional content reach potential buyers both directly and through the most persuasive channel of all: word of mouth. Exceptional content, like remarkable products, induces conversations and incites sharing.

 

Tips and best practice advice to improve the return on your content marketing.

 

Content marketing is the art of creating, curating and distributing valuable content, combined with the science of measuring its impact on awareness, lead generation and customer acquisition.

 

Simply put, it’s business-relevant communications minus the selling. It’s the antidote to “interruption marketing.” Instead of pitching products or services, a content marketer equips buyers with the knowledge to make better-informed decisions.

 

Central to content marketing is the belief that if businesses deliver consistent, helpful information to buyers at the right time, then prospects will ultimately reward the company with their purchase and loyalty.

 

This Whitepaper - http://bit.ly/JnyPYd - is a bitesized look at everything you need to know to implement a content marketing strategy, showing you why businesses need it, what different types of content marketing there are, best practice tips to bear in mind and how to measure the results from your content. 



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Today’s Marketer & the Changing Face of Buyer's Purchase Decisions

Today’s Marketer & the Changing Face of Buyer's Purchase Decisions | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it
As social, mobile and influence marketing pervades today's business marketplace, the CMO needs to understand more data and trends than ever before.
janlgordon's insight:

This is a great article by Danny Brown and I selected it because it gives you a good overview of the challenges all marketers are facing today. In today's world, you have to send your messages to your customers, where they are, at the right time and how they want it.


Here are some of the highlights:


We once were able to create a message and blast it out until it was accepted. Today there are multiple channels, factors, disruptors and more that make marketing your brand much more scientific than before.


Think of all the facets of marketing today:


  • Social media marketing
  • Mobile marketing
  • Influence marketing
  • Digital marketing
  • Search engine marketing
  • Email marketing
  • Pay Per Click marketing
  • Banner display marketing
  • Digital signage marketing
  • Traditional marketing


 As you can see - Marketing must be multi-faceted


      Channels and content are key!


The Landscape is Shifting


It’s not just social media that’s leading the charge in the way we do business –


** mobile is dramatically shifting not only the way we consume media, but also the way we shop and make purchase decisions.


Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


Read complete article here: http://bit.ly/1afZIaC


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The Guide To Search: Why Social & Mobile Are The Future

The Guide To Search: Why Social & Mobile Are The Future | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it

I selected this piece from Simplyzesty because search is an important topic to all of us and as many of us know, it's currently in a transition period now.



Intro:


As algorithms become more complex and the major search engines introduce new features, it's clear that our expectations about how search should work and what it can do for us has risen with every new development.


Excerpt:


**We demand that  relevant information comes faster, becomes more acurate and matches our tastes and interests.


**Throw Siri and Google Now into the mix and the idea that the very concept of search will be radically different in three to five years time is a distinct possibility.


With social media developing at a rapid pace and search engines becoming smarter, the emergence of social search was expected to be the next big thing...


Here are the highlights from this article:


** Where is Social Search headed?


**The development of Mobile search


**Web & Mobile analytics tools


** Social & Mobile SEO Practices


**Oopinion & Analysis


**Infographics Sources


Here's what caught my attention:


**According to a BIA/Kelsey report, mobile search will generate 27.8 billion more queries than desktop search by 2016.


**Mobile will generate 113.4 billion queries and desktop generate 85.6 billion.


**9 our of 10 mobile searches lead to action, over half leading to purchase


Create mobile-friendly content


**Your regular desktop content can stay the same provided you’ve reformatted it for mobile users (see last tip), but the best thing to do is to host your homepage and mobile only pages on m.domain.com subdomaion or /m subfolder.


**State of Search explains why good content strategy is crucial for social search


**eConsultancy lists four major reasons why mobile search is different to traditional search


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


See full article here: [http://bit.ly/PiXXQO]

 

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19 Reasons You Should Include Visual Content in Your Marketing [Data]

19 Reasons You Should Include Visual Content in Your Marketing [Data] | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it

I selected this piece by Amanda Sibley for Hubspot, because marketers are seeing huge returns in terms of more readers, leads and customers.


Here are some of the 19 statistics that make the case for including visual content in your marketing strategy.


 **90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual and visuals are precessed 60,000 faster in the brain than text. (sources - 3M Corporation and Zabisco)


**40% of people will respond better to visual information than plain text (Source: Zabisco)


**Visual content drives engagement. Just one month after the introduction of Facebook timeline for brands, visual content - photos and videos saw a 65% increase in engagement


**Pinterest generated more referral traffic for businesses than Google, Youtube and Linkedin combined (Source: Shareaholic)


**Viewers spend 100% more time on pages with videos on them (Source: MarketingSherpa)


**Viewers are 85% more likely to purchase a product after watching a product video. (Source: Internet Retailer)


Selected by Jan Gordon covering, "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"


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Content Marketing Is Now Visual – Are You Ready?

