The lines between “content” and “advertising” have now blurred to a point where it’s simply cheaper and more effective for companies to create sponsored content. And as they create more and more content – blogs, videos, podcasts, e-books – they increasingly resemble digital media companies. Learn three good reasons why every company now needs to become a digital media company.
A team of digital marketing heroes has an array of marketing methods and best practices to utilize in crafting a data-driven email. They work off a strong set of data that comes from their customers’ preferences, A/B and multivariate testing, analytics showing the results of their past campaigns, and their own experience and talents.
Beyond branding and funnel marketing tactics, demand generation efforts are specific methods for creating touchpoints for all aspects of the conversion and sales cycles. The goal is to develop long-term customer relationships, leveraging and extending the excitement for continued product or service purchases. And only a demand generation program enacts tactics focused on long-term relationships rather than immediate conversions.
The worlds of advertising and editorial, once separated by a metaphorical (if not literal) wall at all media companies, are now blurring in very strange ways. In fact, let’s be honest, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to tell the difference between the two. Read to see how this has changed the content marketing game.
It’s important to see how content should change across formats and channels. That’s because content created for one channel, like a website or blog, doesn’t necessarily fit other content formats, like email or social media. Nor can you copy and paste it into your mobile content marketing strategy. If you want to reach your target audience in today’s environment, you need to understand that it’s a mobile world—and you need a separate content marketing plan for this channel.
Data, a competitive analysis, a content audit, a content strategy, and a style guide can all point you in the right direction, but your own instincts will tell you the best way to create anything for the brand and the tone and voice it needs.
Visual content is taking over the web. First it was photos and GIFs, and now it’s video. According to some estimates, video will account for as much as 80% of all web traffic by 2019. As if that wasn’t enough of an incentive to start producing more video content as part of your content marketing strategy to boost search results, create more engagement, and help you work better with mobile.
Many marketers have trained themselves to anticipate what to do next when it comes to sending emails, but how many do the same with our blogs, videos, and white papers? Often, marketers simply link to a page filled with content sorted by format, or worse, chronological dates. We are living in a world where our audience expects us to keep them at the edge of their seats. Are you living up to those expectations? Click through your content and see if you’re hooked to go past the...