The marketing industry has certainly seen the benefits of content marketing — higher consumer engagement, lower costs, more leads. But while many marketers scramble to create content in an attempt to shout through the noise of a saturated digital space, even fewer have put in the time and research to first craft a an effective strategy.
Content strategy is ever-evolving. With each piece, marketers learn something new about their target and what motivates them.
Marketing today relies heavily on the production of content. With tactics such as social media or digital video it’s ever important to have as much content as possible to keep your brand enthusiasts coming back for more.
It’s easy to understand why content marketing is a hot topic lately. Few marketing strategies help demonstrate your knowledge and expertise more clearly than crafting original content your readers find valuable. And with as much time as people spend in front of their email inbox today, email almost always makes sense as a vehicle to deliver that content. However, before you launch an electronic newsletter or other email marketing effort, you should be familiar with the CAN-SPAM Act.
It’s a big, big, blog world out there folks. And if you, your company, or both are not actively in the blogosphere, stop doing what you're doing right now – and get your blog on.
Once upon a time, not so long ago, companies marketed their goods and services by jumping on their soapbox to convince people why they needed to buy from them. “We’re bigger!” “We’re better!” “We have the latest and greatest!” Those companies that could shout the loudest or the longest were usually the winners.
You’ve decided to build your dream house. You know there are a ton of details in building a house, but in your excitement you find a contractor and tell him to “start building and we’ll figure it out as we go along…” Realistic? Definitely not. You’d probably first hire an architect to draw up blueprints to help guide the process. Otherwise who knows what you’ll end up with!