Content Marketing Is Now Visual – Are You Ready? | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it

You’re finally convinced that content marketing is critical to your marketing strategy.

 

When we think of content, we often think of a compilation of words, words that tell a story relevant to our buyer and connect to our brand. The problem is that our prospects have less time to read these words, even when they tell a well-crafted story that can be useful in their jobs. Why?

Content is evolving. No longer are white papers and webinars the secret to inbound marketing success, visual is becoming the norm. Get ready to kick the tires and light the fires around your content strategy as we show you how to effectively utilize visual content like Infographics, video, visual note-taking, memes, and even Instagrams into your marketing campaigns.

 

We’re in a state of information overflow and many are looking for a way to dig out.

Simultaneously, we have learned to digest information faster – sometimes even at a glance.

This quick consumption of data lets us know the big message and allows us to decide whether or not we need to keep reading. The headline of an article is commonly used to make this decision, but how can we rely on more than a headline to get our point across?

 

The answer - Visual Content Marketing

Visual content marketing is the utilization of images to engage your prospects through the buying cycle. This can include Infographics, images, charts and graphs, memes, comics, photos, videos, and even visual notetaking. http://bit.ly/Qa2XZ3

 

What’s critical is that they help tell a story related to your brand. Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean a sales pitch. Rather, visual content is created with the goal of appealing to your prospects and is meant to offer them a solution for a pain they may have.

This presentation, created with Column Five - http://bit.ly/LooubE , not only explains different types of visual content, but also to give examples to inspire your own visual content creations. 

Walking the B2B Marketer through the steps necessary to produce and promote great visual content, from content purpose and distribution channels to idea creation and proper usage. It also goes into the theory, history, and practice behind visual content.

 

By Maria Pergolinohttp://bit.ly/KKa36J

Source: http://bit.ly/MydmLg

Download Presentation here: http://bit.ly/LcQxN6 [PDF]


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Hubert Cosico's comment, July 16, 2012 8:13 AM
Just sharing the concept of visual content marketing and how it could potentially change how we communicate. Great pick MaxOz!
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10 Must Haves to Stand Out in The Content Marketing Storm

10 Must Haves  to Stand Out in The Content Marketing Storm | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it

I selected this piece by Tom Bishop for B2C Community because there are good suggestions to help you stand out from the content marketing storm.


He was inspired to write this article while he was hiking in the mountains of New Hampshire with his kids. They experienced thunderstorms suddenly that caused whiteouts, where they couldn't see anything.  He saw similarities with all the content coming at our readers and how important it is to have some tools to help you stand out and weather the content storm.


Intro:


Are you prepard to take your content to the next level?  There are 10 things you have to do so your content doesn't get lost 


Here are a few things that caught my attention:


Ideas


**the author says you should allow your ideas to flow like water, they are the most important item on the list.


**Keep your mind open, be inspired by your readers, your surroundings, what others have said. Sometimes our greatest inspiration comes when when we least expect it


Solutions


**Solutions make up the fuel that drives a robust content strategy. Your ideas must be supplemented by a steady diet of problem solving for your audience


**Make sure to have plenty of tools, resources, advice, strategy, anything that helps your readers otherwise your content will not be sustainable


Social Media


**It is essential to build and maintain relationships online by generating opportunities for engagement between people


**People find your content on Facebook and share it on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Linkedin, they make comments, ask questions.  This is a great way to engage with them and get to know how you can serve them better


**Your content should have the ability to drive activity that spreads as it generates interest from one person to another - this is what helps you build a community of  loyal followers that keeps them coming back for more


Technology


**Be sure to choose the right tool for customer relationship maintenance


**Customer relationship management tool, e-commerce software, social media management and content collaboration application to help you create, store, publish and share your material


Here is a review of the best customer management tools of 2012


Here is an article How to Build a Content Marketing Machine that can give you more great strategy


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"


Read full article here: [http://tinyurl.com/cdo593c

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What the Rise of Content Marketing Means for Your Business

What the Rise of Content Marketing Means for Your Business | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it

I selected this piece written by Chris Norton for B2C community

because I thought it had some good suggestions based on research about the role of content marketing and its importance in competing in today's marketplace.


Intro:


"The term “content marketing” is gaining currency in recent months, becoming the new lingua franca of online marketers. But what is it?'


Excerpt:


Earlier this year, creative firm Outbrain surveyed senior-level brand marketers and agency executives 


**100% of brand and agency marketers surveyed utilize content marketing in their overall marketing strategies.


**Of those surveyed, 82% of brand and agency marketers expect to increase content marketing efforts in 2012


As consumers become more reliant on the Internet and social mobile for information and purchase decision, the demand for informative and relevant content will continue to grow apace.


