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

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.


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


"Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

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