Excerpt from guest post by Michael Brito, author of "Your Brand: The Next Media Company", published on Brian Solis Blog:
"There are four fundamental truths shaping today’s digital ecosystem, which I outline in my upcoming book, Your Brand: The Next Media Company.
1. There is a content and media surplus in the market place. There’s no shortage of advertising, marketing messages, mobile devices or social interruptions trying to command our attention, daily.
2. There is an attention deficit in the minds of consumers. Our brains are finite and we can only consume a small amount of content and then actually make some sense of it.
3. Consumers’ lives are dynamic and extremely unpredictable making extremely difficult for brands to reach them with a message.
4. All consumers are influential and aid their peers down the purchase funnel.
If you are a marketer, there is absolutely nothing stopping you from creating, aggregating, and curating content and then posting it in social media channels without having a content strategy.
You can hire consultants, agencies, and even third-party journalists and bloggers using platforms like Contently or eByline to create content and campaigns on your behalf.
Your brand must become a content organization.
This is much easier said than done, of course. Here are four, very easy considerations to get you started.
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