**No company is immune to this online evolution.


**In order to compete, brands will have to adjust their marketing efforts to the new realities of our content-driven era.


**For many, outsourcing content creation will prove a more efficient and affordable alternative to building an online marketing team.


Jan Gordon: It will be interesting to see how content curation evolves in this whole process. A blend of created and curated content can be very powerful as long as it is relevant and valuable for your audience on a consistent basis.


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"


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Content's New Life Cycle - 4 Important Steps to Build & Maintain Your Brand

Content's New Life Cycle - 4 Important Steps to Build & Maintain Your Brand | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Aaron Dunn for Content Marketing Institute.


These steps apply to your overall content marketing strategy whether you're creating or curating content.


The challenge:


**Companies are now left trying to make sense of which ones they should be paying attention to, what they need to be doing in these channels to gain a competitive advantage, and how it all ties into their overall content marketing strategy.


The solution:

 

**In today’s rapidly shifting web, it’s essential that companies start to take a more holistic approach to content marketing and connect more effectively with their various stakeholders across a number of web and social channels


Here are the four steps:


As we awaken to the new realities of content, here are four ways to rethink your content execution, and take advantage of the new content life cycle.


**Structure your content marketing strategy as a holistic system that allows you to connect more effectively with various stakeholders across a number of social channels, drive conversation, and influence customers.


**Open up content contribution to more users across the organization, providing more opportunities to connect with and engage customers in social channels, and extend your online reach.


**Be sure to remove any technology or process roadblocks that inhibit the expansion of your contributor pool — the more people who are able to contribute easily, the more content you will have to push across your channels.


**Deliver fresh, compelling and timely content that engages users and keeps visitors returning to your site, and then be sure to extend that content into your social channels.


**Be sure you are listening to the online conversations of your target audience, and optimize your content and content strategy based on the insights you gather from them.


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Survey: Content Curation has Experienced Significant Growth in 2012

Survey: Content Curation has Experienced Significant Growth in 2012 | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it

Curata did a 2012 Content Curation Adoption Survey and what they found are some very impressive facts about curation and they say it will become even more mainstream in years to come.


Here are some Facts from the Survey:


**95% of marketers have curated content in the past 6 months


**85% of curators say establishing thought leadership is their main objective


**63% of marketeres use email newsletters to find third-party content to share


**79% of marketers use social media to find third-party content to share


**75% of marketers cite social media as channel of choice for sharing content


**30% more marketers cite finding high quality content as their biggest challenge compared to 2011


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How to generate revenue from blogging and content marketing

How to generate revenue from blogging and content marketing | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it
An infographic highlighting the revenue generating opportunities of content marketing...


**Companies that blog get up to 55%more traffic


**They also get up to 97% more inbound links (which search engines like!)


**They can get up to 434% more indexed pages in search engines


**Blogging companies get up to 25x times more business leads


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The 10 Best Marketing Infographics of 2012 (So Far)

The 10 Best Marketing Infographics of 2012 (So Far) | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it

This is from the 10 best marketing infographics of 2012 so far. Take a look at the best marketing infographics that have been created so far in 2012.

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The Psychology of Color

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How color can affect your mood, emotion? How advertiser use color to attract you ?

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How To Repurpose Old Blog Content To Create New Premium Products

How To Repurpose Old Blog Content To Create New Premium Products | The Evolving World of Marketing | Scoop.it
If you're looking to make money from your blog, here are three ways to use old content to monetize your blog and create regular passive income.

 

From having advertisements on your blog to selling affiliate links (or your own product), it’s clear that bloggers want to be able to make money from blogging – it’s just a matter of how (and without upsetting your readers).

 

Three ways to monetize your blog with older contenthttp://bit.ly/JoP4lf 

 

"1. Create a Premium Ebook

Look back at your content, and see if there’s an ongoing theme that can be fine-tuned and made available as a premium publication.

 

2. Create an Educational Video Download

Check your analytics, and see which posts had the most traction. That suggests that there’s an audience for that content, and while your written word may have been popular, a video overview will be even more so.

 

3. Host a Premium Webinar

If the written word becomes valuable, you can imagine how valuable a live webinar, with the ability to ask questions on the fly and see something happen in real-time, can be.

 

Ulimately, If You Can Create It, You Can Sell It

Quality never has a price limit on it.

 

Find the content you feel offers the most value and opportunity to turn into a premium offering.


The good news is, the audience is waiting – you just need to provide."

 

Full article: http://dannybrown.me/2012/04/23/make-money-with-your-blog/ 


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Beth Kanter's comment, April 27, 2012 9:28 AM
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maxOz's comment, April 27, 2012 2:46 PM
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maxOz's comment, April 27, 2012 2:51 PM
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