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Why You Need To Curate Content and How To Be A Master At It

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This is a great piece by Heidi Cohen on why your marketing needs content curation and 12 attributes of a successful curation strategy.  This is one of the best articles I've seen on this topic in a very long time.


As I said, I've seen many pieces on curation but if you're like me, everytime I read about this, I always find something new or am reminded of ways I can polish what I'm doing.


Here are some of the highlights.........


Intro:


Why Your Marketing Needs Content Curation


At its core, content curation is like a great editor or blogger who brings his unique taste and understanding of his target audience to his selection of the best content for his readers.


**He provides context for the content so that it's more than a collection of information


3 Reasons your content marketing strategy needs content curation:


1. Offering your audience a combination of original and third party content provides a branded context for your work


2. Curating other people's content positions you and/or your organization as a tastemaker in your field


3. Creating sufficient content is a marketing and business challenge


12 Attributes of a successful content curation strategy:


Here are a few things that caught my attention:


 *Has defined measurable goals


As part of your content marketing strategy and by extension

your marketing plan, content curation needs objectives that

are associated with your business.


**Targets a specific audience


. *Content curation like other forms of content marketing requires

understanding your readers' marketing persona


** Involves a community


*As with any social media or content marketing, your

audience should be at the heart of your content efforts.


**Clay Shirky says it best:


"Curation comes up when people

realize that it isn't just about information seeking, it's also

about synchronizing a community"


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


Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/SpJEfQ}


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Joe Winpisinger's comment, January 26, 2013 8:31 PM
I see that you are making some of these into almost like blog posts too. Jan Gordon does the same thing. I think I am going to try it out...
Christian Forthomme's curator insight, June 19, 2013 9:32 PM

Very good summary of what's needed in content curation. 

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Make Your Business the Go-To Resource by Curating Great Content

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This piece is from senseiblog. I selected it because it reaffirms the importance of using content curation as a part of your content marketing strategy.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

"Content doesn’t always have to be content from your organization, your clients just need to be able to access it through you. Let’s be honest, creating enough content to fulfill demand is a daunting task".

 

**Quality content is a sustainable competitive advantage

 

**the ultimate goal of your online presence should be to become a “Go To” source of information that your stakeholders log onto with increasing or sustainable frequency.

 

**Once achieved, the differentiation this status gives you becomes widespread generating respect, appreciation and business from both new and existing customers.

 

 **in the grand scheme of things, content curation is an essential part of carving out a position for your brand.

 

**The best strategy is to curate or create content that best meets the need of your stakeholders.

 

**What’s missing most of the time is the incentive to be social. What is the best incentive?

 

It is the ability to contribute in a meaningful way

 

 

**Great content starts conversations which leads to engagement and relationships.

 

**by adding context, some examples are links to other sources who provide more insight on the topic, expressing your viewpoint, asking questions, inviting others to comment and continue the dialogue.  

 

Content creation, content curation and the ability to give meaningful feedback on it effectiveness is a highly engaging way to involve hundreds, if not thousands of internal staff.

 

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

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/wVK9j0]


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How to Maximize the Reach of Your Posts on Social Networks

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This article and infographic was posted by Ted Nguyen for his blog.

 

Intro:

 

One of the most pressing questions whether you're new to social media or a social media maven is: What's the best way to post information or share content to optimize your reach


Compendium, a content marketing firm conducted a study of more than 200 companies to determine how social media professionals may optimize their engagement with both business-to-business-to-consumer conversations.


What they found is consistent with what Ted Nguyen has experienced and he has demonstrated that he clearly knows what he's doing

Here are some highlights:

 

"My experience in sharing more than 21,000 tweets and Facebook posts to my more than 82,000 Twitter followers and Facebook friends is consistent with the study’s findings"

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**I recommend the hours between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Pacific Time) or 1 to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) are the best times for Twitter and Facebook to optimize social engagement engagement.

 

**I find that tweets shared earlier in the week do better than those sent later in the week. I also have discovered that Facebook posts do best Wednesday early afternoon.

 

**if you look at Ted's social shares, they run around the clock. he tries his best to engage with people in real time or near real time.

 

 

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

 

Read article and see infographic here: [http://bit.ly/VG0xGL]

 

Infographic by DKNewMedia

 

Survey by Compendium


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Mix Curation With Socially Addictive Content - Here's How

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My fellow curator and colleague, Beth Kanter has once again given us a wonderful post full of insights and resources.

 

****I also want to point out that what she has done in this article is an excellent example of providing "context" and adding depth to what she's saying. 

 

In this piece Beth talks about Transdisiplinarity which means literacy in and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines which you will notice, she has clearly demonstrated in this post.

 

 

Read full article: [http://bit.ly/ACNJik]


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 24, 2012 12:51 PM
The 23 tips for blog content is also an excellent example of curated content that is high quality.
Beth Kanter's comment, January 24, 2012 3:02 PM
Thanks for rescooping